View Full Version : Drunken student's battle: Bourbon vs Buff Body
05-29-2004, 06:39 PM
Unfortunately, Woodford Reserve is in charge right now... BUT I've been lifting for a solid 5 months now, and seen some nice gains. Except on the friggin bench press - I've changed up my chest routine numerous times.
So I figure this will be a good way to keep myself motivated, whether y'all reply or not :p
37" waist :(
Push Press 95 x 6, 5
Bench Press 125 x 7, 5, 4
Incline DB press 70 x 9, 80 x 6
Dips 7, 5 @ BW
DB Flies 40 x 8, 50 x 5
Seated row 'freeweight' machine 100 x 8, 6, 4
Assisted pullups 2 x 6 (forget what assist level I had)
Negative rep pullups 4
Decline kneeup 2 x 12
Ok... quick question. With dumbbells, does it make more sense to report the total weight, or the weight of each db?
Edited to include total weight of dbs
05-29-2004, 06:45 PM
Oh and here's some :spam:
05-29-2004, 06:49 PM
Good luck with everything! :spam:
With dumbells, list the total weight like you have done already. ie if you Incline Press 80's for 6, list it as 6x80, not 6x160. :)
05-31-2004, 10:08 AM
the devil whiskey will hurt you everytime!
05-31-2004, 04:12 PM
Indeed, clbmike. Yesterday was supposed to be leg day, but alas, I was stuck at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for like 10 hours. Drank 18 beers or so and got sunburned as hell... but at least we got to see 180 laps :)
Incidentally, my calves are sore today - probably from walking 5 or so miles to get to our seats and back from the shuttle dropoff, also standing for the entire 10 hours, and probably from going up and down the stairs so many times to take a piss :D So it wasn't a complete waste...
05-31-2004, 08:52 PM
ahh, go the indy 500! i know when the grand prix is down in australia i put on a few kilo's over that weekend from all the beer and food they serve at those kind of events
06-01-2004, 08:24 PM
DB shoulder press 80 x 6, 6
Dips 7,6 @ BW
CGBP 95 x 20
Rope triceps push 80 x 10, 90 x 8
Assisted CG pullups 8, 6
BB Shrugs 135 x 10, 185 x 8, 135 x 6
RG curls 30 x 10, 40 x 6
Hanging leg raises 6, 5
And walking lunges 80 x 16, 12 to make myself feel better for missing leg day
I must add too that there were NO hot girls at the gym today. Buncha moms and highschooler teenie bops... total sword fight.
06-05-2004, 11:25 PM
Push Press 85 x 8,6
Bench Press 135 x 6,5,4
DB Incline Press 80 x 6, 6
Dips 6, 5, 3 @ BW (I was really weak on these for some reason)
DB Flies 50 x 6, 4
Assisted Pullups 8, 6
Neg pullups reps 4 @ BW
Hanging leg raises
I had surgery on tendons in my left hand last summer, and the lasting problem seems to be a weak left pec. On the DB incline press, I had at LEAST 2 more reps in my right side when my left failed. With dips, I notice the left side working much harder. The funny thing is, my left lower body seems to be stronger than the right, even though i'm right handed....
06-06-2004, 09:26 PM
Ah leg day.... the day I love/hate the most.
Wide grip deads 225 x 6, 245 x 4, 3, 225 x 8 (used normal shoulder-width grip)
Front Squats 155 x 6, 6, 4
SLDL 185 x 8
Leg extensions 110 x 10, 120 x 10
Calf raises on leg press machine 150 x 20, 170 x 20
If anyone cares to reply, I have a question about deadlifts. Why is the first rep so freaking hard? My guess would be because there is no negative preceding it as there is for bench press or squats. But I fail to understand why this makes it so difficult.... For me, the first rep is almost harder than the last rep.
06-06-2004, 10:01 PM
I would think that the first is/can be hardest for a few reasons. First, is that it is easier to continue the movement rather than it is to start it. When you run 40 yards the slowest is the first 10 because you have to "get going" first. Another possible reason, either you could be not going down to the floor all the way, or you could be bouncing it off the ground, which seems to be pretty common. Thats just my 2-cents.
