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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #540 on: June 21, 2015, 09:55:07 PM »
Dern it, failed again at trying for a 345 lb deadlift 1 rep PR.  Fail video below.  I felt really good going in and decided that today was the day, but didn't happen.  So I still have a 340 PR. 

Sunday June 21 - Deadlifts

Deadlifts:
135 x 5
135 x 5
205 x 5
275 x 3
305 x 1
325 x 1 - felt REALLY good at this point, and decided to go for it...
345 - fail
335 x 1
275 x 5

That's all for today.  After a fathers day get-together with my spouse's crazy family, followed by a 3 1/2 hour drive home, I was ready to sit in the sauna and the steam room for a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6aR1UuTF0k

« Last Edit: June 21, 2015, 09:57:41 PM by tobymax »
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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #541 on: June 21, 2015, 10:14:09 PM »
Moar explosive and it was yours. Excellent nevertheless.
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #542 on: June 23, 2015, 10:59:59 AM »
Yesterday's abbreviated chest workout, quick and fairly light, higher rep counts...

Monday June 22 - Chest

Bench Press:
135 x 10
185 x 10
185 x 10
185 x 10
205 x 5
205 x 5

BB Pullovers:
70 x 15 x 4 sets

Flys on FreeMotion Machine:
90 x 15 x 4 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: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #543 on: June 30, 2015, 10:29:21 AM »
Took off from training for a week due to work and life stuff going on, and it seemed like a good time to let some joints heal.  Unfortunately the elbows keep getting worse, so I've been doing a lot of cross-tissue massage and icing.  So far, no good.  I'll keep at it, but I probably need to avoid pulling/rowing exercises that involve elbow bending for a while longer, which is what makes them hurt.

Shoulders last night, high rep workout.  Was looking for something for rear delts that doesn't involve elbow pulling.  After reading a good recent thread about rear delts over at bb.com, I did reverse flys lying forward on a 45 degree inclined bench.  Felt like it really isolated the delts instead of hitting upper back/traps like the reverse fly machine.

Monday June 29 - Shoulders

Seated OHP:
bar x 20 x 2 sets
95 lb x 11 x 5 sets

Reverse Flys on 45 degree Bench:
15's x 12 x 5 sets

Front Raises with 35 lb Plate:
35 lb x 12 x 5 sets

15 sets in 40 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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #544 on: June 30, 2015, 10:49:38 AM »
Took off from training for a week due to work and life stuff going on, and it seemed like a good time to let some joints heal.  Unfortunately the elbows keep getting worse, so I've been doing a lot of cross-tissue massage and icing.  So far, no good.  I'll keep at it, but I probably need to avoid pulling/rowing exercises that involve elbow bending for a while longer, which is what makes them hurt.

Shoulders last night, high rep workout.  Was looking for something for rear delts that doesn't involve elbow pulling.  After reading a good recent thread about rear delts over at bb.com, I did reverse flys lying forward on a 45 degree inclined bench.  Felt like it really isolated the delts instead of hitting upper back/traps like the reverse fly machine.

Monday June 29 - Shoulders

Seated OHP:
bar x 20 x 2 sets
95 lb x 11 x 5 sets

Reverse Flys on 45 degree Bench:
15's x 12 x 5 sets

Front Raises with 35 lb Plate:
35 lb x 12 x 5 sets

15 sets in 40 minutes.

It's weird but lately I've been getting this too. Mostly when I do DB overhead tricep extension. Getting old really sucks...  :-[  ;)
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #545 on: June 30, 2015, 12:52:17 PM »
It's weird but lately I've been getting this too. Mostly when I do DB overhead tricep extension. Getting old really sucks...  :-[  ;)

There seem to be two camps; those who get tendinitis pain from pulling/biceps work, and those who get it from triceps work - usually overhead extensions or skullcrushers.

3 to 4 years ago I had it pretty bad and gave up all pulling type motions for several months.  It did eventually heal (or at least it quit hurting).  Luckily now that I'm in a real gym instead of that office fitness center, I can still do deadlifts, leg work, OHP, and bench press without elbow pain. 
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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #546 on: June 30, 2015, 02:13:30 PM »
It's weird but lately I've been getting this too. Mostly when I do DB overhead tricep extension. Getting old really sucks...  :-[  ;)

There seem to be two camps; those who get tendinitis pain from pulling/biceps work, and those who get it from triceps work - usually overhead extensions or skullcrushers.

3 to 4 years ago I had it pretty bad and gave up all pulling type motions for several months.  It did eventually heal (or at least it quit hurting).  Luckily now that I'm in a real gym instead of that office fitness center, I can still do deadlifts, leg work, OHP, and bench press without elbow pain.

