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Unread 06-24-2018, 05:40 PM
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You're not wrong about the GOMAD stuff. Personally, I think that's pretty insane. I've done 1/2 gallon of whole milk several days and i usually drop to 1/3rd gallon pretty quickly just because the milk will not make you feel too good. I also always end up with a lot of extra fat too.

But point taken I'm at the point where I'm probably not eating quite enough to keep shooting up weights because I'm too fat and I want to not look fat.

Anyway, girl visiting from across the country is at my old beach this week so Im headed that way and i want to look good.

I'm going to give Extreme Rapid Fat Loss a quick go. I planned on starting tomrorow but i had some food i had to prep before it went bad and my mom gave me some food to take home when i visited this weekend so i may have to give it another day.

I did volume training so thats probably best. Okay Extreme Rapid Fat Loss starts Tuesday. That way I can do Depletion on Day 1 instead of Day 2. That was MISERABLE last time. No freaking way Jose.
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Unread 06-24-2018, 06:06 PM
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So far I like switching to the volume training a bit. It feels good using a weight you know you can perform well with and without the insanely long 5 minute rest intervals in between each set. Overall, I think i'll benefit implementing a little of both. I know the added repetitions will really help with the mechanics of the movement patterns a lot.

Squat: 135 lbs, 5x5 2 min rest intervals

Bench: 135 lbs, 5x5 2 min rest intervals

Deadlift: 195 lbs, 3x5 90 second rest intervals

Pullups: 5, 5, 7 ~3 min rest intervals, didn't time them
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Unread 06-24-2018, 11:16 PM
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Man, the five minute rest intervals are only there because they're absolutely necessary. It's intense. I've done that. I did ss, gomad. I didn't care. I gained 50 pounds. I was young. I got a way stronger. Workouts were super grindy. You should probably need a guy there to spot you, the weight jumps get so gnarly. I had to diet for a while, ain't nothing. I don't recommend it. So many better ways.

Maybe,
you should
do some
thingelse.


Something proven. prescribed. Followed strictly for a period of six months.
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Something proven. prescribed. Followed strictly for a period of six months.
If it were me given the low working weights being used I would follow Lyle's barbell beginner routine with a deficit and some cardio on rest days until I hit 10%. Hopefully at that point weights might not be too shabby for a slow bulk following GBR.
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one of the busier weeks of my life just ended and so i didnt realize it but today was my 5th gym visit in 10 days which means i havent taken two days off like i always do after my 3rd in six, or at a maximum 4th in eight.

Between that and the switch to volume training and probably not being in surplus i felt dead even as I warmed up. Plus ive done 2 full nights worth of cardio unintentionally which really messed up my sleep schedule.

I was already there and I didn't want to just go home. So I decided to focus on back which doesnt get hit that hard in my usual routine and just keep overall volume light with higher rep ranges. Going to eat hard today and at maintenance or so tomorrow because I have a bunch of food in the fridge i need to eat or toss soon.

Squat: 2 sets of 6, 135 pounds. I was initially planning on 5 sets of 6 reps but this is the exercise I discovered I was really fatigued coming in so I just did 2 sets.


Inverted Bodyweight Row? Never known what to call these things but I've always gotten good resuts from them. Always called them reverse pushups in my head. Where you lay under the bar and pull yourself up explosively to touch chest to the bar Anyway I did 2 sets of 12.

Chinups, 3 sets of 7. I did as many as I could with my legs in an L shape so that my abs were a bit of a limiter and would get hit.


I don't think I'll need two full days off since I kept it so light and ignored the shoulder girdle pretty much.


I think I'm definitely caught a little in the middle. I think I probably just need to forget about getting lean right now. I'm turning 36 in six weeks so I need to be putting on all the strength I can before it becomes impossible.

I don't really put a lot of weight in Lyle's old recommendation of getting to 10% first because at the time he thought there was better muscle gain occuring at that level of leanness. Since then he seems to have acknowledged that was a correlation between people who have good genetics rather than a causal relationship.

I won't pack on much fat if I stick with the starting strength model at this level and don't overeat. Whereas if i try to get down to 10% I really don't have any discernible muscle mass to showcase anyway. I did that last summer and frankly I over did it and it took awhile to get back to my natural weight and it involved unnecessary fat gain.

Dieting is not much fun when you're down to 155 lbs either.


I'm at 168 right now. No need to go a lot lower. I'm getting a bodyscan on Saturday so maybe I'll just stay status quo until I get that and then I'll have my bearings a little on what I need to focus on.
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Had a really good day after going light on volume two days ago.

