Derailing the Epistane Train
- 04-15-2009, 05:12 PM
- 04-15-2009, 09:44 PM
- 04-16-2009, 07:23 AM
04-20-2009, 06:41 PM
- okay totally pussied out on the widowmakers
- anterior delts still weak, building these. my new nickname is mister muscle imbalance
- improving here
*lightning crash outside* wonder if i'll get to post this before power cuts out
supposed to get hail too, woot
reverse crunch, 35 lb counter
- first set was easy, getting somewhere on these finally
- last set was still a complete bitÁh
the last two weeks have been hell at work and ive missed a few days.
i think it's helped me recover a bit from possibly straining myself too much on some things. it could all just be in my head, but i feel great and cant wait to get in there again.
also considering ditching this 5x5 thing and going back to a m/t r/f split. i really liked that pace and didnt have so many rest days that skipping was easy or as detrimental to progress. anyone has a great 4 day split they want me to jump on just hollar.
one thing to know is that i love the inverted rows and the pushups in 5x5 because i always feel a hellish pump in my little t-rex arms afterwards. also combining push/pull in the same day seems to be really awesome in terms of stretching too and helping with blood flow after the working set.
04-20-2009, 07:50 PM
I do a 5 day split buddy, but it's not confined to a specific day. I just move onto the next part when I get to the gym next - so could be 6 days on a row, or 3 days a week.
04-22-2009, 07:01 PM
massive abuse tonight
i abused the squat rack for overhead press less than 135 lbs
some dude tried to kill me for being such a little bitÁh
squats- ok by next monday new routine, im sick of squats every day
i saw 2 other 45s in the corner crying, they know their time is coming
strapless, like the tops my women wear
04-22-2009, 09:06 PM
Ill forgive you for the overhead.
Congrats on the 225 squats, I know you've been looking forward to that for awhile.
05-01-2009, 04:07 PM
today is free for all day at the gym, any exercise, any weight goes, the only requirement massive intensity and massive pain
nothing new worth posting from the past week number wise. the shoulders are starting to grow to support this skeletal structure and allow me to push larger numbers soon. cant wait to graduate 135 overhead press. i think next cycle is going to be pretty furious, bring it on i say
05-01-2009, 07:52 PM
im calling gym fun day a success, no notebook, just running like a crazy bitch from one piece of equipment to the next. let's see if i can remember anything:
10x155 bench with 0 pain and proper form for once in my damn life
2x10x135 decline bench (found a new muscle in the back of my arm here)
2x10x110kg pec deck
10x45 tbar row
10x20 tricep pull down
lots of bb curls
massive pump courtesy of anadraulic state
oh and 2 megamillions quick pick lottery tickets to finish it off
05-01-2009, 07:54 PM
oh and call it all mental or placebo or whatever you want, but I'm totally calling Anabolic Xtreme's "AXcite" absolutely AWESOME. it's like truth serum, now all the womens are verbalizing how massively good Anabolic Minds has been to me!
05-04-2009, 05:48 PM
time for another logbook-less day, f the book! mp3 player is locked and loaded and it's time to get pumped! today brought to us by sevendust, hatebreed, terror, slipknot, a little white zombie, some godsmack, and pantera
05-06-2009, 05:17 PM
ok, tried moving the shake to after working out. a lot of you guys swear by doing carbs and whey post workout (god I hope I read this wrong though), and all I can say is HYPO. i can almost see the forum, sort of, all these flippy colors and ****- did someone try to drug me while i was busy lifting? O_O lol
so yeah, im going to go back to what i was doing preworkout
as soon as i can see the kitchen.. hah
05-06-2009, 05:25 PM
05-06-2009, 05:28 PM
05-06-2009, 05:30 PM
05-07-2009, 12:55 AM
05-09-2009, 07:53 AM
finally back into splitting up everything across 4 days. i did back yesterday, and used some of the lat hammer strength equipment for the first time yesterday. lots of rowing yesterday too, forearms are totally bitching at me. by the end of 45 minutes i was unable to cheat even 1 pull up and today i feel absolutely awesome.
quick question, when you guys mention doing 12+ sets, are you talking per exercise or the sum of all exercise sets combined? (ive been cursed with technical writing for years and it causes common sense to be not very common at all.)
05-09-2009, 05:07 PM
Personally I prefer more.
Was the hammer machine something between a lat pulldown and a low row? Like a 45 degree angle? I've used mine a couple times - to no great avail... but I think that would be a great muscle set to train.. Would really bulk up the area right behind your pec.... Good "t-shirt" muscle.
05-11-2009, 05:43 PM
today was chest/tri day, let's see how memory serves
10x45 (left, then right)
tricep pull down
incline db press
05-12-2009, 12:02 PM
planning this afternoon; squats, calves, leg press, leg curl, leg extension
05-15-2009, 06:16 PM
switched to timbersplit a couple days ago, makes today another leg day. going to keep squats light and go for widows @ 135. gotta start somewhere!
