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    Its like having sex in a car crash!


    My old log can be seen here. I was using some USP Labs supplements which were really solid and they were really helping me regain some ground I have lost this past year very quickly. I finished with one of the best deadlift workouts I have had in ages. You can see it here:

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    12-11-06

    sleep- 9:30-5:50-like a baby, don't even think I rolled over once!
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    Breakfast- 1 serving rolled oats, protein shake

    snack- 1 apple w/ cheese

    lunch- 7oz salmon on wheat bread, 1 large salad- w spinach, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, avacado, and onion, 1 pear

    snack- 1/4 cup almonds and walnuts

    dinner- 6 oz ground sirloin hamburger on wheat bun w/ cheese and veggies, 1 cup baked sweet potatoe fries, 1 slice pineapple, coffee

    before bed- 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup yogurt
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    Walked 30 minutes at lunch break.
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    notes- slept awesome last night. I was going to lift this evening but decided to postpone in one more day because I am a sore puppy from the hillsprints and jumping yesterday. A little extra rest sure won't take my progress away.

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    12-12-06

    sleep- 10:00-5:50
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    Breakfast- 4 whole eggs w/ onions and peppers, 6oz ground sirloin, salsa, coffee, water

    snack- 1 apple w/2tbsp nat. PB

    lunch- 6oz ground sirloin burger on wheat bun, 1 large salad- w spinach, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, avacado, and onion, 1 pear

    snack- 1/4 cup almonds and walnuts

    dinner- 8oz baked turkey, 2 cups spinach, 1 slice fresh pineapple

    before bed- 1 glass of carb countdown
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    workout-
    Treadmill- 15 minute@3.2mph
    Squat Clean- 95x3x3, 135x15x1
    Push Press- 155x10x5
    Chinup- BWx10x4
    incline hammer curls- 30lbersx5x10
    tricep pushdowns- 5x10
    shoulder horn- 15lbersx1x15
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    note- Good workout. I am glad I waited an extra day, I needed the rest. this was a light workout all except the chinups. I did the push press and chinups alternating sets. I want to be able to do 10 sets of 5 reps before I start adding weight. The push presses were easy, and I plan to slowly bring the weight up here. I am in no rush. My shoulders are feeling good right now and I think the shoulder horn is helping big time. I think in time it would be cool to be able to hit 225x10x5 in the push press at a pretty face pace alternating with chinups. I stepped on the scale just a few minutes ago after eating all day and I weighed 201lbs. I want 165lbs. I want it. I would feel much better and be much healthier.
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    12-13-06

    sleep- 10:00-5:00
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    breakfast- 3 scrambled eggs w/ cheese and salsa, 6 oz ground sirloin, 1 cup rolled oats

    snack- 5gms Amino Acids

    Lunch- 6oz turkey, 1 large salad- w spinach, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, avacado, and onion, 1 apple

    snack- 5gms Amino Acids

    dinner- 8oz baked chicken, 2 cups brocolli w/cheese

    snack- 1/2cup blueberries, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup yogurt

    before bed- 1 glass of calorie countdown
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    Cardio- Treadmill- walk 30min @ 3.2mph
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    Woke up this morning without an alarm clock and just decided it was a good time to do some cardio and burn a few calories.
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    12-15-06

    sleep- 10:00-5:50
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    Pre-Breakfast- 5gms EAAs, 3gms CEE

    Breakfast- 1 cup rolled oats, 2 scoops of WPI

    snack- 5gms EAAs, 1/4 walnuts and almonds

    Lunch- 8oz chicken breast, 2 cups broccolli and cheese

    snack- 5gms EAAs, 1 apple w/nat. PB

    Dinner- 8oz ground sirloin, 1 cup sweet potatoe, 1 cup carrots and onions, 1 slice pineapple

    Pre Workout- 5gms BCAAs, 3gms CEE

    before bed- 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup yogurt
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    Workout-

    treadmill- 20mins@3mph

    Squats(+dbl minis, 44lbs of chain)-45x2x5, 95x3, 135x3, 185x1, 225x1, 275x1, 325x10x1

