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uw-lifter96
01-29-2007, 01:31 PM
this is my first journal, welcome my life of uncapitalized letters and few apostrophes.

background:
for about 6 months i lifted on and off (typical curl jockey, bench press and arms twice a week). slowly, i learned the true ways of lifting. for the past 2 years now, i have been lifting with a bit more consistency, and only the past 9 months have i been lifting with true knowledge of what i am doing coupled with more consistency. this, as you can imagine, has led to my best results.

today:
as my name implies, i am a student at University of Wisconsin-Madison. i transfered here from a school in illinois for the education, however paying out of state tuition sucks. the gym here has 16 bench presses (of all sorts) and 2 power racks. i laughed.

as of now, my current one rep max's sit at:
bench-280
deadlift-405
overhead press-195

i cannot do squats as i have a chronic knee syndrome, that basically hurts like a bastard at all times of the day. hopefully some day i can consistently do squats, but if i do them on a day where my knee doesnt hurt, they will absolutely ache the following day.

i will post back after i lift today :).

uw-lifter96
01-29-2007, 04:14 PM
today was pretty short, it was my lower day, i did deadlifts and locked out 405x1 pretty easy. tried 415x1 and couldnt lock it out all the way, however i did manage to lose a huge chunk of skin on my hand, which hurt like hell and lowered my workout time.

so todays workout:
deadlifts:
315x5
375x1
405x1
415x1 miss
315x8

good mornings:
135x8

SLDL:
185x8
195x8

at this point my hand was hurting like a mother, so i went home. short day, but i was sorta happy with the deadlifts. i know i would have locked out 415 had they had chalk at that place. no chalk=teh suck.

uw-lifter96
01-30-2007, 08:56 PM
long day today! i like high volume, specifically a lot of back work, as you will come to notice. lifts werent as heavy as usual, prolly cuz i was still sore from yesterday, those 10 rep deadlifts killed. today i also did 3x10 on bench, first time in awhile.

overhead press:
165x5
165x5
145x5
135x4 strict

bench:
185x10
185x9
185x9
closegrip: 145x10

bbell rows:
135x10
185x6
185x6
135x10

power cleans:
135x3 - almost died

pullups and dips, but only a few. dips kill my left shoulder and im too fat to do a lot of pullups :P
a few other things:
lat pulldowns
lateral rows
shrugs
weird pec-deck machine, it was like a free-movement machine, and didnt hurt my shoulders

i need to find better ways to do my lower workout considering i cant do squats, and i need a better chest routine. i almost killed my knee today when i was push pressing, i had a super sharp pain down my left knee like i always get when i put a heavy load on it, and it hurt right under the patella, where the tendon connects to the bone. talk about suckage.

uw-lifter96
01-31-2007, 02:30 PM
wow im hurting today.

im taking a day off like i normally do in between part two of my upper lower split.

i need it too, im hurting.

uw-lifter96
02-02-2007, 04:54 PM
horrible day today. i went in to do 10 rep deadlifts, and i felt woozy as hell, and could barely do anything. plus the my busted callous didnt help.

deads:
315x4
315x6
315x8

then i attempted squats today, thinking maybe it wouldnt hurt, i was very wrong. i managed to do
135x6
135x6

i had to stop after that, it hurt like hell. oh well, by this time i was dizzy and didnt feel good at all, so i went home. maybe next time.

uw-lifter96
02-02-2007, 10:38 PM
hadhah i dont thianks this well helpmy traingfing!

hahahahahas i love the deadlifts! who eles? ? ? nyoneT!?

Stumprrp
02-02-2007, 10:48 PM
drunk man? that last post is nuts!

i think your lifting is good man, if you are getting a little overtrained just cut back on a set or 2.

and yes, i love deadlift, alot.