Gene's Escape from Larddom

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Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Gene » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:52 am

Bought "Convict Conditioning". I did some of the beginner's exercises.

I like this book.

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Post by Gene » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:24 pm

Some background...

Promoted to a desk position earlier this year. Gained some weight. Now have mild hypertension. Few weeks ago my Dad died of a hemorrhagic stroke, caused by untreated hypertension. Scared into my senses. Need and want to dump some weight.

CC ought to help in a modest way, over time. I'm also going to walk around a lot. We have hills here that would tax most folks so I'm going to take advantage of them. At least thirty minutes of fast walks per day. Knock off the junk.

Some of you trainer types might appreciate the documentation for your own clients. Also keep me honest when the blood pressure cuff quits telling me I'm in the shit.

I used to climb up the side of buildings for fun when I was "young". Like to do that again, or at least climb up machinery, structures and stuff at work when nobody is around to watch.

Experimented with movements. December 11, 2009

10 reps of wall pushups - had to learn to do it very slowly, with one second pause "on the bottom". Interesting.
Could not do upside down squats, too damn fat.
10 reps of balanced squats - again, do it slowly.
10 reps of seated leg raises - do it slowly.
10 reps of wall pullups - do it slowly.

Book strongly advises to "pay your dues". I'm gonna swallow my pride and do it like the man says, even if it seems silly.

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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Trip » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:19 pm

Very sorry to hear about your father, that sux. Good luck with your goals.

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Post by johno » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:31 pm

May your Father rest in peace. My condolences, Gene.

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Post by The Ginger Beard Man » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:26 pm

Sorry to hear about your father.
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Post by beefheart » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:40 pm

Condolences on the loss of your father.

Handweights and or a weight vest can really amp up the walking.
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Post by nafod » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:12 pm

Sorry to hear about your father.

Smart move going crawl, walk, run on the return to fitness.
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Post by Crust Bucket » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:37 pm

Sorry to hear about your Dad Gene, may he RIP.
Good luck with the weight loss, and glad you decided to do something about it.
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Post by Fat Cat » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:03 pm

RIP dad. It doesn't take a huge amount of weight drop to make a great impact on your numbers.
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Post by dead man walking » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:02 am

sorry about your old man.

good luck with the convict routine and getting your bp down.
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Post by Holland Oates » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:30 am

Good luck Goatfucker.

Sorry to hear about your dad but it's good to see you are not making his mistakes.
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Post by Mickey O'neil » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:40 am

I'm very sorry for your loss, Gene. Sincerely. Regarding your training, imho, YRG and HH is the ideal way to achieve your goals. Good luck with your training. I'll be following your log.

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Post by jdin » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:19 pm

Gene, sorry to hear about your father. On the BP front, diet and aerobic exercise will help a lot more than CC.

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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Gene » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:09 pm

Thank you all for your condolences. I will miss my Dad.

Base Figures...

Weight December 14, 2009 - 230 pounds. BF 32 percent. This situation can sneak up on you...

Blood Pressure (resting average) 150/90 Ain't morbid hypertension, ain't gonna be either. At least I know what weight is dangerous for me now.


Took an hour long walk in freezing rain. Minimal risk of falls but demanded some presence of mind. Great for keeping one's mind on what one is doing.

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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Dunn » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:43 pm

Gene,

I lost my dad about a year ago due to similar situation. It sucks big time.

Sorry to hear about that. Good luck with the weight loss.

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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Gene » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:30 am

December 14, 2009

Two sets of ten wall pushups to get "warmed up".


Two sets of ten wall pushups.

Two sets of the sitting leg raises.

All were done very slowly, several seconds down, hold one second, lower/raise slowly. Plenty of breathing.

Followed by a brief walk through the alleys and up a steep hill (an easy 45 to 50 degree incline, the Po-pos shut it down when it gets nasty).

I need this badly....

Diet - cutting out the junk, buying whole grains, beans and other stuff. Cooking them. A bit at a time for permanent changes.

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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Gene » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:33 pm

Dec 26, 2009 Fell off the wagon until yesterday. For my "sins" I took a one and a half hour long walk, probably four or five miles long. Had an absolute blast doing it.
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Post by ___________ » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:30 pm

Best of luck to you, Gene.
Remember, without consistency, there can be no excellence.
Stick with it & stay consistent. Results will follow.

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Post by seeahill » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:54 pm

MarcoFP wrote:Best of luck to you, Gene.
Remember, without consistency, there can be no excellence.
Stick with it & stay consistent. Results will follow.
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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by DrDonkeyLove » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:24 am

Sorry about your Dad.
I'm a big believer in walking though I don't do it much when it's snowy. Those hills should do you a lot of good. Good luck.
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Post by Shaun B. O'Murnecan » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:46 am

Sorry to hear about your father. Good luck.

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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Gene » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:17 pm

Marco and Tim are right, of course.

Thanks to all for your support.

January 17, 2010

Amosovs - 15 movements


CC Wall pushups 3x10
CC Leg raises 2x10

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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Holland Oates » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:23 pm

I want to see more posts.

Put in work son.

You don't have to kill yourself every session.

And speaking from my new training experience when you don't trash yourself in a single session you have the strength and motivation to do multiple sessions a day not to mention being able to train every day for weeks at a time.

Keep posting and more consistency.
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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Eric B » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:10 am

Keep working and posting, man. I'm sorry about your father.

Eat meat, eggs, and veggies, and stick to any workout program you like. Be consistent. You'll find success with decent diet and consistency.
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Re: Gene's Escape from Larddom

Post by Trip » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:27 am

Keep posting and more consistency.
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