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Day1 2012-01-08

 

I'm coming off of a two day rest, so tried to go big, I'm really feeling it now, so I pushed myself pretty well.

 

Assisted Pull-up:

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Decline Dumbbell Pull-Over

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected](fail)

 

Dumbbell Shoulder Press

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected](fail)

 

Deadlift

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Food stuffs:

meal1: two sprouted english muffins w/peanut butter

meal2: vega sport protein drink

meal3: seitan stroganoff

meal4: veggie and refried bean burrito, potato hash, chips'n'vegan queso (restaurant)

 

I'm not too proud of my eating today, will try to do better tomorrow.

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Welcome to the forum, Bart!

 

Time to G.A.P.! Looking forward to watching your progress through your journal updates and even more so, I'm looking forward to hanging out and training with you soon!

 

Thanks for GAP-ing and jumping in on here with your journal. As you'll see, there are well over 100 people who update their training journal daily! A lot of fun is had around here.

 

See you soon, homeslice.

 

2.0!

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Day2 2012-01-09

 

I'm in a world of hurt from yesterday, so I took a rest day today.

 

Foodstuffs:

Meal1: blueberry-soymilk-protein smoothie, sprouted engligh muffin, cashew butter

Meal2: cliff builder bar

Meal3: wheat pasta, gardein fillet

Meal4: apple, banana

Meal5: tempeh chili (beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn, etc) soymilk, kashi crackers

Meal6: handful of raw pecans and cashews

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I know that world of hurt feeling well! You'll see me go through it when we're kicking it soon. Sometimes after a really tough workout, I can barely get out of bed the next day. As it is now, all of my workouts are compound, multi-joint lifts, all with barbells and dumbbells. Therefore I'm wrecked on a regular basis but hopefully this will lead to some great muscle growth, and it sure does lead to some nice sleeping in! haha!

 

Have a great workout when you tackle it again soon.

 

Catch up later.

 

2.0

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@Karen - Thanks very much! I'm taking a lot of this from "Vegan Planet" cookbook by Robin Robertson; I'm a huge fan.

 

@Robert - I'm trying to follow Derek's workout plan you posted onto BF a while back. I have to admit I'm avoiding cleans as I've never done them before and it looks like I could really screw it up!

 

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Day3 2012-01-10

 

Back and Shoulder still really sore, but wanted to hit legs and chest, so I did a kinda abbreviated workout.

 

Smith Machine Squats

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Incline Dumbbell Press

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Dumbbell Row

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Rows were really hurtin, so I called it a day a bit early. I'm happy with the squats

 

Foodstuffs:

Meal1: soymilk/blueberry/protein smoothie, sprouted e-muff, cashew butter

Meal2: banana (forgot my cliff bar, arg)

Meal3: gigantic calzone with tofu and spinach

Meal4: vega sport protein

--workout--

Meal5: apple, another vega sport protein

Meal6: tempeh/bean chili, kashi crackers, soymilk

Meal7: handful of raw pecans and cashews

 

I will aim to do a better meal4 tomorrow, the lack of fruit in the afternoon hurt my after-work training.

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Nice work, 2.0!

 

You're getting strong man. I better bring my A Game to the ATX soon or I'll get served!

 

I'm working on Derek's approach as well, but also tailoring it to my own interests and training styles. Heading to the gym soon.

 

Keep an eye out for a tremendous amount of stuff being shipped to you. Probably a lot more than you expected! This program keeps picking up and more and more prizes get donated.

 

I'm going to have to fly Karen in just to help me with the shipping which will likely take an entire week!

 

Anyway, keep after it.

 

Great stuff, man! Train hard. Eat Plenty.

 

RC

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Haha, I guess I win all the prizes Kidding of course, bring it on, plenty of room at the cat hotel

 

Day4 2012-01-11

 

Took a rest day today, sore as hell.

 

Foodstuffs:

Meal1: sprouted e-muffins, cashew butter, banana

Meal2: cliff builder bar

Meal3: gigantic tofu+spinach calzone

Meal4: apple (pathetic, needs inspiration)

Meal5: 4 bean+guacamole tacos, chips'n'salsa

Meal6: handful of raw nuts

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Love hearing that you're sore as hell, you must be working hard! We'll get some great workouts soon! I had a huge lifting day for me. I'll post about it soon.

