A New Breed of Beast

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  1. Thanks, Christine. I want to make some drastic improvement before the Clash. I know it's not much time, but I will have improved legs, delts, and conditioning. Heck I'm going to have to it looks like Marc's going to be a middleweight and he's a monster.

    Wednesday is cardio day on my new routine. I warmed up on the recumbant bike for 5 mins and then did 15 30 sec HIIT sprints. These were blissful torture as usual, but different. I think the Beta-Alanine is really helping here. I was able to sprint a t a higher speed for a longer amount of time during each interval. I followed this with 15 mis on the treadmill at a lower incline than usual due to my legs being TIGHT from the HIIT.

    The next part is not from my program, but I've got an obsession with training abs.

    Cable
    crunches
    100x30
    100x10

    Oblique Crunches
    100 (50 each side)

    Seated Twists
    30x200 (100 each side)

    Thursday is upper body day with higher reps. Gonna get some Cannon Ball Delts!!!


  2. Todays workout was great. My lats are already sore. VasoXplode was great while dieting, but now that I'm using it with some full glycogen stores, it is amazing. I'm continuing to pose between sets, because you can never be to good at posing, and also that extra squeeze is just another isometric exercise that many of the golden agers believed help bring out separation. Today's pump made me look like a FREAK. The new goal for the Clash is to look as full as I did today with better conditioning and dryer than the Show-Me's.

    Incline DB Press Close Parallel Grip Lat Pulldowns
    45x12 warmup / 130x10 warmup
    60x10 / 150x10
    70x10 / 160x10
    70x10 / 170x10

    Flat DB Bench Medium Parallel Grip Seated Row
    40x10 warm up / 150x10 warmup
    70x10 / 190x10
    70x9.5 / 190x10
    70x9 / 190x10
    I reall liked the medium grip as it hit all of my back equally. Inner/outer/upper/lower. Felt great.

    Seated DB Shoulder Press Seated DB Shrugs
    45x10 / 90x10
    50x10 / 90x10
    50x10 / 90x10
    I chose to do the seated shrugs, because I get a better stretch and it is impossible to cheat.

    DB Side Laterals
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10
    I took the rest times down on these and went for the pump and burn.

    1 Arm Cable Laterals
    40x10 cable behind back
    40x10 cable in front
    40x10 cable behind back
    Again, rests were short. These are rapidly becoming one of my favorite movements. They KILL my medial delts and give me a SICK PUMP. It may take a while, but I'd like to have the mythical 2 to 1 shoulder to waist ratio. I know that my collar bones are pretty narrow, so its all about building these delts.

    My ending strength goals for this workout:
    Incline DB Press 85x10
    Flat DB Press 80x10
    Lat Pulldowns 190x10
    Seated Row 205x10
    Seated DB Press 60x10
    Seated Shrugs 100x10

    Laterals and 1 arm cable laterals are form exercises. I hope to advance the weight, but perfecting the form is key

    After lifting I took 3 Dialene4 waited 10 minutes and di 30 mins of treadmill 21% incline speed 35.-4.2 Sweat like a monsoon.
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  3. here's yesterday's workout:

    Feet Together Hack Squat Standing Calf Raise
    2 plates+25x10 / 135x10
    2 plates+35x10 / 135x10
    3 platesx10 / 135x10
    It has been awhile since I've done hack squats and I misjudged the weight today. I will go heavier next time. I chose to do them with my feet together to focus on my outer sweep.

    Leg Press Leg Press Calf Raise
    550x10 / 450x10
    550x10 / 495x10
    550x10 / 495x10
    While leg pressing I began to notice my left leg pushing more of the load than the right. If this continues next week, I will change to a single leg press.

    Leg Extentions Leg Curl
    180x10 / 110x12
    185x12 / 110x12
    185x12 / 110x12

    Skull Crushers Db Curls
    65x10 / 40x10
    65x10 / 40x10
    65x10 / 40x10

    Leg Raises Incline Crunches
    20x10 / 25 12
    20x12 / 35x12
    20x12 / 35x12

    Then it was some D4 and 20 mins on the treadmill 21% incline speed 3.5-4.2

    One thing that I've noticed over the past few week, is that the delivery guys for the companies that supply the Diner have HUGE calves. I'm pretty sure it's from the many times a day they push product up and down the ramps of their trucks. I need to find a way to duplicate that on the treadmill, or by some other means, because everyone of these guys has HUGE calves.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by BillFinkbiner View Post
    here's yesterday's workout:

    Feet Together Hack Squat Standing Calf Raise
    2 plates+25x10 / 135x10
    2 plates+35x10 / 135x10
    3 platesx10 / 135x10
    It has been awhile since I've done hack squats and I misjudged the weight today. I will go heavier next time. I chose to do them with my feet together to focus on my outer sweep.

