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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2014, 01:14:15 PM »
I really need to work on the MMC. I do them how they should be done but don't feel like I get enough out of them.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2014, 03:40:50 PM »
I had the same problems with face pull's.
I could never get the feel for them and ended up dropping them.

Nice work in here  :)
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #62 on: March 04, 2014, 11:30:24 PM »
Monday 3/3 - Cardio
2.3 miles run/walk.  (0.1 mile track, run 3 laps/walk 1 lap, etc.)
25 minutes


Tuesday 3/4 - Back

Went in feeling enthused and strong.  Didn't quite pan out when I hit the weights.  No records were broken, to say the least.  All racks where I normally do deadlifts were in use (for the first time in, like, ever) so that took some of the wind out of my sails after I happily trotted upstairs to the weight floor.  Had to start with something else...

Hammer Strength High Rows:
160lb x 18
180lb x 12

Rack opened up!  Switch to Deadlifts:
No Versagripps:
135lb x 8
185lb x 5
205lb x 5
225lb x 5
245lb x 2  Well that sucks.  I was hoping to get 5, but hands felt slickery.  No chalk in my gym.

With Versagripps:
245lb x 5
255lb x 5
275lb x 5
Was hoping to do 285x5 today, but it just wasn't happening.

Back to High Rows:
180lb x 12
200lb x 11
200lb x 10

It was hot and overcrowded in the gym (which is a recent development in this huge gym), so I called it quits then.  Didn't have time to wait on equipment for more exercises.

Only 13 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 #63 on: March 05, 2014, 06:51:48 AM »
Looks like a damn good session to me. You guys are lucky to have a rack where you can DL. I have to steal a bar from one of the benches and DL in a corner by the tanning booths. :)

My gym is wayyyyy over crowded anymore. It's annoying having to switch up my 531 routine at any given moment due to machine availability.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #64 on: March 06, 2014, 11:33:23 PM »
"Went in. Fucked shit up. Left......."

I read that in Taylor9569's journal, and somehow it made me feel like... well, doing that.

Thursday 3/6 - Chest

I had to break through the 205 lb mental barrier on bench press.  So I did.  I struggled with 205 last chest workout.  I thought if I just break through it, then when I drop back to 205 it will feel lighter.  Right?  Right?  So this evening was all about the bench press.  And then some. 

Barbell flat BP:
Warm up, bar only x 35
135 lb x 12
155 lb x 10
175 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 6
195 lb x 5
205 lb x 3
210 lb x 3 - PR
215 lb x 3 - PR

205 lb x 4
185 lb x 5
135 lb x 10

I sort of benched 215 in the past, but they were nowhere near full ROM.  This time it was down to the chest, pause for a count, then up.  So I'm calling these PR's.  Didn't even think of making a video at the time.  I never think of that when I'm in the zone with my music blasting in my ears (don't even ask what kind of music; I'm gay, remember?).  I'll try to remember a video one of these times.

Barbell Pullovers:
I use the pre-loaded barbells for these.  Today I moved up from 70 to 80:
80 x 12
80 x 12
80 x 10

Hammer Strength Chest Press:
(one set while waiting for the HS Decline machine to open up)
140 lb x 10

Hammer Strength Decline Chest Press:
140 lb x 12
140 lb x 10
140 lb x 10

FreeMotion Machine Flys:
90 lb x 15
100 lb x 15
110 lb x 12

22 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 #65 on: March 06, 2014, 11:45:33 PM »
Chest today...
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 #66 on: March 07, 2014, 07:10:04 AM »
"Went in. Fucked shit up. Left......."

I read that in Taylor9569's journal, and somehow it made me feel like... well, doing that.

Thursday 3/6 - Chest

I had to break through the 205 lb mental barrier on bench press.  So I did.  I struggled with 205 last chest workout.  I thought if I just break through it, then when I drop back to 205 it will feel lighter.  Right?  Right?  So this evening was all about the bench press.  And then some. 

Barbell flat BP:
Warm up, bar only x 35
135 lb x 12
155 lb x 10
175 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 6
195 lb x 5
205 lb x 3
210 lb x 3 - PR
215 lb x 3 - PR

205 lb x 4
185 lb x 5
135 lb x 10

I sort of benched 215 in the past, but they were nowhere near full ROM.  This time it was down to the chest, pause for a count, then up.  So I'm calling these PR's.  Didn't even think of making a video at the time.  I never think of that when I'm in the zone with my music blasting in my ears (don't even ask what kind of music; I'm gay, remember?).  I'll try to remember a video one of these times.

