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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #510 on: May 29, 2015, 02:01:01 PM »
Rocking them shoulders!
I can see why you had the "burn so good"  :)
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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #511 on: June 02, 2015, 12:17:40 PM »
Last night's leg workout...

Monday June 1 - Legs

Regular Plate-Loaded Leg Press:
180 x 15 x 2 sets
360 x 5
450 x 5
540 x 5
610 x 3
610 x 2
450 x 8

Calf Presses on Leg Press:
(worked in with the above pressses)
180 x 15 x 2 sets
360 x 10
450 x 10 x 2 sets

Lying Leg Curls:
90 x 8 x 5 sets

Seated Calf Raises:
95 x 12
120 x 10
130 x 10



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 #512 on: June 02, 2015, 01:06:25 PM »
NO SQUATS?
impressive calf work
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #513 on: June 03, 2015, 12:01:33 PM »
Aargh, called out by the teenager for not doing squats!   :-[

The thing is...  I just really really hate doing squats.  I know, I know.

Yesterday's chest workout.  Meh, about the same as last week...
Tuesday June 2 - Chest

Flat BB Bench Press:
100 x 15 x 2 sets
185 x 5
205 x 5
215 x 5
220 x 4
225 x 3
135 x 20

FreeMotion Machine Flys:
100 x 10
110 x 10
120 x 10
130 x 8
140 x 8

HS Plate Loaded Incline Press:
90 x 10
140 x 8
140 x 8

That's all I had time for.
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 #514 on: June 03, 2015, 12:20:14 PM »
Make time for squats so you can become Quadzilla.
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #515 on: June 03, 2015, 11:07:57 PM »
I meant to do deadlifts today but my lower back is recovering from one of those unexplained "I was reaching for my toothbrush and threw my back out" kind of things that happened yesterday.  So instead I did a fast-paced, lat-focused, high volume back workout.

Wednesday June 3 - Back

HS Iso Lateral Low Row:
90 x 15 x 2 sets
110 x 12 x 2 sets
130 x 10 x 2 sets

Cable Straight Arm Push Downs
60 x 15 x 2 sets
70 x 12 x 2 sets
80 x 10 x 2 sets
Wow.  Now I really get it.  These ARE a lat exercise.  Really felt it in the upper outer lats.

Dumbbell Shrugs - because the traps are really a back muscle, right?
50 x 20
55 x 18
60 x 15
65 x 15
70 x 12
70 x 12

HS Iso Lateral High Row:
180 x 12 x 6 sets

That was almost a cardio workout.  24 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 Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #516 on: June 04, 2015, 12:03:08 AM »

Cable Straight Arm Push Downs
60 x 15 x 2 sets
70 x 12 x 2 sets
80 x 10 x 2 sets
Wow.  Now I really get it.  These ARE a lat exercise.  Really felt it in the upper outer lats.


mmm as a finisher after heavy pullups, rows, deads these are good, but they're just a finisher. You don't have the leverage to make the lats suffer like you do with rows or pullups.
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #517 on: June 04, 2015, 10:02:12 AM »

mmm as a finisher after heavy pullups, rows, deads these are good, but they're just a finisher. You don't have the leverage to make the lats suffer like you do with rows or pullups.

Yeah, I didn't mean to exaggerate how it felt, but I could definitely feel it esp on those 15 rep sets.  Not saying it burned or anything, but I was surprised this time that I really could feel it in the lats, where previously it didn't even feel like a lat exercise.
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 #518 on: June 07, 2015, 03:20:14 PM »
Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!!

Sunday June 7 - Shoulders

Military OHP:
45 x 15 x 2 sets
95 x 5
95 x 10
100 x 9
105 x 7
105 x 7
115 x 1
120 x 3
125 x 2
135 - fail
135 - fail

Dumbbell Lateral Raises:
20's x 10 x 3 sets

BB plate Front Raises:
35 x 10 x 3 sets

Face Pulls:
90 x 12 x 3 sets


First pool day of the year.  Finally!  I rushed through the workout so I could get out to the pool, only to remember that I hadn't packed swim trunks in my gym bag.  So I wore my shorts and sat out there for about 30 minutes and dangled my feet in the water.
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 #519 on: June 07, 2015, 04:27:46 PM »
Good work.
Maybe less of a jump from 125-->135 would help for the OHP?
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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #520 on: June 08, 2015, 11:29:23 AM »
Yeah I know.  I've done 135 once before, and just thought I'd go for it.  Thanks man.
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 #521 on: June 08, 2015, 12:46:41 PM »
Looks like a solid shoulder day Toby.

Your rep numbers are all over the place. lol  Do you plan reps at all or just get what you can?
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's Journal, 2015 and Beyond.
« Reply #522 on: June 08, 2015, 05:31:37 PM »
Looks like a solid shoulder day Toby.

Your rep numbers are all over the place. lol  Do you plan reps at all or just get what you can?

I'm all over the place on rep counts, which probably isn't a good thing.  Sometimes I just do 5 to 10 reps and try to increase weight with each set, and sometimes I start with a weight that I can do 10 to 15 reps with, then pyramid up:  Increase weight and decrease reps with each set.

But that was a weird shoulder day yesterday.  I just did as much as I could.  Not noted are the failed rep attempts at the end of each set.  I really wanted to tie my PR of 135.  Oh well, next time.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2015, 05:36:13 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 #523 on: June 08, 2015, 11:51:54 PM »
It's been since February that I last set a deadlift PR, so I decided it was time...

Monday June 8 - Deadlifts

Deadlifts:
135 x 10
135 x 10
205 x 5
255 x 5
305 x 5
325 x 1
335 x 1 - PR
340 x 1 - PR

THAT'S ALL!  That's all I did.  No excuses; I just didn't feel like doing anything else after that.

Oh, I remembered (for once) to video my PR...   ;D

Those are my new weight training shoes, which I love.  Perfectly flat and stable, gives a good anchored-to-the-floor feeling.  My gym requires shoes and I don't break the rules!

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« Last Edit: June 09, 2015, 12:01:08 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 #524 on: June 09, 2015, 12:28:19 AM »
Two thumbs up!
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