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Old 04-21-2004, 04:06 AM
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Ah, going to the gym in the morning is WAY BETTER than at night. No high school kids hogging the benches or little kids running around. However, the same thing happened today that ALWAYS peeves me: Between sets of cable curls I lay my towel on the pulley while I get a drink of water. I come back and someone actually threw my towel aside and was setting up for some pressdowns. **** that ticks me off!

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<font color="blue">It is always nice when you have the gym almost to yourself. But that really blows that you still have jerks who like to just push their way in without asking. Sometimes you just have to speak up and tell them that you were there first. Your dedication is admireable and I agree that morning workouts are 100 times better than evenings. </font>
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Old 04-21-2004, 05:01 PM
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Yes, I definitely did kick that guy off the pulley. "Um, that was my towel and I'm using this." He immediately apologized and left. Haha. Anyway, SO much homework to do, and Pistons game to watch tonight, but I got my workout in early again:

Incline bench dumbbell presses: 5 sets of 10,8,6,4,4 reps
Flat bench flys: 5 sets of 6,4,4,3,3 reps
Parallel bar dips: 5 sets of 10,8,6,5,4 reps
Decline bench dumbbell presses: 4 sets of 8,6,4,4 reps
Machine flys: 4 sets of 8,6,4,4 reps

I'm really pleased with today's workout. Shortly after I measured my chest/back and I've grown ALMOST an inch since I last measured about 4 weeks ago (I think).
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Old 04-21-2004, 05:09 PM
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Yes, I definitely did kick that guy off the pulley. "Um, that was my towel and I'm using this." He immediately apologized and left. Haha. Anyway, SO much homework to do, and Pistons game to watch tonight, but I got my workout in early again:
I'm really pleased with today's workout. Shortly after I measured my chest/back and I've grown ALMOST an inch since I last measured about 4 weeks ago (I think).

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<font color="blue">Dude, way to be. I'm glad that guy apologized to you too. Good luck doing your homework. Oh, and another roundball fan I see. I don't see how you guys can watch basketball. Well, hey enjoy the game bro. </font>

<font color="red"> [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]Way to go on the boosted measurements. That is super awesome my friend. Keep up the intensity!! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] </font>
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:05 PM
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Ah. Great day at the gym. Surprisingly, there weren't many people there at 5-8 PM on a Friday. I guess you have to have a special kind of dedication to spend Friday evenings working out. Ah, but I'm out 'til 3 or 4 am anyway! Here's what I did today:

Deadlifts: 5 sets of 12,8,6,4,4 reps
Bent over barbell rows: 4 sets of 8,6,4,3 reps
Wide-grip pulldowns: 5 sets of 10,8,6,4,4 reps
Rope pulldowns: 4 sets of 8,6,4,4 reps
Neutral-grip pullups: 1 set of 4 reps
supersetted with:
Chinups: 1 set of 4 reps
Machine rows: 5 sets of 10,8,6,4,4 reps
Dumbbell shrugs: 5 sets of 10,8,6,6,4 reps
Upright barbell rows: 4 sets of 8,6,4,3 reps
Behind-the-neck barbell military presses: 4 sets of 5,3,2,2 reps
Dumbbell shoulder presses: 4 sets of 6,4,2,2 reps

Whew... after that I went to Subway and scarfed down a footlong turkey, lettuce, and bacon sandwich. Then, I headed to Brookstone and relaxed in massage chairs for hours... ahhhh.
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:21 PM
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I forgot to mention that my deadlift max went up to 275 lbs. today. I'm especially pleased about that. It's still going up 10 to 15 lbs. a week. Too bad my bench press isn't moving.... ****.
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Old 04-24-2004, 02:11 AM
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Ok, it's 2:30 AM, and I'm bored. So I decided to do abs:

Triset:
50 weighted crunches
50 leg raises
100 twisting crunches

Triset:
30 weighted crunches
30 leg raises
50 twisting crunches

Yeah, I have no idea how to train abs really. I know mine have a lot of endurance (I can do 1000+ crunches at a time), but I want to cause hypertrophy more than anything right now. Comments and suggestions welcome!
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:20 PM
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I'm back...

Well since my computer crashed I haven't been able to update my training log. But I have been working out regularly. Here we are with my last workout:

Deadlifts: 7 sets of 1,1,1 (to max), 8,6,5,4 reps
Wide-grip lat pulldowns: 4 sets of 8,6,5,4 reps
Close-grip lat pulldowns: SAME
Dumbbell shrugs: 4 sets of 10,10,8,8 reps
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Old 08-17-2004, 08:19 AM
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I don't know why, but my last two posts are gone... ? Eh.
For my biceps workout yesterday I used a workout done by Lee Haney, hoping to shock my muscles. **** it hurt. After I finished it my grip was so gone I could barely hold a guitar pick in my hand. Anyway, here it is:

TRISET:
Standing barbell curls: 8 reps
Preacher curls: 10 reps
Concentration curls: 10 reps

Same format for second triset but only 6 reps on the barbell curls. Then, I lowered the weight a little for all the exercises and busted out reps of 6, 10, and 10 for the next two trisets.

Let me tell you the pump was amazing. I've never seen so many veins pop out from my arms! Hopefully this will help me break my plateaus in arm gains.
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