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    10/20/06

    Stats as of this date 10/20/06
    weight 190
    height 5'9"
    Bench 200x1
    Squat 225x1
    Dead 275x7

    Stats as of this date 11/05/06
    weight 193
    height (still 5'9")
    Bench 200x1
    Squat 220x5
    Dead 295x7


    I guess I will have to start putting my notebook info on this journal as well. Hopefully I will become just a little extra motivated by writing in this. I currently workout alone and find that to work for me. (at a public gym) I am looking for more home equipment and my hopes are to get enough to be able to complete my routines at home!
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    try a site called photobucket to host them, never posted pictures here but a lot of people use photobucket because it's a free picture hosting site.
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    Dude...I love V8 its the shizzle!
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    VITA: thanks I'll go check it out.

    HARDGAINER: Really? I can't stand it...but hey like he said "You gotta.....Get big"!

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    11/7/06

    Catching up a little here.

    Weight (w/o shoes) 193 at 7am. This is the most I have ever weighed.
    I work nights 6pm-6am I only weigh in at my workouts occasionally. Last night I worked and went to the gym in the AM

    WBB #1 Shoulder & Arm

    Standing Millitary 1x7/115 1x6/120
    Seated Dumbell 1x7/60 1x7.5/60
    Upright rows (BB) 1x10/90 1x10/90

    Close grip bench 1x8/135 1x8/135
    Standing French Press 1x8/80 1x6/80
    Standing Barbell Curls 1x8/90 1x4.5/100
    Hammers 1x5/45 1x7/45

    4x10/BW crunches
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    11/8/06

    Had this day off. I have not felt great at the gym lately so I wanted to really push this workout to try to break through my issues I guess.

    WBB #1 Chest & Back

    Bench 1x7/175 1x5/175 1x2/175
    Incline dumbell press 1x9/65 1x8/65 *
    Dips 1x8/BW 1x8/bw

    Lat pulls 1x8/120 1x7/150 **
    Deads 1x6/305 1x6/305 1x3/315
    Incline T-Bar rows 1x8/105 1x8/110
    Shrugs 1x10/225 1x10/235

    After that I warmed up a little more with some light squats working up to a PR attempt
    Squats 1x1/135 1x2/185 1x1/225 and then "1x1/245 PR"
    Finished the squating off with 1x3/225 1x10/135


    Finally some extra bench work
    1x7/165 1x3/175 1x10/135

    I am hoping the extra work on squatting and bech will help my next visit at the gym.

    * Attempted to use 70lb dumbell and could not get my left arm up in the press form. My last workout was similar. I got the 70lb up for a set of 5 but had to go back to the 65lb dumbell for my second set as I could'nt getthe 70lbs up with my left arm. I'm not sure why the initial movement into the incline press form is giving me problems. I guess I'll stick with the 65lb dumbs until I can get like 10-12 reps and then re-try the 70?

    ** I have started doing lat pull downs instead of pull ups because I can only do about 3 legit pull ups. Not sure if it's better to do 6-8 lower weight pull downs or 2-3 BW(higher weight in this case) pull ups?

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    I had some issues at the gym the other day with old ladies yapping it up at the barbell curl station and getting in my way. I gotta change gyms....this one is $45 a month anyway and that's a rip off!
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    making progress man! and just tell grandma to screw next time shes curlin, ha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Won't Stop
    I had some issues at the gym the other day with old ladies yapping it up at the barbell curl station and getting in my way. I gotta change gyms....this one is $45 a month anyway and that's a rip off!

    Gotta get some pictures up so I can refer back to them with disgust! hahaha
    wishing my gym was any cheaper. cheapest decent gym in the area at $50/month, but they've also got locations near my school, my work, and my home.


    stick to it WS, sometimes getting in that extra work will really help up the motivation for you, i've done the same in the past too.
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    WoW, I feel really good about my $25/month for my gym (24hourfitness.com) And yes, some of the gyms are actually open 24 hours a day, which was perfect since I can goto any of them and didnt get to the gym til 12:20am last night.

