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Title: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 26, 2015, 10:21:56 pm
This will be my new journal now!

Basically for the last 2 years I've been slack and let the 9-5 life take over. I've gotten fat and lazy and want to get back to living a healthy lifestyle again. I'm still not going to go back to the gym because I don't enjoy it and life is too short to waste time doing stuff you don't want to do. However, I will be doing body weight exercises, playing basketball, and doing cardio through tempos/sprints. Most importantly I am modifying my diet by not overeating and limiting the amount of fast food I eat.

Current Weight- 96KG
Waist- 43 inches above the belly button/40 inches below the belly button.

Goals-
Lose weight & have a healthier lifestyle.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 26, 2015, 10:58:35 pm
This will be my new journal now!

Basically for the last 2 years I've been slack and let the 9-5 life take over. I've gotten fat and lazy and want to get back to living a healthy lifestyle again. I'm still not going to go back to the gym because I don't enjoy it and life is too short to waste time doing stuff you don't want to do. However, I will be doing body weight exercises, playing basketball, and doing cardio through tempos/sprints. Most importantly I am modifying my diet by not overeating and limiting the amount of fast food I eat.

Current Weight- 96KG
Waist- 43 inches above the belly button/40 inches below the belly button.

Goals-
Lose weight & have a healthier lifestyle.

nice man, sounds like you're about to get really serious & keep things simple. good combo.

looking forward to the progress.

pC!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on October 26, 2015, 11:26:14 pm
man, you did get big. good luck bringing back the healthy!  :highfive:

you got some steady work, though? that was one of your main stressors back in the day, if you got something good going then that's great.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 27, 2015, 12:55:04 am
I've just got big bones :trollface:

On a serious note I actually put on about 20kg of fat from drinking copious amounts of beer and lots of fast food. I knew I was getting heavier but because I wasn't playing sport anymore I didn't care. The realization that I was getting fat came around a month ago when I had to buy a complete new wardrobe of t-shirts for work. I was wearing Large shirts but I was being strangled so I had to upgrade to XL. After I bought the new shirts I felt alright but than last week I noticed a lot of my trousers weren't fitting anymore. I was sucking in my gut and the buttons popped so that's when I made a decision that I've got to change. When I measured my waist I was horrified. Type II Diabetes, cardiovascular issues, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and joint/tendon issues are all stuff that I'm exposing myself to by being this heavy. That and the fact that I feel embarrassed to take my shirt off these days as well :-[

On the job front it's going great. I love my job and I'm working in an office now, which has always been the goal. I know some people complain about 9-5 life being boring but compared to labouring or waking up at 3am each morning to work in a meat factory this is like winning the lottery. I've been working in the same job ever since I moved back to my home state in March 2014. That's one huge positive in my life and given me a lot of self-esteem as well as some financial security.

I finish work in a couple of hours and than I'm off to train. It's a beautiful afternoon here so I'm going to go down to the track and do some tempo runs. I was planning on doing some sets of 200m in 30 seconds with 10 minute rest between each set. However, I'm thinking that might be a bit too ambitious since I haven't been to the track at all for yonks. I'll do some tempo 100s instead.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 27, 2015, 07:21:26 am
TRACK-

Stretch/Warmup

100m- 15 seconds
9 minute rest
100m- 14 seconds
7 minute rest
100m- 14 seconds
7 minute rest
100m- 14 seconds
7 minute rest
100m- 14 seconds
7 minute rest
By this stage I was feeling like it was too easy so I decided to step it up a notch by lowering the rest down to 4 minutes.
100m- 14 seconds 4 minute rest
100m- 14 seconds 4 minute rest
100m- 14 seconds

It definitely lifted my heart rate taking the rest periods down to 4 minutes. 

Stretch/Cool down

This felt really good. The usual suspect (Achilles tendon) started feeling sensitive as soon as I rocked up to the track. However, my Achilles tendon plays up just sitting at work and getting off my chair in the office. I think it’s just something that I’m going to live with. I’m a real tight ass with my $$$ so I don’t really want to go and see Specialists or physios etc. but my self-diagnosis is that it’s just early arthritis or something because my ankles always crack whenever I’ve been sitting down for a while. Having a BMI of 30 also doesn't help so hopefully once I lose some weight it will take some of the stress of my tendons.

PARK-

Pullups- 3x2
Chin ups- 4x2
Sit ups- 10x2
Dips- 10x2

Bodyweight- 96KG
Waist- 40 inches


SORENESS-

Hamstrings
Calves/Achilles Tendon
Abs

I'll probably be sore tomorrow and I might've been a little overzealous jumping straight back into it but god damn I've missed running.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on October 27, 2015, 09:04:33 am
tendon injury =/= arthritis. also cracking your joints doesn't correlate with arthritis. i can crack a lot of my joints but only have arthritis in two of 'em.

but either way i bet losing some weight will help. pretty fast on those repeat 100s, btw, all things considered. but then you were always a speedy dude.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 27, 2015, 10:14:00 pm
Thanks LBSS!
My plan is to lose around 20kg (44lbs). That would leave me at 75kg (165lbs).

I actually woke up feeling fairly good today. My hamstrings and glutes are a bit sore but in a good way. My calves are sensitive but I’m still going to do some low intensity exercise today (walking) after I finish work.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 28, 2015, 08:07:55 am
CARDIO-
1 hour of walking


PARK-

 
Chinups- 5,4
Pullups- 3,3
Sit-ups- 11,10

Soreness-
Hamstrings/Glute- mild
Calves/Achilles Tendon
Abs
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 29, 2015, 06:40:54 am
BODYWEIGHT- 94KG

TRACK-

Stretch
Dynamic Warm Up

Run throughs-
5x50m building the pace up each rep from 70% 1st rep to 95% 5th rep

1x150m- 19.9
20 minutes rest
1x150m- 19.6

Fkn shit! Slow!!! These felt terrible I felt very tight definitely got a lot of work in front of me.

Rested another 10 minutes and did a couple of 200m.

1x200m- 29 seconds
10 minutes rest
1x200m- 30 seconds

Felt dead after this welcome back lactic!

Cool down/Stretch
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 30, 2015, 09:15:36 am
BODYWEIGHT- 94KG

SORENESS-
Hamstrings 
Glutes
Calves/Achilles Tendon

Cardio-
1 hour walk

Chin ups-
5,4,4

Pull ups-
3,2, 1 Really struggling with pullups. I wanted to do 3x3 but I’m too weak atm :(

Sit ups-
11x3

Back to the track tomorrow.


Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 30, 2015, 11:46:15 pm
TRACK-
Stretch/Dynamic Warm Up

1x200m 28.5 seconds
9 minutes rest
1x200m 29 seconds
Felt fucked so I called it a day.

I had planned to do 3x200m but by this stage I felt fucked and my glutes were locking up so I didn’t push myself. Shit work capacity atm but on the positive I slightly reduced my rest period period (9 minutes down from 10 minutes) and also ran them slightly faster so there was more intensity. So it wasn’t a complete waste of a session.

PARK-
Chin Ups- 5x3
Sit Ups- 12x3
Assisted pullups- 4,3,2 When I used to go to the gym there was a pull up machine that you could use to build up your strength but because I’m exercising in the park I just had to use my girlfriend to help push me up haha. That’s what I’ll be doing from now on when I say ‘assisted pullups’.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 31, 2015, 07:36:11 pm
Sunday 01/11/2015

REST DAY

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles

WEIGHT- 95KG
Waist- 42 inches around the top of belly button, 40 inches below belly button.
Estimated bodyfat according to Willoughby bodyfat calculator= 28% using 42 inch waist or 24.1% using 40 inch waist
http://clymer.altervista.org/bmi/
Can't wait to get back to sub 15% bodyfat!!!

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 02, 2015, 05:15:28 am
BODYWEIGHT- 94KG
MENTAL STATE- Good

TRACK-

Stretch/Dynamic Warm Up
Run throughs 5x50m

1x300m- 46.6
Omg 300m is too far!!!
15 minutes rest
1x300m- 49.1
Went out a bit too hard at the start and got to the 200m bend and felt fucked haha. It was one big struggle over the last 200m. By the 100m mark I wasn't even thinking of my legs I was just thinking of my arms and trying to keep the momentum going. OUT OF SHAPE BUT I WILL IMPROVE.

Warm down
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 02, 2015, 11:41:35 pm
great work on these sprints.. being admittedly out of shape and committing to these 150-300m sprints is no joke. out of shape 400's just make you wish you were dead.

keep it up@!!$

eventually we need jump rope, sprint, and hunched over sucking wind icons for these posts.

 :wowthatwasnutswtf:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 03, 2015, 12:46:21 am
Thanks man!
It's not much fun running when you're out of shape. My plan is to keep slowly building up the volume/reducing the rest periods. If I can consistently keep building up the intensity than what I'm doing now will feel like a walk in the park in a few months time.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 04, 2015, 07:07:49 am
BODYWEIGHT- 94KG
MENTAL STATE- GOOD
SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles- I've been doing a few stretches at work while in the office and I'm being cautious with the volume/building up the intensity gradually.


TRACK-

Stretch/Dynamic Warm Up
Run throughs 

1x150m 95%
Full recovery ~20 minutes
1x150m 95%

I went to the track by myself tonight so I didn't have my gf timing me but these felt a lot better/faster than my 150s last week. 1st rep was decent but the 2nd one felt amazing. Am obviously still out of shape but I made it further without feeling fucked and I felt a lot less tight/more relaxed, which is the aim.

PARK-

Sit ups- 15x3
I was too lazy to do any pull ups/chin ups but I'm going to make core a priority, which means being consistent with sit ups. I'll start adding in some leg raises soon as well. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 05, 2015, 07:51:05 am
Sit-Ups-

21x2
13x3

Just a rest day but I did some sit-ups.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 06, 2015, 07:57:42 am
WEIGHT- 93KG
I'm pleased. My aim is to lose 1kg a week. So far so good ;D

MENTAL STATE- Good

SORENESS-
Hamstrings- Felt a bit tight
Calves/Achilles Tendon

TRACK

Stretching/Dynamic Warm Up
Run Throughs

1x200m- 29 seconds
8 minutes rest
1x200m- 29 seconds
8 minutes rest-
31 seconds

Faded on the 3rd set but once again I reduced my recovery time by a minute so I'm building up the intensity. My glutes were soo sore after the 3rd rep- just lactic acid.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 08, 2015, 03:38:06 am
BODYWEIGHT- 92.5KG
Waist- 41 inches around the top of belly button, 39 inches below belly button.
Estimated body fat according to Willoughby bodyfat calculator= 27% using 41 inch waist or 22.9% using 39 inch waist.
http://clymer.altervista.org/bmi/

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles
Sore head- hangover

MENTAL STATE- Pretty good today but yesterday I ended up drinking a dozen beers. I also got a $483 fine from the police for failing to completely stop at a ‘STOP’ sign. $483 fine for a minor offence like that is unbelievable that's literally 3 days work just to pay off that fine. After the fine I was angry so I went to the botte-o , bought a carton and got pissed. I woke up today with a small hangover- slight headache and groggy.  I feel shit about drinking but what’s done is done and today is a new day. No point dwelling on it. Life goes on...

TRACK-

Stretching/Dynamic Warm Up
A couple of run throughs
1x300m- 46.8 seconds
15 minutes recovery
1x300m- 45.8 seconds
Warm down

300s are always a humbling experience. This time I managed to start feeling fucked when I got halfway around the bend instead of just approaching the bend. My aim is to reduce the recovery period down to 10 minutes and then I’ll add another set. Atm they take a lot out of me though to the point where I'm hunched over trying to spew.

I love running. If my body wasn’t so injury plagued/low work capacity I would love to run every day. For now I’ll just stick to training every 2nd day.

Lying Leg Raises-
10x3

Sit-ups-
20
16x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 10, 2015, 06:24:39 am
BODYWEIGHT- 92.5KG

SORENESS-


Achilles tendon/Calves- Feels worse in the left side now. I've been sitting down in the office doing a lot of stretching and calf raises. I also walked 5km yesterday so it appears that it's actually aggravated it more so it's worse than before :raging:

Mental State- Good. However, my Achilles/calves problem is driving me mental. I've been doing a lot of research into the causes and cures for it. I've come across a few interesting studies, such as this one:
http://lermagazine.com/article/achilles-tendinopathy-and-body-mass-index

"They found that the acute transverse strain response (calculated based on change in tendon thickness) of the Achilles tendon in the overweight group was almost half that of the low normal weight group, and hypothesized that the structural tendon changes associated with obesity impair the tendon’s ability to respond to load".

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23768275
"These findings suggest that obesity is associated with structural changes in tendon that impairs intra-tendinous fluid movement in response to load and provides new insights into the link between tendon pathology and overweight and obesity".

So basically being overweight increases the load, which is obvious. However, more concerning is that it also affects the ability of the tissues to take the load, which magnifies the problem. Hence, why being overweight/obese is such a prevalent cause for not just achilles issues but Orthopedic issues in general e.g. hip and knee replacement etc. 

But anyway back to training:

TRACK-

Stretching/Dynamic Warm Up
A couple of run throughs

1x50m fly
5 minutes rest
1x150m- felt good I maintained my speed well but the time was probably slow due to there being a strong headwind that I was running into.
20 minutes recovery
1x150m- Same story as the 1st 150m.

I had wanted to do a 200m but by this stage my left achilles was giving me a lot of pain so I stretched a bit and called it a day. I'm going to ice it tonight and give it complete rest tomorrow so hopefully it feels reasonable again in a couple of days. Rest does absolutely nothing for this injury. In the last 2 years I've done fuck all exercise or training and the problem is just as bad/if not worse now than it was before so the only thing I can do is just keep persevering and lose weight/strengthen & stretch calves/slowly increase the workload.

Lying Leg Raises-
11x3x2

Sit-Ups-
20x1
17x3 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 10, 2015, 11:16:28 am
getting drunk to deal with frustration is kind of worrisome, dude.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Raptor on November 10, 2015, 11:24:43 am
$483 fine for a minor offence like that is unbelievable that's literally 3 days work

My unemployment money is ~120 $ per month. 483$ would be more than 3 months of unemployment money.

Also, 483$ would be more than the highest salary I had in my life, per month.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 10, 2015, 06:32:58 pm
getting drunk to deal with frustration is kind of worrisome, dude.

Yeah I’ve had/got a drinking problem that I’m trying to overcome. There was a period in 2014 where I was drinking 72+ bottles of beer a week. Later in the year I cut that down to about 50 bottles a week and in the last month 6 months down to 25. Recently I’ve gone from drinking twice a week down to once a week and trying to restrict that once a week session to about 6 beers. Up until recently I didn’t really care that much about it because I would literally rather go out with mates and get drunk than play sport. If none of my mates felt like going out I’d drink by myself.  Apart from being overweight I turned 25 on the 13th of October so I thought that now’s a good time just to grow up and stop acting like a teenager. Hence, starting this journal and starting to exercise again.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 10, 2015, 06:38:07 pm
$483 fine for a minor offence like that is unbelievable that's literally 3 days work

My unemployment money is ~120 $ per month. 483$ would be more than 3 months of unemployment money.

Also, 483$ would be more than the highest salary I had in my life, per month.

It’s definitely a high price to pay. In Australia the unemployed get paid $520 a fortnight so it’s close to a fortnightly payment for somebody that is unemployed.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 11, 2015, 10:41:09 pm
BODYWEIGHT- 92.5KG

SORENESS-
Achilles/Calves- It would be stupid to run tonight given how much soreness I'm currently experiencing so I'm not running today.

MENTAL STATE- Good. I just signed up to the gym in my lunch break. I've decided to bite the bullet and start lifting weights again mostly because I won't always be able to do running. My plan is to do full body workouts 3 times a week. Maybe more just depends how motivated I remain.

Edit- Just got back from the gym!

Front Squats-
barx4
40x4
60x4x4 60kg actually felt heavy LOL!
I didn't really feel any DOMS. If anything my wrists were hurting more than my legs but I'm starting to feel my quads now.


Assisted Pullups (19kg)-

8x3
7x1 i wanted to get 8 reps but failed on the last one...

Barbell Rows-
20x12
30x12
40x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 13, 2015, 03:28:30 am
REST DAY-

Talked to soon about the lack of DOMS. I didn't even lift much or very heavy but my quads, chest, and upper back are all moderately sore. It's weird that my chest is sore considering all I did were front squats, pullups, and barbell rows (none of which predominantly use the chest). I've also got slight soreness in my groin- need to narrow my stance.

I also have a radiology appointment for my Achilles tendon for next Tuesday. I'm getting an ultrasound done and having it looked at by a doctor to get an official diagnosis. If the ultrasound shows enough thickening hopefully I can get some cortisone injections into it. They are feeling slightly better but that's just because I haven't run for 3 days. Tomorrow after I finish running it'll flare up again no doubt.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 13, 2015, 09:19:01 pm
BODYWEIGHT- 92KG

SORENESS-
Leg DOMS from lifting the other day. My quads feel soo tight!
Calves/Achilles- I've decided I'm not going to do any speed work (practicing starts, speed endurance e.g. the 2x150m) and just going to keep my running to intensive tempo. In the meantime I'm going to keep doing eccentric strengthening and stretching and hopefully the tissue starts recovering.

TRACK-
Stretching/Warm Up

1x200m- 28 seconds
7 minutes rest
1x200- 29 seconds
7:30 minutes rest
1x200m- 32 seconds. Fkn shit. I was fatigued so the last 100m felt like the last 100m of a 300. I need to push myself harder next time.

On the positive side the first couple of 200's were decent and once again I reduced my rest down by 1 minute on the 2nd rep and 30 seconds on the 3rd rep. I'm planning to reduce the rest period down another 30 seconds respectively for next week.

GYM-
I'll update this later tonight after I've gone to the gym. At this stage I'm thinking of just doing some benching.

Edit- Just got back from the gym.

Incline DB Bench-

10x12
16x12 3 sets

Bench-
barx12
40x8
60x5x3

Assisted Pullups-
9,9,9,6

Sit-Ups-
20x1
18x3 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 14, 2015, 06:17:11 pm
BODYWEIGHT- 92KG
Waist- 40 inches around the top of belly button, 38.5 inches below belly button.

Estimated body fat according to Willoughby bodyfat calculator= 25.1% using 40 inch waist or 22% using 38.5 inch waist.
http://clymer.altervista.org/bmi/

SORENESS-
Calves-Achilles- A lot less sore today than after my speed endurance workout last week, which is good.

Just a rest day today.

Edit- Ended up going for a walk ~5000 metres. Aggravated my achilles :uhhhfacepalm: No more walking for me!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Raptor on November 14, 2015, 07:09:56 pm
I'm at 100-101 cm at the top of belly button.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 15, 2015, 01:54:28 am
I'm at 100-101 cm at the top of belly button.

That's about 39.5 inches but you're 4kg heavier than me. You're probably around 20-22.5% bodyfat atm.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 16, 2015, 07:55:59 am
BODYWEIGHT- 91.5KG

SORENESS-
Quads
Calves/Achilles

TRACK-
Stretch/Warm Up

1x300m- 44.4 seconds- This felt pretty good. Initially I didn't feel that fatigued. 2 minutes later I was feeling it though.
15 minutes recovery
1x300m- 45.6 seconds- Not as good as the first rep. I had lactic in my glutes and hamstrings but it wore off after 10 minutes (not that I'm in the shape to do another 300 though). My lungs were feeling it as well.

I've got a love/hate relationship with 300's but I'm going to persist with them.

GYM-

I slacked off and just had a quick session of front squats.

Front Squats-

40x4
60x4
62.5x4x3

The squats felt easier today. Muscle memory no doubt.

I'll go to the gym tomorrow and do some back and core work.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 16, 2015, 10:09:25 pm
I had my ultrasound done today of my Achilles. Overall it was good news. Obviously there is some swelling but there were no tears that appeared on the ultrasound. There was also no calcification (hardening) of the tendons so it will be able to improve with conservative treatment.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on November 16, 2015, 10:32:53 pm
I had my ultrasound done today of my Achilles. Overall it was good news. Obviously there is some swelling but there were no tears that appeared on the ultrasound. There was also no calcification (hardening) of the tendons so it will be able to improve with conservative treatment.

Good news. What does that mean for your training?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 17, 2015, 12:28:18 am
I had my ultrasound done today of my Achilles. Overall it was good news. Obviously there is some swelling but there were no tears that appeared on the ultrasound. There was also no calcification (hardening) of the tendons so it will be able to improve with conservative treatment.

Good news. What does that mean for your training?

It means I don't have to take any time off running. I'm still not going to be doing speed work until it improves a bit more but it means I'll be able to train consistently and not have to worry about rupturing it. I'm keen as to run again today but I'm just going to go to the gym instead and run tomorrow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 17, 2015, 05:52:49 am
BODYWEIGHT- 91KG

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
62.5x5x3

Assisted Pullups-
10,10,8,8

Incline DB Press-
10x12
16x12x3

Rows-
40x12
50x12x2

Lying Leg Raises-
12x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 17, 2015, 09:39:59 am
are you gonna start doing any achilles- or calf-specific stuff? like eccentric calf raises, for example.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 17, 2015, 05:55:26 pm
are you gonna start doing any achilles- or calf-specific stuff? like eccentric calf raises, for example.

Yep. I've already been doing them several times a day. I went on google and researched a lot of physiotherapy stuff/watched youtube videos of how to perform them and various exercises etc.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on November 17, 2015, 06:54:46 pm
I had my ultrasound done today of my Achilles. Overall it was good news. Obviously there is some swelling but there were no tears that appeared on the ultrasound. There was also no calcification (hardening) of the tendons so it will be able to improve with conservative treatment.

Good news. What does that mean for your training?

It means I don't have to take any time off running. I'm still not going to be doing speed work until it improves a bit more but it means I'll be able to train consistently and not have to worry about rupturing it. I'm keen as to run again today but I'm just going to go to the gym instead and run tomorrow.

Nice. At least you can keep training.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 18, 2015, 06:52:28 am
BODYWEIGHT- 91KG

Soreness-
Achilles/Calves- My right leg is improving a lot. It's really mainly just my left leg now, which is the problem. No tears as mentioned but it's still a bit swollen. Just got to keep rehabbing it.

TRACK-
Stretch/Warm Up

1x200m- 28 seconds
6:30 minutes rest
1x200m- 29 seconds
7 minutes rest
1x200m- 31 seconds FOR FUCK SAKE!

I'm still struggling with that 3rd rep but once again my recovery times were reduced by 30 seconds. My fitness is slowly improving. 

15 minutes rest/walk around

1x100m didn't time but it was just a medium intensity effort.

GYM-

Front Squats-
40x4
60x4
65x4x3

Sit-Ups-
20x1
19x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 20, 2015, 05:52:22 am
WEIGHT- 91KG

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
65x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
18x12x3

Pullups-
11,10,9,8

Rows-
40x12
50x12
60x12
65x5x2

Lying Leg Raises
13x4

Ironically I'm going to a party tonight. I'll try to limit the beers.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 21, 2015, 03:05:43 am
WEIGHT- 91KG
Waist- 39.5 inches above the waist.
Bodyfat= 24.5%
Within the past month I've lost 5kg, 3.5 inches off my waist, and 5.1% bodyfat.

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles

TRACK-

Stretch/Warm Up-

1x100m- 14 seconds
walk back recovery
1x100m- 14 seconds
walk back recovery
1x100m- 14 seconds
walk back recovery
1x100m- 14 seconds

10 Minutes Rest

1x100m- 13.9 went out a bit too hard at the start
walk back recovery-
1x100m- 14.5 seconds (mid 14s the first 4 reps were all within 14.3 seconds)
walk back recovery-
1x100m- 14.5 seconds
walk back recovery-
1x100m- 15.5

DONE. Had a stitch and was feeling fatigued. Decent session. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Raptor on November 21, 2015, 07:46:01 am
Nice. Where do you live if you can do track work now in the Winter? Australia?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 21, 2015, 07:58:26 am
Nice. Where do you live if you can do track work now in the Winter? Australia?

Adelaide in Australia so it's summer here. Apart from being cold I could also train in the winter as well if I was motivated enough because it never snows in my city and it doesn't rain very much either (I live in the driest state in the driest continent on earth).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Raptor on November 21, 2015, 08:16:55 am
Damn... I like rain, a lot. So peaceful and makes you wanna sleep too. Plus the smell in the air is so good.

I would hate to live where you are.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 22, 2015, 04:13:29 am
Yeah I don't mind the rain during winter but now that I'm running again I hope it stays away ;D

BODYWEIGHT- 91KG

SORENESS-

Calves/Achilles- Not as bad as a couple of weeks ago.

TRACK-

Warm Up/Stretch

1x300m- 43.9 seconds
15 minutes rest
1x300m- 47.1 seconds shit. Cruised for way too long and didn't push myself enough over the last 100m.

Blocks/Starts-
3x10m
2x25m

I train at the Enfield Athletics Club and there were a bunch of U18s doing blocks so I joined in. I was talking to the coach and he's trying to get me to run for them but i'm too out of shape atm so I said maybe in a couple of months when I lose some more weight.

GYM-

Front Squat-

40x4
60x4
67.5x4x3
60x5

Sit-Ups-
20x4

Chin Ups
6,5
Assisted Chin-Ups
7

Apart from the 2nd 300m being fkn shit it was another decent session.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 22, 2015, 07:43:24 pm
BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles- Surprisingly I pulled up fairly well from yesterday.
Hamstrings- Probably from the starts but also the extra set of front squats could've contributed a bit.
Glutes- Same as hamstrings.
Groin- Tad bit of soreness on the left side.

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
67.5x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x12
20x10x3

Rows-
40x10
60x10
70x5x3

Assisted Pullups-
11,11,9,9

Lying Leg Raises-
14x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 24, 2015, 06:25:09 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG

SORENESS-
Hamstrings
Glutes
Groin
Calves/Achilles

MENTAL STATE-
Good. I was thinking about running all day at work today but physically my body was a bit banged up. I did step up the volume a bit this week (extra 8x100m) as well as heavier poundage and an extra set of front squats. I trained upper body yesterday but the only thing I feel was my lower body.

TRACK-
Stretch/Warm Up

1x200m- 28 seconds
Felt more tired than usual after this.
6 minutes rest
1x200m- 31 seconds LOL! Fkn pathetic.
I was actually feeling really sore as well but I was pissed off so I rested for 15 minutes than ran a 150.
150mx1- 20.8

Absolutely horrible session. I came i planning to do 3 sets of 200m with 6 minutes rest and than 6:30 minutes rest. My body just didn't want to do it. Mentally I was looking forward to this and I was even thinking of doing a 4th set with 10 minutes rest. But obviously my body just didn't want to corporate. Did the 150m and my body just didn't want to move.

GYM-

Front Squats-

40x4
60x4
70x4x3
60x5

I'm not going to the gym or running tomorrow I'm just going to rest.

Apart from the increased volume the only other factor I can think of is sleep/nutrition. I got 6 hours sleep and 7 hours sleep respectively on the 2 nights before this session. Optimally I should be getting 8-9 so I'm going to go to sleep earlier. Diet as well since I'm desperately trying to lose weight all I ate yesterday was 2 cans of tuna, a couple of bannanas, a small piece of chicken thigh and a protein shake. Today all I had at work was 2 cans of tuna and a couple of bananas. On the days I run I'm going to start eating some more carbs during my lunch. So with my tuna I'll just eat a couple of pieces of cheese on toast as well. I know it's pedantic but I really just want to get back into shape and be where I used to be.

Edit- With that said it took me 2 years to self-destruct myself into the skinnyfat Michelin man and I've only been back training for a month so I'm not panicking yet. Already lost 4% bodyfat and 3 inches off my waist just in the past month so realistically I'm progressing well.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 24, 2015, 08:39:06 am
+1 appropriate response to bad session.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 24, 2015, 09:33:26 am
sub-optimal sleep will obviously affect you but not as much as calorie restrictions. One day of calorie restriction might not be enough to cause too much of an impact, but subsequent days can kill your will to push yourself. Simply don't have any fast burning fuel in the gas tank. For important sessions where you care about your numbers, you have to fuel up (calories + hydration) good the day before.

I have ALOT of experience with calorie depleted sessions (dunking, running, lifting, etc). The real key is to acknowledge it early and not care about the numbers. You can still work on technique and go sub-max to get some work in. But even attempting max effort can be pretty impossible & take much longer to recover from.

I used to love dunking when very hungry.. I'd go without food for 6-8 hours or so (and just drink milk+coffee 30min before) to get this hungry-light-jittery-ampd feeling. However, the day before, i'd eat ALOT. So there are some tricks you can play but legitimate calorie depletion is only going to make you much less powerful.

you probably know that, but just stating it in case. If fat loss is such a primary goal right now, expect extremely zig-zag performance.

pC mutumbo!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 24, 2015, 05:51:30 pm
sub-optimal sleep will obviously affect you but not as much as calorie restrictions. One day of calorie restriction might not be enough to cause too much of an impact, but subsequent days can kill your will to push yourself. Simply don't have any fast burning fuel in the gas tank. For important sessions where you care about your numbers, you have to fuel up (calories + hydration) good the day before.

I have ALOT of experience with calorie depleted sessions (dunking, running, lifting, etc). The real key is to acknowledge it early and not care about the numbers. You can still work on technique and go sub-max to get some work in. But even attempting max effort can be pretty impossible & take much longer to recover from.

I used to love dunking when very hungry.. I'd go without food for 6-8 hours or so (and just drink milk+coffee 30min before) to get this hungry-light-jittery-ampd feeling. However, the day before, i'd eat ALOT. So there are some tricks you can play but legitimate calorie depletion is only going to make you much less powerful.

you probably know that, but just stating it in case. If fat loss is such a primary goal right now, expect extremely zig-zag performance.

pC mutumbo!

Thanks for the response. Fat loss is my primary concern atm so I guess I can just expect some erratic training sessions every now and then. But it’s good to know about loading up with calories the day before. I’m also similar in that I don’t like eating a lot on the day where I have to train. If it’s going to the gym than I’ll eat a lot or rugby training, but in regards to running or playing basketball the lighter my stomache the better. Same as game days for rugby.

I’m thinking of making Saturday’s a test day (meets are on Saturday’s when I start competing again) so I’ll load up on calories on the Friday and then just have a light breakfast/coffee before my test days. It was a bad training session, but in the long run I think this is sort of a blessing in disguise as I’ve just learnt a bit more about nutrition. I’m enjoying my rest day today :)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 24, 2015, 10:25:30 pm
sub-optimal sleep will obviously affect you but not as much as calorie restrictions. One day of calorie restriction might not be enough to cause too much of an impact, but subsequent days can kill your will to push yourself. Simply don't have any fast burning fuel in the gas tank. For important sessions where you care about your numbers, you have to fuel up (calories + hydration) good the day before.

I have ALOT of experience with calorie depleted sessions (dunking, running, lifting, etc). The real key is to acknowledge it early and not care about the numbers. You can still work on technique and go sub-max to get some work in. But even attempting max effort can be pretty impossible & take much longer to recover from.

I used to love dunking when very hungry.. I'd go without food for 6-8 hours or so (and just drink milk+coffee 30min before) to get this hungry-light-jittery-ampd feeling. However, the day before, i'd eat ALOT. So there are some tricks you can play but legitimate calorie depletion is only going to make you much less powerful.

you probably know that, but just stating it in case. If fat loss is such a primary goal right now, expect extremely zig-zag performance.

pC mutumbo!

Thanks for the response. Fat loss is my primary concern atm so I guess I can just expect some erratic training sessions every now and then. But it’s good to know about loading up with calories the day before. I’m also similar in that I don’t like eating a lot on the day where I have to train. If it’s going to the gym than I’ll eat a lot or rugby training, but in regards to running or playing basketball the lighter my stomache the better. Same as game days for rugby.

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I’m thinking of making Saturday’s a test day (meets are on Saturday’s when I start competing again) so I’ll load up on calories on the Friday and then just have a light breakfast/coffee before my test days.

nice! that sounds good.

Quote
It was a bad training session, but in the long run I think this is sort of a blessing in disguise as I’ve just learnt a bit more about nutrition. I’m enjoying my rest day today :)

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 26, 2015, 05:32:07 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles- They were getting better but I stalled my progress a couple of days ago when I stupidly ran a 150m with too much effort. I could've pushed through and trained it today but I decided just to let it rest.

MENTAL STATE-
Bad. Couldn't go to the track because of my left Achilles. I didn't want to go to the gym I just felt like hanging out with my work colleagues and going to the pub, but I went to the gym anyway.

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
70x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
16x12
20x12
22x8
24x6

Assisted Chin-Ups-
8x4

I just wasn't mentally in the mood to do any core work. I was just thinking of drinking beers and having dinner the whole time. Got through my bench stuff anyway. I'll go to the gym tomorrow and do some back work e.g. pullups/rows and some upright rows for traps. My diet was good today though and I also got a lot of sleep last night (9 hours) and went to a steakhouse last night as well, which was excellent.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 28, 2015, 01:45:50 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles

TRACK-
Stretch/Warm Up
I modified my Warm Up a bit, which seemed to help.
I'll stick with this from now on just to keep some consistency.

1x200m- 28 seconds
5:30 minutes rest
1x200m- 28 seconds
Nice.
10 minutes rest-
1x200m- 30.6 seconds

GYM-

Lying Leg Raises-
15x2

Roman Chair Crunch-
10x2

Assisted Pull Ups-
11,11,10,10

Dips-
bwx5

I had planned to do squats but than I want to run again tomorrow so I'll do squats tomorrow after running or my legs will just feel slow and heavy.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 29, 2015, 06:19:29 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG
WAIST- 39 inches
BODYFAT- 23.6%
http://clymer.altervista.org/bmi/

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles

TRACK-
1x100m- high 13 seconds
2 minutes recovery
1x100m- high 13 seconds
2 minutes recovery
1x100m- high 13 seconds
2 minutes recovery-
1x100m- high 13 seconds

10 minutes rest

1x100m- low 13 seconds
2 minutes recovery
1x100m- high 13 seconds
2 minutes recovery-
1x100m- 14.5 seconds
2 minutes recovery
1x100m- high 13 seconds

high 13 seconds= 13.6-13.9 range

Good session.

GYM-

Front Squat-
40x4
60x4
72.5x4x3
65x4
60x5

Assisted Chin-Ups-
9x4

Rows-
40x12
60x12
70x10x3

Sit Ups-
21x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 29, 2015, 10:41:12 am
man i'm slow, that's less than a second (or just over a second if you take the high end and add the 0.3 for HT) off my FAT PR.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 29, 2015, 09:20:03 pm
man i'm slow, that's less than a second (or just over a second if you take the high end and add the 0.3 for HT) off my FAT PR.

I’m slow myself at the moment as well.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on November 30, 2015, 05:46:38 am
man i'm slow, that's less than a second (or just over a second if you take the high end and add the 0.3 for HT) off my FAT PR.

What was your fat pr?  Your 60m was no greater than 8 when i trained w you, so im giessing no worse than 12.5 unless you had a bad race...

A second is a lot!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on November 30, 2015, 05:47:36 am
90kg.  And still not THAT slow in practice... do this right and you might get the benefits of hypergravity?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on November 30, 2015, 05:50:24 am
sub-optimal sleep will obviously affect you but not as much as calorie restrictions. One day of calorie restriction might not be enough to cause too much of an impact, but subsequent days can kill your will to push yourself. Simply don't have any fast burning fuel in the gas tank. For important sessions where you care about your numbers, you have to fuel up (calories + hydration) good the day before.

I have ALOT of experience with calorie depleted sessions (dunking, running, lifting, etc). The real key is to acknowledge it early and not care about the numbers. You can still work on technique and go sub-max to get some work in. But even attempting max effort can be pretty impossible & take much longer to recover from.

I used to love dunking when very hungry.. I'd go without food for 6-8 hours or so (and just drink milk+coffee 30min before) to get this hungry-light-jittery-ampd feeling. However, the day before, i'd eat ALOT. So there are some tricks you can play but legitimate calorie depletion is only going to make you much less powerful.

you probably know that, but just stating it in case. If fat loss is such a primary goal right now, expect extremely zig-zag performance.

pC mutumbo!

I can jump pretty high and run decently fast in short distances despite a full 24 hour fast the day before... i figure being 10bs less or so makes up for the lack of cals...

But i absolutely cant squat...  if i feed heavy the day before vs fast my squat can vary by easily 50lbs... other lifts suffer but not nearly like squat...  have you experienced this?  Any idea why?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 30, 2015, 06:58:39 am
90kg.  And still not THAT slow in practice... do this right and you might get the benefits of hypergravity?

I looked up hypergravity but it went over my head :-[
I'm just going to keep losing weight/fat and the results will come.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 30, 2015, 07:12:45 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG

SORENESS-
Achilles/Calves
Glutes
Hamstrings

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
72.5x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
16x12
20x12
22x10
24x7 I cheated on the last rep

Dips-
bwx6 man I'm weak.
bwx5 failure 10 seconds rest bwx1

Roman Chair Crunches-
16x2
10x2
I feel this more in my hip flexors and lower back than I do my abs. Not sure if I should persist with these...maybe I'll just stick to doing sit-ups twice a wee and once a week roman chair raises. I don't want to fuck up my groins.

Jump Rope-
3x50
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 30, 2015, 01:52:36 pm
man i'm slow, that's less than a second (or just over a second if you take the high end and add the 0.3 for HT) off my FAT PR.

What was your fat pr?  Your 60m was no greater than 8 when i trained w you, so im giessing no worse than 12.5 unless you had a bad race...

A second is a lot!

13.1 in first race, 13.0 in second race (i think).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 30, 2015, 05:34:29 pm
Talking about times is making me feel like wanting to jump into an All Comers meet this weekend and test my 200. I'll be satisfied with anything below 25 seconds.

Edit- It can be my speed endurance workout :D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on November 30, 2015, 08:11:07 pm
man i'm slow, that's less than a second (or just over a second if you take the high end and add the 0.3 for HT) off my FAT PR.

What was your fat pr?  Your 60m was no greater than 8 when i trained w you, so im giessing no worse than 12.5 unless you had a bad race...

A second is a lot!

13.1 in first race, 13.0 in second race (i think).

Weird.  Maybe nerves got you or maybe you just complete break down at the end of the 100m.  IIRC we ran a good many 60m together and youbwere not super far behind.  I think there was even one where you got a jump on me at the start and I was only able to barely edge you out at the end... Maybe im giving myself too much credit but I believe evem though I wasnt in shape at the time that I was still no worse than low 7s at the time...   Making you mid-high 7s...  I suspect you can run a lot faster than 13.0!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on November 30, 2015, 08:12:32 pm
Talking about times is making me feel like wanting to jump into an All Comers meet this weekend and test my 200. I'll be satisfied with anything below 25 seconds.

Edit- It can be my speed endurance workout :D

We should compete!  I still havent ran a turn on my surgerically repaired knee... If I get sub 25 it would be a big accomplishment for me as well... might do a rep in flats tomorrow..
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 30, 2015, 08:21:19 pm
Talking about times is making me feel like wanting to jump into an All Comers meet this weekend and test my 200. I'll be satisfied with anything below 25 seconds.

Edit- It can be my speed endurance workout :D

We should compete!  I still havent ran a turn on my surgerically repaired knee... If I get sub 25 it would be a big accomplishment for me as well... might do a rep in flats tomorrow..

Haha. I'll actually be disappointed if I run 25+. I mentioned last week that I was going to do test runs each Saturday so I may as well just test it in races. At least if I pull up sore I'll actually have a time/something to show for it instead of just a training run by myself.

How did your ankle pull up today?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 30, 2015, 09:42:00 pm
Talking about times is making me feel like wanting to jump into an All Comers meet this weekend and test my 200. I'll be satisfied with anything below 25 seconds.

Edit- It can be my speed endurance workout :D

cool, sounds like a good plan hah.

got me looking into meets: http://www.usatfmasters.org/getstarted.htm
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 01, 2015, 07:12:00 am
Thanks Adarq.

BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles

TRACK-

Warm Up Stretch

1x300m- 47.6 seconds
15 minutes rest
1x300m- 47.4 seconds

I don't know what was wrong with me today. It was just cold and wet (ironic since it was the first day of summer here in Australia). I had to work a couple of hours of overtime today and by the time I got to the track it was almost dark. I really didn't mentally feel like running 300s I just wanted to do 250s. I didn't push myself enough and I was barely tired after both runs and had no lactic acid or anything like that. I'm not going to worry too much about it and will just run tomorrow and do a couple of 200s.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 02, 2015, 06:09:47 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.5KG

SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles- I'm not running anymore until Saturday so that will give them 2 solid days of rest to rejuvenate.

TRACK-

Stretch/Warm Up

1x200m- 28 seconds
7 minutes rest
1x200m- 28 seconds
10 minutes rest-
1x200m- 29.5 seconds

It's the first 3x200m session that I've been able to get all 3 runs below 30 seconds :)

GYM-
I ate after my track session so I was feeling bloated so I only ended up doing squats.

Front Squats-
40x4
60x4
75x4x3
65x4
60x5

Jump Rope-
60x3

I'll go to the gym tomorrow and do chest, pullups and some core work and than have a rest day on Friday before my 200m meet on Saturday.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 04, 2015, 01:18:04 am
I'm my own worst enemy. I didn't end up going to the gym yesterday. Instead I ended up going to the pub with a couple of my mates and got sloshed and finished off the night with KFC. I did have a great night but as for weight loss/athletic progress it was horrible. That and I woke up with a hangover and a throat feeling like an ashtray. My work already had its Christmas function last Saturday night so my aim is to make it up to Christmas now without having a single beer or shot. Moderation doesn't work for me but it's Friday night tonight and I'm staying home no matter how many people call me to come out. Same as tomorrow night. I'm off to the gym now!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: maxent on December 04, 2015, 04:54:19 am
Dont stress it bro, one day's not going to make or break your hard work of weeks. Just take the next one in stride and keep going.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 04, 2015, 05:58:20 am
Dont stress it bro, one day's not going to make or break your hard work of weeks. Just take the next one in stride and keep going.

Thanks maxent!
I felt so shit today. Apart from the KFC last night I had a yiros and McFeast meal as well but it's the beers, which I'm most disappointed with. I'm not going to dwell on it anymore though. 

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
75x5x3

Incline Bench-
12x12
16x12
20x12
24x5x3

Sit Ups-
22x4

Dips-
bwx6x2
bwx3

Chin Ups-
6x3

Assisted Pull Ups-
12,11,10,10

It was a pretty good gym session did everything that I set out to do so can't complain.

I've got a meet tomorrow night for the 200m. It should be fun but I'm not really looking forward to seeing people and being slow and having them be like WTF happened to you!? I'm not going to stress about it though because the main thing is I'm just exercising again and slowly losing weight/trying to live a better lifestyle despite last nights antics.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on December 04, 2015, 11:32:01 am
good luck in the meet!  :almostascoolasnyancat:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 04, 2015, 01:36:46 pm
I've got a meet tomorrow night for the 200m. It should be fun but

nice ya just have fun.. In the end it'll be a good tool to motivate you even further to stay focused. My 20:06 5k has been some serious fuel so far :) I've always turned let downs into fuel, that's one thing i've done right in life.



Quote
I'm not really looking forward to seeing people and being slow and having them be like WTF happened to you!? I'm not going to stress about it though because the main thing is I'm just exercising again and slowly losing weight/trying to live a better lifestyle despite last nights antics.

I imagine people on here have asked that about me.. 8| I can't dunk right now and I don't lift like I used to. Some people slip because of injuries (the worst, sucks ;/). I've never let myself slip until the past 3 years. I let myself slip "just like you", except my downfall was letting work dominate my life (which includes eating too much, especially with work colleagues). That ballooned me up to some 207 lb. fatass (for me, 207 is obese) unix nerd whose legs would die running 100 yards, living on mostly < 5 hours sleep, and who felt like he was going to have a heart attack while trying to go to sleep. wtf? The worst period of my life, by far.

We can't change how we are right now, too late. We can change how we perform/feel 6 months from now though.

In terms of healthy lifestyle.. man you are going to thank yourself a few years from now. HEH! Fuck slipping up.

pc man, have fun in that meet!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 04, 2015, 07:47:09 pm
Thanks guys! ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 05, 2015, 06:02:27 am
BODYWEIGHT- 91KG :uhhhfacepalm:
WAIST- 39 inches
BODYFAT- 23.4%
SORENESS- Calves/Achilles- they were improving but I think the jump rope I did this week aggravated them.

I ran my 200m and it was pretty disappointing in the end.
25.59 FAT
I guess apart from being fat I haven't done any speed work or speed endurance because it's been aggravating my achilles too much so all my training has just consisted of intensive tempo, which helps with fitness but not with getting faster. Oh well plenty of time to tweak things. This is complete broscience but I've been thinking perhaps an extra 1% bodyfat equats to an extra 0.1 seconds in the 100m. So if I lost 10% bodyfat that should lead to a loss of 1 second on my 100m, which would lead to a 2 seconds loss on my 200m assuming I'm in shape.

GYM-

Front Squats-
40x4
60x4
77.5x4x3

Rows-
40x10
60x10
70x10
80x10x2

Sit Ups-
23x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 06, 2015, 06:43:03 am
SORENESS-
Achilles/Calves- Expected this because of the speed endurance yesterday. I was also reviewing my log and I realised that my achilles was improving when I was only running every 2nd day so it's probably running consecutive days, which has been hampering the recovery.

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
77.5x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
18x12
22x8
26x5x3

Chin Ups-
7,7,6

Assisted Pull-Ups-
12,12,11,10

Sit Ups-
23x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on December 06, 2015, 07:31:06 pm
Lol, your broscience bodyfat estimates are pretty entertaining...  Think of it more in terms of weight... sprinting is tough to calculate but as far as simple vertical displacement with equal power its pretty accurate actually tonestimate just using a ratio of weights...  for example your 200 lbs and if you cut to 180 then 200/180 = 1.11.  So you would have an increase of vertical displacement increase of about 11%.   

Ive run fat and skinny and buff and I can tell you raw weight hurts more in the 200 and 400 whether its fat or muscle...  from my personal experience I think if you get under 180 your un 23.x.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 06, 2015, 08:51:43 pm
Lol, your broscience bodyfat estimates are pretty entertaining...  Think of it more in terms of weight... sprinting is tough to calculate but as far as simple vertical displacement with equal power its pretty accurate actually tonestimate just using a ratio of weights...  for example your 200 lbs and if you cut to 180 then 200/180 = 1.11.  So you would have an increase of vertical displacement increase of about 11%.   

Ive run fat and skinny and buff and I can tell you raw weight hurts more in the 200 and 400 whether its fat or muscle...  from my personal experience I think if you get under 180 your un 23.x.

We'll test the 11% vertical displacement in real life. There are All Comers events in my city all up the way up to March. In 4 months I should be able to lose 20lbs. The biggest challenge atm is dealing with my Achilles, which is severely comprimising my training. Although, untrained I’ve run 23.x before doing nothing but rugby and weights so weight loss alone should result in much improved performance.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2015, 06:35:55 am
SORENESS-
Calves/Achilles
Hamstrings

TRACK-
I was planning to do 3x200m but than after the meet on Saturday I felt like doing 100s instead.

Stretch/Warm Up

1x100m- 13.0
4 minutes rest
1x100m- 13.1
4 minutes rest
1x100m- 13.1
4 minutes rest
1x100m- 13.2
4 minutes rest
1x100m- 13.2
4 minutes rest-
1x100m- 13.1
4 minutes rest
1x100m- I tweaked my hamstring. My hamstrings were feeling sore after the weekend and already during the session I was planning not to lift weights tonight but I pushed myself because I wanted to keep up the low 13 speed. Between the 40m-50m mark I felt my right hamstring pull.

I won't be able to run or do any squats for a couple of weeks now. Full speed sprinting is probably out of the question for at least a month. This is just typical I never listen to my body. During my warm up my right hamstring was already feeling tight but I tried to work through it, which was a mistake. I should've just called it a day after the 4th rep but instead I had planned to do 8 100s. At the very least I should've reduced the speed but my ego/head said otherwise to my detriment. #Injuryprone
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2015, 08:14:54 am
Apart from the gym I might also turn my attention back to my vertical and dunking again as well- that is why I joined this site in the first place. Obviously I'd need to get lighter though otherwise I'll just destroy my achiles/joints.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phm5-PbNEUM
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2015, 05:43:11 pm
I struggled to sleep last night because of my hamstring. I think I've actually torn it instead of just tweaked it. I iced it last night and there's no bruising but I can't walk properly or bend over so it's fucked. All I can do now is focus on my diet. I do love running but I"m becoming disillusioned with it. This is the 3rd hamstring tear in 4 years that I've had now. I'm thinking of playing social basketball now instead because this is just mentally and physically fucking me.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 07, 2015, 11:05:44 pm
I struggled to sleep last night because of my hamstring. I think I've actually torn it instead of just tweaked it. I iced it last night and there's no bruising but I can't walk properly or bend over so it's fucked. All I can do now is focus on my diet. I do love running but I"m becoming disillusioned with it. This is the 3rd hamstring tear in 4 years that I've had now. I'm thinking of playing social basketball now instead because this is just mentally and physically fucking me.

fuck.... ;/

you said it in one of your previous posts, got to listen to your body man.. right now rest up, don't mess with it. hopefully it's not as bad as you think it is.

when you're healthy again (in the near future), pin your recent post about ego/listening to your body and use it to help keep you in check. the most important thing in this hobby of ours is staying healthy. We MUST keep that as our #1 priority. Once you're healthy again (and you will be), don't let yourself make this mistake again. If we get hurt in an actual competitive event, it makes more sense; but not in training. We all fall victims to this (overdoing it in training). I know I have several times. It's always on my mind, i'm always trying to stay healthy. It's kind of like putting our hands on a stove but instead of it feeling hot/burning us, it feels great and then burns us.

I partially tore a hamstring tendon at the insertion loong ago.. around 2009. That really sucked but eventually it healed and I could go 100% on it. I imagine you feel like you tore yours at the muscle belly?

pc
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2015, 11:33:05 pm
I struggled to sleep last night because of my hamstring. I think I've actually torn it instead of just tweaked it. I iced it last night and there's no bruising but I can't walk properly or bend over so it's fucked. All I can do now is focus on my diet. I do love running but I"m becoming disillusioned with it. This is the 3rd hamstring tear in 4 years that I've had now. I'm thinking of playing social basketball now instead because this is just mentally and physically fucking me.

fuck.... ;/

you said it in one of your previous posts, got to listen to your body man.. right now rest up, don't mess with it. hopefully it's not as bad as you think it is.

when you're healthy again (in the near future), pin your recent post about ego/listening to your body and use it to help keep you in check. the most important thing in this hobby of ours is staying healthy. We MUST keep that as our #1 priority. Once you're healthy again (and you will be), don't let yourself make this mistake again. If we get hurt in an actual competitive event, it makes more sense; but not in training. We all fall victims to this (overdoing it in training). I know I have several times. It's always on my mind, i'm always trying to stay healthy. It's kind of like putting our hands on a stove but instead of it feeling hot/burning us, it feels great and then burns us.

pc

Yeah it was such a stupid thing to do especially just in training. I should've just kept doing intensive tempo and built up my base whilst losing weight and gaining my weight room strength back. My hamstring feels dreadful now. I can't walk without limping but it's not bruised. I probably have a Category II tear.

I saw this post in another thread but this pretty much sums it up for me:

"Sprinters have a tendency to go too fast in training--I know I do, and I know others who do. In my case, the "season" here up north is short and I am impatient to run fast quickly. That's a recipe for injury, and it happens all the time with sprinters.

There is a BIG catch-22 in sprint training: the better your sprinting form, the less likely you are to get injured; but you need to train a lot during a period of bad form in order to achieve good form, which is a recipe for injury. So slowly building up in the sprints to good form, AND THEN MAINTAINING THE TRAINING is essential, as that is the way to really avoid injury. The problem is that people take breaks, and resume training with bad form, and get injured, and then stop sprint training altogether.

Because of the injury cycle related to sprint training and the pain of overdistance training, almost no post-collegians train for sprints, and unless you can take a break in the middle of the day to train with college or pro guys, you will be training largely alone, which can suck.

So bad form combined with a built-in desire to go too fast and a bad pain profile sets up the perfect storm for injury, which repeats itself, and is a drag to deal with, especially alone as sprinters often have to".

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4184073&page=1


This year has just been really bad. Barely played rugby and managed to break my cheekbone. Barely did any physical activity, yet somehow developed Achilles tendinitis. Barely went back to running and managed to pull my hamstring :(

Edit- Just saw your edit. I'm not sure where the insertion point is but my pain is around the middle of the hamstring. I'm definitely taking your advice and just resting it though.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 12, 2015, 01:54:49 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.1KG

5 days later and I can finally walk without limping. I lasted 8 days without drinking as well but I slipped up last night and had 7 beers and a couple of barcadi and cokes. I'm supposed to go to my girlfriends sisters party tonight but I might just stay home and watch The Wire instead because I know if I go out I won't be able to resist getting on the piss. I'm planning to hit the gym up again now that my hamstring is letting me walk again- obviously just stick to upper body lifting for now though.

13th December-
Bodyweight- 89.9KG
Waist- 38.5 inches
Bodyfat- 22.8%
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 12, 2015, 08:46:21 am
good to hear about the hamstring. did it ever end up bruising? do you think it's going to heal up faster than you initially expected?

also..  :highfive: @ The Wire.. such a great show. What season are you on?

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 12, 2015, 06:28:18 pm
good to hear about the hamstring. did it ever end up bruising? do you think it's going to heal up faster than you initially expected?

also..  :highfive: @ The Wire.. such a great show. What season are you on?

pc!

Well initially when I tore it there wasn't that much pain compared to the one I had in 2012 so I thought it was only going to take a couple of weeks or a month at most to heal. I woke up the next day and it felt a lot worse than the day before and I was limping and this continued on from Tuesday morning to Friday when I could finally walk freely. However, there was no bruising so I know it can't be that severe. My achilles (left one mainly) is still giving me issues I need to do more eccentric loading with it to try and heal it up.

The Wire is such a boss show. I ended up binge watching The Wire last night and finished Season 3 but I've actually seen the whole series before. In terms of favorite Seasons for me it's 3,4,1,5,2.

http://pastebin.com/Kzg4akYP
http://pastebin.com/Xw5Cd2KF
The more I watch The Wire the more I end up hating Carcetti.  Watching Season 3 it's hard watching Stringer continually ignore Marlo as a threat and think he can civilize people. After playing Brother Mouzone he was always on borrowed time, but under Stringer's watch the Barksdale organisation fell apart because he tried to run it as a business and lost sight of the fact that it was violence and reputation that was what got them there and kept people in check. You could see he had completely lost his mind when he asked Slim Charles to hit Senator Davis.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 13, 2015, 12:16:31 am
ya I think everyone's least favorite season is s2.. hah.

s3 is when Marlo & Snoop are introduced right? That season and the next, are nuts.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 13, 2015, 06:21:31 am
ya I think everyone's least favorite season is s2.. hah.

s3 is when Marlo & Snoop are introduced right? That season and the next, are nuts.

