The Primordial Off-Season Adventure of SnagencyV2.0

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    deflect them to "How much do you squat?"
    I think the biggest problem is that I rarely have a training partner. I can push myself on Squat or DL regardless, but that's not the case with bench.
    lol..
    i rarely (almost never) have a training partner myself - that's how much confidence i have in tossing heavy weight on bench.
    conversely - while i'm not weak on squat, it is proportionately weaker than bench, and requires more effort lol..DL, even worse.
    hence my goal this off-season to strengthen/build posterior chain.
    as for bench max - no clue. got 425 couple yrs back, haven't attempted to approach it since. i don't train with 'brute strength' increases in mind, just an overall desire to increase functional strength while not necessarily increasing size and bodyweight.

    i'll look into the california pizzas..pizza does sound kinda good, those macros look great.


  2. still keeping relatively clean..couldn't make it to the grocery today.
    adding some addtl fats at ideal times..goal to hit 5k cals today.
    supper is about as close as i've come to straying..

    14oz russet potato w/ 1 tbs butter
    5oz beef/3oz chicken breast chunks
    700cals
    wouda added some sour cream if i had any, but nooooo.
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  3. Looks delicious, I shall indulge in something similar 2maro for my carb up. Of course, followed by some cheat's haha.

    How's that elbow feeling?
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Looks delicious, I shall indulge in something similar 2maro for my carb up. Of course, followed by some cheat's haha.

    How's that elbow feeling?
    4100cals in right now, 2 meals to go..

    elbow feels fine, very happy!
    tomorrow will be a minor test, as i try some addtl curl work + some tri work, hit the shoulders hard.

    lil pic from tonight - before the upper body gets back to being under construction full time.


  5. Solid progress! You eat 5k cals and i think your abs look leaner? Haha.


    Good to hear the elbow is doing well
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  6. thx DW bro.
    personally, i think i look like i lost a good deal of fullness and definition - that comes with lower training frequency for me.
    i can take 2 weeks off, and my physique goes all to hell.
    on another note --- go tigers!

    finished ~5150cals yesterday, forgot to weigh myself this morning..

    making a change in immediate postWO nutrition, as i experiment with ways to get my cals up at strategic points.
    it's now ~725cals, same things i been using + now a bowl of fruit loops, so ~115c/55p.

    breakfast (doubles as preWO meal) also a bit larger these days, neighborhood of 750-800cals..
    again, these #s are being played with continually.


    training today:
    upper body, veering off the plan as it's last day before next stage starts on MON (which is bench + bent rows).
    so, started with some standing military press BB - 5 sets, started 135x12, worked up to 215x4 -- felt good thruout.
    followed with couple sets hi-pulls, some standing BB curls, reverse BB curls, then close-grip bench and finished with decline skullcrushers (very light on these - no issues).
    pretty happy with the day..pace was picked up, less rest/quicker set tempo - the sort of parameters i prefer and naturally thrive on.
    i think i'm ready for some full-blown action.

    have a great w/e guys.

  7. supper



    5oz turkey breast
    2oz mesquite sliced turkey breast
    2oz black forest ham
    1/2 cup black beans
    5oz romaine salad + 1 tbs bleu cheese + ranch croutons
    dessert (not pictured) - 2 regular-sized white cheddar rice cakes + 1 reg-sized caramel rice cake
    ~625cals

    packing in dem cals again today, keeping it clean....

  8. Distilled Water - i just had to log on to say............

    JOSE VALVERDE SUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    leyland absolutely kills me, continuing to give him the ball.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0
    Distilled Water - i just had to log on to say............

    JOSE VALVERDE SUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    leyland absolutely kills me, continuing to give him the ball.
    I know!!!!! With a 4 run lead, ride one of the other guys into the ground. Beniot & Valverde having been pitching too much. Velo waaaaay down, my blood is boiling right now!
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  10. at least we pulled it out.

    a change has gotta be made going forward.

    i love leyland's loyalty to his players, but..enough's enough.

