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Brahmanya Devi Martinek

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:14 pm
by brahmanya devi
i love the chance to start a blog in your lovely forum! :D

i wanna blog my sports and the changes i will do.

some facts on me:

28 years old, yoga teacher, vegetarian since sept. 2004, 62 - 63 kg, fat 19 - 20 %, married. me and my husband are eating nearly all organic.

i am doing bodybuilding with a real plan only for 1 week (in studio, 3 split). before, i trained most at home, but never liked the hard training so really. that had changed :D

if you are interested in my plan, i can post it, but surely need some help for the english names of the exercises. :oops:

today i went to the garden by mountainbike, which means ca. 2 km straight uphill. there, i ate some wild greens, tomatoes and berries.

later, in studio, i made a warmup (11 minutes running and sun salutations). then hard training (tuesday is back day :D - i love it) for 45 minutes.

meals: too much, not everything raw, too much sugar and not really vegan :(

from tomorrow i wanna go raw, except lapacho, tulsi and green tea (i love them). i got lots of foods at home for that (maca, spirulina, fruits and veges, wheat grass, wheat germs, many several seeds and nuts) and enough knowledge about it i think (i wanna eat raw for more than one year and really occupied with everything about that).

tomorrow, i will train together with a friend who also works in the studio i train (and work as a yoga teacher). tomorrow's squat day!
we also will do some stretching, i love it 8)

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:08 am
by brahmanya devi
i already did my yoga morning program for today :D
that means 30 minutes pranayama (kapalabhati and anuloma viloma), uddhiyana bandha, agni sara, nauli, "gorilla", 5 tibetians, 12 sun salutations and asanas.

before, i sat for some minutes on the sidesplit machine, up to 150┬░.

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:34 am
by flanders77
Hey brahmanya devi!
Good to see you already started a blog!
Where did you do your yoga-education?
Can you make a living out of being a yoga-teacher (no need to answer this one as it is personal)?
Do you live in a bigger city in Th├╝ringin?
I know: many questions...
All the best for your training!
Btw: Do you want to go vegan?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:02 am
by brahmanya devi
hi flanders :)

i got my yoga teacher education at yoga vidya, bad meinberg (NRW).
i don't know how you mean the question with the living out of being a yoga teacher...?

yes, i'm living in a city, but it's ok. we got a garden some minutes from here that is very nice.

i wanna try to go vegan, but first i want to change to raw eating (included raw cow milk because of proteine). that's already difficult enough. if it will work for some time, i think i can change to vegan.

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:08 am
by flanders77
I was at the yoga vidya center and my former yoga teacher learned there as well!
I meant if you earn enough to live from it... :wink:
I am high raw (90%) and believe me: there is no need to worry about protein no matter if you are raw or/and vegan!
If you want to talk to me about it personally: here is my cellphone- number:

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:35 am
by brahmanya devi
thx flanders

training yesterday:

35 minutes jogging on machine (20 before, 15 after)
sun salutations

squats 3 x 35
deadlifts 3 x 15 (30 kg barbell)
lunges with dumbbells 3 x 10 (2 x 7 kg)
incline leg press with one leg 3 x 6
push ups 3 x 15
pullovers 3 x 12 (12 kg dumbbell)
butterflies at machine 3 x 10 (20 kg)
l-sit 3 x 10

stretching and gymnastics (frontsplits, bridges, handstand etc.)
(better backbending with more raw food!)

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:54 am
by brahmanya devi
training yesterday:

12 minutes jogging on machine

Barbell Bent Over Row 1 x 10 (30 kg)
Upright Row (Multipress) 3 x 10 (20 kg)
Shoulder Press with dumbbells 3 x 10 (7 kg)
lunge walking 3 x 20
squats reverse hanging 3 x 7
lateral dumbell raise 3 x 10 (5 kg)
hanging leg raise 2 x 10

after that, some stretching (frontsplits, bridges)

then i had enough time to do my "morning" yoga program with pranayama etc. before i started the yoga class for 90 minutes hatha yoga asanas, which was very nice, too.

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:27 pm
by brahmanya devi
friday and saturday did nothing, except watching dvds :lol: 8)

today me and my husband went with our mountainbikes on our common tour for ~ 74 km.

distance: 73,7 km
max. speed: 63,0 km/h
average speed: 23,8 km/h
total time: 3:09:18 h
altitude difference: 827 m

while little breaks, i ate 2 bananas, 2 apples and 1 carobe. no malto for me today in my drink. that was a very good idea, everything went well.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:53 am
by brahmanya devi
training today:

30 minutes gymnastics/stretching/warm up

walking lunges 25, 20, 20
calf lifting (30 kg) 3 x 12
lat pulldown to chest 12 x 35 kg, 10 x 40 kg, 8 x 45 kg, 6 x 50 kg
pulley (row machine) 12 x 40 kg, 10 x 45 kg, 8 x 50 kg
squats reverse hanging 7, 7, 6 (waaaa, hate them!) :twisted:
hyperextensions 3 x 12 slowly
front raise with 2 dumbbells at 5 kg 3 x 10
lateral dumbell raise on incline bench 3 x 10 (3 kg)
bicep curls (dumbbell) 3 x 10 (9 kg)
l-sit 3 x 10

after that, i tried bench press with a 30 kg barbell for the first time with someone who helped me. i liked it! i never will do any push ups (hate them).

training is great. i'm building up! :cheers:

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:50 am
by flanders77
These are some impressing numbers! I wish I had the time (and motivation) to train so much! I am working on getting motivated again!

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:24 pm
by brahmanya devi
:thanx: flanders :)

training today:

30 min. warm up, stretching, gymnastics. lovely floating bridges today :cheers:

squats 3 x 35
deadlifts 3 x 15 (30 kg)
bench press 3 x 12 (30 kg)
pull overs 3 x 15 (12 kg)
butterflies 8 x 25 kg, 10 x 20 kg, 10 x 20 kg
l-sit 1 x 10
planks 3 x je 1 Min.

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:09 am
by brahmanya devi

10 min. running on machine
hatha yoga sun salutations

upright row with barbell (multipress) 3 x 10 (20 kg)
barbell bent over row 1 x 10 (30 kg)
front squats 2 x 10 (12,5 kg)
lateral dumbbell raise 1 x 10 (5 kg)
shoulder press with dumbbells 3 x 12 (7 kg)
walking lunges 1 x 20

(i think i need to change day 1 and 3 of the 3-split. yesterday was not optimum)

90 min. yoga lesson

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:26 am
by brahmanya devi

50 minutes gymnastics/stretching
sun salutations

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:29 pm
by brahmanya devi
today i went for running.

10,7 + 1 km
1:03:27 h
average speed 10,2 km/h
altitude difference: 182

it felt good and the speed was ok, not too slow.

tomorrow we will go for 74 km with the mountain-bike :blob4:

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:06 pm
by brahmanya devi
mountain-biking today:

total distance 74,6 km
3:13:50 h
max. speed 63,4 km/h
average speed 23,1 km/h
altitude difference: 845 m

during the last break, i stretched the hole body.