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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    From Scrawny to... not-scrawny!

    Hey everyone my name is Will and I'm 22, 5'7, and with shoes/shorts/shirt (workout clothes) I'm 165.5lb

    Been reading this site for a few days now and really REALLY interested.

    Little background:

    I wrestled from 8th-12th grade in HS and worked out moderately (Was 135lb weight class so never bulked or anything like that) Graduated in 2004 and didn't really do much of anything since then. I decided around Christmas 2007 that I wanted to start working out and try to get into shape. I worked with dumbells at work since then and then found this site.

    So I worked out yesterday a bit at work with the dumbells they have, and then took someone's advice from here and got a gym membership today and worked out there.

    This is what it looked like yesterday:
    Sets/Reps
    2x5 Pull-ups
    2x5 Chin-ups
    2x10 Dips
    1x5 DB curl (25lb)
    1x5 DB military press (25lb)
    1x10 DB curl (20lb)
    1x10 DB military press (20lb)
    1x12 DB Press (flat) (30lb)


    Pretty light, but whatever.

    So after reading more and getting my gym membership I did this today:
    Sets/Reps
    6x5 Squat (115lb)
    6x5 Bench (115lb)


    Was going to do Dead lift as well but wasn't confident in my form & didn't want to hurt my back. I'm going to have the guy help me with it Monday when I go again. Planning to work out Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday.

    After those sets I didn't want to be done so I did some easy stuff:
    Sets/Reps
    3x10 Tricep Push down (with the cable deal) (80lb)
    2x10 Leg Press (where you're laying back or w/e) (90lb)


    For cardio I took it easy with 10 minutes of jumping rope. I'm really out of shape where cardio is concerned so that's going to be tough for me.

    So I'm open to advice and such, seems like a good community here. The workout I wanted to do was Rippetoe, but since I didn't know how to do Dead lift I just did more of the others. Also had never done a squat before today.

    Also here are some "before" pictures for the start of my journey:


    Here's links to more for those interested, wasn't real sure what all to take pictures of, but I tried hard:
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    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/LeftArm1.jpg
    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/LeftArm2.jpg
    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1...re/LeftLeg.jpg
    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../RightArm1.jpg
    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../RightArm2.jpg
    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/RightLeg.jpg

    So there it is, my first journal post, and the first step on a long road to becoming... un-scrawny
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    Good luck man. Find a solid routine on the site, make sure you eat ALOT, blah blah. Have fun man!
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    Thank you.

    I've been eating more a little bit, but trying to space it out over the day. Planning to pick up some whey protein maybe this weekend or so.

    My idea for a diet for myself is:

    7:00am Breakfast - Yogurt + Oatmeal
    10:00am Snack 1 - Protein Shake
    1:00pm Lunch - Can of Tuna or Chicken, Fresh Vegetables (Carrots/Broccoli) and maybe some fruit (Cantelope, watermelon, pineapple)
    4:00pm Snack 2 - Protein Shake
    5ish-6:15 - Workout
    6:30 - Post workout shake
    8:30 - Dinner (Whatever mom makes... lol she's almost as much of a health nut as I am though, so it's usually real good)

    As for workout routine I really want to try Rippetoe from Starting Strength, but am not yet confident I know how to do all those lifts. (Especially Dead Lift)
    My experience in the past has always been dumbells, lat pull-downs, seated rows, military press, and lunges (some benching, but not much). Never tried Squats until yesterday.

    I'm a little sore today but not bad at all (Probably didn't work hard enough.. lol) I think I might head to the gym & run a few miles... if I can... lol. Or maybe just jump some more rope. I really just want it to be Monday so I can go lift some more.

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    Not a lifting day, but was so antsy to go to the gym so I went and did a little bit of cardio on the way home from church.

    Quick mile on the bike & 1/2 mile on the treadmill.

    I'm really weak in cardio and trying to get back into it. 2-3 miles used to be nothing for me... *sigh* the good old days... lol.

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    Good luck man, I'll be following along. Looks like you're off to a good start with heavy compound movements...keep it up!
    "Obsession is a word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated."

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    Workout 06/30

    Thanks philly for the kind words

    So it seems like a lot of people here have set goals for themselves and I haven't. After giving it a bunch of thought, I've decided to set some. I'd like to see my Bench at 200, Squats at 250, and when/if I figure out Dead Lift to be at 200. Not sure if that's a good goal or not, but considering I started Friday at 115 on bench/squat that leaves a lot of room for improvement.

