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  1. Quote Originally Posted by machorox123 View Post
    Subbed. How dos yu hurt ya bicep? Deads?
    Actually not really sure. It like developed in the span of 3 days and kept getting worse.
    I believe my arm got over extended in a machine-cable preacher curl thing lol
    It was bad and I just worked through it for the past 10 weeks. I took 3 weeks off from training and it just did not heal.

    In any case it seems to be healed now (almost 14 weeks later), but am not pushing it on any bicep workouts for a while--not like I can anyway because I am doing 5 weeks of volume.

    oh, and thanks for joining the thread, not a whole lot of people have managed to drop a line.
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  2. Its cuz yur new.. Jus keep up the good work. Yur solid lookin and deff pushin some serious weight
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  3. Btw rest is te best thing for injuries.. Taking a lil while off the gym is the best feeling when yu back in there nice and rested.. Like I been going to gym 5x week for a while now but woke up feeling a lil sick and half way through my workout I jus crashed hard. Coudlnt grind out those last few reps like i usually do..Felt like I was gnna die.. So ima sleep in tomorrow an Saturday and jus bum it out all weekend and crush the weights on Sunday

  4. I get plenty of wrest bud,
    just took a week off.
    Rest is very important we make sure we get it
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  5. Good. What's yur cycle history look like?
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by machorox123 View Post
    Good. What's yur cycle history look like?
    will pm
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by kBrown

    thanks for the welcome. I may be sticking around. still getting a feel for the community here.

    I have been lifting for over 10 years.

    Within the past 6 months I have decided I want to start competing, so am working towards that end now.
    10 years. Nice.
    I'm looking at your workouts. That's some solid volume. Good stuff!
    Check out my current log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/195262-iforce-tropinol-testabolan.html

  8. Quote Originally Posted by kBrown View Post
    Actually not really sure. It like developed in the span of 3 days and kept getting worse.
    I believe my arm got over extended in a machine-cable preacher curl thing lol
    It was bad and I just worked through it for the past 10 weeks. I took 3 weeks off from training and it just did not heal.

    In any case it seems to be healed now (almost 14 weeks later), but am not pushing it on any bicep workouts for a while--not like I can anyway because I am doing 5 weeks of volume.

    oh, and thanks for joining the thread, not a whole lot of people have managed to drop a line.
    Could be tendonitis.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    Could be tendonitis.
    Perhaps, I am very sure it was an injury though. In any case it seems to be gone now. BUt, I am not gonna push it too hard yet and risk bringing it back. Whatever it was made many of my workouts hell
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by UKNoko View Post
    10 years. Nice.
    I'm looking at your workouts. That's some solid volume. Good stuff!
    Thanks.
    I am not a big fan of volume, but have to switch it up and hopefully I will see some descent gains over the next 5 weeks. After the 5 weeks I will go back to the heavy weights.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by kBrown View Post
    Thanks.
    I am not a big fan of volume, but have to switch it up and hopefully I will see some descent gains over the next 5 weeks. After the 5 weeks I will go back to the heavy weights.
    And how do you find it working? I need to switch around my training for next few weeks and was looking into doing some variation of GVT.
    Check out my current log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/195262-iforce-tropinol-testabolan.html

  12. Quote Originally Posted by UKNoko View Post
    And how do you find it working? I need to switch around my training for next few weeks and was looking into doing some variation of GVT.
    It isn't bad, like you indicated you cant do the same routine forever, have to switch it up.
    I am getting very sore from the volume workouts, and it is only week 1 so I can not judge growth. I can say that I do not find it as satisfying as heavy training.
    However, over a few weeks I may grow to like it more because I will keep my sets progressive and increase the weight per week.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by kBrown

    It isn't bad, like you indicated you cant do the same routine forever, have to switch it up.
    I am getting very sore from the volume workouts, and it is only week 1 so I can not judge growth. I can say that I do not find it as satisfying as heavy training.
    However, over a few weeks I may grow to like it more because I will keep my sets progressive and increase the weight per week.
    Yeah, I love to go as heavy as it's currently possible for me. But I got to decide on the new routine for next month anyway.

    After few weeks your switching back to heavy?
    I'll keep looking at your log to see how this works out for you.
    Check out my current log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/195262-iforce-tropinol-testabolan.html

  14. Quote Originally Posted by UKNoko View Post
    Yeah, I love to go as heavy as it's currently possible for me. But I got to decide on the new routine for next month anyway.

    After few weeks your switching back to heavy?
    I'll keep looking at your log to see how this works out for you.
    Finishing up week 1 right now of volume...only have deadlifts to do. So, 4 more weeks of volume training then back to heavy.
    Will be an interesting 4 weeks.
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  15. Squat Day

    Barbell Squat
    135lbs - 10 sets of 10 reps

    Leg Curls
    150 lbs - 3 sets of 15 reps

    Calf Raises

    mile walk to gym, and back. Loosened me up.

