HIT or Miss
A new journal here for a new year (I'm starting early :) ) Sorry I haven't been around much, I've been very depressed and generally not well off for awhile. I'm in therapy now and going back to Lockheed on December 11 :( . Anyway, with starting work again and school, the gym needs to be cut back some...hence HIT. I have something kinda preliminary I want to try for a few weeks and if I stay with it....notice I say if, I do know myself....Hopefully Archie will help me with switching things up and making changes etc.
Knee is still bad, but I get insurance back again next month and I'll get it looked at then. Till then I think I'm just going to wrap it and see where I can go with it.
Today is Push, so I'm off to the gym for my first w/o in awhile!
Welcome back, Rocco. :wave2:
You know I'll be along my Friend!!! Wishing nothing but the Best for you BRother Rocco!!!
Hey Triple, thanks buddy! I like that new Avi...growing a beard? :D
Thanks Archie. I want to make sure I can stay with something here for a few weeks before I bug you too much :)
180 x 12, rest 30 sec, 6
80 x 4.5 (Tried 90 first right before so I can probably get more with 80.)
35 x 14
140 x 10, rest 30 sec, 4
DB Side Lateral-
25 x 12
Reverse Pec Deck-
120 x 14
0 x 9, rest 30 sec, 4
100 x 11
W/O Time- 25 min
Definately wore me out. I think next time I'll do the side laterals sitting so I don't use body movement once I start getting tired. And I don't think I'll use the HS MP next time, the angle is too hard on my wrists.
He's back again. What happened that you went back to Lockheed?
Wlecome back... hopefully things will start getting better for you!
Did you and Rocco have a challenge going at one time?
Originally Posted by IainDaniel
Excellent return my Friend!!! Your not buggin me, if I can help I would be happy to!!!
Welcome back Rock. Like Gary said, nice start!
Nice journal Rocco. I hear we're getting snow this weekend
let's get 'er in gear! Good to see ya back!
Cow- Hey buddy. I just wanted to get some of our credit cards paid off and maybe save a bit more money before doing school full time. I plan to work one year and that should cover our debts and should cover me through graduate school. In the past two months we've learned to live off of Lisa's paycheck so everything I make in the year we can put aside. I hate that I'm going back but I'm also less stressed out about it as well!
Iain- Thanks. My therapist says things will get a lot worse before they get better....something to look forward to :D
Gary- Thanks. What's going on with you?
Triple- We did. Iain probably kicked my ass!!! :pissed:
Angel- Thanks Archie. Right now I'm just doing Push/Pull. I can't do anything with my right leg right now. Any advice or suggestions on anything is appreciated!
Jersey- Hey there. Thanks! How's everything going?
Goandy- Where do you live? I can't wait for snow, though I don't think my car is going to do to well in it.
Burner- Wassup Mike?!? What's happening? Keeping everyone in line here?
I can send you some porn to make you feel better.
155 x 15, rest 30 sec, 6
HS Pulldown, alternating arms-
200 x 15
180 x 12
180 x 8
95 x 8
35 x 5 (plus to forced reps with slow negatives)
Sitting Hammer Curl-
30 x 11
W/O Time- 21 min
I don't think it was a good idea to work my left side with the HS Pulldown and then work my right with HIT. By the time I finished my left and started my right I was worn out. I think I need to keep the movements to both sides. I may just go to regular pulldowns next time.
The HS Dead was really hurting my knee and I ended up doing it mostly like a SLDL but more bend in the knee.
I think for the BB Curl I'll do it with an EZ bar next time. The BB just hurt the wrists too much for my liking.
Any thoughts or suggestions anyone?
Oh, I've got plenty of that but feel free to send me more :clapping:
Originally Posted by IainDaniel
For the new year? Boy you are starting early!!! :laugh:
Sounds like you're doing great so far -- get down on it (baby, baby)...get down on it!!!
Oh, sorry -- I got carried away there!
Looking strong Rocco,
I don't know what any of the HS equipment looks like or functions but they look impressive, I know you're strong .
I think we discussed this a long long time ago. I live Right at the fuzzy border of Herndon, but is now considered Oak Hill? Herndon.
The way today looks the snow prediction might be wrong, but I';d love some snow soon. We havent had any real snow since 03.
the HS machne: you can do separate or at the same time? Then if can, do the reps at the same time.
Cambered bar is great, but har far are you keeping your grip on BB Curls? Can you vary your grip to ease the stress off your wrists?
:laugh: You can get carried away with me anytime babe!!!
Originally Posted by Fitgirl70
Thanks Gary, not as strong as you though yet, I'm coming :paddle: :D
Originally Posted by gwcaton
That's right, now I remember. Yeah, it's way to hot for snow around here!!! I'm sitting in my apartment in a tank top and boxers sweating. I hate it when the weathers like this.
Originally Posted by goandykid
Spot on Mikey!!! But for some reason when you can do an exercise unilaterally like HS, I have trouble doing it at the same time. But only with back stuff LOL.
Originally Posted by Burner02
On the grip for BB Curls I'm about shoulder width, maybe a teensy bit wider.
For these workouts I'll post the last one in quotations with my latest for comparison in Bold.
Wow does that wear me out!!! I'm very happy with advancing in weight and my reps except the HS MP. I only added 20 lbs but my reps really shot down. But I'll keep it there until I can get it back up.
Originally Posted by Rocco32
Nice workout buddy!
I like seeing the dips in this wo. Made me realize, I need to do dips! I cut them when I was having elbow issues, but elbow has been doing much better.
I miss you Rocco!! you can PM me anytime to talk if you need to :kiss:
Maybe it's a simple imbalance of strength in the muscle?