 

Yeah man, an entire pallet is coming from one company! Hope the cats don't mind new towers in their hotel!

 

I'll be there to sort it out soon! haha

 

Rock on. Say hi to Kate and have a great week/weekend!

 

-RC 2.0

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@robert @karen Thanks for your support! We got three large heavy boxes today, can I list that as dead lifts?

 

Day5 2012-01-12

 

Not feeling sore! Tried to hit some stuff I missed earlier

 

Calf raise machine

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Preacher curls

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Push down rope

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Leg raises

15 15 12

 

Incline machine 20 minutes

 

I regret not doing more biceps today...

 

Foodstuffs:

 

Meal1: blueberry protein smoothie, sprouted e-muff, cashew butter

Meal2: cliff builder bar

Meal3: curry, rice, lentil soup, spinach, beets, kidney beans, cantaloupe

meal4: apple, banana

Meal5 Vega sport protein

Meal6 monster tofu & spinach Cal zone

Meal7 handful of pecans and cashews

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Count em as deadlifts! A whole lot more lifting in that fashion coming your way soon!

 

Excited that you'll be able to try out all these products too. I had a bunch shipped to me initially so I'll fit as many as I can in the trunk and ship the rest. We'll have a heck of a shipping party sometime next month.

 

Nice work in the gym and excellent work with the monster Calz one!

 

Keep it 2.0 or higher!

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Took Friday-Sunday off from training. Ate fairly well except for Saturday night where I binged at my friend's birthday party for half a vegan pizza, vegan chocolate cake, and around 4 beers. For shame!

 

The good thing is that I spent a whole lot of time putting together a mealplan for next week. I'm hoping to get this together today so I'm ready to kick some ass starting tomorrow!

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmRvKljgpbbhdDhmOGpNNHRaNzlVQzdETjVIS2lWdEE&hl=en_US#gid=0

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Nice! Nothing wrong with taking some rest time and only a few things wrong with half a pizza, cake and a 1/3 dozen beers

 

haha!

 

Looking forward to seeing your week ahead. I hit it all weekend long so Monday is an off day to focus on tech stuff. I can nerd out and I'm pumped about it!

 

Have a great one. See you soon. Yeah Buddy!

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Day 9 looking to go big at the gym and I ended up really hitting legs hard!

 

Smith Machine Squats

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Hammer Chest Press (per arm)

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Seated Cable Rows

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Foodstuffs for the day:

Meal1: ezekiel cereal, soy milk, raspberries, cliff builder bar

Meal2: green protein drink, apple

Meal3: red curry with tofu over white rice, salad greens

Meal4: ezekiel english muffin, cashew butter, banana, vega sport protein (oh yeah!)

-- workout --

Meal5: another banana, another vega sport protein

Meal6: curry/tofu leftovers, sauteed veggie + potato, black beans

Meal7: handful of raw cashews and pecans

 

note to self:

want to do some dips this week, was missing them last week

do shoulders wednesday!

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No training today

 

Foodstuffs:

Meal1: ezekiel cereal, soy milk, raspberries, cliff builder bar

Meal2: green protein drink, apple

Meal3: spaghetti and Nate's meatballs

Meal4: vega sport protein, banana

Meal5: 3 bean tacos, tortilla chips, salsa

Meal6: handful of raw nuts

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I'm enjoying seeing the Vega on there! The new Vega Sport Protein is so good! And if you haven't tried the new Vega Protein bars, you'll soon say goodbye to Builder Bars. That is what happened to me and others. Again, so good!

 

How's muscle soreness from the previous workout?

 

How many days a week are you training, on average would you say? I'm hitting hit hard but only training about 4 days a week. Doing one of those "less is more" approaches by training super hard and with heavy lifts, but not necessarily training 5 or 6 days a week. 4 works for me.

 

Looking forward to getting some workouts in soon. Excited to see the various animals as well. My journey begins in a week.

 

Keep up the great training. All the best!

