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#31 Postby xSkotx » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:16 pm

Cardio day - 25/02/08

Elliptical Cyclette: 30 minutes diff.5/12

Treadmill: 12 minutes Interval Training, diff.8/12

Jogging for about 30 minutes, easy going
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#32 Postby xSkotx » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:09 pm

Okay, the good news is that now I have a wonderful idea for the title, but its after three pages of logging :?
I bought myself as a gift for the first month of training the accu measure (BF counter). Now, I know that, in my constitution, most of my bf is stored in my belly and upper legs anyway... but reading 21 percent BF really was discouraging today. Since I began with 2 kg more, it seems I had around 24 percent to begin.

So, now this blog shall be titled "From 24 to 9 percent!" Lets give this day some optimism.. :P


26/02/08

Bench press, 20 kg, 2x10, 30 kg 2x6
Biceps curls: 9-7 kg, 3x8
Triceps isolated: 7-8 kg, 3x12-10-8-6
Pectorals: 8-9-10-12-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-6-4
Shoulders: 8-12 kg, 3x10-8-6-4
Back Machine: 30-35-40 kg, 12-10-8
Squats: 20 kg 2x10, 40 kg 2x6

Going to add: Compound back exercise next time.

Cardio:

2x12 mins (30 sec pause) Interval training on the treadmill, diff 8/12 (1.9 km each)
1x30 min elliptical cyclette (10 km, doing it interval- like)
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#33 Postby xSkotx » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:55 pm

Ops, skipped a day. Well, it wasnt much to begin with. Oh, and from now on things in red are stuff worse than the previous week, and green means I got better with the exercise. New ex. are blue.

27/02/08

Cardio: 2x 12 min HIIT treadmill (diff. 8/9 out of 12)

28/02/08

Bench press
, 20 kg, 2x10, 30 kg 2x6
Biceps curls: 8 kg, 3x8
Triceps isolated: 7-8 kg, 3x8 (prefer to keep isolated exercises 3x8 for now.)
Pectorals: 8-9-10-12-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-6-4
Shoulders: 8-10 kg, 3x8 (as before)
Back Compound: 7 kg, 3x12
Squats: 20 kg 2x10, 40 kg 2x6

Cardio: 2x 12 min HIIT treadmill (diff. 8/8 out of 12)
50 mins jogging with a really slow pace, actually more for the sake of talking.
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#34 Postby Lean and Green » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:35 pm

i am curious as to know of why some exercises are getting worse rather than flat lining or improving.

I looked up your previous workout; is it just because you are trying to change the amount of reps but even so, if anything, you should be able to at least maintain or even increase the weight. Your poundages look okay but you said 'the stuff worse than last week'.

Usually when you first start out everything just continues to improve and even down the road, the worst that could happen is you flat line until you switch stuff up, unless:

1. you are overtraining
2. You're losing an exceptional amount of weight and some of it is muscle, which is inevitable.

I think it's hard to overstimulate and overtrain when you first start and I feel that when you first start out, even if you are leaning out, you still are gaining muscle at a much more rapid rate so muscle it evens itself out.

I wonder what could be going on or am i misinterpreting what you meant to say...

either way, keep up the good work, I like your journal and a day off here and there is ok, I do it too.
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#35 Postby xSkotx » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:13 am

Thanks for the input and advice I received for my latest post :D
Well, I do hope the red exercises will be as rare as possible, but I am a pessimist at heart, so I felt like adding the color for that as well. BTW, the two red exercises of last time were done worse partly because I (ignorantly) thought isolated exercises would be good for my strength as well.
I informed myself somehow in this last month, learning from scratch about what is actually useful and what is gibberish, so I got mostly input that curls and the like just get you a good body for display. While not disliking the idea :P I think that the decreasing reps (six and four) would not have done much anyway, so I cut the exercise to only three reps of 8.

I couldnt manage a whole series of 8 of 12 kg, when I was used to have four reps with that, so I cut that weight off. Was I misinformed, or would the change of reps bring me worse results?

I guess I should have informed myself sooner, but I definitely intend on going to the gym with the thought of growing better no matter what!

Im planning my second "stage" more thoroughly. I will post a planned schedule tomorrow..


29/02/08

Cardio day

12 minutes HIIT on the treadmill diff.8/12. (Some of told me daily interval training would tire my heart and generally bring little results and bad health; what would your opinion be? I prefer it much over jogging at a definite pace.)

