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    Road to Pro: Andrew Pardue's Journey to Becoming a Natural


    Hey everyone! I've been on other forums for a little while now but pretty new to this site so I wanted to become more active on here and begin keeping my training/diet/thought log on here as well!I hope it can give another view of natural bodybuilding and help give some good ideas for everyone to use in their own journey!

    Just to give some background about myself I'm an undergrad exercise science major at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. I'm very involved in natural bodybuilding and am actually part of a group called Inside Natural Bodybuilding which attends natty shows and provides coverage of the show along with interviews of athletes to post on our YouTube and Facebook page for an ESPN type experience for fans across the country. I'm also extremely blessed and proud to be not only a writer but also a sponsored athlete of musclefreaksnutrition.com.

    I'm in my first year of a 2-3 year growing season in order to put on some serious size before I plan to step back on stage again so I hope to give some insight into my growing season and how I balance bodybuilding with college, work etc!
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    So yesterday evening I went ahead and tested my 1RM to open up more of my schedule for the weekend! I only usaully test 1RM once a year to get my updated percentage for some of my training programs and it's about that time! Below is my maxes and some thoughts I had about them. Although we were going to begin Sheiko on Monday, after noticing my squat 1RM was still lagging Cliff (my coach Team Wilson) gave me a squat focused smolov jr. routine which has be squatting quite a bit which I can't wait for! So after giving my body two days to recover Monday I'll be starting that and should have logs up like normal!

    Squat 255lbs (I was obviously pretty disappointed at this point. My leg workouts are always extremely productive and growth has been very good this growing season, but as usual my biggest weak point is in the 1-3 rep range. However I expected a little more than this. Just more motivation to really crush this next program though!! If we didn't have weak points then bodybuilding wouldn't be nearly as fun.)

    Bench 215 (Although most people would warm up with this, it was actually a very awesome max for me. First time hitting 215 and for someone that is very weak during max outs this was real progress!)

    Deadlift 345 (I was happy with this as well. Of course I'm going to keep chasing more but it's a vast improvement from a year ago!)

    Next stop smolov!!! Hope everyone has a great labor day weekend!
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    In, bro. I have been a natural bodybuilder my whole life and have spent the last 7 months doing Ed Coan periodization templates. Very happy w the size/strength I have put on thus far. Interested to see your smolov log
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockme View Post
    In, bro. I have been a natural bodybuilder my whole life and have spent the last 7 months doing Ed Coan periodization templates. Very happy w the size/strength I have put on thus far. Interested to see your smolov log
    Always great to meet a fellow natty! It should be a fun program, you logging yours on here as well?
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    Subbed for Smolov. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Subbed for Smolov. Good luck.
    I'm definitely ready to focus this much on my squat. As I said above my legs have improved a lot and are one of my better body parts but my low rep stuff still lags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeahawkMuscle View Post
    Always great to meet a fellow natty! It should be a fun program, you logging yours on here as well?
    I am currently not logging anything. I'm in a hypertrophy phase right now hitting the main lifts for three sets of 10...light weight. I recently purchased Wendler's Beyond 5/3/1, and I may try to piece that together into a program that suits my needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockme View Post
    I am currently not logging anything. I'm in a hypertrophy phase right now hitting the main lifts for three sets of 10...light weight. I recently purchased Wendler's Beyond 5/3/1, and I may try to piece that together into a program that suits my needs.
    I've heard of a lot of people really liking the 5/3/1 and adapting it to their own needs! Let me know how you like it!! I haven't tried it but I'd love to run it sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeahawkMuscle View Post
    I've heard of a lot of people really liking the 5/3/1 and adapting it to their own needs! Let me know how you like it!! I haven't tried it but I'd love to run it sometime.
    Yeah bro. One more week of hypertrophy and then I may run it. Maybe log it, I will see. It's always more fun to log and get the camaraderie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockme View Post
    Yeah bro. One more week of hypertrophy and then I may run it. Maybe log it, I will see. It's always more fun to log and get the camaraderie!
    Definitely, it helps me to keep more detailed logs and better analyze my movements! Plus hopefully it'll give some other people good ideas for their training.
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    Terrible nights sleep. I may have gotten 3 hours because for some reason I just couldn't fall asleep. Luckily today shouldn't be a tough day as far as classes so a little pre-workout and I'll be fine. Went with platinum pre, it's become my go to pre-workout lately, love it!

