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    Currently running a Jason Ferruggia workout program. I'm on phase four of the program:

    Phase 4 - Full Body - Alternating Micro Periodization - Intensity

    Day 1

    Snatch Grip Dead Lift, 3 sets of 3-4 reps
    Parallel Grip Chin Up, 3 x 3-4
    Bench Press, 3 x 3-4

    Day 2


    Pronated Inverted Row 2 x 10-12
    Dumbbell Split Squat 2 x 10-12
    Seated Dumbbell Clean 2 x 10-12
    Parallel Bar Dip 1 x 10-12
    Incline Hammer Curl 1 x 10-12

    Day 3

    Squat 2 x 5-7
    Military Press 2 x 5-7
    Bent Over Barbell Row 2 x 5-7
    Close Grip Floor Press 2 x 5-7

    I'm going to have to take a look at that manual to see just what some of those exercises are.

    Some of what I've been doing lately:








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    WOOO!!! Way to go, art teacher!!!

    I will be in class everyday

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    The holiday is OVER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaoshang Xiongshou View Post
    The holiday is OVER.

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    7/6/08

    Planet Fitness


    60:00 Star Trac bike

    15 parallel bar knee raises followed by 30 crunches as a superset
    15 parallel bar knee raises followed by 30 crunches as a superset
    15 parallel bar knee raises followed by 30 crunches as a superset
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    7/7/08

    Snatch grip deadlift 135x5, 225x2,2,2
    Parallel grip chinup, bodyweight + 25 lbs. x3,3,2
    Bench press 135x4, 155x3,2

    Free Motion treadmill 30:00
    Life Fitness tread 50:00

    80:00 total
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    Why so much cardio?

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    (looks around training journal)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaoshang Xiongshou View Post
    Why so much cardio?
    Because it's healthy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchooler View Post
    Watch out behind you Curt, the chubby kid (with a max bench of 135?!?!?!) is sizing you up!
    Picture perfect form man, controlled and smooth. Looking good.
    heh I am probably weaker on bench than "the chubby kid"

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtjames View Post
    Because it's healthy?

    Do you need that much though? Or is gaining not really your goal here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaoshang Xiongshou View Post
    Do you need that much though? Or is gaining not really your goal here?
    Again, you do not log your training yet you question mine. Interesting.

    What is your goal... here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtjames View Post
    Again, you do not log your training yet you question mine. Interesting.

    What is your goal... here?

    Touche'.

    I just have not gotten back to logging mine, as I still have yet to work out the inconsistencies of my schedule, and I hate to log a day or two, then miss two or three days because of not making it to the gym, then picking back up... leaving holes, basically.

    But fine. I like accountability. I should get back to logging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaoshang Xiongshou View Post
    Touche'.

    I just have not gotten back to logging mine, as I still have yet to work out the inconsistencies of my schedule, and I hate to log a day or two, then miss two or three days because of not making it to the gym, then picking back up... leaving holes, basically.

    But fine. I like accountability. I should get back to logging.
    If you do not exercise then there is nothing to log.

    Don't call it "not making it to the gym," but rather a recovery day. Rest is when we grow. Or so I've been told.

    The cardio I perform is long slow distance at a heart rate of 130 beats per minute or less per Dave Palumbo's training philosophy. I've done HIIT before and that worked well, however I'm using LSD currently and enjoying it.

    My training journal or workout journal is a record of my workouts. If I miss then the journal is evidence of that. Rest and recovery might just be a useful euphemism for you, GX.

    And re cardio needs, I've been this



    And I've been this



    The former was 149 lbs. courtesy of 1500 kcals per day and double cardio sessions in addition to lifting four times per week.

    After the 1500-calorie experiment was complete, I upped the food intake.

    The latter was a result of 3K kcals per day and a minimum gram per pound of bodyweight regimen.

    I had been taking in 4K kcals per day but began to get too heavy, blurry at about 195 lbs. Not good. So I decreased my calories for a time and have dipped back to about 180-185.

    My goal is growth, however not at the expense of my waistline - notoriously wide thanks to excess fat but moreso thanks to an unfortunate bone structure, at least by bodybuilding standards.

    The overal goal is to look like a 1975 Arnold Schwarzenegger, however that leaves reality behind. More realistically, I'd like to decrease body fat and increase strength. Size would be nice, but I'm concentrating on my waistline and strength at this point in time.

    I wish you good training!
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    Rock 'n' roll, sir!!

    I will be back tomorrow!

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    Default July 8, 2008

    Star Trac Bike 20:00
    FreeMotion Treadmill 30:00
    Star Track Bike 30:00

    Total cardio 80:00

    Here's the equipment:


    Star Trac Bike


    FreeMotion Treadmill

    And, used during yesterday's cardio:


    Lift Fitness Treadmill with TV (can you see Yoda?)
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    Cardio normally is not so hot... but it actually looks like it might be halfway enjoyable on those

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