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04/14/11:

 

10 x 30 sec hill sprints, 2 min. rest between (treadmill set at 8%)

 

Lunch:

salad: greens, chickpeas, broccoli, cauliflower, nutritional yeast

3 apples

 

Snack:

protein shake

 

Dinner:

black bean, sweet potato and lentil chili (2.5 bowls!)

2 mandarins

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Romanian deadlift:

 

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/RomanianDeadlift.html

 

It totally kills my hands. I looked around online and I could use wraps or hooks, but I'd rather just strengthen my grip.

 

I wasn't that day, but I can deadlift a bit more than my bodyweight. I think I weigh around 165 and I can deadlift 175. That sounds like I'm really heavy, but I'm almost 6' tall. I'm squatting 155 or so, so I'm almost hitting bodyweight for that.

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I'm 6'4", so when I weighed 212 lbs, I still didn't look particularly big. In fact, at the doctor's office, they would set up the scale as thought I weighed less than 200, and were always surprised that I was over that. So I get what you mean. Even then I never tried to DL more than 225 lbs. I just never saw a reason to.

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Ow! What the hell? That makes my back hurt just watching it.

 

If you have proper form you really shouldn't be feeling it much in your back, mostly your hamstrings.

 

I always used to feel bad that I don't weigh like 100 lbs or whatever the hell girls are 'supposed' to weigh. About 4 years ago I was down to 140 lbs but I was living on cigarettes and coffee and it was pretty gross.

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04/15/11:

 

Bench Day - Wave A

 

Bench Press:

1x5x45

1x5x55

1x3x65

1x5x75

1x5x85

2x10x75

1x10x65

2x10x55

 

Push-ups:

1x5 (normal)

2x8 (on knees)

 

My upper body was totally spent after all of that benching and the gym was getting crowded so I bailed at that point.

 

Diet wasn't so hot today-

 

Lunch:

pinto bean, rice, and veggie stew

3 apples

 

Snack:

one of those tiny Halloween-sized boxes of candy (I couldn't resist)

protein shake with soy milk

 

Went out for happy hour after work:

1 beer

like 7 french fries

 

Dinner:

sweet potato, black bean, and lentil chili

pineapple

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Long time no see Lobster and Mary. Glad to see you both still hard a work. You are both very inspirational to me and even though I haven't checked in here to VB forums in a while (partially due to the trauma of losing 2 of our dogs) you guys still continue to inspire me. I always ask myself during my workouts "what would lobster and marystella do?" Thanks guys for continuing to be my motivators.

 

And MaryStella and Lobster-I wish I was as tall as either of you! I am 135 lbs. and only 5'4''. Oh well..... I wish I could stop obsessing with numbers.

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Been super depressed about my workouts/body image the last couple of days. Bleh, hope I get over it soon.

 

04/16/2011:

 

7 mile run - 1:09:03

I felt great during the run, not sure why my time was so slow.

 

04/17/2011:

 

Rest day.

 

04/18/2011:

 

Didn't have time for a proper warm up.

 

Squats:

1x10x45

1x5x75

1x5x85

1x3x105

1x5x115

1x5x125

1x6x145

2x10x125

1x10x115

2x10x95

 

Front Squats:

1x8x45

2x8x55

 

Farmer Walks:

2 sets with 50 lb db's

 

That's all I had time for.

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Felt better yesterday, but was then feeling a bit queasy today. I said to heck with it and went to the gym anyway.

 

04/25/11:

 

OHP Day - Wave B

 

Warm-up:

5 aussie pull-ups

5 push-ups

5 bench dips

10 squats

20 sit-ups

50 jumping jacks

10 thrusters

 

OHP:

2x5x45

1x3x45

1x3x55

1x3x65

1x5x65

3x10x55 (had to cheat and push press a couple of these)

2x10x45

 

Negative Chins:

3 sets of 5

 

Farmer Walks:

2 sets with 50 lb db's

 

Evening - stretching/foam rolling

 

Lunch:

mixed greens, chickpeas, steamed broccoli, nutritional yeast, hot sauce

2 apples

 

Snack:

protein + water

 

Dinner:

mixed greens, edamame, carrot, nori, sriracha, sesame seeds, miso dressing

pineapple

strawberries

 

I'm trying to cut out diet soda. Lately I've been drinking at least 1 a day since I have an endless supply at work. I don't mind having the occasional can, but I don't like the idea of having aspartame every single day.

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04/26/11:

 

AM:

hill sprints (treadmill @ 12%) - 30 sec on/20 sec off for 10 rounds

 

The workout was less than 10 minutes but I was pretty sure I was going to die.

 

PM:

WOD -

5 rounds for time of

20 walking lunges

30 situps (had to switch to crunches for a few)

20 pushups (most of these were on my knees)

 

time: 17:31

 

Mary has been helping me put together workouts for awhile now and after today I am pretty sure she is a sadist!!

 

Lunch:

miso baked tofu, snow pea greens, brown rice

3 mandarins

 

Dinner:

chickpea tagine with zucchini, bell pepper, and chard

quinoa

strawberries

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