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  1. Monday January 7, 2008: Wide Stance BB Squats (to parallel): 8 x 135lbs (warm-up set) Wide Stance BB Squats (to parallel): 5x6 with 205lbs (only 5 reps on 5th set) DB Lunges: 5x6 with 55lb DBs Seated Leg Extension Machine: 5x6 with 140,140,140,140,150lbs Seated Ham Curl Machine: 5x6 with 255,255,255,255,270lbs (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 3-5 minutes rest before beginning again) BB Deadlift: 8 x 135 (warm-up set) BB Deadlift: 5x6 with 225,205,205,205,185lbs Lying Ham Curl Machine: 5x6 with 130,140,130,130,130lbs Standing Calf Machine: 5x15 with 120,130,130,130,130lbs One Leg Calf Raises: Bodyweight x 10,10,10,6,6 reps (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 2-3 minutes rest before beginning again) My gym was pretty busy tonite, but everyone seemed more interested in bench pressing and doing curls than squatting. Nobody was waiting for me to finish with the rack, which is unusual. It was actually empty for 20 minutes after I was done! My knee still hurt a little bit today, but I decided to give it a go anyways. The Wide Stance Squats weren't bothering it, and I managed 205lbs for all sets. I'm really getting the hang of the wide stance now, my knees didn't even come close to wavering tonite. I hit some new numbers on the Ham Curl and Leg Extension Machines. Decided to try BB Deadlifts tonite, instead of doing DB squats in my second superset. I've done Straight-Leg Deadlifts for some time now, and 185lbs is my working weight for reps on that exercise, but I've NEVER done regular deadlifts before. It was a little difficult to get my foot width and grip width sorted out. Maybe this is because I'm kinda tall, with long limbs (6'2"). What ended up feeling most comfortable was a wide stance and wide grip. I think I will start working on this exercise, because 225lbs is pretty lame considering I can squat that much for reps. I guess my back was already pretty rocked from the first 5 sets of squats, but still.... 140lbs is another PR on the Lying Ham Curl Machine, and I think sets of 15x130lbs on the Standing Calf Machine is a PR as well. Workout took 65 minutes to complete, including warm-up sets. This wraps up this 6-week cycle, and I am very happy with my progress. My weight has been hovering around 212.0-213.5lbs for the past week. I still haven't decided on a new program... I guess I'll figure it out tomorrow. Many of the workout splits I see have you taking 2-3 days off each week, but I really like lifting 6 days a week, and hitting each body part twice a week. Whatever it is, it's going to include regular deadlifts at least once a week. -Chris
  2. Welcome to the forums, David! -Chris
  3. What he said. Add some Nayonaise, or Avocado, or Pesto... Makes for good sandwiches. And welcome to the forums! -Chris
  4. Sunday January 6, 2008: Incline DB Curls: 5x6 with 45,50,50,50,45 (only 5 reps on 4th set) <<< Tricep Cable Pushdown: 5x6 with 80,90,90,90,90lbs Hammer Curls: 5x6 with 35,35,35,40,40lb DBs Overhead DB Tricep Extension: 5x6 with 70lb DB (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 1-2 minutes rest before beginning again) One Arm Preacher Curls: 5x6 with 30,35,35,30,30lb DB Close Grip DB Press (palms-in): 5x6 with 70lb DBs Seated Overhead BB Press: 5x6 with 115lbs Upright Rows: 5x6 with 80,80,80,80,85lbs (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 1 minute rest before beginning again) Personal Records tonite for six of eight exercises!!! Went to the gym really late again, hoping it would be empty, and it was. I had to share a 30lb DB for some of my preacher curls, but other than that there was nobody to slow me down. I wasn't very motivated, but once I started working out that all changed. Maybe it was those 50lb dumbbells on the incline curls... I was like "holy crap, I'm actually doing this!!!" I was working on my form on the Seated Overhead Barbbell Press, so I didn't go quite as heavy tonite (may have been arching my back too much when lifting 135lbs last time). Completed my 40 working sets in 43 minutes. I still had energy when I was done lifting, so I did some crunches and leg raises. I've only worked my abs 2-3 times in the past month... The soreness in my knee is almost gone, so I should be able to hit legs tomorrow as planned. I still haven't decided on what program I'm going to switch to this week. I'm torn, because I'm getting such great results with this one, yet I'm bored out of my mind and it's adversely affecting my motivation. As I type this I am realizing that my biceps are seriously rocked... -Chris
  5. Warlock - I can only assume that's the blood of some non-vegan adversary he's covered with. There's just something kinda cool about that... -Chris
