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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Thanks, Dylan!
I am feeling stronger and it's showing in my physique, too. I'm able to lift up full kegs at work now, which I could not do a few months ago. Not quite high enough to stack them without leaning back, but I'm getting there.

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Soundtrack:Swans-Filth and Rollins Band-Turned On
Pullups=11*10
Pushups with feet elevated three feet(.9 m)=20*20
Rows=13*12
Dips=16*15
One leg squats(each leg)=10*10
Hanging leg raises=10*10
Single legged calf raises(each leg)=35*35
I've been feeling unmotivated lately, hence the lack of entries here but I'm getting back to it. I have been fooling around a bit doing sets of 10 pullups or 40 burpees or squats or one arm pushups with my hands elevated so I suppose I have been doing some stuff but it has been a bit directionless. Better than nothing, right? And no weight for the time being as the scale I bought is a piece of shit and is currently in my garbage can.
11 proper pullups is a new record for me. I'm starting to get better range of motion on my one legged squats, too. Hanging leg raises were tough today.
Kinda sucks that I only did two circuits but I got my juicer in the mail today and made a pear/apple/broccoli/kale juice with it right away. Ended up making me nauseous at the end of my second circuit.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Soundtrack:Brighter Death Now-Innerwar and Neurosis-Enemy of the Sun
Pullups-12*10
Weighted pullups-4*4
Pushups-20
Pushups with feet elevated 3'(.9m)-20
Weighted pushups-15*15
Rows-12
Weighted rows-5*5
Dips-15
Weighted dips-10*10
One legged squats(each leg)-10
Weighted squats-15*15
One legged calf riases-30
Weighted one legged calf raises-20*20
Core rotisserie(plank, side plank on each side, crunchesx25)-three times
Hanging knee raises-12*10*12
Adding weight was just what I needed to reinvigorate my motivation. It's a backpack full of books that I'm guessing is around 25-30 lbs. Starting next week, I'm going to do all of my sets with it minus a light warmup circuit.
I went back to hanging knee raises since I can do a full range of motion that way.
The core rotisserie felt good, too. It really makes my training feel more balanced.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Dang son, kegs are hefty! I remember renting a keg from a party many years ago and 2 of us didn't exactly enjoy carrying it together...


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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Well, I'm lifting them kind of deadlift style and I'm getting the bottom off the ground about 16" or so. Then just lean back to stack them. Like I said, it's a relatively new ability for me.
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Soundtrack:Black Flag-Who's got the 10 1/2? and Citizens Arrest-Colossus
Weighted pullups-4*3*3
Weighted pushups-20*20*20
Weighted rows-6*6*6
Weighted dips-10*10*10
Weighted squats-20*20*20
Weighted one legged calf raises-20*20*20
Hanging knee raises-12*12*12
Core rotisserie(plank, side plank on each side, crunchesx25)-three times
The weight is the same backpack as my previous entry. I have a new scale coming in the mail tomorrow so I'll be able to find out how much it weighs and start keeping track of how much I weigh.
Man, those weighted pullups are tough.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Still sounds like progress! Also I like that you include your music in your training journal, great idea.


