Here is to journal 1000000000000.
Maybe I can keep this one updated?
and back to your scheduled programming
*end vent and whiny little girl voice*
Body comp wise I am 5'10-5'11 sitting between 175-180 ~12-15% bf will maybe post pictures tomorrow
Yesterday I had my power workout ala UD2
5x3 @ 405
5x3 @ 200
5x3 @ +40
Last edited by ryuage; 06-16-2010 at 09:54 AM.
Strength still appears in tact, especially with those squats...good luck with everything man.
thanks T, it'll be tough staying consistent... but I am sure I can do it this time, haha.
Currently doing an 8 day cycle
Day 1 : Depletion - Cardio if I feel like it
Day 2 : Cardio whore
Day 3 : Cardio whore take 2
Day 4 : Cardio whore uno mas
Day 5 : Tension AM + carb whore
Day 6 : semi carb whore
Day 7 : Power Workout AM
Day 8 : and on the 8th day he rested.
So since my schedule is really flexible and I enjoy torturing myself... I manage to do the depletion all in one day.
Yes, that is 88 sets of muscle burning misery all in one go.
Training : 88 depletion sets (avg ~tut per set 50 seconds)
Cardio : 45 minutes easy walking
Diet : 37 oz of chicken boob
60 minutes of easy walking both yesterday and today after popping some caffeine + yohimbine
diet in check with protein coming in ~200-230g per day and ~20g carbs ~negligible fat
still alive... just finished settling down back in SoCal. Still not sure whether I like it here better or not, but I did grow up here and all of my family is around here.
Hit up a full body on Monday with a little lighter weight.
Squats 385x5, 385x3, 385x3
Bench 190x6, 190x6, 190x5
Seated Hammer Row 250x6 250x6 250x6 - new machine... may have been a bit too heavy toward the latter reps.
45 minutes cardio, kept heart rate ~135-140bpm
Diet wise I have gotten back on track this week. I think I will be slowly cutting until the end of October. UD2 is on hold with my hectic scheduling, but I will probably be using it for the last 8 weeks (September/October) If I'm not emaciated by then I don't know if it will ever be possible.
Wish you the best in this transition...solid session and cardio.
long working weekend, drove back up to SF Friday and back down yesterday.
Today was a bit of cardio... 50 minutes ~140 bpm
caught some world cup that kept me entertained during the bout...
Squat below parallel
Weighted Dips - haven't done them in awhile
all sets pretty light... stopped short on the last 2 because I didn't have a dip belt and the dumbbell was slipping from my legs.
155x6x3 - never really was a fan of bb rows, but lets see if I can stick em out. Don't think i've done bb rows in years.
Seated Tricep Extension
off to go do some cardio
went to see what my max squat tripple was a few days ago...
ended up with 415x3 with a grinder on the last one...
Dips +100x5, bw x 34
miscelleneous pullups in there
10 intervals 15s/45s of double unders
followed by 45 minutes of cardio ~130 bpm
Starting to feel a little burnt out, could be a combination of less sleep + calorie restriction. I am more than likely going to refeed some time this week and start doing them every 5-8 days ~800g carbs on the day.
bw as of Sunday was ~175
Holy cardio! Like Coke said, nice strength retention, especially with all the calorie restrictions. No wonder you feel a bit burnt out, striving in those sessions. Keep it up!
haha, ya... since coming back down to SoCal I seem to sleep less, eat less, workout more. I kind of been getting sidetracked and feeling the consequences now.
no air conditioning and a 95+ degree room doesn't equate to much sleep. The eating part is probably my own doing and my busy sched as of late.
Did a full body workout earlier so I can start somewhat of a refeed the remainder of the day. Not being to particular as to track calories, but making sure I hit protein ~1g/lb, keep fat fairly low, and get a crap ton of carbs.
I did deadlifts for the first time in awhile on monday and my lower back was shot when I attempted squats today. It definitely was a sub par workout
Last edited by ryuage; 07-14-2010 at 06:36 PM.
weight up to 181 post refeed, gain of about 5 pounds.
Don't know why I'm weighing myself... I pretty much go most of dieting with just weighing myself once a month or what not. Just felt like seeing my day to day changes again for s*** and giggles.
I suspect to be back down to 175 within a day or two. Don't remember the last time I was ever under 180. Feeling a bit better, refeed helped a bit with putting me to sleep, and body is recovering a tad faster as expected. Still have the feeling of being a tad run down. I will probably take the rest of the week off (key word probably) from lifting at least. Might do some cardio tomorrow or Saturday.
Thinking of doing my routine like this
Day 1: Upper body
Day 2: Cardio
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Off
Day 5: Upper Body
Day 6: Cardio
Day 7: Off
Volume will be fairly low. 3 at most 4 sets for big muscles and 2 for smaller ones on each day.
Attached is a bad picture with crappy lighting and my mac camera (relaxed) =p had to crouch down as I don't have room to back up too far from my office computer... but you get the gist of it.
Last edited by ryuage; 07-15-2010 at 11:19 AM.
Nice shot of you, obviously doing very well Steven.
thanks coke, today was obviously a rest day just baking in the heat all day.
Looking lean man.
Oh, and I can't sleep for **** when it's hot in my room, either. Impossible. I have a fan running even during winter.
haha thanks nick... it's hot in my room. uh, every night.
right now the thermo reads 93 INSIDE.
Seated DB OH extension
5 x 15 second double under intervals
45 ss cardio
off to the beach
sup man, looking very lean
have you ever tried UD2 for bulking?
I haven't... I don't think I have done a typical cutting/bulking routine in awhile until this year. Perhaps I will give it a try after I acheive single digit bodyfat...
still need a dip belt... holding the dumbbell with my legs is getting old as it gets heavier and heavier
bw x 35
Neutral grip pullups chest to bar
seated hs row
20 minutes cardio