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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #76
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    Big session as usual man.

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    Cocoa: Thanks bud

    I have not made time to do as much abdominal work this week and I need to pick it back up and hit it hard next week. Also I want to do that "Boot Camp Workout" at least twice next week for Cardio in the evenings.

    Workout:

    1/2 mile warmup fast walk to jog

    SMR- skip

    DM- Jumping Jacks to Y-Jacks to X-Jacks to Crossovers 15
    T-Circles to I-Circles 25

    MA- T-Roll Pushups 12, Reverse Burpees 12, LYTPU w/5lb DBs 10 each,
    Inside Crescent to Outside Crescent to Roundhouse Kick- 10

    CNS- Plyo Pushups 2, 2, 2

    Skull to Tate to Curls than a break 3 times:
    Skull Crushers DB w/Palms Up 40s *10 reps, 45s *10 for 2 sets

    Tate Press 35s *10, 40s *10, 45s *10 -last ones were not pretty and I am still not sure on the form

    Seated Alt DB Curls 35s *10, 40s *10, 45s *10

    Delts to Calfs to One Leg Press than a break 4 times:
    Rear Delt Machine 90*10, 130*10, 150*10, 175*10

    Calf Press 250*10 for 3 sets, 250*25

    Alternating Close One Leg Press L/R 100*10, 150*10, 170*10, 180*10, -I didnt go up to 190 again but I did get in more reps

    DB Reverse Lunge to Military Press (hold at top) to DB OH Lunge than a break 3 times:
    DB Reverse Lunge L/R 25s*8 for 3 sets

    Military Press 25s*8 for 3 sets

    DB Overhead hold Lunge 25s*8 for 3 sets


    1/2 mile fast walk to jog

    100 crunches, 25 squats, 25 pushups

    Randomness:
    I wanted to add a section where I maybe talk on other things going on because I have "so much on my mind".

    Job search continues and with this weeks bombshells out of D.C. my prospects in trading look a bit bleaker. Had a good lunch with a guy starting a private equity firm and he might need me for analysis on his investment into some oil and gas exploration and production. Still no alcohol since start of the year and although it has helped me lose weight I do miss it in the evenings with dinner. Friends kid has a birthday party tomorrow so will be eating some cake and ice cream. Maybe I get to play in the bounce house.
    ~G~
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    Workouts are looking good!! Nice wolume.
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    muscle_g: thanks I do what I can

    Cardio:

    10 mile bike ride in about an hour

    100 pushups

    200 crunches
    ~G~
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    Props on the training, the gym will be a joke at this rate, lol...good luck on the job tip man.

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    Coke: thanks man, yeah it will be fun to get back in a real gym but I am making the best of the situation.

    Workout: ...5:30 AM

    1/2 mile warmup fast walk -I didnt have the jog in me as it has been the first time I was at the gym this early in a few months

    SMR- 1 min upper, 1 min lower body

    DM- Jumping Jacks to Y-Jacks to X-Jacks to Crossovers 15
    T-Circles to I-Circles 25

    MA- T-Roll Pushups 12, Reverse Burpees 12, LYTPU w/5lb DBs 10 each,
    Inside Crescent to Outside Crescent to Roundhouse Kick- 5, 5

    CNS- Plyo Pushups 2, 2, 2
    Medicine Ball Slams 5, 5

    Leg Press to BW Dips to Chin-ups than a break 6 times:
    Leg Press 220*10, 280*10, 340*10, 400*10 for 3 sets

    Dips 8 for 6 sets

    Chin-up Work- remember "-" means I didnt like my height or form on the rep
    -this week the goal is to still add more weight, so after 20lb worked last week I went up to 25lb DB this week with my feet instead
    4 for 6 sets -on the last 2 sets I have to note that form was not good

    Split Squat to Rope Curls to Heavy Rows than a break 3 times:
    Split Squats L/R 30lb DBs*10, 40lb DBs*10, 45lb DBs *10

    Machine Rope Curls 120*12, 130*12, 140*10

    DB Rows 50*10, (50 + 20 "monkey grip") 70*10, 70*10

    I than went back thru and hit everything again until I could really feel it...

