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#368023 - 05/15/08 10:58 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 466
Loc: NY
Looking back, I'm very disappointed with my behavior over the past several months. I have limited my potential by being lazy and inconsistant, and I won't allow myself to do this any longer. I've had mediocre gains since early last fall because of this, and I'm not going to let myself become this "occasional lifter."

While still maintaining a normal lifestyle, I am going to train as hard and focused as I did last summer, if not even more intense. However, this time around, I won't give up after the summer. I'm mature enough to be committed to something and stick with a schedule, and I remember how much I used to look forward to and enjoy my workouts. I'm definitely sure that I can start to feel this way again with my current routine, and that is sure as hell what I'm going to do. I'm ready to prove to myself, and whoever's watching here , that I can go above and beyond, reaching any goals I reach for.

No more lolly-gagging around anymore.


Edited by THEGENERAL (05/15/08 11:00 PM)
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#368024 - 05/17/08 07:00 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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Loc: NY
After almost hurting my wrists during clean to front squats today, I'm now certain that I need to join a gym. I'm going to look around for the one most suitable for me and buy a 2-months subscription tomorrow. I'll only need 2 months because I'm going away to college late August and they have a few nice, big facilities that I'll be using most of next year.

If for some reason anyone knows of any really good gyms in Suffolk, Long Island, please post here


Edited by THEGENERAL (05/17/08 07:03 PM)
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#368025 - 05/18/08 02:13 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 466
Loc: NY
05-17-08

Lower Body

I. Clean to Front Squats
--A.9 x 135lbs
--B.7 x 145lbs
--C.7 x 150lbs

II. Overhead Squats
--A.8 x 90lbs
--B.8 x 95lbs
--C.8 x 100lbs
--D.6 x 105lbs

III. Weighted Crunches (decline)
--A.12 x 30lbs
--B.10 x 36lbs
--C.10 x 36lbs
--D.8 x 40lbs

Comments: This was the last straw, making me realize I need to join a gym immediately. There's too much risk in trying to barbell clean without proper training from an instructor. OH squats and crunches were nice, though
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#368026 - 05/18/08 02:18 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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Posts: 466
Loc: NY
My brother has a membership to a local gym, called Energy. I'm going to pay him for 2 months and I already called the gym and they said that I can simply transfer the membership into my name when I go down there. I'm going to go there today and transfer the membership and do my upper body workout.

Cord, banking on the fact that the gym has everything any other no-nonsense gym would have, which I will confirm later after I go there, would barbell back squats, overhead squats, and weighted crunches be good exercises for my leg day?
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#368027 - 05/18/08 02:49 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
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Went there today and there was only one girl there, who was unable to do the transaction, but I left my info and I'm going to do it tomorrow.

I could've worked out there, but they were closing in 30 mins . It was small, but from the looks of it, it looked pretty good. I saw the large dumbbell rack, some power racks, benches, etc.
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#368028 - 05/19/08 09:51 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
THEGENERAL Offline
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 466
Loc: NY
05-19-08

Upper Body

I. Incline Dumbbell Press
--A.10 x 45's
--B.9 x 50's
--C.8 x 55's
--D.5 x 55's

II. Chin-ups
--A.9 x BW (pronated)
--B.7 x BW (supine)
--C.5 x BW (hammer)

III. Standing Barbell Military Press
--A.8 x 85lbs
--B.6 x 90lbs
--C.4 x 90lbs

IV. Shrugs
--A.10 x 245lbs
--B.8 x 255lbs
--C.8 x 265lbs

Comments: Joined Energy Fitness Gym today. I went around 8:00pm and finished around 8:45pm, which is unusual for me. It's a really small gym, but it has everything I could need, as I don't use machines at all. It only took me 45mins total, and I was new to the gym and had to sign up first. The convienience of the equipment compared to my home setup is 10x better; I can just pick up any pair of dumbbells I like, which I should hardly ever have a problem with waiting for a pair, since mostly older people who don't use the heavy weights I do go there. There's only one power rack, along with a separate smith machine, but I didn't have to wait for it to do my military press and shrugs. If I wanted to, I could set the safety bars to the bottom pin, which would fix my deadlift problem.

