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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:02 am 
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Monday, the 8th of January was an off day (giving the forearm time to heal). I ran with the kids for 35 minutes around the High School indoor track in the afternoon after school was out.

Tuesday, the 9th of January was another off day (again giving the forearm a rest day). I ran 40 minutes on the treadmill in the morning.

Wednesday, the 10th of January, was Chest and Bicep day. Went back to the old routine, and tested my forearm on the exercises. I did not do the Cybex Chest Flyes because it hurt my forearm too much, but I was able to do Cybex Cable Flyes.

Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press: 90/25warmup, 180/15, 200/8 (can't do as much as last time. Don't like this one bit. Hopefully next time I do Chest I will be able to do the 230/6 again).

Cybex Cable Flyes: 40/25warmup, 50/15, 60/8 (no problem here).

Incline #3 Smith Press: 80/15, 90/8, 95/7 (same as last time).

Life Fitness Dumbell Grip Chest Press: 105/12, 120/8 (same as last time).

Cable Curl: 60/25warmups, 80/15, 90/15, 100/10 (kept strict form cause one tweek one way hurt the forearm).

Hammer Curl: 25/15, 30/ 8, 35/6 (same as last time. strict form. forearm no hurt).

Overhead Bi Curl: 4/15, 5/10, and another 5/10.

I also ran 40 minutes on the treadmill in the morning.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:13 am 
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Thursday was another rest day. My chest and biceps were very sore. I went to my Anusara yoga class, lvl 2, and was taught by my favorite instructor. She corrected my hip alignment in Pigeon pose and said that 2007 would be my year to shine. I wonder if I might :) . Inspiration for my spirit.


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Shoulder day: Did another 40 minutes on the treadmill today. It was so boring! :roll: but I did it anyways.

Hammer Strength Shoulder Press: 50/25warmup, 70/15, 90/12, 100/8 (these were all hard to do. Forearm feels much better!).

Icarian Standing Delt: 20/15, 30/15, 40/8 (hold hands on the end caps because it hurt my forearms otherwise).

Icarian Rear Delt: 40/25warmups, 50/15, 60/10

Military Press (Smith): 70/10, 80/5

Icarian Shoulder Press: 70/15, 80/10, 90/5 (Dumbell Grip)

Dumbell Lateral Flyes (just for fun. They did not hurt my forearms, unlike the Icarian Standing Delt): 10/15, 20/15, 25/10

Was going to do Legs, but I was wiped out with Shoulders, and I did the treadmill already which comprimises my ability to really push the weight with my legs. I will do them tommorrow. No treadmill tommorrow then. Even though it is not Sunday, my weight was 170 this morning! :D Three pounds this week already, see if I can keep it up till Sunday (no backsliding by bingeing!).


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Leg Day: No treadmill or yoga today. Just went to the gym in the afternoon.

LifeFitness Leg Extension: 90/25warmups, 150/15, 180/15, 210/10 (ouch. haven't been on this machine in about a month. not easy).

Icarian Leg Curl (like this one better than the LifeFitness one for some reason): 160/15, 170/10, 180/8 (very hard to get out the 8 in good form).

Leg Press: 450/15, 540/8 (legs fatigued already. not going to push them hard today. maybe next time).

Lep Press Calf Raise: 450/25 X 4 supersetted with

Plie (Power) Squats: 90/25 X 4

Seated Calf Raise: 90/25 X 4

Leg Press Calf Raise was too easy. The Seated Calf Raise is the one that makes the calves scream, so I am going to stick with those from now on. I will up the Plie Squats to 140 lbs. for 15 reps like last time, but my legs were already tired and for some reason I don't feel like pushing them today. Perhaps easing back to the old routine is my intention for today.


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Back and Tricep day: 45 minutes on the treadmill for this week. It was of course very hard this morning to do it since I did Legs yesterday. Felt like I was treading water. When it got to be too much, I backed off and just power walked for a couple of minutes and then started back up to the 12min/mile pace. I did have to change treadmills because apparently the one I was on couldn't handle the change in pace and just shut off. I went to the next one, and it was a little easier to jog on that one. Weird :? . I think I found a new favorite treadmill to use from now on.

Hammer Strength Back Row: 90/25warmup, 140/15, 180/15, 230/10

Cable Lat Pulldown: 100/15, 110/15, 120/10

Cybex Back Row: 137.5/15, 150/12, 162.5/8

Cybex Pull up: 15/12, 14/10

Hyperextension: 35/25 x 4 superset with (these were easy to do after doing deadlifts and making my lower back so sore. May alternate hypers with deadlifts).

Shrug Machine: 230/25 X 4

Rope Tricep Pushdown: 5/15, 6/10, 7/4 (ouch with the rope hurting the forearm on the flare on the way down).

