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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #90 on: March 20, 2014, 12:42:51 PM »
Sucks when life gets in the way. At least you made it in, more than a lot of folks.  8)
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #91 on: March 20, 2014, 04:01:12 PM »
Thursday 3/20 - Workout A

Still not feeling as strong as last week, so didn't go for any PRs, but it felt like a decent workout.

Much Hated Squats:
warm up, bar only x 15
135 lb x 5
175 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
195 lb x 5

Standing OHP:
95 lb x 5
105 lb x 5
115 lb x 5
115 lb x 5
105 lb x 5
95 lb x 5

Flys / Reverse Flys Supersets on FreeMotion Machine:
90 x 10  /  60 x 10
120 x 5  /  80 x 5
130 x 5  /  90 x 5
140 x 5  /  90 x 5
150 x 5  /  90 x 5
150 x 5  / 90 x 5

It went quick at just 45 minutes.  Maybe I would squat more if I took more rest time between sets.  Usually I just want to get squats over with, so I probably rush it a bit.
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 #92 on: March 21, 2014, 07:24:15 AM »
Looks like a good session. I know the feeling of wanting to get through squats. I still dread doing them even though I know how important they are.
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #93 on: March 23, 2014, 10:52:50 PM »
Snuck in a workout today before leaving town on business.  Now I'm in an EconoLodge hotel in a small town for the next 5 days.  There is a decent looking gym in town, so I'm hoping to get in two sessions this week.

I was pissed off at myself when I got to the gym today and my VersaGripps weren't in my gym bag.  They're lost.  I immediately recalled where I left them in the gym after my last deadlift session, but of course they weren't there, and weren't in the lost-and-found, and weren't in any of the bins around the gym that hold miscellaneous small equipment pieces.  Damn.  Gotta spend another $50+ on new ones.

Sunday 3/23 - Workout B
Today's session was nothing special, but it was adequate.  Deadlifts were limited to my grip strength without VGripps, no chalk, double overhand.

Deadlifts:
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
235 lb x 5
245 lb x 5
245 lb x 5

BB Flat Bench Press:
45 lb x 20
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 6
195 lb x 5
195 lb x 6
195 lb x 6

Seated Machine Rows, close grip:
105 x 10
120 x 8
125 x 5
140 x 5
140 x 5
130 x 5

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 #94 on: March 23, 2014, 11:10:07 PM »
Shit luck losing the grips Toby.

Good dead session still. I know you were able to dread more without grips. So dont be sandbagging buddy :D

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #95 on: March 24, 2014, 07:17:11 AM »
Snuck in a workout today before leaving town on business.  Now I'm in an EconoLodge hotel in a small town for the next 5 days.  There is a decent looking gym in town, so I'm hoping to get in two sessions this week.

I was pissed off at myself when I got to the gym today and my VersaGripps weren't in my gym bag.  They're lost.  I immediately recalled where I left them in the gym after my last deadlift session, but of course they weren't there, and weren't in the lost-and-found, and weren't in any of the bins around the gym that hold miscellaneous small equipment pieces.  Damn.  Gotta spend another $50+ on new ones.

Sunday 3/23 - Workout B
Today's session was nothing special, but it was adequate.  Deadlifts were limited to my grip strength without VGripps, no chalk, double overhand.

Deadlifts:
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
235 lb x 5
245 lb x 5
245 lb x 5

BB Flat Bench Press:
45 lb x 20
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 6
195 lb x 5
195 lb x 6
195 lb x 6

Seated Machine Rows, close grip:
105 x 10
120 x 8
125 x 5
140 x 5
140 x 5
130 x 5

55 minutes.

Sucks about the grips Toby. Good to see you're still killing it in the gym. I clicked on the Media link and saw the pics you uploaded.

Gotta say, Dayuuuuumm dude you're looking big. I for one am impressed. Great job.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #96 on: March 24, 2014, 10:49:51 PM »
Thanks for the comments and the support guys.

I was very happy to find an awesome gym in the small town that I'm in this week, and I bought a 3 day pass.  It has all of the raw iron and equipment of a hardcore gym, plus machines and cardio.  And there were only a few people there at 7:00 this evening, so no problem using the squat rack or anything else. 

