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  1. #26
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    4.3.11

    Pull Ups
    BW x 7 x 2
    BW x 5

    Seated Cable Rows
    100 x 3
    115 x 6 x 3

    Pushups
    BW x 25 x 2

    Scaptions
    20s x 6 x 2

    Skull Crushers
    20s x 10
    20s x 8

  2. #27
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    4.6.11

    Squats
    45 x 5
    95 x 3
    135 x 3
    175 x 4
    165 x 5 x 2
    135 x 8

    Good Mornings
    45 x 5
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    120 x 5

    Lunges
    40s x 12

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    4.7.11

    Bench
    45 x 5
    95 x 5
    145 x 5 x 2
    145 x 4

    DB Shoulder Press
    40s x 6
    40s x 5 x 3

    Dips
    BW + 20 x 8
    BW + 20 x 6

    Alternating DB Curls
    35s x 10
    30s x 14
    Last edited by bloodybob; 04-07-2011 at 03:59 PM.

  4. #29
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    Took yesterday off because my family was in town. Went for a nice 3 mile hike because it is apparently SUMMER now in Tennessee! Got back into the gym today

    4.10.11

    Rack Pull
    45 x 5

    Deads
    115 x 5
    165 x 3
    180 x 5 x 2

    Step Ups
    45s x 10 x 2

    Cable Pull Throughs
    115 x 8
    117.5 x 10

    Seated Calf Raise
    135 x 6 x 2
    Last edited by bloodybob; 04-10-2011 at 01:29 PM.

  5. #30
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    A bit lame today.

    4.13.11

    Squats
    45 x 5
    135 x 5
    175 x 5 x 2
    155 x 6

    Good Mornings
    65 x 5
    95 x 5
    115 x 5

    Lunges
    35s x 10
    40s x 10

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    So with my semester coming to a close, feeling like I'm stalling a tad, and Chris Mason taking the WBB 1.1 routine off this site... I think it's time to look for a new routine!
    I've heard Madcow is a good, simple routine for someone at my level. Anyone have any thoughts?

  7. #32
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    Eh... not sure how I feel about squatting 3x a week.
    Maybe HCT-12?

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    4.15.11

    Bench
    45 x 5
    95 x 5
    140 x 5
    145 x 6
    145 x 5

    DB Shoulder Press
    40s x 6
    40s x 5 x 2

    Dips
    +20 x 8 x 2

    DB Curls
    35s x 10

    Workout was lame because I am having some weird back-of-head pain, which I am going to go start a thread about in the BB section.

    Also, the real reason I feel like I am stalling is because I am not eating enough, not because I am used up on this routine (stuck at 167 lbs for a few weeks now). However, I would like to start on Madcow regardless, as soon as I can sort out this pain issue.

  9. #34
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    4.23.11

    Deadlift
    45 x ?
    95 x 6
    135 x 6
    155 x 6

    Chin Ups
    BW x 10
    BW x 8

    Bent Over Rows
    45 x 8
    65 x 7

    Working back into the gym slowly. No head pain today, so I'm feeling confident I can resume lifting as normal. I'm gonna try and learn to do a good bent-over row this week, because I'd like to start Madcow which calls for BB rows. Today's were shit... I was feeling it more in my arms than in my backs. Gonna go get mah research on

  10. #35
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    4.25.11

    Squats
    45 x 5
    95 x 7
    155 x 5
    155 x 8

    Skull Crushers
    15s x 8
    20s x 8
    20s x 8

    Just sorta continuing with an unstructured gym week... very last rep of my squat caused a bit of that head pain, so I immediately switched over to tricep work. Ugh.

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    4.27.11

    Dips
    BW x 8
    +20 x 8
    +20 x 8
    +25 x 9

    Standing Shoulder Press
    35s x 6
    40s x 4 failed on 5th rep
    35s x 6
    35s x 5

    Messed around more with bent over rows. Worked up to 95 lbs. My seated cable row is around 115. Is this a reasonable transfer?

    Kinda pissed my shoulder press was so weak. I don't know if it was doing the dips first, or that I'm not using creatine, or that I haven't really worked my shoulders in 12 days?

  12. #37
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    Finally back!
    Signed up at a shitty commercial gym today for the summer. I'll be using HCT-12 (ish) because of the flexibility it allows with exercises, since oftentimes it can be hard to get the equipment you want right away at this gym.
    ANYWAY. I've been on a bit of a break, so strength and weight have sank a little bit... hopefully I'll be back where I was in no time. Pretty low volume today, since I'm easing into both back into the gym and into HCT-12

    5.9.11
    Low incline DB Press
    20s x 10
    35s x 10
    50s x 10

    Standing Shoulder Press
    30s x 8
    35s x 6 x 2

    Cable Rows
    100 x 6
    105 x 6

    Pull Ups
    BW x 6 x 2

    Skull Crushers
    20s x 10
    25s x 4 (fail on 5th rep)

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    Nice idea, switching to HCT-12, it's a good routine and I'm sure you'll make great gains on it.
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    Thanks Gazzy. The success you've been having with it was definitely a factor in turning me on to it. Just gotta get the food in to grow!

