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    Good lookin workout!

    I know what you mean with the lazy boss. That blows, its hard to get motivated.
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    Well to start todays entry off......today was a hell of a lot better than yesterday, thats for sure. Ill get into that later.

    Workout:

    Romanian Deadlifts:

    225 x 3
    215 x 4
    205 x 5
    235 x 3
    225 x 4
    215 x 5

    See Special Questions section.

    Good Mornings:

    95 x 8
    115 x 8
    125 x 8

    See Special Questions section.

    Lunges:

    35's x 12
    35's x 12
    35's x 12

    All I have to see about these were they "hit the spot".

    Dips:

    BW x 2
    BW x 2
    BW x 2
    BW x 2
    BW x 2

    These felt harder than last time but I enjoyed the challenge, I love when my instincts tell me I cant do it but then I do it anyway.

    Cable PressDowns:

    80 x 8
    90 x 8
    90 x 8

    PWO shake:

    Almost the same as yesterday:
    It contained:
    -2 cups Skim milk
    -2 Scoops of Whey
    -.25 cuts oats(was .5 yesterday)
    -2 tablespoons hershey chocolate syrup
    Cals: 660
    Fat: 6 g
    Carb: 71 g
    Protein: 59 g

    Once again, great taste.

    My help with cutting:
    -Dextrose is due to arrive this wednesday from supplementdirect.

    Special Questions:
    -With RDL's, is it common to not feel them them so muchin in the hamstrings and feel a little in the back?
    -Not sure of my form with good mornings, bars seems to keep going onto neck, and im not sure but AM I SUPPOSED TO STICK MY ASS OUT, OR JUST HAVE MY CHEST GO DOWN?


    So overall I am feeling a lot better today, just gotta get rid of this cold and this annoying pimple

    Tommorow I weigh myself, so anyone interested in my weight can be happy, or sad with me tommorow.

    Peace.
    Last edited by Con; 07-24-2006 at 08:01 AM.
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    With the RDL's your always gonna feel that in your lower back (think thats what your talking about) just a little bit tho. If its really sore, I would check your form.

    I found the best GM form is my lower body looks just like RDL's (knees slightly bent, back straight, ass out). Really squeeze the bar with your shoulders, then bend over. It takes a little while to get these down. FORM first then add weight.

    How do you like the wave format?
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    Ok thans ddeg, I feel them only a little in my back(the RDL's) and Ill make sure I get form down next time(think it might be ok, but just wanted an opinion).

    I actually like the wave thing, its something different and for some reason the less reps with higher weights just feels more comforting than trying to increase weight and having to do 5 reps(5 x 5).

    I would reccomend it from just how I feel When i dot it. But as for results, its only my first week so cant tell of any strength gains Ive got, but ill make sure I mention that in like 2 or 3 weeks.
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    I know there are times you ask certain questions, but you're doing very well with it all learning as you go...great way to stay moving in the right direction with those lunges, GM's and deads.
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the support as always.

    Well last night I went to uncles house, and as usualy hes talkin bout gettin in shape and when I gave advise it was the usualy response: "Nah man, I dont need a gym, all I need to do is do some pushups, situps and some bicep curls."

    As usual its kinda sad since I know he will waste time and energy, but I wont let it get to me like last time.

    Current Weight:
    So last night I kept to my diet, and this morning I had to eat something before I weighed myself. I ate 4 eggs and about an hour later I weighed in...........176..........I remember someone saying something about weight fluctuation but whats up?!?!?!?!

    Well Ill have to use the mirror and get some calipers with my next paycheck.

    So thats monday, on wednesday I plan on trying to set a PR on Deads, usuing the double wave loading. Cant wait

    Till next time, peace out guys.
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    yeah dude it pisses me off when people think that is working out, but let it beeeeeeeeeeeee let it beeeeeeeee. good luck on the dead PR you should own that.
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    Yea, i can do 225 for reps, but im just not sure how much higher I can go, but everyone will know on wednesday.

    Thanks for the vote of confidence.
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    keep up the good work man. you're doing great. bodyweight will fluctuate, mostly it has to do with how much fluids you retain. best time to weigh is in the morning. good luck with the PR on wednesday
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    Whew.......todays been ruff and its not even 12 yet.

    I wasnt planning on posting today since its my off day and they tend to be broing but I have changed my mind for today.

    I am really wondering how can you find out if you have a food intolerance/allergy/whatever you wanna call it.

    I was eating my second meal of the day and it good and all, but after I was done I had a feeling of fullness that turned to pain. My stomache was grumbling and groaning and just felt like bubling. Over the next hour I had 5 bowel movements, is this a sign of food intolerance/allergy?

    Ill list what I had today, maybe it will help:
    -3 eggs
    -fried onions
    -friend green pepper
    -Whey in a cup of milk
    -Brocolli
    -chicken in a can

    Any ideas?
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    broccoli usually makes me crap like mad.
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    I think most food allergies are usually some kind of skin irritation/throat or mouth swelling etc. Sounds like you just had to crap? I wouldn't worry about it too much, unless it becomes a consistent problem.
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    Wow thats crazy, how much broccoli did you eat?
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    I had a total of 3 cups including the second and 3rd meal. I probably had about 2 cups of the 3 right before it all happened. It was crazy, out of nowhere these pains came, but now i do feel much better.

    What first enetered my mind was milk and the whey. I havent had milk in a while and just started taking whey but ill see how it goes in the next couple of days.

    2 things id like to mention:

    -Im slow and didnt look into the date in my e-mail. Dextrose will be here thrusday so I wont be using it until saturday.