    The workout ended up being really good after the Pre- kicked in. The exercises I used felt really good. It's the first time I've added DB pullovers in a program and I ended up really liking them!


    Day 2 (~1 hour)
    Barbell Bench 4x5-)7 175x5,5,5 165x5

    Decline Bench 4x5-7) 165x5,5,5,5

    Free Motion Bench 2x5-7) 100x5 80x7

    High Row 4x10-20) 180x10,10,10,10

    DB Row 4x10-20) 85x12,10,10,12

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    I was freakin' psyched to get back at it today! All the lifts felt good other than sumo deads. It's going to take a few sessions of getting used to them but I like the feel so far. Trying to keep rest periods around 90 seconds. As my squat sets get more intense I'll probably extend it to 120 seconds or so.

    Day 3
    Squat- 7x5 75% 1RM) 180x5,5,5,5,5,5,5

    Sumo Deadlift- 2x8-10) 135x10,10 (First time doing sumo style deads so this will take some getting used to lol)

    Hip Adductor -2x10) 100x10,10

    Hip Abductor-2x10) 80x15 90x12

    DB Shoulder Press 4x10-20) 80x10,10,10,10 (only increase reps on last two sets next week)

    Machine Shoulder Press Neutral Grip 3x10-20) 60x10 40x20,20 (Stay at 40 next week)

    Seated Lateral 3x10-20) 40x15,15,15
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    After day 5 of my smolov jr program I can already tell the key to getting the most out of it is to really focus on my recovery i.e. foam rolling, quality night's sleep, flexibility work etc. For anyone that hasn't ran smolov jr before you'll see from my logs that it's high volume. Not only is the main lift high volume but also the other aspects of the workout.

    Squatting this often is already helping me to pinpoint parts of my squat that I need to improve on. Like today I noticed that even though I'm flexible enough to go ATG that I'm allowing my lower back to round a little too much when I'm in the whole. Being able to practice the squat this often should really help me fine tune my form which I'm obviously happy about. Today was a good workout overall, the squat sessions are already a bit tough so these next few weeks should be very interesting! 10x3 squats during my day 6 tomorrow which should be fun! From time to time you all will see additional notes I make to myself as reminders for the next week so you may see some goofy stuff from time to time haha

    Day 5

    Squat- 8x4 80% 1RM 190x4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4 (90 second rests)

    Deadlift-3x3-5) 285x3,3, 3 (120 sec rests) (only go up 5 or so pounds next week)

    Hammer Strength One Arm Row 4x5-7) 135x7,7,7,7 (60 second rest)

    Pull-Ups 3x5-7) BWx6,6,6

    Kneeling 1 Arm Cable Row 3x5-7) 15x7,7,7

    Seated Curl 3x15-20) 40x15,15,15 (oh the burn!!!)

    Hammer Curl 3x15-20) 40x15,15,15 (Stay this weight)

    Cable Curl 3x30-40) 4x30 3x30, 30

    Lying Rope Hammer Curl w/ Fat Grips 3x30-40) 4x30,30
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    That is a ton of volume, man. I think I would spiral into overtraining w that much. But more power to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockme View Post
    That is a ton of volume, man. I think I would spiral into overtraining w that much. But more power to you
    I think the big thing is just keeping on top of recovery. Studies have show that hitting a body part several times a week can create promote better hypertrophy. I think for most people once they adapt to that volume and keep theirselves doing their recovery work that it can be a great program. But I'll stay on top of this long so everybody can see what it ends up being like for me. Since I'm in college and working 3 fitness jobs it'll be a true test of perseverance for sure lol.
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    Being a personal trainer at the campus recreation means each month I have to attend a team meeting, today we had to do a team cycling workout in our new fitness studios.....Needless to say I was pissed since I couldn't get out of it and still had my smolov jr workout after. Anyway after a few minutes rest in between and some carbs I knocked it out and ended up having a good workout. Even though smolov routines focus on one major lift in order to bring it up, the other exercises in the routine are just as intense as they normally would be. I know my other body parts are still going to improve during this routine, I love it so far!