Yep that's S3 but you don't see much of Snoop in S3.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 19, 2015, 06:42:54 am
It's been a couple of weeks since I been to the gym but I went today. It's also been hotter than usual in my city with the past 4 days all being over 40 degrees Celsius, which is 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
72.5x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
10x8
14x8
16x8
18x8
20x8

Hammer Strength Bench-
20x12
40x10
60x8
62.5x8

Jump Rope-
50x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on December 19, 2015, 12:04:51 pm
the place where mcnulty buys the ribbon in the last season is my ex's old grocery store. it's right next to hopkins undergrad campus.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 19, 2015, 07:40:30 pm
the place where mcnulty buys the ribbon in the last season is my ex's old grocery store. it's right next to hopkins undergrad campus.

Funny you should mention that as I'm up to watching season 5 now. 'So one thieving politician trumps 22 dead bodies? Good to know'.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 21, 2015, 07:29:50 am
GYM-

Rows-

40x10
60x10
65x10
70x10
80x5

Assisted Pull-Ups-
11x4

Fly Machine Deltoids-
20x10
30x10x2

Chin Ups-
5x3

Jump Rope-
60x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 21, 2015, 08:08:24 pm
It's been a couple weeks since I tore my hamstring. I'm playing in a 3 v 3 basketball tournament in 4 days time. I haven't even tried running yet so hopefully my body holds up :-X
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on December 21, 2015, 09:07:20 pm
It's been a couple weeks since I tore my hamstring. I'm playing in a 3 v 3 basketball tournament in 4 days time. I haven't even tried running yet so hopefully my body holds up :-X

Haha. Good luck mate. Just ease your way into it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on December 21, 2015, 11:36:38 pm
It's been a couple weeks since I tore my hamstring. I'm playing in a 3 v 3 basketball tournament in 4 days time. I haven't even tried running yet so hopefully my body holds up :-X

careful.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on December 22, 2015, 11:25:23 am
It's been a couple weeks since I tore my hamstring. I'm playing in a 3 v 3 basketball tournament in 4 days time. I haven't even tried running yet so hopefully my body holds up :-X

careful.

Ive been through a hamstring rupture and at least 5 hamstring strains...

Before that tournament starts you need to get yourself to a prone hamstring curl machine and ideally a hip rotory or extension machine which uses the hanstring as a hip extensor.

Carefully, start each machine at easy weight and do 5 controlled reps with each leg and raise the weight.  If there is pain on the injured leg stop and dont play in a bball tournament or do any other sports where dynamic activity is required.  Additionally if the injured leg isnt pretty damn close in strength to the uninjured leg follow the same rules.  Some say 80-90% strength balance but I would just go by the following rule: if your injured leg cant do the movement at the pin set at X lbs and your healthy leg can then raise the weight one more time...  if the healthy leg can easily do this greater weight your not ready.  If the healthy leg can barely do it raise the weight again and give an honest effort... if you can get 5 reps out your not ready...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 23, 2015, 05:44:27 am
I went to the gym but didn't do any training just used the leg curl machine. My right leg (the one I torn) is much weaker than my left one and I still haven't even tried to jog, let alone run. Looks like I'll need to pull out :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 23, 2015, 08:33:45 pm
The other issue is my Achilles. They actually seem to be getting worse! WTF! I had ultrasounds done on it and the results came back showing only mild degeneration. I'm starting to think that perhaps it could be a vascular issue. I can't train today because my gyms closed but I'll do chest next session.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 26, 2015, 07:55:35 am
I ended up playing in the 3 on 3 tournament. $1000 prizemoney was the reward for the winning team. I ended up playing 4 games (each game was 10 minutes). We won 2 games, drew 1 and than lost in the semi-final. I played okay. Most of our points came from my friend Kwame who's 6'8 and plays state league. In 1 game I scored 8 points but my role was just shutting down the other teams point guard and playmaking. The game was only played within the 3 point line so my hamstring didn't give me any issues since there wasn't enough room to build up much speed. My achilles were killing so I just made sure I kept standing the whole time in between games so they didn't seize up.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 27, 2015, 09:39:30 am
Not much to add training wise. I got sore glutes after playing ball yesterday, which is surprising. I won't be training for at least 3 days as I'm going interstate on a vacation.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 01, 2016, 03:13:45 am
BODYWEIGHT- 90.7KG

GYM-


Bench-
barx12
60x8
75x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
16x8
18x8
20x8
22x8

Hammer Strength Incline Bench-
40x10
60x10
65x10

Jump Rope-
70x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 07, 2016, 05:49:36 am
Rows-

40x10
60x10
70x10
75x10
85x7

Chin Ups-
6,5,5

Jump Rope-
80x3

Just a quick workout. I'll start squatting again soon. I'm playing pickup on the weekend as well. I been lazy as fuck lately but besides drinking too much I've been good on my diet and still maintaining a ~90kg weight.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 09, 2016, 02:41:19 am
GYM-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
77.5x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
16x9
18x9
20x9
22x9

Hammer Strength Incline Bench-
40x10
60x10
65x10

Chin-Ups-
6x3

Jump Rope-
90x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 11, 2016, 05:34:28 am
Conditioning-

1x200m- 30.7
5 minutes rest
1x200m- 30.5
8 minutes rest
1x200m- 31.9

Gym-

Front Squats-

40x3
60x3
70x3
75x3
75x1
I was getting insane DOMS especially in my quads so I pulled out of this. Had planned to do 75 for 3 sets of 3 reps but fuck it.

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 10 reps working up from 12-40kg (the machine is 7kg implements e.g. 12, 19, 26, 33, 40).

Jump Rope-
100x3
I'm enjoying the jump rope. I need to strengthen up/condition my calves and achilles and this seems to be helping. Mind you I still got this achilles problem but it's manageable.

My legs are probably going to be sore tomorrow. That was the first time I've been out running/squatting since I tore my hamstring just over a month ago.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 12, 2016, 03:20:24 am
Gym-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5x3

Assisted Pullups-
13x2
12x2

Jump Rope-
110x3
Jump rope was pretty hard because my legs felt dead from yesterday.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 16, 2016, 09:36:26 pm
Rows-
40x10
60x10
75x10
80x10
85x8
90x5

Chin Ups-
7,6,6,5

Jump Rope-
80x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 19, 2016, 06:49:48 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
82.5x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
16x10
18x10
20x10
22x10

Hammer Strength Incline Bench-
40x10
60x10
67.5x10

Jump Rope-
85x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 21, 2016, 09:28:45 am
Jump Rope-
90x4

Front Squat-
40x3
60x3
70x3
77.5x3
75x3
70x3

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 10 starting at 19kg 1st set up to 47kg last set.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 21, 2016, 10:34:42 am
how's the achilles & hamstring doing?

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 22, 2016, 06:44:41 am
how's the achilles & hamstring doing?

pc!

The achilles is an ongoing issue and varies in pain from day to day. My hamstring is going well, but I haven't done any accelerations or max effort runs. I didn't log on my journal, but I did play pick up basketball for an hour last Sunday and I pulled up with no soreness or anything  so it's probably fine now. Touch wood :-X
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 22, 2016, 08:31:01 am
how's the achilles & hamstring doing?

pc!

The achilles is an ongoing issue and varies in pain from day to day. My hamstring is going well, but I haven't done any accelerations or max effort runs. I didn't log on my journal, but I did play pick up basketball for an hour last Sunday and I pulled up with no soreness or anything  so it's probably fine now. Touch wood :-X

niiice!! if you get the urge to sprint some time soon, just keep it submax for a few months. you'll be able to get more work in that way, while achieving more fat loss & better preparedness.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 22, 2016, 08:44:09 am
how's the achilles & hamstring doing?

pc!

The achilles is an ongoing issue and varies in pain from day to day. My hamstring is going well, but I haven't done any accelerations or max effort runs. I didn't log on my journal, but I did play pick up basketball for an hour last Sunday and I pulled up with no soreness or anything  so it's probably fine now. Touch wood :-X

niiice!! if you get the urge to sprint some time soon, just keep it submax for a few months. you'll be able to get more work in that way, while achieving more fat loss & better preparedness.

pc!

Thanks adarq. My natural inclination is always to push 2 hard 2 soon, but at 200lbs+ I can't sprint atm anyway haha. I got a message from my rugby club as well today asking if I was keen to have a run this year, but I said at this stage probably not. Than again that's what I've said since 2013 and I've kept coming back so who knows.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 22, 2016, 08:45:01 am
Deadlift-

60x3
100x3
120x3
130x1

Rows-
40x10
60x10
80x10
82.5x10
87.5x10
92.5x5

Jump Rope-
95x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 23, 2016, 01:48:41 am
Bodyweight- 91.6

Conditioning-
1x200m- 30.6
5 minutes rest
1x200m- 29.3
8 minutes rest-
1x200m- 30.7

Assisted Pull-Ups
13,13,13,12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 24, 2016, 07:17:47 am
Played pickup for 2 hours. Had to stop playing because I could feel my feet starting to get blisters. It was a good session though.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 25, 2016, 08:26:56 am
Bench-

barx12
60x8
75x5
85x5x3

Incline DB Bench-
18x8
20x8
22x8
24x8

Hammer Strength Incline-
40x10
60x10
70x10

Chin-Ups-
7x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 28, 2016, 05:47:42 am
BW- 91.4- I slacked off over the Christmas/New Years period but back on the grind now. Can't wait to be back consistently in the 80's region.

Conditioning-
1x200m- 28.9
5 minutes rest
1x200m- 29.0
8 minutes rest-
31.6 :(

Front Squat-
40x3
60x3
70x3
80x3
80x3
75x3

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 10 starting at 26kg increasing by a pin each time.

Jump Rope-
4x100
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 29, 2016, 09:27:18 am
Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
125x3
135x1

Chin-Ups-
8,7

Just had a short session today. I'm planning to go back to the gym 2moro and do some rows/assisted pull-ups.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 30, 2016, 04:14:45 am
You never know how someone's day has been...I just got in a road rage where obviously I lost my temper after a 6'2+ foot truck driver jumped out the truck with a wrench and confronted me. I jumped out to confront him and he started swinging.  Well I'm no saint so I punched him in the jaw and he went to sleep. I tried to revive him and I couldn't so I called an ambulance and when they came on the scene they said he had no oxygen going to the brain and he wasn't breathing. They had to make an incision in his throat with some tube to make him breath and gave him an adrenaline shot. I followed them to he hospital where police were waiting on the scene.

Thankfully there were witnesses who came to the hospital to make a statement that I reacted in self defence but at the end of the day I'm more worried about the guy. I wasn't arrested due to me coming to the hospital and the witnesses report just have to wait now to see what happens to the guy...hopefully he wakes up!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: maxent on January 30, 2016, 04:15:20 am
^shit!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 30, 2016, 04:31:05 am
^shit!

Yeah I might have a civil court case coming up. At least it is't criminal!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on January 30, 2016, 01:19:51 pm
jesus dude. hope the guy comes out of it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Dreyth on January 30, 2016, 02:32:38 pm
damn!

thread title...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 31, 2016, 07:55:20 am
I got a call from the police today and they said the man is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. He doesn't want to press charges or pursue any legal action so it's the end of the matter. I'm going to use this as a lesson to remain calm in the future because life is precious and I've worked to hard in my life just to throw it all away with some poor choices.

Gym-
I didn't go to the gym this weekend, but I'm going to make up for it during the week. 

I played pick-up ball tonight for 3 hours. My feet are sore again, but it was a really good session. Had a couple of ABA players (semi pro Australian league) down at the courts so it was a challenge guarding them and all their cuts.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 01, 2016, 02:05:13 am
Bodyweight- 91.0

Rows-
40x10
60x10
80x10
85x8
90x8
95x5

Assisted Pull-Ups-
14,13,13,13

Jump Rope-
105x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on February 01, 2016, 02:26:43 am
I got a call from the police today and they said the man is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. He doesn't want to press charges or pursue any legal action so it's the end of the matter. I'm going to use this as a lesson to remain calm in the future because life is precious and I've worked to hard in my life just to throw it all away with some poor choices.

Mate glad this one worked out. Can imagine it would have been a pretty full on week for you.

Great lesson to take out of it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 01, 2016, 03:57:39 am
I got a call from the police today and they said the man is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. He doesn't want to press charges or pursue any legal action so it's the end of the matter. I'm going to use this as a lesson to remain calm in the future because life is precious and I've worked to hard in my life just to throw it all away with some poor choices.

Mate glad this one worked out. Can imagine it would have been a pretty full on week for you.

Great lesson to take out of it.

Yeah I felt terrible. I'm relieved it's over and he's okay.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on February 01, 2016, 04:32:19 am
I got a call from the police today and they said the man is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. He doesn't want to press charges or pursue any legal action so it's the end of the matter. I'm going to use this as a lesson to remain calm in the future because life is precious and I've worked to hard in my life just to throw it all away with some poor choices.

Mate glad this one worked out. Can imagine it would have been a pretty full on week for you.

Great lesson to take out of it.

Yeah I felt terrible. I'm relieved it's over and he's okay.

I can imagine. Good on you for your actions though. Takes a lot to think clearly in a time of need.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 02, 2016, 08:38:53 am
Bodyweight- 90.7

Front Squat-
60x3
72.5x3
82.5x3
82.5x3
77.5x3

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 11 starting at 26kg and increasing by 1 pin each time

Chin ups-
8,8

Jump Rope-
110x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 04, 2016, 07:05:23 am
Conditioning-
1x200m- 31.7
5 minutes rest
1x200m- 30.7
7 minutes rest-
1x200m- 30.4

Gym-

Bench-
barx12
60x8
75x5
87.5x5x3
Almost benching my bodyweight again for 5 reps. I've previously done 100kg for 5 reps weighing around 77kg so I've still got room for improvement considering I'm 13.5kg heavier now (although majority of that weight is just water and fat :()

Incline DB Bench-
18x9
20x9
22x9
24x9

Hammer Strength Incline-
40x10
60x10
72.5x10

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 05, 2016, 08:49:26 am
Deadlift-

60x3
100x3
130x3
140x1

Chin Ups-
9,8

Leg Curls-
19x12
26x12
33x12

Front Squat-
60x3
72.5x3x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 06, 2016, 05:14:13 am
Conditioning-
1x200m- 29.3
5 minutes rest
1x200m- 28.4

Gym-

Assisted Pull-Ups
15,14,14,14

Rows-
40x10
60x10
80x10
87.5x8
92.5x8
97.5x5

Push-ups-
15
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 06, 2016, 10:29:32 am
I got a call from the police today and they said the man is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. He doesn't want to press charges or pursue any legal action so it's the end of the matter. I'm going to use this as a lesson to remain calm in the future because life is precious and I've worked to hard in my life just to throw it all away with some poor choices.

a little late to this.. damn man that is nuts. happy he's ok and you're not getting in any legal trouble (presumably). sounds like it could have been way worse for you. I mean he was swinging at you with a wrench, wtf.. I picture a big wrench that could do some serious damage. Good thing you know how to defend yourself.

me personally, i'm avoiding any conflict.. if some road rager is freaking out, I def wouldn't want to confront him. Lots of people die like that here. I'd rather avoid/run and only fight as the very last option.

also, good stuff with the conditioning runs/sprints!

peace man
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 07, 2016, 12:34:45 am
I got a call from the police today and they said the man is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. He doesn't want to press charges or pursue any legal action so it's the end of the matter. I'm going to use this as a lesson to remain calm in the future because life is precious and I've worked to hard in my life just to throw it all away with some poor choices.

a little late to this.. damn man that is nuts. happy he's ok and you're not getting in any legal trouble (presumably). sounds like it could have been way worse for you. I mean he was swinging at you with a wrench, wtf.. I picture a big wrench that could do some serious damage. Good thing you know how to defend yourself.

me personally, i'm avoiding any conflict.. if some road rager is freaking out, I def wouldn't want to confront him. Lots of people die like that here. I'd rather avoid/run and only fight as the very last option.

also, good stuff with the conditioning runs/sprints!

peace man

Yeah it was pretty hectic, but nothing like being shot at :P

My plan is to keep up with the conditioning. I've also started playing pick up basketball once a week with some of my mates down at the city courts so that's good exercise as well- just hate the blisters I seem to re-tear each week.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 10, 2016, 02:15:05 am
I played pick-up last Sunday but haven't been to the gym or done any other conditioning stuff this week. It was unintentional, but I'll just treat the last 4 days as a deload. I would've trained tonight except I've got my grandmothers birthday and we're going out with the family to an all you can eat restaurant so I know I'll feel sick if I try and exercise after eating.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on February 10, 2016, 05:15:15 pm
I played pick-up last Sunday but haven't been to the gym or done any other conditioning stuff this week. It was unintentional, but I'll just treat the last 4 days as a deload. I would've trained tonight except I've got my grandmothers birthday and we're going out with the family to an all you can eat restaurant so I know I'll feel sick if I try and exercise after eating.

All you can eat. The best kind of restaurant.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 15, 2016, 07:15:20 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
75x5
90x5x3

Incline Bench-
18x10
20x10
22x10
24x10

Hammer Strength Incline-
40x10
60x10
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 18, 2016, 08:35:44 am
Bodyweight- 90.1

Front Squats-
60x3
75x3
85x3
85x3
80x3

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 12 starting at 26kg working up 1 pin at a time

Chin Ups-
9x2

Push Ups-
16

Jump Rope-
115x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 20, 2016, 09:43:26 pm
Assisted Pull-Ups

15,15,14,14

Played pick up for 2 hours
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 20, 2016, 11:50:21 pm
Rows-
40x10
60x10
80x10
90x7
95x7
100x5

Chin Ups-
9x2

Deadlift-
I tried to deadlift but I had to stop because I fell over and cut my knee last week and as soon as I started to deadlift it made the cut bleed :uhhhfacepalm:

Jump Rope-
120x4

Push Ups-
17,18
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 22, 2016, 06:21:12 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
92.5x4x3 I probably could've gone 3 sets of 5 reps, but I did it easy so I'm confident I'll be able to get 95x4x3 next week. I should be benching 2 plates for reps in a couple of weeks :)

Incline DB Bench-
20x8
22x8
24x8
26x8

Hammer Strength Incline-
40x10
50x10
60x10

Push Ups-
19

Jump Rope-
125x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 26, 2016, 11:59:11 pm
Bodyweight- 89.8

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
120x3
135x3
145x1

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3 I went with too much speed on these and started to get a niggle in my right knee cap
87.5x3 kneecap was feeling sore
87.5x1 didn't go for anymore reps because my knee was telling me to stop. Not worth risking any damage.

Pushups-
20
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 28, 2016, 04:59:39 am
I had a big night of drinking beers last night. I woke up feeling shit today and I must have slept on my neck because the side of my neck/trap has been aching all day.

Played pick-up ball for 2 hours. It got pretty heated because one of the teams we were playing kept calling out fouls every time they drove.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 29, 2016, 04:36:54 am
Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
90x3 fkn kneecap started hurting again
82.5x3
75x3

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
95x4x3

Assisted Pull-Ups-
16,15,15

Push-Ups-
21

I was thinking how come my bench is reasonably good compared to my running after my 2 year exodus. Than I started thinking and realised that I was benching around 120kg at 80kg before.  Therefore, if I was still benching 1.5x my bodyweight I should be benching around 135kg now. I got a lot of work to do.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on February 29, 2016, 07:30:21 am
I had a big night of drinking beers last night. I woke up feeling shit today and I must have slept on my neck because the side of my neck/trap has been aching all day.

Played pick-up ball for 2 hours. It got pretty heated because one of the teams we were playing kept calling out fouls every time they drove.

Which is worse though: a team that calls a foul on any contact on offense or a team that never calls them on defense even when they're hacks? I could never decide.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 29, 2016, 08:06:31 am
I had a big night of drinking beers last night. I woke up feeling shit today and I must have slept on my neck because the side of my neck/trap has been aching all day.

Played pick-up ball for 2 hours. It got pretty heated because one of the teams we were playing kept calling out fouls every time they drove.

Which is worse though: a team that calls a foul on any contact on offense or a team that never calls them on defense even when they're hacks? I could never decide.

This team were charging right at us and drawing contact most of the time and just calling fouls whenever they missed. One guy was leading with his shoulder the whole time and initiating contact. Being pick up outdoors you can't exactly take a charge so the only option is to give a bit of contact back otherwise you'll fall over. The only way to beat them was literally not to give them the ball and score 5 straight to rotate to the next team. I don't get frustrated over pick up because it's just a game, but these guys were terrible to play with and people who take it more competitive were losing their tempers.

The game got heated when one of the guys in my team (I didn't even know the guy he just asked to play with us) snapped and flagrantly fouled one of their players when he went in to drive. The player in my team grabbed him and pulled him off the ground, which was unnecessary. The guy he picked up swung a punch at him, but missed and his team mates all came in swearing at my team mate threatening to bash him. Me and my friends just got in the middle and broke it up and told everyone to calm the fuck down. But yeah that was the drama for the day.

As for the question I prefer playing against teams that don't call fouls and leave it up to you to decide. Most people are fairly reasonable. I never call fouls and leave it up to the other team to call them and 90% of the time if there was something in it they'll call it. The other 10% I just leave it and continue playing on with the game.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 02, 2016, 08:21:30 am
Leg Curls-
5 sets of 10 starting at 33kg and ending with 61kg

Incline DB Bench-
20x9
22x9
24x9
26x9

Push Ups-
22

Jump Rope-
125x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 05, 2016, 05:12:07 am
Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
120x3
140x3
150x1

Rows-
40x10
60x10
70x10
80x10
90x8
95x8

Chin Ups-
7x3

Jump Rope-
125x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 06, 2016, 04:07:28 pm
Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
92.5x3 right knee cap started hurting again :(

Chin Ups-
10,7,7

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 07, 2016, 06:37:05 am
Bodyweight- 90.1

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
97.5x4x3 actually felt easy  :)

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3x3 right knee cap is still playing up a bit

Jump Rope-
125x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 10, 2016, 08:13:09 am
Bodyweight- 89.7

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 11 starting at 33kg working up to 61kg

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
120x3
140x3
145x3
155x1

Assisted Pull-Ups
17,16,16

Jump Rope-
125x4

My rugby clubs been hassling me to come out and play but I can't be fucked. I told them I'll come out and have a few beers from the stands instead  :lololol:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 13, 2016, 10:13:37 pm
Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x4x3
Back to benching 2 plates again 8)

Incline DB Bench-
20x10
22x10
24x10
26x10

Chin Ups-
10,8,7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 15, 2016, 10:43:36 am
Bodyweight- 89.6

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
95x3
85x3
82.5x3

Rows-
40x10
60x10
70x10x3
80x10

Jump Rope-
125x4

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 17, 2016, 07:05:13 am
Incline DB Bench-
10x12
22x8
24x8
26x8
28x8

Assisted Pull-Ups-
17x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 19, 2016, 05:45:31 am
BW- 90.1

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
150x3
160x1

Chin Ups-
10,8,8

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 12 starting at 33kg and ending at 61kg.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on March 19, 2016, 11:05:08 pm
Your DL seems to be coming back nicely.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 22, 2016, 03:54:32 am
Your DL seems to be coming back nicely.

It's going nice atm.
My plan is to increase the weight by 5kg each week until I'm up to 180kg. Than I'll reduce the weight increments to 2.5kg each week until I stall. It would be nice to get back to 5 plates ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 22, 2016, 06:24:29 am
Pick Up-
2 hours. Pretty good intensity.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
82.5x5
102.5x3x3- I probably could've got 4 reps for 3 sets but I went conservative with no spotter and all. Next week I'll go for 105x3x3
My goal now is to bench 140kg.

Incline DB Bench-
22x9
24x9
26x9
28x9

Chin Ups-
10,9,8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on March 23, 2016, 06:15:53 pm
Your DL seems to be coming back nicely.

It's going nice atm.
My plan is to increase the weight by 5kg each week until I'm up to 180kg. Than I'll reduce the weight increments to 2.5kg each week until I stall. It would be nice to get back to 5 plates ;D

Good plan. I'm doing something similar although my goal is just to get back to 180.

Seems like 180 is just a lightweight these days. So many guys pulling well over 200 it's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: gukl on March 23, 2016, 08:38:37 pm
Your DL seems to be coming back nicely.

It's going nice atm.
My plan is to increase the weight by 5kg each week until I'm up to 180kg. Than I'll reduce the weight increments to 2.5kg each week until I stall. It would be nice to get back to 5 plates ;D

Good plan. I'm doing something similar although my goal is just to get back to 180.

Seems like 180 is just a lightweight these days. So many guys pulling well over 200 it's ridiculous.

you see lots of 'skinny' people pulling 200+ with deadlifts, but basically never squatting 140+ or benching 120+. It's weird. Also, I bet a lot of these big deadlifters can't squat 140kg... (me being one of them for a long time) (leverages!). Also, deadlifts don't hurt as much as squats but still make you feel like a badass so i reckon people put way more effort into deadlifting.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 24, 2016, 10:37:25 pm
Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
97.5x3 almost up to 2 plates ;D
87.5x3
85x3
yeah boi!

Rows-
40x10
60x10
80x10
72.5x10x3

Assisted Pull Ups-
18,17,17

I'm not training over the Easter break because I've got a wedding interstate. I'm leaving today (Friday) and coming back on Tuesday. Gonna be 4 days of getting wasted, which is not much of a change from my usual weekends anyway.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on March 25, 2016, 05:50:47 am
Quote
Gonna be 4 days of getting wasted, which is not much of a change from my usual weekends anyway.

I thought we were past that ;) But enjoy your weekend! I'll probably also end up getting wasted tomorrow  :uhhhfacepalm:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: ghettoracer on March 25, 2016, 03:02:54 pm
Quote
This team were charging right at us and drawing contact most of the time and just calling fouls whenever they missed. One guy was leading with his shoulder the whole time and initiating contact. Being pick up outdoors you can't exactly take a charge so the only option is to give a bit of contact back otherwise you'll fall over. The only way to beat them was literally not to give them the ball and score 5 straight to rotate to the next team. I don't get frustrated over pick up because it's just a game, but these guys were terrible to play with and people who take it more competitive were losing their tempers.

man, where are you located?  sounds like these fools have no class no self respect for basketball sportsmanship.  i used to play pick up games in the ghetto parts of town in sfbay and if you play bullshit bully ball, creating hard contact and try to call foul they'd laugh at your dumbass and if you continue to do it, they'll do the same shit back to you twice as hard.  that's how you shutdown the idiots.  the players that creates contact and calls pussy fouls are absolutely the worse.  they are despicable trash.

ps, how tall are you?

pps, i also find DL easy compare to SQ.  right now 100kg SQ feels hard, and 120kg feels pretty darn easy.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 28, 2016, 09:01:48 am
Quote
This team were charging right at us and drawing contact most of the time and just calling fouls whenever they missed. One guy was leading with his shoulder the whole time and initiating contact. Being pick up outdoors you can't exactly take a charge so the only option is to give a bit of contact back otherwise you'll fall over. The only way to beat them was literally not to give them the ball and score 5 straight to rotate to the next team. I don't get frustrated over pick up because it's just a game, but these guys were terrible to play with and people who take it more competitive were losing their tempers.

man, where are you located?  sounds like these fools have no class no self respect for basketball sportsmanship.  i used to play pick up games in the ghetto parts of town in sfbay and if you play bullshit bully ball, creating hard contact and try to call foul they'd laugh at your dumbass and if you continue to do it, they'll do the same shit back to you twice as hard.  that's how you shutdown the idiots.  the players that creates contact and calls pussy fouls are absolutely the worse.  they are despicable trash.

ps, how tall are you?

pps, i also find DL easy compare to SQ.  right now 100kg SQ feels hard, and 120kg feels pretty darn easy.

I live in Adelaide (Australia). I haven't seen those guys at the courts since I think they play somewhere else now, which is no loss :P

I'm 5'11 with a 7'10 reach so deadlifts is my best lift, but squatting has always been a weakness for me. Even when I was deadlifting 220kg my best squat was only 137.5kg :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 28, 2016, 10:04:07 pm
Quote
Gonna be 4 days of getting wasted, which is not much of a change from my usual weekends anyway.

I thought we were past that ;) But enjoy your weekend! I'll probably also end up getting wasted tomorrow  :uhhhfacepalm:

Haha. The difference is now instead of getting wasted every other day I leave drinking to the weekends  ;D

I'm back home now but the wedding was pretty much 3 days of heavy drinking. My friend plays soccer with a bunch of Irishman and I was impressed with the amount of booze they demolished- most of them actually put me to shame but I guess they are Irish after all  :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on March 30, 2016, 09:03:25 am
Quote
Gonna be 4 days of getting wasted, which is not much of a change from my usual weekends anyway.

I thought we were past that ;) But enjoy your weekend! I'll probably also end up getting wasted tomorrow  :uhhhfacepalm:

Haha. The difference is now instead of getting wasted every other day I leave drinking to the weekends  ;D

I'm back home now but the wedding was pretty much 3 days of heavy drinking. My friend plays soccer with a bunch of Irishman and I was impressed with the amount of booze they demolished- most of them actually put me to shame but I guess they are Irish after all  :P

Why I could never make it as a rugby player.. The sport seemed to have many attributes like strength, speed, and skill.  But then there is also this intrateam and postgame value that shouldnt be overlooked called "how much alcohol can you perform in one night."   I had some friends who played and there "improvement" in drinking was astonishing... I could never keep up as I have never had high tolerance to any drugs really. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 31, 2016, 09:04:38 am
Quote
Gonna be 4 days of getting wasted, which is not much of a change from my usual weekends anyway.

I thought we were past that ;) But enjoy your weekend! I'll probably also end up getting wasted tomorrow  :uhhhfacepalm:

Haha. The difference is now instead of getting wasted every other day I leave drinking to the weekends  ;D

I'm back home now but the wedding was pretty much 3 days of heavy drinking. My friend plays soccer with a bunch of Irishman and I was impressed with the amount of booze they demolished- most of them actually put me to shame but I guess they are Irish after all  :P

Why I could never make it as a rugby player.. The sport seemed to have many attributes like strength, speed, and skill.  But then there is also this intrateam and postgame value that shouldnt be overlooked called "how much alcohol can you perform in one night."   I had some friends who played and there "improvement" in drinking was astonishing... I could never keep up as I have never had high tolerance to any drugs really.

Haha it's definitely part of the rugby culture from amateurs right up to professionals. Even in the World Cup and International level the players all enjoy having a few beers (or 10).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 31, 2016, 09:05:36 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5
102.5x4x3

Chin Ups-
10,10,9
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 03, 2016, 06:27:59 am
I went for a 2 hour bush walk. The walk was around 12km in a national park, which was mostly uphill. My calves were burning when I was walking up steep hills and I worked up a sweat as well. It was much more fun than walking on a treadmill for 2 hours.

Incline DB Bench-
12x10
22x20
24x10
26x10
28x10

Rows-
40x10
60x10
80x10
75x10x3

Chin Ups-
10,9, 5- had no energy left on the last set so it was pretty pathetic.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 04, 2016, 10:50:09 am
Treadmill- 20 minutes
Row Machine- Rowed just over 1km in 6 minutes. I haven't really used a row machine much before so the pace was fairly leisurely.

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
100x3- Back to 2 plates! 3rd rep was hard though :(
90x3
85x3
80x3


Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 13, 2016, 10:29:00 am
I got food poising and had gastro last week after eating some bad KFC. I wanted to go to the gym a couple of days ago, but just got lazy. Body weight is still hovering around 90kg.

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
24x8
26x8
28x8
30x8

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on April 14, 2016, 03:54:54 am
I got food poising and had gastro last week after eating some bad KFC.

EEK! food poisoning from bad kfc sounds.. bad.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 14, 2016, 07:54:57 am
I got food poising and had gastro last week after eating some bad KFC.

EEK! food poisoning from bad kfc sounds.. bad.

It's put me off KFC completely :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 14, 2016, 11:20:19 am
Leg Curls-
5 sets of 10 ascending in weight each set starting from 33kg

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
92.5x1
102.5x1
90x4
85x4
80x4

Row Machine-
1.25km
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 22, 2016, 11:12:45 pm
I played pick up last week for a couple of hours but today was the first time I been to the gym in about a week. I've been stressed this week because I have a house under contract, which is subject to finance. I don't have much of a deposit so I was going to use the equity in my current property to fund the purchase. A couple of months ago I had that property valuated by the bank with a desktop valuation and the valuation that just came back from the bank on the same property 2 days ago was $10,000 lower than the one in February, which is bullshit because the suburb has been rising. Anyway I've got until April 29 for the bank to grant unconditional finance as per the contract or I lose out on the house. The whole process sucks because back in February I was actually pre-approved by the same bank for a higher amount, but now I actually have something there are all these doubts. To me it seems like they just want me to have a higher leverage so they can increase their premiums. 50/50 at this stage whether I'm just going to pull out. If the bank doesn't give me better clarification by next week I'm just going to cancel the contract as per the conditions. In hindsight i should've purchased a cheaper house or just kept on saving for another 6-12 months. As long as I don't lose my deposit :-X

Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5
105x3 I've benched this before but I was still stoked with it. I knew I couldn't do it for 3 sets though.
100x3
100x3

Chin Ups-
11,8,8,7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on April 23, 2016, 01:58:29 am
I played pick up last week for a couple of hours but today was the first time I been to the gym in about a week. I've been stressed this week because I have a house under contract, which is subject to finance. I don't have much of a deposit so I was going to use the equity in my current property to fund the purchase. A couple of months ago I had that property valuated by the bank with a desktop valuation and the valuation that just came back from the bank on the same property 2 days ago was $10,000 lower than the one in February, which is bullshit because the suburb has been rising. Anyway I've got until April 29 for the bank to grant unconditional finance as per the contract or I lose out on the house. The whole process sucks because back in February I was actually pre-approved by the same bank for a higher amount, but now I actually have something there are all these doubts. To me it seems like they just want me to have a higher leverage so they can increase their premiums. 50/50 at this stage whether I'm just going to pull out. If the bank doesn't give me better clarification by next week I'm just going to cancel the contract as per the conditions. In hindsight i should've purchased a cheaper house or just kept on saving for another 6-12 months. As long as I don't lose my deposit :-X

Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5
105x3 I've benched this before but I was still stoked with it. I knew I couldn't do it for 3 sets though.
100x3
100x3

Chin Ups-
11,8,8,7

If you've made it subject to finance you shouldn't lose your deposit. And yeah, if you feel life you'd be over committed it's better to wait.

Nice work on the bench too!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 23, 2016, 03:19:53 am
Thanks Coges. I've got another appointment with the bank on Tuesday so I'll run the numbers and see. If I'm not 100% satisfied I'm just going to pull out.With the current economic climate it's not the best time to be highly leveraged and speculating on house growth either.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on April 25, 2016, 08:55:41 am
It's hard. Property is huge atm but who knows where it's going. Everywhere but Melbourne has come off in the last month or so.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 27, 2016, 10:49:38 am
@Coges
http://www.corelogic.com.au/research/monthly-indices.html
The market is definitely cooling.

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
24x9
26x9
28x9
30x9

Deadlift-
First time deadlifting for about a month since I went to Perth
60x3
100x3
140x3
152.5x3
162x5x1 easy

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
85x8x3

Chin Ups-
8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 29, 2016, 08:11:27 am
Leg Curls-
5 sets of 10 starting at 40kg ascending up to 68kg

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
95x1
105x1 this was a struggle!
82.5x5
77.5x5
75x5

Row Machine-
Rowed 1.4km
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 01, 2016, 08:16:43 am
Sprints-
2x100m in spikes 100% intensity

Basketball-
Played 4 hours of pick up. Feet and calves are dead. Glutes and hamstring feel sore from the leg curls I did the other day and the sprints.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 02, 2016, 07:38:59 am
Bodyweight-
89.5
My diet is still poor. I'm eating fast food most days the only difference between now and 6 months ago is that I've cut down my beer consumption by about 50%. My ideal weight would be around 75kg (I'm 5'11) but until I get strict on my diet it's going to take a very long time to get there.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5
100x3
107.5x2 didn't want to risk going for a 3rd rep with no spotter
102.5x3x2
70x12

Assisted Pull-Ups-
13x3

Chin Ups-
5
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 05, 2016, 10:07:39 am
I started my workout but finished it early because I was just too bloated from eating too much tonight before I went to the gym :(
Horrible feeling.

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
24x10
26x10
28x10
30x10

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 08, 2016, 07:23:38 am
Bodyweight- 89.1

I played pick up for 3 hours today. I went to another court with my friends today on the other side of the city and we had a great time playing against opposition we have never played before. Usually we go to the same court on Sundays so we end up playing similar people each time.

Gym-

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
155x3
165x1

Chin Ups-
7x3
6x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 09, 2016, 10:38:55 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x6 ;D
102.5x3
90x6x2

Rows-
40x12
60x10
80x8
90x6x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 14, 2016, 10:38:11 am
Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
90x1
100x1
92.5x4
87.5x4
82.5x4

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
20x12
26x8
28x8
30x8
32x7 I was aiming for 8 reps but I fell short

Assisted Pull Ups-
13x3

I'm playing pick up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on May 14, 2016, 10:38:35 pm
Mate you're getting back up there lately. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 15, 2016, 11:28:45 am
Mate you're getting back up there lately. Great stuff.

Thanks Coges. I'm still a fair way off where I used to be though.

I played pick up today for 3 hours. My team won every game in king of the courts.

I did 10 dunk attempts and only managed to land 1 of them so my best vertical is around 34 inches atm. I can't even touch the rim from standing vertical (26 inches for me to touch the ring) but with a run up I'm able to get 30+ on every attempt.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on May 15, 2016, 12:30:02 pm
Mate you're getting back up there lately. Great stuff.

Thanks Coges. I'm still a fair way off where I used to be though.

I played pick up today for 3 hours. My team won every game in king of the courts.

I did 10 dunk attempts and only managed to land 1 of them so my best vertical is around 34 inches atm. I can't even touch the rim from standing vertical (26 inches for me to touch the ring) but with a run up I'm able to get 30+ on every attempt.

34" = good stuff ^^
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on May 15, 2016, 06:21:07 pm
Mate you're getting back up there lately. Great stuff.

Thanks Coges. I'm still a fair way off where I used to be though.

I played pick up today for 3 hours. My team won every game in king of the courts.

I did 10 dunk attempts and only managed to land 1 of them so my best vertical is around 34 inches atm. I can't even touch the rim from standing vertical (26 inches for me to touch the ring) but with a run up I'm able to get 30+ on every attempt.

34" = good stuff ^^

34" at 90kg is 38" at 80kg.... Easy path to jumping high for you.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Raptor on May 16, 2016, 03:50:07 am
What's ~30 at 97 kg vs x at 77 kg off one? :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 16, 2016, 07:14:29 am
Mate you're getting back up there lately. Great stuff.

Thanks Coges. I'm still a fair way off where I used to be though.

I played pick up today for 3 hours. My team won every game in king of the courts.

I did 10 dunk attempts and only managed to land 1 of them so my best vertical is around 34 inches atm. I can't even touch the rim from standing vertical (26 inches for me to touch the ring) but with a run up I'm able to get 30+ on every attempt.

34" = good stuff ^^

34" at 90kg is 38" at 80kg.... Easy path to jumping high for you.

Thanks adarq.

Yeah it'd be interesting to see my vert if I can get down to sub 80kg again.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 16, 2016, 07:15:26 am
Bodyweight- 88.5

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
92.5x3
102.5x3
110x1 a lot easier than I was expecting.
105x3x2
75x12

Assisted Pull Ups-
14x3

Chin Ups-
7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on May 16, 2016, 02:56:52 pm
What's ~30 at 97 kg vs x at 77 kg off one? :P

The 30" is off one leg?  One legged is hard but if you drop 44 pounds of fat you will jump really high off one leg if you can jump 30 off one leg.   
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Raptor on May 16, 2016, 05:26:30 pm
Obviously is not "all fat"... but I'm not that much stronger vs my light version either, so I don't know how much muscle is in there.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 17, 2016, 09:15:50 am
Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
157.5x3
167.5x1

Chin Ups-
8x3
6, 5, 5

Rows-
40x12
60x12
70x12
80x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on May 17, 2016, 12:55:23 pm
Obviously is not "all fat"... but I'm not that much stronger vs my light version either, so I don't know how much muscle is in there.

Yeah... It's never all fat or all muscle really... The hard question is what's functional/necessary...  I almost am of the mind that there is some just mysterious tissue/weight when it comes to this kinda stuff...

IMO the best way to find out is to cut while your doing a good deal of not too intense work that involves bw - for example weighted pull-ups rather than squats.

If you start cutting weight while squatting you will freak out when you can't squat as much and think your losing muscle when you are not (for some reason squatting is easier when your fed, leverages change, and changes in bw take some time to adjust to)...

At the other extreme is something like 400m or 800m sprints which is so be dependent they will get easier and easier past the point where you have enough power to jump high...

Pull-ups on the other hand get easier and easier until they don't...  For me the line seems to be about 195-200 which is why that's the lowest I have gotten in the last 5 years...  I don't think I have that much muscle... I think a truly lean me should be able to be 175 and jumping really really high... But when I start doing pull-ups at 225 while dieting they get easier and easier until I start weighing in around 197 or so... Then I start feeling weak...  Really weak.  Now maybe this just means I need to be better at dieting and slowly cut rather than my simple semi-fasting crash method...   Still... It gets hard to see the point in continuing to cut when pull-ups get difficult and you look like a twig...

You are around 220 right now (same as me) w probably a little less muscle... I think your gains (especially in light of your injuries) would be maximized by going on a sensible to cut like this... You basically need to do what entropy insists on doing even though he doesn't really need it...

Would be interesting to see how much you make gains in jumps as you get to 190 and 180 etc.  I think that you can get gains at a lower bw as a single leg jumper as well...  When I cut too much my two footed vertical starts to plateau or get worse but my one legged jump seems to keep getting better - not really a point for me though cause it's better but never that good...

Sucks that the high jump coaches are so terrible where you are... Is it possible you can get access to a pole and mat on your own?  You could do your own high jump program although it isn't easy... Or you could consider training like a long jumper for awhile...  Won't be as specific but it would help and it's totally the type of training you could handle...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 22, 2016, 08:39:38 am
I didn't play pick up this weekend because it was raining and the courts were wet.

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
97.5x2
102.5x1
85x5
80x5
80x5

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
20x12
26x9
28x9
30x8
argh no energy left.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 23, 2016, 12:13:23 pm
BW- 88.5

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x5
105x3
92.5x6x2

Rows-
40x8
60x8
80x8
90x7
92.5x6x2

Chin Ups-
7x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 26, 2016, 07:37:16 pm
Assisted Pull Ups-
15x3

Chin Ups-
10

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 11
Ascending in weight from 40kg up to 68kg.

The weather in my city has been really wet and windy later, which has prevented me from playing any pick up. I wouldn't mind starting to play social basketball again- just need to find a team.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 28, 2016, 10:05:29 pm
Played pick up for 2 hours. My hamstrings felt really tight- I'm guessing it's from the leg curls from Thursday night.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: FP on May 29, 2016, 12:08:24 am
You ever gonna get back into sprinting/track work? Looked through your old log, you had some awesome times back in the day
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 29, 2016, 04:54:10 am
You ever gonna get back into sprinting/track work? Looked through your old log, you had some awesome times back in the day

Thanks man. I'm 25 atm so I'm not going to rule out ever doing sprinting again, but at the moment my main focus is just trying to lose weight and be consistent with going to the gym.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 29, 2016, 04:56:40 am
Bodyweight- 88.3

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
92.5x1
102.5x1
95x4 ;D
90x4
85x4

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
20x12
26x10
28x10
30x9 I could've easily got more reps but my chest felt like it was bugging out. Didn't want to risk injury.

Chin Ups-
8x3

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 30, 2016, 02:01:41 am
My groins felt tight/sore today. I always seem to have lower body niggles after squatting...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 30, 2016, 07:55:17 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
95x3
105x3
112.5x1 easy
107.5x3x2
75x13

Rows-
42.5x12
62.5x12
72.5x12
82.5x12

Assisted Pull Ups-
16,15,15
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 31, 2016, 06:59:08 am
Chin Ups-
9x3
6x3

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
160x3
170x1
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 04, 2016, 07:28:54 am
Cardio-
6x100m each set was between 15-15.5 seconds with 2 minute rest intervals.

Jump Rope-
600 skips

Gym-

Assisted Pull Ups-
16x3

Rows-
40x8
60x8
70x8
80x8
90x8
95x6x2

Squat-
60x5x3 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 04, 2016, 01:44:42 pm
Cardio-
6x100m each set was between 15-15.5 seconds with 2 minute rest intervals.

Jump Rope-
600 skips

nice! how you feeling after that? any achilles stiffness? hope not.

just a reminder: don't push yourself too soon with those sprints!

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 04, 2016, 08:18:46 pm
Cardio-
6x100m each set was between 15-15.5 seconds with 2 minute rest intervals.

Jump Rope-
600 skips

nice! how you feeling after that? any achilles stiffness? hope not.

just a reminder: don't push yourself too soon with those sprints!

pc!

Surprisingly they felt good. Maybe it was because I did the jump rope as my warm up.
I've got to just resist my natural urge to run flat out and if I do that I'll avoid injuries.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 05, 2016, 02:05:52 am
Cardio-
6x100m each set was between 15-15.5 seconds with 2 minute rest intervals.

Jump Rope-
600 skips

nice! how you feeling after that? any achilles stiffness? hope not.

just a reminder: don't push yourself too soon with those sprints!

pc!

Surprisingly they felt good. Maybe it was because I did the jump rope as my warm up.
I've got to just resist my natural urge to run flat out and if I do that I'll avoid injuries.

nice. jump rope warmup should definitely help.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 05, 2016, 08:57:21 am
Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
100x1
105x1 this felt a lot easier compared to a few weeks ago when 105 felt like a 1RM
87.5x5
82.5x5
80x5
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 06, 2016, 06:48:50 am
Incline DB Bench-
12x12
20x12
28x8
30x8
32x8

Chin Ups-
10x3

Leg Curls-
5 sets of 12 starting at 40kg and working up to 68kg.

Squat-
60x8
62.5x8x3

Jump Rope-
700 skips
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 07, 2016, 06:55:13 am
BW- 88.7

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x5
107.5x3
95x6x2

Rows-
45x12
65x12
75x12
85x12

Chin Ups-
11

Assisted Pull-Ups-
11x3

Jump Rope-
800 skips
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 10, 2016, 12:55:23 pm
BW- 88.7

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
162.5x3
172.5x1
142.5x3

Chin Ups-
10x2

Pull Ups-
5,2 

Just a short workout. My hamstrings felt sore/DOMS for the past 2-3 days after doing the leg curls the other day. I wanted to go and do some running, but I had mechanical issues with my car so it didn't end up happening :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 11, 2016, 02:01:48 am
Cardio-
3 sets of 200m with 5 minutes rest
200- 30.4
200- 30.1
200- 30.0

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
20x12
28x9
30x9
32x9 this was a struggle

Rows-
40x8
60x8
70x8
80x8
90x8
97.5x6x2

Assisted Pull Ups-
12x3

Jump Rope-
800 skips
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 12, 2016, 07:25:04 am
Cardio-
Jogged a couple of laps and also did 4x100m

Played pick up for 3 hours and my legs just felt dead for vertical jump wise.
I was struggling just to grab rim.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 13, 2016, 06:26:43 am
Just had a rest day today.
My groins were feeling very tight from the sprints yesterday.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 13, 2016, 07:53:36 am
Just had a rest day today.
My groins were feeling very tight from the sprints yesterday.

ah so you went hard on those 4x100m's? I figured it would be from the 3 hours of basketball, but I read that yesterday as "jogged 4x100m", oops.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 13, 2016, 08:35:05 am
Just had a rest day today.
My groins were feeling very tight from the sprints yesterday.

ah so you went hard on those 4x100m's? I figured it would be from the 3 hours of basketball, but I read that yesterday as "jogged 4x100m", oops.

Yeah I jogged a couple of laps but with the 4x100m I did them with max effort.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 14, 2016, 08:05:12 am
I had a 14 hour day at work today and went to the pub for a meal straight after. I went to the gym but was feeling lazy and bloated so just did a bench workout.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x3
110x1
115x1 felt strong. no spotter.
110x2x2 in a couple of weeks I'll try for 110x3x2.
80x12

Almost into PR territory on the bench. My PR is 120kg weighing around 80kg so obviously power to weight ratio is a lot weaker now than it was previously, but I'm getting back up there poundage wise. If I still had the same power to weight ratio at my current weight I'd be benching 135kg, which isn't far off 3 plates. I've deadlifted 5 plates before, but to me benching 3 plates would be a greater achievement.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 15, 2016, 09:26:10 am
Had another long day at work today. 12 hours just sitting down desk bound. I like the office life so I'm not complaining, but flexibility wise it can't be doing my body any good. I did squats today and my hips felt tight as fuck and my body was feeling even more inflexible than usual.

Just another quick session today:

Front Squat-
60x3
80x3
95x1
107.5x1 this was a struggle. was tempted to drop the weight but I fought and managed to make it.

Squat-
60x8
65x8x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 17, 2016, 12:30:05 pm
Bodyweight- 88.1

Jump Rope-
300 skips

Squat-
60x8
67.5x8x3

Rows-
45x12
65x12
75x12
85x12

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
165x3
175x1 almost back to 2x bw now to keep getting stronger and getting back to 2.5xbw+!!!
145x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on June 17, 2016, 03:16:45 pm
Nice! seems like you are heading in the right direction.  :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 17, 2016, 10:59:15 pm
Nice! seems like you are heading in the right direction.  :highfive:

Thanks G ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 18, 2016, 12:19:20 am
Nice! seems like you are heading in the right direction.  :highfive:

definitely.

2xbw squat = sick

2.5xbw squat =  :o

3xbw squat = roided bulgarian olympic lifter  :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: vag on June 18, 2016, 05:41:51 am
Big props from me too, that is one hell of a comeback you are doing!
:lololol: :goodjobbro:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 18, 2016, 10:32:57 am
Big props from me too, that is one hell of a comeback you are doing!
:lololol: :goodjobbro:

Thanks! Still a long way to go, but I've got my motivation for training back.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 18, 2016, 10:37:55 am
Bodyweight- 88.0

Cardio-

Jump Rope-
1400 skips

7x100m with 2 minutes rest between each 100m.

The first 1x100m was 12.8 seconds because I went out too hard so I adjusted the speed.
The rest of the 100m were all between 13.7 and 14.5 seconds.
I was happy with the workout. I was puffing hard by the 5th 100 and felt satisfied after the 7th 100.

Chin Ups-
11,10,10

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
28x10
32x10- a couple of these reps were ugly but I pushed them out.
30x10- bit of a struggle especially pushing out the last 3 reps

Assisted Pullups-
13,11
I'd planned to do 13x3 but I was fucked.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 20, 2016, 01:57:53 am
I went to a BBQ last night and smashed the beers so I didn't want to step foot on the scales today...woke up with a hangover and a sore tongue (smoked too many cigarettes).

Jump Rope-
1000 skips

Squat-
60x8
70x8x3

Chin Ups-
11x2

Assisted Pullups-
13x2

Pull Ups-
5,4

Rows-
40x8
60x8
70x8
80x8
90x8
100x6x2

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 20, 2016, 07:13:14 am
Cardio-

4x200m with 5 minutes rest between each 200m.

1x200m- 30.9
1x200m- 30.6
1x200m- 30.6
1x200m- 32.3

Slow times but atm I'm just running for enjoyment and weight loss.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 21, 2016, 07:57:25 am
Bodweight- 88.0

Jump Rope-
1100 skips

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x5
110x3 :personal-record:
97.5x6
97.5x6 i cheated on the last rep because I had no spotter

I got 3RM PR on the bench press. I'm heavier but it feels good to finally improve.

Chin Ups-
11, 10 (i was aiming for 11 but failed the 11th rep), 8, 7

Squat-
60x8
72.5x8x3

Leg Curl-
25x10
45x10
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 22, 2016, 10:17:03 pm
Cardio-
1100 skips

5x100m ME with 5 minute recovery

1x100m- 11.9
1X100M- 11.8
1X100M- 11.7
1X100M- untimed
1x100m- untimed

The tailwind was very strong, which is why the times were decent.
I didn't time the last 2 100s because I didn't want to hold the stopwatch.

I've run 11.37 FAT but considering I'm currently sitting at around 22% bodyfat I was pleased with the times. I was tempted to run some hill sprints because my body was feeling good, but i didn't want to push it too much and jinx myself.

On an unrelated note I have 2 cars, which are being an absolute headfuck for me atm. Thousands of $$$ down the drain just fixing these bitches, which I need for me and my girlfriend to get to work everyday since we both live long distances away from our workplaces. I ended up going through with that real estate purchase, which I was worrying about earlier in my journal so atm money is really tight. Lucky running is free and something that I enjoy.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on June 22, 2016, 11:16:34 pm
Cardio-
1100 skips

5x100m ME with 5 minute recovery

1x100m- 11.9
1X100M- 11.8
1X100M- 11.7
1X100M- untimed
1x100m- untimed

The tailwind was very strong, which is why the times were decent.
I didn't time the last 2 100s because I didn't want to hold the stopwatch.

I've run 11.37 FAT but considering I'm currently sitting at around 22% bodyfat I was pleased with the times. I was tempted to run some hill sprints because my body was feeling good, but i didn't want to push it too much and jinx myself.

On an unrelated note I have 2 cars, which are being an absolute headfuck for me atm. Thousands of $$$ down the drain just fixing these bitches, which I need for me and my girlfriend to get to work everyday since we both live long distances away from our workplaces. I ended up going through with that real estate purchase, which I was worrying about earlier in my journal so atm money is really tight. Lucky running is free and something that I enjoy.

Still got the speed! Good motivation to drop some weight?

Congrats on being a home owner at least. Pretty hard lately for young people to get a foot in.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 23, 2016, 12:23:45 am
Cardio-
1100 skips

5x100m ME with 5 minute recovery

1x100m- 11.9
1X100M- 11.8
1X100M- 11.7
1X100M- untimed
1x100m- untimed

The tailwind was very strong, which is why the times were decent.
I didn't time the last 2 100s because I didn't want to hold the stopwatch.

I've run 11.37 FAT but considering I'm currently sitting at around 22% bodyfat I was pleased with the times. I was tempted to run some hill sprints because my body was feeling good, but i didn't want to push it too much and jinx myself.

On an unrelated note I have 2 cars, which are being an absolute headfuck for me atm. Thousands of $$$ down the drain just fixing these bitches, which I need for me and my girlfriend to get to work everyday since we both live long distances away from our workplaces. I ended up going through with that real estate purchase, which I was worrying about earlier in my journal so atm money is really tight. Lucky running is free and something that I enjoy.

Still got the speed! Good motivation to drop some weight?

Congrats on being a home owner at least. Pretty hard lately for young people to get a foot in.

Thanks acole!

In the last couple of weeks I've been really motivated with the gym. Once I start doing running it becomes addictive so I've been eating cleaner and reducing my alcohol consumption.

I just feel as though I’ve got a lot of potential, which I’m not making the most of. Even when I ran the 11.37 I was still sitting at 14% bodyfat due to poor diet and lifestyle choices so if I can ever manage to get to sub 10% body fat I should be running some fast times e.g. sub 11 FAT. It’s a lot easier said than done though, which is obviously why I've failed to attain that level.

