Post by Tim Wescott on Nov 15, 2006 7:34:31 GMT -5
Damn Justin,your training is going great..........you got a hell of a lot stronger too.
Congrats on the new squat PR`s.....can`t wait until I get back to 315 for some reps ,but gotta` pacve myself what with my back injury.
Good BB Inclines too!!!
I just started training with a woman that I have been advising.........shes a runner and in great shape .
So far she has trained her ass off which is all I ask of a partner.
Never wanted to train with a chick,or thought that I ever would,but she outrains any of the guys at my gym..................not saying much though,because my grandmother could outrain them and shes been dead for decades.
Feels good to have a partner,hope she hangs in and lasts a while..............I`ve buried a lot of potential partners who thought they could hang over the years,and I loved doing so!!
Post by youngblood on Nov 16, 2006 16:03:56 GMT -5
This mornings workout was good. I was overheated pretty quickly, not sure why except it's muggy out here today. Plus, I always get hotter the colder it is outside. Always been that way, oddly enough.
CG-BP: 225x8x4, 225x6 St. Alt. DB Curls: 50x8x5
Nice pump, but I wasn't too focused with my workout this time. I was trying to keep the rhythm between my partner and I going so we didn't take too much rest.
Std 1 Arm Machine French Presses: 50x8x5 Rev. Incline Curls: 30x8x5
Good pump on these, as the workout continued on. My partner wants to start using more weight, and I'm saying that's okay, but I want form first. Plus I don't want him to attempt to keep up with me- since I have 10 years of lifting compared to his 3 days.
Keiser Parallel Dips: 250x12, 275x12, 315x12 One Arm DB Preacher Curls: 35x10x3
Good weight to finish off with. Nothing special, but a good move to feel the pump of blood rushing into my lower arm. Plus, I like the look of my forearm in the mirror!!!
Stopped at my usual "haunt" and got my food, and went home to finish that food off. It was hard (not really), but damn them crispy strips were tasting GOOOOOOOD today!!! #aeatachicken9xi#
Post by youngblood on Nov 17, 2006 23:07:02 GMT -5
I may have to skip legs this week. Today was a hellacious day on at work, and I half assed work at that! Tomorrow, I would normally make it up. However, it's the company holiday party and I may not get a chance to hit the gym with the holiday work schedule. We'll see, but me thinks that my legs are going to have to hold off till next week. If I'm really "spunky" on Sunday, I may hit them then. But then I run up against some other obstacles...work, date for my party may want to hang out, gym closes earlier, and energy levels. So, only time will tell. #bfallinganvil1er#
Post by youngblood on Nov 21, 2006 21:38:59 GMT -5
I feel like King Kamali with what I'm about to say. But, ONCE AGAIN, my internet crapped out on me due to issues from the company working on the lines. I had yesterdays post all typed up, but when it came time to hit "send," nothing. I'm pissed, and so I'm getting this over with sans comments.
Post by youngblood on Nov 23, 2006 15:18:55 GMT -5
Great training YB.. I know you are a very low carb advocate. Do you ever feel flat because of it?
Nope, the only time I feel drained is when I don't eat anything or at least a good amount of time prior to working out. I've never had a lack of energy as a direct result of carbs- even when I did a high carb diet.
Dropset.... Magnum Triceps Extension: 275x8x2, 225x8x2, 145x10x2
This weight, was only 2 45's and a quarter, but once again, for record keeping I listed it as if it were a BB. I've always loved this machine, especially in conjunction with another machine that is no longer at the gym. But I can still use this one as much as I want, as nobody uses it, and if they do it's not used well.
St. DB Curls: 50x8x2, 40x8x2, 30x8x2
Towards the end of I wasn't getting all 8 reps, but for ease of record keeping, I put that there. I just did as many reps as possible (AMAP) once I hit failure.
I can't move my arms by this point. So much blood, so little muscle to put it in!!!
Flat Skullcrushers: 90x10x3 St. BB Curls: 65x10x3
By this point, stick a fork in my arms, they're DONE!
It was now my partners turn to go, and he needed to be at Grandma's in a hurry. So, I just had him do a quick workout, nothing like he was supposed to. But as long as it was his workout and not mine that was sacrificed, I'm happy!!! ;D
Post by youngblood on Nov 24, 2006 19:02:27 GMT -5
Leg Day, Shocking experience. My partner ended up sleeping in, so I went to the gym without him. Second leg day in a row he's missed. No big deal to me, but it was a minor inconvenience to not be able to get a hold of him as I waited. But, he called numerous times as I was in the gym, and apologized because he said, get this, he actually wants to train legs!
