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nifferness
05-17-2006, 06:08 PM
Okay,

Because I just want to stick to a program and see how it goes. I am going to do T's Full Body workout for the next six weeks and see what my improvements are. I probably won't start a journal in here because I suck at keeping them up to date and I get all sensitive when people don't post in it. :laugh:

So if anyone wants to join me then rock on. I am starting Monday. Obviously my diet has to be perfect too.

Starting stats:

Weight: 164
Height: 5'5 (and 3/4....oooooh yeah baby)

I will take pics tonight, but I am not positng them til the 6 weeks are up.

Join me biyatches.....

P.S. I have found daydreaming of Leah while squatting makes me squat better. Her ass should be immortalized in bronze or something.

Erik
05-17-2006, 06:10 PM
Journal! Journal!

I'll promise to post and harrass you.

nifferness
05-17-2006, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 17 2006, 01:10 PM
Journal! Journal!

I'll promise to post and harrass you.
I'll try and journal is that fair????

I suck at journaling. I printed off the forms that....... (ummm can't think who posted it right now) pinned in the sticky and I will be monitoring it there with me in the gym.

Q45
05-17-2006, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 17 2006, 01:10 PM
Journal! Journal!

I'll promise to post and harrass you.
ill check in on you too.
just to make sure your not slacking off. :flex:

Kathryn
05-17-2006, 06:16 PM
I'm in with ya!

nifferness
05-17-2006, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by q45+May 17 2006, 01:12 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (q45 @ May 17 2006, 01:12 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 17 2006, 01:10 PM
Journal&#33; Journal&#33;

I&#39;ll promise to post and harrass you.
ill check in on you too.
just to make sure your not slacking off. :flex: [/b][/quote]
I can&#39;t freaking slack. I have to get on stage in November and that means 26 weeks of non-stop dieting and training. I have 2 weeks vacation in there too, which is going to be hell. My mother-in-law is an amazing cook and makes the best desserts on the planet...2 weeks of hell I think that will be.

Q45
05-17-2006, 06:17 PM
journal&#33; journal&#33; journal&#33; journal&#33; :clap:

nifferness
05-17-2006, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Kathryn@May 17 2006, 01:16 PM
I&#39;m in with ya&#33;
Rock on sister friend&#33;&#33;&#33; :flex: :chinup: :train:

Eat, sleep and train. (oh and don&#39;t forget monkey business with your SO...cuz that burns calories too)

Q45
05-17-2006, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by nifferness@May 17 2006, 01:19 PM


Eat, sleep and train. (oh and don&#39;t forget monkey business with your SO...cuz that burns calories too)
a whole lot of cals. :p

MichelleS
05-17-2006, 06:23 PM
I would join but I already pay T so it wouldn&#39;t be fair. :p but I have month and a half of vaction coming in two weeks :eek: travel and dieting and training sucks I hope the hotel has a great gym.

Kathryn
05-17-2006, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by nifferness@May 17 2006, 06:19 PM
Rock on sister friend&#33;&#33;&#33; :flex: :chinup: :train:

Eat, sleep and train. (oh and don&#39;t forget monkey business with your SO...cuz that burns calories too)
lol..oh yea..I got that straight already ;)

by the way..we have similar stats too..I&#39;m 5&#39;6 1/2" and 173

MichelleS
05-17-2006, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by q45+May 17 2006, 02:21 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (q45 @ May 17 2006, 02:21 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-nifferness@May 17 2006, 01:19 PM


Eat, sleep and train. (oh and don&#39;t forget monkey business with your SO...cuz that burns calories too)
a whole lot of cals. :p [/b][/quote]
no cardHOE for me like that for 4 months :dry: BOOO only intrenet fun :rolleyes:

Leah
05-17-2006, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by nifferness@May 17 2006, 02:08 PM
Okay,

Because I just want to stick to a program and see how it goes. I am going to do T&#39;s Full Body workout for the next six weeks and see what my improvements are. I probably won&#39;t start a journal in here because I suck at keeping them up to date and I get all sensitive when people don&#39;t post in it. :laugh:

So if anyone wants to join me then rock on. I am starting Monday. Obviously my diet has to be perfect too.

Starting stats:

Weight: 164
Height: 5&#39;5 (and 3/4....oooooh yeah baby)

I will take pics tonight, but I am not positng them til the 6 weeks are up.

Join me biyatches.....

