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fr0IVIan
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neck tweaks ftl. they affect damn near erthang.


dat der jetformin won't leave you feeling like a meth addict yayy

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samoth2
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Good progress on your lifts.

How come you aren't rotating exercises?

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fr0IVIan wrote:
neck tweaks ftl. they affect damn near earthing.


No doubt man, it was such a big bummer. It's actually feeling pretty damn good today, despite not having a tennis ball to use or much other than my own "massages" to it, haha. So, nbd hopefully.

dat der jetformin won't leave you feeling like a meth addict yayy


Mmm, yes! I'm pumped. I keep hearing that sans the "true" super supplements, Jetformin is the best thing physique-wise from some of my correspondents... we'll see soon enough.

samoth2 wrote:
Good progress on your lifts.

How come you aren't rotating exercises?


Thanks man. I'm running DC, which calls for not rotating exercises until absolutely necessary/failure to beat numbers on chosen exercises occur. So, come rain or shine I'll be sticking with every exercise hopefully as long as I can! But I really can't wait until my pressing numbers start creeping back up. Godddd I'm weak these days.

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Guess I'll update as long as I'm here. Huge, epic and super balling hike yesterday. I had found this trail that is like 1-2 hours of straight incline stair climbing, except it's natural rock stair climbing, haha. My roommate/training partner who's about a buck fifty even was having a difficult time. Made me feel good. What also makes me feel good is that I probably NEVER see people as "big" as me (muscular or weight wise) hiking on the weekends, so I think I'm doing well for myself in that department. Fucking can't wait to peak bag some goddamn 14ers soon.

That being said, I hadn't eaten much yesterday after all the hiking and smashed some food last night, but kept it much lower compared to others. Still a couple pounds up but nothing that a day of fast won't help at the zoo today.

Today or tomorrow I officially head to Whole Foods and/or other places in order to state Mountain Dog Dieting again. I fucking love it, and feel no real desire to cheat when doing it so hell, I might as well go back to the good (see: expensive) stuff now that I have some financial base again.

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SSC wrote:
samoth2 wrote:
Good progress on your lifts.

How come you aren't rotating exercises?


Thanks man. I'm running DC, which calls for not rotating exercises until absolutely necessary/failure to beat numbers on chosen exercises occur. So, come rain or shine I'll be sticking with every exercise hopefully as long as I can! But I really can't wait until my pressing numbers start creeping back up. Godddd I'm weak these days.

Are you sure?
From what I've read it seems like you're supposed to choose 3 exercises pr body part so you have an A, B and C workout for chest etc and an A, B and C workout for legs etc.
Then when one of your three exercises stall you replace that exercise.

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samoth2 wrote:
SSC wrote:
samoth2 wrote:
Good progress on your lifts.

How come you aren't rotating exercises?


Thanks man. I'm running DC, which calls for not rotating exercises until absolutely necessary/failure to beat numbers on chosen exercises occur. So, come rain or shine I'll be sticking with every exercise hopefully as long as I can! But I really can't wait until my pressing numbers start creeping back up. Godddd I'm weak these days.

Are you sure?
From what I've read it seems like you're supposed to choose 3 exercises pr body part so you have an A, B and C workout for chest etc and an A, B and C workout for legs etc.
Then when one of your three exercises stall you replace that exercise.


Haha, yep, you pretty much answered your question right here my dude. I haven't stalled on any lifts yet, so no need to change anything yet (or hopefully at all!) ;) I do have rotational exercises all picked out for when that does inevitably occur, but until then. . .

As long as I'm here, today was awesome.

Zoo.
Buffalo burger at Whole Foods + Mountain Dog foods.
...and then fucking Pink Berry. Winning.

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Oooohhhh leg day, you sweet, miserable cunt.

Had to tough it solo today, roommate / training partner had some big boy shit going on.

It went fantastically.

(BTW, I told the BOIs this, too, but 2 scoops Chain'd Reaction + 2 scoops Apple Cider HumaPro + 1-2 scoops Melon/Berry HemoRage = Fucking Nirvana after a good fast. Ooh yeah, so fucking sweet and delicious.)