05-15-2009, 07:55 PM
i do believe this body i've got to work with needs more core training. the only thing that really bothered me on that 20x135 was my back, and it was fine, but it's the only thing that talked to me. same on leg press.
and i think i have been breathing wrong on leg press so i started back at sled + 2 plates working on breathing for about 5x5. i noticed i was holding my breath and made my head hurt like ****, so bad technique there.
im thinking of going the way of djbombguywhatever and making videos so you guys can tell me the zillion things im doing wrong. esp in squats and all that nonsense. it would require me being slightly less lazy but might be worth it.
had to pry myself from the gym today, was very very very awesome day. im sure friday has something to do with it, or the band im about to go see (local cover ****, god bless the bar scene).
you guys have a good weekend. this weekend is all cardio (yard work), lots of trees and bushes to continue clearing!
05-16-2009, 01:50 PM
05-17-2009, 09:36 AM
05-19-2009, 01:05 AM
05-21-2009, 04:29 PM
been battling a bitch of a headache all week, finally decided to take yesterday off and sleep a bit extra. that's the reason i took my bp measurement above, i thought it might be high. regardless, my eyes were still bloodshot more than normal. did the next thing i could think of and bumped up food/water. im sure all three (food/water/sleep) helped and im finally good today. i really think i just slept in a really messed up position on friday, but who knows.
killed 5x310 dead today (after 3x135 3x225 warm up). for once i was just insanely out of breath instead of feeling anything in my lower back. im pissed, im sure i had at least one more in me. i had racked up 4x45 and then set up 2x25 and 4x10 just in case 310 was too much, but that sleep yesterday must have really helped.
05-21-2009, 06:57 PM
you are a piece of crap for giving my bread the mold. i hope you are happy.
05-21-2009, 07:02 PM
05-21-2009, 07:18 PM
im out of eggs, so i decided to make chicken for breakfast and tossed a bunch of cheese on there
05-25-2009, 12:45 PM
excellent shoulder day today, give it all of my effort and felt really good afterward.
i'll give you the numbers here so you can see i still have a long way to go
today was the first day i did not feel this exercise entirely in my middle back, but in my anterior delts. that is why i judge today a great success here alone.
good god fail .5 x 35
i meant to do shrugs, but i dont mind that i skipped/forgot about them
came home and have been cutting down trees and bushes and **** all afternoon. i love having the day off, makes me want to get a home internet business selling DTH so i can quit my job!@#&*()!@#
05-25-2009, 12:48 PM
oh yeah, there was a leg day on saturday. my lower back was still recovering from 5x310 deads so squats suffered. leg press was good 8 plates for 5 for my main working set. leg curls were decent as well, i forget the numbers but no regrets on my performance sat morning. this is a pretty bad ass week so far.
i did recently change my multi to zmk (i think that's what it's called). costs more and lasts shorter than my previous, however i'm waking up ready to kick ass every day so far. also going to start playing around with melatonin/gaba/phenibut so pretty excited there.
05-25-2009, 12:53 PM
oh and try as hard as i might to eat more every day, my weight is staying the same. hopefully im burning off some of this weight gainer fat. started doing hammerstrength for bench at the gym i normally go to on the way home from work. i feel better about failing on that equipment than on a bench. what im really hoping is that it equates to being able to bench more freeweight even if the numbers are less than on hammer. i will continue doing db bench at the end of my workout to keep working on stabilizing.
normally i only bench ~155, i have problems getting the bar from rest to ready higher weight than that. but with hammer i can load up 185 and rock out.
05-27-2009, 05:13 PM
missed the 310 dead today, back just didnt feel right. im sure i could have had one at least but best to be safe than sorry. i made sure to begin enforcing punishments for missing a goal
3x225 was supposed to warm up into 5+x310
and a bunch of pullups and rows and things like that. now that i think about it, i totally forgot db rows. damnit.
05-30-2009, 09:15 PM
the nice thing about a 24x7 not always staffed gym with key card access is that somedays, like today, you get the entire damn place to yourself for an hour- and then the complete book of being nice to others etiquette gets thrown out the window and louder grunts, disregard for gas passing, and still louder cursing fills the air. god bless america
today was legs and arms, and for curls i just started using the 45# bar from the bench and throwing 10s on it until my wrist said enough. can't wait to stack 45s on that thing!!!
lots of tricep pushdowns various angles were involved today
started out w/ squats @ 10x135 5x155 5x175 5x195 10x135
lower back has been bothering me a little so im sticking with basically this layout until the discomfort disappears. also threw in a rest day yesterday to try and help, giving me rest on fri/sun.
leg press, 10x2 plates, 5x4, 5x6, 5x8, 5x6, 5x4, 15x2
intensity was extremely high today, i'm attributing that to the banana consumed 20 minutes prewo. also snuck in 5x135 bench because there were a bunch of a$shats that left weights set all over the place. that always pisses me off, but it's a good opportunity to lift just a little extra. threw in some pullups as well but nothing exciting (5 just to help with the back, and some back extensions).
talk about an A.D.D. post... carry on, and happy weekend. now to enjoy some gaba and melatonin
05-31-2009, 09:56 PM
Haha, you want to curl 135 on an Olympic? That's huge dude!
06-08-2009, 05:56 PM
06-08-2009, 08:01 PM
:ahem: I use an EZ bar...
06-09-2009, 07:18 AM
06-12-2009, 04:54 PM
Am I just the odd one out the Ez bars are the only thing to ever hurt my wrists?..
06-12-2009, 08:29 PM
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