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  1. WORKOUT - DEADLIFT
    Deadlifts
    250x5
    280x3
    315x1 (I was shaking horribly just to get this up. I've done this for 3 reps using alternating grip. After finishing the first rep I did a 20 sec rest-pause but couldn't muster the strength to move it again. I was pretty pissed off to say the least.)

    Leg Press (narrow feet)
    200x10
    250x10
    280x10

    Good Mornings
    45x20
    65x20
    75x20
    *Never done these before. Great activation in glutes and hams!

    Cable Crunch
    40x20
    70x15
    70x11

    DB Side Bends
    30x20
    40x20
    45x17

    OBSERVATIONS
    Well today was disappointing. I know my lack of sleep is going to be detrimental to my strength gains, but damn if I'm not feeling weaker. My grip on deadlifts isn't allowing me to go my full potential because with straps, I can easily pull 50lbs more. Even using an alternating grip doesn't help much. I did enjoy the core work though, I think it's going to help tremendously.
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html


  2. Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post
    WORKOUT - DEADLIFT
    Deadlifts
    250x5
    280x3
    315x1 (I was shaking horribly just to get this up. I've done this for 3 reps using alternating grip. After finishing the first rep I did a 20 sec rest-pause but couldn't muster the strength to move it again. I was pretty pissed off to say the least.)

    Leg Press (narrow feet)
    200x10
    250x10
    280x10

    Good Mornings
    45x20
    65x20
    75x20
    *Never done these before. Great activation in glutes and hams!

    Cable Crunch
    40x20
    70x15
    70x11

    DB Side Bends
    30x20
    40x20
    45x17

    OBSERVATIONS
    Well today was disappointing. I know my lack of sleep is going to be detrimental to my strength gains, but damn if I'm not feeling weaker. My grip on deadlifts isn't allowing me to go my full potential because with straps, I can easily pull 50lbs more. Even using an alternating grip doesn't help much. I did enjoy the core work though, I think it's going to help tremendously.
    Yeah I hate losing a DL rep simply because my fingers crapped out.... alternating grip has helped, but I can't get the hook grip for anything ...
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/powerlifting-strongman/240580-road-derby-cup.html
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by LizKing531 View Post

    Yeah I hate losing a DL rep simply because my fingers crapped out.... alternating grip has helped, but I can't get the hook grip for anything ...
    I especially hate when I don't improve my DL because I feel that's the biggest indicator of increased strength.
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  4. Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post

    I especially hate when I don't improve my DL because I feel that's the biggest indicator of increased strength.
    Yeah i understand ya. I've been doing the Boring But Big 531 template and that seems to really give my grip strength a boost - the combo of deadlifts and hanging leg raises hammer my arms and hands
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/powerlifting-strongman/240580-road-derby-cup.html

  5. I got my routine fleshed out based on Wendler's idea of what the best way to build strength is. He kinda leaves some exercises up for choosing and instead specifies what muscle should be worked. So I want to run it by you guys to make sure the exercises I chose makes sense.

    DAY 1 - SQUAT
    BB Back Squat: 5/3/1
    SLDL: 50%x10, 60%x10, 70%x10
    *Accessory work is 3 sets of 10-20
    DB Lunges
    Glute Ham Raise
    Standing Calf Raise
    Hanging Knee Raise

    DAY 2 - BENCH PRESS
    Flat BB Bench Press: 5/3/1
    Incline BB Bench Press: 50%x10, 60%x10, 70%x10
    *Accessory work is 3 sets of 10-20
    T-bar Rows
    HS High Rows
    Chins
    Lying DB Extensions

    DAY 3 - DEADLIFT
    BB Deadlifts: 5/3/1
    Leg Press (narrow feet): 50%x10, 60%x10, 70%x10
    *Accessory work is 3 sets of 10-20
    Good Mornings
    Cable Crunches
    DB Side Bends

    DAY 4 - PRESS
    Military Press: 5/3/1
    Close-grip Bench Press: 50%x10, 60%x10, 70%x10
    *Accessory work is 3 sets of 10-20
    One Arm DB Rows
    HS Shrugs
    Dips
    Alternating Hammer Curls
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html
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  6. FOOD
    Calories: 2453
    Protein: 270
    Carbs: 112
    Fats: 101
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  7. WORKOUT - PRESS
    Shoulder Press
    95x5
    110x3
    120x3

