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 Post subject: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Since I became Vegan 2 1/2 years ago, FitLife has been my motto. I use it EVERYWHERE in my life to constantly remind myself that Fitness isnt reserved for your time in the gym or on the track but all places and times in life.

I decided on a 2 month re-introduction to lifting and here's the results thus far at about the 30 day mark.

DAY 1
(first day)
DIPS 2x 10 (struggle)
PULL UPS 2x 10, 8 (kipping)
SQUATS 135x 12 155x 11
CRUNCHES 1-FAILUREx 60

(current)
DIPS 2x 15 (easy)
PULL UPS 2x 10 (dead-hanging all but maybe the last 2)
SQUATS 2x 165x 12
CRUNCHES 1-FAILUREx 105

*day of rest* (3 mile run only)

DAY 2
(first day)
BARBELL ROW 105x 12, 155x 6
STANDING BARBELL PRESS 95x 12, 95x 8
DEADLIFT 135x 12, 155x 12
CRUNCHES 1-FAILUREx 65

(current)
BARBELL ROW 2x 145x 10
STANDING BARBELL PRESS 2x 115x10
DEADLIFT 2x 145x12
CRUNCHES 1-FAILUREx 110

Additionally, the last 2 weeks i've been running 3 miles daily. After talking with a good friend and avid runner, I've decided to go 6 miles every other day which I'll be starting today (non-lift day).

Still no before/after pics but I'll get some soon and post'em up.

Thanks for following along!

Dave

**edit** I forgot to mention that I'm taking a new approach with this routine. From the beginning I've selected a weight that I can complete 10 perfect reps with and ONLY increasing the weight when I can complete a set of 15. I've never trained like this before and judging by my wifes response, it's working nicely :)


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:00 pm 
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Hi Dave,

Great stuff, i love your intense abbreviated training style, awesome stuff, will follow:)

Best wishes
Rob


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:30 pm 
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So here I am today 8/8/13 about 30 days in to the above program:

**edit** photos not linking properly, I dont think flickr works with this site.


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:30 pm 
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thoughts tonight.

1. I'm about a week off creatine. Although I'm still seeing gains in the gym, I don't "feel" as strong or solid/dense. Obvious reasons, but simply affirming them aloud.

2. I also no longer feel like I'm running through water when I run between work out days. I went from Yeah baby!!! Every mile faster than the one before it! Perfect perfect perfect day to run!!!difficult 3 mile runs, straight back into 6+ miles every other day with not so much as even sore legs!

3. I'm not taking in any supplemental l-glutamine. I need to fix this!

Beautiful weather today... Well taken advantage of with a easy 6 mile run... Every mile was faster than the previous (9:30 start) (8:30 by mile 6)

Good day today!


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:10 am 
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Figured I'd list my supplementation as well...

Morning:
Glucosamine & Condroidin capslet
Methyl-B12 caplet
Omega 3-6-9 Complex gel cap

Pre-lift work outs: (taken 30min after meal prior to work out)
1x Animal Pak (multi-v complex)

Post-lift work outs:
1 scoop of Cell Tech (not taken on run only days)
16oz water

Evenings:
1x Omega 3-6-9 Complex gel cap

I will be adding L-Glutamine to this regimine as well starting today.


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Oh youre starting out logging looking like a pro, nice!


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:12 am 
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Thanks man. I've got two weeks left of this 're-intro to BB' phase then its time to get my lift on! The weather in Virginia has been perfect for running as has made those 6+ mile runs absolutely enjoyable!


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:34 pm 
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How has training been going? Making progress?


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:44 am 
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I was waiting to close out the 2-month cycle before I posted my progress, so as it stands here's how I'm looking as of the last workouts of the cycle...numbers are to the predetermined completion of 15 reps... if I didnt hit 15 on the last workout I went back to the previous weight that I completed the full 2x 15reps of.

DIPS: +10 reps +25lb
From: 2x 10reps
To: 2x 15 reps + 25lb weight around my wais

Pull-Ups: +8 reps
From 2x 8/5 reps
To: 2x 10 reps

Squats: +45lb
From 2x 20reps 155lb
To: 2x 15reps 195lb

Bent Row: +50lb
From 2x 15reps 95lb
To: 2x 15reps 155lb

OHP: +20lb
From 2x 10reps 95lb
TO: 2x15reps 115lb

DeadLift: +40lb
From 2x 15reps 145lb
To: 2x15reps 175lb

I'm not including numbers from crunches or calf raises as they are a static thing. Also I went from running 3 miles to running 6 miles per day between exercises. I'm looking to run 75 miles for the month of September :)

Thanks for the support and stay tuned for more updates!!


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:35 am 
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Also, I'm considering doing another cycle of insanity but I dont want to lose the progress I've made in the gym in doing so... I'll still be running at least 50-75 miles this month as well so that's to be considered also.

Thoughts??


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 Post subject: Re: FitLife's Back-to-Building log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Depends what your goals are? If you just want to be as big as possible then I'd skip on the insanity but if being as fit as possible is the goal then insanity is a great program.


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