    Leg Press 400*16, 400*20
    Dips 8, 8
    Chin-ups w/25 4-, 4- my grip felt like I was going to either squeeze thru the bar or bust off a finger
    Split Squat L/R -BW*10
    Rope Curls 150*8
    DB Rows 50*10

    1/2 mile fast walk to jog

    200 crunches, no squats, 50 pushups
    Last edited by Geometheus; 01-25-2010 at 09:06 AM.
    ~G~
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    You ought to be feeling great now days with all the training and conditioning work.

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    good work again G!!!!

    For the Tate's... I found focusing on keeping the bells touching throughout the movement and using an incline bench helped me get the form down and this exercise took off for me... just a thought bro

    Enjoy the bouncy house and cake... so jealous lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    You ought to be feeling great now days with all the training and conditioning work.
    Yeah I am feeling real good these days and I think once I drop another few pounds it will be even better. I am excited for my scale, tape, and BF this weekend to see what the last 3 months have done for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by huskybear View Post
    good work again G!!!!

    For the Tate's... I found focusing on keeping the bells touching throughout the movement and using an incline bench helped me get the form down and this exercise took off for me... just a thought bro

    Enjoy the bouncy house and cake... so jealous lol
    Thanks I will try and do that with the Tate's this week. Things got a bit messed up today with my schedule and interviewing for new jobs so I took the day off and will be hitting Chest tomorrow - Wednesday my normal day off- instead of rushing and trying to hit it tonight
    ~G~
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    Got to the gym by 8am and had not slept real good last night. Lucky fo rme I found some rage and motivation on CNBC with the B.S. hearings and dodgey-dances of our fearless leaders in Congress and Geithner

    Pushed out another 50 crunches today, might not seem like much but it sure felt like it at the time.

    Workout:

    1/2 mile warmup fast walk to jog

    SMR- skip

    DM- Jumping Jacks to Y-Jacks to X-Jacks to Crossovers 15
    T-Circles to I-Circles 25

    MA- T-Roll Pushups 12, Reverse Burpees 12, LYTPU w/5lb DBs 10 each,
    Inside Crescent to Outside Crescent to Roundhouse Kick- 10

    CNS- Plyo Pushups 2, 2, 1, 1

    Machine BP to Leg Ext to Military Press than a break 6 times:
    Machine Bench Press 175*10, 245*10, 305*8, 335*6, 335*8, 335*10 -I dont have a good explanation other than the above mentioned for why I had more in the tank as time went on

    Leg Ext 250*10 for 6 sets -felt ok on knees today

    Military Press 130*10, 145*10, 150*8, 150*8, 155*10, 155*8 -I didnt go as deep only to about ear level on the last 2 sets


    Farmers Walk (50lbDB+45lbDB "monkey grip" in each hand equals) 190*150ft, 190*75ft, 190*150ft -I lost grip on second set so it was short and only gave myself a quick break before hitting the third attempt

    DB Snatches to Curls to Lat Raises than a break 3 times:
    DB Snatches L/R 50*8, 50*6, 50*5

    Std Wall DB Curls 40s*10, 45s*10, 50s*4 -failure than quick drop down to- 45s*4

    Front and Side Lateral Raises 20s*10, 20s*10, 20s*10


    1/2 mile fast walk to jog

    250 crunches, no squats, no pushups
    ~G~
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    Pulled off some killer supersets, looks fine throughout.

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    1/27/2010... part 2

    I got the call from one of my buddies who had an extra gym pass asking if I wanted to go lift with him at about 9:30pm last night so not wanting to waste the opportunity I went. It was a quick trip and he ended up hurting his RC which is already messed up from a previous injury so he basically just helped out as a good spot for me on squats.

    I had been talking to WillKuenzel and you are right man... no good reason why my squats are so weak... so I really pushed it. My spotter was on top of me the entire time (because he was nervous since I had forgot my belt and dont use wraps like he does) and although he helped me the last lift off and put his hands on me at the bottom he said he didnt help any with the lift motion. So that being the case I dont feel right calling the last one a new PR but the one previous was without any help and it is real close to where I was at with my "Former" PR numbers so that one goes down in the books.