P.S. I have found daydreaming of Leah while squatting makes me squat better. Her ass should be immortalized in bronze or something.
You always make me laugh even when I want to punch someone :p

nifferness
05-17-2006, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by Leah+May 17 2006, 01:26 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Leah @ May 17 2006, 01:26 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-nifferness@May 17 2006, 02:08 PM
Okay,

Because I just want to stick to a program and see how it goes. I am going to do T&#39;s Full Body workout for the next six weeks and see what my improvements are. I probably won&#39;t start a journal in here because I suck at keeping them up to date and I get all sensitive when people don&#39;t post in it. :laugh:

So if anyone wants to join me then rock on. I am starting Monday. Obviously my diet has to be perfect too.

Starting stats:

Weight: 164
Height: 5&#39;5 (and 3/4....oooooh yeah baby)

I will take pics tonight, but I am not positng them til the 6 weeks are up.

Join me biyatches.....

P.S. I have found daydreaming of Leah while squatting makes me squat better. Her ass should be immortalized in bronze or something.
You always make me laugh even when I want to punch someone :p [/b][/quote]
It&#39;s not a secret that I adore you :love:

You inspire me biyatch...it&#39;s a good thing. Just don&#39;t go getting all swollen in the noggin region okay???

nifferness
05-17-2006, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Kathryn@May 17 2006, 01:24 PM

lol..oh yea..I got that straight already ;)

by the way..we have similar stats too..I&#39;m 5&#39;6 1/2" and 173 [/quote]
Well then this should be a good challenge&#33;&#33;

Hoochiemomma
05-17-2006, 06:45 PM
Wellnow, I was going to start in June but I may have to bump that. Monday is a holiday here though and I will be away so you will have a little head start on me.

Also similar stats, 5&#39; 6" & 142 lbs.

CraveMuscle
05-17-2006, 06:46 PM
I&#39;ll post in your journal too. :p

except, how on earth did you come up with that screen name? :huh:

MMW
05-17-2006, 06:51 PM
I&#39;m in.

I&#39;m 5&#39; 4" and weigh 179 lbs.

nifferness
05-17-2006, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by CraveMuscle@May 17 2006, 01:46 PM
I&#39;ll post in your journal too. :p

except, how on earth did you come up with that screen name? :huh:
I have had every nickname you can possibly have associated with Jennifer (with the exception of Jenny....which I personally HATE) and a friends husband didn&#39;t like calling me Jennifer or Jenn because they are too common. So he started calling me either Nif or Niffers. Niffers is my personal favourite and I have no idea why I add ness on the end. I just did. I stick stuff up my husbands nose for fun, so who really knows why I do anything I do????

CraveMuscle
05-17-2006, 07:05 PM
:lol:

clsupnorth
05-17-2006, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by nifferness@May 17 2006, 01:08 PM
P.S. I have found daydreaming of Leah while squatting makes me squat better. Her ass should be immortalized in bronze or something.
Oh, thank god.... now I know I&#39;m not the only one daydreaming of Leah. Except my head is full of visions of her veiny abs.... :drool:

Pinky
05-17-2006, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by nifferness@May 17 2006, 12:08 PM
I suck at keeping them up to date and I get all sensitive when people don&#39;t post in it. :laugh:


Oh this sounds like me&#33;


Where is T&#39;s Full Body plan? I had it once apon a time, but I don&#39;t know what happened to it. Is it a 3 or 4 day plan? I am working with a trainer now, but I think we are just about up, so I would be interested in starting something else.

nifferness
05-17-2006, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Pinky+May 17 2006, 02:41 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pinky &#064; May 17 2006, 02:41 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-nifferness@May 17 2006, 12:08 PM
I suck at keeping them up to date and I get all sensitive when people don&#39;t post in it.* :laugh:


Oh this sounds like me&#33;


Where is T&#39;s Full Body plan? I had it once apon a time, but I don&#39;t know what happened to it. Is it a 3 or 4 day plan? I am working with a trainer now, but I think we are just about up, so I would be interested in starting something else. [/b][/quote]
It&#39;s the one under the constructing a full body plan sticky.

Here is a copy of the excel spreadsheet I made with the variations that T added in.

P.S. that&#39;s a rip off of the one that is in the sticky already but I just changed it so it worked for the differant number of sets and what not.

Hoochiemomma
05-17-2006, 07:50 PM
Nice spreadsheet&#33; I may do a little ripping off myself.

andromeda
05-17-2006, 08:08 PM
I&#39;m 5&#39; 5.5" and 156 pounds (down from 185 last year). I have a different 3 day split, but it looks kind of similar. I&#39;d love to jump in with you ladies&#33;

CraveMuscle
05-17-2006, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by andromeda@May 17 2006, 03:08 PM
I&#39;m 5&#39; 5.5" and 156 pounds (down from 185 last year). I have a different 3 day split, but it looks kind of similar. I&#39;d love to jump in with you ladies&#33;
congratulations on your weight loss thus far. that takes some hard work. :)

nifferness
05-17-2006, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by andromeda@May 17 2006, 03:08 PM
I&#39;m 5&#39; 5.5" and 156 pounds (down from 185 last year). I have a different 3 day split, but it looks kind of similar. I&#39;d love to jump in with you ladies&#33;
Jump in or jump on....which ever you prefer.