    Day 6
    Squat- 10x3 85% 1RM) 205x3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3

    Leg Ext- 1x30) 50x35

    Seated Leg Curl- 1x30) 50x35

    Barbell Bench 3x10-20) 125x10,10,13

    Decline Bench 3x10-20) 145x10 135x10,

    EZ Skull Crushers 4x15-20) 30x20,20,20,20

    Machine Dip 2x15-20) 70x30 95x27 (115 next week)

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    To keep myself fresh(er) during smolov jr I'm using my rest days to focus on foam rolling/mobility work. My Thursdays and Sundays are scheduled rest days so this morning I spent 10-20 minutes foam rolling what areas I felt needed more attention before my next squat sessions and also doing hip mobility work since after a high school injury I have some hip issues. Spending just a few minutes twice a week is really going to make a difference in being able to power through so much volume. I absolutely love foam rolling and can say it's helped me a crap load this year since I've consistently added it into my week.
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    Had a great session today! Squats felt smooth and strong and my other exercises went really well too! Classes this week are crazy so it's really shown me just how quick I can get through a workout when I have to be done asap! No extra rest other than my assigned rest periods, no bull, just getting in the gym and putting the work in! Loving it! Starting my second week of this smolov jr I can say my legs are still feeling fresh and I'm loving the volume. Even my arm work is amazing!!!

    Squat- 6x6 70% 1RM) 175x6,6,6,6,6,6

    Leg Ext. - 3x10) 160x10,10,10

    Stiff Leg Deadlift- 3x10) 165x10,10,10(Slight pause at bottom to really put the focus on the hamstrings and not lower back/momentum)

    Close Grip Bench 3x4-8) 125x8,8,8

    Straight Pushdown 3x4-8) 16x8,8,8

    1 Arm Hammer Grip Cable Pushdown 3x4-8)
    4x9 5x8,8

    EZ Curl 3x4-8) 50x8,8,8

    Seated DB Curl 3x4-8) 70x7,7,7

    Seated Hammer Curl 3x4-8)
    80x7,7 W/ FGx5+2

    Seated DB Lateral 4x6-10) 50x10,10,10,14
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    Good workout today! Another crazy busy day so the workout was quick and to the point. Really good sets, the back work was especially intense today.

    Day 2 Week 2
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    Barbell Bench 4x5-7) 175x5,5,5,5

    Hammer Strength Decline Bench 4x5-7) 180x8 190x8 200x8,8

    Free Motion Bench 2x5-7) 90x6,6

    High Row 4x10-20) 180x11,11,11,11 (slow it down a little)

    DB Row 4x10-20) 85x12,12,12,12 (go up last two sets next week)

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    Solid workout today! My hips felt a little beat up today however I don't think it's from the smolov but from having chronically tight hips that have caused me trouble for quite some time. With my week being so busy I haven't gotten to do my normal post workout mobility work. Luckily tomorrow during my rest day I can get some foam rolling and mobility work in.

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    Squat- 7x5 75% 1RM) 185x5,5,5,5,5,5,5

    Sumo Deadlift- 2x8-10) 155x8,8

    Hip Adductor -2x10) 110x10,10

    Hip Abductor-2x10) 100x10,10

    DB Shoulder Press 4x10-20) 80x10,10,12,12

    Machine Shoulder Press Neutral Grip 3x10-20)
    40x20,20,20

    Seated Lateral 3x10-20) 40x17,17,17

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    Solid workout today! My hips are starting to feel back to normal after some foam rolling and this workout which is great. Tomorrow I head to Virginia Beach, VA to cover the OCB Battle for Tidewater for Inside Natural Bodybuilding! Can't wait to see this show, and hopefully fit in a workout sometime while I'm there!

