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StandTall
Level 100

Join date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 1037

Hip Scar wrote:
StandTall wrote:
Holy Shit HIP! You look like you gained a good 25lbs. Serious progress there. I don't think people realize how much weight a tall guy needs to gain to actually look bigger.


Thanks Stand! Swinging for the fences for muscle gain lately, my utlra-high carb days seem to be paying off.


I think it is time for new measurements bro.

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

StandTall wrote:
Hip Scar wrote:
StandTall wrote:
Holy Shit HIP! You look like you gained a good 25lbs. Serious progress there. I don't think people realize how much weight a tall guy needs to gain to actually look bigger.


Thanks Stand! Swinging for the fences for muscle gain lately, my utlra-high carb days seem to be paying off.


I think it is time for new measurements bro.


Good call! You are correct sir.

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

In the interest of chasing performance and not fatigue, and subsequently hypertrophy, a few changes:

- Continuing high carbing and now that I know finibars can be put in my blender this may take on a whole new meaning soon.
- Explosive jumps are now part of each workout.
- Increasing average daily prowler work weight by 45lbs, vs. increasing distance. Going to increase again in a week, and so on, we shall see what changes this sparks.
- I have been using MAG-10 prior to each meal for the past few days, gong to continue to do this as much as possible.
- Brain Candy....works.
- If i hit a PR (rep or weight) on any exercise I'm pretty mush done with it for that session, more exercises, but done with that movement. I learned my lesson chasing the deadlift PR and short circuiting my CNS.

From this last weeks workouts:

Bench Press rep PR 365 x 3 x 3
* After my 405 PR the prior week - this was my first attempt at 405 ever so the first time I have held that much weight in that position, much like a walk out performed on squats, I think this 1 rep with 405 amped up my CNS, which in turn just made everything just feel a tad lighter this week on chest thus new rep PR)

* Dead lifting back on track after recovering from CNS blow out:
465 x 8...and done! Solid set felt good walked away from it. Did a set of Romanians 315 x 15. Volume low, performance high.

I ended the last dead lift rotation with a rep PR of 505 x 4 x 2, then hitting a single PR with 545 at Synergy's gym. I'm not setting any records with weight but the dead lift has really transformed my back since starting the indigo project workouts. It makes me wish I hadn't just started focusing on them in the last year, however I see 600lbs for me this year if I can keep my recovery in check.

* Biceps this week, normally nothing notable on biceps to speak of ever really, but this week I managed to knock out a a straight bar curl set of 155lb x 12 solid as hell reps. That felt great.

Last weigh in was 287 a few days after last pic.


Vacation planned, sans children and on my birthday....contemplating on not lifting a single weight. I always say I'm not going to lift on vacation, and then the place will have a killer gym, or a reverse hyper or T-Nation trap bar or something I just have to do. Hopefully I can find more entertaining things. :-)

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

can't leave without a black box photo!

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StandTall
Level 100

Join date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 1037

Nice write up Hip. Obviously chasing performance is working. Keep it up brother and have a fantastic vacation!

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Lonnie123
Level 5

Join date: Jun 2004
Location: California, USA
Posts: 6057

Damn man, you just keep getting bigger and leaner. This is insane.

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BobFather5
Level 10

Join date: Mar 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 342

Hip, those are some phenomenal #'s, you curl a sh*t ton! chasing performance looks good on you, perhaps I will figure it out one day.

Keep kicking ass!

Bob

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

StandTall wrote:
Nice write up Hip. Obviously chasing performance is working. Keep it up brother and have a fantastic vacation!


Thanks Stand, - trying not to bore everyone with my exact workout, just the highlights, pursuant to my changes. Right now the changes I am making are having a big impact.

Lonnie123 wrote:
Damn man, you just keep getting bigger and leaner. This is insane.


Thanks Lonnie...and I am going to ride this train until the wheels fall off!!

BobFather5 wrote:
Hip, those are some phenomenal #'s, you curl a sh*t ton! chasing performance looks good on you, perhaps I will figure it out one day.

Keep kicking ass!

Bob


Thanks Bob. I guess curls might be one of the only things tall guys are good at! You just have to keep telling your self to find the performance...anyone can make themselves exhausted with volume of work....but can you do better than you did last time? can you lift more? can you get one more rep for the same weight? Find it!

