Tomhawk Is Eating His Cake And Having It Too (CBL)
01-25-2013 01:44 AM
Take it easy on your back dude... go get it massaged... dont lift unless its machines without any lower back movement....
Originally Posted by Tomahawk88
01-29-2013 01:17 AM
Icing it has helped a lot. Need a new bed so my back can get better. Laying in bed doesn't help my back. Hopefully a new bed helps with my sleep issue.
Originally Posted by madds87
Today got a workout in. Did shoulders and triceps. Didn't take too long about an hour.
Seated bb press elect fat gripz 135/165/195/225/245 drop to 185 for 9 reps
Upright rows cable elect 5 sets of 3 reps plus a drop rep out
Standing db lateral raise 2 sets of 8 reps with 50s
Seated dip machine 3 sets of 10 reps didn't like it but wasn't feeling great. Was going to do smith machine floor presses but it just felt off.
Flat bench db ext 3 sets of 10 reps
Standing cable ext overhead 2 sets of 13 reps
Standing db concentration curls 3 sets of 10 reps with 50
Felt and looked huge while lifting and afterwards. Had a solid all over upper body pump. Felt great to lift. Need to consistently lift again. Planning on doing back tomorrow, rest Wednesday, legs(would be a light easy day) Thursday, and chest/biceps Friday.
01-29-2013 01:26 AM
Damn it, thought this was my m-sten log haha. Could someone post this in my m-sten log? Not using my computer right now need to get it checked out.
What I was planning on posting about in this log was about my diet plans. Debating when I should switch to Carb Nite Solution. Don't know if it would be a good idea to switch during my cycle or pct. I think I will do a Carb Nite on the weekend and then maybe a small carb up during the week.
02-04-2013 12:12 AM
I've been Mia Tom. Sorry. Hope all is well.
02-05-2013 08:25 PM
It is alright. Thought about giving you a call some time soon.
Originally Posted by toughchick401
Did back today. I will post about it later. Eating while watching Expendables 2 and trying not to pass out haha.
02-07-2013 12:24 AM
I'm here having surgery next Friday, met yet another total dick who ran away when he knew I aren't going to give him money....its ok though.....loser....how is the search for you....
02-07-2013 01:02 AM
Dang I hope the surgery goes well. Not doing much searching these days.
Originally Posted by toughchick401
02-20-2013 12:24 AM
Alright time to get back to this some.
I recently I did 405 on flat bench. Got a nice pause at the bottom. Felt good first time ever doing that much. More recently I tried 415 but didnt get it. Afterwards I realized I didnt put my belt on. I think I would have gotten it. Was very close to getting it without the belt. Just got to a sticking point and the spotter helped tap it up.
Still havent been deadlifting or squatting to my full potential. In fact I havent deadlifted in a while. Did squats and they just felt awkward. Think I will get back to just a basic squat routine. Need to get used to the movement again. Kind of like relearning to walk.
My body has broken down a bit. My elbows and left wrist are bothering me from the heavy pressing. In fact I cant even curl because my wrist is bothering me too much. Might invest in some wraps since the weight might be heavier from now on.
Still doing Carb Back Loading. Was doing rest day carbs but have to cut that out now. In fact soon I will be doing Carb Nite Solution which is carbs only once a week. It will be an interesting test of will but should strip off some fat that I need to lose. I hope everyone sticks around. It is clear I have added a nice bit of muscle to my frame. Cant wait to see it stripped of unwanted fat.
02-20-2013 10:11 PM
Today I got a massage. Mostly focused on my back, legs, and elbows. Been having some issues with my elbows from the heavy pressing. Not quite used to this much weight. Think I will be backing off a bit and try to cut some fat off in the process.
Tonight did legs. Got the routine idea from an article by powerlifter Brian Carrol(sp?). Just a basic idea really. Decided to try giving a more narrow approach to squats a chance. Never really felt like I am a wide stance squatter. Lightened the weight a little just to get the feel of it again. Felt much more natural with my body even though I haven't done these in quite a while.
Started by doing 4 minutes on stationary bike to warm up my hips.
A set of 20 reps on both lying leg curls and leg ext.
Did about 8 sets of squats including the warm up. Kept the reps low. Only went up to 355 for 3 reps. Still getting used to it again.
Used the uncomfortable leg press machine(digs into the lower back bad) 5 plates on each side for 3 sets of 15 reps feet in tight and a bit low.
Seated leg curls PSR set.
Lying leg curls 3 sets of 10 reps with the last having 3 negatives. I think next time I will do stiff leg deadlifts with DB.
