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SamthepigmanIconSam Martin - a small man trying to be a big man.02-05-2011 @ 17:36 
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Post Edited: 02.07.2011 @ 21:26 PM by Samthepigman
Alright everyone,
Starting my journal today! Thought it would be a good time as I quit drinking last week and have managed to get back to rugby training a couple weeks ago after snapping my ACL, which took over a year to get over, with the waiting list and the op itself.
My main aim is to put on some weight for rugby and to gain overall strength.
Im currently 13.5 stone 5ft9ish, 21 years old.
Im aiming for 14+ stone bodyweight, 270 deadlift, 130 overhead and 170 raw bench.

Current stats:
13.5/14 stone
160/170 raw bench
240/270 deadlift
120/130 overhead

Monday: chest
tuesday: rugby training
wednesday: legs + deadlift
thursday: back
friday: shoulders.
SamthepigmanIcon...02-05-2011 @ 17:43 
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Had the best chest session since I can remember, not drinking at the weekend has done wonders!

Bench:
60 - 8
100 - 5
120 - 4
130 - 3
140 - 1
147.5 - 1
155 - 1
160 - 1
dropped to 140
140 - 3
140 - 3
140 - 3
140 - 3( with a spot on the last).

Over the moon with that bench sesh.

Incline dumbells:
50kg - 8
50kg - 6
50kg - 6

Cable crossovers
Level 7 - 8
Level 7 - 8
Level 7 - 8
Level 7 - 8

Finished with a drop / pump set on the pec deck,
20 reps non stop on level 15.

Like I said, over the moon with how this sesh went.
Please point out anything I can do to improve my workouts or any other form of feedback!

cheers,
BoarIcon...02-05-2011 @ 17:47 
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thats some nice numbers pigman !!

the only advice i can offer is keep doin what your doin !!
SamthepigmanIcon...04-05-2011 @ 21:24 
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Post Edited: 05.05.2011 @ 20:26 PM by Samthepigman
Legs today, had to train on my own as my training partner whimped out.

Started wigth squats as usual:

60 - 8
80 - 8
100 - 8
120 - 6
140 - 5
160 - 1
170 - 1
175 - 1
180 - 1 (new pb, 175 was my best last week)
dropped to 140
140 - 5
140 - 5
140 - 8 ( was going to be my last set but thought i'd do another)
140 - 5

Happy with how the squats went as im not long back training legs due to knee op.

Was planning on doing some leg press but the machine was taken so went straight to leg extensions.

level 15 - 8
level 16 - 8
level 15 - 8
level 15 - 8

Cant do much on the leg extensions as it still causes quite alot of pain around the knee cap.

Overall happy with the PB and squats.

Anything you can see that i might be able to change for more results?
SamthepigmanIcon...05-05-2011 @ 18:11 
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Deadlifts today, was hoping to set a new pb, but after squats yesterday I wasnt too hopeful!
Also trying to work on my grip for farmers walk and such, (NS) means no straps.

60 - 8 (NS)
100 - 8 (NS)
140 - 8 (NS)
160 - 5 (NS)
180 - 3 (NS)
200 - 1 (NS) nearly dropped it!
220 - 1
245 - 1 (NEW PB BOOOM!)
dropped to 180
180 - 8
180 - 7
180 - 6

Was a tough session, felt like I was going to die, but over the moon with finally getting over 240, which i've been stuck on for about a month now. CMON 250!

Any advice? And is it normal for my legs and back to hurt for a good 4 days after ive trained them!?
SamthepigmanIcon...06-05-2011 @ 19:14 
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Shoulders today!

Legs and back were killin me so again, wasnt too hopeful for any PBs, but I was sick of being stuck on 120 for like 3 weeks.

Started with overhead press with the olympic bar.
60 - 8
80 - 8
90 - 3
100 - 3
110 - 1
120 - 1
122.5 - 1 (NEW PB, GET IN!!)
95 - 8

Incline dumbell press:
45kg - 8
45kg - 5
40kg - 8
I usually do 3 sets of 8 on the 45s and a set of about 5 on the 50s, but i put alot of effort into the overhead press and the gym was boilin hot which didnt help! Happy non the less!

Dumbell side raises:
22.5kg - 8
22.5kg - 8
20kg - 8

Traps next.

Reverse shrugs:
150 - 10
160 - 8
160 - 8
Front shrugs:
180 - 8
185 - 8
185 - 8

Overall buzzin from this weeks gym sesh, with 3 PBs in 3 days and an awesome bench session!

Any tips?
MarkCleggIcon...06-05-2011 @ 19:15 
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You quit drinking last week ?

Why ?
SamthepigmanIcon...06-05-2011 @ 19:23 
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I dont get anything out of it, i have just as much fun going out and not drinking. Plus i dont wake up with a hangover.
SamthepigmanIcon...09-05-2011 @ 20:22 
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Chest again today! Felt realy pumped for it today, was going for a new PB as last week went so well!
unfortuantly my shoulders were still appeared f**ked after fridays sesh, my tris were s**t aswell, both gave in before my chest.
Happy enough tho, as my chest was killing and so were my shoulders after the sesh, so its all good.

Flat Bench:
60 - 8
100 - 8
120 - 3
130 - 3
140 - 1
147.5 - 1
155 - 1
160 - 1
162.5 - massive fail.
Dropped down:
140 - 3
137.5 - 3
135 - 3
135 - 3
130 - 5
As you can see not as good as last week, but it was all down to my tris, packed in like there was no tomorrow, happy enough.

Incline dumbell bench:
50kg - 8
50kg - 5
50kg - 5
45kg - 6

Cable cross overs
level 6 - 8
level 6 - 8
level 6 - 8

pump set on peck deck
20 reps level 15.

Not gonna whinge, aslong as I hit atleast 160 each week on bench im happy enough at the mo!

Cheers
SamthepigmanIcon...10-05-2011 @ 18:22 
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Legs

Squats:
60 - 8
100 - 8
120 - 5
140 - 3
150 - 1
160 - 1
170 - 1
180 - 1 (good rep too, chuffed)
140 - 6
140 - 6
140 - 6

Leg Press:
200 - 8
220 - 6
240 - 6
240 - 6

Leg Curl:
level 12 - 8
level 12 - 8
level 12 - 8

Realy happy witht the sesh, all went to plan.
andydanjoshIcon...11-05-2011 @ 09:28 
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good sessions and bench looks strong nice work


Happy
martinIcon...11-05-2011 @ 09:36 
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Why not just not get fat in the first place?
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You snapped your ACL?

Have you not been told to avoid leg extensions?
SamthepigmanIcon...11-05-2011 @ 18:21 
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Yeh, leg extensions is the last thing you get back to doing. I still get alittle bit of pain, but i only use a small amount of weight when I do them at the mo.
martinIcon...11-05-2011 @ 19:25 
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Why not just not get fat in the first place?
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Samthepigman said:Yeh, leg extensions is the last thing you get back to doing. I still get alittle bit of pain, but i only use a small amount of weight when I do them at the mo.


Don't bother mate. They are an almost useless exercise anyway and from what I've always been told post ACL replacement you should never do them again. The risk of snapping again is very high already it's just not worth going through it all again.
martinIcon...11-05-2011 @ 19:27 
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Why not just not get fat in the first place?
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P.S. You also won't feel any pain before it goes again. There is no warning signs prior to it snapping again, they just snap. It also takes many months to remodel the tendon before it can become anywhere near as strong as the original ligament.

Just my 2p's Happy

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