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 Post subject: tiiiti's training journal
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:41 pm 
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I have a little notebook where I have wrote down any sports I've done since the end of june. That's when after five years of doing absolutely nothing I finally joined a gym

Now I decided to start a training log here too, at least that way I'd have something to write to this forum 8)

So this is my last week:

Tuesday:
Went to a dance class (45min), and a core class (30min). Core is a class where you do all sorts of back and stomach exercises

Wednesday:
In-door cycling (30min), and after that went to the gym to do about half of my gym routine.
(just by the way: I'm not too familiar with the english strength training lingo..I had to do a lot of research so I'd no what the following things are called, and some might not be accurate..)
* lying triceps extension (8kg dumbbell) 3x12
* bicep curl (7kg+7kg dumbbells) 3x10+10
* barbell row (20kg) 3x12
* bench press (9kg+9kg dumbbells) 3x12
* barbell squat (10kg) 3x10

Thursday
DanceAerobic (1h), and after that went to the gym to do the stuff that I didn't yesterday
*barbell lunge (10kg) 3x8+8
*back extention (on a back extention bench?) 3x20
*stomack crunch 3x20
*sideways crunch 3x20+20
*side bend (with 10kg dumbbell) 3x20+20
*leg raise (?) 3x12

Friday
Core (30min) and Yoga (1h). I haven't been to yoga in a few weeks, and it really showed

Saturday
BodyCombat (1h). Brutal, but fun. And after that for reasons unknown me and my friend decided to stay for a dance class (45min). I was exhausted for the rest of the day. Too much too soon

Sunday
I was supposed to have a day of rest, but the nice fall air (and my new sneakers) seduced me, so I went for a walk with my friend (1½h)

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I'm very proud, I feel like I did a lot this week. I usually don't do this much, and I am pretty tired

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 Post subject: Re: tiiiti's training journal
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Please, people calm down with the commenting! I don't have time to read them all :wink:

This week of training got off to a bad start..

Monday
Body Pump (1h)
My first, and most likely last time. Didn't like it. I felt really bad about myself in there, which is something I don't usually feel. (What can I say, I'm awsome!) Well, atleast I tried it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:08 pm 
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All the gyms I've had memberships in have different sorts of classes like power yoga, body pump, spinning etc. I've never participated once in any class so I wonder, which do you prefer, the classes or the gym workouts?

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xjohanx wrote:
All the gyms I've had memberships in have different sorts of classes like power yoga, body pump, spinning etc. I've never participated once in any class so I wonder, which do you prefer, the classes or the gym workouts?

I prefer the classes (I love that there is so much variety), but I like the gym too. The best thing about the gym workout is that I can listen to my own music. I can't take in that much europop (what seems to be the prefered music in most classes..swedish gym chain :P), without listening to hardcore every once in a while

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I hope you are talking about the cool kind of hardcore and not the wierd trance type :D :wink:

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xjohanx wrote:
I hope you are talking about the cool kind of hardcore and not the wierd trance type :D :wink:

Ewwwwwww!! I've heard that some people call that weird trance sh*t hardcore. Shudders! I'm talking about the real deal

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SIKE! That's awesome. Gotta love hardcore vegans!

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 Post subject: Re: tiiiti's training journal
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xjohanx wrote:
SIKE! That's awesome. Gotta love hardcore vegans!

Yeah, I agree 100% :)

Tuesday:
Dance (45min)

I was supposed to go to a boxing class with my friend, but I didn't feel too hot today. But I had to go to the dance class for a little pick me up, after the Body Pump put me down last night. Dancing did make me feel good mentally, but physically somethings wrong

I feel like I'm going to sick. Not good. I'll just grab some juice and spend rest of the night lying down

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 Post subject: Re: tiiiti's training journal
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What kind of dance class do you go to? I think dancing would help me, I am rather stiff and I stand "too upright". Not so good for boxing. :(

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bluelilyleif wrote:
What kind of dance class do you go to? I think dancing would help me, I am rather stiff and I stand "too upright". Not so good for boxing. :(

It's this more like an aerobics class with different types of dance styles.

Wednesday:
LatinoFit (1h) I went there for the first time. I figured it would be basically just a lot of hip shaking, and I turned out to be right. It was so much fun! After that I hit the gym for a little while, didn't have time to do a lot 'cos I didn't want to be late for dinner with a friend.
*bicep curl 7kg+7kg dumbbells) 3x10+10
*barbell row (20kg) 3x12
*lying triceps extension (8kg dumbbell) 3x12
*bench press (8kg+8kg dumbbells) 3x12

Thursday:
Went to the gym. Warmed up on cross trainer for 12minutes.
*barbell squat (10kg) 3x10
*back extention (on a back extention bench) 3x20
*stomack crunch 3x20
*sideways crunch 3x20+20
*side bend (with 10kg dumbbell) 3x20+20
*leg raise 3x12
After gym, went to DanceAerobic (1h). Super fun. I felt a little weak though.

I'm going to have at least 3 days off from exercising, 'cos I'm going to go visit some friends. I really need the break :)

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 Post subject: Re: tiiiti's training journal
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This sucks! I wanted to go to body combat today, but instead I get to spend the day having weird fever dreams and sneezing my brains out. Yay..

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It's so great to see you're doing a lot of stuff with free weights. Most of the girls just go with the machines. Well, that's why they don't get proper results.

You go girl! :boxer:

Also, you GOTTA try deadlifts. The girls who come to my private gym love to deadlift. And they're getting stronger really fast!

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I haven't been able to do anything this week. I don't have a fever anymore, but I'm coughing like crazy. This is the first week I haven't gone to the gym since I joined it. THIS SUCKS!!

Everyone else gets to do all sorts of cool activities, and I'm just reading about them in a jealous rage

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 Post subject: Re: tiiiti's training journal
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:14 pm 
The things you are doing and your commitment sound great! :D I hope you are feeling better. Low key exercises are probably best when you are recovering from a cold, since you don't want it to drag on by over-stressing yourself.


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 Post subject: Re: tiiiti's training journal
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Is Body Combat done by the same people that do Body Pump. I'm surprised you don't like Body Pump, I love it! It has helped improve my strength greatly. The dance classes sound like fun! I used to do Latin Cardio, but stopped after a year and a half of going,just to change my routine a bit. But now I sometimes take Cardio Dance, which an insane but wonderful instructor teaches. There's also Hip Hop Hustle which is as fun as the name. I can't dance though, no rhythm, so I know I look wonderful, rofl.

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