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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:01 pm 
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lol you seem terrorised. No I didn't say 1,5kg or 2,5kg or things like that. But don't do the shadow boxing with free weights then, but if you do the circuit training thing, the plus is that even if you lif less heavy reps than on the other days, you still lift a higher tonnage in total at the end of the training session, because you can do more reps, and have time to do more sets too, since there's no rest. It can be beneficial for your muscle grownt.

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:48 pm 
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lol you seem terrorised. No I didn't say 1,5kg or 2,5kg or things like that. But don't do the shadow boxing with free weights then, but if you do the circuit training thing, the plus is that even if you lif less heavy reps than on the other days, you still lift a higher tonnage in total at the end of the training session, because you can do more reps, and have time to do more sets too, since there's no rest. It can be beneficial for your muscle grownt.

Sir, yes Sir. :blob6:

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:27 pm 
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As this is also a food blog, I'll post here a bunch of foods I've taken pictures off

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Sweet and Sour with brown rice and a glass of juice

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Cranberry muffins

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Plain vegan "omelette" made from gram flour on a bread with some vegan mayonese. MY rebellion against raw veganism!

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Soy Schnitzels, mashed yam, tomatoes and fruits.

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
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:tonqe: Mmm... and you didn't invite me ? :x

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:31 am 
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I'm Your Man wrote:
:tonqe: Mmm... and you didn't invite me ? :x

My door's open for you 24/7. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
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HCPinGviini wrote:
I'm Your Man wrote:
:tonqe: Mmm... and you didn't invite me ? :x

My door's open for you 24/7. :lol:
That's good, I'll see you soon honey. But until then, go back to training, and update this log :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:03 pm 
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As IYM said, I haven't updated my journal for a while so now that I got back to the gym for real finally, I can get to post. :oops:

I've said this in the chat room before but I'll say it again so everyone else can see, why I haven't been training lately. I was sick with a flue for a week and later I had to struggle to get back to the routine. I did some bodyweight training still while I was sick but it wasn't anything special.

Like last friday I had a pretty intense ab training session and after it I really had to try my best just to get up from the floor. So it was quite intence. :P

Then yesterday, as Lena01 suggested, I tried horse stance for once again, after 2,5 years of not doing it at all. First 90 sec, then again 90sec with my feet shaking like crazy for the last 30 seconds. Then third time only 60 seconds as my muscles totally had enough. I almost fell onto my arse and I had to grap the chair near by so that I could manage to stand on my feet. But it was really worth it and it totally felt great!

Today at my gym I felt so shy that it took me a while to get myself to do anything. I felt dozens pairs of eyes watching me after I noticed this one guy staring towards me intensly while talking with his friend (who was in a way different direction at the time). made me want to hide, but after a while I had the courage to start squatting. And then Mikko shows up and I just want to slap him as a reward from before, but he somehow didn't come near me and I had a barbell in my hands so I just focused myself to squat.

So today:

Squat 8 x 15kg, 8 x 15kg, 6 x 20kg

Overhead press 10 x 20kg, 10 x 15kg

Pullover 3 x 35kg, 8 x 30kg, 6 x 35kg

Good morning 2 times 10 x 15kg (noticed that my hamstrings need some serious stretching)

back, hyperextention 10 x BW + 10kg plate, 7 x BW + 15kg plate

Bench press 14 x 20kg, 6 x 20kg

Leg press 10 x 65kg

Leg press for calves 26 x 55kg, 20 x 60kg

Roman chair 10, 10 ( I might have been able to done more, but I seem to fear that if I fail, I'm going to have a huge head ache after... And my energy was already dropping before my bench press so I was pretty low at this point)

Dumbbell curls (2 x) 10 x 5kg, (2 x) 6 x 6kg ( my left arms wrist was feeling pain with my 5th and 6th rep so I stopped)

Now I still have left my horse stance and maybe some sit-ups, if I feel strong enough after. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:58 pm 
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That's good that you came back to training :) And I'm impressed by your numbers. Especially on some exercices that I wouldn't dare doing even with zero weight on the barbell, lol. Because I hurt myself trying to do them with too much weight or doing them not properly. I'm doing a similar workout routine than yours, and, just my opinion, you should remove the Pullovers and the Good Mornings, and replace them with Deadlifts, Rows and Chins. Or if you want to do Good Mornings, you can do them with just an empty barbell, it will do the samething. Even Bruce Lee serioulsy injured his back doing this exercise, then said it's better to do it with no weights and it's as efficient. :boxer:

