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The Eternal Beginner's Training Log


#1

I’m going to be using this platform for 2 reasons. First, i think it’ll help me stay on track since I’ll be updating the training log for everyone to see. Second, if there are any other late 40s “eternal beginners” out there they might draw some inspiration from it. For background information, I’m following the programs in the book by Alwyn Cosgrove and Lou Schuler titled “The New Rules of Lifitng.” In it, they offer year long programs for lifters fitting 4 different profiles. I fit the guy who jumps from program to program, hence “the eternal beginner” moniker.

10/5/16
Break In Routine “A”

Squat:
115 x 15
135 x 15

DB Static Lunge:
25’s x 15
25’s x 15

BB Row:
65 x 15
65 x 15

Cable Row:
70 x 15
70 x 15

Pushup:
0 x 15
0 x 12

EZ Bar Curl:
55 x 15
55 x 12

Pushdown:
40 x 15
40 x 15

Crunch:
0 x 20
0 x 20


#2

10/8/16

Deadlift:
155 x 15
155 x 15
155x 11/12-14/15
(Grip failed at 11 & 14)

DB Step Up:
25 x 15
25 x 15
25 x 15

Close grip pulldown:
70 x 15
70 x 15
70 x 15

Med/wide pulldown
70 x 15
70 x 12

DB Curl
25 x 12
25 x 12

Pushdown
40 x 15
40 x 15


#3

10/9/16

Cardio:

Treadmill
3.5 mph
6% incline
35:00


#4

10/10

Squat
135x15
145x15
155x15

DB Static lunge
30x12
30x12
30x12

Cable row
70x15
70x15
70x15

Reverse grip pulldown
70x15
70x15
70x15

External rotation (rotator cuff)
5x15
5x15


#5

Deadlift
165 x 15
175 x 15*
185 x 15*

  • = wrist straps used

DB step ups
30 x 15
30 x 15

Close grip pulldown
70 x 15

That’s it. My worst effort so far. I was too distracted to concentrate on my workout. Kicking myself for not being focused. Will kill it on Friday on squats!!