Finally back in the gym / I'm going to appreciate my progress thread :-)

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    I read these as your current lifts. That would have been quite impressive!

    As it stands, I am pretty unimpressed with your bests given the wider context of the sh!t you talk. I have you handily beat in all except bench @ 170. Anyway, now you have motivation to smash through your plateaus on your way past me.

    I suppose this is my way of saying good luck, fatty!

    -Mullicious subbed.
    When have you squatted over 450 @ 170? You told me you don't go much over 250 at your current weight. You may have gotten over 450 at 205-210 (in a suit?) but let's stop making crap up, Mullet.

    Ok, continue Hiroshima-fest.


  2. Week 1, Workout #3: Chest, Tris, Shoulders
    Okay, so I went ahead and did some flat bench... I was still a little sore from the last workout, but not sore enough to account for this level of weakness And, I felt MUCH stronger than I did last time I was in the gym, so I'd honestly guess you could take 20-30+lbs off of what I did today, and that would have been my working set last week.

    Flat Bench:
    Warmup w/ 135x10, 185x4, 225x1
    Working set: 245 x 3 --> Then I quit Big drop in strength, but it could have been worse, I suppose.

    Incline Hammer
    Didn't even count the weight, just threw stuff on there and repped it nice and slow for 4 sets of 10-15 reps.

    Also did Hammer Shoulder Press, and machine dips.
    Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-21-2008 at 07:22 PM.
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  3. good job

  4. Sweet... no gym updates, but measured arms and I'm up to 16 7/8". I'm up 3/4" in a week (from 16 1/8" when I started)! (Although, it really doesn't feel like it.)
    Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-21-2008 at 07:21 PM.

  5. Week 2, Workout #1
    Okay, its actually been one whole week to the day since I've been back in the gym! "yay", what an accomplishment, right? Did back/bis today. Felt much stronger again. Can't compare anything to last week other than preacher curls. Last week my preacher curls were 85 lbs for a few reps, today I was able to go up to 95lbs for about 8 or 9 reps. So, that was nice.

    Everything was very slow and controlled.

    Hammer High Row: 185 x 8-13 x 3
    Pulldowns: 120 x 8-10 x 3 (This is the "heaviest" pull down machine I've ever used! The pulley's must be setup funny.)
    Hyper extensions: BW+25lbs x 10 x 3
    Preacher Curls 85 x 12, 95 x 6-9 x 2
    One armed machine curls: 70 x 9 x 3
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  6. Sweet Jesus Kwycke, welcome back. With all this horny talk, I can put down my Mountain Jugs Magazine and get fresh again. Thank you.
    My The 1 LOG: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/254164-my-one-log.html

  7. Yeah, good to be back, thanks! Hopefully I'll be sticking around!

  8. Back from Vegas - not my town. Keep it going.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    When have you squatted over 450 @ 170? You told me you don't go much over 250 at your current weight. You may have gotten over 450 at 205-210 (in a suit?) but let's stop making crap up, Mullet.

    Ok, continue Hiroshima-fest.
    He said he was repping 370. Not pushing yourself and not having the ability are not the same. However, from now on I'll make sure to check with you what weights I am pushing, jas. Thanks.

    Anyway, sorry kwyck, hijack over.

  10. No weights today kwyck?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    No weights today kwyck?
    Nah, nothing today. Got my routine all screwed up b/c I had to be at a hospital doing some volunteer competency testing crap. I'll be back in the gym tomorrow.

  12. Vegas ****ed pretty significantly with my training as well. Buffet food + being stuck in a booth all day = fat and skinny Mullet.


  13. Fat and skinny? Join the club

    Having said that, I would have loved to hit some Vegas buffets! That sounds like a hell of a lot of fun. Eating = my favorite thing ever.

  14. Week 2, Day 2Chest / Shoulders / Tris
    Lifts were all up again (no surprise here), but more exciting was that FINALLY that pump I've been waiting for hit me. I actually looked like I had some muscle on me after I got some blood flowing in my upper body,

    Hammer Flat: 245 x 13-9 reps x 3 (+20lbs and about 5 reps over last week)--I actually thought the difference between hammer bench and flat would have been larger than it was, but to my surprise, it wasn't that huge of a difference.
    Hammer Shoulder Press: 185 x 13-9 reps x 3 (+50lbs over last week, but I lifted light last week)
    Side Laterals: 25 lbs x 11-8 x 3 (+7.5lbs over last week)
    Incline Flys: 30lbs, slow, 3 sets, didn't count
    Rope pulldowns (tris): 2 sets, didn't count weight
    Dips machien: 2 sets,d didn't count weight

  15. Maybe I didn't catch it, but are you alternating between free weights and machines, or keeping on machines for the sake of tendons and/or initial ego (I know how it is).

  16. I'm alternating. Since I'm hitting each body part every 4 days or so I figured it'd be a good idea. I don't have a "set routine" or anything. I'm just going to head in, lift, and go home.

    I'm over the ego thing at the moment. Hopefully it'll stay that way! Ego lifting = injuries. I am, however, a bit concerned about strength gains from just starting back up in the gym. I'm going to really have to watch my tendons and joints if I keep eating decent. Muscle memory = good and bad

  17. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    I'm alternating. Since I'm hitting each body part every 4 days or so I figured it'd be a good idea. I don't have a "set routine" or anything. I'm just going to head in, lift, and go home.

