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Re: 2019/01/19 19:00:44 (permalink)
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Thursday, 17 January 2019
 
I was a little nervous about this session as it was the one that injured me last week. I don't think I would have been injured if I had worn my belt on the squats. I wore it for the whole session today and tried to hang in as best I could. I managed to do really well and lifted some decent weight.
 
LOWER 2
Lying Leg Curl
Set 1: 70 kg × 12

Single Leg Extension
Set 1: 45 kg × 14 PB

45 Degree Leg Press 
Set 1: 360 kg × 9
Set 2: 360 kg × 12

Super Squat
Set 1: 310 kg × 9
Set 2: 240 kg × 9

Glute Ham Raise (RP)
Set 1: 8 reps
Set 2: 1 rep

High Single Leg Press
Set 1: 125 kg × 10 PB

Adductor (RP)
Set 1: 85 kg × 20
Set 2: 85 kg × 7
Set 3: 85 kg × 7

Standing Calf Raise (Machine)
Set 1: 190 kg × 20
Set 2: 190 kg × 15
Set 3: 190 kg × 13
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Re: 2019/01/19 19:03:54 (permalink)
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Friday, 18 January 2019
 
This was the hardest session of the week as I felt really unwell but I did ok. Lats still not recovered so I cannot do heavy pulldown. I though my chest was better until I tried pressing heavy at the end of the session. All in all I am a wreck.
 
PULL
Pulldown (Leverage)
Set 1: 100 kg × 10
Set 2: 80 kg × 13

Low Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 160 kg × 8
Set 2: 120 kg × 12

Overhand Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 165 kg × 7
Set 2: 130 kg × 12 

V-Bar Pulldown
Set 1: 64 kg × 9
Set 2: 64 kg × 8

Seated Row (Machine)
Set 1: 69 kg × 10 PB
Set 2: 69 kg × 2
Set 3: 69 kg × 2

Bicep Curl (Machine)
Set 1: 29 kg × 8
Set 2: 20 kg × 13

Rear Delt
Set 1: 39 kg × 18
Set 2: 39 kg × 15

Chest Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 170 kg × 6
Right pec didn't feel right so didn't perform any more.

Incline Cable Flye (MR)
Set 1: 16 kg × 4
Set 2: 16 kg × 4
Set 3: 16 kg × 4
Set 4: 16 kg × 4
Set 5: 16 kg × 4
Set 6: 16 kg × 4
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Re: 2019/01/19 19:16:38 (permalink)
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Saturday, January 19 2019

Once again my weight has dropped back. 3.2lb off, despite having cake and ice cream before bed last night. I did expect a slight drop as I have been on cruise dose for a week. 
 
My waist is down by another 0.5cm which is good but I am not liking the way I look. I feel skinny and smooth and because I am unable to train the way I want to I feel I am not as full.
 
I am not too fussed about it as I plan to eat well this weekend and relax in an attempt to get myself fighting off this flu that is on its way. I am following my diet with added bits and a few bits swapped.
 
In 23 weeks I have now (without planning to) dropped 16.4lb and 11cm from my waist. Which is pretty much where I planned to start my off-season after my show. I haven't decided where I want to go with this now. I definitely don't want to compete but want to look great for my wedding but at the moment my health is reliant on eating enough to recover and keep me going with all the work I do. I think I will look to maintain for another 4-6 weeks which will leave me 8-10 weeks to get leaner. 

Weight - 220.2 (-3.2)
Waist - 82.5 (-0.5)
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Re: 2019/01/19 20:05:25 (permalink)
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Crazy about the voice thing mate. Body sure if a funny thing.
 
Got some good work in though mate despite all the issues.

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Re: 2019/01/22 10:30:45 (permalink)
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Nice to see we have another trance fan in the forum, I thought me and flop were the only ones lol.
 
You get out much? To any clubs/raves?


