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Old 11-26-2012, 16:52   #1
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Ok, here's my log..

You all don't be too harsh on me. Got some health issues.

"HOG's" log.
HOG = Hot Old Guy.

Age 60, fat, untrained here. Using modified Rippetoe Guide to Novice Barbell Training...

Oct. 23, 2012

Workout ‘A’

Hex bar Squats 3X5 +5 lbs.
Pushups 10 sissy. Challenging
Hex bar Deadlift 1X5 45 lbs.. +10 lbs.

Oct. 25, 2012

Workout ‘B’

Cold outside. Rainy. Lifted on porch outside. Leaky roof.

As they say "no rain, no gain". lol

Hex bar Squats 3X5 55lbs Add at least 5 lbs. 2.5 min. rest in between.
Standing Press 3X5 45 lbs. Add 0 lbs. 2 min rest. Bad form. Discouraging.
Bent Row 3X5 50 lbs. Add 10 lbs. Easy exercise.

I may have to use my fractional weights for the overhead press...I love those things!


Cold outside. I work out on my unprotected porch. So ******* what.

3rd workout on modified Rippetoe.

Workout 'A'

Hex Bar Squats 65X3X5 Add 5 lbs. Next workout
Hex Bar Deads 65X1X5 Add 10 lbs. Next workout.
Pushups...sissy kind. 10 reps.

Triceps shot.

Felt good. Sometimes we don't feel like working out but once the iron is in our hands...we can't stop.

Next workout, Tuesday. Can't wait to get a bench. Me and pushups don't get along very well.

Love this routine.

Workout 'B'

Nailed it! Felt like crap before starting the workout. After the first set of squats, everything seemed easy.

Hex Bar Squat 75 lbs. X 3X5
OH Press 45 lbs X 3X 5
Bent Rows 65 lbs X 3X5

Add 10 to the squat and rows. Maybe 2lbs to press.

Workout 'A'

Hex Bar squat 85X3X5
Bench Press 45X2X5, 1X10
Hex Bar deads 85X1X5

Felt good. Squats are beginning to involve glutes/hams. First time bench pressing in over 40 years.
Add an easy 10lbs to all next workout!


Workout 'B'

3X5X95 hex bar squat. Add 5-10 lbs next time
3X5x46 OH Press Add 1lb
3X5X75 Rows. Add 5-10 lbs

Squats are getting tougher.

Workout A
Heck of a good workout.

3x5x105 Hex Bar Squats
2x5x55 Bench Press
1x10x65 Bench Press
1x7x105 Hex Bar Deadlift

Surprised I was able to add 10 lbs to Squat and 20 lbs to Deads. Felt great today. Maybe due to creatine?!

Just do it. A bad workout day is better than a do nothing day.

Took a big step today, 11/8/2012. Ordered a power cage. I'm serious as heck. Going to get my weight in line and my strength up. I'll have to fight off the chicks.. lol
Good workout tonight.
Workout 'B'

3x5x115lbs Hex Squat Add 10lbs
2x5x47lbs OH Press Add 1lb
1x7x47lbs OH Press
2x5x85lbs Pendlay Row Add 5-10lbs
1x8x85lbs Pendlay Row

7th time in a row adding 10lbs to Squat. when will it end? lol

Thanks for looking!

Another good workout.
Workout 'A'
9th workout.

3X5X125lbs. Hex Bar Squat Add 5lbs
2X5X65lbs. Bench Press
1X10X65lbs. Bench Press Add 10lbs.
1X5X125lbs Hex Bar Deads. Add whatever my Squat is.

This was supposed to be yesterday's workout but it rained and rained.
Ok, this was my 8th straight workout adding 10lb to my Squat. Add maybe 5 lbs. next workout.
Probably switching over to regular Deads next workout. Purchased an extra straight bar.

Thanks for looking.

Workout 'B'
10th Workout

Was sick for 3 days.

Got my power cage!! First time regular squats in like 15 years.

3x5 Squat 95 lbs. Add 10 lbs. Dropped down from Hex bar squats to get my form squared away.
3x5 Press 48 lbs. Add 1 lb
3x5 BB Row 95 Lbs. Add 5 lbs.

11/18/2012 Sunday 11th SS Workout
Workout 'A'

3x5 Squat 105 lbs. Add 10 lbs.
2x5 Bench 75 lbs. Add 10 lbs.
1x15 Bench 75 lbs Don't know what got into me.
1x8 Deadlift 135 lbs. Add 5-10 lbs. First time barbell DL in 15 years.

Good workout. First time using Barbell instead of Hex bar for all exercises.

Thanks for looking.

11/21/2012 Wednesday 12th SS Workout.
Workout 'B'

Missed a day. Too tired.

3x5 Squat..........115 lbs. Add 10 lbs.
2x5 OH Press......49 lbs. Add 1 lb.
1x7 OH Press......49 lbs
3x5 Row............100 lbs. Add 5 lbs.

Rows were tough today.

Thanks for looking.

13th SS Workout. Very cold!
11/23/2012 Friday 13th SS Workout

2x5..........Squat....125 lbs.
1x7..........Squat....125 lbs.
2x5..........Bench.....95 lbs.
1x7..........Bench.....95 lbs.

Add 10lbs to Squat
Add 5lbs to Bench
Add 5lbs to Deads

Great workout. Gains are slowing down a bit which is ok. Deads felt a bit easier than last time.
Nothing like working out in 25F weather. Yep, my equipment is on my open porch. Brrrrrr.
Big jump of 20lbs on Bench. Tired of piddling around.

Thanks for looking.
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