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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1035 on: January 09, 2017, 01:38:31 PM »
Nice work Toby. That OHP is a bitch. 5 lbs can be the difference between reps and nothing. Glad to see your still at it when you can.
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1036 on: January 09, 2017, 05:08:08 PM »
Awesome collection of workouts Toby, and sounds like the chemo is going very well! Great news!
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1037 on: January 10, 2017, 07:35:10 AM »
Thanks guys. I feel pretty good about the last several training sessions although the weights are mostly light (esp. on squats!).  Throughout November and most of December, I was reminded that hitting the gym only once or twice a week leads to a lot of DOMS!

I also wanted to post an update on the spousal unit: Other than low energy and a low appetite some days he feels pretty darn good, so I am starting to feel better about spending time on myself at the gym instead of going straight home from work every day.  Despite what his doctor called "aggressive" treatment, he has not been sick and he still has his hair.   The pain in his side that initiated his first doctor's visit leading to the cancer diagnosis is GONE!  His last scheduled chemo is this Friday; then in the next couple of weeks they'll do another set of scans to see how the cancer tumors are responding; then we'll determine the next course of treatment, either continue the chemo or switch to new immunotherapy treatment -- probably Opdivo, which has been advertised in TV commercials a lot lately.     

Toby, so glad to hear things are going well. Continued best wishes for you and your husband.  :)
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1038 on: January 11, 2017, 09:56:38 AM »
Thanks for the good words, guys.  The last few days have been kind of rough following Friday's chemo session, but still not bad compared to what some people go through with chemo.  Tomorrow we go in for a new PET scan.

I did get in some gym time yesterday.  An upper body pump-up session, fairly light and lots of reps...

Tuesday Jan. 10

Hammer Strength 3-way super set -- regular chest press, incline press, decline press:  5 rounds, 10 reps each (30 reps per superset), 90 lbs to 160 lbs.

Pec Deck Flyes:  5 sets, 10 reps each, 100 lbs to 120 lbs.

HS High Row:  5 sets, 10 reps each, 180 lbs to 210 lbs.

Face Pulls:  5 sets, 10 to 15 reps each, 70 lbs and 80 lbs.


Wow, that was a fast and furious and fun workout.  The first 3-way superset kinda slaughtered my triceps too.

« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 03:04:00 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 training log
« Reply #1039 on: January 11, 2017, 10:17:20 AM »

I also wanted to post an update on the spousal unit: Other than low energy and a low appetite some days he feels pretty darn good, so I am starting to feel better about spending time on myself at the gym instead of going straight home from work every day.  Despite what his doctor called "aggressive" treatment, he has not been sick and he still has his hair.   The pain in his side that initiated his first doctor's visit leading to the cancer diagnosis is GONE!  His last scheduled chemo is this Friday; then in the next couple of weeks they'll do another set of scans to see how the cancer tumors are responding; then we'll determine the next course of treatment, either continue the chemo or switch to new immunotherapy treatment -- probably Opdivo, which has been advertised in TV commercials a lot lately.     

Sounds like things are going pretty well under the circumstances, thanks for the update.
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1040 on: January 11, 2017, 06:44:25 PM »
Sweet upper body slaughter Toby! Best of luck with the PET scan. Prayers for you guys tonight!
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1041 on: January 11, 2017, 09:29:43 PM »
Solid fast workout session Toby.

Hope the follow up has good news!!
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1042 on: January 16, 2017, 10:39:36 AM »
Saturday Jan. 14
2 miles/20 laps on indoor track - run 2 laps, walk 1, run 2, etc. etc.  Pretty darn slow at 26 minutes.
Then stretching and foam rolling.

Sunday Jan 15 - OHP funday
OHP:  45x10, 45x10, 95x5, 95x10, 100x9, 105x8, 110x7, 115x4 (failed try at 6), 95x10
Reverse Flyes on Machine:  50x10, 55x10, 60x10, 65x10, 70x8
Dumbbell Shrugs: 50x15, 55x14, 60x13, 65x12, 70x11
Then a lot of upper body stretching.
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 training log
« Reply #1043 on: January 16, 2017, 08:07:50 PM »
Beauty run and pressing on the weeekend Toby!
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1044 on: January 16, 2017, 08:28:50 PM »
Slow is a relative term. You're still at it and that's what counts. Mirin' the presses.
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1045 on: January 23, 2017, 05:41:55 PM »
Thanks again for the comments and support guys.

