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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:05 pm 
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Good to hear that you have joined a gym :D I think that you were a bit limitted with your set up at home.

One thing though - I would steer clear of the smith machine if I were you. Those things are the cause of many injuries (only one predetermined line of motion - everyone presses in a different way and it tends to put alot of strain on the elbows and shoulders). The best thing to do at the moment is just not work to failure, and build your confidence with the barbell. 5x5 is a good routine for that - two increasingly heavy warm-up sets and then 3x5 at the same weight. Generally take a weight that you can press for 7 reps and start from there. Add 2.5kg every workout, or every other workout.

Good look with the gym training - I hope to see some heavy squatting from now on :wink:

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jonathan wrote:
One thing though - I would steer clear of the smith machine if I were you.


Agreed. I can't even see why they have them in gyms. Not even have them, but have so many of them.

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Jonathan you are rapidly becoming my sensai ;)

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Dips (-15kg) 3 x 8
Chin up (-25kg) 2 x 8, 1 x6
Chest Press (40kg) 3 x 6
Military Press 30kg 1 x 5, 4, 6
Tricep extensions 15kg 3 x 6
Squats 50kg 3 x 6
Crunches (50kg) 3 x 6
V-ups 3 x 12

...why do gym weights seem heavier?


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Sup amigo, have you got any progress pictures, or any pictures at all? Keep it up man

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Richard wrote:
Sup amigo, have you got any progress pictures, or any pictures at all? Keep it up man


I shall endeavour to track down the charger for my camera tomorrow and post some progress.


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Bench Press 50kg 3 x 6
Dead lift 55kg 3 x 6
Skullcrushers 25kg 3 x 6
Calf Raises 65kg 3 x 8
Crunches 50kg 3 x 7
V-ups 3 x 12

Logged on at the gym for an instant update! Might leave this site open on this PC after I log out... :D


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Dips (-5kg) 3 x 6
Chin up (-15kg) 3 x 6
Military Press 35kg 1 x 4, 2 x 2 (bit off more than I could chew?)
Bicep curls 30kg 1 x 4,3,2 (rubbish today :( )
Squats 50kg 3 x 6 (but then I nailed the squats, not going to up the weight next time but try to increase how low I am going)
Crunches (50kg) 3 x 7
V-ups 3 x 14


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Richard wrote:
Sup amigo, have you got any progress pictures, or any pictures at all? Keep it up man


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Progress? I am working on the principle that everything got slightly bigger therefore it looks the same... :wink:


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Bench Press 50kg 3 x 6
Dead lift 55kg 3 x 6
Tricep extensions 18kg 3 x 6
Calf Raises 70kg 3 x 6
Crunches 55kg 3 x 6
V-ups 3 x 14


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Dips (-0kg) 3 x 6 (I was well chuffed with this)
Chin up (-15kg) 3 x 4 (but then it seemd to affect this?)
Military Press 35kg 1 x 5, 2 x 3
Skullcrushers 25kg 3 x 6 (not as easily as last time though, I think because of the dips)
Squats 52.5kg 2 x 6, 1 x10 (holy shit, what happened to my legs? I just kept going on the last set and it was easy...I need to up the weights)
Crunches (55kg) 3 x 7
V-ups 3 x 14


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Good lifting Benny!

I can see some progress on the pictures - looking a bit thicker :D

Good squatting too. I would recommend squatting first, before any other lift. It's funny, but it does not really affect subsequent exercises, but you will squat weaker if you do other lifts first. I wouldn't be suprised if you did 10x60kg on the next session :wink:

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Bench Press 52.5kg 1 x 6,5,4
Dead lift 57.5kg 3 x 6
Bicep Curls 30kg 3 x 6
Calf Raises 70kg 3 x 6
Crunches 55kg 3 x 6
V-ups 3 x 14 (with medicine ball)


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Squats 75 kg 2x8, 1 x6 (this was after 10 reps of 50,55,60,65,70 kg as I tried to work out what weight to lift :roll: )
Dips (-0kg) 3 x 8 (right I need to know how to add weight to dips 8) )
Chin up (-15kg) 1 x 6,5,4
Military Press 35kg 1 x 6, 5, 3
Tricep extensinos 20kg 3 x 6
Crunches (55kg) 3 x 6 (I am not sure I like the crunch R.O.M or whatever it is called, may go back to me the floor and dumbell)
V-ups 3 x 14 (with medicine ball)


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Football for 1 hr 20 minutes. Usually I score 1 goal, today I scored about 4! :D

Bench Press 45kg 2 x 6, 1 x 4 (bad, bad day at the office! :( )
Dead lift 57.5kg 3 x 6
Skullcrushers 25kg 3 x 8
Calf Raises 75kg 3 x 6
Crunches 55kg 3 x 6
V-ups 3 x 14 (with medicine ball)


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