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05 Sep 2011, 11:59
I started the "Insanity" workout series.

Although I still feel pretty stupid doing workout videos on my living room, I have to admit that they're pretty good. It's based on max interval training and really gets your heart rate up. At the peaks of each interval I'm consistently 175-180bpm, which is pretty solid for living room exercising.

I plan on creating a hybrid schedule, mixing inworkouts from Insanity with workouts from p90x. My initial plan is to alternate weeks, but I might create a more complicated schedule where I mix the two systems in during each week. We'll see.
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08 Sep 2011, 00:33
I like to go to health club, last month i was joined health club and i daily go to health club. I daily spend 2 to 3 hours in health club, health club to gives to that environment to make fit my self.
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24 Sep 2011, 08:12
Mindreko wrote:
i have no motivation to gym. im so lazy and its really bad coz i sit at work all day long and then come home n i sit more. wat motivates u guys to exercise?

Umm....I like being strong and lean rather than weak and fat, and I like being able to run around and play sports without losing my breath in the first 10 seconds. Not too complicated.
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09 Dec 2011, 05:38
I aspire to fight stronger for longer . I am into Boxing and Bodyweight fitness no aesthetics for me .
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09 Dec 2011, 05:40
l0rrie wrote:
Pff I think I have GMAT-Insomnia.. I just can't sleep without all the formulas and everything going through my head.. I seriously have nightmares about scoring low etc. etc... I think I should work out too.. Try to get my brains to calm down..!! :'( Anybody else suffering from GMAt insomnia?

Though I am done with my Gmat , i still dream about appearing late for the test after my quant .
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09 Dec 2011, 06:01
mundasingh123 wrote:
l0rrie wrote:
Pff I think I have GMAT-Insomnia.. I just can't sleep without all the formulas and everything going through my head.. I seriously have nightmares about scoring low etc. etc... I think I should work out too.. Try to get my brains to calm down..!! :'( Anybody else suffering from GMAt insomnia?

Though I am done with my Gmat , i still dream about appearing late for the test after my quant .

Interesting... I am definitely sorry to hear that. Thankfully, you can assure yourself you are done with the GMAT and not worry about it but it is pretty strange that the dream has stuck around.
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09 Dec 2011, 06:20
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mundasingh123 wrote:
l0rrie wrote:
Pff I think I have GMAT-Insomnia.. I just can't sleep without all the formulas and everything going through my head.. I seriously have nightmares about scoring low etc. etc... I think I should work out too.. Try to get my brains to calm down..!! :'( Anybody else suffering from GMAt insomnia?

Though I am done with my Gmat , i still dream about appearing late for the test after my quant .

Interesting... I am definitely sorry to hear that. Thankfully, you can assure yourself you are done with the GMAT and not worry about it but it is pretty strange that the dream has stuck around.
Yes bb , even more interestingly it makes me feel optimistic in my dreams that i could get a higher score .
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17 Dec 2011, 00:27
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I am thrilled and proud to report that I have done 1 session of Cross Fit this week.
I hurt in some very interesting places.
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17 Dec 2011, 00:31
bb wrote:
I am thrilled and proud to report that I have done 1 session of Cross Fit this week.
I hurt in some very interesting places.

LOl... Interesting bb Ha Ha
I read that CrossFit is very expensive but it must be worth it
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17 Dec 2011, 00:32
Thank you and I hope to be back - Thank you AV for 1 year of pushing and shoving - you are the man and definitely a successful one. Ross should be proud to have you.
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17 Dec 2011, 01:55
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Thank you and I hope to be back - Thank you AV for 1 year of pushing and shoving - you are the man and definitely a successful one. Ross should be proud to have you.

Hi bb, Could you you expand on AV I would like to ask him for some advice on Ross
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03 Jan 2012, 03:39
Hey Av, nice post. I was joking to one of my friends yesterday, wondering 'how much weight Ill gain between now and submitting my applications'.
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04 Jan 2012, 00:16
KeVinHUnTer wrote:
Hey Av, nice post. I was joking to one of my friends yesterday, wondering 'how much weight Ill gain between now and submitting my applications'.

Just wait till you get into the bschool.

P.S. AV did not start working out seriously until AFTER he got into Ross - I think the stress of the application season is really distracting from pretty much anything else.
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Joined: 04 Oct 2008
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05 Jan 2012, 01:19
It's great to see that we still have people going strong with health and fitness goals!