We are here for ya.

ShaliHead
05-17-2006, 08:32 PM
What forms?

nifferness
05-17-2006, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by ShaliHead@May 17 2006, 03:32 PM
What forms?
The ones linked on my post about three posts above me here :)

nicidale
05-17-2006, 08:57 PM
Count me in&#33;

Pinky
05-17-2006, 09:06 PM
Ok, when is our start date?

I have been looking for a three day split. Things just get too busy in the summer, so to make it to the gym 4x a week is sometimes very difficult.

Hoochiemomma
05-17-2006, 09:08 PM
Monday, Monday -

can&#39;t trust that day.

That&#39;s May 22nd

nifferness
05-17-2006, 09:17 PM
I&#39;m starting on Monday, even though it is a holiday up here in the Great White North. As soon as I get home from camping I am heading to the gym. It&#39;s gonna suck but oh well.

Hoochiemomma
05-17-2006, 09:21 PM
How far North are you nifferness?

Pinky
05-17-2006, 09:34 PM
I have given up camping on May Long, it always ends up snowing or something&#33; Where are you going? Don&#39;t you just love the way you smell when you get back from camping? I always say, it&#39;s a layered smell. First the bug spray, then the campfire smoke, then your natural stentch of not showering for 3 days&#33; :eek:

rogmel
05-17-2006, 10:19 PM
I guess I will give this a go too....although I am currently signing on to work with Thunder personally...so can I still play???? I am 5&#39;8" and weigh 160&#33; I have lost 15 lbs in the last 3 months and still have some bodyfat to rid myself of&#33;&#33; Considering a Comp next year(need a smily for holding breath here&#33;&#33;)

Glad to be in a boat with others&#33;&#33;

mel

CraveMuscle
05-17-2006, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by rogmel@May 17 2006, 05:19 PM
I guess I will give this a go too....although I am currently signing on to work with Thunder personally...so can I still play???? I am 5&#39;8" and weigh 160&#33; I have lost 15 lbs in the last 3 months and still have some bodyfat to rid myself of&#33;&#33; Considering a Comp next year(need a smily for holding breath here&#33;&#33;)

Glad to be in a boat with others&#33;&#33;

mel
yer legs are hawt.

Tearose
05-17-2006, 10:46 PM
Niffers definitely make a journal&#33; I&#39;ll post in it all the time :p This is my first week of doing T&#39;s full body workout, but I am hiring him as soon as I send the paperwork back&#33;
We have comps close to the same time , mines in Oct :eek: . So lets support and encourage eachother&#33; Oh and if you post your beginning pics I&#39;ll post mine :blink:

dolce
05-17-2006, 11:23 PM
i&#39;m on my fifth week of T&#39;s plan...so gonna change it after next week
but my stats are pretty different....5&#39;2, 112lbs
i really liked it, defnitely noticing more muscle definition
need to change it up....any suggestions?

rogmel
05-17-2006, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by CraveMuscle+May 17 2006, 05:20 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (CraveMuscle @ May 17 2006, 05:20 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-rogmel@May 17 2006, 05:19 PM
I guess I will give this a go too....although I am currently signing on to work with Thunder personally...so can I still play???? I am 5&#39;8" and weigh 160&#33; I have lost 15 lbs in the last 3 months and still have some bodyfat to rid myself of&#33;&#33; Considering a Comp next year(need a smily for holding breath here&#33;&#33;)

Glad to be in a boat with others&#33;&#33;

mel
yer legs are hawt. [/b][/quote]
:oops: Thanks....trying to make my midsection hawt too&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; damn those babies&#33;&#33;&#33; They were worth it&#33;&#33;&#33;

riley1105
05-18-2006, 12:20 PM
Count me in too. Maybe this will finally help me get back on track. I&#39;m 5&#39;4" 136lbs. Next week is not going to be fun, 10 hour work days and this... I guess everyone else does stuff like this all the time so it&#39;s time for me to suck it up.

