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Old 12-29-2011, 08:00 AM   #31
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Need to get pics up in the beginning of the year and take some measurements to see where I am!
How long has it been since you took some measurements?
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:08 AM   #32
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How long has it been since you took some measurements?
Looks like it was 9/19/2011.. I had been in PT for 2 months at that point and doing sporatic workouts.. I believe they were unfavorable and I almost jumped off a building when I calculated the results out! LOL
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:25 AM   #33
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Looks like it was 9/19/2011.. I had been in PT for 2 months at that point and doing sporatic workouts.. I believe they were unfavorable and I almost jumped off a building when I calculated the results out! LOL
Well Dave, we're all glad you didn't choose that option. But I certainly know how you feel. When my pants are tight it's sackcloth and ashes...
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #34
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December 30, 2011 - Last FullBody Workout of 2011! - Full Body "C"

Goblet Squats
75 x 12
75 x 12
75 x 12

Deadlifts
225 x 5
225 x 5
225 x 5

DB Shoulder Laterals
25 x 12
25 x 12
25 x 12

Bench Press
175 x 12
175 x 12
175 x 8 DOH!

DB Curls
30 x 12
30 x 12
30 x 12

Barbell Shrugs
225 x 12
225 x 12
225 x 12

Seated Calf Raises
90 x 15
90 x 15
90 x 15

Hanging Leg Raises 3 x 15
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #35
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Despite the DOH your benching numbers look good.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:28 PM   #36
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Despite the DOH your benching numbers look good.
I am wondering if I should bump up to 185lbs this week on the bench or if I should stay at 175lbs until I get those 3 sets of 12 reps.

Kind of discouraging, as I've been at that weight for 3 weeks, although Week 4 was truly my first *FULL WEEK* of "FULL BODY" Workouts.

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My opinion is that at a certain point hitting 12 reps for 3 sets becomes really difficult, making it hard to add much weight. I personally liked to use rep goals, something around 20-25 reps total for the 3 sets, depending on what feels good.

One of the reasons I think this method becomes a bit counterproductive at a certain point is because the first 2 sets might not be very challenging (all things relative of course), meaning you only have that one set where you are really pushing for that extra rep or two.
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Monday, January 2, 2012 - Full Body "A" (First Workout OF Year!)

Squats (Increased Weight)
185 x 8
185 x 8
185 x 8

BB Rows(Increased Weight):
155 x 8
155 x 8
155 x 8

DB Shoulder Laterals
30 x 8
30 x 8
30 x 8

Bench Press (Increased Weight):
185 x 8
185 x 8
185 x 8

DB Curls (Increased Weight):
35 x 8
35 x 8
35 x 8

Barbell Shrugs (Increased Weight):
245 x 8
245 x 8
245 x 8

Seated Calf Raise
90 x 15
90 x 15
90 x 15

Decline Crunch (Increased Weight):
25 x 15
25 x 15
25 x 15

I decided to go up on almost everything today. Felt good. No strained or strange elbow pain so that is good. Just barely squeaked out the last set of 8 reps on the bench though...
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My opinion is that at a certain point hitting 12 reps for 3 sets becomes really difficult, making it hard to add much weight. I personally liked to use rep goals, something around 20-25 reps total for the 3 sets, depending on what feels good.

One of the reasons I think this method becomes a bit counterproductive at a certain point is because the first 2 sets might not be very challenging (all things relative of course), meaning you only have that one set where you are really pushing for that extra rep or two.
Yeah I'm going to have to re-read the Reeve's articles by Glwanabe and see how he says to progress. I feel like I've tweaked it enough I don't want to mess with it any more.. and just do it the best as it's laid out.

Thanks Steve!

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Great way to start off the New Year! Congratulations on the progression on all the lifts. That's good stuff.
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