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 Post subject: Re: jsalem978's Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:41 pm 
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11/6

Felt extremely frustrated at the gym today. Too many talking heads chatting around me, not acknowledging personal space. A guys ass was damn near in my face standing over my bench when I was trying to do flyes. Some woman came over to the strength training area for no other reason, it seemed, other than to stand around and show off her hot pink gym gear. Reinforced note to self: Crowds still suck.

1. Bench Press (barbell): 60lbs, 70lbs, 75lbs
2. Bench Press (dumbbell, incline): 20lbs, 25lbs, 25lbs
3. Flyes (dumbbell, flat bench): 20lbs on all sets
4. Shoulder Press (smith machine): The gym was so packed I couldn't get my hands on a bench press to try this one. AGAIN.
5. Triceps Extensions (barbell, lying): 30lbs on all sets.
6. Cable Pushdowns: 30lbs on all sets. Couldn't get the right attachment.
7. I used a machine to work my tri's and shoulders and did 30lbs, 40lbs, 40lbs. Very tough.

Still made gains.

Drank my usual PlantFusion shake on the drive home.

I think I'm just on edge about everything else happening in my personal life, but it reflected in the gym today. I couldn't stay focused. I love working out, but tonight was rough to get through. My head was in a fog. Although, I looked in the mirror afterwards and felt I've made some gains. At least to my eyes, and that's really what's important.

I'm going to try to find a 4 day/week workout that also incorporates abs after I do leg day this week. I enjoy the definition I have on the rest of my muscles, but my abs seem to lack.


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 Post subject: Re: jsalem978's Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:10 pm 
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jsalem978 wrote:
11/6 I enjoy the definition I have on the rest of my muscles, but my abs seem to lack.


Meanwhile, I'm striving to achieve your core. It sucks when I'm not mentally focused during training. My wife is way into meditation, so maybe I should try that when I'm out of sorts prior to training. Mental focus is a big part of the game, not only for making it through the workout, but also for performing exercises correctly. You'll be back in action in no time. And, dude, I have some great gym stories like yours. Some people have absolutely no common sense, or decency.

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 Post subject: Re: jsalem978's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Got in a car accident on the way to the gym yesterday. Leg day skipped. Hopefully I can get a car soon enough to stay consistent.


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 Post subject: Re: jsalem978's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Glad you are ok. Good luck with a replacment car.


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 Post subject: Re: jsalem978's Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:44 pm 
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No injuries showed up later delayed from the accident I hope? Manage to get another car?


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 Post subject: Re: jsalem978's Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:22 am 
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Hey all,

Car accident really screwed with me more mentally and financially than anything. I felt some decent whiplash that kept me down for a bit, but it really just screwed with my head, and was the icing on the cake to an already very stressful time in my life. Working out was one of the only things I had to keep my head clear.

I slumped into a pretty deep depression after this. A handful of other things were part of the problem, but the car wreck put me over the edge.

I've recently made a turn around in my thought process, after intervention from friends. I'm back at school, taking 6 classes. I'm back at work, almost full time. My plate is already more than full, but I want to be back in the gym.

Who could recommend me a simple, 3 day regiment that I could fit around my hectic schedule? I've also realized that I need to eat like a damn elephant if I want to see some results. What are quick, easy meals that you guys take on the go with you?

Thanks guys,
Joe


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 Post subject: Re: jsalem978's Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:38 pm 
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yeah, good to hear!


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