Upping my Bada$$ery, One Day at a Time

I’m with Dasher. Take the time your body needs to recover. Lots of liquids and maybe an epsom salt bath/sauna/steam room session if you have access to one or all of those options.

Thanks for sending healthy thoughts my way! Today I made my (not-so) glorious return to the gym.

Today’s workout:
5 minute warm up on spin bike
OHS: 1x10 @ 40 lbs, 2x8 @ 50 lb, 2 x 5 @ 60 lbs
5x5 DB overhead press superset w/ single leg DLs (25 lb DBs)

…and the squat rack is finally free!
10 OHS with the bar
Front squats - 1x5 @ 65 lbs, 1x5 @ 75 lbs, 1x5 @ 85 lbs, 1x3 @ 95 lbs, 1x3 @ 100 lbs, 1x3 @ 105 lbs, 1x1 @ 110 lbs<—I blame the cold
C&J - 1x5 @ 65 lbs, 1x5 @ 75 lbs, 1x3 @ 80 lbs, 1x2 @ 85 lbs, singles at 90 lbs and 95 lbs
cable seated row - 4x6 @ 80lbs
DB snatch - 1x5 (both sides) @ 30 lbs, 1x5 @ 35 lbs, 1x3 @ 40 lbs, 1x3 @35 lbs, 1x5 @ 30 lbs
plank - 3 x 45 s

5 min cooldown on cross country skiing cardio machine thingy.

[quote]cleanslater wrote:

[quote]Hallowed wrote:
Welcome to the Badass Den. I see you have badassery to contribute.[/quote]

Badass den, eh? I like it. Where’s that pic from? It looks vaguely familiar.[/quote]

Haha! IDK! It’s from the interwebz. I guess at first glance I assumed it was wolverine… But that’s not right is it?

As far as the badass den, affiliation with these Powerful Women had jacked my badassery enormously.

[quote]Hallowed wrote:

[quote]cleanslater wrote:

[quote]Hallowed wrote:
Welcome to the Badass Den. I see you have badassery to contribute.[/quote]

Badass den, eh? I like it. Where’s that pic from? It looks vaguely familiar.[/quote]

Haha! IDK! It’s from the interwebz. I guess at first glance I assumed it was wolverine… But that’s not right is it?

As far as the badass den, affiliation with these Powerful Women had jacked my badassery enormously.
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Nah, he looks like an anime character. Probably one I’ve seen (nerd alert), but I can’t place it right now.

My roommate wanted to come to the gym with me today, so had to tone it down a bit. I have mixed feelings about working out with other people - most of the time I end up having to assume a trainer role, which while fun, is not something I want to do during my workouts on a regular basis. Less me time, and compromises my workouts. I am proud to say her form improved from start to finish, so that’s something.

Workout:
20 minutes on cross country ski machine thingy <—does anyone know what this is actually called?
Overhead squats (roommate did prisoner squats): 10 @ 40 lbs, 2x8 @ 50 lbs, 2x5 @ 60 lbs
Deadlift (roommate did shoulder press): 10x95 lbs, 5x135 lbs, 5x145 lbs, 5x155 lbs, 5 x 165 lbs. Weak sauce.
DB snatches (made the roomie do it with a 10 lb DB): 3x5 @ 30 lbs, 5 @ 35 lbs, 2x3 @ 40 lbs, 5 @ 35 lbs
10 more minutes on cross country ski machine thingy.

yous a strong strong strong woman. geesh! good work. I hear ya on the training-your-friend thing…I will only do it if I reallllly feel like the person needs help. Otherwise…yanno…I have a fulltime job getting paid to do that shit (kinda).

You did the world some good teaching her good lifts though. Be proud.

Hiya! Yay! another short stack! 5’ here so you got a few inches on me. Just catchin up and I’ll be following along with all the awesome badassery… I too am on the road to become a BAMF!

[quote]cleanslater wrote:

[quote]Hallowed wrote:

[quote]cleanslater wrote:

[quote]Hallowed wrote:
Welcome to the Badass Den. I see you have badassery to contribute.[/quote]

Badass den, eh? I like it. Where’s that pic from? It looks vaguely familiar.[/quote]

Haha! IDK! It’s from the interwebz. I guess at first glance I assumed it was wolverine… But that’s not right is it?

As far as the badass den, affiliation with these Powerful Women had jacked my badassery enormously.
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Nah, he looks like an anime character. Probably one I’ve seen (nerd alert), but I can’t place it right now.
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HEY, I own a ton of sailor moon dvd’s so if that makes me a nerd…

Yeah, I guess that makes me a nerd.

