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Old Sat, Sep-25-04, 18:14
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Plan: Healthy eating/lifestyle
Stats: 156/115/115 Female 5'4 - small frame
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Saturday Sept 25 - High Carb/Calorie Day

Weight - 144.3

Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, raspberries, stevia
Meal #2 - Summer chicken, sweet potatoe, cucumber slices
Meal #3 - Chicken breast, Black Japonica rice w/ tamari sauce, green pepper

Workout: Shoulders & Lats

Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 12x6/16.75x4/20x4x4/21.25x4
Neutral Grip Pulldowns - 40x6/75x4/80x4x3/82.5x4x2
2 depletion circuits (30 minutes)

PWO Shake - Protein powder, soy milk, pumpkin, SF caramel syrup
Meal #5 - Summer chicken, green & yellow beans; fish oil
Meal #6 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia; fish oil

Calories - 1785; Protein 145g (33%); Carbs 159g (36%); Fat 62g (31%)

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I'm starting to adapt to my routine. I changed my pulldowns to a neutral grip. I sure can feel it tonight.

Wow, I'm starting to get strong. I'm increasing weights on my depletions to get me to the minimum number of reps and I'm taking them to the maximum number. But I still have the hardest time with shoulder exercises in terms of strength. I thought I'd be able to increase my weights on the standing press, but I was only able to increase my last set slightly.

So overall, I'd say things are going great.

Wanda
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Old Sat, Sep-25-04, 18:35
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Plan: hi prot/carb/cal cycling
Stats: 138.5/133.5/120 Female 64 inches
BF:20%
Progress: 27%
Location: San francisco
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good job Wanda....shoulders are a tricky one, they are actually a very small muscle group and as such do not need really heavy weight, more strict form. They are the one muscle group you do not want to go too heavy on any way because they are prone to injury. Even some of the "big" guys in the gym rarely go real heavy especially with dumbells...with barbells you can go a little heavier, but always err on the safe side with this area.

Standing also makes it harder...if you feel like you back is tweaking a bit try these seated instead, you will find you can lift more weight sitting than standing...and your back will not feel it as much.
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Old Sat, Sep-25-04, 18:59
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Stats: 178/108/120 Female 5' 1"
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Saturday Sept 25 - High Carb/Calorie Day

Weight - 144.3

I'm starting to adapt to my routine. I changed my pulldowns to a neutral grip. I sure can feel it tonight.

Wow, I'm starting to get strong. I'm increasing weights on my depletions to get me to the minimum number of reps and I'm taking them to the maximum number. But I still have the hardest time with shoulder exercises in terms of strength. I thought I'd be able to increase my weights on the standing press, but I was only able to increase my last set slightly.

So overall, I'd say things are going great


144! Congrats Wanda! That's awesome!

It's working!

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Old Sun, Sep-26-04, 09:21
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Hey Wanda your're welcome. All the tips you have supplied have been greatly appreciated as well.
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Old Sun, Sep-26-04, 18:04
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Thanks Red, but did you see what I had to do to get there?


That's my favorite. Apparently there's a "Twisted Cherry" flavor coming out soon.

What's a hard core leg press machine?

Wanda


The journey is more fun though.

The hard core leg press machine is the one that I used to be afraid of where the weights are like up in the air as opposed to the seated one which I normally do. It has a safety lock. This dude told me that on time this lady was lifting using it and the weights came down on her so I was scared of it.
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Old Sun, Sep-26-04, 18:32
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Sunday Sept 26 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day

Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries & stevia
Meal #2 - Chicken breast, butternut squash, green beans
Meal #3 - Cottage cheese w/ almond butter & stevia

Workout: Hamstrings/Biceps

Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - 45x6/100x4x3/110x4x3
Barbell Curls - 17x6/32x4x6
2 depletion circuits (30 minutes)

Meal #4 - Protein Powder, soy milk, butternut squash, SF caramel syrup
Meal #5 - Chicken salad w/ fish oil & balsamic vinegar dressing
Meal #6 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia; fish oil

Calories - 1516; Protein 143g (38%); Carbs 100g (27%); Fat 60g (36%)

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I eliminated the decline situps and changed to barbell curls. Wow, they are weak just starting out. I can hardly wait to see how my biceps improve. The barbells are a good exercise to build the inner head, right?

Wanda
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Old Sun, Sep-26-04, 18:34
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Plan: hi prot/carb/cal cycling
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I did not even notice the weight loss...congrats Wanda that is awesome !! The SLDL's ...that is good 110lbs....you are gettign stonger too. Keep up the good work girl.
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Old Mon, Sep-27-04, 11:22
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Hey Wanda! Happy Monday! Boy it's beautiful today.

That's it! I like it too. This is one of those where you have to be really careful. I can't wait to do it again.

I'll think you you when I'm doing it.

Congrats on the deadlift! Man, you are strong!

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Old Mon, Sep-27-04, 15:06
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Congrats on the deadlift! Man, you are strong!