06-06-2004, 11:56 PM
I second the momentum idea. The weight usually does 'bounce' a bit, but I'm not going for speed here - I always allow myself to reset to proper position by which time the weight is dead on the ground ;)
06-08-2004, 07:05 PM
Woohoo... my first injury :( More on that in a moment. But first, today's workout.
Shoulder press 40 x 6, 6, 6 (time for more weight :) )
Dips 8, 7, 4 @ BW
Lying tricep ext 50 x 8
Close grip BP 50 x 20
Assited close grip pullups 8, 6
Neg rep CG pullups 2
Hammer curl 40 x 8, 8
Oh, I figured I'd start adding a little bit about my diet.
Breakfast today was 2 eggs, whole wheat toast, and 1/2 cup oatmeal with 3 strawberries, sliced. After workout snack is can of tuna, tbsp mayonnaise with triscuits to accompany. Going out soon to the local microbrewery, pitchers are $6 on tuesdays! Might hook up some chicken or something there... I'll try to stay healthy :p
About the injury, there is a dull pain in my right pec near where it attaches (I presume) to the sternum area. It's nearer to the top... It happened doing the dips. Friday is chest day, so I'll see how it feels then... will take it easy. If it still hurts then I'll give it a week's rest then re-evaluate.
06-12-2004, 09:53 PM
Yesterday was back day as I skipped chest since it's still hurting
Assisted pullups 8, 6, 6 (not sure about the assist poundages here, I just try to keep moving the pin up every week)
Bent over rows 135 x 8, 155 x 6, 6
Seated row 90 x 20
Incline db curls 40 x 8
Hammer curls 40 x 10
Zottman curls 30 x 6
Wrist curls bar x 20
Reverse wrist curls bar x 5 blah!!
Static holds 200 twice (not sure about the count)
Hanging leg raises 2 x 10
06-13-2004, 08:04 PM
I suppose I should've listed some goals when I made this journal eh? ;) Th egoals are simply to get strong enough to be able to do sets of weighted dips, consecutive sets of pullups (ya, i'm a fatass), and to look good naked, of course. I'd also like ot be able to squat twice my bodyweight and bench my body weight for sets.
Today was leg day.. yay
The deadlifts 255 x 6, 5; 275 x 1 damnit...
Front squats 135 x 6, 155 x 5, 5
SLDL 185 x 6
Walking lunges 80 x 6 (each leg), 90 x 6
Calf raises 180 x 25, 190 x 20
Never tried super heavy deads/low rep like this. I think I could've done another, but I didn't much like it :p I think I will try again in two weeks.
Also, on the second set of 255 on the deads, my grip started to fail a little bit as I felt the weight on my fingertips. I figure it's time to try the mixed grip.... but I'm having a hard time tellng which configuration should be used. It feels natural (I think) to have my dominate hand (right) underhand and the weak hand supine (?) - overhand. Is that the way it should be done?
06-14-2004, 10:03 AM
what's a russian twist?
06-14-2004, 10:55 PM
what's a russian twist?
You can do it seated, or with your legs attached to a situp board. Basically, you hold a weight at arm's length and twist your torso side to side as far as you can.
08-09-2004, 06:00 PM
I'm reviving this b*tch ;)
Friday was a whole body day since I hadn't been in about 2 weeks... this chest injury is still nagging me a bit.
Deads 245 x 10, 7, 6
Assisted pullups 13 x 6, 12 x 5
T-bar row 45 x 6, 6
my biceps were DONE at this point, but i tried to throw a triset in anyway....
lying incline db curls 20 x 6, 4 (failed)
hammer curls 20 x 4 (failed)
zottman curls 15 x 4 (failed again)
Close grip bench 115 x 10, 8
lying extensions 50 x 5 (failed)
one arm rope extensions 30 x 10, 20 x 12
pec deck 70 (i think) x 10, 30 (one armed) x 6
front raises 15s x 8, 20s x 6
lateral raises 15s x 8, 17.5s x 8
squats had to stop after warmups cuz it hurt the ribs :(
And I was done after all that...
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