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Fri, Apr. 28th, 2017, 08:34 pm
and oh yeah...

i actually found it today...
the standing calf raise machine..
it was in the back of the room
actually near the leg press machine...
will try it out the next time..

and oh yeah...
and another thing with my triceps...
i think another reason for the extra soreness..
is due to my increased weight in the chest track..
in a way, i feel the chest track...
also works my triceps.

Fri, Apr. 28th, 2017, 08:19 pm
Todays BRUTAL HONESTY...

half ass movements, u just get half ass results..
or something to that affect...

like wow...

Fri, Apr. 28th, 2017, 08:04 pm
Wow, i feel i made a new friend at the gym today...

that particular korean girl...
i finally got passed in being able to just merely say hi to her today.

after class, i went to the rest room to put water on my face. she had entered in and noticed me.. and asked me if i was going to stay awhile. I told her that i arrived to the gym earlier... did my exercises before class started. I had my notebook with me.. and i ended up showing her my routine today. i worked on shoulders and abs. she got interested in looking at my notes... and then i asked her... if she was interested in wanting me to show her the routine...

we went out on the gym floor together...
and i ended up demonstrating her my shoulder exercises i ended up doing today. This korean girl... OKay, her name is Grace.. its prolly more likely her English name... as opposed to her actual korean name... but anyways, i feel she's on the thin/frail side. like really skinny with little muscle. I gave her 5 lbs dumb bells to work with. and in all honesty, i feel she could have used lighter weights on some of the exercises... maybe... like 2 lbs.

anyways, the exercises i demonstrated to her all had to deal with dumb bells. i showed her 4 different exercises:

shoulder press
straight arm front delt raise
lateral raise
seated bent over delt raise.

god, i dont know why... but that experience felt so exciting to me. being able to demonstrate to someone else my sense of knowledge.

anyways, she looked at me and commented how i look strong. i told her that i am interested in gaining more muscle tho. for some reason, its difficult for me to view myself as strong. i mean, when i look at myself... i tend to usually see more of a person with a short stature with a small frame. but apparently she think i have muscles. and i suppose i do compared to her... as she is on the frail looking side to me. she had commented to me how she's interested in wanting to gain muscle too... and i ended up mentioning how diet/getting enough protein is really important. its not just important... but in fact, its ESSENTIAL. i explained to her that i weigh 105... and that if i want to develop more muscle... i need at least 105 grams of protein intake. she asked me if i actually calculate, measure/weigh my food, know my protein intake... and yeah, I actually DO. she seemed impressed..

apparently she liked her so called training session with me, lol.. and asked me what other time am i at the paramus gym... and that perhaps i could show her more of my exercise routine. she's the type of person who has a gym membership at one gym location. she suggested that i come monday evenings... and take gym class there.. saying its a really good line up. i mentioned to her that i take classes monday nights at hasbrouck heights. and i cant, i am not willing to give up monday nights with that instructor. at any rate, she then commented about how i should visit the paramus gym sunday evenings. not that many ppl... so yeah...

she had mentioned about she was going thru a personal training session with that female, tamara... and i mentioned to her that yeah, i have dealt with her one time.. and how she seemed really good. but then mentioned.. i am not willing to pay tho. but i tend to just sign up for a free session when they offer them. telling her i have a free training session in englewood cliffs this saturday.

she asked me where i work. i mentioned wholefoods. telling her i use to work at the store... thats just next door, but i just changed locations to closter.

anyways, she mentioned about getting together at the paramus gym this sunday. that she's usually there around 4ish... i didnt have my cell phone on hand, it was in my car. so she wrote down her number in my notebook... i'm suppose to text her...

i work sundays.
after work, i'll prolly run in saddle river park
and then drop by the gym...

i feel like i am looking forward to showing her my exercise routines. i told her its a 12 week training session program i am doing. i'm thinking maybe she can follow along with it too... altho damn, my mind thinks she needs to be more aware of her sense of protein intake. i mean, you can work out all u want... but if u dont get sufficient amount of protein in your body... muscle growth isnt really going to happen. at least, thats my mind set...

anyways, it all just seemed kinda like a really enjoyable exchange i had today...

