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ScottyDoc-“winner winner chicken dinner”?
Yessir! That is him! He was head rep there for a while. He is the one that got me to rep for them years back.
Your pic reminds me that I still have a long way to go, damn. BUT, I'm on my way!
Thanks Brother!!! You are well on your way. Your recent pics are proof of that!
His pic reminds me...really of nothing to about myself. He and I are ying and yang. I got all the fat and he got all the muscles.
Oh I got the fat too!!!! I am just a bit more vain than you that is all. :)
But we need guys like you too. As a reminder to keep grinding. :)

"Daddy, stop eating cake or you will look like him."
"Ouch Mommy slapped Daddy at the dinner table!"

Without googling can anyone name the movie that quote is from?

Yeah...but what do I have for motivation?
Vagina maybe?
Ouch, and then comes with the follow up back hand...
I can't win on here. First, I am too fat. Then, I will deliver and everyone be say I am doing an extreme diet and stupid, etc.

Geez. Tough crowd.
What if you took a very basic functional diet and followed it with extreme discipline... then you win. You still get to be extreme too. HAHA, I say that like it would be easy.

You can do or be what ever you want, you just have to want it bad enough!!
DING DING DING!!!!

This is the number one and most true statement here. Once I want something bad enough not much of anything will get in my way.

I did not train legs, or anything last night. As soon as I put on my gym shoes my foot started hurting pretty bad. Looking up a podiatrist online to see if I can get in ASAP. Want to make sure wherever I go has an x-ray machine already so I don't have to make extra appointments.

Diet wise I kept it keto style yesterday and will do so for the next few days. I am already a couple lbs lighter than yesterday, and expect that by this Friday I should be pretty close to cleaned up. I might try to go bike riding later if it doesn't mess with my foot.
 
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Got my appointment at the podiatrist Thursday afternoon. Made sure they would at a minimum be able to do some x-rays while I am there. From the reading I have been doing it could be one of 2 things. One a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal (most likely) or some type of soft tissue damage / inflammation... I am leaning toward the stress fracture because it started hurting around the time I was sprinting more. This was actually the reason I stopped sprinting to try and let it heal up. I am a little worried it is the stress fracture, the last thing I want is to be out of commission for leg training but if that is what it ends up being I am fine with it rather than making things worse walking and training with my gait being off.

I knew I wasn't going to lift last night, even though I didn't do the leg workout the day before last night wasn't a scheduled day and I stayed inside to have a family dinner which typically doesn't happen often at the house. I think they missed me. I stayed with keto style food choices and kept a good deficit since not training. My body is responding to the deficit and low carbs just as expected.

Tonight is an upper body night, I am looking forward to getting out in the garage and just playing a bit. See what I can actually do and then have some fun. My shoulders seem to really be flaring up right now just from sleeping wrong on them, or from the hotel bed being to firm and not giving my shoulders anywhere to go under my body weight. As much as I try not to be I am a chronic side sleeper which is horrible for your shoulders. Both of my labrum are aggravated right now. Lots of warm up needed and very specific angles during training to keep things feeling good for the next week or so while the inflammation settles.
 
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Finally a challenging workout with out any joint pain. I played it smart and spread my volume out a little by doing body weight EMOM work.

I have to go get an MRI Saturday, the Doc said Stress Fracture most likely and probably also inflamed tendons. He said no leg training other than leg extensions, curls and low intensity bike riding and that might get much more restrictive if the fracture is back where the inflamed tendon connects. I was a little frustrated by the news so I wanted to challenge myself and work of some frustration. Hoping it isn't too bad but decided to separate my upper body parts and do once a week for the next few weeks. Thinking a Pull day, Push day, and then a Shoulders and Arms day.

Pull Ups EMOM x 20 minutes @ 3 reps 10 sets wide grip 10 sets regular total 60 pull ups I ripped off a nice sized part of a callous on the 16th set and put on some figure 8 straps to finish out the last 4 sets.

Reverse Grip Cable Rows 3 sets 15-25 reps - was holding with just my fingers to keep the bar off of where my skin ripped. Made my forearms pump up big time.
 
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Finally a challenging workout with out any joint pain. I played it smart and spread my volume out a little by doing body weight EMOM work.

