Inchworms, spidermans and crawling like a bear -13 participants take on the Sussexsport 28 day later challenge
13 participants have started the Sussexsport 28 days later training programme. The programme is dedicated to changing your shape and weight loss through a combination of training and an eating plan designed to be fat burning. The programme started on Monday 6th and runs until the 1st July.
Monday 6th June, time is 5.30am, I am up to prepare for the programme, with the programme starting at 7.30am time is needed to equip the room ready for participants.....7am no one, was a little concerned, 7.15am getting worried I had the right day....then by 7.30am everyone was here. We started off with some easy mobility exercises and then on to the funny band walks that wakes up the backside...like a big mug of black coffee..after this we moved on to the most fundamental human movement.. the squat...this is done 6 times in 20 minutes paired up with a rowing action. Then the fun really starts as with move outside in the sunshine to complete push ups and reverse lunges (hello backside).....before finishing with some running intervals....pretty tough and by the look of everyone...more than enough.
The cool down looks like a being the most favoured part of the programme as the group collapse on to the wall for stretches and recovery.
Tuesday 7th, after checking the physical status of everyone, we start with multiple sets of everyone’s favourite..the push up, this is combined with an exercise to work the hamstrings. Now if you think this is tough wait for the frog jumps and the Spiderman exercise to hit you like a steam train...the legs are burning and the arms are numb...but the group survives. There are some tired legs and some tight muscles but the intensity is there for all to see. Don't tell the group but we missed out on 4 minutes of work because of time.
Wednesday 8th is a lighter day for some, but for those that can't do a Thursday or Friday...this is another tough day of squat and row....now when it is just a few people and an instructor...it gets a bit tougher and more intense...but credit must be given...there is no let up in effort.
Thursday 9th brings us back to the lower body and the squat exercises...the group are making progress on the technical aspect with the squats looking much better....athletes in the making...the work rate is still there even though they haven't seen a bowl of pasta or a grain of rice for several days, the energy is still there. The group is growing with an addition during the week and more people enquiring.
Friday 10th comes and you can see the look on people’s faces as they realize that this is the last session of the week and also the last day of the working week….double bonus…..the Friday session is a push up day and you can feel the relief when they know that there are no more pushups for the week until Tuesday..the lateral squats sneak their way into the session, as well as the bear crawl/inchworms and Spiderman’s…yes these are exercises…I promise…What a great starting week and bundles of effort, sweat and a few laughs…in between exercises!...never duringJ