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    My power/strength routine: What do you think?

    Updated 6th week done, second phase finished

    Posting pictures in the picture section tonight Feb9/07

    I'm 32, 5'9 inches, 211 lbs and I'd guess around %24 body fat

    update, since starting this routine I am now 203lbs

    It's set up to give me a base strength and conditioning before I start with anything heavy





    WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3

    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5
    Dead lifts 5 of 5
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10
    Leg raises 5 of 10
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20

    TUESDAY

    Incline barbell bench press 5 of 5
    Seated dumbell shoulder press 5 of 8
    Bicep cable curls (low pulley) 5 of 10
    Tricep pushdowns (straight bar) 5 of 10
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 3 of 10-15

    THURSDAY

    Leg press 4 of 15
    Leg curls 4 of 15
    Wide grip pulldowns 4 of 15
    Hyperextensions 4 of 10
    Pulldown ab crunches 4 of 15

    FRIDAY

    Incline dumbell bench press 4 of 10
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10
    Bicep dumbell curls 4 of 12
    Tricep pushdowns (rope) 4 of 12
    Barbell upright rows 3 of 15



    WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6

    MONDAY

    Bentover barbell rows 5 of 8
    Barbell shoulder shrugs 5 of 10
    Leg extensions 5 of 10
    Leg curls 5 of 10
    Seated calf raise 5 of 10
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20

    TUESDAY

    Decline barbell bench press 5 of 5
    Seated barbell shoulder press 5 of 8
    Preacher barbell curls 5 of 10
    Lying tricep extensions 5 of 10
    Cable upright rows 3 of 15

    THURSDAY

    Hack squat 4 of 15
    Stiff leg dead lifts 4 of 15
    Seated cable rows 4 of 15
    Leg raises 4 of 12
    Crunches 4 of 25+

    FRIDAY

    Flat dumbell bench press 4 of 10
    Dumbell front lateral raises 4 of 10
    Bicep barbell curls 4 of 12
    Tricep pushdowns 4 of 12
    Close grip pulldowns 4 of 15


    WEEK 7 WEEK 8 WEEK 9


    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5
    Dead lifts 5 of 5
    Chin ups 4 of ???
    Pulldown ab crunches 5 of 10
    Leg raises 5 of 10

    TUESDAY

    Flat barbell bench press 5 of 5
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 4 of 10
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10
    Dumbell front lateral raises 4 of 10
    Bicep cable curls 5 of 10
    Tricep pushdowns 5 of 10

    THURSDAY

    Hack squat 5 of 10
    Leg press 4 of 15
    Chest supported row 4 of 10
    Hyper extensions 4 of 10
    Pulldown ab crunches 4 of 15

    FRIDAY

    Dumbell benchpress on ball 4 of 10
    Dumbell shoulder press sit on ball 4 of 10
    EZ bar bicep curls 4 of 12
    One arm over head dumbell ext. 4 of 12
    One arm dumbell rows 3 of 15


    WEEK 10 WEEK 11 WEEK 12


    MONDAY

    Leg press 5 of 5
    Stiff leg dead lifts 5 of 5
    Wide grip pulldowns 4 of 10
    Incline situps 5 of 15
    Leg raises 5 of 15

    TUESDAY

    Dips 5 of 5
    Chin ups 4 of ???
    Side lateral raises 4 of 10
    Seated barbell shoulder press 4 of 10
    Bicep dumbell preacher curls 5 of 10
    Tricep pushdowns 5 of 10

    THURSDAY

    Squats 4 of 15
    Leg curls 4 of 15
    Leg extensions 4 of 15
    Seated cable rows 4 of 10
    Standing calf raise 4 of 10
    Pulldown ab crunches 4 of 15

    FRIDAY

    Pushups with feet on ball 4 of ???
    Seated dumbell shoulder press 4 of 10
    Standing one arm dumbell curls (S) 4 of 12
    One arm overhead dumbell ext. (S) 4 of 12
    Close grip pulldowns 4 of 15
    Last edited by darray; 02-18-2007 at 01:55 PM. Reason: updating

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    Week 1 notes (first week back in the gym!!)

