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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:53 pm 
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Ruhtroh wrote:
Great to see another member doing SL! Looks like you're making good progress.
I will start a log here soon. We can keep each other on track!



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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:41 am 
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Eating nuts themselves or mixed in with meals sucks. You can pack a lot of nuts/seeds into a smoothie flask with a milk of your choice. Can pack 800kcal+ into one of them, that's what I do for my morning smoothie with omega oils/berries/quarter apple. Saves a lot of time and effort.

Why not try cable crunches? That way you can add weight and they'll never stop being challenging. Never tried them myself but seem quite popular.

Btw, great progress on squats man. Keep up the hard work! Bench is looking good, deadlifts are getting there. Press you're ready to bump up the weight. Bodyweight stuff is looking good, nice work on dips. Everything's getting heavy you really need to sort the food out and guarantee you're adding bodyweight weekly to keep up.

Things are really picking up man should be happy! EAT!

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:56 pm 
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09/22/10
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StrongLifts Workout A:

Squats 5x5 @ 75kg (so hard)
Bench Press 5x5 @52.5kg supersetted with incline pushups (3xF).
Inverted Rows 3xF, with knees down. Did roughly 6-8/set.
Dips 3xF, 6/5/5. Getting better at these, though there is often a sharp pain in my upper chest after doing a set. I think I'm just too weak.
Incline Reverse Crunches 3xF ... super-setted with incline situps.



09/24/10
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StrongLifts Workout B:

Squats 5x5 @ 77.1kg (FAIL)
Overhead Press 5x5 @31.5kg.
Deadlifts 1x5: 72.5 (getting very tough)
Pullups: 3xF: 7/8/8
Abs: Same old!

Still not getting over 155lbs (heaviest has been 152lbs with shoes on and after eating, ha). Also switching to chalk use this week (I've been using gloves).

Also, I finally experienced my first failure on squats. Got to the 5th rep of the 1st set at 77.1kg and just couldn't push it up. I think I could do the weight fresh, but being the third day of the week that I was squatting, I was excessively sore. Will try again on Monday for round two!

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Your squat progress is great. I'll race you to 100 kg! I fear you will win.


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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:30 am 
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I don't know man! I don't think I'll ever get past 77.1. It was insanely heavy for me (I only weigh 148-152lbs) !

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Love seeing all the compound lifts!

Nice work!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:42 pm 
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Sorry I've been absentee lately. My honors program is incredibly demanding, and on top of that I'm working on a bit of a a studio project, getting ready for some thesis research, and trying to see my girlfriend once or twice a week, ha. Though I haven't been posting, I've been working out and eating! Finally hit a new record for weight: I'm currently weighing in at 155lbs!!!!! Though this may seem light to most of you (it is), it's 10-12lbs higher than when I first started picking weights up in May (and 8-10lbs heavier than when I started stronglifts in late June).

Anyways, on with it! I forgot to write down my workout for Sept. 27, so I'll just fill you in. I had my first squat failure the workout before, and I felt weak still. I lowered the weight to 72.5 kg, and just took it easier (I believe I still did 5x5, but I can't remember). The rest of the workout was same old.



09/29/10
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StrongLifts Workout B:

Squats 5x5 @ 74.8 (165lbs). started bumping the weight back up to try and get my max again (77.1kg, or 170lbs).
Overhead Press 5x5 @37.5kg .. failed early. Backing weight off.
Deadlifts 1x5: 74.8 kg. These aren't bad at all.
Chins 3xF: 10/8/7
Abs: Same old!

10/01/10
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StrongLifts Workout A:

Squats 5x5 @ 75kg
Bench Press 5x5 @52.5kg supersetted with incline pushups (FAILED ON THE THIRD OR FOURTH SET)
Inverted Rows 3xF, with knees down. Did roughly 6-8/set.
Dips 3xF, 6/5/5.
Abs: same old!



10/04/10
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StrongLifts Workout B:

Squats 5x5 @ 77.1kg (SUCCESS!!!!!!!)
Overhead Press 5x5 @35kg. (FAILED ON THE 5th REP OF THE 5th SET!)
Deadlifts 1x5 @ 77.1kg ( still not too bad)
Pullups: 3xF: 7/6/6 ( I made sure to go to complete extension, and not to throw around any body weight. This made them quite a bit harder.)
Abs: Same old!


Overall, I am quite pleased with my progress lately. I finally managed to get 5 sets of 5 at 170lbs, which is the weight I failed twice last week! Also, as I said above, I'm finally gaining a little weight.

In other news, I've switched to chalk for the last two weeks, and I've got to say I'm really liking it. At first I was worried it would rough up my hands too much (I have sensitive, guitar playing hands!), but I actually prefer the feeling and grip I'm getting now. I know that once my calluses develop properly, and the weight gets really heavy, I'll be glad I switched!

Until next time... !

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:59 am 
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Things are looking good man.

However why are you supersetting bench and pushups? It's more important for you to make bench 5x5 and add weight instead of tiring out your chest/delts/tris inbetween the sets. Don't need a pump to progress, and you definitely don't need to go all out failure every workout - it impacts your recovery.

Keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:14 pm 
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Looking great!


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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
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10/08/10
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StrongLifts Workout A:

Squats 5x5 @ 80kg (yes!)
Bench Press 5x5 @57.5kg (fail)
Inverted Rows 3xF, with knees down. Did roughly 6-8/set.
Dips 3xF, 7/7/6
Abs: did a variety of crunches at home. Want to look into doing cable crunches.

- Missed a workout on Wednesday. Also missing today (Monday) since I'm out of town for thanksgiving shit (hanging out with my incredibly ignorant, truck driving, meat-eating extended family is never all that fun. My mum made some delicious vegan food to bring down though. Thank god for tofurkey feasts!). Will try and make up for sometime this week if I can find time.
- I'm very happy that I managed to pull off 80kg with good tecnhique. That's A LOT of weight for me, so I was glad I could pull it off. Now for 82.5kg next day!
- bench is really hard right now. Managed to make it to 5 on the first two sets alone, but then needed a spotter to make it to five for the last three sets (got to 3-4 by myself, but needed help on the 5th). I will try again next day, and if I can't make it, I'll drop the weight back down.

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:22 am 
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Looking great man nice work on the squats! Hopefully you'll nail the bench soon, I had a major stall there and didn't make it for a very long time, but I was in a caloric deficit at the time (didn't know what I was doing). If you keep eating big you'll nail it soon.

Don't stress over missed workouts, my mate does stronglifts twice a week and gets good gains, it's a good chance to get proper recovery, just make sure you keep eating!

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Hope you're not slacking!

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
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Chewy,

I was just going to update today! I've been going regularly, plus doing bikram yoga (the really hot one), so definetely not slacking. Will post an update tonight when I'm home on a computer.

Thanks for checking in!

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 Post subject: Re: Jordan's Training Log!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:12 am 
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I'll start posting again next week (I just spent 20 minutes putting everything into a post, and it somehow deleted itself... ARGHHHHHHH).

So, in the meantime, here is a funny little video my girlfriend took of me doing pullups at a park in buttfuck Alberta, while avoiding my meta-eating, truck-driving, extended family at "thanks"giving.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video. ... 7783001550

Enjoy!

- Jordan

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