DJBeanPole Turns Colors with BLUE Gene and PURPLE Wraath! (sponsored)
- 08-29-2012, 09:52 PM
DAY 22: LIBERATING LEGS
Woke up today totally pumped that it was leg day. I was ready to get in there and break some more records and push the weight and reps to higher levels. Popped BG around 3:15PM and headed to the gym around 4PM with Purple Wraath in tow. Now it was poor time management on my part, but today was an overtime shift at work. The way it works is if they need me, they DON'T call me, and if they don't need me then they will call me usually no later than 5:15PM to tell me to stay home. I was told at work last night I'd most likely be called off. So I was planning on getting a call about midway through my workout telling me not to come in so I could keep pushing the weights. Well that call never came so I had to cut my workout in half but not without giving it my all. The gym was freakin' PACKED today! Didn't even do Leg Press because they were taken every time I looked at them so I just worked out what I could with what equipment was available to me.
Weight: ??? Still haven't checked! Maybe I'll find a scale around here in one of the patient's rooms and check myself.
SQUATS: 135x10,10 185x10 (+2 over last time) 205x8 (+2) 225x4 (+1) I really considered doing another rep with 225 but the 4th one was a little hard and I almost stalled in the bottom and I didn't feel like bailing on the weight and looking retarded so I just said 4 was enough. Wanted to save some strength for Leg Press... which unfortunately didn't happen...
SEATED CALF RAISES: 160x15,15,15,15 Good lord I could not walk after getting up from this!
FRONT SQUATS: 95x10 135x8,8,8 Oh so thats where all my energy went!
LEG EXTENSIONS: 150x10,10 140x10 125x6 squeeze/hold at the top for 1 second
My legs were shaking so much it was hard to take my shoes off when I got into the car. I wish I could have hit the legpress because I really wanted to try 495 today but alas I was not given the opportunity! NEXT TIME BITCHES!
To note: I notice my mood to be increasingly elevated lately. In a good way. Constantly in a good mood, upbeat, cheery and spirited. And I'm not requiring as much caffeine at work anymore. This is my third night in a row and I have yet to grab a Diet Coke. Diggin it!
Shoulders (my fav) tomorrow!
- 08-29-2012, 10:25 PM
You fukkin killed it bro!!! Ps I also Love the titles you give to your workouts. Always pumps me up. FUARK now I'm ready to hit dead lifts tomorrow
08-29-2012, 10:38 PM
DB OH PRESS: 55x4x10 or perhaps 60s??? I'll have to see how it feels. Its always about the STRETCH/SQUEEZE for me. If I can't feel it I drop it down. Had some tweaks in my left shoulder last time but I worked through it and it went away. Hope it doesn't show up tomorrow.
OH SHRUGS: 65x25,25,25,25 STRAIGHT BLASTIN' DEM TRAPS
SCAPTION: I really need to push beyond 10 reps on the 4th set with 20lbs (20x10,10,10,10+) before I move to 25s.
Thats all for now !
08-29-2012, 11:00 PM
Awesome goals bro keep up the good work!! Nice overhead Db press too!! What is scaption??Originally Posted by DJBeanPole
08-29-2012, 11:16 PM
08-29-2012, 11:18 PM
Here's a diagram I just thought up lol...
-o- <--- Lateral raise (stub arms!)
|o| <--- Front raise
\o/ <--- Scaption (not quite 45 degrees but you get the idea)
08-29-2012, 11:31 PM
08-29-2012, 11:35 PM
08-30-2012, 05:44 PM
Most epic ****ing day in the gym ever. Update to come.
08-30-2012, 05:45 PM
08-30-2012, 07:28 PM
DAY 23: SORE AS S*** SHOULDERS
Today was epic in the biggest of ways. I was not prepared for what my body was going to give me. I went in with goals in mind and exceeded them by my greatest expectations! Wife woke me up at 3:10 so we could get up and moving because she was going to a body works class at 4:30 and wanted to leave by 4PM. So I shot out of bed (very groggy at this point... working 3 night shifts in a row sucks) and swallowed down my BG and prepared my PW drink. Got to the gym by 4:15PM and then the epicness began.
ARE YOU READY???
