“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” – Kofi Annan

Personally, the above quote speaks volume of becoming someone better and not just better better but the reason WHY you should be one… I know its been days since i last updated. Had been very busy with work and work and no play. However, i have been doing light workouts and trainings to keep my body “in shape”. 😛 Maintenance is very important to me. I once neglected my these “short training workouts” and you can say that , i didnt look good. Or maybe thats just me. Oh well. 

But seriously, i can’t wait for tomorrows Salomon X-Trail Run as well as December 10th-12th KL Camp 5 trip! Rock Climbing yo! ANNNND….. i’m getting myself a new pair of shoes. What is it? It’s a secret. I’ve been hearing rave reviews about it and on its science. But not to worry, i’m getting myself one to try it out and tell you all about it. So you can make a better and informed choice in selecting an all-rounder shoe. *hint hint* 😉

My basic BASIC (total body weight) workout regime at home (if i do not have the time to head to the gym or go out for training) is:

1) Staggered Push Ups  x20 

The idea of this push up is that unlike normal push ups, one hand is up ahead forward while the other one is placed somewhere along the lines of your chest. Switching positions every time after one push up. The staggered position puts more intensity on the movement because one of the arms  will have more load put on it. And also, because of the unique position, the body needs to work on the core to maintain stability.

2) Diamond Push Ups x20 

Most of us will know how this is to be done. Simply put your palms close together and do a complete “push up”. This will work on your triceps as well as the inner chest as you squeeze/tighten your upper body at the top.

3) Wide Push Ups x20

With arms wide open. Wider than the normal shoulder length push up, this push up stretches your chest fibres even more and also kinda works harder on your back.

All these push ups are to be done one after another, no rest. When i first started off, i could only manage 10-10-10. But now im doing 20-20-20. Its a progressive thing.

4) Crunches x50

With legs up in the air in a 90 degrees position, hands behind your head, bring your body closer to your knees as you crunch your way up.

5) Reverse crunch x50

Same position however, this time lift your head off the ground and bring your knees towards your head instead. BUT in a slow motion so as to NOT use momentum OR work the upper abs too much. What this is for is to work the lower abs.

6) Static Squats x20-30 

Feet shoulder width apart, hands stretched forward. From a standing position, go down to a squatting position making sure that your knees don’t go OVER your toes. From that “squatting” position, rise up again. That’s 1 rep.

That’s about it. That’s MY daily (which i’ll try to) maintenance work-out regime. I want to get fitter and better and faster and stronger. What’s yours? 🙂

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