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Postby KimE » Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:22 pm

This is a continuation of a discussion started in the exercise diary area....

Emma, I don't have anyone to weight train with and I do all my weight training at home as I have a weight set, bench press and multi gym thingy with lat attachment and buttefly so plenty to give me a good variety of exercises. I follow a plan that I am really happy with that regularly changes the exercises so your muscles are always kept guessing. I have been trying to really think about the load and if things are too easy then making sure I am increasing it, it seems like a slow process but then I only train twice per week.

I find it really hard doing bench presses with dumbells and prefer to use the barbell, so far the most I have lifted is 14kg. I also do it a different way in that I increase the load with each set but do less reps, with the 1st set fairly light as a warm up set.
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:03 pm

Good work Kim :) :) Sounds like what you're doing is working for you! Bench press with dumbbells is really tough because you have to make sure you're bringing the dumbbells up and down evenly and not wobbling them all over the place. It definitely takes practice!

If you ever need any ideas for different exercises, just let me know :)

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:27 pm

hey kim would love to see a photo of your funky gym equipment :)
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Postby LadyBug » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:52 pm

weight training is so important to weight loss...

I do the dumb bell chest press on a fit ball, using 5 kg DB's... takes it into that extra dimension... also 20kg squats for my butt and thighs... I do dead lifts also using dumb bells... it makes you work that little bit harder...

I do weigh training 3 times a week.

Monday: upperbody
wed : lower body
Friday : full body..

The other days are cardio!!!
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Postby KimE » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:10 pm

OK Kate, here is funky gym equipment. :D

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There is a leg extension piece at the front. Yayyy, me loves my gym equipment. I also got 10% off the price because I mentioned http://www.weightloss.com.au how good is that!

The next one is my weights set up in the corner...the basket on top has sweat towels and collars for the db's and bb's...LOL what a geek I am!

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:31 pm

wow i love how everything is set out ready for you! do you have a stereo to blast ?!! it looks really fun!
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Postby KimE » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:43 pm

My computer is on the other wall...so I have my music ripped onto my comp and I can play the exercise DVD's, plus my exercise diary for weight training....hehe it's cool!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:46 pm

wow what a set up! do you ever sit and think back to when you were overweight and in your old habits and think 'i cant imagine myself doing anything like this back then!' sometimes when im pushing my legs on that exercise bike i think 'wait a minute- this isnt the kate i remember!'
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Postby KimE » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:58 pm

Yeah I think things like that all the time actually but I am so happy I have made these changes. I feel good doing what I do and I feel good about myself. :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:24 pm

so you should feel damn good kim! look at how far you have come on your journey- its very inspiring :)
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:12 pm

That's a fantastic set up, Kim! Bet you enjoy using all your funky gym equipment :D It's great that you have the lat pull down because there isn't anything you can do with a dumbbell or barbell to exercise the lats like the Lat Pulldown does!!
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Postby KimE » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:47 am

I really enjoy using the lat pulldown and can use it for the triceps too. I still mix it up and do triceps with the dumbells also for variety. I also like the leg extension, you can really feel it working the quadricep if you put your hand over the muscle whilst lifting...hehe it's cool.

The bench is good for all manner of things not just bench presses. The only thing I find tough is oblique crunches as I am always worried I will roll off LOL!!
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:01 pm

Ah yes, the Lat Pulldown machine is also great for Tricep Pushdown :D It's very handy like that!

Hahha that's funny that your bench isn't good for Bench Presses :P :P What do you do your bench press on then!?
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Postby KimE » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:33 pm

Oh you misread it does the bench presses fine and has the option to go to decline or incline. What I meant was I do other things as well as the bench presses on it, as in ab work, bent over rows that sort of thing. :D
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:58 pm

Oooh whoops, sorry mate!!! Heheh I was kind of wondering why it wasn't suitable for bench press!! There goes me speed reading again :P :P Trying to read all the replies before running off to work!!
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