FatBusting : BartMan log.



  • Current Weight (20th):  105kg

    Goal weight:  double figures!

    Time - with a trip to Fiji on the 2nd of March for a mates wedding, probably not in the next month  😕

    Training Regime:  Rowing Concept 2 Erg, weights at gym twice a week, upper body weights with home gym once a week...

    Progess report:  Started at about 118kg 12 months ago - lots of rowing, eating better - less fizz drinks, less junk food, more fruit n vege, and feeling better for it.  Mrs Bartman reckoning I feel better for it too  :nta

    [b]MONDAY 20th --------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    PRE DAWN:     6500m row     25.34.1 mins     (cruising at just under 2:00 / 500m)
    LUNCHTIME:     6500m row     25:56.4     (cruising at just under 2:00 / 500m)  crunches / abwork afterwards (not that it is bloody working  :nta)
    AFTERWORK:     8000m row     31.11.3     (1/57.0 / 500m)     curls, french press, shoulder press, press ups,abs.

    [b]TUESDAY 21st-------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    PRE DAWN:     5500     20:52.6     1:53.9 / 500
    BREAKFAST:  Half a watermelon (I know, not very good, need to get to supermarket)!!
    SNACK:  two bananas
    LUNCH:     6000m     22:33.4     1:52.8 / 500
    LUNCH:  2 massive sandwiches on grainy shity bread - tomato, cheese, lettuce.
    SNACK:  two more bananas (whoever said variety is the spoce of life is full of shit)
    AFTERWORK:     7000m     25:50.07     1:55.0 / 500  Sit ups . crucnhes and shit.
    DINNER:  Rice / Tuna / mixed vege hodge all mixed together.  Cooking not a priority, just getting the food down is!

    [b]WEDNESDAY 22nd -------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    PREDAWN:     5000     19:45.2     1:58.6
    BREAKFAST:  Blueberry Muffin, 2xbananas (still haven't got to supermarket)!
    LUNCH:     5000m     19:52.7     1:59.3 / 500
    LUNCH:  1x massive sandwich grain bread, tom, cheese, lettuce.  half a watermelon - I loooove watermelon...
    SNACK:  Apple, Banana, 2 little bread roll things with nothing on them, too lazy to make anything...
    AFTERWORK:  Touch at 6:50, won 6-3, BartMan dotting down for one and setting another with a couple of scything runs close to the ruck  😁.  Celebrated with 3 bottles of Becks Beer - which was bloody nice!
    DINNER:  With the late game of touch, was weak, and with Mrs BartMan and Junior Mrs BartMan, we had KFC - a burger and chips  but it was BLOODY NICE  :happy: but had Pepsi Max, no sugar, so that makes up for it.  Right.  Right???  Also avoided going out and having beers with Shark and Willie Weka, who were in Tauranga for the night.  A warm Mrs BartMan, or a cold beer with a couple of boofs.  Tough choice  :coolsmiley:

    [b]THURSDAY 23rd -----------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    PRE PRE DAWN:  Drive back from Mt Maunganui - a chicken sandwich thing from servo station that tasted like shit, and bottle of Red Bull to kick start day.
    PREDAWN:     Row  6500     24:28.6     1:53.0 / 500
    LUNCH:     Row 8000     30:58.6     1:56.0
    LUNCH:  half watermelon, sandwiches - grain bread and as above!
    SNACK:  Banana.
    AFTERWORK:     Row 6500     25:33.6     1:58.0 / 500
    AFTERROW:  Banana, salad sandwich on grainy shit again.

    [b]FRIDAY 24th----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    PREDAWN:  5000 row     19:53.9
    LUNCH:     6500 row     24:59.0
    Ate like shit today, just not organised - muffin and banana for breakfast, muffin and packet of crackery things for lunch, a couple of banananas during the day, and plenty of water though, so one thing good.  About to have a BBQ for dinner, and watch the rugby.

    [b]SATURDAY 25th----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    ROW:  5500     20;30.0   Then weights - deadlifts, Bench press, shoulder press, matrix arms (ouch), shed load sit ups ets.  Ate shit.

