Progression and persistence

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by ITW View Post
    Giving me some great motivation. Good thread my man
    Greatly appreciated. Lack of updates due to house projects/work. It keeps me motivated to have this thread.

    It turns out moving 20tons of sand, brick, and limestone is a good work out.... #runningwiththewheelbarrel
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  2. Manual labor is no joke!
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  3. Been a while since I had a good update. This is from last thursdays work out.

    weight 172.

    Power snatches PR!!! 195


    Summer is almost over, I dont gain fat easily so I will most likley start to add calories slowly. My overall goal is to stay same bf% and get to 190. I was there before I got injured and I am hoping muscle memory help! My training has kept my strength very respectable to where I was even 200+ Now that I go to my new gym, The only problem is affording the food it takes for me to gain clean weight...

  4. Nice!! I've been thinking about starting some oly lifts they just look so fun

  5. Quote Originally Posted by ITW View Post
    Nice!! I've been thinking about starting some oly lifts they just look so fun
    Oh they are. Nothing feels more powerful than heavy oly lifts. And most people in the gym can't do them.

    The benefits that I find transfer to my other areas of training/fittness is unmatched. Explosive power, endurance, stamina, and coordination.
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  6. Updated pics.
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  7. Honestly don't know how you could improve where you're at haha

  8. Bigger, faster, and stronger! Appreciate the support my friend!

  9. Looking diesel man. Great progress so far, but keep on the grind.

    O and Oly Lifts are definitely legit.

  10. Thanks! I weight about the same as when I started working out 8-9 years ago...

    I bulked for the first years but not to dirty, then dirty bulked. That put me at around 210. Then I cut to around 180ish. I stopped yoyo dieting and now I try to make slow consistent quality progress. Staying fairly lean. Cutting 30lbs sucked. It took 6-7 months of hard dieting. I would rather just avoid that situation. Oh and lost TONS of strength-size in the process...

  11. New DL PR today 365+ 2" wide bands on each side

    No idea how much those resist, but I failed every past attempt at it.

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  13. First of all I'm not even on page two but damn congrats u are beautiful lol no homoeroticism there keep it up, I am trying for lean and strong too and just started a log/run and am gonna Try to adopt some of your training/dieting methods. So I'll be on this thread often.

  14. ^ yupp he's got the best of both worlds right now. Strong but also cut as hell. A great balance of the two is my ultimate goal as well

  15. Finished reading, keep the log up, they are self motivating, and make you want to be stronger and leaner

  16. Cardio is huge on abs too, and you do huge cardio 5k isn't something anybody on here can proudly say they do as their cardio session

  17. Kickin ass man!

    That's why I dig AM - wanna learn about getting shredded - there's some prime examples around here

  18. Appreciate the support! I will always answer any questions, and be happy to do so.

    IMO typical body building is out dated (especially for us natty guys). I dislike low carb diets, do whole body work outs, and listen to my body. I have trained with plenty "unnaturals" I respect every ones decision as long as mine is respected as well. I am much smaller than SOME OF THEM, but almost as strong, and pound per pound I am much stronger. Work ethic goes a long way. But in all fairness I am miles behind many, I just want to see what I can get my body to accomplish.

    5k is only like 3.5miles. Personally good music, loud in the head phones, and a special herbal medication make a 5k pass like an... Herbal medication.

  19. That's awesome I have that herbal medication too that's how I've been able to get myself to an easy mile... Well not because of it but because of going to the gym afterwards and just focusing and pounding it out and then treadmill afterwards, 3 months ago I couldn't run a straight mile but now I can kill it

  20. First post, saw this thread first and I'm really impressed .. The amount you can lift for that size is amazing keep it up!
    Questions on your cardio.. How often do you do the 5K? Do you believe in losing muscle from cardio?

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Prraimm View Post
    First post, saw this thread first and I'm really impressed .. The amount you can lift for that size is amazing keep it up!
    Questions on your cardio.. How often do you do the 5K? Do you believe in losing muscle from cardio?
    I run a lot. Not so much recently. I like to run at night and when it's cold much more. Even fast paced walks (i got dogs) I just hate when its hoy and sticky I don't think under 30 mins of running will burn to much muscle.

    I was much bigger. I was stronger then. I basically bulked for around 5 years slowly then cut for a year and have trying to basically just slowly improve as much as I can. Strength has a lot to do with tendon strength, explosive power, and your CNS. Size isn't always relevant to strength. There will not be a 140lb person benching 600. There obviously Is some relevancy.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by MM11

    I run a lot. Not so much recently. I like to run at night and when it's cold much more. Even fast paced walks (i got dogs) I just hate when its hoy and sticky I don't think under 30 mins of running will burn to much muscle.

    I was much bigger. I was stronger then. I basically bulked for around 5 years slowly then cut for a year and have trying to basically just slowly improve as much as I can. Strength has a lot to do with tendon strength, explosive power, and your CNS. Size isn't always relevant to strength. There will not be a 140lb person benching 600. There obviously Is some relevancy.
    I blow at running but I'm an amazing swimmer. All state in high school. Swam in college til I got hurt and said **** it. So I do that for cardio. Crazy full body workout.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by ITW View Post
    I blow at running but I'm an amazing swimmer. All state in high school. Swam in college til I got hurt and said **** it. So I do that for cardio. Crazy full body workout.
    I agree swimming is wonderful. Running is just something that it's benefits are countless. Especially if in sports.

  24. Good **** on the snatches. I just started adding them in. Not sure if I'm going to do a deadlift/snatch day.

    It killed my left shoulder ( old high school injury). Not on the way up but on the way down. And my shoulder flexibility is horrible.

  25. Today I weighed 171 again.. And It was a very bad day. I should note that I have been working crazy hours, and a golf outing 2 days ago which after led to excessive drinking didnt help. My diet has been Ehh, and sleep has been little.

    Epic failure today, the best part of today was the awesome shirt I had on...

    Got 115 but when I had some one film me I couldnt repeat the set. I was not happy...



    Failed again...


    Then Bench...

    Worked up to 315. Hit a very clean double, then a easy clean single. Something about giving up my spotter mentally ****ed me for this set. Knowing that this set was on camera may not have helped as well..... VERY DIRTY REP i know i know....

    Edit: video in later post

    Its days like today that fuel me to really bust ass... Motivation. Watching these videos hurts.
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