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#101 crazyredbeard

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:37 AM

My heart just wasn't in anything today, really. I was tired all day and had a hard time not being irritated/sad. As a result, I didn't do my best work at the gym. I did manage to get biceps and triceps done, but was really lacking on chest and really only did about 3/4 of my workout.

I guess there will be days like that but I wish my emotions would just leave me the fuck alone some times. Makes everything so much harder. Ah well...like I said...it was an off day and I can accept not being 100% every single day.

Back at it tomorrow.

#102 deadheadskier

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:55 PM

35 mins on the Stairmaster this morning, level 7.

I think the Stairmaster kicks your ass harder than any of the other cardio machines.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:00 PM

Socialist workout routines. :rolleyes: :rolling:

Damn TASB, who is that in that photo? How do they get those abs? (no homo)

CRB....any workout is much better than no workout. Especially when you really don't feel like doing anything.

#104 deadheadskier

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

were you at the gym at 7 this morning??? :rolleyes:

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#105 NJFunk

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:33 PM

Socialist workout routines. :rolleyes: :rolling:

Damn TASB, who is that in that photo? How do they get those abs? (no homo)

CRB....any workout is much better than no workout. Especially when you really don't feel like doing anything.


You get those abs from dragon flags. I posted the page for that a while ago. There's no easy way to do it.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:30 PM

Dragon flags. Will look at that. There has to be more to it....cardio routine? diet? exercise? (no homo).

#107 NJFunk

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

Dragon flags. Will look at that. There has to be more to it....cardio routine? diet? exercise? (no homo).


It's simple in theory and hard in practice.

1) Get lean (<10% body fat) through diet/exercise/etc.
2) Do crazy abs exercises like dragon flags and ab roll outs to get ripped.
3) Impress chicks.

That's all there is to it in theory, although in practice none of those steps comes easy.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:53 PM

Item 1 is the most difficult, for sure.

#109 NJFunk

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:52 PM

Item 1 is the most difficult, for sure.


You may be underestimating the dragon flags (and possibly chicks too).

The exercise is to go from here:

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To here:

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And back again with your back and legs straight and toes pointed for a set of 10.

That's hard core, brahmigo. Like Bruce Lee hard core.

#110 deadheadskier

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:55 PM

You may be underestimating the dragon flags (and possibly chicks too).

The exercise is to go from here:

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To here:

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And back again with your back and legs straight and toes pointed for a set of 10.

That's hard core, brahmigo. Like Bruce Lee hard core.


looks like it would put a lot of strain on the neck.

#111 NJFunk

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:59 PM

looks like it would put a lot of strain on the neck.


Possibly, although I thnk the idea is to keep most of the weight and strain on your shoulders, not your neck. This is still a pipe dream for me, but give me a couple months...

#112 deadheadskier

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:05 PM

yeah I won't be trying that one in the gym any time soon :funny1:

come to think of it, there are some highly fit people at my gym. Never seen anyone attempt that jedi move

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:44 PM

Well chicks are easy, man. No offense to chicks, of course. And I think doing the exercise is easier than getting the results, thus 1 is more difficult than 2. I referred back to your post and will attempt tonight. Perhaps I should vlahg. :rolling:

#114 crazyredbeard

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:31 PM

Another sub par day today, but I did hit the bike for 20 minutes and lifted legs pretty well. Been very tired today. At least I've been in there chipping away at it.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:41 PM

Wasnt feeling it today either. Chest is pretty sore from yesterday(went heavy). I managed to hike some hills on the treadmill and hit abs.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:53 AM

I suck at abs. :rolling:

#117 NJFunk

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:33 PM

I suck at abs. :rolling:


LOL. I take it the dragon flags didn't go so well? If you want to be a true Wookenegger, you need the six pack.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

I didn't even try. I tried crunches. And did 15 before I couldnt do anymore.

:rolling:

I'll try again tomorrow.

#119 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:20 PM

Ya really have to work the abs regularly. That old pic of me took years to get those cuts brah.
I was doing hanging sit ups 5 days a week. 25 reps normal, 25 in boxing style.... :pimp:

#120 TigerRose

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:53 AM

Abs are toughest for me, too. That's where the majority of my body fat is, in the middle. I've good upper bod strength but I'm just a spare tire in the middle and it's tough doing the ab workouts.

Been at it all week and definitely making progress. I can feel it and I'm noticing a bit of loss in that tire.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:57 PM

TR - I got junk in the gut too. Sucks. Nowhere else really.

Soccer season starts at the end of the month so I have started jogging again. That will also help. It is just too cold to jog outside in the winter.

Tried dragon flags yesterday. I can get up, but that's about it. :rolling:

I did do a different exercise, though....in between sets. Abs are sore today so it worked. Will continue. Someday, I might be able to do a dragon flag. Some day might.

#122 deadheadskier

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:29 PM

Abs are toughest for me, too. That's where the majority of my body fat is, in the middle. I've good upper bod strength but I'm just a spare tire in the middle and it's tough doing the ab workouts.

Been at it all week and definitely making progress. I can feel it and I'm noticing a bit of loss in that tire.


had a tire my whole life. I think the 'six pack' will always be elusive for me. I'm not willing to give up all the various foods I like that contribute to the tire.

Even in High School when my metabolism was obviously much better, I played football, skied 5 days a week and played lax, still had a tire.

#123 crazyredbeard

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:27 AM

Didn't I post the super crunch video? If you don't want to kill yourself with the dragon flags, try this...you only have to do it every 5-7 days and it really is an awesome ab workout. I did it today using 25 pounds as my max weight.

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I tore the gym up today....back on top. Increased weight on pretty much everything today which was nice. Back, chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders...I reeeeeally went at it hard today. Did the ab workout (only two reps, though) and then ran a little over 2 miles.

