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, bicep v curls, overhead tricep extensions and triceps 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. Then I completed the triceps with 7.5 pounds and 20 pounds. weights for overhead tricep extensions. It felt great after I completed it and I pushed really hard and failed on all reps. For the pushing circuit exercises, do 6 to 8 reps of each particular movement until failure. Failure means that your muscles cannot get up once more. This is why you must lift heavy objects during the pushing circuit aspect of this program. Then after missing 6-8 reps, you “get extreme.” It 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, causing the muscle to rebuild itself, thereby creating the lean and toned look that 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 weights for women in this way will result in smooth, toned muscles and not bulk. This addition of muscle to your body also speeds up your metabolism, which is great for those who want to lose weight. I believe that a hybrid program designed like this is much more effective for those who want 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 wanting to lose weight fast to choose a program like Turbofire and Chalean Extreme for the best results. Total body workouts like P90X and Insanity are also great programs for a quick weight loss goal. Understand that fast does not necessarily mean overnight!
I didn’t start to see any real changes in my body until day 30. This didn’t mean that I didn’t have any either. When you first start your program, don’t be a slave to the scale. Find an old pair of jeans that won’t fit and use them as a tool for your results for a while before jumping on the scale. I also take arm, thigh, chest, and waist measurements on days 1, 30, 60, and 90. I also jump on the scale. I would suggest not doing these measurements until each of these scheduled days along with a photo as well. Doing them too often can hurt your motivation and your ego if you don’t see a change every week.
Anyway, after my recovery drink, I had a blueberry protein shake and a Greek shrimp orzo salad for lunch! Delicious !!! Now to play with my son and mow the lawn! What a beautiful day here in Chicago!