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TapouT XT Day Nine - Strength & Force Upper

Jan 21, 2013
by Mandi

Day nine of TapouT XT and our second time doing Strength & Force Upper. The bands we bought after the first time through really made a difference. We were able to switch them when appropriate and maximize our workout by pushing ourselves longer and harder. Mandi is feeling a bit under the weather so she really dug deep to stick it out. Overall we did a lot better than last Monday.  The schedule looks like we'll do Strength & Force Upper next Monday then not again for several weeks.

I can't praise the mat we purchased enough. The difference in how we were able to perform today's workout is almost as extreme as TapouT XT. The only issue I had at all was I began pushing off of my elbows during Ultimate Abs and started to burn them a little.  Nothing permanent, just an immediate irritation and a reminder to not cheat the exercises. I need to modify instead of breaking form, something I already know, so an obviously needed reminder.

Ultimate Abs is a grueling routine for me. My core is weaker than it should be so it's fifteen minutes of grit and grind. I do enjoy most of it as I want a stronger core to improve my kayaking. I've read that some believe the Abs DVD is not necessary since all of TapouT works the core but I think it's needed for someone like me who needs to work their core as much as possible.

Daily Log

John Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks Totals
Food Stuff Scrambled Egg, Greek Yogurt, Turkey Bacon (4) Almonds, Mixed Vegetables (Corn, Peas, Carrots), Mukimame, Small Banana, Cottage Cheese Spring Mix Greek Salad,  Whole Wheat Spaghetti w/ One Chicken Sausage Fiber One 80, Fat-Free Milk  
Calories 270 500 595 238 1603
Carbs (g)
8 56 84 62 210
Fat (g) 13 18 17 2 50
Protein (g) 32 30 30 8 100


Mandi Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks Totals
Food Stuff
Scrambled Eggs (2) w/Cheese, Turkey Bacon (4) Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup Spring Mix Greek Salad, Whole Wheat Spaghetti w/One Chicken Sausage Kashi Warm Cinnamon Cereal, Fat-Free Milk, Yogurt  
Calories 280 440 591 420 1731
Carbs (g)
3 52 88 78 221
Fat (g) 18 13 14 3 48
Protein (g) 24 38 31 21 114


Exercise Length Calories Burned - John
Calories Burned - Mandi
TapouT XT - Strength & Force Upper + Ultimate Abs 71 min 852 591

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