Today I finished day 50 of the hybrid Chalean Extreme and Turbofire with Push Circuit 2. This workout consisted of Squats, Single Leg Squats, Bicep Curls, V-Curls, Overhead Tricep Extensions and Tricep Extensions. , to name a few. I really love the weightlifting aspect of this hybrid! I used 20 lbs. weights for squats and 12.5 for bicep curls. I then completed the triceps with 7.5lbs and 20lbs. dumbbells for overhead triceps extensions. I felt really good after I completed it and I pushed really hard and failed every rep. For the push circuit exercises, you do 6 to 8 reps of each particular movement to failure. Failure means your muscles were unable to lift once more. This is why you must lift heavy objects during the push circuit aspect of this program. Then, after going to failure for 6-8 reps, you “go extreme.” This consists of three more reps with the same weight, but this time it’s 3 super slow reps with the target muscle group. This is where you get your results. These extreme exercises break down the muscle fiber, which causes the muscle to rebuild itself and therefore creates the toned and lean look I am looking for.
Most people are under the impression that lifting weights, and especially heavy weights, will make you very muscular and bulky. This is true for men as they have more testosterone than women. However, lifting heavy objects for women in this way will build toned, sleek muscles and not bulk. This addition of muscle to your body also speeds up your metabolism, which is fantastic for those looking to lose weight. I believe that a hybrid program designed like this is much more effective for those wanting to lose weight compared to a typical cardio program. Don’t get me wrong, although cardio is still necessary to burn calories and is basically a break for those days when you’re lifting weights. I recommend anyone who wants to lose weight fast to choose a program like Turbofire and Chalean Extreme for best results. Full body workouts like P90X and Insanity are also great programs for a quick weight loss goal. Understand that fast doesn’t necessarily mean overnight!
I didn’t start seeing real changes in my body until day 30. This didn’t mean I didn’t have any either. When you’re first starting your program, don’t be a slave to the scale. Find an old pair of jeans that don’t fit well and use them as a tool for your results for a while before you get on the scale. I also take measurements of my arms, thighs, chest, and waist at day 1, 30, 60, and 90 days. I also get on the scale. I would suggest not doing these measurements until each of these scheduled days along with an image as well. Doing them too often can hurt your motivation and ego if you don’t see a change every week.
Anyway, after my recovery drink, I had a blueberry protein shake and Greek shrimp orzo salad for lunch! Delicious!!! Now to play with my son and mow the lawn! What a beautiful day here in Chicago!