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Tommy J.
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sorry no posts in a while fellas. Still in this. Haven’t missed a workout since I’ve been back at it. So far, very unimpressed with the vitamins. Other than modest weight gain and noticeably increased energy. Definitely don’t work like everyone who has never taken them in their life says they work. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Bw currently 232

Just now getting to where I left off before the pandemic. Thought this stuff was supposed to work faster! 🤬

but I can’t complain too much... it’s only taken not even 2 months of benching every 5th day to get back to my all time strongest. So they work. Just not as fast as I had hoped.

will update my workout log when I get a clean pr on vid.

 

who is left? Chez, Aaron, and myself?

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9 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

who is left? Chez, Aaron, and myself?

Think so. My wrist still isn’t 100% but I am back up to 315. Restarting a program I was running last year and like all programs it starts light 

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21 hours ago, Mike Rinderle said:

And... I'm out.  Getting the ol' hip replaced boys.  I'll start back up after it heals.  Good luck to y'all.  Let me know who to send the cash to.

Get better soon! Now you're gonna get hassled by TSA when you're at the airport ha

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Just had my strongest shoulder press session since the pandemic started

Seated 1 Arm DB Press

3 warm ups

75 lbs - 2x each arm

85 lbs - 2x each arm 

95 lbs - 2x each arm 

105 lbs - 2x right, 3x left 

115 lbs - 2x right

95 lbs - 10x right, 8x left 

- left wrist feels great today

Pec Deck Fly Machine 

180 lbs - 10x

195 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 10x

225 lbs - 10x

1 Arm Machine Bicep Curls 

2 warm ups

180 lbs (Max) - 4 sets of 8 each arm 

1 Arm Machine Triceps Extensions 

1 high rep warm up 

125 lbs - 4 sets of 8 each arm 

 

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6 hours ago, king crusher said:

90x7 seated shoulder press. This thread is getting sleepy...

 

 

Good stuff dude. I’m still working but I just reset the cycle so the weights are low at the moment 

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2 hours ago, Chez said:

Good stuff dude. I’m still working but I just reset the cycle so the weights are low at the moment 

You were just doing 115's sounds pretty heavy to me! 

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44 minutes ago, king crusher said:

You were just doing 115's sounds pretty heavy to me! 

Oh ya. I Meant on bench but I’m going to restart for shoulder press this week also 

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17 hours ago, king crusher said:

90x7 seated shoulder press. This thread is getting sleepy...

 

 

Well done sir.

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If I can grab the one rack at the gym (ya, my gym only has one) I’m switching to Barbell overhead press for shoulders today. If not back to the Dumbbells  

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2 hours ago, Chez said:

If I can grab the one rack at the gym (ya, my gym only has one) I’m switching to Barbell overhead press for shoulders today. If not back to the Dumbbells  

Someone will be doing curls in it. And another guy will be waiting to do dumbbell tricep kickbacks.  You're third in line lol

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Maxed out Aug. 25 and the results were abysmal. Hit 320lb bench press but failed on 343.  Probably because ten days prior I got a stomach flu which caused me to drop pounds going from 230lb to 218. Later that week I found out my Rottweiler had bone cancer and had to put her down.  Stress killed my gains. Anyway, back at it strong now.  Still hit 315lb for a double the day I missed 343.  I guess it could be worse; could have torn a pec or rotator cuff.  
 

Where you at Tommy?  

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9 hours ago, Aaron Jacobs said:

Maxed out Aug. 25 and the results were abysmal. Hit 320lb bench press but failed on 343.  Probably because ten days prior I got a stomach flu which caused me to drop pounds going from 230lb to 218. Later that week I found out my Rottweiler had bone cancer and had to put her down.  Stress killed my gains. Anyway, back at it strong now.  Still hit 315lb for a double the day I missed 343.  I guess it could be worse; could have torn a pec or rotator cuff.  
 

Where you at Tommy?  

Still very strong dude. I have had several set backs so I know how it feels 

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My third workout restarting this program so it’s still light but here is tonight’s session:

Bench Press

4 warm ups

250 lbs - 4 sets of 4x

285 lbs - easy single 

200 lbs - 18x AMRAP. Dam cardio rep out

Incline Bench Press

195 lbs - 5x

215 lbs - 5x

235 lbs - 5x

Smith Machine Floor Press - each rep paused 

245 lbs - 3x

265 lbs - 3x

285 lbs - 3x

Machine Leg Press Calf raises 

1 warm up 

280 lbs - 4 sets of 25x

Right Hand RBA Crush negatives

3 warm ups 

6-6 - 5 sec hold 

6-7 - 5 sec hold

7-7 - 5 sec hold

7-8 - 5 sec hold 

8-8 - 5 sec hold x 3

 

picture of me warming up: “no one cared who I was until I put on the mass....ah.....mask”

 

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Turns out they can't do my surgery until November 3rd.  So I'll stay on my maintenance program until then.  Cutting weight as fast as I can.  Doc says he'd like me at 220 by then.  246 now.  Down from 272 when I hit 315 a few months ago.  Intermittent fasting is working pretty good.  I don't eat anything til I get home from work, then eat whatever I want until 7 pm.  Some days that's 1pm - 7pm.  Other days, when I have a lot of OT, it's just one gargantuan meal for dinner.

