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Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:35:51 PM »
Welcome to my journal thread!
Stay tuned to see serious progress :)
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 09:36:54 PM »
Lookin' forward to progress!

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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 09:42:35 PM »
ok.

let's see a workout bro ::)
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 10:19:16 PM »
ok.

let's see a workout bro ::)

Starting on a new workout plan currently, SL 5x5. Still warming up to it, since I never hit 1/2 the lifts it involves. I was previously doing BS that's not even worth posting up. Hopefully this thread will keep me accountable!
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 10:32:41 PM »
ok.

let's see a workout bro ::)

Starting on a new workout plan currently, SL 5x5. Still warming up to it, since I never hit 1/2 the lifts it involves. I was previously doing BS that's not even worth posting up. Hopefully this thread will keep me accountable!

My best lifts are the warmups other guys here use. I started with the bar for crying out loud. I think most of us did.

just post up your set point and progress from there Bro
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 10:43:49 PM »
ok.

let's see a workout bro ::)

Starting on a new workout plan currently, SL 5x5. Still warming up to it, since I never hit 1/2 the lifts it involves. I was previously doing BS that's not even worth posting up. Hopefully this thread will keep me accountable!

My best lifts are the warmups other guys here use. I started with the bar for crying out loud. I think most of us did.

just post up your set point and progress from there Bro

Flat bench press: About 90lbs, 3 sets of 10
Squat: 120~ish, 3 sets of 8
Dumbbell curls w/ 25lbs: 3 sets of 10
Dumbbell flys: 10lbs, 3 sets of 10
Lots of misc. pull machine work
120 weighted situps with 25lb plate
Can barely do a single pushup, can't do any pull/chin ups
Planking for 1:30 on front and sides

Haven't hit the other compound lifts correctly, so I can't add them in
As you can see, my workouts were all over the place. I could add much more to my squat, but got scared after getting a hamstring pull. The bench press is the hardest lift for me to make progress on. When I started working out, 20 sit-ups and I was done.

Shall be continued!
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 11:37:27 PM »
lulz, i did log not until after a year
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 07:14:32 AM »
Welcome to journaling. You're off to a good start. You can't go wrong with SL 5x5.

Don't push yourself too far chasing big numbers right away. Work up to where you can complete every set and don't hurt anything.

Most of all - enjoy….
Eric


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

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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 07:33:00 AM »
Giddy up.  8)
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 01:26:51 AM »
Day 1 of SL 5x5:

Squat @ 95lbs, 5 sets of 5, used flat shoes with 5lb plates under heels, my form is improving slowly.

Bench Press @ 65lbs, 5 sets of 5. I failed on the last two reps on the last set, so I waited a minute and completed it. I don't think I can push much more, though.

Barbell Row @ 95lbs, 5 sets of 5. Not sure how my form was, but I need to practice better

Diet has been pretty good today, but getting some protein powder is a priority now. I'm going to be sore tomorrow...
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 08:08:56 PM »


Day 2 :)
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2014, 08:47:23 PM »
90lbs for deadlift?  Start with 135 so its at the correct height.

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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2014, 09:58:51 PM »
90lbs for deadlift?  Start with 135 so its at the correct height.

What do you mean at the correct height? Spacing of the barbell off the ground?
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2014, 10:01:28 PM »
90lbs for deadlift?  Start with 135 so its at the correct height.

What do you mean at the correct height? Spacing of the barbell off the ground?
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2014, 10:05:53 PM »
90lbs for deadlift?  Start with 135 so its at the correct height.

Additionally,  use this time to really get your form solid. On everything.  I didn't really learn how to do a solid OHP until I was struggling and eventually hurt myself.  Omar Isaf has some good YouTube vids to point you in the right direction,  then you can fine tune things later on based on your needs. 

I had a good experience with SL 5x5.  So much so I stuck with full body workouts after stalling out on the original program as written.  Have faith and do it as created and you'll learn more about strength and more importantly, about yourself.