Superset... Sissy/Hack Squat: 315x8x2 Keiser Leg Xtensions: 60x8x2
Oh, I always forget how much the first set differs from the second. The second was no problem, then the leg X's on the second set nearly crippled me! So much blood, cramping my legs, and I was barely able to squeeze out the "necessary" reps. But, damn do I love that feeling!
Super-Slow Training Hack Squats: 135x15
These were done on a 515 tempo. Got the idea from Milos' posts over at GetBig. As you can see, there wasn't much weight at all. But using the same cadence going up instead of exploding up like I usually do, was a surprise. I'm guessing I did around 15, but I lost count around 8 since the tension in my muscles was so great, I could have failed and not cared if anyone made fun of me!
Dropset... Keiser Leg Presses: 600x15, 500x8, 400x20
This was an odd set! I should have started with more weight, and I could have hit 20 reps prior to the first drop. However, I decided to stop and drop the weight anyway, and then I could only get barely eight before I was crying in pain and failing?!?!?! So I dropped the weight, and I knocked out 20 painful reps, but might have been able to get 30-certainly 25. Didn't make sense to me that the middle set would get so little, but the sets "around" it would be with so many reps.
Superset... Std Leg Curls: 150x8x2 DB SLDL's: 40x8x2
The latter, just done lightly to stretch the muscle. Not trying to break records, instead trying to pump blood in there, and stretch everything. It served it's purpose.
Super-Slow Training... Keiser Leg Curls: 40x10, 50x8
Wow, were my hams letting me know they wanted to become "pigs." (!) Very seldom do I get a feeling like this in my hams. I may have to incorporate this more often.
Dropset.... Super Lying Leg Curls: 150x5, 110x2, 70x5
Nice set, not many reps, but lots of pain! Searing pain that lets you know you're still alive!
Tri-sets... Standing Calf Raises: 150x8x3 Keiser Std Calf Mach: 150x16x3 Keiser Calf Press: 400x8x3
Oh the BURN!!!! #rantingsmiley2sx# I loved every second of it. Had I had a clutch to drive home, I would be in big trouble. But I don't, so I made sure to do my calves in real well!
The latter exercise, is similar to doing calves on a Hack Squat machine, but since I can't do them on mine, I use the machine that's like a sissy squat/hack machine rolled into one. The focus is doing calves on a 45* angle, to put a different stress on them. The two exercises combined in this pair, nailed my calves to the wall. I was done.
Stick a fork in me, escort me to KFC, and let me take my nap. The only Black part of Black Friday I would be seeing, is in my sleep!!!
Post by youngblood on Nov 25, 2006 16:59:32 GMT -5
I have done those 515 reps for years-now you've given me a good idea! Leg curls here we come
The speed of the reps certainly proves that's it's not always about weight. Milos' site has plenty of pics of guys puking because of the "power" of the execution. I've been thinking of doing this type of training more and more, but we'll see. I'm almost to where I want to be (mental note: eat like hell the next two days and step on the scale Monday!), and depending on the outcome I might start my cutting phase a bit earlier. While cutting, I may also transfer to the "Super-Slow" training too, but I need to read up on it some more.
Post by youngblood on Nov 27, 2006 19:08:29 GMT -5
Todays workout, was pretty killer. A few high points, and probably a lot of soreness tomorrow. When I started my warm-ups for my incline presses, I felt an odd stretch throughout my pecs near the shoulders. But as I "pressed on" there wasn't cause for any concern.
Incline BB Presses:
225x6 245x4 275x1* 245x3
I've never attempted 275 on inclines, and today felt right, like a "Oh why not, it's Monday, let's do it!" kind of feeling. Put the weight on, and I got it off my chest, and as I started to slow down on the ascent my partner (being a newbie) freaked out and grabbed the bar and helped more than I would have liked. Not sure how much I got on my own. I also did another rep, which I know he helped significantly with, so I didn't even bother to count it.
Avenger Bench Presses:
275x6 315x5 315x6
Nice sets here. Second set had no spot, and the third I managed to get him to spot me (odd machine to spot on) just a bit, and got the last bit I needed for an official rep!
DB Flat Flyes:
Wow, these were pretty brutal. I felt like Arnold in Pumping Iron doing his flyes. ;D Nice stretch and contraction too.
Nothing to write about.
Standing One Arm Cable Upright Rows:
Nice feeling here, but nothing special. Just enough to "keep my traps updated."
I've been running around all day, without a moment of rest from 5am. Got my workout in at 1pm, after a quick protein shake, but I would have liked to get a nap and another meal or two. But things fell apart at work today so I had to rescue (literally) not one but two people. The good news, I stepped on the scale and it read 199.75!!! Had I not urinated and defecated prior to the workout, I'm sure I would be 200!!! And tonight I'm eating a ton, and not going to the bathroom all day just so I can read those numbers!!!! ;D