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  • Beyond Failure

    Hey guys/gals What's up? I'm starting a workout vlog to basically track my progress, share the results and ideas that I come up with along the way and to also help people out.


    I'm just getting started at this so hopefully my vlogs get better and better. If you like it please like, share, comment, subscribe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYkvE44ndzg

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    Good video, that gym is badass... My gym is similar but has shitty music playing
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    • #3
      @CMC191 Whats wrong with them? lol

      New Video New Split. Ill continue to make the content more interesting

      Benjamin Lifts doing Back and Biceps at the World Famous MetroFlex Gym in Plano Tx. 7-5-16

      Incline Bench: 15,12,10,8,8
      Dumbbell Shoulder Pres: 15,12,10,8,8
      Incline Machine Chest Press: 15,12,10,8,8
      Incline Chain Flys: 15,12,10,8,8
      Dumbbell Cross The Body Hammer Curls: 15,15,15,15

      https://youtu.be/nBVoysahXYk

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      • #4
        Doing a little back and triceps at the World Famous MetroFlex Gym in Plano TX today.


        Deadlifts: 15,12,10,8,8
        Bent Over Rows: 15,12,10,8,8
        Seated Rows: 15,12,10,8,8
        Lat Pulldown 15,12,10,8,8 triple drop set.
        Triceps Unilateral Pushdown reverse grip: 15,15,15,15 drop set.


        Great Workout. Looking forward to the gains on the deadlift.


        youtube.com/watch?v=5DJxO5zAors

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        • #5
          Originally posted by benjamin365 View Post
          @CMC191 Whats wrong with them? lol

          New Video New Split. Ill continue to make the content more interesting

          Benjamin Lifts doing Back and Biceps at the World Famous MetroFlex Gym in Plano Tx. 7-5-16

          Incline Bench: 15,12,10,8,8
          Dumbbell Shoulder Pres: 15,12,10,8,8
          Incline Machine Chest Press: 15,12,10,8,8
          Incline Chain Flys: 15,12,10,8,8
          Dumbbell Cross The Body Hammer Curls: 15,15,15,15

          https://youtu.be/nBVoysahXYk
          Why DB presses (shoulders) in the middle of chest training? I watched the video but admittedly had the sound off.

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          • #6
            I was wondering the same.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bob S View Post
              Why DB presses (shoulders) in the middle of chest training? I watched the video but admittedly had the sound off.
              Why DB presses (shoulders) in the middle of chest training? I watched the video but admittedly had the sound off.
              I do that to give my chest a bit of a break and also my shoulders are bit of a weak point. Would it make better sense to move the exercise to the front and do that first or should I do it right before I get into the curls?

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              • #8
                I'd suggest you start with it if you wish to prioritise shoulders or leave until after chest but before biceps if you want to prioritise chest.

                Also curious as to why you do the same amount of volume for chest as you do for back?

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                • #9
                  I'd do your chest routine first , following up with a bunch of lateral raises and rear delt work. Put your shoulder pressing on another day when they are fresh. Your incline movements on chest day will take care of that movement pattern so it's almost overkill. Just my opinion though
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MuscleboundTom View Post
                    I'd suggest you start with it if you wish to prioritize shoulders or leave until after chest but before biceps if you want to prioritize chest.

                    Also curious as to why you do the same amount of volume for chest as you do for back?
                    Not exactly sure? I'm open to what you're thinking though man. I will not turn down advice. And I will prove to you that I follow it. Any help is much appreciated. I will surely credit you as well If I mention it in a video.

                    Originally posted by CMC191 View Post
                    I'd do your chest routine first , following up with a bunch of lateral raises and rear delt work. Put your shoulder pressing on another day when they are fresh. Your incline movements on chest day will take care of that movement pattern so it's almost overkill. Just my opinion though
                    Consider it done bro, I like your rationale. Very sound advice. I will credit you as well for the tips!

                    Open Question though: About the video quality itself, does anyone have any advice or tips to make it better like perhaps the angle in which im filming or any transition effects? Basically I dont have a camera man I just use one of those super flexible tripods I can literally put it damn near anywhere. Also I dont know how to do color correction or any of that. So basically the videos are damn near uploaded completely raw. Minus basic transitions and cutting out a few seconds here and there between sets and what not.

                    Do you guys like how I only film the last two sets or should I do first and last?

                    I'm open to any ideas. My intent and hope is that these videos really take off. So naturally I want to make quality content but video is brand new to me. Again I will credit anyone who's advice I take.

