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    Basically just gonna blog in here the same as in my other blog :cool: Might be cool to get tips on my diet though!

    Today's training:

    Strict hand snatch with sit. No idea what this is called in English. In Norwegian it's called rårykk med sitt
    15 x 3
    15 x 3
    15 x 3

    This is helping LOADS. It's great when someone new comes in and looks at your lifting with a different pair of eyes.

    Snatch
    25 x 3
    30 x 3
    35 x 2 AWESOME. Keep the bar close to my body. KONTAKT.
    35 x 2
    35 x 2 - something happened and these became power snatches. Not what I wanted.
    40 x f, f - both these were forehead height just something stopped me from getting under. So annoying.
    35 x f - lost it forwards.
    35 x 1 - back to the awesomeness so I stopped there.

    Clean and Jerk
    35 x 1
    40 x 1
    45 x 1
    47.5 x 1 - jerk was very far forward
    47.5 x f, f - failed both on the clean, failing to get under the bar and get my elbows up.
    35 x 1 - didn't want to finish on a fail.

    Today's food
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    Breakfast - mango skyr, banana, cup of tea with skimmed milk

    Mid morning - cup of green tea

    Lunch - Salad with smoked salmon, 1/2 an avocado, olive oil and balsamic dressing, 1 pink lady apple

    Snack - swig of skimmed milk

    Dinner - 1.25 chicken breasts stuffed with herby cream cheese, lots of broccoli and cauliflower

    Post-training - 2 spoons vanilla quark, mint tea
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    Today's training:

    Raw snatch with sit (still don't know what this is in English)
    15 x 3
    15 x 3
    15 x 3

    Snatch balance
    20 x 3
    25 x 3
    30 x 3
    35 x 2
    40 x 1
    42.5 x 1
    45 x f
    45 x f

    GRR.

    Front Squat
    40 x 3
    50 x 3
    55 x 3

    Back Squat
    50 x 3
    60 x 3
    65 x 3

    Ages since I've squatted and with the comp coming up I don't want to push it too hard. Will be back on a programme after the comp.

    Then because I still felt quite fresh I did:

    Front Squat
    60 x 1
    60 x 1 (My PB is 60 x 3 belted so I was quite happy with these, particularly as I kept my chest up and didn't collapse and use my back to get past the sticking point)

    Raw snatch with sit (really gonna hammer these every session from now on)
    15 x 3 x 3

    Also weighed myself this morning and was 75.5kg! only 0.5kg to go! But then I weighed myself fully clothed after tea and was 78.2kg lolol. Shouldn't have done that, but it shows what a difference a day and a full tummy makes!

    Today's food
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    Mango skyr, banana, cup of tea with skimmed milk

    Green tea

    Salad with 1/2 a red pepper, a sprinkling of sweetcorn kernels, 1/2 a chicken breast, 1/2 an avocado, a teaspoon of mayo with lemon juice squeezed over
    1 pink lady apple

    1 glass chocolate milk/skimmed combo pre and post training.

    Cumberland sausage (lovingly imported by me), sweet potato mash with a small knob of butter, broccoli, cauliflower, onion gravy made with 1 tbsp flour. Not been this full all week.
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    Hammered the quads in training today.

    Clean and Jerk
    25 x 3 cleans + 3 jerks
    30 x 2
    40 x 2 cleans + 1 jerk (also known as a spesial)
    45 x 1
    45 x 1
    47.5 x 1
    47.5 x 1
    47.5 x 1

    These felt brilliant today. Thought about getting power from the legs, stretching out my whole body and whipping round with my elbows to pull myself under the bar.

    Spesial: 40 x 1, 40 x 1

    Front Squats
    40 x 3
    50 x 1
    55 x 1
    60 x 1

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    Mango skyr, banana, cup of tea with skimmed milk

    Green tea

    Salad with 1/2 avocado, 1/2 chicken breast, lemon and dollop of mayo
    1 pink lady apple

    1 large pear pre training

    2 glasses 1/2 choco 1/2 skimmed milk post training

    For dinner having 1 large rib eye steak with blue cheese and a broccoli and cauliflower salad made with raw veg, celery, apple, capers, mayo and sour cream.

    NOM NOM NOM
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    Just took my measurements.

