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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#106 Postby sosso » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:18 pm

Clif bars are amazing! I'll probably stock up and bring some home with me.

I made some pumpkin cookies from the fat free vegan blog, although these were the not-so-fat-free version..They are very nice. Here is the recipe - http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/10/pu ... okies.html

I've been working out but have been using machines in the basement here. Hopefully I can get out to a gym and get back to free weights soon.

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#107 Postby sosso » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:29 pm

I might do legs and shoulders tonight. I always have fun with those workouts.

I bought 10 clif bars, 5 builder bars and 7 larabars tonight.. should keep me going for a little while. Trader Joes is great! The clif bars were 99c each.

I haven't been keeping a food log but tonight I had a couple of big burritos with baked veggies, brown rice, black beans and salsa. They were fantastic. :)

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#108 Postby sosso » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:01 am

I'm in Athens, OH right now. I love this town! I arrived to find a package from Robert, which was the vegan fitness DVD, some flyers and some sample vega products. They are so good! I've finished them already and watched the dvd last night. I enjoyed the section on shopping for food and other products and the vegan potluck the most. Thanks again Robert! :) I would like to take some vega home with me or order some when I'm home, but I'm not sure what the rules are with hemp in food in Australia.

There is a great selection of vegan food in cafes and restaurants and there is a great natural food store right around the corner from where I'm staying. http://farmacynaturalfoods.com/ - I'm about to go and buy a few things and I'll head over to the university gym later today. :) Happy times.

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#109 Postby sosso » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:04 pm

While I am enjoying my time over here so much, I am also excited to go home to see family and get started on some projects I've been planning for a while. I want to build and buy some weight lifting equipment for my garage. What I'd like is a simple set-up with a home made lifting platform, olympic barbell, plates and maybe a bench. I'd also like to start growing some herbs and veggies in my yard. I'll have quite a lot of free time during February, so hopefully I can get started.

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#110 Postby sydneyvegan » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:04 pm

sosso wrote:I would like to take some vega home with me or order some when I'm home, but I'm not sure what the rules are with hemp in food in Australia.


I've had Robert send me some Vega stuff through the post and I didn't have any dramas.
Still, it would be best to put a stack in your suit case (Along with Clif Bars of course) as postage gets a little
excessive at $20 per pound.
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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#111 Postby sosso » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:52 am

I worked out at the Ohio University Ping Centre gym today. It's a pretty amazing facility.

Front Squat
1 x 10 x 45
2 x 5 x 115
3 x 5 x 135

I hadn't done these for about 5 weeks, so I'm easing back into it.

Barbell Bench Press
1 x 10 x 45
2 x 5 x 115
3 x 5 x 135

Feeling stronger and 135 seemed easy. Maybe the break helped. Well.. it wasn't really a break since I was using machines for bench press and pressing 80 - 90 kg. That felt like cheating :lol:

Dumbbell Row
3 x 5 x 100

Dips
1 x 12
1 x 10
1 x 10

Pushups - for the 1,000,000 challenge! :)
5 x 20

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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#112 Postby sosso » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:50 pm

I've had lots of nice food today and did a few push ups here and there.. about 112.. couldn't help myself. I told myself that today was going to be a rest day.

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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#113 Postby sosso » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:45 am

Here's what I ate yesterday.. I hope I can remember it all.

Breakfast
2 oranges
2 bananas
1 cup oats & soy milk

Mid-morning
Shake:
- Soy milk
- 1 banana
- big handful of kale
- 1 scoop brown rice protein
- Flax oil

Lunch
Huge burrito with rice, guac, lettuce, black beans, salsa
1 apple

Afternoon snack
Wrap with falafel, baby spinach, veganaise, salsa, black beans and 1/2 an avocado
1 PB Builder's Bar
2 oranges

Dinner
1 cup of 7 whole grain pilaf
1 block baked BBQ tofu
Handful of baby spinach

I ate more oranges, bananas and apples throughout the day but I can't remember when. Also had over 4 litres of water. Oh yeah I just remembered I ate two cherry pie larabars and one pecan pie larabar.

Here's the wrap -

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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#114 Postby sosso » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:06 pm

I'm flying home tomorrow. Mixed feelings :? Sad about leaving my love but happy to see family and go back to summer. It won't be too long until we're back together. I've stocked up on clif bars and builder bars and might even go and buy some more tonight to take in my carry on luggage.

