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#943

Reads like the gauntlet has been thrown…

I read recently that a really jacked guy warms up on shoulder days with 4 x 10.


#944

8/9 no gym. Lower back still hurts from deadlifts after 5 weeks off. Even so, I really like new gym’s rack pull cage, something I’ve missed for last 2 years.

Crippler, I managed to do 10 pretty ugly handstand pushups. Didn’t bother my back. I’ll try to keep doing these.


#945

Alright, I’m back in. Handstand pushups it is.


#946

8/10 old gym

barbell bench 1 x 10 @ 45, 2 x 10 @ 55
cable flyes 3 x 10 @ about 130

seated machine presses 3 x 10 @ 90, 110, 130
another machine press, different angle, 3x 10 @ 90, 110, 130
lateral raises 3 x 10 20, 25, 25

Truly sore to the core today but back is now fine.


#947

ut oh, the boys are playing handstand again!


#948

Yep. I’m making a run at them tomorrow.


#949

I just knocked out seven.


#950

Boys will be boys.


#951

8/13
Saturday 10 handstand pushups
Sunday 10 more, (better form) 50 regular pushups,
three about 75 foot farmers’ walks w/110 each hand
2 x 5 pullups

today new gym (empty at 6:15 am)

rack deads 2 x 10 @ 135, 225, 1 x 5 @ 315, 1 @ 355, 335
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 235
good mornings, bar only, about 15
hamstring work on a really great apparatus, about 45

Feeling stronger


#952

Adequate workout. The barbell rows with 235 x 10 is notable.


#953

hel 320, barbell rows really help deadlifts.

8/14 old gym

dumbbell benches 4 x 10 w/ 30s, 50s, 60s, 70s
dips 3 x 10
cable flyes 3 x 10 @ about 140, 160, 170 (weight calibration on machine’s anyone’s guess)

machine presses 3 x 10 @ 65, 65, 80
another machine press 3 x 10 @ 90, 110, 110


#954

8/16 new gym

good mornings 3 x 15, empty bar, then 95, 115
rack deads 2 x 10 @ 135, 225, 1 x 8 @ 315
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 225
hyperextensions 3 x 15

safety bar squats 3 x 10 @ empty bar, 25s, 35s ( bar weight ?, just heavier)

hammer curls 3 x 10 w/25s, 30s, 35s

Great equipment.


#955

Is this at 0500?


#956

Yes. I’m only one there. I was still the only one there on Monday at 6. The other 34 guys must lift after 8 am or in afternoon; this gym is well used.

safety bar weighs 65 lbs. So squats today were 120, 135. Different feel.


#957

8/17 old gym

bench press machine 3 x 8 @ 170, 200, 200

cable flyes 3 x 10 @ 220 calibration on machine, seems wrong

hammer curls 3 x 10 @ 34, 40, 40

Insufficient food/carbs yesterday = today’s workout. Upper back sore.


#958

Nice… a private gym ! I would love to try a safety bar squat…


#959

OG, safety bar squat is interesting. Can’t use as much weight, yet.

Saturday 10 handstand pushups

8/20 old gym

ssb squats 3 x 10 @ 155, 155, 205

rack pulls 4 x 5 @ 135, 225, 315, 335 1 x 1/4 @ 365
dumbbell rows 3 x 8 w/60s, 70s, 80s

60 hiper extensions


#960

8/21 regular gym

machine bench press 3 x 10 @ 150, 200, 230
dips 3 x 10
cable flyes 3 x 10 up to about 75 each arm

OHP 3 x 8 @ 95
dumbbell high pulls 3 x 10 w/ 25s, 40s, 45s
machine press 3 x 10 @ 90, 110, 110

preacher bench 3 x 8 @ 90


#961

8/22 no gym

10 handstand pushups, adequate form
1 x 50 pushups

If I can just make myself do handstand pushups several times a week I think I could substitute those for a good shoulder workout. Crippler needs to push me.


#962

I was thinking of adding them to my conditioning nights as a something I do at the end.