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    Ryeland: thanks for the compliments! Your comments are a good lead in to.....

    I have doubts. Yes it seems strange but I find myself staring in the mirror or looking at the olympic bar (no mirror in my weights area, that was figurative) and wondering why I do this to myself.

    Everyday I see people that are perfectly happy with their shape, their strength, their complete lack of arms, and how little effort they put into being that way. To the cool calm exterior I am the same, but like the metaphor of the duck, my legs are working overtime under the surface. Just to keep my body from looking like an anemic 16yr olds I now have to lift heavy. Sure some people may lift heavier, but I've seen others achieve results with lighter stuff.

    So I find myself thinking; do I really need to be putting this much weight on the bar. Does it really have to take this much effort to keep my thighs? Do I really have to tie half my bodyweight around my waist to make dips and chins hard? Wouldn't it be great if I could just train a bit lighter so that I keep my muscle, still had good strength, and didn't put so much strain on my body.

    Don't get me wrong, I like being ahead of the norm, I like being able to do reps with what most people would like as a max. But do I really want to compress my spine all the time with more than double my bodyweight on stuff like deadlifts and squats? Even with my "for reps" weights my squats are around/over 1.5xBW. Doing this all the time can't be good.

    Sometimes I have these doubts. Sometimes I think about what it would be like to be a lazy, stupid, fat, ordinary person. Maybe its a curse that I'm not lazy, I'm just prone to procrastinate, I'm not stupid, but the news makes me wish I was just so I wouldn't be so frustrated, and I'm not fat. So thank God I'm not ordinary. I've got to go test my manliness at the power rack.


     



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  2. #416
    i perfectly understand now


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    Natureboy: Good to hear. I have my doubts about training, I'm sure others do too, but I hope I illustrated how to find the resolve to forge on.

    Last nights session was ho-hum. I was very tired and slept 10hrs last night, so clearly my heart wasn't in it. At least the legs session the night before was good.

    Warmups:
    Arm swings, cuban presses, bar rows, bar OH presses, sternum chins, band pulls, band flys.
    Bench
    60x2
    80x2
    100x2
    Row
    50x2 (BB)
    42x2
    52x2

    Work sets (alternated)
    Bench
    110x3
    100x6
    110x3
    90x8
    90x5

    Row
    55x3
    45x9
    55x3
    45x8
    45x6

    Pushup
    12
    Fatman Row/pullup
    12

    Tricep thingy (grab bar in rack and do ext with BW)
    12
    10
    Bicep curl
    50x5
    50x5
    Forearm wrist roller
    19x1
    19x1

    And yes all weights are in kilograms. So multiply by 2.2 for pounds.


     


  4. #418
    cuban presses we used to do a lot of those back in Cuba, nice testostrone boosting workout


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280

    Sometimes I have these doubts. Sometimes I think about what it would be like to be a lazy, stupid, fat, ordinary person. Maybe its a curse that I'm not lazy, I'm just prone to procrastinate, I'm not stupid, but the news makes me wish I was just so I wouldn't be so frustrated, and I'm not fat. So thank God I'm not ordinary. I've got to go test my manliness at the power rack.
    CLAP CLAP. That tops off the whole article there. So true man, we all get those doubts. Wouldn't life be much more relaxing if were just ignorant? But where is the challenge in that? Bring it i say.

    Tim you just lit a fire under my ass, to go to the gym, and to study (its finals right now, urggghhh).

    Keep pushing man.


    Peace

    God Loves Bodybuilders, and everyone else for that matter.


  6. #420
    Nice session Tim, good variety and rep ranges. Previous post hit it on the head too.


     


  7. #421
    Way to listen to your body, Tim. All and the same, I'm sorry to hear about the pains that caused the shift in training structure.

    Now for my ignorance-laced question; cuban presses?


    Stand or fall, but choose.


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    Natureboy: I try to wear my Che Guvera T-shirt while doing them. Just my little part to commercialise communism!

    Ryeland: Glad you liked it! I'm going to get inspired from time to time so keep checking in. Maybe we can get some PB's happening!

    Rocky: Yep just trying to share the struggle to train while working full time, with evening meetings killing my free time. Always appreciate you stopping by!

    Eric: Training at the moment has to be a bit dynamic to fit around work. I often have evening meetings that eat into my schedule. So end up burning the candle at both ends with a peridoised program. Oh well

    Cuban presses: take a bar or dumbbells. Raise with pronated grip to the sternum, or until elbows level with shoulders and forearms at 90 degree. Then raise bar in circular motion out from the body and up towards top of head. Once at overhead press position press overhead and reverse motion. SHould feel this in the rear of the shoulders and in the scaps.

