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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#961 Postby esqinchi » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:15 pm

Monday, September 26, 2016: 60 Pullups

Tuesday, September 27, 2016:

Cardio/Legs Day

1. Insanity Warmup - 10.5 Minutes HIIT
2. T25 Lower Focus DVD - 25 Minutes Plyometrics

Well I guess I'm stuck on doing the T25 videos for now, since I just don't really have the energy or motivation to grind out a full on Insanity workout, much less get under the weights for some "real" training. Better than nothing, I suppose. I will say that I do wake up sore as hell from these videos, so they aren't a total joke. Maybe I just need something different. I trained both last Thursday and Saturday. Thursday was a cardio day, and Saturday was all weights for shoulders/back. Personal-wise-- I didn't get that job in DC - oh well. Probably a blessing in disguise since we would've had to give up pretty much everything of our lives and move into a shoebox for nearly the same price as our house. F That. Honestly, after going there, visiting, coming back and getting some clarity, I don't think I would accept even if they called back late in the game. A sign of maturity, perhaps, to carefully weigh potential options. I also made a huge decision that I was going to unburden myself of worrying constantly about where we would end up and what job I would have and how I would pay off my gigantic student loans. There's no real point in worrying like that, and it is so damn tiring on the body/soul. I'm just going to focus on doing my job well, spending as much quality time with my wife as possible, and let the river run its course. At least we can still visit the places we love, and have enough to not go without. Could be much worse.

Back tomorrow with chest/arms, I think.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#962 Postby HIT Rob » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:33 pm

esqinchi wrote:Tuesday, September 20, 2016:

T25 Lower Body DVD

Wednesday, September 21, 2016:

60 Pullups

Really tired today, both eyelids twitching from fatigue. Didn't intend on training but squeezed in some pullups while snacking on pretzel sticks. Back at it tomorrow.


"Eyelids twitching from fatigue" lol....love it, no wonder though:)
Sorry to hesr about the DC job, but a like your thinking, roll the dice and let the chips fall were they may :boxer:

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Rob

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#963 Postby esqinchi » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:37 pm

Monday, October 3, 2016:

1. 80 Pullups

Tuesday, October 4, 2016:

Legs

0. Insanity Warmup - 10 Minutes HIIT

1. Squat - 3 x 12 @ 255lbs
2. Squat Jump - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
3. Bulgarian Split Squat - 3 x 12* @ 70lbs
4. Long Jump - 3 x 12 @ 35lbsst

This was a pretty solid session. I have come to realize that I absolutely need active cardio in my regular routine to burn fat. Otherwise, I get chubby--fast. I also realized that this was the first time in almost two months that I've stepped under the bar for squats. I really wasn't doing much with weights at all throughout the end of the summer, but I think I need to change up again, but make sure to keep the HIIT cardio. I think I'll do that every day, and then dedicate 3 days/week to weights, and the 4th day just cardio. Lot of pressure at work lately giving me lack of sleep (eyelid twitches, really tired all the time) which I can tell is affecting my stamina. Been thinking about Penny a lot lately. I miss her so much--it's just not the same. Anyhow, that's enough for me tonight.

@ Rob - thanks bud, it was a bummer to lose out, but hindsight man is 20/20 for sure. So far I've enjoyed my new freedom in just letting things unfold before my eyes.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#964 Postby mrbear666 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:49 pm

hey man, are those 80 pull ups in one go? hats off if they are :)
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#965 Postby esqinchi » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:05 pm

I wish! I do them in sets of 10 with about 15 seconds in between.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#966 Postby esqinchi » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:36 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 2016:

Chest / Arms Circuit
(3 Rounds, Rest 2 Minutes)

0. Insanity Warmup - 10.5 minutes HIIT

1. Offset Raised Pushups x 30
2. Drag Curls x 12 @ 100lbs
3. Decline Close Grip Bench x 12 @ 100lbs
4. Hammer Curl x 12* @ 70lbs

I should probably be doing 4 rounds since I'm only doing 4 exercises, but the warmup really takes it out of me. It's 3 rounds of 7 exercises for 30 seconds each; each round done faster than the first. Exercises are: jog, jumping jacks, heisman move, 123 heisman move, buttkicks, high knees, and these mummy kicks. By the third round you're doing these as fast as possible. It's the same general premise on each of the DVDs in the set, but with some different exercises thrown in depending on what the focus of that DVD is. I think it's a great tool to use when changing things up, as it is definitely a drastic change from the typical lift/rest session. Otherwise, today was alright. Another busy day at the desk, and I am really looking forward to a day of rest coming up soon. Not sure if I'll be able to train on Saturday because a friend is coming to town; might have to do some entertaining.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#967 Postby esqinchi » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:36 pm

Monday, October 10, 2016:

1. Pullups x 70

Tuesday, October 11, 2016:

1. T25 - Lower Body

Not a real crazy couple days training-wise, but I've been working a ton lately so I am pretty tired by the end of the day. Doesn't leave a lot of room for extended workouts. It should stay this way through at least the first week of December, which is kind of awful to say out loud. Thinking about these cases I work on is really taxing, but makes me appreciate my life more I think. My life is much simpler, which I am pretty proud of, and there is no crazy bullshit going on which is great. I do pretty much live for the weekends, though. Ok, that's enough for one day. Off to bed.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#968 Postby esqinchi » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:53 pm

