its southpark, and its actually, i'm not your buddy, guy!
its southpark, and its actually, i'm not your buddy, guy!
He's right, I goofed.
See the following for details: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VqkN8XsYtJI
I don't even watch south park, but I find it hilarious.
hah i love that show.
Ah. I should know these things, I know teh internets.
My routine is a modified version of Rippetoe's Starting Strength. 3x a week, two workouts that I alternate.
BB Overhead press
Bent-over BB row
Incline DB press or Dips
warmups and 3 sets of 5, except for deads its warmups and 1 set of 5. Abs and side bends are 3 sets of 10.
One week I do A,B,A and the next week B, A, B. Though sometimes depending on my schedule the "week" is more like Tuesday - Monday. SS calls for heavy squats 3x a week, and my hip can't handle that, which is why I do speed squats on bench and deadlift day.
Praise GOD,,,isnt it great that God is so merciful..Paul anything you need,prayer,talk, etc please dont hesitate to ask..keep growing in Christ, with him nothing is impossible..i tried to pm you but it wont send out cause i dont have enough posts yet...
in His grip forever
To those of you that read my journal and have no idea what is going on, I am a christian, though not a good one. I struggle because I find living that life difficult and often convince myself it's more fun not to. John's unabashed faith in his journal really kind of humbled and shamed me, and coupled with some stuff going on in life it just kind of made me think about what my priorities are, even on the internet.
I'm not going to beat anyone over the head or try to make the friends I've gained on here uncomfortable as I have no business trying to tell anyone how to live at this point, but I should at least be straight with you about where I"m coming from. I've hid it previously other than mentioning that I've prayed for something in someone elses journal or whatever, because I am a very poor representative of Jesus Christ.
That's about it on that front.
I tried to go to the gym tonight but they were closed, much to my surprise. I was pissed until I checked the website and sure enough their posted hours on saturday are 8am - 8pm. I thought for sure it was 10. I guess I'll go in tomorrow. I got lots of sleep and ate a lot of good (and a few bad...) calories today too, too bad.
warmups: 5 minutes on row machine, stretching
bar x 10
70 x 10
95 x 5
135 x 3
160 x 5 x 2
160 x 4 (missed 5th rep)
Close but no cigar. I had great form today though, lots of arch.
135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 5
275 x 3
315 x 4 (missed 5th rep)
Couldn't quite lock it out, my grip was the problem again. Stronger than last time, but still needs improvement. I stupidly wore shorts today and scraped the crap out of my legs.
Incline DB press:
50s x 5 x 3
Up to 50s, 100s here I come. Eventually.
Fat pull ups
BW x 3 x 3
BW x 2
I stacked 2 plates up so I could get a bit of a jump while holding the bar. I can't do more than 1 single chin from a dead hang. I got a weird look from someone so I explained that this is how fat guys do pull ups.
135 x 10 x 3
Killer, I was so tired.
45 x 10 x 3 per side
Not bad this time.
15 minutes on elliptical
Children of Bodom - Follow the Reaper
August Burns Red - Thrill Seeker
Hatebreed - Perserverance
Overall it felt like a good workout despite the missed reps. I know soreness in the muscle isn't necessarily an indicator of muscle growth or activation or whatever, but I'm really feeling the fat pullups in my lats, moresoe than with lat pulldowns or machine-assisted pullups.
While deadlifting I think I hit my left knee during a rep, it's the knee I have trouble with every now and then, I can feel the kneecap sliding around more than it should. It usually settles down after a few days or weeks, so we'll see what happens.
maybe what would help is to try and find a verse in the bible that motivates you. mine, along with alot of others (like john here) is Phillipians 4:13 ; "I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me." it is my ultimate motivator. it makes me think, 'hey, god put this here, so obviously he means for me to get around it.'
good solid workout today. lots of stuff. easy on that knee, those are key :P
your kneecap is probably fine, just dont hit it again. and DLs arent worth doing unless you're going to make your shins bleed. then you know you're doing them right, plus it looks intense. haha. steady moving that bench. i hear you. good job man. i'm a christian too, btw. if you need prayer or anything, let me know.
I appreciate the sentiment fellas. jed, things are changing and for the better. I'm now going back to church which I haven't done in at least a year maybe more, and I'm trying to get more involved there. I know the Phillipians verse well and like it. I did more in this workout than I normally do, I liked it.
Lion, haha, nice advice, I'll try to remember not to slam the bar into my knee next time. I wish my knee was fine, except I get pain in it all the time, sometimes for no reason. I haven't been to the doctor for it yet, I probably should. My shins already look like crap from deads but now it's all the way up to my knee. Very hardcore looking. I will let you know, there's some stuff coming up soon that will make me take you up on your offer. Again thanks for the support guys.
Just ordered a belt: http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt....LTS_BUCKLE10MM
And before anyone makes a pink belt joke, I ordered black. Ordered some chalk too, and some of those straps I'm not supposed to use :D.
LOL LOL THAT BELT IS PIN- oh, wait. nice choice, matey!
dude, why didnt you get the red white and blue one
Nice workout, big guy. Your grip strength will increase quickly so you shouldn't have to resort to the straps. Keep up the good work.
Nice flow in here always man.
Looking good man. I think with the added benefit of the chalk you really wont need the straps. I also dig the fat pullups. Im a big fan of those. Youll be surprised how fast you get better at them though. I was doing assisted for like 3 sessions and then the 4th one I was able to get a set of 5 all on my own. One of those awesome feelings man. Its good to see you doing so well in all aspects. Keep it up mang.
looks like your bench is gettin back up there...lookin good bud
did you not workout yesterday?
borracho: slowly but surely. I think 165 is the most I've benched since high school. Even then my max was like 190 lol.
Lion: Nope, I rarely work out 2 days in a row.
Good stuff, bro. Race, religion, color or sex, doesn't make a difference to me. I consider you all my friends and value and respect all your thoughts and support. I think I speak for a lot of people here as well on this forum. Very nice deadlifting and solid bench work the other night, man. Grip will just keep improving if you keep knocking on the door of that heavy weight. Trust me. Good choice of music with the Children of Bodom, lol, some of my favorite tunes for sure. Weird about your kneecap, perhaps some wraps would help stabalize it better? Cool new belt, it's like mine. I miss my red one, which doesn't fit anymore :(