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Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:55 pm

cycle 3 week 2 day 1 saw the :fax: squat 300lbs for 8 and bench 190 for 9.
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Weights were feeling extra heavy today. Combination of poor sleep recently, low test, and getting into the gym late after helping Michelle. Went for the first rep of 435 rack pull and it didn’t budge. Slapped myself around a bit to get my head in the game then got a real shitty set of 3 reps. Did a little better on the other 3 sets, but still a bummer. Really itching to get back on the gear or even take some extra clomid to act as a test booster, but I know it’s important to wait this period out and just push as hard as I can for now.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:27 pm

week three cycle three of 531, a milestone since I put about as much weight on the bar as I had before I started 531.
Didnt go so well.... i mean I WRECKED my legs sunday at that track, so they were still sore af. But, I hit 6 of the planned 7 reps at 315 even if the last one was a bit ugly.

On the bench press, i got 8 of planed 8 at 200, and again, the last one was really ugly.

al in all a decent workout :doe:

since my squats were a little :flaccid: I may try to work in some lighter volume for a third workout this week.
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week three cycle three of 531, a milestone since I put about as much weight on the bar as I had before I started 531.
Didnt go so well.... i mean I WRECKED my legs sunday at that track, so they were still sore af. But, I hit 6 of the planned 7 reps at 315 even if the last one was a bit ugly.

On the bench press, i got 8 of planed 8 at 200, and again, the last one was really ugly.

al in all a decent workout :doe:

since my squats were a little :flaccid: I may try to work in some lighter volume for a third workout this week.
6 reps on a 1+AMRAP is still solid man. Good stuff.
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Weights were feeling extra heavy today. Combination of poor sleep recently, low test, and getting into the gym late after helping Michelle. Went for the first rep of 435 rack pull and it didn’t budge. Slapped myself around a bit to get my head in the game then got a real shitty set of 3 reps. Did a little better on the other 3 sets, but still a bummer. Really itching to get back on the gear or even take some extra clomid to act as a test booster, but I know it’s important to wait this period out and just push as hard as I can for now.
Finally had a good rack dead day.

Trained at the new gym tonight. They don’t have a normal power cage, but they have a heavy duty squat rack with adjustable safety arms. I was able to get them set just before my knees, although it may have been 1-2cm or so higher than where it’d hit on the power rack at Stern’s.

Went in dreading them a bit, but hyped myself up, put on some heavy music, and ripped em up as hard as I could. Set a PR with three sets of 10 @ 435, then a fourth set with seven reps. Feeling good about that. The rest of the workout was great too, they have some really nice equipment for hitting back.
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Man my back is smoked from yesterday. Really excited about that and about training it there more in the future.

Their chest supported t-bar row has your upper body nearly perpendicular to the ground, which hit a little lower in my middle back and not as much traps. Felt really good. They also have MAG grip attachments for the pull-down machines, and with that neutral grip I was getting way more lat activation and able to take my biceps out of those a bit.

Doing a little happy hour for my going away here after work, but I'm hoping to go train legs after that. I'll probably just have a beer, then switch to water.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 am

Better day today for cycle 3 week 3

I matched my PR press of 120 but got a new best of 6 reps at this weight. spread sheet had me aiming for 7 but close enough.

I made a new PR on deadlift at 325 for 5. Might have had a 6th in my legs but my upper back is tender, might have slightly tweaked something in my lats dong pullups tuesday. Also grip was failing.

Finished up with some rows, pushups, and 10 minutes of cardio on the rower. :notbad:

So, good progress is good.
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Fuck yeah man, keep that train rolling.
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:48 pm

Michelle was planning on lifting today, so I got to as well once I got home from Denver. Hamstrings. Decent workout considering the weekend I had and sitting on a plane for a few hours before going.

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Thoughts on skipping a week of 5/3/1 within a cycle?