V-bar Cable Tricep Overhead Extension: 5/15, 6/12, 7/5

Bench Dips: Bodyweight/25 X 4

Some weights were the same, others were not up to the last time I used this exercise routine. Not to worry, I think I can get back there. Forearm is still a factor in some pulling exercises (not in the pushing ones). Made the 2 pounds loss for this week, still 170. Next two are up next, and hopefully I can keep the weights up with all this cardio. I think I am going to mix up the routine of what body parts to lift on what days. Some parts need more rest with cardio in the mix (namely Legs. Owwie!).


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Yesterday was Chest and Bicep day: Started out with 45 minutes of cardio on the treadmill. Yep, I found a new treadmill that I like. It was an easy 45 minutes while watching Martha Stuart. And I was late getting to the gym at 5 pm, so it was incredibly busy. It was going to be an easy day since it time for the ligament cycle again.

Incline #3 Smith Chest Press: 70/15 X 4

LifeFitness Pec Dec: 60/15 X 4

Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press: 180/15 X 4 (very hard to do on the last two sets. Chest already fatiguing).

LifeFitness Chest Press/Dumbell Grip: 90/15 X 4 (dying on this last exercise for chest).

EZ bar Curl: 20/15 X 4

Hammers: 25/15 X 4

Tried to do Overhead Bicep Curl but my forearm said NO!!

Done for the day. Nothing much pumped during this workout, and I am not sore this morning: stiff yes, sore no.
Back to taking VEGA, and I took it at night and it kept me up. Today I am taking it in the mid morning shake time, and lets see how the gas develops: hopefully not. I'll do the Supreme Meal at night and see if that lets me sleep.Otherwise, lucid dreams here I come again.


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Rest day: Didn't do cardio because I was going do legs today. I had planned a yoga class, but got too carried away with housework and the time past before I knew it. Went to the gym and started to do ligament training with my legs. At the leg extension, I could feel how sore my legs were still from last time and just couldn't do it. So I left and made it into a rest day. . . all around with no cardio and no weightlifting.


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Leg and Shoulder day: Went to the gym early today to see if this would make my workout better: workout in the morning when I have strength and cardio at night after dinner. It was good that there is no cardio on leg day since I was so wiped out after working out that I didn't do too much afterwards all day (picked up kids, cooked dinner, and did the dishes).

LifeFitness Leg Extension: 120/15 X 4 supersetted with

LifeFitness seated Leg Curl: 70/15 x 4

Leg Press: 360/15 X 4 supersetted with

Leg press Calf Raise: 360/50 X 4

Seated Calf Raise 90/25 X 4 supersetted with

Power Squats: 90/25 X 4

Hammer Strength Shoulder Press: 70/15 X 4 supersetted with

Dumbell Laterals: 20/15 X 4

Smith Military Press: 50/15 X 4 supersetted with

Icarian Rear Delt 50/15 X 4

Cable Laterals: 10/15 X 4

Weight isn't going. Portions are still too big, especially at night (dinner). I can clean it up a little bit more too. I sure liked cutting last time cause it was warm outside and I could go trail running for an hour or more. Plus I could go out at night and walk around and talk to neighbors instead of sitting on the couch and watching TV or DVDs. Another day tommorrow and another way of finding a way to lose weight.


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Thursday I went to my usual Anusara Yoga class, and I ran with the kids at the high school gym for about 30 minutes only. Upper body was still really sore, so doing my back and triceps wasn't going to go today. Legs are still really sore too, but I did jog alittle faster this time than last time with the kids. They still passed by me with smiles on their faces, and the little one (10 years old) even started jogging backwards in front of me to tease me on my fifteenth lap (still had five more to go!). Inspired me to run faster to catch his little @ss :D !


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Back and Tricep day: Started off with 45 minutes of treadmill jogging on my favorite treadmill: easy time again. Went to the gym at the usual 3 pm time. Fridays are always quiet.

Hammer Strength Back Row: 140/15 X 4 supersetted with

Cable Lat Pulldown: 100/15 X 4

Shrugs: 230/25 X 4 supersetted with

HyperExtensions: 25/25 X 4

Cybex Row: 150/15 supersetted with

Cybex assisted Lat Pull-up: 16/15 X 4

V-bar Tricep Pulldown: 50/15 X 4 supersetted with

V-bar Overhead Tricep Extension: 40/15 X 4

Bench Dips: Bodyweight/25 X 4

End of the ligament cycle. Start lifting heavy again tommorrow. Forearm feels like it is healing. It is not a sharp pain, but a dull vague pain in the area now. Still haven't lost the two pounds for this week (not even the one that I should have). I weighed all my food today (portion wise) and kept it clean. Vega is out again, because the gas came back again. Supreme Meal seems to be the protein shake for me so far. Need to make my own protein powder combo due to $$$.


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Chest and Bicep day: Treadmill for 45 minutes. Went to the gym around 3 pm. Nice and quiet. Just went about my workout.

Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press: 90/25warmup, 180/13, 200/8 (not as good as the last time I did these which was a month ago +).