Here's the pizza I ate tonight -

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#115 Postby sosso » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:33 am

I'm back home in the land down under. It is so HOT! Wow.. Just yesterday I was playing around in the snow in cold Ohio. I do love summer and can't wait to get into the surf.

I'm doing my best to stay awake until about 9 or 10 tonight and then I'll just crash and hopefully wake up at a normal time, around 6 - 7 am and I won't be too jet lagged.

I just weighed myself.. 83.5 kg / 184 lb ! How did that happen? :)

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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#116 Postby sosso » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:39 pm

I'm going to try creatine. We'll see how that goes. Just have to remember to drink a lot of water. It will be interesting to see how it affects my strength and endurance.

I'm aiming to weigh 200 lb / 90.7 kg and stay lean this year. I think it's definitely doable. Only about 15.4 lb / 7 kg to go. :D

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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#117 Postby sydneyvegan » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:48 pm

sosso wrote:I'm going to try creatine. We'll see how that goes. Just have to remember to drink a lot of water. It will be interesting to see how it affects my strength and endurance.

I'm aiming to weigh 200 lb / 90.7 kg and stay lean this year. I think it's definitely doable. Only about 15.4 lb / 7 kg to go. :D


I've got some creatine you can have, if you want it?
It's open, but it doesn't go off or anything.
I'm not going to use it.
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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#118 Postby sosso » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:21 pm

Morning weight is now around 82 kg / 180 lb and evening weight around 83.5 kg - 84 kg / 184 lb - 185 lb
I think I got a cold on the flight home, so I guess I'll take it easy for a while. It's just in the head, runny nose etc and not in the chest, so maybe I'll be okay to train.

Today 23/01

Breakfast
1 blueberry soy yoghurt
1 banana
1 orange
1 cup oats & soy milk
Water & vitamins - flax, iron, zinc, B12

10:30 am
Smoothie:
- Soy milk
- 1/2 scoop rice protein
- 2 tsp spirulina
- 1 banana

Workout

Bench Press
1 x 10 x 20 kg
2 x 5 x 40 kg
3 x 5 x 65 kg PB

I haven't tried a 1 rep max yet. I'll do that soon. I guess it would be around 80 kg.

DB Rows
3 x 5 x 44 kg

Dips
1 x 15
1 x 12
1 x 15

Lat Pull-down
3 x 5 x 68 kg

Post-workout
Shake:
- Rice milk
- 1 scoop rice protein
- 1 banana
- 5 g creatine
- Water

Meal 4
Builder's bar
Water

Meal 5
1 can chickpeas
Baby spinach
1/2 an avocado
Vegan mayo
Water

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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#119 Postby sosso » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:09 am

25 January - Legs & Shoulders.

Squat
1 x 10 x 20 kg
2 x 5 x 50 kg
3 x 5 x 80 kg

One arm DB Clean & Press
3 x 5 x 24 kg

Seated Military Press
1 x 10 x 20 kg
2 x 5 x 40 kg
3 x 5 x 65 kg

I was going to finish up here, but decided to do some power cleans because I hadn't done them for a long time.

Power Clean
2 x 3 x 50 kg
3 x 1 x 50 kg + 5 reps front squat (very deep)

I was doing some deadlifts and shrugs to warm up for the power cleans and one of the trainers commented on how good my deadlift form is. I'm proud. haha..

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Re: Sam's Food & Training

#120 Postby sosso » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:07 am

Wed 28/01: Lower back, traps & grip work

I'm visiting my family right now, so I trained at a gym I've been to a couple of times. It's my favourite gym. The knurling on their barbells is pretty harsh and I have some nice calluses on my hands now!

Deadlift
2 x 8 x 135 lb / 61 kg
1 x 5 x 225 lb / 102 kg PB
1 x 6 x 135 lb / 61 kg

Barbell Shrugs
1 x 5 x 135 lb / 61 kg
3 x 5 x 225 lb / 102 kg

Dumbbell Shrugs
1 x 10 x 70 lb

Pinch Gripping
2 x 22 lb plates - 4 fingers & thumb, passed around body 20 times
2 x 10 lb plates - index finger & thumb, held 30 seconds - twice each hand
2 x 10 lb plates - 2 fingers & thumb, held 30 seconds - twice each hand
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