The Winter 2012 52 Day Challenge starts on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.  Great!  I need the discipline; the structure; ……… a girdle.

Not much of a change from the last Challenge, but that is not bad or wrong as long as progress is being made – or at least progress previously made is not lost.

This Challenge starts with a weekend in DC followed 10 days later by 10 days in Florida.  Looking forward to both.  Washington is a fancy family celebration.  Love it.  Florida is a time to hide and relax – hopefully.  With a little bit of luck, I will be able to get a workout or two in at the hotel in Washington, and will buy into a short-term membership at the Powerhouse Gym in West Palm Beach. 

My Goals for this Challenge are pretty much the same as the last.

Clean Eats: 96/104  Still doing the TNT Low Carb Diet – I will stick with Plan A and maybe Plan B.

Resistance Training: 20  I have modified my workout and published it as Phase 8.  Only difference – eliminated the 15 rep workout and have one 5 and two 10 rep max workouts.  This is preceded by a warm up of 50 Swiss Ball Crunches and 50 Decline Push-ups which are items 1 and 2 of the 3600 Challenge.

Cardio Training: 20  Again 20 minutes on the Treadmill switching between LISS and HIIT; and 20 minutes or more on a Circuit which is comprised of the items 3 through 7 of the 3600 Challenge. 

Personal Goal 1: 40-4-40  At least 40 workouts of no less than 40 minutes a piece.

Personal Goal 2: 3600 Challenge

  1. Swiss Ball Crunches: 800
  2. Decline Push-ups: 800
  3. Chin/pull-ups: 400
  4. Single Arm Dumbbell Swings: 400
  5. Hanging Leg Raises: 400
  6. Weighted Dips: 400
  7. Cuban Presses: 400

Looking ahead – I may switch up the 3 day a week RT workout to a rotating 4 day program.  5 Rep Max followed by 10 Rep Max, followed by 5 Rep Max followed by 10 Rep Max – Rinse and Repeat.  Only time will tell.

Now – to the Starting Line.