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Old 05-05-2008, 07:35 PM   #261
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Thanks man. I'm not where I want to be yet (who really is?) but I think I'm on the right track.

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Old 05-05-2008, 07:46 PM   #262
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Monday May 5th/2008

Well I got back from my home town yesterday. I decided it was time for a max test for deads and MP. I got some PRs but yet I was dissapointed. Maybe I expected too much.

Deads
-80kg x 4
-100kg x 2
-120kg x 1
-140kg x 1
-160kg x 0
-150kg x 1 (5kg PR)

I was really hoping for 160kg... I had it off the floor but I felt like my form might suck really bad if I kept going so I put it down. I got 150kg without too much difficultly. I feel like on a good day I shoudl be able to pull 155 or ever 160kg. I think I will revisit this max attempt soon.

BB Military Press
- bar x 5
-85lbs x 3
-105lbs x 1
-125lbs x 1
-145lbs x 0
-140lbs x 1 (5lb PR)

I thought I should definately have 145lbs but I guess not. I just barely squeaked out 140lbs which is a 5lb PR.

Pull-Ups
bw + 25lbs x 4
bw x8,6,5

I think I'm going to start with my bw and build it up to a 3x10 or something and work up from there. I always seem to get stuck around 25lbs with pull ups.

Dips
bw +30lbs 3x10

Just barely squeaked out the last rep. I thought this would go worse because of MP today but I got it which was nice.

Light Front Squats
bar x 5
115lbs 3x5

I was just fricken beat by this point and even this seemed like alot.


Diet

11:30 - chicken breast, with noodles and veggies

1:30 - 1/2 can of chicken in a whole wheat wrap

3:30- single burg

4:30 - workout

6:00 - PWO - 2 scoops gainer

6:30 - PPWO - chicken breast with whole wheat pasta (too close to PWO...couldn't eat it all. The gf had it ready tho so I had to eat it.)

9:30 - 1.5 scoops whey in milk

Not too bad of a diet day considering the amount of groceries left in this house.


Thougths

Well I got a couple PRs which, now that I think about it, is great. I was kinda disapointed today but I think I might revisit this max day soon when I'm feeling a little more energetic. All in all I guess it was a pretty good workout.

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Old 05-06-2008, 03:48 AM   #263
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Don't beat yourself up. You got some new PRs and saw when you started to run out of energy. Next time make sure your rest and diet are where you want them and give it another shot. You will do well.

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Old 05-06-2008, 05:29 AM   #264
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You're doing good.

For what it's worth, on the pullups, you've been sticking to sets of 5 pretty much? If your goal is to break the 25 pound barrier then don't worry about reps as much as weight. Try sets of 3 or even 2. Rest as much as needed to get some good numbers in. You are obviously very good and accomplished at pullups so you can probably work them in advanced ways. Even some clusters or what have you. Once you break through and are using more weight you can always go back down if your goal is to get 5 reps sets at some given weight...which should be easier at that point. Of course, keep doing the bw sets at the end because that helps keep up the endurance but if your primary goal is to go heavy then don't let overvolumising stand in your way.

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:57 PM   #265
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Thanks Widdoes and Eric for the motivation. I'll try what you said about pull ups next time.


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Old 05-07-2008, 08:04 PM   #266
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Wed May 7th/2008

Well I worked all day at my uncle and autie's place that they're reno'ing. I was stiff and sore and not energetic at all so today was not the day for maxes. Oh well, another day.


Squats (heavy)
- bar x 5
- 135lbs x 5
- 185lbs x 3
- 205lbs x 2
- 225lbs x 3
- 235lbs x 3
- 245lbs x 1

Well I was hoping to get up to a heavy set of 3 at 245lbs but I have been running around doing contractor type things all day so I guess that drains a guy more then I realized.

Bench
- bar x 6
-135lbs x 4
-155lbs x 3
-175lbs x 2
-195bs x 1
-215lbs x 0
-185lbs x 7,5

Well I thought maybe I'd try to just hit my old PR of 225lbs and then next time go for a new PR but that didn't work out too well at all. Workin all day sucks.


BB P.Rows
-bar x 6
-30kg x 5
-40kg x 3
-60kg 4x8

I think I might redo 60kg. The last rep of each set didn't feel that solid.


Hanging Leg Raises

bw 3x10

This was pretty tough cause I have a huge blister in the middle of my hand but I kinda had to hang off my fingers.

DB Side Bends
skipped


Diet

11:30am- 1.5 scoops whey, 1 cup oatmeal

1:30 - chicken and whole wheat pasta

3:30- perogies and chicken

5:30 - 2 scoops gainer

7:00 - chicken and whole wheat pasta

7:30 - workout

9:30 - PWO - 2 scoops gainer

Alot of carbs today. I think I needed them though. When I work I get mega hungry.


Thougths

Well it looks like I'm waiting for a more solid day to do maxes. Hopefully that comes soon cause my body needs a reset like crazy.

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Old 05-07-2008, 10:16 PM   #267
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Not to worry about the benches and squats, youll get em next time,Nice deadlifting tho IW good stuff.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:38 AM   #268
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Not to worry about the benches and squats, youll get em next time,Nice deadlifting tho IW good stuff.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:45 AM   #269
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Lifting after working all day is fun... get to do that tomorrow after landscaping for 8 hours. Woo. Nice deads
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:10 PM   #270
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Thanks guys. I think if I did this work all the time it wouldnt' be so bad because your body would be somewhat used to it. I am just doing this for my uncle as he needs to get this house ready to sell so its a big shock to my system.

Anyways, thanks for all the compliments.

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