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We have just lost cabin pressure: gazareth 2009

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by gazareth, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    2008 journal

    The title of this journal is in reference to a line from the film "Fight Club", when Edward Norton's character makes a discovery that changes his perceptions of everything that has happened in the previous 90 minutes of the film. It is also a reference to how I felt when I saw photos of myself from the Christmas period! I'm not nearly as overweight as I was when I started my initial transformation in April 2006, but I have let things slide too far.

    Today, 5th January, I am making a commitment to getting back in shape. I will document my progress here, so that I am accountable to my fellow JSF members. I would appreciate your support and feedback along the way.

    I haven't weighed in yet (guess I should do that tomorrow), but I'll simply start by posting this photo:
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    What a chubba-lubba!

    I'll also post this one of me with my parents' new dog :love:
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    I'm also out of shape. I think my legs have atrophied from the lack of squatting, and my conditioning is shot to pieces. I will fix these also.

    Here is my plan.

    Diet:
    I am going to do a kinda "reverse Velocity Diet lite". The V-diet lite is where you drink a shake in the morning & evening, and have solid meals during the day. I'm going to have a solid breakfast & dinner, and have shakes for meals 2, 3 & 4. I think this will help me get around the problems that have hindered me in the past year such as preparation.
    Breakfast is a 3-egg omelette with whatever veggies I have in the fridge/freezer. This morning, for example it was frozen peas, spinach, green bell pepper and red onion. I also added a tsp of red pesto to the eggs.
    Dinner is fish/meat & veggies. PWO I will add sweet potato.

    Training:
    I'd like to get back to lifting 3 days a week. When I was in the best shape of my life, about 18 months ago, it was after doing SGX where I was doing a fairly high volume 3-day body part split. I've mostly done upper/lower or full body since then, with mixed results. I figure, if it worked for me then, it'll work for me again, right?
    To start with I'm going to do 2 fullbody workouts a week and build back up to 3 sessions, at which point I'll split it out as follows:

    All movements 4 x 7-10 unless otherwise noted.

    Monday, legs & shoulders:
    Back squats
    Romanian deadlifts
    Bulgarian split squats
    DB military press
    Lateral raises
    Face pulls 2 x 15-20

    Wednesday, chest, biceps & grip:
    DB bench press (neutral grip)
    Dips
    Push-ups 3 x failure
    BB/EZ curls
    Hammer curls
    Static holds

    Friday, back & triceps:
    Deadlifts
    Chin-ups
    DB rows
    Pushdowns
    Skullcrushers

    My cardio will be rugby training for now, although when it gets warmer again I will resume cycling to and from work each and every day.

    Oh, and then there's the small matter of a wedding to plan...

    :flex::eat::gl:
     
  2. Jedi

    Jedi Well-Known Member

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    :wave: Good Luck Gaz. The Puppy is adorable :)
     
  3. Buttersweet

    Buttersweet Active Member

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    Gaz, i see you start with 95 points in the 100 challenge, and i remember when you used to finish it with 100. so, you've done it before, you can do it again, and what worked will bring results again.:tu:
    good luck:)
     
  4. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Hey Buttersweet! Yeah, once upon a time, March 2007 I think, I got 100 points. I need to find that level of commitment and drive again. No problem, eh? :)
    I think finishing with 90 points or more would be a good achievement given where I'm starting from.

    Mon 5th Jan
    M1: 3 egg omelette with tsp red pesto: frozen peas, 1/4 red onion, 1/4 green pepper, spinach
    M2: 2 scoops Nitrean (vanilla) & 1 tsp instant coffee, 2 Fish Oil caps
    M3: 2 scoops Nitrean (strawberry), 3 tsp wholenut peanut butter
    M4: 2 scoops Nitrean (strawberry), 3 tsp wholenut peanut butter
    M5 (pre-WO): Haddock fishcake, poached egg, broccoli, sweet potato
    M6: 1.5 scoops Nitrean, 2 scoops dextrose
     
    #4 gazareth, Jan 5, 2009
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  5. Foley

    Foley Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with your fitness and wedding plans. :D
     
  6. carguy

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    Are you a wedding planner now? Or is this your own? I've been gone a long time.

    Congrats. Hit it hard in 2009!:tu:
     
  7. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    My own :) We got engaged back in October :)

    Thanks CG. It's good to be around such inspiring folk again.
     
