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Re: tuc's training and eating topic

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:24 pm
by tuc
Well you can say tuc how you want since it's just my nickname. Tuukka, my real name, is pronounces with 2 U's like the O's the word "loom", KK is pronounced like ck and A in the end is pronounced like A's in the word "mamma" if you say "mamma mia". :D

Great song! Too bad I'm too far away from Portland. I drink beer, I make manly noises and sometimes I smell a bit and I don't shave my beard if I don't go out on weekend. I think I'm manly enough for male friend purposes. :lachmal:

This is what I made for dinner:

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Left: chick peas with organic coconut milk.
Back: real unprocessed basmati rice (not white) with some herbs and sundried tomatoes.
Middle front: 2-3 lbs of falafel with loads of oil. :mrgreen:
Right: Special pasta (it's made of whole grains, legumes, lentils and flax seeds!!!) with rapeseed oil, tomato pure, onions & olives.

Oh boy I'm full. I ate HUGE amounts of that food! Everything is full of protein, fat and carbs. :lol:

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:52 pm
by sydneyvegan
Thats the way...
Eat big to get big :)

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:54 pm
by sosso
Soo..you ate all of that, right?

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:19 pm
by bodybag
That looks delicious tuc. :popcorn:

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:51 am
by tuc
Thanks mates! You're always welcome at my place for a dinner! :D I gave some of that food to my flatmates and ate what was left next day. Summa summarum: I ate most of all that what's in the pic in 24 hours...

It has been really busy week, not that much training :( but at least my shoulder got better.

Mon 1st December

2h 15mins bboying

Thu 4th December

1h 45mins bboying. I heard a small snap on my back while doing bridges and my back became a bit sore so I'll take it easy on squats and deadlifts for a few days.

Fri 5th December

Shoulder still a bit sore but almost fine.

I will be trying new way for bench press: 2x6 regular bench, then 2x8 incline bench and more weight for the next session every time I get full 2x6 + 2x8. Today I just guessed where to start at and got it all up so next time more weight!

- Bench press: warm up @ 50kg, then 6 + 6 @ 82kg
- Incline bench press: 8 + 8 @ 60kg
- Bicep curls: 9 + 8 @ 45kg (99,2 lbs)

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:13 am
by xjohanx
haha, long time since i checked your log! that food looks.....hmm.....not very greeny :wink:
how's the almighty powerbelly coming along? i hope all is well with you my friend!

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:54 am
by Zack
Tuc you sure know how to eat.. :)

You have now passed me in bench =(.

Had to take 3 weeks off for a surgery. :(

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:10 pm
by tuc
Haha xjohanx, that's right, not very green... usually I eat loads of greens at lunch but not that much at dinner.

Zack, I'm sure you'll catch me as soon as you'll recover from the surgery. But I'm going to get you in deadlift some day! :twisted: Hope all is well!

Sun 7th December

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 6 + 4 with fail on 5th @ 84kg
- Incline bench press, barbell: 8 + 8 @ 62,5kg
- Bent-over rows, curl bar: 10 + 10 + 9 @ 82kg
- Standing shoulder press, barbell: 8 + 8 + 7@ 43kg

Mon 8th December

5h 15mins bboying. OVER FIVE HOURS FFS!!! :D

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:37 am
by xzebrasx
tuc wrote:- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 6 + 4 with fail on 5th @ 84kg


Ever considered upping the weight a bit more gradually? 50kg straight to 84kg is quite a leap, man. What I do is:

2x5 bar
1x3 40kg
1x2 60kg
1x1 70kg
5x5 75kg - work sets

Just a thought, anyway. If your current approach is working fine - by all means, keep at it.

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:30 pm
by tuc
xzebrasx, yeah I know... it just fits me. I also warm up by jumping and bouncing around, I spin my arms and do some bboy moves so that I'm a bit warm before I even start warming up with weights. I think I should do it more like you do... well, you can see if I manage to do it or not. :roll:

Tue 9th December

- Bench press, barbell: just for warm up: a few reps @ 50kg
- Deep squat, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, 6 + 6 + 6 @ 85kg
- Deadlift, barbell: warm up @ 92kg, then 6 + 6 + 4 @ 130kg
- Bicep curls, curl bar: 6 + 6 + 5 + 5 @ 46,4kg (102.3 lbs)

Pretty good workout with the heaviest routines (deadlift and squat) right after each other, both with quite big weights for me. Feeling strong the first time for a long time!

