Tomhawk Is Eating His Cake And Having It Too (CBL)
- 05-07-2013, 11:45 PM
Back to ultra low carb today. Sleep last night kind of sucked. Need to get a new bed it is starting to bother my back again. Coffee was needed to get through day even more so today.
Workout was chest/shoulders
DB twist press
Heavy DB swings superset with 1 arm lateral raise with band full rom to top
1 arm DB upright rows
Nothing crazy for strength or endurance. But I swelled up like crazy. Shoulders and chest looked huge. Guessing the combo of carbs yesterday plus PeakBeta+. Almost forgot how nice it looks to be pumped full of carbs. Next Carb Nite I think will be Sunday. Will make it easy to get together with the fam to eat dinner for mothers day.
- 05-09-2013, 01:15 AM
Tomorrow I will copy and paste my workout into here from my PeakBeta+ log.
1 arm DB rows dead stop 3*8 with fat gripz followed by a set of 12 without. The fat gripz made it tough as hell to hold them. Might not try that again haha.
Seated cable rows 3*12
Pull ups 3*5 not exactly easy at this weight haha. Still waiting to be able to get 6. Might start shooting for a total number instead of sets.
Reverse seat lat pull downs with a wide neutral grip 3*10
Trap bar deadlifts with 3 shrugs at top. No set parameters just go till it got to be too much. Finished with 510 on the bar. The bar is hell on hands. Added liquid grip after each set and used some Versa Grip Pro that were laying around on the 510 set.
Shrugs with 3 second hold at top 3 sets
Something of note is I was able to use the 3rd notch on my weight lifting belt today. Been using the 2nd 1 and it felt looser today so I tried the 3rd. A little snug but not bad.
- 05-10-2013, 08:48 PM
Today got an earlier than usual massage from a different/new massage therapist. Can't really say new because I have gone to her before. Definitely got a great overall massage. She seems to do a better job on my back in a shorter amount of time so she can work other areas more.
Waited 6 hours or so to go do legs. Had a cup of coffee sandwiched between 2 doses of PeakBeta+. Got the endurance factor today.
Lying leg curls 3*8 reps with 130. Then 115 for 8 reps followed by 25 bottom partial reps.
Squats worked up to 385*5
Leg press 3*10 with 540 pressing with heels and keeping constant tension
Deadlifts worked up to 550*3
Seated calf raise
Tibalias(sp?) Raise 3*15 with 40
I can't remember a time where I did both squat and deadlift in the same workout especially at that level. The rests were long but that was because I was lifting with someone and helping out. But because of that I decided to do deadlifts today. Probably going to pay for that work load soon haha.
Got an invitation to friends' wedding in the mail today. It is only 3 weeks away but honestly hoping to trim down to look decent in my clothes for the wedding. It is bad because I just finished reading Hilarity Ensues by Tucker Max. Which ends with all of his friends' crazy bachelor and wedding stories haha. Made me disappointed in the weddings I have gone to. Also made me want to have at least one epic bachelor/wedding story in my lifetime.
05-10-2013, 10:39 PM
Was supposed to go to a pool party tomorrow. But it got cancelled. Doesn't look like the weather was supposed to cooperate anyway. Might go shooting tomorrow. Should be a nice day.
06-27-2013, 03:30 AM
I figured I will start this back up. Will post some updates.
Bench 315 for 4 also 315 for 3 pause press
Incline 305 for 3 elect reps
Squat 405 for 5 reps. Today did 405 for 5 reps plus 65 pounds of chains.
Leg press today did 630 for 25 reps
Deadlift 565 for 3 reps
06-27-2013, 07:41 AM
Good to have you back... What's the diet/goals looking like nowadays?
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06-27-2013, 09:37 AM
06-27-2013, 05:32 PM
06-27-2013, 06:04 PM
Heck yeah bro. You still trying to cut down a bit? Hows that going? I love doing a 4 day split now instead of 5 or 6. I just kill it more on those 4 days. I'll have to check that stuff out.
07-03-2013, 05:25 PM
07-03-2013, 05:29 PM
Oh jam look at that I can use enter again haha.
