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Maybe on those presses, instead of going 159.5 where you stalled, you can find some extra collars, smaller plates, whatever to use instead. Go from 154 to around 157, and get an extra week of progress before you go 159.5. Better a lot of workouts with a little progress than backoff/stall/backoff/stall.


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Thanks, I know I should use the weight lighter than 159.5. Still looking for those smaller weightplates though, the smallest I've got are 1.25kg.
Ahh, maybe I'll just use bags of water.


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Is it sad I have been comparing our views since we roughly started our logs around the same time and have around the same amount of posts? :eek: damn i get bored at work


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Is it sad I have been comparing our views since we roughly started our logs around the same time and have around the same amount of posts? eek damn i get bored at work

Well, it is me who should be sad since I'm laging behind. I should have named my forum more gripping!


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I think on squats and deads, you should mostly rest as long as you need to.


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Is it sad I have been comparing our views since we roughly started our logs around the same time and have around the same amount of posts? eek damn i get bored at work

Well, it is me who should be sad since I'm laging behind. I should have named my forum more gripping!


If it makes you feel better I clicked on your thread like 15 times when I first read his post last week.


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Review of goals and progress, plus some concept checking about diet.

Goals
Deadlift 330 x 5 >>> now working on 264
Squat 264 x 5 >>> now working on 302.5 *(achieved on 08 Jun 09)
Bench Press 198 x 5 >>> now working on 165
Press 132 x 5 >>> now working on 132 *(achieved on 10 Jul 09)

After lifting and eating properly (well, I try) for 2 months, now I've achieved the press at 132lb. I hope the bench press and the deadlift will catch up soon, espeacially in the bench press, still more than 30lb to go. Damn, that seem to be a very long way. I kind of prefer those push exercises to pull exercises.

My physique changes, not much with my upper body, but I look at myself in the mirror everyday so I can't really tell. However, now I can see my thighs and my butt looked pretty much more in shape. I look quite fair-to-middling if I tighten my stomach, still look awful with my big fat belly if I don't. Hopefully one day I won't have to do it anymore.

A little with my diet; I eat a lot. Well, I don't really count my calories intake but I try to eat protein as much as possible, correspondingly with low carbohydrate (again, I try) moderate fat (or maybe high, like I said I don't really count) and, of course, those veggies. I try to eliminate those easy sugar and trans fat as well. Since my LDLs is high, I tend to eat more seeds and nuts, usually peanuts and sunflower seeds. I neither take any supplement nor whey isolate. For now I still have time to manage my food and whey isolate is quite expensive in my country. I eat non-fat milk with egg whites post workout (hold your tongue, I save the yolk to eat later).
And could somebody tell me what should I eat if I'm hungry late at night? I know it should be something that is digested slowly and no sugar. I tried cheese as it's recommended but eating cheese stick make me feel gross. And perhaps if I misunderstand in anything, anything at all. Thanks.


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I think that when you're sick it often does a lot more good to go home and rest than to work out. I hope you're feeling better soon, and that the back doesn't give you any real trouble. Get some rest.


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I think that when you're sick it often does a lot more good to go home and rest than to work out. I hope you're feeling better soon, and that the back doesn't give you any real trouble. Get some rest.

Thanks. I won't force myself if I feel unwell.


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Sometimes it's a hard call. I think there was a thread about this some time back. Sometimes going in and doing a light day, sort of an active recovery day works, but sometime it's better just to go to bed.

Hope you're feeling well by now.


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Thanks again, I feel much better now. It's a relief. Having a fever at this time is not a very good idea.


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Johnny wrote:
The pull/chin-ups are getting worse.

Sometimes they do that. Sometimes there's an apparent reason, often not. Just keep pulling on the bar. They'll go up. Mine have been tough lately, but I think I'm starting to break through again.


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Jungledoc wrote:
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The pull/chin-ups are getting worse.

Sometimes they do that. Sometimes there's an apparent reason, often not. Just keep pulling on the bar. They'll go up. Mine have been tough lately, but I think I'm starting to break through again.


Maybe the reason(or excuse) is because I've gained weight gradually, now I'm at 181lb. For whatever reason it is, keep doing it, I will.

By the way, it is good to see you feel better. I really hate it when I have to lie on the bed all day. Good health is a great fortune.


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I'll adjust my workout a bit. Following the suggestion in Practical Programming for Strength Training, I'll do front squat and deadlift on wednesday, so no squat and deadlift in the same day anymore. And also seperate row and pull-up into different day.

Mon
Squat
Bench press/Press
Row/Pull-up
+Arms/+Abs

Wed
Front squat
Bench press/Press
Deadlift
Row/Pull-up
+Arms/+Abs

Fri
Squat
Bench press/Press
Row/Pull-up
+Arms/+Abs

Never done front squat before, I'll start at 132lb.


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You have a great squat for your bodywieght. Good work. Sorry if I missed it, how tall are you?

Also... You arms must be looking pretty good if your lying extensions are hovering around 80lbs... (I assume you are doing them the DC way.)

Good work man. Keep it up.


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