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    Quote Originally Posted by #1beast View Post
    Great work bro! Looks like you're really putting in the sweat and tears required to get the job done. Reminds me of myself 25 years ago. Now I'm fat and eat ****ty all the time. I wish I have the drive you do. Anyways I'd recommend you be a little more audible while lifting your weights. Yell things like "Yeah Buddy" and "Nothing but a peanut" or "Light Weight!". It really gets that adrenaline coursing through your veins and your lifting will improve vastly.

    STAY STRONG MY FRIEND, STAY STRONG
    Kyle please tell me you know this douchebag and it's an inside joke as Connor said. Be more audible and yell the cliche ronnie coleman bs? Take steroids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    I don't use a handle at all, just grab the bar. See at 2:10 of this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Ss7yBTQa8

    two other interesting row variations

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExuDK5iWKM8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMONO_cTI-Q
    Yeah, checked out those videos. That 2:10 one makes a whole ton of sense, will definitely incorporate it into my workout next time I do T-Bars a few weeks from now. That first one handed one seems legit too, but the second one seems outrageous. Not sure that I would ever get the form right, not sure what angle he's going for there...

    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    Spamming someone's journal? Telling a guy with Natural in his journal title to take steroids? Wow. Something new all the time here. Hopefully this is an inside joke.
    I posted the link to my journal on my Facebook for friends to follow along, probably a mistake. Sure it's just one of them, being as its the users first post. Lotta people doing a lot of talking nowadays I guess, best just to keep to yourself and keep working hard I suppose. =/

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    1/24/11 Diet

    Meal 1

    1/2 Maximus 300 36.5 31 3.5
    2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 190 29 4 6

    Meal 2
    2 slices of bread 220 36 12 4
    1 slice cheese 85 1 5 7
    4 oz chicken 125 5 22.5 2.5
    1 Rice cake 70 14 1 0
    1 Nature Valley Granola Bar 190 29 4 6
    Opticen Shake 380 36 40 9

    Meal 3
    1/2 Opticen 190 18 20 4.5
    2 Slices bread 220 36 12 4
    1 slice cheese 85 1 5 7
    4 oz chicken 125 5 22.5 2.5

    Meal 4
    2 Rice cakes 140 28 2 0
    1/2 opticen 190 18 20 4.5

    Meal 5
    Chipotle 680 75 53 22
    2 Nitrean 220 6 44 2

    Totals: 3410 kcal, 373.5c, 298p, 84g fat

    1/24/11 Workout - Back/Bi

    Underhand Dual Cable Lat Pulldown (Supersetted with Lo-Row)

    60x12
    70x12
    70x12
    60x12

    HammerStrength Lo-Row
    90x12
    110x12
    110x12
    110x12

    DB Row
    40x10
    40x10
    40x10
    40x10

    Dual Cable Lo-Row
    27.5x12
    27.5x12
    27.5x12
    27.5x12

    Wide Grip Hammerstrength Hi-Row
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

    Barbell Curl (Supersetted with skullcrusher curls)
    40x12
    40x12
    40x4

    Lying Skullcrusher Curls?
    20x12
    20x12
    20x12


    Notes: Trainer swears by low weight, high reps, very slow movements and extremely tight form. It's amazing just how tiring moving around light weights are when you're going so slowly and squeezing every rep. Forearm pump today was so extreme that there were white spots covering the entire under side, and I couldn't make a fist for 5 minutes so we had to cut the biceps short.

    Leg day tomorrow, then on my own the rest of week... should have some more videos up then!

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    1/25/11 Leg Day

    1 Legged Leg Press
    90x15
    180x15
    270x12+3 (assisted)
    360 x 9 (all assisted)

    2 Legged Leg Press
    540x12
    540x7 (Gave up, suck!)

    Smith Machine Squats (Assumed 15lb bar)
    105x12
    155x10
    175x8

    Tri-Set following 3 exercises

    Lunges
    BWx16/leg
    BWx16/leg
    BWx16/leg

    Leg Extensions
    70x12
    70x12 (last 3 assisted, 3 second pause at end)
    70x12 (last 3 assisted, 3 second pause at end)

    Lying Leg Curls
    65x15
    80x12
    95x12

    Notes: First time attempting 4 plates on each side for 1 legged leg press, legs felt like they might explode at the end. Rest of leg day was sloppy afterwards. Need to work on cardio for faster recovery time?

