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#367953 - 01/29/08 01:36 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: MattJ]
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Sorry for the 'vacation'. I've been real busy at work over the last 8 months... I checked in from time to time but have not seen anything I could comment on with conviction until now.... I'll try and be a better member... I promise.
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#367954 - 01/29/08 03:33 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: wiggy]
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Quote:

Good work... I like the fact that you changed up some of your routine from last month... That is the key to strength training (alternating your exercises)... I like the use of your body weight as resistance but would like to suggest use of dumbbells instead of barbells when able. It tends to work the core stabilizing muscle groups a lot better and carry over into function more than use of barbells....

Keep it up!




I also like to use dumbbells over barbells in most cases. I've tried using DB's for romanian deadlifts and shrugs before, but I don't like how bulky the dumbbells are when doing these exercises (I would be using 25lb plates, which are quite large for dumbbells).

Thanks for the posts guys. I was starting to think that no one would ever comment of give suggestions
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#367955 - 01/29/08 03:44 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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could be a sign that your doing everything right lol

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#367956 - 01/29/08 03:56 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: Aesir]
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Haha, I doubt that . I need to start eating a little cleaner and not missing days. I'd also like to eat more in the mornings, but my class schedule kind of ruins that. I'll look for a solution in these next couple of days...

Going to my friend's house later to do a leg workout; he needs my help to spot him today. Kinda sucks how his basement ceiling is so low that I have to duck my head as I walk. I find small gaps to stand up straight to do deadlifts, but I get paranoid that I'm going to hit my head as I come up, which hindered my performance last time I was there. I'll make sure to find a nice spot today and try to leave my worries at the door. Trying 245 conv. DL today . With an increase of 5 lbs, I'm pretty sure the only thing that would hold me back would be my mind.

Goal: 7 reps Ideal: 8 reps
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#367957 - 01/29/08 04:38 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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"I also like to use dumbbells over barbells in most cases. I've tried using DB's for romanian deadlifts and shrugs before, but I don't like how bulky the dumbbells are when doing these exercises "... I understand and agree they can be cumbersome... The other component to your training (use of body weight) addresses some of these issues.

Another consideration is to use Lou Ferigno's (spelling?) approach which was light weight and extremely slow movement.... WOW WHAT SORENESS!!!!

Keep it going but know when you have reached your target as strength training will improve your strength but eventually lose your flexibility if not monitored.
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#367958 - 01/29/08 09:06 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: wiggy]
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01-29-08

Lower Body

Conventional Deadlifts
--A.9 x 205lbs.
--B.8 x 220lbs.
--C.8 x 235lbs.
--D.9 x 245lbs.

Romanian Deadlifts
--A.8 x 180lbs.
--B.8 x 190lbs.
--C.9 x 200lbs.

Reflection: Miscounted on both final sets . It worked out for the better as I got more reps. Maybe that tells me that I'm not pushing myself as hard as I could on the first few sets...

By the way, Wiggy, I train mainly for hypertrophy, not strength. The reps are high enough for hypertrophy, but are also low enough for a person with a fast metabolism, at only 160 lbs at 6' 2"
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#367959 - 01/30/08 01:15 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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"I train mainly for hypertrophy, not strength"

I don't want to tell you how to train as your body knows you better than I do. But it doesn't look like you are optimally training for Hypertrophy. For that you would do 1-6 reps with max weight... Regardless, monitor your flexibility and have a good spotter!
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#367960 - 01/30/08 02:53 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: wiggy]
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Cord gave me the rep scheme and training program when I asked for a mass-building regime. I am still very flexible, even after my hamstrings are sore as hell after romanian deadlifts
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#367961 - 01/31/08 07:44 AM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
wiggy Offline
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Well Cord does know his stuff. So if it is working well for you, just ignore me while I go back to my corner.
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#367962 - 02/01/08 06:18 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: wiggy]
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01-31-08

Upper Body

I. Weighted Dips
--A.8 x 25lbs.
--B.8 x 28lbs.
--C.9 x 30lbs.
--D.7 x 35lbs.

II. Chin-ups (supinated grip)
--A.8 x BW
--B.8 x BW
--C.6 x BW
--D.6 x BW

III. Standing DB Press
--A.8 x 35's
--B.6 x 35's
--C.5 x 35's

Reflection: Running late on time and was pumped like crazy so I skipped shrugs today. I was so pumped after dips/chin-ups that I could hardly lock out on DB press and could not touch my shoulder with the same arm. OKAY workout...better next time. Dips are coming along nicely
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