Cybex Flyes: 60/15, 70/12, 80/8 (forearm/elbow area hurted, but I found if I stand intead of sitting on the seat, and get my shoulder blades over the back of the seat so I had room to bring my shoulder blades together and puff out my chest, my forearm/elbow did not hurt!).

Smith Incline #3 Chest Press: 70/12, 80/9

Cable Flyes: 50/10, 60/6

LifeFitness Chest Press (Dumbell Grip): 105/8

Cable Curl with straight bar: 80/15, 90/15, 100/10

Hammer Curls: 25/15, 30/10

EZ bar Curls: 20/12 X 2

Overhead "Bicep" Curl: 5/8

Don't know if I am down on the weights because this is my old routine and haven't done it for a month or so, or if the cardio is starting to effect my strength to lift on the same day. Or the dieting down could also be affecting it. I will have to see what happens next time around.


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Rest Day! :D I did go to the gym and got on the treadmill for 45 minutes. Being Sunday, I weighed myself and saw that it was still 170 lbs. Shoot :? Now I am 2 lbs behind for the week. Tightening on the diet this week. My trouble spot is at night. I sit on a couch watching my TV series shows and the message of eat, eat, and eat is on at every commercial. I am now muting the commercials, and wrestling with my kids instead :lol: . Being that they are bigger than me (except the little 10 year old) I will probably get hurt!


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Shoulder Day only (tried to do Legs but I felt light headed and my fingers were numb after two sets of leg extensions, so I ended my session): Went to Jivamukti yoga today and it felt wonderful to stretch and twist my core. Went off to the gym after picking up the kids (they wanted to skate on the lake (finally froze over) instead of running and I gave in and let them).

Hammer Strength Shoulder Press: 50/25warmup, 70/15, 90/13, 100/8+2

Dumbell Laterals: 20/15, 25/12, 30/8

Icarian Rear Delts: 50/15, 60/12, 70/8

Military Press (Smith): 50/15, 70/10, not doing 80/5

Cable Laterals: 20/10-15/10-10/10 decending sets

Icarian Shoulder Press: 70/15, 80/10, not doing 90/5

Slow warming up, but then I increased by one on some. Then I did not do the hard ones that I did last time, but will try next time possibly. Feeling a little dishearted tonight. The weight is not moving, I am hungry after my meals, and I don't seem to be able to lift more than before. Yeah....welcome to cutting. I wonder if I should go to the gym and treadmill while watching 24? If it was warm and the sun was still up I would, so hard when it is dark and cold and I just want to go to sleep, or veg out on the couch while watching the shows. My son just informed me that Heroes is on tonight too! Reality escape here I come 8) .


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Back and Tricep day: Took me awhile, but I managed to get into the gym by 10 am to do the 45 minutes on the treadmill. It was OK (I watched Martha Stuart again). Went to lift around 3:30 pm today. Very busy! Alot of Resolution newbies are in.

Hammer Strength Back Row: 90/25warmup, 140/15, 180/15, 230/10 (weights the same).

Cable Lat Pulldown: 100/15, 110/15, 120/12 (+2 than last time), new weight 130/8!

Cybex Back Row: 150/15, 162,8/8 (same as last time).

Cybex Pull-Up: 15/15(+3 than last time), 14/12 (+2 than last time), new weight 13/8!

HyperExtensions: 35/25 X 4

Shrugs: 250(new weight)/25 X 4 (my grips were not helping this time. Need to get straps to do this weight. really the grips were wet from sweat so they were slipping).

V-Bar Cable Overhead Tricep Extension: 5/15, 6/15(+3 than last time), 7/7 (+3 than last time).

Rope Pushdown: 5/15, 6/10, 7/4 (same as last time).

Bench Dips: Bodyweight/25 X 4

Interesting thing happen. The trainer asked how I was doing, and I said I was having a little trouble letting the weight go. He says out loud "You gotta eat the meat!" and then lower "to be a bodybuilder". I just smiled and said that "sounded alittle sexual :wink: ". So now I know that he must be on the other end of the bet that I can't make it as a vegan. I am now more inspired to keep going!


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Leg day: Went early to the gym at 10 am. No cardio today since it is leg day. It is now night at 9 pm and I am hungry. I get to have my shake, and I ate some carrots (as my family proceeded to eat my Good Karma Ice cream chocolate bars :cry: ). I will think about how I saw 169 on my scale this morning (finally broke below the 170s) and I hope to see it again tommorrow morning.

Lifefitness Leg Extension: 90/25warmup, 150/15, 180/15, 210/10 (same as last time).

Icarian Leg Curl: 160/15, 170/10, 180/8 (same as last time).

Leg Press: 450/15, 540/8 (same as last time).

Seated Calf Raise: 90/25 X 4

Plie (Power) Squats: up the weight to 140/25 (very hard to do).

Legs are really sore tonight. I hope I can do cardio tommorrow. Maybe yoga again instead of 45 minutes on the treadmill?


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