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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#91 Postby npx » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:20 pm

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That car is so cool gotta love the eighties but I guess it's not that cheap with the fuel.
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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#92 Postby robert » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:05 pm

Great to see you back online Crystal!

Hope all is GREAT!

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#93 Postby Crystal » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:55 pm

npx wrote:That car is so cool gotta love the eighties but I guess it's not that cheap with the fuel.

The gas is cheaper than what I was driving around! I was borrowing a friend's old '73 Chevy truck that got 10 miles to the gallon. My 4Runner gets 20 :D

And Robert, LIFE IS GREAT as always :D

31 March 2009 - Tuesday
*8 minute warm-up: eliptical

Squat: 20 x bar, 10 x pistol, 3 x 15 x 95 lbs

Fronties: 10 x bar, 10 x 65 lbs, 10 x 85 lbs, 10 x 85 lbs

SLDL: 12 x 85 lbs, 12 x 95 lbs, 12 x 95 lbs

Seated Calf: 20 x 25 lbs (active recovery, bruised up calf muscle yesterday out in the field)

Power Planks: 3 x 60 seconds x 25 lbs

*light stretching

First real workout in weeks! Wow, where does the time go? Kept it light, higher reps than normal and less rest between sets - my legs are destroyed now!

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#94 Postby robert » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:23 pm

Hey, it's one of my favorite people! How are you? :)

Hope all is great!


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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#95 Postby Crystal » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:46 am

:D Thanks Robert!

Just a quick photo of me and my friend from last week's mine touring fun, taken in a Nevada pit gold mine:
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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#96 Postby Crystal » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:48 pm

Okay, last week finished up with a great couple of hours of bouldering at my climbing gym in SLC on Thursday and Friday was my farm sanctuary work day. On Thursday I didn't ascend many problems, but there were a lot of new routes and I'm starting to try a grade higher than I've been doing so it wasn't a bad session. Can't wait to try these problems again when I go back tomorrow.

Also getting amped up for my summer move to Houston. I'm taking a week to get there with a stop for climbing in El Paso (a few days at Hueco Tanks, maybe some other areas as well), a day Dallas for visiting, then settling in Houston until the start of August.

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#97 Postby DCNINJA » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:26 pm

Crystal, you are a studette. Keep it up.

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#98 Postby LocalBrada » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:16 pm

Crystal wrote:Also getting amped up for my summer move to Houston. I'm taking a week to get there with a stop for climbing in El Paso (a few days at Hueco Tanks, maybe some other areas as well), a day Dallas for visiting, then settling in Houston until the start of August.
Video footage of that climb, Miss!! ...pretty please :oops:
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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#99 Postby Crystal » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:44 am

Oh yeah, there will be tons of footage/piccies from the upcoming trip! Can't wait!

8 April 2009 - Wed
*5 minute warm-up

Bench: 12 x bar, 10 x 65 lbs, 10 x 80 lbs, 10 x 90 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs, 6 x 100 lbs

Rope Tri's: 10 x 80 lbs, 8 x 90 lbs, 7 x 90 lbs

*20 minutes cardio on eliptical
*stretching

Worked out with a friend today, which is nice because he makes me do more cardio than I would otherwise, which is one of my larger weaknesses right now :) .

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#100 Postby Crystal » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:31 pm

9 April 2009 - Thur
*4 minute warm-up, eliptical

DL: 12 x 95 lbs, 10 x 135 lbs, 10 x 185 lbs, 8 x 205 lbs, 5 x 225 lbs

DB Shrugs: 20 x 30s, 15 x 35s, 8 x 40s

*30 minutes cardio (10 rowing, 20 eliptical)
*stretching

Then I made the darn fool mistake of going to the climbing gym with my friends. NEVER climb after deadlifting! My grip was gone, my strength was gone. Could only manage the very easiest of climbs in the whole place and managed to loose some skin :roll: . Otherwise, it felt great to deadlift :) - its been awhile.

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#101 Postby Crystal » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:25 pm

13 April 2009 - Mon
*5 minute warm-up on recumbant bike

Squat: 10 x bar, 12 x 95 lbs, 10 x 135 lbs, 9 x 155 lbs, 8 x 165 lbs, 4 x 175 lbs

Fronties: 3 x 3 x 135 lbs

SLDL: 3 x 8 x 135 lbs (ha, didn't feel like changing the weight after the front sqts)

Seated Calf: 3 x 15 x 45 lbs

*stretching

Holy crap those squats kicked my butt today. I was limping out of the gym and could barely manage the stairs! It feels like a sugar crash from yesterday's sugary feast of candydom so I suppose I get what I deserve! :D Now, back to school work for me . . .

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#102 Postby Crystal » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:39 pm

16 Apr 09 - Thurs
*5 minute warm-up - recumbant bike

Bench: 10 x bar, 10 x 65 lbs, 10 x 85 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs, 5 x 105 lbs, 2 x 110 lbs

Rope Tri's: 10 x 80, 8 x 90, 8 x 90, 20 x 45 lbs

*stretching

Quick session today before lunch to make up for missing benching earlier this week. Bench is feeling better, I just wish I was hitting at least a few more reps on those higher weights!

P.S. Been having trouble getting my Rx's lately so haven't been taking them all and I can tell already with increasing pain and swelling throughout my body :? - hope to get that straightened soon!!!

Count down to moving for the summer: 2 weeks, 2 days! :D

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#103 Postby Crystal » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:28 am

Well, looks like I'm going to have to take a little time off from the gym, hopefully not more than a week. Had a bit of a mishap at the farm sanctuary on Saturday (I was attacked by one of the ostriches but I don't want to make a big deal of it). I ended up messing up my knee pretty good (its one giant bruise right now), I pulled my hip adductor (I have no idea how, but it hurts!), and my hip is bruised a bit too but not nearly as bad as my knee. A few scrapes and scratches as well :? . I'll still do some upper body stuff this week, maybe go climbing still as well as long as I stick to V0's and the like.

So limpy today :cry:
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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#104 Postby LocalBrada » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:01 pm

Owieeee, what happened over at the Sanctuary? Anyway rest that leg and take it easy.
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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#105 Postby Crystal » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:47 pm

Knee is getting better, its now to a lovely shade of green/yellow so back to the gym for a leg day today!

27 Apr 09 - Mon
*5 minute warm-up on eliptical

Squat:
10 x bar, 5 x pistol, 12 x 95 lbs, 10 x 135 lbs,
5 x 165 lbs
5 x 165 lbs
5 x 165 lbs
5 x 165 lbs

Yup, on that last set there I felt something in my upper hamstring go "pop". Doesn't hurt too much, but it is where I tore my hammy years ago and it hurts when I squat. So, that ended today's gym session. I've been sitting on a bag of ice for the last hour as well just to stay on top of this so it doesn't become a problem. Gotta stay healthy so I can go climb at my best at Hueco Tanks next week :D :D :D


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