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Title: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 24, 2014, 04:23:48 PM
hi folk...
my bb journey started in 2011...the day I came out of hospital after having major surgery for an adrenal tumour ...I had been seriously ill for over 5 years...getting out of breath and not being able to exert myself very much at all..my weight was 11stone 9lb  and very little in the way of muscle prior to my surgery..it fell to just 11stone 1lb a week after my discharge..
I vowed then to make up for the lost years of inactivity...

so began to run and workout..eating lots..not really to any plan....but
I put weight on..hitting 12stone 3lb.. lifting heavy and running some park run races...from there I eventually won my first 5k listed race..and began running 10ks and culiminating running a half marathon this year.......next year im doing the brighton full marathon...

anyway..im striving to get a muscled lean look...which I feel is coming along nicely..
im bulking still..and adding muscle slowly...
I will cut calories for awhile before I hit the long runs for the marathon training...il will be adding in the calories again then


im 52..and hopefully by the time im 54 il will have achieved my goals
thanks for reading...I look forward to posting my journey and will be grateful for any advice offered
thanks again..eggy








Title: Re: eggs ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 25, 2014, 09:17:29 PM
Monday 25 aug

hi ..today was a real non starter on the bb front..i had pulled a right bicep muscle..resulting in a painful and soft ?? bicep..so all I managed to do was a 5k run in pouring rain as the gym was closed today (being a bank holiday day).. eating my calories and just chilling out

is it a case that my bicep will get its firmness bank once it heals?

thanks eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 26, 2014, 02:37:06 PM
back to the gym today...........briefly...!!

as I have not been to the gym for 4 days due to my sore bicep...I thought I would just have a light easy session ...machine flys...light incline bench press I mean light just 30ks on the bar....ooh on my second set I felt the pain   emerge in my bicep..so I stopped..

not good...but I suppose it needs time to heal....how long should  it take..?

so I reverted to running machine cardio..and the bike...!!

hitting 160 grams of protein  at the moment....mainly from lean meat sources..




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 27, 2014, 01:29:25 PM
my arm is really painful today..should have just stuck to jst cardio yesterday..!

today im havng a bit of a cheat day.......working nights and not sleeping days has left me this week somewhat deflated


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 28, 2014, 04:41:56 PM
sucked it up today....two scoops of the new superpump 3.0..and hit a new pb flat bench press of 45kg for 6 reps  wow




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on August 28, 2014, 09:55:57 PM
Very good improvements in the photos I hope your arm heals up quickly.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 29, 2014, 12:50:54 PM
thanks its appreciated.....arm better today..ran the hot shower on it for an hour last night..some light massage..and slept with a compression bandage on it...

had 2 whole eggs with chedder for breakfast today...will eat nothing until I return from the gym at 2.45..then in with the body fortress protein and a couple of baked potatoes..

I will work shoulder and back today...my pb deadlift is 120kg..but will on rep out on max 100k..

arm was good today.so started off with deadlifts...
warm up 20kgs
5 sets of 10 reps.....70kg
5 sets of 8 reps .....100kg
10 sets of 5 reps.....60kg to finish...

then cable  rows 90kgs to failure

 shoulders...
lat pull downs..
then 20k millatary presses for 3 sets of 5 reps..
followed by machine shoulder presses
body weight press ups 5 sets to failure

then onto the bent over row machine..
10 sets of 5 reps 60kgs

to finish some dumbbell work,and 20 minutes on the punch bag

back home   for 40gr of protein shake and 2 baked spuds with cheese and eggs on top

steak will be my main meal for later





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 31, 2014, 01:07:10 PM
 I shall be doing free weights at home today...!!

dumbbell bench press
shoulder presses
bent over rows
isolation bicep work
and ab and calf work..

looking to take in 170grams of protein now...as im hitting 168 lbs in weight

my cut will start tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 01, 2014, 03:03:57 PM
back to the gym today...!!

my arm felt ok today..but even after hitting the weights my right bicep..is stll lacking firmness compared to the left..but still hitting 14 and3/4 inch round


today I started with the bench press

warm up sets with 10ks
before hitting 3x4 reps of 50k for a new pb wow

then I did 5x5reps of 30ks

moved onto dumbbell presses and lateral raises

as Monday is usual cardio day for me..i hit the running machine for 15mins
15 mins on the rower and 20 mins on the punch bag
on a cut now for a few weeks to knock of some of the small amount I have added since may
im up tp 12stone 3lb this morning..will cut back to 11stone 9lb



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 02, 2014, 02:49:06 PM
did only 110k dead lifts today...arm felt dizzy..so left the gym for tomorrow...!!



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 03, 2014, 04:30:31 PM
im resting up my arm today...........as its still giving a bit of gip after work.....

so I only hit the road today for a 5k run around my local park...phew was it hot...I sweated bucket..good for my cut..good for my marathon training...but wreck my knees...!!!






bring on the marathon............how long can I rest my arm without loosing muscle....!!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: SCOTTGALTON on September 04, 2014, 07:23:32 PM
keep working hard and the improvements will come, sounds like it's going well.

Whats your current eating plan?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 05, 2014, 06:07:35 PM
keep working hard and the improvements will come, sounds like it's going well.

Whats your current eating plan?

hi thanks..........I have no real eating plan....as I don't compete...I don't need to be 100% strict..

but I do aim to get at least 160grams of protein a day...and around 2200 cals to maintain...

I cut on 1800 ..and bulk out on 2500+

I work hard as I can in the gym

today I done a new pb on the leg extension machine 5x5 95kg(max on the machine)


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 08, 2014, 04:38:04 PM
bad day at the office...my strength seemed to desert me today..felt weak and tired....!!
so just did the running machine and the cross trainer

had a good session at saturday...so maybe...im still feeling the effects...il eat some extra carbs today...and il hit the bench again tomorrow..!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 11, 2014, 09:57:30 AM
tired today...only 2 hours sleep this morning due to building work nearby..

but I will hit the deadlifts later today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 11, 2014, 06:06:43 PM
did not go to the gym today..the tiredness was to overwhelming...so had a refeed day and hit the sheets early...!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 12, 2014, 04:59:05 PM
after a rest day yesterday...the builders continue to keep me awake all day..i work nights..
I hit the gym with a bit of a mixed upper  body workout...


warmed up with treadmill running...15 mins....

then I did barbell rows on the apparatus bench...

some dumbel flyes

and then onto  cablecross  machine

followed by...some lat pull downs

then on my home bench...some 40k benches to failure

more bent over rows 40k

some light squats...I hate squats..
and to finish some light bicep curls



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 15, 2014, 03:23:13 PM
yes new pb weight for the bench press  2 sets of 2 reps of 52.1/2kgs

then rep out on 40kgs to failure over 6 sets


even though im supposed to be on a cut my weight has levelled off at 12 stone

has my maintance level now set at 1800 cals..?



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 16, 2014, 03:15:45 PM
cannot seem to get the scales going downwards..but perhaps at 1800 cals is enough to maintain my mass but still chippin the fat away

hit the gym for a bicep workout

cable curls  50kgs
then cable rows at 90kgs

followed on by overhead pulldowns

then I done forced rep dumbell curls 20kgs,22kgs and 24kgs all alternate single arm seated curls to failure on each set
and to finish..rope waves and medicine ball fast throw and catches against the wall



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 17, 2014, 04:52:55 PM
done 40 mins on running machine and just leg extension and curls

then home light squats and calf raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 18, 2014, 06:57:52 PM
my weight has drop by 1lb this week cool..slow but steady

my strength is holding up

I just did two compound lifts today

a new bench press pb...52kgs 3 sets of 2 reps

and then hit the deadlift repeats
100kgs...120kgs...and 125kgs....followed by stiff legged deads


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 19, 2014, 08:52:21 AM
out for a 5k hilly run this morning..found it a bit tough due to sore knees..but ran a fair time in 24mins..took 40grm of protein upon my return home..



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 20, 2014, 02:18:01 PM
my arm still feels iffy..so just done a light bicep workout as it is arm day

continuing to do my daily squats to try and beat leg doms...so far so good so im doing 27k squats today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 21, 2014, 04:40:17 PM
brill still no squat doms.. from my daily squats.. my squat form is improving..and legs feel energetic and pumped especially when I couple the  squats with calf raises



done light punch bag training..and light core work


sill holding at 12 stoneish now for 5 weeks on just 2000cals...do I drop the cals lower to loose..?






Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 22, 2014, 02:38:15 PM
oooooooooooh..things were going so well...BANG...!! a totally  bad gym session toda
y..I found on my warm up set for the bench..i had no strength at all in my right arm,,felt totally weak...ive not benched since last week..carbed up over the weekend,

ive not slept well recently due to the building work..and worked over night..think I need a deload week..!

never had such a bad session ince training...

I must admit I have been pushing my weights up quickly this last 2 months..has it caught up with me?

il still do my daily squat progression


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 23, 2014, 03:25:37 PM
after yesterdays disaster..i supped down 2 scoops of superpump 3.0..and hit the ym for legs and cardio day..

40mins running machine
15 mins rowing machine
5 mins cycle

leg extension..5x5 90kgs
leg curl machine for 5x5 35kgs

15mins punch bag
and 5x5 27kgs squats
250 calf raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 24, 2014, 03:22:35 PM
what a disaster of a gym session.........the second one this week

ive  no strength and no oomph...WHY..?

ive been benching 50ks up to this week...but this week I could only manage 40kgs
#


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 25, 2014, 08:21:43 PM
due to me not performing in the gym this week if decided to take the day off

all I did was my daily squat progression for 2 sets and my calf raises

so tomorrow il smash up the gym with lots of reps


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Jaymero on September 25, 2014, 10:55:16 PM
Sometimes a day or two off from the gym or exercise in general is just what you need mate. Your body is obviously rebelling against the intensity that you've put it through of late. Give it time and you'll be feeling fresh once more. :)

Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 26, 2014, 10:25:17 AM
Sometimes a day or two off from the gym or exercise in general is just what you need mate. Your body is obviously rebelling against the intensity that you've put it through of late. Give it time and you'll be feeling fresh once more. :)

Keep up the good work.
thanks for the post....its sometimes hard to take a break from a daily routine etc

ive rested up now..and eat a few naughty carbs...crisps and sweeties to get energised

il be up the gym today..il report how I got on


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 26, 2014, 02:39:28 PM
still not brill...I done just 30k incline benches..AND struggled...!!


 arm hurt on all reps..so I stopped and tried cable crossovers..done a few sets but without enthusasim...


end up doing legs
190 kgs leg press machine
and a few light sets of leg extensions

and to round off 10 mins on the punch bag and medicine ball cardio



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 28, 2014, 03:31:56 PM
after last weeks gym disasters ...........ive decided to go back to a proper plan...and try 5/3/1 program

even thou its taking a step backwards for a while..but it will kick start and add new interest to my training

today i  have been off road cycling and doing a few bicep curls along with my daily squat progression and calf raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 30, 2014, 07:38:52 AM
tried my first session of 5/3.1 yesterday...I started with bench press  seeing as last week I was pushing fresh air...a good session I push the required percentages of my 90% of my 1 rep max

felt good..and followed it up with my assist lifts cable cross overs pec deck..and tricp cable pushdowns


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 30, 2014, 09:11:10 PM
hit the gym to do 5/3/1 legs today..my nemisis squats

done just light sets as dictated by the workout 30k,35k and 38 ks

hopefully il not suffer doms this week if my daily squats have an effect

like this 5/3/1
then assist sets of squats and leg press with leg extentions and curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 01, 2014, 03:49:43 PM
a rest day today as the 5/3/1 says
so I just done my daily squat progression..35k on the bar...I have a little soreness after the leg session yesterday..but far better than before


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 02, 2014, 03:19:12 PM
legs are settling down nicely today....the doms are fading hoorah..!!

so hit 5x5 of 35k daily squats again..then 45mins treadmill running

and my next phase of 5/3/1  oh military presses

15 k,17k..and 20k


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 03, 2014, 03:07:02 PM
done my last 5/3/1 session of the week..deadlifts...92k the heavest for 10 reps..

my daily squats seem to be having the desired effect of keeping the dreaded leg doms at bay...suffered only two days with them this week after a hard leg day..rather than a crippling week of them

weight now down to 11st 11lb..2lb off my normal running weight..as my marathon training starts this week
6 months prep work for the full and half brighton marathons next year


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 04, 2014, 10:44:06 AM
slammed in an easy 5k park run this morning...25 mins over 5k

way off my pb but that was the plan..steady easy pace...building up the leg time and endurance for my marathons assult next year

my leg strength is gaining momemtum  squat progression having an effect now........the doms after leg day were noticeably less


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 05, 2014, 06:03:23 PM
5x3 35kg squats today only...........!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 06, 2014, 03:25:14 PM
started my second week of 5/3/1 with bench press..

5 x 32.5 kgs
5 x 36.5 kgs
10 x 42.5 kgs
not the most impressive lifts..but they are what the system dictates at this point
cable cross overs
daily squats of 3x 35kgs
calf raises
and ab work

I have eat a high proportion of carbs over the last 3 days and low protein..as im startin my marathon train this week to

back to the higher protein intake tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 07, 2014, 08:50:18 AM
tired this morning, but still went out to nail a short 4k run in the pouring rain..eat eggs and cheese for brekkie...plus  32grams of protein shake


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 07, 2014, 03:41:37 PM
hit the gym for a rather sedate leg day..the 5/3/1 squats are somewhat lighter than my daily squat progression..but hey that's what the system dictates

it felt like I had not done anything...followed up with a few reps of leg extensions and leg curls..

incline bench and pec  machine flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 08, 2014, 08:37:57 PM
I took the opportunity to do my day of 5/3/1 deadlifts as the gym was empty today...

3x75 kgs
3x 86kgs and rep out 10 of 97kgs

plus some assist work...
being only the second week of the system I leave the gym feeling underworked..but I suppose as the weights go up the work will increase

its nice to step back to light work for awhile


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 10, 2014, 04:25:41 PM
the last 5/3/1day of the week and its military presses...

not an exercise ive done much off....I don't like overhead work as I feel awkward doing them..but I improved on last weeks easy weights...maxed out at 10 reps of 22.5 kgs

and done assist work with bench ...press machine lifts...overhead lat pull downs

dumbell overhead home presses and boxing


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 12, 2014, 10:44:44 PM
only ran a 7k run this morning and 40k for 5 sets of 5 on my home squat progression..im glad to say the doms seems to be keeping away


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 13, 2014, 06:08:36 PM
hit the gym today for the 3rd week of my 5/3/1
done bench today...hitting 43kgs on my final set of the system for 11 reps..which I was pleased with

done a few assist bench sets..and heavy cable flys


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 14, 2014, 03:13:55 PM
hit the squats today.........felt good even though thre session was short and sweet..hit the final set of squats on the 5/3/1 for 15 reps


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 16, 2014, 03:45:18 PM
hit my 5/3/1 deadlifts today............102kgs on my final set for 6 reps..wow totally knackered

then hit bend over rows for 6 sets
cable flies and seated 90 kgs rows

and to round off seated cable bicep curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 17, 2014, 05:48:11 PM
had a real workout today....kick off with a 7k run at a slow pace..progression training for my marathons early next year

then hit the gym this afternoon for 5/3/1 millitry presses..ooh hate them  I just cannot do them right

I did complete the final working set of 8 reps of 25kgs

followed by lighter assist sets which made my shoulders scream by the end...
hit some 30kgs squats for 5 sets..then dumbel flys

moved onto the shoulder press machine reaked out 5 sets..and to cap the day walk 3 miles into town


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 19, 2014, 04:42:51 PM
hit the road for a 6 k run this afternoon...nice steady pace..brought on a good sweat and calorie burning mode

carb loading today..for an all out effort in the gym next week

thanks for reading my journal so far....please leave a comment or advice..it will be gratefully recieved


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 20, 2014, 03:27:11 PM
hit the gym today for my 5/3/1 deload week

done squats and incline bench....60% of 1 rep max

and 30 mins on the treadmill



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 21, 2014, 05:55:43 PM
had to stay at home today..but as its deload week from my 5/3/1 program

I used my home gym for a 5x5 body routine today plus fast home 30kg progression squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 23, 2014, 03:19:28 PM
my second session of the week on my deload 5/3/1 system..but rather than go light I tried for a new pb bench press wow..i hit 55kgs for 2 reps..a pb by 2.5kgs

and 50kgs squats for 5x3..hopefully my daily squat progress will have helped my severe doms problem on squatting..so far ive kept them at bay by squatting lighter daily..so this is the big test we will see what happens in the next 24 hours

upping my protein levels to 165+grams daily


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 24, 2014, 03:24:40 PM
finished off my 5/3/1 deload..with a few heavy for me 50kg squats...5x3

45mins treadmill running....bag boxing and medicine ball cardio


and im down to 11st 11lb now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 25, 2014, 08:42:12 PM
the end of my 5/3/1 deload week saw me run a park run event in 23.10 minutes today..cool

and a few sets of bicep curls...

back to the program from Monday tomorrow is rest day from the weights time to cycle


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 27, 2014, 04:46:03 PM
back I the gym today for the second mesocycle of my wendlers 5/3/1 system


I had to wait awhile before I could get onto the bench..due to some equiptment hangers on


so hit the treadmill for some intervals and then onto the leg extension machine..

once I got to the bench I did my 2 sets of 5 and hit 11 reps for 40kgs on the + set
and followed it up with lighter presses and cable flys before hitting the pec deck

just before I left I hit a new pb on the squat of 3 reps of 60kgs .I don't add in bar weight as I can not always get the same bar weight

wow my daily squat progression is paying off


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 28, 2014, 05:51:33 PM
an unscheduled rest day today...the builders were in..
a few chest doms  and little sleep coupled with my flu jab and an early start to work
saw me eat a bit and hit the sheets earlier than expected

back tommrrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 29, 2014, 04:14:27 PM
hit the gym for my 5/3/1 deadlift session...

carbed up with Weetabix and superpump 3.0

breezed through the sets hitting 11 reps at 95kgs on the +set


my weight has stabilised on 2200 cals at 11stone 12lb

ab deffo just reappearing


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 30, 2014, 04:45:41 PM
straight into the gym   hit a few  squat warm up sets..
 then smashed the required 3 sets of wendler squats

hitting 10 reps of 51kgs on the plus set...two sets of additional squats..bingo

finished and left

gym time 20 mins


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 31, 2014, 04:12:41 PM
military press day...........not an exercise I like doing..but I banged out the required set of wendlers

hitting 8 reps on the plus set...with 22.5 kilos on the bar


is there an alternative to this move..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 01, 2014, 02:10:51 PM
jus ran a park run 5k this morning in 21.56 my third fasted time

only wendler 5/3/1 curls to do later..will round off my day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 02, 2014, 07:04:40 PM
a 24 hour refeed is under way...I feel flat and little energy after this weeks efforts and running..i stuck to 2000 cals this week 400cal deficit

so a well earned binge day was in order as I am ramping up my marathon training now..the extra calories will soon get burned off in the next few days...so no fat gain is expected

my ab definition is returning again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 03, 2014, 04:17:28 PM
hit the gym today for my 5/3/1 bench day

a 24 hour refeed had me feeling full but energised

it was 3 rep sets today breezed through them hitting 11 reps of 43kg on the plus set

cool

then done cable flies
pec deck
and ab cable pull downs

im enjoying the wendler system..it does give me a goal to aim for at each gym session..rather than
just doing anything


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 04, 2014, 04:45:01 PM
with my right calf screaming this morning after a disaster of a run :o..i hit the gym for my 5/3/1 sets of deadlifts...

I managed 6 reps of 100kg on the plus set....but felt I should have got more....so I done 4 sets of 2 reps of the 100kg as assist work...........

100 reps of cable 22kg bicep curls and 100 reps of cable bicep pull downs followed


with 5 ets of ab cable curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 06, 2014, 05:22:04 PM
squat day on my 5/3/1

hit a new pb on my assist set of 75.5kgs


now im wondering wether to rest my wendler pb for next months cycle


going well on wendlers
 hopefully the next the next two cycles will see me up a few more pbs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Mr Hypertrophy on November 07, 2014, 02:08:29 PM
Can you explain the Wendler system?


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Post by: Jaymero on November 07, 2014, 02:12:06 PM
Wendler is the powerlifting / strength program of 5/3/1 isn't it?


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Post by: Mr Hypertrophy on November 07, 2014, 02:17:27 PM
Ill Google  ;)


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Post by: egg-custard on November 07, 2014, 09:07:58 PM
yes it is a strength type program...short sets...progressive weights

I like this program as it gives me an aim for my gym sessions..rather than just doing weights aimlessly and no forward progression

today I  did military presses...10 reps of my of 25kgs

ran 10k this evening in prep for the brooks 10k in brighton next weekend

my weight is a steady 11st 11lb on 2000 cals a day

but from Monday will up it to 2250 to take in account the millage il be running in training for next years brighton half and full marathons


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: p0stscript on November 08, 2014, 11:18:11 AM
do you weight train with running in mind, or do you see them as two separate activities?


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Post by: egg-custard on November 08, 2014, 02:25:44 PM
a bit of both really..a bit of a contradiction here..

ive been running for quit awhile...but felt I needed to be stronger..but not not to heavy...

so I took up weights to achive that aim after my surgery in 2011 where I lost weight and strength

I enjoy the weights so i decided to dedicate 4 days a week to them in between bouts of training for my  running events
I think both hobbies have combined well
im strong leaner and the strength ive gained on the weights have certainly made me a far stronger endurance runner

thanks eggy


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Post by: Nic on November 08, 2014, 02:46:26 PM
Do you not find your legs fatigued from weights when you go to do your run sessions (or from running when you train legs!)?


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Post by: p0stscript on November 08, 2014, 02:56:49 PM
a bit of both really..a bit of a contradiction here..

ive been running for quit awhile...but felt I needed to be stronger..but not not to heavy...

so I took up weights to achive that aim after my surgery in 2011 where I lost weight and strength

I enjoy the weights so i decided to dedicate 4 days a week to them in between bouts of training for my  running events
I think both hobbies have combined well
im strong leaner and the strength ive gained on the weights have certainly made me a far stronger endurance runner

thanks eggy

cheers eggy, it seems to be working for you.


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Post by: egg-custard on November 08, 2014, 03:52:56 PM
Do you not find your legs fatigued from weights when you go to do your run sessions (or from running when you train legs!)?
they use to after squat day...with doms  and I use to run short distances with them..but since ive been doing squats everyday..the doms have stayed away..and consequently...ive been able to up my running training

my worry is trying to keep my weight stable now ive hit my running weight of 11st 11lb
with the added weight training


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Post by: egg-custard on November 08, 2014, 06:45:00 PM
only did bicep curls today to round off my wendler system this week

even thou im on a cut..i decided to eat a bit more this week as in racing next sunday..so the carbs have been upped


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Post by: egg-custard on November 09, 2014, 10:04:29 PM
rest day for me from the weights..so in prep for next sundays race..i took to the roads to run a fairly fast but hilly 5k run..in 28 mins


looking o to beat my pb 10k time in the brooks 10k...


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Post by: egg-custard on November 10, 2014, 03:56:05 PM
done my 5/3/1 bench   hit 45 kilos on the plus set for 8 reps....could have done  a few more but I don't want to substain an injury before the weekend as in running an event race..

done my progression squats as well today..........

a bit low on calories today..as its not been a good day to fit everything in..will try to gab a few sarnies later


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Post by: egg-custard on November 11, 2014, 09:49:28 PM
felt like crap today..so I skipped the gym..............but will be back there tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on November 13, 2014, 04:51:40 PM
a little off colour this week..but still done my 5/3/1 deadlifts yesterday..hit 10 reps of 106 kgs..looking back to where I  started my lifting at the gym..i could only lift 50kgs so im well pleased with my progress..i use plate weight only in my calculations

but today im feeling poorly again..and have achy shoulders..so resting up as I have a comp run on sunday..don't want to get a strain or injury before ten..so resting up today and having a haircut


will finish my weeks system lifts tomorrow with military presses






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Post by: egg-custard on November 14, 2014, 04:31:50 PM
oooh military press day today...don't like them but done them in accordance with the 5/3/1 system


hit 9 reps on the plus set for 26kgs

then done assist dumbbell seated overhead presses

best of all hit another squat pb of 75kgs


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Post by: egg-custard on November 15, 2014, 02:35:13 PM
today im carbing up big style....been at maintaince and just below for 3 months now...as im running the brooks 10k tomorrow and going to try some new one rep maxs next week as its suppose to be 5/3/1 deload week....il eat above maintance today mostly carbs hopefully il loose the added on water weight etc tomorrow and during he next few days


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Post by: egg-custard on November 16, 2014, 02:54:02 PM
ran in the brighton brooks 10k today finished in 50.56.......a good run....but abet a bit crowded due to over 3000 runners and a narrow course..

so after the carbing up of the last few days  il return to my diet on Monday to get my abs finally to show


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Post by: egg-custard on November 17, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
supposed to be my 5/3/1 deload week....but feeling pretty good after my run yesterday  and an empty gym..i hit the bench for the next weeks wendler bench press sets
easily hit 11 reps on the plus set at 42ks

then I continued my daily squat progression,,repping 60kgs on
the bar for a few sets


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Post by: egg-custard on November 18, 2014, 04:40:18 PM
very tired today so gave the gym a miss today

legs shot and chest tight....best not risk an injury

be back tomorrow for boxing training


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Post by: egg-custard on November 19, 2014, 04:07:01 PM
done some boxing sparring..wow.... how tiring...I thought I was fit ..phew ..!! boxing tough..!!

 
knocked off a few heavy for me ......squats..!




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Post by: egg-custard on November 20, 2014, 08:33:43 PM
felt a pain in my back and shoulders today...and spat up a little blood upon waking up this morning

so as its deload week I gave the gym a miss..body needs a rest as ive been pushing some near pb weights for me recently...!!


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Post by: egg-custard on November 21, 2014, 08:08:16 PM
I felt better today..so I finished off my supposed deload week by hitting my one rep max on the bench for 3 sets of single lifts..then deadlifted and rep 100kgs...before doing a new pb weight for me of added plate weight of 80kgs for partial rep squats

then ran 6 kilometres this evening


still brought up some blood this morning..maybe I have been exerting myself to much this week


anybody else had this


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Post by: egg-custard on November 23, 2014, 05:19:56 PM
again had  pinkish spit upon waking after 3 hours sleep

im a tad worried now.........is this from exertion..?

will rest up  again today..frustrating


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Post by: egg-custard on November 24, 2014, 04:32:29 PM
felt good today...so its back to the 5/3/1 again....bench day....hit the required weights and sets easily enough..considering the + set was over my previous pb before I started my wendlers....so well pleased with the progression.........went on to do my daily squats and cable accessorary sets


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Post by: egg-custard on November 25, 2014, 04:17:22 PM
done military presses today..i hate them...I can not really get the form right or indeed pus much weight doing this movement..so will do what I done with my squats and do a daily press progression


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Post by: Mr Hypertrophy on November 25, 2014, 04:55:24 PM
I found doing military press behind the head was best for me, it massively reduced the temptation to arch the back and also helped me keep my form strict.
I think some people really struggle with them due to shoulder flexibility issues, might be an idea to try and do some movements to increase flexibility in your shoulder before you attempt the exercise.


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Post by: egg-custard on November 25, 2014, 09:57:00 PM
hi thanks........I was thinking of dumping the movement from my wendlers..and add in a second squat session....and just use seadted dumbell presses on my bench press day

will try your suggestion maybe with light kettles..cheers egy


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Post by: egg-custard on November 27, 2014, 07:49:50 PM
yes back to the wendlers today......deadlift day.........wow hit an easy 12 reps on the plus set with 107kgs.... and the went on to hit a new pb 125 kgs of added plate weight for one rep


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Post by: egg-custard on November 28, 2014, 04:57:36 PM
made a mistake by doing two heavy lower body movements day after each other..

very sore today in my lower back and legs..........but still manged to get 8 reps on my plus set of 55kg added plate weight squats

done some leg extension machine for my assist work..and a 5k run..been a tiring week..with a funeral and extra busy work load at work  and pushing some heavy for me weights and pbs...

still I got there and that's the main thing..........cheers for reading and please leave a comment or advice..  eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on November 29, 2014, 07:21:23 PM
lower back still sore....so hit my wendler bicep curls today...im up to 35kg on the plus set

then hit 20kg 5x8 forced reps of dumbell curls

why am I not losing weight now  calories at 1900 a day...155grams of protein a day

running 5-10ks twice a week..plus 4 days in the gym..plus working full time night manual job...do I lower cals even lower..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Mr Hypertrophy on November 29, 2014, 10:36:54 PM
Seems off that you are not losing weight taking in such low calories and undertaking that much activity.

Do you think its possible that your body is now slowing down your metabolism because it recognizes that the calories you are burning far outweighs your calorie intake...kind of like survival mode.



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Post by: Nic on November 29, 2014, 11:37:24 PM
I definitely don't think you should take kcals lower if you're starting marathon training and doing weight training. Your body won't know what you're asking of it.


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Post by: egg-custard on November 29, 2014, 11:51:27 PM
that's what bothers me a tad...I really don't want to go lower in cals...but would like to get more definition before I really hit the marathon training and upping my carb intake to suit.
its difficault to know how to approach my targets now


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Post by: egg-custard on November 30, 2014, 08:59:20 PM
very tired today.............so I have took a rest day today.......went to fuel my boat up today..and upon lifting the fuel can up..i felt my back scream out..ooh!!..spent the afternoon with a hottie bottle and pain killers


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Post by: p0stscript on November 30, 2014, 09:18:09 PM
hope you recover quickly and no serious damage.


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Post by: egg-custard on December 01, 2014, 12:35:17 PM
hope you recover quickly and no serious damage.
cheers mate..better today thanks painkillers hot water bottle and an early night has done the trick...up for benching today
ooh not a good session....the bench was busy so I had to hit squats today.... not a good idea with lower back pain...but I hit the required wendlers sets..just...hitting 9 reps on the plus set with 60kgs....but I will add a second squat session later  in the week..as I do need to hit bench first, maybe the after weekend crowd will be gone tomorrow...funny Mondays is the only day my gym is busy


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Post by: egg-custard on December 02, 2014, 04:06:14 PM
not a good session today.....felt sicky today..so just hit my wendler sets of deadlifts and bench...going to take  a couple of days of from the gym...as I think I need a break.hitting near max lifts has taken its toll...
and I will repeat the same cycle again next mesocycle..



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 03, 2014, 05:27:06 PM
today I took a day off......I usually only get 3 hours sleep a day..BUT TODAY..i sleep for 9 hours.....ooh....and felt very sheepish when I awoke ....maybe after the last two effortless workouts..i needed a good recoup..........

hopefully tomorrow il be back on song....is today an ideal time to eat a few more carbs...?


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Post by: egg-custard on December 04, 2014, 06:54:31 PM
felt better today...so I repeated my set of wendlers bench work I did earlier this week

I added 2 more reps to the plus of 45kgs going from 8 earlier this week to 10 reps

im holding steady at 11stone 12lb on 2000 cals

ab deffo is show a little in the mornings now but disappear as im eating through out the day...but I feel im getting there slowly



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Floydy on December 04, 2014, 09:43:21 PM
Just looking in mate and I think I'll stay. A Hell of an opening story, bud, you've certainly been in the wars haven't you?
Well done on your progress, I'll keep following this :)


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Post by: egg-custard on December 05, 2014, 04:27:03 PM
im glad this weeks work is over...I had some blood tests this morning leaving my arm sore..but I had to do my wendlers overhead presses....I hate this exercise..but did it anyway adding an extra 2 reps to my previous attempt at 26kgs plate weight on my plus set so I presume its a pb as sorts..done machine shoulder presses assist work.....and home dumbel overhead presses..and ran an 8k run around the park


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 06, 2014, 10:10:18 PM
Just looking in mate and I think I'll stay. A Hell of an opening story, bud, you've certainly been in the wars haven't you?
Well done on your progress, I'll keep following this :)
thanks mate its appreciated........we all have a few dark days in our lives...but having the strength to carry on and think positive is what we all strive for..hopefully its all behind me

bodybuilding has for me given me a new insight to my life..and has done wonders for my attitude to life in general
all the best eggy


Title: Re: Re: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Floydy on December 07, 2014, 12:52:58 PM
Just looking in mate and I think I'll stay. A Hell of an opening story, bud, you've certainly been in the wars haven't you?
Well done on your progress, I'll keep following this :)
thanks mate its appreciated........we all have a few dark days in our lives...but having the strength to carry on and think positive is what we all strive for..hopefully its all behind me

bodybuilding has for me given me a new insight to my life..and has done woders for my attitude to life in general
all the best eggy
That's really positive. 8)
I think this is a good place to post your thoughts and concerns about your previous hardships as well as your training progress. I'm sure you'll get plenty of support on this forum. :)


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 08, 2014, 05:38:08 PM
hit the gym for bench press day...went well....hit 47kg plate weight on the bar for 6 reps..then rep out on 40kgs

followed by cable cross overs...pec deck...and t bar rows

and of course some ab cable crunches...
felt a worthwhile session today after recent poor ones

weight now 12 stone with no increase in fat levels even though in hitting a few more calories now for a few weeks as I embark on my marathon training


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: p0stscript on December 08, 2014, 06:42:26 PM
good to get back in the grove again isn't it, put the bad behind and press on


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 09, 2014, 04:50:39 PM
EVEN BETTER SESSION TODAY...WOW..!! IT WAS WENDLERS DEAD LIFT DAY.. one of my fav lifts...I completed my sets and hit the prescribed 111kgs on the plus set with ease..so I loaded up the bar..with added plate weights to 120kgs...repped out a few...mmm now that was easy...SO I OPTED TO TRY MY RECENT NEW PB LIFT OF ADDED PLATE WEIGHTs 125 KGS.. (145kgs total)...great lifted for two reps....wow felt I could go more..mind you ive been eating a bit recently..so felt full and strong...So as I had  two more 2.5kgs plates to hand I wacked them on the bar to take my total to a new pb weight for me 130 kgs in plates  (150kgs in total)...yes I strained a bit and the form was a tad off BUT.. i done a full rep of this weight....yes yes eggy has done it..cool...!!..then I dropped the weights on successive sets..for another 10 sets..then onto 40kgs sumos and straight legged lifts...and finished my session with the rowing machine...my best ever deadlift session..wow il ache tomorrow..one happy eggy...!!


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Post by: p0stscript on December 09, 2014, 07:46:27 PM
Excellent, no wonder you're so chuffed


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Post by: egg-custard on December 10, 2014, 03:55:46 PM
just a short session today..as the boilerman was coming to repair the wall heater...
so I took the opportunity to throw up my sets of hated military preses...


my plus set was 27kilos of added plate weight which I repped out 5 reps...poor poor ..but I cannot do this movement well.

I think I will dropped the exercise from my routine and just have a session on the machine press and dumbels





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 11, 2014, 04:31:50 PM
hit my 5/3/1 squats today repping out 6 reps of added plate weight of 62kgs

followed by 6x 3 sets of 65kgs then 5x5 sets of 50kgs...wooh..!!

then I did 80kgs partial squat reps with the cage saftey bars set 4 holes below the bar


t bar rows and some lateral pull downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 12, 2014, 04:37:33 PM
rest day ....did not do the gym today  but put in a 10k run instead

after yesterdays epic for me squat day my thighs are a little sore but not as bad as they use to get even with the low volume of squats I use to do then

so all in all a good week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: p0stscript on December 12, 2014, 05:23:10 PM
10k after a squat day! you like to push yourself eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on December 12, 2014, 07:42:40 PM
lol.............as they say  all pain...no gain.............I think that's right...I must say..my thighs are burning...so ive slapped on a menthal cooling gel...and 2 iburafen...ah bliss..!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 13, 2014, 06:52:34 PM
had a rest day today..but a sad day to...  as I had to let my boat go...for financial reasons...ooh that's the end of my boating after 10 years..its so hard to make ends meet these days...even thou ive been working full time nights for the last 16 years..i just could not afford to run her......oh well that's life I suppose a kick in the teeth.

il keep running and pumping iron..at least its a cheap hobby


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 14, 2014, 06:42:29 PM
hi hit my wendlers bicep curls today not strictly in the wendlers format... but ive been doing this the wendlers way just to hit some pbs...

hit 37kgs on the plus set for 10 reps..then just a few lighter sets to round of a tiring week..
its deload week this week so will factor in more cardio and running alongside a few different weight exercises just to mix it up from the wendlers programe


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Post by: egg-custard on December 15, 2014, 04:25:19 PM
first day of deload week...so I ran 5k this morning....squatted 65kgs bench pressed 40kgs and deadlifted 70kgs..and finished off with cable crunches of 70kgs

a weird session...!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 16, 2014, 04:16:07 PM
2nd day of deload week....just hit the cable cross machine repping out flys...

then onto the chest press for reps...ran a 5k to round off the day..!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 17, 2014, 04:42:59 PM
3rd day of my wendlers deload week...as you can guess ive stopped doing wendlers altogether this week taking the opportunity to hit a few of the machines in my gym along with a few other type of exercises...cool im enjoying it

today I just done biceps..hitting standing cable curls..repping out as much reps as I could going up and down the weights.. nice simple but tiring session...!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 18, 2014, 04:37:26 PM
hit another deadlift pb today..wow...

threw up my recent pb of 130kg plate weight for 3 reps....so I went for another 2.5 kgs...braced up and lifted it for 2 reps..brill...so I stuck on another 2.5 kgs for a total plate weight of 135kgs..pulled up for 2 reps..bingo...repped back down to 80kgs...which was a pb at the beginning of the year..so what progress..

then done cable ab crunches  and left the gym   job well done I think...!!


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Post by: p0stscript on December 18, 2014, 09:32:24 PM
well done on pb


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Post by: felix on December 19, 2014, 04:56:45 PM
Well done Eggy on the deadlift PB that must be at least 145kg and possibly up to 155kg depending on the weight of the bar you are using.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 19, 2014, 05:09:30 PM
Well done Eggy on the deadlift PB that must be at least 145kg and possibly up to 155kg depending on the weight of the bar you are using.

thanks mate...I use the thinnest bar I can find at the gym so Il take 145kg total...im beginning to feel 2 years of hard effort is now really beginning to pay off...I hope to continue to progress next year even though my marathon training will effect my gym work for awhile..but I plan to keep the calories high and the protein levels at 1g per kilo b/w cheers its appreciated

today I ran a 10k early this morning at a leisurely pace  56mins for the distance

then I hit the gym for a set of 52 kgs benches....72kgs squats and 5x5 20kgs military presses all plate weights
tired but a good deload week from wendlers routine..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 21, 2014, 06:44:46 PM
wow im tired........no gym for two days....taking a rest..as im wacked out..busy at work...and running..............!!



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 22, 2014, 04:32:57 PM
due to work commitments ..and gym closures I managed a quick 20mins today 5x5 52kg squats and some cable flyes...gym was busy and ready for early closer

ran a 5k inline with my marathon hal higdon training plan...

feel short changed today....
stop my wendlers due to festive schedule...will resume new year when the gym opens fully again...



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on December 22, 2014, 11:54:13 PM
5x5 squats and a 5km run on an incline...I wouldn't feel too short changed tbh! ;)


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Post by: egg-custard on December 23, 2014, 04:12:48 PM
again time restraints held m to a short session..just 10x2 reps of 105kg plate weight deadlifts and 5x10 20kg decline bench press..plus 10 mins lesson on boxing ring craft.. standing yor ground..


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 24, 2014, 04:45:10 PM
Christmas eve.............and I ran a 5k straight from work overnight...ooh so tired..but I needed to do it... as my marathon training plan dictates it..
gym closed ..so i will just throw around my home free  weights for a few days..and eat some food....so happy Christmas all...eggy


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Post by: p0stscript on December 24, 2014, 06:01:57 PM
Merry Christmas, enjoy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 25, 2014, 11:18:28 AM
Christmas day.....breakfast...handful of sweet biscuits
                                          fresh pineapple,bacon,sausage,fried eggs,tomato,mushrooms    
                                          fresh baked bread.. coffee

kicked of the day with a high fat,protein and calorie breakie..yummy...!!
now mid morning..some beer and sweeties and more bikkies
dinner now eaten...beef,gammon and all the veg trimmings...plus some nuts and more beer and sweets..i feel stuffed...but will eat tea later...I love this eating thing..!!

more food gammon sarnies crisps and more beer....feeling bloated now...calorie overload.... will eat later again thou..
but will be out in the morning for a run..7 miles this time as my running plan dictates


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 26, 2014, 11:46:07 AM
boxing day..and im feeling like a balloon this morning...!!

did not feel any lighter after the morning bathroom visit...

but hay ho..im off for a slow 7 mile run up hill for the first 3 miles,,

completed in 1hour 10 mins at a crawl of a pace....ooh over eating yesterday was not a good idea right at this moment


eat less rubbish today...feeling less bloated to after a few heavy bathroom visits...be back on song tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on December 27, 2014, 10:49:57 AM
feel lighter and a bit sore in the legs after my run yesterday...

back to throwing some home weights around later today...and will put in a slow recovery 4 mile run today as well...lucky for us in the south no snow....but I saw on the news about other parts of the country that had it..not good..hopefully it will be short lived ..

has the weather stopped your from training ..?


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Post by: egg-custard on December 28, 2014, 07:01:58 PM
heavy night at work so just a 4 mile run today...so I can be nice and fresh for the gym tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on December 29, 2014, 04:36:46 PM
hit the gym again today...racked up 125kgs  plate weight on the bar for deadlifting...as this was a new pb a few weeks ago...and after a weeks gym rest..this went up easier than I would have thought for 5 sets of single reps..then repped back down in plate weights...then some 80kgs sumo deadlifts and finished with 80kgs partials

a set of bench presses and cable flies

finished of with a few cable ab crunches

with the short gym opening hours over the new year il be just hitting in and out sessions until next week then back on to my wendlers 5/3/1 hopefull with the festive feeding and rest il progress quickly over the next wendlers cycle


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Post by: egg-custard on December 30, 2014, 06:52:47 PM
corr did I feel crap today....so rested up this morning..and just ran 3 miles this afternoon


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Post by: egg-custard on December 31, 2014, 08:43:47 AM
gyms only open for awhile today....so will go and hit the squat rack..bashed out 30 mins on the incline running machine..then..hit the rack for a few sets of plate weight 65kg squats..

hopefully as from Monday I can get back to my wendlers routine


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Post by: egg-custard on January 01, 2015, 08:00:00 PM
gym closed so hit my home weights for biceps..10x10
then military presses 10x10
and a few dumbell concentration curls

tomorrow going for a mt bike ride over the downs



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Post by: egg-custard on January 02, 2015, 03:41:49 PM
oooooooooooooooooohh !!

7 miles off road through the mud on my mt bike today..big hill climbs and deep ruts put my poor old legs throu it today....doms in a bad way tomorrow I suspect....


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Post by: egg-custard on January 03, 2015, 10:19:34 AM
oooh sore legs indeed..but not like doms from squats thou....the last day of my xmas eating anything will be over today..then its back to the running diet...loose 6lb in 7 weeks in readiness for the brighton half marathon...done this last year in 1 hour 57 minutes
then

im doing my full marathon 26.2 miles run in aid of the red cross in april

www.justgiving.com/eggysmarathon


supposed to have run 5 miles today.but as my legs are shot I only managed 3 miles before I was forced to walk....


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Post by: egg-custard on January 04, 2015, 10:09:48 PM
day off today..so I went boat fishing instead....


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Post by: p0stscript on January 04, 2015, 10:30:01 PM
way to go on R & R


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Post by: egg-custard on January 05, 2015, 03:56:29 PM
oh no  I was supposed to go back to the gym today...but my chest is all heavy and tight..as in flue..headache and my neck is stiff..so I will not go today..calling the doc I think..really feel like crap
again I have blood in my spit..this keeps happening

will do arms on my home freeweights if I feel better later



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Post by: p0stscript on January 05, 2015, 04:39:17 PM
fingers crossed


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Post by: egg-custard on January 06, 2015, 09:31:49 PM
no training today..doc has put me on lanzaporole saying the blood might be the result of acid reflux


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Post by: egg-custard on January 07, 2015, 04:02:33 PM
felt bad again today..but still hit the gym for a short heavy session.

120kg plate weight deadlifts....and 60 kg squats


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Post by: egg-custard on January 08, 2015, 07:48:10 PM
felt better today after a week of feeling crap...so I hit heavy squats again today..with bench press and ab cable crunches....

il be back to wendlers next week


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Post by: p0stscript on January 08, 2015, 08:46:01 PM
glad to hear you're on the mend


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Post by: egg-custard on January 09, 2015, 09:26:49 AM
glad to hear you're on the mend
thanks mate its appreciated..

good thing about the gym...just being there lifting seems to concentrate the mind away from the aches and pains for awhile

all the best..eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on January 09, 2015, 04:14:34 PM
a new pb deadlift today at 140kg plate weight...after a health scare week

hit also 60kg plate weight squats and cable arm bicep curls

now will I have to reassess my wendler max deadlift total..?


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Post by: felix on January 09, 2015, 09:40:53 PM
Well done on the PB Eggy your deadlift weight is flying up.


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Post by: egg-custard on January 12, 2015, 05:17:12 PM
back to my wendlers today...hit military presses ..hate doing them ..but did them ok...25kg on the plus set for 7 reps.
then hit a pb of 30kg plate weight for 2 reps....a new pb weight for the millatary press


assist work was seated 5kg dumbbell shoulder presses
and 30 min treadmill incline run


the new tabs are giving me stomach ache


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Post by: p0stscript on January 12, 2015, 10:33:34 PM
PBs keep coming mate, well done


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Post by: egg-custard on January 14, 2015, 03:59:05 PM
my new tabs that suppose to cure my blood in spit problem..has made me feel worse..sickness diarreha and cronic wind and bloating.. a kept me awake so no sleep.so doc has gave me some different ones to try today...

but I still hit my wendlers bench press today...it was a bit of a struggle but I still hit 8 reps on the plus set


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Post by: egg-custard on January 15, 2015, 04:48:01 PM
felt better today ...the new tabs seem to be working....no blood coming up..!! yippee..!!


got on to my wendlers deadlifts.....120kg plate weight use to be my 1 rep max..but I breezed off 10 reps of it...wow..now that's real  progress for me


assit work rows..barbell and dumbell rows and I did a few 60kgs squats to


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Post by: p0stscript on January 15, 2015, 07:36:32 PM
very good progress eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on January 16, 2015, 10:38:14 AM
very good progress eggy
appreciated mate thanks...
felt the best ive felt for awhile today...so I got back to my marathon running plan..and knocked off an easy 4 mile run..cool...as I have the half marathon to run in 5 weeks time before getting into the big milage for the full brighton  26.2 mile marathon in april...
the blood problem...is being caused by..acid scarring of my food pipe...the new tabs seems to have worked very quickly in sorting this problem out..no blood taste or any sign of it for 2 days now and that's a big step forward..as it has been almost a daily problem for the last year or so..

now hopefully with a clear mind I can concentrate on my aims again now...I was always a touch nervy that the blood in my spit would suddenly become unstoppable or really poor out if I done to much...but the doc says exercise has no bearing on the sickness..
onwards and upwards once again..il update this post after ive been to house of pain today..eggy


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Post by: p0stscript on January 16, 2015, 10:57:19 AM
good news about blood clearing it, and nice to know it's not affected by exercising.


