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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#121 Postby Crystal » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:46 am

Have you eaten lately Vegan Joe? Maybe your blood sugar is just low :P . . .

After another long weekend at the farm sanctuary, back at it!
2 Nov. 09 - Mon

Squat: 20 x 135 lbs

Bench: 10 x bar, 10 x 80 lbs,
1 x 6 x 100 lbs
2 x 5 x 105 lbs
2 x 4 x 110 lbs

Inclines: 10 x 75 lbs, 4 x 85 lbs - yup, was just simply wiped at this point!

Good workout with vegan801power, but he's leaving town for the rest of the week in the morning which makes me sad - I've just that quick gotten used to having a training partner again and I don't want to workout alone this week! Oh well :)

Also, updated my new blog linked in the signature line again :D

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#122 Postby robert » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:18 am

I'll be in SLC soon and we can train! No idea what my itinerary will be but I'm thinking of flying in Saturday and flying out on Monday...but I could extend it another day perhaps. I just have lots of work that needs to be crushed :)

Just flew home from Boston. Staying with my sister tonight and then down to Corvallis tomorrow. See you soon!

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#123 Postby Crystal » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:38 pm

3 Nov 09 - Tues
So it happens again, story of my R.A. life. Was scheduled for a good 'ol 5x5 squat day today, but my right shoulder has "flared up" really bad and I'm in such pain :cry: . Did cardio at lunch - minus arms, then took my friend to the climbing gym again because she wants to learn how - worked out pretty well because its easier to teach when you're watching the other person and not climbing yourself! Hopefully I can get this agonizing swelling down by tomorrow enough to pick-up my squat day, don't need my shoulder to be 100% to squat, but I do need to be able to at least lift my arm from my side! :? Arg, it throbs when I lay down, I hate this! . . .

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#124 Postby lobsteriffic » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:53 am

Hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#125 Postby Crystal » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:33 pm

Thanks lobsteriffic :)

4 Nov. 09 - Wed
Sadly, shoulder was WORSE today :?

Went to gym anyway and did

Hammer Strength Leg Press: 10 x 90 lbs, 10 x 180 lbs, 5 x 270 lbs
5 x 5 x 320 lbs - used this because no shoulder involved

Then, on same machine did ...

One-leg LP Calf: 3 x 10 x no weight, 5 x 50 lbs

*Stretched a bit, as much as one arm allows for!

Then, that evening, went to Zumba class, but of course only doing the leg moves, looked a little more silly than normal :mrgreen:

Today, Thursday, I did nothing Sad - want to rest shoulder for the sanctuary tomorrow plus was running errands all day for the sanctuary's Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner this Sunday that Robert is speaking at :D !!! Shoulder's feeling better today, but only to the point where I'm not constantly gritting my teeth with pain and was able to sleep thru the night *sigh* Gonna be hard to feed the critters tomorrow!

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#126 Postby lobsteriffic » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:37 pm

How is zumba? I've never done it, it sounds like fun.

What are you taking in grad school?

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#127 Postby LocalBrada » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:07 am

Ice that shoulder!!!
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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#128 Postby robert » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:34 pm

Flying to Salt Lake tomorrow!

See you soon!

Thanks!


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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#129 Postby Vegan Joe » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:57 pm

Crystal wrote:Have you eaten lately Vegan Joe? Maybe your blood sugar is just low :P . . .

My blood is just fine, sugar. :D

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#130 Postby robert » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:21 am

Hey!

I'm in town and trained at 24 Hour Fitness tonight in Salt Lake! It was awesome to show up at Vertical Diner and see postcards for my book all over. That was so cool!

Thanks and see ya!


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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#131 Postby robert » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:33 am

Excellent workout tonight!

Way to CRUSH IT!


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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#132 Postby Crystal » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:14 am

Falling behind in my log!

9 Nov
DB Bench: 10 x 30s, 10 x 35s, 8 x 40s, 3 x 45s - shoulder better but tender, wrists totally eff'ed from overexertion setting up a fundraiser (details below). Supersetted with:

DB Fly: 10 x 20s, 10 x 20s, 10 x 20s

Incline Bench: 10 x 65 lbs, 10 x 75 lbs, 5 x 85 lbs

DB Decline: 10 x 30s, 8 x 40s, 7 x 40s - no barbell decline bench in this gym :(

Good day, workout was with vegan801power who is back in town (wahoo!) and with Robert Cheeke who was visiting for a fundraiser (details below).


10 Nov
Able to squat again :D :D :D

Squat: 10 x bar, 4 x pistol, 10 x 135 lbs, 8 x 155 lbs
1 x 5 x 170 lbs
4 x 5 x 175 lbs
Was a little worried on these since I couldn't squat last week, but it went up! So happy to get all those :D

Crazy Superset of:
Leg Ext: 3 x 7 x 50 lbs - one leg at a time
Leg Curl: 3 x 10 x 70 lbs - both legs, right hammy is feeling stronger :)
Seated Calf: 3 x 7 x 70 lbs - kicked my bum!

With vegan801power and last day with Robert Cheeke, took him to the airport afterward lifting :( . Got some pictures I'll have to post soon. I invited him up to SLC to speak at the Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary's vegan Thanksgiving dinner, even though we had no money to pay his way here, but he came anyway! Helped us out TONS - huge props to him for going out of his way to do this. Seriously a nice guy :) But, that fundraiser about mowed me under - spend ALL day setting up, then worked the event, then stayed until it was completely cleaned up after. Could barely move by the end!

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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#133 Postby robert » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:56 am

You rock big time!

So impressed with you all week! From the work you do with the farm at the farm, to the work you do organizing events, to planning out my entire trip and making it one of my best trips period. It was so much fun!

You kick butt in the gym too (I'm a Disney guy so I say butt) and you rocked the squats tonight!

Thanks again for everything.

I can't wait to be back in SLC!!!!

You and Vegan801Power should come to Portland at the same time one of these days. With all your other SLC friends who moved here and me and Ed and others, we can really rock some great workouts and great times!

Say hi to all the farm animals for me! I'll try to post pics soon...but if it's not soon, just know that I'm swamped with work and will post when I can.


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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#134 Postby robert » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:59 am



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Re: Crystal's Grad School Training

#135 Postby Crystal » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:37 am

Thanks Robert :D

11 Nov 09
Hooray, shoulder/wrists were good enough for a shoulder day :D

Push Press: 10 x bar, 10 x 75 lbs, 8 x 85 lbs, 6 x 95 lbs

Arnold Press: 10 x 25s, 10 x 27.5s, 9 x 27.5s, 9 x 27.5s

Rear-Delt Rows: 3 x 10 x 70 lbs

Upright Row: 10 x 50 lbs, 10 x 50 lbs

Another great day at the gym - I'm always so happy to workout after I've been hurting, makes me appreciate the good days :D Wahoo!

Oh, and a couple of pictures from the other day - a couple of my favorite people in the world! Vegan801power to my left, Robert Cheeke to the right. Just having a little post-workout fun :D (I think both guys complained that it had been a leg day so their arms were not at their best :lol: )
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