    Nothing special, nor heavy. But, those 100 squats--even at that light weight--put a hurting on me
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  16. Another day of reps... I am aching all over. Probably should have saved Deadlifts for Sunday but did not want my back to be too tight before doing chest--wanted to be as fresh as possible

    Anyway obviously I kept it pretty low, but rest between sets pretty short:
    Deadlifts: 155lbs - 10x10 (100 reps)

    Stomach Cybex machine 100lbs - 10x10
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  17. My body aches terribly.
    Looking forward to chest tomorrow !
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  18. Woke up this morning, house freezing, and I must say I am just as sore I was yesterday. At least my upper body is well rested, but my lower is screaming still
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  19. Okay boys, today's workout was a miserable failure. And I feel like complete death after lifting. We cut it short and will probably hit chest again thursday (weighted dips and pushups) because today simply sucked. However I stuck with the routine as much as possible--but I did not succeed in one single lift!

    Warmup: 135lbs - 10 reps
    225lbs - 10 reps
    315lbs - 1 rep

    Working Sets: the + # means that I received a spot for the reps after the + sign

    355lbs (6 reps + 4 reps). I thought for sure I would get 10, but no where close. I am not sure if it was because the 20lbs jump was too much or just an 'off' day because of well any number of things (perhaps deadlifts on Saturday was a bad idea).

    335lbs: 7 reps + 4 reps

    325lbs: 6 reps + 4 reps

    315lbs: 4 reps + 3 reps -- rest + 2 reps

    This was HORRIBLE! Next week I will use the same weights and try to get more reps each set...

    Incline bench:
    250lbs: 8 + 2 reps
    245lbs: 8 + 2 reps

    At this point we said screw it...we felt like crap and were discouraged as hell. Live to fight another day. Will do heavy dips Thursday to try to hit the chest again
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  20. maybe doing Deadlifts on Saturday is a bad idea... Hell we were still sore on Monday... Even though it isn't chest, maybe just being fatigued took a lil gas from us...maybe i am just looking for excuses
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by kBrown View Post
    maybe doing Deadlifts on Saturday is a bad idea... Hell we were still sore on Monday... Even though it isn't chest, maybe just being fatigued took a lil gas from us...maybe i am just looking for excuses
    I think you hit the nail on the head. The neural component of dead lifts is so great that even though its a lower body dominant movement and incorporates little that (would seem) to do with the bench press...it is so neurally demanding that it will affect your lifts the next day or even the day after.

    Br

  22. Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    I think you hit the nail on the head. The neural component of dead lifts is so great that even though its a lower body dominant movement and incorporates little that (would seem) to do with the bench press...it is so neurally demanding that it will affect your lifts the next day or even the day after.

    Br
    Makes sense,
    going to do Deads on Wed this week...
    Which I am sure will negatively impact my shoulder routine--especially sense we do standing shoulders but hell. Gotta have a sacrifice in ther esomewhere
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  23. Eat and sleep. Food on the plate = weight on the bar.

  24. Tuesday - Back Day.

    Warmup:
    Barbell Bendover Row: 135lbs 2 sets of 8
    Working Sets- 190lbs
    Set 1 - 10 reps
    Set 2 - 12 reps
    Set 3 - 12 reps
    Set 4 - 10 reps rest 3 secs + 3 reps

    Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Front lat pull (first time using this machine, probably going to use it more often) Weight: 2-45lbs plates on each side
    Set 1: 5 reps --- ouch
    Set 2: 10 reps
    Set 3: 6 reps + 2 with spot

    Pullups: 8 reps -- my partner didn't want to do anymore... ****er

    DB Pull over:
    100lbs - 9 reps
    85lbs - 11 reps
    85lbs - 9 + 1 rep


    Rest ~ 5 mins?

    Arms:
    Straight bar 80lbs
    4 sets of 12 reps

    21s - 50lbs - 4 sets

    Reverse curl 40lbs - 4 sets of 10 reps.
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  25. Decided to go to the gym AGAIN today. Just to do deadlifts. Figured we would knock them out today, and rest Wed. This way we aren't too dead for Thursday and don't have bench issues again on Monday.
    Stuck with my rules and did a small weight increase--and still did the volume.
    165lbs - 10 sets of 10 reps.

    then did some stomach on a Cybex Modular Abdominal machine (this thing is killer).

    Anyway, I know my deadlifts aren't very impressive. but I assure you 100 reps of any weight gets painful. But my deadlifts do need plentyyyy of work.
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by kBrown View Post
    Decided to go to the gym AGAIN today. Just to do deadlifts. Figured we would knock them out today, and rest Wed. This way we aren't too dead for Thursday and don't have bench issues again on Monday.
    Stuck with my rules and did a small weight increase--and still did the volume.
    165lbs - 10 sets of 10 reps.

    then did some stomach on a Cybex Modular Abdominal machine (this thing is killer).

    Anyway, I know my deadlifts aren't very impressive. but I assure you 100 reps of any weight gets painful. But my deadlifts do need plentyyyy of work.
    You are a thick dude.

    Are you resetting grip with each rep on the dead lifts or touching and going?

    Br

  28. Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    You are a thick dude.

    Are you resetting grip with each rep on the dead lifts or touching and going?

    Br
    My grip varies a bit with each set (sometimes wider, sometimes closer)
    but my feet stay wide and my grip is the same per rep.

    And yeah I am kinda thick, the week of drinking in panama caused me to drop from ~204 to 200 and right now I am 198 !!!
    Those pics were taken last night.

    Also, can't pose for **** going to watch some educational videos on that this week.
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  29. A nice day of rest...
    Tomorrow shoulders -- and videos!
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  30. Does nobody read this thread?
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