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

Some workout photos...tricep band holds, as you can tell by my face they were excruciatingly enjoyable. :-)

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

another in the sequence...

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iDrDan
Level 5

Join date: Oct 2011
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1205

Your delts are awesome! How long do you do the holds for?

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

iDrDan wrote:
Your delts are awesome! How long do you do the holds for?


Thanks Dr. Dan. I credit CT for a lot of my recent shoulder development, he showed me how to take my traps out of the movement.

The tricep hold depends on the prior movement, or movements after. I never do the holds by themselves. If I do the hold first, hold for 10-15, then jump to the rope press down. Or if I do rope press downs first, then I jump to the band holds for as long as I can physically stand it.

I have gotten to he point of training where the tricep press down, at least at my gym, I can do the whole stack like cardio so I have switched over to band movements and holds to keep progressing. I need to quit procrastinating and order the hand grenade grips from ELTFTS. That will take the band work to a whole new dimension.

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Professor X
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Nice shoes. Does this make us friends?

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wallstrt
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Join date: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 272

Hip Scar wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Nice shoes. Does this make us friends?


Absolutely!



LOL.....awesome!

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

wallstrt wrote:
Hip Scar wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Nice shoes. Does this make us friends?


Absolutely!



LOL.....awesome!


My picture didn't stick. But yes X, we can be friends but this eventually requires that we have to eat cheeseburgers sometime, somewhere.

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StandTall
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Join date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 1037

Professor X wrote:
Nice shoes. Does this make us friends?


Ahw how cute.

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Lonnie123
Level 5

Join date: Jun 2004
Location: California, USA
Posts: 6057

The Grenades are awesome Hip. I have the 3" one and it really lets you get some great training done. Its about the size of a Tennis Ball if that gives you a good reference. The 4" would be a bit big for me, but you are literally 100 pounds larger... so those might be viable for you, especially if you use both hands at the same time.

The way I use them here is the Tricep press down, but with the elbows point away from each other, instead of tucked into the body. It lets you hit the inside portion of the tricep much better than a V-Handle or even a regular Rope attachment

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Hip Scar
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Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

Lonnie123 wrote:
The Grenades are awesome Hip. I have the 3" one and it really lets you get some great training done. Its about the size of a Tennis Ball if that gives you a good reference. The 4" would be a bit big for me, but you are literally 100 pounds larger... so those might be viable for you, especially if you use both hands at the same time.

The way I use them here is the Tricep press down, but with the elbows point away from each other, instead of tucked into the body. It lets you hit the inside portion of the tricep much better than a V-Handle or even a regular Rope attachment


Thanks Lonnie! I know that's a blast to the arms. I need those. Okay so ordering. Best part about Ohio is I can go right down to Rogue fitness and buy them!

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Weevo
Level 10

Join date: Sep 2008
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 755

Your deltoids have biceps.

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HawaiiTunya
Level 10

Join date: Aug 2007
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 4475

Hip Scar wrote:
wallstrt wrote:
Hip Scar wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Nice shoes. Does this make us friends?


Absolutely!



LOL.....awesome!


My picture didn't stick. But yes X, we can be friends but this eventually requires that we have to eat cheeseburgers sometime, somewhere.


Awwww a new Indigo Bromance....this is so sweet.

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

And the new formulas enter the system...

New waist measurement: 37 1/10

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Hip Scar
Level 100

Join date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1482

Pic 2 of 4/19/12

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iDrDan
Level 5

Join date: Oct 2011
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1205

Chiseled...out...of...stone! Traps and quads are looking huge. Very impressive Hip.

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Lonnie123
Level 5

Join date: Jun 2004
Location: California, USA
Posts: 6057

iDrDan wrote:
Chiseled...out...of...stone! Traps and quads are looking huge. Very impressive Hip.


WTF! Seriously, he is getting more and more vascular each week, traps appear to be growing, quads are getting ETCHED. This is seriously insane to witness.

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Catnip
Level 1

Join date: Sep 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 426

You know what is really crazy? Despite his size, Hip moves like a cat. He is surprisingly quick on his feet and his CNS jumps are more graceful than mine!

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