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Old 09-20-21, 06:37 AM  
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I don't know...I get everything mixed up. I've only done a few from Strong so far and haven't clicked with any of them. I really like Fit and Strong - that's my favorite of her actual programs, although there are specific workouts I like from all of them. I was really excited about Strong so it's been disappointing for me to not like the workouts much so far.

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Thanks for feed back. I'm sure I'll try them.
Another plus for EPIC Heat (for me) - no dedicated ab work. I do pilates daily and am not a fan of Caroline's ab work so this works in my favor. But I do certainly feel my core during a lot of the exercises (and then sometimes it poops out and I have to lower my weights).
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Old 09-20-21, 07:25 AM  
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not a fan of Caroline's ab work so this works in my favor. But I do certainly feel my core during a lot of the exercises (and then sometimes it poops out and I have to lower my weights).
I agree. I prefer to do abs on my own and always skip her ab segments. But she does work the core with many of her exercises - all those renegade rows and push-ups!

Kaleigh spin this morning followed by Caroline's Epic III upper body destroyer from last week (chest/shoulders/triceps). This was my second time doing it and I really like it.

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Old 09-22-21, 07:59 AM  
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Yesterday was EPIC Heat Day 12 Opposing Upper Body. Today was EPIC Heat Day 13 Iso & Plyo Lower Body. Thumbs up on both. Yesterday I used everything from 6.5 - 20lbs, today was a 25 and 20lbs for one or two exercises. Really like the short length of these.
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Old 09-22-21, 08:41 AM  
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I really liked Epic Heat, too. Got a lot done in a shorter amount of time.

Epic III quads/calves yesterday. Skipped the calf work and added on some deadlifts at the end. Liked it.

Epic III upper body complexes today. It was a good workout but I felt like there was too much shoulder work and not enough chest/back. I probably won't do it again because of that. The shoulder and bicep work was really tough, though.

Kaleigh spin both days.

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Old 09-23-21, 07:28 AM  
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EPIC Heat Day 14 FB DB

Started with 20lbs for the squats and DLs, quickly decreased that. Did all my DLs as 1 1/2s.
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Old 09-23-21, 08:31 AM  
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Kaleigh spin and Epic III quads/calves again. Same as last time when I subbed deadlifts for the calf work.

I like doing the 1 1/2 DLs and do that too when I'm using lighter weights - or even pulses.

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Old 09-24-21, 06:54 AM  
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EPIC Heat Day 15 FB BW HIIT. I looked like a snail compared to Caroline. But the strength/balance etc to do the moves required me to go the speed I was. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
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Old 09-24-21, 07:39 AM  
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EPIC Heat Day 15 FB BW HIIT. I looked like a snail compared to Caroline. But the strength/balance etc to do the moves required me to go the speed I was. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
Hey, at least you did it! I don't even try her HIIT! They are way too much for me.

Kaleigh spin and Sydney's Strong No Repeat Upper Body that she posted yesterday. It was fun but I don't know that I'd do it again. I usually don't care for no repeat workouts anyway but this was unbalanced with less chest/triceps work than back/shoulders/biceps. Her shoulders are so strong - she used 25s for all the overhead stuff. I'm afraid to go that heavy and stick with 20s. I could probably handle a few more pounds but 25s would be risky for me I think. I was really looking forward to Strong but it's just not a good match for me.

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Old 09-25-21, 08:56 AM  
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Well, after saying Sydney's Strong program wasn't working for me, I tried her 50 Minute Leg EMOM Workout and liked it! Also did Kaleigh spin. Tomorrow I'll do Sydney's Upper Body Supersets that she posted today.

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Old 09-25-21, 09:03 AM  
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EPIC Heat Day 16 Shoulders and Triceps

8lb were my base with some 10s and 6.5s. I kept waiting for rear delts but none of those here.

I really like Sydney's lower body work. Somehow it felt like a lot of glute work. Maybe because we worked them more frequently. That's probably why I'm looking to add in more glute work in my pilates workouts!
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