Sorry about lack of updates. Been meaning to get back to posting workouts but it looks like a mess when you cant use enter. Will try to get back to doing that. Probably going to go train back now. Supposed to be back but just not feeling it today. Got used to having a training partner for legs.
07-03-2013, 08:49 PM
Yeah dude update more. Miss having you around to BS. Literally all the guys I used to talk to here are gone.
07-03-2013, 09:00 PM
Haha my bad. Imagine how I feel. Most of the people I used to chat with are gone. There are a few but not many.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
Will post about my workout. Ended up doing legs solo. Annoying guy was back up to his old tricks.
07-03-2013, 09:32 PM
Haha yeah man. It's rough being an OG right?
Solo legs? sounds like my life....
07-03-2013, 09:53 PM
Haha I am definitely not an OG but I have been here longer than a lot of people.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
It had been a little while since I hit legs solo. Was kind of hard to get motivated. Guy I trained with would just attack it. Whatever I threw at him he would do. I will say some of the workouts got stupid long though. Was nice to get in and get done quick. Today probably took just over an hour.
Lying leg curls 3 sets of 8 ramping up weight then a set of 8 1st set weight plus 25 bottom partials.
Squats sets of 5: 225, 275, 315, 365, 405
Leg press 270 for 1 minute 50 reps. Got the idea from the Genomyx sponsored bodybuilder Frank(ish). Was supposed to be more like 2 minutes but damn not used to that. Plus finding the right weight isn't easy.
Stiff leg deadlifts 2 sets of 10 with 195
Lat pulldown assisted ghr
The annoying guy spotted me on squats. Then let me work in my set of leg press. Was starting to think he wasn't so bad. Then he would stfu. Left thinking worse of him somehow.
07-03-2013, 11:12 PM
07-04-2013, 05:20 AM
Just feel like posting since it has been so long.
Kind of want to mix training up. Lately just doing a butchered version of Mountain Dog training. Basically MD plus Brian Carrol squat article on DH. Kind of want to sign up for John Meadows site (Mountain Dog) but not quite ready to bite. For one want to make sure I will be getting my moneys worth ($10 a month). Kind of still in between on a lot of things. Plus I want to get some bands to go with the training.
Another possible option is The Cube Method. Sounds pretty basic but still might pick up the ebook($37). It is more for powerlifting. Kind of like westside but not quite.
07-04-2013, 08:56 AM
Go for cube. There are quite a few guys on here doing it not like Sean, cincy, Swanson was, and quite a few others. Go pop in their logs.
I'm tearing 5-3-1 now with a vengeance.
07-04-2013, 11:23 PM
Ya should be getting cube soon. Going to check those logs out sometime soon.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
Ya just caught up to your log.
Today was back. Decided to do some deadlifts... kinda.
Speed pulls sets of 3 with 315. No idea how many sets but probably close to 10.
1 arm bb row 2*10
Seated rows 3*13
Reversed lat pulldowns 3*12
That is what I consider high reps for back haha.
07-05-2013, 12:07 AM
5-3-1 only has me do back as an accessory. So that sounds high volume to me too!
07-05-2013, 03:30 AM
Haha ya been a volume machine since switching to Mountain Dog. Got that bodybuilding volume haha. Going to be weird switching to more of a powerlifting routine. Probably wont start till August though. Finish out the summer training legs with that bodybuilder.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
Honestly I was kind of planning on having a deload or rest week. But just got a text that SUCKED. Probably not a good time to take off. Lifting is my drug of choice. Without it I crawl into an even deeper hole. Hard to imagine being more antisocial.
07-05-2013, 06:31 AM
You could be like me... I don't have any neighbors and being home from school I'm like not around anyone... Just keep lifting just keep lifting... Hahahaha. You should enjoy the cube especially if you want strength gains.
07-07-2013, 09:54 PM
I have gotten used to being around people now. Even if they just piss me off haha. Plus I do like seeing somewhat attractive females. I could go back to my old gym where almost no female dares to enter haha.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
I took a few days off to recover. Was nice to let my body heal a bit. Still aching and all but not as bad. Even had some carbs at night. Put them to use today.