    Workout:

    light stretching

    pull-ups 8

    pushups 50

    Squats 185*8, 275*8, 315*4, 375*2
    415*1
    435*1
    475*1 -as mentioned above my spot had his hands on the bar for lift off and than on my sides at the bottom so although it felt strong its not a new PR, I have a plan to go for this or maybe even 480 next time and make sure my spot stays back so I can keep it legal.

    Farmerswalk
    100lb DBs *2 hands 230ft -real fast with 4 turns, felt nice not to have to grip a DBs in each hand as I have been improvising, a benefit is that holding the two weights all the other times I think has helped build my grip strength

    I am not sure if I am going to make it to the gym today because of two job interviews I have scheduled so if not I really will have to kick my but with the complexes tomorrow.
    ~G~
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    Very nice squats G!!!!

    Good luck at the interviews!
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    Great job with the heavy squats!! Good luck with the interviews, would be nice to see you get a job offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskybear View Post
    Very nice squats G!!!!

    Good luck at the interviews!
    Thank you it felt real good at the heavier weights so I am excited to try for it again soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Great job with the heavy squats!! Good luck with the interviews, would be nice to see you get a job offer.
    No offer came out of the interviews but that doesnt mean that one isnt coming in the mail.
    ~G~
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    1/29/2010

    Sleep is continuing to be an issue and I need to fix that if I am going to recover. Since I missed yesterday I wanted to combine my normal Thursday and Friday into one session. This did not work but I did get most everything in.

    huskybear: I will have to try your tip on the Tates next week as those got cut for time

    Workout:

    1/2 mile warmup fast walk to jog

    SMR- 1 min upper, 1 min lower body

    DM- Jumping Jacks to Y-Jacks to X-Jacks to Crossovers 15
    T-Circles to I-Circles 25

    MA- T-Roll Pushups 12, Reverse Burpees 12, LYTPU w/5lb DBs 10 each,
    Inside Crescent to Outside Crescent to Roundhouse Kick- 10

    CNS- Plyo Pushups 2, 2, 2
    Medicine Ball Slams 5, 5, 5
    Inverted Explosive Rows 10, 10, 10

    Boxing Drills w/DB 15s for 3 sets

    Chin-ups to Seated Rows to Good Mornings to French Press than a break 3 times:
    Chin-up Work- remember "-" means I didnt like my height or form on the rep
    - doing it twice last week felt good so I added it in
    5, 5, 6,

    Seated Rows w/rope 150*15, 150*20, 150*20 -might go back to one arms next week so I can up the weight

    Good Mornings w/DB 50*15 for 3 sets

    French Press w/DB 50*15 for 3 sets


    Complex Set: I kept the modified Complex Set #1 from Riley Bestwick's article on "Complexes for Fat loss" and used 50lb DBs *8 for 3 sets

    Romanian Deadlifts 50*8 for 3 sets
    Bentover Rows 50*8 for 3 sets
    Front Squat 50*8 for 2 sets, 50*8 for 1 set -I had to take a break on last complex part way thru here bc I didnt have the gas in the tank
    Push Press 50*8 for 3 sets
    Pushup to Plank L/R 8 for 3 sets

    Delt to One Leg Press to Pulldowns than a break for 3 times:
    Rear Delt Machine 100*10, 130*10, 150*10

    Alternating Close One Leg Press L/R 100*10, 140*15, 200*12 -I used the 30 degree machine instead this week

    Standing Rope Pulldowns 100*10, 120*15, 150*10 -these were tough after having already done Frenh press


    Chin-up Work -I was out of time but still had a bit left in me so I hit these all done clean
    4, 5

    1/2 mile fast walk to jog

    250 crunches, no squats, no pushups

    Randomness:
    When I was doing my boxing drills and warmup I spoke to an older guy who had trained with Foreman back in the 80s -now that is seriously cool stuff.
    ~G~
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    1/29/2010... part 2

    ECA Update and Review:
    This is a special post that I prommised back when I started this journal for anyone interested in ECA. It has been about 12 weeks/90 days now and here are the results. I was working out before starting in on ECA but my intensity definitly increased and that change in discipline and putting in more hard work are things that may also account for some of the changes documented below. The measurements that were taken were at approximately 30 day intervals within the program and not exactly (see journal).

