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#1 Postby michaelhobson » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:09 pm

Okay, finally gotten motivated to post a training journal here. I matched my Personal Best on the deadlift today, so thought it would be a good time to share. :? There is a good 8 months of history on Vegan Fitness if anyone cares. :lol: This log is just going to be a mirror of that log which I will continue to maintain. http://www.veganfitness.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=51806

:twisted: Deadlift day in style! Lifted 435 pounds for the first time since I first managed it 4 months ago on April 13th. It went up really slowly and overloaded my lower back just a wee bit. I'll back off for a few weeks and then it's over the top with a new PB! :D

Monday - Deadlifts
5x135 pounds
4x225
3x315
1x365
1x435
1x315 to rack the weight

Lat Pull Down, Wide Grip -
6x170
5x180
4x190
3x200
2x210

Hammer Strength Low Row - 12x150 pounds with slow negatives

Machine Bicep Curls -
6x100
5x110
4x120
3x130

Dumbel Hammer Curls - 10x35 pounds each

Barbel Curls - 10x70 pounds
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#2 Postby robert » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:23 pm

Looks good my Iron Brother.

Glad to see you start a journal too. Ever since I started mine 3-4 weeks ago I have NOT missed a single scheduled workout. Previously I would maybe put off a workout until the next day, but now I find time everytime to get it in, and hit it hard!

You're strong, glad to know that you represent Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness when you train too!

Take care bro,

Robert

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#3 Postby michaelhobson » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:37 pm

Thanks for the encouragement Rob and the cool shirt! :wink:

Feeling unbelievably strong again today! But, where is a spotter when you need one? The benching area in my gym is a good 10 meters from the rest of the free weights. I wanted to go for a new PB, could have easily knocked out 113kg. :twisted: Not a soul even within shouting distance other than two old ladies on treadmills. Bollocks! :twisted:

Tuesday - Bench Press
5x135 pounds
5x155
5x185
3x205
1x215
1x225
1x235 Felt more like 200. :shock: Could have easily pressed 250, but couldn't try it with no spotter. I know I would get afraid of the bar and screw it up. :? Oh well, there will be another day. Finished up with 8x185.

Dumbel Incline Press - 4x75pounds each

Dumbel Flye - 10x35pounds each

Tricep Press Down - 2x10x100 pounds

I feel like I'm making progress for the first time in months. 8)

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#4 Postby michaelhobson » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:46 pm

Nice shoulder workout today. :D

Wednesday -

Barbel Shoulder Press

10x45 pounds
5x95
4x115
3x125
2x135
1x140 I don't know my max on this exercise, but before today have never done more than 125. Looks like it's time to up the weight!

Dumbel Shoulder Press - 10x50 pounds each

Barbel Upright Row - 3x5x100 pounds

And a little back work...

Pull Downs -
5x170 pounds
5x180
5x190
5x200

Hammer Strength Low Row - 12x150pounds

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#5 Postby michaelhobson » Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:37 pm

:twisted: 455 Pound Deadlift Today :twisted:

Today should have been Squat Day, but I have been obsessed with deadlifting this week and don't really like squats anyway. :D So after a very stressful morning, I decided to do what I wanted not what I needed. :wink:

The 365 went up so easily, but I still had a hard time deciding to go for a new PB. I was still feeling Monday's lifts in my back muscles, but went for it anyway. My liftoff has become really solid and the 455 came off the ground easily! I struggled on the lockout as I did with 435 on Monday, but I refused to give up and locked it out. The grip in my right hand was starting to fail, I made it just in time!

I must have been quite the sight, grunting and straining. I even saw a wad of spit fly straight up in to the air! :lol:

Deadlifts -
5x135 pounds
3x225
1x315
1x365
1x455 New PB by 20 pounds! (206.4kg)
1x315 to rack the weight.

Bench Press - Finished up with a little light benching. :D

5x135
3x185
1x205
3x1x225

Thanks Jonathan for introducing me to Dinosaur Training, 24 reps for my entire workout. :D

PS Rob, I was wearing my Vegan Bodybuilding tee today!

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#6 Postby Renecarol25 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:52 pm

That is awesome - Congratulations on the PR. I have days like that where you just have to do something else besides what is on the plan.

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#7 Postby jonathan » Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:40 pm

michaelhobson wrote: :twisted: 455 Pound Deadlift Today :twisted:


you're a git and you know it!

well done really! :mrgreen:

ill get more than that soon enough my friend :twisted:

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#8 Postby michaelhobson » Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:51 pm

Renecarol25 wrote:That is awesome - Congratulations on the PR. I have days like that where you just have to do something else besides what is on the plan.


Thanks Renee!

Jonathan wrote:you're a git and you know it!


Well maybe if I knew what a "git" is? :?

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#9 Postby jonathan » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:25 pm

hehe - you americans with your limited vocabulary! :lol:

a git is just a general insult really, someone who is constantly annoying!

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#10 Postby michaelhobson » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:29 pm

jonathan wrote:hehe - you americans with your limited vocabulary! :lol:

a git is just a general insult really, someone who is constantly annoying!

jonathan


Constantly annoying eh? Thanks mate! :twisted:

You're just mad because I can deadlift more than you. :lol:

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#11 Postby jonathan » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:04 pm

bloody right i am! i bet you were a bit pissed when i sailed off into the distance on the strength board on veganfitness! :lol:

besides, i dont really find you annoying - only when you lift more than me! you still got 40lbs til you catch me on the bench :P

love (just to prove i dont find you annoying!)

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#12 Postby kollision » Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:14 pm

Congrats on the lift mate.

Deadlift is something that I really despise. Was this stiff legged deadlift or just deadlift? Either way, thats a lot of weight...

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#13 Postby michaelhobson » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:02 am

kollision wrote:Congrats on the lift mate.

Deadlift is something that I really despise. Was this stiff legged deadlift or just deadlift? Either way, thats a lot of weight...


Thannks K! Definitely didn't stiff leg that weight. How can you despise deadlifts? :shock: That's my favorite lift. :D

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#14 Postby Daywalker » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:16 am

Wow, impressive lift Michael!
Really good job!

michaelhobson wrote:Thannks K! Definitely didn't stiff leg that weight. How can you despise deadlifts? :shock: That's my favorite lift. :D


You're right, i always loved this exercise!!
It's sad but i can't do them anymore, after an accident my knee is... wrecked :? I do stiffed leg deadlift, though. After the surgery not quite 3 years ago i started with the bar alone, now i do 145kg for 5 reps (don't go below 5 reps on this exercise). I'm coming near my old strength, that was 190kg for one rep 8)

Wow, you strong guys really motivate me! :)
No one said it would be easy.

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#15 Postby kollision » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:35 pm

michaelhobson wrote:
kollision wrote:Congrats on the lift mate.

Deadlift is something that I really despise. Was this stiff legged deadlift or just deadlift? Either way, thats a lot of weight...


Thannks K! Definitely didn't stiff leg that weight. How can you despise deadlifts? :shock: That's my favorite lift. :D


Those things are so hard thats why! I wish I did do them in the past though because now i have to start with 20's on each side! Don't laugh :P Of course thats with the stiff legged version. Im not sure about the regular deadlift though, but I doubt I can do even close to that!

I do stiffed leg deadlift, though. After the surgery not quite 3 years ago i started with the bar alone, now i do 145kg for 5 reps (don't go below 5 reps on this exercise). I'm coming near my old strength, that was 190kg for one re


WHAT THE!? STIFF LEGGED 145 KG?!?!? Thats 319 lbs!!!


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