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changes

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:59 am
by digger
Uhm, my body is changing.

June 20 253 lbs and according to my body fat analyzer body fat percentage of 27.5

Sep 2 260 and 27.2%.

Thighs have gained an inch

Arms are bigger @ 16 inches was at 14.5 or 15( had some trouble getting consistent measurements), still alot of fat, but bigger is better

Waist is down 2 inches.

And maybe best of all, my chronic lower back pain is gone!

My working weight on the squat has gone from 65 lbs to 215, and after switching SL 5x5 to two days a week, no end in sight.

I may not be the power house that you all are, but I will be. Thanks for all of your help! (even you Oscar)

I would also like to thank, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Pantera, Mega Death, The suicidal Tendancies and many more for helping me to push out those extra reps.

Re: changes

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:24 am
by CorlessJohnJ
digger wrote:Uhm, my body is changing.

June 20 253 lbs and according to my body fat analyzer body fat percentage of 27.5

Sep 2 260 and 27.2%.

Thighs have gained an inch

Arms are bigger @ 16 inches was at 14.5 or 15( had some trouble getting consistent measurements), still alot of fat, but bigger is better

Waist is down 2 inches.

And maybe best of all, my chronic lower back pain is gone!

My working weight on the squat has gone from 65 lbs to 215, and after switching SL 5x5 to two days a week, no end in sight.

I may not be the power house that you all are, but I will be. Thanks for all of your help! (even you Oscar)

I would also like to thank, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Pantera, Mega Death, The suicidal Tendancies and many more for helping me to push out those extra reps.
Congratulations brother! How long have you been at it? Can you see where you are lacking to see even more improvement?

I'm all about constant improvement. Dieting cardio changing up routines etc. I'd like to hear more of the story. Good Job!

John

Re: changes

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:20 pm
by digger
CorlessJohnJ wrote:
Congratulations brother! How long have you been at it? Can you see where you are lacking to see even more improvement?

I'm all about constant improvement. Dieting cardio changing up routines etc. I'd like to hear more of the story. Good Job!

John
I have been lifting since last Feb, but really only seriously with the start of SL in June.

I haven't started any ab or cardio work yet. And I still have a late night snacking problem. I think that I would like to put on some more muscle, before I start trying to lose more fat.

Just to keep busy, I have picked some exercises to do on wed. Not really going after it on Wen, just kinda experimenting with the following.

Upright row
rear lateral raise
skulls
close grip bench
pull ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
chin ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
shrugs
and lying dumbbell rows

What you think?

Re: changes

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:23 pm
by The_dog_mom
My working weight on the squat has gone from 65 lbs to 215, and after switching SL 5x5 to two days a week, no end in sight.
I am so jealous! Hope mine does the same now that I have gone to every 2 days rather than every other.

Diana

Re: changes

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:14 pm
by Jungledoc
digger wrote:I may not be the power house that you all are, but I will be. Thanks for all of your help! (even you Oscar)
There are people on this forum from all over the strength spectrum, many lifting in the same ballpark that you do.

You're doing very well. Congratulations, and keep up the work!

Re: changes

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:31 pm
by Jungledoc
digger wrote: Upright row
rear lateral raise
skulls
close grip bench
pull ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
chin ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
shrugs
and lying dumbbell rows
It's all a matter of priority for you. I assume that you are continuing your SL, and adding some of these on. I really think that a pull-up variation should be a main lift, but until I am a famous exercise guru, it won't be considered so by any famous exercise guru. Otherwise pick one or two of these and throw in a few sets at the end of your routine. Or alternate them so that you get through them in a week or so. Or, interset the pulling moves with your pushing lifts. It looks like you have something for all of the shoulder plus some extra tri work.

Re: changes

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:59 pm
by digger
Jungledoc wrote:
digger wrote: Upright row
rear lateral raise
skulls
close grip bench
pull ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
chin ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
shrugs
and lying dumbbell rows
It's all a matter of priority for you. I assume that you are continuing your SL, and adding some of these on. I really think that a pull-up variation should be a main lift, but until I am a famous exercise guru, it won't be considered so by any famous exercise guru. Otherwise pick one or two of these and throw in a few sets at the end of your routine. Or alternate them so that you get through them in a week or so. Or, interset the pulling moves with your pushing lifts. It looks like you have something for all of the shoulder plus some extra tri work.

