A quick update

I can’t believe that it has almost been three months since I last posted. I guess I have just been really busy. Uni has been taking up most of my time, and when I am not doing that I am still training 5-6 days a week.

Uni is actually coming to a close for the semester. There are only 3 more weeks until I am completely finished for 2016. I have 4 things to do.

  1. Presentation of my Java project
  2. Demonstration of my Java project
  3. Python Exam
  4. Database Exam

And I will be done with classes until January. However, I won’t get a completely restful Christmas break as I will have to work on another assignment. Hopefully it is straight forward and I will get a good grade in it.

Training has been going well. I decided that it would be beneficial to get a coach. So on the 31st October, almost a four weeks ago now, I started with Ashley Crooks. Is a personal trainer from Belfast, Ireland. I have signed up for 6 months of online coaching. I am liking the fact that I have some that is checking in on me and making sure that I am doing what I am meant to. It would be better if he was able to train me at the gym and I could have chosen a coach locally, however I have seen the results that he has gotten. Just check out his instagram page https://www.instagram.com/ashleycrooksfitness/ A lot of his clients go in for bodybuilding (etc) competitions, and they win. So clearly he knows what he is doing.

How have I faired since I started training (this includes before I signed up with ACF)? Well I have done quite well my weight has gone from over 86kg to 80kg (that’s a total loss of 13.2 lbs almost a complete stone), my waist has gone from 37.7 inches to 33.7 inches. There is still a long way to go.

Lifting wise, I managed 100kg squat and deadlift. My target of a 130-140kg is not far off and I may even make it by the New Year.

I can now do 10 body weight dips, with what I consider good form, check out my video here https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJvFGdBf_x/

My parallettes training is going well. I completed P1 on Level A and I am now working through it on Level B. Once I get through that then I will start P2 and the planche should follow shortly (6+ months after). I still need to work on my flexibility and shoulder strength, as some of the moves I am just not able to do, yet.

I feel that it’s going to be a strong end to the year.

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