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Post by: egg-custard on January 16, 2015, 01:32:04 PM
apparently its due to stomach acid...
and the tablets lower its acidity...??



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Post by: egg-custard on January 16, 2015, 04:13:25 PM
hit the gym for squats to round off my wendlers week..


found that if I used a wider stance for squatting..my lifts improve and feel better



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Post by: egg-custard on January 17, 2015, 12:55:02 PM
just a 5 mile run today in frosty conditions...and biceps curls and lightweight military presses


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Post by: p0stscript on January 17, 2015, 02:42:40 PM
...and biceps curls and lightweight military presses

not whilst running I hope  ;D


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Post by: egg-custard on January 17, 2015, 05:49:25 PM
lol..............but its a good way to improve molecular strength


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Post by: Badger on January 18, 2015, 11:39:31 PM
Keep that deadlift freight training moving mate! You will surprise yourself at just how strong you will get if you keep doing what your currently getting done.

Have fun Eggy.. It's great when the weights keep flying up  ;D


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Post by: egg-custard on January 19, 2015, 03:57:38 PM
Keep that deadlift freight training moving mate! You will surprise yourself at just how strong you will get if you keep doing what your currently getting done.

Have fun Eggy.. It's great when the weights keep flying up  ;D

thanks its appreciated

woke up today with a slight pull in my shoulder...probley from lifting cages at work..so  I shied off the gym today as I was going to do military presses..mmm not a good idea..but will do some light home weights to kick off my week...and will put in a run today as well


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Post by: egg-custard on January 20, 2015, 04:38:50 PM
done my 5/3/1 squats today..shoulder a little tender so thought id play safe

push up 65kg plate weight on the plus set today....using the wider stance from the other day

must say its more controllable this way

additional ...was 30 mins treadmill then rowing machine followed by 3 sets of each leg press,leg extension machine and leg curl machine





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Post by: egg-custard on January 21, 2015, 04:34:43 PM
hit wendlers bench today...a good session saw me up my reps on plate weight 45kgs from 8 to 10 reps on the plus set...

im making some good gains now since I started this wendlers system 4 months ago..

all my lifts are significantly up....wow


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Post by: egg-custard on January 22, 2015, 06:12:49 PM
home gym today due to building work...

but done my cross trainer...static bike...10x10 bicep curls and used my bottle shaped punch bag

sweated a bit..but a good session..back to wendlers deadlifts tommorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on January 23, 2015, 03:55:57 PM
deadlift day...wendlers dictates I need 108kgs plates for my plus set today

pushed out 10 reps of this followed by assist sets of 115 kgs plate weights for single reps...then sumo deads for reps


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Post by: egg-custard on January 25, 2015, 04:10:50 PM
yesterday I did home 5/3/1 bicep curls....and some cardio

today I hit 7ks up hill in my marathon training run


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Post by: egg-custard on January 26, 2015, 04:10:41 PM
back to the gym today....for wendlers bench press...47kg plate weight on the plus set for 6 reps today...my bench is slowly progressing but im begining to feel im near my max at the moment...,,so will reassess my max there for next months lifts    BUT I took the oppertuninty for a spotter to rack up two pb`s squats..i first upped my pb to 77.5kgs added plates WOW..then with a spotter I pushed up 3x 80kgs reps from the wider stance mentioned in the other thread..IM CHUFFED TO BITS....but my glutes feeling worked out...!


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Post by: p0stscript on January 26, 2015, 04:23:49 PM
well done on the squats


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Post by: egg-custard on January 26, 2015, 05:06:06 PM
well done on the squats
thanks mate its appreciated.....my eating above maintance seems to be paying off at the moment..but I need to lose a few pounds in the next for weeks as im running in the brighton half marathon then....looking for a 1 hour 35 min finish


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Post by: egg-custard on January 28, 2015, 04:48:35 PM
wendlers deadlift day today.............WOW..!!!


hit my set sets of 5/3/1  with 10 reps of plate weight 114kgs on the plus set....SO I went for a new pb again...I felt good pumped with superpump 3.0

so I loaded up the bar with added 142.5 kgs..lifted for 3 single reps...

THEN WENT FOR THE BIG ONE...145 kgs  a new pb by 5kgs struggled up for 1 rep....YIPPEE.!!


but that was it ..went for a second rep..no way it did not come off the floor..!!

so assist work was sumos 110kgs and repped out on 80kgs stiff legs

onto 30mins fartleks on the running machine

and bicep curls


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Post by: p0stscript on January 28, 2015, 04:57:38 PM
you seem to be coming along leaps and bounds, well done on PB


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Post by: egg-custard on January 29, 2015, 04:30:49 PM
rest day for wendlers today..so I did some repping out with moderate weights on the bench   and on the incline bench as well

then some tri rope pull downs..followed by 10x10 machine rows


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Post by: egg-custard on January 30, 2015, 04:07:20 PM
my legs were shot for todays wendlers squats...

I was up early this morning..and out for a 10 mile run...in 1 hour 40 mins...then I hit the gym 4 hours later
I could only just do my squats due to achy legs

5.....49kgs plate weight
3.....56kgs.. plate weight
1....5 reps of 66kgs..plate weight

then two assist sets of 50kgs

onto 1 set of bicep curls
 3 sets of 14kgs incline bench

and 10 mins on the rowing machine
not much volume in the gym today...but hay ho...its been

a good week with new pbs and two good marathon training runs

I think ive earnt... a rest..feed up..and a hot soapy bath..!!!



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Post by: egg-custard on January 31, 2015, 05:46:01 PM
just 5/3/1 bicep curls today followed by assist 10x10..30kgs bicep curls


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Post by: egg-custard on February 01, 2015, 07:07:18 PM
rest day from the weights and gym...slept in.....and then ran a 5 k...prep for my impending marathon runs


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Post by: egg-custard on February 02, 2015, 05:31:12 PM
deload week from wendlers...........so I took the opportunity to hit the leg machines..

leg extentions

started off at max weight on the machine for 5 partial reps..and after each set moved the pin up one plate at a time decreasing the weight..but upped the number of reps I did..until I got to the minimum weight of the machine where I done 25 reps

then onto leg curl machine done a similar think but started at mid range weight as I cannot move the max on this machine...total about 12 sets
then leg press...repping 5 sets of 110kgs
then abducter machine 50 reps...adductor machine..50 reps

ran on the incline treadmill..35 mins
3 sets of light chest press...and 3 sets of light overhead press machine

5 sets of light squats..and to finish 3 sets of tri pull downs and 2 sets of machine ab curls


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Post by: egg-custard on February 03, 2015, 07:01:43 PM
just bicept curls  10 sets of 10 + 1

and a short burst on the cross trainer

legs sting after yesterdays session


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Post by: egg-custard on February 04, 2015, 04:37:24 PM
two new pb bench presses today..old pb plate weight single lift was 52.5 kilos

today..2 lifts of 55kgs..it went up with a struggle..but went up

so I wacked on two more small plates to take my plate weight to 57.5 kgs and fully repped out one shaky rep..wow....!!

assist work was single reps of my old pb..waiting 4-5 mins between reps

15 mins treadmill
some bicep curls


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Post by: egg-custard on February 05, 2015, 04:31:22 PM
 supposed to be deload day with deadlifts..but...!!

wow...beat my pb from 145kg plate weight to 147.5 kg plate weight

ive put on 10lb in weight since xmas and eat far more carbs in the mornings now..

its making a big difference in my gym efforts


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Post by: p0stscript on February 05, 2015, 04:33:17 PM
well done on weight gain, carbs definitely help gym efforts


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Post by: felix on February 05, 2015, 11:57:36 PM
Well done on the PB Eggy I always feel stronger when my carbs are higher as well.


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Post by: egg-custard on February 06, 2015, 04:20:32 PM
rest day from the gym after yesterdays deadlifts...so its the end of deload week..back to the wendlers on Monday

ran a 12 mile run today..inline with my hal higdan marathon training plan...bit faster than easy pace saw me complete in 1 hour 59 mins

will do my biceps and light squats with my home bar and weights later today


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Post by: egg-custard on February 08, 2015, 06:59:26 PM
ive started 2 weeks of eating less..as I want to be ready for my half marathon run on the 22nd..
so should I stop my creatine to..to get a bit tighter by then..?

walked 5 miles today..as im a touch achy in the legs still after Fridays long run

veggies and chicken for me this week..!!

back to wendlers tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on February 09, 2015, 05:03:31 PM
bac to wendlers today..as im 2 weeks off my half marathon race..warm up for the full one in april..
im going to do my wendler lifts but only do two assist exercises with them

as I don't want to risk an injury a the moment

ive step up from 5/5/5..to add another rep on these sequences

so today it was 6/6/6+ of squats
15 reps of the plus set of 62.5 kgs added plate weight

new pb partials of plate weigh 85 kgs..when im mean partial I mean very short movements
10x10 light bicep curls

a quick 5 k run and im done for today


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Post by: egg-custard on February 11, 2015, 10:13:14 PM
wow............pains today....some doms..but that's not a worry...11 days of the half marathon and I gets a boil on my right knee..ooh..lots of lancing..tcp....lyons ointment..and antibiotics........with naproxen pain killers

legs tired...and stiff neck to


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Post by: egg-custard on February 12, 2015, 04:55:45 PM
today I did wendlers bench press...42.5 kg added plate weight hit 10 reps on the plus set
assist presses and incline presses to...followed by cable flies

did a 4 mile run this morning


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Post by: egg-custard on February 13, 2015, 03:59:44 PM
no gym today....but put in a 15 mile run today..slow pace..completed in 2 hours 29 minutes


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Post by: Badger on February 13, 2015, 05:47:12 PM
15 miles..tip of the hat mate...I dislike having to drive that far  ;)


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Post by: p0stscript on February 13, 2015, 06:15:09 PM
15 miles..tip of the hat mate...I dislike having to drive that far  ;)

second that on both counts


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Post by: egg-custard on February 14, 2015, 11:13:47 AM
15 miles..tip of the hat mate...I dislike having to drive that far  ;)
thanks mate.....in the next few weeks il being upping my weekly long run even more

im a little bit concerned that it might eat into my muscle gains..eating higher carbs and protein now to compensate



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Post by: egg-custard on February 14, 2015, 11:17:35 AM
15 miles..tip of the hat mate...I dislike having to drive that far  ;)

second that on both counts
cheers mate...im one week out from the brighton half marathon now..looking to beat last years time of 1 hour 57 mins..im fitter and stronger now..so heres hoping

then the big 26.2 miler in april..ooh..!


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Post by: egg-custard on February 14, 2015, 07:21:43 PM
did bicep curls wendlers format...no running as my legs are tight from yesterday




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Post by: egg-custard on February 17, 2015, 01:50:10 PM
rested up yesterday...actually slept a bit longer than I usually do..but awoke feeling grott..and the return of the blood tasting in my mouth
a tired effort in the gym today...just cable flies...just felt exhausted

then I put in a 2 mile jog..just to turn my legs over in prep for sunday...

carb loading now..........pasta and tom sauce for tea


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Post by: egg-custard on February 18, 2015, 06:39:53 PM
again rested up....................I feel so lazy..but it will pay divvies on sunday


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Post by: egg-custard on February 20, 2015, 12:13:56 PM
carb loading in progress....ready for sundays half marathon....porridge for brekkie...

loaded egg and bacon sarnie on white crusty bready at 10.30..

drank my beetroot juice...and have a few bottle of lucazade sports drink...have been caffeine deficient since sunday...so will be well pumped when I hit the pre workout before my race

just 30 mins on the treadmill and 1 set of heavy squats....and 3 reps on the bench press
completes my rest week..!!


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Post by: egg-custard on February 21, 2015, 03:43:35 PM
carb loading today...........no  workouts today

half marathon tomorrow


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Post by: p0stscript on February 21, 2015, 04:39:53 PM
all the best for the race eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on February 22, 2015, 05:14:34 PM
thanks postscript

completed the half marathon in a new pb time of 1 hour 48 mins 23 seconds...wow
great run..good weather...a credit to brighton and the organisers...
next run..the brighton full marathon in april..
www.justgiving.com/eggysmarathon

24 hours recovery and il be back to my wendlers



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Post by: Trow on February 22, 2015, 06:52:46 PM
well done eggy!


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Post by: egg-custard on February 22, 2015, 07:33:56 PM
well done eggy!
thanks its appreciated.....filled up with carbs now..my garmin said I had burnt off 1772 calories during the run...


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Post by: p0stscript on February 22, 2015, 10:51:40 PM
Well done on pb


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Post by: Badger on February 23, 2015, 08:04:06 AM
Nice work Eggy, it seems that strength training does complement running after all!

Did the run feel any different to previous races you have done?


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Post by: egg-custard on February 23, 2015, 10:24:31 AM
hi mate thanks...........last year I weighed 11 stone 6lb for the half marathon...this year I ran weighing 12stone 3lb...I felt stronger...and was able to maintain a quicker pace right through the run...even though I carried more bulk...
but I have been training hard for the full marathon in april....im sure following the strength program has helped in someway...especially as I have concentrated on upping my squats..

the prob now until april is I need to run higher millage in my training runs up to 20 miles+on the weekly long run....im going to have to be a bit cautious about  fitting in and recover from the runs and my wendlers
and im having to  look at my nutrition now as well...high carbs and protein..any advice..?

im so close to my set donation total....for the Red Cross....you can see my updates and if I get the total I will run the marathon with red hair...ooh...and will post a post a piccie if I get my total...I am really so close...any amount you can donate people will be greatly appreciated by me and the charity www.justiving.com/eggysmarathon
massive thanks..andy  aka eggy



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Post by: Nic on February 23, 2015, 11:50:24 AM
Well done on the PB :D


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Post by: egg-custard on February 23, 2015, 01:37:40 PM
Well done on the PB :D
thanks its appreciated..eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on February 24, 2015, 04:09:08 PM
back to the gym for my wendlers

as im still sore in the legs and upper arms after my effort in the half marathon on sunday...I chose only to warm up with a 20 min slow jog on the running machine...
and hit wendlers bench...
did only the required sets of 32kg....37kg.....and 42k plate weights pushing out 10 reps on the plus set...
not a lot of anything today...but im still in recovery..il be better and less tired by the end of the week

back to night shifts today..dentist on Thursday..and a 16 miles marathon training run to fit in this week as well..ooh.must eat more carbs..!!


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Post by: egg-custard on February 25, 2015, 04:01:01 PM
did wendlers 5/3/1 deadlifts today.....

but now I have added 1 rep to the system...today was 6/6/6+
added plate weights to a 15kg bar
82kg......100kg......110kg for 8 reps...an improvement of 2 reps from 2 weeks ago..as im repeating the week due to running

surprisingly..i got two more reps as im tired and achy from being back at work..no sleep..and leg doms from the half marathon...only did a few assist sets today..as its a bit of a deload week

135kg for 5 single reps....and 80kgs sumo dead lifts for 3 rep sets

went home as im out for a 4 mile run later today..


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Post by: egg-custard on February 27, 2015, 03:37:44 PM
ive realised that the next 6 weeks are going to be really tough.

as today I did a 16.5 mile run in 2 hours 41 mins....on tired legs after racing in the half marathon last sunday..plus doing my wendler sets in the gym this week and workin nights...!!
I went this afternoon  to do my wendlers squats...ooh no energy left in the tank once I walked up the half mile hill to the gym.

all I did was 6/6/6+
50 kg/55kg/ and 62.5 kg added plate weight...last week I repped out 15 of this weight on the plus set..but today only managed to do  the 6 required...ooh
I think im going to have to cut back a bit in the gym for the next few weeks otherwise I wont make the marathon in one piece..any advice


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Post by: egg-custard on March 01, 2015, 10:02:39 PM
total rest day today............leg doms  fading now........already for another weeks training..!!


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Post by: egg-custard on March 02, 2015, 06:44:11 PM
today I ran 30 mins on the running machine.....15 mins on the cross trainer..and some tricep cable pulldowns..and home bicep curls

ive decided per advice to ease off from my heavy weight wendlers to do lighter weights and more cardio for the next few weeks




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Post by: egg-custard on March 03, 2015, 05:20:42 PM
tired today....but did 20 mins treadmill walk with 1kgs dumbells doing bicept curls at the same time..and did 4/4/5 squats as well


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Post by: egg-custard on March 04, 2015, 06:53:02 PM
total rest day....I ache all over today..woke with a steamer of a headache...


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Post by: egg-custard on March 06, 2015, 05:58:51 PM
ive refrained from running apart from 2 short treadmill runs..as ive felt tired and drained

im running in a 9 miler trail run sunday..so thought the rest would be good

just been doing short light sessions in the gym to this week...

sorry my journals a bit short of content at the mo


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Post by: p0stscript on March 06, 2015, 10:31:18 PM
no need to apologize, good luck Sunday


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Post by: egg-custard on March 07, 2015, 10:49:44 AM
thanks mate im doing the henfield 9 miler..shoud be a good leg stretch for the coming week

I feel better today...I think I must have caught a bug or something early on this week as ive been totally wacked out...ive fed up on a few carbs and got some  sleep...and now ok ish...

wont do much today.apart from a short walk into brighton town centre to get myself some more jogging pants and air strips to help me breath on my runs..as I have had 2 broken noses in my life and as a result breathing through my left nostril is a little restricted


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Post by: egg-custard on March 08, 2015, 05:08:21 PM
im glad I rested this week..as I had a great prep race for the brighton marathon in april...as I ran in the henfield 9 mile trail run today..a toughish race along a disused railway line..a road section..a long muddy river bank section..styles and gates as well

I completed the course in a easy paced 1 hour 17 minutes..a decent run..as I did not push myself to much...as the marathon is my main priority at the moment
if you wish to donate a few pennies to the British Red Cross which im running for In the  Brighton marathon

www.justgiving.com/eggysmarathon


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Post by: egg-custard on March 09, 2015, 09:38:28 PM
had things to do today..so could not go to the gym today..
legs tired from the run yesterday..so once the chores were done I eat and rested

back to the weights tomorrow






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Post by: egg-custard on March 10, 2015, 06:48:14 PM
ive packed on a stone in weight now since Christmas...dispite me training for a marathon...and gym sessions and an active job...

Its all on my tummy..i have no more visable fat on my legs or arms at all

today I did 3 k on the treadmill..plus 10 mins rowing machine
and 5x5 tricep cable pulldowns


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Post by: egg-custard on March 11, 2015, 05:56:08 PM
another 3 k on the treadmill today...and just one set of cable flies..as some ignorant person wanted to share the machine in an empty gym..and would not wait 5 mins for me to finish

fear im loosing will to use the weights at the moment with my marathon running training

4 weeks to go to the race............and im seemingly focusing on running....I don't want to loose the efforts in the gym...

wiil a break of 4 weeks be detrimental..?


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Post by: egg-custard on March 12, 2015, 06:41:47 PM
I ache more today..doing very little gym work

so im resting up..for a big 18 mile run tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on March 13, 2015, 12:32:25 PM
A good nights sleep saw me up early today..to hit the big 18+mile run
carb loaded at 5 oclock this morning..brown bread toast...with honey
lucazdae sports with added creatine and two tabs of caffeine


hit the road at 6 o clock...

chilly overcast but nice day along brighton seafront....the run was good..slow steady pace to start..the first 10k in 57 mins


slowed down during the middle miles taking in high life gels at a steady rate.. carb drink on board to

I must admit I felt good..at as per advice chaps thanks...refraining from wendlers and heavy
weights have certainly made a difference
I breezed in with only slight achy legs at 3 hours 2 mins for the 18.5 miles

next target 22 miles with a sub 3 hours 20 miles included
bring on the marathon...you can sponsor/donate for the British Red Cross me at
www.justgiving.com/eggysmarathon
it very much apreciated



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Post by: egg-custard on March 16, 2015, 03:18:56 PM
just a quite few days............have backed off the gym for a few days.this marathon training is getting a bit intense now...but will be back to the weights tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on March 17, 2015, 04:15:35 PM
treadmill running.............and some deadlifts...........and some time on the rower..!!


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Post by: egg-custard on March 18, 2015, 06:53:48 PM
tired,tired ...................3 weeks to go for the marathon...then I can get back to my wendlers...!!

not lost any size yet.....but strength is waining...!!


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Post by: egg-custard on March 21, 2015, 12:32:13 PM
this marathon training has taken over all of my gym time now...but as I have only 3 weeks to go...its only a minor concern

done a big long run yesterday..legs are holding up well...surprisingly so

maybe my squat routine have helped


not long to go..then il be back to wendlers


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Post by: egg-custard on March 23, 2015, 09:51:56 PM
today is the first day of my peak week in my marathon training...il be hitting a big run on Friday...so today was an hour on the treadmill for 6k
and back on the leg press hoorah..a set of 190kgs


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Post by: egg-custard on March 24, 2015, 10:10:41 PM
a weight only session today..just to give my legs a well earned break..

bench and bicepts..high reps low weights



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Post by: egg-custard on March 26, 2015, 08:25:35 PM
rest,rest,rest...and more rest...!!


im running my last big training run before I taper off....22 miles it going to be tough...!!


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Post by: p0stscript on March 27, 2015, 10:50:13 AM
all the best with it, then onto big day.


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Post by: egg-custard on March 27, 2015, 02:14:24 PM
all the best with it, then onto big day.
big thanks..its appreciated ..from this site and just giving....

3 hours 45 mins for 22.4 miles at training pace...tired but ok afterwards...im spot on for a sub 4 hour time in the race now..

hot and sticky out today...lots of other runners doing there long runs today...good luck to all

lots a fair bit of fat now..my muscle deffo looks more defined than ever before..wow an unexpected result but muscle look smaller and feel harder  I think...when I get back to the gym..will I regain any size.?


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Post by: egg-custard on March 28, 2015, 05:53:33 PM
rest day today............eating lots..after burning off 2600 calories off yesterday

legs ache..but its not like leg doms from squatting

tapering now..so will add a few light weight routines in this week..


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Post by: egg-custard on March 30, 2015, 03:04:55 PM
oooh.. I tried a few light weight sets today...squats curls and bench...........what a struggle..

marathon training in the peak weeks certainly drains your energy for the weights etc.....!!

so I think I better just leave the weights for the next two weeks now

but im not sure  I will pick up where I left my wendlers a few weeks ago

I guess I will have to take a step backwards to progress foward


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Post by: egg-custard on April 01, 2015, 08:48:15 PM
did a 5k run on the treadmill today
and 15 mins on the punch bag


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Post by: egg-custard on April 02, 2015, 03:06:42 PM
just a few sets of weights for bodyparts today...as its just over one week out from the marathon...!!


legs are achy..so just a short long run tomorrow...........10 miles...!!






Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 04, 2015, 04:17:43 PM
last run before the marathon..i did a heat run of 5 miles...which included wearing lots of clothes...then running,walking,skip-hopping, sprints and hills

just a relax week ahead..and just leg turning with carb loading on Friday etc

then its back to muscle building  hooray..!!


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Post by: egg-custard on April 08, 2015, 09:02:20 PM
only a few days to go to the marathon and im raring to go.....

but im itching to get back to the weights..im feeling a bit soft..and a bit of fat due to the carbs

but il sort that next week


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Post by: egg-custard on April 10, 2015, 06:29:19 PM
 :D picked up my brighton marathon race number today 2102

im fit and ready to tackle the 26.2 miles now........I will post up how the race went for me


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Post by: p0stscript on April 10, 2015, 08:11:08 PM
all the best


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Post by: egg-custard on April 13, 2015, 01:52:47 PM
day after the brighton marathon..and my legs are wrecked....but Im happy... I fully ran the race in 4 hours 4 mins and 14 seconds...!!

it was sweltering,crowded and a real grueller..but I stuck to my pre race plan and gritted it out...
13,000 runners... a massive crowd.. and my idol jo pavey made it a fantastic well staged event..

I used my bulk powders elevate prework out before the race great stuff helped me out no end..no sicky feeling and kept me focussed highly recommended
AT last I can get back to my weight training and lowering my recent high carb diet..




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Post by: Badger on April 13, 2015, 02:03:09 PM
Sounds like a fantastic day Eggy! Great time aswell, it looks like your training worked a treat.


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Post by: p0stscript on April 13, 2015, 03:43:32 PM
well done


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Post by: felix on April 13, 2015, 11:04:17 PM
Well done Eggy.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 14, 2015, 09:27:01 AM
thanks folks its appreciated

funny now im getting over my aches and pains..my muscle feel well pumped tight..and ive seemed to have more definition even thou ive not been hitting the weights recently..

loads of carbs last week left me feeling bloated but now its gone and there quite a differerance to how I look...maybe this running has been good for my overall fitness

should I just drop a load of carbs and pick up the protein..or should I graduallury reveret back

incedently I lost 3lb in weight during the run and day after...burning off 3367 calories during the race...quite an experience

any thoughts/advice folks..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 15, 2015, 11:40:26 AM
cool..i feel good again now .. so its going to be a light weight workout today at home with my weights..just to get things going again...without bringing back the soreness

just confirmed my place in next years 2016 brighton marathon...must be mad..lol

it was a cool experience..and now ticked off my bucket list


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 20, 2015, 03:24:34 PM
BACK IN THE GYM TODAY.........!!

at last ive been able to hit the gym again and the weights...but rather than jump straight back in with my wendlers program..i instead done a half weight full body type thingy


with  machines and low free weights and 10 reps  for 3 sets


ooooh I felt very tired after this first session back......even with half  a scoop of the preworkout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 23, 2015, 09:14:43 PM
been a difficault week ..with a family bereavement..so the gym again took a back seat
but I did manege a 45 min workout today.. mainly cardio, boxing, 30kg squats and rowing machine.. with few bicept curls thrown in

my diet has been winky wonky to


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Badger on April 23, 2015, 10:20:37 PM
Always hard to lose someone close mate, I have always found that training is a good habit to stay through the hard time as it give you something constructive to focus on.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 24, 2015, 02:40:24 PM
Always hard to lose someone close mate, I have always found that training is a good habit to stay through the hard time as it give you something constructive to focus on.

thanks mate its appreciated..

im hoping ive not lost to much ground on the gym front..as with the marathon and the bereavement this week ive not really trained propley with weights for a month now..but hope fully I can regain/make up for lost ground soon


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Post by: felix on April 24, 2015, 11:40:12 PM
Sorry for your loss Eggy.


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Post by: egg-custard on April 25, 2015, 04:25:50 PM
Sorry for your loss Eggy.

thanks mate its appreciated............

funny im really sore today after that small workout the other day..the squat doms have returned..so I will go back and do my daily squat routine again to re overcome them..


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: p0stscript on April 25, 2015, 08:24:10 PM
sorry to hear of your loss


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Post by: egg-custard on April 26, 2015, 08:56:42 PM
sorry to hear of your loss
cheers mate..a bit of flat clearing today of my mums things was a sobering experience...
 felt like I was intruding and dismantling a lifetime..

il be back on song after the funeral this week..



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 29, 2015, 08:08:15 PM
right its back to the task at hand...busy today..so ive started my daily squat routine again today 50x 30kgs squats

I need to get to the stage where squating does not cause me the deliberating doms  it use to  again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 30, 2015, 07:25:06 PM
ooh again something turned up.. that took my time up today that I wanted to return to the gym..

what a month..not what I planned...and now almost a month off decent gym training..

im loosing strength by the day I feel..muscles soft and deflated

will I pick it up again


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Post by: p0stscript on April 30, 2015, 09:27:32 PM
you'll soon be back on form eggy, no problem


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 01, 2015, 03:14:22 PM
I managed a gym session today..wow..!!1

so I hit the compounds...just to have a get back to it intro as such

started on a 15 mins treadmill walk to get loosened up

then hit deads
 repeated single reps  of 125kgs (plate weight)  5 kgs over my start of the year 1rp max..but short of my new pbs
but it got the body going again..i want to hit 150kgs this year

then on to 50kgs (plate weight) squats for 3 sets of 5 reps..felt tired now ooh that's come on quick
then two sets of only 30kgs (plate weight) bench press
I felt almost done in now

but hit the rowing machine for 10 ins before heading home..im all set now to hit it hard again next week
il spend the weekend carb loading


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 03, 2015, 04:26:08 PM
 ;DYES..I SMASHED ARMS TODAY..!! after a month off from any real weight training.. I hit my arms today with an hour long assault on them... took 1 scoop of bulk powders assult preworkout love this stuff  I..then started on light dumbbell curls..followed by light barbell curls...before upping the weights for high reps on both dumb and barbell curls..then hit triceps with heavy as I could manege skull crushers and kickbacks..then I supersetted more bicept curls with pushups...and finally after as many sets as I could manege I repped out on light dumbbell curls whilst watching the cycling  Yorkshire tour on telly..my arms are on fire now.. had advocado mixed with a chicken breast and mayo..for my meal... and a scoop of choccy whey shake with 5grms of creatine..multivits and zma and vit b12, fish oil..eggys back on the game..........RAISE THAT BAR BOYO..!!


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Post by: p0stscript on May 03, 2015, 07:57:53 PM
bet it feels good to be back into it, well done, back in the game


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Post by: egg-custard on May 03, 2015, 08:36:04 PM
bet it feels good to be back into it, well done, back in the game
cheers mate..it does feel good..ive been out of sorts recently..but now things are behind me I woke up at midday from my night shift will a sense of let get this done...tomorrow il be at the gym..cheers eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on May 04, 2015, 05:29:57 PM
ooh the gym was closed today....!!

my arms are pumped and sore....hoorah..that training feeling is back in the house again..!!

so today I done a few home exercises and light barbell work...il be pounding on the gym door tomorrow...

I will hit bench and squats..at my wendlers weights again..but will take a step back and repeat.before moving forward again
I was down to 11stone 3lb a year ago...now I at 12st 4lb..with little fat on my arms legs etc..but have a bit on my belly
bit will cut again in june after ive been carping in france..!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 05, 2015, 04:40:43 PM
hit the gym for chest and shoulders and back....



bench press.......50kgs..repated sets

flies.......repeated sets

machine rows...................50kgs
machine flies
dead lifts..only 50kgs for repeated sets

cable crunches
cable tricep pulldowns
 single isolation bicept curls
latral raises

oooh eggys knackered..!!




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 06, 2015, 04:03:50 PM
 8)hit legs today...!!
started off doing treadmill running for 10mins..before moving onto squats ..banged out a few 40kgs plate weight squats to warm up..before hitting 70kgs plate weight for 5x5
then back to repping out 40kgs again...
done a few reps of deads and rows just to give my legs a few moments to recover before hitting leg extensions for reps at 35kgs and then a set of 60kgs..moved onto leg curls then onto the leg press for a 190kgs set and then 5 x5 of 120kgs
boxing for 10mins and a few lights curls to finish


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: p0stscript on May 06, 2015, 06:58:57 PM
three days on the trot, definitely back. DOMs here we come  :D


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 06, 2015, 09:03:15 PM
arms and back are sore today...but il bite my teeth and ride out the legs when they hit tomorrow................ooh all pains........will there be gains..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 07, 2015, 04:15:46 PM
corr what..!!!  I have doms all over...!! after 3 days in the gym...will only do light home free weights today..before hitting THE GYM AGAIN TOMORROW..!!

im going to change to a 5x5 routine now rather than wendlers  as I want a change and more volume..

Im also going to add some weighted cardio work to..
#im eating lots at the moment to kick start my work again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: p0stscript on May 07, 2015, 04:45:25 PM
corr what..!!!  I have doms all over...!! after 3 days in the gym...will only do light home free weights today..before hitting THE GYM AGAIN TOMORROW..!!

told ya....

three days on the trot, definitely back. DOMs here we come  :D

nice dedication


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 07, 2015, 06:51:26 PM
lol...............can you predict the winners on the horses to...?


im tough il get throught it...ouch ouch..well maybe not...!


cheers mate I appreciate the feedback..
eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 08, 2015, 04:12:11 PM
started to replace wendlers with 5x5 now..
so I hit 5x5 squats of 50kg plate weight to set a level
then deadlifts  done 125kgs plate weights for reps then
5x5 at 90kgs
followed by a circuit of reps of the weight machines before boxing and treadmill running


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 09, 2015, 05:02:46 PM
achy again today.........do all bodybuilders walk around everyday with some body part aching..?

hit home bicepts today...10x5 ezzy bar curls and dumbbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 10, 2015, 12:44:20 PM
oooooooooooh..!!


I ran over my toe at work last night with a fully loaded roll cage.............!!

ouch my toe is black and blue with a hue blood blister under my toe nail which is half hanging off

just as I wated to hit the cardio again this week..!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 11, 2015, 05:40:41 PM
toe is so black and my nail is about to let go and find its own way in the world........ I lanced it today..it was like a blood red volcano exploding..
due to not walking on my foot propley my calf is screaming out its tale...

no gym today as ive had to go to the probate court with an application

ashes to be spread this week as well
but I will take this as another rest day and  eat lots and hit upperbody hard tomorrow in my new 5x5 format


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 12, 2015, 06:02:04 PM
wow ..my broken toe has really effected my leg strength

2nd session of 5x5 saw me do deadlifts for 95kgs plate weights
up 5 kgs from last week 5x5x5x5x6
phew I was knackered and my right leg (right toe broken) really felt strained..i think because ive been walking funny trying to keep from putting to much weight on my toe


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 13, 2015, 06:34:01 PM
oh my..what a disaster of a month....I had to wait in again today as my toilet started to backfill

my word how long did I have to wait for the drainage people to turn up

sorted now but missed another gym session...so I hit my home dumbs for bicept curls..

but I wanted to squat today..
mind you I did have to over a bucket as the bog was out of action..does that count as a squat workout..?

with such a hit and miss month..i feel im not gaining..!!
how much more missed work can I loose before il have to start over again..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 14, 2015, 06:01:42 PM
hit chest and triceps today

5x5 40kgs bench press
tricept rope pull downs
rope tricept pull ups
cable ab crunches

  a few 52kgs squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 15, 2015, 06:32:09 PM
hit 5x5 squats today..55kgs plate weight
then move onto leg leg press
followed by leg extension

rounded off with chest press machine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 18, 2015, 08:55:42 PM
as the gym was busy today..i concentrated on blasting arms on the multi gym

hit them hard with curls and pull downs


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Post by: egg-custard on May 19, 2015, 08:33:31 PM
my arms have some doms in......wow ..so took a rest day.......I think I should go to the gym every second day rather than each day


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Post by: egg-custard on May 20, 2015, 03:21:18 PM
like this 5x5 system

hit squats today

warm up with an empty bar...then 40kgs for a set then
5x5x5x5x6 of 571/2 kgs plate weight
then 5x5x5x5x6 of 40kgs and warm down

leg extension machiene
les curls
and rowing machine
leg curl


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Post by: egg-custard on May 22, 2015, 05:14:53 PM
deadlifts today

warmed up with the empty bar...then 40kgs plate weight

then hit my 5x5 of 100kgs plate weight 5x5x5x5x6
then 130kgs plate weight singles

then a few 30kgs bench`s
onto dumbell flies and dumbbell presses

bicepts curls with dumbells and eezy bar

15 mins treadmill and 10 mins rowing machine


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Post by: egg-custard on May 25, 2015, 05:32:01 PM
after a rather upside down month eggy is off to france at the end of the week for 7 days of carp fishing..
so when I get back it will be to put this bad month behind me and re hit the weights hard again

ive bulked up now to 12 stone 8lb from 11 stone 7ish from last summer

so I will be time to cut a few calories again..so il be hitting the weights this week and eating what I like for the next two weeks also
 then follow me as I try to uncover my 6 pack...that I feel now is there..as still the top ones are still showing despite a layer of fat
will take piccies this time around

eggy



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Post by: egg-custard on May 26, 2015, 05:38:41 PM
banged out 5x5x5x5x6 of 60kgs plate weight squats  a new pb sequence WOW

im really getting to grips with squatting now..found my most comfortable stance and progress though the move in a controlled ay now

looking to better my 1 rep max of 80kgs plate weight next time


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Post by: egg-custard on May 27, 2015, 03:01:54 PM
hit chest and bicepts today...

progressed after a dodgy start ( see training forum) on the bench today to 5x5x5x5x6 of 45kgs plate weight
and followed by cable cross overs and cable flies

onto cable curls down the weight stack to the bottom 8 reps on each

then home after a coffee at reception to pack my carp gear for france on Friday night
eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on May 28, 2015, 07:14:02 PM
hit squats and deadlifts today............

started on 50kgs plate weight for squats before progressing onto 5x3 reps of 70kgs plate weights

that is the best ive ever squatted..felt good could have pushed more reps and weight I think


then deadlifted for 110kgs plate weight for reps easy peezy......!! again the first time I really found this weight easy
eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on May 29, 2015, 05:30:11 PM
just smashed arms today as it was my last session for a week..as im off on hols fishing


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Post by: egg-custard on June 08, 2015, 03:12:09 PM
hit the gym today   first time in 9 days after my carping holiday in france

just a warm up for 15 mins on the treadmill

then repped out on deadlifts....125 kilos

then some 40kgs squats

just to push through any stiffness I have from inactivity


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Post by: egg-custard on June 09, 2015, 03:27:02 PM
just did a few squats today up to 70 kg plate weight


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Post by: egg-custard on June 12, 2015, 04:25:40 PM
hit the gym today for pb squats



done my first 100kg squat..20kg bar plus 80kgs in plates..managed two reps  WOW..!!


then hit a nearly full single rep of 102 kgs total weight...WOW WOW.


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Post by: egg-custard on June 16, 2015, 02:56:09 PM
back down to 2000 cals at the moment to knock of some of the belly fat ive picked up in the last few months

adding in more cardio now  as ive been a bit lazy since completing the brighton marathon


been heavy squatin ..since ive done a 100 kg squat



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Post by: Nate on June 16, 2015, 03:48:27 PM
hey man, where do you train if you live in brighton???


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Post by: egg-custard on June 17, 2015, 04:14:58 PM
hi..... I train at stables gym..brighton racecourse

did only cardio today...treadmill,rowing machine and cross trainer before jogging home...

12st 9lb today..meals of only mince beef,chicken and veggies today



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Post by: egg-custard on June 18, 2015, 06:21:44 PM
tired and my legs ache today..so hit  bench for100 reps of 10kgs on a 20kgs bar corr it did make me wince a bit

followed by up and down the dumbel rack doing as many reps as I could bicep curls then treadmill and rowing machine
eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on June 19, 2015, 08:36:15 PM
sore pecs today..and some doms in shoulders...........so took a rest day today..as I feel a  little chesty with flem also today

took some measurements today after my 1 stone bulk.....theres no difference in my size compared to before xmas...only my belly has grown


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Post by: egg-custard on June 21, 2015, 07:34:35 PM
only did home work today.......100 reps of a light weight on the bench

bicep curls for 100 reps also

pigged out today as its fathers day..........!


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Post by: egg-custard on June 22, 2015, 05:25:44 PM
im liking this  light weight 100 rep thing ive started to do

today I did 30 mins interval treadmill running

then 100 reps of squats 50 reps of 40 kgs plate weight then 50 reps of 30 kgs plate weight..phew it was hard work

then 100 reps of bicep curls
 100 reps of reverse dumbel flies and 100 reps of 20kg plate weight bench  presses






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Post by: egg-custard on June 23, 2015, 05:27:18 PM
corr..my legs ache a bit after the 100 rep squat session yesterday

so today 2 x10 mins uphill treadmill session...followed by up and down the weights for reps on the dec pec

then 100 light bicept curls and light 100 reps on my home bench

down from 12st 9lb to 12st 5.5lb today..on my latest cut

eating 200grms protein from meat ..lamb steak and chicken....low carbs from veggies

and an overnight cheese sandwich


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Post by: egg-custard on June 24, 2015, 07:05:18 PM
a massive rest day............legs sore....and very tired..!!

but I had an appointment so had to be elsewhere..



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Post by: egg-custard on June 25, 2015, 05:33:50 PM
banged out 10 reps per setting up and down the weights on the cable cross machine...followed by 100 reps on the bench press with a 20k bar and added 15kgs in plates

ab cable crunches followed..then 50 reps of tricep pull downs

and 3 sets of 5 reps of 30kgs of added plates on the squat bar


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Post by: egg-custard on June 26, 2015, 03:24:07 PM
up and down the dumbell rack  pushing out as many reps as I could on each weight

doing over 100 reps on the 5kgs ones

dead lifts..single rep sets of 110ks plate weight

then some cable bicep curls to finish

I seem to be doing a lot more reps now and putting in extra efforts each gym visit..but not sure im gaining anything



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Post by: egg-custard on June 27, 2015, 08:28:59 PM
blew my arms up today ..the pump was wicked..took 2 scoops of elevate bulk powders pre workout..awesome


repped out 100 reps of eezee bar curls....then heavy forced bar and dunbell curls

and then repped out with alternating light weight curls and overhead extensions


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Post by: egg-custard on June 29, 2015, 03:24:00 PM
again a 100 rep squat session

warm up  5 reps empty bar
then 5 reps 10 kg plate weight

then 10 reps of 55kgs plate weight
then 10 reps 52.5 kgs plate weight
then 30 reps of 50kgs plate weight
then 50 reps of 30 kgs plate weight
 an improvement in weight over last weeks first effort


calf raises and 7 mins on the running machine

finally 30 reps of  ham/leg curls


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Post by: egg-custard on June 30, 2015, 05:43:25 PM
doms in my glutes...................so just a 10 min jog outside as ive got a race at the end of june

15 mins on the cross trainer.......and light 100 rep bicep curls


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Post by: egg-custard on July 01, 2015, 06:02:07 PM
repped out at each setting height of the cable cross machine

then did the same at each weight rise on the chest press machine


felt good and pumped today..leg soreness disappearing now

back to squats and deads tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on July 02, 2015, 06:47:09 PM
legs sorer today than yesterday...strange..?

chest sore..so as I have had no sleep for 36 hours I decided I needed a rest day today........

eating right to my calorie allowance on my cut of 2100 cls


but I do seem to be quite bloated at the moment...no sure why though..any thoughts?


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Post by: egg-custard on July 03, 2015, 04:31:22 PM
its the first time this week my legs have felt ok..after the 100 moderate heavy squats on Monday..so it was time I hit heavy deadlifts



warm up. 20kgs empty bar and 40kgs

then 5 reps of 120kgs plate weight
        5 reps of 125 kgs plate weight..............above my one rep max from January
        1 rep of 127kgs plate weight
        1 rep of 127kgs plate weight
         1 rep of 130kgs plate weight
         1 rep of 132.5kgs plate weight
         1 rep of 125kgs plate weight
         5 reps of 110kgs sumo style plate weight
          3 reps of 70kgs sumo style plate weight
squats
 20kgs bar
3x3 40kgs plate weight squats
2x5 50kgs plate weight squats

the 5 mins repping out on the leg press/ calf raises 50kgs




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Post by: egg-custard on July 04, 2015, 12:56:08 PM
 :Dsore lower back today after yesterdays heavy for me deadlifts

eat to much last night..feeling bloated today

bicep  barbell curl day today 100 reps of low weight and single alternate dumbel curls to



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 05, 2015, 04:45:39 PM
100 rep 30kgs home bench press and a 4 mile walk/ trot

hot tired and sleepless


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Post by: egg-custard on July 06, 2015, 04:24:48 PM
25 mins fartlek running machine with 2 kilo hand dumbells

sets of 3 reps of heavy for me squats

50kgs,60kgs,65kgs and then single reps of 70kgs

100 light reps of home bench

15 mins fast home x trainer



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Post by: egg-custard on July 07, 2015, 03:39:56 PM
got my order from bulk powders today..after placing my order late yesterday afternoon.. fantastic service and products... a 5 star company..!!


done 100 reps of flat bench.. super setted with preacher curls
then 100 reps of decline bench..f
followed by 100 reps on the chest press
dumbbell flies
shoulder barbell overhead press


3x 3 40kgs squats


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Post by: egg-custard on July 08, 2015, 09:15:55 PM
WOW.. the peach and cream bulk powders whey protein I brought yesterday...tastes amazing..!!


rest day today...ahead of my heavy lifting sessions and running thurs/Friday

eat a little over maintaince in carbs today


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Post by: egg-custard on July 09, 2015, 04:33:22 PM
took the preworkout I brought this week from bulk powders//apple and lime flavour..corr lovely taste tingles within  7 mins..and hit the gym for heavy single reps of squats



started off with total weight of 90 kgs

then 100kgs

then hit a  pb  equalling 102.5kgs

then 2 reps of a new 107.5kgs pb 

AND THEN.........WHACKED OUT 2 REPS OF A MASSIVE FOR ME TOTAL WEIGHT OF 110 KGS...! WOW//ive certainly upped my weights and pbs in the last 6 months

leg extensions and ham curls..
ab machine crunches and boxing/punch bag to finish a great session...all on no sleep..!!


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Post by: egg-custard on July 10, 2015, 03:40:39 PM
a 30 min just deadlifting session

warm up 2 reps  60kgs
then 3 reps of 80kgs

then 2 rep sets of 130kgs
then 2 rep sets of 140ks

then single reps of 147ks

then a few sumo reps of 80kgs

all done inside 30mins


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Post by: egg-custard on July 11, 2015, 02:06:39 PM
my birthday today...53 years old...ooh..!!

so the diet has gone out the window...but will hit it again on Monday....will just hit home biceps today..to keep peace with the family and celebrations


slight lower back doms today after yesterdays deadlifting session


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Post by: felix on July 12, 2015, 01:37:12 AM
Happy Birthday Eggy.


