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    Bite My Shiny Metal Abs

    Until now I've never kept a training log because I never saw the point of them. However, it's a new year and I want to set some goals for myself. I've never liked workouts that have repeated set (they get boring), I prefer to just work to failure or to a specific number I set myself (that's why I enjoyed totals and strength protocol so much).

    Every day (besides rest and sick days) I want to do a MINIMUM of:
    - 200 push-ups
    - 20 pull-ups
    - 40 squats
    - 50 calf raises
    - 1 min elbow plank

    Currently, my goals are to simply increase the size of my basic sets to consistently be:
    - 50 push-ups
    - 15 pull-ups
    - 50 squats
    - 60 calf raises
    - 1:30 min elbow plank

    *I also want to get to 1x one arm pull up for each arm*

    Add-ons for my workout that I will sometimes do are:
    - pull-up hang (flexed)
    - bringing knees/legs up while hanging (leg-raises?)
    - uneven pull-ups
    - one arm push-ups
    - variants of pull-ups and push-ups

    *I also just want to recognize that my lower body needs some improvements compared to my upper body I'm going to try and work on it. My abs also need work. I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but my abs are ripped but they can't do shit It's pretty disappointing, especially since lower ab workouts like leg raises and flutter kicks are devastating to my lower back.*

    Anyways, time for a better year than 2020! (I hope!)

    #2
    1/1/21

    It's new years day so I'll just do my normal workout but 150 pushups instead of 200. (I already did 40 pull-ups anyways).

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      #3
      Yeah for the Log. Happy New Year.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Bender B. Rodriguez View Post
        My abs also need work. I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but my abs are ripped but they can't do shit It's pretty disappointing, especially since lower ab workouts like leg raises and flutter kicks are devastating to my lower back.*
        That's why there is the Back & Core program

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          #5
          I had this problem till I started hanging leg and knee raises, you can also include a hollow hold. If you have a Kettlebell available, you could do GAUNTLET... it works the stability of your core, what is essential for good working abs!

          If you are aware of engaging the core in every pushup/pullup/squat it helps a lot...

          Many other ab exercises (especially sitting ones) are useless for me in the sense of strength I gain from them vs. the impact they may have on my spine.

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            #6
            1/2/21

            Done with normal workout!

            Thanks for the suggestions and advice! I agree the hanging leg/knee raises are very helpful; I feel both my abs and lower back being engaged pretty heavily. I do need to remember to engage my core in each of my exercises.

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              #7
              1/3/21

              Did my normal workout but 100 pushups instead of 200. Started feeling a pain in my sternum that I haven't felt in a few months. If anyone knows a way to prevent the pain, it would be appreciated. (only happens during push-ups)

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                #8
                1/4/21

                Still felt pain in the sternum, but not as bad. 150 pushups instead of 200. Did 10 more pull ups too.

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                  #9
                  1/5/21

                  Normal Workout + 15 pullups and a few leg raises.

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                    #10
                    1/6/21

                    Sleepy and tired, but I did it today. Off to bed

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                      #11
                      1/7/21

                      15 extra pull-ups today, I need to be going to bed on-time more often. I'm not getting enough sleep.

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                        #12
                        1/8/21

                        Rest day today, 50% less push-ups.

                        Reading Comics before bed>sleep?

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                          #13
                          1/9/21

                          Done with today's workout.

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                            #14
                            1/10/21

                            Done with today, had to correct the date on the last two logs.

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                              #15
                              Well done with the pushups! I used to do them every day, but now I've cut it down. Keep them up, they work.

                              Regarding one-arm pullups, I will comment that doing things with one limb is easier with more muscle, and practice. I can do pushups with one hand because of sheer numbers.

                              Good luck!

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