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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#181 Postby esqinchi » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Friday, January 17, 2014:

No training today, and I bailed on training yesterday due to issues I had to deal with re: the mortgage. Anyhow.. As I was watching some TV, I was curious if I could ever do a one-armed pushup... Well, I tried, and I could! So awesome, I even took the time to make a little video...


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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#182 Postby vegan_rossco » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:52 am

Awesome! I can't do them man hahaha I go too low and just fall on my face :p
Had some more black sheep ale last night :D
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#183 Postby esqinchi » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:09 pm

Thanks man, it was fun to try! I'll be having some pints this evening, so I'll let you know what I put down. Hope you have a good weekend!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#184 Postby esqinchi » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:18 pm

Saturday, January 18, 2014:

Saturday Pump

1. DB Bench - 3 x 10 @ 140lbs
2. Single Arm Row - 3 x 12 @ 65lbs
3. DB Pullover - 3 x 12 @ 65lbs

4. Squats - 3 x 12 @ 295lbs
5. Squat Jumps - 3 x 12
6. Deadlift - 3 x 12 @ 175

7. 3 Way Assisted Pullups - 3 x 12 @ 15lbs assist
8. Decline Bench - 3 x 15 @ 135lbs
9. Farmer Carry - 3 x 200' @ 90lbs

Felt great to get back into the gym today after kind of a wonky week. I could tell I needed a couple days of rest there. Passed up on doing 12 exercises, as I knew I was going to have to push my car around in the parking area to get it on a tow truck (from 3 weeks ago). Came home and had some chickpeas, bulgur, and salsa with extra hot sauce. Slept like shit last night for some reason - couldn't fall asleep, and then once I did, I kept waking up all night. Now that I'm sitting at home, I really don't want to call a tow at all - too tired! haha

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#185 Postby esqinchi » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

Tuesday, January 21, 2014:

Feeling like utter dung today, given all of the junk food I consumed over the weekend. Woke up this morning and weighed in at 162, a whole six pounds above my Friday weigh-in of 156. GROSS! I'm sure it is mostly water weight, but I really feel like shit having consumed so much seitan, and tortilla chips! Seriously.... I'm going to swear off all processed foods for the time being. I'm also going to flip my lifestyle, and only have cheat meals once per month, as opposed to twice per month, or even once per week. It's too much on my stomach, and stalls my progress - I'll be spending the rest of this week, and possibly some of next, to get back down to 156.

Training tonight!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#186 Postby vegan_rossco » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:51 pm

Sucks about the weight gain bro :( if it makes you feel any better I eat processed crap allllll the time haha ;)
What are you training tonight? I'm looking forward to checking it out dude!
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#187 Postby esqinchi » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:26 pm

Tuesday, January 21, 2014:

Trainer Day

Worked with the trainer tonight, as the aforementioned might suggest(!). Anyhow, another round of disjointed exercises, working pretty much the entire body. Most of them are for time, which I find challenging as far as pacing goes; I tend to blow my load right up front not knowing how many/how long remains for the exercise. If I were to describe what we did, it would be as follows: curls, squats, squat jumps, a ton of fucking squat jumps, lunge jumps, static lunges while doing curls, tricep press, tricep kickback, dips, pullups w/ static holds, and the list goes on and on. Then, he did some stretching at the end, which I thought was kind of a waste. I never stretch, ever, and I feel fucking fine.

Thanks for the condolences, mate, but when I came home I weighed in again and was already down to 160. I'll get that shit back by the end of this week!

Scheduled another training session for tomorrow!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#188 Postby esqinchi » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:35 pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2014:

Trainer Day, Redux

Trainer work today... Another bout of similar exercises from yesterday, even some re-peats. I'm not saying this guy doesn't work me out well, its just that I really miss the variety the other trainer brought to the table. This guy just doesn't have the experience, and I would bet that I know more exercises than he does (shout out to well informed trainers!). AAAAAnyhow. Tonight we focused mainly on upper body, with some additional core work. I'd say we did the following:

- Diamond pushups, close pushups, pushups on box (hands, not feet), TRX "I"s, TRX Iron Cross, SB Knee Thrusters, Side Planks, Squat Curl Press, DB Fly's, DB Pullovers, MB Woodchoppers, Bicep Curls (again), tricep kickbacks (again), KB overhead press, KB single arm row, burpee curl press, pullups, chinups, wide grip chinups (seem dangerous given the twist on the forearm), wide grip pullups, pushups on medicine ball w/ static hold... I'm sure I'm missing at least one or two.. You get the picture... A bunch of random stuff, most done for time, no repetition of sets, and basically all over the place.

I've never done P90x, but does anyone recognize this workout? I have this feeling that he pulls a lot of stuff from that. Anyway, looking forward to doing a more focused set tomorrow - likely all core.