    Restarting this routine, hopefully stick with it this time....08

    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5 ............................................ 135/135/135/135/135
    Jan/08 135/185/185/185/185
    Dead lifts 5 of 5 ......................................... 115/115/115/115/115
    Jan/08 115/135/135/135/135
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10 ............................ 200/200/200/200/200
    Jan/08 100/100/100/100/100
    Hanging Leg raises 5 of 10 (for stomach)......... did all sets
    Jan/08 all sets completed
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20 ...............................20/20/20
    Jan/08 0

    Add weight to dead lifts next time
    Jan/08 Tight back and groin today

    TUESDAY

    barbell bench press 5 of 5 ..........................155/155/155/155/155
    Seated dumbell shoulder press 5 of 8 ............25/30/35/35/40
    Bicep cable curls (low pulley) 5 of 10 ............90/90/80/80/80
    Tricep pushdowns (straight bar) 5 of 10 ........70/80/90/100/110
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 3 of 10-15 .....15/15/15

    Next time start with 35lbs on shoulders
    start with 90lbs on triceps
    See if you can extend 1 mor rep with biceps at 90lbs

    THURSDAY

    Leg press 4 of 15 ...................................270/270/270/270
    Leg curls 4 of 15 ....................................90/90/75/75
    Wide grip pulldowns 4 of 15 ......................110/110/100/100
    Hyperextensions 4 of 10 ..........................did all sets
    Pulldown ab crunches 4 of 15 ...................60/60/60/60

    Started too heavy on hamstring curls
    Wide Grips - keep at it
    Tip- hyper extensions flex your butt


    FRIDAY

    Incline dumbell bench press 4 of 10 ............40/45/45/45
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10 ..............15/15/15/15
    Bicep dumbell curls 4 of 12 ........................20/20/20/20
    Tricep pushdowns (rope) 4 of 12 ...............90/90/90/90
    Barbell upright rows 3 of 15 .....................45/45/45

    Dumbbell bench - start with 45 and maybe get 50lbs in next time
    Biceps - just did it, keep at it
    Triceps - just did it, keep at it
    Last edited by darray; 01-15-2008 at 10:44 AM. Reason: updating, thought it would be better than starting a new thread listing same routine

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    Week 2 (My calves are so sore I could barely walk)


    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5 ............................................ 145/145/145/145/145
    Dead lifts 5 of 5 ......................................... 135/135/135/135/135
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10 ............................ no additional weight
    Hanging Leg raises 5 of 10 (for stomach)......... did all sets
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20 ...............................did sets of 20

    I overworked my calves last week, try 100lbs next week


    TUESDAY

    barbell bench press 5 of 5 ..........................145/155/155/155/155
    Seated dumbell shoulder press 5 of 8 ............35/35/40/45/40
    Bicep cable curls (low pulley) 5 of 10 ............90/90/90/80/80
    Tricep pushdowns (straight bar) 5 of 10 ........60/60/60/60/60
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 3 of 10-15 .....15/20/15

    Used a different cable system for triceps, keep with this one
    Shoulders stay with 40lbs for now



    THURSDAY

    Leg press 4 of 15 ...................................360/360/360/360
    Leg curls 4 of 15 ....................................90/90/90/75
    Wide grip pulldowns 4 of 15 ......................110/110/110/100
    Hyperextensions 4 of 10 ..........................did all sets
    Pulldown ab crunches 4 of 15 ...................70/70/70/70

    Leg Press -Stay at this weight


    FRIDAY

    Incline dumbell bench press 4 of 10 ............45/50/50/55
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10 ..............15/15/15/15
    Bicep dumbell curls 4 of 12 ........................20/20/20/20
    Tricep pushdowns (rope) 4 of 12 ...............90/90/90/90
    Barbell upright rows 3 of 15 .....................45/45/45

    dumbbell bench - just the right amount
    lateral raise - tough today
    biceps - les sswing more control next time
    good job on triceps, no stopping this time

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    updated

    Week 3


    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5 ............................................ 155/155/155/155/165
    Dead lifts 5 of 5 ......................................... 145/145/145/145/145
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10 ............................ 100/100/100/100/100
    Hanging Leg raises 5 of 10 (for stomach)......... did all sets
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20 ...............................did sets of 20

