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Approaching My Old Lifts...

Sidenote: So the gym I workout at is generally a fairly laid back gym. Most people go there to do cardio and maybe use a machine or two. It’s quite rare that you see anyone using the squat rack for anything other than bench. Today, when I was working out, I saw a guy there benching 325 for reps....

Starting This Summer At 159...

I just went and weighed myself - I’m 159 lbs. So I need about 16 lbs of weight gain by around the third week of August, or a little over a pound a week. According to various internet sources, a pound of bodyweight translates to around 3500 calories. That means I need to go over my basal metabolic...

Workout Log (10/17/08)...

Today, I did: 5 x 3 Squats @ 185 lbs. 5 x 3 Bench Press @ 215 lbs. 1 x 5 Deadlift @ 205 lbs. The workout felt decent overall, this is only my third workout going full-body, a big change from my old way of working out (splits). I dropped a considerable amount of weight on the squats and plan to work...

New Workout Changes: Back To The Basics...

So as part of my new workout plans, I will now be focusing solely on the big compound lifts in an attempt to build good posterior and core strength. For at least the next 6 to 9 months, my workouts will now only include: Bench Press Power Clean Deadlift Squats Press Chin-ups/Pull-ups (weighted) I’m...

Workout #1: Deadlifts and Weighted Pull-...

Just a quick update on today’s workout. Exercises: 5 x 5 sets of deadlifts at 185 lbs 5 x 5 sets of weighted pullups Current bodyweight: 159.4 lbs The deadlifts felt solid and my form felt good. I can definitely increase the weight more on those, but just taking it a bit slower and making sure...

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