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Sun 14th December

 

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 52kg, then 5 + 5 @ 84kg (failed on 6th on 1st set)

- Incline bench press, barbell: 8 + 7 @ 65kg

- Dips: 7 + 8 @ bw + 10kg (~ 92kg total)

- Standing shoulder press, curl bar: 6 + 6 + 5 @ 46,4kg

- Bent-over rows, barbell: 10 + 10 + 8 @ 90kg

- Lateral raises, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 12kg per arm

 

A proper upper body work out, I must say. Most of the moves went pretty well I guess.

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Tue 16th December

 

- Deep squat, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 3 x 6 @ 87kg

- Deadlift, barbell: warm up @ 50kg and 92kg, then 6 + 5 @ 136kg -> no more, s**t that's heavy!!! 300 LBS!

 

- Hammer curls, dumbbells: 13 + 12 + 9 @ 14,5kg per arm

- Bicep curls, curl bar: 5 @ 46,6kg (too heavy, damn ugly reps!), 11 + 10 @ 36kg

 

Triceps, shoulders and pecs are still very sore from last training. I'm REALLY happy how things are going right now in training!

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A few days off, I'm lazy Forgive me.

 

Thu 18th December

 

I held a vegan cooking course for people interested in being veganism. Almost 20 people took part and we ate huge amounts of soy schnitzels, bean tortillas (whole grain), carrot cake, schocolate roll and 6 different vegan cheeses and 4 different vegan "meat products" (by Redwood). Oh boy, people were laying in floor after eating all that.

 

I also kept a presentation about proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and how to replace meat/egg/milk products when you cook something. It went well I guess. And of course, all evening with my VBB&F shirt.

 

Sat 20th December

 

Dumbbell action!

 

- Bench press, dumbbells: warm up @ 14,5kg per arm, then 12 + 12 @ 24kg

- Incline bench press, dumbbells: 10 + 10 @ 24kg

- Sitting shoulder press, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 8 @ 20kg

- Bicep curls, dumbbell: Left 7 + 7 + 7, Right 8 + 7 + 7 @ 20kg (isolated, 1 arm at a time)

- Hammer curls, dumbbell: 10 + 10 + 10 both arms @ 14,5kg (left and right in turns)

 

Tue 23rd December

 

- Deep squats: warm up @ 42kg, 82kg, then proper sets: 6 + 6 + @ 90kg (198,4 lbs), 5 @ 82kg - Packing up more weight every time!

- Deadlifts: warm up @ 50kg, then 1 @ 92kg, 1 @ 110kg, 1 @ 142kg, f @ 178,4kg (was close, got it up like 10 inches! This was stupid to try after those deep squats, I know... )

- Bench press, dumbbells: warm up @ 21kg, then 11 + 12 + 10 @ 25,7kg (~57lbs)

 

I'm feeling kinda tired. Must be because I'm a vegan or maybe because sun raises @ 9:38 ja sets @ 15:22. And you can believe how much it sucks since we haven't had snow here in Turku for the WHOLE DECEMBER (if you don't count some flakes which melted as soon as they hit the ground)!

 

Also, I now have VEGAN EPA/DHA capsules and s**tloads of Veg1 vitamin pills.

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Also, I now have VEGAN EPA/DHA capsules and s**tloads of Veg1 vitamin pills.

Any spirulina yet?

I think I'll give it a shot and order a 4 lbs bulk barrel sooner or later since it costs like 1/100 price compared to the pill form and 1/10 price compared to small packages. I've heard it tastes like crap though but there's nothing I wouldn't eat as long as it's vegan, healthy, natural, legal and it makes you grow.

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Where did you get the DHA/EPA from and what did you pay for it (shipping wise etc)?

Got it from Water4, they cost me 13 € per package (= 90 capsules and recommendation is to take 3 per day) including shipping when I ordered 6 packages since they have "buy 2 get third for free" thing going on.

 

Still stupidly expensive.

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Christmas: LOADS of awesome vegan food, including loads of superb seitan ham and other vegan foods. My family is all vegan, loves it!

 

Sat 27th December: back in business!

 

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 6 + 7 @ 84kg (next time MORE WEIGHT!)

- Incline bench press, barbell: 8 + 9 @ 66kg (more weight next time here too!)