    Hip flexors tight today


    TUESDAY

    barbell bench press 5 of 5 ..........................165/165/165/175/175
    Seated dumbell shoulder press 5 of 8 ............40/45/45/45/45
    Bicep cable curls (low pulley) 5 of 10 ............90/90/90/90/90
    Tricep pushdowns (straight bar) 5 of 10 ........60/60/60/60/60
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 3 of 10-15 .....15/20/20

    Fantastic day
    Drank lots of water, made a real difference



    THURSDAY

    Leg press 4 of 15 ...................................360/360/360/360
    Leg curls 4 of 15 ....................................90/90/90/90
    Wide grip pulldowns 4 of 15 ......................110/110/110/110
    Hyperextensions 4 of 10 ..........................did all sets
    Pulldown ab crunches 4 of 15 ...................70/90/110/120

    Small gains are great


    FRIDAY (that's today, will be going after work)

    Incline dumbell bench press 4 of 10 ............50/50/55/60
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10 ..............15/15/15/15
    Bicep dumbell curls 4 of 12 .......................20/20/20/20
    Tricep pushdowns (rope) 4 of 12 ...............100/100/100/100
    Barbell upright rows 3 of 15 ......................50/50/50

    Dumbell Press- good weight -tough at the end
    lateral raises feel better
    Last edited by darray; 01-20-2007 at 09:43 AM. Reason: updating

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    Week 4 Second Phase

    WEEK 4

    MONDAY

    Bentover barbell rows 5 of 8...................75/95/100/100/100
    Barbell shoulder shrugs 5 of 10................135/135/135/135/135
    Leg extensions 5 of 10...........................90/90/90/105/120
    Hamstring curls 5 of 10..........................105/105/105/105/105
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10......................140/140/140/140/140
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20.........................20/20/20

    Shrugs - add more weight
    Legs - start with 120 next time


    TUESDAY

    Decline barbell bench press 5 of 5............165/185/185/185/185
    Seated barbell shoulder press 5 of 8.........65/75/95/105/115
    Preacher barbell curls 5 of 10..................50/50/50/50/50
    Lying tricep extensions 5 of 10................70/70/70/70/70
    Cable upright rows 3 of 15......................100/100/100

    Bench - start at 185 next time
    shoulders - start at 105 next time


    THURSDAY

    Hack squat 4 of 15...................................180/180/180/180
    Stiff leg dead lifts 4 of 15..........................95/95/145/145
    Seated cable rows 4 of 15.........................90/90/90/90
    Leg raises 4 of 12.....................................did all sets
    Crunches 4 of 25+.....................................25/25/25/25

    dead lifts - need wrist wraps
    abs are toast

    FRIDAY

    Flat dumbell bench press 4 of 10................50/60/70/70
    Dumbell front lateral raises 4 of 10..............10/20/20/20
    Bicep barbell curls 4 of 12.........................65/55/55/55
    Tricep pushdowns 4 of 12.........................60/70/70/70
    Close grip pulldowns 4 of 15......................120/110/110

    bench - start with 60 next time
    triceps - start with 70 next time
    pulldows - rests - start with 110 next time

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    Week 5

    WEEK 5

    MONDAY

    Bentover barbell rows 5 of 8...................105/115/115/115/135
    Barbell shoulder shrugs 5 of 10................185/185/185/185/185
    Leg extensions 5 of 10...........................120/120/135/150/150
    Hamstring curls 5 of 10..........................105/105/105/105/105
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10......................160/160/160/160/160
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20.........................20/20/20

    Rows - start with 115 next time
    Shrugs - you can do more
    Leg Extensions - Start with 135 next time
    Calves - Good wieght, keep at it


    TUESDAY

    Decline barbell bench press 5 of 5............185/185/185/205/205
    Seated barbell shoulder press 5 of 8.........105/115/115/115/115
    Preacher barbell curls 5 of 10..................65/70/70/70/70
    Lying tricep extensions 5 of 10................70/70/70/80/80
    Cable upright rows 3 of 15......................100/100/100

    Bench - made 200lbs today!! Try at least 1 more set at 205 next time
    Shoulders - great wieght
    Triceps - 1 more set of 80 next time
    Rows - rested 3x keep at it


