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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 1:18 am 
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YUM!

You thinking of building your own website then?

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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:58 pm 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
YUM!

You thinking of building your own website then?


Yeap, have found it interested and hopefully over time I get some new skills!
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So last 13 days in USA have been insane, have been going all out on partying/site seeing with friends from back home. In terms of exercise the only stuff I have done is the walking around seeing the sites of Vegas/LA and San Fran. But I managed to eat Vegan at all the places we went to which was awesome, even if it meant a garden salad with fries a lot.

Friends headed to the East Coast yesterday morning, so I went straight to the gym yesterday evening. Lifted weights for 40 mins (did not push it and surprised myself by running 30 mins on the treadmill comfortably (not a fast pace).

This evening I am jumping on a bus to Portland (17 hour journey) where I will stay for a week before arriving in Vancouver. Really looking forward to Portland, have only herd great things (if any VBB members want to meet up, let me know!).

Will be looking to get some solid cardio in while I am there!

Hope everyone out there is awesome, I will catch up over time on everyones progress!

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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
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So Portlands cardio has been purely walking, lots of it. Did a hike yesterday which was a good change.

WOW! There is so many vegan options here, you literally can walk down any street and before long you will stumble across a shop that clearly states what vegan items are on there menu. There a also a bunch of vegan cafes/restaurants too which is awesome.

There is a food cart (1st photo)I have been to 3 times now for a yummy vegan burrito, here is the zucchini one (2nd photo). 3rd photo is of the vegan mini mall, personally it was below my expectations, but its got such a good foundation they can make it a real hit!

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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
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Good looking burrito there, I like how they have catered to the non-meat eaters as well. Cool!

San Fran is a great place, tons to see and do there aye MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
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Have finally made it to Vancouver!!! Awesome time in Portland and Seattle. Gutted I didnt make it to PlantFit PDX while there, but no doubt I will be back. Portland really is the Vegan capital of the world!

Arrived in Vancouver Tuesday night, walked roughly 30km yesterday getting everything set up. Having a chill day today, but then tomorrow I am back to working out.

Looking forward to writing workouts etc. here with consistency again!

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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
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You walked 30km, wow! How long did that take you, would have to be about 6 hours or so no?

Enjoy Vancouver, it's an amazing place !!

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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
You walked 30km, wow! How long did that take you, would have to be about 6 hours or so no?

Enjoy Vancouver, it's an amazing place !!


Yea bout 6km, wasnt keeping track until I got home and worked it out! Got Bank account, sim card, and SIN sorted out though so big win.

Went to the Steve Nash chain of gyms today, think I will stick with them, good price line (better than Aussie), good equipment and convenient. They did a quick body composition test, just one where you stand on the scales etc but that body % seems pretty low.

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Also bought some MyVega today, wholly! Its the tastiest protein shake ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Nextlevel Fitness/Strength
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2 proper workouts completed at the gym, still working out what all the equipment is, and will get into a proper routine next week.

Will now be working in pounds!!!

Day 1:
Lateral Fly: 20 x 8, 25 x 8, 25 x 10, 25 x 10, 25 x 10
Skull Crushers: bar x 12, bar x 12, bar+10 x 12, bar+10 x 12, bar+10 x 12
Bench Press: bar x 8, bar+10 x 18, bar+10 x 8, bar+20 x 8, bar+20 x 8
Pec Fly: 40 x 8, 40 x 8, 40 x 8, 45 x 8, 45 x 8
Calf Raises 120 x 8, 140 x 10, 140 x 10

Day 2:
Arnold Press: 25 x 4 (each arm), 25 x 8, 25 x 8, 25 x 8, 25 x 8
Calf Raise: 140 x 10, 140 x 10, 140 x 10, 140 x 10, 140 x 10
Seated Row: 30 x 10, 75 x 8, 75 x 8, 90 x 8, 90 x 8
Seated Chest Press: 50 x 8, 65 x 8, 65 x 8, 80 x 10, 95 x 10
Skull Crushers: Bar x 10, bar+10 x 10, bar+10 x 10, bar+20 x 10, bar+20 x 10
Assisted Dips: 70 x 10, 70 x 10, 70 x 10, 55 x 10, 55 x 10
Arm Extension: 20 x 10, 40 x 10, 40 x 10, 50 x 10, 50 x 10
And a lil bit of ab work.

Cooked for the first time in roughly 10 weeks tonight, made fried rice - very rusty but its dinner for next few days haha

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 Post subject: Re: Jub, a Vegan in the Gym
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Another gym session complete, bought a bike today, so will be using that heaps Im sure, its roughly 4km to the gym each way from where Im staying so its a good warm up and warm down :)

Lat Pulldowns: 70 x 10, 80 x 10, 90 x 10, 90 x 10, 90 x 10
Leg Extension: 75 x 8, 90 x 10, 105 x 12, 120 x 12, 135 x 12
Calf Raises: 140 x 10, 140 x 10, 140 x 10, 150 x 10, 150 x 10
Lying Leg Curl (this one feels awkward for me): 60 x 8, 70 x 8, 70 x 8, 70 x 8, 80 x 10
Also did another exercise I cant remember name of and some ab work.

Am going to work on adding some good middle back exercises tomorrow. Anyone got personal favourites?

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 Post subject: Re: Jub, a Vegan in the Gym
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Am going to work on adding some good middle back exercises tomorrow. Anyone got personal favourites?

Rows for me, braced ones lying down on a bench or cable rows seem to hit the mid back quite nicely.

Yep, that protein is tasty!