I have to go get an MRI Saturday, the Doc said Stress Fracture most likely and probably also inflamed tendons. He said no leg training other than leg extensions, curls and low intensity bike riding and that might get much more restrictive if the fracture is back where the inflamed tendon connects. I was a little frustrated by the news so I wanted to challenge myself and work of some frustration. Hoping it isn't too bad but decided to separate my upper body parts and do once a week for the next few weeks. Thinking a Pull day, Push day, and then a Shoulders and Arms day.

Pull Ups EMOM x 20 minutes @ 3 reps 10 sets wide grip 10 sets regular total 60 pull ups I ripped off a nice sized part of a callous on the 16th set and put on some figure 8 straps to finish out the last 4 sets.

Reverse Grip Cable Rows 3 sets 15-25 reps - was holding with just my fingers to keep the bar off of where my skin ripped. Made my forearms pump up big time.
That's the spirit! Have to get my sh1t together like you and fight depression over my leg injury (hamstring tear). Right now I feel like not working out ever again -but have to remind me that I have more body parts I can still move.
 
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That's the spirit! Have to get my sh1t together like you and fight depression over my leg injury (hamstring tear). Right now I feel like not working out ever again -but have to remind me that I have more body parts I can still move.
Absolutely man, the first time I ever got my abs in was when I was dealing with and recovering from my shoulder surgery. I couldn't lift for a couple months before and stuck to cardio. I promised myself that this time I wasn't going to do what I normally do and fall apart. I was going to work on getting lean. I cut calories, then for workouts I did light leg work and then the treadmill for a few months before surgery and then kept doing it during recovery. By the time I was done recovering I had lost 50 lbs and had a very defined set of abs for the first time in my life. As soon as I was released on the weights my weight shot back up by 15lbs but I kept my abs... That was one of those times where mindset pushed me through something.

Since bike is not off the table I am going to start riding a lot more so long as not in pain. I think I will try to get myself leaner, and really work on correcting some imbalances when I can start back on legs. Might focus on getting my biceps bigger too. I feel they are lacking compared to my triceps... Shoulder width will be focused on as well.

Some people train the healthy leg during injury but my legs are pretty evenly developed and I am not really looking for size, and don't want to create any more of an imbalance. I think biking with leg ext and leg curls will be enough to keep them in decent shape and any size I might lose will be back in no time as soon as I hit some weights. I may not lose any size at all using occlusion for legs though. Who knows.

It's all in the mindset though. If just the hamstring you can do some leg extensions, add them in with your upper body complexes and keep rest minimal and you will continue leaning up like a mofo. When my legs are trashed I find that my back is the next big energy user and so I will do complexes involving back at every workout and it helps with expending energy. So that is one way you can do that.

I never did start that HGH that was given to me, but I might very well use it during this recovery period. I felt like I should save it for an injury before so this is probably the one I saved it for. :)
 
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That's the spirit! Have to get my sh1t together like you and fight depression over my leg injury (hamstring tear). Right now I feel like not working out ever again -but have to remind me that I have more body parts I can still move.
the best shape I was ever in was when I tore my hamstring a few years ago too ;) theres a lot you can't do, but theres also a TON of new things you will discover and probably end up liking better (and working better) than what you're replacing.
 
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Thank's for the "head-ups" guys. Keeping grinding it is. Have a complete 6 month supply of Ibutamoren in the fridge -but I know it will make me hungry, just now as the cut is showing results, damn.
 
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Thank's for the "head-ups" guys. Keeping grinding it is. Have a complete 6 month supply of Ibutamoren in the fridge -but I know it will make me hungry, just now as the cut is showing results, damn.
Well being hungry and having to eat are two different things. Here's the deal, I will help hold you accountable. For the next 3 months every day you cheat on your diet in some way you have to paypal me $10.00 American... It will cut down on those incidences... Then you will reserve splurges for planned refeeds and special occasions.
 
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Well being hungry and having to eat are two different things. Here's the deal, I will help hold you accountable. For the next 3 months every day you cheat on your diet in some way you have to paypal me $10.00 American... It will cut down on those incidences... Then you will reserve splurges for planned refeeds and special occasions.
Sounds great! I would like to make a payment in advance to have peace of mind. :)
 
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The first time I ever benched 315 off cycle was when my discs were too bad to squat or pull appreciably, so I hammered upper body 3-4x/wk with one lower day.

