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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #135 on: April 29, 2014, 11:19:00 PM »
Today's workout felt really good.  I still went light on the deadlifts.  I haven't replaced my lost VersaGripps, and I'm sticking with double overhand grip, so the lower weights are working for me for now.

Like yesterday, a fast paced workout, little rest.

Tuesday 3/29 - Workout B, modified

Deadlifts:
135 lb x 10
135 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
225 lb x 5
225 lb x 5
245 lb x 1
255 lb x 1 - PR w/out grips or straps
I was feeling good and kinda wanted to continue with DL's, making that my whole workout.  But then I thought I might regret that tomorrow.

Flat BB Bench Press:
bar only x 25
135 lb x 10
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
215 lb x 3
220 lb x 2
220 lb x 3 - PR
Going for 225x1 on Thursday, maybe?

Seated Calf Raise (plate weight):
115 lb x 12
125 lb x 12
125 lb x 10
125 lb x 10

50 minutes, quick pace, felt pretty darn good.



 
« Last Edit: April 29, 2014, 11:24:47 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 #136 on: April 30, 2014, 06:52:29 AM »
Another good workout. Awesome. Congrats on the PR.
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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 #137 on: April 30, 2014, 06:54:45 AM »
What a change from just a few days ago.  Go from that to achieving two PR's? Heck yeah!

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #138 on: April 30, 2014, 06:56:14 AM »
Damn that bench  :o Strong lifts!

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #139 on: April 30, 2014, 11:13:20 PM »
I'm loving this week.  Three days in a row in the gym, and one more tomorrow.  It reminds me that I can still lift weights, and I can still make some progress even after a lackluster past 5 weeks of few workouts.

The squat racks were occupied today, so I didn't get to do a Workout "A".  My legs are sore from Monday's squats, but I wanted to get in some more leg work anyway, so I did leg presses. 

Wednesday 3/30

Supersets:  Plate loaded leg press / straight leg calf press (same weight on the same machine):
180 lb x 15 / x 20
270 lb x 15 / x 10
360 lb x 12 / x 10
450 lb x 8 / x 5
450 lb x 8 / x 5

Seated BB Overhead Press:
bar only x 20
95 lb x 10
95 lb x 10
95 lb x 10
95 lb x 10
bar only x 20
That was kinda light for seated presses, but I wanted to do some higher rep sets this time.

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Row, plate weights:
140 lb x 15
180 lb x 12
200 lb x 6
220 lb x 5
220 lb x 6

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 #140 on: April 30, 2014, 11:33:22 PM »
I wanted to get in some more leg work anyway, so I did leg presses. 

My legs get bigger with heavy plate mechanisms over traditional squats. just a fact.
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #141 on: May 01, 2014, 06:43:56 AM »
I'm loving this week.  Three days in a row in the gym, and one more tomorrow.  It reminds me that I can still lift weights, and I can still make some progress even after a lackluster past 5 weeks of few workouts.

The squat racks were occupied today, so I didn't get to do a Workout "A".  My legs are sore from Monday's squats, but I wanted to get in some more leg work anyway, so I did leg presses. 

Wednesday 3/30

Supersets:  Plate loaded leg press / straight leg calf press (same weight on the same machine):
180 lb x 15 / x 20
270 lb x 15 / x 10
360 lb x 12 / x 10
450 lb x 8 / x 5
450 lb x 8 / x 5

Seated BB Overhead Press:
bar only x 20
95 lb x 10
95 lb x 10
95 lb x 10
95 lb x 10
bar only x 20
That was kinda light for seated presses, but I wanted to do some higher rep sets this time.

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Row, plate weights:
140 lb x 15
180 lb x 12
200 lb x 6
220 lb x 5
220 lb x 6

Good to see you're back in the swing of things. At first I thought that BB press said DB and I was like, holy shit he's OHP 95 lb DB's. haha


I wanted to get in some more leg work anyway, so I did leg presses. 

My legs get bigger with heavy plate mechanisms over traditional squats. just a fact.

Before I squatted I was doing leg press and working my way up each time to about 550 lbs for reps, yet my legs never seemed to grow. Now that I've been squatting a couple months they have grown very slightly.

Seems I'm blessed with no leg genetics. :feelsbadman:
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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 #142 on: May 01, 2014, 09:56:47 AM »
My legs get bigger with heavy plate mechanisms over traditional squats. just a fact.
Oh, I'm with you on that one.  There has been many a discussion over on bb.com about squats vs. leg press for building size.  I'm going more for the compound/core benefits of squats, although I hate them and suck at them.  I do have more fun and see more results in the quads from pushing heavier weight on the leg press.
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 #143 on: May 05, 2014, 08:47:08 PM »
This week's travels bring me to the capitol of Missouri.  Not such a small town compared to my other recent destinations, but no metropolis by any means.  I found a good, well-equipped commercial gym with $5 day passes.  It's right next to the Y which is new and nice, but they wanted $42 for a week pass.  I hope to get in three workouts this week.

So, today:

Monday, 5/5 - Workout B (sort of...again)

Only one good spot in the gym to do deadlifts, and it was in use, so I had to start with bench press.

Flat BB Bench Press:
2 warm up sets, bar only x 30
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
205 lb x 5
215 lb x 3
225 lb x 1 - PR
225 lb x 1

185 lb x 5
135 lb x 10
I've been itching to hit that 225, so now I've finally done it!

Deadlifts:
135 lb x 10
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
Weak deadlift session.  There was a smelly sweaty guy working out like a madman close to the rack where I was working.  He was leaving pools of sweat on the floor and not wiping the benches he used, which, combined with his odor, made me want to throw up.  So I did quick light sets to move away from that corner of the gym.  I hope he's not there tomorrow.

Lat Pull Downs:
90 x 15
105 x 12
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
First time I've done these in months.









« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 09:10:18 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 #144 on: May 05, 2014, 09:03:26 PM »
Not only did you PR, you did it two times!  Hell yeah!  good job!

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #145 on: May 05, 2014, 10:46:52 PM »
2 plates per side is a solid milestone in your journey. 

Feels good,  don't it!?!

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #146 on: May 05, 2014, 11:06:30 PM »
2 plates per side is a solid milestone in your journey. 

Feels good,  don't it!?!
I actually thought about switching out the plates to make it 2 45's per side so I could honestly say I benched two plates. :D  But since I worked up to it I had 45-25-10-10 per side.

Tomorrow... Squats, OHP and rows if things go as planned at the gym.  Oh yeah, and I turn 50.   :o   
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 11:09:32 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 #147 on: May 06, 2014, 07:38:26 AM »
I actually thought about switching out the plates to make it 2 45's per side so I could honestly say I benched two plates.

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I've totally done this before.  LOL

Really solid progress lately.  Keep working those deads without straps or grips.  You'll be surprised at how quickly your grip will improve that way.
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #148 on: May 06, 2014, 09:01:52 AM »
Happy birthday.  Make it epic  :rocker:

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #149 on: May 06, 2014, 09:05:27 AM »
Congrats on the pr!
Always a feels good.
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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr