Nate R.

Nate R.


New and improved

  • Nov 26th, 2012 at 1:07PM

This morning two people at work came up to me at different times and remarked on the new, skinnier version of me. After spending the weekend buried in baby stuff and suffering through the workouts, that was a big pick-me-up! Down about 2 belt notches from the start and roughly 7 kg and a lot of body fat. Want to do more but happy to have gotten here!

So, where I am now:
pull-ups are very tough. I can do 3 proper ones but have to complete the sets with some assistance
lawnmowers I like. Recently started using a heavier band and can really feel the back muscles working. Also reminds me of my teenage days and my lawn mowing job.
pull downs are ok. Not my favorite but far from hated.
triceps dips are good. I like these. Getting through 6 sets of 14 reps results in fiery pain, but always a big sense of accomplishment.
other triceps exercises are fine but nothing special.
kung fu sit-ups are crazy. Still swinging like a monkey, but they are getting better. I end up doing most of these with knees bent, then straightening them, if I can....
bicycles hurt hurt hurt. I think I actually prefer them to planks, though, as the movement gives me something to think about while I scream.
finally, jump ropes! Miles and miles ahead of where I started. No trip free days, but quite a few trip free sets. Averaging between 2600 and 2700 on the 18 minute days and having fun with double unders (still only getting through max of 3 at a time) and some other variations like one-leg jumps and side to side jumps.

now that I get a pre-workout snack, I have been waking up at 4.30am to get everything done before heading to work. Means some crazy early bed times, but I actually like the peaceful quiet pre-dawn. Day 73 and only 17 days left. Looking forward to rocking the rest of this PCP. Onward!

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Jade B.Jade B.Alumni
over 8 years ago

You're looking good Nate. Am barely able to hang on for dear life with those kung fu sit-ups..makes you wonder how those action movie heroes are able to hang on with their finger tips, on a fast moving train, whilst the villain stamps on their hands :) 4:30am in awe!

    Thomas L.Thomas L.Alumni
    over 8 years ago

    430am, that's dedication. It'll make getting up at 5am easier knowing you're already started. (5am being the time Jade gets to bed)

      Nate R.Nate R.Alumni
      over 8 years ago

      Haha, you guys make me laugh. I'll never be able to watch an action movie the same way again. Looking forward to reading about your next big battle!!!

        Sacha K.Sacha K.Alumni
        over 8 years ago

        4:30 am!!!!! Sounds familiar!!! You are doing great and the pictures show the big improvements!!! Well done and keep up the good work!!!

          Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
          Head Trainerover 8 years ago

          This is the most positive attitude towards a busy schedule I've seen, especially from a Dad with a new born! You're doing awesome and picking the rest of us up too!

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