    [b]MONDAY 27th----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    DAWN:  ROW  5500     20:50.8   
    AFTERWORK:  5500     20:27.1
    Eating today pretty good - cerial for breaky, banana in the breaks, the grain ssandwich at lunch, and got lazy, subway for dinner - one of the low fat turkey or vulture thingies...

    [b]Tuesday 28th -----------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    MORNING:  5500     21:51.2
    Breakfast:  Toast n marmite with butter - GOT to get organised on the food front, but Fiji calling this Friday, so will wait until come back to get back on the eating wagon proper!!
    MIDDAY:     5505     20:00.0

    [b]Wednesday 1st ---------------------------------------------------------[/b]
    DAWN:  3500     13:51    -   about as motivated as a dead sea slug this morning for some reason.  Already into holiday mode... :nta



  • Fark, three times a day. Am tired just thinking about it.



  • Ever tried the Matrix system for arms Bart? Its a killer....



  • vaguely rememeber that frm the dim dark recesses of trainings past - refresh me - big guns would rock, toshow off to al the rugby heads that I train Tuedays and Thursdays  😁

    And Kirwan, only thing hard about it is the three showers a bloody day - the 25 minutes workout glides on by real quick, but the constant showering and towel washing sucks!  Also three pairs of grots a day pushes your washing capabilites.  Have taken to rowing with no shirt on at home, because there is no one to gross out, and it saves on washing 3 tee shirts a day too!!



  • I'm going to steal your idea about listing the workouts.



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    vaguely rememeber that frm the dim dark recesses of trainings past - refresh me - big guns would rock, toshow off to al the rugby heads that I train Tuedays and Thursdays  😁
    [/quote]

    Yes its been about 9 years since I did it (Uni) but had a mate who would only do chest and arms From what I vaguely remember its basically three exercises:

    • Seated (Preacher) curls
    • Standing dumbell curls
    • Standing barbell curl

    And you do sets with 5 full curls, then 5 from bottom to halfway, 5 from halfway to top, 5 full. Repeat for three circuits with breaks in between. At the end you should have difficulty lifting 5kg on each arm



  • When is "pre-dawn" exactly Bartman? It sounds terrifyingÂ



  • That is the approximate time you shoudl be arriving home from teh pub MvJ



  • Perhaps not quite pre dawn, 7am.  But sounds better than 7am....  :happy:



  • With those matrix curls you can do 20s at NTA mentioned: 5 full curls, 5 top half of movement, 5 bottom half of movemnt and finish with 5 full curls.

    Another good one is 21s:  7 full, 7 upper, 7 lower.

    Also good for Triceps which you can do with Cable Press downs.



  • like that idea matricing bis and tris - might give it a go next time at the gym  😁



  • Hey Bart
    Have posted a good rowing sesh for you to try in red Beards diary,  based  on the BFL. Good to hear how you fair.



  • will give it a nudge at lunchtime today.  It certainly looks a farking killer!!



  • Did the BFL programme as per snapperslayers programme on RedBeards thread.

    Easy (ish) the 1:55 and 1:50 splits, the 1:45 and 1:40 a bit harder to hit and stay on - probably did closer to 1:46 and 1:41 splits, was over more than under by a second.  the last 'sprint', meant to be 1:35, you have got to be kidding!!  Managed to keep it under 1:40 for that split, on the 1:38 and 1:39 marks.

    Heart rate, after a minutes wind down to make the 20 minutes row was still up at 168 bpm, so shudder to think what it was at the end of the sprint!!

    Must get a decent heart rate monitor - my old one broke can cant be fixed  😢



  • Good to hear you got through it, was surprised you thought it was "easy (ish)", maybe you could throw 1 or 2 more cycles in just to make it a little harder or reduce the time each minute by a few seconds. Also put a bit more pressure on yourself by staying under the target eg 1.45/500m on the sprint, try to keep your speed under that, 144 at the most;  only 1 or 2 secs diffeance, will make alot of differance. The last sprint 1.35/500m  certainly tests your ticker in a couple ways, heart rate going mad plus the mental strenght to  keep pulling when you dont think you can.
    Good work!



  • yeah, half the battle is mental thats for sure - those couple of seconds look small on the monitor, but by fuck the are massive when rowing away!!

