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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #585 on: May 12, 2019, 01:13:26 am »
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Faaack, I'm so bad at updating stuff with work. BUT I've been good about focusing on actually getting in better health and letting go of small things (like journal updates...)

Minor update:
Bought a pull-up bar a couple months ago. Figured that if I'm not doing a full routine or going to the gym I could use it on occasion. Have added it to small workouts, but since I'm living alone I've gotten in the habit of doing some pullups/pushups/squats any time I walk through the doorway between the living room and the main hallway. It's good stuff :)

Feel like an actual 6 pack is starting to slowly come back and I'm back up to about 8-10 pullups at a time while simultaneously doing leg raises, though it depends if I'm using neutral grip or wide grip.

niiice! that's a solid way to do it. that simple style of training can lead to some great gains, if done consistently.

keep it up! :strong:

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #586 on: May 20, 2019, 11:41:06 pm »
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Not a health/fitness update, more of a life update:

Short version: I'll be applying for a middle school teaching position tomorrow in a better paying school district to focus on me. Everyone wish me luck!

Long version: I've been working a high school job for the past 4 years and honestly it's been exhausting. High school age students are awesome to work with, but the excess of events outside of my normal contract hours has become unbearable. I haven't had a single week during the regular school year where I don't have at least one work commitment in the evening. More often than not it's at least 2-3 due to extra rehearsals/concerts/football and basketball band/region festivals/tours. All of this is separate from the extra work I have to do to plan lessons or do grading, which I mostly try to take care of during my planning period. Teachers measure their course load in "preps" or different classes that they have to prepare for. Ideally you have 2 or 3, maybe 4. Teaching English, that would be maybe 3 different freshman english classes, 2 sophomore classes, and maybe an honors english class. That would be considered 3 "preps."
.... I have 6 preps. Some are similar types of groups but none of them have the same instrumentation, and none of them perform the same music as each other.

Essentially, I've been spread thin for the past 4 years, and it's a big part of what's taken a toll on me physically and mentally (on top of separation from family, difficulty making friends in small-ish town with a schedule like that, and close relationships that have drifted apart partially due to my inaccessability)

Hoping to improve my health through more than just my food and exercise.

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #587 on: May 21, 2019, 12:32:19 am »
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good luck!
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

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

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #588 on: May 21, 2019, 11:54:38 pm »
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damn, sounds rough. those kinds of situations can really burn you out. i've been through a few myself.

sounds like a good move. hope you get it & get back to doing you. it'll feel so good to get that pressure/stress off of you.

peace!

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Re: Scrawny to Brawny Journal
« Reply #589 on: May 22, 2019, 01:22:32 am »
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good luck!
good luck!

I appreciate it! Yeah, I go home a lot and just kinda stare blankly. Didn't realize how severe it was until I took a break from girlfriend and realized just isolated I was. I didn't have much of a support group or close friends in town that I could go to, so most of the last 4 years my entire existence in Washington just feels like work. Not a good time. need to change that and make my life something I enjoy every day instead.