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Saturday, August 20th, 2005. Back day with my training partner Kostas. We drove out to Strong & Shapely Gym in East Rutherford, NJ for this one so we could use some of the different back equipment (and we brought the camera this time). Check it out…

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Friday August 19th. Shoulders and Triceps with Richie again. Once again, Richie proves that it doesn’t take heavy weights to get a good workout. Cable laterals with only 20 lbs… dumbbell kickbacks with only 15 lbs… both absolutely destroyed me… all it took was a tweak in form here, and a change in angle there, and then leverage and gravity did all the rest…

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August 17th, 2005. Remember that 1990 movie with James Caan called Misery? If you saw it, how could you forget “that scene?” I won’t spoil it in case someone reading this hasn’t seen the movie, but basically it’s a Steven King thriller where a certain “psycho lady” does something very painful to James Caan so that he can’t walk normally afterwards (she called it “Hobbling”). Since I couldn’t walk normally for days after THIS workout, I decided to call it the “Quad Hobbler.”

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Tuesday, August 16 th 2005. Strong & Shapely Gym Again. Still not doing any really heavy chest training, but went a little heavier today, using all machines (no free weights this time), and the pec felt fine. In fact, this was the best chest workout I’ve had in a long time. Huge pump. The bicep routine was awesome too. I was really focused and on point today, mentally and physically… “In The Zone”…

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Sunday, August 14th, 2005. Strong & Shapely gym, East Rutherford, New Jersey. This is the place I train when I want to use new machines or put some variety into my routine. Shapely has over 40 back machines, including a full line of Hammer Strength equipment, which we put to good use today. It was another killer session, and I could see the difference the day after.

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This shoulder workout was an absolute killer! It was one of those sessions where I was sore the next day AND I could actually see a difference in my delts… after one day. I sh*t you not!

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Thursday, August 11th, 2005. Leg day. My strength was just a bit off today, but aside from that, the workout was incredible… the techniques I used on the horizontal leg press machine pumped up my quads like balloons (with zero stress on the lower back). Read on to find out more…

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Wednesday, August 10th 2005. This week was I was out of town visiting family, so I trained at a different gym and didn’t have access to all the machines available at Strong & Shapely in New Jersey, but it was still business as usual: Lift, Cardio, Eat, Cardio, Eat, etc, etc. I don’t need anything fancy… just give me some barbells & dumbbells and I’m good to go. I’ll be back in Jersey this weekend. Next week, I’m either going to train chest with Richie, or I’ll be going back to S & S on my own and keep mixing up the chest exercises & equipment

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Tuesday, August 9th. Just yesterday, I wrote that “conventional” workouts of regular straight sets often “bore” me and sometimes they don’t seem to do as much for my physique as all the high intensity stuff. My precontest training consists of a LOT of supersets, drop sets, add sets, continuous tension and other intensity techniques. However, today’s workout was nothing but simple, basic exercises, with no intensity techniques except a couple of drop sets. This might seem like I’m contradicting what I said yesterday, but a “normal” workokut was the perfect change-up after the “insane” intensity of the last few back sessions.

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Sunday, August 7th. This shoulders and triceps session was a real hodge podge. Everything from Vince Gironda’s 8 sets of 8 to rest pause to static holds to unilateral training to descending sets. He he… My muscles didn’t know what hit em! They just HAD to grow!

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