                    Thanks yall. My log is on 5 other forums and you guys have been the most responsive so far. Which tells me that you guys are real quality people. Anyways I dont mean to ramble. Yall take care and gave a good day. Thanks.

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                      Open Question though: About the video quality itself, does anyone have any advice or tips to make it better like perhaps the angle in which im filming or any transition effects? Basically I dont have a camera man I just use one of those super flexible tripods I can literally put it damn near anywhere. Also I dont know how to do color correction or any of that. So basically the videos are damn near uploaded completely raw. Minus basic transitions and cutting out a few seconds here and there between sets and what not.

                      Do you guys like how I only film the last two sets or should I do first and last?

                      I'm open to any ideas. My intent and hope is that these videos really take off. So naturally I want to make quality content but video is brand new to me. Again I will credit anyone who's advice I take.

                      Thanks yall. My log is on 5 other forums and you guys have been the most responsive so far. Which tells me that you guys are real quality people. Anyways I dont mean to ramble. Yall take care and gave a good day. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

                      Angle seems fine. But, if you are wanting these videos to take off; you will need to learn more about the editing and all that good stuff to bring in your audience. Not to say your videos are boring, but they look plain compared to the top youtube channels. I wouldn't worry about these type things, however; you seem like you want these to do really good, so that needs to be of some priority.
                      Also, you need to find your niche like most of the other youtubers have. Something thatll make people want to watch your channel. May want to try a transformation type thing to motivate others, etc... Also, talk about nutrition and other things besides just the training.
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                      • #12
                        Also, I don't know your personality; but try and be more alive in your videos. A little monotone, but once again; that may just be how you are.. Kinda chill attitude, am I right?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CMC191 View Post
                          Also, I don't know your personality; but try and be more alive in your videos. A little monotone, but once again; that may just be how you are.. Kinda chill attitude, am I right?

                          Yea man I've always been like that. Laid back to a fault at times. Also When I workout I'm coming off of an 8 hour night shift so as the week progresses I get more and more tired until I can catch back up on my days off. Rather than fake being excited an upbeat when I'm really not feeling that, I try to stick with being more informative. I already know I'm not the "superstar" most youtubers are so I was hoping to at least be one of the most technical and informative Because lets face it, we don't really learn shit watching Kali Muscle or even Christian Guzmon doesn't really teach us a whole heck of a lot. I figure I could at least do that part.

                          but yea, you're exactly right though.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by benjamin365 View Post
                            Yea man I've always been like that. Laid back to a fault at times. Also When I workout I'm coming off of an 8 hour night shift so as the week progresses I get more and more tired until I can catch back up on my days off. Rather than fake being excited an upbeat when I'm really not feeling that, I try to stick with being more informative. I already know I'm not the "superstar" most youtubers are so I was hoping to at least be one of the most technical and informative Because lets face it, we don't really learn shit watching Kali Muscle or even Christian Guzmon doesn't really teach us a whole heck of a lot. I figure I could at least do that part.

                            but yea, you're exactly right though.
                            Keep pluggin away with the videos, though. You can only get better with it in time. Honestly man, try and do one of those drastic transformation type things.. Get cut as hell and prove to folks you know what you're talking about. Post up on facebook and instagram, etc and you will eventually start getting a lot of people to subscribe to your youtube channel.
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                            • #15
                              Since I've gained roughly 30 pounds from 165 to195 since April It's time I readjusted my calories. I started off with about 2300 calories a day 180-195 grams protein and adjusting fats and carbs as my body needed to throughout the week.
                              I've bumped up total intake to just under 2600 calories.
                              In theory this SHOULD bring me up to 215 if all goes well within the next 6 months. Keep in mind guys this is an OFF-SEASON diet this is NOT pre-contest or a "cutting diet" at all for a guy my size.
                              Current Daily Macro-nutrients are:
                              235 grams protein from meats, whey, and casein sources.
                              255 grams carbohydrates from fruits and starches.
                              70 grams fats from whole eggs, meats, and dairy.

                              Weekly Grocery List Looks Like This:
                              3 dozen eggs (4 per day) $6.00
                              14 pears (2 per day) $9.70
                              14 Apples (2 per day) $14.11
                              14 Bananas (2 per day) $2.57
                              42 Oz Sweet Potato Fries (6 oz per day) $10.50
                              7 Pounds Chicken Tenders (1 pound per day) $25.00
                              14 Cups Greek Yogurt w Fruit (2 per day) $10.00
                              1 True Nutrition Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Ultra Grade (1 scoop per day) $34.68 -Purchased only once per month

                              Weekly Total: With 1 month protein: $112.56
                              Total without protein: $77.88

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