    5.10.11
    Deadlift
    135 x 6
    155 x 6
    165 x 6

    Leg Press (a cable-machine variation, the real one was taken )
    150 x 10
    170 x 6
    190 x 6

    Calf Raise
    140 x 5 x 2
    110 x 10

    EZ Bar Curls
    40 x 10
    50 x 8
    50 x 10



    Also worth noting: I'm sippin' on some Maximus after brushing my teeth. It makes the taste mint chocolate chip. Badass!
    Last edited by bloodybob; 05-10-2011 at 12:49 PM.

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    Screwed up today and went to the gym on an empty stomach... oh well. I picked a bad time too, and it was too crowded.

    5.13.11

    Standing Shoulder Press
    25s x 10
    35s x 6
    40s x 6

    Flat DB Bench
    30s x 10
    45s x 6
    55s x 6

    Pulls Ups (whichever one is palms away, I get mixed up)
    BW x 6
    BW x 6

    Cable Row
    105 x 6
    105 x 6

    Skull Crushers
    20s x 8
    25s x 6
    Last edited by bloodybob; 05-13-2011 at 06:23 PM.

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    Nice session.

    Yep. Pull ups is palms facing away. Chin-ups is palms facing toward yourself.

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    ^thanks Tom, still working my way back up

    Squats felt harrrd today. Got a long way to go.

    5.14.11

    Squats
    95 x 6
    135 x 6
    155 x 6
    160 x 6

    Rack Pulls
    135 x 6
    155 x 6
    175 x 6

    Calf Raise
    110 x 8
    110 x 7
    110 x 6

    EZ Bar Curls
    50 x 10
    60 x 6 x 2

  18. #43
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    After tomorrow's lower body workout, it's time to stop being a pussy and add in a little more volume on these two setters I've been doing...

    5.16.11

    Flat DB Bench (feet up)
    25s x 10
    45s x 8
    55s x 7 (fail on 8)
    55s x 6

    Standing Shoulder Press
    35s x 6
    40s x 6
    40s x 6

    Pull Ups
    BW x 7
    BW x 6

    DB Rows
    35s x 6
    40s x 6

    Skull Crushers
    25s x 6
    25s x 5 (failed on 6)
    Last edited by bloodybob; 05-21-2011 at 01:07 PM. Reason: feet up

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    Lower back is fried!

    5.18.11

    Deadlift
    135 x 6
    155 x 6
    175 x 6 x 2

    Leg Press (the real thing. gotta get used to using this machine, I'm a little awkward on it)
    180 x 6
    200 x 6 x 2

    Calf Raise
    110 x 6
    120 x 6 x 2

    EZ Bar Curls
    50 x 12 x 2
    50 x 10

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    5.21.11

    DB Bench (feet up)
    25s x 10
    45s x 10
    55s x 8
    Went for 60s after this, but couldn't get them up :/
    55s x 7


    Standing Shoulder Press
    35s x 8
    40s x 6 x 2

    Pull Ups
    BW x 7
    BW x 6

    One Arm DB Rows
    40s x 6 x 3

    Skull Crushers
    25s x 6 x 2

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    5.22.11

    Squats
    95 x 6
    135 x 6
    165 x 6
    175 x 6

    Rack Pulls Last week I set the pins at mid shin, today I tried knee level.
    135 x 6
    225 x 6 x 2

    Calf Raises
    110 x 6
    120 x 6 x 2

    EZ Bar Curls
    50 x 10
    60 x 8
    60 x 6

  22. #47
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    Pretty quick rest times today, I was eager to get outta there.

    For dinner, my dad made this soup that was peanut butter, sweet potato, salsa, chick peas, zucchini and cumin... and was actually very very tastey.

    5.24.11

    Incline DB Bench Press
    25s x 10
    40s x 10
    50s x 6 x 2

    Standing DB Shoulder Press
    35s x 6
    40s x 6
    40s x 5 (fail on 6. incline bench got to my shoulders/i am weak)

    Chin Ups (switching to these due to mchica/offroad/Tom in a BB section thread)
    BW x 8
    BW x 7

    DB Rows
    35s x 6 x 2
    40s x 6 (shit form. Damn article)

    Dips
    BW x 10 x 2

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    5.25.11

    Deadlift
    135 x 6
    175 x 6 x 2

    Leg Press
    200 x 6
    220 x 6
    230 x 6

    Calf Raise
    120 x 6 x 3

    EZ Bar Curls
    50 x 6
    someone ran off with the 60, so I went to...

    DB Curls (per arm)
    30s x 8
    30s x 6

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    I need to progress on deadlifts, I know.
    I did some reading this week and realized that I've been using too much chest and not enough hip in the movement, so hopefully this form improvement will help the lift go up.
    Last edited by bloodybob; 05-25-2011 at 05:49 PM.

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    Nice progress with your squatting.

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