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Post by: egg-custard on July 12, 2015, 08:56:38 AM
Happy Birthday Eggy.
cheers mate ,thanks.......strangely I don't feel I 53 as I have more energy and do far more physical activity..than I did 25 years ago


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Post by: egg-custard on July 13, 2015, 03:39:18 PM
upping the cardio.........I need to get race fit again...

ive had 8 weeks off running ..since my intensive marathon training routine

so today after yesterdays near 4 mile jaunt to get my legs turning over again... I hit the running machine today on the interval mode
on level 6
the smiths machine squats...how awkwards

then the rowing machine and finally  the cross trainer..and jogging home from the gym


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 16, 2015, 05:13:42 PM
200 reps on the incline bench
5x5 heavy bicep curls
sets for reps on the cable cross
 heavy lat pull downs

and cable ab crunches


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 17, 2015, 06:26:46 PM
2 birthdays, one annerversary and a family death this week has made it a real bad week to hang on to my diet..

but  I hit a new pb deadlift today..a lift of total weight (bar+plates)..of 155kgs..WOW.!!

reppped out on drop sets

then cable tricep pull downs to finish


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 18, 2015, 05:57:40 PM
a flemmy chest today...has forced a rest day today.........coughed all night and woke with a sore throat


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 19, 2015, 08:39:09 PM
second day of coughing and a flemmy heavy chest...........another day of rest I think..!!


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Post by: egg-custard on July 20, 2015, 03:04:08 PM
corr I feel rough.....a heavy nose bleed this morning...heavy cough and flem........no gym again as I feel drained


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 21, 2015, 04:32:50 PM
felt better today...so resume my gym work with just heavy squats


 all total weight bar+weights
 started off with 50kgs warm ups

then 70kgs for reps
followed by 90kgs
then 100 kgs for 2 rep sets

AND THEN 3 SINGLE REPS OF A NEW PB TOTAL WEIGHT OF 110KGS ......WOW WOW>>!!

IM ON 2100 CALS AT THE MOMENT AND STATIC AT 171LBS IN WEIHT AT THE MOMENT..I CANNOT SEEM TO DROP ANYMORE
I HAVE VERY LITTLE FAT ON MY LEGS ARMS ETC..ONLY ON MY BELLY THAT JUST WONT GO
WILL I HAVE TO DROP CALS AGAIN..?
IM DOING 4 GYM SESSIONS A WEEK PLUS CARDIO AND AN ACTIVE NIGHT JOB

IM FINDING IT HARD TO FIT ALL MY ACTIVITY IN ON SUCH LOWS CALS........I CANNOT BELIEVE MY CAL ARE SO LOW FOR SUCH AN ACTIVE PERSON


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 22, 2015, 05:22:01 PM
somehow my finger has turned purple after squatting yesterday..a pressure bruise?


flem still not left my chest..as Wednesday is my usual rest day I took it as so,,legs good after the heavy squats yesterday


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Post by: egg-custard on July 23, 2015, 08:27:11 PM
lungs heavy again today so just done some light cardio..my finger is mauve
not a good week.......il look at it as a deload and hit the weight harder when I feel better


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Post by: egg-custard on July 24, 2015, 06:22:33 PM
what a crappy week in the gym....!!  been to the docs..and I have a chest infection............no wonder ive had the coughs.. flem and no energy... !!

im down 3lb in weight surprisingly....so im treating this past week as a deload..and when I get back to the gym feeling better next wek il hit the weights hard


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Post by: egg-custard on July 25, 2015, 05:03:07 PM
felt better today..so I finished my enforced deload week with just isolation and barbell bicept curls.......will be back next week..i need to get a run in my legs for the end of next week so a few carbs to be eat today


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Post by: egg-custard on July 27, 2015, 03:38:00 PM
again felt better today...eat somes carbs before my gym session along with a shot of pre work out supp...hit the running machine for a steady jog

then onto a few reps of squats..job done out in twenty mins..

with get the steam inhale bowl out and a few decongestion tabs and il be good to go tomorrow

thanks for the advice folks..eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on July 28, 2015, 04:01:51 PM
feeling better today..........so hit chest.........just 100 reps of light decline bench then cable flies and chest press

and 5 sets of reps light squats

3 heavy single reps of 150 kgs deadlifts


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Post by: egg-custard on July 29, 2015, 08:45:37 PM
rested up today after two days back in the gym...achy shoulders

eat over my calories today..i love sports gums and wine gums..so treated myself to a bag of each...ooh...!!

but im out running tomorrow straight from work so the sugar carbs will be burnt off

and restore so much needed energy



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 30, 2015, 03:42:18 PM
my best day of the week so far...............heavy squats.......upto pb equalling total of 112kg.then rep down

took the skin off the back of my neck with the bar..any answers to this problem..?

then cable flies
cable bicep curls

ab cable crunches and cable tricep pull downs


all on no sleep this morning and a dose of pre workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 31, 2015, 03:36:52 PM
wow.............deadlift day


oh my..!! warmed up with 50 kgs  total on the bar

then single reps upwards

hit a new pb of 157.5 kgs  easy

then 160 kgs............ooh what..then a new massive new pb of 162.5 kgs

WHERE DID THAT COME FROM..?
finished off with 5 sets of 3 reps 40 kgs squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Badger on July 31, 2015, 04:02:42 PM
Neural adaption, good training and going for it mate. The deadlift is a move that once you have found your groove it can be shocking what you can lift!


Plenty more to come yet  ;)


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Post by: SuperSi on July 31, 2015, 04:31:47 PM
Congrats on your new PB. :)

Sometimes it's just one of those days. I'd grab it with both hands!


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Post by: egg-custard on July 31, 2015, 06:58:55 PM
thanks folk....im just astounded that I added so much to my pb...........im thinking now maybe ive not been really applying myself up to this point

how do I progress on from this...as I don't want to push myself further than i should and risk injury


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Post by: egg-custard on August 01, 2015, 08:49:45 PM
only light home bench today as im racing tomorrow in the Brighton Trailblazer run

a few carbs today...as I feel a little flat today after my rather up and down week.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 02, 2015, 01:08:30 PM
ran the brighton trailblazer this morning in searing heat up and down the south downs hills in a tough race..which I breezed through... in 56 mins.. no fast running just a jog and push up the infamous snakey hill (3 miles of escalating incline..ooh..!!) as it was my first run since the brighton marathon..and the start of my racing season.. there was no point in pushing to hard

especially after my recent chest infection....job well done I think


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 03, 2015, 08:44:34 PM
hit the gym for 15 mins treadmill..just to run off stiff legs

then onto leg curls and chest press machie for moderate weight reps
onto cable chest flies and able bicep curls

a session to kick off the week..not to much but enough to keep the muscle on my cut



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 04, 2015, 03:53:31 PM
so tired a bad session in the gym today..........just some squats to 100kgs and a little bit of chest flies and overhead presses..
a bit of a mixed non descript session
having the house rewired and I work nights so no sleep at the moment for 3 days


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 05, 2015, 04:29:31 PM
don't usually do workouts on Wednesdays now...but today as its been a poor few weeks for me I hit benching in the squat rack for safety as I was near my 1 rep max

I pushed out a good few singles and 2 rep sets  of 67kgs

then repped downwards..
cable flies and rope tri pull downs followed
then finished off on the chest press

a short but sweet extra workout this week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 06, 2015, 03:03:02 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...!! A WELL EARNED REST DAY TODAY..!!!


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Post by: egg-custard on August 07, 2015, 04:20:11 PM
deadlift day......

no pbs today...but did work up  to 160kgs of single reps

then back down to 110kgs for reps and then a few sets of sumo deads


a short session..but a good workout

lots have happened over the last few months to me..but hopefully its all behind me now so Monday its back to the pain and gain



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 09, 2015, 04:03:39 PM
Took the weekend off..as its been a very tiring week with little sleep and a heavy workload at work

so im eating up and resting until Monday..when i be back with no forseable interruptions from now

carbs for me today and hit those heavy squats again


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Post by: egg-custard on August 11, 2015, 03:19:56 PM
GETTING BACK TO IT..!!

deadlifts and light squats and treadmill yesterday


today  wow I was so tired  no sleep and a night shift..the electriction had messed up our rewiring   he stayed to 22.30 to finish up

but this morning the whole downstairs lights blew...ooh..so much for his work..!!

strange how things over the last few months have knocked my training routine out of kilter

diet has gone astray..no cooker etc freezer out  as the power was cut off for hours on end
all the bloke kept saying was  our house is a nightmare to rewire...wha..!! its the same as everyone elses..hidden wires and floorboards

what did he expect  ..!!


nto a happy bunny im not..!!

trained heavy single rep squats some running on the machine and some chest flies

had to get back home as the electrions boss and safety man is coming to see his work after I complained  about it


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 13, 2015, 06:20:54 PM
 WOW...!!         Decided to do chest and a few heavy squats today...repped out bench to 42 kgs in the rack..followed by cable flies...100 decline light bench reps and dumbel flies   ..THEN a few warm up squats before hitting a new pb of 115ks for 2 reps..........ooh my.........!!
whats going on with my strength..!![ /color]


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 14, 2015, 05:10:31 PM
session with a pt today..done deads/bench

good session...felt that I have improved my form...roll on my next session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 15, 2015, 06:42:22 PM
a 34 mile off road cycle today   .wow my legs are blown..especially after yestedays deads

it was good fun..hot and muddy thou



il rest up and hit bi`s tommorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 16, 2015, 03:19:47 PM
home bicept curls today..along with some cardio work..



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 17, 2015, 03:45:26 PM
achy today...........but hit the treadmill,,,,rowing machine.....and a few reps of heavy squats and  cable flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 18, 2015, 05:31:14 PM
OOH..I SEEMED TO HAVE A LOT OF ACHS AND PAINS OVERNIGHT..PAIN IN CHEST..LOWER BACK... WRISTS  HEADACHE AND A STIFF NECK


SO TOOK A REST DAY TODAY..AND EAT AT ABOVE MAINTANANCE..AS I FELT A WE BIT WEAK...

IVE BEEN EATING BELOW MAINTANCE FOR A FW MONTHS NOW..AND DOING HEAVY COMPOUNDS TO LOWISH REPS

I THINK MY BODY HAS SAID HAVE A DAY OFF SO I CAN CATCH UP WITH MY MINDSET....!!



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Post by: egg-custard on August 19, 2015, 03:32:45 PM
TREADMILL RUNNING..............A FEW REPS ON THE SQUAT RACK..........A FEW REPS ON THE BENCH...LEGS EXTENSIONS AND LEG CURLS AND 2 SETS OF CABLE AB CURLS


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on August 19, 2015, 11:56:17 PM
I see Eggy you got 160kg x 5 on the deadlift the other day well done thats great lifting I am sure you be up at 180kg for a single soon keep up the good work.


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Post by: egg-custard on August 20, 2015, 12:20:14 PM
Hi thanks.i did go for 170kgs..but it would not move at all..il slowly build up in tiny increments

my upper back and shoulders seem to be ablaze today..very tired also

so just hit treadmill today..just plain knackered


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Post by: SuperSi on August 21, 2015, 09:27:38 AM
If you can do 160kg x 5, you can definitely do 170kg if you build up to it without fatiguing yourself. For example, something like:

60kg x 10
100kg x 5
120kg x 3
150kg x 1
170kg x 1


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 21, 2015, 04:38:36 PM
hi thanks mate..i tried your advice today

a few reps of the empty bar
then on to
10 reps of 60kgs
5 reps of 100kgs
1 rep of 140kgs
1 rep of 160 kgs

failed at 1 rep of 170kgs..moved it off the floor before I felt I had not the strength or technique right to go further

rested for 15 mins and hit a new pb of 1 rep 165kgs  wow..!!
rested and went home as I felt there was no point in going any further today..so il rest up and do my home freeweights over the weekend
a grateful eggy..!!




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: SuperSi on August 21, 2015, 04:46:56 PM
Firstly, congrats on the PB!

You've definitely got 170kg in you!


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Post by: egg-custard on August 21, 2015, 05:06:08 PM
I feel I will get it...im on a bit of a cut at the moment..i want to get my abs visable now  ..I nearly did a couple of years ago but I had no muscle mass as such  but being stronger now il like to see if I have them now

im down from 12st 5lb to 11st 13lb now..

so il keep plugging a way...and when I get back to eating more again im sure il crack the weight then


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Dan94 on August 21, 2015, 06:34:07 PM
Once you get the surplus of calories back in you you'll definitely manage it mate :)


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 21, 2015, 07:30:27 PM
cheers mate...........I deffo feel stronger on calorie surplus.....mind you im only just eating in a deficeit..as I want to cut real slow and maintain as much mass as possible..only on a 300-400 cal
deficeit

im real sruprised how ive continued on an upward curve considering the cut and my age etc




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on August 21, 2015, 11:47:32 PM
Eggy have you every thought of doing a powerlifting single lift comp in the deadlift, if you got u75kg the british and world qualifying standard for your class the u75kg m3 class is 155kg and if you competed in the u82.5kg m3 class the british and world qualifying standard is 165kg and you are lifting 160kg x 5 already so both these targets would be pretty easy for you and I am sure if you aimed and got ready for a comp you would lift even more.


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Post by: egg-custard on August 22, 2015, 12:56:05 PM
That's interesting you say that.....ive never thought about it before..until I saw you impressive vids

how do I registar an interest in competing

mmm.. im intrequed now


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Post by: Badger on August 22, 2015, 01:07:35 PM
Hi Eggy,

I have to agree with Felix on this, get out there competing and have some fun mate. You will learn at an even faster rate watching other lift in competition and also having judges guide you. The BDFPA is an excellent organisation that is very inclusive.

Here is a link to the BDFPA page

http://www.bdfpa.co.uk

If you go the the Events tab it will tell you where the competitions are and if you have any questions after reading through the site Glen Danbury is an event organiser/lifter/ref and Felix, Supersi and myself all have lifted in the organisation.

My wife turned up to deadlift 72.5kg a couple of years ago and now is around the 125kg-130kg mark..there is no way she would of ever come on so much without the focus that competition brings.


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Post by: egg-custard on August 22, 2015, 01:37:12 PM
big thanks for the info..il have a read up and do some thinking

eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on August 22, 2015, 02:37:32 PM
You should definitely give a comp ago Eggy you will really enjoy it and I have found everyone is really friendly and welcoming to new comers at the comps.


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Post by: egg-custard on August 22, 2015, 02:52:12 PM
I do have a compeditive streak...as in my running events..

so this does spark an interest in me..i never thought I could be this strong...I must admit I have been putting a real effort in with my deads and squats
taking proper form advice has been the biggest help in stepping forward

I will give it  some real thought thanks guys........... eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on August 22, 2015, 07:17:39 PM
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only did home freeweigts today while listening to the football..my team won 1-0..brill as I had £300 on them to win..!! at 10/11

cardio day tommorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 24, 2015, 04:48:55 PM
Mondays is getting back into it day.....pus I had to go to the cementry so today sess was a short one

10 mins warm up treadmill

5 sets of 5 moderate squats..heavy day tomorrow
5 sets 5 of 60kgs and 5 sets of 40kgs on the chest press

2 sets of heavy cable ab crunches
home bi bar curls

job done


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 25, 2015, 04:53:33 PM
did not get the chance to hit the gym today...

so took it as my rest day this week

shoulders still achy and very tired.......

im now stalling on my fat loss.........eating 2000 cals at the moment.......weighed and counted

and not loosing anything after dropping 5lb in the last 7 weeks

my abs are just showing........whats my fat%..?

do I cut more cals ..im now running again..for an event in October.......so where do io from here to cut more fat



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 26, 2015, 03:51:12 PM
feel my strength just waining a tad now...............did squats today...108kgs for one rep..down on my previous best..
then repped down to30kgs

hit front squats to.never really tried these in easrnest before..but di do 5 sets of 10 to 45 kgs

then leg press and extensions for 5sets of 10-15 reps of each

job done ..liked the fronts though..will do more


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 27, 2015, 03:50:16 PM
high volume, 200 reps on the incline bench...and the same on the flat bench........... only 40kgs on the bar to start with on each..the dropping the weights to hit the required reps

then onto dumbbell flies and presses

and the 25 normal squats and 25 front squats

finishing of with 5 x 8 30kgs eeze bar bi curls


ive been listen to bodybuilding pod casts by various so called experts


one said  loose fat fast    cut quick ..loose little muscle..get back to building muscle again

another said cut slow will preserve muscle..make the cut last

whos right..?


another said iifym is not the way to loose fat..another said its fine

whos advice is correct

no wonder bodybuilding is so confusing..!1





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 28, 2015, 04:00:02 PM
                                                      
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                                                     DEADLIFT FRIDAY...!!


HIT THE DEADLIFTS  WITH ONE AIM IN MIND TODAY TO HIT A NEW PB ONE REP MAX  ..!!

my pb is 165 kgs..so armed with new knee wraps  wrist tight gloves and belt..i set out to achieve the above

a short  session was the order of the day

40kgs 5 rep warm up

THEN 1 REP 140KGS  
.........1 REP  155 KGS
.........1 REP 162.5 KGS..WENT UP OK

I THEN TOOK MY BCAAS RESTED 10 MINS

LOADED THE BAR WITH 167.5 KGS

WAITED 2 MINS TO GATHER MYSELF TOGETHER

DEEP BREATHE...........AND EASED THE BAR TO FULL LOCK OUT..!!

THEN I JUMPED AROUND THE GYM LIKE A DEMENTED CAT AND HIGH FIVED THE OTHER GYM  USERS..!!

EGGY HAS LANDED A NEW PB DEADLIFT OF  167.5 KGS  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.!!

 then repped out 5 sets of 8 100kgs sumos followed by 5 sets of 8 60kgs stiff legged deads

PLUS ON THE SCALES IM DOWN 7LB IN WEIGHT TO NOW..!!
A GOOD DAY ALL ROUND I THINK

THANKS FOR THE RECENT ADVICE CHAPS

eggy




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 29, 2015, 08:51:07 PM
achy today.........................only light homework


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on August 30, 2015, 06:24:06 PM
Well done on your new deadlift PB Eggy I see at the start of your journal your deadlift PB was 120kg so a 47.5kg increase in 1 year is fantastic going plus I would say since you are able to 160kg x 5 you will end up lifting a lot more than 167.5kg x 1.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 30, 2015, 08:17:28 PM
hi thanks..........im in two minds now..wether to continue on my cut  maybe loosing strength a bit or go on a bulk and really see how much I can pull


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 31, 2015, 04:47:13 PM
the gyms closed today....so just home cross trainer and bike...achy back so a good idea to chill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 01, 2015, 03:17:37 PM
my marathon training starts again today.........8 months to go before the race

so run an easy 5k jog this morning around the local park circuit


then hit the gym
its been on my mind that perhaps im doing to much volume..a real turnaround from when I did wendlers..when I thought the volume was to little

so today as I was still a little achy across my shoulders and the gym was busy..i did

5 sets of 5  80 kgs    75% of my 1 rep max
and then 3 single sets of 105 kgs.............to much or to little volume,,?



then 5 sets of 10  50kgs  75% of 1 rep max
then 3 sets of 3   60kgs      to much or to little volume..?

then home

eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 02, 2015, 06:28:33 PM
im taking a few days deload..as my shoulders are burning...!!


so today I done 30 mins treadmill running

100 reps of 40kg decline bench press

  repped up to 90kg cable ab crunches 

and then home


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 03, 2015, 02:19:16 PM
continuing my slight deload..shoulders really ache with a bar placed upon them..so just did 5x6 reps of light front squats
a couple of sets of bicept curls...and 15 mins treadmill running
 then home

im going carp fishing tonight to chill out and to get away from the telly and the computer

eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 04, 2015, 12:45:26 PM
I need a few days off from the gym....as my shoulders... top of spine.. and back really hurt even my neck is sore now..this has been going on for two weeks now...it needs to heal or I cannot push heavy



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 05, 2015, 04:43:50 PM
bad day....all I touch goes to pot

continuing my rest .... shoulder slightly sore still

bad headache overnight..a felt really light headed and weird feelings inside

have I trapped a nerve in my neck from squatting..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 06, 2015, 06:04:08 PM
still a pain in my back and neck..so took another rest day,,,,,,,,,,,3 days now on rest

hopefully il get back to it tomorrow
eating on maintanance


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 07, 2015, 04:55:54 PM
back felt better today...after a weekends rest and painkillers

so hit the gym for my usual light day...but I cut the volume down even further.. as I did not want to push things to far and muck up any healing process

started off with 30mins treadmill cardio..slow pace

5 x5 very light deads
5x4  bar only front squats

and light barbell bi curls

home to try my new bulk powders toffee popcorn whey

ordered sat night..arrived this morning..wow..thats a brill service..!!





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 08, 2015, 07:57:02 PM
im deffo feeling like ive overtrained a tad this last month  and have little energy and not sleeping well at all right now


just went through the motions at the gym today...my cut is going well and i think also is having an energy sapping effect on me right now

im at my lowest body fat right now abs are just showing some defined cuts now..i think my body needs to finish its adaption to my new weight  down from 12st 6lb   four months ago to 11st 12lb now..ive been lower in weight but with more body fat

so ive deffo built muscle..im trying to hold on to it..so I can get down to my average weight with no definition of 11st 6lb  that I wastwo years ago

I should look somewhat more muscle now when I get there

any advice..?

eggy



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 11, 2015, 12:00:55 PM
ran for 1 hour on the treadmill yesterday..as im taking it easy with the weights this week..the pain in my back is easing as a bruise is emerging across my shoulders..!!

then just a few leg curls



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 11, 2015, 07:42:20 PM
the pain in my back and shoulders is subsiding now...a week away from any sort of upper body workouts is paying off...

il be back to some upper body workouts  after the weekend

so I trained legs on  the leg press

a 2k treadmill running


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Dan94 on September 12, 2015, 04:06:24 PM
Congrats on the Deadlift PB on the last page Eggy.

170kg next time?! ;)


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 12, 2015, 06:19:55 PM
thanks mate..ive really put in some effort over the past few weeks on my deads and squats

but ive paid the price this last week or so with an upper back neck injury...its better now and il be back on moderate loads on the deads and squats next week

its a real bummer taking a week of knowing I was progressing well


today was just home arm work and my home x trainer

big thanks mate...eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 14, 2015, 11:49:41 AM
took a rest day yesterday.............took a walk along brighton seafront..looking at the motorcycles there
as it was the ace cafť day there..

today ive woken up soreness In my arms..and still a dull pain in my back

so took it easy in the gym

I started of with squats..the first time in a week

warm up with a well padded empty bar...
the did 5x8 reps working upto 50% of my 1 rep max...


then onto 15 mins on the uphill treadmill

then onto the cable machine for flies and bicep curls

and finished with the rowing machine

on then some just light home deads

I hope by taking it easy..my back will be back to full workout by Friday
eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 15, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
having a back injury has hindered my progress some what....its a real headvwreck..as I was doing so well

im back doing moderate weights this week...still feel a twinge going on

so did 30 mins treadmill

5x5 127kgs deads only
some ab cable crunches
  ive  eaten a tad more this week also  just 150-200cals below maintaince...and
have stalled the scales at 11stone 11lbs.......

Im going to have an easy week again..

im I doing the right thing..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 16, 2015, 03:24:44 PM
ooooooooooouuuuuuuuch...!!


saw a doc about my painful  neck/back today........ he says its  a deep bruising on the muscle and around my neck spine..caused by pressure.... and also a  possible pulled muscle,,

 the cause probely having the squat bar to high on my neck,,i have prominent bones here..should I get a sissy pad and not just use a towel..?

so hes prescribed..codeine/paracetamol and iburafen to be taken together as a course over the next 3-4 days....if its not better ive got to go back and see him......looks like a few more days off from upperbody workouts.

during the next few days should I continue with my cut or eat a little more...to help healing

but I must admit codeine binds me up somewhat...more fibre intake then..?




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 17, 2015, 04:57:02 PM
24 hours on.....the tablets have eased the pain somewhat...good news

just took it easy in the gym today..40 mins slow treadmill running

seated calf raises..and 5x5 leg curls on the machine

job done

hopefully tomorrow  the pain will be gone

but still wont push it though

its a real head churner wanting to go heavy again..but having to hold back

 can I cope...!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 18, 2015, 06:38:23 PM
hopefully today was the last day of my inforced lay off from proper workouts

my back feels better..just a twinge...

so just ran 2 k on the treadmill
 then empty bar decline bench

and 4 sets of empty bar squats

il be back next week for sure...!!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 19, 2015, 05:55:41 PM
pain has almost gone..so did some light bench presses and bicept curls....more weights than ive done all week


mind you the tablets has given me constipation and I feel very bloated and have put on 3lb in weight on

but ive kept to below maintance level..so it looks like il have some work to do this week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on September 20, 2015, 11:07:54 AM
Re the pain from high bar squatting, if it was me ( which I realise it's not) I would first look to fix technique. Either by trying  a low(er) bar position, or even by something as seemingly simple as how you set up your squat. Do you "set" your lats, and pull the bar down onto yourself as you walk out? Do you take a breath and fill your belly with air each rep? Do you "pack" your neck? Just a tiny tweak might be all it needs.

My next thought would be could you front squat instead, or do some other squat variation?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 20, 2015, 01:10:53 PM
hi thanks nic...I think your advice is very valid..as I have very little flesh so to speak  on my upper back..even less now im cutting.

so I think il try your advice over trying a lower bar position...and introduce more front squats ( which ive tried...I found holding the bar difficault on them though..!!

I do like my squats..now ive got over the severe doms they gave me...by being persistant there almost non existant now


im back at the docs tomorrow..as my backs a little sore after a training run of 6 miles over the downs early this morning

thanks nic..its appreciated...eggy





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 21, 2015, 06:01:49 PM
tried some low bar squats today with 50kgs...ooh  I could feel the pressure of the bar causing me still discomfort

so I aborted them to blow up my arms..with heavy cable and barbell curls

tris were hit with overhead cable skull crunches and cable push and pull downs

then on the rowing machine followed by tread mill and cross trainer




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 22, 2015, 04:06:40 PM
today my back felt a little better so I padded up the squat bar and done a few empty bar warm ups..then 3 sets of 5 reps of 60kgs

then 5 single reps of 95.5 kgs..I tried bracing up my shoulders before lifting the bar of the rack and tried a lower bar position..i found it hard to control the bar at first

but I achieved  my aim of getting my squats back

then done 15 mins walking tread mill

and rack 110k rack pulls

then a few sets of leg extension...and a 6 mile run


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 23, 2015, 06:42:44 PM
today I hit a few heavier squats to test my back out...it hurt a tad..but nowhere near the pain as before

il continue popping a few squats in each day this week

but today was chest day...decline bench..100 light wieght reps   50 moderate weight reps  and 5x5 heavy for me reps

then 50 light incline bench...

and 100 light  weight flat bench


lat pull downs treadmill running and pec deck



im still on my cut but  my weight has not moved now for a couple of weeks at 2000 cals

should I cut even more calories now..?



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 24, 2015, 05:59:40 PM
ive put on a 1lb in weight this week..even thou my cals are static at 2000 ...do I need to cut more cals..?

today I did 5x5 light squats

4 k treadmill run

and bicept  dumb and barbell curls


tomorrow will be a deadlift session..the first one for a couple of weeks due to my back injury


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 25, 2015, 05:25:44 PM
today I hit deads........with a sore back.......did 5x10 of 50% of my 1 rep max..the weight felt very light

but as I achieved what I wanted I left it there   9 mins uphill routine on the running machine then home


hopefully il be back next week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 26, 2015, 06:57:51 PM
heavy 5x10 bicept barbell curls

5 kms on the x trainer

calf raises and wrist curls also

along with a few push ups

im back at work tonight after my week off through my bad back..still sore..but I need to push through it now  as its been 4 weeks now

otherwise ill feel ive been defeated.....just like I do in anything I try as either fail at or it get lost one way or another..hense the cloud above



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 28, 2015, 05:24:11 PM
today I managed to do 5x8 squats 75% of my one rep max..with no pain..

30 mins fartlek treadmill running

leg extension leg press and bicep curls and flys


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 29, 2015, 04:20:46 PM
after yesterdays squats..ive woken up with pain in the top of my spine and a slight swelling on the bone in between my shoulder blades..

im going to give the back squats a massive rest for a few months now..to give the area plenty of time to heal

todays session was decline bench press..100 reps of 50% of my 1 rep max..and 50 reps of 70% orm

then cable x overs

cable push downs
and cable skull crushers


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 30, 2015, 05:12:26 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...!!!!


rest day today..........................im hungry.............eating at 2000 cals these past few months have got my weight down from 12st 6lb...to...11st 10lb today...........!! but my tummy rumbles like Rambo on a rampage...!


abs still not clear..but I can see the lines emerging in strong light.....!!

I think I need a cheat meal....!!

back better..now im on a different pain killer



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 01, 2015, 04:31:18 PM
ELEVATE CHERRY COLA..........WOW..!!!



today I hit the dumbells for a chest and bicept workout

hit my arms over and over again...then when I was knackered I got a few forced reps in
rest up with 15 mins treadmill running before hitting flys and bench dumbbell press


ooh my arms were pumped up like melons





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 02, 2015, 07:32:08 PM
back lol  on the deads today...

empty bar warm ups

5x5 60kgs
5x3 100kgs

then doubles of 140kgs
single lifts of 155 kgs

repped out at 60kgs sumos to finish


back ok

then kicked off my marathon training with a 10 mile easy run along brighton seafront in 1 hour 35 mins

legs and back a little sore now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 03, 2015, 04:21:29 PM
just x trainer and some bicept curls

as im achy from my work yesterday


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 04, 2015, 04:51:26 PM
2 k on the cross trainer

150 x 40 kgs home bench presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 05, 2015, 05:31:19 PM
hit the gym for front squats as im off back squats for a duration..after a back injury..they went well and hit  new pb for them

3k on the treadmill.....leg extentions..leg curls..all at 75% one rep maxes for 5x 10 reps


then 10 mins cycling

10 mins cross trainer..and calf raises for 150 reps..completed my easy get back intoit Monday workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 06, 2015, 04:39:11 PM
felt ok today..so loaded up  on elevate  preworkout..THEN hit chest

 warm up  15 mins uphill treadmill..then
150 reps decline bench light weight
150 reps flat bench light weight

 10 x8 reps sets of cable cross overs heavy

 5x8 heavy  dumbell tressle flies and  hevy 5x8  dumbell pec flies

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Post by: egg-custard on October 07, 2015, 08:35:44 PM
REST DAY TODAY........!!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 08, 2015, 05:50:55 PM
today was the best I have felt in a number of weeks..so I took the oportunity to have my second session with my enlisted p/t (coach/gym owner/b/b)

and we trained shoulders


OOOH..!!

We ran through a low stress dumbell warm up...

then a chat through the routine before hitting it

then onto dumbell ,flies/raises/shrugs..followed by

compound dumbell shoulder presses

machine cable flies/face pulls/lat pulls down

then onto plate overhead raises at a fast pace,
rested 5 mins..drunk my bcaas and  slurped my energy gel

and was good to go again
 
we done the lot again with lighter weights

oooh.. my arms and shoulders are pumped and on fire..!!wow..!!
and then he gave me pointers to shred the last bits of fat to get my abs to show a little more..!


a p/t really does make a differance to my workouts

a puffed eggy..


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 09, 2015, 03:41:38 PM
shoulders felt nicely achy today........so did my usual deadlifts on Friday

warm up
then single reps of 140kgs.152kgs before repping back down
then 70kgs sumos
before fininshing off with medicine ball throws and bag boxing


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 10, 2015, 05:13:37 PM
hit the downs for a 10 mile off road run today..steady pace

then only home abs and bi`s

I rekon im at 13% bodyfat according to my calipers and piccies ive seen on the net etc


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 12, 2015, 09:11:21 PM
hit squats today...even though ive left off doing back squats for awhile due to a back injury and cutting I was surprised how much squat strength ive retain..

warm up..
then repped up to 8okgs before hitting  5 sets of 2 reps of 100kgs

then partials of 120 kgs
then a new partial rep of 13o kgs
before squatting to failure at 90kgs

a good session and im on my way again..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 13, 2015, 03:34:32 PM
hit heavy for me bench today
warm up

then 5/3/2 reps of each up to 75% of 1 rep max
then singles up to my one rep max of 78kgs
then back down to 75% to do 5x5
then 50% to do as many as I could

followed by 100 reps of light weight flat bench dumbel flies
and last of all single reps of machine chest press up to 60kgs

then home for my grub......eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 14, 2015, 08:48:27 PM
cannot sleep for more than an hour or two at the moment and its reaaly sapping me

I just don't know why it is
I work a fulltime manual night job and spend 1-1 1/2 hrs in the gym 5 days a week but sleep just does not happen

today an hours cardio and single  reps of 150kgs deads today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 15, 2015, 08:13:19 PM
a good shoulder session today..  following on from last weeks session with the instructor.

I did the same routine  taking it from warm ups to 3 circuits of escalating weights
phew ..!
then I did 3 more circuits incorporating machines to 

im  looking forward to the bright 10 10 mie run on sunday..so the carbs are being loaded...

ringos and cider..

bang goes my deffo for a day or two..but it will be burnt off during the race


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 16, 2015, 06:59:34 PM
has anybody used cutting edge supplement.?

hone x trainer and heavy bi cept curls today.........according to my new calipers im at 12.5 % body fat ..bring it on..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 17, 2015, 11:38:46 AM
im running in the brighton 10 miler tomorrow so my diet has gone to low carb to carb loading a bit these last two days  ooh I suppose il loose a tad deffo now but hopefully it will be burnt off during the race im looking for a time of 1 hr.15- 1hr.20  mins

I feel ok and slept a good nights sleep last night as its an early start in the morning

no weights today..hope brighton beat leeds today to stay at the top of the championship


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 19, 2015, 03:30:45 PM
legs tight today..but still hit squats and the leg press machine for heavy single reps


had to add a 4 kg kettlebell to the leg press machine as I can max it out quite easily at its max weight of 190kgs



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 20, 2015, 05:46:52 PM
legs achy today........after the bright 10 and squats yesterday


but hit chest and bi`s today............warm up

chest cable flies

followed by flat bench  repped to one rep max
then failed at a new pb of 80kgs

just could not push it up...so rolled it off my body to the floor

then hit dumbbell flies and dumbbell bench

then bi curls repped at 15kgs dumbells

then forced reps with 23kgs

finished off with abs cable crunches and pec deck machine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 21, 2015, 04:38:43 PM
I was quite tired today..so just a few dead lift reps of 120kgs

then cardio
treadmill
medicine wall throws
light bicept curls and side weight bends


then home 5x5 37kgs bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 22, 2015, 03:33:51 PM
worked back with my p/t today   ooh my so tiring

I feel im getting there now with my form and exercise choice

I can see a big differance now with my bodys muscularity showing

eat carbs last night and feel pumped today...vains are now showing in ab area

2 weeks ago im pleased with my work


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Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 23, 2015, 03:16:39 PM
finished off the week with deads 140kgs and sumos
light decline bench
and forced 30kgs bicep dumbel curls and 20kgs barbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 24, 2015, 02:39:29 PM
a 6 mile run this morning

home x trainer

light bi curls
and  resting all listening to brighton playing preston


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 26, 2015, 04:32:06 PM
felt a little off colour today so just a short leg cardio gym session

15 mins treadmill walking
15 mins x trainer

5 x5 smiths squats..don't like this machine I used it as someone was hugging the squat rack
 new pb leg press maxed it out at 190 kgs then added a 10kgs kettlebell   for 200kgs and repped it for 5

onto light leg extensions 5x5 and finished off with 2x5 cable ab crunches

felt sick by this time some headed home


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 27, 2015, 06:30:36 PM
felt better today.............but cannot sleep for more than 3 hours

repeated the shoulder workout that I learned from the p/t

went well heavier weights today..progress made


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 28, 2015, 07:39:01 PM
blew arms and chest away today..

warm up

100 light decline bench

50 bar weight bench

dumbel flies

dumbel chest press

100 reps on the cable flie machine low postion

100 reps high position

chest press machine

standing dymbel flies

cable bi curls

dumbel curls

hammer curls

cable overhead pulls

face pulls

chest pull overs

and finished off going up and down the dumbel rack

awesome and epic

legs with my p/t tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 29, 2015, 07:48:55 PM
hit just treadmill today

as my arms are blown away after yesterdays epic arm day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 31, 2015, 06:29:56 PM
home bi curls

home x t

and home light bench press


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 02, 2015, 06:14:16 PM
been busy at work overnights..and only 4 hours sleep..had me feeling very tired today and a bit of squitty bum bum

so I decided only to do squats and the leg extension machine

5x5 75% 0f my one rep max

singles of 90kgs

and a few reps of 70kgs

onto one set of 5 on the 90kgs max setting on the leg extension machine

followed by a 2 mile run


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 03, 2015, 09:41:52 PM
hit my p/ts shoulder routine today

very achy after yesterdays squats

loosing weight a tad but skin calipers reading the same


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 04, 2015, 10:22:22 PM
total rest day today as im so so tired


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 05, 2015, 06:40:55 PM
bench press

cable flies

rowing machine


cut going well

using the cutting edge from bulk powders

and I must say the definition is deffo better after  nearly two weeks use

down 3 lb in weight..but the strange thing is ive upped my cals to 2400 my old maintance and still loosing
wow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 07, 2015, 09:09:06 PM
taken a few days diet break

even though ive still lost a bit of weight on 2300 -2400 cals I feel a tad weak and have a race next sunday


so I will eat above maintance just to feel satisfied

today home bi curls and cardio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 08, 2015, 05:39:32 PM
having a rest day....due to family comitments today

ending my diet break today  and back in the gym for a deload week tomorrow

im looking to break my 10k pb next sunday in the brooks brighton run

at the mo its 47 mins set in the first ever brighton marathon 10k run 2 years ago

im fitter and lighter now..so I will be going for it big time


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 09, 2015, 06:08:35 PM
light deload week
warm up pyramid treadmill running

5x5 squats 50% of 1 rep max

light leg extentsion and curls

ab work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 11, 2015, 05:30:30 PM
just a couple of squat sets
5x3 80kgs

then 2 k treadmill running

cycling for 10 mins


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 13, 2015, 12:31:51 PM
no training yesterday

today ive kicked of with a slow very windy 5 k run in prep for sundays race

done deads at the gym...on my third lift of 162 kgs I felt a twinge in my pec..so stopped deading and finished off my session with light cables

deload week over



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 14, 2015, 07:41:54 PM
rest day today

tired and feel under the weather

brooks 10k tomorrow weather looks poor


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 15, 2015, 02:15:47 PM
a damp and very windy conditions for the brighton brooks 10k run....

I had a easy steady race finished in 50.15..the wind almost stopped runners to a walk it was that strong in parts

also due to the wind runner were tailgating and crossing each other from the off...not good conditions for a  pb run


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 16, 2015, 10:00:44 PM
tired and a bit achy today..so only hit chest today

100 reps on the decline 50kgs---------10kgs

100 reps on the flat bench.....50kgs--------10kgs

then dumbel chest flies



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 17, 2015, 06:32:04 PM
bad day at the gym  felt weak tired and my back is again giving me pain

10 weeks now ive been suffering the pain...doc just gave me pain killers ah..!!

done only treadmill 15 mins  and went home

im going to take a few days off again..just to regroup and rest my back





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 19, 2015, 08:27:27 PM
 I have had two days of rest now..nt sleeping as I cannot sleep longer than 3 hours at a tme

im achy tired and out of sorts

the pain in my back/shoulders is really getting to me again..it eased off but keeps re-occurring now


but il keep pushing through

eggy



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 22, 2015, 02:14:45 PM
ooh... feltl really rough the last few days

back and chest pain again


so rested up.........having an blood test on Wednesday to see whats going on


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 23, 2015, 09:54:16 PM
only  5k on x/t today shoulder sore and pain in back from work overnight



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 24, 2015, 09:57:37 PM
light 100 rep bench

light arms and shoulder workout

15 mins tread mill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 25, 2015, 09:56:19 PM
been put on gabapentin..........for nerve pain in my back

does anyone else take this





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on November 26, 2015, 01:22:20 AM
I hope your back heals up soon Eggy.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 26, 2015, 07:40:35 PM
I hope your back heals up soon Eggy.

thanks felix...its put my squatting on the back burner a bit...even though I still do a few reps with a well padded bar I feel its wasted energy  and need to look into other forms of exercise  to compensate


hopefully the new drug will work..but you have to be weaned off them

I did  a  p/t shoulder workout today  doing 3 rounds of 10 sets

a blood test  I had for osteo arthritis  will be back by Monday........


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 27, 2015, 07:21:08 PM
feel better today after taking my new tabs..the pain in my spine has eased considerably


so today hit deads  5x5110kgs

then singles of 140kgs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 28, 2015, 09:23:04 PM
ran 6 miles today and got a calf twinge/pain..ooh things are going crap up for sure this week...

racked in pain now

so rested up for the rest of the day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 29, 2015, 09:55:25 PM
hit just bicepts today

legs still twingy

not feeling 100%


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 30, 2015, 06:42:09 PM
is this bodybuilding way of life destroying me..?

back pain..leg pain and feeling fatigued all the time


tried getting back into squats today 

did 5x5 70 kgs

singles upto 90 kgs

3x3  again 70kgs

and light front squats

not happy  as back pain is rearing its head this afternoon


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Tannhauser on November 30, 2015, 11:36:48 PM
been put on gabapentin..........for nerve pain in my back

does anyone else take this





Not currently, but I've been investigating the possibility of taking it for a chronic cough/ throat irritation that's been plaguing me for two years. I mentioned it to the doc as a possible treatment and she said she would try me on it if I wanted. So I will be interested to hear how you get on with it. As far as I remember, it's either a GABA agonist, or acts as a GABA precursor.

Back pain is horrible as you just can't escape from it.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 02, 2015, 05:13:41 PM
hi mate..it does ease the pain considerable  on   3 tabs a day tiltrated up as directed

ive noticed  that the pain comes back nearing the time I need to take a tablet..so it keeps it manegable

but today ive had to take  a second tablet after a nights work as working sets off more pain than the gym  does surprisingly

so im taking 2 x1 x1 now and see how I go  
the doses can go quite high on gabapentin  so take as directed if your put on it

it does work far better than nsaid and paracetamol type




today I hit a new decline bench pb of 65kgs  wow

I followed it with flat bench and pec dumbel flies and cable tri pull downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 03, 2015, 06:12:38 PM
hi..followed my p/t`s shoulder workout today

upping my weights and reps

I did two circuits taking 1h 20 mins to complete

well chuffed as I felt I actually achieved a solid workout ..which has been lacking recently due to my back problems


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 04, 2015, 07:05:19 PM
a good deadlift session today

hit 5x5 of 115 kgs
followed on by singles to 10kgs

felt good so did 5x5 100kgs sumos

then cable pull downs to finish  my gym week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 05, 2015, 07:10:24 PM
home free weights today

after a very windy slow 6 mile run over the downs today


heavy barbell bi curls and wrist curls finished my week off nicely


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 07, 2015, 06:00:53 PM
new leg routine today   will no doubt bring on the doms tomorrow


warm   up  empty bar squats

5x5 70kgs  squats then singles up to 100kgs

10 mins treadmill intervals
10 mins rowing machine

100 reps 20kg plate  machine leg extensions

100 reps 20kgs plate machine leg curls

5x10 abductor
5 x10 adductor

5x10 100kg plate leg press machine
50 reps 100kgs plate seated calf raises

is this enough for once a week direct leg work..plus im  marathon training  again  so  the running miles are going up to





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 08, 2015, 05:27:35 PM
hit chest today

5x5 heavy flat bench 

then single reps
 
150 reps   light decline bench

cable flies
cable push downs

and 5 x5 40kgs squats to keep the leg doms at bay


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 09, 2015, 06:20:11 PM
mixed it up today  treadmill fartleks

reps of 100kgs deads...

5x5 squats

and machine pec flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 11, 2015, 09:17:19 AM
no training yesterday,,so tired ..busy period at work

cant sleep propley

my hands go really numb in bed  getting worse no even though im on gabapentin for nerve pain


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 11, 2015, 04:48:44 PM
at the begining of the year my one rep max dead lift was 120 kgs

today despite my back injury  I repped out a very easy 5x5 of the said weight

and and a new one rep max of 130kgs sumo

15 mins cross trainer 15 mins tread mill

medicine ball wall throws




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Tannhauser on December 11, 2015, 07:41:05 PM
That's amazing progress on the deads!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 11, 2015, 09:24:15 PM
That's amazing progress on the deads!

cheers thanks  for the post

I having been hoping to progress on my deads more to beat my one rep max  by hitting 170kgs..but due to the spinal compression injury ive backed off trying to lift very heavy
but rather ive been upping my 5x5`s instead


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Tannhauser on December 12, 2015, 01:06:03 AM
Yep, I'm in a similar position as you but on other exercises. I'm currently measuring progress by tracking my tonnage (sets X reps X weight) and can at least get some satisfaction out of that.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 12, 2015, 06:09:41 PM
heavy home bicept curls today

good pump from preworkout


does gabapentin  dull   the effects of beta-alaine.?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Tannhauser on December 12, 2015, 09:55:33 PM


does gabapentin  dull   the effects of beta-alaine.?

I wouldn't have thought so.

Beta-alanine increases gym performance by buffering hydrogen ions - in other words, it helps neutralise lactic acid in muscle cells. Gabapentin acts on the nervous system. So I would have thought it's unlikely gabapentin is going to affect any action beta-alanine has on gym performance

However, here's a thought: Gabapentin mimics the action of a natural neurotransmitter called GABA. GABA acts to reduce activity in parts of the nervous system - that's why its useful in reducing pain. Beta-alanine is also a GABA agonist i.e. it acts in a similar way to GABA.

The question is - what happens when you take one GABA-like compound with another GABA-like compound? I've no idea, and I don't know if it's something you have to watch out for. If you're due to see your doctor again, you could maybe ask.