    1/25/11 Diet

    Meal 1
    Panera french toast bagel sandwich 660 69 27 30
    Opticen 380 36 40 9

    Meal 2
    Nature Valley Bar 190 29 4 6
    16oz 2% milk 260 26 16 10
    2 slice bread 220 36 12 4
    4oz chicken 125 5 22.5 2.5
    1 slice cheese 85 1 5 7

    Meal 3
    Opticen 380 36 40 9

    Meal 4
    Nature Valley Bar 190 29 4 6
    16oz 2% milk 260 26 16 10
    2 slice bread 220 36 12 4
    4oz chicken 125 5 22.5 2.5
    1 slice cheese 85 1 5 7

    Meal 5
    3 chicken sausages 360 6 51 15

    Totals: 3,610kcal, 355 carb, 278 protein, 122 fat


    Chest and light tris tomorrow, will try to upload some videos.

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    1/26/11 Workout - Chest/Light Tri's (Tri's done 5 hours after Chest)

    Knees Up Bench
    45x15
    135x12
    155x10
    185x8 (Wanted 10+ but no spotter = nervous)

    Smith Machine Inc Bench (Superset Flies)
    70x15
    70x12
    70x15
    70x12

    PecDec
    85x10
    Inc DB Flies
    20x12
    25x12
    25x12

    Inc DB Press (Superset wide grip pushups)
    35x12 (twist)
    45x12 (twist)
    40x10

    Pushups
    10
    10
    10

    Inc Cable Fly
    7.5x10
    7.5x10
    12.5x10

    Overhead Cable Tricep Extensions
    35x12
    45x12
    45x12

    Straight Bar Pushdown
    40x12
    40x12
    55x12

    Reverse Grip Tri Pushdown
    25x12
    25x12
    30x12

    1/26/11 Diet

    Meal 1

    1/2 Maximus 300 36.5 31 3.5

    Meal 2
    2 Nature Valley Bars 380 58 8 12
    1 Rice Cake 70 14 1 0

    Meal 3
    Lasagna 250 30 10 10
    2 Chicken Sausage 240 4 34 10

    Meal 4
    Beef Jerky 210 15 30 3

    Meal 5
    1/2 Papa Johns Large "Works" Pizza 1320 156 52 56
    32oz 2% Milk 520 32 20

    Meal 6
    1/2 Opticen 190 18 20 4.5

    Meal 7
    2 Nitrean 220 6 44 2


    Tot: 3700kcal, 389.5c, 262p, 121f

    4th set of Smith Inc Bench 70x12. Reps were a little faster than first few sets, started to get a bit tired.
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    1/27/11 Workout - Abs/Forearms

    DB Wrist Curls

    15x12

    BB Wrist Curls
    30x20
    40x15
    40x15
    40x15

    Overhand BB Curls (SS alternate grip Overhand BB Curls)
    30x12
    30x12
    30x12

    Alt Grip Overhand BB Curls
    20x12
    20x12
    20x12

    Captains of Crush Gripper #1
    Both Hands x 6
    Both Hands x 6
    Both Hands x 6 Holds / negatives

    Decline Bench Crunches (SS Reverse Crunches)
    BWx20
    BWx20
    BWx20

    Reverse Crunches
    20
    25
    25

    Cable Crunches
    20x20
    35x15
    35x12

    Torso Rotation Machine
    110x12
    130x12
    150x12

    1/27/11 Diet

    Meal 1
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    4.5oz chicken 125 5 22.5 2.5
    2 servings buffalo wing chips 280 30 4 18
    5 bite size crunch bars 190 26 2 10

    Meal 2
    2 Slice Bread 220 36 12 4
    1 slice cheese 85 1 5 7
    4 oz chicken 125 5 22.5 2.5
    16oz 2% milk 260 26 16 10

