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DTP 4 Week Trainer – Day02: Cardio (1)

Day 02 of the DTP trainer and the plans are for cardio!

Importance of cardio training

Following along the DTP program means working out 4 days a week, and then the days in between consist of a pretty hard cardio training session.
Due to the fact that I cycle every day to work, I’m only going to complete the additional cardio component when possible.

 

Morning ride to work

Morning ride to work

Today wasn’t one of those instances where I was able to do my cardio component.

In the actual workout plan, Gethin outlines some pretty hardcore training. You can check out his options on BodyBuilding.com
One of the reasons for me not completing the cardio today was that I wasn’t prepred. I didn’t make the time to mentally get ready and say, I need to do a 10km run today, or those circuits set out on the site.

Cardio remains an important part of my daily fitness, which is why I ride to and from work. As a part of this trainer, I would really like to do additional cardio training for 2 out of the 3 days.

An important part, as always, to be successful one needs to be well hydrated and well rested. So on that note, I’m off to bed!

 

-AC.

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DTP 4 Week Trainer – Day01: Legs & Upper Abs

Until my next 12 week program, I decided to get started on a 4 week trainer rather than trying to make up my own routine.

The verdict: DTP

Over the past few weeks, my training has gotten a bit lax because I was relying on myself instead of looking at a proper workout plan. The aim is to get back on track and build on that consistent gym routine of 4 days a week + active rest days (cardio) in between.

Rather than letting all my hard work go to waste – I have decided to kick-off a 4 week trainer from BodyBuilding.com

Today’s workout was

Leg Press

10 sets of 50,40,30,20,10,10,20,30,40,50 reps

supersetted with

Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine

10 sets of 40,30,20,10,10,10,10,20,30,40 reps

followed by

Decline Crunch (Performed with weights)

5 sets to failure

Needless to say, my leg’s will be thanking me in about 48 hours when the DOMS hits me. For now, I’m going to rest up and get ready for tomorrow’s cardio.

-AC.

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Taste Test: Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe source: Nici Sweaney of Gym Eat Sleep Repeat.
All photo’s were taken by Me, Adam Cinemre!

EATMEEATMEEATMEE!!!

EATMEEATMEEATMEE!!!

Whenever I come across a recipe for a healthy version of what is supposed to be a rich and delicious treat, I am always a bit wary. These little beauties however, are packed full of healthy ingredients and they absolutely blitzed the taste test with flying colours!

To see how easy it easy to make, check out the photos I took:

Inredients

Inredients – simple!

Servings: Makes 12 cupcakes (2 would be a good snack or treat)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of mixed raw nuts – I used about 1 cup of almonds and 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 tspn baking powder
  • 3tbspn raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup organic dark chocolate (70% cacao or more), melted (I did this over the stove – see below)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2tbspn organic honey
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3-4tbspn unsweetened almond milk (if needed)

Easy to follow instructions:

Melt the chocolate – you can do it in the microwave, I prefer to use the stove.

Start off by melting the dark chocolate - I did this on a stove, in a bowl, sitting in a pot of boiling water

Start off by melting the dark chocolate – I did this on a stove, in a bowl, sitting in a pot of boiling water

Then, after blending the nuts, add to a bowl with the rest of the dry ingredients.

Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

This is then followed by adding the chocolate, oil, honey, and eggs.

Combine and stir

Combine and stir

After it’s combined to the right texture, split it up between the patty cakes.

Stir until a consistent batter is formed, but make sure it doesn't go doughy!

Stir until a consistent batter is formed, but make sure it doesn’t go doughy!

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After that, place in a pre-heated oven and cook for about 10 – 15 minutes.
Once they’re baked, I’m sure you won’t need any more instructions!

Voilà!

Voilà!

Click here for the original Recipe!

To find out more about Nici, check out her website, Gym Eat Sleep Repeat, or check our her Facebook or Twitter pages.

In the coming weeks, I’m going to test out more recipes from different food blogs, and I hope to get the chance to even speak with a few of these talented people in person (and even interview them for the podcast!).

-Adam.

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*Poll* Pilot Episode for upcoming podcast: SuperHueMen

First listen of an upcoming podcast that I am doing with a mate.

So, would you listen?

Please take this quick poll.

-AC.

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