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    Thanks Risk and ddegroff...
    I know Dips Rule!!! But I've been doing them too much...
    Same with BB Bench...
    I wanna do some DBs.. and I wanna use do some other accessory exercises.

    I like to throw a lot of variety into my workouts.. not just sets, reps.. but also different exercises...

    Now throw out all upper back & arm pulling exercises... and I'm down to BB BPs, BB Inclines, BB MPs BB Standing MPs and Dips.. yep, all great, but I need more. LOL Unless I wanted to use some of the chest machines... aaarrggghhh.

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    I'm totally with you on that.
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    Thanks ddegroff..

    Wednesday, Nov. 1st - CRAP Day
    Missed a lower back workout
    Crappy day at work.. crappy at home.. REALLY Crappy diet day - freakin Halloween candy!!! Those damn bite size bars - you can pop 20 of them before you realize it.. and then the sugar rush, crash, headache and making you so tired .. you can't get anything done!

    Not a good way to start Nov.

    The only good thing was that I fell asleep at 9 PM as I was trying to watch Lost.. stumbled up to bed at 11:30 and continued sleeping until 5:45 AM. So I got 8.5 hours of sleep.. and feeling much better today. Looking forward to doing the lower back workout later today.

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    ACK ! Damn, your leg days make MY legs feel sore. I think I'd have to get one of those motorized wheelchairs to take me to my car post workout.

    Impressive and awesome. Looking forward to reading more.
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    Thanks OBU.. Please come back anytime.. I welcome your comments..
    yeah, I'm either lucky or insane... Lucky because my legs like the workload..
    Or insane b/c I'm pushing them too far..

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    bear, that leg day was PHENOMINAL, cant beat a leg day with a ton of squats! i dont even think I could handle that, lol, and ive done some sick leg days.

    keep it up, your putting all 40 year olds to shame big time!
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    Damn, Bear, looking strong as hell in here. I'm really impressed by your turnaround, too - it's really inspirational.
    25 years old, 5'10''

    Back in the States to get hayooooge!

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    Thanks Stump.. but unfortunately, Chuck Vogelpohl is the same age as me.. and if you've ever seen his Westside video.. f'ing amazing - he puts the world to shame. I can only use my age as an excuse.. he uses it to get stronger. LOL

    Thanks McIrish.. it's been a long road.. but it's all worth it. Now if you could just tell me the secret to getting to live in China.. I'll loan you some poundage. :-) My wife and I would love to live there for a couple of yrs with the kids.

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    Nice to see you started a journal

    Any plans to do a BJJ competition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiftingKid
    Nice to see you started a journal
    Any plans to do a BJJ competition?
    Thanks LiftingKid.. Yes, I would love to try a BJJ contest some time.. just a couple of issues right now..
    >>the torn bicep - can't do much pulling right now..
    >>and the strongman group I'm in meets at the same time.. 7 PM MWF.

    We are trying to find some indoor warehouse space for the strongman equipment for the winter.. and perhaps move around the times. I'm hoping once the biceps is close to 100% (at least when I am able to do a pullup again or some curls..), then I can rejoin the BJJ group.

    The BJJ group is kinda pissed at me right now... b/c there is a monster of a dude in the group who weighs about 265.. who has won a number of New England tournaments... nobody wants to wrestle with him b/c he is so strong and brutal... plus there is no one else bigger then 220.. so that liked my fat, strong butt to wrestle with him. We had some good sparring, he couldn't throw me around, but with his endurance and BJJ knowledge, I would usually do something dumb after a few minutes and he would get me in some kind of submit position where I would just gas myself fighting against it. Something dumb would usually mean giving up my back - b/c I'm still thinking HS style wrestling... or leaving an arm exposed.

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    Thursday, Nov. 2nd - 2:45 pm
    5 minute warmup.. balance ball, shoulder mobility and a few twists

    Incline Crunches: 2 sets x 8 w/45 lbs
    Back Extensions: 2 sets x 8 w/45 lbs

    Good Mornings: Bar x 10, 135 x 5, 185 x 5

    DLs (no wraps, prone grip) - Pushing my luck
    135 x 5,225 x 3, 275 x 2

    DLs (w/wraps) Pushing my luck - Part 2
    325 x 1 x 4, 375 x 1x 3, 395 x 1 x 2 (Single reps with 30 set rest between)

    BB Static Holds (Trying like heck to improve my grip - w/o ripping my bi)
    375 x 15 secs, 325 x 15 secs, 275 x 15 secs, 225 x 15secs

    BB Shrug (w/wraps): 225 x 8, 275 x 5, 315 x 5, 365 x 5 (1 rep PR), 135 x 20

    Good Mornings: 135 x 10, 135 x 10 (real slow)
    I know, a 2nd round - I just felt like I need to burn some back fat..

