A Strong Effort - A CT Memoir

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  1. Talking


    Quote Originally Posted by CTDeuce View Post
    You can use a kettlebell for any goal you're looking for, for the most part. Obviously if you clean and press over 200lbs with a barbell, doing it with a kettlebell won't help you add a ton of mass...but if you want to lean out, add strength, add endurance, flexibility, or just to work your stabilizer muscles to make your target muscles THAT much stronger....kettlebells will help you.

    The swings look crazy, and at first they feel crazy...but they're a great exercise. Swings help the strength in your glutes/hips/core/trunk/hamstrings, the endurance through your core/trunk (which is the most important for....everything), and although they look easy...swings can help you drop fat easily.

    Basically what it comes down to (and I hate to say it like this) is there are good trainers, and there are bad trainers....and the results you get from a kettlebell will be 50% your hard work and dedication and 50% whether your trainer cares more about you.....or more about his/her wallet.
    WEll put. . .my trainer is a powerlifter so KB movements aren't in our regimen. . .i always throw different exercises in there when i can haha but on the whole its straight POWERLIFTING for me. . .thats why i ask because i don't pay anything for my support staff because they are all trying to make it like myself. . . we do it because we love it! with that being said i would love to have you PM me (i don't want to jack your thread) on some exercises that you would suggest to me. . .
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  2. Maybe we can talk Matt into a joint cream
    Hope the elbow heals
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Aaelael View Post
    WEll put. . .my trainer is a powerlifter so KB movements aren't in our regimen. . .i always throw different exercises in there when i can haha but on the whole its straight POWERLIFTING for me. . .thats why i ask because i don't pay anything for my support staff because they are all trying to make it like myself. . . we do it because we love it! with that being said i would love to have you PM me (i don't want to jack your thread) on some exercises that you would suggest to me. . .
    I will be in touch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bnatural View Post
    Maybe we can talk Matt into a joint cream
    Hope the elbow heals
    haha that would be great.

    Its doing much better now

    Also, I have to make yesterdays update with todays, tonight. I totally forgot to post it last night.
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  4. 7/7/10
    Pitch me up!...


    Summary
    So because my left elbow region was being a jerk, I decided to head out to the pitch with a few buddies and kick the ball around. We stayed out for almost 2 hours but with the heat index reading WELL over 100 for the day, we retired to a much cooler climate and some H20.

    This update kind of sucks because I dont remember what I ate really now that its the following day at night. Sorry about that. I ate clean most of the day but immediately post w/o I had 2 slices of pizza. I didnt want to, but I am FLAT BROKE and my buddy from the pitch said he'd grab us all some pie. When hunger calls....

    Session

    Soccer
    about 120 mins


    Nutrition
    I have no idea.

    Supplementation
    2 RPG
    4 Cre-02
    2 Mvp365
    3 CLOmega 3-6-9

    Fun Lovin's

    No matter your opinions on this man...this song is phenomenal.


    7/6/10
    chiilin with the kiddies!...


    Summary
    Today was for the most part a day off. I did some lighter type stuff when the boys napped, but mostly just hangin around with the kids all day. There is a real heavy thing in my yard that I made everyone keep when we moved in that i've been throwin around here and there. I dont even know what it is...but it's heavy. If it was a normal shape I could clean it, but I couldnt snatch it. I will post a pic of it.

    Session
    Weird thingy DL's
    2 sets x 6 reps
    Weird thingy lifts (clean kind of)
    2 sets x 6 reps
    Single leg stepups
    2 sets x 6 reps


    Nutrition
    1. 2 chicken breasts with organic ketchup
    2. bowl of wheaties with skim milk, 1 banana
    3. turkey bacon on whole wheat with smart balance mayo
    4. wheaties with a "shake" as the milk source.


    Supplementation
    2 RPG
    2 Mvp365
    2 Zmk
    2 CLOmega 3-6-9

    Fun Lovin's
    okay so this is that weird thing that was left for me to lift by the aliens. I cant even guess a weight but it's gotta be at least 150lbs.


    And here's another present from the aliens. Over 3 female athletes that are all hot in the same place at once
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  5. Edit : I feel this is more appropriate.

