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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?

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    Derek's Journal

    I've been doing a "normal' bodybuilding routine for a few years now. I've had good results, but I feel like my conditioning is lacking. I'm going to try to mix up my routine a little with some metcon/crossfit type stuff in addition to some 5x5's with compound movements. I was looking through Anthony's journal and was kind of inspired, so we'll see where this takes me.
    I'm 6'1", 203lbs.
    Last edited by Derek0321; 04-21-2007 at 05:13 AM.

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    Yesterday I did legs.
    Squats
    4 sets of 25 reps 205 lbs

    This damn near killed me, and it kinda made me realize I need to work on my conditioning.

    4/9/07
    BW 203
    Todays training I got off the Crossfit website.

    Handstand pushups and chins

    30 HSPU
    10 Chins
    20 HSPU
    20 Chins
    10 HSPU
    30 Chins

    I did the HSPU's on a smith machine bar, and all the chins were dead hangs. I finished at 16:38, which seemed pretty slow.
    Last edited by Derek0321; 04-19-2007 at 08:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek0321 View Post
    Yesterday I did legs.
    Squats
    4 sets of 25 reps 205 lbs

    This damn near killed me, and it kinda made me realize I need to work on my conditioning.

    Todays training I got off the Crossfit website.

    Handstand pushups and chins

    30 HSPU
    10 Chins
    20 HSPU
    20 Chins
    10 HSPU
    30 Chins

    I did the HSPU's on a smith machine bar, and all the chins were dead hangs. I finished at 16:38, which seemed pretty slow.
    60 hand stand pushups jesus christ nice job
    Height: 6'4 Weight: Sh_i_t Happens Age: 20

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    4/10/07
    Weight 204

    Deadlift
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 x 5

    Military Press
    95 x 10
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    155 x 5
    155 x 5
    155 x 5

    Pull Ups
    BW + 45 x 5
    BW + 45 x 5
    BW + 45 x 5
    BW + 45 x 5
    BW + 45 x 5

    Everything was light, especially the military presses, but I wanted to start it off easy so I can continue adding weight each workout.
    Last edited by Derek0321; 04-19-2007 at 08:43 AM.

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    Solid shot man, good start with the 5 x 5.

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    Yesterday I was doing some muscle ups on rings. I kinda felt something tear in my shoulder and I had trouble lifting my arm after that. I went to the doc and was told I might have torn my rotator cuff. So yea that sucks. Warm up before you do muscle ups. So obviously I did'nt do any upper body today, and I'm going to let my shoulder rest for awhile. But it definitly won't keep me out of the gym.

    4/11/07
    Weight 205

    Squats
    10x135
    5x225
    5x275
    5x295
    5x295
    5x295
    5x295

    Then I did a metcon type workout. It was 3 rounds as fast as I could:
    25 Box jumps (24")
    25 Back exstensions
    30 Situps
    Forgot to time it.

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    Too bad about the torn rotator cuff, good deal on not letting it get you down.

    Nice leg work and training rounds.
    Last edited by Coke; 04-12-2007 at 06:12 AM.

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    4/12/07
    BW 204

    T-bar row
    10x45
    5x90
    5x115
    5x115
    5x115
    5x115
    5x115

    Bench Press
    10x135
    5x185
    5x185
    5x205
    5x205
    5x205


    My rotator cuff feels alot better, so I'm pretty sure it's not a tear. I still have some pain so I went really light today. Hopefully Ill be good in a week or so.

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    Fine, concentrated effort on those two movements bro.

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    4/14/07
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    Crossfit WOD "Helen"

    Three rounds for time:
    Run 400 meters
    55 lb DB X 21 swings
    12 Pull-ups

    12:57

    No problem on the DB swings and pull-ups, but the sprints smoked me. I think I'm going to start integrating crossfit more, because my endurence is obviously lacking. I'm thinking about doing a Max Effort (ME) day, then a crossfit day throughout the week.

