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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Morning Update:

    Best sleep this entire cycle last night!!! I hope it lasts.

    Feeling better today. Energy is good. Focus is awesome. Appetite is so-so.

    No DOMS either from yesterday. To quote Satan,"I'm lovin' it"!

    Joints are touch and go. One minute they hurt, the next they feel great.

    Anywho, hoping to hit back late tonight if our family obligations get taken care of before 8 pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    I see the upturn happening... good to hear Colbi
    Thanks!
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    Day 25: Back/Traps

    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    250 lb x 10 reps

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

    Seated Cable Row:
    290 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    *That first set nearly killed me.

    One-Arm Dumbbell Row:
    55 lb x 10 reps

    Barbell Shrug:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 11.6 mi

    Notes:
    *PR's are in italics... It's really nice to be feeling good again.
    **Lots of energy and focus.
    ***Joints still creaky but manageable.
    ****Appetite is still shot. Tried to eat a large lunch and actually got sick. No afternoon snack and ate only about 1/2 my dinner.
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    Jealous of the sleep. I have been having a rough time with it lately, and I have a cycle coming up with trenavar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Jealous of the sleep. I have been having a rough time with it lately, and I have a cycle coming up with trenavar
    Good luck HTS. Not being able to get a good nights sleep or a good nap has got to be one of the worst things. But 3 weeks in and things are starting to settle down, I'm getting into a grove, and the Drive and I are starting to see eye to eye. Hopefully you'll be able to adjust faster than I with you trenavar cycle. I'm hoping that the additional good sleep will prove to be extra beneficial the next 4 weeks and provide some additional gains.
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    Day 26: Quads/Hams/Calves

    Leg Press:
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    800 lb x 3 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 20 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps

    Rocking Standing Calf Raise:
    240 lb x 20 reps
    Nice, slow, and full stretch.

    Seated Leg Curl:
    40 lb x 20 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Leg Extensions:
    70 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    120 lb x 10 reps
    160 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes:
    *No more fish for pre W.O. meal Nearly hurled my guts on leg presses.
    **Knees still give me fits. Will substitute squats with more sets of leg presses and higher weight for leg extensions.
    ***Appetite is still missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    *No more fish for pre W.O. meal Nearly hurled my guts on leg presses..
    Scary thought .... comical, but scary.

    Numbers back up I see! Nice job Colbi!

    I know you ordered some joint support, have you tried SuperCissus? I got some bulk from the planet - it is helping my knees/elbow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Scary thought .... comical, but scary.

    Numbers back up I see! Nice job Colbi!

    I know you ordered some joint support, have you tried SuperCissus? I got some bulk from the planet - it is helping my knees/elbow.
    Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.
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    Day 27: Off.

    Happy 4th! Now go have a beer and blow something up so your kids will love you even more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 26: Quads/Hams/Calves

    Leg Press:
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    400 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    800 lb x 3 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 20 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps

    Rocking Standing Calf Raise:
    240 lb x 20 reps
    Nice, slow, and full stretch.

    Seated Leg Curl:
    40 lb x 20 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Leg Extensions:
    70 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    120 lb x 10 reps
    160 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes:
    *No more fish for pre W.O. meal Nearly hurled my guts on leg presses.
    **Knees still give me fits. Will substitute squats with more sets of leg presses and higher weight for leg extensions.
    ***Appetite is still missing.
    Drive can destroy appetite

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Drive can destroy appetite
    Thanks for the heads up. I do think the appetite diminishing is more due to the summer crud I was dealing with. But putting the two together may have made it more extreme. I'll keep a heads up and make sure to keep on top of it.
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    Day 28: Off

    Thursday, July 5th: 340 lbs. (-6 since the beginning of log)

    Week 4: The Midway Point Reflection

    Strength: 10/10. Things picked back up during Week 4 which has me very happy. Looking back at all the PR’s set the first two weeks, only made me want to push harder. Even with the crap I’ve been dealing with, I am stoked about the strength gains I’ve managed to push towards. Hell, within the first two weeks I accomplished my two primary goals, I would say that is success right there.

    Recovery: 6/10. Took me nearly 3 weeks to be able to get a solid night’s sleep but I’m starting to feel rested in the morning. I believe the Drive has kept my mind rolling over things while trying to sleep and I have yet to feel fully rested. Then again, I have had very little muscle soreness which is awesome. I love actually being able to move after a heavy day. Now if there was something I could do for my aching joints. In the gym, I’ve noticed that the time between sets has diminished a lot so my W.O.’s are getting shorter even though I am going heavier.

