Doh. Forgot to list the leg press. Going to do some editing! I was seeing spots during them. Maybe my brain wanted to forget them!
Originally Posted by joey54
Originally Posted by cphafner
Awesome edit!! I'm likin the intensity man, seeing spots and you still want to go heavier!
Joey and Gabe: Thanks fellas.
DC Lower A:
DB Bench Press: 100*22 RP
->went back down to up the reps. 14 of these were the first set...then died out.
HS Shoulder Press: 2pps+15ps*13 RP (+10, -5 rep)
->I think this machine has less leverage than my usual machine. Felt really really heavy.
Close Grip Smith: 245*13 RP (+10lb, -1)
->meant to jump up to 240, but my math failed me! Still felt strong here today.
->big big mistake. More details below. Went out of order because gym was packed. Both pulldowns taken. Both racks open. Wanted to grab one before they filled up.
-> called it quits. Mentally and physically broken by this point.
Notes: Weight was 190. So I was dumb to work out today. I don't know why I set it up that I did SLDLs and deads in back to back workouts. My hams were still tight. I fought out a couple reps, but thought I was going to pop a hammy. Also had visions of tearing my back again. Called it quits. I wasn't supposed to workout today. I was supposed to go food shopping today and workout tomorrow. My roommate had to back out on shopping and wants to go tomorrow instead. I decided to workout. I should have listened to my body and skip today. I came home and rolled and stretched my hams. Going to do another round before bed.
So something I have been doing is leaving a shaker next to my bed. I'm not setting an alarm, but if I wake up to use the bathroom (which happens about every night) I chug a quick shake. Easy way to get an extra few hundred calories in and hopefully break this plateau.
The "shake at night" trick is a great way to add some pounds. I've recomended that to quite a few kids and they all thanked me for it later on.
At the gym the other day a guy came in and I instantly thought of you. Well, you 30lbs ago. He wasn't your twin or anything, but definitely put me in mind of you.
Skinny little weakling? :strong:
Originally Posted by Bruteman
I'm hoping the shake will help get me over the hump.
Where are you at in Jersey again?? We should get a lift in together sometime man.
(i know i've asked you like 5 times haha sry)
haha, I recall you being thin, but never really weak. You've always been able to move some good weight. I think your appearance may have made you overlook your strengths.
Lesson learned CP. Might want to put those dead variations even further apart.
Gabe: Hoboken. Let me know if you are ever up this way. I have no wheels!
Brute: I'm in the middle of the road. I'm pretty happy.
Joey: When I created my split I was thinking oh they are on the opposite end, duh eventually the two ends meet. I'll be sliding SLDLs into the middle.
I'm in Passaic county, so Hoboken is right up rt 3 for me...not a bad ride at all man.
Originally Posted by cphafner
DC Lower B:
EZ Bar Drag Curl: +70*18 RP
->these are new. a replacement to spider curls.
Hammers: 50*11 SS (same, +1)
->cleaner. Grip was giving.
Standing Calf: 270*12 (+15, same)
->these things are brutal.
Pullthrus: 100*26 (same, +8)
->my back was acting up last time, hence the big jump
Squat Press: 6+10ps*10, 5+10ps*17 (+20, -1), (+20, -3)
->was gettign lightheaded durign the 2nd set.
Notes: Weight is still stuck at 190...driving me a bit nutty. I'm still trying to get a shake in during the middle of the night. Still not setting an alarm since my sleep is too important. I woke up the other morning and there was powder all over the carpet. I vaguely remember making a shake and missing the cup with about half the protein. Probably looked like this
Off to North Carolina for the wedding. Going to miss a workout. I was thinking about working out tomorrow, but I think I'll go get drunk tonight with college buddies instead.
Arms and calves are looking great cp. I do the shake at night thing when I feel like it but half the time when I wake up I end up forgetting to even drink it. I like the Step Brothers clip lol.
Jay: Thanks bud. Need to do something to crack this invisible barrier of 190!
DC Upper B:
HS Bench Press: 2+25ps*17 RP
->decent jump in weight, can still jump higher.
Smith Shoulder Press: 225*12 RP
->these were a bit too heavy. I probably didn't have quite a full range of motion. I only like to go down to about where arms are parallel to the floor. I have a vid of these I might post later.
Reverse Grip Smith Bench: 225*16 RP
->nice and easy. Also have a couple vids here.
Pulldowns Close Grip: 16*15rp
->foreign machine to me, not sure what the weight was. Heavy though.
HS Iso Row: 4pps*15/13 SS
Notes: Down in North Carolina for a wedding. Did this at a local Gold's. I didn't plan on working out, so I didn't have my straps. Went a bit lighter on the ISO rows because of that, but grip wasn't really a limiting factor. I have tweaked the form on how I do my DC chest stretched and feel it much better and I can go much heavier on them now. Before I was putting too much stress on my shoulders and not on my chest.
