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Re: My Journal 2019/03/04 22:02:47 (permalink)
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I started last year on 5 week training cycles and while psychologically I had no issue with it I found it a bit too quick of a turnaround so now run it as a 10 week cycle (the last 4 weeks of which have 2 'big' weeks and 2 deloads). But every week, with the exception of the deloads, increase in work on the week before.
 
4 weeks for something big and heavy and high in intensity may well work, if you are looking for hypertrophy where exercise variety is more of a useful tool and higher volume tracking is more of the focus it may take a while to dial in workable 4 week cycles

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/04 22:27:44 (permalink)
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Thank you. That makes more sense and putting it like that, 4 week cycles do seem a bit short. I'll have a think (not always a good thing) and put together maybe two 6 week cycles, which include a big week and a deload week. Won't hurt to up the volume, too. I think I've been reading Beyond Brawn a bit too much and abbreviated my training way too much.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 00:18:40 (permalink)
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Up the volume as your progression for gaining. Don't jump on at week 1 with a near maximal volume tolerance. Start on, say, 12 or so sets per muscle per week and increase over the weeks. Keep an eye on where your sweet spot is, what you heaviest tolerance is, what muscles can take more and less... and I like to stick to a planned Deload rather than feeling it out. That way I don't risk over cooking and suffering from mistiming so easily

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 09:23:11 (permalink)
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One more question; would it still be ok to work towards an increase in volume, weekly if I am going to try and lose a bit of fat? Or would the calorie deficit make it counter productive?

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 11:51:46 (permalink)
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Your Mrs sounds incredibly familiar lol. My Mrs is a stress at the best of times, and seems to be paranoid about affairs and stuff. As if I'd ever have the time to have an affair lol.
 
We went to a party at the weekend (first night out without kids for a while) and she got so pissed it was embarrassing, I had to tell her off a couple of times, but no one seemed to mind so I couldn't really do anything, everyone else loves her, they just think she's super friendly and up for a laugh, but they don't see how she is with me when she's sober, bloody pain lol. However, she did redeem herself in the end, as she went into pornstar mode when she got home, and because I'm a horny bugger, I couldn't resist. Yes, I am weak.
 
Anyway, back to training. Yes, you need to follow a proper plan, you can't progress consistently without a tried and tested plan in place. And I would say 8 weeks is minimum before changing things up, preferably 10-12. There's loads to choose from though, what is your goal again? Strength or size?
 
Hows the TRT treating you btw? 

 
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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 13:02:48 (permalink)
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I have to lose some fat. That is the goal. 8 week plan. 6 regular weeks where I go for moderate increases in reps, 1 big week where I go all out and then a deload. That sound ok?

I'm not a jealous person at all and that irritates my Mrs. We're at totally different ends of the spectrum in that regard. What pisses me off is that she knows that I despise cheating and have never even contemplated being unfaithful in any of my previous relationships or in this one. Yet, if I mention that I've spoken to another carer, who happens to be a female, then she will start asking questions.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 13:03:48 (permalink)
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TRT best decision I have ever made. Definate cognitive benefits, despite last week's wobble. Wish I had done it decades earlier

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 16:18:04 (permalink)
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One more question; would it still be ok to work towards an increase in volume, weekly if I am going to try and lose a bit of fat? Or would the calorie deficit make it counter productive?

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I would still suggest to make that your target, it just won't necessarily be quite so linear. But in theory seeing as you do not have to be targeting failure to progress (hard yes but failure is not a prerequisite) there should always be room to increase until you are hitting failure. At which point recovery may start to hinder things, which is when you change it up, take a step back and start the run up again.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 16:24:35 (permalink)
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I'm not a jealous person at all and that irritates my Mrs. We're at totally different ends of the spectrum in that regard. What pisses me off is that she knows that I despise cheating and have never even contemplated being unfaithful in any of my previous relationships or in this one. Yet, if I mention that I've spoken to another carer, who happens to be a female, then she will start asking questions.

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Sounds like me and mine.... she's convinced she doesn't deserve me and is punching above her weight and that every woman who sees me gets moist in an instant and that I reckon I'd be better with them than her. Like you, I have never cheated on anyone in my life, I have been cheated on, but I also trust my Mrs 100% (mainly as she's not very sexual due to her troubled history so I know it's not on her agenda, plus I know how she feels about thinking she's got better than she deserves, not that I agree)... she cheated on her ex with me but thinks I will cheat on her eventually. It does bug her that I do not get jealous at all which is funny.
 
Why the fvck would I want to juggle 2 women, one is trouble enough

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/05 16:34:18 (permalink)
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Nail on the head. I can't for the life of me, figure out why some blokes strive to have 2 or 3 women on the go. Like u say, one is more than enough trouble.

I think that blokes, in general have more friends and interests than women. Therefore, we have less time to sit around reading silly magazines, watching ****ty tv and concocting wacky theories about their partners.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/06 01:39:52 (permalink)
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I have never cheated but been accused loads of times,probably because I am seriously good looking and women swoon whenever I walk by LOL But I have been cheated on fcukin loads their excuse was they were convinced I was doing it so did it themselves how fcukin poor is that you cheated but its my fault fcuk off idiot LOL.
 
Hopefully she will settle down just keep re assuring her mate best and only thing you can do tbh.
 
What you running trt wise ? 
 

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/06 09:21:34 (permalink)
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I reassure her a minimal amount, pal as when I went into full bore reassure mode; she said I was trying to cover something up. I tell her now that the reassurance she needs is to be found within her own mind.

