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Journal FortKnox's Journal: [Gym] Gym 2, Josh 0 12

I got another ass kicking last night. Did legs and partially back. The leg squats really kciked my ass (on the hammer-strength machine, 3 sets of 12 forward, and 3 sets backward). Calves and hammys I did well on (especially calves). Then we started on my back. While working on my lats, I started getting light headed... stomach started to ache. I had to constantly take breaks. The PT asked what was wrong, and I told him the light headedness. He asked when I last ate (this was at 5pm), I told him lunch at 11:30. That's when he said "Don't move, I'll be right back"... within a minute, I was on the floor barely concious. Another PT was keeping me awake until my guy returns with a shake. I was seconds away from passing out. So a lesson to learn, here:
Always have a snack before going to the gym! (Yes indeedy! I'm a stupid idiot!)

Anywho, the bicep sprain wasn't a sprain or a strain, just a really sore muscle. We worked it out and its fine today. I must be favoring the right side too much when working on my arms...
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  • If I’m hungry before a workout, I usually eat apple sauce. It gives a good blood sugar boost and puts a bit of mass in the stomach, yet doesn’t leave you feeling full once you start bouncing around with the cardio stuff.

    I have often been amused by the fact that I can do twenty to forty minutes of elliptical without even remembering that I have a digestive system, yet thirty seconds into my weight routine and I’m ready to gnaw the sweaty padding off of the pulldown bar.

  • 1. Pre-workout meal: 1/2 - 3/4 protein and 1/2 - 1/4 carbs (pref complex), an hour to an hour and a half before a weights workout. Can be skipped for cardio.

    2. Post-workout meal, within 30 minutes (60 for cardio is OK) after a workout: 1/4 protein (pref something quick-uptake, like a whey+casein shake) and 3/4 simple carbs (fruit is best). Must never be skipped. Ever.

    3. Sounds like you're doing too much too soon. Learn technique using lighter weights and once you get the technique correct then you can go he
  • I can't eat much before the gym (because stomach/side cramps are no fun), but I have to have a little something because I as well eat lunch at 11:30. I usually have a fruit strip from MadeInChinaBullseyeLand just before I go to stave off the hunger.
  • at the academy we would be up at 5:30 to run 4 miles and do insane numbers of pushups, etc and all before breakfast. I wonder how that differed from your guru's workout....

    there was one guy that puked frequently, but he could do that at the drop of a hat and was kind of a whiner.


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