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king crusher
10 hours ago, Chez said:

I have an N95 cause my family got it for me so it’s the only mask I have and tons of sweat was collecting it. I sweat more than anyone I have ever met. And I broke my nose when I was young so they could only set it by hand cause I wasn’t finished growing and I never got it really fixed as an adult so I’m a mouth breather.....the mask was getting sucked in when I was breathing heavy cause I was rushing 

Yeah you are setting yourself up for problems wearing a mask. I'd strongly recommend not wearing one. Especially while working out. 

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Chez
1 minute ago, king crusher said:

Yeah you are setting yourself up for problems wearing a mask. I'd strongly recommend not wearing one. Especially while working out. 

No choice. Gym requires it. 

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Tommy J.

I’ve been saying for years I can’t stand gyms. Yeah, they got lots of fancy stuff. But also lots of rules. And I highly doubt anyone that goes to gyms, that also touts about how much nice equipment the gym has, and how they could never afford the same equipment, even uses 30% of that “nice” equipment when they go. Also, its crazy to me the thought of paying to workout. Essentially, your paying someone so you can work. I get that equipment costs money. But if you buy it or build it yourself and workout at home it’s not the same. I can sell any equipment I’ve made or bought for cost of materials, or more, and get my money right back. So it’s like it’s free. Also can’t stand the thought of waiting on someone to get done using whatever I need to use. I would already be wasting time away from working out by simply driving to and from the gym. Then add whatever wait times you spend waiting on someone else to get out of the way. Oh... and don’t forget your paying for all that time wasted..

then there is the added factor of nasty ass people around you while your trying to do you. Encroaching on your every breath with their offensive stench. Or their coughing, sneezing, grunting, farting, or sweating on everything. Or attempting to make awkward eye contact with you, or side eye you so to watch you every time you move. Or rushing you out of the way so they can move in and do some retarded and ugly form of movement. I’ll pass.

build a home gym and be independent from being extorted and inconvenienced during your workouts.

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Chez

I wish Tommy I’m in NY and live in an apartment so right now I am at the mercy of the gym 

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Tommy J.
2 hours ago, Chez said:

I wish Tommy I’m in NY and live in an apartment so right now I am at the mercy of the gym 

Not to brow beat you, but the one and only time I lived in an apartment, my living room WAS my gym. Literally no other furniture was in the entire apartment other than my bed, nightstand, and tv stand in the bedroom.

i even had to stand in the kitchen when I ate at home. No table.

was young then... so the only time I was home I was either eating, sleeping, showering, lifting, or out at the pool chasing women. You know how it is at that age. 😉

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3 minutes ago, Tommy J. said:

Not to brow beat you, but the one and only time I lived in an apartment, my living room WAS my gym. Literally no other furniture was in the entire apartment other than my bed, nightstand, and tv stand in the bedroom.

i even had to stand in the kitchen when I ate at home. No table.

was young then... so the only time I was home I was either eating, sleeping, showering, lifting, or out at the pool chasing women. You know how it is at that age. 😉

Sounds awesome but I just ended an engagement but before then I didn’t have the room in my one bedroom cause she had a ton of stuff and now you can’t even buy equipment 

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Great session tonight:

started with bench at the gym and then incline and floor press at my buddy’s:

Bench Press

3 warm ups 

225 - 3x

255 - 2x

275 - 2x

295 - 2x. Most since the wrist got bad and I had at least 1 more rep in the tank

225 - 10x. Just for some volume

Incline Bench 

185 lbs - 3x

225 lbs - 3x

260 lbs - 2x. Buddy plates weigh heavy and his set up is hard so this is harder than at the gym

Floor Press all reps paused

225 lbs - 3x

255 lbs - 2x 

290 lbs - 1x

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Mike Rinderle

Bench:

245 x 1
235 x 2
225 x 3
215 x 3
205 x 4
195 x 5
185 x 6
175 x 6

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Chez
14 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Bench:

245 x 1
235 x 2
225 x 3
215 x 3
205 x 4
195 x 5
185 x 6
175 x 6

Good stuff mike. 

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Mike Rinderle
37 minutes ago, Chez said:

Good stuff mike. 

Thanks Chez.  Just getting my weekly work in to try to not lose much more.  6 weeks off with work killed me.  My max probably isn't much more than 250.  Which happens to be my weight.  Working 16 hour days and not eating is an easy way to drop 20 lbs.  Lol

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Great shoulder and tricep session at the gym so I had heavy Dumbbells and didn’t need to stack two.

Seated One Arm Dumbbell Shoulder Press

3 warm ups 

75 lb DB - 3x each side

85 lb DB - 3x each side 

95 lb DB - 3x each side 

105 lb DB - 5x right side/100 DB - 3x left

90 lb DB - 10x right, 9 left 

note - forgot my wrist wraps at home so I was being extra cautious with the left and the bad wrist. At least I had athletic tape 

Seated One Arm Machine Triceps Extensions 

110 lbs - 4 sets of 12x each arm 

Machine Rear Laterals 

135 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

165 lbs - 2 sets of 10x

Machine Crunches 

120 lbs - 20x

150 lbs - 2 sets of 20x

Seated DB Laterals 

25 lb DBS - 3 sets of 10x

 

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Mike Rinderle
56 minutes ago, Chez said:

Great shoulder and tricep session at the gym so I had heavy Dumbbells and didn’t need to stack two.

