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    Any chance you could supply me with a video of you actually putting the bikini on?

    Yes, you are correct, I will likely end up watching it mostly in reverse.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    Any chance you could supply me with a video of you actually putting the bikini on?

    Yes, you are correct, I will likely end up watching it mostly in reverse.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Why won't you be doing that again? Did it make you sick? Too much food?
    What was on the pizza?
    Ham, cheese, mushrooms. It's just too much food, I felt like a stuffed animal.

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    What moves are you working on in your calisthenics at the moment?
    Recovering from a boating accident. We got beached. I'm waiting for one particularly annoying cut to heal.

    And then I'm back to T25 and pull-ups. I'm still on very basic stuff, no acrobatics planned this year.

    When is your competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    Ham, cheese, mushrooms. It's just too much food, I felt like a stuffed animal.


    Recovering from a boating accident. We got beached. I'm waiting for one particularly annoying cut to heal.

    And then I'm back to T25 and pull-ups. I'm still on very basic stuff, no acrobatics planned this year.

    When is your competition?
    Ham cheese and mushrooms sounds like a good pizza to me!

    I'm on low carbs now and no more cheat meals so I suppose anything will look good.

    A boating accident? WT? How did you manage that?? I hope noone was seriously hurt?

    I was hoping you would be on the acrobatics by now!

    The first competition is 27th Sep. Second is 11th Oct.
    Less than 3 weeks out and I'm starting to get a bit excited
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    The anchor gave in during strong wind and we got pushed ashore. And as soon as you touch the shore the waves immediately turn you sideways and start pounding on you. The force is incredible. Everyone is ok but it's just a matter of good luck, these things tend to go horribly wrong. We saved the boat with the help by some Germans but then we had to be rescued as the situation got worse.

    I'd be on acrobatics if I was actually working out every day. But since I'm not I'm always on step one.

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    That sounds bloody rough!

    Glad to hear everyone is ok though!
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    I'm back to T25 today. But on the testimonial videos I've noticed all these people are shaped a bit strange, no shoulders and no deltoids. They all look a bit silly. T25 works on legs and the core, and I'll keep using the pull-up bar and the usual dumbell shadow boxing routine. I might start doing 50 pushups per day as well.

    On my vacation I couldn't help noticing how the windsurfers are built. These kids are in V shape that's almost comical. Next year I'll give windsurfing a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    I'm back to T25 today. But on the testimonial videos I've noticed all these people are shaped a bit strange, no shoulders and no deltoids. They all look a bit silly. T25 works on legs and the core, and I'll keep using the pull-up bar and the usual dumbell shadow boxing routine. I might start doing 50 pushups per day as well.

    On my vacation I couldn't help noticing how the windsurfers are built. These kids are in V shape that's almost comical. Next year I'll give windsurfing a try.
    No shoulders and no deltoids - You mean no lats right? (The lats are the muscles on your back that give you the V shape/wings. Deltoids are your shoulders)

    There is a saying "friends don't let friends skip leg day"... well the same applies for the upper body IMO. I find the V shape quite attractive and if someone was built on the bottom but had nothing on the top I agree it would look pretty silly.

    It sounds crazy, but I kind of miss burpees. As much as I hated them when I first started doing them a couple of years ago, I started to get really good at them recently and am a bit disappointed that they are not in my exercise schedule.


    As of Saturday this week I am starting a new exercise plan where I will be doing a full body circuit in every workout. 15-20 reps of each exercise with no rest in between, about 8 exercises all together and 2 mins rest at the end of each round. 4-5 rounds each. I'm also now on almost no carbs for 2 weeks to cut. I imagine I am going to be cranky after a few days especially after a few workouts depleting whatever energy I have.

    A couple of weeks ago she told me that by the time I get to my comp I will be about 56-57kg. At the time I was 62kg and thought no way.
    Last week when I weighed myself (I don't really bother doing it anymore but I am interested to see if she is right) I was 61.8kg. Today I was 60.1kg.
    With just under 3 weeks to go now I'm starting to think she is probably right.

