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  • So how is the carb cycle going?
    Have you kept strength+cut as desired?

    Joker, said you don't do squats, and just started doing hacks, were you losing mass in your legs?
    I forgot, do you have some knee problems?

    As for leg press, might be wrong, but perhaps the spine issue has to do with the seat angle?
    Maybe raise/lower it?
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    • Originally posted by The Joker View Post
      6-24-11
      Day 34
      Bailing Hay for 8 hours

      It sucked.
      Been there, did that.
      Sucks is the word for it.
      My Competition Prep Journal

      Muscular Development Forum Rules

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      • doesnt suck as bad as spreading the bailed hay
        "NOTHING IS TRIVIAL"

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        • Thanks for checking about the hack squat J, how do you like it?
          I want to petition our gym to get one so I want to present the owner with the pros/cons of a few different models.
          Do it now because sometimes later becomes never.

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          • Charlene, The rack handles are on the sides instead of up around the head. It is a older piece.
            Last edited by The Joker; June 27, 2011, 05:23 PM.
            Not Everything. Not Yet.

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            • 6-27-11
              Day 37- High Carb Day
              Back


              Wide Grip Chins- Very Slow and controlled.
              10 10 10 9

              Neutral Grip Pulldowns
              10x180
              7x200 +3 forced

              Bar Rows
              10x185
              9x245 +1 Partial PR

              Dumb Rows
              10x100
              8x120 PR

              Then I tried to do deads but my lower back wasn't having any of it. It is still thrashed from throwing Hay on Saturday, lame. The gym was kind of packed today with idiots (not normal for that time of day) and I couldn't get in seated cable rows or Hammer rows. It was like Monday has become international Back day. But all in all it was a good back workout. I had a great pump going and great connection with the muscles.

              **The Lower intensity sets are not shown**
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              6-20-11
              Day 30 High Carb Day

              Back


              Pulldowns Shoulder width Neutral Grip

              10x190
              8x220
              7x230 + 2 Forced PR

              Bar Rows

              8x185
              8x225
              6x245 PR

              Hammer Rows

              8x135
              8x180
              6x235 Each Arm PR

              Seated WG Cable Rows

              10x190
              8x200
              7x230 a PR but alittle sloppy. So, I am not going to count it as such

              DY Deads

              8x225
              6x315 This is the second week ever doing them.

              Great session today. My son joined up for the summer at my gym. And After I did my set of DY Deads he asked me to show him how to do rack deads with 135. I picked up the bar and that was the Heaviest 135 I have ever felt. I totally dig doing deads like Dorian did them. Holy shit.


              Anyway, it is my dad, me and my son again for the summer. Awesome!


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              Last weeks.
              6-13-11
              Day 22- High Carb day
              BW 235
              Back Day

              Neutral Grip Semi Narrow Bar Pulldowns
              10x190
              7x220+ 2 Forced PR
              6x210 +2 Forced PR

              BarBell Rows
              10x185
              8x225
              6x235 + 1 Partial

              Hammer Rows
              10x135
              6x180
              7x230 +2 Forced (Left Arm) 6x230 +2 Forced (Right Arm) PRs

              Deadlift from Floor
              12x135

              DY Deads
              8x225
              7x225

              Good work out. I wanted to see if I could do deads from the floor with out my back acting up. I guess I can. And deads DY style are tough. Feel great.
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              6-6-11
              Day 15 High Carb Day
              BW 234
              Back

              Reverse Grip Pulldowns
              12x160
              10x190
              8x210 + 3 Forced +1 Neg

              DB Pullovers
              12x40
              12x50
              12x60

              HS Rows
              10x135
              8x180
              9x225+2 Forced (Right Arm)
              7x225+3 Forced (Left Arm)

              Smith Rows- Cuz my lower back was feeling weird
              12x135
              10x225
              8x245 + 2 Partials

              Seated WG Cable Rows
              8x190 + 2 Partials PR

              Good session. I don't think I set my alarm last night so I slept in and was late for work and didn't get my normal 2 meals in before training like I usually do. I could definitely feel it.

