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    Nice Tabata work... I keep wanting to do it but wimp out!
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    *YAWWWWWWWWWWN*

    Workout:

    BB Bench:
    165 x 5
    165 x 5
    165 x 5
    165 x 4
    165 x 3---was going for 4, but I had to rack it early on the ascent.

    DB walking lunge:
    70 x 6
    70 x 6
    75 x 3---looked these are never used. No type of grip, and I was already tired.

    Seated Row:
    90 x dunno---was working on form after reading lyles newsletter
    100 x 8
    100 x 10

    Decline Situps:
    BW+45 x 8
    BW+50 x 8---more of a decline, gonna stick with this angle

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    ddeg - Thanks. They both were very rewarding. And I think I would did better with music. Just got it on my Ipod, and it was hopin to race around the track with it blastin in my ears.

    Rock - Lol, the first times are the hardest. And look at it this way, after the first time, you are probably almost guaranteed to improve.

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    Well I was suppoed to work today. No go. I was also very tired. I was tryin to get some sleep before hittin the gym, but that was another no go. I decided to just go becuase if i waited until later, I probably would have been in the gym with all the fag boys jerking eachother off and lifting their shirts in the mirror.

    My weight is at 183.4(-3.4 pounds). I guess this is good, still moving in the right direction for my goals. Guess I should be happierd but Im not, wanna move more weight.

    Im coming to terms again. I wanna look good, but I gotta put the work in. Consistency.....................................
    Complication breeds desperation.

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    Nice workouts Con...
    Always.. always.. always keep good form on DLs.. no reason to do them wrong.. and develop a bad habit.. or worst, hurt something. As you get stronger, this is even more important...

    BTW.. where was the pain on the Side Bends?? How much weight were you doing? And have you ever tried Saxon Side Bends?

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    Bear - Thanks for bringin them up. The pain seems to be in my middle back. I was usuing 65's(might need to go lower). What are saxon side bends?

    Thanks for stopping by.
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    look at the exercise list/descriptions

    saxon side bends are like 3 or 4 down...they're great

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    Things are looking awesome in here Con and nice one on the wlking lunges that's some good weight
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    Nice workout Con.

    Just keep pushin hard. Your hard work is paying off!
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    Good workout man especially since you were tired. Keep it up

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    http://www.fullfitness.net/routines/...lit_squat.html
    you can even do them without the bench in the squat rack
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
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    Horrible day...

    Workout:

    Squats:
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    185 x 5
    205 x 4

    BB Row:
    95 x 8
    105 x 8
    115 x 7

    Dips:
    BW x 5
    BW x 5
    BW x 5
    BW x 5
    BW x 6

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    king - Thanks for the link, will try em next workout.

    ddeg - Appreciate the motivation as always.

    dblock - Yea, Im very rarely not tired these days. So being tired during my workouts(its usualy at its worst when I workout) is nothing new.

    GF - Thanks for the compliment and the link. Appreciate it.

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    Well things definately seem horrible. Workout didnt help my mood much since it was ass. I Guess not eating for 9 hours, and rushing through my squat sets didnt help me. My hip also felt wierd.

    This is what my day consisted of....

    Nick: "Uggg, I hate how I look somedays".
    Nick's Alter Ego: "Shut up, you did this to yourself, and you know it"
    Nick: "I know, and im tryin to fix it".
    Nick's Alter Ego: "No, you are trying to half ass some strength gains in hopes of recomping".
    Nick: "Thats what ive been told to do, and it seems pretty sensible".
    Nick's Alter Ego: "You know you couldnt care less if you couldnt even lift a weight, as long as you had a nice physique".
    Nick: "As true as that may be, I need to get strong".
    Nick's Alter Ego: "So do it".
    Nick: "Im trying but progress is slow when I dont wanna gain weight and possibly muscle".
    Nick's Alter Ego: "Why dont you want to gain weight".
    Nick: I have enough fat as it is".
    Nick's Alter Ego: "You arent really that fat, you just lack decent muscle mass".

    Then seeing these built guys at the gym wasnt helping my thought process either.

    OH boy, I feel a fck up coming.

    Im gonna finish my refeed and figure out what the hell is up with me tommorow.
    Last edited by Con; 05-23-2007 at 10:09 PM.
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    So one bad day, in how many good ones?

    This is one day bro, pick your head up and move on to tomorrow.
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    Workout:

    Deads:
    205 x 5
    215 x 3---back rounded on 4th rep

    Chins:
    BW x 4
    BW x 3
    BW x 2

    OHP:
    95 x 6
    100 x 4

    Pitiful..............

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    Unmotivated, tired, and sick. Then on top of all that, the crappy workout. Dunno what im gonna do. Everything feels like crap right now.
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    Workout:

    Sprints on the track:
    10 second sprint - 50 second walk/rest
    8 cycles

    First two cycles felt great, really powerful. On the 3rd I could feel a definte drop in performance. The last one, I was just plain out of gas

    Run 1 Lap: 1:26.66--Less than 1 second PR

    Kinda sad about this. I felt really good with this. Thought I was going at a great pace but I was only very slightly better. Ohwell.

    Walk three laps.

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    Guess this is kinda cool. I feel better mentally but I am still kinda under the weather. Had a horrible stomache pain a few minutes ago. Not good but this seems to happen one every few weeks/months. I remember reporting this a long time back in my journal, so maybe its my body ridding itself of bs. Dunno.
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    sprints suck con, but nice job! lol
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    Lol, its a different beast your hairy Italian!!!!!!

    Trust me, I still got the aspirations to tackle that strength beast.

    Speakin of that, did you read the thing about the open invitation from rhodes?
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    A PR is a PR. Once you get into better shape, the improvements aren't as large.

    All of these subpar workouts have come while you arn't feeling 100%, nice work!
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    ddeg - Yea, its just that I seriously thought I had a big PR coming up. But the clock doesnt lie. Ohwell, guess its a good sign and possibly a bad sign. MY training seems to be affecting my mood... ...who'da thunk it...

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    Well nothing really new. My weight was 181.2 yesterday and 184.6(+ 1.2 pounds). Interesting these weight fluctuations, but im pretty sure I know why, so I dont really care.

    Im taking a few additional days off, and then Im rearranging my routine. Lower volume and increased recovery are the main goals.

    Later guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post

    Pitiful..............

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    Unmotivated, tired, and sick. Then on top of all that, the crappy workout. Dunno what im gonna do. Everything feels like crap right now.
    Sounds to me like you need a break. If you're feeling run down, stay out of the gym for a week, regroup, and go back when you're over being sick. Ease into your workouts. Oh, and on chins, try neutral grip- it's a variation that did wonders for me: I went from a 6 rep max to 10 reps in a matter of 2-3 weeks. Once you reach 8-10 reps or so, strap on 10lbs and see what that does for you. I'm loving weighted pullups now- didn't even dream a few months ago that I'd be doing them this year.

    For now, though, get your rest. Seems like your body is screaming for a time out.
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    The sprints, running and even walking are good conditioning tools in your arsenal dude...changing things around with your workouts doesn't sound like a bad idea.

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