    Also to note is that on occasion I would miss a dose or even a days worth of doses so I was not always "on" so to speak. My diet was not clean until the end -note my mention of beer and cake on different occasions so I am sure with a better eating plan things might have also gone differently. I will let you draw your own conclusions but for me it worked well and although I didnt like mixing it myself as much as I did the simplicity of taking the "old stuff" that use to be on the market it did the job.


    Statistics: Starting
    Height 71", Weight 276lbs, Neck 18", Chest 52", Gut 43", Hips 41", Arms 17.5", Thighs (6"above knee) 22.5", Calfs 18", BF 23%

    Statistics: 30 Days in
    Height 71", Weight 263lbs, Neck 18", Chest 51.5", Gut 43", Hips 43.5", Arms 17.25", Thighs (6"above knee) 24.5", Calfs 17.5", BF didnt take

    Statistics: 60 Days in
    Height 71", Weight 259lbs, Neck 18", Chest 50.5", Gut 42.5", Hips 44", Arms 18", Thighs (6"above knee) 25.5", Calfs 18", BF 22%

    Statistics: 90 Days in/ TODAY
    Height 71", Weight 246lbs, Neck 17.5", Chest 49", Gut 41", Hips 44.5", Arms 17.5", Thighs (6"above knee) 26", Calfs 17.5", BF 20%
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geometheus View Post
    1/29/2010... part 2

    ECA Update and Review:
    This is a special post that I prommised back when I started this journal for anyone interested in ECA. It has been about 12 weeks/90 days now and here are the results. I was working out before starting in on ECA but my intensity definitly increased and that change in discipline and putting in more hard work are things that may also account for some of the changes documented below. The measurements that were taken were at approximately 30 day intervals within the program and not exactly (see journal).

    Also to note is that on occasion I would miss a dose or even a days worth of doses so I was not always "on" so to speak. My diet was not clean until the end -note my mention of beer and cake on different occasions so I am sure with a better eating plan things might have also gone differently. I will let you draw your own conclusions but for me it worked well and although I didnt like mixing it myself as much as I did the simplicity of taking the "old stuff" that use to be on the market it did the job.


    Statistics: Starting
    Height 71", Weight 276lbs, Neck 18", Chest 52", Gut 43", Hips 41", Arms 17.5", Thighs (6"above knee) 22.5", Calfs 18", BF 23%

    Statistics: 30 Days in
    Height 71", Weight 263lbs, Neck 18", Chest 51.5", Gut 43", Hips 43.5", Arms 17.25", Thighs (6"above knee) 24.5", Calfs 17.5", BF didnt take

    Statistics: 60 Days in
    Height 71", Weight 259lbs, Neck 18", Chest 50.5", Gut 42.5", Hips 44", Arms 18", Thighs (6"above knee) 25.5", Calfs 18", BF 22%

    Statistics: 90 Days in/ TODAY
    Height 71", Weight 246lbs, Neck 17.5", Chest 49", Gut 41", Hips 44.5", Arms 17.5", Thighs (6"above knee) 26", Calfs 17.5", BF 20%
    Looking huge man!! Nice progress.
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    1/30/2010

    muscle_g: Thanks man!

    Today was my first day doing events training for the Highland Games so far this year. It was 35 degrees and windy and in Houston that is cold so it took some doing to get amped up for this outing. No time to sit around however because my first competition is coming up next month and I need to be ready . My training partner has been doing the HG for a long time and has set some big goals for himself and he wants to make it to Worlds for the Masters division so this should also push me to do my best. My background is I made it up to the B's by the end of last year, and my goal is to compete in the A's before the end of the season, which is October.


    HG Events Practice:
    Braemar Stone (PR 27' 6") - 24' 1" / 24' 3" / 24' 4" / 25' 4" / 26' 6" - I started out with the stone not placed right under my ear and with my stance to open but improved steadily

    Open Stone (PR 34' 7.5") - 30' 6" / 31' 6" / 30' 2" / 28' 0" / 28' 8" - I dont use the spin move or "South African" as it is often called but the glide move and for my best throw this time I used a stationary Braemar move. I need to keep my hips open and explode more into the invisible wall at the trig. For a former shot putter this is very troubling but I think many of the problems come from trying to use those old moves on this bigger uneven stone.