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Surprisingly I'm not really sore at all! I can't workout on Tuesdays due to some other commitments (guitar lessons!) so I'm aiming for a schedule like this with 4 days of workouts

 

Monday: big stuff all muscle groups

Tuesday: off

Wednesday: big stuff all muscle groups

Thursday: little stuff I missed (calves, arms, abs, whatever else)

Friday: off

Saturday: big stuff all muscle groups

Sunday: off

 

Where Friday/Saturday are kinda interchangeable if I'm feeling tired or feeling good.

 

In the past I've aimed for 4 days and usually only hit 3. I'm trying to still aim for 4 but really follow through on my commitment.

 

I haven't tried the vega protein bars yet, I would like to make the switch as I view the builder bars as very acid (and I have plenty of other processed foods in there as well to add to the problem)

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I like your use of "stuff"

 

Food stuff, Big stuff, Little stuff.

 

Nice!

 

So, you're going to play some songs for me when I get there? Sing me a song, you're the guitar man....sing me a song tonight.....we're all in the mood for some heavy metal, so jam those strings just right!

 

Yeah dude, Vega protein bars are the best, of all the bars I've tasted. Will ensure you get a chance to try them soon.

 

Enjoy hitting the big stuff in the gym!

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Haha, yeah I'm taking a break from the deathmetal guitar antics to learn some classical style. I'll have some "fidley fee" to go with my "djun! djun! djun!" I'm not so much a singer, you will have to accompany me on vocals.

 

Day 11

 

Training

 

Dumbbell shoulder press

[email protected] 12$40 [email protected] [email protected] (poor form, shoulda failed out sooner)

 

Squats (Smith Machine)

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Decline Dumbbell Pull-overs

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

 

Assisted Pull-ups

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

 

Foodstuffs

 

Meal1: ezekiel cereal, raspberries, soy milk, cliff builder bar

Meal2: green protein drink, apple

Meal3: steamed green beans, nates meatballs (7 or so), spaghetti and marinara

Meal4: ezekiel english muffin, cashew butter, vega sport protein, banana

-- workout --

Meal5: banana, vega sport protein

Meal6: generous helping of vegan shepherd's pie, big pile of kale and sprouts

Meal7: handful of raw cashews+pecans

 

I'm doing dips tomorrow, damnit!

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Day 12 Going Strong!

 

Training

 

Seated Calf Raises

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Decline Sit-ups

15 12 10

 

Assisted Dips

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Cable curls - slow drops on the last set

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Incline treadmill 20mins

 

Foodstuffs

 

Meal1: ezekiel cereal, raspberries, soy milk, cliff builder bar

Meal2: green protein drink, apple

Meal3: 12 Nate's meatballs, spahetti and marinara, steamed green beans

Meal4: ezekiel english muffin, peanut butter, vega sport protein, banana

-- workout --

Meal5: vega sport protein

Meal6: shepherds pie, kale, sprouts, carrots

Meal7: handful of cashews + pecans

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Nice work on stuffs!

 

And if you think having me assist on vocals is a good idea, you must have missed all of my other attempts at music. Though I hope to someday be a vegan hip hop artist Even if only 1 person listens, I'll be pumped.

 

A little break from the death metal, eh? Nice, I'm sure the dogs like that.

 

Dude, an entire pallet (if you checked the 12 Days section, you'll see what it's about) is arriving! I'm emailing you about it. You'll have tons of lifting to do! Thanks in advance. A whole bunch of stuff is arriving any day and it will be heavy. You got your dips in, now prepare to do some squat, lift, carry and stack!

 

Yeah Buddy!

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@robert maybe it's time for vegan rap'n'metal? lol

 

Day 13

 

Planned rest day, well deserved as those dips left my shoulders feeling really sore. Also mid-back is really hurting, I think it may have been the pull ups two days earlier!

 

Foodstuff:

Meal1: ezekiel cerial, raspberries, soy milk, cliff builder bar

Meal2: green protein drink, apple, banana

Meal3: Counter-Culter tempeh reuben, curry quinoa, vitamin water

Meal4: two cans of beer at the pinball arcade (for shame, had to blow off some steam from work)

Meal5: two spinach enchiladas, bunch of chips and salsa, cup of spicy black beans, many waters

 

that's it, not proud, but trying to keep an honest count for posterity!

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