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It will get you more girlie pushups.

 

And I certainly don't want that! I want to be tough and be able to crank out the cool kind of push-ups.

 

Okay I tried to do it really slowly but I can't lower myself very far. If I go too far then I can't get back up. I'll make a point of doing negatives every evening while I'm doing my stretching before bed.

 

Hey I was so so so struggling with this Yoga X workout where you had to do tons of these pushups with your arms(Vinyasa?) really close to your sides and up into upward dog.....and every time I would try.... and fail....and fall - sometimes literally on my face (we have soft mats)....and feel weak.... and curse.... .

Then, one day I just did it. Out of the blue!...I was like, "WHA? I was supposed to bottom out here!".....and I was able to do it repeatedly (probably because it gave me such a rush). It wasn't easy and they still aren't. My husband still makes fun of the sounds that I come out with.

 

My point is, you will get there! Allow yourself to rest.

 

In the other workouts I am trying to do less 'girlies' and ya, I feel a bit cooler even tho I can't do too many and I can't do them perfectly and effortlessly yet.

 

I just wanna do one unassisted pull up still!

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Wednesday, September 2nd:

 

Workout:

 

Superset day!

 

Goblet squat // DB RDL

35 x 8 // 30 x 8

35 x 8 // 30 x 8

35 x 8 // 30 x 8

 

DB Shoulder Press // Lateral Raise

15 x 8 // 8 x 8

17.5 x 8 // 8 x 8

17.5 x 6 // 8 x 8

 

One Arm DB Row // DB Bench Press

25 x 8 // 25 x 8

25 x 8 // 25 x 8

25 x 8 //25 x 8

 

Running intervals:

Walk 3 min @ 5.5 km/h

Run 5 min @ 10 km/h

Walk 3 min @ 5.5 km/h

Run 5 min @ 10 km/h

Walk 3 min @ 5.5 km/h

Run 5 min @ 10 km/h

Walk 5 min @ 5 km/h

 

This was still hard, but easier than Monday - yay!

 

Cooled down with some stretching

 

Diet:

Post-WO: protein powder + water; oatbran with agave + cinnamon

Lunch: salad with spinach, romaine, radish, tofu, quinoa, and balsamic vinaigrette; orange

Snack: snap peas, cucumber slices

Snack: 2 peaches

Supper: refried beans + salsa

Snack: peach

 

I still haven't gone to the store so I still don't have bananas in the house (which I usually have first thing in the AM before my workout). I worked out today on an empty stomach and it seemed to be fine. I didn't feel any weaker.

 

I signed up for a 5K today - the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure. It's not a competitive timed race though. It's just raising money for breast cancer research. It's on October 4th.

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Thursday, September 3rd:

 

Workout:

 

Went for a bike ride this AM that was just short of 7 miles...took me about 50 min.

 

Diet:

Post-WO: tofu scramble with onion, broccoli, carrot, mushrooms, and spinach; orange

Lunch: salad with romaine, chickpeas, broccoli, carrot, radish, snap peas, and balsamic vinaigrette; orange

Supper: braised cauliflower, chickpea soup; mango "sorbet" (frozen mango + agave + food processor)

Snack: some juice

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If you want to improve pushups do them a certain way that WILL make you stronger.

 

Instead of starting with your arms locked and in the air, start on the floor and pushup from there(whether on knees or toes). I call them floor pushups cause of where you start.

 

This will def improve your strength in no-time. Try it on your knees first cause they are a little harder. Just make sure you lower yourself slower than normal and relax your arms and shoulders after each one. Reg pushups are endurance and this is a strength builder!

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Friday, September 4th:

 

Workout:

 

DB Bulgarian Squats:

30 x 8

32.5 x 8

32.5 x 8

 

Good Mornings:

45 x 8

95 x 8

95 x 8

95 x 8

 

Assisted Chin-ups:

50 x 4

50 x 4

50 x 4

 

Push Press:

40 x 8

40 x 8

40 x 5

 

BB Row:

50 x 8

50 x 8

50 x 8

 

Bench Press:

65 x 8

65 x 8

65 x 8

 

I didn't do cardio after weights like I had planned. I kept making excuses not to and I fell for it. *sigh*

 

Later on I did 15 floor push-ups on my knees (3 sets of 5).

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Saturday, September 5th:

 

My God. I went on the bike ride of death this morning. It was 16 miles, but 6.5 of those miles were on this HORRIBLE road outside of the city. I thought it would be nice and scenic...that it was. But the road had a severe washboard problem and a lot of loose gravel so you couldn't go very fast. Oh yes, and the hills...so many hills! There were a few times I wanted to turn around and go back but I persevered. On the way back I didn't know if I was going to make it...but I kept thinking about how awesome I'd feel afterward when I could say that I finished the ride.