    I'd also like some help setting up a 4 day routine, monday/tuesday and thursday/friday. With Wednesday in the middle for rest. (even though I'm sure I'll be hitting up a good amount of cardio this day). I really don't know how to set one up, I just know that in general these are some of the lifts I want to do:

    Squat
    Bench
    Deadlift (when I learn how)
    Military Press (standing)

    Various dumbell workouts for fillers so I'm doing more than 2-3 things per day.

    Any help or advice on this would be great.

    Edit:
    So... just got done eating dinner after working out... man it feels great being back in the gym.

    Started with Squats:
    1 set 8 reps 115lb
    2 set 8 reps 135lb


    Not sure on my form with these... they seemed easy. I don't know what form would have to do with that, but it was odd.

    Next for Bench Press:
    3 set 8 reps 115lb (went up reps instead of weight)

    Did incline bench on the set up where you rotate the bar slightly to unlock it... Not sure if there's a standard weight for that bar or not, but I did:
    3 set 8 reps with 70lb of weight on it.

    Also for a little bit of cardio I did about 250 jumps with the rope.

    2 sets of 15 leg raises (suspended)
    3 sets of 8 dips with no added weight

    Then for fun did some decline situps, followed by back hyperextensions with a 25lb plate.

    To finish things off I did 3 x 8 Lat pull-downs set on 100lbs.

    All-in-all not a bad workout I don't think. I'm not feeling overly beat up at the moment, but when lifting I was pushing myself as hard as I dared. (No spotter, don't wanna risk dropping anything on myself).

    Comments appreciated. Not sure what to do tomorrow for workout, thinking of trying dead lift, military press, some curls, and maybe leg press... but not sure if those are good things to do after what I've done today or not.
    Last edited by McLaughlin; 06-30-2008 at 04:14 PM. Reason: Worked out.

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    To the top, hoping for some comments on my workout today.

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    Workout for today (in order):
    Squat:
    Set/Weight/Reps
    1 x 095 x 5
    1 x 115 x 5
    1 x 135 x 5
    1 x 140 x 5
    1 x 145 x 5

    Deads (First time ever doing deadlift... I finally figured them out and I LOVE THEM)
    2 x 135 x 5
    1 x 155 x 5

    Military Press (First time ever doing standing)
    3 x 95 x 5
    A lot harder than I thought it would be... but felt good.

    Random Bits:
    4 x chin ups
    3 x pull ups
    Failed further attempts at each.
    5 sit ups on a decline bench. Abs are so sore I could barely get through those 5... I donno what's up with that ??
    50 jumps on rope
    .5 mile run (weak I know, my cardio sucks)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So please post thoughts/comments etc etc. I'm still super new at this and need all the feedback I can get.

    Thanks for stopping by

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    Nice workouts. I'm no expert by any means, but I can say that you probably just want to stick to a few compound movements each workout. The 3x5/5x5 type scheme you've been doing looks good. I usually do 3-day splits myself so I'm not sure the best way to structure a 4-day, but I'm sure looking around this site you could find a lot of good stuff. Obviously just don't work the same muscles on consecutive days. You've got the right idea though, good work so far.
    "Obsession is a word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated."

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    Well, haven't posted in a few days, got busy over the holiday, but managed to workout saturday instead of friday.

    All my posts now will be weight x reps x sets, to avoid confusion switching it up.

    Here's how Saturday looked:
    Squat:
    095 x 5 x 1
    115 x 5 x 1
    135 x 5 x 2
    155 x 5 x 2
    Bench:
    095 x 5 x 1
    115 x 5 x 2
    125 x 5 x 2
    135 x 5 x 1
    Dead Lift:
    095 x 5 x 1
    115 x 5 x 2
    135 x 5 x 2
    165 x 5 x 1
    DB Incline Press:
    35 x 5 x 2
    Dips:
    bw x 5 x 5
    Lat Pulldowns:
    100 x 10 x 1
    120 x 10 x 1
    140 x 10 x 1
    Interval Cardio:
    10 minutes of 3mph/7mph (40 seconds alternating... all set up through the treadmill... never experienced it before but I liked it.)

    So needless to say after that I was feeling good, hit some personal highs on my lifts and whatnot.

