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Didn't want to push it by running two days in a row. I'm aiming for no injuries in 2011!

 

Good luck with that - may 2011 be totally injury free!

 

I have to be careful not to get "over-motivated" & then get injured because of sloppy form or something else. It is too easy to want to push just a little harder & then end up with a strain/pull, etc...

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aw shucks, you guys are too nice.

 

1/31/11:

 

Squats:

45x5

95x5

115x5

5 sets of 5 @ 135 lbs (yay PR!)

(wasn't going as deep as I should have been, should probably drop back down to 125)

 

OHP:

45x5

65x5

65x5

65x5

65x5

65x4

 

Deadlift:

65x5

95x5

145x5 (yay PR!)

(once again, didn't really feel like my form was spot on for this, should probably drop weight back down)

 

Assisted Pull-ups:

3 sets of 5 @ 80 lbs assistance (hit failure on last rep)

 

Rolled out my IT band, hot damn that hurt. Felt really good afterward though.

 

 

In the evening ran a slow 5k on the treadmill.

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2/1/11:

 

60 min. bootcamp class..it was really focused on cardio today. A bit of strength/abs at the end. She made us do burpees. Ew.

 

2/2/11:

 

Ugh, felt kind of weak today.

 

Squats:

45x5

95x5

5 sets of 5 @ 125 lbs

I dropped the weight down from 135 so I can get a better ROM. I'm working on my hips/hamstrings so I can actually go below parallel, but it's slow progress.

 

Bench:

45x5

5 sets of 5 @ 75 lbs

These felt really difficult. My arms were wobbly.

 

BB Row:

45x5

65x5

75x5

75x5

85x5

85x5

These felt good

 

Incline Push-ups:

2 sets of 8

 

In the evening ran 5k on treadmill

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2/4/11:

 

I went into this workout feeling VERY hungry and running on very little sleep, so I thought it would suck. But actually I ended up having a kick ass workout.

 

Squats:

45x5

65x5

95x5

125x5

125x5

125x5

135x5

135x5

 

OHP:

65x5

65x5

65x5

65x5

65x4 <--ugh! I always fail here

 

DL:

65x5

95x5

115x5

145x5

 

Assisted Pullups:

80x5

80x5

80x5

 

Meant to roll out my IT band but I didn't remember until I was already back in my office.

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2/5/11:

4 mile run. Took it easy and ran slow. My running stamina has taken such a nose dive since last August. Boo. Oh well, I'll get it back.

 

2/7/11:

 

Squats:

45x5

95x5

115x5

5 sets of 5 @ 135 lbs

 

Bench:

45x5

75x5

75x5

85x4

85x4

85x3

 

BB Row:

45x5

75x5

85x5

85x5

85x5

85x5

 

Incline Push-ups:

3 sets of 8

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Ha, I need to get back on that, my endurance is so poor right now!

 

02/09/11:

 

Was SUPER rushed today, meetings meetings meetings. The order is screwed up because some dude was using the equipment I needed. Oh well.

 

Deadlifts:

45x5

95x5

115x5

135x5

155x4

 

Squats: --> usually do these first, my legs were already fatigued from deadlifts, wasn't happy with my ROM

45x5

95x5

115x5

5 sets of 5 at 135 lbs

 

OHP: --> these sucked, couldn't concentrate

45x5

65x5

65x5

65x3

65x3

65x2

 

Then I had to rush back to my office.

 

 

In the evening went to the gym in my apartment complex.

 

I didn't get to do pull-ups at lunch, so I did some lat pulldowns, I have no idea how much weight it was because the weight plates aren't marked, but I did 3 sets of 8 and it was heavy.

 

23 min. on elliptical (treadmill was being used)

 

3 sets of 8 inclince push-ups

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I went into this workout feeling VERY hungry and running on very little sleep, so I thought it would suck. But actually I ended up having a kick ass workout.

It's really funny you mentioned that. I have noticed that too on many occasions.

I'm tired-Drained but end up doing really well. I tend (because of time) to workout in the late afternoons so sometimes an issue.

Congrats on your workouts!

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Thanks! Isn't it funny - sometimes when you think you will have a great workout it really sucks and you can't move any weight. The next time you can be starving and tired as heck and end up being super strong!

 

02/10/11:

 

Trainer ride:

Warm up: 5' z1, 30" on (Z4)/30" off (Z1), 5' Z2

Main set: 14 min. of 30" on (Z4)/30" off (Z2)

Cool down: 5' z1

 

34 min. total

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Me too! Unfortunately it is so dark in the evenings that even though the weather is good I don't want to go out and ride in traffic. I'm kind of paranoid.

 

02/11/11:

 

Ugh, did an AM run then lifted at lunch. Wasn't the best laid plan. Had to do it due to scheduling wackiness, but will make more of an effort to avoid doing so in the future.

 

AM:

3 mile run, went out way too fast first half (wasn't paying attention to my pacing), so by the second half I was looking kind of sad

 

Lunch:

(legs still fatigued from run)

 

Squats:

45x5

95x5

125x5

125x5

135x5

135x5

135x5

 

Bench:

45x5

75x5

75x5

75x5

85x5

85x5 (yay, finally feel like I'm making some progress here)

 

BB Row:

45x5

5 sets of 5 @ 85 lbs

 

Incline Push-ups:

2 sets of 8

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Nice work on squats and bench - keep progressing!

 

Wish there was more vegan restaurants in my area. There are some nice vegetarian possibilities in the capital city and some vegan folk kitchens, but nothing fancy and not a lot milk- and eggless dishes at the restaurants and nothing at all where I live. But asian vegan food is SO delicious, haha!

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Thanks! I felt stuck on bench for awhile but I think I'm finally starting to get somewhere albeit very slowly.

 

Blargh, today I am SO lethargic and just feeling blah. Didn't go to the gym at lunch. Might go in the evening if I am feeling better. Honestly I feel like just going home and going to bed.

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Was feeling pretty crappy, then I ended up getting a cold.

 

I haven't been sleeping or eating properly lately. Need to commit to getting to bed early and eating lots of nutritious foods. I also need to find a way to get outside more. I walk to work (~15 min. each way) but that's about all of the outdoors I get on a weekday. Most of the day I don't even pass by a window. I need to start going on walks during my lunch or at least going to the sunny cafeteria.

 

02/23/11:

 

Noon workout:

My first time back at the weights for a week and a half, but that didn't seem to make much of a difference.

Squats:

45x5

65x5

95x5

115x5

125x5

125x5

135x5

135x5

135x5

 

OHP:

45x5

65x5

65x5

65x5

65x5

65x3 (gah!!)

 

Deadlift:

65x5

95x5

115x5

135x5

155x5

 

Assisted Pull-ups:

70x3 (too hard)

80x5

80x4

 

 

Food:

Lunch:

salad with mixed greens, broccoli, cauliflower, navy beans, nutritional yeast, and flax seed

baby carrots & navy bean dip

2 apples, 1 orange

 

Dinner:

chana masala

stewed collards & kale

fruit salad with 2 kiwis, 1 pear, 1 banana

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