You can view things as obstacles, or opportunities. To quote my gf’s last coach when he re-tore his quad, “If all I can do is leg curls, you better believe I’m gonna be the most leg-curlin’ mother in this place!” He did 10x20 on lying leg curls & banded hip thrusts every training session for like a month.
 
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Good Attitude !!
 
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Sounds great! I would like to make a payment in advance to have peace of mind. :)
Sounds good, what are we thinking, 200-300 for the first month? ;)
The first time I ever benched 315 off cycle was when my discs were too bad to squat or pull appreciably, so I hammered upper body 3-4x/wk with one lower day.

You can view things as obstacles, or opportunities. To quote my gf’s last coach when he re-tore his quad, “If all I can do is leg curls, you better believe I’m gonna be the most leg-curlin’ mother in this place!” He did 10x20 on lying leg curls & banded hip thrusts every training session for like a month.
Exactly, just have to place the motivation somewhere else. For me mobility and getting some of my "weak-ish" points improved upon.

Good Attitude !!
Thanks Rocket!

I am going to be posting a good bit less for the next few months at a minimum. I have a lot of things going on in life and need to prioritize my time better to stay on top of things. Far less free time at work now so I will not be able to get on anywhere near as much. I will try to post up once or twice a week, and get into others logs here and there but I need to focus on some projects I have going on with work. I am heading up the Houston office Windows 10 Rollout and it must be done by Mid December. So I am trying to remove some distractions for the next little while so I can concentrate on this project as well as doing some things to try to get my Coaching side business started back up.

I was very sick earlier this week, got bronchitis from post nasal drip due to a sinus infection. Bronchitis is my Achilles tendon when it comes to illness. I was weak and gave in to the carb madness that comes from being on cortisone steroids the last couple days and am looking softer again but too worried about it. Just getting back on the dietary grind. Coming up with some other training options to burn energy as well. Already slimming out a bit from fasting so far today. I think as long as I hold back the hunger and fat gain from the cortisol steroids I should be able to clean things up by Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

It is my Father's BDay today so going to see if we can do dinner if not I might attempt my first workout since my lungs got screwed... Hopefully I can hang in the heat of the garage...
 
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Well my Dad and Mother were busy yesterday but we are doing a family meal to celebrate his and my adopted sisters birthdays.

So I was going about my business of getting ready to go out to the garage. I walk into the bedroom shaking my preworkout with a pair of shorts on and my wife sees me. Says "Are you trying to get ready to go work out?" while shaking her head. I say yes, and she says "No you are not, you are sitting your ass down. Just because you can breathe well enough to sit behind your desk at work doesn't mean you can workout yet!" :nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2:

You guys know I don't take crap from anyone so you know exactly what I said...




Yes Ma'am... :sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2:

Hopefully she approves tonight, I can understand why she didn't want me lifting. I still have a slight wheeze going on if a take a deep breathe. I don't want to jump start the inflammation again with a bunch of heavy breathing...
 
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I agree with her. If you were training for a comp you have to stay on the gas and pray for the best. But the fastest way to get better is to rest until you’re not sick, if it’s not something that drags like a sinus infection.
 
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wishing you a speedy recovery...and you obviously know this already, but she's a keeper.
 
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Yeah Tex-Mex is proof that Texas can do it better than Mexico Baby!!!! YUM!!!!

Don't get me wrong I like a good taqueria for some Authentic Mexican but Tex-Mex RULES!!!!
We have 5 tex mex restaurants with in 4 miles of me. We love us some Tex Mex! its just hard to figure out which one to go to. usually the one that has the margaritas on sale at that time.
 
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Well my Dad and Mother were busy yesterday but we are doing a family meal to celebrate his and my adopted sisters birthdays.

So I was going about my business of getting ready to go out to the garage. I walk into the bedroom shaking my preworkout with a pair of shorts on and my wife sees me. Says "Are you trying to get ready to go work out?" while shaking her head. I say yes, and she says "No you are not, you are sitting your ass down. Just because you can breathe well enough to sit behind your desk at work doesn't mean you can workout yet!" :nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2:

You guys know I don't take crap from anyone so you know exactly what I said...