    Meal 3
    Opticen 380 36 40 9

    Meal 4
    2 Slice Bread 220 36 12 4
    1 slice cheese 85 1 5 7
    4 oz chicken 125 5 22.5 2.5
    16oz 2% milk 260 26 16 10

    Meal 5
    4 Coors Lights 410 20 3 0

    Tot: 3,365kcal, 368c, 200p, 92.75f

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    1/28/11 Tris/Bis (Crap intensity this workout)

    Overhand Tri Pushdown (Tri-set reverse grip pushdown, overhead cable tri ext)
    42.5x12
    50x12
    42.5x12

    Underhand Tri Pushdown
    35x12
    35x12
    35x12

    Overhead Cable Tri Ext
    35x12
    35x12
    35x12

    Triceps Press Machine
    150x12
    190x12
    210x12

    Triceps Extension Machine
    65x12
    80x12
    95x12

    DB Curls
    30x12
    35x10
    40x8
    45x6

    Rope Curls
    25x12
    30x12
    35x12
    40x12

    Preacher Curl Machine (1 hand)
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10

    Seated Concentration Curls
    25x10
    25x10

    1/28/11 Diet (accidental cheat day, fail)

    Meal 1

    1/2 Opticen 190 18 20 4.5

    Meal 2
    Medium Wendys Fries 420 54 5 20
    Double Stack 360 27 23 18
    2 Spicy chicken go wraps 640 59 31 31

    Meal 3
    32oz 2% milk 520 52 32 20

    Meal 4
    Sonic Texas Toaster Bacon Cheeseburger 820 51 39 51
    Large Chili Cheese Tots 680 49 17 48

    Meal 5
    3 Nitrean Shakes 330 9 66 3

    Tot: 3,960kcal, 319c, 233p, 195.5 FAT!


    Video I found of me doing some towel pull-ups this past summer. Forms a bit questionable, reps too fast.
    Last edited by KFeld; 01-28-2011 at 11:34 PM.

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    Interesting stuff man. Seem to have a lot of volume

    How do the slow reps/lower weight work for you? Noticeably heavier DOMS than a more traditional approach? I imagine you could go much heavier than you do if you kept a more normal tempo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Interesting stuff man. Seem to have a lot of volume
    Thanks man. The volume is ridiculous, yeah. It's not uncommon that I'll lift until the targeted muscle group goes completely numb, and I can't even flex it anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    How do the slow reps/lower weight work for you? Noticeably heavier DOMS than a more traditional approach?
    It's been working unbelievably. I've put on more fat than I would've liked to, but that was more poor dieting decisions that I'm trying to clean up now. I just assume even better results now that I'm eating a little better. But my arms have grown a solid 1.5 inches in the past 3 months, my chest 2.5 inches, and my quads 1.75 inches while my waist has gone up 1 inch.

    I generally don't spend much time looking at the weight anymore, because it doesn't much matter to me. I lift to train the muscle, and if I feel like I can't properly contract and squeeze the muscle all the way through the entire ROM every single rep... then I'll drop the weight. I superset almost all of my exercises, and take no more than about 30s rest between sets. It's basically non-stop for about an hour every day.

    I work with a trainer for my leg days, and alternate chest/back every 3 weeks too. When I'm with him just about every single set ends with 3-4 forced reps AT LEAST. It's absolutely brutal... I've thrown up several times, and have actually had tears coming out of my eyes mid-set during legs. The "burn" during the workouts is literally some of the worst physical pain I've ever felt, and the DOMS are also much worse. At this point I only train my muscles once a week.

