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Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:09 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Here's another attempt at a log!

My primary sport is roller derby, and everything else I do is pretty much in support of that, though I do enjoy cycling and lifting weights in their own right as well. My background is in my last log here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=26984.

I'm currently on the B travel team and not the A team. My goal is now just to improve my playing; I don't have a goal to get back on the A team per se.

This is my schedule at the moment, or it will be starting 1 Sept, as August is our derby month off so I am not skating right now.

Monday: cycle to/from work (1/2 hr each way), off skates training (2 hrs)
Tuesday: cycle to/from work, derby practice on occasion (2 hrs)
Wednesday: cycle to/from work, weights (45 min)
Thursday: cycle to/from work, derby practice (2 hrs)
Friday: cycle to/from work, weights
Saturday: rest
Sunday: derby practice (3-4 hrs)

My cycle commute is just under 12 miles and about an hour round trip, but obviously I do half of that in the morning and half in the evening. Realistically I cycle in around 4 days a week. I also cycle to the gym, to off-skates session, and part of the way to Thurs/Sun practices, so I cycle about 50-60 miles per week.

Monday off-skates sessions are a mix of weights, agility and plyo/circuits.

Wed/Fri weights sessions are just quick, three exercises: one day is deadlift, bench and row and the other day is squat, shoulder press and pull ups.

Tuesday practices are optional for me, so I plan to go every other week but might end up going less. Thursdays are two hours and Sundays are 3 hours of scrimmage, with an additional hour of team training around once a month.

I lost a little bit of weight in the beginning of this year, so I'm currently around 67kg (148 lbs). I'm not trying to lose weight but I wouldn't mind being a bit closer to 65kg, though wouldn't really want to go below that while playing derby.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:13 am
by FormicaLinoleum
I'm getting more consistent with weights now. These are my current lifts for reps for the main lifts (can do about 3 reps of this weight).

Squat: 75kg/165lbs
Deadlift: 85kg/187lbs
Bench: 45kg/99lbs

I'm pretty pleased with bench as I've only just got back to doing it and that's around what I was lifting when I was doing it regularly six years ago.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:40 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Had off-skates training last night. We did lower weight, higher rep stuff in weights -- squats, deadlifts, high pulls, shoulder presses and press ups.

Nothing today. I also have this week off of work, so I'm not cycling. It'll be only weights this week.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:24 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Wednesday I went to the gym and did squat, shoulder press, and pull-ups. I'll be going again in a moment and will do deadlift, bench press, and row.

Here's a picture of my back from a couple of days ago.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:39 am
by C.O.
Nice to see you back at it, pun intended with that progress shot of your back/shoulders/arms, making definition!


Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:20 pm
by FormicaLinoleum
Thanks! I haven't been really consistent with weights for about six years, so I hope I can stick with it and see what happens. We'll see, though - I have a pretty busy schedule but I hope to make it work.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:16 pm
by BeansNBroccoli
Hey, lookin really strong and good! Derby always looks like such a fun sport! I need to get myself to a bout here in Chicago sometime soon...

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:55 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Yeah, derby is lots of fun - you should definitely go to a bout! My league's A team is actually in Chicago right now, before heading on to Fort Wayne for Playoffs.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:33 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Let's see... I went to the gym last Friday and to practice on Sunday. I cycled on Tuesday. That's about it for this week. The drain on our tub sprung a leak and it's not fixed yet, which means I haven't showered much lately. I'm also going to a training course for work. So my usual routine is a bit disrupted.

Going to practice tonight and gym on Saturday -- going to watch my team's first game at Playoffs (through the internet) on Friday so have to push the gym visit back a day.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:01 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Last week was OK... one gym visit, one practice, and three cycles in to work. Not great, but not terrible.

Yesterday I had 4 hours of derby practice. And I was hung over. That felt like a pretty long practice.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:26 am
by robert
Hey you!

Awesome back pic!

You still living in London?

I'm thinking of moving to the UK next summer. I spent this summer in Canada and I'm seriously considering the UK for next summer. Let me know. You're one of my favorites of all the people I've met from this awesome forum. And I've met a lot of people! :) Hugs.

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:43 pm
by FormicaLinoleum
Robert - yup, still in London! We have no plans to leave any time soon.

This weekend my mom was visiting, so I didn't go to practice.

Mon - cycled and went to off-skates training
Tues - cycled
Wed - cycled

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:47 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Rest of last week...
Thurs - 2hr practice
Fri - cycled
Sat - gym (front squats, cleans, shoulder press, pull ups, abs)
Sun - 3hr practice

Re: Formica's log 2013-14

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:55 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Last week I did little exercise and ate a whole lot. This week I'm being a bit more disciplined.

Sun: 4 hrs practice
Mon: cycled, 2 hrs off skates training,
Tues: cycled, 2 hrs practice

I'm quite sore today and my knee is hurting so I'm not going to cycle to work today and I'll see how my knee is doing before I make a decision about whether to go to the gym tonight.