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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#136 Postby djshrew » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:56 pm

djshrew wrote:Will be back at it come tomorrow!! after a horrible (food-wise) and lazy weekend. (had a great time with the in-laws though!)

...This time there is nothing to stop me!!! it's gym and diet time for sure!!

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yea...nothing stopping me except getting sick and having a fever over 100 and barely being able to eat a thing...so hopefully I'll feel better by Monday I'm starting to feel soft!!! :evil:
At least I'm feeling better enough to get some homework done, I have a done due next wedneday!! ahhh!

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#137 Postby djshrew » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:30 pm

been going good (now that I feel good). diet is going well and I'm pretty freaking motivated, only slip is the hubby bought be cake from a restaurant we said we'd try together but I couldn't go. other than that, it's been good.

in other news, my physical therapist wants me to try adding arms in my routine. so, i've done some bis/tris but he wants me to add in chest, back and shoulders!! :D only thing is I can't do anything overhead, he told me never to do shoulder presses pretty much ever again. :( oh well, I'd rather never do them again than live with the pain I have been living with. I'll be meeting with the doc @ hopkins in a few weeks for my follow up, hope she says surgery is not in store for me!

today I did legs (i'll be doing chest and back tomorrow)
leg press and calf raises (4 sets working towards as heavy as possible)
walking lunges w/20lbs DBs and hip raises with 20lbs weight resting on hips
standing butt blaster machine (at my 4th set I was at the heaviest I could do, only able to do 5 reps) and adductor machine (heaviest on 4th 150lbs 12 reps)

cardio
10 intervals of intense intervals on elliptical- took about 8 min or so. I wanted to do 20 intervals but I felt physically ill, indigestion. next time though!

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#138 Postby lobsteriffic » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:38 pm

Good news about being able to add in the arms!

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#139 Postby djshrew » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:17 pm

I know I know, I haven't been on in a while. Schools been a bit crazy and I've been busy applying for an internship with Veg. resource group.
anyhow, I have been working out and am still in Physical therapy (down from 3day per week to 1 day)
This week is heavy, did legs, abs and interval cardio mon. off tuesday and today I did bi's and back plus interval cardio

todays workout:
seated pulley row
assisted pull up- I will have to talk to my therapist about these. He said I could try them, but I had some pain with them, and not the good kind
ez bar curls
t-bar row
incline DB hammer curl
lat pulldown

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#140 Postby djshrew » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:08 pm

Chest, shoulder and Tris today- did interval cardio as well. For this I've been using the stationary bike and sprinting every 15 secs for about 10 intervals.

todays workout included:
tricep pushdown
cable crossover lat raises- lat raises aren't so heavy since I'm still working on that shoulder
front lat raises
seated chest press
incline chest press- palms facing in
tricep kickbacks

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#141 Postby vivalasvegans » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:06 pm

congratz on being able to get back to training upper body! hope those pull ups work out for you
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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#142 Postby lobsteriffic » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:07 pm

When is your show? Good luck with everything!

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#143 Postby djshrew » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:53 pm

Thanks guys!!
Lobsteriffic- I may compete this year, I was shooting for April, but...with the therapy and all I think that getting myself back to my best should really be my focus for now. I really don't want to jeopardize my health. If I do compete there are a few at the end of the year in the area, which would give me some time to save up some money for everything I'll need.

vivalasvegans- Thanks, unfortunately I met with my therapist today and discovered that the pain with the pull ups is being caused by the ball and socket in my shoulder being out of whack. The therapist told me I'm at a super high risk for dislocating my shoulder (which he said wouldn't be that bad- that way we could just pop it back into place, doesn't sound all that fun to me!! lol!) so... doesn't look like I'll be adding pull ups back into my routine anytime soon. no more wide grip lat pull downs either =(

any suggestions on alternatives to shoulder presses? I'm not supposed to push any weight above my head

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#144 Postby djshrew » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:13 pm

met with my doctor at Hopkins today, Things went well and she suggested more physical therapy still...great..better than my other option (surgery). I am eligible for surgery, however,because I have an extra rib (which can sometimes be the cause of TOS) and it might be something to keep in mind in the future. I'd like to use that as a last resource type of thing.

light(ish)/high rep (5 sets) last week (I'll try to post what I did if I can remember or find my little paper)
this week- heavy
today I did 100 crunches
legs tomorrow.

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#145 Postby djshrew » Tue May 04, 2010 8:57 pm

I know it seems like I haven't posted in for-freaking-ever. Schools been busy. If I'm not at school or doing homework I'm eating or at the gym.
Seriously though I've been kicking freaking butt!!! new diet (soy and gluten free) and new routine. I'm working with Chrissy Zmijewski
Check her out if you don't know who she is:

http://www.goddessathlete.com/


once classes are over I will post more. as for competing this year, it is freaking on!!! there is one in august here, but I'm leaning to the one in October- OCB Charm city classis

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#146 Postby vivalasvegans » Wed May 05, 2010 4:23 pm

awesome! you're going to kick ass!

your trainer looks fabulous. When i get some spare change i wanna buy one of her shirts too...
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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#147 Postby djshrew » Wed May 12, 2010 3:24 pm

Viva, I sure hope so =)

these are some recent photos:

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I wish my biceps would develop better, but It has only been 3 weeks of seriously working my upper body- so in due time I guess.
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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#148 Postby lobsteriffic » Fri May 14, 2010 10:54 am

You're looking great!

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#149 Postby vegimator » Fri May 14, 2010 11:17 am

Yeah, very impressive! Can I ask why you cut out soy and gluten? Whatever the reason, it seems to agree with you!

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Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!

#150 Postby Octopussoir » Fri May 14, 2010 8:23 pm

hey kid lookin good. Does myke know you wear granny pan'ies?
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