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 13, 2015, 09:01:53 AM
that's a good point.. I have noticed that  taking beta alaine either in a pre workout or from as ive just brought some on its own...I don't notice any tingles at all now..but prior to taking the gabapentin..i always got the tingles from just a preworkout before

I got the beta alaine powder to increase the dosage in my preworkouts

I know one thing  if I take the gabapentin on its own I have to go to the toilet for big jobs far more often then..but as I know have to take co codramol alongside the gabapentin it binds me up something rotten
talk about  being caught between a rock and a hard place

im on 3 x 600mg of gabapentin now



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Badger on December 13, 2015, 09:39:23 AM
Hey Eggy,

I just wanted to say outstanding work on your deadlifts mate..it's one of those moves that the longer you do it the better it gets, like most good things in life lol


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 13, 2015, 04:15:36 PM
Hey Eggy,

I just wanted to say outstanding work on your deadlifts mate..it's one of those moves that the longer you do it the better it gets, like most good things in life lol
cheers badger its appreciated

not the heaviest deads but im getting there

im hoping this week to try a max lift agin to reassess where I am..ive been adding in calories again  ready for an xmas feed without worrying..then in the new year il up my running distances again in readyness for the brighton marathon and slowly cut again

so hopfully I can get near my 167kg pb lift by wednesday


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 16, 2015, 06:31:52 PM
hit bench yesterday

warm up

heavy for me singles

5x5 60kgs

then 100 reps of 50kgs

then 100 reps decline bench of 40kgs

pec machine flies

rest day today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 18, 2015, 07:15:45 PM
oh my my hands were so numb in bed,,and my back felt like id been whipped

so today was my usual deadlift day

despite the pain I continued my 5x5 progression repping out the said sets with 122.5 kgs

then single up to 165ks

then a new pb sumo of 135kgs

ive taken vids of my lifts today  so will try to  upload them from my I pod


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 20, 2015, 04:54:47 PM
just home bi curls yesterday

bad back and neck at work


so rested up today

busy at work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 21, 2015, 10:08:07 PM
pain and more pain............just did 5x5 squats then went home in agony


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Post by: egg-custard on December 24, 2015, 09:58:44 PM
no  training since Monday..as ive been very  busy with work and trying to rest up as the pain in my back has been terrible

im going to eat well enjoy the festive period and hopefully comeback again once im healed a bit

 happy Christmas all...enjoy the festive period ..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 26, 2015, 12:06:33 PM
bloated,fat and full of festive food


never mind the pain has eased in my back............hopefully an x ray will point out what ive done




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 27, 2015, 10:11:22 PM
stiff neck and sore back still haunting me..........no training at all

maybe tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on December 31, 2015, 05:13:55 PM
no training at the gym for two weeks now

I feel bloated after the festivities..muscles flat and very tired

hopefully when I get back to the gym on Monday..its been closed for hols
il get the pump back
and start to lose the bloat  my tummy is really plump...

my aim for the new year is to hit a 170kgs deadlift




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Tannhauser on December 31, 2015, 09:45:32 PM
Good luck sorting the back and neck. I bet the change in your waist is more perception than anything else? I often feel 'fat' after a break and then find there's not really a huge difference.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 02, 2016, 04:30:36 PM
tired and achy   back sore.....strange as ive none nothing


back to the gym on Monday to blow away the Christmas podge


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Post by: egg-custard on January 05, 2016, 06:58:15 PM
back to the gym yesterday for squats..BUT the gym was flooded in the area of the squat rack ..due to  the rain

so I  hit the leg press for a full stack 5x5
abducter.... adducter machines

standing light weight squats

leg extensions and leg curls finished a good return workout

today I rested up  and only done a 100 rep lightweight home benchpress


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Post by: egg-custard on January 06, 2016, 10:25:48 PM
did a fullbody workout today  and set a new pb max on the sumo of 145kgs  up 10kgs


wow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Badger on January 07, 2016, 08:36:25 AM
Nice one eggy!

Deadlifts are one of those moves that you keep getting stronger on the longer you do them, it wouldn't supise me to see you break into 170-180kg this year once your at you best


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Post by: egg-custard on January 07, 2016, 10:43:24 AM
Nice one eggy!

Deadlifts are one of those moves that you keep getting stronger on the longer you do them, it wouldn't supise me to see you break into 170-180kg this year once your at you best
thanks mate happy new year

il keep on aiming for 170kgs as its one exercise that I don't feel any pain from it

180 would be magic


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Post by: egg-custard on January 07, 2016, 05:22:47 PM
hit shoulders today..

I did my set routine provided by my pt today..

including face pulls
lat raises single arm raises/ double arm raises
cable crossovers
pec flies
shoulder presses etc


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 08, 2016, 05:23:40 PM
second day running I hit a new pb sumo...up 2.5kgs to 147.5 kgs

wow


dead lift day today...repped out on 120 kgs and singles of 150kgs


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Post by: egg-custard on January 09, 2016, 07:37:21 PM
home bicept curls today...........









  im running this years Brighton marathon for Arthritis Research uk

www.justgiving.com/eggys-marathon-2


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Post by: Tannhauser on January 10, 2016, 01:28:32 PM
second day running I hit a new pb sumo...up 2.5kgs to 147.5 kgs



Very nice. Good that there's still progress despite your difficulties.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 10, 2016, 03:25:58 PM
second day running I hit a new pb sumo...up 2.5kgs to 147.5 kgs



Very nice. Good that there's still progress despite your difficulties.

hi thanks...I think at last im getting some sort of respite from my pain..im on 600mgs of gabapentin 3 times a day
+

500grms of naproxen and 1000mgs of paracetamol when required to 

doc things it will get better but may take several months to to the nature of nerve pain/compression


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 11, 2016, 05:18:53 PM
today im upto 12st 11lb from 11st 7lb pre Christmas..feel bloated and all my hard earned efforts to get lean have gone in a few short weeks of eating..!!
im no bigger anywhere else except for a big tummy.so muh for bulking

today I did my leg routine  it felt great to get back to some volume work


warm up/light squats
5x5 77.5 kgs
double reps of...90kgs..100kgs..105kgs
then a few lighter reps

10 min incline running machine
100 reps of rowing maching set on max

 100 rep machine leg curls set on plate 25kgs weight
 100 rep machine leg extensions set on plate 25kgs weight

50 rep adductor machine 25kgs plate weight
 50 rep aductor machine 25kgs plate weight

5x10 leg press 110kgs
5x10 seated calf raises 110kgs

warm down 10 mins static bike



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 12, 2016, 04:00:30 PM
very tired today..arms were aching bad today  which inhibited my chest workout
so just hit 100 reps 40kgs decline bench

and 10x10 cable  pec flies


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Post by: egg-custard on January 14, 2016, 08:54:10 AM
yesterday was sleep day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 14, 2016, 07:05:57 PM
hit a big shoulder workout today

I felt I needed to put in a real effort today...2 scoops of prework out 20 mins before hitting the barbell shoulder press

followed by a series  of raises,flies,bent over rows,...dumbel overhead presses

face pulls....cable flies and overhead lat pulldowns

I was wacked by the end of the session...

a big protein shake....and a good meal of cod and fresh veggies


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Post by: egg-custard on January 15, 2016, 05:35:28 PM
no volume today...but it 1s deadlift Friday

warm up

new pb 5x5 125kgs

singles of 145kgs

achy shoulders today..a sore spine also..... so  left it at that for today

long run tomorrow for marathon training


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Post by: egg-custard on January 16, 2016, 02:15:37 PM
10.25 miles today in a slow but steady pace.. a  frosty and very cold this morning..lots of runners out along brighton seafront

home cardio and  100 rep 30kgs bicept curls this afternoon  and listing to the brighton game at Blackburn rovers


legs holding up well after squatting and deads this week


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Post by: merve on January 17, 2016, 04:04:13 PM
Hi eggy. What gym do you use? Looks like your making great progress


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Post by: egg-custard on January 18, 2016, 07:38:45 AM
stables gym brighton..thanks for the post..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 18, 2016, 04:50:34 PM
it was squat day today  but my calfs are really achy...after Saturdays long run

so I cut my volume down and went for a new 5x5 pb of 80kgs

then a few heavy singles to 100kgs

15 mins treadmill running finished of the quick session


I have the brighton half marathon in 5 weeks..so I will be cutting weight volume down and up my running for the next 4 weeks  is upping the weights I lift over volume..the way to go until the runs over..?


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Post by: egg-custard on January 19, 2016, 06:30:12 PM
hit chest today


100 reps of 55kgs decline bench

seated laying cable pec flies

lateral cable cross overs

cable standing pec flies


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Post by: egg-custard on January 20, 2016, 05:10:42 PM
rest day............................!!!


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Post by: egg-custard on January 21, 2016, 05:45:01 PM
ooh got a back brace now to wear.. not good...!!


did shoulders today

all bumbell work,,presses
raises and flies



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Post by: egg-custard on January 22, 2016, 09:55:46 PM
new pb 5x5 deads today  130kgs


followed by singles and sumos


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Post by: Nic on January 22, 2016, 10:17:28 PM
How come you've got a back brace Eggy? Do deadlifts not aggravate the back issue?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 23, 2016, 02:07:09 PM
ive been wearing it for work nic..it helps to alievate the stiffness in my neck and shoulders  get from my job


I know that deads and back exercises might not be ideal..but I want to push on with my training or the last 3 years will have gone down the pan if I give up...I told the doc what I do at the gym..and he did not saying anything about it in reply..
so im not sure what to make of that


ran 12 miles today...and bicep curls later whilst listen to brighton playing huddersfield


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 25, 2016, 05:22:54 PM
hit leg day today

warm up

5x5 82.5kgs squats

single squats of  up to 102.5 kgs
10 min treadmill
100 rep leg curls 25kgs plate
100 rep leg extension 25kgs plate
50 rep abductor machine 30kgs plate
50 kgs adductor machine 30kgs plate
5x10 120kgs leg press
50 reps calf raises 120kgs plate
5 mins cool down static cycle

is this to much volume..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 28, 2016, 09:00:41 AM
chest yesterday..........
decline bench
100 reps 52kgs
100 reps 40kgs  ..every 10 reps then superset with bar bicept curls

100 reps cable flies





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Post by: egg-custard on January 29, 2016, 07:01:17 PM
 :DHIT NEW PB DEADS TODAY..!



NEW SUMO DEAD OF 155 KGS

NEW 5X5 DEADS OF 132.5 KGS

then singles of 160 kgs to round off the day

sort but sweet session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 30, 2016, 09:54:57 PM
hi..achy today............hit home bicept curls today..100 bar curls and dumbs..good pump


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 01, 2016, 05:18:54 PM
4 weeks to go to the half marathon
so ive been hitting the roads


but today I was going to do legs/squats..but my back injury decided to flair up again..so ive postponed it until tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 02, 2016, 06:37:19 PM
today I felt better so I took my pre workout and thought I would just squat heavy and not volume

warm up 40kgs
2 reps of 102.5kgs

5x3 reps of 90kgs..new pb

single reps of 95kgs

is this another stimuli for legs..?

20 mind decline treadmill



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Tannhauser on February 02, 2016, 08:46:46 PM
Although you said your back flared up, if you're squatting and deadlifting, that's got to be good progress?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 02, 2016, 09:42:04 PM
im pushing through it mate..otherwise il make no progress


it hurts but im not going to sit around and do nothing it did not ease when I took time out  so nothing changed by going to the gym..cheers andy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 03, 2016, 10:10:45 PM
signed up for a trail 50km ultra marathon today in September

hit chest  125 reps decline bench
5x5 heavy flat bench
 bent over smiths rows
20 mins treadmill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 04, 2016, 06:17:01 PM
shoulders today

flies..cables

dumbel laterials

barbell 42.5kgs overhead presses to failure

heavy single one arm raises alternate

then finished off with smiths machine rows


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 05, 2016, 07:45:29 PM
a new deadlift of 170kgs                awesome...!!




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Post by: Badger on February 05, 2016, 10:14:43 PM
Great work Eggster!

180kg next...


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Post by: egg-custard on February 05, 2016, 10:17:51 PM
hi.. thanks badger

I will certainly slowly edge my way there


cheers mate...eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 08, 2016, 06:58:14 PM
rested up yesterday


today 25 mins fartlek on the treadmill

then 3 squats of 70kgs

then 15 mins cross trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 13, 2016, 02:26:11 PM
my gym is closing down at the end of april....now what am I going to do..?

will it be 3 years down the pan...it feels like it and ive lost a bit of will power now


I ran 13 miles this morning  cold and very wet


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on February 13, 2016, 04:09:00 PM
Aw no! But there must be another nearby surely? All the members of your current gym will have to go somewhere!

Not 3 years down the pan - all that training is "in the bank" regardless of where you train next. Chin up!

(Don't envy you running 13 miles this morning - I walked maybe 2 miles all bundled up and that was enough for me - rain is my least favourite crappy weather!)


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 13, 2016, 09:43:36 PM
there is nic... but it means I have to travel there........my current gym is 5 mins walk

I know that sounds im lazy but...my time is limited


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 16, 2016, 05:46:17 PM
leg day today after taking a few days off .......

100kgs squats

leg extensions

leg curls

running machine

ab and aductor machines


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 18, 2016, 06:59:04 PM
today I hit upperbody  as ive had a rather slow week this week

warm up

100 rep decline bench  50kgs

100 rep cable front raises

100 rep dumbbell flies

50 more reps decline bench

100 reps smith machine rows

30 light overhead presses
50 cable rows
dumbel shrugs

30 cable bicep curls and dumbell curls
totally wiped out


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 19, 2016, 09:09:28 PM
deadlift Friday..........

failed on 172.5 kgs

but repped out on lower weights

really tired today and sore in my chest and shoulders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 21, 2016, 04:18:06 PM
just a home light weight day and stretching   as I have the brighton halfmarathon to run next sunday so an easy week in store for me


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on February 21, 2016, 04:57:45 PM
Good luck! Have you run that one before Eggy?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 22, 2016, 06:37:31 PM
yes ive run it twice before...and im looking for a time of around 1 hr 45 mins this time.

then in april its the brighton full marathon

and onwards to september for my first ultra marathon  the weald 50k challenge

which im looking forward to doing..then hopefully I want to do a really big challange  overseas next year


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on February 22, 2016, 07:09:21 PM
Good luck with the PB! Cross fingers for a still day and no headwind :D


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 26, 2016, 08:49:57 PM
no gym..resting and carbing up in readiness for the brighton half marathon sunday


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 28, 2016, 02:57:55 PM
finished the brighton half marathon in an easy plod round in 1.55.46

as the full marathon is only weeks away..i did not want to tax myself to much or risk an injury

plus I was running with my back injury lso..so a good days  work I think..!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 03, 2016, 09:29:38 AM
my gym has almost gone now..........I have nowhere to train heavy now......!!

im having a recoup week after the half marathon but feel I need to keep training.....

I have been looking at my results over my 3 years of training

and feel gutted it could be gone..

my bis are now 15in from 13.5in

my weight is 13 stone from 11st 6lb

and I have added kilos to my lifts etc and can run a marathon in 4 hours and planning to do my first ultra in September

all from 2011 where I was under the knife for a rare adrenal tumour that nearly put paid to me

now what..?




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 07, 2016, 06:11:39 PM
not trained now propley since the gym has now closed

im looking into another..but feel ive lost the incentive a bit now

ive staked on a stone in weight in the last few months

and feel a little week

at a loss as to what to do


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on March 07, 2016, 10:13:47 PM
Sounds like you need to find a new place to train. What are your options?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 08, 2016, 08:43:35 AM
hi..im going to look at joining freedom leisure here in brighton..there a gym a short car journey away

which seems my best option at the moment

im not sure what equiptment they have but going to meet a chap a two oclock today
 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 08, 2016, 06:34:11 PM
joined freedom leisure gym..small not a lot of  variety of equiptment compared to my previous place

but it will do for awhile


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 10, 2016, 06:59:08 PM
first session at the new gym

its very machine orientated...and dumbels

they have only 140ks in plates for the bar  so no progress there for me then

I did a machine chest/arms shoulder workout  felt ok  but no what ive been used to

but it will do for now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 11, 2016, 08:29:46 PM
2nd day at new gym............did deadlifts  but could only go to 140kgs max as that's all they have  just easy repping..will I progress on this if so how.?

also used a hex frame for deadlifting




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 13, 2016, 06:01:32 PM
had an awful training run yesterday........tired no energy and felt really slow and achy

I did manege 14 miles before I called it a day..not as far as I wanted though

slept all day to day....taken a day off the weights and training



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 16, 2016, 03:19:42 PM
had a few quite days this week getting over a bad run on Saturday

I need to put in a really long run this week

I have doms in my legs today after my first squat session at the new gym after 4 weeks off from squatting

I have been doing daily feeder arm workout before bed and feel a tad out of it at the moment..


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 17, 2016, 07:01:24 PM
hi..........hit 150 reps of light flat bench

tried the new lat pull down machine for 50 reps..mmm not sure I liked it

then cable cross overs

short session as im still not 100%

im out for a long run tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 18, 2016, 03:40:36 PM
my legs wore sore even before I ran today..not good a real struggle

hit biceps and chest today also


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 21, 2016, 04:55:35 PM
hit deads today............used the max 130kgs at the new gym  repped out but feel progress has now stopped on this exercise due to the available weights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 26, 2016, 07:36:05 PM
ive been out running for the last 3 days in an effort to get some lacking miles into my legs for my pending marathon effort

finding it hard to keep on track with my body building due to a change in gyms
they simply do not have enough free weights

machines yes..but I feel I cannot progress now with my deads and squats.frustrated


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 29, 2016, 04:08:32 PM
i have been doing  3 x daily feeder arm curls and feel a fair pump almost all the time at the moment

hit deads at the gym max weight they have of 135 kgs for reps

and forced bicept curls of 26 kgs

running machine for 20 mins


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 31, 2016, 04:03:18 PM
hit bench press for flat 100 reps of 40kgs

then onto 100 reps of light  cable flies

100 reps of light chest press

and feeder dumbbell a curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 01, 2016, 12:26:25 PM
I think this new gym routine is pants......I cannot get there everydaynow as its further away

has completely mess my workout routines up

any suggestions..can possibly get there 3 times a week only


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 02, 2016, 12:09:18 PM
im sore today after a 21.5 mile training run

im doing the brighton marathon on april 17th in aid of artritis research

you can donate here at

www.justgiving.com/eggys-marathon-2

any donations will be gratefully received for this vital research charity

please read my story there

all the best eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 03, 2016, 05:12:55 PM
have a chest infection 2 weeks out from the marathon..typical


just light bicept work and static bike today


you can donate here

www.justgiving.com/eggys-marathon-2


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 04, 2016, 02:58:33 PM
cant believe my luck  ive come down with a chest infection and a bad runny nose


but today ive gotten a very itch rash on my torso arms and the palms of my hands
 to make matters worse I have tender archillies tendons to


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 04, 2016, 08:42:26 PM
I got scarlett fever.............................did not need this right now...........

all I want to do is hammer the weights as I don't want to loose further ground in my trainging


any advice folks...?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on April 04, 2016, 10:09:11 PM
What has your Doctor said? I think the best advice if you've got Scarlet Fever would be medical advice (plus antibiotics). Sorry to hear you're poorly but rest up and I'm sure you'll be better soon (my friend's little boy had Scarlet Fever a couple of weeks ago - he was OK within a few days but on antibiotics for 10 days or so, and of course they had to be very careful because it's so contagious).

PS Please don't go to the gym - Scarlet Fever is extremely contagious!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 05, 2016, 03:35:37 PM
hi .. the doc has given me penicillin...for 10 days as you have said

im off work and wont go to the gym


but I ment I feel like hammering my home free weights

have no energy at the moment so I will eat some food..loss of appitite over the last few days needs making up for

and do hopefully a home workout

thanks nic its appreciated...eggy





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on April 05, 2016, 04:46:22 PM
Rest up and feel better soon :)


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 05, 2016, 08:03:00 PM
cheers nic....im covered in calamine lotion and my hand itch like mad even my lips itch..i feel like ive drunk a mega amount of beta alaline..lol


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 07, 2016, 07:33:49 PM
ooooh this aint good im still not well...... spotty and feeling sick


im not sure il get to the marathon at this rate im missing so much gym work now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 10, 2016, 03:09:34 PM
felt better today.so I done a 9 mile run this morning  taking in hils etc

then hit home bicept curls  and 100 rep light flat bench  with light squats


hopefully I can now get back to some sort of proper training again..need to find a gym that has more freeweights etc


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 13, 2016, 02:49:58 PM
a quite few days for me...........just home training...as the brighton marathon is just days away

no leg work..just light upper body stuff




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 15, 2016, 07:52:06 PM
increasing my carbs now ahead of the brighton marathon on sunday....


im fit and rearing to go  im looking to get under 4 hours this time 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 18, 2016, 04:43:40 PM
ooh what a race...I suffered with my socks sliding down under my heels inside my running shoes..so I stopped and took them off......and then suffered with bad blistering on my toes and heels...but I gritted it out and finished in 4 hours 5 mins

a shoe full of blood was my heros trophy for the day..but apart from that it was a great event and a joy to take part in..ive booked my place for next year as well

so back to the gym and the weights tomorrow once my legs stop aching


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: SuperplexSteve on April 19, 2016, 01:45:32 PM
Well done on the marathon.  It sounds like if you didn't have the footwear issue, you could have achieved sub 4 hours.   I have a lot of respect for anyone that has the discipline to train for and complete a marathon.  It sounds like my worst nightmare!  I can barely run a mile at the moment without getting out of breath. 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 20, 2016, 12:36:03 PM
thanks mate  even though ive been eating loads since the run and not doing much..i feel very flat and not pumped at all..

I think I need to eat a shed loads of carbs and  pump the life out my muscles


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 21, 2016, 07:26:19 PM
hit home weights today...as I still very achy in my legs and my blisters have not dried up yet..

so to get back into the weights not done any for a bout a week and a half....


static bike  20 mins...

warm up..

light bicept curls

10x 5 heavy dumbbell curls  supersetting light curls


heavy hammer curls
heavy chest flies
light flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on April 22, 2016, 04:07:59 PM
Well done on running the marathon Eggy.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 22, 2016, 10:09:08 PM
cheers mate..i now have an ultra marathon to train for now


I must get back to the gym asap now..but feel the new gym is not equipt to help me progress in compounds


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 25, 2016, 05:51:04 PM
only a lightweight home workout today..as im feeling pretty lousy again as ive ot shrugged off my recent illness yet

I think running the marathon has prolonged my symptoms


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 29, 2016, 05:07:07 PM
hit a mixture of machines and free weights for an upper body workout today


100 reps bench
dumbbell flies
cable machine flies
cable machine lats
machine overhead presses

machine bicept pull downs

dumbbell arm curls

running machine with dumbells

and seated machine push outs

knackered..!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 30, 2016, 03:25:32 PM
sore after yesterdays workout

ran 6 miles this morning  my first run after the marathon

a nice run


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 04, 2016, 05:43:23 PM
gym closed over the bank holiday and life getting in the way of training so far this week  so ive stuck just to home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 08, 2016, 03:48:37 PM
i feel a little lost at the moment...im hitting the gym 4 time a week and home free weights as well,but feel im stuck in a rut..and my progress has halted.no progress on deads or squats as the new gym has not got the equptment for me to progress here

I m ussin the machines there dong high reps lowish weight loads..as heavy weights on them feel awkward to me and don't feel right


im just repping out on the deads there as they only have a max weights of 130kgs is this doing anything..?

I just don't know how to get the best from the new gym

im eating and bulking a little to put back on the losses caused my my recent marathon training



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 09, 2016, 06:10:35 PM
slept in today so my time was limited,,

but did hih reps and low weight home traing today again


100 fast reps of 30kgs deads

50 fast  30kgs squats

lots of  dumbbell bi curls

lots of flies etc


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 10, 2016, 09:04:56 PM
hit the gym for two hours today


legs got mullered...arms got walloped


and 1 hour of cardio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 11, 2016, 01:47:35 PM
very sore today ...so only did home free weights today..a worthwhile workout at last I feel today............!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 12, 2016, 07:05:47 PM
just a progress report
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss302/egg-custard/IMG_0867.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/egg-custard/media/IMG_0867.jpg.html)


I cannot believe..how much my upper arms have grown...well impressed


me in 2011
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss302/egg-custard/10.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/egg-custard/media/10.jpg.html)


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 23, 2016, 03:57:32 PM
im back from hols now......7 days of eating drinking no training...I feel bloated and un pumped...

do you loose muscle in 7 days of inactivity..?

I feel weak..but im back in to the gym tomorrow..!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 25, 2016, 08:30:37 PM
back to the gym today ..hit a hour of cardio...

100 lightweight reps on the incline bench

5x5   machine leg  extensions and then the same of leg curls

100 reps chest dumbel flies

calf raises and heavy dumbel bicept standing curls

a good pump session to get back into the swing of things after my hols


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 26, 2016, 07:25:59 PM
a slamming headache today ..making me feel weak and ill today...got a few things on my mind at the mo..so not in a good frame of mind today to train




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 27, 2016, 04:39:48 PM
felt better today after a good nights sleep

hit 5x5 130kgs deads..the max weight the gym has

seated full stack cable rows 5x5

machine push downs supersetted with bicept dumbel curls and overhead 15kgs plate tricep extensions

then finished off with machine chest flies

a mixed session just to get an pump and some excertion going


and home feeder/trigger session flies and curls with dumbels



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 28, 2016, 05:16:28 PM
first run for nearly 3 weeks..the first step in my ultra marathon training

hit home bicept curls today 25 reps of 12 kgs every 5 mins for an hour..felt pumped


my goal is to reach 13 stone before cutting again..im at 12st 9 lb at the moment

from 11st 4  years ago

but my weight seems to have stalled a bit...how can I add more weight now to reach my goal bearing in mind im now running again to as well as gym 4 times a wee plus home work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 01, 2016, 05:55:44 PM
eating lots but ive lost a few pounds this week..........???????????

overhead presses today..ive not done these for awhile as I hate doing them as i have poor form on these

but I maneged 5x10  40kgs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 03, 2016, 04:26:05 PM
a poor week trainin wise..but I did manege a very short session today  at the gym..

light 100 reps on the bench..and 20 mins rowing machine and 20 mins on the treadmill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 11, 2016, 04:30:28 PM
slow week this week as ive had a few personal issues to attend to

BUT I have hit the gym a couple of times  deadlifting and back workout

and chest also

ive been hitting the home squats and dumbel bi curls

ive hit my bulking goal this week so its time to shed the fat build up now  as I'm on point for my ultra marathon run in September


ran 6 miles over the downs this morning


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 13, 2016, 03:15:33 PM
sunday home free weights 5x5 overhead press

42 kgs 42 kgs squats and 50 dumbbell bi curls

Monday gym

100 reps decline bench press
100 reps flat bench dumbbell flies
100 reps cable flies
100 reps flat bench dumbell hearn type tricept curls/extensions

3000 metre rowing machine plus home freeweights again



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 15, 2016, 03:30:41 PM
just home freeweights today....

havin a bit of diahoorrah the last 12 hours ive decided to drink water and eat less tday


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 17, 2016, 04:38:26 PM
shoulders today 

barbell overhead presses

cable lat flies

heavy dumbel shrugs
lat machine push downs

bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 18, 2016, 04:53:39 PM
ran 8 miles over the downs today..intermitting walking as well..legs felt very heavy today

and overhead home presses 46kgs 5x5 super setting with 5x5 46kgs squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 19, 2016, 08:19:09 PM
rest day today...knees feel like there on the way out achy shooting pains



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 20, 2016, 04:24:49 PM
my knees are really achy still why I have no idea

as ive done less squatting and less running this past few weeks than ever..


just home presses today  feeling tired and run down...its going o be a stressful week as im waiting to hear news regarding a decision


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 23, 2016, 04:47:25 PM
im having problems using the new gym..as far.. as I cannot seem to put together routines as there are to many machines rather than heavy freeweights for the bar
 
rather than trying splits  should I just o for 3 times a week full body wprkouts with the equiptment there 

would I see progress


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 24, 2016, 06:16:08 PM
hit bench 200 light reps  is this doing me any good ?

a few dumbel flies

100 reps of machne lat pulldowns

10 mins boxing



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 25, 2016, 05:34:30 PM
high pressure weekend with an important decision expected Monday..

I bouncing off the walls at the moment head is in a far off place

workouts suffering I think...

I need to chill and get back to it after Monday..hopefully

a worried eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 28, 2016, 05:16:36 PM
a comprise descion was the outcome


no training today as I  have had little sleep and work  as well

so a day to catch up and rest was needed I feel

il eat well sleep and then rally get back into it this week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 30, 2016, 07:35:53 PM
back into the gym today...upper body day

hit deads first  repped up to 135kgs  the gyms max

then super setted dumbbel bi curls with lighter deads

seated heavy full stack cable rows and full stack pull downs


cable close flies

rowing machine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 02, 2016, 03:10:49 PM
Friday I hit upperbody again as I am saving my les for a run tomorrow

hit dumbel flies
dumbel shoulder presses
dumbel shrugs
cable pec cross overs
heavy rows
lat  machine push downs

Saturday

8 mile run off road over the downs

dumbel curls and calf raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 04, 2016, 05:31:29 PM
back at the squats today...hit 80kgs for 5...the first time hitting this weight since joining this gym...no squat cage just a stand that wobbles way to much

leg extension I heavy set

rowing machine
lat push downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 05, 2016, 03:48:23 PM
hi  no gym today...my daughters come home from Italy..so a catch up day

only home freewieghts trigger session

20 mins cross trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 06, 2016, 09:13:06 PM
home freewieghts today

bench and bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 07, 2016, 06:55:48 PM
a rest day today very very tired..at last I can now get some sleep after a month of worry and little gym time



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 08, 2016, 07:42:18 PM
hi..hit  de cline bench today at the gym for 200 reps

dumbel flies and dumbel presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 09, 2016, 08:39:15 PM
no sleep over night   Barbie day today  so pigged out and getting  drunk...........ooh not good but totally chilled out with the family

after the last month of uncertainity  and not no where id be..it was good to forget things for awhile


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 10, 2016, 03:22:51 PM
hit the trails today 6 miles of cruelling steep uphills of the downs above brighton

and home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 14, 2016, 12:25:46 PM
mainly leg day yesterday

squats
leg extensions
leg curls
heavy standing calf raises
static bike

100 reps bench
100 repd tri rope push downs
100 reps overhead tri curls
100 rope bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 16, 2016, 04:16:34 PM
6 mile off road run today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 18, 2016, 08:18:54 PM
this week im going to try

after warm up

single reps of the heaviest I can go

today was treadmill

then heavy single leg extension machine

then warm up light dumbells

then as heavy as i could go machine chest presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 20, 2016, 04:05:59 PM
rest day yesterday

so it was 2nd session of the heavy as I can go sessions

warm up light dumbells

25 mins treadmill

then a few warm up sets on the lat pull down machine

then hit single reps of the 95 marked plate

a minute test in between the sets

then onto 100 light reps  on the leg extension machine

before using the lat pul down machine for heavy as I can on lat push downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 23, 2016, 03:38:03 PM
two weeks now at 2400 cals  and ive not lost an ounce

even thou ive upped my running and more effort in the gym

now im stuck as what to do


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 24, 2016, 05:31:19 PM
put my static bike in front of the tv yesterday  and rode along with the tour de france  up the tension for the uphill and released it for the decents..ooh my I was knackered  but I was indoor and never moved an inch

today chest and bi`s


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 25, 2016, 05:34:57 PM
 :DNEW PERSONNEL BEST TODAY.........I DID THE 105 PLATE STACK ON THE LEG EXTENSION MACHINE FOR 3 REPS..UP FROM 95.


LEG DAY

30 mins running on the treadmill

50 light weight squats

hevvy singles on the leg extension machine

15 mins on the static bike

ive done legs early this week as im running/racing an off road 10k over the downs on sunday

100 reps decline bench


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 26, 2016, 03:34:21 PM
home running
static bike and freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 28, 2016, 07:47:07 PM
had  bicept and chest workout today

wow I continued the theme of heavy as I could go for low reps

cable curls

bi pull down machine
chest press machine
and bench


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 29, 2016, 03:07:32 PM
a good dose of doms today arms..abs...and calfs

brought a resistance band to add to my home gym


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 30, 2016, 04:29:03 PM
having a bit of a rest day as im running tomorrow

so just resistance band training today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 01, 2016, 08:24:58 PM
achy legs today after running the tough race yesterday

so just resistance band workout today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 04, 2016, 08:04:05 PM
ive been unwell this week so have limited my workout to just dumbells


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 06, 2016, 06:34:57 PM
looks like ive got high blood pressure again

doc took it Friday at 170/110

ooh high blood pressure was one of the symptons that lead to me having an adrenal tumour in 2011 conns syndrome

its rare..but the docs checking to see if maybe I have a reoccurance.this would be astronomically rare..but..

ive not been sleeping for longer than an hour or two in over 2 weeks now

chest pain fluttering and a stiff neck...............

but I sill pushed out a 7 mile run today and some light benches


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 10, 2016, 04:10:23 PM
awaiting results of blood tests now..cant sleep longer than an hour without waking with a heavy chest and pulputations

taking it easy this week again band work and light dumbels


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 12, 2016, 04:27:50 PM
hit the bicepts hard..heavy curls.. heavy cables...and machine pull downs



ran 8 miles in the heat


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 15, 2016, 09:19:19 PM
a new pb on the leg extension machine I did 3 reps of 125kgs




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 17, 2016, 04:25:20 PM
treadmill running

full stack cable rows

heavy bar bell shrugs

trap bar 5 reps 115kg
standing bar rows

plate overhead throws

a few heavy bumbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 18, 2016, 07:38:59 PM
full assult on bicepts today.............cable full stack curls

standing bar curls

up and down the dumbbell rack for curls

pull down machine

and 20 mins running on the treadmill..


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 19, 2016, 07:24:32 PM
hit bicepts hard again today..full stack cable curls

up and down the dumbbell rack again...and light fles and a couple of sets of light decline bench


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 20, 2016, 12:59:27 PM
ran 12 miles this morning...very windy took my breath away


home band work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 21, 2016, 05:22:28 PM
a hard 5 mile off road run again this morning....

im putting in the tough runs now in an effort to achieve my bucket list ambition of completing an ultra marathon

which is only 4 weeks away now


im lost 7lb in weight now in an effort to et to a comfortable racing weight of under 12 st

im eating well to try to maintain muscle

hit heavy low reps and low weight high rep days alternate  in the gym

im feeling better and eager to do well in the ultra


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 24, 2016, 04:16:24 PM
treadmill work

heavy singles of 125kgs on the leg extension

light rowing and 100 light bench presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 26, 2016, 05:25:23 PM
down to 12st 4lb now

ran
12 miles this
 morning


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 28, 2016, 05:57:17 PM
little sleep in the last 48 hours

just light dumbells and static bike


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 30, 2016, 02:55:39 PM
im getting to look like my avartar piccie once again.. after my bulk and now cutting/running in readiness for my ultra marathon which is only 4 weeks away

today I did 30 mins treadmill running

pb leg extension  3 half reps of the 135kg plate stack

the 50 reps 50% of that

followed by light bench supersetted dumbbell flies

30kgs  hammer dumbbell curls

light standing flies

light resistance band curls

100 rep light machine hammie curls

then finished of with 100 reps back on the leg extension machine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 31, 2016, 08:38:56 PM
home workout today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 01, 2016, 06:52:17 PM
heavy lat pull downs

cable files


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 08, 2016, 08:35:31 AM
carefully planned carb up day today as im hitting 25 miles in my peak week training run later,,,3 weeks to my ultra marathon


I will do a light gym work out today as well






Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on September 08, 2016, 03:24:21 PM
Crikey which ultra are you doing?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 09, 2016, 06:28:15 PM
hi nic...im doing the 50k high weald challenge 

it will be my first ultra......ive been training hard for it...........and feel im ready to take this step up

its a long way and its off road to........once ive completed it and recover ok il look into doing a tougher race abroad next year


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 10, 2016, 01:09:29 PM
legs are sore today after a 20 mile road/trail training run yesterday

im maintaing weight at the moment by eating  lots of  carbs


my weight training is heavy sets but less volume....for the next 3 weeks

will I loose much muscle  by doing this with my running..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 12, 2016, 05:40:52 PM
back in the gym today after a weekend off..apart from running


hit a few sets of deads with super setted bumbell bi curls and flies

heavy leg extensions

and then 30 mins  uphill treadmill

followed on by heavy hammer dumbbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 13, 2016, 03:08:53 PM
hit legs today...stiff leg deads... super setted with light dumbbell bi curls


maxed out leg extension machine for single heavy reps

leg curl machine for reps

heavy single sumos ..super setted  with cable lat flies

15 mins treadmill walking with dumbells

15 mins x trainer

lat pull down machine 3 sets of 3 alternate seated position




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 14, 2016, 04:42:13 PM
rest day...........................!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 15, 2016, 06:26:18 PM
holding 12st 4lb

just a light routine today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 16, 2016, 03:03:49 PM
200 reps light decline bench press

50 reps dumbbell decline press

lots of dumbbell bi curls

1 hour treadmill running


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 19, 2016, 04:22:47 PM
taper week ..as my ultra marathon is on sunday

so I did
1 hour walking on the treadmill curling light dumbells

then 3 reps of max weight on the leg extenson machine and
5 reps of shoulder flies with the heaviest dumbells


im feel ready for this ultra..the high wealden challenge

im down to 12st 1lb in weight hopefully I will hit my running weight of 12st by thursday before I begin my carb up

I feel very fit for this run,,then its back to bodybuilding again after



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 20, 2016, 04:03:31 PM
light home weights and static bike


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 22, 2016, 07:34:18 PM
1 hour rowing machine yesterday.......

today I did I/2 hour walking running on the treadmill

up and down the dumbbell rack curling

3 days to go before the ultra marathon


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 24, 2016, 04:16:03 PM
resting up today..............in readiness for the ultra marathon tomorrow the high weald challenge


I loaded up on carbs yesterday.........fasted since ..having a good bowl clear out so I can load again later in hope I don't need to find a bush during the run

im looking forward to the event it will be the furthest ive ever ran...and will be a good gauge of my fitness


I will be taking my bulk powders pre workout prior to the run..as I have found this supplement helps me no end great stuff..!!

wish me luck folks..!!



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 25, 2016, 07:55:12 PM
ran the ultra in 6hrs 49 mins..so tough but I slogged it out..........................legs are shot....but happy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on September 26, 2016, 01:23:18 AM
Well done Eggy great acheivement.


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Post by: egg-custard on September 26, 2016, 11:29:55 AM
thanks felix its appreciated


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Post by: egg-custard on September 26, 2016, 06:52:31 PM
achy legs are healing nicely  so ive entered the 100k London to brighton run next may


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 27, 2016, 04:34:18 PM
back in the gym...  trotted/walked there
20 mins rowing


rear lat flies and bi curls

my legs are still sore so no serious work on them so really just did a light shoulder workout..which was just right


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 29, 2016, 11:21:44 AM
only did light home work as wife is in hospital having leg surgery


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Post by: egg-custard on October 01, 2016, 08:13:26 PM
training was just light home stuff again as I had to collect wife from hospital..

shes off work now for awhile and on crutches for a month at least..so my home weights have been cleared away to make floor space



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Post by: egg-custard on October 02, 2016, 04:52:05 PM
back to the bodybuilding tomorrow..after a quite week recovering from the ultra marathon

so il be looking to go heavy as possible this week on all exercises to get a pump going


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Post by: egg-custard on October 04, 2016, 05:10:10 PM
BACK ON IT.................!! YESTERDAY

HEAVY LEG EXTENSIONS..MAX OUT THE MACHINE   THEN 10 REPS A PLATE GOING DOWN TO THE MINIMUM

HEAVY BI CURLS
LAT FLIES
CABLE LAT FLIES
HAMSTRING CURLS
RUNNING MACHINE

ACHY LEGS TODAY...
HIT RESISTANCE BAND ARM WORK OUT

RESISTANCE BAND FLIES AND
X TRAINER


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 05, 2016, 02:31:08 PM
my deads have suffered due to the gym not having enough weight plates 

I easily maxed out my deads today at 137kgs..so I just went for as many reps as I could get before droppin the weight

followed by barbell rows

then max effort of full stack on the leg extension before hitting heavy dumbbell bi curls

one thing ive noticed this week since dropping my cals down again from two weeks ago

my shoulders deffo are beginning to look shredded and I can see my muscle seperations quite clearly now..and my top abs show well but the lowers need more work im at 12 stone now down from 12st 13lb in june..slow and steady should see me getting around 10% fat this time around

any tips..?


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Post by: egg-custard on October 06, 2016, 03:36:29 PM
my heaviest session for months
even thou ive got a cold and have doms from my deads yesterday
I hit heavy bench for singles
then 100 lighter reps
a couple of set of laying dumbbell flies
light dumbbell curls
then heavy trap bar good mornings
laying dumbbell pullovers
and arm stretching

heavy bar shrugs
then a 4 round 4 exercise circuit..cable tri rope push downs...dumbbell flies dumbbell front raises and trap bar shoulder shrugs

machine push downs and pull downs

finished off with maxed out machine leg extensions




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Post by: egg-custard on October 07, 2016, 09:32:06 AM
full of cold and coughing like mad.............but il keep on through it


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Post by: egg-custard on October 07, 2016, 03:03:24 PM
walked to the gym

rowing machine

overhead presses...!!


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Post by: egg-custard on October 08, 2016, 02:22:39 PM
this cold has me feeling awfulyl tied and achy so its just a few light reps today...I have another run next sunday so need to chill this week..


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Post by: egg-custard on October 11, 2016, 12:19:01 PM
shxt .........I feel terrible no energy tired coughing sneezing..woke up shaking like a jelly bean last night sweating away

im running on sunday.....ooh

did legs yesterday..i think to much.when I was feelin bad


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Post by: egg-custard on October 12, 2016, 01:52:00 PM
im totally ill.... lungs hurts coughing sneezing..and hives and blisters no traing I feel flat and have I lost my gains..?


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Post by: egg-custard on October 13, 2016, 03:19:33 PM
4 years training..ill for a week and I feel like ive not done anything..i look all flat and skinny


whooo.  whats that point will I feel pumped again and look like I workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 14, 2016, 09:59:06 AM
feeling a bit better today...not coughing as much...and the sneezing has stopped

time for a feed up as ive been low on my calories as I lost my appitite for the last week

any advice to regain my strength


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 15, 2016, 01:24:27 PM
feel better today......had a weighing....im surprised to only have lost 1/2 a lb this week as ive not eaten much but activity has been low to


im going to eat carbs today as I will run tomorrow in the brighton 10 miler


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 16, 2016, 02:57:12 PM
felt to tired and achy and still coughing badly so I gave the bright 10 a miss for this year


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Post by: egg-custard on October 17, 2016, 05:54:30 PM
 :Dyes back in the gym today....so hit a full body workout with light weights to get back into the groove without taxing myself to much as im back at work also tonight after sickness....look flat and shadowy today so I need to eat some carbs and calories


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Post by: felix on October 18, 2016, 12:25:50 AM
Hope you feel better soon Eggy.


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Post by: egg-custard on October 18, 2016, 06:02:29 PM
thanks felix...I do feel better today...had a good solid 4 hours sleep today a lot for me..before hitting arms today

warm up on the treadmill

heavy cable curls
high reps of light barbell curls
heavy single dumbbell cross body curls
light fast single arm dumbbell curls

then resistance band curls

then finished with leg extensions and calf raises


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Post by: egg-custard on October 19, 2016, 03:55:30 PM
arms sore today after yesterdays workout


just recovery arm workout and 10 mins x trainer


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Post by: egg-custard on October 20, 2016, 06:02:51 PM
upper body workout today..dumbbell curls presses and shoulder shrugs

decline bench

leg extensions


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Post by: egg-custard on October 21, 2016, 05:54:39 PM
the gym was busy today

so I only got a few heavy dead reps in

heavy leg extensions

and a few cable flies
100 light bench reps

and lots of dumbbell curls and flies


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Post by: egg-custard on October 22, 2016, 12:07:19 PM
hit the uphill roads for a slow 6 mile run  first run in 4 weeks after being ill... tiring but rewarding


il be doing home free weights whist listing to brighton playing wigan on the radio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 24, 2016, 04:00:33 PM
leg day today............still feeling chesty
10 mins treadmill warm up/light dumbbell bi curls

 lots of heavy reps on the leg extension machine

hamstring machine

60k barbell calf raises

light dumbbell curls and flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 27, 2016, 06:14:29 PM
been awake now for 3 days   just cannot sleep at all,,


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Post by: egg-custard on October 28, 2016, 08:01:49 PM
had to visit the docs...I am having real problems sleeping just laying down seems to make my heart race and head pound

got given tabs....slept for 10 hours and felt like a zombie upon waking

no gym  today...resting up..i think

ive done too much this last month and its caught up with me

ultra marathon ...real bad flu..very busy at work..heavy gym sessions on 3 hours kip a day..low calories..and a stressful problem to cope with at home..all have taxed me a bit to much this month


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 29, 2016, 01:30:45 PM
still feeling tired and washed out...

achy chest  and head...also have a pain in my neck to

cough is better..but I feel out of sorts


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Post by: egg-custard on October 30, 2016, 05:05:51 PM
grabbed a few hours sleep

feel better but not really well

surprisingly only put on 1/4lb after eating trash and not working out

hopefully il be back tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 31, 2016, 06:06:26 PM
back in the gym for heavy legs..ended up with a slight calf pull typical

maxed out the leg extension machine for s
reps and singles


lots of curls and flies



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 01, 2016, 05:41:48 PM
light legs

decline bench 90% of  1 rep max for singles

then repped out on lighter load

full stack cable deadlifts

full stack seated cable chest pulls

10 mins walking treadmill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 03, 2016, 05:05:26 PM
felt tired today..but not ill ..for which I have for the last 4 weeks

hit max deads for singles
then reps and barbell shoulder shrugs

then dumbbell bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 04, 2016, 07:14:49 PM
finished my recoup week in fine style today

hit 200 reps on the bench

heavy full stack cable rows

some light dumbells and
overhead presses which I hate and very weak at


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 05, 2016, 01:01:59 PM
ive added a  1lb in weight this week..not bad considering ive eaten crap

and getting over an illness

hit a 4.5 mile run this morning  cold but enjoyable but had me coughing like mad on my return home

4 weeks now ive been coughing

home free weights

and work early as I work in lewes and the whole town is locked off to visitors after 5 pm
 due to bonfire celebrations


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 06, 2016, 02:48:58 PM
just a light home workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: thebull on November 06, 2016, 10:53:33 PM
ive added a  1lb in weight this week..not bad considering ive eaten crap

and getting over an illness

hit a 4.5 mile run this morning  cold but enjoyable but had me coughing like mad on my return home

4 weeks now ive been coughing

home free weights

and work early as I work in lewes and the whole town is locked off to visitors after 5 pm
 due to bonfire celebrations

Running/ CV in the cold is going to get worse in the coming months and it's horrible not being able to breathe properly but sounds like you swoldiered through (borrowed that term from Steve Cook!)

A lb is decent progress- what is your weekly goal?


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Post by: egg-custard on November 07, 2016, 06:09:36 PM
hi thanks for the post...my goal at the moment  is to get down to 11st 7lb a weight I maintained most of my life..i bulked up to 13 stone up til july and feel I put on some muscle and strength  so im really intrested to see what I look like in comparisment to 11 7 with no muscle and now with muscle..i have photos but cannot remember how to get them off my I pod to here

I have two races in the next two weeks so im lowering my heavy reps to make sure I don't pull anything in favour of lighter more rep sets

today I did 5x5 50kg squats
2x5 full stack leg extension machine
then 100 light reps
5k on the running maching set on the incline

then 10 mins rowing machine
4 miles of walking hills as I needed to go shopping for parts for my poorly van


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 08, 2016, 06:04:41 PM
just arms today as I was limited for time due to my son having a medical procedure today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 09, 2016, 05:02:08 PM
hit chest and tris today

300 reps of 45kg decline bench

dumbbell flies
cable rope tri push downs

trap bar 80kg 5x5

light 5x5 squats..im going to do squats everyday now to get over getting doms in my legs again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: thebull on November 10, 2016, 12:30:35 AM
300 reps?! How many sets over?


