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Old 12-02-2019, 10:04 PM
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Evening all! Mango strawberry rhubarb pie sounds awesome! Midwest good on you for wall sits but I am not good at them and dread them! Purps hope you like the new DVDs! Plop you are definitely a dedicated runner! Ringo mission comes first and good on you for doing it and than kicking behind in the gym!! Took Sunday off, let my back rest up. Hit a chest workout last night and crushed that and today was deadlift redemption day apparently, iron felt light and tonight went in the win category! Got 505 for a double and the end and very happy with how it went! Form felt spot on and power was there. Learning either I do deadlifts twice a week and no squats or deads once and squats also.. not all three. I'm gonna go down to deads once and leave squats in my rotation as I think they help my floor speed. Thinking shoulders tommorow night and arms. Than some cardio. Y'all have a great night!!!
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:55 PM
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Butcher- it sounds like a rest day on Sunday was what you needed! That is great you listened to your body and figured out a work out schedule.

Mango- I had strawberry rhubarb pie last week!! good stuff.

Tuesday AM- swim class
Tuesday PM- walked, arms, and some abs & legs ( I don't know the name of the exercises. I just do what feels good and try not to miss anything over the week)
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:36 PM
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Hola hola. Chest day after a long weekend off. So I just gave up struggling with where I was a month or so ago and took some weight off. Success!? Who knows. I lifted what I had intended on doing anyway. I’m just ending up doing about 25lbs less on the last rep. I followed up the regular barbell presses with some neutral grip bench presses. They’re kinda fun, just awkward getting the thing out the rack on my own. Unless something unforeseen pops up I’ll be doing the old back routines tomorrow. Take care all!
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:04 PM
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Evening all! Ok, all this talk of strawberry rhubarb pie is gonna have me on a mission tommorow! Upstairs nothikg wrong with going lighter sometimes. Helps my joints when I do. Shoulders tonight and had another good lift! Got all my sets than did OHPSs. Haven't done those in a long time. Somehow went up 10lbs in those ..no idea how but not gonna complain! Skipped arms tonight, gonna do them tomorrow with squats. Also did battle ropes and bag work for cardio. That's a wrap. Y'all stay after it!!!!
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:43 AM
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Upstairs & Butcher- great job on your lifts! That has to feel good.

Butcher- I don't know if you have a GFS- Gordon Food Supply....but they have the pies frozen and you just have to bake it!

I am meeting up with my friend today at the gym! She is awesome and it will definitely be a lot of fun!
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:26 AM
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Monday was a killer day--first day of training my replacement and it had to be a cold, rainy day. This meant lots of HVAC and roof leaks reported. Our buildings are old.

Managed a short (45 min) spin on Mon and 50 min yesterday. Going to spin again today. Cleaned up my food too and of course the result is I feel great! When will I ever learn.... (smile)
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:35 PM
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Hola. So back routines today. Felt pretty good working out this evening. I was kinda dreading it because I didn’t feel like doing deadlifts or pull-ups. So I skipped them. Problem solved! Plenty of other exercises to do. I’ll probably do them next time. I get tired of doing the same routines every time anyway. Tomorrow’s routine is Delts. Hopefully tomorrow will make three good workouts in a row! Take care all!
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Evening all! Midwest we don't have that store but have a place that sells pies for reheat... Try to stay clear and look for single serving places so I don't bring a whole one home! I generally don't eat sweets like candy or chocolate bars but pie, cake or cookies is a huge weakness! Tonight was squats and bench with arms thrown in. Went great!! Cleared my bench set. Time to go up. I know my ceiling is waiting but for now it's going great! Not sure what I got going tommorow for workout. Might rest. Gonna do back on Friday so we will see. Y'all have a great night!
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:18 PM
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Hola all. Delts day! Went well! Really exhausted myself. Not as much pain doing overhead presses as the last couple times. Hopefully I’ll return those to the painless category again. Tomorrow’s routine is biceps and Triceps. Maybe some forearm stuff.

Hard to believe I’ve only been using the new weight equipment since last spring. Seems much longer. I really like the Titan racks. One thing I wish I had done though is not putting another coat or two of decent paint on the rack before assembling it. Titan puts a kinda cheap one coat of paint with no base coat. It doesn’t hold up well. Course if it looked brand new people would think I never used it. Thought I’d share!
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Butcher- I am the same way with baked goods. I can't keep any in the house! I did bake some oat bran muffins yesterday they are healthy. Great job on the workout. It sounds like you have had a great week.

