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    No, haven't trained martial arts since January of 2009; has been 3 years. Wow, that sure went by fast. I think about it a lot still and would like to do so again but injuries and my schedule won't allow for it. I work a desk job Monday to Friday days and Friday and/or Saturday nights I work for the RCMP. Sunday is my only day off and and the first part is a bust as I'm sleeping as I usually do 10-14 hour shifts. With lifting 3 days a week, cardio 2 days a week; I still have to find time for my family and friends so time wouldn't allow it now. Plus my wife probably would expect me to curb some of my other activities to do it and I want all that I have now. Perhaps in the future I will rejoin martial arts.

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    JANUARY 23, 2012

    DAY 14 - Monday

    BARBELL FRONT SQUAT
    5 x 157 Lbs
    5 x 192 Lbs
    5 x 232 Lbs
    5 x 267 Lbs
    5 x 307 Lbs
    1RM = 358.16 Lbs

    BARBELL BENCH PRESS
    5 x 222 Lbs
    5 x 147 Lbs
    5 x 177 Lbs
    5 x 202 Lbs
    5 x 232 Lbs
    1RM = 270.66 Lbs

    BARBELL BENT-OVER ROWS
    5 x 130 Lbs
    5 x 165 Lbs
    5 x 195 Lbs
    5 x 230 Lbs
    6 x 250 Lbs
    1RM = 300 Lbs

    - Squats; paid particular attention to getting deep enough on the heavier weights; I'm happy with this. 307 lbs you can really feel the amount of weight you are lifting.
    - Bench Press; still a little ways to go to make it a little more difficult but almost there.
    - Rows; 260 Lbs was the goal but as I struggled previous times I opted to stick with 250. After 3 lifts I had to put it down but I grabbed it immediately and cranked off another 3. Was difficult and by far this is the hardest part of my workout.
    - OVERALL; when I am finished with my workout it feels like I haven't worked out at all. My body isn't tired or stressed and that worries me as I'm used to being exhausted. The program is only 12 weeks and I want to give it a fair go but I worry that by the end that I will have lost in other areas as no longer work them like I used to. Plus I don't make gains like I used to and I perhaps should have been on Advanced Stronglift that is meant for weekly gains not daily gains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decu68 View Post
    - OVERALL; when I am finished with my workout it feels like I haven't worked out at all. My body isn't tired or stressed and that worries me as I'm used to being exhausted. The program is only 12 weeks and I want to give it a fair go but I worry that by the end that I will have lost in other areas as no longer work them like I used to. Plus I don't make gains like I used to and I perhaps should have been on Advanced Stronglift that is meant for weekly gains not daily gains.
    Kind of makes you want to switch up just to keep from "potentially" losing any gains. Been there. If I don't feel tired afterwards, I don't feel like I'm making progress.
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    Yeh, just not sure what to do. 12 weeks really isn't that long but we shall see down the road what I do.

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    anybody can gain from this program. But this program is really meant for people starting out that needs to build overall strength. But you are what 2 weeks in so im sure you will feel the burn soon enough. Looking at your lifting number you could consider a more advanced program
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    I started week 4. The Stronglift 4x4 said too advanced so that is why I went to Madcow 5x5. I will give this a solid go and hopefully things will get better. If not I will advance on. Thanks.

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    JANUARY 24, 2012

    Day 15 - Tuesday

    Skipping; 1500 reps in 15 minutes (100/60 seconds)


    All time best. Usually takes me around 20 minutes. Came home stressed out yet again from work and put that all into the skipping; intensity.
    Last edited by decu68; 01-27-2012 at 01:09 AM.

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    JANUARY 25, 2012

    DAY 16 - Wednesday

    BARBELL FRONT SQUAT
    5 x 157 Lbs
    5 x 192 Lbs
    5 x 232 Lbs
    5 x 232 Lbs
    1RM = 270.66 Lbs

    BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS
    5 x 105 Lbs
    5 x 125 Lbs
    5 x 145 Lbs
    5 x 165 Lbs
    1RM = 192.5 Lbs

    BARBELL DEADLIFTS
    5 x 205 Lbs
    5 x 250 Lbs
    5 x 290 Lbs
    5 x 330 Lbs
    1RM = 385 Lbs

    - Squats; light day so walk in the park

    - Shoulder Press; got the 5th one this time. Because things have been so simple for all the lifts I have been lifting, change weight, lifting, change weight, etc. The only time I am taking a break is for the last one to be ready and usually only 60 seconds. This time I actually used the timer (first time) at 120 seconds and then lifted. Felt like I was standing around doing nothing but it helped to get the last one for sure. Will start for all the lifts to actually give myself 1 minute even if don't need it and 2 minutes for the last one; or more later if need it.

    - Deadlifts; getting heavier but not heavy enough, more needed to grow and can't wait till I return to the 400+ 1RM that I had been lifting prior.

    - Only the middle of the 4th week. Some lifts are getting heavier but I believe some of that comes from "de-loading" which wasn't challenging so believe lost some strength. Still going to push on as this just might be what is expected to happen.


    JANUARY 26, 2012

    Day 17 - Thursday

    Skipping; 1500 reps in 20 minutes (75/60 seconds)

    Still stressed but couldn't pull out 15 minutes like I did on Tuesday. Plus in the beginning it seems I was continually having problems timing the jumping; this slowed me down.
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    At least you can skip rope. I look "special" when I skip rope. Not sure if its the cheap rope I have or what.
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    JANUARY 27, 2012

    Day 18 - Friday

    BARBELL FRONT SQUAT
    5 x 157 Lbs
    5 x 192 Lbs
    5 x 232 Lbs
    5 x 267 Lbs
    3 x 317 Lbs
    8 x 232 Lbs
    1RM = 348.7 Lbs

    BARBELL BENCH PRESS
    5 x 122 Lbs
    5 x 147 Lbs
    5 x 177 Lbs
    5 x 202 Lbs
    3 x 237 Lbs
    8 x 177 Lbs
    1RM = 260.7 Lbs

    BARBELL BENT-OVER ROWS
    5 x 130 Lbs
    5 x 165 Lbs
    5 x 195 Lbs
    5 x 230 Lbs
    3 x 255 Lbs
    8 x 195 Lbs
    1RM = 291.5 Lbs

    - Squats; first time I had to push the exercise as getting hard now. 317 lbs is a considerable amount of weight to balance in the front and had to make sure got deep enough and didn't cheat.
    - Bench; still easy. The 202 lbs I was literally tossing up and catching it. This exercise needs to catch up to the rest of the lifts.
    - Rows; actually not too bad at all. I struggled last week with the weight but now not too bad. This is a positive and more weight I'm now looking forward to.

    -Over all this is getting a little harder. 4 weeks under my belt and starting 5 weeks so looking forward to progressing.
    Last edited by decu68; 02-04-2012 at 09:21 PM.

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