Just myselfOriginally Posted by bmftisftw
DAY 25: BARBARIC BACK & BICEPS
Had my alarm set for 1PM. Was startled out of a dream as my alarm went off. The dream I had was quite crazy and I'm not sure why I was dreaming about it. I was in a gym. But it was a very strange gym. It was like a big warehouse, yet half of it was outside. There were no windows or doors to the outside... it was just like you could walk right out. Like half the building was missing or something. The outside was a beach area with weights. And who were my lifting partners? None other than Ronnie Coleman, Kai Greene, and Jay Cutler. It was the STRANGEST dream I've ever had, especially considering this is the first dream I've been able to recall actually having in MONTHS. Jay was helping me on the leg extension. But the entire machine, weight stack and all, was out of position. So while I was sitting on the machine I told Jay it was crooked. So he just moved the whole thing, including me sitting on it, to a proper positon. And then I woke up.
WTF. Was I ready to get in the gym or what? All I had on my minds was lifting weights. I woke up and knew I was in for something special. Popped my . Played a game on the computer for awhile. Half hour later I was out the door. Finally stopped at WalMart and bought me some calf-high socks to protect my shins. GOOD THING I BOUGHT THEM.
Pain is just weakness leaving the body.
DEADLIFT: 135x12 185x10(+2) 225x10(+2) 275x8(+2) 315x5(+2) Not necessarily PRs, but I am deadlifting with correct form now and the weight and reps are starting to get back to where they were when I was just deadlifting with only my back ! (410x1 is my goal for the future ATM)
KNEELING UNDERHAND GRIP PULLDOWNS: 30x10,10,10,10 Under weight by 5lbs compared to last week but I wasn't using a machine at all this time I was using a... well I'm not sure what you would call it. A pulley station? Anyway this 30lbs felt heavier than last week's 35lbs lol.
ONE ARM DB ROWS: 45x10 40x12 35x15 70x6 That is the most weight I've ever one-arm rowed before. Came out of nowhere.
CLOSE GRIP SEATED ROW: 70x10,10,10,10
BENT OVER ROW: 135x10 felt good but I was moving to fast and not getting a squeeze I wanted so I moved down 105x8,8,8 BOOYAH! Good stretch/pause+squeeze with each rep.
NEUTRAL GRIP CHIN UPS: BWx5,4,3 now this may seem ridiculous I did little reps. Technically they aren't chin ups. They are sternum-ups. And they are controlled movements. Not some fast Crossfit BS. And at the top of the rep I would squeeze my lats with all my might and slowly lower myself back down and stretch out all the way. But I wasn't done putting the FIRE in those lats just yet.
NEUTRAL GRIP HANGING LAT SHRUG: BWx25,20,18,20 oh lord did that hurt!
DIP STATION LOCKED ARM LAT SHRUG: BWx15,12 hurt even more (in a good way!)! Next week I'm going to start alternating the lat shrug movements because doing them back to back is too much. Felt great though.
HAMMER CURL: 40x8,8,8,8
INCLINE DB CURL: 20x10,10,10,10 the pump I got from this was RIDICULOUS. And I'm not using or anything. It hurt to put my phone to my ear to call my wife when I was done.
Straight up roasted my lats and biceps today. I felt enormous when I walked out of the gym. The pumps i had going everywhere felt fantastic. Finally know what Arnold was talkin' about in PUMPING IRON the pumps were that good. Can't wait to run this again next week. I think I'll eliminate/alternate on of the rows, either one-arm or seated, because I feel like its overtraining. I was surprised the 70lbs DB came up so easily... moreso for the right hand than then left (I'm right handed so that makes sense). Glad to see deadlift finally moving up. Next week its time to see where my 1MR exists. Will attempt 350x1 and go from there. Should be fun !
Chest/Tris tomorrow. Can't wait to see what else I will bust a PR in !
Wow, lot of details here. Great job logging DJ. Feels like I am reading a story. Very interesting and easy to follow.Originally Posted by DJBeanPole
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This , good job man you fukcin killed it todayOriginally Posted by fumoney
LOL, your stuff is good !!!Originally Posted by DJBeanPole
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This is the only guy who goes to the gym that I have seen anyway, and leave bloody. Hey you should have seen the other guy. Other guy meaning the barbells, dumbbell and anything else DJ gets his mitts on.Originally Posted by packers6211
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DAY 26: RESISTFUL REST
Unplanned rest day today. Meant to do chest/tris. Day shift was extremely shorthanded and had a bad patient coming from OR that was going to need a dedicated respiratory therapist and the supervisor begged me to come in early... so I obliged. Came in at 3PM instead of my usual 7PM... at least I can leave at 3AM to go home but they keep pushing me to stay for a full 16 hours and leave when I usually would at 7AM!!! We'll see how I feel... I only got 4 hours of sleep which has me kinda disgruntled because I didn't give my body enough "repair time" from lifting yesterday. So who knows if I'll knock out the 16 or just stay for the usual 12. Got my MIO Energy with me just in case and have a Dexaprine v2 stashed away in case I need it. No cardio or nothin'. Just slept, woke up, ate, left for work. But that has its benefits.
I wanted to space chest/tris and back/bis away from each other. And I wanted back/bis to be spaced away from legs. So now the rotation is shaken up and it'll be this:
Day 1: Chest/Tris
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Shoulders
Day 5: Back/Bis
Day 6: Pummel the wife's va... wait, wha?
Day 7: Repeat
You'll kill it I know you will bro
I love when people mire my Deadlifts!!!! For real manOriginally Posted by DJBeanPole
I Love when people have that look on their face the :0Originally Posted by DJBeanPole
Ha ha ha.Originally Posted by DJBeanPole