  6. Welcome to the forums, Dean Blas! -Chris
  7. That's impressive... Looking forward to the interview, Robert!!!
  8. Saturday January 5, 2008: DB Flat Press: 65lb DBs x 8 reps (warm-up set) DB Flat Press: 5x6 with 85,85,90,90,90lb DBs One Arm DB Row: 5x6 with 100lb DB Incline Press (Palms-In): 5x6 with 75lb DBs T-bar Pulley Row: 5x6 with 160lbs (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 3-5 minutes rest before beginning again) Wide Grip Pullup: 5 sets - 6,6,5,5,4 reps Incline Cable Crossovers: 5x6 with 50,60,60,60,60lbs Incline Bench Reverse Fly: 5x6 with 25lb DBs Donkey Calf Raise Machine: 210lbs x 10,10,10,9,8 reps (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 1 minute rest before beginning again) Went to the gym pretty late, so it was empty. Like last week, I was able to have an incline and flat bench, right next to each other, all to myself. I'm really happy with my numbers on the DB Flat Press and One Arm Rows tonite. I can totally see Flat Pressing 100lb DBs on the horizon in a month or two if I continue to progress like this... I usually alternate between Reverse DB Flys and Seated Rear Delt Machine, but for the last few workouts there has ALWAYS been someone working on the machine. Having to work in with someone else would really slow my pace (machine was set up for regular flys not rear delt) so I've just been doing the DB Reverse Flys. I think this may have been a good thing, because I'm really starting to find the groove on these... I had really nice contractions tonite, and there was no doubt as to what was being stimulated. I was on a mission to beat my last time for this workout, while also lifting heavier and doing more reps on some excercises... I beat my last time my 3 minutes, completing tonight's workout in 47 minutes total. This was my last chest/back day in this 6-week cycle and I am pleased with my progress. My legs are totally rocked from yesterday. I have a little soreness in my left knee, but it doesn't seem serious. I'm sure it will be better by Monday when I'm planning on hitting legs again. -Chris
  9. That's hilarious Richard! The pitchfork in the head is awesome... -Chris
  10. Bravo in the UK and Spike in the US. You can also find most of the fights online if you do some poking around. -Chris
  11. Friday January 4, 2008: BB Squats (to parallel): 135lbs x 8 reps (warm-up set) BB Squats (to parallel): 5x6 with 225lbs (only 5 reps on last set) Lying Ham Curl Machine: 5x6 with 120,120,120,120,130lbs Straight-Leg Deadlift: 5x6 with 185lbs DB Lunges: 5x6 with 55lb DBs (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 3-5 minutes rest before beginning again) Plate Loaded Leg Press: 5x6 with 410,430,430,430,430lbs One Leg Standing Ham Curl Machine: 5x6 with 60,65,65,60,60lbs Seated Calf Press Machine: 400lbs x 25,23,20,20,18 reps Standing One Leg Calf Raise: 5x6 with bodyweight (These were superset by performing exercises 1-4 with NO REST between exercises, then 1 minute rest before beginning again) Managed to lift 225lbs on all five sets of BB Squats which was nice. That first set is by far my most dreaded superset... the combination of Squats, Stiff-Leg Deadlifts, and Lunges is brutal. I feel like I'm on vacation while I'm doing the lying ham curls! I hit some new numbers on the Plate Loaded Leg Press and One-Leg Standing Ham Curl machine tonite. I'm pretty sure 25 reps with 400lbs on the calf machine is a PR as well. Workout took 60 minutes total (including one warm-up set of squats). -Chris
  12. Welcome to the forums, GRR! -Chris
  13. I'm the same way, but I did recently set some new goals, and it does just happen to be the new year, so I'll give it a go... 1. Squat 315 for reps. On the one hand I'm like "oh that's impossibly heavy", but on the other hand, that's only adding 7.5lbs a month.... 2. Eat more vegetables. I've been eating a lot more whole foods since I've been coming to this board. Seeing other people eat really healthy inspires me to do the same. -Chris
