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The diet has been pretty solid. Thinking I will do refeeds every 5 days or so. This is because I will be lifting more often and with more volume. Was pretty clear I wouldnt be able to keep up with Ben otherwise.
The lifting has been going great too. Benched 275 for 8 reps the other day. Which is the same number of reps as when I was doing the bench program but 10 less pounds. Not too bad if you ask me. Plus deadlifted 605 the other day. Nothing crazy but nice to still be able to do it. Also Ben was able to do 605 so we are probably right around the same area when it comes to deadlifts. Should make for an interesting competition.
Ben talked about going to a local metal concert today so I decided to give Tiffany a text asking if she wanted to go. Long story short she said she was busy but thanks for asking. Which eventually prompted her to bring up the whole "where are we at now?" She basiclaly said she likes me and likes hanging out with me, but doesnt see us dating. She did a really bad job of transitioning into that conversation so it really caught me off guard. Kind of hit me harder than I expected it to. Especially considering some things. But after some time to think about it doesnt bother me anymore. I guess we will continue to hang out just have to keep in mind not to get attached to someone who is already half way out the door. On a good note I have still been talking to this girl Autumn. She was supposed to come visit before but that fell through. Now the plan is for me to go visit her next weekend. Should be a fun time.
Went to the "concert" and was very disappointed haha. Ended up getting to it late plus it was tiny. After that we just stayed downtown. Ben's girl is a bartender and seems to know everyone downtown. They eventually convinced me to drink. Everytime Ben gets back from a deployment he goes a little crazy with the drinking. During the 5 or so years I have known him we had only drank together once and that was a few people at his house. Last night we unleased two 230 plus assh0les haha. It was a great night. This one guy really got the brunt of our aggression haha. I was dancing with this girl and Idk if he was trying to work his way in or just get to the bar, but he was pissing me off. So I slightly nudge him with my elbow. He doesnt get the hint so I hit him with my elbow. Later he almost knocks down the girl we are with so Ben grabs him and scares the sh1t out of him haha. After that we left. Not going to lie pretty proud of myself when it comes to that whole situation. Plus apparently I gave a shoulder massage to a super hot short lesbian.
Another funny story. The girl Ben is with was friends with his ex. In fact that is how they met. Basically the ex was a b1tch. They have to get some stuff back from the ex. She shows up with her bf who is the goofiest looking SOB. His shoulders are like pulled down and his shirt is 2 sizes too big plus he has a crazy looking duck walk. On top of that he tries to act like friends. So that was a subject of laughter and then later a sore spot. Benjamin couldnt stop bring up his ex when he was drunk. Not a way to make a girl happy.
We did have some Waffle House last night. OMG it was so good. Had the All Star Breakfast and a double cheese burger. Might have to make that a carb nite meal some time haha.
Woke up this morning with a killer hangover. Was supposed to do legs with Ben today. That got postponed till tomorrow.
[QUOTE="Tomahawk88"]Went to the "concert" and was very disappointed haha. Ended up getting to it late plus it was tiny. After that we just stayed downtown. Ben's girl is a bartender and seems to know everyone downtown. They eventually convinced me to drink. Everytime Ben gets back from a deployment he goes a little crazy with the drinking. During the 5 or so years I have known him we had only drank together once and that was a few people at his house. Last night we unleased two 230 plus assh0les haha. It was a great night. This one guy really got the brunt of our aggression haha. I was dancing with this girl and Idk if he was trying to work his way in or just get to the bar, but he was pissing me off. So I slightly nudge him with my elbow. He doesnt get the hint so I hit him with my elbow. Later he almost knocks down the girl we are with so Ben grabs him and scares the sh1t out of him haha. After that we left. Not going to lie pretty proud of myself when it comes to that whole situation. Plus apparently I gave a shoulder massage to a super hot short lesbian.
Another funny story. The girl Ben is with was friends with his ex. In fact that is how they met. Basically the ex was a b1tch. They have to get some stuff back from the ex. She shows up with her bf who is the goofiest looking SOB. His shoulders are like pulled down and his shirt is 2 sizes too big plus he has a crazy look
I think I need to find a lifting partner as socially awkward as me haha. Ben ended up not coming to lift. Called me and said his girl was down because of something legitimate. I understand I guess just sucks when I know it wont be the last time. So I did a solo leg workout. Just a 531 squat workout mixed with a little bit of other stuff. Did volume sumo deadlifts 4 sets of 10 reps. Then ELECT set of seated leg curls. Follow that with 2 sets of 10 on lying leg curls. My hamstrings were on fire. Then 3 sets of 8 on calf press.
I dont know what happened to my post..... but i was saying bud... thats awsome you went out and drank... we all gotta have a littke free spirit fun now and then
Sounds like you had some fun and let off some steam. Good Times!
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Oh yeah nice work on then 275x8 bench as well.