    -Cant wait for the deads tommorow. My cousin will probably go with me, and spot me on bench so I can get an accurate reading on where I am at. Ill fill you guys in tommorow morning
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    Could be the milk, i've had this happen to me too in the past. Probably a little too much of something, it'll be alright.
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    Yep, it was fine afterward, wanna thankyou guys for comforting me in my time of need. Now its party time!!!!

    Workout:
    Before you read the numbers I have a question, when doing off the floor deads should you consider bring the weight off the floor a rep?

    Deadlifts:
    245 x 3(PR)
    235 x 4
    225 x 5

    This is where the question comes in, all these are without considering brining the weight from the floor a rep.

    255 x 2(PR)
    245 x 3
    235 x 4

    DB Rows:

    50's x 8
    50's x 8
    50's x 8

    I liked usuing the 50's, had a lot more control and felt it a bit more as a result.

    BB Bench:

    145 x 3
    145 x 4
    135 x 5
    155 x 3 (PR)MY spot had his fingertips on the bar, and I doubt he helped much so I gave myself the 3rd rep.
    145 x 3
    135 x 4

    Incline DB PRess:

    45 x 8
    45 x 8
    45 x 8

    All these were a challenge and I had a hard time locking out on reps 6-8

    3 sets of Calves
    3 sets of weighted crunches with a 35

    Special Questions:
    -Only one I have today is something I mention earlier, does bringing the weight off the floor count as a rep when doing deadlifts?

    I also thinkin putting a set of forearms into my workout on leg day. During the deadlifts, my grip gave out before my back did.

    Well Thanks for reading guys, today was awesome. Love the workout. Felt so
    Last edited by Con; 07-26-2006 at 07:47 AM.
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    Great workout Con!

    I generally count the first deadlift pull as a rep, but I typically have the weight touch ground before pulling anyways. I do not let it rest though. Just touch then pull again.

    Also, i generally consider my deadlifts to be my forearm exercise Deadlifts just rock too much
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    No doubt, cut back on the milk just in case you are lactose intolerant...I'd mix it with water and sometimes add in some Lactaid milk (warning, expensive stuff imo)...otherwise doing ace, good pr's - nice numbers overall.

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    Hey Eszekial, nice to see someone new here. I will probably count pulling the weight from the floor as a rep, see how its the hardest damn part and ofcourse deads do rock

    Cocoa-Well thing is before I was drinking several cups of milka day and was fine, but after tommorow my milk intake will be very low, so ill see if it happens again.

    Thanks for visiting!
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    Good numbers and PRs Nick. I also count the first pull as a rep.
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    8/23/06 - 153lb, N/A BF

    Lifts and PRs
    Dead 215x4 (4/24/06), 255x1 (5/22/06), 295x1 (8/23/06), 315x1 (11/24/06)
    Squat 185x4 (4/19/06), 235x3 (5/31/06), 275x1 (8/21/06), 315x1 (10/25/06)
    Bench 135x5 (4/24/06), 160x3 (5/22/06), 145x3 (8/23/06)

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    Congrats on the PR's. You've been talking about it all week so way to come through!

    Like the others said Count that first pull. Keep it up bro!
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    Workout:

    Squats:
    195 x 3
    185 x 4
    175 x 5
    205 x 3(PR)
    195 x 4
    185 x 5

    Leg press:

    3pps x 8
    3pps x 8
    3pps x 8

    Might add like 25's to each side next time.

    Leg Curl:

    70 x 8
    70 x 8
    70 x 8

    Drank some water before workout and felt better with these. So ill drink a little more next time.

    Atlernating Bicep Curl:

    40 x 3
    35 x 4
    30 x 5
    45 x .798459674-----> Form was horrible and and I just barely got 1
    40 x 4
    35 x 5

    So I know to have 40's as my limit for now.

    Hammer Curls:

    25 x 8
    25 x 8
    25 x 8

    Random Section:

    -Unfortuantely my patns for work felt tight again last night but I aint sweatin it, unless they completely stop fitting or maybe mom shrunk em!

    -Beautiful day, when I was walking to gym it was kinda cool out and there
    was a breeze. Nice day

    -Anyone ever heard of Eric Van LustBader? Good author and if youre intersted in reading, then read The ninja, then the miko(sequel to ninja)

    -Saturday will be usuing dex for first time and might get to work out with my history teacher, well see what happens.

    Dumbell-Thanks man, ill start couting the firts pull as a rep now.

    ddeg-Yea I was thinkin about it, like It kept going through my mind at work and while just sittin around...."How high do u think u can go nick". I started obsessing

    So i had a good start to my day. Gonna rest and enjoy my day off from the gym and work tommorow.

    Till later, peace out.
    Last edited by Con; 07-27-2006 at 07:58 AM.
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    Gonna have to throw out the old clothes soon enough here, lol...looking dangerous, 2pps squats are not far away.
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    Maybe If I was bulkin, but at the moment im in a cut(seems more like a recomposition with the weight fluctuations) but one day, I will consume lots of calories and be happy with it
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    Not fitting in your old clothes is the best part
    Nice lifting nick!
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    8/23/06 - 153lb, N/A BF

    Lifts and PRs
    Dead 215x4 (4/24/06), 255x1 (5/22/06), 295x1 (8/23/06), 315x1 (11/24/06)
    Squat 185x4 (4/19/06), 235x3 (5/31/06), 275x1 (8/21/06), 315x1 (10/25/06)
    Bench 135x5 (4/24/06), 160x3 (5/22/06), 145x3 (8/23/06)

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