    THURSDAY

    Hack squat 4 of 15...................................180/180/180/180
    Stiff leg dead lifts 4 of 15..........................145/145/145/145
    Seated cable rows 4 of 15.........................90/90/90/100
    Leg raises 4 of 12.....................................did all sets
    Crunches 4 of 25+.....................................30/30/30/30

    Dead Lifts - stay at this wieght
    Cable rows - just did them


    FRIDAY

    Flat dumbell bench press 4 of 10................60/70/70/70
    Dumbell front lateral raises 4 of 10..............20/20/20/20
    Bicep barbell curls 4 of 12.........................65/65/55/55
    Tricep pushdowns 4 of 12.........................70/80/80/80
    Close grip pulldowns 4 of 15......................110/110/110

    Bench - no heavier till you get a spotter to help
    triceps - keep at it
    pulldows - was 1 short, keep at it

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    Week 6

    WEEK 6

    MONDAY

    Bentover barbell rows 5 of 8...................115/115/115/115/115
    Barbell shoulder shrugs 5 of 10................205/205/225/225/225
    Leg extensions 5 of 10...........................135/135/135/150/165-180
    Hamstring curls 5 of 10..........................105/105/105/105/120
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10......................160/160/160/160/160
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20.........................20/20/20

    Rows - Did them with perfect form
    Shrugs - Good job - just did them
    Leg Extensions - Keep working them hard
    Calves - Good wieght, keep at it


    TUESDAY

    Decline barbell bench press 5 of 5............185/205/205/205/205
    Seated barbell shoulder press 5 of 8.........105/125/125/125/135
    Preacher barbell curls 5 of 10..................70/70/70/70/70
    Lying tricep extensions 5 of 10................70/80/80/80/80
    Cable upright rows 3 of 15......................90/90/90

    Bench - Good weight good job
    Shoulders - Big jump!?
    Triceps - Good weight
    Rows - felt weaker today, but did it with no stopping


    THURSDAY

    Hack squat 4 of 15...................................180/200/200/200
    Stiff leg dead lifts 4 of 15..........................145/145/145/145
    Seated cable rows 4 of 15.........................90/90/100/100
    Leg raises 4 of 12.....................................did all sets
    Crunches 4 of 25+.....................................30/30/30/30

    Hack Squat - You can do more
    Dead Lifts - good work
    Cable rows - strong finish



    FRIDAY

    Flat dumbell bench press 4 of 10................70/70/75/80
    Dumbell front lateral raises 4 of 10..............20/20/20/25
    Bicep barbell curls 4 of 12.........................65/65/65/65
    Tricep pushdowns 4 of 12.........................70/80/80/80
    Close grip pulldowns 4 of 15......................110/110/110

    Bench - awesome, last set was too easy, had a spotter
    Lateral Raises - Keep at it
    Curls felt strong
    triceps - keep at it
    pulldows - no stopping this time, just did it

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    Week 7

    Week 7

    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5.............................................165/185/205/205/205
    Dead lifts 5 of 5..........................................185/235/235/235/255
    Chin ups 4 of ???..........................................6/6/6/6
    Pulldown ab crunches 5 of 10........................60/60/60/70/70
    Leg raises 5 of 10........................................did all sets

    Squats - Start with 185 next time, no higher than 205lbs
    Dead Lifts- Start with 235 next time


    TUESDAY

    Flat barbell bench press 5 of 5........................185/205/205/205/205
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 4 of 10..............20/20/20/20/20
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10....................12/20/12/20
    Dumbell front lateral raises 4 of 10...................20/20/25/25
    Bicep cable curls 5 of 10................................90/90/90/90/100
    Tricep pushdowns 5 of 10...............................100/120/140/160/160

    Bench - had a spotter, stay at this weight


    THURSDAY

    Hack squat 5 of 10......................................270/360/360/360/410
    Leg press 4 of 15........................................360/540/540/540
    Chest supported row 4 of 10.........................45/90/90/90
    Hyper extensions 4 of 10..............................did all sets
    Pulldown ab crunches 4 of 15........................60/70/80/80

    Hack Squat - try one more set of 410


    FRIDAY

    Dumbell benchpress on ball 4 of 10................Sick
    Dumbell shoulder press sit on ball 4 of 10........Sick
    EZ bar bicep curls 4 of 12............................Sick
    One arm over head dumbell ext. 4 of 12..........Sick
    One arm dumbell rows 3 of 15.......................Sick

    Missed this day - No biggie, just skip this work out and do it next week

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    Restarting this

    Week 1 notes (first week back in the gym!!)

