Korrin's Journal

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Re: Korrin's Journal

#16 Postby veggiesasquatch » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:38 pm

There's a few on here who can help in the figure department.

Myself....I'm geared towards strongman training/powerlifting but I can help if it's bodybuilding...Don't confuse figure/bodybuilding. Def a difference.

My advice would be to keep it simple if you're a new starter :)
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#17 Postby orkidchild » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:06 am

Well, all in all I would like to get "bigger".

Does anyone know where I could find articles on what exactly they look for for each type of competition. Right now the only thing I know is symmetry....

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#18 Postby orkidchild » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:08 pm

All day I was planning on doing legs, until I squatted in my classroom after school and still felt pain. So, just to play it safe, I switched it up.

Spinning class (for the first time ever) 30min. How do people do this for an hour!?!?!?!?
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Crunches: 100
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Rt Oblique (Elbow meets knee): 100
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Lt Oblique: 100
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Stretching: 30min
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 15x15, 4/10x4, 8
DB Upright Row: 15x12, 10, 10
DB Lat Raise: 7x12, 8, 10
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Arnold: 10x12, 8, 8
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Elliptical: 20min

Talked to my friend about doing figure. She has me convinced to contact a guy to see if he "deals with vegans". Might be asking for recommendations.

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#19 Postby orkidchild » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:19 pm

Not much time today, and none tomorrow. :-/
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Warm Up: Bike 7min
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Seated Cable Row: Level 10 (not lbs)x15, 12, 12, 12
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Wide Grip Pulldown: 100x12, 110x10, 120x6/110x4
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Reverse Close Grip Pulldown: 90x12, 100x10, 110x8
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1 Arm DB Row: 15x15, 12, 12, 10
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T Row: 75x8, 60x8, 8

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#23 Postby Fallen_Horse » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:13 pm

Well it looks like you won't have to worry about losing any fat!

As far at nutrition goes, if you are training for a figure competition, then you will have to measure your calorie intake each day, and the protein/carbs/fat breakdown as well. Then, when you have a few days recorded of eating like you normally would, you can establish a baseline for your calorie needs. At that point, just add 200-300 calories to that baseline, lift heavy weights, make sure you are getting enough protein, and wait for the results! 8)
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#24 Postby orkidchild » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:22 am

Ha, I would definitely need to cut, but everyone does.

I talked to a trainer yesterday (via e-mail) and he said that after a lean gain phase that it's possible to compete in the fall. So, I'm thinking next year.

In the mean time, I'm looking at protein powders and such. Any recommendations on best tasting "Vega Sport" Pre-Workout, Electrolyte, Protein and Recovery? I'll assume my heart won't explode from using these.... ;-)

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#25 Postby orkidchild » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:34 am

Okay, so here's Thursday. I have been sick since Tuesday of last week, and it REALLY hit me on Friday. I was going to work out anyway (out of town) with an actual lifting partner (!)... but someone left her gym shoes and shorts in a "pile of stuff to remember" at home.... had shirts and whatnot... but I figured that might be an issue. I figured that was some sort of sign that I needed to sleep some of this off. Feeling slightly better today, good sign.

Okay, Thursday 3/22/12 No supersets today.

Incline DB Press: 15x15, 20x10, 15x10, 10 (couldn't lift the 20's the second time :-/)
Incline DB Fly: 10x12, 12, 12x8
DB Bench: 15x12, 10, 8
Seated Tri Press: 15x8, 10, 10 (got interrupted, so regained some strength)
BB Bench: 18x15, 24x15, 30x8
BB Skullcrush: 15x12, 12, 12
Dip (on Bench w/feet on box, almost same height): 7, 6, 6, 8
Cable Pushdown w/Rope: 30x8, 7, 6, 6
BB Curl: 18x15, 24x7, 6
Alt Hammer Curl: 10x15, 12x12, 15x4/12x4
Zottman Curl: 12x8, 4/10x6, 10x10
Back Extensions (I know this is random, but I haven't been able to do legs): BodyX20, 10lbx15, 15

My right bicep is SO MUCH weaker than my left. Frustrating.

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#26 Postby orkidchild » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Didn't really sleep last night.
My shin had a sudden meeting with a co-worker's trailer hitch (that sticks out over a foot past his bumper). I was walking fast enough that I have a line and a bump on my right shin... and my left elbow is swollen.
Hacking up random things.