    When I say easyish, I mean keeping to the 1:55 and 1;50 splits - not the whole thing!!

    Will call the whole thing easy when I can be 1:45 or lower, and 1:40 or lower for those splits.  And will call it beaten when I can finsih with a 1:35 or lower!!

    So won't be for a few weeks I reckon, at the least - a ten day trip to fiji will set me back a week or three!!

    Got some good results doing a two minute cruise / 1 minute hard rows for a while - 30 minutes.  cruise being between 1:50 and 1:55 splits, hard being between 1:40 and 1:45 - nearer then higher as you get tireder!

    You do a bit of rowing too snapper?



  • I am doing the BFL - 3 weeks to go - Red beard talks about it in his diary.  On cardio days I find the rowing the best, get the heart rate peaking at 190 clicks on that last sprint. Down to under 1.30/500m now on last sprint.



  • fark, 1:30, there's a target then, farkÂ

    Think I will have to practise rowing at that rate when fresh to start with, to see if I can get there, let alone after 18 minutes!!



  • HOLIDAY TIME:  Fiji from 3rd to 10th, back into exercise Monday 13th.

    Won't be back on deck doing ANYTHING until march 13, so expect I'll be back to my norma fatbastardness by then  :shifty:

    Will attempt a few paddles or soemthing in real water while away

    so good luck fat busting folks.



  • [quote name='Nick the Aussie']At the end you should have difficulty lifting 5kg on each arm
    [/quote]Dang....that comes at the start... 😕



  • I am still worrying about Bart doing something called a "french press" on Monday 20th Feb.

    Think it might involve trying to get PdP through the pub exit against his will.  Probably a real carb burner!



  • Progress report:

    Fiji, week long no training with exercise consisting of snorkiling, kava drinking, a bit of the other, lying in the sun and drinking cocktails with long names and longer prices.Â

    Weight Gain 400g from starg weight of 105kg (measured on airport scales on at Nadi Airport).

    Lack of weight gain could have had something to do with the heat which topped out at over 40 degrees  :nta

    Planning on a long slow 10k row tonight to ease back into training, a visit to the supermarket to get some decent tucker, and back into training, as have reliable information that Willie Weka has today started body for life, wieghing in at 99.7kg.  Not bad for a former fullback / first five...



  • Got me inspired Bartman, too much time spent with Shark in da pub has seen me slide.......

    Joined the gym over the weekend in time for the 12 week challenge.

    He goes 99.7kg.



  • managed to get that row in.

    10,000  :  38:59.4

    Nice cruisy row, watched the first half of the Crusaders v Bleus game.  Blues now just shitting themselves as the Crusaders turnj up the pressure!!

    Got the decent food in too now, so no excuses, and have offered up Willie Weka a no boozing duel...



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    managed to get that row in.

    10,000  :  38:59.4

    Nice cruisy row
    [/quote]
    :shocked:

    That's bloody good for a 'cruisy row'

    How many strokes per minute are you doing on a distance like this?



  • 2 days now of the booze bud.

    Soooo glad I took the heinie out of the ridge though, reckoned I deserved one after yesterday......still guttsed it out - all good now. :angel13:



  • Read somewhere that you got that rower Duluth, well done!!

    Was stroking at about (oo-er) 28-30 strokes per minute, 1:57 per 500m.  Should try and get that stroke rate down I read somewhere, and it does work, get the rate down, by pulling harder, and when you up your rate back to 30, you are still pulling hard out, and your times just plummet!!



  • Lunchtime row:  7500  :  28:56.9

    evening row:  6500  :  24:18.1

    Eating good today - shit loads of water.
    Breakfast:  Rabbit food cerial.
    Morningn tea:  apple / banana
    lunch:  2 x molenburg rabbit food filling sandwiches.
    snack:  banana
    dinner:  rice n tuna n vege.



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    Read somewhere that you got that rower Duluth, well done!!