TRT is 100mg per week in a single subQ shot. I'd like to split it into 2 doses per week; but I can only get ampules and have my doubts about storing oil based products in a syringe for longer than a few minutes.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/06 13:14:24 (permalink)
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I have to lose some fat. That is the goal. 8 week plan. 6 regular weeks where I go for moderate increases in reps, 1 big week where I go all out and then a deload. That sound ok?

I'm not a jealous person at all and that irritates my Mrs. We're at totally different ends of the spectrum in that regard. What pisses me off is that she knows that I despise cheating and have never even contemplated being unfaithful in any of my previous relationships or in this one. Yet, if I mention that I've spoken to another carer, who happens to be a female, then she will start asking questions.



Bingo! Described me and her exactly!
 
I am sort of following DVs method of volume progression. I aim to add weight or reps every week. My deloads however I go on feel, or when it is most suitable to go on due to PED cycles/PCT etc. Overdue for one now though. Each cycle is a good opportunity to mix up some exercises too.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/07 01:24:16 (permalink)
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I reassure her a minimal amount, pal as when I went into full bore reassure mode; she said I was trying to cover something up. I tell her now that the reassurance she needs is to be found within her own mind.

TRT is 100mg per week in a single subQ shot. I'd like to split it into 2 doses per week; but I can only get ampules and have my doubts about storing oil based products in a syringe for longer than a few minutes.

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You just can't bloody win LOL
 
Yeah I get you on the trt from what I know and trust me its limited knowledge LOL they do recommend you split the dose but being honest you seem to be getting good results so why change it

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/07 21:49:35 (permalink)
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Seated Dumbbell Press 22.5k x 10, 25k x 10, 27.5k x 8

Trap Bar Deadlifts 25k each side x 10, 35k each side x 10, x 10

Straight Arm Pulldowns supersetted with Tricep Pushdowns 40k for both exercises; 3 supersets of 10reps each (60 reps total)

Standing Calf Press 50k x 3 sets of 12

Stretching

Decided on the Trap Bar Deads due to the higher starting point and it gave some thigh stimulation with no stress on the right knee. Nice and controlled and felt good but gave me a headache about 10 minutes after the third set, think it was my body asking me what the hell was going on.

****in Mrs at it again. I've arranged to go round my mates on Saturday, watch the racing and footy, have a few bets and get bladdered. Had it planned for weeks and I haven't seen him this year. She's now making plans for Saturday morning and early Sunday morning. I told her that I've had stuff arranged for all day Saturday and I'm staying at his on Saturday night and won't be doing anything on Sunday. She's now got the arse and trying to make me feel like the bad guy.

I'm not feeling bad though as it's not some last minute, impulsive decision and it's also not like I see my mates as regularly as I used to. That's pissing her off, too. Thinking about it, I also need a weekend off of her. If she didn't have so many good points to her, this jealousy would have me telling her to **** off.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/07 22:06:16 (permalink)
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They're great aren't they.... my Mrs is off to see a concert at the end of the month with a mate. Now if I was off to London to see a concert with one of my mates how do we all think that would unfold LOL - in fact the reason she's going with a mate and not me is because it would still be too much grief for me to handle She's done weekends away, overnight trips abroad etc... no way on earth she would let me do that without flipping (altho in fairness her trips are cultural whereas mine would be purely for sh!ts and giggles even if I could - and my mates are all dogs too I guess). Coincidentally I missed my mates 50th at the weekend partly due to her melt down - in fairness she didn't not want me to go, in fact she'd been demanding I do go and don't come back LOL But they left it late giving me the details by which time it was getting late (and I had an early start Sunday), she was coming back down to the world of sanity and showing signs of putting out for the first time since forever and I just couldn't be bothered getting out late, possibly setting her off anxiety again, for a brief hour with my mates who had been out drinking for 3hrs by the time I would have got there when they hadn't even confirmed it all with me after a 3wks heads up for a 'maybe' hook up.
 
Had mixed feelings though of pissed off with myself for not going but also knowing that for the sake of my stress levels it was probably the sensible decision and Sunday was a good day. (And yes, she did put out so not all wasted LOL)

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/07 22:49:57 (permalink)
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I don't have an issue about my Mrs not putting out. It's the other way round, but I find that slightly off putting as it's on a plate 24/7. I like the chase and putting a bit of effort in to get some nookie but she's ready any time. Have it a couple of times a week and that seems to be a fair compromise, unless I'm feeling like I did last week.

I'm determined to hold my ground the next few days. I need a bit of time off of her. The jealousy and envy has been really bad for a few months and it's taken it's toll on me. She's been to a councillor, recently and they told her that she'd got to put effort into friends and interests and not always focus on me and her family. But tonight she got home from work, put her pyjamas on, telly on and that was that. It is painful when I make these stands but they need to be made, for her good as much as my sanity.

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/08 00:03:56 (permalink)
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At least our other halves are different in that respect. I've had a year where I can literally count on my hand... and that is intentionally singular not plural. Which is too much chasing

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Re: My Journal 2019/03/08 10:48:31 (permalink)
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Most of the stuff I've read in regards to TRT or cruising is that splitting the dose isn't required, especially when going SubQ. Once a week or even 10 days is enough.
 
That's not from my experience though, my next cruise will be the first time doing SubQ, but I'm going to stick with once a week. Will see what the blood results tell me and go from there.

 
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Re: My Journal 2019/03/08 12:25:28 (permalink)
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IM tends to see people doing lower doses more frequently, SubQ tends to result in less frequecy required and on average slightly less gear relatively speaking IIRC (so instead of 50mg x2pw, 1x 75mg subQ works as well - numbers are random examples not exact)

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