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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #645 on: October 13, 2015, 09:09:22 AM »
Super solid sessions Toby!! Great work!!
Thanks man, and welcome to the IS forums.  I've been struggling a big lately with my schedule, with tendinitis, and with diet consistency & tracking.  I'm not lifting any PR-setting weights these past few weeks, but keep on plugging along...

That's the key right there. Keep plugging away. :thumbsup:

X2!!
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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #646 on: October 13, 2015, 09:28:38 AM »
Pretty good leg workout last night.  I feel like I do a full range of motion on leg press, pretty much heels to butt (unlike anyone else who uses the leg press machine at my gym, who all seem to do a 6-inch rom).  I've never thought about videoing my leg press sets, but I'll try to remember to do that next time.

Monday Oct. 12 - Legs

Leg Press:
270 lb x 10
360 lb x 10
450 lb x 8
540 lb x 6
590 lb x 3
610 lb x 3
630 lb x 2  <--PR
I know I can well exceed that PR.  I just haven't got up the guts yet to do it.

Lying Leg Curls:
70 x 10
90 x 8 <--4 sets

Seated Calf Raises:
125 lb x 10 <--5 sets
« Last Edit: October 13, 2015, 09:33:28 AM 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 #647 on: October 13, 2015, 09:57:59 AM »
Congrats on the PR. I was close to that but also never had the nerve to push further due to my leg. Now I'm back to squatting. Very humbling for me.  :(
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #648 on: October 13, 2015, 01:15:47 PM »
Super solid sessions Toby!! Great work!!
Thanks man, and welcome to the IS forums.  I've been struggling a big lately with my schedule, with tendinitis, and with diet consistency & tracking.  I'm not lifting any PR-setting weights these past few weeks, but keep on plugging along...

That's the key right there. Keep plugging away. :thumbsup:

This is surely the key! Check the boxes, get the work in and nothing can stop you!! Speaking of tendinitis, I just read an article on T-nation about using eccentrics for stretching and tendinitis rehab as well as strength and mass gains. It's been helping me work through achilles tendinitis. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #649 on: October 13, 2015, 11:49:07 PM »
Thanks for the input guys.  Xavier, I have elbow tendinitis in the inner elbow.  I am doing eccentric exercises, stretching, icing, etc.  I've had luck getting rid of the pain in the past, but this time around it's very stubborn.  I haven't done arm workouts in three years (except for a very few times when I was pain free).  For a few months now I haven't done any exercises that involve a pulling or curling motion -- no lat pull downs, no face pulls, no rows, no pull ups.  Those are the things that cause pain.  Pressing motions don't hurt at all.  I'm working on it, and it's sloooooooo...ooooooo...oooooowly getting better.

Tonight...  Shoulders again:

Tuesday Oct. 13 - Shoulders

Seated OHP:
high reps instead of high weight this time...
bar x 12 <--2 sets
95 lb x 12
95 lb x 12
95 lb x 12
95 lb x 11
95 lb x 10
darn it, I wanted to hit 5 sets of 12, but just couldn't eek it out.

Dumbbell Shrugs:
60's x 12
65's x 12
70's x 10
75's x 10
80's x 10

Lying Reverse Incline Flys:
17.5's x 10 <--5 sets 

A decent 15 sets, though I felt kinda weak and DOMS-y from having just done shoulders on Friday and chest on Sunday.  Will probably take off tomorrow night to watch the Royals beat the Astros in the playoffs, and hopefully get back in there on Thursday for deadlifts.






 
« Last Edit: October 13, 2015, 11:52:44 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 #650 on: October 14, 2015, 02:52:50 PM »
Killer session, my delts would be crying! I get the DOM-y feels, I'm there after upping volume and frequency. I hope the elbow get's better, I'm dealing with tendinitis in my achilles right now and it's just a constant nag.
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #651 on: October 16, 2015, 09:46:05 AM »
Last night did not go as planned.  My right hamstring is acting up again from my butt down to the back of my knees, so I didn't do deadlifts.  My whole body had DOMS more than usual from Sun/Mon/Tue workouts, and I really didn't want to do anything, but I changed clothes and went up tot he weight room and did weird things:

Thursday Oct 15 - not much at all

ABS!  I haven't done abs in 3 years, but I'm going to start again.
Hanging leg raises:  from dead hang to feet touching the bar, 3 sets of 6.
Dang, 3 years ago I could do sets of 15 to 18.

Then 3 sets each of:
Leg Extensions
Behind the back forearm curls
Forearm twists with 5 lb bar

Then some light stretching/yoga/meditation in the empty yoga studio.

Then a long relaxing sit in the steam room.

I felt like one of those guys who goes to the gym to hang out and doesn't really do anything.