Decided to do calves on another day. Took a bit of time to get through all the squats. Was time for me to get home to eat. Cooked some sweet potatoes to go with my pot roast and jasmine rice. In a little bit I will have a mini protein shake and then a dessert to finish the night.
02-22-2013 12:46 PM
So yesterday I had my first ultra low carb day haha. I got a bit addicted to the carbs. Was still having them late in the day as prescribed but rest day carbs are not going to help me strip fat off. Although I still managed to drop some of the weight I gain while still on cycle. While bench pressing 405. I am strongly considering switching to Carb Nite Solution which would be 6 days of ultra low carb and then a big carb day. I think I will stick to Carb Back Loading strength accumulation(carbs on lifting days) for a little while longer. At least till I am out of PCT.
If I do decide to do Carb Nite Solution I would have to adjust my workout volume. Pretty much taper it down as I move away from the carb up. It would be a good idea to do because I know I have excess body fat. Right now I use the 2nd notch on my weight lifting belt. Don't particularly look bad but I want to look great and be strong.
Today my workout will be shoulders/triceps. Might try using wrist wraps if I can find mine. Just to keep my wrist stable so I can properly work my triceps.
02-22-2013 02:20 PM
Just a heads up. Anabolic Minds has an article about Carb Back Loading. It is pretty decent. Gives a decent idea about the diet. Something to look into if you are interested in the diet.
02-24-2013 12:50 AM
Shoulder and triceps Friday. Decided to use some wrist wraps i got years ago. My wrist was bothering me enough to test them out. Seemed to help some. Only went up to 235 on seated bb press then dropped to 185 and repped it out. Kept the cable upright row PSR with a rep out. Decided to go a little lighter on db lateral raise. Tried close grip bench press elect for the first time in a while. The wrist wraps made them ok to handle. Even did some dips. Forgot how much they sucked when you are heavy haha. Then did some triceps cable ext.
Today did back. A few different ways to do lat pulldowns. Did some tbar rows on the machine style. Kept more parallel to the ground and let it stretch me. Saw a guy doing bent over rows with a trap bar might give them a shot some time. Seemed like he could get real good ROM. Then did some rear delt work. Finished with trap bar shrugs.
Today I had about a pound of ground beef. For dinner I had jasmine rice, chicken, and sweet potatoes. Was still hungry so had a small bowl of fruity pebbles. Went to go watch the UFC fights. Had 6 chicken tenders, some fries, and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with caramel. Haha I ate more than I planned.
02-27-2013 12:36 AM
Monday I ended up doing chest and biceps. Not a fan of doing chest on Mondays for obvious reasons. Ended up lifting with Hector and Roy. Schedules lined up so I figured why not.
Started off with flat bench. Basically what they do is partials. It is a set of partials and then the lock out. It isnt something I am used to so I dont mind trying it out every now and then. Went up to 385. Felt pretty good and the lock out was the easy part haha.
Then did incline smith machine. Basically pyramid up and then 1 set down. Really like the stretch on this. Again a bit of a partial but working on the important part of the movement.
Finished chest supersetting dips with pec deck.
From here I continued my workout on my own. Did a set of lat pulldowns and then 2 sets of seated cable rows.
Did db curls for the first time in a while. Only did 25s but did 3 sets of 12. Felt good to be able to do these without pain.
Then 2 sets of hammer curls with 65s for sets of 9 reps.
Finished with 3 sets of 10 reps on rope triceps ext using the fat grips.
03-02-2013 10:05 PM
Just want to make a note I just checked my weight and it was 257. So clearly I am no longer 260. So far haven't noticed a real dip in strength. Tomorrow will be doing chest again. Going to try and be consistent with updates.
Edit: make that 256.2 haha.
03-03-2013 11:33 PM
Did chest/biceps today.
Warmed up on flat bench. Some pain in my right shoulder where the chest ties in. Been bothering me more lately.
Incline bb elect fat gripz extreme 185/225/255/285/315 drop to 245 for 8 reps.
Decline bb lower half only 3 sets of 8 with the last having 2 negatives. Used 265 for all 3 sets.
Db pullover 2 sets of 8 with 90
Flat bb pause press fail with 345. Then tried 315 got 1 but the 2nd was a struggle. Not sure exactly what was the cause. Could be strength decrease in pct or fatigue from decline bb which seemed to zap my power more than doing it elect.