              Didn't push the pullovers to hard because I am still getting used to the movement but I love it.

              Last weeks back day
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              5-30-11
              Day 8- High Carb Day
              Back


              WG Chins (Slow Negs) 11, 9, 7
              DB Pullovers
              12x50
              12x60
              10x70

              Reverse Grip Pulldowns
              10x170
              8x200
              7x220+2 Forced

              Bar Rows
              8x225
              5x275- Too Heavy. I thought I could have got 8.
              8x225- Failed at 8.

              Seated WG Cable Rows
              10x170
              8x180
              7x190+2 Forced Reps + 1 Neg

              Good session. Today I set the baseline for my next back day as far as what weights to use for my new style. I was going to do Deads, but after BB Rows, my lower back felt pretty iffy and didn't want to push it. I am not "injuried" at the moment and this is the first time in a few months and I really want to keep it that way.

              Anyway, I had a great workout, I was super pumped all workout. I have not done pullovers in a long long long time. Felt good. I need to work on my shoulder flexibilty but it is not that bad. I need to work on my over all flexibility. But I can still touch my toes.


              My forearm veins are pumping out more and I am getting some front delt veins coming to the surface.
              Not Everything. Not Yet.

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              • Originally posted by woodswise View Post
                Doing hay is the worst. I hate it more than shoveling shit . . .
                Yep, I did it for my father in law. Next time, he can go suck it.

                Originally posted by bluecountry View Post
                So how is the carb cycle going?
                Have you kept strength+cut as desired?

                Joker, said you don't do squats, and just started doing hacks, were you losing mass in your legs?
                I forgot, do you have some knee problems?

                As for leg press, might be wrong, but perhaps the spine issue has to do with the seat angle?
                Maybe raise/lower it?
                Strength is going up. Fat is going down.
                I hurt my back in 08 and then again in June of 2010. My problem is that I feel I don't have the flexibility or stability in my back. This causes a lot of pain. That is why I can't squat or front squat. I used to squat with a narrow stance so my outer quads were actually pretty good. Then I hurt my back and couldn't squat and lost all that size because I couldn't train legs for almost a year then it was "day to day" with it. I have no knee issues.

                The issue with The hack squats was I just needed to play around with it and find a position for the foot plate that worked for me. I did and not all is good.

                Originally posted by DBowden View Post
                Been there, did that.
                Sucks is the word for it.
                Yes sir
                Originally posted by TheKillerOfSaints View Post
                doesnt suck as bad as spreading the bailed hay
                I'll take your word for it.
                Not Everything. Not Yet.

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                • I'm already sore as hell.
                  Not Everything. Not Yet.

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                  • Originally posted by The Joker View Post
                    I'm already sore as hell.
                    GOOD SIGN! You're killing it in here J...how's the contest with Austin coming along?
                    https://www.facebook.com/DavidLeesMPD
                    https://www.facebook.com/Ripped2ShredsPhysiques

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                    • Originally posted by The Joker View Post
                      I'm already sore as hell.
                      in a good way I assume?

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                      • 6-28-11
                        Day 38- Med Carb Day
                        Chest

                        Incline
                        8x185
                        6x225
                        6x235+ 1 Forced

                        Flat Db Press
                        10x80
                        6x90
                        6x100 +1 Forced

                        Incline Flyes
                        10x50 wasn't feeling these so I Did some dips insteads

                        Dips - Havent done dips since Feb because they used to bug my elbows. Not today
                        12 12 10 10

                        Flat Bench
                        12x135 12x135

                        Good Day today. I was only able to eat 1 meal before I trained so I am suprised it was as good a session as it was.

                        My back is so sore. Holy shit. Awesome.


