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3-DAY REFRESH: GET YOUR BODY BACK ON THE FAST TRACK TO WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS

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Measuring your improvement?
Something I've heard Steve Edwards mention a few times, and really made me think.

It was something along the lines of, "I've talked to people who only increased 5 pounds in weight on an exercise through the whole 90 days, and if you're doing it right you should be able to increase a lot more than that"

At least, that's what I heard. So I wanted to follow up on that. I've been doing Beachbody programs for about a year now. And I mean the results have been great, as far as the looks go I still have a bit I want to accomplish. But I was thinking, the first time I did shoulders and arms I was using 15's and had to drop to 10's for the latter half of the workout. Now I could do 20's and 25's (maybe more? I've been doing X2 and Asylum so it's hard to say exactly) for most of the moves.

I feel like I typically bring it pretty hard, but maybe I'm not? Just something that got me thinking after hearing him say that.
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RE: Measuring your improvement?
2/1/13 1:48 PM as a reply to inShayniac.
Something similar happened to me. I have been using 15s for a few weeks and doing up to 12 or 15 reps, then I bought 25s and begin using them and , although I can only do 8 - 10 I feel the difference in my body. I feel sore again! emoticon

Coach Alberto
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RE: Measuring your improvement?
2/1/13 3:21 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
I was more along the lines of...if you aren't increasing 10-15 pounds at the same rep count within a 90 day period. Does that mean I'm doggin it? hah.
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RE: Measuring your improvement?
2/1/13 4:10 PM as a reply to inShayniac.
You can look at it as only 10-15 lbs. Or you can look at it as a 100% increase from where you started.

If you feel like you aren't making progress on the strength and power front, though, it's time to focus on form and on doing heavier weights with less reps. That will push you.

CoachShayS:
I was more along the lines of...if you aren't increasing 10-15 pounds at the same rep count within a 90 day period. Does that mean I'm doggin it? hah.
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RE: Measuring your improvement?
2/2/13 8:11 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
Yeah, I mean I've definitely seen improvements in all categories of my fitness. And I'm not disappointed in the least. But I'm also so far beyond any point I've ever been in my life before, I have no real reference in some ways. So while my gains have been awesome it just made me think well maybe I could be doing even better somehow and just don't know it.

But it did take me like 8 months to get that 100% increase even if it was just 10-15 pounds. I'm probably thinking to much into what he said, haha. But it just got me thinking.
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