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11-16-2010, 02:37 PM #1
Sunnyday's Training Journal
I've been hanging out on this site long enough I figured it was high time I make myself known and started a training journal.
About me: I'm a 42-year-old mom of 3, ages 10, 3, and 2. I'm a chemist by training but haven't worked since the birth of my second child. I've always loved the gym, but it's only in the last few years of marital bliss that funds have been available for a gym membership. I've always eaten pretty clean, but I never paid enough attention to my macros to realize the reason I wasn't making the gains I wanted in the gym: insufficient protein! I met a trainer at my gym who has helped me revamp my nutrition and I've been eating roughly 50% p, 20% c, 30% f pretty consistently over the last 6 months. I eat one or two cheat meals per week. I've been encouraged by two of the trainers in my gym to try competition, and I would LOVE to get my body competition-worthy (figure), but right now there are two things limiting me: time and MONEY. So for now, I'll call this my indefinite off-season and see what gains I can make. Any words of wisdom and/or encouragement are greatly appreciated!
Training Split. I mentioned I'm limited on time, so I try to spread things out over a 5- or 6-day training split.
Monday - back
Tuesday - chest & calves
Wednesday - legs
Thursday - shoulders
Friday - abs
Saturday - arms
11-16-2010, 02:38 PM #2
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Welcome, Sunny!You guys with the huge sponsor ads in your signatures make reading the forums annoying.
11-16-2010, 02:43 PM #3
Welcome.... following!Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.
11-16-2010, 02:44 PM #4
just curious where abouts in Maryland... the shore side of the Bay Bridge???Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.
11-16-2010, 02:44 PM #5
Yesterday was back day:
Close grip rows: 62.5 x 15, 75 x 15, 100 x 8 (drop set & worked back down the stack)
Close grip pulldowns: 60 x 15, 70 x 15, 80 x 12
Underhand rows: 62.5 x 15, 75 x 15, 100 x 11
Assisted chins (underhand): 50 x 15, 50 x 15, 40 x 12
Overhand rows: 62.5 x 15, 75 x 15, 100 x 12
Assisted chins (overhand, wide grip): 50 x 15, 40 x 12, 40 x 12
Hyperextensions: 10# plate x 15, 25# plate x 15, 25# plate x 15
Cardio: 30 min, moderate-low intensity
11-16-2010, 02:45 PM #6
Back and shoulders my favs to train!Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.
11-16-2010, 02:46 PM #7
Thanks for the welcome, ladies!
Musclegoddess65, I'm pretty far from the Bay Bridge. Closer to the Delaware border, about 30 min south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
11-16-2010, 02:50 PM #8
11-16-2010, 02:55 PM #9
Today was chest/calves
Incline press: 25 x 15, 37.5 x 15, 50 x 12, 62.5 x 4...dropset down the stack
Seated flyes: 37.5 x 15, 50 x 15, 62.5 x 12, 75 x 6...dropset down the stack
anybody get the feeling I LOVE DROPSETS!?
Seated press: 50 x 15, 60 x 15, 70 x 13, 80 x 11
Incline flyes: 10 x 15, 12 x 15, 15 x 12
Standing calves: pr.25s x 15, pr.35s x 15, pr. 45s x 15, pr.45s + pr.25s x 13 (not bad for little 5'2" 110-lb. me!)
Seated calves: pr.10s x 15, pr. 25s x 15, pr.35s x 12, pr.35s + pr.10 x 6, then stripped off the 10s & did the pr. of 35s x 6
Finished with 20 min of high-intensity intervals on the elliptical, sprinting about every 3rd minute
11-16-2010, 02:57 PM #10
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11-16-2010, 03:03 PM #12
Wow, I've been in MD about that long but for some really odd reason, I haven't made it out to OC yet. Maybe it's because my husband hates sand: too many years stationed in the Middle East, I guess. Now that my littlest is 2, I think I will need to take the kiddos and leave the hubby behind. Plus now I have no excuses that I need to hide my post-preggo body behind a lot of fabric!
11-16-2010, 03:38 PM #13
I can see his hatered of sand... but man the beach is so relaxing to me...
Well if GM and I can plan a trip there this summer... we'll keep ya posted....
11-16-2010, 05:15 PM #14
Yes, keep me posted!
11-17-2010, 01:01 AM #15