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 Post subject: Re: xChrisZx Training Journal aka How I punish myself daily
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Holy shit I feel good today. Got a great night of sleep and the boy has been good all day today.
Came home to find that my flavor packs from True Protein came in just in time for my post workout shake. Peanut Butter and Jelly and Creamy Peanut Butter.

Todays workout

20 Minute Cardio before and after lifting

Barbell Twists - 150 Each Side (300 total) with a small 15lb bar on my shoulders

Reverse grip pulldown (Sadly we only have a lat pull down machine at my gym so I just reverse grip on it and deal with it)
10x65
10x95
10x125
10x140

Lat Pulldown (Machine)
15x125
12x140
12x145

Bent Over DB Rows (should have gone heavier)
15x20
15x25
15x30

Pull Up (Assist machine - lame I know. Damn weak upper body)
8x135 assist
8x135 assist
8x135 assist

DB Bicep Curl
10x20 - Standing
12x25 - Sitting
12x25 - Sitting
12x30 - Sitting

Barbell Preacher Curl
10x30
14x40
14x40
10x50

DB Spider Curl
15x15
15x15
15x15

Barbell Twists - 150 Each Side (300 total) with a small 15lb bar on my shoulders

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 Post subject: Re: xChrisZx Training Journal aka How I punish myself daily
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Next two days are cardio days / days off. I might throw some abs into the mix also just for fun.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Just got home from doing my cardio. Instead of doing 2 rounds of 20 minutes today I just did a straight 45 minutes (just over 2.5 miles) on the elliptical.
Tomorrow is supposed to be another cardio day but I am going to switch it with Fridays workout (shoulders, calves & abs) because we have to take the boy to visit our midwife on friday.

Feeling good.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:36 pm 
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Todays workout

20 Minute Cardio before and after lifting

Barbell Twists - 150 Each Side (300 total) with a small 15lb bar on my shoulders

SUPERSET
Side Lat Raise - 15x15, 15x20, 15x20
Front DB Raise - 15x15, 15x20, 15x20

Machine Shoulder Press (should have started heavierr)
10x30
15x45
15x60
15x90

Bent Over Rear Delt Raise
20x10
20x10
20x10
20x10
20x10
20x10
20x10

Sit Up Machine
15x45
15x60
15x60

Calf Raise
20x225
20x255
20x255

Barbell Twists - 150 Each Side (300 total) with a small 15lb bar on my shoulders

Notes: I am really feeling a good burn from the barbell twists. Hopefully in the end they really help tighten everything up. My biggest fear is ending up with extra skin. I have a few stretch marks from my teenage years but I am sure I will be fine.
Weighed myself yesterday and I was down .6 of a pound. Weighed today and was up .4 of a pound. I know you are not supposed to weigh yourself daily... Oh well. I will wait will Monday for my official weigh in.

Tomorrow is going to be a day of running errands and cardio.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:02 pm 
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xChrisZx wrote:
Weighed myself yesterday and I was down .6 of a pound. Weighed today and was up .4 of a pound. I know you are not supposed to weigh yourself daily... Oh well. I will wait will Monday for my official weigh in.


I decided today that I'm going to up my calories and not weigh myself for two weeks to see how much I gain from it (since I'm trying to put on mass/gain strength). After that, I'm only going to do a weekly weigh-in on the same day, same time, same circumstances. I'd recommend doing that because so many factors contribute to daily weight fluctuations and it can drive you crazy, especially when you're on a cut. Plus, you're doing awesome already so no sense in adding any stress when you don't need it.

Seriously mirin' those calf raises, by the way.

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xChrisZx wrote:
Weighed myself yesterday and I was down .6 of a pound. Weighed today and was up .4 of a pound. I know you are not supposed to weigh yourself daily... Oh well. I will wait will Monday for my official weigh in.


I decided today that I'm going to up my calories and not weigh myself for two weeks to see how much I gain from it (since I'm trying to put on mass/gain strength). After that, I'm only going to do a weekly weigh-in on the same day, same time, same circumstances. I'd recommend doing that because so many factors contribute to daily weight fluctuations and it can drive you crazy, especially when you're on a cut. Plus, you're doing awesome already so no sense in adding any stress when you don't need it.

Seriously mirin' those calf raises, by the way.


Thanks.
Yeah I am not stressing hard over it. It's just a tad frustrating.
I am already starting to see some changes in the mirror. Plus I told my wife to tell me if I am just getting fat and not doing this right. Haha.

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 Post subject: Re: xChrisZx Training Journal aka How I punish myself daily
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Decided to keep things consistent and weigh in today like I have in the past and came in at 222.0! Down 1.8 pounds. Not too shabby if you ask me. More would be nice but I am on the right track either way.

Today was a lot of running around so my meals were a bit off time wise. Still got everything else but had to move things around a tad.

It was a simple cardio day today. We are currently having some unusually warm weather right now so instead of hitting the gym I took one of my dogs for a 50 minute walk through town.

Tomorrow is going to be a killer legs day so I am about to have my evening shake and get to bed nice and early.

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 Post subject: Re: xChrisZx Training Journal aka How I punish myself daily
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:18 pm 
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Day 20/84 - Week3, Day 6
Legs

20 Minute Cardio before and after lifting

Barbell Twists (before and after lifting) - 150 Each Side (300 total) with a small 15lb bar on my shoulders

Leg Extensions
10x75
10x90
DROP SET - 20x120, 15x90, 15x75, 15x60, 20x45, 20x30
Notes: This tore my legs up! Such an awesome/painful burn after this. Had to walk straight legged for a sec afterwards.

Squats
10x45
10x65
15x95
15x115
15x125
Notes: This was supposed to be my last workout of the day but the leg press machine and traditional leg press were both in use so I did squats instead. The plan called for doing 30 rest pause reps instead of the 15 I did. I decided to play it safe and just knock out a very strong 15 on my 3 working sets instead of potentially hurting myself. Just over a year ago I was repping out 225 no problem. That's what happens when you fall off working out.

Lying Hamstring Curls
10x45
20x60
15x75
15x75
Notes: The 75 just seemed heavier than usual today. Probably should have done another set at 60 or just gone up a smaller amount.

Leg Press
20x75
20x75
30x135 (rest pause)
30x150 (rest pause
30x165 (rest pause)
Notes: Tired as hell at this point. I prefer doing the traditional leg press but the machine is a bit easier on my back and since I was already torn up from the other lifts doing the machine was just a better option for me.

Feeling good still.
Tomorrow is another rest/cardio day and also marks the end of the 3 week of this program. 1/4 of the way done!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:09 pm 
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3 tofu omelettes down. 1 more to go for the day.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Ok maybe not one more tofu omelette. Decided to just double up on my evening shake and head to bed early to spend some extra time with the wife and son.

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xChrisZx wrote:
Ok maybe not one more tofu omelette. Decided to just double up on my evening shake and head to bed early to spend some extra time with the wife and son.


Your dedication to your routines and nutrition were already admirable but this post just proves you're definitely going to keep progressing. Sounds stupid but I feel like a lot of people, at some point or another, lose track of their priorities when they start really focusing on training. Way to keep it in perspective.

And way to kill that last leg session. Leg presses after squats and curls is always a challenge but your numbers are still solid as hell.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Thanks!
Luckily I am self employed so I am able to make more time for the wife and baby than most people but with lifting and eating constantly it can be a bit tricky. Luckily today and tomorrow are just rest/cardio days so I am not going to be at the gym forever and can just hang out with them all day.

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Day 21/84 - Week3, Day 7
Cardio

Walked my big dog (lab pit mix) for 50 minutes.
Notes: Pretty easy stuff today. Just walk the dog and talk to my dad for 50 minutes about sports.

Tomorrow is another cardio day so it's more easy stuff. Then Tuesday is back and biceps.
3 Weeks down 9 more to go!

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Day 22/84 - Week 4, Day 1
Cardio

Walked my big dog (lab pit mix) for 50 minutes.
Notes: Another easy day. Talked to my dad and then best friend on the phone while walking the dog. Getting stoked for a good back and biceps day tomorrow.

Took some progress pictures today. Will have those up later this afternoon.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Today's progress pictures. Feeling like I am making some progress compared to the pictures I posted last week.
Any thoughts anyone?


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