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Husky Again!!!

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by BJ, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. PDCA

    PDCA Active Member

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    I agree. If you are not even wanting to workout, you need a new plan. Get excited about something else...a new goal. Put that one on the back burner. You will do it someday, I know you will!:tu:
     
  2. BJ

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    OK... so I decided to stop the 5x5 for a while. But I did hit the gym today at lunch so I could have a good stopping point... did 150 on the bench and 250 on the deadlifts... in combo with the 200 squat yesterday, I made it to 600. Still a ways away from the 750 goal, but I'll come back to it later this fall

    As for now, I'm going to keep eating a little heavy (not starting to cut yet) and do a couple rounds of some of the specialized HIT routines. Thinking chest & arms... then I'll start cutting in about 4 weeks.
     
  3. Seltzer

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    Another one here who thinks you made the right decision. Having to drag yourself to the gym to muddle through a workout that you're not enjoying usually leads to eventually not going to the gym. There are many routines that will effectively get you to your fitness goals so I don't think it's imperative to just stay with one approach. Personally, I tweak and change what I do in the gym many times during the year. It keeps my body guessing and my mind engaged.

    Good luck.
     
  4. RTE

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    The amount of weight you lift is not important. As long as it is much as you can do in a 8-12 rep range. I would imagine that your max body weight that you should be 175 +or-5 lbs. Keep your eye on the prize, but make sure you have the right prize in mind. BTW: If you have to move away from HIT for some unknown reason, try super sets.:tucool:

    RTE
     
  5. BJ

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    HEY RTE!!!!! how you doin'? Long time no talk... how's the ticker? Back to HIT... and I'll look at supersets.
     
  6. RTE

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    No problems doing fine. I haven't started lifting again, no reason, just staying busy.

    RTE
     
  7. BJ

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    Holy $*&@...

    I just tried to do the double pre-exhaustion cycle workout from the HIT book (p173) It calls for...

    Extremely slow chinup (30s up / 30s down) immediately followed by...
    Barbell curl immediately followed by...
    Chinups, negative only

    Then

    Extremely slow dip (30s up / 30s down) immediately followed by...
    Tricep extension immediately followed by...
    Dips, negative only


    That whole "extremely slow" thing is a hell of a lot harder than it sounds! I was able to do the chinup... shaking like crazy! But then my barbell curls... I could only do 37# for 9 reps (did 1 rep at 57# and realized there was no way I could do any more)... then when it came time for the negative chins, I could only do 2! I wanted to do more, but was concerned at the rate I would come crashing to the ground!

    The extremely slow dip didn't go as well... I did 15s up and 15s down... then did tricep push downs (with a rope)... 10reps at 50#... then was only able to do 3 negative dips.

    WOW... that was HARD! :flex:
     
  8. BJ

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    This week's plan... continue eating like it's going out of style... and do chest M & Th and Arms Tu & F.

    Next week's plan... start the cut! And switch back to the basic all-around HIT routine. Cut to last 3 weeks...
     
  9. BJ

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    Did arms today... my muscles get so pumped that it feels like the skin on my upper arm is stretched as tight as it will go :flex:

    Tired of getting fat though... clothes are getting tighter. Definitely ready for the coming cut!
     
  10. BJ

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    Chest and arms for the last time today... back to the all-around HIT workout on Monday. Eager to see what the difference will be from where I left it at (last workout following that plan was May 5th). There should be significant strength gains.

    Today and tomorrow are my last 2 days to pig out :eat:... going to start the cut on Sunday. I have a 3 week plan (similar to what I did at the first of the year). Figuring on dropping at least 10 lbs over that 3 week window. Last weigh in had me at 180. I want to cut back down to 165. I anticipate that I will look significantly different from the last time I was at 165 because I've put on a bunch of muscle since then.
     
  11. BJ

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    Oh yeah... almost forgot... chainsawing tomorrow :claplow: one of my favorite pastimes (and a hell of a workout)
     
  12. PDCA

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    Can't wait to see what that looks like! :dreamy:
     
  13. BJ

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    :flex: oh... behave (said in the best Austin Powers voice I can muster)
     
  14. BJ

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    And so begins my cut...


    I am not taking starting stats today because in typical last-day-before-a-cut fashion... I pigged out yesterday! I don't want to include that 1st day water weight loss in my numbers.

    Maybe I'll even take some pics later... it's been a long time!
     
  15. BJ

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    Oh... heck with it... the 1st week huge loss is always the most fun

    starting point = 182.4
    waist measurement = 37.75"

    interestingly enough... the last time my weight was up this much (beginning of 2010), my waist was 3/4" bigger than it is right now... obviously there's been some lean mass added! Actually, the more I think about it, last time I was this heavy I was upset that I had let myself slip that much. This time I have no emotion either way... kind of like it was just something that I needed to do and that the upcoming cut is the next step. Weird - and sorry for my rambling - I guess that I've officially been doing this long enough to understand that the whole thing is just a process and I don't need to see huge results next week or next month. I know that over the long haul if I keep doing what I'm doing, I will have awesome results
     
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    Went back through my journal and found that I was 174 with this same waist measurement in January... guess that means that I've added ~8 lbs of lean mass!
     
  17. BJ

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    day 2 of the 1st week of the cut... not so much hungry... but feel kinda funny (going low carb)

    Anyway, I know that this is only temporary.

    Did an all-around HIT workout today. Made it through the workout, but am definitely feeling the lack of calories (and carbs) right now.
     
  18. BJ

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    Yeah... so the feeling funny proceeded and got worse throughout the day

    There is no way that I can keep this up any more past today... so, change of plans!

    Going to cycle carbs and calories. The base is 1200 calories, no carbs (that's what I did the past 2 days)... Day 2 is 1500 (1 cup oats added)... Day 3 is 1800 (2 cups oats added)... repeat this cycle 2x then have an off day each week. Will keep this up for at least 3 weeks.
     
  19. BJ

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    I felt much better yesterday after eating the carbs... today is again a no carb day. Lifting today went OK... ran out of gas towards the end (no big surprise) Right now I feel like I could fall out of my chair.

    Down to 174 flat this morning... the initial huge weight drop was a bit bigger than I expected! So... now the goal is to drop 10 more lbs... no problem :tu:
     
  20. badgolfer

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    Way to go!
     

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