SEATED OVERHEAD DB PRESS: 55x10,10,10,12 40x8 for a good stretch/squeeze burnout. These weren't no ***** presses either. I wasn't just pounding the reps out as quick as possible. These were nice controlled movements making sure every shoulder muscle group was getting its ass kicked. The only time I struggled was on the extra 2 reps in the 4th set but otherwise it felt fantastic and I started to swell up real quick.
BARBELL OVERHEAD SHRUG: 45x10 65x25,25,25,25 immediately followed by (for burnout)...
[DB SHRUGS]: 75x12 60x10 40x10 with a nice hold/squeeze especially with the reps using the 40s. My traps were on fire.
SCAPTION: 20x10,10,10,10,10 Extra set, pretty sure I can move to 25s for 4 sets
DB REAR DELT FLYS: 15x10,10,10,10,10 Extra set
FACE PULLS: 50x10 60x10,10 70x10 Up in weight. Traps are toast.
At this point my wife still had 10 minutes left in her class. Usually I would stop here but I decided I'd keep going. It was either lift some more weights or walk on the treadmill until she's done. The weights were calling my name.
MACHINE REAR DELT FLYS: 105x10,10,10,10 60neg x12 the freaking negatives had me almost to tears I was in so much GLORIOUS pain!
So there you have it. I PR'd on practically every freaking lift and I walked out of that gym with my shoulders destroyed. It hurt trying to lift my arm to apply deodorant to myself after I got out of the shower coming back from the gym lol. I had a ****ING GREAT DAY!
Time for some tasty chicken breasts on the grill with green beans and red potatoes! YUM!
Tomorrow is rest day but the wife wants to do some cardio so I may go with and see if I can survive LISS for longer than 2 miles haha.
Oh and one last thing... WEIGHT: 231lbs Moving up. I'd say I'm responding well to the calorie surplus, don't ya think?
Stay tuned because I'm NOT DONE YET!!!
08-30-2012, 07:28 PM
08-30-2012, 09:08 PM
Good night son you on a roll n then some!! Intensity is the name of the game!!
OG Avenger-HULK SMASHING TIME!
08-30-2012, 09:47 PM
08-30-2012, 10:22 PM
08-30-2012, 10:33 PM
Haha I thought about throwing some in with the beans but didn't grab any at the grocery store.Originally Posted by thebigt
08-30-2012, 11:44 PM
08-31-2012, 11:35 PM
DAY 24: CHILLIN' WITH CARDIO
Sipping on some Purple Wraath as I type this!
LISS style. Actually made it to 2.5 miles today without feeling like I was going to die. Which I find very strange. A month ago I was doing HIIT on a treadmill in Jamaica and was FLYING through it with ease and now I'm doing LISS and feel like I can barely make it. So strange. That's what taking almost a month off of cardio will do to you !
Weight: 227lbs fluctuating quite a bit!
Ran 2.5 miles in 25 minutes at a 6.1mph pace and burned 480 calories (numbers do not include warmup/cooldown). Felt decent. The strange thing was I wasn't gassed or mentally not in the game towards the end of the run... I just felt like my airway was starting to swell up and it was getting harder to breathe. I'm chalking this one up as a exercise-induced asthma flare up. I used to have asthma as a kid and since I've grown up I've "grown out of it" but every once in awhile I feel this way sometimes. I'm sure the next time I run it'll be gone.
Tomorrow is back/bis day and I yet again went to WalMart to get some groceries and forgot to buy myself some knee high socks. I'm getting tired of tearing my shins up. Still have scabs from last weeks lifts and all it takes is for the bar to scrape them one time and those scabs rip off and the blood begins to drip! Guess I'll pick some up before I hit the gym tomorrow. Tomorrow also starts 4-nights in a row workweek ! Suckage.
On a sidenote I have finally compiled all of my supplements for my natty stack to begin after my Lecheek log (kicks off and) finishes up. So please stay tuned!
08-31-2012, 11:54 PM
a month off of cardio will do that, lol....good news is it doesn't take that long to get it back, usually for me a few workouts and good to go.
GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY!!!