It wasn't crowded at all, and being a monday night, how much more crowded can it get on a weekday? I'm thinking of only working out during the week so that I won't have to worry about it being crowded during the shorter weekend hours.

Overall it's a nice gym with a friendly atmosphere and I'm glad I joined. I swear 75% of the people were 35+ years old and had a trainer teaching them isolation movements.

I should start to improve on chin-ups and military press soon

BTW, Cord , please read a few posts back asking about my leg day...
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#368029 - 05/21/08 09:15 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
THEGENERAL Offline
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 466
Loc: NY
05-21-08

Lower Body

I. Front Squats
--A.8 x 135lbs
--B.8 x 145lbs
--C.7 x 155lbs
--C.7 x 160lbs

II. Overhead Squats
--A.8 x 95lbs
--B.8 x 95lbs
--C.5 x 95lbs (drop)

III. Weighted Crunches (decline)
--A.10 x 35lbs
--B.8 x 40lbs
--C.8 x 40lbs
--D.8 x 40lbs

Comments: Great form on front squats! First time using a rack besides at Powerhouses' house. Felt great and can't wait to up the poundage! Overhead squats were a different story...wasn't used to the larger width of the bar, and I didn't bring gloves, so it was tough to grip - I'm used to using a standard bar. Next time I'll remember to bring gloves or look for a standard bar.

I really like the gym so far. It has a great feeling to it and it's never crowded when I go; mainly because I go late, around 7:45pm.
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#368030 - 05/24/08 06:17 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
THEGENERAL Offline
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 466
Loc: NY
05-24-08

Upper Body

I. Incline DB Press
--A.9 x 50's
--B.9 x 55's
--C.7 x 55's
--D.4 x 60's

II. Chin-ups
--A.8 x BW (pronated)
--B.7 x BW (pronated)
--C.6 x BW (supinated)
--D.5 x BW (supinated)

III. Military Press
--A.8 x 85lbs
--B.8 x 85lbs
--C.5 x 95lbs

IV. Shrugs
--A.8 x 250lbs
--B.8 x 260lbs
--C.7 x 270lbs

Comments: Good workout, keeping up the pace. Grip was failing on end of 3rd shrug set.
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#368031 - 05/31/08 05:10 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
THEGENERAL Offline
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 466
Loc: NY
05-26-08

Lower Body

I. Romanian Deadlifts
--A.8 x 165lbs
--B.8 x 175lbs
--C.8 x 185lbs

II. Weighted Crunches
--A.12 x 35lbs
--B.10 x 40lbs
--C.10 x 40lbs
--D.8 x 45lbs

Comments: Gym closed at 3pm today because of the holiday and I didn't get to make it there. Kept it easy in my garage.
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#368032 - 05/31/08 05:14 PM Re: THEGENERAL'S New Training Log [Re: THEGENERAL]
THEGENERAL Offline
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 466
Loc: NY
05-29-08

Upper Body

I. Incline Dumbbell Press
--A.8 x 55's
--B.6 x 55's
--C.6 x 55's
--D.2 x 60's

II. Chin-ups (supinated with a wider grip)
--A.10 x BW
--B.7 x BW
--C.6 x BW
--D.5 x BW

III. Seated DB Overhead Press
--A.10 x 35's
--B.7 x 40's
--C.6 x 40's

IV. Shrugs
--A.8 x 255lbs
--B.7 x 265lbs
--C.5 + 3 x 275lbs

Comments: Good workout. On the last set of incline bench press it took so much out of me just to get the first rep up which set me up for a failed set. Next time I'll remember to use my momentum for the first rep and just not count it. Chin-up grip felt great. OH press was nice and I feel more comfortable sitting down. I was losing my grip on shrugs so on the last set I put the weight down and quickly picked it back up to finish the set.
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