Sunday, October 21, 2007

Notes Oct7 to Oct20

Currently maitaining 5 to 6 meals a day. Not to strict with micronutrient partitioning, just avoiding junk food, softdrinks, too much fat. Probably getting more than 140g of protein.

Surge for post workout drink + 3-5gms of creatine
Biotest BCAA 3 a day in between meals on non-training days, 5 on training days 1 each before and after workout
GNC fish oil, 1 after each meal
GNC mega men sport multivitamins, 2 tablets per day
Biotest Metabolic Drive in the morning and before sleeping.
Spike 15 minutes before training
Not getting enough water, need to work on that

about 6 to 7.5 hrs of sleep

Current status:
No pains or aches so far. No signs of fatigue or depression to indicate overtraining. No trouble falling asleep. Seem to be getting enough rest both for work and training. Could probably add another training day (low intensity cardio perharps of focus on explosive movements). have not weight myself yet or obtained body fat% reading.

October 20, 2007

October 20, 2007

bench press 2 inch off chest
-worked up to 175lbs, failed at 185lbs for two attempts

Press downs


Cable shrugs
-150 lbs for first set, 170 lbs for second set, 180 x3 sets, used Free Motion cable machine

Cuban press (inclined)

Tabatha style bike

October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007

Lock-out deadlifts
-worked up to 455lbs, used belt and straps, the power cage's holes set the bar mid knee level, ensured proper form. Tried to ad 10lbs more, bar didn't move

Pull throughs

Lat pulldowns (butterfly grip)

EZ bar curls
3x12x40lbs (don't know how heavy the EZ curl bar is)

Preacher curls (DB)

HIIT 2:1 for 5 rounds
-used recumbent bike

Note: slight uneasiness on left knee, but was gone after a hot bath

Saturday, October 20, 2007

October 14, 2007

HIIT 2:1 for 10 rounds, using row machine

October 16, 2007

October 16, 2007

Decline DB press
-2 rep short in last set

Flat close grip benchpress

Low pulley rows

Cable crossovers
3x12x15lbs? (did reverse)

Tabatha style bike
2mins warmup, 5rds 20:10 sec, 5 min active rest, 5rds 20:10 secs

October 12, 2007

October 12, 2007

-worked up to 3RM (245lbs), used power cage

Crossface extensions

Dumbell Shrugs
5x10x80lbs each arm

External rotation

cable flyes

Tabatha style bike

October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007

-worked up to 1 RM, maxed at 325lbs

Good Mornings

Lat pulldowns (wide, pronated)
-after last set, de-loaded to 50lbs and made 12 reps more

EZ bar curls

Incline DB curls

HIIT 2:1 ratio for 5 rounds
-used recumbent bike

October 9, 2007

October 9, 2007

Incline DB press
-failed on 4th set

French Press

Tricep pressdowns (using ropes)
-added by me :)

Hammer rows
-used hammer strength machine

Front raises
-used static barbell

Flat bnech flyes

Tabatha style bike
-did 2mins warmup, then 5 rounds of 20sec max and 10 sec active rest. Did 2 min active rest then another 5 rounds. the rest should have been 5 minutes.

Monday, October 08, 2007

October 7, 2007

Goals for this next two months

Reduce bodyfat by 5%

Maintain strength

Maintain muscle mass

Dont over train

Low start deadlift

-worked my way upto 345lbs (156.5kgs), the plates at California Family Fitness are not rubber coated so if I use them as platform they would slip, I used the aerobic step nearby and set it at its lowest which is around 4 inches high. The aerobic step + the 45lb plates (they were about an inch lower than what I use in fitness first (25kg plates)). When I setup for the lift I was surprised on how low it was, it was like using 20kgs plates.

Romanian deadlift

5x6x225lbs (102.2kgs)

-used straps, no problem

Lat pulldown (narrow suppinated grip)

3x12x100lbs (after last set, dropped weight to 50lbs and did 12 more reps)

-no problem

Straight bar curls (used static barbell)


-would have used 60lbs but was still feeling the burn from the suppinated lat pulldown (I should probably have done wide overhand grip to avoid too much biceps involvement)

Alternate dumbbell curls


-kept it light since this is just the first week

HIIT 2:1 (active rest: max effort)

5 rounds of 2:1 on cycling machine

Note: was a good workout but seem to miss the kick of pre-workout BCAA, Creatine, and coffee.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Max Day Squats September 30, 2007 New PR!


1x130kgs raw (no belt) new PR

Stiff legged deads


Cable shrugs

Lat pull down

High incline dumbbell press

Leg raises and then scissor the legs for 1 count

3 sets of 15 counts

Max Day Bench September 29, 207

Did volume work today.


-flat bench press

-dumbell flyes

Standing lat pulldown

Bent over dumbbell row

Standing scoop flyes?