What to do?
Go to spinning again.
It was perfect.

Spin class: 30min
Plie Squat w/Kettlebell: 35x15, 40x15, 45x15, 50x15
Seated Leg Curl: 100x15, 115x10, 8, 8
Seated Leg Ext: 100x15, 115x12, 10, 8
Dumbbell Straight Leg Deadlift (this really hurt my hands/wrists): 35x15, 40x12, 12
Seated Leg Press: 150x12, 165x8, 8, 8
Back Extensions w/10lb plate: 15, 12, 12, 12
Adductor: 90x15, 95x8, 90x15
Abductor: 105x15, 15, 15

Was really tired. Stopped at my mom's house and ate a bag of edamame (18g protein).... and a bag of peas (20g)... after almost throwing up from one sip of plain protein powder. I can usually stomach anything, but holy lord, that just wasn't happening. Live and learn.

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#27 Postby orkidchild » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:25 pm

I'm getting tired of looking at those picture. A motivator, if nothing else.

Had my body fat tested today. I'm thinking it's reading low for what it actually is. From the look on my face the guy at the gym got defensive and was all "Remember, it's an estimate........"
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Warm Up on Bike: 7min
Dumbbell Shoulder press 15x15, 7, 6, 7, 4
DB Upright Row: 15x15, 20x6, 20x5, 15x8, 8
DB Lat Raise: 8x15, 15, 15
Wide Grip Pulldown: 100x15, 110x12, 120x8, 130x5 (Does this mean I can do a pullup now?)
Cable Straight Arm Pulldowns 30x15, 40x8, 8, 8
1 Arm Standing Cable Row: 30x15, 40x10, 10, 10
Reverse Close Grip Pulldown: 90x15, 100x12, 110x8, 8
Seated Cable Row: Level 10x15, 12, 10
1 Arm DB Row: 15x15, 15, 15
Barbell Curl: 24x8, 6, 6
Alternating Hammer Curl: 12x4/10x7, 10x8, 7, 7
Zottman Curl: 10x7, 7, 6, 6

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#28 Postby orkidchild » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:02 pm

Yesterday:

Warm Up: Bike: 5min
Incline DB Press: 20x12, 10, 5, 3/15x5
Cable Fly: Level 4x15 L6x8, 6
BB Bench: 30x15, 11, 10, 8
Incline DB Fly: 10x12, 11, 10
Seated Tri Press: 15x10, 10 10, 9
Cable Push-Down Rope: 30x12, 10, 8, 8
Dips (on bench, feet on bench): 5, 4, 4, 3
Skullcrush: 15x12, 9, 10
DB Kickbacks: 5x20, 15, 8x10
Seated Calf: 100x15, 12, 12
Standing 1 Leg Calf: 16, 15, 15
Leg Press Machine Calf: 205x18, 15, 15

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#29 Postby orkidchild » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:23 pm

Took today off. Yesterday:

Spin/Run/Core class: 1hr. Ended up being :30 spin and :20 or so of plyometrics
Yoga 1hr

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#30 Postby orkidchild » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:13 am

I'm a high school art teacher, and we were on spring break for the past week. We ended in Virginia and worked out for 5 days at the Navy base there. It was awesome.

Tuesday 4/3/12
WU: Row Machine: 10:00
Steve Assisted Pullups: 5, 5
DB shoulder press: 15x15, 10, 6, 8, 17.5x8, 8
Seated Wide Grip Lad Pulldown: 70x10, 55x15, 15
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| Seated Cable Row: 20x15, 12, 10, 10
| BB Military Press: 30x15, 15, 10, 12
| BB Bent over Row: 30x15, 15, 15, 15
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| 1 Arm DB Row: 15x15, 15, 15, 17.5x12, 12
| Delt Fly combined with close Arnold: 7.5x15, 15, 12, 12
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Self Stride Control Elliptical-type machine (anywhere from stair climber to long stride, awesome machine for someone with long legs!): 18:00
Seated Rope Climb Machine (also cool): 150 pulls
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| Upright Barbell Row: 3012, 10, 8, 8
| Upright DB Delt Fly: 5x15, 15, 15, 15
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