Yeah mate, 1998-1999 were the best days. Me and Codie actually went to a Gatecrasher event in Sheffield in December which was epic. All of the trance classics with new remixes.

 
Love a classics night, Passion (Emporium @ Coalville) which is near me do one every year although I haven't done a classics night for a while.
 
I tend to stick to the harder side of trance and techno now as EDM and commercialisation of dance music in general has watered it down a bit, but you still get the odd classic track or a remix dropped even at those nights, and there's no better feeling than when a classic gets dropped. I only get out once or twice a year though now, I can't handle it like I used to, takes me a couple of weeks to recover lol.
 
Strange about the smoking. Do you find vaping helps it at all?

 
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Re: 2019/01/26 22:09:19 (permalink)
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I have had a mad busy week this week but training and nutrition have not suffered. I will do a weekly update again as I haven't had chance to update here daily.
 
I have been very busy with my coaching as it seems each week another client starts prep, so my attention is very much prioritised to them at this point. My role at the gym now is to take on all of the marketing, so I have been producing content for that. I have also dropped 2 of my 4 hour shifts on reception because I was just not getting chance to get my work done and it was causing me a lot of stress. Codie now manages all operations which frees me up to be creative.
 
My voice has been up and down this week but not too much of an issue. I am not sure whether this has been due to smoking but I have only had a 20 pack last the whole of the week again. I don't like it though and I almost feel like I am doing the dirty on myself as I had done so well to quit.
 
Training intensity has gone to an all new high with numbers climbing on most things and my body generally screaming at me to stop. I am currently sat here with ice gel on my knees as they are extremely inflamed. I cannot see me being able to train heavy again on Monday.
 
I am two weeks into my cruise and I feel good. I know that my recovery isn't as good but I feel a lot more well this week. I have been trying to sleep without taking any meds this week and as a result haven't slept, so I feel extremely tired today. I have never slept well apart from in prep last year (weirdly). I am reliant on diazepam each night to go to sleep but as I said I tried to go without twice and was awake into the early hours which is sh!te for recovery.
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Re: 2019/01/26 22:14:28 (permalink)
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Monday, 21 January 2019
 
Some good progression made on the narrow leg press with a PB to boot. I am also building my hack squat back up too. I am loving my training at the moment. Training with two guys now and they are both similar strength to me. Never been pushed as hard but it's great. They are both online clients of mine, so I am able to teach them hands on and they can then push me in a similar way. Unfortunately my body is not enjoying it as much as my mind. I am fooked.
 
LOWER 1
Leg Extension (Machine)
Set 1: 100 kg × 10

Seated Leg Curl
Set 1: 95 kg × 10 PB

Narrow Leg Press
Set 1: 400 kg × 7
Set 2: 400 kg × 9 PB

45 Degree Hack Squat
Set 1: 210 kg × 9
Set 2: 160 kg × 12

Sissy Squat
Set 1: 40 kg × 12

Leg Press (Single Leg)
Set 1: 110 kg × 10

Adductor (RP)
Set 1: 135 kg × 9
Set 2: 135 kg × 1
Set 3: 135 kg × 1

Seated Calf Raise
Set 1: 100 kg × 9
Set 2: 100 kg × 8
Set 3: 80 kg × 8
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Re: 2019/01/26 22:17:34 (permalink)
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Tuesday, 22 January 2019
 
After dropping back on reps for hammer strength press last week and feeling my injury tweak on Friday with the seated leverage press, I dropped back on weight for the presses. Pretty poor to be honest BUT I still felt I worked the muscle to failure. Usually when I drop off cycle, I lose pressing strength, so I am not surprised.
 
