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Jeremiah's training log
« on: April 30, 2013, 02:30:34 PM »
Thought I might as well start a training log if I want to get serious about this.

This is my very first week of training. I plan to increase the number of reps I do for the bodybuilding stuff by ten each week on Mondays. Weekends are light training and technique enhancement. Wednesdays are rest days.

My Goals:
20 chin-ups without tiring
Perfect the turn vault
Hold a handstand for a full minute
Be able to top out over a wall from cat hang in three seconds
50 push-ups without tiring
20 L-sit dips without tiring or touching the floor


4/29/13

20 elevated push-ups
20 squats
20 sit-ups
2 Kipping chin-ups


4/30/13

20 elevated push-ups
20 squats
20 sit ups
Light stretches ten minutes
1/4 mile run
2 Kipping chin-ups
« Last Edit: May 02, 2013, 04:49:38 AM by Jeremiah Townsend »
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 05:52:53 PM »
Nice to see your commitment, Good training!  ;D
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 03:50:24 PM »
5/1/13
I know I said that Wednesday was rest day, but I decided I haven't trained enough.

Did another 1/4 mile run, then worked on precisions onto rails. I have an irrational fear of thin landing space. I worked on my wall climbs, rolls, and vaults. Had my first fail on a rail ever. Very humbling experience.

Quick question. I do two sets of ten for each of the exercises, one in the morning and one at night. Would it be better to do the sets together or apart? Keep in mind I will be doing twenty reps a set in two weeks.


5/2/13

20 elevated push ups
20 crunches
20 squats
2x3 kipping pull ups
No run
« Last Edit: May 02, 2013, 02:23:44 PM by Jeremiah Townsend »
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 06:22:01 PM »
Okay, missed an update so here is yesterday and today.


5/3/13

1x15 elevated push-ups
1x10 elevated crunches
1x10 squats


5/4/13

First day of technique training

Worked on kongs; destroyed fear factor, can now do four foot tables at waist height
Worked on rolls; think I was having a bad day and messed up mostly all of them
Worked on Turn vaults; need more room to turn
Worked on rolling on concrete; went from grass to soft wood to hard wood to concrete; hurt a little
Worked on wall climb; not really but I found a place where I did two or three
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 12:21:42 PM »
I have a question, your commitment is great, but are you trying to put on size? Or are you just trying to get in better shape?

If you want to put on size, I suggest researching strength training. Increasing your reps by 10 each week is a good goal, but it's an endurance goal. If you want to put on size, you're going to have to do more sets at a lower rep range stopping 1-2 reps short of failure.

Say you're doing 2 sets of 15 elevated pushups, if that is easy for you to do than it is likely not doing much for any gains. Try switching to 4 sets of 6 pushups (Or any other exercise you can only do 3-8 of). TO be putting on mass, you'll need to be doing exercises that you can only do 3-8 reps of. You'll also need to be doing more sets.

Good luck on your training!

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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 04:49:01 PM »
Based on my name sake's goals he is going for endurance and general fitness.

To answer your answer about splitting up the sets:  Do them together, meaning, during the same workout.

You'll also gain endurance faster if you train to or near your max, however you also won't be able to train those muscles day after day in a row.

What your doing is good and balanced though, so whatever you find works best for you.

There are many awesome links in the fitness forums that you should check out.  They'll school you on a lot of things you may be wondering about. 

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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 04:39:19 AM »
5/5/13
1/4 mile run followed by precision training; Can now land jumps to rails without fear of hurting myself.

For Tony, I am trying to become toned with lean muscle. I have heard some about how to do it and am doing my best to work towards this goal. I enjoy being a skinny guy who can run a mile in 6:45, but I want to be even  better.
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 06:40:09 PM »
5/6/13

27 elevated push ups total
1/4 mile run
Precision practice

That's it, had a bad day.
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 05:36:38 PM »
5/7/13

2x15 elevated push ups
2x15 elevated sit ups
3x3 kipping pull ups
no squats
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 04:08:42 AM »
5/9/13

30 elevated push ups
15 elevated sit ups

starting next week this will be my morning and night routine and I will have other workouts mid-day
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 07:56:26 AM »
5/10/13
30 elevated push ups
30 elevated sit ups
3 kipping pull ups

5/11/13
I decided to go out late at night and walk barefoot along the road about a half mile. after I lost all feeling in my feet I broke into a run and went back home. My feet began to heat and pins and needles occurred, but I ran the whole way back. So I worked on endurance and killing the pain receptors in my feet.

5/12/13
worked on vaults rolls and kongs
changed my technique on the roll based on the roll of david
learned that benches are hard to vault and kong
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 03:43:28 PM »
5/13/13
2x10 morning elevated push-ups
2x10 morning elevated sit-ups
2x10 night elevated push-ups
2x10 night elevated sit-ups

5/14/13
Took rest day early
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 04:46:14 AM »
Exercise recreation

I am going to recreate my exercise plan. Instead of two stupid half-ass workouts, I will be doing one workout in the middle of each afternoon. I will still be upping my sit-ups, push ups, and squats by ten every week. Wednesdays will still be rest days. Weekends are still technique enhancement. I am adding chin-ups to the mandatory list. Upping chin ups by two every week.

My workout will become scheduled and consistent.

It will go in the order:
10 push-ups
10 sit-ups
10 squats
2 chin-ups

This cycle will continue until my quota for reps is completed each week.

This starts Monday.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2013, 04:37:34 AM by Jeremiah Townsend »
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 04:56:27 PM »
I'm glad to see you're still going. Good luck on your working out and training.


Also, I've been wondering, is your name a reference to Devin Townsend? Or is it actually your last name? Haha.

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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 04:09:35 AM »
5/20/13
4 circuits, 15 minutes

My real name is Jeremiah Townsend

5/21/13
4 circuits, 10 minutes
I almost quit after the third, but I knew I would beat myself up on Wednesday, so I just did it.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 05:26:55 PM by Jeremiah Townsend »
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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2013, 05:34:01 PM »
5/23/13
4 circuits
Many rolls
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 04:04:01 PM »
I


Hate



Squats

5/24/13 - 5/27/13
2 circuits total
Rolled many times, maybe 60
Worked on handstands, succeeded at two seconds
Can now do a dead hang chin up
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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 04:38:29 PM »
Congratulations on getting a chin up! You'll be able to bang out reps of them in no time.

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Re: Jeremiah's training log
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 05:05:24 PM »
Changing my regimen and goals a bit

I could not pop out all five circuits today so I am moving my sheduale around and changing my goals to more realistic ones

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Exercise: Circuits; 10 push ups, 10 sit ups, 30 second plank raise, 2 chin ups (kipping, dead hang, whatever I can manage)

Circuit number will increase by one each week

Exercise will be performed each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Weekends are deliberate technique enhancement

New Goals:
20 chin-ups without tiring
Perfect the turn vault completed 5/26/13
Hold a handstand for a 30 seconds
Be able to top out over a wall from cat hang in three seconds
50 push-ups without tiring
20 L-sit dips without tiring or touching the floor
Consecutively land frontflips, backflips, and no hand cartwheels
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2013, 04:31:29 PM »
This is now Jeremiah's progress report and training log.

5/29/13
Performed my first three cement rolls ever
Performed my first four correctly technique'd kongs
Performed five circuits
Changed my exercise based on what  others have told me about lean muscle building

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New new exercise: Circuits; 20 push ups, 15 sit ups, 30 second plank raise, 3 chin ups (kipping, dead hang, whatever I can manage)
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