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Yesterday.......

 

Nutrition: Calories 2200, Protein 100

 

Legs

 

Front Squat with DB

30 x 15

20 x 12

50 x 10

60 x 6 - too heavy

50 x 7

 

Straight-Legged Dead Lift

115 x 13

125 x 9

125 x 8

125 x 7

 

Walking Lunges on Incline

25 x 20

25 x 20

25 x 20

 

Leg Extensions I

120 x 10

120 x 10

120 x 10

 

Leg Extensions II

110 x 10

110 x 10

110 x 9

 

Butt Blaster Machine

60 x 10

70 x 8

70 x 8

 

 

And then I crawled home..................

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I trained with Robert today. He needs to shave, otherwise he's looking strong.

 

Nutrition: Calories 1600, Protein 130

 

Back

 

Seated Row

70 x 16

80 x 14

90 x 11

100 x 10

110 x 7

110 x 9

 

Lat Pull Down

80 x 12

90 x 10

100 x 8 - assist on last 3

100 x 8 - assist on last 4

 

Standing Row - Charlie Glass Style

70 x 12

80 x 10

80 x 9

80 x 9

 

Pull Ups with Wide Grip (assist machine)

-70 x 12

-80 x 10

-80 x 9

-80 x 8

 

 

One Arm Row with DB

35 x 12

40 x 11

45 x 8

45 x 7

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hahahaha,

 

Yeah, travel and stress lead to not shaving! I'm sure some people will find me cute and rugged.

 

Great workout today. I caught myself wimpering a bit, especially on the pull-ups.

 

Let's hammer it out again this weekend.

 

I'll do my best to get more sleep so I can recover better and be stronger.

 

You are strong as hell!!!!!!!!!!! I think we did the same weight for a couple of exercises and I weigh a lot more and have been training for nearly 10 years.

 

Nice work, your back is SOLID!

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OK, I'll make sure NOT to go out on a date and stay up late. You got it!

 

I look forward to training together again. I really like training with someone. I've trained by myself for years, but the best lifting I ever did was when Jordan and I trained together (you know him, the friend from Corvallis I've known since I was 5 years old).

 

So even an occasional workout with a training partner is much appreciated.

 

See you soon!

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Nutrition: Calories 1600, Protein 130 gms

 

Chest

 

Hammer Strength Iso Press

25 x 15

35 x 13

45 x 10

50 x 8

55 x 6

55 x 6

 

DB Decline Bench Press

30 x 14

35 x 10

35 x 12

37 x 6

 

DB Flat Bench Flys

22 x 13

25 x 9

25 x 8

25 x 8

 

Pushups

BW x 10 - 3 sets

 

Pec Dec

30 x 12

35 x 11

35 x 12

35 x 10

 

ABS

 

My right shoulder is still screwed up but at least I have full range of motion. I could have used a spotter tonight, if only to tell me whether my right arm is drifting.

 

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Nutrition: No idea. I went out for Lebanese after a workout with Robert, NY David and Sisters John. For those of you in Portland, Habibi has great vegan-labeled options on the menu.

 

My workout log is currently down in the garage so here are the basics.

 

Triceps

 

Skull Crushers

Max weight 40 x 8

 

Overhead DB Press

Max weight 37 x 6

 

Overhead Cable Extension w/ Rope

Max weight 50 x 8

 

Biceps

 

Standing DB Curls

Max 32 x 6

 

Hammer Curls

Max 22 x 8

 

Had to cut this a bit early so didn't have a 3rd bicep exercise.

 

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Inspirational moment - watching Robert do his warm-up. Especially in those neon green pants.

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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday - Calories have been in the 1800 to 2000 range and protein in the 80 to 120 gm range.

 

Sunday was Legs with my trainer. He has the routine and I don't remember the weights, reps or sets. I can barely walk today.

 

Straight Legged Deadlifts with DBs

Sumo Squats with DB

Walking Lunges

Leg Extensions

Calf Press

 

Monday was Shoulders

 

Arnold Press I with DBs

20 x 15

22 x 12

27 x 10

30 x 7

30 x 7

30 x 6

 

Arnold Press II with DBs

20 x 8

20 x 10

20 x 10

20 x 10

 

One Arm Lateral Raise (leaning at 45 degree angle)

15 x 12

15 x 10

15 x 10

15 x 10

 

DB Front Raise

15 x 11

15 x 12

17 x 8

17 x 7

 

Rear Delts with DBs

15 x 12

15 x 12

15 x 12

15 x 12

 

Tuesday is rest day!

