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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:12 pm 
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New Workout:

Week 1 2/18 - 2/24

Resistance Training
-Total Time: 5 hours 56 minutes
-Rested saturday but also cycled 33miles outdoors
-Finished cycle 1/8
-Did 50 pushups at home

Cardio
Approx Total Time: 6 hours
-Played 8 games of racquetball (2 days)
-Jogged 6 miles outdoors (2 days)
-Cycled 33 miles outdoors (1 day)

Highlights
-Getting SWOL after 5 minutes into each workout and sore next day. In
the beginning, wouldn't get a pump until the next 2 days, very pleased.
-First barbell bench press of the year. Something about loading up two
45lb plates and repping out felt very magical, like fulfilling a major void in
my life. Best feeling i've had in a very long time, probably since my last
bench press.
-Showed up for 4m race on wrong day. Races usually on sunday, was on
saturday, messed up; pissed it was supposed to be the first race of the
year.
-Got first look at VBBF gear. PT looked at 'Vegan' knit hat and had a
mystified look on his face, yeh that's right buddy Vegan bodybuilder
baby.
-Decided to ss and dropset the very set set of the very last exercise for
each bodypart every workout to get a little extra burn.
-OA mailed me back and said the cycling nyc team is at capacity (sucks)
but they welcome me to train with them whenever and they expressed
interest in starting up a running squad. I might just have to organize
that!!!
-Met the 'Gym Nazi' of the gym open late on weekends. 1 minute before
closing time, he screams at all to get out, gyms closed. 2 minutes later,
he chases you out the locker room and yells again...

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you are going to turn into the jolly GREEN giant


belleadonna,

as far as the color, this guy is perfect. I think I may have to paint on some dark green body paint if I ever compete again. That should shock the crowd, haha.

But as for this guy's physique, C'MON! He's quite fit but he isn't a hardcore bb. I think we need to get richard to edit this guy's features and make him bigger and give it more of a bb appeal. His legs are too narrow; they look like a slighlty beefed up victoria's secret model's legs. I want to see quads bulging out man!

Anyway, it's still a great dude to be compared to so thanks.

And if I ever go out to compete, I want my trophy to look exactly like this one :wink:

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Week 2: 2/25 - 3/2

Resistance Training
-Total Time: 10hrs 45min :shock:
-Took saturday off, pulled an all nighter friday night
-Finished cycle 3/8
-Did 75 pushups at home

Cardio
-Approx Total Time: 7 1/2 hours
-Played 8 games of racquetball
-Jogged 13 1/2 miles outdoors (including 5k race on sunday for nyrrc)
-Cycled only 30 miles outdoors :(

Highlights
-A lot more time spent resistance training with this new program.
-Vein Report. Had no vascularity when I started. Since then, forearms
have developed noticeable vascularity and the arm veins are slowly
creeping up from the ends but not full blown yet, arrrrgh!
-Calluses on hands developed immediately as a result of heavy shrugs
and deadlifts. Getting used to the new and improved grip, i love it!
-Got complimented on my chest at a party on friday night even though
imo, i'm still small, felt good.
-Been hittin forearms very very hard and it shows but really weird, i've
been trying to even out symmetry by hitting right forearm harder with
ss's and it's a tad stronger at this point then my left forearm but still
noticeably small, i don't get it...
-Ran race with my sister who gave up meat for lent and her fiance today,
dummers and bag pipe played throughout the whole event, really cool!
-Did sets of unassisted dips for the first time again, 3 sets 6-8 reps per
set. Can't wait to add weight to them :wink:
-One more league game left on monday and then the finals, which I will be
in and I hate to mention that because I don't want to jinx myself but
whatever, i'm excited! I want to bring that trophy home for team
vegan...
-My home turf extended weekend hours to 8pm, yipee :!: :!: :!:

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Week 3: 3/3 - 3/9

Resistance Training
-Total Time: 4hrs 52min
-Rested monday, then got very ill on friday. Still bed ridden


Cardio
-Approx total time: 3hrs, 15min
-Played 13 games racquetball

Highlights
-Made it into racquetball league finals
-Fell very ill friday night, fever escalated up to 103.3 and I am still bed
ridden; horrible cough as well. Missed fri, sat and sun. Will probably not make it into the gym until
wednesday
-probably lost some weight as I can barely eat fruit.
-On a good note, co-workers I haven't seen in 2 mos, saw me and
immediately commented on how 'strong' I look. They couldn't believe it
and one wanted my number to train with me and get help on diet, felt
really good.

