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  1. 400Lb Gorilla

    400Lb Gorilla VIP Member

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    Still going slack ass in here. I did the deadlift and squat workouts last week but missed the press workout. Nothing exciting because the weights were still fairly light. I have replaced my gym workouts with work related movements of heavy bullshit. I was lugging around some 300 pound nitrogen bottles all day cause my supervisor is a dick :D
     
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    Today I decided to just lift for fun. No numbers to hit, no program, just went with what I felt like doing. Turned out pretty good:

    August 15, 2017- Doing what I want
    Weight: Probably still fat

    Deadlifts
    135x8
    225x8
    315x5
    365x5
    405x3
    455x1 vid
    495x1 vid
    545x1 vid

    Press
    45x10
    95x10
    135x7
    185x3
    205x3 vid
    185x5
    135x7

    Front Squats
    1355
    185x5
    225x5
    245x5
    225x5
    185x5
    185x5
    135x7
    95x14

    Chin-ups
    BWx5, 5, 5, 5, 7

    Not too bad for having no real plan other than to have some fun and sweat everywhere :D
    The 545 deadlift was everything I had. I am pretty sure another 10 pounds on that bar would have meant the bar never got to lockout.
    Press was good but I wasnt going any heavier. I thought the 205 was going to be a tough single or double but it went up so easy on those first two reps I went for the third.... third rep was not so easy.
    Front squats were good too. They were really clicking today so I did a lot of sets.
    Chin-ups sucked because I am fat and cannot move my own fat body up and down for more than 7 reps lol.
     
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  4. ITAWOLF

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    Rest your shoulders bro
    Takes awhile to recoup when pounding it out
    Been in your shoes

    Numbers look great !!!
     
  5. 400Lb Gorilla

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    Thanks ITAWOLF. My shoulder seems to be back to normal. I think it was just a strain from doing shit at work at awkward angles that are not good for the shoulders.

    August 17, 2017- Still doing my own thing
    Weight: Between 220 and 240 pounds

    Benchpress
    45x10
    95x10
    135x8
    185x8
    225x7
    275x5 vid
    315x2 vid
    305x2
    275x3
    225x6

    Wide-grip Pullups
    BWx5, 5 vid, 4, 5, 3, 3

    Incline Benchpress
    45x5
    135x8
    185x8 vid
    185x8
    185x7
    135x10
    135x10

    DB Rows
    45x12
    65x12
    85x10
    105x10
    105x10
    105x10

    Not bad at all. Benchpress was not as strong but I think this had more to do with the fact that I worked shoulders and back pretty hard two days ago and I am still feeling that one a little :D
    Pullups still suck because I am still fat. I cannot tell you how fat because my scale read 221, 239, 235, 228 and 236 lol.
    Incline bench was great. DB rows were good but I cannot go heavier than 105 without sacrificing a lot of range of motion(due to size of the DBs).
     
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  7. RowdyBrad

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    Do you ever include low weight internal and external rotation for your shoulders? They are a great preventative.

    Sorry if I missed it mentioned.
     
  8. 400Lb Gorilla

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    Mostly external rotations. I do not log that in very often but it is how I start and end any workout where i am pushing something heavy
     
  9. 400Lb Gorilla

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    August 18, 2017
    Skwatz

    Squats
    135x8
    185x8
    225x8
    275x5 vid
    315x5 vid
    365x3 vid
    315x3
    275x5
    225x7
    225x7

    Goodmornings
    45x10
    95x10
    135x10
    135x10 vid
    135x10
    135x10

    BB Shrugs
    135x12
    185x12
    185x12
    185x10
    185x10

    BB Curls
    45x12
    45x12
    45x12
    45x12

    It was 105 degrees and more humid than the Devil's nutsack. But I was fairly pleased with myself for this one. I was expecting to have trouble on the 315 set since it has been a while since I have gotten decent squatting in, but even 365 was not that difficult. Only reason I stopped is form was starting to slip.
    Goodmornings were good but I kept them really light. They stretched and hammered the hammies pretty good for only having 135 on the bar. Shrugs and curls were thrown in cause I want to put some focus on these two lagging areas.

     
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    Alright, I got some excuses to make here so bear with me. I have managed to get in two workouts between the 18th and today. Today was the 3rd workout in 11 days. I am still not able to consistently get in the gym but I am trying to make each of the workouts "count for more". On the 22nd I threw benchpress, deadlift, and upper back together but I was at a commercial gym that a buddy invited me to and I left the notebook at home so I forgot what I did exactly lol. The highlights of that workout was a 315x4 benchpress and 3 singles on deadlift with 555.

    On the 27th, I did skwats, front skwatz, and goodmornings. Only real highlights were a 315x8 squat and 275x5 front squat. Goodmornings were light and in the 15+ rep range.

    29 August 2017- Shoulder Stuff
    Weight: 227 pounds

    Press
    45x15
    135x8
    165x8 vid
    195x3
    195x3 vid
    195x3 vid
    165x5

    Single-arm DB Press
    25x10
    45x10
    65x10 vid
    65x10
    65x10

    DB Lateral Raises
    25x12
    25x10
    25x10
    25x9

    BB Shrugs
    165x10
    225x15
    225x12
    225x12

    DB Curls
    25x10
    35x10
    35x8
    35x7


    I know this looks more along the lines of a bodybuilding workout.... and that is because it kind of is. No, you are never gonna see me in a thing on stage, but I am going to be putting more effort into building muscle mass, especially in the shoulders, traps, legs, and biceps. Right now the shoulders, traps, and biceps are feeling swole as fuuuuuuuuuck :D
     
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    31 August 2017
    Chesticles

    Benchpress
    45x10
    95x10
    135x10
    185x8
    225x8 vid
    275x5 vid
    275x6 vid
    275x5

    Pullups
    BWx6, 6, 6, 7, 7

    CG Benchpress
    225x8
    205x8
    205x8
    205x7
    165x8

    Not too terrible.
     
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