    Restarting this routine, hopefully stick with it this time....08

    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5 ............................................ 135/185/185/185/185
    Dead lifts 5 of 5 ......................................... 115/135/135/135/135
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10 ............................ 3x15
    Hanging Leg raises 5 of 10 (for stomach)......... did all sets
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20 ...............................0



    TUESDAY

    barbell bench press 5 of 5 ..........................115/165/165/165/165
    Seated dumbell shoulder press 5 of 8 ............30/35/40/40/45
    Bicep cable curls (low pulley) 5 of 10 ............90/90/100/100/120
    Tricep pushdowns (straight bar) 5 of 10 ........90/100/100/110/120
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 3 of 10-15 .....15/15/15

    Jan/08 Tight back and groin today

    THURSDAY

    Leg press 4 of 15 ...................................270/270/270/270
    Leg curls 4 of 15 ....................................75/75/60/60
    Wide grip pulldowns 4 of 15 ......................100/100/100/90
    Hyperextensions 4 of 10 ..........................did all sets
    Yoga ball ab crunches 4 of 15 ...................15/15/15/15

    Started too heavy on hamstring curls
    Wide Grips - keep at it
    Tip- hyper extensions flex your butt


    FRIDAY

    Incline dumbell bench press 4 of 10 ............40/45/45/45
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10 ..............15/15/15/15
    Bicep dumbell curls 4 of 12 ........................20/20/20/20
    Tricep pushdowns (rope) 4 of 12 ...............90/90/90/90
    Barbell upright rows 3 of 15 .....................45/45/45

    Dumbbell bench - start with 45 and maybe get 50lbs in next time
    Back - really really tight today

    First week back and except for the hamstrings stronger start overall

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    Week 2 notes

    Restarting this routine, hopefully stick with it this time....08

    MONDAY

    Squats 5 of 5 ............................................ 135/185/185/205/205
    Dead lifts 5 of 5 ......................................... 135/135/145/155/165
    Standing calf raise 5 of 10 ............................ 3x15
    Hanging Leg raises 5 of 10 (for stomach)......... did all sets
    Incline situps 3 of 10-20 ...............................20/20/20/10

    Squats start at 185 next time
    Dead lifts start with 145 next time

    TUESDAY

    barbell bench press 5 of 5 ..........................155/155/175/185/185
    Seated dumbell shoulder press 5 of 8 ............35/40/45/45/55
    Bicep cable curls (low pulley) 5 of 10 ............90/100/110/120/130
    Tricep pushdowns (straight bar) 5 of 10 ........110/120/130/140/150/160
    Bentover dumbell lateral raises 3 of 10-15 .....15/15/15

    Shoulder start with 40 next time
    Arms, 90 too light
    Tri's more more more

    THURSDAY

    Leg press 4 of 15 ...................................270/270/360/360
    Leg curls 4 of 15 ....................................75/75/75/75
    Wide grip pulldowns 4 of 15 ......................100/110/110/110
    Hyperextensions 4 of 10 ..........................did all sets
    Yoga ball ab crunches 4 of 15 ...................15/15/15/15

    Leg press only one more set at 360
    Hamstring curls = well done
    Wide Grips - keep at it, wear gloves, and last set was 13 not 15

    FRIDAY That's today!! will update tomorrow

    Incline dumbell bench press 4 of 10 ............ / / /
    Dumbell side lateral raises 4 of 10 .............. / / /
    Bicep dumbell curls 4 of 12 ........................ / / /
    Tricep pushdowns (rope) 4 of 12 ............... / / /
    Barbell upright rows 3 of 15 ..................... / /

    Dumbbell bench - start with 45 and maybe get 50lbs in next time
    Back - really really tight today

    First week back and except for the hamstrings stronger start overall

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