PUSH
Flat Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 190 kg × 6
Set 2: 150 kg × 9

Shoulder Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 115 kg × 7
Set 2: 80 kg × 10

Skullcrusher (Barbell)
Set 1: 35 kg × 12
Set 2: 35 kg × 9

Pec Flye
Set 1: 54 kg × 16
Set 2: 49 kg × 15

Lateral Raise (Dumbbell) (TD)
Set 1: 10 kg × 23
Set 2: 7.5 kg × 8
Set 3: 5 kg × 6

Lying Cable Lateral Raise (MR)
Set 1: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 2: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 3: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 4: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 5: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 6: 7.5 kg × 3

Rope Pushdown 
Set 1: 29 kg × 12
Set 2: 20 kg × 17

Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 190 kg × 9
Set 2: 160 kg × 10

Staight Arm Pressdown (MR)
Set 1: 39 kg × 4
Set 2: 39 kg × 4
Set 3: 39 kg × 4
Set 4: 39 kg × 4
Set 5: 39 kg × 4
Set 6: 39 kg × 4
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Re: 2019/01/26 22:21:09 (permalink)
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Thursday, 24 January 2019
 
This was an awesome session! Despite having very little sleep as I tried to go without vallies, I was strong. This was the session that injured me just 2 weeks ago and I am building back to the weight that I PB'd on to do me in. The only drawback was my knees. They are extremely inflamed and I am struggling with tendon pain on the super squat. May have to go light next week.
 
LOWER 2
Lying Leg Curl
Set 1: 70 kg × 11

Single Leg Extension
Set 1: 45 kg × 13

45 Degree Leg Press 
Set 1: 390 kg × 11
Set 2: 390 kg × 9

Super Squat
Set 1: 320 kg × 10
Set 2: 250 kg × 10

Glute Ham Raise
Set 1: 9 reps PB
Set 2: 2 reps

High Single Leg Press
Set 1: 120 kg × 14 PB

Adductor (RP)
Set 1: 85 kg × 20
Set 2: 85 kg × 8
Set 3: 85 kg × 7

Standing Calf Raise (Machine)
Set 1: 190 kg × 20
Set 2: 190 kg × 15
Set 3: 190 kg × 15
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Re: 2019/01/26 22:27:06 (permalink)
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Friday, 25 January 2019
 
Another really good session to finish the week off. I was far more energetic this week than I was last week. That could be because it was my first week cruising last week or coming off the pain killers or just being run down but I am in a much better place this week.
 
My lat is still injured, so I am forced to use lighter weight and really dial in form. I am not planning to jump back up in load if it eases off but rather continue as I am and slowly build back up with perfect execution.
 
I did some posing post workout and I was pretty shocked at how lean I am. I would say I am around the same condition that I was 8 weeks out from my qualifier. Still no plans to compete but I am liking the look I have.
 
PULL
Pulldown (Leverage)
Set 1: 110 kg × 11
Set 2: 100 kg × 10

Low Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 165 kg × 7
Set 2: 130 kg × 10

Overhand Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 165 kg × 8
Set 2: 135 kg × 10

V-Bar Pulldown
Set 1: 69 kg × 8
Set 2: 64 kg × 8

Seated Row (Machine) (RP)
Set 1: 59 kg × 12
Set 2: 59 kg × 4
Set 3: 59 kg × 2

Bicep Curl (Machine)
Set 1: 29 kg × 9
Set 2: 20 kg × 13

Rear Delt
Set 1: 39 kg × 19
Set 2: 39 kg × 15

Chest Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 180 kg × 6
Set 2: 130 kg × 11

Incline Cable Flye (RP)
Set 1: 16 kg × 4
Set 2: 16 kg × 4
Set 3: 16 kg × 4
Set 4: 16 kg × 4
Set 5: 16 kg × 4
Set 6: 16 kg × 4
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Re: 2019/01/26 22:39:16 (permalink)
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Saturday, January 26 2019

Just over a pound lost this week with no significant change to my waist although I can see the condition in my obliques is better. 
 
I will do some progress pics or a video next week but it won't be as good as what I am seeing in the mirror but it will give you an idea of what I am working towards. 
 