The tentative plan is to do SL Mon and Fri as I am better able to make weight gains this way. Adding the exercises listed on Wed. I was trying to target the Back in general, the triceps and the lateral deltoid and the posterior deltoid.

I did all of these yesterday (3x8 moderate weight) and the DOMS is setting in. I am sure I have over done it, with to many exercises.

Re: changes

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:34 pm
by CorlessJohnJ
digger wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:
digger wrote: Upright row
rear lateral raise
skulls
close grip bench
pull ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
chin ups with home made counter weight apparatus.
shrugs
and lying dumbbell rows
It's all a matter of priority for you. I assume that you are continuing your SL, and adding some of these on. I really think that a pull-up variation should be a main lift, but until I am a famous exercise guru, it won't be considered so by any famous exercise guru. Otherwise pick one or two of these and throw in a few sets at the end of your routine. Or alternate them so that you get through them in a week or so. Or, interset the pulling moves with your pushing lifts. It looks like you have something for all of the shoulder plus some extra tri work.

The tentative plan is to do SL Mon and Fri as I am better able to make weight gains this way. Adding the exercises listed on Wed. I was trying to target the Back in general, the triceps and the lateral deltoid and the posterior deltoid.

I did all of these yesterday (3x8 moderate weight) and the DOMS is setting in. I am sure I have over done it, with to many exercises.
Digger if it hurts smile. If it's painful because you kicked your own ass smile. Smile because that pain you feel is a sign you worked your body hard. Smile knowing your on your way.

People say you shouldn't want to workout if your sore. I have read you shouldn't work a sore muscle so I don't. Not to mention it isn't nearly as effective working out a sore muscle then a well rested and recovered muscle. I take my soreness as an indicator if I worked hard enough. Some people think I'm crazy but that soreness lets me know I am doing all that I can.

Keep it going. One foot in front of the other. Rest. Recover. Repeat. You got this.

Re: changes

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:33 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
digger wrote:Thanks for all of your help! (even you Oscar)
wth?

Re: changes

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:52 pm
by digger
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
digger wrote:Thanks for all of your help! (even you Oscar)
wth?


Shields down ESE, only light ribbing intended.

Re: changes

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:13 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
digger wrote:
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
digger wrote:Thanks for all of your help! (even you Oscar)
wth?


Shields down ESE, only light ribbing intended.
yeah, I know. I have thick skin. Have you seen my videos?
Just that this troll joke is well, nevermind.
It. does. not. bother. me.

Re: changes

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:30 pm
by nygmen
I lift when I'm still sore from other things, but only certain body parts. Also if the "kinks" aren't worked out by the time the warm up sets are done I ditch it.

Traps I could hammer 3 or 4 times a week. Anterior delts, struggle to hit twice. I can hit legs twice a week too if I eat enough, but I have to eat a lot to really hammer it. My leg themselves recover just fine, it's teh rest of me that can't handle it all too often.

I would NOT recommend a beginner lift while sore. this is something you do once you have learned your body.

Just like thumbless grip, I would not suggest it to a newb.

EDIT: by sore I mean movement inhibiting. A little soreness is nothing, go in and hammer away. I'm talking about straight DOMS that limits your basic function.

But yeah, if it has been at least 48 hours, and I can get through the warmup, I'm good to go.

Re: changes

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:39 am
by CorlessJohnJ
nygmen wrote:I lift when I'm still sore from other things, but only certain body parts. Also if the "kinks" aren't worked out by the time the warm up sets are done I ditch it.

Traps I could hammer 3 or 4 times a week. Anterior delts, struggle to hit twice. I can hit legs twice a week too if I eat enough, but I have to eat a lot to really hammer it. My leg themselves recover just fine, it's teh rest of me that can't handle it all too often.

I would NOT recommend a beginner lift while sore. this is something you do once you have learned your body.

Just like thumbless grip, I would not suggest it to a newb.

EDIT: by sore I mean movement inhibiting. A little soreness is nothing, go in and hammer away. I'm talking about straight DOMS that limits your basic function.

But yeah, if it has been at least 48 hours, and I can get through the warmup, I'm good to go.
And you haven't seen any less results cause of this? I tend to hit my body hard very hard and usually need a seven day break and then barely am I not sore anymore.

I try to hit things from different angles in ways most people dont. Put it this way when i do my squats I go below 90 degrees. Then on top of that i do lunges with at least 65 lb dbells....THAT KILLS ME. Hahaha sore for four days straight but if someone else can work slightly sore so can I. :)