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    I imagine you could go much heavier than you do if you kept a more normal tempo?
    Yeah, just over a year ago on Bill Starrs 5x5 I hit 235x5 on bench with a 255 max, 255x5 ATG Squats with a 275 max, and Deadlift 355x5 with a 385 max. Those reps were more normal tempo, and I weighed 180 at the time. I'm 190 now, and am much bigger than I was then... but I don't lift anywhere near that amount anymore because I don't train strength.
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    Looking good dude, good luck with your contest prep!
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    good stuff man Will definetly be coming in here to check up on you.
    Bench Press 245x1
    Back Squat 225x3 (ATG)
    Dead lift 275x1
    Clean 185x2

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    Looking good dude, good luck with your contest prep!
    Quote Originally Posted by Parker 1995 View Post
    good stuff man Will definetly be coming in here to check up on you.
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Wish you the best as you evolve in this game Kyle.
    Thanks muscle_g, Parker, CoCoa... I really do appreciate it. Believe it or not, I have actually caught myself mid-set thinking "I can't stop now, I've gotta keep pushing because people might be following along and I don't want to let them down."

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    1/29/11 Workout - Shoulders/Traps/Calves

    NOTES: Way, way, WAY too long of a workout... something needs to change. 105 mins.

    Smith Machine Shoulder Press

    50x12
    60x12
    70x10
    80x8

    Incline DB Reverse Delt
    10x12
    10x12
    10x12
    10x12

    Cable Lateral Raise
    7.5x12
    7.5x12
    7.5x12
    7.5x12

    DB Front Raise
    20x12
    20x12
    25x10
    25x10

    Reverse Pec-Dec
    55x12
    70x12
    85x12
    85x12

    Smith Machine Behind-The-Back Shrugs (SS DB Shrug)
    90x12
    90x12
    90x12
    90x12

    Seated DB Shrug
    40x12
    40x12
    40x12
    40x12

    HammerStrength Incline Shrug

    110x12
    110x12
    110x12
    110x12

    Leg Press 1 footed calves
    90x15
    90x15
    90x15
    90x15

    Seated Calf Raise
    90x20
    90x15
    90x15
    90x15

    1/29/11 Diet

    Meal 1

    1 NV Bar 190 29 4 6

    Meal 2
    1/2 Opticen 190 18 20 4.5
    Chipotle 970 119 60 31

    Meal 3
    Philly Cheesesteak ??
    Large Fries ??

    Meal 4
    4 Coors Lights 410 20 3 0

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    1/30/11 Diet - Off Day

    Meal 1
    1 Wendys Double Stack 360 27 23 18

    Meal 2
    2.5 Chicken Sausages 300 5 42.5 12.5
    1/2lb Whole Wheat Pasta 630 143.5 24.5 3.5

    Meal 3
    1/2 Opticen Shake 190 18 20 4.5

    Meal 4
    2.5 Chicken Sausages 300 5 42.5 12.5
    1/2lb Whole Wheat Pasta 630 143.5 24.5 3.5

    Meal 5
    Sweet Potato Fries ????

    Meal 6
    2 Nitrean 220 6 44 2
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    1/31/11 Back

    Seated Pullups

    BWx15
    BWx12+3
    BWx10+5
    BWx10+5

    HammerStrength Lo-Row
    90x12
    110x10
    130x8

    Seated Cable Row
    70x15
    70x15
    70x15

    HammerStrength Hi-Row (Single Arm)
    50x8 + 30x15 (both arms)
    50x8 + 30x15 (both arms)
    50x12 (both arms)

    T-Bar Row (Over/Under grip courtesy of Cphafner)
    50x12
    50x12
    75x10

    1/31/11 Diet

    Meal 1

    Opticen 380 36 40 9

    Meal 2
    NV Bar 190 29 4 6
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    2 Nitrean 220 6 44 2

    Meal 3
    Turkey Artichoke from Panera 900 108 44 32
    Chips

    Meal 4
    1/2 Opticen 190 18 20 4.5
    NV Bar 190 29 4 6
    Rice Cake 70 14 1 0

    Meal 5
    2 Pasta Sides 800 156 28 8
    Nitrean 110 3 22 1

    Totals: 3650kcal, 514c, 224.5p, 74.75f

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    2/1/11 Legs

    Lunges down hall and back (est 15/leg)

    BB Squats
    135x15
    165x12

    Box Squats
    185x12
    225x4+4
    245x0+6

    V-Squat
    160x12
    205x12
    250x12
    295x12
    340x12

    Leg Press
    360x12
    360x4 (I racked early, groin cramped)

