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  1. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Lol yeah I love those days, you just shrug it off and the rest of your day is that much better.

    And yeah I've been lowering my weights without even second guessing it a lot lately just to make sure I am contracting the right muscle for the right amount of reps.
    get that squeeze and pump! more important than weight for sure


  2. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill

    get that squeeze and pump! more important than weight for sure
    Word, I didn't know that til I started lurking the forums.
    I <3 AM
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Word, I didn't know that til I started lurking the forums.
    I <3 AM
    all about learning

  4. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill View Post
    get that squeeze and pump! more important than weight for sure
    yeahhh buddy!! Thats wats up

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Bulkypinoy61 View Post
    yeahhh buddy!! Thats wats up


    light weight baby.... aint nuttin but a peanut
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  6. okay awesome, paper has been turned in now I can f*cking breathe lol.
    Had to miss legs yesterday as I was watching a few hour long documentaries -_-

    anyway back at it today, slept like 3 hours woke up at 830.
    2 scoops RecoverPro. Nice to have something in my stomach for a 3 hour class

    got out and called my bud to wake his lazy ass up to go lift.
    I wasn't feeling biceps today, they are my best muscle group so I did tris with a little bit of back touch up. (hitting biceps anyway)

    Decline Ez Bar Skullcrushers
    70 lb x12
    70 lb x12
    70 lb x14
    70 lb x14

    Seated DB Over Head Extension Super Set with Bench Dips
    90 lb x12 + 12 dips
    75 lb x12 + 8 dips (2 second hold at the bottom)
    75 lb x12 + 10 dips (same thing)
    75 lb x10 (failure) + 8 dips (got sloppy around 6)

    Cable Pressdowns Drop Set Method
    110 lb x12 + 45 lb x12
    150 lb (maxed) x12 + 70 lb x10
    150 lb x12 + 70 lbs x8

    Isolateral Row (held squeeze for around a count and a half and only 1 arm at a time, perfect form)
    1 pps x12
    55 lb ps x14
    55 lb ps x15

    Underhand Low Row with Lat Pull Down Bar (deep arch and slow release of tension makes this feel amazing)
    80 lb x12
    110 lb x12
    110 lb x12

    done.
    now I had a homemade weight gainer shake and it was amazing
    4 scoops whey (chocolate)
    1.5 cups oats
    1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter
    2 frozen bananas
    and a **** ton of almond milk

  7. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    okay awesome, paper has been turned in now I can f*cking breathe lol.
    Had to miss legs yesterday as I was watching a few hour long documentaries -_-

    anyway back at it today, slept like 3 hours woke up at 830.
    2 scoops RecoverPro. Nice to have something in my stomach for a 3 hour class

    got out and called my bud to wake his lazy ass up to go lift.
    I wasn't feeling biceps today, they are my best muscle group so I did tris with a little bit of back touch up. (hitting biceps anyway)

    Decline Ez Bar Skullcrushers
    70 lb x12
    70 lb x12
    70 lb x14
    70 lb x14

    Seated DB Over Head Extension Super Set with Bench Dips
    90 lb x12 + 12 dips
    75 lb x12 + 8 dips (2 second hold at the bottom)
    75 lb x12 + 10 dips (same thing)
    75 lb x10 (failure) + 8 dips (got sloppy around 6)

    Cable Pressdowns Drop Set Method
    110 lb x12 + 45 lb x12
    150 lb (maxed) x12 + 70 lb x10
    150 lb x12 + 70 lbs x8

    Isolateral Row (held squeeze for around a count and a half and only 1 arm at a time, perfect form)
    1 pps x12
    55 lb ps x14
    55 lb ps x15

    Underhand Low Row with Lat Pull Down Bar (deep arch and slow release of tension makes this feel amazing)
    80 lb x12
    110 lb x12
    110 lb x12

    done.
    now I had a homemade weight gainer shake and it was amazing
    4 scoops whey (chocolate)
    1.5 cups oats
    1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter
    2 frozen bananas
    and a **** ton of almond milk


    good work on the paper! Workouts / diet looking gooood!

    Keep at it

  8. Fasted leg training is always tricky, but that's what went down yesterday.
    Couple scoops recoverpro then waited til I was almost in the parking lot to drink my ignite 2. (Reasoning was I wanted the energy to peak midway)

    Got there and started hitting some squats, my knees felt like crap so after a set of
    135x10 I stretched for like 3 minutes.

