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 Post subject: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:05 pm 
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I've made this log to document my general exercise lifestyle. I have no real goals set forth anymore, any time I set a goal I set walled really hard, I think the Universe is trying to tell me to simmer down. So here is the log of no real goals. Sometimes I run, I always lift, sometimes I carry heavy things, sometimes I hike, fast, but mostly I strive to rope peace into my life and live happily.

So here at my new home (I am actually at an internet cafe till I can afford internet at home) in Idyllwild CA, up in the mountains, at 5,000+ Ft, in the woods I find peace with my mom. It's a place of tranquility, a small town where not much changes, the locals are friendly, kind and generous to accept new people into their community. A good place to nurture your Spirit and body. Mom has gone from 175lbs at 5'1 to >130lbs. I have made it a personal goal to get her healthy and she is doing great.

I've set my gym back up again and begun lifting, hiking the trails near my home, and doing various strongmen routines in my backyard, as well, of course, taking mom on walks.

Here I am 1 week back into it. My muscles are rebounding, and so is my Spirit. With new found strength I find peace again.
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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:53 am 
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Nice, good pics and some of them are humorous too. Some of us need goals, something to work to achieve to keep us motivated. I like that it seems like your goal is peace and that setting goals, for you personally is not the way for you to get there. We're all different. Its cool to see a different perspective like yours. Thanks for sharing your journal.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:27 pm 
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First day back after some body weight stuff the week prior. Been painting and cleaning the cabin. Feeling strong and energetic.

9-23-12 10am-10:45am
Weighted Pushups +40# x8x8x8 -> +45#
Chest Flys 2x33# x8x8x8 -> 2x 38#
Weighted Chinups +15# x8x7x4 -> Fail, Stay
Biceps Curls 2x 33# x10x10x9 -> 2x 38#
Abs +10# 3x10 Obliques, 3x10 Abs
Legs X Knee is jacked
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Finally have my diet squared away. I feel wonderful. I'm not being strict, I just feel better eating 'strict'. Making sure I am loading up on carbs and protein.

9-25-12 10:45am to 11:57am
1 Arm DB Deadlifts 1x 98# x8rx8lx8b -> 1x 103#
1 Arm Rows 73# x8x8x8 -> +2.5#
Weighted Pullups +10# x7x5x5 -> Fail, Stay
DB Military Press 2x 43# x8x8x5 -> Stay
DB Side Raises 2x 25.5# x10x10x10 -> Slower, Stay
Abs +10# 3x10 Obliques, 3x10 Abs Crunches

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9-27-12 9:50am to 10:45am
Weighted Suspension Strap Dips +25# x8x8x8x8 -> +30#
Chest DB Flys 2x 38# x8x8x8x8 -> 2x 43#
Triceps DB Kickbacks x1 15.5# x10x10x10 -> 1x 18#
Weight Vest Good Mornings +50# x10x10x10 -> +60#
Weight Vest Squats +50# x10x10x10 ->60#
Single Weight Vest Calf Raises +50# x12x12x12 -> Stay
Abs +10# 3x10 Obliques, 3x10 Abs Hanging Leg Raises

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Still feeling super. I need some extra rest. I am headed South to San Diego to help divamom move.

9-29-12 10:35am to 11:48am
1 Arm DB Deadlifts 1x 103# x8rx8lx8b -> 108#
1 Arm DB Rows 75.5# x8x8x8 -> 78#
Weighted Pullups + 10# x8x7.5x4.5 +6 Negatives -> Fail, Stay
DB Military Press 2x 43# x8x8x6 -> 2x 45.5#
DB Side Raises 2x 28# x10x10x7 -> Stay
Lat Pullovers w/ Plate 25# x10x10xX 2x10# x10 *Try Hammer Grip DBs
Abs +10# 3x10 Obliques, 3x10 Abs Crunches

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Training for work today. So it's an early workout, and breaking fast early today. Still I feel good, great, and very strong after 3 days of rest. Helped divamom move. Much love pal. <3

10-2-12 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM
DB Floor Chest Press 2x 63# x8 2x 65.5# x7x7 -> Stay
DB Chest Flys 2x 43# x8x8x8 -> 2x 48#
Weighted Hammer Chinups +15# x8x7x7 -> +2.5#
Biceps Curl Singles 2x 38# x8x8x8 -> 2x 40#
Abs +10# 3x10 Obliques, 3x10 Abs Hanging Leg Raises

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Ran 2.6 miles today through the campground today with only a slight nagging in my knee. Exercising AND checking on the campers.

I am starting to obsess about food so I am going to back off on calorie counting and try and ease my feet into a more instinctive eating style. My goal is to go by loose quantities of things I eat, protein powder, wheat stuffs, veggies, fruits, and legumes. We will see how I sort out.

