Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

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Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:54 am

Sunday 6/2/2019
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AM Meditation - 10:00

warm up - YRG book ignition, touchdown/side bends
2H KB Swings x 10 on the minute - 16kg x 5:00
Power Yoga 30:00 "strong foundation" vid
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I'm back.

I'll write a bit more narrative later. Maybe.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by nafod » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:09 pm

I'm back.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by Mickey O'neil » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:16 am

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:44 am

Monday 6/3/19
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AM
Push ups 10 (5, 5,)
BW squats 10 (10)
Meditate - 8:00 (8:00 Meditation Day 2)
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Daily Step Total - 10,000
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Today was supposed to be a bit more of a workout. But an impromptu happy hour with some of my people led to more than a couple hours of pizza and beer and more beer.

So I ended up with my personal program minimum, which is push ups , squats and meditate in the AM before work. And at least 10,000 steps.
Mixed in with those steps are blocks of HH step and curl. I'm currently using the 5s for blocks of 5:00. So this AM i had a few extra minutes and did a block of 5:00. Tonight I got home so I "walked" in the house for 20 minutes with 2 blocks of 5:00 for the HH. I might not regularly record the HH work. I'll just lump in with my steps.

Today was day one of the "program minimum." I've been meditating again for about a week now. But today is the second day of using the 8:00 meditation book which is really good.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:45 am

Mickey O'neil wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:16 am
Welcome back!
Thanks Mick!
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

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nafod wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:09 pm
I'm back.
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Indeed!
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:19 am

Tuesday 6/4/2019
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Late night at work. (This was expected.) So today was my personal program minimum.

AM
Push ups 11 (5,5,1)
BW squats 11 (11)
Meditate - 8:00 (8:00 Meditation Day 3).

13,000 steps.
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Diet was fairly shitty. But that was expected too. When I work late I don't eat as clean.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 am

Wednesday 6/5/2019

AM
Push ups 12 (5,5,2)
BW Squats 12 (12)
Meditate 8:00 (8 minute meditation Week 1 Day 3)

Walk/Run 2:00 jog/3:00 walk x 6
YRG Yoga - 20:00 book routine modified for post run

10,000 steps
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Good day. Getting back into the running with some easy walk/run days. The post run yoga is my own thing modified from the YRG books 20 minute routine.
The current workout goal is something like this:
Program Minimum every day - which is AM push ups and squats, AM meditate, walk at least 10,000 steps. The 10,000 steps does not include workout time. More steps when I can. Heavy Hands with the steps when I can.
Jog/Run 2 times a week.
Yoga and KB swings 3 to 4 times a week. The KB swings are simply 10 on the minute for a max of 10 minutes. Yoga is either DDP Yoga...Power Yoga...YRG book routine....that type of thing.

At least this is the current plan. I will modify as needed.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 am

Thursday 6/6/2019
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AM
Push ups 13 (5,5,3)
BW Squats 13
Meditation - 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 1 Day 4)

PM
2 hand KB Swings - 16kg 10 on the minute x 7:00
DDP Yoga Now vid - 50 minutes, yellow (Dallas taught class)

15,000 steps
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Today I did one of the "live" classes. I didn't do it live but all the live ones are filmed and you have access. They go back to like 2016 I think. It was a DDP class from 2017. 50 minutes. This one had a lot of his isometrics, which I don't like. It's not what I'm trying to get out of the yoga. There was a nice leg balance to runner's lunge to superstar sequence. A nice warrior sequence.....this one was an intermediate class. And to be fair, I did sweat a lot and I was tired at the end.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:05 am

Friday 6/7/2019
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Late night at work (expected) so only my personal Program Minimum for me.

AM
Push ups 14 (5, 5, 4)
BW Squats 14 (14)
Meditation - 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 1 Day 5)

16,000 steps
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Late work day. And one of those days where I knew I would be on my feet and on the move a lot.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:36 pm

Saturday 6/8/2019
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AM
Meditation - 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 1 Day 6)
BW Squats 15 (15)
Pushups 15 (5,5,5)

Walk/Jog - Jog 2:00 / Walk 3:00 x 10
post run stretching

Steps - currently 8000......ended up with 17,000
(walk/run NOT included in steps)
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Leaving for the day and evening so I wanted to get this posted now. I'll end up with at least 10,000 steps and update tomorrow.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:50 pm

Sunday 6/9/2019
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AM
Pushups 16 (5, 5, 5, 1)
BW Squats 16 (16)
Meditation 8:00 (8 minute meditation week 1 day 7)

2 hand KB swings 16 kg x 10 on the minute - 10:00
Walk - 70 minutes

Steps - currently 10,000...ended with 14,000
step count includes 70 minute walk
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:11 am

Monday 6/10/19

AM
Pushups 17 (5, 5, 5, 2)
BW Squats 17 (17)
Meditation 8:00 (8 minute meditation Week 2 Day 1)

PM
2 Hand KB Swings 16kg x 10 on the minute, 7:00
Power Yoga - 30 minute vid - Dynamic Flow

currently 10,000 steps
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In addition to the DDP Yoga Now app, I purchases Bryan Kest's online Power Yoga. I think it is fantastic. All the videos have been great. Good clear instruction. There are a ton of vids and a lot of different kinds. I've found a few I didn't like, but only because it was not what I was exactly looking for at that moment. Worth every penny. When the time comes, I think I might drop the DDP Yoga Now and keep the Bryan Kest.

Or just keep them both. Here in southern cali most yoga places are like 20 a class now. For less than that a month I have access to enough classes between the two sites to keep me busy forever.

