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Old 09-19-2007, 07:09 PM   #11
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Military Press - 1X10 120/115
Calf Raises - 2X10 135
Incline DB Press - 2X10 60
Curl bar Standing Curls - 2X10 85
Lat Pulls - 2X10 150
Bent Over Rows - 2X10 115
Shrugs - 2X10 205
Nose Breakers - 2X10 70
Leg Press - 2X10 230

Body weight - 164

Monday's workout was good...but it was kind of all the weight I could push in most of the lifts. I bumped shrugs and leg press up today. We will see Friday if I was unrealistic with my goal setting. I am going to try to move up 5lbs or more in everything. If I don't post Friday, it means I probably died in the gym..and it's been nice knowing you guys. I've put on 10 lbs in less than a month now. I didn't know that was possible...so I'm going to do one of the 5X5 workouts after I finish the HST and cut. I'm very happy with the results thus far. From looking at my journal, does anyone have any advice as to which 5X5 might be best for me?
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:19 AM   #12
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Military Press - 2X10 115
Calf Raises - 2X10 145
Incline DB Press - 2X10 65
Curl bar Standing Curls - 1X7 95, 1X10 85
Lat Pulls - 2X10 150
Shrugs - 2X10 215

Body weight - 162

Morning workout SUCKED. It was abbreviated also. I feel so weak in the morning. Gotta run to work for a little bit. Only real plus was that I went up 5 in incline DB press. I went up in calf raises and shrugs, but that was expected. I will hit legs this evening if I have the time. I would have done better if I had lifted later in the day, but I have to go out of town. Oh well. Next week starts 2X5...that's something to look forward to.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:35 AM   #13
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Arnolds - 2X5 50
Calf Raises - 2X10 135
Flat Bench Press - 2X5 155
Preacher Curls - 2X5 75
Lat Pulls - 2X5 150
Crazy row machine - 2X5 70
DB Shrugs - 2X5 90
Tricep Pulldowns - 2X5 75
Leg Press - 2X5 230

Body weight - 161

It seems like every time I go home for the weekend, my body weight is down at the beginning of the week. I just can't eat when I'm at home... I should be at school for a while now, so that will help. Monday was a super easy workout.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:44 PM   #14
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Arnolds - 2X5 55
Calf Raises - 2X10 145
Flat Bench Press - 2X5 160
Preacher Curls - 2X5 80
Lat Pulls - 2X5 152.5
Crazy row machine - 2X5 75
Shrugs - 2X5 215
Tricep Pulldowns - 2X5 80
Leg Press - 2X5 240

Still easy...blah. Looking forward to Monday. Friday will be a good workout, but Monday might kick my ass. I'm excited to see if I'll move up in everything next Wednesday.

I'm thinking that the HST program isn't the best thing for me. I'm still pretty weak, so it's hard for me to back up 15-20 lbs from my 15, 10, or 5 RM and still get a good workout. In a couple of months from now, it would be great.. I'm still happy with my results. I'm just thinking that maybe I would have been better off doing a 5x5 routine.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:23 PM   #15
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I'm thinking that the HST program isn't the best thing for me. I'm still pretty weak, so it's hard for me to back up 15-20 lbs from my 15, 10, or 5 RM and still get a good workout. In a couple of months from now, it would be great.. I'm still happy with my results. I'm just thinking that maybe I would have been better off doing a 5x5 routine
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Well are you growing? have your arms chest and legs etc gotten bigger? Assuming your diet is in check it would probably be wise to change routines if your not getting bigger and stronger. If it aint happening now why would it suddenly start working?

I would start off with Rips Starting strength routine and eat as much as I could in the process, milk that set up for all its worth and move up from there.When you combine all that heavy squatting and benching with enough food, you should see results immediately.Just my 2 cents hope it helps.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:44 AM   #16
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I'm still growing. I just think I would have grown more if I had done something like the starting strength program. I'm very happy with size and strength gains. It's just that the first week of every 2X- workout is very, very easy. I know that my 1RMs are already up 10+ lbs in every lift. I got one of my friends on the HST program and he is a lot stronger and bigger than me. He busts his ass all the way through it..and I'm not strong enough for the required variance that the program calls for. He always gets a better workout/pump than me in week 1.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:32 PM   #17
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I couldn't make it to the gym Friday or Saturday, so that kind of messed me up. And I've been itching to do a 5x5, so I kind of scrapped the HST.

Monday's workout:
Flat Bench Press - WU, 5X5 165
Squats - WU, 3X10 135, 2X5 205
Row machine that doesn't break my back - 5X5 100
Cable flys - 3X8 100
Tricep pulldowns - 3X8 80
Decline situps - 3X15
Pullups - 1

Body weight - 164

Wtf...I did squats. Today I was able to walk. I'm not even sore. My form was perfect..I wasn't going ass to grass, but I was going parallel. I am more aware of my back today...I can kind of feel the spot where it's injured, but it's not sore. My hamstrings are just a little tight..not at all sore. I'm surprised I'm not walking like a duck. I didn't want to do flys, but I was pressured into it. Overall a good workout.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:29 PM   #18
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Standing shoulder press - 5X5 125
Squats - 5X5 185
Lat pulls - 5X5 180
Cable curls - 5X5 130
Decline situps - 3X15
Hanging leg raises - 3X15

Body weight - 163

Good workout. I'm trying to clean my diet up again. It went to shit for a week or two. Hopefully I'll start gaining mass again. Last night I ordered citrulline malate, creatine monohydrate, beta-alanine, dextrose, and maltodextrin for $80 from NP. It's probably...a 3 month supply. I've been needing a pre-workout drink...and a post-workout drink for that matter. I still have plenty of protein laying around (don't we all).
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:36 PM   #19
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Flat Bench Press - WU, 5X5 165
Squats - WU, 5X5 185, 195, 205, 215, 225
T-bar rows - 5X5 110
Tricep pulldowns - 3X8 85
Decline situps - 3X15
Hanging leg raises - 3X15

Body weight - 165

Just wanted to add comments...I was in a rush to post my workout before the weekend, hence the edit. Bench was easy. I'm stoked about going up 5lbs next week. I know I'll be up 5 more the following week based on Friday's workout. Squats were easier Fri than Wed. My form is perfect right now...I really haven't done squats since I was 16. I'm going to add weight slowly just because I want the form to stay perfect..probably just 5lbs per week. I am going to do a set of rack pulls Monday to see how it goes and if it goes ok, then I'll do that Wednesday. Since I've been working out for a little while now, my lower back has gotten stronger. It hurts less throughout the week and I irritate it less. I would LOVE to do dead lifts. Hopefully I will soon. My diet is much better now. My pre-workout meals and pwo meals have given me so much more energy in the gym. Can't wait for Monday.

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Flat Bench Press - WU, 5X5 170
Squats - WU, 5X5 215
T-bar rows - 5X5 115
Tricep pulldowns - 3X8 80
Hanging leg raises - 3X15

Body weight - 165
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