    Tried it out again
    135x10 way better

    For reals (stopped a couple degrees under parallel, didn't feel like going ass to the grass and I didn't notice a huge difference in contraction)
    185x12
    225x10
    225x10
    135x16
    135x12

    Dead and about to puke from the slight pause on the bottom I was using

    Leg Extensions
    90x20
    90x20 started cramping
    70x16
    50x20

    Leg press (feet all the way up and drove with my ankles, accenting the motion by keeping my toes off the platform.)
    1 pps x20
    3 pps x20

    Partner started throwing up like a noob so we had to go, I didn't mind I could have left after those leg extensions and been perfectly fine. Great workout and great pump. It turns out I did time that ignite right for what I wanted to do that day. Baus mode

    More recoverpro 2 pills TTA and then ate 2 roast beef sandwiches and a natural peanut butter sandwich. No protein shake today, I didn't feel like it. sweets get old to me pretty quickly.

    Legs feel good today I might go and hit a little hamstrings and calves

  9. I messed up on a test just right now, I'm pretty mad that I forgot one of the equations and it just snowballed from there.

    Gonna go hit all the heavy movements to take some aggression out. Put this energy to good use. Might even set a pr who knows

  10. Do you usually split up legs?

    Some days it's great, others its a crap shoot for me.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water
    Do you usually split up legs?

    Some days it's great, others its a crap shoot for me.
    It depends, if I am alone I like doing them at the same time.
    Squats, lunges, leg extensions, good mornings, leg curls and calve raises is my ideal lifts
    With a partner that would take like 2.5 hours and I normally have too short of a break between school and work to do that.

  12. I read the article about the Smolov Jr program and just for the lols I tried it today. 6 x 6 at 70% 1 MR. I rounded down by a lb cuz it came out to 206 something but I failed right at the end. Good rep range

    Warm-Up bar, 135

    205x6
    205x6
    205x6
    205x6
    205x6
    205x7 (added the last one just to fail)

    Deadlifts. I didn't do them on back day and I get anxious if I don't do my deads.

    8 sets of 4 at 85% 1 MR

    315x4
    315x4
    315x4
    315x4
    315x4 (where I'm at right now)
    315x4
    315x4
    315x4

    My grip is holding up and my form is good, only had 1 hiccup but I shrugged it off. If anything happens to these rep ranges I'll edit but I see nothing getting in the way. *knock on wood*

    1 scoop Ignite 2 and 2 scoops recoverpro waiting for me with some TTA and 2 flat bread natural peanut butter and dried cranberry sandwiches.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Fasted leg training is always tricky, but that's what went down yesterday.
    Couple scoops recoverpro then waited til I was almost in the parking lot to drink my ignite 2. (Reasoning was I wanted the energy to peak midway)

    Got there and started hitting some squats, my knees felt like crap so after a set of
    135x10 I stretched for like 3 minutes.

    Tried it out again
    135x10 way better

    For reals (stopped a couple degrees under parallel, didn't feel like going ass to the grass and I didn't notice a huge difference in contraction)
    185x12
    225x10
    225x10
    135x16
    135x12

    Dead and about to puke from the slight pause on the bottom I was using

    Leg Extensions
    90x20
    90x20 started cramping
    70x16
    50x20

    Leg press (feet all the way up and drove with my ankles, accenting the motion by keeping my toes off the platform.)
    1 pps x20
    3 pps x20

    Partner started throwing up like a noob so we had to go, I didn't mind I could have left after those leg extensions and been perfectly fine. Great workout and great pump. It turns out I did time that ignite right for what I wanted to do that day. Baus mode

    More recoverpro 2 pills TTA and then ate 2 roast beef sandwiches and a natural peanut butter sandwich. No protein shake today, I didn't feel like it. sweets get old to me pretty quickly.

    Legs feel good today I might go and hit a little hamstrings and calves


    damn partner not able to hang haha

  14. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    I messed up on a test just right now, I'm pretty mad that I forgot one of the equations and it just snowballed from there.

    Gonna go hit all the heavy movements to take some aggression out. Put this energy to good use. Might even set a pr who knows


    go clear your mind

  15. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill

    go clear your mind
    I could have sworn I just posted my lifts...wtf parse error is noob

  16. Read up on the Smolov Jr program and I decided to give it a go and see what it was all about.

    First bench day is 6 sets of 6 at 70% of 1MR. Which came out to be like 205 for me, rounded down to the nearest applicable weight.

    Warm up with bar, then 135.

    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x7 (one more so I could reach failure)

    Pretty good rep/set range for the weight. Was impressed on how good it felt and how easy it was to control the weight. Well thought out plan indeed.

    I didn't do deadlifts on back day and if I miss deads I get anxious so I had to get em in.

