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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:04 pm 
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I weighed in today, 143lbs. That means I am gaining around 1.25lbs per week on my current path. I am so happy. This is my true passion. Weightlifting fills me with a sense of vigor and peace. Finally realizing the true power of your body is so beautiful.

I had another good workout and added some nice poundage onto my lifts.

I am going to alternate between rack and standard deadlifts. I discovered the most stress on my abdomen is when I am lowering the weight so after I lock out I lower the weight to my knees to get some of the negative out of it and drop the weight. I went very slowly today with them, was very careful, and kept the weight low. I will be adding 5lbs a week and probably capping myself at 225-250lbs until I get a belt. I will also be resuming squats, but again, keeping the poundage under 250.

I get shit for how I do my pull ups, I pull up until my arms are at a 90* angle, then stop, my chin ends up right below the bar. People say they are half ROM, but I don't give a crap, the extra movement is a waste, IMO.

9-9-11 Back 4x8
Pullups +40lbs x8x7x7x7 ->Stay
Deadlifts 205lbs x8x8x8x8 ->210lbs
One Arm DB Rows: 160lbs x8x8x8x8 ->170lbs
Chest Supported Rows: 137.5lbs x8x8x8x8 -> 140lbs I think it'd help if I used straps at this point, as my grip is cooked.
Pull Down Burnouts: 167.5lbs x8x8x7x7 I like to do these WIDE and squeeze my shoulder blades tight. Feels so gnarly.

Rest day tomorrow, will do some HIIT.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:46 pm 
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Want to avoid boring cardio and feel like a badass? Do farmers walks. They are killer for grip strength and cardio This is my second week of them and my grip strength is ridiculous. After doing 20 min of farmers walks you feel like a total bad ass, and your forearms are so sore and stiff you have trouble using your hands.

I do 1 day of interval HIIT, and 1 day of weight bearing HIIT intervals.

My farmers walk schedule looks like this. I pick up half of my working weight and do 3 100ft circuits, in my case half of my working weight is 60lbs. I alternate between double suitcase, overhead, and chest hugs.

Then I set my watch for 20 minutes, grab two 65s at this time, and do 45-60 second walk outs, 110 or so feet per circuit, then 60-90 seconds rest.

8-10 sets.

My grip failed 15 minutes in so I grabbed the heaviest DB the gym has, a 100, and chest hugged it for the last two.

Pro-Tip, if your callouses are ripping off and bleeding, take a razor in the shower when the skin is wet and shave them off. I need to buy chalk, I have been stealing this dudes chalk (Not really stealing, he lets me use it) lol.

My goal is 200lb walkouts in a few months.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:32 pm 
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Well, today was chest day. As usual I busted my ass, and will continue to do so for as long as the Universe allows me. I've noticed that after I exert myself on my first chest exercise, every other pressing movement drops about 30-40lbs depending on the order. I looked at some older logs and noticed the same thing, weird. It makes me feel not so terrible that I am sucking wind at 150lbs on my incline barbell bench press. Also, the hardest part of DB movements is getting the weight up into the starting position, I always have someone help me because I can exhaust all my lifting power just getting the DB to the starting position, it sucks.

9-11-11 Chest 4x8
Barbell Bench Press 185lbs 8x8x7x6 then I re-racked it and dropped some negatives on my chest for true masochism. ->190lbs
DB Bench Press 140lbs x8x8x8x5 Some nice chap spotted me and then helped me drop another couple reps on my chest. -> 150lbs
Incline Barbell Bench 150lbs 8x8x5x6 ->155 Come hell or high water, this is moving to 155 next week.
Incline DB Bench 110lbs x8x8x8x8 I had no one to spot me so I couldn't get the 60s up above my head.... :(
Flat Flys 100lbs x7x7x7x7 -> 110lbs Cooked.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:33 pm 
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A day of change. I did a bit of reading up on triceps vs chest dips and discovered I have been primarily doing chest dips on my arms day! Whoops. By lowering the weight all the way down to between my feet, keeping my elbows tucked as much as possible, and leaning back I discovered I felt A LOT more stress in my shoulders and triceps. Oddly enough I didn't lose but 5lbs from my chest dips to triceps dips, and maybe not even because once I worked up to 50lbs I had gone from 25, 35, 45 and I was a bit burnt, I also noticed over 35lbs I felt it just as much in my chest as in my triceps and shoulders. I wrapped the dumbbell in this neoprene sleeve because it kept scraping my ankles badly.

I also decided since I am doing a hybrid workout, bodybuilding, powerlifting, and strongman I would focus on compounds first and foremost for EVERY day and EVERY muscle group. Today, this meant that instead of going from dips to curls, I am incorporating close grip chinups into my arms day. By using a close grip chins and hammer chins I am working out my biceps and lats, but I am putting a lot more load on my biceps than if I were to just do curls, BW of 143+30lbs. My lats recover quickly so they will be just dandy by back day.

