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  1. I am considering running a half marathon (13 miles I think) next Saturday. Thing is, I have never trained to run long distance before. I have bene doing brutal fuctional training that pushes the limits of my endurance, but not running endurance. I really want to see how far I can go before I pass out or die from exhaustion, is this a good idea? Just to test my limits? Or should I just not do this one and start training for a bit more of the long distance for the next month or two til the next one shows up?
  2. Yesterdays workout: Jump Rope: 556 in 4:20 Kettlebell Clean 26#: --Right arm: 17 in 1:00, 19 in 1:00, 11 in :30 --Left arm: 18 in 1:00, 18 in 1:00, 11 in :30 Sand Bag push up to clean: 19 in 5:00 Sledgehammer swing --alternate: 84 in 3:07 --overhead: 23 in 1:33 Medicine Ball Throws: 120 in 5:13 Tire Pull and Run: 37 pulls in 2:30 Jump Rope Punishment: 200 for missing tire on a swing, and not having full ROM in Medicine Ball Throws. Thoughts: My Tri's felt it almost immediatly, and are the sorer muscles today although my back and shoulders are causing added pain. My legs are consistently sore now, and rarely feel better. Thats ok though, its progress. Doing the medicine ball throws at the end almost made me throw up, but I have to do the proper form on those to get the msot benefit which i didnt do through the end of them. Im not adding the press after the cleans until I feel my shoulder is strong enough to take the weight. I look forward to working out now, but at the same time I dont. Its more fun working out this way, but the pain during the workout and the wanting to throw up or faint when your push yourself to the limits is something I dont look forward too, although I almost crave that feeling now.
  3. Thanks billy. Thank you both for your help. I pushed through with my workout even though I was sore and my muscles seemed to stop hurting sore wise halfway through my cleans, then just started getting the feeling of muscle fatigue im used to when working out.
  4. Thanks. Im more worried that if I work out on sore muscles, will it make the muscles stronger by pushing through the pain of soreness, or can it be bad?
  5. This is a newb question, I should know this for how long I have been into sports, but oh well. Is it smart to work out on sore muscles? My legs are still sore from some squats I did 2 days ago and today is another workout day. My workouts usually never have me sitting down to do bicep curls or the like, theya re usually full body work outs. Working with my workout plan today, I tried to get away from using my legs all that much, but its inavoidable unless I just want a non-functional non-tired sitting down and using isolation exercises. Is it a good idea to train on sore muscles even though you let it rest for almost 48 hours? Normally when I have done this before (its been a while, back in high school) my legs start feeling better when Im working out, then even sorer the next day. Thank yoU!
  6. Thank you for your words Flanders77. I think Im not going to weigh myself for a while and just concentrate on eating the right foods and getting stronger. Then after a month or two, see if I feel stronger/look stronger on my diet, then weight myself. I think I have been a slave to the scale too much, is just scary sometimes looking in the mirror and seeing a skeleton, even though I feel healthy
  7. Well. I weighed myself yesterday, 177. 5 lbs drop from last month. But during that month I didnt work out due to my injury. So I am taking it in stride. Thanks for all your suggestions. Instead of asking people what is good for me, I have stopped that and doing my own research and trying to listen to my body to see what I need to do with my food. I think I have gotten impatiant because I am a very skinny guy to begin with, and going raw made me a bit more skinnier, so I have been looking for immediate results, which is impossible.
  8. Ugh. I cant move. Sore all over. I weighed myself yesterday at 177, 5 less than a month ago. But during that time I was injured and not working out, I can tell I lost muscle mass exclusively, so its back to retrying to gain weight again. Ill post my workout from yesterday now: 544 jumprope: in 4:20 minutes 4 turkish get ups, each arm 35#: in 5 minutes KB floor press 26#: 31 each arm, in 220 minutes KB Between Leg Swings 35#: 169 catches in 5 minutes Carolyns Sadistic Squats to 10 100 extra jump ropes for punishment of prematuraly dropping a weight on the ground After the workout I couldnt eat anything for an hour due to gag reflex, and I was shaking for 2 hours. It feels like every muscle in my back is sore, including my legs and shoulders and chest. I went to the chiropractor yesterday and he told me my range of motion in my newly injured shoulder has made an amazing comeback, and my chronicly injured right shoulder seems better than last time. My injury has only bothered me once, and thats the days I rest when my body is sore, I can tell it more sore in that part of the shoulder than the other parts. I spent 2 hours reseraching my raw diet and how i can get high calories and protein without affecting cost. So basically cheap raw foods. I think I got it down. But we will see.
