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How we spend our days...

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by firebert, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. firebert

    firebert Well-Known Member
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    Problem solved: I hired Mastover. :dance:

    I haven't even gotten my program from him yet and I'm impressed. His communication style is clear and courteous, and the depth and breadth of the questionnaire he asked me to answer when I inquired about training was incredible. Between that and the experience and knowledge he'll be drawing from, I'm damn sure this is going to be very beneficial if I do the work. Let's do this.

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    Friday I did some LISS (though my heart rate did creep into the 80ish% MHR at times -- damn you, Jack Bauer! damn you and your magic adrenaline formula!) :curses:

    After that some "vanity" lifting:

    DB Overhead Press: 10x25, 3x40, 8x40, 8x35 :mad:, 10x35
    DB Front Raises: 10x20x4
    Straight Bar Curls/Skullcrusher superset: 8/8x60, 8/8x60, 8/8x60, 8/8x60
    Close Grip BP: 20x60, 20x60, 20x60, 20x60
    Hammer Curls (Nautilus): 8x80, 8x80, 8x80, 8x80

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    LISS on Saturday.

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    Did kata for about an hour today.

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    I'm feeling great this week. I think this momentum is a good start for my cut. Mastover's plan can't arrive soon enough!

    I'm starving. :eat:
     
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    firebert Well-Known Member
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    Monday AM: 45m LISS.
    Monday PM:

    Lat Pulldowns: 8x80, 8x120, 2x150, 8x155, 6x155 :mad:, 8x145, 8x150
    Seated Row: 6x60, 2x120, 8x130, 8x130, 8x130, 8x130
    Deads: 8x135, 4x225, 1x315, 10x315, 10x315

    Stayed on-plan nutritionally for most of the day. Then I ate pizza. :o

    Tuesday: 45m AM LISS.

    On plan so far. Karate later...
     
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    DB Flat Bench: 8x50, 4x75, 6x80, 6x80, 6x80
    Dips: 8xBW, 6xBW, 5xBW
    Leg raises: 8, 8, 8, 8
    Nautilus Flyes: 12x90, 12x115, 12x120, 12x125
     
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    [pie=firebert]2010-11-18[/pie]

    Excellent Karate session in the evening. Felt like it redeemed the pile of suck that was Tuesday's session.

    I'm exhausted. The last couple days I've been sleeping a lot and not really having much focus. Glad the week's almost over and next week is a short one.
     
  5. firebert

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    Saturday:

    Squats: 135x8, 205x4, 225x15, 245x12, 255x10, 255x8, 135x15, 135x15
    Leg press: 8 plates x 10, 8 plates x 10, 8 plates x 10, 8 plates x 10

    Effing OW.
     
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    Cardio today. 50m of medium intensity. Felt good.

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    The past few days have been a perfect storm of car trouble with both of my vehicles. (1997 Saab 900SE and 1999 Subaru Outback. I'm such a freaking New Englander it ain't even funny.) Some good news today, though -- I'm getting a free replacement battery for the Saab, under a three year replacement warranty that expires... tomorrow. :lol:

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    One more day til vacation, bitches! ;)
     
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    DB Flat Bench: 8x75, 8x75, 8x75, 8x75, 12x40, 16x40
    DB Incline Bench: 8x35, 6x40, 4x45, 16x20, 20x20
    Straight-bar curls: 6x60, 6x60, 6x60, 16x30, 16x30
    Skullcrushers: 6x65, 6x65, 6x65, 6x65, 16x35

    Holy crap that's more volume that it seemed like it'd be.

    Not done eating for the day, but on plan so far.
     
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    [pie=firebert]2010-11-29[/pie]

    Just a touch over my carbs and fat today. I'm still adjusting my meal plan to hit the macros more comfortably, but physically, I think I'm taking to this pretty well. I think it's less carbs than I want, but, I mean, I'm cutting. :o
     
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    [pie=firebert]2010-11-30[/pie]

    Insane Karate workout today -- kata, over and over and over and over again, with increasing intensity. By the end my quads and lungs were screaming.

    I need to not eat my carbs so damn early in the day. It's easy to forget how little I'm supposed to have on non-lifting days.

    I need to start getting more sleep.