Although I haven't updated my activity log until today, I've been getting bigger and stronger every week at Ross. I was able to hit all of my 2011 goals and I've got a lot of momentum heading into 2012. My progress over that past nine months has been incredible.

I don't have the specific numbers available right now, but I'll take a guess at my nine month progress (lots of newbie gains).
• Lean Muscle Mass: +15 lbs.
• Bench press: from ~155 lbs. to 255 lbs. (+100 lbs.)
• Squat: from 155 lbs. to 345 lbs. (+190 lbs.)
• Deadlift: from 155 lbs. to 400 lbs. (+245 lbs.)
• Dumbbell Curls (8-rep max): from 25 lbs. to 45 lbs. (+20 lbs.)
• Tricep Pushdown (8-rep max): from 60 lbs. to 160+ lbs. (+100 lbs.)
• Pull-ups (8-rep max): from bodyweight? to bodyweight + 50 lbs.
• Dips (8-rep max): from bodyweight? to bodyweight + 50 lbs.

I've been a lot more focused over the past 2 months and I think my gains are accelerating again. My advice to aspiring bodybuilders: (1) Lift heavy and often - no one ever curled 100 lb. dumbbells with tiny arms; (2) Eat, then eat some more.
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05 Jan 2012, 08:46
Pretty solid numbers Av, especially on the barbell lifts. I see so few people in the gym here who know (or even care) how to lift properly. I can count on one hand the number of people I've seen doing deadlifts, and there may be 3 or 4 people who squat properly and safely to full depth. I have had a few guys in my class ask me for advice for getting started on strength training, so there's still hope. I'm just hoping all the New Years Resolution crowd sticks to machines and elliptical machines for their month-long efforts at getting in shape so they're not clogging up the only two squat racks here.
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16 Jan 2012, 13:46
Let me join this! I'm doing P90X2 along with studying for the GMAT.
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29 Jan 2012, 09:23
Just started Insanity today. Anyone have any tips for it?
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02 Apr 2012, 22:58
What time do you guys typically work out during the week? Especially those with jobs. I usually have work from 9 to 6. I also have a one hour commute there and back (ugh Los Angeles . . .). I feel like the gyms are always packed after 6 p.m. I'm thinking of working out before work, I imagine it would be hell the first week though
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03 Apr 2012, 10:31
Swoosh617 wrote:
What time do you guys typically work out during the week? Especially those with jobs. I usually have work from 9 to 6. I also have a one hour commute there and back (ugh Los Angeles . . .). I feel like the gyms are always packed after 6 p.m. I'm thinking of working out before work, I imagine it would be hell the first week though

I do group training classes, so my options are limited in terms of when I can come. I picked the 7:30 PM (which is the only time I can really make).
I would not be able to do 6 AM since I am so wiped out then. I never even tried the 6 am but I know there is a good sized crowd then too.
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17 Apr 2012, 13:23
Av wrote:
It's great to see that we still have people going strong with health and fitness goals!

Although I haven't updated my activity log until today, I've been getting bigger and stronger every week at Ross. I was able to hit all of my 2011 goals and I've got a lot of momentum heading into 2012. My progress over that past nine months has been incredible.

I don't have the specific numbers available right now, but I'll take a guess at my nine month progress (lots of newbie gains).
• Lean Muscle Mass: +15 lbs.
• Bench press: from ~155 lbs. to 255 lbs. (+100 lbs.)
• Squat: from 155 lbs. to 345 lbs. (+190 lbs.)
• Deadlift: from 155 lbs. to 400 lbs. (+245 lbs.)
• Dumbbell Curls (8-rep max): from 25 lbs. to 45 lbs. (+20 lbs.)
• Tricep Pushdown (8-rep max): from 60 lbs. to 160+ lbs. (+100 lbs.)
• Pull-ups (8-rep max): from bodyweight? to bodyweight + 50 lbs.
• Dips (8-rep max): from bodyweight? to bodyweight + 50 lbs.

I've been a lot more focused over the past 2 months and I think my gains are accelerating again. My advice to aspiring bodybuilders: (1) Lift heavy and often - no one ever curled 100 lb. dumbbells with tiny arms; (2) Eat, then eat some more.

I have similar stats to you, 5'10'' @ 190 lbs ~12% bodyfat. Been trying intermitted fasting and reverse pyramid scheme with good results so far. Got the routine and diet from leangains, 4 weeks in and lost 4 lbs and gained strength in all lifts by 10-30lbs.

My biggest weakness is squats at 295 currently, cant seem to get to the next 10 lbs range without sacraficing form on my ATG squats.
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