Seated One Arm Dumbbell Shoulder Press

3 warm ups 

75 lb DB - 3x each side

85 lb DB - 3x each side 

95 lb DB - 3x each side 

105 lb DB - 5x right side/100 DB - 3x left

90 lb DB - 10x right, 9 left 

note - forgot my wrist wraps at home so I was being extra cautious with the left and the bad wrist. At least I had athletic tape 

Seated One Arm Machine Triceps Extensions 

110 lbs - 4 sets of 12x each arm 

Machine Rear Laterals 

135 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

165 lbs - 2 sets of 10x

Machine Crunches 

120 lbs - 20x

150 lbs - 2 sets of 20x

Seated DB Laterals 

25 lb DBS - 3 sets of 10x

 

Lot's of really good work buddy.

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Chez
1 hour ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Lot's of really good work buddy.

Thanks bud. also went straight from the gym to sled pulls/drags at my friends house so now I am totally exhausted. 

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Bench is tomorrow for me guys and I’m excited cause I plan to attempt 300-305 for a double last working set. Still far behind where I was but wrist is getting better and better (rehabbing as I type this). Let’s go gentlemen!

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Killed it tonight. 

Bench press (at the gym)

3 warm ups 

225 lbs - 2x

250 lbs - 2x

275 lbs - 2x

300 lbs - 2x. Felt easy. Should have went 305 but I’ll save it for next week

245 lbs - 9x. Could have gotten the 10th if I really went for it

Machine Single Arm Bicep Curls (gym)

155 lbs - 10x each arm

170 lbs (whole stack not counting fractional plates) - 3 sets of 10x each arm

Incline Bench Press (friends place)

1 warm up

185 lbs - 3x

225 lbs - 2x

265 lbs - 2x. Smoked that. Buddy said I had another and I totally did but I’ll just move up in weight next week

Barbell Floor Press (Friends Place)

225 lbs - 3x

260 lbs - 2x

295 lbs - 1x. Killed it. Buddy told me to do a double but I’ll save it again. Rather be cautious and improve slowly 

260 lbs - 1x. Was going to do more reps but something didn’t feel right. I actually thought we misloaded but I think my position was just off so I called it. 

 

Very happy with the progress. Now to ice and rehab the wrist cause it’s working well

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Mike Rinderle

Damn son!  Very nice work!

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Chez
22 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Damn son!  Very nice work!

Thanks mike. Feels good to be making progress again. Being back in the gym has definitely energized me 

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king crusher

Excellent stuff. Were is Eric at these days?

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Chez
1 hour ago, king crusher said:

Excellent stuff. Were is Eric at these days?

He posted a bench workout 5 days ago in his log

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Chez

Shoulders and triceps tomorrow guys. Going to keep upping the weights. Let’s go!

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Seated one Arm Dumbbell Press went great today:

3 warm ups 

75 lbs - 3x each arm

85 lbs - 3x each arm

95 lbs - 3x each arm

110 lbs - 3x right/105 lbs - 3x left

95 lbs - 7x Right, 5x left

- did other stuff at the gym and ran out of time for triceps so I will do them tonight In the community fitness room. Press strength is on the way up and that will help the bench 

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Great chest and biceps session tonight. Not perfect but I’ll take it. Lost power due to the storm yesterday so I had to go into the office and didn’t get there until 10:30 cause I was waiting for permission to make sure a computer was even available because everyone is working from home. I planned to leave straight from work but left my wrist wraps at home again (argh!) so I had to drive back home then the to the gym so I didn’t get there until late and lifted till close.

Bench Press 

3 warm ups 

225 lbs - 2x

250 lbs - 2x

275 lbs - 2x

305 lbs - 2x but on the second the spotter had to lightly put his finger tips on the bar. Argh. I knew I felt tired on the previous sets cause the weight wasnt popping off my chest like it has been. Also I set up to close to the pins and that thew me off. Oh well I’ll repeat the weight next week and try and get the double clean.

255 lbs - 8x. Back off set for volume 

Incline Bench

185 lbs - 3x

225 lbs - 3x

270 lbs - 2x. Got a bad lift off from a young spotter. He was aggressive with the help and threw it too far forward on me and dumped it on me and I had to reign it in.

225 lbs - 7x. Back off set for volume

Incline Hammer strength Press

270 lbs in plates - 3 sets of 8x, 5x and 5x. Just wanted more volume 

Pec Deck Flys

180 lbs - 10x

195 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 8x

225 lbs - 8x

Single Arm Machine Bicep Curls 

2 warm ups

180 lbs (max weight) - 4 sets of 8x each arm. I’ll try and up the reps next week

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