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Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: December 11, 2010, 06:25:52 PM »
Well I haven't updated this through intentional lack of training, but because I somehow injured my left achilles tendon (on the 11th of Nevember if I remember rightly), though I have no clue how it happened.  It's been over a month and it's still not 100% but definitely on the way to a full recovery, so hopefully I'll be resuming proper exercise soon.  In the meantime I've been doing some general mess-around exercise but that's about it.

Diet / Re: Eating for my friend.
« on: December 03, 2010, 09:29:06 AM »
He doesn't eat meat but he eats chicken?  Am I missing something?

Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: November 11, 2010, 04:29:11 PM »

Squat (kgs/lbs)
65/143 x 5
65/143 x 5
65/143 x 5

Just about!

Overhead press (lbs)
60 x 5
60 x 5
60 x 5

Way way way easier than last time, felt like I could have done more. 

Messed around with some hang clean technique + did some pullups.

Also did some light trampolining, but I'm not onto tumbling yet.

Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: November 09, 2010, 02:59:18 PM »

Squat (kgs/lbs)
62.5/137.5 x 5
62.5/137.5 x 5
62.5/137.5 x 5

Bench press
50/110 x 5
50/110 x 5

Felt easy so...
55/121 x 5

50 x 5

This was very easy but I have horrible DL form so I'm more working on getting the technique right...

Fun session, looking forward to Thursday.

Training Journals / Re: Tyler's Training Log
« on: November 08, 2010, 11:51:18 PM »
You need to sort your diet out...

Diet / Re: Canned Vegetables
« on: November 08, 2010, 02:26:30 PM »
Frozen veg?  Or is that not a good option either?

Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: November 08, 2010, 02:24:01 PM »

Open gym - wasn't really feeling it today, left biceps tendons felt sore after some pullup stuff and left hamstring seemed to be giving me some grief as well.  Didn't do a great deal but I'm looking forward to lifting tomorrow.

Diet / Re: All that is wrong with the current US dietary guidelines
« on: November 07, 2010, 10:52:24 AM »
While searching around I also came across this article:

I don't know how good the source is but I imagine this information is legit.  I hate that this is what the UK and the USA could be heading for, it just makes absolutely no sense.  What I hate the most is how saturated fat is compared to trans fats and how fats are always grouped with sugars when they're completely different from each other.  The cholesterol bullshit is a nuisance as well (yeah coz eggz r liek bad rite?) and the talk of fat removal from milk being compulsory is simply ludicrous.

Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: November 07, 2010, 10:11:23 AM »

Had a heavy one on Friday night, didn't get to the gym.  Must get priorities in order.  :'(

7/11 (remember I'm English!)

Trained in town with some experienced practitioners.  Kind of learnt a lazy vault, cat leap and basic underbar.  It was good fun but I'm a total noob. :)

Training Journals / Re: Blake R's Training Log
« on: November 06, 2010, 10:16:11 AM »
My brother who is a physical trainer typed out a day diet for me and I wanted to know what you guys think.


2,355 - 2,555 calorie diet

I think you added that up wrong.   :P

Training Journals / Re: Ze Log of Chree-stion.
« on: November 05, 2010, 08:33:52 AM »
Your lifts are suddenly going up so quickly.  :o  Keep at it, good work.

Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: November 04, 2010, 05:39:03 PM »

Squat (kgs/lbs)
60/122 x 5
60/122 x 5
60/122 x 5

Can move up to 62.5 on saturday.

OHP (lbs)
60 x 5
60 x 5
60 x 4

My shoulders are so weak, fail.


Burnt out so quickly on these, should have rested more.  I might add weight next time to try to be more consistent with each set (i.e. 555). 

Tried to power clean with a small barbell but it's a technique that will take a while to learn.  I may simply do barbell rows...

Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: November 02, 2010, 01:18:39 PM »

Lifting in the morning, though my lifting partner (lucky of me to find an experience traceur who was looking for a gym) was a little late so we didn't have time for deadlifting.

First session so I only had a vague of what I would be lifting.  Not going to bother writing warmup sets.


