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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:37 pm 
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This week I only did some mini-sessions of bodyweight training, and almost no cycling... I was working about everyday... the odometer I bought only 3 weeks ago is not even working! modern world, making cheap things that we throw away in the garbage after a few weeks -- I paid this odometer 60$ to avoid this but it seems like the 20$ models were better. And this week it seems like it's gonna rain everyday! I'll go to the nearest gym to check the prices, if it's not too expensive I'll join in and lift heavy weights this summer.

Saturday 14th of June was the only intense workout I did:
I went outside and ran in the trail in the woods, and stopped each time I saw something heavy -- tree trunks and rocks to lift and throw, also blocks of concrete.
So today, sunday, I feel soreness in some muscles, espescially my back and shoulders.

I hope I can go to that gym, I want to gain some mass this summer, while cutting. I don't think it's ironic or unrealistic, as long as I feel I have lots of energy.

So starting tomorrow, I'll post more often, with regular data progress of bodyweight, bodyfat, before/after pics, I'll write what I eat, and numbers of the weight I lift. I hope in 2-3 months I can make huge progress in deadlifts, squats , bench, chest and leg press, even if it's exercices I almost never done because I always was more into endurance training and bodyweight lifting.

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This sounds great my friend. A whole new leaf starting tomorrow with the diet and the training. I'm very excited for you. As long as you make it a priority and put the time and effort in, you'll see the results. Just make sure to set aside the time every day or on your training days, to do just that. You will probably be in pain and not feel comfortable right away once you perform all these new movements with barbells and dumbells but give it three weeks and you'll wonder how you lived without them and you'll be totally comfortable with the movements. Anyway, you have much experience with calisthenics so you'll probably adapt really quick.

I hear ya with those damn odometers/mileage counters. I bought a cateye, thinking they were really good. Not even a week having it, the snap in and out holster broke and i can't keep it snapped in any longer. I haven't gotten it replaced yet but thanks for reminding me b/c i need to give them a call to complain.

Nice jog, that sounds like so much fun. I live in the concrete jungle so no such trails like that anywhere near me!

love the rain also. It's alot of fun. Cycling on flats isn't all so bad but i could imagine it would be more challenging on mountainous areas like what you did!

I can't wait to be cycling more often, you've been doing a good deal, right on man.... 8) 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:32 am 
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UNfortunatly the prices of the only gym in the area is way too expensive, it's a ripoff, when I saw the list of prices on the sheet I almost laughed at the face of the manager. Because I used to go in gyms in Montreal, now that I'm in a small town, there's some huge difference in prices lol. I can't afford to pay 63$/month, and this cheap gym is no way near what the YMCAs in Montreal had to offer for 55$ like 3 floors of machines and dozens of different classes. Also, I once was a member of a beautiful gym for only 25$/month... so he can stick that 63$ in his ass and I'm gonna search for huge stones to lift in my backyard : ) There's still the kung fu classes I'll see what's the prices and maybe there's some free weights in the dojo. Anyway I'm pretty sure I won't stay in the village for winter and will probably go back to city, where there's good gyms for cheap prices. I could buy a set of weights with barbell for less than 100$ but I had this before and left it before moving, I don't wanna buy anything else too bulky, I'm in the process of minimizing to the maximum all material things I owne and giving away everything that is superfluous or too big. I have this idea of perfection and simplicity, not to be emotionnally atached to any object, and that everything I owne could enter in a suitcase and a car, so in a near future I can just live on the road and do whatever I feel like.

So this week:Yesterday I made 7k on bike, then walked 10k because I had a flat, carriying my bike and some kilos of food.
It's gonna rain all week, and it's pretty cold weather... nothing very inspiring for me... no bike rides and anyway I got a flat, 3 times at the same place ! I repaired it 2 times but everytime after less than 5k it's happening again, I guess I'll buy a new air tube.
Monday and tuesday, I was too weak to workout because I didn't put enough calories in my juices. Now that I fix that I already feel more power and energy so I'll get back to training today. 3 days / week of weightlifting (perhaps 2 days heavy weight, and 1 day 75% max in between), the rest of the week will be cardio: walking, running, cycling.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:20 pm 
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June 16-22

It rains 6 days/week since 2 weeks now so I can't do any cycling.

