Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Entry #662

My internet has been down for the past few days. Recent lifting highlights:

> Benched 305 for 3 reps.
> Overhead pressed 90 lb. dumbbells for 8 reps (right after benching, no less).
> Did lateral raises with 50 lb. dumbbells.
> Good mornings for 8 with 210 lbs.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Entry #661

I didn't record the last two days. The noteworthy point was deadlifting 435 x 3 yesterday.

My last entry expressed surprise at how my legs weren't sore from front squats on RE day. I'll have to take that back. The following day, I couldn't walk without a limp. My deadlift definitely suffered from that, although I didn't fail anything.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Entry #660

My quads are surprisingly not sore from RE day yesterday. I can definitely go running tomorrow.

All I did today was a lot of walking. George and I trekked over to the theater to watch The Dark Knight. It was good. It didn't blow my mind; it was just exactly what I was expecting. Except the fight scenes still suck horribly. Fix that. Watch Story of Ricky and get some pointers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Entry #659

RE lower

Front squats:
1 x 20   135 lbs.
1 x 17   155 lbs.
1 x 12   185 lbs.
1 x 10   185 lbs.
1 x 8     185 lbs.

Good mornings:
3 x 8     210 lbs.

Cable crunches:
3 x 12   Entire stack

Plate pinches

Monday, July 21, 2008

Entry #658

I've lost a lot of weight. I'm down to 226. I've been doing a lot of cardio, so I need to eat more.

ME upper

Bench press:
5 x 3     135, 185, 225, 275, 295 lbs.
1 x 2     305 lbs.
> My alignment was off. The bar was way too low. The second rep was easier, but I realized I couldn't get 3, at this point. Still, I've made gains. Next week, I even expect 210 x 3.

Overhead dumbbell press:
2 x 8     85 lb. dumbbells
1 x 7     85 lb. dumbbells
1 x 4     85 lb. dumbbells

Lateral raises:
3 x 8     45 lb. dumbbells

Bent-over barbell rows:
4 x 8     195 lbs.

Barbell curls:
1 x 8     100 lbs.
1 x 6     100 lbs.
1 x 3     100 lbs.
> Short rest times.

Ab circuit

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Entry #657

I took a week off from lifting (which resumes Monday), but not training.

Today, I trekked across town, from one end to another. I ran about half of it. It took me four hours of power-walking and running, including a dinner break at Andales.

My legs hurt like Hell. I was lying down just now, watching UFC, and all of a sudden, my calf spasmed and cramped up. It felt like my leg was giving birth.

Great day.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Entry #656

7 x 3     135, 185, 225, 275, 315, 335, 365 lbs.

Dumbbell lunges:
3 x 8     100 lb. dumbbells

Abdominal circuit

I didn't have time for PC work, but I technically did rack pulls when I did power shrugs on Thursday.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Entry #655

I didn't make a record for yesterday. I did bag work in the afternoon. It was over 100 degrees, and it felt awesome. In the evening, I did sprints up the hill.

Today, I did more bag work, mostly in kicks. I'm leaning in with excellent disposition. I cannot wait to spar.

DE upper

Speed push press:
10 x 3   135 lbs.

Tate press:
4 x 8     55 lb. dumbbells

V-handle weighted pull-ups:
1 x 8     45 lbs.
1 x 6     45 lbs.
1 x 7     45 lbs.
1 x 5     45 lbs.

Preacher curls:
1 x 8    100 lbs.
1 x 9    100 lbs.
1 x 8    100 lbs.      

Barbell shrugs:
3 x 8     405 lbs.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Entry #654

Today failed. Massively. First, I couldn't even floor press 315 for 3. I made 2 reps pretty easily, and then only got halfway up on the third. When I tried again, I only got 1. And I was running extremely late, so I only did one auxiliary exercise.

I was actually going to bench, but a bunch of pre-teens were playing grab-ass while spotting each other on it. I'm actually glad, because I haven't FP'd in a while. And I want all of my weaknesses out in the open.

Heads will roll.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Entry #653

George and I are sparring next week. There will be blood.

7 x 3     135, 185, 225, 275, 315, 335, 355 lbs.

Dumbbell lunges:
3 x 8     100 lb. dumbbells

Good mornings:
2 x 8     210 lbs.

Abdominal circuit

This is from when I trained with Stan:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Entry #652

I was walking home today when I saw this huge dog sprinting full speed at me, barking. I stomped forward, hoping that it would have enough guts to not be bluffing. Unfortunately, it didn't. It ran right on past while turning its head to keep its eye on me before sheepishly trotting back to the woman that was yelling at it to come back. "Bad! Bad dog!" she scolded. I didn't want the owner to feel too much shame for having such a wussbag pet, so I laughed and said, "At least he has spirit."

Animals these days. They don't make them like they used to. The infamous Champawat Tiger devoured 436 humans before being shot way back in 1907 by Jim Corbett (a badass in his own right). Nowadays, you'd be hard pressed to find a tiger that isn't in some domestic breeding program, treacherously cuddling with its human handlers. Oh yeah, and it's luxuriously white. Traitors.

DE upper

Speed push press:
10 x 3   135 lbs.

Tate press:
4 x 8     55 lb. dumbbells

V-handle weighted pull-ups:
1 x 5     45 lbs.
2 x 8     45 lbs.
1 x 6     45 lbs.
> These were all over the place. The first set felt awkward, but I had the hang of it by the second.

Seated dumbbell curls:
1 x 12   45 lb. dumbbells
2 x 10   45 lb. dumbbells

Barbell shrugs:
3 x 8     405 lbs.
> I knew this would hurt before even trying because I have a torn callus on my right hand. It was agony. My flesh felt like it was peeling off of my shoulders. I enjoyed it immensely.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Entry #651

Somebody from GameFAQs actually IMed me on AIM to talk about videogames. It was just surprising that he wasn't from the MA board (not that that's a good thing, I just rarely post anywhere else).

DE lower body

Speed box squats:
10 x 2   225 lbs.

Romanian deadlifts (overhand grip):
1 x 7     295 lbs.
2 x 8     295 lbs.

Decline weighted crunches:
3 x 5     50 lbs.
> This decline was practically vertical. Very tough.

Crush gripper:
3 x 5