- Dips: 8 + 10 + 8 @ bw + 10kg

- Bicep curls, curl bar: 5 x 5 @ 50kg (pretty clean reps this time)

- Lateral raises: 8 @ 14,5kg (too heavy, bad reps) and 3 x 8 @ 13kg

 

Bench press went really well. I should hit 1 rep max soon I guess.

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Tue 30th December

 

I got my Iron Woody's Vise Gripper by mail and did some grip training, around 150lbs resistance.

 

- Deadlifts, barbell: warm up @ various weights, then 5 + 5 @ 140kg

- Bent-over rows, barbell: 8 + 8 + 8 @ 92kg

- Shrugs, barbell: 8 + 8 + 8 @ 92kg

 

Sat 3rd January 2009

 

First training of the year. Starting STRONG!!

 

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 6 + 6 @ 86 kg! (190 lbs) Next time 88kg!

- Incline bench press, barbell: 8 + 8 @ 70kg (4kg increase!! and next time MORE weight)

- Standing shoulder press, barbell: 8 + 10 + 8 @ 44kg

- Lateral raises: 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 @ 13kg (last set was crap)

- Hammer curls, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 10 both arms @ 16kg (left and right in turns)

 

Now some more grip training and I'm done.

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Zack, all you have to do is to HTFU. I think the inclines may be better because I do it around 30 degree angle. Maybe I should have more angle?

 

Sun 4th January

 

- Deep squat, barbell: warm up @ 66kg, then 6 + 6 @ 92kg (203 lbs), 10 @ 70kg

- Bent-over rows, barbell: 12 + 10 + 8 @ 70kg (I took them VERY deep, slowly and body near 90 degree angle, that explains the low weight)

- Bent-over rows, dumbbell: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 30.4kg per arm, left and right separately

 

Evening weight is hitting 181-182lbs which is a good thing I guess.

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Mon 5th January

 

Loads of grip training. My hands and forearms were all worn out after like 100 reps!

 

Wed 7th January

 

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 50kg and 82kg, then 5 + 4 @ 88kg (194 lbs)

- Incline bench press, barbell: 6 + 3 @ 72kg

- Bicep curl, dumbbell: 12 + 12 + 12 @ 16kg, isolated, 1 arm at a time

 

Thu 8th January

 

Just deadlift today, too busy.

 

- Deadlift, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 1 rep @ 92, 110, 130, 162.4, 176,4kg (new pb! 389 lbs!), f @ 180,4kg (closer than EVER! got it almost all way up, I was about 4 inches short of getting it locked up!!!)

- More deadlift: 5 @ 130kg

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Thanks BallZach! GO DO IT ALREADY! (btw. I don't go to a gym, I just work out here in my bedroom )

 

Sun 11th January

 

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 6 + 4 @ 88kg (woohoo best series ever, 6 reps @ 194 lbs! -> should mean 1 rep max @ 234 lbs)

- Incline bench press, barbell: 7 + 7 @ 72kg

- Dips: 20 + 15 @ bw (20 is my personal best, easily!)

- Standing shoulder press, barbell: 5 + 5 + 5 @ 50kg

 

Damn, I've been way too lazy... but I've been saving my legs for a couple of days because I'm going to max my squat soon.

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Hi Tuc. Are you still training in your room ? Damn that's a lot of weight ! I used to train with bodyweight or with weights with long sets, now I train with heavier weights (6-12 reps) and I can tell you that on exercices like benc press, squats and deadlift you lift like nearly 3 times more heavy than I do ! Eventhough I'm lifting a bit heavier everyweek. It's just on some exercices which isolate a muscle group that I lift pretty much the same.

 

I was doing less and less deadlifts but now looking at your training log I want to try more.

Keep it up !

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BallZach, sometimes I have a spotter and sometimes I don't. In that last bench press training I didn't have but this week I did have. Depends on if I have a friend here working out with me.

 

Robert, I strongly suggest you do that. That way you can work out some muscle groups at home and you'll save time... but I guess there are quite a lot of ppl who really want to see you at the gym so it's kind of choose between your own spare time and public appearance.

 

IYM, yes, still working out in my bedroom. I'll take some pics if ppl want to see the stuff I work out with. Or vids if that is more fun. I guess my body fits somewhat well in deadlift since I have long hands and not that long back. I really suggest to do a lot of deadlifts since you get almost whole body workout with that!

