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Measurement and Management

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Big_D, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Foreword:

    Some of you may remember me from long ago. This forum played an important part in my personal development when I was much younger, and helped me to get my life and fitness in (some semblance of) order. I am now much older, not that much wiser, and looking to reconnect with this community that was of much help to a younger version of me.

    In this log, I will be tracking my fitness efforts and whatever else I decide to blather on about. I am fairly ADHD with my training, as my goals have become fairly nebulous as I've wandered through my 20s. I'm now about 5 months from turning 30, and I'm looking to make the transition full of intention, momentum, and progress.

    A brief training history:

    Throughout my training history, I've experimented with a ton of modalities for training, diet, and supplementation. I have trained regular people, fit people, and athletes. I've dug through the literature, and I've found myself more confused and not that much wiser. I've trained like a bodybuilder, powerlifter, track athlete, rugby player, wrestler, mountain biker, hiker, runner, crossfitter, BJJer, etc. I've fluctuated from 175 lbs at my lightest (when I was 17), up to about 275 lbs (when I was 23).

    Personal Bests:
    BF: 8-9%
    DL: 660x2
    SQ: 545
    Bench: 445
    5k: 19:XX

    Current state of affairs:

    As of the past 18 or so months, I've been very focused on Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. I was obsessed with it up until I received a travel assignment for work in April. I have tried a few schools down in Houston, but haven't been practicing due to a busy schedule, a case of ringworm (yuck), and the lack of a school that feels right. I earned my blue belt around April, which was a proud moment. I will be getting back into it soon pending some uncertainty with work.

    In early July, I made the decision to (mostly) abstain from alcohol, as it had become a too regular indulgence that was stifling my growth (being honest, causing regression). Since then, I've had some honest mirror time, realized I was too fat for my liking, and have begun the process of getting lean again. I'm down approximately 20 lbs, from 240 or so, to 220 or so. I have another 10-15 to go before I'm at a bodyfat I'll be OK with maintaining. I've gotten back into running in a big way, and most of my training for the last month has been centered around getting a decent running base. I'm up to about 20-25 miles a week, and just yesterday ran a sub-60 10k, which was a short term goal of mine.

    Goals with this journal:
    • Become more structured with tracking of diet and exercise
    • Define some short term, medium term, and long term goals and lay out a plan for getting there
    • Dump this burdensome head monologue into a place that will keep it safe ;)
    In my next post, I will lay out how I will structure my posts in this journal, and define tracking metrics.

    Stay tuned!
    D
     
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Reserved.
     
  3. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna experiment with a few different formats for logging initially.

    Sunday August 5, 2018

    Exercise:
    40 minutes treadmill
    2x 1 mile repeats, paced around 8:00, incline 1
    3.5-4 mph walking, incline 5
    2x 1 mile row repeats, paced around 7-8 minutes
    30 minutes bike, 80rpm, easy pace keeping hr ~130

    Diet:
    Not tracked, calories approx 2800
     
  4. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Monday August 6, 2018

    Exercise:

    25 minute treadmill (incline 1.0)
    1 mile @ 9 min/mi
    2x .5 mile @ 6 min/mi
    Walking @ 3.0 mph

    Squats
    115x5,10
    185x5,5
    255x5,5

    Pullups between squat sets
    5,5,5,5,5

    RDLs
    115x5
    185x5
    255x5
    345x5
    185x5,5

    Rows
    400m x 3

    Dips between row sprints
    10,10,10

    Diet:
    2475 cal
    C/P/F 142/213/106
     
  5. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Nice to see you posting again. I'll be following and wish you well achieving your goals, one of which, the 10k time you already have.
     
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  6. dejavued

    dejavued Senior Member

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    :dance: d's back! woo hoo!!

    congrats on that blue belt!

    right?!? lol
     
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  7. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Seltzer. I appreciate it.

    <3 Thanks!

    Tuesday August 7, 2018

    Exercise:

    33 minute treadmill (incline 0.0)
    5k with ascending mile splits: 9:00, 8:30, 8:00 and a little sprint @ 6:00


    Diet:
    3625 cal
    C/P/F 339/237/133
     
  8. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday August 8, 2018

    Exercise:

    20 minute treadmill (incline 0.0)
    1 mile @ 9:00 consecutive with 1 mile @ 7:30
    Superset:
    Pushdowns/curls/face pulls x 4 x pump work


    Diet:
    1925 cal
    C/P/F 75/220/77
     
  9. Laneage

    Laneage Well-Known Member

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    No matter how hard I've tried, I could never marry drinking regularly and my fitness goals together. It's a wise decision to give it up for a bit in order to focus.

    Awesome, already on a roll!
     
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  10. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Still here. Been navigating a transition back to Boulder as my project ended suddenly (good thing). I will post an update tomorrow.
     
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