Also, also, I'm getting a pretty fucking wicked rebound effect right now, seriously. I managed to earn my abs back a little bit (not quite as "good" as them in my profile picture, but manageable nonetheless,) but I'm hovering around 215-220, rather than low 200s. I believe I'm going to operate much better around this weight before I do that wicked cut before the Tough Mudder in June. Looking fuller / bigger and SMASHING numbers every session. Plus, keeping a very fair amount of cardio with good, clean MDD eating and Jetformin will be money, methinks.

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Biceps / Forearms / Calves / Quads / Hammies / Abs

Hammer Strength Preacher Curls
1+30ps x 15 + 7 + 4 = 26 (+6 fucking reps, +0 lbs)

Rope Curls
300 x 15 (+20 lbs, -5 reps)
Bicep Stretch in Jones Machine

DC Standing Calf Raises
3+2.5pps x 12 (+5 lbs, Easyish still)

Hammer Strength Leg Press (Feet low and pretty close.)
8+7.5pps x 10 (+5 lbs, +1 rep)
6+35pps x 24 (+20 lbs, +0 reps. Getting much closer to the real WM weight I think.)
Quad Stretch

SLDL
245 x 20 (+1 rep, +5 lbs)
Hammie Stretch

Stairclimbing HIIT cardio
3 minutes warm-up
10 minutes 30 on (Level 11) / 60 off (Level 5-6)
2 minutes of hell (11/10/9/8 30 seconds each)
5 minutes cool-down

Home, lots of MDD foods. Life is good.

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SSC wrote:
samoth2 wrote:
SSC wrote:
samoth2 wrote:
Good progress on your lifts.

How come you aren't rotating exercises?


Thanks man. I'm running DC, which calls for not rotating exercises until absolutely necessary/failure to beat numbers on chosen exercises occur. So, come rain or shine I'll be sticking with every exercise hopefully as long as I can! But I really can't wait until my pressing numbers start creeping back up. Godddd I'm weak these days.

Are you sure?
From what I've read it seems like you're supposed to choose 3 exercises pr body part so you have an A, B and C workout for chest etc and an A, B and C workout for legs etc.
Then when one of your three exercises stall you replace that exercise.


Haha, yep, you pretty much answered your question right here my dude. I haven't stalled on any lifts yet, so no need to change anything yet (or hopefully at all!) ;) I do have rotational exercises all picked out for when that does inevitably occur, but until then. . .

I meant like this
Monday: 1A
Wednesday: 2A
Friday: 1B
Monday: 2B
Wednesday: 1C
Friday: 2C

That's the way most of the logs I've seen look like. I think the idea is, that you won't stall as fast this way.

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samoth2 wrote:
SSC wrote:
samoth2 wrote:
SSC wrote:
samoth2 wrote:
Good progress on your lifts.

How come you aren't rotating exercises?


Thanks man. I'm running DC, which calls for not rotating exercises until absolutely necessary/failure to beat numbers on chosen exercises occur. So, come rain or shine I'll be sticking with every exercise hopefully as long as I can! But I really can't wait until my pressing numbers start creeping back up. Godddd I'm weak these days.

Are you sure?
From what I've read it seems like you're supposed to choose 3 exercises pr body part so you have an A, B and C workout for chest etc and an A, B and C workout for legs etc.
Then when one of your three exercises stall you replace that exercise.


Haha, yep, you pretty much answered your question right here my dude. I haven't stalled on any lifts yet, so no need to change anything yet (or hopefully at all!) ;) I do have rotational exercises all picked out for when that does inevitably occur, but until then. . .

I meant like this
Monday: 1A
Wednesday: 2A
Friday: 1B
Monday: 2B
Wednesday: 1C
Friday: 2C

That's the way most of the logs I've seen look like. I think the idea is, that you won't stall as fast this way.


Holy shit. I really have no idea how this alluded me for so long. I mean, I guess it doesn't really, technically, make as much sense to me in that regard, but I'm not one to bastardize a program. Hmm. Guess I'll be doing it right starting tonight then. Thanks for the heads-up, man!