I already decided this week that I was going to have a cheat on both Saturday and Sunday night. I didn't follow my diet to the letter today as I had no appetite but I kept it carb free until my cheat and ate the same foods. I didn't really fancy anything for a cheat, so just got a few bags of crisps, an oven pizza and a little chocolate to last me the weekend. I will see if there is something I fancy for my evening meal tomorrow and maybe finish with some ice cream.
 
My body temperature has gone through the roof and I have literally felt minging all night. I have logged all of my food and had around 4,500 calories which is 1,000 more than my current training day.
 
My plan moving forwards is to keep my diet the same in terms of calories but remove one of the meals from non-training and increase the volume of the remaining 5 as I have little appetite to eat every 3 hours. I fly out to Mexico 3 months from today and get married 4 days later. I will stay on my current intake of food Mon-Fri for the next 4-5 weeks and use my weekend cheat to create a smaller deficit. I am enjoying the flexibility this approach is giving me. I have never been able to eat what I want and look this lean. 
 
I anticipate that I will continue to lean out even without reducing calories but I am only looking to tighten up a little more and I do not want to fall into a big deficit as it will make me ill. This will leave me with 8 or so weeks (4 on blast) to get nice and lean for my wedding and stag do. My next blast will start around 2 months from now, giving me a month on before going away. Should be sick!!

Weight - 219 (-1.2)
Waist - 82.5 (0)
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Re: 2019/01/29 19:25:01 (permalink)
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Yes, definitely do some pics/videos mate. Think your waist is smaller than mine and you have 30lbs on me!

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Re: 2019/01/29 22:36:18 (permalink)
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Yes, definitely do some pics/videos mate. Think your waist is smaller than mine and you have 30lbs on me!


I am a lot fatter than you everywhere mate. I have never had the condition you have in your back on show day.
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Re: 2019/01/30 19:48:41 (permalink)
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I am a lot fatter than you everywhere mate. I have never had the condition you have in your back on show day.



Duly scolded! Be good to see some vids tho mate. What's your target weight for wedding then?

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Re: 2019/01/31 22:56:04 (permalink)
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Duly scolded! Be good to see some vids tho mate. What's your target weight for wedding then?


As you know mate I am not really concerned with weight over how I look. Looking back over last years prep pictures, I would say my condition is similar to when I was 8 weeks out but I wasn't as lean as I should have been on stage. I am also not planning on getting that lean, so I would imagine I will drop another 10lb although that would put me under show day weight. I'd like to think I haven't lost muscle but my strength never reached its peak this year and I am cruising now until late March.
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Re: 2019/01/31 23:06:12 (permalink)
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Monday, 28 January 2019
 
I had to train in the evening today which was a pain as the gym was rammed. We had a really good session though and I hit some PT's. I have started using knee wraps as well as knee sleeves and it has made a massive difference.
 
LOWER 1
Leg Extension (Machine)
Set 1: 100 kg × 12

Seated Leg Curl
Set 1: 95 kg × 10

Narrow Leg Press
Set 1: 400 kg × 10 PB
Set 2: 400 kg × 10

45 Degree Hack Squat
Set 1: 240 kg × 7 PB
Set 2: 170 kg × 10

Sissy Squat
Set 1: 50 kg × 12 PB

Leg Press (Single Leg)
Set 1: 110 kg × 12 PB

Adductor (RP)
Set 1: 135 kg × 10
Set 2: 135 kg × 4
Set 3: 135 kg × 2

Seated Calf Raise
Set 1: 100 kg × 10
Set 2: 100 kg × 8
Set 3: 80 kg × 8
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Re: 2019/01/31 23:09:28 (permalink)
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019
 
I didn't have a good day today. Just woke up feeling really down and preoccupied. It affected my training in that I didn't enjoy it the same but it was still good. 
 
I didn't hit any PB's but I managed to progress on last weeks session which was really disappointing.
 
