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#843

OG, I’m not jucing, but with those weights you’ve been lifting…


#844

Hammer curls w/50 is respectable


#845

Vitamin D ?


#846

Hmmmmm… vitamin D= 50lb hammer curls. I must need to up the intake!


#847

It could be the D3 vitamins, but I’ve always been able to do hammer curls with around 60s.


#848

4/12

machine seated rows 3 x 12 @ 90, 180, 270
machine pullovers 3 x 10 @ 120, 150, 180

dumbbell bench 3 x 12 w/45s, 60s, 70s
dips 3 x 8
machine standing flyes 3 x 12 @ about 150 (machine indicator read 325 but that can’t be right)

cable tricep extensions 3 x 12 @ 115, 115, 125

Didn’t eat enough yesterday, was dragging in gym.


#849

4/13

leg press 4 x 12 @ 135, 225, 315, 405

one arm cable rows 3 x 8 (each arm) @ 120, 140, 160
machine press 3 x 8 @ 90, 160, 180
machine, different angle press 3 x 8 @ 90, 160, 180

hammer curls 3 x 8 @ 45, 55, 60

Done for week.


#850

4/16

leg press 4 x 12 @ 135, 225, 315, 405 (in a rut here)
hamstring leg curls 3 x 8 @ 110

machine angled press 3 x 12 @ 90, 110, 160
another machine angled press 3 x 12 @ 90, 160,160

machine tricep pushdowns 3 x 8 @ around 110

Dr said Friday I was obese. Jeez, 252? Got to work on gut again.


#851

Tell him you don’t need that kind if negativity in your life!


#852

I’m big too. My mom used to say I was big boned. I think I just like to eat.


#853

What is obese? 30% or more? Are you lucky enough to have a Dr knows how to check or one that just uses the same old insurance charts.


#854

Under 30 something dr., probably using the old insurance charts. He didn’t tell me I was overweight, I read that on his computer printout as I was leaving. 38" jeans fit fine, but dr. shamed me into a diet for a few days. I did eat about 50+ dark chocolate eggs at Easter since the kids didn’t. Wife was appalled.

4/17

squats 1 x 8 @ 135, 1 x 6 @ 225, 1 x 5 @ 315

deadlifts 1 x 8 @ 135, 1 x 6 @ 225, 1 x 5 @ 315, 1 x 4 @ 335
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 245
standing cable pulldowns 3 x 8 @ 60, 70,60
good mornings 2 x 8 @ 135 (then I slightly pulled a hamstring.)

Ok workout.


#855

Looks like the deads are heading north !


#856

4/19
Was out of office all morning, early am workout as follows

machine rows 4 x 10 @ 90, 180, 270, 360
dumbbell bench 3 x 12 @ 45, 55, 70
dips 4 x 10
machine flyes 3 x 10 @ 120, 160, 210

cable curls 3 x 10 @ 95, 100, 110


#857

50+ dark chocolate!! Well. they say the dark chocolate is good for you. What are you doing your machine flyes on? The machine I use doesn’t even go that high.


#858

Now, that there is just some spurious BMI index conclusion. BMI will tell every lifter they are “Obese”. If you fit 38 inch jeans and squatting good weight, then you’re in great shape. Take that from Doctor stooge!

Your training inspires me.


#859

Thanks Stooge, I agree BMI index is misleading, but I’ve started eating a bit less.

Hel320, two different flye machines. Seated one w/stacked weight to about 250 (220 feels pretty high to me on that one). Other is standing cable machine surely w/mismarked stack weights since it registers 325 for my top weight. Pin in weight stack is sole adjustment I can find; only one list for the weights on the stack.

4/20

cable rows 3 x 12 @ 140, 160, 200
machine incline press 3 x 12 @ 90, 140, 160
different machine press 3 x 12 @ 90, 160, 180
machine pullovers 3 x 8 @ 140, 180, 230

cable curls 3 x 12 @ 95, 110, 135

Rather poor “Friday workout”.


#860

4/24

dumbbell bench 4 x 12 w/40s, 45s, 55s, 65s
dips 4 x 10
machine flyes 3 x 12 @ 120, 160, 180

SGHP 3 x 6 @ 135, 135, 155
machine press 4 x 12 @ 90, 140, 160, 180
shoulder machine pull downs 4 x 10 @ 90, 140, 190, 240

tricep machine pushdowns 3 x 10 w/about 110

This felt really good; never did chest and shoulders in same workout before. Read Paul Carter’s article from yesterday. Might try rest of it for awhile.


#861

Do you do your dips weighted? Pulldowns on push days?


#862

Bodyweight dips, and I think I made a mistake by doing the pull downs in that workout.