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Dan's Transformation

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by tensdanny, May 4, 2004.

  1. tensdanny

    tensdanny Well-Known Member

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    Saturday:

    Tire flips

    Sunday:

    Nothing

    Monday:

    Tire Flips

    Mastover total body WO #1

    Tuesday:

    1.5 hours tennis

    Today:

    1.5 hours tennis

    Mastover total body WO #2
     
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    leftyx Senior Member

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    You're getting in a lot of tennis. I hope it's not too hot over there.

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  3. tensdanny

    tensdanny Well-Known Member

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    The weather is great! The tennis is awesome! Renewing my love of tennis and joining that league last year has changed my life in such a positive way. Hands down one of the best decisions I've made.


    Today:

    Stiff-leg deadlift:
    2x15 @ 205 - These were really tough sets. I was going pretty fast. My leg muscles were burning and shaking badly by the end!

    Rows:
    2x10 @ 185 - These were hella tough after the deadlifts. I was completely gassed and my legs were wobbling trying to support the bent-over row form.

    Incline Bench:
    3x8 @ 165 - This was fairly easy. I will do more next time. I was really fried when I started this exercise and was huffing and puffing by the end.

    Seated Rows:
    2x8 @ 150 - Pretty tough. My back was fried.

    Dips:
    3x3 @ bodyweight - I've never done dips before and these are pretty tough. I feel like I barely move but I DEFINITELY feel the burn. I think it will be a challenge to get to 3x8. I look forward to meeting it!

    In general, these workouts are tough but are working all sorts of different muscles and doing very different exercises. It's really awesome!!
     
  4. leftyx

    leftyx Senior Member

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    Not to mention how you have upped your game.

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    Not to mention how you have upped your game.

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  6. tensdanny

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    Squats:
    1x20 @ 190 - Definitely not easy.

    Pullover & Press:
    2x10 @ 60 - Much better. Didn't fail. Moving on up next week. Definitely really sore, though!

    Pullups (w/ strap):
    4, 4, 5, 3, 3, fail - 19 before absolute failure. Getting better at this (I hope).

    Military Press:
    1x10, 1x7 @ 100 - I am using as little leg drive as possible, and going from upper chest to improve that push-off point. My arms are so freaking fried by this point.

    The second set was hell. My back was bending like crazy!

    Seated Row Machine:
    1x10, 1x8 @ 130 I believe - Pretty good sets. I really did 10 reps in both sets, but in the second set my form went to hell for the last two reps. I was pulling with my whole body as opposed to my back and abs.

    Calf Raise:
    2x10 @ 250 - Did this really slow on a leg press. Feels good!

    Great workout! My whole body feels exhausted!
     
  7. leftyx

    leftyx Senior Member

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    Nice job.
     
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    Stiff-leg deadlift:
    2x15 @ 210 - These are really fricking hard. Damn!

    Rows:
    2x10 @ 185 - Stuck with the same weight as last week because I was completely wiped out. These were really tough.

    Incline Bench:
    2x8, 1x6 @ 170 - These went up pretty well!

    Seated Rows:
    2x8 @ 150 - Pretty tough. My back was fried.

    Dips:
    1x5, 2x3 @ bodyweight - Getting better but still awfully tough.
     
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    Squats:
    1x20 @ 195 - Did it.

    Pullover & Press:
    2x10 @ 65 - Much easier. May go up to 75 next week.

    Pullups (w/ strap):
    4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, fail - FAT

    Military Press:
    1x10, 1x10 @ 100 - Got it. Minimal leg drive.

    Seated Row Machine:
    2x10 @ 150 - Nailed it!

    Calf Raise:
    2x10 @ 300 - Tough! Hurts!

    Great workout! My whole body feels exhausted!
     
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    Stiff-leg deadlift:
    2x15 @ 215 - I was using a bar I don't really like, too thick, but hot damn, my glutes are fried after this!!!

    Rows:
    2x10 @ 190 - These went much better then last week despite the crappy bar!

    Incline Bench:
    3x8@ 170 - Went up well

    Seated Rows:
    2x8 @ 140 - This gym seated cable row isolates the arms individually, so I did 140 instead of 150. It was really hard for my left arm to pull as well as my right. Clearly my arms are in play despite it being primarily a back exercise.

    Dips:
    1x6 @ bodyweight - Getting better. Absolutely fried after the 6 reps. Failed on the first rep of the second and third sets.
     
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    Nice workout.

    Are you doing a specific workout to compliment your tennis? Or in any way compliment any other sports?
     