DB twist press 3*10
Incline BB press ELECT up to 305 for 3
Flat BB press sets of 3: 275, 295, 315, 335 not sure how much help I got with 335
Dips 4*15 bodyweight
Heavy DB swings 4*25 65/70/75/80
Seated DB press sets of 15 reps: 40/45/50/55
1 arm 1/2 DB upright row
Face pulls 5 sets of 15
On the lady front:
Girl I have been talking to for a while who lived 2 and a half hours away texted me. Turns out she moved to New York(I live in Georgia). Kind of sucks because it was one of those rare times I felt a connection. Most of the time feels like I am just tolerating people.
Also I should write a manual on how not to talk to girls. Doubt watching Bill Burr has helped haha. Basically talked about hanging out but she is dating or talking to someone. She said we probably shouldn't watch a movie. So I said "well what can you do" haha.
07-07-2013, 10:44 PM
07-07-2013, 10:55 PM
I have read the first 3. Doubt I could ever treat females like that. Granted I haven't been introduced to that level of slutitude. At this point I really don't even try and meet new girls. Probably not helping.Originally Posted by booneman77
07-07-2013, 11:08 PM
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07-08-2013, 12:20 AM
Lol you guys are horrible.
07-08-2013, 03:30 AM
Haha don't think I could do it as a human being haha. Just not in my nature. Played the nice guy role way too much. Would feel weird to me. Could only be that level of azzhole while so drunk I couldn't stand haha.
Why am I horrible? I don't do that ish haha. Read the book for life experience haha.
But if you ever want a jade and facked up view watch Bill Burr on Netflix. Cracks me up way too damn much.
Tomorrow planning on hitting back. May mix a few different things in. Always a fun day. Probably wont be deadlifting though.
07-08-2013, 08:12 AM
Haha okay maybe you're not horrible...
Awh no deads? Boo.
07-08-2013, 08:50 PM
Haha I am bad just not horrible haha. Looking like I wont be hanging out with that girl again. Probably not a bad thing.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
Well you guilt me into doing deads haha.
495*5/5/6 had me sweating like a mad man. Saw sweat fly after each rep. Plus there were no towels. Bad day not to have towels.
1 arm bb rows 3*10 still hadn't really recovered from deads
Seated cable rows 5*7 ramping up weight
Reverse lat pulldowns wide neutral 3*12
Snatch grip high pulls sets of 3 up to 215 from knee high rack
Shrugs 3*12 85s with 3 second flex at top
Farmers walk with 120s
My hands took a beating today. Might put them in an ice bucket haha. Plus those deads wore me out. I usually only do one real set of 3 reps.
07-09-2013, 12:29 AM
I think I am going to do a week or so of CBL. Just feels like CNS is a little rough with all the volume I have been doing. This time do it a little smarter or at least try. Seems like I made some improvements build wise. Think the problem before was I was carrying too much tub. While deadlifting today I was on the 4th notch on my belt. When I deadlift I put the belt on my upper abs so it will be a smaller size than for squats. Wednesday supposed to train legs with Mike(young bodybuilder). This time he is supposed to run the workout. If he forgets I wont mind taking over haha. A bit of a control freak when it comes to training now. Guess it has something to do with training solo for a while.
07-10-2013, 01:18 AM
Should have rested today. Sunday chest/shoulders Monday back with deadlifts and I knew I was training legs Wednesday so what do I do... trained arms today haha. Just a good ole Mountain Dog day of arms.
Reverse curls 5*10 with short rest
Rope ext 5*10 with short rest
Cross body hammer curls 1 arm then the other 3*10
Dips 3*15 bodyweight
Incline DB curls 3 sets
Close grip bench 3*10 185/205/225
Just a good quick arm work. The goal is to pump them up and make em GROW! Seems to be working. After having Carbs the last few days I looked huge and thick in my jail orange shirt(XL). Plus my arms looked full. Looking leaner in the mirror. Might do some webcam pics to bring me back to reality. They always seem to be less favorable than the mirror.
07-10-2013, 05:48 AM
Don't you just love those days you train and know you shouldn't have?
