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I work on a computer all day long... Commute to work by car... Not much opportunity to walk, which used to help a lot to keep my weight under control.
Well, I love to eat. I like to snack all the time!!! I usually lose the fat relatively easily but struggle to keep it off.
This time I will try intermittent fasting for the first time.
Let's see if I will succeed this time!!!
Getting rid of emotional eating and making cardio workouts a habit...
Reducing my body fat percentage to 15%.
- Learn to enjoy workout.
- Eat right.
- Sleep early, get up early.
- Keep the mood positive no matter what.
- Mild/no deficiency of calories, almost like maintaining, but not quite.
- Lifting heavy weights 2x a week.
- Mountain biking 1x a week
- Running 2x a week
- Taking 2 rest days a week
I am a lover of science fiction everything. Fond of computers, programming, mathematics, physics and engineering. Chemistry was never a favorite, I don't know why. May be because it is some type of physics where the focus is on a reduced subset of phenomena? (Chemists will probably get angry at this point).
| Body Fat %: 23.7
Thanks for stopping by the blog! You're right, sometimes, we can't isolate why we feel "off", and sometimes it's just best to take a day or two to try to revitalize ourselves! Have a great week!
1373 days ago
"I wonder what weights your are lifting, given that you are not failing at all... My squat failed for the first time at 77.5kgs. Previously my standing OH press had failed at 42.5kgs. I am yet to fail at bench press (largest I have gone so far is 55kgs), barbell rows (largest so far is 65kgs) and dead lift (largest is 95kgs).
You're doing better than me at squat.. I had to build up from the bar because of my knee. I've been gentle and it seems to have worked. I don't think in this round of the routine I will fail on squats because the weak point is still my fear of the knee - although squats have made it a lot, lot better.
Deadlift is odd. I did that instead of squats really and it's always been my favorite lift. I'm a long way from failure on 5x5 but I think my first failures will be at 125kg.
OH press is hard to judge. Form is too easy to lose but I think it's bad at around 52kg on 5x5
Benchpress is upper body - A lot of my early training was upper body so 70 kg is uncomfortable but doable (5x5)
Rows - I do power clean instead but again these were a little limited by the knee so I am coming up from an empty bar over months so in comparison it would be quite low.
At the end of the day it doesn't matter how much you lift - it just has to be a little more than you lifted last time. I doubt, for example, I'll be pushing deadlift much past 160kg ever.. there's no point. You can run into joint problems and injury too easily. Although muscles grow.. joints and bones are less accommodating.
I am surprised about he recover time effect. It actually seems that I am getting stronger and faster with much less exercise.. On reflection though, this is how I trained as an athlete.. few, short intense sessions...
1378 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my "Bike Upgrade" status. The new crank, cassette, tires, wheels, stem, pedals and saddle cost $710. My Specialized Camber Comp now far more comfortable and performs like it should. Now in addition to being quick and maneverable, the bike is also fast! The bike is now lighter and stronger.
1382 days ago
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I absolutely know that forgiveness is not the same as forgetting.. I struggle with that that everyday for years now.. I can only hope that the memory will fade in time.
1387 days ago
Thanks for your great comment on my blog and helping me with the dumbbell squats. I was doing the squats with the dumbbells on my shoulders as you suggest, but I still feel that it is very different from the ones I was doing at the gym with the barbell. The balance seems to be a much bigger issue with the dumbbells. So I thought that maybe, I was doing something wrong. I will try to read a little more about it and, I guess, I will figure it out with time. Have a good one!
1390 days ago