19 June: mini-sessions during all day because I felt hyperactive (perhaps because of the green tea I had in the morning on empty stomach)

22: 10 minutes weightlifting followed by 10 minutes running outside and then another 10 minutes of weightlifting.

I also felt tired 4 days out of 7 because I started a juice fasting with too low calorie intake. But I noticed I felt tired not very because of calories but because of my work that I hate now. I'm full of energy, but as soon as I arrive to work I fell depressed and no energy at all for all day, then as soon as I can get out of there I can run 10km. It's because I don't find this job interresting anymore and it affects me, my positive energy suddenly transform into negative energy which produce stress. So I'm gonna quit that job in less than 1 month that's for sure, it's not even like if I absolutly need this job, I got other incomes. I'm not gonna waste most of summer at this place!

Now I take in more calories from the juices and I have more energy.
It's still gonna rain this week too but I'll try to keep myself busy.

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It has started the summer rains here in Florida...every day from 3-30 it pours....odd.
Hurricane season has also began...hopefully we won't get any here...Hurricanes definitely put a damper on my workouts...
too busy running around trying to do everything without electricity...and when the air conditioner breaks it is dangerous we could overheat :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Hey! I just found your logs, and I wanted to say way to go! You look like you are doing great work; an inspiration to vegans everywhere!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:03 am 
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Thanks for visiting.
Wow Emmybear, hurricanes. We never have this in Quebec. I'd love to trin outside during a hurricane or a tornado. Lol I'm just kidding. But I love the calm and silence before a storm, when the electricy is charging in the air and the leaves in the trees make noise in the wind. I kind of like rain too, but hate it when it's everyday like lately.

I haven't done much training lately. Been working at my two jobs, walking, cycling a little and that's it.

I'm so lazy these days, I really must get back to training seriously, with a workout program for this month especially. I'm still on the liquid feast for the next two weeks but that won't stop me. On the contrary, this is giving me full energy with only 4-5 hours of sleep needed. I woke up at 5 a.m and did a set of 25 chin-up. Yesterday I did a few sets of chin-ups, 24, 28, 25. Some pull-ups: 26, 24.
I don't know if I'll have time to start training this week (I should, it could take only 30 minutes per session, no big deal) I'm going to Montreal today, probably I'll train tomorrow after I get back. I want to see if I can gain huge lean mass within a short period of time and on this juice fast. Maybe I could if I had access to a good gym, but I don't. Though I,m gonna try my best to find other ways, searching for anything to lift, stones, tree trunks, etc. What sucks is that there's no good grip with those. At least I can do bodyweight training but it won't add much mass to what I already have.
As soon as the sun comes up more regulary I'll do cycling as often as I can.

In beginning of August I'll post some before/after pics.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:06 am 
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Huge lean mass and short period of time do not fit together very well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:10 am 
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I think Guillame's english was miscommunicated there and he meant to say that he wants to put on alot of lean body mass in a short amount of time. I agree though that it doesn't happen overnight and the best way to pack on alot of lbm is to bulk up and add bf as well....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:04 am 
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that's it, I think you were both right about what I said : gaining some lean mass in just 1 month. Without gaining a single gram of bodyfat, but continue on losing some.
I already lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks (-10lbs during the first week, and then -2 1/2 pound/week), going from 135lbs to now 120lbs.
But I wasn't working out. Too much work, too much rain, lack of energy. I still gonna have to work, and don't have access to a gym, but I'll try at least to get back to a regular training program for the next 4 weeks.

If those programs won't help me gaining huge lean mass because I don't have anything very heavy to lift around here, it will give some results anyway if I put enough intensity and effort and sleep a lot. Then I'll lift heavier during winter or whenever I can join a gym when I'll move back to the city.
Note: I'll do cycling too on the same days of weightlifting otherwise I'll never get the chance to do bike this summer. But when it's only 3 days of weightlifting/week I'll split : 3 days weightlifting/ 3 days cycling.

