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    I had my first training session this week with my trainer. Started my new diet on Monday too and she sent me my new weights program yesterday.

    She killed me on Tuesday. We did legs. Yesterday my quads still felt like they were not part of my body.

    The exercises she did with me were different to the ones a person would normally think to do for legs in a regular gym. I suppose that's why I was so sore afterwards.

    Food wise, I don't think I've ever eaten so much in my life. I wake up in the morning and I'm full from the day before still. I'm having 5 regular sized meals, the last 2 of the day with carbs that are not green vegies or salads (sweet potato, rice, fruit etc). First and last meal has extra fibre. I'm also on some supplements which I am taking with every meal. On training days on top of the meals I'm having a protein shake and a piece of fruit. Non training days, an extra meal like the others. The meals that I'm having with vegies have 1.5tbs butter on them, and the ones with salad have 1.5tbs extra virgin olive oil. Overall I think I'm eating anywhere between 300-500 calories more per day than I was before. It's too early to tell if it has made any effect but when I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror I felt leaner than I did a week ago. And every 5-7 days she has told me to have pizza, ice cream, chocolates etc as much as I can fit into one meal just to shock my body. I am very interested to see how it will go. I think I will be on this plan for 4 weeks then it will be changed up again.

    I definitely will not be going hungry that's for sure.

    This morning I did back and shoulders and I have to say, I felt like I had so much more energy compared to when I usually go to the gym at 5am. And that was without a pre workout, just drinking bcaas and glutamine while I trained.

    I'm also feeling like my body is retaining less water.

    Anyway that's my weekly update. Hope everyone has had a good week in training!
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    I had a good fall, as the pull-up bar detached. "Max weight 100 kg", it says.

    Read the T&C, Dan. Read the T&C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    I had a good fall, as the pull-up bar detached. "Max weight 100 kg", it says.

    Read the T&C, Dan. Read the T&C.
    Crap! Was it at the gym or a home pull up bar? I have seen so many vids of the home bars coming out of their doorways.

    How much do you weigh?!?!
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    Home pull up bar. I'm at 104 kg, but I was kind of ambitious and I guess I pulled it with a much greater force.

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    Ouch. I hope you didn't hurt yourself?

    I have a pull up bar at home but it isn't one that requires pressure between the doorway. It is one that sits on either side of the doorway and on top of the door rail.

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    It seems pretty sturdy. The only problem I find with these is that because I'm so tall it's really hard to be able to go full extension without curling my legs up.

    I really should get back into my pullups. Haven't done them in ages. Could probably only push out a few now.
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    I think breathing exercise is the best way to keep fit..because it stimulates the hormone system and beneficial hormones come out. It also helps in taking off the toxins out of your body..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Ouch. I hope you didn't hurt yourself?
    Not at all, thanks for asking. I'm like a big cat.

    I think I'll have to get me one of those more sturdy bars. To follow up on what I said about calisthenics earlier, I really prefer lifting my own weight up than using weights. It just feels more natural. And when you manage to do something you feel so strong. Dumbells and weights don't give me that positive feeling.

    How is that new diet working out for you?

    +1 for breathing exercises!

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    Haha so you landed on your feet then?

    That bar is very sturdy. I can't recommend it enough. The pack I got it in also comes with arm bands that wrap over your elbows so you can do ab exercises on it too like jackknifes and stuff. very good purchase I must say.

    Body weight stuff is awesome. I suppose it really depends on your goals to whether you want to add weight or not. But calisthenics is just awesome. Those guys **** all over the body builders IMO.

    I'm starting to work on free standing press handstands. It's hard but achievable. Just takes practice.

    New diet is working great. I can't believe what a difference it has made to my life overall in only 2 weeks. It has made such an improvement to my workouts and I can already see the difference in my body fat. She said she will remeasure my body fat either next week or the week after so then I think we will see what difference it has made. At the start she told me that the goal was 0.5% fat loss per week. I hope I'm on target

    This is my trainer. She has an amazing ass huh?
    Said it wont take long to make mine the same shape which makes me pretty excited.

