52 DC Recap

July 24, 2011

I originally started this blog in order to blog about the 52 Day Challenge that takes place on the Men’s Health forums. I have participated
in 3 or 4 of these challenges over the last couple of years, but have struggled to dedicate myself properly. I’m working on it and this challenge was better, but still a long way to go!

My goals for this challenge were:

88 Clean Eats (out of a possible 104)

30 Resistance Training sessions

20 Cardio Training sessions

2000 kettlebell swings

1000 squats

10 new exercises

17 CrossFit workouts

Losing 5% of my body weight

Here are my numbers at the end of the 52 days:

CE: 97/104/88 (110.23%)
RT: 30/30 (100%)
CT: 26/20 (130%)
PG1 (Kettlebell Swings): 2271/2000 (113.55%)
PG2 (Squats): 1135/1000 (113.5%)
PG3 (Learning New Exercises): 12/10 (120%)
PG4 (CrossFit Workouts): 18/17 (105.88%)
PG5 (5% Weight Loss): 1.1/9 (12.22%)

I should have been able to do a lot more kettlebell swings than that, but a wrist injury stopped me for several days. It probably had something to do with having done like 1500 swings in a week… I learned several new exercises during this challenge and they will all help me down the road.

For the next challenge, I need to focus on improving my eating and re-defining “clean eats.”

The next challenge begins August 10th!


One Response to “52 DC Recap”

  1. TNT Man Says:

    Great Challenge – you did a great job. Injuries occur, life gets in the way – “shit happens.”

    But – you keep on going and building on the prior challenge – that’s the way it is suppose to be.

    Clean Eating – tough – since there is no one right way. I have found that heavy exercise and weight loss are opposites and do not compliment each other. My best weight loss was during the period of low intensity exercise.

    If I am really eating at a deficit sufficient to lose real weight – it does not matter what I am eating – my exercise intensity suffers.

    That’s me. You have to find what is right for you.

    Good Luck
    TNT Man

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