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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Paula, you should definitely get this app if you have an iPhone! :-)

https://www.zombiesrungame.com...

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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Day 8:

NEPA: 4.59 miles in 1h08mins. The weight loss is definitely helping here. I've been using the Map My Run app (http://www.mapmyrun.com/) on my iPhone to keep track of distance and pace and today it was almost effortless to stay at 4mph or above.

Workout:

Front Squat 75x5,75x5,75x5,75x5,75x5
Lat Pulldown 150x5,150x5,150x5,150x5,150x5 (Elbow is still not 100% so not doing pull-ups just yet)
DB Bench press 55x5,55x5,55x5,50x5,50x4,50x2
Ab Rollout 10,10,10

Tabata:
KB Swing: 35lb x 11reps
Elliptical trainer: Cross Ramp=15, Resistance=15

I still had some gas in the tank after I finished and was tempted to do more but was running out of time. Next week I think I will do the prescribed workout and then do some complexes.


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gbwheeler
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Location: New York, USA
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pratik_patel wrote:
Day 8:

NEPA: 4.59 miles in 1h08mins. The weight loss is definitely helping here. I've been using the Map My Run app (http://www.mapmyrun.com/) on my iPhone to keep track of distance and pace and today it was almost effortless to stay at 4mph or above.

Workout:

Front Squat 75x5,75x5,75x5,75x5,75x5
Lat Pulldown 150x5,150x5,150x5,150x5,150x5 (Elbow is still not 100% so not doing pull-ups just yet)
DB Bench press 55x5,55x5,55x5,50x5,50x4,50x2
Ab Rollout 10,10,10

Tabata:
KB Swing: 35lb x 11reps
Elliptical trainer: Cross Ramp=15, Resistance=15

I still had some gas in the tank after I finished and was tempted to do more but was running out of time. Next week I think I will do the prescribed workout and then do some complexes.




Are you just adding the Tabata on your own or did I miss some instructions? I just started yesterday, so I wanted to be sure. Keep up the good work!

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paula_h65
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Join date: Feb 2012
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pratik_patel wrote:
Paula, you should definitely get this app if you have an iPhone! :-)

https://www.zombiesrungame.com...


I think that just sold me on buying an iphone:)

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pratik_patel
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@gbwheeler - I'm adding them on my own. I should probably increase the weight that I'm lifting in the prescribed exercises first and then do whatever I can afterwards. And good luck with your diet - the first few days will be tough but hang in there because it does get easier. I'm already starting to feel the difference and I'm only a quarter of the way through.

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gbwheeler
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Join date: May 2011
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pratik_patel wrote:
@gbwheeler - I'm adding them on my own. I should probably increase the weight that I'm lifting in the prescribed exercises first and then do whatever I can afterwards. And good luck with your diet - the first few days will be tough but hang in there because it does get easier. I'm already starting to feel the difference and I'm only a quarter of the way through.


Thanks. Thus far, I haven't been hungry though the food around me smells REALLY good. Mostly, I can see missing diversity. To echo other people on here, the shakes are very sweet. I just chug them down and go on with my day. I've had some experience with IF, so I think that should make things easier on me.

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pratik_patel
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Day 9:

NEPA: Walked 3.91 miles. First walk to be done in the evening as I was pushed for time this morning. Felt way hungrier today than any other day. Drinking water helped to take the edge off but I reckon getting a good nights sleep will also reset my appetite.

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pratik_patel
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Day 10:

NEPA: Walked 4.56 miles in 1h 09mins

Workout:

Reverse Lunge: 35x8,35x8,35x8,35x8,35x8
DB Bent-over row: 40x8,40x8,40x8,40x8,40x8
DB Push Press: 35x8,35x8,35x7,35x5,35x4,35x4,35x4
Barbell Curl: 55x8,55x8,55x8,55x8,55x5,55x3
Reverse Crunch: 20,20

Tabata: Elliptical trainer (cross ramp = 15, resistance=18)

A neck/scapula injury flared up early this morning so I had to take it easy on the upper body lifts in case it made the problem worse.

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GregManzo
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Great job! if you have enough gas in the tank to do extra lifts, i think you may need to add weight to the prescribed lifts.

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pratik_patel
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@Greg - yup I definitely need to increase the iron and was going to last night but held back because of the injury. Next week I'm aiming to push it as hard as I can in the prescribed workouts.

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pratik_patel
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Day 11:

NEPA walk: 3.7 miles

Didn't feel as hungry today for some reason though my stomach is a little unsettled from taking ibuprofen.

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pratik_patel
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Day 12:

NEPA walk: 3.65 miles

Workout:

Deadlift: 155x8,155x8,155x8,155x8,155x8
Decline DB press: 40x8,40x8,40x8,40x8,40x6,40x2
Lat Pulldown (neutral bar - wide grip) 105x8,105x8,105x8,105x8,105x8
Hand Walkout: 10,10,10,10

Felt really tired when I got to the gym, almost sleepy and it took me a while to get revved up enough to be able to lift by doing some warm up complexes. By the time I finished the prescribed exercises I was too tired to do any more today - I guess it was just too long of a day.

Elbow is still bothering me so I still can't do full pull ups. Tried a couple and then stopped because of a burning sensation in the joint. Hopefully it'll be okay next week.