    Day 5 Week 2

    Squat- 8x4 80% 1RM 195x4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4
    (90 second rests)

    Deadlift-3x3-5) 285x4,4,4 (120 sec rests)

    Hammer Strength One Arm Row 4x5-7) 155x 5,5,5,5 (60 second rest)

    Pull-Ups 3x5-7) BWx7,7,7

    Kneeling 1 Arm Cable Row 3x5-7) 16x7,7,7

    Seated Curl 3x15-20) 40x16,16,16

    Hammer Curl 3x15-20) 40x16,16,17

    Cable Curl 3x30-40) 4x32,30,30

    Lying Rope Hammer Curl w/ Fat Grips 3x30-40) 4x32,32,32
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    I'll likely make a full blog on this later but for now this weekend I was able to meet and hangout with the guys from Core Nutritionals all day on Saturday at the show I was covering! I met Doug Miller and his wife, RC Williams, Carl Frady III and Amy Schregardus and they were all freaking awesome! We ended up talking like we had all known each other for years which shows just how great of people that company is made up of.

    Between shows I was even able to go CRUSH IT at One Life gym with Carl and Amy, two of my now best friends in the sport. We had a great workout and really got to know each other which was great! In addition to giving me some great samples and a Core shirt that I had been wanting for a long time, I was invited to come visit them again in late November! I was due for my 10x3 squat workout and was feeling terrible, so Carl gave me some Core Fury for which I got to try for thr first time and I LOVED IT! More to come on that later but for now here's the workout!

    Squat- 10x3 85% 1RM) 210x3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3

    Leg Ext- 1x30) New Gym
    50x35

    Seated Leg Curl- 1x30) New Gym
    50x35

    Barbell Bench 3x10-20) 125x12,12,11

    Decline Bench 3x10-20) 115x12,15,13
    145x10 135x10,10

    EZ Skull Crushers 4x15-20) 40x15,15,15,15

    Machine Dip 2x15-20) New Gym
    70x30 95x27 (115 next week)

    Rope Pushdown 3x30-40) New Gym
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    1 Arm Overhead Cable Extensions 3x30-40) New Gym
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    Coming off this weekend I was crazy excited to hit the gym, and of course repped my Core Nutritionals gear and supplements all day! Had a pretty solid workout other than the sheer length which put me just a tad behind today. Hips felt a little tight but they're much better than they were late last week!

    Day 1 Week 3

    Squat- 6x6 70% 1RM) 180x6,6,6,6,6,6

    Leg Ext. - 3x10) 170x10,10,10

    Stiff Leg Deadlift- 3x10) 175x10,10,10

    Close Grip Bench 3x4-8) 135x8,8,8

    Straight Pushdown 3x4-8) 17x8,8,8

    1 Arm Neutral Grip Cable Pushdown 3x4-8) 6x4,4,4

    EZ Curl 3x4-8) 55x8,8,8

    Seated DB Curl 3x4-8) 70x8,8,8

    Seated Hammer Curl 3x4-8) 80x8,8,8

    Seated DB Lateral 4x6-10) 2:1:2 50x8,8,8,8
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    My dude IFPA Pro RJ Perkins is starting a Q&A series for anything related to a first time competition!! Be sure to check it out and get some great information!

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    Day 2 Week 3

    Barbell Bench 4x5-7) 175x5,5 155x6,6

    Hammer Strength Decline Bench 4x5-7) 200x8,8,8,9

    Free Motion Bench 2x5-7) 90x7,7

    High Row 4x10-20) 160x12,12,12,12 (better contraction than last week since I decided to decrease the weight and slow them tempo down)

    DB Row 4x10-20) 85x12,12,13,13
    85x12,12,12,12 (go up last two sets next week)

    DB Pullover 2x10-20) 50x17,
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    Here's my interview with IFPA pro and owner of Core Nutritionals, Doug Miller!!

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    Also here's my workout from today!

