Category Archives: Sports

Oct
26th
2016
Fitness Check #5

My body fat & muscle measured Okt 21st 2016 vs. Jan 29th 2016 (and Dec 2nd 2015):

  • body fat: 18,7% = 9,5kg
    (Jan 2016: 19,6% = 9,9 kg (-1,1 kg))
  • right leg fat: 2,7 kg (+0,1 kg)
    (Jan 2016: 2,6 kg (-0,2 kg))
  • right leg muscle: 6,4 kg (the same – I can hardly believe after all those squats)
    (Jan 2016: 6,4 kg (same))
  • left leg fat: 2,7 kg (+0,1 kg)
    (Jan 2016: 2,6 kg (-0,2 kg))
  • left leg muscle: 6,2 kg (same)
    (Jan 2016: 6,2 kg (+0,1 kg))
  • right arm fat: 0,4 kg (same)
    (Jan 2016: 0,4 kg (-0,1 kg))
  • right arm muscle: 1,9 kg (+0,1 kg)
    (Jan 2016: 1,8 kg (same))
  • left arm fat: 0,4 kg (same)
    (Jan 2016: 0,4 kg (-0,1 kg))
  • left arm muscle: 1,8 kg (same)
    (Jan 2016: 1,8 kg (+0,1 kg))
  • carcass fat: 3,3 kg (-0,5 kg)
    (Jan 2016: 3,8 kg (-0,7 kg))
  • carcass muscle: 22,9 kg (+ 0,7 kg)
    (Jan 2016: 22,2 kg (+0,2 kg))

My BMI at the moment is 19,8.

So, to sum up, I started with Power Endurance (Foundation) for a few weeks, then went on to Hypertrophy and switched between those two. In September 2016 I made 5-6 weeks of maximum strength (Firming) and now I’m back to Hypertrophy.

In ten months of going to the gym 2-3 times a week following changes happened:

  • my weight always stayed pretty much the same (it’s not my goal to lose, luckily)
  • I went from 21,4 % body fat to 18,7 %
  • I went from 1210 kcal a day to 1230 kcal a day
  • I went from 40,2 kg muscle to 41,3 kg muscle
  • I hardly gained muscle in my arms and legs
  • I gained almost 1kg of muscle in my back and abs
  • I lost 1,2 kg of fat in my back and abs

In those ten months I didn’t control my eating habits (too much sweets) and hardly made endurance. All in all I’m happy with the results, I didn’t try so hard (meaning, I go to the gym twice a week and not three times, I eat a lot, I hardly do endurance). I can’t imagine I didn’t gain muscles in my legs, not sure what to think about that result. And also my arms after all those biceps curls etc. I plan on going jogging more during my next Foundation phase.

What’s your main goal you’re doing sports?

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jogging
Feb
9th
2016
Baby Buggy Jogging

In my opinion, one of the sport activities where you see the success very fast, is jogging. I don’t mean “body-success”, but efficiency.

The weather here has been quite nice, no rain or snow, the temperature over 0°C in the mornings, so I decided to start my season of jogging again. The only difference to my last years of jogging is that I’m jogging with a baby in a stroller now 🙂
I’m happy we decided to buy a jogging stroller and I’m happy I can do sports with my baby boy. I started exactly one week ago and went jogging on Tuesday and Saturday, 4km. And again today, Tuesday, 5km.

It’s amazing that I ran 4 km last week in 37:26 minutes and today I ran 5 km in 35:29 minutes. 2 minutes faster and one kilometer more! Kilometer 4 and 5 are running up a hill, 37 meter difference.

jogging

4 km run


jogging

5 km run

I was very happy with my results today (plus my baby boy fell asleep pretty early) and it was hard for me to believe that I could have kept running and even so much faster that last week.

So, keep on running!

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Jan
31st
2016
Fitness Check #4

My plan for the next ten weeks:

  1. squats one-legged: 3 x 8-12
  2. barbell row: 3 x 8-12 x 10/10 kg
  3. flat dumbbell bench press: 3 x 8-12 x 7,5/7,5 kg
  4. lat pull: 3 x 8-12 x 30 kg
  5. dumbbells arnold press: 3 x 8-12 x 5/5 kg
  6. biceps curl: 3 x 8-12 x 5/5 kg
  7. crunches on ball, sitting: 3 x 15-20
  8. crunches with legs on ball: 3 x 8-12 kg
  9. max 30 minutes jogging on the treadmill or cross trainer

My body fat & muscle measured Jan 29th 2016 vs. Nov 30th 2015:

  • body fat: 9,9 kg (-1,1 kg)
  • right leg fat: 2,6 kg (-0,2 kg)
  • right leg muscle: 6,4 kg (same)
  • left leg fat: 2,6 kg (-0,2 kg)
  • left leg muscle: 6,2 kg (+0,1 kg)
  • right arm fat: 0,4 kg (-0,1 kg)
  • right arm muscle: 1,8 kg (same)
  • left arm fat: 0,4 kg (-0,1 kg)
  • left arm muscle: 1,8 kg (+0,1 kg)
  • carcass fat: 3,8 kg (-0,7 kg)
  • carcass muscle: 22,2 kg (+0,2 kg)

My BMI at the moment is 19,6.

I’m happy to see an improvement after doing strength-endurance. I hope I’ll build more muscle now but I’m very happy with the fat I lost in my carcass – bye-bye belly fat, it was nice having you but now I’m hoping to get rid of you.

In the last eight weeks I went to the gym 29 times and switched between strength-endurance and cardio.

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