    Leg Press Leg Press Calf Raise
    550x10 / 450x10
    550x10 / 495x10
    550x10 / 495x10
    While leg pressing I began to notice my left leg pushing more of the load than the right. If this continues next week, I will change to a single leg press.

    Leg Extentions Leg Curl
    180x10 / 110x12
    185x12 / 110x12
    185x12 / 110x12

    Skull Crushers Db Curls
    65x10 / 40x10
    65x10 / 40x10
    65x10 / 40x10

    Leg Raises Incline Crunches
    20x10 / 25 12
    20x12 / 35x12
    20x12 / 35x12

    Then it was some D4 and 20 mins on the treadmill 21% incline speed 3.5-4.2

    One thing that I've noticed over the past few week, is that the delivery guys for the companies that supply the Diner have HUGE calves. I'm pretty sure it's from the many times a day they push product up and down the ramps of their trucks. I need to find a way to duplicate that on the treadmill, or by some other means, because everyone of these guys has HUGE calves.
    or it could be his genetics haha. try just all out blasting your calves one day and then give them time to revover. something ive done in the past is like. 10 sets of 20 standing calf raises and then leg press claf raises for like 8 reps with a very heavy load

  5. Quote Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post
    or it could be his genetics haha. try just all out blasting your calves one day and then give them time to revover. something ive done in the past is like. 10 sets of 20 standing calf raises and then leg press claf raises for like 8 reps with a very heavy load
    Could you try these sled drags there are some good pictures at the bottom of this article. Its something you could do at home.http://www.bayareapowerclub.com/Arti...into_shape.htm
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by BillFinkbiner View Post
    here's yesterday's workout:

    Feet Together Hack Squat Standing Calf Raise
    2 plates+25x10 / 135x10
    2 plates+35x10 / 135x10
    3 platesx10 / 135x10
    It has been awhile since I've done hack squats and I misjudged the weight today. I will go heavier next time. I chose to do them with my feet together to focus on my outer sweep.

    Leg Press Leg Press Calf Raise
    550x10 / 450x10
    550x10 / 495x10
    550x10 / 495x10
    While leg pressing I began to notice my left leg pushing more of the load than the right. If this continues next week, I will change to a single leg press.

    Leg Extentions Leg Curl
    180x10 / 110x12
    185x12 / 110x12
    185x12 / 110x12

    Skull Crushers Db Curls
    65x10 / 40x10
    65x10 / 40x10
    65x10 / 40x10

    Leg Raises Incline Crunches
    20x10 / 25 12
    20x12 / 35x12
    20x12 / 35x12

    Then it was some D4 and 20 mins on the treadmill 21% incline speed 3.5-4.2

    One thing that I've noticed over the past few week, is that the delivery guys for the companies that supply the Diner have HUGE calves. I'm pretty sure it's from the many times a day they push product up and down the ramps of their trucks. I need to find a way to duplicate that on the treadmill, or by some other means, because everyone of these guys has HUGE calves.
    I have been thinking of what to add to this thread that would be of value, and I got it. Check it out:

    YEAH BUDDY!

    ....there, I made a contribution...

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Scivation View Post
    I have been thinking of what to add to this thread that would be of value, and I got it. Check it out:

    YEAH BUDDY!

    ....there, I made a contribution...
    You've already contributed more to this thread than you will ever know.


  8. Alright, here's this week's stats update.

    Weight 180.5
    BF% 6.1

    I havr no idea what last week's BF% was, because it was my off week.

    Here's this week's pics





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  11. Here's Monday's workout. I was a bit leery going into today as my abdominal/groin thing was hurting while I was working this weekend. I'm still waiting on my insurance card so that I can go to a sports med Dr. to get it checked out. The good thing is it didn't hurt at all while training today.

    BB Bench BO Row
    135x10 warm up / 135x9 warm up
    200x5 / 235x5
    205x5 / 235x5
    210x5 / 235x5
    Bench is improving well. Next week I'll start at 210 and move up to 220.

    BB Military Press BB Shrugs
    135x4 / 275x5
    135x4 / 275x5
    135x4 / 275x5
    Military Presses are an excellent full upper body movement. I even felt these in my spinal erectors.