Yes Ma'am... :sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2:

Hopefully she approves tonight, I can understand why she didn't want me lifting. I still have a slight wheeze going on if a take a deep breathe. I don't want to jump start the inflammation again with a bunch of heavy breathing...
I have been married for 30 years and knowing how to say Yes Ma'am.. is the key to it!!


We have 5 tex mex restaurants with in 4 miles of me. We love us some Tex Mex! its just hard to figure out which one to go to. usually the one that has the margaritas on sale at that time.
I wish we had one good one in our town !!
 
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I agree with her. If you were training for a comp you have to stay on the gas and pray for the best. But the fastest way to get better is to rest until you’re not sick, if it’s not something that drags like a sinus infection.
Oh I agree too, just harder to objective with myself. Has just been a rough couple weeks for my workouts, and I have back slid a little bit composition wise. The fact I am stressing to get back in to correct it is a good thing. I just have to remember Life Happens and this is far from my highest priority...

wishing you a speedy recovery...and you obviously know this already, but she's a keeper.
Yes Sir, and thanks!
We have 5 tex mex restaurants with in 4 miles of me. We love us some Tex Mex! its just hard to figure out which one to go to. usually the one that has the margaritas on sale at that time.
That is a great way to make the decision when all other things are pretty equal. If like around here each one of them probably has something you like best there compared to the other ones too.
I have been married for 30 years and knowing how to say Yes Ma'am.. is the key to it!!




I wish we had one good one in our town !!
Absolutely! We will be married 16 and together 17 in December. Still going strong and still my best friend!

Update on the leg...

I am now in a removable cast, it is the big ass plastic boot that goes up over my calve and immobilizes the foot and ankle. I just have some gnarled up tendinitis in my foot heading up into my ankle in a couple tendons. So more cortisone steroids for that Yay! Not... Last thing I need right now is an increased appetite and being geared for muscle loss and fat gain... YIPPEE!!! Anyway this takes the biking, leg extensions and leg curls out of the picture now too. Just upper body only for a while. They are scheduling me some PT to strengthen the area back up and try to get me back into my normal motor patterns instead of this somewhat uneven gait I have developed. I will get more information next week about when I start, and what was approved by my insurance. I am hoping it won't be too invasive to my work schedule but at least I can go on Intermittent medical leave if so.

I was feeling better last night and decided to do a workout that would not have any chance of winding me. So Push workout it was... All smaller muscles involved there. Oxygen needs are nowhere near as high as a back or leg workout.

Rest was relatively short, but paced to keep me from breathing very heavy at all. I also did not push the weights, and used a slower tempo, just mind muscle connection lifting to just short of failure, and failure on the second sets. All machine based work, 120lb used on all presses, and flies.

Flat Bench - 2 sets 15-35 reps @ RPE9 and failure

Low Incline Bench - 2 sets 15-35 reps @ RPE9 and failure

45 Degree Incline Bench - 2 sets 15-35 reps @ RPE9 and failure

65 degree Incline Bench - 2 sets 15-25 reps @ RPE9 and failure

Shoulder Press -3 sets 10-25 reps @RPE9 x2 and failure

Pec Deck Fly - 3 sets 15-35 reps @ RPE9 x2 and failure


Super Set 1
Triceps Extensions - 3 sets 15-35 reps @ RPE9 x2 and failure
Seated Side Raise Swings with 25lb weight plates - 3 sets 15-35 reps @ RPE9 x2 and failure.


I went in with a nasty pump, kept carbs low and only had 1/2 - 1 cup of lowfat refried beans as far as carbs go for the day. So 20-40g with a lot of fiber...

I have decided in an effort to help my daughter with her eating that I am going to do more balanced dieting, and less tricks in order to show her some more healthy things and also prepare some of her meals when doing my own. So carbs will be lowish in many ways but not looking to eat keto right now either. I tried the simple keto stuff because she wasn't willing to learn, but she is also not willing to go without carbs completely and there isn't any reason for it. However she looks to me and sees that with my eating style and having some big meals in front of her she doesn't realize the restriction through out the day that she does not see. So she seems to be getting the wrong idea there. So I will be lifestyle dieting to a degree but trying to stick in some ranges. Like for now 2000-2800 in calories, and carbs will probably be around the 100-200 range. Fat and proteins will be interchangeable so long as I hit a minimum of 100g of protein a day, but will likely be in the 150-225 range as well. All in all just a little portion control mixed in with some common sense food choices and a touch of nutrient timing around workouts.
 