    Leg Extensions
    70x12
    70x12
    70x12

    Seated Leg Curls
    70x12
    90x12
    110x8+4

    Hip Adduction
    190x15
    210x12
    230x8

    Captains Chair Knee Raises
    BWx15
    BWx15
    BWx15

    2/1/11 Diet

    Meal 1

    1/2 Maximus 300 36.5 31 3.5

    Meal 2
    Sierra Turkey from Panera 1130 100 43 59
    Panera Chips

    Meal 3
    2 Nitrean 220 6 44 2
    16oz 2% Milk 260 26 16 10

    Meal 4
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    6oz Chicken 150 3 27 3

    Meal 5
    2 Nitrean 220 6 44 2

    Totals: 2880 kcal, 292.5 carb (ouch), 222.5 protein, 85.75g fat
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    Quote Originally Posted by KFeld View Post
    [SIZE="1"][B]1/29/11 Workout - Shoulders/Traps/Calves

    NOTES: Way, way, WAY too long of a workout... something needs to change. 105 mins.
    ]
    Had that same problem when I did high volume last summer. Workouts just get super long.

    I'd be curious to see what you could do on a more power-oriented routine. By that, I don't mean a PL or strength routine, but more of a powerbuilding routine with a good combo of high and low reps like DC or Max-OT, etc. Obviously you know what's best for you, tho and I am in no way trying to push a routine on you.

    Is your strength/reps going up each workout day or most workout days?

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    That is absolutely insane volume for a shoulder day...

    Quote Originally Posted by KFeld View Post

    Meal 4
    4 Coors Lights 410 20 3 0

    C'mon man... make them something worth drinking. Some sammy A or dogfishhead or soooomthing...
    Last summer we were putting a new roof on this commercial garage with like 40 stalls and one of the tenents showed up one day. Apparently he just had some worthless junk in it but it was really his man-cave escape because he had a little mini fridge inside stocked full with coors light he just sat down and started drinking lol. My coworker said to him "coors light, don't they call that girls light?". "fuuuuck yoooooooooooou" and he continues to drink for the next hour or so lol. Stupid story I know but I was reminded of it.


    Quote Originally Posted by KFeld View Post

    245x0+6

    Hows that work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Had that same problem when I did high volume last summer. Workouts just get super long.

    I'd be curious to see what you could do on a more power-oriented routine. By that, I don't mean a PL or strength routine, but more of a powerbuilding routine with a good combo of high and low reps like DC or Max-OT, etc. Obviously you know what's best for you, tho and I am in no way trying to push a routine on you.

    Is your strength/reps going up each workout day or most workout days?
    I'm unfamiliar with the DC or Max-OT programs. Do you have a link? The problem for me is that I'm working with a trainer 2 days a week, soon to be 3, and I've no control over what he does with me... I'm just kind of following blindly, which I'm ok with as long I keep seeing results I guess.

    My strengths/reps are definitely going up... I just started writing down all my workouts 2 weeks ago but in the 3 months we've been working together I know my leg press has gone from 3 plates/side for 15 controlled reps to 8 plates/side for 12 reps, and I can 1 leg leg-press 4 plates/side for 5-6. Harder to gauge upper body because of allll the super sets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    That is absolutely insane volume for a shoulder day...
    Yeah, I was taking a minute or two between sets because I was slacking, and so I never really felt the fatigue. I'm so used to forced reps on every set that even when I train until failure, it still doesn't feel hard enough... so I just kept going...

