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Old 07-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #171
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Looking strong Ricka. How's the eating looking for you? Sticking to a structured plan or just eating see-food style?
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:41 PM   #172
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Yup. Killed chest today big time! Good bicep damage as well....waiting for DOMS. I'll be pissed if I'm not sore tomorrow!

Flat BB Press
165 x 10, 10
225 x 10, 9, 7
255 x 5 - With spot, felt easier than 225....
185 x 10 - Begin SS
135 x 7 - 10 second down, touch and explode, wide grip.

Decline DB Press Flye
40 x 10
55 x 10
70 x 8

Straight Bar Curl - 30# Shorty
50 x 15
70 x 12
90 x 5 - Meh reps...

HS Preacher Curl - Supersetted
90 x 5
75 x 10
45 x 15



That's it.. I wanted some lats and rows, but didn't have time. Took too long during chest, but the long rets between sets helped I think..

Still good with today..have one more session Monday, than off for a week on vacation!

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Looking strong Ricka. How's the eating looking for you? Sticking to a structured plan or just eating see-food style?
Meh.. diet is nothing special right now. Pretty consistent every day. Haven't seen a scale in weeks, don't care anymore to be honest. I just make sure I never over indulge in crap.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #173
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Okay, so I'm back at it again. Good vacation, but time to get back to work. I went to the gym yesterday, did some chest, shoulder, back, and arms. Just a bit to get my body warmed up after 12 days out of the gym. A bit sore, but still good; strength is on pace, didn't lose too much for being so lazy.

Not sure about next routine, or how many days per week to lift. I was enjoying 2 days off a week, but I think it has a negative impact, meaning not enough time to really work the muscles when I do. I only have about 75 minutes in the gym before I have to leave, or sit in traffic for an hour cursing.

So maybe 4 days a week again, maybe stay with 3, maybe go fullbody....I'll take the next few days to mull over and pick something. Either way, I'm glad to be back..

And also to note, I've made a future commitment to run again. Not sure when I'll start, but I'm sick of being so damn soft. Big is good, but I'm not that big, except in the gut. I hate holding it in all day..but I won't walk around with it looking I'm expecting a child soon either. I was thinking of post Labor day to start, 2 miles in the A.M. & P.M... yup, twice a day. Then eventually bump that to 3 miles, then, 4,5, and so on..

I hate running, but nothing burns fat like miles on the pavement...just need better sneakers first..

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:47 PM   #174
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Get after it Ricka. Hopefully after a few weeks you will learn to love it, or tolerate it.

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Right there with you. After my powerlifting meet I'm back to fat loss.

Looking forward to seeing how you decide to train.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:36 AM   #175
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Well.... I hate doing this. But I think it's time for a new log. I suppose I could keep going with this, but it's getting old to me for some reason. Even though I have made tons of progress in strength, I'm still 260+ on average, and that needs to change. It just has to. I can't stand it any more...so instead of crying to myself about it, I'm going to do something about it.

New goals will be more for general fitness, lower fat%, and better flexability..all while trying to preserve what I have worked so hard for... So, not too much cardio at first, until I can get 100% on board with my new challenge, and a diet to work with it.

I have 2 goals this will run into. I want to complete the 2012 Boston Marathon, and then a few weeks later, I want to complete the 2010 Tough Mudder Vermont. I don't care if they both take hours and hours...for me, it's not a race, but an accomplishment.

I'll keep something going in the gym for a few more weeks until my next mini-vacation, then the training starts hardcore. Might as well go out of this with a bang, and enjoy my last sane moments...

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Old 09-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #176
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So this is it. Last entry in this log. Looking back at where I was, and what I've accomplished to now is just awesome. I have made great gains in strength, almost meeting some of my 2 year goals only 7 months in.

I've decided to stop only because my goals have changed, as has my routine, diet, supplements, everything. My weight has ballooned up to 270ish, granted not all fat, but still too much for me to be lugging around. I really want to be able to a solid pull-up, and right now..I can't..

So, a new training journal will be created soon. I just need to take some time and go over exactly what I want, and how I will get there. I want to focus a lot more on cardio, and will probably do a running/eliptical heavy program, with a 3 day a week fullbody to keep the muscles active. Lots of great routines here for me to look over, so I'm confident I'll find the right one for me.

Thanks to all who commented in this log, I will link the new log in my sig once it's ready to go live.

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Old 09-20-2011, 03:01 PM   #177
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #178
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Still waiting on that new log. Roll it out Ricka.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:25 PM   #179
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I've been lazy, not keeping track of everything. Been running for 30 mins minimum 5 days a week for 2.5 weeks, a mix of steady and sprints, and some 15 degree uphill walking. Lifting has only been enough to stimulate the muscle for a couple of days, so I can feel it being worked. No set schedule, just when it feels right to work something, it gets worked.

I'm going to take the next 4 days off from running, because my lower legs feel like they are going to explode. Heels, calves, shins, feet, and knees. I stretch before and after, and I was fine until just this past Monday. I'm hoping a few days rest will help. I also do need a new pair of shoes probably. I'm going to a store around here that does free custom measurements, and tells me exactly what is the best show for my body.

My weight room work has been more to maintain than progress, so there isn't much to report other than what's stated above.

I will get a new log rolling soon enough, just working out a few kinks in the plan. I'm a creature of habit by nature from birth. I need a set plan, or I fail. It may take longer to start the plan, but unlike other times I'm not sitting on my ass trying to figure it out. I'm sweating my balls off everyday to see what is going to push me to the next level..

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