Welcome to t-natty!

[quote]Dasher wrote:
yous a strong strong strong woman. geesh! good work. I hear ya on the training-your-friend thing…I will only do it if I reallllly feel like the person needs help. Otherwise…yanno…I have a fulltime job getting paid to do that shit (kinda).

You did the world some good teaching her good lifts though. Be proud.[/quote]

Thanks! Not quite on your level yet, but maybe I’ll get there in a decade or so.

Your job sounds awesome! What do you do that you get paid to help people workout?

[quote]merrysailor wrote:
Hiya! Yay! another short stack! 5’ here so you got a few inches on me. Just catchin up and I’ll be following along with all the awesome badassery… I too am on the road to become a BAMF!

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Hi merrysailor! Thanks for stopping by! 5’, eh? I’ve got a bit of a Napoleon complex.

[quote]Spock81 wrote:

[quote]cleanslater wrote:

[quote]Hallowed wrote:

[quote]cleanslater wrote:

[quote]Hallowed wrote:
Welcome to the Badass Den. I see you have badassery to contribute.[/quote]

Badass den, eh? I like it. Where’s that pic from? It looks vaguely familiar.[/quote]

Haha! IDK! It’s from the interwebz. I guess at first glance I assumed it was wolverine… But that’s not right is it?

As far as the badass den, affiliation with these Powerful Women had jacked my badassery enormously.
[/quote]

Nah, he looks like an anime character. Probably one I’ve seen (nerd alert), but I can’t place it right now.
[/quote]

HEY, I own a ton of sailor moon dvd’s so if that makes me a nerd…

Yeah, I guess that makes me a nerd.

Welcome to t-natty! [/quote]

Sailor moooon! I used to love that show. My brother and I weren’t allowed to watch TV growing up, but we would sneak anime all the time when my parents were out. I got to watch an episode of Sailor Moon for every episode of Dragon Ball Z. I definitely had a crush on Tuxedo Mask. And also Piccolo but I don’t know what that says about my taste in men.

Awww! Thanks! You are closer than you think.

I am a strength/conditioning specialist at a college. So…I kinda just run athletes through workouts, and then I teach undergrad interns how to wrap ankles/wrists/etc. I also recently took over a training studio so I dabble in some personal training, but I do more work ON that business than in that business. It’s all fun and games

You know the one thing I’ve found about people that want to work out with someone all the time? They like looking for excuses to not go. They put the responsibility for their gym time on someone else’s shoulders. Bleh. Oh, and they normally complain. My workouts are my me time. Occasionally I’ll go train with a friend so I can have that instant form check feedback (did it more when I was doing olympic lifts regularly). Other than that, I have a “Leave me alone in the gym” mentality.

[quote]cleanslater wrote:
Sailor moooon! I used to love that show. My brother and I weren’t allowed to watch TV growing up, but we would sneak anime all the time when my parents were out. I got to watch an episode of Sailor Moon for every episode of Dragon Ball Z. I definitely had a crush on Tuxedo Mask. And also Piccolo but I don’t know what that says about my taste in men.
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OMG!! I remember watching those shows all the time! Piccolo, huh? I was always a Goku fan :slight_smile: It started getting super ridiculous with all the different levels of power ups they could achieve. Oh! And the fact that they could be about to fight but just stand there and talk for the entire episode! Drove me crazy!

[quote]PixieThrower wrote:
You know the one thing I’ve found about people that want to work out with someone all the time? They like looking for excuses to not go. They put the responsibility for their gym time on someone else’s shoulders. Bleh. Oh, and they normally complain. My workouts are my me time. Occasionally I’ll go train with a friend so I can have that instant form check feedback (did it more when I was doing olympic lifts regularly). Other than that, I have a “Leave me alone in the gym” mentality.

[quote]cleanslater wrote:
Sailor moooon! I used to love that show. My brother and I weren’t allowed to watch TV growing up, but we would sneak anime all the time when my parents were out. I got to watch an episode of Sailor Moon for every episode of Dragon Ball Z. I definitely had a crush on Tuxedo Mask. And also Piccolo but I don’t know what that says about my taste in men.
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OMG!! I remember watching those shows all the time! Piccolo, huh? I was always a Goku fan :slight_smile: It started getting super ridiculous with all the different levels of power ups they could achieve. Oh! And the fact that they could be about to fight but just stand there and talk for the entire episode! Drove me crazy![/quote]

I can’t explain my love for the green alien. Maybe it’s because he’s the typical reformed bad guy. All gruff, scaly (literally) exterior, but mushy on the inside. But I’m not a one woman man, I also had love for Gohan and Trunks. Goku was too much of a dumb jock for me. But yeah, after they got to like, the second super saiyan level, the show got to be too much for me.

