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    Wednesday, March 7

    CG Bench: 5,5,4 (120)
    P Curls: 6,6,4 (65)
    Standing PD's: 6-all (75)
    H Curls: 6-all (35's)
    Shrugs: 12,12 (50's)
    Incline Curls: 8-all (20)

    CG bench was dumb because my spotter put on a five instead of a ten on one side, so the bar was lopsided (only for the first set). >_>
    P Curls were stupid because at the gym I went to (one I normally don't go to) has curl bars that are so worn down that I can't grip them properly, making it hard to keep the bar from spinning while I curl.
    PD's, H Curls, Incline Curls, good good good
    Shrugs meh

    I think I'm getting sick again (I hope to God not, I was just sick). I guess I'll find out soon.

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    Sat., March 10, 07

    Leg Curls: 6-all (80)
    Squats: 6-all (95,115,135)
    Hacks: 6-all (205)
    SL Deads: 6,4 (185)
    Calf Raises: 12-all (135)

    I was at the other (sucky) club again, so I had to use different stuff for leg curls and calves, which is why the numbers look different. I'm kinda figuring out that whole muscle-shelf business with squats. I've decided from now on to only do two sets of Squats, Hacks, and SL Deads (not counting warmup sets). 3 sets of each just tires me out too fast, I think it'll be more productive to do 2.

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    Nice hack squats and SLDL's, you're way ahead of me on those man! Keep it up!

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    Monday, March 12, 07

    Bench: 6,5,3 (125)
    Chinups: 6,4,3 (20)
    Deads: 6,6 (205)
    Incline Press: 3,6 (35's)
    BO DB Rows: 6,6,6 (50's)
    Dips: 5,5,4 (20)

    Mondays. Eww. They just wipe me out, but I'm ok with that (go figure that's why i do what I do, I think).
    Bench...eww. I'm beginning to think (more like accepting a sad realization >_>) that the chest is possibly my weakest muscle group proportionatly.
    Chinups are going good enough. Dips, I can't even tell if I'm gaining ground, but considering I do them aftert Deadlifts (which leave me winded), I can't say I'm surprised.
    Incline Press I obviously had a bad first set, I mean wowtf, but whatever.
    BO DB Rows I'm movin' up next week

    Mondays, sheesh

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    Wed, March 14, 07

    CG Bench: 6,6,6 (120)
    P Curls: 6,6,6 (65)
    Standing PD's: 6,4 (85) 3 (80)
    Ab Curls: 8,8,5 (25)
    H Curls: 4/2 (L/R) (40) 6 (35)
    Shrugs: 12,12,12 (140)

    I feel the need to explain myself...
    Standing PD's, what happened is I was supposed to be doing 80, but you know how sometimes the weights stick together on cables? That happened, for the entirety of my first 2 sets >_>

    Ab Curls, in the past I've held the bar behind my head. Today, for the first two sets, I held it at my chest (which made it loads easier). After I figured out it's just too easy in front of me, I went back to behind the head. Kinda wasted Ab day, but oh well, trial and error.

    I'm kinda stuck on H curls now. I can get both sets of 6 at 35 every day, but when I up it to 40, I can barely do them at all. I'm gonna plateu at 35 for a while, i guess, and keep upping the P Curls when I can.

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    Friday, May 16, 07

    Leg Curls: 6,8,8 (90)
    Squats: 8 (115), 6 (135), 6 (155)
    Hack Squats: 6,6 (225)
    SL Deads: 6,6 (195)
    Standing Calf Raises: 12 (135), 12,12 (185)

    Ok, Squats are just a pain in my ass. I will conquer them sooner or later! I'm still having trouble with that muscle shelf business, so I got a bar pad, which helped a lot but I still have bar placement issues. On my last set's last rep I felt a white hot burning on my right hip flexor...It didn't really hurt at all, it just concerns me why that would happen.

    Hacks are great.

    SL Deads...thinking of dropping/replacing these, maybe. They just don't do much for me.

