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Professor X
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StandTall wrote:
Professor X wrote:
I am finding it very difficult to add weight right now. I have always had that problem where the amount needed for me to gain is still so high that trying to get that much solid food down is near impossible with my schedule and responsibilities.


Professor X,
I have the same situation going on. I added a bag of Mike and Ike's or a bag of Twizzlers directly after training and I not only got some good gains I got leaner. Just a thought.



It is difficult finding that balance because if I go all day with no food, it would be dumb to avoid high calorie foods during the time I do get to eat. Unfortunately, that means I am usually either all out gaining or all out dieting. I have decided to just say screw it and gain for now.

I trained chest last night and was only hindered minimally due to my shoulder so things are getting better. Now that I can train decently again, I expect for my gains going forward to be more visible.

I am back on the Indigo and the peri-workout thing. We'll see how it goes when I up my calories.

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Lonnie123
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This is coming from someone MUCH smaller than you, and less experienced, so take it for what its worth. Sometimes its tough for us to see things right in front of us.

If you are using the PWO supps here already (Meaning, using Surge Workout Fuel, Anaconda, MAG-10, and the 2L of water) - This seems like the ideal place to just throw in 2 more scoops of SWF.

Its an easy 300 calories, it adds NO volume to what you are eating, and you are getting the carbs in right when you need them. Combined with Indigo it seems like a winner to me.

Hell, maybe use a few FINiBARs if you can, those are the tastiest 300 cals you'll every eat, and they "work" for you if you eat them pre workout.

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Professor X
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Did dumbbell side lateral raises for the first time since the accident. I was weak as hell, but at least I could do them.

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Professor X
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Weight is finally going back up. It is weird. It is like my body wouldn't gain anything until these injuries healed up more...then everything started working again. I'm at about the same weight right now that I was in CO (minus maybe 3lbs or so). I only dropped 5lbs between then at that last pic taken in November. My left rotator cuff is still injured but nothing like it was in the beginning. I train chest tonight so I guess I will see how it goes.

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HawaiiTunya
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Professor X wrote:
Weight is finally going back up. It is weird. It is like my body wouldn't gain anything until these injuries healed up more...then everything started working again. I'm at about the same weight right now that I was in CO (minus maybe 3lbs or so). I only dropped 5lbs between then at that last pic taken in November. My left rotator cuff is still injured but nothing like it was in the beginning. I train chest tonight so I guess I will see how it goes.


I just can't imagine where you have the room to put on more mass...you look larger than when we watched you train at HQ.

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Professor X
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HawaiiTunya wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Weight is finally going back up. It is weird. It is like my body wouldn't gain anything until these injuries healed up more...then everything started working again. I'm at about the same weight right now that I was in CO (minus maybe 3lbs or so). I only dropped 5lbs between then at that last pic taken in November. My left rotator cuff is still injured but nothing like it was in the beginning. I train chest tonight so I guess I will see how it goes.


I just can't imagine where you have the room to put on more mass...you look larger than when we watched you train at HQ.



I am shooting to be in better shape by the end of this summer than I was last November. I may put on a little bit more unless too much fat comes with it over the next few months. What was pushing me was the doubt of whether I could get full use of my hand and shoulder back. I got both now. I'm going to push harder now...because I almost lost the chance to.

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HawaiiTunya
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Professor X wrote:
HawaiiTunya wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Weight is finally going back up. It is weird. It is like my body wouldn't gain anything until these injuries healed up more...then everything started working again. I'm at about the same weight right now that I was in CO (minus maybe 3lbs or so). I only dropped 5lbs between then at that last pic taken in November. My left rotator cuff is still injured but nothing like it was in the beginning. I train chest tonight so I guess I will see how it goes.


I just can't imagine where you have the room to put on more mass...you look larger than when we watched you train at HQ.


I am shooting to be in better shape by the end of this summer than I was last November. I may put on a little bit more unless too much fat comes with it over the next few months. What was pushing me was the doubt of whether I could get full use of my hand and shoulder back. I got both now. I'm going to push harder now...because I almost lost the chance to.


Hey X...

I can totally relate; after almost losing my life in 2006, it drives me to keep moving forward to a healthier state of body and mind. Definitely pushes you and puts a new perspective on life when you almost loose it.

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Professor X
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trained back today and wasn't limited at all aside from minor pain. I can't say the same about my shoulder. Weight is up almost 10lbs since last week. It took my body about 4 months to recover and allow me to gain back to where I was or near it. It seems to be more on track now.

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ryanbCXG
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Holy shit your traps are massive!!!!

