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#195714 - 10/25/05 03:06 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: JasonM]
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Registered: 05/10/05
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Loc: UK, Brighton
oh hehe I meant 4:05

Tuesday 25th October 2005
Upper Body Day
Start Time: 4:55
End Time: 5:45
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Bench Press (4*8)
1 @ 70kg
3 @ 60kg

Tricep Dip(4*8)
4 @ 12kg

Seated Row (4*8)
4 @ 65kg

Bicep Curl (4*8)
2 @ 14kg
2 @ 12kg

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Comments: that session really blasted my biceps, so I guess that can only be a good thing! I'm not going to increase the weight on the seated row yet, I'm going to work on getting it further back. I'll increase the tricep dip to 14kg, although I must admit I found today's pretty intense. We'll see how things go there.

Finally, I'll try really hard to get 2 sets at 70kg next week
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#195715 - 10/28/05 12:22 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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Loc: UK, Brighton
Friday 28th October 2005
Lower Body Day
Start Time: 3:35
End Time: 4:35
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Squat (5/6)
4 @ 120kg
1 @ 120kg

Calf Raise(4*8)
4 @ 20kg

Ab Crunchy(5*8)
5 @ 16kg

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Comments: I'm pretty chuffed with the squats. I'm gonna increase the crunchies by 2kg, and the calf raises by 2kg also. I did TKD training on Wednesday and Thursday, could really feel the gym sessions
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#195716 - 10/29/05 01:17 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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Saturday 29th October 2005
Upper Body Day
Start Time: 3:45
End Time: 4:35
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Bench Press(4*8)
2 @ 70kg
2 @ 60kg

Tricep Dip(4*8)
4 @ 12kg

Seated Row(4*8)
4 @ 65kg

Bicep Curl(4*8)
3 @ 14kg
1 @ 12kg

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Comments: Woohoo!!! I got to 2 bench presses at 70kg . Feeling great (if achey) now! I may drop the weight on Seated Row to 60kg, I want to get a greater range of movement. The Tricep Dips really killed after the bench press, so I'll keep them the same.

Life is gooood
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#195717 - 10/31/05 04:04 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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Monday 31st October 2005
Lower Body Day
Start Time: 5:05
End Time: 6:05
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Squat(5*6)
5 @ 120kg

Calf Raise(4*8)
4 @ 22kg

Ab Crunchy(5*8)
5 @ 16kg

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Comments: I got 5 at 120kg on the squat!!! I am well chuffed. I'll keep the weight there for the next couple of weeks, then hopefully I'll be able to push up to 130kg.

I also have a question: it's probably going to take me an hour or so every lower body session. Is the calf raise really neccessary... I mean, does the squat to that bit. I don't think it does, but just thought I'd check. My other question is whether it matters that I'm spending an hour in there; I mean, I tend to hear that you should keep it to about 45 mins, but the squat alone takes 35 minutes!

Cheers for any responses...
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#195718 - 10/31/05 06:25 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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I also have a question: it's probably going to take me an hour or so every lower body session. Is the calf raise really neccessary... I mean, does the squat to that bit. I don't think it does, but just thought I'd check.




I believe calf raises are necessary. Did you know that calf implants are the second most implant requested for men beside the pecs? Calves are a hard muscle to build but you have to work at them. Some people could work these forever and they would not look much bigger but I'd rather work them then have two scrawny calves and two large thighs and larger upper body.

Don't worry about the time. The more you do it the less time it will take.

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My other question is whether it matters that I'm spending an hour in there; I mean, I tend to hear that you should keep it to about 45 mins, but the squat alone takes 35 minutes!




Again don't worry about the time. I used to and then I started not focusing on the job at hand but rather finishing up faster. Then from there I started minimizing my workout to fit this time and wasn't getting as good or as quality of a workout that I should have.

Those times can be good and can be bad. Don't focus so much on this until you get to a point that you are not getting any gains and you've exhausted every other reason why.

One thing I've learned since being injuried and coming back is to value the time working out. Things that took me 45 minutes now can take 1.5 to 2 hours and I'm still getting gains ... though they are slowing now. However long it takes to do the job right is how long it takes. Make sure you keep hydrated and follow up after the workout with protein to minimize corisol affects. Don't look at the clock unless between sets you are taking up too much time. Listen to your body to let you know when you are ready to pick up the weights again. And remember, we all are different ... growing, recovery, etc. Don't worry about the average time people say ... worry about you.

