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  1. Day 17: Rest!

    Good news: FINALLY a good nights sleep. I have no idea what the hell was going on but it felt good getting up this morning. Still feeling solid to the touch.

    Bad news: My joints are killing me. Shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knuckles.

    I've been looking back at my logs and how much weight I've been moving. I've also been checking out other PP/FR logs to see if anyone else has come across this issue. I don't think it's any of the products. My current thinking is that I ramped myself up the past two weeks and pushed harder than I should have and am now feeling the consequences of my over anxiousness. One of those issues, I guess, about getting older; you just don't bounce back the way you used to.

    I think the next week or two I'll be looking to handle something more moderate for 12-15 reps and then start pushing myself again. I may take an extra day off as well to let these old bones have a little extra rest. Joint Fixx should arrive this week and will add that to the arsenal. The nice part is I still have 5 weeks ahead of me to continue to make some serious summer progress. Looking forward to it.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.


  2. Hopefully the joint fixx helps you out. Joint pain on cycle sucks.
    Just inject.
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  3. Wow how did I miss this...? Good luck with your run bud, I'll be following along


  4. Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Wow how did I miss this...? Good luck with your run bud, I'll be following along
    Thanks boss. Good to have you aboard. And I owe you another thanks for the discount codes.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  5. In man. I just got caught up on the thread, looking good so far.
    I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.
    OG AVENGER
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  6. Day 18: Chest/Tri's - Light weight. Literally light weight...

    Smith Machine Incline Bench Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps

    Smith Machine Bench Press:
    135 lb x 10 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps

    Decline Barbell Bench Press:
    90 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps
    *Hammer Strength Machine

    Cable Crossover:
    40 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 10 reps

    Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment:
    50 lb x 12 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps

    Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps

    Triceps Pushdown - V-Bar Attachment:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell 1-Arm Triceps Extension:
    40 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.3 mi

    Notes:
    *Keeping things light this week and that is a huge challenge for me. Joints are still creaky. I'll ramp things back up next week if all goes well.
    **I'm starting to think I have a summer bug. I feel like crap, tired, my apatite has diminished immensely, and my stomach does circles all day long. Other than that, I'm having one hell of a fun summer with this stack and running around with my daughter.
    ***Taking Thursday off for some evening family fun. I hope it helps the joints a bit more.
    ****Vascularity is still increasing. Pumps tonight were great, even with the light weight, and I'm starting to see some changes physically - in my calves of all places.
    Last edited by Colbicide; 06-26-2012 at 12:57 AM. Reason: Formatting.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by CaptHowdy5150 View Post
    In man. I just got caught up on the thread, looking good so far.
    Thanks! And happy to have you aboard. Oh, and thanks again for the Joint Fixx recommendation. Really hope it gets here ASAP!
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Thanks! And happy to have you aboard. Oh, and thanks again for the Joint Fixx recommendation. Really hope it gets here ASAP!
    No worries man. Joint Fixx is legit. I have another bottle of it on the way.
    I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.
    OG AVENGER

  9. Day 19: Back/Bi's (Sucks feeling old)

    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps

    Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps

    Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps

    Seated Cable Row:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    *Wide Grip

    EZ-Bar Curl:
    50 lb x 12 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps

    Preacher Curl:
    50 lb x 10 reps
    50 lb x 10 reps
    50 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
    25 lb x 10 reps
    25 lb x 10 reps
    25 lb x 10 reps

    Triceps Pushdown - V-Bar Attachment:
    50 lb x 20 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.3 mi

    Notes:
    *Good pump but it's hard not to go heavy.
    **Joints, appetite, and stomach are all the suck. I know I am not getting the calories nor the macros I need. Just wish this **** would go away.
    ***Good news is that my back is nearly pain free again. Feels really good to actually walk without pain and not feel like I am lumbering around!

    I may need to re-evaluate my goals at the end of next week. This started off as a summer bulk due to the down time I have for 10 weeks. If the joints and appetite do not recover by the end of week 4, I'll start to refocus and make this a full recomp which wouldn't be such a bad thing.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    I may need to re-evaluate my goals at the end of next week. This started off as a summer bulk due to the down time I have for 10 weeks. If the joints and appetite do not recover by the end of week 4, I'll start to refocus and make this a full recomp which wouldn't be such a bad thing.
    Interested to see the path you choose.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Interested to see the path you choose.
    Yes, so will I. Either way I am determined to finish this up and have a good time with it even with all the physical crap I seem to be going through.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  12. Day 20: Quads/Ham's/Calves - I'm really starting to hate this week.

    Leg Press:
    400 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    400 lb x 20 reps
    400 lb x 20 reps
    400 lb x 20 reps

    Leg Extensions:
    50 lb x 12 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps

    Seated Leg Curl:
    20 lb x 12 reps
    20 lb x 12 reps
    20 lb x 12 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:45:00 || 9 mi

    Notes:
    Another crappy day and another round of light weight. When this started off with a bang I was dead set on pushing it. This past week is really starting to wear on me. I don't like the summer flu, I don't like feeling old, I don't like having to second guess my summer goals. Hopefully something will turn around here soon and get me back into the right stage of mind as well as make my body feel good again.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  13. Colbi, just think of it has an unplanned deload .. next week you will come back fresher, less sore and motivated to absolutely kill it in the gym!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Colbi, just think of it has an unplanned deload .. next week you will come back fresher, less sore and motivated to absolutely kill it in the gym!
    Thanks for the laugh Was. It just totally put me into another frame of mind.

