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Post by Hguols on Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:43 pm

Treat this thread like a journal. Mention an accomplishment or two, or something else that stood out from your usual routine.
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About that time again, I went for 405lbs on the bench. I needed a little bump on the second rep, but the guy spotting me said he didn't have to help me much at all.

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Post by Shamax on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:06 am

Been playing around with EA Sports Active 2 for Wii for about a month now, and I've noticed some pretty dramatic improvements in my endurance and overall strength. I've actually able to do regular pushups now. I'm starting to get enough ab strength to do legit sit-ups (hopefully soon). But the biggest improvement I'd say is endurance and maintaining an aerobic heart-rate for extended activity.

Last summer/fall I tried starting a jogging regimen, but would get winded pretty easily after 1-2 minutes of jogging. So I'd jog 1-2, walk for 1-2, then jog, walk, jog, etc. Last week I jumped on a treadmill an jogged for a straight 25 minutes! Something I never could have imagined doing before I lost my weight and started these regular workouts at home.

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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:11 pm

That's great!!! I've noticed the same thing with me on EA Sports Active 2. Still don't much care for Mountain Climbers though Razz
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Post by Shamax on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:46 pm

Through The Dark Radio wrote:That's great!!! I've noticed the same thing with me on EA Sports Active 2. Still don't much care for Mountain Climbers though Razz

Ugh.. Just about any exercise on there with "Mountain" in the name makes me groan.Last time it had me do Mountain climbers, I think my exact words were "I hate you! You are Satan incarnate!" Razz
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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:47 pm

Yes, Mountain Climbers can be taxing. But those Alternating Reverse Lung Squats can be killer.
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Post by Hguols on Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:13 pm

Never done any lunges or anything related to "mountain" stuff, but I try to do cardio because that's my key to burning calories.

I came to this realization when I could do more ab/stomach stuff than people with 6 packs, and I'm still sporting a keg of sorts.

I maxed out on the bench a few days ago, and normally when I max out, my 3rd set reps of 365lbs are usually 4.

Last time, they were 5 reps, so I think my muscles are getting a little more used to my max weight.
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Post by Driven on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Pushing shopping carts is good for cardio.
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Post by Hguols on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:41 pm

I got this from my brother, but as a gag, I would have a Red Skelton goofy look on my face while pushing the cart sideways down the isle. I mean, like put the cart forward but it was at a 45 degree angle. Its actually fairly noisy and requires a decent amount of stamina for long periods of time.
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Post by L8T on Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:56 pm

9 pounds off my stomach, in the last 5 and a half weeks......Almost ready for shirt-less weather....Very Happy

Just upped my cardio and over-training my waist...
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Post by Driven on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:31 am

Tubing (especially the walk up) is good exercise.
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Post by Hguols on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:02 pm

I'm pretty much going to swap out my 2nd set on the bench from 315lbs to 335lbs. I can handle it. ( ^ - ^)
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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:36 pm

Hguols wrote:I'm pretty much going to swap out my 2nd set on the bench from 315lbs to 335lbs. I can handle it. ( ^ - ^)

But can you make a quilt yet Twisted Evil
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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:44 pm

Sooo.... haven't done anything for many days now. baby belly is loosening again Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:40 am

last upper-body workout I did was:

dumbbell bench-press - 20lbs, 12 reps, 5 sets, 1 min. rest between each set

seated dumbbell press - 15lbs, 12 reps, 5 sets, 1 min. rest between each set

dumbbell extensions - 10,5lbs, 12 reps, 5 sets, 1 min. rest between each set

dumbbell curls - 12lbs, 12 reps, 5 sets, 1 min. rest between each set

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Post by Hguols on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:50 pm

I'm trying to identify the fluctuations in body weight I'm having. I've given up on losing weight because the more muscle I have, the more I weigh.

It doesn't seem to be tied to calorie intake. I've been doing really well, but its strange because I seem to actually lose weight when I sneak in a sweet....
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Post by Shamax on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:22 pm

Hguols wrote:I'm trying to identify the fluctuations in body weight I'm having. I've given up on losing weight because the more muscle I have, the more I weigh.

It doesn't seem to be tied to calorie intake. I've been doing really well, but its strange because I seem to actually lose weight when I sneak in a sweet....

Maybe it has something to do with the overall macronutrient balance you're getting? Perhaps you're getting a larger amount of lean proteins and the sweets balance that out with some sugar and occasional fats?
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Post by L8T on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:10 am

Tweeked my shoulder, but, not gonna' let it get me down....Just pumping out More cardio!!.....don't want to kill my progress-buzz. Razz
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Post by Hguols on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:22 pm

Got 405lbs for two SOLID reps on the bench a couple days ago! No liftoff, and my spotter was just a decoration! HA!

Also, for the first time, did 295lbs on the incline with a bar. I had a spotter and managed to get 8 reps.

I thought about doing a 3rd rep with that 405lbs, but I figured I'd be
sore enough doing too. Sure enough, I'm STILL feeling it today!
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Post by Gandalf the White on Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:08 pm

So compared to some, this isn't that great but for me it was exciting.

I'm walking for exercise until I can drop a significant amount of weight (I'm about 120 pounds over my goal). My circuit that I walk usually takes 50 to 55 minutes depending on how tired I am (I have to walk at night after my son is in bed, otherwise I don't see him).

Last night I did it in 43 minutes!
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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:07 am

ishmael81 wrote:So compared to some, this isn't that great but for me it was exciting.

I'm walking for exercise until I can drop a significant amount of weight (I'm about 120 pounds over my goal). My circuit that I walk usually takes 50 to 55 minutes depending on how tired I am (I have to walk at night after my son is in bed, otherwise I don't see him).