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:23 pm 
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I'm Your Man wrote:
That's good that you came back to training :) And I'm impressed by your numbers. Especially on some exercices that I wouldn't dare doing even with zero weight on the barbell, lol. Because I hurt myself trying to do them with too much weight or doing them not properly. I'm doing a similar workout routine than yours, and, just my opinion, you should remove the Pullovers and the Good Mornings, and replace them with Deadlifts, Rows and Chins. Or if you want to do Good Mornings, you can do them with just an empty barbell, it will do the samething. Even Bruce Lee serioulsy injured his back doing this exercise, then said it's better to do it with no weights and it's as efficient. :boxer:


Impressed by my numbers? Wow, I couldn't have thought about that before as to me my weights seem so light. It seems as I was only playing around with a lighter barbell and not being serious at all, even though this is as good as I seem to be able to do at this point. And I've added the barbells weight to those numbers, so as you can see, I hardly use any plates at all. :augenroller:

To be honest, I hate deadlift. :? My form sucks and I can't seem to be able to fix it and I would hate to do it in a bad form. I can't seem to be able to keep my back straight. I wouldn't want to hurt my back. I think it's because I've used to lift with my back and not with my legs and I'm sure that there's also a weak muscle-factor involved. My hamstrings and glutes aren't just as strong as my quads (and overall I'm a weakling :x ) or then again my back might just stronger. Or then again it just might be all because of fear. Who knows... :?

And I don't really like Good Mornings (that much) either with the barbell (but more than deadlifts for sure!) as the barbell on my neck/upper back isn't that comfortable to me. So I'd be more than happy to hear that you'll have the same effect with no barbell at all. :lol:

Rows I've been planning to do AND I actually did some errmm... Vertical rows :?: with a 15kg barbell before those squats etc. So I might as well add those into my program then for good. :P

Today:

Horse stance 120 secs --> 45min break --> 62secs (failed to do 90secs) --> unknown time sitting on my arse with my legs shaking madly --> 60 secs.

That 120 seconds wasn't as bad as the next two 60 second sessions. I honestly felt like dying and in every break I had this weird superrelaxing feeling in my legs when I sat down. I luckily did this while I had a chair right behind my back as last time I did it I had none and standing up from this position felt so awfully hard at that time that I felt lucky to be able to just sit down after this. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:56 pm 
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Today I didn't go to the gym as I only had slept 1,5 hours last night (problems with sleeping again :?) and I didn't want to take the risk of hurting myself by playing with free weights. Instead I had a 10-minutes crosstrainer session (5 km).

And now Manuel says that I'm his goddess. :lol: No need to get jealous, guimauve...

Oh yeah, there was a christmas dinner today and I think that I ate almost half a kilo of tofu. Marinated tofu, smoked tofu... :heart: I could have ate even more than just that. And with tofu there was also some Finnish christmas dishes such as potato, carrot, rutabaga and yam casserole and rosolli. :heart:

Food really makes you happy. As when I left for lunch I was feeling down as I had been arguing with my father and all that. I was so down and so pissed off at the same time that I even said to my friend, when he asked me what's up, that I'm really really pissed off (which I don't usually say out loud). But when I got back from lunch I was just smiling and was so happy that I didn't feel pissed off at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
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Funny, because today, I had to listen to what my dad was saying too. And I got -- not pissed off, but just that I couldn't listen to the kind of stuff he always says -- so I went ouside, put my ear phones, walked in the cold, eating an apple and felt so much better :D

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:54 am 
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Bodyweight training. :P

Yesterday I did horse stance for 120, 60 and 30 seconds. Might have managed to do 45 seconds in the last one, but but... :D I felt exhausted anyway and my legs were shaking because of that 30 seconds too.

Then I just did some stretching.

Today I did a fast tempo circuit training with bw full squats, knee push-ups (I found it too hard doing regulars) and sit-ups.

15 reps of full squats, then 20 push-ups and 25 sit-ups. Only twice of each since I felt so exhausted after.

I wish we had bigger dumbbells than those 6,6lbs (3kg) dumbbells we currently have. I could do something with those too, but not that much.

Now I just have this feeling, that I should have done much much more than that. :augenroller: I guess I'm never satisfied with my work out as I always have this feeling that every one else is doing much much more.

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lol, angst. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
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Currently I can't sleep, train or eat properly. :? I'm missing all of the three BIGs to get stronger and bigger.

Did horse stance few days ago. First 180 sec (3 min) --> 60 sec (1min) break --> 180 sec (3min) --> 60 sec (1 min) break --> 120 sec ( 2 min, barely made it). I felt absolutely fantastic after that. And day after my legs were swol and lovely.

I've been progressing with it as in my first try I did 90 sec --> 60 sec --> 45 sec (and almost fell onto my arse - didn't count the breaks)

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 Post subject: Re: Penguin lifting weights (HC-PG)
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HCPinGviini wrote:
I felt absolutely fantastic after that. And day after my legs were swol and lovely.

Aw that's lovely :D :heart:

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