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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2014, 07:05:46 PM »
Alrighty then.  It's been a couple of crappy weeks now, but the coming new week holds promise!

After Tuesday's short back session, I got sick with some stomach bug for almost 2 full days.  So no lifting Wednesday or Thursday.  Friday I was not feeling 100% well, but felt well enough to make a token appearance at the gym.

Friday 2/21 - Misc.
Went in feeling quite weak and a bit wobbly after being sick, so I took it easy with a little mish-mash, light weights, mostly shoulders:

Standing Overhead Press:
45 lb x 25, x 20
85 lb x 10, x 10, x 10

Incline Bench Press:
135 lb x 10, x 9, x 8
115 lb x 10, x 9

Face Pulls:
70 x 15, x 15, x 15

Reverse Flys on new FreeMotion machine:
60 x 12, x 12, x 12

16 sets, about 40 minutes.


Sunday 2/23 - Cardio
Run/walk on indoor track at gym, 22 laps/2.2 miles/25 minutes.
(Run 3 laps - walk 1 - run 3 - walk 1, etc.)

I've never been much of a runner or done much cardio, but I want to improve my cardio vascular health.  I've been getting winded too easily during my weight training, and as I approach my 50th birthday I'm mindful that heart attacks in the early 50's run in my family.  This was my first running session in years.  I plan to do a lot more of it.
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: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2014, 06:03:28 AM »
Great job on the OHP PR!

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2014, 01:26:04 PM »
Glad you're feeling better. Great idea on the cardio, I really need to get back into running. My cardio absolutely sucks.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2014, 05:32:10 PM »
Nice work.

Only time i do cardio is if it is raining.

Then it depends on the speed of the rain.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2014, 06:00:06 PM »
Glad you're feeling better. Great idea on the cardio, I really need to get back into running. My cardio absolutely sucks.
I've run off and on over the years, but never stuck with it for more than a few weeks at a time.  I felt so good after yesterday's run, in a way that just doesn't happen when I use an elliptical.  It was only 25 minutes, but I was good and sweaty and tired and exhilarated.  I would have liked to lift weights afterwards, but I had other plans for the day and had to move on. 

My hips are really sore today, with this being my first run in at least 3 years.  Already looking forward to the next one.
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: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2014, 08:42:38 PM »
Well great start back. The soreness is expected. I know when I run anywhere around my house it's all uphill/downhill and I end up coming back up a steep hill to get home. By then I can barely walk up it. I'm ready to call a cab.  :o
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2014, 08:41:47 PM »
Felt good and enthused going into the gym today, but once under the bar found that I wasn't quite at full strength today after the last two blah weeks.  It felt like a good workout nevertheless.

Tuesday 2/25 - Chest
Flat BB Bench Press
135 lb x 12
135 lb x 10
175 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
205 lb x 4 - I had previously gotten up to 2 or 3 sets x 5 at 205, but it just wasn't there today. Almost failed at 4.
185 lb x 5
175 lb x 5
135 lb x 10

Cable Crossovers
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
(the cable machine plates aren't marked with weights.  I used 4 plates, assuming 10 lb each.)

Barbell Pullovers
70 x 12
70 x 12
70 x 10
I love pullovers.  My chest is majorly pumped after these.

Hammer Strength Incline Press
140 x 8
140 x 6
130 x 6

18 sets, 55 minutes.
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: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2014, 08:52:25 PM »
Good work and a lot of it.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2014, 03:56:40 PM »
Subbed. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2014, 08:00:10 PM »
Great work Toby.

That 205 x 5 for 5 will be just around the corner. Betcha.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2014, 11:14:12 PM »
Did not want to do legs today.  Did legs anyway, and felt good about it afterwards.

Squats have almost defeated me mentally, but I will fight back.  I will keep doing them even if it's only as a warm up to my leg presses.  Even if I only add 5 lbs once every couple of months.  Even as I bench press more than I squat.   :o

Wednesday, 2/26 - Legs

Warm up: 15 bw lunges, 15 bw squats, 15 squats with bar.

Squats:
135 lb x 8
135 lb x 8
175 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
195 lb x 5

Leg Press:
270 lb x 10
360 lb x 5
450 lb x 5
500 lb x 5
500 lb x 5
450 lb x 5
360 lb x 8
270 lb x 8

Calf Press on the Leg Press:
270 lb x 20
360 lb x 10
450 lb x 10
450 lb x 10
360 lb x 13
270 lb x 18

19 sets, 1 hour.
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: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2014, 12:38:00 PM »
Friday 2/28 - Cardio
Just 35 min. cardio on Cybex ArcTrainer.  Wanted to run.  Forgot running shoes.

Saturday 3/1 - Shoulders

Standing OHP:
45 lb x 20, x 20
95 lb x 5, x 5
100 lb x 5, x 5
110 lb x 3, x 5, x 4
45 lb x 16

Dumbbell Shrugs:
75's x 15, x 15, x 18, x 16, x 15
Time to move up to the 80's. 

Cable Face Pulls:
70 lb x 18
80 lb x 15, x 15
90 lb x 12, x 12

20 sets, 50 minutes.
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: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2014, 07:23:06 PM »
Looks like a solid shoulder session. Do you get any doms from the face pulls?
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2014, 04:29:38 PM »
Did not want to do legs today.  Did legs anyway, and felt good about it afterwards.

And that is how it's done.  No excuses.
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2014, 11:10:04 AM »
Looks like a solid shoulder session. Do you get any doms from the face pulls?
Thanks sak.

I have gotten doms from face pulls, but sometimes it's hard to tell because of the usual upper body aches and doms between back, shoulder and chest days.  But there have been times when I really feel that mind-muscle connection on face pulls, and can definitely feel it for a couple days afterwards. 
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15