Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds

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Day 1 - ✓

  • Apr 9th, 2019 at 7:57AM

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I've been wanting to properly do this course for years and the timing finally worked out. Coming into it strong after a few weeks of eating right and hitting at least 15 mins of jumprope a day. Such a big difference than coming in dirty!

Felt good to lift some weight, kettlebell definitely brings on a primal feeling. Fun, functional strength! I'm not a perfectionist but looking to run a perfect program here, it's my favorite time of year to train and it looks like a clear six weeks of life is ahead. Have probably jinxed myself saying that but so be it.

Will try to do a daily post here, some instagram posts, and some video blogs. Gotta keep it fresh or training becomes even more of a grind.

Question for people to answer in the comments - What's the best thing about being strong for you? For me it's still being able to pick up my daughter, but it's getting harder every damn week!

 
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9 comments

Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
about 2 years ago

It's great to see the functional strength at work - for me it's shoving heavy carry-ons in the overhead bins (and taking them out without relying on gravity) and hauling the suitcases off the luggage belt when traveling.


    Ian K.Ian K.Kenzai Member
    about 2 years ago

    Go Patrick go!

    Best thing is the way I carry myself when I'm in shape - I can feel all of that core holding me upright and powerful.


      Anetta S.Anetta S.{:graduating=>"Graduating", :on_day=>"Day %{day}", :title=>"%{program} | %{state}", :title_with_membership=>"%{program} | %{state} (Member)"}
      about 2 years ago

      For me, it's having the strength to hike with my backpack loaded with camping gear! It gets a lot easier with proper leg and core strength


        Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
        Trainerabout 2 years ago

        Ha! Just wait. I can barely lift my son (now 74lbs) and the problem with my 94lb daughter is that she's already over 5'4" at age 11! I can't get her off the ground unless I hoist her up over a shoulder - her legs are just too damn long!
        I think the best thing about being strong for me is the functional aspect. I love how much water I can pull on a dragonboat. But more important is carrying home loads of groceries, lifting my own suitcases, etc.


          Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
          Trainerabout 2 years ago

          The best thing about being strong for me is that it allows me to really enjoy looking after horses and all the lugging of hay, water and poop that goes along with that!...and riding them of course :)
          Best of luck for a successful program, Patrick!


            Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Member
            about 2 years ago

            Opposite here...coming in dirty and outa shape! Great opportunity to make that WOW transformation!
            Being physically strong...love how it makes makes me mentally strong too! And I'm getting ready to move out of state packing boxes and purging so it sure does help!


              Sander V.Sander V.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              Great to have you in the group, Patrick! You will give me added motivation! This is typically a very challenging time for me to train. I'm one day behind already!

              The best part about feeling strong is that my body seems to function better as unit. I can feel how muscles are integrated and working together.


                Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Member
                about 2 years ago

                I would go with clarity of mind. My head just plain functions better when I am working out and fit.


                  Michelle K.Michelle K.Alumni
                  about 2 years ago

                  two programs in a row with you! looking forward to swinging some cannon balls with you. After carrying both my kids (6 and 4) at the same time to the breakfast table today i would say thats the best part of being strong. second best is still fitting in my wedding dress (see prior post)


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