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Hey there, nerds!  I'm back for another challenge and this time I'm staying around for the whole thing!

 

Over the last few months I did my best to lose weight and get back down to the size I was when I moved out here a couple of years ago.  I was halfway successful; I made it from 116kg to 108kg before I stalled and plateaued, and now it's about time I got rid of the last 8kg - my goal is to see if I can drop this by the time I go to Camp NF, which by my reckoning is about two full challenges away.

 

I've opted for one of the pre-made programmes from Bodybuilding.com and I'm just gonna do exactly what it tells me; it splits the week into three different workouts (back & biceps, Chest, shoulder & triceps, and legs & abs) and follows a schedule of two days on, one day off.  The off days are cardio, and there's also some cardio after the back & biceps session.

 

So my goals for this challenge are very simple.  And there are only two of them:

 

1) Do every daily workout.  No excuses.

 

2) Don't eat like an arsehole.

 

I think it's all pretty self-explanatory; I might add something else in if and when it becomes apparent I need to.

 

Time to crack on!

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Hallo pal~ :D

 

WELCOME BACK

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Following. I too am working on losing weight before CAAAAAAMP. Can't wait to meet you there.

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10 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Following!

 

Cheers!

 

9 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following. I too am working on losing weight before CAAAAAAMP. Can't wait to meet you there.

 

Looking forward to finally meeting you too mate, it's gonna be a great time!

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Week 1, Day 1

Monday 18th July

 

And so it begins.

 

Absolutely knackered today - still jetlagged to hell, but I'm gradually getting there now.

 

Hit the gym after work for the first session of my new programme - today was a short back & biceps day:

- w/u

- bent over two-dumbbell row - 10,10,max: 2x25lbs for 10, 10, 20 - increase weight next time

- negative-rep pull-ups - 10,10,max: 5, 3, 2 - got a long way to go with these!

- barbell curl - 10,10,max: 50lbs for 10, 10, 6 - stick with the same weight until the third set max is higher

- dumbbell alternate bicep curl - 10,10,max: 2x20lbs for 10, 10, 8 - stick with the same weight until the third set max is higher

- 4.82k in 30mins on the cross-trainer doing an interval programme

 

This was actually my first ever workout where I've deliberately worked my arms, and not just to help with my swimming.  I actually got a bit of an arm pump going, although it was sadly brief.  Hopefully last longer next time though!

 

I have eaten well today - porridge for breakfast, batch-prepped chicken & veggies for lunch, and steak & veggies for dinner.  Gonna be exactly the same tomorrow, although I do also have some apples in the office to snack on if necessary.

 

Back to the gym after work tomorrow for chest, shoulders, and triceps.  Should be interesting!

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Woohoo, back into a routine!!

 

ARM PUUUMMPPPP

 

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You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
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Woohoo, back into a routine!!

 

ARM PUUUMMPPPP

 

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Hell yeah! After all, you only SWOLO once!

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Did somebody say CAAAAAAMMMPP?

 

I love how you have the most straightforward goals, but we all know that doesn't make them simple.  Throw me in the Cutting For Camp pool too!

 

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Hey brother! Good to see ya :). Following!

 

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11 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Did somebody say CAAAAAAMMMPP?

 

I love how you have the most straightforward goals, but we all know that doesn't make them simple.  Throw me in the Cutting For Camp pool too!

 

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I reckon there's a few of us who saw that countdown on the recent emails and decided it was time to shift a bit more timber!

 

11 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

Hey brother! Good to see ya :). Following!

 

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Cheers dude, good to be back!

 

5 hours ago, Xena said:

I like the idea of 10,10,max. Makes a lot of sense to me.

 

I do too - nice and simple, and now I just have to decided when it's time to up the weight.  I'm thinking if I get to 12+ on my max set?  I'll experiement and see what happens.

 

SWOLE update - the arm pump is definitely gone, but this morning I can't quite straighten my arms without conscious effort.  I'm guessing I'm gonna have to get used to this kind of thing! :lol:

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On ‎7‎/‎17‎/‎2016 at 10:46 AM, Big_Show said:

which by my reckoning is about two full challenges away.

 

OH MY GOSH REALLY?! I didn't even notice I figured I had like three.  Ahhhhhh the exciteeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

 

-recovers-

 

OK.  So, following.  Also, yay swole!

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42 minutes ago, Raxie said:

 

OH MY GOSH REALLY?! I didn't even notice I figured I had like three.  Ahhhhhh the exciteeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

 

-recovers-

 

OK.  So, following.  Also, yay swole!

 

Actually I just realised it's less than that - eight weeks today I shall be back on a plane to Texas for my pre-Camp tour week!  Dallas for a few days, then Nashville for the weekend, then Atlanta, then CAAAAAAAAMP!

