It's a beautiful day here in North Georgia. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. It's too bad I have to sit at the desk all day. Anyway, I had a great workout yesterday, it was one of the best yet. I felt completely drained when I left the gym, but also felt like I had really accomplished something.
M1: (7:00) 1.5 cups Golden Grahams, 1 Cup 0 fat milk
M2: (10:00) 35g Whey, 1 cup Strawberries
M3: (1:00) 12oz Tuna, 2 tbs fat free mayo, 2 tbs relish
M4: (5:00) 35g Whey, 1 cup fat free milk, 1 pack oatmeal
M5: (7:00) 1 chicken breast, 1 cups broccoli, 1/2 cup Wild Rice
Totals: Cal:1826, Pro:243, Fat:21, Carb 160
Played Softball for an Hour
DB Lunges 40X10X4
Lying Leg Curls 80X12X1, 80X6X1, 60X6X1
Leg Extension 90X12X2
Calf Raises 225X12X3
BB Preacher Curls 65X12X3
BB Preacher Curls (outside grip) 60X12X2
Incline Hammer Curls 25X12, 30X12x 30X14, 20X5
Sleep: 7.5 hours
That's it for today.
isn't it just gorgeous today? thank god that cold snap is over.
looks liek you had a good workout. let me ask you...when do you decide to increase your weight?
I increase weight when I feel like I'm not working hard enough during a set. I'm still kind of feeling my way around some of the different excercises, because I don't yet know how much weight/reps I can do. So I just pick a starting point, and go from there. I have a workout partner now, and he has been lifting for a couple of years. Right now I start doing whatever he is doing, then adjust to accomodate my strength. Does that answer your question?
sounds excellent. and yes..it answers it very well. thanks. :)
Oh, and it is an absolutely gorgeous day. I just walked out to my truck to get my lunch, (because I forgot it earlier) and did not want to come back inside. I so wish I was at the softball fields or riding my motorcycle, or something, just not couped up in this office without windows.
Anyone know how to calculate Body Fat % without the calipers? I have seen lots of different online calculators, but they all say something different. Does anyone have a formula that is fairly accurate? I've never had my body fat measured, and I like an estimate of what it is now to help me keep track of my progress.
yes....a bike and some mountain roads would be perfect this morning.
That would be nice, too bad I can't afford to live that dream life. Maybe one day I'll be able to just enjoy being alive and not have to worry about how I'm going to pay the phonebill. Yeah right!
It's a nice dream, but my chances of getting struck by lightning twice today are better than winning the lottery. Anyway, if I did win the lotto I've already got it spent.
*lol* i understand. I'm aiming ofr the big game myself.
Did you read the question about the body fat calculator?
ermm....no. lemme go look.
ahh...i thought you meant thread..not question in your journal...*lol*
i'm not really sure that any of the calculators are all that good. I use a set of calipers, and even that just marks a trend. which is good, imo.
So, basically I could use any of the online deals, as long as that's the only one I use. I guess it will show me a trend.
true. and a trend is all you can really count on. i mean calipers, if done correctly will give you a true estimate to work with, but the only real way you'd know is hydrostatic weighing.
Is that where they submerge you in water? I think they do that at the University health center. Once I've gotten down to a respectable level I might get that done.
no way...UGA's health center? i would love to do that.
and yeah..it's when they put you in a tank.
Yeah, a friend of mine did it. I wonder how expensive it is?
if you find out...let me know...i'm actually coming out that way, in late may, i think. My bro-in-law is going off to china to study kudzu, and my dad is coming to stay with my sis, and i'm gonna go up there over a weekend or soemthing too.
I'll be here. I'm going to check into it anyway. Maybe by then I'll be in a position to go and get it done. I weigh in tomorrow, and I'm really excited. I'm supposed to weight 236, but I think I'll be a little lighter than that. I weighed 236.5 on Monday. I wasn't supposed to weigh on monday, but my buddy weighed and I just hopped on the scale while I was there.
cool. good luck. don't eat anything salty tonight. *lol*
I just sent an e-mail to the University Health Center, hopefully I'll hear back from them soon. If not, I'll call or go visit them. I know they have a department that deals with nutrition. I'd assume they have someone to deal with this sort of thing too. I'll keep you posted.
Great News: Yesterday was my weigh-in day, and I weighed in at 232.5. When I weighed on Monday I weighed 236.9. I'm very happy. That is encouragement enough to get me back in the gym soon. I feel pretty good today all things considered. My sides are really sore from the side crunches with a 25lb weight I did on Wednesday. Another absolutely beautiful day here, and I'm stuck at a desk.
M1: (7:15) 1.5 cups Golden Grahams, 1 cup fat free milk, 8oz yogurt
M2: (10:30) 35g whey, 1 cup strawberries
M3: (1:00) Ham Sandwich
M4: (5:00) 35g whey, 1 cup Strawberries
M5: (?) Chili Con Carne, 1 cup Egg Noodles
Maybe Some Beer, don't know for sure yet. I'll update tomorrow.
Totals: Cal: Can't count that high!
Unfortunately I don't have time to workout today. I'm hoping to make up for it tomorrow. I'm playing softball for about 3 hours tomorrow as far as I know. We will see.