This is quite possible the most convoluted blog on TSR. It started off nearly a year ago with me being a gym bro, doing one body part a day and making precisely nought progress. This changed in the spring with me deciding to run a marathon with two flatmates. So I spent the spring and summer running and running some more! When it came to the marathon in September, heat and drinking Lucosade sport almost killed me; but I got there, with an awesome sprint finish. Time was 3 hours 59mins 30 seconds. I planned to run it in under 4 hours so I got there just I might have been able to run it faster if it was cooler and I just drank water and ate jelly babies like I did in training
Anyway, returned to lifting and some cycling after a few days of not being able to walk. Was a bit of a gym bro again, not much in the way of routine. Realising that I was wasting my time, I'm now doing a bastardised SS, with pullups/chins and Tbars/pendlay/cable rows/ inverted rows instead of power cleans. I progressed was going well, however a prior back injury flared badly which led to me stopping squatting and deadlifting
I then tore my meniscus and I had surgery for that 8 months later, which meant lower body work. I stopped lifting for a while as an attempt to heal it. I also started swimming.
My knee still isn't sorted but I'm back in the gym having had another 2 months off training post knee operation. Hopefully 2015 will be the year I can train properly!
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Never forget - "Push yourself, push yourself until you can think there is no more you can do, then take another step and another. One foot infront of the other; there is always more in your tank, you just have to believe. Reach your potential - you can conquer any challenge, great or small. You know it. I know it. Now do it."
Haven't gone to the gym this weekend - been too tired.
Played ultimate frisbee (don't hate on it, until you play it - it's great ) in the snow for an hour and a half (ish) - surprisingly hard on the calves... saying that, it is my first cardio since the first week of the Xmas holidays
No idea what the first two excercises I did are called -
First one you start with a dumbbell in each hand they face sidewards at waist level and you raise them to shoulder height so that they come in front of your face... lord knows what they're called - typing "shoulder exercises" into google is of no help 10kg (in each hand) - 3 x 15
Second exercise - like lateral deltoid raises - but isn't them I got advice from a bodybuilder in the gym to do it this way - works the delts better 7.5 kg (in each hand) 3x10
Shoulder shrug 25kg (in each hand) 2 x 15 30kg 2 x 10
Delighted that I got 2 sets of 30 out New PB
Seated dumbbell press - 20kg 2 x 7 - new weight for me - felt like a tonne of bricks on my shoulders! Will have to work on it!
Barbell rows (Done with an EZ bar) - 20kg 1x10 30kg - 1 x 8 35kg - 1 x 4 My shoulders were knackered by this stage - hence the low number of reps on the latter
Incline Bench - 50kg 1 x 10 1 x 4 This was a mistake - the smiths machine had weights on it, when I got to the gym, I thought it was the 20kgs on both side.... thought my chest was going to break... realised my mistake and quickly rectified it - It was 10kg more than I'd ever even considered doing! 40kgs - 2 x 10
Bench press - 50kg 1 x 10 55kg 2 x 10 (last rep was very painful!)
Had to take a break after this, the 50kg inclined, completely screwed with me! I did some spotting for my flatmate, the massive blackbelt
Body weight inverted rows - 2 x 10 1 x 15
And an exercise similar to a middle back shrug - 10kg in each hand 3 x 10
Dumbbell press - 22.5kg 1 x10 2 x 7 Form was terrible! Pushing out the 50kg incline has really screwed me over!
Chest was sore and the gym had got a lot busier - cable machine and smiths were both taken - did some legs
Leg Press 140 kg - 3 x 10 150 kg 1 x10 (heavy!)
I'll do some more back tomorrow - probably some upright rows and sitting rows
So yesterday I did 3 back exercises - Sitting rows - 1x10 level 8 (I cant remember what each level corresponds to ) 1 x 10 level 9 1 x 10 level 10 Dumbbell bent over rows - 10kg dumbbell 3 x 10 Another idk the name of exercise - you place one end of a barbell in a corner - then place weights at the other and in the squat position pull the barbell off the ground to your chest 1 x 10 20 kg 1 x 10 25 kg
Today - arms - Hammer curls using tricep bar - 10kg 1 x 10 15kg - 2 x 10 EZ bicep curls - 20 kg - 1 x 6 - too heavy 15 kg - 2 x 10
5 x 10 BW dips 1 x 15 BW dips
Cable tricep extensions - level 4 2 x 10 level 3 1 x 7
Skullcrushers 20kg 1 x 6 too heavy - I was doing an alternate last set with my flatmate 15kg 1 x 12 1 x 10
Dumbbell tricep extension - 15 kg 1 x 15 17.5 kg 2 x 15
Dumbbell hammercurl 1 x 10 each arm 12.5 kg Dumbbell curl 1 x 10 each arm 10kg
Cable curl - level 4 1 x 10 each arm
Did a few mins of abs - but nothing of any note
I might have done more - I cant remember However, my arms are dead!