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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #105 on: March 26, 2014, 10:34:09 PM »
Got a decent amount of meat on them bones, so don't sweat the visual amount of lat spread (some of which just may be your genetic design ). Improvement is improvement.  Looking solid.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #106 on: March 31, 2014, 06:26:35 PM »
Wow, it's been a week since I logged a workout, and I've only gotten in one crappy workout since then.   I only got in one visit to the good gym in the small town where I was staying in before the job took over and occupied every last minute of my life last week.

So, back home for a week before the next trip.  I made it to the gym yesterday but I might as well have stayed home.  Lack of sleep + lack of good eating = crappy workout.  I had little strength or will, and was yawning throughout.

Sunday 3/30
It was supposed to be my Workout "B", but it didn't quite go that way.

Deadlifts:
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
lower back was screaming at me so I quit deadlifts at this point.

Bench Press:
45 lb x 20
135 lb x 10
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
135 lb x 12
not the worst bench pressing I've ever done, but far from par.

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Row:
140 lb x 15
140 lb x 15
140 lb x 15

Straight Leg Calf Press on a Machine:
150 x 20
190 x 15
230 x 15
230 x 15

Dumbbell Shrugs:
70's x 15
75's x 15
75's x 15

At least I got out of the house and moved my ass around for an hour.  Tonight there is a work dinner thing I have to go to, so no workout. 

Half hour to kill now, so I'll try to catch up on you other guys' journals.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 06:28:42 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 #107 on: April 02, 2014, 06:48:33 AM »
Workout looking good Toby. Good call on not pushing the DL's. Better safe than sorry.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #108 on: April 03, 2014, 09:43:49 AM »
Another kind of sucky workout yesterday.  Lower back was kind of wonky but not really painful.  I should have known better, but decided to do squats anyway.  I got a teeny bit off balance on my fourth set and slightly tweaked the back when I corrected.  It really didn't feel that bad at the time, but I stopped doing squats and now this morning my lower back is in pain.  It's in the muscle on the side, not in the spine.

Anyway, here we go...

Tuesday 4/1 - Cardio
Short on time, only ran 2.0 miles, 19 minutes.  Couple laps of fast walking too.


Wednesday 4/2 - Workout A, or at least it started out that way
Warm up: about 25 body weight squats, 40 bw lunges, 15 bar only squats.

Squats:
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
That's when I realized things were going south with my lower back.

Standing OHP:
bar only x 20
95 lb x 8
105 lb x 5
115 lb x 5

Switched to Seated OHP due to the lower back:
115 lb x 7
115 lb x 7
115 lb x 6

Machine Flyes / Reverse Flyes Supersets:
100 x 15 / 70 x 12
120 x 10 / 90 x 8
130 x 8 / 100 x 6
140 x 6 / 100 x 5

 That's when I started pouting, took my ball and went home (don't know if that means anything to anyone but me).    :D

 
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 #109 on: April 03, 2014, 11:26:24 AM »
Take your ball. Go home. Get some rest. Assess tomorrow.

If all is well then STFU and stop ya whining.   :P

If not. Stretch, roll, rest, re pre hab.

Then kick ass Toby.

Careful on the back my man.


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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #110 on: April 04, 2014, 09:12:29 AM »
Rolling or using a hard lacrosse/hockey ball should help get any knots out. That's my answer to everything now but it usually works :)

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2014, 11:57:56 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys.  DNG, I was just thinking that I've been sounding whiney in my journal!  Kind of bi-polar, like I have a week or two of amazing workouts and then a week or two of feeling bad and whiney.   No more whining!


Yesterday was supposed to be deadlift day, but I wasn't going to do them, so I sort of winged it through a quick mixed workout.

Thursday 4/3

Lying Leg Curls:
70 x 12
90 x 8
90 x 8
90 x 8

Plate Loaded HS Iso-Lateral High Row:
140 lb x 20
190 lb x 10
210 lb x 8
210 lb x 8
I love the burn in the outer lats from this exercise.

Decline Barbell Bench Press:
135 lb x 12
155 lb x 10
155 lb x 10
155 lb x 10
This exercise feels very awkward to me and makes me a little dizzy, so I use light weight.  I haven't done them in a long time, and today just seemed like the day.

Plate Loaded Seated Calf Raises:
115 lb x 12
115 lb x 12
115 lb x 10
115 lb x 10

Not a heavy session by any means, but felt good.




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 #112 on: April 04, 2014, 07:05:42 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys.  DNG, I was just thinking that I've been sounding whiney in my journal!  Kind of bi-polar, like I have a week or two of amazing workouts and then a week or two of feeling bad and whiney.   No more whining!


Yesterday was supposed to be deadlift day, but I wasn't going to do them, so I sort of winged it through a quick mixed workout.

