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Re: a new start

#166 Postby John V » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:05 pm

My daughter has always been a pleasure. She's has great potential in athletics as she does in art and academics. She's funny and kind hearted too!
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Re: a new start

#167 Postby John V » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:16 pm

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bench55/55x10
incline 60/60x9
decline 50/50x8
front pulldown 70/70x12
shoulder press 55/55x9
low row 60/60x12
high row 70/70x8
db hammercurls 25x12 (elbow hurts less today, but is generally stiff)
Hs crunch 45x18
eliptical 50 min

Doing only one set of these Hammer Strength machines I'm adding reps or weight each time. (progress)
My little circuit doesn't take long.

Cardio/eliptical wise, today I had to put a little effort to keep my hr up to target, rather than the usual effort to slow down to keep it there. It takes a moment to get my land legs after 50 minutes. The stretching feels better each time. (will I ever do my yoga again?)

My limp is different, but not better. I need a physical therapist.

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Re: a new start

#168 Postby LocalBrada » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:56 am

Keep at it Johnny! :boxer:
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Re: a new start

#169 Postby John V » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:52 pm

Happy New Year!

My "rest" day yesterday was not as it included muscling around 2300# of food, in cases from 24# to 45#, that needed unloaded, stacked, moved and shelved.

Hammer Strength machines today:
bench55/55x10
incline 60/60x9
decline 50/50x9
front pulldown 75/75x8
shoulder press 55/55x9
low row 65/65x8
high row 70/70x9
alt dumbbell hammer curls 25x13.5 (elbow hurts less the harder I grip, but is stiff throughout the day. I won't even look at the HS preacher stand (ouch))
Hs crunch 45x20

eliptical 50 mins. I had to exert still more effort to keep my HR up near 137. I was still sore from 2 days ago, so tomorrow is going to be a real rest day.
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Re: a new start

#170 Postby John V » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:36 pm

Hammer Strength machines today:
bench55/55x10
incline 60/60x11
decline 50/50x9
front pulldown 70/70x12 (turned my hands the correct way :oops: )
shoulder press 55/55x10
low row 65/65x10
high row 70/70x11
alt dumbbell hammer curls 30x8.5 (an extra left)
HS crunch 50x15

eliptical 50 mins.
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Re: a new start

#171 Postby John V » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:35 pm

Hammer Strength today:
bench55/55x12
incline 60/60x10
decline 50/50x10
front pulldown 80/80x10
shoulder press 55/55x12
low row 65/65x12
high row 75/75x12
alt dumbbell hammer curls 30x8.5 (an extra left)
HS crunch 50x16

eliptical 25 mins.
My daughter did the HS circuit, then cardio, also.
The gym was packed with New Years resolutions.
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Re: a new start

#172 Postby John V » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:36 pm

Hammer Strength today:
bench 60/60x8
incline bench 60/60x8 (on a HS machine I hadn't used before, which was more difficult)
incline bench 60/60x8 (tired from the new machine)
decline bench 50/50x8
front pulldown 80/80x11
shoulder press 60/60x8
low row 70/70x9
high row 80/80x8
alt dumbbell hammer curls 35x8
HS crunch 50x17

Lifecycle eliptical 25 mins.
Lifecycle recumbent bike 18mins

stretching
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Re: a new start

#173 Postby John V » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:48 pm

Hammer Strength today:
bench 60/60x9
incline bench 60/60x9 (machine w/belts)
incline bench 60/60x9 (plate loaded)
decline bench 50/50x9
front pulldown 80/80x12
shoulder press 80/80x8 (mistakenly added 20 extra lbs to each side, yet did it)
low row 70/70x10
high row 80/80x7
alt dumbbell hammer curls 35x8
HS crunch 50x17

Lifecycle eliptical 30 mins.
Lifecycle recumbent bike 30 mins

stretching
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Re: a new start

#174 Postby vivalasvegans » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:52 pm

Wow, you're killing it! Way to go, John!

How's it making you feel?
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Re: a new start

#175 Postby John V » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:49 pm

Thanks Viva, a little encouragement works wonders for me. Following your thread, I've been impressed by your tenacity, too. I'm feeling strong, having just past 4 weeks at the new gym. The new lifting routine seems to be shaping me differently from my last one. The ample cardio has got to be doing something, at least my face is changing shape. The downside is my knee and elbow are still stiff and my calf is still sore from sympathetic assistance of the knee (read limp). Mostly I drag my butt after a work out, and one day seems like a short rest, but I go every other day. I'd been eating a bit of pea protein and now switched to hemp, which I love, and I got back on multi-vitamins and probiotics. I like feeding my sore muscles, and don't miss an opportunity! In 9 months of on again, injured again training, I've lost less than 10 pounds. Nightime grazing is the reason why. :oops: I need to lose at least 25# of mostly visceral fat. (gut)
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Re: a new start

#176 Postby John V » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:56 pm

It's the largest full moon of 09 tonight! Act like a lunatic! :zwangsjacke:
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Re: a new start

#177 Postby vivalasvegans » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:50 pm

Tenacity might be the right word, but more likely it's obsessive, or else highly addicted to endorphins. :wav:

I love the way you phrased "feeding my sore muscles" that stuck with me all day yesterday.

Coming back from an injury can be quite an odyssey huh? I like the journey though. Seems like you do too!

Do you ever get sports massages for those sore muscles?
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Re: a new start

#178 Postby John V » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:21 pm

Massage hasn't been in the budget, especially since I spent some $ on chiropractic in 08. But, I promised my self I'd get one in the coming week. I'd enjoy having my new muscles kneaded, and I also still hope for some help with my current orthopedic situation. At least, I'd like to sit cross legged comfortably, and the limp is getting real old.
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Re: a new start

#179 Postby John V » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:20 pm

HS
bench 60/60x9
incline bench 60/60x10 (machine w/belts)
incline bench 60/60x10 (plate loaded)
decline bench 50/50x10
front pulldown 90/90x8
shoulder press 80/80x2, 70/70x6 (hard to believe I really did 8x80 last time, might have been a notation error)
high row 80/80x7
low row 70x10 (switched order of h/l rows)
alt dumbbell hammer curls 35x9
HS crunch 50x15 (w/good form)

Lifecycle eliptical 25 mins.
Lifecycle recumbent bike 10 mins

stretching

My daughter did all the same HS (usually with 5-20 lbs of plates) plus she likes to do some Lifecycle machine pull downs, then eliptical, treadmill and stretching.
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Re: a new start

#180 Postby LocalBrada » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:57 am

Keep up the good work, Johnny! Also it's great to see the young one stretching, so many that are new to this don't make it a point to stretch regularly. We want her to avoid injury as much as possible so she can continue to workout with daddy.
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