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Postby drummer boy » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:35 pm

michaelhobson wrote:I've only just tried that for the first time, so really need to figure out the form before going much heavier.


i'm trying to figure out the form on the snatch now. how do you fall into a deep squat with hundreds of pounds balanced overhead? i think it's the ultimate test in weightlifting...i dig the dynamics of the motion. even with an empty bar it's kind of fun. i'm sure it's more fun with a lot of weight stacked on...

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Postby michaelhobson » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:01 pm

Monday, November 7

Standing Barbell Shoulder Press - (strict form)
10x45 pounds
6x95
4x115
3x3x125

Pull Ups - 3

Upright Barbell Row - 3x6x110 These are getting easy, will up to 115 next week.

Pull Ups - 3

Barbell Shrugs -
10x135 pounds - utlra wide grip past the rings
10x225 pounds - utlra wide grip past the rings
6x315
4x335
2x355
2x6x315

Dumbell Shoulder Press - 10x50 pounds each

Pull Ups - 3

Hanging Leg Raises - 15 My abs are very strong under that layer of fat. :D

Crunches - 2x25
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Postby michaelhobson » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:02 pm

drummer boy wrote: how do you fall into a deep squat with hundreds of pounds balanced overhead? .


I may have misunderstood you db. I do the squat portion with the weight at chest level, then use the upward thrust to throw the weight overhead. :D
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Postby drummer boy » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:28 pm

michaelhobson wrote:
drummer boy wrote: how do you fall into a deep squat with hundreds of pounds balanced overhead? .


I may have misunderstood you db. I do the squat portion with the weight at chest level, then use the upward thrust to throw the weight overhead. :D


i was speaking rhetorically, about olympic weightlifters doing the snatch!

michaelhobson wrote:Upright Barbell Row - 3x6x110 These are getting easy, will up to 115 next week.


ever tried any hang power cleans or hang power snatches? hang power snatches especially hit the upper back right behind the deltoids.
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Postby michaelhobson » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:53 pm

drummer boy wrote:
michaelhobson wrote:Upright Barbell Row - 3x6x110 These are getting easy, will up to 115 next week.


ever tried any hang power cleans or hang power snatches? hang power snatches especially hit the upper back right behind the deltoids.


I have no idea how to do either of those, I'll have to do some research. Thanks for the tip DB.

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Barbell Bench Press -
10x135 pounds
8x155
5x185
3x205
2x225
2x1x235
fx245 @#$%!!!
5x205
12x135 close grip

Something painful happened in my left shoulder at the lockout of the last frickin rep! I think it will be okay, but decided to end my workout. Well, a few crunches for the old gut wont hurt the shoulder any.

Crunches - 2x25
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Postby michaelhobson » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:56 pm

Friday, November 11

I found my form a little better on squats today. Also felt more flexible than I have in a while. Managed to get all of my reps to parallel, except for the last at 315 pounds which was very close but not there.

Chin Ups - 5x3xbodyweight - Between squat sets.

Squats -
10x135 pounds
8x185
6x225
2x275
1x315

Dumbell Bicep Curls -
8x35 pounds each
6x45
3x55

Barbell Bicep Curl - 1x120

Dumbell Hammer Curls - 6x45 pounds each

Crunches - 2x25
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Postby michaelhobson » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:41 pm

Monday, November 14

Finally! I managed a triple with 225 pounds on the bench press! I've been working on that for two months now. I felt so strong, I even went for a fourth rep. It didn't go up! :twisted:

Also managed to push 245 for one, which I failed at on last wednesday's workout. It went up pretty easily. This is a big deal to me because I worked long and hard to bench my bodyweight(244) and I don't want to start slipping back now!

Barbell Bench Press -
10x135 pounds
8x155
6x185
4x205
3x225!!!
1x235
1x245
fx255 mental mostly I think
5x205
12x135 close grip

Tricep Cable Push Down - 3x8x100pounds

Dips - 2x12xbodyweight (No shoulder pain, yeah!)
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Postby aapljack » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:54 pm

Nice work, Michael!
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Postby michaelhobson » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:54 pm

aapljack wrote:Nice work, Michael!


Thanks Brian. :D

Wednesday, November 16

Barbell Shoulder Press -
Clean and Press
10x45 pounds
8x95
6x115
4x125
2x135

Clean and Push Press
1x155
1x175
2xfx195 Failed to clean it the first time, failed to press it the second. :(

Chin Ups - 4,3,3,2,1 Done between sets of:

Barbell Upright Row - 3x5x120 pounds

Barbell Shrugs -
12x135 pounds
10x225
3x8x275
10x225

Hanging Leg Raises - 2x15
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Postby michaelhobson » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:52 pm

Friday, November 18

Squats -
10x45 pounds
10x135
8x185
6x225
4x275
2x295
6x225

One Arm Dumbel Row -
10x50 pounds each
8x60
6x70

Hanging Knee Raises - 2x15

Seated Cable Row -
10x150
8x160
6x170

1 1/2 hours swimming with my girls. :D
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Postby michaelhobson » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:51 pm

Monday, November 21

Barbell Bench Press -
10x135
8x155
6x185
4x205
3x2x225
5x205

Incline Bench Press -
8x135
6x155

Bodyweight dips alternated with hanging knee raises - 3x10 each

Crunches with light resistance - 2x25

Hm, there is a 4-pack emerging above my belly. :shock: :? :shock: :?
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Postby Jonathan » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:07 pm

Hm, there is a 4-pack emerging above my belly.


this is deeply worrying :shock: have you been secretly dieting to appease the VBB&B bunch?! own up to it lad!

whats the weight doing at the moment?

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Postby michaelhobson » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:31 pm

jonathan wrote:
Hm, there is a 4-pack emerging above my belly.


this is deeply worrying :shock: have you been secretly dieting to appease the VBB&B bunch?! own up to it lad!

whats the weight doing at the moment?

jonathan


Weight is steady at 242 pounds, plus or minus a pound or two depending on the day, but have been stuck at that weight for the past two months. :?

I was shocked when I looked in the mirror. :shock: It took me a few minutes to figure out what those mysterious moving bumps on my midsection were. :lol:

I have to admit it is intriguing, I would like to see my abs at least once before I die. :D
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Postby JP » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:05 am

hmmmm :? are you sure you didn't count the two things on top oif your front side? Those are pecks mate, and the one below that is your tummy, so technically that is kind of a 4 pack ;)
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Postby michaelhobson » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:13 pm

JP wrote:hmmmm :? are you sure you didn't count the two things on top oif your front side? Those are pecks mate, and the one below that is your tummy, so technically that is kind of a 4 pack ;)


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