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Old 01-10-2011, 10:22 AM   #11
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Those are great exercises to use, and with your lifting experience t I see no issue using them. I would run at minimum something like an A/B split, alternating every other workout:





Or you could just do this:




...Maybe even alternating calves and abs each workout to save some time.

I'm not a big fan on doing deadlifts every day though, so I would recommend either doing them every other workout, or on Wednesday's only. I also wasn't sure if alternating between exercises like rows and pullups was an option...
This looks great.

After last week I agree about deadlifts. I was only doing one set of deadlifts in Starting Strength and the most I had done was 310x5. Last week I wanted to try doing one major lift a day and I did deadlifts on Tuesday - 315x5; 315x5; 315x7. I was shot the rest of the week.

Do you agree with his rep and set scheme, specifically going light 2x a week the first two weeks and then progressing as he describes after that? Or should I just focus on these lifts and progressive poundage from the get-go?

As far as abs - my wife has an ab roller that I like to use. Any problem with skipping abs at the gym and just doing the ab wheel at home?

Thanks for the feedback, we're getting somewhere!
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #12
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Wow, I got hit with some virus on Monday and was running a fever through Wednesday, I haven't been this sick in a while, I'll spare you all the rest of the details!

I had actually been coming down with something a couple of times throughout December and never took any time off for training, just figured I'd get better. I'm hardly ever sick so I was surprised I kept getting bogged down with things until finally this week it really nailed me.

I definitely think continuing to train through sickness weakened my immune system, I won't make that mistake again.

So having said all of that, I'm still not back to 100% but I'm much better than I was the past two days. I know I'll be taking it easy through this weekend and it depends on how I feel Monday whether or not I'll start training again next week or not.

I did receive Stuart McRobert's book and have been reading it the past two days. I still like bendthebar's workout plan the best and think that's what I'm going to go with for the next few months.

I'll keep you guys updated and start a training log as soon as I get back on the wagon
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