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mandela

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May 16, 2013
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My weight is mental, man.

After less than 2000 cals, high protein week of putting 1lb on I go to DC/Philly and eat and drink like fuck and lose 1.5lbs.

That's me 170lbs.

Looking at the pics I look skinny as fuck, tbh. But I don't mind that, man. Will try and get to 165lbs before trying to find some sort of comfortable maintainance where I can just bounce 2-3lbs around that weight forever.

Overall that's 7lbs in 5 weeks (or is it 6?) So 10lb in 10 weeks is still on and if I hit 165 that'll be 12lb total.
 
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A new 100-mile world record has been set by Zach Bitter from Wisconsin. 100 miles in 11 hours, 19 minutes, 13 seconds...

That’s a speed of 6:47 per-mile, for 100 miles or nearly four marathons at 2:58 per marathon.

...Or 21:06 for a 5k but for 32 and a half consecutive 5k's.

Cannot even comprehend.
 
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A new 100-mile world record has been set by Zach Bitter from Wisconsin. 100 miles in 11 hours, 19 minutes, 13 seconds...

That’s a speed of 6:47 per-mile, for 100 miles or nearly four marathons at 2:58 per marathon.

...Or 21:06 for a 5k but for 32 and a half consecutive 5k's.

Cannot even comprehend.
Something in the water there seeing as Timothy Olsen and my friend (2x Devil´s Lake 50 miler champion) Adam McRoberts hail from the cheese state.
 
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OHP session today. Went fine apart from Sling Shot bench where I failed my 4th rep and had to do the roll of shame. Think it was more down to my form breaking down, it's kind of weird benching with the Sling Shot as it's quite restrictive. Also going to switch out OH DB extensions for dips as they were killing my shoulders more than triceps at such high reps.

OHP 4x2 @50kg / AMRAP @50kg - 4 reps completed / AMRAP @50kg - 3 reps completed
Legs Up Bench 5x5 @57kg
Slingshot Bench 1x3 @88kg
DB Bench 1x18 @10.5kg / 1x18 @11.5kg / 1x18 @13kg superset with OH DB Extension 3x18 @6kg
Lying Reverse Delt Flye 3x18 @6kg superset with DB Flyes 3x18 @13kg
 
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OHP session today. Went fine apart from Sling Shot bench where I failed my 4th rep and had to do the roll of shame. Think it was more down to my form breaking down, it's kind of weird benching with the Sling Shot as it's quite restrictive. Also going to switch out OH DB extensions for dips as they were killing my shoulders more than triceps at such high reps.

OHP 4x2 @50kg / AMRAP @50kg - 4 reps completed / AMRAP @50kg - 3 reps completed
Legs Up Bench 5x5 @57kg
Slingshot Bench 1x3 @88kg
DB Bench 1x18 @10.5kg / 1x18 @11.5kg / 1x18 @13kg superset with OH DB Extension 3x18 @6kg
Lying Reverse Delt Flye 3x18 @6kg superset with DB Flyes 3x18 @13kg
Have you programmed this bench/OHP/squat/dead routine yourself?
 
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Have you programmed this bench/OHP/squat/dead routine yourself?
No I've tweaked an existing program. Before I was using the GZCL basic program but now I've switched to the GZCL Jacked and Tanned 2.0 program which is more strength and hypertrophy instead of just pure strength.

Not sure about this program yet as it doesn't have a clear periodisation method, at least to my uneducated eyes, but I just wanted to switch things up and honestly other than my squat I'm pretty happy with my lifts, so getting stronger isn't a priority. Hopefully when I bulk again this program will help me put on some more mass.
 

mandela

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I done a pull day today.

Weighted pull ups
DLs
Bors
Body rows (feet elevated)
Tbar rows
Rear delt flies
Bb bicep 21s

It was ok...but the push day will determine if I persevere with it as this shoulder injury limits me so I'm naw sure I'll even be able to do enough push exercises.
 
May 25, 2013
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I'm the same as I work out at home it's become a more solitary activity, same when I go running. Though when I did go to an actual gym I did have a gym buddy who was a work colleague and I also used to run with a mate when he was training for the Berlin Marathon and I used to have an ex GF I always ran with, so it doesn't have to be a solitary activity, it can be quite social.