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Post by: egg-custard on November 10, 2016, 11:28:41 AM
i just went for 10-15 reps before pausing and carrying on until I reached 300

i like doing lots of reps on light days as i feel it helps with my endurance building

cheers andy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 10, 2016, 06:18:46 PM
so so tired today...busy night at work did not go to the gym today..  so did home stuff

150 crunches

30 mins static bike

5x 10 squats
50 reps of dumbbell hammer curls

5x5 overhead light presses
5x5 wrist curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 12, 2016, 02:10:57 PM
i did deads and shoulder presses yesterday as I was limited for time..as I went to the cinema to see arrival


I did my daily squats 5 x 12 of 32kgs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 12, 2016, 07:45:40 PM
update

ive been slowly cutting on 2200 cals since june  where I finished my short bulk at 12 13lb

now im 11st 12lb on my way to 11st 7lb
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss302/egg-custard/thumbnail_IMG_1512.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/egg-custard/media/thumbnail_IMG_1512.jpg.html)


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Post by: egg-custard on November 13, 2016, 02:52:07 PM
ran 10 miles this morning....nice run .. a bit puffy  but after my recent illness I did well

already for the brooks 10k in brighton next sunday

will hit home free weights later today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 15, 2016, 02:39:12 PM
did just a legs yesterday .. a few reps on the leg extension machine

5x1 60kgs squats

run to and from the gym

im going easy this week as I missed my last run due to illness

I don't want anything to put me out of sundays race


home free weights today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 17, 2016, 03:55:35 PM
back in the gym today..i hit 200reps of medium weight bench

light 5x5 squats

bench dumbbell press..

and a few bi curls

then home free weights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 18, 2016, 07:35:26 PM
hit a few heavy dead singles today

up the dumbbell rack for bi curls

lat pull downs and treadmill running

100 rep light weight incline bench

100 rep standing calf raises

an easy day as im running sunday




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 19, 2016, 10:15:43 PM
rest day ready for the 10k tomorrow

eat over maintance the last two days  as I feel short of energy

just home band work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 21, 2016, 04:42:48 PM
starting a couple of weeks of home ....1000 light weight trigger each of... flies...bi curls ...and bodyweight standing calf raises

alongside gym work

today fitting in my 1000 reps at sparodic times during the day and  night at work

done gym legs

machine le extensions and set a new pb of 50 kgs on the seated hamstring curls

heavy standing flies and bi curls
100 overhead tri extensions


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 22, 2016, 04:53:09 PM
done 500 bench reps..starting heavy and drop settting down  then finishing off with home bench

quick hamstrings and leg extensions

3x5 squats


ive decided to do my 1000 reps every other day as my arms are still pumped and achy

good workout the 3 x1000 light rep thing is


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 23, 2016, 05:32:48 PM
a mixture of light dumbells....barbells...body weight and bands

1000 reps of flies
1000 reps of standing alf raises
1000 reps of bi curls
500 reps of bench
500 reps of wrist curls

squats and laying hammy curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 24, 2016, 05:32:15 PM
wow...my body feels pumped after yesterdays session..so


after taking two scoops of bulk powders watermelon preworkout and hitting the the gym and home weights 
for my massive rep range workout I feel well pumped and feel like I have actually workout

started at the gym with single heavy deads
then hammy machine
leg extensions
single squats to 90kgs
then started off at the gym and finished at home
mixed weights of..

1000 reps of flies dumbell and resistance bands
1000 reps of standing calf raises some bodyweight and dumbells
1000 reps of bi curls barbell dumbbell cables resistance bands
700 wrist curls dumbells barbell and resistance band
700 bench and chest presses dumbells barbells

wow..!! a great full bodyworkout for me
loverly pumped up feeling


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 25, 2016, 04:58:11 PM
 :) WOW...!! REALLY FEEL PUMPED AND FULL TODAY..!!

[/after two days on my multi set workout ..I feel great and look good..today I again hit the big sets with a slight increase in weights
I used barbell,dumbells cable/ machines and resistance bands to achieve the reps
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1000 reps x bi curls
1000 reps x flies
700 reps x bench
700 reps x wrist curls
500 reps calf raises
100 push ups
100 x lat pull downs
100 x reps crunches



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Post by: egg-custard on November 26, 2016, 02:34:47 PM
 I ran in the stammer park  10k movember run this morning in full fancy dress,,for which I won a prize

phew was it warm...and being achy after my blast it rep routine of the past few days I was some what knackered cross the finishing line..in still under an hour

chuffed



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 27, 2016, 08:05:38 PM
tired today after running 5 miles this morning

knocked out 900 reps of very light bench
900 calf raises
900 reps of dumbbell bi curls

and 900 reps of tricept curls/push downs resistance band overhead curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 28, 2016, 04:14:48 PM
hit the gym for manly legs

hamstring seat curls...100 reps including a new pb of 65kgs

50 leg extension reps

5x5 squats

500 standing calf raises


500 reps of bi curls

and 100 light decline bench

50 reps of lat raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 29, 2016, 04:17:24 PM
back day

seated full stack cable rows
seated full stack cable lat pull downs
standing full stack cable rows

5x5 heavy dumbbell rows

100 reps  dumbbell light reverse flies
100 reps light to heavy machine lat pull downs
100reps light chest flies machine
100 reps light overhead machine presses

then legs
 daily squats 5x5 light 40kgs
100 reps light hamstring machine
100 reps light leg extension machine
500 standing calf raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 30, 2016, 05:28:21 PM
a bit of a lighter day today

after a god workout yesterday and back to work after hols I feel a little tired today

so just light 30 reps  squats
500 reps of bi curls dumbells and barbell
500 standing calf raises
1 km on the x trainer
and some light overhead presses and flies

doing these hi reps this past week has certainly giving me a substained pump feeling..but somewhat achy though

next phase will be back to heavy low reps sessions

im really enjoying the mix of training im doing at the moment

I did loose the enjoyment factor  but its be great to regain that back



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 01, 2016, 04:05:12 PM
hit the gym for

100 reps of deadlifts decending

50%  to  30% of 1 rep max

10 reps of heavy squats

100 reps light hamstring machine
100 reps of leg extensions

then home
500 light bi curls
500 wrist curls
500 chest flies
500 calf raises

then 100 very light home 20kg squats

my marathon training starts this weekend


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 02, 2016, 03:31:21 PM
tri and shoulder day today

gym workout

full stack pull downs
full stack cable rows
chest press machine
overhead machine

leg extensions
hammy curls
squats
home bench
home curls and calf raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 03, 2016, 06:06:18 PM
ive been trying to slow my running pace down to 5 miles per hour to help with my London to Brighton run in may 17 I need to raise £200 to guarantee my place in the line up..im getting there slowly   its for Arthritis Research uk
www.justgiving.com/eggyslondon2brightonrun
I ran 5 miles across the downs this morning in 54 mins...yes im happy with that  now to try and run it consistently

just home free weights today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 04, 2016, 07:08:27 PM
had an easy day today..i just slung a few weights around whilst watching the footie on tv


chicken and burgers was my meals today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 05, 2016, 04:38:22 PM
leg day....hit my daily squats first

5x5 back squats
and some front squats

weight standing calf raises

heavy to light   leg extensions..100 reps

medium weight 100 hammy curls

new pb 100 plate chest press
lat pull down machine

home bi curls and flat floor dumbell chest presses



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 06, 2016, 04:52:29 PM
chest day

ran 1.5 km on the treadmill as a warm up

100 rep of  barbell decline bench ..75% of  one rep max it too a while but I was I no hurry

decline dumbbell flies
incline dumbbell chest presses
dumbbell shoulder shrugs
lateral raises

reverse chest flies

and 5x5 75% of one rep max squats

home work



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 07, 2016, 04:05:57 PM
mostly a rest day...

just home squats and bi curls

achy shoulder and tris today after yesterdays workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 08, 2016, 05:32:25 PM
shoulders today and legs

10  mins static bike warm up

2000 metre rowing machine
leg extensions
hamstring machine curls
squats
calf raises

lat pull downs
machine pull ups

lat flies

heavy dumbbell shoulder shrugs

one arm dumbbell raises

floor pec push presses

bi curls







Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 09, 2016, 04:37:34 PM
a mixture of gym heavy weights and light home weights to achieve todays workout


heavy single deads
heavy single sumo deads
good mornings
overhead presses

1000 reps push ups
100 squats
1000 reps of bi curls
1000 calf raises
1000 bench presses
1000 reverse flies

pull ups and stair climbing


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 10, 2016, 03:35:18 PM
500 rep floor dumbbell presses
500 calf raises
500 dumbbell bi curls
500 rev flies

daily squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 11, 2016, 03:11:08 PM
a quite day today..a few trigger reps and daily squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 12, 2016, 05:26:21 PM
Christmas shopping was calling today


so a short but heavy leg day


squats single  heavy near max squats
2x10 lighter box squats

heavy hammy machine curls

max out machine leg extensions

calf raises

3 mile walk


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 13, 2016, 04:45:26 PM
treadmill 5k

new pb on chest press 102.5kgs
 
daily squats

home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 14, 2016, 05:56:17 PM
after yesterdays session I felt a good doms emitting from my tri`s

so today after a really busy night at work and only 2 hours sleep

I did a stretching session and 2 sets of floor dumbbell presses
and goblet squats for 50 reps


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 15, 2016, 04:16:45 PM
loaded up on two scoops of  pre workout

and hit the gym and home freeweights
for a mamouth session

1000 reps of standing calf raises..weighted/bodyweight
1000 reps of bi curls..forced seated isolation,standing dumbbell,hammer curls and 100 x100 supersetted with lightweight squats
1000 reps of standing dumbbell flies,cable flies

1000 reps of light to 70% bench presses bar and dumbells
plus tri cables


and some crunches to round off a long session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 16, 2016, 06:53:57 PM
today I had to wait in for a parcel

so gym today ..just

500 calf raises...some weighted
500 reps laying  floor presses
500 rep bi cep curls
500 reverse dumbbell flies
5k run this morning

off calorie counting now until the new year..then its serious prep time for the half/full and ultra marathons next year

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Post by: egg-custard on December 17, 2016, 07:12:46 PM
just a light day..some overhead presses and barbell rows

and 2 sets of five floor chest presses


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Post by: egg-custard on December 18, 2016, 10:09:10 PM
so tired ..so not to much today

only a few sets of dumbbell work


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Post by: egg-custard on December 19, 2016, 04:03:50 PM
i think id like to have a go at competing

I going to look into what it intails and what I need to do first


today leg day

warm up treadmill

medium weight squats

calf raises

heavy machine leg extensions

heavy leg curls hammy machine
a few curls and bits and pieces

warm down


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Post by: egg-custard on December 20, 2016, 03:52:49 PM
hit chest
warm up
flies
treadmill
single rep heavy  machine chest press
new pb   machine chest press 107kgs
80% decline bench for sets of 3 reps
them lighter for reps
flat bench for reps

floor chest press 22kg dumbells
cable  cross over flies
cable shoulder flies
cable full stack pull ups
squats
some hammy curls and leg extensions





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 21, 2016, 05:03:37 PM
ooh so so tired today..........very busy at work overnight  2 hours sleep today has left me feeling wiped out..just a few motion reps


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Post by: egg-custard on December 22, 2016, 03:35:38 PM
today I hit deads

repped singles of 137.5 kgs as this is the max weight the gym has ...sumos and standard


then full stack cable rows
then full stack lat pull downs

a few full stack leg extension

no squats today


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Post by: egg-custard on December 24, 2016, 12:51:58 PM
x trainer and a few light reps and off to work on Christmas eve   


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Post by: egg-custard on December 25, 2016, 07:50:42 PM
just a few bi curls and stuffing my face


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Post by: egg-custard on December 26, 2016, 06:13:57 PM
enjoying the rest and food


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Post by: egg-custard on December 28, 2016, 04:23:23 PM
back into the gym today...

heavy decline bench

cable flies

a few cable rows



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Post by: egg-custard on December 29, 2016, 04:14:34 PM
hit 80% squats

full stack cable rows and pull downs

100 light decline bench

50 barbell wrist curls

and a few heavy dumbbell shrugs

eating well and will be back to the hard work in the new year


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Post by: egg-custard on December 30, 2016, 03:24:17 PM
walked to the gym as my warm up today...2 miles

I did  heavy dead lifts with super setted 1 rep maxes on the chest press machine setting a new pb of 107kgs

then sumos supersetted with overhead machine 1 rep maxes setting a new pb 50kgs

barbell overhead pressand a new pb of 55kgs...( I don't like or do overhead presses very often) supersetted with dumbbell seated overhead presses

light squats and static bike


jogged home for my protein shake...a great session to end the year


happy new year  ...eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on January 01, 2017, 12:44:22 PM
quite day yesterday

TODAY...............out for a 10 mile run in the wind and rain ....  steady pace in under 2 hours


home free weights this afternoon

weight..up to 12st 9lb

from 11st 9lb 4 weeks ago

time to ditch the Christmas calories


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Post by: egg-custard on January 04, 2017, 04:11:27 PM
back in the gym today


started the new year with a new pb of 110kg on the chest press machine

heavy single decline bench

squats
up and down the dumbell rack for bi curls
some dumbbell overhead presses

decline bench dumbbell presses

good session as I was feeling rough and no sleep



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Post by: egg-custard on January 05, 2017, 05:02:58 PM
another good session today


trained mainly shoulders upper body

chest press  heavy as I could do
shoulder press heavy
heavy flat bench
squats
cable flies
cable lat pull downs

cable rows

light legs to fininsh







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Post by: egg-custard on January 06, 2017, 03:36:04 PM
today was a short session as im off to watch the new assasians creed movie

treadmill

deads

bench press new decline pb 72 1/2kgs



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 07, 2017, 03:24:38 PM
a 9 mile run this morning

and home light free weights


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Post by: egg-custard on January 08, 2017, 04:29:29 PM
light home freeweights

I have lower back doms still after Fridays session...

back to a full week in the gym this week and cutting the calories again..as I need to get below 12st for my marathon runs in the next few months


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Post by: egg-custard on January 09, 2017, 04:34:18 PM
because I had a financial problem to deal with today..i only managed a few home free weights and home x trainer 

but I did managed a few minuetes in the gym to set a new pb bench

of  75kgs


so not a waste of day really


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Post by: felix on January 11, 2017, 01:08:12 AM
Well done on your bench PB Eggy.


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Post by: egg-custard on January 11, 2017, 06:35:08 PM
thanks felix  its appreciated

WOW..I DID IT AGAIN  A NEW PB FLAT BENCH OF 80KGS..!!

I got it up to lock out..but it came down really quickly   a true 1 rep max now I think


a good session today

squats  light

bench

and dumbbell chest presses

and up and dowb the dumbbell rack for bi curls


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Post by: egg-custard on January 12, 2017, 07:31:03 PM
3 k run on the incline treadmill

some 2 rep sets of heavy bench

some squats

did not feel to brill so called it a day afterthis


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Post by: egg-custard on January 13, 2017, 09:38:57 PM
a blocked toilet prevented me from going to the gym today..as I had to wait in for the drain unblocking people to turn up


just home x trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 15, 2017, 11:48:08 AM
im beginning to think..im not going to progress much now

im 55 this year...can I really build anymore muscle now..?

I bulk and only get a fat tummy..i cut and im on 2000 calories and starving..

I work a full time night job ..sleep 4 hours only run and gym...im doing to much..but yet  I feel im going nowhere now


I have plans for my running..but im now lacking motivation...

everything I like doing..seems to be ebbing away from me....

2017..is starting bad...illness..money issues....etc

not sure im going to continue with the getting fit/building ways after may...if things don't progress

ive had some new  weight lifting pbs this year already....but what do they really mean..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on January 15, 2017, 12:20:20 PM
Hi eggy, sorry to hear that 2017 has been tough so far.

To answer your musings, two things come to mind.

1) you seem to be trying to reach two separate goals. The running (endurance/ultra distances) and muscle gain/strength. Of course you could incorporate both in your training but IMO anyone would struggle to see results in both at the same time. Which is most important to you? What do you really want to achieve, what is your main goal? If it's running/endurance races, then focus on them and only do the amount and kind of strength training which supports it. If it's strength and mass, then focus on that, and use a bit of running for heart health, conditioning, and enjoyment.

2) (again - just my opinion...) Exercise, activity, healthy living (whatever you want to call it) should and can always be a part of life no matter what else is going on in your life. It shouldn't have to stop and start because of things like illnesses, work issues, etc. True "health" is part of life - daily movement/activity, eating to nourish your body, getting as much rest as you can etc. If you look at it in this way, we can all "continue with getting fit" until our final days. Sure it will have to change and adapt, but that's life.

So I guess I would be asking myself - 1) what are my goals? and 2) how can I keep exercise/activity/good eating in my life FOR LIFE regardless of what is going on in life?

As for asking what do PBs really mean, well what does any of it really mean really? Bodybuilding trophies, Pro cards, PBs, marathon finishes, podium finishes in a race... what does any of it "mean"? Not a lot really. But that's no reason to not do it :) Do it for the joy and personal satisfaction of being a healthy person who has a healthy hobby.

:D


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Post by: Loafman on January 15, 2017, 01:12:03 PM
im beginning to think..im not going to progress much now

im 55 this year...can I really build anymore muscle now..?

I bulk and onky get a fat tummy..i cut and im on 2000 calories and starving..

I work a full time night job ..sleep 4 hours only run and gym...im doing to much..but yet  I feel im going nowhere now


I have plans for my running..but im now lacking motivation...

everything I like doing..seems to be ebbing away from me....

2017..is starting bad...illness..money issues....etc

not sure im going to continue with the getting fit/building ways after may...if things don't progress

ive had some new  weight lifting pbs this year already....but what do they really mean..?

Hi Egg,

I've got to say, I agree with Nic. I think you should probably focus on improving your distance running OR improving your lifting, otherwise you may be pretty much maintaining a status quo in both disciplines. I feel you can only take the type of training you are following so far, and I think you're doing remarkably well if you are knocking on 55 years of age. Gaining strength and muscle will invariably have an impact on your endurance training once you reach a certain stage and vice versa, endurance training will impact strength and muscle growth.

After having a quick read (the first few pages and the last few pages) of your journal I think you've made amazing progress. I'm just returning to training after several years out, and have a lot of work to do, and seeing your progress is really quite inspiring.  :)

We all have times where we feel a little deflated and are struggling to find reasons to keep up the hard work, but ultimately we all love what we do and sometimes we need to find new motivations for doing it. Maybe concentrating more on endurance training will help? Otherwise, more focus on weights to gain strength/size? It may be that you have arrived at that fork in the road.

It may also be that you need a week or two out, just to find your feet, which is something that always used to help me when I was in hard training and felt a bit disillusioned with it all.

Either way, keep up the good work, and remember, we can only reach our potential, otherwise we would all be benching 2 tons and running marathons in 35 minutes!  ;)

All the best, Loaf.


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Post by: egg-custard on January 15, 2017, 05:02:29 PM
thanks for the posts..they are really appreciated


I think you've hit the nail on the head..by having two aims arecat loggerheads with each other

and I think this is whats causing me to overwork and feeling deflated

I realise I really wont gain much more in the muscle side..but I would like to preserve what I have achieved so far

ive been eating again and feel stronger..but the definintion has gone real quick

and I do need to be lighter for running...hense the conflict

its not been a good start to the new year..but the last few have sucked also

I did fleeting think I would like to have a go at body competing..but I think I will not have dedication for this

maybe im overthinking things to much also

be thanks..eggy  (andy)



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 16, 2017, 04:33:10 PM
hit the gym today..

chest today

chest press

decline bench



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Post by: egg-custard on January 17, 2017, 04:19:37 PM
hit the gym for some squat


AAARGH.....went down for my 3rd set and my  right knee gave way pain lock up

oh sh@te that's all I needed..good job the bar was lightly weighted

so I did shoulders instead..hobbling around the gym..good job also I was the only one in there


light 100 reps decline bench
dumbbell lateral raises
dumbbell flies

plate overhead throws
cable flies
cable chest flies

hope my leg heals as its now gone funny twice in two weeks

this is starting to be a problem




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Post by: egg-custard on January 18, 2017, 05:02:13 PM
ouch....my leg is numb  and I have a recurring pain in my head,,,,,,


so I slept in today....for 5 hours//which is mega for me as I normally only get 3 hours of broken a day


no gym

but il be back tomorrow




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 19, 2017, 06:22:34 PM
WHAT...is going on...my leg went again in the gym..only doing really light deads


so I concentrated on shoulders

dumbbell single arm overhead presses

and reverses flies

cable push downs

and I end up with a headache..short of breathe and a pain in my side

what is happening..its all gone to pot..Why..and what should I do now..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 20, 2017, 04:28:23 PM
with my leg bandaged up...and my head pounding

I hit the gym for  machine arms


rope tri push downs
overhead cable extensions
machine seated push downs
and then seated machine chest press

and a few cable bi curls

home floor dumbbell presses and arm work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 21, 2017, 12:30:13 PM
leg feels better today..after sleeping for 10 hours

going to resume running tomorrow

today will be home freeweights



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 22, 2017, 04:16:49 PM
ive decided to take a complete rest day today...hot water bottle on my leg..and a few headache tabs


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Post by: Loafman on January 22, 2017, 04:25:09 PM
ive decided to take a complete rest day today...hot water bottle on my leg..and a few headache tabs

Reading your last few entries I feel you have made the right decision, maybe even 2 or 3 days rest might be an idea? Sounds like your body could do with a bit of a break. Maybe you have picked up a virus or something?

All the best, Loaf.


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Post by: egg-custard on January 23, 2017, 01:29:17 PM
cheers mate..i feel pretty beat up right now...tingly feeling in my arms on and off during the day..a pain that comes and goes in my head and tired


maybe ive over done it .. and a few days off would be good

cheers for the advice..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on January 25, 2017, 12:09:46 AM
Eggy probably best to take a few days of to let your leg heal up and to give yourself a bit of a rest and then get back at it when your feeling better a few days of will do you more good than harm, I have being following your journal since the start and you have made fantastic progress with your weight training and that is even with you doing your running as well.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 25, 2017, 04:30:48 PM
thanks felix its very much appreciated

ive taken 2 days off now..and feel so much better

doc said I had proberly have  over reached my knee joint causing some swelling of the surrounding muscle/tissue

and I have a slight chest infection to

so at least I know whats wrong now

and can get back to it tomorrow

thanks folks ..eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on January 27, 2017, 06:11:20 PM
hi..today was the last day of my deload week


I just done light dead lifts
light bench
light leg extensions just work my knee
and home cross trainer and static bike





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Post by: egg-custard on January 28, 2017, 06:12:58 PM
hit the road for a 7 mile run this morning..knees felt tight after recent injurys
but I got through it ok


but strange happenings in bed thou

I kept getting pains sparodically in different place all night really  I felt uncomfortable

even hands went numb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 29, 2017, 06:19:48 PM
has this bodybuilding thing..mucked me up..i ask myself...?


headache upon waking

pins and needles in hands repeatily now

and pains in right shoulder and upper arm

feel crap

taking time off again...
was feeling great before  xmas..but now  !!



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Loafman on January 29, 2017, 07:25:40 PM
Sounds like you may have either pushed yourself a bit hard or you've picked up a virus of some sort.

I've been a bit under the weather for nearly a week with some kind of virus or similar, so I've just been resting up and doing a bit of cardio here and there when I've felt like it. I think it's some sort of cold, only it's not manifesting itself in the way a cold normally would.

I am sneezing a bit (maybe 2 or 3 times a day), although my sinuses are fairly clear, but other than that I just feel a bit lethargic and have had the odd headache too. Maybe you have something similar?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 30, 2017, 03:58:33 PM
yes doc did say a slight infection...and pull leg ligaments...but I felt ok ..and no im getting other sorts of pain

last night at work..my  other leg/thigh suffered spasams and nearly put the on the floor

arm feel like its been whacked

thaks for the post

I hope you to feel better soon mate..i appreciate your comments and advice

eggy



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Post by: egg-custard on January 31, 2017, 05:00:46 PM
my arms feel like lead and the twinges in my legs don't abate


no gym again..and I beginning to feel frustrated now...reaching for the comfort food as well now




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 02, 2017, 03:50:53 PM
hit the gym for the first time in a week

I done light bench and arms

and a few reps on the leg extension machine

felt tired..and a little achy..but im back in action ..so that's a good thing..

thanks for the support folks...eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 03, 2017, 02:57:58 PM
was back in action..but ive developed a runny nose and sore throat today...is this what was me feeling bad this week was  all about


so im just running this weekend and chill out and eat..and hit the gym  next week


what are really crap week................my daughter had a prang with a taxi in her car...shes fine..after he just pulled out in front of her without even looking

sums up the week


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Post by: egg-custard on February 04, 2017, 12:40:54 PM
right im going to get back on track..starting today...3 weeks to brighton half marathon..

so I ran 5 k this evening felt ok


and need to hit the weights again

does weight training cause carpal tunnel syndrome..?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 06, 2017, 04:32:47 PM
back in the gym today..horaah


did legs for the first time in 2 weeks  ..so took it easy

light squats..no knee pain

leg extension machine

ham string curls  felt ok..we will see if I get doms tomorrow


and just filled my gym time with the upper body machines


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 07, 2017, 05:12:25 PM
done light legs today...I must admit they are feeling better by the day now..so im not pushing my luck


hit chest today..bench for reps

dumbbell flies
bumbell presses

cable rows and pull downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 08, 2017, 06:19:07 PM
feel back on form today..slept well...and no training has put my aches aside..at last


taking priobotics this past week has also put my tummy movements back on song to..no more sloppies

so im ready for my final 2 weeks of half marathon prep


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 09, 2017, 03:47:21 PM
home free weights today

as I had to wait in for the insurance company came to collect my daughters bashed up car


750 reps of each

dumbbell floor presses

dumbbell bi curls
dumbbell reverse flies and lat raises

standing calf raises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 10, 2017, 08:00:32 PM
new pb chest press machine.............112.5 kgs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 11, 2017, 02:49:59 PM
getting my marathon training back on track now..ran 9 miles out in the sleety conditions


light home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 12, 2017, 04:15:19 PM
home freeweights today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 13, 2017, 04:05:20 PM
4k on the treadmill

leg extensions

hammy curls

light squats

tri push downs

home bi curls

floor presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 14, 2017, 03:58:21 PM
4k on the tredmill

100 reps @75% of bench 1 rep max

a few chest flies

heavy standing dumbbell bi curls

no sleep for 2 days..so my workout suffered



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 16, 2017, 05:02:02 PM
ran a fast 5k on the treadmill


new  pb decline bench press of 77.5kgs

some bent over rows

and a few plate throw overs

and a few reps of overhead presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 17, 2017, 04:38:41 PM
tried to hit a new bench pb...after equalling my pb again

BUT BIG FAIL..i could not push it up to lockout

and had to lower it down and roll it off my body..ooh a red face ensued

but did up the dumbbell rack for bicurls
4 k on the treadmill

and a few pec decks


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 18, 2017, 07:31:29 PM
ran 11 miles this morning in spring like weather

home bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 20, 2017, 03:18:25 PM
not sleeping again..up 2 days without falling asleep

rest day today..just a few home curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 21, 2017, 08:38:57 PM
ive been awake again for   3days now...slightly high b/pressure

I lay down and hear my heart beating in my ears

doc gave me an E C G and has refered me to a sleep clinic



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 22, 2017, 09:27:26 AM
stayed in bed for the last 24 hours now

sleepted for about 5 of them hours

feeling ok

ECG result came back ok

but looks like im down on potassium a bit thou

I hit the gym for the first time in 4 days

100 reps of 50% 1 rep max decline bench
100 reps of leg extensions
100 reps of hammy machine curls
3x5 machine chest press
2 k on the treadmill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 23, 2017, 01:12:55 PM
corr what..............sleep is still really hrd to come by

pains in my chest now

im am seriously thinking bodybuilding/weight training has done me in..!!

I was doing so well..and feeling good and well pleased with my efforts


but now....im thinking ..is causing me so many niggles and worries now

should I give up and be satisified my journey has been completed..?





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 24, 2017, 04:42:07 PM
a very light session today ..as ive had a very rough week and I am running in the brighton half marathon on sunday


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 25, 2017, 06:30:47 PM
total rest day ...as its the Brighton half marathon tomorrow


looks like I might have low potassium level

an uncomfortable night will just 3 hours sleep... a pain in the centre of my chest and tingly hands

and I can hear the thumping of my heart in my ears if I lay flat on my side on my pillows


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 26, 2017, 03:13:41 PM
hi folks..i ran the Brighton half marathon in a second best time for me in 1 hour 54 mins in cold drizzly windy conditions...
I was pleased with my run considering im a stone heavier than last year..and suffered heart palpitations earlier this week..

back to the gym grind on Monday again...

eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: felix on February 26, 2017, 05:03:07 PM
Well done on the Half Marathon Eggy. Have you ever considered doing less reps in your workouts and doing less reps with heavier weights say in the 5 to 8 rep range rather than the very high reps you are doing in some of workouts, the reason I say this is I have found a lot of higher rep work can be hard on the body and most of the injuries I have got over the years have being from doing high rep sets to failure rather than when I have went heavy.


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 26, 2017, 09:58:23 PM
cheers felix its appreciated

when I do a  heavy set workout (not attempting 1 rep maxes) I feel like ive not really had a good workout

because I dally on my weight choice


 at the moment I do 50% repping for as many reps as I can get in my time
and occasionally a few heavy sets
I think going forward I need a rethink of my strategy
all the best mate..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 28, 2017, 03:29:48 PM
I slept for most of the day yesterday...as I had a bad week last week and running the 1/2 marathon to I felt I needed to recoup

so day was a light recovery  leg day

10 mins treadmill
50 reps of 45kgs back squats
20 reps of light weight setting on the leg extension
100 calf raises

a few dumbell bi curls

and a few working sets of barbell  standing overhead presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 02, 2017, 10:21:29 AM
the doc has finally decided I have high blood pressure again

looks like ive gone full circle from having really extreme b/p with my adrenal tumour

then having good b/p with the tumour removed in 2011

I decided to get fit and bulk up/build..to now

having p/b of 180/100 and back on b/p meds fledopine

can I still work out..can I still use my supps and will I still progress?

at least I have an answer to why the last few weeks ive not been totally feeling well


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 02, 2017, 06:41:18 PM
sleep meds the doc gave me..had me shivering and swetting before putting me asleep

im in a real quandary now...

do I temper down my exercising.. I had planned to increase it as I have a marathon and an ultra marathon to train for

I wanted lift heavier and and a bit of bulk again

what do I do

today I did just a few home  light  bi curls
 
felt ok..but somewhat deflated now as I fear 6 year of work going down the pan


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 03, 2017, 10:11:20 PM
no workouts today...after a night of very little sleep again

the doc has given me a different sleep tab now  so hopefully some shut eye will follow

I feel that maybe im coming to the end of the bb road now

after some research..weight training appear to have a negative effect on some types of b/p

and simple supps effect b/p to



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 04, 2017, 01:42:21 PM
a tiring 5 mile uphill run today

got 5 hours kip last night..

home freeweights whilst I listen to brighton on the radio today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 05, 2017, 02:11:13 PM
feeling tired and out of sorts

but 25 mins static bike cardio

home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 06, 2017, 07:44:38 PM
I was in a bit of a panic this morning I did not sleep well last night

I could hear my pulse/heart through my ears when I layed down so I could not fall sleep ike that

I had a really bad pain in my head and a little chest pain

I took my b/p it was 196/95 and an hour later 185/110

so I ran the doc who advise me double up on the b/p tabs

I took them and went or a little walk  I felt better an hour later as my b/p had dropped to 145/88

Im missing the gym..
can I or should I go in this condition...how do others cope with high b/p

especially as it came on so quick and so high

I would like to clarify what I should do moving forward...or am I totally screwed now

thanks eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 07, 2017, 03:28:25 PM
hit the gym today  the first time sice becoming ill again and the fist time on meds

no preworkout taken..off creatine aswell

the session felt flat and unproductive

I did 50% of 1 rep max for 50 reps decline bench

30kgs 5x8 bar overhead presses

rear dumbbell flies

light dumbbell bi curls
light dumbbell side lat raises

and leg extensions and a few  seated hammy curls

before finishing with a 10 min treadmill walk

I had a slight head pain and felt a little pressure in my chest

1 hour wourkout in a week left me feeling  what to do now

I have a marathon and a ultra marathon to train for all inside 8 weeks



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 08, 2017, 05:54:42 PM
DISASTER..the do has told me to stopped working out and I should not take part in my planned marathons


due to my very high blod pressure and heart rate..
ive been put on a beta blocker as well now

a very angry and confused eggy...andy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 10, 2017, 07:55:26 PM
having had bad news from the doc.......that I should stop working out and for go my running events


high blood pressure and a  very fast heart rate has me confused and bewildered as to why this has come on so quickly

I stopped all my supps two weeks ago because I was feeling unwell

im sure its not the result of them

so until I can understand whats going on and as to why im ill

it seems like I have stepped back 6 years to when I had an adrenal tumour .the same symptoms seemed to have surfaced again

I hope not

so im bowing out until I get better
thanks for all the advice and pointers
I appreciate it..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 07, 2017, 12:15:36 PM
yes some good news

my adrenal blood test result has come back...ALL CLEAR
WOW..its  taken awhile for the result

blood pressure is stabilised and a feel better after getting sleep and chilling out with out the added pressure of night work

ive lost a bit of weight through worry etc...but as the doc said I can resume some training again

im going to eat and bulk up a bit over the next few weeks..as I lost my appetite a bit over the past few weeks I feel its coming back now

hopefully I can move forward again
eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 07, 2017, 07:09:08 PM
amazing I threw some weights around this afternoon..........the first time in weeks...I have been feeling flat..but
a small pump on.. made me feel better all ready about myself

the road back..!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 08, 2017, 11:46:03 AM
just some light flies and bi curls

feeling a bit at a loose end this is brighton marathon weekend..........I as supposed to do it 8 months of training fallen by the wayside

but at least I can go and support those are running.. and I can look forward to other events I have planned with some steady progress il get there


LATE UPDATE..........its hitting me now that im not running tomorrow..seeing all the preps in town for the race has really got to me..a big chunk of me and my time feels wasted..and I cannot focus only on my disappointment


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 09, 2017, 04:43:57 PM
cheered on the runners in the brighton marathon today..glorious weather..

I was a bit miffed that I was not running in it.but il be back...and still may make the ultra in may


I did a few reps of heavier dumbbell curls and flies today which is a big improvement on the last few weeks..so im am heading in the right way


I also had lost weight recently to not sleeping and not having an appetite I was looking flat

but over the last few days ive been eating more and more carbs etc and im am beginning to recover a bit of definition again



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 11, 2017, 11:23:29 AM
I weighed myself this morning..after dropping down to 11st 8lb a few weeks ago losing water weight (coming off supps/creatine) and simple loss of appetite  im back up to 12st 2lb this morning after a  binging and eating carbs and junk food  not something I usually eat


the doc has dropped my level of high blood pressure meds to..10mg down to 5mg..so I must be getting better

I need to get out and do some gym work etc..as im looking pasty  after staying indoors for the last few weeks

still have some pulsing sounds when I lay down ..sleep is sparodic..but ive not done much to tire me out

eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 12, 2017, 11:59:33 AM
starting to train a little again now...eating to recover rather than dieting

blood pressure seems to have stabalised doc pleased

im aiming to do the ultra still in six weeks time...but will revise my stratergy

no heart problems or any sign of tumour re orcurrance so really atart from stressing out ad missing some training I should be good to go if I can regain the loss of some fitness
surely after 5 years training I cant have lost it all in 5 weeks


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 13, 2017, 09:46:30 AM
going to ramp up a little my training just to see if im really back on some sort of track


starting on static bike

very light   dumbell floor chest presses
very light dumbbell bi curls

upping the weight from now
5kg dumbbell for 50 bi curls

eating lots of carbs for energy and a sort of pump

hit barbell curls  17 kgs for 20 reps
the flow is ebbing back !!

update later


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 13, 2017, 08:13:12 PM
finished the day tired and happy that ive managed to at least put some proper trainng in


it was sparodic but ..I moved weights a big improvement on the last few weeks



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 14, 2017, 04:38:03 PM
just a few reps today

a busy day at home..so no point in pushing things


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 15, 2017, 02:21:35 PM
upped the weights on the bi curls today for my fight back to fitness


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 16, 2017, 12:12:37 PM
sleep was hard ..just a few hours

ran 4 miles today my first run since the half marathon..felt good to be out on the road again

no pains suffered
back to work tonight first time in 4 weeks



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 17, 2017, 01:56:50 PM
back to work last night has me worn out..but still sleep is hard to come by


an hour here and there leaves me even more tired

no trainng today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 18, 2017, 03:02:29 PM
hooooorrraaahhh ..I got 6 hours kip today.............


feeling better............than I have recently............so im going to hit the weights for an hour shortly


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 20, 2017, 05:46:08 PM
sleep and night work really don't mix... 5 hour sleep in 3 shifts now.........having so long off work and then being thrown back in it has upset my system again

but im still putting a few sets of free weights..il see te week out with a lonish run..and be back o my training after a weekends rest



eggy is going to go for the ultra still...........doc says there not really anything physically wrong with me  ..so a test run will make up my mind    


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 22, 2017, 04:26:21 PM
im getting there now ...feeling better and went out for a 7 mile run


hitting more reps ad sets in my weight training....im aim to get back to where I was...........but im in no hurry so a slow approach this time


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 23, 2017, 03:24:47 PM
static bike and home freeweights.........eggy getting back to it


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 24, 2017, 05:35:34 PM
eggy is getting back now


im doing some daily weights now,static bike and putting a few miles in on the road again

4 weeks tp the London to brighton ultra

im going to go for it

ive paid ..planned.. got sponsors  and was training for it until my problems started 6 weeks ago im better now

blood pressure seems be under control...no prob with my heart and no reoccurrence of my adrenal tumour ..so I should be good to go if I get my attitude right and put some good training in now before its to late


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 26, 2017, 03:16:02 PM
feeling better after having some sleep

I studied myself in the mirror..and not liking what I see

8 weeks of little training and no supps..have seen a massive change in me

I no longer seem to have my muscle mass I look like a non traininer bloke

surely 8 weeks to loose 5 years work seems like its all been a waste

how can I get back on track.....


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 27, 2017, 04:41:09 PM
tired and achy.............static bike and light dumbbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 28, 2017, 06:31:42 PM
AT LAST...EGGYS BACK IN THE GYM..feeling better today...slept for 12 hours solid last night  wow was I tired..so I took advantage of being wide awake today..and hit the gym

1 hour on the treadmill.....

ooh have I lost strength...5x10 decline 40kg bench press it felt really heavy..8 weeks out ill now I feel like a newbie

light bicept curls and various flies and dumbbell work


great to be back working out again

28 days to the ultra.....will I get there...........???

im determined to try

a revigorated ..eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 29, 2017, 09:48:50 AM
lol..chest sore..!!

keep getting a dry mouth whilst I sleep............mouth feels like its stuffed out with cotton wool

home free weights today
update

don't feel to good again im getting frustrated now with this constant bouncing between well and not well


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 30, 2017, 04:02:13 PM
ive deffo lost shape ad muscle mass and strength..even thou I have now regained the lost weight from a few weeks ago

im really disappointed in so much how ive lost most of my gains from 4 years training in such a short time

how can I regain my muscle mass again without getting fat...I seem to have put the weight back on around my middle and nowhere else


I ran 6 miles over the downs today




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 01, 2017, 02:56:49 PM
tired today.................but I still crawled out of my door to run a tough hilly 10 mile run

I need to loose the belly ive gained quicky because of the weight lose of  a few weeks a go


some freewieghts


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 03, 2017, 03:21:56 PM
had my best workout since becoming ill...

a free weight upper body session


bi curls..dumbells and barbells

raises and static bike

ooh arms feel like there dropping off ..but phew its coming back


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 06, 2017, 09:32:08 AM
ive got my first race today since being back from illness..the brighton colour run


freewieghts


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 06, 2017, 04:55:35 PM
the colour run was grest fun..i did the run with my daughter..we got covered in paint,, we looked like a crazy paintings


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 07, 2017, 05:38:39 PM
Not feeling good at all little or no training since I last posted I did not take part in the
London to Brighton ultra I'm so disappointed about it I seem to have lost my muscles and strength
I'm trying to get over this sudden loss of health etc but I cannot seem to find the energy to get back to training again im eating poorly and know it
I will train again  as I have events booked
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 20, 2017, 01:01:46 PM
I've been using my home free weights again ....nothing to heavy just enough to get back into it without taxing
My body to much I keep getting some chest discomfort if I push to much
So I've been doing arms and shoulders with some static calf raises ...I do hate the way I've lost condition so quickly I hope it's recoverable
I'm still running once a week just to keep the legs turning over

Any advice folk as to where I can proceed next


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 22, 2017, 01:16:07 AM
I'm again throwing around the dumbells in an effort to regain the training thread again
The more I do the better I feel
So a return has started


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 24, 2017, 05:25:56 PM
I went back to the gym yesterday for the first time in a while
Wow did it feel strange....after a quick warm up i hit light decline bench
30kgs for a few reps before upping the weight to 40kg for several sets of 8 reps
Onto standing dumbbell flys and curls before finishing with heavy dumbbell shoulder shrugs

A quick go on the lat pull down machine whilst catching up with a mate rounded of my return
Have dons in chest and tris today I'm aim to go again Monday if o feel ok
But I'm happy to have got a workout in again
Today a 6 mile jog
Hopefully I can now move on and put my high bp and anxiety issues to one side for a least awhile
Cheers eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 25, 2017, 04:01:35 PM
Still have some soreness after fridays return to the gym so just a few very light repswith home water filled 3kg
dumbells....I will start the week off with a light cardio session with some free weight training I don't want to push myself to hard at the moment as this is the road to return by
Big thanks folks Andy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 26, 2017, 02:21:45 PM
Back into the gym today for which hopefully will be my come back
So I started with 5mins treadmill walking and an ultra light dumbells
Then onto a set of machine leg extensions wow I certainly felt them

I then hit chest
A few low rep sets of moderate weight machine chest press
Cable flies
Dumbells flies
Dumbells chest presses
Bi standing dumbells curls
And reverse standing flies
I'm happy to be there again having an easy week before Ramping up slowly
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 27, 2017, 05:08:12 PM
Back for my second session  today
Hit deads for 5x5 of 60kgs
Then I did a small circuit of stiff legged deads onto dumbells flies and
Seated cable full stack rows
A set of 5x30kgs squats
And finishing with barbell curls
Feeling pumped and
Somewhat better in  myself
Next week I'm going to start a new regime may I try a dedicated split type workout
Any advice folks
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 29, 2017, 03:57:27 AM
I had a bit of a home rest/light dumbells workout yestrday as I was feeling sore from the previous day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 29, 2017, 03:48:03 PM
A good workout today done fewer sets but heavier weights today
Felt good to feel some resistance


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 30, 2017, 05:21:58 PM
Rounded off my week back with a few heavy singles on the decline bench
Before repping out 100 light weight reps
5x5 light squats
Dumbells reverse flies
Finished with single heavy machine leg extensions


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 01, 2017, 04:19:55 PM
Ran 5miles today with leg dons after yesterday's squats
Feeling better and a lot calmer now my anxiety is holding at bay


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 03, 2017, 12:39:06 AM
Legs are very sore today after Fridays squats
So I bit the bullet and knocked off a set of 5x10 light barbell home squats
Hopefully it will help recovery
As from tomorrow I'm going to try some heavy 1-3 rep training for a while as i have lost a fair bit of strength
From being ill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 03, 2017, 04:12:18 PM
Legs are still sore but begging to fade
So no gym today just home dumbells I did bicurls and I've been trying to sleep but it's not happing


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 04, 2017, 02:35:49 PM
Treadmill warm up
Light leg extension machine
Heavy single reps chest press machine followed by light reps
Working on my lower back with good mornings
Light decline bench
Some cable flies
And dumbells bi curls
Home bandwork


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 05, 2017, 02:57:07 PM
Treadmil warm up
Light machine leg extensions 100reps
Stiff leg deads
Light bicept  curls
Lat pull down macihine
Hamstring machine curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 06, 2017, 03:18:28 PM
Hit the gym for light but high rep session
Not been sleeping well less than 2 hours a day
So felt the heavy weights were out today
22 min static bike
100 x reps bar only decline bench
100 x dumbells bi curls
100 x dumbells chest flies
100 x cable machine latpull downs
100 x machine pull downs
100 x rope tri push downs
100 x machine leg extension
All very light but felt really pumped
I'm getting there now thanks for the support
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 07, 2017, 04:53:34 PM
The gym was busy today doing had just an hour session
It was just arms and a few
Bits of shoulders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 08, 2017, 12:39:02 PM
Went for a 6 mile run today chest felt heavy and little sleep overnight but i needed to get a run in as I've got a
Tough 10k next weekend
L
A few light home free weights will complete my second week back in training/gym
Feeling ok and I realised how much I missed training and catching up with the people there again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 09, 2017, 03:22:50 PM
Felt a tad ill today no as I worked last night no sleep today as it's so hot
People are out in there garden to having a goood time but I hear them and it keeps me awake also
Today 6x10heavy barbell bi curls
A few flies and a walk
I think now I'm into my third week back I need step up a bit now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 10, 2017, 02:53:16 PM
Step up week
Tired but hit bench for 10x10 barbell 47kgs
Then dumbells 15kg bench
Latpull down machine reps then 5x5 of 65kg plate
 pl
100 reps rising weight rope triceps push downs
Overhead dumbell tri extensions 5kgs 50reps
Just barbell overhead tri extensions 50 reps
Light leg extensions to finish



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 11, 2017, 02:41:53 PM
My birthday today so a gym session was fairly short
10min treadmill warm up
10 x 3 incline 50kgs bench
Up the dumbell rack for bi curls
Light leg extensions
10 min warm down
Home for Krispie Kreme donuts
After a night at work on the back of an hours sleep and a workout today
You would think
I could sleep. No no it still don't happen
Only 7hours total sleep since last Thursday is driving me nuts now sleep only an hour or two
Before waking and not falling back to sleep is crazy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 12, 2017, 03:27:37 PM
Total rest day feeling very tired so resting and eating


