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TapouT XT Day One - Cross Core Combat

Jan 13, 2013
by Mandi

Today we started the TapouT XT 90 day exercise program with Cross Core Combat.  We thought it was going to be a challenge but I really didn't know how out of shape I am.  I had to take many more breathers than expected but we hobbled through it.  Mandi did much better than I did and she commented that several of the moves were ones she had done at the gym. I think she was being nice but I should only improve from here.

Overall it was a great workout and I burned 796 calories in less than an hour.  I read a lot about the challenge of the grinder, it's worthy of the hype.  My goal is to be able to complete it without a break by the end of the 90 day program. One thing we learned right off the bat is that we need better mats.  Fortunately, I thought so and ordered one at the end of last week.  Hopefully it will get here soon because rolling around on our hardwood floor is not ideal.

After day one, I am still really glad we chose TapouT XT.  It was a lot of fun even though it was grueling at times.  A big lesson learned is that I need to go at my own pace.  My heart rate averaged at 90% peak for the entire workout.  If I slow down and perfect the moves I'm sure I will build up speed by the end of the program.  I think I burned myself out too early on some of the exercises and didn't get the maximum benefit.  We'll see.


Daily Log

John Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks Totals
Food Stuff
Turkey Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Cheese Croissant, Black Coffee Fiber One 80 Cereal, Fat-Free Milk, Banana Spring Mix Greek Salad,  Whole Wheat Spaghetti w/ One Chicken Sausage Medium Apple, Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, Almonds  
Calories 450 318 663 287 1718
Carbs (g)
30 82 88 45 245
Fat (g) 28 2 22 10 62
Protein (g) 20 9 31 7 67

 

Mandi Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks Totals
Food Stuff
Turkey Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Cheese Croissant, Black Coffee Kashi Honey Toasted Oat Cereal, Fat-Free Milk Spring Mix Greek Salad,  Whole Wheat Spaghetti w/ One Chicken Sausage Small Banana, Celery Sticks  
Calories 450 330 664 94 1538
Carbs (g)
30 64 88 24 206
Fat (g) 27 3 22 0 52
Protein (g) 20 14 31 1 66

 

Exercise Length Calories Burned - John
Calories Burned - Mandi
TapouT XT - Cross Core Combat 54 min 796  455
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