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Re: more pain more gain

#61 Postby xjohanx » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:02 pm

tiiiti wrote:
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Later today I will train shoulders. I have to study a lot this week. I have an exam tomorrow and another one the week after that.

good luck with them!


Thanks!

2/11 Shoulders
I did smith machine presses
upright rows
bent over lateral raises
that excersise where you lie down in a cross over for your rear delts
seated dumbbell presses superset with lateral raises.
Nice session. I rested about 30 seconds in between sets.
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Re: more pain more gain

#62 Postby xjohanx » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:06 pm

I passed both my exams I had today! 8)

3/11 Arms
French presses superset with narrow grip bench press
Cable pushdowns
Narrow dumbbell presses

Barbell curls
Dumbbell curls, dropsets
Cable curls

Some rotator cuff work. 30 seconds rest, no pain no gain! YB
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Re: more pain more gain

#63 Postby robert » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:10 pm

Awesome job on the exams man!

Congratulations!

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Re: more pain more gain

#64 Postby xjohanx » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:19 pm

robert wrote:Awesome job on the exams man!

Congratulations!


Thanks dood! :D
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Re: more pain more gain

#65 Postby xphilx » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:52 pm

congrats man!
my training.

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Re: more pain more gain

#66 Postby xjohanx » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:16 pm

thank you darling
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Re: more pain more gain

#67 Postby xjohanx » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:15 pm

4/11 Leg day
It was a crappy session because I was in a hurry and a guy kept talking to me all the time :?
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Re: more pain more gain

#68 Postby xphilx » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:06 am

don't you own that shirt which says: "shut up and squat!"? ;)
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Re: more pain more gain

#69 Postby xjohanx » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:31 pm

5/11 Chest and abs
4 sets incline dumbbell press
supersetted with
4 sets incline dumbbell flies

3 sets flat dumbbell press

4 sets dips
supersetted with
4 sets pec dec

5 sets decline flies

4 sets machine bench press

around 20 sets ab work.

All in 1 hour and 5 minutes. I'm pleased.
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Re: more pain more gain

#70 Postby xjohanx » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:00 pm

6/11 Back attack

I started by doing one set of deadlifts but my lower back acted up so I didn't continue with them.
3 sets of pull ups
5 sets wide grip pull downs
5 set cable rows
5 sets cable pullovers
4 set v-grip pull downs
2 sets machine row.

It was an okay session. I had a lot of fun talking to some girls afterwards. People at my gym are cool!
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Re: more pain more gain

#71 Postby Tasha » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:26 pm

Looking good Johan :)
I'm glad you had a great time at the gym

How many Reps did you do in a set?
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Re: more pain more gain

#72 Postby xjohanx » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:36 am

Thanks Tashie!
My rep range is different every day and every excersise. Basically I just close my eyes, think of a weight and choose what I'm thinking of and do as many reps as I can. Sometimes I go heavy 4-6 reps and sometimes up to 16.
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Re: more pain more gain

#73 Postby Tasha » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:10 pm

I think that might be the best way to count or not to count them.. :)


Do you feel more focus on contracting your muscles
Rather then focusing on counting on how many reps you did?
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Re: more pain more gain

#74 Postby hsorlando » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:39 pm

Johan, that's how I train too! If I feel like doing high reps I do it, but sometimes I like to go heavy and do low reps. I figure by doing this you get exposed to various training methods. Besides it keeps things interesting, and you don't get bored.
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Re: more pain more gain

#75 Postby xjohanx » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:33 pm

Tasha wrote:Do you feel more focus on contracting your muscles
Rather then focusing on counting on how many reps you did?


It's different from excersise to excersise. If I'm doing real compound movements like clean and presses, deadlifts, squats etc it's mostly about power and getting more reps out. But if I'm doing dumbbell presses, flies, lateral raises and those types of movements it's more about focusing on contact and contraction.

hsorlando wrote:Johan, that's how I train too! If I feel like doing high reps I do it, but sometimes I like to go heavy and do low reps. I figure by doing this you get exposed to various training methods. Besides it keeps things interesting, and you don't get bored.


That is EXACTLY the way I feel about it too!!

7/11 Abs and calves
Not a very good session. I was in a hurry.
About 20 sets of abs and maybe 10 calves.
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