    Close-grip Bench Press
    95x10
    105x10
    115x10

    One-arm DB Rows
    40x20

    Dips
    BWx20 (PR)
    *Highlight of the week! The MOST I've done is 10 but today I felt extremely light. Repped out 20 like it was nothing! I've either lost weight our gotten stronger...or both. :-)

    Alt Hammer Curls
    20x20

    Cardio
    Treadmill - 30 min Walk (inc 6 / spd 4) 2 miles / 300 cal HR 158

    Got to the gym late which is why I only did 1 set of the accessory work. Really just wanted to get the feel of how the exercises flowed this week anyway. But even so, I had a nice pump overall. Tomorrow is my off day (will try to get some cardio in) and then Sunday I weigh in and measure. Big refeed afterwards!
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  8. There's really only one thing I have to say today...my obliques are sore as fok!
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  9. Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post
    There's really only one thing I have to say today...my obliques are sore as fok!
    Nothin wrong with that!
    Purus labs Rep
    doin it mountain dog style in here come along for the shred fest-http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/229302-danbs-mountain-dog.html

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post

    Nothin wrong with that!
    It's definitely a good thing...I'm just moving around like an old man. I honestly don't think I've ever done direct oblique exercises before. Those side bends are killer!
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  11. Nice job on killing those dips. I love when dips feel incredibly light. Nice work man.
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  12. MEASUREMENTS
    Weight: 184 (-3lbs from last week)
    I'm not gonna bother putting my measurements up because everything is literally the exact same from 2 weeks ago. But I guess that's to be expected since I had spent a week out of the gym and eating like crap when the baby came. I did drop the 3lbs I gained that week so I'd say I'm happy to be where I'm at to start this next 4 week cycle.

    I've got my diet dialed in, my routine is top notch, and I expect to see some excellent results coming over these next 4 weeks.

    Personally, I don't see any difference in my pics. Kinda disappointing because I feel like I'm such a long ways away from where I want to be.

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    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  13. Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post
    MEASUREMENTS
    Weight: 184 (-3lbs from last week)
    I'm not gonna bother putting my measurements up because everything is literally the exact same from 2 weeks ago. But I guess that's to be expected since I had spent a week out of the gym and eating like crap when the baby came. I did drop the 3lbs I gained that week so I'd say I'm happy to be where I'm at to start this next 4 week cycle.

    I've got my diet dialed in, my routine is top notch, and I expect to see some excellent results coming over these next 4 weeks.

    Personally, I don't see any difference in my pics. Kinda disappointing because I feel like I'm such a long ways away from where I want to be.

    BEFORE
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    AFTER
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    AFTER
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    Nice weigh in bro. Life events like that are rough on gym and diet but don't sweat it at all man. Life happens. I imagine you are really enjoying that new little one.

    I can see some definition improvements especially in chest and back and even in your midsection. The body composition in the afters really shows improvement. That erase pro seems to be showing its hardening benefits for you. Nice work bro.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by LiveToLift View Post

    Nice weigh in bro. Life events like that are rough on gym and diet but don't sweat it at all man. Life happens. I imagine you are really enjoying that new little one.
    Absolutely! :-D
    Quote Originally Posted by LiveToLift View Post
    I can see some definition improvements especially in chest and back and even in your midsection. The body composition in the afters really shows improvement. That erase pro seems to be showing its hardening benefits for you. Nice work bro.
    Well, I'm glad you're seeing it, my man, cuz I'm not lol. I guess I'm just wanting big changes fast. If after these next 4 weeks I'm not seeing a significant improvement in body comp, I'm going to have to seriously reevaluate my methods.

    Today is the first day of week 4. I dosed Alphamine, AE, MM, and Test Powder. Now I'm off to hit my legs and core (and I just recovered from my sides being sore lol).
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  15. Late, but subbed. will catch up when I wake up

  16. Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post
    Absolutely! :-D


    Well, I'm glad you're seeing it, my man, cuz I'm not lol. I guess I'm just wanting big changes fast. If after these next 4 weeks I'm not seeing a significant improvement in body comp, I'm going to have to seriously reevaluate my methods.