BluDuneBug
05-18-2006, 01:30 PM
I&#39;m in. I&#39;ve been doing the 3 day full body split for a few weeks but not very consistantly. So hopefully this will help.
Haven&#39;t weighed myself recently but I am 5&#39;1 1/2" and around 129.

nifferness
05-18-2006, 02:02 PM
Wow, good stuff ladies&#33;&#33;&#33; This is going to be great and yes for you my fans (tee hee) I will start a journal.

Pinky & Hoochimomma - I live in Calgary and am going camping in Waiparous area - hopefully the forest fires up there aren&#39;t too bad and we can have a camp fire. Cuz, camping with no fire is well ummm a picnic I guess - GEIGH&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

Pinky - I love the smell until I get home and then after three days of not being able to shower or use a restroom...it&#39;s time to get clean.

Pinky
05-18-2006, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by nifferness@May 18 2006, 08:02 AM
Wow, good stuff ladies&#33;&#33;&#33; This is going to be great and yes for you my fans (tee hee) I will start a journal.

Pinky & Hoochimomma - I live in Calgary and am going camping in Waiparous area - hopefully the forest fires up there aren&#39;t too bad and we can have a camp fire. Cuz, camping with no fire is well ummm a picnic I guess - GEIGH&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

Pinky - I love the smell until I get home and then after three days of not being able to shower or use a restroom...it&#39;s time to get clean.
Hey, I am further north then you&#33; I am in Sherwood Park.

Camping without fires sucks rocks&#33; A few years ago, a bunch of our friends went up to Nordegg for the July long weekend. It had been +30 for two weeks before, so there was a total fire ban. We went anyway thinking that it is warm enough without a fire, we will bring our BBQ to cook on. By the time we got there and unpacked, it was only +12. That night, it got down to zero. It was miserable&#33;&#33;&#33; It was so dusty, there was a cold wind, which cut through your clothes and got dust in your eyes and drinks. Never again will I camp during a fire ban. :uuhh: We tent it, so it really sucks when the weather isn&#39;t nice.

patience123
05-18-2006, 04:07 PM
I just started it this week :)

rogmel
05-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by Pinky+May 18 2006, 10:32 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pinky @ May 18 2006, 10:32 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-nifferness@May 18 2006, 08:02 AM
Wow, good stuff ladies&#33;&#33;&#33; This is going to be great and yes for you my fans (tee hee) I will start a journal.

Pinky & Hoochimomma - I live in Calgary and am going camping in Waiparous area - hopefully the forest fires up there aren&#39;t too bad and we can have a camp fire. Cuz, camping with no fire is well ummm a picnic I guess - GEIGH&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

Pinky - I love the smell until I get home and then after three days of not being able to shower or use a restroom...it&#39;s time to get clean.
Hey, I am further north then you&#33; I am in Sherwood Park.

Camping without fires sucks rocks&#33; A few years ago, a bunch of our friends went up to Nordegg for the July long weekend. It had been +30 for two weeks before, so there was a total fire ban. We went anyway thinking that it is warm enough without a fire, we will bring our BBQ to cook on. By the time we got there and unpacked, it was only +12. That night, it got down to zero. It was miserable&#33;&#33;&#33; It was so dusty, there was a cold wind, which cut through your clothes and got dust in your eyes and drinks. Never again will I camp during a fire ban. :uuhh: We tent it, so it really sucks when the weather isn&#39;t nice. [/b][/quote]
:ban: All of this is why my official definition of camping is: staying at a hotel without room service&#33;&#33;&#33;

God love ya&#33; camping= :eek: for me&#33;&#33;

Pinky
05-18-2006, 08:45 PM
Camping toughens you up&#33; :p It&#39;s like playing "Survivor"&#33;


Anyway.... For this program, when would you work in HIIT?

thefuture
05-18-2006, 08:49 PM
Help, I&#39;m doing T&#39;s 3 day workout but I&#39;m a little confused on how to record on the workout sheet.

Workout 1 3 x 6

Reps Weights

Full squats 6
6
6

Flat BB 6
6
6

etc, etc,


I&#39;m assuming 3 x 6 means 3 sets of 6.

Thanks

Edit: This isn&#39;t how the worksheet actually looks. Can&#39;t figure out how to re-produce it exactly.

nifferness
05-19-2006, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by jacquiec@May 18 2006, 03:49 PM
Help, I&#39;m doing T&#39;s 3 day workout but I&#39;m a little confused on how to record on the workout sheet.

Workout 1 3 x 6

Reps Weights

Full squats 6
6
6

Flat BB 6
6
6

etc, etc,


I&#39;m assuming 3 x 6 means 3 sets of 6.