    Clean Pulls- 135x3, 185x3, 225x3, 275x10x1

    Sprint- 50yardsx5
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    Notes- Felt really, really good tonight. Super strong. The squats were brutal. 325lbs with doubled mini bands+ 2sets of chains(44lbs) felt heavy on my back. I really kept good form on all sets, nice and tight, really locked in. I am going to back off now as I consider this a peak. Next workout I am just going to work up and hit 325lbs straight weight for a simple single and no other assistance work. Everything else was really just an after thought after the squats but the pulls felt really good and balanced. The sprints were a gasser! Thanks for reading.
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    12-16-06

    sleep- 10:30-7:30
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    Pre Breakfast- 5gms EAAs

    Breakfast- 3 eggs scrambled w/cheese and salsa, 6 oz chicken breast, 1 cup rolled oats w/ apples

    snack- 5gms EAAs

    Lunch- Grilled Chicken sandwich, 1 side garden salad

    snack- 5gms EAAs

    Dinner- Taco Salad, multigrain chips w/salsa

    Snack- 5gms EAAs

    Before Bed- 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup yogurt
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    am cardio- Treadmill- Walk 40mins@3.2mph
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    Note- Ate out at Dairy Queen this afternoon with the family. I picked as healthy as I could. I was craving a large Reece Cup Blizzard but I passed. I am saving the cheat meal for tomorrow since its my little girls 1st birthday and I am going to bust my gut on the ice cream cake. I have done excellent this week and I look forward to some sweets.
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    12-17-06

    sleep- 11(something?)- 8:20
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    Its so bad I am not going to even list it. It was my little girls 1st birthday and I pigged out!
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    Workout:
    Treadmill- 15min@3.2mph
    Snatch- 95lbx15x1
    Close Grip Floor press- 225lbs+44lbs of chain- 15x1
    Cheat Curls- 120lbx3x5
    Band Pulls- mini-3x15
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    Note- This is the first time I have pushed any weight on the floor presses. These felt alright I suppose. I don't need to go any heavier for a little while on these. I would like to have alot more speed on these. 3-4 more workouts on them and I should be popping them up quite nicely. Each rep was paused for a 2 second count. The snatches were light but fast and on the money.
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    12-18-06

    sleep- 10:30-5:00
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    Breakfast- 3 eggs scambled w/salsa and cheese, 6oz ground sirloin, coffee

    snack- 10gms EAA

    Lunch- 10oz chicken breast, 1 larger spinach, cucumber, carrot, and tomatoe salad, 1 apple

    snack- 10gms EAA

    dinner- Grilled Chicken Fahjitas on low carb wraps, 1/2 apple

    before bed- 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup yogurt
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    Cardio- Treadmill 40mins@3.2mph
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    12-19-06

    sleep- 8:30-5:00
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    Breakfast- 3 whole eggs scrambled w/salsa and cheese, 6oz turkey Burger, 1 pear, coffee

    snack- 1/4 cup walnuts and almonds, 10gms BCAA

    Lunch- 6oz chicken breast, 1 larger spinach, cucumber, carrot, and tomatoe salad, 1 apple

    snack- 1 can sardines, 10gms BCAA

    Dinner- 8oz Pork tenderloin, 2 cups califlower, 2 slices pineapple

    post workout- 24oz 1% Chocolate milk w/ 1 scoop WPI

    before bed- 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup yogurt
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    AM cardio- Treadmill 30mins@3.2mph

    Lunch- Dynamic mobility/Stretch

    Workout(deload)
    Treadmill- 15 mins
    Deadlifts- 135x5, 185x3, 225x2, 275x1, 325x1, 365x1, 415x1, 455x1
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    Note- thats it! I need the deload for sure.
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    12-20-06

    sleep- 9:30-5:00
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    Breakfast- 3 eggs scambled w/mushrooms, slasa and cheese, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 orange

    snack- 1 tin of sardines, 5gms BCAA

    Lunch- 2 Pork tenderloins, 2 cups Brocolli w/cheese, 5gms BCAA

    Snack- 1/4 cup walnuts and almonds, 5gms BCAA

    Dinner- 8oz Ground Turkey(sloppy Joe) on wheat bun, 1/2 cup of baked sweet potatoe fries

    snack- 2 scoops WPI, 1 cup H&H

    before bed- 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup yogurt
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    AM cardio(fasted state)- 30 mins @ 3mph
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    Note- Nothing to note really, just trying to stay consistent and get enough protein in.
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    12-21-06

    sleep- 11:00-5:00
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    Breakfast- 2 eggs, 6oz Grassfed beef, 1 cup rolled oats, coffee

    snack- 1 tin of sardines, 5gms BCAA

    Lunch- 6oz Grassfed beef, 4 cups of veggies, 5gm BCAA

    snack- 1/4 cup walnuts and almonds, 5gm BCAA

    dinner- 8oz baked chicken breast, 2 cups salad, 1 wheat roll

    before bed- 2scoops WPI
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    am cardio- 30mins walk

