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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:16 pm 
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Hi Ross,

Thank you for the support mate, that means a lot to me, there are quite a few here that inspire me too my friend:)

To elaborate, since becoming vegan a little over a year ago, i recent blood panel showed my IGF-1 and test levels have dropped (considerably), and my bad cholesterol levels have slightly increased (how in the hell). The plan is to return to being a lacto ovo vegetarian (NO meat, fish or poultry) again for a few months and then having another blood panel done to see what the crack is. The good thing is my mother-in-law's boyfriend owns and lives on his own non profitable farm, the animals are very well look after, and none are sent for slaughter. So from him i can get organic free range eggs, grass fed raw milk, cream and even his homemade butter. When i say i am not vegan for political reasons, that's not entirely true, i love animals, and i hate to see any harm come to them, breaks ma heart, i'm just not one for going out and waving a banner.

That being said, my wife and i (we're cat lovers, though we love all animals) are currently working with a group of people to save hundreds of stray cats that live on the seafront of our home town (facebook Bangor seafront cats), we're helping to rise money to get the cats cared for and homed before the local council gets their way and has them put down. Thankfully there's a lot of support and the future of the cats is looking good.

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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:39 pm 
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Big Rob, long time no speak, just a little msg to say im with Ross on the you not possibly not posting here. Regardless of what your eating your info is valuable, you also make the info easy for every one to read/understand. plus, wherewould i go for my free online personal training? :lol: hope all is good with you mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:08 pm 
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Hey Mike,

All's good here mate. Thanks man, didn't know if i was allowed to post here as a vegetarian, hopefully its ok. Its really just an experiment to see if it makes a difference.

All good your end mate?


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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:06 pm 
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theres quite a few vegetarians here mate so dont worry about that! will be interesting to see if it does help you. yeh all good here mate having a bit of trouble with my back/shoulder at the min but thats nothing new really :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:47 pm 
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Happy days, did i read you work in the construction trade? if so does that effect/ irritate your back and shoulder?


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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Just back from the gym...

Did Back & Chest

1. Underhand Chin BW + 20kgs x 9 reps to failure
2. Seated Chest Press 105kgs x 8 reps to failure
3. Chest Supported Hammer Row 120kgs x 11 reps to failure
4. Pec Deck Flyes 110kgs x 9 reps to failure

Though i love the idea and simplicity of FB training, it always quickly becomes to metabolically challenging for me, so for that reason am back on a split routine (lets me maximize the intensity of effort). Lowered the resistance tonight, focusing on reducing the cadence of end rep further, so lighter weights, but slightly more time under tension, am also working on relaxing my face and neck, breathing, and making sure not to grip handles to tight (all of which elevate blood pressure further and detract from the working musculature). Next up, Legs (Not looking forward to time under tension on the seated leg press) :(


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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:56 am 
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Yesterdays leg workout (trained fasted)

1. Seated Leg Press
2. Hip Belt Calf Raise
3. Weighted Back Extension
4. Static Ab Crunch

Performed one all out set to failure on each movement (bar the back extension), slightly lightened the load and went for a slightly longer time under tension on the leg press. Next up will be upper body, with an emphasis on the shoulders and arms. Diets going well, i reintroduced some eggs and dairy back into my diet this week, just very small amounts. Feel good:)


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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:56 am 
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Nice to see someone else training in a fasted state.

Hope you are having a good week Rob, and please continue to post. Vegetarian, vegan, whatever. We're all essentially travelling on a similar path. Take care buddy MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:56 am 
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Hey MF,

All's good this end mate, hope you well and thank you for the support
best
Rob


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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:55 pm 
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Tonight's workout...

1. D-B Lateral Raise
2. Rear Delt Flye Machine
3. Negative only Chins
4. Negative only Chest Press
5. D-B Hammer Curls

Performed just one set to failure on each movement, the negatives were brutal, me arms are bloody sore lol

Next up legs again


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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:35 pm 
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HIT Rob wrote:
Hey MF,

All's good this end mate, hope you well and thank you for the support
best
Rob


All good here Rob :)

Do you find the negative-only stuff easy enough to do if you are training alone? Hope you have had a good weekend buddy MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Hey mate,

If training alone i would use a negative only dip rather than chest press, but if I've a training partner present, i use chest press and have them help lift me to the top position, i feel less stress in my shoulder with the chest press machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:29 am 
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Thanks for the reply. Negative dips are fantastic, a great way to finish off a chest session as well IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:56 am 
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Out of interest, the blood panel test you had, is that something provided by your GP, and is it something you have to pay for? I've always wondered if my test levels are anywhere near where they should be.

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 Post subject: Re: Rob's High Intensity Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:36 am 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Thanks for the reply. Negative dips are fantastic, a great way to finish off a chest session as well IMO.



Totally agree, when you've exhausted your positive strength, and cant actually lift anymore, there's still negative strength left in the tank:)


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