Week 8 - Results!

August 18, 2014

Monday the 18th August, it’s my final personal training session with Skooby. I can’t believe it’s been eight weeks since I started this training program. It’s true, what they say, the time will go by whether you do anything or not. I’m so pleased I’ve gone to the gym and spent my time wisely!


I was a bit nervous before I went into my final session. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to achieve my goal to do an unassisted pull up. I’d worked hard for seven weeks to do this, and I didn’t want it to be all for nothing!


I definitely know I’ve gotten stronger, I feel stronger and I look stronger, but it would be really interesting to see how much/if I’ve improved since the first testing session.


We re did all the same tests as we did at the start, power, strength, flexibility and pull ups! I was so pleased with all the results. I'd improved across the board and I managed to do my one unassisted pull up!! 



                      Week 1 - Testing                                                        Week 8 - Testing
























Notes on test


Sandbag squats/Box Jumps – I did the maximum amount of reps I could achieve in the time frame. I wasn’t tired and I could have kept going and done more. I’ve definitely improved in both areas.


My overall upper body strength has improved so much. I’ve gone from doing ten pull ups with the green support band to seventeen which is fantastic. I’ve also managed to do an unassisted pull up.


I was also really pleased with the shoulder press results. I remember struggling to do this in the first testing session, where as in the final test I felt really strong and managed to smash out 27! What an increase.


Overall, I’m pleased with the results and how far I’ve come. I’m so much stronger and you can see my body has started to change!


Progression Photos 













                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stomach Muscles!

I can definitely see muscle definition!




























Total inches lost 0.12

Total inches gained! 0.5

Overall 0.7 lost!



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