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    Thanks! That means a lot to me.

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    Of course I did. Stupidly, I tried doing unilateral RDLs using both legs and just one arm before. I figured it'd be really good for the core. Well, it turns out that grip is definitely the limiting factor in that case. I'm now doing them the way they're supposed to be done, heh. I was hoping you'd poke in here. I assume you didn't see anything terribly wrong with my split, then. This is a good thing.

    KelJu
    Thanks. I took some time off for a while and then started posting a little after I got back in the game. Hopefully it won't happen agian.

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    Like Bakerboy said, it's the same thing but using one hand. I try to keep my shoulders level to get some unilateral work done for the obliques and core. It's great when you use a 60+ pound DB.

    Bakerboy
    Thanks for explaining that. It definitely is hard with a lot of weight. Of course, I'm still working up to decent weight, but it's still pretty difficult. Actually, the numbers for the pull ups represent the added weight, that's why it went 1x0, 15, 25 - it's for one rep times 0, 15 and 25 pounds of added weight, respectively. As you can see, I'm trying to increase the strength of the movement rather than just the number of reps.

    Thanks for posting, everyone. I should be lifting again later today, and my diet has still been strict. I'm on my way...
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    Warmup (circuit):
    -Burpees 1x10
    -Spider Crawls
    -Shoulder Circles
    -Shoulder Abductions 1x10 (5)
    -Deadlift Walks


    Lifting:
    -Power Snatches 3x3 (65), 3x2 (100)
    -Turkish Get Ups 1x3 (55)
    -Farmer's Walks 2x1 (120)
    -Chin Ups 1xBW, +20, +40 (F)
    -Planks 3x30s (45)

    Rating: 5/5; BW: 189

    Everything went pretty well. I'll be adding weight for the snatches and TGUs. Chin ups were really difficult. I'm dropping the last rep down to BW +30. Planks were brutal after everything else. I was pretty spent a few minutes ago, but I followed up with some stretching.

    My diet now needs some major work. I see that what I've been doing hasn't helped at all. Of course, the extra weight could be due to water retention since I'm drinking so much right now. I'm going to start posting my diets on here as well so I can embarrass myself. I've retained plenty of training knowledge (even if I'm not advanced enough to use some of it), but nutrition is another story.

    Diet for today:
    -Whole wheat pasta (~4 oz) @ 8:45 AM
    -Peanuts (1 serving) @ 11 AM
    -Small steak @ 3 PM
    -Whole wheat pasta (~4 oz) @ 5:30 PM

    And that's about it so far (I'm about to eat the pasta). I've read that whole wheat pasta, although not as good as certain other carbs, is generally a good food to eat. Perhaps I'm wrong. If so, it would explain a lot. I also had some grapes as a snack, but nothing too significant. I'll have to start counting calories and macronutrients if I don't solve this problem soon.
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    Warmup (circuit):
    -Burpees 1x10
    -Shoulder Circles
    -Spider Crawls
    -Shoulder Abductions 1x10 (5)

    Lifting:
    -Sumo Deadlifts 3x3 (135), 3x2 (225)
    -Yates Rows 3x3 (115), 3x2 (155)
    -Plate Walks 3x1 (180)
    -Unilateral Farmer's Walks 3x1 (55)

    Rating: 5/5; BW: 185

    Exams last week kept me from lifting like I wanted to. Somewhat of an excuse, but still pretty legitimate. I can't decide whether I'm calling myself out on that one or not. I'll just have to kick my ass later.

    Very nice. This stuff was very light weight, but that's because a) I hadn't done it in a pretty long time and b) the room in which I lifted was definitely below 40°. My hands just about froze to the metal and my feet were numb after about two or three minutes. But I couldn't go another day without lifting. Now is no time to be a pansy.

    Looks like I lost 4 pounds in 9 days. Perhaps my diet isn't so terrible after all. But that doesn't mean I won't continue to do more research, especially about the foods I eat most. I need some protein...
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    I find myself struggling between whether to put more time into lifting or school. It is a tough call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    I find myself struggling between whether to put more time into lifting or school. It is a tough call.
    Yeah it is. I'm hoping that once I'm in college I'll have a lot more freedom in my schedule, which means a lot more effective time management. Plus I won't have to work out in the freezing cold in the winter. But that's just a perk, heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camarosuper6 View Post
    How old are you?
    I am 17 years of age, sir.
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    My feet are still numb as I type this. I don't have Body Identity Integrity Disorder or anything, but it almost feels good...

    Warmup:
    -Burpees
    -Shoulder Abductions
    -Shoulder Circles
    -Deadlift Walks
    -Spider Crawls

    Workout:
    -Overhead Bulgarian Squat 3x3 (45), 3x2 (80)
    -Unilateral Benches 3x5 (45)
    -Unilateral RDLs 3x3 (95), 3x2 (135)
    -Pull Ups 1x0, 15, 25 (F)

    BW: 185; rating: 5/5

    Overall it was pretty good, but a little strange. My left side seemed stronger, for one thing. And I'm still not used to being numb while lifting. I should get used to it soon, though. Winters in Cleveland usually last a while.

    Squats were great. I'll be adding weight. Benches were noticeably easier. At least I'm making progress. Adding weight next time for sure. RDLs were good too, and I'll be adding weight. Pull ups weren't so great. The 25 was nowhere close to completion. Last time I was closer though - I'll keep it the same one more time and see what happens.
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    Good stuff! Nice RDL's and OH squats. Why don't you just do BW pullups until you can do 10-12 reps and then focus on adding weight later?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakerboy View Post
    Good stuff! Nice RDL's and OH squats. Why don't you just do BW pullups until you can do 10-12 reps and then focus on adding weight later?
    I thank you for the compliment and the advice. However, I can't see myself doing that. I like adding weight more than I like adding reps. It's just the way I am. I'm simply behind because I can't train as frequently as I'd like to. I'm up to somewhat decent weight for chin ups now (40 pounds or so), so at least I know I've been making some kind of progress. If it becomes a problem, I definitely will take the advice though.
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    So instead of my nice, elaborate post on my painfully interesting life since I've posted, the forum showed a giant chunk of text which would probably scare away anyone. I'll see if I can get that fixed before posting anything nearly that long (I ramble).
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    get a clue and post more please
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squaggleboggin View Post
    So instead of my nice, elaborate post on my painfully interesting life since I've posted, the forum showed a giant chunk of text which would probably scare away anyone. I'll see if I can get that fixed before posting anything nearly that long (I ramble).
    Its good to see you back. IM is in need of intelligent people at all times, so you need to get your ass back to posting. I hope all is well for you, bud.
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