House prices in Australia are crazy, but living in Adelaide the prices are a lot more affordable than in Melbourne & Sydney. While interest rates are low I’m just trying to pay off as much as possible.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on June 23, 2016, 12:30:55 am
Congrats on home ownership and on your times. Again, you're killing it lately.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 23, 2016, 01:21:10 am
Thanks Coges :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on June 23, 2016, 02:49:02 am
Cardio-
1100 skips

5x100m ME with 5 minute recovery

1x100m- 11.9
1X100M- 11.8
1X100M- 11.7
1X100M- untimed
1x100m- untimed

The tailwind was very strong, which is why the times were decent.
I didn't time the last 2 100s because I didn't want to hold the stopwatch.

I've run 11.37 FAT but considering I'm currently sitting at around 22% bodyfat I was pleased with the times. I was tempted to run some hill sprints because my body was feeling good, but i didn't want to push it too much and jinx myself.

On an unrelated note I have 2 cars, which are being an absolute headfuck for me atm. Thousands of $$$ down the drain just fixing these bitches, which I need for me and my girlfriend to get to work everyday since we both live long distances away from our workplaces. I ended up going through with that real estate purchase, which I was worrying about earlier in my journal so atm money is really tight. Lucky running is free and something that I enjoy.

I'll be honest I'm a bit skeptical that your 22% bf... But that said I don't see why you can't get into the 170s with your current strength levels and run really fast... I think your probably have similar ceiling to me and if u get in shape could be just as fast and probably run higher
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 23, 2016, 03:35:08 am
Cardio-
1100 skips

5x100m ME with 5 minute recovery

1x100m- 11.9
1X100M- 11.8
1X100M- 11.7
1X100M- untimed
1x100m- untimed

The tailwind was very strong, which is why the times were decent.
I didn't time the last 2 100s because I didn't want to hold the stopwatch.

I've run 11.37 FAT but considering I'm currently sitting at around 22% bodyfat I was pleased with the times. I was tempted to run some hill sprints because my body was feeling good, but i didn't want to push it too much and jinx myself.

On an unrelated note I have 2 cars, which are being an absolute headfuck for me atm. Thousands of $$$ down the drain just fixing these bitches, which I need for me and my girlfriend to get to work everyday since we both live long distances away from our workplaces. I ended up going through with that real estate purchase, which I was worrying about earlier in my journal so atm money is really tight. Lucky running is free and something that I enjoy.

I'll be honest I'm a bit skeptical that your 22% bf... But that said I don't see why you can't get into the 170s with your current strength levels and run really fast... I think your probably have similar ceiling to me and if u get in shape could be just as fast and probably run higher

I'm skinny fat right now. I'm 88kg (195lbs) and have a 38 inch waist, which is terrible. When I started this journal 8 months ago I was weighing 96kg (211lbs) with a 43 inch waist, which put me at 30% bodyfat.
http://clymer.altervista.org/bmi/

My ceiling would be a lot less than yours. Running mid 10's FAT is way beyond my expectations. I'd be happy to get to high 10s FAT and the only reason I think I can get to that is because NCAA females and professional female track athletes can run sub 11's and sub 22's. Realistically it would be an achievement if I could go sub 11.5 FAT and sub 23 FAT in the 100 and 200 respectively within the next 12 months.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 23, 2016, 07:30:30 am
Bench-

barx12
60x8
80x3
100x3
110x3 repeated my 3RM PR that I did a couple of days ago because I wanted to get a recording of it. It felt a bit tougher than 2 days ago, but that's because I only gave myself 2 days before benching again. Hopefully this weight will start to feel light soon.

Bench Vid-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOxZMpWuNs

Squat-
60x8
75x8x3

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
170x2
180x1

Rows-
40x12
50x12
70x12
80x12
90x12

Rest day 2moro.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 25, 2016, 09:13:24 am
Bodyweight- 87.1

Cardio-
Going running after drinking coffee and eating a triple cheese burger was a bad idea!

4x200m with 5 minutes rest each set.
Each set was sub 31 seconds.
I didn't feel anything in my legs it was just my lungs and McDonald's after taste which was the problem. Felt dead after the 4th set. I'd like to build up to 6x200m before I start increasing the pace.

Also the grass track that I run on is currently in terrible condition because it's the middle of winter so nobody maintains it and the grass is all patchy and overgrown. #firstworldproblems
If I had a truck I would take my lawn mower and mow 1 of the lanes.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on June 25, 2016, 09:23:39 pm
Cardio-
1100 skips

5x100m ME with 5 minute recovery

1x100m- 11.9
1X100M- 11.8
1X100M- 11.7
1X100M- untimed
1x100m- untimed

The tailwind was very strong, which is why the times were decent.
I didn't time the last 2 100s because I didn't want to hold the stopwatch.

I've run 11.37 FAT but considering I'm currently sitting at around 22% bodyfat I was pleased with the times. I was tempted to run some hill sprints because my body was feeling good, but i didn't want to push it too much and jinx myself.

On an unrelated note I have 2 cars, which are being an absolute headfuck for me atm. Thousands of $$$ down the drain just fixing these bitches, which I need for me and my girlfriend to get to work everyday since we both live long distances away from our workplaces. I ended up going through with that real estate purchase, which I was worrying about earlier in my journal so atm money is really tight. Lucky running is free and something that I enjoy.

I'll be honest I'm a bit skeptical that your 22% bf... But that said I don't see why you can't get into the 170s with your current strength levels and run really fast... I think your probably have similar ceiling to me and if u get in shape could be just as fast and probably run higher

I'm skinny fat right now. I'm 88kg (195lbs) and have a 38 inch waist, which is terrible. When I started this journal 8 months ago I was weighing 96kg (211lbs) with a 43 inch waist, which put me at 30% bodyfat.
http://clymer.altervista.org/bmi/

My ceiling would be a lot less than yours. Running mid 10's FAT is way beyond my expectations. I'd be happy to get to high 10s FAT and the only reason I think I can get to that is because NCAA females and professional female track athletes can run sub 11's and sub 22's. Realistically it would be an achievement if I could go sub 11.5 FAT and sub 23 FAT in the 100 and 200 respectively within the next 12 months.

Whoa.  First of I checked out the BF calculator and I think it is off for track athletes especially - I mean if you put in Usain Bolts competition stats it gives him double digit BF and I would bet a lot that he is single digits when he is breaking world records...

I think it's probably somewhat to do with waist measurement not being a perfect indicator for track athletes who have developed abs and obliques relative to most people.

What's your waist measurement when your in shape?  Your flucation is a bit crazy.  I have bounced around and gotten BF tested through mri and hydrostatic and as far as the eye test I have looked soft and chubby and lean and ripped and my stats are:

5'11 188 32 inch waist @ 5% BF
5'11 230 36 inch waist @ 16% BF

That's still only a 4 inch change to waist despite massive overeating... Maybe your stress hormones and alcohol are causing your waist changes (also evidence of the calculator being off).

As far as your ceiling I wouldn't bet against a mid ten run for your 100m as being impossible... Basically I think you can sort of describe training as (a) totally out of shape, (b) somewhat in shape but not a track athlete - eg I play ball a few times a week and can do ugly dunks but I'm not training for track, (c) training for track but also have a life and (d) pro or college level peaking where you eat sleep and drink track (no alcohol, etc) and the biggest non trainin stress on your CNS comes from the movies you watch between training sessions...

No point in discussing (a).  But for me when I'm in (b) I am naturally about mid 11.  I have to be in (c) to run 11.0 or dip under and really only (d) gets me into mid tens...

I don't think you really know (d) so even though it might not fit with your lifestyle and you won't do it (hard w a life and job really) I think that phase would get you to the numbers I think you have... I think this because your 200m times are never that bad when your out of shape which shows your top speed is naturally decent and that is probably the most non trainable quality I know for track...

Still your right to make realistic goals to start w and get your bw and BF under control.  Congrats on the progress you have already made hopefully your out of the hormonal hell of being truly fat and the gains will start accelerating now!

 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 26, 2016, 08:52:14 pm
Thanks T0ddday!

Bodyweight-
87.7
I fucked up on my diet over the weekend. I'm going to make up for it now Monday-Friday and try and be back below 87kg by the end of the week with a smaller waist.

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
30x7
32x7
34x6 failed on the 7th rep.

Squat-
60x8
77.5x8x3

Chin Ups-
7x3
I tried doing pull ups but my right lat was feeling painful. It was feeling sore last week after the bench/rows I did.

Back Extensions-
12x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 28, 2016, 07:26:15 am
Bodyweight- 87.5

Jump Rope-
500 skips

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x3
112.5x1
105x4
80x13

Squat-
60x8
80x7x3

Chin Ups-
10x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 30, 2016, 04:55:33 am
I injured my right lat.

It was feeling sore after benching last week and it was feeling sore for a few days. On Monday I couldn't do pull ups because I was getting pain in it so I did chin ups instead, which had less effect on it. On Tuesday I did bench again and did chin ups and it was feeling fine. I had a rest day yesterday but the right side of my chest was feeling sore today, but the weather has been cold and wet everyday so I haven't been able to do any running so I wanted to go to the gym since I couldn't go outside and do any exercise. Started doing deadlifts today and my right lat was just really painfull. I think I've strained it so I'm just going to have a week off the gym. I hate winter. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on June 30, 2016, 08:43:46 am
sucks about your lat. unsolicited suggestion for your week off: do some bw lower body stuff at home just to keep limber and minimally active. pistols, shrimp squats, bridges/hip thrusts, BSS, kickbacks, etc.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 30, 2016, 07:38:40 pm
sucks about your lat. unsolicited suggestion for your week off: do some bw lower body stuff at home just to keep limber and minimally active. pistols, shrimp squats, bridges/hip thrusts, BSS, kickbacks, etc.

Do you think I should still do squats?
Lower body wise I'm fine.

The pain feels a bit better today. Last night I could barely lift my right arm and it hurt to steer the driving wheel. Today driving felt fine and I've got slightly more ROM when raising my right arm.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 03, 2016, 08:18:42 pm
Not much to update. Haven't been to the gym or done any exercise since Thursday (it's Monday morning now). My right lat is feeling better but not completely healed yet, but the ROM is coming back.

I worked at the election on Saturday from 7am-midnight. I was sitting down from 8am-1pm and didn't move out of the chair the whole time. My hips and groins were feeling sore just from sitting down that long and all tight. My hamstrings also felt 'squashed'. My job was to tick people's names off the electoral roll, which is a massive phone book style book. I also had to hand out all the voting forms so I was constantly leaning into the table all day. From 1:30 to 6pm I was standing up, which was a lot better but I still felt stiff.

The weather has been terrible. It's been raining everyday for the past week and because it's winter the sun is hardly ever out. 7am it's still dark and by 6pm it's dark again. I just need to get motivation to wake up earlier and go running before work!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 05, 2016, 08:27:06 am
Bodyweight- 87.4

I've been resting for 5 days. The weather has been terrible. We just had the wettest July day in my city since 1941. My lats not fully recovered yet, but I would be fine to do squats and running. I'll rest 2 more days and then just get back into training again. I agreed to go to a family friends yoga class this Thursday night so that should be interesting since I've never done it before. Can't say I'm looking forward to it though, but I could really benefit from some extra flexibility, particularly in my legs/hamstrings so I'm giving it a shot. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 07, 2016, 09:03:29 am
Nothing to update except that I'm now sick with a fairly bad cold. I fkn hate winter. My body doesn't tolerate the cold temperatures very well.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on July 07, 2016, 09:11:51 am
that sucks.. you were doing so great. I hope you get back on the "gainstrain" as soon as possible. I'm in a very similar situation. Training has been going really well... boom hurt my wrist skateboarding and now it feels like I have to revaluate this whole situation and adjust my training accordingly which is just annoying as hell. I hate injuries!!  :raging:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 09, 2016, 08:02:01 am
that sucks.. you were doing so great. I hope you get back on the "gainstrain" as soon as possible. I'm in a very similar situation. Training has been going really well... boom hurt my wrist skateboarding and now it feels like I have to revaluate this whole situation and adjust my training accordingly which is just annoying as hell. I hate injuries!!  :raging:

That sucks about your wrist. My lat feels better now, but unfortunately I'm still sick so I haven't been able to train. I've just been focusing on my calorie intake and trying to lose weight/body fat.

http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/stored-fat-fights-attempts-to-lose-weight/
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/fatter-you-are-harder-it-lose-fat-study-says/npXLT/

I can't wait to get lean again. It's easier to stay lean once you're already lean so that's what I'm trying to do atm since diet is 75% of the equation of having low body fat.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 10, 2016, 06:41:51 pm
Bodyweight- 86.5

Jump Rope-
1000 skips

Squats-
60x8
82.5x7x2
I had to stop after the 2nd set of 82.5 because I was experiencing sharp pain in my right hamstring/right glute. I'm not sure if it was DOMS or a small tear. I can't catch a break atm.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 11, 2016, 03:03:38 am
The usual suspects all have DOMS from yesterday. All day I've been sitting in my office looking out the window and it's been sunny. I've been slack with running in the past few weeks so I was looking really forward to doing a few 100m tempos tonight for cardio. 4pm and with 1 hour to go it starts pouring with rain and hasn't stopped since >:( FML

I'll update this post later.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on July 11, 2016, 04:05:16 am
The usual suspects all have DOMS from yesterday. All day I've been sitting in my office looking out the window and it's been sunny. I've been slack with running in the past few weeks so I was looking really forward to doing a few 100m tempos tonight for cardio. 4pm and with 1 hour to go it starts pouring with rain and hasn't stopped since >:( FML

I'll update this post later.

sucks man.

happens all the time in south florida.. hate that. I remember way back, amp'd up dunk sessions getting rained out, always was a big letdown. hEH!!

is your truck 'rubberized'? if so, could you do lighter sprints on it with spikes?

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 11, 2016, 06:57:00 am
The usual suspects all have DOMS from yesterday. All day I've been sitting in my office looking out the window and it's been sunny. I've been slack with running in the past few weeks so I was looking really forward to doing a few 100m tempos tonight for cardio. 4pm and with 1 hour to go it starts pouring with rain and hasn't stopped since >:( FML

I'll update this post later.

sucks man.

happens all the time in south florida.. hate that. I remember way back, amp'd up dunk sessions getting rained out, always was a big letdown. hEH!!

is your truck 'rubberized'? if so, could you do lighter sprints on it with spikes?

pc!

Nah it's just a very poorly maintained grass track. I ended up just putting on a singlet, t-shirt, jumper and a raincoat and going out and running the tempos.

6x100m with 2 minutes rest
The first 1 was 15.5 seconds so I adjusted the speed and the rest of the 100s were all done between 14.4 and 14.8 seconds.

I can still run in the rain, but I guess it just comes down to a motivation issue. As for spikes I try and use them very sparingly. I use them if I race (haven't raced for almost 3 years) and doing speed sessions otherwise I don't use them at all because I find spikes place a lot of pressure on my calves/achilles.

I feel you with the outdoor courts though. I haven't been able to play pick-up for about a month now because we always play on outdoor courts and we've just got rained out. I remember I tried jumping on a damp court and I ended up falling on my ass haha.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on July 11, 2016, 10:04:03 pm
ya i'd never jump on a wet court.. i absolutely love running in the rain though, feels amazing.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 15, 2016, 06:56:24 am
Skips-
500

Squat-

60x8
85x7x3

Still not doing any upper body work because I'm not 100% confident with my lats. My legs felt fine tonight. It must've just been a cramp last time I did squats.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 16, 2016, 08:53:10 pm
I've still got this cold/cough. The last couple of weeks have been really frustrating. Now out of nowhere I've suddenly got a sore chest on the left side of my body. I've got no idea how I strained it as I've done fuck all lately. I tried doing pull ups at the gym last time, but my upper body wasn't feeling right. I feel like I have the body of a 50 year old :(

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on July 17, 2016, 12:11:14 am
That's shit man. It's a horrible time of year for that too. Rest up and get better as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 21, 2016, 07:59:37 am
Bodyweight- ?
I'm feeling like a fat slob atm so I didn't want to step on the scale. My waist has gone back to 38 inches (it was 37 a couple of weeks ago before I got injured/sick).

Squat-
60x8
80x7
87.5x7x3

Assisted Pull Ups-
5x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on July 21, 2016, 08:05:24 am
We could start up a private clinic on here.. everybody seems to be injured or has some nagging issues at the moment... sucks! I hope you get better soon man!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on July 21, 2016, 08:40:03 am
we are amateurs who are dedicated and push ourselves but without proper supervision (mostly), sleep (lots of us -- especially the guys with kids), and prehab. and in a lot of cases suboptimal nutrition.

 :highfive: :strong:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 21, 2016, 09:35:27 am
Yeah there's a lot of injuries going around at the moment. I guess when you've got a life like everybody on here does it's hard to eat, train, and sleep optimally, let alone get massages/physio/restoratives for any injuries/niggles as professional and even semi-professional (depending on the sport) athletes do.

Thankfully my cold seems to have gone away and my lats are getting better. I just need to resist my natural urges of trying to push myself back into training too fast even though the volume I was doing prior to my injury was still 'under training' because I haven't been able to build up a volume/work base. Once you've built up the work base your body adapts and is able to handle the volume and intensity without getting injured, but in order to get to that stage that's when the body often breaks down along the way as it tries to resist.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: T0ddday on July 21, 2016, 09:53:29 am
we are amateurs who are dedicated and push ourselves but without proper supervision (mostly), sleep (lots of us -- especially the guys with kids), and prehab. and in a lot of cases suboptimal nutrition.

 :highfive: :strong:

That's why I'm in awe of the dedication and lack of excuses some of the people on the board display.  I mean you CAN balance work and life and training.  But there is not much margin for error.  Impressive to see the progress people here make despite the challenges. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 23, 2016, 09:14:26 am
Played pick up for the first time in around a month. I won every game except for 1 in best of 11 in 9 games.

Jumps-
Had 10 dunk attempts and managed to land 2, but they were pretty ugly. My RVJ is around 34 inches atm, which is good considering my body fat.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 25, 2016, 09:20:15 am
Squat-
60x8
80x5
90x5x3

Assisted Pull-Ups-
6x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 27, 2016, 09:36:37 am
Squat-
60x8
80x5
92.5x5x3

Chin Ups-
7x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 29, 2016, 09:57:17 am
Bodyweight- 86.8

Played pick up for an hour and shot around.
Had 15 jump attempts they were fairly mixed. I need new shoes that have grip as they are worn out.

Bench-
It felt so weird since I haven't benched for about a month.
barx12
60x8
80x5x2

Assisted Pull Ups-
7x3

Squat-
60x8
80x5
95x5x3
65x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 04, 2016, 07:42:06 am
This week has been a hard week. I started a new job, which is actually a downgrade, but I only took it because it's a permanent job with the Government so security wise it's very beneficial (I was temporary before). I started my new job on Monday and I guess I just hate the work+ it's a bit of a learning curve. So far everything that can go wrong has gone wrong mainly just minor stuff, but it has been frustrating and my colleague is a 58 year old who looks in her 70's...asking her about past workers there's been 5 people in the last 5 years and in my head I was thinking I've been here less than a week and I already want to find another job!!!

So yeah it's been a shit week. Drank way too much alcohol (last week I was drinking to celebrate this week I've been drowning my sorrows everyday except today), but I'm just going to put it behind me now and focus on the positives and start going to the gym instead of the pub after work. Travel wise the job is a bit of a bitch as well, but I'm just going to suck it up and try and make the most of this opportunity.

Training wise I played pick up 2 days on the weekend and did around 30 ME jumps. I need new shoes, but I'm going to hold off purchasing any until around October once this rain fucks off.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 07, 2016, 06:12:02 pm
I ended up getting sick a couple of days ago and have this nasty cold and very chesty cough. I've taken the day off work today even though it's only my first week, which doesn't give a good impression, but I'm seriously run-down. I spent the whole weekend in bed drinking teas and lots of fluids. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on August 07, 2016, 07:03:26 pm
bad luck to get sick right after starting the new gig. if it makes you feel any better, my brother has MRSA in his ankle and my friend had a case of strep so bad last week that when he went to the doctor, the doctor went and got all the medical staff together to look at his throat. it literally bled. and he had a 104-degree fever.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 08, 2016, 06:31:13 am
bad luck to get sick right after starting the new gig. if it makes you feel any better, my brother has MRSA in his ankle and my friend had a case of strep so bad last week that when he went to the doctor, the doctor went and got all the medical staff together to look at his throat. it literally bled. and he had a 104-degree fever.

Yeah it's definitely not a very good look having a day off after just 1 week. I was hoping that I'd recover over the weekend, but I didn't recover in time. I'll be at work tomorrow. Sorry to hear about your friend and your brother. It's ironic that you mention MRSA because that's my new job- booking surgeries at a Hospital. I don't know all the terminology, but I've been taught that if somebody is a MRSA they have an infection and need to be placed last on the theatre list.

I guess that's why I'm just so disappointed with this job is that its in health care so unless you're a doctor or a nurse it's a real dead end job. My plan is to work here for 6 months and then transfer to another Government department hopefully in Treasury or Finance, but even in a social area like Housing etc. would  be fine because at least there is chances for career progression.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 14, 2016, 12:41:20 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
82.5x5x3

Chin Ups-
8

Assisted Pull Ups-
8x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on August 14, 2016, 01:37:03 am
bad luck to get sick right after starting the new gig. if it makes you feel any better, my brother has MRSA in his ankle and my friend had a case of strep so bad last week that when he went to the doctor, the doctor went and got all the medical staff together to look at his throat. it literally bled. and he had a 104-degree fever.

holy shit @ the strep story.

growing up i had strep at least 6 times, iirc.. sounds like they were on the verge of death.

as for staph/mrsa.. remember i got a staph infection once after dunking at my favorite indoor gym? Then Lance sent me bactroban, .. went through a few tubes of that before it finally disappeared. Sometimes my left armpit starts feeling weird, which is the area that I had that staph infection, and it always freaks me out.. makes me think it's somehow lying dormant in my body ready to wreck me again. I looked it up recently actually .. I dno, some sources say it can linger in your body for a very long time.



bad luck to get sick right after starting the new gig. if it makes you feel any better, my brother has MRSA in his ankle and my friend had a case of strep so bad last week that when he went to the doctor, the doctor went and got all the medical staff together to look at his throat. it literally bled. and he had a 104-degree fever.

Yeah it's definitely not a very good look having a day off after just 1 week. I was hoping that I'd recover over the weekend, but I didn't recover in time. I'll be at work tomorrow. Sorry to hear about your friend and your brother. It's ironic that you mention MRSA because that's my new job- booking surgeries at a Hospital. I don't know all the terminology, but I've been taught that if somebody is a MRSA they have an infection and need to be placed last on the theatre list.

I guess that's why I'm just so disappointed with this job is that its in health care so unless you're a doctor or a nurse it's a real dead end job. My plan is to work here for 6 months and then transfer to another Government department hopefully in Treasury or Finance, but even in a social area like Housing etc. would  be fine because at least there is chances for career progression.

did you contact it at your work (or not sure)?

The sickest I EVER got was when I worked at Memorial Sportscenter which was affiliated with a hospital.. I somehow managed to get "whooping cough" in that environment.  Uber sterile environments can be scary af .. if things survive there, you know they are legit.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 14, 2016, 08:11:18 am
Played bball for 3 hours a bit of shooting but mainly pick up. I was able to dunk today on almost every attempt and felt 'bouncy'. I tried getting my friends to throw me lobs, but the timing was always out of place. My bodyweight is down to 85kg.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on August 14, 2016, 01:41:40 pm
Played bball for 3 hours a bit of shooting but mainly pick up. I was able to dunk today on almost every attempt and felt 'bouncy'.

damn nice!

Quote
I tried getting my friends to throw me lobs, but the timing was always out of place. My bodyweight is down to 85kg.

damn nice! you were ~96 kg in oct 2015.

:ibjumping:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 15, 2016, 08:10:07 am
Played bball for 3 hours a bit of shooting but mainly pick up. I was able to dunk today on almost every attempt and felt 'bouncy'.

damn nice!

Quote
I tried getting my friends to throw me lobs, but the timing was always out of place. My bodyweight is down to 85kg.

damn nice! you were ~96 kg in oct 2015.

:ibjumping:


Yeah 25lbs lighter. I want to lose another 20lbs :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 15, 2016, 08:10:37 am
Squat-
60x8
80x5
97.5x5

Chin Ups-
8x3
Assisted Pull Ups-
8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 19, 2016, 10:33:19 pm
Squat-
60x8
80x5
100x5x2
85x5

Assisted Pull Ups-
9x3
Chin Ups-
9

Jump Rope-
400 skips
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 22, 2016, 12:54:57 am
I played pick up for 3 hours. I ended up spaining my ankle in the last game, but it's not too bad. I'll be able to play next week.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on August 22, 2016, 01:01:17 am
I played pick up for 3 hours. I ended up spaining my ankle in the last game, but it's not too bad. I'll be able to play next week.

eek@#@! damn basketball.

ice-fest it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 24, 2016, 12:47:25 am
I played pick up for 3 hours. I ended up spaining my ankle in the last game, but it's not too bad. I'll be able to play next week.

eek@#@! damn basketball.

ice-fest it.

Feels better already  ;D

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
85x5x3

Chin Ups-
9x3
Assisted Pull-Ups-
9
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 24, 2016, 06:54:42 am
Squat-
60x5
82.5x5
102.5x5x2
85x8

Rows-
60x12x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 27, 2016, 07:39:59 am
Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x10
22x10
28x8

Squat-
60x5
85x5
105x5x2
85x8

Chin Ups-
10
Assisted Pull Ups-
10x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 28, 2016, 09:43:37 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
87.5x5x2
60x12

Chin Ups-
10x3
Assisted Pull Ups-
10
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 06, 2016, 07:15:27 am
Bodyweight- 85kg waist 36 inches

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
90x5x2
62.5x12

Chin Ups-
11x4

Assisted Pullups-
11x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 09, 2016, 10:13:45 am
Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5x2
80x10

It's been a long week. I don't have much motivation atm just due to general life stuff going on. Hopefully once the weather warms up I'll have more motivation to go outside and so running or play pick up.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 13, 2016, 09:03:36 am
So much for training on the weekend!
I had some friends travel down from interstate so went on a bender from Friday night until Monday night. It was good catching up with old friends though. My friends that I caught up with on the weekend were guys I used to play rugby with who now all play interstate in Brisbane. I do missing playing rugby mainly for the social side of it. I don't miss feeling like I've just been hit by a car every morning after I wake up after a game so it's a hard call.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
95x5x2
65x12

Assisted Pull Ups-
12

Chin Ups-
10,7,8
I took less rest time, which made these a lot harder to do.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on September 13, 2016, 07:34:13 pm
So much for training on the weekend!
I had some friends travel down from interstate so went on a bender from Friday night until Monday night. It was good catching up with old friends though. My friends that I caught up with on the weekend were guys I used to play rugby with who now all play interstate in Brisbane. I do missing playing rugby mainly for the social side of it. I don't miss feeling like I've just been hit by a car every morning after I wake up after a game so it's a hard call.

That's the hard thing with a sport you used to play. It's often hard to remember the entire picture and not just the good times.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 14, 2016, 08:00:49 am
So much for training on the weekend!
I had some friends travel down from interstate so went on a bender from Friday night until Monday night. It was good catching up with old friends though. My friends that I caught up with on the weekend were guys I used to play rugby with who now all play interstate in Brisbane. I do missing playing rugby mainly for the social side of it. I don't miss feeling like I've just been hit by a car every morning after I wake up after a game so it's a hard call.

That's the hard thing with a sport you used to play. It's often hard to remember the entire picture and not just the good times.

Yeah if rugby was a summer sport (ideally played on nights/evenings) I would still play. Apart from the physicality I just completely hate winter and the cold/wet so that's another reason why I don't really miss playing as stupid as that might sound to people who have no issues with winter.

Squat-
60x5
82.5x5
102.5x5x2
82.5x10

Chin Ups-
8x3

Assisted Pull-Ups-
13
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 16, 2016, 03:03:01 am
Jump Rope-
300 skips

Jog-
8x200m with 30 second rest breaks

3x100m 100%

Jumps-
25 max effort jumps didn't have a ball so was just grabbing rim

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 17, 2016, 05:12:24 am
Body Weight- 85.5

Bench-
barx12
60x8
82.5x5
102.5x3
100x3
67.5x12

Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x3
110x3x2
85x10

Chin Ups-
10x3

Assisted Pull Ups-
12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 17, 2016, 09:53:58 am
Jump Rope-
300 skips

Jog-
8x200m with 30 second rest breaks

3x100m 100%

Jumps-
25 max effort jumps didn't have a ball so was just grabbing rim

oooooo nice session.  :highfive: :headbang:

seems like you warmed up REALLY good before those 100m's too.. good stuff.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 19, 2016, 01:48:13 am
Jump Rope-
300 skips

Jog-
8x200m with 30 second rest breaks

3x100m 100%

Jumps-
25 max effort jumps didn't have a ball so was just grabbing rim

oooooo nice session.  :highfive: :headbang:

seems like you warmed up REALLY good before those 100m's too.. good stuff.

Yeah it was great going outside and doing real exercise again. Now that its spring the weather should start heating up and the sun will stay out for longer so I'm looking forward to getting more active.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 19, 2016, 07:58:38 am
Jump Rope-
300 skips

Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
105x5x2
90x8

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x10x3

Chin Ups-
11x2
5 ahh fucked

Treadmill-
18km/h 1:20 minutes 2 sets

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 20, 2016, 08:32:27 am
So much for training on the weekend!
I had some friends travel down from interstate so went on a bender from Friday night until Monday night. It was good catching up with old friends though. My friends that I caught up with on the weekend were guys I used to play rugby with who now all play interstate in Brisbane. I do missing playing rugby mainly for the social side of it. I don't miss feeling like I've just been hit by a car every morning after I wake up after a game so it's a hard call.

That's the hard thing with a sport you used to play. It's often hard to remember the entire picture and not just the good times.

Watching the NRL and Holden Cup finals I've got the urge to play again- this time Rugby League :trolldance:
I might change my mind next year once the season comes around, but for now I'm going to train as though I'm in pre-season.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 20, 2016, 08:40:41 am
http://www.sarugby.com.au/elizabeth-sevens/

I'm playing in this 7s tournament this weekend. I've got absolutely no fitness at the moment but the club was looking for players on facebook so I volunteered.

First rugby training since 2015. I played touch for 90 minutes 4 v 4. Good workout but my feet are all blistered now. I'm not at mid 11 100m FAT speed like I was, but I don't think I'd be much worse than low 12 100m speed atm (a few months ago I actually ran 11.7 handtimed with a headwind), which is still decent for amateur rugby. My biggest weakness atm is just my lack of fitness and endurance, but I'm just going to train again on Thursday and rest on Friday and play the comp on Saturday. I already told my coach that I don't plan on playing next season and I'm switching to league instead. He asked if I missed playing rugby and I said not really just because the last couple of seasons where I played I was stuck on the wing on a weak team and received fuck all ball because the team was always defending.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 20, 2016, 07:55:39 pm
My body feels sore today. Tight groins, tight hip flexors, calf soreness, sore feet (blisters) and back DOMS  :-\
I work in an office so from a recovery perspective it's pretty good, but half the problems I have with tightness etc. are probably from sitting down all day.

Plan for the rest of the week is as follows:
Wednesday- Gym
Thursday- 7's training
Friday- REST
Saturday- Comp

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 21, 2016, 06:54:50 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
82.5x5
102.5x3
97.5x4
92.5x5
70x12

Squat-
60x8
80x5
100x5
112.5x3x2
90x9

I was feeling fairly drained so I skipped doing chin ups.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 21, 2016, 07:42:40 pm
Soreness-
Hip flexors

They started feeling sore after I did the 3x100m ME last week. I think because I spend around 12 hours a day sitting down in the office it has led to them becoming weak. I don't want to overkill them with stretching, but I am going to try and sit with a better posture at work and also try and stand up and walk around for a couple of minutes every hour.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 21, 2016, 10:52:06 pm
Soreness-
Hip flexors

They started feeling sore after I did the 3x100m ME last week. I think because I spend around 12 hours a day sitting down in the office it has led to them becoming weak. I don't want to overkill them with stretching, but I am going to try and sit with a better posture at work and also try and stand up and walk around for a couple of minutes every hour.

ya i wonder what (athletic) life would be like without chairs & toilets.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 22, 2016, 12:02:27 am
Soreness-
Hip flexors

They started feeling sore after I did the 3x100m ME last week. I think because I spend around 12 hours a day sitting down in the office it has led to them becoming weak. I don't want to overkill them with stretching, but I am going to try and sit with a better posture at work and also try and stand up and walk around for a couple of minutes every hour.

ya i wonder what (athletic) life would be like without chairs & toilets.

There would be a lot less cases of anterior pelvic tilt around. Not sure about the toilets though :P

Edit- Playing 4 games of 7s on the weekend. The timetable just came out:

Teams I'm playing against:
9:50am- Uni
11:50am- Woodville
1:10pm- Old Coles
2:10pm- Brighton

Hopefully my team can win at least 2 of those games. I'm not expecting to make the finals but if my team does play well then we play in a semi final and grand final on the same day. Potentially could end up playing 6 games but we'll see.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 22, 2016, 08:55:55 am
Training tonight we played 90 minutes of 7s against our U18 and U20 teams with teams rotating whenever a try (touchdown) was scored. A lot of my old team mates were out tonight saying I still had the speed etc. but personally I didn't feel anywhere near 100% coz I had DOMS from the squats last night along with the aforementioned soreness and felt slow. I'm feeling pumped for Saturday! Rest up tomorrow get plenty of sleep and come out fresh and hopefully my teams brings their A game. We can beat any team we just got to work hard and support each other.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on September 22, 2016, 09:11:38 am
i have an applet on chrome that shuts my screen down for two minutes 2-3 times an hour during the work day. it's easy to ignore if i'm plowing through something but most of the time i use it as a prompt to get up and go to the bathroom, or get some water, or just do a few old man stretches at my desk. i think it's called break time. worth a try.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 22, 2016, 09:35:34 am
i have an applet on chrome that shuts my screen down for two minutes 2-3 times an hour during the work day. it's easy to ignore if i'm plowing through something but most of the time i use it as a prompt to get up and go to the bathroom, or get some water, or just do a few old man stretches at my desk. i think it's called break time. worth a try.

Thanks LBSS i'll look it up it sounds really cool.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 22, 2016, 09:38:33 am
Oh yeah in other non-athletic life circumstances my gf is pregnant. It's unexpected but we're going through with it so I'm going to have a kid. Hopefully it's a boy ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on September 22, 2016, 11:51:11 am
Congrats... that's some seriouse life gains right there!
All the best.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on September 22, 2016, 12:43:10 pm
congrats!

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Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 22, 2016, 02:13:17 pm
Oh yeah in other non-athletic life circumstances my gf is pregnant. It's unexpected but we're going through with it so I'm going to have a kid. Hopefully it's a boy ;D

whoa...... awesome!!



congrats!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/RDbZGZ3O0UmL6/giphy.gif)

lmfao!@#@!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 22, 2016, 07:51:32 pm
Thanks guys  ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 25, 2016, 02:45:14 am
Played in the 7s tournament on the weekend. It pretty much went as I expected in that we were short of players and had no substitutes so it was a tough day.

Game 1- Started the game off poorly with them scoring 2 of the first try's due to one of my team mates dropping the ball and turning over possession. We scored the last 3 tries of the game and managed to pull off the win. 

Game 2- We started really well and should've won this game, but once again handling errors cost us a try (I offloaded to my team mate 5m away from the line but he dropped it). Scores were level with 1 minute to go and the other team threw a forward pass, which didn't get called by the umpire. It was forward by close to a metre and everyone pretty much stopped expecting a whistle but the ref called play on and they scored under the posts, which cost us the game. One of my team mates starting abusing the ref and got a yellow card and warned that he'd get a red card if he kept going. He couldn't help himself and just kept swearing and going off his tree so the ref sent him off and gave him a red card, which meant he couldn't take part in any other games for us that day.

Game 3- Down to 6 players we had to poach one of the U20 players. We started off well I scored  the first try with a chip and chase, but not much good happened after that. Ended up losing.

Game 4- I think everyone had just had enough because we knew we weren't going to make the semi-finals. Our play maker decided just to go home after the 3rd game so we had to use another U20 player who wasn't feeling up to scratch due to getting on the piss last night. To top it off we were playing Onkas, which is one of if not the strongest clubs in the state so they tore us to pieces. I barely even touched the ball in this game. First time I touched it was when I caught it from a short kickoff and got smashed immediately and the other time was when my team mate through me a hospital pass and I got completely lined up.

Physically I actually don't feel that bad today. Lower body apart from a few scratches around my shins and knees I'm fine. Upper body I do feel sore around my neck and traps. I have visible bruising around my delts (probably from when I got the hospital pass).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: FP on September 25, 2016, 04:08:10 am
It was forward by close to a metre and everyone pretty much stopped expecting a whistle but the ref called play on and they scored under the posts, which cost us the game. One of my team mates starting abusing the ref and got a yellow card and warned that he'd get a red card if he kept going. He couldn't help himself and just kept swearing and going off his tree so the ref sent him off and gave him a red card, which meant he couldn't take part in any other games for us that day.

Fuuuuck this type of bullshit. In pro Ultimate there's an "integrity rule" so even if the refs make the wrong call the player committing the foul can call a foul on himself or call himself out or whatever and that ends up happening quite a lot with some teams. But at college/club level games are usually self-officiated and lots of players make salty calls cause they got beat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X--wEzxR3w

Rugby seems like you need to be really all-around tough and really athletic to play. Is it like football without pads? How do people manage that level of physicality???
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 25, 2016, 06:27:30 am
It was forward by close to a metre and everyone pretty much stopped expecting a whistle but the ref called play on and they scored under the posts, which cost us the game. One of my team mates starting abusing the ref and got a yellow card and warned that he'd get a red card if he kept going. He couldn't help himself and just kept swearing and going off his tree so the ref sent him off and gave him a red card, which meant he couldn't take part in any other games for us that day.

Fuuuuck this type of bullshit. In pro Ultimate there's an "integrity rule" so even if the refs make the wrong call the player committing the foul can call a foul on himself or call himself out or whatever and that ends up happening quite a lot with some teams. But at college/club level games are usually self-officiated and lots of players make salty calls cause they got beat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X--wEzxR3w

Rugby seems like you need to be really all-around tough and really athletic to play. Is it like football without pads? How do people manage that level of physicality???

Yeah it was a bad call but I was more disappointed with my team mate because he should've just controlled his mouth and anger. The ref was never going to change the decision so there was no point in arguing and abusing him. If we were playing at a professional level we could've questioned it and they would be able to do a '3rd umpire' decision and watch replays and angles on the big screen, but this is just amateur level rugby.

Rugby it's a difficult sport you definitely need to be athletic if you're a back and be very durable. For me I love running with the ball and playing offense. Defense I try and hit hard make the tackles, but it's not something I really enjoy doing. I just love playing attack, but half the time you're soo tired from playing defense that when you do get the ball you're already fairly tired so it's hard coming up with the endurance especially at 7s level. In games it's a bit better because often there's more stop and start especially when you're on the wing.

There's another 7s comp in Adelaide coming up soon and an ex-Fijian sprinter is playing in it.

http://fijivillage.com/sport/Tabakaucoro-turns-down-Rugby-League-offers-k2rs95/
"Pacific sprint king and new rugby convert Banuve Tabakaucoro has turned down a few offers from some Rugby League clubs in Australia to pursue his Rugby Sevens dream for Fiji.

Tabakaucoro’s new coach Solomoni Donu told Fijivillage this morning that his training has been going well.

The Silverwaters Barbarian Rugby Club 7s team is currently in camp in Nadroga where they are training at the Sand Dunes, Lawaqa Park and the FRU High Performance Training Center.

Donu says the Fiji Rugby Union is also looking forward to seeing Tabakaucoro do well on the rugby pitch.

The Silverwaters Barbarian Rugby Club will leave our shores next Wednesday where they will play in the Adelaide 7s next Saturday and Sunday.

Many local rugby pundits are looking forward to the progress of Tabakaucoro and what he will bring into Fiji rugby"

His 100m is 10.20 FAT. He obviously has the athleticism but whether he can handle the physicality is another question. Dwain Chambers converted to rugby league after his doping ban, but he couldn't handle the physicality and endurance aspect of the game.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_league/super_league/castleford/7385928.stm
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 27, 2016, 07:10:46 pm
8x200m with 30 seconds rest breaks.
Rugby 7s training for 60 minutes.

Soreness-
Calves/Groins and left bicep when I extend it too much.

Body composition wise I want to lose another 2 inches off my waist by the end of the year, which would have me sitting around 15% bodyfat, which is still shit but a lot better than 30%+ bodyfat that I was 12 months ago.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on September 27, 2016, 07:43:17 pm
That's some great progress. Well done so far mate.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 28, 2016, 09:11:23 pm
Thanks Coges.

I didn't end up going to the gym yesterday because my state had a massive power blackout. The transmission poles literally got blown over by the wind so the whole state lost power.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-29/south-australia-recovers-from-power-outage-live-blog/7887000
"You have to understand there were 80,000 lightning strikes across the State of South Australia yesterday. And of course, gale-force winds, some of which are continuing.
 
"So this was a once in 50-year weather event, which caused a lightning strike into a power station, which caused these transmission towers to blow over. And then of course, it led to the inter-connectors shutting themselves down to protect property and people as a safety mechanism because there was a surge of electricity as a result of those events.
 
"We don't know what future weather events will hold for South Australia, but we have repaired a number of the problems that occurred last night. There have been some back-up generators that have been used on some major industrial sites which are is still occurring and of course all the hospitals went to back-up power immediately, as well as the emergency services".
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on September 28, 2016, 09:45:44 pm
Thanks Coges.

I didn't end up going to the gym yesterday because my state had a massive power blackout. The transmission poles literally got blown over by the wind so the whole state lost power.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-29/south-australia-recovers-from-power-outage-live-blog/7887000
"You have to understand there were 80,000 lightning strikes across the State of South Australia yesterday. And of course, gale-force winds, some of which are continuing.
 
"So this was a once in 50-year weather event, which caused a lightning strike into a power station, which caused these transmission towers to blow over. And then of course, it led to the inter-connectors shutting themselves down to protect property and people as a safety mechanism because there was a surge of electricity as a result of those events.
 
"We don't know what future weather events will hold for South Australia, but we have repaired a number of the problems that occurred last night. There have been some back-up generators that have been used on some major industrial sites which are is still occurring and of course all the hospitals went to back-up power immediately, as well as the emergency services".

I felt so sorry for you guys over there but had to kind of laugh. Almost apocalypse type conditions. Apparently you're due for more over the next couple of days too.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 29, 2016, 09:00:06 am
The weather is still miserable. 100km/h winds and lots of rain but at least we haven't had any more blackouts.

Soreness-
Calves. Even when I was squatting all I could feel was my calves burning.

Gym-

Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
107.5x5x2
90x5

Chin Ups-
11x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 30, 2016, 10:56:36 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5
95x3
105x2
100x2
75x10

Incline DB Bench-
12x10
18x10
24x10
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 01, 2016, 02:08:49 am
Good news- Woke up and measured my waist and it was 35.5 inches, which is the best it's been since about 30 months ago.

Bad news- AFL Grand Final and I've been getting pissed with my mates. 16 beers so far today and it's only 4pm. I didn't drink for 7 days but when I do I binge drink. Getting sloshed.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on October 01, 2016, 08:21:58 am
16 beers?!  :o that would definitely be a huge  :personal-record: for me. After like 1-2l of beer I feel bloated as hell and stop.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 01, 2016, 02:03:39 pm
Good news- Woke up and measured my waist and it was 35.5 inches, which is the best it's been since about 30 months ago.

nice!!!



Quote
Bad news- AFL Grand Final and I've been getting pissed with my mates. 16 beers so far today and it's only 4pm. I didn't drink for 7 days but when I do I binge drink. Getting sloshed.

not nice!!!! wtf? lmfao!!

how many did you max out at? that's fuqn nuts!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 01, 2016, 07:12:58 pm
16 beers?!  :o that would definitely be a huge  :personal-record: for me. After like 1-2l of beer I feel bloated as hell and stop.

I'm the opposite. I won't drink anything if it's just 1 or 2 beers. I ended up just having another beer and crashing out on the couch. That's my drinking done for the week I'm not going to have a drop for the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 02, 2016, 10:09:38 pm
Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
115x3x2
95x5

Rows-
40x12
62.5x12
82.5x10x3

Chin Ups-
12,11, 8 i wanted to get 11 but my muscles gave up
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 04, 2016, 06:16:16 am
I really wanted to head down to the rugby field today and do some running, but the rain was torrential. If the weather's better after work tomorrow I'll head down to the field.

BW-
84

Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5
102.5x3x2
92.5x6
75x11

Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
110x5x2
95x5

Chin Ups-
12

Assisted Pull Ups-
10x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 05, 2016, 06:39:02 am
4x440m
3x60m @100% 

1x440m- sub 1:30
60 seconds rest
1x440m- sub 1:30

10 minutes rest

1x440m- sub 1:30
60 seconds rest
1x440m sub 1:30

Somewhat surprisingly I actually felt a lot more puffed out after my 2nd rep of 440m compared to my 4th rep.

3x60m with 200m walk recovery
I didn't time these but they felt decent.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 07, 2016, 01:05:42 am
Soreness-

Calves/Achilles- I could feel my calves were tight a couple of days ago when I was doing my 440m so I guess this isn't surprisng that I've got some soreness/DOMS around the usual suspect area.

Gym-
Stuck at work atm because some fuckwit decided to steal a car and drive 160km/h+ in a 40km roadwork zone and ended up slamming into the back of a car and killing an innocent motorist on the highway I take to work. Police and forensics closed off large parts of the road so traffic was at a standstill. I was stuck for over 2 hours along with thousands of other motorists and now have to make up my time at work.

Anyway I was planning to do 117.5x3x2 with squats but fuck that. Like entropy said it's babyweight so I'm changing the plans and going to hit 120 for a triple instead...when I get out the office, which is feeling like forever!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 07, 2016, 11:18:21 am
Squats-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3x2 these were easier than I thought!
100x5

Chin Ups-
12,12,10

Rows-
40x12
65x12
85x10x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 08, 2016, 08:39:27 am
Bodyweight- 83.9

Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5
100x2
105x2 this felt heavy :(
102.5x2
95x6
77.5x11
I think I have a mental issue when I'm benching 2 plates. I posted a video of me benching 110kg for 3 reps a few months ago without a spotter so at that time my max would've been 120+. Yet now I'm struggling just to rep 105x2 >:(

Squat-
60x8
80x5
100x5
112.5x5x2 fkn babyweight
100x5

Chin Ups-
13

Assisted Pullups-
11x2

So much for abstaining from alcohol for 2 weeks. I'm back on the beers again tonight because I've been craving beers all week.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 10, 2016, 05:14:53 am
Cardio-

4x400m
1x60m @100%
1x100m @100%
1x120m@100%

1x400m- 1:25
60 seconds rest
1x400m- 1:25

8 minutes 30 seconds rest
1x400m- 1:25
60 seconds rest
1x400m- 1:25

10 minutes rest

1x60m felt fairly fast
5 minutes rest
1x100m good
5 minutes rest
1x120m good
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 10, 2016, 08:27:37 pm
I'm feeling good today. A bit of soreness with calves, but the Achilles are feeling great. Once I knock off work the plan is to squat 122.5kg for 2 sets of triples. I'm going to change up and start doing box squats though to avoid plateauing. I don't really care if my form isn't 100% I just want to get up to squatting 3 plates and finally get a  :personal-record: Whether 3 plates squat is with a box squat or with a regular squat I really don't care.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 11, 2016, 06:22:38 am
Box Squats-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
122.5x3x2 LIGHTWEIGHT
102.5x5

Box squats felt good.

Chin Ups-
13,12,10

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
87.5x8x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 14, 2016, 11:57:55 pm
Bodyweight- 83.6

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x3
105x2 fkn shit
100x3
80x11
Horrible. Had no strength on the bench.

Incline DB-
10x12
16x12
20x10
24x5 piece of shit

Just wasn't feeling good so cut the workout short and went home. Bad training session.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 16, 2016, 02:40:20 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
115x5x2
105x5

Chin Ups-
10x3

Pull Ups-
7x2

Edit- Went to an indoor court and played around for an hour. Did about 30 jumps. I was getting dunks on almost every attempt for my first 10 jumps. From jumps 10-20 the percentage dropped down to about 50% and by jumps 20-30 I was just too fatigued and was only getting around 1 in 4.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 17, 2016, 08:25:53 am
I tried to sneak into the indoor court but all the courts had organised games going so I drove to an outdoor court. After going to an indoor court yesterday it is a lot better than outdoor courts especially with impact on the knees as I'm an overweight 1 leg jumper.
Shot around and did a few dunks for 30-45 minutes. I wasn't jumping as high as yesterday and most of the dunks were pretty weak.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x4
107.5x1 had no spotter but I'm fairly certain I could've got a 2nd rep if I attempted one
92.5x5x2
My left pec started feeling sore so I left it at that. I'm going to just go 7 days without benching to give my chest a bit of time to recover.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 17, 2016, 01:03:02 pm
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
115x5x2
105x5

Chin Ups-
10x3

Pull Ups-
7x2

Edit- Went to an indoor court and played around for an hour. Did about 30 jumps. I was getting dunks on almost every attempt for my first 10 jumps. From jumps 10-20 the percentage dropped down to about 50% and by jumps 20-30 I was just too fatigued and was only getting around 1 in 4.

damn nice.

all of those were dribble up SLRVJ dunks?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 17, 2016, 11:12:10 pm
Yeah all dribbling. I can't lob for shit. I've never been able to land a dunk of a self-lob because I've got unco timing and can't get the run up sorted.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 18, 2016, 05:44:51 am
My body had a few niggles today. I had the day off weights and went to a grass track and did a few sprints. Initially I didn't feel like doing anything because I felt 'sluggish' but after stretching a bit and warming up I got into it.

Jog-
2 laps

ME Sprints-
1x60m
3x100m
Didn't feel too bad.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 20, 2016, 08:32:23 am
Played touch rugby today for around 1 hour. It was a decent session, but the intensity wasn't very high. I worked up a sweat but there were only a couple of moments where I really felt fatigued. The weather was nice as well, which is always a bonus. Now that it's October it should start heating up going into summer.

I think rugby league pre-season starts in December.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 25, 2016, 01:40:23 am
I've been really slack over the past week or so. I haven't had any major commitments just poor work ethic. I'm going to do some box squats tonight and build up some consistency again. I'll treat the last week as a 'deload'.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 25, 2016, 06:56:15 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
125x3x2 moderately difficult but I was never worried about failing
107.5x5

Chin Ups-
10
Soo lazy. I'll make up for this tomorrow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 27, 2016, 12:22:46 am
Bodyweight- 84.2
I've been slack on my diet lately. Eating a bit too much/drinking too much beer. Need to snap out of these bad habits!!!

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x5 my left pec is still strained. I rested for 10 days but I could feel it's not right so I need to just go another couple of weeks without benching.

Pull Ups-
8x2

Chin Ups-
10
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 28, 2016, 07:56:51 am
Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x7x3

Pull Ups-
8x2

Chin Ups-
10x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 28, 2016, 12:45:50 pm
Bodyweight- 84.2
I've been slack on my diet lately. Eating a bit too much/drinking too much beer. Need to snap out of these bad habits!!!

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x5 my left pec is still strained. I rested for 10 days but I could feel it's not right so I need to just go another couple of weeks without benching.

Pull Ups-
8x2

Chin Ups-
10

every1 drinking so much beer lately.. oktoberfest is real.

as for the pec, maybe do some pushups in a few days.. hit it with some lighter tension first, make sure it can handle it before getting back to the bar. You're doing pullups & such which recruit the pecs so, sounds like you can probably get some lighter rehab work in as long as you don't feel it aggravating. but ya a few weeks off of actual benching sounds like a pretty good idea.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 30, 2016, 05:27:51 am
Yep definitely going to take a couple weeks off benching. The strain is fairly minor so I'll continue on with pullups (I didn't do them today though just squatted).

Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
117.5x5x2 Nailed this. I'm confident of getting 127.5 for a triple this week now.
110x5

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 31, 2016, 07:55:06 am
Just a quick workout.

Chin Ups-
11x3

Pull Ups-
9x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 05, 2016, 12:33:50 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
127.5x3x2 :personal-record: A long time coming!!!
112.5x5

Pull Ups-
10x2

Weighted Chins (6kg db)
7x3 piece of piss

ME Sprints-
4x100m
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 06, 2016, 07:49:07 am
I played pick-up for 4 hours. My legs are stuffed now and in one of the last games I played I got a corky. Jump wise I didn't even bother attempting anything. My legs just felt dead from the sprints/squats yesterday.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 06, 2016, 08:13:26 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
127.5x3x2 :personal-record: A long time coming!!!
112.5x5

boom! :headbang:



Quote
Pull Ups-
10x2

Weighted Chins (6kg db)
7x3 piece of piss

ME Sprints-
4x100m

ME 100m sprints after heavy squats? must have felt like an animal.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 07, 2016, 08:24:45 am
Yeah I actually felt good. I did the sprints a couple of hours after I'd done the squats but my legs felt great. No tightness or anything. If I'd done 200m I would've had glute lock, but I haven't attempted a ME 200m for ages.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x3
90x7
90x6 need to get stronger triceps

Chin Ups (6kg)
8x3   
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 09, 2016, 06:06:47 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x5x2  :personal-record:
112.5x5

ME Sprints-
2x100m
1x150m

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 13, 2016, 12:43:50 pm
Yeah I actually felt good. I did the sprints a couple of hours after I'd done the squats but my legs felt great. No tightness or anything. If I'd done 200m I would've had glute lock, but I haven't attempted a ME 200m for ages.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x3
90x7
90x6 need to get stronger triceps

Chin Ups (6kg)
8x3

when you do an ME 200m, what's your "strategy"?

in my noob state, I just attempt a fast start until about ~30m, run hard until about ~100m, then i'd go all out the last 100m.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 14, 2016, 05:52:09 am
Yeah I actually felt good. I did the sprints a couple of hours after I'd done the squats but my legs felt great. No tightness or anything. If I'd done 200m I would've had glute lock, but I haven't attempted a ME 200m for ages.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x3
90x7
90x6 need to get stronger triceps

Chin Ups (6kg)
8x3

when you do an ME 200m, what's your "strategy"?

in my noob state, I just attempt a fast start until about ~30m, run hard until about ~100m, then i'd go all out the last 100m.

I don't have one. I just try and run as fast as I can until I die out. If I've got fitness usually that is around the 160m mark but because of momentum that last 40m is still done in around 5 seconds. For what it's worth I try and do the Maurice Greene style at the start (hold my head down and slowly rise up and am full upright after 13 steps).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 14, 2016, 05:53:13 am
Bodyweight- 83.5

Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
130x3  :personal-record:
130x2
115x5

Pull Ups-
10

Chin Ups (6kg)
8x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on November 14, 2016, 06:32:17 am
Squats are coming along nicely mate.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 14, 2016, 06:46:12 am
Squats are coming along nicely mate.