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 Post subject: Re: Jub, a Vegan in the Gym
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I don't know why I've never seen this log before but its awesome, really interesting stuff. I definitely need to take a trip over to the U.S sometime ahha :)

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 Post subject: Re: Jub, a Vegan in the Gym
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
JubNZ wrote:
Am going to work on adding some good middle back exercises tomorrow. Anyone got personal favourites?

Rows for me, braced ones lying down on a bench or cable rows seem to hit the mid back quite nicely.

Yep, that protein is tasty!


Cheers, I think I will go with cable rows, couldn't find a place to do cable rows originally until I had already changed!!!

I actually would be happy drinking Vega all day, the budget wont allow that tho haha.

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I don't know why I've never seen this log before but its awesome, really interesting stuff. I definitely need to take a trip over to the U.S sometime ahha :)


Cheers Ross, I changed the title the other day, maybe thats why :)

US is awesome! Make it happen!

Today was a open membership day or something at the gym so it was a mad house!

Bench Press: bar + 10 x 8, bar + 20 x 8, bar + 30 x 8, bar + 30 x 8, bar + 30 x 8 (will be improving this regularly)
Arnold Press: 15 x 8, 30 x 6, 30 x 6 (really struggled in this today)
Seated Row: 75 x 10, 90 x 8, 60 x 15, 60 x 15, 60 x 15 (decided to lower weight and increase reps as it felt like it was really hitting th back with higher weight, focused on technique)
Lat Fly: 10 x 8, 20 x 8, 20 x 8, 20 x 8 (enjoy doing these)
Pec Fly: 45 x 8 (5 sets, this movement feels so weird to me)
Incline Press: 60 x 8, 75 x 8 (3 sets), 90 x 8 (good way to finish up)

Then went for a small run after getting home, stopped and did some dips at the benches from time to time

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 Post subject: Re: Jub, a Vegan in the Gym
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Very nice session man, nice choice of exercises and I like the fact that you got a bit of a run in after all of that. Good stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: Jub, a Vegan in the Gym
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So its now June, and after a fail last month (skipping drunk is hard!) I am ready to do the skipping challenge. Here it is below:

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2 more workouts since last up date, with a rest day yesterday.

31st June, went to the premium Steve Nash Gym, was massive with a lot of equipment, some which I hadnt seen before.

Mid Row: 85 x 12, 94 x 12, 103 x 12, 111 x 12, 120 x 12
Seated Row: 70 x 12, 70 x 12, 85 x 8, 100 x 8, 115 x 8
Shoulder Press: 49 x 20, 55 x 12, 59 x 12, 62 x 12, 66 x 12 (to fail on last set)
Leg Press: 160 x 8, 200 x 15, 20 x 15, 280 x 15, 300 x 15
Lat Pull Down: 60 x 8, 90 x 12, 105 x 6, 105 x 6, 105 x 6
Chest Press: 30 x 8, 40 x 10, 50 x 10, 50 x 8, 50 x 8 (to fail on last set)
Leg Extension: 69 x 12, 78 x 12, 86 x 12, 95 x 12, 107 x 15
Calf Extension: 40 x 12, 60 x 12, 80 x 12, 140 x 12, 180 x 12

1st June = Rest day

2nd June
Lat Pull Down: 60 x 8, 80 x 12, 80 x 12, 90 x 12, 90 x 12
Seated Row: 40 x 8, 60 x 12, 60 x 12, 70 x 12, 70 x 12
Skull Crushers: Bar x 12, Bar+10 x 12, Bar+10 x 12, Bar+15 x 12, Bar+15 x 12
Lat Fly: 15 x 8, 20 x 12, 20 x 12, 25 x 12, 25 x 12
Incline Press: 60 x 8, 75 x 12, 75 x 12, 90 x 8, 90 x 8
5 mins on abs

Just looking at these two sessions, seeing the difference between the seated rows. Shows me that you need to leave the ego at the door, your mate at another gym might be saying X, and you want to do X, but can only do Y. You may actually be stronger if you were in the exact same piece of equipment (all the brands are so different)

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 Post subject: Re: Jub, a Vegan in the Gym
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2 more sessions complete, and a rest day today. Going to look into this cluster sets business, think it might be ideal for me.

June 3rd:
Leg Press: 200 x 12, 240 x 12, 280 x 12, 300 x 12, 300 x 15
Mid Row: 85 x 8, 111 x 12, 111 x 15, 120 x 12, 120 x 11 (fail)
Overhead Press: 30 x 8, 70 x 12, 70 x 12, 65 x 12, 75 x 12
Arnold Press: 15 x 8, 20 x 8, 22.5 x 8, 22.5 x 10, 22.5 x 12
Hip Adduction: 40 x 8, 85 x 12, 115 x 12, 130 x 12, 145 x 12
Hip Abduction: 40 x 8, 85 x 12, 115 x 12, 130 x 12, 145 x 12
Calf Extension: 80 x 8, 100 x 12, 140 x 12, 160 x 12, 180 x 12

First time doing the hip exercises, was a weird feeling!

June 4th: This was 1st time I tried cluster sets, felt good, so will look into them more.

Lying Leg Curls: 40 x 8, 70 x 12, 70 x 12, 80 x 12, 80 x 8
Leg Extensions: 45 x 8, Cluster set -> 90lb, 10 sets of 4 reps w/ 20secs rest
Incline Press: 45 x 8, Cluster set -> 90lb, 10 sets of 4 reps w/ 20sec rest
Calf Raises: 90 x 8, Cluster set -> 180lb, 6 sets of 6 reps w/ 20sec rest
Abdominal Machine: 30 x 8, 50 x 12, 50 x 12, 60 x 12, 60 dx 12

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