Looking leaner Hyde for sure.. Also see your rocking that shirt from the little lady!!!
Arms look like a road map bubba! Nice pushpress champ.
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Day 22 (199.6lbs)
Woke up this morning after only 4.5 hrs of sleep to start smashing some o/t at work. Lots of work+low sleep+mass fx means stupid hunger & accompanying weight gain, so I don't think the leanness I woke up with today will follow suit tomorrow
Gonna go hit a heavy box squat single now & go to bed for work early tomorrow as well; probably gonna save the back attack for tomorrow since I'm dead. Going to the Cards vs. Cubs game with the gal & her madre, so looking forward to a rest tomorrow evening.
Last night was busy as all get-out with work & everything, but got into the gym around 9 for the light squat today (picking up right where I left off last week) & arms - decided to switch my ancient arm routine up for an old heavy-ass 5x5 routine that shouldn't work on paper but can provide some serious muscle shock if done right. All sets performed 1 set A exercise, followed by the paired B exercise, the repeat. Arms were fried way more than usual.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 305x1
A EZ Bar Curl 50x13, 70x10, 100x5x5 sets
B CGBP 135x15, 185x5, 225x5x5
A Seated Alt Db Curl 50s x5x5
B Weighted Dips BW+50x5, 60x5, 65x5x3
A Straightbar Tri Pressdown 70x15, 80x12, 10, 10
B Straightbar Cable Curl 42.5x15, 50x12, 12, 12
where are you located? my wifes brother and i are both big cards fans!!! while my wife is a cubs fan, lol.
No lift yesterday; woke at 4:30 for overtime work at 5:30, visited my dad after I got off around noon, & rushed home to clean up & met the gf's mom for the first time @ 3:30, so that filled the day unfortunately. And Cards lost by 1 run *smhs*. Good news is work & seeing Dad was great, awesome meal bought by the gf, her mom loved me, game was great & last night/this morning was ridiculously great. Took that gal out for bfast today. Thanks Mass FX
Gonna go hit my heavy partial negative squat & hammer some back attack out!
Day 24 (200.4 lbs)
Today got fed pretty decent, feeling really good. We layed a new tune on my vette today, and it runs harder than ever. Cleaned it up good, and enjoyed lots of cruising in the perfect weather while we dialed the tune in. Plus lots of quality time with the gf, so really had a positive attitude coming into the gym tonight. Timed Mass FX well with the late workout, so that had to help - the weight felt pretty light all night, and I was able to keep my pace up better than usual.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1
Begin Controlled Negative to 2/3 of Parallel, then Explode Up 345x1, 385x1, 425x1
Chinups BW x12, 11, 10, 8
Widegrip HS Rows 90/side x12, 135x10, 180x6, 160x8
Neutral Grip Tbar Rows 90x12, 135x12, 160x12, 185x10, 135x10
Looking good Hyde!
Steady gains, good job
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Day 26 (196.7lbs)
Weight has dropped last two days; haven't been this light in a year (and before any cycles, ever). Drastically leaner & more muscular at this weight now vs. a year ago, & waaaay stronger. Feels good. Weighed 198.0 yesterday morning & lighter still today, & I triple checked the scale. That being said, strength is only up - benched 275 yesterday at a sub-200lb bodyweight, and I almost tried for a double. It went up smooth, & felt like more was there. Personal best is 285 4 months ago, on cycle, weighing 217. Bet I could do the 285 now, off-cycle, while 20lbs lighter.
Score one for dedicated diet/training/supplementation, & score a big one for Mass FX - been able to steadily progress in my Smolov squat cycle without a hiccup as the loads become increasingly more serious for me, even while leaning slightly. And def no loss of muscle.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1, 360x3
Bb Flatbench 135x11, 185x5, 205x5, 225x5, 245x5, 275x1 (at under 200lb bw, for first time ever)
Db Flatbench 85s x12, 10, 75s x15
Dips BW x15, 13, 14
Cable Flyes from Low Pin 50/side x12, 12, 10
supersetted with Facepulls for 12-15 reps 4 sets, idk weight
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1, 365x1, 405x1 (felt lighter than ever, at a lighter bodyweight, & past parallel)
Bb Curl 45x15, 75x12, 105x5x5
Ez Bar Incline Tri Extension 50x15, 70x12, 12, 10
Seated Alt Db Curl 50s x5x5
Straightbar Tricep Pressdown 70x16, 85x10, 9
Straightbar Cable Curl 50x12, 57.5x12, 65x8
Rope Tri Pressdown 40x13, 15
Kept tri's light today since I did chest yesterday & knew they were too shot for 5x5 - bi's, however, got the full fury & was able to bump the heavy curl to a more appropriately difficult 105. Tomorrow is offday. Thursday will be last day on Mass FX Light squat day, speed deads, & back)
There's so much squatting in this thread idk what to do with myself! The loss of bw/bf while maintaining and/or getting stronger is great! Albeit you cleaned your diet up and stuck with it! Great progress hyde
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