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Getting ready for the IFPA Pro USA in Sacramento

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  • Getting ready for the IFPA Pro USA in Sacramento

    Hey, I haven't posted much on here and I am going to try to start to do so more. I am getting ready for the IFPA Pro USA in Sacramento on July 14th. Currently at 9.5 weeks out and it is going fast. Always feeling behind.
    I am going to be keeing track of everything, from the diet to traing to cardio and thoughts on youtube.
    If you want check it out. Tell me what you think.

    Matt Esmond

    http://www.youtube.com/user/EZBodybu...?feature=guide
    Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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    Diet Info #1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI-iq2_7sVk

    Posing #1 14 weeks out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvQRi94LqmY

    Diet Info #2 13 through 11 weeks out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dwTroCqupU

    Posing #2 13 weeks out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t82HfBtfWJE

    I am going to hopefully post some still shots up too.

    Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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    • #3
      5-14-12 Monday Quads and Hams

      I have had back issues for about 2.5 years now and I simply can't do the lifts like I use to do and love like stiff leg. Also right knee isn't good for about 7 months now. So here is my leg day. Take it easy on my squat numbers haha, I have never been a good squatter. NFL strength coach once told me "Matt, I would have you benching 400lbs by now, but you will never be a great squatter."

      Leg ext. 140x15, 170x15, 200x15, 230x12, 240x10 Trying to pre exhaust the quads a bit.
      BB Squat 265x10, 285x8, 300x4
      Hammer V-Squat 270x12, 320x10, 360x8, 410x6
      DB Sumo squat on bumper plates 120x15,15,15
      Leg Ext. 145x15, 160x9, 115 and drop setsx10
      Leg Curl 110x12, 125x12, 140x8, 110x12
      Walking lunge (back bothered a bit) 110x26 steps, 80x20, 24 steps

      Video posting to youtube soon. 1st time ever video taping myself.
      Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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      • #4
        5-15-12 Tuesday Chest/Side Delts/Abs
        Strength is still pretty good. Done a tad, but I relate that to my lower back.

        BB Flat Bench 295x6,4 275x6
        Incline DB Press 110'sx6,4 100'sx8 90'sx7
        DB Flat Fly 55'sx12 60'sx10 65'sx8
        Dips BW 25,20,15 Deep

        DB Side Laterals 40'sx15, 45'sx15, 50'sx10,8
        Shoulder press (neck bothering as usual) 50'sx12,12,12 short rest

        Hammer machine crunch 50x20, 60x20, 70x12, 50 and drops lots reps
        Ball Crunch BWx20,20,20
        Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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        • #5
          5-16-12 Wednesday Had chiro appt. today so I did arms before I went
          I do what I call a slow superset when doing bis and tris. Maybe 30sec to 1 minute between sets.

          v pushdown 4 sets x 8-15
          ss
          BB Curl 4 sets x 8-10

          skull crusher 3 sets x 12
          ss
          DB alternating curl 3 sets x 6-8

          rope pushdown 3 sets x 10-12
          ss
          DB preacher curl 3 sets x 8
          Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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          • #6
            Posing Progress (do all videos look more grainy on here compared to when watching them on youtube)
            9 weeks out
            Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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            • #7
              5-18-12 Back done out of town
              Pulldowns 4 sets 8-12
              T bar Row3 sets 6-8
              1 arms row 3 sets 10-12
              low cable row 3 sets 8-10

              Bent over rear lateral raises 4 sets 10
              Shrugs 4 sets 12-15

              Workout was ok. Always different trying to workout somewhere else and get a feel for the weights
              Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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              • #8
                5-21-12 Legs Very Drained Physically

                Pretty tough day today. Stomach flu the last 2 days and had to go to wedding 11 hours away this past weekend. Also having staining in my tailbone area. Probably from the back, but uncomfortable.

                Leg Ext. 180x15, 210x15, 230x11, 240x8
                Squat (very worn out and felt too heavy) 275x6,6,5,5
                Hammer V Squat 290x10, 34x10, 380x8, 270x12
                Leg Ext. 125x12,12,12

                Leg curl 125x10, 130x10, 135x8, 140x6
                Very wide feel (for glutes) leg press 180x15,15,15
                Walking lunge 100x 30 steps, 26 steps
                Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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                • #9
                  Leg Training Part 1 From Monday 5-14-12

                  Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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                  • #10
                    Monday I prayed that I could do legs and my stomach worked out, then today on a field trip it just went crazy. I am losing a lot of weight and I am a small guy to begin with. I am just widdling away. Very frustrating and it is getting to me emotionally.
                    Stomach Flu I guess. It happened like this to me in the past year a couple times, but I don't think this bad. I don't think it is what I am eating.
                    Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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                    • #11
                      Leg Training Part 2 From Monday 5-14-12

                      Hammer V Squat, leg ext., Leg Curl, DB Sumo Squat (walking lunges not shown and not all sets taped, but most)
                      Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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                      • #12
                        Stomach Update
                        I have had episodes that have lasted all day of the stomach flu for a week. Had to do to the ER at 4AM this morning because the pain was so bad. CAT scan of stomach and IV. Results are not really conclusive. He thought it was just the flu, but I have to watch my appendix.
                        What fun. Trying to eat, because he said it was ok
                        Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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                        • #13
                          Night pic after being sick 7 weeks out
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                          Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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                          • #14
                            Training Updates

                            Stomach is settling down
                            Friday May 25, 2012 Back, traps, rear delts
                            Lat Pulldown 4 sets x 8-10
                            1 arm row 3 sets x 8-10
                            T-bar machine3 sets x 6-8 last set 2 drops
                            close grip pulldown 3 sets x 8-12 reps

                            DB Shrug 4 sets x 10-15

                            Rear Lateral Raises 4 sets x 10 reps

                            Part 1 (didn't video lat pulldown)


                            Saturday May 26, 2012 Arms (supersets for tri then bi)

                            Rope pushdown 4 sets x 10-15
                            BB Curl 4 sets x 8,8,8,6

                            DB Skullcrushers 3 sets x 10-12
                            DB Alternating Curl 3 sets x 8

                            Close Grip Bench 3 sets x 8-10
                            1 arm preacher curl 3 sets x 8-10

                            1 arm overhead ext. 3 sets x 12-15
                            Hammer Curl 3 sets x 10
                            Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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                            • #15
                              5-27-12 Sunday Leg Day

                              I was tired going i, but once I got going things went well. Starting to feel the diet.

                              Leg Ext. 220x10,10 235x10,10
                              Hammer V Squat 320x10 360x110 390x8 430x6
                              Front Squat (really bad, but 1st time doing in long time) 185x10,9,6
                              DB Sumo Squat 125x12,15,12
                              ss
                              BB Squat 185x8.8.8
                              Leg Curl 125x12 135x10 140x10 145x8
                              Contest Coach = Myself Youtube EZBODYBUILDING

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