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 13, 2017, 06:21:25 PM
Pushed for time today
So I thought I would see how my dead lifts were
To see whether my recent illness had. Taken its toll on my strength
They only have 125 kegs in plates
After a few light warm up lifts I progressed up to having all the gym
Plates on the bar for 145kgs total
I did single reps and found it fairly straight foward
Wow that's a relief
I was worried I'd lost a lot of strength may be not then


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 14, 2017, 08:05:25 PM
Going to the cinema today so a bench session was in order
A few light reps to warm up
Then reps of 3 lifts of 67 kegs droping down progressively to 20 kegs
Felt good to get a few good heavy abet lower than my bp reps in


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 18, 2017, 03:50:49 PM
I ran the brighton trailblazer 10k on sunday tough race over the South Downs
I rested up yesterday and hit the gym today for upper body
Bench
Dumbell bench presses
Cable and dumbell work
Finishing with machine lat pull downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 21, 2017, 11:17:26 AM
I've been out for a small cardio run each morning this week
A machine cardio workout yesterday treadmill x trainer rower etc
Today I'm just going to take it easy light free weight workout feeling tired and a little het up
Well that was the plan. Instead as I was angry I hit heavy trebles 70kgs on the bench
And heavy seated dumbell overhead presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 22, 2017, 10:01:53 AM
Feeling tired and weary with just a few hours sleep overnight
Ran but walked a bit 4 miles over the downs
I think I need a rest day 4 weeks back training has caught up with me time for a bit of a Deload

 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 23, 2017, 12:25:36 PM
I've gone from a low of 11st1lb at start of my bb journey to 13stone today
A rest day as I we have a family babeque to attend


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 25, 2017, 01:16:46 AM
Hit bench and a bit of legs today a lighter week ahead planned


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 25, 2017, 02:11:33 PM
One set of heavy bench as I'm trying to get to where I was before I was ill
85kg is my bp. But I'm on 70kg right now

Today was biceps day
Sets of heavy dumbell curls seated and standing
Cable curls
Barbell seated curls
Hammer curls
And forced seated heavy dumbell curls
And to Finnish some triceps rope push downs
A great pump felt really good and came out of the gym red as a berry
Drank a green smoothie with creative
And eating my way through  a kilo of skin on chicken legs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 28, 2017, 02:37:39 PM
I have a few days of shorter workouts
Single heavy reps of compound lifts
Today hit a bench of 75kgs only 10 kgs off my bp
I'm coming back now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 30, 2017, 04:10:33 PM
I've taken a day off yesterday from the weights just a walk/run 4 miler yesterday
Today just a few reps on a light barbell for shoulders chest bicepts


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 31, 2017, 04:26:52 PM
Hit heavy bench trying to push my comeback pb  up again
Singles of 75kgs
Then shoulder work with dumbells and reverse curls
Hit the pec machine to finish


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 01, 2017, 03:54:53 PM
I'm struggling to sleep I getting less than 2 hours a day how is the effecting my gains and over all health ?
Today I was shot to pieces but still pushed out 5x 10 of 50kgs on the bench
A mixture of curls and a short kettle bell work out to


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 03, 2017, 01:03:43 AM
Today was just an extra session so I hit an hour of cardio
15 mins of each
Running machine
Kettle bell swings
Rowing machine
Kettle bell swings
Cross trainer
Kettle bell swings
And to finish 15mins static bike


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 03, 2017, 04:59:52 PM
Today I pushed up my return bench pb to 77kgs
My overhead press to 47kgs
My dumbell overhead press to 20kgs
Kettle bell swings
And static  bike


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 04, 2017, 03:06:43 PM
A can of energy drink and some bcaas I went to the gym to do single heavy deadlifts
Cool
Went good  ..maxed out the plates they have there  at 147kgs
Then a few tri push downs and some squats followed by light decline bench
And finished with slow leg extensions
A second home weight session of bicepts and shoulders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 06, 2017, 12:42:53 AM
A very poor nights sleep so I just did a 4 mile run and light home free weights today
Sunday will be a complete rest day and food before hitting a week of high rep
Exersizes


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 08, 2017, 04:33:25 PM
I'm quite achy and sore today and very tired so a complete rest day is in order today
I'm sleeping and eating ready to hit the gym again tomorrow
I'm doing ok on my cut down 2lb since last week
I'm not rushing into loosing to quickly this time


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 09, 2017, 04:21:34 PM
Felt better today
So I hit heavy singles 77kgs on decline bench
Then rapped out on lower
Hit squats next return pb of 67kgs I'm building up slowly to my previous pbs
3x50 standing calf raises
Leg extension
Then onto flat dumbell chest presses
And finished with machine
Chest presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 10, 2017, 08:45:25 PM
Wow a shoulder and upper back session today
Heavy singles bench of 80kgs
Squats I'm doing this daily in an effort to combat doms
Then seated cable pull downs and cable rows
 Bench Decline  dumbell presses
 dumbell flies
Finished of with a kettle bell session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 12, 2017, 12:22:58 PM
Sleep is very hard to come by just 2 hours a day is doing me in
Yesterday I aimed for bi,s and tri,s
First my daily squats and heavy single bench just to keep from getting doms
The I did very close grip light bench
Then followed by dumbell curls
 Dumbell hammer curls
Seated forced heavy dumbell reps
Barbell seated curls
Tri overhead seated extensions
Cable bi curls and tri push downs
Cable face pulls
Wrist curls
Then to finish 3reps of dumbell curls up the dumbell rack light to heavy
Today  I'm a little sore in my arms but that's cool
Ran 6 miles over the south downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 15, 2017, 11:51:14 AM
Yesterday's work was short and sweet
Just 100 reps of40k decline bench
Daily light squats and a set of 5 of 60kgs
Then to finish up the dumbell rack 3 reps of each
Until I could not standard curl them I switched to on at a time across body hammer curls
Today was daily squats
100 reps of  50kgs decline bench
100reps seated dumbell shoulder presses 12 kgs
100 reps laying dumbell bench presses
100 reps of cable flues


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 17, 2017, 01:03:35 AM
Wednesdays are usually my rest days but today I  went to get a light leg workout in as I'm trying to build up my resistance to leg doms
Started off a on empty bar full depth squats
Then sets of. 5 s to 60 kgs
Followed by
 Light arms  back to legs and calf raises with dumbells
Leg extension on the machine max full stack for 8 reps then light reps
Onto leg curl machine for 5x5
Finished of on the treadmill






Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 17, 2017, 06:12:46 PM
Continuing my lighter week l walked there and then
I hit the machines
10 mins slow rowing
Leg extensions with very slow negatives
Leg curls very slow
Negatives
Lat pull downs slow
Negatives
Chest press heavy single slow negatives
And finished on the overhead press machine
1/2 hour walk home


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 18, 2017, 04:10:01 PM
I finished my lighter load or rep week  I enjoyed the easier workload this week no doms or aches
Single reps of  heavy bench press
Today I did  light deads with shoulder shrugs
Light 5x5squats
Light barbell overhead presses. I hate these
New pd seated dumbell overhead presses of 22kgs
Light chest press machine and overhead machine ending on a 10 min rowing session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 19, 2017, 09:49:30 AM
I've been out for a gentle 6 mile run this morning felt good on non achy legs
I'm down to 12 st 8lb now from  13 st 1lb and i have some ab definition showing wow did not have that at this weight before usually I have to get below 12 st
Home free weights later
I'm feeling pleased on my progress again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 20, 2017, 01:04:50 PM
Rest day today having a higher carb day on readiness for a heavy low rep week again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 21, 2017, 12:55:25 AM
Feeling a tad bloated because of the carbs
But looking forward to the coming week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 21, 2017, 03:53:14 PM
Starting a heavy ( weight  for me )week this week
Light warm up to start
Hit heavy for me 5x5 60kgs decline bench  then with drop sets to failure
Daily 5x5 squats with drop sets
Then hit decline bench dumbell presses 22kgs then drop sets to failure
Then  flat dumbell bench presses with drop sets to failure
Kettle bell swings 5x10
Cable flies and heavy single machine chest presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 22, 2017, 03:32:25 PM
Today I hit heavy shoulders and upper back
Daily bench and squats
Then a new pb single barbell overhead press of 57.5kgs
Heavy seated dumbell overhead presses with drop sets
Seated cable pull downs
Seated cable rows full stack of plates
Dumbell flies
Shoulder dumbell
Shrugs
And lat pull down machine
Lat push downs to finish


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 23, 2017, 02:53:48 PM
Cardio day
20mins treadmill running with light dumbell work
20 mins cross trainer
Daily heavy bench for 3 reps 70 kgs
Leg extension machine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 24, 2017, 04:23:54 PM
Hit bis and tris today
Warm up
Close grip bench 50kgs
Tri bar push downs
Rope pull downs
Over head tri extensions and bent over push downs
Bench dumbell pull overs
Daily 80kgs squats
Then on to bis
Heavy forced  bumbell bi curls
Up the dumbell rack
Preacher curls and finished with cable forced curls





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 25, 2017, 02:15:23 PM
After being up 24 hours with work and a gym session you would have thought I would have slept ok
But no just 3 hours lip in bed before I awoke and
Stayed up the rest of the night not good
Today I did the max plates at the gym total 145 kgs dead lifts for single reps then drop settled back down
 Followed by stiff legged deads
Full stack on the leg extension machine  a few flies and dumbell curls
Treadmill and then home a good week I think over all


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 26, 2017, 03:42:35 PM
Not a good night slept only for 2hours awoke with a thumping in my head and sweating badly sleep is not good for me

So a rest day in part i did just a few reps of light 3lb dumbells
Curls and flies with floor chest presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 27, 2017, 09:02:04 PM
Up a few pounds today but I've eaten plenty of carbs
Today I did home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 28, 2017, 02:02:04 PM
Bank holiday Monday gym closed so a complete rest day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 29, 2017, 11:41:11 AM
I'm starting to get my shape back now after being ill at the beginning of the year and having to take time off
I bulked up or rather over fed myself to 13st1lb but now I'm down to 12st 8lb and deffo having more definination than ever before at this weight.  Muscle gain?
I usually have to be below 12st to see anything feeeling good again
Thanks for your support members it's appreciated
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 29, 2017, 02:09:04 PM
Today I did my daily squats then onto chest
10 sets of 2 reps of 70kgs decline bench
Then 50reps of 50kgs
Followed by 50 reps of 40kgs
Then incline dumbell presses 10 kgs 5x5
16 kgs 5x5
24kgs 5x5
Drop setted to failure to finish


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 30, 2017, 02:31:43 PM
After a few days of going up 2lb I saw the scales drop back down today to a new weight of 12st 5lb
I'm getting there
Today
I did decline bench of 70kgs for single reps before moving on to training legs today
Warm up
Then squats of 5 reps of 30kgs
5 reps of 50kgs
5reps of 70kgs
Before finishing on 2 reps of 77kgs
Max plates on leg extension machine then lighter for reps
100 reps of light plates on the leg curl machine
10 min static leg bike and 5 min treadmill warm down


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 31, 2017, 04:00:11 PM
A poor effort in the gym today I felt drained of energy  and lack of sleep has caught up with me
I did arms today
Close grip bench press
Bicept standing dumbell curls for 10 sets 18kgs
Tri push downs
And tri rope pull downs
A few home dumbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 01, 2017, 08:10:32 PM
Today I'm well tired only slept 2. Hours last night
Started with a 10 min treadmill with dumbells
Then I did 16kgs kettle bell swings
Then kettle bell single arm overhead shoulder presses
With drop sets
Cables
Dumbell overhead presses
Then resistance band work
Then home


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 02, 2017, 04:45:13 PM
 Had a better sleep last night still woke up a few times but stayed in bed all night
Ran 9 miles this morning great to be out on a warm late summer morn
Eat a few carbs before light 100 rep home bench presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 03, 2017, 02:45:12 PM
Very tired and needs some sleep so it's a rest day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 05, 2017, 12:54:49 AM
Felt quite ill today a funny pain in my chest alongside a very dry mouth had me staying at home for a very light home workout with resistance band and 3lb dumbells


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 05, 2017, 03:49:34 PM
Back in the gym today
100rep kettlebell swings 16kgs
Standing one arm kettlebell rows
Flat bench dumbell presses
Warm up then 5x5 24kgs with drop sets to failure
Decline 50kgsbench presses
Squats And arm curls to finish


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 06, 2017, 02:38:07 PM
Leg day
Heavy daily bench singles/doubles of 70kgs
Squats 7sets up to 82kgs
Barbell calf raises
100reps of machine leg extensions
I'm getting to like kettles
100reps of 16kgs swings
Shoulder flies
Standing kettle twists
Kettle bi curls

Who else likes kettles ?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 07, 2017, 09:44:01 PM
Arms
Close grip bench
Dumbell curls
Barbell curls
Kettlebell curls
Machine push downs
Shoulder/upper back
Cable rows full stack
Reverse chest press
Arm extensions
Lat push downs



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 08, 2017, 03:31:51 PM
Sleeping is non exsistent an hour in 2 days
Warm up jogging on the treadmill with 5 kgs dimbells curls
Light squats
Barbell overhead presses
Npb  dumbell overhead seated presses 24kgs
Cable good mornings
Cable floor laying rows
Pull downs
Kettlebell swings
My muscle definition is coming along
I'm down to 12st4lb from 13st 1lb



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 09, 2017, 11:39:07 AM
Slept for 4 hours last night
Ran 5 miles along seafront and home freeweights and stretches
The


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 11, 2017, 12:52:14 AM
2 hours sleep again is really getting me down now
So no training today


When out for a walk to see ace cafe on  brighton seafront today. Great event


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 11, 2017, 02:13:58 PM
Daily squats
Then onto chest
Single heavy reps of 72kgs before repping out on 50kgs to failure
Flat heavy dumbell presses with drop sets to failure
Cable flies for reps then
Heavy cable flies to failure
Finished with light leg extensions
A good session and a good pump
I'm feeling ok after a weekend carb refeed


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 12, 2017, 02:36:34 PM
A few reps on the bench then onto legs
Warm up squats to   A single 85 kgs  come back pb then
5x5 of 75 kgs
Weighted calf raises
100 reps of leg extensions
Kettlebell swings
Plus bits
Cable ab crunches
Kettle stiff legged dead lifts
To finish static bike


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 13, 2017, 03:37:40 PM
Arm and cardio day
15 mins treadmill with dumbell curls
15 mins  cross trainer
15 min rowing machine with curls
100 light fast reps on the pec machine
100 light fast reps leg extensions
50 light fast reps lat pull downs
50 light fast reps lat push downs


Up the dumbell rack for curls
Cable tri push downs
Overhead  tri extensions


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 14, 2017, 02:57:38 PM
Back day
Daily bench then onto heavy deadlifts
Singles  up to the gym max 147 kgs
Then drop sets
Cable lat pull downs
Cable rows
Lat machine pull downs
Dumbell rows
And laying flat rows


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 15, 2017, 01:26:06 PM
Just shoulders today very achy from a good session yesterday
Holding at 12st 6lb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 16, 2017, 12:26:34 PM
Out for a 5 mile run this morning feeling flat and hungry today so I decided to eat some food and carbs today without worrying what I eat as I'm going to be up 36 hour or more as I working tonight plus I only slept on and off for 4hours last night so I'm quite tired even before I hit the night work
Home free weights and static bike


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 17, 2017, 12:29:05 PM
Full body trigger session today
50 light bench press
50 dumbell shoulder presses
50 hammer dumbell curls
50 ab roller
50 dumbell bi curls
50 ab crunches
Static bike
X trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 18, 2017, 03:21:27 PM
Leg day
Started with a light bar for a  squat warm up
Then pyramided up to 75kgs
Then reppped down
Hit the leg extension machine a few max weight reps then down the stack again
A few bi curls
And lat pull and push downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 19, 2017, 02:59:14 PM
Cardio day with arms
Supposed to be chest but the equiptment was being used until the end of my workout so
I switched plans
Treadmill with 3kg dumbells 15 mins
Rowing machine curling and chest pulls on it 15 mins
Heavy forced bi curls
Bench press close grip
Cable rope tri pull downs
Cable good mornings and a few reps of tri overhead extensions

Squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 20, 2017, 02:25:26 PM
Chest day
Decline bench heavy
Then drop sets for reps
Daily squats a new comeback pb of 87 kgs
Then onto flat bench working up to 28kg dumbells for chest presses then drop setted down again
Floor across the chest single handed dumbell rows
Ab crunches
Cable flies light for reps
Then finished with pec Dec flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 21, 2017, 02:34:43 PM
I feel like now I'm once again back on track after suffering badly with illness earlier on in the year
I'm beginning to see my definition again. down almost a stone on weight now which is good
Today I hit legs to keep up my daily work on them leg extensions and hammy curls with calf raises
 did the job
So onto shoulders and upper back
Machine overhead presses
Cable lat pull down
Cable seated rows
Dumbell overhead presses
Kettlebell overhead presses and some light ab work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 22, 2017, 10:54:28 PM
Just a compound day today
Heavy deadlifts for single reps  then as many as outdated muster up
Flat bench and and new comeback  pb squat  ph of 90kgs previously it  was 105kgs so I'm getting back there now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 23, 2017, 08:19:18 PM
Just a 10 mile run along Brighton seafront today and a bit of a refeed


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 25, 2017, 09:12:00 AM
A 4mile run up and over the downs yesterday plus a few home free weight exercises
This week  I'm having a bit of a deloadish week I'm on hols so it will be shorter sessions and
Less reps but il keep to heavy weights
Today I did a 3 mile walk and hit the gym I did chest and tris
Heavy for me single reps of near max bench
Cable flies heavy so less reps then I normally do
Rope push downs  and just seated lat pull downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 26, 2017, 03:13:04 PM
Continuing my deload week
4 mile run over the downs followed by a 2 mile walk into town
Then into the gym for cardio
15 mins rowing
15 mins x trainer
15 mins x static bike
Then chest bench presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 27, 2017, 06:19:41 PM
Still reloading as I'm on hols and a bit out of sorts this week
Leg day
Warm up light bar
5x5 70kgs 75 o/o of my return pb
Set a new return pb of 92. 5 kgs 2reps
I be using my new pbs as the ones I can aim for as my old pbs were set In gym with a safe cage
Here in this gym its just a stand
100 light leg extensions
Calf raises
A few bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 28, 2017, 08:20:45 PM
Shoulder and upper back day
Seated heavy cable pull downs 5x5
Seated cable rows heavy 5x5
Cable upright rows
Cable flies
Seated 100 rep dumbell overhead presses
Machine standing rows
 Some bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 29, 2017, 02:17:37 PM
I finished of my deload week by doing light loaded reps of
100 reps flat bench
100 reps decline bench
50 reps of squats
50 reps of barbell overhead presses
50 reps dumbell bi curls
Seated machine lat pull downs
Machine overhead presses
10 min incline treadmill walking


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 30, 2017, 08:58:46 AM
Just done a 4.5 mile run and will rest up for the rest of the day
As i will hit the heavy reps again next week a bit of a feed up is due also


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 30, 2017, 12:37:26 PM
On the scales today I weigh 12st 2lb down from 13st 1lb two months ago
I've been doing lntermitten fasting for  12 hours eating 12hours fasting on a
300 cal deficit recently as seem plateaux out for a while at
12st 6lb but doing IF seem to have got things moving again
I just want to get to 12 stone a weight I feel good about my self at
This time thou. I look more defined and deffo less body fat around my stomach area
 My abs are starting to show proper again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 01, 2017, 02:58:38 PM
First night back at work last night after my hols
So very tired and only did light home free weights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 02, 2017, 01:01:36 AM
Only had 3 hours sleep today and that was fraught with waking periods
Much of my problems stem from chronic sleep deprived
How much loss of gains is this lack of sleep costing me. ?
Iím nearly at my target weight loss goal now seem to have more definition now than at a lower weight
But not  any real size gain to my muscles strength is slowly coming back
Ive really only lost a stone of belly fat
The rest of my body stays very lean all the time
Do I bulk again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 03, 2017, 12:46:08 AM
Very tired and stressed got lots on my mind including being a first time grandad  in the next week or so
Back to the heavy working sets today chest day
75o/o of my 1 rm for 5x5 decline bench
Then reps
Onto flat heavy dumbell chest presses
Then squats for 5x10
Cable flies  heavy for 5x10
Then for reps
100 light leg extension machine
Down now to. Steady 12 st 2 lb on a 12/12 if split
Eating 2200 calories


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 03, 2017, 03:33:31 AM
Itís 3.30am and Iím at work totally whacked out having very little
Sleep has caught up with me big time tonight cannot see me sleeping for at least another 15 hours and then it will be just grabbing 2 hours of I actually sleep then that is


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 03, 2017, 02:46:09 PM
A very strange day
So a total rest day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 04, 2017, 01:59:52 PM
Shoulder day today heavy with arms
Light bench warm up
65kg decline bench 5x10
Then sets of 3s
Cable seated double stack rows saw this one the vid channel so I tried it
Got up to both stacks on 33kgs so a total of 66kg ...8kg more than when I do it on a single stack
Lat cable pull down double stack
Then single full stack rows 5x10
Heavy seated dumbell overhead presses
Then some light reverse flies
And
Bi curls to finish
A good session despite no sleep
Eggy



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 05, 2017, 03:10:41 PM
I did squats  heavy
Leg extensions
Lat pull down machine
Lat push downs
Heavy decline bench
Bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 06, 2017, 02:10:39 PM
Deadlift day
Max bar lifts
Some chest flies
Dumbell presses
Wrist curls
Calf raises
Going to try push pull legs next week
Any opinions on this way of training ?
Cheers eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 08, 2017, 12:39:23 AM
A bit of a cardio day a 3 mile run this morning
35 mins on the cross trainer
And a light dumbell fast  repping high rep workout
Hitting my weight goal now at 12 st 1/4 lb  just a tad off
The inter fasting is working a treat
Had an ext
Had cheat meal today as Iím running tomorrow in prep for next weeks bright 10 miles race



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 08, 2017, 01:33:58 PM
40 min cardio and some light dumbell work
Oh so tired


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 09, 2017, 12:45:22 AM
Going to change my routine from splits to
Push pull legs
Bang on my weight of 12 stone
So I have split my meals into two big meals in my eating window
Iím finding this IF really working well and my fat level is noticabally lower than when I was sub 11 st7lb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 09, 2017, 02:45:16 PM
First day of my push/pull/legs
PUSH
WARM UP
Heavy bench 70kgs omen was 3 reps then repped our for
5 mind
Overhead barbell presses 4x10 reps
Squats
Tri push downs cable
Overhead tri extensions
Lat machine push downs 5x10 heavy
Treadmill with dumbell curls
Machine chest press for reps
A different session that was enjoyable and worthwhile
Roll on pull day
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 10, 2017, 02:01:28 PM
Very tired today so I done my new routine with my home equipment
Pull day
I try tried wide grip pull ups on my bar across the stairwell
I manger 3 sets  2 x 2 x 3
Dumbell flies
Banded deadlifts
Dumbell rows
Barbell rows
Ab band pull downs
Band bi curls
Tri band curls
 Band extensions
Band face pulls
Treadmill 3k
Single arm raises
Double arm raises
Sweated buckets
Eggy is onto leg day tomorrow
Any opinions welcome on push pull legs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 11, 2017, 02:27:09 PM
Leg day.   And cardio

Heavy squats a new comeback pb of 95kgs then followed it by  97kgs
Reps of 2s
Machine leg extensions max stack and then 100 reps
Calf raises
Running machine
X trainer
Rower
Ab cables


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 12, 2017, 02:59:04 PM
Push day again
Heavy bench press omen 77kgs
Then drop settled down
Dumbell seated overhead presses
Cable tri push downs
Cable push downs
Treadmill bi curls
Machine overhead presses
Machine chest press
Cable and
Tri overhead extensions
Good session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 13, 2017, 02:41:39 PM
5kg run this morning
Pull day
Cable two stack lat pull downs
Stiff legged deads
With shoulder shrugs
3sets of 10 barbell rows
Cable flies
Dumbell bi curls
Cable cross overs
Lat pull down machine 100 reps
Reverse chest press machine pulls 100 reps
Felt tired but a great workout
I good move to go from body part splits to push pull legs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 14, 2017, 07:09:03 AM
Progress is being achieved
From July to now
Ive gone from 13st 1lb....to....11st 13lb
Im running in the Brighton 10 miler tomorrow
So had a carb feed up yesterday resulting in feeling
Full and a tad bloated

But it will go today as I wil eat sparingly with plenty of fluids before a carb meal this evening


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 14, 2017, 04:02:05 PM
I slept for less than 2hours last night so Iím took a rest day today from heavy lifting
I walked 3 miles into town and back and rested up before a few sets of very light dumbell work
Set to eat a few carbs and drink some water in prep for tomorrowís 10 mile race


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 16, 2017, 03:51:13 PM
Push day
A bit achy after yesterdayís run so a easy day was in order
Chest press barbell fairly light 50 reps
Dumbell bench chest presses
Chest flies
Seated dumbell flies
Cable tri push downs
Weighted bar overhead tri extensions
Machine lat push downs
Machine overhead press
Machine chest press
A great pump workout felt it all in shoulders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 17, 2017, 02:12:02 PM
Pull day
So after some warm up bi curls I hit cable pull downs
Heavy stack for 5x8 reps
Heavy cable rows 5x10/12 reps
Full stack cable pull ups 2x5 reps
Dumbell flies
Lateral raises
A few sets of rope tri pull downs
More bi curls
Machine lat pull downs moderate weight for 50 reps
Rowing machine



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 18, 2017, 12:50:12 AM
Had a nearly a week off from  IF and had a mini feed up week
And put on nearly 4lb of probley water weight so itís back to the IF again
But we were also awaiting the arrival of our first grandchild who now has arrived safely into this world
So a good excuse to celebrate a bit and scoff a bit of food


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 18, 2017, 12:13:52 PM
Leg day with cardio very tired  so a home workout
Today
Weighted stair climb
Squats
Weighted calf raises
X trainer


Ab crunches
Good mornings


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 19, 2017, 04:42:38 PM
Push day
I needed to catch up on legs first after missing the gym yesterday to meet my new
Grandson  cycled to gym
Treadmill/dumbell curls warmup
So squats for 5x5 and calf raises
Hit heavy decline barbell bench
Then dumbell flat bench chest presses
Some light chest flies
Barbell 5x10 overhead presses
Dumbell shoulder presses
A few reps of heavy as I could manage presses
Then dumbell bi curls
Forced reps dumbell concentration curls
Tri cable push downs
Then to finish machine chest press 5 x 5
And machine overhead presses 5 x 5


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 20, 2017, 02:40:10 PM
I woke up during the night with bad cramp in my calf ouch the feeling has persisted all day
So no dead lifts on my pull day today
I did mainly heavy cable row variations for a good few sets
Seated cable rows
Seated lat pull downs
Mid high row
Rope outstretched arm pull downs
A few sets of dumbell flies etc
And machine pull outs
A shorter than planned workout
But I did get a bit of work done
So not a wasted session
Off to see the film geoscience today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 21, 2017, 01:31:49 PM
Good film geoscience enjoyed
Home free weights and cardiot today
Did not go running today due to the storm and Iíve been out running every week for months
So I took the opportunity to take a rest from it
Bi curls
Overhead presses
Flies
X trainer
Ab work
And a few home squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 22, 2017, 12:53:46 PM
Light home freeweights and resistance band work
Cross trainer and walking


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 23, 2017, 03:40:31 PM
Push day
Due to the gym being busy I decided to
Hit machines as my main heavy sets
Warm up
Heavy omem chest press machine
For 3 reps for 6 mins before going  down in reps to 1 then lowered the weight to
Rep out
Wow felt the burn
Then seated machine overhead presses heavy first then repped out
Then incline bench had to go light for 100 reps as my arms wore knackered
Then onto  barbell overhead presses
Machine full stack leg extensions
5x10 light squats
A good workout and a bit different from previous workouts
Nice


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 24, 2017, 01:58:16 PM
Pull day
Iím so tired only 3hours sleep yesterday I try to sleep but it just doesnít happen for long
Local building work anxiety and worry keep me from falling asleep
 A shorter session today
Started with heavy single dead lifts
10 lifts total
Stiff bent over rows

60kgs 5x10 shrugs
100 reps lat pull down machine
 Cable tri pull downs rope
Bar  standing cable rows


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 25, 2017, 02:18:55 PM
Sleep is harder to come by now
Just 2 hours yesterday before my night shift
Starting carb cycling along with IF to get my abs finally to pop
Leg day/ cardio
Warm up squats
Single heavy squats
Repped back down
Cable ab crunches
Overhead tri bar extensions and bi curls
Then 100 reps of machine leg extensions
X trainer
Up hill treadmill
2200 cals now at 12st


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 26, 2017, 02:43:39 PM
Push day again
Also low carb day
Looking foward to high carb day tomorrow
Warm up
Then omem heavy machine chest press 65 kgs dropping down as i reached failure
Again heavy omem machine overhead presses
100 rep light machine leg extensions
50 light decline bench press reps
Then 50 flat bench presses
Weighted bar 100 reps tri overhead extensions
100 bi curls
Banded bi curls
Cable flies
100 reps of drop weight shoulder presses
To finish light machine chest presses again
Tired but a good workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 27, 2017, 02:00:51 PM
Pull session
Had my calf taped up due to a cramp that was lingering
5 km run
Heavy omem lat pull down machine building up the weight to a new pb of 100kgs
Then dropped settedback down
Then cable rows
A double stack pb of   41 kg on bother stacks
Then single stack rows
Cable flies various
A good week on the training front
Iíve improved for doing push/pull/legs
I like the variations and looking at new ways to use the equipment to achieve the said aim


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 28, 2017, 06:57:45 AM
Iím very sore still in the legs today after wednesdays heavy squats
And achy tri Ďs to so it will be a very late in the day or this evening just a few very light active recovery sets or just a few reps

I had a very high carb day yesterday after 4 days of very low carbs
And feel quite pumped this morning Iím not going to weigh myself as the scales will be up
 Friday I was down to 11 st 13lb from a high of 13st 1lb on the 31 of July after bulking



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 28, 2017, 09:06:03 PM
After resting up today my thighs are so sore even though Iíve tried to squat most days the Domís have got me bad this time
Iím thinking of dropping squats from my training altogether as they make me miss gym leg work when Iím Doms bound
I will stick to other ways of training legs
Whatís peopleís opinions on dropping squats from the training


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 29, 2017, 07:54:04 PM
Home legs
Kettle bell squats
Lunges
X trainer
Floor light chest presses
Bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 30, 2017, 12:43:33 PM
My weight is back down to 11stb13 lb after going up temporarily have my big carb/refeed
Back on low carbs now for a few days definitely got far more definition now than when I was previously at this weight a few years ago
Iím not sure how low in weight I want to go to get really lean
As I donít compete I just want to get low enough to see  a six pack something Iíve not seen on me before
Iíve got a left sided 3 pack as I alway loose fat on this side faster than the right side
So Iíll persist for awhile longer
PUSH DAY
A busy gym led me to change my plans a bit
So I started with a treadmill walk
Then chose heavy lat push downs on the machine as my main working sets
Followed by omem heavy chest press machin
Then a medium weight leg extensions
Cable flies
Then 100 reps of decline light bench presses as my arms were feeling it somewhat by this time
Then finished with standing dumbell shoulder presses
A fair workout considering I had to switch plans


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 31, 2017, 03:24:15 PM
PULL DAY
A busy gym again strange it use to be empty early afternoons but now seems to be busy
So I started on the cable machine
Seated cable rows
Seated lat pull downs
Then onto seated light 100 rep dumbell bicept curls
Then onto the lat pull down machine
Set a new pb of 105 kgs for 2 reps and then  1
And drop setted down from there
Final a few leg extension


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 01, 2017, 03:20:18 PM
LEG/CARDIO DAY

Warm up squats
5x12 light squats
5x8 55kgs squats I did not want to go to heavy and get bad Domís like last week
As I want to run in the next few days
Heavy full stack for singles leg extension machine
Light fast overhead tri extensions
Heavy cable ab curls
Treadmill
X trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 02, 2017, 05:03:30 PM
Push day
Started with bench today omem I was tired  so 60 kg was used
Then onto cables flies
Machine lat push downs
Machine chest press
Machine overhead presses

And hamstring cable kickbacks
Hamstring machine curls
Seated x trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 02, 2017, 06:25:26 PM
Even though Iím down to 11st 12lb
And on low carbs and IF and tracking my calories
I cannot seem to loose any more fat off my belly
Any advice as what to do now?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 03, 2017, 07:59:41 AM
Iíve been on low carbs and below maintance this week
I feel tired
Low energy
Looking a little flat as always
So I think itís a carb up refeed day today
And have a shorter session in the gym later
Maybe as itís pull day just do 50 per cent deads and cable rows
And il will walk / jog to the gym to get some fresh air in as working nights trying to sleep days sees me not getting much outdoor time
Hit the gym early
So did every one else. !!
So first half of my session was catching up with legs
Rower
Hamstring machine leg curls
Leg extension machine
Running on uphill treadmill
Then dumbell single arm rows
Cable machine rows and pull downs
Then home light free weights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 04, 2017, 10:25:39 AM
Iím at work early today due to the celebrations for bonfire at the Lewes as the roads are being closed early
So today I went for a short mile run in the rain
And will do some home free weights today
After my refeed high carb day I weighed myself this morning and had gone back up to 12st 1 lb from 11st 11 lb  
But Iím back to my diet plan and hopefully once Iíve body cycled il be back down again in a day or two


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 05, 2017, 12:52:40 PM
Sunday Iím back down to 12 stone
And will have a low carb day today
And just shade 2200 calories
Plan to do moderate home weights today
40kgs barbell bi curls 
And a few dumbell curls
And heavy upright rows


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 06, 2017, 09:38:21 AM
My weight is coming back down slowly Iím at 11st 13 lb this morning
After my refeed Friday I think this week I will refeed slightly differently
Rather than cheeting per say I will
Just bumb up my calories and eat more clean carbs rather than junk food cheets
Afternoon
Push day/legs
Warm up treadmill
Machine chest press omem heavy
Full stack 5x10 leg extension machine
Kettle bell 50 reps goblet squats
Machine hamstring curls 100 reps
Heavy 3rep sets decline bench
Lighter for reps
Dumbell chest press
Overhead seat shoulder press dumbells
Cable tri pushdowns
A good session to start the week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 07, 2017, 03:21:16 PM
ManŤged to get 3 hours sleep this morning
Yippee so I had  plenty of energy for my pull session today
An energy drink and carbs and I was ready
Warm up rower
Heavy new pb lat pull down machine 107.5 kgs for singles then repped on drop sets
Cable pull  down heavy and rows
Reverse chest press pulls
Cable overhead tri extensions
And a few dumbell rows
A good session with heavy weights this week after last weeks reply stuff itís good to struggle a bit again
A new pb wow progress continues


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 08, 2017, 04:12:24 PM
Cardio and bit day

A few sets on the decline bench
Squats
100 rep leg curls
Then heavy 30kg bi curls for sets of 5
Treadmill
X trainer
Ab cable crunches
Laying back curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 09, 2017, 03:04:11 PM
2nd push day
Started with machine heavy omem and slowly decreased the weight going to failure on each set
Overhead press machine heavy
Leg extensions
Hamstring curls
Heavy dumbell flat bench presses
Super settled with weighted seated calf raises
Seated dumbell shoulder presses heavy as I could manŤge
Barbell seated overhead presses
Weighted cardio bar overhead extensions for reps
Weighted cardio bar bi curls for reps
Surely after doing this lot I must have some improvement going on


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 10, 2017, 03:14:47 PM
I gave the gym a miss today
So I have been on a carb up today and a bit of a re feed
So i did a home free weight workout
Iím at 11 10 today






Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 11, 2017, 03:16:54 PM
Iím at 12stone today after my feed up yesterday
Iím tired today but will do some home freeweights again  probley cross trainer aswell
Back to lower carbs aswell today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 12, 2017, 04:47:04 PM
Having a rest day today just home lighteweights
 Whilst watching tv
Ran 5 k this morning in the drizzle rain
Doing chest presses and arms


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 13, 2017, 03:17:28 PM
Heavy push day/ legs
Warm up bench
Then heavy omem as many reps with 67 kgs then repped down

Onto  dumbell bench presses  for sets of 5s
And followed by dumbell seated shoulder presses
Then machine overhead presses
Squats 5x5
Machine hamstring curls
Followed by full stack machine leg extensions
A shortish session but productive I think


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 14, 2017, 01:47:22 AM
I have  until now been on 12/12 split on intermittent fasting so now I feel I can go to the standard 16/8 split
To reduce my last bit of body fat to get my abs ripped they are showing but not popping as yet
I will stick to carb cycling and will go up 200 Cals for a while  to offset loosing  to much  weight to quickly
Iím not hungry after 12 hour fasting so the jump up 16 hours should be ok
My quirrey is can I eat  my protein needs in just 8 hours 150 grams ?
 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 14, 2017, 03:40:34 PM
Pull day

Walk to and from the gym today about 5 miles all told
Started with single arm cable flies then
seated cable heavy rows
Seated  cable lat pull downs
Then onto dumbell rear flies
Heavy front lateral raises
Cable flies
And lat pull down machine



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 15, 2017, 04:11:40 PM
Cardio day
30 mins treadmill
Few sets of leg extensions and leg curls
Row machine
Cable reps triceps
Dumbell work
Cross trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 16, 2017, 03:47:51 PM
PUSH DAY

Warm up light decline bench
Then 71kg decline barbell omem bench for 2/3 reps
Then drop setted for reps
Cable tri push downs upto full stack
Cable flies as heavy as I could go
Lat push downs machine
Quick legs and treadmill
A shorter session but very taxing due to using near my
Maximal weights
A good session overall
Even though Iím static at 11st 11lb for a couple of weeks
My lowest weight for a few years I feel at my strongest right now
So after a real tipsy turvy year for me I feel Iím getting there in my training at last
Iím getting some good definition now
Cheers Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 17, 2017, 12:45:49 PM
Pull day
Sore this morning WOW
Iím running in the Brighton brooks 10k on Sunday so it will be a
Lighter day today
Cable rows double stack for a few sets
Single reps of deadlifts upto 145kgs
Heavy shoulder shrugs
Stiff leg deads
Bar handle cable face pulls
Stiff arm pull downs

Double blue cheese burger a strawberry shake and a large fries was heavy
to lift but oh so nice to eat as my cheat meal


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 18, 2017, 01:30:12 PM
Running tomorrow so a quite day is planned
Just a few reps of light dumbells
And body weight stuff
Eating carbs but will keep within my calorie count
Itís nice having a bit of a rest day after my heavy gym week
Dont want to hurt or strain myself for tomorrow as Iím looking to beat my previous times in this race tomorrow
Iím going to try a new gym on Monday or Tuesday to do legs as they have a leg press there they donít have one at the gym I go to


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 19, 2017, 12:33:09 PM
Ran the brooks 10k in 49.51 mins
My 3rd ever best time for a road 10k
So just a quick light workout today before hitting the gym tomorrow
Very tired after not slept today yet


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 20, 2017, 03:14:06 PM
PUSH DAY
Legs a little tired after yesterdayís run so some light recovery work is in order there to
Bench omem repped 67 kgs barbell for as many as I could get per set
Dumbell bench press 28kgs and downwards for reps
Seated shoulder presses for reps
Empty bar only 60 squats
Leg curls machine for 100 light reps
Sets of single leg Bulgarian squats
Some light dumbell bIcept curls
A good session even they i was so tied


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 21, 2017, 03:12:53 PM
PULL DAY
Not a great session very tired I think the weekends race exertions have caught up
With me today
Lat pull down machine
Dumbell reverse flies
Cable tri pull downs
Wrist curls
Home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 22, 2017, 08:23:47 AM
TODAY part 1
Iím going to try something different a whole days workout
Lots of cardio
And lots of reppy stuff to
Itís 7 .20 am
Started with 100 reps of each
3lb dumbells reverse flies
3lb(50reps)12lb(50reps) dumbell bi curls
3lb/12lb floor presses
3lb dumbell front flies
50 x20kgs kettlebell goblet squats
Black decaf coffee
8.30am
125x bi curls
50 x 20kg kettlebell floor presses
50 x 12 kg floor presses
100 Rev flies
100 front flies
10 goblet squats
Water omelette/ spinach/sweet potato
9.30am
100 bi cept curls
100 reverse flies
100 floor presses
100 front flies all 3lb dumbells
Birthday cake protein shake
Supplements
9.50am
50 crunches
100 light ham curls
10 30 am
10 mins static bike
50 barbell 20 kg bi curls
2 hour gym session at new gym
Legs
Leg press for reps up to 135 kgs
Leg extensions
Smith machine squats
Row machine
Flat bench smiths machine
Cable chest flies
X trainer
Row machine
Treadmill
Home for steak/ eggs/ veg
100 floor presses
100 front flies
100 bi curls
100 reverse flies
3.00pm
100 side lateral raises
Wow Iím getting fatigued now
But I will carry on






Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 22, 2017, 04:06:20 PM
TODAY. part 2
Coffee
Static stretches
Going to chill and eat today now Iíve got the Movember run on Saturday
So Can do with some extra calories
100 bicept curls
Just a feeder workout before bed will complete a full day of training
Iím feeling a bit tired now
So hopefully I can sleep more than 2 hours which I struggle to do these days
Any comments will be gratefully recieved
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 23, 2017, 08:39:37 AM
Slept for 4 hours last night even though I had workout all day
Itís push day today at the gym
But will do exercises through out the day again
7.40am
100 bicept curls 10lb
100 floor presses 10lb
100 floor leg extensions
100 light flies
Hit the gym for push day
Heavy decline bench
Heavy flat dumbell chest presses
Cable flies
Machine chest presses
Chicken and white potato
100 bi curls
100 Rev flies
100 chest flies
100 floor chest presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 24, 2017, 10:35:12 AM
Pull day
Iím running tomorrow in the Movember charity 10k
So will eat a few carbs today
Had a nice breakfast of cereal and bacon rolls
Going tot he other gym again this morning
Treadmill warm up
Machine rows
Seated cable rows
Rower
Leg press
Dumbell rows  new pb 32 kg dumbells
Smith machine rows
Ab rope crunches


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 25, 2017, 03:30:00 PM
Ran the tough off road Movember 10k in fancy dress
A real muddy hilly course in near freezing conditions
I finished in 26 th place in an hour

Resting up and feeding this is the end of my diet break week
Been on a cutting diet since July so a week off will have done some good
Good progress this week a new gym to go to and using 32 kg dumbells for the first time is a leap forward


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 26, 2017, 02:59:40 PM
Sleep is my biggest problem grabbed only 3 hours before working my night shift last night
Tried sleeping this morning but no it would not happen
So feeling well tired now after running yesterday also
Legs a little dommyfied so just a few sets of feeder dumbell work
Back to the gym tomorrow for push day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 27, 2017, 12:22:41 PM
Push day
I going to have a lighter day on the weights today as
Iím not feeling to brill little sleep
Ooh not a good session not with it today
Bench for a few sets then dumbell flat bench presses
With a few flies and bi curls there after
Decided that was enough and cut the session short I think Iím owed a bad session
Might rest tomorrow
Iím at 12 st 2 lb after  a week off my diet and carbing  
Up for 2 races within a week saw me put on 5lb so back on the diet to drop off the 5lb
Iíve managed to sleep for 4 hours this afternoon and feel
a bit better now Iíve increased my carbs a bit did not like the carb cycling
so will just calorie count and IF from now on


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Post by: egg-custard on November 28, 2017, 03:03:21 PM
PULL DAY
A better day today
Got advice from a lady trainer great knowledge and a few good pointers about diet
Row machine warm up
Progressive up in weight for reps on the lat pull down machine
Slow negatives
Cable pull downs full stack
Cable upright rows full stack
Heavy cable bi curls
Up to the 30kg dumbells for single arm rows
Felt awake despite being up for my night shift
And having to bus walk to work and back as my van refused to start last night
So a bit of extra cardio this week lol
Thanks for reading eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on November 29, 2017, 01:46:16 PM
Supposed to be cardio day but feeling a little under the weather at the moment
Very tired busy at work and the builders out the back are making a noise so I cannot go to bed to sleep once
 again
So it wil be some home light freeweights reppy stuff to compensate for no gym work
And hopefully will go to the other gym in the morning for legs and push


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Post by: egg-custard on November 30, 2017, 11:30:06 AM
PUSH DAY
Legs first
Hit my second gym first today for legs
Warm up on the treadmill 15 mins with 4 kg dumbell bi curls whilst walking on it
Leg press for sets of 5 reps up to 175 kgs
100 reps of light hammy curl machine
Heavy leg extension machine full stack reps
75x20kgs kettlebell goblet squats

Some heavy full stack cable upright rows to finish my morning session
Home 5x10 lunges and calf raises

Afternoon push session

15 min treadmill running
Flat bench heavy dumbell 28kg for 8 reps first set new personal best
Then repped our on decreasing weight
Decline bench omem 50-70 kgs
Chest press heavy 3 rep sets
Cable rope tris
Over head tris
Then  10 mins x trainer
Finished of with 3-5 reps each of the dumbells on the rack
2-30kgs
A great double session today


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Post by: egg-custard on December 01, 2017, 04:33:47 PM
Light pull day today as my arm is suffering from a pain
Just dumbell work on shoulders and 45 mins treadmill runner on a steep incline
Home freeweights
Took some painkillers to help ease the pain


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Post by: egg-custard on December 02, 2017, 12:48:24 PM
Little sleep but the pain has subsided in my arm
Today will be light day as not to re agrevate the pain


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Post by: egg-custard on December 03, 2017, 03:23:58 PM
Some pain in my arm at work but so much better so some home exercise whilst watching the football I think


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Post by: egg-custard on December 05, 2017, 01:53:26 AM
Upper day
Not good day I was really whacked out
Had two spells in bed just to catch up and sort my arm out
So I did light bench and dumbell workout
Then I did treadmill to finish
Was totall finished off



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Post by: egg-custard on December 05, 2017, 04:32:47 PM
Even worse day today
Very tired little sleep and the van broke down on the way to the gym
So no training but maybe a day off will heal my arm up quicker itís better today so maybe itís a blessing in disquise


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Post by: egg-custard on December 06, 2017, 01:53:44 AM
Itís a bit of a mind game trying to convince myself that resting is what I need right now to overcome
My sleeping and hurt arm but sleeping and resting is becoming increasingly hard to get
The more I try the less it happens so just doing nothing really gets me down either way I will go back to the gym late today and workout regardless of feeling tired or in pain


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Post by: egg-custard on December 06, 2017, 03:47:48 PM
Hit the gym for some upper body
Heavish decline bench
Then onto heavish dumbell flat bench.  Finished tired but tomorrow il do the double gym day again


