That 16th Exercise Diary…

So this was Week Two of the Elite Body training programme, and Week Three of my 10k training.


Last week seemed like a bit of a practice – me finding out what the exercises were, and seeing at what weight I could do them. This week, I printed out all of my sheets beforehand and filled them in with the weights that I wanted to do (increasing from last week). I really wanted to see how much of an increase I ended up doing throughout the entire week.

Now, I know some of the exercises below may mean absolutely nothing to you, and I’ll be honest, before the start of the week they meant nothing to me either!! I had to google the list of exercises the night before so I knew exactly what I was doing the next day. I will be writing post to explain what these exercises are, with links to good videos and explanations – so please don’t get down heartened if you don’t know what something is – a bit of YouTube normally does the trick.

Read my daily diary below:

Monday – Arms/Shoulders


  • Superset 1 (x4) – Push Jerks (25kg Bar x 10) / Dumbell Upright Rows (7kg each arm x 10)
  • Superset 2 (x4) – Cable Rear-Delt Flies (3.75kg each arm x 10) / Cable Front Raises (2.5kg x 10)
  • Superset 3 (x4) – Skullcrushers (12.5kg Bar x 10) / Drag Curls (12.5kg Bar x 10)
  • Superset 4 (to failure) – Plank Pull Ups / Close Grip Push Ups

Ab Circuit

  • Plank – 1 Minute
  • Side Plank – 1 Minute (each side)
  • Isometric V-Up – 30 Seconds
  • Ab Roller x 20


  • 30 Mins Stationary Bike (9 Miles)


Tuesday – Plyometrics/Legs

Plyometrics – Circuit x 3

  • Line Jumps x 10
  • Tuck Jumps x 10
  • Depth Jumps x 10
  • Dynamic Step-Ups x 10 (each leg)


  • 5 Sets of 10 @ 25kg


  • Superset 1 (x3) – Good Mornings (20kg Bar x 10) / Standing Calf Raises (20kg Bar x 20)
  • Superset 2 (x3) – Leg Curl (40kg x 10) / Leg Extensions (40kg x 10)


  • 3 Miles (outside)

Wednesday – HIIT 

25 Minutes on Treadmill – 30 Seconds On/45 Seconds Off

Low – 9kph / High – 13kph

Ab Circuit

  • Ab Crunch – 25kg x 30
  • Cable Woodchopper – 20 x 11.25kg (each side)
  • Hanging Leg Raise x 20
  • Ab Roller x 10
  • Russian Twists – 8kg x 30




  • Superset 1 (x4) – One-arm Dumbbell Rows (9kg x 10 each arm) / Dumbbell Pullovers (14kg x 10)
  • Superset 2 (x4) – Incline Dumbbell Rows (7kg each arm x 10) / Lat Pull Downs (25kg x 10)
  • Superset 3 (x4) – Lat Pull Downs (22.5kg x 10) / Cable Face Pulls (13.75kg x 10)
  • Finisher – Single Arm Cable Lat Pull Downs (11.25 x 8 each arm)


  • Roman Chair Leg Lift x 20
  • Russian Twist x 30 (8kg Medicine Ball)


  • 4 Miles on Treadmill




  • Superset 1 (x4) – Dumbbell Bench Press (9kg each arm x 10) / Seated Shoulder Press (6kg each arm x 10)
  • Superset 2 (x4) – Incline Dumbbell Flys (6kg each arm x 10) / Dumbbell Front Raises (6kg x 10)
  • Superset 3 (x4) – Incline Dumbbell Press (9kg each arm x 10) / Standing Dumbbell Lateral Raises (4kg each arm x 10)
  • Finisher (3 sets to failure) – Push Ups

Ab Circuit

  • Toe Touch Sit Ups x 30
  • Swiss Ball Crunches x 30
  • Swiss Ball Roll Ups x 20
  • Ab Roller x 20

I should have gone for quite a lengthy run on Friday, but to be perfectly honest, I was knackered out, in Friday mode and I didn’t go. Naughty Tiff!!!

I made sure I noted down all of the weights that I have done over the past two weeks to see what increase I made from week 1 to week 2. Overall, from all sets and reps, I lifted 2,465kgs more than in week 1. That’s 388 stone, which is 40 of me! Forty!! That’s incredible! I’m a numbers girl, and seeing this difference between Week 1 and Week 2 really spurs me on to smash Week 3!

Screenshot_2015-02-20-17-55-45-1My week in cardio ^^ 

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One more week left of 10k training, and two more weeks of the Elite Body Programme. I’m ready and raring – lets SMASH this!!!

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