Thu, Apr. 27th, 2017, 08:43 pm
and i feel SOOooo RETARDED working out using machines...

after my run, i ended up working out at the paramus gym. my third day of my 12 week training program. today being focused on legs and calves.

and OKAY, most of the exercises had to deal with using machines.
even after watching videos of the exercises...
i still felt SO RETARDED trying to figure out how to use the equipment..

my first exercise had to deal with the leg press.
and OMFG, if u dont know how to use that equipment
i feel it could come across as really dangerous to use actually.

FIRSt OFF, since i am not familiar with such equipement...
just trying to search for the RIGHT one took me awhile...
took me awhile for me to find the leg press equipment.
and i soon realized there are TWO types..
but i feel i had used the more challenging one first which was located all the way in the back near the squat rack. FIRst off, the plate was SO FAR away from the seat. and being under 5 feet.. i'm like asking myself how the fuck do i even reach the plate with my feet in the first place?! i'm like sitting in the seat... and i slide myself down even further... just so i can have my feet actually touch the plate which seems so far out in the distance. but BEFOrE i did that... i had taken all the weights off that machine... but MIND u... even with all the weights taken off... holy fuck, it ends up still feeling relatively heavy. cuz once i figured out how to UNLOCk the machine... whoa... DANGER. the heavy plate ends up automatically sliding down. OKAY, i ended up learning REAL FAST after that..

the second leg press machine was more located in the front with all the other machines. i feel less challenging one... cuz instead of pushing the plate away... its more like when u press the plate... you end up moving the seat back instead. anyways, i liked using the first equipement better.. even tho it took me awhile to figure it out at first... but i feel the less challenging one was good too.. because that one, i could use.. just using my left leg. the more challenging one... NO WAY, too heavy already..

also, there is the leg curl machine i was suppose to use. i stood there reading the instructions and i was there like 10 minutes or so trying to figure it out still. and i gave up cuz for the life of me i couldnt figure it out. yeah, i just feel RETARDEd like that.

the leg extension machine i knew how to use easily cuz it was actually shown to me by that female personal trainer that one time.

and i looked around and around the gym for a standing calf raise machine. either they dont have one, or i am not sure what its suppose to look like. but i feel i have a good idea of what its suppose to look like tho since i saw a video on it.. but either way i ended up finding an entirely different machine tho to work the calves instead...

anyways, i just dont think i had a good work out with my legs... at least when it comes to following this particular program.. due to my left knee issue and the imbalance of my strength between my left vs right leg. So, a long with my leg press and wide stance squat exercise.. i ended up focusing on my left leg instead... doing lunges and pistol squats. i think i am going to have to measure my muscle on my left leg instead.. cuz even tho it hasnt caught up to my right side tho... perhaps i have still gained muscle on that side. but need to take measurements instead..

ANyways, my upper body is SOre. not as sore as yesterday. yesterday feeling the worst.. particularly my triceps. feel the soreness had to deal with the tricep track in bodypump.. and on TOP of that my tricep exercise i ended up doing for my first day of my 12 week training program. OMGF... i NEVER ended up having my triceps feel THAT sore before. The second day.. i had to work on my biceps. i had to do the preacher bicep curl. NEver done that before. but what u have to do is lay your arm on this mat thingy... and OMG even that was hard to do just cuz it put pressure on my tricep muscles... my tricep muscles feeling so sore and sensitive..

today, after my bicep work out.. while they dont feel extremely sore. i do feel tension in them. which makes me feel like i actually worked them out the other day...

i'm just in phase 1 of the exercise routine..
start phase 2 in the 3rd week...
there are 3 phases all together...

tomorrow: delts and abs...

just like with my diet..
hoping i get to see a difference with my physique in 3 months..
end of july...