Looking damn good X

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Professor X
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ryanbCXG wrote:
Holy shit your traps are massive!!!!

Looking damn good X



Thanks.

LOL...and I never did a "rack pull" in my life.

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Lonnie123
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Holy Shit X... Traps are straight up VERTICAL. That is genuinely impressive as hell. You should feel very proud about your entire shoulder and trap region, amazing build man.

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Professor X
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Lonnie123 wrote:
Holy Shit X... Traps are straight up VERTICAL. That is genuinely impressive as hell. You should feel very proud about your entire shoulder and trap region, amazing build man.



I appreciate that. I take pictures because I am really bad at judging myself in the mirror. I was stagnating for about a month because I was worried about gaining too much fat and was a little too focused on my waist measurement....which as we all know is variable just based on our recent diet. Once I got over that and was able to train heavier, I started moving in the right direction. I am also back to using Indigo three times a day as opposed to the variable use of it while I was in a lot more pain and limited. I guess we'll see how fat I let myself get. LOL.

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Lonnie123
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Professor X wrote:
Lonnie123 wrote:
Holy Shit X... Traps are straight up VERTICAL. That is genuinely impressive as hell. You should feel very proud about your entire shoulder and trap region, amazing build man.



I appreciate that. I take pictures because I am really bad at judging myself in the mirror. I was stagnating for about a month because I was worried about gaining too much fat and was a little too focused on my waist measurement....which as we all know is variable just based on our recent diet. Once I got over that and was able to train heavier, I started moving in the right direction. I am also back to using Indigo three times a day as opposed to the variable use of it while I was in a lot more pain and limited. I guess we'll see how fat I let myself get. LOL.


As a "long time" Indigo 3G user now, who sounds like has gone through a number of different dosing methods, care to offer some thoughts on Indigo? Things like "fixing fat cells", different dosing strat's, carb intake, work capacity?? I'd love to hear the more advanced guys get into it. You look as big and lean right now as you have in the almost 7 years I've been on this site, so something is going right.

Keep it up man, always inspiring.

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StandTall
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Prof,
Gotta say man, you might weight what you weighted before, but you look bigger. I know that everyone is always talking about your traps, and they have always been impressive, but you really brought your shoulders, bi's and tri's up imo. Look like a freaking bull man.

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Professor X
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Biceps day. I don't seem to be putting on much body fat yet despite the weight increase. I am sure my waist would measure bigger but that would have more to do with the large increase in overall food intake than anything else. I see some less definition, but no worries.

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Professor X
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I have never been this lean at this weight before so I am assuming things are going ok. I am not really trying to put on much more weight right now, but I am also not going to throw the breaks on just yet. I'll see how it goes over the next few weeks.

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corstijeir
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Professor X wrote:
I have never been this lean at this weight before so I am assuming things are going ok. I am not really trying to put on much more weight right now, but I am also not going to throw the breaks on just yet. I'll see how it goes over the next few weeks.


Don't put those brakes on at all! Keep going man! You look great.

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Professor X
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I've pretty much hit my goal weight (a little less in the mornings). My shoulder is doing better but it will no doubt quite a lot of rehab to get it back to where it was.

Trained arms this morning. May go back for more volume tonight.

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iDrDan
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Good to see that your shoulder is doing better and your body is finally letting you put on more mass since the accident. If you have a hard time judging how you look, let me help you out...your entire shoulder girdle turns me green with jealousy.

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Professor X
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iDrDan wrote:
Good to see that your shoulder is doing better and your body is finally letting you put on more mass since the accident. If you have a hard time judging how you look, let me help you out...your entire shoulder girdle turns me green with jealousy.



I appreciate that. It took a lot of work over the last few months to hold onto the size I did. I'm glad I can overhead presses again. I thought those were out for good.

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StandTall
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Lookin' good bro. Always a good feeling when you are at a higher weight in a leaner state...

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Lonnie123
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Freakin Traps man... That is all

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Professor X
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Thanks, guys. Did chest today. I have cut most of my training down to once a day and that has helped greatly with recovery. I spent about 10min warming up, but after that, I was able to get one of the better workouts in that I've had in months.

I will likely keep on training once a day most days for about another month.

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Professor X
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My left upper chest is finally responding and my shoulder can now allow a full range of movement even though there's still pain.

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HawaiiTunya
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Professor X wrote:
My left upper chest is finally responding and my shoulder can now allow a full range of movement even though there's still pain.


Good Lord every time you post a pic I just can't imagine you getting any bigger. That is a lot of FREAKIN' muscle you have going on there. Do you fit through the doorway and do small children run when you come in to examine their teeth? :-)

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