Thanks

Edit: This isn&#39;t how the worksheet actually looks. Can&#39;t figure out how to re-produce it exactly.
The worksheet that I did, is adding in the changes that Thunder talked about later in the thread :) I don&#39;t know how to show the thread on here but it&#39;s under the constructing a full body routine. Thunder added in some changes after the original post and that&#39;s what I based the spreadsheet on.

Let me know if you have any further questions. Because I don&#39;t think that I make a lot of sense.

j. :)

shell
05-19-2006, 06:35 AM
I wanna play. Im starting this monday. However, i was going to statr w/ 4x6, and move it up every week. :flex:

thefuture
05-19-2006, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by nifferness@May 18 2006, 08:22 PM
The worksheet that I did, is adding in the changes that Thunder talked about later in the thread :) I don&#39;t know how to show the thread on here but it&#39;s under the constructing a full body routine. Thunder added in some changes after the original post and that&#39;s what I based the spreadsheet on.

Let me know if you have any further questions. Because I don&#39;t think that I make a lot of sense.

j. :)
It&#39;s ok I figured it out. For some reason I have 2 different copies of the worksheet and one didn&#39;t make sense to me. Thanks, anyway

KaPow
05-20-2006, 11:20 AM
Count me in&#33; :flex:

Fet
05-20-2006, 03:22 PM
I&#39;d love to join in, but I&#39;m restricted from doing anything above shoulder height for a few weeks. I might try to work in some substitutions if possible. I&#39;m currently on a 4-day, and I&#39;d love to spend an extra day outside in the good weather&#33;

pavermama
05-20-2006, 07:40 PM
I&#39;m in&#33; It&#39;s time to get my ass in gear again&#33;&#33;

Pinky
05-24-2006, 04:30 PM
How is everyone doing?

I did workout#1 on Monday. What is the reasoning behind such a long rest period? I found that 120 seconds took forever. I kept forgetting I had to wait and would go right into my next set. I know I could have lifted heavier, in which case a longer rest period may have been more waranted, but I had a pretty bad headache that day, and when I lifted heavy, my head would pound and I got all dizzy.

Hoochiemomma
05-24-2006, 04:43 PM
Hey Pinky -

I am starting this afternoon with day #3, skipped Monday because it was a holiday here. However, we spent the day cutting/splitting and stacking firewood, so it&#39;s not like I didn&#39;t get a workout in&#33; I am planning to do the split out of order because of my schedule, but I don&#39;t think that will make a big difference in my results.

Now, where is Niffer and her new journal? She was the one who started all this.... ;)

Mols
05-24-2006, 04:45 PM
I also just started this routine on Monday, today was my first day of day 2 and boy I liked it better than day one&#33; :) It only took my 45 minutes today...but those only 30 seconds in between are a toughie&#33; Anybody else get it done this quick? Also, my deads were only 75lbs for the 2x15....what can you all do beginning out? I feel weak&#33; But after about rep #12 I was struggling&#33; I wonder if Im doing them wrong....

Christine_99
05-24-2006, 05:11 PM
I&#39;d join but just did it for a month and I learned to hate the 2X15 days which in Crave&#39;s words &#39;suck giant basketball sized Donkey Balls&#39; :lol: . My new favorite saying :p .

I am going to watch with interest but plan to stay with my 4 day upper lower split ;)

Good luck ladies&#33;

brightblue2006
05-24-2006, 06:02 PM
OK I&#39;m in too&#33; At least until I get my program from Erik. I don&#39;t think I&#39;ll be creating my own journal at this point, so I&#39;ll be glad to have somewhere to chat about my workouts&#33; I will be starting on Monday. Thanks for the spreadsheet, that should work well.

Pinky
05-24-2006, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by Hoochiemomma@May 24 2006, 10:43 AM
Hey Pinky -

I am starting this afternoon with day #3, skipped Monday because it was a holiday here. However, we spent the day cutting/splitting and stacking firewood, so it&#39;s not like I didn&#39;t get a workout in&#33; I am planning to do the split out of order because of my schedule, but I don&#39;t think that will make a big difference in my results.

Now, where is Niffer and her new journal? She was the one who started all this.... ;)
No excuses&#33; I live in Sherwood Park, AB, so I had a holiday on Monday aswell. ;)

Anyway, anyone else have a hard time with 120 second rests? Why so long?

Erik
05-24-2006, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by Pinky+May 24 2006, 03:05 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pinky @ May 24 2006, 03:05 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Hoochiemomma@May 24 2006, 10:43 AM
Hey Pinky -

I am starting this afternoon with day #3, skipped Monday because it was a holiday here. However, we spent the day cutting/splitting and stacking firewood, so it&#39;s not like I didn&#39;t get a workout in&#33; I am planning to do the split out of order because of my schedule, but I don&#39;t think that will make a big difference in my results.