    BB Wrist Curls: 45 x 10, 55 x 8, 65 x 5, 75 x 5

    Static Holds - Pullup Bar - just BW - concentrating on the squeeze
    15 secs x 4 sets

    5 min rest - bathroom plus Mid-Workout Nitrean Shake (1 scoops - 24 grams Protein)

    Cardio: 8 minutes
    Combination of Heavy Bag Knee Kicks, Jumping Jacks, Frog Jumps & bent over twists for 6 minutes..
    Finished off with Tabata Squats - 4 x 30secs.

    Overall Workout Notes: 8 out of 10..
    >>Pushing my luck - I'm not supposed to be doing DLs.. but I had to try.. and they felt OK.. the bicep stayed in place.. lol.. so I pushed it twice, going for heavy sets with the straps..the reps seem pretty easy.. although there was a bicep strain on the 395s.. almost went for 415 reps, but I decided not to push any further..
    >>The only thing that sucked about this workout was the same old grip issues..
    >>I know I shouldn't use straps.. see my notes from Sat. as to why
    >>38 sets - 154 reps
    >>85 minutes in the gym (includes the 5 min rest)

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    Watch out - Curl Jockey ahead - lol

    New Type of Workout for me today.. my neighbor and I are having a mini-PL-competition on Monday at the Gym.. mainly, to get me ready for my 1st competition Dec. 9th. We'll get to the Gym Monday @ 10:15 AM, warm up.. and do our 3 Squats, then 3 BPs, then 3 DLs. 5 minutes between lifts. Impartial 3rd party (a qualified S&C Coach) judging. Should be fun. I want to hit 75%, 85% & 95% on all my gym maxes. So today's workout is meant to be light, but somewhat taxing.. going to see if my body can overcome with 2 full days of weekend rest.

    Friday, Nov. 3rd - 2:25 pm
    No belts, suits, bands or wraps with this workout..
    5 minute warmup.. jumping jacks, balance ball mobility, a few crunches and a few twists

    Warmup Sets of Squats - Bar x5ATF + 5OH Squats, 95 x 5OH + 5ATF

    Giant sets of ATF Squats, Flat BPs & Bent-over Rows
    135 x 5, 135 x 5, Bar x 10
    185 x 5, 135 x 5, 95 x 8
    235 x 5, 185 x 5, 115 x 8
    235 x 5, 205 x 5, 135 x 6 (This is the heaviest row since the biceps tear)
    185 x 5 (ME), 185 x 5(ME), 155 x 5 (This is the heaviest row since the biceps tear)
    185 x 5 (ME), 135 x 5(ME), 95 x 10

    Supersets of Close-Grip BP & BB Curl
    135 x 5(ME), 35 x 10
    155 x 5(ME), 45 x 10 (Not bad - I could only curl 25x1 -2 weeks ago, 5 x 1 - 4 weeks ago)
    155 x 5(ME), 45 x 10

    5 min rest - bathroom plus Mid-Workout Nitrean Shake (1 scoops - 24 grams Protein)

    Cardio: 5 minutes 40 secs (call it a mini-Crossfit session.. lol)
    4 Sets with 30 sec rest between:
    Set 1: 20x45 DBs 14 inch Step Ups, 20 Standing MP x Bar, 20 Hanging Knee Raises (80 secs)
    Set 2: 20x30 DBs Lunges, 20 Balance Ball Crunches, 20 BW Bench Dips (90 secs)
    Set 3: 20x30 DBs 14 inch Step Ups, 20 Incline Narrow Pushups, 20 Jumping Jacks (80 secs)
    Set 4: 20x30 DBs Lunges, 20 Standing MP x Bar, 20 Hanging Knee Raises (90 secs)

    Overall Workout Notes: 8.5 out of 10..
    >>Very Interesting Workout - Light, yet tiring.. kinda full body too
    >>Hey, I can do curls again.. WooHoo!! The biceps is healing.. I'm within a 100lbs of my heavy rowing sets..
    >>We'll see how this workout, with yesterday's heavy low back & grip workout affects Monday. Give me a lesson to learn for Dec.
    >>24 sets - 152 reps (not counting warmup or cardio reps)
    >>85 minutes in the gym (includes the 5 min rest)

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    Nice work today and yesterday.

    Glad to hear the bi is holding strong.
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    Yes, definately good news to hear the bicep feels better !!!!
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    Thanks dde and OBU!! yep, I'm happy the bi is coming back too. Gotta get back to flipping tires and chucking stones..
    Last edited by Bob; 11-03-2006 at 09:36 PM.

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    I'm happy to see your bicep is healing up nicely. Nice cardio.
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    Thanks Lifting Kid.. I have been seriously slacking in my cardio for the last 5 months.. so I want to build it back up without hurting my strength gains.. and the HIIT/Crossfit ways seems to be the best. And I need to get my weight down to a steady 220-ish..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearwolf
    Thanks ddegroff..

