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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:39 pm 
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We all have days like that ~ eating a little more and sleeping more I'm sure would make a noticeable difference.

Keep up the great work, awesome consistency with your training in here. Hope your week is off to a good start MF.

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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:36 am 
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9/4/13

Squats: 152.4 x 5 x 5
OHP: 86 x 5 x 5
Deadlifts: 227.2 x 5
Curls: 72.2 x 6, 5

everything is feeling heavy. workout is going long with 5 minute rest between sets.
thanks for checking in MF!


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:22 am 
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9/7/13

squats: 157.4 x 5 x 3
bp: 122.2 x 5 x 3
rows: 128.8. x 3 x 3

rough day. stomach has been bad again and i'm not eating enough. i'll consider all these fails...only 3 sets and they felt really tough. i was truly failing rows, trying to get reps 4 and 5 but not touching my chest. feeling a bit tired. hoping i can turn it around and keep gaining.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:52 pm 
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9/12/13

Squats: 157.4 x 5, 5, 5, 4, 5 (switched to lo bar, still heavy)
OHP: 89.8 x 4, 5, 5, 5, 5
Deadlifts: 231 x 5
Rows: 115 x 4, 4, 5, 4, 4
CGBP: 92.2 x 8 x 3
Curls: 52.4 x 8 x 3
Crunches: BW x 8, +8.8lbs x 8 x 2 (roman chair style off bench)

had some extra time today so added in some exercises. i had seen better gains on that program but the workouts are just too long. maybe i need to switch to 4 times a week to include more exercises and more higher reps. i was hoping to linearly gain with stronglifts but i seem to have stalled at my usual top weights. it could be that i'm not eating enough however with my digestive issues, i may just have to take it slower, and find a different style of workouts. we'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:09 am 
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9/14/13

Squats: 157.4 x 5 x 5
BP: 122.2 x 4, 4, 4, 3, 3
Rows: 115 x 5, 5, 4, 5, 5
Shrugs: 115 x 8 x 3
Skulls: 43.6 x 8 x 3
Curls: 52.4 x 8, 8, 7
Abs - roman chair: +10 lbx x 8 x 3

long workout again. feeling sore from 9/12...upper back especially - bench suffered. i will deload squats, bp, and rows. even though i got 5 x 5 on squats, they felt really heavy and the 5th reps on most of the sets was my max.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:28 pm 
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9/17/13

Squats: 143.6 x 5 x 5
Deadlifts: 245 x 5
OHP: 89.6 x 4, 5, 4, 4, 4
Rows: 102.2 x 5 x 5
CGBP: 92.2 x 8 x 3
Curls: 43.6 x 12 x 2
Hanging Knee Raises: BW x 9, 10

squats still felt heavy after a 10% deload and switch to low bar. i feel like i'm still trying to find my form with low bar now that i've switched back to it after 4 weeks of high bar. deadlifts is about as heavy as i've ever done but didn't feel good about my form plus my grip was slipping. i'll stay at that weight. 2nd fail on OHP. everything else was tough. i've had a neck issue since last thursday but it could be related to a slight cold or possibly stress - i never know - i don't particularly feel like i'm hurting it during my workouts.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:13 am 
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9/19/13

Squat: 43.6 x 10, 72.2 x 10, 102.2 x 10
Pushups: 15, 15, 15
Curls: 43.6 x 13

9/20/13

Front Squat: 43.6 x 10
Deadlifts: 143.6 x 5, 172.2 x 5, 202.2 x 5, 222.2 x 5
Chinups: BW x 8, 8, 6

9/21/13

BP: 43.6 x 5, 72.2 x 5, 102.2 x 5, 122.2 x 5, 111 x 6, 7, 5
Rows: 43.6 x 5, 72.2 x 5, 102.2 x 5, 122.2 x 3, 111 x 6, 6, 4
Skullcrushers: 43.6 x 10 x 3
Curls: 43.6 x 15, 14
Hanging Knee Raises: BW x 11, 9