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You're welcome.
I'm looking forward to one day trying DC training myself since I like the principles behind it, but first I need some strength though.

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samoth2 wrote:
You're welcome.
I'm looking forward to one day trying DC training myself since I like the principles behind it, but first I need some strength though.


Meh. I think figuring your body out is more important, personally. I'm no brute with strength, but IDK man. Do it when YOU feel ready, I'd say! I now feel like I have a good feel for what really works for me nutrition and training-wise, so that's why I decided to make the jump. We'll see how it plays out, it's been fantastic so far.

For the record, I still don't understand what exactly the incentive is to, like, not fail now on an exercise. Before it was like "You fuck up, you HAVE to do a new exercise." I guess I don't get what happens now if I miss a set or something. It seems like there's not as much "fire under the ass" doing it this way. Whatever, I'll just do it to it.

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2A - Chest / Shoulders / Triceps / Back Width / Back Thickness

Decline Barbell Press
205 x 13 + 5 + (4+1) = 19 (Nice. These were hard, haha.)
50 lb stretches, money

Military Press Machine
200 x 8 + 4 + 2 = 14 (Not happy with this. Lighter than I expected, and not enough reps. Oh well, more next time.)
Stretch

Dip Machine
3+35pps x 7 + 4 + 3 = 14 (Perfect, 15 is my max on these. Felt great.)
30 lb stretches. Think this pinches a nerve in my left side or something, lots of hand pain.

Dual-Handle Pulldowns
135 x 13 + 7 + 5 = 25 (Perfect, 15-25 was range.)

V-Grip Rows
210 x 7
200 x 13
25 stretches. So fucking hard, these rape me.

Then, I did 30 minutes of cardio as such:

Stairclimbing
3 minutes warm-up
20 minutes HIIT, 30 seconds on at Level 12, 60 seconds off on Level 9
7 minutes cool-down, Levels 7-6-5-4-3-2-1

And, of course, lots of MDD foods.

I did also do "FMC" today as well, so burr...

For the record, my diet isn't substantially different at this point. I'm finding a good balance of re-feeds (er, cheats) and eating consistently with good cardio and having no real negative repercussions. As long as I'm getting stronger and NOT really gaining weight, I'm smooth. I'm sure I will actually get leaner when Jetformin comes.

Training days are something like so:
Wake up at 5:15
Fasted "Morning" Cardio from about 11:35 am - 12:20 pm
12:30 pm - ~3 oz almonds and 8-12 oz beef/turkey/steak bites
5:30-6:00 pm - 2 scoops Chain'd Reaction (carbzzz) + 2 scoops HumaPro + 1.5-2 scoops HemoRage
DURING workout - (on leg days) 1 scoop Chain'd Reaction + (Always) 2 scoops Chain'd Out
Post-Workout (7-8 pm) - 4 pieces of Ezekiel bread + Grassfed butter, 8-12 oz beef/turkey/steak bites, 1-2 servings of Greek Yogurt

So, yeah. Not too bad right now. Interestingly enough, I'm usually getting more calories to a certain extent on off-days so far, but I think I'll get that under control. I just get bored sitting around the house so often on week nights and hell, there HAPPENS to be a shit load of awesome food sitting around. omnomnom

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I'm not close to having a feel for what's working for me haha.

You still have to change exercises if you don't beat the logbook. If you don't add weight/reps to an exercise you change that exercise to a new one, so there should still be an incentive to kill it in the gym.

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samoth2 wrote:
I'm not close to having a feel for what's working for me haha.

You still have to change exercises if you don't beat the logbook. If you don't add weight/reps to an exercise you change that exercise to a new one, so there should still be an incentive to kill it in the gym.


Well, you're still making progress and doing things the right way. Keep on trucking, listen to your body and watch closely how it reacts to things, and then in a year, two, or three start killing those rest-pause sets. ;) Might not hurt to start incorporating extreme stretching into there, to be honest. I wish I would have done more PRIOR to DC training because they're so effing money.