Monday, 3/24 - Workout A

Squats:
bar only x 15
135 lb x 8
185 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
205 lb x 5

Standing OHP:
95 lb x 8
115 lb x 5
115 lb x 5
115 lb x 5
105 lb x 5
95 lb x 5

At this point, my Workout A was improvised.  They had a bent over row contraption with a long bar that you load with plates, and you stand on some raised foot plates, and there are two different grip options.  With the neutral close grips I was able to use it without elbow pain.  It took me a couple of sets to get the hang of it and get the form right, and I was humbled by how much weight I could (not) pull.  SO ...

Bent Over Rows on a Machine Thingy:
(plate weight only)
90 lb x 5
70 lb x 10
70 lb x 10
80 lb x 7
80 lb x 10

I had time to kill, so I kept going.
Machine Flys:
135 x 15
150 x 10
150 x 10
150 x 10
150 x 10

Note:  On machines with weight stacks I don't list the weight as "lbs", because I don't know if they are really pounds or not.  Case in point, this fly machine was very similar to the one I use at my home gym, but the weight felt significantly lighter.

All in all, it felt like a great workout.  And it was unexpected!
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 10:55:40 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 first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #97 on: March 24, 2014, 11:07:04 PM »
On machines with weight stacks I don't list the weight as "lbs", because I don't know if they are really pounds or not.  Case in point, this fly machine was very similar to the one I use at my home gym, but the weight felt significantly lighter.

They are all different, I can workout with what I swear is the exact same machine in another gym and the weight feels different. As long as you pushed it hard it's good.
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2014, 07:06:35 AM »
On machines with weight stacks I don't list the weight as "lbs", because I don't know if they are really pounds or not.  Case in point, this fly machine was very similar to the one I use at my home gym, but the weight felt significantly lighter.

They are all different, I can workout with what I swear is the exact same machine in another gym and the weight feels different. As long as you pushed it hard it's good.

X2 Actually we've got a contraption that has high pulley on each end and the weight seems heavier on one end than on the other.

Great workout Toby.  8)
Eric


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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #99 on: March 25, 2014, 04:10:07 PM »
Solid lifts! Have you never used mixed grip on deads? I used to use straps but now I just use mixed grip and chalk and I never have any problems anymore. Double overhand deads with no chalk would be hard as hell though!

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #100 on: March 25, 2014, 07:56:13 PM »
Thanks Daniel.  I have done mixed grip deads, but I generally avoid them.  I know I'm not using terribly heavy weight, but I know a guy who tore his biceps with the underhand grip, and I've read about it happening to others.   Of course my gym doesn't allow chalk.  I haven't tried liquid chalk yet.
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 #101 on: March 25, 2014, 08:37:38 PM »
Thanks Daniel.  I have done mixed grip deads, but I generally avoid them.  I know I'm not using terribly heavy weight, but I know a guy who tore his biceps with the underhand grip, and I've read about it happening to others.   Of course my gym doesn't allow chalk.  I haven't tried liquid chalk yet.

I hate hearing about people doing that. I alway use mixed grip when I can't hold DOH and before I switch to hooks ( I use these instead of straps ). But I always think about this.
Eric


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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #102 on: March 25, 2014, 09:54:45 PM »
Reminds me of that Rippetoe quote, something like this:

Student: "My college doesn't have a squat cage in the gym"
Rip: "I recommend you transfer to one that does"

You really need chalk for unstrapped deads IMO
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2014, 11:04:08 PM »
I don't even know of a gym near the suburbs where I live that would allow chalk.  Ah well, I'll get some new Versas.  I don't like regular straps because it feels like it's squeezing a raw nerve on my right wrist, making my pinky and ring finger go numb for a couple days afterwards.  Must not be using them right.  Versas don't do that to me.

Anyway.  Might as well post this here.  I usually don't think about taking back pictures, but was bored in my hotel room after last night's workout.  Still don't have much width, but I'm seeing progress.  I tried taking lat spread pictures, but I obviously don't know how to do a lat spread.  Or don't have lats to spread.  :o

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 #104 on: March 26, 2014, 07:07:06 AM »
Everything is looking good toby. Looking lean and solid. Can't wait till I can say the same thing. Great job.
Eric


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