    Then today rolls around and there were a couple of HUGE guys in there... saw me working & gave me tips & pointers on my form for Squats and Deads... turns out I was a little off on that, so here's how things went today: (first day with correct form, and also very tired)
    Squat:
    115 x 5 x 3
    135 x 5 x 3
    155 x 5 x 1 (so much harder with good form)
    Bench:
    095 x 5 x 3
    115 x 5 x 3
    125 x 4 x 1 (tired today from the weekend, was kinda disappointed here)
    Dead Lift:
    115 x 5 x 1
    135 x 5 x 3
    155 x 5 x 1 (also a bit harder with proper form etc, but still my favorite lift at the moment)
    Incline Bench:(was feeling real weak by this time, but wanted to do this instead of DB inclines)
    095 x 5 x 2
    115 x 3 x 1 (didn't want to risk dropping it on myself by going for 4. I don't have a spotter when I lift)
    Dips:
    bw x 5 x 2
    bw x 7 x 1 (couldn't do more than that... maybe next time eh?)
    Lat Pulldowns: (I just do these because I like them... if you don't think they'll help, let me know)
    120 x 5 x 3

    All in all I'd say I'm pretty happy with the way things are going. I feel better during the day, have more energy and things are just awesome.

    Advice/input appreciated

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    Off day today... I hate off days, I feel lazy.

    Did 24 minutes of interval 2min/2min times with 3mph and 6mph as my speeds.
    Also about 300 jumps with rope.

    Goals for tomorrows workout:
    5 x 095 standing military (was super hard last time, hoping it won't be so bad now)
    5 x 165 squat (would like to squat my weight)
    5 x 175 dead (I like going up weight and think I can do it)

    Trying to solidify my routine, I know what lifts I want to do, but I'm all over the place with weight, sets & reps.

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    Worked out today... I think I need to work on squats a bit more, I don't feel confident in my form.
    Also pretty disappointed with my Military Press... but whatever, it's a process, right?

    weight x reps x sets

    Squat
    115 x 5 x 3
    135 x 5 x 2
    155 x 5 x 2
    165 x 4 x 1 (used neck pad, felt lame)
    165 x 2 x 1 (again with the pad... lame but whatever)

    165 is most I've done on squats, but I don't feel good about using the neck pad.
    Also like I said not feeling good about my form, I think I might drop down to lower
    weight, higher reps for a while to work on form & confidence.

    Standing Military Press(BB)(Not happy with this, I want to be stronger)
    65 x 8 x 1
    85 x 8 x 1
    85 x 6 x 1
    Was going for 95 but then someone told a joke & almost dropped the bar... I gotta get some headphones

    Standing MIlitary Press(DB) (Is it still called that even with DB's?)
    25's x 8 x 1
    30's x 5 x 2
    I like doing these a lot better than barbell, I know it's less weight, it just feels better overall.

    Dead Lift I LOVE THESE.
    135 x 5 x 1
    155 x 5 x 1
    175 x 5 x 1 (personal record)
    185 x 5 x 1 (new personal record)
    200 x 5 x 1 (newest personal record!!)
    I love dead lift, these felt awesome today.


    DB Curls
    25's x 8 x 1
    30's x 5 x 2

    Lat Pulldowns
    100 x 5 x 1
    120 x 5 x 2


    Overall it was a decent workout, skipped cardio today. I felt like my arms were
    being neglected so I threw in the curls. Can't wait for Friday, that'll make 2 weeks
    of lifting. It feels so awesome.

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    Nice job hitting 200 on the deads. I gotta say I love them too.

    Agreed that the neck pad is lame.
    "Obsession is a word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated."

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    Here's my workout from yesterday:

    Wanted to do more reps at lower weight to work on form for squats.

    Squat:
    115 x 8 x 1
    135 x 5 x 5
    155 x 5 x 1

    Bench:
    095 x 8 x 1
    115 x 5 x 5
    135 x 4 x 1 (didn't want to drop bar on myself)

    Dead:
    135 x 8 x 1
    185 x 5 x 1
    205 x 5 x 1

    Incline DB:
    35's x 8 x 1
    40's x 5 x 2
    45's x 5 x 1

    Dips:
    bw x 6 x 1
    bw x 5 x 1

    I was feeling real worn out after this, which doesn't usually happen, but I still did 10 minutes of intervals on the treadmill afterwards.

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    Workout for 07/14:
    Squat:
    095 x 8 x 1
    115 x 8 x 1
    135 x 5 x 5
    155 x 5 x 1
    Still working on form for these
    Bench:
    095 x 8 x 1
    115 x 8 x 1
    115 x 5 x 5
    135 x 1 x 1
    Feeling weak on this
    DB Incline
    40's x 8 x 2
    40's x 6 x 1 (couldn't do any more)

    DeadLift
    155 x 5 x 1
    185 x 5 x 1
    205 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 1

    Managed to do 5 dips after this workout. This is the first time I didn't feel like doing a bunch of other stuff afterwards, that set of 225 deads really rocked me, but felt awesome.

