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Monday Night Workout – Where Have I Been?

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 15 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Notes:

Wahahahahaha!

Where have I been?

Well, I had to contend with my school projects and exams.

But it didn’t mean that I have totally neglected my exercises.

I still managed to fit in one or two during the scarce free time that I had.

But now, it’s all systems go!

G-O-!!!

:mrgreen:


Monday Night Workout – Bad Night

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 19 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Notes:

I hated tonight’s workout.

I felt weak.

My pull-up form was bad.

And my shoulder hurts until now.

Can anything else become worse?

Be strong Faisal.


Monday Night Workout – Heavy Workout

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 19 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Notes:

I felt heavy and little bit weary while doing the workout. This was most likely due to a whole day of taking photographs at my cousin’s, Fauzi, wedding yesterday. And the plates of nasi briyani plus its accompanying side dishes didn’t help the cause at all.

But I am pleased to note that in these unsatisfactory condition, I aimed to perform at least 15 sets but I still managed to crank out the same number of sets like last week. So that’s a wonderful bonus.

🙂


Monday Night Workout – Let’s Go

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 19 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 x 3

Back Extensions: 25 x 3

Hanging parallel leg raises: 10 x 1

Notes:

Alhamdulillah I survive another round of this killer workout (by my standards). I managed to perform one more extra set from the previous time and I am slowly inching towards my target of 20 sets.

But it doesn’t mean that by performing 20 sets I am entitled to progress to the next level. I still need to pass the Judgement Day test of completing the test under 5 mins.

So there’s still a long way to go.

So let’s go!

🙂


Monday Afternoon Workout – A Change of Pace and Place

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 18 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

Woohoo!

Slowly but surely the sets keep increasing signalling that I’m on the correct path.

From now on I couldn’t perform the Simplefit program in the comfort of my own house like I used to as the house is currently undergoing renovation and the ledge at the top of the door has been removed as part of the make-over. Therefore I can no longer perform my chin-ups using that ledge and hence has to do the chin-ups at the small Tampines North Park near my block.

Bummer.

On a positive note, I found it easier to execute the chin-ups using the standard pull-up bars that can be found at almost any fitness corner. I totally blitzed my way through the first five sets before taking it easy for the next five. But due to my earlier exuberance, my arms were really struggling to do the next eight sets.

Bummer.

Kay now I have to just kick-start my cardio program again…

Hmm…

:mrgreen:


Monday Night Workout – I Love Pain

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 16 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

Tough.

Freaking tough.

I am talking about the workout I’ve just done, not about myself.

The chin-ups are really sadistic but if it means getting bigger and better defined guns, then by all means. Lol!

😛

Going for a run tomorrow morning.

I MUST GO FOR A RUN TOMORROW MORNING. FAISAL IS GOING FOR A RUN TOMORROW MORNING. I MUST GO FOR A RUN TOMORROW MORNING. FAISAL IS GOING FOR A RUN TOMORROW MORNING. I MUST GO FOR A RUN TOMORROW MORNING. FAISAL IS GOING FOR A RUN TOMORROW MORNING. I MUST GO FOR A RUN TOMORROW MORNING.
Still awake and it’s 1a.m. now. Haizzz.


Monday Night Workout

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 15 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

Adooooiii.

I am soooooooo tired lah. Not much improvement from the 11 sets I did previously. Still a long way to go. G-O- Go!!!

Here are some more photos from last week’s Singapore Bay Run 2010. Courtesy of Sasha and in2it.sg. Anyway I’m too lazy to compose a race report. Suffice to say I am contented posting a time of 1hr 18mins for which is the same as the one during last year’s 10km Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, albeit wearing baju kurung this time around. I don’t think “banana will fruit two times” unless who knows Hari Raya will coincide with another running event in the future. 😛

I was shouting, "SELAMAT HARI RAYA!"

We did it!

Suave Sam and the two Mat Melayus

Sassy Sasha and the two Mat Melayus

With the two cool running moms.


Monday Night Workout – Up One Level

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 11 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

Pathetic.

That’s all I can comment. Haha.

My calves and upper thighs are still sore from yesterday’s run.

Going for an early morning run tomorrow.

Hopefully I can wake up.

And need to post about my Sunday’s Singapore Bay Run too if time permits.

Adios.


27th Ramadhan – A Way To A Woman’s Heart…

Level 2 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 25 sets

1 chin-ups
3 push-ups
4 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 25 X 3

Back Extensions: 25 X 3

Notes:

… is through her stomach’s.

Is it true?

Alhamdulillah I managed to eke out 3 sets more than the previous. Sweat is pouring out from my body right now and it feels damn good. I felt a twinge in my right knee just now but after performing slower squats, it felt normal again. But as usual, necessary precaution will be taken.

Alright that’s it, need to continue baking The Fat Pakcik $250 Chocolate Chip Cookies.

It will be a long night ahead.

The ingredients

🙂

p/s: I am still fat. Haha. Especially after eating the cookies.


20th Ramadhan – And The Struggle Continues

Level 2 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 22 sets

1 chin-ups
3 push-ups
4 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 20 X 3

Back Extensions: 20 X 3

Notes:

Wawaweewa!

Alhamdulillah! My left knee seemed fine when I did the workout just now. I even managed to do two extra sets though my pacing was constant and I hardly pushed the intensity. But still it was a tough workout and I enjoyed it to the max.

A worrying note that I should keep in check is that I keep eating more and more for buka puasa nowadays. Though my mom didn’t cook a lot, the amount of food we received from relatives and neighbours meant that the table is always full with different variety of dishes.

For example, I ate nasi beriani dam kambing from Khalid Mosque and mee rebus plus teriyaki chicken just now. This was in contrast to the early days of Ramadhan when my breakfast comsisted of just a few slices of bread and milk.

And my new semester has started and the only time I can fit in my workout is from 5.45am to 6.45am. That’s way too early. Anyone doing your training at that time?

Aiyayaiyayai!

😕