Yeah about time  :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 14, 2016, 01:32:40 pm
Yeah I actually felt good. I did the sprints a couple of hours after I'd done the squats but my legs felt great. No tightness or anything. If I'd done 200m I would've had glute lock, but I haven't attempted a ME 200m for ages.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x3
90x7
90x6 need to get stronger triceps

Chin Ups (6kg)
8x3

when you do an ME 200m, what's your "strategy"?

in my noob state, I just attempt a fast start until about ~30m, run hard until about ~100m, then i'd go all out the last 100m.

I don't have one. I just try and run as fast as I can until I die out. If I've got fitness usually that is around the 160m mark but because of momentum that last 40m is still done in around 5 seconds. For what it's worth I try and do the Maurice Greene style at the start (hold my head down and slowly rise up and am full upright after 13 steps).

cool thanks!



Bodyweight- 83.5

Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
130x3  :personal-record:
130x2
115x5

Pull Ups-
10

Chin Ups (6kg)
8x3

oooh !!  :ibsquatting: :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 15, 2016, 07:46:26 am
Thanks!

My diet was a bit slack today. I had a pub meal for lunch (chicken schnitzel & chips) and than visited my friend at his yiros shop who I haven't seen for a while so he insisted on giving me a free meal. I had a chicken yiros, hot chips and coke. I won't be having lunch tomorrow haha.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x1
107.5x1
92.5x7
82.5x7

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
92.5x7x3

Chin Ups (8kg)
6x3

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 16, 2016, 07:07:19 am
I didn't train today. I had a shit day at work wishing I could get another job but I only started 3 months ago in my current role so I'm stuck with it for the time being. It's a permanent full-time role so I probably got to stay at least 18 months so I can get a couple of good references/not burn any bridges. Putting it in context it pays the mortgage/bills and a job is better than no job.

The weather is supposed to be warm tomorrow so I'm planning on doing some box squats + sprints.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 17, 2016, 07:08:04 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
122.5x5 :personal-record:
122.5x4

Chin Ups (8kg)
7x3

ME Sprints-
1x60m
2x100m
1x150m

My starts feel more powerful now but I feel 'bulky' at top speed. Need to lose more body fat! I'm going to clean up my diet a bit and try and cut 2 inches off my waist by New Years.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on November 17, 2016, 07:23:45 am
Everyone is beasting on squats lately... good job.  :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 17, 2016, 07:37:33 am
Everyone is beasting on squats lately... good job.  :highfive:

except meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  :-[

just kidding taking a forced break from squats was probably really good for me.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 18, 2016, 07:50:33 am
Everyone is beasting on squats lately... good job.  :highfive:

except meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  :-[

just kidding taking a forced break from squats was probably really good for me.

Thanks Leonel.

Haha LBSS as soon as you have access to squats again you'll be killing it + your aches/soreness will have completely disappeared as you said in your journal.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 20, 2016, 06:32:39 am
Basketball- Played pick up for 2.5 hours. Exhausted.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 22, 2016, 05:16:56 am
I had no energy after work yesterday so I skipped the gym but trained today.

Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
132.5x3  :personal-record:
120x4

Incline DB Bench-
10,12,14,16 x 12 reps

Pull Ups-
11x3

Chin Ups (8kg)
8x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 24, 2016, 06:37:30 am
BW- 83.4

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x5
125x5 :personal-record:
105x5

Chin Ups (10kg)
6x3

ME Sprints-
5 minutes rest between sets
1x60m
1x100m
1x160m
1x100m
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 25, 2016, 11:57:28 pm
I had a big night last night and was semi-hungover today.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5
100x1
110x1
95x7 the last rep was a grind
85x5

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
95x7x3

Fuck it i'm having a bender this weekend. My fridge is full of beer and I'm going to drink until they are all gone.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 26, 2016, 11:35:25 am
Fuck it i'm having a bender this weekend. My fridge is full of beer and I'm going to drink until they are all gone.

curious to see if there are any :personal-record: next week lmao!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 27, 2016, 06:07:48 am
We'll see haha.

Pick up- Played for 3 hours my feet feel wrecked. Hopefully I don't pick up any blisters. Last week I left pick up early because I was going to the beach and apparently there was heaps of drama with one of the regulars. Long story short he's boycotted from playing with us anymore due to his shit attitude that leads to brawls breaking out. Last time he pulled shit like that he didn't come to the courts for months so hopefully he won't be back for a while. Even when he does come back I'm done with his bullshit so I'll tell the people i'm with not to let him join in.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 27, 2016, 04:30:16 pm
We'll see haha.

Pick up- Played for 3 hours my feet feel wrecked. Hopefully I don't pick up any blisters. Last week I left pick up early because I was going to the beach and apparently there was heaps of drama with one of the regulars. Long story short he's boycotted from playing with us anymore due to his shit attitude that leads to brawls breaking out. Last time he pulled shit like that he didn't come to the courts for months so hopefully he won't be back for a while. Even when he does come back I'm done with his bullshit so I'll tell the people i'm with not to let him join in.

those people suck, it's usually a repeat offender.. there were quite a few of those people at the courts where i played growing up, leading to lots of fights. I actually got body slammed once by one of those dbags lmao. I was like 15, he was ~30.. wtf.

he needs to relax, he isn't getting paid to play pickup. brain damage.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 28, 2016, 06:30:44 am
We'll see haha.

Pick up- Played for 3 hours my feet feel wrecked. Hopefully I don't pick up any blisters. Last week I left pick up early because I was going to the beach and apparently there was heaps of drama with one of the regulars. Long story short he's boycotted from playing with us anymore due to his shit attitude that leads to brawls breaking out. Last time he pulled shit like that he didn't come to the courts for months so hopefully he won't be back for a while. Even when he does come back I'm done with his bullshit so I'll tell the people i'm with not to let him join in.

those people suck, it's usually a repeat offender.. there were quite a few of those people at the courts where i played growing up, leading to lots of fights. I actually got body slammed once by one of those dbags lmao. I was like 15, he was ~30.. wtf.

he needs to relax, he isn't getting paid to play pickup. brain damage.

Yeah I just don't understand the mentality of some people. This culprit is literally an English guy in his early 30's, lives with his parents, is unemployed, and his mission in life is to expose some historic poet nobody has ever heard of as being a homosexual...so yeah he doesn't have a lot going for him. Anyway he usually comes down to the courts a couple of times a month. When he doesn't play there's no tension and no fights. Yet when he's around the atmosphere is always tense and it goes from a good competitive hustling free flowing game to a physical one constantly interrupted by arguments and fouls. He just takes it way to competitive and than always gets physical, which leads to other players getting physical. Than it leads to tension and people start calling fouls on every play, which makes it worse and it just goes on a downward spiral from there.

Last week he was up to his usual antics of playing aggressive and throwing elbows around everywhere and driving straight at people, which in organised ball is called a charge!!! Yet if he so much as gets a hand check he calls a foul. If you're going to play that style you can't be a pussy and call cheap fouls. Everyone just wants to play for fun so they told him to relax and he than started saying that everyone's racist because it's mainly Africans that play at the courts. So my friend told him nobody is being racist you're just being a fuckhead. My friend is half Thai/half German and his reply to my friend was to go on a rant screaming at him that he's got nothing going for him in life and he's a nazi...so my friend started laughing at him and asking if he wants to fight and he is just talking shit saying 'you're not worth it I'd fkn bury you blah blah blah".

Anyway the game started again and as soon as my friend got the ball this guy runs up and grabs my friend in a headlock. By this stage everyone was sick of his shit so he got jumped. Hopefully they knocked some sense into him >:(

Edit- But yeah I don't like the guy but I'm not going to fight him. He's the type of person that would call the police after getting a hiding and we used to be 'friends' on facebook. Plus the whole incident with the truck driver last year really made me re-evaluate my decision making so if I was there last week I would've just laughed and walked away if he was talking shit to me coz I know he's no physical danger to me. I still wish I was there to see him get jumped though  ;D
 

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 28, 2016, 10:25:20 pm
We'll see haha.

Pick up- Played for 3 hours my feet feel wrecked. Hopefully I don't pick up any blisters. Last week I left pick up early because I was going to the beach and apparently there was heaps of drama with one of the regulars. Long story short he's boycotted from playing with us anymore due to his shit attitude that leads to brawls breaking out. Last time he pulled shit like that he didn't come to the courts for months so hopefully he won't be back for a while. Even when he does come back I'm done with his bullshit so I'll tell the people i'm with not to let him join in.

those people suck, it's usually a repeat offender.. there were quite a few of those people at the courts where i played growing up, leading to lots of fights. I actually got body slammed once by one of those dbags lmao. I was like 15, he was ~30.. wtf.

he needs to relax, he isn't getting paid to play pickup. brain damage.

Yeah I just don't understand the mentality of some people. This culprit is literally an English guy in his early 30's, lives with his parents, is unemployed, and his mission in life is to expose some historic poet nobody has ever heard of as being a homosexual...so yeah he doesn't have a lot going for him. Anyway he usually comes down to the courts a couple of times a month. When he doesn't play there's no tension and no fights. Yet when he's around the atmosphere is always tense and it goes from a good competitive hustling free flowing game to a physical one constantly interrupted by arguments and fouls. He just takes it way to competitive and than always gets physical, which leads to other players getting physical. Than it leads to tension and people start calling fouls on every play, which makes it worse and it just goes on a downward spiral from there.

Last week he was up to his usual antics of playing aggressive and throwing elbows around everywhere and driving straight at people, which in organised ball is called a charge!!! Yet if he so much as gets a hand check he calls a foul. If you're going to play that style you can't be a pussy and call cheap fouls. Everyone just wants to play for fun so they told him to relax and he than started saying that everyone's racist because it's mainly Africans that play at the courts. So my friend told him nobody is being racist you're just being a fuckhead. My friend is half Thai/half German and his reply to my friend was to go on a rant screaming at him that he's got nothing going for him in life and he's a nazi...so my friend started laughing at him and asking if he wants to fight and he is just talking shit saying 'you're not worth it I'd fkn bury you blah blah blah".

Anyway the game started again and as soon as my friend got the ball this guy runs up and grabs my friend in a headlock. By this stage everyone was sick of his shit so he got jumped. Hopefully they knocked some sense into him >:(

Edit- But yeah I don't like the guy but I'm not going to fight him. He's the type of person that would call the police after getting a hiding and we used to be 'friends' on facebook. Plus the whole incident with the truck driver last year really made me re-evaluate my decision making so if I was there last week I would've just laughed and walked away if he was talking shit to me coz I know he's no physical danger to me. I still wish I was there to see him get jumped though  ;D

lmfao.. sounds like he's got some screws loose. I somewhat feel bad for him that he got jumped, but he seems violent soo... He reminds me of that "Charlie Zelenoff" type.. the problem with these Zelenoff types is that they have some legit brain issues and not even a beatdown seems to help them.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 29, 2016, 05:20:44 am
We'll see haha.

Pick up- Played for 3 hours my feet feel wrecked. Hopefully I don't pick up any blisters. Last week I left pick up early because I was going to the beach and apparently there was heaps of drama with one of the regulars. Long story short he's boycotted from playing with us anymore due to his shit attitude that leads to brawls breaking out. Last time he pulled shit like that he didn't come to the courts for months so hopefully he won't be back for a while. Even when he does come back I'm done with his bullshit so I'll tell the people i'm with not to let him join in.

those people suck, it's usually a repeat offender.. there were quite a few of those people at the courts where i played growing up, leading to lots of fights. I actually got body slammed once by one of those dbags lmao. I was like 15, he was ~30.. wtf.

he needs to relax, he isn't getting paid to play pickup. brain damage.

Yeah I just don't understand the mentality of some people. This culprit is literally an English guy in his early 30's, lives with his parents, is unemployed, and his mission in life is to expose some historic poet nobody has ever heard of as being a homosexual...so yeah he doesn't have a lot going for him. Anyway he usually comes down to the courts a couple of times a month. When he doesn't play there's no tension and no fights. Yet when he's around the atmosphere is always tense and it goes from a good competitive hustling free flowing game to a physical one constantly interrupted by arguments and fouls. He just takes it way to competitive and than always gets physical, which leads to other players getting physical. Than it leads to tension and people start calling fouls on every play, which makes it worse and it just goes on a downward spiral from there.

Last week he was up to his usual antics of playing aggressive and throwing elbows around everywhere and driving straight at people, which in organised ball is called a charge!!! Yet if he so much as gets a hand check he calls a foul. If you're going to play that style you can't be a pussy and call cheap fouls. Everyone just wants to play for fun so they told him to relax and he than started saying that everyone's racist because it's mainly Africans that play at the courts. So my friend told him nobody is being racist you're just being a fuckhead. My friend is half Thai/half German and his reply to my friend was to go on a rant screaming at him that he's got nothing going for him in life and he's a nazi...so my friend started laughing at him and asking if he wants to fight and he is just talking shit saying 'you're not worth it I'd fkn bury you blah blah blah".

Anyway the game started again and as soon as my friend got the ball this guy runs up and grabs my friend in a headlock. By this stage everyone was sick of his shit so he got jumped. Hopefully they knocked some sense into him >:(

Edit- But yeah I don't like the guy but I'm not going to fight him. He's the type of person that would call the police after getting a hiding and we used to be 'friends' on facebook. Plus the whole incident with the truck driver last year really made me re-evaluate my decision making so if I was there last week I would've just laughed and walked away if he was talking shit to me coz I know he's no physical danger to me. I still wish I was there to see him get jumped though  ;D

lmfao.. sounds like he's got some screws loose. I somewhat feel bad for him that he got jumped, but he seems violent soo... He reminds me of that "Charlie Zelenoff" type.. the problem with these Zelenoff types is that they have some legit brain issues and not even a beatdown seems to help them.

Yeah he's a strange guy. I wouldn't be surprised if he comes back though because I doubt he'd be able to find a social team to play organised ball with. Even if he did find a team it would only be a matter of time before he gets banned from the league for either throwing chairs, abusing other teams or even assaulting the ref.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 29, 2016, 05:24:09 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x3
135x1 failed on the 2nd rep- weak. My mind wasn't focussed and even the warm up sets were feeling 'heavy'.
125x2 lol
Poor performance. I'll come back next week and hit 137.5 for a double. I'm sure of it. Just wasn't mentally there today.

Pull Ups-
12

Chin Ups (10kg)
6x3

I wanted to go running but it was dark already because I had to stay back at work and do overtime today.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 01, 2016, 06:44:41 am
BW- 83.5

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x3
100x1
112.5x1 easy
97.5x6
87.5x8

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x12
20x12

ME Sprints-
3x100m
1x200m
The 200m actually didn't feel too bad just long.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 03, 2016, 10:24:49 am
Played pick up for 2 hours.

ME Sprints-
1x150m
1x120m

In hindsight I should have done the sprints before I went to the courts but it's all goods. I was too fucked to do anymore sprints. If I'd done the sprints first I would've had more energy and could have done more.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 05, 2016, 05:49:38 am
Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x7x3

Chin Ups (10kg)
7x3

Pull Ups-
10x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 06, 2016, 06:30:09 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x3
100x1
115x1
100x5
85x10

Incline DB-
10x12
16x12
22x12

Chin Ups (10kg)
8

Pull Ups-
12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 10, 2016, 07:48:18 am
BW- 83.7 Been eating too much junk/fast food

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x1
137.5x1
120x3
110x6

Pull Ups-
13

Chin Ups (12kg)
6x3

ME Sprints-
2x100m
Sprained my groin on the 2nd rep  :(
Had been planning to do more volume but my body let me down!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 12, 2016, 06:48:57 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x3
100x3
110x1
117.5x1 negative
102.5x3
92.5x7

Incline DB
12x12
16x12
20x12
20x8

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 13, 2016, 07:36:12 am
Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x1
100x3x3 focussing on going down slow and exploding up as fast as possible from the box

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
150x3
162.5x1
I could have easily gone higher but it's been months since I've deadlifted. Considering my PR is 220+ from years ago it's no surprise that these were easy.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 17, 2016, 01:22:27 am
Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x1
140x1 :personal-record:
125x3
115x6

Chin Ups (12kg)
7x3

Pull Ups-
12

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 20, 2016, 03:23:47 pm
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x3
100x3
110x1
102.5x4
95x7

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
152.5x3
165x1

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
18x12
22x12
24x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 28, 2016, 08:18:26 am
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone reading my journal!

The last week I haven't trained as I've been enjoying the holidays and had my girlfriends sister and family over from Brisbane so been busy entertaining/drinking. It's been good. I've got a couple of weeks break from work so been making the most of it. Probably put on about 2kg/5lbs from all the alcohol and food I've been enjoying, but there's always 2017 to get back into training and good habits.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 29, 2016, 02:29:20 am
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone reading my journal!

same to you man!!


Quote
The last week I haven't trained as I've been enjoying the holidays and had my girlfriends sister and family over from Brisbane so been busy entertaining/drinking. It's been good. I've got a couple of weeks break from work so been making the most of it. Probably put on about 2kg/5lbs from all the alcohol and food I've been enjoying, but there's always 2017 to get back into training and good habits.

seems like you're having fun with friends & fam, that's worth more a few weeks of training.

turn it up (safely) in 2017!! big gains/PR's.

peace!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on December 29, 2016, 04:32:03 am
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone reading my journal!

The last week I haven't trained as I've been enjoying the holidays and had my girlfriends sister and family over from Brisbane so been busy entertaining/drinking. It's been good. I've got a couple of weeks break from work so been making the most of it. Probably put on about 2kg/5lbs from all the alcohol and food I've been enjoying, but there's always 2017 to get back into training and good habits.

Same to you! Yeah I've also been slacking off a bit training and diet wise but all the delicious food was well worth it. I wish you and everyone a successful training year 2017... let's hope we can all stay injury free (probably not though ...  :'( )
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 29, 2016, 05:25:11 am
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone reading my journal!

same to you man!!


Quote
The last week I haven't trained as I've been enjoying the holidays and had my girlfriends sister and family over from Brisbane so been busy entertaining/drinking. It's been good. I've got a couple of weeks break from work so been making the most of it. Probably put on about 2kg/5lbs from all the alcohol and food I've been enjoying, but there's always 2017 to get back into training and good habits.

seems like you're having fun with friends & fam, that's worth more a few weeks of training.

turn it up (safely) in 2017!! big gains/PR's.

peace!!

Thanks adarqui!

Looking forward to making 2017  :personal-record: nation!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 29, 2016, 05:28:11 am
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone reading my journal!

The last week I haven't trained as I've been enjoying the holidays and had my girlfriends sister and family over from Brisbane so been busy entertaining/drinking. It's been good. I've got a couple of weeks break from work so been making the most of it. Probably put on about 2kg/5lbs from all the alcohol and food I've been enjoying, but there's always 2017 to get back into training and good habits.

Same to you! Yeah I've also been slacking off a bit training and diet wise but all the delicious food was well worth it. I wish you and everyone a successful training year 2017... let's hope we can all stay injury free (probably not though ...  :'( )

Thanks Leonel ;D

Injuries suck so hopefully with hard/smart training we can both make gains without succumbing to injury.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 30, 2016, 03:43:12 am
Bodyweight- 84.6 :(

Box Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
120x1
130x1
102.5x3x3

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
155x3
167.5x1

Chin Ups-
10x3

Sprints-
ME 5x100m with 5 minute recovery between reps
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 31, 2016, 01:05:08 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x3
100x3
112.5x1
105x2
97.5x5

Chin Ups (14kg)
5x3

Pull Ups
10

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
18x12
24x12
26x8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 02, 2017, 07:52:41 am
ME Sprints-

3x150m
1x100m

I did the sprints before I went to the gym. Usually I go to the gym and than do sprints so my energy was not 100% for the gym, but the sprints felt faster, which was good.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x1
132.5x1
142.5xfail If I was fresh I believe I would have made this.
127.5x2
117.5x6

Chin Ups (14kg)
6x3

Pull Ups-
11

Jump Rope-
200 skips
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 04, 2017, 03:50:08 am
Basketball-
Played for an hour. Didn't play pick up just shot around and dunked (weak one handers).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 05, 2017, 10:10:50 pm
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x4
100x4
105x3
95x8 :personal-record:

Rows-
40x7
60x7
80x7
100x7

Chin Ups (14kg)
7x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 06, 2017, 02:30:47 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x4
100x4
105x3
95x8 :personal-record:

Rows-
40x7
60x7
80x7
100x7

Chin Ups (14kg)
7x3

niiice!!! 100 x 8 coming soon :D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 08, 2017, 06:53:09 am
Yeah defs!

Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
105x3x3 focusing on speed

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
157.5x3
170x1

Chin Ups-
11x3

Pick up basketball-
Played for 4 hours and also did around a dozen one handed dunks. I should have done more dunks at the start when my body was fresh. After playing pick up it's hard to jump at maximum height and being on concrete my left knee was feeling a bit sore.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 11, 2017, 08:15:18 am
I'm not sure if it was the 4 hour basketball session or going back to work this week, but I haven't felt much energy to train. I was supposed to train yesterday, but ended up just going straight home after working and watching Netflix (Travelers).

Trained today though.

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x5
100x5
107.5x2
97.5x6
80x12

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
16x12
20x12
24x10

Session was probably 4/10. Couldn't even find the motivation to do chin ups :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 13, 2017, 07:40:28 pm
I'm not sure if it was the 4 hour basketball session or going back to work this week, but I haven't felt much energy to train. I was supposed to train yesterday, but ended up just going straight home after working and watching Netflix (Travelers).

Trained today though.

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x5
100x5
107.5x2
97.5x6
80x12

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
16x12
20x12
24x10

Session was probably 4/10. Couldn't even find the motivation to do chin ups :(

i felt like that today too.. i forced myself to get something done but i was yawning during the session & hardly pushed myself.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 16, 2017, 06:10:13 am
Ended up just having last week off as a 'deload' :P

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
135x1
142.5x1  :personal-record: Felt like I had more in the tank as well!!!
130x2
120x6

Pull Ups-
11

Chin Ups (18kg)
5x2
Chin Ups (14kg)
8

ME Sprints-
4x100m 5 minute recoveries
These felt slow. My legs were feeling the effects of the squats.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 17, 2017, 08:06:09 pm
My legs feel fried from the last session but I'm looking forward to training today. I went on the scale today and was 85.5kg. No wonder my squat got higher I'm gettting fat LOL! But seriously I'm getting 1 hand dunks at this bodyweight. If I can get some willpower and lose weight <sub 80kg I should be flying and getting 2 handers. Potential doesn't mean shit until you realise it though. 2017 time to step my game up!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on January 17, 2017, 08:06:56 pm
Mate you're killing it on the squats. Loving this progress.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on January 17, 2017, 09:05:26 pm
If you wanna crush some 2-handers you should do some of the T0ddday program that I've been doing. You've got the box squat down already. Does your rack have band holders?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 18, 2017, 04:23:24 pm
Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
160x3
175x1
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 20, 2017, 09:22:34 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
90x6
100x5 should've attempted a 6th rep but had no spotter and was scared of failing- pussy :pissed:
105x1

Chin Ups-
12x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 23, 2017, 06:45:55 am
Pick up basketball-
Played for 3 hours. We played a full court 5 v 5 and I got my first in game dunk on a fast break albeit it being pick up  :personal-record:

Gym:

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x5
95x5
100x5

Box  Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5
107.5x3x3

Chin Ups-
13x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on January 23, 2017, 05:47:54 pm
Pick up basketball-
Played for 3 hours. We played a full court 5 v 5 and I got my first in game dunk on a fast break albeit it being pick up  :personal-record:

Niceeee!  :ibjumping:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 24, 2017, 02:55:48 am
Pick up basketball-
Played for 3 hours. We played a full court 5 v 5 and I got my first in game dunk on a fast break albeit it being pick up  :personal-record:

Niceeee!  :ibjumping:

x2

1 or 2 hander?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 24, 2017, 04:07:59 am
Pick up basketball-
Played for 3 hours. We played a full court 5 v 5 and I got my first in game dunk on a fast break albeit it being pick up  :personal-record:

Niceeee!  :ibjumping:

x2

1 or 2 hander?

Just a 1 hander. I can't get 2 hand dunks..yet!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 25, 2017, 06:38:49 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x6 If I had a spotter I would've gone for a 7th rep
95x5
90x5
80x6

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
162.5x3
177.5x1

It's a public holiday tomorrow- Australia Day. I resisted getting on the piss tonight, but I'll be getting on it tomorrow. I've got work on Friday though so I'm not going to get completely sloshed and in hangover territory.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 28, 2017, 03:03:40 am
Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
135x1
145xfail fkn shit  :pissed:
132.5x2
122.5x6

Chin Ups (18kg)
6x2

Chin Ups (14kg)
9

I'm going to do some sprints and play pick up basketball tomorrow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 29, 2017, 05:19:02 am
Sprints-
4x100m ME with 10 minute recovery

I ended up just going swimming at the beach instead of playing pick-up today because it was scorching hot.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: maxent on January 29, 2017, 06:33:46 am
Sprints-
4x100m ME with 10 minute recovery

I ended up just going swimming at the beach instead of playing pick-up today because it was scorching hot.

i cant talk b/c ive taken 10 mins between sets of hard squats often .. but it's suprising to me that you do that with sprints .. interesting.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on January 29, 2017, 07:23:55 am
Sprints-
4x100m ME with 10 minute recovery

I ended up just going swimming at the beach instead of playing pick-up today because it was scorching hot.

i cant talk b/c ive taken 10 mins between sets of hard squats often .. but it's suprising to me that you do that with sprints .. interesting.

Have you ever run a ME 100m? It's intense. Especially if you're doing multiple.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on January 29, 2017, 08:51:50 am
My coach when I did a bit of track and field as a kid used to tell us that a general rule of thumb is to take 1 min rest for every 10m ME sprint you do... so 10min for a 100m seems reasonable to me.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 30, 2017, 06:18:11 am
Sprints-
4x100m ME with 10 minute recovery

I ended up just going swimming at the beach instead of playing pick-up today because it was scorching hot.

i cant talk b/c ive taken 10 mins between sets of hard squats often .. but it's suprising to me that you do that with sprints .. interesting.

Usually I don't rest that long for 100m but if I'm doing ME 200m (I haven't done these for like 3+ years) I'll take 15-20 minutes rest between each run. 200m+ or after doing repeat ME 200m you just get crazy lactic acid. With 100m you don't get lactic acid but if I'm doing ME it's not about fitness it's about speed so you want to get your heart and lungs under control until you feel at your peak. But yeah like acole said 100m ME is intense- look at world class sprinters like Tyson Gay and see how puffed out they are when they give their interviews straight after sprinting and it sure isn't due to a lack of conditioning.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 30, 2017, 06:29:00 am
Bodyweight- 84
Need to cut down my drinking. I was going well until just before Christmas but during the holiday period I let loose and it's hard getting over the habit, but I really want to get <80kg again and leaner so that's my motivation. I'm not going to bullshit myself and say that I'll cut drinking completely, but I need to go from drinking 3 days a week just down to 1. Prior to Christmas I was only drinking once or twice a week on Friday/Saturday nights.

Chin ups-
bwx15
7 (18kg)
8 (16kg)
5 (14kg)- more mental than physical

Rows-
40x15
60x15
70x15
80x15

Sprints (75% speed)-
3x100m walk back recovery
5 minutes rest
3x100m walk back recovery 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 30, 2017, 06:31:06 am
Fitness motivation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GFyIEoZOok
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 31, 2017, 07:46:03 am
Box Squats-
60x5
100x5
110x3x3

Rugby Pre-Season Training-
2 hours. It was brutal just doing a lot of running, bodyweight exercise circuits and agility poles etc. First training for the year. I'm going to go to the beach and go in the ocean tomorrow for recovery- my achilles/calves feel sore.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 31, 2017, 11:45:25 pm
Fitness motivation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GFyIEoZOok

some DOPE hill training in there.. damn.

i want to try hills again.. need to heal up first tho :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 02, 2017, 06:41:19 am
Fitness motivation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GFyIEoZOok

some DOPE hill training in there.. damn.

i want to try hills again.. need to heal up first tho :(

Yeah it's a pretty cool documentary!

The last time my rugby club won a Premier Grade championship was in 2007 and half our players that year were Fijians. They're not as big as Samoans or Tongans but they are usually taller and speedsters with a lot of skill and heart. I was playing U18's back then but at the time my club https://www.facebook.com/Souths-Rugby-Union-239919789376/ had a great team. Our President at the time was a New Zealand businessman and he recruited Fijians from overseas and we used to pay them and he would provide them with jobs at his factory. Even today those players you saw in the documentary are on $US 15,000 a year and they are World Seven Championship winners and Olympic Gold medallists http://fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=330616
We've had Fijian international representatives play for us and I've been fortunate to play with 3 of them and they were hands down the best players I've ever played alongside with.

Unfortunately the President left to go interstate in 2011 and since then our club has turned from being a club that recruited international players and was one of the best of the best in the state to a drinking club with a rugby problem. Our President since 2011 has been a Maori guy who is also a businessman but he doesn't believe in recruiting. From a business point of view he's done a great job gathering sponsors and creating social events etc., but from a rugby perspective our Premier Grade and Reserve grades have got worse and worse each year since 2011. Take tonight for example. It's pre-season training and we have teams in Premier Grade, Reserve Grade and 4th Grade. There's 22 players in a rugby team so we should have at least 66 players out and about. However, only 13 players including myself turned out tonight so our club is definitely in dire straights and that's why it's been really hard for me to come out and commit since 2012/2013 (along with job issues, depression and alcohol abuse that I was going through) because it's just a social club these days.

The only positive thing is this year we have a new coach from New Zealand and he knows his stuff, but all the players I was playing with pre-2013 have either quit (lack of interest or retirement) or moved interstate to play in more competitive comps. The sad thing is we don't even have juniors coming up as they either quit or desert us to move to other clubs that have a better culture. But yeah hopefully we can get some more people out to trainings and turn the culture of the club around and become a force to be reckoned with again- Getting a few Fijian guns would help  :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 02, 2017, 06:47:33 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x4
100x4
82.5x12

Deadlift-
60x3
100x3
140x3
165x3

Rugby Training-
1.5 hours. It wasn't as intense as Tuesday. We spent more time doing skill drills.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 05, 2017, 06:10:26 am
Sprints-
ME 3x100m 8 minutes rest between sets

Rugby-
Practiced my passing for 30 minutes.

Bench-
barx12
60x12
82.5x6
102.5x5
97.5x5
92.5x5
82.5x6

Chin Ups-
13x2

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x7
95x7
90x7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 07, 2017, 07:37:59 am
Body Weight- 84.7

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
127.5x3
My legs just felt dead- maybe going back to rugby training and the additional sprints could be it :-\

Rugby training-
Rocked up half an hour early just to practice my passing and play a bit of touch. Training was a lot of fitness again and drills working on basics. I trained for about 2.5 hours in total. My achilles/calves are sore as always. Such is life.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 08, 2017, 12:48:11 am
I didn't want to wake up today I was wrecked. Every morning I get out of bed and my achilles tendons in both legs are sore and aching. After walking around for a couple of minutes the pain goes away. Same as when I train the pain goes away after I warm up and I can't feel them until I stop exercising and then they hurt again. Even my hamstrings feel sore today. I'm going to the ocean and having a swim after work and just going to have today as a recovery. My body needs to adapt to rugby training and the increased workload. I've been eating healthier and keeping off the piss this week so hopefully I can lose a bit of bodyfat as well. I set myself back over Christmas/New Years with my body composition as I ate/drank way too much.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on February 08, 2017, 08:27:22 pm
Have you tried some slow SL eccentric/DL concentric calf raises with a dumbbell? 2-3 sets x 10-12 reps. Calf muscles might not be strong enough to support your training load at your BW atm. Eccentric strengthening seems to be the only thing that really helps achilles tendinopathy.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 08, 2017, 09:07:03 pm
Have you tried some slow SL eccentric/DL concentric calf raises with a dumbbell? 2-3 sets x 10-12 reps. Calf muscles might not be strong enough to support your training load at your BW atm. Eccentric strengthening seems to be the only thing that really helps achilles tendinopathy.

This will sound amazingly stupid but with all the issues I've had with my calves/achilles I've never done any direct calf training!!!  was doing calf raises as rehab but as soon as they feel 'better' I just forget about doing it. I will start doing calf raises every day just with BW to start off with. Having large calves has never appealed to me so I've never trained them directly :-[
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on February 08, 2017, 09:33:07 pm
Have you tried some slow SL eccentric/DL concentric calf raises with a dumbbell? 2-3 sets x 10-12 reps. Calf muscles might not be strong enough to support your training load at your BW atm. Eccentric strengthening seems to be the only thing that really helps achilles tendinopathy.

This will sound amazingly stupid but with all the issues I've had with my calves/achilles I've never done any direct calf training!!!  was doing calf raises as rehab but as soon as they feel 'better' I just forget about doing it. I will start doing calf raises every day just with BW to start off with. Having large calves has never appealed to me so I've never trained them directly :-[

Yeah training just for big calves probably doesn't benefit speed much really. You just need them to be strong enough to do their job along the chain and not cause issues like achilles or knee stuff. Just make sure the eccentric is slow (2-3sec) and eventually add weight. Achilles pain sucks for sprinting and obviously you don't want it to progress into tears etc.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 09, 2017, 08:00:37 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x6
105x3 should have gone for 4 reps!
90x8
85x8

Chin Ups-
20kgx6
10kgx10
bwx12

Rugby training-
2 hours of fitness and drills.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 12, 2017, 02:56:41 am
Body Weight- 83.9

Calf Raises-
bwx12x4

Saturday-
Had a beach session of rugby training. The session wasn't too hard it was just a 2km run and 5x50m ME sprints on the sand.

Sunday-
Rest day.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 13, 2017, 08:04:00 am
Calf Raises-
bwx12x3

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x1
102.5x3x3 speed

Chin Ups-
bwx14
bwx13

ME Sprints-
3x100m
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 14, 2017, 08:24:03 am
Calf Raises-
12x3

Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x6
105x3
100x5
95x5
85x6

Rugby Training
2 hours. Just fitness and skill drills. Did a few sprints and stuff as well- 5x30m
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: FP on February 15, 2017, 06:46:28 pm
Calf Raises-
12x3

Do you feel anything from doing bodyweight calf raises? I know most of the forum members that do them load them up pretty heavy with a barbell. I think I started my calf training at 84kgs 3x12 with the balls of my feet on a 12kg plate for fuller ROM, focusing on controlled eccentric.

I feel like since you have a background of sprints which hit the calves pretty hard your calves would already be strong.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 16, 2017, 07:37:25 am
Calf Raises-
12x3

Do you feel anything from doing bodyweight calf raises? I know most of the forum members that do them load them up pretty heavy with a barbell. I think I started my calf training at 84kgs 3x12 with the balls of my feet on a 12kg plate for fuller ROM, focusing on controlled eccentric.

I feel like since you have a background of sprints which hit the calves pretty hard your calves would already be strong.

Yeah I still feel it doing bodyweight calf raises. I read your post before I trained today so I tried doing some barbell calf raises with 60kg(132lbs) and they were easy. I like doing calf raises without shoes though as I feel you get less ROM when you're wearing shoes.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 16, 2017, 07:40:12 am
Bodyweight- 83.1

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
130x2 wtf is wrong with me. This was a struggle I would've failed the 3rd rep if I'd attempted it...
115x3

Rows-
42.5x15
62.5x15
72.5x15
82.5x15

Rugby Training-
2 hours did a bit of contact stuff as well in this session. Kind of ruined my training as I had 8 beers after rugby. I'm not going to drink at all this weekend. Just need to limit drinking to 1 day a week max.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 18, 2017, 04:09:25 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
87.5x6
107.5x2
92.5x8
87.5x8

Chin Ups-
bw+20kgx6
bw+12kgx10
bwx12

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x12
20x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 20, 2017, 07:02:19 am
BW- 83.5

ME Sprints-
3x100m
1x150m
10 minutes recovery between sets

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
132.5x1
122.5x3
102.5x8

Chin Ups-
bwx16
bwx13
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 21, 2017, 07:40:15 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
87.5x6
107.5x2
102.5x4
97.5x5
90x6

Rugby Training-
2 hours. Fitness and skills work.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 22, 2017, 05:00:07 am
Calf Raises-
12x3

Do you feel anything from doing bodyweight calf raises? I know most of the forum members that do them load them up pretty heavy with a barbell. I think I started my calf training at 84kgs 3x12 with the balls of my feet on a 12kg plate for fuller ROM, focusing on controlled eccentric.

I feel like since you have a background of sprints which hit the calves pretty hard your calves would already be strong.

Yeah I still feel it doing bodyweight calf raises. I read your post before I trained today so I tried doing some barbell calf raises with 60kg(132lbs) and they were easy. I like doing calf raises without shoes though as I feel you get less ROM when you're wearing shoes.

ya i like calf raises shoeless too.. i dno if it's just me, but bodyweight calf raises activate my glutes a ton.. less so when I use a barbell .. but in general BW calf raises make my glutes die, more so than my calves.

wtf
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 22, 2017, 07:35:19 am
Calf Raises-
12x3

Do you feel anything from doing bodyweight calf raises? I know most of the forum members that do them load them up pretty heavy with a barbell. I think I started my calf training at 84kgs 3x12 with the balls of my feet on a 12kg plate for fuller ROM, focusing on controlled eccentric.

I feel like since you have a background of sprints which hit the calves pretty hard your calves would already be strong.

Yeah I still feel it doing bodyweight calf raises. I read your post before I trained today so I tried doing some barbell calf raises with 60kg(132lbs) and they were easy. I like doing calf raises without shoes though as I feel you get less ROM when you're wearing shoes.

ya i like calf raises shoeless too.. i dno if it's just me, but bodyweight calf raises activate my glutes a ton.. less so when I use a barbell .. but in general BW calf raises make my glutes die, more so than my calves.

wtf

I think it's just you with the calf raises activating the glutes haha. My hypothesis as to why calf raises feel better shoeless is because the foot has more room/flexibility, which should increase the amount of ROM during the exercise.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 23, 2017, 07:27:30 pm
Rugby training-
2 hours skills, fitness and contact. Managed to get a corky on my right thigh on the first night of contact  :uhhhfacepalm:
Just have to walk it off and not let it effect my training. My thigh isn't bruised so apart from feeling sore I don't think it's too bad...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 25, 2017, 02:31:36 am
Mismanaged my time yesterday so my workout was very quick.

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
102.5x4x3

Rest day today.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 25, 2017, 06:02:02 am
Rugby training-
2 hours skills, fitness and contact. Managed to get a corky on my right thigh on the first night of contact  :uhhhfacepalm:
Just have to walk it off and not let it effect my training. My thigh isn't bruised so apart from feeling sore I don't think it's too bad...

what's a corky lmao!! thigh contusion? will google. seems like ur ok tho, that's good.



man thigh contusions suck.. i once had one that left me crippled for like 2 weeks. I still remember it; dude was running at me fast, pump faked on a 3, he flew to block it, and as i went to dribble around him, his knee came down and impaled my quad.

it's funny how we can remember these things.. I remember so much about that day - exactly where I was on the court, alot of the people who were there etc.. I think I can remember lots of my bad injuries though.. that adrenaline factor, permanent write to mental hard drive.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 25, 2017, 06:03:53 am
Calf Raises-
12x3

Do you feel anything from doing bodyweight calf raises? I know most of the forum members that do them load them up pretty heavy with a barbell. I think I started my calf training at 84kgs 3x12 with the balls of my feet on a 12kg plate for fuller ROM, focusing on controlled eccentric.

I feel like since you have a background of sprints which hit the calves pretty hard your calves would already be strong.

Yeah I still feel it doing bodyweight calf raises. I read your post before I trained today so I tried doing some barbell calf raises with 60kg(132lbs) and they were easy. I like doing calf raises without shoes though as I feel you get less ROM when you're wearing shoes.

ya i like calf raises shoeless too.. i dno if it's just me, but bodyweight calf raises activate my glutes a ton.. less so when I use a barbell .. but in general BW calf raises make my glutes die, more so than my calves.

wtf

I think it's just you with the calf raises activating the glutes haha.

ya dude i think it is.. hah. i should start a thread on it -> in fact i will.



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My hypothesis as to why calf raises feel better shoeless is because the foot has more room/flexibility, which should increase the amount of ROM during the exercise.

ya and you're activating more intrinsics in the foot i imagine.

i prefer doing calisthenics/simple workouts in my backyard barefoot, feels goood.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 26, 2017, 06:58:25 am
Rugby training-
2 hours skills, fitness and contact. Managed to get a corky on my right thigh on the first night of contact  :uhhhfacepalm:
Just have to walk it off and not let it effect my training. My thigh isn't bruised so apart from feeling sore I don't think it's too bad...

what's a corky lmao!! thigh contusion? will google. seems like ur ok tho, that's good.



man thigh contusions suck.. i once had one that left me crippled for like 2 weeks. I still remember it; dude was running at me fast, pump faked on a 3, he flew to block it, and as i went to dribble around him, his knee came down and impaled my quad.

it's funny how we can remember these things.. I remember so much about that day - exactly where I was on the court, alot of the people who were there etc.. I think I can remember lots of my bad injuries though.. that adrenaline factor, permanent write to mental hard drive.

pc!

A corky is just Aussie slang for a thigh contusion. My thigh feels better now so it was a just minor one but I do have a fairly decent pain tolerance as well, which helps.

Yours must have been some pretty heavy impact or just hit the right spot to make it last for 2 weeks. I've had a few thigh contusions but I never really remember much about my injuries I guess I just try and put them in the back of my mind and forget about them. The major ones (broken bones and a couple of concussions) stick out but I never think of them. The only injury I'm paranoid about is my hamstrings. Whenever I'm warming up and doing my first set or two of ME sprints I'm always praying that I'm not going to pull a hamstring out of nowhere.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 26, 2017, 06:59:24 am
ME Sprints-
10 minute recovery between each set
1x150m
3x100m

Gym tomorrow- squats and rows.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 26, 2017, 03:20:44 pm
Rugby training-
2 hours skills, fitness and contact. Managed to get a corky on my right thigh on the first night of contact  :uhhhfacepalm:
Just have to walk it off and not let it effect my training. My thigh isn't bruised so apart from feeling sore I don't think it's too bad...

what's a corky lmao!! thigh contusion? will google. seems like ur ok tho, that's good.



man thigh contusions suck.. i once had one that left me crippled for like 2 weeks. I still remember it; dude was running at me fast, pump faked on a 3, he flew to block it, and as i went to dribble around him, his knee came down and impaled my quad.

it's funny how we can remember these things.. I remember so much about that day - exactly where I was on the court, alot of the people who were there etc.. I think I can remember lots of my bad injuries though.. that adrenaline factor, permanent write to mental hard drive.

pc!

A corky is just Aussie slang for a thigh contusion. My thigh feels better now so it was a just minor one but I do have a fairly decent pain tolerance as well, which helps.

ah nice!


Quote
Yours must have been some pretty heavy impact or just hit the right spot to make it last for 2 weeks. I've had a few thigh contusions but I never really remember much about my injuries I guess I just try and put them in the back of my mind and forget about them. The major ones (broken bones and a couple of concussions) stick out but I never think of them.

ya it's one reason i don't actually play bball anymore, too many injuries. I've had tons of (mostly) smaller injuries over the years, but when I do contact sports, I get break stuff.


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The only injury I'm paranoid about is my hamstrings. Whenever I'm warming up and doing my first set or two of ME sprints I'm always praying that I'm not going to pull a hamstring out of nowhere.

yea thoughts like that really suck.. I have a ton of them - i absolutely hate them. Would be nice to just be able to enjoy physical effort 100% without having these things in our thoughts.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 27, 2017, 07:01:03 am
Rugby training-
2 hours skills, fitness and contact. Managed to get a corky on my right thigh on the first night of contact  :uhhhfacepalm:
Just have to walk it off and not let it effect my training. My thigh isn't bruised so apart from feeling sore I don't think it's too bad...

what's a corky lmao!! thigh contusion? will google. seems like ur ok tho, that's good.



man thigh contusions suck.. i once had one that left me crippled for like 2 weeks. I still remember it; dude was running at me fast, pump faked on a 3, he flew to block it, and as i went to dribble around him, his knee came down and impaled my quad.

it's funny how we can remember these things.. I remember so much about that day - exactly where I was on the court, alot of the people who were there etc.. I think I can remember lots of my bad injuries though.. that adrenaline factor, permanent write to mental hard drive.

pc!

A corky is just Aussie slang for a thigh contusion. My thigh feels better now so it was a just minor one but I do have a fairly decent pain tolerance as well, which helps.

ah nice!


Quote
Yours must have been some pretty heavy impact or just hit the right spot to make it last for 2 weeks. I've had a few thigh contusions but I never really remember much about my injuries I guess I just try and put them in the back of my mind and forget about them. The major ones (broken bones and a couple of concussions) stick out but I never think of them.

ya it's one reason i don't actually play bball anymore, too many injuries. I've had tons of (mostly) smaller injuries over the years, but when I do contact sports, I get break stuff.


Quote
The only injury I'm paranoid about is my hamstrings. Whenever I'm warming up and doing my first set or two of ME sprints I'm always praying that I'm not going to pull a hamstring out of nowhere.

yea thoughts like that really suck.. I have a ton of them - i absolutely hate them. Would be nice to just be able to enjoy physical effort 100% without having these things in our thoughts.

pc!

Playing basketball I never get injuries just niggles and at worst sprained ankles if I land on somebody's foot, which is extremely rare. The mental aspect of my hamstrings definitely effects me though. Warming up to do ME sprints and usually the first set I can feel that I'm not pushing myself to 100% as I feel a lot faster and time faster in my subsequent sets. Even in rugby it affects me that's why I always rock up to training 30 minutes early to stretch and warm up and play some touch and ease myself into it before training officially starts.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 27, 2017, 07:02:35 am
Rows-
40x12
60x12
70x12
80x12
90x7
97.5x7
102.5x7

Chin Ups-
bw+24kgx5
bw+12kgx10
bw+6kgx12
bwx13
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 28, 2017, 06:28:02 am
Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
135x1
125x3
105x8
100x8

Pull Ups-
bwx7x3

Bench-
barx12
60x12
90x6
110x2
95x6- was aiming to go for 8 prior to the beginning of this set but realised that would have been futile midway through the set as I was fatigued.
90x6

Rugby Training-
2 hours. 30 minutes of touch. 1 hour of fitness/drills. 30 minutes tackling/rucks.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 02, 2017, 06:47:44 am
BW- 84.4
I've been training fairly well but just eating too much I guess. My waist is still the same despite being 1.5kg heavier.

Had a rest day yesterday.

Today:

Chin Ups-
bwx14
bwx14
bwx11

Box Squat-
Focusing on speed
60x5
100x5
102.5x4x3

Rugby Training-
2 hours. 1 hour of fitness, which included touch and Cantebury touch. 30 minutes of tackling and 30 minutes of set play work. It's only 3 weeks away until the first pre-season game.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 06, 2017, 05:47:28 am
BW- 83.8

Fkn shit training today. My achilles tendon was playing up I'm going to have to ice it tonight and keep stretching it.

ME Sprints-
2x150m
2x100m
Couldn't get maximum speed because my achilles was just burning with pain.

Gym-
Wasn't feeling it.

Rows-
40x16
60x16
80x16
85x16

I need to ice my leg tonight and get some rest. Rugby training tomorrow and will probably do bench and chin ups prior to training (squats would put too much pressure on my calves).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 07, 2017, 06:58:25 am
Iced my achilles last night, which helped it but it still wasn't 100% today but pushed on anyway.

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
130x3
107.x8
100x8

Bench-
barx12
60x12
90x6
110x2
105x3 blah
100x3 drained

Rugby Training-
2 hours. Did tonnes of running and some sprints (trust my luck to have a full on fitness session once I have a sore achilles). Only did about 20 minutes of tackling/contact and a few skill drills. First game in 3 weeks. Might go to rugby league training tomorrow- a few months ago i was talking about playing. My body doesn't have the durability to play both though so it'll be one or the other.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 08, 2017, 06:23:35 am
Rugby League Training-
Went down and trained with the Bulldogs today. They started their pre-season 10 weeks ago so they were in pretty good shape. Numbers were good as well- had 40 players out so it'll be a competition for spots in the team. I watch tonnes of rugby league on television and ball skills wise it's very similar to rugby so even though I've never played before I'm confident that I should be able to crack a spot in the 1st division team hopefully playing outside centre or wing. I just need to learn the plays and stuff of this team but overall it was alright.

Training wise it was mainly doing drills/plays and punishments, which they called 'Charlie'. The 'Charlie' is similar to the suicides that you do in basketball but ours was run 10m drop on the ground, get up run 20m drop on the ground, get up run 10m drop on the ground. ]We had to do a 'Charlie' every time somebody fucked up/dropped a ball and the coaches would wait until 6 mistakes were made and we'd do the Charlies in sets of 6. Next training will be on Friday where the session will be around tackling and defence. The Wednesday sessions are when they focus on the offence and running plays. It would've been funner if we played some more touch but I only got to training 10 minutes before it started so I only got to play touch for like 5 minutes today.

99% sure I'm going to play league this season now.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 09, 2017, 07:17:22 am
Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
105x3x3 SPEED

Chin Ups-
bwx15
bwx14
bwx12

Rugby Training-
2 hours. I've got league training tomorrow and then I can finally give my legs (ACHILLES!!!) a rest. Lost half an inch of my waist this week as well from all the training. If I stay off the piss on the weekend it should stay off.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 10, 2017, 06:45:44 pm
BW- 83.1

Rugby League Training-
90 minutes. Defensive session tonight. Bulk of the training was spent on keeping lines in defence and tackling.

Rest day today.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 13, 2017, 01:45:53 am
Bodyweight-
82.9

Rugby League-
Had a skills session on Sunday. Passed the ball around and played touch for over an hour.

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
132.5x2 failed the 3rd rep
110x8
102.5x8

Rows-
40x12
60x12
70x12
80x12
90x7
100x7
105x7

Chin Ups-
bw+10kgx8x2
bw+12kgx8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 13, 2017, 07:55:10 pm
My right achilles tendon has been very sore since I did the ME sprint session last week. Now that the league season is about to start I'm going to ditch ME sprint sessions altogether. I've also been doing a lot of standing calf raises at home and eccentric exercises to try and strengthen my calves and take some load of the achilles tendon. Since I'm not playing rugby this season I won't be going to rugby training tonight, which will give my tendons an extra days rest before league training tomorrow. I've also been taking NSAIDs and having hot baths for pain relief. Last week there were days I could barely walk without limping. It's not 100% this week but it's feeling better then it was.

Plan to go to the gym later and train some upper body.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on March 13, 2017, 11:05:38 pm
My right achilles tendon has been very sore since I did the ME sprint session last week. Now that the league season is about to start I'm going to ditch ME sprint sessions altogether. I've also been doing a lot of standing calf raises at home and eccentric exercises to try and strengthen my calves and take some load of the achilles tendon. Since I'm not playing rugby this season I won't be going to rugby training tonight, which will give my tendons an extra days rest before league training tomorrow. I've also been taking NSAIDs and having hot baths for pain relief. Last week there were days I could barely walk without limping. It's not 100% this week but it's feeling better then it was.

Plan to go to the gym later and train some upper body.

Eek. That ain't good mate. Know any good myos or physios? Might be some alignments issues or something at play. Otherwise yeah, what you're doing sounds good. I don't know how useful NSAIDs would be right now for tendon healing though...if the pain is at the level you need them, then take them of course but hopefully not for too long.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 14, 2017, 01:46:29 am
My right achilles tendon has been very sore since I did the ME sprint session last week. Now that the league season is about to start I'm going to ditch ME sprint sessions altogether. I've also been doing a lot of standing calf raises at home and eccentric exercises to try and strengthen my calves and take some load of the achilles tendon. Since I'm not playing rugby this season I won't be going to rugby training tonight, which will give my tendons an extra days rest before league training tomorrow. I've also been taking NSAIDs and having hot baths for pain relief. Last week there were days I could barely walk without limping. It's not 100% this week but it's feeling better then it was.

Plan to go to the gym later and train some upper body.

Eek. That ain't good mate. Know any good myos or physios? Might be some alignments issues or something at play. Otherwise yeah, what you're doing sounds good. I don't know how useful NSAIDs would be right now for tendon healing though...if the pain is at the level you need them, then take them of course but hopefully not for too long.

I have been thinking of getting some physio done on it especially getting the therapeutic ultrasound to help with the blood flow and scar tissue. The NSAIDs are just a short term measure. I'm crossing my fingers that ditching the ME sprinting will significantly help along with the continuation of eccentric exercises to strengthen my calf muscles. Once I'm warmed up and start playing I don't feel the achilles at all except after doing long sprints or chases where I get up to and maintain max speed, which are usually only a few times each training session. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 14, 2017, 06:11:20 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x6
102.5x2
112.5x1 easy
97.5x6
90x7

Chin Ups
bw+10kgx9

Pull Ups
8x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 15, 2017, 06:39:04 am
Training felt soo good tonight after resting my achilles for the past couple of days. Took some painkillers before training and apart from a slight twinge warming up I didn't feel it all night. I felt really fast and powerful tonight :ibrunning:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 16, 2017, 08:25:00 pm
Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
105x4x3 SPEED

Chin Ups-
bwx15
bwx12
bwx9

Rugby training-
I probably had my last rugby training session for a while since I don't think the coaches would be too keen on me coming out and training when I'm not playing union this year. I didn't have a very good session anyway and sprained my finger when I was catching bombs. We worked on some offensive structures and that pretty much just reiterated the reason I'm leaving- it was terrible. I'm happy to get my own ball but it's frustrating when you've got overlaps and people can't even string a few passes together without dropping the ball or throwing the ball behind the player :uhhhfacepalm: It's a pretty simple game you get your backs to have depth so they can run onto the ball with pace so you throw it out in front of them so they can run onto it...you can't run cuts and cutout passes and structures when people can't even get the basic through the hands right.

I'm not really looking forward to telling the coaches and the other players that I'm playing league this year. I wish I had a good excuse, such as work commitments but I can't get away with that because I never work Saturdays. I told a couple of people that I was playing league and they said I should play union on Saturdays (league is on Sundays) but my body isn't durable enough. Plus I know I'd just end up getting pissed with the boys after the game on Saturdays so it wouldn't work out. I'm not going to dwell on it too much and when the conversation comes I'll just be honest and say I've been thinking of playing league for a while and want to try something different.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 19, 2017, 03:30:52 am
Friday-

League training. Went well. Went through some offensive structures and some plays. Also had a 30 minute team run at the end.

Sunday.

League training. Just spent the training doing skills and running lines. We had a few 60m sprints at the end with a couple of the boyz who stayed on after training. It was pretty close between me and Huddz but I think I just got him on the line.
He's got some speed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0qyrHdtBc

Here's the video of our 60m race.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yip0PrHR3OM

I might go to the gym tonight we'll see.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 19, 2017, 08:46:22 am
Bodyweight- 82.8

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
135x2
145xfail fuck sake
112.5x8
102.5x8

Pull Ups-
bwx10x2

Rows-
40x15
60x15
70x15
80x15
87.5x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 20, 2017, 01:13:03 am
Rest day.

