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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:55 PM   #31
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The 500 standard crunches were my wake up exercise today, and I finished the other 500 a few minutes ago. Those were much more brutal, especially on top of the jacknifes this afternoon.

Before I forget, does anyone else have a special workout playlist? I'll be dusting off my Mary Poppins soundtrack when the doctor gives me the okay to start running again, but for everything else, I like to loop Rainism. Makes me think of the crazy conditioning Rain had to do for Ninja Assassin, which pumps me up. Also makes me picture Rain in my head, prompting fangirl squealing. ^_^
ouch that sounds brutal. I can barly do 20 crunches before floping to the side panting.
Curious though, what are the vertical crunches that you do?

As for music, I usually have the Human After All CD from Daft Punk. Happy Up Here by Royksopp is also a good motivator. Eye of the Tiger is my ultimate trump card to lazyness. :'D

ETA: thanks everyone for the advice on calcium!

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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #32
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ouch that sounds brutal. I can barly do 20 crunches before floping to the side panting.
Curious though, what are the vertical crunches that you do?

As for music, I usually have the Human After All CD from Daft Punk. Happy Up Here by Royksopp is also a good motivator. Eye of the Tiger is my ultimate trump card to lazyness. :'D
Those are crunches with my legs completely vertical. They suck, but I manage.

Daft Punk? Awesome. Eye of the Tiger? Super special awesome!
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Unread 12-04-2010, 10:41 PM   #33
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No workout today. unless you count marching around in heels ^_^
Frosted mini wheats and a donut for breakfast 1 cup coffee 2 cups water
half a BBQ pork sandwich and a small fry 1 cup dr pepper, 1 cup water
apple sauce 1 cup water
beef stew 1 cup water
2 pieces of chocolate

I listen to daft punk, ramstein, Black eyed peas, and Missy elliot on my playlist

@ Slapthefatcat It's all about working at your own pace, and finding out the kind of workouts that you like.
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Unread 12-05-2010, 02:03 AM   #34
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Exercise
Crunches (500: standard) (500: legs vertical)
Weight training Arms (180 reps, different positions)

Food
Breakfast: Egg and turkey pepperoni English muffin, strawberry-mango smoothie
Lunch: Sloppy Joe and spinach
Snack: Applesauce
Dinner: 1/2 turkey sandwich on marble, tomato soup
Snack: Teddy grahams, popcorn, breadstick, coffee

Stayed up late watching Die Hard 2. So tired...
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Unread 12-05-2010, 10:12 AM   #35
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Exercise:
2 sets of 15 reps for push ups using my desk at work,
2 sets of 20 reps for lunges,
2 sets of 30 reps for sit ups,
2 sets of 10 reps for squats,
Every 2 hours I'll try to do at least 2 normal push ups without cheating. I have horrible upper body strength. ;_;
15 min walk alternating with jogging

This is all done during my graveyard shift at work that can be any where from 8 to 10 hours long. @_@ I literally need to do this to keep awake. Funny and sad because I'm an insomniac. The good news is ever since I started this past August I've not only fallen sleep faster, I can stay asleep for at least 5 hours straight. I'd continue doing this just for that one side affect if nothing else.

Food:
Breakfast: 3 pieces of broiled pork with steamed rice, 2 bananas, several cups of water,

Lunch: A fist sized portion of fish & tomato in vegetable broth with steamed rice, half a grapefruit, half of a kid-size Sprite (it was a new flavor XD),

Dinner: 2 pieces of broiled pork with rice, half a grapefruit, 1 glass of milk, 1 5 hour energy drink,
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Unread 12-05-2010, 09:04 PM   #36
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Breakfast: Half a pineapple smoothie, goldfish grahams
Lunch: Small McDonald's fry, one piece of French toast
Snack: Turkey Pepperoni with cheddar cheese
Dinner: Sloppy Joe, string beans

Spent most of the day studying, and now I'm about ready to collapse. No exercise today, unless I manage a few crunches before bed (very doubtful).

Ugh, I can still taste that pineapple smoothie. There's a fruit I just can't stand mixed with anything. I thing I'll stick with strawberries, bananas, and mangos from now on.
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Unread 12-05-2010, 10:36 PM   #37
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Exercise
Crunches (500, legs raised)
Modified push ups (50)

I just couldn't help myself.

I can barely do ten push ups, I don't know what possessed me to keep going. Feels like my arms are going to fall off.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 07:18 AM   #38
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Exercise:
2 sets of 20 reps for lunges,
2 sets of 10 reps for squats,
Every 2 hours I'll try to do at least 2 normal push ups without cheating.
15 min walk alternating with jogging

Food:
Breakfast: White rice & pork salt broth, 1 banana, several cups of water,

Lunch: Same as breakfast

Dinner: Pork curry and steamed rice, 1 banana, several cups of water, 1 5 hour energy drink.

