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chasing athleticism
« on: May 01, 2012, 02:24:18 am »
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Goals: Cutting to 6-8% bodyfat

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 03:00:38 am »
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Aren't you like 6'3 84kg? How can you be 20% bodyfat at that height and weight???
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 03:04:28 am »
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sup man, why did you choose the nick 'entropy'? curious..

every time i read your nick, i picture myself banging on my keyboard & if i had a mouse, wiggling it around like crazy.. to improve the entropy pool for /dev/random when generating RSA keys.

wut.

pc man.

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 03:08:29 am »
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Aren't you like 6'3 84kg? How can you be 20% bodyfat at that height and weight???

lol.. i dunno. i just don't know. i try to think of it positively that when i'm 75kg i'll be leanish and then i can bulk a whole 10kg and still be only average weight for someone my height.

I mean are you sure you're not overestimating your bodyfat?
Use this bodyfat calculator it's probs not 100% accurate but it'd give a good ballpark figure.
http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 03:21:15 am »
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Yeh you're probably around 19-20% bf than. No point in really getting a dexa. With waist measurements I don't think it really matters where you measure your waist as long as you consistently measure it in the same place and at the same time. E.g you measure your waist relaxed 1 inch above the naval as soon as you wake up that's the way you measure it for all times in the future.

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 03:25:23 am »
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@adarqui haha damn you've got an active imagination. whatsup bro. i chose entropy cos I've been spending too much time learning probability stuff and it just popped up in my head when i was trying to think of a name. Nothing deep, sorry to say! btw i've been reading your posts on the geek board, I see you're a fellow hacker too. Good stuff.

cool man.

ya i tried to hack my central nervous system.. escelated privs, got root, but unfortunately there were RBAC policies in place which restricted what i could do with root, so unfortunately i couldn't take full control and run ./t-dub .. perhaps if i had run steroids, i might have been able to run t-dub, but, that would have ruined my 365*(predicted age max) uptime on my selfOS (human server), probably leading to a sooner death, as cancerous_pollups_in_shrunken_testicles.kld would probably emerge.

HTP.

that's kind of how i always viewed training, hacking the CNS.. trying to take advantage of 'hidden CNS resources' that are only available during peroids of extreme stress (violent/possibly life or death situations).

peace man

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 08:52:41 am »
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I woke up at 84.1kg which was close to 84kg, my goal for April. It was a tough slog towards the end but I've dialled in nutrition and training.

Training (off day)
2x lap around football field jog
rest
1x lap football field

I wanted to try out my new running shoes but they bothered my ankle so i put them away and used my normal rubber ones which aren't that great but they don't disturb my ankle.

Then practiced ball handling in the parking lot, then shot hoops. Took around 80 shots, hit 50 odd (wait this sounds wrong, i should have shot way more than 80 to make 50 cos i'm not a great shooter.. dunno). Anyway, i am starting to find a groove with my jumpshot, it's almost there just need more practice.

nervous about the game tomorrow, we're playing the top ranked team in the contest, and we are closer to the bottom. would be crazy to win though.
 
Bodyweight: 84.1kg (May goal 81-81.5kg)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 01:06:03 am by entropy »
Goals: Cutting to 6-8% bodyfat

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 01:05:07 am »
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Woke up surprisingly lighter. I expected it would take a few more days but i've lost half a kilo overnight! That's a whole pound. So now I can relax a little bit since i'm ahead of the curve for the week. But not too much because it will be real nice to start next week < 83kg.

I used a pair of accumeasure calipers to take a skinfold reading of my supra this morning and it came out as 12mm, which according to the table below means i have a bodyfat of 14.6%. I don't for a second think my bodyfat is quite that low but now I am a bit more uncertain than before, not that it changes anything, the plan is still get to 80kg and see whats up.
 


Bodyweight: 83.6kg (May goal 81-81.5kg)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 01:15:25 am by entropy »
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 09:32:00 am »
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Just got back from the game. My team held our own in the first half, i was pretty surprised how well we were playing. But it was a blowout loss in the end. But i'm mostly annoyed with myself. I got plenty of looks, just couldn't score. Driving, I was easily shaking off defenders right and left with quickness only to end up missing easy shots. Then I would pull down my own board over and over, but i missed again and again. Before finally they'd tap it away and i'd be left there scoreless. I'm doubly annoyed with my conditioning, I run up and down with the fastest guys, but in general lapse back into slowly conserving energy cos i'm unfit and can't play a full game at full steam. In the past when I played seriously i was very light (~75kg) and I could run all day, but now i'm not as fit and much heavier.

So need to figure out a way to improve conditioning, that needs to be priority #1 from here. I'm gonna try simulate game conditions when running up and down 40m. I figure if I can do that for 10 minutes straight without a break then i'm fit enough? We'll see. And figure out why my shot deserts me gametime. At practice i've got a nice smooth release and I can hit them but it all goes out of the window during games.

sleep 4/10, diet 3/10 (still cutting hard), freshness 6/10. Next week i'm gonna aim for better sleep and freshness. Ankle is 6/10.