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  6. My goD... I'd like to ref those games !
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  7. Talking


    HUmhahahalalalalaaaa. . .. ...AHHHH WOOOOOO GAAAAA!!! I want to add in the fun haha. . . I love it the name of this picture on my comp Is BOOOOOM!!!!!



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  8. 7/9/10
    Back on Bells


    Summary
    Today after work I went down to the gym where I hold my KB classes and met up with one of my pupils and had a KB workout with her. She plans to compete next year and wants me to get her ready, so i've written out a program for her to follow and today I just jumped into her routine day. The session lasted about 70 minutes and the rest periods were pretty short. I'm feeling good about it. My strength is down, but thats to be expected. I am on my way back up....it's my time.

    Speaking of, I spent a great deal of time when I got home working on getting things put away and distributed out of the "storage" room, which as soon as it's cleaned out becomes my GYM! I can finally set up my standard weights and get rolling. It will be good for a shock to my muscles to have some days mixed in with standard weights. I will be switching up between olympic style lifts and BB type routines also. I have it all mapped out.

    My nutrition was all effed up today too. Not that I didnt eat enough *although I may not have*, but the timing was crap. I didnt have any food within like 5 hours of my workout, which could be why I felt so weak today.

    Session
    Opening Stretches
    24kg KB Swing
    4 sets x 15 reps
    KB Jerk
    24kg x 2 sets x 8 reps *ea arm*
    32kg x 2 sets x 8 reps *ea arm*
    Double 16kg KB 2 Lunge to Squat
    4 sets x 4 reps *ea side*
    Double 16kg KB overhead press
    2 sets x 12 reps
    24kg Laying floor press
    4 sets x 6 reps *ea side*
    Closing Stretches

    *22 total sets*


    Nutrition
    1 - 2 egg whites on whole wheat with 2 slices turkey bacon, roasted red peppers, carmelized onions
    2 - 2 apples, 1c pineapple
    3 - 1 Shake - same as last time minus the banana
    4 - Roasted Chicken with potatoes, corn, whole wheat stuffing *I had A LOT of chicken*
    5 - 1 Shake - same as last time minus the banana

    Supplementation
    2 RPG
    4 Cre-02
    2 Mvp365
    3 CLOmega 3-6-9
    2 OxyElite Pro

    Fun Lovin's

    I post this video in like every single log I run. I love this stupid song.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by CTDeuce View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CTDeuce View Post
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
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  10. Just wanted to let everyone know that i took the last 2 days off from sessions to work on my weight room. Its almost 100% ready now so I can start using standard weights again around the house. I have half the mat's down and tomorrow when I finish sorting nonsense, I will put the other half down and organize the weights/bench/rack/etc
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by CTDeuce View Post
    Just wanted to let everyone know that i took the last 2 days off from sessions to work on my weight room. Its almost 100% ready now so I can start using standard weights again around the house. I have half the mat's down and tomorrow when I finish sorting nonsense, I will put the other half down and organize the weights/bench/rack/etc
    I demand pictures of this new dojo once it's complete
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
    WHITE WHALE!

  12. what type of mats are you using?
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by SilentBob187 View Post
    I demand pictures of this new dojo once it's
    complete
    I had already planned on posting them up . It will be missing some items as I have some stuff that i'd like to buy still when I can afford it....but you'll be able to get the idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bnatural View Post
    what type of mats are you using?
    Im not sure honestly. They are definitely pro-grade though as I got them from the guy who owns the gym that I teach my KB classes/Personal Train at. He has his whole gym lined with them and as soon as I laid the 1st half of them down (2nd half coming today), I was in heaven
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  14. I really didnt want to have to do this...but today was another off day. I am STILL setting up my "Man-Cave" and its going well, but not done yet. I am finishing up the setup on wednesday morning adn then will get a session in when I finish.

    Tomorrow night is the KB classes that I teach....I always get a nice workout in on tuesday nights . He's thinking of giving me Friday night to play with too....so we really might be kicking things into high gear here!!
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  15. get the man cave done!
    are they solid rubber mats or are they compressed rubber?
    in the gym I worked at, we had both and the solid rubber mats were a little better for longevity, but the compressed rubber seemed to work better under the power racks and the adjustable benches.

