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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Nice playing there BFF! You are becoming quite accomplished. What is this power training program? Pointers please for those who have been away for awhile...
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Nice work on the Telemann and the bluegrass. As for canons, Pachelbel wrote the most famous one, but if you've ever sung "Row, row, row your Boat" as a round you've got an idea of what a canon sounds like. As a side note, some composers like Bach sometimes would write out riddles, with the expectation the musicians would figure out their parts.
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Ran 2.5 miles outside again today... still had significant back/right hip pain for the first mile, but... I'm not going to become a major runner. If anything, today was really more of a jog as I am a bit stiff/sore from Monday's DL's anyway


    Quote Originally Posted by "stingo":1ypc8fs3
    I am doing the same thing with Jonathan Coulton's When You Go. Figuring out a piano arrangement from an a capella arrangement.
    Fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by "kfisherx":1ypc8fs3
    Nice playing there BFF! You are becoming quite accomplished. What is this power training program? Pointers please for those who have been away for awhile...
    Aw, thanks! I'm working on the violin/fiddling, and really enjoying it.

    Power Training - I'm doing dos Remedios's book/program... 12 weeks done in 3 week cycles... except I'm doing the DL's more on the 5-3-1 template instead of the reps specified in the book.

    Quote Originally Posted by "stingo":1ypc8fs3
    Nice work on the Telemann and the bluegrass. As for canons, Pachelbel wrote the most famous one, but if you've ever sung "Row, row, row your Boat" as a round you've got an idea of what a canon sounds like. As a side note, some composers like Bach sometimes would write out riddles, with the expectation the musicians would figure out their parts.
    My favorite Canon is "Soft Kitty" from "Big Bang Theory" . I remember doing Pachelbel's Canon in high school orchestra; I've just always been so impressed by the ability to make all the notes fit when composing in that style... but with our Pachelbel arrangement, we had more than just a simple canon going, and if you're not 1st violin, it's BORING!!! lol... And I'm glad I don't have to play Bach's riddles!
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    many of Brian May's guitar solos are canons using delay
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    A cellist friend has said that Pachelbel hated cellists just like Rob Pavonian in his comedy sketch - why? Because the cello part in his canon is so boring. She (cellist friend) has since found an arrangement that spreads the love around so her quartet plays the original and the new one.
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Nice videos

    Are you about ready to have a schedule change with DS heading back into school? Or did that already happen and I missed it in my "fog"

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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    [quote="TomK":tcns9au7]Nice videos

    Are you about ready to have a schedule change with DS heading back into school? Or did that already happen and I missed it in my "fog" [/quote]

    Thanks!
    School actually started for DS 2 weeks ago... my schedule doesn't change a whole lot since he's old enough to be left alone anyway when he's not in school. Both my kids are quite aware of the "don't mess with mom's workout schedule" rule. Mom is NOT happy when she can't get to the gym and yoga!


    Saw two women today at the squat rack, got all excited... and then realized they were just being idiots. They had their 5# db's set up in the squat rack and were just hogging space doing stupid "toning" crap there .

    I also saw THREE different women yesterday when I was out jogging who were wearing various wrist and ankle weights and/or carrying 1# dumbbells (if you can call 'em that). I guess fall is the time to tone up? Ugh!!! LIFT SOMETHING REAL!!!!!!!!!



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    Warmup: NROLA Mobility
    Explosive Movement - Power Hang Clean
    4x5x55#
    Knee Unilateral - Bench Step-Ups
    4x8(e)x20#(e) **I got a higher bench than usual today, and I felt it!
    Hip Bilateral - Cable Pull-Thru
    4x8x42.5#
    Vertical Push Unilateral - DB Shoulder Press
    4x8x30#(e)
    Vertical Pull Bilateral - Pullups (assisted)
    4x8x(-40#)
    Horizontal Push Unilateral - Standing 1-Arm Cable Press
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    Horizontal Pull Bilateral - Cable Row
    4x8x100#

    Treadmill - walk/run 4/6 x 1 min each x 25 min

    Yoga - 60
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Bytsi":2b2e45g1

    Saw two women today at the squat rack, got all excited... and then realized they were just being idiots. They had their 5# db's set up in the squat rack and were just hogging space doing stupid "toning" crap there .

    I also saw THREE different women yesterday when I was out jogging who were wearing various wrist and ankle weights and/or carrying 1# dumbbells (if you can call 'em that). I guess fall is the time to tone up? Ugh!!! LIFT SOMETHING REAL!!!!!!!!!
    I saw their "cousin" at my gym today. A young girl, lovely and toned, :tongue doing some overhead presses with the 5# DB's. I noticed her because she asked to take the largest Swiss ball that I was using to do Jack knives, to do her bouncy ab crunches. I gave my ball happily and that gives secret permission to stare, right???.... Once upon a time I used green 5 # weights in a step aerobics class, so I figure I have little room for criticism, and instead tried to remind myself that when you know better you do better. I hope you inspire those squat rack hogs to use it appropriately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by "no mouse no more":26hmpbh0
    I saw their "cousin" at my gym today. A young girl, lovely and toned, :tongue doing some overhead presses with the 5# DB's. I noticed her because she asked to take the largest Swiss ball that I was using to do Jack knives, to do her bouncy ab crunches. I gave my ball happily and that gives secret permission to stare, right???.... Once upon a time I used green 5 # weights in a step aerobics class, so I figure I have little room for criticism, and instead tried to remind myself that when you know better you do better. I hope you inspire those squat rack hogs to use it appropriately!
    Yeah, I know I used to be guilty of some pretty awful gym mistakes (lots of "arm" work, using the Smith machine to squat)... but I've learned and wish that other people would be more open to learning too. There are two ript chicks where I lift now, and we kinda smile at each other... but they seem to do a body-builder workout (lots of curl varieties and isolation work) but at least it's not that pink-db toning crap .