Thanks Red, you ain't doin' too bad yerself, girlie! I was using an e-z curl bar to do my deadlifts before (b/c I hated moving a 7 foot bar around my gym) so I couldn't lift as much for some reason. I guess the power bar is better distributed???? So it appears like I've really increased in strength when I think the bar was the difference.

The funny thing is that I don't feel it in my hamstrings during the exercise, so I keep thinking I should do more -- except that I can't get the bar off the ground when I go up more. Do you find that too?

SLDLs seem to be the only leg exercise I can get really aggressive with b/c of my knee. I'm always walking that thin line between injury and pushing myself with the others (leg press and squats). Still waiting for my knee to get more stable with all this lifting. Haven't seen it yet after a year of lifting.


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Old Mon, Sep-27-04, 19:02
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Monday Sept 27 - Low Carb/Calorie Day

Workout: Treadmill HIIT - 35 minutes, 8 intervals

Meal #1 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter, stevia; fish oil
Meal #2 - Summer chicken, green beans, fish oil
Meal #3 - Summer chicken, yellow beans, fish oil

Calories - 1004; Protein 95g (39%); Carbs 14g (6%); Fat 59g (55%)

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I was supposed to go up to 9 intervals today, but during my 8th interval my left quad muscle started spasming so I wasn't able to do the 9th. I stretched it quite a bit and followed it up with a whirlpool and so far it seems OK. Knock on wood! Damn cardio! <<grumble, grumble>> This body isn't designed for running. Never was, never will be.

Wanda
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Old Mon, Sep-27-04, 19:37
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Hey Wanda! Hope that quad muscle works itself out. It was a good idea to stop.

I think you are right about the bar and allowing us to lift heavier.

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The funny thing is that I don't feel it in my hamstrings during the exercise, so I keep thinking I should do more -- except that I can't get the bar off the ground when I go up more. Do you find that too?
Yes, but then I feel it after. I try to go real slow, stomach tight and concentrate so I don't hurt my back. Good mornings the same, they feel awkward to me.

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SLDLs seem to be the only leg exercise I can get really aggressive with b/c of my knee. I'm always walking that thin line between injury and pushing myself with the others (leg press and squats). Still waiting for my knee to get more stable with all this lifting. Haven't seen it yet after a year of lifting.
I hope you knee gets more stable. Just don't push it too much. But you are strong and getting stronger and that's progress.

I am so afraid of injuring myself at the gym because that would mean I can't workout. Last time I was doing bench press the bar got too much and I could have hurt myself. So I am going to lower the weight on the last two sets or alternate.

I can't believe I used to hate weight training and love cardio.

Sweet dreams
red
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Old Mon, Sep-27-04, 19:57
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Could you put a bench in the lifting cage and do your bench presses without fear of going to failure? Or would you be getting the evil eye from the other lifters who want it for squats?
It the bar rack on the bench press but I could not lift it on the last rep to the bar rack and ended up on my chest but I controlled it luckily.

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Old Tue, Sep-28-04, 08:07
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Hey Wanda!

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Originally Posted by wcollier


Wanda


That's so cool. Okay, it's not a safety rack, my bad. It's just the place where you put rest the weights, like a ledge on either side. Lucky you and it will be much safer. They should get one of those at my gym. I think it would be awkward to try to do it at the squat rack just 'cause everyone always wants to be there.

Have a great Tuesday!

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Old Tue, Sep-28-04, 20:06
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Plan: Healthy eating/lifestyle
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Tuesday Sept 28 - High Carb/Calorie Day

Weight: 145.8

Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries & stevia
Meal #2 - Corn on the cob, chicken breast, 1/2 apple
Meal #3 - SF baked beans w/ chicken breast & LC BBQ sauce, 1/2 apple

Workout - Chest/Back

Bench Press - 32x6/55x4/60x4x5
Barbell Row - 45x6/65x4/75x4x4/80x4
2 depletion circuits - 30 minutes

Meal #4 - Protein powder, soy milk, butternut squash, SF caramel syrup
Meal #5 - Summer chicken, green beans, fish oil
Meal #6 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, stevia; fish oil

Calories - 1726; Protein 142g (33%); Carbs 150g (35%); Fat 62g (32%)

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Just finished gagging on 5 tsp of fish oil. Yuck!

I've noticed that sometimes I get a bit tired in the afternoons (kind of weak-kneed) and my workout time is when I tend to be at my worst. Probably a bit of hypoglycemia I should keep an eye on. Sometimes it affects my strength.

I'm off to the dentist tomorrow so he can replace a filling he missed last week.

Wanda
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Old Wed, Sep-29-04, 07:52
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Progress: 121%
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Hey Wanda! Hope the dentist visit is as painless as possible.

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Bench Press - 32x6/55x4/60x4x5
Barbell Row - 45x6/65x4/75x4x4/80x4
Dayum, you are strong! Holy crap 80lbs!

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Just finished gagging on 5 tsp of fish oil. Yuck!
I used to like the taste of it when you told me about it and I had been using it. I must be strange. It had a nice lemon tangy flavour.

Have a great day!

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