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Bar_Belle's HARD WORK PAYS OFF Training Log

bar_belle

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Monday Chest

Flat bench flys
5x11 25 lbs

Flat bench press
1x5 95 lbs
1x5 115
1x5 135
1x5 155
3x5 185

incline bar press
1x11 135 lbs
4x11 115

incline DB turns
5x11 30 lbs

incline DB center press
5x11 35 lbs

Comments: Worked hard but I didn't have the strength of last Monday. Feel like taking a nap already. I'll go to bed earlier see if that helps. Also to remember that this is week 8 of intense training. Maybe of benefit to not push to make heavier weights happen. Recovery needed? I'll ask my sensei.

NOTE: Obsessed is the word the average person uses to describe the elite athlete.
 

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There is no way you're 16.6% body fat. You really look like you are below 10% from the pictures. I feel you on the legs. Today for my birthday, I did Regular Bulgarian Squat and my right vastus medialis and knee felt like they were surgically move to the left. It still bothering me a little.

That number was from August 10th. Also, I'm 47 so the sugar is around my lower back/kidneys. It's there 😉
 

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Didn't realize you started a new log...I'm in.
 

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Abs x250

DB Arnold Press
1x15 30 lbs *Up 5 lbs
2x10 35 *UP 5 lbs
3x5 40 *Up 5 lbs

**Note that at start of log original weights were 20/25/30 lbs

DB Wide Upright Raises
5x11 20 lbs

Military Press
1x5 65 lbs
2x5 95
3x5 115

Wide Grip BB Upright Raise

5x11 65 lbs

DB RAM Press
5x11 15 lbs

High Pulls (Short Pull)
5x11 80 lbs

Comments:
I had only one day of shoulders instead of 2 last week, so I think that allowed me to go heavy on Arnold Presses today. Great morning lift. :)

NOTE: Keeping going just past, "I've got to stop." A few beats beyond, "No more." Because at the moment my muscles say they just can't, is the moment the body decides, "It's time to get bigger."

Way to go belle, great improvement on the Arnold press, you look amazing as usual ! And routines just keep getting better! Watching the gainz roll in for the win.
 

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Way to go belle, great improvement on the Arnold press, you look amazing as usual ! And routines just keep getting better! Watching the gainz roll in for the win.

More more more!! But it's all about the math. I have to give my body more (rest food, etc) to get more. So I'm learning ;)
 

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Somehow you make a WO log interesting to read, good work BB:winkfinger:
 

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Monday Back Off Cardio

Cardio Back (Supersets w no breaks)
(6 sets of 16 reps superset w 6 flys)

Seated Row -100 lbs
Rear High Pulls - 50 lbs
Straight Arm Pulldowns - 60 lbs
Overhead Lat Pulldown 85 lbs
Underhand Lat Pulldown 100 lbs
DB for superset 20 lbs



Comments:
To' it up!! See, well, see, uh, last week when I didn't post Back Cardio I dialed it back to lighter weights. I was ti-red. No OOMPH. Today my ambition was to tear it up, again. Felt like my back was standing on top of itself during the session. Still does 2 hours later :) Oh, yeah, and tomorrow is actual Back Day. Hide and watch.
 

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Glad this session went better. The ebb and flow, gotta love the high points. If we didn't have the low points, the high points wouldn't be as good. :)
 

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Tuesday Big Back

ABs x250

Chin ups x35

Underhand Bar Rows
1x5 95 lbs
1x5 105
1x5 115
3x5 135


DB Back Flys (head on bench)
5x11 20 lbs *added pause

Underhand Lat Pulldowns
5x11 130 lbs *new working weight

Straight Arm Pulldowns
5x11 40 lbs (against pad - tricep station)

Perfect Push-ups x35 *perfect to 35

Comments: Nailed it this morning. Felt strong. Able. Used band on chin ups when I would normally have to stop to recover. More full ROM. I like doing chin ups from a dead hang. No swinging, kicking, or short stroking. Going for a big back, gotta make my body believe it has to have one.

NOTE: To succeed, I must become comfortable with being uncomfortable.
 

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35 chin ups!? Excellent.
 

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Wednesday Legs

Leg Press 3 pps
3x11

Leg Extensions
5x25 80 lbs

Bar Squats
1x5 95 lbs
1x5 115
1x5 135
1x5 185
3x5 205

Elevated Straight Leg Deadlifts
5x11 115 lbs

Leg Press(sled 167lbs)
1x5 4 pps
1x5 5
3x5 6

Lunge down and back GREEN MILE

Comments: Pushed through. Figured out left hip flexor strained. Squats were unpleasant. Didn't do my heaviest of heavy. NSAIDs, stretching, and some gentle rolling out for now. Growth will come. Rocked deadlifts. May go up on those
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NOTE: It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius
 

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Wow! That's a unique compliment. Thank you bretherfem.

I will explain... At first glance your work ethic and integrated cardio w/weights style training routine are the main attraction to your log, that combined with your personal thoughts/commentary keeps it fresh and interesting to read, hence the unique compliment. So, Is bretherfem male, female or a unique way to say both:)

Your welcome.
 
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I will keep my comments of said pics to myself
 

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Confession. I got my boards mixed up. I need to post pics on IMF. As result one was a dupe.
 

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Wednesday Cardio

Cardio Shoulders - Walking 8s 8 Reps/8 Push-ups
Walking Shoulder Press - 8 lbs
Lateral Raises - 8s
Walking Shoulder Press - 8s
Lateral Raises - 8s
Walking Shoulder Press - 8s

Comments:
Man this was harder than I thought. Trainer said to use 8s instead of 12s/10s. Seemed easy enough. Took just as long. Sensei said its because I was more precise in execution. Push ups were rough. Successful, though.
 

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Thursday Shoulders Day 2

Abs x250

DB Lateral Raises (tips down)

5x11 15lbs

Military Press
1x5 65 lbs
2x5 95
3x5 115

Wide Bar Upright Raise
5x11 65 lbs

DB Front Raises
5x11 15 lbs

Face Pulls
5x11 80 lbs (Long pulls)

Comments: Solid shoulders. I'm feeling a little under the weather today.

NOTE: Persistence gets you there. Consistence keeps you there.
 

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Sending wishes and positive thoughts my friend..

feel better
 

bar_belle

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Fyi - I've been under the weather. Will post as soon as I can get back at it.
 
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