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Mischief and Mayhem


Deployed to the desert. Now is as good a time as ever for a solid transition.

27 April 11 (Yesterdays Workout)
Deadlifts: 1 set, 30 reps - 135lbs Broken set
Squats: 1 set, 50 reps - 135lbs, Broken set
Barbell Curls: 1 set, 50 reps - 45lbs, Broken set
Close-Grip Bench: 1 set, 50 reps - 95lbs, Broken set
Dumbbell Pullovers: 1 set, 50 reps - 25lbs, Broken set
Chin-ups: 1 set, 30 reps, Broken set
Barbell Rows: 1 set, 50 reps - 45lbs, Broken set (Used a stupid contraption cause I couldn't get my hands on a spare barbell)

28 April 11 (Todays Workout)
Decline Situps: 1 set, 50 reps, Broken set
Leg Raises: 1 set, 50 reps, Broken set


29 April 11
Deadlifts: 1 set, 20 reps - 185lbs
Close Grip Pushups: 1 set, 50 reps
Cleans: 1 set, 20 reps - 95lbs
Barbell Rows: 1 set, 20 reps - 95lbs
Barbell Overhead Press: 1 set, 20 reps - 95 lbs
Squats: 1 set, 20 reps - 185lbs


6 May 11
Dips: 25 Reps @ 45#
Squats: 25 Reps @ 225#
Benchpress: 25 Reps @ 185#
Overhead Press: 25 Reps @ 95#
Dips: 25 Reps @ 45#


This protein is kicking the shit out of me (in a port-a-pooper-kind-of-literal-sense). Despite shoveling this crap into my body, I have yet to see any significant improvements, although it's grossly possible that I'm just an impatient son of a bitch. The latter seems most logical.

Must lift more, faster.

Side Note: I needz ta git ma body fats taken. I have no clue where I currently stand, but it's something I need to keep track of as I progress through bulking. Obviously after I hit my goal I need to kill off some/most of that unsightly fat. Also need to get a before picture up so I can lulz at myself in the future.

Post Workout update to follow later today.

...the fat baby has spoken.


9 May 11
Pullups: 25 Reps
Deadlifts: 25 Reps @ 205#
Cleans: 25 Reps @ 115#
Barbell Rows: 25 Reps @ 115#
Pullups: 0 Reps (I was supposed to do another 25)

Fuck-knucles in his super-moto nut hugging shorts got in my way while I was A)Trying to deadlift and B)Trying to clean. Hindered my ability to keep a solid pace. Pissed me off.


10 May 11
Dips: 25 Reps @ 45#
Squats: 25 Reps @ 185#
Benchpress: 25 Reps @ 155#
Overhead Press: 25 Reps @ 105#
Dips: 25 Reps @ 45#

Dragged serious ass today. Too many energy drinks before my workout probably took me out of my game. I should've put up at least 225# on the squats and 185# on the bench. I'll make up for this failure on Friday. Between yesterday's workout and today's - I make my insides cry in self pity.


12 May 11
Feeler Set: 1x5 @ 205
Working Set: 3x5 @ 245

Feeler Set: 1x5 @ 135
Working Set: 3X5 @ 185

Feeler Set: 1x5 @ 225
Working Set: 1x5 @ 275

Pullups: 2x10 @ BW 25#

Someone pointed out I was basically doing SS with more reps and mixed the lifts around a bit...so...screw it...SS it is. I hate rest days though. =\ I get too antsy.


Not even a full 24 hours has passed and I'm already loosing my mind about not going to the gym today...
cosidering 5-day split to kill downtime.


13 May 11
Dumbbell Curls: 3x10 @ 40#
Reverse Curls: 3x10 @ Unloaded Barbell
Chinups: 3x10 @ BW 25#
Tricep Pushdown: 4x10 @ ??? 80#?
Dips: 4x10 @ BW 45#

14 May 11
Squats: 3x10 @ 205
Lunges: 3x10(each leg) @ 50# (two 25# plates held in the racked position)
Hamstring Curls 3x10(each leg) @ 35#
Calf Raises: 3x25 @ 45# (used a weight belt and hung a 45# plate between my legs)


15 May 11
Incline Bench: 4x10 @ 135#
Flat Dumbbell Bench: 4x10 @ 50#
Inclinde Dumbbell Flys: 4x10 @ 25#
Pushups (feet elevated): 4x15

Flutter kicks (or scissor kicks): 4x15
Hello Dollies: 4x15

Six Inches: 4x30seconds (30 second rest)
Cable Crunches: 2x20: @ 100#

I went to warm up using the 135#, but my left shoulder got a shooting pain immediately after the first rep. I took it easy on my shoulder today. ??? Front of the shoulder and the pain shoots from the collar bone area to (or from) my joint. Odd. A little pissed about it, but no sense it getting worked up over it. I'll just stretch the fuck out of it next time.

Felt awesome about the ab portion of my workout. Flutter kicks and Hello Dollies are a Marine Corps staple in PT sessions. A common torture method during an especially rigorous session would include 20 flutter kicks supersetted with an equal number of Hello Dollies without resting your feet on the deck. I took the time to practice "Six Inches", which is the starting position for both movements. I simply laid flat on the ground with my hands palm down under my hips and held my feet 'six inches' above the ground for 30 seconds with 30 seconds rest. This is also a common meathod of instilling some pain in junior Marines.

Seriously though, WTF shoulder?!


16 May 11
Reverse Grip Bentover Rows
One arm Dumbbell Rows
Reverse Flys

17 May 11
Military Press
Upright Rows
Lateral Raises
Front Raises

18 May 11
Dumbbell Curls
Barbell Reverse Curls
Tricep Pushdown
Close Grip Benchpress

19 May 11
Leg Curls

Input weight and notes later. Tired.


This has certainly not become a respectable training log as I had initially anticpated. More of a post-whenever-the-fuck I feel like it-log.