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2003/07/04 23:51:53 (permalink)

MT girls...

Hey girls

I don't think this section is getting enough action at the moment!
I'd like to know how everyone's training is going at the moment??

Anyone proud of themselves for any reason? Disappointed? Learnt anything new? Reached a goal? had any setbacks?

Come on, lets hear what you're up to.

Liz

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    levi
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 05:38:25 (permalink)
    hello liz
    my training is mixed at the moment, i'm quite p$ssed off with myself. my goal is from 144lbs 16%bf to 14%bf. i am currently 140lbs 15%. my running times are too slow, although training in the gym is steady, i'm nearly ready to increase weights again and am up to 4x10 press-ups. i'm not sure if i can see any improvement i'm going to take some photos to see. i think i'm suffering from the heat.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 07:28:20 (permalink)
    Me, I'm training as usual..... Lift 4 times a week, runs 3-5 times, give 5 evening classes and do more cardio in the gym (while laughing with the clients!)
    My diet isn't baad but could be a lot more structured..... My weakness is that I like too much to snack (but since I'm not really snacking on fatty or sugary food, well then I don't seem to put on any weight).
    I just started another cycle of creatine (with my daily amino acids!) two weeks ago and I can definitely feel it helps my body recover a lot faster.
    I've just managed to finally be able to do wide hand pull ups!!!! I can do three!!! AND I'm quite happy about that! [:I]

    Otherwise; coooooooooool it's summer, we got lots of tourists here, lots of parties and go outs and I'm just trying to enjoy all I can!!
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 09:14:57 (permalink)
    glad its not just me that cant do wide hand pull ups, i can do one, but 3 sets if you can have 3 sets of one.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 12:27:05 (permalink)
    I'm struggling with them too! But at the moment I'm working on getting 3 sets of 10 normal-width pull ups (I've been stuck on 10, 8, 6 for ages) so now I'm doing smaller sets with a 2.5 kg weight down my top :)

    It seems like us girls have to do far more work than the boys ( or else we're just crazier?!) But looking at my schedule, tank girls, and what you have just written (philia) - we put in HOURS !!! I guess we have to do that much more cardio...it's good for me to see that you do the same amount..I feel better!
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 16:49:08 (permalink)
    I've been exhausted and been resting for the last two weeks.

    I'm back to UK on Weds to pick my little girl up for the summer holidays so it looks like my two week break will extend to a 3!

    Been a little down and my diet went to pot for a week or so but back on track and I am cycling everywhere so its not that bad.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 19:04:39 (permalink)
    I have had such a struggle. I just cant get myself to the gym everyday, and my diet 100%. I have a lot of things going on with myself at the moment, and I think it just makes things that much harder. I would much rather crawl behind a rock. But I guess we all go through this sometimes, right. I have set myself a date, about a week from now and that is it. I have to just push myself and get into that gym. I love being there when I am there and I enjoy lifting and doing my cardio routine. It's just getting there ..... I know you guys give great support, so thank you ahead of time. And I enjoy reading your stories, gives good motivation.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 19:37:18 (permalink)
    I dont mean to start a row or nothing but - and please correct me if Im wrong - most of you MT gals seem to train a hell of a lot.

    Could overtraining be an issue?

    I only ask cos Im sure it was liz who had something training wise everyday.

    I appreciate you are fitness instructors etc so the training is the job but like you said you do way more than [some of]us blokes.

    Have any of you tried 30-45 minutes cardio first thing in the morning before breakfast - apparently it is well better than at another time.

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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/05 20:54:47 (permalink)
    i dont think i over train my full details are in the journal section somewhere, which i will update with new pics soon.

    i do an hour of cardio (normally 8 mile run)at 6am most mornings and then weights for 45mins every other night.

    i've been doing the running bit for 12 years so i think my body is used to it by now.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/06 12:06:12 (permalink)
    i do an hours cardio cycling first thing.

    Maybe it's just popular magazine talk but it does seem that females have to train for longer/more to get the same results, also we tend to have more stubborn fat! However personally i come from a gymnastics background where the standard is to train 6 or 7 days a week, and if you miss a day, you take a week to gain it back. So I'm used to training a lot. I actually have 3 days with no resistance work, but i still do cardio, simply because thats how I get to work. Some would even say I need to add another weights session.....
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/06 13:21:39 (permalink)
    Gurry I lift 3 days a week and do cardio on the others, but not all of them.

    I've had a bit of $hite going on right now and until last week it had been amazingly hot over here (I am in Germany)so I think a combination of all of that and not eating properly was to blame.

    Like I said, by the time I get back to the gym I would have had roughly 3 weeks off which will do me the world of good.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/06 14:23:12 (permalink)
    No worries - not critiquing or nothing. Much respect to you gals for doing all that - I do more than an hour a day and I feel Ive overtrained - and thats only 3/4 times a week.

    Its true women do have an uphill struggle - estrogen is a fat storage hormone and as women are estrogen it will be harder to shift fat [my sis has struggled for years with 'big legs' but a small upper body.

    Keep motivated keep up the hard work and you will get to your goals [then you set new ones] thats the nature of the beast with training.

    Oh and steele girl - keep of the sourkraut [sorry for the spelling] slap on them laidahosen and get in the gym! LOL Good luck on your return - a few weeks break every now and them does me the world of good, hope its the same for you!
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/06 14:59:57 (permalink)
    Thanks Gurry - yep a few weeks break usually finds me lifting more - btw lederhosen is for the guys lol
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/06 18:13:21 (permalink)
    training is going pretty well considering, I can finally bench more than my body weight (and I'm not esp' lean so thats not all working weight)
    Wide grip pull ups, can do 8-10, or 5 reps with a 5kg weight
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/06 19:06:23 (permalink)
    yeah we hate you medusa! (JOKE)
    shorty - keep your chin up!!!!! Get back in the gym girl!
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/06 20:06:27 (permalink)
    Good going Dusa!

    Been a while since we heard from you.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/07 11:17:12 (permalink)
    I'm hoping to get as strong as you Steely
    (having a bit of a landlord/tennant crisis atm[V])
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/07 13:31:03 (permalink)
    Oh my god, wide hand pull-ups!! I've managed 4 before with my trainier holding my legs and pushing, between you and me I think he got more benefit from them!!

    Still training my usual 4 times a week but going to post exactly what I've been doing to get your ideas. Don't know how you manage training every day, what with the 9-5, housework and sleep, 4 can be tough. Maybe I'm not doing enough though, I'll get your advice later.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/07 15:54:44 (permalink)
    housework?? Maybe you need to delegate.
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    RE: MT girls... 2003/07/07 16:04:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by gymbabeliz

    housework?? Maybe you need to delegate.


    HA! Delegate, my arse.[:p]
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