    Oh yeh and I lifted today. Pretty happy with the clean!! Have to try jerks next session to see if I can get that 100kg overhead as easily as it came to the shoulder.

    Usual warmups.
    work:
    Snatch/Front squat complex (3 reps of first then on final 3 reps of the latter)
    50kg
    60
    70
    Clean/Front (ditto)
    80kg
    90
    100
    Front
    100x5
    Single leg SLDL
    42x8
    42x8
    42x8
    Bulgarian squat
    50x6
    50x7


     


  9. #423
    Good on ya for those cleans, Tim The single SLDL's also looked quite excellent to me.

    Lug question for today; Bulgarian Squats?..........


    Stand or fall, but choose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by onebigeric
    Lug question for today; Bulgarian Squats?..........
    They're like box squats, but you sit down on a Bulgarian. You're welcome.

    Nice job on those cleans and SLSLDLs.


    -glex


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    no really what r they


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    sorry I havnt been in, in a while mate, I dont seem to be getting around the logs as well as I should, you moved now right, hows your new job?


    Tim's Journeyman Log


  13. #427
    Nice session Tim. Very respectable weight for them cleans. I don't doubt the jerks will come as sweetly for you!


     


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    Eric:Coming from you that is a huge compliment!! Actually something I've noticed with hammys; higher reps for SLDL style work, lower reps for curls. This seems to work better.

    Glex: Thanks Glex. No you don't sit onto the bulgarian, you have to balance him on your shoulder while you squat!! Very hard to do as finding Bulgarians is not easy.

    Natureboy and Eric: Bulgarian squats are basically like a lunge, except the back leg has the foot placed on a bench. Requires more balance, and you can feel all the muscles of the leg and hips working!

    FF: Yep moved, settled, and working for about 6 weeks. I've gotten chucked in the deep end a bit, meeting landholders, going to evening meetings, field days, etc, plus not really quite understanding what I'm supposed to be doing and what I'm being asked to do (drawing the line). But it's good work, I like the area and we are looking to both help out the environment while improving farming systems Oh and I'm actually getting money!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rocky: Ironically the cleans have improved not just from the extra squat strength, but I've got better technique too, while the snatches (the more technical lift) have gotten sloppy. When I was doing the jerks the other week they went up the best they ever have. So it will be interesting next week to actually try with a heavier weight (over BW).

    It was a day and a half ago now that I did a short hard session:

    Upper body day
    Dips
    10
    10
    30kgx4
    10
    30kgx3
    10

    Chins
    10
    10
    30kgx3
    10
    30kgx3
    10

    V raises (grab DB and raise in V shape while laying face down on incline bench, for the middle, lower traps and rhomboids and scaps)
    5kgx8
    5kgx8
    5kgx8

    Tricep OH ext
    20x8
    Tricep band ext
    30

    Bicep
    20kgx10
    20kgx10

    Donkey calves
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    30x8
    30x8


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280
    Glex: Thanks Glex. No you don't sit onto the bulgarian, you have to balance him on your shoulder while you squat!! Very hard to do as finding Bulgarians is not easy.
    Oh...right, sorry

    Looks like a good start to the wave loaded program. Great job on those chins!!!

    I really like the sound of those V raises. I'm going to see if Line wants to do some tomorrow.


    -glex


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    Nice job Tim. Looks good. Looking forward to seeing if the jerks go aswell as anticipated.


     


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    Yes I have been training.

    Yes I have stuff to report.

    No I can't be arsed writing down the last week or so worth of training.

    Instead:
    What does Tim do when not posting on MM?

    1) Tim has a very nice girl in his life that has certain needs, not least of which is hugging.

    2) Tim has a job that he has managed to do an extra weeks worth of overtime at in the first 2 months of employ.

    3) Tim has much science to read. Lots of stuff has been done in agriculture, especially in sustainable practices, that he needs to brush up on.

    4) Tim has much science to read. He is coming in at the mid point of a project and has to get up to speed with what has been going on for the past few years.

    5) Tim has much science to read. He still has this fucking PhD to finish writing, and the sections he needs to finish all involve 'quoting' what other researchers have found.

    6) Tim is a TV junkie. He has to find stuff to have on the TV while he plays guitar.

    7) Oh yeh and he lifts weights.



     


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280
    [SIZE="3"]1) Tim has a very nice girl in his life that has certain needs, not least of which is hugging.
    Did you write that incorrectly?


     




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