And okay, bummer. I don't even have any "alternative" exercises at this point. Here's to not giving myself the option of failure. :D

So, off day obvi, but since I'm here, this morning I had a nice big meal. Incidentally, since I'm now not starving myself to death and I'm appearing a little more "full" consistently (muscle-wise, to a certain extent,) I've been getting a lot more questions and comments around the office about training, diet, etc. Not really annoying but I've noticed that the way people approach training and healthy lifestyles in Colorado is... far different, to say the least, from what I was use to in Michigan.

And what I mean by that, is people are fucking white here. I don't like it. It's all drab, bland North Face bicyclsists, hikers, and blah blah. Think of this way - if Colorada were a shoe, it would be a New Balance hiking shoe (lol.) Doesn't feel like seriously lifting weights is as big, so I try to avoid the subject altogether if I can.

Anyway, cardio after work today for a while, because why not.

tootles

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fr0IVIan
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lol move to jerz, being a meathead is a legit culture here

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fr0IVIan wrote:
lol move to jerz, being a meathead is a legit culture here


IDK man... probably be a little too tough to stand out in that case. :)

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FUUUUUCK today.

This morning I had a decent 93/7 beef meal + some almonds. That was at 8:30ish. Fasted all fucking day after that.

5:30-600pm, I have a shake with 2 scoops HumaPro + 1.5 scoops HemoRage. No carbz. Peri-shake was just BCAA, too. It was FUCKING HORRIBLE. God almighty. So, now by design, I just ate a bunch of lean ground turkey and am currently putting away Snickerdoodles and orange slices. I will be going to the store for more simple carbs, too. Good stuff. I fucking
earned it.

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2B - BICEPS / FOREARMS / CALVES / HAMMIES / QUADS

One-hand Curl Machine (15-25rp)
100 x 14 + 7 + 6 = 27 (Little too much, but felt great. Left arm dictated these, right arm could have done more for sure.)

Reverse Cable Curls (11-20 straight)
280 x 15
Stretch

Leg Press Calf Extensions (WAY too much weight. Fuck me.)
4pps x 7 + 3 + 2

Seated Leg Curls (15-30rp)
180 x 18 + 8 + 6 = 32 (Also, slightly too light, but good.)
Stretch

Hack Fucking Goddamn Squats
3+10pps x 8
2+30pps x 20 (FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU) I was insanely gassed around 10, lol.
Stretch

30 minutes of stair climbing. HIIT/SS combo. Too tired to describe. FML

EDIT/UPDATE: I fucking just downed all those cookies and orange slices, no problem. Depleted state ftw.

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fr0IVIan
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too tough to stand out? so you'd rather be a big fish in a little pond eh


aren't girl scouts selling cookies over there? or are you gonna tell me you don't eat girl scout cookies... heathen...


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fr0IVIan wrote:
too tough to stand out? so you'd rather be a big fish in a little pond eh


Hey, I have an excuse to be vain. I use to be a FAT fish in whatever pond I inhabited. I need this. ;)

aren't girl scouts selling cookies over there? or are you gonna tell me you don't eat girl scout cookies... heathen...


Lol. They were selling, man, but I think they're all wrapped up now. What... NJ too good for Girl Scout cookies? I'm willing to bet this weekend when I go home to MI for a few days my parents will have a cache of Thin Mints and possibru Peanut Butter ones. Oh no.

This post is going to suck, on phone. No internet at house for some reason.

Today was terrible. Missed a lot of the weivghts, badly. Flat out removing CGBPs, my wrists just can't take them. Overall, poor day. Chest was money tho.

3A - Chest / Delts / Tris / Back Width / Back Thick

HS Press (Decline I think; money.)
3+10pps x 12/13+1 + (4+1) + (2+1) = 18/19 (Perfect.)
50 lb stretches for 70 sec!

Seated Military to Chest (Hard?!)
135 x 7 + 4 + 3 = 14 (Hmmm...)
Stretch

Then it gets bad.

Close-Grip BP (Seriously, fml.)
185 x 5 + 2 + 1 = 8 (Flat out felt terrible.)
Horrible stretch, for real

Underhand Close Grip Pulldown Machine (Ninja difficult)
1+25pps x 5... RP 1+15pps x 6 + (4+1) = Doesn't matter.