Squat: 3x5 , 150 lbs . Form wasn't perfect and a few reps were a struggle. Probably going to try 155 lbs next round and then back to the drawing board at 135 to dial in the technique. Want to keep closing power leaks.

I tried to do OHP and got to my working weight of 115 lbs and did 2 reps when I was looking for 3x5. I'm not sure what's going on here as it says I did 115 lbs, 3 sets of 4 reps awhile ago. I'm wondering if maybe I mis logged and it was really 110x4 reps. EIther way I abandoned after the 2 reps and next session I will start back at 105 lbs and go from there.

Decided to bench press instead since it's been awhile.

I did 145 x 5 x 5 x 7. There was a guy I knew beside me so i grabbed a spot on the final set and went for broke and got 7 reps. It's odd my bench is progressing so nicely and my OHP is a bit of a mess. Anyway, was happy with the bench. Will try 3x5 with 150 lbs next go around since I think I should have it since I hit 7 on last set of 145.

Deadlift: I've been babying around with 195 for a few weeks now and decided to test my pec by bumping up to 215. I figure my legs are strong enough now and my technique is better that maybe it would be okay. Felt fine. Did 2 sets of 5 reps, 215 lbs.

Pullups. 7, 7, 8. Felt pretty good. Started to develop a little bit of a swing that I don't like. Will either need to lower the reps and use more tension on the down movement, or start adding weight.
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Well i got lost in gambling and drinking the last few months so here we go again...

I was in bed gambling for months and my functional muscles really atrophied... to the point where the first time i went to the gym i had muscle soreness for over a week...crazy never felt anything like it...im guessing that means i had some real tears and injuries not just like DOMS....

Anyway i have spent the last month going to the gym maybe like 6 times total becasue the amount of recovery time was brutal and i jsut wasnt 100% with the game.

Starting today gonna log again to keep me motivated.

Squat: 125 lbs, 3x5

Bench: 125 lbs, 3x5

Dead: 185 lbs, 1x5


I did OHP 85x5 a few days ago (i only do that on 'B' days and today was an 'A' day)
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Worked out on Jan 1 and was sore as crap for several days after so today was my first day back. Went ultralight today just to try to develop some work capacity and not miss all of this week too lol.

Weight Jan 2nd: 176.2, 26.5% BF scale.

Weight Jan 7th: 172.6 (-3.6 lbs), 26.8% BF scale (+0.3%)


95x5x3 Squat

85x5x3 OHP

165x5x1 Deadlift

3 chinups


In absolutely atrocious shape. 10 mins warmup on bike and 10 mins post workout on bike.
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Wow dude, you're alive?

Congrats on showing up. I'll tell you what I told a friend earlier today, a gym noob who's decided to start lifting this year: go to the gym every single day. You don't have to lift. Do some LISS for recovery. Practice with an empty bar. Dick around with a foam roller in the stretching area. Just show up. Get into the habit. Total off-days are just an opportunity to build habits that'll try to seduce you on your on-days.

That's all the motivational speaker I can muster without making myself vomit.

Hey - you like medicine ball hamstring curls, right? Try them with valslides, instead. They're more difficult, but feel more productive.

Welcome back man.
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Unread 01-10-2019, 07:10 AM
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Thanks for the encouragement.

Yeah it will be tough for me to get to the gym EVERY day but i definitely understand the sentiment as I've done that exact thing in the past when starting a new routine and its worked well.

I recall reading a study that says it takes 30 days to ingrain a habit. Whether that's scientifically true or not, anecdotally for me I feel its a little bit more than that more like 60-90 days, but 30 is a great start.

Anyway, this is my busiest month of the year for work so instead of doing the usual:

Work, Drink, Sleep, Repeat routine I'm bound and determined to stick with a diet & workout routine so I'm not starting from scratch in the spring.

Played golf yesterday and walked 9 holes so that was good for an off day.

This morning hit the gym at 5 AM:

105x5x3 Squat

115x5x3 Bench

185x5x1 Deadlift

Weights felt easy so gonna add another 10 lbs to squat, bench and keep going up by 20 per session with deadlift awhile longer.


Laid off the chinups and direct arm work today since was a bit tired/sore from golf and needed to get to work early this morning.

Already noticing some cardiovascular improvements, usually only takes about 2 weeks for a fairly strong adaptation in cardio.
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