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#1 Postby Startingover » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:03 pm

Hi all, this is my new log. I am going to be following sort of a mentzer style routine. In addition I will be taking daily walks (from 30-60 minutes)

Tue Sep 5

Squat
Warmups
225 x 10

Palms in pulldowns
160 x 12

Hanging leg raises 2 x 5

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#2 Postby Startingover » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:34 pm

Well, I've done some thinking since last week, and I just don't think that I'm comfortable with the Mentzer template. I'm going to do something different. I guess this is a process of experimentation.

Mon Sep 11

Squat 225 2 x 8
Leg Curls 80 2 x 8
Standing Calf raise 490 x 8, 7
Hanging Leg raises 1x 10, 1 x 6

This felt pretty good.

Thursday or friday it will be upperbody.

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#3 Postby Startingover » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:03 pm

Wed Sep 13

Pulldown (palms out)
160 x 8
150 x 8

DB Row
60 x 4
50 x 8

Preacher Curl
30 (plus bar, I dont know how much those little ones weigh) 2 x 8

Repped out on a rowing machine with whatever weight was already on there, just kind of a finisher.

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#4 Postby Startingover » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:47 pm

Fri

Bench Press
Warmups
165 x 8, 165 x 7

Lat raise
15 x 8

DB OHP
35s x 8

Tricep Pressdown
100 x 8
100 x 7

I was strapped for time this morning so I didn't take much time between sets, which I think explains how light I had to do the dumbell presses. However I am certainly feeling like I had a workout.

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#5 Postby Startingover » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:46 am

Kept it fast this morning

Bent leg deadlift

135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 2 x 5

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#6 Postby Startingover » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:47 am

I think that I see a routing emerging from the past few weeks of experimentations. Perhaps not the best, but one that suits my interests and temperment. I'm sure changes will continue as I tweak more.

Flat Bench Press
45# x 5
135 x 5
185 x 5
165 x 5
155 x 6

Standing BB Curl
45 x 5
65 x 5
65 x 5
65 x 7

GXP: 5min fast walk 5 min running (more than jogging, but certainly not sprintng) 5 min walk.

The whole thing took about 40 min or so, and I feel really energized.

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#7 Postby Startingover » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:52 am

So here is the overall plan:

Work out three times a week. (MWF)
Four different weight workouts, so one workout gets left out each week.
1. Some form of Deadlift
2. Bench Press, Curl
3. Some form of Squat
4. Standing overhead press, and some form of row or pulldown.

As I get in better condition I would like to add abs and calves on the Deadlift and Squat days.

GXP after each workout.

Try to take walks on other days.

It's certainly in the 'tinkering stage' but I seem to be 'getting warmer' to a routine that I will enjoy and stick with for little while.


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