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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:26 pm 
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4/21/12

Morning weight: 110.8 lbs

Training

Yoga, 90 minutes

Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 278 gm
Protein 127 gm
Fat 53 gm

Water:
5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
4/22/12

Morning weight: 111.2 lbs

Training

Warmup:
Sun salutations

Ez bar curl
x12, 10, 10, 8, 8

Incline db curl
x12, 12, 10, 10, 8

Hammer curls
x12, 12, 10, 10, 10

Pushups on inverted Bosu
4 sets to failure

Dips, feet on Swiss ball
4 sets to failure

Ez bar skull crushers
3 x 15

Stretching:
10 minutes

Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 274 gm
Protein 126 gm
Fat 51 gm

Water:
5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:53 pm 
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4/23/12
The show I've decided on is August 25th. I will be decreasing my cardio to only twice a week, 15-20 minute sessions of either low or moderate intensity. I don't want my weight to drop below 110 until I'm closer to my show date. If I begin to gain any body fat, I will just lower my carbs a little. Looking back on last year's journal, I lost too much muscle (along with body fat) when I did too much cardio. I don't want that to happen again. Since I have plenty of time, I'm going to experiment a little and see what happens. :D

Morning weight: 110.8 lbs

Training

Yoga, 60 minutes

Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 277 gm
Protein 123 gm
Fat 54 gm

Water:
5.5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:16 am 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
4/24/12

Morning weight: 110.6 lbs

Training

Warmup:
Body weight goblet squats 3 x 20

Superset: 4 rounds
Bb squats x 10
Sumo squats x 15

Lunges 4 x 15

Smith squats 3 x 5
Using partial-full rep sequences:
1st set: 1 partial-1 full, 2 partials-1 full, 3 partials-1 full...up to 5
2nd set: 1 partial-1 full, 1 partial-2 fulls, 1 parital-3 fulls...up to 5
3rd set: 1 partial-1 full, 2 partials-2 fulls, 3 partials-3 fulls...up to 5
...and yes, my legs felt like (vegan) jello after that!!!!

Leg press (feet high to target glutes)
4 x 15

Bench step ups
4 x 12

Leg curl
4 x 10, 3 static contractions of 5 seconds each on last set

Calf press (3 foot positions, 5 each)
3 x 15

Stretching:
10 minutes


Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 275 gm
Protein 124 gm
Fat 54 gm

Water:
5.5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:26 am 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
4/25/12

Morning weight: 110.8 lbs

Training

Warmup: 5 min on treadmill

Giant set: 4 rounds
Cable crunches, x 20
Box jumps, x 20
Plank (on 2 medicine balls; hands on one, feet on other), about 30-40
Pushups on inverted Bosu, to failure
Reverse crunches/twist, x 20
Pikes on swiss ball, x 20
Bench dips with feet on Swiss ball, to failure
Burpees, x 20

Stretching:
15 minutes

Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 277 gm
Protein 124 gm
Fat 52 gm

Water:
5.5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:01 am 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
4/26/12

Morning weight: 111.2 lbs

Training

Warmup:
Sun salutations

Bb rows
x15, x12, x10, x8, x8

Db rows
x15, x12, x12, x12, x10

Deadlifts
x12, x10, x10, x8, x8

Decline pullovers
4 x 15

Stiff arm cable pulldowns
4 x 15

Assisted pullups
3 sets to failure

High rope cable rows
5 x 15

Cardio:
20 min, low intensity

Stretching:
10 minutes

Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 275 gm
Protein 127 gm
Fat 51 gm

Water:
5.5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:23 pm 
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5/6/12:

It's been over a week since I've posted here. Along with work, working out, and other typical commitments that keep me fairly busy, I've been celebrating my birthday since April 29th...LOL (My actual birthday was a few days ago.) Although I've kept my workouts on point, I gave myself a week to relax my diet and have whatever I wanted. I figured I would enjoy my birthday and Cinco de Mayo before I began my pre-contest diet / training. My weight was up to 114.8 lbs this morning. I'm sure I gained some body fat, but I know a lot of it is water weight due to the fact that I ate junk and had quite a bit of alcohol this week. I can just look at photos from the week and see how puffy I am from water retention. My goal is to be back down to between 110-111 lbs by Saturday, the 12th. As of yesterday, I was 16 weeks out from my August show. My plan is to hover around a 110ish weight until I'm about 12-14 weeks out, depending on what my % body fat comes back at on the 17th. But as of today, my diet is back to being clean, nutrition-dense, whole foods. I'm planning on keeping my macros the same for now. I'll adjust them, if needed, based on what my weight does over the next few days.