It seems to be just the overhead extensions that bother mine. It's almost directly at the back of the elbow, almost like joint pain. IDK
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #547 on: June 30, 2015, 02:19:46 PM »
It's weird but lately I've been getting this too. Mostly when I do DB overhead tricep extension. Getting old really sucks...  :-[  ;)

There seem to be two camps; those who get tendinitis pain from pulling/biceps work, and those who get it from triceps work - usually overhead extensions or skullcrushers.

3 to 4 years ago I had it pretty bad and gave up all pulling type motions for several months.  It did eventually heal (or at least it quit hurting).  Luckily now that I'm in a real gym instead of that office fitness center, I can still do deadlifts, leg work, OHP, and bench press without elbow pain.

It seems to be just the overhead extensions that bother mine. It's almost directly at the back of the elbow, almost like joint pain. IDK

Skull crushers have always bothered my elbows.  Lately I've been doing kneeling triceps extensions with a rope on a cable machine.  Seems to be much kinder to my elbows than most triceps exercises, but still hits them well.
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #548 on: June 30, 2015, 02:22:05 PM »
It's weird but lately I've been getting this too. Mostly when I do DB overhead tricep extension. Getting old really sucks...  :-[  ;)

There seem to be two camps; those who get tendinitis pain from pulling/biceps work, and those who get it from triceps work - usually overhead extensions or skullcrushers.

3 to 4 years ago I had it pretty bad and gave up all pulling type motions for several months.  It did eventually heal (or at least it quit hurting).  Luckily now that I'm in a real gym instead of that office fitness center, I can still do deadlifts, leg work, OHP, and bench press without elbow pain.

It seems to be just the overhead extensions that bother mine. It's almost directly at the back of the elbow, almost like joint pain. IDK

Skull crushers have always bothered my elbows.  Lately I've been doing kneeling triceps extensions with a rope on a cable machine.  Seems to be much kinder to my elbows than most triceps exercises, but still hits them well.

Are you talking about overhead extension, like facing away from the machine? I have done those sometimes but prefer doing straight bar cable extensions standing facing the macine.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #549 on: June 30, 2015, 02:52:42 PM »

Skull crushers have always bothered my elbows.  Lately I've been doing kneeling triceps extensions with a rope on a cable machine.  Seems to be much kinder to my elbows than most triceps exercises, but still hits them well.


Are you talking about overhead extension, like facing away from the machine? I have done those sometimes but prefer doing straight bar cable extensions standing facing the macine.


Yeah, I do them kneeling, leaning forward, facing away from the machine, with a high pully.  My upper arms a parallel with the floor, near my ears.

Like this, but I don't use a bench, which adds a little bit of core work into it:




 
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #550 on: June 30, 2015, 06:06:04 PM »
Ok, gotcha. I imagine that's a lot easier than standing considering your height.
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #551 on: June 30, 2015, 11:35:38 PM »
Legs tonight, again with the 10 rep sets...

Tuesday June 30 - Legs

Leg Press:
180 x 15 x 2 sets - warm up
360 x 10
360 x 10
380 x 10
380 x 10
360 x 10

Seated Calf Raise:
115 x 10 x 5 sets

Lower Back Extensions:
(to hit the hammys while waiting on the leg curl machine)
BW x 10
BW+10 x 10
These make me dizzy.

Lying Leg Curls:
90 x 10
80 x 10
70 x 10

15 sets in 45 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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #552 on: July 02, 2015, 09:46:14 AM »
Yesterday was Bench Press Fun Day.  Mix of high reps and low.  My back was hurting towards the end, like a muscle strain on my left side, especially on the last light set.  Hmmm.

Later today it should be deadlift day and/or back day, but my back is off kilter right now.  I wrenched my lower back moving furniture downstairs, and then there was this middle back pain last night.  It may be time for one of my yoga/stretching/foam rolling hours at the gym.

Wednesday July 1 - Chest

Bench Press:
bar x 20 x 2 sets
135 x 15
185 x 5 - what?  I was going for 10.
185 x 10 - there we go
185 x 10
205 x 5
215 x 3
220 x 2
225 x 2
230 x 2
135 x 20

I wasn't planning on making it an all-bench-press workout.  Waited too long between the last 5 sets waiting for other equipment to free up, so I just kept going.
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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« Reply #553 on: July 02, 2015, 11:05:58 AM »
Looks like a great bench session. Hope the back feels better soon.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #554 on: July 06, 2015, 06:49:46 PM »
Well poop.  I was half way through deadlifts, feeling super awesome... It was going to be a great workout... And now there's a tornado warning. They made us all go downstairs to the locker room.  So here I sit with 30 other men on their phones, waiting it out.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15