Now, where is Niffer and her new journal? She was the one who started all this.... ;)
No excuses&#33; I live in Sherwood Park, AB, so I had a holiday on Monday aswell. ;)

Anyway, anyone else have a hard time with 120 second rests? Why so long? [/b][/quote]
Low reps/heavy weight require longer rest if you want any sense of performance.

Hoochiemomma
05-24-2006, 07:16 PM
Ummm, I think if you use heavier weights you will need the rest - especially before the last set. :train:

120 seconds does seem like forever though - maybe you could superset some of the excercises to save a bit of time if you find that you don&#39;t need the rest?

Edit to add - woops, too slow. I guess that&#39;s why we need the fast reply option :oops:

PowerManDL
05-24-2006, 07:24 PM
I wouldn&#39;t be complaining about a 2 minute rest. I take upwards of 5 minutes or longer during certain workouts.

Hoochiemomma
05-24-2006, 07:30 PM
Maybe we should start a new topic - Things to do during the prescribed rest period to ensure peak performance?

PowerManDL
05-24-2006, 07:31 PM
I agree. We can title that thread "Why do people worry so much over stuff that&#39;s not important"

Pinky
05-24-2006, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by Thunder+May 24 2006, 01:12 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Thunder @ May 24 2006, 01:12 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Pinky@May 24 2006, 03:05 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Hoochiemomma@May 24 2006, 10:43 AM
Hey Pinky -

I am starting this afternoon with day #3, skipped Monday because it was a holiday here. However, we spent the day cutting/splitting and stacking firewood, so it&#39;s not like I didn&#39;t get a workout in&#33; I am planning to do the split out of order because of my schedule, but I don&#39;t think that will make a big difference in my results.

Now, where is Niffer and her new journal? She was the one who started all this.... ;)
No excuses&#33; I live in Sherwood Park, AB, so I had a holiday on Monday aswell. ;)

Anyway, anyone else have a hard time with 120 second rests? Why so long?
Low reps/heavy weight require longer rest if you want any sense of performance. [/b][/quote]
I figured this was the case. Had a bad headache when I went so I wasn&#39;t lifting as heavy as I know I could have. Still made progress tho....

andromeda
05-24-2006, 08:19 PM
SO do we have a journal for this thing yet?? :clap:

Erik
05-24-2006, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL@May 24 2006, 03:24 PM
I wouldn&#39;t be complaining about a 2 minute rest. I take upwards of 5 minutes or longer during certain workouts.
Exactly

120s is nothing and if you think it&#39;s too long, you&#39;re not working hard enough on your sets of 6.

andromeda
05-24-2006, 08:48 PM
If we feel really out of breath or if our heart is racing is it ok to take a slightly longer rest? (I have asthma and sometimes it acts up during exercise and I feel the need for a slightly longer rest to catch my breath.)

Erik
05-24-2006, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by andromeda@May 24 2006, 04:48 PM
If we feel really out of breath or if our heart is racing is it ok to take a slightly longer rest? (I have asthma and sometimes it acts up during exercise and I feel the need for a slightly longer rest to catch my breath.)
Always listen to your body.

PowerManDL
05-24-2006, 08:49 PM
Heart rate and breathing is typically the indicator I use, with a few exceptions.

andromeda
05-24-2006, 08:50 PM
Thanks&#33; I&#39;ve been feeling a little guilty if I have to rest longer sometimes-now I won&#39;t feel so bad&#33; :clap:

Pinky
05-24-2006, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:31 PM
Exactly

120s is nothing and if you think it&#39;s too long, you&#39;re not working hard enough on your sets of 6.
When I do squats I definitely take longer breaks. I know I could push myself harder on upper body lifts, but I don&#39;t have a spotter and I have a fear of dropping the weights on my face&#33; Trying to get past that and am definitely surprised at how much stronger I am then I thought I was&#33;


SO do we have a journal for this thing yet??

Not yet, at least that I know of. I will start one....

Erik
05-24-2006, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by Pinky+May 24 2006, 04:58 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pinky @ May 24 2006, 04:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:31 PM
Exactly

120s is nothing and if you think it&#39;s too long, you&#39;re not working hard enough on your sets of 6.
When I do squats I definitely take longer breaks. I know I could push myself harder on upper body lifts, but I don&#39;t have a spotter and I have a fear of dropping the weights on my face&#33; Trying to get past that and am definitely surprised at how much stronger I am then I thought I was&#33;



Not yet, at least that I know of. I will start one.... [/b][/quote]
I don&#39;t understand this.
Why would you need a spotter if you&#39;re choosing your weights correctly. I don&#39;t ever use a spotter for anything.

