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Re: Adena gets strong!

#136 Postby Adena » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:19 pm

Thursday

HIIT for 10 minutes: 30 second sprint intervals with 30 second jog intervals

Friday

Power Cleans:

3x10x45
On the third set, I got a little help from my powerlifting friend. Something wasn't feeling right. He advised me on proper form, and I felt a lot better about the next three sets.
3x12x45

Deadlift:

3x10x135

Farmer's Walks:

3 sets with 45 pound plates in each hand

Plate Pinches:

3 sets with two 5 lb plates for each hand, one hand at a time

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#137 Postby Adena » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:24 pm

Squat Day

Front Squats:

2x5x45
2x5x95
2x6x95

Oly Squats:

3x10x135

(still working on hitting depth on these. We'll call it "form practice" for now.)

Lunges with 35 pound plate held overhead

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#138 Postby lobsteriffic » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:22 pm

Hi there strong lady! Just checking in....see you're still kicking some major butt!

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#139 Postby Adena » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:42 am

Thanks! I don't really feel like it lately, since I'm trying to cut. Front squats are definitely something to get used to...

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#140 Postby Adena » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:25 pm

Cardio Day

Ten minutes of HIIT, 30 second sprint intervals, 30 second jog intervals

Overhead Press Day

SOHP:

1x5x45
1x5x55
1x5x60
5x3x65
1x2x65

Press Starts:

3x3x75

Push Press:

1x2x70
2x3x65

Dips:

2x10xBW
1x8xBW

My bodyweight is down to 129 now. :boxer:

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#141 Postby Adena » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:29 am

Friday

Deadlift/Power Clean Day

Power Cleans:

2x10x45
1x8x65
1x10x65
1x8x65

Deadlift:

3x12x135

Farmer's Walks:

3x45 lb plates in each hand

Plate Pinches:

3xtwo 5lb plates pinched between the thumb and fingers for time

My bodyweight was still down to 129 on Friday, so that's good.

Saturday - Cardio Day

I went on a long, leisurely bike ride with my boyfriend. All the bike trails around here have been flooded all summer so far, so this was the first time we got to ride around. It may not have been the most intense cardio, but it was quite pleasant.

Sunday and Monday I didn't do anything. On Sunday I was just plain tired. We took our wild leash-yanking dogs on a walk up and down hills, but that still doesn't count for much. Except to them. :)

We've been asked to do a lot of overtime at work this week, plus I had a chiropractic adjustment on Monday and a dental appointment on Tuesday, so I had to make up time for both of those. I think I'm just going to skip squats this week because it's already Wednesday.

Tuesday - Cardio Day

HIIT for ten minutes, 30 second intervals, 30 second jog intervals

The more humid it is outside, the harder my cardio days seem!

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#142 Postby Adena » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:07 pm

Overhead Press Day

SOHP:

1x5x45
1x5x55
1x5x60
3x3x65
1x2x65

Push Press:

1x3x70
2x2x70

Press Starts:

3x3x70

Dips:

1x12xBW
1x10xBW
1x8xBW

My bodyweight is still down to 129.

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#143 Postby Adena » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:14 pm

Thursday - Cardio Day

Ten minutes of HIIT: 30 second sprints with 30 second jog intervals

On Friday I was intending to lift, but I had forgotten there was a hardcore show and I wanted to go. Sooo...I got nothing done. At least I had fun, relaxed, and went to a vegan barbecue at my friend's house afterward. Good times.

Saturday - Power Clean and Deadlift Day

Power Cleans:

1x10x65
1x8x65
1x9x65
1x5x65
1x8x65

I have trouble flicking my wrists fast enough, so I'm still working on my form. I also know my elbows are not going up high enough. I wanted a lot of volume to work on form.

Deadlift:

2x16x135
1x12x135

Farmer's Walks with 45 lb plates

Plate pinches with two 5 lb plates

Sunday - Cardio Day

30 minute run at a pretty steady pace, up and down some hills

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#144 Postby vivalasvegans » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:39 pm

Adena wrote:On Friday I was intending to lift, but I had forgotten there was a hardcore show and I wanted to go. Sooo...I got nothing done. At least I had fun, relaxed, and went to a vegan barbecue at my friend's house afterward. Good times.

I love it! You got to do what you got to do. Body and soul, right?
You're so consistent in your training, anyways...
Radical simply means "grasping things at the root." - Angela Davis

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#145 Postby Adena » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:09 pm

vivalasvegans wrote:
Adena wrote:On Friday I was intending to lift, but I had forgotten there was a hardcore show and I wanted to go. Sooo...I got nothing done. At least I had fun, relaxed, and went to a vegan barbecue at my friend's house afterward. Good times.

I love it! You got to do what you got to do. Body and soul, right?
You're so consistent in your training, anyways...


Thanks! It's hard to find time for everything.

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#146 Postby Adena » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:10 pm

Squat Day

Front Squats:

1x10x45
3x10x95

Oly Squats:

3x12x135

Lunges w/35 lb plate held overhead:

3 sets

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#147 Postby Adena » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:11 pm

Oh, I almost forgot. I did ten minutes of HIIT yesterday and I'm really proud of myself because the humidity was really making me want to throw in the towel, but I pushed through anyway. Yay, me!

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#148 Postby lobsteriffic » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:48 pm

Isn't the humidity just the worst for cardio? It's like running into a big hot blanket.

I echo viva, you always impress me with your consistency. :)

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#149 Postby MaryStella » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:33 pm

nice job fighting through it! good for you!

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#150 Postby Adena » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:13 pm

Thanks guys, that really is encouraging. It's been pretty tough lately because they've been asking us to do a lot of overtime at work, and I'm trying to help my mom pick out invitations and argue with her over catering and the cake...so I'm pretty busy and stressed. But a humid cardio session usually takes away any stressful thoughts, at least for about ten minutes. ;)


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