Last night I did it in 43 minutes!

That's AWESOME!!!! cheers
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:13 pm

Really struggling to stop snacking on junk Sad

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Post by Driven on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:05 pm

same ^
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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:10 am

Yeah, it's not easy especially if you've been doing it for so long. But it can be done. It just takes time and the resolve to keep at it even when you fail.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:57 pm

I get irritable if I don't have something sugary. I will go out of my way to find something aaaaaaaargh.

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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:57 am

Started exercising with Zumba 2 for the Wii . . . man, I forgot how much exercise dance really is Razz
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Post by Driven on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:08 pm

Poserfalse ^
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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:11 pm

danielbandfan wrote:Poserfalse ^



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Post by Hguols on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:43 pm

Did the 150lb dumbbells today.
Still only getting 4 reps, almost 5....

....but then again, its after quite a few other sets of other things so I should probably not beat myself up too much for not being able to push more than that....

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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:58 pm

That's right, we'll beat you up . . . we're good at that Very Happy
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:54 pm

I need to start working out again...

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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:58 pm

I do this for the old ABS!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk_usVg7Fp0

I do this along with him. He does 10 reps for each exercise - 22 of them - but I only get 7-8 in that time, and I do the whole thing twice over if it's all I am doing. I also added it to the end of a workout the other day (ow!).

I can now feel six solid ab muscles and can see them more each time I do it. Watch this space.

(I don't know this guy, I have no reason to pimp his workout, it just works really well for me so thought I would share)

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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:00 pm

I genuinely have found abs muscles just under my breasts that I hadn't a clue existed. Well chuffed Very Happy

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Post by nerf_herder4444 on Tue May 01, 2012 10:42 pm

I did 10 pull ups and when i stopped i still felt like i had strength to do more. Im not sure how good that is, but i feel proud of myself since im not really an active person.
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Post by Guest on Wed May 02, 2012 7:23 am

Pullups are one of the harder excercise to master, in my experience. Doing 10 straight is a pretty good place to start from

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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Wed May 02, 2012 9:59 am

Looks like I'll need to start getting back into shape for playing hockey Very Happy
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Post by Guest on Wed May 02, 2012 4:09 pm

Marshmallows wrote:I do this for the old ABS!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk_usVg7Fp0

I do this along with him. He does 10 reps for each exercise - 22 of them - but I only get 7-8 in that time, and I do the whole thing twice over if it's all I am doing. I also added it to the end of a workout the other day (ow!).

I can now feel six solid ab muscles and can see them more each time I do it. Watch this space.

(I don't know this guy, I have no reason to pimp his workout, it just works really well for me so thought I would share)

Gonna try that one this arvo. Looks more interesting than cable crunches and sit ups.

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Post by Guest on Wed May 02, 2012 4:26 pm

It's great fun!! Enjoy Smile

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Post by Guest on Thu May 03, 2012 3:29 am

That is HARD! Started really struggling about half way through. I guess thats a good thing, something to work on.

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Post by Guest on Thu May 03, 2012 4:51 am

Did you do it twice over or just once? I hadn't done it for about a week and then did it yesterday. Only managed it once. It hurt!

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Post by Guest on Thu May 03, 2012 7:58 am

I couldn't get it done once Sad , I need to practice all those exercises on their own. I think I've got my new abs workout. Should take me a while to get to that guys level.

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Post by Guest on Thu May 03, 2012 12:42 pm

I found last time that I did manage to do all ten for most of the exercises. (Probably why I only managed it once over as well!! haha)

Don't bother learning them individually. Think you would waste more time doing that than just doing it along with him and spend the time getting one or two done right in the time he has done his ten. I know them all now and when they are going to change to next one mostly from the song! You pick it up quickly!

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Post by Crucify The Flesh on Fri May 04, 2012 3:32 am

This exercise is really good.

Great ab workout, though I am just toning what is already there, it still does get hard!

Worse when combined with other workouts huh Naomi!!!
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Post by Guest on Fri May 04, 2012 3:43 am

Crucify, you're from Brissy? You reckon NSW might make origin interesting this year?

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Post by Crucify The Flesh on Fri May 04, 2012 4:06 am

Yeah I'm from Brissy, in a band named Those Who Endure, link in my sig

Dunno, lol not a footy fan, tbch

I only go to a mates place for the hang outs during origin season
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Post by Guest on Fri May 04, 2012 1:47 pm

CrucifyTheFlesh wrote:This exercise is really good.

Great ab workout, though I am just toning what is already there, it still does get hard!

Worse when combined with other workouts huh Naomi!!!


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Post by Guest on Fri May 04, 2012 8:26 pm

CrucifyTheFlesh wrote:Yeah I'm from Brissy, in a band named Those Who Endure, link in my sig

Dunno, lol not a footy fan, tbch

I only go to a mates place for the hang outs during origin season

haha, well I'm gonna be missing it anyway this year because tafe will be heating up a bit around then. Not so sad about it either, NSW have nothing right now. I need to check out your band then. My friends band is called sunset riot and they play a bit in Brissy on occassion, but are in Lubbock Tx now for a tour.

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Post by Crucify The Flesh on Fri May 04, 2012 8:28 pm

oh ok sweet, what are you studying?

Yeah, depends if you like heavy stuff
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Post by L8T on Fri May 04, 2012 10:06 pm

Thanks for the ab workout link.
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Post by Crucify The Flesh on Wed May 09, 2012 6:34 am

loving this workout, esp doing with Nomes
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