Pinky
05-24-2006, 09:00 PM
T3&#39;s (http://z13.invisionfree.com/ExtremePhysique/index.php?showtopic=1153)

here&#39;s a journal for us

Pinky
05-24-2006, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Thunder+May 24 2006, 02:59 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Thunder @ May 24 2006, 02:59 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Pinky@May 24 2006, 04:58 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:31 PM
Exactly

120s is nothing and if you think it&#39;s too long, you&#39;re not working hard enough on your sets of 6.
When I do squats I definitely take longer breaks. I know I could push myself harder on upper body lifts, but I don&#39;t have a spotter and I have a fear of dropping the weights on my face&#33; Trying to get past that and am definitely surprised at how much stronger I am then I thought I was&#33;



Not yet, at least that I know of. I will start one....
I don&#39;t understand this.
Why would you need a spotter if you&#39;re choosing your weights correctly. I don&#39;t ever use a spotter for anything. [/b][/quote]
Must be missing something here. Can you explain this? I must not be doing something correctly... :unsure:

sexy_sefora
05-25-2006, 01:01 AM
I would like to do this program and i have tried it before but i have a question for you guys who have done it.

When i do Day 1, lower reps,
I feel like i&#39;m going to fall over or get stuck like with the military press and squats.

Especially the military press, my back tends to bend the other way and if i lower the weights, i don&#39;t feel like i&#39;m working hard enough, like i&#39;m not fatigued.

Anyone else have this problem?

Oh and also when i do the conventional deadlifts, it really hurts my back. I read how to do it and looked it up on the "how to do that exercise" stickie. I&#39;m not sure what i&#39;m doing wrong. :confused:

Erik
05-25-2006, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by Pinky+May 24 2006, 05:01 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pinky @ May 24 2006, 05:01 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:59 PM

Originally posted by Pinky@May 24 2006, 04:58 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:31 PM
Exactly

120s is nothing and if you think it&#39;s too long, you&#39;re not working hard enough on your sets of 6.
When I do squats I definitely take longer breaks. I know I could push myself harder on upper body lifts, but I don&#39;t have a spotter and I have a fear of dropping the weights on my face&#33; Trying to get past that and am definitely surprised at how much stronger I am then I thought I was&#33;



Not yet, at least that I know of. I will start one....
I don&#39;t understand this.
Why would you need a spotter if you&#39;re choosing your weights correctly. I don&#39;t ever use a spotter for anything.
Must be missing something here. Can you explain this? I must not be doing something correctly... :unsure: [/b][/quote]
I must be missing something too.

My question remains the same; why do you need a spotter? Spotters assist with forced reps. You shouldn&#39;t be doing forced reps or using a weight that you can&#39;t complete all the reps on your own.

Erik
05-25-2006, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by sexy_sefora@May 24 2006, 09:01 PM
I would like to do this program and i have tried it before but i have a question for you guys who have done it.

When i do Day 1, lower reps,
I feel like i&#39;m going to fall over or get stuck like with the military press and squats.

Especially the military press, my back tends to bend the other way and if i lower the weights, i don&#39;t feel like i&#39;m working hard enough, like i&#39;m not fatigued.

Anyone else have this problem?

Oh and also when i do the conventional deadlifts, it really hurts my back. I read how to do it and looked it up on the "how to do that exercise" stickie. I&#39;m not sure what i&#39;m doing wrong. :confused:
Seated Military Press?

Sumo Deadlifts?

And if you&#39;re using anything less than 45s on the OL bar for deads, I&#39;d think you&#39;re better off doing them in the power rack with the pins set in the lowest holes and pulling from there

Move to the floor when you&#39;re up to 135.

Stifler
05-25-2006, 02:16 AM
Day 2 kicked my assssssss. :train:

sexy_sefora
05-25-2006, 02:50 AM
Hmm..i guess i didn&#39;t think of seated military presses, just from looking at the guys on the web doing them standing up.

I don&#39;t even know what Sumo deadlifts are... *Runs and goes checks*


Ahhhh...I&#39;ll try that next time. Thanks

Pinky
05-25-2006, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by Thunder+May 24 2006, 08:02 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Thunder @ May 24 2006, 08:02 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Pinky@May 24 2006, 05:01 PM

Originally posted by Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:59 PM

Originally posted by Pinky@May 24 2006, 04:58 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:31 PM
Exactly

120s is nothing and if you think it&#39;s too long, you&#39;re not working hard enough on your sets of 6.
When I do squats I definitely take longer breaks. I know I could push myself harder on upper body lifts, but I don&#39;t have a spotter and I have a fear of dropping the weights on my face&#33; Trying to get past that and am definitely surprised at how much stronger I am then I thought I was&#33;



Not yet, at least that I know of. I will start one....
I don&#39;t understand this.
Why would you need a spotter if you&#39;re choosing your weights correctly. I don&#39;t ever use a spotter for anything.
Must be missing something here. Can you explain this? I must not be doing something correctly... :unsure:
I must be missing something too.

