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    Marshall Johnson is going to be at the comp I'm training for in July. I find that incredibly cool.
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    What is that strange looking tortilla next to the naked buritto?? Lol
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    I stopped working out in gyms for those reasons. Love my home gym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    What is that strange looking tortilla next to the naked buritto?? Lol
    That's a zero calorie anabolic accelerator.

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    I'll post what I'll be wrecking here in 26-36 minutes when Dominos delivers. Steve just out the pizza in the oven, thanks to dominos tracker.

    Never tied the black slingshot, just the red one. Video once ya do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I'll post what I'll be wrecking here in 26-36 minutes when Dominos delivers. Steve just out the pizza in the oven, thanks to dominos tracker.

    Never tied the black slingshot, just the red one. Video once ya do.
    Haha! I love the dominos tracker!!

    I hope I didn't overdo it with the black; I went by the weight suggestions on the items...we'll see. I'm actually kind of excited to do HEAVY (+125-150#) weighted dips with this thing.
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    I never even thought about doing dips with that! Awesome..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Marshall Johnson is going to be at the comp I'm training for in July. I find that incredibly cool.
    That is incredibly cool. Guy had the broadest shoulders I'd ever seen, and he was surrounded by guys like Lilly, Chad Smith, et cetera. And he's like the wildest looking dude I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Marshall Johnson is going to be at the comp I'm training for in July. I find that incredibly cool.
    very cool. at the meet i did last jan, matt f'ing kroc was the head judge.

    when he was announced and walked in, i have to say i was in awe

    there's just a little bit of pressure when matt f'ing kroc gives you the squat command...
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    very cool. at the meet i did last jan, matt f'ing kroc was the head judge.

    when he was announced and walked in, i have to say i was in awe

    there's just a little bit of pressure when matt f'ing kroc gives you the squat command...

    I met kroc 2 years ago at the olympia. Super nice guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    very cool. at the meet i did last jan, matt f'ing kroc was the head judge.

    when he was announced and walked in, i have to say i was in awe

    there's just a little bit of pressure when matt f'ing kroc gives you the squat command...
    I'd prob just cry & go home.

    It's cool to run across these monsters in competition. Inspiring.

    The only dude I've ever seen in person was Nasser at a BB show about 10 years ago. Dude was MASSIVE.
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    I said screw it & hired Shelby Starnes. I know all about diet, but if I'm not answering to someone I'm simply noncompliant.

    Flame on, yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52
    I said screw it & hired Shelby Starnes. I know all about diet, but if I'm not answering to someone I'm simply noncompliant.

    Flame on, yo.
    Wow, srs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Wow, srs?
    Yes...should I fear your response? :cringe:

    Edit: I've worked with Skip Hill quite a bit in the past, and where I struggle is in making adjustments and/or understanding when. I tend to get stuck in one mode then don't make changes when I should. Skip was invaluable in that regard.

    I'd prob work with him again, but as he's a prep guy his forte isn't powerlifting. That's why I chose to go with Shelby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Yes...should I fear your response? :cringe:

    Edit: I've worked with Skip Hill quite a bit in the past, and where I struggle is in making adjustments and/or understanding when. I tend to get stuck in one mode then don't make changes when I should. Skip was invaluable in that regard.

    I'd prob work with him again, but as he's a prep guy his forte isn't powerlifting. That's why I chose to go with Shelby.
    no, actually i think it's pretty cool. christ man, it's shelby starnes! this is a dumb question but what exactly is he going to be doing for you?

    i could hear my wife bitching now about return on investment if i did that
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    no, actually i think it's pretty cool. christ man, it's shelby starnes! this is a dumb question but what exactly is he going to be doing for you?

    i could hear my wife bitching now about return on investment if i did that
    I'm going to have him cut off some extra fat; I'm creeping up, and I was damn near 300 today and **** is getting out of hand.

    I'd like him as a resource to manipulate my carbs to maximize recovery, yet she'd some of this damn blubber. That's where I struggle; I'm either recovering awesome and getting fat, or leaning out but struggling with DOMS, sleep, etc. I just can't find the balance.

    I agree with the consensus that 242 is nonsense, but considering my ballooning the last few weeks, I'll need guidance just staying in 275.

    That's a long ass answer...cliffs would be prep recomp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    I'm going to have him cut off some extra fat; I'm creeping up, and I was damn near 300 today and **** is getting out of hand.