    Did yoga 75 today...

    I'm entering the last 3-week part of Power Training, and now comes decision time. Do I do another 12-week cycle of it, or do something else???

    Thoughts??? I'm open to ponderings... I own quite a few books and would be willing to purchase if necessary... It has to be something that allows me to lift 2/week, as that 3rd day just doesn't happen with my schedule. I get plenty of accessory strength-work with yoga... I like(d) 5-3-1 but it was almost too little (I guess I coulda/shoulda put in more assistance work). I'm not against NROLA or more Power Training or maybe something Madcow-ish???
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Or you could get that non-drink'n nutritionist of yours to come up with something or some suggestion. I hear he'll do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by "kfisherx":x85m570r
    Or you could get that non-drink'n nutritionist of yours to come up with something or some suggestion. I hear he'll do that.
    Yup I followed AA's programming for several months. Good times.
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Quote Originally Posted by "kfisherx":1khq2i7x
    Or you could get that non-drink'n nutritionist of yours to come up with something or some suggestion. I hear he'll do that.
    Quote Originally Posted by "stingo":1khq2i7x
    Yup I followed AA's programming for several months. Good times.
    Now there's a concept... I haven't done his program before (even though I report my workouts to him), so I forgot about that! Email sent


    Day off from workouts today... AF arrived in the wee hours of the morning today (still not quite on a regular schedule, "only" 2 days early). I give up. I cannot sync carb-week with pms if that stupid beeyotch AF is going to be so damned erratic...
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Yoga 90 this morning

    Carb week starts tomorrow (well, with free meal tonight, I guess). I have been hovering at the precipice of a weight milestone, and I was hovering at it last month right before carb week. It took me the whole 3 weeks to return to it, which sucks, so I need to be cautious with my overall kcals this week - I wanna bust through into new VT!!!!

    Discussing workout plans with Alan (as suggested by my wise friends here) and formulating a plan...
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    I finally got to hear your playing. Bravo!!

    I'm sure Alan will provide plenty of great input with regards to training. Are you thinking about reconfiguring nutrition for pre or post workout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by "NYC_Native":20q3bruw
    I finally got to hear your playing. Bravo!!

    I'm sure Alan will provide plenty of great input with regards to training. Are you thinking about reconfiguring nutrition for pre or post workout?
    Aw, thanks!
    As for training, of course Alan's reply was entirely research-based with all kinds of "x reps for y goals..." kinds of stuff. I waded through it and concluded that both Power Training and 5-3-1 are actually good choices for me (lol). So, probably going to do another bout of Power Training unless Alan corrects my interpretation of his reply :tongue.

    Decided to do (as also advised) a deload week (it would be every 4th, with my rest weeks every 8-12) instead of barging along, so I just screwed around today as far as weights go.


    LOTS of interesting bs at the gym today, since many people were off work. Grunting bicep curlz abounded, as did a balding old dude in hiked-up elastic shorts wearing a weight-belt while he did tricep work :tongue :tongue:tongue


    Med Ball Warmups
    KB Swings
    Step-back lunges
    Lat Pulldowns
    A few pushups/planks
    Cable Row ** Lighter pull exercises were chosen because I get plenty of "push" in yoga

    Treadmill - Run 4/6 x 25 min

    Yoga 60
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    Yoga 90 this morning... enjoying carb week, NOT enjoying weigh-ins...


    Super frustrated by stupid little non-important thing today... I sold 2 pricey (Lululemon) shirts on ebay that were too big for me. One woman has been a complete PITA and actually returned it because it didn't exactly match the color of the photo, but now she wants it back but doesn't see how she should pay the shipping since it wasn't her fault (!?!?!?).

    Then, the other shirt-purchaser sent me a complaint today. She said the shirt SEEMED fine but after she ran and sweated in it, it smelled really bad and there must be something wrong with it so I should refund her $.

    Let me get this straight. The shirt WAS fine. You sweated it up. Now it smells. And you think I should take responsibility / financial hit for this?????

    W.T.F. is wrong with these assholes?????

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
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    Your Mother Was A Hamster And Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries

    Quote Originally Posted by "Bytsi":3tl6rwbw
    W.T.F. is wrong with these assholes?????

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    umm, they're assholes
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Jewel22":2uydrrg3
    umm, they're assholes
    Actually, #2 is a stinky asshole.... the worst kind.

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    LOL at NMNM!
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