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Lean and Green wrote:
It must be the bulk greens that came in the mail two days ago. Been chugging away ever since. My wonderful greens! sigh...........



I was curious what was chlorella... I checked on the net and it seems like a very interesting source of proteins, with many good things like the chlorophyll to name just one. Perhaps more interresting than spirulina. I'm wondering if it's good for my blood type though. I'm "A", it's not in the list of food in my Adamo book, but it says to avoid blue-green seaweeds...

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Not sure what to tell you on that one bud. I read a book like that once, eat right for your blood type and it told me that b/c i am a type O blood, that I should be eating mostly meat and that I would do very poorly on a vegetable based diet yet here I am. I don't know anything about your Adamo book, however, so I cannot critique.

What I can tell you, is that chlorella is in fact, like you say, a good source of protein and is also a extremely good heavy metal detoxifier. One thing to note though, like other blue green algaes (klamath lake blue-green, etc...), it doesn't exactly taste too good. Spirulina tastes much better. I'd recommend combining the two together and throwingt some berries in the smoothei or something.

Spirulina, I can chug with plain ol' water straight up without a problem. I even find it quite pleasurable. When it comes to chlorella, I cannot say the same. I can do it but the experience is not enjoyable unless I mix in some fruit or something.

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(...) a good source of protein and is also a extremely good heavy metal detoxifier.


thanks for info. But I forgot to ask something. I've read also that it takes all the pollution molecules in the air where it grows, so it is important to buy from a good company that grows it far from any pollution. You suggest me your brand... "Yaeyama" I think ?

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Thanks for all the info in the mail.
It's quite an expensive product but I'm sure it's worth it. Perhaps I'll try some in the future.
For the Blood type diet, I'm surprised. I was sure you had vegetarian blood (A), like most people here I guess. 75% of world population is Type A. That make sense, 3/4 humans should be vegetarian or vegan... maybe the rest tolerate better the meat, but that don't mean they should eat some everyday and at each meal.

Are you sure your blood is Type "O" ?

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LOL yes i'm quite sure. It's O+ I donate blood and platelets every month; make no mistake in it. Yes the algaes are expensive, that's why I buy in bulk to get 65% off.

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I am 0- meat eater blood type, blood type diet is some crafted BS.

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yeah I guess that blood type diet is crap. That doctor doesn't say if he's been watching on microscope how blood cells reacts with each food. I'm gonna continue with that, but if I want a slice of tomato in a sandwich or if I want a banana, I'm not gonna stop myself like I was doing before !


Hey Lean & Green, continue ! I've read the posts, you're training really hard. I'm gonna follow every week. You must be in top shape, if not you're on the right way to be soon !

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Thank you I'm Your Man, it's nice to hear motivation :wink:

I would just like to say that it is most awesome to have everyone blogging on their journals so diligently. It seems that is is much more so than a a month ago and I absolutely love to read everyones to feed off of success and info. It is very refreshing and I thank al for keeping on point with them.

Well first things first, say hello to the NEW RACQUETBALL CHAMP!!!

I took first place in my racquetball league and won in the finals. I'm getting a trophy, woo hoo!!! Vegan Power.

Also, it seems like deadlifts are running the entire show out of all my lifts. I am way stronger in them, significantly, than any other exercise.

Deadlift Day

Deadlifts: 225x8, 235x8, 245x8, 255x8, 265x8, 265x8
Romanian Deadlifts 195x8, 205x8, 205x8

none of my lifts for any other exercise can even come close to comparing; squats are stuck at an abysmal 205x8 on the last set.

Week 4 3/10 - 3/16

Resistance Training
-Total Time: 5 hrs, 26min
-missed 3 days, mon, tues and fri due to getting over a horrible cold.

