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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #480 on: April 28, 2015, 09:38:11 AM »
Another odd leg workout.  My regular leg press was occupied by a group of 3, so I went to the TechnoGym Leg Press, and I also did leg extensions again, which I rarely do.  I don't plan to make this a regular thing.  There are good things and bad things about the TG machines, but what I really want to do is put lots of plates on the sled and leg press heavy stuff.

The last few times in the gym I started to get the itch to give squats another go.  I'm sure I'll come back around to doing them before too long.

Monday April 27 - Legs

TechnoGym Leg Press:
(kilos converted to pounds)
110 x 15
154 x 15
176 x 12
195 x 5
220 x 5
242 x 5
264 x 5
286 x 5
330 x 5

Seated Calf Raise, plate-loaded:
90 x 15
135 x 5
150 x 5
170 x 5
180 x 5
180 x 5

TechnoGym Leg Extensions:
55 x 15
77 x 10
99 x 5
110 x 5
121 x 5
121 x 5

My hammys were sore from Sunday's DLs and back extensions, so I skipped the leg curls.


« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 09:51:41 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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #481 on: April 29, 2015, 06:57:59 AM »
Looks like you got a good workout in. I hate when I go in expecting to jump on a piece of equipment and it ends up being used, and long term at that.

What made you stop squats in the first place?
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #482 on: April 29, 2015, 09:28:42 AM »
Looks like you got a good workout in. I hate when I go in expecting to jump on a piece of equipment and it ends up being used, and long term at that.

What made you stop squats in the first place?
Squats have never felt good to me... not that they are supposed to feel good. I always seem to have a balancing problem and feel shaky with them, which would eventually lead to me tweaking my lower back in the middle of a rep.  So I would lay off for a while and then start again with 135 lb, and work my way back up to 225-ish, and then it would happen again.  I feel like I should just stick with 135 -185 with them until I get it exactly right, but it's irritating and frustrating to use that light of weight.  Some day I'll be a big boy and do some squats.

Got in a big OHP session last night...

Tuesday April 28 - Shoulders

Military Press:
bar x 20;  bar x 15;  65lb x 10
95 x 10
100 x 9
105 x 6 - fail on 7  :o
115 x 6 - fail on 7
125 lb x 3
135 x 1 - PR :D
65 x 12

Dumbbell Lateral Raises:
25 x 8
22.5 x 10
22.5 x 8
20 x 10
20 x 8

Front Raises with BB Plate:
45 x 8
45 x 6
45 x 6
35 x 10
35 x 10

I gots some sore delts this morning.  Will do face pulls with my back workout tonight.



 
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 09:31:09 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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #483 on: April 29, 2015, 01:56:39 PM »
Looks like you got a good workout in. I hate when I go in expecting to jump on a piece of equipment and it ends up being used, and long term at that.

What made you stop squats in the first place?
Squats have never felt good to me... not that they are supposed to feel good. I always seem to have a balancing problem and feel shaky with them, which would eventually lead to me tweaking my lower back in the middle of a rep.  So I would lay off for a while and then start again with 135 lb, and work my way back up to 225-ish, and then it would happen again.  I feel like I should just stick with 135 -185 with them until I get it exactly right, but it's irritating and frustrating to use that light of weight.  Some day I'll be a big boy and do some squats.

Got in a big OHP session last night...

Tuesday April 28 - Shoulders

Military Press:
bar x 20;  bar x 15;  65lb x 10
95 x 10
100 x 9
105 x 6 - fail on 7  :o
115 x 6 - fail on 7
125 lb x 3
135 x 1 - PR :D
65 x 12

Dumbbell Lateral Raises:
25 x 8
22.5 x 10
22.5 x 8
20 x 10
20 x 8

Front Raises with BB Plate:
45 x 8
45 x 6
45 x 6
35 x 10
35 x 10

I gots some sore delts this morning.  Will do face pulls with my back workout tonight.



 

Congrats on the PR. :)

Squats have never been my friend either. I've only managed 255 for a max and felt really strained. I know that the leg press doesn't directly coorelate to squats but doing 600 on a leg press feels like it works my legs a lot harder than 185 squats. :dunno:
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #484 on: April 29, 2015, 02:17:36 PM »
Squats have never been my friend either. I've only managed 255 for a max and felt really strained. I know that the leg press doesn't directly coorelate to squats but doing 600 on a leg press feels like it works my legs a lot harder than 185 squats. :dunno:

It sure does, but of course squats have the whole-body compound benefits whereas leg presses are mainly quads.  Dang, now I have to get up to 600 on the leg press to keep up with you.  I've only done up to 560 so far.
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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #485 on: April 29, 2015, 02:45:31 PM »
Squats have never been my friend either. I've only managed 255 for a max and felt really strained. I know that the leg press doesn't directly coorelate to squats but doing 600 on a leg press feels like it works my legs a lot harder than 185 squats. :dunno:

It sure does, but of course squats have the whole-body compound benefits whereas leg presses are mainly quads.  Dang, now I have to get up to 600 on the leg press to keep up with you.  I've only done up to 560 so far.

Yea, I get the whole body benefits from squats but I just hate them. Eventually I'll just suck it up and do them. Of course, right now I can't do any leg work anyway.