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Post by: egg-custard on December 07, 2017, 12:32:15 PM
Felt better today so straight from work to my other gym for legs
Warm up smiths bench
Then onto smiths  heavy squats for singles then heavy smiths rack pulls
Onto full stack leg press
Machine leg curls
Machine leg extensions
Treadmill
Finished with a few flat dumbell bench presses
Afternoon session second gym
Dumbell walking treadmill
Reps on machine chest press
Kettle bell swings
Dumbell reverse flies
Heavy bi curls
Full stack cable rows for the next   5 weeks Iím going to be doing
80/90 percent of my maxes in an efifort to improve my pbs



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Post by: egg-custard on December 08, 2017, 05:32:03 PM
Hopefully today was useful leg Domís from yesterday and still my arm hurts
So today was 10 mins treadmill warm up with 7 kg bicept curls
100 light bench press reps
Heavy dumbell bench presses
Cable flies
Cable tri rope pulldowns
Dumbell flies and bi s
Standing dumbell shoulder presses
Next week a very heavy cycle starts










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Post by: egg-custard on December 10, 2017, 03:54:57 PM
Home freeweights today
Back upto 12 st 3lb


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Post by: egg-custard on December 11, 2017, 02:29:25 PM
Due to work tiredness and the bad weather I trained at home today
Even thou this was supposed to be the first day of my very heavy cycle
I did an all over light freeweights
Be in the gym tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on December 12, 2017, 01:45:54 AM
Due to me having this strange sleeping at the most 3hours kip before awaking with a bad dry mouth and a rapid heart rate I have been so tired that I literately crashed out today for 4 hours
And feeling like crap when I got up
I wondering what I can do to improve my sleep as itís driving me mad now as i feel Iím just not gaining anything from my workouts now


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Post by: egg-custard on December 12, 2017, 03:33:17 PM
Heavy chest day
I have finally kicked of my very heavy cycle
Warm up bench
Flat bench dumbell presses
Worked up to a new pb of the 30kgs. Dumbells for 2 sets of 5
The dropped settled back down repping out as much as I could on the way
Finished with74 kgs decline bench press
A great start to my get stronger cycle


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Post by: egg-custard on December 13, 2017, 11:53:59 AM
A good start to my heavy pb attempt cycle
Feeling it in my shoulders today so cool will rest today and eat ready for a double session tomorrow
So it will be a light feeder recovery day as Iím trying a better recovery to my workout to


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Post by: egg-custard on December 14, 2017, 01:59:48 AM
Corr i actually slept for 5 hours today
Which is the most Iíve slept in one go all year
 I was  so tired
Eat lots of carbs ready for my double session later today
My aim will be for heavy single arm dumbell rows
And hopefully a new flat dumbell bench press pb


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Post by: egg-custard on December 14, 2017, 12:07:29 PM
My first of 2 gym sessions today saw me at my new gym at 7.30 am straight from work
For shoulders
Warm up treadmill 10 mins
Flat dumbell bench chest presses
Worked up to 5x5 30kgs dumbells new pb sets and reps
Smith machine bench presses heavy
Full stack cable pull downs
Heavy new pb one arm rows 34 kgs for 1 set of 5 reps each arm
Second session
The session just involved heavy for me dead lifts
Single and double reps
Some shoulder shrugs and just light bi curls


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Post by: egg-custard on December 15, 2017, 03:24:53 PM
As said Iím taking more rest days after my very heavy days
In hope il get some gains
So today was a just light home workout plus active  recovery cardio which wa a walk into town
Iím still struggling with a sore arm  but Iím not letting stop me in this heaavy training cycle
Even though I should rest it  if it get worse I might but itís not stopped me at the moment


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Post by: egg-custard on December 17, 2017, 02:04:56 AM
Went to bed at 11.00 pm was awoke at 11 40 pm chest thumping and hearing my heart beat banging in my ears
End of sleep again for the night
Been up ever since now at work Saturday night
No training today so tired and m  arm feels better today  so I thought taking more rest time.  Would ensure I can go into my second week of heavy lifts
Feeling ok


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Post by: egg-custard on December 18, 2017, 11:09:43 AM
Rested up now since Friday arm feels better but Iím tired again but will hit the gym for my second week of heavy lifts


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Post by: egg-custard on December 19, 2017, 02:51:44 PM
Got back to the gym for very heavy lifts
Warm up
Worked up to a new pb reps of flat dumbell chest presses 30 kgs
Then worked back down
Am I ready to tackle the 32,s now ?
Some flat bench presses
And light overhead tris and bi,s to warm down
Home for homemade Shepardís pie


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Post by: egg-custard on December 21, 2017, 01:39:11 AM
Tough week
With being so busy at work little sleep eating haphazardly
And being on  a heavy cycle with Xmas duties thrown in its hard to get training in
So I hit light home freeweights  but back to the real effort tomorrow


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Post by: egg-custard on December 21, 2017, 03:36:32 PM
back in the gym today
Warm up treadmill
Flat chrst dumbell presses
Warm up
28 kgs
Then 30 kgs for reps until failure
 Then onto 72kgs barbell decline bench for reps
Light home weights for reps


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Post by: egg-custard on December 22, 2017, 08:24:05 PM
Today was my last session before Xmas as the gym will be closed until wednesday
So hit heavy 30 kgs dumbells again
Then hit cable flies before light bench


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Post by: egg-custard on December 23, 2017, 02:20:28 PM
Home freeweights today as I only slept for two hours before awaking with a thumping chest again
Iím going to give my arm a fee days to heal aswell as my right arm feel like itís been pulled off by a steam train
Eating and going to enjoy xmas


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Post by: egg-custard on December 25, 2017, 05:24:35 PM
EdGot a cold on Christmas Day
Sums up my year
Chilling and eating
Very tired


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Post by: egg-custard on December 28, 2017, 04:39:37 AM
Well fed and rested but had this flu bug thatís been going around so no training for a week
Arm better and will be back to Some home weights
Before getting some sleep in and clearing the last remains of a chesty cough
A further 24 hours from the gym will be ok
Il be tempted to lift to heavy and set myself back
Not what I want to do
Restraint is the key today I think


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 29, 2017, 05:26:33 PM
A short session in the gym my arm was still tender so I tried to hit the 30kgs dumbells as before but only
Mane heíd 2 sets of 5 reps before it was to sore
200 light leg extension ea all I did


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 31, 2017, 02:04:13 AM
Today tried catching upon my sleep and food
Intake so no workout


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Post by: egg-custard on December 31, 2017, 06:42:30 PM
Home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 02, 2018, 02:05:18 AM
Started my marathon training today but due to the high winds and rain I opted for a 5 k walk rather than a run I chose  a hilly route up and down to Brighton marina then did some home weights whilst watching Brighton on the tv


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 02, 2018, 02:13:26 AM
Back to the diet again as Iím upto 12 st 11l lb again after my Christmas binging
First session of the new year
Warm up
8 x 5  30 kgs dumbell chest presss
Reps of barbell bench
 Rope tri pull downs
Squats.
Leg extensions


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Post by: egg-custard on January 03, 2018, 03:23:15 PM
Just an hour on the treadmill today


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Post by: egg-custard on January 04, 2018, 04:43:34 AM
Twinges in my left shoulder now
Ooh
Any way today is double gym day
Iím going to see if I can push the 32 k dumbells to give me a new bench mark
Yes I did the 32 k dumbells for 5 x 5 easier than I thought job done new pb
Did cable flies next
Followed by lat pull downs full stack
Up the barbell rack for curls yes did the 40 kgs new pb
Then onto smith machine bench press for 62 kgs
Finished with calf raises on the leg  press machine
Just home freeweights as I was so tired


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 05, 2018, 03:14:19 PM
A short two exercise session
Heavy  deadlifts for single reps
Then  60 kgs decline bench press for 150 reps
My right arm shoulder still hurts itís been a month now so might go back to light weights for a week or so


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 07, 2018, 02:50:01 PM
Another frustrating day could not train due to family over
I needed sleep badly to and arm needs to heal
Iím getting a little fed up with personal things just now
Hopefully il be back at the gym tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 08, 2018, 10:49:29 PM
Had a really light home workout today I was so tired that I slept for 6 hours which is the most I have slepted in one go for over a year
Feel really groggy at the moment but hopefully I will get through my night shift better tonight arm better for the rest


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 09, 2018, 01:41:57 PM
Arm felt a lot better today the sleep doing me good so I hit the gym early
For a new pb dumbell bench press of 2x3 of 34 kgs
Wow
I worked up to it with
12 kg
24 kg
30 kg
32 kg
Then 34,s
Followed by weighted seated rows
Then finished with seated
Shoulder presses


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Post by: egg-custard on January 11, 2018, 05:12:43 AM
What have I done ?
I thought my arm was better it felt good today
After working biís l went on to do bench
Was ok until I tried 70 kgs itís below my pb
When nearly to lock out my right upper arm shoulder area suddenly felt like it was being twanged so I had to roll off the bar
I was in a little discomfort but not to bad went on to do legs
But now I cannot raise my arm  hurts to move in all directions and is tender to the touch
This is a set back again
Thanks eggy


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Post by: egg-custard on January 12, 2018, 05:19:10 AM
No training
My arm is still painful but is getting better fast  just tender on the front of my shoulder now
And mobility is coming back


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 13, 2018, 06:57:16 AM
Painful  but mobility is coming back fast now Iím light stretching my shoulder and just feeling the movement back
Puffiness is subsiding also hopeful I will be back soon to the gym


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 14, 2018, 02:32:21 PM
Have got bruising coming out on my shoulder now pain is still a lot

But mobility is improving
Massaging and using a light dumbell is helping
But sleeping is not existant


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 16, 2018, 02:48:59 PM
Pain is still there in my shoulder but better mobility if I push a little through the pain
Light home weights today as Iím back to work
tonight


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Post by: egg-custard on January 17, 2018, 01:48:08 AM
Back at work and my arm is falling off


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Post by: egg-custard on January 18, 2018, 01:45:09 AM
Most of the pain has gone now just a few twinges that catch me off guard slept for about 6 hours today
So back to the gym tomorrow i hope


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 19, 2018, 04:46:23 PM
At last I finally got back to the gym after a terrible week
Things going wrong pain and things I could not control
But today my arm felt ok so I did a light shoulder routine
And some really light dumbell
Good to be at it again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 20, 2018, 04:09:45 PM
Ran 4 miles out in the rain this morning
Have a stiff neck and shoulders after my workout yesterday
My shoulder recoup is taking longer than I anticipated
Light home shoulder chest workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 21, 2018, 02:43:33 PM
Arm better today so a light rehab home workout not going to push it today as I want to get back to my regular gym sessions again
X trainer 15 mins
Empty bar curls overhead presses and light dumbell floor presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 23, 2018, 01:45:43 AM
Arm still feels a tad dizzy but I still pushed the 18 k dumbells for reps on the flat bench

Some leg work and 30 mins treadmill completed my rehab workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 23, 2018, 04:14:14 PM
2nd day of rehab
30 mins treadmill
Some light shoulder dumbell work
And leg work


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Post by: egg-custard on January 24, 2018, 01:52:40 AM
After my session yesterday I got 2 hours restless sleep my shoulder/ arm keeps locking and hurting
Maybe a should see a doc but after last years debarcle I have a fear of going to them
Maybe a rest day again today is in order


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Post by: Nic on January 24, 2018, 12:50:06 PM
I would go to the Doctor really, it's not going to get better by itself.


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Post by: egg-custard on January 24, 2018, 03:07:05 PM
Thanks I think your a right nic itís been two weeks now so il book an appointment
And get over my anxiety of the docs
Light session today
Treadmill and x trainer


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Post by: egg-custard on January 25, 2018, 07:11:27 PM
Just a home freeweights and x trainer session today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 28, 2018, 02:15:51 AM
No training I need to rest my arm completely for a few days
It hurts mainly when I move it in a spontaneous way rather than in a deliberate way


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Post by: egg-custard on January 29, 2018, 04:51:42 AM
A better day with my arm the pain is subsiding now with just the odd twinge now and then
So il be back to the gym later today
Light weights today
Some shoulder mobility work and arm work
A few reps of heavy leg machine extensions and 30 mins treadmill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on January 31, 2018, 02:07:11 AM
Rested up yesterday so will do something today if the builder actually turns up to do some work heís not turned up for two days now so without a bathroom for over a week or so even thou the job was only due to take 4 days


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 01, 2018, 02:05:00 AM
I feel like Iím loosing gains as Iíve not been training very much due to injury and builders at  home
Just a light home workout today really need a proper session asap


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 02, 2018, 02:52:45 PM
Iíve had a difficult week with the builders being in doing our bathroom
So gym time has been very limited but have been doing some home workouts when I can
I hope Iím not loosing muscle mass
Arm and shoulders still troubling me a little


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 05, 2018, 04:48:50 AM
Still having problems with my arm shoulder so still taking things easy
Hurts only when Iím resting up itís pk while Iím using it


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 05, 2018, 04:17:33 PM
Hit the gym today
25 mins treadmill running warm up
Flat dumbell chest presses upto 28 kgs
Dumbell bi curls
One arm dumbell rows
Leg extensions


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 11, 2018, 01:39:54 AM
Itís been a hit and miss week with my arm hurting one day and then not the next
So training has been all over the place with the builders still not finished doing the bathroom yet
Should be done by Tuesday lol
8 mile run this morning


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 13, 2018, 01:42:06 AM
Back to the gym today 15 mins warm up
On the treadmill
Then a real disappointing set of flat dumbell presses was ok until I pressed the 22 kgs then I found my right arm had no strength failing to press the weight as a few weeks I was repping the 34s
So i felt really disappointed and now donít know what to do to move forward


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on February 13, 2018, 09:48:04 AM
Get the arm looked at.


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Post by: egg-custard on February 14, 2018, 01:51:36 AM
I do need to get it looked at really. But I have a fear of the docs now after what happened last year   It is getting better abet slowly as I have been rehabbing it myself painkillers heat and ice rest and some mobility work
I cannot afford to be signed off as Iím in debt manegment so time off is not an option as I have a heavy manual job totally rest is also not an option
Today I did a home 3kg dumbell workout


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 14, 2018, 01:50:41 PM
Home freeweights today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 15, 2018, 11:14:24 AM
Legs
1 hour treadmill running
Leg press
Calf raises
Leg extension
Light squats
Some light dumbell flat bench preses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 17, 2018, 02:15:15 PM
Squats yesterday and treadmill
Today a 10 mile run
Next Sunday is my brighton half marathon


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 19, 2018, 12:57:24 PM
No gym today so home work out arm a lot better after a weekend of rest
Will not push things this week as  I running the Brighton half marathon on Sunday
Il do some cardio and stretching  today and very light dumbells


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 21, 2018, 02:00:22 AM
A Bit of a mixed up session today
Flat dumbell chest presses
Got upto the 20 kg dumbelll before my arm cried enough
Cable flies
Light pole work
Treadmill
And cross trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 22, 2018, 01:42:39 AM
Went to bed at midday as I felt so tired but I tossed and turned for over 4 hours before getting just a few hours of restless sleep before my night shift
Just a few sets of light dumbell curls
Iím trying to be ready for the half on Sunday as i have some injuryís Iím not push it this week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 23, 2018, 04:28:39 PM
I have tendinitis in the shoulder and properly pulled a muscle aswell that caused my arm to be incedibly painful and long time healing so I now have an answer to my problem
Just light homework as Iím running on Sunday in the Brighton half marathon
So rehabbing is painkillers and time
Hopefully I can get back to full weights soon
At least itís peace of mind now knowing itís nothing more  serious
Eggy

 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 25, 2018, 04:26:39 PM
A very cold and windy brighton half marathon today
Despite my recent setbacks and a tougher course I completed the race in under 2 hours
Iím pleased with my effort
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on February 28, 2018, 11:24:55 AM
Due to the weather is been home training so far this week
Static bike and my cross trainer
Free weight exercises and eating some recovery carbs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 01, 2018, 04:49:55 AM
Very light work at home
Due to my tendinitis and the weather Ibe not gone to the gym


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 02, 2018, 06:32:03 PM
Frustrating week very little training due to the weather and having to go to work earlier than normal
Light homework and the cross trainer
I need to go on a long run when the weather gets better as  Iím only 6 weeks out from the full Brighton
Marathon
Iíve not been feeling to brill either this week my arm is getting better but still has itís moments
Im keen on getting back to some heavier weights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 03, 2018, 11:13:13 AM
What is going on !!!!
The weather is spring like once again il be going for my run tomorrow
I will be doing some home freeweights and using my static bike and x trainer also today
Iím aiming to drop weight again after my bulk getting upto 12st 12 lb again
Needing to loose a stone to get back to a racing weight
I feel a little flat and non pumped to due little heavy weight workouts
So it will be carbs today I think



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Post by: egg-custard on March 06, 2018, 01:45:49 AM
Finding it hard to maintain my training regime
Im tired sleeping little big worries around the family and And a nagging arm pain it is better when Iím active but aches after and if I fall asleep
I need a change

Iím up a pb in weight but my diets has not kicked in yet I need to drop a few calories of my intake


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 07, 2018, 01:39:53 AM
Ibuprofen and paracetamol was having very little effect in reducing the pain in my arm so I went back to the docs who has now put me on a 1000mgs of naproxen and a stomach  regulator to reduce the swelling and pain he said give it another 3 weeks before I have to see him again
I cannot do any overhead work but can train bis
Did legs today leg extension mzchine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 08, 2018, 04:56:46 AM
Light homework and freeweights
Even thou Iím on naproxen my arm feels more painful than ever
So I think I should stick to cardio and lower body work for a few weeks
My right arm feels soft and deflated and Iím getting worried about it


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 08, 2018, 06:19:54 PM
Back in the gym today
Did 5x5 leg extensions
And 5x5 incline 30 kg barbell presses
And my main focus was getting an improvement  and on the way back to heavier weights on the flat dumbell bench press
I done 5x5 20 kgs
A set of 10 20 kgs
And the heaviest since hurting my arm
I did 3 sets of 6 of 22kgs
A short but sweet session and touch wood no arm pain today as yet


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 10, 2018, 02:07:18 PM
I think at last my arm is getting better very little pain now after being put on naproxen
I am working my shoulder a little again with light dumbells
Ran 15 miles this morning  5 miles of hills and 10 miles along Brighton seafront damp and cold but great to run pain free for the first time in weeks
Myl legs are a little sore now but a good coating of soothing cooling gel goes along way to ease them a bit
A few mid week tempo runs and an 18-20 mile run next week should put me spot on for the marathon


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 12, 2018, 01:44:55 AM
No training today as Iím so tired slept for about 5 hours the most Iíve had for a long time


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 12, 2018, 04:50:40 AM
Il be out for a run later this morning and then I will hit the gym for flat bench
Not a good day today
Bad news arrived builder arrived to move a door
And I was so tired I could not sleep
Little one Arrived to have a sleep over
So training was out with the washing


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 14, 2018, 11:07:24 PM
As I was due into work early today I trained bicepts at home today
Warm up
Then 100 reps of standard bi curls 3lb

Then hammer curls 20lb dumbells
Then isolation curls
Then onto 5x10 60kg barbell curls until I felt a niggle in my shoulder
Stopped for the day



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 16, 2018, 02:50:51 PM
5 mile run this morning
Home cross trainer
Nearly 2 weeks on naproxen and my arm still hurts
So much for going to the docs Iím still the same as before
Even thou it took me a lot to go
So Iím doing no weights from now for a while otherwise il be running the
Brighton marathon on pain
Hope I donít loose muscle


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 18, 2018, 01:58:43 AM
Im resting up today as my arm seems to be in an aching mood again
Quite why I do not know as I have been doing little to nothing weight training
Wise
I had a 5 k run out in the unseasonably cold weather earlier today
Even though Iíve cut my calories Iíve lost no weight
Staying at 12-11
Not good as I want to get below 12 stone by April



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 20, 2018, 04:51:20 AM
Iím going to give up weight training as I just cannot seem to get any done now with my shoulder causing grief
Eveytime I lift a weight did just light work today and after sleeping for a few hours my shoulder and arm really hurt
Taking naproxen paracetamol and still
The pain persists doc says itís a strain
Mmm is it ?
I was reluctant to go to the docs after a bad experience once before  I seem no better off now then before I went
So il just run preparing for the brighton marathon in 4 weeks time
I suspect il loose what I gained as itís been 8 weeks since Iíve trained probley l have been eating to maintain whilst this is going on
But have put to much weight on for my running
Need to loose 10 lb in 3 weeks 
Whatís good has gone sour again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 21, 2018, 01:42:48 AM
After my rant and bad day yesterday I have been reflecting on things Iím going to just lower body movements and single arm stuf with my home plastic 1kh dumbells
And give myself until the marathon is over before attempting any upper body stuff
Iím running the lancing 10 k on Sunday as a prep race


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 22, 2018, 01:47:30 AM
Iíve looked at my progress this last year or so from making good gains in performance and very little body wise Iíve taking a big drop in things now
Doing just 3lb dumbells at home today had me in pain when I awoke after 4 hours sleep
So things are not good at the moment 2 weeks of pain killers has achieved little also

Now what do I do seems like 5 years of training is going Down the pan


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 24, 2018, 12:46:15 PM
I donít feel like Iím bodybuilding right now things are not going to my expectations
I ran 14 miles Friday and no weights
So I donít know how to move on right now Iím not looking to great either very soft and

Not pumped at all my right arm has lost mass
Il carry on doing my marathon training and then re asses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 25, 2018, 07:24:50 PM
Ran the lancing 10k in 56 mins a cold and very Hilly race


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 26, 2018, 09:44:19 AM
Despite running over 20 miles in three days and eating lightly Iíve manŤge to put on 3lb in four days
WHAT and WHY
Even my diet
Weight plans have gone askew now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 26, 2018, 02:22:58 PM
Hit the gym for some recovery cardio x trainer and running machine
 I thought today would be a trial to see if my arm can take any weight before
I go on to do just do light stuff
So i surprised myself by doing 3x5 reps of flat dumbell presses with 24 kgs
The most I have done since my injury
So maybe some progress going on at last


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 28, 2018, 12:41:38 AM
Due to visitors and much needed 3 hours sleep I just did home light freeweights and kept my calories to below
Maintanance


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 28, 2018, 03:53:10 AM
Iím going to try and do a heavy session today if it goes ok Iíll carry on but if I struggle Iím going to leave bodybuilding for awhile and concentrate on running for the foreseeable future


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 29, 2018, 12:44:41 AM
Did not get to the gym today very tired but could not sleep again Iíve had just
7  hours sleep all week
Very light home dumbells as Iím protecting my injury asi donít want to pull out of the brighton marathon because of it
Plus Iím going to do my longest run this week end about 20 miles


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 30, 2018, 03:04:02 PM
Very light homework
Needing to get a long run in and was in the gym yesterday so a full day in order


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on March 31, 2018, 12:51:33 PM
Not felt good on my run this morning only manŤged 14 miles before I stopped not slept well
Had bad wind also
I think I eat something dodgy
Arm hurting


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 01, 2018, 12:44:01 PM
Cardio 4 mile run felt ok today

Home freeweights today
Floor presses
Bi curls
Flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 03, 2018, 03:44:32 AM
I did cardio for 50mins today
30 mins x trainer 20 mins static bike plus home free weights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 03, 2018, 12:01:54 PM
30 mins x trainer
Home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 05, 2018, 12:47:39 AM
A short session in the gym 20 mins fast running machine
Leg extensions for light reps
And first time back under the bar for bench presses
Started with   40 kg went ok slight niggles
Then decline with 50 kgs the heavest weight Iíve lifted since my injury
Ok
Then home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 08, 2018, 12:57:56 AM
I ran 14 miles today my arm was really hurting
Now has been 14 weeks and no improvement really
So much for the tablets


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 09, 2018, 12:55:40 AM
Not a good day so exhausted I fell asleep at work mmmm not good
Strange as I cannot sleep at home
So o stayed in bed all day but failed to sleep any length of time just restless naps
Iím running the brighton marathon on Sunday but Iím in a bad place at the moment
Trainings been off  but will attempt to go later today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 10, 2018, 12:45:40 AM
A short fast run on the treadmill
And just a few reps on the chest press machine
Back on painkillers arm sore


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 11, 2018, 12:40:58 AM
Light home freeweights
I want to get back to the heavy stuff but fear I wonít be able to
Iím deffo loosing strength and more volume than I want
Cutting calories is not helping but I need to be at my racing weight of 12 stone
I will miss this target for Sundayís marathon as Iím stuck on12 st 7 lb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 12, 2018, 12:44:02 AM
Frustration or what spot on with calorie counting and Iíve put On a lb in weight
Just a few light home reps


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 14, 2018, 05:52:51 AM
The day before the brighton marathon
Collected my race pack and number yesterday
Feeling somewhat apprehensive as it will be my first marathon for two years since getting ill
My arm is better than it hax been for awhile but still got this clicking type
Snapping type pain sometimes if I move it in a position it donít like
Weight is around 12st 7lb despite me trying to get close to 12st 2lb
After my race recovery il try to get back to a bodybuilding type training again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 16, 2018, 01:59:12 PM
Day after the marathon I ran a slightly disappointing 4.24 but it was a crowded race
And when I realised at the half way mark I was not going to beat my pb I took it easier in the second half finished with leg pain and a few blisters
Been to the gym trying to get back into more bodybuilding again
Arm feeling ok again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 17, 2018, 08:33:14 PM
Feeling it today after my effort in the marathon on Sunday
So a complete rest before hitting the gym again tomorrow
Arm feeling good again at last no pain now
Just lack of strength but that will come back again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 18, 2018, 09:00:54 PM
At last a session on shoulders with no pain
24 kgs dumbell flat bench press
Lat raises
Light squats


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 19, 2018, 02:15:31 PM
Yippee I think doing the marathon has does wonders for my arm
Hit the gym for the heaviest session I have done since getting injured
I tried the 26 kgs dumbells for flat bench press YES I got it up with no pain
Full stack lat cable pull downs
Full stack cable rows
Worked upto 147 kgs deadlifts the max plates the gym has
Went well no pain
A great confidence rebuild session
Hopefully things go progress again now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 20, 2018, 08:49:38 PM
A light session today to round off a good week
Now I have at least an idea as how to progress next week now
I seemed to be pain free now and have slept better these past few day than I have for months
Wonít push things next week but will try to up things progressely





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 21, 2018, 12:47:13 PM
Rest day as Iím back at work tonight


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 23, 2018, 01:04:37 AM
A light home workout today whilst watching the London marathon on tv
Back to a proper workouts from tomorrow now my arm seems a little more settled now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 24, 2018, 12:50:53 AM
A very busy gym sawme not being able to do what I wanted
15 mins treadmill
Repeated sets of heavy to light leg extensions
Light bench presses
20 kgs dumbell flat presses
Arm achy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 24, 2018, 02:20:46 PM
My best session for a long time
Warm up
Flat dumbell bench press got back to the 26 kgs dumbells for  1x5
Then lighter presses
Flies
Bar extensions
Bar curls
Stretches
Hammer bi curls
Lat machine pull down
Full stack cable pull downs and rows
Calf raises leg extension machine

IM BACK.  !!!!!!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 26, 2018, 12:58:39 AM
Total rest day

Going to swimming again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 26, 2018, 04:28:39 PM
A good pump session today
Warm up
Dumbell 26kg dumbells
Barbell bench presses 100 reps
100 reps bi curls
Dumbell flies
Leg extension
Treadmill
Seated cycle
1 hour swimming session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 27, 2018, 05:54:26 PM
A lighter session today a bit achy after yesterdayís sessions
1 heavy set of dumbell flat bench 26 kgs
Dumbell reverse flies
Cable flies
10 kg plate bench presses
Cable lat pull downs
50 light squat reps
10 mins cross trainer
 Walk into town


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 29, 2018, 03:49:19 AM
Today after my squats yesterday I have Domís for the first time in ages
Not severe but enough to say Iíve done some work
Today was a lazy day just a few feeder reps on my arms


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on April 30, 2018, 12:55:09 AM
Rest day
Back with a bang tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 01, 2018, 12:51:22 AM
So tired so I took another rest day to catch up on some sleep

Got a medicated pain patch on my arm now
Legs sore
No sleep
Little Noah came to stay as well
So I think I earn 8 hours in bed


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 01, 2018, 09:04:18 PM
Very tired today but could not sleep
Flat dumbell bench 26 kg
Squats
Leg extensions


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 03, 2018, 12:46:51 AM
Stayed in bed trying to sleep all day today
Mane heíd about 6 hours of interrupted kip
No training


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 04, 2018, 06:13:05 AM
A few heavy squats yesterday and leg extensions
Light dumbell chest presses
And an hour swimming session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 05, 2018, 01:38:41 PM
A short session to finish my deload week
Heavier upto 80kg squats
Some arm work
100  reps of just  the bar bench presses
Very light leg extensions


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 06, 2018, 12:55:19 AM
Rest day ish just some kettlebell squats
To push some remain Domís out of my quads


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 07, 2018, 04:49:59 PM
The gym was closed today
And Iím back at work so took a chill day to let my anxiety subside a bit and went to the cinema
Strange pain in my other shoulder today
Think I might just go light on the gym this week
Down to 12st 12lb today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 09, 2018, 12:54:38 AM
Up a pound to 12st 13lb
Just squats today
As I felt out of sorts blood pressure high plus a nose bleed and anxiety attack
I did
Warm up empty bar
10 x 30 kg
10 x 40 kg
 10 x 50 kg
Then sets of 3 and 2s of 77 kgs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 09, 2018, 01:33:16 PM
Today
Squats empty bar warm up
60 kg for 10
70 kg for  2x5s
Then up to 80 kg for doubles and singles
Cable lat pull downs full stack
Full stack lateral rows then working down the weights
Cable flies
100 reps seated shoulder presses 6 kg dumbells



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 11, 2018, 09:11:43 AM
Yesterdayís workout was just a few light squats itís keeping the leg Domís away
Light incline dumbell presses
1 hour swimming session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 13, 2018, 01:11:42 AM
Feel totally wiped out only light home freeweights
Left knee hurts and shoulder arm feeling a bit iffy to again
Bodybuilding is breaking me apart rather than help and rebuild me now
For weeks Iím beginning to think the road to muscle gains and fitness is a loosing battle for me now
Iím just getting belly fat with bulking no where else seems to get bigger I diet off the fat and Iím the same as pre bulk
A fat belly is all Iím gaining now or so it seems
Injury has seen me loose strength in a big way for almost 5 months itís been a road to nowhere


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 15, 2018, 12:46:19 AM
No training Iím totally worn out
Slepted for almost 8 hours today which is not normal for me
Achy and feeling run down and my anxiety is getting the better of me today
My arm seems bad today even with no training
Should I go back to docs mmm I wonder


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 15, 2018, 09:56:51 PM
Tired
30 mins cardio
Light squats
Some flat dumbell presses
Flies
Heavy 1 set of dumbell rows


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 17, 2018, 12:46:29 AM
Been taking it easy for a while pain and anxiety getting the better of me recently
Strength is going
Training getting harder to commit to
Need a rethink and a reboot





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 17, 2018, 07:03:27 PM
Some light squats
150 decline llight barbell bench
weighted bar curls and overhead presses
Up the dumbell rack for curls
1 hour swimming


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 19, 2018, 03:41:35 PM
The doc has put me back on the naproxen pain killers again for my arm
So Iím going to not use weights at all on my right arm in an attempt to put the pain to rest
 1 hour cardio cycling


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 21, 2018, 12:48:00 AM
Lazy day today
Floor kettlebell press on left side no right handed work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 22, 2018, 12:53:43 AM
Arm hurts even more now even though Iím not using it and on naproxen
Rest day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 24, 2018, 01:13:32 AM
Because Iím resting my arm i only did a light home
Feeder workout today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 25, 2018, 03:22:06 PM
Squats and some flat bench dumbell work
15 mins treadmill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 27, 2018, 01:13:28 AM
Arm a little better
Rest day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 28, 2018, 02:56:27 PM
A 2 hour cycle today
Gym closed


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 29, 2018, 02:10:25 PM
Legs
15 mins treadmill
Leg extensions for reps then heavy doubles
15 mins cross trainer
Warm up squats
Squats  5x5
Heavy 80 kgs squats
Standing calf raises
2 sets of barbell stiff leg deads
A few sets of flat dumbell bench presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 30, 2018, 01:38:05 PM
Home workout
Light weights
And cardio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on May 31, 2018, 01:36:47 PM
Treadmill warm up
Smiths machine flat bench presses
For reps
Smith machine squats
Bench press
Dumbell flat bench presses
15 mins x trainer
Leg presses and
Calf raises
Also home freeweights to


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 02, 2018, 01:31:33 PM
Yesterday
Iím at my biggest weight ever now 13 st 4 lb on a cut as from Monday
Deadlifts 147 kg first time since injuring my shoulder 6 months ago felt good
Squats upto 75 kgs
100 reps light decline bench
Dumbell flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 04, 2018, 02:00:31 PM
Started on my mini cut today around 2200 calories to start
10 mins on the treadmill warm up
Squats to 80kg
 5 x 10 10 kg dumbell bench presses
A few sets of light cable flies
Leg curls then finished with leg extension
To 3 singles of machine max


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 05, 2018, 02:39:51 PM
Workouts are getting better now as my arm seems to be finally getting better even though I still have 2 weeks to go on the anti inflammatories
Treadmill warm up
Today squats to 75 kg
Super settled with cable bi curls
Then empty bar decline bench presses supersetted with triceps rope pull downs
Home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 06, 2018, 02:03:37 PM
Another good session now my arm is way better
15 mins treadmill fast uphill
Seat cycle 15 mins
Warm up squats then 5 x 10 50 kgs
Light seated shoulder dumbell routine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 07, 2018, 02:17:37 PM
Warm up squats
5x10 55 kgs squats
Cable rows
Cable lat pull downs full stack
Weighted bar curls overhead presses
Dumbell curls
Shrugs and
Dumbell one arm rows
Evening 1 hour swimming cardio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 08, 2018, 08:06:42 AM
Weight 13st 5 1/2 lb
Squats to85 kgs
Deads sumo
20 mins cardio
Saw Jurassic world forgotten kingdom
Great action film


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 09, 2018, 04:34:00 PM
Just cardio  a walk into town
Light home squats
Bi cept curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 10, 2018, 04:40:27 PM
15 mins cardio rest day
A good week with my arm almost back to normal
Pushed it a little but will step up a bit more this coming week
13 st 6 lb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 11, 2018, 01:31:35 PM
Short on time and sleep today
So a quick session at the gym
Squats

5x5 70 kgs
Then doubles of 87 1/2 kgs
Back to the 26 kgs dumbell  again
On the flat bench press progress is resumed
Arm great again after 6 months of pain
A week to go on the naproxen
30 kgs dum shrugs
Home


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 12, 2018, 12:46:58 PM
13st 4 lb
A short session today
As my bulk powder order is due fantastic
Warm up squats then  5x5 72.5 kgs  warm down squats
Dumbell flat presses 2 kgs
Decline close grip empty bar bench presses 100 reps
30 kgs dumbell cross body hammer curls
100 light reps leg extension machine
Home  off the internet bicept curl routine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 13, 2018, 02:55:39 PM
Heavy for me 95 kgs single squatsl
Full stack cable rows
Full stack cable pull downs
 50 moderate flat dumbell presses
Heavy  30 kg e arm dumbell rows
Then 28 kgs one arm dumbell rows
One arm heavy dumbell flies
Lat pull down machine slow negatives
10 mins rower222
10 mins cross trainer
10 miles fast up hill walking treadmill
A good session and no arm pain
I think at long last Iím back in the game
13 st 2lb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 15, 2018, 09:54:53 AM
 Yesterday was a Rest day from the gym but did 1 hour swimming yesterday
TODAY
5 mile cycle ride
Warm up squats
Then 1x90k
Then onto 3 x 2 of a return pb heaviest Iíve squattted in 2 years since joining the new gym
Of 100 kg
And then an all time equal pb of 102.5 kg
WOW
 26 kg flat dumbell presses
30 kg single arm rows
Great week in the gym
Iím deffo back arm feel great again



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 16, 2018, 11:34:57 AM
A 3 mile run this morning up hill on the downs
Legs felt tired but not sore after doing daily squats
Will just do bicepts today as Iím working tonight
Good week now to get back to being consistent


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 18, 2018, 03:31:36 PM
13st 2Lb
Warm up squats
Then pyramid 100 kg squats 2/3/4/3/2
Then double of 102.5 kg
New pb of 105kg for 2 reps
Then 26 k flat dumbell presses
Left arm of 28 kg dumbell self assisted right hand 28 kg
Dumbell
Presses
A few lighter reps
 30 min cardio
Split into to 15 mins on the treadmill and seated bike


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 19, 2018, 02:41:52 PM
Tired and low energy
After yesterdayís heavy day
I took it easy
Daily  squats warm up and doubles of 60 kg
2 sets of 25 rope hammer curls light
Unweighted bar for several sets of wrist curls and seated calf raises
And 50 reps of light barbell bi curls
30 mins cardio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 20, 2018, 03:02:54 PM
Warm up squats then
5x5 90kgs squats
Flat dumbell presses to failure
30 min cardio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 21, 2018, 01:53:05 PM
25 mins cardio
Leg extension full stack


Rested from squats today as the space was being used


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 22, 2018, 12:55:49 PM
A short heavy session
Legs
Squats
90 kg x 2
100 kg x 3
New pb 107.5 for 2 reps
Shoulders
30 kg dumbell shrugs
Cable full
Stack rows and pull downs
Arms
2x5 30kg dumbell cross body  hammer curls
Chest
Flat dumbell presses back up to the 28 kg dumbells for 3 reps
Strength coming back now

A short heavy session to end a good week
 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 23, 2018, 01:02:57 PM
A rest day in the most
Some arm bi curls
Then back to worko
Even thou Iíve been strict on my diet Iíve put on 2lb over night
What   ..so Iím back up to 13 st  3lb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 24, 2018, 08:43:26 PM
Accident at work left my leg lacerated and bloodied
Ouch more pain and things going wrong
My stress levels are quite high again no wonder Iím not loosing weight even thou my calorie intake is on point
A create of tinned drinks fell off a cage 6 ft onto me
Hope I can squat his week
As my progress is good on these


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 25, 2018, 11:22:48 AM
Awaiting possibly more bad news
So to chill out a little I went for a 6 mile cycle ride in glorious weather along Brighton seafront to rotteningdean and back
Heavy single/ double squats to 105 kg
A few heavy 28 kg flat dumbell bench presses
Heavy shrugs and
Single arm rowd


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 26, 2018, 12:56:01 AM
Some bad news arrived things are to topsy turvy again
Just like the preceding 12 months
Concentrating on running and the weight trainingi is difficault
But i feel the heavy lifting for is at least coming back
Weight is back down to 13 st 1lb again but with the stress it will surely go up again even thou my diet is in check
Is it stress relate water retention that keeps fluctuating my weight?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 26, 2018, 02:40:47 PM
15 mins treadmill warm up
Then itís bi all the way
Cable bi curls up to 38 kgsuntil failure
Then dumbell crossbody and straight bi curls
To 30 kgs dumbells


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 27, 2018, 12:36:21 AM
Bad news bad news stress level even higher now
Suppose my gains and diet will suffer once again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 27, 2018, 02:27:25 PM
Warm up light squats then reps upto 100k
Then 2/3/5/3. Reps and 2 of 102.5 k
Heavy chest presses
Laying chest flies
Heavy cable flies
A couple of sets of heavy bi curls
25 reps of 30 kg dumbell shrugs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 28, 2018, 02:46:01 PM
Deadlift and upper body
Warm up then
5x110 k plus shrugs
5x120k plus shrug
2x130k plus shrugs
Singles of 137 k plus shrugs
Repped down
4x10 40 k stuffed legged deads plus shrugs
Light shoulder flies
100 20 kg decline bench
50 reps of 10kg dumbell bench presses
 50 reps lat pull down machine upto 75 k
10 mins fast treadmill incline walk to finish
Enjoyable session


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 29, 2018, 08:53:48 AM
After my first dead lift session for a while Iíve got a little lower back soreness today
45 min cardio walk into town and back again
Turkey Brest steaks and veggie and raspberries for breakfast
A quarter pack of light Doritos crisp for morning snack prior to
Squats later and cycle riding
Weight Iím below 13 stone again hoorah
12st 13 lb for two days now
Just heavy squats for me upto 105 kgs
Then just heavy 26kg 5 sets dumbell flat bench presses


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on June 30, 2018, 03:37:06 PM
Rest day feel a bit under the weather today not slept well
 A bit of a dodgy tummy and a headache
1 hour walk pushing a pram with my grandson in
Cardio in the swing park lol
Light feeder dumbell  150 reps of bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 01, 2018, 04:26:05 PM
Home dumbell and band work
Eaten a few carbs today  to just above main ranch calories
Ready to go heavy next week
Aim to get a 110kg squat which would be a new pb
And to work on shoulders and upper back



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 02, 2018, 01:58:11 PM
Busy gym today

Warm up squats
Then my target for today was to complete my 5x5 of 100 kg squats
Job done
Then singles and doubles upto 107.5 kgs
Legs felt strong had my own home made preworkout  made with bulk powder ingredients
With there mango preworkout gel great stuff and great energy I felt today especially after a tiring night shift
Then onto the lat pull down machine heavy and as many reps as I could get alternating with push downs by kneeling on the seat
Then leg extension machine max setting reps
Then a cool down on the treadmill


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 03, 2018, 01:59:16 PM
Flat dumbell bench presses
Warm up
Then The 28 kg dumbells for sets of 6 TIL failure
26 kg for sets of 6 TIL failure
Then went down going to failure
100 decline 30 kg very close grip barbell bench presses
15 mins treadmill cardio
Home easy bar curls 60 reps
Then 100 wrist curls
Light dumbells
Weight now at 12 st 12 lb



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 04, 2018, 02:41:43 PM
Very tied today after a busy night at work
No gym today but I did a light 50 rep per body part full body workout
Weighted calf raises
Squats
Laying leg curls
Good mornings
Stiff legged deads
Wrist curls
Hammer curls
Bi curls
Floor close grip barbell presses
Overhead shoulder presses
Reverese flies
 Front Lat raises
Chest presses
One arm rows
Phew
Felt good afterwards done in 50 mins
A good change from heavy for me singles etc


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 05, 2018, 02:32:13 PM
A bad night at work
Extremely busy arm sore again and getting pains in other parts of my body
But still I need to push on with my program
Hit gym for squats progression
102.5 kgs for 2/2/2/2/2/
Then 107.5 for 2
light bench dumbell presses
30 kgs single arm rows
And forced  reps of up to 5 reps of 22 kgs dumbell bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 06, 2018, 02:03:27 PM
One aim in mind today to beat my pb squat
I went for a 6 mile cycle ride early this morning
Beautiful sunshine
Then into the gym early afternoon
Warm up
Then onto empty bar squats
1 rep 60 kg
 2 reps 90 kg
1 rep 100 kg

Then onto my new pb  of 110 kg
Yes I did 2 reps with relative ease
Rested then did two more reps
Yes I did it
Then a 30 kg flat dumbell press  the heaviest Iíve done since my arm
Injury
A great week as itís my heaviest work out week achieved since taking up weight training
Plus an hours swim in the evening


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 07, 2018, 10:01:12 AM
Ive now done an hours cycle ride
An hours swim
And an hours run/walk in the last 24 hours
Plus the gym
Little to eat and Iíve put on weight ?????


