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    Tony's Demolition and Reconstruction '05

    I guess I had to look for a catchy name for my journal. This is the most true to form journal that I will have. The others I will keep for my own benefit of what to do and not to do.
    I have made a very important promise to myself. NO MORE EXCUSES. If I get sick, something happens in the family, I hurt myself, etc., then I have to suck it up, and get back on. No more whining and crying "Why?". That sickens me. I have successfully made myself sick with, well, myself.
    I am not going to be making diaries at the drop of a hat, nope...I am making this diary because my last "failed" diary was too negative. Too much whining and crying from my part. What I need is positive energy. I feed from it.
    Why do I call it demolition and reconstruction? Simple, imagine an old hotel that's on prime land in front of the beach. Put a couple of charges in the foundations of the building, and it'll crumble. Then you put in a brand new and more attractive luxury hotel in its place. Well, that's me, with the help of HIT and a balanced diet, I will demolish my old hag of a body and reconstruct it into a luxury body. Or at least as close to it as I can.

    For that reason, I am re-entering the IM competition (whether there is one or not) not to win, but to give me a target and see where I am at when the competition actually takes place.
    I am 5 ft 9"
    I weigh 275.5 pounds

    My immediate goals: Do I have to say them? To cut. I want to go down to my more natural weight of 190-200 pounds (I was wearing size 31 pants then). I want to replace the fat with pure muscle. No, I don't want to be huge, I just want to be large enough to be happy with myself. I will give myself a monthly goal of no more than 10 pounds per month. I want to be able to get to summer with a better outlook, but I really want to make it a full year project, and a long term plan...
    My long term goals: Ya'll know them, to live longer than I am projecting myself to live if I continue with this nonsense.
    I have put on 25 pounds since I hurt my shoulder, that's pretty freaking embarrassing. What did I do instead of working hard to get better? I ate and sat, and did nothing. No more excuses.

    To attain my goals I will follow Dr. Darden's New HIT lifestyle. I will follow a very strict diet as it has been laid out in his new book and will try to exactly follow his training plan. I will work out 3 times a week. This workout will be a full body workout. If I see that I can't do a full body at first, I will break it up into body parts, but I will not give up, I continue trying to attach my body, fully. I understand that this is not a routine for the meek and weak. You have to have brass ones to do this. I have no choice, I will go for it and succeed, no excuses, no questions....



    Now, to begin....again....
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    Phase 1: Demolition (First 10 weeks)

    One of the most important concepts that I have learned while reading Dr. Darden's book is that of Superhydration. I am going to be drinking more water than I normally drink (which in itself is a whole hell of a lot).
    I will also use a 1500 calorie (shock treatment) for the first 10 weeks. This will be a higher carb intake than normal, but not a whole lot more. Research has shown that this is proven to work for the short term. In a chat I had with Dr. Darden, he recommended the 10 week approach since I have sooooo much to take off fatwise. After 10 weeks, I will make the necessary changes to my diet to make it a longer term meal plan. Before I get lambasted, I want to say to you all that I appreciate all the meal advice I have gotten here by the best of the best, but I need to try other things that have been proven to work too. Sorry, but that's how it'll be for now. No nonsense, caveman approach to life, keep it all simple.....

    Phase 2: Reconstruction (Training for the rest of my life)

    I will complete the reconstruction plan in another post of this journal once I have completed the demolition.

    All I ask for is prayers and that little push in the back that I need to keep on at the worse of times.....
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    Ok Tony ,

    whens the first wo ? good luck
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    ALRIGHT!!! Lets get this ON Tony!
    Life is what you make of it, not what it makes you...TAKE CHARGE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwcaton
    Ok Tony ,

    whens the first wo ? good luck
    Gdub.....I am targetting today as my first WO.....

    Should be something different......

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy_enough
    ALRIGHT!!! Lets get this ON Tony!
    Thanks much!!!