    Pump/Vascularity: 6/10. Pump is always good coming out of the gym and lasts for a couple of hours; I do wish it would last longer. Vascularity has really surprised me and remember, I’m a fat guy, so having a road map that runs up one arm, across the shoulders and upper pecs and down the other arm isn’t something I am not accustom too.

    Mood/Aggression: 10/10. Mood has been happy go lucky even when feeling like crap. I wake up and go to bed with a smile. Aggression has increased in a good way, helped to move all that weight the first two weeks. Alpha kicked in during week 4 and I like it.

    Energy/Focus: 7/10. Not a lot of energy but focus in the gym has been dead on from the start. Couldn’t ask for much more since it has really helped me get through that damn cardio… So much so that I bumped the cardio up to 60 minutes this past week. Guess I should also mention NO lethargy. This is huge for me!!!

    Noticeable Changes in Appearance: Incomplete. Going to rate this one after the stack. So far I really like the additional vascularity and muscle hardness. Quads have definitely grown; I can no longer wear regular boxers as they are too tight. Chest and traps look and feel tighter and the keg is looking a bit smaller. I hope that the next four weeks will add a little extra to end game and something surprising really happens. *Wish I had taken measurements at the start, next time.

    Libido: 10/10. No negative effects that have been substantial. Week 3 drop, I am sure, was due to summer crud. I’ll continue to keep an eye on this for the next 4 weeks.

    Odds ‘N’ Ends: 7.0 is what I am giving this stack as a mid-point rating even though I have had some issues. I believe the numbers would be higher if I hadn’t anything hold me back. Having a summer bug is not what I intended to pick up.

    Side note: I have added AMS’ Joint Fixx for the joints and DS’ Craze for pre W.O. energy. It’s too early to tell if the Fixx has helped much but I will keep an eye on it. Craze, on the other hand, I’ve come to enjoy for the extra energy without the cracked-out buzz.
    I’ll also be running the Alpha Bulk at 10 per day until my second bottle is gone.
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    Day 29: Update (W.O. Log tonight)

    Friday July 6th

    Revamp: Due to the lack of eating what I need to really grow as well as the joints killing me I’ll be hitting the gym 5-7 days a week if the family will let me. This lineup seems to have me feeling better and not putting as much stress on the joints. Not to mention the recovery has been phenomenal this week.

    M – chest, T – back/traps, W – legs, Th – shoulders/traps, F – arms/calves, S/S – cardio

    I’ll be focusing on only 3 or 4 lifts per body part for a total of 9 to 12 sets running at 10 – 15 reps each. Going to still focus on strength but I am hoping that by scaling things back a bit, my joints will not ache as much. I started this routine this past week and have been enjoying it.

    At this time my focus will go from a bulk to a forced recomp due to the huge downturn my appetite has taken the past few weeks. I cannot explain where my appetite has gone. Prior to week three I had been consuming anything healthy that I can get my hands on. I just don’t see myself being able to pack it on without the appetite to do it with. With the decline of calories, I’m going to keep my cardio at 45 min to an hour each session as well as add two more days of cardio if time allows.

    My hope for the next 4 weeks will to be able to shed some fat, maintain the muscle and strength I’ve gained this past month, and really take a look at any noticeable changes in appearance. Then again, if the appetite comes back, all hell will break loose!

    Shoulders this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Good luck with the recomp... looks solid
    Thanks and feeling soild too. Off for some shoulders!
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    Day 29: Shoulders/Traps

    Smith Machine Overhead Shoulder Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    115 lb x 10 reps
    165 lb x 5 reps
    165 lb x 5 reps

    Side Lateral Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    25 lb x 10 reps
    15 lb x 12 reps

    Front Dumbbell Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 10 reps

    Upright Barbell Row:
    65 lb x 10 reps
    85 lb x 10 reps
    105 lb x 10 reps

    Reverse Flyes:
    80 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 12 reps

    Dumbbell Shrug:
    125 lb x 10 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

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    *PR's are in italics
    **Joint pain during workout has diminished greatly.
    ***Recovery time between sets is still increasing.