T-Bars
4p x 9
3+25p x 13
30 lb stretch, goodness.

Then an actually fairly fucking brutal treadmill sesh. No stairclimbers open. Walked at 15degrees+ (This machine IS higher incline than others) for like 35 minutes, at mostly 3.2 or 3.0 MPH. Very difficult.

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OMG. So yesterday went like this.

5:15am - Wake up
7:00am - Work
4:00pm - Out of Work
5:00pm - Work out as soon as possible
LEG DAY
8:00pm - Leave Denver for Michigan
TODAY... 4:00pm(MST) - Arrive in MI

FML

Only stopped for like 2 hours of sleep this morning. Such a long fucking day/drive. Going to eat a lot of mom's homemade pizza tonight.

Will probably re-update this with more detail later, I'm seriously like unfunctional zombie mode.

Workout was good/bad.

3B - Biceps / Forearms / Calves / Hammies / Quads

Straight Bar Cable Curls
240 x 16 + 7 + 5 = 28 (Little too light, felt great though.)

Pinwheels (Meadows form)
50 x 12.5 (Brrr... was 12-20. Too 'eavy.)

Seated Calf Extensions
1+25 x 12 (owww holy fuck)

High and Sumo Stance Leg Press
6pps x 23

Back Squats
295 x 3 (Fucking forget it. Pretty much a GM.)
225 x 20 (Also shitty reps, and tweaked my neck. Got it, though. Very difficult.)

Did cardio.

Ugh.

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fr0IVIan
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lolol I tink you were a bit touched in the head to squat that much with your neck still fucked. but I've done stuff just as dumb, or dumber.


and good lawdy lawd you squatted! I thought your back couldn't handle dat ish.


<3 glad you made it to moms in one piece

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fr0IVIan wrote:
lolol I tink you were a bit touched in the head to squat that much with your neck still fucked. but I've done stuff just as dumb, or dumber.


and good lawdy lawd you squatted! I thought your back couldn't handle dat ish.


Yeah, IDK what I was thinking back. The back felt fine during (and after) but my form is no better. I'm seriously doing good mornings, more or less, lol. As I'm OFF DC right now, towards the later part of my leg days I'm going to just do some light squats and work on form.


<3 glad you made it to moms in one piece


Yay, it was great. I got incredibly, rather fat. Had some personal revelations.

- I'm paying for this Tough Mudder event coming up. Paying as in... financially. I'm 8-weeks out. Bodybuilding, for the next two months, takes a huge back seat to this. My teammates and I want to do really well with this. That means I need to starve myself the next 2-3 weeks, get down to a better bodyweight (200 range,) and then keep the cardio training at a high as I peak into the event. Lots of running (argh,) stair climbing, Prowler pushing (ooohhhhh yeah) and all variations of cardio. We'll see.

Plus, it was great to "feel out" DC so I can make some changes for things after the event.

Drove back from about 6pm MI time yesterday... through 1pm MST time today. Got 1-2 hours of "sleep," but it was dismal. Of course, like an idiot, I decided to hit up a workout after fasting all day and being zombie mode.

It actually went very, very well. Loooooo time for some tacky ol' BB training.

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Triceps + Biceps

Seated Overhead Extension Machine
280 x 12
270 x 14
270 x 14

Dip Machine (Strip set)
3+35pps x 9... 3pps x 7... 2pps x 14

Weird Unliteral Tricep Extension Machine
25ps x 21 (Little to no rest)
25ps x 12

Rope Curls (Big and slow)
340 x 8
300 x 11
300 x 10

Cable Straight Bar Curls (Kind of drag-ish curls.)
240 x 12
220 x 12

HS Preacher Curls (Strip set)
1+25p x 8-10... 1p x 8-10... 25p x 14-16

Cable K-Pipe Curls
80 x 16
80 x 16

Then a fucking goddamn fucker 40 minutes of (difficult) steady state stair climbing.

Good to be back in Denver. Time to get sexy for reals.