    Heavy Weight for Distance (PR 25' 11.5") - 24' 1" / 24' 4" / 23' 11" / 25' 8" / 25' 2" - I didnt have my thumb right on my grip and spin for the first 3 but got the feel back towards the end. I am only using a one spin and need to work on doing a two spin soon, messing around with it last year I got up to 27' 3" but it was not under control

    Light Weight for Distance (PR 46' 10") - 45' 5" / 46' 10" / 41' / 47' 2" / 47' 6" - These felt real good and I am ready for a new PR. With the temperature and getting the feel back still I think I might be able to get 50' soon. I finished last year getting 49' 8" in practices so I will get it here quick and than work on going to a two spin.

    Heavy Hammer (PR 59' 7") - 64' 10" / 68' 0" / 66' 6" / 66' 4"- handle broke no back up so didnt get to 5th throw. Throws were better than my PR last season but not in practices where I got up to 72' 6" but I need to keep in mind it was my first time out.

    Light Hammer (PR 79' 2") - 70' 0" / 76' 1" / 87' 8" / 87' 7" / 84' 8" - my elipse was bad and I was slowing down on the last roation to get my hips involved with the delivery. These will work well for B level but A I need this over 100' and my best practice last year was 92' but was wildly out of control and drifted to far left for most fields I will be competing on. Grrrrrrrr

    Caber (PR NA) - 40, 60, 70, 60 -not much gas left so no 5th attempt. No complete turns ie over 90 degrees. This caber was a big A type and at 16 ft and 110 lbs it slapped me around and called me names today I cant write in my journal.

    Sheaf (PR 18' 0") - skip today

    Weight for Height (PR 11'-0") -10' 0" / 11' 0" / 11' 6" / 11' 6" / 11' 0" -did not take time to set up towers so this was estimated by Bull. I am not happy that all my DB snatches didnt help this movement out more but it is the first time out.


    Any questions please feel free to ask. Overall things went well and it felt good to get out and hit most of the events today. I can tell some of the things I learned last year I have remembered and other things I need to remind myself how to do again.

    Randomness:
    Got a call from an old friend tonight and I could not be happier Some people drift on and off of your path and that is it. Other people you become friends with but you end up both going your own way and the relationship changes or dies entirely. The best type of friend is the one you can not talk to for months or even years and it is like you never missed a beat and the relationship is no weaker for it.
    ~G~
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    True friends operate outside of time/space and stay connected on some level for life imo.

    I first heard about the Highland Games from Gable Barber (Gabe), he would be great for you to network with concerning the event...good luck, looking forward to hearing about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    True friends operate outside of time/space and stay connected on some level for life imo.

    I first heard about the Highland Games from Gable Barber (Gabe), he would be great for you to network with concerning the event...good luck, looking forward to hearing about it.
    Thank you I will look to make contact with Gabe and network with him soon.
    ~G~
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    I was still a bit sore from HG practice. I might have been in the gym for the past few months in the off season but some of those muscles and movements just can not.. or at least I am not... duplicating in the gym. Any thoughts on ways to do that based on the equipment at my disposal (previously mentioned) please feel free to comment or drop me a PM.

    Workout:

    1/2 mile warmup fast walk

    SMR- 1 min upper, 1 min lower body

    DM- Jumping Jacks to Y-Jacks to X-Jacks to Crossovers 15
    T-Circles to I-Circles 25

    MA- T-Roll Pushups 12, Reverse Burpees 12, LYTPU w/5lb DBs 10 each,
    Inside Crescent to Outside Crescent to Roundhouse Kick- 10

    CNS- Plyo Pushups 2, 2, 2
    Medicine Ball Slams 5, 5

    Bike 15min - for a bit of cardio and a bit of warmup

    Leg Press to BW Dips to Chin-ups than a break 6 times:
    Leg Press 280*10, 340*10, 400*10 for 2 sets, 400*12, 400*15

