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Elliptical machine: is there anything as boring?

I thought I was clever when I figured out that I’d do 30min on a elliptical machine before gym. I’d get warm-up AND my 30min jog done at the same time. I do not understand why didn’t I use the treadmill. I do not understand why didn’t I just go out and jog. Elliptical machine is the most boring thing ever. I tried watch tv, I tried listen to an audiobook, but no. The time has never ever gone so slowly…

After what seemed like 3 hours, the 30 min was over and I could go and do my actual gym workout.

  • Allout: Bench press (narrow grip) 8*20kg, 8*25kg
  • Allout: Barbell bicep curl: 2*8*20kg
  • Giant: 2 rounds, 8 reps each: Cable pushdown (15kg), Cable bicep curl (10kg), Overhead triceps extension (15kg), Hammer curls (4kg dumbbells)
  • Abs: 3*30s plank, 3*10 slow slow slow crunches

After gym I did some retail recovery. New things from sporting gear shop Intersport (they have mirrors which makes one taller AND skinnier) and then some ice cream. And when I say “some” I mean “a lot”.

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Yes, I wear training gear when I’m not at the gym. And running shoes when I’m not running.

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And the ice cream was heavenly.

I may look daft, but at least I’m a bit safer

I did go to the gym today, but let’s get to that later. You see, my salary came and I went straight to the sports gear store. I got myself a new pair of running shoes. They are barefoot kind, very very light and apparently they are “natural” what ever that means. And look how pretty they are!

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Tomorrow is running day, so maybe I’ll try these ones! I also bought myself a bicycle helmet. Remember I complained how ugly they are! But look, this is quite pretty too:

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The only problem is that it’s me who is making the helmet look daft. It’s my fault, not the helmets. But I’m going to be the one at the supermarket, walking around in trainers and a bike helmet on her head. You know the type…

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I’ve kind of deteriorated in what it comes to appearances. Today at work I realized that I actually wanted to leave my cap on because my hair was so messy and in need of a washing. Since practically every day afterwork I go and do some sports, I find it too hard to put on a nice blouse and a skirt. It’s a pain in the ass to wear them again after gym to go home. Maybe I should start carrying a pair of jogging pants and sneakers in my car, so I can change them on after work. It’s not that I would’ve been a fashionista before, but now things just have gone south 😀 I mean I used to care that my scarf would match the jacket at least somehow… So it doesn’t really bother me that I look daft with the helmet on. At least I get to a kinda free-pass to look daft in other ways too!

Golden six
21.3. 23.3. 26.3 28.3.
Squats 50kg 55kg (10,10,8,8) 55kg (10,10,10,10) 57,5kg (10,10,10,10)
Bench press 40kg 42,5kg (8,8,8) 42,5kg (8,8,8) 42,5kg (8,8,8)
Lat machine 55kg (6,6,6) 55kg (7,7,7) 55kg (7,7,7) 55kg (8,8,7)
Overhead press 24kg 26,5kg (6,6,6,5) 27,5kg (8,8,8,8) 27,5kg (8,8,8,8)
Bicep curl 21,5kg (6,6,6) 21,5kg (7,7,6) 21,5kg (7,7,6) 21,5kg (8,7,6)
Situps 4 sets of 17 (+5kg) 4 sets of 18 (+5kg) replaced by leg raises replaced by russian twists

Spinach, biceps and Arnold

Not again with that Arnold-thing you might think. But my dear readers, Arnold is the best!

Golden six
21.3. 23.3. 26.3 28.3.
Squats 50kg 55kg (10,10,8,8) 55kg (10,10,10,10) 57,5kg
Bench press 40kg 42,5kg (8,8,8) 42,5kg (8,8,8) 42,5kg
Lat machine 55kg (6,6,6) 55kg (7,7,7) 55kg (7,7,7) 55kg
Overhead press 24kg 26,5kg (6,6,6,5) 27,5kg (8,8,8,8) 27,5kg
Bicep curl 21,5kg (6,6,6) 21,5kg (7,7,6) 21,5kg (7,7,6) 21,5kg
Situps 4 sets of 17 (+5kg) 4 sets of 18 (+5kg) replace by leg raises 4 sets of 20 (+5kg)

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I started this Golden Six -stuff just little over a month ago. I’ve red from different forums that results are “visible” in about three months. If you train 3 times a week. But I think I’ve made some results already. Not so much that I’d take pics to show off, but enough to list my weights! They have improved, which is good!

  • Squats: 35kg -> 55kg (I do below parallel, before I didn’t, hence the small starting out weight)
  • Bench press: 35kg -> 42,5kg
  • Lat machine: 40kg -> 55kg
  • Overhead press: 15kg -> 27,5kg
  • Bicep curl: 12kg -> 21,5kg
  • Situps: 3 * 20 -> 4 * 17, 5kg

*Edit: It might be that the bar I use with biceps might not be 14kg, but 8kg. Have to check that one! 🙂

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I bought some spinach today, I hope it will help my poor biceps to grow! Just like Arnold and Popye 😀

Gym, Wedding and Fallout

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Wasn’t too many people at the gym, pretty nice and quiet 😀 A little of blurry it was though… I managed to add weights to most of the sets, great! Today, iron was light. So probably next time I will fail in so many ways and feel like week like a 95-year-old granny.

