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Old 04-16-2010, 05:50 AM   #121
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In my last Deadlift workout I wrote out percentages greater than 100% of my max. This is NOT to indicate to people that The Singles Scene prescribes this. I wrote 101% and 105% for myself for me to gauge my own progress. If you want to know how to run the Singles Scene Cycle for yourself, click on the link.

So please, whoever reads this, don't think that this was a max out session or get confused by the 101% and 105%. Those are milestones for me and not part of the cycle.

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Old 04-16-2010, 12:39 PM   #122
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5 plates and then some... That's a huge landmark for you!

Awesome work friend.

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:29 PM   #123
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Thanks a lot, IW
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Back Training
Mesocycle 20 - Week 4

Beginning Thoughts:
Yesterday's workout...
Workout:
BodyWeight Pull-ups:
BW x 15 reps
BW x 11 reps
BW x 11 reps
BW x 9 reps
Total = 46 reps
It's been 3 weeks since I last did these. I beat my previous numbers by 2 reps but I think my goal to reach 50 reps in 4 sets may not happen for a while..

Weighted Pull-ups:
BW + 20 lbs x 2 reps
BW + 30 lbs x 2 reps
BW + 50 lbs x 1 rep
BW + 20 lbs x 4 reps
Total = 9 reps
Tiring....

Cable Rows:
180 lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets

Russian Twists:
25 lbs x 6 reps x 4 sets

Facepulls:
90 lbs x 15 reps
110 lbs x 12 reps
Videos:
BodyWeight Pull-ups, Weighted Pull-ups, Russian Twists and Facepulls:
Overall Impression:
Tiring workout....Doing 2 variations of pull-ups pretty much torched my back.

In other news: I saw Death at a Funeral last night. I haven't seen the British Version but the new movie was pretty funny. I liked it.

Hope everyone's having a good weekend!
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:24 PM   #125
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Squat Training
Mesocycle 20 - Week 4

Beginning Thoughts:
Just got back from the gym. Terrible day in terms of diet. In terms of performance it was stellar.
Workout:
Overhead Squats:
135 lbs x 3 reps
155 lbs x 2 reps
It's been so long since I've done this exercise!! My shoulders are getting adjusted to the lift so I think in a couple of weeks I should be more smooth with the 155-175 range.

Front Squats:
235 lbs x 5 reps
255 lbs x 3 reps
285 lbs x 1 rep
315 lbs x 1 rep
I did remember to bring my video camera this time...I just wanted to see if I could hit 315. Next week onwards I'm gonna work within the 90-100% range for one single and then do doubles in the 80-90% range.

Back Squats:
315 lbs x 2 reps
315 lbs x 2 reps
325 lbs x 1 rep
This lift feels so alien to me....

Anderson Half Front Squats:
325 lbs x 1 rep
325 lbs x 1 rep
I thought this was gonna be easy as pie...Boy was I wrong!

Front Planks with Alternating Raised Arm and Leg:
BW x 60 seconds x 2 sets
Destroyed me. I hate anything timed because it becomes so mundane and 100% of the battle is in the mind and with my ADD I cannot concentrate on nothing for that long!!!!!
Videos:
Four Squat Workout:
Overall Impression:
Very tiring workout...but I am very pleased with the results!

I am gonna do this Four Squat Workout from now on out. I will gradually increase density over the next few weeks but I am going to be running a small cycle for Front Squats too. I won't be hitting 315 for quite a while...

All in all it's been a good weekend. I hope y'all have had fun too. Thanks for reading!
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Deadlift Training
Mesocycle 21 - Week 1

Beginning Thoughts:
Just got back from the gym....I've had a really decent week. Next week is gonna be hell though. LOTS of assignments plus I have a huge 15 page paper due on Tuesday which I have yet to begin.
Workout:
Deadlift Warm-up:
Mobility Drills
135 lbs x 7 reps
245 lbs x 5 reps
295 lbs x 5 reps
345 lbs x 3 reps
385 lbs x 3 reps

Deadlifts:
425 lbs x 3 reps
435 lbs x 2 reps
445 lbs x 2 reps
445 lbs x 1 rep
465 lbs x 2 reps
After last week's Singles Session, I had to do some Quality Volume Training. This basically means you do 1-3 reps per set, start with 85% of your max (in this particular case) and you make small increments in weight while maintaining as much quality as you can. That is why after the 2nd rep with 465 I decided to call it quits.

Pistol Squats:
3 + 3 + 2 = 8 reps
Practice makes perfect and right now I need a LOT of practice.

Weird Ab Exercise:
BW x 7 reps
BW x 6 reps
BW x 7 reps

Hand Extensions:
2 bands x 20 reps x 3 sets
Videos:
Deadlifts, Pistol Squats and Weird Ab Exercise:
Overall Impression:
Looking forward to an enjoyable Friday!!!

I hope everyone's had a good week. Thanks for reading!!!
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Back Training
Mesocycle 21 - Week 1

Beginning Thoughts:
Bad idea to go do this within 24 hours of my Deadlift Training....
Workout:
BodyWeight Pull-ups:
BW x 14 reps
BW x 11 reps
BW x 7 reps
Total = 32 reps
Terrible..

