The Git's Coronary Bypass Bypass

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by belltoller, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Ja - of course it quite ridiculous. This shooting meself for spite. I'm just gobsmacked that it went downhill so quickly! As equally shocked that I went from a couple of puffs to 20 a day.

    Amasing even after years it keeps some vestige of itself buried in you.
  2. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    I used to find that it was like a sort of downward spiral. You hate yourself for smoking, and so you 'comfort' yourself for hating yourself so much..... by having a fag.

    That's why I believe people who say that nicotine is more addictive than heroin. It makes you manipulate yourself, lie to yourself, to create a craving which you then have to satisfy. Which is why I reckon that things like patches, gum, etc are at best just tools to help people quit. The real battle is all in the head.
  3. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    You're spot on with that. I suppose it the equivalent of the recovered alcoholic going on a minger for some inexplicable reason. Canna believe I did that.

    As it were, I'm done with the nasties. -- ugh!
  4. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    That means something completely different over here. Something that you wouldn't want your mates or your wife to find out. Especially your wife. :D

    Good for you mate.
  5. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    LOL! Typo - I meant "binger". Ha, I do remember hearing 'minger' being thrown about quite frequently when I was a little boy attending nursery/primary in Norn Iron. - Usually opinions of certain teachers. I learnt over time the term "dog", that was used heavily at the time over here meant generally the same thing.

    Quite possible my memories of the vernacular have morphed the various idioms into something else altogether.
  6. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter


    Squat (back) (1 X 8) 20kg (simulated empty olympic bar)
    ....................(5 X 5) 22 1/2 kg
    Hope I'm doing these right. Trying to get the bar lower on my back, to not do a 'partial squat' - more difficult than I imagined (difficult in the sense of not knowing if the form is correct)
    Bench Press (1 X 8) 20kg
    ...................(5 X 5) 22 1/2kg
    Barbell Row (1 X 8) 20kg
    ...................(5 X 5) 22 1/2 kg
    Dead Lift (1 X 8)
    Trying not to 'round' my back. Not certain if that war successful or not
  7. InkyTommy

    InkyTommy Unique Like Everyone Else

    Have we moved away from body weight training?

    Or are ye mixing and matching?

    Just curious...
  8. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    I am both, myn yong freend. Thou doost?

    Yer mum must've made your read Chaucer while you were eating your spinnach.

    Yeah, the idea was to try and bring both on board. I was a bit optimistic calculating that I'd have 6 days ( 2 free wght, 2 body wght, 2 cardio/bagwork.

    Being that a more realistic schedule my be 4/7 decent trainig days, do you think I should drop the free wghts for now, or cut back on the body weights?
  9. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    17/18 .07.15

    The last two days really should've been spent with body wghts and bagwork/cardio but with my son's football evaluation coming up I'd wanted to help him to be ready for it by running through the likely drills and helping him to increase his speed which is a bit weak as compared to many of his teammates.

    This meant holding blocking pads, quarter backing, acting as running back, safety, encouraging words, water-boy and the most time consuming of all - measuring and painting off field markings on the lawn to encourage precision on his part, to make the drills seem as realistic as possible especially as certain things such as backpeddling can't really be done right without tick markings, ledger lines and so forth.

    Its really worth going to the trouble to do this, its helped him to acquire skills at a quicker rate than when we were just winging it out on the bare grass.

    After we'd done enough for that day, I decided to give the time trial predictors a go myself and so had the bairn hold the stopwatch as I went through its paces.

    I was already soaked to the bone just being outside in the boiling humidity and heat of the SE US in late July...

    Lets just say, its time to start adding roadwork to the mix :D
  10. InkyTommy

    InkyTommy Unique Like Everyone Else

    Ach, laddie! Noo! I keep tryin' ta make fun of your British/Atlanta way o' talkin' tha' jus' sounds Sco'ish ta me and failin' miserably.

    Why not just combine them in a single workout routine? That's what I've been doing. I'll do pull ups, bench press and bag work on the same day.

    I get bored with routine really easily. So the best way for me to beat that is to take a somewhat unstructured approach. I know I'm going to work chest, back, arms and legs. Other than, I'll let my mood dictate the routine. Maybe I'll do lat pull downs or one-armed rows. Or maybe I'll do pull ups.

    But that's led to a mixed free weight (or machine) and body weight workout. Seems to be working. I'm gaining strength and endurance and losing weight and fat.
  11. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Now, I'll buy that ticket from you.

    Not Scottish, nor English. But you're not failing, in fact its a very good approximation - but you do notice that neither the Scottish, nor the English type in Glaswegian, Mancurian, geordie, east-end, RP, Midwest American, redneck nor anything else because they are not speaking in "voice", of course.

    Only beltoller, the American at times, types in voice. There is, or was a reason for that! (hint, I don't sound like any of that in person - at least I'd better not! [​IMG])

    Za man, tze lips are sealt.

