Team USPlabs Jimmy Robinson - Groundbreaking Off-season Log!
- 12-19-2010, 11:56 PM
- 12-19-2010, 11:58 PM
Here are 2 cold shots I took earlier today. Had my girlfriend take a quick shot of me from behind. Couldn't get a good enough one in the mirror on my own no matter how hard I tried. Spread out just a little on the back shot to show a little width <shrugs>
Figured I'd continue to share like I said I would.
Feel I'm still holding pretty lean at my weight and am most likely going to push daily cals soon. Everything seems to be running smoothly at this point and am sticking this offseason thus far just as planned! It's crazy to think things are just getting rolling too.
I can't wait to see where they go...Jimmy Robinson
12-20-2010, 12:30 AM
12-20-2010, 11:36 AM
5`8 and weighed 204.8 this morning. Always hold a little bit after a day of not working out so...tomorrow (since I'm working out today) I'll probably weigh in around 203ish.
Before I dieted down at the end of the summer for my previous show, I was peaked at roughly 215lbs, but a bit sloppy. Weight doesn't mean to much to me, but it allows me to use numbers and the mirror to gauge how fast or slow moves are being made and adjust accordingly.
12-20-2010, 06:04 PM
Oh how I love my breakfast and postworkout meals!!!
I'll be back with my workout update later tonight.
12-20-2010, 06:16 PM
12-20-2010, 09:13 PM
12-20-2010, 09:30 PM
No morning liss with Shoulder work being on tap for the day! My traps are still a little sore and I was going to do lower body work, but wanted to get Shoulders in today so I can get Chest in on time this week. I always like to try and give a good amount of time between Chest and Shoulder workouts.
Got into the gym and started up with my normal warmup routine
BB Military Press (still warming back up into this movement) - 2 warmup sets - 135lbs - 15reps 155lbs - 12reps 185lbs - 10reps (didn't want to gas out by doing more reps to save my strength for the heavier sets) 225lbs - 8reps on own to failure - 175lbs - 12reps
Bent over Rear DB Raise - 30lbs - 15reps 40lbs - 12reps than over to 2sets on cables - Top Rear Cable Cross 1arm at a time - 30lbs - 15reps 25lbs - 12reps
HS Military Press 1arm at a time - 90lbs (a side) - 12reps 115lbs - 8reps 135lbs - 8reps w/slight spot
Med Grip Upright Row - 100lbs - 15reps 110lbs - 15reps 60lbs - 8reps with a ridiculously slow movement to just burn the muscle out
Normally that second pressing movement wouldn't be in there, but lately I've been including a secondary just for some unilateral pressing work. Most of the time it would be a second rear delt movement but, I haven't hit that HS machine in forever and it never hurts to change things up a bit
Finished up with 15min of liss on the tread and shot out of there to get home and eat!!!
Looks like the Hammies are on call for tomorrow!
12-21-2010, 12:13 AM
Your a big ****ing guy bud! 225 of MP...Beast mode!!!!
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12-21-2010, 10:14 AM
wow 225 for military press is impressive sir.
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come 1 Tim 4:8
12-21-2010, 11:28 AM
hehe thanks guys!
Not sure yet, but I may work back a little in weight and start owning the reps on sets like 205lbs and 215lbs instead of making that big jump from 185lbs to 225lbs. Wasn't able to handle the 2plates like I used too, so I may just have to work my way back up slowly again!
I'm also maybe able to move a bit more weight on the BB because I tilt my head back a bit to recruit a bit of the upper chest and work into that clavicular area!
Thinking it might be time for some DB work next week! I miss trying to kick those heavy ass DB's all the way up!! Well...not really...
12-21-2010, 10:06 PM
No morning Liss today
Hammies were up to bat today...
Since the Hack machine (if to call it that...it's like a mini version) we have at my gym has been broken, I thought I would give the oldschool hack a shot!
BB Hack/Deadlift w/bar behind you - after 2 sets I realized I was just wasting my breath and wasn't feeling it like I want in my hams.
Seated Hamstring curl 1leg at a time - 4sets x20,20,15,13reps
Laying DB Curl - 35lbs - 15reps 45lbs - 13reps
Standing Cable Single Leg Curl - 3sets x30,25,25 varying rep tempos
Adductor machine - 3sets w/ a whole bunch of reps
SLDL w/DB's - 65lbs - 12reps 80lbs - 12reps 95lbs - 10reps 105lbs - 8reps - taking the descent very slow and controlled with DB's as close to my body as possible, really aiming for feeling that deep stretch in the hams
Finished up with 15min of liss on the tread and that was that! Off from the gym tomorrow with a strength day for Chest lined up for Thursday. Not sure if I'm going to go with a 5x5 workout or a Rest Pause DC type compound only movement to begin with.