    Got my Joint Fixx today, popped 2 this AM and hoping for some relief sometime next week.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  15. Keep your thoughts positive bud


  16. Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Keep your thoughts positive bud
    Trying to. Since I can't challege myself in the way of strength, I've decided to add 15 min more to my cardio. I am thankful that the Drive has helped me blast through something I hate.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  17. Day 21: Shoulders/Traps

    Seated Barbell Shoulder Press:
    45 lb x 10 reps
    45 lb x 10 reps
    45 lb x 10 reps

    Upright Barbell Row:
    25 lb x 12 reps
    25 lb x 12 reps
    25 lb x 12 reps

    Front Dumbbell Raise:
    15 lb x 10 reps
    15 lb x 10 reps
    15 lb x 10 reps

    Seated Side Lateral Raise:
    10 lb x 10 reps
    10 lb x 10 reps
    10 lb x 10 reps

    Reverse Flyes:
    20 lb x 12 reps
    20 lb x 12 reps
    20 lb x 12 reps

    Dumbbell Shrug:
    35 lb x 10 reps
    35 lb x 10 reps
    35 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:45:00 || 8.6 mi

    Notes:
    *First day I've felt and looked deflated.
    **Got my Joint Fixx and crossing my fingers it kicks in sooner rather than later.
    ***Continuing to ramp up the cardio and I thank the Drive that I don't care that I do. It's a challenge at least.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  18. Thursday , June 28th - 343 lbs. (-3 lbs. Not bad for not wanting to and not being able to eat the way I want to.)

    Week 3 Reflection:

    Strength: Can’t say much. Took the week to go light due to aches and pains. Hoping to see some more gains here in the next week as I look to start pushing it again. As Wasme put it, I decided to take an unscheduled deload and will be trying to kill it again next week.

    Recovery: Since I went light this week, recovery has been really good when talking muscles. It’s too bad the joints won’t cooperate!

    Pump/Vascularity: Pumps continue to be really solid. Vascularity is still increasing.

    Mood/Aggression: Feeling laid back, even though I’ve felt like crap. Aggression is on the rise. My fuse has started to get a lot shorter.

    Energy/Focus: Once I get to the gym it’s on. Feeling crappy all day but once there is something else to focus on, it’s been very good. Don’t think I have actually bitched to myself in two weeks about doing cardio either, that is a huge plus! I’ve even added an additional 15 minutes of cardio and will continue with that for the remainder of this cycle.

    Noticeable Changes in Appearance: Vascularity has increased even more for shoulders and pecs. Calves are starting to look a little more chiseled for a fat guy. Traps have a 24 hour pump look to them. Feeling even harder/solid which I am starting to enjoy.

    Libido: Took a bit of a dive this week. Not sure if it’s the stack or if it’s the crap I’m dealing with.

    Odds ‘N’ Ends: Really disappointed this week since it’s been a huge downer in comparison to the first two weeks. Appetite has had its’ ass kicked by this crap I am fighting. Struggling to eat, though when I do, I start to feel much better. I wish that feeling of goodness would stick around. Started living on tums which seems to help a bit. The joints are still giving me a lot of pain. I am a very frustrated giant not being able to even work towards my goals that I started out with three weeks ago. As posted earlier, if things do not move in the right direction during this fourth week, I will be re-evaluating my goals for the remainder of this run. Next week’s sessions will be a bit modified due to the 4th of July being in the middle of the week.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  19. Stupid double posts...
    Last edited by Colbicide; 06-29-2012 at 12:38 AM. Reason: I hate lag...
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Strength: Can’t say much. Took the week to go light due to aches and pains. Hoping to see some more gains here in the next week as I look to start pushing it again. As Wasme put it, I decided to take an unscheduled deload and will be trying to kill it again next week.
    And you will my friend!

    As usual enjoy reading your weekly reflection..

  21. just saw this log. im following
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    just saw this log. im following
    Glad to have you along R1. My daughter just saw your avatar and lost her mind. "Papa it's a red RC!" (Been watching way too much Transformers this summer).
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  23. hahahah! gotta love kids. how old is she?
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    hahahah! gotta love kids. how old is she?
    3 going on 18... Or so it feels these days.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  25. Day 22: Arms

    Seated Triceps Press:
    50 lb x 15 reps
    50 lb x 15 reps
    50 lb x 15 reps

    EZ-Bar Curl:
    35 lb x 12 reps
    35 lb x 12 reps
    35 lb x 12 reps

    Triceps Push down V-bar:
    100 lb x 15 reps
    100 lb x 15 reps
    100 lb x 15 reps

    Preacher Curl:
    30 lb x 12 reps
    30 lb x 12 reps
    30 lb x 12 reps

    Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension:
    60 lb x 15 reps
    60 lb x 15 reps
    60 lb x 15 reps

    Hammer Dumbbell Curl:
    20 lb x 12 reps
    20 lb x 12 reps
    20 lb x 12 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:45:00 || 8.6 mi

    Notes:
    *Sorry for the very late update. The Secret World opened today and I needed a gaming fix.
    **Joints still hurt, kept things light again.
    ***Still feeling like crap. Appetite is nil.
    ****With the 4th of July upon us, W.O.'s this week will not be on my regular schedule. I am also going to decrease this week and try to hit just one body part each day in order to help the joints. S-chest, M-back/traps, T-Legs, W-off, Th-off, Friday-shoulders/traps,Sat-arms/calves. I hope this gives my aches and pains a little more rest time. Will be trying to move past the pain this week so I'm hoping to jump on the PR train again and get my progress back up to speed.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.
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