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    I was lucky enough to grab a spot in PNI's new Triple Threat Challenge, using their full like up for 4 straight weeks. Stick around, this is going to be interesting.

    Luke_PNI has dedicated his time to help with diet and has put together a training program which I will use for the 4 weeks.

    Ok so starting stats 5'11 180 lbs. I've been training for 6 years with varying levels of intensity. At this time I am bulking, and going for as much body weight gain as I can put on.

    For supplementation I will be using paragon, prodigy, thermadex, MCC, BCAAs in the morning (I train fasted, no other way) and orange triad. I will be getting all my protein and carbs (as of right now) from whole foods.


    A little about me:
    I am 23 years old and work full time and go to college part time at UCF. I am finishing up my degree and moving on to medical school (fingers crossed) if I don't completely flop my mcat this semester.
    I work in a behavioral health unit as I wanted to get accustomed to working with the mentally ill to make sure I'm compatible with the idea of psychiatry.
    In high school I rowed and that begun my addiction to fitness. My boat went to our nationals but ended with a tragic malfunction of hardware...
    After high school I decided to lift weights seriously in college and grew to just about 200 pounds and lost it due to being almost completely broke 100% of the time. Now that I have a full time job and about an hour every few days to dedicate to training I can focus hard and get up to where I want to be which is a lean 205.




    I will be updating this thread as often as possible with my progress, pictures, funny stuff, serious stuff, etc. I just joined AM and so far everyone seems intelligent and after learning and progressing. I look forward to talking with you all and sharing thoughts.

    Pictures are going to be posted today to get a good idea of where I am at.

    Thanks for reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by manstr View Post
    I was lucky enough to grab a spot in PNI's new Triple Threat Challenge, using their full like up for 4 straight weeks. Stick around, this is going to be interesting.

    Luke_PNI has dedicated his time to help with diet and has put together a training program which I will use for the 4 weeks.

    Ok so starting stats 5'11 180 lbs. I've been training for 6 years with varying levels of intensity. At this time I am bulking, and going for as much body weight gain as I can put on.

    For supplementation I will be using paragon, prodigy, thermadex, MCC, BCAAs in the morning (I train fasted, no other way) and orange triad. I will be getting all my protein and carbs (as of right now) from whole foods.

    A little about me:
    I am 23 years old and work full time and go to college part time at UCF. I am finishing up my degree and moving on to medical school (fingers crossed) if I don't completely flop my mcat this semester.
    I work in a behavioral health unit as I wanted to get accustomed to working with the mentally ill to make sure I'm compatible with the idea of psychiatry.
    In high school I rowed and that begun my addiction to fitness. My boat went to our nationals but ended with a tragic malfunction of hardware...
    After high school I decided to lift weights seriously in college and grew to just about 200 pounds and lost it due to being almost completely broke 100% of the time. Now that I have a full time job and about an hour every few days to dedicate to training I can focus hard and get up to where I want to be which is a lean 205.

    I will be updating this thread as often as possible with my progress, pictures, funny stuff, serious stuff, etc. I just joined AM and so far everyone seems intelligent and after learning and progressing. I look forward to talking with you all and sharing thoughts.

    Pictures are going to be posted today to get a good idea of where I am at.

    Thanks for reading


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    These are the before pictures taken yesterday upon waking at 180.
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    The pictures taken after my first workout today don't want to load so I'll throw them up later.

    My workout today went as follows:



    WG pull ups bw
    6
    6
    6

    WG bb row
    185 x 6
    185 x 6
    205 x 7

    Underhand pull down
    140 x 8
    150 x 6
    160 x 5

    DB row
    80 x 7
    105 x 6
    110 x 5

    Rack pulls
    225 x 7
    275 x 6
    325 x 5

    Rear delt bent lateral raise
    25 x 6
    30 x 6
    30 x 6

    Rope face pull
    60 x 6
    80 x 6
    90 x 6

    Abs:
    Hanging knee to elbows 2 x 10
    Hanging leg raises 2 x 10
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    Training day 2

    Chest and front delts
    I decided I didn't want to do legs after a heavy back day to reduce hurting my lower back. I did a heavy/rep day with chest to supplement having a heavy back day the day before. I decided that I will have to deviate sometimes between my workouts and Luke's workouts just due to work restraints and the gym which I use half the time doesn't have too many options.

