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#16 Postby MontanaVegan » Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:58 pm

Saturday, Dec 30 - Pull Day
DB Hammer Curls 2x30# x10,10,10
Pull Downs 130# x10,10,10
BB Preacher Curls 70# x10,10,10
Shrugs 165# x10,10,10

No Deadlifts this morning, I am going to squat tonight.
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#17 Postby MontanaVegan » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:12 am

Saturday, Dec 30 - Evening Workout

Squat Night.
Tonight I did 50 squats with 55 pounds on my shoulders.
I'm not sure how many I had left, quite a few I think.
Last workout was 100 reps of 45 pounds.
Next time I'll use 65 pounds and go for another 50 reps
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#18 Postby MontanaVegan » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:03 pm

Sunday, Dec 31 - Push Day

I tried my 1RM on the bench today, only able to get 225 up.
I've been stuck at 225 for a while, even failed at that weight a few times.
Next workout I'll start the EAS program again.
I usually see improvement for about 4 weeks on that program
After that, I can't keep up with the reps.

I also did military press and triceps
Triceps Ext: 70# x10,10,7
* Military Press: 80# x10,11,11

* I added 10 pound to my Military Press workout
I'll keep it at 80# for a few workouts, just add more reps.
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#19 Postby MontanaVegan » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:38 am

Monday, Jan 1

Took it easy today only crunches and side bends

Crunches 0# x10,10,10
DB Side Bends 40# x10,10,10
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#20 Postby MontanaVegan » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:26 am

Monday, Jan 1 - Evening

I tried some front squats tonight.
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Oly ... Squat.html
I only tried 10 since I could still feel it in my legs from Saturday's squats.
Squats with the bar in front seem very awkward.
I can't get my elbows very high without pushing the bar into my throat.

I've read that front squats will force you into better form. Any advice from the experts?
I know that sometimes I catch myself leaning forward when doing back squats.
All my weight goes to the front of my feet.
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#21 Postby MontanaVegan » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:59 am

Thursday, Jan 04 - Push Day

Today I started the EAS Bench Press Program again.

Warmup
DB Press 2x20# x10 reps
DB Press 2x40# x10 reps
BB Press 135# x5 reps

Program
175# x6
185# x5,5
195# x2

I was supposed to get 2 sets of 4 reps at 195#
But I failed with only 2 on the first set
I'm doing less than I could 3 months ago
Very discouraging, I wish I could figure it out.
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#22 Postby MontanaVegan » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:30 pm

Saturday, Jan 6 - Pull Day
DB Preacher Curls 2x35#
Pull Downs 130#
DB Hammer Curls 2x30#
Shrugs 165#

I quit using my EZ curl bar for Preacher Curls and switched to DumbBells.
I could really feel it using some different muscles in my forearms.

Tonight is squat night. I'm going to start trying more front squats
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#23 Postby MontanaVegan » Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:39 pm

Sunday, Jan 7 - Push Day

2nd workout of the EAS Bench Press Workout

Warmup:
2x20#DB x10
2x40#DB x10
135#BB x5

Workout:
195# x 3,3
210# x 2.2
230# x 1/2 This one had no chance of going up
The workout called for only 1/2 rep so it's not a failure.


BB Shoulder Press 80# x15
DB Shoulder Press 2x40# x12,11
BB Tricep Ext 70# x8,7,9
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#24 Postby rdandrew » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:36 pm

I mainly recommend front squats. Seem to work better for most people.

Check this out for tips/help:
http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do? ... 7-training

Tip #1 should be useful.
Ryan D. Andrews, MS, MA, RD, CSCS, CISSN
http://www.precisionnutrition.com/membe ... y.php?f=79

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#25 Postby MontanaVegan » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:17 am

Thanks Ryan, I haven't seen that article.
Everything I've been reading makes me believe front squats are best.
They almost force you into better form.
I catch myself leaning forward sometimes when I squat with the bar on my back.
Front squats are just a little awkward when beginning.
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#26 Postby MontanaVegan » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:33 am

Monday, Jan 8

I did squats tonight, 50 reps with 65 pounds.
The first 18 were front squats.
After my wrists got numb I moved the bar to my back and did the last 32.
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#27 Postby MontanaVegan » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:51 am

Wednesday, Jan 10 - Push Day

I'm starting over on the EAS Bench Press Program
Last time I failed the 195# reps

Warmup
DB Press 2x20# x10 reps
DB Press 2x40# x10 reps
BB Press 135# x5 reps

Program
175# x6
185# x5,5
195# x4,2

I failed on the last set this time at 195#
Last time I got 2 reps on the first set and didn't even try the second set.
This time I got 4 and 2 reps, at least it's an improvement.
I'm going to do this workout again on Saturday and get all the reps
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#28 Postby MontanaVegan » Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:04 pm

Sunday, Jan 14 - Push Day

Bench Press

Warmup
DB Press 2x20# x10 reps
DB Press 2x40# x10 reps
BB Press 135# x5 reps

Program
175# x6
185# x5,5
195# x4,1

Another frustrating failure on the bench press.
On the last set, I could only get it up once.
I think I'm going back to my old ways of just using my arms.
I can really feel it in my front delts.
So I'm going back to lower weights for a while and re-concentrate on form.
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#29 Postby MontanaVegan » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:43 am

Wednesday, Jan 17 - Push Day

Back to basics (again)
I seem to have lost my form in the bench press.
I must not have learned it well enough first time.

Warmup
DB Bench Press 2x20# x10
DB Bench Press 2x40# x10

BB Bench Press 135# x10,10,10
DB Overhead Press 2x40# x 10,8,8
BB Tricep Extension 70# x6,9,8
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#30 Postby MontanaVegan » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:03 pm

Saturday, Jan 27
Tonight was the first night of lifting weights at my new gym.

20 minutes walking on the uphill treadmill
Incline = 8
Speed = 3 mph

Bench Press workout
95# x10 warmup
135# x10 warmup

155# x I can't remember how many sets I did, just until I could only do 3 reps
I need to get a small notebook to log my workout.
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