60/132 x 4
60/132 x 4
60/132 x 4

Bench press
40/88 x 5
40/88 x 5
50/110 x 5

Both were ok, I'll hit 555 with the squats next time and bench will be fine at 110lbs.

I also made an awesome dinner - Beef steak with homemade tomato sauce - three tomatoes, two small onions, garlic, one green pepper, peas and spinach tossed in at the end.

Rest tomorrow.

Nice to have you on board.  Best of luck with all your goals and so on, make sure you read/research/ask around and so on.  :)

Training Journals / Re: TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: November 01, 2010, 03:09:41 PM »

Nice to start this properly at the beginning of a month.  Went for an open gym session, tried to learn a palm spin, did some assisted one arm chins and got shown the basic front flip progressions - I can sort of (big sort of) do a front flip onto a mat with a run.  I'll try and improve it next time. 

Diet was fine. 

Training Journals / Re: Chris Stevenson's training log!
« on: November 01, 2010, 09:04:27 AM »
You could always do SS to reduce it to 3x per week but I guess it depends on your goals.  What are your lifts?

Training Journals / TimothyJS - So it begins...
« on: October 31, 2010, 04:40:28 PM »
I tried making a log before and failed, but I'm glad I did it as I learnt from the mistake of not having done any research into goal setting.  I've recently moved to university in Leicester, England, and there is a smallish but growing parkour population here.  Thanks to a friend with a car, I have access to an open gym on Mondays and actual parkour lessons on Fridays.  I joined a nearby gym (the uni gym is dire) and will be starting Starting Strength this week.  So here it goes...

140lbs (four weeks ago, no idea if it's the same or not)

Immediate goals:
Two plate squat (100kg/220lbs, not sure what standard plates are in the USA but I will post lbs as well)
Bodyweight bench press 3x5
Two plate deadlift
Achieve one muscle up with proper form

Obviously these are massively subject to change as I may reassess after a few weeks depending on progress etc.

The week is looking like this so far:
Monday - open gym 8-9:30
Tuesday - SS
Wednesday - off
Thursday - SS + some light trampolining in the evening
Friday - off
Saturday - SS
Sunday - off

Let's see how this goes.

Diet / Re: Water Consumption
« on: October 25, 2010, 09:12:52 AM »
Those are some big stats you're using but they aren't that relevant.  Let me know when you succumb to fluorosis.

Diet / Re: Is the Paleo Diet really backed by research?
« on: October 23, 2010, 02:08:28 AM »
I didn't really like the article.  It keeps hinting at criticism of those who think the paleo diet is a 'solution' but some of the statistics used are taken a bit out of context.  For example, speaking of life expectancy; when living a life of a hunter gatherer it is truly a case of survival and it wasn't as simple as living behind a brick wall.

I think this is the worst paragraph:

Research suggests the defining turning point from Paleolithic to Neolithic is – behavior. It shows extreme leaps and progress in the ability to plan, think, and assess situations on greater levels. The humans of the Paleolithic period are thought to be led by an extreme amount of fear, impulse and superstition. Much like a dog reacts to a severe thunderstorm or Brendon Frasier in Encino Man at MTV. What I find to be so fascinating by the Paleo phenomenon, is the desire to emulate such a savage and underdeveloped mindset. The glorification is beyond me. Especially since it is made mostly out of preconceived notion, rather than literal understanding of those times.

Regardless of what our diet was during the paleolithic era we would have had those same characteristics as at the time that was as far as we had evolved.  But was it the paleolithic diet which helped us evolve and progress to become smarter and more intelligent beings? 

What I hate the most are all the people bumming the writer in the comments section; to me it's just another flakey article worded to convince.

Edit:  Also farming your own grains and storing/soaking them is a bit different to buying mass produced/treated grains off the shelf.  I've read an article about this somewhere but I can't remember where.  Again out of context.

Diet / Re: Diet on Resting Days
« on: October 15, 2010, 12:32:32 PM »
What I'm saying is technically correct.  :P

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of Steven and Chris and have learnt a heck of a lot from both of them.  :)

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