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Well, shucks.

I accidentally didn't set my 4 o'clock alarm last night (passed out at 6pm, lololol, slept until 5:30,) so I didn't do FMC today. Was going to at work but I had some W-2 shit to deal with that was a lot more important obvi. So I just starved myself s'more.

Went to H&R Block from 5-5:50ish, made it to Armbrust right after.

It was a great sesh. Trained fasted (last HP I have... oh noes,) and some HemoRage with some Chain'd Out during the workout. Trained by myself today, partner hurt his back.

I do have HumaPro tabs on the way... fuck. I'm not thrilled about having to order them, srs. Love the shakes. W/e, it's pretty important and I'm probably going to have to buy some kind of shitty whey to last me a couple days until then.

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Shoulders

Seated Military Press (To chest)
135 x 7 (Accidentally kept hitting the fucking pins on these. Also, every rep was full ROM.)
115 x 12
95 x 18

Seated Incline Front DB Raises
40s x 8
35s x 12
30 x 10+1 SUPERSET WITH
Standing V-Front Raises
10s x 10? lol

Standing Lateral Raise Machine
120 x 10
105 x 7+1 (little rest between first two sets)
75 x 15
60 x 14

Rear Delt Machine (Rotator cuff started to slay during these, so I quite prematurely.)
55 x 8
40 x 10...................done

Then, I forgot my fucking towel today. So I hopped on a treadmill (much less sweat-inducing than a stairclimber,) and did cardio as such:

5 minutes warm-up various inclines/speeds
25 minutes 15 degree incline @ 3.2 MPH
7 minutes 15 degree incline @ 3.0 MPH
8 minutes cool-down various inclines/speeds

And then turkey + brown rice + a few almonds.

Guhhhh. Wasting away quickly.

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lol every time I come in here you're always starving, you're worse than a supermodel

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fr0IVIan wrote:
lol every time I come in here you're always starving, you're worse than a supermodel


Grrrr... but I look more like a turd sandwich. BUMMER. This starvation is really only going to be as long as it has to, I'm guessing no more than 2 straight weeks. On day not enough out of fml right now.

Did FMC this morning. No BCAAs or anything because I forgot, out of HumaPro. Did cardio from 5-6am, didn't eat until 10:15amish. Then no food until a small carb shake pre-workout.

Today was pretty tough for me. I had some aches and pains in my legs all day and was trying to stretch a lot. Didn't work apparently. Started getting a pang in my UPPER hammie (left side, right below my ass cheek on the inside,) and was able to work through quads. Got to fucking hammier and FUCK ALL. I was such an idiot to push through from the beginning.

So, maybe in a few days I'll just hit a hammie day individually, as they are going to be a big focus in the future, at least while I'm doing volume shit.

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"Legs" = Quads

Close, Low-Stance Leg Press
8+7.5pps x 8
6pps x 20
MEADOWS STYLE (5 second negative, no lockout)
4pps x 11 (Very little rest into next set...)
3pps x 12

Leg Extensions (HUGE squeeze, hold, then forced but contracted reps at end.)
45p x 14+6
45 x 11+3
45 x 9+3

Sumo-Stance Vertical Leg Press
3+35pps x 10 (AAAAAAND DONE. Fucking hammie hell.)

Then, because I was pissed about having to call it early, I stepped up the cardio a bit.

Stairclimbing
3 minutes warm-up
32 minutes steady-state hell
5 minutes cool-down

Home, carbless post-workout. Tomorrow will suck total dick, from the injury thing and no carbs and depleted and hell shit.

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Today... whew. This post is probably going to be long.

Woke up, got my cardio in. Got there late, and it was more like <50 minutes of high incline and super fast treadmill walking. Still went great.

I'm taking the hardest part of basically every diet program I know of and throwing it in the mix right now. It's very fucking difficult. That being said, I'm shedding weight like a mug. That also means not eating for 4 hours after FMC (backloading.)

Got home at 11ish, (because my team kicks ass we got out of work at 10:30am today,) and cooked 7 large grass-fed free-range eggs in EVCO. It was delightful. Passed out for around 2 hours.