    Don't you have a chain of gyms around you like Bally's or something? I know some people prefer the smaller more personal type gyms. But as long as they have the equipment, who cares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadUnit
    WoW, I feel really good about my $25/month for my gym (24hourfitness.com) And yes, some of the gyms are actually open 24 hours a day, which was perfect since I can goto any of them and didnt get to the gym til 12:20am last night.

    Don't you have a chain of gyms around you like Bally's or something? I know some people prefer the smaller more personal type gyms. But as long as they have the equipment, who cares.
    Bally's are in horrible locations for me, not sure on price either. there's one other one with cheaper rates, but also in horrible spots and not open when i need to train (lame...). i could use that $25 for food though...

    edit: got me thinking and found a location of a gym with a $20 membership that's by the condo we just bought. sweet...
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    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Robert Heinlein

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    11/11/06

    STUMP That's what was the most annoying...she was just gabbing with another grandma and not actually working out! lol


    ONEBADUNIT/VITA Yeah I went on an all out gym search yesterday. Found one called total fitness. They are open 24 hours during the week and it's only $16 a month but you gotta make a year commitment.

    I also went looking for some more equipment to add to my home gym. I have a decent half cage but I would like a regular style bench and I need multiple dumbells. The local Air Force base is opening up a new gym on base. My wife's in the AF so I could go there for free.....although it was suppossed to open in November but now it's been pushed back to January and who knows after that. I think I'll switch gyms for now and at only $16 a month I guess you can't go wrong.
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    Well I was gonna go to the gym for leg day but I think I might just use my own equipment and save the drive! $45 a month and I don't even use it! lol oh well...

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    11/11/06

    Leg Day

    Squats 1x5/185 1x5/215 1x5/220 1x5/225

    Incase you are wondering why I am doing 4 sets of squats on the WBB #1 this is the reason. I have no hack squat machine at home and I worked out at home today. Also I hate hack squats! So I have decided to just do 4 sets of squats and no hacks from now on.

    Good Mornings 1x8/115 1x8/125
    SLDL 1x4/185 1x5/185 1x5/185

    I went back to the drawing board on the SLDL's. I was begining to turn them into regular deads as the weight increased in the past couple of weeks. (was up to 295) I checked the eXrX page and now I believe I have my form down tight. So I went back to some lighter weight on these and am going to work my way up with only the best form.

    Calf raisers (standing barbell) 1x10/185 1x10/235 1x12/280

    I ussually do my calf raisers on a smith machine with a step thingy. Since I have no smith machine at home I just used a ten pound plate to raise me up a little and just put the barbell on my shoulders (squat form) and did the best I could. It's harder to balance so it would appear I am working harder but I can't go down as far without the step thingy.

    Lastly....I am not happy with the size of my legs so I am going to keep throwing in some extra squat work as often as possible (rest wise). On that note since I was woarmed up I decided to try a personal record squat.....Nailed it! 250lb! Lifting kicks ass! hahaha
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    11/14/06

    Well I'm working right now and it's about 4am. I'm going to the gym after work for my shoulder/arm portion of the WBB 1. I'm also canceling my membership today. Apparently when I signed up I agreed to give a 30 day notice when I decide to cancel. I guess the new gym will have to wait another month. Oh well. I hate going on weekday mornings. I don't get into the place until 7am and by then it's packed with people working out before they go to work! It's not so much the weights that are busy but the locker room gets packed. I'm as opened minded as the next guy but too much of the naked male body is enough to gross anyone out. Now if only they would allow me in the ladies locker room? hmmmmm
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    11/14/06

    Well today was shoulder/arm day for WBB 1

    7am workout after work
    weight 195.4

    MIllitary press 1x8/115 1x7/120
    Seated Dumbell 1x8/60 1x7/60
    Upright rows(bb) 1x10/90 1x7/100
    Close grip bench 1x8/140 1x6/145
    Inside of hands on the outer edge of smooth part on olympic barbell
    French press 1x8/80 1x8/80
    Barbell curls 1x6/100 1x6/100
    Hammer curls 1x5/50 1x7/45

    2x 10/hanging BW crunchs

    As stated before I will try to do some extra leg and chest work when my time allows.