Didn't exercise as much today. Legs and breasts hurt too much. >_<
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Unread 12-06-2010, 07:41 AM   #39
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Exercise Plan for Today:
Chest & Shoulders:
Incline Chest Press 1(45's) & 4 sets (75/75/70/70)
Flat Bench Press 3-4 sets (70/65/65)Decline Pushups 3 sets
Decline Pushups 3 sets (10 each)
Cable Crossovers 2 drop sets (7,6,5,4,3/5,4,3)
Military DB Press 2 sets (45s)
Lateral Raises 2 sets (20/15)
Static Holds 1 set (10s)


Apsara: Just an FYI but Reps stands for repetitions, which is the number of times you do a certain movement, whereas sets would be the number of times you do that amount of reps. (Typically with a break assumed between sets). So you did 2 sets of 20 reps for lunges.

And for your pushups, a nice trick you can do is if you can only do 2 normal pushups, do those two, then put your knees down and try to do a few more. It'll allow you to work a little harder and continue to grow the number you can do. So lets say you do 2 clean ones and 8 "cheated" ones this week, but in a few weeks you are doing 5 & 5, and so on.

edit: figured I'd toss in numbers

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Unread 12-06-2010, 08:02 AM   #40
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Apsara: Just an FYI but Reps stands for repetitions, which is the number of times you do a certain movement, whereas sets would be the number of times you do that amount of reps. (Typically with a break assumed between sets). So you did 2 sets of 20 reps for lunges.
Haha, thank you. I was so sure I wrote that right too.

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And for your pushups, a nice trick you can do is if you can only do 2 normal pushups, do those two, then put your knees down and try to do a few more. It'll allow you to work a little harder and continue to grow the number you can do. So lets say you do 2 clean ones and 8 "cheated" ones this week, but in a few weeks you are doing 5 & 5, and so on.
Oh, cool. Thank you. I never thought to put my knees down. I always try to use a desk and do push ups that way if I can't do any more normal ones.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #41
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This is for yesterday.

Food:
cereal and skim milk, 2 pieces of pumkin bread, three cups of coffee, 3 cups of water
two pieces of pizza 1 cup of water
a cookie, some m&ms, a piece of cheese, a bunch of grapes a cup of tea (holiday party)
2/3 of a grilled chicken breast with swiss, 1/4 cup wild rice, salad with italian, 1 cup milk
apple sauce with yogurt, 2 cups water

Exercise: 50 ft of lunges, 15 squats, 2X 15 push ups (two were modified), 20 sit ups, 40 oblique crunches, 2x12 tricep dips, 2x 15 butterflies (5lbs)
30 minutes on a stationary bike at >90rpm

@Rjr3412 this is semantics, but I think the term "modified push up" is more heartening to people who can't do unmodified one's yet. ^_^ But at least the term "girl's pushup" is falling out of favor.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 03:32 PM   #42
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Ooh, this definitely sounds like something I can keep open and keep going back to to motivate me.

Today:
Ballet, tap, pointe. Three hours (altogether)
Might do some sit-ups later, I just need to remember.
Dinner? You don't want to know. xD

Does anyone ever find that they don't have the time to do much in terms of exercise?

Edit: Accomplishments for today! Eating. .-.
20 sit-ups before dance
Held plank for a little over a minute (I'm weak. >.>)
Love & Joy once over just 'cause
Hour and a half of ballet
...Like, 15 minutes of tap because we talk too much
And then half an hour of a stretch class in which we worked our abs a lot.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #43
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Took the dog for a walk today.

Food: Granola, yogurt, blueberries two cups coffee 2 cups water
hummus, bread, olive oil, a clementine, 1 cup water
small mocha with soy
salad, beef stew 2 cups water
two pieces of chocolate
cereal bowl of popcorn 2 cups water

Shoot. sakuraxtsubasa you made me loose the game!
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Unread 12-06-2010, 10:19 PM   #44
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Exercise
Crunches: 1000 (legs vertical)
Modified Push ups: 50
Walking: 30 minutes at 3mph
Physical Therapy: 30 minutes

Food
Breakfast: Scrambled egg, marble toast, 1/2 strawberry-mango smoothie
Lunch: Grilled cheese with turkey, tomato soup
Snack: 1/2 strawberry-mango smoothie
Dinner: Sloppy joe, green beans
Snack: Chex mix

These stupid push ups are killing my arms, and they're modified. I really have to build up my upper body strength, I can barely do one regular push up.

The doctor hasn't given me the okay to start running again, so I'll have to stick with walking on the treadmill for now. I wish my ankle would heal faster.

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Today:
Ballet, tap, pointe. Three hours (altogether)
Aww, that makes me miss dance. I have no clue where my tap shoes are, but they're broken anyway (lucky me- they held until right after my last recital).
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Unread 12-07-2010, 09:01 AM   #45
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Finally got back in the gym after a week and a half off since I was sick all last week.
(weight is in lbs)
Barbell Bench: 135x10,155x8,165(body weight)x5,165x5,145x8
Dumbell Preacher Curls: super-set(30x10,35x7,20x10),30x10
EZ-Curl Preacher Curls: 70x5 x2
Incline Bench lying Leg Raise w/ Hip Thrusts: 3 sets of 10 reps
Incline Dumbell Bench Press: 50x10,55x8,60x5

It felt good to get back in the gym again, plus I have a co-worker there to spot which was a big help. After the gym my fiance had a nice chicken parm dinner waiting for me :-).
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