Wednesday Jan. 18 - Back & Chest stuff
Was hoping to get in some pullups, but after only 5 of them my elbows were not having it.  I can still do the Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral High Rows for the lats without elbow pain, so...
Hammer Strength High Rows:  180x10, 200x10, 220x9, 230x8, 240x7, 250x6, 180x10.  I love the lat burn from these.
Pec Deck Flyes:  100x15, 110x15, 120x12, 130x10, 140x8, 150x6, 100x15
Cable Straight Arm Push Downs: 60x15, 70x12, 80x10, 80x10, 80x10

Thursday Jan. 19 - Legs
Squats:  45x10, 45x10, 135x5, 145x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5
Straight Leg Calf Press: 180x12, 180x12, 180x12
Seated Calf Raises:  125x10, 125x10, 125x10
Then 10 flights of stairs.


Sunday Jan. 22 - Sunday Bench Press Funday
Bench Press:  45x25, 135x10, 135x10, 185x5, 185x5, 190x5, 195x5, 200x4, 205x3, 210x2, 215x2, 220x1, 225x1, 185x8, 135x17
Fast-walked 1 mile, then went home and walked the dog another mile.
My front delt area is really feeling the DOMS today from that bench session.


Good news from the oncologist for the spouse:  His cancer tumors have shrunk approximately 50% after four chemo cycles, so we're going to keep going with the same treatment for another 4 cycles.  It was great to hear the news, but not looking forward to another few months of chemo.  It certainly limits one's lifestyle, but we'll get through 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 training log
« Reply #1046 on: January 23, 2017, 07:02:18 PM »
Fantastic news! 50% is a huge response to chemo! That's just awesome. Some great looking workouts in there Toby
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1047 on: January 23, 2017, 07:58:43 PM »
Hey Toby.

I didn't even know your partner was going through this.

Good news on the treatment.  All the best wishes to you both.
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Re: tobymax's training log
« Reply #1048 on: January 30, 2017, 11:03:57 AM »
Hey FLEX and Shawn, thank you.  The next course of chemo started on Friday, and it seemed to hit him harder this weekend than usual.  Previously he felt good and energetic for 2 or 3 days after chemo, but not this time.  Each round seems to bring something different.

Well I got in a few workouts in the last week...

Thursday Jan. 26 - Shoulders

OHP: 45x15, 45x10, 95x5, 95x10, 95x5, 100x5
DB Lateral Raises:  17.5x10,  -- 5 sets
Reverse Flyes on Pec Deck: 50x10, 55x10, 60x10, 65x10
Face Pulls:  70x12, 80x12, 90x10, 90x10


Friday Jan. 27 - Back

Deadlift Funday:
A bunch of singles, cardio style wtih no rest, just enough time to add plates:  135x10, 205x1, 225x1, 245x1, 255x1, 275x1, 285x1, 295x1.
Then a 3-4 minute rest, and:  305x3, 315x1, 255x5

Hammer Strength High Row:  180x10 -- 5 sets
Seated Row:  100x10, 90x10, 80x10, 80x10, 80x10


Sunday Jan. 29 - Chest

Slow jog 5 laps indoor track (1/2 mile)

Bench Press Funday:  45x30, 135x10, 185x5, 185x10, 195x1, 205x1, 215x1, 220x2, 225x2, 225x2, 185x9 (failed 10), 135x10
Barbell Pullovers:  70x12 -- 5 sets
Pec Deck Flyes:  100x10, 105x12, 110x12, 115x10, 120x10

Jog 7 laps

Nice long workout including 1.2 miles of mild cardio, then home to a 1.5 mile fast dog walk.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 10:29:12 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 training log
« Reply #1049 on: January 30, 2017, 11:53:08 AM »
Good workouts and great news that the chemo knocked it down!
I'm assuming they're trying to get it shrunk down to surgically remove the remaining? Or just keep with chemo until it's gone?
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