 

Best get cracking on this gym work then.

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Week 1, Day 2

Tuesday 19th July

 

I slept well last night!  Got to sleep when I actually wanted to, didn't wake up too often, and stayed asleep until my alarms went off!  Nice to feel vaguely human again.  Definitely made going to work easier (or as easy it gets).

 

Today's workout was the first of the Chest, Shoulders & Triceps split.  I erred on the side of caution for the weights as I had no real idea what I could lift.  Turns out I got it about right for most of them!

- w/u

- barbell bench press - 10,10,max: 88lbs for 10, 10, 14 - increase weight next time

- incline dumbbell flyes - 10,10,max: 2x20lbs for 10, 10, 15 - increase weight next time

- seated dumbbell press - 10,10,max: 2x20lbs for 10, 10, 10 - should hit 12+ on the max set next time, then increase

- side lateral reaise - 10,10,max: 2x10lbs for 10, 10, 16 - increase weight next time

- lying dumbbell tricep extension - 10,10,max: 10, 10, 25 - way too light, definitely increase weight next time...

- bench dips - 10,10,max: 7, 7, 6 - way too heavily, lose a couple of stone by next time :)

 

I did feel quite a strong tricep burn by the end of all this, and my arms definitely got bigger again - I like this programme!  I can tell it's going to work my chest too as the weights increase, so hopefully these man-titties of mine will turn into actual factual pectorals at some point.  Or at least just stop looking like I need a sports bra.  Either's good.

 

One thing I realised today when the familiar cravings hit - I only ate chocolate once while I was in America, and that was simply because we found a British brand in the supermarket that I insisted my friend try (Terry's chocolate orange, absolutely bloody lovely).  So it looks like it's definitely a situational trigger for me, understanding which makes it easier to understand and ignore when I'm at work.

 

I also put in my annual leave request for Camp now I'm back from the last one - turns out I fly out eight weeks today!  Another fifteen hour flight to Dallas, but at least time I get to stay off the plane for a few days instead of waiting around for another one.  Can't wait for this holiday, it's gonna be awesome!

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59 minutes ago, Big_Show said:

 

Actually I just realised it's less than that - eight weeks today I shall be back on a plane to Texas for my pre-Camp tour week!  Dallas for a few days, then Nashville for the weekend, then Atlanta, then CAAAAAAAAMP!

 

Best get cracking on this gym work then.

 

I kind of can't believe that, having just gotten back from vacation myself. You're doing quite the southern tour! Should be awesome :D

 

47 minutes ago, Big_Show said:

- barbell bench press - 10,10,max: 88lbs for 10, 10, 14 - increase weight next time

- incline dumbbell flyes - 10,10,max: 2x20lbs for 10, 10, 15 - increase weight next time

- seated dumbbell press - 10,10,max: 2x20lbs for 10, 10, 10 - should hit 12+ on the max set next time, then increase

- side lateral reaise - 10,10,max: 2x10lbs for 10, 10, 16 - increase weight next time

- lying dumbbell tricep extension - 10,10,max: 10, 10, 25 - way too light, definitely increase weight next time...

- bench dips - 10,10,max: 7, 7, 6 - way too heavily, lose a couple of stone by next time :)

 

Wow that's quite the switch up from what you'd been doing before (IIRC?).  Sounds like a fun change.  Yay for arms!

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1 hour ago, Big_Show said:

Actually I just realised it's less than that - eight weeks today I shall be back on a plane to Texas for my pre-Camp tour week!  Dallas for a few days, then Nashville for the weekend, then Atlanta, then CAAAAAAAAMP!

And you'll still be 4 1/2 hours away from me up in Dallas. I will see you at Camp, however.

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

And you'll still be 4 1/2 hours away from me up in Dallas.

 

 

 

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Please tell me you still plan on line-dancing in Nashville............................ XD

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"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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10 hours ago, Raxie said:

Wow that's quite the switch up from what you'd been doing before (IIRC?).  Sounds like a fun change.  Yay for arms!

 

Yep, definitely quite a change

 

7 hours ago, shaarawy said:

Please tell me you still plan on line-dancing in Nashville............................ XD

 

Oh hell yeah!

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Day 3 morning weigh-in (yes, I'm back to doing it daily - I work better this way) and the holiday weight is officially gone.  Back down to 108.2kg (238.5lbs) - I would normally say this was water weight, but in view of the last two weeks it's far more likely to be beer weight.  Now to crack on with getting rid of another 8kg of the keg from around my waist.

 

In other news, MY ELBOWS ARE RIDICULOUSLY DOMS-ED UP TO THE HILT!  Yes, two days after my back & biceps session and it not properly hurts to straighten my arms.  It is painfully obvious (pun intended) I have not really worked with weights much before...

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