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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby thestoatyone » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:14 pm

Lin wrote:I saw something funny in the gym; A bodybuilder was there, lifting huge weights, loudly and painfully.
After a while, a funky house tune came on the radio and suddenly he started dancing, doing a
little choreography! It involved skips, knee-bending and some rather fancy foot-work.
Too cute!


Just saw this and it and me chuckle!

My kickboxing instructor used to do that: big, burly bloke, armed response police officer and general hard-case. Would get us doing some pad work and then be grinding his hips to Britney Spears...

No-one took the piss mind!

Solid lifting here, 100kg dead is a nice bech mark to have rolling around the bottom of the bag somewhere...
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Linnéa76 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:41 pm

thestoatyone wrote:
My kickboxing instructor used to do that: big, burly bloke, armed response police officer and general hard-case. Would get us doing some pad work and then be grinding his hips to Britney Spears...


Aww, you've got to love that! It's so liberating when people don't take themselves too seriously.

thestoatyone wrote: Solid lifting here, 100kg dead is a nice bech mark to have rolling around the bottom of the bag somewhere...


Thank you! :D Actually, 100 doesn't feel that far away but my form was a bit dodgy with 90, so should probably wait a bit before trying higher weight. Even if can be tempting to prioritize short term ego-boosting over long term back-health... :)

Today's session:

Deadlift: 65 kg, 4 x 6.

Nautilus hip abduction: 73 kg x 12.

Bench press, BB: 13,5 kg, 8, 6, 4. Supersetted with:

Shoulder press, BB: 10 kg, 8, 5, 4.

Flyes: 5 kg, 1 x 12. Shoulder flyes: 5 kg, 1 x 10.

Neck raise: 20.

Seated calf raise: 40 kg, 3 x 8.
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Linnéa76 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:37 pm

Bench press: 40 kg, 5, 5, 4. 35 kg, 1 x 5.

Squat: 55 kg, 1 x 5. 60 kg, 4 x 5.

BB row: 35 kg, 4 x 6.

Pulldown: 50 kg, 2 x 6, 2 x 5.

Tricep pressdown: 32 kg, 4 x 6.

Seated calf raise: 40 kg, 3 x 8.

Back extension: 10 kg, 3 x 8.
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Linnéa76 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:13 pm

Bench press: 35 kg, 1 x 5. 40 kg, 3 x 5. 35 kg, 1 x 6. Some reps very easy, some hard, a bit random. My technique is still far from perfect.

Deadlift: 60 kg x 5. 70 x 5. 75 x 4. 70 x 6. 60 x 6. I didn't have a rack and it was a pain in the butt to get the stupid ******* plastic 5 and 2,5 kg plates on and off the bar. A bonus arm-work out..

DB shoulder press: 10 kg x 8, 8, 6, 5, 4.

Bicep curl + calf raise on one leg: 9 kg, 3 x 8.

Neck raise: 20. Super slow crunches x 3.
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Linnéa76 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:00 am

Squat: 5 x bar, 5 x 5 x 60 kg, 5 x bar. Happy with these, good form.

Pulldown: 50 kg, 4 x 6.

Tricep rope overhead extension: 32 kg, 4 x 6.

Standing calf raise in smith machine: 50 kg, 3 x 8.

And that was all. Quite hot in the gym today, the above took me an hour and a lot of water.

I had a look at my notes from 3 months ago and there's been some progress, 5 kg added to weight for reps in BP, SQ and DL. It's not likely
that I'll keep adding 5 kg to the BP every 3 months, though... I think the main difference is in technique, since I'm now doing
it with an arched back as recommended by the Bench Elders. As for the other lifts, there's definitely a strength improvement. :)
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby thestoatyone » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:34 am

Progress is progress hun! Good stuff!
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Blond.Bee » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:06 am

Linnéa76 wrote:I had a look at my notes from 3 months ago and there's been some progress, 5 kg added to weight for reps in BP, SQ and DL. It's not likely that I'll keep adding 5 kg to the BP every 3 months, though... I think the main difference is in technique, since I'm now doing
it with an arched back as recommended by the Bench Elders. As for the other lifts, there's definitely a strength improvement. :)


Looking good! :) Now you're feeling better about technique you never know, it could push them up even more! Keep at it!
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Linnéa76 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:47 pm

Thank you guys! :)

I'm so pleased, brought my friend who's also a vegan to the gym today for a trial session. She signed up, so now
we can train together and I'll have a spotter meaning I can try heavier lifts more often! As a reward for recruiting her my
membership was upgraded to include all the clubs in the city. Yay!

Today's session:

Deadlift: 65 kg, 4 x 6.

Bench press: 25 kg x 5, 35 kg x 5, 40 kg 3 x 5, 35 kg x 5.

Shoulder press, DB: 10 kg, 3 x 6, 1 x 5.

Seated cable row, one arm: 32 kg, 4 x 6.

Calf raise in leg press machine: 104 kg, 3 x 8.

Neck raise x 20.

Lunch at veggie buffet restaurant. :D
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby baldy » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:55 pm

Linnéa76 wrote:
I'm so pleased, brought my friend who's also a vegan to the gym today for a trial session. She signed up, so now
we can train together and I'll have a spotter meaning I can try heavier lifts more often!

And you can encourage shout at each other! Strong Vegans!
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby XkillerX » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:51 pm

VEGANS GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :P
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Linnéa76 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:22 pm

Yes, there will be shouting! And going home, afterwards. :) :?

Training went really well today! I have eaten and slept A LOT the last few days, makes a big difference sometimes.
Finally got that long due 75 kg squat! :mrgreen:

DB bench press, variant with arms alongside body: 13,5 kg, 4 x 6.

Squat: 5 x bar, 1 x 60, 1 x 65, 2 x 70, 1 x 75 (PB!), 2 x 70, 2 x 65, 3 x 60.

Pulldown: 50 kg, 4 x 6.

Tricep overhead rope extension: 32 kg, 4 x 8.

Bicep curl + calf raise on one leg: 9 kg, 3 x 8.

Back extension: 10 kg, 3 x 8.

Neck raise x 20.

Leg raise x 10.
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby JP » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:09 am

great squat Linnea!
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby Linnéa76 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:01 pm

Thanks JP! I've picked up a few technique tips from you, so you can take some credit. :)

So tired today, was up all night and danced a lot. Managed to do 45 min of yoga which felt good.
I was planning for another all-nighter again tonight, we'll see how that goes..
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby XkillerX » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:11 pm

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Dont forget zi ghermunz have an unofficial secret password called "100 kgs squat" to enter VFW2010.

But your current performance iinsures me it'll be a piece of cake by late august! :wink:
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Re: Pigs can fly

Postby thestoatyone » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:24 am

BOOM! And it's there!

Nice work!
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