Golden six
21.3. 23.3. 26.3 28.3.
Squats 50kg 55kg (10,10,8,8) x kg x kg
Bench press 40kg 42,5kg (8,8,8) x kg x kg
Lat machine 55kg (6,6,6) 55kg (7,7,7) x kg x kg
Overhead press 24kg 26,5kg (6,6,6,5) x kg x kg
Bicep curl 21,5kg (6,6,6) 21,5kg (7,7,6) x kg x kg
Situps 4 sets of 17 (+5kg) 4 sets of 18 (+5kg) 4 sets of 19 (+5kg) 4 sets of 20 (+5kg)

After workout it was time to run around the town. To get a shirt and stockings and a card and all kinds of gear. First it was a wedding and after that it was a theme party. The wedding was awesome, more like a open stage jam evening then a formal wedding. And I got to look like a girl! No track pants and training tops! Hair and makeup and all that shit, fun 🙂

The wedding party was over at 23, and we headed to another party. I decided to be the designated driver, since I really don’t like the hangovers anymore. Call me old, but I want to enjoy my Sundays and not spend them hoping I’d die, and then being afraid that I don’t die. But the theme of this party was Fallout. Apparently it’s some kind of a game, which occurs after the end of the world. Now I don’t know anything about games or fallouts, and I was a bit lost on what to wear. I tried to ask advice, but then I figured that if it really is the end of the world, the wisest thing to do is to hitchhike to another galaxy. I have red my hitchhiker’s guide to galaxy 😉

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Towel, duck tape, thumbs, swimming goggles and comfortable shoes. That’s all I’d need if the world should end. What would you do if that would happen?

Light weights buddy! And it does matter what you wear at the gym

Let’s talk about gym gear and other working out clothing. I packed my gym bag really badly this morning. I didn’t feel good in my clothes at the gym at all. See for yourself:

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The top widens the stomach, the pants are clingy. It doesn’t matter that much workoutwise that the clothes don’t fit that well. But it matters because one has to stare oneself from the mirror all the effin time at the gym (or class).  And it is not fun to look a fat you from the mirror while doing squats. So those pants and that top are not going to the gym with me anymore.

The actual workout was then again good. Bench press finally wasn’t too heavy, so I can try adding more weights next time!

Golden six
21.3. 23.3. 26.3 28.3.
Squats 50kg 55kg x kg x kg
Bench press 40kg 42,5kg x kg x kg
Lat machine 55kg (6,6,6) 55kg (7,7,7) x kg x kg
Overhead press 24kg 26,5kg x kg x kg
Bicep curl 21,5kg (6,6,6) 21,5kg (7,7,7) x kg x kg
Situps 4 sets of 17 (+5kg) 4 sets of 18 (+5kg) 4 sets of 19 (+5kg) 4 sets of 20 (+5kg)

Next gym is up on Saturday. Tomorrow is either spinning or swimming, I haven’t decided yet… I’ll let the morning tell me 🙂

Mad squat addict

My week is going on well I have to say. No candy, nothing I shouldn’t eat. Go me! Plus I finally managed to do 3*10 reps with 40 in bench press. Suspiciously heavy it was still. I have also found my gym excitement as you can see:

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Golden six
10.3. 12.3. 14.3 17.3.
Squats 47,5kg 47,5kg(+3) 50kg x kg
Bench press 40kg 40kg 40kg x kg
Lat machine 50kg (9,9,9) 50kg (10,8,8) 50kg x kg
Overhead press 22,5kg 22,5kg(+3) 25kg x kg
Bicep curl 19kg (10,9,7) 19kg (10,9,9) 19kg x kg
Situps 4 sets of 18 (+2,5kg) 4 sets of 20 (+2,5kg) 4 sets of 12 (+5kg) x

Tomorrow: running day. Unless there’s a snow storm and 5 meters more snow when I get home from work.

Same ol’, same ol’

My gym reports are getting boring. Same old, same old. Arnold and G6. But it’s fun to do! Last time I added weights to all series and today I kept them the same. How come the 40kg in the bench still feels like 100kg? I’m gonna start saying the weights as the feel, instead of what they actually were. “Hey man, I bench pressed about 500kg today! Cool!”

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Golden six
10.3. 12.3. 14.3 17.3.
Squats 47,5kg 47,5kg(+3) x kg x kg
Bench press 40kg 40kg x kg x kg
Lat machine 50kg (9,9,9) 50kg (10,8,8) x kg x kg
Overhead press 22,5kg 22,5kg(+3) x kg x kg
Bicep curl 19kg (10,9,7) 19kg (10,9,9) x kg x kg
Situps 4 sets of 18 (+2,5kg) 4 sets of 20 (+2,5kg) x x

Afterwards, we went to see a hockey match. The game wasn’t too exiting, but it was free! And I stuck with my meal plan and didn’t get any pizza. Or candy. Or beer. Hockey just isn’t the same without pizza and beer…

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My favorite one lost 😦 But they still have some great commercial videos:

Anyone of you like icehockey? Or do you prefer something else 🙂