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  • Birthday 01/09/1986

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  1. A little bit of hemp oil is usually good for me personally. You can also try mixing some tahini with raw apple cider vinegar for a cheap, easy dressing.
  2. 5/25 Still jumping around with exercises and weight. Still fine tuning the whole process but I think I'm starting to find a groove. I'm ALREADY plowing through some weight that I've been struggling with; especially on the clean and press. Actually, the more I think about it, I feel comfortable going up on everything I did. Felt great leaving gym! Also, newest member of the 200 club. About 7 pounds on and it's showing. -Clean and press: 125x5x5 -Deadlift: 295x5x2 (too much, had to go down), 275x5, 225x5x2 -Bent over row: 165x5x5 -Dumbbell bench press: 65x5x5 5/26 -Dips: 25x5x5 (plateaued still! getting frustrated!) -Barbell curls: 105x5x5 -Calve raises: 175x5x5 -Weighted leg lifts: 15x10x5 -Kickbakcs: 35x5x5 -1 arm curls: 55x5x5 -Weighted side crunches: 55x10x3, 50x10
  3. I'm totally going to try some of these. I've always thought my grip strength was lacking as well.
  4. 5/24 "Off day" -Approx 30 minutes of pretty intense cardio Totals down to maintenance levels
  5. 5/23 Bi's, Tri's, abs, and calves (still experimenting with weight) -1 arm curls: 50x5x2, 55x5x3 -Kickbacks: 25x5, 30x5, 35x5x2 -Weighted leg lifts: -x5, 10x10x4 -Calve squat things: 110x5, 140x5, 160x5x3 -Barbell curls: 55x5, 60x5, 70x5x3 -No-attachment pulldowns: 6x5x5 -Side crunches: 50x10x5 Estimated totals: Lost my list. Similar to above
  6. So I got some powdered maca last week and have been experimenting with when to take it. Last week I tried taking a teaspoon with my pre-workout smoothie and I felt like I could rip someones head off Sub-Zero style at the gym about a half hour later. This week I'm trying it post-workout, and about 2 grams. I felt like I bounced back and got my energy back a lot quicker. Anyone else trying this? Any tips or suggestions?
  7. 5/22 Full body (switch up! Experimenting with sometime I read on here that Derek wrote up on.) Lot's of experimentation today, trying to figure out which weights worked for which sets and shit. Trying steady weight at 5x4 -Squats: 140x5, 150x5x2, 160x5 -Upright row: 120x4x5 -Dumb bell shrugs: 70x5, 75x5x2, 80x5 -Dumb bell press: 120x5, 65x5x3 Workout felt VERY short and not as exhilarating as I had hoped. Trying it at 5x5 next time and more intense Estimated totals: 6300 cal, 735 carbs, 245 f, 318 pro Those numbers scare me. Hope this all works out and I don't just get fat as hell instead of building muscle.
  8. 5/20 cardio Easy day: Only 3 miles at moderate pace. Still recovering from some nasty shin splints. Should be back up to 100% here soon, though. Estimated totals (maintenance): Approx. 2900 cal, 400 carb, 200 pro, 77 fat. Trying to do this kind of calorie rotation: http://veganbodybuilding.com/?page=article_caloriecycling Logic seems solid to me.
  9. 5/19 Back and Biceps -Pull ups (5 different grips): -x5x5 -Plank Row: 45x5, 85x5, 90x5, 85x5, 45x5 -Barbell curl (on ball): 95x5, 115x5, 125x5 (crappy), 115x5, 95x5 -Bent over row: 135x5, 175x5, 185x5, 175x5, 135x5 -1 arm curls (on ball): 50x5, 50x5, 60x5, 50x5, 40x5 -Reverse push up: -x5, 45x5x3 (blah), -x5 -1 arm cable rows: 8x5, 12x5, 14x5, 12x5, 8x5 Estimated totals: umm...a lot. Lost track. Mental note to keep better records Already noticing increases in weight and intensity. Certain workout (namely the pull ups) were noticeably easier
  10. 5/18 Abs/shoulders -Hanging leg raises: -x20x5 -Clean and press: 95x5, 105x5, 135x5 (personal best at 5 full reps), 105x5, 95x5 -Side crunches w/ 45lb weight: 20x3 -Military press: 95x5, 105x5, 125x5 (shitty though), 105x5, 95x5 -Leg raises (on dip bench thing) w/ 10lb weight: 20x3 -Front & lateral shoulder raises: 25x5, 30x5, 35x5, 30x5, 25x5 -Hanging leg raises: -x20x3 -Rotator cuff extensions (4 different ones on cable cross): 3 1/2x4x5 Estimated totals: 3900 cal, 580 carb, 260 pro, 100 fat Eating like a crazy person. Feel disgustingly full all the time. Kinda like it.
  11. Ditto. I remember hearing somewhere that, actually, the biggest factor in the "alcohol/weight gain" correlation is it keeps your liver from oxygenating fat for energy (vis-a-vi, detoxing your blood). But that was a while ago and I could be wrong.
  12. 5/16 Legs -Dead Lift: 135x5, 225x5, 305x5, 225x5, 135x5 -Lunges: 50x5, 90x5, 100x5, 90x5, 50x5 -Pistol Squats: -x5, 30x5, 50x5, 30x5, -x5 -Jump squats w/barbell: -x5, 40x5, 65x5, 40x5, -x5 -Goblet squats: -x5, 70x5, 60x5x2, -x5 -Romanian dead lift: 95x5, 105x5, 135x5, 105x5, 95x5 -Shin squats: 50x5, 70x5, 110x5x3 Estimated totals: 3650 cal, 450 carb, 230 pro, 90 fat
  13. The title says it all. Time to take an uncompromising approach to my health, fitness, and ultimate goals. I feel like I've tried everything: Lots of cardio/little lifting, lots of lifting/little cardio, light weight/high reps, full body workouts, muscle group alternating, high carb, low carb and everything in between. Done with fads, stripping it down to the basics: Eat more and lift heavier. Oddly, something I've never tried before. Time to be accountable! Goals: - Get shredded - Run a marathon next year in August or September (can't remember which off the top of my head 5/15/11 Chest and Triceps -2 arm dumb bell press (on ball): 50x5, 55x5, 65x5, 55x5. 50x5 (thats per arm btw) -Dips: -x5, 25x5x3, -x5 (totally plateaued here) -Push ups with swiss ball: -x5, 45x5, 70x5x2, 45x5 -1 arm tricep pulldown: 4x5, 5x5, 6x5, 5x5, 4x5 -Push ups with medicine ball (alternating each arm): -x10x4 -Flys (on ball): 25x5, 30x5, 35x5x2, 30x5 - Tricep pulldown (underhand): 10x5, 12x5, 14x5, 12x5, 10x5 -Push ups with medicine ball: -x5x2 Estimated totals: 3300 cal, 400 carb, 220 pro, 85 fat
  14. Swans. Over and over and over and over and over...
  15. My job is sponsoring the premier here; I think I get cheap tickets or something. Watched the trailer...probably going to check it out now.
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