    Workout:
    Treadmill- 12mins
    Cleans- 135x15x1
    Push Press- 95x5, 115x3, 145x1, 165x1, 185x1
    Chinups- BWx5, BW+12.5lbsx1, BW+25lbsx1, BW+50x1
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    Note: Thank goodness this was a scheduled light day. I had much aggrivation dealing with my brother this evening and it really had my mind a million miles away.
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    12-22-06

    sleep- 9:30-7:00
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    No need to list the trash I have eaten today, since i have been to two Christmas party/dinners, and I only eat twice at those gatherings.
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    am cardio- 30mins@3mph
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    12-24-06

    sleep- 9:30-7:00
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    diet- well it hasn't been good and won't be good until Tuesday.
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    Workout:

    Sled Drag- 5 trips with 150lb

    Vertical Jumps- 5x5

    Full Squat- 45x3x10, 95x5, 135x3, 185x1, 225x1, 275x1, 320x1
    370x1, 410x1, 430x1

    Partial Pin Squat- 430x3, 460x3, 510x1

    SLDL(for stretch)- 135x3x8
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    Note- Well haven't eat worth a dang the past two days. I don't expect it to be any better tomorrow either. Beside all that I had a really decent workout tonight. Haven't had that much weight on my back in a long time, actually several years I think. I sort of came to the conclusion that I can play with bands and chains and everything else uder the sun but when it comes down to it just plain old heavy weight on the bar used on the big movements has worked best for me in the past. Also I did a few sets of SLDLs for just some stretching purposes but this reminded me of something, I am and always have been weak in SLDL/RDL movements. When I deadlifted my alltime best of 510 I basically had just used SLDLs off a block. I think this may be the key lift for me to pull and squat big weights.
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    12-26-06

    Sleep- 10:30-5:20
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    Breakfast- 3 whole eggs, 5 oz chicken breast, 1 serving rolled oats, 1/2 grapefruit, coffee w 1tbsp H&H

    snack- 1 tin of sardines

    Lunch- 5oz chicken breast, 1 large salad(my usual), 1 apple

    snack- 1/4 cup almonds and walnuts

    dinner- homemeade chicken soup, 10 saltine crackers, 1 cup of 2%milk

    before bed- 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup yogurt
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    Workout

    Treadmill- 20mins
    Bench Press- singles paused up to 275x1
    Seated rows- 5 sets of 10
    band pushdowns- 3 sets of 15
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    note- thats it and it wouldn't great. My wrists, elbows, and shoulders didn't care for the bench presses. I just ain't in shape to do them yet. I'll get better hopefully.
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    12-27-06

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    Diet and Cardio Journal
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    Note- I won't be logging my food and cardio in my log anymore. I am doing it all on the Fitday website. I think its going to be a very good tool for me in reaching my goals. I'll still log weight training sessions and other things here. I am taking the rest of the week off from all weight training. I am going to start a more abbreviated plan this coming week. Its going to be a 2 day per week WSB routine modified by IA. If things are going good I may add a 3rd workout in the form of upper back work only. I look forward to doing a 2 day per week as my joints haven't been the best this year and this will provide extra recovery so I can get back in better shape and health.
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    Sleep: not very good, seemed like I was up and down all last night drinking water, pissing, turning from side to side. Just didn't rest to good.

    Workout:

    Pulldown abs- 45lbx3x10
    Floor Press- 45x2x10, 95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 185x5, 205x5, 225x5, 245x3, 265x1
    Tricep ext- 85x3x8
    Dumbell press- 55lbsx4x8
    Lateral raise- 15lbsx4x8
    Shoulder Horn- 15x3x8

    Diet hasn't been quite as good as I would have liked but I was visiting family and what they had to eat didn't match my goals very well. Tomorrow will be much better because I will be home and have the food I need on hand.
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    nice journal, but wuz up with the sardines
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    01-04-07

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    Workout:

    Pulldown abs- 50lbx3x10

    Full Squats- 45x3x10, 95x2x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x3

    SLDL- 135x8, 225x8

    Pullthroughs- 60x4x8

    Prone Rows- 95x8, 115x4x8

    Sled drag- 50ydsx4 trips with 120lb sandbag on sled.