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    Monday, March 19, 2007

    Bench: 6,6,5 (125)
    Chinups: 6,4,3 (20)
    Deads: 6,6 (225)
    Dips: 3,3 (20)
    BO DB Rows: 6,6 (55's)

    That was ugly. Bench wiped me out. I don't know why, I ate plenty and drank plenty, but I was just so tired today. COuldn't do a single rep of 35's Chest Press so I canned those for today. My form was poor on BO DB Rows too. Blaaaah

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    Nice chins, deads and rows man you definitely have a stronger back than me! I like seeing that 225 for deads, two 45's on each side must've felt good. Keep it up!

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    Wed, March 21, 07

    CG Bench: 6,6,6 (125)
    P Curls: 6,6,3 (70)
    Tricep PD's: 6,6,6 (80)
    Shrugs: 12,12,12 (160)
    Incline Abs: 8,8,6 (25)
    H Curls: 6,6 (35's)

    Somehow, I felt really good after that. Huh. It's kinda sad though, that my CG Bench has officialy surpasses my Wide Grip. Wth

    Not much to say.

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    Saturday & Monday

    Saturday

    Leg curls: 8,8,8 (90)
    Squats: 6,6 (135) 6 (165)
    Hacks: 6,1 (235) 6 (185)

    Uhh, I don't know how to explain that. I mess around with standing calf raises but I couldn't stabalize the bar so I gave up and went home. Yeah, I know tuttut

    So anyways with the Hacks it has come to my attention that I need to lower the weight and get my form down perfectly before I go any farther. I'll just build up from 185 now, I guess, as I think I have it down.

    Squats are finally going somewhere, I can hold the bar pretty much no problem, so hey

    Monday

    Bench: 6,6,4 (130)
    Deads: 6 (185) 6 (225)
    Chinups: 6, 5 (20)
    Dips: 5, 3 (20)
    Flat Chest Press: 6,6 (35's)
    BO DB Rows: 6,6 (55's)

    It was a good workout, but something has to change.

    I worked on form with Deads today. I thought I got it down really well, but just then a guy comes up to me and gives me one of those fancy belts. I assume the reason he gave it to me is cuz he thought I was gonna hurt myself (>_>), but I think my form was good...who knows, I'll ask my spotter next week

    After Bench and Deads I don't have the endurance to do 3 sets of weighted Dips AND Chinups. Dips and Chinnies are highly draining by themselves even.

    Also i've given up on Incline Press. It's the stupidest thing, some weeks I can get 2x6 with the 35's easily (easy as in I could do at least one more full set, other weeks I can't get a single rep (not an exaggeration). Flat Chest Press just works out better somehow.

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    Wednesday

    So today was dumb. I had to wrokout in my school's weight room. I never realised before today just how horrible it is there. The plates are all unorganized, there's only one 35 pound DB, there's no straight short bar cable hookup (and nothing at all practical for pushdowns), no preacher bench, etc etc

    What's even more sad is the people in the weight room. I watched 3 guys benching and not one of them would bring the bar all the way down to his chest. They stopped shortly before, and with each rep the bar would stay farther and farther away so they were barely moving at all (yet calling them completed reps). THey couldn't even do pushups in correct form. One guy tried to correct me for doing Closegrip Bench (when I explained it to him that is works the triceps, he obviously thought I didn't know what I was crazy). And when I asked two different people to spot me, both of them had their hands on the bar THE ENTIRE TIME (until I told them to stop such ******ry). Then some two meatheads were weighing themselves and fighting about who was bigger. One of em slipped a 10lb plate under his feet when his buddy wasn't looking. I asked why there was a plate under his feet (I knew why), and he slapped me and called me a bitch. <_< The best part, though, was this one guy telling another how to do Deadlifts; "y'see, when ya come up ya gots to keep the bar away from your legs! It's good for yer shoulders!"



    Are all kids this stupid? I feel kinda bad for them >_>

    Anyways, as for what I actually did, not much. I did a couple sets of CG Bench but due to my incompetent spotters I really can't count them as completed. I also did some DB curls and shrugs...I only had 30 minutes to begin with so it was shortlived. Pretty much a wasted day but eh

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    Yesterday I saw my chiropractor...just a regular checkup or whatever, normally this guy is like a miracle worker for any problems I have with my body (applied kaneseology or something like that, seriously good stuff). But then we got on the topic of weight lifting...

