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Re: a new start

#121 Postby John V » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:26 pm

flat bench press 110x12, 11
incline bench press 97.5x10, 9
flat db flyes 38.5x10, 12
1 arm db rows 45x12x2
seated alt curls 31x10x2
false grip reverse curl 50x12x2
kick back 15x8x2
standing press 50x15x2

Almost everything is going up in reps or weight each session. We switched from barbell curls to alternating sitting dumbbell curls and lightened up the standing press a lot to do more reps, and so I don't dread them, especially the tight shoulders afterwards.(no massages! :( ) Both changes lessen back strain. :D

Now I'm off to a vegan pot luck, a rarity here.
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Re: a new start

#122 Postby John V » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:06 am

209.2 lbs, 60.6 lbs fat (29%)
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Re: a new start

#123 Postby SeaSiren » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:15 am

Great training :) How was the pot luck? I'm so jealous! lol

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Re: a new start

#124 Postby John V » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:41 am

Thank you Sea Siren.
The potluck was delicious and nutritious! I'm always glad to eat other than my own cooking. Vegan friends is what I really am most hungry for however.
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Re: a new start

#125 Postby LocalBrada » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:24 pm

Darn SeaSiren beat me to the punch. Was gonna ask how the pot luck went. Glad to hear it went well though. I need to find some folks in town that eat green. I was gonna toss something on the vegan craigslist forum, but the local one doesn't seem to be active at all.

Anyway, keep at the lifting bra. Gonna hit the weights myself here in 30mins or so.

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Re: a new start

#126 Postby John V » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:01 pm

flat bench press 111#x12x2
incline bench press 100#x9, 8
flat db flyes 38.5#x12x2
1 arm db rows 45#x12x2
seated alternating curls 31#x11, 8
false grip reverse curls 50#x12x2
donkey kickback 15#x8x2
standing press 52.5#x15x2

I also unloaded, hand trucked and shelved a van full of food today, as I often do.
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Re: a new start

#127 Postby John V » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:22 pm

Tried the mini-trampoline. Not good. My right knee is still easily pained and the calf is strained from favoring the knee. It's been a long time since I ran. The problem has been working on it, including a lot of lifting and carrying cases of food, most of which are 25 to 45 pounds. I wish I could take the time off to let it heal properly.:(
Trying to start an abs campaign, something I need most and conveniently forget. My nephew showed me crunches with feet up on a chair, which I'm trying to make a habit. 8)
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Re: a new start

#128 Postby LocalBrada » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:35 pm

What a coincidence, I too just started making a daily habit of hitting the abs. nothing insane just a giant set of leg pull ins (think they might even be called laying knee bends), leg raises and crunches with legs elevated. Let me tell you, I feel it...so it's gotta be working =). The main reason I started it was to stretch and strengthen my lower back. Which is always a good idea.

Good luck with the ongoing knee issues.

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Re: a new start

#129 Postby John V » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:50 am

209# 60.5# bf (29%)
Still limping. Doing some crunches.
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Re: a new start

#130 Postby John V » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:22 pm

My dear friend is Director of Emergency Medicine at the worst ghetto ER in Cleveland. Today he told me he thought I had cartilage damage and need to not run or do ANY load bearing exercise on that knee for a good while. He recommended bicycling.
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Re: a new start

#131 Postby LocalBrada » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:17 am

Sounds like cycling time. I'll be sending positive vibes to your knee.

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Re: a new start

#132 Postby John V » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:42 pm

Finally lifted again. My nephew gave me two 50 lb hex dumbbells as motivation. Skipped the kickbacks as my elbow doesn't seem to like them.

flat bench 115x11, 9
incline bench 95x10, 8
flat db flyes 41x9, 11
1 arm db rows 45x12x2
seated curls 31x8x2
false grip reverse curl 52.5x12x2
press 57.5x15, 11
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Re: a new start

#133 Postby John V » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:12 am

The late night gorge was still in my gut when I weighed in this morning. The infrequency of my lifting and lack of aerobics have left me prey to my old nemesis: evening munchies.

213.5# 63.4 bf 29.7%
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Re: a new start

#134 Postby John V » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:13 am

:popcorn:
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Re: a new start

#135 Postby vivalasvegans » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:42 am

Mmm popcorn.

What do you think about switching to swimming? That was some advice I got, but I'm not gonna take it. It's so much trouble to lug all that gear around and wash all those towels.

I think bicycling is fun though! What if you hooked up a bike trailer and made deliveries by pedal power?
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