    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    C'mon man... make them something worth drinking. Some sammy A or dogfishhead or soooomthing...
    Last summer we were putting a new roof on this commercial garage with like 40 stalls and one of the tenents showed up one day. Apparently he just had some worthless junk in it but it was really his man-cave escape because he had a little mini fridge inside stocked full with coors light he just sat down and started drinking lol. My coworker said to him "coors light, don't they call that girls light?". "fuuuuck yoooooooooooou" and he continues to drink for the next hour or so lol. Stupid story I know but I was reminded of it.
    Haha I laughed a lot harder the second time I read that story through. Funny stuff. I used to drink a 24 pack every weekend back when I partied a lot harder in college (which was just last year), so I always stuck with light beers. Now that I'm trying to really cut back my drinks to focus on training, I suppose I should start drinking better beer. Good suggestion, my friend, good suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Hows that work?
    When I do the + sign, like Squats: 225x4+4... its not meant as a cluster. They're just assisted reps all in one continuous set. So that would be like 225x4, then he put his arms under me and assisted me up for 4 more to make sure I got my reps in. We started the 245 set with my trainer spotting me, so I really don't know how much help I had so I just went 245x0+6. I donno.
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    Here's some links:

    http://www.discussbodybuilding.com/M...tine-m390.aspx

    http://dc-training.blogspot.com/

    http://www.intensemuscle.com/
    -main DC site where Dante chills with his bros.

    Just thought I'd throw some ideas out at you. I'm a big fan of DC principles, and Max-OT is somewhat similar but lowered frequency and higher volume.

    Props on the strength gains man.

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    A 24 pack a weekend? Stop ****ing around. I drink two 24 packs and a fifth of gin. Grow a pair and drink like a man. Then you will succeed at life. Yeah Buddy! Nothin' but a peanut!

    Another piece of advice. If you aren't doing Kegels, you need to start. Full body strength starts with the PC muscle. Once it is strong, everything else will fall into place. If you need any links let me know.

    I will be following your blog. I'm excited to see your progress (especially on the Kegels)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1beast View Post
    A 24 pack a weekend? Stop ****ing around. I drink two 24 packs and a fifth of gin. Grow a pair and drink like a man. Then you will succeed at life. Yeah Buddy! Nothin' but a peanut!

    Another piece of advice. If you aren't doing Kegels, you need to start. Full body strength starts with the PC muscle. Once it is strong, everything else will fall into place. If you need any links let me know.

    I will be following your blog. I'm excited to see your progress (especially on the Kegels)!
    Lol. What's the "pc muscle"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Lol. What's the "pc muscle"?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pubococcygeus_muscle

    more info from the literature:

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...eda22f73fec551
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    Delay in posts for a few days... taken an off-week in training from last Weds through this Tues to really recover. Re-doing my split to give myself at least a day a week off, felt like my body was falling apart here recently. Unfortunately took a off-week from my diet too.

    Finding the motivation to wake up in the morning, eat good, and train hard has been supremely difficult for me lately. I feel like works taken over my life, and I've lost touch with the outside world. And lately, there have been a couple girls who've been spending more time on my mind than they should, and I just can't seem to shake them from my thoughts no matter what I do. Big distraction to say the least. My hope is that if I can cling to my notepad hard enough for long enough, all of this will either pass or figure itself out and I can get back to working out like I was.

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    2/2/11 Diet/Off-Day

    Meal 1

    Panera Jalapeño and Cheddar Bagel 310 56 12 3
    Meal 2
    Beef Jerky 240 9 45 3
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    6 oz chicken 150 3 27 3
    Meal 3
    1/2 opticen 190 18 20 4.5
    Meal 4
    Subway Turkey Breast 570 94 35 7
    Meal 5
    2 Nitrean 220 6 44 2
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    6 oz chicken 150 3 27 3

    Totals: 3030kcal, 419carb, 245 prot, 38g fat

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    2/3/11 Diet/Off-Day

    Meal 1

    NV Bar 190 29 4 6
    Meal 2
    1/2 Maximus 300 36.5 31 3.5
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    6 oz chicken 150 3 27 3
    Meal 3
    NV Bar 190 29 4 6
    Meal 4
    1/2 Maximus 300 36.5 31 3.5
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    6 oz chicken 150 3 27 3
    Meal 5
    Maximus 600 73 62 7

    Totals: 3080kcal, 440c, 221p, 44 fat

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    2/4/11 Light Bi/Tri/Shoulders/Traps

