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Postby chachee » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:28 am

Also,
Be wary of over training. You don't want to pound your body to hard for too long. Be sure to break, and really break. You don't have to stop eating healthy but cut back on activity a ton.

I usually stop hitting the gym and just go for a couple more long walks. When the rest is done, usually 3~4 days, I'm roaring back in the gym.

Again, your body is what you have to listen to. It took me years to recognize what over training/under eating felt like.

Good Luck!

JT
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Postby ucffool » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:12 pm

W11,L2:D1 - 24 rounds
I was at 23 with 30 seconds left... and I pushed and finished 24 in 20:01! Woot! I also did more tests... I'm telling you, I'm going to make that deadline! Dinner was a salad (fresh tomatoes from my garden) and pb sandwich.
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Postby Admin » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:54 pm

Great work!
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Postby ucffool » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:52 pm

W11,L2:D2 - 5:50
4 minute rest between sets.
Good form throughout. Slow body rows and slow push-ups for more strength training. My body was still a little sore from Tuesday's D1, so I'll give my body (probably) 2 days till D3 on Sunday, test day. Next week is a rest week, where I will do D1/D3 only (skip d2) to give my muscles lots of growing and relaxing time. I'll come back to L2 in 2 weeks, and I'll reduce my rest time to 3:30 instead of 4.
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Postby taifun » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:40 pm

Good stuff, I like the going slow part! in the past I've used that a lot in different exercises. Extremely good for practicing form, and ties in well with the principle of spending the most time in the working part of the move (i.e. the bottom part of the squat, top of the pull-up etc.)
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Postby volleyball_man » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:41 am

Hey - do you hear that?

I hear something coming around the bend...

I'm not sure - but it sounds like people cheering...

An dy!
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An dy!
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Postby ucffool » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:29 pm

You're watching too much Tour vbm (or is that just me?)
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Postby volleyball_man » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:53 pm

Tour?
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Postby ucffool » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:33 pm

Tour de France.
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Postby ucffool » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:11 pm

W11,L2:D3 - 8:06
My arms were spent in bodyrows, but push-ups got to 19 before a rest break. Squats were straight-through. Rest week next week is very needed. I'll be doing a slow L1:D1 on Tuesday, skip d2, do L1:D3 on Saturday, then back into L2 a week from Tuesday. Muscles need a break.

Oh, by the way, I had a stranger estimate my angle for body rows. The result: 30 degrees. I started body rows a month ago at 45 degress, and through slippage I'm now at 30 degrees, or what I loosely deduce as 2/3 my body weight (197lbs). Good thing is, I'm getting stronger and increasing weight, and since 225 is my target weight, progress is up and coming. I suppose my 'goal' is body rows at 25 degrees, equal to my target weight.
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Postby ucffool » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:47 pm

W12, L1:D1 - 21 rounds
REST WEEK
I did everything slowly, and still got 21 rounds. skipping D2 this week, will do D3 on Saturday morning. Bodyrows done 3:1, @ 30°
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Postby ucffool » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:51 am

W12,L1:D3 - 5:40
This is 90 seconds faster than my rest week 1 month ago. I'm halfway to my target date to do my first pull-up, and it's not for sure yet in any way. But, no more 'tests' to see where I'm at. The day I do it I will not know how I will do. one week later, I will take a video.
Back to L2 next week.
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Postby ucffool » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:56 pm

W13,L2:D1 - 24 rounds
Same as 2 weeks ago, but I did decrease my bodyrow angle a little more to what I think is 25°. This would put me pretty damn close to my goal weight, using the rough math that 25/90 = 28%. Therefore, last weight of 293*.72=211lbs bodyrow weight. This is highly inaccurate probably, but I'll take it.
Next week I'll drop the ropes another 2 inches so I can get closer to 20°. I also worked out about 2 hours later than usual, which is 8 hours after my lunch (with some nuts in between).

-- edit --
Oh, I warmed up with 1.4 mile walk (too many kids on the monkey bars for my workout).
I also did two push-ups on the rings (just off the ground) to see. When I made the 'rings' 6 weeks ago, I wasn't able to do 1!

Warning: I talk frankly about fat on my body
Also, this may sound awful, but I'm starting to feel a mini tummy roll between my gut and pectorals. This may sound bad, but when I started that mostly felt like part of my gut, not a separate entity. Needless to say, I think it means I'm losing some fat. Woot!
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Postby taifun » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:45 pm

You'll make it.

Oh, and that's fat loss for certain!
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Postby Maleficarum » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:38 am

ucffool... you give me hope for my future progress!
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