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11-24-2009, 12:43 AM
 
Agreed your workouts are really coming along. Hopefully I'll catch ya some day!
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11-26-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Thanks Guys!

Been on the road driving up to North Carolina for Thanksgiving. In Preparation for the Upcoming Feast, I pushed it a little today.

Thanksgiving Day 11/25/09
Walked the dogs around a local park for a little over a mile, some jogging some walking.
Then untimed GUTS:
Military PU 50
Atlas Situp 50
Military PU 50
Tiger Bend Squat 300
Military PU 50
Atlas Situp 50
Military PU 50
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm

Finished in just under 35 minutes.

And I am pooped. Thought about saving a little in the gas tank for tomorrow, but Tomorrow will just have to take care of itself. Mostly because I have toppled off of the Good Eating bandwagon and have been a little for this week and I don't really see myself getting back under control today. It would be nice though. I'm getting tired of stuffing myself, or just plan old eating junk and feeling tired.
That's a big part of getting control, getting digusted with your current behavior.
We also watched "The Biggest Loser-Where are they now?" last night. My wife and I find the show quite motivating, especially as people who have lost a bunch of weight and have done really well with keeping it off. It's tougher right now with the pregnancy and the holidays, but we are doing OK, and things will get better.
Now, quit reading the forum and go have a great Thanksgiving weekend!!
 
 
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11-30-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Holiday eating wise, I quit eating past the point of comfort, but still ate or sampled whatever I wanted. More comfort, less guilt, pants fit better. It's not the best Holiday plan, but it's better than no plan at all.

11/27/09 Saturday
Timed GUTS
Military PU 50.....1 min
Atlas Situp 40....3 min
Military PU 50.....1min
Tiger Bend Squat 300....12 mins
Military PU 50.....1min
Atlas Situp 40....3mins
Military PU 25.....1min
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm...4 mins

And I was spent. Quite sweaty too. Definitely not a quick workout to do right before a party or important meeting.

Back to normal.

Monday 11/30/09

Atlas III PU 38
Atlas Situp 40
Tiger Bend Squat 300
Atlas Situp 40
Atlas III PU 35
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

For inquiring minds, I do not think I perform all 300 TBS in one set. There is a 2 second break every 10 reps, for a change in foot position. After 60 reps, breathe for 10 seconds, then continue.
So if a 2 second break counts as the end of a set, then I take 30 sets.
If a 10 second break counts as the end, then I take 5 sets.
If not, then it's one set.
 
 
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12-04-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Tried something different Tuesday

12/01/09 Tuesday
Reverse GUTS
Pullups.....10
Bridge.....2 mins
Pullups....9
KB Swing.....175 in 12 mins
Pullups....10
Bridge....2 mins
Pullups....6
Windmill...20 per side

See? All posterior chain/pulling movements. Pull ups have not suffered from a break, looks like GUTS delivers.

12/02/09 Wednesday
Atlas III PU 34
Atlas Situp 35
Tiger Bend Squat 300
Atlas Situp 30
Atlas III PU 30
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

Switched from two chairs and a bar stool two one chair and pushup handles. Really increased the decline, which made the whole thing hurt more.

Thursday, catered to Pregnant woman.

12/04/09 Friday
Atlas III PU 35
Atlas Situp 35
Tiger Bend Squat 333!!!!!!!!
Atlas Situp 30
Atlas III PU 30
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

We'll see if I can walk tomorrow.....
 
 
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12-05-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Cliffa74. how heavy of a kettelbell do you use for your swings, that sounds interesting, keep up the great work.
 
 
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12-07-2009, 07:32 PM
 
1 pood kettlebell= 35 pounds. Not for everyone, and not part of GUTS. AND, I know, we are a bodyweight/ISO/DVR/DSR/self resistance forum. I hesitated to mention it, but I believe in being honest. It is what I'm doing.
Besides, we could really split hairs and say that Tee's/Belts/Chairs are exercise equipment too. *sigh* And while that could be a fun discussion, I am not here to pick a fight with anybody.

Anyhoo

12/05/09 Saturday
Pullups.....10
Windmills....15
KB Swing...200
Windmills...15
Pullups....10
Bridge....5 mins!!!!!

12/07/09 Monday
Atlas III PU 35
Atlas Situp 35
Tiger Bend Squat 300
Atlas Situp 35
Atlas III PU 33
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

Coming along.....

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12-09-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Had TWO Christmas parties yesterday. Gastronomical damage occurred. Well, ok, I didn't explode like on Monty Python, but felt close at times. Did I mention I'm a lifetime Weight Watcher's member? Yeah, they aren't really crowing about that either right now.


12/08/09 Tuesday completed in 24 minutes
Pullups.....12
Windmills....20
KB Swing...200
Windmills...20
Pullups....10
Bridge....3 mins

12/09/09 Wednesday
Atlas III PU 35
Atlas Situp 35
Tiger Bend Squat 300
Atlas Situp 35
Atlas III PU 35
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

I've been adding ISO's to the end of the final set of Milo's. Like I'm mad at myself or something.

When I can keep my eating clean for a whole week or so, I'll shed alot of bloat, and take some pictures. Or take my measurements, or both. Before the holiday stompling I gave my diet this week, I was weighing around 190 pounds, but my clothes were fitting like they did when I was around 183#.
Or perhaps I'm deluding myself.
Probably that last one.
 
 
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12-10-2009, 06:47 PM
 
And we keep moving.

12/10/09 Thursday
Pullups.....10
Windmills....20
KB Swing...225
Windmills...20
Pullups....11
Bridge....3 mins

completed in 24 minutes.


I think I'm going to lay off the KB for a bit. It's really working my lower back muscles, currently in a good way. But I'm really wore out after this version, instead of the Standard GUTS workout, which is invigorating.
I think Single leg Romanian Deadlifts (no weights) will be a good substitute.
 
 
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12-11-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Low energy for the....everything really. Workout included. Work was draining today.

12/11/09 Friday
Atlas III PU 20
Atlas Situp 30
Tiger Bend Squat 350
Atlas Situp 30
Atlas III PU 43
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in a little over 24 minutes due to transitions and doggies. But time limits were observed for the exercises.

I will lay off the training for the weekend, catch up some on some

And may try some other protocol for next week, set GUTS aside for a time. Or try a GUTS altrenative scheme. Just something different. Mental/physical plateau thing.

Merry Christmas!
 
 
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12-15-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Took an aerobics class at the gym. Cardio intervals/Step kinda thing. Nice hour long workout, the abs section was ALOT easier than it used to be.
Not sure what I'm going to do tomorrow, might take the day off again.

Remember kids, recovery is also important!!
 
 
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