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Old 03-26-2010, 03:49 AM   #1081
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I'm so excited for you Laura!!!! That's just the best feeling in the world : starting with a new trainer and feeling super motivated and dedicated.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:40 AM   #1082
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Jami, don't you just hate the restrictions on pretty nails??? I look forward to the day when I don't work in a hospital setting and no one tells me how to dress, what shoes to wear and how to do my nails! Petty... I know, but after 20 years it gets old!

Did some new upper body stuff yesterday. I know my strength gains are very small in comparison to what I'm reading in here, but I'm so pleased to just see an improvement. Gives me hope!

Also finally getting somewhere in my flexibility which is huge for me since I'm in ballet.

Makes it easier to go to the gym when you know it's working!

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Old 03-26-2010, 09:50 AM   #1083
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karla, gains are gains!

cant compare yourself. we are all in different places.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:54 AM   #1084
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Karla, I love your new avatar! You look great! And I'm not as strong as many people here, either. That's what I like about weight lifting--it's me against me. Flexibility is the next thing on my list to work on.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:59 AM   #1085
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Hey everyone!

Just stopping by to say hi and tell you I'm trying to keep up.

My allergies are KILLING me, so I'm not sure about lifting today. I hope I feel more like it later.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:56 AM   #1086
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Ilene, I know you are correct that I should not compare myself, but wow, old habits (and I do mean old!!!) die hard! LOL... Learned that from my mother... (Oh, honey, why don't you do your hair like that young lady? You'd look sooo much better!)

Rachel, "me against me"... I like that. And thank you for the compliment. I working on positive affirmations; focusing on the things I like at the moment and being kind about the things I don't!

Celeste, my allergies are in full bloom also. I love all the pretty buds, but my sinuses have a different opinion. And allergy meds just knock me out. I can only take them at night, and then only on a night when I know I can sleep more than 8 hours to wear them off.

Raked gravel a little while ago. Wow... that was a chore! Know where every muscle from my hip bones up are now located. Understand why that is traditionally work for young men. Oh well... at least the mud spot right where I get out of my car is now a gravel spot!
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:01 PM   #1087
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Laura - thank you and congrats on your new trainer.
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Hi Karla! I love your new pic!! So glad that you put one up!! Yes, I hate the deal with hospitals and their codes! Today at work I wore gloves quite a bit, and kept my fingers curled so no one would see.. I almost wish I had a job where I could dress up... but then if I had that then I'd wish the opposite... Ileen is right! Gains are Gains, and its great that you are seeing some! For a woman its even more challenging to see those gains. They are slow to come by, especially since we are trying to lose fat at the same time.. I didn't know you were in ballet that is really cool.. I am so inflexible, I would look like a bull on the dance floor.. Its pretty bad, and, Im about as graceful as a bull as well!

Hi everyone! We are going to be heading out in a little bit.. Long, but fun weekend. I am really hoping and planning on staying OP. FOR SURE!! LOL I might have a few drinkies.... That'll be the most of it.. No wedding cake!
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:19 PM   #1089
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Karla - I love ballet. I was in it when I was a teenager. When I was in my 20's I took classes for a couple of years too. I just love it. I often go to the ballet here with my mom. We love to support the Arts.
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Afuentes, my daughter has been dancing since she was 3 and she's 13. I work for the studio and the owner offered for me to dance in an adult class if I'd like. It has really been fun but I'm very nervous about the recital. There are so many turns and I tend to get very dizzy even with spotting. But, it has been great exercise and I actually started weight training to help build strength for my dance class.

I just have to be careful to really stretch, stretch, stretch.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:39 PM   #1091
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trust me, he's seen A LOT!
Yeah, but all the same, I think Erik's ready to b*itch-slap me for the 1200 calorie thing. :blush:

Until he gets his plan for me together, I'm to eat 2100 calories and 100-150 grams of carbs per day!

I'll be eating all. day. long!

In other news, I did my AWT today, and upped my weights again. I'm nowhere close to a lot of you guys, but 1) this workout isn't for lifting your heaviest, and 2) I'm not competing against anyone here.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:45 PM   #1092
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dont pay mind to the scale cause it is likely going to go up.
i thought you'd need to be at maintenance.



get used to eating food. LOL>.
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Laura, lol. I'm glad you're going to feed yourself! Have fun eating!!!

Back from biceps/back workout tonight. I love it that I am getting stronger and get so much satisfaction out of setting a machine at a higher weight. Did the elliptical tonight and was remembering my early days when I thought I'd die if I had to do it for five minutes, lol.