    Db bench
    80 x 12
    105 x 8
    110 x 6

    Incline db bench
    70 x 12
    80 x 10
    80 x 10

    Machine fly
    120 x 15
    130 x 14
    140 x 12

    Decline db fly (tried to imitate high cable crossovers)
    25 x 12
    25x 12

    Db press
    60 x 12
    70 x 12

    Seated Db lateral raise
    30 x 12
    30 x 12




    The workout went well. My focus was on point and endurance matched it. Blueberry flavoring for prodigy is very good and not overpowering like some I've had in the past. I can't wait for the paragon to really kick into gear. As for the thermadex, I think I'm sticking to one cap as it is making me super hyper. This is early on but everything seems to be working as intended.
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    Here we go dude !!
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    Training day 3 (2/28) Legs

    Leg Press
    8plates x 12
    10 x 6
    10 x 7

    Hack squat
    2 plates x 10
    2 x 10
    4 x 8

    Leg curl
    25 x 12
    25 x 12

    Split squat
    85 x 12
    85 x 12

    Seated Calf press
    190 x 15 (slow down, rest 15 sec)
    190 x 15


    Haven't weighed myself, but I feel like I'm gaining a lot of weight. I usually stay away from some of the lifts on this program, so I'm also pretty sore after every workout so far.
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    Training day 4 (3/1) Arms

    DB alt curl
    40 x 12
    45 x 10
    55 x 6

    CGBP
    135 x 15
    185 x 6
    205 x 4
    225 x 1

    Seated db hammers (incline)
    35 x 12
    40 x 10
    45 x 8

    Seated dips
    +180 x 12
    +270 x 10
    +320 x 5

    HS Single arm preachers
    45 x 10
    45 x 10

    Cable kickbacks
    15 x 15
    20 x 10

    Seated calf raise
    65 x 10 (15 sec rest at bottom)

    Standing calf raise
    140 x 10


    Workouts have been great so far. Pump and energy are very nice, and like I said last post I am feeling super big right now. A little fat gain from the heavy diet eating huge meals like 5x a day. Anyway I want to state the fat burner is freaking intense and I can't take it any less than 10 hours before bed time I've learned. Awesome products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_PNI View Post
    Here we go dude !!
    Hell yeah so far so good!
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    Also, are we required to take flexed pictures by the end of the log?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manstr View Post
    Also, are we required to take flexed pictures by the end of the log?
    100% up to you. Its your log my friend
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    Phew ok busy weekend with work and all but I have time on break right now so I'll put up my past two workouts

    Monday 3/4 Back rear delt

    Bb supine grip row

    185 x 12
    205 x 10
    225 x 8

    WG pull downs

    130 x 13
    140 x 11
    140 x 10

    Single arm machine row
    100 x 12
    100 x 12
    110 x 12

    Straight arm pull down

    70 x 20
    105 x 16
    105 x 16

    Face down inline rear db raise

    25 x 9
    20 x 12

    Rope face pulls

    110 x 20
    110 x 20


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    Tuesday 3/5 Chest front delt

    Db bench press

    105 x 6
    105 x 6
    110 x 4

    Incline db bench

    70 x 15
    80 x 13

    Incline fly

    25 x 20
    25 x 20

    Seated db press

    70 x 12
    70 x 10

    Leaning db side raise

    25 x 12
    30 x 12

    SS

    Upright row

    75 x 15
    75 x 15


    I have to improvise some of these workouts made by Luke due to gym I train in half the time, but I'm having great workouts regardless. I weighed myself today for ****s and giggles and I was pretty shocked. Every day at the same time I weigh myself and it is usually pretty consistent, but I haven't weighed myself in a few days. Anyway I'll get on the scale again tomorrow or Thursday and see if it was just a fluke.
    Hope everyone had a good weekend and start to their week. I know I'll be missing the weights tomorrow.
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    Thursday 3/7 legs

    Overall bad workout today. Intensity wasn't as high as I'd have liked it, and the fact that the gym was full of older women wasn't helping. I used what was available to the best of my abilities.

