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Friday, 19 July 2013

Sweaty Betty & Hiitgirl Two Week Challenge

Last Friday evening, I was just about to tuck into some profiteroles when I saw Sweaty Betty's challenge to its Twitter followers – complete a five minute high intensity workout every day for a fortnight. Not one to shy away from a challenge, they were on! Plus it was the perfect excuse to eat even more profiteroles if I did just five minutes of exercise before I cracked them open!

You'll need plenty of hydration during this sweaty workout!

The workout is provided by Susan Dyson, the founder of Hiitgirl which specialises in short but high-intensity workouts that get results quick. Be prepared to sweat – those five minutes are tough! There are five different exercises that last a minute each and add up to a full body workout. Numbers are the name of the game – count how many of each exercise you manage in the time to keep track of your progress.





So far I've seen an improvement every day – whether that's in the number of each exercise I can complete in the time or the speed at which I can recover. This five minute workout is perfect for squeezing into a busy schedule or when you're on the move – this baby is definitely going on holiday with me!

THE NUMBERS
(in order of exercise: air squats, running heel touches, press-ups, burpees and plank jacks)

Day 1: I forgot to count! But I'm sure the numbers were low. I held back, not quite knowing how long I could last.

Day 2:   31; 113; 25; 18; 72

Day 3:   30; 123; 23; 16; 78

Day 4:   34; 121; 26; 18; 80

Day 5:   34; 134; 27; 19; 88

Day 6:   35; 130; 28; 20; 90

Day 7:   36; 145; 35; 26; 88 (I'm pretty sure I was delirious and counted my burpees wrong!)

Day 8:   39; 146; 31; 20; 91

Day 9:   43; 139; 38; 23; 95

Day 10: 41; 139; 34; 21; 97

Day 11:  44; 150; 38; 24; 92

Day 12:  45; 148; 37; 25; 96

Day 13:  40; 159; 37; 25; 98

Day 14:  44; 161; 39; 25; 98

Day 15:  46; 161; 40; 27; 100

The numbers prove that practice really does make perfect! 

4 comments :

  1. Hi Jen
    Susan from Hiitgirl here. So pleased you enjoyed the Fitin5 challenge. We're publishing one every month on our Youtube channel so hope to see you again soon.
    Brilliant effort on your scores BTW!
    Best
    Susan

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    1. Great news! I loved the Fitin5 Challenge, pleased to hear there are more workouts to try!

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  2. Hi Jen,

    Do you have an email address I contact you regarding a PR opportunity? It's fairly urgent!

    Many thanks,
    Emma

    Emma@actionpr.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Emma. I've sent you an email.

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