    Chest: 85cm/34in
    Waist: 80cm/32in
    Hips: 106cm/42in
    Mid thigh: 60cm/24in
    Upper thigh: 67cm/26.5in
    Calf: 40cm/~16in
    Upper arm: 28cm/11in
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    Today's training

    Raw snatch with sit
    15 x 3 x 3

    Snatch Balance
    20 x 3
    25 x 3
    30 x 3
    35 x 1 + f

    Back Squat
    35 x ?
    50 x 5
    60 x 3
    62.5 x 3
    65 x 3
    67.5 x 3

    Raw snatch with sit
    15 x 3 x 3

    Food
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    2 cups of tea with skimmed milk
    3 egg omelette + 2 tsp ketchup
    200ml skimmed milk

    Banana pre-training

    1 glass 1/2 choco, 1/2 skimmed milk post training

    1 stick celery with a big tsp peanut butter

    Venison stew with red wine, stock, onion, celery, swede, carrot served with celeriac and cauliflower puree

    Vanilla quark + 1 orange
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    3 egg omelette with 2 tsps ketchup, 2 cups of tea with skimmed milk, 250ml skimmed milk

    can of coke zero

    1 stick of celery with a big tsp peanut butter

    2 bowls of homemade chili con carne with a dollop of sour cream

    Later will have an orange and some green tea
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    Food today:

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    Mango skyr, banana, cup of tea with skimmed milk

    A pear

    1/2 a broccoli, 1 tin of tuna, 1 stick celery, mayo and sour cream dressing + 1 apple

    1 avocado, salad, prawns, tomato, sugar snap peas

    1.5 glasses skimmed milk

    Mint tea
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    (Original post by Becca)
    Food today:

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    Mango skyr, banana, cup of tea with skimmed milk

    A pear

    1/2 a broccoli, 1 tin of tuna, 1 stick celery, mayo and sour cream dressing + 1 apple

    1 avocado, salad, prawns, tomato, sugar snap peas

    1.5 glasses skimmed milk

    Mint tea
    :eek2: How are you possibly full?! Jeez Becca I know you're trying to cut, but I'd fall over if I ate that little and I'm just pussying around with cardio!
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    (Original post by Cirsium)
    [COLOR="DarkOrchid"]:eek2: How are you possibly full?! Jeez Becca I know you're trying to cut, but I'd fall over if I ate that little and I'm just pussying around with cardio!
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    OK maybe I should have qualified that post a little bit as it does look like very little food :p:

    Firstly, I didn't train on Sunday or yesterday. Possibly not training today either, we'll see.

    My lunch was MASSIVE and took me ages to eat. I only get 25mins lunch break and I used all of that eating the broccoli/tuna thing and had to eat my apple while I was outside at breaktime!

    I wouldn't normally have a salad in the evening, but my team at work decided to have a "work late" evening at one of my colleague's house so we could take time to plan a cross-curricular project. They ordered pizza ( :hmpf: ), I brought salad with me because it was easy to transport and make I did have 3 massive plates and was full afterwards, but needless to say I was massively jealous of the pizza and chocolate they ate after. I should probably have let myself have a square of choc, but oh well.

    I was slightly hungry before bed yesterday but that is the first time I've been hungry at a time other than right before a meal since I started trying to make weight so although it was a bit of a rubbish day calories-wise I felt fine so I went on that :yep:
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    Training - light one today.

    Raw snatch with sit
    15 x 3 x 3

    Snatch
    15 x 3
    25 x 3
    30 x 3
    35 x 1,1,1
    35 x 1,1,1

    Clean and Jerk
    35 x spesial
    40 x 2
    45 x 1,1
    45 x 1,1

    Front Squat
    40 x 1
    45 x 1
    50 x 1
    55 x 1

    Raw snatch with sit
    15 x 3 x 3

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    Mango skyr + banana + tea

    Pear

    Spinach, avocado, prawns in mayo, 1 slice smoked salmon, 4 cherry tomatoes, 1 apple

    1 chicken breast baked in a sauce of 1 tin of toms mixed with 2 tbsp herby philadelphia, broccoli and cauliflower

    400ml skimmed/choc milk combo

    1/2 tin tuna


    OK so the app I've been using does your macros for you. Not getting nearly as much protein as I thought Adding in an extra protein source as a snack.
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    Oh my god I am absolutely buzzing. Had the perfect pre-contest training session. I have eaten far fewer calories than normal the past two weeks but I feel like one of those African hunters who purge themselves before the hunt to be all light and fast. No joke. Also trying to focus on the feeling I remember having when I was 14 and won the club champs 100m backstroke. I knew I was the best and that I would win and I did. Now I know I can take on the weights. YEAH BUDDAY.

