Upper Body- weak workout today
Military Press-- been at least a month and a half so i experimented with grips
Chinups (should have done more on first 3 sets)
4 (wide grip)
Flat DB Bench
55 lb DBs x 10
55 lb DBs x 8
45 lb DB x 8 (1 armed per arm)
35 lb DB x 10 (1 armed per arm)
Chest Supported Rows
did 1 set of lat pulldowns
Reverse Grip Bench
115x5 (felt weird)
115x3 CGBP (not feelin it)
Incline DB Curls
15 lb DBs x 10
15 lb DBs x 8
20 lb DBs x 10 (hammer curls)
22x10 (1 armed)
Squat/Hang Clean/Front Squat/RDL x 8 per @ 65 lbs
set of BB Shrugs, but stopped since tomorrow might be deadlift day
Comments: Not a great workout- felt weak all around. Military felt ok, but it wasn't bad enough to stop me from doing them. I think my warmups have been helping. Everything else was pretty bad- not much else to say here.
That workout must have taken so long, and to finish off with complexes is crazy.
The progress pics look good. Also, how was your shoulder feeling on the presses?
Strong chest in the pics.
Your military is catching up to mine. Damn you!
I want to start off with my comments before my #s today...
If i were to judge today's workout solely based off numbers, it wouldn't be good. However, today i learned something at the gym. I left with a strange feeling, thinking of what I would type up in my log once i got home; it has somehow managed to escape me after making a shake and showering, but what i do remember it was a hell of a feeling. I went into the gym today hyped up to go for a new deadlift 1RM. I cruised through every warmup set- 135, 185, 225, 275, 315, and even 355 flew up (previous RM was 365). As a lot of you know, I pride myself on my good deadlift form, and today was the best form i've ever used. I consciously made sure that every part of my body locked out simultaneously with one another. I thrusted my hips through like it was the day before my death and i was ****ing megan fox- i gripped the bar like i was holding onto a cliff with an infinite drop. I basically learned something that I've been told before. I learned that each session is inconsequential on its own. Today, even though I knew i could have hit something more than 365 had i gone for it before 355, I didn't care. If I learn something new every time i go to the gym, who cares if i reach new PRs in every lift? Lifting is very confusing and there are so many factors that go into separating a good workout from a bad workout, and most people who take it seriously don't seem to realize that there is a hell of a lot more than adding weight to the bar and hitting "PRs".
Not sure if that makes sense since I typed it up really fast and i have a splitting headache, but i hope it does. Anyways,
365x0 (not much rest after 385, dumb)
315x4-- stupid grip
Bulgarian Split Squats
35 lb DBs x 8- PR 3x8
35 lb DBs x 8
35 lb DBs x 8
40 lb DBs x 10
40 lb DBs x 10
40 lb DBs x 10
Called it a day.
Deadlifts are definitley hit or miss.
last workout at the home gym......... was too hungover to lift tuesday (also mad busy) so i did upper body day today. Nothing noteworthy besides a 75 x 3 x 5 DB Row PR.
Off to college today!!!! good luck to everyone reading and i hope you meet your goals in the near future. Cya all when i come back on breaks
been thinking of wbb while i've been at school, just haven't logged on.......... I've been getting bigger and lifting everyday (probably not optimal, but i ****ing love it). My weight has shot up to 177.4, but i hurt my leg so i haven't been able to squat that much.... DL i'm going up 5 lbs per week from 315- got 340x3x3 almost with ease last workout (current RM = 365) and 170x2 sets x 3 reps of bench followed by just 170x1 (current RM = 185).
My size has mostly increased, strength has a little bit. I've been sooooooo preoccupied with work and it's been a challenge, but i'm doin real well. My lowest grade on anything has been an 80, and school definitely comes first. Have aspirations of making deans list, getting a 405 DL, and 225 BN this semester... not sure when it ends, but if i hit a 405 DL and 225 BN afterward (it looks hard right now), i won't be disappointed.
school definitely SHOULD come first, i struggle with that at times.
you'll get a 225 bench for sure, but the end of the semester is closing fast.
how's the squat?
glad to hear everything is progressing well and that you're focusing on the right things
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Glad to see you post an update! It's also good to see that you have your priorities in the right order. Also, that's a nice weight gain from when you started your journal.
Thanks guys! chevelle- you're right in that a 225 bench by the end of the semester will be tough, and probably unrealistic. i'm definitely going to go for it though. I'll probably check my 1RMs pretty soon, maybe after this little 4 day break i have i'll go back and check my Bench/Deadlift
I hurt my quad playing basketball (something i've been doing quite frequently), so i took a 3 week layoff on legs all together. When it felt better, i ran for the first time in probably a year and managed 3 miles in 24 minutes, so that wasn't too bad. I'm going to go up slowly, but steadily on squats.
good to see you back man, how you liking college?
those seem like good realistic goals man, you should be good for it with good training
And more importantly, how's the puss?
I'd like to see a breakdown of your program right now. I'm betting you have the strength to get that 225 bench, but you may be overtrained right now. How much pressing are you doing a week?
Oh, and knock off that running crap haha. . Unless it's sprints I don't think it's helping your gains much.
I have been training basically everyday.. but don't plan on doing so forever. I'm waiting until i stall out, because as of now this has really been working regardless of what most people generally suggest. I've gotten bigger and stronger, and my diet has been more on par minus alcohol.
I've been doing:
and deloaded a few times when i knew my body needed a rest.... pressing movements i do are Flat BB (been switching off with DB every other session and adding 5 lbs to BB), Incline DB, Military, and sometimes light decline pressing.
That routine looks decent. Could I see a set/rep breakdown as well as exercises? I'm curious.
Where you at J?