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#903

I understand doing a lot of them (3 x 10 per day or more) can cause elbow/shoulder problems. I’m probably going to start using rings for pullups.

You’re a heck of a lot stronger than 4 or 5 pullups. They’re also good for handstand pushup strength.


#904

6/5
just 1 x 12 garage pullups


#905

6/6
evening garage pullups 1 x 12

deadlifts 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 6 @ 225, 1 x 3 @ 275, 1 @ 315
standing lat pulldowns 3 x 10 @ 50, 70, 70
hammer machine rows 4 x10 @ 90, 180, 270, 360
good mornings 3 x 10 @ 135

Getting used to daily pullups; thinking about adding weight to them. Shook a bit on the last deadlift which I attribute to low carbs.


#906

6/7
evening garage pullups 1 x 14

Workout today is 6 hours of depositions.


#907

zerchers would be better!


#908

You feel you’re getting a benefit from doing the pullups everyday? Have done the same exercise daily since back in my pt military days.


#909

6/8
Usual pullups 1 x 14. Hel320, so far only noticed biceps feel harder, and traps “greet me” upon awaking daily. No pt in my Navy days, but I practically lived in the base’s weight room for 2 years (mid 20s in reserves). I do like my Titan fitness bar’s hand position variety.

squats 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 245
leg press 3 x 10 @ 225, 315, 405
lying leg curls 3 x 10 @ 110, 125, 140
machine calf raises 3 x 10 @ 245

Forgot front squats; probably ketosis effect. 6 lbs down, goal is 240ish. Easy diet, no booze. I find myself buying expensive liquor and looking at the bottles.


#910

6/11
skipped pullups over weekend. Got lazy

dumbbell bench 3 x 10 @ 40, 65, 80
dips 3 x 10
machine flyes 3 x 10 @ 120, 150, 170

SGHP 2 x 6 @ 135, 1 x 8 @135
machine angled shoulder press 3 x 10 @ 90, 140, 160
another machine press 3 x 8 @ 90, 110, 110

Replaced rotted windowsill on rent house Saturday, sweat galore, flopped on couch afterward. Workout suffered from excessive laziness.


#911

6/12

no pullups, got home late

deadlifts 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 6 @ 225, 1x 4 @ 295, 1 x 3 @ 335, 1/2 @ 345 (strong one half, no shaking, lower back needs strengthening)
good mornings 3 x 10 @ 135
standing cable pulldowns 3 x 10 @ 40, 50, 70
hammer machine rows 3 x 10 @ 180, 270, 360 (crowded in barbell row area)

335 deadlift a l m o s t effortless. Good mornings and heavy rows have benefited my deadlifting. May repeat this week.


#912

Here comes the 405 train !!


#913

^ I wish. You’re more likely than me.


#914

6/13
missed pullups again yesterday evening.

pushups 2 x 50


#915

6/16
garage pullups 1 x 12, also 50 pushups

squats 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 275, 1 x 12 @ 245
smith machine front squats 3 x 10 @ 135, 155, 175
leg presses 3 x 10 @ 225, 315, 405
standing calf raises 3 x 10 @ 275

Legs feel fine. I’ve decided not to do pullups daily, just about 3/4 times weekly. Looking at some rings presently to avoid any elbow problems.


#916

Rings are awesome!


#917

6/15

1 x 12 pullups

dumbbell benches 3 x 10 @ 40, 60, 85
dips 3 x 10
machine flyes 3 x 10 @ 110, 150, 175

machine seated presses 3 x 10 @ 90, 110, 130
another machine seated press 3 x 10 @ 180, 200, 200
yet another machine, pulldowns vice presses 3 x 10 @ 90, 140, 160


#918

Looking strong Mr Biker. I had to stop doing so many pull-ups for awhile as well. It was killing my elbows.


#919

6/18

Sunday’s pullups 3 x 10 (NHLFTR, try rings? I’ve read they let elbows adjust to pullups)

deadlifts 3 x 8 @ 135, 225, 275
hammer machine rows 3 x 10 @ 90, 180, 270 (oddly, 360 was a nogo)
standing pulldowns 3 x 10 @ 55

Despite ketosis diet lower energy, I remembered to tighten my core for first time before 3rd deadlift set and it was easy.

Going to remember that.

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#920

6/19

front squats 3 x 8 @ 135, 155, 155
leg press 4 x 10 @ 135, 225, 315, 405
lying leg curls 3 x 10 @ 110, 140, 140
standing calf raises 3 x 10 @ 275

1 x 50 pushups afterwards

Forgot to fix bedside clock after yesterday’s power failure, so I drove into an empty gym parking lot before noticing it was 2:15 am. Went home, fixed clock, and slept till 5:30.


#921

6/20

10 pullups, last evening

today pushups 2 x 50


#922

6/21

pullups 2 x 10

Went to gym, really, really bad workout. Some bench presses, stopped at 175 when shoulder began hurting. That and just tired made me stop.