    I'll mull over doubling up on the body/Free wghts, though I'm a little reluctant to do them all at once till my arms looks like it'll hold up.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2015
  12. InkyTommy

    InkyTommy Unique Like Everyone Else

    Yes and I find that very annoying. People should type the way the talk, dang it!

    Actually, the only people I notice who, like, type in, like voice are the, like, Millennials who, like not only like SAY the word "like", they actually, like, type it.

    Personally...I don't, like, like it.

    Ah! Zo you ah Cherman, ya? Ya ya. I'm suren dere izzen reazon fo ze voice typing and ze schtuping.

    Ze InkyTommy von ALSO types in voice. But he iss known fo uzing differnt voices vhen he speks, zo..

    I realized this after I gave you my sage advice (read with heavy sarcasm): but while I do combine the free and body weight training in workouts, it's heavily supplemented by some serious body weight training in kung fu class (what with all the knuckle push upping and horse stancing and such).'re mileage may vary.
  13. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Ahhh Ahhrg! Ahhrg! Ahhrg! <---------- me poppy, the sailorman laugh. Yeah, its not unusual to mimic voices in person, probably a latent comedian trying to come out. It's when one is sitting here typing and the voice of someone you knew back whenever suddenly pops into one's head at that moment because you could 'hear' them saying what it is you're typing - it'd fit purrrrfectly - ahh - she said There! See. I done it again:rolleyes:

    I think it a bona-fide mental disorder brought about by the childhood trauma of being called 'potato mouth' as a torment by the ignorant little savages that comprised my elementary school. :jester: Took me a while before I recognised the hillbillyism for potato is 'tater'.

    Don't worry you have to account for every possible variable when offering advisement to someone lifting or training - its understood. [​IMG].

    For me, the achilles heel is consistency of reoccurring training slots - might have 4 days, 2 hours each one week, one single half day the next - it makes it hard to execute plans that call for daily consistency.
  14. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter


    push ups 14, 11, 9
    Chin-ups, 2 + 3 negatives + 1 static hold
    glute bridge 10, 9, 7
    burpees 10, 9, 6
    10lb slam ball 3 X 10
    Swiss Ball Rollout 11, 10, 10
    Planks - 30 second holds; 10 reps X 3 sets, 7 reps X 1
    Depth to Long Jump 3 X 6

    Been wanting to add some roadwork but the summer here in the south - I think it mould in the air - which I am extremely allergic to - as well as dust - hasn't left my breathing in the best shape and the epic episodic smoking binge I went on was just the ticket.

    I have been supplementing things with basketball again today so it helps somewhat.
  15. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    WRT deadlift form- try getting a full length mirror to watch yourself. I fixed my squats doing this. It'll pro'lly be hard doing this with deadlifts, but ye don't know till ye try it. I had a coach teach me, so I didn't have the problem you're having.

    Cheers, mate!
  16. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter


    Squat (back) (1 X 8) 20kg (20kg is the simulated empty Olympic bar for warmups)
    ....................(5 X 5) 25 kg
    Bench Press (1 X 8) 20kg
    ...................(5 X 5) 25kg
    Overhead Press (1 X 8) 20kg
    ...................(5 X 5) 25 kg
    Dead Lift (1 X 8) 20kg (1 X 5) 22 1/2kg
    I could go up on the DL's but I think the idea is to have the form down pat - I canna say if my form is any good. It seems so but there are times when I think I'm rounding over my back without realising it.

    Maybe it wouldn't hurt to have a coach, afterall.
  17. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    o, btw-if you don't have a mirror at your gym, you can also record yourself with a camcorder. Be sure to record yourself from the side (profile angle), of coursre. :)
  18. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Ye hast gut idea. I've been thinking of putting mirrors ( mirrors on the ceiling, pink champagne on ice ) down in the basement since I put the heavy bags up. Just haven't gotten round to it.

    Sounds a bit weird but I'm not certain if I can tell I'm doing proper form even with mirrors - for example - I have an idea of what an extremely rounded back would look like but I think mine would be 'slightly' so - i.e. hard to see and correct.

    I'll have a go at it, nevertheless - nothing to loose by it.

    adios amigo ;)
  19. HarryF

    HarryF Malued Vember

    Although good for boxing, don't try to judge your own lifting form via mirrors, it requires your head (or eyes) to be at an angle which might not be correct for that part of the lift.

    Example, deadlifts:

    At the start, as you bend over (at the hips) to grab the bar, your spine should be neutral ("straight") including your neck and head position, meaning that at the moment you start pulling on the bar you are looking at the floor a little way in front of the bar. As you stand up with the weight, your face gradually points more and more forward until you are at the top of the movement (standing up straight, bar in hands) looking directly forwards, then vice versa.

    If you have a mirror in front of you, the temptation is to look forward at the point you first touch the bar (at the bottom of the movement), meaning your neck is bent up (NOT neutral spine). This is the same as if you stand up straight, and stare at the ceiling directly above you...

    From the stronglifts website:
  20. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Thanks Harry. So its the angle of the head that determines everything else.

    This is what I wasn't doing. Finding a suitable target area to focus on at the beginning [​IMG]

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