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Old 08-25-2010, 07:33 AM   #136  
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I did nothing yesterday also. Fibro flare has gotten really bad- I know I should push through it and keep moving, but yesterday I just couldn't.

Got up early and did cardio this morning and plan on a regular day. The Xfit WOD doesn't look too dreadful so I'll do what I can.

Pain, fatigue and food are a bad combination! Nuf said.

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Old 08-25-2010, 08:44 AM   #137  
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Nelie and Rhonda, it wasn't 205x9, it was 205x1, dizzy, put hands on knees till that goes away, walk around, have a talk with my spine about staying INSIDE my body, get set, 205x1, hands on knees....

Lydia, I think I know what you mean about muscle recruitment/activation being another layer in your training..? I call it "greasing the groove" and by that, I just mean regular practice going through the movement. Especially on something like olympic lifts, which are like walking and chewing gum and juggling at the same time, regular practice can make the difference between improving, or repeatedly "relearning" the movement pattern, at least for me.

Yesterday was a good one, we did 1RM snatches. Hardly anybody showed up..guess a lot of folks were either wiped out or just horrified after Monday's wod, and didn't realize it would be a focus/recovery wod, so they stayed home. The few of us that did show had a good time chatting, though, and we got in a few PRs, but mostly lots of practice and technique work. I realized I need to be putting snatch balance into my warm-ups, since when it gets heavy, I start resorting to either power snatching or muscle snatching...a little intimidated by catching heavy weights in the bottom of the squat, apparently, so the snatch balance is supposed to help cure that.

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Old 08-25-2010, 09:27 PM   #138  
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Cheryl - you crack me up Some days, I definitely wonder what the **** I'm doing.

Today was an awesome workout, it was a technique day. No timer.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 with medium weight:

Deadlift
Hang Power Clean
Front Squat
Push Jerk

I used 53 lbs. Funny thing is I was doing 53 lbs without even thinking about it but a few weeks ago, my wrists/arms were having major trouble with the front rack position that 33 lbs was all I could do. Hang cleans and front squats are my nemesis but I could tell I've improved a lot.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:54 PM   #139  
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Swings, clean & press, windmills, high pull, burned out on the snatches!

Good day...
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:57 PM   #140  
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I did nothing today, but yesterday did a db workout with trainer. I told him that some of you were concerned about Arnolds and he said we just wouldn't do them and that he would check it out. I also did aquafit and the elliptical and recumbent bike.

I have been using "fitday" and find it helpful. But, when I plugged in the activities, it calculated around 120 calories for a 30 minute strenuous weight session. Really, that's all

I hope you've all had a good day.

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Old 08-27-2010, 07:22 AM   #141  
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Rhonda- ignore the calculators! Maybe that's all the calories that you burn doing the exercise, but the "afterburn" can last up to 24 hours. Besides, it's fun, you look better whatever your scale weight, you are strong, it builds better bones and confidence...I could go on for hours.

Sorry I've been so scarce- it's been a long, busy week. DS goes back to college this week-end, and my job has been extra stressful and extra long hours for some reason. Monday and Wednesday I did such ridiculous workouts that's I'm excruciatingly sore for the first time in ages. On Monday we did heavy deadlifts AFTER the wod- that sure felt good!
Wednesday I did 17 rounds of Cindy: 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 body weight squats; I'm really feeling those 170 push ups!!!!

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Good advice, Mel. First, we kill all the calculators (apologies to Shakespeare).

170 push ups you say
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:17 AM   #143  
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Hey guys

I'd thought I'd pop my head in as I always see this thread but never knew what it was for. Is this just for general talk about our training?

If so I want to be involved!
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:08 PM   #144  
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August 27 2010

Warmup:
3 rounds of: 10 squats, 5 push ups, 10 sit ups

Workout:
3 x 15 2 hand swings 8kg
3 x 10 lunges (no weight)
3 x 5 deadlift (heavy) 32kg
1 x 10 single clean + press 8kg <- fatigue!
3 x 3 windmill (no weight)
2 x 10 single snatch 8kg

Kettlebells are just so easy for me to do during baby's naptime. Had some energy today after sleeping ... get this ... 9pm-5am! Holy! He slept 8pm-5am, quick feed, back to bed till 7:30am. My mom was visiting last night, I wonder if she slipped him some drugs when DH + I went for dinner.

