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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:56 pm

Goob wrote:It takes you a whole week to change your mind about cardio? That's iron will as far as I'm concerned :lol: Usually after about 10 minutes I've given up on running or whatever.

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22 Nov. 2011- Tues

Bench: 10 x bar, 10 x 75 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs, 8 x 105 lbs, 3 x 115 lbs (failed), 4 x 115 lbs

Machine Dips: 10 x 135 lbs, 10 x 150 lbs, 8 x 150 lbs

Argh, failed on bench and I was going for "no fail" kinda workout, just hit a sticking point and that was it, not much warning :cry: . But, it was the first time in a long time someone came running to my "aid", although by the time they got there, I had already sat up and put the bar down :lol: . IMO this is one of the benefits of being a woman - not that someone comes running, but that my weights aren't so heavy they are dangerous! In my figuring its when I hit bodyweight weights I actually *need* a spotter. Wow I'm rambling today! Did machine dips because the regular dip area was co-opted by a guy doing super sets of dips and push-ups (in the dip machine space :roll: ). So now I've hit two days of going "every day" this week, lets see if I can keep the trend up! :D
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby vegan hal » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:44 am

bummer about the fail on bench. glad you got out of it OK. it can be scary. yeah a spotter certainly would be wise.

good job on hitting the gym hard!!
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:10 am

Ha! Didn't end up hitting the gym so hard last week. Did good Mon and Tues, but come Wednesday I drove to the gym and parked my car when the boyfriend called, the conversation went something like this:

BF: Hey, pick me up on your way to the gym.
Me: I'm already there! I just parked.
BF: Are you still in your car?
Me: Yes
BF: Well, just come back and get me.

So I go home, and he's not even ready. I start playing with the doggies and by the time he's almost ready its the doggies dinner time and they need let out! Feeding the dogs is a bit of a chore because one of them has to be hand-fed and she walks away after like two bites so you have to follow her around and coax her into eating. So by the time I was done, I just took the pups for a walk and called it a day! That is pretty much how the rest of the week went, but man, I was AT the gym and still didn't make it :lol: . No hope for me :roll:

28 Nov. '11 - Mon

Squat: 10 x pistol, 12 x 135 lbs, 8 x 165 lbs, 5 x 185 lbs, 2 x 195 lbs

SLDL: 3 x 10 x 135 lbs

Donkey Calf: 3 x 10 x 135 lbs

Hip Abd: 3 x 10 x 100 lbs
Hip Add: 3 x 10 x 100 lbs

Good session, the last few reps on the last few sets of squats were kinda ugly, but I got them :) .
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:16 am

30 Nov. 2011 - Wed
*5 min warm-up eliptical

Bench: 10 x bar, 10 x 75 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs

Dips: 6, 4, 5

Tricep Press: 3 x 10 x 40 lbs

Argh, worst RA flare EVER right now, in my jaw! I'm in a lot of pain and I can't close or open my mouth all the way. Looks like it liquid food tonight. Jaws don't really interfere with workouts, but I still took it a little easy as I just don't feel great overall, either.
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Linnéa76 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:06 pm

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, hope you found something tasty to drink! (good excuse for chocolate milk and pudding excesses...)
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:08 pm

Thanks Linnea! I ended up eating almost a whole pot of potato and carrot soup and its been all oatmeal, applesauce and soy yogurt today. :)
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby vegan hal » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:52 pm

wow! so sorry to hear it Frosty! that sounds awful. healing vibes girl.
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Rach » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:58 pm

Feel better soon :D
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:02 pm

Thanks Hal and Rach, the jaw is okay this week! I almost feel bad taking your healing vibes because this sort of "flare" hits me all the time! Just gotta work around them as best I can :)

2 Dec. 2011 - Fri
*15 minutes warm-up on eliptical

Chins: 4, 2, 3 x hammer grip
Seated Rows: 3 x 10 x 40 lbs
DB Shrugs: 15 x 40s

Light kinda "back" day :)
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:13 pm

5 Dec 2011 - Mon
5 min warmup - eliptical machine

Squat: 10 x pistol, 12 x 135 lbs, 5 x 165 lbs, 5 x 185 lbs, 2 x 200 lbs, f x 205 lbs

SLDL: 3 x 10 x 135 lbs

Donkey Calf: 3 x 12 x 135 lbs

Hip Abd: 3 x 10 x 100 lbs
Hip Add: 3 x 10 x 100 lbs

Argh, I HAD that 205 lbs squat! The bar wasn't *perfectly* centered on my back and it started tipping to the left just a little about halfway out of the hole, but as soon as I tried to straighten out it killed my drive and I failed!. Ooooh, I hate that, I was so "yeah, I got it" in my head but then I didn't have it.
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:27 pm

6 Dec. 2011- Tues
*5 min warm-up treadmill

Bench: 10 x bar, 10 x 75 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs, 6 x 105 lbs, 4 x 115 lbs, 3 x 115 lbs

Machine Dips: 10 x 135 lbs, 10 x 150 lbs, 10 x 150 lbs

Tricep Press: 10 x 70 lbs, 10 x 80 lbs, 10 x 80 lbs (diff. cable machine than normal, hench higher weights)

Decent session, totally need to start benching twice a week again! Maybe I'll actually drag my sorry arse there on a Friday and stop skipping! Darn end-of-week sloth!!
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:04 pm

8 Dec. 2011 - Thur
25 minutes on an eliptical machine followed by a long stretching session. Take THAT end-of-week sloth! :)
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:53 pm

9 Dec. 2011 - Fri

Bench: 10 x bar, 10 x 75 lbs, 10 x 95 lbs, 5 x 105 lbs, 5 x 115 lbs, 2 x 125 lbs

Seated Row: 3 x 10 x 50 lbs

Lats: 3 x 10 x 70 lbs

DB Shrugs: 20 x 40s, 15 x 45s

Gonna keep benching twice a week, once a week just makes me feel like I'm starting from scratch everytime! Too many days in between to keep the strength gains up.
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby baldy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:37 pm

Frostfire wrote:Gonna keep benching twice a week, once a week just makes me feel like I'm starting from scratch everytime! Too many days in between to keep the strength gains up.

Yeah to make progress on bench I also found I needed to do two sessions a week. Then you will make rapid progress, what is the plan one volume and one heavy?
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Re: That spit on the squat mirror is mine

Postby Frostfire » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:34 pm

Baldy - yup, that is my rough plan! Haven't crunched any numbers but that is the general outline :)

12 Dec. 2011 - Mon

Squat: 10 x pistol, 10 x 135 lbs, 6 x 165 lbs, 3 x 185 lbs, 2 x 190 lbs, 1 x 195 lbs, 10 x 135 lbs

SLDL: 3 x 10 x 135 lbs

That was it, just no motivation or energy left for what I like to call the prehab stuff. I don't know if calf work is prehab, but hip abbduction/adduction totally helps out my knees and hips. I notice when they are not a part of my routine. Grip still struggling on stiff-legged deadlifts and makes me rush thru them a bit, but thats okay. I sure do love squat days though, more so when they are done :) .
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