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Old 04-05-2005, 12:42 PM   #21
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Alright... done. 135 to start was too heavy. I knew it right away. Luckily I had made up another workout with 185 as my max. Yeah yeah I'm a sissy... I know.

I made up a spreadsheet to take with me to write down what I did and it really helps.

Also today I know I could have gone heavier. I made some mid-stream adjustments but didn't push real hard. I don't want injury nor do I want to curl up in the middle of the night like a pillbug screaming.

Squat
Reps/Weight
12 x 85
10 x 85
6 x 120
3 x 145
1 x 165
3 x 6 x 185

185 was the right weight for the three sets of six. Since I completed them I'll put some 5's on for the next workout.

Leg Press
I was way off on this one. I put two 45's on each side and it was just too easy. I adjusted with two more plates for three on a side but even then it was too easy. I'll adjust for next time.
3 x 4 plates
6 x 4 plates
6 x 6 plates

Stiff Leg Deadlifts
Off again. Too light but this is an exercise where I need to keep form so I would hate to go too heavy here.
3 x bar
2 x 6 x 95

Standing Machine Calves
The gym doesn't have one so I used this Nautilus thing that has a belt around the waist. Sucked. After the workout I spotted the smith machine and will use that next time.

3 x stack
2 x 8 x stack

45 leg press calf raises
The leg press was such that you couldn't do calf raises and get a stretch so I substituted seated calf raises. Hope that works as well.
Again too light.
3 x 2 plates
2 x 8 x 2 plates

Overall I got a good workout though not great due to being off on my weights. I felt I probably did as well as my normal workout though before Max-OT. I shall see how I feel tomorrow and the next day.

I sit here drinking my protein shake with a nanner in it.
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Old 04-05-2005, 01:12 PM   #22
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Lets take Bench though. I think right now 225 is my max. Maybe more but not too much. What would you think for that?
Sorry dude, but 225 will be in your future though. This program will definately get you there faster than anything else.
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Old 04-05-2005, 01:21 PM   #23
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I'll get there pretty quick. I think part of the issue may be conditioning. It's more reps then I am used to. Once I get my legs in better shape I'll make some fast gains then taper off to a steady growth.
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Old 04-05-2005, 06:14 PM   #24
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It's 10:13 now and my legs are dead. That's good. My son had a baseball game and since I'm the pitchers and catchers coach I did plenty of squatting and warking up pitchers. That was interesting.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:52 PM   #25
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Today was arms/abs. I had my weights all wrong but I kept track and made notes. I should be closer next time.

I know that Max-OT doesn't give you the typical pump but I really didn't feel as if I had hit the muscles. Right now they are still tight so I know I did something.

Yesterday my leg day was very intense using Max-OT and I expected my legs to be sore. They aren't but they are still a bit "dead". Not sure if that is good or not.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:00 PM   #26
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Today was shoulders/traps.

Again I felt as if I didn't get much of a workout. This is hopefully because my weights were incorrect. They will be more dialed in next time and then hopefully right on.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:39 AM   #27
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Today was chest day and it was awesome. I went up on bench 20lbs. Most of it was me just not being a pansy anymore and putting on the bar what I really thought it should be. I didn't get all my reps on the last set, which tells me I was right on (or real close). That carried over to incline and dumbbell presses, and I went up in all of them.

So at least one day I felt like I achieved. All last week I felt like I hardly got a workout at all.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:56 PM   #28
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I've been very chaotic lately on my meals and workouts. I've gotten the workouts in, but the meals have slacked. I've been working from home for several weeks and when that happens I don't ever stop except for the kid's activities and hanging out with them. Else I can't walk by my home office and not feel like I should be in there.

This Wed. I start working in away from home. This forces a schedule and will greatly benefit me. I'll get up early, take my pre-workout stuff then hit the gym. Shower, post-workout stuff then my first meal. Off to work, etc.
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OK I'm back on the wagon. Monday starts back strict to MAX-OT. While I never slacked off working out (much) with the chaotic schedule I don't think I gave it my best effort.

OFF I GO!!
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Two weeks in a row I've gone up 5lbs on my working weight on bench. My dumbbell weights for shoulders has increased as well. Back isn't increasing in weight but I'm doing it with more feel and better results I think.
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