We got in our first workout of Squatober in Denmark. It felt good and I definitely felt stronger with the break in between. My wife also jumped her max squat up a bit since she felt it was a little too light for her. I take that as a gain of strength for her as well (Plus her form is really doing better each day with more range of motion). One thing I didn't think about is that by her doing squatober her ankle flexion would become better each day. Today I was still a little sore but nothing compared to the last few days. I am sure it will be back tomorrow. Now for a couple things I have learned about working out at a new gym in a different country and using kilos not lbs. Firstly the fitness center was great having a clean environment with a lot of options to get your workout in. It is a franchise in Denmark called Fitness World and not sure if it has local pictures available online or not but I will check further for a website with the Ribe location to share with you. In Denmark people have a CPR number that are unique to each citizen which is kind of like our Social Security number in the states. They use this number for also joining a fitness center to help guarantee payment. I only have a partial one after getting married to my wife but not the full number so I have to talk with the manager tomorrow to see how I can get signed up for the remainder of the week. He was nice enough to allow me to workout for the day. The second thing that was unique with all fitness centers in Denmark is they only allow indoor shoes at the facility. So you can not walk in with shoes and workout in them. They must be indoor only. I can see that it would help with mud and debris to keep the equipment and facility clean. I have a picture I have uploaded after cycling to the center(bicycles are a major mode of transportation within the city here in Denmark). The next thing I didn't think about was all the weights. They were not the standard sizes and of course all in kilos. It took a little more time using my math skills from long ago to add, subtract, and multiply numbers to get the appropriate % and weights.(2.2lbs is 1 kilo) The plates go from 5,10,15,20, and 25 kilos. They are all the same diameter but different thicknesses depending on how much the weight is. Also all the weights are on the same weight rack mixed together. So it isn't organized like most gyms which normally put the 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 25 and 45's in each their own spot. All in all the workout felt good and was a success. I look forward to tomorrow and hope you follow me through this Squatober
Hi my name is Trever Duncan. I started Fit24 in the Summer of 2013. I have always loved fitness but have fallen away from it over the past few years (crazy to imagine having started a fitness center). Although I remain active through my various hobbies on my small property and enjoyment of moving things which has allowed me to keep my strength up to an extent. My first true fascination was running. I failed in the 5th grade on winning the mile so I decided to run everyday for a whole year. My 6th grade year I came back after self training running a 5:56 mile. My second love was wrestling which has been my favorite ever since I failed by getting cut by the 8th grade basketball team. Therefore started to wrestle. Thank God I did. I ended up winning my high schools top athlete award by my senior year and having(https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills03/hlrbillspdf/4178C.01.pdf). Funny how failure leads to success. And this is were I had decided to start blogging to show others sometimes the best success comes from failure or at least mine have!