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Monday, March 31, 2008

Back In The Gym

On the 20th of March I went in for surgery. I had a carpal tunnel release on my right hand which has left me to leave weights for a while and recover. Today my hand was feeling better so I decided to go to the gym. Nothing serious, just move the muscles around and get the blood flowing. Here's the work out.

*Super Set 3 Times Through*
Cardio - 10 minutes elliptical trainer.
Inclined Leg Press - 12 reps, 180/270/360lbs.
Inclined Calf Press - 12 reps, 180/270/360lbs.
Sit Ups - 12 reps.
Seated Hip Abductor Machine - 20 reps, weight?
Seated Hip Adductor Machine - 20 reps, weight?

I felt really good afterwards. I did try some light squats and the stress on my hand is still too much. I'll have to give it some more time. That's my legs work out, now how do I do chest and back without irritating my hand?


Friday, March 07, 2008

Thursday Quicky

I only had about an hour to complete the work out yesterday. Here's how things went.

Cardio - 10 minutes Arc Trainer (intense).
Squats - 10 reps, 105kg (231lbs).
Sit Ups - 30 reps.
Squats - 10 reps, 105kg (231lbs).
Cardio - 6 minutes Arc Trainer (intense).

That was that. Very Quick.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Deadlifting Bloopers

Yikes! I wanted to try out two new suits today for deadlifts. Here's how things went.

Warm Up - 5 minutes Arc Trainer.
Deadlifts - 4 reps/130kg, 1 rep/170kg, 1 rep/210kg.
*put on Titan Centurion Squat suit*
Deadlifts (all singles) - 230kg, 270kg(miss), 270kg(miss)
*change to Titan Superior suit low cut*
Deadlifts (all singles) - 270kg(miss), 260kg(miss), 210kg(miss)
*get rid of the gear*
Raw Deadlifts (all singles) - 210kg/1 rep.

Holy moly, that was pathetic. I did however accomplish what I wanted to do, the other suits I have don't work as well as the regular cut Titan Superior suit I used at the Westerns. Till next time.


Monday, March 03, 2008

Monday Bench Day

Due to a crazy schedule this week I've done bench today, deadlifts tomorrow, and squats later in the week. Here's how today went.

Cardio - 5 minutes bike.
Bench Press - 10 reps, 185lbs.
Swiss Ball Crunches - 20 reps.
Various Tricep/Bicep machines - 20+reps.
Bench Press - 10 reps, 185lbs.

Cardio - 7 minutes treadmill fast walk.
Bench Press - 10 reps, 205lbs.
Swiss Ball Crunches - 25 reps.
Various Tricep/Bicep machines - 20+reps
Bench Press - 10 reps, 205lbs.

Cardio - 6 minutes Arc Trainer.
Bench Press - 10 reps, 225lbs.
Sit Ups - 25 reps.
Various Tricep/Bicep machines - 20+reps.
Bench Press - 12 reps, 225lbs.

I kept the pace of the work out fairly quick. I really like this way of working out. Maybe I'll be lucky and drop a few pounds along the way. Tomorrow I'm getting together with a buddy for deadlifts. I'll be bringing my video camera and working towards some PBs in untried gear. Stay tuned.