    I'm over the ego thing at the moment. Hopefully it'll stay that way! Ego lifting = injuries. I am, however, a bit concerned about strength gains from just starting back up in the gym. I'm going to really have to watch my tendons and joints if I keep eating decent. Muscle memory = good and bad
    Definitely. Such rapid acceleration can land you injured pretty quick. I avoided that by using a routine that employed movements once every two weeks (or something similar). I like 'feel' training though. Keeps things exciting!

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Definitely. Such rapid acceleration can land you injured pretty quick. I avoided that by using a routine that employed movements once every two weeks (or something similar). I like 'feel' training though. Keeps things exciting!
    Yeah, I'm with you on the feel training... that's largely what's determining my workouts right now. I just consider what I want to hit, hit it until it feels good with whatever exercise sounds good at the moment, and then remind myself I'll be hitting it again in 4 days so I don't over do it.

  19. Measurements update:

    Start: 5/14/08 ---------------> Today: 5/25/08 (11 days)
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    Arms (flexed): 16 1/8" -----> 17"
    Chest: 48" --------------------> 49.25"
    Shoulders: 55" ---------------> 55.5"
    Quads: 26" (not checked yet)
    Calves: 16 1/4" (not checked yet)

    My size is coming back before my strength. Very odd, usually it happens the other way.

  20. Week 2, Day 2
    Quick workout today; I have a lot to do.

    Hammer High Row: 225 x 13-8 x 3 -- felt much stronger this week... MUCH stronger. It was very nice.
    Assisted Pullups: <-- upset they were assisted, but if I wanted to get 10+ reps I needed it. 3 sets :'(
    Preacher Curls: 75lbs x 3 sets x 8-10 reps. I was toasted from the heavy rows and lots of pullups, so I couldn't lift heavy.

    Overall, it was a good day. I actually saw veins in my bicep... wow....

  21. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Week 2, Day 2
    Quick workout today; I have a lot to do.

    Hammer High Row: 225 x 13-8 x 3 -- felt much stronger this week... MUCH stronger. It was very nice.
    Assisted Pullups: <-- upset they were assisted, but if I wanted to get 10+ reps I needed it. 3 sets :'(
    Preacher Curls: 75lbs x 3 sets x 8-10 reps. I was toasted from the heavy rows and lots of pullups, so I couldn't lift heavy.

    Overall, it was a good day. I actually saw veins in my bicep... wow....
    I'm not really familiar with Hammer Strength movements - is this a BB Row?

  22. I don't know how to describe it, really. So, here is the machine (my form is a little better than this guys, and I use both hands )

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  23. Ah, okay! I have used those before actually, they are great for rhombs I find. I had one at my gym in Alberta.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Ah, okay! I have used those before actually, they are great for rhombs I find. I had one at my gym in Alberta.
    Yeah, they're pretty sweet. I like the high row a lot. The low row I'm not a huge fan of.

  25. So, my diet has been crap the past couple of days b/c I got a little obsessed with some chemistry work I had to do. I was like "man... I probably already started losing size". Then I decided to go in the bathroom and measure my arms and they're up

    Arms (flexed)
    5/14/08 : 16 1/8"
    5/28/08: 17 1/4"

    1.125" in two weeks. That's awesome. I'm loving this. I should take a year off every year so I can see growth like this,

  26. Awesome progress kwyck - glycogen is an amazing thing.

  27. Glycogen + superdrol = even better I started it a little back at 20mg/day, and it was "meh", and about 2 days ago I bumped it to 30mg and now my back hurts when I stand up too long. So, I think its kicking in! haha

    But, despite the gains I've still got almost 1.5" of arm to fill in j ust to be caught up, and I have a feeling things will be moving MUCH slower soon

  28. Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    Glycogen + superdrol = even better I started it a little back at 20mg/day, and it was "meh", and about 2 days ago I bumped it to 30mg and now my back hurts when I stand up too long. So, I think its kicking in! haha

    But, despite the gains I've still got almost 1.5" of arm to fill in j ust to be caught up, and I have a feeling things will be moving MUCH slower soon
    Superdrol is definitely insane. No Test?

  29. Your arms peaked at 18.75''? That's pretty good at 5'10''. I didn't even think Superdrol was around anymore.

  30. jas123
    Oh, maybe not 18.75, about 18.5, give or take a little. I didn't measure for a while before I stopped lifting, but the last time I measured they were a little under 18.5 flexed. Shoulders were about 57.75", chest 51", waist was 36.5". (Sounds bigger than it looked, trust me) My chest and shoulders looked big before, but b/c of my very long monkey arms my arms never actually looked that big. Plus, my triceps just naturally suck, so that made them look even smaller... oh, and my forearms sucked, too. So, that didn't help my weak arms, either

    SD "itself" isn't around, but the clones. And, the back pumps I'm getting just sitting in my chair doing homework remind me "exactly" of the original I took a few years ago.

    Mullet
    Yeah, very small dose of test so I've got a sex drive while I'm on SD. Took some Prop powder and dumped it into penetrate. I've got some tren ace that I wanna dump into a TD, but given my current situation with my "studies" I can't afford the head change.
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