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 Post subject: Re: Jim's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Sunday Jan 15 - 33 pushups, 33 situps, Hike with the wife and kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Jim's Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Hey I'm just checking out other people's journals for motivation. Here is a tip that might be helpful. Instead of just maxing out on pushups like doing 32 or however many. Try doing a smaller amount and more sets. Like 15 at a time 4 times and you're almost doing twice as much. I am trying to work on pushups, crunches, dips, squats; you know stuff I can do at home without going to the gym. For a while I was doing as many as I could, then switch activities then go back and do as many as I could etc. So I was doing like 40 pushups, the other things, then 25 pushups, then other things then 15 pushups and I'd end up doing about 100 pushups total. Recently I tried the 12 days of vegan fitness that Robert laid out here on the website. The workout plan on day 1 calls for like 15 reps of 5 different exorcizes but 10 sets of each. I only made it through 6 sets of each but I felt like I got a better over-all workout than I had with my previous style.

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 Post subject: Re: Jim's Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:54 am 
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Jim!

I see you on others sites and I know that shirt in your profile pic well!

All the best. Have an outstanding week!

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 Post subject: Re: Jim's Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Monday Jan 16 - 33 pushups, 33 sit-ups


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 Post subject: Re: Jim's Training Journal
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Tuesday Jan 17 - 33 pushups, 33 sit-ups, 33 Lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs, 1 hr pedaling on the spinner.


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 Post subject: Re: Jim's Training Journal
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Thanks Dylan,

one of my goals at the beginning of the year was to just keep slowly increasing my pushups, pull-ups and sit-ups, i have just decided to add lawnmowers into the mix. my goal is to increase by only 1 per week for the entire year, getting me to 82 of each by the end of the year. this is the minimum workout i want to do 5x per week. if i feel like it i will go harder.

i am trying to increase my endurance, without tearing myself up too much. i am mostly working on training for the 50mile ultra marathon, i just want to get some upper body into the workout also. i increased by 1 per day starting at 8 on the 8th of december, and then switched to upping 1 per week.

the thing i like is it is challenging, i feel like i am increasing my endurance, and it still feels doable. every week i am surprised at how increasing one feels as hard as increasing by one the previous week, and as the week continues, they seem to get easier.

i am not real into building bulk, i am mostly wanting to get as toned as possible and not have any extra unnecessary weight to carry on my ultras, of course after i finish the 50 mile race, i will be eying 100k, then 100 miles, and ironman... those are my long term fitness goals.

thanks again for the input, love the encouragement and this training journal keeps me motivated that people are watching, so i have no excuses!

jim


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Wednesday Jan 18 - 33 pushups, 33 sit-ups, 33 Lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs, 1/2 hour fartlek Treadmill training, including over a mile worth of running at 5 minute mile pace.


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Thursday Jan 19 - 33 pushups, 33 sit-ups, 33 Lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs


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Friday Jan 20 - Insanity Fast and Furious, through in a 1/4 mile at a 5 minute pace at the end

felt good so to end the day i did my 33 pushups, 33 sit-ups, and 33 lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs. then 1.5 hrs spinning on the bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Jim's Training Journal
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Saturday Jan 21
4.5 Mile Trail run
2.5 Miles on treadmill at 15 degree incline
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Sunday January 22, recovery day, sore from yesterday!


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Monday Jan 23 - 34 pushups, 34 sit-ups, 34 Lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs, 1/2 Mile (+3 Laps) Swimming.


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Tuesday Jan 24 - 34 pushups, 34 sit-ups, 34 Lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs, Swimming Drills, for 45 minutes. Pedal on the spinner for 1 hr.


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Wednesday Jan 25 - 34 pushups, 34 sit-ups, 34 Lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs, 2.5 hours on the spinner bike


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Thursday Jan 26 - 34 pushups, 34 sit-ups, 34 Lawnmowers on each side with 24lbs, 5 mile outdoor run


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