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    Santa,

    Alright it is now boxing day! The cricket is on and I don't have my dumbbells!

    What, you're fat ass didn't fit down our chimney?! Two words for you pal; Diet and Exer-fucking-cise!

    Or did you just decide that I wasn't worthy? Have I been too naughty, hell I've kinda forgiven Jorn, CJU and my supervisors for being dicks. Well better start praying! While I was in the southern states of the USA I was schooled in small arms, and I'm already a bloody good shot with a rifle, so you'd better believe that hunting season has just opened, and it isn't just reindeer in the crosshairs!

    How am I supposed to train over Christmas? I had a whole workout with dumbbells planned. Now I have to resort to box jumps (40", yay!), and flipping wool bales. Also pushing the farm truck with a fire fighting unit on the back full of water was not what I had in mind for a Christmas break workout at home on the farm!

    You had better not laugh, better beleive you're going to cry, you wonder why? Because Tim is hunting your fat ass down!

    Watch your back,
    Tim.


     



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    I'm back in training after the Xmas break. I've decided that if I am going to become a one man hunting machine that can take down Santa, I will need to hit some heavy weights, and develop some more power.

    With that my new program will have more hamstring emphasis, more overhead work (gotta be able to polax ~350lbs), and incorporate power days and olympic lifts. The power days will be jumping, clap pushups and pushup walks, and explosive chins.

    So today was my initiation day into the new program starting Monday. I've got to practice these olympic lifts a bit, get used to them and find some working weights. Cleans worked easily, though dropping the bar is not good, need to be able to rack the bar (I'm lifting on the 'lawn' so that I don't hit the roof, nor smash the bricks). The jerk part, well putting weight overhead is harder than getting it to the shoulder, I'm clearly missing something here. Snatches, well I'm much better at the dumbbell version, which means I'm not even good enough to suck.

    I finished with some beachbody moves. Its summer after all, gotta have some bi's........


     


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    The new routine that starts today.....
    superset - exercise - sets - reps
    Day 1
    A1 Clean and Jerk 3x3-4
    A2 Stiff Leg Dead 4x6
    B1 Front Squat 5x5
    B2 Donkey calf 5x5
    C1 Incline bench 3x10
    C2 Chinup 3x10
    D1 Incline bicep
    D2 Tri pressups
    D3 Wrist roller (2.5" bar)

    Day 2
    A1 Snatch 3x3-4
    A2 1 arm bench 2-3x8 (warmup for bench)
    A2 DB Calf 3x8
    B1 Bench 4x6
    B2 DB row 4x6
    C1 Lunge 3x10
    C2 Hammy curl 3x10
    D1 BB bicep
    D2 Skull crusher
    D3 Wrist curl

    Day 3
    A1 Clean (warmup for deadlifts)
    A1 Deadlift 4x5
    A2 Overhead press 3x8
    B1 Rack lockout 4x6
    B2 Single leg SLDL 3x8
    C1 Pullup 4x6
    C2 Bulgarian squat 3x8
    D1 Bi DB
    D2 Tri DB OH
    D3 Grippers.

    Day 4
    Swim 30mins

    Day 5
    Hill run 5-10mins

    Day 6
    Box jump or vertical leap or broad jump
    Clap pushups
    Fatman pullups (clap)
    3-4 sets of each, low reps.

    Days 1-3 will be spread over Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Day 4 will be either Thursday or Friday, with days 5&6 on the other free days as I see fit.


     


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    Interesting. Good luck getting used to the new lifts and with the new program.

    Fatmans (fatmen?) suck as it is, let alone with claps. Have fun on Day 6


    -glex


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    Thanks Glex!

    I was really sapped for energy doing the first day. Arms may turn into elbow protection work instead (20+ reps with an inner tube). I think the lack of energy is down to having a power move that I had only just practiced on the weekend for the first time.

    Day 6 is meant to be a 5-10min thing just to keep me progressing on my knee and supplement my power moves. So shouldn't suck too much.....


     


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    Yeah, it didn't look like it'd be very long, but still, I'd almost rather put in an hour at the gym than do 10 minutes of jumping and pullups, lol. Jumping drills during volleyball always sucked

    What kind of swimming do you do, by the by? Anything set or just 30 minutes of light cardio and to hit some other muscles?

    Take care of that arm and knee!


    -glex


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    The swimming is basically just laps for 30mins. I do a lap of freestyle, then come back with a lap of breastroke. Considering I swim like a brick, this is actually quite challenging to do back to back laps. So it is actually meant to be a fitness thing, but also to help with my knee, give the back a break from loaded exercise, and gives me an excuse to have my pale skin shown off to strangers.

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    I'd almost rather put in an hour at the gym than do 10 minutes of jumping and pullups
    I love the plyometrics, but they do make you pay pretty quickly!


     


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    Weird thing about swimming is that it really doesn't get any easier the better you get. It's great exercise even if you're don't have the best form; especially if you're wearing swim trunks instead of a speedo

    I don't know if this will help your knee, hurt it, or not affect it, but if your pool has kickboards they're good for training. Interval training with kickboards is tough, or you can just use 'em to warm up.


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    ^ I've made the mistake of doing laps with a kickboard after a previous days leg workout..... Needless to say I cramped up like a hooker on the rags.

    I was actually thinking that at some stage that I'd get better at this swimming thing, and then it would be easier to do. Must be that all those people who can swim just make it look easy (they just seem to glide without actually pulling hard).

