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Postby FAQ » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:31 am

Tuesday
Full Squat 5x5 (80%)
Squat assistive (glute/ham/lowerback work)
Push-ups

Wednesday
Abs
Cardio?

Thursday
DB Military Press 5x5 (80%)
Chinese Rows

Friday
Abs
Cardio?

Saturday
Deadlift 5x5 (80%)
Deadlift assistance (glute/ham/lowerback work)
Push-ups

Any comments, suggestions, or criticism are welcome.

EDIT: I changed the name of my training log.
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Re: FAQ Training Log

Postby baldy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:36 pm

FAQ wrote:Any comments, suggestions, or criticism are welcome.

What weight in kg are you lifting?
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Re: FAQ Training Log

Postby FAQ » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:03 pm

baldy wrote:
FAQ wrote:Any comments, suggestions, or criticism are welcome.

What weight in kg are you lifting?
You mean lbs, I'm American. 1RM SQ: 266lbs, DL: 320lbs

Baldy, I made some changes to the routine to keep it simple and basic.
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Postby FAQ » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:33 pm

Tuesday 1/12/10
Full Squat 5x5x210lbs
Edit: 80% of my SQ 1RM is 213lbs, but I like even numbers and I don't have 2.5lb plates.
Knuckle Push-ups 2x10

Notes: I'm not used to doing a 5x5 so I skipped the SQ assistive work today. My legs feel nice. This routine is a work in progress. I want to give my template a feel and tweek it if necessary. I do knuckle push-ups instead on regular ones because I injured my knuckles throwing uppercuts a month or two ago.
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Postby npx » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:14 pm

Why push-ups instead of bench?
We see the winners and "learn" from them, while forgetting the huge unseen cemetery of losers.
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Postby FAQ » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:23 pm

npx wrote:Why push-ups instead of bench?
The push-ups are not a replacement for benching. I do knuckle push-ups to condition and strengthen my knuckles, hands, and wrist to absorb the impact of punching.

I think any standing overhead press variation is more important for developing "functional strength" than benching unless a person is a powerlifter, bodybuilder, lineman, or does a lot of pushing. I think most guys spend way to much time benching instead of OHPing.

My schedule is tight and OH pressing gives me more bang for my buck because it works the lateral deltiod whereas Bench pressing does not. Also my strict pressing strength is embarrassingly weak. If I had time I'd do a 4 day a week routine and include bench pressing.

I MAY eventually add dips. For now I want to keep my routine basic, simple, and stay consistent.
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Postby Gelert » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:12 pm

You may find that the knuckle push-ups help in conditioning for punching by building up callouses but in the long run being too dependent upon them or doing them too aggressively will cause you joint damage. Stress fractures and arthritis, for example.
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Postby FAQ » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:55 am

Wednesday 1/13/10
Decline Sit-ups 2x10x25lbs

Thursday 1/14/10
DB Military Press 3x5x46lbs
Chinese DB Rows 3x10x60lbs

Notes: I felt fatigued so I did a 3x5 instead of a 5x5 Military Press.

Friday 1/15/10
Decline Sit-ups 2x10x25lbs
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Postby FAQ » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:58 am

I didn't deadlift this past week because I have been sick for the past 3-4 days.
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Postby FAQ » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:26 am

Tuesday 1/18/10
Full Squat 3x5x220lbs
Knuckle push-ups 2x10, 1x9

I'm still sick. I had to force myself to workout tonight. I'm going do a 3x5 instead of a 5x5 for now. I'm not used to the volume.
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Postby JP » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:51 am

being sick SUCKS :(

hope you are back 100% soon mate.
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Postby npx » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:56 am

FAQ wrote:
npx wrote:Why push-ups instead of bench?
The push-ups are not a replacement for benching. I do knuckle push-ups to condition and strengthen my knuckles, hands, and wrist to absorb the impact of punching.

I think any standing overhead press variation is more important for developing "functional strength" than benching unless a person is a powerlifter, bodybuilder, lineman, or does a lot of pushing. I think most guys spend way to much time benching instead of OHPing.

My schedule is tight and OH pressing gives me more bang for my buck because it works the lateral deltiod whereas Bench pressing does not. Also my strict pressing strength is embarrassingly weak. If I had time I'd do a 4 day a week routine and include bench pressing.

I MAY eventually add dips. For now I want to keep my routine basic, simple, and stay consistent.

True true, but you can never underestimate the egocentric boost of good pecs ;) . Your program looks solid so hope you get better and can train 100% soon.
We see the winners and "learn" from them, while forgetting the huge unseen cemetery of losers.
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Postby FAQ » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:00 pm

JP wrote:being sick SUCKS :(

hope you are back 100% soon mate.
Thanks JP.

npx wrote:True true, but you can never underestimate the egocentric boost of good pecs ;) . Your program looks solid so hope you get better and can train 100% soon.
I'm tempted to bench because women dig big chesticles on a man. 8)

I don't have much upperbody mass and I have too much butt mass. :oops:
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Postby JP » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:11 pm

WAIT A MINUTE!

Are you saying that women dont like a big solid ass?

Yours,

A proud owner of a big squatters arse
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Postby FAQ » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:28 pm

I've never recieved a compliment about my big butt.

JP, I've seen your squat numbers. Your butt must be huge! :shock:

The bodypart I get complimented on are my sexy legs.
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