 

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Inspirational tune is Irresponsible Hate Anthem by Marilyn Manson. He's best seen live, especially in more recent years. Quite a show he puts on.

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Yeah!

 

Hey, my legs are today. I took two days off in a row....you were killing me a the gym. My triceps are still a little sore and that was last week when we trained them!

 

I hope to be walking funny tomorrow

 

I won't be going to Bend afterall, so other than moving......I'm around to hit up the gym another time or two before going to L.A. on May 8th.

 

Have great workouts and enjoy VegFest!

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My husband is back home and I haven't really tracked my calories or protein intake too well this week. There have certainly been a few extra calories from the wine category. (Usually, I drink wine on the weekends and occasionally will have a glass during the week). I love a good family crisis!

 

Wednesday was arm day with my trainer and Thursday was rest day. I concentrated on learning new exercises and don't know the weights or reps. I don't even know how to describe some of the exercises we did so I won't try.

 

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Tell him hi from me. Have a great workouts this week.........I'll get back to you about this weekend.

 

I'm wrecked from my leg workout, moving for 12-hours yesterday, etc.

 

Lots of work to do too, but I'll check in. I enjoy training together, even if you make fun of my pants!

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Friday was the last session with my trainer. I'll miss him, especially for his bodybuilding insights.

 

Chest

 

Barbell Incline Bench

45 x 15

65 x 12

65 x 10

70 x 8

45 x 6

 

Barbell Flat Bench

65 x 12

75 x 10

85 x 8

100 x 3

 

Flat Bench Flys

15 x 15

20 x 12

20 x 12

20 x 10

 

Dips - seated dip machine

I didn't pay attention to the weight. This is not a pretty exercise and I probably wouldn't do it on my own.

 

Abs

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Sorry to hear it is over! But take what you learned, apply what makes the most sense and you'll be great.

 

Today I'm doing a massage for someone and should be done by 2PM or so and then I'm available to train. I don't remember what time you are available today.....sorry I spaced it.

 

I have the bright green pants too! I am still wrecked from my leg workout, but I could train something upper body.

 

I'll catch you later, gotta eat now.

 

Monday may be a day to train as well. We'll see how things workout.

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Yeah, great workout except that my abs were still sore from Friday. We need to do abs together one of these days. I was SO hungry when I left!

 

Back

 

Seated Rows

75 x 15

90 x 14

105 x 12

120 x 9

120 x 9

120 x 9

I don't always trust the weights when training on a different machine in a different gym. We'll see if I can row 120 in my own gym.

 

T-Bar Row

50 x 13

60 x 10

75 x 8

75 x 7

 

Lat Pulldowns with Palms Parallel

75 x 15

90 x 12

105 x 9

105 x 8

 

Straight Arm Pulldowns

40 x 14

50 x 8

50 x 10

50 x 8

 

One Arm Row

45 x 10

50 x 7

50 x 7

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You are too strong. Starting to get scared you may catch up.

 

I thought about that during the workout...I was thinking DV was going to pass up a bunch of the men on the forum in lifts. Sometimes we use the same weight as well.

 

We both had solid workouts, and both lifted heavier in the same exercises than we did last week for back.

 

Watch out.....DV will catch you and own you!

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Oh, I like that "catch you and own you." I'm going to use that one. I think I'll go into the office and tell that to my hubby right now. He just laughed. I don't think he's frightened yet. Although he did tell one of my friends that when he hears my weights, he lifts the same amount the next time he's in the gym just to make sure I'm not catching up on him.

 

Yeah, I'm getting stronger and hope it continues for some time. I have no idea what my potential is but it's so much fun lifting heavy. It's sort of addicting in a way and it's keeping me from trying to lose any more fat right now. The thought of getting weaker is just so upsetting.

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Barbell Flat Bench

65 x 12

75 x 10

85 x 8

100 x 3

 

The thought of getting weaker is just so upsetting.

 

There is nothing more admirable than seeing the women lifters in the gym not only using barbells to train but actually adding weights!

 

I used to have to force females i'd train to even lift dumbells for presses. 100lbs is a 25lber and a 2.5lber on each side. That is truly impressive. I bow down to your awesomeness...

 

Spoken like a true champ who knows only one thing, to succeed. I love it!

 

I pulled up your blog for some motivation bf i went to the gym to hit up some weights and of course, as usual, I was not disappointed. You rock!

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