  8. MannishBoy

    MannishBoy Senior Member

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    You did it once, you'll get back in shape again :nod: This time you go in knowing you can do it.

    Nope, you get one solid meal a week on the V-diet. I think you're talking about a modification of the V-diet.
     
  9. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Thanks :)



    V-diet lite :nod: lern2readwhatiwrote :D
     
  10. MannishBoy

    MannishBoy Senior Member

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    :o
     
  11. John Stone

    John Stone Every day is Leg Day
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    Get your rugby game face on and own it, Gaz. You can do it.
     
  12. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    :scared:

    :flex:
     
  13. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Training 05/01/09

    Weights in KG

    Squat
    10 x 40
    6 x 60
    4 x 6 x 80

    Bench
    10 x 40
    6 x 55
    3 x 6 x 65
    6 x 60

    RDL
    6 x 60
    3 x 6 x 80

    Inverted rows
    4 x 6
     
  14. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Stats Tues 6th Jan
    Weight: 14 stone 6 1/2 lbs / 202.5 lbs
    Waist: 40"

    :doh::mad:

    I have a good 25 lbs to lose I'd say. A waist size of 34" is the medium-term goal.

    GOAL 1: Lose 15 lbs by the end of February

    Photo tour

    Jan 05
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    May 07
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    Feb 08
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    6th Jan 09 (today)
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    Tues 6th Jan
    M1: 3 egg omelette with 1 tsp red pesto: spinach, 1/4 red onion, 1/2 red pepper, peas
    M2: 2 scoops Nitrean (strawberry), 2 Fish Oil caps
    M3: 2 scoops Nitrean (strawberry), 3 tsp PB
    M4: 2 scoops Nitrean (strawberry), 3 tsp PB
    M5: Chicken breast, 1 tsp red pesto, broccoli, brussel sprouts

    DOMS :(
     
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  15. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    I joined a new gym yesterday. I was paying £50 a month for this commercial gym about 2 miles from my flat, but I discovered that I could pay £50 a year to use the university powerlifting gym. I then discovered that as my fiancee is technically a university employee, I could join the p-lifting gym AND the cardio gym for £11.50 a month. So, I did the latter.

    The powerlifting room is awesome. The equipment can be summed up thusly:

    Power cage with chinning bar
    Squat rack
    Bench press station
    2 other adjustable benches
    Heavy DBs
    A total of 5 straight barbells (1 in each of the above racks)
    EZ curl bar
    Trap bar :spaz:
    2 boxes for squats/step-ups etc
    Deadlifting/clean platform :spaz:
    More plates than I'll ever need
    Bench press boards
    Dipping belts
    Lifting belts
    Chalk
     
  16. Buttersweet

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    i hate you
    :D
    judging by the pics, you're at a considerably better start than in 2005, and i'm sure it will take less time to achieve goals.
     
  17. bballer143

    bballer143 Well-Known Member

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    New journal! :spaz:

    That picture is too cute! :love:

    Good luck with your goals, Gaz. :tu: I look forward to following along! :)

    :dreamy:

    Congratulations! :tucool:
     
  18. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    hey Gaz :wave:

    congrats on the upcoming wedding :spaz: and :gl: getting ripped for it ;)

    that puppy is ADORABLE :nod: I just want to hug him :dreamy:
     
  19. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    You can do it Gaz! :tucool:
     
  20. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Thanks bballer! :)

    Thanks guys :D

    It's not gonna be until summer next year, so I've got a while for that :)

    It's a girl :nod:

    Hell yeah :mad:


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    Wed 7th Jan
    M1: 3 egg omelette with 1 tsp red pesto: peas, spinach, red pepper, red onion
    M2: 2 scoops Nitrean, 2 caps Fish Oil
    M3: 2 scoops Nitrean, 3 tsp PB
    M4: 2 scoops Nitrean, 3 tsp PB
    M5: Sirloin steak, last few scraps from the frozen broccoli bag, about 15 brussel sprouts

    Approx 1766 calories
    221g protein
    58g carbs
    75g fat

    I want to do some form of training tonight but I'm incredibly sore from Monday. For me, really bad DOMS after the first training session in a while are as predictable as the tides. It's difficult to lower myself onto the toilet today! Any suggestions as to what I could do? :confused:
     
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