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#31 Postby DV » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:40 am

Two days ago........

Nutrition: Calories 2800, Protein 180

Legs (new routine with trainer, some exercises would be difficult to describe)

One Legged Stationary Lunge with DBs
BW x 10
10 x 10
15 x 10
15 x 10

Incline Walking Lunges with Plate held behind head
BW x 12 then down x 12
10 x 12 then down x 12
10 x 12 then down x 12
At the top of the incline, lean against wall with knees at 90 degrees and hold for 20 seconds.

Leg Extension I
90 x 12
105 x 10
120 x 8

Leg Extension II
90 x 12
105 x 10
120 x 7

Stiff-Legged Dead Lifts with angled DBs (concentrates more on the later aspect of the hamstring)
30 x 15
40 x 12
50 x 10

Leg Raises
20 reps x 3 sets

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#32 Postby DV » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:42 am

Yesterday......

Rest Day

Nutrition: Calories 1800, Protein 180

My glutes and hamstrings are very sore!

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#33 Postby robert » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:48 am

Wow, high protein for that amount of calories! What are you eating in a day like that? I need to get on your program! :)

I'm off to Canada in an hour or so, but we should train again sometime. I look forward to it.

I'll come downtown one of these days.

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#34 Postby DV » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:57 am

This was not the healthiest of days as far as variety of veggies. I only ate about 5 servings of fruits/veggies yesterday. And no grains. My morning smoothie is 400 calories and has about 56 grams of protein. I can easily eat a pound or more of high protein tofu in a day. Other protein powders also add up. To do this on a whole foods diet would not be possible at that low amount of calories. I'm not sure it's necessary but I'm experimenting with high protein right now.

I can always come to your gym - just not early evening when that place is too packed!

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#35 Postby DV » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:08 am

Yesterday........ (I'm having internet connection problems this week)

Nutrition: Calories ~ 3000, Protein 160 gms

Chest

Flat Bench Press with DBs
20 x 15
30 x 12
32 x 11
35 x 9
37 x 6

Flat Bench Flys
15 x 15
17 x 14
20 x 12
25 x 8

Incline Press (Paramount Machine)
20 x 12
25 x 10
25 x 11
25 x 11

Decline Cable Flys and Incline Cable Flys - the weights are always different depending on which set of cables are open.
3 sets of each

Pec Stretch with DBs
5 lbs - hold for 30 seconds

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#36 Postby DV » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:17 pm

Nutrition: Calories 2200, Protein 120 gms

Triceps

Dips
5 sets - some assisted, BW x 7 for 2 sets

Kickbacks
17 x 15
20 x 12 (felt like I was using too much deltoid)
17 x 15
17 x 12

One-Arm Reverse Pushdown
12 x 12
12 x 12
15 x 10
15 x 9

Biceps

Close-Grip Chin-Ups
4 sets - all assisted but close to body weight

Z-Bar Curls
55 x 10
55 x 8
55 x 8

Incline Bench Curls
20 x 12
25 x 8
25 x 8

My arms were TIGHT after this. I should have taken my avatar picture after this work out, LOL.

I'm traveling a bit for the next 10 days. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to post. I certainly won't have as much control over my nutrition.

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#37 Postby Zack » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:46 pm

BW dips, very nice! Don't see many women who can do those.

I have to say though, SOD pretty much sucks. :P
Lifts:
250 Bench
445 Deadlift
335 Squat

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#38 Postby DV » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:58 am

It's taken a while to get there. Definitely a PB - and there was no one to high five.

SOD rocks. They're even good live. Maybe not all of their stuff.

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#39 Postby DV » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:24 am

I'm in New Jersey for 3 days - two of them will be rest days. I trained shoulders yesterday. I am missing my gym and Portland a LOT.

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#40 Postby xjohanx » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:58 am

i really like your training log! it's awesome.
i'm also very impressed by the bw dips. i don't think i've ever seen a girl do them, which is a shame. keep it up!
cubby2112 wrote:When someone says you don't train "functionally," you should just punch them in the face. Ask them how "functional" of a movement that was.

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#41 Postby DV » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:16 am

Thanks XJohanX!

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#42 Postby DV » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:50 am

I won't be updating until next week. My whole schedule has been completely upset with family and legal obligations. If I don't see another airplane, hotel room or rental car again I will be a happy woman. There's no place like home...............

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#43 Postby beforewisdom » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:41 am

DV wrote:I won't be updating until next week. My whole schedule has been completely upset with family and legal obligations. If I don't see another airplane, hotel room or rental car again I will be a happy woman. There's no place like home...............


<Bill>
I feel your pain
</Bill>

Seriously, hotels, planes, rental cars become something stale when not used on a vacation. I've had family emergencies in NJ too. Top it off with legal issues I can see where you are coming from.

"The plural of anecdote is not data." (Roger Brinner)

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#44 Postby DV » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:21 am

I got lucky and found a decent gym down the street from our hotel. It's not the best but it will do in a pinch. I now realize that my current gym is the most well maintained and supplied gym I've ever joined.

Nutrition: Not sure. I've definitely had some high calorie days and some lower ones. Worst of all, I haven't been able to spread my calories out over 6 meals. For this trip (5 days), I at least have my glutamine, Xtend, Clif Builder bars and gemma powder.

Chest

Flat Bench Press with DB
20 x 15
25 x 12
35 x 10
40 x 6
40 x 5
40 x 5

Flat Bench Flys with DB
20 x 14
25 x 9
25 x 9
25 x 9

Decline and Incline Cable Flys

Push-ups
BW x 12
BW x 11
BW x 9
BW x 10

Pec Stretch

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#45 Postby Marcina » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:33 am

You rock DV!
I wish I was as strong as you! In time, hopefully soon. :)
Usually I'm the only woman I see at the gym lifting weights.


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