    DB Laterals
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10
    I was short on time today, so I took very little rest between sets. Next week I'll go heavier, but if I'm not happy with the form I'll drop back down.

    1 Arm Cable Laterals (Had to use a different cable machine)
    30x10
    30x8
    30x8
    These were great. I kept the cable in front and on Thursday I'll do them with the cable behind.

    No time for cardio today. I'll make it up by walking my dog on Sunday as long as it isn't in the 90's with 85% humidity. She doesn't walk too far then. All in all I was really happy with today. My BO Rows might not progress as I thought. I don't want the form to get sloppy, that's why I didn't increase the weight today.

  12. Today's workout was FREAKIN AWESOME. I was wondering how it would go considering I had to get a food service Hep A vaccination right before it, as well as my lingering abdominal/groin problem. Happily neither were a factor today. Today was also my first day back on Fenotest and Anagen after two weeks off. I'm going to be using six of each a day for about 8 weeks, then I'll take a break again.

    Squats Seated Calf Raises
    135x5 warm up
    185x5 warm up
    225x5 / 180x5
    235x5 / 180x5
    245x5 PR / 190x5
    Squats went great today. I noticed on my first set that I could feel a slight warmth in my left lower abdominals. I decided that the belt I was using must have been placing the extra pressure down there, so i ditched the belt. The with the next two sets came to realize that the belt was more of a mental safety net for me. Going up 15 pounds on my squats this week has me feeling very good. I need more squat strength so I can add some serious mass.

    SLDL Standing Calf Raise
    275x5 / 135x5
    275x5 / 135x5
    285x5 / 145x5

    CG Bench BB Curl
    190x5 PR / 115x5 PR
    190x4 / 115x5
    190x3 pause x1 / 115x5

    I decided to not do the ab work today to see if it make a difference in how i feel while working tomorrow night. Propably the only part of my body I can get away with working less is my abs anyway.

    Then I did 30 mins on the treadmill. with a speed of 4. I started at -3% incline and went up to 30. I stayed at 30 for 5 minutes, the dropped back down to -3. Once it hit -3, then it was immediately up to 30 for 5 minutes. I kept this up for the 30 minutes and my calves were on fire.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by BillFinkbiner View Post
    Here's Monday's workout. I was a bit leery going into today as my abdominal/groin thing was hurting while I was working this weekend. I'm still waiting on my insurance card so that I can go to a sports med Dr. to get it checked out. The good thing is it didn't hurt at all while training today.

    BB Bench BO Row
    135x10 warm up / 135x9 warm up
    200x5 / 235x5
    205x5 / 235x5
    210x5 / 235x5
    Bench is improving well. Next week I'll start at 210 and move up to 220.

    BB Military Press BB Shrugs
    135x4 / 275x5
    135x4 / 275x5
    135x4 / 275x5
    Military Presses are an excellent full upper body movement. I even felt these in my spinal erectors.

    DB Laterals
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10
    I was short on time today, so I took very little rest between sets. Next week I'll go heavier, but if I'm not happy with the form I'll drop back down.

    1 Arm Cable Laterals (Had to use a different cable machine)
    30x10
    30x8
    30x8
    These were great. I kept the cable in front and on Thursday I'll do them with the cable behind.

    No time for cardio today. I'll make it up by walking my dog on Sunday as long as it isn't in the 90's with 85% humidity. She doesn't walk too far then. All in all I was really happy with today. My BO Rows might not progress as I thought. I don't want the form to get sloppy, that's why I didn't increase the weight today.
    I'm watching you....yeah buddy!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Scivation View Post
    I'm watching you....yeah buddy!
    That sound like Arnold talking to Lou before going onstage in Pumping Iron.

    I'm keeping an eye on you as well. Looks like we'll both be middleweights. SUPER SCIVATION SHREDDED middleweights. I've just got to pack some mass on these quads.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by BillFinkbiner View Post
    That sound like Arnold talking to Lou before going onstage in Pumping Iron.

    I'm keeping an eye on you as well. Looks like we'll both be middleweights. SUPER SCIVATION SHREDDED middleweights. I've just got to pack some mass on these quads.

