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#61 Postby DV » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:43 pm

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday - Calories have been in the 1800 to 2000 range and protein in the 80 to 120 gm range.

Sunday was Legs with my trainer. He has the routine and I don't remember the weights, reps or sets. I can barely walk today.

Straight Legged Deadlifts with DBs
Sumo Squats with DB
Walking Lunges
Leg Extensions
Calf Press


Monday was Shoulders

Arnold Press I with DBs
20 x 15
22 x 12
27 x 10
30 x 7
30 x 7
30 x 6

Arnold Press II with DBs
20 x 8
20 x 10
20 x 10
20 x 10

One Arm Lateral Raise (leaning at 45 degree angle)
15 x 12
15 x 10
15 x 10
15 x 10

DB Front Raise
15 x 11
15 x 12
17 x 8
17 x 7

Rear Delts with DBs
15 x 12
15 x 12
15 x 12
15 x 12

Tuesday is rest day!

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#62 Postby Zack » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:01 pm

That was enough to make you not walk?

Wish I could say the same for myself..
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#63 Postby DV » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:26 pm

It was the calf exercise, not the rest of it.

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#64 Postby robert » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:54 pm

Yeah! ;)

Hey, my legs are today. I took two days off in a row....you were killing me a the gym. My triceps are still a little sore and that was last week when we trained them!

I hope to be walking funny tomorrow :)

I won't be going to Bend afterall, so other than moving......I'm around to hit up the gym another time or two before going to L.A. on May 8th.

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#65 Postby DV » Fri May 02, 2008 9:51 am

My husband is back home and I haven't really tracked my calories or protein intake too well this week. There have certainly been a few extra calories from the wine category. (Usually, I drink wine on the weekends and occasionally will have a glass during the week). I love a good family crisis!

Wednesday was arm day with my trainer and Thursday was rest day. I concentrated on learning new exercises and don't know the weights or reps. I don't even know how to describe some of the exercises we did so I won't try.

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#66 Postby robert » Fri May 02, 2008 12:55 pm

Tell him hi from me. Have a great workouts this week.........I'll get back to you about this weekend.

I'm wrecked from my leg workout, moving for 12-hours yesterday, etc.

Lots of work to do too, but I'll check in. I enjoy training together, even if you make fun of my pants! :twisted:


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#67 Postby DV » Sat May 03, 2008 5:48 am

Friday was the last session with my trainer. I'll miss him, especially for his bodybuilding insights.

Chest

Barbell Incline Bench
45 x 15
65 x 12
65 x 10
70 x 8
45 x 6

Barbell Flat Bench
65 x 12
75 x 10
85 x 8
100 x 3

Flat Bench Flys
15 x 15
20 x 12
20 x 12
20 x 10

Dips - seated dip machine
I didn't pay attention to the weight. This is not a pretty exercise and I probably wouldn't do it on my own.

Abs

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#68 Postby robert » Sat May 03, 2008 1:49 pm

Sorry to hear it is over! But take what you learned, apply what makes the most sense and you'll be great.

Today I'm doing a massage for someone and should be done by 2PM or so and then I'm available to train. I don't remember what time you are available today.....sorry I spaced it.

I have the bright green pants too! I am still wrecked from my leg workout, but I could train something upper body.

I'll catch you later, gotta eat now.

Monday may be a day to train as well. We'll see how things workout.


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#69 Postby robert » Sat May 03, 2008 9:58 pm

Nice back attack workout today! Now go eat some food!!!!

P.S. I had creatine tonight, thanks for the reminder :)


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#70 Postby DV » Sun May 04, 2008 9:15 am

Yeah, great workout except that my abs were still sore from Friday. We need to do abs together one of these days. I was SO hungry when I left!

Back

Seated Rows
75 x 15
90 x 14
105 x 12
120 x 9
120 x 9
120 x 9
I don't always trust the weights when training on a different machine in a different gym. We'll see if I can row 120 in my own gym.

T-Bar Row
50 x 13
60 x 10
75 x 8
75 x 7

Lat Pulldowns with Palms Parallel
75 x 15
90 x 12
105 x 9
105 x 8

Straight Arm Pulldowns
40 x 14
50 x 8
50 x 10
50 x 8

One Arm Row
45 x 10
50 x 7
50 x 7

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#71 Postby Zack » Sun May 04, 2008 11:01 am

You are too strong. Starting to get scared you may catch up. :D
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#72 Postby veggieprincess » Sun May 04, 2008 11:12 am

great to see your still goin at it hard and heavy.... with the occasional glass of wine to keep us sane... or at least a bit numb ha, ha... :wink: :wink:
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#73 Postby robert » Sun May 04, 2008 11:52 am

Zack wrote:You are too strong. Starting to get scared you may catch up. :D


I thought about that during the workout...I was thinking DV was going to pass up a bunch of the men on the forum in lifts. Sometimes we use the same weight as well.

We both had solid workouts, and both lifted heavier in the same exercises than we did last week for back.

Watch out.....DV will catch you and own you! :)


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#74 Postby DV » Sun May 04, 2008 12:10 pm

Oh, I like that "catch you and own you." I'm going to use that one. I think I'll go into the office and tell that to my hubby right now. He just laughed. I don't think he's frightened yet. Although he did tell one of my friends that when he hears my weights, he lifts the same amount the next time he's in the gym just to make sure I'm not catching up on him.

Yeah, I'm getting stronger and hope it continues for some time. I have no idea what my potential is but it's so much fun lifting heavy. It's sort of addicting in a way and it's keeping me from trying to lose any more fat right now. The thought of getting weaker is just so upsetting.

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#75 Postby Lean and Green » Sun May 04, 2008 12:54 pm

DV wrote:Barbell Flat Bench
65 x 12
75 x 10
85 x 8
100 x 3

The thought of getting weaker is just so upsetting.


There is nothing more admirable than seeing the women lifters in the gym not only using barbells to train but actually adding weights!

I used to have to force females i'd train to even lift dumbells for presses. 100lbs is a 25lber and a 2.5lber on each side. That is truly impressive. I bow down to your awesomeness...
:D

Spoken like a true champ who knows only one thing, to succeed. I love it!

I pulled up your blog for some motivation bf i went to the gym to hit up some weights and of course, as usual, I was not disappointed. You rock!
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