ZOO's AHRT Project: Super TRT, Injury, and Recomp Experiment

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Since I have a million fucking boxes I have to trek up into my apartment I'm using that in place of my 10 minute walks today lol
I’d offer to help if you’re close by. You aren’t in Indiana though, are you?
 
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Nice, looking forward to the new goodies!
 
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LOG UPDATE: 24 January 2020

WEIGHT: 237.0 lbs

Pushed the weight just a smidgen today. I really need to not exceed my limits here but when you feel good it's hard not to add just a little. Still remaining fairly conservative though. Remembered to add 10lbs to my Farmers Walks this week.

Pre workout turned out very well so I'm damn relieved about that.

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GYM SESSION: Shoulders/Farmers (65 minutes; stretching and warm ups [WU] included)

Cable Unilateral Raises - alternating, behind the back
33 lbs: 8, 8, 7

DB Lateral Raises
65 lbs: 8, 7, 7

Shoulder Smith Machine
220 lbs: 6
200 lbs: 12
220 lbs: 6
200 lbs: 11
180 lbs: 12, 8

Farmers Walks
325 lbs Trap Bar: 3 sets of 1 lap (long)

Cable Front Raises
33 lbs: 7, 7, 7

Reverse Pec Dec
250 lbs: 10, 10, 10
190 lbs: 15, 13, 13
 
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LOG UPDATE: 25 January 2020

WEIGHT: 235.0 lbs

Kind of surprised that my weight was only 235 this morning. I've been sticking to 50mg Anadrol (25mg with second dose of thyroid and 25mg before bed). I think I'll end up adding a little extra cals in the form of egg at this rate. Today is a heavier calorie day since it'll be bison for dinner later.

My knee is still jacked up. I'm wondering if it's tendonitis. It's largely fine if I'm really careful but I still had two instances where I got that sharp pain during my workout. Still, the workout was overall good.

I've been testing out Juice Daddy the last couple of days. While it was a pain in the ass with tons of delays and bullshit I have to admit it turned out good. The presentation looks great, flavor is proper, no clumps, and it kicks like a horse. I stack it with 3 capsules of Special Forces for an insane focus. Plus a few tokes of Blue Dream ;)


Meals:
- Meal 1: 50g Isolate, 50g Oatmeal, 100g Blueberries
- Meal 2: 8oz Beef (96%), 9.5oz Potato, 35g Carrots, 75g Coleslaw
- Meal 3: 8oz Beef (96%), 9.5oz Potato, 35g Carrots, 75g Coleslaw
- Meal 4: 9-10oz bison ( 90%) patties, 2 Sourdough Muffins, 1 Whole Egg, 35g carrots
- Meal 5: 9oz beef (93%) patties, 3 x Sourdough Muffins, 35g carrots
- Meal 6 (10pm): 2 x Outright Bars
- Meal 7 (11:30pm): 1 x Outright Bar

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- Lower back acne is pretty bad atm

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GYM SESSION: Leg Press/Squats/Quads) (65 minutes; stretching and warm ups [WU] included)

Leg Press
1 Plates: 12
3 Plates: 8
5 Plates: 5
7 Plates: 12
8 Plates: 10, 9
7 Plates: 12, 9 (knee pain last set)
6 Plates: 14

Squats
135 lbs: 6
225 lbs: 6
315 lbs: 6, 5, 4
225 lbs: 12, 12, 12
135 lbs: 22, 20, 5 (knee pain last set)

Leg Extensions
210 lbs: 15, 15, 13, 12

Inner Thigh
200 lbs: 11, 8, 6

Outer Thigh
200 lbs: 14, 14, 14
 
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So as someone who can get knee pain on basically anything, something that does serve me well an old bodybuilder told me once was to always focus on pushing through my heels on machines like legpress - regardless of foot placement or intended emphasis. It isn’t a cure-all, but damn if it didn’t noticeably help.

Also, consider ditching the 135x20 rep pump sets of squats for some other pump movement, or Dogg Crapp-style weighted stretches if the knee tolerates them better perhaps. 135 is absolutely too light for you to cause any kind of stress adaptation, and there are other probably knee-friendlier moves to get a pump. You would save 60 reps on your knees of squats.

Idk, just ideas! Knees are always something I have to work with, or around.
 

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So as someone who can get knee pain on basically anything, something that does serve me well an old bodybuilder told me once was to always focus on pushing through my heels on machines like legpress - regardless of foot placement or intended emphasis. It isn’t a cure-all, but damn if it didn’t noticeably help.

Also, consider ditching the 135x20 rep pump sets of squats for some other pump movement, or Dogg Crapp-style weighted stretches if the knee tolerates them better perhaps. 135 is absolutely too light for you to cause any kind of stress adaptation, and there are other probably knee-friendlier moves to get a pump. You would save 60 reps on your knees of squats.

