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RobS 02-09-2008 01:07 PM

hi, i am new to the site, the other day one of my roommates showed me the site and after looking around a little bit i have decided to start a training journal so that i can get some outside feedback and some extra training motivation.

i have trained on and off for the past 7 years, but i have only been training with a powerlifting style for the past 6 months or so. before that i had lifted for football and track in high school and then when i got to college i lifted every now and then, but i had no clear purpose. about six months ago my roommate convinced me to start powerlifting with him (not for any meets, more just to get as strong on the bench squat and deadlift as possible) and i loved it. now that a new semester is starting our schedules dont match so we cant lift together so i am working out on my own.

He showed me the DFST program. i started it last week, liked it, and so i decided to run it and see what i could get out of it. currently i am 6'2 and about 245lbs. my maxes are 295 for bench, 435 for squat, and 495 for deadlift (i just got it on tuesday, i was pumped!!!).

my goals for the end of the semester are: bench 315, squat 455, deadlift 525

today is a saturday and i wont be working out again until monday, so i will just post my workout then and open myself up to some criticism :biglaugh:

btw-sorry for the long first post, but i figured it might be helpful to provide some background information

_Wolf_ 02-09-2008 01:10 PM

what is the dfst program you are on?

RobS 02-09-2008 01:12 PM

the program is posted in the powerlifting section of the forum. i think the original posted was 0311

RobS 02-12-2008 12:00 PM

2/11/08 - Upper Body Workout #1

i am pretty sure that bench press is my weakest lift, and even though i know it isn't a very functional lift it is still the lift that i want to improve in the most
floor press is a lift that i just started doing, i like it a lot, i really feel it in my triceps, but i know i need to work up in weight on it
DB INCLINE BENCH PRESS 3X8-10 - 70x10, 70x10, 70x9
JS ROWS 5X5 - 215x5, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5
this is another lift that i am just starting to do, so i wanted to start with a manageable weight and work my way up on it
BARBELL SHRUGS 3X8-10 - 245x10, 245x10, 245x10
i only do shrugs on weeks when my ME effort on tuesday is not deadlift
FACE PULLS 3X8-10 - 120x10, 120x10, 120x10
Question: is there too much of an overlap between shrugs and face pulls to do them both in the same workout?
SKULL CRUSHERS W/ EZ BAR 3X10-12 - 105x12, 105x12, 105x12
EZ BAR CURLS 4X8-10 - 85x10, 85x10, 85x10, 85x10

overall, i think it was a pretty solid workout, i felt drained by the time i was done, especially my triceps

RobS 02-12-2008 12:10 PM

And now for today's workout:

2/12/08 Lower Body Workout #1

OVERHEAD SQUAT 3X3 - 45x3, 45x3, 45x3
i am just starting to do overhead squats, i have a real hard time getting low and them with stumbling all over the place, but i think they are a good exercise to get the blood flowing a little bit and i'm sure i'll get better at them as time goes on
SQUAT 1RM - 445x1
felt pretty good about this lift, i think i could have gotten more, but oh well, next time i guess. also, while warming up for this my boxers ripped, that was pretty uncomfortable for the rest of my workout
GOODMORNINGS 3X5 - 185x5, 185x5, 185x5
LEG CURLS 4X10-12 - 145x12, 145x12, 145x12, 145x12
by the last set of leg curls my hammys were cramping up pretty bad, i think i need to stretch better
HYPEREXTENSIONS 2X10-12 - 35x12, 35x12
by the time i got to this exercise i was dead, my overall level of conditioning blows
WEIGHTED ABS 6 SETS - i did 3 sets for my obliques and 3 sets for the abs in front ( i dont know what to call them other than abs)

again, good workout, i'm feeling real tired, and i am looking forward to my day off tommorow for sure

HIThopper 02-12-2008 10:27 PM

Holy shit thats some weight on the bar bro, NICE :)

widdoes2504 02-13-2008 05:20 AM

Good work RobS!! Keep it up :weights:

iron_worker 02-13-2008 06:58 AM

Ya man, thats something to be proud of. Solid work.

EricT 02-13-2008 07:27 AM

Good stuff.

Overhead squats are for sure a good warmup. They are also pretty much just awesome in every way :). I started doing them a little while back and I'm still working on perfecting them but it has gotten much better. I've decided, in all humbleness, that they are the best flexibility, core training, etc. thing I've ever done. They humble you fast but they give back a lot fast too.

Pitysister 02-13-2008 02:56 PM

nice work man....those goodmornings would crush me.

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