30 minutes elliptical cyclette, diff 5/12



Going to hit the gym now!
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#36 Postby xSkotx » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:05 pm

01/03/08

Cardio: 12 mins Interval Training on the treadmill, 8/12

Weights:

Bench press, 20 kg, 2x12, 30 kg 2x6
Biceps curls: 9kg, 3x8
Triceps isolated: 8-9-10 kg, 3x8
Pectorals: 9-10-12-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-4
Shoulders: 9-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-4
Back Compound: 8-9-10 kg, 3x12
Squats: 30 kg 2x12, 40 kg 2x6

Most of this green is probably cause I didnt do nearly as much cardio as I do during the week. But I felt like making a higher standard for myself to beat than the reddish last days program :D
I changed the reps on the shoulder exercise again, as it felt simply easier wih those I had been training with.
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#37 Postby xSkotx » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:25 pm

Oh, damn. Had a couple of frantic days - including a school exam, a fish smelling bureucrat and a sore shoulder which didnt allow me to bench press any good.

3/03/08

2x12 min HIIT treadmill
1x six min jogging treadmill

4/03/08

skipped...

5/03/08

30 mins ellyptical cyclette, diff. 5/12
12 mins HIIT treadmill

Bench press, 20 kg, 2x12. My shoulder was sore, didnt want to injure it an further with heavier weight.

Biceps curls: 9-10kg, 3x8
Triceps isolated: 8-9-10 kg, 3x8
Pectorals: 9-10-12-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-4
Shoulders: 9-12 kg, 3x12-10-8 (as previously stated, I went on until it was almost painful, then stopped)
Back Compound: 8-9-10 kg, 3x12
Squats: 30 kg 2x12, 50 kg 2x6


Still greenish, even with the small accident. I will repair that in two days!

Next week I will be in Austria, so I probably
1) will have very little vegan food besides pasta and bread = terrile diet
2) only walking as an exercise, and as my teachers are morbidly obese, that seems to be in doubt as well.

Wish I couldnt go, really. Well, after that Cycle 2 of my cutting will begin!
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#38 Postby xSkotx » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:32 pm

06/03/08

Cardio:

30 mins normal cyclette (actually my first time not on an ellyptical. Somehow more difficult; i did it with a constant speed, not interval as usual)

12 mins HIIT on an ellyptical cyclette.

I relly have to get back to calysthenics. And also, my meals arent as regular as they were. Will work on it.
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#39 Postby xSkotx » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:39 pm

07/03/08

Cardio:

30 mins ellyptical cyclette, diff. 5/12
12 mins HIIT treadmill, diff. 8/12

Slowly becoming boring. But the other cardio machines look like failures.


Weights:


Bench press, 20 kg, 2x12, 30 kg 1x6 [shoulder still some sore]
Biceps curls: 9-10kg, 3x8
Triceps isolated: 8-9-10 kg, 3x8
Pectorals: 9-10-12-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-4
Shoulders: 9-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-4 [this is easy]
Back Compound: 8-10-12 kg, 3x12
Squats: 30 kg 2x12, 50 kg 2x6
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#40 Postby xSkotx » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:01 pm

Going to Austria tomorrow :wink: WIll come back with training and logging saturday.
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#41 Postby Lean and Green » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:11 pm

find a gym in Austria n sling some iron! Do it for me; i've been bed ridden for 3 days and will probaby be for another 2.
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#42 Postby xSkotx » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:24 pm

Aw, I wish I could, but it was a scool organised trip - no free time at all.

But today I got back on track, and with today Cycle 1 is closed :)

Cardio:

45 minutes elliptical cyclette, steady rhythm, diff. 5/12
12 minutes HIIT on the treadmill, diff. 8/12


Ill be posting my new program this evening for Cycle 2. Still cutting, even though it feels like I lost most of my gains in this damn trip. Sucks.
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#43 Postby xSkotx » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:56 pm

17/03/08

Cardio day!

45 minutes of eiptical cyclette, diff 5/12
12 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill, diff 8/12.
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#44 Postby xSkotx » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:33 am

Ugh, was too tired even to update yesterday! I surely felt the lack of a weeks worth of training.

Bench press: 30 kg, 2x12, 40 kg 1x6 (very sloppy)
Biceps curls: 9-10-10kg, 3x8
Triceps isolated: 9-9-10 kg, 3x8
Pectorals: 9-10-12-14 kg, 3x12-10-8-4 (more sloppy than usual)
Shoulders: 9-12 kg, 3x12-10-8-4
Back Compound: 8-10-12 kg, 3x12
Squats: 30 kg 2x12, 60 kg 2x6


Going to work on this for this week, than I will be changing program; probably keeping the bench press, squats and back exercise as they are, since they are the newest of the bunch.
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#45 Postby xSkotx » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:00 pm

Cardio day - 19/03/08

45 mins of elliptical cyclette, diff 5/12
12 mins HIIT on the treadmill, diff 8/12
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