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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/20 21:46:46 (permalink)
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Getting stronger for reps is more the key than getting stronger in pure strength terms and for the length of time you have been training you are moving fine along that goal trajectory.... which your physique is testimony to.
 
There are plenty of great physiques that are not brutally strong. Granted at the elite end of proBBing most are big and strong (for reps and singles) but lets not start comparing ourselves to them. Nor to those who are gifted enough to be popular on social media.... the great physiques that aren't mind blowing strong are rarely going to get huge followings.
 
If you are getting progressively stronger for reps, the strength you feel you should have will eventually start to creep in there but it's far from the focus, but the hypertrophy you desire will be progressing just fine


Amen to this!
 
Your strength is going up and that is relative to you. Who gives a sh!t what anyone else lifts? It is how you progress and your body responds that matters. Your physique is far better than you give it credit and with your dedication and meticulous attention to detail, you will grow over the next few weeks. 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/21 02:19:49 (permalink)
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No point in repeating what others have said.

Just keep on grinding you are doing great!

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/22 12:55:30 (permalink)
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Strength is subjective mate - as long as you are making progress don't worry what other can/cant lift. It has no relevance to your training so keep grafting. Lots of great work here

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/23 18:51:05 (permalink)
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You're stronger than me, and I train for strength lol
 
And you are now known as the 'Mafia Dad' to your sons mates, that a new goal of mine right there.

 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/23 20:50:17 (permalink)
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Amen to this!
Your strength is going up and that is relative to you. Who gives a sh!t what anyone else lifts? It is how you progress and your body responds that matters. Your physique is far better than you give it credit and with your dedication and meticulous attention to detail, you will grow over the next few weeks. 



I know - I just took it that I needed to put a bit more weight on the bar.
 
Brett
No point in repeating what others have said.

Just keep on grinding you are doing great!



Thanks fellow grouter.
 
JayBoy
Strength is subjective mate - as long as you are making progress don't worry what other can/cant lift. It has no relevance to your training so keep grafting. Lots of great work here



I wasn't really worrying per se, more stating how I see myself.
 
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You're stronger than me, and I train for strength lol
And you are now known as the 'Mafia Dad' to your sons mates, that a new goal of mine right there.



But 'bellend' to countless others!
 
***
Thursday, 22/11/18 - LOWER 2
 
Hack squats
Bar [47.6kg] x 20 w
67kg x 4 w
100kg x 3 w
120kg x 2 w
125kg x 1 w
130kg x 14 [last time 130kg x 13]
135kg x 10 [last time 135kg x 9]
140kg x 7 [last time 140kg x 7]
 
Leg press
300kg x 10 [last time 250kg x 12]
300kg x 10 [last time 300kg x 8]
 
Single leg, leg press
70kg x 10 [last time 50kg x 15]
 
Dumbbell SLDL
38kg x 15 [last time 34kg x 15]
42kg x 11 [last time 38kg x 11]
44kg x 8 
 
Barbell SLDL
90kg x 20 [last time 80kg x 20]
 
Single leg, leg extension
39kg x 20 [last time 39kg x 17]
 
Single leg, lying leg curl [muscle round]
Right
29kg x 4 [
29kg x 4
29kg x 4
29kg x 2 plus half reps
29kg x half reps
29kg x half reps
[Last time 23kg x 4/4/4/4/F/F]
Left
29kg x 4
29kg x 4
29kg x 4
29kg x two half reps
29kg x two half reps
29kg x 0
[Last time 23kg x 4/4/4/4/4/4
 
Lying leg curl [rest pause]
36kg x 15
36kg x 5
26kg x three half reps
[last time 36kg x 12/3/half reps]
 
Adductor [rest pause]
39kg x 15
39kg x F
39kg x F
 
Barbell hip thrusts [rest pause]
50kg x 12
50kg x F
50kg x F
[last time 40kg x 12/f/f]
 
Standing calf raise
135kg x 10 [last time 132.5kg x 10]
135kg x 8
135kg x 8
 
Calf press
120kg x 20 [last time 113kg x 20]
120kg x 15 [last time 113kg x 20]
113kg x 15 [last time 113kg x 18]
113kg x F [last time 113kg x 15]
 
Time: 1hr 55min.
 
