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Old 05-05-2007, 05:26 PM
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5/5/7

Legs (light)

Deadlift: 315x10 365x3 365x2 365x2 365x2 315x8
Front Squats (ATG): 225 275 275 225
Squat (ATG): 225 225 225 225

I'm staying with a friend so I was at a different gym and didn't have any of my stuff (gloves, straps, etc) and forgot a pen/paper so I think that's what I did.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:28 AM
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5/6/7

Rest

Ate a lot of food and took it easy today.

This past 2 weeks I really haven't gone as hard as I would have liked but its all good.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:39 AM
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5/7/7

Back only:

Deadlift: 315 365 414 465 465
Chinups: 9 7 5 5
45 lb Weighted Hyper Extensions: 15 15 15 15
Seated Close Grip Row: 180 190 200 210

I tore a big chunk of skin off my hand doing deadlifts a few days ago so gripping is very painful so this is all I could manage today. Also, I started my new job so I have 2 jobs for awhile which is going to be a bit rough. Overall it was a good workout. I intended to do some pulldowns and bent over rows but I'll hit those next time.

Tomorrow I'll do Chest/Shoulders.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:55 AM
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26 chins ive been watching where did the 40 go off to. I liked that part. I guess it was back day so i can give you a break this time. Good job keep it up.
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:54 PM
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Almost doing them 1 handed because my left hand hurts so much when I grip anything. =P
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:36 AM
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5/8/7

Today I did extremely light shoulders / chest with a little bit of abs.

Bench Press: 225 225 225 225
Incline Bench: 185 185 185 185
Standing Military Press: 95 95 95 95
Hammer Strength Military Press: 90 90 90 90
Incline Situps

I've been having some really ridiculous soreness in my upper right pec all week so I'm taking it easy on chest. I've also got some nasty stretch marks now (have never had them before) so I'm trying to avoid making them worse.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:40 AM
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5/9/7

Arms:

Machine Preacher: 165 180 195 210
Reverse Cable Curl: 110 120 130 140 drop 95
21s: 55 60 60 65
Incline DB: 30s 30s 35s 35s
Cable Curl: 120 130 140 150

Skull Crushers: 80 80 80 80
Dips: 10x 10x 10x 10x
Close Grip Press: 135 185 185 185
Overhead Rope extension: 150 150 150 150
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:22 AM
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Are you training for muscular endurance primarily? Just wondering what your reasoning is for doing the same weight on all 4 sets of some of your exercises. I've always felt that there's no point in doing extra sets if you are just going to stay at the same weight unless your training for endurance. I'm by no means trying to critique your workouts, just wanted to hear your opinion.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:22 AM
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In my opinion/experience you can still get strength/size gains from doing the same weight as long as you are going to failure each time.

For example, chinups/pushups/dips you are doing the same weight each set but you can still gain strength from doing it.

In my experience if you can do X reps of a specific weight in a set and you rest 60 seconds til your next set you will be able to do .75X reps the following set of the same weight. So if I can do 20 pushups my first set I'll do 15 my second and fail and the following set I'd be able to do ~11 then ~8. If you increase the weight you are lifting each set you won't be able to do as many reps.

Generally when I do a series of 4 sets with the same weight its because the first or 2nd warmup set was sufficiently heavy that I feel increasing the weight would reduce the number of reps too much and so I keep the weight the same so I'm still doing 6-8 reps instead of like 3-6.

In the end failure is failure though regardless of the weight you use to achieve it. =)
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:06 PM
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In my opinion/experience you can still get strength/size gains from doing the same weight as long as you are going to failure each time.

For example, chinups/pushups/dips you are doing the same weight each set but you can still gain strength from doing it.

In my experience if you can do X reps of a specific weight in a set and you rest 60 seconds til your next set you will be able to do .75X reps the following set of the same weight. So if I can do 20 pushups my first set I'll do 15 my second and fail and the following set I'd be able to do ~11 then ~8. If you increase the weight you are lifting each set you won't be able to do as many reps.

Generally when I do a series of 4 sets with the same weight its because the first or 2nd warmup set was sufficiently heavy that I feel increasing the weight would reduce the number of reps too much and so I keep the weight the same so I'm still doing 6-8 reps instead of like 3-6.

In the end failure is failure though regardless of the weight you use to achieve it. =)

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Thanks for the reply. I understand what you're saying, but wouldn't it be easier to make strength gains by increasing the weight and maybe sacrificing some reps? That's my primary goal at least. But maybe your training for something different? What are your main goals? Strength, endurance, hypertrophy?
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