  11. His loyalty is second to none, Dotel has looked pretty good, had 20 saves for the pirates in 2010....jus sayin'
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    His loyalty is second to none, Dotel has looked pretty good, had 20 saves for the pirates in 2010....jus sayin'
    nah - he's been tried as closer couple different times, couple different places.
    he's too one-dimensional, needs to vary his speeds to home plate better..too predictable.
    but - he's better than val-worry.

    on another note:
    looky what i found fellas.
    thought it would go good when i'm watching Dexter tonight.



    i also found these - my kids will enjoy them.



    (i'm sure i'll have to taste test to make sure they're okay for them)

  13. It's 6 in one, half dozen in the other at this point....


    Looking at a Cali Pizza Kitchen Za for next carb up ;-)
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  14. They are awesome. I have liked every CPK I have had. Although Home Run Inn frozen pizza is still my favorite. Midwest guys should know what I am talking about.
    Just inject.
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  15. i've never been a big frozen pizza guy.
    love me some Pizza Hut tho....
    random: Dick Freeland, he opened the first Hut right here in town, now owns 44 restaraunts, still lives here too..
    you guys oughtta see his house, it's ungodly ginormous and phat.
    57,000 sq ft (including guesthouse) makes it the biggest residence in the state.
    no expense spared..marble and rich beautiful wood everywhere..
    it's got a movie-theater in there, with a life-size screen, automatic temperature control/lighting..
    i could go on and on. crazy kewl joint.


  16. lil pic from today.



    workout was solid (if not a lil painful from joints being tight from food overload hehehe), strength fair.
    once again loved the quicker pace (45-60sec rest) of today's set-up.

    10x3, 45/60sec rest
    A1) bb bench
    A2) bb bent rows

  17. finally got to work out today..clean & press was very cool (very draining tho!)

    weight at 204.2 upon rising..
    backed up the insane cal day with more 5k days, turned it into a full-on gain week..
    not the brightest thing to do tho - increasing cals at the simultaneous onset of reduced/nill activity.
    however - end result (ie moving the scale) was accomplished.

  18. solid workout today - if one can get excited over doing arms.
    the decline close-grip bench presses kept things interesting, and i didnt get too crazy on bb curls..
    good day.

    the next month of the plan looks like this:
    (there will be no set off days for me, as i train while my schedule allows)

    MONTH 2
    Monday (Chest and Back, 10x3, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load 5RM)
    A1) Bench Press
    A2) Bent Over Rows

    Tuesday (Calves, Legs, and Shoulders, 5x5, 2 mins rest, load 5RM)
    A1) Leg Press
    A2) Calve Press in Leg Press
    B) Clean and Press from Floor

    Wednesday (Biceps and Triceps, 10x3, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load5RM)
    A1) Decline Close Grip Bench Press
    A2) Barbell Curls

    Thursday OFF

    Friday (Chest and Back, 3x10, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load 10RM)
    A1) Bench Pres
    A2) Bent Over Rows

    Saturday (Biceps and Triceps, 3x10, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load 10RM)
    A1) Decline Close Grip Bench Press
    A2) Barbell Curls

    Sunday OFF

  19. nice bench/bent row session this day..kept the bench at decline again and did bench at that angle instead of flat.
    this is the FRI training in the planned layout.

  20. Jeez, that's quite a home...all built on a solid foundation of dough and red sauce.

    Pizza and Dexter...I think we're living the same lives. - I can't wait for tonight's episode!

    Workout looks great, Snag. How's your recovery? I imagine you're feeling pretty solid/dense with all those cals.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Jeez, that's quite a home...all built on a solid foundation of dough and red sauce.

    Pizza and Dexter...I think we're living the same lives. - I can't wait for tonight's episode!