Nice work big guy.
07-10-2013, 10:37 PM
Just felt good to hit arms and blow them up a bit. Looked real full and thick. Trying to get some Mountain Dog arms haha.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
Thanks appreciate it. Good to have someone following along.
Today was legs with Mike. He ran the workout so a bit different.
Lying leg curls 12/10/8/8+25
Squats sets of 8: 225/275/315/365
Single leg leg press haha 90*12,12 then 140*12. Pretty heavy sled apparently. Never use this one.
Leg press couple sets of 12. Then drop set with 720/540/360/180
Seated leg curls rep outs with partials at bottom and top
Romanian deadlifts sets of 12 with 95
Lat pulldown bodyweight leg curls
Pull through sets of 12 working up in weight. Getting the feel for them.
Leg ext high rep sets. Pulled up my shorts to put my hands on my quads. Immediately Mike said "ugh Tom have you considered bodybuilding?" haha. Not bad to hear that. I have definitely noticed some improvements while training with Mike. Even though I am the one doing the programming I have added more intensity since I have someone to really push me.
07-10-2013, 11:47 PM
My arms are so tiny, yet so decently strong...
Solid workout man. Legs blow. I hate em the most.
07-11-2013, 12:26 AM
My arms just don't fit me. They are longish for my height. Plus my torso is so thick my arms look smaller. This plus the fact I am fat makes me not consider bodybuilding haha.Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
Legs aren't too bad. Fun to train but mine get so sore and cramp up bad. Feels like one of those nights too.
Making pancakes now
07-11-2013, 02:22 AM
I was right. My legs are cramping up bad. Well it is really only my quads but my right hamstring is trying. Used a rolling pin to roll on them a bit instead of foam rolling. Got the idea from my massage therapist. Still pretty bad off. Had to stretch them a bit.
I think I got a complaint on a dating website haha. Was just one of those days where I was tired of BS profiles. Came across a girl who only wrote "I like to have fun" also age range she is looking for in a guy. Plus she had some "modeling" pics. The kind girls pay for so they don't have to photoshop them on their own. Had 3 pics. 1st is her laid out on some rail road tracks in SHORT jean shorts, bikini top, and cowboy boots. 2nd is her looking off in the distance in the same bikini top. 3rd pic is just cam facing her in a hat with a low cut shirt showing some cleavage.
So what do I do? I send her a message that said "If you don't get multiple sexual offers a day I am disappointed in my sex." Guess that stumped her so instead of just ignoring it she replied back with "ummm." So I decided to clarify and said "I was simply referring to the fact you have no personality information on your profile just pictures of your good looking body." Which was probably better than saying "your wh0rish pictures" haha. But I got some message from the site saying they tried to send me an email but couldn't. Now I am waiting to hear back from them haha.
07-13-2013, 11:39 PM
Decided to take 2 days off. Well kind of haha. Thought about going but just couldn't pull the trigger. Probably a good thing I took a few days off.
Chest and shoulders earlier
Db twist press 3*10
Incline bb press 5*5 constant tension reps
Floor smith machine press 5*2
Decline db flyes 3*12
Standing bb press 3*10
Heavy db lateral swings 4*35 with 65s. Went back to the article to check for a video on these and realized it said 35 reps not 25 like I had been doing.
Snatch grip high pulls hanging sets of 5 reps work up to 195
Face pulls with fat gripz extreme sets of 15
Rope triceps ext with fat grips extreme sets of 10
Band ext century set
07-14-2013, 03:11 AM
That workout was supposed to be a bit of a Cuban Mountain Dog workout. A mix of Cube Method and Mountain Dog. Ended up not having much of a Cube Method influence except for floor press, standing press, and triceps work.
Was a pretty good workout though. Felt odd after DB twist press though. It felt like I was too pumped up. Wasn't used to that. Asked for a spot for incline and it was only 225 for 5 reps doing them constant tension.
Saw myself in the mirror a few times. Damn I was looking big. Back looked wide as hell and thick. Nice workout to just blow up and get thick.
07-14-2013, 12:02 PM
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