Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tuesday




Got nothing to do at work, again so decided to update this. Went to gym on sat and sun so yesterday was dedicated to rest. Things seem to be back to normal now again. Was on my way to buy some groceries yesterday for a whooping 6 euros since I'm quite broke at the moment, salary tomorrow hooray. Anyway, it was a bit cold outside in the evening so decided to take my fall/winter coat and found a full box of snus in the pockets and 40 euros, w00t, was almost like winning the lottery. Right now I'm watching breaking bad s03 at work and writing this, just to give you an idea how much there's going on at work at the moment.

My grandma is coming from gothenburg today and will bring me some snus, hooray. Can't think of anything else right now. Bye!


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

basic everyday


I'm out of snus and out of proper food and money until next salary, I MIGHT HAVE SPENT A BIT TOO MUCH DURING MY BINGE.. *cough* VACATION. Well, I got some money but can't afford any luxury until next week. Almost skipped gym today but then I thought "no excuses" and just did it(pic related). Gym was really good today, realized for the 56th time that there's no point in doing BB bench press if you're alone and got no spotter, thus I did DB which was great success. Were at the gym just before closing time for the first time and it was quite nice, only 2 persons in addition to me. Makes the pass so much more smoother when you don't have to queue for Squat racks and whatnot compared to the after work rush where you basically have to stand in queue just to get inside, well almost.

Work has also been pretty chill, there's not much to do at the office so it's mostly just browsing random web pages and checking that my chars are macroing in ultima online. Also free coffee. Won't ramble too much as it is already past my bedtime and I still need to feed my face with food. GOOD NIGHT.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

woop woop

Did some cardio yesterday in form of just bicycling around the city, around 10kmish. My legs were still sore from fridays squatting and calf raising but was NP. They were still sore this morning but had to hit the gym regardless. Woke up for the first time around 06:30 and decided fuck this, it's too early since I had only slept like ~5 hours so I went back to bed and woke up at 13:30 <_<. This pass is quite heavy on the back, after deadlift and rows I didnt have any juice left in me and just couldn't finish the pullups. I suppose I should start a bit easier. Don't have much else to write today, it's been a pretty boring weekend, mostly because I chose that. Plan is to cut down on drinking a lot(atleast for some time), since my summer vacation was pretty much only binge drinking. Gonna watch some movie or something now and hit the bed early so I'm fresh tomorow, mondays sort of suck at work If you're tired as fuck.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Friday pass


Today was the first time at work in a loooong time, 3 weeks :S. Was nice to see some colleagues and some I could've avoided for another 3 weeks. Anyhow, on my way home I bought a 1kg packet of salmon fillet and prepared it and washed it down with a protein shake. Afterwards it was time to hit the gym since I skipped yesterday because I was still sore as FUCK. So today was Squat, Calf raise, Mili press, Bench press and Curls(was supposed to be dips/pushups but since I apparently can't read I did curls.) and yes, I modified my routine a bit. It's as follows

Day A

Squat 3x6
Bench Press 3x6
Overhead Press 3x6
Pushups/dips 3x8
Standing calf raise 3xFailure

Day B

Deadlift 3x5
Barbell row 3x6
Pullups(weighted) 3x6
Barbell curls 3x8
Crunches(weighted) 3x10

Plan is to go 4 times a week, something along the lines of ABxAxBx.

So today most of the exercises were stuff I hadn't done since I started my break from gym a year ago. So I had try with low weights to see where I'm standing currently. Squat went surprisingly well, 3x6x80kg without any problems whatsoever. Milipress was decent as well I guess, 3x6x30kg without problems and curls 3x8x30kg without any problems as well. Standing calf raises I havent been doing previously and since you do it until failure, it's hard to say anything about that. Lastly I did bench which was a terrible mistake, should always do bench first or second. Anyhow, did only 3x6x40kg since I was exhausted as fuck at that point but it still went without problems, the biggest problem at this point was that my legs were cramping and spasming as hell :D Didn't really know how to lie down on the bench.

Anyhow, point of todays pass was mostly to just check where I stand form wise. Back home and another meal of salmon and protein!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

It's been a while

Decided to write something since it's been a while, somehow I lost my motivation totally but now I'm back, atleast for some time! :) So what has happened in one year, a lot. I now live in Turku instead of Gothenburg and I got a new job here at DELL. I had eye surgery last autumn due to retinal detachment and I weren't allowed to do any lifting or any exercising, basically anything for several months. I also had a lung fever in the spring so my health hasn't been that good lately. Last week I started with gym again, about time if you ask me. I'm starting off somewhat slowly, what comes to intensity but I will slowly escalate to my normal routine over the next weeks. My current "starting off slowly" routine is a 2 split/3 times a week, (Week 1 Mon A, Wed B, Fri A, Week 2 BAB etc.):

A)
5x5 BB Deadlift
5x5 DB Bent-over row
5x5 BB Military Press

B)
5x5 BB Squat
5x5 BB Bench press
2x max reps pull-ups

This is simple but not easy, I will eventually switch back to my old routine and most likely modify it a bit but for the time being this will be my routine. I'm also doing some accessory workout at the end of each workout if I feel like, hyperextensions and situps etc. So far I like my new gym, the only downside is that it's "only" open from 05:00 to 00:00, compared to my old gym which was open 24/7, this probably won't be an issue since im working from 09:00 to 17:00 every day except weekends and thus I should be sleeping when it's closed. The new gym is also almost twice more expensive, but gyms tend to be more expensive in Finland. The pros with the new gym is the fact that I live 100 meters away from it and that it has a sauna.

I just had my summer vacation as well, which is sort of sad but it's also kind of nice to return to the routines. Can't think of anything more right now so that's all for now!