Today is the first day of the Ironborn workout program I’ll be following for the next 30 days. The name makes me chuckle but since it involves me lifting things twice heavier than what I’m used to, I probably won’t laugh for long.

After five days, I'm now pretty sure why this workout program is called "Ironborn". It's because it gets you reborn into a massive, helpless lump of iron that can't move nor do anything but try to remember the fleeting human form it once had.

Upgrading my gentle "Care Package" stretching workout to the rather brutal and aptly named "Tug of War" isometric stretching. Which is described as pitting muscles groups against each others, causing muscle instability.

I love anything isometric, but I hope I won't explode. I did just one set, and it felt more demanding than the actual dumbbell workout I do right before this.

@ice All the best!
I've put together my own routine that I enjoy and been doing it twice a day 4 days a week the past 2 weeks and it's crazy how fast you start feeling changes even with a relatively inoffensive set of exercises. It's really just doing it and sticking with it, which is the hardest part ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@nomand Thanks! I’m not here yet but I’ll probably do the same one I get a better understanding of how my body works and what it needs. I didn’t give it much thought until now, but I find all the metabolic mechanisms quite fascinating. And yeah, I agree, discipline is everything, and that’s probably the reason I started this: to get better at self-discipline. So globally workouts are hugely beneficial for both body and mind :)

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