Yesterday, 1 meal: big mac, 2 filet o fish sammiches, 4 poptarts, and a glass of milk.  

Once I get past 8:00 am, it gets easier throughout the day.  But as soon as I eat, it's game on.

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Second over press session since the gyms reopened:

Standing overhead Barbell press

3 warm ups

180 lbs - 3x

180 lbs - 4x

180 lbs - 4x

180 lbs - 3x

200 lbs - 1x

140 lbs - 20x ARAP. Cardio rep out 

Pec Deck machine flys

170 lbs - 10x

190 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 10x

230 lbs - 10x

Preacher Curls 

70 lbs - 8x

90 lbs - 8x

100 lbs - 8x

70 lbs - 15x

V bar triceps push downs

high rep warm up 

70 lbs - 10x

80 lbs - 10x

90 lbs - 10x

100 lbs - 10x

 

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Tonight’s session 

Bench Press

4 warm ups

250 lbs - 4x, 5x, 5x, 4x

290 lbs - easy single 

205 lbs - 18x AMRAP. Dam cardio rep out

Incline Bench Press

200 lbs - 5x

220 lbs - 5x

240 lbs - 3x

Floor Press - each rep paused 

225 lbs - 3x

245 lbs - 3x

265 lbs - 3x

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Continuing to ramp up the shoulder and triceps work today;

Standing overhead Barbell press

3 warm ups

180 lbs - 4x

180 lbs - 4x

180 lbs - 4x

180 lbs - 4x

205 lbs - 1x

145 lbs - 20x ARAP. Cardio rep out 

Pec Deck machine flys

190 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

230 lbs - 8x

250 lbs (Whole stack)- 8x

Preacher Curls 

70 lbs - 10x

80 lbs - 8x

90 lbs - 8x

100 lbs - 8x

70 lbs - 15x

V bar triceps push downs

high rep warm up 

75 lbs - 8x

85 lbs - 8x

95 lbs - 8x

110 lbs - 8x 

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Continuing to ramp up

great chest session tonight 

Bench Press

4 warm ups

250 lbs - 5x, 5x, 5x, 5x

295 lbs - easy single 

210 lbs - 17x AMRAP. Dam cardio rep out

Incline Bench Press

205 lbs - 5x

225 lbs - 3x

245 lbs - 3x

Smith machine Floor Press - each rep paused 

275 lbs - 2x

295 lbs - 2x

315 lbs - 1x

Machine Pec Deck Flys 

190 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 10x

230 lbs - 10x

250 lbs (stack) - 10x

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Great chest workout. Continuing to ramp up

Bench Press

4 warm ups

250 lbs - 6x, 6x, 6x, 6x

305 lbs - smooth single 

220 lbs - 14x AMRAP. Dam cardio rep out

Incline Bench Press

210 lbs - 5x

230 lbs - 5x

250 lbs - 3x

Smith Machine Floor Press - each rep paused 

255 lbs - 3x

275 lbs - 3x

295 lbs - 2x

Machine Pec Deck Flys 

230 lbs - 8X

250 lbs (stack) - 8x, 8x, 8x

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I think I’m back in. Training is not optimal but now I have two dumbbells at home, one 40kg and one 45kg. I’ve been doing dumbbell presses with them for sets of 8’s and 10’s once a week for the past couple of weeks. Yester day I started taping extra weight on to them. Like I said, not optimal but it should give me a base for the next time I have time to actually hit the gym for real later this year.

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In a good groove right now. Ramping up nicely. Here’s tonight’s work

Barbell Bench Press

4 warm ups 

250 lbs - 6x, 7x, 7x, 6x

310 lbs - single. I wasn’t set up right so I started leaning to my right and It threw me off but I was able to pull it in and finish it. Obviously fatigued from previous sets as reps are increasing every week. 

225 lbs - 13x and spot to finish the 14th. Happy with that since the triceps are very fatigued at this point 

Incline Barbell Bench Press

215 lbs - 3x

235 lbs - 3x

255 lbs - 3x. Last rep wasn’t easy 

Smith Machine Floor Press - every rep paused 

260 lbs - 3x

280 lbs - 3x

300 lbs - 2x

Standing Alternating Dumbbell Hammer Curls

1 warm up 

45 lb DBs - 8x each arm

50 lb DBs - 8x each arm

55 lb DBs - 8x each arm

60 lb DBs - 8x each arm

Machine Pec Deck Flys - Palm down

250 lbs (whole stack) - 4 sets of 8x

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