My question remains the same; why do you need a spotter? Spotters assist with forced reps. You shouldn&#39;t be doing forced reps or using a weight that you can&#39;t complete all the reps on your own. [/b][/quote]
Ahhhh, I thought you were saying something different, got me all second guessing everything :unsure: .

My grip is really weak, so there are some moves that I cannot do as heavy as I know I can. When I try to push myself, my hands and wrists cramp up, and I lose my grip. I am trying to get used to using the hook grip, which is helping, but I still need to work on it.

Strive2Define
05-25-2006, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Pinky+May 25 2006, 12:19 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pinky @ May 25 2006, 12:19 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Thunder@May 24 2006, 08:02 PM

Originally posted by Pinky@May 24 2006, 05:01 PM

Originally posted by Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:59 PM

Originally posted by Pinky@May 24 2006, 04:58 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 24 2006, 02:31 PM
Exactly

120s is nothing and if you think it&#39;s too long, you&#39;re not working hard enough on your sets of 6.
When I do squats I definitely take longer breaks. I know I could push myself harder on upper body lifts, but I don&#39;t have a spotter and I have a fear of dropping the weights on my face&#33; Trying to get past that and am definitely surprised at how much stronger I am then I thought I was&#33;



Not yet, at least that I know of. I will start one....
I don&#39;t understand this.
Why would you need a spotter if you&#39;re choosing your weights correctly. I don&#39;t ever use a spotter for anything.
Must be missing something here. Can you explain this? I must not be doing something correctly... :unsure:
I must be missing something too.

My question remains the same; why do you need a spotter? Spotters assist with forced reps. You shouldn&#39;t be doing forced reps or using a weight that you can&#39;t complete all the reps on your own.
Ahhhh, I thought you were saying something different, got me all second guessing everything :unsure: .

My grip is really weak, so there are some moves that I cannot do as heavy as I know I can. When I try to push myself, my hands and wrists cramp up, and I lose my grip. I am trying to get used to using the hook grip, which is helping, but I still need to work on it. [/b][/quote]
If your grip is that weak, you might consider investing in some straps if it would help you feel more comfortable and enable you to go heavier. :)

Jdawn
05-29-2006, 10:20 PM
I was wondering if any of you could help me out with some substitutions.. I work out in a corporate gym - no power racks ... just a Smith and a huge selection of dumb bells (as well as several machines (of course&#33;))... We do have one easy bar and a straight bar....

Anyway I stuck in some notes, just wondering if someone could confirm or give me a better idea if mine sucks... :) Thanks.

Day 1
Full Squats
Flat Bench Press (can I do w/db&#39;s since there is no rack?)
Conventional Deadlifts
Standing Military Press
Pull Ups or Lat Pulldowns (we have a pullup machine, is that still effective?)

All done for 5x6 w/ 120s rest

Day 2
Romanian Deadlifts
Lunges
Flat Dumbbell Press
Seated Cable Rows (no cable rower, any sub here?)
Incline Hammer Curls
Lying Triceps Extensions (can someone point me in the direction of a video here, I haven&#39;t been able to find one)

All done for 2x15 w/ 30s rest

Day 3
Incline Dumbbell Press
Barbell Rows (underhand)
Dumbbell Split Squats
Reverse Lunges
Standing Dumbbell Press
Lat Pulldowns (underhand)

All done for 3x10 w/ 60s rest

clsupnorth
05-30-2006, 12:15 AM
I&#39;ll try to help... but if anyone has anything else to add, by all means...

:)


Flat Bench Press (can I do w/db&#39;s since there is no rack?)
Yes. Or barbell - spotter if need be.


Pull Ups or Lat Pulldowns (we have a pullup machine, is that still effective?)

Yes - but are you sure you have no lat pulldown equip whatsoever? That seems odd.


Seated Cable Rows (no cable rower, any sub here?)

What about bent over DB rows? or barbell Rows? Insert pretty much anything &#39;rows&#39;...



Lying Triceps Extensions (can someone point me in the direction of a video here, I haven&#39;t been able to find one)
Try here (http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/BBLyingTriExt.html)