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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:56 pm 
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Totally agree chum,

Back in the early 80s when the fitness movement really took off, there was a focus put on what was called "total fitness", it was made up of several component's, Muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition, at that time, Arthur Jones was still the owner of Nautilus, and his then focus was more on research than selling Nautilus machines (he had made his fortune by then), he had assembled a team of experts in physiology in Florida to help him conduct his research.
One of the things that Jones set about to prove and did, is that you could improve all aspects of "total fitness" with a well designed strength training program.

A will formulated strength training program (like yours) will...

*Increase muscular strength and mass
*Improve bone density
*Improve cardiovascular function
*Makes us more injury resistant
*Improve joint mobility and flexibility
*Ramp up the metabolism
*Reduce blood pressure
*Relief lower back pain
*Help prevent loss of muscle as we get older
*Improve blood sugar metabolism
*Reduce stress levels
*Improve athletic performance
*help lower cholesterol
*Improve gastrointestinal transition time
*Reduce difficulty in preforming day-to-day tasks

When it comes to Aerobic or steady state activity, it'll do only some of those things, but mostly it will be counterproductive, as well as that, contrary to popular belief it isn't a good method for fat loss, one pound of fat can fuel the body for up to 10 hours of steady state activity, the most important contribution exercise makes to a fat loss program, is the maintenance of lean muscle tissue, strength training is the only reputable method of maintaining muscle mass.
Aerobic's of the other hand, can actually cause you to lose muscle. But, my main issue with steady state activity, is the damage / wear and tear element.


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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:18 pm 
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I need to incorporate more HIT training and do some Yoga. But I prefer to keep interval HIT stuff to cardio because when I weightlift I focus really hard on rest in between sets and maximal strength.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Rest today. Worked fasted this AM.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:11 pm 
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7-30-13 1hr
1 leg squat 178.5x4 163.5x7 153.5x10 > 183.5/Hold/Hold
Weighted pullups 88x3 67.5x6 55x9 27.5x12 > Hold
DB side raises 96.25 x10x10 > Hold
Calf raises 198.5 x12x12 > X

I am absolutely fucking obliterated and crawled into the kitchen and started shoveling food into my mouth hole. My strength must return or I may die. My brain doesn't seem to realize my muscles have atrophied.

My quads and lats are just destroyed.

I am keeping my sessions under 1hr now.

Please come back strength. ):

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:30 pm 
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8-1-13 1hr 5 min
DB chest press 186x2 168.5x7 153.5x9 > Hold
Dips +93x3 70x6 55x9 27.5x13 > Hold
DB push press 113.5x6 103.5x10 > Hold
DB chest flyes 64.25 x 7x4 > Hold

I took yesterday to just rest and eat since I am still so damn weak. My legs were absolutely destroyed so a jog was out of the question. I will probably go for a jog tomorrow night in a fed state.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:43 pm 
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8-3-13 1hr
DB deadlifts warmups +198.5x8 > Aiming for 10 reps next time
Chinups 95.5x4.5 70x7 55x10 32.5x14 > 98/72.5/57.5/35
DB rows 133x6 120.5x10 > Hold (Use Straps/Grip issues)
DB shrugs 198.5 x10x10 > X
Bicep curls 2x53 x8x8 > Hold

My strength is finally returning. My deadlifts feel very strained because of a lower back injury that put me out of commission for a month of deadlifting so I am taking it easy. Still, no pain, and I feel great.

I took yesterday to rest. I will go for a jog tomorrow but I am keeping my mileage low till my strength totally bounces back.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:25 am 
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I didn't sleep too well last night, I have a lot on my mind and I've been a bit upset. I'm not going to run today as I have to work.

I'll probably nap later.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:45 pm 
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I lied. No reason to let someone get in the way of your goals.

8-4-13
3 mile run, 30 minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:02 am 
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Good attitude CY. Head up and chest out mate!

Glad to hear your back is coming right as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:25 am 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Good attitude CY. Head up and chest out mate!

Glad to hear your back is coming right as well.


Thanks buddy. (: It was sore as hell as it had not been trained in 1+month but I am feeling really good about it.

Only slept about 8hrs last night cause I gotta go with mom to a doctors appointment but I can make it up tonight. I try and shoot for 9 tbh.

How's life?

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Took yesterday off. But I did a lot of walking and a bit of manual labor.

8-6-13 1hr 5 min
1 leg squats 183.5x3 163.5x8 153.5x10 > Hold/168.5/Hold
Pullups 88x4 67.5x7 55x10 27.5x12 > 93/Hold/Hold/Hold
DB side raises 69.25 x10x10 > 71.75
Calf raises 198.5x15 x15 > X

Actually managed to get my quads to totally give out today. Leg day sucks. ;_;

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:38 am 
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Rest today. Going for breakfast w/ mom for our birthdays. <3

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:07 pm 
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I don't really crave attention from my exercise habits. But it's really nice when a stranger notices my physique and comments on it. Mom and I are moving and I will not have the space to lift at home so I need a gym membership; as such since my Five Fingers are my only shoes I need to get a pair of over shoes to wear on my walk to the gym in the Winter. So I went to a local shoe store to look at the stock and the woman commented on my physique. I was very flattered to have someone notice my hard work.

I am very excited to be getting a gym membership. With access to more equipment I can push my physique even further to it's limits. I am giddy.

My father also reached out to me today after us not having spoken in a year or so.

Today has been a very good Birthday. (:

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:56 pm 
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8-8-13 1hr 10 min
DB chest press 186x2.5 168.5x7 153.5x10 > Hold
Dips +93x3 70x7 55x10 27.5x13 > Hold/72.5/57.5/30
DB push press 113.5x7 103.5x10 > 118.5/108.5
DB chest flyes 2x49.25 x10x10 > Hold

Finally feeling stronger!

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 Post subject: Re: Yetis New Log: New Goal = No Goal
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:56 pm 
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I ran my old route today, 3.1 miles. I'm not even gonna post the time cause I got tired and stopped to walk, then got a stitch and stopped again, then I just quit 1/4 mile from home. This route is A LOT more technical and has A LOT more elevation gain. Needless to say I am going to stick with my new 3 miler which does not suck.

I am positive this brutal route was shortening my training periods before rest.

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