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Prancer's Training Log
« on: December 12, 2008, 01:39:26 PM »
I'm just getting started here, so things may be a bit Vague.

Short Term Goals:(End of December 2008)
Get in Shape
Learn to do the Warm Up Exercises
Start Eating Right

Med Term Goal:(End of May 2009)
Be able to preform the warm up and WOD on a regular basis.
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 01:57:10 PM »
Hey man!  Glad to see you're setting up a training log.

In terms of your goals, it's usually easier to stay motivated about them when you make them as specific as possible.  What do you mean by "in shape"?  Do you mean gaining a certain amount of lean mass?  Do you mean increasing cardio endurance?  For eating right, I'd recommend reading a few of the articles in the general fitness section, and trying to piece together a diet based on those suggestions.  It's better to phase into a diet gradually than making every change all at once, but having a list that you define as your "goal" will make it easier to make the transition.

Also, head over to the Missouri forums in the "Local Discussion" thread to introduce yourself.  We plan statewide jams and make announcements there, and I know they'd love to meet you!

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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 03:10:17 PM »
More quantitative goals can be placed here after I understand a bit more of what I am doing. (And after I get back into the habit of exercise.)
Getting in shape is the mental challenge of doing a small warm up everyday.
Learning the Warm-ups is just studying.
Eating Right is a mix of studying, having money for real food and cooking.

It's taken almost 3 days, but I am no longer sore. (And the Flu is gone too.)
Tomorrow starts training in earnest.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 05:41:07 PM »
Goals

Goal One
3 rounds of:
25 Squats
15 Pull-ups
15 Push-ups
5 Samson Stretches (Each side)
2 Broad Jump Burpees (5 count)

Goal Two
Achieve and hold a handstand for 10 seconds.

Goal Three
Two servings of Fruit a day.
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 03:57:39 PM »
Day One:
Film over the long weekend killed me. No workout on Tuesday.  :'(

Day Two:
3 rounds of
15 Squats
10 Pushups (On round with feet higher than head)
5 Samson Strechs (each side)
3 Burpees
30 seconds of QPD Movement
I got a hand stand for about a second (And that was sweet.)
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 06:42:29 AM »
Day Three:
3 rounds of
15 Squats
10 Push-ups (One round inclined)
5 Samson Stretches (Each side)
3 Burpees

30 Seconds of QPD Movement
a dozen or so rolls, of which 2-3 were really good.
another attempt at a hand stand, I got there but not for less than a second.
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 12:56:36 PM »
Prancer,

I'm a huge advocate of doing squats, push-ups and burpees, but, if you think of it, when you're doing burpees, you're kind of doing power squats and push-ups... why?

On the bottom, you're doing a push-up, and you do it hard enough to get you into the squat stance and jump up... the jumping up, in a sense, is doing a squat powerful enough to lift you off the ground.

Try structuring something like this.

Day one:

Max rounds in 10 minutes of:
- 10 push-ups
- 15 squats

Day two:
Max burpees in 10 minutes, or 100 burpees for time (as fast as possible)

Day three:
Rest (or run, or do pull-ups)

This way you're getting a more challenging workout.

Scale the workouts above to fit your fitness level. If 10 minutes is too much, try 5... then you're goal can be make it to 20

Good luck!
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 06:23:52 AM »
Day Four-Day Six: Filmed over 50 hours in these three days, no other workout.

Day Seven-Day Ten: Sick   :(

Day Eleven-Day Thirteen: Filmed & Still sick.

Day Fourteen:
A relaxed workout just to get back in the habit.
3 rounds of:
15 Squats
10 Pushups
5 Samson Stretches (Each side)
3 Burpees

David,
Thanks for the advice, it is something to think about for sure.
A question though.
Day four would be a copy of Day one?
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 06:07:48 AM »
Day Fifteen:

3 rounds of
15 Squats
10 Push ups
5 Samson stretches (Each side)
3 Burpees
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 09:48:47 PM »
Day Sixteen:

3 Rounds of:
15 Squats
10 Push-ups
5 Samson Stretches (each side)
3 Burpees
30 seconds of QPD movement

Also:
An hour of
Rolls
Landings
Handstanding-though never for very long.
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 06:05:35 AM »
Day Seventeen:

3 rounds of
15 Squats
10 Push-ups
5 Samson Stretches (Each side)
3 Burpees

Tomorrow, more of something.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
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Re: Prancer's Training Log
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2009, 10:11:24 AM »
Hey, prancer, I replied to your message

One thin I'm noticing is you're doing Samson Stretches as part of your workout. IMHO, do your workout first, then stretch. You'll find you'll need to stretch less if you do so when your muscles are warm, and your workouts will be more effective.

I also gave you some advice on how to switch your workout around a bit and make things more fun and challenging.

Good luck!
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