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Weight lifting workout
Monday, December 10, 2012      2 comments

Today the weight lifting workout was a blast. 1. Barbell squats at 82.5kgs(181.5lbs). 6 sets of 5 reps, not just 5. 2. Overhead presses at 45kgs(99lbs). Again 6 sets of 5 reps, not just 5. 3. Deadlifts @ 125kgs(275lbs). Here I went crazy.... Read more
Ravenous after weight lifting
Friday, November 23, 2012      1 comments

After today's weight lifting workout, I was totally annihilated. I did squats @75kgs (165lbs), OH presses @45kgs(99lbs) and dead lifts @120kgs(264lbs). Back home, I was ravenous. I ate a ton of stuff, but all healthy. I went over the caloric al... Read more
Stability ball single leg squats and barbell squats
Monday, November 19, 2012      2 comments

Would stability ball single leg squats strengthen the legs to be able to squat a higher weight? I got stuck at 82.5kgs (181.5lbs) in my squats (5x5). I figure since I weigh 85kgs, the single leg stability ball squats would stress the leg muscles... Read more
Building muscle?
Sunday, November 18, 2012      3 comments

Recently I have been tossing around a question in my mind. Should I really be building muscle, which requires a caloric surplus, which would eventually cause a fat gain? Or should I continue to eat at a caloric deficiency and reduce my body fat ... Read more
Weight training update
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      4 comments

So, I figure, happiness is about expectations being met. I am happy with my workout. There is no overnight strength or muscle gains, but that does not make me unhappy. Because I realize that I am more comfortable during the exercises. That... Read more
Today's weight lifting...
Friday, November 09, 2012      2 comments

I was pretty sore after Tuesday's weight lifting in my back and legs. Today, I was healed almost completely, so I went to lift weights. I squatted 2x5@85kgs(187lbs), and 2x4 and 1x3 at the same weight. It is incredible how an additional 2.5... Read more
Weight lifting workout
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      0 comments

A summary of today's workout: - Dead lifts: 1x5@125kgs - OK - OH Presses: 1x3+3x4+1x3@50kgs - FAIL, but better than last time. - Squats: 5x5@82.5kgs - OK I will increment the dead lift weight by 5kgs, and squat weight by 2.5kgs for th... Read more
Too much almonds...
Friday, November 02, 2012      1 comments

I think I had way too much of them today. It seems that I can't really build muscle at about 2100 kCals. Granted, this intake still causes caloric deficiency, although the deficiency is rather small. It seems that I have to go to 2400kCals... Read more
Weight lifting (no) progress
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      0 comments

OK, the weight lifting is not progressing, except for deadlifts. Especially the squats are a huge problem. Stuck at 82.5kgs(181.5lbs). Can't complete a descent 5x5 without breaking the form or reducing the depth. There is improvement in the... Read more
Thoughts on today's weight lifting
Monday, October 29, 2012      0 comments

So I went to the gym pretty refreshed, without any pain anywhere, after about 5 days of no exercise. I squatted 82.5kgs(181lbs) 2x5+3x4. The overhead presses were 1x3+1x4+2x3+1x2 at 50kgs(110lbs). The deadlifts improved again: 1x5 at 125kgs(275l... Read more
Skipped the workout today
Friday, October 26, 2012      1 comments

and actually tried hard to do that. I am sore all over, I would like my body to heal. I exercise 3 times a week, lifting as heavy as I can with good form, but my body never seems to heal! My legs are hurting, my triceps are hurting, and my back ... Read more
On yesterday's workout
Thursday, October 25, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday I was in the gym for 1 hour, doing weight lifting, focusing on the form instead of the weight lifted. For squats, I have been working on the low barbell positioning, and it seems to be going well, but I am still not 100% convinced... Read more
Weight lifting progress
Monday, October 22, 2012      3 comments

Since I have shifted my attention to proper form, I am not increasing the weights any more. Today was the second session in which I have placed the barbell in the low position to lift some 80kgs(176lbs). I am getting pretty comfortable wit... Read more
Cardio day...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      2 comments

Today was the cardio day. Initially I planned to go to the gym during lunch break, but I could not because I had to keep working. But back home, I hopped on the elliptical, program 4, max resistance, 30 minutes... It was a pretty good workout.... Read more
Weight lifting workouts
Monday, October 15, 2012      0 comments

My weight lifting has been generally OK with some exceptions. 1. My squats have suffered from the form problems. Form in squats is not trivial, and becomes critical when the weight increases sufficiently (for low weights, the problems with ... Read more

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