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I have been eating a fairly balanced macro plan as well since back from vacation. Making protein a real priority and keeping majority of carbs periWO and eating every 2.5-4 hours. Feels good
 
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I have been eating a fairly balanced macro plan as well since back from vacation. Making protein a real priority and keeping majority of carbs periWO and eating every 2.5-4 hours. Feels good
Same plans here. Trying to manage insulin and use it not avoid it.
Recommend a hormone test for your daughter. This panel is the best cost/value. If anything, it will give here a good starting point for reference bloodwork as she ages.
http://www.privatemdlabs.com/lp/female-hormone-testing.php
Nice I may have to look into that.

Did pull today... Will update from home in sauna now and hard to type with sweating hands.
 
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Morning All,

Yesterdays Pull Workout went well.

I started the workout with some Rope Work. My gym has those rope climbing machines and I thought it would be a great way to warm up for a pulling session. The harder you pull on it the harder it gets, I am having a brain fart, and forgot the word for that type of tension...

Vertical Rope Pull - I did 3 1 minute long "climbing" sets with fast pulls, increasing resistance setting each set.

High Row Rope Pull - bumped the resistance level again and then basically pulled at a quick pace until I had a nice burn going in my lats, forearms, biceps and even a decent pump in my triceps. I made it about 4 minutes.

Wide Grip Lat Pull Down 120 x 10 - holy crap my brachialis were fried!!! Almost cramped up and were aching.... That rope work kicked the crap out of me!!!!!
Shoulder Width Lat Pulls 9- 10 x12 - still the forearms were having none of it. LOL

Hoist Roc-It Isolateral Lat Pull Down - Neutral Grip- 135 x RPE8, RPE8, RPE9, Failure

INcline DB Rows - 45x RPE8, RPE8, RPE9, Failure

Machine Preacher Curls - RPE8, RPE8, RPE9, Failure

Rear Delt Flies with added external rotations- 60 x RPE8, RPE8, RPE9, Failure

Incline DB Curls 10 lbs 2-1-1-1 tempo - 3 sets max reps - one second triceps flex in bottom, and 1 second biceps flex at top of every rep. Major burn!!!!

Barbell Curls - 30 x full failure all the way down to 1/4 reps.

Notes: Holy Crap, never start a back workout like this if you have any intentions of going heavy. I did not, and was actually trying to create some metabolic growth stimulus with the rope work. I was not expecting it to get my forearms so badly, but the workout was awesome regardless. Great mind to muscle connection and truly exhausted every fiber of my back. The pump was pretty intense as well.

Estimated final totals for daily nutrition -
Meal 1 - Turkey chili - 30p, 25c w10g fiber, 11f

Pre / Intra Drink 30p, 45c, 0f

Turkey Sandwich with Cheese and aeoli spread, and pop tarts 50p, 114c, 35 f

Evening Shake and Oats - 3 cups milk, 1 cup cooked steel cut oats, 50g protein isolate 1 tbls smart start butter- 78p, 54c 12f

188p, 238c, 58f -

So somewhere in the 2100-2300 range for the day.
 
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Nice Workout, looks challenging
 
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Nice Workout, looks challenging
Oh yeah it definitely was. Doing what I can right now while my joints are bitching. Hoping these steroids help with some of the other inflammation, they seem to be.

Holding on to my composition right now where I am. Probably gained 2-3lbs of fat total, I can still see my abs just not as defined. If I can at least keep things here I am in striking distance for my next cut. I do not want to try to cut while on the cortisone steroids when muscle loss is more likely. I don't want my legs to disappear on me and me not working them that is exactly where the muscle tissue would come from...

DIet yesterday was on point for my current goals. Only carbs for the day came from about 1 cup of ranch style beans.

Breakfast 1 oz of cheese and total of 4 tbls heavy whipping cream in my coffee throughout the day
Lunch - about 6 ounces each of lean cut brisket and smoked turkey breast for lunch
Dinner - 10 oz grilled pork chops, green beans and 1 cup ranch style beans
Pre Bed Snack - turkey pepperoni, and 1-2 oz of cheddar cheese cubes

Estimates 180-200g protein, 40-50g carbs, 90-100 fat, and between 1690-1900 with literally no physical activity... should be good to go...
 
