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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:31 pm

Not only is Matt strong, he's smart, too!
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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Jungledoc » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:59 pm

100-lb DB snatch is pretty darn impressive.
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Post by Matt Z » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:37 pm

Thanks. My hips are feeling much better now, and I'm working on getting my squat back to where it was.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:19 pm

Dumbbell Step-ups felt pretty easy today, even with the 100 lb dumbbells. The hardest part was picking up and putting down the dumbbells before and after each set.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:13 pm

I'm thinking of pairing Barbell Back Squats with Turkish Get-ups and Straight-leg Deadlifts with Barbell High Pulls.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:24 pm

Workout A
Barbell Back Squat
5-7 sets/ 1-12 reps
Turkish Get-up
3-4 sets/ 1-5 reps

Workout B
Barbell Bench Press
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
BB Bent-over Row
5-6 sets/ 3-12 reps
Overhand Pull-up
3-4 sets/ 3-12 reps

Workout C
Deadlift or SLDL
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
Barbell High Pull
5-6 sets/ 1-5 reps
Barbell Hold (grip)*
3-4 sets/ 10 sec.

Workout D
Barbell Military Press
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
Dumbbell Snatch
3-4 sets/ 1-5 reps
DB Rear Delt Row
3-4 sets/ 3-12 reps

* Not on heavy days.
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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:30 pm

Week 1 = Mon-A/ Wed-B/ Fri-C
Week 2 = Mon-D/ Wed-A/ Fri-B
Week 3 = Mon-C/ Wed-D/ Fri-A
Week 4 = Mon-B/ Wed-C/ Fri-D
Repeat

Mondays are my heavy day.

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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:36 pm

As before, I plan on performing regular Barbell Deadlifts on my heavy days and Straight-leg Deadlifts the rest of the time (sets of 5 or more).

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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:25 pm

I tried doing SLDLs with High Pulls today, skipping Barbell Holds. So far, so good.

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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:23 pm

I decided to go back to pairing back squats with deadlift/SLDL. Meanwhile, I'm thinking of making a few other changes.

Workout A
Barbell Back Squat
5-7 sets/ 1-12 reps
Deadlift or SLDL
4-5 sets/ 1-12 reps
Barbell Hold (grip)*
4-5 sets/ 10 sec.

Workout B
Barbell Bench Press
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
BB Bent-0ver Row
5-6 sets/ 5-12 reps
Overhead Squat
3-4 sets/ 5-12 reps

Workout C
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Barbell High Pull
5-6 sets/ 1-5 reps
Turkish Get-up
3-4 sets/ 1-5 reps

Workout D
Barbell Military Press
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
Overhand Pull-up
3-4 sets/ 5-12 reps
DB Rear Delt Row
3-4 sets/ 5-12 reps

* Not on heavy days.

Week 1 = Mon-A/ Wed-B/ Fri-C
Week 2 = Mon-D/ Wed-A/ Fri-B
Week 3 = Mon-C/ Wed-D/ Fri-A
Week 4 = Mon-B/ Wed-C/ Fri-D
Repeat

Mondays are still my heavy day.

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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:25 pm

I'm keeping a space open for Barbell Front Squats, which I plan on bringing back sometime in the near future.

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Post by Matt Z » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:56 am

I tried Dumbbell Swings for the first time yesterday. So far I like them.

PS) These are two-handed swings performed holding the dumbbell by the plates at one end.

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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:00 am

Workout A
Barbell Back Squat
5-7 sets/ 1-12 reps
Barbell Deadlift
5-6 sets/ 1-5 reps
Barbell Hold (grip)*
3-4 sets/ 10 sec.

Workout B
Barbell Bench Press
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
BB Bent-0ver Row
5-6 sets/ 5-12 reps
Dumbbell Swing
3-4 sets/ 8-12 reps

Workout C
Barbell Front Squat
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
Barbell High Pull
5-6 sets/ 1-5 reps
Turkish Get-up
3-4 sets/ 1-5 reps

Workout D
Barbell Military Press
5-6 sets/ 1-12 reps
Overhand Pull-up
3-4 sets/ 5-12 reps
DB Rear Delt Row
3-4 sets/ 5-12 reps

* Not on heavy days.

Week 1 = Mon-A/ Wed-B/ Fri-C
Week 2 = Mon-D/ Wed-A/ Fri-B
Week 3 = Mon-C/ Wed-D/ Fri-A
Week 4 = Mon-B/ Wed-C/ Fri-D
Repeat

Mondays are still my heavy day.

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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:37 am

I tried out a new lifting belt yesterday. This one is thicker than the one I've been using and the same thickness all the way around, instead of narrow in the front and thicker in the back. Anyway, it's much more comfortable and seems to stay in place better.

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Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

Post by ephs » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:16 pm

do you use any specific percentages of the 5rm, when you are doing the first two sets of 12 reps and 8 reps of an exercise where you are doing 5 sets?
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