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    Edit: For some reason the image wont show. Very annoying.
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    Sheesh Renee,

    I was like....dang I think I have already seen that page....

    I am fairly sure I will now have to change the site verification requirements for her.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    Sheesh Renee,

    I was like....dang I think I have already seen that page....

    I am fairly sure I will now have to change the site verification requirements for her.....

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    Can you see the pic Rick?
    I am only seeing text describing the image
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    Renee, I can see the screen capture of the site verification page in the browser...but not any pics of your trainers....ummm backside.....lol

    She can just forward them to me in email if she prefers...

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    I wonder why the image isn't showing

    Have renamed it and trying again

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    OK its working now..
    I'm sure it was worth the wait.
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    It shows this time Renee, but about the site verification....well I have a few ideas....lol

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    Hahahaha

    "Must send photos of butt to verify identification"
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    So I had my last session with my trainer last night before the conference so she decided to measure up my body fat etc so we know the difference before and after conference.

    In 3 weeks I've gained 2kg (although she did weigh me at night which will have put this out a bit) and lost 3% body fat.
    She was pretty surprised at the loss in body fat as she had a goal of 0.5% per week so I've doubled her expectation.

    I can see a huge difference around my stomach and on my legs which were the two places that had the biggest fat loss. She even said she could notice the difference. I can see that my "love handles" are almost gone now too and a few dresses that I bought right before I started are too big for me. My jeans are starting to become loose too.

    Her target for me is 16% for bikini and about 12-14% for fitness. The first comp is 14 weeks away on Sunday so it looks like it will be achievable for me.

    When I'm back from Amsterdam she is going to change up my training sessions.

    We did legs last night. Here I was thinking I was deadlifting 20kg until she told me the cage weighs 25kg. Before seeing her I've never done any deadlifting except for with a 16kg kettle bell so I was pretty shocked that I was able to lift that. My forward lunges were better too. I've always had problems with my knees which meant I had to stay away from the lunges but last night they felt really good. My knees didn't hurt at all so the muscles around the knees are making a good come back.

    Exciting times!
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    Right, back home and back into it yesterday with arms. The pump on my biceps was awwwwesome.

    This morning I had a session with my trainer. When I got there she told me I have a new plan and a new diet for the next 4 weeks.
    I'm going to be doing some carb cycling which is awesome since I love sweet potato and quinoa. And the meat portions are going up again. So. Much. Food.

    We did legs this morning. I can feel my legs are shaky even just sitting down. The sets have changed from 2 sets of 7-9 with partials after the 2nd set til failure, to 4 sets of 10 with some of the exercises doing 3 sets of 30 then 20 then 15 reps. My quads were burning after those extensions today! She has also now added in a day that includes chest and there are no longer lunges on leg day. This last 4 weeks has had no chest at all.

    The worst part about leg day (I actually love leg day) is that when I'm done I have to walk up a hill to get to the road, then up another hill to get to the train station. If you've ever tried walking up a hill when your legs are totally depleted you'll know what I'm talking about. I can't even tell you the number of times I almost fell over LOL

    Anyway, so I'm looking forward to this next phase. I have another session with her on Saturday.

    How is everyone else going? Am I the only crazy one still going?
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    Well it seems like everyone has fallen off the wagon!

    I figured since I'm the only one posting here I would start posting on the blog instead so that everyone isn't subjected to my jibberish.

    If you'd like to follow I will post here:
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    I started doing push ups and some brisk walking. I'm taking it slow, thinking about going all vege

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Well it seems like everyone has fallen off the wagon!

    I figured since I'm the only one posting here I would start posting on the blog instead so that everyone isn't subjected to my jibberish.

    If you'd like to follow I will post here:
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    I actually jumped on the wagon again !
    Started swimming this summer, I'm doing twice a week 30 pools of 36 meter length, I know its not much but its keeping me busy at the pool

    You are not alone Renee

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    How do you guys find the time for doing this actually?! I barely find the time to sleep...

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