Soreness-
Legs- mainly lower hamstrings.
Achilles pulled up fairly well.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 22, 2017, 03:01:13 am
BW- 82.9

Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x6
105x3
85x3x3

Weighted Chin Ups-
24kgx6
14kgx8
10kgx10
6kgx11

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
18x12
24x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 23, 2017, 05:12:34 am
Rugby League-
90 minutes of training. We've got an internal trial game on tomorrow night, which will be used to pick the 1st Grade and Reserve Grade teams. The coach said the teams are subject to change throughout the season though based on form so they are far from set in cement. I still want to be selected for the 1st Grade team but realistically I missed the first 10 weeks of pre-season training and I've never played a game of rugby league before so I won't be too disappointed if I start in reserves, but I definitely want to make my way up to the 1st Grade team this season and solidify my position either at Fullback or on one of the Wings.

Gym-

Bodyweight- 82.5

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x1
140x1
145x1 :personal-record:
105x5x3

Bench-
barx12
60x12
82.5x5
87.5x3x3

Pull Ups-
10x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 24, 2017, 07:25:37 pm
Bodyweight- 82.0kg

Rugby League Trial Game-
I played in the trial game last night and we had tonnes of players so we ended up having 2 teams with 10 subs on both benches. On Wednesday night the coach said the trial game was going to be the A team (1st Grade) v the B team (Reserves) but on the night he ended up making it Evens. As far as the game went it was an event contest I don't think anybody really kept scores but I was happy with my own performance. I made some good hit ups and about a dozen tackles and scored a 60m try and got named in the 1st Grade team for our first game on the 9th of April  ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 27, 2017, 04:32:44 pm
BW- 82.0

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x4
130x1
140x1
115x7
105x8

Pull Ups-
bwx10x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on March 28, 2017, 12:33:29 am
Bodyweight- 82.0kg

Rugby League Trial Game-
I played in the trial game last night and we had tonnes of players so we ended up having 2 teams with 10 subs on both benches. On Wednesday night the coach said the trial game was going to be the A team (1st Grade) v the B team (Reserves) but on the night he ended up making it Evens. As far as the game went it was an event contest I don't think anybody really kept scores but I was happy with my own performance. I made some good hit ups and about a dozen tackles and scored a 60m try and got named in the 1st Grade team for our first game on the 9th of April  ;D

bit late on this but  :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 28, 2017, 06:52:59 am
Bodyweight- 82.0kg

Rugby League Trial Game-
I played in the trial game last night and we had tonnes of players so we ended up having 2 teams with 10 subs on both benches. On Wednesday night the coach said the trial game was going to be the A team (1st Grade) v the B team (Reserves) but on the night he ended up making it Evens. As far as the game went it was an event contest I don't think anybody really kept scores but I was happy with my own performance. I made some good hit ups and about a dozen tackles and scored a 60m try and got named in the 1st Grade team for our first game on the 9th of April  ;D

bit late on this but  :highfive:

Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 28, 2017, 07:03:18 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
107.5x3 solid!
87.5x3x3

Rows-
40x12
60x12
70x12
80x12
92.5x7
102.5x7
107.5x7

Incline DB-
12x12
18x12
24x13
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on March 28, 2017, 05:52:58 pm
Strong rows man  :strong: how do you do them? Pendlay row style with a reset from the ground or just a regular bent over row?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 01, 2017, 04:02:24 am
Strong rows man  :strong: how do you do them? Pendlay row style with a reset from the ground or just a regular bent over row?

Just a regular bent over row. My form on the 100kg+ sets isn't the best.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 01, 2017, 04:12:10 am
Not much to report training wise just went to Rugby League training on Wednesday and Friday nights. Our first game is on the 9th of April. I haven't been to the gym since Tuesday but I wouldn't mind going tonight. I told my old rugby club that I wasn't playing this year and got mixed responses mainly negative. The coach made a comment on my facebook page about it being odd and when a couple people wrote back in support he commented:
"It is just that we put a lot of effort into working with Michael working on his handling and other skills to improve his game. Then he does the harry without saying anything. Agree he can do whatever he wants but there is also a question about how you conduct yourself and personally that is not how I would conduct myself. It is the behaviour that I'm most disspointed in".
In hindsight I shouldn't have bothered coming out to rugby training because I just look like a fuckhead with the more sessions I went to and then not playing. He's entitled to his opinion so that's fine and I can understand the frustration from his point of view. Anyway I'm done with rugby and looking forward to enjoying my season with league.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 02, 2017, 01:01:19 am
Sunday-
Rugby league skill session. I have a trial on tomorrow night for State.

Gym-
I felt really weak at the gym because I went straight from rugby league and had consumed nothing but a cup of coffee prior to league training.

Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x5
100x2
90x3x3

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x1
115x3x3

Pull Ups-
11x2

Chin Ups (12kg)
10x2 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 03, 2017, 05:28:15 pm
Rugby League State Training-
So I thought I was going to play in a trial game last night for the state team but it turned out to be state training instead. The affiliated State Championships where we play against Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales & Queensland are being held in late June. Atm there is 30 in the training squad but they will cull it down over the next few weeks and also use game performance over the next month or so to pick the team.

As far as the training went it was intense. It was definitely a step up from club league. Our coach is a guy called Nathan Vagg who used to be play in the NRL for the Cronulla Sharks. Managed to get another corky but I played through it and it's not going to stop me from training and playing my first game this weekend. Our games are filmed so I should also be able to post some videos and footage throughout the season.

Gym-
Too sore today. I'm going to wake up early tomorrow and go to the gym before work and then league training after.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 04, 2017, 06:42:54 am
Cardio-
Sprint to 10m - 5 push ups
Run backwards 10m to try line
Sprint to 20m, 30m, 40m and 50m
20m = 10 push-ups
30m = 15 push ups
40m = 20 push ups
50m = 25 push ups
2 minute break= 1 set
5 sets!

Exhausted!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 13, 2017, 07:45:30 am
Sorry bros for being slack on the updates I had problems with my internet connection so I've been offline for a week. Not much to update gym wise. 1st round of rugby league ended up getting cancelled due to a few clubs not paying their affiliation fees  >:(

Basically my schedule has looked like this:

Monday- State Training
Wednesday- Club Training
Friday- Club Training

No games over Easter but I have been selected to represent the Australian team for the ANZAC day test on the 22nd of April playing against New Zealand.

I've been pretty fucked getting my body to adjust to the extra workload of training so I only hit the gym once.

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x4
110x5
102.5x6

Weighted chin ups-
12kgx10
8kgx10x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on April 13, 2017, 08:43:51 am
I have been selected to represent the Australian team for the ANZAC day test on the 22nd of April playing against New Zealand.


not quite sure what that means but it sounds like a fairly big deal! so i'll just go ahead and put in one of these:  :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on April 13, 2017, 07:46:12 pm
I have been selected to represent the Australian team for the ANZAC day test on the 22nd of April playing against New Zealand.


not quite sure what that means but it sounds like a fairly big deal! so i'll just go ahead and put in one of these:  :highfive:

Damn! That's huge. Congrats mate.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 18, 2017, 06:53:16 am
Went away over the Easter break to visit family in the Riverland.

Had a quick gym session today.

Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x5

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x4
112.5x5
105x6
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 27, 2017, 06:16:49 am
Well last week was very disappointing. The ANZAC day clash ended up getting cancelled but the club game still went ahead. We played shit and lost 30-22. Here is the video of the game if anybody is interested- I'm Number 5 in the White team- Bulldogs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBlBpzfhnVc

Here's a couple of offensive highlights of myself with a Try and Try Assist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pz9ypIib_o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_rZH0muN88

Training-
3 times a week league training.

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x3
115x5
107.5x7

I've got a representative game this weekend City V Country for South Australia, which I have been named in the City team for- hopefully it goes ahead...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 01, 2017, 08:32:12 am
I played in the South Australian City V Country rep match for the city team and it was an absolute whitewash. We were scoring at will out there. I scored a try and one try assist. 

Hopefully some footage gets uploaded soon and I can post up another couple of videos. They named the State Team today and I've been selected in the team.
http://www.sarugbyleague.com.au/News-Details/2017-rams-senior-mens-train-on-squad-announcement-3557

Gym tomorrow. Just planning on doing some squats and or chin ups and bench press.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on May 01, 2017, 10:29:01 am
 :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 04, 2017, 07:11:14 am
BW- 82.5
Waist- 35 inches

I can't get any footage of the trial game as they said it was recorded for coaching purposes.
"Unfortunately not this time. This is due to only having the one camera in use just for coaching purposes. There is not enough footage for the normal quality required of our games that are posted on youtube".

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
127.5x3
117.5x5
110x7

Chin Ups-
10x2

100mx3 ME with 5 minutes recovery HT
1x100m- 11.7
1x100m- 11.6
1x100m- 11.6
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 10, 2017, 09:20:11 am
Rugby League-
Played on the weekend and my team the mighty Bulldogs won 44-0 against the Eels ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rghJP9vJb9A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rghJP9vJb9A

I'm wearing #5 in White. Unfortunately I didn't score any tries but I had about 15 tackles and a couple of decent runs. My best opportunity to score was at 41:45 in the video where I actually had a try but it was disallowed because apparently I must have just stepped over the sideline :(

Body wise I've been feeling good. No issues with my achilles but I have a bit of hamstring soreness in my right leg, which I attribute to poor warm ups in training this week. Not sure if I'll do squats tomorrow. I've also got some flu like symptoms and have come down with a cold so yeah probably just best to rest up tomorrow and give the gym a rest.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on May 11, 2017, 02:34:33 am
Nice work. The most fascinating part for me was listening to the ref. Sounded like he was commentating from the sidelines.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 11, 2017, 09:51:01 am
Nice work. The most fascinating part for me was listening to the ref. Sounded like he was commentating from the sidelines.

Thanks!
The ref is mic'd up so the sound quality is pretty good. He also has a headset/earpiece that is used to communicate with the touch judges who can communicate anything they see that they believe the ref has missed.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 16, 2017, 08:42:23 am
Bodyweight- 82.1

Soreness-
Right hamstring/right glute

Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3x3

Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x5
90x3x2
i'm always amazed at how quickly my bench deteriorates when I don't do bench press for a few weeks. The weight felt a lot heavier than it should have...

Chin Ups-
11x2

Upcoming week-
Rugby league training on Wednesday and Friday night. Than I'm playing 2 games over the weekend 1 for State on Saturday and than a club game on Sunday.
The State game I'm playing for South Australia against a rep team from regional Victoria this Saturday.
http://www.sunraysiadaily.com.au/story/4658816/sunraysia-rugby-league-picks-rep-squad/

The club game is on Sunday against the Tigers. Hopefully I pull up alright after the game and don't feel too tired as I'll literally be sitting on a bus for 10 hours on Saturday (5 hours travelling to Mildura and another 5 hours travelling back after the game).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on May 16, 2017, 07:08:57 pm
The club game is on Sunday against the Tigers. Hopefully I pull up alright after the game and don't feel too tired as I'll literally be sitting on a bus for 10 hours on Saturday (5 hours travelling to Mildura and another 5 hours travelling back after the game).

Damn that's a lot of travel. Need some good bus recovery strategies.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on May 22, 2017, 12:44:03 pm
re: recovery strategies, set a timer for yourself to stand up and walk up and down the aisle. makes a big difference on long-haul plane rides, too.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 24, 2017, 09:52:29 am
The game against the Sunraysia rep team didn't get taped but it was a fairly frustrating game. We ended up losing 38-18 because we got killed in the middle. No video of the game unfortunately.
Club game on Sunday was also a fairly frustrating affair but we won 28-12 in the end. I made 10-15m with most of my carriers but didn't score any tries :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az0UdOfEeIQ

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 24, 2017, 10:00:46 am
Box Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3x3
102.5x5

Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x5
92.5x3
fuck this I hate benching straight after squatting and vice versa. I need to do them on separate days. Need the motivation to wake up early...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on May 27, 2017, 07:45:44 pm
My son!  :)
(http://i.imgur.com/P1mGlcg.jpg)

Congratulations mate!!! That is huge news.

How is everything going with him?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 28, 2017, 06:19:11 am
Thanks Coges! He's healthy and seems to be a cheerful kid. Hasn't been crying much, which is great but I don't want to talk to soon haha.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on May 30, 2017, 09:09:33 am
fuck yes  :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record:

congratulations!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on May 30, 2017, 07:48:01 pm
Hasn't been crying much.

Famous last words mate haha.

Enjoy every moment of it even though there's not a whole lot for you to do right now. .
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 04, 2017, 07:47:14 am
I been slack with the updates but basically the last 2 weeks rugby league:

My team the Bulldogs beat the Western District Warriors 32-20. We played today and beat the Roosters 28-6.
https://www.facebook.com/nrlsa/
If anybody is interested you can watch the live stream + commentary on facebook from the game today. We're 2nd on the ladder now.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 26, 2017, 01:04:21 am
I got selected to represent South Australia this year in rugby league. We had our affiliated states tournament over the weekend. We played 3 games against Western Australia, Victoria, and Northern Territory. My best game was definitely against the Victorian team and that was also SA's best game of the tournament as well. We lost the game but we were winning at half time and I also scored a try.

Results-
WA 48 SA 14
VIC 22 SA 14
NT 34 SA 14

Now that state has finished I won't have to go to state trainings on Monday and Wednesday night, which will free up some time for me to get back into going to the gym consistently. I'll start posting more frequently now.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 26, 2017, 01:08:31 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfUun1aa32k

Check out 19:45. I didn't score a try on this play but I made a 30m break and the guy that tackled me got knocked out.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 27, 2017, 10:15:54 am
Reading adarq's journal got me internalising motivation so I thought I'd just blog it down here rather than hijacking his journal. Anyway
100% agree with the motivation factor. I've been slacking with it as well. Sometimes I'll go through phases of being motivated and wanting to put in effort but than there'll be other times where I just think realistic/negatively and wonder what I'm trying to do or achieve!?  I love sprinting but the injuries were just killing me and it's such a solitary sport, let alone when you're not at an elite level with any training partners. Obviously with sprinting there's no subjectivity it's just you against the clock, although there's never the perfect race. I was just in such a rut and constantly overweight/injured that I couldn't do anything. I pretty much pissed away 2014/2015/2016, which were prime years of athletic life.

Personally I have found getting back into rugby league has been good for me this year. At least with rugby league even if I'm doing nothing extra I'm committed to training a couple times each week with my team mates and going out and playing a game on the weekends. But then even now I'm still not committed to dieting, I still overindulge with alcohol, and I've got pissweak motivation for going to the gym. However, what is there to push me? What am I trying to achieve? I don't know. All I know is I've got to force myself to start going to the gym again and lifting weights. As for rugby league the focus will just be on scoring tries and hopefully winning a premiership this year with the Bulldogs. Think less do more...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on June 27, 2017, 04:58:55 pm
Reading adarq's journal got me internalising motivation so I thought I'd just blog it down here rather than hijacking his journal. Anyway
100% agree with the motivation factor. I've been slacking with it as well. Sometimes I'll go through phases of being motivated and wanting to put in effort but than there'll be other times where I just think realistic/negatively and wonder what I'm trying to do or achieve!?  I love sprinting but the injuries were just killing me and it's such a solitary sport, let alone when you're not at an elite level with any training partners. Obviously with sprinting there's no subjectivity it's just you against the clock, although there's never the perfect race. I was just in such a rut and constantly overweight/injured that I couldn't do anything. I pretty much pissed away 2014/2015/2016, which were prime years of athletic life.

Personally I have found getting back into rugby league has been good for me this year. At least with rugby league even if I'm doing nothing extra I'm committed to training a couple times each week with my team mates and going out and playing a game on the weekends. But then even now I'm still not committed to dieting, I still overindulge with alcohol, and I've got pissweak motivation for going to the gym. However, what is there to push me? What am I trying to achieve? I don't know. All I know is I've got to force myself to start going to the gym again and lifting weights. As for rugby league the focus will just be on scoring tries and hopefully winning a premiership this year with the Bulldogs. Think less do more...

You're not alone mate. I think a lot of us go through these times where we question what we're really doing and why. I ask myself on a daily basis why I'm not just another gym bro. Things would be so much easier. I'd think about training less and probably get much better results too. Also, you need to cut yourself some slack. How old is your son now? My life basically got put on hold in 2009 when my son was born.

As for motivation I think it just comes and goes unless you have momentum or a group to train with. Like you said, rugby is keeping you involved so at the least you know that side is covered. You'll get back into the gym eventually. I've been on and off since late Feb but bit the bullet this morning and got up at 4.45 to go to a new gym. Motivation is back but it took a good 4 months.

*Edit- I also question why I'm doing what I'm doing regularly but get sharp reminders every now and then. Had one on the weekend watching my 7 year old son do gymnastics and doing handstands, chin ups, push ups, flips, etc. Makes me want to be better than, or at least be able to keep up with him. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 30, 2017, 07:26:34 am
Reading adarq's journal got me internalising motivation so I thought I'd just blog it down here rather than hijacking his journal. Anyway
100% agree with the motivation factor. I've been slacking with it as well. Sometimes I'll go through phases of being motivated and wanting to put in effort but than there'll be other times where I just think realistic/negatively and wonder what I'm trying to do or achieve!?  I love sprinting but the injuries were just killing me and it's such a solitary sport, let alone when you're not at an elite level with any training partners. Obviously with sprinting there's no subjectivity it's just you against the clock, although there's never the perfect race. I was just in such a rut and constantly overweight/injured that I couldn't do anything. I pretty much pissed away 2014/2015/2016, which were prime years of athletic life.

Personally I have found getting back into rugby league has been good for me this year. At least with rugby league even if I'm doing nothing extra I'm committed to training a couple times each week with my team mates and going out and playing a game on the weekends. But then even now I'm still not committed to dieting, I still overindulge with alcohol, and I've got pissweak motivation for going to the gym. However, what is there to push me? What am I trying to achieve? I don't know. All I know is I've got to force myself to start going to the gym again and lifting weights. As for rugby league the focus will just be on scoring tries and hopefully winning a premiership this year with the Bulldogs. Think less do more...

You're not alone mate. I think a lot of us go through these times where we question what we're really doing and why. I ask myself on a daily basis why I'm not just another gym bro. Things would be so much easier. I'd think about training less and probably get much better results too. Also, you need to cut yourself some slack. How old is your son now? My life basically got put on hold in 2009 when my son was born.

As for motivation I think it just comes and goes unless you have momentum or a group to train with. Like you said, rugby is keeping you involved so at the least you know that side is covered. You'll get back into the gym eventually. I've been on and off since late Feb but bit the bullet this morning and got up at 4.45 to go to a new gym. Motivation is back but it took a good 4 months.

*Edit- I also question why I'm doing what I'm doing regularly but get sharp reminders every now and then. Had one on the weekend watching my 7 year old son do gymnastics and doing handstands, chin ups, push ups, flips, etc. Makes me want to be better than, or at least be able to keep up with him.

Waking up at 4:45 is commitment!!!

Rugby league wise my motivation is now to win the Premiership with the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were founded in 1976 and have won 8 1st Grade Premierships- - 1978, 1980, 1983, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2016. This season we will be aiming to be the first team in Bulldogs history to go back to back.

Gym wise I'm just going to slowly start working up with moderate weights/volume starting from Monday.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 03, 2017, 05:47:12 pm
I know I said that I'd start going to the gym again this week but I had a very physical game on the weekend. We were missing quite a few of our regular players so we had to use about half a dozen best of the rest players from our reserve squad. I got thrown into the centres in the 2nd half to accommodate for other players instead of my usual spot on the wing. Defensively playing centres is a lot more physical than playing wing because you're closer to the middle of the field and have to make a lot more tackles. My shoulders and arms are all bruised up and I've got a sore collarbone. Need to rest. My team ended up getting the win 26-22 and I scored the winning try (1:00:06)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL1w0yhyxd4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on July 03, 2017, 07:32:06 pm
I know I said that I'd start going to the gym again this week but I had a very physical game on the weekend. We were missing quite a few of our regular players so we had to use about half a dozen best of the rest players from our reserve squad. I got thrown into the centres in the 2nd half to accommodate for other players instead of my usual spot on the wing. Defensively playing centres is a lot more physical than playing wing because you're closer to the middle of the field and have to make a lot more tackles. My shoulders and arms are all bruised up and I've got a sore collarbone. Need to rest. My team ended up getting the win 26-22 and I scored the winning try (1:00:06)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL1w0yhyxd4

Damn! Nice run at the end mate. That side step.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 04, 2017, 06:45:14 am
Thanks Coges. I was out on my feet but I knew the other team was tired as well. I saw the weakness in their defensive line and I capitalised upon it. I couldn't even celebrate properly I was just glad that I could finally rest haha.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: fast does lie on July 04, 2017, 05:43:25 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfUun1aa32k

Check out 19:45. I didn't score a try on this play but I made a 30m break and the guy that tackled me got knocked out.

wow mate, looks like a very dangerous sport without pads, you were beastin at 19;45
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 14, 2017, 10:39:48 am
Thanks!

Finally went to the Gym last night but I didn't even do any weights LOL!

Chin Ups-
10x3

Other than that just the usual playing rugby league. We won 16-0 last week and this week we play the only team that has beat us this season, which should be a good match. They beat us the first game and we beat them in the second. This will be the last time we play them before finals so it would be great to win and get the mental edge over them.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 22, 2017, 05:00:04 am
Sorry Fam I been slack on the updates. My team has still only lost the 1 game all season and I've still been a slack bitch when it comes to going to the gym.

A youtube video of a try I scored a couple of weeks ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1z1GYBjfzA
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: fast does lie on July 22, 2017, 05:03:38 am
hehe, mutumbo you are a beast, i remember that other video you knocked the dude out on your sprint.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 22, 2017, 05:16:08 am
hehe, mutumbo you are a beast, i remember that other video you knocked the dude out on your sprint.

Haha thanks bro
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on July 22, 2017, 07:21:10 pm
How can you not score when wearing those boots???  :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 23, 2017, 05:29:56 am
Well I won't be going to the gym this week either. Busted my ribs. I'm not sure if I copped a shot directly into the ribs or whether somebody jumped on my back when I was on the ground. I went up for a hitup and I got tackled in a solid hit and a couple of players came in from the side and then when I was on the ground (on my stomache) another player fell on top of me. I played the ball straight away but I got up feeling a sore back and suddenly my lower ribs were aching. I played on for another 10 minutes but I couldn't jog let alone attempt to sprint without pain through my body. I might not play until finals time now as my ribs are already bruised. I know they aren't broken otherwise I wouldn't be able to breathe or anything with pain. Bad day at of the office :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on July 23, 2017, 07:43:06 am
Sorry Fam I been slack on the updates. My team has still only lost the 1 game all season and I've still been a slack bitch when it comes to going to the gym.

A youtube video of a try I scored a couple of weeks ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1z1GYBjfzA

smoked everyone. sick clip.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 29, 2017, 08:04:22 am
Well my rugby league season is now officially over. Unfortunately we ended up boycotting the Grand Final, which I was going to play in as my ribs are now recovered (You can see me wearing the Green boots). We boycotted the Grand Final as a result of corruption by the head organisation and we were just sick of their bullshit and undemocratic ways that they run the comp. Unfortunately the media twisted the story and tried to make as out like thugs who were upset about suspensions, which were only the tip of the iceberg.

https://www.facebook.com/7NewsAdelaide/videos/1666333180063997/

At this stage the NRL are launching an investigation but it's not looking good for the club. They might kick our senior teams out the comp next year and suspend everyone for a year. But at least we stuck it up to the man on the day :headbang:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 29, 2017, 08:10:07 am
^^Not sure how to embed facebook videos on adarq

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on August 29, 2017, 08:24:20 am
fuck the man.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 29, 2017, 08:37:51 am
fuck the man.

Yep the only way to beat a bully is to stand up to the bully. The clubs getting a lot of support so hopefully a good outcome eventuates out of this. Honestly it was heartbreaking doing what we did but we genuinely believe a dramatic stance had to be taken because all other channels of communication have failed over the years and the administration is killing the game we all love. If we get reform out of this we have achieved our mission. In the meantime we'll continue stacking up tens of thousands of views on social media.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on August 29, 2017, 06:19:57 pm
Well my rugby league season is now officially over. Unfortunately we ended up boycotting the Grand Final, which I was going to play in as my ribs are now recovered (You can see me wearing the Green boots). We boycotted the Grand Final as a result of corruption by the head organisation and we were just sick of their bullshit and undemocratic ways that they run the comp. Unfortunately the media twisted the story and tried to make as out like thugs who were upset about suspensions, which were only the tip of the iceberg.

https://www.facebook.com/7NewsAdelaide/videos/1666333180063997/

At this stage the NRL are launching an investigation but it's not looking good for the club. They might kick our senior teams out the comp next year and suspend everyone for a year. But at least we stuck it up to the man on the day :headbang:

that's pretty nuts. takes some balls to do something like that, so good on you & your club.

that footage of your club at the end looked a little nuts though!! lmfao.

also, I don't have facebook embed on here. I rarely even know how to link facebook videos. I'll check into it though, could be a simple module.

peace!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 31, 2017, 08:09:54 am
Well my rugby league season is now officially over. Unfortunately we ended up boycotting the Grand Final, which I was going to play in as my ribs are now recovered (You can see me wearing the Green boots). We boycotted the Grand Final as a result of corruption by the head organisation and we were just sick of their bullshit and undemocratic ways that they run the comp. Unfortunately the media twisted the story and tried to make as out like thugs who were upset about suspensions, which were only the tip of the iceberg.

https://www.facebook.com/7NewsAdelaide/videos/1666333180063997/

At this stage the NRL are launching an investigation but it's not looking good for the club. They might kick our senior teams out the comp next year and suspend everyone for a year. But at least we stuck it up to the man on the day :headbang:

that's pretty nuts. takes some balls to do something like that, so good on you & your club.

that footage of your club at the end looked a little nuts though!! lmfao.

also, I don't have facebook embed on here. I rarely even know how to link facebook videos. I'll check into it though, could be a simple module.

peace!

Yeah the media got supplied footage from the NRL SA that was completely chopped and edited to make our players look bad. I'm not denying that there were punches thrown and clearly there was a cheap knee shot but everything that happened prior to that was cut out. That whole incident was instigated by the opposition because they were mad they were losing so they came up and spear tackled our captain head first. The game was taken down from Youtube and all social media apart from that small edited footage that they kept. If they have nothing to hide why delete the footage!? We would have copped the suspensions on the chin if the NRL SA had followed their own code of conduct and went through the appropriate processes. Instead our players were denied a tribunal and denied the chance to defend the allegations made against them. Correspondence sent by our club to the NRL SA was simply ignored.

This type of Judge, Jury and Executioner mentality from the administration is just the latest example in a long line of incidents. We have lost competition points throughout the season for all kinds of dubious reasons e.g. water runners not wearing the correct vests or players supposedly not being registered before certain dates but when other clubs get new players they don't lose points regardless of what date they register by. I could go on and on but you get the gist.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on August 31, 2017, 08:15:04 am
1st day back at the gym. Wow I'm completely detrained!

Squat-
60x5
75x5
Could feel DOMS already  :uhhhfacepalm:

Chin Ups-
8x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 01, 2017, 09:56:10 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
70x5x3

Rows-
20x20
40x12
60x12
80x5x3

Hammer Curls-
12x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 02, 2017, 01:46:24 pm
1st day back at the gym. Wow I'm completely detrained!

Squat-
60x5
75x5
Could feel DOMS already  :uhhhfacepalm:

Chin Ups-
8x3

that's not DOMS at that point, that's IOMS lmao. I=instant.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 04, 2017, 07:20:41 am
Haha yeah it was definitely instant!

Much better tonight though. I had no IOMS.

Squat-
60x5
77.5x5x3

Chin Ups-
9x3

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 05, 2017, 08:24:13 am
Detrained that's why my numbers/training is so shit for anyone casually observing my journal.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
72.5x5x3

Rows-
20x20
40x12
60x12
80x8
82.5x8

Hammer Strength Bench-
40x12
50x12
60x12

Hammer Curls-
14x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 07, 2017, 07:27:13 am
Squat-
60x5
80x5x3

Bench-
barx12
60x8
75x5x3

Chin Ups-
9x2

I've also been doing some cardio on the treadmill, which I don't log. However, I'm not going to use the treadmilll anymore as I feel like I've got turf toe on my largest toe on my left foot. I remember this always happens when I use the treadmill I develop foot problems. I'll stick to running on natural surfaces and just have to limit the amount of walking I do until my toe is better.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 09, 2017, 07:19:38 pm
Squat-
60x5
80x5x3

Bench-
barx12
60x8
75x5x3

Chin Ups-
9x2

I've also been doing some cardio on the treadmill, which I don't log. However, I'm not going to use the treadmilll anymore as I feel like I've got turf toe on my largest toe on my left foot. I remember this always happens when I use the treadmill I develop foot problems. I'll stick to running on natural surfaces and just have to limit the amount of walking I do until my toe is better.

damn that sucks ass dude. fu*k treadmills.

had turf toe for a while back .. such a crap injury. jr also had it on here for a long time.

is it really bad? or was just starting to manifest? hopefully it's disappearing already.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 11, 2017, 08:23:44 am
Squat-
60x5
80x5x3

Bench-
barx12
60x8
75x5x3

Chin Ups-
9x2

I've also been doing some cardio on the treadmill, which I don't log. However, I'm not going to use the treadmilll anymore as I feel like I've got turf toe on my largest toe on my left foot. I remember this always happens when I use the treadmill I develop foot problems. I'll stick to running on natural surfaces and just have to limit the amount of walking I do until my toe is better.

damn that sucks ass dude. fu*k treadmills.

had turf toe for a while back .. such a crap injury. jr also had it on here for a long time.

is it really bad? or was just starting to manifest? hopefully it's disappearing already.

pc!

Luckily I caught it early and rested it over the weekend. It's already feeling better now. Unfortunately I have to wear dress shoes for work so they don't help too much but as long as I'm smart about it and avoid the treadmills it should get better. I used the exercise bike for cardio today instead.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
77.5x5x3

Chin Ups-
10x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on September 11, 2017, 08:27:48 am
dress shoes should be comfortable, all mine are comfy as hell. i used to have some really uncomfortable ones but then i though, why the hell am i forcing myself to wear shoes that pinch my toes? and i got rid of them.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 12, 2017, 08:13:09 am
Point taken. Time to invest in some more comfortable shoes.

Squat-
60x5
82.5x5x3
80x3

Rows-
20x20
40x12
60x12
80x12
85x5x3

Pull Ups- 8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 16, 2017, 12:12:39 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x5x3

Squat-
60x5
85x5x3

Hammer Strength Bench-
20x20
40x12
60x12
72.5x8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 16, 2017, 04:48:28 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
90x3

Chin Ups-
10x3

Pullups-
5

Rows-
40x12
60x12
70x12
80x12

Track-
5x100m with 2 minutes recovery at around 80% speed

1x100m- 14.9
1x100m- 14.8
1x100m- 14.2
1x100m- 14.0
1x100m- 13.8

Hill Sprint with 100% intensity
The hill had a decent gradient and is about 50m maybe a little longer.

Time to get in shape for summer. I want to look like a fkn boss come January/February.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 16, 2017, 08:53:26 am
Commentator talking about my speed during Affiliated State Champs  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZxP-5SNGHw
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 19, 2017, 07:05:20 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
82.5x5x3
62.5x12

Chin Ups-
11x3

Hammer Curls-
10x14
12x14
14x6 the 2 fingers on my left hand were bugging out I think I strained/broke my finger/fingers earlier this season
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 19, 2017, 04:22:41 pm
Commentator talking about my speed during Affiliated State Champs  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZxP-5SNGHw

:headbang: :headbang:

dope.

Bench-
barx12
60x8
82.5x5x3
62.5x12

Chin Ups-
11x3

Hammer Curls-
10x14
12x14
14x6 the 2 fingers on my left hand were bugging out I think I strained/broke my finger/fingers earlier this season

lmfao @ "I think I broke my finger(s) earlier this season". you rugby folks are rugged. :ninja: :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 21, 2017, 08:50:20 am
Haha thanks adarqui!

Squat-
60x5
87.5x5x3

Rows-
20x20
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x5x3

Pull Ups- 9
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 22, 2017, 09:54:55 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
85x5x3
The plan at this stage is to get to 90x5x3 which I should comfortably achieve next week. After that I'll change up the bench a bit. Barx12, 60x12, 80x4, 92.5x4x3 (work up to 100x4x3) and go from there.

Hammer Strength Bench-
20x20
40x12
60x12
75x8

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 26, 2017, 06:07:02 am
Bench-
barx12
60x8
87.5x5x3

Chin Ups-
9,8,8,8

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 27, 2017, 06:18:49 am
Squat-
60x5
90x5x3

Rows-
20x20
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x6x3
40x20

Pull Ups-
10,5
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 03, 2017, 06:30:48 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
90x5x3

Chin Ups (6kg attached)
7x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 04, 2017, 06:19:57 am
Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x5x3
60x20

Squat-
60x5
92.5x5x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 06, 2017, 05:22:57 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
92.5x4x3


Hammer Strength Bench-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x10
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 07, 2017, 04:28:53 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
82.5x6
102.5x3

Squat-
60x5
95x5x3

Chin Ups-
bwx11x3

Pull Ups-
bwx8

Track-
6x100m with 2 minutes rest between each 100m all <14.5 seconds
The reps ranged between 14.5 and 13.5 seconds.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on October 08, 2017, 05:47:22 am
what's the RPE for those 100s?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 08, 2017, 09:17:06 am
What is RPE?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on October 08, 2017, 09:25:10 am
rate of perceived exertion, usually on a scale of 1-10. so, how hard is it for you, with 10 being true max effort, to run 13.5-14.5?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 10, 2017, 05:43:44 am
rate of perceived exertion, usually on a scale of 1-10. so, how hard is it for you, with 10 being true max effort, to run 13.5-14.5?

Probably around 7.5-8 mainly due to the 2 minute recoveries.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 10, 2017, 05:46:00 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
95x4x3

Chin Ups (6kg attached)
8x3

Pull Ups-
8

I'm happy with how my bench press is going. Now that I said that I'll probably jinx it haha nah just kidding I feel confident that I'll keep being able to progress linear for a few more weeks yet.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 13, 2017, 06:34:40 pm
TIME TO PULL MY HEAD IN AND START EATING/TRAINING/ABSTAINING FROM ALCOHOL!!!

This week was a waste training wise. I'm fkn sick of drinking alcohol and feeling like shit the next morning as well. I'm thinking of deactivating my social media (facebook) as well because I just waste too much time on it. As dumb as it sounds I think it also gives me a bit of anxiety. I just want to start living a simpler life free of drama and just get back to the essentials.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on October 13, 2017, 07:44:41 pm
TIME TO PULL MY HEAD IN AND START EATING/TRAINING/ABSTAINING FROM ALCOHOL!!!

This week was a waste training wise. I'm fkn sick of drinking alcohol and feeling like shit the next morning as well. I'm thinking of deactivating my social media (facebook) as well because I just waste too much time on it. As dumb as it sounds I think it also gives me a bit of anxiety. I just want to start living a simpler life free of drama and just get back to the essentials.

I feel you mate. I'm in a similar position where I feel like I'm waiting so much time on shit that doesn't matter. I'm also very bad at dealing with injuries so have been drinking more than usual and eating worse than usual the last 2 months. Not a good combo.

Now that you've put it out there though, just got and do it. Get off the grog and start putting in the work. You can definitely do it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 13, 2017, 09:06:13 pm
TIME TO PULL MY HEAD IN AND START EATING/TRAINING/ABSTAINING FROM ALCOHOL!!!

This week was a waste training wise. I'm fkn sick of drinking alcohol and feeling like shit the next morning as well. I'm thinking of deactivating my social media (facebook) as well because I just waste too much time on it. As dumb as it sounds I think it also gives me a bit of anxiety. I just want to start living a simpler life free of drama and just get back to the essentials.

I feel you mate. I'm in a similar position where I feel like I'm waiting so much time on shit that doesn't matter. I'm also very bad at dealing with injuries so have been drinking more than usual and eating worse than usual the last 2 months. Not a good combo.

Now that you've put it out there though, just got and do it. Get off the grog and start putting in the work. You can definitely do it.

Yep definitely. This journal is a motivation for me now that I've put it out there. I'm going out tonight but I've nominated myself as the designated driver so I'll be on the soft drinks tonight.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 14, 2017, 03:31:05 am
Squat-
60x5
97.5x5x3

Just a light workout today as I wasn't in the mood to do much.

Day 1- No Alcohol
I completed day 1. It's a Saturday night here and I had a Cook Islands festival event that I was attending. Usually when I go to these events I always drink but I want to quit drinking so I nominated myself as the designated driver for the night. The night was really good and I ate a lot of food and stuck to coca cola and water. Surprisingly I didn't even feel tempted to drink and spent the night walking around mingling with a lot of people that I only see occasionally at events like this. It was a good night.

I've also been thinking of playing street ball again on Sunday evenings. 7 years ago (time is going so fast) I had a really strong core of good friends and we would all play street ball on Sunday and then go out for dinner and chill at someone's house until around 11pm as we had college/work the next day. There would always be at least 6 of us and on the courts we played there was always anywhere between 10-30 other players ready to ball.  Unfortunately life, other commitments, people moving away etc. ended this but I still have a couple of friends from the group who play every Sunday. Apart from playing basketball it was just the social aspect of it as well having fun and being active without having to resort to alcohol or drugs. These days it seems like whenever friends want to catch up it's always to drink. Work, family, and even the location of where I live are also other huge reasons why my social life has been negatively effected. I guess that's just the way western society is. You get older and have a partner and a couple of close friends and than dozens of 'friends' who are more like acquaintances who you bump into and say "we should catch up soon" but than never do. Even if I do catch up with these people usually I'll quickly lose contact as we generally have different friendship circles so I just don't have the time to commit!

Just my late night thoughts. Peace.
 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 15, 2017, 06:36:08 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5x3

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
97.5x4x3

Hammer Strength Bench
20x12
40x12
60x12
82.5x4 weak

Day 2 Drinking Log-
Failed. I wanted to play basketball today so I made a few calls but unfortunately nobody was keen to play. My friend Rainer is probably the most dedicated out of my old friends that used to play but he said that he's got a knee injury atm. So I ended up just catching up with a mate and getting on the piss (10 beers).

Day 2 failed but tomorrow is Monday so I'll aim just to go sober throughout the week and hopefully until next weekend at least.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Leonel on October 15, 2017, 07:48:18 am
Bench is getting close to your squat numbers now.  :strong: ;)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 16, 2017, 07:04:57 am
Haha yeah not too much difference between them.

Day 3-
I didn't drink alcohol today but didn't train either. Diet was shit (KFC for lunch, hot chips, chicken yiros, bag of potatoe chips, and coke for dinner. I had some DOMS in my legs. I'll make sure I train tomorrow and will try and get down to the track time permitting.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 16, 2017, 10:36:47 am
TIME TO PULL MY HEAD IN AND START EATING/TRAINING/ABSTAINING FROM ALCOHOL!!!

DO IT.

Quote
This week was a waste training wise. I'm fkn sick of drinking alcohol and feeling like shit the next morning as well. I'm thinking of deactivating my social media (facebook) as well because I just waste too much time on it. As dumb as it sounds I think it also gives me a bit of anxiety. I just want to start living a simpler life free of drama and just get back to the essentials.

so from your latest replies, it seems like you drank some form of alcohol every day? I know you love drinking but, didn't know you drank THAT often, if that's the case.

+1 for deactivating facebook, +100 for not deactivating it and just logging out & rarely logging back in .. I choose the latter, because to me it's more rewarding to exert discipline over something.

+100000 for the simpler life.

looking forward to seeing you conquer these things and step your training, diet, performance, & life to new levels. It all comes from within, and sometimes getting to these "breaking points" is necessary. Now just leverage it.

good stuff already, cept for the KFC lulz.

peace!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: fast does lie on October 16, 2017, 05:27:29 pm
It's much better to replace drinking with a good comfort meal sometimes.

Drinking = empty calories, 0 protein, causes intense shifts in mood

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 17, 2017, 05:57:02 am
I was going to bench again today but than I thought that I shouldn't because I haven't done much back work. Apparently it's bad to do too much benching without doing back work as it can lead to distortions.

Chin Ups-
bwx12x3

Pull Ups-
bwx7 (the chin ups took it out of me but admittedly I didn't push myself to failure)

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x7
100x7
105x7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 17, 2017, 06:09:51 am
TIME TO PULL MY HEAD IN AND START EATING/TRAINING/ABSTAINING FROM ALCOHOL!!!

DO IT.

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This week was a waste training wise. I'm fkn sick of drinking alcohol and feeling like shit the next morning as well. I'm thinking of deactivating my social media (facebook) as well because I just waste too much time on it. As dumb as it sounds I think it also gives me a bit of anxiety. I just want to start living a simpler life free of drama and just get back to the essentials.

so from your latest replies, it seems like you drank some form of alcohol every day? I know you love drinking but, didn't know you drank THAT often, if that's the case.

+1 for deactivating facebook, +100 for not deactivating it and just logging out & rarely logging back in .. I choose the latter, because to me it's more rewarding to exert discipline over something.

+100000 for the simpler life.

looking forward to seeing you conquer these things and step your training, diet, performance, & life to new levels. It all comes from within, and sometimes getting to these "breaking points" is necessary. Now just leverage it.

good stuff already, cept for the KFC lulz.

peace!!

Yeah I want to but I'm mentally weak I've got an alcohol dependence. I haven't gone a week without drinking since 2013 and usually I drink multiple times a week and when I drink I binge drink until I'm out cold. I recognise that I have a problem. My whole family is a bunch of alcoholics. There's a photo that I have seen before that goes along the lines of two brothers who had an alcoholic father. The first son says "I drink because it's what my father did" and the other son says "I don't drink because I watched my father drink". I need to be the 2nd son but atm I'm just like my father but nowhere near as bad.

It has been better since I started playing sports and training again. It's given me the motivation to keep fit and have positive influences in my life and goals. However, since the season has finished I've just gone off the rails again and the whole Grand Final boycott and facing the possibility of being unable to play at all next year has been a catalyst to getting back on the piss. I don't want to be like this, which is why I'm reaching out and writing on my journal. It's easy just not to say anything and pretend everything is sweet but deep down I have an issue. I hate the days where I wake up thinking about alcohol because I tell myself that I'm not going to drink but it's like whatever I tell myself or say that I'm not going to do I end up doing it. I've just got a fucked up mind sometimes but I'm lucky I have a supportive partner. I don't know how she puts up with me sometimes but I"m grateful that she does.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on October 17, 2017, 09:19:19 am
Yeah I want to but I'm mentally weak I've got an alcohol dependence. I haven't gone a week without drinking since 2013 and usually I drink multiple times a week and when I drink I binge drink until I'm out cold. I recognise that I have a problem. My whole family is a bunch of alcoholics. There's a photo that I have seen before that goes along the lines of two brothers who had an alcoholic father. The first son says "I drink because it's what my father did" and the other son says "I don't drink because I watched my father drink". I need to be the 2nd son but atm I'm just like my father but nowhere near as bad.

It has been better since I started playing sports and training again. It's given me the motivation to keep fit and have positive influences in my life and goals. However, since the season has finished I've just gone off the rails again and the whole Grand Final boycott and facing the possibility of being unable to play at all next year has been a catalyst to getting back on the piss. I don't want to be like this, which is why I'm reaching out and writing on my journal. It's easy just not to say anything and pretend everything is sweet but deep down I have an issue. I hate the days where I wake up thinking about alcohol because I tell myself that I'm not going to drink but it's like whatever I tell myself or say that I'm not going to do I end up doing it. I've just got a fucked up mind sometimes but I'm lucky I have a supportive partner. I don't know how she puts up with me sometimes but I"m grateful that she does.

first of all, props for putting this out there. it's not an easy thing to do, even in writing.

second of all, about that bolded part: those things don't necessarily go together. "mental weakness" is a slippery term -- like "stupid" or "smart" it doesn't actually tell you much. but even taking it at face value, it doesn't apply to addiction, which is a mental illness every bit as much as depression or schizophrenia. we are really only starting to understand it. telling yourself the reason you can't kick booze is because of your own mental weakness is wrong and probably counterproductive.

is there an addiction counseling center nearby you could visit? or an AA meeting? AA has mixed results for the addicts i know, but for some people it's a complete life-changer. it's worth going if you haven't before, and even if you have.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 17, 2017, 09:30:16 am
Yeah I want to but I'm mentally weak I've got an alcohol dependence. I haven't gone a week without drinking since 2013 and usually I drink multiple times a week and when I drink I binge drink until I'm out cold. I recognise that I have a problem. My whole family is a bunch of alcoholics. There's a photo that I have seen before that goes along the lines of two brothers who had an alcoholic father. The first son says "I drink because it's what my father did" and the other son says "I don't drink because I watched my father drink". I need to be the 2nd son but atm I'm just like my father but nowhere near as bad.

It has been better since I started playing sports and training again. It's given me the motivation to keep fit and have positive influences in my life and goals. However, since the season has finished I've just gone off the rails again and the whole Grand Final boycott and facing the possibility of being unable to play at all next year has been a catalyst to getting back on the piss. I don't want to be like this, which is why I'm reaching out and writing on my journal. It's easy just not to say anything and pretend everything is sweet but deep down I have an issue. I hate the days where I wake up thinking about alcohol because I tell myself that I'm not going to drink but it's like whatever I tell myself or say that I'm not going to do I end up doing it. I've just got a fucked up mind sometimes but I'm lucky I have a supportive partner. I don't know how she puts up with me sometimes but I"m grateful that she does.

first of all, props for putting this out there. it's not an easy thing to do, even in writing.

second of all, about that bolded part: those things don't necessarily go together. "mental weakness" is a slippery term -- like "stupid" or "smart" it doesn't actually tell you much. but even taking it at face value, it doesn't apply to addiction, which is a mental illness every bit as much as depression or schizophrenia. we are really only starting to understand it. telling yourself the reason you can't kick booze is because of your own mental weakness is wrong and probably counterproductive.

is there an addiction counseling center nearby you could visit? or an AA meeting? AA has mixed results for the addicts i know, but for some people it's a complete life-changer. it's worth going if you haven't before, and even if you have.

Thanks LBSS.

I've never looked into AA but I just did a quick Google search and there are several around my area all on Monday nights. I've never been to one before but I'll go on Monday. There is nothing to lose by attending.

Edit- Looking closer at the link they actually run several times a week. My closest one is at Hackham West.
http://www.aa.org.au/findameeting/meetinglist.php?state=SA&region=Adelaide
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 18, 2017, 06:34:31 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4x3 Back up to benching 2 plates again for reps  ;D

Chin Ups (8kg attached)
7x3

Pull Ups
8

Track-
Need to stop being soo fkn lazy and get out and put in some fitness.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 18, 2017, 11:56:11 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4x3 Back up to benching 2 plates again for reps  ;D

Chin Ups (8kg attached)
7x3

Pull Ups
8

Track-
Need to stop being soo fkn lazy and get out and put in some fitness.

maybe do some really early morning workouts on the track? just nice and light tempo sprints, while the sun is coming up? Just wakeup early, get some fluids in, get out there, and enjoy the fresh air. there is just something about being out there so early as the current section of "earth" is "booting up".

to me, there's something very powerful in that setting.. feels very "clean" and "pure". LBSS kind of mentioned something about that too recently in his journal. I think just beyond the symbolism of it, there's also the (circadian) rhythm / human evolution side of it.

dno just a thought!

fwiw, training as the sun is setting feels great also.. those two opposite ends of the spectrum feel amazing to me.

peace!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 19, 2017, 07:05:00 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4x3 Back up to benching 2 plates again for reps  ;D

Chin Ups (8kg attached)
7x3

Pull Ups
8

Track-
Need to stop being soo fkn lazy and get out and put in some fitness.

maybe do some really early morning workouts on the track? just nice and light tempo sprints, while the sun is coming up? Just wakeup early, get some fluids in, get out there, and enjoy the fresh air. there is just something about being out there so early as the current section of "earth" is "booting up".

to me, there's something very powerful in that setting.. feels very "clean" and "pure". LBSS kind of mentioned something about that too recently in his journal. I think just beyond the symbolism of it, there's also the (circadian) rhythm / human evolution side of it.

dno just a thought!

fwiw, training as the sun is setting feels great also.. those two opposite ends of the spectrum feel amazing to me.

peace!

I know exactly what you mean! There's a great quote from Maurice Greene talking about waking up early to run.
(http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors84/maurice-greene-quote-every-morning-in-africa-a-gazelle-wakes-up-it.jpg)

I love running in the evenings though especially in summer here where the days are 100+ degrees Fahrenheit. Having the motivation to wake up early is what separates the best from the rest. I've got to stop being a night owl and get to bed earlier so I can get the sleep in.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 21, 2017, 03:34:36 am
I finally made it to the track!!!

7x100m with 2 minutes rest between each 100m.

The times ranged between 14.4 to 13.1 for each set except for the last set. On the 7th 100m I was feeling good so I decided to push the pace and ran 12.4. There was no way I would have been able to recover in 2 minutes to do an 8th repeat 100m after the last 100m. The 12.4 definitely wasn't 100% though probably more like low 90% effort in terms of pushing it.

Gym-
Squat-
60x5
100x5
102.5x5x3

Chin Ups-
bwx15

(bw with 10kg attached) 5x3

Pull Ups-
bwx10

Basketball-
15 ME jumps and 5 jumps where I just double grabbed the rim without the ball.
Dunk wise I got about 4/15 attempts. I got my 1st attempt and then after that they were all just rimming out so I tried putting them in softer so all up they were pretty weak dunks. By the end my hand was getting sore trying to palm the ball. Not bad considering that was my first time jumping for almost a year!

Edit- I tried a double hand dunk and it was an epic fail. I pretty much just slammed the ball against the rim. I wish I had bigger hands as well. If I could palm the ball better I would have a much better execution rate because most of my misses come when the ball slightly slips out. Obviously having a higher vert would help as well. I don't have an official measurement but I'd guesstimate that it's around 34 inches. My SVJ is only 26 inches.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 21, 2017, 09:02:44 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFqGgKLClJE
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: maxent on October 21, 2017, 09:47:46 am
After a layoff from dunking, double hand dunks always take more coordination for me than single ones. But with a bit of practice, usually in the same session you can kinda do them (maybe not optimally). It takes a while to get pretty good at them again i find. 15 chinups is good enough for first place in the race to 20! I've got work to do!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 21, 2017, 12:00:13 pm
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4x3 Back up to benching 2 plates again for reps  ;D

Chin Ups (8kg attached)
7x3

Pull Ups
8

Track-
Need to stop being soo fkn lazy and get out and put in some fitness.

maybe do some really early morning workouts on the track? just nice and light tempo sprints, while the sun is coming up? Just wakeup early, get some fluids in, get out there, and enjoy the fresh air. there is just something about being out there so early as the current section of "earth" is "booting up".

to me, there's something very powerful in that setting.. feels very "clean" and "pure". LBSS kind of mentioned something about that too recently in his journal. I think just beyond the symbolism of it, there's also the (circadian) rhythm / human evolution side of it.

dno just a thought!

fwiw, training as the sun is setting feels great also.. those two opposite ends of the spectrum feel amazing to me.

peace!

I know exactly what you mean! There's a great quote from Maurice Greene talking about waking up early to run.
(http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors84/maurice-greene-quote-every-morning-in-africa-a-gazelle-wakes-up-it.jpg)

I love running in the evenings though especially in summer here where the days are 100+ degrees Fahrenheit. Having the motivation to wake up early is what separates the best from the rest. I've got to stop being a night owl and get to bed earlier so I can get the sleep in.

never saw that before.. sick quote.

yeah i prefer evenings too.. trying to figure out how to feel like i do in the evening, in the morning :D

I finally made it to the track!!!

7x100m with 2 minutes rest between each 100m.

The times ranged between 14.4 to 13.1 for each set except for the last set. On the 7th 100m I was feeling good so I decided to push the pace and ran 12.4. There was no way I would have been able to recover in 2 minutes to do an 8th repeat 100m after the last 100m. The 12.4 definitely wasn't 100% though probably more like low 90% effort in terms of pushing it.

sick!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFqGgKLClJE

even more sick!!

the audio reminds me of some 80's video too btw.. lmao!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 21, 2017, 08:00:51 pm
Haha yeah the music is literaly frm the 1980's- Dire Strait.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 23, 2017, 06:38:43 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
82.5x6
102.5x3
102.5x3
90x6

Squat-
60x5
100x5
105x5x3

Hammer Strength Bench-
20x12
40x12
60x12
70x8
80x8
85x6
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 25, 2017, 06:40:08 am
Pullups-
bwx8x5

Rows-
40x12
50x12
60x12
70x12
80x12
90x10
100x10

Bench & Squats tomorrow. I spoke to my friend Rainer and he said he might be able to play basketball on Sunday  :headbang:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 27, 2017, 05:58:13 am
So much for bench and squats :( One of my friends is going through a divorce so I spent the past couple of days (after work) just hanging out with him and drinking. I didn't end up making it to the AA meeting this week. It's like my whole fkn life revolves around alcohol. I fkn hate it.

In other news one of my rugby team mates posted this:

"Everyone posting their little fitness story's so thought I would get in on it . Here's my warm up from this morning .I do this twice a day!". He's not the fastest in the team but he's definitely one of the fittest so I believe he would actually do this.
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22730408_10155904974691410_314858187429241657_n.jpg?oh=c4aba7132e254107bac06241ef066a6c&oe=5A61C02F)

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 27, 2017, 06:06:12 am
I'm skeptical that he does it twice a day but I don't doubt the time. Earlier this year we raced 100m and I beat him by about 10m so he's probably running low-mid 12's as I went all out and at that time I was running mid 11 seconds.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on October 29, 2017, 06:24:59 pm
So much for bench and squats :( One of my friends is going through a divorce so I spent the past couple of days (after work) just hanging out with him and drinking. I didn't end up making it to the AA meeting this week. It's like my whole fkn life revolves around alcohol. I fkn hate it.

In other news one of my rugby team mates posted this:

"Everyone posting their little fitness story's so thought I would get in on it . Here's my warm up from this morning .I do this twice a day!". He's not the fastest in the team but he's definitely one of the fittest so I believe he would actually do this.
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22730408_10155904974691410_314858187429241657_n.jpg?oh=c4aba7132e254107bac06241ef066a6c&oe=5A61C02F)

Sucks about your mates divorce. I've been there as the consoling party when they just want to sink beers and drown their sorrows. Hard to not do it with them too.

Man, if true then that's a hell of a 10k time. You sure that's not on a bike though haha. The only suspicious thing for me is the HR? Avg of 124 at that pace over 10k?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on October 29, 2017, 08:18:37 pm

Man, if true then that's a hell of a 10k time. You sure that's not on a bike though haha. The only suspicious thing for me is the HR? Avg of 124 at that pace over 10k?

That's the first thing I noticed too. Surely it's too low? That or the crappy treadmill heart rate monitor isn't reliable.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 30, 2017, 05:56:13 am
So much for bench and squats :( One of my friends is going through a divorce so I spent the past couple of days (after work) just hanging out with him and drinking. I didn't end up making it to the AA meeting this week. It's like my whole fkn life revolves around alcohol. I fkn hate it.