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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Day 13:

Stats from this morning:

Height 180
Weight 182.4
Neck 37
Shoulders 45
Chest - Upper 111
Chest - Lower 108
Waist - at Navel 95
Waist - at largest 97
Hips - at largest 103
Upper Arm - L 33
Upper Arm - R 33
Upper Leg - L 62
Upper Leg - R 63
Lower Leg - L 37
Lower Leg - R 37
Ankle - L 25
Ankle - R 24


So that's another 2lbs lost and 10lbs since I started :-)


V-Burn challenge time: 23mins 23secs - much better than last week as I eased up on the first couple of circuits and didn't have to stop this time. It's a b*stard of a workout for sure!

Going to get Indian food (Tandoori chicken and lentils) for my HSM.

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paula_h65
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Join date: Feb 2012
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you are doing amazing. Hope the elbow is feeling better. Injuries sucks.

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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Day 14:

NEPA walk: 7.46 miles. Waaay more than I had planned because I was lost in thought during my walk and suddenly had one of those, "Where the f**k am I?!" moments. Luckily I didn't have much planned other than cleaning my apartment today :-)

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pratik_patel
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Day 15:

NEPA walk: 4.6 miles

Workout:

Front Squat: 95x5,95x5,95x5,95x5
Lat Pulldown: 135x5,135x5,135x5,135x3,135x2
DB Bench Press: 55x5,55x5,55x5,55x3,55x2
Ab Wheel Rollout: 10,10,10

Tabata:
- Single arm kettlebell swing: 25lbs
- Ball slam(16lbs) + mountain climbers
- Elliptical trainer (cross ramp=20, resistance=18)

24 Hour Fitness is really getting on my nerves because there are always people on the equipment 'resting' (i.e. chatting to their friends) so it's very difficult to keep up the tempo between sets. I'm looking into private gyms and perhaps enlisting a personal trainer to see if it's any better.

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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Day 16:

NEPA walk: 3.24 miles; had an epiphany half way through my walk for something I'm working on so decided to get home to quickly try out my idea ;-) Still, I was out of my chair for 45 minutes instead of glued to my screen all day.



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blake2616
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Location: Indiana, USA
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Usually my epiphany mid-NEPA is "I am bored, and I want to get on my computer". That particular epiphany is stifled if I am watching an interesting show on the TV while on the cycling machine at the gym.

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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Day 17:

NEPA: 3.33 miles - had to cut it short because of time pressures.

Workout:

Reverse Lunge (barbell): 95x8,95x8,95x8,95x8,95x8
Bent over row (barbell): 95x8,95x8,95x8,95x8,95x5,95x3
Push Press (barbell): 65x8,65x8,65x8,65x8,65x8
Barbell Curl (60lbs): 60x8,60x8,60x6,60x4,60x4,60x4,60x3,60x3
Reverse Crunch: 20,20

Tabata:
Kettle bell (35lbs) swing + mountain climbers

For some reason I was really tired throughout the day today - I'm planning on getting 8 hours sleep tonight to see if that will help get me back to normal for tomorrow.

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pratik_patel
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blake2616 wrote:
Usually my epiphany mid-NEPA is "I am bored, and I want to get on my computer". That particular epiphany is stifled if I am watching an interesting show on the TV while on the cycling machine at the gym.


I find using the Spotify app on my phone helps to alleviate the boredom when walking. There's nothing like old Iron Maiden albums to keep you trotting along.

BTW I'm glad to see a fellow XKCD fan on here ;-)

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pratik_patel
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Day 18:

NEPA walk: 4.56 miles.

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pratik_patel
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Day 19:

NEPA walk: 3.33 miles

Workout:

Deadlift: 165x8,165x8,165x8,165x8,165x8
Decline DB press: 42.5x8,42.5x8,42.5x8,42.5x5,42.5x4,42.5x4,42.5x3
Lateral Pull Neutral grip: 120x8,120x7,120x6,120x5,120x4,120x2,120x3,120x3,120x2
Hand walkout: 10,10,10,10

Tabata:
Alternating Single Arm DB snatch - 37.5lbs

Had to get up really early following a bad night of sleep beforehand so I was pretty tired all day today. I'm hoping to get a good 8 hours or so tonight to make up for it. Can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since I started phase 1!

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Tirith
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Just be polite and say, "I'm doing a circuit workout. Do you mind if I work in for one quick set?". Occasionally, you'll run into an ass hole, but most people aren't there to intentionally get in your way.

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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
Location: California, USA
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Day 20:

NEPA walk: 8.00 miles in 2hrs 02mins.

I usually have my HSM and V-burn challenge on a Saturday but I'm going to switch it to Sunday. Looking forward to trying to beat last weeks time.

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pratik_patel
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Join date: Mar 2012
Location: California, USA
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Day 21:

Stats from today:

Height 180
Weight 179.2
Neck 37
Shoulders 45
Chest - Upper 107
Chest - Lower 104
Waist - at Navel 90
Waist - at largest 94
Hips - at largest 103
Upper Arm - L 33
Upper Arm - R 32.5
Upper Leg - L 61
Upper Leg - R 62
Lower Leg - L 37
Lower Leg - R 37
Ankle - L 25
Ankle - R 24

Weight lost in 7 days: 3.6lbs
Total weight loss so far: 13.6lbs

I was pleasantly surprised by the drop this week because I wasn't expecting to lose more than a pound. I guess those extra Tabata sessions at the end are helping out.

V-Burn challenge time: 22mins 15seconds. I had to slow right down for circuits 5 and 6 because my hamstring was tightening up and felt as if it was going to pop. I didn't think I would beat last weeks time because of this but it looks like the weight loss is definitely helping with making the circuits easier.

Tonight's HSM: Sashimi sushi, brown rice, large bowl of mixed green leaves (no dressing - I actually prefer the taste of greens without anything on them).


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