Cardio
-Total Time: 1 hour
-Played 4 games of racquetball; only because it was the league finals and
I wanted to end it, win and get a trophy, which I did. I was wheezing up
my lung afterwards because I am still coughing from the cold.

Highlights
-As mentioned above this weekend was slow for me cause I only broke
my fever on tuesday and after wed and thurs i needed a break fri. I also
skipped some parts of my workouts because I felt so crappy. I couldn't
picture doing good mornings and coughing and spasming though I did get
my squats in...
-The calluses on my hands are ripping off and it looks like I have been
doing construction for years, I love it. I also bought some deadlifting
straps as the barbell is starting to get hard to grasp after 255lbs. I miss
putting them on and folding them to keep em locked on, felt good to use
them.
-I figured out that a good way to have others avoid you (in addition to the
headphones) is to wear your green smoothie while training. People are
scared of the got green smile and they even look at you like your a
maniac which only fuels my fire. Plus it helps me get my algae intake in;
I have been averaging 2 shakes a workout one during and one on the
way home.
-Recruiting others at the gym to train outdoors and jog/run races with me.
I have 3 female friends of mine who are going to hopefully join up and
race together with me and they are all serious athletes.

Chest day Monday and cough is almost gone, i'm so excited.....[/u]

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Week 5 3/17 - 3/23

Resistance Training
-Total Time: 6 hrs, 56 min
-I think that i'm going to start including the poundages on the three
staples as it's exciting to watch them increase every week.
-Squats: 185x8, 195x8, 195x8. 205x8, 215x8, 225x7
Deadlifts: 235x8, 245x8, 255x8, 265x8, 275x8, 275x7
Incline Chest: 125x8, 130x8, 135x7 Flat Chest: 125x8, 135x8, 140x8
-worked out 5/7 days
-Started cycle 5/8

Cardio
-Approx Total Time: 1 hr 15min
-Played 5 games of racquetball.

Highlights
-I am finally able to attempt some weighted dips and I just found out
someone stole the dip belt. I managed, however, to do some with a 10lb
dumbell on my legs. Here's to working up to serious weighted dips!!!
-People keep asking me if I have green lipstick on b/c of my got greens s
mile. One lady, whom I thought was checking me out, stopped her
workout just to ask me why I was such a freak and why I insist on
painting my lips green to go to the gym, haha!
-One day I don't bring my music player and I am forced to listen to spice
girls while trying to lift, is that necessary??
-Gained alot of respect on the racuqetball; my game is getting stronger.
-I need to start upping the cardio again...

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I see you're doing mostly big general exercices like squats and deadlifts, to focus on gaining mass.
I never done a lot of those things before. I think I done one 4 or 5 deadlifts in my life, just to try, lol. But I want to make more and more, espescially after summer.

So how do you judge your progress so far, are you happy about your effort level and your gains ?

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I swear by squat, deadlifts and bench press all with the barbell. A couple of bbs here say that barbell bench press is too taxing and they prefer dumbells and i respect them as they are serious lifters but for me, I prefer the barbell. These exercises always give me the greatest results and I generally focus my workouts on revolving around them as the core and other exercises to strengthen them.

I would highly recommend you consider implementing deads and squats into your regimen. I don't see enough people doing them and for me they're crucial. I would do clean and presses as well but I am spastic when it comes to doing them properly. Being a lefty, I never had ideal form playing sports but I always excelled. I could never take a lesson on how to play a sport b/c I don't use conventional style.

As far as my results are concerned, I am very satisfied on my lbm gains as I see a steady increase in size regularly. I wish, however, that I could do a better job on lowering bf but I work up such an appetite and I figure if my body really wants the intake then I give it what it wants. I guess it's just time to grow and not worry about leaning out yet....

Btw, I played 12 games of racquetball today after my chest and biceps workout. Was at the gym from 4:30 - 11:30 and I would've been there longer but I wanted to shower bf they closed. For some reason I had a ridiculous surge of energy today so I ran with it. Felt great.....

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