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Maddog
06-07-2004, 05:52 PM
Chest. Monday June 7

Dumbbell Press: 120x8,130x6,130x7
Incline Bench: 225x10,255x7,275x6

Haven't been arround in a long, long time. For those who were wondering, I've been battling injuries for the past two years but I've kept training, just haven't kept the journal up to date.

So I'm starting a new journal. Glad to be back.

First week back to flat dumbbells and incline barbell. Didn't go too bad. Would like to get DB's up to 140's in a couple of weeks and incline bench to 295.

Alke
06-07-2004, 06:05 PM
hey, awesome effort man

what kind of injuries? or is that not something you dont want to go over (it CAN be tiresome beating a dead horse)

Anthony
06-07-2004, 06:11 PM
Nice work, cuz! :D

Maddog
06-07-2004, 07:11 PM
I've dealt with the following injuries:

Severe inflamation in both elbows twice. First time I had stopped all upper body training for 10 months.

L6 disc slipped twice. Almost a year apart to the day.

Sprained wrist.

Two muscle puuls in my left shoulder.

beastin v6
06-07-2004, 07:40 PM
Ouch. Question, were these injuries due from lifting? Are you still in pain? Had surgeries?

Maddog
06-07-2004, 08:03 PM
I don't do any french presses, extensions or pushdowns for triceps. This will aggrevate my elbows. I will prolly have this for life :bang:

Everything else is great. Chiropractor fixed my back. Shoulder and wirst got better on their own.

The elbows, back and shoulder were training related. Elbows and back could have been prevented but the shoulder was out of the blue.

Franco
06-08-2004, 02:43 AM
Welcome back dog

Maddog
06-08-2004, 06:04 PM
Back. Tuesday June 8

Wide Grip Pullup: BWx8,BWx8,BW+10x6
Spider Row: 200x10,225x7,245x5
Close Grip Pullup: BW+10x10,BW+20x7,BW+30x5

Good workout and good progress from last week.

Maddog
06-09-2004, 07:14 PM
Legs. Wednesday June 9

Front Squats: 295x8,315x5,315x4,395x1
Leg Extensions: 255x13,255x12,255x12
Standing Leg Curl: 90x11,100x8,110x5
Calf Raise on leg press: 580x10,670x10
Seated Calf Raise: 210x9,230x7,250x4

Got 10 more pounds for a single on front squat. Coming close to my PB. Increase in curls and calf raise. Tried calves on the leg press and it wasn't very good. The leg press has seen better days and the foam in the back of the seat is worn out and i feels like its bare steel so I got off that.

Looking to pass 405 for a single on front squats and improve my working sets in the next few weeks.

Leprechaun
06-09-2004, 07:31 PM
Holy ****...welcome back Maddog.

Alke
06-09-2004, 08:15 PM
impressive leg day man, that some effort there! I never done fropnt squats, I am still beefing up the normal ones and ATF

what is a spider row?

Maddog
06-10-2004, 06:17 AM
Spider Row is a plate loaded machine similar to a T-bar but with a pad that you lie on.

http://strength-systems.com/items.php?deptid=18&styleid=219

Anthony
06-10-2004, 06:33 AM
Congrats on the 395! That's some damn nice lifting. I guess my tbar row is actually a spider row ... but spider row sounds ******ed so I will continue calling it a tbar row. :D

Maddog
06-11-2004, 06:37 PM
Shoulders. Friday June 11

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 95x11,110x8,120x6
Lateral Raise: 50x11,55x8,60x8
Front Raise: 45x10,50x6,50x6
Barbell Shrug: 225x12,315x8,345x6

Got my creatine today.

Great workout. Been back training shoulders for 3 weeks and I'm already back to my PB for press (that was done a couple of years ago). Might be able to get the 130's soon. Haven't done BB shrugs in awhile so I was just getting a feel for them this week.

Thanks An-Tony :french: . When I go for a front squat PB i might put a video here.

Anthony
06-11-2004, 06:43 PM
Awesome shoulder work. 120's x 6, that's just crazy. Won't help much during GPP, though. :D

Alke
06-11-2004, 06:56 PM
Damn nice work, 120's = now THERE is some insane pressing.......awesome effort!

how do you do side lateral raises? I do them with my legs shoulder width, but I see some people do them with feet together......