Idk, just ideas! Knees are always something I have to work with, or around.
Leg extensions to me are far worse than anything squat related as far as causing knee issues. I stopped doing them years ago as my knees were always killing me and never get knee pain now.
 
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Leg extensions to me are far worse than anything squat related as far as causing knee issues. I stopped doing them years ago as my knees were always killing me and never get knee pain now.
Yeah I can’t touch leg extensions. Much rather do a TKE with a heavy band choked to a rack for volume quad isolation.
 
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LOG UPDATE: 27 January 2020

WEIGHT: 238.0 lbs

Man I am not recovering as thoroughly as I'd like from Leg Day. I just kind of rolled with it and mixed up my Rack's to better fit how I was feeling this morning. Didn't pull as much but the sets were very solid.

Gonna skimp on the details for now as I need to do some more stuff for the Juice Daddy release. Get on it!!!

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GYM SESSION: Rack Pulls/Back/Biceps (70 minutes; stretching and warm ups [WU] included)

Rack Pulls
45 lbs: 12 (WU)
135 lbs: 10 (WU)
225 lbs: 8 WU)
315 lbs: 4 (WU)
405 lbs: 3 (WU)
495 lbs: 2 (WU)
585 lbs: 4, 4
495 lbs: 8, 8
405 lbs: 10, 10

Barbell Rows
315 lbs: 9, 8, 7

Lat Pulldowns
253 lbs: 9, 8, 7

Low Rows (close grip)
297 lbs: 8, 7, 7

Lat Pullover
71.5 lbs: 12, 10, 8

EZ Cable Curl
99 lbs: 10, 8, 5

Unilateral DB Curl
40 lbs: 7, 7, 7

Seated Cable Curl
185 lbs: 8, 7, 8
105 lbs: 11, 9, 7 - unilateral, alternating, no rest
 
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LOG UPDATE: 28 January 2020

WEIGHT: 241.0 lbs

Anadrol is doing its thing. Haven't been eating more than I normally do and I'm over 240 again today. Had the best chest/triceps workout since the injury. I was able to comfortably push and extend for the most part using a bit heavier weight on a couple of movements. Tricep pushdowns felt surprisingly good today and the Smith Incline went smoothly.

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GYM SESSION: Chest/Triceps/Farmers (65 minutes; stretching and warm ups [WU] included)

Seated Cable Fly
61.6 lbs: 10
66 lbs: 8, 8

Upward Cable Fly
48.4 lbs: 6, 6, 6

Chest Press Machine
345 lbs: 8, 8, 7

Incline Smith Machine
230 lbs: 9, 9, 9
180 lbs: 13, 12, 12

Downward Cable Fly
40 lbs: 11, 9, 9

Cable Kickbacks
27.5 lbs: 8, 8, 8, 6

Cable Pressdowns
66 lbs: 14, 14
71.5 lbs: 12, 12

Cable Underhand
49.5 lbs: 12, 12

Cable Hammer Pressdowns - unilateral, alternating, no rest
22 lbs: 10, 10

Farmers Walks
45 lb Plates: 1 set of 4 laps
 
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bad ass lay out brotha!!
 
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So as someone who can get knee pain on basically anything, something that does serve me well an old bodybuilder told me once was to always focus on pushing through my heels on machines like legpress - regardless of foot placement or intended emphasis. It isn’t a cure-all, but damn if it didn’t noticeably help.

Also, consider ditching the 135x20 rep pump sets of squats for some other pump movement, or Dogg Crapp-style weighted stretches if the knee tolerates them better perhaps. 135 is absolutely too light for you to cause any kind of stress adaptation, and there are other probably knee-friendlier moves to get a pump. You would save 60 reps on your knees of squats.

Idk, just ideas! Knees are always something I have to work with, or around.
My friend who is strong af swears by sled pushes. He stacks a bunch of weight and then has his brother sit on top of it too. Says it helped his leg development and conditioning tremendously.

Also he is a big fan of sandbags.
 
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My friend who is strong af swears by sled pushes. He stacks a bunch of weight and then has his brother sit on top of it too. Says it helped his leg development and conditioning tremendously.

Also he is a big fan of sandbags.
Josh Bryant said when he was getting Branch Warren ready for his big comeback, they didn’t do any squatting - it was all heavy-ass sled work for primary leg development, and his legs were freaky as ever.
 
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My friend who is strong af swears by sled pushes. He stacks a bunch of weight and then has his brother sit on top of it too. Says it helped his leg development and conditioning tremendously.

Also he is a big fan of sandbags.
Josh Bryant said when he was getting Branch Warren ready for his big comeback, they didn’t do any squatting - it was all heavy-ass sled work for primary leg development, and his legs were freaky as ever.
They do have a sled at the gym... hmmmm
 
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I'm puuuuuuuuushing ittttttttttt!!!!!!
 
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