    DB Curls

    30x12
    35x10
    40x8
    45x8

    Reverse BB Curl (Superset Hammer Curls)
    30x12
    30x12
    30x12

    Hammer Curls
    20x12
    20x12
    20x12

    EZ Bar Overhead Tri Ext. (SS Tri Pulldown)
    35x15
    35x15
    35x15

    Tricep Pulldown
    30x12
    30x12
    25x12

    One Arm Rope Pulldown
    12.5x12
    12.5x12
    12.5x12

    Smith Seated Behind-the-head Shoulder Press (Superset standing Military DB Press)
    55x12
    65x12
    75x12

    Standing DB Military
    30x12
    25x12
    25x12

    Reverse Pec-Dec
    45x12
    60x12
    75x12

    DB Shrugs
    60x15
    80x15
    60x15
    60x15

    Notes: Tried to hit about 9-10 sets of everything, longer workout but took 2 off days before and 1 after since it's an off-week.

    2/4/11 Diet
    Meal 1

    NV Bar 190 29 4 6
    Meal 2
    1/2 Opticen 190 18 20 4.5
    Meal 3
    Panera Sierra Turkey 1130 100 43 59
    Potato Chips
    Meal 4
    Knorr Rice Side 600 115 17.5 6.25
    6 oz chicken 150 3 27 3
    Beef Jerky 240 9 45 3
    Meal 5
    10 Drinks 1020 50 8 0


    Totals: 3520kcal, 324c, 164.5p, 81.75f

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    2/5/11 Diet - OffDay

    Meal 1
    Sonic
    Meal 2
    Culvers
    Meal 3
    4 Drinks
    Meal 4
    McDonalds

    Notes: Yup... yup.

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    2/6/11 Chest (Light day)

    BB Bench
    135x10
    185x5 (Felt heavy? heh)
    205x2 (Stopped way early, felt like an off day? Probably from the alcohol..)

    Incline DB Bench
    40x12
    50x12
    60x12
    70x10 (Video below)

    Incline Seated Cable Flies
    12.5x12
    12.5x12
    12.5x12

    Smith Machine Inc Bench
    105x10
    105x10
    105x10


    Notes: Have hit 185x10 BB Bench recently pretty comfortably with my knees up, not sure why 185 with my feet down felt so crappy. Guess I'm not used to it anymore or something. 70lb Inc DB Press was heaviest I've gone in 3 months since I started training slower reps/higher volume/lighter weight, but I decided to mess around today. Surprisingly felt pretty light, even with that crap background music... will probs try 80's or 85s next week.

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    This is Carl Sievert, the 2010 Overall Novice Winner of the Mr. Minnesota competition. This is likely the kind of guys you are going to be posing off with in 2012. This is who you have to beat.


    Get your diet and training back on track. Either slay the puss you want or distract yourself with other puss. Train earlier or later in the day if it's easier for your schedule, or look at less time-consuming programs if your sessions take too long. You can get the same results with a more condensed program. No excuses. Behemoth works 8-10 hour days doing carpentry work in the summer and then goes in for 10-12 sets of heavy lunges and squats afterwards. F=MA works a 10 hour shift at his accounting job and wakes up at 4 in the morning to prep his food for the day and train. Get this $hit done, man.


    Not trying to be a d!ck, but you sound like you need someone/something to get you motivated again. Think about what those people you told about your goals/training will think about you if you keep slacking. I really, really want to see what you can do in 2012. The bodybuilding journals are few and far between, so I'd like to keep as many of you guys around as I can.

    In May of 2012, I plan on competing in Mr. Natural Minnesota. I will give it ALL i have, so I can not fail. I will not fail. This is the path I have chosen. Welcome to the beginning of my journey, and I hope to see you on the other side!

    ^^What happened to that guy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post


    This is Carl Sievert, the 2010 Overall Novice Winner of the Mr. Minnesota competition. This is likely the kind of guys you are going to be posing off with in 2012. This is who you have to beat.
    Good conditioning but laugh. Those legs couldn't squat 225x8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Good conditioning but laugh. Those legs couldn't squat 225x8.
    I know, I thought the same thing before posting that up there.

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