    Note- My legs didn't feel exactly strong tonight. Felt like it was struggle coming out of the rack with 135lbs! I have to accept that the low carbs and calories will do this along with the cardio. I did 2 really hard interval cardio session Monday and Tuesday and my legs were a little sore from it this evening. When I get my SLDL and Pull-throughs up, along with the rows, my deadlift and squats should slowly get stronger. Slow and steady will be this journeys motto.
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    01-07-07

    sleep- ~10pm-8:30
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    workout:

    Pulldown abs- 60lbsx3x12

    CGBP(2 sec pause each rep)-45x3x10, 95x2x5, 135x2x5, 185x5, 225x5, 245x3

    Seated Row- 6x12-(no idea of the weight, my father and I went back and forth throwing plates on- it was just tough work)

    Tricep ext- 95x3x8

    Dumbell Press- 55lbsx3x10, 1x6

    lateral raise- 20x3x8

    band pull aparts- mini- band- 3x10
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    Pretty pleased with the CGBPs. Yes, I am weak on them but they'll come back. All my joints felt great even with the pausing of the reps. This is a big, big plus for me. Things are on the way back up for me! Also my Dad has started training with me again so this is a big plus for me also. He is a dependable workout partner and works hard.
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    01-11-07

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    Workout:
    Pulldown abs- 60x3x10
    Deadlifts- 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x5, 405x3
    SSB Box Squat(10in box)- 265x8
    PullThroughs- 70lbx3x8
    Prone Rows- 45x2x15, 65x15, 95x5, 115x8, 165x3x8
    Sled drag- 50ydx4 trips- Heavy
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    Good workout. I could have pulled the 405x5 but I decided to just go 3 reps. Next deadlift session I will go 5 reps then add 10-20lbs and repeat the 3 rep and 5 rep progression. I have to remind myself slow and steady. Everything else was good all the way around, especially my rows. Plus having a good partner is already helping. One last thing, this 2 day per week schedule is exactly what I have been needing. It is stoking the fire in me that had dwindled to a spark. I should have been doing this the past year instead of being busted up and crying myself to sleep at night about it. Anyway until next time!
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    01-14-07

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    Workout:

    Pulldown Abs- 60x3x10

    Close Grip Incline Press- 45x3x10, 95x5, 115x5, 135x5, 155x5, 175x5, 195x5, 215x5, 225x3, 115x20
    Tricep Extensions- 95x3x8
    Seated rows- 60x2x15, 80x12, 100x4x12
    Dumbell Press- 65x2x8, 1x6, 1x4(1 minute rest between sets)
    Lateral raise- 20x4x8
    Band Pull Aparts- minis-3x12
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    Note- Felt strong tonight. I really surprised myself on the close grip inclines, I really figured I would run out of steam in the 175-195lbs range. I think if I would of went straight to 225 instead of 215 I would have made the 5 reps I wanted. Everything else went great. The seated rows are going to be a great exercise for me. I feel it all in my upper back. Anyway felt great and had plenty of juice. This is what I am needing for sure.
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    01-18-07