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Making me hungry man!
Yeah, I still try to eat some things that I find very enjoyable. Far too many people get stuck on the overly dry and mundane stuff. This day was extremely basic but also enjoyable. Going to increase greens by at least a salad or putting spinach in a shake at least once a day as well. That or drinking a greens supplement.

Tonight I lift, will be a shoulder centric push day. Probably going to try to do some Heavy-ish seated OHP, and then add in Chest dips, medial delt work, and overhead triceps extensions as a finisher... I might add in some abs with this as well.

Looking forward to lifting for sure!!!

Morning nutrition, =
2 oz pepper jack cheese, 4 tbls cream from coffee, and 7 large jalapeno stuffed Olives - 12g protein 48 fats, 2g carbs

Having a large bowl of double meat turkey chili for lunch... estimated value = 65-70p, 30-40c, 20-25f.

I will have another snack before heading out that will likely have some form of carbs to help fuel the workout. Most likely 50ish grams of carbs from some cream of rice, with a serving of peanut butter added in, and 40g of isolate. That or I will replace the PB with some organic grassfed butter.
 
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Do some pressing for me! I have shoulders in the morning and I’m worried my hand will still be shot, but gonna give it all I’ve got!
 
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Do some pressing for me! I have shoulders in the morning and I’m worried my hand will still be shot, but gonna give it all I’ve got!
We must all be getting old!!
 
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We must all be getting old!!
Yeah no doubt. I had to warm up for an hour earlier trying to find a good pressing position. I don't like doing them with a barbell from seated position. It took me a while to remember that. Some times a smith machine but normally I do DBs.

Seated BB OHP -
2 sets with just bar 15-20 reps
65x15-20 x 2 sets
85x8-10 x 3 sets
Got frustrated at this point. Just couldn't go heavier comfortably. No good spot to lift of or set down while feeling stable. So I decided to move on.

Seated Arnold Press:
70x12
75x12
80x8
90x5

Dips @ 4-1-1 tempo
BW x15
+25 x15
+25 x12 @2-0-1 tempo

Band pull aparts 100 over 3 sets

Cable triceps extensions 3 high rep sets to rpe 8,9 and failure.

Evenings feedings. I didn't get in the meal before leaving so I had a scoop of post workout recovery pre workout and then another in my intra with 40g malto added in.
40p and 100c there.

Post workout meal - three 6 inch pancakes with lite syrup, 2 tbsp smart start butter. A shake with 1 cup skim milk and 50g of isolate. So about 70p 160c and 16f

Dessert lol - Peanut M&Ms 6p 57c 24f the wife got me these yesterday and I saved them for post workout specifically.

Pre bed snack 1-2 oz cheese cubes and turkey pepperoni.
 
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I find a Smith Machine much easier on my Shoulders, than a barbell or dumbells.
 
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I find a Smith Machine much easier on my Shoulders, than a barbell or dumbells.
For me I think I am best with DBs, but if the smith has the right angle for pressing I can crush some weights comfortably there too.
A barbell is kinda tough to unrack in a good position seated. Smith is like gliding on air!
Absolutely, huge difference.

Okay so I intentionally made yesterday a bigger feeding day, ended up with about 3600 calories @ 25%p, 40%c, 35% fats
 
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Interesting, I ate pretty high calories yesterday but not high volume of food and today I am looking pretty lean. Me adding in a lot more beans and using them for a staple carb source has got me more regular and slimmer front to back in the lower abdomen. All great signs that things are going how I want them to right now.

Looking today I am much closer to where I want to maintain than I thought. Most of the fat gains from the trip and eating a lot during my illness seem to have come off over the last 10 days which is great! Maybe I will try to snap some progress pics in the morning to really see where I am. However with how little energy I have been able to burn lately I am very happy with where I am right now compared to what I would typically allow myself to do in this situation.
 
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Interesting, I ate pretty high calories yesterday but not high volume of food and today I am looking pretty lean. Me adding in a lot more beans and using them for a staple carb source has got me more regular and slimmer front to back in the lower abdomen. All great signs that things are going how I want them to right now.

Looking today I am much closer to where I want to maintain than I thought. Most of the fat gains from the trip and eating a lot during my illness seem to have come off over the last 10 days which is great! Maybe I will try to snap some progress pics in the morning to really see where I am. However with how little energy I have been able to burn lately I am very happy with where I am right now compared to what I would typically allow myself to do in this situation.
Glad things are coming together for you!
 
