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Old 09-03-2010, 04:10 PM
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And ready to begin!

My start date will be Monday, Sept 6.

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Old 09-03-2010, 06:18 PM
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Good stuff Abby! Great to see another familiar face along for TC9.

Is that a fish you're holding in your avatar pic???
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:36 AM
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Hi, Abby, looks like we have the same start date!! Good luck with your transformation!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:19 AM
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Good stuff Abby! Great to see another familiar face along for TC9.

Is that a fish you're holding in your avatar pic???

Yes, it's a bass I caught while on vacation.
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Hi, Abby, looks like we have the same start date!! Good luck with your transformation!!
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Thanks! Which workout are you using first? I'm going to start with TT for Meatheads V.
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Thanks! Which workout are you using first? I'm going to start with TT for Meatheads V.
Well, I'm currently working on the 6 Month BW Manual and it's the greatest challenge I've had until now from TT- especially because I have to stick with it for 7 months (6+ the prep phase) and stay away from weights all this time.
Don't know if you tried it but it's awesome- the first 2 phases are pretty much ok, but then it slowly turns into a vicious combination of BW circuits (10-15exercises per circuit) that you must do without rest btw sets. Later you are allowed for more often rest periods, but the exercises become more advanced (towel chinups, 1-arm inv rows) and there are exercises requiring for max-1 rep all over the place (sigh...).
Totally love it because it's so challenging. I'll be doing phases 3, 4, 5 during this contest and attack phase 6 in December!!
I promise I'll have a look at Meatheads V, I'm not so familiar with Craig's muscle building wkts...
Have a great day,
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:53 AM
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Hey Meathead..........good luck in the contest!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:09 PM
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Hi Abby, good luck in the contest and that's quite a fish! Sounds like lots of people getting started on Labor Day-Brian and I are too! Best of luck reaching all your goals and then some!
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Hi Abby-
It's nice to see you back for another challenge, looking forward to seeing your goals!
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:53 PM
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"Arise, and be, all that you dreamed, all that you dreamed."

Arise, by Flyleaf


Day 1 is done! The gym opened late today so I got up and went to the hardware store first to get a few things. My husband and I have spent the entire weekend re-doing the kitchen. Lots of scraping, painting, moving things around, emptying the cupboards, etc. I am exhausted!

I haven't done any strength training since I finished TTC 8 about 5 weeks ago. I focused only on running for 3 weeks, and then after the half marathon I took some time off. I started with lower weights this morning to make sure I didn't hurt myself.

Today's Workout

TT for Meatheads V - Workout A

Superset #1
Deadlift (60/70/70 lbs) 3x8
DB 1-arm press (palm face head) (15/15/20 lbs) 3x8 ea

Superset #2
DB walking lunge (15 lbs) 3x12 ea
X-body mountain climber (BW) 3x12 ea
Triceps push down (70/70/80 lbs) 3x10

Superset #3
Power shrug (51 lbs) 3x8
Cable rear delt raise* (20/12/12 lbs) 3x10 ea
1-leg calf raise (20 lbs) 3x12 ea

*The cable machine has a minimum of 20 pounds. I couldn't do 10 reps with good form so I switched to DB rear delt raises.

We took pictures this morning but they are still in the camera. My husband is also joining the contest. Hurray! I am up only about 2.5 lbs from TTC 8 and I think it is all in my midsection, lol. I am very happy with the 2.5 lbs, though. In the past, I have yo-yoed quite a bit between contests.
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