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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Soundtrack:Godflesh-S/T
weight-144.2
Weighted neutral grip pullups-5*5*4
Weighted pushups with feet elevated 18"-10*10*10
Hanging knee raises-12*10*10
One legged squats each leg-10*10*10
My ROM is increasing on one legged squats. The balance part is still difficult, though.
My backpack with book I'm using for weight weighs 26 lbs.
My tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome have been acting up a lot lately, so I'm gonna do less reps for a bit and cut my training down to one push, one pull, one core and one lower for a little bit. I may try training daily for a bit, as well, as today's training felt a bit short. With that being said, it's better than no training. As my journal reflects, it's been too easy to blow off my training cause something hurts and I don't want to be doing that.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Soundtrack:Rorschach-Protestant
Weight-144.4
Weighted(with 26 lbs.) neutral grip pullups-5*5*4
Weighted(with 40 lbs.) dips-7*6*6
Weighted(with 40 lbs.) situps-15*20*20
One legged squats(each leg)-10*10
My knee started having shooting pains after the second set of squats so I omitted a third set.
I like weighted situps and the weighted movements in general.
It's about time to invest in a weighted vest, I believe, although two backpacks full of books are certainly cheaper.
I finished off with 10 burpees. Can't believe how hard 10 of them are. Gotta start stepping up my conditioning.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:04 pm 
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Soundtrack:Corrupted/Noothgrush-Question the Purpose of Human Existence and Einstürzende Neubauten-Strategien Gegen Architekturen
Weight-143.8
Weighted(With 26 lbs.) neutral grip pullups-4*4*4
Weighted(with 40 lbs.) dips-7*7*8
Weighted(with 14 lbs.) pronated grip pullups-4*4*4
Weighted(with 40 lbs.) pushups with feet elevated 18"-7*7*7
Weighted(with 40 lbs.) situps-25*25*25
One legged squats(each leg)-10*10*10
Hanging (almost) straight leg raises-7*6*6
Weighted(with 40 lbs.) lunges-10*10*10
Neck bridges- 2 with my belly up for 15 counts and two with my back up for 15 counts
I was feeling very motivated today and I'm pretty happy with today's workout.
Switching back to the almost straight leg raises. It's kind of fitting with making the rest of my movements harder and for lower reps. The one legged squats are still very hard. My balance is slowly getting better but the ROM still leaves a lot to be desired. I'm generally getting my thigh parallel to the ground. Pistols are still a ways off.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Soundtrack:Carcass-Symphonies of Sickness
Weighted(With 26 lbs.) neutral grip pullups-5*5*4*4
Weighted(With 40 lbs.) dips-10*8*7*8
Hanging leg raises-8*8*8*7
Weighted(with 40 lbs.) split squats on each leg-6*6*6*6
The one legged squats have been keeping me sore for a few days so I figured I would change it up today. Stoked about the dip progress. I wish my pulling exercises improved that fast. Ha ha. Leg raises are getting better, too.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:15 pm 
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Crazy busy day yesterday. Just cranked out three sets of ten pullups.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:48 pm 
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Soundtrack:Napalm Death-Mentally Murdered
Weighted(With 26 lbs.) neutral grip pullups-6*4*4
Weighted(With 40 lbs.) dips-8*8*6
Hanging leg raises-8*8
One legged squats(each leg)-10*5
An unexpected friend in town made me cut short so I could eat with her.
Doing one legged squats down to a chair. I wasn't doing them as low as I thought and the extra few inches are a lot harder.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Interval sets
Soundtrack:Autopsy-Severed Survival
Pushups-20*20*20*20*20*20
Pullups-10*10*6*5
Pike pushups with feet elevated 3'-10*10*8
Neutral grip pullups-9*7*7
Dips-12*8*8*10
Chinups-6*5*5
Wasn't planning a upper body only work out when I started but kinda went with it. I'm certainly feeling it now. More so than my circuits and previous workouts.
Seventy pullups and 186 push reps. My arms are rubbery. Kinda makes me want to try the 100 pullups in an hour.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Soundtrack:Emmylou Harris-Angel Band
Pullups-5*5*5*5*5
Pushups-20*20*20*20*20
Squats-20*20*20*20*20
Pullups were pronated, close grip, neutral, chinup and towel.
I'm gonna try and make this a daily thing.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:09 pm 
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Keep up the good work, you're putting in some nice exercise variations.

Hope you have a great weekend MF.

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 Post subject: Re: My training journal
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Keep up the good work, you're putting in some nice exercise variations.

Hope you have a great weekend MF.


Thanks! I'm figuring as long as I get at least one push, one pull, one core and one lower that I'm doing OK.

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Soundtrack:Eyehategod-In The Name of Suffering
Weighted(w/26 lbs.) pullups-5*4*4*4*4
Weighted(w/40 lbs.) dips-6*6*6*6*6
Hanging knee raises-10*10*10*10*10
One legged squats(each leg)-5*5*5*5*5

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