The 600 was the most I've done in many years. I think at one point years ago I worked up to 650 or so but then I quit working out for like 15 years.

I was expecting to do 600 for a single but ended up with 5. Felt good. :)
Eric


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

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #486 on: April 30, 2015, 11:16:20 AM »
It was back day at the gym, not just for me but for everyone else.

Wednesday April 29 - Back

HS Iso Lateral Low Row:
90 x 15
90 x 15
140 x 10
160 x 8
180 x 6 x 3 sets

While waiting on the HS High Row I went over to the TechnoGym Lat Pull Down and did a couple of light sets.
Then my station opened up...

HS Iso Lateral High Row:
180 x 10
200 x 10
220 x 8
230 x 7
250 x 5

Cable Straight Arm Push Down:
80 x 12
90 x 10 x 3 sets

And since I didn't do rear delts on shoulder day...
Rope Face Pulls:
80 x 15
90 x 12
100 x 10 x 2 sets

At a full hour, that workout took longer than it should have.  I really like my gym, but dang it's been crowded lately.  This year's resolutioners haven't gone away.

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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #487 on: May 02, 2015, 03:27:13 PM »
Big bench press day yesterday.

Friday May 1 - Chest

Bench Press:
bar x 40, and x 20
135 x 10
205 x 5
205 x 8
225 x 3
230 x 2
235 x 2 - PR
240 x 1 - PR
135 x 20

BB Pullovers:
(lying flat w/pre-loaded bb)
80 x 12 x 4 sets

Svend Press:
(I saw this in Sakustom's journal and Googled it, and tried it)
Two 5 lb plates x 15 x 2 sets
Three 5 lb plates (one sandwiched between) x 15 x 1 set
Two 5 lb plates x 30

Cool!  I liked the Svend Press.  It contributed to a good pump for this workout.

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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #488 on: May 04, 2015, 10:40:58 AM »
Sunday May 3 - Legs

Leg Press:
180 x 15
270 x 10
360 x 10
450 x 5
500 x 5
550 x 5
600 x 2 - PR
600 x 2

360 x 5
270 x 8

Calf Presses on Leg Press:
450 x 12
450 x 10
360 x 12
360 x 10
270 x 18
270 x 15

Lying Leg Curls:
90 x 8 x 5 sets


Usually I don't feel DOMS after a leg press session, but this one finally did it.  Really feeling it this morning.

It was a good week!  PRs set on OHP, BP, and Leg Press.  This week I plan to go lighter with higher volume, and then I'll be on vacation next week.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2015, 10:48:40 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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #489 on: May 04, 2015, 10:19:56 PM »
A little lighter this week, with higher reps...

Monday May 4 - Shoulders

Seated BB OHP:
bar x 15 x 2 sets
95 x 10 x 5 sets

Cable/Rope Face Pulls:
90 x 12 x 5 sets

DB Lateral Raises:
17.5's x 12
15's x 12 x 2 sets
12.5's x 12 x 2 sets

Front Raises with 35 lb plate:
10 reps x 3 sets

Shrugs holding 45 lb plates:
15 reps x 3 sets
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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #490 on: May 04, 2015, 11:06:40 PM »
Those front raises are killers hahaha
EVERYTHING you put in your body matters IF you want to reach your maximum potential.

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #491 on: May 05, 2015, 11:14:00 PM »
 A quick one today...

Tuesday May 5 - Back

Deadlifts:
135 x 10
205 x 5
255 x 5
275 x 5
285 x 5
255 x 5

HS Iso Lateral High Rows:
180 x 10 x 5 sets

That's all I had time for.  Chest tomorrow.
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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #492 on: May 07, 2015, 10:03:53 AM »
51st Birthday Workout, continuing with high reps this week.  Sort of.

Wednesday May 6 - Chest

Decline BB Bench Press:
bar x 25 x 2 sets
135 x 10
135 x 12
185 x 8
185 x 7
185 x 6

Flys on FreeMotion Machine:
100 x 15 x 5 sets

Incline BB Bench Press:
135 x 10 x 5 sets

BB Pullovers, lying flat:
70 x 15 x 5 sets

Good long workout, 20 sets, 65 minutes.

On my 51st birthday I'm not quite as lean as before, plus the pic isn't in sharp focus, but here it is.



It's amazing what 5 added pounds can do.  172 or 173 pounds most days for the past couple months:
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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #493 on: May 08, 2015, 05:49:09 PM »
Yesterday was a light leg day.  Still had a bit of soreness from last Sunday's heavy leg day.

Thursday May 7 - Legs

Leg Press:
90 x 15
180 x 15
270 x 12
360 x 10 x 4 sets
270 x 12

Calf Presses on Leg Press:
360 x 12 x 4 sets
270 x 15

Lower Back Extensions for the Hammies:
BW x 10
+10lb x 10
+25lb x 8
+10lb x 10
BW x 10

That's it for a while.  Flying to Florida tomorrow.  Is it too late to do a cut for my beach vacation? 
« Last Edit: May 08, 2015, 05:51:56 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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #494 on: May 08, 2015, 06:09:54 PM »
I skipped hammies altogether for today.
Good volume on the leg press.

I'll be in Florida the following week but for work  :(   and the days will be long with outside inspectors there
Eric

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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr