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PostSubject: Weight Training   Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:27 pm

I frequently include weight training in my schedule (2-3 times a week). I try to include a wide range of compound muscle group exercises and movements. My workouts are 'full body' (rotating emphasis) with one or two days of rest. I try to do about 10 exercises a session. Reps are 7x. Trying to increase strength and size.

Having said that....I haven't been lifting since January! In mid-January I hurt (arm bar) my arm. I took a break from the lifting. Then the 3/11 disaster happened so that forced me to hold off longer. But starting in May I am gonna be back at it! But only light to start out! I wonder if my gym has bags of feathers I can start out on... Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Weight Training   Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:48 am

I'll try to keep a basic log here in the hopes of keeping myself honest. Today was my first day back at the lifting. Man, is it ever hard trying to move the weight. Took it super light. Need to retrain my muscle memory.

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3 x 7 reps for hammer curls

3 x 7 reps for bench press

3x 7 reps for squats

3 x 7 reps for front shoulder raises

3 x 7 reps for dead lifts

3 x 7 reps for forward single arm db rows

And at 2/3rd of the weight I used to lift it just about killed me!
A pretty half-assed routine but I need to ease into the pool. More to report Thursday I hope.

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PostSubject: Re: Weight Training   Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:25 am

Another light lifting session.

Bench 3x7reps
Tricep Kickbacks 3x7reps
Lat Pull downs 3x7reps
Arnold Press 3x7reps
Alt. DB Curls 3x7 reps

My arm was a little sore after lifting on Tuesday. Will keep things super light. Hope to roll tomorrow night.




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PostSubject: Re: Weight Training   Sun May 22, 2011 11:27 am

Wow...I personally don't have access to any weights but I think using household items (i.e. cans or rubber bands) for resistance could work pretty good too, right?

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PostSubject: Re: Weight Training   Sun May 22, 2011 7:45 pm

Sure. Body weight exercises are great too. The kind of lifting you do will depend on your goals. If you want to build strength you are better off with free weights. If you want to work compound muscle groups free weights and/or kettle bells. Muscular endurance would be lighter/higher rep stuff. I think if you don't have free weights some mix of body weight exercises and resistance stuff should do wonders!

Update...
I logged 2 workouts since my last update.

1. 5 exercise workout 3x7 reps (chest, back, quads, shoulders and biceps)

2 8 exercise workout 3x7 reps (chest, 2 back, quads, 2 shoulders, 1 core and 1 bicep/tricep)

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PostSubject: Re: Weight Training   Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:26 am

I have fallen off the weight training wagon again. I have been working lots and I have been finding it hard to balance work, bjj 3xweek and running. I need to get back into a 2xweek lifting pattern. Hopefully I can turn things around this Saturday!

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