I don't really have the issue with people thinking I won't eat something like an eclair. My friends know if given an option I'll go for the healthy option, like this weekend I went to the pub for lunch and while I got the chicken salad, they got burgers, fish and chips etc. But they also know I won't usually turn down a beer or a doughnut if offered. Also I eat so fricken much compared to most people, that most people have the idea that I never stop eating.
I'm a pretty solitary person in general. I train in my garage alone, for the most part. The few periods were I've gone to commercial gyms or even dedicated powerlifting gyms I don't really get anything extra out of the social aspect. I still like to lift alone. I run alone, I like to hike alone. There's benefits to having other around for these things but in general I'm doing all these things for myself.

On the whole, I like the way I look (in comparison to how I used to look), but I've never in my life trained for aesthetics. When people see what I've got for lunch at work they always comment on how healthy I eat, or they comment on my self-discipline when I don't reach for the cakes or biscuits on the table at lunch time. Still, I fucking devoured some triple-choc cake the other day when it was someones birthday.

Bottom line is, I do what I want. I train because I feel like shit if I don't. I train because I like to feel strong. I train because I want to be good at what I do. I don't want to be huffing and puffing when I'm playing around with my kids. Even though I don;t have a physical job, I'm a very physical person in almost everything I like to do. Training is just another part of that.
 
May 25, 2013
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Took me half an hour today to do week 4 day 1,half a fucking hour.
Doing my test later today to continue on with week 3. Actually tempted, regardless of the results, to drop down a column and stick with column two. That top column becomes a bit ridiculous at the end of week 4.

Assuming I do 40 push ups in my test today (an improvement of +10 from my last test, 2 weeks ago), I'm expected come next Saturday (Day 3 of week 4) to do a set of 40+ push ups, after already having done 4 sets of ~30. Of course, if I only manage 35 push ups in my test, I'd still be placed into that third column... no chance.

Column two is feeling a bit more realistic for me at the moment.
 
May 25, 2013
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Test done, 39. Definitely pushed harder than on my first test. Still probably drop down to column two.
 
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Fuck sake. Gonna have to rethink doing this press up thing during a lifting workout. Shit's impossible.
Yeah I don't think you can just stick in onto an existing workout because your going to failure or close to it, which is why I do it on my non lifting days.
 
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Yeah I don't think you can just stick in onto an existing workout because your going to failure or close to it, which is why I do it on my non lifting days.
Yeah there's no chance. I tried to do the first day, I think it's 14, 18, 14, 14, 20 and actually did the first 4 sets but only got to 10 when I was meant to get 20. So way off.

My only choice is to do it before or after kickboxing. I don't really fancy preexhausting my shoulders before boxing because that's just counterintuitive so I'll try after again. It wasn't too bad last time but it wasn't the hardest of sessions. I could try hours before I guess.
 

mandela

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22, 30, 20, 20, 32 (28+)

The first four sets were fine and blasted the last set with only one 3 second rest at 20. I've changed my technique slightly though and I'm doing them a good bit faster than the first two days. Less time under tension. Still magnificent form though.

I'm actually a bit behind as I think that's 9 days to do week 1 but I'll catch up this week.
 

mandela

CHB Führer
May 16, 2013
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Went over the fitba pitches there to do some sprints there. Running on the pitches in trainers is a fuckin joy, tbh.

Hear was a problem though. 97 with a heat index of 109 but probs higher on those pitches.

Up and down the pitch 4 times, cornered to corner (across both pitches) 4 times and some shuttles to each line across the box then up and down the pitch. Naw even that much but felt every one, man.
 

Presuming Ed

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Been going down to the open air gym 10 mins from here every morning and doing a skipping and core hiit for 25 mins every morning, empty stomach. then by time i get home it's around 11-12 and i've done my 16 hours, so have some quinoa like a ponce, with a tin or sardines, then hit the gym an hour or so later for weights. Much better system than doing cardio in the gym, unfasted. Feel light and strong and loads of energy. Triffic, even.