    Workout looks great, Snag. How's your recovery? I imagine you're feeling pretty solid/dense with all those cals.
    missed last night's epi, was out of town at casino, no showtime.
    but - i did dvr it, and will watch it tonight. (no spoilers please)

    as for recovery - i mean, i think it's been pretty solid yeah, and i do feel dense, but damn man - caloric ingestion is absurd.
    i'm going back to a slight deficit/maintenance for awhile, to shake the metabolism up again, see if i can get it to more efficiently..i'm sure i'll lose some poundage in the process (of course), but that's what this trek is all about for me - keeping things clean and lean.
    i don't want to weigh 250 if 50lbs of that is fat, nahwhutimean?
    i'm beginning to think i'd do well if i can maintain 200lb range and just dial in macros to maintain while slowly cutting to ~4-5% range.

    SUN 10-21
    arms (decline close grip/standing bb curls)

    MON 10-22
    off

  22. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    missed last night's epi, was out of town at casino, no showtime.
    but - i did dvr it, and will watch it tonight. (no spoilers please)
    off
    I dont run, i make other people run...

  23. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    I dont run, i make other people run...
    lulzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..ironically , i just got done watching it, saw this..

  24. I just finished it myself. Good episode. I saw a bottle of Jack3d in Speltzer's RV. I lulzed.

    I don't blame you for dropping the cals. You have been taking in a lot; that's not easy work, and from my own experience, never made me feel too great. I always felt sluggish when I was taking in 4k+ cals/day. But, with the recovery your body is going through, I imagine it's good for you at the moment.

    Are you doing any cardio/athletics? Tennis?

    I'm putting in about 20-25mi/wk of running. I haven't upped my cals too much yet, but I'd like to bump up my miles to around 35-40/wk. - It doesn't sound like a lot, but wholly crap, when you're lifting 4-5x/wk AND doing those runs, your body is beat down. I just started the D-Stunner, CreaMono and Agmatine a couple weeks ago. I've actually put on a few pounds from that even with no calorie bump. I imagine it's the water.

  25. soooo..the jack3d made spelzer do it!

    yes IC - taking in that many cals is a lot of work, and i don't know if it's the way i want to continue going.

    metabolism is spiked despite the lack of tennis/cardio, decreased time in the weight room as well..that's what makes it doubly weird.


    flat bench/bent-row combo today..solid session, went a bit heavier than last week

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    I just finished it myself. Good episode. I saw a bottle of Jack3d in Speltzer's RV. I lulzed.
    hahahahahaha i have it on my dvr, i am going to check it out again.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    solid workout today - if one can get excited over doing arms.
    the decline close-grip bench presses kept things interesting, and i didnt get too crazy on bb curls..
    good day.

    the next month of the plan looks like this:
    (there will be no set off days for me, as i train while my schedule allows)

    MONTH 2
    Monday (Chest and Back, 10x3, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load 5RM)
    A1) Bench Press
    A2) Bent Over Rows

    Tuesday (Calves, Legs, and Shoulders, 5x5, 2 mins rest, load 5RM)
    A1) Leg Press
    A2) Calve Press in Leg Press
    B) Clean and Press from Floor

    Wednesday (Biceps and Triceps, 10x3, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load5RM)
    A1) Decline Close Grip Bench Press
    A2) Barbell Curls

    Thursday OFF

    Friday (Chest and Back, 3x10, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load 10RM)
    A1) Bench Pres
    A2) Bent Over Rows

    Saturday (Biceps and Triceps, 3x10, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load 10RM)
    A1) Decline Close Grip Bench Press
    A2) Barbell Curls

    Sunday OFF

    how quick are these workouts... I have been doing a higher volume rep scheme for a while, i would love to try this out....

  28. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    how quick are these workouts... I have been doing a higher volume rep scheme for a while, i would love to try this out....
    pretty damn quick.
    most are no longer than 30min..longest is the 10x3 chest/back day, approaching ~40min (esp if i throw in some ab work)


    WED 10-24
    legs/shoulders

  29. on
    Monday (Chest and Back, 10x3, 45 sec to 1 min rest, load 5RM)
    are you taking that rest between your bench and row? or is it bench then row then rest

  30. ^^ the latter.
    you could do it either way tho i spose.
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