    Another good day. :nod:
     
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    Squats: 8x135, 5x225, 12x245, 10x245, 8x245, 15x135
    Leg Presses: 10 x 4 plates, 10 x 4 plates, 10 x 4 plates, 20 x 6 plates, 20 x 6 plates
    Hack Squats: 8x135, 8x135, 15x135 (just learning these)
    SLDL: 10x135, 10x135, 10x135, 10x135
    Seated Calf Raise: 3 plates x 15, 3 plates x 15, 3 plates x 15, 3 plates x 15, 3 plates x 15

    This was horrible. I don't think I had enough carbs in the hours leading up to the workout, and after the squats, I was sweating rivers, reeking of ammonia and breathing hard. I crawled my way through the rest of the workout with long rest periods and lots of cursing.

    But I finished it. :mad:

    I need to figure out how I can do standing calf raises.

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    Edited to note that I did 25m LISS this morning.
     
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    [pie=firebert]2010-12-01[/pie]
     
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    Rest day.

    [pie=firebert]2010-12-02[/pie]

    Bad chain of events keeps happening: I stay up too late and start feeling hungry as a result. But I'm "out" of cals for the day, and due to gnawing ache of dull hunger, can't sleep.

    :cry:
     
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    I'm having a cheat meal tonight, so I weighed in this morning.

    Weight: 248.6 lb
    Waist @ navel: 43.25"
     
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    Stay on-plan today -- scheduled cheat meal was a couple slices of pizza and a pile of smokey brisket. Hell yes.:tucool:

    Sinterklaas brought me an iPad today! And I'm not even Dutch! Just lucky. The thing is mighty slick.

    Roommates and I are hosting a pancake breakfast tomorrow. (I'll err on the bacon and eggs side more than the pancakes side to stay on plan. Committing resolve... now.)
     
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    Seated Cable Rows: 6x150, 6x150, 6x150, 6x150, 12x60 (too light!), 12x80
    Pulldowns: 8x100, 8x110, 8x120, 8x120, 20x60
    Shrugs: 225x8, 275x8, 135x20
    DB Military Press: 6x45, 6x45, 6x45, 6x45, 16x22.5, 16x22.5

    :tucool:
     
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    I was a lazy sack today. Ate right, though. :blank:
     
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    Aaaand I'm back to kicking ass this week. :madpimp:
     
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    1) In February, I asked Nicki to marry me, and she said yes! :jumping: I feel like the luckiest man alive. (Actually, the former fat guy in me's still waiting for the candid-camera crew to show up. Nicki's gorgeous. I guess you could say we complement each other perfectly. :lol:)

    2) I've been an undisciplined mess lately. Not a total backslide, but weekends have been disastrous. Result: I'm pretty much where I was in December, physically. :doh:

    3) It's time to be realistic. I want to be in good shape for the wedding (and honeymoon :o). "Best shape of my life" just isn't a realistic goal, but staying where I am would be unacceptable. I don't even fit into the tux I own; having to rent one when I own a nice one would be humiliating.

    Therefore, the order of the day is to cut, and cut hard. And to start spending my days how I want to be spending my life.

    Maybe I'll update this damn journal, too. :lol:
     
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    Congratulations. What is the time frame that you have to the date of the wedding? P90X which people always mention in these forums, is a 90 day plan, and people seem to accomplish a lot in 90 days.
     
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    Thank you! Wedding is in 111 days :eek: ... which is plenty of time to shed a decent amount of fat. :)

    I've tried P90x in the past with decent results, but it's not a great fit for me at the moment.

    1) I love weight training, both the activity and the results, too much to give it up for 90 days. And P90x plus lifting isn't really compatible with a normal lifestyle in terms of the time commitment and the neurological taxation.

    2) I've been doing Shotokan karate twice a week which is actually a pretty good plyo workout. Plyo always seemed to me like P90x's "secret sauce." (Well, that and training volume. :lol:)

    Thanks for noticing my journal and stopping in! I wish you well with your running and fitness pursuits.

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    So, I'll be doing a Back/Chest/Legs split every week, plus the Shotokan, plus some running and cycling, for now, and add cardio as I go.

    I'm excited for Chest Day tomorrow. :tu:
     

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