    All of this prep has been so interesting. The strangest thing I am finding is that the amount of calories she has me on now to cut is the amount of calories I was on when I first went to see them. At that time those calories were above my maintenance calories. It feels good to be eating so much food and know that I'm still dropping fat.

    It will be interesting to see the reverse dieting after the comps. She thinks I will be able to maintain my body fat percentage and has already started talking about getting me ready for season A next year. It's very encouraging to know that someone who is basically a stranger believes in you so much.
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    What's the full name of lats?

    I need to dig up my old exercise schedule. It was based on speed, you got a list of things to do and your goal is to do it as soon as possible. My personal best was 42 minutes

    I remember everyone saying it's not real workout because it doesn't last for an hour and a half. Ten years later you got T25 and Insanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    What's the full name of lats?

    I need to dig up my old exercise schedule. It was based on speed, you got a list of things to do and your goal is to do it as soon as possible. My personal best was 42 minutes

    I remember everyone saying it's not real workout because it doesn't last for an hour and a half. Ten years later you got T25 and Insanity.
    The full name of the lats are the latissimus dorsi. (Spelling may be off).

    Pfft. It doesn't have to last a certain amount of time to be a real workout. You can do a 16 min HIIT workout and it will make a difference.
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    Latest blog post is here: https://www.gpwa.org/forum/blogs/renee/comp-prep-update-15-09-885/

    Not long to go now
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    Could it be that you're feeling like crap because of the radical change in your diet? If you're depleted of carbs you're depleted of glucose and are therefore depleted of energy. Consuming fat is likely your only chance to get some energy.

    This doesn't sound healthy, Renee.

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    Yeah I'm feeling like crap because I'm not eating any carbs and my calories are on a slight deficit to try to get rid of some extra body fat. My body is using the last of the glycogen and then will start using the fat for energy. We are also trying to deplete me with my workouts. I'm told by a few people who have been on a ketogenic diet that this feeling is normal and that it shouldn't last much longer. My trainer also said that this is the time when the athletes usually feel like **** so what I'm feeling is normal. She doesn't like it that her clients feel like this but it is all part of the package in competition like this and they try to make sure it's the least amount of time possible. Thankfully it will only be until Wednesday of next week, then she is going to start carb and water loading me.

    As it's my first comp, I didn't really know what to expect either. I guess after you have done one or two you know how you'll feel and are able to combat it a bit better. I did expect to feel **** and for much longer than this, so I can't complain I guess.

    I don't know why people would intentionally avoid carbs if they don't have to. I have never been a fan of a ketogenic diet because of what it does to your brain long term. In small stints of 2-3 weeks it's not harmful but even after a couple of days I could see my mental state had declined quite a lot. It's hard to concentrate, I am tired all the time and my body is constantly in that state of when you're just about to go into a deep sleep and your body is all tingly. I am emotional as hell too, although that is probably exaggerated by some personal issues too.

    11 days to go until the first comp.
    She told me today that after the comp I can have a nice big cheat meal, and the following day I will be able to cheat a bit too, as long as I don't go overboard as my next comp is only 2 weeks after that. I'm focusing on that. Got a nice list going of things I want to eat
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    Recently switched to plyometrics from traditional weights and saw some results. Plus been making rounds on these stairs...killer workouts!


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    Then I finish it off with some San Francisco sidewalk stairs!

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    Plyometrics are great for burning fat.
    Those stairs look awful!
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    Getting that underwear model look mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Plyometrics are great for burning fat.
    Those stairs look awful!
    Not so awful if you are going down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casinorep View Post
    Getting that underwear model look mate!
    Hahahah good for you!

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    Not so awful if you are going down
    This is true, unless your legs are stuffed then coming down there is a chance to fall on your face. It happened to me once going to the train station after leg day.

    I woke up feeling ok today. I'm not tired or as fatigued as I was the last few days. I did have an infra red sauna last night. That may have helped.
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    This is a bit too much for me, ketogenic diet and messing with the metabolism.

    I've been a competitive athlete in my younger years and never had to do any of these stuff.

    Back to my simple retro pull-up bar

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