    To make a long conversation short, his advice to me was to stop doing what I'm doing and work up to do sets of FIFTEEN reps. And he says, because I have Type 1 muscle fibers (slow twitch), this will make my muscles bigger faster than doing high weight would, which makes no logical sense to me. Unfortunately my mother was in the room and heard all of it, and she thinks he as smart as Jesus or something, so she's been bothering me to do what he says. I decided to "compromise" and work up to sets of 8, but that's where I draw the line (which alomost works out for me, since I've been wanting to do that for a while).

    But dang, I'm confused now. He can't be right about that...

    Also, leg workout comin up in like 5 hours so yeah

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    Saturday

    Squats: 8 (135) 8 (165) 6 (175)
    Hacks: 6, 6 (185)
    Curls: 8,8,8 (100)
    Calves: 10,10,10 (90)
    Incline Ab Curl: 8,8 (25)

    Squats are going well. I dropped Hacks in weight to work on perfect form, and will now slowly move up. I'm using a new calf machine, hence the significant drop in weight, however this one isolates the muscle better I think. I did Abs today cuz I missed it on Wed.

    I feel I need to add something here. I dropped SL Deads cuz I hate them (not in a "they're too hard" way, but rather a "they aren't doing anything" way), so I need to add something. I could do GHR's, but it's hard to add resistance to that. I guess I'll start Lunges, since although I dislike them, everyone around me thinks they're the greatest thing since free porn. Huh.

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    Monday & Wednesday

    Monday:
    Incline DB Press: 6,6 (35's)
    Bench Press: ?*
    Deads: 6 (185) 6 (205)
    Dips: 8 (10) 6,6 (15)
    Chinnies: 6 (10), 4,3 (15)
    BO DB Rows: 6,4 (55's)

    Bench Press...I forgot what I did...but it went ok... >_>

    BO DB Rows I'm doing with...well...lets just say I found a way to make it harder <_<

    Wednesday:
    CG Bench: 6 (125) 6 (135) 5 (140)
    P Curls: 6,6,6 (70)
    Shrugs: 12,12,12 (140)
    Standing PD's: 6,6 (80)
    Ab Incline Curls: 8,7,5 (25)
    H curls: 8,8 (35's)

    All is good. I switched PD's to a two set excercise cuz they're pretty draining

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    Saturday

    Squats: 8 (135) 6 (185) 7 (200)
    Hacks: 6,3 (205)
    Lunges: 8,8 (50)
    Leg Curls: 8,8,8 (100)
    Calf Raises: 12,10,9 (90)

    Squats are goin.
    Hacks are getting really annoying. I stopped my second set early because I couldn't keep my back straight. So I tried at 135 and I still couldn't keep my back straight...
    Lunges for the first time, boy am I sore today.
    Calf Raises...I did them really slow and controlled, as opposed to last week.

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    Monday

    Incline Press: 8 (35) 6 (40)
    Bench Press: 6 (125) 6 (130) 6 (135)
    Chinups: 8 (10) 7 (15) 7 (15)
    Deads: 6,6 (205)
    Dips: 8 (10) 8 (15) 8 (20)
    BO DB Rows: 6,6 (55's)

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    Wednesday

    Good benchin' imho

    CG Bench: 6 (135), 6 (140), 5 (145)
    P Curls: 6,4,4 (75)
    Shrugs: 12,12,12 (140)
    Standing PDs: 6,6 (80)
    Incline Ab Curls: 8,8 (25)
    H Curls: 6,6 (35)

    I also did Hack Squats at 135 to work on form.

    I shoulda done one more set of abs, but a guy asked for the bench so I just let him have it >_>
    P Curls were kinda bad...I don't know why, who cares?
    Shrugs are so unnatural -_-;


    My triceps are never sore. Heh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freac View Post
    Yesterday I saw my chiropractor...just a regular checkup or whatever, normally this guy is like a miracle worker for any problems I have with my body (applied kaneseology or something like that, seriously good stuff). But then we got on the topic of weight lifting...