All of my family was commenting how much bigger I looked mainly in the arms. Guess that's nice, but still have a long way to go. I stepped on the scale at the gym and someone had it set on 188. I started sliding it down to 190...then 191...then 192...when it didn't move I realized it was off balance. Dammit! Haha. Thoought I had finally moved the scale a bit. Ate decent this weekend, but probably closer to 4000 calories on Friday/Saturday. Not sure how much I'll get in today. Brought a bunch of bars and nuts and raisins and stuff for the flight. I land around 3, so I should have time to get in a few meals at home tonight.
Good deal on getting the session in while down in NC...you're one to stay on the move and have a great time.
Coke: Thanks bro.
DC Upper C:
Smith Incline: 245*12 RP (+10, +1)
Cybex Shoulder Press: 135*16 (+10, -2)
->not strong here.
Smith Close Grip: 245*11 RP (+10, -3)
->felt real heavy. These were supposed to be done last workout, somehow got out of order...
DB Pullover: 80*21 RP (+5, same)
DB Row: 115*15 (+5, +3)
Notes: Down 3lbs today. I'm really starting to lose it. I upped the calories today. Nothing drastic, but added another tablespoon of evoo. I'm also still doing the mid sleep shake a few nights a week (nights when I wake up naturally). Still not enough. I'll hope tonight was just water weight. If I don't see 192 soon I am going to get arrested for slamming the gyms scale thru the wall.
Cute girl from the office was at the gym tonight. She said my arms looked larger. Asked if I was doing more for them, said nope just one exercise for bi's and tri's. She said she remembered I barely work them.
Haha. Barely certainly is a relative term. Nice job on the smith incline.
Originally Posted by cphafner
Down 3lbs and still getting compliments about getting bigger? You are doing something right man!
JOey: yeah relative. Compared to a curl jockey it's nothing!
Sid: Thanks dude. Doing ok I guess
DB Curls: 55*11
Cable Wrist: 70*11
Leg Press Calf: 2+30ps*10
Seated Leg Culr: 160*16
->replacement to lying leg curls
Leg Press: 5pps*11, 4pps*18
Notes: Weight was 193! **** yeah. Finally moving a bit again. As quickly as it came it can leave, but I'll take it for the day.
couple quick pics. Lats are coming along decently.
Really getting thick now dude.
Definitely thicker. Keep it up.
Notes: So I'm totally lost where to go right now. My back has been in spasms all weekend. I could barely workout today. I did about half my workout and called it quits. I obviuosly pushed too hard this blast. Took the confidence jn my back holding up last time and added in squats and sldl's which was a bad move. I can't possibly push forward on this blast. I won't touch a weight another day this week. I was planning on finishing this blast around 195 and then doing a small cut for the summer. I think the cut might be starting after this week. I am certainly bigger than I was at this point last year, but not where I wanted to be. I am stressed out beyond belief with work and school and can't make a decision today. I'll give it a day or two and decide what to do.
Sounds like you need a few days for sure. How long are you at blast wise?
Joey: This was the start of week 7. It would have been my fourth and final round of the blast.
Decline: 185*3, 225*3, 245*3, 185*15
Lat Raise: 20*8, 25*8, 35*8
Rack Press: 185*3, 225*3, 245*3, 265*1
Rack Chins: bw*8, +25*8, +35*8, +35*8
Notes: So I've been MIA while I figure out my next move. My back is bugging me big time. Every day feels like someone smacked my in the lower back with a 2x4. I was laying in bed the other night with the back spasming like crazy. I obviously need to back off a bit. I am going to start carb cycling for the next couple months. My plan is to basically maintain my weight, but clean up the diet and my bf a bit. I'll be following a similar protocol to last summer. I will do carbs on w/o days only pre/postworkout. On non workout weekdays carbs will be minimal. On weekends I will refeed. If the scale drops I'll start add carbs in bit by bit on the weekdays. I'm a bit dissapointed with where I finished this winter. I did put on 5-6lbs, but I'm about 10lbs shy of my goals. If you look at last summer I don't even feel like I've grown http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=110683 This week I went through the emotional struggle of thinking I'm too small, thinking I'm too fat, and wishing I didn't care about 1 or 2. I feel better about myself when I'm leaner, so that's what I'm to do.
Hey Buddy, it sounds to me like you need to take a step back and re-evaluate your situation. What are your goals, long and short term? To get as big and lean as possible? Maybe do a 4 week cycle in a caloric excess with slightly higher volume, and then every 5th week do a PSMF for 6-7 days. Every time I start to bulk I feel fat, cut I feel tiny. Its all mental. You have definitely made progress. With the years you have under your belt lifting wise, progress just comes slower. Keep training hard!