    Squat- 7x5 75% 1RM) 190x5,5,5,5,5,5,5

    Conventional Deadlift- 2x8-10) 215x10,10
    (With my hip issues I defided sumo style wasn't a good idea for now. Conventional puts a lot leas wear and tear on me personally)

    Hip Adductor -2x10) 120x10,10

    Hip Abductor-2x10) 110x10,11

    DB Shoulder Press 4x10-20) 80x11,11,12,12

    Machine Shoulder Press Neutral Grip 3x10-20)
    55x15,15,15

    Seated Lateral 3x10-20) 40x18,18,18
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    Yesterday my best friend drove down to Wilmington to hangout for the weekend, and of course we had to start the reunion off with a workout! Overall it was a pretty good workout! My hips were once again a little tight but I was still able to get in a solid squat session. The past week or two has been so busy that I haven't been able to foam roll like normal which I can tell has affected my recovery some. This week I'm definitely finding a way to make to for some extra rolling since my sessions are getting more and more intense as the weight increases.

    Day 6 Week 3

    Squat- 10x3 85% 1RM) 215x3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3

    Leg Ext- 1x30) 60x40

    Seated Leg Curl- 1x30) 60x35

    Barbell Bench 3x10-20) 125x12,12,14
    (90-120 seconds)

    Decline Bench 3x10-20) 115x15,16,16

    EZ Skull Crushers 4x15-20) 40x20,20,20,20

    Machine Dip 2x15-20) 50x40 70x30

    Rope Pushdown 3x30-40) 4x40,40,40

    1 Arm Overhead Cable Extensions 3x30-40) 1x30,30,30
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    Started the week of in a bit of a crabby mood. A lot of stuff on my mind but I had to remind myself that not matter what's going on in my life, I can't slack off from the gym. Long term goals can't be put on hold just because I don't feel amazing every day. Got in and lost myself in the workout and ended up with a pretty solid session.

    Day 1 Week 4

    Squat- 6x6 70% 1RM) 185x6,6,6,6,6,6

    Leg Ext. - 3x10) 175x10,10,10
    (barely increase next week)

    Stiff Leg Deadlift- 3x10) 185x10,10,10

    Close Grip Bench 3x4-8) 140x8,8,8 (great sets, only increase 5lbs)

    Straight Pushdown 3x4-8) 18x6,6,6

    1 Arm Neutral Grip Cable Pushdown 3x4-8)
    6x5,5,5

    EZ Curl 3x4-8) 60x6,6,6

    Seated DB Curl 3x4-8) 80x6,6,6

    Seated Hammer Curl 3x4-8) 90x6,6,6

    Seated DB Lateral 4x6-10) 2:1:2
    50x9,9,9
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    The past few days have very much been a head game for me. Some life events recently got me psyched out and had me worrying a lot throughout the day. The past couple of days hitting the gym was the last thing on my mind. Through all the turmoil and mind games however I continually reminded myself that my long term goals can't be put on hold simply because I didn't feel like working out. So needless to say I dragged myself in there, quit the whining, and got to freaking work. Regardless of everything outside of the gym I was able to get in very strong workouts and kept right on track. There's no reason for letting other people around us prevent us from chasing and achieving our dreams. No freaking limits on what we can do.

    Here's today's workout! Day 3 Week 4

    Squat- 7x5 75% 1RM) 195x5,5,5,5,5,5,5

    Conventional Deadlift- 2x8-10) 225x10,10

    Hip Adductor -2x10) 130x10,10

    Hip Abductor-2x10) 1:2:1 110x10,10

    DB Shoulder Press 4x10-20) *70x15,15,15,15 (40s were taking, ugh)
    Last week: 80x11,11,12,12

    Machine Shoulder Press Neutral Grip 3x10-20)
    55x16,16,17

    Seated Lateral 3x10-20) 40x20,20,20
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    Subbed to support another natural bodybuilder as well as learn more about smolov..

    Are you picking the assistance exercises (the curls, etc) or is this all laid out in the program?
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    Smolov is looking brutal so far. Keep up the work though dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aceroni View Post
    Subbed to support another natural bodybuilder as well as learn more about smolov..

    Are you picking the assistance exercises (the curls, etc) or is this all laid out in the program?
    Thanks man! It's a ton of sets but I'm really enjoying the program so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aceroni View Post
    Subbed to support another natural bodybuilder as well as learn more about smolov..