Im going on vacation week of may 25th-31. The way my training lines up now, that week would be cycle 5 week three. My thoughts are that if I can skip a week between now and then i can do cycle 5 week 3 and have a week of 'deload' on vacation; this would be my first deload.

I was thinking if i do this, the best week to skip would be week two (3x3) for either of my upcoming cycles. Feeling pretty good this week so I was thinking that next week would be the one to skip and jump to week three.

Thoughts?

Also, no, i don't think i could get away to a worth a shit gym in Pigeon Forge.
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Thoughts on skipping a week of 5/3/1 within a cycle?

Im going on vacation week of may 25th-31. The way my training lines up now, that week would be cycle 5 week three. My thoughts are that if I can skip a week between now and then i can do cycle 5 week 3 and have a week of 'deload' on vacation; this would be my first deload.

I was thinking if i do this, the best week to skip would be week two (3x3) for either of my upcoming cycles. Feeling pretty good this week so I was thinking that next week would be the one to skip and jump to week three.

Thoughts?

Also, no, i don't think i could get away to a worth a shit gym in Pigeon Forge.
I’d stay on schedule and then just take that week off and start cycle 5 over again when you come back. 5 cycles is a long time with no deload, your body could definitely use it I’m sure, and going back and repeating those first two weeks in cycle 5 you should see noticeable improvements in your AMRAP sets.
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SAWCE wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:35 pm
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 pm
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Thoughts on skipping a week of 5/3/1 within a cycle?

Im going on vacation week of may 25th-31. The way my training lines up now, that week would be cycle 5 week three. My thoughts are that if I can skip a week between now and then i can do cycle 5 week 3 and have a week of 'deload' on vacation; this would be my first deload.

I was thinking if i do this, the best week to skip would be week two (3x3) for either of my upcoming cycles. Feeling pretty good this week so I was thinking that next week would be the one to skip and jump to week three.

Thoughts?

Also, no, i don't think i could get away to a worth a shit gym in Pigeon Forge.
I’d stay on schedule and then just take that week off and start cycle 5 over again when you come back. 5 cycles is a long time with no deload, your body could definitely use it I’m sure, and going back and repeating those first two weeks in cycle 5 you should see noticeable improvements in your AMRAP sets.
Word, thanks for the advice.
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:05 am

Two days in to using insulin. Definitely get some bigger pumps in the gym, but not noticing much outside of that. I picked up my first kit of growth hormone last night, so I’m starting that today. That also won’t have immediately noticeable effects, but 6-12 months from now I should I should look very different.

I’m looking forward to some of the side effects of it, like better sleep and fat burning. I should stay leaner even while bulking, and if I can sleep deeper without using marijuana that’ll be a win.
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Not noticing anything outside of the pumps ended up turning into a 5.5lb weight gain last week :lol: Now, I know that 99% of that is water weight from the gear and creatine and extra stored glucose from the insulin shuttling more into my muscles, but after sitting at 208 for 9 weeks, it was nice to see a jump in the scale. Really excited to squat this week and see my numbers start to go back up there since that was the one lift that I regressed on during my 9 week clean-out phase.
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Mon May 06, 2019 2:53 pm

another week three, and PR on squats.

325 for 5 on squats.

Also a milestone because its more than 6 plates...even though I dont have 6 plates :lol:
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another week three, and PR on squats.

325 for 5 on squats.

Also a milestone because its more than 6 plates...even though I dont have 6 plates :lol:
day 2 of week 3, more PR's

Press, 125 matches my PR on weight which was a :lolol: struggle bus back when I did it for 1 rep. I got 6 this morning. :fuckyeah:

Deadlift, PR of 335 for 5. Had a 6th in my legs but grip was failing. Need to start doing alternating grip on my week three sets from now on.

So good things happened this week in the gym. :megusta:
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Fri May 10, 2019 3:01 pm
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Mon May 06, 2019 2:53 pm
another week three, and PR on squats.

325 for 5 on squats.