Shit yeah, son! I also walked about 2 miles afterward and ate an amazingly delicious organic salad. Yum!

#124 NJFunk

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:21 PM

On a lifting cycle right now. Did chest and upper back on Saturday, shoulders and arms Sunday, and lower back and plyos yesterday. Rest day today (must go food shopping instead...), but tomorrow chest and upper back again, shoulders and arms Thursday and a hard cardio/plyos workout Saturday morning. Then it's off for a week of vacation to try to undo all of the gains I've made in the last 2 months...

#125 Terrapin Station

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:34 PM

Good work brahmigos...

Been going hard and steady too. Yesterday was kinda like a off day but I still went in and hit my traps & calfs and did 40 mins. of cardio. Arms are still sore from sat(hit them good) but I will be doing back and abs this evening.

Keep up the good work!! :dance:

#126 deadheadskier

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

22 minutes rower, 22 minutes stairmaster, 22 minutes elyptical this morning. Machines claim I burned about 800 calories total between the three. So, about this evenings booze intake. :funny1:

#127 crazyredbeard

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:00 AM

Half hour on the bike today, then lifted legs. Boom shakalaka.

#128 Terrapin Station

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:43 AM

^^ Easy there tiger. lol.

Did back yesterday with a 25 min inclined hike on the treadmill. Today is chest and abs & if time some type of cardio.


Where's halfstar...did he stop working out or what, he's suppose to be the ring leader here? :huh:

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:41 PM

Posted Sunday, bruh. I like what I am hearing though. Nice working brahmigamos. Nice working. I been doing abs and jogging. Gotta get in shape for soccer season.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:48 AM

I did this arm workout today. Holy shit. It rocks. I could not do 21 reps of the first exercise. I couldn't even do 12. :lol:

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:49 AM

I Don't know what the fucking problem is. Fuck it.

#132 sarah b.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:34 AM

(adult) judo kicked my ass monday night. :jam:
These are fun:
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this is a great little warm-up like we do with the kids (10-count each, plus 50 jumping jacks)
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#133 NJFunk

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:29 AM

I did this arm workout today. Holy shit. It rocks. I could not do 21 reps of the first exercise. I couldn't even do 12. :lol:

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Dude, that's like Jersey Shore crap. Biceps are the most useless muscles in your body.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

Keep it up and I'll get Sarah B to kick your ass.

#135 crazyredbeard

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 04:15 AM

All upper body tonight minus back and abs, which I'll be doing tomorrow. I also did that machine...whassit called? The one that's like you're walking really fast. First time I've tried it...about 20 minutes worth just to get some cardio in. It kicked my ass!

But I feel great right now. Tomorrow is back, abs, legs and more cardio. Next week I'm starting a new regiment. Lower numbers of exercises, but will maximize muscle gain over time. The added bonus is having basically a different work out almost every day.

#136 sarah b.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:28 AM

judo was fun tonight. this is pretty entertaining, too.
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and here's some of what we did with the kids (this guy doesn't pronounce Japanese spectacularly, but he explains it in intelligible English):
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#137 sarah b.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:39 AM

And this is what I got slammed with on my right upper arm Monday night. :lol: That's what happens when you train with white belts who don't have good control of their judo yet. I told sensei I'm only going vs. other women in our practice matches. (drilling technique I'll do with either gender)
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#138 Terrapin Station

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:51 AM

Legs and abs yesterday peeps.

Im sore already!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:43 PM

Nice. Sounds like everyone except TigerRose is getting along nicely.

Note to self - Sarah B can kick your ass.

#140 Erinisme

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

down 11 lbs so far. Was going to go to the gym today, but invited to go out to eat...I will gym it tomorrow and dance my ass off tonight :)

#141 sarah b.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:23 PM

danced at the radiators and booked it a couple of city blocks to the venue from my car (running late) on Friday night. :dance:

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:32 PM

Bad friday and sat for me... a little to much ..:pimp: & :drinkbeer:..so I havent worked out since thurs. But I will be back tomo. fo sho.

#143 sarah b.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:03 AM

Look what I found for tomorrow. :grin: (has related videos, too)
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#144 crazyredbeard

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:50 AM

Took the last two days off to give my muscles a chance to heal and rest. Today went in for chest, arms and shoulders...also ran 3.4 miles. I'm starting to chart my progress with pics so I will share one with you. Understand this...I have NEVER had a chest to speak of in my life, so this is a big deal to me. Also, the ab routine I'm doing I only have to do every 5-7 days and I think it's already working. I'm really pleased with the results I'm getting and this is basically only a little over a month of really going hard at the gym. Nowhere to go but up.

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#145 crazyredbeard

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:41 AM

Back and legs tonight. Added an exercise to legs and increased in reps. Cardio for 30 minutes on the bike. Sweaty beast.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:36 AM

Missed last nite..ended up scoring free NY Ranger tix..so I went and said eff the gym. Back on track today!

#147 deadheadskier

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:47 PM

damn work killed me this week. haven't been to the gym since Saturday. probably tomorrow though

#148 crazyredbeard

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:28 PM

No probably...GO!!!!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:19 AM

Chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps tonight. I added some extra chest exercises, including incline bench and dumbell press. My arms were fucking SWOLE tonight. I'm going to be feeling some aches tomorrow, but I like that. Also ran 2.34 miles after doing that insane ab routine I posted. I actually got through 5 reps of it. Bicycles are HARD for me. But I did it.

Feeling mega good right now. I start practicing Copeira soon with a cute girl friend of mine, too. :smile:

#150 sarah b.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:47 AM

did a bunch of PT-type stretches today. That stuff is so important to do every day, it's not even funny.