    8 sets of 4 at 85% 1 MR

    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4

    My grip held strong and my form was money, felt like barfing when I set down the 6th set, controlled my breathing and the next two sets were cake.

    Got an overall good workout, lifting heavy and controlled for 14 sets.

    Time to get in 2 scoops recoverpro, 2 caps TTA and 2 flatbread natural peanut butter and dried cranberry sandwiches.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Read up on the Smolov Jr program and I decoded to give it a go and see what it was all about.

    First bench day is 6 sets of 6 at 70% of 1MR. Which came out to be like 205 for me, rounded down to the nearest applicable weight.

    Warm up with bar, then 135.

    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x6
    205 x7 (one more so I could reach failure)

    Pretty good rep/set range for the weight. Was impressed on how good it felt and how easy it was to control the weight. Well thought out plan indeed.

    I didn't do deadlifts on back day and if I miss deads I get anxious so I had to get em in.

    8 sets of 4 at 85% 1 MR

    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4
    315 x4

    My grip held strong and my form was money, felt like barfing when I set down the 6th set, controlled my breathing and the next two sets were cake.

    Got an overall good workout, lifting heavy and controlled for 14 sets.

    Time to get in 2 scoops recoverpro, 2 caps TTA and 2 flatbread natural peanut butter and dried cranberry sandwiches.


    those sandwiches sound damn good

  18. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill

    those sandwiches sound damn good
    They were, toasted em up and they were gone in under a minute lol

  19. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    They were, toasted em up and they were gone in under a minute lol
    makes me super hungry lol

  20. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill

    makes me super hungry lol
    Go get some!

  21. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Go get some!
    valid!

  22. Smolov Jr Second Day
    7 sets of 5 at 75%

    My insomnia was acting up, I didnt go to sleep til 7 am last night and I didn't wake up til like 4 pm. Worst time to go to the gym here so I waited til 630 ish. Have to say my stomach was pretty darn empty when I took my scoop of ignite. Took 2 scoops Lemon RecoverPro for obvious reasons.

    some rotator cuff warm ups and jumped right to it
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    again, impressed by how effective the rep range was. After I racked my last press I felt drained yet throughout the workout I was in complete control of form.
    also equally impressed by how the energy from ignite just keeps on going til peak and levels out. Doesnt leave you high and dry with a crash which is something I appreciate a ton.

    Went to incline flyes mixed with incline db press
    40's x20 (just flyes)
    40's x15 flyes + 40's x7 press with rotation
    35's x15 flyes + 35's x8 press with rotation

    Seated Cable Chest Flyes
    70 x15
    70 x15
    70 x14

    Hammer Strength Incline Press
    1 pps x12
    2 pps x12
    70 lbs pps x 10 (failed)

    RecoverPro kept me satiated til it was time to leave. Then my stomach was growling like a lawnmower.
    Got home and took 4 caps of TTA-500 (I am only eating 1 big meal today)

    got 2 more of those sandwiches (flat bread, peanut butter and dried cranberry)
    2 chicken breasts
    1.5 cups broccoli
    2.5 cups mashed potatos
    gravy (I dont wanna know how much lol)
    gonna eat another portion, dont really know what but I need more calories
    Decided on two more sandwiches

    protein shake, think I am gonna go with the No Whey tonight.

    pic is on its way


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  23. Back day. Kinda wanted to do all rows, in case you can't tell later on.

    2 scoops recoverpro right after class, waited 45 minutes then it was gym time!

    Lowered all weights just because my quality of workouts has gone down. Really wanted to focus.
    1 scoop ignite for pw.

    Reverse Grip Pulldowns SS w/ Wide Grip Pulldowns
    110 lbs x10 + 110 lbs x10
    (Still not a deep enough contraction)
    90 lbs x10 + 90 lbs x10
    90 lbs x10 + 90 lbs x10 (so pumped)
    90 lbs x8 + 90 lbs x6

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    Bent Over BB Rows
    135 lbs x14
    135 lbs x12
    Switched to suicide grip
    135 lbs x12
    135 lbs x12

    Isolateral Rows
    1 pps x16 (one arm at a time)
    1 pps + 25 x 12
    1 pps x20
    1 pps x16 (both arms)
    1 pps x16 (1 arm 4 reps then hold contraction while doing other arm 4 reps.)