    1x8/BW dips
    1x8/BW dips

    Squats 1x5/135 1x5/185 1x5/225

    I had to kill a bunch of time before my squats as the power rack was in use (only second time I have ever seen someone use it!) so that's when I did the dips.
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    My weight was at 193 lbs today
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    Your militaries will be creeping up soon. Good increase on the CG Bench. Welcome to journal land.
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    Deads 06 245...07 375...08 565---- Squat 2006 175.....2007 315----2008 505----Bench '06 155.....'07 260....'08 385---- weight - 260
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    11/16/06

    OK I had to rush through this workout and did not complete all the exercises and reps associated with it. Also because I was rushing I hurt my lower back doing deads with what i believe was improper form. My log book is in my car and it's cold outside so I'll post the workout later. Just wanted to make a note of hurting my back.

    11/18/06
    I had my first basketball game of the year today. We lost the game by 14 points. I was 3-4 for 7 points with 1 three pointer.
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    11/18/06

    Well 2 days later and my back is still a little sore. It's not so much that it is keeping me from doing my normal day to day stuff or even hurting all that bad. It's that I want it to heel ASAP so I can keep up with my workouts. My basketball league starts tonight at 5pm and it's now 7am. I'm gonna spend that day moving my gym equipment up from my basement to a room upstairs where it will be warm. It's gives me 0 motivation to workout in the cold basement. Since my gym is still 15 minutes from my house I don't want to waste time driving there (on leg day) just to find out my back is still too weak for squats and good mornings! The pain is such that I think I could muddle through, but anyone that has hurt themselves will understand that it's the weakness and possibility of reinjury that makes me so nervous.

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    yeah dude. I know what you mean. If you take it slow and recover now, you'll thank yourself when you avoid a serious injury that requiries surgery. Maybe you could still lift now if you add more warmup sets and don't yet go for new PRs?
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    11/18/06

    Well it's time to update my journal.

    Legs

    Squats 1x5/185 1x5/215 1x5/220 1x5/225

    Good Mornings 1x8/125 1x8/130

    SLDL 1x5/185 1x5/185 1x5/225

    Calf Raises 1x10/225 1x10/275 1x10/315

    Crunchs 1x10 1x10 1x8

    (Tried the machine seated style crunchs next 1x10/90 1x10/110)

    As I said already I was feeling like crap this day because of my back. It was definately weak today but I was able to get through the workout without reinjuring. Hopefully I will only get better from here.

    11/19/06

    Game 2 on the young basketball season was today. We crushed the team weplayed by 35 points. With 9 mins left in the first half we were up 22-0! ouch! I scored 13 points with no 3 pointers and was 1-2 from the line.
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    11/22/06

    Either it's the cold weather or I am getting sick. I just feel really tired. I only worked 2 days this week due to the death of my uncle. Thanksgiving is tommorow. I finally set up my power rack upstairs and was able to muddle through a workout at home today. With just a few adjustments as you will see.

    Standing Millitary 1x8/115 1x6/120 1x4/125 1x3/125
    (I don't have the required dumbells to do the seated dumbell press so I did 4 sets of millitary instead)

    Upright rows 1x10/100 1x10/105

    Close Grip Bench 1x8/145 1x6/145

    Lateral dips 1x15 1x15
    (again no dumbells so could'nt do french press)

    BB curls 1x5/95 1x6/95
    (I think the amount of weight went down because I used a straight bar instead of a eazy curl bar)

    Hammer curl 1x10/35
    ( I went down on the weight and upon the reps cause I only have the 35lb dumbells...I working on getting more dumbells.)
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    11/23/06

    Journal update time again.

    Yes I worked out on Thanksgiving. However my workout was modified as I only have so much equipment at home. so there were no dips or pull downs, pull ups or chins. Also no DB inclines.


    BB Bench 1x7/175 1x5/180 1x3/185 1x3/185 1x2/190 1x1/190
    Deads 1x4/300 1x6/300 1x5/275 (I only have 300lbs)
    Bent over Rows (bb) 1x5/135 1x8/135
    BB shrugs 1x10/235 1x10/235

    I either need to change my routine or get more equipment for days like this.

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