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 Post subject: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Finch

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Location: Preston, UK
Hello,
this is going to be my kind of training journal. I’ve been vegan for some time now and feel like improving my diet, lose some gut and get a bit stronger. I’m planing to do exercises according to Olivier Lafay’s training program, without equipment. I’ll try to find how exercises look like. My first fitness goal is to make a series of proper pull–ups...

Regarding food:
I’m doing my best to eat according to Thrive Diet book, and I’m really happy with that. Even though it’s not the cheapest way to eat. Obviously my schedule is quite full and I find it difficult not to eat–out. I am quite lucky, because I have nice places where I can get hold of decent foods. I know i should be eating more fruit and green veggies. But everything will come gradually. At least I hope so... Any suggestions are welcome!

Today was my first day of training...

Day: 1, week: 1
10, 10 x A1 - Push–ups on books (2 series of 10)
12, 12 x D – Triceps dip on chair (2 series of 12) D & K2 execises
10, 10 x C5 - Pull up under the table with legs on the floor ...because I don’t have a pull–up bar yet, and actually can’t do a pull–up
12, 12 x E – Pistol squats E exercise I can’t do it properly yet, but I’m on a good way...
12, 13 x F – Squat jumps F & F1 exercises
13, 12 x G – Core Exercise G video
12, 12 x K2 – Triceps dips with head below on a chair D & K2 execises

Food: 4x alpro desserts; falafels w/ brown bread with loads of salads, hummus; homemade curry, salads, chips, wraps; homemade energy bars (dates, bananas, almonds, hemp seeds, carob powder, flaxseeds, sesame seeds); Almond/Choc smoothie (almonds, dates, banana, hemp protein powder, flaxseed; 1/3 of Innocent smoothie; some yerba mate.


Thanks guys!


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 Post subject: Re: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:09 am 
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Hi man, welcome :)

Don't worry about the pull-ups. The rows under the table are a fine start, but get a hold of a real pull-up bar (you can just use a tree or a playground) and the pull-ups will come soon. I could also barely do 1 before I started, but it came quickly with training, so just get on it! :)


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 Post subject: Re: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:24 am 
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agreed. Pullups, dips, a lot of bw exercises simply take time to be able to do.

Diet looks clean and solid. Workout sounds very effective and fun.

Keep at it friend 8)

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 Post subject: Re: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Day 2, Week 1:

A1 – 10, 10
D - 13, 12
C5 - 11, 10
E - 9, 9
F - 13, 13
G - 15, 15
K2 - 13, 13

4x alpro desserts
2x Energy bars
Massive sandwich with soy steak and lots of veg
Almond/Choc smoothie
4x alpro desserts + musli
2x energy bars
Some orange juice, innocent smoothie, yerba.

And that's it for now :). I'm happy about those minor improvements. I'm going to do this training till Friday. And after a weekend I'll be doing it 2x a week with 3 series of each exercise.


Regarding food: tomorrow I'm having a nice quinoa pizza, I hope ;).


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 Post subject: Re: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Week 1, Day 3:

A1 – 11, 10
D - 13, 12
C5 - 11, 10
E - 12, 10
F - 12, 11
G - 16, 15
K2 - 14, 15

4xDesserts
Bowl of musli with rice milk
2x VegOut pastries
2x Energy bars
1x glass of Innocent smoothie
3x Tortilla Wrap w/ soy protein chunks, beans, guacamole, tomatoes, peppers + salad
Protein shake (powder + oat milk)
Tomato, sundried tomato, onion salad w/vinegar
Yerba because I'm staying long hours in the library tonight
More smoothie on my way back.


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 Post subject: Re: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:01 am 
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Week 1, Day 5: (4th day of exercises)

A1 - 12, 10
D - 14, 13
C5 - 11, 10
E - 12, 12
F - 12, 11
G - 14, 12
K2 - 14, 13

4x Energy bars
Protein shake
Innocent smoothie
3x Toritlla Wrap /w soy protein, beans, guacamole, olives, jalapenos, mayo and some other salads
Enchaillada with chips (black bean paste, rice, loads of veg), homemade chips, salads
Can of coke ;)

I got really into tortilla wraps, the most handy bread to get to uni/work etc. And one wholemeal slice is ~200kcal.

I've got to do one last training tomorrow (Sunday) and that's all for this week. Next week I'll be doind 3 series of each exercise. Hopefully I'll be sent the pull–up bar that time and will be faking to do some ;). I'm happy that during that really short period I'm able to do few more reps of most exercises. Should I add something to the diet, even though I feel quite full most of the times? Any ideas? Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Small update from the last week:

Week 1, Day 7: (5th day of exercise)

A1 - 12, 9
D - 13, 13
C5 - 12, 10
E - 13, 12
F - 12, 12
G - 15, 14
K2 - 15, 14

This week I wasn’t really active. I was snowed under uni assignments, work and I got a cold. But I’m going to start exercising with three series from Monday. I’m thinking about squeezing in some yoga classes during a week, we’ll see. :)


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 Post subject: Re: K’s eternal struggle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:54 am 
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I wish you the best with your goals!

Brendan is a friend of mine, glad you like his book.

All the best. Work hard, have fun. :)

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