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Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by PlainGreyT, May 25, 2009.

  1. PlainGreyT

    PlainGreyT Active Member

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    Can I live with you? :o
     
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    Seltzer Elite Member

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    In this regard you're in the same situation as any other college student who is about to graduate. Yes, for a determinate amount of time your mobility and other options will be limited, but after that you'll have much more latitude to move.
     
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    sure! we have a nice harry potter closet you could fit into if ya shrunk a couple inches. :D
     
  4. PlainGreyT

    PlainGreyT Active Member

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    Front Squats:
    1x5 30kg
    1x1, 1x2, 1x3 50kg

    Incline Press:
    1x5 60kg
    1x1, 1x2, 1x3, 1x4 40kg

    Recently when I go to the gym I get frustrated when I can't do the exercises I want to and just leave. I've no lectures next week so my goal is to fit in at least one morning workout where overcrowding won't be an issue
     
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    That would frustrate me to no end. I try to time my gym visits so that I avoid peak hours.
     
  6. PlainGreyT

    PlainGreyT Active Member

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    Once upon a time I'd just make the best of it but thats just another skill I seem to have lost. I even pushed back todays workout to as late as possible (10pm) but there was still a few lifters about

    Mornings are usually really quiet so some morning next week when I have a full belly and an empty gym I'll see what I can get done
     
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    Deadlift:
    1x5 60kg
    1x3 100kg
    1x1, 1x2, 1x3 120kg

    Bench Press:
    1x5 20kg
    1x5 40kg
    1x5 45kg
    1x1 1x2 2x3 50kg

    I've never pressed 50kg in my life but I could do it for reps today. Evidently being a cretinous slob has its upsides :dance:

    EDIT: Also I saw Zulu again over the weekend. What a movie :dreamy:
     
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    PlainGreyT Active Member

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    Thanks again everyone for the support - things are getting better in Niallytown. As I mentioned once I finish college and get work I'll start hitting the gym regularly

    As for now all I can really do is eat cheap calories and try not to forget what the inside of the gym looks like

    Squats:
    1x5 20kg
    1x5 40kg
    1x5 50kg
    1,2,3,2 55kg
     
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    My bench press seems to do well if I do it after squats or deads. Maybe I shouldn't have given up on starting strength so quickly

    Squats:
    1x5 40kg
    1x5 50kg
    1x5, 3x3 55kg

    Bench Press:
    1x1, 1x2, 6x3 50kg

    College is going well. I've handed in my last two projects on Wednesday so I'm now focused on the final exams and getting my dissertation finished
     
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    way to go pgt..... keep working hard and it'll soon be ovah!!! :tucool:
     
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    Hey Deja :wave:

    Yeah hopefully I'll do alright - once I'm settled after the exams I'll post up the some end of year strength goals for myself

    I should probably mess around with bodyshop some more also :o
     
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    I need to mess around more with bodyshop too. :o
     
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    My only problem with Bodyshop is that I have to post twice. I'll have to make up my mind sometime and decide which one to use.
     
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    I actually have an idea for a cool new feature for bodyshop (not the one I just posted downstair - thats just groundwork)

    The idea is kind of ready but I want to be able to present it properly which means a few more hours of work to make look good so I'll have it finished in a few days....

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    Leg Press:
    1x5 4 plates
    1x5 5 plates
    5x3 6 plates

    Bench Press:
    1x5, 1x6, 1x8 40kg
    1x3 50kg

    I actually had doms over the weekend over the 14 working rep squat session on Saturday :o
     
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    Deadlift:
    1,2,3,4,5,6 100kg

    DOMS my legs are affecting my sleep. I may need to start taking pain killers before bed.
     
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    Leg Press:
    1x5 4 plates
    1x5 5 plates
    5x5 6 plates

    I think I'm getting a cold or something. The leg press is coming along nicely

    My diet these days pretty much entirely consists of white bread, milk, eggs and cereal

    By the end of the year I want a 85kg squat, a 160kg deadlift, and a 60kg bench press.

    Historically speaking these would be a +5kg PR, an old PR and a 'never tried before' PR

    I guess these could be considered goals or something... :kickrock:
     
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    Squat:
    1x5 40kg
    1x5 45kg
    1x1, 2x3 50kg

    Incline Press:
    5x5 40kg

    I tried full squatting today since the free stand in front of the mirror was free and the racks were taken. Things didn't go as well as I though they would

    I'm going to switch back to box squats for a while just to keep my depth honest

    My pressing continues to go upward which is welcome considering my history of crap pressing strength
     
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    Deadlift:
    1x5 60kg
    1x3 100kg
    1x1 120kg
    1x1 130kg
    1x1 140kg
    1x1 145kg

    Considering my last 1rm attempt was a pitiful 130kg this is a good step forward

    I followed gaz's advice in Foley's journal and kept my hips from descending too much - I think it helped

    End of year goal: 1x1 160kg
     
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    Wooo! Nice pull buddy :tucool:
     
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    Thanks euan, its a little depressing working back to pulling something I pulled 18 months ago but I've only myself to blame for letting things slide
     

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