Then, put some HP and 2 scoops of HemoRage in me, and went to the gym.

Oh, Steve Kuclo happened to be training there today. Getting filmed by what I can only assume is a certain website/magazine dedicated to the DEVELOPMENT of MUSCLES. I could make an appearance!

Also, was carb depleted for last 2 days but just had some brown rice PWO. Feels greatman.

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Back

T-Bar Rows on Platform
4+10pps x 9
4pps x 11
3pps x 22 nomomnom

DB Rows
125 x 16 meh

Strict 1-second Hold V-Grip Rows (inspired by Bug/Evan/fucking everyone
180 x 10
150 x 10 DROP SET
105 x 12 (not held, just normal pump reps)

V-Grip Pulldowns
150 x 7
135 x 7
120 x 10

Hard as fuck White Pulldown Machine Thing (Pretty close grip)
1pps x 8
35pps x 12-14 (underhand)
25pps x 14 (underhand)

Reverse HS Shrug Machine
3+25pps x 12
3+25pps x 9
2+25pps x 7 (5 second holds)
2pps x 8 (5 second holds) DROP SET
1pps x 20 (not held)

Reverse Flyes on Pec Dec
47.5 x 10
40 x 12
32.5 x 17
25 x 16

Then, a bastardload of asshole motherfucking stairclimbing.

Seeing Cabin in the Woods tonight. Supposed to be super good, check the Rotten Tomatoes rating.

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Spidey22
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Join date: Jun 2009
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I have no idea how you diet like you do. If I ate what you ate, I definitely would not have the energy to be lifting. Takes a lot of mental toughness.

I know the Mudder thing is your primary focus right now, adjusting your training at all to supplement that?

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SSC
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Join date: Mar 2008
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Spidey22 wrote:
I have no idea how you diet like you do. If I ate what you ate, I definitely would not have the energy to be lifting. Takes a lot of mental toughness.

I know the Mudder thing is your primary focus right now, adjusting your training at all to supplement that?


Lolol. Well, I figure it's either this way or DNP, and I'm sure DNP would end up feeling much worse, haha. Yeah it sucks atm, but it's going to get me looking shmexy again really fast so I can deal with a short bout of torture. Should be done by the end of next week, if all goes well!

Training... yeah, well, my actual lifting as I mentioned has gone back to volume training - 5, 6, 7 days a week, whatever I need, not too much or too little. I'm doing a lot of cardio these days. FMC taken harder than FMC normally needs to, and really all of my PWO cardio is nuts as well. My two roommates are a 4'11", 100-lb girl and a 5'8", 150 lb (TOPS) dude. I'm not necessarily OUT of shape, and I'm probably more-so than the girl, but my weight, stature, and overall inability to handle altitudes very well is going to make the event very difficult for me. I don't want to be a liability, and I'm just trying to get in as good of cardiovascular shape as possible.

After that, however, the focus goes 100% back to bodybuilding/DC in every way, shape and form.

Managed to stay legit on Day 1 out of the weekend, which has been my biggest obstacle so far. I am contemplating on getting some kind of cheat meal in today, but it'd be really nice if I could just forego that altogether.

Today was pretty gnarly bad. My strength is for... not. I mean, to an incredibly large degree. At some point before the New Year, my pressing strength wasn't BACK, but it was better. Like, think I had a 245 x 12, 265 x 6 at one point on decline, during the diet.

Wait until what happened today... FML.

Also, I think MD was there again today. They were definitely filming Phil and a couple other guys I didn't really recognize. No Kuclo today. Might make another video appearance? lol

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Chest

Decline BB (I need to stop dieting. This is now evident as FUCK.)
245 x 2 trolololol
225 x 7

Incline Press Machine
2+35 x 7 god
2+25 x 8

Decline HS Press Money
3+10pps x 7
2+35pps x 11
2+20pps x 11+1

Low-ish Incline DB Flyes
50 x 10
40 x 9
25 x 15

No cardio PWO. Legs are just delapidatedly-tired from the week's supermodel (thanks fry0, lol,) / bird eating.

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