    Sounds sweet though, my basement has some cheap sears flooring, like $25 for 25sq ft, but it works for me
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  16. im gonna have to update tomorrow everyone....im too wiped out tonight. KB was awesome and work was tough today...so im going to get some dishes done and try to sleep.

    Update tomorrow!!
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  17. I have 2 full updates coming really soon here but first I wanted to point you all towards a mini review thread I have going for a company called American Pure Whey. They sent me 7 different flavored samples so I opened a thread to review. Please check it out

    American Pure Whey - Mini Reviews
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  18. 7/13/10
    KB classes


    Summary
    The KB classes this week were EFFIN EPIC!! I drove some seriousness into my clients and they fought right back with me. They are really grabbing the reins and running with it here, and i've officially picked up 2 personal training clients just from people becoming comfortable with me in the KB class.

    On an AWESOME note, I had some supps laying around that I didnt plan on using anyway and on craigslist this dude was selling a nice squat rack (half cage with overhead and low pulleys and bench with decline/incline) and he said he'd trade me the rack for my supps straight up!! Im so freakin hyped right now it's ridiculous. Im too damn poor to actually afford equipment and since I wasnt using the supps anyway...its just perfect. As soon as that's in my Man-Cave and set up....the pics shall be a-rollin!


    Session
    1st class
    Opening Stretches
    24kg KB Swing
    4 sets x 15 reps
    KB Snatch
    24kg x 2 sets x 10 reps *ea arm*
    KB Turkish Getup
    2 sets x 4 reps *ea side*
    24kg KB overhead press (3 sec pause at top)
    2 sets x 4 reps *ea side*
    24kg High Pull (3 sec pause at top)
    2 sets x 4 reps *ea side*
    Closing Stretches

    2nd class
    Opening Stretches
    24kg KB Swing
    4 sets x 15 reps
    KB Snatch
    24kg x 2 sets x 10 reps *right arm*
    24kg x 2 sets x 15 reps *left arm*
    KB Turkish Getup
    2 sets x 4 reps *ea side*
    KB Jerks
    24kg x 2 sets x 10 reps *right arm*
    24kg x 2 sets x 15 reps *left arm*
    KB Clean to One arm Squat to Push Press *complex*
    4 sets x 6 reps
    Tables/Bridges/sidexside tables
    3 sets x 30 sec holds *ea*
    Superman *sidexsidexboth*
    2 sets x 30 sec hold *ea*
    Horse Pose
    2 sets x 30 sec hold *ea*
    Planks/Side Planks
    2 sets x 30 sec hold *ea*
    Closing Stretches

    *62 total sets*...yes, I said 62 freakin sets.


    Nutrition
    1 - Shake - .5 scoop american pure whey isolate (cake batter), ice cubes, pineapple, strawberry, banana, skim milk
    2 - Chicken Breast on 2 slices whole grain with - roasted red pepper, yellow squash, and 2 tbsp's of buffalo meat chilli
    3 - 2 small red apples
    4 - 4 pieces of lightly breaded cod (baked) with homemade tartar and some yellow corn
    5 - Green Machine - Naked Drink
    6 - Shake - .5 scoop american pure whey isolate (cake batter), ice cubes, pineapple, strawberry, banana, skim milk

    Supplementation
    6 RPG
    3 Cre-02 - and my bottle is DEAD
    4 Cordygen v02 Ultra
    2 Mvp365
    3 CLOmega 3-6-9
    1 OxyElite Pro

    Fun Lovin's

    If you claim to like underground Hardcore Music and you don't like this song...i'll floorpunch the sh1t out of you myself.
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative/Sponsored Athlete
    www.millenniumsport.net

  19. 7/14/10
    Man-Cave Bizznatches!


    Summary
    Today was the day to get in that Man-Cave of mine and get the job done. I am very close right now...I just wanted to get on here and post before getting back in there for some finishing touches and such. It looks pretty awesome, but I still want to add the rack and some other items before snapping some pics for the log. I also still have to paint the walls and such, but that can wait....I just want to hit some damn iron already .