    Wednesday, Nov. 1st - CRAP Day
    Missed a lower back workout
    Crappy day at work.. crappy at home.. REALLY Crappy diet day - freakin Halloween candy!!! Those damn bite size bars - you can pop 20 of them before you realize it.. and then the sugar rush, crash, headache and making you so tired .. you can't get anything done!

    Not a good way to start Nov.

    The only good thing was that I fell asleep at 9 PM as I was trying to watch Lost.. stumbled up to bed at 11:30 and continued sleeping until 5:45 AM. So I got 8.5 hours of sleep.. and feeling much better today. Looking forward to doing the lower back workout later today.
    heh! i missed out this year on the treats had to work till 10pm so no treats for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    heh! i missed out this year on the treats had to work till 10pm so no treats for me.
    I wish I could do that .. but with a 6 & 9 yr old, ain't happening.. lol.. I swear they bought home 15 lbs of candy. Thank god we heard of the Halloween Fairy.. and got rid of all but 24 pieces.

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    Easy Weekend.. getting ready for Monday morning..

    Saturday, Nov. 4th - Rest Day

    Sunday, Nov. 5th - 4:25 pm
    Walk/Run - with Dog and Kids..
    2.0 miles walking, .75 Running..
    Total time = 45 minutes

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    Go easy on that bicep, you don't want to aggrevate it!

    And good luck today!
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    Mini Contest Today

    Thanks Anthony.. You are right, I don't want to aggreviate it.. but it's just feels so good to be able to use it.

    Monday, Nov. 6th - 10:40 am - MINI-Contest Day
    I admit, I was a bit nervous going into this mini-contest.. my experienced friend wanted to show me what it was like doing the Big 3 at 90-95% max on the same day, in a short period of time. My stomach was turning a bit..
    The goals on the weights was to push 75%, 85% & 95% of current gym maxes

    No belts, suits, bands or wraps with this workout/contest.. but I did use some chalk..
    5 minute warmup.. jumping jacks, shoulder mobility, arm & leg swings, some deep breathing.

    Warmup Sets of Squats - Bar x5, 95 x 5, 185 x 2, 225 x 2
    Competition Starts:
    Squats:

    335 x 1 (2 white lights) - we had an impartial judge plus each other judging
    365 x 1 (2 white lights)
    390 x 1 (2 white lights)
    I left a lot in the tank - 405 would have been easy today.. but I didn't go for a 4th try, b/c I didn't know what to expect with BPs and DLs coming up

    Warmup BPs: 135 x 4, 185 x 2
    BPs:
    255 x 1 (2 white lights) - although I didn't pause at the top - I racked too soon - so it probably would have been red-lighted at a real competition
    280 x 1 (2 white lights)
    305 x 1 (2 white lights) - I took this one with a lift off - although I don't like them
    Again, I left a lot in the tank - 325 would have been tough today.. but doable.. I didn't go for a 4th try, b/c I still wanted to save something for the DLs coming up

    Warmups DLs: 135 x 4, 225 x 2
    DLs:
    315 x 1 (2 white lights)
    345 x 1 (2 white lights)
    380 x 1 (2 white lights)
    4th attempt: 410 x 1 (2 white lights)
    5th attempt: 440 x 1 (2 white lights)
    I left a little in the tank - only b/c I was late for a meeting and I ripped open some callouses on my middle finger.. (I know, I wimped)

    Total 3 lifts = 1075 lbs
    Total 3 lifts (if I include 5th DL) = 1135 lbs

    Overall Contest/Workout Notes: 9.0 out of 10..
    >>Very Interesting Mini-Contest - I left too much on the Squats & BP, or it would have been 9.5.. (10 is perfect - and don't ever think I can quite reach that)
    >>I was quite happy that I got "all" white lights.. although I have to really think about pausing at the top of my Squats and BPs
    >>I was real happy with the DLs - having grip issues again lately, I was thinking that I wouldn't be able to hold the weight. I do admit to sneaking chalk into the gym.. a big no no.. but, I held the 440 pretty easily.
    >>I still don't have a belt - the only equipment allowed in 100% RAW.. I wonder what that can add to my efforts
    >>I went in to this mini-contest thinking of only 1100.. now, I'm thinking 1200 for Dec. 9th.. my friend wants me to think 1300.. lol.. I don't think I can improve that much in one month.. lol
    >>19 sets - 37 reps
    >>100 minutes in the gym - I do wonder what more "rest" between sets will do? Good for more max effort or Bad b/c I will get "cold" between max efforts?
    Last edited by Bob; 11-06-2006 at 02:45 PM.

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    nice job man!
    2000 or bust

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    Thanks Stump..

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    thats some good work man!

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