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Re: Strength Vs Size

#271 Postby veggiesasquatch » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:37 am

I hate summer! Winter is more beautiful!

How are you enjoying the bb routines?
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#272 Postby chewybaws » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:54 am

Wait a damn minute, there's something missing in this log...what weight are you lifting??

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Re: Strength Vs Size

#273 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:40 am

chewybaws wrote:Wait a damn minute, there's something missing in this log...what weight are you lifting??

Haha, nice one eagle-eyes! I had a decent bit of time off from the weights as I got a bit burnt out from my last two back-tp-back meets. Just been cruising back into things and not concerning myself with what I'm lifting (well, more like what I'm not lifting).

Will start rewriting the weights in from next week, thanks for checking in buddy :)
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#274 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:27 am

I just got some samples of the Vega range, gotta say I love them. Thanks so much for sorting that out Robert, expect and order soon once I have tried them all out.

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Taste & mixability is superb and I really like the serving of Omega's in there that you don't get with regular proteins. Top notch stuff!

I will be hitting up arms later tonight, just getting in a good day of eating first. Funny how something simple can motivate you. I just changed my profile photo on Facebook to my Raw PL'ing certificate and seeing that 415kg total really got me thinking... I can beat that.
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#275 Postby The PhytoAthlete » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:45 pm

Hey MF,

Great journal, I just found it and read through it today.

The first thing I noticed is your low resting heart rate. When you do your cardio, do you wear a heart rate monitor and if so, do you ever check your heart rate recovery times, say for example how much your heart rate drops at 1 minute of rest during a cardio workout?

Your resting heart rate is so good and with your past experience in marathons etc, I was just interested in hearing your recovery rate times if you keep track of it.

Thanks for the interesting journal.

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Re: Strength Vs Size

#276 Postby veggiesasquatch » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:14 pm

Man so jealous of some of the vegan products around the world:(
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#277 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:38 pm

veggiesasquatch wrote:I hate summer! Winter is more beautiful!

How are you enjoying the bb routines?

Yeah, I'm quite enjoying it. It's a good change for my body although I don't think it will be long before I start craving the heavy stuff again ~ realistically I'd like to be in good form to do the Raw Champs again this December.

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Re: Strength Vs Size

#278 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:53 pm

The PhytoAthlete wrote:Hey MF,

Great journal, I just found it and read through it today.

The first thing I noticed is your low resting heart rate. When you do your cardio, do you wear a heart rate monitor and if so, do you ever check your heart rate recovery times, say for example how much your heart rate drops at 1 minute of rest during a cardio workout?

Your resting heart rate is so good and with your past experience in marathons etc, I was just interested in hearing your recovery rate times if you keep track of it.

Thanks for the interesting journal.

Thanks for dropping by and your comment, much appreciated !!

I've never really monitored my heart rate in the gym, but although the last year or so I have been powerlifting my actual background is in endurance sports. Mainly running ~ I'm a keen marathoner and ultrarunner. I've done plenty of running using a HR monitor and I normally sit in the 120-150bpm range for a typical 5min/km pace. I'd like to think my pulse rate correlates to just having generally good aerobic conditioning ?! I know when I was doing a lot of running (my max weeks topped out at around 150km), it was in the low 40's most mornings, that's why I think the aerobic side of things probably has something to do with it.
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#279 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:09 pm

Have some training to write up but it's our daughters' 6th Birthday today so the weekend will be pretty busy. Likely to be on Monday when I get round to typing them all up!

Hope everyone has a great weekend ~ train hard and train smart MF.
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#280 Postby VeganDougie » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:47 pm

Hi MF just to chime in to wish your daughter a happy birthday hope you all have a great weekend :)

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Re: Strength Vs Size

#281 Postby Cown » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:43 pm

Have a good weekend celebrating your daughter's birthday! Don't eat too much cake :wink:
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#282 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:25 am

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes - she had a blast :lol:

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Re: Strength Vs Size

#283 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:30 am

FRIDAY 15th JUNE
BODYWEIGHT: 138
TRAINING TIME: 4pm
DURATION: 30mins
COMMENTS: Good session although didn't get time to hit biceps
WEEK: READY TO ROLL
RESTING PULSE RATE: 46

APPETITE: GOOD
PRE WO NUTRITION: 1 x raw cashew & LSA bar, 1 x lge espresso

POST WORKOUT NUTRITION: Choc Performance protein (top left of photo)
TASTE: 8.5/10
MIXABILITY: 9/10

TRICEPS

INC. CLOSE GRIP BENCH
12/10/8/6

STYLER PRESS
12/12

DIPS
12/12
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#284 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:35 am

SUNDAY 17th JUNE
BODYWEIGHT: 138
TRAINING TIME: 3pm
DURATION: 40mins
COMMENTS: Great session!
WEEK: READY FOR THE SHIT TO GET SERIOUS
RESTING PULSE RATE: 46

APPETITE: GOOD
PRE WO NUTRITION: Tom Yum rice and beansprouts, coriander pancakes & espresso (see photo below)

POST WORKOUT NUTRITION: Vega 'all in one' shake (top row in middle)
TASTE: 7.5/10
MIXABILITY: 10/10

CHEST/LEGS

INC. D.BELL PRESS
12/10/10

BENCH
12/10/8

BOX SQUATS
12/10/10

LEG PRESS
15/15/15
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Re: Strength Vs Size

#285 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:41 am

Next session is tomorrow morning... the weights are getting written back in.

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