Barbell Pullovers:
I use the pre-loaded barbells for these.  Today I moved up from 70 to 80:
80 x 12
80 x 12
80 x 10

Hammer Strength Chest Press:
(one set while waiting for the HS Decline machine to open up)
140 lb x 10

Hammer Strength Decline Chest Press:
140 lb x 12
140 lb x 10
140 lb x 10

FreeMotion Machine Flys:
90 lb x 15
100 lb x 15
110 lb x 12

22 sets, 55 minutes.

Awesome job smashing the 205 barrier and getting the new PRs. Way to go man. Good job on moving to the 80s for pullovers too. I did that this week but with DBs. My last rep of the last set I almost smacked the DB off my head. Good times.  :panic:

Chest is looking good in the pic. Mirin those traps too. 8)

But, I gotta ask. What music were you listening to? Being gay doesn't give you an excuse to listen to shitty music.  :rofl:
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2014, 11:52:10 AM »
But, I gotta ask. What music were you listening to? Being gay doesn't give you an excuse to listen to shitty music.  :rofl:

It was my Cher station on Pandora, so mostly diva dance anthems.  It's typically either that or my Broadway Showstoppers station, or just Today's Top Hits.  Since I'm using my phone for music and also logging my workout on the JEFit app, I never remember to use it for videos.

Thanks for the comments!
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 #68 on: March 07, 2014, 12:07:06 PM »
Looking good dude. (no homo)

ITT i am told you are gay. If you mentioned it before then I was probably no giving a fuck and missed it. But noticed it this time because of your interest in cher music. WTF!!!

Nice bench pr. Looming close to 2pps. My ultimate goal that seems so hard to hit.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2014, 01:10:09 PM »
But, I gotta ask. What music were you listening to? Being gay doesn't give you an excuse to listen to shitty music.  :rofl:

It was my Cher station on Pandora, so mostly diva dance anthems.  It's typically either that or my Broadway Showstoppers station, or just Today's Top Hits.  Since I'm using my phone for music and also logging my workout on the JEFit app, I never remember to use it for videos.

Thanks for the comments!

Some of Cher's older music isn't too bad. I like "If I could turn back time".



I'd probably rather listen to broadway music than most of the crap they call "hits" today.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #70 on: March 07, 2014, 04:43:11 PM »
Damn, strong bench numbers!

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2014, 06:43:43 PM »
Congrats on the bench PRs Toby.  Solid work.


Being gay doesn't give you an excuse to listen to shitty music.  :rofl:

Lost it.  LMAO. ;D
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2014, 10:10:47 AM »
Holy cow, it's been hard to find the time for weight training lately.  Looking back at the past month, I realized I've only been lifting twice a week and doing my new cardio effort once or twice a week.

Things are only going to get worse at work with a lot of traveling from now until mid-June.  Then I've got a 10 day vacation in late June.  So I got to come up with a plan to maintain some effective training for a few months, and then I might switch it up again when my time frees up in July.

SO... I'm going to switch to something like RangerNY's A/B split, so if I only lift twice a week at least I'm hitting the compounds and getting full body workouts.  Refer to post #1 in Ranger's journal.  Chins and BOR's aggravate my elbows, so I'm going to change those to Hammer Strength high rows and low rows, or maybe some additional chest/shoulder exercises.  I'm starting today with a workout of squats, OHP, and Hammer Strength high rows.

Meanwhile...

Monday, 3/11 - Cardio
Run/Walk 2.6 miles, 25 minutes
0.1 mile indoor track, ran 21 laps walked 5.
(remember, I'm new to this running thing, so that was kinda a lot for me.)

« Last Edit: March 11, 2014, 10:33:16 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 first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2014, 10:14:16 AM »
That's a freaking 10 minute mile dude, not bad at all.
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #74 on: March 11, 2014, 10:27:30 AM »
That's a freaking 10 minute mile dude, not bad at all.

No wonder I could barely carry on after that.  Everyone else walks on that track, so I don't have any other runners to compare my pace with, and I don't know if a 10 minute mile is good or what.  Silly, but one reason I switched to running is because I picked up a pair of nice Saucony shoes at a great price because they looked cool, and then I decided to try running in them.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15