Maddog
06-12-2004, 06:53 AM
Awesome shoulder work. 120's x 6, that's just crazy. Won't help much during GPP, though. :D
Oh yes it will. I'll throw your sand bags into the river.

Alke, I do them with my feet together and my knees out abit.

Maddog
06-12-2004, 08:11 AM
Arms. Saturday June 12

Hammer Curls: 55x10,60x10,70x5
Spider Curls: 45x10,50x9/8,55x6/5
Close Grip Bench: 215x10,235x8,255x4

Back to hammer curls and spider curls. Just seeing what I'm going to be using, forgot my book. 1 rep shy of matching my PB on close grips.

Maddog
06-14-2004, 07:04 PM
Chest. Monday June 14

Dumbbell press: 120x11,130x8,140x6
Incline Bench: 245x10,265x7,285,4

Made some great progress tonight. Hoping to reach 315 on incline bench soon.

Side note: There was a forest fire about 6-7 miles form my place. The water bombers were filling up at the head pond and then they would circle around and I could see them right out the gym window. They looked no more than a few hundred feet off the ground.

Anthony
06-15-2004, 05:24 AM
Sweet benching!! How high to the dumbbells go at your gym?

Maddog
06-15-2004, 08:07 AM
I'm at the end. The owner said he'd get 150's when I need them so I better start making mad progress.

Maddog
06-15-2004, 05:56 PM
back. Tuesday June 15

Wide Grip Pullup: BWx8,BWx8,BWx5
Spider Row: 200x12,225x8,250x5
Close Grip Pullup: BW+10x10,BW+20x9,BW+40x3

Last set of close grip was too heavy. Wide grips weren't great. I can't get any progress on it.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Coke
06-16-2004, 05:18 AM
...doing some impressive work - glad to see someone of your caliber make a return!

vox
06-16-2004, 07:32 AM
Good work on the bench, glad to see you getting back to what you used to be lifting. Nice incline bench especially where you just got done with the 140's. Keep upt the work and get to those 150's.

Still won't help when we make you puke with GPP.

Maddog
06-16-2004, 07:09 PM
Legs. Wednesday June16

Front Squats: 295x9,315x6,335x4,405x0-missed
Leg Extension: 255x13,255x12,255x10
Standing Leg Curl: 90x12,110x7,120x5
Seated Calf Raise: 210x10,230x8,250x6

Good front squats. Went for 405 and missed it. First time I missed a max attempt. Seated calf raise felt light tonight.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
06-17-2004, 10:41 AM
Madchihuahua, bummer about the 405, but you're getting close! Next attempt!!

vox
06-17-2004, 05:21 PM
I am surprised and not surprised you went for 405lbs already. Didn't you just start doing squats again?

Maddog
06-17-2004, 06:05 PM
Yes

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
06-20-2004, 07:59 AM
Shoulders. Friday June 18

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 100x10,110x8,120x6
Lateral Raise: 55x10,60x8,65x5
Front Raise: 45x10,50x8,55x5
Barbell Shrugs: 325x10,345x8,365x5

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
06-20-2004, 08:01 AM
Arms. Saturday June 19

Hammer Curls: 60x10,65x8,70x6
Spider Curls: 45x10,50x10,60x7/6
Close Grip Bench: 215x11,245x8,265x3

:bang: Maddog :bang:

skyjumper
06-20-2004, 08:48 AM
Shoulders. Friday June 18

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 100x10,110x8,120x6
Lateral Raise: 55x10,60x8,65x5
Front Raise: 45x10,50x8,55x5
Barbell Shrugs: 325x10,345x8,365x5

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Heavy stuff. Any problem getting those 120 lb dumbells into postion for overhead presses? Are you seated or standing?

Maddog
06-20-2004, 09:29 AM
Yeah they are tough to get started. I actually had trouble this week with the 110's. I missed getting the left side up and struggled to get started.

I do seated presses.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
06-21-2004, 05:11 PM
Chest. Monday June 21

Dumbbell Press: 120x12,130x10,140x7
Incline Bench: 245x10,265x7,285x5

Man, I've never been stronger on db presses as I was this week. Incline didn't get the same progress but I did get an extra rep on the last set.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

vox
06-22-2004, 03:26 AM
Nice work, you got an extra rep on both dumbell and incline bench :thumbup:

Tell the gym to start ordering some new dumbells.