    I'd like him as a resource to manipulate my carbs to maximize recovery, yet she'd some of this damn blubber. That's where I struggle; I'm either recovering awesome and getting fat, or leaning out but struggling with DOMS, sleep, etc. I just can't find the balance.

    I agree with the consensus that 242 is nonsense, but considering my ballooning the last few weeks, I'll need guidance just staying in 275.

    That's a long ass answer...cliffs would be prep recomp.
    so like meal plans and all that?
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    Yessir, the whole gamut. Diet design from top to bottom. Macros, meals, supps, the whole thing from a nutrition standpoint.

    Pretty freakin excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Yessir, the whole gamut. Diet design from top to bottom. Macros, meals, supps, the whole thing from a nutrition standpoint.

    Pretty freakin excited.
    take advantage of it brother, that's a resource not to be wasted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    take advantage of it brother, that's a resource not to be wasted...
    For sure. Started today, so yesterday I got carb crazy.

    Here's where I'm starting, all bloated up and ****. 295.

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    If it makes you feel better I had a qdoba burrito yesterday AND today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    If it makes you feel better I had a qdoba burrito yesterday AND today
    It does. I had one yesterday too...I'm going to live vicariously through you.
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    Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp


    Little vid on using Sling Shot w/Cube.

    Bad link removed. Vid below.
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    bad link
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    bad link
    Damn it..let me see what I can do.
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    yup
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    Dude...day 1 with Shelby...I only made 5 meals because I'm freakin STUFFED.

    I'm curious to see how his pre/intra/post strategy works, as it's a far cry from any method I've used.
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    Definitely going to follow along. Been highly considering hiring Shelby for a while now. Dudes brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superbeast668 View Post
    Definitely going to follow along. Been highly considering hiring Shelby for a while now. Dudes brilliant.
    Welcome! Hopefully this'll help you see how his methods work. From my end, this isn't my first go with a diet coach, and I'm very compliant so you *should* see a fairly accurate representation of his methods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post

    Welcome! Hopefully this'll help you see how his methods work. From my end, this isn't my first go with a diet coach, and I'm very compliant so you *should* see a fairly accurate representation of his methods.
    I used Alex azarian last year. Wasn't too impressed. Followed it to a t. I've seen a lot of before and afters from him and a few of his prep clients. Always seems to be success stories.
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    This will be a different exposure for a diet plan. Most of them are for contest prep or cutting.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
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    Subbed.

    Started the cube this morning. I'm sure ill get some good ideas here.
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    cube is the ****
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332
    cube is the ****
    Yeah, I have a feeling I'm going to be hitting some big pr's in week 10.

    I'm doing the template in Lilly's book almost to the T. I'm surprised at how much volume is included. I know one week in the accessory work you do one set of 50 with Olympic squats. My ******* is puckering up just thinking about it haha.

    Now week ten would not be a competition week for me. Should I just do a mock meet in my gym including the squat, bench, and deadlift all in one day? Then take the rest of the week off and restart week one the following?
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    I'll be back in, today has been a total shyt show.

    Sometimes you eat the bear...
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    Mock meet w10, yes.
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    Cube W3

    SUMO DEADS
    Warm ups/mini work sets. Went 135, 185, 225, 275, 315

    365x8x1

    Then 225x20 convos. It took me probably 7-8 min to get through it. Considered puking.

    FRONT SQUAT
    225x12x3

    DB WALKING LUNGE
    60#DBsx15x2

    The front squats were light because I was straight up SMOKED from DL. I laid on the floor for about 15 min after this session.

    Quick hit on the Starnes diet; I eat a LOT. Squeaky clean, of course, but there's no supplementation outside of the pre/intra/post workout window. I have trouble eating it all.

    The workout-centric nutrition is also very foreign to me. Shelby does things differently than I ever have. Neither here nor there, just not my usual protocol.

    Whole foods...I'm putting them away!
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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    Looks like you need to improve your work capacity. It will come with time. Curious on the diet details but I'm sure the info is protected. Chow down big man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Looks like you need to improve your work capacity. It will come with time. Curious on the diet details but I'm sure the info is protected. Chow down big man.
    For sure, my work capacity sucks right now. I need to up my cardio & conditioning. That said, I need to sort out how/when to do it. I like to do fasted conditioning, but I don't like to condition hard in the AM then train in the PM.

    Might need to hit Shelby up about that; with his protocol I always train fed, but I'm wondering if there are any changes to make the night before, then just train in the AM. Set that up, then just suck it up and do fed conditioning in the PM.

    I certainly want to maximize both nutritional results AND get in shape.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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