Week 1 Progress Update

So I have reached the end of my first week using the Nike Training Club App and I have to say I’m pretty impressed. 

I started the week completing a bodyweight benchmark workout. What was supposed to take just 14 minutes took me well over 20 minutes and that was with various modified exercises to make it slightly easier. Pull-ups are an essential skill which I haven’t yet mastered. 


Although it took me longer than expected I was pleased that I managed to complete it and it set the tone for the rest of the week. 


On Tuesday it was more of the same.  A tough gruelling workout but one which again focused on primarily on a range of bodyweight exercises targeting the major muscle groups. 

On Wednesday it was time for a bit of a break in the form of a light cardio workout. According to the plan I was supposed to run for 30 minutes however given my levels of fitness I decided to cycle instead. 

Thursday and Friday were back to a range of largely body weight exercises of varying difficulties (see ‘The Decathlete’ and ‘The Game Changer’) before resting at the weekend. 

All-in-all I’m pretty impressed by Nike’s App. It’s very easy to use and shows clearly what you need to do for each exercise. While it’s only been a week I’ve been happy with the range of exercises, altough time will tell if these get repetitive or not. 

Diet success

I’ve had varying success with the diet changes I made. School inset meant that instead of having a prepared lunch I ended up with crisps, a sandwich and chocolate for dessert. That combined with having a friend over for the weekend meant that I was probably a bit more generous than I should’ve been. That being said I’ve decided that I’m not going to beat myself up for these minor slips as I feel it reflects a real-life healthy diet I could stick to rather than something more extreme (I.e no carbs before marbs) that would only be feasible in the short term. 

In summary

I’m excited to see what week 2 has in store for me and it’s comforting knowing that there is a plan in place so I’m not wondering what to do every morning when I step into the gym. 

Until next time,

Mr Teacher

2 Replies to “Week 1 Progress Update”

  1. That’s a great effort for week one! The workouts I have done have all been different but lots of the same exercises. I think it’s still enjoyable and I feel that I’m making some progress.
    Keep it up!

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