  14. Wednesday January 2, 2008: Seated DB Curls: 5x6 with 45lb DBs Lying Tricep DB Extension: 5x6 with 35lb DBs Concentration Curls: 5x6 with 35lb DB Tricep Kickbacks: 5x6 with 30lb DB (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 1-2 minutes rest before beginning again) Reverse Grip EZ Bar Curls: 5x6 with 75,80,80,80,80lbs Dips (tricep emphasis): 5x15 with bodyweight Seated BB Overhead Press: 5x6 with 95,115,135,135(5 reps),115lbs DB Lateral Raises: 5x6 with 30lb DBs (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 1 minute rest before beginning again) Insanely fast workout tonite! 42 minutes total to complete 40 working sets!!! Bicep and Tricep work definitely wasn't easy at this pace, but most of these weights are new PBs as of a couple weeks ago. I consider the real improvement to be the fact that I managed the same or better weights and volume as last week in only 76% the time. I had some PBs on the second superset; I moved up to 80lbs for the Reverse Grip EZ Bar curls, and I also did two sets of Seated BB Overhead Presses with 135lbs!!! I haven't done this excercise in at least two months, and my previous PB was only 95lbs for reps. For those two months I've just been doing Seated DB Overhead Presses and Standing BB Overhead Presses. I was extremely surprised when I did the first set at 95lbs and it seemed SO LIGHT!!! Only four more workouts until I am done with this workout cycle. Of course two of those days are LEG DAYS... I'm thinking about switching to a different program starting next week. I've been on this current progression for two consecutive 6-week cycles, and I'm starting to get a little bored. There are so many interesting programs out there, it will be hard to choose one. I guess I've got a few days to figure it out. -Chris
  15. Zeitgeist is a totally cool movie! I ordered a couple copies of the DVDs a couple months back after I first saw it online... I am constantly trying to lend them to people.
  16. Tuesday January 1, 2008: Incline DB Press: 65 x 8 reps (warm-up set) Incline DB Press: 5x6 with 80lb DBs One Arm Row: 5x6 with 90,90,90,90,100lb DB <<< Flat DB Press: 5x6 with 85,85,85(5 reps),85(4 reps),80lb DBs DB Pullovers: 5x6 with 60lb DB (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 3-5 minutes rest before beginning again) Wide Grip Pullups: Bodyweight x 5,5,5,5,4 reps Incline DB Fly: 5x6 with 50lb DBs Incline Bench Reverse Fly: 5x6 with 25lb DBs Seated Plate Loaded Calf Press: 135lbs x 15,15,15,12,15 reps (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 1 minute rest before beginning again) I couldn't make it to the gym yesterday before they closed, so I had yet another day off. Should be back on track now that the holidays are over. My gym was super dead, so I didn't have anyone competing for space/benches/DBs/etc... After collecting all the DBs necessary for my first superset and setting them up around the benches I was going to be working on, it struck me that I am playing with some heavy ass dumbbells these days. (for me anyways ) The One-Arm Row with 100lb DB is a personal best. Did six reps with really nice controlled form and pause at top. Other than that, I didn't really lift super heavy today, but I did tear through the workout really fast. 40 working sets completed in 48 minutes!!! -Chris
  17. Sunday December 30, 2007: Wide Stance BB Squats (just below parallel): 8x135lbs (warm-up set) Wide Stance BB Squats (just below parallel): 5x6 with 185,205,205,205,205lbs DB Lunges: 5x6 with 55lb DBs Seated Leg Extension Machine: 5x6 with 130,130,130,130,140lbs Seated Ham Curl Machine: 5x6 with 240,240,240,240,255lbs (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 3-5 minutes rest before beginning again) DB Squats (to parallel): 5x6 with 100,105,110,115,115lb DBs <<< Leg Extension Machine (different machine): 5x6 with 240lbs Donkey Calf Raise Machine: 210lbs for 10,10,10,10,8 reps Standing Calf Raise Machine: 120lbs for 12,10,10,10,12 reps (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 3-4 minutes rest before beginning again) My lower back felt really weird (in a bad way) yesterday... All day I was debating whether to postpone my leg workout, or just substitute hack squats and leg press for the squats I had planned. I decided to wait a day so I could do real squats! Went as wide as I've ever gone on the Wide-Stance "Ballet" Squats. I'm getting pretty deep too... I'm pretty sure the top of my quads were about 1" below the top of my knees for every rep. (I don't have a spotter, and that is my best estimate from what I could see in the mirror ). I never really felt comfortable with these in the past. The narrow stance squat always felt much more natural for me. Tonight, I was starting to find a groove that worked for me with the wide-stance. My inner quads definitely feel the difference. Hit some new numbers on the leg-extension and ham-curl machines. Probably could have done the higher weight for all sets, but I would have had to increase my rest period even longer, which I didn't want to do. So tonight I figured out that my gym does in fact have DBs in 5lb increments up to 120lbs... They're just missing the 95lb DBs, which threw me off. With this knowledge in hand, I decided to see how far I could go with the DB squats. I ended up doing 2 sets of 6 reps with 115lb DBs! My previous PB for this was 100lb DBs, and I just reached that last week. At 230lbs total, this is the most weight I've ever lifted for reps, for any free-weight excersise. This has got me thinking that I need to try regular deadlifts soon just to see how much I can lift. I wouldn't have to go nearly as far down before the plates hit the ground (as opposed to DB squats), so I'd probably be able to do 275-300lbs for reps. Hmmmm.... Workout took 60 minutes total, including warm-up set. Could have done it faster, but I would have had to drop some weights. -Chris
