Adena gets strong!

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#181 Postby Adena » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:12 am

lobsteriffic wrote:you must be getting so excited about the wedding! it's coming up so soon!


Yeah, December 4! We're way excited! I'm glad I didn't get too swole to fit into my dress, haha.

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#182 Postby Adena » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:14 am

Squat Day

Parallel Squats:

1x3x140
1x3x150
1x5x165

Oly Squats, heels elevated:

1x3x135
5x3x145

(I was feeling energetic, so I threw on a couple extra sets. It really helps that it's gotten cooler outside.)

Lunges with 35 lb plate held overhead:

3 sets

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#183 Postby Adena » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:20 pm

Deadlift Day

Ok, so I made some miscalculations today. I was supposed to lift 70%, 80%, and 90% of my assumed 1RM, but I accidentally calculated out 75%, 85%, and 95% instead.

Deadlift:

1x3x135 (warmup)
1x3x175
1x3x200
1x1x225 PR! I also forgot to use chalk, so even better! I have hit my deadlift goal for this year. Awesome!

Rack Pulls:

3x1x245

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#184 Postby VeganEssentials » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Great work on the deadlift PR, Adena! :)
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Re: Adena gets strong!

#185 Postby lobsteriffic » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:59 pm

Yay on the deadlift!!!

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#186 Postby Adena » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:12 pm

Thanks, guys! I'm pretty stoked on it, too.

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#187 Postby chewybaws » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:46 am

First dead over 100kg, congrats! You're stronger than the guys I'm training up ;)

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#188 Postby MaryStella » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:05 am

you should be stoked thats a good DL!

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#189 Postby Adena » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:19 pm

Thanks, guys, I'm way excited! It went up pretty smoothly, too. Definitely not a "grinder," as they say. I just couldn't quite get a second rep off the floor.

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#190 Postby Adena » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:22 pm

This week has gone pretty well so far.

Squat Day

Parallel Squat:

1x5x140
1x3x160
1x2x175

Oly Squats:

3x4x145

Lunges with 35 lb plate held overhead:

3 sets

Bench Day

Bench:

1x5x45 for a warm-up
1x5x80
1x3x95
1x2x105

I decided to do a pyramid down:

1x3x100
1x4x95
1x5x90
1x6x85
1x8x80

This pyramid was way tough. The last rep of every single set was a grinder. I felt like challenging myself though. It felt pretty good today.

BOR:

3x10x75

Haven't done those in a while. Felt a little awkward.

Push-Ups:

1x14
1x12
1x10

That's it so far, I'm looking forward to my next deadlift day either tonight or tomorrow! :D

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#191 Postby VeganEssentials » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:41 pm

Looking strong there, as always! :D
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Re: Adena gets strong!

#192 Postby Adena » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:43 pm

Deadlift Day

Deadlift:

1x5x175
1x3x200
1x1x225

Rack Pulls:

3x1x255

Assisted Wide Grip Pull-Ups:

1x5
1x3
1x2

Farmer's Walks with a 45 lb plate in each hand:

3 sets

Plate Pinches with two 5lb plates:

3 sets

My bodyweight is down to 134 for some strange reason. It's good I haven't gained weight, but have managed to pump slightly more iron! It feels like I've weighed in around 135 for months. Weird that I haven't gained more.

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#193 Postby VeganEssentials » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:53 pm

Join the club, Adena - I was actually looking forward to being in the 230s normally again, and somehow I keep ending up falling back to 227-229. But, as long as we keep getting stronger, it's all good! :)
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Re: Adena gets strong!

#194 Postby Adena » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:30 pm

Well this week would normally be Deload Week, and it started out well enough. I managed to get in one day of deloading squats and then some solid cardio, but then I got a sore throat and I know if I go back to the gym it'll just prolong the sickness. I better not have strep! Oh well, my awesome immune system seems to be kicking this disease in the nads for now. Hopefully it's just a virus and I won't have to go to the doctor.

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Re: Adena gets strong!

#195 Postby Jason X » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:23 pm

Get better soon! You've got weights to crush!!!
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