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Yeah soon he can lift some real weight! LolOriginally Posted by MrKleen73
So it is that time again... BAD NEWS. I am sick. Not sure with what but it sucks. Will be missing some gym time. Plus I had made plans to visit Autumn and had to cancel them. Talk about crappy timing. Also my friend Ben is moving to another town. It will be a good 25-30 minutes away. Back to lifting by myself.
I was kidding you are strong I see the 275x8 as more impressive than the 315x2. Keep it up, and get well soon bud. Everyone around me at seems to be getting sick too.
Still feeling like crap and all sick. Taking it easy around the house and getting LOTS of sleep. Basically sleeping 10 hours at night and then taking 2 hours worth of naps during the day. I should be getting better.
When I eventually get back into the gym I will ease back into it. The meds they gave me are horrible for tendons. The last thing I want to do is rush it and injury myself. I can feel my connective tissue being weaker.
Diet was alright but lately it has been crap. Gets depressing not working out and still eating low carb. Will be easier to clean up once I get back to lifting. Been popping SlinShot before I have carbs though. Hopefully that is helping with damage control.
You better get your ass better! I think it is a good idea to have carbs when ill anyway. Of course you could always just back load them even if say 150-200 a night.
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Ok boys and girl gather round because it is story time haha. First a bit of back story. Was at my friend Michael and Candace house with our friend Adam. Michael's friend shows up with his friend and gf(not really sure who Michael knew). The 2 guys basically went off and played XBOX360 together alone. The gf(Jessica) was very pretty and didnt seem to mind the interest of other guys. Anyway long story short she eventually broke up with her BF and then later started dating Adam.
Now to tonight and its events. Jessica and Adam host a bon fire. They use facebook to invite people and all. According to the event there was supposed to Michael, Candace, Adam, Jessica, and about 10 other people. Turns out it was just the 5 of us. Welcome to the start of the 5th wheel haha. They all start drinking a bit. I would say the order from most to least was Adam, Michael, Jessica, then Candace. Everyone is all friendly in the beginning and all. Get a little more alcohol in them and people start cracking on each other a big plus old stories are told. You know how some people get to be a bit of a douche when they drink... that might be Adam. At least he definitely came off as a bit of a douche. It was clear Jessica was a bit pissed at him. It made for an interesting night. To top it off I THINK Jessica MIGHT have been flirting with me a little bit. That is how horrible I am when it comes to reading females. Jessica and I were alone upstairs in the house in the kitchen talking a little bit. As we are walking down the stairs she says "Tom wait let me ask you something... nevermind I shouldnt." Kind of wondering what was going through her pretty little head.
She might have been more drunk than I realized too. 2 weeks ago I saw her out when I was with my friend Ben and his girl. I told her and she didnt remember seeing me that night. To be fair it was probably about 1:30am then and the place was about to close.
Anyway back to the story their whatever you want to call it went on for a while. She might have flirted a little more with me. Then they got a little PDA going on which makes for a fun time with a couple. Eventually they got to wrestling around on the ground because Jessica thinks she can take Adam. Which apparently is pretty common for this girl. Because she got beat(as in the bad way) by a guy who was and I quote "ripped like Tom" as she rubs my arm. A little after that Michael and Candace decided that was enough fun and interesting times for a night. I was not about to stick around for the love fest or fighting which ever ended up happening.
Alright time for some updates. Trying to remember when I started back low carbing. I know Saturday was low carb. Pretty sure Friday was too. Thursday is pretty iffy haha. So that kind of dictates when I will have my carb up. Might do the whole 10 day prep phase because I was BAD haha. Been back on track though. Trying to mix things up a bit with diet which can be rough. Makes it harder to keep carbs under 30 grams.
Actually got a few gym sessions in too. Sunday had a good solo chest and biceps workout. Taking it easy though. Didnt use any crazy weights after 2 weeks off and tendon tearing meds. A good example of how easy I took it is even though I decided to do a X set I only used 275 for 2 reps on flat bench pause press. Previously I muscled up 275 for 8 reps and 315 for 2. Everything else was fairly consistent with previous workouts. With other sets I was able to gauge my response. I did try something a bit different. For rope triceps ext I put on the fat grips and did sets of 5 reps adding weight each set. Did 5 sets like that and that tore my triceps up.
Then since I couldnt sleep on Monday I decided to go lift... at 5am. I didnt realize how many people were going to be there. Even had a few females who were worth checking out. That was a big shocker to me could help but look. A good looking woman was doing stiff leg deadlifts(kinda) and then later did lying leg curls while I was right next to her on the leg ext machine... Ya I stared haha.
Meant to post about my leg workout more.
Did elect sets for squats but did smaller jumps and took rest in between sets. Did the same thing for a hack squat machine. As always the seated leg curl machine was great with an elect set. Lower back took a beating doing stiff leg deadlifts. Ended up not doing calves.