  18. Welcome to the forums, xMeXicoX! -Chris
  19. Josh, "Super-Intense" definitely sums it up. I would end up "overtraining" and eventually wind up injuring myself if I did this all the time. However, it does seem to work really well when I do it for 1/3 of my workout cycle. Friday December 28, 2007: Incline Curls: 5x6 with 45lb DBs Tricep Cable Pushdown: 5x6 with 80lbs Hammer Curls: 5x6 with 35lbs Overhead DB Extension: 5x6 with 70lb DB (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 1-2 minutes rest before beginning again) One Arm Preacher Curls: 5x6 with 30lb DB Close-Grip Palms-In Flat Press: 5x6 with 65lb DBs Standing Military Press: 5x6 with 95,105,105(5 reps),95,95(4 reps) Upright Rows: 5x6 with 80lbs (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 1-2 minutes rest before beginning again) The only excercise I upped the weight on was upright rows. Like last night, I kept the rest periods very short. Even though I've done these weights before, it only took about 75% as much time to complete the same amount of work when I did it tonite. I watched the clock throughout the workout to pace myself. Like last night, the whole workout took 50 minutes. This is typically the type of improvement I see in the last two weeks of this program. My weights don't go up, but I am able to complete the same amount of work in much less time. I really enjoy watching the looks on peoples faces as they watch me complete four excercises in the time it takes them to do one set. Tomorrow is another leg day. I'm thinking of experimenting with ATG squats instead of just going to parallel. I've never tried them before, and I'm interested to see how they feel. -Chris
  20. Thursday December 27, 2007: DB Flat Press: 8 reps with 65lb DBs (warm-up set) DB Flat Press: 5x6 with 85lb DBs One Arm DB Row: 5x6 with 90lb DB Incline DB Press (palms-in): 5x6 with 75lb DBs (only made 4 on last set) Close Grip Cable Row: 5x6 with 160lbs (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 1-2 minutes rest before beginning again) Wide Grip Cable Pulldown: 5x6 with 180lbs Cable Crossovers (various positions): 5x6 with 50,60,50,60,50lbs Incline Bench Reverse DB Fly: 5x6 with 25lbs Seated Plate Loaded Calf Press: 135lbs for 15,15,12,12,12 reps (These excercises were superset by performing excercises 1-4 with NO REST between excercises, the 1 minute rest before beginning again) I've been doing a lot of physical activity for the past couple days, so I did not have much energy for working out. Somehow made it to the gym last night, even though I was pretty tired. I played with my grip and arm angles a little bit on the flat and incline presses to try to get really intense contractions. My chest is a bit sore today which is nice. The DB rows with 90lbs are starting to feel a little light, even when practiced with controlled movement and pause at the top of each rep. I think I will try a 100lb DB next time I do those. I was working in with another guy on the cable crossover machine, and he kept changing the height (incline, decline, regular). I find myself varying my routine on the fly if necessary in order to keep up the pace of the supersets. I only needed an incline bench and flat bench to do my first superset, but the second one required four different stations, so I was running all over the place. I really worked hard to keep the rest periods between sets short. I completed 40 working sets in 50 minutes! I wasn't lifting incredibly heavy, but the intensity was definitely there...
  21. My gym closed early today and will be closed all day tomorrow, so I guess I'm taking two days off lifting. Looking at my log, it looks like I just went 8 days without a day off, so I guess it's probably a good thing. I ate some fried food today and I feel totally gross... Like I need to take a shower or something. -Chris
  22. Those are impressive lifts potter! I wish I would have started lifting when I was young like you did. I feel way behind the curve...
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