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Re: a new start

#136 Postby John V » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:24 pm

Thanks for reading and for your suggestions.

Swimming would be great, but I can't afford to join any place with a pool soon.

Delivering the 41,000 lbs my small program moved in the past year would have been a challenge on a bike. The other program I work for has received around six tons of food in the last week alone.
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Re: a new start

#137 Postby vivalasvegans » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:14 pm

Your quads and calves would be so gangster though. ;)
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Re: a new start

#138 Postby John V » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:01 pm

flat bench 115x12, 11
incline bench 95x11, 10
flat db flyes 41x10, 11
1 arm dumbbell row 50x12x2
seated curl 31x10x2
false grip reverse curls 55x12x2
standing press 57.5x12x2
lateral raises 11x11x2

Been doing crunches most days.

Yesterday I Ioaded and unloaded then stacked or shelved 5300# of cased foods. That work exercises my grip and back especially.

Right knee is still not well and calf is still strained from favoring it.
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Re: a new start

#139 Postby John V » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:49 pm

flat bench 115x12x2
incline bench 97.5x11, 9
flat db flyes 41x12x2
1 arm bent over db rows 50x12x2
seated alternating curls 31x9, 12
false grip reverse curls 60x12x2
standing press 60x15, 12
lateral raises 11x12x2

Joined Fitness19 today. It doesn't open for 6 weeks, so I was able to lock in my rate at $12 per month. Also the membership fee before they open the location is $12 rather than $199.
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Re: a new start

#140 Postby LocalBrada » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:12 am

John V wrote: Joined Fitness19 today. It doesn't open for 6 weeks, so I was able to lock in my rate at $12 per month. Also the membership fee before they open the location is $12 rather than $199.


Woot, score!!

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Re: a new start

#141 Postby John V » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:16 am

210.3# 61.5bf 29.3%
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Re: a new start

#142 Postby John V » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:33 pm

It's been over a week since I lifted, which is a bit depressing. My trip to the chiropractor last week left me with a sore knee and ELBOW. I'd waited a log time to deal with this stuff and it seems things had to to be put back right so as to heal properly, as they were healing in the wrong way. I return for another chiro session today, and hopefully it will be less dramatic. My knee is sure feeling straightened out in a big way, though it didn't enjoy standing on the cold, moist lawn for so many hours at the Obama rally yesterday. I guess after 12 weeks of weights I needed a little break to rest and heal up thoroughly, though my training had already slowed significantly in the previous couple of weeks. I can't wait for my knee to heal enough to hit the cardio hard when Fitness19 finally opens in a few weeks. While I'm not doing cardio or lifting I should be cutting calories.
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Re: a new start

#143 Postby John V » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:05 am

214 pounds! 63.3 bf 29.6%
Yeouch!

Time for breakfast. Voting made me hungry!
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Re: a new start

#144 Postby Crystal » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:45 am

John V wrote:214 pounds! 63.3 bf 29.6% Yeouch!

No worries man, it all seems like a normal-ish fluctuation, especially with all the injuries and niggles lately! You'll be back at it soon enough :)

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Re: a new start

#145 Postby John V » Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:36 pm

It's over 2 weeks since I lifted. My elbow and knee still hurt, probably due to the warehouse work I've been unable to avoid. Many tons of canned foods that need all to much handling in my 2 highly inefficient warehouse spaces have kept the injuries from healing. I really want to be ready when the gym I joined opens in a few weeks!

Losing muscle: 212.9 lbs (64 bf, 30.1%!)
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Re: a new start

#146 Postby John V » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:55 pm

It's been 3 1/2 weeks since my left elbow allowed me to lift weights, about 9 since my right knee stopped my running. I could be exercising more, but I haven't. I repeatedly re-injure myself while doing heavy warehouse work for the charities I run, which leaves me tired with negative fitness gains. Acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and chiropractic have all been helpful, but ultimately failed due to lack of rest. I'm taking off tomorrow. I desperately want to be well healed in a few weeks when I'll begin a new, recommitted, cardio and weight training program at the gym I joined before it opened. A recommitted hatha yoga practice is what I need most. Food wise I've been back to my bad habits of too little food in the day, too much in the night. I didn't post my weekly numbers yesterday and they follow:
212.8# 63.6 bf 29.9% After this I'll post them monthly.
Thanks for reading and good health to you.

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Re: a new start

#147 Postby LocalBrada » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:47 pm

Rest is just as important as training, especially when it comes to meeting goals. Don't feel bad about taking off ANY amount of time to heal up or tend to injuries. Just think of it as PROGRESS towards meeting your goals. I mean if we stretch to avoid injuries and rest inbetween sets to replenish our energy. Then taking time off from the stress that training places on our body is VERY acceptable.

So again Johnny, you're still on track!
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Re: a new start

#148 Postby John V » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:29 pm

Thanks brah.
Do you listen to www.ktuh.org ? I do. My friends show moved to 3am EST Sat am, but that'd be earlier for you.
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Re: a new start

#149 Postby LocalBrada » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:35 pm

John V wrote:Thanks brah.
Do you listen to http://www.ktuh.org ? I do. My friends show moved to 3am EST Sat am, but that'd be earlier for you.


Nope, but I just tuned in now that you mentioned it. They are playing some Jimmy Hendrix now I think. Definetly gonna stay tuned...what is your friend's name?
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Re: a new start

#150 Postby John V » Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:07 pm

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