Sorry! I love me some DBZ!

Forgot to post my workout what with all the Oscar excitement. Angelina, please eat a sandwich.

10 minutes on cross country ski machine thing.
pushups - 11, 10, 9, 8 (strict form, chest must touch the ground. Working on improving these #s)
incline DB bench press (30 lb DBs) - 3x8
superset with OHS w/ 45 lbs 3x8
bulgarian split squats (BW) - 3x10
DB rows 3x8 @ 30 lbs. Shoulda done higher.
roman chair ab thingies w/ bent knees - 3 x 10

30 minutes on spin bike.

Did a crappy spin class on Monday, took yesterday off (think I jumped back into the gym too soon). Back in the gym today.

Workout:
10 min on cross country bike
pushups - 11, 10, 9, 8
OHS - 2x10 @ 45 lbs, 8 & 50 lbs, 5 @ 55 lbs, 5 @ 60 lbs <–these were hard today for some reason, so I stopped here
back squats (haven’t done these in 3 months): warm up 10 @ 75 lbs, 5 @ 95 lbs, 5 @ 105 lbs, 5 @ 115 lbs, 3 @ 125 lbs, 3 @ 135 lbs
lat pull down 4 x 6 @ 80 lbs
5 x 5 DB OHP superset with 5 x 5 single leg deadlits, DBs @ 30 lbs
5x5 ab rollout

3/1 workout:

21/15/9 Overhead squats @ 45 lbs (no breaks)
Clean & Jerk (hang cleans): 10 @ 45 lbs, 5 @ 65 lbs, 5 @ 70 lbs, 5 @ 75 lbs, 3 @ 80 lbs, 3 @ 85 lbs, 1 @ 90 lbs, 1 @ 95 lbs, 1 @ 100 lbs

cardio - 20 minutes on cross country ski thing, 20 minutes on spin bike

I really wish I had access to rubber plates. Or rounded plates at the least. I’m pretty sure I could go way heavier on the cleans & jerks if i could a) start the lift from the floor and b) not be scared to death of dropping the weights.

[quote]cleanslater wrote:
I really wish I had access to rubber plates. Or rounded plates at the least. I’m pretty sure I could go way heavier on the cleans & jerks if i could a) start the lift from the floor and b) not be scared to death of dropping the weights.[/quote]
I hear you on that. It really sucks on DL day having to lower the weight to the ground so I don’t startle anybody when all I really want to do is drop the bar.

[quote]PixieThrower wrote:

[quote]cleanslater wrote:
I really wish I had access to rubber plates. Or rounded plates at the least. I’m pretty sure I could go way heavier on the cleans & jerks if i could a) start the lift from the floor and b) not be scared to death of dropping the weights.[/quote]
I hear you on that. It really sucks on DL day having to lower the weight to the ground so I don’t startle anybody when all I really want to do is drop the bar.[/quote]

The annoyance factor of the noise is definitely part of it, but I’m also afraid of causing myself serious bodily harm with the metal plates. I get nervous jerking anything heavier than 100 lbs, because if I fail, there’s no where to go - I can’t drop the weights from 6 feet in the air like I could with the rubber kind.

[quote]cleanslater wrote:
My roommate wanted to come to the gym with me today, so had to tone it down a bit. I have mixed feelings about working out with other people - most of the time I end up having to assume a trainer role, which while fun, is not something I want to do during my workouts on a regular basis. Less me time, and compromises my workouts. I am proud to say her form improved from start to finish, so that’s something.

Workout:
20 minutes on cross country ski machine thingy <—does anyone know what this is actually called?
Overhead squats (roommate did prisoner squats): 10 @ 40 lbs, 2x8 @ 50 lbs, 2x5 @ 60 lbs
Deadlift (roommate did shoulder press): 10x95 lbs, 5x135 lbs, 5x145 lbs, 5x155 lbs, 5 x 165 lbs. Weak sauce.
DB snatches (made the roomie do it with a 10 lb DB): 3x5 @ 30 lbs, 5 @ 35 lbs, 2x3 @ 40 lbs, 5 @ 35 lbs
10 more minutes on cross country ski machine thingy.

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NORDICTRACK? I dunno! LOL.
I’m with Oleena on training partners “forever alone”