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2004/03/05 18:25:34 (permalink)
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Back to the gym

Some of you may remember me - I'm the AWOL female and recipe moderator. Over the past few months I've been studying hard and the gym has really taken the back seat. Now it's time to get serious and lose the lard.

One of the trainers at my gym wants to train me (for free) and he believes he can seriously train my body shape - slim down my legs and build up my upper body all while getting shredded. At this stage I don't have a competition in mind, but I could be ready by July/August.

So some background: currently I'm 66kgs, around 18-20%bf and 5'6.5. I'm fairly muscular and do a split routinue one body part a day and walk 10kms a day.

But tomorrow this might all change when the trainer steps in! I'm just going to forget everything I know about training and diet and let him takeover and see what the end result is. I'll post some pictures after they're taken and hopefully post my progress here regularly! Please feel free to make any comments or suggestions.
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    Nikki
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/07 09:08:37 (permalink)
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    Well yesterday was a bit disappointing because someone had locked up the bodystat machine so I didn't get my fat fat tested. I know they are not accurate but it is good for relative changes.

    Trained legs and back. Trainer wants me to do more body weighted exercises for my legs as they are already muscular. So I did swiss ball hamstring curls, leg press and SLDeadlifts. I'm really hurting this morning!!

    Today I'm going to have a nice long run around the river and study....
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/07 10:00:05 (permalink)
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    look forward to reading this : )


    what do you study?
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/07 10:05:01 (permalink)
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    looking forward to this ,got any good recipes to share with us all,lol
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/07 16:22:07 (permalink)
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    how do u do the ball curls...

    how long does it take u to do the 10miles...and do u do them 7/7 days or take a day off?
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/08 00:13:27 (permalink)
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    ooo i remember those...those r hard...totally forgot about them, im going to add them, they were pretty good....thanks for that
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/08 18:48:32 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the description of ball curls dg - my legs are screaming still after those on Sat!!

    tus biscuit - I'm studying a qualification called the CFA - chartered financial analyst. It's a really difficult qualification for those people who work in investment banking but worth it in the end.

    tyrob - I'll add any recipes I make as I'm always inventing them in the kitchen based on what I feel like.

    youngitalianbabe - I walk 5kms in the morning in 35mins and then again in the evenings. It's actually my walk to work and back and I really march. I've tried running a few times, but it's hard with a bagpack on. I did cycle but got rather scared in central London - the cabbies try to kill you! So I find it easier to walk.

    Having a day off tonight. I am still sore from the w/out on Sat and feeling a bit low after a shocking job interview this afternoon. Diet has been pretty good. I weighed myself this morning and I'm 65.2kgs which is a touch lower than I thought. My abs are showing so I'm happy with that. My trainer wants me down at 60kgs.

    I've been looking at comps. I can't do one before my exam on 5 June, but I could get ready for one by October. The FAME tour is going to be in Italy (www.fitnessamerica.com) late October, so that could be a good one to aim for. But I'll wait to see how the training goes...
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/09 10:38:51 (permalink)
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    welcome back nikki!!!!!!!

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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/09 11:07:01 (permalink)
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    Welcome back lady! Should make a good read this !
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/09 11:37:34 (permalink)
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    whats your routine look like?
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/14 09:35:52 (permalink)
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    dg - I have competed in a fitness comp a couple of years ago and won a trip to Mauritius - it was just a comp through my gym. And I had a couple of photo shoots that I was dieting for last year. The website might come along one day, when my friend has a chance and I have something worthwhile putting on it!

    Robert - my daily and weights routine looks like this:

    06:30 breakfast - normally 1/2 cup oats, scoop protein powder, sprinkle of rasins and mixed seeds. Also take multi vitamin, fish oils and evening primrose oil, vit.c, calcium magnesiate.
    07:15 walk 5kms in 35mins
    09:00 meal 2 - skinny latte with yoghurt and protein shake
    12:00 meal 3 - normally chicken breast and salad in our lovely work canteen
    15:00 meal 4 - same as meal two or a protein bar (and sometimes a chocolate bar as a treat!)
    17:00 walk 5kms in 35mins
    18:30 meal 5 - sliced apple dipped in 1tbs peanut butter
    19:30 workout - split routinue focussing on one bodypart per night plus either abs or calves followed by 20mins high or low intensity cadio. Usually HIIT 3x a week.
    21:00 meal 6 - one of the tasty recipes from my books!! Also take amino acids right after w/out with glutamine and creatine.
    23:00 sleep...

    On Sat mornings I have personal training (if I'm not snowboarding) always focussing on legs and abs plus one other body part. My PT has me shaking like a beginner and ready to throw up!! I'm thinking about upping that to twice a week.

    After saying I wasn't going to workout other night, I went to the gym to vent my frustrations. I did such a heavy and intense chest workout that my chest is STILL sore today on Sunday!! I also went on the treadmill and set it at 15km/h and just ran. People were really staring at me thinking I was insane! But I had some good music and some frustration to release. It really did the trick! I only ran at that speed for 11mins though...

    Yesterday had my PT. We did abs first - hanging raises, abs on a wobble board (killers!!) and crunches. Then legs - unweighted or lightly weighted exercises like step ups, glute thrusts and glute press. Despite my legs being really strong (I can squat 100kgs) my glutes are really weak. So we're focussing on building their strength. We followed this with shoulders. I've got a real strength imbalance between left and right, so working to correct that. As a result my weights have all come down! It's quite humbling to halve your weights, but I'm hurting this morning, so must have worked. Followed all that by 20 mins on the bike and finally some stretching.

    Now munching on my oats before heading to the gym again!
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    RE: Back to the gym 2004/03/14 16:17:07 (permalink)
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    awesome, 100kg squat,kow many reps
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