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    Workout:
    Pulldown Abs- 60x3x15
    Full Squat- 45x4x10, 95x2x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x5
    SLDL- 135x8, 245x8
    PullThroughs- 80x3x8
    Prone Rows- 145x3x8
    Sled Drags-(heavy) 150ydsx2(FWD/BWD)
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    Note- Good workout although I didn't expect it going in. I worked extremely hard today at work and was basically nonstop, up and down ladders, carrying ladders and conduit, and just on my feet generally. When I got home I just wanted to crash. Wife had the meal ready shortly after I got home, ate, had a cup of black coffee and when my Dad got arrived we got down to business. I think I could have hit the 365 for 6-7 reps tonight but I opted for 5. I may stay at this weight for the next workout and see if I can manage 6-8 reps before bumping up to 385. I get good results with reps in the 6-8 range it seems. Everything else was what it was. The sled drags just about got me though. Till next time.
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    Workout:
    Pulldown abs- 60x3x15
    CGBP(2-sec Pause)- 45x4x10, 95x2x5, 135x5, 185x5, 205x3, 225x1, 245x4
    Tricep Extension- 105x3x8
    Seated Row- 100lbx6x12
    Incline Dumbell Press- 40lbersx15,15,15,20
    Lateral raise- 20x4x8
    Rear Delts(band pull aparts)-3x12
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    Note: Didn't feel really good on the CGBP today. My shoulders felt like they were grinding a bit and I had a little ache in both biceps coming out off the chest after the pauses. I noticed it at 185lbs and decided to decrease my reps on the 205 and 225 sets. Didn't make my 5 rep goal, I failed at the half way point on the 5th rep. Everything else was pretty decent. I really like the seated rows and so does my Dad. I feel these better in my upper back better than any other exercise I have done for the upper back. I like these much better than prone rows and think I'll just stay with these. I went light on the dumbell presses and went for more reps since my shoulder was grinding some. Got in 4 quick high reps sets for a nice pump. Well thats it, until next time.
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    Workout:
    Pulldown abs- 70x3x10
    Deadlifts- 135x2x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x5, 405x5*
    SSB Box Squat-(10in box) 155x8, 205x8, 245x8, 265x8
    45 degree hyper- 45lbx3x8
    Seated Rows- 50x2x12, 100x4x8
    Sled Drags- 2 heavy trips
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    Notes-
    I ate a ton today and alot of carbs in a sort of a refeed day. It didn't help my strength much. Last time I deadlifted I thought I would be good for atleast 6 or maybe even more tonight but this wasn't the case. I only got 4 repetitions in a row and had to stand up grab a breath and reset to pull a sparkle filled 5th rep. Disappointed a bit but I know my strength is going to take a plunge or just maintain while I am dropping weight and fat. Anyway I just hope I can hang onto just a little strength for my first powerlifting Push/Pull competition since I was in the Marine Corps back in 1995. It is what it was.
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    01-28-07

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    Workout
    Incline Situps- 3x25
    Overhead Press- 95x8, 115x8, 135x4x6
    Seated Rows- 50x2x12, 100x4x10
    Tricep Extensions- 65x8, 85x8, 105x3x8
    Barbell curls- 85x3x8
    wrist curls(PDA PEG2)- 4x15

    Notes: Started off with a plan to do inclines but my Dad said they were hurting his shoulder pretty bad so we decided to try Military Presses. He stayed light with only 65lbs doing sets of 12 while I did 135lbs. It was fast paced and I definately felt this since I haven't done any overhead work in several weeks. We decided not to do the dumbell work since his shoulder was aching and it was around 15 degrees in the barn and snow was blowing in on us. Everything else went pretty darn good and I had a nice pumped worked feeling when I was done. I think we will alternate flat bench work with military presses and use the dumbells for incline work from here on out.
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    02-01-07

    Workout:
    Incline Situps- +mini band-3x10
    SSB Squats(Full)- 215x8x5
    Bench Press- 175x8x6
    Pendlay Rows- 95x8x6
    cardio- HIIT- 25 min

    Fun workout and the pace was fast. I like the way this felt, its that familiar feeling of hard but you know it will be easier next time around and by the 3 week you will be adapted good and punching some nice weights.

    I have decided to change my workout. This isn't exactly a CCR problem. This is a result of looking back over old log books I have here at home. I found a log where I used the Korte 3x3 and I really done good on the first phase of the routine. I have decided to mix it with a Pendlay style 5x5 for a starting point. The lighter intensity for the first 4 weeks will work good for me cutting weight because it won't take tons of energy to push the weights. Next month it will be higher intensity because I will be competing on the 31st of March. After this I will return to the volume phase and weights and really work this and learn about myself again.
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    02-04-07

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    Workout:
    SSB Squats- 215x8x5 (regular bar)- 275x1, 315x1, 365x3x1
    Bench Press- 175x8x6
    Pendlay Rows- 95x8x8
    Incline situps- 3x10
    45 degree Hyperext- 3x10

    Note:
    I am running on low sleep. The prison called me in last night at 1:15am due to an emergency. I did not get back in bed until around 5:50am and from there I just tossed and turned and finally just got up at around 8:00. So I wasn't in top form but the workout went very good despite all the above. Diet has been decent today.
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    Workout
    SSB Squats- 215x8x5
    Deadlifts(overhand grip)- 300x5x5, 405x3x1
    Chinups- BWx8x5
    Military Press- 135x8x5
    incline situps- 2x25