My 5 weeks program:

1 week (5 days and 1 day cardio)
"300 work out"
Using only bodyweight or extra weight that allows doing the specified number of reps

25 pull-ups
50 deadlifts
50 push-ups
50 box jumps
50 "floor wipers"
50 "clean and press"
25 more pull-ups


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1 week (5 days and 1 day cardio)
Brad Pitt’s Fight Club training

Perform 3 sets of each exercise, taking approximately 60 seconds to rest between each set. 15 reps.
Use techniques such as reverse grips.
Add AB work out everyday or 2

Monday -- Chest

Different kinds of pushups

Tuesday -- Back

wide and close grip pull-ups
lower back raise

Wednesday -- Shoulders

Arnold dumbbell press
Lateral raises
Front raises

Thursday -- Biceps/Triceps

bicep curls
Hammer curls
close-grip push-ups
Dips


Friday -- Legs

Squats
Calf raise
Speed rope
Cycling

Saturda -- Cardio
Cycling

Sunday -- Rest

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1 week (3 days)
Program to gain mass

squat, deadlift, bench, overhead press, rows, chins.
I'll try to find heavy stuff to lift, like stones, tree trunks, cars, etc.

Use special techniques such as low reps (rest & pause), slow reps, negative reps.
Add AB workout and cycling for the other 3 days.

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1 Week (5 days and 1 day cardio)
bodyweight training

4 sets of 25 reps for each exercises
using all variants and different grips

push-up
pull-up
sit-up
squat

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1 week (3 days + 3 days cycling)
Bruce Lee type of organized schedule

mon: 100% max
wed: 75% max
fri: 100% max

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:58 pm 
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I started to work out yesterday, with the "300 workout".
Normally it only takes about 20-25 minutes to do, depending in how many sets I'm able to do the 25 or 50 reps for each exercices, and I add some sets of other exercices in between the sets of the program, to avoid resting in between sets. Here's a video showing what is this work-out. http://youtube.com/watch?v=ggiYjRelWgc

Monday

-1 hour bike ride
-1 hour "300 work out"

Tuesday
-I had another flat on my bike. So I walked and jogged, about 10-15 km for the day.
-1 hour "300 work out"

After those 2 days of training, my vascularity came back. I don't feel any soreness though, despite the fact that this work out is pretty hardcore.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:30 pm 
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Love it. Way to stay active and make use of those high energy levels from your liquid rocket fuel diet :D

Why do you keep getting flats LOL. Do I recall you talking about flats in the past and how you kept getting them or am I confusing you with someone else. Replace the tubes completely as they may be worn out and more susceptible and get some 'no flat' Armadillo tires for your ride. Sure they can get flat but not as easily....

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:14 am 
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Love it. Way to stay active and make use of those high energy levels from your liquid rocket fuel diet :D

Why do you keep getting flats LOL. Do I recall you talking about flats in the past and how you kept getting them or am I confusing you with someone else. Replace the tubes completely as they may be worn out and more susceptible and get some 'no flat' Armadillo tires for your ride. Sure they can get flat but not as easily....


Exactly ! I got tired of all the flats I got recently so now I just replace the whole tube. It's just a bit more expensive then buying a glue tube and patches. Or I can repair the flats later and have some spare tubes for later .

I love going back to training. It give positive energy for the rest of the day, and it will surely transform my physique too!

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Wow, it's been a long time since I haven't wrote anything here...

Well, in about a month, I'll start training in the gym again, lifting heavy, doing compound exercices, trying to gain mass :D Things I haven't really done before, because I was more into bodyweight exercices, endurance, etc.

So, I'm excited in training again soon, so I couldn't wait, and started a light workout... the 100 push-ups program. I started at week 3, I'm now at week 4. Very easy program so far; I'll see if I can do a hundred push-ups soon :twisted: Or way more, as some people can do like 200, 300...

Here's some videos of me doing the program. Need to do some easy sets of like 20, and the 5th one is my max (usually around 40, 50). If I'd do only 1 set, I could do about 65 or a bit more.

But first, what I did today: just running to the closest town. But I like the numbers, so round and perfect:

Time: 1 hour
Average Heart Rate: 185
Max Heart Rate: 200

(Actually, max was 201... :x)

For about 10 or 12 km. I was sweating like a pig in the bus to go back, and it was crowded inside.

Week3 Day3





Day1 Week4


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