:!: This will be somewhat of a long post as i've fell a bit behing on this journal so I apologize. I've just been very on top of my juice blog and I gave this one and the forum to an extent a bit of a backseat. That will change this week. There will probably be copious amounts of posts from me everywhere in a short while
Maybe this picture will help this post be somewhat more colorful and not a whole bunch of words....
I FINALY got my trophy from the 3.5 racquetball league months ago. No sooner did I get it, than did this one end (4.0) and I found myself in the finals. I lost but I gave it a really good run. Will come back stronger for the next one...This is a recap from the end of the last workout (june 17th), the description of my new workout and last weeks training log recap
Okay so like I mentioned on my progress page, I like to post notable acheivements in my journal at the end of every routine. My last routine ended JUNE 17th and was a program designed to increase my ax bench press 50lbs in 50day which I did. Unfortunately I trained my shoulders way more than asked for and might have slapped on a bit too much on a barbell to shrug one day couple with doing heavier much heavier negatives on the bench press than asked for... all leading up to a right medial head shoulder impingement that had not gone away since the 15th.... 15 DAYS OF NO UPPER BODY WORKOUTS UGGGGGH Well to the good stuff,
Barbell Biceps: from: 85x8, 85x8, 85x8
to: 100x6, 105x6, 110x6, 115x6, 135x2, 145x1
Bench Press: from: 235lbs
Squats: from: 235x6, 245x6, 255x6, 275x6, 285x6, 295x6
to: 275x6, 285x6, 295x6, 305x6, 315x5, 315x5
Deadlifts: from: 265x6, 275x6, 285x6, 295x6, 305x6, 315x6
to: 345x6, 355x6, 365x6, 375x5, 385x3, 395x2, 425x1
Without being able to train shoulders, chest, upper back, or traps, I was in a rut and a little off track thinking of a schedule but I conjured up one that doesn't include any of these bodyparts, no reason the rest of my body has to suffer a loss.... I am doing this workout until the end of july, to build a little bit of lbm or really to maintain what I can while I continue to melt many pounds off and afterwards. In august, I will have a vigorous lbm building routine and I pray I can train upper body again otherwise I shall have to push this contest back more because my body wont be ready. If I can train in august (upper body), than september and first couple weeks of october will be the finishing touches and I will do my first show as a vegan
(hey I just realized Marcina calls refers to me by this emoticon!!!! COOL, I have an emoticon
New Workout (Started Wednesday, June 25th)
-A RIDICULOUS amount of core, as much as possible every single day before during and after
-Right shoulder rehab before every workout, rest as needed (usually 4-5 days a week)
-3-4 set rep ranges
-10 reps per set
-5 Day Routine
Day 1: Calves / Biceps
Day 2: Lower Back (no deadlifts, no strin on shoulder Good Mornings only) / Hamstrings
Day 3: Triceps / Forearms
Day 4: Calves / Biceps
Day 5: Quads / Forearms
A little bit less cardio right now as I don't want to eat away at too much more lbm as I have gotten pretty lean over the last couple of weeks....
Keep in mind, I have lost 18lbs since those last figures in about a month's time so strength numbers will be def going down and also I cannot train as hard with certain things, like triceps and lower back. I am done with the heavy bulking phase of my newfound goal and so workout routines will look nothing like those of earlier in the year in these coming months. This is a maintenance/small half growth mostly definition phase....
______________________________________________________________________Week 1: 6/23 - 6/29Resistance Training
-Approx Total time: 8 1/2 hours
-Worked out 6/7 days (although nothing but core and rehab for two of those)
-Started new routine on June 25th
-Shoulder got 'slightly' better but no major improvements yetCardio
-Approx total time: 8 hours
-45 minutes of actual waterskiing attempts and riding
-1 1/2 hours of tennis
-11 games of racquetball
-7 games out outdoor handball, big blue doubles
-8 miles cyclingHighlights
-Finished 4.0 racquetball league and was in the finals. Lost, so finished in second place. Oh
well. I annihilated him the first game and then he wrecked me shamelessly the next two in a
row. There's always next season to come back stronger.
-Have gotten much leaner and as a result very fast and increased endurance in regards to
-Waterskiied for the first time WHAT A SPORT! Much fun. Will be going out a couple of times
this year for sure.
-Kicked butt on the handball courts, funny how when you're leaner, you naturally seem to play
certain endurance intensive sports much better immediately, shots and all.
-Tennis was fun haven't played in the longest. Did well. As long as I didn't try to hit the ball
too hard otherwise I would lose control but I rallied just fine and enjoyed it much.
-I think that I am finally beginnings of earning the name 'Lean and Green' back again and being
proud to say it.
-Core workouts IN FULL EFFECT. Can't thank Andreafrancis enough for her influence on
having a trim midsection and bulging core muscles which got me into all this. I really would
like to take the prestigious award for best abs contest. I am diligently firing away at my
core to the max and keeping trim and getting trimmer. My waist is somewhere in between
32 - 33 inches at the moment.....
Time to play with some colors and let out a niceY.E.A.H. B.U.D.D.Y.