 

It took me 2 hours...1 hour of that was on the bad road.

 

In the evening I did some stretching and 20 floor push-ups on my knees (4 sets of 5)

 

Post-WO: banana, protein powder + soy milk

Lunch: salad with greens, tofu ricotta, roasted tomatoes, balsamic asparagus, and olives; peach

Snack: cherries, nectarine

Supper: tofu & peppers with brown rice; pear, more cherries

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Sunday, September 6th:

 

Rest day. Went to the beach. The weather was kind of crappy so I mostly laid on the sand reading a book.

 

Breakfast: Oatmeal with banana, blueberries, pb, flax, agave, and soy milk

Lunch: chickpea salad; pear

Snack: strawberries

Supper: leftover tofu and peppers with brown rice; cherries, peach

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I've decided to switch up my full body routine. I'm still going to lift 3 days a week, but one day will be strength training (5x5), one day will be hypertrophy training (3x9) and the third day will be endurance training (2x20). It's based on this routine, with some slight modifications:

 

http://figureathlete.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/training/kiss_bodybuilding_workouts_goodbye

 

Day 1 - Strength

Negative Chins supersetted with Squats (5x5)

Standing DB Shoulder Press supersetted with Single-Leg DB Deadlift (5x5)

Ab wheel (5x5)

 

Day 2 - Hypertrophy

Incline DB Bench Press supersetted with Sumo Deadlift (3x9)

Single-Arm DB Row supersetted with Bulgarian Split Squat (3x9)

Inch worms (3x9)

 

Day 3 - Endurance

Single Leg Squat supersetted with High-Incline Body Weight Row (2x20)

Steep Angle Push Up supersetted with Single Leg Hip Pop-Up (2x20)

Stability Ball Crunches supersetted with Stability Ball V-Ups (2x20)

 

Since the gym is closed today for Labour Day, I'm starting on Wednesday with Day 2.

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Monday, September 7th:

 

Gym was closed due to Labour Day so I went for a bike ride this morning...11 miles. It took me about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Originally I had planned to go 17 miles, but my legs were still quite sore from Saturday's ride and there was a pretty strong head wind. I didn't think I'd make 17 miles.

 

In the evening I did some floor push-ups, some shoulder and arm exercises with some DB's I have hiding in a corner of the basement, and some stretching.

 

 

Pre-WO: protein powder + water; banana

Post-WO: oats with protein powder, pb, flax, agave, and soy milk

Lunch: chickpea salad with cucumber, radish, carrot, and pb dressing; pear + peach

Snack: orange, peanuts

Supper: baked tofu, corn on the cob, stuffed poblano; peach

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Tuesday, September 8th:

 

Went for a ~7.6 mile bike ride in AM...took me about 55 min. or so. I wish I had time for longer bike rides during the week but I don't.

 

Post-WO: oats with protein powder, pb, agave, flax, psyllium husk, and soy milk; nectarine

Lunch: chickpea salad with radish, cucumber, carrot, and pb dressing; orange

Supper: tofu omelet with broccoli, chard, spinach; orange, nectarine

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Wednesday, September 9th:

 

Incline DB Bench supersetted with Sumo Deadlifts:

15 x 9 // 45 x 9

22.5 x 9 // 65 x 9

25 x 9 // 85 x 9

25 x 9 // 85 x 9

 

One Arm DB Row supersetted with Bulgarian Split Squats:

27.5 x 9 // 30 x 9

27.5 x 9 // 30 x 9

27.5 x 9 // 30 x 9

 

Inch Worms:

3 sets of 9

 

Stretching

 

I am going to need to rethink my cardio plan. I'm not going to be able to do running after these full-body workouts with supersets, I'm just too exhausted afterward. I'll have to work it in on other days.

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Thursday, September 10th:

 

Ran intervals in the morning:

 

Walk 5 min @ 5.5 km/h

Run 8 min @ 10 km/h

Walk 5 min @ 5.5 km/h

Run 8 min @ 10 km/h

Walk 5 min @ 5 km/h

 

Followed by 14 negative push-ups (2 sets of 7) and some stretching

 

Running wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Now that classes have started the gym is busy in the mornings (I work out at the university...access to the gym is included in our tuition). It sucks...I'm used to there being only a handful of people in the entire building. Now you have to wait for equipment. *sigh*

 

 

Post-WO: shake with protein powder, flax, psyllium husk, frozen peach/strawberry/blueberries, and soy milk

Lunch: salad with greens, radish, cucumber, carrot, chickpeas, and pb dressing; apple

Supper: cauliflower tofu fritatta, broccoli, mixed greens with pb dressing; strawberries

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