Dumbbell Rows:
120 lbs x 5 reps
120 lbs x 6 reps

Cable Wood Chops:
27.5 lbs x 12 reps
32.5 lbs x 12 reps
37.5 lbs x 12 reps
42.5 lbs x 12 reps
Videos:
Pull-ups and Rows:
Overall Impression:
Time to rest...
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:31 PM   #128
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Squat Training
Mesocycle 21 - Week 1

Beginning Thoughts:
Just got back from the gym...I'm pretty destroyed.
Workout:
Overhead Squats:
115 lbs x 5 reps
135 lbs x 4 reps
145 lbs x 3 reps
155 lbs x 1 rep
I need to work on technique more. For some reason my left arm just doesn't lockout the weight at the grip width I using. I think I'll wear elbow sleeves next time. Weird that my elbows are playing games with me.

Front Squats:
235 lbs x 5 reps
250 lbs x 4 reps
265 lbs x 2 reps
275 lbs x 2 reps
Decent work..

Back Squats:
275 lbs x 5 reps
285 lbs x 4 reps
295 lbs x 2 reps
315 lbs x 2 reps
Some of the reps may not have been "A2G" which is fine with me. I hate back squats but I've found they're useful in improving my Front Squats and vice versa.

Anderson Half Back Squats:
315 lbs x 3 reps
325 lbs x 1 rep
Will increase volume next week..

Russian Twists:
25 lbs x 7 reps
35 lbs x 6 reps
35 lbs x 8 reps
These are kinda difficult and I felt them in my lower abs really hard - not that you can really "isolate" your lower abs.
Videos:
Four Squat Workout:
Overall Impression:
I'm writing a 15 page Intermediate Macroeconomic paper on the current crisis of the PIIGS: Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain. Very interesting...I feel so exhausted though!!!

Diet has been very bad. Graduation is close which means final exams are literally one week away so right now my diet isn't very high up on my priority list. However, I am keeping my protein intake pretty high. Hopefully I will be able to lose some weight over the next few weeks.

My goal in terms of physique is to drop down to the 185-190 range. I doubt it will happen anytime soon but I intend on getting it done by November.

I hope everyone's had a good weekend. I went and saw "The Losers" on Saturday night. Awesome movie. I love movies like that because everyone knows it's a shitty plot: the makers, the audience, the actors, everyone! You just gotta revel in that fact hahaha!!!
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Mesocycle 21 - Week 1

Beginning Thoughts:
I was going to skip training today but decided at the very last minute to stop being a wanker. I have been working on this 15 page Econ report for 2 days now and I wanted to complete it before I hit the gym. I did manage to do that and only after I had proof read the whole report did I decide to leave. But, I had like an hour to lift. So, I modified my training and did a Shoulder Medley. Medley is a fancy way of saying Circuit so I'm gonna use that instead. So....I decided to do Banded OHP, Unilateral OHP and Side Lateral Raises back to back.
Workout:
Banded Overhead Press:
Medley 1 = 135 lbs x 6 reps
Medley 2 = 135 lbs x 5 reps
Medley 3 = 135 lbs x 4 reps
Medley 4 = 155 lbs x 1 rep
The first 3 Medleys were really good. However, the 4th went to shit. My shoulders were fried after the first 3 Medleys...

Unilateral Overhead Press:
Medley 1 = 65 lbs x 3 reps
Medley 2 = 65 lbs x 3 reps
Medley 3 = 65 lbs x 3 reps
Medley 4 = 40 lbs x 10 reps

Side Lateral Raises:
Medley 1 = 12.5 lbs x 10 reps
Medley 2 = 12.5 lbs x 10 reps
Medley 3 = 12.5 lbs x 10 reps
Medley 4 = 7.5 lbs x 10 reps

Facepulls:
80 lbs x 15 reps
90 lbs x 15 reps
90 lbs x 15 reps
100 lbs x 15 reps

Cable Wood Chops:
37.5 lbs x 12 reps x 3 sets
Videos:
All 4 Shoulder Medleys and Facepulls:
Overall Impression:
I weighed myself today. 205 lbs....WTF....eating less than 2000 calories is destroying me...2 weeks ago I weighed in at 195 lbs lol...WTF indeed. Time to start eating right. More food and good quality food.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:14 PM   #130
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Deadlift Training
Mesocycle 21 - Week 2

Beginning Thoughts:
I have a massive exam tomorrow...the first of the last exams I'll ever take at Trinity University...I need to get an A.
Workout:
Deadlift Warm-up:
Mobility Drills
135 lbs x 7 reps
245 lbs x 7 reps
295 lbs x 4 reps
345 lbs x 3 reps
385 lbs x 3 reps

Deadlifts:
425 lbs x 3 reps
435 lbs x 2 reps
445 lbs x 1 reps
455 lbs x 3 reps
465 lbs x 1 rep
475 lbs x 1 rep
Several things went wrong here..Firstly, I have a disgusting habit of biting my calluses and I tore 2 of them off today which lead to my grip sucking on each and every rep (you can actually see my hesitation at the start of quite a few reps and sets). Secondly, I am squatting too much. It's causing my body to be sore for more than 2 days and it is adversely affecting my performance. It won't be an issue once I graduate because then I will be on an 8 day rotation which will enable PLENTY of recovery time. But for now it's becoming hazardous. Lastly, I was way off my groove. Not good.

Pistol Squats:
Skipped

Weird Ab Exercise:
Skipped

Hand Extensions:
2 bands x 20 reps x 3 sets
Videos:
Deadlifts:
Overall Impression:
I hope everyone's had a good week. Thanks for reading!
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