Maddog
06-24-2004, 04:17 PM
Back. Wednesday June 23

Wide Grip Pullups: BWx9,BW+10x7,BW+20x6
Spider Row: 225x10,250x7,270x4
Close Grip Pullups: BW+20x10,BW+30x7,BW+40x5

Going to cut the weight back on the Spider Row. It was abit too heavy. I will prolly start at 225 and increase by 15lbs.

Not training legs this week. Had to go to the chiropractor. I tweeked my back abit last week during squats. :bang:

:bang: Maddog :bang:

vox
06-27-2004, 09:10 AM
Just wondering how your back is doing, did the session help any? Have you been taking some time off, or just not posting?

Maddog
06-28-2004, 09:15 AM
Shoulders. Friday June 25

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 100x10,110x4
Lateral Raise: 55x12,65x6,65x6
Front Raise: 45x10,50x8,55x6/5
Barbell Shrugs: 325x12,355x9,375X6

The first set of shoulder press was good but after that I was just exhausted so I called it quits for shoulder press.

Chiropractor went well and I think I'll be doing legs agin this week.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
06-28-2004, 09:25 AM
Arms. Saturday June 26

Hammer Curls: 60x11,70x8,75x5
Spider Curls: 50x11,60x8/7(1),65x4
Close Grip Bench: 225x11,245x8,265x4

Bumped up the weight on hammers and spiders. That was nice after yesterday's workout.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
06-28-2004, 03:43 PM
Nice work. Cry me a river about the 110's on shoulder press. :D What are your plans for legs this week?

Maddog
06-29-2004, 05:12 AM
Chest. Monday June 28

Dumbbell Press: 130x10,140x8,140x7
Incline Bench: 245x11,275x7,295x5

Still moving up. I've never been this strong on these exercises. I could have had 9 reps second set. I will try for that next week.

An-Tron, I plan on doing the same routine but may lighten up on the weight for front squats. I feel great right now and I will be going to the chiropractor again Tuesday night.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
07-05-2004, 06:22 AM
Nice pressing. Did you train legs?

Maddog
07-05-2004, 09:59 AM
Back. Tuesday June 29

Wide Grip Pullup: BWx9,BW+10x7,BW+20x5
Spider Row: 225x10,245x7,265x5
Close Grip Pullup: BW+20x10,BW+30x7,BW+40x5

Anthony, I didn't do legs because my lower back muscles were still tender from the chiropractor session.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
07-05-2004, 10:11 AM
That's good to hear. Gives me an extra week to catch up. ;) Nice work on the pullups ... pretty crazy someone your size adds weight to the belt!!

Maddog
07-05-2004, 10:13 AM
Shoulders. Friday July 2

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 100x11,110x8,120x5
Lateral Raise: 60x9,65x6,65x6
Barbell Shrugs: 355x10,375x7,395x5

Db shoulder press back to normal.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-05-2004, 10:17 AM
Arms. Saturday July 3

Hammer Curls: 65x10,70x8/7,75x5
Spider Curls: 55x11/10,60x8/7,65x5/3
Close Grip Bench: 235x10,255x7,285x2

Set my final set of close grips to 285 for an even 3 pps on the easy bar.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Coke
07-05-2004, 11:38 AM
...you have got to be large and in charge judging from your work - nice stuff in here.

Maddog
07-05-2004, 08:12 PM
Chest. Monday July 5

Dumbbell Press: 130x10,140x7,140x6
Incline Bench: 255x10,275x7,295x4,315x1

Thanx Cocoa.

Energy level wasn't great. Went for a 2 hour bike ride with the brother-in-law. What a dumb idea. Well my mountain bike is just a tangled ball of metal now in my backyard. :bang:

I went for 3 pps for incline bench and got it. I've been talking to An-tron about some things on benching like keeping my lats tight and bringing my shoulder blades together and it work well on the 315 attempt on incline.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

vox
07-06-2004, 06:33 AM
lol@tangled all of metal.

Anthony
07-06-2004, 06:38 AM
Where did you mangle your bike? A friend of mine tore his leg up pretty bad when we went out by the dam (the old resevoir?). Nice work on the incline, foo!! Now GTFOMB!!

Maddog
07-06-2004, 09:24 AM
I mangled my bike in the backyard with my bare hands. Thats what it gets for wasting my energy and f@#$ing up my workout.