Peace.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:38 pm 
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10-4-12 10:20AM to 11:35 AM
1 Arm DB Deadlifts 108# x8rx8lx8b
1 Arm DB Rows 2x78# xx8x8x7 - Stay
Weighted Pullups +10# x8x8x5 -> +2.5#
1 Arm DB Military Press 45.5# x8x8x8 -> 48#
DB Side Raises 2x 28# x10x10x9 -> Stay
DB Lat Pullovers 2x13# x10x10x10 -> 2x 15.5#
Hanging Ab Raises x10x10x8 +25# Floor crunches x20x20
Oblique Crunches +25# x10x10x10 -> 35#

Ordered some pea/rice protein, 70% pea and 30% rice. The amino profile fits better with my diet.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:57 am 
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Ran 3.5 miles at 25min today with only a very dull nagging on my knee. I will stay here until I feel nothing in my knee.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:12 pm 
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10-6-12 10:47 AM to 12:11 PM Chest-Dips/Triceps/Biceps/Legs/Abs

Weighted Dips +30# x8x7x6 -> +2.5# + Unladen Dips x5x5x5
DB Chest Flys 2x48# x8x8x8 -> 2x 50.5#
Triceps Kickbacks 18# x10x10x10 -> 20.5#
Weighted Chinups +15# x8x7.5x5 -> +2.5# (Form Error) + Unladen Chinups x8x8x6
Hammer DB Curls 40# x9x9x8.5 -> +2.5#
Vest Squats +75# x10x10x10x10 -> 100#
Vest Good Mornings +75# x10x10x10x10 -> 100#
Vest Calf Raises +75# x15x15x15x15 -> 100#
Hanging Ab Raises x10x10x9 + 25# Crunches x22x20
Oblique Crunches 35# x12x15x15 -> 40#

Trying a new routine with more volume on each day while not overloading an individual muscle group. Will look similar to my old one.

A1: Chest-Press/Biceps/Legs/Abs
2x chest, 2x biceps, 3x legs, 2x abs movements

1 day rest till B.

B: Back-Upper-Lower/Shoulders/Abs
1x deadlifts, 2x back-general, 2x shoulders, 2x Abs

1 or 2 days rest until A2, depending on how I feel.

A2: Chest-Dips/Biceps/Triceps/Legs/Abs
2x chest, 1x triceps, 3x biceps, 3x legs, 2x abs

1 day rest till day B.

Getting 13-15 workouts in a month. 2x a week I run. And I walk every day.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:43 am 
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Wow, home in the mountines, sounds perfect. You are so lucky to live there. You should start to climb. I read that Idyllwild is flanked by two large rocks, so cool!

Well, we eat to live, not live to eat. Obsession with food might be dangerous. I agree that we should follow our intuition and eat what our body suggest. Once i planned each meal several days in advance. But it was driving me crazy, I was thinking about food all the time. Now I have just few "rules" in my nutrition: avoiding sugar, wheat (with varying degrees of success) and eat less than guys (sometimes it's hard) :P

I will follow your log. Have a good week!

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Yep, we have Tahquitz Peak. I can see it from my front door. I don't climb, because I am allergic to falling to my death. (; I do love it here, nurtures the soul. And finally working again is very fulfilling. I like taking care of my mother, which is partly why we settled up here.

Thanks for looking,.

I took today 100% off except for my daily walk with mom (she's lost 40lbs btw on a Vegetarian diet) Still working on her to give up milk.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Your mother is very lucky to have you :)
It's cool that she is on vegetarian diet. I wish my parents were vegans or at least vegetarians. But there is no way that would change their nutrition. My mother thinks that veganism is for vain and spoiled people who have too much time in life, so they think about nutrition too much, instead of doing important things. :P

Rock climbing is safe, average annual risk of death as a concequence of rock climbing per milion people is just 3,13, while 59,52 per milion die in the road accidents.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:07 pm 
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I think I am lucky to have mom, she keeps me in check. (;

10-08-2012 Day B 9:56 AM to 11:11 AM
1 Arm DB Deadlifts 113# x8Rx8Lx10B -> 118#
1 Arm DB Rows 78# x8x8x8 -> 80.5#
Weighted Pullups +12.5# x8x7x4 + 4 Negatives -> Stay + Unladen Pullups x4x5x4
1 Arm DB Military Press 48# x8x8x8 -> 50.5#
DB Side Raises 2x 28# x10x10x10 -> 2x 30.5#
Hanging Ab Raises x10x12x10 + 25# Crunches x20x20x20
Obliqye Crunches 40# x15x15x15 -> 45#

Feeling like after day A2 I need an extra day rest. We'll see if I sleep better tonight and tomorrow. Baking bread meow.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:48 pm 
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My routines are evolving, I am incorporating some high volume into each day. I feel incredibly strong. I have to restructure my days because some of them drag on too long. I like to keep it under 1.5hrs Today was kind of a cluster fuck as I experiment with high volume.