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Glad things are coming together for you!
Thanks Rocket3015 it is definitely a positive thing for me being able to stick within a reasonable composition while I am dealing with all of this. My upper body seems to be responding pretty well having a little more volume but not having to recover the lower half of the body. Chest shoulder and arms are looking pretty good for what I have been able to do regarding lifting.
 
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Still waiting for the noodz!
I will try to snap one tomorrow morning if I can remember. Was the furthest thing from my mind today... messing with this stupid boot has me distracted from other stuff with all the on and off nonsense. Put it on when I get out of bed, take it off for shower, put back on, get ready, go to car take off boot, put on shoe to drive, stop put boot on to go in to work. Just always boot boot boot the whole damn morning so not thinking about much else because I am rushing about with all the time the goofy boot consumes in the AM... Oh well it is temporary.
 
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I will try to snap one tomorrow morning if I can remember. Was the furthest thing from my mind today... messing with this stupid boot has me distracted from other stuff with all the on and off nonsense. Put it on when I get out of bed, take it off for shower, put back on, get ready, go to car take off boot, put on shoe to drive, stop put boot on to go in to work. Just always boot boot boot the whole damn morning so not thinking about much else because I am rushing about with all the time the goofy boot consumes in the AM... Oh well it is temporary.
you are cracking me up!
 
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I like messing with some Booty in the morning!!
 
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you are cracking me up!
:D I am finding that I am relatively irritable right now from the cortico steroids... so little things can stir up a whirlwind of annoyance...
I like messing with some Booty in the morning!!
Morning, Noon, Night. You name it!!!

Okay so Studhorse here you go...

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Not too bad for 6 weeks post peak week on the challenge. Especially no cardio, leg work, or specific diet. I looked back at my final picture and there are definite differences but not too much. I am depleted now and was full then and had used carb loading, water manipulation and the Superdrol to peak then. So definitely more full then and slightly leaner but only a little. I would still say about 2lbs of fat gain in that time.

I am pretty happy with this for right now in my current situation. Perhaps in another week or so once the cortico steroids are out of my system I may try to get a little leaner. Hoping that I am not stuck in this thing for too terribly long.

Oh speaking of that would anyone be interested in some sort of new challenge?

I was thinking Hulk Out for Halloween or something along those lines. People getting themselves buffed up for costumes or just in general...

That or perhaps a twist on my old Unwrap Your Abs For Christmas challenge. However instead could be 2 categories, Like Unwrap Your Abs for Christmas and Building yourself a bigger ChristMASS!
 
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:D I am finding that I am relatively irritable right now from the cortico steroids... so little things can stir up a whirlwind of annoyance...


Morning, Noon, Night. You name it!!!

Okay so Studhorse here you go...

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Not too bad for 6 weeks post peak week on the challenge. Especially no cardio, leg work, or specific diet. I looked back at my final picture and there are definite differences but not too much. I am depleted now and was full then and had used carb loading, water manipulation and the Superdrol to peak then. So definitely more full then and slightly leaner but only a little. I would still say about 2lbs of fat gain in that time.

I am pretty happy with this for right now in my current situation. Perhaps in another week or so once the cortico steroids are out of my system I may try to get a little leaner. Hoping that I am not stuck in this thing for too terribly long.

Oh speaking of that would anyone be interested in some sort of new challenge?

I was thinking Hulk Out for Halloween or something along those lines. People getting themselves buffed up for costumes or just in general...

That or perhaps a twist on my old Unwrap Your Abs For Christmas challenge. However instead could be 2 categories, Like Unwrap Your Abs for Christmas and Building yourself a bigger ChristMASS!
Thanks brother! Even supporting that bad wheel, Looking Great!
 
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Thanks brother! Even supporting that bad wheel, Looking Great!
Thanks Brother, really happy with this considering. Now I kind of want to challenge myself to really make something happen even while in the boot. Just to say I did it... No excuses right?
 
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Thanks Brother, really happy with this considering. Now I kind of want to challenge myself to really make something happen even while in the boot. Just to say I did it... No excuses right?
Call it: MrKleen73 taking you to boot camp!
 
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Looking great as always! In for a challenge!
 

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