12-23-2010, 04:01 AM
DB presses are AWESOME. I love doing them more than BB, especially on incline press. Also those are good curling numbers bud
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12-23-2010, 06:30 PM
Charged up and ready to roll for todays workout. Crushed a chest session not to long ago and still feeling nice and pumped! Flooded the muscle with tons of carbs and after I write this up...back to wrapping some presents!
No morning cardio and today was a DC type strength day for Chest.
Warmed up as usual with my everyday shoulder movements, then rolled into some dynamic and ballistic stretching to really warm the muscle up nicely. I always spend a decent amount of time stretching, but when it comes to a day where I'll be handling heavier than normal loads, I definitely spend more time than normal.
Smith Decline BB - all warmup sets leading up to 1 workset
135lbs - 12reps 185lbs - 9reps 225lbs - 6repsx3 - at this point my chest had a pretty good pump and everything felt nice and loosened up
345lbs - 5reps RP 4reps RP 3reps
After giving everything I had into that final set, I was fried and didn't have much left in the tank, but the show must go on
Low Incline DB - all done with a pause press style - 70lbs - 9reps 85lbs - 8reps 95lbs - 8reps w/a little spot at the end and stopped short of failure
Weighted Machine Dips - 170lbs - 13reps 230lbs - 9reps 270lbs - 7reps stopped short of failure
Flat DB Fly - 55lbs - 8reps 65lbs - 7reps 75lbs - 5reps finishing on the neg
DB Pullover - 75lbs - 8reps taking it slow and deep to stretch everything out 105lbs - 6reps
Finished up with 15min of Liss on the tread and we now have another Chest session in the books!
Added 200cals to the diet yesterday and am going to keep a close eye on things. Going to keep the diet/gains at this pace and fine tune as needed as I keep moving upwards!
12-24-2010, 12:40 PM
Happy Holidays to everyone from the East Coast!
Thought I'd share just a few pics of NYC! Love how it's only a 30min train ride from me! I go a lot in the fall...anyways, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
12-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Back workout up to bat later!
Should be interesting...I'm going to do deads from the floor which I haven't done in forever!
12-24-2010, 02:38 PM
12-24-2010, 07:10 PM
12-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Got up this morning and hopped right on the tread for 15min of liss. Bumped my daily cals the other day, so I'll bring double sessions back in for a bit to help settle the additional cals in. I'll back off when I feel comfortable and that my body has adjusted to my liking.
Was looking forward to my back workout (well, I always look forward to every workout to be honest) today because I was going to be doing deads from the floor which I probably haven't done in a year or longer.
Between all of the prepping I've done for shows this past year and a half, I tend to lay off certain movements that won't make me want to collapse or heighten the risk of injury. Things like BB squats get replaced with incline press or smith squats and floor deads get replaced with rack deads.
Now that I finally have an actual off-season of more than several months, it's time to bring those big movements back in to help pack on some size!
Wide Grip pull ups - bodyweight - 12,10,10,9
DeadLifts - 135lbs - 8reps 225lbs - 8reps 315lbs - 8reps
I wouldn't normally empty some of the tank on these lighter sets (well what used to be light) and save it all for the bigger numbers, but I honestly had no clue what I was working with after all this time off from doing DL's
365lbs - 8reps and this is where I called it quits - included a pic because they're fun and interactive haha
Seated WideGrip Cable Row -140lbs - 12reps 180lbs - 12reps 220lbs - 8reps
DB Row - 100lbs - 9reps 110lbs - 8reps 120lbs - 6reps
Pulldowns to the front - I like these at the end sometimes to help stretch things out a bit and not have to worry about going heavy to get deep into the muscle - 120lbs - 12reps 160lbs - 8reps 140lbs - 10reps
DB Pullover - 75lbs - 8reps 90lbs - 10reps
Hit the abs with 4sets of hanging leg raises and 4sets of kneeling cable crunches. Finished things off with a second session of 15min of liss, and then was off to go fight all of this food!
It's was unfortunately my last day in the gym till Wednesday, "maybe" Tuesday. I'm leaving Sunday with some friends to upstate NY to go riding at WhiteFace mountain. I'll be sure to take plenty of pics and share when I get back!
12-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Wow! What a trip...60mph winds on the smaller peak, main peak closed because it was too dangerous! INSANE conditions out there. We were literally fighting through the wind just to walk to where we needed to get to by the top of the trails after the gondola lift let us off. I can't even explain the madness it was up there once we got off. They later closed ll of the lifts down and the mountain all together because it was just that bad.