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    Hi again.. Got a little behind with posting, been pretty busy

    lately, but haven't stopped working out.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Last Wednesday was like this:
    (Really unhappy with this workout, felt weak and tired)

    Squat:
    095 x 10 x 1
    135 x 5 x 5

    Standing Military Press:
    Bar x 10 x 1
    065 x 8 x 2
    085 x 5 x 1

    Deadlift:
    185 x 5 x 2
    205 x 5 x 2

    Seated Calf Raises: (There's a neat little device for it... no

    cables or anything, but yea... it's cool)
    080 x 10 x 2

    DB Press (Flat):
    40's x 10 x 1
    45's x 5 x 2

    Lat Pulldown:
    100 x 8 x 1
    120 x 5 x 2
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And then Friday's workout turned into Saturday morning, but

    turned out better for that reason I think.

    Squat:
    095 x 5 x 1
    115 x 5 x 1
    145 x 5 x 3

    Bench Press (Flat):
    095 x 5 x 1
    115 x 5 x 1
    135 x 5 x 3

    Deadlift:
    135 x 5 x 1
    155 x 5 x 1
    185 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 1

    DB Press (Incline):
    45's x 5 x 3

    Seated Calf Raises:
    090 x 8 x 3

    Lat Pulldowns:
    100 x 8 x 1
    120 x 5 x 3

    Seated Rows (Back Straight):
    100 x 5 x 3

    Dips:
    BW x 6 x 2 (couldn't do more on either set)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thanks for stopping by..

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Going to workout

    again tonight & will post that later.

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    So here's how things went yesterday... I was feeling good on everything except for bench... for some reason I just suck at that.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Squat:
    115 x 8 x 1
    145 x 5 x 3
    155 x 5 x 2

    Deadlift:
    185 x 5 x 1
    205 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 1

    Incline BB Press:
    095 x 8 x 1
    135 x 3 x 1

    Incline DB Press:
    45's x 8 x 3

    Flat BB Press:
    115 x 5 x 5

    Lat Pulldowns:
    100 x 8 x 1
    130 x 5 x 5

    Seated Rows:
    (Back Straight)
    080 x 8 x 3

    Calf Raises:
    090 x 8 x 1
    115 x 8 x 3

    Dips:
    BW x 8 x 1
    BW x 6 x 1
    (Couldn't do more after each set)

    Suspended Leg Raise:
    BW x 8 x 3
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Feeling good with the lifts, and whatnot. Not sure if it's a good idea to add in these other things I've been doing, but I enjoy it.

    Would like to improve my bench, but don't really know how, short of doing more and more reps.

    Do Chin-ups or Pull-ups help benching at all? Or just for Military Press?

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    Today's workout:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Squat:
    135 x 8 x 1
    155 x 8 x 3
    165 x 5 x 3
    175 x 5 x 3 PR

    Deadlift:
    185 x 8 x 1
    225 x 5 x 3

    Flat BB Bench:
    095 x 8 x 1
    115 x 8 x 3
    125 x 5 x 3

    Incline DB Bench:
    45's x 5 x 3

    Lat Pulldown:
    100 x 8 x 1
    120 x 8 x 3

    Back Straight Seated Rows:
    100 x 5 x 3

    Calf Raises:
    090 x 8 x 3
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Any feedback appreciated

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    Nice work-outs man, subscribing to keep an eye out. It's nice seeing a bunch of skinney guys start journals together so we can monitor each others progress lol.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirl View Post
    Nice work-outs man, subscribing to keep an eye out. It's nice seeing a bunch of skinney guys start journals together so we can monitor each others progress lol.
    Hey thanks for the support Yea it's definitely good to see other people on here that aren't all huge and whatnot.

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    yea it's great to see the rediculous numbers that everyone's putting up. But gets.....honestly boring looking at these unrealistic numbers in my eyes. I open a journal see a 500lb bench and 6-700lb squat and I immediately close it. Yea it's great to see what they're doing to get there but being an athlete, for my sport I will never need/see those numbers ever. So seeing others in realistic numbers is more inspiring to track the progress.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirl View Post
    yea it's great to see the rediculous numbers that everyone's putting up. But gets.....honestly boring looking at these unrealistic numbers in my eyes. I open a journal see a 500lb bench and 6-700lb squat and I immediately close it. Yea it's great to see what they're doing to get there but being an athlete, for my sport I will never need/see those numbers ever. So seeing others in realistic numbers is more inspiring to track the progress.
    believe it or not the vast majority of the guys putting up huge numbers started exactly where you are - and whether you "need" those numbers or not is immaterial - the point is getting stronger, faster, or better at whatever you're trying to improve, and these guys can teach us all a thing or two. Just adjust the numbers accordingly.