An-Tron, no one tells me to GTFOMB!!

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-06-2004, 06:05 PM
Back. Tuesday July 6

Lat Pulldown(Supinated): 270x6,270x6,270x6
Spider Row: 225x10,245x7,265x4
Close Grip Pullup: BW+20x10,BW+30x7,BW+40x4

Dropped lat pullups this week. They've been bothering my biceps and forearms to the point where the pain is abit too much. The lat pulldown felt good and corellated well with the pullups as far as weight goes. Spider rows were for sh!t, not happy about those. By the time I got to close grip pullups I was dead. I will be dropping spider rows next week for incline dumbbell rows. I have been doing spider rows for awhile so time for a change.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-07-2004, 05:53 PM
Legs. Wednesday July 7

Front Squat: 135x12,185x12,225x10,245x10
Leg Extension: 255x12,255x11,255x11
Standing Leg Curl: 100x10,110x7,120x5
Seated Calf Raise: 210x11,230x8,250x5

First week back to legs since going back to the chiropractor. Just took it easy and used a belt on front squats. Supersetted leg extensions and leg curls for time.

So far so good.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
07-09-2004, 09:47 AM
Good to hear the back is doing well. How are those donuts? :D

Maddog
07-09-2004, 10:19 AM
They were great and I still have some left. I think I'm going to take the Maki Challenge next week, front squats though, shooting for 20. How about you?

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-12-2004, 05:01 PM
Shoulders. Saturday July 10

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 100x11,110x8,120x5
Lateral Raise: 60x9,65x6,65x6
Barbell Shrugs: 355x11,375x9,395x6

Missed friday night to go watch Spiderman 2. JJJ RULES!
I won't be training arms this week because of the Maki Challenge on wednesday, if I were to do arms that would be 3 straight days before legs.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-12-2004, 05:03 PM
Chest. Monday July 12

Dumbbell Press: 130x10,140x8,140x6
Incline bench: 255x10,275x7,295x4,315x2!

Went for 315 again this week and got 2! Last set of dumbbell press was a bit tough. Two more weeks and I'll be switching to flat bench and incline dumbbells.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
07-12-2004, 05:15 PM
Incline is getting strong! Gotta love low volume workouts!

vox
07-13-2004, 09:47 AM
Nice PRESSIN" DIELSEL!! :thumbup:

Maddog
07-13-2004, 05:15 PM
Back. Tuesday July 13

Lat Pulldown(sipunated): 240x10,255x8,270x6
Incline Bench Dumbbell Row: 100x10,110x9,120x6
Close Grip Pullups: BW+20x10,BW+30x4

Close grip pullups sucked :mad:. I am switching to close grip pulldowns next week, I've been doing the pullups for awhile now so its time to change. The bench rows felt awesome, good squeeze and extension.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
07-13-2004, 06:38 PM
Good luck on the squat challenge tomorrow! :D

Maddog
07-13-2004, 06:44 PM
Oh I think I have a quad torn right off so I can't do it this week but I'm sure I can get 80 reps. Yeah I'll just post that.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-14-2004, 06:11 PM
Legs. Wednesday July 14

Front Squats (Maki Challenge): 245x18
Leg Extension: 255x13,255x12,255x11
Standing Leg Curls: 100x11,110x8/7,120x5
Seated Calf Raise: 220x10,240x7,260x4
Standing Calf Raise: BWx30,BWx30,BWx30

Did the Maki challenge and got 18 reps. Not bad, I was shooting for 20. Got hard to breathe at the end. Supersetted extensions with curls and seated with standing. Threw in the standing as an experiment.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

vox
07-15-2004, 08:43 AM
Nice work on the Maki Challenge, only 2 shy of your goal, not bad. :thumbup:

Maddog
07-16-2004, 07:28 PM
Shoulders. Friday July 16

Seated Military Press: 225x5,225x7,225x8
Lateral Raise: 60x10,65x8,70x5
Barbell Shrugs: 365x10,385x8,405x5

Switched to seated military press this week. First time I ever did this so I was kind of checking out what I could do for weight. Not bad, I think I can get the 225 for 10 for set 1 next week. Lateral raises are getting strong and good form.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-27-2004, 04:49 PM
Arms. Saturday July 17

Hammer Curls: 65x10,70x8,75x5/4
Spider Curls: 55x10,60x8/7
Close Grip Bench: 245x8,265x4