I also got mail from Robert today! I got a signed letter from Robert, a DVD, Vega samples, Vega bars, flyers and 3 shirts (I ordeder some extra stuff along with the product package which I got for competing in the photo contests... so don't be jealous if you didn't get 3 shirts)! :D

Anyway, THANKS ROBERT!!!! Superb stuff! Already tried vanilla flavor Vega, it's really full of everything you need! I didn't know they're so filled with minerals and vitamins! :shock:

I took a couple of pics of my new garment which can be seen in a few minutes in Before/After section. ;) More action pics (bboying ect.) featuring VBB&F clothing in the future, I promise!

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:31 pm
by tuc
Sun 14th December

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 52kg, then 5 + 5 @ 84kg (failed on 6th on 1st set)
- Incline bench press, barbell: 8 + 7 @ 65kg
- Dips: 7 + 8 @ bw + 10kg (~ 92kg total)
- Standing shoulder press, curl bar: 6 + 6 + 5 @ 46,4kg
- Bent-over rows, barbell: 10 + 10 + 8 @ 90kg
- Lateral raises, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 12kg per arm

A proper upper body work out, I must say. Most of the moves went pretty well I guess.

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:48 pm
by tuc
Tue 16th December

- Deep squat, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 3 x 6 @ 87kg
- Deadlift, barbell: warm up @ 50kg and 92kg, then 6 + 5 @ 136kg -> no more, s**t that's heavy!!! 300 LBS!

- Hammer curls, dumbbells: 13 + 12 + 9 @ 14,5kg per arm
- Bicep curls, curl bar: 5 @ 46,6kg (too heavy, damn ugly reps!), 11 + 10 @ 36kg

Triceps, shoulders and pecs are still very sore from last training. I'm REALLY happy how things are going right now in training!

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:41 pm
by tuc
A few days off, I'm lazy :( Forgive me. :(

Thu 18th December

I held a vegan cooking course for people interested in being veganism. Almost 20 people took part and we ate huge amounts of soy schnitzels, bean tortillas (whole grain), carrot cake, schocolate roll and 6 different vegan cheeses and 4 different vegan "meat products" (by Redwood). Oh boy, people were laying in floor after eating all that. :D

I also kept a presentation about proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and how to replace meat/egg/milk products when you cook something. It went well I guess. And of course, all evening with my VBB&F shirt. :P

Sat 20th December

Dumbbell action!

- Bench press, dumbbells: warm up @ 14,5kg per arm, then 12 + 12 @ 24kg
- Incline bench press, dumbbells: 10 + 10 @ 24kg
- Sitting shoulder press, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 8 @ 20kg
- Bicep curls, dumbbell: Left 7 + 7 + 7, Right 8 + 7 + 7 @ 20kg (isolated, 1 arm at a time)
- Hammer curls, dumbbell: 10 + 10 + 10 both arms @ 14,5kg (left and right in turns)

Tue 23rd December

- Deep squats: warm up @ 42kg, 82kg, then proper sets: 6 + 6 + @ 90kg (198,4 lbs), 5 @ 82kg - Packing up more weight every time! :)
- Deadlifts: warm up @ 50kg, then 1 @ 92kg, 1 @ 110kg, 1 @ 142kg, f @ 178,4kg (was close, got it up like 10 inches! This was stupid to try after those deep squats, I know... :roll:)
- Bench press, dumbbells: warm up @ 21kg, then 11 + 12 + 10 @ 25,7kg (~57lbs)

I'm feeling kinda tired. Must be because I'm a vegan :lol: :lol: :lol: or maybe because sun raises @ 9:38 ja sets @ 15:22. And you can believe how much it sucks since we haven't had snow here in Turku for the WHOLE DECEMBER (if you don't count some flakes which melted as soon as they hit the ground)!

Also, I now have VEGAN EPA/DHA capsules and s**tloads of Veg1 vitamin pills. :P

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:45 pm
by offense74
tuc wrote:Also, I now have VEGAN EPA/DHA capsules and s**tloads of Veg1 vitamin pills. :P

Any spirulina yet? :D

Re: tuc's training and eating topic (now with food pic :D)

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:03 pm
by tuc
offense74 wrote:
tuc wrote:Also, I now have VEGAN EPA/DHA capsules and s**tloads of Veg1 vitamin pills. :P

Any spirulina yet? :D

I think I'll give it a shot and order a 4 lbs bulk barrel sooner or later since it costs like 1/100 price compared to the pill form and 1/10 price compared to small packages. I've heard it tastes like crap though but there's nothing I wouldn't eat as long as it's vegan, healthy, natural, legal and it makes you grow. :mrgreen: