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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:24 pm 
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So I've been limited to rice and stir fried veggies for dinner. And salad for lunch. I have 3 of my Vega protein shakes, pre-workout and post-workout shakes. The gym is less than stellar. There is one elliptical and 2 treadmills. As for free weights, all I had were 2lb, 4lb, 6lb and 8lb medicine balls. One of those balls had handles. So I used that but increased the reps by 4-6 (so instead of 8 I did 14 and instead of 10, did 14). I also limited breaks in-between to keep my heart rate up and included regular blips of cardio (2-3 min each). My biceps, triceps and abs are hurting. My shoulders, however, are ok and I think that I probably could have increased reps.

Anyways, I'm pleased that I actually did it even if my trainer wasn't here. I could have easily just pretended given how long the day was (up at 530am -- after going to bed at midnight --, start class at 730 and finish the day at 8pm). But I did it. So now, going to relax, recover and sleep soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:23 am 
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That's a long day. Looks like you're taking god care of yourself though...
Way to stay on it with the limited breaks! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Sigh. Now I remember why it's so hard to workout when on the road and with a colleague I get along with really well. Didn't get back until 900ish and still had more work to do. Makes for a long day when up at 6am each day. I think I'm going to try to getup at 530am and see if I squeeze a workout tomorrow morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:49 am 
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Yes! Even a short little workout is better than nothing. At the very least, it will keep you from backsliding. Sounds like a fun, productive trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Welp. I missed out this morning but since we finished early I made sure to book the time after dinner. I completed my leg workout that my trainer sent me. She was pretty good about using a lot of the exercises from the iPhone App You are Your own Gym. At the least, no matter what the gym has (or rather, what it doesn't have) I can do the workout. Today was awesome. The remaining workout for the week I'll do on Saturday when I'm home. It's been a brutal week with long hours and it's nice to be on my way home.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:05 pm 
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There are a lot of great resources, Jungle Gym or something like that is a travel gym you can take with you, Men's health homework out bible, and Tabatas are all great things that you take with you when you travel.

Good luck to you, I know that it can be tough on the road.
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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:45 am 
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I try to minimize what I take with me when I'm on the road. If I'm traveling for two or three weeks, having to pack and repack extra stuff ain't so fun. That's why I like the app since I don't need any weights and just use my own body for what I need.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:27 pm 
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Rainra does amazing bodyweight workouts. How's it been going?

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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:06 am 
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Pretty good. I only got two workouts in last week but this week I'm home so I'll be with the trainer. Had an awesome back and bicep workout yesterday and I think we're doing legs later today. I'll probably post about it later today or tomorrow as I have recording that i have to do at 8am.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:35 am 
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Yesterday evening was legs. And I definitely pushed myself. Even in the cool evening air I was drenched in sweat. My biceps from my workout on Tuesday were and are still hurting bit (less than yesterday but I still feel it -- a good pain). The one thing that I will have to start scheduling is time on my treadmill so that I can add a little more cardio into my weekly activities. Since I've continued to eat like I cycle, weight gain happened. One of the things that I'm looking at doing with tax money (if I get a return) is getting a folding bike with a airport bag so that I can take it with me and bike to and from each location rather than taking a car/cab to locations. I still need to add it into my home routine for when I'm not on the road. I'm not the fastest at changing my routine but I do get to that point.

Every step is one more towards the next adventure.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:36 pm 
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that sounds like fun.


how about a jumprope too? you could get down like muhammed ali
http://youtu.be/D5o-yxwBJuk

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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
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Great to see you journaling regularly!

I'm doing the same and it's a lot of fun.

All the best with your workouts!

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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:48 am 
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i lived "on the road" for 5 years..hotels, airports and a ton of 24 hour fitness! I hear ya...but, ya still gotta do it!


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Hey Linus. Just checking in. Hope all is going well!

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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:36 am 
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Hey Viva! Thanks for asking.

Yup. Things still going well and I've been doing well with my workouts. Work has been a little hectic lately and it sidetracked me from posting but I've kept on with them. I've actually nearly gone through all my Vega and may have to do another order next week. Oddly enough I'm heading to Vegas tomorrow for work and I have to check to see if the Palazzo has a fitness room so I can do a little bit of cardio (although I'll probably be walking a lot while teaching -- I tend to walk enough to equate to 3-5 miles per day when teaching in front of students).


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