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No, this is not a comment on myself, but this month's theme is......

 

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Mr Incredible

 

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Be strong!  Carry on lifting programme! 1RMs were tested on Monday and I'm at:

110kg deadlift

75kg squat

45kg bench

 

At 85kg bodyweight.  Not bad for one month of training, but it's not good enough!!  Next 1RM test I'd like to get that to 125/85/50.  This may be a bit ambitious, but go big or go home right?  At any rate, this is just follow the programme, pick stuff up, put stuff down.

 

 

Elastigirl

 

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I've been really good about stretching after lifting sessions and my flexibility is coming back in leaps and bounds.  I even put my foot on my head whilst standing the other day!  So carry this on as well

 

 

Mirage

 

Bad girl turned good computery woman....

 

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PhD shit.  Second draft of chapter 1.  First draft of introduction.  Finish new data analysis.  Uggghhhhh

 

 

Edna Mode

 

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Harsh but true...  Diet needs fixing. 

Count calories/macros.  Try not to be shit.  The usual

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Here to witness the awesome.

 

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Diet is the hardest part. Working out and lifting, thats the fun stuff!

 

 

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Nice theme! 

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On 31/05/2017 at 4:04 PM, raptron said:

Here to witness the awesome.

 

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On 31/05/2017 at 4:07 PM, cn3wton said:

Diet is the hardest part. Working out and lifting, thats the fun stuff!

 

 

 

5 hours ago, The Scarlet Pimpernel said:

Nice theme! 

 

5 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Love the theme:)

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Welcome, welcome!

 

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SO.  Thursday.

 

I was super good with eating till after dinner where I devoured half a packet of rich tea biscuits.  Omnomnom.

 

However.  I may have hit a snag.

 

I had a super good lunch of salad with some tuna.  174 calories, high in protein.  Plus a scone in the afternoon.  But that was it.  And then I went to the gym to lift and just felt super weak.  Like I managed everything but it felt like way more effort than it should.  So, was this because it's my first session with my new 1RMs (so slightly higher weight), orrrrr did I not have enough to eat during the day.  Questions, questions...

 

So today I'm going to have a proper meal at lunch, then lift again this evening and see what happens.  Hmmmmmm...

 

 

I was also very naughty and didn't stretch off last night.  I'm not too stiff and sore this morning which is good but this is not the way flexibility is made...

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Uh, I am definitely going to go with not eating enough! 174 + a scone -> probably under 600 calories unless it was a large scone and even then, still not a whole lot. Nutrition timing counts a bit more when you are trying to eat less as well! Make sure you eat something that packs a punch 1-2 hours before lifting. 

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2 hours ago, raptron said:

Uh, I am definitely going to go with not eating enough! 174 + a scone -> probably under 600 calories unless it was a large scone and even then, still not a whole lot. Nutrition timing counts a bit more when you are trying to eat less as well! Make sure you eat something that packs a punch 1-2 hours before lifting. 

 

Yeah I am definitely going to have to rejig things.  Maybe do the salad lunches on non-lifting days and have something more substantial on lifting days...

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Turns out the answer was indeed MORE FOOD.  Shocker.

 

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Had a good session.

5 x 65/75/85% deadlifts

3 x 5 paused squats

3 x 5 paused bench

4 x 12 assisted dips

4 x 12 lat pulldowns

 

Deadlifts felt goooooood tonight.  Did the first two sets without chalk so feeling extra snazzy about that!

Squats happened.  Number 5 of each set was getting tricky but that should get easier.

Bench was bench.  Fuck bench.

Dips are improving.  Did the first three sets with 140lbs of assistance, dropped it to 130 for the last set.  Had to pause a couple of times within it but considering when I started the programme I couldn't get through the 12 with 150lbs I'll take it!

Lat pulldowns are my faaaaaaaves.  Circus girls know how to do lats.  36kg.  Proper form (unlike the other people who were doing lat pulldowns around me.  Not that I'm a gym snob or anything...).

 

Did some light stretching afterwards.  My left leg is pissy atm so didn't do much with it but did some back stuff and right splits.  And came home for some duck for dinner.

 

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On 6/2/2017 at 5:25 PM, Finisterre said:

And came home for some duck for dinner.

 

Mmmmm, duck. We have that for Christmas (because goodness is it expensive over here), and it is so dang good. I'm going to second or third the "lack of food" opinion on the weak lifting day. Food is so critical for weights, don't shirk on those days!

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Yuuussss, that sounds much better! 

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I'm staying at my parents' this week to help my sister out while they're on holiday so have got a week's membership to the local branch of a chain of gyms and OMG I HATE IT.