    Snatch - STRETCH OUT AND KEEP CONTACT WITH THE BAR
    25 x 2
    30 x 2
    35 x 2
    37.5 x 2 (1st one was power)
    40 x 2 (1st one was power)

    40kg will be my start weight on Sat.

    Clean and Jerk STRETCH OUT, KEEP TIGHT IN THE UPPER BACK
    40 x 1, crap so did it again, failed the clean and then did a good rep after that.
    45 x 1
    50 x 1
    52.5 x 1 SO ****ING EASY. YEAH BUDDY. NEW PB.

    :woo: So fired up for Saturday now.

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    Skyr, banana, tea

    Pear

    Same salad as yesterday, but no apple.

    250g steinbit (white fish which is apparently called wolf fish in English lol) baked with tinned toms and herbs, cauli and broccoli

    400ml skimmed milk with a dash of choc milk

    1/2 tin of tuna
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    what's a mango skyr?
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    great stuff Becca.

    Get some videos!!!
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    what's a mango skyr?
    I've been wondering the same thing!
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    Good clean and jerk! Also what is the weight category under 75kg?
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    what's a mango skyr?
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    [COLOR="DarkOrchid"]I've been wondering the same thing!
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    I think I explained it in my first food diary. It's a cultured milk product that is very high in protein. 19g in the one pot I eat. I think it comes from Iceland originally but they've started selling it in Norway now.
    EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyr

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    great stuff Becca.

    Get some videos!!!
    Thanks! Will try, but it's not my number 1 priority!

    (Original post by McHumpy92)
    Good clean and jerk! Also what is the weight category under 75kg?
    Cheers. It was literally one of the best C&Js I've ever done. Flew up. Could have been 60kg, my split was so small! Next weight category down is 69kg. Long term I'm gonna aim for that, I don't reckon my bone structure will let me go down to 63kg very easily.
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    (Original post by Becca)
    I think I explained it in my first food diary.
    Well I've only read this one. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Today's food (resting up today and tomorrow)

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    Mango skyr, banana, cup of tea with skimmed milk

    Pear

    Salad with cherry tomatoes, 2 boiled eggs mashed up with mayo (yuck but necessary), 1 avocado <--- this was insanely filling! Cup of coffee

    300ml skimmed milk

    1 can coke zero

    About 175g lean steak mince cooked in taco spices, with homemade salsa, sour cream, chopped red peppers and cucumber

    1/2 a tin of tuna

    According to Daily Burn this is 1566 cals - 124g carbs, 76g fat and 107g protein. Still need to switch around the carbs/protein ratio I reckon. Thing is the only sources of carbs for me atm are fruit and veg. Migh mean cutting out fruit? Or maybe not...just eat one more protein source! When I start training hard again after the competition I will defo need more cals so will probs add in a snack of quark and more tuna.
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    (Original post by Becca)
    Today's food (resting up today and tomorrow)

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    Mango skyr, banana, cup of tea with skimmed milk

    Pear

    Salad with cherry tomatoes, 2 boiled eggs mashed up with mayo (yuck but necessary), 1 avocado <--- this was insanely filling! Cup of coffee

    300ml skimmed milk

    1 can coke zero

    About 175g lean steak mince cooked in taco spices, with homemade salsa, sour cream, chopped red peppers and cucumber

    1/2 a tin of tuna

    According to Daily Burn this is 1566 cals - 124g carbs, 76g fat and 107g protein. Still need to switch around the carbs/protein ratio I reckon. Thing is the only sources of carbs for me atm are fruit and veg. Migh mean cutting out fruit? Or maybe not...just eat one more protein source! When I start training hard again after the competition I will defo need more cals so will probs add in a snack of quark and more tuna.
    Bananas are one of the highest in sugar fruits. Apparently cranberries are better, and so are apples/nectarines :teeth: (Not that it concerns me since I LOVE bananas but if you want to make a small change... unless you want to eat tomatoes as a snack instead? Or asparagus )

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