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#16 Postby _raVen_ » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:38 pm

Oh, my, that is terrible! I hope your pain alleviates soon.

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#17 Postby Richard » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:48 am

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#18 Postby buzz » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:55 am

Richard wrote:gymed it up on friday, was pretty happy with what I did, but now my right arm is injured in some way. Feels like the tendon(s) of the tricep on my right arm, which meet the elbow. On saturday I could barely move my arm at all without considerable pain (but not agony), and today I can only get my arm to about 90 degrees, I can't bend it all the way. There was some swelling underneath the arm. Hopefully I just pulled the tendon(s) and they are recovering :s anyway, the log is updated...


And in addition to this you have turned into a guitar playing snake-man :shock:

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#19 Postby Richard » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:13 am

buzz wrote:And in addition to this you have turned into a guitar playing snake-man :shock:


What do you mean 'turned into'? :( That is my face, that's how I look without the ninja mask
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#20 Postby Richard » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:12 am

Worked the triceps a little bit today, very small amount of weight, high reps. Hopefully I won't get pain tomorrow because of it, but I feel fine right now, no restriction of movement or anything.
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#21 Postby Richard » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:45 pm

I have gone to the gym every day this week (kept updating the training log), and feeling no pain. So tomorrow I am going to work the triceps a little harder, still not 100% though, just to make sure I don't screw it up again.
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#22 Postby robert » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:42 pm

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Richard!

I love the photos man! Keep em coming. I'll make sure I keep enough webspace to sustain them all.

I think we should work on a book project together....other than the one we've talked about. We should work on some sort of vegan ninja training or something like that with photos. Photos will be key to the success and the lovability of the book.

I hope you're back in action without pain in your triceps.

Keep on pushin!

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

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#23 Postby Richard » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:37 am

Training has continued, I went mon,tue,wed,thur,fri last week for an hour each day, and I have done mon,tue,wed this week so far. I fully intend to keep it up. I don't know if the log is valuable to me though. I think personal bests will be good to take note of though and update.

At the moment I am doing:

Day 1
Rowing machine warm up 5 minutes
Resistance Row Machine
Lat Pull down machine
Bicep curls
Hammer curls
Leg raises (quads)
Bike 20 minutes or so (moderate for 10 minutes, then 10 minutes cool down)

Day 2
Rowing machine warm up 5 minutes
Smith Press (flat)
Smith Press (incline)
Smith Press (close grip) - Although not doing that yet for fear of injury
Lateral Shoulder raises
Shrugs
Abductor and the other one... for thighs and buttcheeks
Bike 20 minutes or so

Day 3
Cardio: mix up between rowing, bike and treadmill

So really I am doing back + bis twice a week, and doing chest, tris and shoulders twice a week, and doing cardio another day. But sometimes I mix it up a bit, to do what feels natural on a given day, and avoid doing stuff if I am stiff.

Also, on days that I feel like it I am also doing martial arts for 15 - 30 minutes at the gym in the aerobics room. My kicks are getting better each day. I managed to do 13 kicks on one leg without putting the foot down. I am also training my left leg a lot more. My right leg is my superior leg at the moment, I can do way more stuff with it confidently. So I am training left leg for side kicks, front kicks, round kicks, turn crescent kicks, inverted round kicks, jumping knee, jump kick, jump turn crescent kick and jump turn round kick. Those kicks are pretty 2nd nature to me on my right leg, but still clumsy on left leg. Working on hook kicks for my right leg.
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#24 Postby _raVen_ » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:49 pm

Richard wrote: ...I managed to do 13 kicks on one leg without putting the foot down.


That's kickass ;) I know how hard that is to do. However, I'm sure I could take you...your only advantage being height. :P

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#25 Postby Richard » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:54 pm

Had a proper sort out at the gym, a trainer took me round to make sure my form and understanding of the machines is good, and he gave me advice on a routine. I was already doing correct form for about 95% of all exercises which is good, but he gave me some new ones. Now my week looks like this:

Monday: Chest and shoulders (side and top)
Warm up on the Rowing machine
Smith Press (flat)
Seated Press Machine
Incline Dumbell Flies
Lateral Shoulder Raises
Front Shoulder Raises
I am also adding the Seated Fly Machine thing sometimes, and will sometimes do Dumbell Press (Flat)
Some cardio - bike or martial arts

Tuesday: Back and Traps and rear shoulders
Warm up on the rowing machine
Lat Pulldown Machine
Resistance Row Machine
Shrugs
Seated Reverse Fly Machine
Inverted Sit-up thing
Possibly do single-arm Dumbell Rows, but I don't like them
some cardio - bike/row/martial arts

Wednesday: Abs and mid-section
Warm up on row machine
Crunches
Side Bends (with weights)
Kneeling Cable Crunch things
Roman Chair (I think that's what it's called, ab resistance machine)
some cardio - bike most likely

Thursday: Triceps and Biceps
Warm up on row machine
Seated Preacher curls with EZ bar
Cable Bicep Curls
Cable Tricep Pull-downs
Overhead Tricep... thingie
some cardio - row / bike / martial arts

Friday: LEGZ (i had previously not been doing much for legs)
Warm up on bike
Leg Extensions
Leg... Reverse... uhhh the opposite of leg extensions
Seated Squat-like Machine
Cardio - bike

Weekends: Do whatever the fuck I want, probably focus on chest and back and martial arts and abs
Calf Raise Machine
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#26 Postby Richard » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:27 pm

I been keeping it up bidges, been going to the gym mon-fri and sometimes at weekends. My diet is changing a bit too, now with all the vegetables, but also more protein drinks, I try to have a protein drink with every meal.
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#27 Postby lelle » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:01 pm

so, what does a ninja eat to improve his awesomness? or do some ninjas eat nothing at all?

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#28 Postby Richard » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:56 pm

lelle wrote:so, what does a ninja eat to improve his awesomness? or do some ninjas eat nothing at all?


I eat the souls of my enemies, and rice
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#29 Postby Richard » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:41 am

Been keeping up with the gym, i missed a few days last week because I was busy travelling a few places, although i could have gone if I really pushed myself. But I am still on the case. I played drums for the first time in months yesterday, and now my fingers, hands, wrists and forearms are really feeling it, it is a very specific work-out, playing drums... I also pumped myself yesterday at the gym with a big back work out, it was good. Today theoretically it is cardio and abs, but my hands feel pretty bad from drumming so hard... but hopefully I will go.
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#30 Postby VeganDude » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:52 am

Hey ninja dude, if your hands are hurting from playing drums you should have a look at how you hold the sticks and the amount of tension. Normally one should be able to play long with no pain, even when hitting hard.
Be carefull, if you play with to much tension you can really hurt yourself.


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