 

Did my first session in there on Sunday and.  Well.  Wandered to the weights area.  Two Smith machines, two squat racks, ONE BENCH and ONE deadlift platform.  And the floor is a weird tile thing so there's always a slight uneven bit under your feet for squats.  And the plates are weird.  And don't come in anything smaller than 1.25kg.  Not that I'm fussy or anything...  But anyway.

 

Sunday:

Front squat was meant to be 3x5 at 65/75/85% but I think I went in too heavy and wasn't feeling it so kept it at ~47kg for all three sets

Deficit deadlifts started terribly.  The bar they had on the platform was horribly smooth, and I'd forgotten my chalk so the first set was a nightmare.  Swapped the bar out and switched to a mixed grip and it was all fine.

Close grip bench was fine as well.

DB rows I went up to 18kg.

Dips 4xAMRAP - these are getting soooooo much better.  Did 20 in the first set with 140lbs assistance then 3x15 at 130lbs.

Pullups 4xAMRAP - slowly improving.  15/10/10/10 at 110lbs (I think)

 

 

Monday:

Got up, turned the horses out, had some protein porridge then went in to the gym early in the hopes I'd have a quiet gym....nah apparently nobody around here has a job.........  

Squat - 70/80/90% x 3.  Felt pretty good.  I think my issues atm are that I hate the squat racks here.  They make me feel really claustrophobic which isn't helpful.

Paused bench.  Happened.  Nothing exciting.

Block deadlift.  Remembered my chalk but still had to mixed grip it.  Felt fine.

Barbell rows.  45kg.  All good.

DB shoulder press.  Only 8kg because that was all I could get in weights but got em done.

 

 

Today I'm resting.  It's miserable so no playing with ponies :( I am going to see the new Alien film this evening though so that should be good!  I've also emailed my mum to ask if I can borrow my parents' Discovery to drive 400 miles on Saturday so if you hear hysterical laughing that'll be her reacting to that...

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Haha, aw. Sorry the gym isn't the best but good on you for working with it and getting your shit done anyway !

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26 minutes ago, Finisterre said:

Got up, turned the horses out, had some protein porridge then went in to the gym early in the hopes I'd have a quiet gym....nah apparently nobody around here has a job.........

This made me laugh because I feel this way where I live.  I see mobs of people out for runs or bike rides in the morning and it's like -- don't any of you have jobs?

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Wednesday is hoop day, so that was a happy time.  Didn't do anything new but worked on some transitions and made old moves look pretty.

 

 

Then stayed for open training and made my poor hoop teacher try things what I found on the interwebs...

 

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Today I headed into the gym again.

Paused bench 4x5 @ 35kg

"Paused" squat 4x5 @ 57.5kg

Deadlift 3 @ 73/83/95kg

Lat pulldowns 1x12 @ 59kg (because I confused myself), 3x12 at 39kg

Dips 4x12 @ 130lbs

 

Drove to Edinburgh, voted, went to get my prescription.  Discovered there's a manufacturing problem with the meds that make me a functional human so I might not be able to get them.  Indefinitely.  Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

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19 hours ago, Finisterre said:

Drove to Edinburgh, voted, went to get my prescription.  Discovered there's a manufacturing problem with the meds that make me a functional human so I might not be able to get them.  Indefinitely.  Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

 

D: Hope that gets cleared up soon - no matter how much they say another drug is exactly the same, it never is, and adapting to new meds stinks. 

 

Freaking impressed by the hoop work. That's got to take some crazy leg strength. Nice work!

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2 hours ago, Manarelle said:

 

D: Hope that gets cleared up soon - no matter how much they say another drug is exactly the same, it never is, and adapting to new meds stinks. 

 

Freaking impressed by the hoop work. That's got to take some crazy leg strength. Nice work!

 

I've managed to get this batch (my boyfriend's best friend and her boyfriend both work in a pharmacy and checked it for me <3) so I'm ok for another month...

 

Thank you!  I'm known as thighs of steel around hoop.  The walk on water is a fairly basic move with flexed feet but pointing does rather increase the difficulty...

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Gym again today.

Front squat 3 @ 40/50/55kg.  Felt much better than last time.

Deficit deadlift 4x5 @ 82.5kg.  First set normal grip, then mixed grip.  Attempted a hook grip but I think my hands are too small...

Close grip bench 4x6 @ 35kg.  Honestly bench is feeling so much better these days

DB rows 4x8 @ 18kg

Dips 4xAMRAP.  20 @ 130lbs, 3x10 @ 120lbs

Pull ups 4xAMRAP.  4x10@100lbs.

 

All in all not too shabby

 

 

First set at 40kg

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