    As far as McLaughlin's training, I would suggest moving things around - squatting, benching, and deadlifting every couple of days is gonna fry your cns quick. Check out the journals in here and try and find a routine that looks interesting and fun, and give it a whirl. Good luck and God Bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barracuda View Post
    believe it or not the vast majority of the guys putting up huge numbers started exactly where you are - and whether you "need" those numbers or not is immaterial - the point is getting stronger, faster, or better at whatever you're trying to improve, and these guys can teach us all a thing or two. Just adjust the numbers accordingly.

    As far as McLaughlin's training, I would suggest moving things around - squatting, benching, and deadlifting every couple of days is gonna fry your cns quick. Check out the journals in here and try and find a routine that looks interesting and fun, and give it a whirl. Good luck and God Bless.
    Barracuda - I understand that everyone started somehwere, it's just hard seeing people consistently lifting 2-3 times as much as us, it's a lot harder to relate. What's a cns? I was thinking about bench/squat/dead monday and friday only with other lifts on wednesdays, but not sure how to set things up. Other peoples' routines include a lot of lifts I don't really understand, so I've been trying to keep it simple.

    Thanks for the replies guys, it's nice to have some comments in here Going to the gym tonight, pretty excited, want to bump up my dead to 235 or so and see about getting back up to 135 on bench.

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    Got lazy with posting. Last night I stayed home because I realized I like working out in the AM better, so with my current work schedule I can work out Saturday morning, Monday evening, and Wednesday morning. Should work out better overall.

    Here's how things looked this morning, I was feeling good.
    Squat:
    Watched some squat videos to learn more, turns out the guy that told me about form in the gym was wrong, had me doing 1/2 squats... that made me kind of mad.
    95 x 10 x 1
    115 x 8 x 1
    135 x 5 x 1
    155 x 5 x 3
    175 x 5 x 2 Very happy to hit 175 again, this time with good parallel form.

    Deadlift:
    135 x 5 x 1
    185 x 5 x 1
    205 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 2
    245 x 5 x 1 (New personal record, very happy)

    Bench:
    95 x 8 x 1
    115 x 5 x 1
    135 x 5 x 3 !! (was real happy with this, I've got some problem with the idea of this weight & doing more than it... I really need work, I think I'm going to try the 30 day 30 lb increase thing)

    DB Incline:
    45's x 5 x 3 (I feel weak here just like with bench press)

    Dips:
    bw x 5 x 3 (did these at the end just before my pull-ups)

    Seated Rows: (Back Straight)
    100 x 8 x 3 (Increased in reps but not weight, I want to work on that)

    Calf Raises:
    The kind I've been doing are seated, not sure if that matters...
    90 x 10 x 3 (Thinking I should move up in weight on these, they're super easy now)

    Pullups/Chinups:
    Tried these at the very end of my workout and sucked.
    bw x 2 pullups
    bw x 1 chinup

    Sit-ups:
    Both on decline bench, 20 before workout, 10 at end.
    20 x 1
    10 x 1
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This workout felt awesome, even if I suck at bench and pull-ups.

    Anyone ever get the feeling later in the day after food + sleep that they want to workout again?

    Is that allowed since it's still the same day? Or is it just not a good idea?

    Trying not to die young.

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    Last night's workout felt good. I want to learn to power-clean.

    Squat:
    115 x 8 x 1
    135 x 8 x 1
    155 x 8 x 1
    175 x 5 x 5

    Bench Press:
    095 x 8 x 1
    115 x 8 x 1
    135 x 5 x 3

    Deadlift:
    185 x 5 x 1
    205 x 5 x 1
    255 x 5 x 1 (New Record)

    Seated Calf Raises:
    115 x 8 x 3

    Incline DB Press:
    40's x 8 x 3

    DB Fly:
    20's x 8 x 2
    25's x 8 x 1

    Lat Pulldown:
    100 x 5 x 5

    Seated Straight Back Rows:
    110 x 5 x 5

    Incline Lever Row:
    Not sure what the weight of the device is before plates, or if that's supposed to be counted or not...
    70 x 5 x 4

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This workout felt good, I was thinking of adding leg press as well, but had been there for a while and wanted to eat.

    Any feedback appreciated.

    Trying not to die young.

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