Thanks for the suggestion.
I have been thinking about it, and my DB numbers for the incline press are quite small compared to what I can press on the flat bench with a barbell. I think it has more to do with balance and the extra work to get each side up at the same time. I don't know, I have been trying to increase the size of dumbell. I will try for more next day.
Haven't gone all week. Thursday will be the soonest I can go. Exams mess everything up, and work :O
Hopefully make it to the gym tomorrow. I have to take in some pop cans and bottles first though. So hopefully someone will be there to assist me in my bench press.
I've found it's pretty hard to get the higher weights up on my own.
If you are by yourself, hold the weights hammer style, and rest them on your knees, then lean forward and rock yourself back while pushing off with your legs.
For a spot, you can just do the above and have the person help you up from the elbows. sometimes that can be hard, and you can have your spot just lift up the weights individually and place them so youre holding them and they're rested on your shoulders, and then they can help you pull them up.
Yes, I do them alone. I will get someone to spot next day I do them.
I feel bad today, stomach is upset, runny rose, congestion, sore throat, cough, the list goes on. So I took it eaasy today. Today was supposed to be day 1 w/ DL's and Benchpress, but I want to do those on a good day when I feel good.
Bent over lateral raise
Standing side lateral raise
Machine Calf Raises
Chin ups, pull ups, lat pulldowns and situps were skipped due to my poor condition, "cold/cough" wise...
I wish I wasn't sick...this sucks!
Well I am sicker today, so it looks like I am taking a few days off from the gym and just taking it easy...
Then hopefully soon I can start tracking my macros on fitday and prepare for my bulk.
Must be-many people at school are sick too. I hope I get better soon, my membership runs out on Monday for the gym
Still sick, my voice completely changed today and almost lost it a few times (my voice, that is)
get better soon!
workouts are looking solid.
gym lifts: squat: 341lbs, deadlift: 374lbs, bench: 275lbs
My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=85034
"F—k you and the Prowler you rode in on"
Re-tried making some of HahnB's amazing protein bars. The first time i made them I had something wrong, so they were like dough droplets rolled in whey. But now todays batch turned out perfect. It was very satisfying to win!
Still feel poor
Still sick. Had my first of two provincial final exams this morning. Last one on Thursday.
Went to work last night, felt terrible still. I think I am slowly getting better; I am not coughing as much, and my nose isn't plugged up but instead running like an athlete in a marathon...
Looks like the gym is a distant activity now. Hopefully I can get better within the next week or two, and the next paycheck I will sign up again.
Well it is Feburary and I get paid on Friday. So that means I get to go back to the gym!
Hopefully within that week I will be healthier. This lactose intolerance doesn't help my immune system recover. Grrr,,,,
Made Hahnb's protein bars again and calculated the macros and calories...
Calories per bar: 695
Protein per bar: 32 grams
Carbohydrates per bar: 59 grams
Fat per bar: 37 grams
The protein is definitly lacking, that is with 4 scoops for a 8 bar batch. It gets a little dry so I don't add a lot I suppose.
This is getting rediculous, 18 days sick now. Four days ago I was 99% better and somehow it went downhill again. I am trying to see if I can get in to see the doctor tomorrow or Wed.
No gym membership yet. May be buying a new camera soon too though...
After 6 weeks I am finally back into the groove.
Tomorrow I go to the gym to renew my membership, and to get back into the BGB program.
Hopefully with 2 weeks off school for spring break I can actually start bulking, like I wanted to 3 months ago!
Re-newed my membership-it's good until July now.
Hit the weights light again to readjust my body to weightlifting again. After 5 weeks of a horrible cold and 1 week of stress, it feels good to get back. But I will have to work myself back up to my previous lifts. I feel weak now.
Two days at fitday now...averaging around 3000 calories...
Sadly, almost 50% of that for today is fat. Something to do with the preset chicken cacciatore on fitday with over 50 grams of fat for 2 cups ??
I'm sore today too, my body is not used to the gym like before...
I am more concerned about the "quality", if I can use that word, of the fat's I am consuming. It could be more heathier...
Going back to the gym tomorrow, really glad to be back!
How did the fats break down? How many grams of each?
Is the total for yesterday, MariAnne:
Fat: 171 1542 46%
Carbs: 314 1125 33%
Protein: 178 711 21%
Sat: 49 445 13%
Poly: 45 406 12%
Mono: 61 546 16%
I just need to get rid of the saturated fats and I think I should be okay.
Feels good to get back...
-5 minutes on bike.
Flat BB bench:
WU-bar x 10 reps
WU-95 x 8
115 x 8
125 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 5
Incline DB press
30 x 8
30 x 8
30 x 8
seated calf raises
110 x 10
110 x 10
110 x 10
BW x 10
BW + 25 x 10
BW + 25 x 10
WU 95 x 8
bent over DB row
35 x 8
45 x 8
Wow, I definitly lost some strength while I was gone from the gym for 6 weeks, especially my chest so far.
I've been going to the gym on regularly now. Nothing exciting to post on until I make some progress.
I am almost ready to start my bulk. Fitdays calories have me ranging from 3300-3700 calories a day for approx. a weeks worth of "normal" eating...
Made a new "personal record" today in the gym...
I deadlifted 200lbs x 3 reps. I wanted to go to 5, and I think I could, but my form was not good so I stopped. It's the most I have deadlifted, and have ever tried deadlifting. Before my 6 weeks off, I only deadlifted 165lbs or so...
So I feel it is a good acomplishment.
I don't want to start my bulk until after this weekend, my moms wedding will have a whole bunch of food which will make me eat and eat and...eat!
Thanks for looking.
The wedding was awesome, had a great time and my mom was really happy.
Hoping to start my bulk soon once I figure out exactly how much and what I am going to eat!
Also figured out my problem with chin ups and pull ups. The reason I couldn't do very many pull ups was because I was fatigued still from doing chin ups with weights minutes before The muscles didn't feel tired or anything though...
Well I have not been able to get to the gym regularly anymore...I have been really busy with school, work, and there is a new girl in my life too.
Anyways the past 4 days I have come 3 times.
Today was bench/DL, etc day.
long story short I increased my PR from 3x200LBS deadlift to 3x225 deadlift...
This was with not going to the gym for 2 weeks in between too.
My bench is still lagging, same with my dumbell press.