    I just wanted a basic cooldown day today because I really rocked out my body hard yesterday running 62 sets of kettlebells in 2 hours. Im not overly sore or anything (thank you RPG), but I just don't want to rock out my joints too hard. No matter how much I stretch, being heavier than most with a shorter guys frame (5'8" or so), I tend to get my joints crapped on more often than most...hence the need for so much yoga/stretching. Now that I have full access to my resistance bands, that will help with some shoulder stiffness i've been having from excess KB use as well as playing tennis when I can.

    Today was also a cheat meal day. I didnt want it to be but we had to do food shopping and it took forever and the lady and kiddo wanted food ASAP. I ended up eating Wendy's. ugh. I beat the crap out if it and had some rainbow cookies and zucchini bread too. only live once On a nice note...I used a sample of Alpha T2 today so a cheat meal was perfect to assess it with. I will post a link to that review when I get it up.


    Session
    Jumprope
    2 mins x 3 rounds. - I havent done this in too long.
    Renegade Yoga
    half session - 30 mins


    Nutrition
    1 - 1 full can of Garbanzo Beans
    2 - 2 turkey burgers with lettuce/tomato *no bun*
    3 - *cheat* 2 "double stack's" without the bun, 4 rainbow cookies, 2 slices zucchini bread, 12oz coffee.
    4 - 2 chicken breasts - 1 with whole wheat bun/tomato/lettuce, other plain.
    5 - 1 scoop American Pure Whey - Strawberry. 4oz in water, 4oz in skim


    Supplementation
    2 RPG
    2 Cordygen v02 Ultra
    2 Mvp365
    2 Zmk
    2 CLOmega 3-6-9
    2 Alpha T2

    Fun Lovin's

    Its perfect for these days, hahaha
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative/Sponsored Athlete
    www.millenniumsport.net

  20. A bit late to the party here...
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    A bit late to the party here...
    late shmate....i'm happy to have you in here Matt! I hope all is well with Thermo and (I hope it's safe to say) Rpn!
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  22. Alpha T2 - Mini Review

    there's a little mini review of PES' Alpha T2. I have another pill to use tomorrow...but that's day 1 at least.
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  23. 7/17/10
    Beat the Back!


    Summary
    So I am exhausted and all I want to do is sleep. I have less than 7 hours sleep left right now if I pass out this second. However...I JUST finished doing a smash back workout in less than 15 mins because I wanted to get busy today. I only did 2 things....but those 2 are enough to work me in for the night.

    My issue is, I don't own enough weight plates. I had just about all the weight I own on the bar and my DL's were still going up with ease. I hate not owning a lot of weight. Once my rack arrives, I think we'll have to adjust that situation

    I have been using samples by American Pure Whey. This company has a nice product, and I have a nice coupon code in case anyone wants 10lbs of isolate for a real nice price . I have a review thread going for the samples....I will post a link here when I think of it.


    Session
    Deadlift
    125x6
    125x6
    165x6 *with shrug*
    165x6 *with shrug*
    190x6 *with shrug*
    200x6 *with shrug*
    BB Bent Over Rows
    75x6
    105x6
    105x6
    120x6

    **less than 15-20 mins**


    Nutrition
    1 - Chicken breast on 1 piece double protein wheat bread with salsa
    2 - Chicken breast on 2 pieces wheat with tomato, onion, provolone, and franks red hot
    3 - 10 pieces of grilled asparagus, 1 apple, 2 bananas
    4 - 1 piece of whole wheat with tuna and celery
    5 - turkey breast on 2 pieces double protein wheat with lettuce, tomato, smart balance mayo, 1/2c honeydew
    6 - small bowl of rigatoni *no sauce - pre w/o*
    7 - 1 scoop american pure whey isolate in 6oz skim


    Supplementation
    2 RPG
    4 Cordygen v02 Ultra
    2 Mvp365
    2 Zmk
    2 CLOmega 3-6-9
    1 OxyElite Pro

    Fun Lovin's

    Time to get up kids.
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative/Sponsored Athlete
    www.millenniumsport.net

  24. nice workout, i have that song on my ipod
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by Bnatural View Post
    nice workout, i have that song on my ipod
    thanks buddy. I wish I could DL more but I just don't own the weight right now. I will be getting more shortly...just gotta handle the bills and such first.

    that song is ACE...I love it for workouts.
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