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Happy Birthday, my friend!

Hey! I'm coming to town!

I'm driving to Rhode Island from Texas in late June. I was looking at the map on a flight a couple of days ago and I'll be driving from TX to AR over to TN and then I'll visit NC after that. I'll be in touch, but it looks like I'll cruise through NC around June 30thish. I'll come on over to Raleigh to say hi.

Hope you're having a great birthday week! :)

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:50 pm 
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robert wrote:
Happy Birthday, my friend!

Hey! I'm coming to town!

I'm driving to Rhode Island from Texas in late June. I was looking at the map on a flight a couple of days ago and I'll be driving from TX to AR over to TN and then I'll visit NC after that. I'll be in touch, but it looks like I'll cruise through NC around June 30thish. I'll come on over to Raleigh to say hi.

Hope you're having a great birthday week! :)

-Robert


Thanks, Robert! :D

Great! Keep me updated on your plans.

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:19 pm 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
5/7/12:

Afternoon weight: 113 lbs
It's amazing how quickly water weight comes off when you go back to eating properly and are adequately hydrated! And since this is an afternoon weight (usually 1-2 lbs higher than when I take a morning weight), taken when I woke up after working a night shift, my true current weight is probably more like 112ish.

Training

Warmup:
Sun Salutations

Incline db presses: 5 x 10 (last set to failure)

Incline flys: 5 x 15

Pushups: 4 x failure

Arnold presses: 5 x 10

Side laterals: 5 x 15 (last set to failure)

Rear laterals: 5 x 15 (last set to failure)

Cardio:
20 minutes low intensity

Stretching:
10 minutes

Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 276 gm
Protein 123 gm
Fat 51 gm

Water:
6 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:14 am 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
5/8/12:

Afternoon weight:
112.8 lbs

Training

Warmup:
Sun salutations

Deep squats 5 x 12, 12, 10, 10, 8

Parallel squats 5 x 12, 12, 10, 10, 8

Front squats 5 x 12, 12, 10, 10, 8

Dead lift 5 x 12, 10, 8, 8, 6

Stretching:
15 minutes

Nutrition

Total macros:
Carbs 274 gm
Protein 123 gm
Fat 52 gm

Water:
5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:18 am 
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nicely done in getting that birthday weight off! happy belated!

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:27 am 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
5/9/12:

Afternoon weight: 112.8 lbs

Training

Warmup:
Sun salutations

Ez bar curls 5 x 12

Incline dumbbell curls 5 x 12

Db hammer curls 3 x 15

Dips 4 sets to failure

Rope pressdown 5 x 12

Ez bar skull crusher 5 x 12

Cardio:
20 minutes, low intensity

Stretching:
10 minutes

Nutrition
Decreased carbs to 260 gm; keeping protein at 125; dropping fat to 45-50 gm.

Total macros:
Carbs 261 gm
Protein 126 gm
Fat 50 gm

Water:
5 liters

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:34 am 
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
5/10/12
Morning weight: 111.2 lbs

Macros:
Carbs 259 gm
Protein 123 gm
Fat 49 gm
Water 5 liters

5/11/12
Morning weight: 110.8 lbs

Macros:
Carbs 258 gm
Protein 127 gm
Fat 50 gm
Water 5 liters

Received some devastating news Thursday afternoon...Kept my diet on track, but did not work out either day.

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 Post subject: Re: You have to track it if you want to be successful at it!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:38 am 
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jungleinthefrunk wrote:
nicely done in getting that birthday weight off! happy belated!


Thank you so much!

How are the final weeks going for you? You must be down to about 4 weeks now, right?

You're looking fantastic! Stay focused. It's amazing how much your body can (and will) change in that last month. You will do great in your show! :D

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