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Discussion in 'Fitness' started by CrazedJava, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    Ugh. Ill premise this with I'm in no way a nap taking person. I hated naps as a child and it followed me as an adult....until....

    Within one hour after finishing weights. I get incredibly sleepy. It doesn't matter how much energy drink, kratom, or coffee. Ill fall asleep with a heartbeat of 100. On average the nap is two hours.

    I may hate naps but it indicates I'm doing decent trauma to the muscle tissues.


    Sets have increased to 4. Reps are still between 6-8. 21's used for warm ups. Then the next three sets are full weight. Progress is going good. 500# on the leg press with both legs. 3 sets of 8. I don't reach failure. Then each individual leg on the same machine. 4-45# disc, so whatever that weight is. Leg extensions, 150#. Calf raises, 200#.

    I can't really lift heavy with biceps but can I exercise with the whole stack on standing tricep push downs with a solid bar, 200#. Standing tricep pull down with a rope, 130#. Traps are done on the Smith machine. 4 sets of 10 reps. Two 45#, four 25#, two 5# weights on a weightless bar.

    Lawn mower pull, 90#. 3 sets of 8 reps...


    I can't remember if this is third month or second. I bought a 3 month contract. The payments don't stop after its up. I just don't have to pay for the whole contract after 3 months if I were to chicken out. So I really don't have a clue.

    Oh...and I need new gloves. I'm ripping the fingers.
     


  2. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    I over did it Monday. Extremely. Missing two sessions on the chest and then doing six exercises from 21's to heavy-duty....It drained me. I felt sick but wasn't sick. Hurt like hell to sleep too.

    Muscle soreness at the outer edges of the pecks by the front deltoids and the inner edges on the sternum. Puffy, tight, and sore. Enough to effected my mood. Hard to reach areas in the shower....are getting really hard to reach. I can't scratch my own back unless I use a stick.

    Knees are also killing me. It's that leg extension machine doing it. Tendon soreness. Today I wrapped both knees and took it easy. 12-45# disc. Three sets of 7 reps. Individual legs with 4- 45# and two 25#. 3 sets of 7 reps each. Making sure my knees never went past my toes. Finished off on the elliptical machine. An easy 10mins, 2.40 miles. The elliptical machine is now an everyday thing. 10mins of a decent stride. When 10 becomes easy(which it's doing fairly quickly). Ill up the time and miles by 5 minutes for each day for a week. Then up it some more.

    Standing Calf raises, 210#, 3 sets of 10.
     
  3. pronstar

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    Too much is tough...I go for the initial pump, then do one more set.

    I've found that it's harder to skip cardio if I do it first. Another benefit is that stretching cold muscles is bad, so stretching after cardio, then lifting after, makes sense for me.


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  4. grasshopperglock

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    I almost do the same.

    I stretch out before I do anything. I warm up on light weights. Example, the leg press it's started with 180#. Maintaining form I'd do a set of 7-10 reps. Then the weight go's up to 6-45#. Same thing. I don't go heavy until I'm warm. I'm sweaty before the really heavy stuff is moved. Technically I'm doing 6 complete sets. The first two are warm up. With more stretches as I do it. Ill stretch my calves before, during, and after. I enjoy the 21s.

    The cardio is because I am fat. I also walk a couple miles a day walking the dogs. Usually about 4-5pm. Keep the metabolism up. Every day, 10,000 steps.
     
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  5. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    25° and I don't own a pair of jogging pants. We have a stop by 7/11 for an energy drink. Then about 50 yards to the front door of the gym.

    Burrr. Maybe if I wasn't such a hard head I'd buy jogging pants....
     
  6. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    Ordered some wrist hooks. My grip is getting tired before the major muscles do. Doing shoulder shrugs on the Smith machine isn't what it could be. Wrist hooks will solve that.
     
  7. cbigclarke

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    Do framer walks...heavy. It'll help that grip

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  8. grasshopperglock

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    The thing is, is the bigger muscle groups are way past the grip strength. Example, my traps. Using a Smith machine with bare hands. I can pull 180#. 4-45# disc. With hooks I can pull 50# more, 2-25#. Which is about average between other exercises. There's not a huge range on the weight between hands and hooks. I only use them on pulling motions. Mainly my back. Lats, traps and 'erector spinae'. Bet using them with a farmer's walk and you could go further before your hands feel like they caught fire. I've never used hooks on a farmer's walk. I am now. You brought it up. It's an excellent shoulders workout.

    All the other exercises are pushing motions. With exceptions like bicep curls. I'm not too concerned or centered on grip strength. I'd rather push the bigger muscle groups harder without constantly trying to fight my grip. Hooks are the $hit. It definitely makes some exercises more enjoyable.
     
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  9. cbigclarke

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    The farmers walk will also improve your traps.


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    I'm gonna lay two 45# disc on the sides of the Smith machine. After I pull the bar 8 times. Ill grab(hook) both 45's and do a loop around the gym. Then on the next set same thing. I totally forgot about the farmer's walk. Traps are one of my favorite areas.
     


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