 

L&G, I still don't have a name for my gym. The apartment in which I live with 5 veggie ladies is called "Linna" (= the Castle in Finnish) so Dungeon might be a good name here too. ^_^ Big & loving it! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogGynMLpgFY )

 

I already wrote all this once but my Mozilla crashed and I had to write all again from scratch:

 

Mon 12th January

 

- Modern dancing and some body control stuff

- Loads and loads of grip training

 

Tue 13th January

 

- Squats, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 1 @ 92, 1 @ 110kg, 1 + 1 @ 122kg. Otherwise ok but the once with 122 kk were a couple of cm short to be counted as proper lifts. I really have to work out my technique since I wasn't even close to my limit which my legs could lift but I tend to lean forward and such... :/

- Bent-over rows, barbell: 12 + 12 + 12 @ 70kg (again with big tilt, slow and long moves)

 

Wed 14th January

 

- 1h 45mins bboying

- 1h 45mins acrobatics with killer warm up

 

Sat 17th January

 

- Bench press, barbell: warm up @ 50kg, then 5 + 5 @ 88kg

- Incline bench press, barbell: 8 + 7 @ 72kg

- Dips: 17 + 16 @ bw

 

EVENING BODY WEIGHT 83KG = 183 LBS!!!

 

Sun 18th January

 

- Hammer curls, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 16kg

- Bicep curls, curl bar: 5 + 4 + 4 @ 50kg

- Bicep curls, barbell: 12 + 12 + 10 @ 35kg

 

BTW, I bought some protein bars... over 20 lbs ^_^

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk250/tuc_finland/09012009344.jpg

 

Some photoshop "art" I made:

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk250/tuc_finland/Yo_dawg_food_bar.jpg

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Hey tuc, nice training! You're getting strong

 

That's a lot of protein bars! Makes me want some of them. They're the ones that are advertised on vegan fitness aren't they? How do they taste? I'm going back to Australia tomorrow and I'm bringing four boxes of builder bars and four boxes of clif bars .

 

I'd love to see more photos of your equipment and food.

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Hey tuc, nice training! You're getting strong

 

That's a lot of protein bars! Makes me want some of them. They're the ones that are advertised on vegan fitness aren't they? How do they taste? I'm going back to Australia tomorrow and I'm bringing four boxes of builder bars and four boxes of clif bars .

 

I'd love to see more photos of your equipment and food.

Thanks mate!

 

That's 144 bars to be exact... I sold some of them already though. Yes, I got them from JP @ veganfitness. They're not as good as Clif Builder's but still taste like candy... not too sweet, which is a good thing in my opinion.

 

I gotta take some more pics soon... maybe a vid of me bench pressing 100kg? Well, I'll see what I can do.

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L&G, I still don't have a name for my gym. The apartment in which I live with 5 veggie ladies is called "Linna" (= the Castle in Finnish) so Dungeon might be a good name here too. ^_^ Big & loving it! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogGynMLpgFY )

 

FIVE veggie ladies and you!!!!?!?!?

 

Oh man, yet another reason why it's good to be a veganbodybuilder That sounds slightly distracting actually, hmmmm Nah you just cannot go wrong in a situation like that.

 

That video was freaking HYSTERICAL! I couldn't stop lawling over here at my layover on the laptop. I think i need to take a flight to come visit and see what it's all about hmm wonder if Dani is reading this lol

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L&G, that's right... sometimes I wonder how on earth I ended up living this way. Well, I'm not complaining. It's not that exciting but fun nevertheless. And you are always welcome here.

 

Rühl videos are always hilarious. Especially this:

 

Anyway, more training!

 

Mon 19th January

 

2h 15mins bboying. I managed to do proper flare to windmill combos a couple of times. It feels great!

 

Tue 20th January

 

Yeah baby, thigh + shoulder action!

 

- Deep squats, barbell: warm up @ 65kg and without weights, then 5 + 6 @ 94kg (207 lbs), 8 + 10 @ 70kg -> I'm improving my posture in squats, when I get my technique under control I'll lift some real weights!

- Standing shoulder press, dumbbells: 10 + 10 + 10 @ 19kg per arm

- Lateral raises, dumbbells: 8 + 8 + 8 @ 13kg

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