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  • #46
    Originally posted by Kcburrows24 View Post
    Man that is creative as hell!!! props for thinking of that. I have a massive love/hate relationship with them, but like you said they certainly do the trick!
    Thanks. My childhood neighbors in the trailer park are reading your comment thinking “What the fuck do you mean creative? He just saved himself $1k on a reverse hyper, we call that thrifty!” Haha
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    • #47
      Since I can’t do a ton of cardio due to my knee, and my low back can only handle so much rowing, I’ve decided to get a little more volume/frequency in my workouts to burn some extra calories and see if I’m able to find a balance of that and continuing my strength progression.

      Going to go to Chest/Shoulders/Tris and Back/Bis/Hams and rotate every other day. I will continue my one 5x5 exercise per large bodypart, and will be doing somewhere in the neighborhood of one 3x8-12 for the others.

      Today was:

      Incline Bench (stop 2 inches above chest): 185- 5,5,5,5,5

      Overhead cable ext- 30- 8,8,8

      Rear Delt Cable Fly- 0- 8,8,8 (there is enough friction on my machine to make these pretty hard for me. My right should also hikes a lot on things and I have crazy tight omohyoid and scalenes on that side so I’m still trying to teach myself the correct recruitment patterns on things like this as there is a massive difference in strength and functioning from right to left).
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      • #48
        Finally got more weights this weekend!

        Deads (don’t have a platform yet, so these are rack deads but the plates are only 2 inches or so from the floor)
        255- 5,5,5,5,5 (going to take these real slow)

        RDL
        Bar- 8,8,8
        (basically just used these to stretch the hammies)

        Band bicep curls
        black band- 8,8,8
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        • #49
          Bench
          210- 5,5,5,4,4

          1 Arm Tricep Pulldown
          15- 12,12,12

          45 Degree Side/Rear Delt Raises
          20- 8,8,8
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          • #50
            Possibly going to start throwing some diet and weight info into these posts to consolidate my tracking

            AM Weight
            212

            Close Grip Pulldowns (slow and focused on scapular depression)
            35- 12,12,12

            1 Arm Cable Rows
            65- 8,8,8

            BBell Curls
            Bar- 12,12,12

            Current Supplements
            -J-Flex9
            -Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Beef Collagen (30g scoop)
            -Vitamin D3- 5000iu
            -Multi
            -Protein Shakes (75% Cold filtered isolate, 25% micellar casein)
            -Karboload (just finished my bag of MG’s Powdered Muscle and will probably buy more once my bag of Karboload runs low)

            Diet: protein totals will not come from anything other than primary protein sources. I’m shooting for 1g/lb BW of protein. I didn’t start tracking calories until I came back from vacation, and didn’t weigh myself until this AM as I knew I would have some massive weight fluctuations early on and didn’t want to mind fuck myself. As of right now, calories are around 2900 on training days and 2100 on off days.)

            Pre-Workout: 2 cups black coffee
            Intra workout: 1 scoop whey, 1 scoop Karboload

            Breakfast/Lunch (got busy and didn’t eat early enough)
            4 slices French toast w/Maple Grove Farms syrup
            610 kcal, 50g Protein

            Snack: Protein Bar
            230 kcal, 20g Protein

            My wife just officially got her Doctorate a few mins ago, so the dinner tonight may slide off the rails a bit, haha. This is a meal 8 years in the making.
            Last edited by Macho Man; 09-04-2020, 05:18 PM.
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            • #51
              AM weight- 210.2

              Pre-workout: 5g BCAA, 1 scoop Karboload (46g carbs)

              Incline Bench (stop 2 inches above chest):
              LT 185- 5,5,5,5,5
              TT 185- 10,8,6

              Overhead cable ext-
              LT 30- 8,8,8
              TT 35- 10,10,10


              Rear Delt Cable Fly
              LT 0- 8,8,8
              TT - scratch

              superset rear DB fly with the OH ext
              25- 8,6,6

              As I sat on the bench in between sets, reading the news, I realized that my recent pursuit to take large breaks and ensure I am allowing myself the full opportunity to recover and get stronger has turned me into a lazy pile of shit during my workouts, my intensity has plummeted to almost nothing for all but a couple sets. I’m going to try and play around with some different things over the coming weeks to regain my intensity with the weights while continuing to try and get stronger.

              As much as I would love to have the answers with regards to my body (i.e. the best diet for me long term, the best workout structure for me for hypertrophy, best for strength, etc.) I think I secretly enjoy what a mind fuck it all is for me. It allows me the opportunity to explore new ideas that I haven’t tried before and dive into them whole hog. Nothing is more enjoyable for me than the first week or two with a new subject, topic, hobby, as I get to obsessively consume every bit of information regarding the topic that I can get my hands on and I get incredibly excited to set things up and try them out.

              Looking back, it is quite possible I have been subconsciously self-sabotaging myself every step of the way in this journey to maximize the amount of time I get to spend in this phase of consuming new info.

              Then again, maybe it’s just a lack of true discipline and confidence. Hahaha

              Rest of today’s eating:

              Breakfast- bagel w/1tbsp PB and shake

              Lunch- Chicken sausage on lavash bread

              Snack- Protein bar and kombucha

              Dinner- Protein French toast

              Snack- 2 protein bars


              Total cal=2920
              Total P= 194
              Last edited by Macho Man; 09-07-2020, 11:00 PM.
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              • #52
                AM Weight- 210.8

                Pre-workout: 5g BCAA, 1 scoop Karboload (46g carbs)

                Rower- 5 mins

                Band Assisted Pull Ups
                Blue Band- 8 (several in tank)
                Green Band- 6 (maybe 2 more?)
                Black Band- 5 (failure)

                Deads
                305- 5, 5, 5

                Reverse Hyper
                5- 8,8,8

                These reverse hypers felt incredible after the deads. I love that stretch that makes my ass feel like it is being pulled off my tailbone.

                The rest of yesterday’s eating:
                Breakfast- bagel w/1tbsp PB and shake

                Snack- Protein bar

                Lunch-10oz Chicken on lavash bread w/cheese

                Dinner- asparagus, sweet potatoes, turkey roast

                Snack- low fat popcorn and protein shake

                Total cal= 2875, total Protein= 203g

                Last edited by Macho Man; 09-10-2020, 02:42 PM.
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                • #53
                  AM Weight today: 211.8

                  No weights today, moderate paced 20 min walk with the dog and kids

                  Foodz

                  Breakfast- bagel w/1tbsp PB and shake

                  Lunch- 8oz Rotisserie Chicken on lavash bread w/1 slice cheese

                  Snack- protein bar

                  Dinner- 10oz chx tacos

                  Snack- Protein bar

                  Total cal= 2515, Total Protein= 206g
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                  • #54
                    AM Weight= 211.4


                    Breakfast- bagel w/1tbsp PB and shake

                    Lunch- 5oz Chicken on lavash bread w/1 slice cheese

                    Snack- protein bar 200

                    Dinner- slow cooked beef roast and sweet potatoes

                    Snack- 1 bag smart pop popcorn

                    Total cal= 2195, Total Protein= 191g
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                    • #55
                      AM Weight= 209.8


                      Breakfast- bagel w/1tbsp PB and shake


                      Lunch- slow cooked beef roast and sweet potatoes

                      Snack- protein bar

                      Dinner- Three 1/4lb cheeseburgers, one on a bun two with lettuce wraps, and baked asparagus, Bottle of Wine

                      Snack- protein shake

                      Total cal= 3400, Total Protein= 202g
                      Last edited by Macho Man; 09-12-2020, 07:31 PM.
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