    By the way you are looking waaaaay too good woman, keep it up...
    -Tony-

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    OMG 1500 cals. You're gonna need alot of freinds around to keep your mood up! (and slap you when you fall asleep for no reason )
    "If you're not part of the solution, you're the precipitate."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke9583
    OMG 1500 cals. You're gonna need alot of freinds around to keep your mood up! (and slap you when you fall asleep for no reason )
    Lucky Luke, I have never gotten unhappy during a strict diet.....LOL I am always in a good mood (or try to be)
    I hope I fall asleep a lot, I could definitely use it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantasma62
    I hope I fall asleep a lot, I could definitely use it.....
    Well that SUCKS tony

    G'luck with everything! You must be much better at controlling your emotions than me
    "If you're not part of the solution, you're the precipitate."

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    Boy it feels good to be back......

    My workout sucked but the first one always does. I reached failure in only one, almost two. What that tells me is that I need to add more weight on my next workout. I am very excited about today. My shoulder didn't hurt, although my right knee hurt a little bit during leg curls (and this is my good knee).
    It's funny, a workout that should have taken me no more than 1/2 hour took me 45 minutes because I was so lost in the gym that it took me longer to look for each machine than it took me to do each routine. See, I used to work out from home but that's how all the trouble began. So here goes:

    All of these are one set, for those who don't know how HIT works...

    -Leg Curls: 8 x 100 (could do more)
    -Leg Extension: 8 x 120 (could do more)
    -Leg Press: 8 x 180 (Definitely could do more)
    -Straight Arm Pullover: 8 x 40 (could do more)
    -Bent Over row with palms facing out: 8 x 95 (I know I could do more, I also have to check my form)
    -Overhead Press: 8 x 100 (could do more, but reached failure at the allotted 8. Could have done more because I may have been able to squeeze another rep
    -Bicep Curl with barbell: 7 x 60 (failure. When done in proper form and very slowly, you can do a lot less weight here than you normally can)

    In my very last exercise, curls, I literally felt queezy and my legs were shaking. Maybe that had to do with the leg workout that I did, or maybe that I did reach a point in the last exercise where there was so much freaking blood rushing to my biceps that I felt queazy...don't know.....
    I can barely type as it is. My hands are shaking so much.....
    I was a little sad to see what I have become when I did the leg press. Back when I was younger I maxed 680 pounds +/- , and to do 180 pounds 8 times and feel it a little tells me that I am no longer 20 years old

    This is awesome, I am so glad to be back at this. I needed it.....
    On Wednesday I'll add more weight and hope to reach failure with more exercises, this is, afterall, a work-in-progress....
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    Funny thing. My legs are already sore, so are my shoulders, biceps....well, me....

    I was already sore when I got home...What a disaster of a body....
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    Looking good in here Tony. So what is the ratio for Carbs/Protein/and Fats? Will you be posting meals in here also? I think you should.

    Nice w/o. My only advice to add to that is you shoulda taken all the exercises to failure even though you woulda gone past 8 reps. IMO to make HIT work successfully you have to stop counting or having expectations with reps. Your body can do more but when you think "8 reps" and your already tired, guess what- You'll hit failure because that's what your mind told your muscles to do. When I did HIT, with some exercises I'd pick a weight I'd normally fail at 8 on, go balls to wall and say "this is my only set, it's gonna count" and end up sometimes with over 20 reps. Does this make sense?
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock4832
    Looking good in here Tony. So what is the ratio for Carbs/Protein/and Fats? Will you be posting meals in here also? I think you should.

    Nice w/o. My only advice to add to that is you shoulda taken all the exercises to failure even though you woulda gone past 8 reps. IMO to make HIT work successfully you have to stop counting or having expectations with reps. Your body can do more but when you think "8 reps" and your already tired, guess what- You'll hit failure because that's what your mind told your muscles to do. When I did HIT, with some exercises I'd pick a weight I'd normally fail at 8 on, go balls to wall and say "this is my only set, it's gonna count" and end up sometimes with over 20 reps. Does this make sense?
    My Brother, you are correct!!! You have to PUSH yourself beyond your limits!!! Only 1 set, and it MUST count!!! Your starting point is GREAT Brother. Keep it up. We are all here to help you along!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantasma62
    Funny thing. My legs are already sore, so are my shoulders, biceps....well, me....

    I was already sore when I got home...What a disaster of a body....
    Das good right!!!??? (in my best Arnold voice)
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    Hey Tony !

    probably take a couple of times to find the "perfect" weight for each exercise and when you do then you'll be on the road to true torture
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