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Old 07-05-2009, 05:09 PM
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I've been doing a fat loss for the past few months and decided to see where I am fitness/cardio/mental-wise and go for the UFC Championship belt. We're talking 5 5-minute rounds, with 1 minute rest periods. I don't have a fancy gym like Sherk or Brock has for Caveman Training, but I do hill sprints for my difficult cardio so I figured I'd give it a shot to see if I can go all-out for a fight. I know it's different since there's no grappling, punching, etc. involved, but it's still a heck of a test since it's still a very high intensity cardio session.

I'll probably set this as a once-a-week log because I always push myself harder each time I do cardio, so if I can get more hills, increase my avg. heart rate, max heart rate, go 5+ rounds, etc., I feel a sense of accomplishment.

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Age: 29
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 159 pounds

Set Criteria:
Warmup: Light jog around 400m track (approx. 5-6 minutes)
Hills: Grass hills, approx. 40 yards uphill, approx. 40 degree grade, hill faces due north
Method: Uphill - 90% effort sprints, Downhill - fast walk
Cooldown: 1 lap walk around 400m track
Heart Rate Monitor: Polar F6

Today's Criteria (7/5/09):
Temperature: 69 degrees F
Humidity: 64%
Wind: From NNE at 10mph (I had to fight the wind uphill today )
Time: Around 9:30am
Food: 1.5 scoops of whey protein prior to cardio (keep in mind, I'm doing this only for fat loss. If I were really going for the belt, I'd have a nice blend of simple/complex carbs and a small amount of lipids [fats] prior to a fight).

Cardio:
Warmup
Round 1: HR* Start - 130, HR End - 181, Hills - 10
Round 2: HR Start - 148, HR End - 188, Hills - 11
Round 3: HR Start - 160, HR End - 189, Hills - 11
Round 4: HR Start - 167, HR End - 188, Hills - 10
Round 5: N/A
Cooldown
*Heart Rate in BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Totals for workout:
Duration (including warmup & cooldown): 39:44**
Max Heart Rate: 191
Avg Heart Rate 163
Calories Burned: 516 (I never pay attention to this, but thought some members might be interested)
**I made a mistake and didn't turn off my heart rate monitor for my first 4 stretches, but my HR was still 144 when I shut it off. Stretching still keeps the HR up if you're stretching hard.

Overall, I think if I'd of had some carbs in my system to give my muscles some glycogen, I could have handled 5 rounds, remember, I only had some whey protein prior to this. By hill #7 on the 4th round, I bent over to catch myself, then told myself "get up pu***!" (literally did that, lol). Plus, I had to fight 10mph of wind in my face today.

Next week, I'll give it a shot with a nice simple/complex carb mixture about 30-60 minutes before my cardio to give my muscles some glycogen for fuel; I really felt that was the problem as I was fine mentally and could still breathe pretty good, but my legs tired too much near the end of the 4th round, so I felt it was just best to "fight another day"

Great workout, that was a lot of fun!
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Just curious, anybody else do the caveman training?
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Just curious, anybody else do the caveman training?
for wrestling we do something like that and it BLOWS
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I've been doing a fat loss for the past few months and decided to see where I am fitness/cardio/mental-wise and go for the UFC Championship belt. We're talking 5 5-minute rounds, with 1 minute rest periods. I don't have a fancy gym like Sherk or Brock has for Caveman Training, but I do hill sprints for my difficult cardio so I figured I'd give it a shot to see if I can go all-out for a fight. I know it's different since there's no grappling, punching, etc. involved, but it's still a heck of a test since it's still a very high intensity cardio session.

I'll probably set this as a once-a-week log because I always push myself harder each time I do cardio, so if I can get more hills, increase my avg. heart rate, max heart rate, go 5+ rounds, etc., I feel a sense of accomplishment.

About Me:
Age: 29
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 159 pounds

Set Criteria:
Warmup: Light jog around 400m track (approx. 5-6 minutes)
Hills: Grass hills, approx. 40 yards uphill, approx. 40 degree grade, hill faces due north
Method: Uphill - 90% effort sprints, Downhill - fast walk
Cooldown: 1 lap walk around 400m track
Heart Rate Monitor: Polar F6

Today's Criteria (7/5/09):
Temperature: 69 degrees F
Humidity: 64%
Wind: From NNE at 10mph (I had to fight the wind uphill today )
Time: Around 9:30am
Food: 1.5 scoops of whey protein prior to cardio (keep in mind, I'm doing this only for fat loss. If I were really going for the belt, I'd have a nice blend of simple/complex carbs and a small amount of lipids [fats] prior to a fight).

Cardio:
Warmup
Round 1: HR* Start - 130, HR End - 181, Hills - 10
Round 2: HR Start - 148, HR End - 188, Hills - 11
Round 3: HR Start - 160, HR End - 189, Hills - 11
Round 4: HR Start - 167, HR End - 188, Hills - 10
Round 5: N/A
Cooldown
*Heart Rate in BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Totals for workout:
Duration (including warmup & cooldown): 39:44**
Max Heart Rate: 191
Avg Heart Rate 163
Calories Burned: 516 (I never pay attention to this, but thought some members might be interested)
**I made a mistake and didn't turn off my heart rate monitor for my first 4 stretches, but my HR was still 144 when I shut it off. Stretching still keeps the HR up if you're stretching hard.

Overall, I think if I'd of had some carbs in my system to give my muscles some glycogen, I could have handled 5 rounds, remember, I only had some whey protein prior to this. By hill #7 on the 4th round, I bent over to catch myself, then told myself "get up pu***!" (literally did that, lol). Plus, I had to fight 10mph of wind in my face today.

Next week, I'll give it a shot with a nice simple/complex carb mixture about 30-60 minutes before my cardio to give my muscles some glycogen for fuel; I really felt that was the problem as I was fine mentally and could still breathe pretty good, but my legs tired too much near the end of the 4th round, so I felt it was just best to "fight another day"

Great workout, that was a lot of fun!
Dude, that's ridiculous! I'm trying to trim some fat, but there's no way I'm going that far. You're not right in the head!
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:00 PM
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Dude, that's ridiculous! I'm trying to trim some fat, but there's no way I'm going that far. You're not right in the head!
I've just always treated cardio/losing fat the same as lifting weights - every time you do it, it should be more difficult.

I'm tellin' ya, that made me feel awesome to know that I'm in that good of shape only getting a few hours a week to lift weights and do some cardio.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:43 PM
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You call yourself names too? lol.

Sometimes when I use to hit the bag or spar I'd say to myself "Do you wanna be a F***ing fighter!?!"

It's actually pretty motivating.
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Oh yeah, when I'm doing hill sprints at 100% effort (complete sprint up and down with a 30 second rest), usually after the 4 to 5 minute range, I'm telling myself not to be a ***** and get 8, then get 9, then get 10, etc. I've never made it past 12 on that, I'm usually around 192 or so even after a 30 second rest so it's tough to convince myself that I need to continue, lol.

You're right, it's amazing how doing something like that can be so motivating!
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