Hey, here's a fucking huge salad I ate when I came home! :mrgreen:

(sorry it's blurry, and the banana is there for scale, not consumption)
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#189 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:50 am

Looks like a beautiful salad !!!! Nom nom. I know a few people that have tried the P90x programme and they have been impressed with it, seems pretty good IMO.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#190 Postby esqinchi » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:59 am

Thanks mate! I was a bit worried whether I could put the whole thing down, but, never fear, I'm always hungry! This week has been alright so far, and almost over to boot. It's been a roller-coaster of a life lately with our attempting to purchase our first house. Seems like it should be easy enough but, no, not at all. I'm sure you can relate!

I did the Insanity program a couple years ago, which was fun. However, I was too out of shape at the time to really see much benefit. I think it took me about a month to even make it through the warmup without wanting to die. I wonder how I would fare today? Maybe I'll give it another run.

Hope you, the family, and the business are well!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#191 Postby esqinchi » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:08 pm

Thursday, January 23, 2014:

Late Session - Core Day

1. Stability Ball Pike x 12
2. Stability Ball Passback x 12
3. Side Plank w/ Rotation x 12*
4. Oblique Raise (side bends, whatever) x 20* @ 35lbs
5. Hanging Knee Raise x 20
6. Stability Ball Knee Driver x 20
7. Weighted Crunch x 15 @ 35lbs
8. Jacknife x 15 @ 35lbs
9. Side Plank w/ Rotation x 12*
10. Hanging Knee Raise x 20
11. Bicycle Abs x 40
12. Uh... Hanging Knee Raise x 20

So I was planning on doing some more functional training (read: shoveling snow), but the snow was all frozen, and I wound up not being able to shovel much. Also, I ended up doing some more shit for this house thing - GODDAMNIT let this be over! - So I was feeling unaccomplished today, and thought "hey, it's only 7:00pm, I could get a quick set in." So here's what I did. I'd be lying if I said I broke a sweat doing any of this crap, and even then, I was interrupted somewhere near the end to handle some more shit for this goddamn house. Plus, I had already done that 12th item, the extra hanging knee raises, maybe 10 minutes before I decided to formally train tonight. Ugh. I really really cannot wait for some normalcy in my life. So, everyone from my job (including my boss) is going out for drinks after work tomorrow. I really don't want to have a beer on Fridays, given my Saturday training goals, but I've been so stressed lately that maybe one won't kill my pump day game. Who am I kidding? I can't have just ONE beer. haha!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#192 Postby vegan_rossco » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:44 am

Hey man hope everything's Okay, don't let things get you down! This house thing will be sorted soon amd you can get back to normal :)
Get some beers down you haha!
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#193 Postby esqinchi » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:18 pm

vegan_rossco wrote:Hey man hope everything's Okay, don't let things get you down! This house thing will be sorted soon amd you can get back to normal :)
Get some beers down you haha!


Thanks brother. Things will be ok in the end, I'm sure. At least I'll be alive! Only a few more days until our fate is sealed anyhow. I did have some beers: Monk's Flemish Sour, Cuvee De Jacobins (another Flemish sour). Good stuff, but a little middle of the road. Hope you're having a good weekend buddy.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#194 Postby esqinchi » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:33 pm

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Pump Day + Snow Shoveling

1. BB Bench - 3 x 12 @ 155lbs
2. DB Single Arm Row - 3 x 12 @ 65lbs
3. DB Pullover - 3 x 12 @ 65lbs

4. Squat - 3 x 12 @ 300lbs (calculator online said my 1RM was 427lbs - that's crazy!)
5. Box Jumps - 3 x 12 @ 24"
6. Wide Leg Deadlift - 3 x 12 @ 90lbs

7. Low Close Grip Lat Pulldown - 3 x 12 @ 105lbs
8. Decline Plyo Pushup - 3 x 12
9. Hi-Lo Woodchopper - 3 x 12 @ 42.5lbs

10. Bosu Single Leg Crunch - 3 x 15*
11. Battle Rope Waves - 3 x 30seconds
12. MB Slams - 3 x 12 @ 15lbs

Felt fucking awesome to get in and lift some actual weights, instead of just doing the same bodyweight training shit I've been putting up with all week. Stoked to reach 300# on the squat, and wholly afraid of even trying a 1RM on that - pretty sure I would fold up like an accordion! Came home and had a delicious curry, spike with some BBQ sauce - a little Kolkata by way of Kansas City. I love food fusion. Lately my favorites have been Indian and Mexican, or Indian, and Southwest American/TexMex. The sun is out today, and although it is going to snow again tonight, or tomorrow, I should get out there and clear some of this endless bullshit before the movers come and haul all of our furniture straight through it in a couple weeks (and I get to eat more!). BTW, I'm willing this house thing to happen.

Here's what I made - not too far from my standard "A bean, on a grain, with a vegetable." Actually, that's exactly what this is...

(there's a little mango chutney on there too)
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#195 Postby mrbear666 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:39 pm

food looks good as always mate! good work on the squat too, good weight for that many reps!
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