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    4/15/05
    BW 203

    Deadlift
    5x285
    5x285
    5x285
    5x285
    5x285

    Military press
    5x155
    5x165
    5x165
    5x165
    5x165

    Weighted pull-ups
    5x45
    5x50
    5x50
    5x50
    5x50

    Push jerk
    5x95
    5x115
    5x135
    5x135
    5x135

    Did some 5x5's, my shoulder felt ok today but I was still careful. Some friends were doing push jerks, so I got in on some of that. Deadlifts were light but I can tell I'm going to need some chalk if I go much heavier.

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    Nice crossfit training and 5 x 5 workout.

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    4/17/07
    BW 200

    Squat
    275x5
    295x5
    305x5
    305x5
    305x5
    305x5

    T-bar rows
    5x135
    5x160
    5x160
    5x160
    5x160
    5x160

    Bench press
    5x205
    5x215
    5x215
    5x215
    5x215
    5x215

    I've had a pretty bad head cold for a few days. My body weight is down as a result. I made myself go to the gym, and once I got started it wasn't too bad.

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    4/18/07
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    Crossfit WOD

    Three rounds for time of:
    Row 500 meters
    75 pound Hang power snatch, 21 reps

    Note: No rowing machine so I subbed 50 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls with 45 lbs.

    Time: 17:55

    I think my time would have been alot better with a rower, because those SDHP's really smoked me. I felt fine on the hang power snatch.
    Last edited by Derek0321; 04-19-2007 at 08:41 AM.

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    Good job with the back-to-back efforts of training with those big 3 movements and the crossfit.

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    4/19/07
    BW 201

    Pull-ups
    5xBW+44 lbs
    5xBW+44 lbs
    5xBW+44 lbs
    3XBW+52 lbs
    3xBW+64 lbs
    3xBW+64 lbs
    1xBW+77 lbs
    1xBW+88 lbs
    1XBW+100 lbs
    (Numbers are odd because I was using Kilos)

    Ring dips
    4 sets of 8 reps

    I was planning on doing some deadlifts and military press today but my shoulders and traps are smoked from yesterdays crossfit.

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    4/21/07
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    Crossfit WOD
    "Lynne"

    Five rounds for max reps of:
    Body weight bench press
    Pull-ups

    (BP, PU)
    1) 16, 27
    2) 12, 20
    3) 11, 20
    4) 10, 17
    5) 7, 17

    Total:
    BW Bench: 56
    Pull-ups: 101
    Combined: 157

    I rested about 5 mins between each set.

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    Damn! slow down a sec trooper!! Thats some impressive **** man!
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Superior pullup sets and WOD dude.

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    4/22/07
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    Crossfit WOD
    Overhead squat 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

    3x94
    3x111
    3x133
    3x144
    3x155
    3x166
    3x177

    Sotts Presses
    10x45
    10x45
    10x45

    Note: Weird poundages because I was using kilos.

    This is the first time I've done overhead squats, and I liked them alot. The Sotts Presses are behind the neck barbell press while in a deep squat. They are really difficult!

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    4/23/07
    BW 202

    Squats
    5x275
    5x285
    5x295
    5x305
    5x305

    T-bar row
    5x160
    5x170
    5x175
    5x180
    5x185

    Ring dips
    3 sets of 8 reps

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    Strong numbers on everything, especially the squats...you've obviously been putting in work over the years.
    Last edited by Coke; 04-24-2007 at 04:45 AM.

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    4/24/07
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    Crossfit WOD
    "Linda"

    10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:

    Deadlift: 1 1/2 body weight
    Bench press: body weight
    Clean: 3/4 body weight

    Set up three bars and storm through for time.

    Deadlift: 300 lbs
    Bench: 200 lbs
    Clean: 150 lbs

    Time: 36:55

    This was killer, but it started getting easier after 6 or so. I only had 2 bars so I wasted a little time switching weights.

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    Awesome deads, bench & cleans rounds man.

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    4/26/07
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    Ring Muscle-ups
    5 reps

    Ring dips
    4x8

    Pull-ups
    4x10

    This is the second time I tried muscle-ups, so I was really focusing on not screwing up my shoulder like last time. They felt good, but after 5 its like my joints and tendons just could'nt take any more. I'm going to keep working on these to strenthen my tendons so I can do more. It's weird that I can do a bazillion pull-ups and dips and I can barely get 5 of these.
    Last edited by Derek0321; 04-28-2007 at 08:59 AM.

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