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Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:55 pm
by pdellorto
Like I said, the consensus seems to be static stretch after, not before, because a stretched muscle is a weaker muscle.


Also, I'm not surprised 3 x 7 x 77.5 was easy. You just did 3 x 20 x 75! Next workout you might want to bump it up more than 2.5#. With 4 x 15# plates in the kitty, you can eventually get up to 135# before you'll need more weight again. :)

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:43 pm
by pdellorto
How are the lifts coming? It seems like after your break you were able to pick right up where you left off. That's a good sign, that maybe the break helped!

How is the wrist?

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:13 pm
by uvhst3p
pdellorto wrote:How are the lifts coming? It seems like after your break you were able to pick right up where you left off. That's a good sign, that maybe the break helped!

How is the wrist?
the wrist is good. i mean it's normal. no pain now whatsoever.

although i think i should really include bicep curls in my routine since in our company's cheer dance, they make me lift some women. i can lift them when using shoulder power but with bicep power, i am really having a hard time doing the lift

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:49 pm
by pdellorto
If you're sure you need them, throw a few sets at the end of one of your workouts - maybe 3 sets of 10 reps, or 3 sets of 8 reps, something like that.

Or you can switch your lat pulldowns to underhand grip, which will allow the biceps to take some of the work. The weight you can do would probably go up a little.

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:48 am
by TimD
Well, I don't care what the concensus is, there is nothing wrong with working your arms directly. Go ahead and throw in some "curls for the girls" if you like. They just shouldn't be your top priority, unless you're a bodybuilder bringing them into proportion. Like Pete said, change to an underhand grip with lat pulls, then if you have planty of gas left at the end of the session, go for it.
Tim

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:54 am
by pdellorto
Those 1 x 5 x 100# deadlifts, that's about a 5 x bodyweight deadlift for you, right? Or very close?

That's pretty nice.

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:23 pm
by Jungledoc
Heartbreak affects everything, including exercise.

Everything, including heartbreak, affects exercise.

So, the answer to your question is yeah.

Sorry. It's never easy.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:32 am
by pdellorto
Like Andy said, yeah, it affects everything.

Is that why your weights seem to have stalled? You've been doing the same weights for a while...you were doing 3 x 10 x 80# squats for a while, now you're back to 3 x 7 and stayed there.

I find the best way to deal with emotional stress is to work out hard.

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:12 am
by uvhst3p
yeah. that's part of the reason why my lifts went down.

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:45 am
by pdellorto
1x5x90 bb squat
1x5x95 bb squat
1x5x100 bb squat
Kick ass! That's more than your bodyweight (I think) for 5 reps. Nice.

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:05 pm
by Jungledoc
Nice! There's something special about the big round numbers--like 100!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:30 pm
by uvhst3p
nice to know that you guys still read my journal. thanks alot! :grin:

i'm about 112 lbs i think so that 100 lb lift is near my bodyweight. later i'm going to try to go 3x7x100 squats and 1x5x110 deadlift in preparation for saturday. i might have to carry a "my sassy girl"

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:48 pm
by Jungledoc
uvhst3p wrote:December 16, 2008:

rest...man, too much rest days. i've been going on lots of dates the past couple of days that's why i have no time to work out.
Over the heartbreak, are we? :wink:

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:04 am
by uvhst3p
Jungledoc wrote:
uvhst3p wrote:December 16, 2008:

rest...man, too much rest days. i've been going on lots of dates the past couple of days that's why i have no time to work out.
Over the heartbreak, are we? :wink:
yeah but gotten into a new one :cry:

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:26 pm
by pdellorto
If only one of you thinks it's a date, it's not a date.

I think you're setting yourself up for another heartbreak...