I also had some unexpected news this weekend when I taped myself. I started at 49.8″ waist and am now at a 48.5″ waist. My hips started at 52.5″ and are now 51.5″. All of that is TRX – I had no “losses” before I started building muscle.
I feel great after completing W3D1. I was a little concerned since I took 3 days off, but came back a little more powerful than I thought.
Low Row to Chest Press – these are extremely difficult for me. My TRX is hanging down from a 10.5′ ceiling and the distance to get from the row to press is expansive. I had to shuffle forward to get under the anchor and then could only do one press at that low height. I need to figure out a way to modify this so it’s easier on my setup, but still get the correct workout.
Pull-up – I absolutely went in thinking I wouldn’t be able to do one. I did three each round. I was absolutely floored. I cannot do a full pullup on a pullup bar, but I can do a seated pullup – and that’s impressive. I can’t mark this off of my goals, yet – I can mark down that I’m able to do a 2/3 pull-up.
Hip Abductions – this may be the first time I’ve done Hip Abductions without having to stop and put my butt down. That’s also impressive to me
Body Saw – kabam! I did all 12 both rounds on my elbows. I attempted a full arm set but my abs and arms were worn out.
Inverted Row – these are what I used to do that I called Aussie Pullups. I haven’t done these in about 4 weeks now so they were a lot harder than I thought they’d be. I was able to get the 10 done that I set out to do, but I couldn’t do more than that.
Side Plank – also pushed through all 40seconds (10s x 4) on each side without dropping. I could not do the TRX (level 2) so I stuck with level 1. I tried level 2 and kept falling over.
Clock Press – these looked hard – they were not. I had a lot of weight on these and they were very smooth.
Power Pull – I did level 2. I thought level 2 would be very hard. It was not.
Burpee – I cannot do these on the TRX. I still have too much belly fat that gets in the way. When I move my leg slightly to get it out of the way so I can go down to the floor I end up falling over. So I just do the one leg on the floor and alternate for the reps of level 1. My arms were way too exhausted by this point to do a pushup.
Resisted Torso Rotation – difficult by the end, but not horrible. I was able to accomplish them all