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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:53 pm 
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Thanks Johan! I really like that shoulder press too.

So, I've been seriously neglecting this journal although I have not been neglecting my workouts. I'm not tracking my nutrition closely this summer - I'm eating whatever I want during holidays and vacations, hiking/biking, and eating a bit lower than maintenance during work days. Hopefully, I'll gain some lean mass with a minimal of fat gain until I start tracking again in the autumn. I worked back with Robert today - always a good time.

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Hammer Strength Iso Row
45 x 12
55 x 12
70 x 8
75 x 8
75 x 7

Freestanding T-Bar Row
50 x 12
60 x 10
70 x 10
75 x 8

Seated Cable Row - This machine is different from the one at my gym and I can always handle more weight here.
90 x 12
105 x 12
120 x 8
135 x 6

One-Arm DB Row
45 x 12
50 x 8
50 x 9
50 x 8

Straight-Arm Lat Pulldowns
40 x 12
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 8

And then I tried to do Close-Grip (palms facing each other) Pull-Ups, just for the hell of it. I was able to do 4 unassisted. I haven't tried wide grip yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:35 am 
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wow! way to go on the pullups! I don't think I could do one pullup. My back is my weakest area.

Great work!

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:48 am 
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No one was more surprised than me, VeggiePrincess, especially since it was at the end of the workout.

Tonight I was a bit tired, so only did half of my arm workout. Which means I don't get a rest night tomorrow. For each set, I did one extra rep on my left arm since it's a bit smaller/weaker than my right.

Biceps

Standing DB Curls
27 x 12
30 x 10
32 x 10
35 x 8
35 x 8

Standing Z-Bar Curls
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 7

Hammer Curls
20 x 10
20 x 10
20 x 10
22 x 8

Calves

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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No one was more surprised than me, VeggiePrincess, especially since it was at the end of the workout.

Tonight I was a bit tired, so only did half of my arm workout. Which means I don't get a rest night tomorrow. For each set, I did one extra rep on my left arm since it's a bit smaller/weaker than my right.

Biceps

Standing DB Curls
27 x 12
30 x 10
32 x 10
35 x 8
35 x 8

Standing Z-Bar Curls
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 7

Hammer Curls
20 x 10
20 x 10
20 x 10
22 x 8

Calves

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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You're slowly fadding?

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:38 am 
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Hi Joe! I'm still here, still working hard but just not posting it right now. We've had a lot of social commitments this past month and a few yet to come. I've been a bit exhausted actually. And my strength gains have leveled off. I really need more sleep. How are you? I hope you and the family have been having some good times this summer. We've got family visiting next week and in August.

I worked shoulders last night with a friend who wants to get in shape. It would be wonderful to see her commit and transform her body. She's really excited at this point but not very knowledgeable - I hope that changes soon so that she can work out on her own and feel comfortable.

Shoulders

Seated DB Should Press
27 x 12
30 x 10
32 x 8
32 x 8 - I was hoping to move up to 35 but it wasn't happening

Upright Barbell Row
50 x 14
60 x 10
60 x 10
60 x 10

Lateral DB Raise
12 x 12
12 x 12
15 x 10
15 x 9

DB Front Raise
12 x 12
15 x 9
15 x 8
15 x 8

Rear Delts - on the second set I felt something pull and immediately stopped. I'm sore but don't think I did much damage.

Abs

I'm concentrating on squats this morning with a trainer. My legs and glutes are slowly coming around but I'm still missing out on the ability to train them with heavy weights.

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:46 pm 
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have i mentioned lately just how impressive you are! i never ceased to be amazed by this blog. i saw you in the article about robert in the newspaper. Girl, you are looking amazing! and tough. i love it! keep it up. you are an inspiration to me :)

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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Thank you! You are also an inspiration to me - as are many of the previous and current female members! I have never been involved in sports, never been physically strong. And I have always had a slender build. No one is more amazed than I that I've put on mass and gotten strong. So I know that there are many women out there that could do the same. Honestly, if I can do it then ANY woman can!

Today, I focused on squats with my trainer. This is the weakest part of my routine and has now become a big focus for me. We worked on front squats, Smith machine squats and leg extensions. I still cannot do a "regular" squat resting the barbell on my traps, but that may not be necessary. This is the first trainer who has been able to work with me to find what will work for my anatomy - priceless.

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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I just wanted to say, can't wait to meet you and do a little shopping at the huge farmer's mkt Robert has told me about on friday morning! I would imagine you're even that much more intimidating in person....

Robert didn't do any sketchy lime green or hot pink gym attire today but her def did enough yeah buddies to last a lifetime while he was repping out 910 on the sled :lol: :D

see you soon

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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Yeah buddy!!!

And it is Saturday morning for the farmer's market!

Have fun!

Let's get a workout in with DV while we're here, she's here, Octo is here, thendanisays,etc. Bodybuilding workout. Let's do dis!

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:36 am 
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Anything but legs! I did not lift heavy yesterday as we were mostly working on squat form. However, my quads are SORE today. I won't be able to ride my bike to work.

I'll see some of you at the market if you're up early!

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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DV wrote:
I'm didn't not



wut?

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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Oops! Thanks for catching that - I changed it.

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DV wrote:
Oops! Thanks for catching that - I changed it.


DV wrote:
I'm did not



wat?

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 Post subject: Re: Female, 42 and Bodybuilding - DV's Journal
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Geez, I must have been asleep when I wrote that!

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