Tired - take a break



  • shit it feels good to be back training after two weeks of not even going near a gym...

    Read on MacBeth...

    [url]http://www.oversize.co.nz/jason/barts-thoughts/97-pumped-and-pumping.html[/url]



  • So whats the next goal? Is there another competition that you have pencilled in already?

    Also have you gone on the concept2 recently? I assume the bodybuilding training would help with 500m and 2km times if you had a crack? What about anything longer?



  • did a 2k time about two weeks out from lats comp - 7:30 odd, withouth busting a gut. at the moment eating plenty of carbs I would probably do a bit better. Abs and core at the gym tonight, I might give the 2k a go.

    National champs in October, (2nd or 3rd or something), and looking at the NABBA Asia Pacific titles in September - Rarotonga, just juggling our dollars and cents at the moment to see if we can afford to go. Ness was asked to compete in an INBA all woman show in about 4 weeks, but has flagged that, as we would land and be in Melbourne for about 33 hours, and would be costing the same as to get us to, and comepte in Raro and stay for a week - no brainer!!

    Raro also means we both compete, and can do couples too, so a better deal all round!

    stay tuned, will let you know what happens in a 2k dash - I think it'll hurt, and I'll blow out - just got to dig into those memories of keeping going, "it's only seven minutes"....

    Has been great training with energy though, just a different world!



  • ouch, ouch ouch.

    Gym'd, and rowed. First, did a 500m warm up, hard - 1:46.6, and then a cruise for 500m at 2:00.

    Then, then, attacked the 2000. First 500, FLYING. projected time was 6:40. Feeling fine. Then at 700, 200 more measly metres, this bug huge wall jumped out and hit me. they projected started creeping up, and up, and up. So I just held on next 500, through to about 800 to go, managed to keep the rate at 1:45 - 47, and then wham, someone put another big wall in front of me, so I thought, just hold on you bastard, don't give in. I kept pulling hard, but the projected time with 800 to go had jumped out to 7:04. As I passed the 300 mark, with my lungs hanging out my mouth, I thought buggerit, and went for it, and watched the projected time slowly come down, 7:03, 7:02, 7:01, 7:00, and then it hung, 150 metres to go, it hung there, 7:00. I kept going, rate going down to 1:39 per 500, and then over the line, average 1:45.0, total time 6:59.9. So managed a sub seven. My lungs still hurt right now, two hours laters. But I think that I have earned the Pizza and beer I am having for dinner!!



  • [quote name='BartMan']ouch, ouch ouch.

    Gym'd, and rowed. First, did a 500m warm up, hard - 1:46.6, and then a cruise for 500m at 2:00.

    Then, then, attacked the 2000. First 500, FLYING. projected time was 6:40. Feeling fine. Then at 700, 200 more measly metres, this bug huge wall jumped out and hit me. they projected started creeping up, and up, and up. So I just held on next 500, through to about 800 to go, managed to keep the rate at 1:45 - 47, and then wham, someone put another big wall in front of me, so I thought, just hold on you bastard, don't give in. I kept pulling hard, but the projected time with 800 to go had jumped out to 7:04. As I passed the 300 mark, with my lungs hanging out my mouth, I thought buggerit, and went for it, and watched the projected time slowly come down, 7:03, 7:02, 7:01, 7:00, and then it hung, 150 metres to go, it hung there, 7:00. I kept going, rate going down to 1:39 per 500, and then over the line, average 1:45.0, total time 6:59.9. So managed a sub seven. My lungs still hurt right now, two hours laters. But I think that I have earned the Pizza and beer I am having for dinner!![/QUOTE]

    That's a great description, I feel tired myself!



  • yeah, I can remember why I didn't do too many 2k time trials - they really hurt - much prefer the 5 and 10k, you can get into a rhythem, and just keep on keeping on, instead of trying to charge through all these walls that keep springing up all over the place!!



  • well, reached my limit on squats last night - 155kg for 6 reps, but only one was a full squat, the other five were a good 3-4 inches from full depth. Managed 8 at 140 easily enough though, so will increase in smaller incements past the 140! Started at 12 x 120, 10 x 130, 8 x 140, and then was tired!!

    Would be interested to see what I could squat if I started with squats, instead of hitting them 3rd exercise into my leg day!!



  • [quote name='BartMan']well, reached my limit on squats last night - 155kg for 6 reps, but only one was a full squat, the other five were a good 3-4 inches from full depth. Managed 8 at 140 easily enough though, so will increase in smaller incements past the 140! Started at 12 x 120, 10 x 130, 8 x 140, and then was tired!!

    Would be interested to see what I could squat if I started with squats, instead of hitting them 3rd exercise into my leg day!![/QUOTE]

    I would always start leg day with squats, Bart. Just my opinion. I think you should always start with compound movements that work the largest muscle groups, then move toward the isolation exercises.



  • yeah, I used to do that exclusively too davi, but aiming at pre-exhausting the buggers, scare some growth into them! Just a change to keep me, and my muscles fresh!



  • [quote name='BartMan']yeah, I used to do that exclusively too davi, but aiming at pre-exhausting the buggers, scare some growth into them! Just a change to keep me, and my muscles fresh![/QUOTE]

    Well, judging from some of the photos you've posted, you know what you're doing. Keep up the hard work my fellow muscle head!


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