In other news one of my rugby team mates posted this:

"Everyone posting their little fitness story's so thought I would get in on it . Here's my warm up from this morning .I do this twice a day!". He's not the fastest in the team but he's definitely one of the fittest so I believe he would actually do this.
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22730408_10155904974691410_314858187429241657_n.jpg?oh=c4aba7132e254107bac06241ef066a6c&oe=5A61C02F)

Sucks about your mates divorce. I've been there as the consoling party when they just want to sink beers and drown their sorrows. Hard to not do it with them too.

Man, if true then that's a hell of a 10k time. You sure that's not on a bike though haha. The only suspicious thing for me is the HR? Avg of 124 at that pace over 10k?

Yeah I'll just write off last week as a 'deload'. As for whether that's on a bike I'll ask him that haha ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 30, 2017, 06:02:08 am
I've joined a touch rugby team so I'll be playing that once a week over summer on Thursday nights. We formed the team last week just over facebook at the last minute. First game is this Thursday. It will help keep me active.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
107.5x5x3

Bench-
barx12
60x12
85x6
105x2 EASY!
102.5x3x2
82.5x8

Incline Bench DB-
12x12
16x12
20x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 30, 2017, 07:53:41 am

Man, if true then that's a hell of a 10k time. You sure that's not on a bike though haha. The only suspicious thing for me is the HR? Avg of 124 at that pace over 10k?

That's the first thing I noticed too. Surely it's too low? That or the crappy treadmill heart rate monitor isn't reliable.

Speaking about low heart rates... i've stumbled upon something weird. I like to "analyze" runners efforts on strava - to learn something from them. Well, for some of the fast local people around here, i'm just perplexed. Some of them are running 5:0X-5:2X per mile over 5k, so 15:XX-16:XX 5k's, with HR's at ~125 BPM or so. To me that's insanely low. So then I look at another race a few months earlier, and the HR's are ~165 BPM, at a slightly slower pace. That made me do a double take.. I find that extremely odd. I know nothing about PED's, but that's the first time i've really wondered if people are doing them. Also, this happened for 2 people, who are "friends". Doesn't bother me any, just find it interesting. I wonder what someone's stats would look like if they just got on EPO or something. Or maybe they just had a serious tail wind, that'd probably be a legit explanation. FWIW, they are also fast with a more normal HR, just not as fast as this bigger 5k race with an incredibly low HR. I personally don't get how someone who is "near PR level" for a 5k effort, could run 3 x 5:0X miles, with such a low HR. I'd expect someone's HR to be that low, if they are used to running 4:2X per mile, and are trotting the 5:0X..

As for Mutumbo's friend, that's a fast pace for sure. I imagine that HR could be legit for a treadmill run, the treadmill itself does alot of work. I'd imagine it would be higher on a road/track run.

I've joined a touch rugby team so I'll be playing that once a week over summer on Thursday nights. We formed the team last week just over facebook at the last minute. First game is this Thursday. It will help keep me active.

nice!!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on October 30, 2017, 07:43:26 pm

Man, if true then that's a hell of a 10k time. You sure that's not on a bike though haha. The only suspicious thing for me is the HR? Avg of 124 at that pace over 10k?

That's the first thing I noticed too. Surely it's too low? That or the crappy treadmill heart rate monitor isn't reliable.

Speaking about low heart rates... i've stumbled upon something weird. I like to "analyze" runners efforts on strava - to learn something from them. Well, for some of the fast local people around here, i'm just perplexed. Some of them are running 5:0X-5:2X per mile over 5k, so 15:XX-16:XX 5k's, with HR's at ~125 BPM or so. To me that's insanely low. So then I look at another race a few months earlier, and the HR's are ~165 BPM, at a slightly slower pace. That made me do a double take.. I find that extremely odd. I know nothing about PED's, but that's the first time i've really wondered if people are doing them. Also, this happened for 2 people, who are "friends". Doesn't bother me any, just find it interesting. I wonder what someone's stats would look like if they just got on EPO or something. Or maybe they just had a serious tail wind, that'd probably be a legit explanation. FWIW, they are also fast with a more normal HR, just not as fast as this bigger 5k race with an incredibly low HR. I personally don't get how someone who is "near PR level" for a 5k effort, could run 3 x 5:0X miles, with such a low HR. I'd expect someone's HR to be that low, if they are used to running 4:2X per mile, and are trotting the 5:0X..

As for Mutumbo's friend, that's a fast pace for sure. I imagine that HR could be legit for a treadmill run, the treadmill itself does alot of work. I'd imagine it would be higher on a road/track run.

Never thought about the EPO thing for recreational runners but then again why not use? I know a dozen guys at my gym who aren't that big but are recreational lifters and use steroids regularly. Even posting their "juicy" pics and workouts on IG as if no one can figure out that terminology. Runners are ego and numbers driven so it would not surprise me at all if they were using. I would go as far as to suggest that some runners are more ego driven than the vainest of bodybuilders out there.

Would it be accurate to say that the fitter/more elite you are the closer to your max HR you can run? Therefore if you're doing 3m/k's for distance and only have a HR of 124 then you would potentially have plenty of upside???
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 30, 2017, 09:18:22 pm

Man, if true then that's a hell of a 10k time. You sure that's not on a bike though haha. The only suspicious thing for me is the HR? Avg of 124 at that pace over 10k?

That's the first thing I noticed too. Surely it's too low? That or the crappy treadmill heart rate monitor isn't reliable.

Speaking about low heart rates... i've stumbled upon something weird. I like to "analyze" runners efforts on strava - to learn something from them. Well, for some of the fast local people around here, i'm just perplexed. Some of them are running 5:0X-5:2X per mile over 5k, so 15:XX-16:XX 5k's, with HR's at ~125 BPM or so. To me that's insanely low. So then I look at another race a few months earlier, and the HR's are ~165 BPM, at a slightly slower pace. That made me do a double take.. I find that extremely odd. I know nothing about PED's, but that's the first time i've really wondered if people are doing them. Also, this happened for 2 people, who are "friends". Doesn't bother me any, just find it interesting. I wonder what someone's stats would look like if they just got on EPO or something. Or maybe they just had a serious tail wind, that'd probably be a legit explanation. FWIW, they are also fast with a more normal HR, just not as fast as this bigger 5k race with an incredibly low HR. I personally don't get how someone who is "near PR level" for a 5k effort, could run 3 x 5:0X miles, with such a low HR. I'd expect someone's HR to be that low, if they are used to running 4:2X per mile, and are trotting the 5:0X..

As for Mutumbo's friend, that's a fast pace for sure. I imagine that HR could be legit for a treadmill run, the treadmill itself does alot of work. I'd imagine it would be higher on a road/track run.

Never thought about the EPO thing for recreational runners but then again why not use? I know a dozen guys at my gym who aren't that big but are recreational lifters and use steroids regularly. Even posting their "juicy" pics and workouts on IG as if no one can figure out that terminology. Runners are ego and numbers driven so it would not surprise me at all if they were using. I would go as far as to suggest that some runners are more ego driven than the vainest of bodybuilders out there.

keyword "some" :ninja:, more so in the recreational crowd i imagine .. but I don't think the running community comes close to the bodybuilding community in terms of ego/vanity, personally.. lmfao!

I mean, everyone that lifts a DB or BB is a bodybuilder/powerlifter .. then factor in "mirrors" are everywhere and it's just game over. Just look at it this way, take the bodybuilder/physique people you know or see on IG, then compare them to runners on IG, it's like 99.9% selfie photos in a bathroom for the BB'rs and 50% running photos for the runners.. hah.

but ya I bet some recreational people use PED's, I just don't think it's as easy to get into as traditional "roids" that people use for BB/contact sports etc. You never hear of people dishing out EPO. I bet there are a few tight knit circles though, like potentially the one I mentioned above, where people know what to do. The only thing is though, you're cheating your own wins if you race against the people you PED with .. so it would be a curious thing to see how often some suspected PED using recreational runners actually race each other. It would help them PR for sure though, if they are in the same race.

but ya I imagine runners will resort to those substances, just like they do for any other sport. Lots of people hear about those edges and probably take it.

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Would it be accurate to say that the fitter/more elite you are the closer to your max HR you can run? Therefore if you're doing 3m/k's for distance and only have a HR of 124 then you would potentially have plenty of upside???

somewhat.. the thing is though, alot of these elites have such incredibly well developed aerobic cardiovascular systems and pump so much blood per beat, that they can produce some serious pace without their HR getting anywhere near max, as long as they stay below lactic threshold. So I mean, you would think a fast pace @ only 124 HR would indicate plenty of upside, but it could also mean they are crazy efficient already at that pace, and if they go faster, they go above threshold and everything starts to fall apart. But, for a 5k ?? you'd have to be coasting for your HR to be in the 120's .. 5k is going to have you bouncing around threshold for the entire run, if you're racing. So your HR should be all over the place & pretty high. The longer the distance, the lower the HR I imagine, even if the pace seems crazy. Just means these guys can stay mostly aerobic and not trigger melt down, so their HR should be way lower than shorter distances such as 1 mile through 10k. etc

peace!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on October 30, 2017, 09:36:54 pm

Man, if true then that's a hell of a 10k time. You sure that's not on a bike though haha. The only suspicious thing for me is the HR? Avg of 124 at that pace over 10k?

That's the first thing I noticed too. Surely it's too low? That or the crappy treadmill heart rate monitor isn't reliable.

Speaking about low heart rates... i've stumbled upon something weird. I like to "analyze" runners efforts on strava - to learn something from them. Well, for some of the fast local people around here, i'm just perplexed. Some of them are running 5:0X-5:2X per mile over 5k, so 15:XX-16:XX 5k's, with HR's at ~125 BPM or so. To me that's insanely low. So then I look at another race a few months earlier, and the HR's are ~165 BPM, at a slightly slower pace. That made me do a double take.. I find that extremely odd. I know nothing about PED's, but that's the first time i've really wondered if people are doing them. Also, this happened for 2 people, who are "friends". Doesn't bother me any, just find it interesting. I wonder what someone's stats would look like if they just got on EPO or something. Or maybe they just had a serious tail wind, that'd probably be a legit explanation. FWIW, they are also fast with a more normal HR, just not as fast as this bigger 5k race with an incredibly low HR. I personally don't get how someone who is "near PR level" for a 5k effort, could run 3 x 5:0X miles, with such a low HR. I'd expect someone's HR to be that low, if they are used to running 4:2X per mile, and are trotting the 5:0X..

As for Mutumbo's friend, that's a fast pace for sure. I imagine that HR could be legit for a treadmill run, the treadmill itself does alot of work. I'd imagine it would be higher on a road/track run.

Never thought about the EPO thing for recreational runners but then again why not use? I know a dozen guys at my gym who aren't that big but are recreational lifters and use steroids regularly. Even posting their "juicy" pics and workouts on IG as if no one can figure out that terminology. Runners are ego and numbers driven so it would not surprise me at all if they were using. I would go as far as to suggest that some runners are more ego driven than the vainest of bodybuilders out there.

keyword "some" :ninja:, more so in the recreational crowd i imagine .. but I don't think the running community comes close to the bodybuilding community in terms of ego/vanity, personally.. lmfao!

I mean, everyone that lifts a DB or BB is a bodybuilder/powerlifter .. then factor in "mirrors" are everywhere and it's just game over. Just look at it this way, take the bodybuilder/physique people you know or see on IG, then compare them to runners on IG, it's like 99.9% selfie photos in a bathroom for the BB'rs and 50% running photos for the runners.. hah.

but ya I bet some recreational people use PED's, I just don't think it's as easy to get into as traditional "roids" that people use for BB/contact sports etc. You never hear of people dishing out EPO. I bet there are a few tight knit circles though, like potentially the one I mentioned above, where people know what to do. The only thing is though, you're cheating your own wins if you race against the people you PED with .. so it would be a curious thing to see how often some suspected PED using recreational runners actually race each other. It would help them PR for sure though, if they are in the same race.

but ya I imagine runners will resort to those substances, just like they do for any other sport. Lots of people hear about those edges and probably take it.

Yeah it's not a vanity thing but purely a numbers thing. From the runners I know, especially those pushing the 3-4min/km range it's all about times at the expense of everything else. These are the guys I think have the same level of vanity as the bodybuilders, just in a numbers format rather than the mirror. Agree that stuff like EPO wouldn't be as readily accessible to the masses but like you said there's no doubt there'd be a few close knit groups pushing this stuff. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 31, 2017, 06:47:12 am
Ya I completely agree about the vanity with numbers. I just think personally, that when you can see your progress or lack of progress in an actual mirror, it heightens everything to an extreme level, since you can get that feedback instantly. Plus, physique "fluctuations" due to bloating & such, food/fluid intake, pump from lifting etc, it can consume people.

I've mentioned it before, but i've seen one guy at races who would always throw tantrums at the end. He told me once, that he's trying to break 20 in the 5k. So, when he doesn't break it, he throws water bottles, yells at himself, walks off huffing and puffing etc. It's pretty crazy. Most people seem pretty happy, and if someone is mad at their time, they are probably too tired to show it, so it's hard to notice.. lmao.

But ya, i'm glad i'm not a numbers runner anymore. I mean I have a small amount of it still, but just enough to manage my training with. I'm just all about effort now, numbers can F off. So in a 5k for example, i've given "100% effort" for 1.5 miles, so ~50% of a 5k. I've never been able to give 100% for 3.1. So it seems like i'm trying to PR my effort level more than my numbers, and I think that is a very effective way to approach running. Numbers fluctuate day by day, just like training vs competition 1RM's etc. If someone lifts every day based on a projected 1RM that they achieved on a "great day", all of their training could be way off, because they just can't achieve that type of performance as the days chug on.

Also, as far as cheaters go in local races .. If I get beat by a PED cheater, doesn't bother me at all. I should annihilate them, drugs or not. That's how I look at it anyway. :ninja: If someone hops in a car and drives to the finish line, that would annoy me. Those people deserve to be punched in the face. If you search "marathon cheaters", there's tons of videos describing that, or people getting others to run for them. That's just disgraceful. hah.

peace!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 31, 2017, 07:01:25 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
115x3x2
60x6
I wanted to get squats out the way because I've got my first touch game in a couple of days. Weight wise 120kg was easier than I was expecting but still dropped it down to 115kg for the next couple of sets just because I didn't want to feel like struggling at all.

Rows-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x12
92.5x5
102.5x5
107.5x5
112.5x5

Chin Ups-
bwx11x4

Pull Ups-
6

Solid session today but it's what I need after slacking off in the last week and probably since May actually in terms of gym work.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 01, 2017, 06:40:27 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
87.5x6
107.5x2  ;D
102.5x3x2
90x7

Hammer Strength Bench-
20x10
40x10
60x10
80x10

Chin Ups (10kg attached)
6x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 02, 2017, 08:05:07 am
First game of touch rugby for the season and the game got called off with 5 minutes to go  :uhhhfacepalm:

I play with some ultra competitive brothers from the Bulldogs squad and it was a close game and the ref was just letting too much shit go. To be fair there was a color clash as both teams were wearing black but it was getting heated. We have some very vocal fans and the ref didn't like what was being said so they called the game off and called it a draw. The team we played won the comp last season and some of us (myself included) have never actually played touch rugby before so we're definitely going to give the comp a shake- if we don't get kicked out LOL! When the game got called we were losing 2-1 with it being 1-1 at half time.

On another note it's amazing how quickly you lose fitness when you don't do cardio for a couple of months!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 02, 2017, 10:05:47 am
there was a color clash as both teams were wearing black

 :pokerface:

what? how?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 02, 2017, 02:22:00 pm
all i know is i'm staying away from rugby, sounds like it's always ready to turn into a riot.. lmao!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 02, 2017, 07:17:19 pm
there was a color clash as both teams were wearing black

 :pokerface:

what? how?

Bad organisation from the association I suppose.

Here is a picture of my touch team. We play in the Opens comp and we're also the only team that has a female playing with us because we are inclusive <3

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23032801_1972260149714989_1965735958803815466_n.jpg?oh=8525da3b1b7780575a93d347b43fca99&oe=5A662692)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 05, 2017, 06:23:58 am
Everything felt so heavy today  :( I don't know what it was I haven't lifted for 4 days but I was just feeling lethargic and had no bounce.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
110x5x3
70x6

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x1 In hindsight I should have attempted a 2nd rep but mentally wasn't feeling it.
105x3x2 I was annoyed from not doubling 110 so I tripled 105 for 2 sets but it didn't feel easy
85x8

Jumps-
Went to an indoor court and didn't even land a single dunk out of 10 attempts...Just felt slippery compared to concrete and like I said just wasn't feeling energetic today. Shit day. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 06, 2017, 07:08:44 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3
117.5x3x2
77.5x6

Chin Ups (14kg attached)
7x4

Pull Ups-
7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 07, 2017, 04:44:21 am
Rows-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x5
105x5
110x5
115x5

Incline DB Bench-
Just took it easy and went light
14x12
18x12
22x12
26x12

Hammer Strength Bench-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x8
90x8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 08, 2017, 05:33:24 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
112.5x1 EASY!
105x3
100x4

Chin Ups-
bwx16

Curls-
25x8x3

Hammer Curls-
10x8x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 09, 2017, 07:53:18 am
Touch Rugby-
Game 2 went better and this time the game wasn't called off early  :P

My team won 13-1. The team was doing good so I didn't do much I was just more of a role player but still ended up scoring a nice try in the corner from a 20m cut out pass. It was a lot more enjoyable tonight as the atmosphere wasn't as 'intense', which is what touch should be as we are just playing for fun, not for cattle stations!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 10, 2017, 04:43:58 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
112.5x4x4

Back Machine-
20x12
40x12
60x12

Curls-
25x10x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 12, 2017, 04:41:34 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x3
120x3x2
80x6

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x1 EASY!
107.5x2x2
100x4
90x7

Pull Ups (bw)-
8x6
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 13, 2017, 08:54:04 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
115x4x4
85x7

Chin Ups (16kg)
7x3

(8kg)
7x3

bwx7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 13, 2017, 11:20:20 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x3
120x3x2
80x6

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x1 EASY!
107.5x2x2
100x4
90x7

Pull Ups (bw)-
8x6

bench 115x1 easy? sick!! :strong:

that ex-NFL bench video might have helped a little too.. beast lmao.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 13, 2017, 04:07:35 pm
Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x3
120x3x2
80x6

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x1 EASY!
107.5x2x2
100x4
90x7

Pull Ups (bw)-
8x6

bench 115x1 easy? sick!! :strong:

that ex-NFL bench video might have helped a little too.. beast lmao.

Yes I was amazed at how easily I got it. I'm not back up to PR territory on the bench yet but in my mind it's only a matter of time before I enter a whole new territory with the bench.

I love watching bench videos on youtube. It's motivational when you see guys benching 400lbs like it's nothing!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 15, 2017, 05:19:07 am
Bodyweight- 82.5

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x1
117.5x1  ;D
107.5x3
102.5x4

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x12
20x12
24x10
28x10

Rows-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x5
107.5x5
112.5x5
117.5x5
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 16, 2017, 07:42:16 am
Touch Rugby-
The other team forfeited prior to the game commencing  :(

Gym-

Hammer Strength Bench-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x8
92.5x8

Chin Ups (10kg attached)
10x2
7

Barbell Curls-
25x11x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 17, 2017, 04:34:40 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
127.5x3
122.5x3x2
82.5x7
Squat is coming along nicely.

Back Machine-
20x12
40x12
60x12
70x7

BB Curls-
25x12x3

Edit-
Non training related but I just got a promotion at work, which will lump me with extra responsibility but a 10k pay rise ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 18, 2017, 08:18:02 pm
Wow it's Sunday morning and the last 2 days I just been partying. Friday night I got smashed celebrating my promotion and yesterday I had a wedding. Friday morning my weight was 82.5 this morning I woke up and my weight was 85.6kg  :o

Edit-  I was contemplating whether to train today but I decided against it. I woke up feeling fairly seedy. Instead I just wrote up a workout of what I plan to do tomorrow. At this stage I've been delaying doing any track work but I'm keen to start doing some again soon- At this stage I'm thinking it'll be December due to starting a new job. Other than that I just need to work on getting more sleep + diet. One day at a time...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 20, 2017, 05:03:11 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
117.5x4x4
90x7

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x1
120x1  :)
110x2x2
102.5x4
92.5x7

Pull Ups (bw)
9x3
8x3
51 pull ups total

Great session.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 21, 2017, 05:34:04 am
Track-
4x40m ME with 5 minutes recovery

I didn't time these but based off 'feeling' the 3rd felt the fastest.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
130x3
125x3x2
95x7

Chin Ups
(bw +18kg attached)
7x3
(bw +10kg attached
7x3
bwx7

49 chin ups in total

Another good session. I'm loving the progress that I'm making at the moment. It's soo much easier to just go to to the gym and train when you're not playing rugby league on Sundays, training state on Mondays, training at Bulldogs on Wednesdays and then training at Bulldogs on Fridays. 


Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 22, 2017, 04:23:46 am
Bodyweight- 83kg

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
112.5x1
122.5kgx1 (270lbs)  :personal-record:
The 122.5x1 was a true max I got it all by myself with no assistance whatsoever from the spotter. It took everything out of me so I decided not to do anymore bench after that.

Incline DB Bench-
12x12
18x12
22x12
26x10
30x8

Rows-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x5
110x5
115x5
120x5

Incline DB-
 

Incline DB Bench-
12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 22, 2017, 08:24:07 am
So I got a Bench PR that I'm stoked about but it was a true 1RM. I'm going to deload from the bench and give myself 1-2 weeks off benching. Now what I'm craving is a Squat PR!

With motivation like this it's only a matter of time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOXJM8tJZb0
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 22, 2017, 09:46:20 am
So I got a Bench PR that I'm stoked about but it was a true 1RM. I'm going to deload from the bench and give myself 1-2 weeks off benching. Now what I'm craving is a Squat PR!

Interesting move on the bench deload .. I like it. Though, I personally would probably include some light assistance style work, such as some lighter DB bench - 3x10 type of stuff.

Quote
With motivation like this it's only a matter of time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOXJM8tJZb0

you post lots of American style football related beast/motivation videos lately, which obviously makes sense, these dudes are monsters. But wondering, is it just not the same kind of atmosphere in the rugby style football team environment? like at the pro/semi-pro/developmental level?

The most intense "weight rooms" i've been in are HIGH SCHOOL American football training sessions.. College too, never been to any pro ones. But even at the h.s. level these kids are so dedicated, so much team work in the weight room to push each other, reminds me off that video.

Squat PR comin` :ibsquatting: :ibsquatting: :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 22, 2017, 05:06:03 pm
So I got a Bench PR that I'm stoked about but it was a true 1RM. I'm going to deload from the bench and give myself 1-2 weeks off benching. Now what I'm craving is a Squat PR!

Interesting move on the bench deload .. I like it. Though, I personally would probably include some light assistance style work, such as some lighter DB bench - 3x10 type of stuff.

Quote
With motivation like this it's only a matter of time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOXJM8tJZb0

you post lots of American style football related beast/motivation videos lately, which obviously makes sense, these dudes are monsters. But wondering, is it just not the same kind of atmosphere in the rugby style football team environment? like at the pro/semi-pro/developmental level?

The most intense "weight rooms" i've been in are HIGH SCHOOL American football training sessions.. College too, never been to any pro ones. But even at the h.s. level these kids are so dedicated, so much team work in the weight room to push each other, reminds me off that video.

Squat PR comin` :ibsquatting: :ibsquatting: :ibsquatting:

I'll consider doing some DB Bench. What I've noticed from past experience with the bench is that it's just as much about the CNS as it is about the muscles. Frequent heavy benching = higher bench. My plan now is to get some 2RM and 3RM on the bench before I go for another 1RM. If I can get 117.5x3 I'm confident I'll be able to bench 130.

I've never played rugby league at a professional level but from an amateur/development level the weight room is non-existent. Weights are seen as something you do in your own time. It's a completely different atmosphere compared to the USA, which is why these college football gym workout videos are amazing to me. Plus rugby is an endurance sport so that also plays a part. On the rare occasion that I have been to a weights room in a team environment the emphasis was on circuit training  :(
At the professional level and increasingly at the semi-professional level most clubs now have their own gyms and strength coaches. The weights culture is getting better but it's something that's really individualized.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/muscle-men-nrls-strongest-players-in-the-gym-revealed-for-season-2017/news-story/d2d2b91ec3a5bd64cd948037c9ec877b

The strongest players at most clubs will have lifts of around 550lb deadlift (one player in the article deadlifts 682lbs but he's an exception rather than the norm), 500lb squat, and 405lb bench. The 'average' NRL player probably benches around 300lbs and squats 400lbs, which is obviously weak when you compare it to the average strength of a D1 Football player in the USA.

Edit- There are only a couple of high schools in Australia that focus on lifting and gym for rugby league and they are both specialist sports high schools and in different states. Those schools are Westfields High School in NSW and Keebra Park State School in QLD. I actually posted a video of Keebra Park High School players lifting in the gym a couple of months back because I was pleased that they had incorporated a strength coach and lifting. A couple of the Polyesian boys were benching 4 plates in the video. You're never going to see NRL players squatting 800lbs or benching 600lbs due to the fact it's an endurance sport and it's not like American Football where you have offensive and defensive teams that switch in rugby league unless you're on the bench your playing the full 80 minutes. The average distance covered by a NRL player in a game is around 11kms, that's of course thrown in with getting up and down over 50 times for some players in a match.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 23, 2017, 06:03:27 am
Touch Rugby-
Great cardio. My team won 10-5. I didn't score any tries tonight. Our team had 9 players today, which was good as it meant we all got more game today (only 6 players on the field at one time and my team has 12 players).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 24, 2017, 07:19:03 am
Bodyweight- 82.8

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x4x4 easy. I took a slightly longer rest period than usual though between sets, which I suspect is probably why the weight felt light. Still it's an encouraging sign. Rest period between sets was 2 minutes. Usually I rest 90 seconds.
97.5x7

Chin Ups (10kg attached)
11x2
bwx8

BB Curls-
27.5x8
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 27, 2017, 05:14:19 am
I had the weekend off (I had planned to lift on Sunday but didn't end up making the time for it) but it actually turned out to be a great move as I felt fresh as fuck today and hit a 3RM squat PR  :headbang:

Bodyweight- 82.4

Squat-
60x5
100x5 as soon as I did this set I just felt so fast and knew today was going to be a good day
120x3 EASY
The pre-workout plan was to hit 132.5x3 but I just thought fuck it everything feels light and is moving fast and it's only 2.5kg more so I'll just fkn go for it.
135x3 =3RM  :personal-record:
127.5x3x2
100x7

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x3 EASY!
105x4
95x7

Chin Ups (18kg attached)
5x3

Back Machine-
20x12
40x12
60x12
70x6
75x6

YEAH BOI!!!  :ibjumping:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 27, 2017, 02:25:43 pm
I had the weekend off (I had planned to lift on Sunday but didn't end up making the time for it) but it actually turned out to be a great move as I felt fresh as fuck today and hit a 3RM squat PR  :headbang:

ah nice!!

Quote
Bodyweight- 82.4

Squat-
60x5
100x5 as soon as I did this set I just felt so fast and knew today was going to be a good day
120x3 EASY
The pre-workout plan was to hit 132.5x3 but I just thought fuck it everything feels light and is moving fast and it's only 2.5kg more so I'll just fkn go for it.
135x3 =3RM  :personal-record:
127.5x3x2
100x7

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x3 EASY!
105x4
95x7

Chin Ups (18kg attached)
5x3

Back Machine-
20x12
40x12
60x12
70x6
75x6

YEAH BOI!!!  :ibjumping:

that's the spirit  :highfive: haha.  :ibsquatting:

good stuff!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 28, 2017, 05:56:27 am
Thanks brother.

Mind over matter  :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 28, 2017, 06:21:33 am
Track-

Max Effort (ME) Sprints

40mx4 with 5 minutes recovery
60mx1

Squat-

60x5
100x5
122.5x4x4
102.5x7

Rows-
20x20
40x20
60x20
80x20

Chin Ups-
12
11
7

Wrecked
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 28, 2017, 07:17:54 pm
Rest day.

I'll workout tomorrow before my touch rugby game.

I had a horrible night last night. Domestic arguments and it ended up with glass bottles and chairs being thrown everywhere. I didn't want to hit my partner but I lost my temper and ended up throwing a wooden chair into the ceiling, which cracked through the ceiling and has left a hole in the ceiling of my beautiful house. Lord please give me strength!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on November 28, 2017, 09:08:37 pm
I had a horrible night last night. Domestic arguments and it ended up with glass bottles and chairs being thrown everywhere. I didn't want to hit my partner but I lost my temper and ended up throwing a wooden chair into the ceiling, which cracked through the ceiling and has left a hole in the ceiling of my beautiful house. Lord please give me strength!!!

Not great to hear mate but keep moving forward. Do better next time and keep improving.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 29, 2017, 12:35:56 am
https://www.goodtherapy.com.au/

therapy is good. if i lived in a place with good therapists (or any therapists), i would be in therapy.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 29, 2017, 04:03:48 am
https://www.goodtherapy.com.au/

therapy is good. if i lived in a place with good therapists (or any therapists), i would be in therapy.

She was the one throwing bottles and chairs at me!!!

The chair I threw into the ceiling was in retaliation.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on November 29, 2017, 08:09:59 am
https://www.goodtherapy.com.au/

therapy is good. if i lived in a place with good therapists (or any therapists), i would be in therapy.

She was the one throwing bottles and chairs at me!!!

The chair I threw into the ceiling was in retaliation.

therapy is for everyone. that wasn't meant only for you. my best friend and his then-gf were having issues a few years ago - not violent ones like you're talking about but still seriously challenging their relationship - and they decided to go to therapy together. it saved their relationship and now they're happily married and still, less frequently, going to therapy just to check in.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 30, 2017, 05:27:59 am
https://www.goodtherapy.com.au/

therapy is good. if i lived in a place with good therapists (or any therapists), i would be in therapy.

She was the one throwing bottles and chairs at me!!!

The chair I threw into the ceiling was in retaliation.

therapy is for everyone. that wasn't meant only for you. my best friend and his then-gf were having issues a few years ago - not violent ones like you're talking about but still seriously challenging their relationship - and they decided to go to therapy together. it saved their relationship and now they're happily married and still, less frequently, going to therapy just to check in.

Thanks man. Sorry for getting defensive. We had a long discussion today and have agreed to a 'fresh start'. As for the ceiling a friend of a friend is coming over on Saturday morning to fix it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 30, 2017, 05:31:53 am
Bodyweight- 81.3
I haven't been eating much over the past couple of days due to lack of motivation and aforementioned incident above, which has made the environment toxic for the past couple of days, which is pretty much resolved now.

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
112.5x2 
107.5x3
97.5x7

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x12
20x12
24x7
28x7
32x7

I'll try and eat more tomorrow and do squats and rows tomorrow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 01, 2017, 11:13:38 pm
Bodyweight- 83.1

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
137.5x3 =3RM  :personal-record:
130x3x2
105x7

Rows-
20x8
40x8
60x8
80x8
100x6
110x6
120x6

Chin Ups (with 20kg weight attached)
5x3

bwx10x3

Good session.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 03, 2017, 06:08:07 am
Track-

ME Sprints-
40mx2
100mx1

Gym-

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
112.5x3 = 3RM  :personal-record:
107.5x4
100x7   

Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x4x4
105x7

Weighted Chin Ups (10kg attached)
11x3

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 05, 2017, 06:14:35 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x2
110x3
100x7

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
140x3  :personal-record:
132.5x3x2
107.5x7

Chin Ups (15kg attached)
8x3
bwx12

The  :personal-record: train is still steaming along!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 05, 2017, 09:55:06 am
FWIW I mentioned the PR train in the other thread, b4 seeing you mention it.. lmao!

yup, this is great stuff.

how did those sprints feel a few days ago? you feeling any differences lately, in part due to your PR's?

also, sprints before bench is pretty solid.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: vag on December 06, 2017, 05:40:27 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sJqTDaOrTg
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 06, 2017, 05:51:57 am
FWIW I mentioned the PR train in the other thread, b4 seeing you mention it.. lmao!

yup, this is great stuff.

how did those sprints feel a few days ago? you feeling any differences lately, in part due to your PR's?

also, sprints before bench is pretty solid.

Over the 40m I'm feeling more powerful so I might have improved my 40m a bit but I haven't been timing any of my ME sprints. The 100m is a different story for two main reasons.

Firstly I haven't been doing any speed work or speed endurance so I'm physically just not trained to be in the state to run a fast 100m. Secondly and arguably just as, if not more importantly, I'm carrying too much body fat. My weight is only around 83kg but my body fat is probably about 15% mainly due to poor diet. Furthermore, for me personally I run faster when I'm leaner but also when I'm lighter. I've always said for me to run at my peak I need to be weighing around 75kg (165lbs) at <10% bodyfat.

It's kind of like running backs v wide receivers. Generally there isn't a hell of a lot of difference between the 40 times of running backs compared to wide receivers. Sometimes there are running backs that will even run faster 40's than the wide receivers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40-yard_dash

"According to a five-year NFL combine report, wide receivers and cornerbacks had the fastest average times at 4.55, followed by running backs at 4.59. The following average times were measured between 2008 and 2012 at the NFL combine".

Position           Time
Wide receiver   4.55
Cornerback   4.55
Running back   4.59
Safety           4.62
Outside LB           4.74
Tight end           4.77
Fullback           4.80
Inside LB           4.80

As you can see there is virtually very little difference between the 40 yard speeds of wide receivers and running backs. Take it out to a 100m though and besides the freaky running backs (Chris Johnson 10.38 but he is on the small side for a running back at only 200lbs) the difference is light and day and the wide receivers smoke the running backs over that distance. To put it in comparison there have been lots of wide receivers & corner backs that have ran low 10.0s to combat Chris Johnson example e.g. Jacoby Ford.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 06, 2017, 10:55:40 am
FWIW I mentioned the PR train in the other thread, b4 seeing you mention it.. lmao!

yup, this is great stuff.

how did those sprints feel a few days ago? you feeling any differences lately, in part due to your PR's?

also, sprints before bench is pretty solid.

Over the 40m I'm feeling more powerful so I might have improved my 40m a bit but I haven't been timing any of my ME sprints. The 100m is a different story for two main reasons.

Firstly I haven't been doing any speed work or speed endurance so I'm physically just not trained to be in the state to run a fast 100m. Secondly and arguably just as, if not more importantly, I'm carrying too much body fat. My weight is only around 83kg but my body fat is probably about 15% mainly due to poor diet. Furthermore, for me personally I run faster when I'm leaner but also when I'm lighter. I've always said for me to run at my peak I need to be weighing around 75kg (165lbs) at <10% bodyfat.

It's kind of like running backs v wide receivers. Generally there isn't a hell of a lot of difference between the 40 times of running backs compared to wide receivers. Sometimes there are running backs that will even run faster 40's than the wide receivers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40-yard_dash

"According to a five-year NFL combine report, wide receivers and cornerbacks had the fastest average times at 4.55, followed by running backs at 4.59. The following average times were measured between 2008 and 2012 at the NFL combine".

Position           Time
Wide receiver   4.55
Cornerback   4.55
Running back   4.59
Safety           4.62
Outside LB           4.74
Tight end           4.77
Fullback           4.80
Inside LB           4.80

As you can see there is virtually very little difference between the 40 yard speeds of wide receivers and running backs. Take it out to a 100m though and besides the freaky running backs (Chris Johnson 10.38 but he is on the small side for a running back at only 200lbs) the difference is light and day and the wide receivers smoke the running backs over that distance. To put it in comparison there have been lots of wide receivers & corner backs that have ran low 10.0s to combat Chris Johnson example e.g. Jacoby Ford.

nice thanks for the reply! Sounds good, just don't rush the body comp stuff that's for sure.. take the slow approach (nothing drastic) and allow everything to adjust over a longer period of time. Sound like that's what you're doing though. It looks like everything is coming together, your focus is incredible right now.

Yup, RB's would probably be more competitive on average through 60m in track. Not having the length hurts for them because they don't specialize in 100m usually, so they don't have those more natural advantages passed 60-70m. If they specialized though, i'd imagine they could be just as competitive with the WR's who have more length. Traditionally, successful 100m sprinters are built more like corner backs IMHO, not taller like WR's, so if running backs lost some mass and specialized more in 100m, I think they'd be more of a traditional 100m build. All of that is changing with Bolt though, I imagine we'll see tons of tall 100m sprinters in the future. I mean, most coaches would have probably laughed Bolt off the track if he talked about wanting to be a gold medalist 100m sprinter - he's just too tall and massive, no way he can recover from the first 60m. He proved everyone wrong though.. and now we'll see taller kids believing they can be the next "Bolt" in 100m. I'm expecting taller 100m guys in the 2028, 2032+ olympics etc.

Also, those numbers you listed are just the averages of course.. The outliers are absolutely mind blowing, ie when we see Linebackers running 4.4x-4.5x, offensive linemen running 4.7x etc.. Just insane. NFL athleticism is still the most impressive to me, out of all sports.

peace!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: FP on December 06, 2017, 05:50:04 pm
How important do you guys think upper body strength is for top end speed?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2017, 07:13:55 am
Touch Rugby-
My team won 7-5 against the top placed team that we played in our first game of the season where the game got called off.

Gym-

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
140x1
150x1  :personal-record: Fkn easy!!! I should have gone heavier but that's okay coz it just means better for next time.
130x4
110x7

Chin Ups
(20kg attached) x6
(15kg attached) x9
bwx10x3

Edit- I really want to start doing deadlifts again but I'm not coz I'm scared they'll fuck up my bench & squat progress. I'm fairly sure I could slowly (months) work up to a deadlift PR.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on December 07, 2017, 07:51:49 am
How important do you guys think upper body strength is for top end speed?

i'd say the answer is "quite." look at the sprinter physique thread. charlie francis bragged that ben johnson's spinal erectors were the "size of a grown man's forearm." or take seifullaah's signature quote "...speed comes from the arm."
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2017, 07:55:22 am
FWIW I mentioned the PR train in the other thread, b4 seeing you mention it.. lmao!

yup, this is great stuff.

how did those sprints feel a few days ago? you feeling any differences lately, in part due to your PR's?

also, sprints before bench is pretty solid.

Over the 40m I'm feeling more powerful so I might have improved my 40m a bit but I haven't been timing any of my ME sprints. The 100m is a different story for two main reasons.

Firstly I haven't been doing any speed work or speed endurance so I'm physically just not trained to be in the state to run a fast 100m. Secondly and arguably just as, if not more importantly, I'm carrying too much body fat. My weight is only around 83kg but my body fat is probably about 15% mainly due to poor diet. Furthermore, for me personally I run faster when I'm leaner but also when I'm lighter. I've always said for me to run at my peak I need to be weighing around 75kg (165lbs) at <10% bodyfat.

It's kind of like running backs v wide receivers. Generally there isn't a hell of a lot of difference between the 40 times of running backs compared to wide receivers. Sometimes there are running backs that will even run faster 40's than the wide receivers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40-yard_dash

"According to a five-year NFL combine report, wide receivers and cornerbacks had the fastest average times at 4.55, followed by running backs at 4.59. The following average times were measured between 2008 and 2012 at the NFL combine".

Position           Time
Wide receiver   4.55
Cornerback   4.55
Running back   4.59
Safety           4.62
Outside LB           4.74
Tight end           4.77
Fullback           4.80
Inside LB           4.80

As you can see there is virtually very little difference between the 40 yard speeds of wide receivers and running backs. Take it out to a 100m though and besides the freaky running backs (Chris Johnson 10.38 but he is on the small side for a running back at only 200lbs) the difference is light and day and the wide receivers smoke the running backs over that distance. To put it in comparison there have been lots of wide receivers & corner backs that have ran low 10.0s to combat Chris Johnson example e.g. Jacoby Ford.

nice thanks for the reply! Sounds good, just don't rush the body comp stuff that's for sure.. take the slow approach (nothing drastic) and allow everything to adjust over a longer period of time. Sound like that's what you're doing though. It looks like everything is coming together, your focus is incredible right now.

Yup, RB's would probably be more competitive on average through 60m in track. Not having the length hurts for them because they don't specialize in 100m usually, so they don't have those more natural advantages passed 60-70m. If they specialized though, i'd imagine they could be just as competitive with the WR's who have more length. Traditionally, successful 100m sprinters are built more like corner backs IMHO, not taller like WR's, so if running backs lost some mass and specialized more in 100m, I think they'd be more of a traditional 100m build. All of that is changing with Bolt though, I imagine we'll see tons of tall 100m sprinters in the future. I mean, most coaches would have probably laughed Bolt off the track if he talked about wanting to be a gold medalist 100m sprinter - he's just too tall and massive, no way he can recover from the first 60m. He proved everyone wrong though.. and now we'll see taller kids believing they can be the next "Bolt" in 100m. I'm expecting taller 100m guys in the 2028, 2032+ olympics etc.

Also, those numbers you listed are just the averages of course.. The outliers are absolutely mind blowing, ie when we see Linebackers running 4.4x-4.5x, offensive linemen running 4.7x etc.. Just insane. NFL athleticism is still the most impressive to me, out of all sports.

peace!

Yeah I'm not too concerned about doing anything drastic diet wise. I'm just enjoying the strength gains atm. Once the rugby league season gets closer to starting that's when I'll be more keen to cut back on the calories and focus on lowering bodyfat as historically I have never been able to gain strength during the actual season (just making it to the gym during the season is a struggle).

Good point you make about the corner backs. Honestly I don't watch American Football I just watch highlight tapes and strength videos of them on youtube and like you said they are incredible athletes!!! Hands down the most athletic on the planet, particularly in the speed positions.

As for taller sprinters I'm not convinced yet. It remains to be seen whether Bolt is an outlier or whether he is the prototype of future 100/200m sprinters. Currently he's still an outlier as most of the best sprinters tend to be around 5'10-6'2 over the 100/200.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2017, 07:58:57 am
How important do you guys think upper body strength is for top end speed?

i'd say the answer is "quite." look at the sprinter physique thread. charlie francis bragged that ben johnson's spinal erectors were the "size of a grown man's forearm." or take seifullaah's signature quote "...speed comes from the arm."

Agreed.

http://main.poliquingroup.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/845/Five_Things_You_Probably_Didn%E2%80%99t_Know_About_Sprinting.aspx
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 09, 2017, 01:02:21 am
Bodyweight- 82.9

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x2
117.5x2 =2RM  :personal-record:
110x3
102.5x3
85x12

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x12
20x12
24x8
28x8
32x8

Rows-
20x10
40x10
60x10
80x10
102.5x5
112.5x5
122.5x5

Chin Ups-
25kg attached x3
bwx15
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 10, 2017, 02:06:39 am
Bodyweight- 82.9

Track-
ME Sprints
40mx3
100mx2

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
140x1
127.5x4x4
110x7

Weighted Chin Ups (25kg)
4x3
bwx12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 12, 2017, 05:38:24 am
Bodyweight- 82.5

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x1
125x1  :personal-record:
110x4
90x11

Weighted Chin Ups-
30kgx3
20kgx7
15kgx8
bwx12

Initially I was planning to go for a 3RM in the bench (115kg) but I thought about it and realised that benching 125kg (I'm better at maxing out than repping) would actually be easier than doing 115x3 so I went for the 125 and I got it easily. It actually felt easier than my 122.5kg PR that I did a couple of weeks ago  :o
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 12, 2017, 09:57:01 am
Bodyweight- 82.5

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x1
125x1  :personal-record:
110x4
90x11

Weighted Chin Ups-
30kgx3
20kgx7
15kgx8
bwx12

Initially I was planning to go for a 3RM in the bench (115kg) but I thought about it and realised that benching 125kg (I'm better at maxing out than repping) would actually be easier than doing 115x3 so I went for the 125 and I got it easily. It actually felt easier than my 122.5kg PR that I did a couple of weeks ago  :o

ah nice move & interesting that it felt easier than that previous PR.. beastmode.

those weighted chins are solid too.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 14, 2017, 06:57:58 am
Thanks adarq.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3
142.5x3  :personal-record:
135x3x2
112.5x7

Rows-
20x20
40x20
62.5x20
82.5x20

Touch Rugby-
Won easily. Apart from the first game we are undefeated and winning games convincingly.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on December 14, 2017, 02:52:32 pm
Thanks adarq.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3
142.5x3  :personal-record:
135x3x2
112.5x7

Rows-
20x20
40x20
62.5x20
82.5x20

Touch Rugby-
Won easily. Apart from the first game we are undefeated and winning games convincingly.

Man you are killing it lately.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 14, 2017, 04:06:30 pm
Thanks adarq.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3
142.5x3  :personal-record:
135x3x2
112.5x7

Rows-
20x20
40x20
62.5x20
82.5x20

Touch Rugby-
Won easily. Apart from the first game we are undefeated and winning games convincingly.

Man you are killing it lately.

x2.

other people's PR's help fuel other people's PR's, internet gym atmosphere of adarq.org is extra solid right now.

beastmode.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on December 14, 2017, 06:00:07 pm
Thanks adarq.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3
142.5x3  :personal-record:
135x3x2
112.5x7

Rows-
20x20
40x20
62.5x20
82.5x20

Touch Rugby-
Won easily. Apart from the first game we are undefeated and winning games convincingly.

Man you are killing it lately.

x2.

other people's PR's help fuel other people's PR's, internet gym atmosphere of adarq.org is extra solid right now.

beastmode.

Couldn't be more true. I'm sure there's some kind of PR multiplier going on here.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 15, 2017, 08:12:32 pm
Thanks adarq.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3
142.5x3  :personal-record:
135x3x2
112.5x7

Rows-
20x20
40x20
62.5x20
82.5x20

Touch Rugby-
Won easily. Apart from the first game we are undefeated and winning games convincingly.

Man you are killing it lately.

x2.

other people's PR's help fuel other people's PR's, internet gym atmosphere of adarq.org is extra solid right now.

beastmode.

Couldn't be more true. I'm sure there's some kind of PR multiplier going on here.

Success breeds success. Personally I'm trying to get a stronger squat than entropy  :ninja:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 15, 2017, 10:49:09 pm
Thanks adarq.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3
142.5x3  :personal-record:
135x3x2
112.5x7

Rows-
20x20
40x20
62.5x20
82.5x20

Touch Rugby-
Won easily. Apart from the first game we are undefeated and winning games convincingly.

Man you are killing it lately.

x2.

other people's PR's help fuel other people's PR's, internet gym atmosphere of adarq.org is extra solid right now.

beastmode.

Couldn't be more true. I'm sure there's some kind of PR multiplier going on here.

Success breeds success. Personally I'm trying to get a stronger squat than entropy  :ninja:

LMAO!! nice. no one show this to entropy, he struggles with AELS. :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: He's gotten so much better with it though. He's been beasting out for quite a while now.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 16, 2017, 06:02:19 am
What's AELS???
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 16, 2017, 06:10:16 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x3 = 3RM :personal-record:
102.5x5x2
90x11 struggled on the last couple of reps  :(

Box Squat-
Haven't done these for a while. Not the best form but just trying to go heavy.

60x5
100x5
120x3
140x1
155x1  :personal-record:
115x7

Chin Ups-
bwx11
bw + 15kgx7
bw + 20kgx5
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 16, 2017, 10:21:25 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
115x3 = 3RM :personal-record:
102.5x5x2
90x11 struggled on the last couple of reps  :(

Box Squat-
Haven't done these for a while. Not the best form but just trying to go heavy.

60x5
100x5
120x3
140x1
155x1  :personal-record:
115x7

Chin Ups-
bwx11
bw + 15kgx7
bw + 20kgx5

commented in the other post, will link it instead of repasting ! hah.

http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/the-pr'spb's-videos-pictures-and-daily-achievements-thread/msg137958/#msg137958

as for those last few reps on bench: pretty good set considering all of the prior work.

good job again!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 20, 2017, 02:22:14 am
Thanks bro!

Bench-
aarx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x2
120x2  :personal-record:
110x3
100x8  :personal-record:

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
28x5
36x5
30x10

Chin Ups-
30kgx3
15kgx8
10kgx8
dead hang- 35 seconds

I'm off to Brisbane for 8 days so won't be posting for a while. Merry Christmas to everyone!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 20, 2017, 12:50:04 pm
Thanks bro!

Bench-
aarx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x2
120x2  :personal-record:
110x3
100x8  :personal-record:

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
28x5
36x5
30x10

Chin Ups-
30kgx3
15kgx8
10kgx8
dead hang- 35 seconds

I'm off to Brisbane for 8 days so won't be posting for a while. Merry Christmas to everyone!

aah!! enjoy it over there man. Imagine you're going there to see family & such?

Some nice PR's before you head out, solid. :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 20, 2017, 09:12:20 pm
Thanks bro!

Bench-
aarx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x2
120x2  :personal-record:
110x3
100x8  :personal-record:

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
28x5
36x5
30x10

Chin Ups-
30kgx3
15kgx8
10kgx8
dead hang- 35 seconds

I'm off to Brisbane for 8 days so won't be posting for a while. Merry Christmas to everyone!

aah!! enjoy it over there man. Imagine you're going there to see family & such?

Some nice PR's before you head out, solid. :highfive:

Yep just staying up in Brisbane with some family who live up there. We're hiring a car for a week and going to spend a couple of days going to the theme parks in the Gold Coast (about 1 hour drive from where we are staying in Brisbane). I'm tempted to find a gym up in Brisbane and just get a day pass but I guess it just depends on whether I have enough time to do it. My plane leaves in 4 hours  ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 20, 2017, 10:12:45 pm
Thanks bro!

Bench-
aarx12
60x12
80x6
100x3
110x2
120x2  :personal-record:
110x3
100x8  :personal-record:

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
28x5
36x5
30x10

Chin Ups-
30kgx3
15kgx8
10kgx8
dead hang- 35 seconds

I'm off to Brisbane for 8 days so won't be posting for a while. Merry Christmas to everyone!

aah!! enjoy it over there man. Imagine you're going there to see family & such?

Some nice PR's before you head out, solid. :highfive:

Yep just staying up in Brisbane with some family who live up there. We're hiring a car for a week and going to spend a couple of days going to the theme parks in the Gold Coast (about 1 hour drive from where we are staying in Brisbane). I'm tempted to find a gym up in Brisbane and just get a day pass but I guess it just depends on whether I have enough time to do it. My plane leaves in 4 hours  ;D

cool man! have fun. if you find some time to hit the gym, go for it, but just roll with it :highfive:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 30, 2017, 02:40:44 am
I didn't end up making it to the gym in my holiday. Back from Brisbane and ready to start training again and giving my liver a well deserved rest. It was a good holiday. I went up to Brisbane staying at my partners sisters house and also hired a hotel for a couple days in the Gold Coast. My partner has a few siblings up in Brisbane so it was good for her to catch up with them. Glad to be back home though as the weather up in Brisbane is tropical so its very humid and there was no air conditioning so I felt sticky a lot of the time as it was between 30-35 degrees Celsius everyday.

Gym-

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
110x3
117.5x3 =3RM  :personal-record:
105x5

Rows-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x12

Chin Ups-
12

Pullups-
Dead hang for 45 seconds
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 30, 2017, 11:17:45 am
I didn't end up making it to the gym in my holiday. Back from Brisbane and ready to start training again and giving my liver a well deserved rest. It was a good holiday. I went up to Brisbane staying at my partners sisters house and also hired a hotel for a couple days in the Gold Coast. My partner has a few siblings up in Brisbane so it was good for her to catch up with them. Glad to be back home though as the weather up in Brisbane is tropical so its very humid and there was no air conditioning so I felt sticky a lot of the time as it was between 30-35 degrees Celsius everyday.

Gym-

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
110x3
117.5x3 =3RM  :personal-record:
105x5

Rows-
20x12
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x12

Chin Ups-
12

Pullups-
Dead hang for 45 seconds

ah this answers my question in the other thread.. right back at it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 07, 2018, 03:51:52 am
I was back at it haha but then my family wanted me to spend more time with them over the holidays so I have slacked off with the gym. I'm planning to get back on track and get consistent again now that work is going back into the swing of things.

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
140x1
130x4x2 After the 1st set of 130 I was getting IOMS (Instant Onset Muscle Soreness) 
110x8

Chin Ups-
10x4

Edit- I really miss Brisbane. The weather was hot and humid but it's literally double the size of the city I live in and there are better job and rugby league opportunities. If I didn't have a family and financial commitments (mortgage) and also had some money (at least 10k) I would love to relocate up to Brisbane and just see how far I could go with rugby league and find up a job up there as well. I am happy with my life atm I became a manager a month ago, have a great family and food on the table etc. but I just feel like I'll always regret not trying to pursue rugby league at a higher level.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 09, 2018, 06:17:26 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
120x1 easy.
110x3x2
70x15

Rows-
20x20
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x10
120x5x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 13, 2018, 01:27:26 am
I'm still trying to get back into a routine...

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
112.5x1
122.5x1 easy
102.5x5x2

Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x5
145x1
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 18, 2018, 07:16:49 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
115x1
122.5x1
112.5x3x2

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
26x12
30x10

Chin Ups-
bwx11x4
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 18, 2018, 08:22:24 pm
I'm still trying to get back into a routine...

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
112.5x1
122.5x1 easy
102.5x5x2

Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x5
145x1

ya i've been wondering where the PR train went.. :trollface: don't rush it, ease back in like you're doing! PR fest to continue in February.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 19, 2018, 04:16:53 am
I'm still trying to get back into a routine...

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
112.5x1
122.5x1 easy
102.5x5x2

Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x5
145x1

ya i've been wondering where the PR train went.. :trollface: don't rush it, ease back in like you're doing! PR fest to continue in February.

Yeah just got to get consistent. Since coming back from holidays I've been working 11 hour days. Now that I'm in a managerial position work has become very busy (I've got 20 staff that report to me).

Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
135x3
125x5
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 22, 2018, 04:23:32 am
Chin Ups-
bwx12
bwx11x3

Rows-
20x20
40x20
60x15
80x15
100x10
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 23, 2018, 05:22:02 am
Track-
1st track session of the year.

ME Sprints

3x50m
1x100m handtimed of 11.7 (11.66 was the actual handheld time albeit with a strong tailwind).

Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x3
145x1
132.5x4
122.5x6

Chin Ups-
20kgx5
bwx12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 25, 2018, 07:06:38 am
Bodyweight- 83.8

Touch Rugby-
Close game but we lost. Only our 2nd loss of the season, which begun several months ago. We'll redeem ourselves next time.