Also today I decided to really get serious about my diet. I've got to drop some lbs.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:44 am

Tuesday 6/11/2019
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AM
Pushups 18 (5, 5, 5, 3)
BW Squats 18 (18)
Meditation 8:00 (8 minute meditation Week 2 Day 2)

PM
Walk/jog - 3:00 jog/2:00 walk x 2; 1:00 jog /4:00 walk x 2; 3:00 jog/2:00 walk x 2 (30 minutes total)
YRG book 20 minute routine extended

currently 10,000 steps
(walk/jog NOT included in steps)
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:43 pm

Wednesday 6/12/2019
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AM
Pushups 19 (5, 5, 5, 4)
BW Squats 19 (19)
Meditation 8:00 (8:00 Meditation Week 2 Day 3)

Currently 10,000 Steps
ended up with 13,000
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That is probably it for tonight. Heading out (expected) for a happy hour meet up (expected). I might get in more walking. I'll update step count if I do.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:03 am

Thursday 6/13/2019
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AM
Pushups 20 (10, 5, 5)
BW Sqquats 20 (20)
Meditation 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 2 Day 4)

PM
Walk/jog - 2:00 jog/3:00 walk x 4

Currently 13,000 Steps
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:16 am

Friday 6/14
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AM
Pushups 21 (10, 6, 5)
BW Squats 22 (22)
Meditation 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 2 Day 5)

13000 Steps
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:52 pm

Saturday 6/15/19
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AM
Meditation 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 2 Day 6)
60 minute walk
2 hand KB swing 24kg x 10, 3 sets
BW Squats 24 (24)
Pushups 22 (10, 10, 2)

Currently 10,000 steps
(walk included in steps)
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Transitioning to 24kg for KB swings. Also going to try to up the frequency.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:31 am

Sun 6/16/19
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AM
Meditation 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 2 Day 7)
2 hand KB swings 24kg x 10, 3 sets
walk/run x 45:00
pushups 23 (10, 10, 3)
BW squats 30 (25, 5)

10,000 steps
(run walk included)
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run walk - today started transitioning to just jogging my route. I have the route I've run for years and today instead of doing set intervals I started sort of getting back to jogging with my natural interval spots.

BW squats - starting to do 2 sets, first set flat footed squats second set Hindu style.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:56 am

Mon 6/17/19
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AM
pushups 24 (10, 10, 4)
BW squats 24 (24)
Meditate 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 3 Day 1)
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PM
Yoga - DDP Yoga Now App - 1 hour yoga doc class level yellow

Steps 11,000
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A few notes -
BW squats, the difference between doing these first thing on a weekday AM vs the weekend after being up, running, etc. is a lot. So I am not going to be adding any sets or such foolishness.

Yoga - the yoga doc class was really good. It was a yellow, which is intermediate. Much more like the old school YRG stuff. Lots of good twists. Some balancing. I found it difficult. He also did work in splits (which I cannot do) the crow (which I cannot do) and a forearm shoulder stand (I cannot do.) You usually do not find these in the yellow. I liked his stuff a lot. Not really any of the isometrics, punches, or those sorts of things.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:19 am

Tue 6/18/2019
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AM
Pushups 25 (10, 10, 5)
BW Squats 25 (25)
Meditate 8:00 (8 Minute Meditation Week 3 Day 2)

PM
2 Hand KB Swings 24 KG x 10, 4 sets
Jog/Walk 3:00 jog/2:00 walk x 6

Steps 11,000
Jog/walk NOT included
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Ended the work day with fewer steps than normal. A lot of desk work. Had to do a lot of HH walking at the house. Which is good. After I hit 11,000 I spent about 10 minutes just working variations of the ignition sequence from YRG book. Trying to loosen the lower back and hips.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by Mickey O'neil » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 am

I should go back to the book at some point. It's really good.

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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:02 am

Wed 6/19/2019
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AM
Pushups 26 (10, 10, 5, 1)
BW Squats 26 (26)
Meditate (8 Minute Meditation Week 3 Day 3)

Steps 10,000
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Planned night out. So tonight was my personal program minimum. Plenty of pizza. Probably some of the best pizza I've had. And plenty of beer.

Had an interview for a secondary/part time job. Some event managemen-security stuff. Went well. Hoping it works out. I'd love to get out of the uber/lyft game for the extra cash.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by newguy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 am

Mickey O'neil wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 am
I should go back to the book at some point. It's really good.
Mick, it is by far my all time favorite yoga program. I think it is the perfect balance of yoga for western body types. It avoids all of his later isometrics bullshit (which I can appreciate it for what it is, but it is not my thing.)

Another thing you might like if you haven't checked it out - poweryoga.com

It is Bryan Kest's site. And even if you don't pony up the bones for access, there are always two or three free videos and they rotate monthly (or something like that.

But for me it was well worth the money.
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Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Post by Mickey O'neil » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:43 pm

I have Kest's DVD package. I do like it even though I don't do it that often. https://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Kests-Powe ... B00ATDX6Z4

Probably my favorite power vinyasa yoga DVD is Yoga Doc's. Dr. Craig Aaron's Extreme Yoga for the Warrior Athlete. That is my go to when I want to do power yoga and my favorite "real" yoga is David Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga Short Forms. I have been trying to concentrate on just ashtanga yoga now but I do throw in a session of power yoga every couple of practices.

I recently got Baron Baptiste's Power Vinyasa Yoga DVD Journey Into Power - Level 2. I wasn't sure about it at first but I just did it for a second time and liked it much more. That was a recommendation from Wild Bill.

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