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  1. I was wondering if you would be coming back. In those 20 mins you get alot done.


  2. Pushing hard! It's kinda fun doing HIT style workouts again.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by supermanjow View Post
    Pushing hard! It's kinda fun doing HIT style workouts again.
    I've dropped my routines down to 45-60 min each again. To me it's far more effective especially with a busy schedule, because you can't use the excuse of I don't have time cause it takes me 90- 120 min to do today's full routine.
    Bigcountry's Getting a little smaller: Epi/Stano Log

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/231194-bigcountrys-getting-little.html

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Bigcountry08 View Post
    I've dropped my routines down to 45-60 min each again. To me it's far more effective especially with a busy schedule, because you can't use the excuse of I don't have time cause it takes me 90- 120 min to do today's full routine.
    If anything, my routines definitely show that there should be no excuse. What person can't find 30 minutes to hit it? I'm there done and back in 30. It's so easy! And I'm growing! Kind of hard to debate that.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by supermanjow View Post

    If anything, my routines definitely show that there should be no excuse. What person can't find 30 minutes to hit it? I'm there done and back in 30. It's so easy! And I'm growing! Kind of hard to debate that.
    I agree completely, I have always thought HIT training sounded interesting just could never get over the bodybuilding mentality of the more the better.
    Bigcountry's Getting a little smaller: Epi/Stano Log

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/231194-bigcountrys-getting-little.html

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Bigcountry08 View Post
    I agree completely, I have always thought HIT training sounded interesting just could never get over the bodybuilding mentality of the more the better.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm the same way. I live training and I'd love to be able to put 2-3 hrs a day in the gym like I used to back in college. But when there is a necessity for shorter workouts, HIT is very effective!

    Sick morning today. Woke up in the middle of the night with a VERY sore throat. Pounded some water, pseudophed, and Advil. Feeling better today. Throat's still a little scratchy and my nose is still a little stuffy, but worlds apart from yesterday and last night!

  7. If there's anything you learn from my journal, it's that I've learned how to roll with the punches over the years. Some guys dictate their lives by their training schedule. Iíve learned how to let my life dictate my training and still make good gains. What this means is that I have tried TONS of different training schemes over the years both out of the box oneís from the top trainers as well as my own creations based upon what Iíve learned from them. Iíve learned that periodization doesnít have to be something thatís forced, but something that happens naturally as you live life. If that means I can only get in one to two full body workouts a week, then thatís what Iíll take. If that means I can do a full hour volume workout, then thatís what Iíll take. Right now, I get 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week. Thatís it. But guess what, Iím still growing. In order to be successful in training AND the other aspects of life, you need to make sacrifices and smart compromises. Like Bruce Lee said, ďBe water.Ē Thatís my main training philosophy.

    As I said above, my current training schedule is 30 minutes, 3-5 days a week. Somedays, that includes drive time. So, I hit my muscle HIT style using 531 to determine my poundages and progression. I then do two auxiliary exercises in a rest pause fashion. My workout usually takes 20 minutes to complete. This week Iím maxing out. Today was Overhead Press and Bench Press.

    Overhead Press - 135x10, 155x1, 175x1, 195x1, ***215x1***
    Bench Press - 315x1, 335x1, 355x1, 365x1(super easy), ***385x1*** PR!!!

    I canít believe how easy 365 was. 355 actually went up harder. 365 was like feather weight. I bet I could have repped 3-4 times with how easy it went up. So, I put on my big girl panties and REALLY went for it. 385 was a struggle, but I got it locked out! Things are going to be fun!

  8. Bench PR after heavy ass shoulder pressing?

    You are Superman!
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Bench PR after heavy ass shoulder pressing?

    You are Superman!
    Congratulations! Your getting stronger fast!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Bench PR after heavy ass shoulder pressing?

    You are Superman!
    I read a research article a while back that attempted to determine how certain muscle groups effect each other in terms of strength. Like does working back first weaken pressing, etc. It came out this way:

    Shoulders -> Chest -> Back -> Arms
    Quads -> Hams -> Calves

    So, if you reverse the order, the weakening of that muscle group negatively effects the strength in exercises for the other groups. In other words, lifting chest then back shouldn't effect your weights, but lifting back then chest will negatively impact pressing strength.

    This may not be true for everyone, but I've tried it out and sure enough it was true for me. In other words, shoulder pressing has never seemed to impact my bench much if at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nooshefx View Post
    Congratulations! Your getting stronger fast!
    That's what happens everytime I start training HIT style. I get strong real quick. It feels REALLY good.
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  11. Got my new maxes in place.