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
115x1
125x1
105x5x2
80x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 28, 2018, 04:28:51 am
Bw- 84.1

Track-
ME Sprints
50mx3
100mx1

Squat-
60x5
100x5
125x3
140x1
150x1
140x1
120x5x2

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
100x6
110x6
120x6

Chin Ups-
bw+20kg (6x3)
bwx13

The last 3 days have been scorching hot. I've just stayed inside binge watching Last Chance U. I wish Season 3 was out already haha.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 29, 2018, 04:56:14 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x6
100x4
120x1
127.5x1  :personal-record:
115x3
102.5x7

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
20x12
26x10
32x8

Chin Ups-
bw+15kg
6x3
Pull Ups-
bwx7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Joe on January 29, 2018, 06:03:09 am
Shit man, that's huge!  :ibsquatting: :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 30, 2018, 05:39:41 am
Shit man, that's huge!  :ibsquatting: :ibsquatting:

Thanks bro
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 30, 2018, 05:59:48 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x3
140x2
130x3
120x3

Rugby-
So my rugby league club that I played for last season is indefinitely suspended and it's still unknown whether us players are suspended for the season as well/banned for playing for other clubs. As a result some of the managers/sponsors of the Bulldogs have been speaking with the Rugby Union affiliation and seeing if we can enter a team. They said no but said players could play for other clubs. Anyway one of the sponsors of my old rugby union team reached out to me on facebook and asked if I wanted to play for south again and said I could play for them and they would waive my fees etc. I hate rugby union but I thought it's better than doing nothing especially since some of my Bulldogs team mates are/were going to play.

This was the message one of the sponsors sent me:

"Hey Michael I would like you to join us down at Southern Suburbs Rugby Union Club this year. Training will start on Tuesday the 30/01/2018 with a possible trial match in 4 weeks, opposition TBC. Also as you know the rugby association holds a pre season barter card cup, which will be held at the back end of March!!

A key component to getting you out here again has been @... and a couple of us from our company!
.... would like to pay for your fees this season and any associated costs (gear, petrol, accommodation etc.) in the hope that we can all band together again and shock some crowds this year!!

Hope to see you out there bro".

Anyway I had my first pre-season training and it just bought flashbacks to why I fkn hate this sport. Some fkn idiot stood on my hand with spriggs and now my right hand is fucked and all swollen. Apart from that the skill level of the players is a joke. I play wing. It's similar to playing as a wide receiver in American Football as you are very reliant (especially in Union) of the players passing the ball. These players can't fkn pass. I'm standing 3-5m away from them at depth instead of just throwing it to run onto they throw it behind you or throw it to you with way too much force making it difficult to catch. Other than that a few of the players + coaching staff were still salty on me for walking out last season so they were talking shit to me and giving me a hard time. Making comments like "are you lost this isn't rugby league' and 'we're the Bulls not the Bulldogs' and just saying I'm not as fast as I used to be etc. hating.

The head coach was joking around asking if they needed me to sign a contract to stay and just making remarks when I was doing drills and criticizing my lack of fitness in the 3km time trial (ran it in 13:12 lol). On the other hand most people were happy that I was back but honestly I just don't have passion for the game. Perhaps if I didn't injure my hand I wouldn't be feeling so down and depressed about the whole thing but right now I'm just ready to walk out again. Right now I'm just thinking why am I wasting my time and putting my body on the line for a game that is being played at a fkn JUCO standard anyway. I'm 27 now. Time to move on...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 31, 2018, 04:43:18 am
Bodyweight- 84.5

Wednesday-
Forced rest day due to my right hand/thumb being injured  >:(

Soreness-
Right hand
Right thumb
Left hamstring
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 06, 2018, 05:41:47 am
Bodyweight- 85.0

Track-
ME Sprints
60mx3
100mx1

Gym-
I can't do any upper body because of my thumb/hand. I tried squatting but couldn't do that either as it was too uncomfortable holding the bar on my back. Did 60x5, 100x5,120x3 before deciding to pull the pin on the session. At least I can still run...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 08, 2018, 07:19:18 am
ME Sprints-

1x50m
1x60m
1x110m- 12.7 hand timed (12.68)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 10, 2018, 06:28:50 pm
My thumb is slowly recovering but still not good enough to lift weights :(

I had another 6 day work week this week. Nobody likes work but I just think of the overtime $$$
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 10, 2018, 06:34:54 pm
fawk. I hate contact sports. Everyone on here who still does contact sports ends up getting wrecked at some point. :/ I've had so many injuries from contact sports.

hope you're back to normal soon.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 10, 2018, 09:53:25 pm
fawk. I hate contact sports. Everyone on here who still does contact sports ends up getting wrecked at some point. :/ I've had so many injuries from contact sports.

hope you're back to normal soon.

Yeah I went to the doctor and he said its a soft tissue injury and should take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. It's been almost 2 weeks now. My range of motion is getting better but still have no grip strength. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 18, 2018, 05:08:19 am
I played my first organised basketball game since high school today. It was just a social league game in the open men's comp so the standard was fairly low. The team I played for lost 73-58. I ended up scoring 28 points and got a few assists and several steals. It was a lot of fun. All the players want me to come back and play for them every week now.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 23, 2018, 10:27:41 pm
Work is doing my fkn head in  :raging:

On a happier note my thumb is slowly improving week to week. Did squats today.

Squats-
60x5
100x5
122.5x3x2
102.5x3

Playing basketball in a social game again tomorrow. Hoping to win this time.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 25, 2018, 08:29:48 am
Basketball- Played again today and we lost 61-43  :uhhhfacepalm:
We were playing a 2-3 zone in retrospect we should've just gone half court press and man to man. Hopefully we can manage to win next week.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on February 25, 2018, 06:07:32 pm
Basketball- Played again today and we lost 61-43  :uhhhfacepalm:
We were playing a 2-3 zone in retrospect we should've just gone half court press and man to man. Hopefully we can manage to win next week.

Half court press and man to man defence in social basketball? What kind of heresy is this haha
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 27, 2018, 07:05:46 am
Basketball- Played again today and we lost 61-43  :uhhhfacepalm:
We were playing a 2-3 zone in retrospect we should've just gone half court press and man to man. Hopefully we can manage to win next week.

Half court press and man to man defence in social basketball? What kind of heresy is this haha

Gotta do what you gotta do  :ninja:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 27, 2018, 07:06:13 am
Track-

ME Sprints-
1x60m
2x100m

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 27, 2018, 08:36:35 pm
man 2 man is the only way to play social basketball.... :ninja: :ibjumping:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on February 27, 2018, 09:07:28 pm
man 2 man is the only way to play social basketball.... :ninja: :ibjumping:

Man to man isn't too bad. Full court press is just mean haha
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 28, 2018, 04:25:23 am
man 2 man is the only way to play social basketball.... :ninja: :ibjumping:

Man to man isn't too bad. Full court press is just mean haha

Add in some traps and it's even meaner  ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 28, 2018, 09:25:13 am
man 2 man is the only way to play social basketball.... :ninja: :ibjumping:

Man to man isn't too bad. Full court press is just mean haha

lmao.

man 2 man is the only way to play social basketball.... :ninja: :ibjumping:

Man to man isn't too bad. Full court press is just mean haha

Add in some traps and it's even meaner  ;D

lmao!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 02, 2018, 11:06:21 pm
Squat-
60x5
100x5
120x5
125x3x2
105x3

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 11, 2018, 06:13:59 am
Putting in work!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a9dVcM856w
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on March 11, 2018, 09:14:27 pm
Putting in work!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a9dVcM856w

movin!!!!!!!

looking good.

what kind of shoes are you wearing?

pc!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: FP on March 11, 2018, 11:00:55 pm
hey i remember there was a discussion in adarqs journal about improving top speed: i was saying that the best way to go about it was to do lots of drills: a-skips, b-skip, cycling stuff and mixing those with max effort sprints.

then i think you made a point about doing submax tempo runs to improve top speed. was jw what you meant by that and what you would do if you really wanted to improve your top speed. i already have a good strength base so looking more at track oriented stuff.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 12, 2018, 01:21:07 am
Putting in work!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a9dVcM856w

movin!!!!!!!

looking good.

what kind of shoes are you wearing?

pc!!

Thanks brother weight is 88kg (194lbs) atm.

The shoes are Nike Mercurial football boots.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 12, 2018, 01:26:51 am
hey i remember there was a discussion in adarqs journal about improving top speed: i was saying that the best way to go about it was to do lots of drills: a-skips, b-skip, cycling stuff and mixing those with max effort sprints.

then i think you made a point about doing submax tempo runs to improve top speed. was jw what you meant by that and what you would do if you really wanted to improve your top speed. i already have a good strength base so looking more at track oriented stuff.

Submax tempo runs are really just to focus on technique and to build conditioning. As for improving top speed apart from being lean I think the best way to do it is doing drills like flying 30m sprints. I'm also a huge fan of speed endurance as speed endurance doesn't necessarily lead to greater max speed but it helps with the maintenance of top speed.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 14, 2018, 06:35:21 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
110x3
120x3
127.5x3
107.5x4

Rows (first upper body lift in 6 weeks)
40x12
60x12
70x12
80x12
90x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 16, 2018, 11:29:11 am
Squat-
60x5
100x5
112.5x4x3
102.5x5


Chin Ups-
5x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 20, 2018, 08:15:00 am
Track-
ME Sprints
60mx3
100mx1

Squats-
60x5
100x5
112.5x3
122.5x3
132.5x2
120x4

Chin Ups-
6x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 06, 2018, 02:10:23 am
It's been quiet on the training front. I'm going to sound like a massive hypocrite after my rant about not playing rugby union this season but in the last couple of weeks I've been training. The club paid for my fees, uniform, and are paying for fuel this season so I'm playing again...first game tomorrow LOL!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on April 06, 2018, 05:21:32 pm
It's been quiet on the training front. I'm going to sound like a massive hypocrite after my rant about not playing rugby union this season but in the last couple of weeks I've been training. The club paid for my fees, uniform, and are paying for fuel this season so I'm playing again...first game tomorrow LOL!

LMFAO!!

all good. crush it tomorrow man!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 07, 2018, 07:38:04 pm
It's been quiet on the training front. I'm going to sound like a massive hypocrite after my rant about not playing rugby union this season but in the last couple of weeks I've been training. The club paid for my fees, uniform, and are paying for fuel this season so I'm playing again...first game tomorrow LOL!

LMFAO!!

all good. crush it tomorrow man!!

We won 29-14 but should have won by more. Unfortunately I only played for 20 minutes because I got started on the bench and came in at half time. I had a few good runs and got a try assist but then I rolled my right ankle and it's swollen as fuck today  :uhhhfacepalm: I also hurt my left wrist somehow as well. We've actually got a solid team this year. I'm not sure if it'll be better by next week but just have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 10, 2018, 01:28:54 am
I went to the gym today expecting to do upper body but my left wrist is also fucked. It's a struggle to even open a bottle so I was feeling pain just benching 60kg (my max is 127.5). FUCK ME! I tried to do chin ups and had the same pain. Tried pull ups and same pain. I can't wait until my ankle is better. The Warriors (rugby league club) have offered to sponsor me as well this season so once I finally get over these injuries i'm going to play with them as well. I fkn hate living in Adelaide sport-wise. If if wasn't for my secure, reasonably paid job I'd be moving interstate!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 10, 2018, 01:31:47 am
Back in the Red & Green (Union)...
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793358_2046239075650429_5827949911169040384_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeHBan2QyaWcZ0eGJiyq_3_iuQ6ZK3Xn8xd8-fbqc6AZ4jMy7JhiZ2sC66QRjK5SUsDmHUMaS6reep8IOoyjKb02kcuXsITH0HWGtyOQTdO0Zw&oh=d20345f7c202b83593d4f21ac2b8f433&oe=5B6CB7B0)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 12, 2018, 11:18:36 am
My ankles still no good. I didn't train at all this week and I won't be able to play tomorrow either. 2018 has been a shit year so far.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on April 12, 2018, 02:28:57 pm
My ankles still no good. I didn't train at all this week and I won't be able to play tomorrow either. 2018 has been a shit year so far.

damn :/

was excited after seeing that jersey photo.

what's up with your wrist too? is this a lifting/benching injury?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 13, 2018, 12:34:04 am
My ankles still no good. I didn't train at all this week and I won't be able to play tomorrow either. 2018 has been a shit year so far.

damn :/

was excited after seeing that jersey photo.

what's up with your wrist too? is this a lifting/benching injury?

I injured my wrist in the same game as my ankle. The ankle is worse than the wrist. I'll be watching the trial game from the sidelines tomorrow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 23, 2018, 07:46:47 am
Injured and detrained!

I was playing rugby union but as I said I wasn't enjoying it at all. As a result I've quit and I'm back to playing rugby league. Unfortunately I've had an injury riddled season thanks to union.

Timeline-
January broke my thumb, which put me out of action for 6 weeks
March- Trial game union sprained my ankle but tried to train on throughout the pain
April- Still suffering ankle issue
May- Went back to league juggling union. Last week union training re-injured ankle. Played on the weekend league with painkillers and heavily strapped and made the ankle worse plus fucked my other leg with the old nemesis of the achilles.

I have been selected to play state this year for league but the tournament is in 3-4 weeks so I'm not sure if I'll be able to play  :(

Gym first upper body workout for 5 months

Bench-
barx12
60x8
80x8
85x3 

Depressing....!!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on May 23, 2018, 01:03:04 pm
bummer! good on you for getting back on the horse with benching. but maybe it's time to take a step back from rugby and join adarq.org run skwad.  :trollface:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on May 23, 2018, 02:48:08 pm
bummer! good on you for getting back on the horse with benching. but maybe it's time to take a step back from rugby and join adarq.org run skwad.  :trollface:

he'd be joining the adarq.org sprint skwad.

lol :f

ya I always cringe at all of the contact injury setbacks. I had so many of them when I played basketball :/ Rarely do you see anyone who can stay healthy playing contact sports. Lots of injury ridden runners though too.. but that's mostly just training too hard, too often. Mostly completely under one's control.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 24, 2018, 06:09:56 am
bummer! good on you for getting back on the horse with benching. but maybe it's time to take a step back from rugby and join adarq.org run skwad.  :trollface:

haha nah my weights ballooned up to 200lbs I'll die doing 5km runs!!!

Here's a clip from my last game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NICVgeuEWVg
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 24, 2018, 06:11:35 am
bummer! good on you for getting back on the horse with benching. but maybe it's time to take a step back from rugby and join adarq.org run skwad.  :trollface:

he'd be joining the adarq.org sprint skwad.

lol :f

ya I always cringe at all of the contact injury setbacks. I had so many of them when I played basketball :/ Rarely do you see anyone who can stay healthy playing contact sports. Lots of injury ridden runners though too.. but that's mostly just training too hard, too often. Mostly completely under one's control.

Yep the downfall of collision sports  :(
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: FP on May 24, 2018, 03:50:49 pm
bummer! good on you for getting back on the horse with benching. but maybe it's time to take a step back from rugby and join adarq.org run skwad.  :trollface:

haha nah my weights ballooned up to 200lbs I'll die doing 5km runs!!!

Here's a clip from my last game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NICVgeuEWVg


I lol'd at the guy you just plowed over. Goddamn that must hurt with no pads or anything. Like how do you even stop someone running full speed into you from a standstill
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 27, 2018, 07:48:23 am
Winners are grinners!

https://www.facebook.com/wdrlc/photos/a.497654363746656.1073741826.497650690413690/934506990061389/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 30, 2018, 06:22:28 am
Right ankle is still fucked 10 days later!

Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x5
87.5x3x2

Chin Ups-
8x2
7x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 05, 2018, 08:38:54 am
Still can't run due to ankle pain. It's getting better extremely slowly.

Chin Ups-
bwx9
bwx8x2
bwx7x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 07, 2018, 10:15:05 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x5
90x3x3

Incline DB Bench-
10x12
16x12
20x12
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 12, 2018, 08:11:19 am
Chin Ups-
bwx10
bwx9
bwx8x3

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x6

Exercise Bike-
275 calories
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 13, 2018, 08:15:13 am
ME Sprints-

1x60m (untimed)
2x100m (11.8, 11.5)
1x150m (17.0)
1x200m (23.6 faded hard)

League Training-
First training in weeks due to my ankle, which held up well and is back to feeling good again. Unfortunately I hurt my right thumb again but it's not broken or anything so I'll definitely be able to play this weekend. It's amazing how fast fitness disappears when you don't use it. I felt like my lungs were burning when I was playing touch prior to training but happy that my ankle is good again and felt fast in drills etc.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 15, 2018, 12:46:44 am
ME Sprints-

1x60m (untimed)
2x100m (11.8, 11.5)
1x150m (17.0)
1x200m (23.6 faded hard)

League Training-
First training in weeks due to my ankle, which held up well and is back to feeling good again. Unfortunately I hurt my right thumb again but it's not broken or anything so I'll definitely be able to play this weekend. It's amazing how fast fitness disappears when you don't use it. I felt like my lungs were burning when I was playing touch prior to training but happy that my ankle is good again and felt fast in drills etc.

mirin that 23.6 faded 200m.. :D :wowthatwasnutswtf: :ibrunning:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on June 17, 2018, 01:00:41 pm
damn, sounds like that dude needs therapy in a BAD way.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 17, 2018, 04:33:06 pm
damn, sounds like that dude needs therapy in a BAD way.

Yeah serious anger management issues!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 26, 2018, 08:55:04 am
I played a game of Union on Saturday back at my old club we won 66-15.

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35123941_10157514213759377_99772287854575616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a75f9fa04bbd215279d5be35eb8a5958&oe=5B9FBF73)

Chin Ups-
10x2
8x2
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 04, 2018, 08:27:08 am
I been struggling with motivation this year. I started a new job a couple of weeks ago, which has been stressful. Nothing has really changed much still eating fast food every day and drinking too much. I didn't even bother going to training tonight coz I was a pussy and thought it was too cold...just in a real rut atm.

Chin Ups-
bwx10x3
6kgx7
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 04, 2018, 08:29:43 am
My city haha
https://www.facebook.com/theroyalstampede/videos/2265775090115669/?hc_ref=ARS1II0SDf2Vt8XV5CCaWVwIwYpIS783y_ft0WvparPQYUzTAhQztbpv1sYrkQUyTyU

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on July 06, 2018, 12:01:35 pm
thought it was too cold


all the non-australians say  ::)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on July 06, 2018, 01:38:58 pm
I been struggling with motivation this year. I started a new job a couple of weeks ago, which has been stressful. Nothing has really changed much still eating fast food every day and drinking too much. I didn't even bother going to training tonight coz I was a pussy and thought it was too cold...just in a real rut atm.

Chin Ups-
bwx10x3
6kgx7

tbh, that's why i love running. I can just step right outside and go get a quick run in. doesn't take much motivation, setup, etc. not saying you should run, but getting in a little each day even if it's just 15-30 minutes is a good rut buster.. could just be a quick warmup and some light strides/sprints, or a light jog etc.

you'll get out of the rut eventually.. why not be in better shape when you do? :ninja: :ibrunning: :ibsquatting:

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Southpaw on July 06, 2018, 04:07:22 pm
one thing i like about it is you get a workout in and dont need any equipment or gym

I have a gym membership i should probably either utilize or cancel because i havent been going but a lot of times my social anxiety prevents me from going there to lift weights but instead i can just walk out the door of my house and take off running and not have to interact with anyone.  You also dont need to spend a lot of money on fancy equipment you just need your legs....(even shoes are optional)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 12, 2018, 06:54:30 am
Thanks brothers!!!

I'll get out of this rut soon :headbang: Weights are beneficial but there are other ways to exercise e.g. jogging, sprinting, doing pullups on the monkey bars etc.

Here's a couple of cover tackles from my last 2 games of league.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbnmcXHATnk
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 14, 2018, 05:35:08 am
I got my legs waxed today. I was going to go for the Manzilian but I chickened out LOL!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on July 14, 2018, 05:44:45 am
I got my legs waxed today. I was going to go for the Manzilian but I chickened out LOL!

lol, why?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 16, 2018, 09:19:11 am
I got my legs waxed today. I was going to go for the Manzilian but I chickened out LOL!

lol, why?

I've shaved my legs before but wanted to see if waxing looked better- it does!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 16, 2018, 09:19:33 am
Bench-
barx12
60x12
80x8
85x5x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on July 16, 2018, 04:37:13 pm
I got my legs waxed today. I was going to go for the Manzilian but I chickened out LOL!

lol, why?

jajaja.

manzillian got me lol'n.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on July 16, 2018, 04:44:12 pm
Thanks brothers!!!

I'll get out of this rut soon :headbang: Weights are beneficial but there are other ways to exercise e.g. jogging, sprinting, doing pullups on the monkey bars etc.

Here's a couple of cover tackles from my last 2 games of league.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbnmcXHATnk

last hit is savage.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 21, 2018, 06:23:38 am
Yeah pity it was on the smallest bloke on the field.

Rugby Union-
Played today won 56-0 and scored 3 tries.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 22, 2018, 09:22:51 am
League-
Injured my shoulder  :(

(https://scontent.fadl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37713903_2119217655019237_6287979881103884288_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=abbda8c357ef5837d261a33deb889a0d&oe=5C0F24C6)
(https://scontent.fadl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37620960_2119219005019102_6813296824271503360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6d1cc63ee23e752b253d413967f6c1dc&oe=5C11F294)

Initially I thought I'd broken my collarbone or dislocated my shoulder but the X-rays came back all clear. Just got to wear a sling for the next couple of weeks but I'll be good or Finals!

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on July 22, 2018, 11:17:26 am
damn. looked bad in the first photo.

glad everything seems to be fine though!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on July 22, 2018, 07:35:21 pm
damn. looked bad in the first photo.

glad everything seems to be fine though!

x2. Heal up quick mate.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on July 23, 2018, 12:31:08 am
alright, i'll say it: maybe it's time to join adarq.org run skwad. rugby is too hazardous to your health.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 24, 2018, 10:11:03 am
damn. looked bad in the first photo.

glad everything seems to be fine though!

x2. Heal up quick mate.

Thanks! I'll be back playing in a few weeks :headbang:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on July 24, 2018, 10:15:55 am
alright, i'll say it: maybe it's time to join adarq.org run skwad. rugby is too hazardous to your health.

I still have love for the game. I don't think i'll be playing rugby beyond 30 though. The injuries are the worst part especially when you have to miss work but I've got a stable job- If I was working as a Casual or doing a physical job I wouldn't play.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 21, 2018, 09:28:31 am
So I haven't posted for a couple of months because I haven't been working out at all!

My shoulder is now recovered and I went on to play in the Finals in rugby league. My team ended up finishing 3rd in the comp. So we played in the Elimination Final against the 4th ranked team and won. I played in the Semi Final, which if we had won would have seen us make the Grand Final. Unfortunately on the day we had a few of our better players pull out at the last minute due to injuries or family commitments etc. and ended up losing. I had a solid game but we just didn't have enough possession to be competitive.

Off-Season
I've been watching Last Chance U on Netflix and it got me motivated to try and play American Football. We have a comp down here in South Australia (albeit it 5 teams) and it's probably like sub-high school American Football standard. I went to the training and the coaches want to play me as a wide receiver...only problem is I can't catch the ball because it's soo much smaller and harder then a rugby ball and I don't know any of the plays!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on September 21, 2018, 12:49:19 pm
glad you got healthy. boo to your teammates for pulling out of a chance to play for a championship! injuries are one thing but family commitments are just other things to put on the calendar.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 21, 2018, 07:36:29 pm
glad you got healthy. boo to your teammates for pulling out of a chance to play for a championship! injuries are one thing but family commitments are just other things to put on the calendar.

Yeah it was a pretty bad season. The coach even said "to be honest I'm actually glad this season is over" after our team lost. Most weeks was a struggle just to fill a team, let alone have players on the bench. We had 26 registered players and you only need 13 players to field a team. We had the most talented but we could never get our best players to all come together on the same day. Out of the 26 we lost 5 because they moved interstate for work (army/mining). Out of the 21 remaining there were another 3 that played only a couple of games all year because they just couldn't be fucked playing. So realistically we had about 18 players when everyone is fully fit but a lot of them also played rugby union on Saturday's so they'd either be injured or hungover for our games. It was a fkn shit show all year.

We've got a rugby league trip coming up on the 6th October getting a bus up to play a team in Roxby Downs (7 hour bus trip) and our coach has already recruited players from other teams to play for us. We might not even have a team next year.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 22, 2018, 07:33:57 am
I'm not registered for American Football yet but the team I'm going to play for had a win today in the 2nd game of the season. They are currently 2-0. https://www.facebook.com/sdgc.oilers/

I'm not registered because I haven't paid the fees- it's different to rugby /rugby league where my fees and travel expenses were covered by the club.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 22, 2018, 06:07:34 pm
I'm not registered for American Football yet but the team I'm going to play for had a win today in the 2nd game of the season. They are currently 2-0. https://www.facebook.com/sdgc.oilers/

I'm not registered because I haven't paid the fees- it's different to rugby /rugby league where my fees and travel expenses were covered by the club.

whoa.  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

It's cool seeing you respect the sport too (for so long). So many rugby fans i've seen, hate american football etc, which is annoying to me, both sports are incredible. Most American Football fans don't even know what rugby is I imagine, lmao. I'm sure they'd like it though. Americans love contact sports.

Interested to see what your thoughts would be after playing it in a league like that (if you do).

I imagine you'd be a good offensive weapon (WR maybe?) :D :ibrunning: Also good on defense in something like safety etc. There's alot to learn in the sport though, probably easier to come in on an offensive role. Defense is crazy complex.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 23, 2018, 06:54:07 am
I'm not registered for American Football yet but the team I'm going to play for had a win today in the 2nd game of the season. They are currently 2-0. https://www.facebook.com/sdgc.oilers/

I'm not registered because I haven't paid the fees- it's different to rugby /rugby league where my fees and travel expenses were covered by the club.

whoa.  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

It's cool seeing you respect the sport too (for so long). So many rugby fans i've seen, hate american football etc, which is annoying to me, both sports are incredible. Most American Football fans don't even know what rugby is I imagine, lmao. I'm sure they'd like it though. Americans love contact sports.

Interested to see what your thoughts would be after playing it in a league like that (if you do).

I imagine you'd be a good offensive weapon (WR maybe?) :D :ibrunning: Also good on defense in something like safety etc. There's alot to learn in the sport though, probably easier to come in on an offensive role. Defense is crazy complex.

Yeah I've been to two training sessions so far. On Monday the session is focused on defence and on Wednesday the session is focused on offence. Apparently there are 29 defensive plays they run but I got told that they only used about 8 of them in the first game because those 8 players were working well.

On the offensive side on Wednesday they had me playing as a WR on the right side (X, Z or Y I can't remember) and it was fairly overwhelming. Since I'm not registered they haven't given me the play book but one of the injured receivers was mentoring me through the drills telling me what route I had to run when the QB was calling out the plays. Most of the noobs also have a playbook on their forearm as a cheat sheet but I don't have access to that either. I remember there was like 10 routes but 4 of them are ones most common e.g. hitch, pocket, rocket. I got told you run 75% speed until you make the cut and that's when you burst 100% and instead of thinking about it in yards it's better to think about in steps. Like if the route is run 12 yards straight and cut to the outside on a 90 degree angle you take 6-7 steps @ 75% then cut hard @ 100%.

My favorite route (once again I can't remember the name) is the one where you run 5 yards straight and then cut in at at a 45 degree angle to the middle of the field. Every time I was easily able to beat the defender but my hands let me down because my catching skills are poor + no gloves and a wet night.

It's a weak league but in my team there are a couple of players that have represented Australia Outback (the national team) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gridiron_Australia and a lot of others that play state. We have a couple of American ex-pats that play as well including the RB who is an African-American who ironically used to play JUCO for Ellsworth, which is one of the teams Indy plays against in Last Chance U. I did google his name but I couldn't find anything on him.

Edit- This is his fb page of the RB. https://www.facebook.com/sean.stewart.581730

I don't understand the hate for rival sports. I don't play table tennis but doesn't mean I hate the sport of table tennis it's just not something I'm interested in. I always see comments on facebook of rugby players making comments about American Football saying it's a soft because of pads and vice versa American Football supporters bagging the athleticism of rugby players. To me they are two different sports but I respect them both.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on September 23, 2018, 08:31:23 pm
I'm not registered for American Football yet but the team I'm going to play for had a win today in the 2nd game of the season. They are currently 2-0. https://www.facebook.com/sdgc.oilers/

I'm not registered because I haven't paid the fees- it's different to rugby /rugby league where my fees and travel expenses were covered by the club.

whoa.  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

It's cool seeing you respect the sport too (for so long). So many rugby fans i've seen, hate american football etc, which is annoying to me, both sports are incredible. Most American Football fans don't even know what rugby is I imagine, lmao. I'm sure they'd like it though. Americans love contact sports.

Interested to see what your thoughts would be after playing it in a league like that (if you do).

I imagine you'd be a good offensive weapon (WR maybe?) :D :ibrunning: Also good on defense in something like safety etc. There's alot to learn in the sport though, probably easier to come in on an offensive role. Defense is crazy complex.

Yeah I've been to two training sessions so far. On Monday the session is focused on defence and on Wednesday the session is focused on offence. Apparently there are 29 defensive plays they run but I got told that they only used about 8 of them in the first game because those 8 players were working well.

On the offensive side on Wednesday they had me playing as a WR on the right side (X, Z or Y I can't remember) and it was fairly overwhelming. Since I'm not registered they haven't given me the play book but one of the injured receivers was mentoring me through the drills telling me what route I had to run when the QB was calling out the plays. Most of the noobs also have a playbook on their forearm as a cheat sheet but I don't have access to that either. I remember there was like 10 routes but 4 of them are ones most common e.g. hitch, pocket, rocket. I got told you run 75% speed until you make the cut and that's when you burst 100% and instead of thinking about it in yards it's better to think about in steps. Like if the route is run 12 yards straight and cut to the outside on a 90 degree angle you take 6-7 steps @ 75% then cut hard @ 100%.

My favorite route (once again I can't remember the name) is the one where you run 5 yards straight and then cut in at at a 45 degree angle to the middle of the field. Every time I was easily able to beat the defender but my hands let me down because my catching skills are poor + no gloves and a wet night.

It's a weak league but in my team there are a couple of players that have represented Australia Outback (the national team) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gridiron_Australia and a lot of others that play state. We have a couple of American ex-pats that play as well including the RB who is an African-American who ironically used to play JUCO for Ellsworth, which is one of the teams Indy plays against in Last Chance U. I did google his name but I couldn't find anything on him.

Edit- This is his fb page of the RB. https://www.facebook.com/sean.stewart.581730

I don't understand the hate for rival sports. I don't play table tennis but doesn't mean I hate the sport of table tennis it's just not something I'm interested in. I always see comments on facebook of rugby players making comments about American Football saying it's a soft because of pads and vice versa American Football supporters bagging the athleticism of rugby players. To me they are two different sports but I respect them both.

This is cool. If you can get around the waiting you'll love the game. I played a season when I was 15 for the Sherbrooke Saxons. Disappointed I couldn't continue but it just clashed too much with basketball.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 24, 2018, 06:39:51 am
I'm not registered for American Football yet but the team I'm going to play for had a win today in the 2nd game of the season. They are currently 2-0. https://www.facebook.com/sdgc.oilers/

I'm not registered because I haven't paid the fees- it's different to rugby /rugby league where my fees and travel expenses were covered by the club.

whoa.  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

It's cool seeing you respect the sport too (for so long). So many rugby fans i've seen, hate american football etc, which is annoying to me, both sports are incredible. Most American Football fans don't even know what rugby is I imagine, lmao. I'm sure they'd like it though. Americans love contact sports.

Interested to see what your thoughts would be after playing it in a league like that (if you do).

I imagine you'd be a good offensive weapon (WR maybe?) :D :ibrunning: Also good on defense in something like safety etc. There's alot to learn in the sport though, probably easier to come in on an offensive role. Defense is crazy complex.

Yeah I've been to two training sessions so far. On Monday the session is focused on defence and on Wednesday the session is focused on offence. Apparently there are 29 defensive plays they run but I got told that they only used about 8 of them in the first game because those 8 players were working well.

On the offensive side on Wednesday they had me playing as a WR on the right side (X, Z or Y I can't remember) and it was fairly overwhelming. Since I'm not registered they haven't given me the play book but one of the injured receivers was mentoring me through the drills telling me what route I had to run when the QB was calling out the plays. Most of the noobs also have a playbook on their forearm as a cheat sheet but I don't have access to that either. I remember there was like 10 routes but 4 of them are ones most common e.g. hitch, pocket, rocket. I got told you run 75% speed until you make the cut and that's when you burst 100% and instead of thinking about it in yards it's better to think about in steps. Like if the route is run 12 yards straight and cut to the outside on a 90 degree angle you take 6-7 steps @ 75% then cut hard @ 100%.

My favorite route (once again I can't remember the name) is the one where you run 5 yards straight and then cut in at at a 45 degree angle to the middle of the field. Every time I was easily able to beat the defender but my hands let me down because my catching skills are poor + no gloves and a wet night.

It's a weak league but in my team there are a couple of players that have represented Australia Outback (the national team) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gridiron_Australia and a lot of others that play state. We have a couple of American ex-pats that play as well including the RB who is an African-American who ironically used to play JUCO for Ellsworth, which is one of the teams Indy plays against in Last Chance U. I did google his name but I couldn't find anything on him.

Edit- This is his fb page of the RB. https://www.facebook.com/sean.stewart.581730

I don't understand the hate for rival sports. I don't play table tennis but doesn't mean I hate the sport of table tennis it's just not something I'm interested in. I always see comments on facebook of rugby players making comments about American Football saying it's a soft because of pads and vice versa American Football supporters bagging the athleticism of rugby players. To me they are two different sports but I respect them both.

This is cool. If you can get around the waiting you'll love the game. I played a season when I was 15 for the Sherbrooke Saxons. Disappointed I couldn't continue but it just clashed too much with basketball.

Yeah I haven't played a game yet so I haven't experienced the waiting but I"m sure it goes quickly once you're there on the day. Do the Sherbrooke Saxons still exist?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 25, 2018, 06:20:28 am
First gym workout in months!!!

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x10
70x10
60x10

Chin Ups-
bwx5x3 could feel it in my bad shoulder.

Exercise Bike-
100 calories
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on September 25, 2018, 07:32:48 pm
Welcome back mate!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 26, 2018, 07:17:52 am
Welcome back mate!

(https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iRGVZEUvlTis/v0/1000x-1.jpg)

I tore my fkn hamstring at training tonight  :raging: :raging: :raging:

I'm fkn devastated my football season is over before I even got to play a game.

The money I was going to spend on fees I'm going to use on physio. I'm also going to miss my end of season rugby league trip now as well, which was on the 6th October.

After football training on Monday my hamstring was feeling tight. As usual I didn't listen to my body and I paid the price  :(

I'll still keep posting on adarq though and looking at people's logs. Peace! 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on September 26, 2018, 10:00:28 am
 :ffffffuuuuuu:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: seifullaah73 on September 26, 2018, 11:10:30 am
Damn man that sucks. Heal up well man.

#comebackstronger
 :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on September 26, 2018, 08:07:32 pm
Dude that sucks!

Time to get swole then. No better excuse to go beach body than a torn hammy.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on September 26, 2018, 08:09:51 pm
I'm not registered for American Football yet but the team I'm going to play for had a win today in the 2nd game of the season. They are currently 2-0. https://www.facebook.com/sdgc.oilers/

I'm not registered because I haven't paid the fees- it's different to rugby /rugby league where my fees and travel expenses were covered by the club.

whoa.  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

It's cool seeing you respect the sport too (for so long). So many rugby fans i've seen, hate american football etc, which is annoying to me, both sports are incredible. Most American Football fans don't even know what rugby is I imagine, lmao. I'm sure they'd like it though. Americans love contact sports.

Interested to see what your thoughts would be after playing it in a league like that (if you do).

I imagine you'd be a good offensive weapon (WR maybe?) :D :ibrunning: Also good on defense in something like safety etc. There's alot to learn in the sport though, probably easier to come in on an offensive role. Defense is crazy complex.

Yeah I've been to two training sessions so far. On Monday the session is focused on defence and on Wednesday the session is focused on offence. Apparently there are 29 defensive plays they run but I got told that they only used about 8 of them in the first game because those 8 players were working well.

On the offensive side on Wednesday they had me playing as a WR on the right side (X, Z or Y I can't remember) and it was fairly overwhelming. Since I'm not registered they haven't given me the play book but one of the injured receivers was mentoring me through the drills telling me what route I had to run when the QB was calling out the plays. Most of the noobs also have a playbook on their forearm as a cheat sheet but I don't have access to that either. I remember there was like 10 routes but 4 of them are ones most common e.g. hitch, pocket, rocket. I got told you run 75% speed until you make the cut and that's when you burst 100% and instead of thinking about it in yards it's better to think about in steps. Like if the route is run 12 yards straight and cut to the outside on a 90 degree angle you take 6-7 steps @ 75% then cut hard @ 100%.

My favorite route (once again I can't remember the name) is the one where you run 5 yards straight and then cut in at at a 45 degree angle to the middle of the field. Every time I was easily able to beat the defender but my hands let me down because my catching skills are poor + no gloves and a wet night.

It's a weak league but in my team there are a couple of players that have represented Australia Outback (the national team) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gridiron_Australia and a lot of others that play state. We have a couple of American ex-pats that play as well including the RB who is an African-American who ironically used to play JUCO for Ellsworth, which is one of the teams Indy plays against in Last Chance U. I did google his name but I couldn't find anything on him.

Edit- This is his fb page of the RB. https://www.facebook.com/sean.stewart.581730

I don't understand the hate for rival sports. I don't play table tennis but doesn't mean I hate the sport of table tennis it's just not something I'm interested in. I always see comments on facebook of rugby players making comments about American Football saying it's a soft because of pads and vice versa American Football supporters bagging the athleticism of rugby players. To me they are two different sports but I respect them both.

This is cool. If you can get around the waiting you'll love the game. I played a season when I was 15 for the Sherbrooke Saxons. Disappointed I couldn't continue but it just clashed too much with basketball.

Yeah I haven't played a game yet so I haven't experienced the waiting but I"m sure it goes quickly once you're there on the day. Do the Sherbrooke Saxons still exist?

Haha actually it doesn't. I played WR, cornerback and some special teams stuff. It was great fun but I remember having to be there an hour before the game for the warm up and then the actual game lasting over 3 hours. Makes for a long day when you're used to basketball being done in 60 minutes.

*edit- this is the scene in Melbourne now. Couldn't find any source for the Saxons although we are talking over 20 years ago.
http://www.gridironvictoria.com.au/clubs/ (http://www.gridironvictoria.com.au/clubs/)
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 27, 2018, 09:50:24 am
Dude that sucks!

Time to get swole then. No better excuse to go beach body than a torn hammy.

Defs!

I'm going to have a week off though as I can't even walk up or down stairs atm without holding onto a rail! Experienced this today at the train station it was agony. Lucky I have an office job!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: vag on September 28, 2018, 11:36:02 am
That is awful :( :( :(
Heal good and fast man, and make the best out of it as coges said, don't let the no-sports make you a couch-booze-potato ( talking from personal experience in the past ).
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on September 28, 2018, 08:20:12 pm
That is awful :( :( :(
Heal good and fast man, and make the best out of it as coges said, don't let the no-sports make you a couch-booze-potato ( talking from personal experience in the past ).

Thanks vag!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on September 30, 2018, 11:45:00 am
fu*k man. :(

also i concur with coges / vag, get swole

:/

hope you heal up quick man. :prayer(wish)hands:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 02, 2018, 06:50:22 am
fu*k man. :(

also i concur with coges / vag, get swole

:/

hope you heal up quick man. :prayer(wish)hands:

Thanks adarq. I went back to the gym today!

Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
90x8
100x8
110x8
80x12

Chin Ups-
6x3

Treadmill- 100+ calories walking at 4.4km per hour. Hamstring is feeling much better then last week- I can walk up and down stairs without discomfort now. Still need to book an appointment to see the physio though.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 03, 2018, 07:09:02 am
Bench-
barx12
60x3 this was absolutely killing my right shoulder.

My shoulder injury occurred on the 22nd July over 2 months ago but is still causing me issues.

DB Bench-
I tried doing DB bench as I know dumbbells place less stress on your shoulders.

10x12
20x8 still too painful on my right shoulder. The weight feels weak but the pressure was just too much to handle.

Chin Ups-
7x3

Treadmill-
Walking 125 calories
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 08, 2018, 07:09:15 am
Rows-
40x12
60x12
80x12
92.5x7
102.5x7
112.5x7
82.5x12

Chin Ups-
7x3

Pull Ups-
Used a machine and set the weight to 19kg, which made it 19kg easier to do a pullup.
7

Treadmill-
Walked at 4.6km/h and burnt 200 calories.

My shoulder is slowly getting better and I'm not experiencing as much pain doing chin ups now. Still felt a bit of pain in my collarbone doing the chin ups though but it's getting better week to week.

Tomorrow I've got a physio appointment booked for my hamstring but I might get them to also have a look at my shoulder as well, although my hamstring is definitely my main priority so that I can run again. It'd also be great to be able to do squats again, which I haven't been able to do for the last 7 months!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 09, 2018, 05:52:28 am
Physio-

I went to the Physio after work and got my hamstring examined. I thought they were going to do scans and massaging etc. but it was different then I expected. The physio asked me about how I injured it and took some notes down on his computer. He then got me to lie down on the massage table and got me to lay down on my back and stomach in a few different positions testing the flexibility of both legs and then the strength of my legs.

After that we went to the gym and he showed me a few exercises that he wants me to do every couple of days. The exercises were romanian deadlifts, hip thrusts, calf raises, squats, and another exercise where you bend over with a DB and stretch your leg back and up. He also wants me to do some running and said he'll email the program to me.

After the gym I asked if there was any stretches he wanted me to do but he said that the literature isn't supportive of stretches and the gym work will be adequate. I asked about the massage and he said when I come back in a couple of weeks he can do some.

I have a rugby league tournament on the 27th of October so I'm hoping that I will be able to play in it but he said it's unlikely as it will probably take 6 weeks to recover and I should focus on the off-season for next year.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 10, 2018, 07:40:52 am
Exercise Bike-
Moderate intensity 5 minutes burnt 50 calories.

Squats-
60x2 first time squatting in 7 months!

Romanian Deadlifts-
barx8
60x8x3

Nordic Hamstring Exercise-
2x3

Hip Thrusts-
8x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 11, 2018, 07:21:35 am
Track-
6x100m @50% speed


Chin Ups-
bwx8x3

Pull Ups-
Used a machine with 19kg weight.
8, 10.

Treadmill-
Burned 150 calories walking at 4.8km/h.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 15, 2018, 05:58:53 am
Track-
6x100m @ 60% speed

Squats-
60x5
65x5x3

Romanian Deadlifts-
60x8
65x8x3

Eccentric Hamstring Exercise-
3x3

Chin Ups-
bwx10

Pull Ups Machine (-12kg resistance) x10

Treadmill-
5km/h 150 calories
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on October 15, 2018, 09:43:14 am
your hamstring healing up pretty good it seems??

:ibrunning:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 17, 2018, 07:23:58 am
your hamstring healing up pretty good it seems??

:ibrunning:

Yes it's going well! I've got another appointment with the physiotherapist on the 23rd October. I'm glad I went it's definitely improved the recovery with his recommendations of exercises.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 17, 2018, 07:25:43 am
Track-
6x100m @ 60% speed

Hammer Strength Row Machine-
40x12
60x12
80x12
95x7
105x7
115x7
85x12

Chin Ups-
bwx8x3

Pull Ups Machine (+12kg)
8x2

Treadmill-
5.1km/h burnt 200 calories.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 22, 2018, 07:20:14 am
Just had a relaxing weekend. I went to the cinemas and watched a movie called 1%. It was pretty good but the ending felt a bit rushed but was unpredictable.
This is the trailer for it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nva4s76JW_o

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 22, 2018, 07:24:18 am
Squat-
60x5
70x5x3

Romanian Deadlift-
60x3
70x8x3

Eccentric Hamstring Exercise-
3x3

Chin Ups-
bwx11

Assisted Pull Ups (12kg)
11x2

My shoulder is still fucked. Can't even do a pushup without pain. I'll be playing with it strapped every game from now on by the looks of it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on October 22, 2018, 12:12:20 pm
why are you playing at all? serious question.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 23, 2018, 06:41:21 am
why are you playing at all? serious question.

I was selected a couple of months ago to play for South Australia in a tournament on the 27th October 2018. I was selected to play for South Australia in the Affiliated States Comp earlier this year but had to pull out due to injury. That's why I would like to play this weekend!

Going forward it's the same reason as what I've said before- I LOVE PLAYING RUGBY LEAGUE!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 24, 2018, 06:03:10 am
Physio-
Had a follow up session with the physio for my hamstring. It went well he just got me to do some stretches and perform a few strength tests and massaged it for about 2-5 minutes. Some parts of it are still tender in certain spots, which surprised him so he took it easier.

Instead of running 100's at 50-60% he gave me a new running program, which he wants done 2-3x a week.
4x30m (60%)
4x100m runs 80-90%

As far as the rugby league game this week he said the same as LBSS- not worth risking it especially as he gave a conservative approach due to past issues with hamstring tears. So I'm going to follow the advice and not play. After setting some gym PR's earlier this year 2018 has been such a fkn disappointment. For now I'm just going to try and get healthy and remain injury free.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 25, 2018, 06:27:04 am
Didn't make it to the track tonight due to finishing late at work- it was dark and my local track has no lights.

Squat-
60x5
75x5x3

Romanian Deadlift-
60x3
75x7x3

Nordic Hamstring Exercise-
3x4

Chin Ups-
10x2

Assisted Pull Ups (12kg)
10x2

Treadmill-
Walked @ 5.3km/h 225 calories
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 28, 2018, 07:58:01 am
Track-
30mx4 @ 85%
100mx3 @ 80% speed with walk back recovery.

Acceleration felt good but I was focused on not pushing it too hard, particularly with the first couple of steps.

Soreness-
Achilles. I'm going to purchase a new pair of shoes within the next couple of weeks. The shoes I wear (apart from work and rugby league) are always basketball shoes. I'm going to find a casual shoe that's lighter and lower cut, which should hopefully assist my achilles tendons.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 29, 2018, 06:46:49 am
Soreness-
Achilles. My right one feels okay but my left one is hurting bad! My next visit with the physio is in a fortnight so I'll get the physio to look at my achilles. From a google search my symptoms definitely match the insertional achilles tendinopathy as I don't have any calf pain it's just all concentrated within the heels.

I bought a new pair of shoes today- Nike Football mercurial superflyx 6 indoor. When I was at the shops for the same price I could've bought the Nike KD Trey 5 VI and it was tempting but the mercurial's were lighter and lower cut- better for the achilles. I'll save my basketball shoes for the weekend / days where I don't have to walk much.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on October 29, 2018, 06:49:08 am
Squat-
60x5
80x5x3

Romanian Deadlift-
60x3
80x5x3

Nordic Hamstring Exercise-
8x2

Chin Ups-
11x2

Assisted Pull Ups (12kg)-
11x1
13x1

Treadmill-
150 calories @ 4.5km/h.

I wanted to go to the track but I didn't want to damage my achilles more so I resisted. I'm planning to go to the track again in 2-3 days pending my left achilles.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 01, 2018, 07:55:03 am
Soreness-
Achilles.

I'm just resting this week. I want to lose 15kg (33lbs) and just get lean again. I've just been focussing on eating healthily because you don't need to be fit to diet. Hopefully I'll recover soon.

PS- I made a mistake with my shoe purchase. I shoud've just bought some plain Nike trainers instead of being seduced by the looks of the indoor football boots, which are tight as fuck. I already wore them so I can't get a refund. I'll still use them for the gym though.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 01, 2018, 10:24:36 am
smart move on resting this week. let the achilles recover and hopefully adapt/get stronger.

sucks about the shoes too. also hate when i make a shoe mistake. you ordered them online i imagine?

tighten up that diet, but make sure you still get enough calories/nutrients to recover.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 02, 2018, 04:24:38 am
smart move on resting this week. let the achilles recover and hopefully adapt/get stronger.

sucks about the shoes too. also hate when i make a shoe mistake. you ordered them online i imagine?

tighten up that diet, but make sure you still get enough calories/nutrients to recover.

pc!

I used to buy all my shoes online when the Australian dollar bought $1.10 US. However, the exchange rate has fallen so now $1 Australian dollar is only worth $0.72 US. Add in shipping costs and there's no longer an advantage of purchasing shoes online.

I bought the shoes in store. I got mesmorised first by the basketball shoes but then had to remind myself that I was avoiding them. I barely looked at the trainers coz none caught my eye and I saw the Nike Mercurial indoor football shoes and thought they would make a neat looking casual shoe and would be easier on the achilles compared to basketball shoes. I think I thought wrong haha.

On training days I'll eat a surplus but for all other days (which is a lot lately) I'll be sticking to a caloric deficit.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 12, 2018, 05:26:18 am
Exercise Bike-
250 calories burnt.

Squat-
60x5
85x5x3

Just taking it conservatively atm.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 13, 2018, 06:48:22 am
Exercise Bike-
250 Calories Burnt.

Chin Ups-
9x5

Squats-
60x8
90x3x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 19, 2018, 06:10:04 am
Low motivation atm.

Exercise Bike-
150 calories.

Squat-
60x5
90x5x3

Not doing much. Achilles has gotten better. Not getting out of bed sore everyday, which is good. Sometimes just the little things like walking around pain free are blessings.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 21, 2018, 05:26:03 am
Exercise Bike-
250 Calories

Treadmill-
100 calories @5km
Set the treadmill on the fastest speed (23km/h) and ran for 60 seconds.

Chin Ups-
10x3

Assisted Pull Ups (5kg resistance)
10x2

Squat-
60x5
95x3x3

Half Squat-
100x3

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 21, 2018, 08:49:42 am
Low motivation atm.

Exercise Bike-
150 calories.

Squat-
60x5
90x5x3

Not doing much. Achilles has gotten better. Not getting out of bed sore everyday, which is good. Sometimes just the little things like walking around pain free are blessings.

^^ that sounds pretty motivating tho IMHO :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :highfive:

one quote i really loved from an elite runner I know of, "be gentle with yourself". that def stuck with me.. was basically saying, it's fine not to beat yourself up, let the fitness/progress come slowly, safely, etc.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 21, 2018, 09:27:16 pm
Low motivation atm.

Exercise Bike-
150 calories.

Squat-
60x5
90x5x3

Not doing much. Achilles has gotten better. Not getting out of bed sore everyday, which is good. Sometimes just the little things like walking around pain free are blessings.

^^ that sounds pretty motivating tho IMHO :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :highfive:

one quote i really loved from an elite runner I know of, "be gentle with yourself". that def stuck with me.. was basically saying, it's fine not to beat yourself up, let the fitness/progress come slowly, safely, etc.

Yeah I still can't even bench though. My shoulder has the flexibility and it's much better then before when I couldn't even do chin ups or pull ups without pain but bench it just puts too much pressure on the right shoulder- even db's. I haven't been doing as much track as I'd like because the weather is fkn cooked. Last night we had a massive storm with wind literally blowing roofs off of houses. Usually at this time it's scorching hot with minimal rain. If I was more motivated I'd run rain, hail or shine but I'm not.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on November 21, 2018, 10:31:30 pm
gotcha. all good, go with the flow.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 27, 2018, 06:45:34 am
Update-

Same story just been lazy and unmotivated. I had a wedding on the weekend so spent most of the weekend inebriated.

I caught up with my best friend from primary school tonight and we shooted hoops at our primary school. My left achilles felt sore after about 30 minutes of shooting and jumping around. We ended up shooting for around 90 minutes (time goes quick). We both laughed about how out of shape we are.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on November 30, 2018, 06:07:40 am
Exercise Bike-
300 calories

Treadmill-
100 calories mainly walking. Jogged @ 12km for 2:30 minutes.

Chin Ups-
bwx11
bw + 6kg 6x3

Pull Ups-
-5kg (machine) 11x3
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 03, 2018, 07:24:32 am
Exercise Bike-
300 calories

Squat-
60x5
80x5
95x5x3

Treadmill-
125 calories mainly walking with a 2:30 minute jog at 12.6 km/h included.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 04, 2018, 05:43:13 am
Exercise Bike-
350 calories

Chin Ups-
bwx12
bw+8kg x6x3

Pull Ups Machine (5kg)
12x3

Treadmill-
125 calories walking + 13.6km/h for 2:30 minutes and 23kmh/h for 1 minute
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 07, 2018, 06:49:26 am
Exercise Bike-
125 calories

Squat-
60x3
80x3
100x3x3
75x7

Pull Ups-
7x3

Treadmill-
200 calories including jogging for 2:30 minutes at 14.1 km/h
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 09, 2018, 04:34:51 am
Track-

5x100m with walk back recovery raising the pace on each 100

1x100m- 13.6
1x100m- 12.9
1x100m-12.6
1x100m- 12.4
1x100m- 12.2

No hamstring soreness just a bit of achilles tightness, particularly on the left achilles.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 10, 2018, 06:37:44 am
Exercise Bike-
250 calories

Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5x3

Treadmill-
200 calories including 2:30 minute jog at 14.7 km/h and 1 minute at 23 km/h. I wish my gym had faster treadmills!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: seifullaah73 on December 10, 2018, 11:54:32 am
Exercise Bike-
250 calories

Squat-
60x5
80x5
100x5x3

Treadmill-
200 calories including 2:30 minute jog at 14.7 km/h and 1 minute at 23 km/h. I wish my gym had faster treadmills!

Nice sprint times. But regarding faster treadmills. I def agree. :p.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 11, 2018, 06:09:23 am
Exercise Bike-
350 calories

Chin Ups-
bwx13
bw + 10kg 6x3

Pull Ups Machine (-kg)-
13x2
12

Treadmill-
150 calories including 2:30 minutes at 15.3 km/h and 23km/h for 1 minute.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 11, 2018, 10:24:48 am
Track-

5x100m with walk back recovery raising the pace on each 100

1x100m- 13.6
1x100m- 12.9
1x100m-12.6
1x100m- 12.4
1x100m- 12.2

No hamstring soreness just a bit of achilles tightness, particularly on the left achilles.

solid. that submax 12.2, power.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 13, 2018, 01:25:05 am
Track-

5x100m with walk back recovery raising the pace on each 100

1x100m- 13.6
1x100m- 12.9
1x100m-12.6
1x100m- 12.4
1x100m- 12.2

No hamstring soreness just a bit of achilles tightness, particularly on the left achilles.

solid. that submax 12.2, power.

 :headbang:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 13, 2018, 01:33:29 am
On Monday I went to work and got called in by the Director of the Department and told that I'd be taking on some additional responsibilities as they thought I had capacity to and they were planning on a restructure etc. Yesterday I went to work and they told me they no longer had funding for my position but they wanted me to continue on with my current role AND do all the additional responsibilities allocated to me on Monday for $10,000 per year less, AND they are getting rid of another manager (the responsibilities they've allocated to me). Needless to say I've been completely fkn shafted. The other manager finishes on the 7th January and that's when they want me to take over. My current contract finishes in February so I've basically got 2 months to find another job otherwise I'll be doing more work for 10k less.