10-10-12 11:05AM to 12:30PM
DB Floor Chest Press 2x68# x8x7x5 -> Stay
Weighted Pushups +10# x20x20x20 -> Stay (I paused and restarted a lot to eek out 60 reps, another high volume incorporation)
DB Flys 2x 50.5 = Fail 2x 48# x9x7x7 (This will become a x10)
Hammer Chinups +17.5# x10 +20# x8x6 ->
Biceps Curls 2x 40.5# x8x8x8 -> Stay (This will become x10)
Squats 75# x20x20x-> Too much volume, dropping to x15 -> +85# Next week
Goodmornings 75# 20x20 Too much volume, dropping to x15 -> 85# Next week
Calf Raises 753 x20x20x20 -> Stay, moving calves to cardio days, need to chop time off.
Hanging Ab Raises x20x15x10 +25# Crunches x20 to clean up
Oblique Crunches +45.5# x20x20x20 -> Stay

New routine is:

A1: Chest-Press/Biceps/Legs/Abs
3x chest, 2x biceps, 2x legs, 2x abs movements

1 day rest till B.

B: Back-Upper-Lower/Shoulders/Abs
1x deadlifts, 2x back-general, 2x shoulders, 2x Abs

1 or 2 days rest until A2, depending on how I feel.

A2: Chest-Dips/Biceps/Triceps/Legs/Abs
3x chest, 1x triceps, 2x biceps, 2x legs, 2x abs

1 day rest till day B.

Calves go on cardio days, will throw one or two ab days on cardio as well if I feel the workout is dragging on.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:24 pm 
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10-12-12 1hr 15min
1 Arm DB Deadlifts 118# x7Rx8Lx8B > 120.5#
1 Arm DB Rows 80.5# x8x8x8 > 83#
Weighted Pullups +12.5# x8x7x5 > Stay
Unladen Pullups x8x5x6
1 Arm DB Military Press 50.5 x8x8x8 > 53#
DB Side Raises 2x 30.5# x10x10x9 > 2x 33#
Hanging Ab Raises x12x11x9 + 45# x25 Crunches
Oblique Crunches 45# x20x20x20 > Stay

Log is from yesterday. Today I ran 30 minutes

I am very happy with my diet. I am getting about 40% protein, 50% carbs and 10% fat at around 2,300kcal. I try and divide my protein up into 40-50g servings every couple hours. I generally eat this.

Break-Fast 10am-12pm: (I drink 1/3 about 15 min before I lift, 1/3 while I lift, and 1/3 after I lift on lifting days)
50g pea/rice protein, creatine, 5g EAAs, some liquid zinc, piece of fruit (After I lift)

Main Meal: (I like to eat this about 2hrs after I start lifting, if I am feeling peckish before I eat 1/2lb bread first)
4 or 5c chickpeas or split peas
1c steamed veggies and some fresh veggies
Some TVP or wheat meat
1/2lb whole wheat bread
(I divide this up into two servings, one I eat about 3hrs later)

Snack:
Big bowl of oats with some flaxseed or coconut

Snack: (Before I start fasting again at about 8 or 9)
50g pea/rice protein and creatine, maybe a bit of PB

I am getting around 200-225g protein.

I am eating pretty much no soy these days.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:06 pm 
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10-14-12 1hr 15 min
Weighted Dips +35# x7x7x6
Unladen Dips x8x10x10
DB Chest Flys 2x 48# x8x1x8.5 > Stay (Aim for 10s)
Triceps Kickbacks 18# x15x15x15 > 20.5#
Chinups W +20# x7x7x6 > Stay
Unladen Hammer Chinups x8x8x8 (Aim for 10s)
DB Squats 96# x15x15x15 > 101#
Vest Good Mornings +50# x15x15x15 > +60#

I am doing well experimenting with my rep scheme for different muscle groups. However I am not focusing on my legs enough, my chest days are too crowded and I am too burnt out at the end to give too much to my legs. So I am splitting my legs off into their own day. I am also working to fix my pullup/chinup and curls and give myself high and low reps on each day. Here is how my new structure will look.

A1: Chest-Press/Biceps/Abs
1x Chest-Press x8
1x Pushups+ x20
Chest Flys x10-15
Chinups x8-15
Curls x8-15
2x Abs x15-20

B: Legs
2x Quads x15
1x Hamstrings x15
2x Calves x15
(When I get more weight I will do an extra quad movement x8 or so)

Rest

C: Back-Entire
1x Deadlifts x8
1x Rows x8
1x Pullups+ x8
1x Unladen Pullups x10-12
2x Abs x15-20

Rest

A2: Chest/Triceps/Biceps
1x Dips+ x8
1x Unladen Dips x10-15
1x Chest Flys x12-15
2x Triceps x15
Chinups x8-15
Curls x8-15

Repeat


That means the entire circuit would take 6 days to complete giving me 20 workouts a month and 10 days rest. My old one was 5 giving me 15 workouts a month and 15 days rest.

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