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 Post subject: Re: Simi's Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:13 am 
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16/2/2012

ARMS
Seeing a physio tomorrow - without ice or anit-inflammataries my knees and ankles are pretty badly swollen and extremely painfull. Leaving my legs alone for a bit!
Tonight was arms.

Dumbbell bicep curls
7kg x 15
Dropset
9kg x 8
7kg x 10
Repeated x 3

Cable bicep curls
20kg x 12 - repeated x 4

Machine curls
Dropset
23kg x 8
13.6 x 10
Repeated x 3

Dumbbell tricep overhead extension
10kg x 15
12kg x 12
15kg x 10 - repeated x 2

Single arm cable pull-down
Dropset
10kg x 10
5kg x 12
Repeated x 4 each side

Cable pull-down (rope grip)
Dropset
12kg x 6
7kg x 8
5kg x 8
Repeated x 4

Skullcrushers, close grip bench press and bench dips
Tri-set
Skullcrushers - 12kg x 8
Close-grip bench 12kg x 12
Bench dips - bodyweight x 10
Repeated x 4

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 Post subject: Re: Simi's Training Journal
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18/2/2012

Saw the physio about my joints - apparently nothing seems torn. Just really over-worked.
Worst-case scenario is that if my bone density is low, I could have done some bone damage, but for know I'm going to hope it's not that!
All I can do is rest, ice, compress and try to keep the swelling down. I'm hoping I get better in time for Tough Mudder - I'm definitely not going to be as fit as I was hoping I'd be for it.
Today was:

ABS/CHEST

Situps
4kg ball x 60

Medicine ball leg pull-in
20reps x 3

Knee raises and machine crunch supersets
Superset
Knee raises x 20
Machine Crunch 27kg x 12
Repeated x 3

Barbell bench press
27kg x 15
32kg x 12
37kg x 4
37kg x 3
37kg x 2
37kg x 1
32kg x 12

Dumbbell bench press
12kg's x 12 - repeated x 4

Cable flies
12kg (each side) x 12 - repeated x 4

Dumbbell flies
8kg's x 12
9kg's x 12
10kg's x 12
10kg's x 12

Decline dumbbell bench press
12kg x 10
12kg x 8
10kg x 12
10gk x 10

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 Post subject: Re: Simi's Training Journal
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20.2.2012

I have had a couple of days off to really rest up my legs. I went swimming yesterday - nothing crazy, just did a few laps and splashed around with my sister and partner. But I have to say my legs feel a lot better today (still sore, and there's no way I could run again just yet!) So I'm feeling a little more positive :)

Training tonight so I'll post again later ;)

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good stuff on your journal! I like it, nice lifting :)


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 Post subject: Re: Simi's Training Journal
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Frayedendz wrote:
good stuff on your journal! I like it, nice lifting :)

Thanks!

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27.2.2012

Wow I've fallen behind with my journal a bit! Trust me I've kept up the training just SO busy at the moment and don't really have time to get online and post my workouts.
My legs are now 100% recovered! So I've started elliptical again, and will start "real" outdoor running again next week, but limit it to once a week to make it easier on my tendons.
I've been doing all upper body training for the past 2 weeks as I didn't want to put any extra strain on my legs, but this week I'll start training legs again, very lightly.
I've also taken some new pics, check me out!
I've made a bit of progress lately which I'm proud of :)


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Omg *jaw drop*! You are so beautiful!! I am so inspired by your hard work! 8)

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Agree Mina... Makes me want to lift heavier and more often!!

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Haha totally! 8)

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I feel fat now. You look amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Simi's Training Journal
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Training Updates

I am extremely busy at the moment and feel the pressure of keeping my journal updated is a bit beyond me, however I am still training consistently and will check in here when I am able.
I will recommence my more detailed journal if/when I get more spare time. I want to try Kris Gethin's 12 week trainer after the Tough Mudder, so perhaps I'll try to restart it then.

For my training, I have been training every day except Tuesdays which is my new rest day (I have work all day followed my night classes! It's an 11 hour day for me!)

I have been training upper body ONLY, as I am finding the extra cardio every 2nd-3rd day is working my legs enough for now and I don't want to overwork them again before the Tough Mudder which is in under a month's time.
I have been doing elliptical to save my legs from the impact of running, but I want to do a real outdoor run once/twice a week to help build up my conditioning for shock absorption while giving my joints time to recover.

Thanks for all the encouraging comments too, means a lot to me :)

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 Post subject: Re: Simi's Training Journal
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Did a 50min cardio session - 25mins elliptical, 25mins treadmill. I ran the entire time, and so far my pesky joints are feeling ok!
It was a big session for me, and as someone not accustomed to so much cardio, I think I did pretty well!
I'm starting to really enjoy running - it's kind of relaxing in a strange way - I love letting my mind wander while I run... I think it's almost like slipping into a slightly deeper mental state - almost like meditation.
Can't wait for my next session!

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 Post subject: Re: Simi's Training Journal
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Very cool pictures. I like the top one, where you are looking down, a lot. You should sell this to a magazine or for use as a print ad. That picture pulls off something that is very hard to do in the American mainstream perception. You make strong, muscle bound woman look very feminine and beautiful. Seriously I know Robert is sometimes looking for pictures from forum members to use for promotion. Don't give him the rights to it haha but I'm sure he'd be stoked to use that one.

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Simi you look AMAZING!! I would love to be this lean! and I agree with C.O. This is a very very cool shot! Love it!
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Very cool pictures. I like the top one, where you are looking down, a lot. You should sell this to a magazine or for use as a print ad. That picture pulls off something that is very hard to do in the American mainstream perception. You make strong, muscle bound woman look very feminine and beautiful. Seriously I know Robert is sometimes looking for pictures from forum members to use for promotion. Don't give him the rights to it haha but I'm sure he'd be stoked to use that one.

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Simi, you haven't posted in way too long. Updates please!


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