Jami, hope the wedding is fun!!
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I'm happy for you Laura! When will Erik have your plan? What are your goals?
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:13 PM   #1095
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Sorry been MIA all week. Paycycle weeks are rough, late hours and little time to workout.

But I managed to get out to the gym tonight. Did my trainer class. Working up to what they call the 300 workout. Lots of different weight exercises done in a certain amount of time. We are at the starting weight, but we finished the whole thing in 35 minutes so that was cool.

Food has been pretty good. Cycling. Need to actually increase my protein a bit, I haven't been eating much meat lately and I really need to.

Almost done with therapy. Only 4 visits left. Now we are working on balance and my ability to increase my impact.

Now I need to go back read up on everything I have missed lately.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:43 AM   #1096
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Good morning. Completing 12/90 today with Power 90. Miss my training session with the trainer yesterday (had to work over time). I am going to go walking for 4miles and then do some HIIT for about an hour today.

Hope everyone has a great and happy weekend.
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Siggie, wow 12 sessions already. That's wonderful. Keep up the good work.

Louie, that 300 workout sounds really cool. I think I'd like that one!

It's leg day at the gym for me.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:42 AM   #1098
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Siggie, wow 12 sessions already. That's wonderful. Keep up the good work.

Louie, that 300 workout sounds really cool. I think I'd like that one!

It's leg day at the gym for me.
I'll pull it out and post it for you.
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Challenge workout:

25 pullups
Women: body weight Men: body weight

25 deadlifts

W: 95# M: 135#

25 box jumps/alt. step ups
beg level: lvl 1 step-int level: low row bench-adv lvl: bench press

26 bench wipers
beg: 1/2 with no twist-int: 1/2 w/twist-Adv: full w/twist

25 bench press

W: 75# M: 135#

25 dual dumbbell clean and press

W: 20# M: 30#

25 leg press

W: 150# M: 250#

25 indian sit ups:

Beg: decline bench-Int: step level 3-adv: step lvl 1

25 pushups

W: body weight M: body weight

25 shoulder press

W: 10# dbs M: 15# dbs

25 burpees w/push-up

beg: lvl 2 step w/step out-Int: step lvl 1 w/knee pushup-Adv: floor w/full push up

25 squat w/row
W: 30# M: 50#
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Louie, thanks!! I'm printing it out. Do you rest in between exercises or just keep going through the entire cycle?
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Louie, thanks!! I'm printing it out. Do you rest in between exercises or just keep going through the entire cycle?
you go straight through, but you can rest if needed. We are going for weight and time.

Now mind you these are the full challenge weights, I go lower than some of these right now because I am working up to them. Like the pull ups. I have to offset my body weight. There is no way I am hauling my 185 booty up with just my arms. I also use 12# right now vs 20 for clean and press, 55 for bench press and 75 for my deadlifts. And for obvious ankle reasons, the beginning and int modifiers for the higher impact moves
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Louie, thanks again. I love super sets and liked the week when I was doing 10 sets of 10, no rests in between. This is right up my alley, and I would be adjusting the weights as well!!

Had a good workout today, legs. I think that my tempo has been off. I was very careful to pay better attention and to count today. My workout was tougher because of it. Did 30 minutes at a moderate pace on the elliptical after legs.
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Jumping in for a minute. Allergies are better today. Did some major benadryl yesterday and a shot of vodka last night. I'm not a big drinker AT ALL. But, sometimes it's helpful. My head is MUCH clearer today. I would've just taken Nyquil instead of the vodka, but I was out and didn't feel like making it to the store. That's the first liquor I've had in 2-3 years. Yeah...my tolerance is LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW.

Workout today:
20 minutes rebounding to warm-up
20 deadlifts @ 62 lbs
20 sh. press @ 40 lbs
40 hip extentions
15 pullovers @ 30 lbs
30 reverse crunches
40 cr. knee crunches
15 curls @ 30 lbs
10 tricep ext. @ 30 lbs

I didn't push it too much today. But I had a good workout. Refeeding today. I had proatmeal and some leftover ham for breaky & coffee of course!! Protein shake for lunch. Dinner?? Well, it's gonna be bad because my BF and I are going to a hockey game tonight and have 1 hour after he gets off from work, so it will likely be fast food. Haven't had that in a while, so I guess it's okay. Better than what we'd eat at the game!