Gonna eat dinner and hit the gym..

Training
Bench Press 3x6 72.5kg
Back Squat 3x6 90 kg
Deadlift 1x5 90kg (Tekniq steroids haven't started working yet .. but i'm getting closer..)
Chinup 3x5 BW=85.6kg
Hanging Leg raises 15, 10 (abz fatigued might stop there)
BB Curl 2x10 35kg

All done! tired, gonna get some sleep now.
 
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 12:16:53 pm by entropy »
Goals: Cutting to 6-8% bodyfat

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 03:32:21 pm »
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during practice, are you practicing shots off of screens, off the dribble, off passes, with someone in your face, etc.? or are you practicing stationary jump shot after stationary jump shot? if the latter, consider doing the former.

i'm a terrible basketball player, but i can hit shots all day in rhythm with no one guarding me.

just a thought.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 02:12:42 am »
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I practice mainly alone outdoors. Not ideal. When I do get to practice with others, I can still hit shots in their face but gametime I miss wide open jumpers. My muscles just lock up and dont shoot normally, if that makes sense.. I even miss layups and shit. I need to calm down more, I can easily play better in a better mental state. I get what you mean though, it's probably a matter of being more gamelike during practices, will try to get more realistic practise in.

Btw no more daily weighings, cos I get obsessive and it just leads to extra stress. So from now on, bodyweight measurements are taken on dates ending in 1. So in a month i'll take 3 measurements, if the last day of the month is 31, then i'll skip it and take it on the first of the following month. The next scheduled weighin is on the 11th of the month.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 02:24:26 am by entropy »
Goals: Cutting to 6-8% bodyfat

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 11:47:09 am »
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Good idea on not weighing yourself every day. 

And yeah, sounds like you're not confident when you play real games if you lock up like that and miss easy shots/lay ups.  Basketball is all mental.  One thing though, the more athletic you get, the more confident you'll get
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Week 1, day 4th
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 06:07:59 am »
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Training
BP 3x5 77.5kg
BS 3x5 100kg
Hang Clean 1x3 65kg (i did more sets but that was my top/last one)
Deadlift 1x5 100kg (getting closer to good form)

Off to play pickup ball now, and before bed i'll squeeze in chins and curls. My form on the backsquat wasn't perfect, I wanted it to be. Cleans are starting to look real preedy tho.

yea and the chinups and curls aren't happening, i can barely move now post balling..

Played pickup ball for ~3 hrs, only lost one game I think, so spend most of the time on the court. Bah, i'm spent now. i tried to run around at a fast pace to simulate game conditions.. but honestly I don't feel like this < 1/2 court stuff makes any difference in practice. Ah well it was fun at least. I worked on my finger rolls when driving hard inside and was making them pretty easily. hopefully i can do that in games too.

blah, too fatigued now. need to chill out and relax, unwind. had a nice long hot shower and washed my hair.. lol.. now i just i want to sit bak and watch playoff games but the torrent files are too big/too high quality and they dont load properly on the ps3. it just refuses to play them.. fucking useless.. i miss being able to watch games on youtube but the nba got the channels banned just before playoffs.. :(
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 12:25:47 pm by entropy »
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Week 1, Day 7
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2012, 08:13:38 am »
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Training
BP 1x87.5kg
BS 3,3,1 x110kg
DL 5x110kg

Fatigue: 7/10, Ankle: 8/10

BP wasn't happening today. Even unracking 80kg felt like death. My programming is obviously not working. I was trying to do 3x6, 3x5 and then 3x3 - but when it comes to 3x3 day i'm not recovered enough. So perhaps something has to give for next week.

DL catches up with SQ. Am feeling much better about my DL than I am about my BS. For the 3rd week in a row, i've been stuck on my squats, which is becoming frustrating. So long as my DL keeps going up, which I am guessing it will since DL doesn't care for BW as much as SQ does, i'll keep heart. If I can drive my DL workset up to 2*BW then my BS might just be cajoled upwards to 1.5BW for worksets.

I've been laying off running and jumping this weekend to allow my ankle to heal. I'm just going to take the next couple of days lightly and let the built up fatigue dissipate. For the last 20 days I don't think i've had a day of rest? Should be nice and fresh for Weds game if i take it easy the next coupla days.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2012, 05:13:26 pm »
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How often are you squatting?

If your squat is stagnating, it can be that you are over-trained/not fully recovered.  Make sure your squatting days, the day before you get enough sleep/eat well/ and rest or just light stuff for your lower body.  Nothing CNS intensive the day before, unless you are well adapted.  For me personally, I COMPLETELY rest before my lower body day, cuz without a fresh CNS, I can't squat for shit.
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