    DB 1 Arm Rows (with an incline bench) squared up stance, not staggered. Keeps your spine in line and I feel a stronger contraction personally.
    35 lb x12
    35 lb x12
    35 lb x12
    35 lb x12

    Low Cable Rows (lean back when contracting to hit lower lats)
    110 lbs x12
    110 lbs x14
    110 lbs x12
    110 lbs x12

    Hammer Strength High Row (nice arch to hit lower lats)
    1 pps x12
    1 pps + 25 x12
    1 pps + 25 x12
    1 pps x12


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    4 caps TTA-500 and a huge plate of spaghetti, like literally I've never loaded a plate so high. Sipping more RecoverPro later as well.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Smolov Jr Second Day
    7 sets of 5 at 75%

    My insomnia was acting up, I didnt go to sleep til 7 am last night and I didn't wake up til like 4 pm. Worst time to go to the gym here so I waited til 630 ish. Have to say my stomach was pretty darn empty when I took my scoop of ignite. Took 2 scoops Lemon RecoverPro for obvious reasons.

    some rotator cuff warm ups and jumped right to it
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    again, impressed by how effective the rep range was. After I racked my last press I felt drained yet throughout the workout I was in complete control of form.
    also equally impressed by how the energy from ignite just keeps on going til peak and levels out. Doesnt leave you high and dry with a crash which is something I appreciate a ton.

    Went to incline flyes mixed with incline db press
    40's x20 (just flyes)
    40's x15 flyes + 40's x7 press with rotation
    35's x15 flyes + 35's x8 press with rotation

    Seated Cable Chest Flyes
    70 x15
    70 x15
    70 x14

    Hammer Strength Incline Press
    1 pps x12
    2 pps x12
    70 lbs pps x 10 (failed)

    RecoverPro kept me satiated til it was time to leave. Then my stomach was growling like a lawnmower.
    Got home and took 4 caps of TTA-500 (I am only eating 1 big meal today)

    got 2 more of those sandwiches (flat bread, peanut butter and dried cranberry)
    2 chicken breasts
    1.5 cups broccoli
    2.5 cups mashed potatos
    gravy (I dont wanna know how much lol)
    gonna eat another portion, dont really know what but I need more calories
    Decided on two more sandwiches

    protein shake, think I am gonna go with the No Whey tonight.

    pic is on its way


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    looking full... see some veins starting in the shoulders... yeahhhh buddy

  25. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Back day. Kinda wanted to do all rows, in case you can't tell later on.

    2 scoops recoverpro right after class, waited 45 minutes then it was gym time!

    Lowered all weights just because my quality of workouts has gone down. Really wanted to focus.
    1 scoop ignite for pw.

    Reverse Grip Pulldowns SS w/ Wide Grip Pulldowns
    110 lbs x10 + 110 lbs x10
    (Still not a deep enough contraction)
    90 lbs x10 + 90 lbs x10
    90 lbs x10 + 90 lbs x10 (so pumped)
    90 lbs x8 + 90 lbs x6

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    Bent Over BB Rows
    135 lbs x14
    135 lbs x12
    Switched to suicide grip
    135 lbs x12
    135 lbs x12

    Isolateral Rows
    1 pps x16 (one arm at a time)
    1 pps + 25 x 12
    1 pps x20
    1 pps x16 (both arms)
    1 pps x16 (1 arm 4 reps then hold contraction while doing other arm 4 reps.)

    DB 1 Arm Rows (with an incline bench) squared up stance, not staggered. Keeps your spine in line and I feel a stronger contraction personally.
    35 lb x12
    35 lb x12
    35 lb x12
    35 lb x12

    Low Cable Rows (lean back when contracting to hit lower lats)
    110 lbs x12
    110 lbs x14
    110 lbs x12
    110 lbs x12

    Hammer Strength High Row (nice arch to hit lower lats)
    1 pps x12
    1 pps + 25 x12
    1 pps + 25 x12
    1 pps x12


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    4 caps TTA-500 and a huge plate of spaghetti, like literally I've never loaded a plate so high. Sipping more RecoverPro later as well.
    Great back shape and thickness

  26. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill

    looking full... see some veins starting in the shoulders... yeahhhh buddy
    Thanks man! I love finding new veins

    Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill

    Great back shape and thickness
    Meh I need width now, it's better than being flat though!

  27. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    Thanks man! I love finding new veins



    Meh I need width now, it's better than being flat though!
    be proud!

  28. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill

    be proud!
    I'll be proud in August! I think I am going to try and do the Dorian. Found a coach here locally and just gonna play it by ear. Pretty stoked

  29. Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia View Post
    I'll be proud in August! I think I am going to try and do the Dorian. Found a coach here locally and just gonna play it by ear. Pretty stoked
    there you go!!!!!

  30. Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill View Post
    there you go!!!!!
    yeah I think he got second at the Texas Nationals or something like that, he was talking to me while I was doing leg extensions so my hearing was a little fuzzy hahahaha
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