    I need to etch in these glutes!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Scivation View Post
    I need to etch in these glutes!
    It will happen. Derek's got me doing 2 days of HIIT during this Lean Mass Gains program, and even though I'm up 10 pounds from the contest I have better definition in my glutes and can feel the striations. I do the HIIT on a recumbant bike.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by BillFinkbiner View Post
    It will happen. Derek's got me doing 2 days of HIIT during this Lean Mass Gains program, and even though I'm up 10 pounds from the contest I have better definition in my glutes and can feel the striations. I do the HIIT on a recumbant bike.
    Walking lunges are my ticket.

    I am already seeing a line across the middle! 15 weeks out!

  18. It all just kepps getting better and better. The more we can learn and impliment in both diet and training, the better the physiques get. It's great to be surrounded by good people

  19. Quote Originally Posted by BillFinkbiner View Post
    It all just kepps getting better and better. The more we can learn and impliment in both diet and training, the better the physiques get. It's great to be surrounded by good people
    Just wait until you crash at my place before the CLASH--Pillow FIGHT!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Scivation View Post
    Just wait until you crash at my place before the CLASH--Pillow FIGHT!
    Will that cout as last minut cardio?

  21. Here's Thursday's workout:
    Incline DB Press Close Parallel Grip Lat Pulldown
    40x11 warmup / 120x10 warmup
    75x10 PR / 160x10
    75x8 / 170x10
    75x7 / 175x10
    I have to admit that I am not much of a fan of using DB's for my chest pressing, which is exactly why I should be doing them. I have some balancing issues and a hard time keeping the weight moving in the same line for all the reps. I ddid get a HUGE pump from this first group of alternating sets.

    DB Bench Press Medium Parallel Grip Low Rows
    75x8 PR / 190x10
    75x7 / 190x10
    75x7 / 190x10

    Seated DB Shoulder Press Seated DB Shrugs
    50x10 / 90x10
    50x10 / 90x10
    50x10 / 90x10
    The seated shrugs were awesome. I went for an extreme stretch and got a full contraction.

    DB Laterals
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10
    Form was perfect on these. I honestly felt them a bit more in my traps than delts, but there was no swinging, and my elbows were only slightly bent.

    1 Arm Cable Laterals (cable behind back)
    30x10
    30x10
    30x9.5
    Great burn and pump. I am now in extra hardcore love with VasoCharge(Xplode) along with this Lean Mass Diet. The pump was skin bursting and my vascularity was sick. A pump like that is really motivational. It lets me see where my physique will be once I add some more lean mass and causes me to push even harder.

    No cardio today, had to make my massage appointment. As good a reason as any right? It will be made up on Sunday when I take my dog for our usual hour walk.

  22. So I weighed in this morning at 185.5. That is a huge increase from Sunday. I will do my official weekly weigh in then. I coud have just been holding a lot of water this morning.

    Here's today's workout. Hit it nice and hard. When I was done I was shocked at how little time it took.

    Hack Squat Standing Calf Raise
    sled(guess is 100lbs)x 10 / 45x10 warm up
    2 plates x10 / 45x10 warmup
    4 plates x7 / 135x10
    4 plates x10 / 135x10
    4 plates x10 / 135x10
    I didn't warm up quite enough hence the lower reps on the first working set.
    These definately felt good. I used a feet together stance. I felt it a lot in my hamstrings as well.

    Leg Press Leg Press Calf Extensions
    550x10 / 450x10
    550x10 / 450x10
    560x10 / 450x12
    Leg presses blasted my quads. I was able to more evenly distribute the work between both legs this week.

    Leg Extensions Leg Curls
    190x12 / 115x12
    190x12 / 115x12
    190x12 / 115x10

    Skull Crushers DB Curls
    65x10 / 35x10
    65x10 / 35x10
    65x10 / 35x10
    I was not happy with my form on DB curls last week, so this week I dropped down to 35 lbs and had great control and contractions. Speaking of form, when I do Skull Crushers, it's more like Jaw Crushers. I hang my head off the bench and lower the bar to my chin. I get more of a stretch this way.

    All in all a great day. I was pretty wiped by the time I got to arms. I finished up with 30 minutes on the treadmill. Nothing too intense, got some of the acid out of my legs and kept the sweat going.

  23. Great job Bill..I've been doing skull crushers for a few weeks and I'm getting a great tri workout!! Next on to your tilapia

  24. Here's this week's update.

    Last week's weight 180.5
    This week 183

    Last week's BF% 6.1
    This week 6.1%

    I think this week's BF reading might be a bit low, but I'll take it. Legs are looking better, and I'm definately getting thicker. But let's let the pics do the talking. I know I need a tan, and the posing isn't the best, but I just woke up.






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