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Catdance62s Log


#1

Ok, I decided to post my training log. Afer a couple surgeries last year and some serious family emergency issues which put my training on the back burner, I am back at it. I've been working out in some form or fashion and have been dedicated to health and fitness almost all my adult life. I'm a former Crossfitter/Olympic Lifter most recently (I may go back to CF 3 days a week in addition to my other gym work), but was a runner/gymrat for many years prior to that. I am trying to gain muscle and lose fat and get back where I was before May 2014, which is when all that personal stuff happened. Currently I am utilizing the Simple No-Machines workout from here, but I am going to design a training program for myself when I am done with that.

I am mildly interested in Masters figure competition; I believe I have the determination and discipline required. I would love to bodybuild, but I am a true ectomorph and putting on weight/muscle does not come easily. I am also heavily tattooed, being in the industry for almost 30 years, so that might also be a drawback to getting on stage. Well, so much for the introduction! In my next post I will post my training log starting from yesterday.


#2

Will be following, good luck!


#3

Ok, here’s me now 3/19/15. I have lost a lot of muscle since last year. I am 5’10" and weigh 142 as of this a.m. I am 52 so gaining muscle is hard for me! I was doing really well before I broke my wrist last year (the 1st surgery was from that). I am disappointed in how I look now, but I am uber disciplined and am working my way back! I would like to compete one day in a Figure competition, but I have too many tattoos. Off to the gym now, will post my workout when I get back!


#4

Welcome! Happy to see more women here. You’re already quite lean with beautiful proportions.

Best of luck coming back from injury. Everybody loves a good comeback story!


#5

Welcome cat! I’ll be following.


#6

Ok. Today 3/19/15
Pullups 10/8/6/4 assisted
Barbell Row 12/10/8 50#
Lat Pulldowns 3x10 62#
1-arm DB row 3x12 30#
Incline DB Curl 3x12 12#
DB concentration curl 12/10/8 15#
Hammer curls 3x12 15#

ABS:
Reverse crossleg crunches 25 each right and left leg
Ab wheel 25
Cable curldowns 25 (I forget the weight, it said #7 on the machine)
GHD situps 10
I managed to do about 6 toes to bar. Havent done them in a while

Cardio: 20 mins elliptical trainer


#7

3/20/15

Butt day!!
Squats: 3x10 80#
Back ext. 3x15 25#
Split squats 3x10 ea leg, holding #12 in each hand
Hip thrusts 3x20 no weight
walking lunges 3x10 each leg holding #15 overhead

Abs: 25 GHD situps
25 leg lifts Roman chair


#8

as a member of the over 50 group, I appreciate your struggles, and look forward to your log -

btw - nice tats!


#9

thnx!


#10

ok, forgot to post yesterday
3/21/15

Incline bench 1 x 10@55# 8/8/6 @60#
Close grip bench 3x10/8/6 @ 60#
Strict Press 3x10/8/6 @45#
Decline DB flies 3x10 15#
DB press 1X10@ 20 2X10@ 15#

20 mins run/walk treadmill


#11

3/23/15
Short and sweet!
Squat 3x4 @ 95#, 1x4@ 100#
Bench 5x4 @ 70#
DL 5x4 @ 125
Abs. about 100 varied.


#12

[quote]catdance62 wrote:
3/23/15
Short and sweet!
Squat 3x4 @ 95#, 1x4@ 100#
Bench 5x4 @ 70#
DL 5x4 @ 125
Abs. about 100 varied.[/quote]

Sometimes it feels good to get away from your split and do a whole body workout. I like.

About the desire to do a competition - You could train like you plan to do it and then decide. OR set a date to work toward and have some really nice pictures taken. A friend I train with did that this past year. She didn’t want to step on stage, but she had some gorgeous professional photographs done to celebrate all her hard work.


#13

Yep, following.

Good luck with the training! Coming back from surgeries/injuries are the worst, but you got this!