Wednesday, October 12, 2016:

Chest / Arms

1. Incline Bench - 3 x 12 @ 165lbs
2. Drag Curls - 3 x 12 @ 100lbs
3. Pushup Jacks - 3 x 20
4. Tricep Extension - 3 x 12
5. Decline Fly - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
6. Cross Curl - 3 x 12* @ 70lbs

Thursday, October 13, 2016:

Cardio Day

1. Row - 1500m
2. Box - 2 x 3 minutes

Pretty good training the last couple days. Fun to get in a complete weight day, and haven't been under the bench like that in a long long time--like two months or more. I still need to add in plyometric or aerobic stuff to keep heart rate up. Was a pretty hectic day at the office, but I came home with more energy than usual which was nice. Chilly weather out this morning, which is good by me but I'm not looking forward to winter. Food has been on track lately I guess, but cereal in the house is my main enemy. Been taking psyllium husk just before bed which makes things nice and predictable each morning. Honestly, I really think the added fibers helps flatten the stomach by keeping bloating down. So pumped for college football this weekend! There are going to be some great matchups on Saturday. Hope I can watch them all. Resting tomorrow, and shoulders/back on Saturday.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#969 Postby esqinchi » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:01 pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2016:

Full Body Day

0. Insanity Warmup - 10 Minutes HIIT

1. Incline Pushup - 2 x 25
2. Burpee/Deadlift - 2 x 12 @ 70lbs
3. Pullups - 2 x 12
4. Single Leg Squat - 2 x 12 @ 70lbs

Well this week is kind of a bust. Had a trial Monday through today, which meant I was working 12-14 hour days, so I'm completely without energy. I intended to do 3 sets of the above, but just had nothing in the tank after two. I'm just tired and overworked. Looking forward to a nice weekend trip though, which should be fun. That's about all I've got for now. Bedtime comes early tonight.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#970 Postby esqinchi » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:05 pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2016:

Legs

1. WarmUp - 8 Minutes HIIT
-
2. Squat - 3 x 12 @ 265lbs
3. Squat Jump - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
-
4. Burpee/Deadlift - 3 x 12 @ 50lbs
5. Stair Jump - 3 x 12 @ 25lbs
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6. Box - 4 Minutes

Well this kicked my ass and was done in about 35 minutes. No real rushing, just keeping things uptempo and intense. Got to be honest and say that the HIIT stuff is growing a little bit old. I think I'll mix in more traditional weight exercises and keep plyometrics involved for caloric burn and cardio. Also, considering getting rid of the rowing machine and acquiring a treadmill. If I think back to when I was my leanest, I was running between 1-2 miles before lifting, and then doing high reps and lower weight. I'd love to get back to that weight. Anyhow, first order is to start focusing more on diet. My diet has been pretty lazy over the last few weeks. I can sense it is starting to catch up. Better reign it in before it gets to holiday season and I have no chance of survival! Anyhow, that's all for tonight. I might actually watch the Cubs game tonight, unless there's a decent football game on. :boxer:

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#971 Postby esqinchi » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:28 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2016:

Chest / Arms

0. Warmup - 8 Minutes HIIT
-
1. Bench - 3 x 12 @ 165lbs
1.5. Stair Shuffle - 3 x 30 seconds
2. Hammer Curl - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
-
3. Incline Fly - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
3.5. Stair Shuffle - 3 x 30 seconds
4. Close Grip Curl - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs

Mixed it up a little again tonight. I think I'm really going to try to do different things each session. That will keep it interesting, and hopefully non-adaptive. I feel like one of my biggest weaknesses is that I fall into routines and my progress slows. Watching the Cubs tonight, just for fun, and even though I hate Chicago. Cardio tomorrow.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#972 Postby esqinchi » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:18 pm

Tuesday, November 1, 2106:

Legs

1. T25 Lower Body Focus DVD - 25 minutes HIIT/Aerobics lower body focus
2. Squat - 3 x 12 @ 255lbs

Well, this doesn't look like much but at the end of the DVD my legs were feeling like spaghetti. I forgot to post for Thursday and Saturday of last week, but I trained both days. Thursday was cardio, and Saturday was back/shoulders. Pretty good session on Saturday. I feel like I need more structure in my workouts lately. They seem to be kind of random in selection. Maybe that's a good thing, or maybe I'm leaving stuff on the table and being lazy. Probably the latter. Otherwise, things are going pretty well. Not much else to say really, just kind of working and working and working and then it's the weekend, and then working some more. Anyhow, back tomorrow with chest/arms.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#973 Postby mrbear666 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:08 am

Hey buddy, just checking in as i havent been here for a while, glad to see your still about :)
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#974 Postby esqinchi » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:25 pm

mrbear666 wrote:Hey buddy, just checking in as i havent been here for a while, glad to see your still about :)


Hey buddy, thanks for checking in. Haven't been around as much as I would like, but I guess that's how it goes when you get old and busy with life. Hope you're doing well and crushing it out there.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#975 Postby esqinchi » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:27 pm

Monday, November 14, 2016:

1. Pull-ups x 80

Wow I haven't posted in a while. Trained pretty good last week, but my diet sucks as of late. Been taking in too many calories. Thinking of ditching the rower for a treadmill. I need something a little more consistent. Ah well, that's it for tonight. Back tomorrow for legs.


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