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#195719 - 11/01/05 01:59 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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Loc: UK, Brighton
1st November 2005
Lower Body Day
Start Time: 4:25
End Time: 5:10
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Bench Press(4*8)
1 @ 70kg
3 @ 60kg

Tricep Dip(4*8)
4 @ 12kg

Seated Row(4*8)
4 @ 70kg

Bicep Curl (4*8)
2 @ 14kg
2 @ 12kg

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Comments: Didn't feel so great today, bit of a stomach ache. Probably just a 24 hour thing, and I continued anyway. Feeling relatively good now. I'm getting happier and happier with the seated row, can really feel it working those lats.

Dereck, thanks for the feedback. I'll definitely not drop it now, and I'm glad to hear that time isn't such an important issue. I hadn't got to the stage where I was trying to rush through the workout yet, but I can see that it might have ended up there. So, cheers

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#195720 - 11/01/05 02:21 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 270
Loc: England, west midlands
my calves grow fine enough for me , atm my legs to me are nice and proportionate, 18 1/2 inch thighs 14inch calves

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#195721 - 11/04/05 04:00 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1403
Loc: UK, Brighton
04/11/05
Lower Body Day
Start Time: 3:15
End Time: 4:20
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Squat(5*6)
5 @ 120kg

Calf Raise (4*8)
4 @ 22kg

Ab Crunchy (5*8)
5 @ 18kg

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Comments: Well, I managed the five squats at 120kg again. I'll stick to that weight for another session at least though - no sense in getting ahead of myself, and I can still really feel the exercise. It's all going pretty well really... except for my current binge on dark chocolate (no dairy ). But I can live with that, I'm eating pretty healthily otherwise.

Oh, and I should point out that this workout was earlier than usual - my history teacher was away, so I thought I'd go an hour earlier Actually, I'm pretty darn tired right now; I do 5 AS levels (Cord knows what I'm talking about ), so I work a lot.

Finally, and most importantly, I'm giving up my Taekwon-do for a bit. Last night I realised that I wasn't enjoying the sessions anymore - I was just going out of duty. I've decided that I'm better off going down to the gym on my TKD days and doing some cardio instead, since I actually enjoy this. It may be that, in a couple of months, I decide I want to start going to TKD classes again - I'll certainly keep practicing technique-wise. But I don't think there'a any point in doing something half-heartedly.

So, what do you guys think I should do on my cardio day? I was thinking of doing:

15 mins cross-trainer
15 mins bike ride
15 mins rowing

Notice that I break up the cardio into 3 different 15 minute parts. That's so I can take 5-10 mins out after each one, make sure I don't go catabolic, and allow me to up the intensity. So whaddya think? I look forward to responses, if anyone actually reads my ramblings anymore...
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#195722 - 11/04/05 04:19 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
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Loc: Great White North
Quote:

So whaddya think? I look forward to responses, if anyone actually reads my ramblings anymore...




First ... I read your threads because you are keeping track of things such as I do. This is the only true way that you will know if you are improving ... and when you are not you can at least look back. Keep up the good work.

Unfortunately I'm no expert on cardio. It looks okay but the only true way is to try it and adapt yourself or the plan to best suit "you".

Taking a break from TKD ... I hear you. I did for a short period myself a while back and it was for the good. Unfortuantely when I came back I injured myself royally which has made me take a break. I stop in and talk ... take a few easy classes here and there ... take classes that I know won't hurt me. Breaks can be good sometimes.

Keep doing what you are doing and enjoy.

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#195723 - 11/05/05 12:52 PM Re: Tim's Workout Journal [Re: TimBlack]
TimBlack Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1403
Loc: UK, Brighton
Saturday 5th November 2005
Upper Body Day
Start Time: 3:45
End Time: 4:40
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Bench Press (4*8)
1 @ 70kg
3 @ 60kg

Tricep Dip (4*8)
4 @ 12kg

Seated Row (4*8)
1 @ 70kg
3 @ 75kg

Bicep Curl (4*8)
3 @ 14kg
1 @ 12kg

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Comments: I've just realised that I forgot entirely to ever mention that my bench presses are wide-grip, for extra chest hitting power... So now you know

Pretty good session, I'll be sticking with 75kg on the seated row, and concentrate on getting a great range of motion. Likewise with the bicep curl. Only problem is, I'm too tired to go out on fireworks night now

Thanks for the feedback Dereck, I like to keep records of stuff anyway, so putting it up here's no big deal. I'll see how things go with the cardio sessions, maybe at some point I'll put in running as opposed to rowing, or something like that. I feel I should do running, but treadmills always seem to hurt my calfs (remember I posted about that a few months ago? Haven't been on a treadmill since )
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