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Old 05-14-2010, 10:41 AM   #641
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5/14

Press: 45 x 2 x 8, 85 x 6, 110 x3, 125 x 3, 140 x 7, 155 x 3, missed 170
DB Press: 45 x 4 x 10
Bent Lat Raise: 20 x 3 x 10, 15 x 10
Front Raise: 25 x 4 x 10
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Trying for new maxes really boosts confidence for me, I know I can get 170 just need to be fresher for it. I may or may not try this again next week but it's fun to see where I am standing. I'm really curious to find where my squat may be at now.

Recap of 2010 Goals:

Short Term ( 6 months):
- BW 175 (Done)
- Squat 350
- Deadlift 400 (done)
- Press 175
- Bench 225

Long Term (12+ months)
- Squat 400
- Deadlift 500
- Bench 300
- Press 200
- Snatch 200
- Clean&Jerk 250

Other:
- Be more stress free
- Reduce/Prevent Injuries
- Find a better job

Weight is down though, hovering around 167 - 170 throughout the day

Other things that have really boosted my confidence lately:
- People who thought I was a lil on the tiny side think im huge all of a sudden, this one girl I have not seen in forever saw me the other day and almost didn't recognize. She says it was pretty intimidating.
- I may not be "70's" big as being 185+ lbs may be very hard to do but I am definitely starting to get "70's" strong I guess
- Being a short dude who can only fit into large shirts now rocks
- I have a very hard time fitting pants past my thighs cuz my legs have gotten pretty big, this kind of actually sucks more than is a good thing in a way as I've only managed to find one pair of jeans that will fit
- The now removed appendix seems to have made a huge difference in my ability to tolerate food and recover.

Things are pretty good right now.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:33 PM   #642
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5/13

I wish I had a video of the massive PR I hit today but I had plenty of witnesses and maybe next week if I try it again I'll see if I can get someone to record it.

Deadlift: 135 x 6, 185 x 6, 225 x 5, 260 x 3, 295 x 3, 335 x 6, 405 x 3!!
BB Row: 135 x 3 x 8
T-Bar: 115 x 3 x 8
Pulldowns: 135 x 3 x 8

wanted to really challenge myself cause I've been trying to hit 405 every couple of weeks for a rep, finally hit it today for not 1 but 3 reps! Awesome feeling, I think I had no choice but to hit it since everyone was watching me to see if I would get the lift.

The amazing thing is I did this on less calories.
Kevin that is awesome! I struggled to get 1 rep at 405 and you pull a triple. Congratulations.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:03 PM   #643
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5/14

Press: 45 x 2 x 8, 85 x 6, 110 x3, 125 x 3, 140 x 7, 155 x 3, missed 170
DB Press: 45 x 4 x 10
Bent Lat Raise: 20 x 3 x 10, 15 x 10
Front Raise: 25 x 4 x 10
Arms

Trying for new maxes really boosts confidence for me, I know I can get 170 just need to be fresher for it. I may or may not try this again next week but it's fun to see where I am standing. I'm really curious to find where my squat may be at now.

Recap of 2010 Goals:

Short Term ( 6 months):
- BW 175 (Done)
- Squat 350
- Deadlift 400 (done)
- Press 175
- Bench 225

Long Term (12+ months)
- Squat 400
- Deadlift 500
- Bench 300
- Press 200
- Snatch 200
- Clean&Jerk 250

Other:
- Be more stress free
- Reduce/Prevent Injuries
- Find a better job

Weight is down though, hovering around 167 - 170 throughout the day

Other things that have really boosted my confidence lately:
- People who thought I was a lil on the tiny side think im huge all of a sudden, this one girl I have not seen in forever saw me the other day and almost didn't recognize. She says it was pretty intimidating.
- I may not be "70's" big as being 185+ lbs may be very hard to do but I am definitely starting to get "70's" strong I guess
- Being a short dude who can only fit into large shirts now rocks
- I have a very hard time fitting pants past my thighs cuz my legs have gotten pretty big, this kind of actually sucks more than is a good thing in a way as I've only managed to find one pair of jeans that will fit
- The now removed appendix seems to have made a huge difference in my ability to tolerate food and recover.

