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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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North's Log

So! I've always really just felt and relied on the notion that skill can overcome strength/athleticism. While I still cling to this to a point, my want to break into the fighting scene grows, and I feel that my current physical state is not at all acceptable. It also couldn't hurt to look a lil' more studly for the women-folk, am I right?

I -think- I'm still at that early point as discussed in SteSteez' guide in the Training & Nutrition section, where I can build muscle while dropping weight. I hope this to be true, sincerely.

Monday, March 29th, 2010
Ridiculously miniscule amount of bagwork. Also, d'ucked up my right hand in the process - which is pretty disheartening. Hopped on the elliptical for some cardio, I didn't keep my time, but the little on board computer claims I burned off 800 calories - I'm not sure I trust that little sum of a fish computer though. Stretched. Went all weaksauce on the diet this day.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Did Shoulder Press - 3 sets of 10 reps @ 65lbs, 1 set of 5 reps @ 85 lbs, 1 set of 4 reps @ 85 lbs. I didn't have a spotter, and was getting wobbly by that point. Did Good Mornings (right?) - 3 sets of 10 reps @ 65lbs, 2 sets of 10 reps @ 85lbs, 1 set of 10 reps @ 105lbs. Sit ups - 3 sets of 25 reps, unweighted. No bagwork. D'ucked up my hand worse trying to do a break like a dope. No cardio. Diet included small bowl of rice in early morning, another small bowl at mid morning, heaping pile of chicken for lunch, heaping pile of roast beef for dinner, lots of water, two helpings of whey protein with milk (2%, I think). No alcohol. A lil' soda. Note: In desperate need of greens.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Bench Press - 1 set of 10 reps @ 65lbs, 3 sets of 10 reps @ 85lbs, 1 set of 5 @ 105lbs, 1 set of 5 reps @ 125lbs. No spotter again, and overdid it on reps. I think I need to jack up the weight quicker, so's to not tucker out as quick. No sit ups. Right hand is still healing thanks to idiocy, so no bagwork. Jogged 1.5 mile for some vestige of cardio. Diet included: Lots of water, small bowl of rice at mid morning, heaping pile of chicken for lunch, some kind of steak-like business with peas and potato for dinner, two beers, lil' soda, two helpings of whey protein with milk (still 2%, I think). Note: Should've probably had a salad. Smoked two cigars.

I haven't done forms in forever. Seeing as how I've got to be up semi balls-early tomorrow, maybe I'll try to be up to go through a few with sunrise. And I'll give some bicep/tricep stuff a shot after that. We'll see where else the day takes me.

Anyway, guidance is appreciated. I'm fairly new to the lifting scene. Fairly new to the nutrition scene for that matter. I think I know what I'm doing on most counts though, but then again, thinking that you know what you're doing, and knowing what you're doing are two different entities entirely, eh?
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