UHCougar05's Training Log: I make Glen look tall
- 05-25-2006, 07:56 PM
UHCougar05's Training Log: I make Glen look tall
Well, since all the popular kids are doing it, I figured I put my training log up here too. As the title suggests, I do make Glen look tall, here are my measurements as of the 20th:
History: I competed in High School powerlifting all 4 years and was a regional qualifier my Senior. I've been training off and on since I was 14 (I'm now 23). Previous bests are:
Full Equipment: Squat-520, Bench-300, Dead-520.
Belt only: ME Goodmornings: 495x3, 505x1 (This was about 8-9 months ago). Now I'm training for both strength and shape.
I don't plan on competing any time soon, although strongman competitons are a goal of mine. Right now I'm trying to get my strength back up again after a layoff. Here's the log so far, it's almost identical to Glen's program except that I changed the reps up for legs (and next time I'll probably hit lower reps for legs). Anyway, enough of my rambling, here's my first two days (I lift MWF):
135 x8 (WU)
Shoulder Press (Seated)
Seated Calf Raises
- 05-26-2006, 11:30 PM
Now I steal a page from Beelze's book... It was a good night:
205x10 Rest Pause at 8
135x12 Rest Pause at 10
165x12 Rest Pause at 10
Close Grip Incline
BB Shoulder Press
Had my 3 servings of Xtend before and during and it was all good. :bb:
- 05-27-2006, 09:20 AM
stole my workout, you son of a.........
5'6" eh? i've been concentrating my leprechaun comments in the wrong area. you've just ****ed yourself buddy
05-27-2006, 09:32 AM
5'6" !! <BPMartyr looks himself up and down and begins to frollick, yes frollick whilst singing:>
"I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity
Any Gnome who isn't me tonight.
I feel charming,
Oh, so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel!
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe I'm real.
See the pretty Gnome in that mirror there:
Who can that attractive Gnome be?
Such a pretty face,
Such a pretty dress, (or leotard)
Such a pretty smile,
Such a pretty me!
I feel stunning
Feel like running and dancing for joy,
For I'm loved
By a pretty wonderful Beelz! (and UBi)
05-27-2006, 09:42 AM
So at that height do you get the 3 lights for squats as soon as you put the bar on your back?
05-27-2006, 11:54 AM
05-27-2006, 01:04 PM
I don't think he's tall enough for the Tilt-O-Whirl or any other rides at the carnival.
05-27-2006, 11:57 PM
Nah I only have to squat about 4" (which is basically ATG )Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
Beelze, I'm surprised the midget comments hadn't come sooner after my log for DS you guys knew how tall I was (or wasn't as the case may be )
Jmh, I don't like the Tilt-O-Whirl anyway, so
05-28-2006, 12:49 AM
I figured if I gave you more ammo you wouldn't mind me "borrowing" your DC routine.Originally Posted by Beelzebub
05-28-2006, 01:46 AM
05-28-2006, 10:42 AM
05-28-2006, 03:53 PM
steal away brutha. hope it works out for ya like it did for me. :dl:Originally Posted by UHCougar05
05-30-2006, 11:19 PM
Here was the lifting for tonight:
Leg day, my favorite (for obvious reasons) :squat:
I felt really strong tonight and I probably could have done more on squats but I don't have a good belt that fits at the moment (I have one, but it's a bit too small). I might pick up an Inzer 10mm lever belt next payday. Other than that, it was a good night)
05-31-2006, 08:34 AM
get the 13mm if you get one. might as well spend the extra 10-15 bucks and have one that'll never fail, more support anyway.
05-31-2006, 09:10 AM
Mechanical advantageOriginally Posted by Beelzebub
05-31-2006, 10:59 AM
Will be watching.. and bump on the nice squats. :squat:
05-31-2006, 11:25 AM
Thank ya sir. Good luck with hitting 405. From the looks of your log you are most definitely getting there. Now all I have to do is get my bench caught up with my squat a bit and I should be good (Easier said than done )Originally Posted by Poobah
05-31-2006, 10:13 PM
Since I missed the gym on Monday, I figured I'd move my upper body forward a day to keep on the MWF split (sorta ). Here's the numbers:
235x4 (Haven't Benched this much in a while )
Close Grip Bench
Rotator Cuff Work
06-02-2006, 11:08 PM
Tonight was a good night, Leg day.
Tonight was a very good night. I got to see something I miss...seeing a barbell bend across your back as if it was made of rubber. 455 seemed really light across my back and I got 4 reps easy, I probably could have gotten 5 or 6, but I didn't really want to push it. I need to find my Chuck Taylor's so I can get my form down (it sucks squatting in cross trainers ) I need to get my lever belt too. All in all, I can't complain.
Also, beginning next week (actually this sunday) I'll be lifting on a 4 day split (M,W,F,Sun ala Westside). I think I'm going to split my workouts between ME style training and repetition method training. I'll probably do this for a few weeks and play it by ear to see how things go.
I attribute my strength gain to muscle memory and Phera-Plex. So I've had some "help", but I'm also thinking about competing in PL again, so I need all the help I can get (I'm still about 8-12 months away from competing again.).
06-04-2006, 10:23 PM
Tonight was another good night, did upper body.
265x2 (PR )
Rear Delt Raises
It was a good night. The first rep of 265 went up easy and I struggled about halfway through the second. I tried to get my bench form down (arch, correct path, etc.). I'm most likely going to change my program next week like I said. I'll probably keep doing squats on leg day until I get my belt (hopefully sometimes next week) and then I'll start doing GMs and other exercises. I think I've gone as far as I can on bench, so I'm probably going to do inclines on ME bench day and then dynamic bench the other day. They don't have a box to squat on, so I might have to finagle something up to do DE box squats. We'll see how it goes.