Not feeling up to my full workouts but wanting to get something in daily. My neck has been bothering me for a week - not sure what it is but fucking me up in life. I'm disappointed with stalling and feeling like I'm going too heavy and not using good form. I know I'm fucking around with the program but I really want to feel good about lifting and find what's best for me. I have modest strength and aesthetic goals so I'll do my best to reach them any way I can. It feels more natural for me to build up to a top weight and then back off for a few higher rep sets on the big lifts.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:53 am 
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11/10/13

Upper back and neck have been injured and bothering me since my last post. I have not been working out and trying to give myself a chance to heal. I'm feeling better but not 100%. I've been dying to lift again so I worked on a few exercises yesterday:

Bench Press
43.6x5
52.4x5
63.6x5
72.2x5
81x5
92.2x5
102.2x5
92.2x6
81x6

Rows
43.6x5
43.6x5
72.2x5
81x5
92.2x5
102.2x5
92.2x7

Curls: 43.6 x 15, 10

Feeling pretty good. A bit sore from not having lifted in over a month but my injury seems to be ok.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:12 am 
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11/12/13

Squat: 43.6x5, 52.4x5, 63.6x5, 72.2x5, 81x5, 92.2x5, 102.2x5, 111x5, 122.2x5, 111x6
RDL: 43.6x8, 72.2x10x3
Calf Raises: BW x 20 x 2
Crunches: BW x 20, 18


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:12 am 
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11/14/13

OHP: 43.6 x 5, 52.4 x 5, 63.6 x 5, 52.4 x 8, 8, 8, 7
Chinups: BW x 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3
CGBP: 43.6 x 10, 52.4 x 10, 63.6 x 8, 8, 7
Curls: 43.6 x 10, 10, 9
Crunches: BW x 20
Knees to Chest: BW x 15

these workouts are leaving me sore for days - first time working the muscles in over a month.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:36 am 
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11/17/13

Deadlifts: 115x5, 143.6x5, 172.2x5, 192.2x5, 115x10x3
Leg Extensions: 57.2x12, 10, 10
Good Mornings: 43.6x10x3
Calf Raises: BWx20, 20, 17
Crunches: BWx20, 20, 14

supersetted deadlift sets of 10 and leg ext. also good mornings, calves, and crunches. feeling the burn.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:41 am 
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11/19/13

BP: 43.6x5, 63.6x5, 81x5, 92.2x5, 107.2x5, 72.2 x 10, 10, 10, 8
Rows: 43.6x5, 63.6x5, 81x5, 92.2x5, 107.2x5, 72.2 x 10, 10, 10, 10
Skullcrushers: 43.6 x 8 x 3
Curls: 43.6 x 8 x 3

workouts are still leaving me sore. had some pain in my back again on saturday but this time i'm working through it. hoping for the best.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:49 pm 
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alright mate, is it rows that give you the back pain?

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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:30 am 
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11/21/13

Squats (low bar): 43.6x5, 63.6x5, 81x5, 102.2x5, 127.2x5, 72.2x8,10,10,10 (alt zercher/hi bar)
RDL: 72.2 x 10, 10, 10
Leg Ext: 67.6 x 15, 72.6 x 13, 15
Calf Raises: BW x 22, 17, 17
Crunches: BW x 15, 15, 12

still a bit sore in hamstrings and calves from last lower day. also sore from last upper.

thanks for checking in mrbear! i think i injured my middle/upper back doing heavy deadlifts a couple months ago but it's a weak spot that i have had pain in at times for many years from various exercising including running so maybe it's a core thing. i try to keep all my movements pain free but i have felt some pain/soreness in this same area since starting up again. i also have bursitis/rotator cuff issues in my right shoulder which comes and goes as well so it's all pretty annoying at times. just trying to keep on keeping on.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:07 pm 
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12/8/13

BP: 102.2 x 5, 5, 9
Rows: 102.2 x 5, 5, 12
Squats: 102.2 x 5, 5, 9

shoulder and back still bothering me - been taking time off. felt like giving it a go today. i'll see how i feel in a couple days.


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