09-01-2012, 12:02 AM
I hear ya with both the cardio and working bro... **** sucks!! And natty stack? You gonna challenge someone???2Originally Posted by DJBeanPole
09-01-2012, 12:30 AM
Just myselfOriginally Posted by bmftisftw
09-01-2012, 08:06 PM
DAY 25: BARBARIC BACK & BICEPS
Had my alarm set for 1PM. Was startled out of a dream as my alarm went off. The dream I had was quite crazy and I'm not sure why I was dreaming about it. I was in a gym. But it was a very strange gym. It was like a big warehouse, yet half of it was outside. There were no windows or doors to the outside... it was just like you could walk right out. Like half the building was missing or something. The outside was a beach area with weights. And who were my lifting partners? None other than Ronnie Coleman, Kai Greene, and Jay Cutler. It was the STRANGEST dream I've ever had, especially considering this is the first dream I've been able to recall actually having in MONTHS. Jay was helping me on the leg extension. But the entire machine, weight stack and all, was out of position. So while I was sitting on the machine I told Jay it was crooked. So he just moved the whole thing, including me sitting on it, to a proper positon. And then I woke up.
WTF. Was I ready to get in the gym or what? All I had on my minds was lifting weights. I woke up and knew I was in for something special. Popped my Blue Gene. Played a game on the computer for awhile. Half hour later I was out the door. Finally stopped at WalMart and bought me some calf-high socks to protect my shins. GOOD THING I BOUGHT THEM.
Pain is just weakness leaving the body.
DEADLIFT: 135x12 185x10(+2) 225x10(+2) 275x8(+2) 315x5(+2) Not necessarily PRs, but I am deadlifting with correct form now and the weight and reps are starting to get back to where they were when I was just deadlifting with only my back ! (410x1 is my goal for the future ATM)
KNEELING UNDERHAND GRIP PULLDOWNS: 30x10,10,10,10 Under weight by 5lbs compared to last week but I wasn't using a machine at all this time I was using a... well I'm not sure what you would call it. A pulley station? Anyway this 30lbs felt heavier than last week's 35lbs lol.
ONE ARM DB ROWS: 45x10 40x12 35x15 70x6 That is the most weight I've ever one-arm rowed before. Came out of nowhere.
CLOSE GRIP SEATED ROW: 70x10,10,10,10
BENT OVER ROW: 135x10 felt good but I was moving to fast and not getting a squeeze I wanted so I moved down 105x8,8,8 BOOYAH! Good stretch/pause+squeeze with each rep.
NEUTRAL GRIP CHIN UPS: BWx5,4,3 now this may seem ridiculous I did little reps. Technically they aren't chin ups. They are sternum-ups. And they are controlled movements. Not some fast Crossfit BS. And at the top of the rep I would squeeze my lats with all my might and slowly lower myself back down and stretch out all the way. But I wasn't done putting the FIRE in those lats just yet.
NEUTRAL GRIP HANGING LAT SHRUG: BWx25,20,18,20 oh lord did that hurt!
DIP STATION LOCKED ARM LAT SHRUG: BWx15,12 hurt even more (in a good way!)! Next week I'm going to start alternating the lat shrug movements because doing them back to back is too much. Felt great though.
HAMMER CURL: 40x8,8,8,8
INCLINE DB CURL: 20x10,10,10,10 the pump I got from this was RIDICULOUS. And I'm not using agmatine or anything. It hurt to put my phone to my ear to call my wife when I was done.
Straight up roasted my lats and biceps today. I felt enormous when I walked out of the gym. The pumps i had going everywhere felt fantastic. Finally know what Arnold was talkin' about in PUMPING IRON the pumps were that good. Can't wait to run this again next week. I think I'll eliminate/alternate on of the rows, either one-arm or seated, because I feel like its overtraining. I was surprised the 70lbs DB came up so easily... moreso for the right hand than then left (I'm right handed so that makes sense). Glad to see deadlift finally moving up. Next week its time to see where my 1MR exists. Will attempt 350x1 and go from there. Should be fun !
Chest/Tris tomorrow. Can't wait to see what else I will bust a PR in !
09-01-2012, 08:12 PM
Wow, lot of details here. Great job logging DJ. Feels like I am reading a story. Very interesting and easy to follow.Originally Posted by DJBeanPole
I started a new log at:
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09-02-2012, 08:28 PM
LOL, your stuff is good !!!Originally Posted by DJBeanPole
I started a new log at:
09-02-2012, 08:30 PM
This is the only guy who goes to the gym that I have seen anyway, and leave bloody. Hey you should have seen the other guy. Other guy meaning the barbells, dumbbell and anything else DJ gets his mitts on.Originally Posted by packers6211
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