  9. I have been raw for appx 6 months and have read varying raw foodists ideas on calorie intake. Many of these are from raw foodists who do not weight lift, and others dont understand why I would want to put on weight, especially being raw. I have read Raw Power, and nothing impressed me. This was a couple years ago when I was vegan so maybe I dont remember much, but I didnt read anything about the calories you need to consume. I have also read information here at: www.charliesgym.info I have talked to Charlie over email and he told me not to worry about calories, just eat when your hungry to satisfy yourself. I could be looking at this all wrong, from the view point of a SAD addict. But I have been eating appx as many calories as I did when I was weightlifting vegan. 4000 - 5000 kcals a day. I am 183 after being raw for 6 months, 200 when I was vegan and at the top of my weightlifting. I am 6 foot 8, making me very skinny. Right now I am not interested in gaining weight, but strength. The weight will happen sooner or later as long as I am getting stronger. I want to eat enough to fuel my body with some left over for some weight. But my question is this, what about your calorie intake? Eating 4000 - 5000 raw calories a day is WAY EXPENSIVE. I can afford it, but I would not like to in the long run. What are your diets for weight lifting and strength? And how many kals do you consume to fuel your body?
  10. Sorry for the lack of updates, my life has been crazy. Ok. I made up my decision that I am no longer going to do the typical gym weightlifting workout; isolating muscles by putting your body into non-fuctional awkward positions. There are a few weightlifting moves that are extremely beneficial because they use your bodys natural movement and workout a lot more than one or two iolated muscles, etc: squat, dead lifts, overhead presses. I have been really getting into underground, high intesity, fuctional training. If some of you dont know what that is get on youtube and check out the 300 the Movie workout. Thats the pro version of it, I am still working on the beginners version. My home underground HIT fuctional gym now: 100lb punching bag 70lb punching bag 60lb sandbag 12lb sledgehammer 35lb kettlebell weight bench (no longer use much, except for dumbbells and an occasional dead lift technique) tires and rope What I would like to have: Pull Up Bar Extra 35lb kettlebell, lighter kettlebells x 2 Gymnastic rings Last week I did high intensity training. Every other day; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. The first two workouts were without the kettlebell, I did not have it at this time. I forgot to time those workouts though, nor log the reps/sets. It was almost the same as my Aug 6th post, but I took off the shoulder therapy and in place did sledgehammer swings against the tire with tire pulls. I felt sore, especially from the sledge hammers, and found the next couple days I had muscles sore I havent felt in a while. On Saturday I bought a Kettlebell and found an exercise called the Turkish Get Up. This exercise you lay flat on the ground with the kettlebell in one arm, elbow locked over your head, like you just finished a db press. You then try to stand up. You can use whatever method is easier for you to accomplish this, but your arm must always remain locked and above your head. The finished product is your kettlebell over your head, like a shoulder press, locked. Then you try to lay back down, arm with kettlebell still locked, flat on the ground. Switch and do it with the other arm, that counts as 1. My left shoulder no longer hurts, but my right shoulder is still giving me problems. Thats why I chose the Turkish Get Up for my shoulder exercises. I was reading that it works out all your stabalizers, muscles, heads, and the whole area surrounding the shoulder without putting huge strains on them. They said if you continue to do this Turkish Get Up it almost makes your shoulder uninjurable and helps rehabilitate injured shoulders. I timed myself for 5 minutes too see how many I can get done. I was only able to do 2 sets. Meaning twice with each arm in 5 minutes. I also timed my sledgehammer hits and jump ropes, Ill post these later. Evaluations: My body has never been so sore in its life. There are muscles I didnt know I had in pain. Its wonderful. It feels like all my body gets sore during these workouts, instead of just my bi's or chest. My abs feel like they are actually getting worked out, instead of just crunched. Today I am sitting down and writing out some workouts that work for me and my situation. Its really hard to find gyms that train like this, thats why this is mostly underground stuff. Even the gyms that train you in this stuff, most are invite only. There is one in utah called Gym Jones. www.gymjones.com Will post workout soon.