    To make a long conversation short, his advice to me was to stop doing what I'm doing and work up to do sets of FIFTEEN reps. And he says, because I have Type 1 muscle fibers (slow twitch), this will make my muscles bigger faster than doing high weight would, which makes no logical sense to me. Unfortunately my mother was in the room and heard all of it, and she thinks he as smart as Jesus or something, so she's been bothering me to do what he says. I decided to "compromise" and work up to sets of 8, but that's where I draw the line (which alomost works out for me, since I've been wanting to do that for a while).

    But dang, I'm confused now. He can't be right about that...

    Also, leg workout comin up in like 5 hours so yeah

    I'd just ignore his advice when it comes to lifting.

    BTW you might want to split up chest and back if you want something "to change".
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    Friday

    ^^I don't know, all of a sudden my Monday's are getting better. Can't complain for now.

    Squats: 10 (135) 6 (195) 4 (210)
    Hacks: 8,8,8 (135)
    Lunges: 8,8,8 (60)
    Calf Raises: 10,10,10 (100)
    Leg Curls: 8,8 (110)

    Getting so sick of leg curls.

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    Monday

    DB Incline Press: 8,8 (40)
    Bench: 6,6,4 (135)
    Chinups: 6 (10) 6,6 (15)
    Dips: 8 (10) 6 (15) 6 (20)
    Deads: 6 (135) 6,6 (205)
    Rows: 6 (55), 10 (40)

    Bench was eh...I planned on going 135/140/145 at 6 a pop, but after my first set I knew I couldn't. I might've been able to crank out two more (at least one) on my last set, but I didn't have a spotter, so no. Maybe I was tired from Incline Press, but I was counting on that as just a warmup...

    Chinups/Dips are shaping up ok.

    Deads were, in my opinion, in great form. I can't complain.

    Rows...screw it, I'm using a t-bar from now on >_<

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    Wed, Fri, Mon

    Wed:
    I was sick but I tried to work put anyways and it sucked :O

    Fri:
    Skip'd

    Monday:
    Incline Press: 8,7 (40's)
    Bench: 6,6,6 (135)
    Deads: 6 (135) 6,5 (225)
    Chinups: 6 (10) 6 (15) 5 (20)
    dips: 6 (15) 6,6 (20)
    Rows: 10,10 (40's)

    blaaaaaaah I'm back at least

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    Wed

    Close Grip: 6 (140) 5,4 (145)
    H Curls: 8 (35's) 6 (40's)
    P Curls: 8,8,7 (65)
    Ab Crunches: 15 (30) 15,15 (40)
    Shrugs: 12,12,12 (140)
    Skull Crushers: 6,6 (50)

    Lately Wednesdays feel like a waste of time. Everything's pretty easy and certain excercises (Shrugs, StandingPD's which I've dropped altogether; and to a lesser extent P/H curls and abs...so basically everything like CG feels like a waste of tiem X_x) that just feel like I'm going nowhere

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    Friday, Monday

    Oh boy I gotta keep up.

    Friday:
    Squats: 8 (135) 6,6 (195)
    Hacks: 6 (135) 6 (155)
    Lunges: 8,7 (60)

    I then proceeded to hurt myself and stop (I'm ok though >_>)

    Monday:
    Incline CP: 8,8 (40's)
    Bench: 6 (135) 6 (140) 3 (145)
    H Curls: 8,8 (35's)
    P Curls: 8,8,8 (65)
    Dips: 10 (BW) 6 (20) 5 (25)
    Ab crunches: 15,15 (30)

    Dropped the ball on that third bench set...

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    Wednesday

    CG Bench: 6,6,6 (140)
    Deads: 6 (135) 5,6 (225)
    Chins: 10 (BW) 5,3 (15)
    Skullcrushers: 6,6 (60)
    BO DB Rows: 10,10 (45's)

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    Saturday

    Squats: 8 (135) 6 (195) 6 (205)
    Hacks: 6 (135) 6 (165) 6 (185)
    Lunges: 8,8,8 (70)
    GH Raises: 12 (10) 12,12 (25)
    Standing Calf Raises: 12 (135) 12,12 (185)

    Weird workout. I wasn't in the mood to lift at all, but I forced myself, and ended up doing well. Everything was easier this week, especially Squats, coulda done more... And I'm much less sore than normal, too.

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