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 08, 2018, 12:53:44 AM
Does stress cause you to hold onto body fat even thou your diet is on point?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 08, 2018, 04:02:11 PM
Easy bar curls
Hammer dumbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 09, 2018, 02:26:43 PM
Warm up treadmill
Then
As heavy as I could for singles on the chest press machine
Got to the 100 plate
Then doubles of 85  plate for 5 x 2 reps TIL failure
Flat dumbell bench presses
20 kg warm ups
26 kg for 5 x 5
22 kg reps TIL failure
Iím going to max out on each exercise  as much as I can this week
So low reps/ volume but to failure rather than high reppy stuff
Home easy bar  32 k bi curls 5 x 10 reps
25 rep straight bar wrist curls and dumbell hammer curls and wrist curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 10, 2018, 04:05:37 PM
Due to home circumstances and being very tired training today went out of the window
Right bicept hurting again today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 11, 2018, 12:52:30 AM
Happy birthday  ...should be a day of celebration but
It wonít be ...I donít like  my birthdays in the best of years
But with so much anxiety  and apprehension  Iím having trouble coping with and hoping for better news that never comes
This year il be pushing as much weight as I can in the gym as an escape
Iím going to beat my pb squat again  Iíve been trying to post a vid of my last one but I cannot seem to get it to upload




 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 11, 2018, 02:22:23 PM
Yes I did my birthday new pb squat
For 2 reps
Warm up treadmill 15 mins
Warm up squats of 1 x 60 kg
1 x 90 k
2 x 110
Kgs
Then 2 of 112.5 kgs
Wow new pb
Chest press machine of 100 plate working back down until failure
Heavy 30 kg
Dumbell shoulder shrugs
Heavy dumbell cross chest hammer curls
Home free weights



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 12, 2018, 03:55:35 PM
Little sleep yesterday and busy at work had caught up with me today feeling somewhat ragged
and light headed
So Iím not doing any weights today and just carb loading a little
Seemed to put on 3 lb in weight since yesterday must be water retention from a birthday pizza and a slice of cream cake


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 13, 2018, 09:27:23 AM
Ive slept for nearly 16 hours in the last 24 hours was so out of sorts
Today I feel a lot better a little lethargic but ok
Letís get going again
Food  gym  a bet and cinema  with swimming later plus home bi curls
Hit the gym again for heavy for me session
Low reps and heavy
15 mins treadmill warm up
Squats empty bar
1 x 60 kg
1 x 90 kg
Then 2 /3/5/4/5 of 102.5 kg
Then 1 of 107.5
Warm up flat dumbell presses
Then back on the 30 kgs dumbell for 5/3/3/3
This is the most and heaviest Iíve done since injuring my arm
Wow Iím coming back
Then to finish the week with full stack seated cable rows
A good week and a change from my previous reps stuff


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 14, 2018, 02:36:13 PM
A 5 k run /walk this morning very warm out
Home free  weights shoulder flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 15, 2018, 08:13:21 AM
Iíve got a tough 10k run next Sunday the brighton trailblazer
So it will be mainly a lighter deload workout week
As the last few weeks have been heavier with low reps
Out this morning for a 3 mile bike ride half being a steepish steady climb up to
woodingdean
Home heavy straight bar bi curls every half to 1 hour intervals


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 16, 2018, 01:32:34 PM
Our 30th wedding annerversary today
Hot went for a walk into town and back to buy some flowers
Then into the gym for as time was limited today
Just legs
15 mins treadmill
Warm up squats
1 x 60 kg
2 x 90 kg
2x2x2x2 of 105 kgs 3 mins rest between each set
3 of 107.5 kgs
Then out for dinner
Saved my calories today for the
Fish and chips and champagne
Wow great feed up plenty of carbs and fat
Low on protein today but hey it was a good feed


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 17, 2018, 02:29:38 PM
Itís my daughters birthaday today so  the diet is on hold
Gym time is short so bike ride over the dirt hills to the gym
A few heavy squats
Then heavy flat dumbell 30 kg bench presses
to failure  then drop setting to failure
A big plate of Chinese food yummy




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 18, 2018, 12:15:57 PM
Family and friends coming over today alway a busy week this week with three family dates in it
So really cannot do my things so to speak
Just a few home freeweights flies for now but maybe I can fit a few curls in later
Weight has gone up to 13st 2 lb today
Iíve put on 4 lb in 4 days seems a lot as Iíve be saving calories for the celebration meal so calories high they were not excessive and not hitting nowhere near a 35000 plus increase on my daily 2200 calories

My anxiety was somewhat high today not sure why thou
I went on to break my front tooth thatís my second one gone I look like a rabbit now
Thatís great I didnít deserve that thatís done a lot for my confidence now
Brill things just go from bad to worse



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 19, 2018, 02:51:55 PM
Feeling somewhat down today
My  holiday week has been on a nose dive since yesterday
Anyway hit the gym
Again a short session
Treadmill warm up 15 mins
Warm up squats then
107.5 for 5 sets
3 x 3 x 3 x 4 x 3 the best  5 rep set ive done (pb)
Then onto decline barbell close grip bench presses for
10 x 10
Then decline 40 kgs bench press for 50 reps
2 sets of 5 rope tri pull downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 20, 2018, 02:42:40 PM
Squats again today going for a new pb one rep max plus
Possibly my heaviest 5 set to
15 mins x trainer warm up
Warm up squats
Then with 110 kg on the bar I did
1x1x2x3x1 wow did it 
The after resting for 5 plus minutes
I did 1rep of 112.5 kg then again
I went for a new total pb
115 kg on the bar I did 1 good rep and one shakey one
Yes JOB DONE  !!!!
Then some arm work with forced reps of 26 kgs
And some home free weights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 21, 2018, 02:47:14 PM
Racing tomorrow so with my weight back down to  13 st im having  a bit of a carb up day
Iíve Done well with my recent squat forays so Iíve earns a few naughty carbs
No legs today
Just some light band work and very light arms


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 22, 2018, 03:56:26 PM
A very hot tough uphill race today  brighton trailblazer
I took it easy as I worked overnight and felt a little sick before the start
Did it in 1 hour 8 mins exhausted
So home recovery freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 23, 2018, 03:28:26 PM
A light quite rest day
Feel a little achy in the legs
So resting up I think l squatted to much prior to the run


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 24, 2018, 02:18:27 PM
Even though Iíve been feeling a little off
And my legs are still achy
I did
10 mins treadmill
10 mins x trainer
10 mins seated bike
For my warm up
Then a new pb on the chest press machine of 102.5 plate
A few sets of a Lower weight
Warm up squats
Then a few of 110 kg
Flat dumbell bench press to finish
Home feeder dumbell bi curls



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 25, 2018, 02:10:42 PM
Warm up squats
2x60kg
2x90kg
Then 2/3/2/4/2 of 110kgs
Then dumbell bi curls TIL failure then repped our
Treadmill and home feeder dumbells
Weight 13st


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 26, 2018, 09:23:51 AM
2 sessions today plus home feeders and cardio
Morning session moulsecoombe gym
7.15 am
15 mins warm up treadmill
Seated machine rows
Worked my way up the weights to a new pb of 115 plate
Then single arm  dumbell rows
 1x5 32 kg
 1x5 34 kg
1x5 36 kg
3x5 40kg
 Full stack 100 reps seated cable rows
4 reps of 80 kg squats
1 set of 30 kg dumbell bench presses
Home rear flies dumbell
Afternoon workout stanly season leisure centre
Treadmill 10 mins warm up
100 light fast reps leg curl machine
100 light fast reps leg extension machine
Chest press machine
10 x 35 plate
10 x 35 plate
10 x 45 plate
10 x 47.5 plate
10 x 45 plate
10 x 35 plate
10 x 25 plate
10 x 15 plate x 3
100 light decline bench press barbell
Light weighted bar
50. Reps overhead tri extensions
50 reps standing bi curls
50 wrist curls
50 reverse wrist curls
4 x 25 reps light cable flies
50 rope pull downs
50 rope through legs bi curls
A hot 6 mile cycle ride including a steep hill enroute
Home feeder workout



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 27, 2018, 02:53:54 PM
A few achy muscles after yesterdayís sessions
So today was
Squats warm up
110 kgs of 3/3/3/3/3
Then half hour treadmill incline
Swimming


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 28, 2018, 03:26:18 PM
Uncomfortable night
Achy shoulders and arm
With lower back pain so a complete rest day today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 29, 2018, 03:09:06 PM
Back feeling better but wonít push it today
Just some home light training


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 29, 2018, 03:31:50 PM
Signed up to do the aspire channel swim challenge
Swimming 22 miles at my local pool in 12 weeks
Over 2000 lengths in total


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 30, 2018, 01:57:22 PM
Very tired and achy today felt weak
Bad session
Warmup treadmill
Then tried dumbell bench
Maneged warm up
 then no strength  3 reps of the 30 kg
Only
Tried Lower weight and gave up
Rower and treadmill
Before going home
Feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on July 31, 2018, 01:56:03 PM
Feeling whacked out so I had an easy session
Lower back still sore as is my arm
Cannot sleep
So 15 mins treadmill
10 mins x trainer
Warm up empty bar squats then a few reps up to
80 kgs
So cable tri pull downs
 3 sets of flat bench dumbells
Cable flies
Felt tired


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 01, 2018, 01:53:23 PM
Some people in my household have a sickness bug
No wonder Iím not feeling it this week
Warm up treadmill 20 mins
Warm up light squats
Then 5x5 55 kg squats supersetted with front shoulder raises dumbells from
2 kg - 14 kg
Then a few sets of flat dumbell bench press
18 kgs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 02, 2018, 12:03:34 PM
I knew I was not feeling it this week
And the sickness bug has now got me
Little sleep being sick headache and feeling completly drained
Along with my niggling injuries and stress
I feeling totally unwell
Iím resting up
And want to eat but it donít  stay down
I guess I lose a few pounds now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 03, 2018, 08:28:11 AM
A few hours sleep overnight has left me feeling better but feeling weak
Iím down to 12st 10 lb loosing 2.5 lb in 3 days
Even though Iíve eat little due to sickness I need to eat a bit today
As Iíve lost more than my scheduled
 1 Lb a week
So I think il go out and get some fruit and some rice cakes
And flavoured oats
 I might risk a quick gym session later


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 03, 2018, 01:57:21 PM
Even though i wanted to have an easier week this week Iíve must admit it turned out to be a horror
Of a week
Sickness ,tiredness and pain
So I forced myself to hit the gym
Squats for single reps to 107.5 kgs so my strength seems to be ok
Even with the lack of food
100 empty bar decline bench presses
A couple of sets of cable rows and light bi curls
All just to get a stretch and blood pumping around
A quite weekend planed then back to it next week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 04, 2018, 02:45:25 PM
I look and feel really flat and a bit disillusioned today
No sleep overnight
Restless today
Arm playing up
Resting eating junk food
Will do feeder
Arms later
And back to the bike in the morning
Any advice on post sickness blues




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 05, 2018, 11:25:50 AM
Feel better today slept better overnight
Was hot but maneged  5 hours
Walked around the boot market for cardio
Some home freeweights later as Iím back at work tomorrow night
Hopefully back to my gym routine tomorrow now sickness and pain in back has subsided
Eating carbs again beginning to feel the muscles filling after being flat during my illness


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 06, 2018, 02:57:43 PM
Back to the gym today for a short session
Warm up
Squats of
2 of 60 kgs
2 of 100 kgs
Then
1/1/2/-/- of 112.5 kgs target this phase is to get 5 x 2 reps as this is nearly my one rep max
Only attempted 3 sets Lower back twinged
Light decline barbell bench
Home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 07, 2018, 02:49:08 PM
Warm up treadmill 15 mins
Chest today
Warm up dumbells
Then
Heavy to failure reps of dumbell flat bench presses
Felt good got quite a few sets in
28 kg
26 kg
24 kg
Then onto heavy 1-2 reps to failure of machine chest press
Really pushed it
Pleased with my efforts today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 08, 2018, 12:07:31 PM
Wow felt a little sore and well pumped today in the chest and shoulders
After yesterdayís session cool
Today I canít get to the gym
But home freeweights and cardio
Trying carb cycling
Low carb day and 2200 calories


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 09, 2018, 10:16:46 AM
First of 2 sessions today plus home feeders
Shoulders/back
Warm up 10mins x trainer
Single arm rows
Warm up
Then reps to failure of 40 kg dumbells
Then to failure reps of lat row machine
100 reps of floor seated cable rows full stack
Smith machine
Standing upright rows
To failure
X no plates
X15 kg
X 17 kg
Bend over rows for 5x10
Single arm rear flies
5x7 of 15 kg dumbells
2nd session
LEGS
Took preworkout out
15 mins treadmill warm up
Squats
Empty bar
60kg x2
100 kg x1
110kg x1
Then my heaviest pb sequence
Of 112.5 kg for
1/1/1/1/2 went well could have gone lower really
5x10 90kg barbell standing calf raises
100 light machine leg curls
A few reps of leg extensions full stack 156.5 kg
Good sessions



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 10, 2018, 01:39:40 PM
Wow what a difference
Changing my approach to training this past few months has been a bit of an eye opener
Rather than reppy stuff and an eye on running fitness to
Heavy single or low rep stuff has seen my strength rocket
PBS and now Iím low carbing Iíve lost nearly a stone of flab in 10 weeks more pumped and now some clear definition coming will be in good shape for my swim the Chanel challange
Wow
12st 7.5lb
Today
Treadmill 15 mins warm up
Heavy singles on the chest press machine
Warm up
1x100k
1x105.5k. New pb
Fail 107k
Fail 105k
Fail 100k
3x85k
3x85k
Warm up squats
Trap bar 75k/squat 50k supersets
10 and 10 reps
10 and 10
10 and 10
10 and 10
10 and 10
Brutal but good
Then to finish
50 reps of 75 k trap bar shoulder shrugs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 11, 2018, 03:31:13 PM
Lots of dim achy today from glutes
to shoulders aafter two days of heavy training
Just light feeder reps today
Chest day yesterday saw me up 3 lb in weight this morning
Back to carb cycling today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 12, 2018, 12:45:43 AM
Now my Domís have subsided I feel pretty good
And  nicely pumped
Had a rest day and went to the cinema to see the meg a good film
Will start my running and boxing again tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 12, 2018, 01:39:35 PM
Home workout today
Cardio
Static bike
Punch bag
5x5 heavy barbell bi curls
Dumbell bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 13, 2018, 02:57:06 PM
Tired but feeling ok
Low carbing seems to be agreeing with me
Noticing a lot less bloat and my weight dropping nicely
Squats
Warm up
2x 60 k
1 x 60 k
1 x 100 k
1 x 110 k
Then a new best sequence of
112.5 k
2/2/2/2/2
5 x 90 k
5 x 90 k
10 x 60 k
Leg extension machine
5x65k
5x105k
5x152.5k maxed
5 x 152.5 maxed
20 x 30 k
50x25k
Treadmill
15 mins
Including 5x 1 min hiit
10 mins x trainer



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 14, 2018, 02:02:01 PM
Shoulder and chest day
Warm up
Heavy to failure sets of flat dumbell bench press
Arm was a little lacking in strength today
Shoulder dumbell work
Reverse flies
Front and side raises
Heavy dumbell shrugs
Machine chest press
Reps to failure
12st 6.5lb
Came back from gym very tired and hungry
Calories for today went up to 2700  200 cal above maintance
But still below 75 g of carbs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on August 15, 2018, 09:05:36 AM
75g carbs? That's low especially with all your running. What does the rest of your diet look like - what is high, protein or fats?


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 15, 2018, 02:02:28 PM
Hi thanks for the reply
My diet is all over the place really
Iím making my calories up to 2200
With meat fish etc and nuts and eggs
And carbs from veggies and maybe a Bagal or something like a breakfast bar
Iím not looking to go into keto but just to loose my belly thatís the only place I seem to store fat with low carbs for awhile
Today just light home work
a sleep is hard to come by
Thank eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 16, 2018, 02:00:51 PM
The gym was busy today and I could not get on the weights
So just cardio and home
Home freeweights
Weight 12st 5lb


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 17, 2018, 02:36:55 PM
A better day in the gym
Got a bit of sleep
Eat a few carbs yesterday
And took my preworkout
Hit the gym for
SQUATS
Empty bar
1x60k
1x100k
1x110k
New pb sequence
115k x1
117.5x 1 new one rep max pb
115kx1
115kx1
115kx1
110kx1
100kx1
90kx2
60kx5
DEADLiFTS
60kx15
100kx5
110kx2
130kx1
137.4kx1
SUMO
90k 5x2reps
Lat cable pulldowns
49 k full stack 5x5
49k full stack cable rows 5x5
To finish light dumbell chest presses
10 k x 25 reps
8k x 25 reps
6k x 25 reps
4K x 25 reps
A good session
Went swimming to try to calculate how many hours / sessions it will take me to complete
The aspire channel swim challange in a couple of weeks time
I did 70 lengths of the local 15 metre pool in 45 mins
I have 12 weeks to complete 2308 lengths





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 18, 2018, 03:52:04 PM
Light home bis today otherwise resting up following the football
Good session yesterday I feel it in my quads and lower back
So as Iím back to my night shift later il be on my feet all night so resting is the best option I think


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 19, 2018, 01:35:19 PM
Home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 19, 2018, 03:47:07 PM
Diet is going ok again
Low carbing is dropping my weight nice and slow now as Iím eating just below my
Maintenance calories
Definition is coming back my abs are now just appearing again
Iím still very tired
Lifting as heavy as I can has upped my squat max well
Hopefully things might just go a little easier for me for awhile
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 20, 2018, 02:38:10 PM
Just a home workout
As life is getting in the way of a gym visit today
Very tired and busy at work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 21, 2018, 11:41:48 AM
Hit the gym early from work today
A heavy as I could go upper body
5 mins x trainer warm up
Smith machine bench press
67 k for reps and sets then drop settled back down to failure
Smiths machine stiff legged deads
Floor seated cable full stack rows 100 reps
As heavy as I could chest press machine
Then flat dumbell chest presses 5x5 24 kgs
Then a few reps of 40k single arm rows



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 22, 2018, 09:30:51 AM
Today Iím down to 12 st 5.5 lb from 13st 6lb
So Iíve lost about a stone in 12 weeks of cutting
Before my journey I was down to 10 stone after my op in 2011
I think bulking up to 13.5 stone has done me good
I will drop to 12 st and see what I look like
And then decide wether to go up or just maintain
My running weight was around 11 st 11lb but I feel fitter to be running slightly bigger
Today will be squats
Warm up jogged to the gym 2 miles
60 kg x 3 reps
90 kg x 2 reps
100 kg x 1 rep
110 kg x 1 rep
New pb sequence
2/2/1/2/2/2 of 117.5 kg
Then a new pb max of
120kg for 2 reps WOW
Then I went for 122.5 kg
WOW WOW WOW
Got 2 reps
Then just a few heavy flat dumbell chest press
Jogged home


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 23, 2018, 01:47:50 PM
A 5 k run over the downs this morning
As it is a rest day and high carb
/cal day 
Going out for a fish and chip lunch
And just going feeders later
Legs a little sore after yesterday great leg session
So they need a rest now ready for tomorrow
 12 st 5.5 lb today
Tomorrow it will be up but hopefully my muscle will feel full and not flat like they do now

Need luck to go my way today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 24, 2018, 09:13:21 AM
After eating plenty of carbs my weight before bed yesterday went to 12 st 10lb
From a morning weight of 12st 5.5lb
This morning it had dropped to 12 st 7 lb so itís back to a low carb day today
Ran/walked 3 miles this morning as I was tired
Back on the gym later
First thing was squats
Felt ok once I got to the gym
the carbs seem to have done there job in
Giving me some energy
Warm up
3x60 k
1x100k
2 x110k
2x115k
2x117k
1x120k
1x122.5
1x122.5
1x122.5
1x122.5
1x122.5
A new pb sequence

Arms
Cable bi curls
23k x 5
28k x 5
31 x 3
28 x 4
28 x 5
33 x 3
31 x 5
31 x 3
21 x 10
Triceps
Single arms
Then bar double handed push downs
Dumbell bi curls
10 k right through to 30 k x 5 reps of each


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 25, 2018, 08:07:09 AM
Still 12st 7lb this morning but Iím still feeling a little arm pump from yesterday
Today will be home  freeweights and cardio on my static bike and cross trainer
Going to go low in carbs today as it wonít be to  energetic today
2 k on my x trainer
15 mins static bike
100 reps of light 20 k squats
100 reps of light 20k barbell bi curls
Light floor dumbell floor presses
Light dumbell bi curls
Was going to be low carbs today but I got sent a slice of birthday cake
Ooops


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 26, 2018, 12:23:42 PM
Todayís cardio was removing and filling in my old pond
ready for the new decking
After working all night  and no sleep for 24 hours it was a slog
15 mins cross trainer
15 mins static bike
Some stretches as my shoulder is again sore


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 27, 2018, 02:16:39 PM
Cardio today
And some home freeweights as the gym is closed today
And light cardio as Iím back to work tonight
And going to do a double gym session tomorrow
Iím back down to 12st 5.5lb today
And going to do arms this afternoon
Stretching and a few reps of
Heavy barbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 28, 2018, 01:59:27 PM
Feeling a little tired today worked overnight
Grandson stayed for the day running around and playing wore me out lol
Squats
Warm up
60k x 3
100k x 1x 1
110k x 1x 2
112.5k x 1x1
117.5k x 1 x1 x1
90k x 3
60k x 3
Leg extension machine
Warm up
55k x 5
75k x 5
105k x5
147.5k x3x3x3x3
115k x 10x10x10 x 10
75k x 12
55k x 10
25k x 50
Chest press machine
55k x3
85k x 1
105 x 1
107.5k x1 new pb
110k failed





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 29, 2018, 01:48:39 PM
Legs feeling it a bit today after yesterdayís session


So chest only today ... weíll sort of
Decline barbell bench
Warm up
40k x 30
50k x 30
55k x 20
50k x 20
Cable flies
Rising weight to failure
Wow chest feeling pumping
Decline dumbell bench press
10k x 50
Incline dumbell bench press
14k x 50

A lighter day weight wise but pushed the reps up a bit more than recent heavy workouts
Home freeweights and cardio


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 29, 2018, 09:58:26 PM
Feeling a little down so compensated by eating to much
Whoa how easy to step off a diet when things are not going well
But in the main Iím still doing ok
Lost a stone and pushing new pbs
Back to the diet tomorrow
Extra calories might be good right now as I seem to be lots on low calories
Working full night shifts very active
Running , gym , diet , intermittent fasting and carb cycling
Iím am a little disappointed that after 5 years of training that Iíve not put on a lot of muscle but hey Iím 56 should I expect any more?



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: Nic on August 30, 2018, 11:17:26 AM
You need calories to put on muscle!


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 30, 2018, 03:25:49 PM
Hi  thanks Nic my last bulk I put on nearly 2 stone
And now cutting back  but apart from strength gains im no bigger in muscle size as I take measurements
But I shouldínt really expect much as Iím 56 years old
Iím pleased in my strength gain so something is working
Bulking on  me seems to put on belly fat only
My arms legs and shoulder all stay very lean I use A skin fold calliper the readings stay the same apart from belly fat
Itís appreciated
Today a few squats
Treadmill 15 mins warm up
60k x 3
100k x 1
110k x 1
112.5k x 1
117.5k x 5
60k x 10
Lat pull down machine
25k x 10
55k x 5
75k x 1
95 x 1
100k x 2
102.5k x 1
105k x 2
107.5 x  1
110k x 2
112.5k x 1 npb
Drop sets 20x 75 45 25 25 25
Lat push downs
70 reps from 45k to 75k
Reverse use of chest press machine
Chest pulls
10 x 35k
10 x 45k
10 x 55k
10 x 75k
10 x 85k
10 mins cross trainer to finish




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on August 31, 2018, 11:26:14 AM
Carbing up/ refeed
Started early with a 2 mile walk including a steep hill
30 min cardio / punch bag / static bike / x trainer
Back to a
10 minute walk to the betting shop and back
Light dumbell bench presses
Light squats
Light lat pull downs
Light leg extensions
Cardio machines
Easy day after a good heavy week
Feeling a little tired



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 01, 2018, 12:26:45 PM
Feeling full today if somewhat groggy after a restless few hours sleep
Home cardio
And home freeweights whilst listening to the brighton game on the radio this afternoon


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 02, 2018, 03:07:23 PM
Home freeweights today arms,shoulders and chest
Feeling pumped after my carb upon Friday still


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 03, 2018, 03:03:34 PM
After a nap today when getting in from work I weighed in at
12st 4.5lb down from 13st 6lb in June
Todayís gym session was a pull upper body
Full stack cable seated rows
Heavy dumbell shrugs
Cross body hammer curls 30k dumbells
Dumbell heavy rows
Dumbell flies
And machine lat pull downs


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 04, 2018, 01:50:03 PM
Does heavy for the individual squats above parallel activate the legs
And is it ok to train with a box with heavy squats
I train alone and my gym has no squat cage just a wobbly stand
So I donít feel I can go to low in case I have to dump the bar
So our a bench / box set just above parallel
Lighter weight I rep to full depth so there is a good stretch?

Today was leg day with one thing in mind to move the heaviest weight on a squat I have ever done
Warm up
40k x 5 reps
60k x 5
100 x 2
110 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 3  Box squats now
127.5 x 5 WOW a new pb squat total
127.5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 3 oh my not going to level but just above Iím amazed how much I moved
I bottled 130 k this time as my legs were getting tired
60k x 3 to finish
CHEST PRESS
Just to use time up
25 k x 25 reps
65k x 2
100k fail
100k x 1
102.5k  x 1
105k x fail
65k x 5 to finish
Wow my legs and back were feeling it now
Eggy

 


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 05, 2018, 01:13:28 PM
After yesterdayís leg day
Today is the first time I have felt proper Domís in my legs again. Wow !
Arm a little dizzy so as I have visitors today it will be just a few home freeweight reps
Iím now down to 12st 2 2/3 lb
I think  il have a  Few days of eating and carbing up
As I need to get some training runs in and I start my channel swim challange on Monday
So it will be a busy few weeks of extra activity so i will need eat a bit more to off set to much weight loss


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 06, 2018, 06:28:45 PM
Iím going to attempt to try a heavy bar bench press Iíve not done heavy bar bench since my shoulder injury
Warm up
Decline
30k x 5 reps
40k x 5
60k x 2
67.5 k x 2x2x2x2x1x1
Repped our at 40k
Dumbell flies
Machine overhead presses
Warm up
15k x 2
20k x 2
25k x 2
30k x 1 x 1
40k x 1
42.5k x 1
45k x 1
50k x fail
Reps of 47.5k
Cardio running machine and x trainer



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 07, 2018, 09:16:22 AM
Have some achy shoulders after yesterdayís efforts but in the main my injured shoulder held up well
Iím having a refeed day as itís my sisters
60th birthday and we are going out to celebrate so no calorie counting today
Iím down to 12st 2 1/2 lb
Squats
Warm up 60k x 2
90k x 1
100k x 1
110k x 1
120k x 1
A bench set at a low raise to squat onto
Just above parallel
130k x 3 new pb
132.5k x 5 raised bench
132.5k  x 3 new pb
137.5k x off bar
110 k and 90 k to finish
100
Reps of light leg extensions
Rope pull downs / bi curls
Cable flies
50 reps shoulders and chest
Cable ab crunches
Bar crunches


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 08, 2018, 01:58:31 PM
Home freeweights
As my shoulder seems to be healing now after 7 months of pain
Iíve been incorporating  behind the back band stretches which has worked a treat in giving me pain free mobility back
I get some residual twinges and clicking if I raise my arm above my head
So Iím now applying band stretches and re indroducing overhead light presses again
Weight has popped upto 12st 5lb after yesterdayís celebration dinner
Back to low carbing again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 09, 2018, 12:32:56 PM
Only low level cardio today walking along Brighton seafront to attend the ace cafe reunion
As I start my sponsored aspire channel swim challange in the morning
22 miles which equal approx 2308 lengths of my local pool
12 weeks to achieve this
As Iím also running for training also as I have a 10 mile race in 3 weeks
A hectic few weeks coming up
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 10, 2018, 01:20:23 PM
Started my sponsored channel swim this morning
100 lengths of my local pool to start with another 2208 to go
Gym heavy box squats
Incline bench
Reverse flies
Feeder by curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 11, 2018, 01:04:52 PM
Tired and not feeling it today
Having a rest day and refeed
12st 2.5lb
Just light feeders
Eat to much
Feeling bloated now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 12, 2018, 02:40:08 PM
After my refeed yesterday Iím surprised as to no weight gain this morning
Still 12st 2.5lb
Today was a bit of a short mixed body part session
As I really wanted to hit a new pb on the overhead press machine
As Iím trying to gain some strength back on my shoulders now my injury is vastly improved
 Full depth moderate weight squats
Reverse dumbell flies
Single arm cable reverse flies
Cable ab crunches
Then onto the overhead pres machine
Warm up
35k x 1
50k x 1
Then I attempted a new pb of 55kg
With a bit over exertion I got it up for 1 rep
New pb achieved
Iím still progressing





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 13, 2018, 06:34:26 PM
Today was an hour treadmill running
A few heavy lat pull down machine reps
Then
Up the dumbell rack
For reverse bent over flies
2 to 22 kg all 5 reps
Then 24 kg to 30 kgs were 3 reps
A short weight  session but  heavy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 14, 2018, 08:53:34 AM
Completed another 100 lengths of my channel swim challange
Down to 12st 1.5 lbs today
Only to loose another 1.5 lb to hit my target
And then another bulk
2 hours cardio putting up a shed
Iíve been on the go for 6 hours now
Next the gym
A weird session at the gym I really felt non committal
So only done light leg extensions and leg curls
Followed by up the dumbell rack for bi curls
And did the same for reverse flies
5 reps up to 22 kg then 3 reps of each


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 15, 2018, 01:57:20 PM
Out for an hour fun this morning 6 miles covered
Iíve done an extra 4 hours cardio this week
Just home freeweights today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 16, 2018, 12:15:28 PM
1/2 an hour uphill cycle plus
And freeweights
Has seen my weight go up 4 lb since Friday ??????
One day of carbs but not excess calories has sen my weight rise significantly
In 48 hours why ?
So back to low carbs again
As Iím beginning to find Iím better all round on this diet plan
Iíve been loosing weight good to get me on my racing weight
Seem to have more energy than previously
And my strength is going up Iím sure



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 17, 2018, 09:59:26 AM
Weight stil up yet Iíve kept my calories below maintenance
Up 4 lb since Friday ?
Swam another 100 lengths this morning towards my channel swim challange
Iím very tired today
Have been looking after my grandson this weekend
Iím back to work tonight also
So taking an extra few hours rest


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 18, 2018, 03:56:02 PM
no training yesterday
But today I hit just
Heavy full and partial rep squats
And a few sets of heavy dumbell bench presses
With assistant work


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 19, 2018, 02:11:41 PM

Today was a home full body workout
Legs
 squats
Stiff legged deads
X trainer
Static bike
Arms
Curls
 Upright Rows
Overhead presses and flies


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 20, 2018, 02:09:31 PM
A two gym and session day today plus home freeweights and an hours walking cardio
Morning I trained
Legs and chest
Warm up cardio running machine
Leg press machine
Worked up to 205.5 kg for 5x5
Then 125.5kg seated calf raises as many as I could achieve
2 sets of 5 squats
60kg and 100 kg I donít like the rack in this gym
Chest
Smiths machine bar presses
For reps
Chest press machine for heavy reps
Then dumbell chest presses heavy for 2 sets of 5
Afternoon
An hours walking
Overhead machine presses
Max weight for me going to full extent then paused half reps
Seated cable lat pull downs for reps and also pull and hold at tension
Up the rack dumbell rear flies
One arm dumbell rows 30 kgs
And 100 heavy dumbell shrugs
Great workout
Eggy


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 21, 2018, 01:20:03 PM
After yesterdayís double session I was feeling it today
So I did 10 mins home x trainer
Half hour walk
And
In the gym I did a light full body workout using plates and the 20 k barbell
Squats
Bent over rows
Stiff deads
Sumo deads
Overhead presses
Bi curls
Decline bench
Flat bench narrow grip
 10 min treadmill warm down
Home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 22, 2018, 05:22:38 PM
Put on 4lb overnight eating carbs
Home cardio and light freeweights
Got a stiff neck and arm feels a little weird
Made keto bread today
Turned out brill
Only 1 gram of carbs per slice
120 Cals per slice


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 23, 2018, 03:42:03 PM
Just light home stuff
Even though I had a cheat day Friday Iím up 4lb but Iím defiantly getting learner and more defined now
Some abs showing left hand side but not on the right this happens every time I cut
I get my abs on the left to show but my right hand side is reluctant
This time Iím going to cut even further than before to see what happens
Any advice Iím on cycling carbs low low low med low low high
Low is below 60 gm and med is upto 110 gms high is whatever I get through


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 25, 2018, 12:45:01 AM
A busy day today so it was cardio only
 I did another 110 lengths of the swimming pool this morning
For my channel swim challange and a hours walking into town


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 25, 2018, 02:30:59 PM
Not a good day no sleep
So only home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 26, 2018, 02:35:15 PM
Back to the gym
Walked there and back for my cardio
10 mins warm up treadmill
Machine chest press
Heavy as I could go for singles then repped out backing down the stack

Decline barbell bench
Dumbell flat bench press
Then seated dumbell flies
Cable heavy standing rows
Barbell bi curls



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 27, 2018, 01:36:29 PM
A 2 gym session today
I started in the first gym at 7.15 am for legs straight after my night shift
I warmed up 10 mins tredmill
Then onto the leg press
Warm up then worked my way up to the max stetting of 205.5 kg
For sets of  10 then once I hit my sets I supersetted down
The I did calf raises for sets of 50 x145 kg and 125 kg
Then a few freeweights squats before doing 120 kg smiths machine squats
Leg extension of 100 reps and 100 reps seated leg curls machine
A few smith machine chest presses to finish
Then this afternoon
It was arms and upper body
Warm up a few squats to start with
Then cable flies
Cross armed
Out front
and then shoulder flies all to near failure
Dumbell light rear flies
rower and treadmill to finish
Home freeweight feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 28, 2018, 09:06:53 AM
After a high cal day and  very low carbs I weighed myself after a toilet visit and was surprised to see the scales reading 11st 12.5lb
On and off the scales a few times to make sure it was reading ok
Yep wow Iím below my target of 12 st  but Iím not as lean in the abs as I want
So will continue to cut but will go slower now with a few more cals thrown in on training days



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 28, 2018, 03:24:14 PM
Today I completed another 100 lengths of the local pool
Towards my goal for aspire channel swim
In the gym it was a simple deadlift day
Used max weights the gym had 137.5 kg
For singles
And repped back down
Then sets of 5 of 100kg sumo style
Home freeweights as feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 29, 2018, 09:54:30 AM
Out for a 6.5 mile run this morning
After my chest day yesterday Iím back up to 12st 3 lb
 Light Home freeweights today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on September 30, 2018, 09:54:48 PM
Rested up today I have a 10 mile race next Sunday so it will be an easier week this week in the gym
Light home feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 01, 2018, 01:41:36 PM
As Iím racing over 10 miles on Sunday I thought I would get my leg workouts done early this week
Squats
Warm up
60 kg x3 full depth
90 kg x2 full depth
100 kg x2 level
110 kg x1 level
120 kg x 1 level
130 kg x raised box
137.5 kg x 3 x3 x 3 x3 x 3 raised box new pb
Leg extensions machine x 100 light
Leg curl machine x100 light



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 02, 2018, 12:30:28 PM
Today my legs have got a tad of Domís after yesterday heavy leg workout
Todayís workout wil be st home
Cardio and home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 03, 2018, 02:01:43 PM
Very tired today Iím not feeling it at all today
At the gym a few squats
Flat dumbell chest presses
10 mins treadmill
100 reps of in weighted machines
Overhead press
Chest press
And lat pull down machine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 04, 2018, 01:19:55 PM
A quick hit at the gym today
Saving myself for my race on Sunday
Warm up treadmill
Heavy 3ís of raised box squats 137.5kg
Barbell chest press 5x5 24 kg
Heavy as I could go chest press machine
Light home freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 05, 2018, 01:05:51 PM
Swam another 120 lengths of the local pool towards my channel goal
Light freeweights and cardio today as Iím racing over 10 miles on Sunday
Iíve down to 11 st 13 lb today after eating at maintenance all
week on 30 gram of carbs or less
Ordered a keystone monitor to help me get to get to my goal of seeing my complete abs
Something Iíve not really done only partially
So today is a refeed higher carb day


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 06, 2018, 02:54:07 PM
A few extra carbs today and just a few mobility moves and il be ready to go tomorrow
Racing over 10 miles
A restless night due to matters on my mind
Going to try a sleep aid


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 07, 2018, 12:33:44 PM
Ran the brighton 10 miler today in pleasant conditions I did it in 1 hour 30 mins
Some home feeders
Back to the gym and low carbs tomorrow


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 08, 2018, 08:08:25 AM
Feeling achy after yesterdayís run but still got around to the swimming pool for another 50 lengths towards my channel challange


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 09, 2018, 06:52:26 PM
Light home weights today
Due to work commitments


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 10, 2018, 04:23:22 PM
Busy overnight at work
Tried to sleep but got only 2 hours
Upon waking was agitated and pounding chest
So rested up completely today to much stress at the moment
Weight has stabilised at 11 st 13 lb
Feel smaller but have some cuts appearing again  now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 11, 2018, 01:40:33 PM
Bad day in the gym
Having not been for best part of a week due to other commitments
I was looking foward to pumping again

Wow what a let down
Treadmill
15 mins walking warm up
chest press machine
Felt week and deflated low carbing has left week less than pumped after
Only maneged reps of have my normal  weight
Same on leg extensions
So I just moved around the
Machine doing light weights to just get something going
Left the gym very tired
And no pump
Swam 70 lengths
Time to eat and rest up


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 12, 2018, 12:44:26 PM
Slept ok for once overnight
But today Iím feeling week and anxious
Hit the gym but again for the second day in a row
I had no strength
I think i need to take a step back again and go into a lighter phase once more
Before I injure myself again
Iím down to 11st 11.4oz
Maybe a week of carbs and maintenance will be in order to
As Iíve been low carbing for 20 weeks now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 13, 2018, 11:18:07 AM
After refeeding yesterday Iím back to 12st 1lb
Today I will eat carbs but stay within maintenance to hopefully feel better and regain some energy
Will just do home light cardio and feeder freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 14, 2018, 02:56:36 PM
After a weekend of eating and some carbs I feel better
After not feeling brill last week
My judicial had got a bit of puff back onto it
I still need to shed some fat to get my abs to pop
but Iím getting there
Home workout today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 15, 2018, 01:15:38 PM
Not feeling it today
15 mins treadmill
Sets to failure on chest press machine
A few reps of leg extensions
Then finished with dumbell chest press
Home Bi curls and feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 16, 2018, 09:15:40 PM
Went for heavy low rep squats today
A better workout
Some cable ab crunches to
Very little sleep only 1 hour today
3 hour kip on almost 4 days now not helping my cause
to build muscle


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 17, 2018, 08:58:46 PM
Sleep whatís that lol
Only maneged 2 hours again


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 18, 2018, 01:24:57 PM
Despite having very little  sleep this week and anxiety probs again
Also my legs were sore still from squaring the other day
But I still maneged today to hit 137.5 kg partial squats
And back up to the 28 k dumbells for 4 quick reps
Not the lone gear session but one I pushed against tiredness to go a win I think


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 19, 2018, 03:34:01 PM
Short of time today
I maneged 8 hours sleep last night for a change
So hit he gym for a quick chest session
Flat dumbell chest presses heavy as I could go to failure
Decline and flat barbell bench for 10 sets of 3,s
Moderate weight chest press machine reps to failure
Home cross trainer and light feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 21, 2018, 12:59:57 AM
Just a few home reps today
Arm and chest a little sore
I think Iím going to give myself more rest between sessions this week


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 22, 2018, 12:49:21 AM
A family function
Broke my keto diet , sleep pattern and training
Not good now I feel out of it and hungry
But will struggle on with a fast until i get home in 7 hours time


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 22, 2018, 02:45:12 PM
Still not brill now Iíve got home
But I still went to the gym for squats
Warm up
Then onto heavy single reps
Then a new pb sequence
137.5kg for
Sets of 5/6/5/5/5
Then heavy trebles on the leg extension machine
Home feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 23, 2018, 01:36:38 PM
Chest and shoulder day
My right shoulder feels a little clicks still
But I wanted to push past the annoyenance
Flat dumbell chest press
Warm up
The sets to failure up to 28 kg
Then back down sets to failure
Decline barbell bench moderate weight for me
Heavy dumbell rows supersetted with dumbell shrugs
Chest press machine reps to failure
Home feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 25, 2018, 12:53:42 AM
Today I was knackered
So a home freeweight upper body
Bicepts and shoulders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 25, 2018, 04:10:31 PM
Still feeling tired with lack of sleep and busy at work
I warmed up with 10 mins treadmill as the rack was busy
Onto squats heavy partial sumos
Then arms
Forced curls to failure
Then home feeders


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 26, 2018, 02:41:23 PM
Back and rear shoulder day
Started with heavy for me deadlifts
Sumo and standard ones
Then onto cable rows full stack
Cable pull downs
Then cable flies to failure
Finished with lat pull down machine to failure
Home freeweights and a little cardio
And a session of swimming


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 29, 2018, 04:38:09 PM
Saturday
Home free weights whilst listing to Brighton playing wolves at the Amex
Sunday
Freeweights and bandwork at home
Today has my hair cut and a few home chores ment I did not go tithe gym
But an hours swimming at 7 am has puts my mileage up to 10 miles in my channel challange
Home cardio and freeweights


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 30, 2018, 10:12:03 PM
No training today I thought a compliant rest day was in order
I needed some sleep and feel achy all over
Start of a cold I think
So i never touched a weight today
Upon getting up
Iím feeling tired and anxious
And very twitchy Iím awaiting news


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on October 31, 2018, 02:38:45 PM
Stayed at home again still not feeling it this week
So I got my light dumbell out and did a hundred reps  of each
Bi curls
Wrist curls
Tri extensions
Chest presses
Chest flies
Across shoulder flies
Low chest presses
Shoulder presses
Lat raises
Front raises
Hand up front raises
Rear flies
Ab crunches
Leg raises calf raises
A good work out
Eating some fresh cod and bass fillets
Nice


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 01, 2018, 02:15:10 PM
Went to the gym today the first time this week a little busy
So was limited to what I could do
First a few reps of
Squats to warm up
Before box squating 137.5 kgs for a few reps
Then onto chest presses
Warm up then dumbells of 28k 24k and 22k
Onto the chest press machine
Heavy as I could go for reps to failure




Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 02, 2018, 08:08:24 PM
Just legs today
Squats full depth for reps before moving onto
Heavy box squats for sets of 5,s
Then squats for 10 reps supersetted with
Trap bar deads
Then leg extension machine with slow
Negatives


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 05, 2018, 01:51:22 AM
Yesterday I had a keto refeed eating loads of calories as I was feeling  leg and glute doms
So wanted to help the rebuilding/heeling process
And today I had a carb up as I was feeling flat and exhausted with no sleep



I need to push on as I have a race in 2 weeks time


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 06, 2018, 05:06:02 PM
After a change in shifts due to the local bonfire celebrations
I was at work early
So only did a very quick few reps
As Iím totally worn out and due to get  my flu jab today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 10, 2018, 03:01:48 PM
Iíve not trained much this week
Due to comittments and have a race today
Iíve eaten a lot more carbs this week on a refeed week
And feel a lot more fuller and stronger as a result
Ran a good race in finishing in 44th place in 52 mins over 10 k and 160 runners
Back to the usual routine next week again as Iím racing again next sunday





Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 11, 2018, 03:52:00 PM
Recovery day after my run yesterday as Iím running again next week Iím not going to push the legs to much this week
So i will concentrate on upper body
Today a home freeweights workout



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 13, 2018, 02:01:19 AM
Very tired today legs very achy
Just a few home reps


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 14, 2018, 02:26:29 PM
Yesterday a few gym squats and flat dumbell bench presses
Today
Warm up squats
Then upperbody
Up the dumbell rack for rear flies
Dumbell overhead presses
Rope pull downs
Light decline barbell presses
2 sets of lat machine


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 16, 2018, 05:42:44 PM
Hit and miss training this week due to having to replace my van
So training was not on yesterday
Today due to having a race on Sunday
Was light
Warm up with light full depth squats
Overhead empty barbell presses
Seated dumbell shoulder presses
Some lighting cable flies and dumbell flies
5x5 100k deadlifts


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 17, 2018, 03:54:41 PM
I am maintaining  12 stone quite easily at the moment
On low carbs high fat
Strength seem to be there still
And definition coming along slowly but steady
A refeed fat day as Iím running tomorrow
A new for me as Iím not carb loading for a race as I usually do
So will see how it goes
Light freeweights and 15 mins cross trainer


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 18, 2018, 01:49:28 PM
My second 10 k race in a week
Felt good and felt light
By not carb loading this time I was not bloated or any excess water
Resting up before light freeweights today


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 19, 2018, 12:45:49 PM

I need to finish my channel challange swim
Which Iím behind at the moment
Iím going to have a diet break as Iíve been dieting for over 20 weeks now


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 20, 2018, 12:38:36 PM
Here where Iím at at the moment
11 st 12 lb
I maneged a trip to the gym
Full and sumo squats to 127kg to start
Then onto decline bench I maneged to do the heaviest weight since my shoulder/arm injury
60 kgs for sets of 3 reps
Then flat bench dumbell presses and flies
Heavy dumbell shoulder shrugs
Chest press machine for heavy doubles
Treadmill for 7 mins warmdown


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 21, 2018, 03:06:37 PM
Hit the gym early today
I did squats
Warm up then full depth squats up to 90
Went onto box squats going upto 130kg for sets of 5s repeats
Then I did laying dumbell flies as warm up to dumbell flat bench presses
Onto the leg press machine for heavy negatives
Finishing with single reps of heavy machine chest press



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 22, 2018, 03:41:22 PM
Today Iím so tired but maneged to go to the gym
I did my customers squats , sumo box style I find when I do them like this I only get Domís in my quads and not flutes
Then incline bench for reps
Dumbell
Flies and heavy single arm rows
Cable
High pull down rows full stack
Straight on rows full stack
Dumbell bi curls
And to finish seated leg curls for reps


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 23, 2018, 03:50:28 PM
Today I started with 110 lengths of the swimming pool
Iím getting closer to my target now in my aspire channel challange swim
Hit the gym this afternoon for dead lifts
Warm up
5x5 110 k
Then repped out
Barbell rows for reps
Then shoulder dumbell presses
Leg extensions


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 25, 2018, 01:46:06 PM
Iím having a home workout weekend
Bicepts yesterday
Today will heís bit of a mixture of exercises


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 28, 2018, 09:10:33 AM
Cardio walking and swimming
Feeder bicept dumbell curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 28, 2018, 05:24:29 PM
No gym this week is really having me
Look at myself and thinking am I loosing gains aaargh
Probley not but I feel flat
Even thou Iím eating carbs and junk food
Iím up 4 lb in weight already
Aaargh
Keto and low carbs I think that this week has shown is the right diet for me at present


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 29, 2018, 09:00:13 AM
Swimming and walking is my cardio today
And home freeweights
Diets is all up in the air
But will get it back next week
As I will be more able to stick to a eating plan


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on November 30, 2018, 03:12:35 PM
My only gym session of the week
Did a warm up then squats and leg extensions finishing legs with leg curls
Overhead machine and chest presses
Dumbell seated shoulder presses
A quick session and a tiring one with lighter weights
Completed my aspire channel swim challange of 22 miles



Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 01, 2018, 12:17:45 PM
I got another week or sotogo before I can return to the gym daily again
So itís another hit and miss week coming up
Iím up 4lb as the diets been snacks and shop sarnies not good I know but it was a case of eating on the go this past few days
Home workout today whilst listing to the footie


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 02, 2018, 03:17:16 PM
Today I got to the gym again
Hoorah
Warm up 1.5 miles walk
So as it was empty I got onto the rack for squats
Heavy for me 127.5 kg box squats sumo style
Then repped out back down to 60 kg
Next was chest and shoulders
Dumbell flat bench pressses heavy as I could go for reps
Then I moved the set position gradually upwards  pressing dumbells
As I went
Then upright seated shoulder presses
Cable seated full stack rows
To finish shoulders I did standing light flies
Then up the dumbell rack for bi curls


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 03, 2018, 05:18:06 PM
Today will only be home freeweights due to other comittments
But tomorrow I have a day off so right back to it then


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 04, 2018, 03:52:38 PM
I got to the gym today
So I maneged to get some weights thrown around
Started on warm up full depth 60 kg squats
And then onto sets of 10 sumo 120 kg squats and a few sets of
130kgs to
Onto decline bench for 50 per cent of max 100 reps
And to finish 5x5 barbell rows
Home 2 km cross trainer
Feeder dumbells


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 05, 2018, 05:32:19 PM
A day I just could not get to the gym
So it will be a rest day
And I will treat myself to a decent meal
Will be the first for a while


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 07, 2018, 04:03:09 PM
Iím back to the gym now
Very tired today an on and off nights sleep
So I did decline bench repping for most of the session with 50 per cent of my 1 rep max
Just to get some blood flow going and a pump
Trying just to get a good stretch in dormant muscle this week
So flat dumbell presses
And a few sets of bent over rows
Home feeders

No legs today as I start my prep for the brighton marathon tomorrow
Back to the diet


Title: Re: newbie ...........eggys ..a new bigger better me...!!
Post by: egg-custard on December 08, 2018, 03:41:26 PM
Down 2lb in weight after no carbs for 2 days
Home freeweights very light just for mobility and stretch
And cross trainer as Iím back to work tonight