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atypical1
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It might just take for you to become a regular there for people to be open to you asking for a bench or powerrack. If you approach the strong guys and ask for a rack or to work in because you want to squat then I bet they will be somewhat agreeable unless they are just total dicks.

james

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Grneyes
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Join date: May 2009
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Since my calves are still killing me, I did no leg exercises today.

Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x BW. Definitely adding weight next week. These are now way too light/easy. :)

Pulldowns: 5 x 60, 3 x 10 x 70.

Seated MP: 2 x 10 x Bar. IH said I need to narrow my grip just a tad.

Flys: 5 x 40, 2 x 10 x 55.

I'm glad that only after 2 weeks I'm starting to add weight to things and get back to where I was a year ago, at least on the accessory work. Still need to clean up my diet, cook a little more instead of buying meals in a bag/box or frozen dinners, but overall, I'm happy. :)

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kimbakimba
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Good job on getting back to it. Food is difficult, but diet is so important. sigh.

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Grneyes
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Thanx, Kimba! Yeah, food is the hardest part, I think. I get home around 8:45pm....who wants to cook at that point?

Squat Day!

Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 10. These with the 10 lb plate feel exactly like the first time I did them. It's great!

Squats: 3 x 8 x Bar. I upped my reps and concentrated on staying on my heels, staying more vertical (not leaning forward) and had the bar lower and my hands wider. They definitely felt better, more comfortable.

DB Curls: 2 x 10 x 15.

Flys: 3 x 10 x 55.

Now on to shoe shopping. Hopefully I can find some dress shoes that are somewhere between ballet flats and 6 inch platform stilettos.

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cavalier
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Grneyes wrote:
atypical1 wrote:
You should have asked the guy to trade benches. Sometimes people are agreeable to that if you explain why.

Good work and it's good that you've got IH to check your form too as that always helps.

james


Yeah, I know. I'm still in the shy, don't want to bother people mode. Especially since I'm still doing just the bar on a lot of stuff. i feel dumb asking someone who can bench twice my weight if I can use a piece of equipment to just bench/squat the bar. I know I gotta get over that at some point, but right now it's okay since it's pretty empty in there at that time. Now, if I was going after work, I'd have to deal with the powerlifting/bodybuilding/Strongman group who tend to take up two power racks, three bench stations, both oly platforms, the deadlifting area, and the monolift. They are there when I get there and there when I leave and rarely have I actually seen them DO something. They tend to walk around, chat, and "warm up" for insane amounts of time.


Good God, a gym with 2, count them, 2 power racks AND two oly platforms AND a deadlift area AND a monolith??? I used to train at a place that had one power rack for all that stuff, was that a pain for people to work in. With all that equipment, just no excuse for hogging stuff.

I know how intimidating it can be to talk to such people, but try "Excuse me, how many more sets do you have?" See if that can get things going.

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imhungry
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The gym misses you.

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Edgy
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( o y o )



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Grneyes
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Join date: May 2009
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I miss the gym. Will go Thursday. Need to go before work some time too.

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Grneyes
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Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 10

Pulldowns: 3 x 12 x 70. These are starting to feel VERY easy.....

Leg Curls: 2 x 12 x 50. It's weird. These things kill me after 2 sets but squats don't. Is there a reason?

Flys: 2 x 10 x 55.

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Grneyes
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Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 10. These are starting to get easy. Maybe another week or so at 10 lbs.

Seated MP: 3 x 10 x Bar. I need to do these more often.

Lying Leg Curls: 2 x 12 x 55. Realized after my first set the machine was set at 55. Guess I'll keep doing 55.

Tricep Pushdowns: 2 x 10 x 40. Definitely need to do these more as they still kill me.

Ab Machine: 5 x 20, 10 x 30, 2 x 15 x 30.

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Brother Chris
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Following.

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Grneyes
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Join date: May 2009
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Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 10. Definitely moving up to the 25 lb plate next time.

Bench: 5 x Bar, 5 x 65, 10 x 65. So glad I could still do this! And it wasn't that hard either.

Pulldowns: 5 x 70, 10 x 80, 8 x 80. Almost to half bodyweight.....le sigh....

Leg Extensions: 3 x 12 x 55

DB Curls: 2 x 10 x 15

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thebruce13
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Where do the leg curls kill you? If the machine is flat place a foam roll under your hips to take strain off of low back and give you a better angle on your hamstring insertions.
Nice to see your WO progressing.

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Grneyes
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thebruce13 wrote:
Where do the leg curls kill you? If the machine is flat place a foam roll under your hips to take strain off of low back and give you a better angle on your hamstring insertions.
Nice to see your WO progressing.


It's not flat. It's at a slight /\.

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Grneyes
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Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 25. These are gonna kill me for awhile, holy shit!

Retarded Frogs: 10

Seated MP: 10 x Bar, 2 x 8 x 55

Lying Leg Curls: 3 x 10 x 55

Triceps Pushdowns: 2 x 12 x 40, 6 x 40 --> this set was for form check because IH said I wasn't keeping my elbows down. Of course, when he came to watch I did keep my elbows down and he was like, "well, of course now you're doing it right." :)

Ab Machine: 3 x 15 x 50.

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Grneyes
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4.26.12

Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 25.

Retarded Frogs: 10

Squats: 2 x 8 x Bar

Flys: 2 x 10 x 55.

5.1.12

Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 25.

Retarded Frogs; 12

Wide Grip Pulldowns: 5 x 70, 2 x 10 x 80

HS Iso-Lateral High Rows: 3 x 10 x 25. Something new. These seemed light but really weren't.

Ab Machine: 20 x 50, 20 x 55.

Today

Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 25

Retarded Frogs: 12

Squats: 3 x 5 x Bar. Really concentrated on the pointers from the Squat Set Up vid one of the ladies posted on FB.

DB Curls: 2 x 10 x 15

Flys: 3 x 10 x 55

Triceps Pushdowns: 3 x 10 x 40

Ab Machine: 2 x 20 x 55.

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Grneyes
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Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 25

Retarded Frogs: 12

Seated MP: 10 x Bar, 2 x 6 x 55

Wide Grip Pulldowns: 3 x 10 x 80

Lying Leg Curls: 2 x 15 x 55

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Grneyes
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Stretching

Hypers: 3 x 10 x 25

Retarded Frogs: 1 x 12

HS Rows: 3 x 6 x 48

DB Curls: 2 x 10 x 15

Tricep Pushdowns: 3 x 10 x 40

Leg Extensions: 2 x 15 x 55

Ab Machine: 2 x 20 x 55

Cardio: 5 mins on the elliptical. 48 calories burned. This sucked. Just wasn't feeling it today.

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cavalier
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I must have missed it - what's a Retarded Frog?

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Grneyes
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cavalier wrote:
I must have missed it - what's a Retarded Frog?


It's that squat to stand thing. One of the PW ladies said she felt like a retarded frog when she did them, so I renamed them.

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