Upstairs- it sounds like your racks have a lot of character. I would keep them like that!!

Ringo- I am glad you are feeling better. Great job on the spin classes! How many days do you have left? Can't be many now!

Wednesday- I worked out with a friend. 30 minute elliptical, battle ropes & wall sits, and walked a mile to cool down.

Thursday- squats & leg exercises, chest exercises, ab exercises, stair master, box step ups, and shot hoops and I helped load a van full of equipment.

Friday- step up class with friend & if I do anything else I'll post it later. Not sure yet.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:30 PM
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TGIF! Worked out the old arms today. Really went well. Slowly catching back up again. I’m actually sore from yesterday’s shoulders workout. Tomorrow’s routine is Legs and Forearms. Ugh. I might haul some boxes up from my basement up to my attic. Been putting that off a while. It’ll probably burn more calories than my leg routine, lol.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:58 AM
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This morning I started my first "Cize" workout with Shaun T ~ level one video called "Crazy 8s" instructional dancing + then an 8 minute ab workout....turns out that was more challenging than the dance moves! 40 minutes total....then Chakra meditation.
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Hola all! Leg workout done! I’ll do forearms stuff tomorrow. So had a great leg workout. Way behind what I used to do, on squats in particular, but my legs are smoked. Only sour note was on my very last set of leg extensions where I’m doing those 21s. 7 reps 1/3 way up, 7 reps on the top third up, then 7 all the way up. Anyway, I was pushing myself to get the last few and got the worst stomach cramp. That was just amazingly uncomfortable. It just wouldn’t stop, lol. I really thought i was going to pass out or something. After a while it finally eased up, then it’d slowly cramp right up again. So that’s why I’m doing forearms tomorrow along with Chest.

Oh, one more thing. Winter is coming! Two more weeks! A new Road! I think on this next one I might need to get serious about doing some abdominal exercises, lol
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:47 PM
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Afternoon all! Upstairs chipped and battle worn equipment just shows it's not your first rodeo! Mines the same. Good job on the leg workout! Purps great job staying after it! Don't know much about meditation but always thought it's sounded interesting! Took last two days off. Chest and arms tonight. Was gonna do back Friday but my back was sore from squats. Let it rest. Tonight though got my sets but definitely am gonna stay at the weight I'm at and focus on cleaner reps last few sets. Did arms after that. Those went ok. Not sure what I'm going to do tommorow. Hope all of you are having a great weekend!
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Hi all! Upstairs – stomach cramps are the worst. They feel like you'd probably have more fun throwing up. Haven't had any since last summer but then again I haven't been pushing.

This week six runs (72km/45mi). One fast 11k run, it was raining and it was cold and I wanted to get home faster, so the following day I just did a short recovery run. Twenty minutes of yoga, some weights, some squats, some pushups. Good week everyone!
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Hi all! My goals are to lose 20 pounds and get in shape by walking, gym classes, yoga. My weight is on track this morning, I'm down a little. I find I have to have a balance in checking my weight because it can vary a pound or two very easily for no real reason so I don't want to micromanage that end of things too closely. And I'm doing this for my health, it's really not about the numbers. Feeling good today!
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Hey Spryte ~ just saw you on the Soberbus! Welcome

Today I did Workout #2 of "Cize" with Shaun T....plus I attempted the abs workout again ~ that's a tough one, even though it's only an 8 minute video! 50 minutes total.
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Welcome Spryte!!

Saturday- off day
Sunday- 15 minute elliptical and 15 treadmill and 10 minutes strength training.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:14 PM
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Hola everyone! Welcome Spryte! Almost took a rest day, but went ahead and did my Chest workout anyway. Went surprisingly well! Every set I could tell I had a few more in me. On my final one rep set I managed two. So I went ahead and added 15lbs and got 305 up. Big, big strength gain within a week. One change I made since yesterday was I drank a bunch of water. Seems I’ve been ignoring the signs of dehydration for a while now, I dunno why I’d be dehydrated, but it’s an easy fix. Tomorrow’s routine is Back stuff. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Purps - 8 minutes can seem like hours while you exercise! lol
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