*****
23/11/18 Check-in
 
Last week's weight: 189.8lbs
This week's weight: 188.8lbs
 
Last week's waist: 32in
This week's waist: 32in
 
UPPER 2
Pulldowns [wide]
25kg x 20 w
39kg x 4 w
45kg x 3 w
52kg x 2 w
59kg x 1 w
79kg x 4 [too heavy] [last time 66kg x 10]
73kg x 8 plus one half rep [last time 59kg x 15]
66kg x 10 plus one half rep
 
Rack pull
180kg x 5 [last time 140kg x 15]
180kg x 12 [last time 180kg x 11]
210kg x 6
 
Barbell rows
110kg x 12
115kg x 10
 
Seated cable row
66kg x 12 [last time 59kg x 10]
59kg x 12 [last time 52kg x 15]
 
Dumbbell bench press
16kg x 20 w
20kg x 4 w
30kg x 3 w
34kg x 2 w
42kg x 9 [last time 40kg x 11]
42kg x 5 [last time 44kg x 5]
36kg x 9 [last time 38kg x 7]
 
Floor press
34kg x 9 [last time 40kg x 6]
34kg x 6 [last time 34kg x 9]
 
Leverage shoulder press
50kg x 12 [last time 50kg x 10]
55kg x 8 [last time 50kg x 7]
 
Dips
BW + 10kg x 10
BW + 12kg x 7
BW + 10kg x 6
 
Incline cable fly [rest pause]
22kg x 12
22kg x F
22kg x F
[last time 18kg x 12/F/F]
 
Tricep extension [muscle round]
30kg x 4
30kg x 4
30kg x 4
30kg x 4
30kg x 2
30kg x 0
[last time as above]
 
High cable rear delts
12.5kg x 12 [last time 10.2 x 10]
12.5kg x 8 [last time 10.2kg x 10
10.2kg x 12 [last time 7.9 x 20]
 
Cable SLR
Just couldn't do these. So didn't. Can't move any weight.
SLR
14kg x 15
14kg x 10
14kg x 10
 
Dumbbell hammer curls
16kg x 15 [14kg x 15]
18kg x 8 [16kg x 10]
14kg x 14 [last time 12kg x 20]
 
Crunches
25/15/15/15
 
Time: 2hrs 15min.
 
NOTES:
Hip thrusts I don't really get on with.
Neither cable SLR. Can't barely lift a kilo. Feels so unnatural.
Very tired Thursday night.
 

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/23 21:18:30 (permalink)
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Some cracking sessions there bud!

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/24 14:42:56 (permalink)
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Some cracking sessions there bud!



Long sessions! Sometimes I have to do crunches at home because I run out of time to collect my youngest from nursery.
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Calories going up again this week, hitting almost 4700 on training days, following a one pound loss in weight over the past seven days.
 
I was beginning to think my gear was fake - but to be uncomfortably honest, my sex drive is fvcking out of control and I'm like a lovestruck teenager with my wife at the moment, it's actually quite pathetic and embarrassing.
 
So with the increased volume in the workouts, my guess is my metabolism is racing and there is a little body recomp going on; in the right light [!] I look a tad more vascular in places and have held condition very well. I've been eating 500g carbs on training days and my waist is still 32 inches.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/24 16:46:01 (permalink)
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I always do my crunches at....




... NEVER!

Not done a crunch for over a decade lol

Plenty of work in there tho my friend

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/24 17:41:15 (permalink)
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^^^ and he's got the abs to prove it!
 
Abs are made in the kitchen they say. I keep blending and baking but never see any.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/24 21:36:13 (permalink)
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You're progressing nicely with your sessions mate. 
 
They do take some time but they allow us to get calories high which will in turn give us more to play with in prep. 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/26 13:48:30 (permalink)
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Does it count as a crunch when you roll out of bed? If not I don't do them! Some big volume sessions here mate

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/26 20:41:07 (permalink)
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Huge sessions mate...love it and strength looks to be building well but don't get hung up on strength...i'm much stronger than you yes but look no better one bit...as a bodybuilder it means nothing.

 
 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/26 21:33:03 (permalink)
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dirtyvest
I always do my crunches at....




... NEVER!

Not done a crunch for over a decade lol

Plenty of work in there tho my friend


 
JayBoy
Does it count as a crunch when you roll out of bed? If not I don't do them! Some big volume sessions here mate



Well, with the comp 18 weeks away, I suppose it's crunch time...
 
Tuffy
You're progressing nicely with your sessions mate. 
They do take some time but they allow us to get calories high which will in turn give us more to play with in prep. 



True. I just have to be mindful of not putting myself in a position where I'm clock watching and trying to get things done quickly in order to be in time to get my son.
 
Ox
Huge sessions mate...love it and strength looks to be building well but don't get hung up on strength...i'm much stronger than you yes but look no better one bit...as a bodybuilder it means nothing.



Not really hung up in it, I just got the impression [wrongly] that it was about time I started to lift some real weights!
 
