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    Muerte_X Don't Fear The Reaper

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    Rolls over your neighbors dog...It's log, log, LOG. :hsugh:

    Figured I might as well try to keep track of this since I've been more serious about going to the gym, I might as well make sure I'm making progress.

    When I started a few months ago I was using a crappy wal-mart bench at home and doing ok I guess I could do quite a few exercises , started at 265lbs (i think that was my heaviest)

    As of now, I'm 5'11-6' @ ~240lbs. Not sure on the body fat, but it's ugly, no pics because I'm a still a fatass, lol.

    I've been following the diet that goes along with purs routine for maybe the last couplle months, but off and on, I need to get more serious with this. I eat like shit sometimes on the weekend, if it wasn't for that, I'm sure I would've lost more weight. :hs:

    I did this yesterday, so I might be off a little on the numbers. But I wanted to start with the beginning of the week.

    BB Bench
    135 x 5 (when I started I could barely do the damn bar by itself, lol) Just wanted to see if I could do it with 45's on each side.
    125 x 8 x 4

    Incline DB press,
    40 x 8,
    35 x 8 x 3

    Peck Dec (I usually just do this lying down with DB's, but the gym was packed. Anyone have a good/bad opinion on this machine? Seems better than free weights because with the DB's, I have no resistance at the top. :dunno:)
    87 x 8
    105 x 8 x 3
    (I might've gone one step above 105 for one set, but I don't remember because the increments were all weird)

    DB curls, standing
    35 x 8
    30 x 8 x 3

    EZ bar close grip curls
    60 x 8 x 2
    60 x 7
    50 x 8

    Standing calf raises
    300 x 15 x 4 (I can do more, but the machine with more weights has shit cushions that feel like rocks and leave bruses on my shoulders)

    Seated Calf Raises
    135 x 15
    180 x 15 x 3


    I haven't been doing any cardio, so I thought I might try to add it in somewhere.

    20 mins of low intensity cardio
    HR was around 135.
    5.0 incline @ 3mph.
    Should I be doing more or faster? I picked the weight loss program and after I checked my HR a couple times the machine wouldn't let me set it any faster because it would go past the "weight loss" range on the Heart Rate monitor :dunno:
     
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    Today was leg day,

    squats (I go down pretty far, might not be ATG, but past parallel) I feel like I should be able to do more, but with no spotter and a n00b to squats, I'll just increase gradually each week) I know I could do more if I go down like 3-4 inches like some of the guys I see. :hsugh: I think part of it is getting used to the bar on my shoulders, I'll have to get used to the pain I guess, like the damn calf raise machine, those cushions are like rocks, but after a few times I got used to it.

    125 x 8
    135 x 6
    135 x 5
    125 x 8

    Leg press
    270 x 8
    360 x 8 x 3

    Leg extensions
    120 x 8
    150 x 8
    160 x 8
    170 x 8

    Seated Leg curls
    150 x 8
    160 x 8
    180 x 8
    200 x 8

    Abs
    Bent leg lifts (in that thing you hold yourself off the ground in :dunno: what that's called) 12 x 4

    Straight leg lifts while lying down 12 x 4

    Incline crunches 12 x 4

    No cardio today, almost fell down trying to sit in my car (damn camaros are low to the ground, lol)

    Tomorrow is off day, be back on Thus for back day.
     
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    pressing the same weight you curl FTL.. but keep up the progress :cool:
     
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    LOL, I know. :hs: My chest strength is really lagging, Well, maybe not lagging, but it was pretty weak when I started. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and hope I keep getting stronger. For whatever reason my curls went up a lot quicker. :dunno:
     
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    Back day

    Cable pulldowns
    130x8
    140x8
    130x8
    130x8

    Bent over BB rows, Reverse grip (palms facing up)
    135x8
    135x7
    125x8
    125x8

    Some machine that simulates DB rows, with elbows out (I've done this with DB's, but felt like trying out this machine :dunno:)

    50x8
    70x8
    90x8
    80x8

    Deadlifts (my first time trying these, I felt like I could do more weight if I did these first, but my back was tired and I didn't want to risk hurting myself)

    135x8
    155x8x3

    BB shrugs
    135x8
    185x8x3

    Rear BB shrugs
    135x12
    135x8x3 (probably should've done more weight, oh well, next time)

    Standing calf raises
    260x12
    275x12
    290x12
    300x12

    Seated Calf Raises (my thighs hurt like hell with the weight on them, had to start with lower weight) Though there was this huge guy doing them next to me, and on my last set I did twice as many plates as him, he looked kinda pissed. :mamoru: He still looked swole, and I'm still fat though, lol :hs:

    90x12
    135x12
    135x12
    180x12


    Cardio

    20mins on treadmill
    5.0 incline @ 3.0 mph for 20minutes.
     
