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Graham's Journal

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Spartan88, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Spartan88

    Spartan88 Well-Known Member

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    Session 52:

    Working Sets:

    A Squat
    65kg/143lbs x 8,8,8,30

    B Press 32.5kg/99lbs x 8,8,8,10

    C1 Chin-ups 9, 5, 5, 5

    C2 EZ-Bar Curls 14kg/30.8lbs 16, 16, 16

    C3 Sled Push 20kg x 2, 40kg x 2, 50kg x 2, 60kg x 2 circuits.

    Added weight to the Squat and managed the same reps as Monday. Can really feel it in the Quads and Calves after those 30 reps. The Press is tough with higher reps, shoulders just seem to fatigue quickly.

    Super-sets for the last three exercises. Just testing out the weight for the EZ-Bar curls, too light and the sled push. Sled push is around a 40-45ft run each way and completed twice. This is very different to my Starting Strength sessions and I was exhausted by the end of it. I've cut back carbs somewhat and am monitoring how this affects my weight, bodyfat and endurance.

    Scale weight 192.6lbs @ 27.8% bf.
     
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    Session 53:

    Working Sets:

    A Squat 7
    0kg/154lbs x 8,8,8,28

    B Bench Press 50kg/110lbs x 8,8,8,15

    C1 Dips - 9, 7, 5, 5

    C2 Bench Dips
    - 23, 23, 19, 18

    C3 Sled Push 30kg x 2, 40kg x 2, 50kg x 2, 60kg x 2 circuits

    Quite humid at the gym today. By the time I got to 28 Squats on the fourth set I'd had enough. Legs would have been good for a few more reps but completely out of breath to continue.

    Bench was done by rep 15.

    Supersets of Dips, Bench Dips and Sled Push have me quite exhausted by the end.

    Scale weight 192.2lbs @ 28% bf.
     
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    Session 54:

    Working Sets:

    A Squat 75
    kg/165lbs x 8,8,8,26

    B Press 33.5kg/73.7lbs x 8,8,8,10

    C1 Chin-ups 8, 5, 5, 4

    C2 EZ-Bar Curls 16.5kg/30.8lbs 16, 16, 16

    Realised once I got into the Squat Rack that I'd left my belt in my gym bag. Back felt good though so carried on without going back to get it out of the locker. It was hot and humid again in the gym today. I'm struggling to get everything done including the Sled Push without my girlfriend having to wait for me so I dropped that today. Might do it only when she doesn't come to the gym. Squat was good. Once again it was overall fatigue that limited me to the 26 reps. Could really feel it in the Quads all the way through to the end of the Press. Press was good. Only an incremental increase in weight and on the last rep my legs were shaking. Super-setted Chin-ups and EZ-Bar Curls to round things off.

    Scale weight this morning 192.6lbs @ 27.1% bf.
     
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    Session 55:

    Working Sets:

    A Squat 8
    0kg/176lbs x 8,8,8,24

    B Bench Press 52.5kg/115.5lbs x 8,8,8,14

    C1 Dips - 10, 7, 6, 4

    C2 Bench Dips - 22, 20, 19, 18

    C3 Sled Push - 40kg x 2, 50kg x 2, 60kg x 2, 70kg x 2 circuits

    Remembered my belt today. Wore it on the working sets of Squats but wore it one setting looser than normal. Found that more comfortable when breathing heavily during the 4th set of Squats. Increased Bench by just 2.5kgs rather than the 5kg previous increase.

    My girlfriend was working late so I had a little extra time at the gym before she left work. Decided to fit in the Sled Push again. Was going to do just the 3 circuits but had an extra couple of minutes so chucked on an extra 10kgs for 2 extra circuits.

    Scale Weight 191.6lbs @ 26.4% bf.
     
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    Session 56:

    Working Sets:

    A Squat 85
    kg/187lbs x 8,8,8,22

    B Press 34.5kg/74.8lbs x 8,8,8,10

    C1 Chin-ups 8, 5, 4, 3

    C2 EZ-Bar Curls 19kg/41.8lbs 16, 16, 16

    Late to the gym today. Went to work for the morning then to a funeral in the afternoon. Girlfriend has a lot on a work so we had to go back and didn't leave until approx an hour later than usual.

    Squat is feeling heavy for that number of reps but feeling good about the number of reps I'm getting. Press felt a little easier than previous but I think that's due to a little extra rest between sets.

    Super-setted Chin-ups and Curls can really be felt in the forearms.

    Scale Weight 192.2lbs @ 28.7% bf.
     
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    Not a good week in terms of fitness.

    Went to the gym yesterday as usual, however, had visited my mother during the day to help with some DIY and ended up having an in depth discussion about money, inheritance (related to my father's death, four years past but only just completing the administration of his estate), my mothers plans etc. Ended up running late to meet my girlfriend at the gym. Both of us were a little irritable.

    I wasn't in the right frame of mind to lift and managed to tweak my back warming up for Squats with the bar only. How I managed to do so, I don't know. I went for a walk around town instead.

    I considered going to the gym today instead but back is still a little tight and I've been a little busy.

    I've got an enforced lay-off for the next week as I'm heading to Berlin in the morning until next Monday. Loads of things planned for the week:

    - Olympic Stadium Tour
    - Visit to Potsdam
    - Walking Tour
    - Visit to the Reichstag
    - Rammstein Concert
    - Museum visits
    - Many more

    I expect I'll do masses of walking and will return quite worn out.
     
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    Enjoy your time in Berlin. Hope your back is feeling better
     

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