***
26/11/18 - LOWER 1
Barbell squats
Bar x 20 w
60kg x 4 w
80kg x 3 w
100kg x 2 w
110kg x 1 w
120kg x 14 [last time 115kg x 15]
125kg x 9 [last time 120kg  x 12]
135kg x 9 [last time 130kg x 8]
 
Leg Press [Narrow]
300kg x 12 [last time 300kg x 10]
300kg x 12 [last time 300kg x 10]
 
Walking lunges [reps each leg, not total steps]
30kg x 10 [last time 28kg x 10]
 
Barbell SLDL
120kg x 12 [last time 100kg x 15]
125kg x 10 [last time 120kg x 11]
135kg x 6 [last time 130kg x 8]
 
Dumbbell SLDL
32kg x 20 [last time 30kg x 20
 
Leg extension
66kg x 20 [last time 59kg x 22]
 
Lying leg curl [muscle round]
50kg x 4/4/4/4/3hr/2hr/1hr [last time same]
 
Single leg, lying leg curl [rest pause]
Right: 18kg x 10 plus 2hr/hr/hr [last time 23kg x 6/hrs/hr]
Left: 18kg x 12/two plus hrs/hr [last time 23kg x 12/2 plus 2hr/hr
 
Abductor [rest pause]
66kg x 10/f/f [last time 59kg x 10/f/f]
 
Adductor [rest pause]
39kg x 12/15/f [last time 39kg x 15/f/f
 
Standing calf raise [Smith]
140kg x 8 [last time 135kg x 10]
140kg x 8 [last time 135kg x 8]
140kg x 8 [last time 135kg x 8]
 
Calf press
127kg x 20 [last time 120kg x 20]
127kg x 15 [last time 120kg x 15]
127kg x 12 [last time 113kg x 15]
120kg x 19 [last time 113kg x f]
 
Time: 1hr 55min.
 
NOTES:
Think I'm coming down with something. Going to bed now. Shivering a little but hot, slight stomach pain. Had trouble with my PPWO today, could not finish it, just felt ill. Tried to blend the rice and chicken and drank some of it but couldn't manage most of it. So I'm a little down calorie wise today which is not ideal.
Have slight back pain too. Noticed it with Smith calves; hangover from hack squats or rack pulls, which will be interesting tomorrow.
Took a half decent pic of my legs, no pump or anything but decent vascularity. Will try to share.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/26 21:46:43 (permalink)
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Play it safe. Get in what you can, rest and recover. If you are getting shivers etc then that's likely something a bit more than being a bit run down and getting a cold. And after a session who's exercise selection inherently increases recovery demand. Rest up.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/28 21:05:55 (permalink)
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Play it safe. Get in what you can, rest and recover. If you are getting shivers etc then that's likely something a bit more than being a bit run down and getting a cold. And after a session who's exercise selection inherently increases recovery demand. Rest up.



Well I went to bed at about 9pm, woke Tuesday feeling awful. Didn't want to eat, just wanted to go back to bed. Forced down breakfast and went to the gym. Did lat pulldowns, warmed up with rack pulls, went to do 180kg for 13 reps and had to put it down after one rep. Then did one set of leverage rows and had to leave. Felt like shyte. Went to bed. Switched food to non-training diet [no carbs] but missed out on chicken meal. Had to call in sick from work too. Unheard of. Kept Wednesday [today] as rest day as still feeling off but not missed any food. Tip-toeing back to the land of the living so hopefully training can return tomorrow night. 17.5 weeks to go so margin for error barely exists.
 
As this is a bit of an intermission, here is a leg pic I took Sunday afternoon, no pump.
 

post edited by Eugene - 2018/11/28 21:09:06

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/28 21:19:27 (permalink)
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Legs looking good, dude

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/29 05:23:38 (permalink)
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Legs look awesome mate!

 
 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/29 12:33:20 (permalink)
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Legs looking good, dude

Ox
Legs look awesome mate!


Thanks. Aside from the ugly long tendon gap between my knee and outer quad, I was fairly pleased with the condition and vascularity, especially considering I just dropped my trousers, tensed and snapped. Plus I'd had almost no carbs for 48 hours.
Stomach still dodgy but feeling OK so will try to train this evening after my poxy day shift.
To be blunt, I've drifted into a bad place mentally; I've started to loathe my job, loathe people, I'm extremely paranoid. 
Apart from that, things are great.
But training needs to get back on point after Tuesday's skewered session.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/29 13:39:29 (permalink)
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Some sexy pins there

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/29 16:39:37 (permalink)
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I'm loathing people today too.... mainly bus drivers but most people are still falling in to the cvnt category

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