Another change is I decided to drop my chinup and pullup weight from 40lbs down to 30lbs. I did this because I would like to work on the form and concentration of both.

Enough rambling, here are the numbers.

9-12-11 Arms 4x8
Triceps dips BWx8 25x8 35x8 45x8 50lbx8x8x8x5 ->55lbs
Close Grip Chinups 40x8x7 Failure 30lbsx8x8x Was not pleased, time to drop the weight and focus on the form. ->30lbs
EZ Bar Curls 95lbsx8 98lbs x8x8x8x4 ->100lbs
Overhead Cable Tricep Raises 80lbs x8x8x8x8 ->85lbs
Hammer Curls 40lbs x8x8x8x8 ->90lbs

Now that I have things figured next arms day should go much more smoothly.

I am going to be terribly sore tomorrow...lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:13 pm 
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Nice, im toying with the idea of doing close grip chins again but i just hate them.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:46 pm 
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jungleinthefrunk wrote:
Nice, im toying with the idea of doing close grip chins again but i just hate them.


Hammer chins are a good idea too. You put a lot of load on your forearms with these.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:25 pm 
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My shoulders are actually SORE today. My shoulders have NEVER been sore. All thanks to triceps dips, heck yeah!

HIIT, then I have my consult for Lasiks.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:52 am 
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Did HIIT. I am getting iLasiks 5th gen laser eye surgery in 2 weeks since I am almost legally blind without glasses. I am going to take a week off to give full priority to my eyes to heal so I will be going balls to the wall for 2 weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Good day today.

9-14-11 Back 4x8
Revised Pullups +25lbsx8 +30lbs x8x8x8 ->Stay
Rack deadlifts: 215lbs x8x8x8x8 ->225lbs
T-Bar Rows: 135lbs +bar? x8x8x8x8 ->140lbs
One Arm DB Rows 85lbs x8x8x8x8 ->90lbs
Wide Pulldown Burnouts: 170lbs x8x8x8x8 -> 172.5lbs

It's going to get to the point where I max myself on the dumbbells in the gym, the highest we have are 100lbs. I am going to buy some olympic dumbbell handles I think, in the next few weeks. I'll also get some chalk, a belt, and a nice Vegan Bodybuilding gym bag, and t-shirt to lift in.

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:06 pm 
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1 week weigh in, still 143lbs. ): I sure as hell hope I'm just recomping because I started doing my HIIT more seriously. Maybe I should cut down to 1 day of HIIT. I walk to the grocery store 3x a week which is 2 miles back and forth, and back it's all uphill carrying heavy groceries so I am killing 600+ kcal alone doing that.

Eating 3,500-3,750 kcal, maybe I need more.

Sad. ;_;

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Feeling a bit tired lately. Starting to think the week off when I get Lasiks will be a good rest. Noticed some instability behind my ostomy with squats. Starting to think hack squats and standard squats are the culprit. Going to stick to the number I used this week for next week, then try single leg work, if that doesn't help, I'll nix em all together. A week off might fix it though. Can't lift if you hurt yourself though, aye? Surprisingly, deadlifts are just fine on my ostomy, weird.

9-15-11 Legs 4x8
Squats 205lbs x8x8x8x8 -> Stay
Hammer Strength Leg Presses: 375lbs x8x8x8x8 -> 385lbs
DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts: 120lbs x8x8x8x8 ->130lbs
Seated Calf Raises: 190lbs x8x8x8x8 ->200lbs
Standing DB Calf Raises: 200lbs x10x10x10x10

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:53 pm 
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9-16-11 Shoulders 4x8
DB Shoulder Press: 2x55lbs x8x8x8x8 ->120lbs
EZ Upright Row: 130lbs x8x7x7x6 ->Stay
EZ Posterior Row: 135lbs x8x8x8x8 ->140lbs
Machine Shoulder Press 130lbs x8x8x8x8 132.5lbs
DB Lateral Raise 2x45lbs x8x8x8x8 ->Stay
Posterial RaisesL 2x35lbs x8x8x8x8 -> Stay
DB Shrugs: 2x85lbs x8x8x8x8 ->Stay

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Log
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Woke up from a nap, stumbled to the shop for some potato chips, was pretty much eating them when I noticed the last ingredient was whey. Fuuuuuu. ;_;

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:34 am 
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Don't you hate that!!!

It happened with me the other day, my mum brought me some soy cheese, little did i know untiil i ate a slice of it that it had casein (Wtf are the producers of these products thinking!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:16 am 
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Makes me feel like shit, I'll tell you what. There is NO reason to put these products in there, they just do it for cost, and shits, I guess.

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