Lat pulldowns 3 sets of 10 with 200
Db curls with fat gripz extreme 3 sets of 10 with 25s
Hammer curls PSR 6/4/3/3/3 using 15/30/45/55/60
1 arm standing concentration curls using fat gripz extreme using 40 for 10,9,8
Chest stretch dc style with dbs. Used 50s for 10 then 40 seconds. Maybe this will help strengthen that area given me problems. One can only hope.
Rope triceps ext with fat gripz extreme 3 sets of 10 with 70/80/90
Try not to make this too personal of a log but today I went and saw my grandma. She is 93 years old. Hospice said it isn't looking good and suggested seeing her before it is too late. It is crazy to say but she will be the 1st person to die who I am really close with. It is something I knew was coming I mean she is 93 but it still stings. She has always been around. Swear she is the toughest old lady. Hard to see her in such a frail state.
03-04-2013 11:02 PM
Was thinking about taking today off. But then I got into bed to take a nap. There was a big spot of cat piss. Definitely decided to go lift before I killed my sisters cat.
Squats 45*20, 135*10, 225*5, 275*5, 315*5, 335*5, 355*5, 315*5
Leg ext 6 sets of 10 reps short rest 115/115/100/100/85/85
Seated leg curls PSR 75/120/165/195/210 drop to 165 rep out
Db stiff leg deadlifts 2 sets of 15 with 60s
Seated calf raise 4 sets of 8 180/135/135/135
Ab wheel 3 sets of 10
Land mines 2 sets of 10
Checked weight after a meal and it was just under 255 with clothes on no shoes. So weight is dropping fairly quick. Hoping it is fat. Was able to get the 3rd notch on my belt but still a bit too tight to actually squat with.
03-07-2013 02:29 AM
Another shoulder/triceps day.
Seated bb press fat gripz elect 135/165/195/215/235
Standing cable upright rows psr
Db lateral raise 2 sets of 8 with 50s
Tried push press but wrist disagreed
Close grip bench fat gripz elect 135/185/225/255/275 for sets of 5 instead of 3
Lying db ext 30s for 2 sets of 14
Seated overhead db ext 2 sets of 10 with the last having 3 negatives
1 arm db standing concentration curls fat grips 55 for 7, 45 for 10, 35 for 13
Standing cable curls with fat gripz extreme 3 sets of 10 with 70/80/90
03-09-2013 10:06 PM
Did back on Thursday. Nothing too crazy. But I did do some speed pulls with 405. Got the attention of someone in the boot camp class next door haha. Overall a decent workout. My forearms hurt later from the extra grip work using the fat gripz.
Was just going to do arms today and have an ultra low carb day, but ended up getting Chinese food so had to do a little more than arms. Decided chest wasn't an option yet so legs.
Squats 45*20,135*10 then sets of 5 reps 225, 275, 315, 345, 365, 325. To be honest it was a little hard to concentrate. A guy I used to see regularly with his son was there with I am guessing his wife or gf. To be honest she was way too hot to be his wife haha. They were doing legs also.
Leg press 360*15, 450*15, 15
Leg ext 115*15, 15, 15
After this my quads were so pumped. Decided to do DC stretch for my quads. It hurt so good.
Seated leg curls psr
Db stiff leg deadlifts 3 sets of 15 with 60s
Seated calf raise 100 reps as few as sets as possible (pain)
Seated calf press 3 sets of 10 reps
Felt like I was going to have to crawl out of the gym. A far cry from the workout I had in mind earlier in the day.
03-14-2013 11:31 PM
Monday went and did a hypertrophy workout for a bench press program competition. It seemed to help before when I tried it. Had gotten me over a hurdle before. Right now my issue is my right shoulder/pec. Going to try and strengthen this area before it gets worse. Afterwards I did a little light biceps.
Wednesday did shoulders and arms. Pretty quick workout. The usual shoulder workout: seated BB press, cable upright rows, and side DB laterals. Then did 2 supersets of arms. Going to try and make more of an effort to get them to grow.
Today was back starting with deadlifts. Trying a different approach/set up plus 5 sets of 3 reps. It was 315/365/415/465/525 Felt good on all sets. Didnt really have any chalk so a little slippage on the last rep.
Then basically a new back workout. Tried out a few new things plus a few regulars. Basically the new stuff was John Meadows inspired. Plus did a little arms to finish off the workout. Took a while to complete but worth the extra effort I think.
Debating if I plan on lifting tomorrow or not. Chest makes the most sense but I will see how I feel. Might just rest tomorrow.
03-15-2013 06:14 PM
posted Muay Thai video in the wrong thread, lol, sorry Tom.
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