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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:15 pm 
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Oh, I forgot to mention, my body weight has been fluctuating a bit lately, but it seems to have settled into about 134 lb.


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:22 pm 
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funtimes with the farmers walk. I never tried using plates before also did dumbbells. How did they feel I find my grip is usually what fails first.

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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Yeah, the primary reason I do those is to improve my grip strength. We have plates at my gym that have wide handles, so it's sort of a struggle to hang onto them. I've done them with 50 lb dumbbells before and it pretty much feels the same to me, although the plates can hang closer to my body, which is a little more comfortable for me.

I'm hoping the farmer's walks will help my "crush grip," and the plate pinches will help my "pinch grip." Crush grip is like the sort of hand movement you use to make a fist, and pinch grip is more like when you're holding onto a sandwich with your fingers on top and your thumb on the bottom. Only harder. I hope that makes sense! If you already know all this, sorry!


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
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good luck crushing and pinching!

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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:55 pm 
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MaryStella wrote:
good luck crushing and pinching!


ROAR!


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:59 pm 
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Bench Day

Bench Press:

1x5x75
1x5x85
1x3x100
1x6x100

On the second to last set I got really nervous because I didn't have a spotter, but on the second I had a spotter, which is why there's the sudden jump in reps there.

4x10x65
1x7x65

J & Press:

3x10x45

Squat Day

Squats:

1x5x120
1x5x140
1x6x160

A2G (Olympic style) Squats:

1x10x115
1x10x125
1x8x125
1x10x125
1x8x125

I was trying to make sure of my depth and form on these since it's been so long since I tried them, thus the weird fluctuation in the amount of reps I could do. These really wore me out!

Lunges withh 35 lb plate overhead

So my bench day was shortened due to lack of time, and my squat day was shortened due to lack of energy...by the time I was done with all that! I was drenched with sweat and smiling.


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:06 pm 
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Good work, as always.

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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:23 am 
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lobsteriffic wrote:
Good work, as always.


Thank you! I'm still sore from squats...I couldn't go running yesterday, even though it was perfectly nice and sunny out. I was hobbling around like a little old lady!


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
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Good job on the ass to grass! I'm jealous, I still don't have the hip flexibility for it, though I am getting close.


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
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Good job on the ass to grass! I'm jealous, I still don't have the hip flexibility for it, though I am getting close.


You'll get there!


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:16 am 
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Standing Overhead Press Day

SOHP:

1x3x50
1x3x60
1x4x70

5x10x45

BOR:

1x15x75
1x12x75
1x10x75

One Arm Dumbbell Presses with 25 lb dumbbell:

4-8 rep range for both arms

Assisted Chin-Ups

I decided I would skip wide grip pull-ups and just add them to my deadlift day. That makes more sense anyway. I usually just end up doing both because I think, "Hm, well here I am at the pull-up bar...may as well use it for both chin-ups and pull-ups!"

By the way, my boyfriend insists that chin-ups and pull-ups are the same thing. What I mean is that Chin-Ups are underhand and Pull-Ups are overhand. So I do chin-ups on SOHP Day because they're all arm, and I will move wide grip Pull-Ups to Deadlift Day because they use your back too.


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
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i like the ROAR!

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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
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pullups are harder than chinups because they are lats where in chinups your chest assists your lats. but they are both good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:30 pm 
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Bench Day

Bench:

1x3x80
1x3x90
1x3x105
5x12x45

J & Press:

1x15x45
1x10x65
1x8x65

Seated tricep extensions:

3x12x25

Push-Ups:

1x10
1x12
1x9

Squat 'Til You Puke Day

Parallel squats:

1x3x130
1x3x150
1x6x165

Ok, that was awesome!

Olympic Squats:

1x10x115
5x10x125

I only waited about a minute between each set, so I definitely felt like I was about to puke by the end of it!

Lunges with 35 pound plate

That's it...I think I will have these shortened training sessions until after my wedding. Waaaaay too much to do!


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 Post subject: Re: Adena gets strong!
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When is the wedding???

I just went through wedding planning stress last year so I feel for you.

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