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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:38 am 
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ah, that makes sense..

I did some upperbody workouts the past day, im thinking i should up my weights and see how i do..
weekend is time to rest though..

also watched some organicathlete vids which were linked on the forum, got me interested more in fruit now..


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I noticed recently some muscles i didnt know i had.. I'm not sure if they're growing, or if I just simply hadnt noticed them before, but when i flex I notice parts are feeling more firmer.. Maybe I'm just being more aware about my body that I'm noticeing these things..

today was upperbody workouts..
I like shoulder presses, they're so difficult for some reason it makes me burst with joy..


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ive been slackin a bit lately due to some business im trying to start up, but im trying to get back into a groove..

I'm under the impression that you should have sore muscles after you work out. Is this true? cuz today I did 60 standing shoulderpresses until i got tired, and I was expecting to be sore, but I wasn't. Did I not push myself hard enough?


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today i tried to push myself, and started by doing 20 shoulderliifts and then decreasing the reps by 2 every set. I don't know how good this is, but I think ill try it for a while.

1-23-07

standing shoulder press
20 - 30lb
18 - 30lb
16 - 30lb
14 - 30lb
12 - 30lb
10 - 30lb
8 - 30lb
6 - 30lb
4 - 30lb
2 - 30lb
total weight lifted
3300lb


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:07 pm 
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1-24-07
squats
50rep - 30lb
jumping squats
40rep - 30lb
squats
40rep - 30lb
situps
15rep
15rep
10rep
10rep
total weight lifted
+3900lb

is it normal to be feeling like your head is pressured when you are working out?


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my math was wrong.. edited the total weight

heres today
1-26-07
arm curls
10rep - 25lb right and left arm
10rep - 25lb ""
9rep - 25lb ""
total weight lifted
1450lb


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:12 pm 
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wow.. I really pushed myself this time:
lifted a total of 5070lb!

1-30-07
standingshoulderpress
2:27pm
25rep - 30lb
2:28pm
rest
2:29pm
23rep - 30lb
2:31pm
rest
2:36pm
21rep - 30lb
2:37pm
rest
2:42pm
19rep - 30lb
4:44pm
rest
2:46pm
17rep - 30lb
2:47pm
rest
2:51pm
15rep - 30lb
2:52pm
rest
2:55pm
13rep - 30lb
2:56pm
rest
2:59pm
11rep - 30lb
2:59pm
rest
3:03pm
(9+7)rep - 30lb
3:04pm
rest
3:07pm
(5+3+1)rep - 30lb
3:07pm
total weight lifted
5070lb

my head feels gassed..
I also noticed my back was getting arched(tummy out), which kinda put some strain on it when I got to the top of each rep. Is this good or not?


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2-1-07
arm curls
2:53pm
10rep rightarm - 25lb
10rep leftarm - 25lb
2:56pm - rest - 2:57pm
9rep rightarm - 25lb
9rep leftarm - 25lb
3:00pm rest 3:02pm
8rep rightarm - 25lb
8rep leftarm - 25lb
3:14pm
7rep rightarm - 25lb
7rep leftarm - 25lb
3:18pm rest 3:20pm
6reps rightarm - 25lb
6reps leftarm - 25lb
3:25pm rest 3:27pm
5reps rightarm - 25lb
5reps leftarm - 25lb
3:28pm rest 3:30pm
4reps rightarm - 25lb
4rep failure leftarm - 25lb
3:32pm rest 3:36pm
2+6reps failure rightarm - 25lb
2+1reps failure leftarm - 25lb
3:38pm
total weight lifted
2875lb

25 pushups


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didn't want to go over an hour, so I stopped.
new record for me.

2-5-07
standingshoulderpresses
2:44pm
30rep - 30lb
2:46 rest 2:48
28rep - 30lb
2:51 rest 2:55
26rep - 30lb
2:58 rest 3:04
24rep - 30lb
3:09 rest 3:19
22rep - 30lb
3:20 rest 3:25
20rep - 30lb
3:30 rest 3:36
14 failure + 4short - 30lb
3:39 rest 3:41
16rep - 30lb
3:43
total weight lifted
5520lb


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was kinda getting lazy, so i made an effort today to outdo my previous attempts

2-19-07
1:45pm
5 dips
5 dips
1:47pm
10rep standing row 32.5lb
10rep standing row 32.5lb
1:54pm
10rep ""32.5lb
10rep ""32.5lb
1:56pm
10rep rightarm row 32.5lb
10rep leftarm row 32.5lb
2:08pm
10rep rightarm row 32.5lb
10rep leftarm row 32.5lb
2:13pm
20rep standing shoulderpress 32.5lb
2:19pm
2:27pm
20rep standing shoulderpress 32.5lb
2:28pm
2:34pm
20rep squats 32.5lb
2:36pm
15rep squats 32.5lb
2:38pm
20rep squats 32.5lb
2:41pm
40 crunches
2:43pm

5687.5+lb total lifted (new record)


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2-20-07
2:19pm
5rep rightarm curl 32.5lb
5rep leftarm curl 32.5lb
2:20pm
30 squats 32.5lb
10 dips
2:29pm
10 dips
30 squats 32.5lb
2:36pm
20 upright rows 32.5lb
2:41pm
20 benchpress 32.5lb
2:44pm
10 standingshoulderpress 32.5lb
2:47pm
10 rightarm row 32.5lb
10 leftarm row 32.5lb
2:51pm
10 rightarm row 32.5lb
10 leftarm row 32.5lb
3:01pm
20 upright rows 32.5lb
3:08pm

5850lb total lifted (newrecord)


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2-22-07
2:30pm
30 squats 32.5lb
20 uppright rows 32.5lb
2:34pm
10 rightarmrows 32.5lb
10 leftarmrows 32.5lb
2:38pm
10 rightarm row 32.5lb
10 leftarmrow 32.5lb
20 standingshouderpress 32.5lb
30 squats 32.5lb
2:47pm
20 right calf raises 32.5lb
20 left calf raises 32.5lb
20 benchpress 32.5lb
2:52pm

6500lb total lifted (new record)
I'm wondering when itll get difficult to beat my records
I should just do as much as I can possibly do, but i'm unsure if that would be healthy


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Just a question,
The 10 sets on 1 exercise is an interesting approach, What are you looking to gain from doing them?

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i found the '10set' approach easy to focus with as I pick a initial starting rep number and work towards 0. This way I have a solid goal in which I can reach and all I have to think about is getting there.

lately I've just been trying to move more and more weight around, trying to beat me last attempts and basically stopping once I surpass them. This way is easy because I don't have to necessarly stick to one thing but rather what I feel I can handle at a given time in order to up the total weight moved. In this approach my thinking is that if I keep beating my previous scores I will keep increasing the amount of work I output, and hence the body would require growth in order to keep up with the increaseing amount of work being done.

Of course, I don't know if itll work, but at this point I'm mostly experimenting to see what works, but at the same time trying to find somethign in which I enjoy.

My main goal is to stimulate muscle growth so I can gain muscle.


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I'm sure that other forum members have thoughts about this, and I don't claim to be an expert, but here are some of my thoughts.

1. Setting a goals in a workout is a good approach.

2. Doing so many sets of one isolation type exercise, risks over working the muscle and is probably not good for muscle growth. It would probably be more likely to build lactic acid tolerance and endurance into the muscles.

3. Mulitple sets of a couple of compound exercises a couple of times a week, plus a couple of sets on arms etc, plus eating well and getting plenty of rest is probably more likely to encourage muscle growth.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your results... Train hard :D

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