    Today is the first day of week 4. I dosed Alphamine, AE, and Test Powder. Now I'm off to hit my legs and core (and I just recovered from my sides being sore lol).
    Defo changes my friend. Look at the mid-section, especially the lower part, in the before and after photos and you see it flatter without any wobble in the after. Also, look at the arms in the after photo they a looking a lot leaner than the before. The fact you can see visible changes in 4 weeks without resorting to extremely low kcals is great. If you keep this up in another 4 weeks you will be looking pretty impressive.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post

    Defo changes my friend. Look at the mid-section, especially the lower part, in the before and after photos and you see it flatter without any wobble in the after. Also, look at the arms in the after photo they a looking a lot leaner than the before. The fact you can see visible changes in 4 weeks without resorting to extremely low kcals is great. If you keep this up in another 4 weeks you will be looking pretty impressive.
    Thanks Sags! It always helps to hear that others are seeing things I'm not. I guess we are our worst critics, huh.
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  18. Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post
    Thanks Sags! It always helps to hear that others are seeing things I'm not. I guess we are our worst critics, huh.
    We definitely are and generally very impatient. I was out of the gym for 6-7 months and lost significant muscle and accumulated considerable fat. In my naivety I thought, because I now an better informed and due to muscle memory, I will be able to reach where I was in 3-4 months of training. Six months later and I still probably need another couple of months. Doing it natty takes time because you have to have the right proportion of muscle and fat to look good.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by aceroni View Post
    Late, but subbed. will catch up when I wake up
    Glad to have ya, Ace!
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  20. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    We definitely are and generally very impatient. I was out of the gym for 6-7 months and lost significant muscle and accumulated considerable fat. In my naivety I thought, because I now an better informed and due to muscle memory, I will be able to reach where I was in 3-4 months of training. Six months later and I still probably need another couple of months. Doing it natty takes time because you have to have the right proportion of muscle and fat to look good.
    That seems to be my problem...too much fat, not enough muscle lol.
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  21. Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post

    That seems to be my problem...too much fat, not enough muscle lol.
    Someone once told me losing fat is like taking paper towels off a paper toll roll def changes going on keep it up bro
    Purus labs Rep
    doin it mountain dog style in here come along for the shred fest-http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/229302-danbs-mountain-dog.html

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post

    Someone once told me losing fat is like taking paper towels off a paper toll roll def changes going on keep it up bro
    Nice I am stealing that!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by d1sc1ple View Post

    Nice I am stealing that!
    Ha I stole it from him! He explains it much better than I do lol
    Purus labs Rep
    doin it mountain dog style in here come along for the shred fest-http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/229302-danbs-mountain-dog.html

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post

    Someone once told me losing fat is like taking paper towels off a paper toll roll def changes going on keep it up bro
    LOL...Thanks buddy! I guess it's easier to be optimistic for other people than it is for yourself. Gonna keep stripping the sheets! ;-)
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html

  25. WORKOUT - SQUAT (week 5 / day 1)

    BB Full Squat
    175x5
    200x5
    225x7

    SLDL
    115x10
    130x10
    155x10

    DB Lunges
    30x15
    30x12
    20x10

    Glute-Ham Raise
    BWx10
    BWx12
    BWx10
    *Holy hell! That's all I got to say about that

    Standing Calf Raise
    200x20
    200x15
    200x15

    Hanging Leg Raise
    BWx15
    BWx11
    BWx10

    OBSERVATIONS
    With only 4.5 hours of sleep I went into the gym armed with an optimized workout and my veins pumping a concoction of Test Powder, Muscle Marinade, Alphamine, and Anabeta Elite...I was ready to tear some shi7 up! I felt very strong and stable on my squats. No shaking, deep in it, slow down and exploded up. That's pretty much how I felt through the entire workout. The lunges, glute-ham raises, and hanging leg raises were all new exercises for me, but I felt confident with every rep. Definitely have jello legs now though lol!

    I've heard people talk about back pumps but it's not a term I'd heard until I started frequenting the Anabolic forums. Is that something that's specific for someone on gear or is it possible that one could get then natty. I'm actually not sure what it refers to, but I had such a muscular soreness in my lower back, not debilitating but kinda crampy/numbing feeling. Eventually it went away, but I was curious as to whether that's what I had.

    I didn't get any cardio in because of time constraints but I definitely burned some calories with this workout!

    I have to say I'm feeling particularly Alpha today. A sense of confidence and well-being that I haven't felt in a long time. Kinda cocky actually but I don't let it show. :-D

    Thanks to everyone who's kept me going; pushing me through the disappointments and lifting my head when I'm laying it low. The next 4 weeks are going to be ****ing mind-blowing!
    Where it all started

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/35-older/217572-one-can-never.html
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