 
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 #652 on: October 16, 2015, 09:52:06 AM »
LOL, must be something in the air, looks like my workout yesterday
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #653 on: October 16, 2015, 02:16:31 PM »
Last night did not go as planned.  My right hamstring is acting up again from my butt down to the back of my knees, so I didn't do deadlifts.  My whole body had DOMS more than usual from Sun/Mon/Tue workouts, and I really didn't want to do anything, but I changed clothes and went up tot he weight room and did weird things:

Thursday Oct 15 - not much at all

ABS!  I haven't done abs in 3 years, but I'm going to start again.
Hanging leg raises:  from dead hang to feet touching the bar, 3 sets of 6.
Dang, 3 years ago I could do sets of 15 to 18.

Then 3 sets each of:
Leg Extensions
Behind the back forearm curls
Forearm twists with 5 lb bar

Then some light stretching/yoga/meditation in the empty yoga studio.

Then a long relaxing sit in the steam room.

I felt like one of those guys who goes to the gym to hang out and doesn't really do anything.

 

That right there made it all worth it. lol
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #654 on: October 19, 2015, 09:31:20 AM »
Got in a deadlift session yesterday, and tried the double stop deadlifts that I saw in Xavier's journal.  I looked up some videos on how to do them.  I paused at just below the knees, then just above the knees.  It felt really good, and provided for a great mind-muscle connection in the quads, hams, glutes, AND back.  I feel the DOMS coming on this morning.

Sunday Oct. 18 - Deadlifts

Deadlifts:
135 lb x 10

double pause:
135 lb x 5
135 lb x 5
155 lb x 5

back to regular:
205 lb x 5
255 lb x 3
305 lb x 1
305 lb x 1

Straight Arm Cable Press Downs:
60 x 15
70 x 15
80 x 12
90 x 10
90 x 10

Then I just did random sets on random machines as I made my way across the gym... shoulder raises, pec flyes, leg curls, blah blah blah.

Today I'll be on the road for 7 hours, then business meetings all day tomorrow, then back on the road Wednesday.  It may be Thursday before I do anything other than a few push ups in a hotel room.
 
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 #655 on: October 23, 2015, 10:08:42 AM »
Okay, back again...

Tuesday 10/20 I did 200 push ups in my hotel room.  8 sets of 25, alternating incline, decline, and flat.

Then last night I did a regular chest day, although not very heavy on the BP.

Thursday Oct. 22 - Chest

Bench Press:
bar x 20 --2 sets
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 10
185 lb x 6  <--I was feeling surprisingly weak at this point and realized it was not going to be a heavy bench press day.
185 lb x 6
185 lb x 6
135 lb x 15

FreeMotion Machine Flyes:
110 lb x 10 -- 5 sets

BB Pullovers, flat:
80 lb x 12 -- 5 sets

A 45 minute quickie.


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 #656 on: October 23, 2015, 10:11:42 AM »
Okay, back again...

Tuesday 10/20 I did 200 push ups in my hotel room.  8 sets of 25, alternating incline, decline, and flat.

Then last night I did a regular chest day, although not very heavy on the BP.


That kind of consistency and working with what you have is what pays off in the long term!
Nice job Toby!
I usually lose the battle when the hotel bar is calling.....lol
Eric

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Squat 315 pr
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #657 on: October 23, 2015, 10:20:22 AM »
Haha, yes I would have lost that battle too if they had a bar!  I was in a small Illinois town where the hotels were all clustered together at the next exit down the highway, and there was no bar at any of them... or within 10 miles.

With my spotty workouts lately, I'm getting DOMS a lot more than when I'm consistent.  After this week's pushups and chest workout, I'm really noticing for the first time that I have soreness in my front delts.  Good to know.   
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 #658 on: October 23, 2015, 11:02:44 AM »
Okay, back again...

Tuesday 10/20 I did 200 push ups in my hotel room.  8 sets of 25, alternating incline, decline, and flat.

Then last night I did a regular chest day, although not very heavy on the BP.


That kind of consistency and working with what you have is what pays off in the long term!
Nice job Toby!
I usually lose the battle when the hotel bar is calling.....lol

+1000 

Nice work!
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #659 on: October 27, 2015, 09:25:59 AM »
Got in a little leg work last night...

Monday Oct. 26 - Legs

Leg Press:
270 lb x 10
270 lb x 10
360 lb x 5
450 lb x 5
540 lb x 5
630 lb x 2

Calf Presses on the Leg Press:
360 lb x 10 -- 3 sets

Seated Leg Curl:
77 lb x 10
88 lb x 10
88 lb x 10
77 lb x 10
77 lb x 10
(odd weights because the machine is in kilos)

Seated Calf Raise:
125 lb x 10 -- 3 sets


World Series starts tonight.  I'm going to try to take off work early so I can get in a shoulder session before the game starts.  GO ROYALS!!!
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15