Things are pretty good right now.
Nice progress and focus to reach some goals. I'm guessing with a couple tweaks and a few weeks time and you'll blast by everything but the weight since it sounds like you're leaning out a bit.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:55 PM   #644
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Yea I agree. I guess im ok about the weight, not really a big deal in the long run anyways as consistent strength training will increase my weight over time anyways, Im pretty sure I'm likely gonna hover around where im at now anyways and thats a pretty good weight.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #645
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5/17

Squat: 45 x 2 x 8, 155 x 6, 185 x 3, 220 x 5, 245 x 3, 275 x 3
Lunge: 45 x 3 x 10
Good Mornings: 110 x 3 x 10
Calfs and ABs

today sucked, well the squats did at least. I know why of course since I experimented ( not gonna say screwed) with the other program. Deload week is coming up anyways and I need one. I think thats all I really need anyways is some rest and I can increase the squat a little bit for next cycle.

Diet wise man oh man I've leaned out quick as far as getting a lot of the gut to reduce in size i've shaved 2.5 inches off my waist already no doubt some muscle loss and water loss was down to 166-167 this morning but I still feel "big" if that makes any sense. I've been VERY strict with my diet, 16 hour fasts + practically paleo, pretty much all carbs from fruits and veggies and LOTS of meat at least 7- 10 oz per meal. Still trying to play around with fat as I don't like nuts and seeds much and instead rely on pouring some olive oil on my veggies and meat. I'm gonna play around with coconut milk next.

Here is how my diet is laid out right now:
- 16 hours fasts with lots of water or tea and espresso shots and BCAA's ( 10 - 20g) throughout the fast
- Some times I train on an empty stomach or sometimes depending on feel I have a pre workout meal to break the fast
- Lots of lean meats with each meal about 8 - 10 ounces per meal sometimes more
- All carbs have been mostly from fruits and veggies maybe more on the fruits since I have a tough time with veggies
- Fat comes mostly from whats in the meat and olive oil over the veggies, I also bask the meat in olive oil usually
- I stopped using any cooking sauces so I'm getting practically no sugar other than whats in the fruits save from some splenda in the espresso shots but even that is small in amount
- I have not been counting calories or keeping track of carbs and fat except for protein as I know carbs will be low if I stick to fruits and veggies and everything tends to balance itself out but If I want to see single digits I'll prob have to get stricter and I'll experiment with this over summer.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:46 PM   #646
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Thats an awesome diet...I wish I could do it. My wife and kids make it tough...haha Too many snacks around!
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:21 PM   #647
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Yea I think the toughest part is eating enough vegetables as I simply can't stomach them that well so I stick to salads a lot.

5/18

Bench: 45 x 2 x 8, 105 x 8, 135 x 6, 155 x 5, 175 x 3, 195 x 7
Incline DB: 50 x 9, 9, 8
Dips: 50 x 9, 8, 45 x 7
Tri Pushdown: 105 x 3 x 10

Did 15 minutes of intervals afterwards. Need to move my cardio several hours before workout in a fasted state.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #648
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5/20

not so great workout today, went to the other sports club gym and could not adjsut to the equipment. The bars are much thicker and the weights are really awkwardly shaped, on top of that I wasn't feeling real great had a lot to drink last night cause a Marine buddy came to town but dam i love seasoned french fries and pulled pork sandwiches.

DL: 280 x 5, 315 x 3, 350 x 1
Chins: 45 x 10 x 3
DB Row: 80 x 19/22
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:33 AM   #649
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It must be the week for that... Vegas was really hard on me. Do you think any of the struggle you had with the squats was related to your diet change? I have been eating basically the exact same as you for the last 10 days and I have struggled a little harder at the heavier weights. I did drop 10 lb's in a week though.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:18 AM   #650
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It must be the week for that... Vegas was really hard on me. Do you think any of the struggle you had with the squats was related to your diet change? I have been eating basically the exact same as you for the last 10 days and I have struggled a little harder at the heavier weights. I did drop 10 lb's in a week though.
I think it might be, the last few days especially I've felt a lot more sluggish.
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