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  • Today's workout:

    Tabatas x 4, 1 minute rest in between. Done on rowing machine,

    Felt good, but the kicked my ass. This was my first time using a Concept 2 rower. I have heard a lot about them. I like them. I hope they have one at my gym back home. The gym there keeps all the cardio stuff in a separate room, and I have only used the weight room side. Besides, I've been on these fucking training trips for so long I've forgotten what that gym looks like. I actually like this gym and will kind of miss it when I'm gone. I go back home tomorrow and don't have to come back until the second week in January(but then I'm back down here again for about the whole month).
    My blog: My Primal Adventure

    "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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    • So if you want to see raised eye brows at the grocery check out line, just show up with the following items: 10 lbs of ground bison, 20 lbs of various cuts of beef, 3 lbs of butter, 4 pints of heavy cream, 2 big jars of coconut oil, and a big thing of pink Himalayan sea salt.

      Good times.

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      My blog: My Primal Adventure

      "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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      • Mmmm... buttered bison. Aw yee-ah.
        August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

        I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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        • Originally posted by Patrick View Post
          Mmmm... buttered bison. Aw yee-ah.
          That's what I'm talkin' about!

          Today's workout:

          Whole lot o' deadlifts. Worked my way up to 365 x 1. I attempted 375(twice) but it wasn't happening. I had to laugh at a couple of guys must have done at least a dozen different types of bicep curls. In the entire weight room not a leg was being trained.
          My blog: My Primal Adventure

          "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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          • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
            In the entire weight room not a leg was being trained.
            Oh, what a shame. There's nothing nicer than a guy's muscular leg (from a gal's point of view!)

            Way to rock the deadlifts, Dave!

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            • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
              Oh, what a shame. There's nothing nicer than a guy's muscular leg (from a gal's point of view!)

              Way to rock the deadlifts, Dave!
              Thanks Goldie. I think it's a matter of not looking lopsided. Lopsided is not attractive. Why people want to be that way is a mystery to me. Besides, how can you be strong if the biggest muscles in your body are so weak? For me anyway, it's more about strength than size. With strength comes the muscle you like to look at, while helping all the other aspects of your life.
              My blog: My Primal Adventure

              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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              • I want agility, flexibility, balance and power. To be honest, if I could find a place and go without feeling like an ass, I'd be taking gymnastics and dance. The end. Those guys are built all insane-like (and let's not even get started on the women -- da-amn). Also, there ain't no woman on Earth who doesn't like a man who can dance. . . and do flips. And flip-dance! (That's a thing, right?)

                Actually, capoeira would kick ass, too, if there was a place to learn it in Ottawa.

                But I agree with you, I'm pretty much OCD about symmetry and proportion. I'd go nuts if I had a ginormous upper body and scrawny 11-year-old skater dooood legs.
                August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                • Merry Christmas, Skink.

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                  • Thanks Sabine, same to you.

                    Patrick, I'm in agreement with you. I include all those as part of strength. Dancing makes you strong. Fighting makes you strong. MovNat and body weight stuff will all get you strong. After going to the ballet, I would consider them some of the strongest athletes i have seen. True strength comes from having the total package. I, personally, want to be Batman.

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                    My blog: My Primal Adventure

                    "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                    • I second your Batman sentiment!
                      August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                      I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                      • Wonder Woman!

                        Merry Christmas, Dave.
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                        • Hope everyone had a good christmas. I had a good time, but stayed up too late and ate too much crap. It's time to get the diet back under control. It seem like lately I have using my "carb refeeds" as an excuse to binge on junk(lots of ice is no good, even when it is a high quality ice cream), and the waist line is starting to show it. The thing is, I do need the carbs, and more than just one day a week. I feel better in my workouts with them, and seem to recover faster. So here is the plan: on non-workout days I will stay on the low to moderate side, and on workout days I'll aim for 150-250 grams of carbs. I will just keep them to better sources. Today was a workout day, so I had a big bowl of rice along with some rotisserie chicken. i would guestimate that at about 150 grams. I may have some macadamia nuts later and bump it up a little more, but we''ll see..still kinda full.

                          Today's workout:

                          Squats and deadlifts, a bunch of each.

                          Went a little lighter on the squats so I could go heavier in the deadlifts. It seem that 365 is a sticking point at the moment. I felt pretty good at 365 and thought I could do more. Did I try for 370 or 375? No, that would have made since. I decided to try 385. That was a great big nope. Sometimes I think my grip is giving out before my body is. I'm thinking of getting straps for the heavier lifts. I will still work on getting my grip strength caught up, but I don't want to stop getting stronger everywhere else. I will only break the straps out for the heaviest lifts. It doesn't help that now that I am back working out in the community center there is no chalk for gripping the bar(i guess they don't want the mess). I was getting spoiled with the out-of-town gym I was going to. At the community center I am quickly developing a corner of the gym that is mine. I clear a little area and deadlift. I don't think too many people do them in there. They also only have steel plates and no bumper plates, so I make a little noise putting the bar down. If it were a Planet Fitness, I'm sure I would have been kicked out by now.

                          So to recap:
                          1. lifting is good
                          2. I'd like a better equipped gym
                          3. Need a stronger grip and some chalk for the hands
                          4. Will be following more of a carb back-loading method, but with clean PB foods

                          more later as I think about it.
                          My blog: My Primal Adventure

                          "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                          • Today's workout:

                            Upper body circuit - 5 rounds as fast as possible

                            20 push-ups
                            10 pull-ups
                            8 KB overhead press each side
                            10 body rows

                            3 sets of 10 bicep curl and 10 tricep extensions.

                            We actually had some sun today and temps in the mid 50's. I had gone outside to play with the kids and decided on an impromptu workout. it was tougher than it sounds. Doing tricep extensions on the rings also works your abs pretty good...who knew?

                            Now we're getting ready to head out to get some dinner. Going to get some steak. Everyone is tired of leftovers.
                            My blog: My Primal Adventure

                            "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                            • Today's workout:

                              Bulgarian bag squats, 4 x 50
                              One arm bulgarian bag overhead press, 4 x 8 each side
                              Bulgarian bag step-ups, 3 x 10 each side
                              Chin-ups, 4 x 10

                              I was going to go the gym and get a real workout in, but the family wanted to start the new year festivities early. I think it went pretty well even without the heavy weights. of course, when I say "festivities" it isn't the excitement the rest of you will be up to. It will consist of playing board games, wearing silly hats, making noise, watching the Twilight Zone marathon(my 8 year old's idea), and, of course, eating lots of non-primal food. Oh well, back on track tomorrow.

                              HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
                              My blog: My Primal Adventure

                              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                              • Today's workout:

                                Bulgarian bag squats, 4 x 50
                                Bulgarian 1 arm overhead press, 4 x 10 each side
                                Bulgarian bag step ups, 3 x 10 each side
                                Chin-ups. 4 x 10

                                Another indoor workout at home. I was going to go to the gym and it was supposed to be squat and deadlift day. Unfortunately, we got hit with a big-ass snow storm and ruined my plans. The roads were getting pretty shitty after work, so I just came home. Considering the limitations i still got a good workout in. Dinner was steak with salt a pepper done with a quick seer in really hot coconut oil, and 2 cups of rice.

                                So, I'm sure that everyone has heard all the resistant starch talk going around. I was listening to a podcast with Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser talking about it. It seems like everything is now being linked to gut health and your microbiome. I think I will do my own experiment and see what happens. A bag of potato starch cost less than 5 bucks, so even if I see nothing different I won't have that much invested.
                                My blog: My Primal Adventure

                                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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