06-05-2006, 11:34 PM
Leg day tonight, I took it easy to save my strength for friday's ME squat day.
I had to quit a bit early because my hips were killing me. I guess I moved my stance out too wide too soon and I paid for it. I'm going to be doing some PNF Stretches for my hips over the next few days to loosen up before Friday. Anyone have any suggestions to improve hip flexibility? Beelze? Kop?
06-06-2006, 08:39 AM
move your stance out smaller and slower, no big adjustments. JMO.
06-06-2006, 08:58 AM
That's kind of what I figured. Adaptation is really the only way to get the hip flexibility I need. Thanks Beelze.Originally Posted by Beelzebub
06-06-2006, 09:00 AM
Nice squating man..
I just moved my stance out wide for the first time... After months of preparing (lots of hip work). And holy hell did I ever kick ass out there. Wide rulez.. I'm never going back.
maybe work some abductor/adductor and ghrs, to strengthen your hips?
06-06-2006, 09:21 AM
06-06-2006, 09:23 AM
i don't do any direct hip work. once i got to a 1RM of shoulder width, i took it back to 75% and started moving my feet out a little bit wider from week to week. now, my feet are touching the side of the rack and i'd like to go wider but it's just not feasible at the moment.
06-06-2006, 10:39 AM
I don't do any at the moment. I probably should, so that I can squat wide without my hips feeling like they're on fire. What would you suggest? We don't have a GHR at the gym I'm at, but I'm sure I could probably rig something up there on a slow night.Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
06-06-2006, 10:46 AM
you have a good girl/bad girl machine at your gym?
06-06-2006, 10:47 AM
aye, that we do.Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
06-06-2006, 10:49 AM
do this at the end of your squat workout(doesnt have to be in this specific order)
good girls x 25
bad girls x 25
06-06-2006, 10:51 AM
Gotcha, thanks for the tip sir.Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
06-06-2006, 10:51 AM
Originally Posted by UHCougar05
06-06-2006, 11:01 AM
lol.. I'm a perticularly strong bad girl.. If I close my legs you ain't opening them.
06-06-2006, 11:04 AM
You made the people at work stare at me and wonder what in the world I was laughing at. Thanks Poobah, I needed that.Originally Posted by Poobah
06-07-2006, 12:08 PM
Well, it looks as if yours truly will have to put heavy leg days on hiatus for a bit.
I told my girlfriend (anatomy major) that I was having hip pain when I squatted and not sure why. I assumed it was widening my stance too fast. When she saw me squat she found the problem, my right side turned in when I was squatting, placing more strain on my right hip than my left hip.
This was due to an injury I received in high school (grade II MCL sprain) and my leg never healed right. Therefore, I began to favor that leg and to balance I put more of the strain on my other leg. Fast forward to now and I can see where the pain comes from. I'm probably going to see either the chiro or a massage therapist for myofascial release and some strengthening exercises. I'm putting more of the focus on building up the strength in my left leg to match that of the right.
Therefore, much of my leg days from hear on out until I feel comfortable will be mostly unilateral work trying to bring up the other leg and probably bar squats, just to stay comfortable with the bar on my back. On the bright side, this gives me more time to focus on my upper body and bring my bench up to par.
Sorry to ramble on, but that's where I'm at right now. I think it sucks, but if it helps me in the long run powerlifting, then I'll do whatever it takes.
Last edited by UHCougar05; 06-07-2006 at 12:09 PM. Reason: Making it easier to read
06-07-2006, 04:37 PM
at least you caught it before something serious happened.
06-07-2006, 04:56 PM
Yeah, I thought so too. I'm glad she caught that because I'd like everything to be working like it should before I go any heavier. I told myself that I see how much I could squat using more of my right leg, but think of how much more I could do if both legs were sharing the load (basically to convince myself that the rehab work is necessary and not be tempted to go heavy for a while.)Originally Posted by Beelzebub
Plus if I could avoid hip problems that would be a plus too
06-10-2006, 02:45 AM
And back to the gym I go. Today was ME bench day and it was a good day.
245x2 (No way I was getting the third )
Dip Machine (my shoulders don't like suspended dips)
Good Girl Machine x25
Bad Girl Machine x25
Single Leg Curl (Left only)
It was a good night. I know that my triceps are my weak point, so I'm trying to hammer those. I ordered some mini flex bands so I can do extra hip, tricep, and shoulder work at the house (and the occasional DE bench day )
Oh and I bought my 13mm lever belt from Inzer today. Hopefully it will be here some time next week (the site said shipping from Longview to my house in only one day)
06-13-2006, 01:59 PM
Well, I just found out that my lever belt was delivered this afternoon, so I've decided to break it in tonight on my ME leg day with some heavy GMs :good:
Now I'm just waiting on my order from EFS. I ended up buying a the workout template book so I could have a bit more structure to my workouts from week to week and it gives me a base to start from. So things should be good. I'll give a report on the workout when I come back from the gym tonight.
06-13-2006, 10:42 PM
Tonight was ME Leg night and it was a good night.
Arched Back Good Mornings
385x3 (2 arched, 1 rounded)
4 plates x10
4 plates x10
4 plates x10 (Left leg only)
4 plates x10 (Left Leg only)
Good Girl Machine
Bad Girl Machine
It was a good night like I said, my GM is getting back to where is was and my hips seem to be a bit better off. I'm taking 4-6g of Cissus as well to see if it will help my tendonitis in my elbows, along with my knees and hips.
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