Also a milestone because its more than 6 plates...even though I dont have 6 plates :lol:
day 2 of week 3, more PR's

Press, 125 matches my PR on weight which was a :lolol: struggle bus back when I did it for 1 rep. I got 6 this morning. :fuckyeah:

Deadlift, PR of 335 for 5. Had a 6th in my legs but grip was failing. Need to start doing alternating grip on my week three sets from now on.

So good things happened this week in the gym. :megusta:
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Fri May 10, 2019 4:57 pm

Got some good vacation lifts.

Started the week off with chest. Didn’t do any crazy weight, but BIL and I pushed each other to failure each set and extended the last set of each exercise with dropsets and forced negatives.

Back on Tuesday was awesome. PRs on rack deadlifts. 455x7 and then 495x4.

Shoulders Wednesday was like chest on Monday. No crazy weights or PRs, but high reps and. Really pushing past where’d I’d normally stop if I was training solo.

Legs Thursday was a quick one since we had to get to our boat reservation somewhat early. Failed trying to hit 405 for a single on squats. Took a second run and it and failed again, but happy with myself for giving it that second attempt. High volume leg press after that. Did a dropset that literally left me crawling out of the machine when I finally racked it at the end.

Arms today was a good high volume day with some supersets thrown in.

Pretty happy about lifting every day and hitting it hard even though we were going right at 6 every morning. Had a few older locals who could tell we were new faces come up and tell us how cool it was to see people training hard while on vacation. One of the dudes in there was definitely a pro BBer from back in the day, but I couldn’t put a name to the face and he didn’t say anything to us and I didn’t want to interrupt his workout.
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Mon May 13, 2019 4:08 pm

I had a few cheat meals last week on vacation, but I’d say 90% of my food was on my plan. Then Saturday hit and with the weather delays, I was stuck eating airport food, and then just said “fuck it” when I finally got home and had McDonalds for lunch and a California breakfast burrito for dinner. Woke up Sunday morning and weighed in at 222 :lolol: my weight the week before was 214.2. I know most of that is water weight from the shitty food the day before, but it was still funny to see. Curious to see where the scale winds up this coming Saturday after being home and on plan for a week. Hopefully 217-218.
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Wed May 15, 2019 11:03 am

Went with 455 for rack pulls last night. Didn’t do as well as I would have liked, but it wasn’t terrible either considering it was my first time using that weight for a full four sets. Got 6,4,5,6 for my reps. 21 total, gonna shoot for 25 total next week at a minimum.
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Wed May 15, 2019 10:55 pm

Fucking brutal leg workout tonight. Met up with the dude I went up against in my class for the show to train.

We started with box squats so we could go heavier. Set the box to where we were hitting right at parallel.
135x12, 225x10, 315x6, 405x3, them failed trying to hit 415.
After box squats we stripped it down to 225 and took the box away. I don’t know how many sets we did, but it was at least 5 keeping the reps at 10-12, and only resting while the other person did their set.

Leg press after that, superset with walking lunges. 2 plates each side of the press, 20 reps. 10 steps each leg for the lunges. Three of those, then on the fourth set we added a third plate. Thought I was gonna puke.

4 sets of leg curls. 15ish reps each set, then the last one we dropped the weight 3 times to extend the set.

Finished with extensions. 3 sets. Kept the weight the same the whole time, each set was 20 reps, 5 second rest, 15 reps, 5 second reps, 12 reps, 5 second rest, 10 reps, 5 second rest, 8 reps, rest, 6 reps, rest, 4 reps, done. Holy fuck. I almost started crying during my second set.
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Thu May 16, 2019 10:50 am

Workout was rough this am. I think I'll need that week off in the next couple weeks after all. hit reps on deads and missed one on the press.
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Workout was rough this am. I think I'll need that week off in the next couple weeks after all. hit reps on deads and missed one on the press.
When was the last time you took a deload week?
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