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George's Journal

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by George, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. George

    George Senior Member

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    I haven't planned out what to do with this journal. But, I've missed you all and feel that it will be beneficial. I'll post again at some point soon, hopefully.
     
  2. Spartan88

    Spartan88 Well-Known Member

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    I'd been away almost six years. Was your last post 2010?
     
  3. George

    George Senior Member

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    It was!
     
  4. George

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    3/25
    Chin-up: 101 reps in 25 minutes (One set of 5 and twenty four sets of 4, every minute on the minute)
    Curl@65#: 16+5,5,5,5,5
    -rest pause/myoreps or whatever

    This took about 30 minutes. Harder than last time. My weight is down from a weekend of hiking and not eating a lot. I sorted recycling between sets of chins.
     
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    Welcome back. That's a lot of chin ups. :tucool:
     
  6. George

    George Senior Member

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    Hey Seltzer, how's it going?

    3/26
    RDL: 3x10x155#
    Calf@190: 23 +5,5,5,5,5
    Squat@115#: 10x5 (every minute on the minute)
     
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    Seltzer Elite Member

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    All is good George. Still working out a lot, but I'm not running or cycling nearly as much as I used to. I may give serious running another shot now that the weather is warming up.
     
  8. Spartan88

    Spartan88 Well-Known Member

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    It's interesting that the site stays in peoples mind's for that length of time. I see to remember (I could be wrong) that I would get a birthday message each year from the site. That seemed to stop (if it ever started) some years back.
     
  9. George

    George Senior Member

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    I was really active on here in my late teens and early 20's, so I do think back on it a lot.

    Glad to hear that you are staying so active. I am looking forward to kayaking now that we are thawing out.

    3/27
    Bench@125#: 18+4,4,4,4,4
    French press@60#: 17+5,5,5,5,5
    Lateral raise@10#: 21+5,5,5,5,5
    Pushup: 12+5,5,5,5,5

    Took 30 minutes
     
  10. George

    George Senior Member

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    3/28
    Chin: 2 sets of 5, 23 sets of 4 ( every minute on the minute, 102 total reps)
    Curl@65#: 16+5,5,5,5,5

    Gained a rep on chins. Glacier gains.
     
  11. Shamie

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    Nice amount of chin ups.
     
  12. George

    George Senior Member

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    Thanks. I set a stupid goal of doing 10,000 this year so I've been playing around with different ways to hit my quota for the week. This seems to work pretty well over the past few sessions. I'll have to add everything up for the year so far and see how behind I am.

    3/30
    Deadlift: 5x10x135
    Calf@190: 15+5,5,5,5,5
    Squat: 10x5x115 (every minute on the minute)
    Did this in the morning for once. Usually lift closer to 6-8 at night. Low back is feeling very tight but uninjured so I didn't push anything. Played around with lifting in a flat shoe. Still sucks for squatting and calf work.

    Writing this out on my phone is annoying. My laptop is literally in my lap, too.
     
  13. George

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    3/31
    Bench@125: 19+4,4,4,4,4
    French press@60: 15+5,5,5,5,5
    Lateral raise@10: 22+6,6,6,6,6
    Push-up: 13+5,5,5,5,5

    Felt motivated to push it. Increased reps on everything but French press. Lost 2 reps there. Weight is unintentionally down to 161#. Weight gain would help improve my numbers, aside from chin-ups. I don't really feel like eating that much at the moment, though.

    Edit: took a picture with a pump and advantageous lighting so it looks like I have a chest. Got a ways to go in the arm and delt department.
     
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    4/1
    Chin: 3 sets of 5, 16 sets of 4, 6 sets of 3, 1 set of 4? Something like that. Every minute on the minute, 100 total reps.
    Curl@65#: 15+5,5,5,5,5

    Fatigue set in during chins and I had to drop to sets of 3. Chins and pull ups in my experience are unique in their need for fatigue management. I might just stick to 25 sets of 4 for a while until it becomes a little easier.

    I may also add reps in in a less uniform way, like:

    5,4,4,4,4,5,4,4,4,4 etc.

    Instead of front loading all of the new reps. This hypothetically could be a good idea since it could help prevent fatigue. Or not. Will need to try it.

    Lost a rep on curls.
     
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    4/2
    RDL: 3x10x155
    Calf@190: 17+5,5,5,5,5
    Lunge: 3x10/10x60
    10/10 denotes ten per side. Lunges are a good addition to the squats I've been doing. Going to take some time to get used to them but they do feel more natural for me than squats. I am not really built to squat, although I've finally started to be able to really feel them in my quads.
     
  16. George

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    4/4
    Bench@125: 15+4,4,4,4,4
    French press@60: 15+5,5,5,5,5
    Lateral raise@10: 22+6,6,6,6,6
    Pushup: 14+5,5,5,5,5

    Been having some GI issues lately. Actually went to a doctor last week and got an abdominal ultrasound yesterday. Trying to not be dumb about my health. Abdomen hurt too much to lift on 4/3 but I was feeling okay on 4/4. Weight is down to a little over 160. I've been limiting my fat intake because I suspect it's my gallbladder.
     
  17. Shamie

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    Hope it is nothing serious. I can relate, I have my own GI issues for about 2 months so far. No determination of what is the problem, or how to get it resolved.
     
  18. George

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    That sucks. I work in healthcare as a dietitian, so it happens to everyone. Hope you can get it figured out, soon.

    4/6/19
    Chinup: 25x4, every minute on the minute.
    Curl@65: 5x10
    Started feeling better on Saturday. Weight dipped below 160 this morning. Spent the first half of the day doing yard work and putting together a little plastic greenhouse. My hands, back, and knees feel a little beat up. Workout went well despite this. Form could have been better on curls but whatever.
     
  19. Seltzer

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    Glad you're feeling better than you were.
     
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    George is back!!!!
     

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