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Old 11-06-2011, 11:35 PM   #1121 (permalink)
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Squats 5,5,5@275lbs
Deadlifts 5,5@295lbs
Stiff Leg Deadlift 6,6@135
Leg Press Calf Extension 10,10,10@270lbs
Close Grip Bench Press 6,6@135lbs
Chin Ups 9,6,5
DB Curl 6,6@45lbs
DB Row 6,6@80lbs
DB Shrugs 6,6@100lbs

Ab Circuit
Hanging Knee ups 15, 15
Reverse Crunch + leg lift 15,15@b/w+10lbs
Cable Crunch 20,20@70kg
Medicine Ball Stir-The-Pots 12,12

Full body marathon minus chest/shoulder. Added a few aesthetic exercises that I never do anymore. 218lbs.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:13 PM   #1122 (permalink)
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Fantastic Log man . I just spent the better part of my evening reading it. I to am about to embark on my journey of MMA. I about you size as well. You mind telling me what your reach is? Im 6'4 as well but slightly slimmer; I walk around at 190ish) and I hope to fight at 170 if I can. Hopefully I can utilize my reach advantage as I dont see too many 170lbers with a 83.5" reach. Keep up all the hard work man and keep all those little fellas away from you.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:42 PM   #1123 (permalink)
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Squats 5@285lbs
Deadlifts 5@305lbs
Bench 5,5,5@135lbs

Crappy workout was crappy. Felt shitty today so I cut it off. Need to break up my routine now, can't depend on marathon full body's if I go more than 1x a week.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #1124 (permalink)
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Fantastic Log man . I just spent the better part of my evening reading it. I to am about to embark on my journey of MMA. I about you size as well. You mind telling me what your reach is? Im 6'4 as well but slightly slimmer; I walk around at 190ish) and I hope to fight at 170 if I can. Hopefully I can utilize my reach advantage as I dont see too many 170lbers with a 83.5" reach. Keep up all the hard work man and keep all those little fellas away from you.
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I have no idea what my reach is.

6'4 seems extremely tall for 170. I'd worry a bit about Corey Hilling a leg or getting handled by wrestlers at that extreme of a height. Also, cutting from 190ish to 170 at 6'4 is spreading yourself very thin (pun intended). The taller you are, the less water weight you can cut due to a larger portion of your weight being composed of bones, organs, etc. 20lbs is also a HUGE cut for a first fight. You want to gradually build up to such things.

More importantly, if you're just starting on training, don't worry about what weight class you're going to fight at. I know it's exciting and everything to think about, but in reality its such a minor detail of a huge process, and not something you should worry about until you're actually deemed ready to fight and are looking for opponents/organizations. So much can happen to your body between now and then, and your coaches can help you decide at that point.

Hope that makes sense. Good luck!

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:57 PM   #1125 (permalink)
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I agree. 170 is my ultimate goal. I know i spend time at 185. my metabolism hasnt changed much since highschool but my wieght is up due to being a corporate b!tch for the last 3 yrs. I dont even plan on fighting for 18 mos. I played a couple yrs of college football at a bulky 185. I ran track closer to 175. Im just natural thin. But I can also bench 205 and squat 275.

Reasons I want to get into MMA is I want to get back into the shape i was in college and surpass it. Ialso played so many team sports in my youth I never got to take Martial arts as much as I wanted. I did some wrestling in highschool. Who knows where it'll take me, maybe ill b**** out 2 wks in, but I want to at least try. Once again great work I hope I could carve a successful path such as yours.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:04 PM   #1126 (permalink)
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Squats 5,4@275lbs
Overhead Squats 10,10@bar
Stiff Legged Deadlifts 10,10@135lbs
Seated Calf Raise 10,10@90lbs

Broke up my shit into 3x a week, Legs/Push/Pull. Got a sweet back pump going today, overhead squats are neat.

Tried out a new gym today. It's a very nice facility but a little too fitness clubish for my tastes... had to do a sitdown and tour, etc. Might sign up regardless, it's close, has more than what I need, and has the 24 hour aspect too. We'll run this trial and then make a choice. I still have to quit my MMA gym. Dreading that.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:37 PM   #1127 (permalink)
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Bench 5,5,5,5,5 @ 135lbs
Military Press 10,10 @ 65lbs
Dips 10,10 @ b/w

Ab Circuit
Hanging Knee Ups 20,20
Reverse Crunch 12,8
Cable Crunch 20,20@140lbs
Stir The Pot 12,12

Babying the shoulder, still feels sketchy. Did reverse crunches on a decline bench and it was much harder.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:22 PM   #1128 (permalink)
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Deadlift 5,5,5,5,5 @ 225lbs
Power Cleans 5,5 @ 135lbs
Barbell Rows 2x10 @ 65lbs
Chin Ups 10,6 @ b/w
Barbell Shrugs 10,10 @ 225lbs

215.6lbs @ 12.3% b/f

Good workout. That concludes trial run of week 1. Going to drop my squats down to 225 and start building momentum again along with other core lifts...goal is 1 set of 5 squats @ 315lbs, bench @ 225, deadlift @ 405lbs.

Secondary exercises I'll start low at 10 reps and start building, drop the rep scheme once I find the wall.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #1129 (permalink)
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Squats 5,5,5,5,5@225lbs
Overhead Squats 10,10@50lbs
Stiff Legged Deadlifts 10,10@140lbs
Seated Calf Raise 10,10@100lbs


Weights up. I didn't want to take 3 days off but I hurt my back on the last day. Funny story, I was bragging to this yoga instructor about how flexible I am from M.M.A... I was trying to bend over and touch the floor with my palms (bad idea, my hamstrings were already sore and tight) and I tried a little too hard and I think that's what did it...It felt fine at the time, but then I went to the gym a few hours later and did 5 sets of deadlifts and 2 sets of powercleans to seal the deal. Feeling fine now but it was shit for 48 hours.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:56 PM   #1130 (permalink)
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Week 2 Pull
Deadlift 5,5,5,5,5 @ 245lbs
Power Cleans 5,5 @ 145lbs
Barbell Rows 10,10 @ 70lbs
Chin Ups 10,6 @ b/w
Barbell Shrugs 10,10 @ 245lbs
DB Curls 10,8 @ 40lbs

Added biceps for dessert. Too much eating junk and drinking past few days. Feel fat and gross.
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