Have a great Saturday everyone!!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:44 PM   #1104
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did my hour of yoga today. Ankle is doing much better in the balance poses and the standing stretches. I am very pleased.
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Goodness, I have to do some "googling". Some of the things in the super set Louie and Rachel are discussing... I don't even know what the move is.

Time to learn...
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Movie 300 workout...

i remember the inspiration for these type of workouts..

here is the original from the movie

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300 Movie Fat Loss Workout for Men & Women

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Turbulence Training for Fat Loss

The 300 movie workout is the talk of the fitness world. It’s helped actors chisel Greek Statue bodies while causing weight loss and calorie burning for the rest of us.

The 300 workout is legendary, having been featured in Men’s Health and on ESPN. Everyone’s looking for the 300 workout on the ‘Net. So I made mini-version of the workout for the average guy and gal, see those below.

But first, here’s how the original 300 Workout goes…but don’t try this at home…

a) Pullups - 25 reps
b) Deadlifts with 135lbs - 50 reps
c) Pushups - 50 reps
d) 24-inch Box jumps - 50 reps
e) Floor wipers - 50 reps
f) 1-arm Clean & Press with 36lbs Kettlebell - 50 reps
g) Pullups - 25 reps

And remember, there is NO scheduled rest between exercises.
Although eventually, you’ll slow down.

I tried this workout last week and managed to get ‘er done in only 19 minutes and 7 seconds. But what about a 300 workout for you?

Fortunately, this workout can easily be changed. Appropriate
exercises can be subbed in, and we can drop the number of reps down to 100, 150, or 200 - still making for a total body challenge.

For example, you might do this 200-repetition workout - this is
great for a man with moderate fitness:

5 Chinups
20 prisoner squats
20 pushups
100 Jumping Jacks
30 Bicycle Crunches
10 decline pushups
15 bodyweight inverted rows

Optionally, you could do 100 reps of rope jumping to finish off 300 total reps.

An intermediate woman could do a 150 rep workout:

5 Bodyweight Inverted Rows
10 Bodyweight Sumo Squats
15 bodyweight squats
15 Pushups (doing as many regular pushups, followed by kneeling)
50 jumping jacks
10 spiderman climbs
20 reverse lunges
25 bicycle crunches

Add in 50 rope skips for 200 total repetitions - or 150 skips for a full 300.

Tough, but fair. So you can do your own version of the 300 workout and build your own Greek God or Greek Goddess body. Work with a trainer to come up with other ideas. And always, train safe.

Don’t train like this everyday. Just use one of these workouts once every other month as an extra challenge.

For your regular fat burning workouts, stick to the Turbulence
Training workouts for men and women. You’ll boost your metabolism, burn fat, and maximize your fitness so that you’ll be ready for your very own 300 test day.

About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
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“300”
25x Pull-up +
50x Deadlift @ 135# +
50x Push-up +
50x Box Jump @ 24” box +
50x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count) +
50x KB Clean and Press @ 36# (KB must touch floor between reps) +
25x Pull-up
300 reps total

all of these can be done in place or cardio. see Craig ballentyne for more ideas on different metobolic 'torture' lol.

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If you want to check out a sick website (sick in a good way), look at Gym Jones:

Gym Jones - Power, Speed, Endurance, Suffering and Salvation

I hope this link is okay - I don't think there is anything on there that competes with Netrition.

This is Mark Twight's site. He's the one that trained the cast and stuntmen for the 300 movie.
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Hi everyone- I just love this thread! I began my weight loss journey last may and to date have lost 55 lbs. which I reached in September. I have always found that training heavy was the quickest road for fat loss. In September I started to add carbs back into my diet (brown rice, oatmeal, sprouted bread) and I plataued. I was thinking of doing an atkins induction diet for two weeks and see what happens. I have 20 lbs. to lose to get to my goal weight. I'm lifting 4-5 x's week. My cardio consists of at least 2 1 hr spin classes/wk, 1 boot camp style workout and 2 5k runs. Every trainer I talk to says I need the carbs but I just don't think that works for me. I even followed the BFFM program for a month (NOTHING).

Any suggestions or advice????
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welcome! Congrats on your progress.

you plataued on the scale or are you using measurements as well?

How many carbs are you eating and when? have you reduced your calories to go with your FAT loss and the scale as well?
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Itanu, also have you tried cutting out grains and dairy? Some may be allergic. I believe that I am sensitive to gluten and to dairy.

Also, have you ever explored the idea that you are overtraining? Looks to me like you're doing quite a bit of intense cardio.
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