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Personal Training Update: My Arms Are Getting Stronger!

I met with my trainer today and he told me that my arms look more defined today and that my triceps are coming along nicely. This made my day as I have been working so hard!

He kept the workout the same… 4 sets of 10 reps each exercise. It's a tough workout but I seem to be getting results! My legs are super strong now. Some of the exercises for my legs include split squats. This took a couple weeks to get the form right but I got it down now! I'm also doing the leg press (single leg, a much tougher workout, at least for me) and squats using the smith machine.

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Body Fat Percentage Is Now In The Fitness Level!

Body Fat Percentage Is Now In The Fitness Level!

I'm getting closer to my goal of 13% body fat. Today, my trainer figured out what my body fat percentage is. When I first started the training, I believe my percentage was about 23%. I am now 16.76% and that's so awesome to me!

I've gained a lot of muscle, as my weight has been fairly consistent. I did lose about five pounds in the process but that was to be expected. I'm currently at about 215 pounds, which is still up from my lowest in December of 2012 at 212 pounds.

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Progress Report: Arms Are Stronger!

I'm doing so much strength training, I thought I should begin taking pictures of my progress as I go along.

My arms feel like they are getting stronger. I know the amount of weight I've been lifting has been increasing. Hopefully you can see the improvement. I haven't been taking pictures of my progress, but maybe if I start now, I can see if there's a difference in my arms/

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Strength Training Update: Training Hard!

Strength Training Update: Training Hard!

I had my training today and it was another intense workout! He really worked me hard today. I probably sweat gallons, it was a tough workout!

I was doing stair climbing while holding onto a 35 pound bag of sand, three burpees with weights and two bear claws (walking across the floor like a bear), doing these exercises for a total of six minutes. I think I did well getting through his routine 3.33 times.

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Strength Training Update: Awesome! Body Fat Percentage Is Down!

Strength Training Update: Awesome! Body Fat Percentage Is Down!

This is awesome!

My trainer measured my body fat percentage yesterday with the calipers. There's a margin of 3 percent error, but the number was around 17.5! He figures even with the 3 percent error, my number is less than 19, so it has come down considerably!

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