    Notes:
    This was a great workout everything felt awesome. My legs felt like they had a new life in them. This is a familiar feeling that I remember getting from squatting 3x per week. Deadlifts were really good but pulling 405 with a hook grip for the first time was rough on the thumbs but they pulled through. I was having a problem doing chinups down at the barn incorporated with my workouts. I could run on the treadmill in the house here and jump up on my door way chinning bar and pull away. I just couldn't figure out the problem but I think I may have stumbled onto a fix and I don't know why exactly. I simply moved my thumbs to the same side as my fingers and my chins started popping up there nicely. I don't do this in the house here but the thickness of the bars are different plus the doorway model has padding. Strange I know but anything that will make my poor chinups increase I'll take it.
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    i dont know what having sex is like during a car crash but i sure as hell felt like i was in a car crash after the old lady got done with me the other night, lol
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    02-08-07

    http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...ner=Jeff+Roark

    Workout:
    SSB Squats- 215x8x5
    Bench Press- 175x8x6, (2 sec pause)- 240x3x1
    Pendlay Rows- 95x8x8

    Notes:
    Legs felt super tonight. I felt like I was jumping off the floor. I did the 8 sets with 30 seconds rest between sets because I trained solo tonight. Bench Presses felt good and I also went 30 seconds rest on the sets but my triceps started giving out on the last 2 sets. They were still a little sore from Wednesdays overhead work. The Pendlay Rows are a sweet exercise that don't take alot of weight, atleast for me it doesn't, to get a smoked upper back. I wish I would have known about these years ago. Anyway I am going to rest as good as I can for the next two days and bump the weights Sunday!
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    http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...ner=Jeff+Roark

    Workout:

    SSB Squats- 225x8x5, Regular Bar- 385x3x1
    Bench Press- 185x8x6
    Pendlay Rows- 115x8x8
    Incline situps- 2x25

    cardio- steady run- 30 minutes

    Notes:

    This was a tough workout. I moved all the weights really good, it was the pace that was the killer. My old man, who is 52 years old, has whiplash from a fall on heavy equipment, is one tough old dude. He hasn't worked out hard in years and he has just started back and he is banging hard. He isn't that far behind me in all honesty. I am proud of him and hope he can hang with it. He says that this is one of the best programs he thinks he has used and he likes the fast pace and high set counts. He said he can actually feel something. Anyway good workout.
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    02-13-07

    http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...ner=Jeff+Roark

    Workout:
    SSB Squats- 225x5x5
    Deadlifts- 310x5x5, 425x3x1
    Chinups- BWx10x5
    Military Press- 140x8x5
    situps- 2x25

    cardio- 30mins@5mph

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    My workout was awesome. My legs didn't feel like springs or anything but I was ripping the deadlifts off the ground hard. The 425 for 3 singles was super easy. Everything else was cake as far as the lifting was concerned. The run really sapped me though.
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    Workout:

    SSB Squats- 225x10x5
    Bench Press- 180x8x6, 255x3x1(all sets and reps paused)
    Pendlay Rows- 115x8x8


    Note:
    I completed the above workout in under 45 minutes. My diet wasn't exactly on par today with my veggies because we simply didn't have any! I do now though after a trip to Wally world. This was a tough workout. I could feel the volume and cardio starting to takes its toll. 2 more weeks and I can have a back off period.
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    Some progress shots of my back. Its been a slow process in dropping fat, much slower than I expected, but I haven't done everything the best either but anyway here they are.





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    02-17-07

    http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...ner=Jeff+Roark

    Workout:

    SSB Squats- 235x8x5,(regular bar)- 405x2x2
    Bench Press- 185x8x6
    Pendaly Rows- 125x8x8
    situps- 2x25

    cardio- run 30 minutes

    Note:
    I had to workout a day early because I have a trip scheduled for tomorrow weather permitting. Anyway my legs felt unreal powerful tonight. I was really accelerating the weights. I was only planning to do the 405lbs for 3 singles but it felt so good I just did 2 doubles instead. This was on legs that already went through a pure sprint of a workout before hand and was shaking from fatigue. Fresh I think I would surprise myself. Everything else went as planned and I got a huge pump from the bench press and rows. Things are really looking up for me.
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    Workout:

    SSB Squats- 235x5x5
    Deadlifts- 325x5x5, 450x3x1
    Standing Press- 145x8x5
    Chinups- BWx8x6
    situps- 2x25

    Notes-
    I can really feel the volume taking hold of me now. I didn't have nearly as much zip as I did Saturday. I could still feel the effect of Saturdays workout. The deadlifts sets were hard for some reason, not heavy but hard. The singles with 450lbs were much easier to me than the 325lbs sets. Standing Press and Chinups went really well. I am going to work up to 10x6 in the chinups next. I may try to work into the old 10x10 before ever adding any weight.
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    Workout:
    SSB Squats- 235x10x5
    Bench Press- 185x8x6; 270x3x1
    Pendlay Rows- 125x10x8
    situps- 3x25

    Notes:
    Workout was not heavy but the volume is catching up to me finally. I planned a cycle out and I am going to stick with it. I'll learn through trial and error if what I planned was good or bad. I do not need changes midstream. I carry one next week with my normal routine minus the heavy singles. It'll just be sets of 5 reps with bit more weight. After next week I'll drop the volume and up the intensity and allow my body to catch up just a bit.
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    Workout:
    SSB Squats- 245x8x5
    Bench Press- 195x8x6
    Pendlay Rows- 135x8x8,95x15
    incline situps- 1x50

    Notes:
    Awesome workout. Dad and I got in to the groove and really smoked this one. My chest, shoulders, upper back and arms looked thick after this workout. Don't know what was up last week for sure because I felt great today like I had no fatigue whatsoever. Dad and I both agreed that this will be the last week using the 8 sets for things. We are going to drop to 5 sets of everything next week and start pushing the intensity up slowly and really try to reach a true peak and then take a week break at the end of March, which is the week I plan to lift in a powerlifting meet if I can ever get the entry form.

    Diet was so fruity today I didn't feel like searching for all the oddball foods on the log. We had a special meeting at church and had a carry in dinner and I ate everything that was good, kraut, pinto beans, green beans, deviled eggs, meatloaf, chicken dumplings, cole slaw, cheesecake, cornbread and a few more things. It was a cheat day for sure. Back to the grind tomorrow.
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    Workout:
    SSB Squats- 245x5x5
    Deadlifts- 355x5x5
    Military Press- 150x5x5
    Chinups- BWx8x6
    Incline Situps- +35lbsx3x10

    Notes-
    This one was a struggle. For two reasons I guess. First, the volume has caught up with Dad and I as we were dragging pretty bad, along with both of us fighting a head cold. Secondly, my sloppy handwriting caused me to add 10lbs too much on the deadlifts. I was only planning to do 345 tonight but ended up with 355lbs. It wasn't too hard, I was just tired. The presses and the chins went pretty smooth regardless. Dad and I have decided not to do Thursdays planned workout and rest up a bit. For the next month we are going back to a 2 day per week routine, dropping the volume and upping the intensity a bit. We'll do this for a month and then we'll cycle back into a month worth of volume training trying to add 10-25lbs on our top lifts for the volume cycle.
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    Workout:
    SSB Squats- 155x5, 195x5, 245x5, 265x5, 305x5
    Partial Pin Squat- 225x3, 315x3, 405x5
    Bench press(paused)- 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x3
    Pendlay Rows- 135x2x5, 155x3x5
    Incline Situps- 35lbsx3x10

    Note:
    Pretty good workout. I could tell I was much better rested today. This will be a nice change for a month.
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    Workout:
    Deadlifts- 135x8, 225x8, 275x5, 315x5, 365x1, 405x8, 455x1, 505x1
    Military Press- 45x8, 65x8, 95x8, 115x8, 135x8, 155x8
    Chinups- BWx6, +5x6, +10x6, +15x6, +20x6
    Sidebends- 45lbsx2x10

    Note:
    I probably shouldn't have deadlifted the 505lbs for a single. I probably should have saved it for the meet on the 31st. I hope this don't put me over the top and start the decline. I just felt the best I had in several years on the deadlifts and had to give it a ride. It was nice pulling close to my alltime PR of 510lbs. I think come July if everything goes as I have planned I will see a lift of 525lbs hopefully! I did notice that I was quite strong from the floor to just above knee level, it was like it just exploded up that point and then started to drag a bit. I wish I would have had my camera as it looked pretty impressive with all those bumpers on the bar! Everything else was strangley weaker than I expected.
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