Thursday 4/3

Lying Leg Curls:
70 x 12
90 x 8
90 x 8
90 x 8

Plate Loaded HS Iso-Lateral High Row:
140 lb x 20
190 lb x 10
210 lb x 8
210 lb x 8

I love the burn in the outer lats from this exercise.

Decline Barbell Bench Press:
135 lb x 12
155 lb x 10
155 lb x 10
155 lb x 10
This exercise feels very awkward to me and makes me a little dizzy, so I use light weight.  I haven't done them in a long time, and today just seemed like the day.

Plate Loaded Seated Calf Raises:
115 lb x 12
115 lb x 12
115 lb x 10
115 lb x 10

Not a heavy session by any means, but felt good.

I don't know what you mean. That looks pretty heavy to me. Nice job again Toby.
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #113 on: April 05, 2014, 09:37:30 AM »
Friday 4/4

Got in a session yesterday. Didn't want to do deads or squats to let my back rest, so I did a good ol' shoulder workout and threw in some light Bando-style tendinitis curls which gave me a little biceps pump.  :D

Dumbbell Lateral Raises, Drop Sets:
25lb, 20, 15, 10, 5, x failure.
Repeat.
Savor the burn!!!

Something new for me; holding a 45 lb plate with both hands and doing front raises:  x10.  Then 35 x 12, 35 x 10.

Several sets of Bando's curls, and some light assisted curls on a preacher machine.

Face Pulls:
70 x 15
80 x 15
80 x 12
80 x 12
(No idea of the actual weight.  Just counted down 7 & 8 plates on the machine stack)

Dumbbell Shrugs:
80's x 12, x 12, x 12

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 #114 on: April 05, 2014, 12:22:26 PM »
Good work!  I did face pulls for the first time ever yesterday.  I'm feeling them today and I didn't even go heavy on them (30/40/50 x 10)

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #115 on: April 06, 2014, 10:00:03 AM »
Good job Toby. I try to do facepulls every shoulder session when time permits. I have no idea of actual weight a one machine says 135lbs and the other one says 65lbs.  :S
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #116 on: April 06, 2014, 11:37:26 AM »
I should really focus more on rear delt work too, it always feels like such a hassle after doing heavy lifts lol.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #117 on: April 07, 2014, 10:59:11 PM »
Stuck in a small town this week, in a Comfort Inn with the worst fitness center ever.  The last few Comfort Inns I stayed in had a Bowflex, which was bad enough, but this one has some awful cable machine that apparently doesn't have enough attachments to do any damn thing on it.   I haven't yet found a local gym to use.

So today's workout was 15 minutes on the hotel treadmill and 125 pushups.  Whoopeeeee!!!
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 #118 on: April 08, 2014, 06:46:27 AM »
Stuck in a small town this week, in a Comfort Inn with the worst fitness center ever.  The last few Comfort Inns I stayed in had a Bowflex, which was bad enough, but this one has some awful cable machine that apparently doesn't have enough attachments to do any damn thing on it.   I haven't yet found a local gym to use.

So today's workout was 15 minutes on the hotel treadmill and 125 pushups.  Whoopeeeee!!!

Sounds a lot like the gym at the hotel I stayed at in New Mexico once. Had some 3 station machine with missing attachments. I managed a short run and a few odd exercises.  :o
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #119 on: April 09, 2014, 07:34:15 PM »
Score!  Found the YMCA in this Kentucky town that I'm stuck in, and it has an awesome gym.  An old school Iron Dungeon type of place with old-ass iron plates, squat racks, every kind of bench, loose wires hanging from the ceiling, fluorescent lights dangling down.  Loved it.  It smelled like sweat and was full of big-ass lean muscular dudes doing ATG squats, deadlifts, bent over rows, OHP...  All stuff I rarely see in my usual cupcake land suburban gym.  There was a separate cleaned-up area with brand new Cybex machines that was like stepping into a different world from that free weights room.  The only problem was that I wasn't feeling very strong when I stepped under the bar, but I muddled through anyway.  I'll hit it again tomorrow.

Wednesday 4/9
I'm totally off of my A/B workout plan for now, just doing a mish-mash of full-body workouts.

Squats:
bar x 15
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
WTF?  My knee is hurting.  It never hurts.
185 lb x 5
Stopped because of the damn knee.

Standing OHP:
bar x 20
95 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 5
105 x 5
95 x 8

Over to the room with the machines:

Machine shoulder press:
90 x 15
90 x 15
110 x 8

Machine Flys:
90 x 15
90 x 15
110 x 8

Back to the free weights room:

Seated Calf Raises:
90 lb x 15
140 lb x 10
140 lb x 10
140 lb x 8
This felt heavier than the one at my home gym.

That's all.  A quick 50 minutes.  I hope to hit some deadlifts tomorrow, and should have more time to kill.  Back to work for now.



PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15