    I did the hill sprints yesterday, and they felt good. Aside from 5min of exercise making me gasp like a fat man chasing a donut rolling down a hill, I was pretty happy. I haven't done a lot of cardio stuff in a few months, so being able to not kill myself is a good thing.


     


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    LOL. I feel the same way...it took me something ridiculous like 45 minutes for 3 miles today.

    As far as the swimming thing goes...it's hard to explain. It's not really about how hard you pull but how smart you pull. If you watch a good swimmer you'll see them rotate their body to stretch out their arms in front of them, then they finish with their arms by their sides. So they might not even be pulling as hard as you are, but they're more hydrodynamic and are pulling on more water each stroke.

    The trade-off, of course, is that when you learn how to do that, you go farther with each stroke, so you have to keep doing more and more laps to get the same workout. That's why swimming doesn't really get easier, lol.

    Anyway, anyone can learn how to do that. Even after a week of instruction (and buying a speedo ) you'd be surprised at how much faster you get.


    -glex


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    I'll stick with the boardies thanks! Speedos are just advertising that the water is actually cold.


     


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    Well it turns out that I don't suck as much at the snatches as I thought I did. I still suck (until I can do a 100kg snatch I'm going to say that I suck), but I've started to get the idea of how to move that bar, and move my body around it to catch it in the air.

    You see thats what is great about weightlifting (olympic lifting to noobs). Its not about lifting, its about throwing a great big weight in the air and catching it at the right time.

    That and you get to say "I do Snatches." with a big grin on your face.

    The biggest problem I'm having at the moment is that these fullbody routines are taking a long time to complete. The actual exercises are fine, its the setting up and changing over in the home gym. Where as you'd just finish up with the squats and leave all the weight on the bar and walk over to the dumbbell rack to scatter some dumbbells over the floor (thats what everyone else seems to do in gyms I visit), in a home gym you have to strip all the plates off and then transfer over to the next exercise. So as a result my workouts are taking around 80mins (including warmups). Upper/lower were taking around 50mins with warmups.......

    Oh well I enjoy lifting too much to gripe over that sort of stuff. Something about knowing that the immoveable object in front of you can be commanded to leap into the air by order of your muscles, that is very satisfying.


     


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    Iron and water don't mix. So why does a man of iron (indulge my fantasy) seek out a large body of water to paddle in? Especially a body of water that is tanked to the brim with eye burning chlorine, small urinating children, and old people that are gradually soaking up the water into their dry wrinkled skin.

    Well, iron is unforgiving, it is a test of yours, and my, mettle. In this weekly battle with an opponent that is greater than our soft and supple flesh (some more supple than others: I choose to call them women, and like them to retain a certain suppleness) we must admit that every battle will have consequences. So it is important to have a release from battle, a romp in the royal harem of sorts.

    So I swim, walk the dog, run some hills, and keep the missus happy. I suck at swimming, but it is another battle that I can expect not to take such a toll on my body. The warrior battles on, and hopefully will do so for many years.

    Now get the fuck out of my lane kid!


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280
    Now get the fuck out of my lane kid!
    I know the feeling

    How many snatches do you do at once? 8-12?


    -glex


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    How many snatches do you do at once? 8-12?
    I try to keep it to a couple at a time......... Oh you mean the exercise!

    Maybe I should clear up how many sets/reps and weight I use. Seems that CJU and Pegasus think that I'm hiding a weak bench by not posting numbers. Well just to spite them I won't ever post my lifts again in this log. So far I have occasionally included lift numbers when it was prominant to the workout (like when I was touring the USA and messed up what I was supposed to be lifting), but no longer.

    Or maybe I should calculate an equation for converting actual lifts into internet lifts..... I could sell it at BBing forums internet wide. I could then morph into a 16yr old, MMA fighter, weighing 260lbs at 2% BF year round, with gym lifts of 900x10 bench, 850x10 squat (because I squat more than I bench and am proud of it), and deadlift 1000 and just rep out.


     


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    I like your log Timmy! Errr....I guess that sounds a little odd, but oh well.

    Very entertaining convo between you and Glex. Looks like a fun new routine. I look forward to following along and good luck!

    Banshee


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280
    I try to keep it to a couple at a time......... Oh you mean the exercise!
    Nope!

    LOL at internet lifts...if I take that equation in reverse I'm a 260 pound, 40% bodyfat, 40 year old living in his parent's basement. Don't let it get to you man, you obviously know your shit.


    -glex


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    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee
    I like your log Timmy! Errr....I guess that sounds a little odd, but oh well.

    Very entertaining convo between you and Glex. Looks like a fun new routine. I look forward to following along and good luck!

    Banshee
    Thanks Banshee! Its fun to do something a bit different (both log wise and routine wise).
    Quote Originally Posted by Glex
    LOL at internet lifts...if I take that equation in reverse I'm a 260 pound, 40% bodyfat, 40 year old living in his parent's basement. Don't let it get to you man, you obviously know your shit.
    I wrote an article on my webpage about internet lifts. I think it was based on the signatures at the elitefitness.com forums. All of them had how big and strong they were, and a lot were supposedly at 1-2% BF! LOL In the reverse I'm 110lb skinny fat 40yr old virgin, living in a cardboard box outside the office that I work in. I lift the huge weights they have in the office gym. Those 5lb DB's are hard work on deadlifts.

    Its easy enough to spot a fake, its in the balance of strength. If you have a big lift then you can expect certain other lifts to be in proportion (e.g. squats and lunges). I just hate being associated with liars and deceivers by "kids".


     




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