  11. Hi. I am writing this to see which exercises work, how I feel after a work out, and what exactly to do to stop being injured. I injured my right shoulder bench pressing about 2 years ago. It has been a chronic injury mostly due to my stupidity. Doing certain exercises either to heavy, or the wrong form and reinjuring it again. Last month I injured my left shoulder / rotator cuff putting to much weight on my bench press. So now I have two shoulder injuries. I was crushed. I have always been active and was tired of being injured, now I have two injuries. But I took a page from Bruce Lee (who was almost immobile for 6 months due to a weight lifting injury) and decided to train my mind while my body rests. Ive been reading The Science of Martial Arts Training, The Encyclopedia of Weightlifting, The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, and anything online about my injury and natural ways to heal it. I have been to my chiropractor and I am soon going to a physiotherapist. My shoulders have stopped hurting doing normal everyday things about a week ago so I decided to start a light set of working out, resting every day in between, until I can start weight lifting again. My goal is to heal my muscles/joints, and gain weight up to where I was before I went raw (which is easier than I thought, once my body detoxed out I started seeing gains I havent ever seen in my weight and muscles). Starting weight: 183. Height: 6'8" Raw Foodist Aug 6th, 2008: Jumping rope: 500 jumps as fast as possible Calf raises: 3x10 no weight Deep Squats: 2x10 no weight Standing push ups: 1x20 Shoulder Therapy: 6x20 2lbs dumbbells Medicine Ball Throws: 3x10, 1x50, 2x20 Various Sit Ups: 100 I kept this work-out light but high in intensity. After a month of not working out it felt amazing to feel tired after such a quick workout. I devised this workout because all these exercises here I have never injured myself from, with or without weights. So I am no longer doing weight lifting exercises that have injured me until I feel I am strong enough to do those. My shoulder therapy consisted of various shoulder lifts with the light dumbbells. Arnold presses, lat raises, shrugs, and 3 physical therapy moves:(I made up these names) The Saw (its a short sawing motion which over time extends to long sawing motions) The Door (it feels like your oping and shutting a door, with your upper arm planted firmly to your body, and your lower arm moves the weight), and Jug Pouring, which you tilt your hands thumb down and lift the weight up and down, like pouring something. I love medicine balls. I am a big believer in functional strength/training and the medicine ball always helps me with explosiveness and definition in my muscles. My exercises yesterday consisted of standing face to face with a wall, in a martial arts ready stance, and throwing the ball against the wall as hard and as fast as possible, in varous different positions. This morning my shoulders hurt, only a little bit. The rest of my body hurts also. It doesnt feel sore per say, more like "my muscles havent worked out in a month" pain. More deep down sore. Updates coming soon.
  12. I have always been active. Started with soccer when I was a kid, basketball and track in high school, got a couple scholarships for basketball, never took them. Became veggie about 6 Years ago, vegan 5 years ago, raw about 6 months ago. I started training in Jeet Kune Do by myself 4 years ago. There was no JKD training center here. I started reading about weight lifting during this time and started doing pull ups, push ups and sit ups, basically body weight exercises. But I didnt see any gain. I am 6 foot 8 and weigh 185. Im skinny. I started doing weight training and even being vegan, saw little gain. About a year ago I hurt my shoulder bench pressing, it has bothered me ever since. Currently a new JKD gym has opened up here, and every time I feel I am ready to take the plunge and start going, I reinjure my shoulder. Just recently I injured my other shoulder now also. So here is my problem: I am a classic ectomorph with a little bit of mesomorph body frame. Recently I discovered that I have been weightlifting all wrong for my body type. I weightlifted basically ten time a week, 5 days a week, in the morning then at night. I would take wednesdays and sundays off. I injured myself due to this schedule. I hurt both my shoulders. I realized in my readings that since I am an ectomorph I need to build strength and mass before anything, and the compound weightlifting every other day, with rest in between, could be the best way to go. Ever since becoming raw, I have seen tremondous gains in my weight lifting. But I am tired of being injured. Its now both my rotator cuffs. I have rested for 2 weeks, and am going to rest on more week, doing chinese topical herbs to break up the edema and help the imflammation. I feel its helping. My question is this: I am going to slowly start physical therapy and in a couple months start weightlifting again. I miss JKD more than anything, but I know I need to get strong to stay healthy and uninjured. Doing the every other day weightlifting program(compound exercises), feels lile it will work and help. BUt I want to train in my martial arts also. How can I do this, while weight training this way? The rest is what I need, but martial arts is what I want. Thats my story
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