Was pressed for time and cut out a set of spiders and close grips. I will be taking this week off and will be back on Friday for shoulders.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-27-2004, 04:51 PM
Shoulders. Saturday July 24

Seated Barbell Press: 225x8,225x7,245x3
Lateral Raise: 60x10,65x7,70x5

Dropped shrugs this week.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-27-2004, 04:54 PM
Chest. Monday July 26

Bench Press: 315x9,335x5,335x4
Incline Dumbbell Press: 110x10,120x7,130x5

Started bench press again. Not a bad first set for first week back but not happy with the next 2 sets. Was hoping to get to 355. Next week. Very happy with the incline dumbbells.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
07-27-2004, 05:08 PM
Back. Tuesday July 27

Lat Pulldown(supinated): 240x10,255x9,275x5
Incline Dumbbell Row: 110x10,120x7,130x5
Close Grip Pulldown: 240x8,240x7,240x7

I wasn't comfortable with the close grip pulldown. That handle used to be good but now seems really narrow.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
07-27-2004, 06:11 PM
I'm looking forward to see how your bench does in the coming weeks!

Alke
07-28-2004, 07:23 AM
nice work, 225 on millies = thats gotta be an awesome feeling!



I wasn't comfortable with the close grip pulldown. That handle used to be good but now seems really narrow


maybe you just got wider?

vox
07-28-2004, 09:17 AM
Nice work Doggie!! I think AnTron and I should come down to scream at you when you go for your 405lbs!!

Maddog
07-29-2004, 05:21 AM
Legs. Wednesday July 28

Front Squats: 275x10,295x7,315x5
Leg Extensions: 275x10,285x10,305x6
Standing Leg Curls: 100x10,110x8,120x4
Seated Calf Raise: 220x8

First week back to going heavier since my latest back problem. Started wearing a belt for front squats. I'm happy with the effort. Stopped short on calf raises. Got a wicked cramp and it wouldn't go away.

Alke, I think that could be the problem. Its the bottom of the rep that feels awkward, like my arms don't have the room to come down further to my sides.

Branton, you come to Moncton? I'd have to see it to believe it ;). If you do bring AnTron along.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
07-29-2004, 05:31 AM
Where do you train in Moncton? Curves? ;)


Nice squatting!!

Maddog
08-03-2004, 05:03 PM
Chest. Tuesday Aug 3

Bench Press challenge: 245x19
Bench Press: 315x9,335x5,335x4,365x1,385x1
Incline Dumbbell Press: 110x10,120x8,130x5

I did the bench challenge and got 245 for 19 reps. Not bad, thought I could get 25 before I tried. I went ahead and tried my normal workout after that and was surprised I was able to get some decent results. Went for a single at 365 with no problem at all. Tried 385 and the same thing. Next week I'll try to becnh my PR of 405 then maybe do one more single at 415 if all goes well with 405.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Alke
08-04-2004, 08:25 AM
OOF! nice work, good luck with 415+

how tall are you?

Maddog
08-04-2004, 08:59 AM
Thanks Alke, I'm 5'-9"

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Anthony
08-04-2004, 09:01 AM
5'9 with his shoes on! ;) Nice work on the bench, you'll hit 415 easily.

Maddog
08-08-2004, 06:57 PM
Shoulders, Saturday Aug 7

Seated Barbell Press: 225x8,225x7,245x5
Lateral Raise: 60x10,65x9,70x5
Barbell Shrugs: 365x10,385x8,405x5

Took a couple of days off this week, been tired. I think its the hot weather, we haven't had much of a summer till the past 2 weeks.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

Maddog
08-08-2004, 06:59 PM
Arms. Sunday Aug 8

Hammer Curls: 65x9/8,65x8,70x5
Preacher Curls: 115x10,125x6,125x5
Close Grip Bench: 245x9,265x4

Dropped the spiders curls for preacher curls. The spider curls have been bothering me abit lately.

:bang: Maddog :bang:

vox
08-17-2004, 09:15 AM
Are you still training for are you taking a break to let me catch up?
Nice work on the bench:thumbup:

Ğragons
08-17-2004, 09:20 AM
Maddog, is that your arm in the avatar?

ericg
08-17-2004, 11:07 AM
Dam man. You are strong!! Nice work bro :thumbup: