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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#31 Postby mikkei » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:41 am

Early gym session today (the best kind). It was the first after three days off, though I did get in some pushups and pull ups at work. Pull ups using the bathroom stall = gross? Maybe.

At the gym, I did:
Bench Press: 80lbs for 5 sets and a 1RM max of 105lbs (new Personal Best)
Dips: 4 sets, some full reps, but mostly negatives (concentrating on full range of motion and form here)
Incline Bench with DBs: 20lbs for 4 sets
Skull crushers: 30lbs DB for 3 sets
Decline Crunches with 10lbs plate
Leg raises
Bench Dips for 3 sets
BD Pullover with 35lbs DB for 3 sets
Floor wipers holding a 30lbs BB for 3 sets

Oh, and I warmed up with 10 minutes of rowing on a Concept 2; burned 115 calories.

Can definitely feel it. Very stoked. Filmed a video blog, but might be too embarrassed to post it online. Perhaps it'll surface sometime soon.

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#32 Postby chewybaws » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:21 am

mikkei wrote:Pull ups using the bathroom stall = gross? Maybe.

Pretty funny haha

mikkei wrote:Filmed a video blog, but might be too embarrassed to post it online. Perhaps it'll surface sometime soon.

Get it up! I was thinking about doing one, but I don't have a camera. Might have to nick my girlfriend's!

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#33 Postby MaryStella » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:08 pm

vivalasvegans wrote:
mikkei wrote:Turkish Get Ups for warm up: 20lbs, then 25lbs, then 30lbs
wow, nice.
MaryStella wrote:also thought about handstand pushups (against a wall if you've never done them before) as an excellent shoulder exercise.
i was planning on starting these soon, how much do you think they hit the traps?



If this was directed to me, They are more of shoulder strengthener and because of the balance component core, little traps especially if your shrugging doing them.

@mikkei - post the video i'm sure we will all love it!

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#34 Postby mikkei » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:45 am

Alight, I'm going to start posting video blogs on YouTube. I think I might be getting in over my head here, but we'll see what happens. The good side is that it'll put a lot of accountability on me to stick with it.

Here's the introduction. Don't have time to post the daily update right now.


I'll have to put up my gym session later. Gotta get to work!

Thanks for the comments guys!

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#35 Postby chewybaws » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:40 pm

Awesome, subscribed to your vids on youtube and watched the first 3. Keep it up!

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#36 Postby mikkei » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:49 pm

Thanks! I'll try to keep putting them out.

Didn't get a chance to put up this morning's workout, so here it is:

Deeps Squats (butt nearly on the floor) @ 45#, then 65#, the 75#. 3 sets total.
Walking Lunges with 20# DBs. Across the gym (short ways) and back for 3 sets.
Standing Calf Raises @ 200# for 3 sets.
Stiff Legged Dead Lifts @ 135#, 115#, 115#. 3 sets total.

Really short workout, but I kept it really intense with little rest between sets, except for the lunges. I hate lunges. They are murder.

I'll be working out at the 24 in Hollywood (Portland) tomorrow. Not sure if I'll do back and biceps, or shoulders and abs. There will be handstand pushups though. ;-)

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#37 Postby mikkei » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:59 am

Video update for yesterday. Will post workout details in a bit.


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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#38 Postby mikkei » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:48 am

Workout was good yesterday, but shorter than I would have liked. Spent too much time playing with video crap.

Biceps and Shoulders:
EZ Bar Curls @ around 50#
Hammer Curls @ 15#, 17.5#, 17.5#, 20#, and 17.5#
Barbell Shrugs (bar in front, then in back) @ 115#, 115#, and 135#
Barbell Shoulder Press @ 30#, 40#, and 40#
DB Curls @ 15# for 3 sets
Lateral Raises, Front Raises, and Bend Over Raises with DBs @ 10#, 15#, and 15#

Today is a rest day. I was thinking about running during my lunch break, but it's raining and I forgot my running shoes. Damn.

Video update for this morning. Day 5 budday!


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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#39 Postby chewybaws » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:56 pm

Can't wait to get a camera now! I might be getting it early (getting one for xmas). I was wanting to do the same idea as you, just not as often. Incorporate actual workout videos into it and picture stills to show progression.

Is there a reason you do stiff legged deadlifts instead of normal ones? I've never tried any variations. I'm aiming for 150kg for xmas.

How many calories you on during the day and how often do you eat?

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#40 Postby mikkei » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:13 pm

Sweet! Can't wait to see your videos!

Yeah, I don't know if I'll actually keep it up for ever. I think I'm only going to make the video blog daily for the first month. Then I'll just update when there's something interesting to share.

There's kind of a funny reason that I did stiff legged deadlifts that day. A couple of weeks ago, I was working out at the the gym and going to do some deadlifts at the rack. There was weight on the bar, but no one had been around for a while so I started getting ready to lift. This kid came up right when I was getting ready to lift off and told me he was there, but I could work in. I said I was doing deadlifts. He said, "Oh cool, but I'm doing bent over rows for my hams". For you're hams? Really? I said "cool, we'll row together". I went first and did a brutal set of bent over rows. When I was done he was like "What were you doing?" and proceeded to do still legged dead lifts, calling them "bent over rows".

So, I decided to throw in some SLDLs on my leg day cause I thought they were actually good for my hams.

I haven't been keeping track of calories at all. At this point I'm definitely no bulking, but I wouldn't say I'm cutting either. Mainly I'm just making the transition. However, I am eating about 6-8 times a day and taking 45-60 grams of supplemental protein a day (sun warrior or manitoba hemp protein).

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#41 Postby MaryStella » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:52 pm

Mikkei - I'm so glad you decided to post your video blog. I think they are coming out great and I think your reason why is very appropriate and not arrogant at all. So keep with it, I'll be checking in!

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#42 Postby mikkei » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:50 pm

Thanks MaryStella!

Quick video blog update. Heading out to train with LeanandGreen soon. Will post our workout later.


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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#43 Postby MaryStella » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:44 pm

hope training with LnG went well. Lower back pain could have been from the SLDLs. Hope its feeling better.

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#44 Postby mikkei » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:17 am

Yeah, the SLDLs definitely didn't help, but I'm still glad I did them! haha.

Training with LnG was great yesterday! We went to West Coast Fitness (a small gym next to his house in the St. John's area of Portland) and it was really cool. It wasn't even that small. It was three stories and the gym was virtually deserted. The first thing we hit up was the "treadwall", a vertically scrolling rock wall. It was rad.

After that we hit up biceps and triceps and took turns picking exercises.
We did:
French Press (LnG) for 3 sets
Dips (me) for 3 sets
Barbell Curls w/ wide, medium, & close grip (LnG) for 3 sets
DB hammer curls (me) for 3 sets
Superset of rope pushdowns and cable curls (3 sets)

It was a great session and probably one of the best pumps I've had since I started training again! It was very cool to see my friend again too. I have 2 more visits left on my guest pass and have until halloween to use them, so hopefully I can make it out there again soon.

I also got some radical spirulina from vegan proteins. It's awesome stuff and going to go have some right now.

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Re: Mikkei's New Training Log

#45 Postby robert » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:05 pm

I used to train at that gym and heard they renovated it...I didn't know they had the wall! I used one in Chicago and haven't seen one anywhere else. Yeah, that gym is a great gym and always quiet...I haven't been to it in years but it was always very quiet when I trained there for a year when I first moved to PDX.

Awesome you and LnG trained!!

Catch up soon....I'm off to Boston in a few days but we'll hammer out another workout soon....good week man, you trained with nearly all the Vegan Brothers in Iron crew! :)

All the best and catch up soon.

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