yup, time to start a journal... i've been keeping one in my livejournal for the last several months, but most of the people that read it don't know anything about lifting, so i generally don't get too many useful comments. anyway, a little background info... been lifting regularly for the last 7 months, took 5 months off before that, and had a year of lifting before that. my weak point is basically my entire upper body - mostly lats, biceps, and grip strength.
for the next 8 weeks i'll be doing a basic pyramid routine with various modifications due to suggestions i've gotten from people on here (thanks 2THICK and RepubCarrier). we'll see what happens.
current stats (squat & DL are approximate):
weight: 255 (25% bf - yeah, yeah, i know)
goals by end of the year:
bench: 350 (probably not realistic, but who knows?)
today's workout... back/biceps/speed bench
155x3 x 9
(3 sets wide grip, 3 sets standard grip, 3 sets narrow grip)
bent-over barbell row:
135x10, 145x8, 155x6, 165x4, 115x15 (13)
hammer strength front pull:
140x10, 160x8, 180x6, 200x4, 120x15
70x10, 75x8, 80x6, 85x4, 60x15 (13)
80x10, 90x8, 100x6, 110x4 (3), 70x15 (10)
45x10, 55x8, 65x6 (5), 75x4 (3), 45x15
110x10, 120x8, 130x6, 140x4(3), 100x15(14)
comments... i'd never done bent-over barbell rows before, and they turned out to be harder than i thought. speed bench (DE work in general) is also new - i don't really know if i went fast enough, but i tried to push as hard/fast as possible on the way up - the narrow-grip sets went considerably faster than the other two. grade: B
tomorrow... speed leg work, calves, and some light shoulder work.