    Goblet squats

    110 x 20
    110 x 20
    110 x 20


    Leg press

    200 x 12
    200 x 12
    200 x 12

    Front squat (lucky to grab bb)

    135 x 10
    135 x 10


    Db calf raises

    70 x 20
    70 x 20


    Disappointing day



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    Friday 3/8 arms

    Cgbp

    135 x 12
    185 x 8
    205 x 6
    225 x 2


    Db alt curl

    40 x 15
    45 x 12
    50 x 12
    60 x 8


    Machine straight bar push downs

    180 x 8
    180 x 8
    180 x 8


    Db hammer curls

    40 x 12
    45 x 12
    50 x 10


    Db kickbacks

    40 x 14
    45 x 12


    1 hand bb reverse curl

    45 x 15
    45 x 15


    Really intense workout today. Friend showed up to the gym and was able to help me keep up my focus. Weighed myself again and I'm at 186 *.* up 6 pounds.
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    Sick as a dog today. Woke up to vomit and right back to sleep.
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    Took two days off. Today I did a light accessory workout to see if I'm all good. Felt light headed throughout the workout and stomach is churning. Worst time for a sickness ever.
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    No updates because I've been sick. Turns out I was not ready to workout even though I couldn't handle taking that long off the contest. I will workout tomorrow, hopefully at full pace. I have been able to eat about 500 calories a day for the last several days. Here's to looking forward to recovering.
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    Okay! No longer sick and have been getting back into the thick of it.

    Back rear delts

    Bw pull-ups

    8
    8
    8


    Wide grip bb rows

    135 x 12
    155 x 10
    185 x 8
    185 x 8


    Close grip chins

    10
    10
    10


    Db rows

    80 x 15
    105 x 8
    110 x 8


    Rope face pulls

    50 x 12
    60 x 12
    60 x 12


    Bent rear delt fly

    25 x 12
    25 x 10
    25 x 7


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    Chest and front delts

    Incline db bench

    70 x 20
    80 x 15
    80 x 15


    Weighted Dips (leaning forward)

    +45 x 12
    +80 x 10
    +80 x 8



    Db pullovers

    50 x 20
    60 x 20
    60 x 20


    Machine flyes

    120 x 15
    130 x 12
    140 x 10


    Db front raises

    30 x 15
    35 x 12
    35 x 12


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    Throughout these two past workouts I have been feeling great to get back in the gym but still a bit lightheaded during and after.


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    Legs

    Front squat

    135 x 12
    155 x 10
    185 x 8
    185 x 8


    Leg extensions

    70 x 12
    80 x 12
    90 x 15
    90 x 15


    Widow makers front squat

    135 to failure


    Machine calf press

    140 x 10 (5 second negative 15 sec pause at bottom)
    Same thing ^

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    It looks like I won't be able to complete with anyone else as far as weight gained from this as I ate one meal a day for 4 days. Oh well the experience was very nice to have and I'm looking forward to these last several workouts I have left.
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    Last few workouts to post, and then progress. This is it.
    Arms

    Db cross body hammers

    30 x 12
    35 x 12
    40 x 10
    45 x 8

    Machine push downs

    90 x 12
    140 x 12
    150 x 10
    150 x 8


    90 degree preacher db curls
    25 x 12
    30 x 10
    35 x 8

    Machine rope triceps extension
    60 x 12
    60 x 10
    60 x 10


    Sitting db alternate curls
    30 x 12
    35 x 12
    60 x 4 (wanted to go heavy idk why)


    Db kickbacks
    40 x 14
    45 x 12
    50 x 12 . . .

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    Back

    HS supine pull downs

    90 x 15
    180 x 12
    230 x 10
    230 x 10


    Cable rows

    110 x 12
    120 x 12
    130 x 10
    140 x 6


    Lat pull down

    80 x 12
    90 x 12
    100 x 12


    Yates rows

    135 x 12
    185 x 10
    205 x 8


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    So progress has been coming steady even after the sickness. I finished today at 186 pounds in the morning. That's a 6 pound overall gain with minimal fat gain IMO.
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    The last two photos are no pump in morning, first three are post workout.

    180 lb to 186 lb gain - 6 pound gain
    All lifts improved - chest lifts most improved, back lifts the least
    Bodyfat seems the same to me - probably sitting at around 12-13%
    Daily caloric intake -~4100 cals 50/35/15. I ended up getting some whey protein to get in 25-30 g extra a day after whole foods.

    Paragon taken 35 min pre workout, and then twice more before bed, making sure to split doses evenly throughout day Prodigy taken 35 min pre workout and before work on non workout days. Thermadex taken upon waking on non workout days and 6 hours after workouts.
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    way to go man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_PNI View Post
    way to go man!
    Thanks man. I could honestly see myself gaining 2-3 more pounds if I didn't get sick in the middle like I did. Ah well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manstr View Post
    Thanks man. I could honestly see myself gaining 2-3 more pounds if I didn't get sick in the middle like I did. Ah well.
    I bet man! Continue on and make it happen !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_PNI View Post

    I bet man! Continue on and make it happen !
    188 today. Front squatted 225 yesterday pr
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