Today I plan on doing shoulders and triceps. Always a fun workout when your shoulders swell up making your waist look smaller haha. Might be lifting with someone else.
Hoping to hand out a bit of candy before I lift.
After I lift I plan on meeting up with friends. My idea is to dress up like John Madden. A Frank Caliendo inspired John Madden haha
Ended up lifting shoulder and triceps solo. Kind of had 2 people bail on me. Married woman just never texted back. Then guy showed up doing shoulders also but he got a phone call. I will just say he over shared info related to his personal life.
Elect seated press sets of 3 reps stared with 115 and ended with 205. Felt pretty good but I felt it slow at the end. There were breaks between sets.
Elect cable upright row awesome as always. Wish I could make it heavier. Might have to start heavier and make smaller jumps.
Seated plate loaded shoulder press. Not a pick of mine. This was the first exercise with the guy... and the last haha.
Standing db lateral raise with fat grips. Did a bit of a drop set with them too.
I am not sure at what point I noticed but wow. This guy was working out with his buddy and his gf was with him also. I felt embarrassed for them. This guy was GRUNTING extremely loud. Now I can admit I am sure I have grunted in the gym before, but this guy was loud and it was during every lift. During a high rep set on bench he grunted every freaking rep. If I didn't have headphones it would have drove me insane. By the way I could hear him even with headphones turned all the way up. Oh and his lifts were nothing special so no reason to grunt that damn much.
I guess this is the part I should mention his gf was hot haha. She had on some tight stretchy pants, cut up sweater, overly nerdy looking glasses(the kind you expect to see a pornstar to wear when you know she is going to take a money shot on them), and had her hair in a ponytail to the side.
Alright enough about them back to the workout.
Elect close grip bench with rest. Finished with 265.
Elect as many rep as possible done in rest pause.
Standing concentration db curls
Figured I should start a new post.
Workout took longer than I would have liked. So ended up being late to meet up with friends. But still hung out with them got a bit at a restaurant but didn't eat.
Got my John Madden on haha. Sprayed my hair whitish, colored my eye brows yellowish, wore a suit and tie, and brought props. My props included "Boom! Tough actin' Tinactin!" and a box for Madden 2010.
Basically time spent with the friends was them laughing at this girl who just kept saying stuff you could take out of context. About how she rode bulls. She said something like a bull jacking you off. It was quite funny. Should be hanging out with this group and more Saturday for a friend birthday. Plan on making that my Carb Nite. Figure I will probably drink a little why not throw some awesome food in too. Plan on hitting chest and biceps before heading to the party.
After that went to a sports bar. Met up with a girl I am facebooks friends with who I grew up in the same neighborhood with but I forgot. Not interested in her haha. Throwing that out there. When I got there she wasn't there yet. My nice guy attitude worked to my advantage tonight. There were 2 guys and a girl at the bar and someone dropped their lighter. They didn't notice so I picked it up and returned it to them. Which ended up starting a conversation especially when you are dressed as John Madden with props haha. Ended up having my picture taken haha.
Friend showed up a little later. She knew the girls who worked there who were pretty hot. So got to talk to them a bit. Then realized how much drama they had with them haha. Not only kids but guy drama too. Still pretty hot so I didn't mind them being close. In fact I don't know if this girl noticed or not but I was resting my hands on the bar and then she stood up and she basically rubbed her boobs on my arm for a good while. One of those times you can't tell how drunk they are. After some more laughs it was time to call it a night. Just to give you an idea of the drama filled night. One girl was crying her eyes out and the other's baby daddy called a cab for her which she sent away.
Finally got the pic from my phone. This is one of the girls from last night and BOOM!
Like I said I didnt mind having them around haha.
Ended up getting a chiropractic adjustment AND a massage today. It was the massage therapist first day so I wasnt sure what to expect. Didnt expect what happened(no happy endings just to clear that up haha). But the massage therapist was younger than me. Which clearly the others are older. On top of that it turns out I know her brother who is my age. A plus is she has massaged powerlifters and bodybuilders before. In fact she told me she massage Kevin(bodybuilder I used to lift with years ago). So she has a better idea of my goals which is nice. She kind of bruised my ego not going to lie haha. She pretty much said her brother and I have the same build... and I still associate him from when I met him a while back. When I probably outweigh him by 50 pounds. To me we are not the same build at all haha. So to "help clarify who I am" I threw out "just tell him Tom who deadlifts 675" haha.
Alright on to my workout. Decided to do back today. Just going to give some high lights.
Used the fat gripz a lot today. Probably going to have fried forearms tomorrow.
Decided to do a heavy deadlift. Pulled 615 today. It was real slow from the start. There was no explosion which makes it hard to believe I got it. Didnt have anyone watch me. So no critique on form not that they would have been reliable anyway considering the place.
That is honestly the big event in my workout. Strength was solid across the board. Forearms seemed to give out easy though.