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Post by Matt Z » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:57 pm

The wrist strap trick didn't work too well for me. See the "Frustration with Squats" thread for more info.

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:08 am

I went a little heavier on curls yesterday and my wrist felt fine. I think it's finally back to 100%, although I'm still going to be careful with it for a while.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:02 am

I missed traing chest, delts and triceps yesterday, because of the snowstorm we're getting. Meanwhile, I might not get to train back and biceps until tomorrow.

PS.) I usually train chest, delts and triceps on Monday, but I had a doctor's appointment this week.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:13 am

I just found out I'm stuck working until 7:00 PM, since someone called off (I usually get off at 3:00 PM). This means I'm definitely going to have to train back and biceps/forearms tomorrow.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:58 am

I missed working out most of last week due to a stomach virus. Fortunately, I'm feeling much better this week, so I plan on getting back on track.

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:03 pm

New Workout Schedual:

Workout # 1
Barbell Bench Press (4-5 sets/ 01-12 reps)
Incline Barbell Press (3 sets/ 01-12 reps)
Alternate DB Press (3 sets/ 03-12 reps)
Cable Extension (3 sets/ 10-12 reps)
Cable Pressdown (3 sets/ 10-12 reps)

Workout # 2
45-degree Barbell Row (4-5 sets/ 03-12)
Wide-grip Chin-up (3 sets/ 03-12 reps)
Incline T-bar Row (3 sets/ 05-12 reps)
EZ-bar Biceps Curl (3 sets/ 08-12 reps)
EZ-bar Reverse Curl (3 sets/ 08-12 reps)

Workout # 3
45-degree Leg Press (4-5 sets/ 05-12 reps)
Standard Deadlift (4-5 sets/ 01-12 reps)
Prone Leg Curl (3 sets/08-12 reps)
Leg Press Calf Raise (3 sets/ 15-20 reps)
Seated Calf Raise (3 sets/ 15-20 reps)

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:17 am

I trained legs on Thursday last week, since my wife and I were planning on visiting my parents this weekend (we had to cancel since it snowed on Friday). Meanwhile, I ended up doing an abreviated workout, since I was running a little late.
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Post by Matt Z » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:25 am

New Workout Schedual:

Workout # 1
Barbell Bench Press (4-5 sets/ 01-12 reps)
Incline Barbell Press (3 sets/ 01-12 reps)
Alternate DB Press (3 sets/ 03-12 reps)
Cable Extension (3 sets/ 10-12 reps)
Cable Pressdown (3 sets/ 10-12 reps)

Workout # 2
45-degree Barbell Row (4-5 sets/ 03-12)
Wide-grip Chin-up (3 sets/ 03-12 reps)
Incline T-bar Row (3 sets/ 05-12 reps)
EZ-bar Biceps Curl (3 sets/ 08-12 reps)
EZ-bar Rev. Curl (3 sets/ 08-12 reps)

Workout # 3
Barbell Squat (4-5 sets/ 01-12 reps)
Standard Deadlift (4-5 sets/ 01-12 reps)
Sled Leg Press (3 sets/ 05-12 reps)
Prone Leg Curl (3 sets/08-12 reps)
Leg Press Calf Raise (3 sets/ 15-20 reps)
Seated Calf Raise (3 sets/ 15-20 reps)

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:06 am

I gave blood on Monday night, but it didn't seem to effect yesterday's workout. I actually felt really strong, and I set a new PR on close-grip bench presses.

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:49 am

I attempted 405 lbs on Standard Deadlifts yesterday, but failed when my grip gave out. Afterwards, I checked the bar and realized that the knurling was almost completely smooth. Meanwhile, the other 1" diameter bars at my gym are just as bad. Anyway, I think I'm going to start doing all my deadlifting with the 1.5" diameter bars. Although, they're thicker, they're actually easier to hold onto.

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:41 am

I missed my workout yesterday due to a flat tire. I plan to make it up today after work.

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:19 am

I got a pretty good chest/shoulder/tricep workout yesterday. For Military Presses I worked in with two younger guys who were doing squats. One of them was squatting about what I Military Press, so I didn't bother to change the weight. Anyway, I noticed a few "Oh S**t" looks, which was kinda funny since I wasn't trying to show off.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:59 am

Of course, I get a few odd looks every time I do floor stretches at the gym. For some, reason people don't expect me to be so flexible.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:12 pm

I made a few changes to my workout schedual:

Workout # 1 (upper-body push)
Barbell Bench Press (4-5 sets/01-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Pec ... rLift.html
Incline Barbell Press (3 sets/01-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Pec ... Press.html
Barbell Military Press (3 sets/01-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Del ... Press.html
Dumbbell Extension (3 sets/10-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Tri ... riExt.html
Dumbbell Kickback (3 sets/10-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Tri ... kback.html

Workout # 2 (upper-body pull)
45-degree Barbell Row (4-5 sets/03-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Bac ... erRow.html
Wide-grip Chin-up (3 sets/03-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Lat ... hinup.html
Incline T-bar Row (3 sets/03-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Bac ... neRow.html
Alternate DB Curl (3 sets/08-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Biceps/DBCurl.html
EZ-bar Rev. Curl (3 sets/08-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Bra ... eCurl.html

Workout # 3 (legs push & pull)
Barbell Squat (4-5 sets/01-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Qua ... Squat.html
Standard Deadlift (3-4 sets/01-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Glu ... dlift.html
Prone Leg Curl (3 sets/08-12 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Ham ... gCurl.html
Sled Calf Press (3 sets/15-20 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Gas ... Press.html
Seated Calf Raise (3 sets/15-20 reps)
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Sol ... Raise.html

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Post by Matt Z » Fri May 11, 2007 8:06 am

Lately, I've been training legs on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. I've been doing this partly because there are more people around to spot for me earlier in the week. The only problem is that it's rough doing heavy barbell rows two days later with soar glutes and hamstrings. For this reason, I'm thinking of moving my leg workout up to Monday, followed by my push workout on Wednesday and my pull workout on Friday.

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