    Dips 10 for 6 sets -toward the end I felt it in my upper spine.. not sure what that was about

    Chin-up Work- remember "-" means I didnt like my height or form on the rep
    -I stuck with 25lb DB this week
    4 for 6 sets -form was much better throughout than it was last week

    Split Squat to Rope Curls to Heavy Rows to DB Curls than a break 4 times:
    Split Squats L/R 35lb DBs*10, 50lb DBs*10 for 3 sets

    Machine Rope Curls 120*10 -pin holding wheel broke part way and was a bit of an adventure to say the least....picture me curling and a bit over half way thru the movement than suddenly *snap* first I fly back than forward I am not sure how I didnt fall or get hit in the face by the wheel when it zoomed past my ear... so I switched to the other side of the machine... so much for cable cross overs for a while, 130*8, 140*8-, 140*5

    DB Rows 50*10, (50 + 15 "monkey grip") 65*10 for 3 sets

    Std Alt DB Curls 35*10 for 4 sets -added these from previous weeks to really hit the biceps, that plus the above incident on the rope curls gave my arms a good pump


    I than went back thru and hit some stuff again, felt real good last week when I did this so what the heck...

    Leg Press 400*20, 400*20
    Dips 10, 10 - weird feeling in spine went away, have to keep an eye on that
    Chin-ups w/25 4-, 4-

    1/2 mile fast walk

    no crunches, no squats, no pushups -no crunches bc of low back tightness
    Last edited by Geometheus; 02-01-2010 at 08:56 PM.
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    Got up and got motivated today! It felt good to hit the gym early in the morning again. I have been a bit all over the place on what time of the day I make it in lately. I dont remember it being this busy this early but 'tis the season still I guess.

    Workout:..6am

    1/2 mile warmup fast walk

    SMR- skip

    DM- Jumping Jacks to Y-Jacks to X-Jacks to Crossovers 15
    T-Circles to I-Circles 25

    MA- T-Roll Pushups 12, Reverse Burpees 12, LYTPU w/5lb DBs 10 each,
    Inside Crescent to Outside Crescent to Roundhouse Kick- 5, 5

    CNS- Plyo Pushups- skip- replace with Speed Pushups 35, 25
    Medicine Ball Slams- skip

    10min treadmill 3.7mph

    Machine BP to Leg Ext to Military Press than a break 6 times:
    Machine Bench Press 175*10, 245*10, 305*10, 335*10 for 3 sets

    Leg Ext 250*10 for 5 sets, 250*14 -yeehaw

    Military Press 130*10, 135*10, 140*10, 145*10-, 150*8-, 160*6


    Farmers Walk (50lbDB+45lbDB "monkey grip" in each hand equals) 190*75ft -I am seeing a pattern with my grip on these after my Chin-up day it just gives out to quickly, I went down on the weight...
    120*225ft, 120*225ft, 140*150ft

    DB Snatches to Curls to Lat Raises than a break 4 times: -went to 4 times this week
    DB Snatches L/R 50*10, 50*8, 50*6, 50*5 -tried to make these more like a Weight for Height movement without release at the top

    DB Hammer Curls 35s*10 for 4 sets -still felt some burning in the biceps from yesterday so stuck with this weight

    Front and Side Lateral Raises 20s*10 for 4 sets


    1/2 mile fast walk to jog

    250 crunches, 50 squats, no pushups
    ~G~
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    Like the back-to-back workouts man...the only suggestion I have is the treadmill, it would serve you better to increase the time there and even incline on it if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Like the back-to-back workouts man...the only suggestion I have is the treadmill, it would serve you better to increase the time there and even incline on it if possible.
    Thank you Coke. I have tried adding in the superset/complex work because I find it keeps me interested and my heart rate up. Walking fast doesnt do it for me and although I am generally good about getting in a long walk or a long bike ride, once a week is about all I have been doing lately. In a perfect world I would do a morning and evening session but that just isnt something I am willing to do at this time. So far the weight has continued to come off but once it starts to slow down or stall out I am likely to pick up the treadmill, bike, and anything else I can to kick it up another notch.
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
    My training log.... on the way back up with new focus
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=130681

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