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by PeterP
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Thurs. July 6, 2006

Strength:
Chin-ups 25 reps
Dips 50 reps
in 20 minutes

I decided to quit doing dips once I got to 50 because I don't want dips to take away from the chin work.

Cardio:
rode bike to/from work (~8 miles total)
by PeterP
Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Wed. July 5, 2006 Strength: Squat 127 lbs. x 29 reps Squat 167 lbs. x 10 reps in 20 minutes I started with a smaller weight because of my experience last night. After doing 29 reps in about 7 minutes I realized I could up the weight. Squat workouts are by far the toughest for me. They make me feel ...
by PeterP
Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Tues. Jul 4, 2006 Tonight I almost started a squat workout but was overwhelmed after trying out the weight I was planning. Then I tried the lighter weight from last time and wondered how I ever did over 50 reps of that in 20 minutes. I gave up and decided to rest another day. I'm not sure if it wil...
by PeterP
Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell Collars ... What kind do you use?
Replies: 1
Views: 2932

Dumbbell Collars ... What kind do you use?

I got my new 16 inch dumbbell handles and bought spring collars for them at the local Play It Again Sports for about $1 each collar. Naturally I see that these aren't too secure so I want something different. I'll either get new collars or just exchange the handles for the spin-lock variety. What ki...
by PeterP
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Mon. Jul 3, 2006 Strength: Bench press 98 lbs x 35 reps Bent-over 1 arm row 44 lbs x 50 reps in 20 minutes I'll move up to 54 lbs in rows next time. I'm still liking this new routine ... but I feel a need to do crunches too ... so I'll try to remember to do those every so often I'd like to see if I...
by PeterP
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Sat. Jul 1, 2006

Strength:
Chin-ups x 18 reps
Dips x 59 reps
in 20 minutes.

I felt weak on pull-ups today.
by PeterP
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Fri. Jun, 30 2006

Rested today. My lower back is the only body part sore from the deadlift workout yesterday.
by PeterP
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Thurs. June 29, 2006 Cardio: Rode bike to/from work (~8 miles tot) Strength: What I decided to do is not skip a workout but just delay it if needed. So today I did dumbbell deadlifts. Deadlift 148 lbs. x 50 reps in 20 minutes. Once again, my grip is really what limited me near the end. I almost dro...
by PeterP
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Wed. June 28, 2006

Rested today.

I got my new 16" dumbbells in the mail. I've found that they will hold 105 lbs. each (when limited to no bigger than 10 lb plates).

So together they will hold 221 lbs. total (dumbbells themselves weigh 11 lbs.). That should be good enough for a while anyway.
by PeterP
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: strength training without weights...
Replies: 7
Views: 7557

Pull-up bars

I recently got this one but I'm not completely satisfied because of the high cost. He also sells lots of different models. Here's another that I saw at NY Barbell . I don't know anyone who has it. It doesn't look as long as the one I have but it's hard to tell. Mine is 42". I'm not good enough to tr...
by PeterP
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Tues. June 27, 2006

Away from the weights again today.

Cardio:
Ultimate Frisbee 1/2 hour
Soccer 1.5 hours

Strength:
50 pushups in 10 minutes
10 reverse pushups
by PeterP
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Mon. June 26, 2006 That dumbbell B-squat workout on Saturday really whipped me! I'm still very sore in my quads, glutes, deltoids and traps. I think this new program is going to be really tough based on how sore I am. It may take me some time to be able to do 4 workouts like this in a week. I was a...
by PeterP
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: PeterP's Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 22518

Yes, Tim has the correct idea of what I was doing. I found it from one of his journal posts and thought I'd try it. I was in a hurry at the time so I couldn't explain it ... I'll go edit that post and clear it up.
by PeterP
Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Peter's Health Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 77125

Sat. June 24 2006 Wow! That felt awesome! Strength: Dumbbell B-squat 147 lbs. x 52 reps in 20 min. After each set I laid the dumbbells on my weight bench so I didn't have to deadlift them off the floor each time. I will move up to 167 lbs. next time. My grip was the first thing to give out but all ...
by PeterP
Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: not going anywhere
Replies: 8
Views: 8102

Do you know your % body fat? Is it in a healthy range? IMO the "desirable" women shown in the mass media today have such a low % body fat that it has crossed over into the unhealthy range. Have you tried any strength training which will increase your metabolism? I don't know the answers ... but thos...