Page 1 of 6

Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:46 am
by Richard
OKAY, and here are my personal bests, so they are in one location for me to remember and update:

personal bests

dumbbell bench press: 30kg (each hand) x 12

incline dumbbell bench press 26kg (each hand) x 12

chin-ups: 15

press ups: 50

lat pull-down (close grip, palms in): 70kg x 10

lat pull-down (wide grip, palms out): 60kg x 8

Upright cable row: 40 x 11

Seated cable row: 50 x 15

Shrugs: 30kg (each hand) x 12

Shoulder Press: 20kg (each hand) x 8

Lateral shoulder raises: 14kg x 9

Leg Press: 120kg x 20

Squats: (just bodyweight) 60


Okay, so I had a hay bale fall on my knee from the top of a loader, which means that I have been off work for the last couple of weeks, and look to be off for at least another week. Also this stopped my training for a while, though now it doesn't hurt so much to do upper body stuff. Pissed off because I'm not earning money, and because my diet has suffered due to me being pissed off and sitting around the house all day. So I'm starting up the journal again to chronicle my rise to world dominance.

Goal: Lose excess fat especially around my saggy belly

Means: Lift 5 times a week, cut out crap from diet, get at least 100g of protein per day, eat less carbs in the evening

Any advice or hectoring will be welcomed

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:35 am
by Vegan Joe
Give me 10 :zunge:

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:42 am
by medman
Sorry to hear about your injury. Consider this as a bonus though - if these frustrating few weeks help build up some internal rage, you can unleash that rage in the gym and turn it into rock hard muscle ;)

I'm actually being kinda serious. My brother had a messy breakup last summer and put on like 30 lbs of muscle in 2-3 months, just because the rage gave him the motivation/energy to power through harder workouts than he had ever done before.

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:39 pm
by vivalasvegans
yeah richard! let's do this!

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:40 pm
by Sproutlifter
Go, go, go :) keep up the upper body workout
You don't want your arms to get all flabby like your tummy !

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 2:16 am
by robert
5.0 nice!

You're the man dude!

Thanks for all your recent activity on the forum, for being in touch, the website updates and for being a rock tank!

Rock on!

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 5:36 am
by Richard
Okay, been busy back at work, back into routine, getting up at 6am each day and doing physical work again. My knee still hurts especially when I crouch, but it isn't stopping me from working which is the main thing.

So far, done some good workouts, not as many as I would have liked so far as work has really smashed me after being off for a few weeks.

Diet, I have avoided crap every day apart from one day when I ate biscuits and another day I had a bag of crisps. I am now working on reducing serving size so that I don't get bloated out, I still have a tendency to eat even after I know I don't need any more.

So, gradually getting back to it, hopefully having the routine of work will help me get back to a routine of working out too

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:55 am
by Shtwophell
You can do it man, keep up the good work :D

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 1:57 pm
by Richard
Motherfucker, I found out today at work that they are compensating my ass by giving me my pay for the 3 weeks that I was off. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 2:15 pm
by medman
That's awesome! Glad to hear it, congrats.

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:37 pm
by Richard
Training is picking up again, hard work though after getting back from the sanctuary, especially with the recent heat wave. Also vegetables are creeping back into my diet, cutting out the junk. Today I had steamed broccoli, sweet potato and mushrooms. Eating oats at work is going alright, it's just so hot right now that I don't feel like eating much, but I am getting light-headed. Need to be constantly drinking.

Album is done and has been sent to the printers. Should hopefully have the finished product in my sex-based hands very soon. I am excited. Working on new website to accompany new album. Here's the artwork for the front cover:


Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:30 pm
by MaryStella
Awesome 2 have u back richard! Glad the veggies are coming back 2!

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:12 am
by Richard
Okay, I am continuing to eat well, training slipped a bit once more due to tiredness after work. Work is a hard workout as it is... other day had to roll large haylage bales off a trailer for the JCB to pick up. It took 3 of us to shift some of them as they were damp, it was extreme.

Album is being printed now, will get copies in my hands on Tuesday hopefully!!

Also I watched Ninja Assassin yesterday. Nasty film. The dude in that is in great shape, inspired me to try even harder.


Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:35 am
by Richard
Awright, I found out that there is a gym within walking distance of where I live, only £15 per month. So I went and checked it out, it is small, but it has all the appropriate machines that I would use plus free weights, and also an aerobics room. So I asked if I can use the aerobics room to do martial arts and shadow boxing, and they said yeah! That is a cheap deal, one that is certainly affordable to me! I had been putting off joining a gym again because of fuel costs, time taken to get to and from the gym, and also the expense (normally more like £30 around here). So I should be joining up this week! I am excited, I love the gym, it'll be great to get back to that instead of just doing stuff at home.

Re: Ninja Journal Version 5.0

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:35 pm
by Richard
What's happening puny humans? So I joined the gym, and got the tedious induction today. My partner El came to see what it would be like, and looks like she will be joining with me. It was great to be back at the gym, really motivated me and now I am back home I can't wait to get back in there. I guess it's those midi-chlorians that get released when you work out or something. As the gym is so close, and my partner will be going with me, I think I will fuck*ng nail it this time and most likely stick with it for a long time. My life is much more together than it's ever been, even more so than when I was at uni (when I got into my best shape). So I am really feeling positive about getting in shape now. May even go twice tomorrow

fifteen bucks little man, put that shit in my hand nong nong nonga nonga nong nong