PUSH
Flat Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 200 kg × 6
Set 2: 150 kg × 10

Shoulder Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 120 kg × 8
Set 2: 90 kg × 11

Skullcrusher (Barbell)
Set 1: 50 kg × 8
Set 2: 40 kg × 11

Pec Flye
Set 1: 54 kg × 17
Set 2: 49 kg × 16

Lateral Raise (Dumbbell) (TD)
Set 1: 10 kg × 25
Set 2: 7.5 kg × 11
Set 3: 5 kg × 13

Lying Cable Lateral Raise (MR)
Set 1: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 2: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 3: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 4: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 5: 7.5 kg × 4
Set 6: 7.5 kg × 4

Rope Pushdown 
Set 1: 29 kg × 16
Set 2: 24 kg × 16

Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 200 kg × 7
Set 2: 160 kg × 12

Staight Arm Pressdown (MR)
Set 1: 39 kg × 4
Set 2: 39 kg × 4
Set 3: 39 kg × 4
Set 4: 39 kg × 4
Set 5: 39 kg × 4
Set 6: 39 kg × 4
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Re: 2019/01/31 23:14:33 (permalink)
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Thursday, 31 January 2019
 
Yesterday I was really rough. I felt completely drained, so I went home from work early and had a re-feed and slept for 11 hours. I have been struggling with my sleep a lot and my diet is close to being a deficit or at least it is based on my weight loss, so I am hammering myself. 
 
I have decided that I will start having a cheat meal on Wednesday night and either Saturday or Sunday night rather than going all week and then having two in quick succession. 
 
I woke up today and felt great! Training was awesome and my mood was awesome.
 
LOWER 2
Lying Leg Curl
Set 1: 70 kg × 13

Single Leg Extension
Set 1: 45 kg × 13

45 Degree Leg Press 
Set 1: 450 kg × 10 PB
Set 2: 450 kg × 9

Super Squat
Set 1: 330 kg × 9 PB
Set 2: 260 kg × 11

Glute Ham Raise (RP)
Set 1: 6 reps
Set 2: 2 reps

High Single Leg Press
Set 1: 125 kg × 10

Adductor (RP)
Set 1: 90 kg × 20
Set 2: 90 kg × 6
Set 3: 90 kg × 4

Standing Calf Raise (Machine)
Set 1: 190 kg × 20
Set 2: 190 kg × 20
Set 3: 190 kg × 17
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Re: 2019/02/02 00:17:00 (permalink)
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Friday, 1 February 2019
 
I had a really good session today. No new PB's but a good consistent session with no stalling.
 
I did some posing afterwards and was not happy at all but considering the extra food I have had this week it was expected. 
 
One thing that has spurred me on though is that I have a picture on my phone from my check in with JP this day one year ago. Considering how strict my off season was, the fact I was already 3 weeks into prep and how much more balance I have with lifestyle now, I think I have done a pretty good job. I am 9lb heavier in the pic from last year too.
 

 
PULL
Pulldown (Leverage)
Set 1: 120 kg × 10
Set 2: 100 kg × 11

Low Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 170 kg × 6
Set 2: 130 kg × 10

Overhand Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 170 kg × 7
Set 2: 140 kg × 10

V-Bar Pulldown
Set 1: 69 kg × 10
Set 2: 64 kg × 11

Seated Row (Machine) (RP)
Set 1: 59 kg × 13
Set 2: 59 kg × 6
Set 3: 59 kg × 3

Bicep Curl (Machine)
Set 1: 29 kg × 10
Set 2: 20 kg × 13

Rear Delt
Set 1: 39 kg × 20
Set 2: 39 kg × 16

Chest Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 180 kg × 5
Set 2: 135 kg × 10

Incline Cable Flye (MR)
Set 1: 20 kg × 4
Set 2: 20 kg × 4
Set 3: 20 kg × 4
Set 4: 20 kg × 4
Set 5: 20 kg × 3
Set 6: 20 kg × 2
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