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#31 Postby Richard » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:02 am

VeganDude wrote:Hey ninja dude, if your hands are hurting from playing drums you should have a look at how you hold the sticks and the amount of tension. Normally one should be able to play long with no pain, even when hitting hard.
Be carefull, if you play with to much tension you can really hurt yourself.


I know :( I talked to the guy who owns the studio who has played drums for 30 years and is a drum teacher, he says I hold the sticks wrong... and I have been trying to adapt to what he says. But I think yesterday was particularly bad because I hadn't played drums for months, maybe 8 months or something like that. So it was a shock, it doesn't normally hurt like that. But we'll see next time I play, thanks for your concern! :)
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#32 Postby Richard » Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:50 pm

I AM GOING TO BENCH PRESS NOW, I HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAPPY

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#33 Postby lelle » Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:59 pm

Richard wrote:I AM GOING TO BENCH PRESS NOW, I HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAPPY


:shock: what happened to your journal?

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#34 Postby Richard » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:05 pm

lelle wrote:
Richard wrote:I AM GOING TO BENCH PRESS NOW, I HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAPPY


:shock: what happened to your journal?


I know :x I suck. i aught to get back on it. What I just did:

60x one-legged hops on the tramp (left)
60x one-legged hops on the tramp (right)

20x pressups

bench press
8x 49kg
6x 49kg
1x 63kg

EDIT: mis-read the weights!
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#35 Postby lelle » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:27 pm

Richard wrote:I know :x I suck. i aught to get back on it. What I just did:

60x one-legged hops on the tramp (left)
60x one-legged hops on the tramp (right)

20x pressups

bench press
8x 52kg
6x 52kg
1x 68kg


don't be too hard on yourself! there are times when everybody just skips training, whatever the cause may be. the important thing is that you are back :wink:

good job on the 68kg benchpress! that's a weight I can only dream of :)

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#36 Postby Richard » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:29 pm

lelle wrote:
Richard wrote:I know :x I suck. i aught to get back on it. What I just did:

60x one-legged hops on the tramp (left)
60x one-legged hops on the tramp (right)

20x pressups

bench press
8x 52kg
6x 52kg
1x 68kg


don't be too hard on yourself! there are times when everybody just skips training, whatever the cause may be. the important thing is that you are back :wink:

good job on the 68kg benchpress! that's a weight I can only dream of :)


Thankz! Well I have been training, just not making the log. With my girlfriend staying for the last 10 weeks, I had cut down on training, like a bum. But last week I went 4 times to the gym, and today I am training at home doing chest. I will hit some more bench and more pressups a bit later.

EDIT: It was 63, I just checked. I get confused easily! Bwup, I am going to do more now

just did:

8x 53kg
3x 57kg

Writing it out does help, it lets you see exactly what you've done and how you're progressing. Woo
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#37 Postby lelle » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:34 pm

ah I see, well then it's not that bad with your training I guess
keep on :rock:

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#38 Postby Richard » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:27 pm

4 minutes bike

Bench press
15x just the bar
12x 30kg
8x 40kg
6x 40kg
4x 57kg

dumbell press
10x 15kg (per hand)
10x 17.5kg (per hand)

row machine
12x 70kg
8x 130kg
10x 70kg
6x 130kg

front shoulder raises
6x 7.5kg per hand

Leg press
10x 90kg (both legs together)
8x 90kg (right leg)
8x 90kg (left leg)
10x 70kg (right leg)
10x 70kg (left leg)

ab crunches
3x 12

bike 5 minutes

pullups
4, 1 :x :x :x
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#39 Postby Richard » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:03 pm

Oof

2 minutes warm up on the rower

lat pulldown machine, I think the machines are in lbs, but I have to check :o
10x 100
10x 120
8x 130

resistance row machine
12x 90
10x 100
8x 110

tricep thingie behind the head thing (both hands at once)
10 x 15kg
10 x 17.5
8 x 20kg
12 x 15kg

bicep curl (I lost count, I did lots...)
10 x 10kg x 3
10 x 7.5kg x 3
10 x 5kg x 3
at least

side shoulder raises
8 x 7.5kg

tricep pulldown machine (not sure how heavy the plates are...)
10x 4 plates
10x 5 plates
8x 6 plates

shrugs
10 x 22.5kg (weight in each hand)
10 x 25kg

bike 10 minutes

ab crunches
20, 15, 12
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#40 Postby Richard » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:31 am

Hahar, i went crazy at the gym following kathryn's advice, did some circuitry, I can't quite remember what I did exactly... the exercises were mixed up so I didn't take a break, did one set on one thing, then went to another machine, did a set straight away etc

bike 20 minutes

dumbell press
10 x 17.5kg (each hand)

lateral shoulder raises
10x 5kg (each hand)
10x 7.5kg
10x 5kg

front shoulder raises
10x 5kg (each hand)

lat pulldown machine
12x 70lbs
10x 90lbs
10x 90lbs

leg curl thing machine (hamstring)
10x 70lbs
10x 70lbs

leg press machine
10x 90lbs right leg
10x 90lbs left leg
10x 90lbs right leg
10x 90lbs left leg
10x 90lbs both legs together
10x 110lbs ''
10x 130lbs "
10x 150lbs "

Martial arts for a while, stretching, some stances for thigh development
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#41 Postby Daywalker » Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:23 pm

Good to see some ninja action in the gym - well, in the log at least :D

Make sure to check your own log once in a while to verify your progress, and try to up the weights now and then.

Good work so far!
No one said it would be easy.

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#42 Postby Richard » Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:32 pm

Yeah man, I've been taking it easy a little because it had been several months of pretty much 0 activity, and I don't want to bust my ligaments like I've done before. Now that it's been two weeks, I am hoping to make some gains again. Early in the year, in the spring, I was doing really well! I seemed to make gains every week. I hope to get back to that.
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#43 Postby SeaSiren » Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:13 pm

Richard wrote:Hahar, i went crazy at the gym


Yes, you did! :shock:

Don't wear yourself out. :lol:

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#44 Postby Richard » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:23 pm

made myself go to the gym today. I had injured my back some how a few days ago, it was a bit swollen low down. It is recovering, but I didn't do too much today because even if I don't target the back, it is a supporting muscle for lots of exercises.

bike 20 minutes

dumbbell press
10x 15kg (each hand)

side shoulder raise
10x 7.5kg

tricep extendy behind the head thing (both hands at once)
10x 17.5kg
8x 20kg - new personal best
7x 20kg

bicep curl
8x 15kg (single, done on each hand)
6x 15kg "

leg press
10x 150lbs
10x 170lbs
10x 190lbs

new personal best for leg press. I must be recovering from my knee problems now. I also did a new personal best of 100 squats the other day, as part of a challenge for BigBwii's forum. My previous personal best had been 50! So i am doing well for legs, even thought I still stink
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#45 Postby Daywalker » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:00 pm

Congrats on the PBs Richard!

And don't listen to SeaSiren - go crazy in the gym and attack the weights! ;)


Richard wrote:So i am doing well for legs, even thought I still stink

Man, sorry to hear that, but i can assure you, body odour has nothing to do with your leg training. Just make sure to take a shower afterwards and eat more raw food, and drink plenty of water. :roll:
No one said it would be easy.


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