Speaking of dinner - rasberry martini, cheese dip, cheddar bacon burger, fries, blizzard <---- ouch. CanNOT do that again. I'm pretty sure I ruined my deficit for the entire week.
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:41 PM   #145  
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Stephanie - jump right in. It's about workouts and life in general!

So I had 3 days in which I felt pretty well. Biked for about 1.5 hours on Tuesday and DH and I hiked about 2 hours yesterday. Last night I went back up to the desired dose of the meds, and my stomach is iffy again today, but not as bad as it was before I went back down. I may be adapting finally. I'm committed to this until the end of Sept (3 months more or less) to see if it brings my A1C levels down to a normal range. I have lost 5 lbs, so that part is working. Of course, if the sight/smell/thought of some foods makes you nauseous, you don't eat much!

We had about a week of nice weather, now it's raining again....
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Today's workout with trainer was like the last full body weight one, but with more reps. I have just begun to do split squats and today I did 3 sets of 15 reps. I could hardly finish. The good thing about not being able to do something is finally getting it, even though it takes time.

7 months ago I could do only about 4 modified push ups; now, 45.

My eating was great all day and then I went to a reception. I should be locked up
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Hey ladies! Steph, welcome! I meant to tell you to check this thread out, but I'm easily distracted.

Pat, hope it goes better with the meds this round. If you've got the rains, that means we'll have them soon. I'm attempting to make sure the big summer "to do" list of repairs/prep is done before it's too late. This summer has just been so busy, I'm behind on everything at home, it seems.

Mel, excellent Cindy score!

Yesterday, I was home, so had to do the Hillbilly Home Gym version of the wod. It had 1 arm KB swings in it plus abmat sit-ups, and I couldn't figure anything to swing, since I gave my dumbbells to my nephew. I ended up subbing 1 arm barbell power snatches...yeesh! That was a good one!

Roofing today, so probably a rest day, then gym cleaning tomorrow, so will likely catch a wod while I'm there. Will either make up the one i'm missing today, or just do some heavy lifting and maybe a long easy run...I'll see how I feel in the morning.
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:16 PM   #148  
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Hello everyone! Sorry I've been so scarce lately, things have been crazy around here. I've done a good job with keeping my exercise on track, food has been hit or miss... Mostly hit, but the misses have been spectacular.

I'll be back more in September I swear!

Cheryl - saw the 205... Way cool.

to everyone!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:01 AM   #149  
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Today's posted WOD is 100 burpee pull ups I'm at home.

Yesterday I did the strongman WOD which nearly killed me: 50 yd tire push, 185 pd dead lift and walk 50 yds, KB long chain snatches, one handed OH barbell squats, more tire push, then hand from towels draped over the pull ups bars for as long as possible. For every second hanging, you could subtract 2 seconds from your wod time. I really wanted a negative score, but at 59 seconds, my still gripped hands slid down the towels. I had to pry my fingers open. And the WOD took me a ridiculously long time because at first I couldn't budge the #4%&!! tire, then could pick up the dead lift even tho my max has been 250.

Did deck painting the rest of the day, then had a mediocre dinner at an expensive restaurant, what a waste of calories! Today is more deck painting

Have a good one.
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Hi all,

Rain here for the last days, and more predicted. it seems we will have a dry spell on wednesday. I agree with all the ladies that summer seems to be over before it even started. How can it look like autumn already/ We are entitled to an entire whole month of summer!

I'm still figuring out the hormone/menopause/feel lousy/hot flashes/ sleep badly thing. back into yoga though.

Cheryl, Mel - I'm with you on the chores watch. Been busy in my garden in the past weekends, & did another round of yardwork yesterday.

Have a great day all,
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