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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:59 pm 
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A wet-suit? Hell no! Shorts are too much as it is ;) Although I plan to try a spot of surfing in the next few weeks which I will probably break out my neon op-shop wet-suit for.

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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A wet-suit? Hell no! Shorts are too much as it is ;) Although I plan to try a spot of surfing in the next few weeks which I will probably break out my neon op-shop wet-suit for.

You must be lucky, our water's too bloody cold to swim in shorts haha !! Either that or you're just tougher than I am haha.

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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And now it is 9:35pm and I have been on the go since 7:30am. I got 8 hours sleep last night but not much of a catch-up. third day out of the gym. LAME. Thankfully work has been medium intensity with the physical labour and tomorrow I will have time to get straight to the gym. Not many days left to make my goal happen!

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
You must be lucky, our water's too bloody cold to swim in shorts haha !! Either that or you're just tougher than I am haha.


Oh it is a bit warmer up here, for sure. But then, I was swimming in Kapiti Coast waters in winter when I lived down there, so maybe just tougher :P (To be fair I did pretty much run in, dive, splash about and run out again.)

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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26 January 2012

Finally feel like I'm starting to adjust back into work hours. Not so tired today. Hit the gym after work but wasn't achieving as much as my last visit.

Dumbell bench: 2x20kg 5-5-5-3 17.5kgx2 5
Squat (smith machine): 50kg 5-5-5-5-5
Overhead press: 30kg 5-4 25kg 5-5-5
Barbell Curls: 20kg 20 25kg 7-6
Dips: 8-5-6

Weight 71kg.

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Nice to see another kiwi, Kia Kaha! I'm from Chch.

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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Yeah, so I saw :) I'm in AKL. Great to see fellow vegans working at strength and health in Aotearoa.

28 January 2012

Scheduled rest day tomorrow. Back into the gym tomorrow for some 5x5 goodness.

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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29 January 2012

Today I started on a 3 day 5x5 cycle as per Ryan's article. Some of my weights were too low, working them out.

w/up rows: 3min @ setting 12: .876km
Dumbell shrugs: 2x22.5kg 5-5 25kg 5-5 27.5kg 5
Plate Grip: 10kg 1m-1m-1m-45s-1m
Deadlifts: 50kg 5-5-5 60kg 5-8

Weighing in at 71.5kg

Ate really well today. However I have sat around all weekend setting up Debian on my new netbook. This has left me feeling pretty gross.

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Rest day today. Lots of eating! Lots of sitting in front of a computer too :/ But hey, at least I won't be burning away the calories ;)

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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I have been SO busy recently. But I have still beern making it to the gym and logging my workoputs. I see progress every visit so things are rocking well. I have been doing a 5x5 program for the last 3-4 visits, it is going nicely but sometimes I wonder if it'll work well given that I am resting more days and doing less exercises. The ideas are good, and the proof is the endorsement and use by some very strong people.

I hope to have some end of Jan photos soon.

31 January 2012
w/up rows: 3min @ setting 12 .810lm
d/bell press 2x17.5kg 5 2x20kg 5-5-5-5
d/bell bentover row: 22.5kg 5-5-5-5-5
I was extremely hungry this session due to not having eaten for around 4 hours.
Weight: 71kg

2 February 2012
w/up rows: 3min@ setting 12 .694km
Smith machine back squat: 55kg 5-5-5-5-5
Military press: 25kg 5-5 30kg 5-5-6
Pullups (super wide) x4
Barbell curl: 20kg -20 25kg 6-6
Weight: 72.2kg

5 February 2012
w/up rows: 3min @ setiing 12 .790km
d/bell shrugs 2x25kg 5-5-5-5 27.5kg -5
plate grip: 10kg each hand - 1minx5
Deadlifts (shrug and deadlift machine): 60kg 5-5-5-5 70kg 5
Weight 71.1kg

While I haven't stabilised upto a constant over 72kg weight (my January goal) - I must be realistic and say that that was quite a hard one to pull off - in mid dec I was weighing around 69-70kg quite steadily, so I am still very proud of my progress. Bring on the next couple of kilos!

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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First off congrats on the weight gain. I am in that weight gain hunt as well and damn does it feel good to get on the scale and see improvement. 2nd you have done a great job being thorough and keeping up with your journal. You have qualified for a prize package. We all hope you continue to use it.
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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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Soooo, I haven't been to the gym in a little over two weeks, mostly beacuse of the following:
* Lost my swipe card (it is 24 hours and I find it hard to get there during staff hours, so getting a new one has been problematic)
* Started a band - which means 2x late nights practicing per week.

I aim to get back into it tomorrow though, as I feel I am adjusting to the new time constraints. I really do feel like I have lost strength and tone, but I can't beat myself up over it.

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
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Been back in the gym regularly for a few weeks now, and making good progress. And today my thighs and arms ache. Such a massive effort yesterday :)

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Good to see you back in the swing of things again, those first few sessions are always the hardest.

Thanks heavens for muscle memory aye !!

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 Post subject: Re: VeganResistance's lifestyle diary.
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Tell me about it. Over February and March I must have visited the gym around four times, and now I'm lifting more than I was when I left off.

Yesterdays workout:
Warm-up row machine - 3min
Squats (Smith machine) 70kg 5x5
Military Press 30kg 5x5
Curls - 20kgx30 25kgx6 20kgx10
Chinups x3
Treadmill x5 mins 10-13km/h
Yoga/stretching

Those curls have left my biceps hating me, and the squats being 5kg higher than last time was great.

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