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    Dam nice workout, and all those PR's .. obviously a great stack matched with hard work! Keep it up Colbi
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    Day 30: Arms/Calves

    Triceps Pushdown - V-Bar Attachment:
    100 lb x 20 reps
    200 lb x 20 reps
    200 lb x 20 reps
    200 lb x 20 reps

    EZ-Bar Curl:
    35 lb x 20 reps
    65 lb x 12 reps
    85 lb x 10 reps
    85 lb x 10 reps

    Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension:
    160 lb x 20 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 5 reps

    Preacher Curl:
    100 lb x 8 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    50 lb x 12 reps

    Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    95 lb x 20 reps
    145 lb x 10 reps
    145 lb x 10 reps

    Hammer Dumbbell Curl:
    25 lb x 10 reps
    35 lb x 10 reps
    45 lb x 10 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 20 reps
    600 lb x 15 reps
    600 lb x 15 reps
    600 lb x 15 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 11.8 mi

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    *PR's in italics
    **Restless sleep last night. Had a hard time gauging how hard I should push myself this morning.
    ***Still feeling really good about things even with a forced caloric deficit. Very surprised that I am keeping my strength up.
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    Looks like things are going well bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Looks like things are going well bud
    Thanks! Yes, I am very please, even with the few issues that have tried to drag me down the past two weeks. I am quite impressed with the line-up and I'm only half way done. Going to keep it steady the next two weeks and then ramp it into overdrive weeks 7 and 8. If the improvements continue like they have the first half, this is a stack I would definitely do again next summer.
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    Day 31: Cardio/Rest

    1:00:00 || 12.1 mi


    *Wow. A cardio only session... Don't think that has EVER happened in all the years I have lifted. I must be getting serious in my old age.
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    ...I am sure your body is saying.. hmmm you forgot the weights Colby lol. Thanks for the info by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 31: Cardio/Rest

    1:00:00 || 12.1 mi


    *Wow. A cardio only session... Don't think that has EVER happened in all the years I have lifted. I must be getting serious in my old age.
    I have had days like that, where I have to tell myself "no, you really do not need to lift today"
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    Day 32: Chest

    Machine Incline Bench Press:
    90 lb x 20 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 10 reps
    Hammer Strength Machine

    Decline Barbell Bench Press:
    90 lb x 20 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 10 reps
    270 lb x 10 reps
    Hammer Strength Machine

    Smith Machine Bench Press:
    135 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 4 reps
    205 lb x 4 reps
    185 lb x 4 reps
    135 lb x 4 reps
    Old wrist injury really flared up.

    Cable Crossover:
    30 lb x 20 reps
    50 lb x 10 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    20 lb x 20 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12.3 mi

    Notes:
    *Appetite is still lagging but at least I don't feel ill after eating something!
    **Not sure what I did but my wrists are killing me. I sprained them both last fall/winter and they both are starting to flare up. Going to have break out the braces I guess and start wearing them during the day.
    ***W.O. tonight was so-so. Very unfocused and not feeling driven like I have been the past four weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
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    ***W.O. tonight was so-so. Very unfocused and not feeling driven like I have been the past four weeks.
    Maybe a one off Colby.. Hope the wrists are better today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Maybe a one off Colby.. Hope the wrists are better today.
    No rest for the wicked!
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    Day 33: Back/Traps

    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown:
    50 lb x 20 reps
    100 lb x 20 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown:
    100 lb x 20 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    One-Arm Dumbbell Row:
    45 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    Hammer Strength Machine

    Smith Machine Shrug:
    135 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 10 reps
    315 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell Shrug:
    70 lb x 10 reps
    95 lb x 10 reps
    105 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12.3 mi

    Notes and Other Ramblings;

    *Italics are PR's and felt really good in the gym. Pushed through my WO without any issues.
    **Wrist's are still sore but I wore my braces all day. They do help. I still hate them.
    ***Found an bottle of Synthetic Supp's Agmatine. Adding it as 1 AM and 1 at lunch to see if I can get this new found vascularity to stick around longer.
    ****Woke up sore this morning. First time in weeks. Actually felt good and made me realize I was alive.
    *****Appetite suppression. I'm no longer worried about it. The more I analyze it, the more I can actually get it to work for me. It's really got me focusing on what I am eating and taking a good look at portion control. The first has been looked upon the past several months but the later is something that has always hindered me when I eat. I am now looking at eating smaller meals throughout the day as well as trying to eat something every couple of hours. If I can take control of the two, I think my next challenge will be to drop 100 lbs and shoot for a solid 245-250. I'll be looking at going with a Lean Gains approach and starting sometime in October. I want to make sure I hold onto my strength and muscle I've been working for the past few months through PCT and then shore things up with a one month run of Intimidate and Licogenix before this next long term adventure. Hmm... Me at 250 again would be an awesome personal accomplishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Hmm... Me at 250 again would be an awesome personal accomplishment.
    Another fine workout! Sounds to me like you have the tools in place and definitely the mind set / motivation to make it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Another fine workout! Sounds to me like you have the tools in place and definitely the mind set / motivation to make it happen.
    Thanks boss. Keeping up with your recomp has me really thinking about pushing myself to the next level.
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    Well it seems to me that the appetite suppressing has helped you determine the right path. I would continue to roll with it like you said bud and just eat clean

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    Day 34: Legs

    Barbell Squat:
    45 lb x 10 reps
    95 lb x 10 reps
    115 lb x 10 reps
    Hehe, got squats back in the rotation!

