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T0ddday

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Here I am. Hope to help contribute.
« on: August 22, 2011, 04:03:57 pm »
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Hello all.  I am an older member who is attempting to journal here as part of a quest to get back to some kinda shape.  I am a 27 year old graduate student and researcher working on a PhD in southern california.  I was sprinted a bit in college and always enjoyed dunking.  Injuries and the grind of graduate school got to me and after I finished my quals I was 235 pounds (175 pound sprint weight) and unable to touch rim.  Since, I only have to defend to finish graduate school I decided in January of this year to slow down and dedicate some time to fitness.  I have already improved a lot but hopefully logging here will put me over the final hump!  I started a journal here, I explain pretty much everything in it: 

http://www.adarq.org/forum/progress-journals-experimental-routines/t0ddday-journal/

Hope to hear from you all and I hope I can contribute to your success as well! 

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Re: Here I am. Hope to help contribute.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 08:54:05 pm »
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welcome to the board.  "comeback" efforts are always cool to follow.  you're 27 years "young".  boy you did let yourself go a bit since you're only in the 20's...  but sometimes life takes over ehh?  :-P  curiously, what kind of research are you doing?

just read your detailed log intro and saw some vids.  wow you your legs are still powerful!  cool.  for guys like you that were once advance levels you guys will get it back faster than us novice types move up to intermediate.  :-)
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 09:01:46 pm by ghettoracer »
current stats: age: 42 :: 5'11" (180cm) :: 180lbs (82kg) bf ~30% :: reach: 90" or 7'6" (230cm) :: wing span: 6" (183cm)
12 week goal(current): SQ 115kg(100), DL 130kg(110), BP 80kg(70), reduce weight to 75kg (165 lbs) and bf to ~25%
status: excellent cardio condition, new 5x5 program, 10' rim touch okay, RVJ ~30"
PR RVJ ~34" 10'5" touch @ age ~25 (worst was ~6" below rim when i was @ 190 lbs ~35% body fat ~23" RVJ in 2007-8

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Re: Here I am. Hope to help contribute.
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 09:46:02 am »
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welcome to the board.  "comeback" efforts are always cool to follow.  you're 27 years "young".  boy you did let yourself go a bit since you're only in the 20's...  but sometimes life takes over ehh?  :-P  curiously, what kind of research are you doing?

just read your detailed log intro and saw some vids.  wow you your legs are still powerful!  cool.  for guys like you that were once advance levels you guys will get it back faster than us novice types move up to intermediate.  :-)

Thanks a lot.  Yes, life certainly took over.  And sometimes when we have reached a high level we can lie to ourselves.  For a very long time I insisted I still "had it", and would say things like "I can get back in shape in a month, probably only added about 10 pounds...".

It takes a wake up call, I'm just glad I had mine at age 26 rather than 40 cause I would have been in an even deeper hole.  The initial improvement was super easy, things are just getting hard now :)

Anyway, I'm mostly teaching now but I am finishing up the writing on my PhD in computational biology.  I write sequence data algorithms, if you are interested in that I can link you to my research page!  Hopefully this site will stay up and I can get back on the workout grind (just returned from a long trip of conferences and very little training :().   I want to get my goals by the end of the calendar year!

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Re: Here I am. Hope to help contribute.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 09:49:24 am »
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i am interested in computational biology because i don't know anything about it. link please and thanks.  :highfive:
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sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
wednesday: fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses