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 Post subject: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:37 pm 
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I figured I should really start one of these, to start recording my progress and my routines, along with what I'm eating.
This was me a month or two ago:
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I took these last night:
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I'm happy with my progress so far, and I'm really stoked to push myself harder during my routine.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:15 pm 
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I can def see the progress on your back.

-xvx


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:54 am 
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Thanks man, Its cool to see another vegan straight edge lifter on here.

Yesterday's routine:
Squats:
135 x 12
225 x 10
225 x 8
My legs didn't feel too strong here and I'm usually adding more weight for that last set, but didn't want to hurt my legs early in the week.

Shoulder Shrugs
135 x 12
225 x 10
225 x 10

Leg Press
180 on each leg x 10
225 x 12
225 x 10

Bench Press
135 x 12
145x 10
150 x 10

Bent over Dumbbell Rows
60 x 12
60 x 10
60 x 8

Rest day today with creatine in the morning and Vega sport protein shake as well. Feeling a bit sore today, and shaking off a cold, nothing too serious.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Bogged down my 4 midterms this week, 2 of which are tomorrow. Still hitting the gym as hard as I can

Dumbbell Curls
35 x 15
35 x 10
35 x 10

Hammer Curls

35 x 15
35 x 12
35 x 10

Tricep pull down
60 x 12
65 x 12
70 x 10

Tricep pull down with bar
65 x 12
70 x 10
75 x 10

Romanian Deadlifts
185 x 10
225x 6
225 x 6
225 x 7
(I bought bar wraps yesterday, checked the box in the locker room, and there was only one, Such a bummer)

Power Cleans
125x 8
135 x 8
145 x 8


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Todays updates. Nailed two midterms today, and couldn't be happier, one more to go friday morning then I'm free for a week.

My arms are super sore today, which feels nice surprisingly.
Can't wait to deadlift tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Back home for reading week. Luckily my mom decided to pick up some stuff from the vegan bakery here called Kindfood. If you're ever around the burlington Greater Toronto Area, I highly suggest it.

I'm stuck here with 125 pounds on a barbell and that's it, so I plan on stimulating my body as much as I can with that.

Weighed myself today and I'm sitting at 172.5, which is cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Squats
135x 12
215 x 10
235 x 10
275 x 8
135x 10

Leg Press
90 (per leg) x 12
135 x 12
160 x 10

Seated Calf Raise
3 sets of 90 until failure

Leg extension
100 x 12
120 x 12
135 x 12

Really happy with my squatting progress, considering I haven’t touched heavy weight in over a week it felt great. I ended up biking to the gym and back which I think helped my legs warm up for what I was going to put them through.

Followed up by 5g creatine, 30 g Vega Sport protein, almond milk and blueberries.

Quinoa stir-fry for dinner.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:32 pm 
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February 27th.
Today was a chest workout day, my gym switched all the machines around which made some things a bit more crowded, but none the less I had a solid workout.

Close Grip Bench Press
100 x 12
125x 12
130 x 12
These felt good since it was the first time I've done them, I think I can start around 110-115 because 100 seemed super light.

Bench Press
135 x 12
135 x 10
135 x 10
I wasn't feeling strong on these, and I was hoping to get back into my bench maybe in and around 145, but that wasn't happening. I didn't have a spotter as per usual so when I feel like I won't succeed on the next lift I stop.

Incline Bench
125x10
135x 10
135 x 8
Felt good, definitely happy.

INcline dumbbell chest flies

25x 12
30 x 10
30 x 12

First time doing these, I may switch them out for dumbbell bench, because it felt as though I was working my arms a lot more than chest.

Overall a solid workout, it was one of those days where I was one of the only guys in the gym, so most of the machines were empty, it was great.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Rest day, February 28.

Took in a serving of Vega meal optimizer this morning with a bagel and tofutti on the side. Brought roasted chick peas, two tofurkey sandwiches, an apple.

I've only bee drinking green tea and water, which is helping me feel a lot better.

For dinner I made some whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce with vegan ground round.
Topped that with with a vegan protein shake with a banana and peanut butter.

I'm upping my protein intake since I haven't really been focused on the intake of it it recently. I'm hoping it helps my recovery.

I have a presentation tomorrow that I'm nervous for, and its throwing that off my focus lately. I'm hoping I can nail that, go to the gym right after, and put in one of the best workouts.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Feb 29.

Deadlift
155 x 12
225 x 12
305 x 6 (Ripped my hands bad)
225 x 12

RDL
225 x10
225 x 6
225 x 6
225 x 6

Bent over Rows
135 x 12
155 x 10
155 x 8

Seated Rows
115 x 12
115 x 10
115 x 8

When my hands ripped up deadlifting, I couldn't hold my grip on my RDL's and ended up having to split my sets to accompany that factor.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:02 pm 
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March 1st

I wasn't going to go to the gym today, but some personal matters came up, and I used my aggression to my advantage.

Shoulder Shrugs
135 x 12
185 x10
185 x 12

Power Cleans
125 x 8
135 x 8
150 x 8
I busted open a callous and a blister on that last set, but I proceded to continue, which turned out to be a mistake. I bled quite a bit, but when I got home I quickly researched how to tape it up in order to help it heal.

Military press
95 x 12
115 x 10
115 x 8

Completely drained, and my shoulders are sore. I'm currently tending to my wound to see how this tape works.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:45 pm 
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This is currently what my hand looks like. There is currently a hole right below my middle finger that decided to rip during Power cleans. My mistake was continuing my workout and working that rip deeper. I'm taking it easy until sunday where I will continue with my legs workout and judge my hand if its ready for Monday or not.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
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Your ink is dope mr. delocated. And damn, sorry to hear about/ see your injury. Here's to quick healing hands. Thanks for sharing on here.

Cheers,

-Dylan


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Thanks Dylan, I'm hoping to finish it up this summer.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
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March 2nd. My hand has been healing a bit, and I've wrapped it a lot nicer than what I posted before. Its sensitive and I can feel it when I write or grab something, but I'm hoping giving it a solid break will help it heal.
I ate fairly well today, went grocery shopping, and bought a lot of fresh produce. I opted for a fruit smoothie today at school, from Boathouse farms since I missed my vega shake due to not having any rice milk, but it got me through my day.

Dinner today was whole wheat pasta, avocado, tomato sauce and some brown beans.

Here's to hoping tomorrow morning I can use my chin up bar a bit, not working out is killing me.


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