    Leg Press:
    400 lb x 10 reps
    800 lb x 8 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 20 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps

    Leg Extensions:
    100 lb x 10 reps
    130 lb x 10 reps
    170 lb x 10 reps

    Seated Leg Curl:
    20 lb x 20 reps
    40 lb x 20 reps
    60 lb x 15 reps
    80 lb x 12 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes and More Ramblings (Sorry my mind wanders while on the damn bike)
    *Caloric deficit I think is starting to hit. Not feeling as strong on leg presses. Then again, hello squat rack!
    **I've lost some of the keg. I went down a notch on my weight belt and it felt good.
    ***So, as the mind continues to wander and I break from my path of mass, and for me, there is a correlation between over eating and eating more frequently. Had breakfast about 9 but was ravenous by 1. I engulfed all that I could to settle myself, hence, I over ate. I need to start adding some additional healthy snacks every two hours to avoid the over eating binge I am capable of. Over the course of the next few weeks, whenever the critter and I decide to go out and about, I am bringing something healthy along to munch on in order to keep the over eating to a minimum at lunch. Breakfast, dinner, and post W.O meals on the other hand has been very easy to manage portion control.
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    Day 35: Shoulders/Traps (Tonight if the wedding rehearsal doesn't get in my way)

    Week 5 Reflection

    Thursday, July 12 -338 lbs. (-2 lbs.)

    Strength: Even being calorie deficient, my strength continues to increase with each session. I’m at a point where I am no longer consciously trying to add weight but at a point that what I am moving is coming very naturally.

    Recovery: Amazing. I’ve had a little soreness each morning after a workout this week and I like it. Recovery between sets has diminished greatly. I also have a feeling that the one body part per day is also helping.

    Pump/Vascularity: Feeling solid all day long. Vascularity has not improved much this week.

    Mood/Aggression: Still feeling great each day. Aggression has increase significantly to the point that I know my tolerance for other people’s stupidity has diminished. My fuse is much, much shorter that I am used to. So, I am adapting as best as I can.

    Energy/Focus: Focus is still awesome and has been very consistent from the start.

    Noticeable Changes in Appearance: Dropped a notch on my weight belt, lol. Other than that, nothing much going on.

    Libido: A bit diminished but nothing to be upset about.

    Odds ‘N’ Ends: Joint Fixx has definitely kicked in. Have not been waking up in the morning with joint pain, though still a bit creaky. Not a lot of pain in the gym while lifting either until I aggravated my old wrist issues from last fall. I’ve really noticed that my knees have adapted well and are not giving me fits when riding the damn bike. Shoulders are feeling good as well as my knuckles and elbows. This is one fast working supplement that I will keep on hand when I start to feel old again!

    Added Synthetic Supp’s Agmatine on Tuesday, 1 AM and 1 @ lunch. Looking forward to some additional pump during the last few weeks.
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    Colbicide, I don't have anything to add atm, but I really want to commend you on the detail and consistent workouts. Good job man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Colbicide, I don't have anything to add atm, but I really want to commend you on the detail and consistent workouts. Good job man.

    Thanks HTS. I'm having a great time with this and keeping the log here on AM has definitely helped keep me focused and open to new possibilities.
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    Day 35: Shoulders and Traps (sort of...)

    Smith Machine Overhead Shoulder Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    95 lb x 10 reps
    145 lb x 5 reps
    145 lb x 5 reps

    Front Dumbbell Raise:
    25 lb x 10 reps
    35 lb x 10 reps
    45 lb x 10 reps

    Cable Seated Lateral Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps

    Upright Cable Row:
    100 lb x 12 reps
    120 lb x 12 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Machine Lateral Raise:
    60 lb x 10 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell Shrug:
    125 lb x 10 reps
    One set due to lack of time.

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes:
    *Recovery in between sets tonight was AWESOME to say the very least, especially with the time crunch I was experiencing.
    **Snacking on the healthy stuff really helped today. Now I just need to make a conscious effort to do it daily.
    ***Wish I was capable of going heavier with my shoulders. They just cannot take it like they used to. I guess I should be thankful (and I am) that they do respond well to lower weights. I may switch things up next week and use more dumbbells to mix things up for the next two weeks and see if there is any improvement. The nice part is I don't hear them clicking much anymore when lifting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 35: Shoulders and Traps (sort of...)