I didn't go to work today I just called in sick and have spent the whole day drinking beer and applying for other jobs. It's pretty fkn disappointing especially when just a couple of weeks ago I was being told that "we're working on making your job permanent and you're doing a perfect job" etc. They blamed the budget cuts on the Executives. I don't even know what to believe I just know they're fucking me.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 13, 2018, 02:12:54 am
On Monday I went to work and got called in by the Director of the Department and told that I'd be taking on some additional responsibilities as they thought I had capacity to and they were planning on a restructure etc. Yesterday I went to work and they told me they no longer had funding for my position but they wanted me to continue on with my current role AND do all the additional responsibilities allocated to me on Monday for $10,000 per year less, AND they are getting rid of another manager (the responsibilities they've allocated to me). Needless to say I've been completely fkn shafted. The other manager finishes on the 7th January and that's when they want me to take over. My current contract finishes in February so I've basically got 2 months to find another job otherwise I'll be doing more work for 10k less.

I didn't go to work today I just called in sick and have spent the whole day drinking beer and applying for other jobs. It's pretty fkn disappointing especially when just a couple of weeks ago I was being told that "we're working on making your job permanent and you're doing a perfect job" etc. They blamed the budget cuts on the Executives. I don't even know what to believe I just know they're fucking me.

damn man that really sucks :/

don't go too crazy with the beer tho, my 2cents. never know what you can find once you start applying, could be alot better, never know. really sucks though.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: seifullaah73 on December 13, 2018, 08:29:54 am
Damn man. Sry to hear about that.

I know that telling someone to stop drinking is easier said by us than it is possible to do by you. so that is not really good advice.

You have potential to be great in the 100m, looking at the 100m flys you did, you were constant in getting average 12.7. You can definitely run 11.8s if you run now and if you train to push that I don't see why you shouldn't be able to get close to 11.2 - 11.3. But drinking may block that goal.

This year is almost over, before it is over, weigh out your options and see what you want to get rid of from your life and how you can get a better alternative. So you can enter the new year with a plan on where you want to be, who you want to be and how to get there.

I don't know what you think about attending counseling sessions or AA meetings, don't know how effective they are but I guess it helps you open up on your problems. Also may help with distraction.

I have no experience in this so I hope I have been helpful but knowing you and the work you put in day in and day out working hard for what you love, especially the grueling sport of rugby (which imo is my least favorite sport because of a bad time in high school of standing in winter cold raining with shorts in one spot while others they play and fall on the floor, I even asked the coach to quit but he said that was not an option lol), but you are a tough guy and overcoming this will not be difficult for you.

pc

EDIT: cute kid, use him as a motivation. Be the father you would have liked to have when you were a kid.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 13, 2018, 07:03:46 pm
Thanks seifullaah73!

I deleted my post because I felt embarrassed talking about it. That's a funny story about rugby but yeah I'll work my best and reform myself.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 14, 2018, 12:59:10 am
Thanks seifullaah73!

I deleted my post because I felt embarrassed talking about it. That's a funny story about rugby but yeah I'll work my best and reform myself.

i read it earlier. it was a good post.

also fwiw, i definitely don't think it's easy for people to stop drinking, so when i throw out a "just try not to drink alot" etc, I don't expect it to be easy, or useful .. im just throwing it out there, because it definitely seems like you drink more in response to "negative" situations.

one thing that always helped me was "taking it out on the barbell". i'd lift pretty hard & crazy, in response to negative situations. sometimes i'd lift so much that I had no more energy available to think about things. it's somewhat similar with running etc, but i don't have as many negative situations lately. some of my longest runs have been attempts at clearing my mind.

peace man!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on December 14, 2018, 01:36:52 am
i understand the embarrassment but you shouldn't be. drug addiction -- and alcohol is a drug -- is a nasty disease. our bodies compel us to do things like drink water and eat sugar and fat and breathe in and out by rewarding us chemically. when we find something that goes straight to the reward system, and takes us out of ourselves by altering our consciousness, it can be extremely difficult to give it up. and some people are more susceptible to impulsive, compulsive use than others. seems like you're in the former category, it's been clear on here for years that you have an issue with alcohol abuse.

so no, it's not as simple as "just stop drinking." but you do have agency. get yourself to an AA meeting. AA doesn't work for everyone, or maybe even most people, but it's saved some people i know. my dad's best friend is 35 years sober and still goes to AA every week, even on vacation. it completely failed for my brother. ymmv. but try it. see if you can find a therapist in your town who does dialectical behavioral therapy, one on one or in groups. try that. just keep trying to stop. do not quit on yourself.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 15, 2018, 07:38:24 am
Thanks adarqui!

Yeah I knew you didn't mean it like that. Even though I'm still struggling with alcohol I have become wiser around trigger points. E.g. I avoid purchasing cartons of beer because I know I'll be tempted to drink it all within a day or two. I actually don't have an issue with wine or spirits mainly because I literally don't drink them. I don't drink wine because I hate the taste of it and with spirits I feel like I can't control myself very well when I drink. When I say can't control I mean the effect it has on my body. When I drink beers I can feel my body going through the stages of intoxication. With spirits I'll go from feeling normal to being passed out 30-60 minutes later so I never get to enjoy the buzz. It's different with pre-mix spirits but I don't like Coke /sweetness so the last time I've drunk spirits to get drunk was actually back in 2011. The one and only time I got drunk off wine was back in 2005 as a 15 year old and I ended up just vomitting in the middle of the night and woke up feeling awful, which has put me off drinking wine ever since.

Thanks for the advice LBSS. It's funny when people mention drugs most people think of meth, coke or heroin etc. If alcohol wasn't a multi-billion dollar industry with a large amount of social acceptance it's hard to see how it would be legal. You can literally die from drinking too much at one time and it's also one of the only drugs that you can die from not drinking it (severe alcoholics). Yet instead it's a widely accepted product and you can't even watch a game of sport without being flooded with alcohol advertisements or the billboards of alcohol sponsors.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 15, 2018, 07:53:00 am
Soreness-
Neck and shoulders. As already discussed I had a couple of heavy nights on Wednesday and during the day on Thursday so I ended up sleeping on the floor and used to many pillows and somehow managed to twist/aggravate my left neck and traps.

Friday-
Didn't train due to soreness.

Saturday-

Track-
5x100m with walkback recovery increasing the speed on each one. I only timed the last 2x100m, which were 12.6 on the 4th and 12.1 for the 5th (rested an extra 60 seconds on top of the walk back for the 5th set).

Squat-
60x6
100x3
105x3x3
80x8

Pull Ups-
8x3

Exercise Bike-
150 calories

Treadmill-
150 calories including jogging for 2:30 minutes at 15.8 km/h.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 17, 2018, 07:23:36 am
Sunday-
Rest.

Monday-

Exercise Bike-
225 calories

Squat-
60x6
90x5
102.5x5x3

Chin Ups + 15kg
5x3

Treadmill-
150 calories including 2:30 minute jog @ 16.2 km/h. As I increase the speed these jogs are getting more difficult and starting to feel more like runs, particularly after I've been running for 2 minutes I'm just staring at the clock counting down the seconds haha.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 26, 2018, 09:33:46 am
I've been really slack with training for the last 10 days. I finished work last week and haven't trained since the beginning of last week.

Friday Night-
Went to a work dinner straight after work to an Italian restaurant and had a 5 course meal.

Saturday-
Had guests come over staying from interstate for Christmas. They just left today (Wednesday).

I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow for a few days so I won't be training until New Years.

I hope everyone had a great Xmas! Happy New Years and I'll be back updating my blog again in 2019 once festivities are over.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 30, 2018, 02:02:25 am
I'm back from my Melbourne holiday. It's such a nice city and massive compared to my home city. Unfortunately I was sick (Gastro) on my first couple of days of the holiday so I couldn't do as much sight seeing as I would've liked and spent a lot of time on the toilet with diarrhea and vomiting any food/liquid I ingested. On Friday night I drank some Gatorade and it cured my symptoms.

On Saturday I caught a train out to Werribee to meet a friend I played rugby with. We arranged to meet at a local pub and it was one of the most feral pubs I've ever been to. I got there at 4pm and half the patrons were already pissed off their heads and there was an unusually high amount of head/neck tattoos. I went to the urinal and people had defecated in it and there were flies everywhere- it was fkn disgusting. I went to the disabled toilet and it was even worse! The bathrooms were uninhabitable. 

I arrived before my friend so I bought a beer and went out to the beer garden for a smoke to kill the time. So I go outside and within 30 seconds of being there an old drunk man wearing a santa hat is yelling out "you black bastard" to a random African teenager walking past to the amusement of his acquaintances. I thought if the African had come back and retaliated I was definitely not going to stop him. However, he kept walking so I said "that's not a very nice thing to say". The old santa man said to me "I don't like them" so I told him "keep your opinions to yourself". He didn't say anything back to me he just shut his mouth and his acquaintances gave me some dirty looks but didn't say anything. We all sat in awkward silence until I finished my smoke and left.

Eventually my friend rocked up and we went back to his house and drank a cartoon of beer.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on December 30, 2018, 06:23:40 am
On Saturday I caught a train out to Werribee to meet a friend I played rugby with. We arranged to meet at a local pub and it was one of the most feral pubs I've ever been to. I got there at 4pm and half the patrons were already pissed off their heads and there was an unusually high amount of head/neck tattoos. I went to the urinal and people had defecated in it and there were flies everywhere- it was fkn disgusting. I went to the disabled toilet and it was even worse! The bathrooms were uninhabitable. 

Hahahahaha. Werribee!!! Does not surprise me at all.

Let me know the next time you're in Melbourne. I'll take you to a slightly less neck tatted area  ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 30, 2018, 02:54:08 pm
I'm back from my Melbourne holiday. It's such a nice city and massive compared to my home city. Unfortunately I was sick (Gastro) on my first couple of days of the holiday so I couldn't do as much sight seeing as I would've liked and spent a lot of time on the toilet with diarrhea and vomiting any food/liquid I ingested. On Friday night I drank some Gatorade and it cured my symptoms.

On Saturday I caught a train out to Werribee to meet a friend I played rugby with. We arranged to meet at a local pub and it was one of the most feral pubs I've ever been to. I got there at 4pm and half the patrons were already pissed off their heads and there was an unusually high amount of head/neck tattoos. I went to the urinal and people had defecated in it and there were flies everywhere- it was fkn disgusting. I went to the disabled toilet and it was even worse! The bathrooms were uninhabitable. 

I arrived before my friend so I bought a beer and went out to the beer garden for a smoke to kill the time. So I go outside and within 30 seconds of being there an old drunk man wearing a santa hat is yelling out "you black bastard" to a random African teenager walking past to the amusement of his acquaintances. I thought if the African had come back and retaliated I was definitely not going to stop him. However, he kept walking so I said "that's not a very nice thing to say". The old santa man said to me "I don't like them" so I told him "keep your opinions to yourself". He didn't say anything back to me he just shut his mouth and his acquaintances gave me some dirty looks but didn't say anything. We all sat in awkward silence until I finished my smoke and left.

Eventually my friend rocked up and we went back to his house and drank a cartoon of beer.

there's alot going on in this post.............. LOL.

good on you for calling him out.  :highfive:

try not to go back there again, sounds like bad news & disgusting. LMFAO.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on December 30, 2018, 07:02:52 pm
On Saturday I caught a train out to Werribee to meet a friend I played rugby with. We arranged to meet at a local pub and it was one of the most feral pubs I've ever been to. I got there at 4pm and half the patrons were already pissed off their heads and there was an unusually high amount of head/neck tattoos. I went to the urinal and people had defecated in it and there were flies everywhere- it was fkn disgusting. I went to the disabled toilet and it was even worse! The bathrooms were uninhabitable. 

Hahahahaha. Werribee!!! Does not surprise me at all.

Let me know the next time you're in Melbourne. I'll take you to a slightly less neck tatted area  ;D

Yeah definitely a place I won't forget!

I probably won't go to Melbourne for another couple of years now but I was very impressed with all the infrastructure occurring and the amount of commercial buildings in the CBD. Adelaide is such a rust bucket city in comparison. Unfortunately I haven't utilised my holidays very well in terms of searching for new jobs. However, if I can't see myself having a meaningful career in Adelaide and expanding my skills I could see myself relocating to Melbourne in the future.

Sydney has jobs but it is overrated and too expensive. I like Brisbane but there are less job opportunities than Melbourne. Perth is struggling and the distance is too isolating. The only bad thing about Melbourne is the beers! Surely some pubs could have Super Dry on tap instead of Carlton Draught and VB  :P

PS- adarqui I won't be going back there haha
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on December 31, 2018, 05:17:18 am
On Saturday I caught a train out to Werribee to meet a friend I played rugby with. We arranged to meet at a local pub and it was one of the most feral pubs I've ever been to. I got there at 4pm and half the patrons were already pissed off their heads and there was an unusually high amount of head/neck tattoos. I went to the urinal and people had defecated in it and there were flies everywhere- it was fkn disgusting. I went to the disabled toilet and it was even worse! The bathrooms were uninhabitable. 

Hahahahaha. Werribee!!! Does not surprise me at all.

Let me know the next time you're in Melbourne. I'll take you to a slightly less neck tatted area  ;D

The only bad thing about Melbourne is the beers! Surely some pubs could have Super Dry on tap instead of Carlton Draught and VB  :P


Ok now that's just offensive  :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on December 31, 2018, 09:58:16 am
On Saturday I caught a train out to Werribee to meet a friend I played rugby with. We arranged to meet at a local pub and it was one of the most feral pubs I've ever been to. I got there at 4pm and half the patrons were already pissed off their heads and there was an unusually high amount of head/neck tattoos. I went to the urinal and people had defecated in it and there were flies everywhere- it was fkn disgusting. I went to the disabled toilet and it was even worse! The bathrooms were uninhabitable. 

Hahahahaha. Werribee!!! Does not surprise me at all.

Let me know the next time you're in Melbourne. I'll take you to a slightly less neck tatted area  ;D

The only bad thing about Melbourne is the beers! Surely some pubs could have Super Dry on tap instead of Carlton Draught and VB  :P


Ok now that's just offensive  :P

the insider beer jokes crack me up for some reason. :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 02, 2019, 08:05:33 am
Soreness-
Absolutely none- what happens when you don't exercise/train for 2 weeks  ;D

Chin Ups-

bw+10kg 5x2
bw+ 12kg 5x2

Treadmill-
300 calories including 2:30 minutes @ 16.6km/h, which equates to a 3:36 minute km. Felt relatively easy.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 04, 2019, 01:40:49 am
Squat-

60x6
80x6
100x3
107.5x3
82.5x9

Treadmill-
200 calories including 2:30 minutes at 17km/h (3:31 minute km speed). I was breathing heavily afterwards but atm it's still more of a mental challenge as the speed is still comfortable for me.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 05, 2019, 02:42:51 am
Rest Day.

Soreness-
Quads and Glutes- Damn squats!!!

I'll be sprinting tomorrow. I'm planning to do ME sprints of 3x60m and 2x100m. 6 minutes rest between the 60's and 10 minutes of rest between the 100's.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 07, 2019, 02:02:30 am
Rest Day.

Soreness-
Quads and Glutes- Damn squats!!!

I'll be sprinting tomorrow. I'm planning to do ME sprints of 3x60m and 2x100m. 6 minutes rest between the 60's and 10 minutes of rest between the 100's.

Didn't quite follow the plan as my feet were feeling a bit stiff (achilles tendon and left toe).

Ended up doing ME 2x60m with 6 minutes rest and 2x100m with 10 minutes rest.

I didn't time the 60m but the 2nd one felt better than the first, which is usually the case for me as I get warmed up.

1x100m- 11.9 (11.94)
1x100m- 12.1 (12.06)

I want to try and do 1 sprinting session a week for the next couple of months and hopefully improve these times.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 09, 2019, 06:45:13 am
Soreness-
Achilles- Stiffness
Hamstrings- DOMS

Squat-
60x6
90x6
102.5x5x2

Half Squat (probably more like 1/4 squat lol)
130x3

Pull Ups-
bwx9

Chin Ups (12kg)
6x3

Treadmill-
250 calories including 2:30 minutes at 17.4 km/h (3:26 km pace). It's getting harder and harder! Pace wise I feel fine but fitness wise I feel like coughing my lungs up as soon as I finish.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 12, 2019, 07:40:44 am
Training-
No Updates

Career-
I've applied to join the Australian Army on a part-time basis (Army Reserves) as infantry. I have a YOU session scheduled for Monday 21st January at 10 am where I'll have a medical assessment, psychological interview and an army interview. If I pass the interview I'll have to take a fitness test, which is a piece of piss (15 pushups, 45 sit ups & 7.5 beep test) and then get sent off for a training camp interstate for 5 weeks.

The reason I applied for the Army Reserves is because I want to keep my civilian job but I want to serve my country and learn new skills. In other developed countries, such as Greece and South Korea all civilians have to undertake military service for 12 months. Although, war and invasion in Australia is unlikely I want to be able to protect my family and country if required.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on January 12, 2019, 08:55:10 am
aren't you more likely to get shipped off to fight a war that my stupid bellicose-ass country wades into and australia supports reflexively? than to have to defend australia from some external threat, i mean.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 12, 2019, 06:20:03 pm
aren't you more likely to get shipped off to fight a war that my stupid bellicose-ass country wades into and australia supports reflexively? than to have to defend australia from some external threat, i mean.

In all likelihood yes. However, I still want to join to learn new skills, have new experiences, and also to receive the financial benefits- tax free income.

Who do you think the US will start a war with next :P
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 12, 2019, 08:06:11 pm
aren't you more likely to get shipped off to fight a war that my stupid bellicose-ass country wades into and australia supports reflexively? than to have to defend australia from some external threat, i mean.

In all likelihood yes. However, I still want to join to learn new skills, have new experiences, and also to receive the financial benefits- tax free income.

Who do you think the US will start a war with next :P

You mean other than the war Trump declared on the US a little over a year ago? dno, maybe Iran.

 :raging:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 13, 2019, 04:20:08 am
aren't you more likely to get shipped off to fight a war that my stupid bellicose-ass country wades into and australia supports reflexively? than to have to defend australia from some external threat, i mean.

In all likelihood yes. However, I still want to join to learn new skills, have new experiences, and also to receive the financial benefits- tax free income.

Who do you think the US will start a war with next :P

You mean other than the war Trump declared on the US a little over a year ago? dno, maybe Iran.

 :raging:

Possibly. He's pulling 30,000 US troops out of Syria.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on January 13, 2019, 09:06:33 pm
Training-
No Updates

Career-
I've applied to join the Australian Army on a part-time basis (Army Reserves) as infantry. I have a YOU session scheduled for Monday 21st January at 10 am where I'll have a medical assessment, psychological interview and an army interview. If I pass the interview I'll have to take a fitness test, which is a piece of piss (15 pushups, 45 sit ups & 7.5 beep test) and then get sent off for a training camp interstate for 5 weeks.

The reason I applied for the Army Reserves is because I want to keep my civilian job but I want to serve my country and learn new skills. In other developed countries, such as Greece and South Korea all civilians have to undertake military service for 12 months. Although, war and invasion in Australia is unlikely I want to be able to protect my family and country if required.

Good on you mate. Solid move. I would love to do something like this- Army, Police, Fire, etc but with kids I just can't bring myself to do it. Good luck with everything.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 14, 2019, 03:39:06 am
Training-
No Updates

Career-
I've applied to join the Australian Army on a part-time basis (Army Reserves) as infantry. I have a YOU session scheduled for Monday 21st January at 10 am where I'll have a medical assessment, psychological interview and an army interview. If I pass the interview I'll have to take a fitness test, which is a piece of piss (15 pushups, 45 sit ups & 7.5 beep test) and then get sent off for a training camp interstate for 5 weeks.

The reason I applied for the Army Reserves is because I want to keep my civilian job but I want to serve my country and learn new skills. In other developed countries, such as Greece and South Korea all civilians have to undertake military service for 12 months. Although, war and invasion in Australia is unlikely I want to be able to protect my family and country if required.

Good on you mate. Solid move. I would love to do something like this- Army, Police, Fire, etc but with kids I just can't bring myself to do it. Good luck with everything.

Thanks Coges!

My missus wasn't too happy but after I explained that it was part time she reluctantly supports me. Assuming I get in it could take months before I go off to Kapooka but the sooner the better.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 16, 2019, 06:06:42 am
I've been back to work for 3 days. Pretty much got the silent treatment from the managers on Monday (since I told them I wanted to leave before my holiday). The last two days have been better. Job wise there's not much being advertised.

Squat-
60x6
90x4
100x3
110x3
85x9

Pull Ups-
7x4

Treadmill-
I burnt 350 calories but it was a disappointing session.
I ran 11 km/h for 10:30 minutes. After that I attempted to run at 17.7km/h speed for 2:30 minutes but was mentally weak and stopped after 1:45 minutes. Physically I had more in the tank but mentally I just gave up. Maybe I was fatigued from the 10:30 minutes since I usually just walk on the treadmill. Either way disappointing.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on January 16, 2019, 06:40:55 am
3:23 pace is a fast pace to maintain and you haven't been running, don't beat yourself up.

also, it's almost 30s slower per km than eliud kipchoge's WR marathon.  :P :-X  :huh:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 16, 2019, 07:07:17 am
3:23 pace is a fast pace to maintain and you haven't been running, don't beat yourself up.

also, it's almost 30s slower per km than eliud kipchoge's WR marathon.  :P :-X  :huh:

#Motivation
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 18, 2019, 03:32:50 am
Soreness-
Left big toe  :raging:
I didn't log it in my journal but a few weeks ago I was messing around playing basketball and doing a few max effort single leg jumps (left leg). Out of nowhere I went for an attempt and immediately after my toe was sore. It got better within a day or two and has been relatively normal since but at the start of this week when I went back to work it got aggravated again (wearing work shoes). Today it was soo painful. How the fuck am I supposed to lose weight, train or do anything physically productive when I can't even fkn walk...shiiit!

I think I'm just going to rest for a few weeks. Last year I was injured throughout the entire rugby season because I always tried to push through the pain and train and come back as fast as possible, which did nothing but make the injury worse or lead to another one. Fkn hell :raging:

Edit- Rugby pre-season starts tomorrow on 20th Jan but I've messaged the coach and said I won't be at training for a few weeks but will play this season.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 19, 2019, 08:40:50 am
Soreness-
Left big toe  :raging:
I didn't log it in my journal but a few weeks ago I was messing around playing basketball and doing a few max effort single leg jumps (left leg). Out of nowhere I went for an attempt and immediately after my toe was sore. It got better within a day or two and has been relatively normal since but at the start of this week when I went back to work it got aggravated again (wearing work shoes). Today it was soo painful. How the fuck am I supposed to lose weight, train or do anything physically productive when I can't even fkn walk...shiiit!

I think I'm just going to rest for a few weeks. Last year I was injured throughout the entire rugby season because I always tried to push through the pain and train and come back as fast as possible, which did nothing but make the injury worse or lead to another one. Fkn hell :raging:

Edit- Rugby pre-season starts tomorrow on 20th Jan but I've messaged the coach and said I won't be at training for a few weeks but will play this season.

damn that sucks man :/

sounds kinda like turf toe?? if so, turf toe takes a while to heal. i've had it a few times. :/
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 21, 2019, 12:04:32 am
Soreness-
Left big toe  :raging:
I didn't log it in my journal but a few weeks ago I was messing around playing basketball and doing a few max effort single leg jumps (left leg). Out of nowhere I went for an attempt and immediately after my toe was sore. It got better within a day or two and has been relatively normal since but at the start of this week when I went back to work it got aggravated again (wearing work shoes). Today it was soo painful. How the fuck am I supposed to lose weight, train or do anything physically productive when I can't even fkn walk...shiiit!

I think I'm just going to rest for a few weeks. Last year I was injured throughout the entire rugby season because I always tried to push through the pain and train and come back as fast as possible, which did nothing but make the injury worse or lead to another one. Fkn hell :raging:

Edit- Rugby pre-season starts tomorrow on 20th Jan but I've messaged the coach and said I won't be at training for a few weeks but will play this season.

damn that sucks man :/

sounds kinda like turf toe?? if so, turf toe takes a while to heal. i've had it a few times. :/

Yes it could be. I'm not taking any chances.

I had my YOU session for the Army today and progressed to the next stage. Most of the day consisted of filling out forms for security clearances and medical questionnaires. I also sat a 30 minute aptitude test (easy) and a 20 minute math test, which I passed easily. After that I met with a 'career's coach' for about 20 minutes and he just went over the choices I'd made (Infantry & Artillery Light Gunner) and gave me some documents to read and talked about the next stages of the recruitment process. Apparently there's an 18+ month backlog for the Air Force but they are recruiting for Army Reserves so it could take anywhere between weeks and months to get enlisted.

I scored 70/75 in the aptitude test and 25/27 in the math test.

I've applied for 3 full time jobs this year but I haven't heard back from any of them.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 26, 2019, 06:00:03 am
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/24/australia-heatwave-adelaide-breaks-its-all-time-heat-record-hitting-466c

It's been hot in my city!

I've been restraining myself from training due to my toe. It's soo hard. All I've been doing is hundreds of push ups and sit ups in preparation for my initial army fitness test. I've been drinking less alcohol and eating less trying to lose weight. 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 27, 2019, 09:25:11 pm
is the toe improving tho? hopefully it is. that's a rough one. flares up occasionally too for me, but not sideline level.

also that's good news about the military tests! sucks about the backlog tho.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 29, 2019, 06:03:52 am
is the toe improving tho? hopefully it is. that's a rough one. flares up occasionally too for me, but not sideline level.

also that's good news about the military tests! sucks about the backlog tho.

It comes and goes. Overall it has improved but I've become too restless doing nothing. Had a light training session today.

Chin Ups-
bwx10x4

Treadmill-
300 calories including 11:30 minutes at 11.5 km/h.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on January 31, 2019, 06:31:17 am
I got a call from the Defense Force today they want me to come in on the 13th of February for a medical examination and psychological test. If I pass that I'll be enlisted then off to boot camp.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on January 31, 2019, 03:41:20 pm
I got a call from the Defense Force today they want me to come in on the 13th of February for a medical examination and psychological test. If I pass that I'll be enlisted then off to boot camp.

daamn!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 01, 2019, 05:57:59 am
Pull Ups-

7x5

Treadmill-
450 calories including 1:05 minutes at 23km/h & 10 minutes at 12.5 km/h.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 03, 2019, 02:43:00 am
30mx6 ME Sprints

1.6km jog- 9:02 minutes
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 10, 2019, 12:55:08 am
ME Sprints-
7x50m
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 13, 2019, 02:44:03 am
Assessment Day-
The Assessment Day started at 7:45 this morning.

Medical-
First I had a medical where I had a blood test done and a physical examination where I was stripped down to my underwear and had a series of tests done including a testicular check. I had to give a full history of all my medical conditions and hospital visits, which I did. They are now chasing up hospital reports from when I broke my leg and my arm when I was 11 and 14 respectively. I had a hearing test, which I passed. I passed the eyesight test but unfortunately I failed the visual test for colors. I've got color perception problems (mild form of color blindness, which apparently affects 8% of the male population. As a result I failed my medical test for infantry but was able to continue with the recruiting process because my second preference was combat working as an Artillery Gunner.

Psychological-
They gave me a questionnaire to fill out, which had about 30 questions on it where you tick either 'Yes' or 'No'. It was straightforward questions asking about mental state, family mental health history, childhood etc. I got asked about why I wanted to join the army and my motivation. I actually applied for the Army back in 2010 but I withdrew my application at the time so I got questioned about it. I said that at the time I was studying at uni and also re-thought the prospect of being sent away interstate and committing 4 years of my life. But then the psychologist said "but there was another reason wasn't there?". So I answered truthfully and just explained that at the time I was facing court for a few charges  and had to go into very specific detail about all the charges and what was going on in my life at the time. I answered them honestly and went through all the details and took full accountability for everything and explained that I had no convictions and had to explain why I thought that was etc. It's not really a conversation that I like having and I thought I was going to get rejected. However, the Psychologist passed me and said that it would now be up to the Defense Interviewer to see whether I'd be accepted or not.

Defense Interview-
It was a great interview. I'm not a great interviewer as I get nervous and wear my heart on my sleeve but it was easy to build rapport with the interviewer. The psychologist spoke to the interviewer prior to my interview and they also had all my background history but the interviewer congratulated me on my integrity. The rest was easy just asking about myself, why I wanted to join, my knowledge about the role. After the interview finished I had to sit outside for 5 minutes and I got called back in and he asked me how I went and what I could do to improve, which I did. Then he congratulated me and said that I had been accepted as an Artillery Gunner and as soon as I pass the Fitness Test I'll be enlisted.

Cliffs-
I got accepted  :D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on February 13, 2019, 05:38:14 pm
Congratulations mate!!!! That's terrific news.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 14, 2019, 08:45:14 am
Congratulations mate!!!! That's terrific news.

Thanks Coges!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 14, 2019, 03:30:14 pm
Congratulations mate!!!! That's terrific news.

x2

damn man that's awesome. congrats!

awesome recap! :wowthatwasnutswtf:

the interviewer congratulated me on my integrity.

:highfive: :ibsquatting:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: seifullaah73 on February 15, 2019, 11:44:46 am
Great Job Man!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 20, 2019, 06:11:38 am
Thanks brothers! The
I've got a rugby league tournament this weekend. I got selected to play for the 'Australia' team for the All Stars comp this weekend for South Australia against the Indigenous/Pacific Island South Australia team.

We had training today.
Sprints-
30mx5
50mx5
The rest was drills and setting up plays. I don't use a GPS but no doubt I would've covered at least 3 kilometres in jogging and intermittent sprints since the drills and plays went for 2 hours. The comps on this Sunday.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 26, 2019, 06:22:34 am
I've got my Army fitness test in 6 days time so I've literally been doing hundrends of push ups and sit ups in preparation.

The rugby league tournament was disappointing.  We had 4 players that were no shows on the day. It turns out that 2 of them got arrested in the days prior while the other 2 were just uncontactable on the day. I scored a couple of tries but overall we came 3rd out of 4 teams on the day winning 1 game and losing the other 2. It was 37 degrees Celsius on the day so after the first 5 minutes of the 1st game I felt gassed but as the day went on I adapted to the weather and was able to run out the remainder of the games. The pitch was good but there were dry patches so I've got carpet burn scabs on both knees.

The season schedule hasn't been announced yet but the state tournament will be held in June up in Darwin. My ambition is to play state again this year so as soon as I pass the fitness test for the army I'll be requesting to get sent out to Kapooka asap to do my 5 weeks training so I don't miss much of the rugby league season and have a shot at playing state again.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 27, 2019, 05:05:14 am
League training got cancelled tonight as half a dozen players called the coach and said they couldn't make it. I miss playing at the Bulldogs where we used to have 30-50 players twice a week all competing for positions in the pre-season.

Did my own fitness.

150mx5 <20 seconds with 1:30 minute recovery between each 150.
Worked up a sweat but wasn't that strenuous, which was good.

I also received a call from the new league state coach today saying he was impressed by my performance over the weekend. He just said I needed to work on my fitness if I wanted to make the state team this year since wingers play for 80 minutes without a rest. Besides that he just said he wanted to have 'speed on the outside' and he knows I have speed I just need better conditioning. Good motivation.

Edit- It was 40 degrees and driving home from my training right next to the oval I was running at was a 2.5m brown snake lying in the middle of the road. I didn't see it until it was too late and ran over it. Snakes are fkn tough it slithered away as I drove about 200m up the road and did a U-turn to see if I'd killed it. The snake was lurking on the curb next to the foot path seemingly unharmed. Snakes scare the shit out of me!!!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on February 27, 2019, 05:25:51 pm
Edit- It was 40 degrees and driving home from my training right next to the oval I was running at was a 2.5m brown snake lying in the middle of the road. I didn't see it until it was too late and ran over it. Snakes are fkn tough it slithered away as I drove about 200m up the road and did a U-turn to see if I'd killed it. The snake was lurking on the curb next to the foot path seemingly unharmed. Snakes scare the shit out of me!!!

Damn. Brown snakes are no joke.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on February 27, 2019, 10:29:51 pm
Edit- It was 40 degrees and driving home from my training right next to the oval I was running at was a 2.5m brown snake lying in the middle of the road. I didn't see it until it was too late and ran over it. Snakes are fkn tough it slithered away as I drove about 200m up the road and did a U-turn to see if I'd killed it. The snake was lurking on the curb next to the foot path seemingly unharmed. Snakes scare the shit out of me!!!

wtf? that's fucking nuts.

snakes are scary as shit.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 08, 2019, 07:59:59 am
I started a new job on Monday, which I've enjoyed so far but it's only been a week. I sent an email to the Army explaining the situation and they have allowed me to defer my fitness test until the 29th of April.

I've been slack with the gym but I've been going to rugby league training. The season starts in 4 weeks. The numbers have lifted, which is good. We're now up to 26 players so there will be competition for positions. We had 18 players at training tonight so we could actually practice plays and have a productive training session. Off field we've secured a couple of new sponsors this season and retained our existing ones. In 2 weeks we move to a new home ground at Hanson Reserve. Overall the club is heading in a positive direction.

Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on March 08, 2019, 10:52:04 pm
I started a new job on Monday, which I've enjoyed so far but it's only been a week. I sent an email to the Army explaining the situation and they have allowed me to defer my fitness test until the 29th of April.

congrats on the new job man!

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I've been slack with the gym but I've been going to rugby league training. The season starts in 4 weeks. The numbers have lifted, which is good. We're now up to 26 players so there will be competition for positions. We had 18 players at training tonight so we could actually practice plays and have a productive training session. Off field we've secured a couple of new sponsors this season and retained our existing ones. In 2 weeks we move to a new home ground at Hanson Reserve. Overall the club is heading in a positive direction.


ah nice! rugby training sounds pretty good tho, makes slacking in the gym no much of a problem.

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 15, 2019, 06:38:08 am
I started a new job on Monday, which I've enjoyed so far but it's only been a week. I sent an email to the Army explaining the situation and they have allowed me to defer my fitness test until the 29th of April.

congrats on the new job man!

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I've been slack with the gym but I've been going to rugby league training. The season starts in 4 weeks. The numbers have lifted, which is good. We're now up to 26 players so there will be competition for positions. We had 18 players at training tonight so we could actually practice plays and have a productive training session. Off field we've secured a couple of new sponsors this season and retained our existing ones. In 2 weeks we move to a new home ground at Hanson Reserve. Overall the club is heading in a positive direction.


ah nice! rugby training sounds pretty good tho, makes slacking in the gym no much of a problem.

pc!

Thanks adarqui the new job has been very mentally refreshing. I even went 6 days without drinking, which is probably the longest abstinence period I've had for 5 years.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 15, 2019, 06:41:38 am
League Training-
Numbers have increased again. We had 29 players at training and ran through some offensive structures and worked on defense. My body is feeling very fresh atm. No aches, no soreness, no injuries. A rugby league crossbar is 3m high and I can double hand grab it at will. 3 weeks left until our first game.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 22, 2019, 09:01:03 am
League Training-
31 players tonight. Awesome training session.

Yesterday I went for a 7km walk, which took 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on March 29, 2019, 08:39:02 am
League Training-
We're getting more and more players each week. We're only running 1 team this year so there are going to be lots of players that miss out. First game is next Sunday. Training was good tonight. I suffered a corky about 20 minutes into training but trained through it. Feels sore now but should be fine in a couple of days. The reason for the resurgence in numbers is that some of my team mates from the 2017 Bulldogs team have decided to play, which has encouraged other players to come out. We still haven't moved to our new home ground yet but being in a more central location also helps with recruitment. I want to play this wing this season but I have a feeling the coach wants to play me as a fullback or in the centers this season.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 03, 2019, 07:14:57 pm
6 years ago on this day I was working in a meat factory for $20.50 an hour starting at 4am. Every day I would wake up early, get to work and watch the clock and calculate the money in my head. 90 minutes prior to close I'd hose down and clean all the machines, and come home soaking wet smelling like meat. At the time I felt very resentful because I had gone to uni for 4 years, which cost me 40k. Yet here I was underutilised, working in a low paying job, with most of my colleagues barely able to speak English. These days I have a much better job and earn double the amount, but I still feel miserable. 6 years ago if I was in my current position I would feel happy. However, now I still feel underutilised...

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Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: acole14 on April 03, 2019, 10:12:11 pm
6 years ago on this day I was working in a meat factory for $20.50 an hour starting at 4am. Every day I would wake up early, get to work and watch the clock and calculate the money in my head. 90 minutes prior to close I'd hose down and clean all the machines, and come home soaking wet smelling like meat. At the time I felt very resentful because I had gone to uni for 4 years, which cost me 40k. Yet here I was underutilised, working in a low paying job, with most of my colleagues barely able to speak English. These days I have a much better job and earn double the amount, but I still feel miserable. 6 years ago if I was in my current position I would feel happy. However, now I still feel underutilised...

Sorry to hear that mate. Has the new role in the Army not been much fun so far?
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on April 04, 2019, 06:27:49 pm
6 years ago on this day I was working in a meat factory for $20.50 an hour starting at 4am. Every day I would wake up early, get to work and watch the clock and calculate the money in my head. 90 minutes prior to close I'd hose down and clean all the machines, and come home soaking wet smelling like meat. At the time I felt very resentful because I had gone to uni for 4 years, which cost me 40k. Yet here I was underutilised, working in a low paying job, with most of my colleagues barely able to speak English. These days I have a much better job and earn double the amount, but I still feel miserable. 6 years ago if I was in my current position I would feel happy. However, now I still feel underutilised...

(https://scontent.fadl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/55832993_2008396802613492_5586592733616668672_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_eui2=AeFVZfcxnS6BvL-XuITo6VENLtexkcLYOk5Mjn9x1MY0eNgqCm492BnhBUUd5AR-YrN_X7hrmoPQYXNsR7dytpFNYQaK_A7ozvHKT1GufdJ9Vg&_nc_ht=scontent.fadl5-1.fna&oh=73bbed3907bb6fce17d7153eac691580&oe=5D4C1E0D)

Mate depression sucks. Remember to reach out here if you need to vent or talk to anyone.

Also from this point of view, be it from a distance, you've undergone a pretty remarkable shift in your life from back then to now. You should be proud of the changes you've made and what lies in front of you.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: seifullaah73 on April 05, 2019, 09:52:25 am
Sorry to hear about your situation. It can be difficult but this is the time where you succeed or fail where you put all your effort to pass this hurdle.  :ibsquatting: sticking point in life.

What are your goals sports wise as well as life wise. When you work without life goals it can be difficult e.g. if I was running and I knew where I had to stop it would be easier than running without knowing where you have to stop than you think I am running aimlessly and there is no end so you stop there and then.

Make goals > change life around it > go for it
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 10, 2019, 10:21:48 am
Thanks brother!

We had our first game of the season and won convincingly 60-16.

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I scored a couple of tries and got named as one of the "stand out performances of Round 1".

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Unfortunately with about 10 minutes to go of the game my left Achilles Tendon played up again so I'm going to be out for a couple of weeks while I let it rest  :(

I'm number 4.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 17, 2019, 09:24:49 am
My team won 24-0 against the Roosters on the weekend  ;D

I have been treating my achilles conservatively so haven't been training. I will commence training again next week.

I caught up with a friend for dinner tonight. He's a couple of years younger than me and he started hanging out with me and my circle of friends when we were 15. At the time he was an innocent kid from a good family who never drank, smoked or touched drugs. I've never done drugs either (excluding alcohol as a drug). Unfortunately I feel like we led him astray because soon after he started hanging out with us, he started doing all of those things. Tonight I saw him and he was on meth and proudly telling me about selling drugs and who he was going to bash over unpaid ticks (drug debts)  :( 

The sad thing is about 4 years ago I lent him money  as he had sold all of his possessions to get drugs. At the time I lectured him about making better decisions and avoiding drugs, which he promised me he would. 12 months ago he came to me begging for help because people were after him. I told him I would not give him money but I would stand by him as I knew the people who he owed money to and I resolved the situation without anybody getting physically hurt. Once again I lectured him about the dangers of the drug industry and how he has an opportunity with his life to turn it around...it obviously fell on deaf ears.

As a drunk it sounds hypocritical but I wish he would get his shit together. I'm not the kind of person to walk away from long time friends but when people refuse to change it makes friendships difficult. As a realist his situation does not look good. Apart from me and 1 or 2 childhood friends all of his friends / acquaintances are career criminals and junkies. His family abandoned him 4 years ago and he currently lives in a squalor share house with 4 others who also have drug habits. With the quantities that he is now dealing with I'm certain that it will only be a matter of time before he is in for a long prison stint...the irony is that he cannot even see that he is a junkie and has a serious problem as he views himself as a dealer  :uhhhfacepalm:
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 17, 2019, 10:01:09 am
Professional AFL player talking about injury
https://www.facebook.com/PortAdelaideFC/videos/362025151079030/?t=170
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 25, 2019, 06:49:55 am
I got asked to play in the City team but declined due to my Achilles so I missed the cut for the game on Saturday.

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Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on April 25, 2019, 09:38:34 am
sux :/ smart move tho.

keep healing up.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 26, 2019, 05:44:36 am
sux :/ smart move tho.

keep healing up.

I've started doing the Hakan Alfredson’s heel drop protocol.
https://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-pain/achilles-pain/achilles-tendonitis-exercises
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on April 29, 2019, 05:31:48 am
29th April I had my fitness for the Army and I passed.

Minimum requirements:
15 Push Ups
45 Sit Ups
7.5 Beep Test

I did 35 push ups, 50 sit ups and 7.7 in the beep test. I could've done much better in the beep test but didn't push myself. As soon as I got over 7.5 I was content.

Now just have to wait for them to contact me for enlistment  ;D
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on April 29, 2019, 09:22:06 am
29th April I had my fitness for the Army and I passed.

Minimum requirements:
15 Push Ups
45 Sit Ups
7.5 Beep Test

I did 35 push ups, 50 sit ups and 7.7 in the beep test. I could've done much better in the beep test but didn't push myself. As soon as I got over 7.5 I was content.

hah nice.

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Now just have to wait for them to contact me for enlistment  ;D

good stuff man, pretty close now.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 01, 2019, 08:11:57 am
WOW! I went to league training tonight. I rocked up late and missed the warm up due to work. I didn't listen to my body I probably should not have trained at all. As soon as I sprinted my left Achilles gave way and I pulled up sore. Back to limping and completely ruined my last 3 weeks of rehab. I've spent hundreds of dollars on physios but now it's back to square 1. This season is deja vu. Last season my whole season was ruined because of injury. 2019 it's the same. I'm just embarrassed and disappointed with how fkn injury prone my body is, particularly my legs. I just play rugby league for fun but it's fkn mentally draining as well as the physical toll. I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on May 01, 2019, 09:30:54 am
shiiiiiiiit. shit.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Coges on May 01, 2019, 07:41:40 pm
Dude...
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 02, 2019, 11:58:26 am
Yeah it sucks but I'm used to it =:=
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on May 05, 2019, 10:29:01 am
damn :/

really sucks man.

I just play rugby league for fun but it's fkn mentally draining as well as the physical toll. I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this...

I can relate. It's not a good spot to be in.

Before any of you knew me, I was a hoop addict - this was way before I was on forums etc. I had been dedicated to basketball since probably age 8, through ~22 years old (around 2004-2005 or so). From probably ~14 years old onwards, I couldn't stop getting injured. Broken fingers & arms, bad muscle tears & strains, tendinitis, contusions, lacerations on my head (tho not too many sprains - bionic ankles *ninja*). Just got so annoying that I finally stopped playing basketball. It was really hard for me to "quit", but it had been brewing for years. Every time i'd get back to 100%, then get injured again, i'd think maybe I should be putting this energy into something else. The good news is, I found other stuff (safer and just as fun, or more fun).

edit: I think my timeline was:
basketball (14 years, injuries/quit) + boxing (2 years, injuries/quit), + dunking (4 years, quit), getting fat (3 years), running (4 years through current)
but I eventually realized, it's more like: running (14 + 2 + 4 + 4) :ninja:
my lesson learned: stay away from contact sports.

Anyway, i'm definitely not saying you should retire or anything - that's 100% up to you obviously. But, when it gets to the point where it's becoming a serious mental drain/stress, it might make sense to step away for a while & focus on something that's challenging but will also keep you healthy for a considerable amount of time.

You didn't hurt yourself actually playing rugby, but - you did rush your recovery to practice for the league. That's one of the big problems I find with team sports & such - once you get in that team mindset, you'll do things that you know you shouldn't because you don't want to let down your teammates etc. Take care of yourself first & foremost.

Heal up man!

pc!
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 09, 2019, 10:34:48 am
6 years ago on this day I was working in a meat factory for $20.50 an hour starting at 4am. Every day I would wake up early, get to work and watch the clock and calculate the money in my head. 90 minutes prior to close I'd hose down and clean all the machines, and come home soaking wet smelling like meat. At the time I felt very resentful because I had gone to uni for 4 years, which cost me 40k. Yet here I was underutilised, working in a low paying job, with most of my colleagues barely able to speak English. These days I have a much better job and earn double the amount, but I still feel miserable. 6 years ago if I was in my current position I would feel happy. However, now I still feel underutilised...

Sorry to hear that mate. Has the new role in the Army not been much fun so far?

I haven't started the Army yet. Just waiting for the call but unfortunately I'm not much use atm with a busted Achilles. It's been over a week and I still can't walk without pain. Mentally I've pulled the pin for this season, which has been good. I'm still going out to watch the games but I'm not attending training's and have let my coach / team know the situation. I'm sure I'll get the bug to play again as soon as I'm fit but for now it's been good not worrying about when I can potentially play again.

In terms of the job I started a new role within the same department (for less pay) in March. Ultimately I still have to report to the same management though and apart from being in a different location the same problems still exist. I have no confidence in HR as they work closely with management and don't seem to place much emphasis on confidentiality. They are aware of there being problems within our department but it's easier for them to turn a blind eye. Of people that I know of who have complained to HR they have been scapegoated by management and made out to be 'troublemakers'. These people are then monitored and performance managed at the first opportunity until they either quit or get fired. Apologies if anybody works in HR here but from my experience they have done more harm then good and tend to side with management over employees.

The first thing you learn in business is that high sick leave and high staff turnover are the signs of low staff morale and or poor management. My department has had a staff turnover of close to 40% in the last 12 months and we regularly have high amounts of sick leave. Last year they realised turnover was a problem so they employed most of the workers as permanent employees. Yet half of them still left because it's a toxic environment and I can't wait to get out of there. When I first started in this department 18 months ago I always wondered why one of my colleagues appeared so apathetic and cynical. I now understand completely how she feels and being passionless and emotionally detached is the easiest way to survive from one day to the next.

I have been looking for jobs since December but have only actually applied for about 12 jobs, but each application is improving. I have my first job interview this Monday so hopefully I can get an offer. If not I'll keep applying. The reason for the low amount of applications is that I really don't want to take a step backwards career wise. Also the majority of jobs are all casual or contract positions, which offer less job security then what I have now. Hopefully with the end of the financial year more jobs will start being advertised and I'll find something. Until then I'm biting my tongue and surviving day to day.


Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on May 17, 2019, 06:35:11 am
my gf spent a year in an absolutely toxic work situation, which she finally got out of when she quit last month. a big part of the drain on her energy and mood was the constant self-doubt, wondering if it was just her shortcomings that meant she wasn't performing as well as she expected of herself or doing as much as she was being asked to do. that was never the case: she's brilliant at the responsibilities she had (although they're not her first choice of professional work) but the company she worked for was shambolic in the extreme, not to mention corrupt. (by the way, folks: do your due diligence before you donate money to a nonprofit.) it was a strange relief when she realized that one of the only coworkers she respected told her that she was crying every day out of frustration.

not the same situation as yours in the details but sounds similarly shitty. good luck getting out of there.

also, yeah: i do not regret "retiring" from competitive ultimate. i was never as good at it as you are at rugby but i had a couple of years of being a respectable player before the sixth ankle sprain just pushed me over the edge. playing pick-up now, in tennis shoes rather than cleats, is just good fun. if i were you i'd think seriously about hanging up your cleats and sticking to activities that are less likely to derail you for months at a time.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on May 17, 2019, 08:40:16 am
my gf spent a year in an absolutely toxic work situation, which she finally got out of when she quit last month. a big part of the drain on her energy and mood was the constant self-doubt, wondering if it was just her shortcomings that meant she wasn't performing as well as she expected of herself or doing as much as she was being asked to do. that was never the case: she's brilliant at the responsibilities she had (although they're not her first choice of professional work) but the company she worked for was shambolic in the extreme, not to mention corrupt. (by the way, folks: do your due diligence before you donate money to a nonprofit.) it was a strange relief when she realized that one of the only coworkers she respected told her that she was crying every day out of frustration.

not the same situation as yours in the details but sounds similarly shitty. good luck getting out of there.

also, yeah: i do not regret "retiring" from competitive ultimate. i was never as good at it as you are at rugby but i had a couple of years of being a respectable player before the sixth ankle sprain just pushed me over the edge. playing pick-up now, in tennis shoes rather than cleats, is just good fun. if i were you i'd think seriously about hanging up your cleats and sticking to activities that are less likely to derail you for months at a time.

I'll be grateful once I get out of my work environment. I don't doubt my skills. I can type at close to 100 WMP and I'm meticulous with reading and actioning my emails, and I always complete projects within deadlines and am a proactive employee. Most of the criticism I receive is due to my role as a supervisor with management complaining about mistakes that my staff make or areas of operation not being adequately back-filled. In terms of back-fill we are running on skeleton staff due to fiscal constraints so whenever we have planned or unplanned leave it's a matter of robbing Peter to pay Paul. If I'm aware of planned leave I'll communicate to management two weeks prior with the plan of covering the area. At the time they'll have no issues with the plan but on the day they'll complain that their area isn't adequately covered and question my decision making ability. In terms of mistakes made by staff it's often due to conflicting advice from management. For example they will ask me to tell my staff to call them whenever customers want to discuss 'x'. Yet later they will complain that they are receiving too many calls from my staff referring customers to them for 'x'. However, if my staff don't transfer the calls to them about 'x' they will complain that they didn't receive the call about 'x'...

My interview on Monday went well. However, I am still yet to hear back on whether I have the job or not.

As far as rugby league goes I'm not going to play this year. Once my Achilles recovers I'm going to focus on building up my fitness again and getting back to the gym. My fitness goals will be more lifestyle orientated, such as losing 30lbs.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on May 17, 2019, 08:58:31 am
yeah that sounds familiar. put. everything. in. writing.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 01, 2019, 09:32:20 am
5 weeks later and I'm still having intense Achilles pain. I can barely walk without limping. I had an ultrasound done and they confirmed that the Achilles was still in tact (not ruptured) but noted that there was a severe amount of inflammation, which is evident just looking at my Achilles. 38 pictures have been sent to my GP so I'll have to go and follow up with the GP on the best management practice. The radiologist noted that the inflammation was right where the Achilles and Heel connect, which is bad as wearing shoes constantly aggravates the injury and prolongs recovery time. As soon as I take my shoes off I feel instant relief.

 
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 01, 2019, 06:46:01 pm
5 weeks later and I'm still having intense Achilles pain. I can barely walk without limping. I had an ultrasound done and they confirmed that the Achilles was still in tact (not ruptured) but noted that there was a severe amount of inflammation, which is evident just looking at my Achilles. 38 pictures have been sent to my GP so I'll have to go and follow up with the GP on the best management practice. The radiologist noted that the inflammation was right where the Achilles and Heel connect, which is bad as wearing shoes constantly aggravates the injury and prolongs recovery time. As soon as I take my shoes off I feel instant relief.

damn man that sucks :/

sounds like solving that shoe problem is a big priority.

for runners, Mo Farah used to (maybe still does?) cut the back of his shoes to prevent that friction.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 09, 2019, 08:20:02 am
Ultrasound Findings:
There is a disruption of the deeper fibers of the Achilles tendon insertion with focal hypo echogenicity, hyperaemia at the distal tendon insertion extending over approximately 2cm in length. There is an increased echogenicity and hyperaemia also noted in the retrocalcaneal fat.
No fluid collection / haematoma are identified in the posterior calf.

Conclusion:
Disruption of the deeper fibers of plantaris tendon at the distal insertion with association inflammatory changes.

5 weeks later and my Achilles is still fucked. I've now been placed on a waiting list to see an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 09, 2019, 10:51:07 am
Ultrasound Findings:
There is a disruption of the deeper fibers of the Achilles tendon insertion with focal hypo echogenicity, hyperaemia at the distal tendon insertion extending over approximately 2cm in length. There is an increased echogenicity and hyperaemia also noted in the retrocalcaneal fat.
No fluid collection / haematoma are identified in the posterior calf.

Conclusion:
Disruption of the deeper fibers of plantaris tendon at the distal insertion with association inflammatory changes.

5 weeks later and my Achilles is still fucked. I've now been placed on a waiting list to see an Orthopedic Surgeon.

damn man that really sucks. how long do waiting lists like that usually take?

also: is there anything you can do to just promote overall healing/recovery, without directly stressing it? ie increasing blood flow via stationary bike etc.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: Mutumbo000 on June 09, 2019, 07:32:42 pm
Ultrasound Findings:
There is a disruption of the deeper fibers of the Achilles tendon insertion with focal hypo echogenicity, hyperaemia at the distal tendon insertion extending over approximately 2cm in length. There is an increased echogenicity and hyperaemia also noted in the retrocalcaneal fat.
No fluid collection / haematoma are identified in the posterior calf.

Conclusion:
Disruption of the deeper fibers of plantaris tendon at the distal insertion with association inflammatory changes.

5 weeks later and my Achilles is still fucked. I've now been placed on a waiting list to see an Orthopedic Surgeon.

damn man that really sucks. how long do waiting lists like that usually take?

also: is there anything you can do to just promote overall healing/recovery, without directly stressing it? ie increasing blood flow via stationary bike etc.

The GP said about 2 years waiting time in the public system. If I go private it could be a few weeks.

Good suggestions with the promoting overall healing / recovering. I should start going to the gym and using the stationery bike. Also just lifestyle factors like not drinking as drinking thins the blood and inhibits recovery time.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: adarqui on June 09, 2019, 10:20:51 pm
Ultrasound Findings:
There is a disruption of the deeper fibers of the Achilles tendon insertion with focal hypo echogenicity, hyperaemia at the distal tendon insertion extending over approximately 2cm in length. There is an increased echogenicity and hyperaemia also noted in the retrocalcaneal fat.
No fluid collection / haematoma are identified in the posterior calf.

Conclusion:
Disruption of the deeper fibers of plantaris tendon at the distal insertion with association inflammatory changes.

5 weeks later and my Achilles is still fucked. I've now been placed on a waiting list to see an Orthopedic Surgeon.

damn man that really sucks. how long do waiting lists like that usually take?

also: is there anything you can do to just promote overall healing/recovery, without directly stressing it? ie increasing blood flow via stationary bike etc.

The GP said about 2 years waiting time in the public system. If I go private it could be a few weeks.

daaamn. :/

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Good suggestions with the promoting overall healing / recovering. I should start going to the gym and using the stationery bike. Also just lifestyle factors like not drinking as drinking thins the blood and inhibits recovery time.

yup. do it.
Title: Re: Party's Over!
Post by: LBSS on June 13, 2019, 06:28:21 am
two years to wait for surgery in the public system? yeesh. i wonder what non-emergency ortho waiting times are like on medicaid (public insurance only for low-income/poor people) in the US.

how much would the private surgery cost? and do you have insurance that would cover it or would it be out of pocket?