    Are you picking the assistance exercises (the curls, etc) or is this all laid out in the program?
    Glad to have the support! I actually chose my assistance work. The program was given to me kind of like this.

    EX. Day 6
    10x3 Squats.
    1x30 Leg Extension
    1x30 Leg Curl
    6 Sets Chest
    6 Sets Triceps

    So a few exercises where laid it and then the rest I was able to choose. I liked that a lot since I could chose exercises that put more emphasis on what I specifically needed to work on like using the close grip EZ Curl rather than wide etc etc.
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    Still having to fight some heads games the latter part of this week but regardless I got my butt in the gym and had a killer workout today. Nobody can take away the person you are, and the things you achieve.

    A lot of people shy away from doing sets as high as 20-40 reps but I truly believe they can be a great addition to your workouts. They do a great job of flooding extra blood into the muscles and really emphasis sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. You'll see my second arm day of the week has several exercises with high reps like this.

    Day 5 Week 4

    Squat- 8x4 80% 1RM 205x4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4
    (90 second rests)

    Deadlift-3x3-5) 275x5,5,5
    (120 sec rests)

    Hammer Strength One Arm Row 4x5-7)
    155x7,7,7,7
    (60 second rest)

    Pull-Ups 3x5-7) 0:1:0:1 BWx7,7,7

    Kneeling 1 Arm Cable Row 3x5-7) 17x6,6,6

    Seated Curl 3x15-20) 40x18,18,18

    Hammer Curl 3x15-20) 40x20,20,20

    Cable Curl 3x30-40) 4x33,33,33

    Machine Preacher Curl 3x30-40) 30x26,26,26
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    Finished off week 4 with a pretty strong workout! I'm having to work on an ankle issue that's came about so that's annoying but none the less I was able to wrap up a good workout. Now it's time to sit back and watch some Mr. O coverage!!

    Day 6 Week 4

    quat- 10x3 85% 1RM) 215x3,3 220x3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3 (start pointing my big toe forward in order to give my ankle enough room in the hole.) (First two sets were supposed to be 220 as well but I had a brain fart at first.)

    Leg Ext- 1x30) 75x40

    Seated Leg Curl- 1x30) 65x50 (holy crap)

    Barbell Bench 3x10-20) 125x13,13,13 (good sets) (90-120 seconds)

    Decline Bench 3x10-20) 115x16,14,12 (eh)

    EZ Skull Crushers 4x15-20) 50x15,15,15,15

    Machine Dip 2x15-20) 80x20,20

    Rope Pushdown 3x30-40) 5x30,30,30

    1 Arm Overhead Dumbbell Extensions 3x30-40) 5lbs x 30,30,30
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    Here's a great video on posing by THE MAN IFPA pro RJ Perkins! I've seen first hand how great RJ's clients pose at shows and can say he's a great resource for people wanting to improve their own posing! RJ's a great posing coach and prep coach if anyone is looking for a quality coach to get them ready for a show!

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    Most people may not know, but a few months ago I set up my own personal webpage, naturalbodybuildingtalk.com! I use it to interview coaches and athletes throughout natural bodybuilding that I personally know and think have a lot of great information to give athletes and fans. I also use it to do supplement reviews and as a place to post all the articles I write! Along with all of that I blog a few times a month about my journey as a natural bodybuilders and my overall thoughts on life and bodybuilding as I continue my pursuit of my goals! I definitely encourage you guys to check it out and as always I appreciate the support!!

    http://naturalbodybuildingtalk.com/
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    Sweet! Sounds right up my alley... Checking out now!
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    Ever considered doing a podcast? Seems like those interviews and subject matter would do well in the talk radio format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daft205 View Post
    Ever considered doing a podcast? Seems like those interviews and subject matter would do well in the talk radio format.
    Thanks for the support my dude!!

    The group I work with, Inside Natural Bodybuilding, actually has a podcast where various athletes and promoters come on and discuss upcoming shows and placings so I wouldn't want to piggy back off of them. One reason I did the web page/blog was because so many people have began doing their own personal YouTube page etc that I wanted to do something different. From what I see from INB's podcast getting the equipment and setting it up would be too much for me lol
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