    YESTERDAY
    Standing Overhead Press - 215x1
    Bench Press - 385x1

    TODAY
    Squats - 495x1
    Deadlift - 545x1

    Next week the program continues.

  12. Strong ass lifts
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Strong ass lifts
    Thanks bud! It's been a good week. Goals (just a little outside of realistic, but aim high!!!) 435 bench, 600 squat, and 650 dead by Christmas.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Strong ass lifts
    Exactly! Those numbers are very impressive.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Nooshefx View Post
    Exactly! Those numbers are very impressive.
    Thanks man!!!

  16. Never fails that I get towards the end of a cycle and things get crazy at home or work. I'll post a more complete update tomorrow. Here's the cliff notes rundown:

    Diet - bulking week 2
    Training - 531 W2 D1 - Overhead Press 175x9, Bench Press 310x8
    Supps - killer even at a low dose!!!

  17. Squats - 400x9
    Felt a little shaky at first, but things smoothed out as the set progressed. I could definitely tell it had been over a week since my last leg workout.
    http://youtu.be/ih99moe_ey4

    Deads - 440x8
    I could have pulled 9, but my back was feeling pretty tight from the squats. I forgot my chalk at home so I opted for straps instead. I'm going to be doing these strapless from here on out.
    http://youtu.be/v6iPznxvOTE

  18. You are looking a lot different now compared to those pics you posted 2 months ago after you went carb crazy. Fun to follow along

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Nooshefx View Post
    You are looking a lot different now compared to those pics you posted 2 months ago after you went carb crazy. Fun to follow along
    Filling in and filling out in a good way. I'm not too terribly concerned about bodyfat right now though. I'm gonna just get as huge as possible. As long as the too abs are still visible, I'll be happy.

  20. Nice liftin bud
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Nice liftin bud
    Thanks man. Got some work to do. It will be nice having 4 gym days again next week.

  22. I'm mixing up my split a bit after talking with a few guys about it (mainly Randoja). Here's what it looks like:

    Bench, Rows, Bis
    Squats, Hams
    Cardio
    Overhead Press, Dips, Calves
    Deads, Pullups, Lunges

  23. From this morning:

    531 Week 3 Day 2 SQUATS 425x6
    http://youtu.be/3MVoRQb1SJw

  24. Quote Originally Posted by supermanjow View Post
    From this morning:

    531 Week 3 Day 2 SQUATS 425x6
    http://youtu.be/3MVoRQb1SJw
    Nice set, makes my 325 x 6 look like peanuts. I'll be back up there hopefully by next summer.
    Bigcountry's Getting a little smaller: Epi/Stano Log

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/231194-bigcountrys-getting-little.html

  25. Stick with it!

  26. Quote Originally Posted by supermanjow View Post
    Stick with it!
    I was sitting on my couch this morning eating breakfast and planning my routine out for today when I realized something. I did body building style training from the age 15 to 22. Then started up again at 24 and I'm 26 now. Even my most intense bodybuilding routine don't even come close to power lifting. I mean I used to get sore and DOMS back then, but this is a whole new sore like on a cellular level. After last weeks dead lifting routine I literally went home and had to lay on the couch the rest of the day cause my legs were numb.
    Bigcountry's Getting a little smaller: Epi/Stano Log

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/231194-bigcountrys-getting-little.html

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Bigcountry08 View Post
    I was sitting on my couch this morning eating breakfast and planning my routine out for today when I realized something. I did body building style training from the age 15 to 22. Then started up again at 24 and I'm 26 now. Even my most intense bodybuilding routine don't even come close to power lifting. I mean I used to get sore and DOMS back then, but this is a whole new sore like on a cellular level. After last weeks dead lifting routine I literally went home and had to lay on the couch the rest of the day cause my legs were numb.
    Powerlifting is much harder on the nervous system. That's why I like 531. I can keep myself in the Hypertrophy rep range while still gaining strength and shocking the nervous system with weight progression.

  28. Much better dude. You sat back nicely and looks like your upper back remained strong the whole time. Minor butt dip but no biggie
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Much better dude. You sat back nicely and looks like your upper back remained strong the whole time. Minor butt dip but no biggie
    What's funny is that I've used this foot spacing in the past and for some reason I'd started bringing my feet in without even thinking about it. It was crazy how much deeper and stable I was just by widening.
  

  
 

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