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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2014, 10:53:31 AM »
The OHP makes my shoulders feel fatigued for 24-36 hours, but not sore.

I don't get sore shoulders either, but they seem to be responding, so I'm not complaining
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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2014, 11:45:42 AM »
Congrats on the OHP PR.

Sounds like you really wore the shoulders out. Do you get much doms from that?

Thanks man.  As long as I consistently do shoulders once a week I don't have doms, but if I fall behind and don't hit it every week, then the drop sets are the only thing that really gives me doms in the shoulders.  The OHP makes my shoulders feel fatigued for 24-36 hours, but not sore.

That's good. I have issues with shoulders while I am working them, especially the left one. Front lateral raises are the worst.   
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2014, 11:39:13 AM »
Friday 1/31 - Cardio
35 minutes on the elliptical, level 6.

Next workout is back/deadlift day.  Icy roads today, so I may not get out.  Probably will do a pre-Super Bowl workout tomorrow.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2014, 04:52:13 PM »
Sunday, 2/2 - Back  Feeling:  Glad to get out of the house for a while and get in a workout before this evening's Super Bowl party.

Still easing my way back up in weight on the Deadlifts.  Went up to 255, 10 lb more than last time.  Form started to go south on me in the last rep at 255, so I dropped back to warm-up weight for the final set.

I do all DL's with double overhand grip.  When my grip starts to fail I add the Versa Gripps.  This time I made it up to 235, the most I've ever done without the VG.  Weak, I know, but I have a grip problem with my left hand from an old  broken knuckle that has a surprisingly major effect on my grip strength in that hand.

Deadlifts:
135 x 12
135 x 10
185 x 8
235 x 4
Grip almost failed, so I added the Versa Gripps:
255 x 5
255 x 5
135 x 8

Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral High Row
140 x 18
180 x 12
180 x 10
180 x 10
140 x 15

Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral Low Row
90 x 15
110 x 12
140 x 10
180 x 8

50 minutes, 16 sets.

PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2014, 05:05:41 PM »
Have you ever tried a mixed grip with chalk?

I ditched my lifting straps a few years ago and never noticed any decrease in the amount I could deadlift.
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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2014, 07:56:45 AM »
Thanks for the comment Flex.  I used to use a mixed grip, but I kept reading about people getting biceps or biceps tendon injuries with the underhand grip.  I'm obviously not using that kind of weight, but I figured better safe than sorry, so I switched to double overhand.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2014, 07:16:05 PM »
Monday 2/3 - Chest  Feeling:  Ready to lift, but bummed that the next two days may not include a workout.

Flat BB Bench Press:
135 x 12
135 x 12
185 x 5
195 x 5
205 x 5
205 x 5
185 x 6
135 x 12

New Freemotion were machines installed in the gym over the weekend, so I gave a couple of them a try:

Freemotion Flys:
90 x 15
110 x 15
120 x 12

Freemotion Cable Crossovers:
(weight listed [first number] is each side)
17 x 13
20 x 12
20 x 12

Incline BB Bench Press:
135 x 8
135 x 8
135 x 8

50 minutes, 17 sets

I was shocked at how light of weight I used on the Freemotion cable machine, yet it felt like double that amount on the regular cable machine.  Next week:  Time to bump the bench presses up to 210.  Slow but steady.

PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2014, 08:31:28 PM »
Good workout. We have cable machines that seem so different from each other too. Makes it hard to guage progress if you have to keep switching.
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2014, 01:23:35 PM »
Tuesday 2/4 -- No gym because of heavy snow.

Wednesday 2/5 -- Undecided whether I'm going to venture out or stay home and watch the dozens of judge shows that are on daytime TV.  I mean work from home.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2014, 10:19:56 PM »
Tuesday 2/4 -- No gym because of heavy snow.

Wednesday 2/5 -- Undecided whether I'm going to venture out or stay home and watch the dozens of judge shows that are on daytime TV.  I mean work from home.

For the second day this week I only left my house to move snow... Lots of it. I would rather go to work.  >:(
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2014, 08:00:41 PM »
Thursday 2/6 - Legs  Feeling:  Ready to get back at it after 2 days snowed in.  Not happy that it's leg day.

The Dreaded Squats:
45 x 16
135 x 5
155 x 5
175 x 5
185 x 5
195 x 5

Seated Calf Raises:
115 x 15
125 x 12
135 x 10
145 x 9
145 x 8

Prone Leg Curls (I hate these almost as much as squats):
70 x 12
90 x 8
90 x 8
70 x 12

Leg Press (HS machine was already loaded with 380, so I just went with it):
380 x 8
380 x 8
380 x 8

Calf Presses on Leg Press Machine
380 x 10
380 x 10
380 x 10

50 minutes, 21 sets.

195 is the the most I've done on squats since tweaking my lower back around Thanksgiving.  Like my deadlifts, I'm slowly working my way back up.  I still dislike squats tremendously.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2014, 08:19:41 PM »
it's leg day.


you must be 8th person I read who did legs today.

Thursday: national leg day.

I have a theory that the lifts you hate most are the ones that will make you grow the most. 8)
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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2014, 05:50:26 AM »
Thursday 2/6 - Legs
195 is the the most I've done on squats since tweaking my lower back around Thanksgiving.  Like my deadlifts, I'm slowly working my way back up.  I still dislike squats tremendously.

I don't think anyone gets the most adrenaline rush for squats like any other lift performed when training mate.

Solid work going on man. Keep it up. Some great deads up there also. Make squats your friend. ;)

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2014, 07:12:23 AM »
Thursday 2/6 - Legs  Feeling:  Ready to get back at it after 2 days snowed in.  Not happy that it's leg day.


Solid workout man. I'm right there with your feelings on leg day.  :o I hate working legs but because their my worst bodypart I'm gonna do what I gotta do.


it's leg day.


you must be 8th person I read who did legs today.

Thursday: national leg day.

I have a theory that the lifts you hate most are the ones that will make you grow the most. 8)

I sure hope your theory is right because I hate squats.  :doh:
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Toby's Greatest (and First) Ever Journal - 2014
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2014, 12:08:17 AM »
I have a theory that the lifts you hate most are the ones that will make you grow the most. 8)

Bless your heart, I sure as hell hope so.

Friday 2/7- Cardio
35 minutes on Cybex Arc Trainer, hill interval setting, level 6.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15