    Smith Machine Overhead Shoulder Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    95 lb x 10 reps
    145 lb x 5 reps
    145 lb x 5 reps

    Front Dumbbell Raise:
    25 lb x 10 reps
    35 lb x 10 reps
    45 lb x 10 reps

    Cable Seated Lateral Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps

    Upright Cable Row:
    100 lb x 12 reps
    120 lb x 12 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Machine Lateral Raise:
    60 lb x 10 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell Shrug:
    125 lb x 10 reps
    One set due to lack of time.

    Cycling (stationary):
    1:00:00 || 12 mi

    Notes:
    *Recovery in between sets tonight was AWESOME to say the very least, especially with the time crunch I was experiencing.
    **Snacking on the healthy stuff really helped today. Now I just need to make a conscious effort to do it daily.
    ***Wish I was capable of going heavier with my shoulders. They just cannot take it like they used to. I guess I should be thankful (and I am) that they do respond well to lower weights. I may switch things up next week and use more dumbbells to mix things up for the next two weeks and see if there is any improvement. The nice part is I don't hear them clicking much anymore when lifting!
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    Day 36: Arms

    Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    95 lb x 10 reps
    115 lb x 10 reps
    165 lb x 10 reps
    185 lb x 8 reps
    205 lb x 6 reps

    EZ-Bar Curl:
    35 lb x 20 reps
    55 lb x 10 reps
    75 lb x 10 reps
    95 lb x 10 reps
    105 lb x 10 reps

    Triceps Pushdown - V-Bar Attachment:
    100 lb x 20 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Preacher Curl:
    60 lb x 10 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps

    Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension:
    100 lb x 20 reps
    130 lb x 10 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Hammer Dumbbell Curl:
    35 lb x 10 reps
    50 lb x 10 reps
    55 lb x 10 reps

    Elliptical Trainer:
    000 || Moderate
    Nice to still be able to feel my nuts and ass when doing cardio...

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

    Notes:
    *PR's in italics.
    **Felt good and strong tonight, like I did the first two weeks. Pumps were amazing. Left the gym with a huge ****-eating grin!
    ***I swear, cardio machines are made by the vertically challenged to torture those of us with a little height...
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    Day 37: Rest and I am still being wicked...

    Wife's cousin is on his 3rd marriage. The first was a psycho princess, the second found herself walking out of the closet, and the third? We'll find out in six months to a year is my guess.

    Two hour Catholic wedding to boot. Loading up the mini cooler with beers right now. I have a feeling that our three year old is going to need some 'outside' time during this oh so blessed event. Therefore, a quick beer or two will be very nice while she runs around. Hoping that alcohol will numb my taint so the seatted position on the pew for a lenghty amount of time won't make me feel like I am on the bike today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 36: Arms
    **Felt good and strong tonight, like I did the first two weeks. Pumps were amazing. Left the gym with a huge ****-eating grin!

    Nice workout Colby. I love good pumps.. this stack has certainly delivered in that area hasn't it! I am not getting crazy pumps at all with my current stack.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 37: Rest and I am still being wicked...

    Wife's cousin is on his 3rd marriage. The first was a psycho princess, the second found herself walking out of the closet, and the third? We'll find out in six months to a year is my guess.

    Two hour Catholic wedding to boot. Loading up the mini cooler with beers right now. I have a feeling that our three year old is going to need some 'outside' time during this oh so blessed event. Therefore, a quick beer or two will be very nice while she runs around. Hoping that alcohol will numb my taint so the seatted position on the pew for a lenghty amount of time won't make me feel like I am on the bike today!
    Dude, you crack me up! And I certainly can relate. You will almost be hoping the little one gets you some beer time during the service!
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    Day 38: Rest and the wife was HUNG OVAH!!!

    Damn lazy day and I liked it. I have to thank my wife for drinking too much and allowing the whole family to benefit from it!

    This week is looking crazy. Tuesday: State Fair, Thursday: Family, Friday: Family. Going to try and sneak off to the gym as much as possible but I don't see me getting my full 5 workouts in. Looking as there will be a lot more rest this week, I am going to ramp things up again next week to try and break those PR's set the first two weeks.

    M: Chest
    T: Off (unless we get home from the fair early!)
    W: Legs - like I need my quads to grow any more right now...
    Th: Off
    F: Off
    S: Sneaking in for Back, I hope
    S: Off

    We'll see how this shiz works out. I hope I can sneak in a few more sessions but I'll be happy with the three if I get them.
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