  12. tensdanny

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    I have just been doing a total body training workout that Mastover posted. I really like it so far! Very different from what I typically do!

    I don't tailor workouts towards any particular sport or anything like that. My goal is always to get stronger/leaner/better everyday. In tennis, lifting actually hurts me because my muscles are always pretty tired and I run out of steam earlier. Having said that, if I take a week off from lifting and play tennis, I normally play excellent and very fast!

    Right now I'm really focusing in on improving my speed.

    Last Friday I ran a 5K race. It went pretty well.

    Saturday the gym was closed early, so I went and did a bunch of sprinting (2x400M, tons of shuttle runs, etc).

    Sunday I lifted.

    Today I will likely do some sprinting.
     
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    Squats:
    1x20 @ 205 - Was really a pretty good struggle at the end. My lower back is the part that takes it the worst! My upper body definitely bends forward for the last few.

    Pullover & Press:
    1x10, 1x6 @ 75 - Heavy. I failed miserably in the second set. Oh well. Getting stronger!

    Pullups: 4, 4, 4, 3, fail.

    Military Press:
    1x10, 1x7 @ 105 - Pretty good sets. Moving on up. Feeling a lot stronger now!

    Seated Row Machine:
    2x10 @ 155 - Pretty good sets. Was really feeling it!

    Calf Raise:
    2x10 @ 320 - Good sets.
     
  14. leftyx

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    Nice volume. Yeah working out and playing tennis is tough.

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    Tough workout today.

    Stiff-leg deadlift:
    2x15 @ 220 - This was insanely challenging. The last couple of reps were extremely hard!

    Rows:
    1x10, 1x7 @ 195 - Failed. I was miserably tired from the previous sets and couldn't do it.

    Incline Bench:
    3x8@ 175 - Went up well.

    Seated Rows:
    1x8, 1x6 @ 145 - This is the weird cable row again. It's not easy.

    Dips:
    1x0 @ bodyweight - Failed immediately. I was unbelievably gassed.
     
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    I have been exercising, just really busy and have slacked on posting.

    I've got tennis two nights per week for about 3 hours each night. Then lifting for an hour 3x per week.

    I have a 1 hr commute each way to work due to a recent move.

    My wife and I just got a new puppy.

    We are also shopping for houses for an inevitable big move due to a new job (hers, not mine).

    Needless to say, things are crazy busy for me right now. I'm just hanging on and trying to enjoy the ride.
     
  17. leftyx

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    Looks great Dan. You seem to be having the time of your life. You'll have enough time to record it all. Enjoy your new puppy. And the house will come eventually, don't worry. Good luck dude.
     
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    Yesterday:

    Squats:
    1x20 @ 210 - These were really challenging. I was back at my old gym and the weight felt heavy. Very heavy. This was an unbelievably challenging set.

    Pullover & Press:
    1x10, 1x7 @ 75 - Heavy. Fail.

    Pullups: 7, 5, 5, 3 - Getting better. These were pretty good in my opinion.

    Military Press:
    1x10, 1x9 @ 105 - Getting better. Still really tough.

    Seated Row Machine:
    2x6 @ 162.5 - Heavy.

    Seated Calf Raise:
    2x5 @ 4 plates - Heavy. This was very uncomfortable.



    Today:

    Stiff-leg deadlift:
    2x15 @ 225 - This was insanely challenging. Holy balls was this hard. But, I got it.

    Rows:
    2x10 @ 195 - I took a long rest after the deadlifts, but then I got these.

    Incline Bench:
    2x8, 1x5 @ 180 - Went up well.

    Seated Rows:
    2x6 @ 162.5 - Heavy.

    Dips:
    0x0 - Ran out of time at the gym. Balls.


    I don't like lifting two days in a row but my schedule this week requires it.

    I have a 100 mile bike race on Sunday. Should be intense!
     
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    Alright guys, it's been awhile. I have been out of the game for awhile now.

    I sprained the heck out of my foot before the bike race. Just my lock. Was taking my dog out before departing for the ride and I tripped. It wasn't the ankle, but the foot, so it is an interesting injury. I've never had anything like it and it took forever to heal. My wife, the orthopedic PA, thought there is a good chance I broke some small bones based on how long it took to heal and how swollen it was.

    I have really let my diet go to shit and I'm pretty unhappy with myself. Tonight was the first time I exercised in a very long time and I don't even want to post numbers because they're so embarrassing.

    It's time to get back after it. It will take commitment to accomplish anything worth while.
     
  20. leftyx

    leftyx Senior Member

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    What is keeping you from doing any workouts?

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