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    Fail Day (shoulders/triceps)

    Dunno what it was with today, but I just felt out of the whole time there. I forced myself to go because I always somehow miss this day since it's on the weekend. Should've went yesterday, but went today instead.

    Tried some behind the head shoulder press hammer machine, my shoulder popped with each rep, ugh
    70x8

    Overhead DB press, thought this might be better
    30x8x2

    Rear military press, standing.
    45x12
    55x8

    Front Military Press, standing
    55x8x4

    I'll probably just stick with the front and rear military press, feels the best to me. :dunno:

    DB Rear lateral raises
    12.5 (ugh) x 8x2, didn't really have enough room to do these, so I tried the machine.

    Machine lateral raises, elbows at 90°
    60x8x2

    Skullcrushers
    50x8x3
    60x7

    Tricep Pushdowns, dunno wtf was up with this machine, I usually do 100+lbs, it just felt weird, but whatever.

    50x8x4


    Abs

    No cardio today, meh.
     
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    Chest and biceps

    BB Bench
    135 x 5 (probably could've did a couple more, but no spotter ftl)
    125 x 8 x 4

    Incline DB press,
    40 x 8,
    35 x 8 x 3

    Peck Dec
    75 x 12
    87 x 8
    105 x 8
    112 x 8

    DB curls, standing
    35 x 8 x 2
    32.5 x 8 x 2

    EZ bar close grip curls
    70 x 8
    60 x 8 x 3



    Seated Calf Raises
    90 x 15
    180 x 15 x 3


    No time for cardio, gym was about to close.
     
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    keeeeep it up!
     
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    Legs

    Thanks, I'm trying to make sure I keep up with it, today it was humid as fuck, and started raining, but I still went. At least there wasn't many people in the gym, lol.


    squats, to parallel (an improvement over last time. :bowdown: )

    135 x 8
    155 x 8
    135 x 8
    135 x 8

    Leg press
    180 x 10
    270 x 8 x 2
    360 x 8

    Leg extensions
    120 x 8
    135 x 8
    150 x 8
    165 x 8


    Seated Leg curls
    120 x 12
    150 x 8
    180 x 8
    200 x 8

    Abs


    Cardio as usual

    I need to start taking a list with me or looking at my previous time before I go. Some of this is getting easier, but I don't always remember what I did last time and end up doing the same weight. Oh well, At least my squat went up. :hs:
     
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    Cable pulldowns
    140x8x2
    130x8x2

    Cable rows (all 5 power racks and a couple other places to do BB rows were full :mad: )
    120x8
    140x8x3

    Seated rows, with elbows out
    80x8
    90x8
    100x8
    90x8

    Deadlifts
    135x8
    185x8
    185x7 (grip gave out :( I didn't drop it or anything, but it started to slip and didn't want to risk dropping it )
    155x8

    Holy shit could I feel the burn in my lower back, had to wait a while before I went on to shrugs, lol. Probably like 5-10 mins instead of my usual 1.

    BB shrugs
    135x8x2
    185x8x2

    Rear BB shrugs
    135x8
    185x8x2 (my grip was barely holding on here too, wtf?)

    Seated Calf Raises
    90x15
    135x12
    180x12
    225x12 (5 plates ftw! :bowdown: lol )
     
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    Shoulders/Triceps Day

    Rear military press, standing. (I do'nt use any leg drive while doing these, but I do see people doing it, is it better to it one way or the other? :dunno: )
    45x12
    65x8x3

    Front Military Press, standing
    65x8x3

    Machine lateral raises, elbows at 90°
    60x8x4

    Skullcrushers
    70x1 (lol, too much weight)
    60x6
    50x8x2


    Cable Tricep Pushdowns
    80x12
    100x8
    120x8
    130x8


    Abs
     
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    Didn't make it to the gym last night, I got off work early and went to take a nap, and didn't wake up till like 2am, ugh.

    Anyway, there's a gym downstairs here in the building I work in, figured I'd try it out since I still want to do legs later tonight. It kinda sucked, no BB's at all, and some DB's and a univeral gym type machine.

    No BB's FTL, used the chest press machine. The weights were marked 1 thru 20, I'm not sure if the numbers are x10 = lbs or what, oh well.
    12 x 8
    11 x 8 x 3

    Incline DB press,
    40 x 8,
    35 x 8 x 3

    DB flys
    25x3

    DB curls, standing
    35 x 8
    30 x 8 x 3

    No EZ bars or anything to do curls any other way.

