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Old 11-15-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
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11/10/11
The first workout went well.
Deadlift 365 3x3
OHP 115x6,6,6
T-bar rows 135x8,8,8
db incline bench 70x8,8,8
db curls 40x8,8,6

Decline bench crunches bwx15,15,14

Overall Workout Grade: A
Notes: It was really nice to do some different exercises. 3+ months of madcow had began to get stale.
I didn't warm up enough for the deads. My back is a bit sore, but it's dull and is muscular. It will be fine.
OHP was done standing with a barbell
T-bar rows were fun! I don't know the last time I used these. It's been a few years. It was so fun just to do something different.
Samething with db incline, it was fun to do a different lift at different rep ranges.

I'm looking forward to the next workout. I'm going to have fun with this routine and not be so by the book for a couple months. I'll start an official log sometime this weekend.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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Squats
235x6,6,6

Bench Press
255x6,5 245x5

DB Rows
75x8, 80x8,8

Db lateral raises
17.5x8,8,8

CGBP
185x8, 195x8,4

Rev. Pec deck
75x10,10,10

Overall Workout Grade: B

Notes:
This was a good workout. However, the change in volume between this and Madcow was kind of a "culture shock". The straight sets really ratchet up the intensity, not to mention the added volume of exercises and reps. It was a kick in the ass.
The squat went well.
The bench really put me in my place. On the 22nd of October I smashed 290x3 with relatively easy. Not sure what the hell happened here, but I was hitting no where near that. I figured that with the hit and miss working out over the last 3 weeks and the added volume some lifts would be a bit down, but I really didn't expect my bench to take that much of a hit. Maybe things will improve once my nerves adapt.
It's been a long while since I did DB rows. Very fun.
I hit a wall on my 3rd set of CGBP. Caught me a bit off guard, I must admit. I guess I'm still adapting to the change in my workout. I guess I can only improve from here.

Overall I enjoyed this session and am looking forward to seeing how things go.
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Thanks Guys.
And I hope to have the starting beard pictures up sometime soon.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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November is official beard month, so I feel obligated to participate. I'm going to grow mine until christmas or my finance makes me shave it, which ever comes first.
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Looking good, Josh! Bench will be back up there in no time, I bet.

As for the beard, my money is on the fiance. Good Luck!
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Looking good, Josh! Bench will be back up there in no time, I bet.

As for the beard, my money is on the fiance. Good Luck!
Thanks Mike.
I think your money is probably in the right place!!!!!!!!
She's already dropping hints about how much she likes my face when it is smooth.
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