Riding was ok because the conditions weren't the best. No sun, way below 0 with the wind chill and the winds were whipping snow everywhere. Couldn't see where you were going, so high up...the snow that was coming down was hail at that elevation, so the winds were whipping you with hail...felt like pellets! Crazy stuff...but all in all a great time! Didn't take too many pictures when up on the mountain because it was just that bad I didn't want to take my glove off to reach in my jacket to get the camera lol
What was crazy was the timing in which we planned this trip and had totally bailed on this huge blizzard that dropped in just as we left. To come home to a ridiculous blizzard in which the town did little in the way of clearing the side streets kind of sucked. I was a bit down about not getting to see the first real deal snowfall back home.
Back home and ready to blast it. I'll be gearing up for a session tomorrow! Stay tuned....
12-29-2010, 12:12 PM
Here are some shots from the trip.
Some of the ride in...it was like a winter wonderland over there.
The olympic center (Olympics were held here in Lake Placid I believe in 1932 and 1980) in one of the pictures, also the ski long jump which is that really high building.
Our little cabin that we all squeezed in and finally some of the mountain itself.
Didn't get any of us on the mountain unfortunately because like I said it was just waaaay to intense up on the mountain to worry about that!
12-29-2010, 12:13 PM
Then what I came back home to and as you can see, the pups are so tired from all the work they put in
12-30-2010, 10:42 AM
Yesterday was a 5x5 style chest workout. I say style because I’ll use that method on my first compound movement and then add in varying rep and set amounts after. Some of the reps may be a bit lower on this day and DC style day as I’m looking to also stimulate different fibers. So I take a valuable training style and customize it into a plan that fits perfectly for me.
I didn’t do any morning cardio because I want the body to readjust to the cals and working out on its own first since I’ve been out the last 4days. I will bring some morning sessions back in after the New Year kicks off! Yesterday’s workout looked something like this:
Decline BB - 3warmup sets followed by 4sets of 5reps, with the last set being able to squeeze 6reps out
• 135lbs - 15reps 145lbs - 15reps 185lbs - 10reps
• 255lbs - 5reps,5reps,5reps,5reps,6reps
Smith Incline Reverse/Under Grip - 1warmup set to get the feel and another set with an easier to handle weight just to make sure all was good.
• 45lbs on each side - 10reps 70lbs on each side - 10reps
• 90lbs on each side - 10reps 100lbs on each side - 10reps
Flat Fixed HS Press
• 220lbs - 10reps 235lbs - 8reps
• 250lbs - 6reps and finishing on the negative
Decline DB Fly
• 50lbs - 9reps
• 60lbs - 8reps
• 70lbs - 6reps finishing on the negative
Finished up with 15min of liss on the tread and that was it for the day!
12-30-2010, 12:03 PM
Good numbers bro! Keep up the good work
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12-31-2010, 11:33 AM
No morning cardio yesterday. Quads were on tap with a couple sets of Hams thrown in!
Warmed up with 5min on the bike to get the lower body moving and warmed up. Threw my knee sleeves on afterwards and made my way to the squat rack.
Normally I rip into no less than 15reps per set for legs and felt I wanted to change things up a bit this workout. On each exercise for quads, I did no less and no more than 10reps. Didn’t go heavier or anything, but just changed wanted to change the pace up a bit and also because I hit all pressing movements which I normally don’t do. So I didn’t want to bury myself from both ends…high reps and numerous pressing movements!
BB Squats - about 2warmup sets and 2-3work sets
• 135lbs - 10reps 185lbs - 10reps
• 225bs - 10reps 275lbs - 10reps 315lbs - 10reps
After that I was huffing wind so bad from not doing legs so often and just getting back into squats! I can’t believe I was so conditioned with squats I used to be able to hit 315lbs for 20reps with no problem! They were a key movement for me than and I hit them on a regular basis, so I was definitely more in tune.
Incline Leg Press
• 8 45plates a side - 10reps
• 10 45plates a side - 10reps
• 11 45plates a side - 10reps
Smith Front Squats
• 70lbs a side - 10reps
• 90lbs a side - 10reps
• 110lbs a side - 10reps
Seated Hamstring Curl
• 3sets with a fairly light weight, slow controlled reps and no less than 15reps
Stiff Leg Deads - went fairly light just to feel the stretch and compliment the pump from the hammy curls
• 50lbs - 10reps
• 55lbs - 10reps
No cardio afterwards and I just couldn’t wait to get out of there. It’s been a long time since I’ve hit legs with so many pressing movements in 1 workout and it really took a toll on me!
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