Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

The final few

on February 3, 2014

I met with a new trainer called Trevor on Sunday morning. It was a trial session – so it was just a chat and 30 minutes of exercise.

Trevor asked me where I wanted to lose weight. Erm, isn’t it obvious, I thought? If you had to pick one place, he said. So I told him it was my middle – I want to get rid of the spare tyres around my waist.

I did a 5-minute warm-up on the cross-trainer and then he introduced me to his circuit for reducing belly fat. It’s a circuit I would do on my own between sessions with him where we’d do other things. As this was a trial session, we would only do the first two parts, and each part would be half the length of time.

The first part was on the treadmill and went like this:

  • 1 minute at a speed of 5 km/h
  • 1 minute at a speed of 6 km/h
  • 1 minute at a speed of 7.5 km/h and an incline of 5% (I was out of breath after this!)
  • 2 minutes at a speed of 5 km/h (I needed to recover)
  • 1 minute at a speed of 6 km/h
  • 1 minute at a speed of 7.5 km/h and an incline of 3% (I was still out of breath after this but not as bad)
  • 1 minute at a speed of 5 km/h
  • 1 minute at a speed of 6 km/h
  • 1 minute at a speed of 7.5 km/h and no incline

That was 10 minutes and I’d had enough. It would normally last 20 minutes, alternating between walking and running.

I had a break, had some water and I began the next circuit:

  • Toe touches x 45 seconds
  • Rest x 15 seconds
  • Mountain climbers x 45 seconds
  • Rest x 15 seconds
  • Leg raises x 45 seconds
  • Rest x 15 seconds
  • Burpees x 45 seconds
  • Rest x 15 seconds
  • Rest x 1 minute

I did that circuit twice – although I’d have to do it four times in a normal training session. The burpees finished me off.

I had to admit that I hadn’t worked that hard in a long time.

Low point of the week? That was the only time I worked out.

High point of the week? I told Trevor I’d do 20 sessions with him, starting the following Sunday.

Weight loss? Let’s not go there.

Waste

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One response to “The final few

  1. […] old – which I didn’t mind. But they were SO LOUD. Trevor had told me to go back to the 20/20/20 workout which I did when I first started training with him. I did 20 minutes on the treadmill – and I […]

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