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Old 12-03-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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Anthony and Jodi's Journal

This is my second attempt at Tabata THIS. My first attempt was 2 weeks ago (November 19th). Here goes:

Squats: 24, 25, 24, 24, 24, 23, 22, 22 (188 total)
Chinups: 10, 9, 8, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4 (49 total)
Pushups: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 (80 total)
Situps: 15, 17, 16, 15, 15, 15, 13, 13 (119 total)
Rower: 4, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 4 (40 total)

Total Score: 53 (13 point PR!!)

Two weeks ago I scored 40 and I thought I was going to die. This week I was +4 on squats, +2 on chinups, +4 on pushups, +3 on situps, and no change on rower for a total of +13. Also, my overall volume was higher. +29 on squats, +1 on chinups, +11 on pushups, +30 on situps, and +1 on rower. Not too shabby. Possible to hit 60? Maybe if I improve my rowing!!

Oh, and my gf scored a 42 - also 13 more than 2 weeks ago.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:37 AM   #2
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Monday, December 05, 2005 - 5x5

Training
Bike 4 minutes @ 18kmh

Squats
45x10
45x10
135x5
225x5
295x5
295x5
295x5
295x5
295x5

Bench Press
45x10
45x10
135x5
185x5
225x5
265x5

TBar Rows
0x10
45x5
135x5
180x5
225x5
265x5

Overall
Decent workout, no issues on any of my sets. I'm pretty confident I'll be hitting 315x5x5 for squats and 275x5x5 for bench and rows by end of year. The big news of the day is that I was invited to an mma "club" at the university. They have ranked wrestlers, boxers, kickboxers, jiu jitsu guys, etc. I know a couple of them from the gym (which is how I was invited), so it should be a lot of fun. Actually, one of the guys asked me to do security work for him last year(?), but I never knew he was into mma back then.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:38 AM   #3
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Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - Judo

Training
Couple rounds of sparring

Warmup (heh)

Groundwork

Throwing

More sparring

Overall
This was a pretty decent class, but my water was low and I was fighting cramps most of the night.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:39 AM   #4
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Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 5x5

Training
Bike 4 minutes @ 18kmh

Squats
45x10
45x10
135x5
205x5 (70% of Monday)
205x5
205x5
205x5
205x5

Military Press
45x10
45x10
135x5
180x5
180x5
180x5
180x5
180x5

Deadlifts
135x5
225x1
315x1
385x5
385x5
385x5
385x5
385x5

Chinups
BW+62.5x5
BW+62.5x5
BW+62.5x5
BW+62.5x5
BW+62.5x5
BWx10

Overall
Not bad, but I was sore from Judo and it really hit me on deads. My hips and quads didn't want to move at all. Chinups felt really good. Hopefully I recover by tomorrow, if not I may take a rest day since I'll be doing 5x5 on Friday, swimming/squats/situps on Saturday, and squash on Sunday.
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Old 12-08-2005, 03:29 PM   #5
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Hi,
don't take this offensively and I don't know how others feel about it.
But many people have put journal material on Blog Spots rather then on the Discussion forum or they have placed WO in the comments section of the WOD.
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Old 12-08-2005, 03:48 PM   #6
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I wasn't really sure where to post it, but I spoke to Lynne and she decided to leave it here for now. We talked about a "journal section," but I'm not sure if it will be introduced or not.

Hopefully I haven't offended anyone. :-)
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:57 AM   #7
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No worries, just thought you might not know what others where doing.
Some sort of Workout Log section would be good.
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Old 12-09-2005, 05:16 PM   #8
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Friday, December 10, 2005 - 5x5

Training
Bike 5 minutes @ 16kmh

Squats
45x10
45x10
135x5
185x5
225x5
295x5

Bench Press
45x10
45x10
135x5
185x5
225x1
265x5
265x5
265x5
265x5
265x5

TBar Rows
0x10
45x5
135x5
265x5
265x5
265x5
265x5
265x5

Bar Muscleup
BWx0.5 (can't transition to the dip yet)
BWx0.5 (same deal)

Chinups SS Dips
BWx10 / BWx10
BWx10 / BWx10
BWx10 / BWx10
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:21 PM   #9
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Training
4 Lap Swim
60 Squats
60 Situps

4 Lap Swim
60 Squats
60 Situps

4 Lap Swim
60 Squats
60 Situps

Time 19:36 (improvement of 5:15!)

Overall
YES! Well, good news and bad news. The good news is that my lungs were non issue. I felt like I could push myself a lot harder. Bad news is that my left quad and hamstring were on the verge of cramping. It's kinda sad when you have to take a break from situps because your quad is cramping. LOL. I'm happy with this performance, though. It's definitely a HUGE improvement and I felt really good during the whole thing. My gf hit a 17:13, which is a 3:07 improvement. Her friend Ang came out to train with us and she hit a 18:30. She was a bit slow on squats and situps, but she's a really smooth swimmer and made up a lot of time in the pool.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:10 PM   #10
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Sunday, December 11, 2005 - Squash

Training
2 hours 10 minutes of Squash - no points, just constant rallies.

Overall
Not bad for my first time on a squash court. A couple of interesting things happened. First, my wind was complete non issue. I could have spent another 2-3 hours playing. However, normally any type of exercise that has repetitive ankle flexation (running, jump rope, pushing the jeep around the parking lot, etc, etc) causes cramping in my ankles, shin splints, and cramps on the outside part of my lower legs. This happened within the first 15-20 minutes of playing and my feet felt like cement blocks. I had trouble stopping and changing direction. But I kept playing and surprisingly everything loosened up. After 30-45 minutes I had absolutely no issues. Right now I have some minor discomfort on the outside part of my lower leg, but it doesn't affect my movement. I'm quite happy ... gives me hope that I can solve this.
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