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#421 OFFLINE   MattM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:25 AM

Maybe start a diet log for a few days and find out how many calories you are eating average, then compare it to what you should be eating according to a BMIxactivity factor calculator.  If you are way off that could be a factor in some of the harder workouts!  Do you feel that sumo deadlifting has been easier on your back?



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:14 PM

Maybe start a diet log for a few days and find out how many calories you are eating average, then compare it to what you should be eating according to a BMIxactivity factor calculator.  If you are way off that could be a factor in some of the harder workouts!  Do you feel that sumo deadlifting has been easier on your back?

 

For the last time, I'm not a bodybuilder.

 

Joking. I'll try and do that for a few days. Try. I hate counting stuff. And I have so much going on right now but maybe if I just end the day with a pen and paper and calculator I can get a rough idea. Thanks for the advice.



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:17 PM

12/8/14

Military Press 3 week

 

Military Press

 

55x5

70x5

85x3

95x3

110x3

125x3

It was shaking, but got it.

 

Lat pulldown with rope (sets of 10)

50 lbs

60 lbs

70 lbs

80 lbs

 

Love using the rope for this

 

incline tate presses

10x15

20x15x3

 

incline chest fly

15x8

20x8

25x8

 

suitcase deadlifts

65x5

85x5x2

 

Good day. Work schedule is weird so I only had one day off between tody and benching last week so was hoping I'd be able to get the 3 reps. Seems like Military Pressing is the only movement that is improving at this time, which is odd considering it is scheduled on a work day and should be the worst lift.



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:24 PM

Haha just let me know what numbers you end up with! ;)

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 09:05 PM

Sorry Matt I forgot to answer yoru question...

 

Yeah I like the sumo lifts. It does less stress on my back and the PR day was the first day I could feel it not killing my hips, so I think I'm improving.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 09:08 PM

12/10/14

 

Squat 531 week

 

Squat

80x5

100x5

120x3

150x3

170x3

190x2 (prescribed 1)

 

After the above sets I decided to try these pause squats.

135x3x2 with one second pause.

 

Realized this was too heavy of a weight. It felt like my legs weer gonna explode in the hole. I'll try it again later but wiht lighter weight and more of a strict pause.

 

 

Fun gym story of the day:

Met some guy who had a good hero story for me. His sons friend in Williston has some pretty impressive alleged numbers. Apparently he can bench 575 with no equipment AND his legs up on the bench. He can also squat 800 for 10 reps easy with no equipment. I then said that if he really did 800x10 with some actual training and work he would easily set world records all day everyday. The guy kindly smiled and said "yeah, I should tell him that".

 

Hero stories.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 10:09 AM

I love hero stories hahaha.  Good response, I always go with it too and say they need to compete with those awesome numbers they'd win this or that and then see if they'll lift with me sometime and they always are busy or injured or ect...

 

"AND his legs up on the bench"  -classic  :huh:


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 07:37 PM

12/13/14

 

This was my 531 week of bench. I wasn't even able to do my first working set of 135 for 5. I just put the weights away and went home.

 

Took a few days off I didn't think once about training. I decided to skip my military press 531 and just start this cycle over. I ignored all training thoughts for a few days.


12/17/14

Squat 5 week

 

80x5

100x5

120x5

130x5

150x5

170x5

 

Sumo deadlift

135x5

150x5

165x5

 

Good morning

barx10

65x10

85x10

 

abs

 

Went to the gym with energy and a smile. Did everything I wanted to and left sore and tired.



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:51 AM

Good way to listen to the body man. It's the training that counts, and if you're getting burned out a break is called for!!!

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 09:15 PM

12/18/14

Bench 5 week

I dropped my training max to last months.

 

barx5x2

70x5

85x5

105x3

115x5

130x5

145x5

I've been benchign in the rack so that I have some sort of quasi spotter. It took me awhile to get the set up down but I think I got it down now as far as wheer I like everything to be set.

 

Incline db

25x10

35x10

45x10

 

Wide grip pulldown

50x10

60x10

70x10

80x10

I think I've really learned how to eliminate my biceps from this movement. For a few months I went down to 50 lbs and just practiced using my back to initiate the movement. Today was the first time I could get up to 80 lbs and feel NO strain on my biceps.

 

80 total band pushdowns

 

slight incline db flye

12x8

25x8x2

 

My hamstrings are absolutely shot from yesterday, but i'm happy. When I used to squat it would really hit my in my quads. After months of box squatting I feel I'm using my hamstrings much more than my quads. Good stuff.



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 09:30 PM

12/22/14

Assistance day

 

Lat pulldown with attachment where hands are facing each other about 18 inches apart

5 sets of 10 with each set heavier

 

DB row

35x10

45x10

55x10

65x10

 

face pull

3 sets of 15 with each set heavier

 

Barbell shrugs

135x20x2

 

lying ezcurl bar extension

30x10

40x10

 

tate presses

15x20x2

 

chest flye

20x8

25x8x2

 

abs



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Posted 23 December 2014 - 12:19 PM

That looks like a really fun workout.... I'm jelly



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:43 PM

12/24/14

Squat 3 week

 

Squat

barx5x2

80x5

100x5

120x3

140x3

160x3

180x5 (prescribed 3)

My groove felt so good for some reason. I felt like everything was perfectly set.

 

Good mornings

65x10x2

85x10

 

30 pull ups

 

abs



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:33 PM

Where is your footing, bar placement, stance on the squat?  Just curious.  PS Merry Xmas!



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 12:56 PM

2/18/15

 

Spine has been giving my problems. I'm back in the gym today but I'm not going to be doing real heavy stuff for awhile. No big massive compound movements. This was a weird workout. I haven't been in the gym for awhile and then I trained in a way I've never really done so I was pretty weak.

 

Warm up

 

Flat bench db fly

10x12x2

15x12

 

Incline DB bench

20x15

25x12

30x10

35x8

 

Two sets of 8 push ups

 

Seated DB lat raise (used nothing but delts in this movement and no swinging)

10x12x3

 

Face pull

20x25x3

 

Military Press

65x8x2

barx8

 

Rope Tri pushdown

40x15

50x12

50x10

60x8


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Posted 18 February 2015 - 01:02 PM

I'm happy to see this log again!!!!  :sorcerer:



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 01:26 PM

I was so pumped Matt! So much blood that it started pouring out of my pores!

 

Frik I'm swole.



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 07:38 PM

2/19/15

 

Walking lunges

3 sets of 10 on each leg

 

leg press

one plate per side

x15

x12

x10

 

GHR

3 sets of 6 reps

 

Played a little soccer after that


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:47 PM

2/23/15

 

Warm up

 

Wide grip pull down

40x15x2

50x15x2

60x15

 

One hand seated row

40x10x2

50x10

 

High rack pull

135x5

175x5

205x5

 

DB shrugs

40x12

50x12

60x12

 

DB concentration curl (3 second descent)

15x10x2

 

cable stack curls with rope

40x12

50x12