Thu, Apr. 27th, 2017, 08:05 pm
and that korean girl keeps on saying hi to me...

i feel flattered in a way...
but i feel maybe she wants something from me..
or is it just a matter of her just being merely friendly?
i dunno..

i remember my first interaction with her..
i had just returned back to the paramus gym due to the weather. since i no longer work next door of that gym ... i feel i lacked motivation to drive in that direction. but with the warmer weather... i started returning back to saddle river park.

anyways, returning back to that gym, i guess i came across as a new face. and i remember, when i had entered into class.. the korean girl ended up informing me... all the equipment i needed for the 2 classes. that had been my first interaction with her. i didnt think much of it... but just thought of it as her being friendly.

my second interaction with her was a week later in the same 2 friday classes. when she saw my squat weight, she had commented to me that whoa... that i'm strong.

my third interaction with her was a week later in the same class.. and this time she had introduced herself to me. telling me her name. asking me if i was korean. and asking me my name.

anyways, if she sees me in the locker room, she makes it a point to say hi to me. if she sees me on the gym floor.. again, she ends up saying hi to me. i mean, i think its friendly, but i'm not sure what she wants from me. i mean, there are sometimes other asian girls in class... but i dont really ever see her say hi to them. but she just says hi to me. i guess i say hi back... but then i just do my thing on the gym floor.. or i just focus more on whatever is going on in class instead. i feel maybe i should say something more than just hi.. but i really dont know what.

i'm just not really good when it comes to conversation sometimes...

Thu, Apr. 27th, 2017, 07:51 pm
and he humbles me..

right so..
last night in grit strength class...
OMFG..

i feel i couldnt believe my eyes...
for a moment, my mind feels stunned..
the instructor, he just ended up jumping so friggin' HIGh...
it had been a mere squat jump too...
but his sense of height felt so unbelievable to me..
that sight made me feel really small and insignificant about myself...
but it also made me realize, whats possible...
and that i have LOTS AND LOTS of room for improvement still...

Wed, Apr. 26th, 2017, 03:33 pm
OMFG...

Feel like my upper body can hardly move...
shoulders, chest, triceps...
never felt this amount of soreness before..

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2017, 01:27 pm
and i'm so bad...

ended up working out at englewood cliffs today.
got there, and the front desk person recognized me from hasbrouck heights.
telling me that he sees me at that gym all the time..
taking classes. taking classes with alex?
i had to correct him, and say tony.
and then he mentioned, yeah, thats right...
how the fuck he got the name alex, i have no idea...

at any rate, when i got to the gym...
i ended up signing up for a free personal training session this saturday at 9:30. perfect timing cuz bodypump is from 8 to 9am. then i'll try grit cardio.. see if they actually do the new routine... which would end at 9:30. and I KNOW, i am SO HORRIBLE, when i KNOW i have NO INTENTIONS of actually paying for a personal training session. but i couldnt resist. i just really like getting freebie sessions like that. i'll prolly have to endure their sales pitch at the end... and i know, i'll just end up being nice and say, i'll think about it... when i know i really have no intentions... its just still kinda fun for me when it comes to getting a freebie session like that.. hoping i will end up getting additional insight from such a session...

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2017, 01:16 pm
12 week training program...

well...
i admit that bodybuilding.com has become my favorite website to get advice and read about different routines. that website is what helped me start off with my counting calorie diet. its how i discovered my abs work out routine.. and now, i'm starting this 12 week training program.

today was my first day of starting.
wish i was able to align it with gym class.
as new routines come out every 3 months..
anyways, guess i'll be doing this until near the end of july..
and i'll see as to how much transformation i've gone thru..

todays routine focused on chest/triceps
tomorrow: back and biceps.

basically each exercise i do.. .
ends up being 3 sets of 12 reps..

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2017, 08:46 am
Happy birthday livejournal...

i cant believe livejournal is 18 years old...
i've been a member of livejournal for 16 years...
signed up originally in 2001..
HOLY fucking SHIT...

while there are more popular blogging platforms...
i cant let this site go...
livejournal being my first love..

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