    Used the leg press machine to do calf raises, set it for 20, which was the bottom of the stack, whatever 20 is, I :dunno:


    Don't think I'll be going back to this gym, lol.
     
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    Chest and bicepts :hsugh:

    Missed a couple days last week, I tried going with a friend to the gym at his apts, but it was my back day and the only machine I could do back exercises with was a lat pulldown machine, ugh. It's actually more worthless than the gym in the basement at my work, lol. Just took the weekend off, and tried to get back into it this week.

    (I'm also a giant dumbass and anytime before where I said 125lbs with an oly bar (like shrugs, or bench), I meant 115lbs, I'm not sure how I got 45lb bar + 2 35's = 125, lol)


    BB Bench
    135 x 7 x 2 Probably could've done one more rep
    115 x 8 x 2

    Incline DB press,
    45x7
    35 x 8 x 3 (I wanted to try 40's, but couldn't find any around :dunno:)

    Peck Dec
    125 x 8
    112 x 8 x 2
    100 x 8

    DB curls, standing
    35 x 8 x 2
    30 x 8 x 2

    EZ bar close grip curls
    70 x 8
    60 x 8 had a weird pain in my lower back, so I didn't do anymore. I tried a few reps on some machine, but it just felt too awkward.



    Seated Calf Raises
    135 x 15
    180 x 15 x 2
    225 x 12 (I'll have to try 6 plates next time :x: )


    Think I'm going to pass on the cardio for now, I usually try to superset everything (that means 1 min rest between all exercises, right?) and I keep my heart rate up about the same as when I'm doing cardio. I actually stop sweating when I'm on the treadmill. Doesn't seem like I'm doing any good with the cardio, It might even be too much, with my working two jobs and usually running on little sleep, :dunno:
     
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    Squats to parallel

    135 x 8
    135 x 8
    135 x 7 (just wasn't feeling it today, :dunno: )


    Leg press (tried to make up for my lame squats and do more weight here)
    200 x 8
    400 x 8 x 3 (those 100lb plates are a bitch to move around, lol)

    Leg extensions
    150 x 8
    165 x 8
    180 x 8
    165 x 8


    Seated Leg curls
    150 x 8
    190 x 8
    200 x 8
    180 x 8
     
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    So I missed quite a few days the last couple weeks, had to really force myself to go. I dunno what it is, I dread the idea of going, but once I'm there, it feels so good to lift. :dunno:



    Cable pulldowns
    130x8x2
    140x8
    130x8

    BB rows
    115x8x4

    Seated rows, with elbows out
    80x8x3
    90x8

    Deadlifts
    135x8
    185x8
    185x8
    185x5 Just pussied out :dunno: Should've tried to do 3 more, but oh well.

    BB shrugs
    135x8x1
    185x8x3

    Rear BB shrugs
    135x8x3

    Seated Calf Raises
    90x15
    135x12
    225x12x2

    Cardio for 25mins.
     
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    Damn, you know it's bad when your log gets bumped off the first page. :(

    I'm going to try my best to not miss any more days, I'm lucky I didn't get any weaker from not going for nearly 2 weeks. I mentioned going to a friend of mine, and he decided to go with me.

    Cable pulldowns
    130x8
    140x8
    150x6
    140x8

    BB bent over rows
    115x8x4 Felt pretty easy, probably could've did 135 easily, but didn't do it because my friend I was with could barely do this and I didn't want to take the time to switch the weights. I know, lame. I should've just did more reps.

    Seated rows, with elbows out
    70x8
    85x8
    100x8
    85x8

    Deadlifts
    135x8
    185x8x3
    225x3 :bowdown: Might've been able to do more reps but I just wanted to see if I could do it at all. I tried 225 when I first did deadlifts and couldn't even move the bar off the ground at all. :hs:

    Shrugs, used that hex bar thingy you stand in the middle of, dunno what that's called. My friend dislocated his shoulder back in high school and said this is the only way it doesn't hurt to do shrugs for him, so I figured I'd give it a go. Felt pretty good, might alternate between this and BB shrugs.
    135x8x1
    185x8x3


    Seated Calf Raises
    90x15
    135x12
    225x8 Just didn't have it in me today, :dunno:

    BB Bench Press

    135x8, friend wanted to see if he could still bench 205, and warmed up with 135, so I gave it a go too, first time doing 8 reps :) Sad thing is even after not touching a weight in probably years, he put up 205 :wtc: At least I could still deadlift 90 more lbs than him and was stronger in everything else. :hs:
     
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