We actually got more snow that you did this winter!
You all are getting more snow than we are right now,and that's saying a lot. Of course,when it's snowing in April/May out here,well.......
I also love it because of the comraderie between the neighbors. We are a tight knit group.
After a bicep/tricep worktout I was able to do 2 miles in 15 minutes at a constant 8.0 mph (7:30/mile) pace. Heart rate was no faster than 160 measured after I stopped.
I decided to start that Bil Star 5x5 template on Monday. With squats I guess I'll have to figure out something else to do for cardio. Or I could go back to doing cardio on "rest" days.
DE Bench Day Week IV/Day I
Speed Bench w/ Doubled Minis:
8x3 with doubled minis and 135 pounds bar weight
Let me start by saying I'm glad I went with the bar for a few sets before I started going (this is another benefit of a good warm up). First time I picked the bar off the rack that bad boy was wobbling all over the place and almost came down and smashed me in the grill. Note to self: You need to stay tight at ALL times when benching. I think I got the memo, because once I got to my working sets I was feeling great. They were flying up, but you can tell the bands do alot more damage to the muscle. I'm sore as hell after this workout. But I loved it. Can't wait to try squatting with the bands!!!!!!!!
Rack Lockouts (4" ROM)
3x3 (275, 315, 365)
I have more than 365 in me. I'm almost positive I could get 405 or so at least for a single. I realize the ROM is extremely short, but theres nothing like loading that much weight on the bar and beasting it for confidence.
DB Incline Bench
3x10 (60, 65, 75)
These were a bit on the easy side.
Chest Supported Incline T-Bar Rows
3x10 (45, 55, 65)
Weights are just a plate plus dimes.
4x12 (90, 95, 100, 105)
Getting stronger here EVERY week.
Total Workout Time:
1 hour and 14 minutes
I actually stopped and talked to this monster today in the gym. He's a body builder, so he was asking me all sorts of powerlifting competition questions. The guy is big and he's a REALLY nice guy. I was talking to him about powerlifting and bodybuilding and all sorts of stuff. I don't usually talk to people that much, but this guy and the other guy that was with him were awesome. The other guy complimented me on using bands. He said he's never seen anyone use them outside of the gym he used to own.
And then I got into another conversation with another guy that goes there about possibly opening our own gym. That's in it's infancy stages, but it would be freakin' awesome.
Last edited by KDawg; February-14th-2010 at 11:17 AM.
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I hope that works out Dawg. I loved owning my own. May have only been for 3 1/2 years,but it was a pain in the ass and a blast at the same time.
KDawg, one last question and I'll leave you alone. For my Monday workout, I do the required military press sets, then dips and chins. I did something to my triceps doing dips last week, and I want to replace the dips with something else for a week or two before I try them again. I've been doing dips for a while, so I don't know why I hurt myself now. It happens, and it's not really serious. I got through my bench workout fine. I think the problem is having so much stress concentrated on the lower triceps. It's fine and I can work through it (I talked to a doc), but I need a replacement exercise for the meantime. I was thinking doing a partial Boring But Big by going with dumbbell military press and then doing the chins like before. Any recommendations?
I finally decided to step up from straight whey and get a protein blend. I'm light at 5'8" 140 and just can't get any higher than 145 (and I haven't seen that for years). I'm hoping the MHP Problic SR I just ordered from bodybuilding.com will help me metabolize the aminos while I'm not working out.
Any thoughts? The best thing I've been doing lately is eating way more often. My metabolism is racing and all I think about all day is eating and my next workout. My biggest problem is probably being a waiter and burning more calories than I intake.
Could be just metabolism there DG28. A genetic thing. Some people just have a tough time gaining weight. And as you get older,that ain't a bad thing. You could be gaining plenty of strength and clothes could fit a bit differently and still not see a great gain in weight. I weighed roughly 142 to 150 for the better part of my time in the service back in the early and mid 80's. I had a quick metabolism and I spent 8 of the 12 months of the year playing sports and though I worked out with weights,that helped keep the weight down. Back then,that frustrated me some but now looking back,I realize I spent too much time looking at the scale. Example. I remember the day I put up 290 on the bench with a friend spotting. I weighed around 150 at the time. THAT was the important stat. To me anyway. Strength. That and I went up a size or two in uniforms. It's amazing what just a few lbs of straight muscle can represent. Could be anything,but you could just be battling genetics. And that can be a pain. Not insurmountable,but a pain. Or you could be like me. A late developer. Or both.
Last edited by Park City Skins; February-14th-2010 at 12:14 PM.
290 PCS? That is impressive. I'm benching my bodyweight at the moment after a month back at the gym so I'm making progress. But I'm definitely not in the business of fighting genetics. I know I'll never be huge but I would be thrilled if I ever hit 150. I would look very filled out so I just need that edge to get there. I believe the answer lies in a combination of a healthy, increased diet, regular strength training, and a little help from something like an effective supplement.
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