                        42 Mins on treadmill @ 6 PM- Done
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                        6-21-11
                        Day 31 Med Carb Day
                        AM Pre Shit BW 236.5
                        AM Post Shit BW 230!- I weighed my self 5 times after that to make sure the scale wasn't broken. Like a Boss
                        Chest

                        Incline
                        8x185
                        6x225
                        7x225

                        Flat Db
                        8x70
                        8x80
                        8x85

                        Flat Bench
                        12x135
                        12x135

                        Incline Flyes
                        10x45

                        Todays workout was a bust. I could not get the mojo going. No strength. No intensity. Just sucked. I think I am still taxed from yesterdays back day. SVT, remember when you asked Joe if training back the day before chest effects your chest day? It does. That and I am stressed the fuck out because of work. That is why I haven't been on here as much lately. WORK! I am not sleeping either. This is weird too because with the exception of today, all my workouts have been going great on no sleep, lots of work and lots of stress. I feel sick, tired, pale, no appetitie and I am sweating way more than normal today.

                        Anyway. I am not going to open up about it and go into detail.

                        I have 30 minutes of Cardio coming my way later today.

                        230 lbs is a new low for me. Last month at this time, I was 240. I am stronger now and am in much better condition.

                        last weeks
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                        6-15-11
                        Day 24 Med Carb Day
                        Chest/Calves

                        Incline
                        10x185
                        7x225
                        7x235 +1 Forced PR

                        Flat DB Press
                        10x70
                        8x80
                        6x100 +1 Forced

                        Incline DB Flyes
                        8x55
                        8x60 (F)

                        Standing Calf Press
                        10x270
                        6x360
                        10x450 +3 Forced PR

                        Seated Calf Raise
                        10x150
                        8x225 +3 Forced PR

                        Good session today. I had lots of energy.

                        And over the last 3-4 days I have had almost no motivation to stick to my diet or cardio. I have though. I just really really didn't want to. And last night when I was shaving, the dieting/cardio/and heavy training became obvious. More veins, side and top abs are coming in my shoulders look bigger, and my waist is smaller! And other stuff. It gave me back the motivation and drive I needed.

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                        6-7-11
                        Day 16- Med Carb Day
                        Waking BW 235.5
                        BW after going to the bathroom- 231!
                        Chest Day

                        Incline
                        10x185
                        8x205
                        7x225 (F)
                        6x225 (F)

                        Machine Press
                        10x165
                        9x180 + 1 forced

                        Incline Flyes
                        10x50
                        8x60
                        8x70 + 1 Forced

                        Laterals
                        10x25
                        8x30-

                        I had a good one.

                        30 mins on the tread when I get home from work. Yeah Buddy.

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                        Last weeks

                        5-31-11
                        Day 9 Med Carb Day
                        BW 237

                        Incline Press
                        10x185
                        6x225
                        6x235+1 Forced PR

                        Bench
                        12x135
                        12x135
                        12x135

                        Incline Flyes
                        12x40
                        8x60
                        8x70+ 1 Forced PR

                        Seated Calf Raises
                        8x150
                        8x175
                        9x205+2 Forced Reps

                        Good session. Very Pleased. Last night, I had the wife grind her knuckles into my rear delt area to break up a knot I had. It is so sore today but feels so much more loose. Tonight I'll have her to the same to the left shoulder.

                        36 mins on treadmill at 5 PM
                        Last edited by The Joker; June 28, 2011, 11:34 PM.
                        Not Everything. Not Yet.

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                        • Yea J!!!!
                          https://www.facebook.com/DavidLeesMPD
                          https://www.facebook.com/Ripped2ShredsPhysiques

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                          • great lifting J, you keep making consistent gains, inclines are looking good!

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                            • ARE YOU BUFF YET?
                              "NOTHING IS TRIVIAL"

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                              • Originally posted by SVT03DAL View Post
                                GOOD SIGN! You're killing it in here J...how's the contest with Austin coming along?
                                So far I am pleased with my progress. It is going to be good.
                                Originally posted by MURDERBEAST View Post
                                in a good way I assume?
                                Yes Sir

                                Originally posted by SVT03DAL View Post
                                Yea J!!!!
                                Originally posted by MURDERBEAST View Post
                                great lifting J, you keep making consistent gains, inclines are looking good!
                                Thanks guys.
                                Not Everything. Not Yet.

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