    Was stroking at about (oo-er) 28-30 strokes per minute, 1:57 per 500m.  Should try and get that stroke rate down I read somewhere, and it does work, get the rate down, by pulling harder, and when you up your rate back to 30, you are still pulling hard out, and your times just plummet!!
    [/quote]
    Yeah I got a shiny new Model D. It's got the new flywheel cover that makes it quieter than the previous models..

    I've only had it for a little over a week so my times are still quite poor. I realised early onthat my technique was the issue and I wasn't getting enough work transferred directly to the flywheel mainly because my leg drive was so shit.

    My natural SPM would be around 27-28 but I've been trying to concentrate on slowing it down and pulling the handle harder. Also I read a lot of people row strapless to ensure the technique is correct and power isn't lost to the straps. So at the moement I'm doing around 24-25 SPM strapless at a rate of around 2:05 on the longer distances.
    Think I'll do a few more 10kms like this and then try what you said and increase the SPM but put the same force on the handle on a 5km



  • yeah, I read that strapless thing too, tried it a few times, but never really got into it!  but it is pretty much all about the legs for the power, that is for sure.

    downloaded from the concept2.com site some neat training programmes too over the years, but can't remember how to get them - started training to row a marathon, but got bored with it after a few weeks - wasa 6 month programme!!

    anyway, morning row:  5000m  :  19:58.4
    breaky, healthy cerial shit again.



  • Have you ever had a crack at the marathon Bart.  Its actually set as a programme on my rower - have not tryed it - Yet!  Should be able to do it in less than 3 hours if you kept your speed under 2.00/500m.



  • most I have rowed in one sitting is  15,256 metres in an hour back in 2003.  Other than that plenty of 10,000, but not often that hour!!

    might have a crack at a half marathon in the weekend actually - reckon I could crank through at that 2:00 / 500 rate.

    You've done any big rows SS?  My rower a concept 2 C model, so might try a marathon if I ever do, at the gym on their nice flash new model Ds!!



  • No - have only ever rowed for 30 - 40 mins at a time - have always wanted to have a crack at the marathon though. Will keep you posted.



  • Wednesday evening

    row  8500:  31:38.4

    Weights - Benchpress, deadlifts, legpress



  • The sports equipment hireing company in HB that flatmate and i have been looking at have finally come back to us and said they won't be getting the Concept 2 machine in to hire out. Mate went in months ago and they said they were looking at getting few so we have waited...and waited.
    Is there any other places anyone knows that hire these machines out?



  • I did the hour the last time I got fit about 3 years ago, was tough mentally and physically but felt awesome to complete it, can't remember the distance though!!

    Will be a while before willie has another crack at that - but another "mini-target" on the journey.............



  • go all out and buy one you lazy buggers - [url="http://www.concept2.co.nz/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Machines___Monitors_2.html"]http://www.concept2.co.nz/acatalog/Onli ... ors_2.html[/url]

    2500 bucks give you all the pain that you coulds ever want...

    Sure I used to see in the Herald a 'hire concpet 2" add all the time...??

    Or elite fitness - [url="http://www.elitefitness.co.nz/shop/fusebox.cfm?fuseaction=flashshop&AtValIDList=110"]http://www.elitefitness.co.nz/shop/fuse ... IDList=110[/url]

    no concept2 roewrs, but you could ask??  $25 a week for one of their kak rowers.



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    2500 bucks give you all the pain that you coulds ever want...[/quote]

    Wouldn't it be more fun to spend that on beer? You could give yourself similar pain I'm sure



  • Almost tipped up today, but managed to stay strong (ish).

    ONly an evening row 6000 metres, 23:42.5.

    Absolutly knackered from yesterdays evening row and weights session, legs feel like spahetti, and once again, sod all weights, just not having done legs or deadlits for a week, and back to bloody square one.  legs for years probably.

    But managed to drag my arse to the rower once home, and feel better for it.  Even managed a haircut and a shave afterwards, so looking good



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    Absolutly knackered from yesterdays evening row and weights session, legs feel like spahetti, and once again, sod all weights, just not having done legs or deadlits for a week, and back to bloody square one.  [/quote]

    Got to get a light session in there for muscle recovery. Sure the rowing's doing a bit but throw a few leg presses and deadlifst in there at 50% of your absolute max and you'll be feeling peachy tomorrow


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