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    I've been lifting pretty solid for several years now. Food has always been my main issue (or the lack of). I went from a very weak 115 10%bf to 165 11%. All of this at 5'11. So I know I'm still small for my height, but ever since I've joined the army about a year ago, I've finally gotten one hell of an appetite and a lot more regimented and disciplined with many aspects of my life. So I figured why the hell not try to actually make some decent gains in the gym and on the scale. So here I am.

    1-16-12
    Incline BB Bench 135 @ 8+5+3=16
    Hammer Strength Press 70 @ 9+5+4=18
    Dips 180 @ 10+7+5=22
    Behind the Back Pulldowns 140 10+6+5=21
    T-Bar Rows 2x80x12

    First time trying any form of rest pause training let alone DC. I'll definitely need to be upping the weight on these. I actually underestimated myself and was quite pleased. First time doing the extreme stretches and they were brutal, but in a good way. So far so good. I'm still not liking my diet, but I'm making progress on getting more calories in, and that's what really matters to me right now.

  • #2
    Welcome. How old are you and how long have you been lifting?
    2014 USPA Nevada State / Regional Championships - 1,168 total

    2014 USPA National Championships - 1,235 total

    2014 Village Gym Meet - 1,260 total

    2015 USPA Camp Pendleton Meet - 1,235 total


    Journal: http://intensemuscle.com/showthread....80#post1112980

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    • #3
      24 and I lifted on and off during highschool and part of college. But I've been lifting solid for a little over 3 years, which ironically enough is where I made most of my gains (go figure hah)

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      • #4
        I am not an expert by any means, but being 5'-11'' @ 165 lbs with a BB incline working set of 135, I can say that your going to have a lot of members here tell you that you are not ready for DC style training, and they would be correct. DC is for advanced lifters. Not to be a jerk but have you read the stickies in the puppy pound?

        http://www.intensemuscle.com/showthread.php?t=6987
        2014 USPA Nevada State / Regional Championships - 1,168 total

        2014 USPA National Championships - 1,235 total

        2014 Village Gym Meet - 1,260 total

        2015 USPA Camp Pendleton Meet - 1,235 total


        Journal: http://intensemuscle.com/showthread....80#post1112980

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        • #5
          Nah man, I understand what you're saying.I want feedback and tips and opinions and all that stuff. And yes, I have read the threads from the puppy pound and several other threads and do realize it's an advanced routine. I may not be ready for it, and I understand that. But I hate not trying. And I don't mean half-assed and then blaming everyone else and saying that DC training is shit.

          If I fail it's my fault and no one else. I accept that.

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          • #6
            Trigger, welcome to IM.


            Originally posted by TriggerSnitch View Post
            Nah man, I understand what you're saying.I want feedback and tips and opinions and all that stuff. And yes, I have read the threads from the puppy pound and several other threads and do realize it's an advanced routine. I may not be ready for it, and I understand that. But I hate not trying. And I don't mean half-assed and then blaming everyone else and saying that DC training is shit.

            If I fail it's my fault and no one else. I accept that.
            Going to have to agree with Tlopez on this one. I'm your size and height, and I wouldn't even think about DC for a long, long time. There are better programs for our current levels of experience and strength.

            You'd be better off with a simple upper/lower done 3-4x a week in my opinion. I've had great success with that.


            That being said, good luck with your goals.

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            • #7
              Welcome to IM,

              Have you looked into a 5x5 routine? I really liked the madcow version when I was doing it. It was great for building strength.

              Keep at it and you will get there.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by TriggerSnitch View Post
                Nah man, I understand what you're saying.I want feedback and tips and opinions and all that stuff. And yes, I have read the threads from the puppy pound and several other threads and do realize it's an advanced routine. I may not be ready for it, and I understand that. But I hate not trying. And I don't mean half-assed and then blaming everyone else and saying that DC training is shit.

                If I fail it's my fault and no one else. I accept that.
                The one thing you will learn about the IM community is that there is a lot of positive reinforcement here. And a lot, I mean a lot of experienced gentlemen that are more than willing to give their input to help you achieve your goals.

                With that being said, work hard and good luck to you!
                2014 USPA Nevada State / Regional Championships - 1,168 total

                2014 USPA National Championships - 1,235 total

                2014 Village Gym Meet - 1,260 total

                2015 USPA Camp Pendleton Meet - 1,235 total


                Journal: http://intensemuscle.com/showthread....80#post1112980

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                • #9
                  Alright, after some power outages, tons of work, and as little as thought as possible. I am back and I'm taking the advice to use a more suiting routine for my current level.

                  I'm 2 days in right now. I'm sore, and I feel great.

                  1-20-12
                  Flat Dumbell Press -

                  (Warm Up) 50x3x8

                  60x2x10

                  Incline Flyes -

                  25x12

                  30x12

                  Straight-Arm Pullover -

                  50x2x12

                  Rope Extension -

                  50x3x10

                  Lying Cable Extension -

                  30x2x12

                  35x12

                  Overhead Dumbell Extension -

                  50x12

                  60x2x12

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                  • #10
                    1-21-12
                    Leg Press -

                    (warm up) - 2 plates x 12, 4 plates x 12, 4 plates x 10, 6 plates x 10

                    8 plates x 18

                    10 plates x 12

                    Lying Hamstring Curl -

                    (warm up) - 50x2x15

                    70x3x12

                    Leg Extension -

                    70x2x15

                    Hack Squat -

                    2 plates x 3x20

                    Completely destroyed by the time I got to hack squats. Not use to this much volume on leg day, but it feels really good.

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                    • #11
                      hey man read up on Jim Wendlers 5-3-1, and starting strength 5x5
                      Overtraining should be one of the lowest concerns. You should focus on optimal training.
                      -John Ceasar

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                      • #12
                        1-23-12

                        Reverse Grip Pulldown -

                        (warm up) 120x10

                        140x2x12

                        140x10

                        Bent Over Barbell Rows -

                        135x10

                        155x10

                        165x10

                        Hyperextension -

                        (warm up) BW x 12

                        BW+25x2x10

                        Straight Arm Pulldown -

                        40x5x12

                        40x2x10

                        Concentration Curl -

                        30x3x12

                        Dumbell Alternate Curl -

                        25x3x12

                        Cable Curl -

                        15x3x15

                        Pretty decent day in the gym. Everything felt spot on. Main issue was my lack of sleep and the fact that I worked a 16 hour day. Oh well, it happens!

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                        • #13
                          1-24-12

                          Seated Military Press -

                          (warm up) 95x8

                          115x3x8

                          Lateral Raises -

                          25x3x12

                          Upright Barbell Rows -

                          70x7

                          80x7

                          90x7

                          Lying Delt Raises -

                          20x5x12

                          15x2x12

                          Weighted Crunches -

                          20x3x20

                          Seated Calf Raises -

                          70x2x20

                          105x20

                          Single Leg Standing Calf Raises -

                          135x3x20

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