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Re: 2019/02/02 15:24:26 (permalink)
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You look so much bigger in the recent pic, but you're 10lbs lighter aren't you?! How many weeks out were you in the left pic?

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Re: 2019/02/02 20:32:50 (permalink)
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You look so much bigger in the recent pic, but you're 10lbs lighter aren't you?! How many weeks out were you in the left pic?



I weighed myself this morning and I am up 2lb on last week, so around 6lb lighter than the pic 1 year ago. I was 13 weeks out from my qualifier in that pic. 
 
I am currently only on a cruise too and was full on cycle then, so I anticipate I will make some great changes in the next 12 weeks.
post edited by Tuffy - 2019/02/02 20:34:14
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Re: 2019/02/03 18:41:26 (permalink)
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Saturday, February 2 2019

I was pretty certain that I would gain weight this week as I had the midweek re-feed and could tell I was softer and fuller. I am glad that my waist remained the same and if I really wanted to squeeze, I could have probably measured it smaller.
 
The last few weeks have seen me feeling pretty sh!tty by Wed / Thu, so I am going to change my plan from a Sat & Sun cheat to a Wed night and Sat / Sun night cheat. This week I will have my cheat tomorrow night as this makes more sense to me as I will be training on Monday morning.
 
There will still be no changes to the plan as I am happy with how things are going. I think I can hold my calories where they are for another 3 weeks and then start to reduce them. My strength is climbing, I am getting leaner and only cruising with test, so if I can continue without reducing food that will be ideal. Unfortunately I will need to start lowering calories before my next blast but I should be able to maintain my muscle.

Weight - 221 (+2)
Waist - 82.5 (0)
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Re: 2019/02/05 13:10:00 (permalink)
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Looking good mate.
 
What brand Test do you use? Is it a blend?

 
1RM's @ BW 90kg:
Squat - 170kg / Bench - 120kg / Deadlift - 210kg / Strict OHP - 85kg
 
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Re: 2019/02/06 22:27:48 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby H0M3R_j4y 2019/02/08 12:18:59
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Looking good mate.
 
What brand Test do you use? Is it a blend?


I use Sustanon, always preferred it over other single esters.
 
Lab is Med Tech Solutions. I have pretty much run all of their range at some point apart from Trestolone which I am interested in trying.
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Re: 2019/02/08 12:21:00 (permalink)
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My first dabble with gear was Enanthate and I didn't feel much from it tbh, although I'm currently cruising with a test blend (T400) and I am feeling better from it already.

 
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Squat - 170kg / Bench - 120kg / Deadlift - 210kg / Strict OHP - 85kg
 
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Re: 2019/02/08 20:24:52 (permalink)
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Monday, 4 February 2019
 
I should have seen this coming as the warning signs were there but my knees have decided enough is enough. I managed to hit a PB on the narrow leg press but I could not squat afterwards and ended up dropping the load right back and increasing the reps. It is likely this will be the case for a while now until the inflammation in my knees goes down.
 
Recovery is always notably poor for me during a cruise, especially at the intensity I train at but this is more down to my arthritis and the gear in the world wouldn't help. One thing I will note though is that I ran out of CBD oil some weeks ago, so I think that is a big help to have it.
 
LOWER 1
Leg Extension (Machine)
Set 1: 100 kg × 13

Seated Leg Curl
Set 1: 95 kg × 11 PB

Narrow Leg Press
Set 1: 420 kg × 8 PB
Set 2: 400 kg × 12

45 Degree Hack Squat
Set 1: 100 kg × 10 / 50 kg × 8 (drop set)
Set 2: 50 kg × 22

Sissy Squat
Set 1: 50 kg × 10

Leg Press (Single Leg)
Set 1: 50 kg × 15

Adductor (RP)
Set 1: 135 kg × 11 PB
Set 2: 135 kg × 9
Set 3: 135 kg × 2

Seated Calf Raise
Set 1: 105 kg × 8
Set 2: 100 kg × 8
Set 3: 95 kg × 8 
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Re: 2019/02/08 20:25:21 (permalink)
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Tuesday, 5 February 2019
 
I was quite pleased with my session based on last week but I am way down on strength and the session really took it out of me too. 
 
I am really starting to feel run down and my sleep is as bad as ever, so I am in much need of a rest. I am half tempted to take the week off training next week or at least do some light work to recover a little. It is a long time until I start my blast and I want to be going into that all guns blazing.
 
PUSH
Flat Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 200 kg × 7
Set 2: 150 kg × 11

Shoulder Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 130 kg × 6
Set 2: 90 kg × 12

Skullcrusher (Barbell)
Set 1: 55 kg × 7
Set 2: 40 kg × 13

Pec Flye
Set 1: 54 kg × 19
Set 2: 54 kg × 16

Lateral Raise (Dumbbell) (TD)
Set 1: 10 kg × 22
Set 2: 7.5 kg × 10
Set 3: 5 kg × 11

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 × 19
Set 2: 29 kg × 16

Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 200 kg × 8 PB
Set 2: 165 kg × 11

Staight Arm Pressdown (MR)
Set 1: 44 kg × 4
Set 2: 44 kg × 4
Set 3: 44 kg × 4
Set 4: 44 kg × 4
Set 5: 44 kg × 4
Set 6: 44 kg × 4
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Re: 2019/02/08 20:42:17 (permalink)
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Thursday, 7 February 2019
 
Unfortunately I haven't missed half my workout off, that was it, knees are done. 
 
At this moment in time I have no alternative than to skip leg day.
 
LOWER 2
Lying Leg Curl
Set 1: 75 kg × 14

45 Degree Leg Press (RP)
Set 1: 50 kg × 33
Set 2: 50 kg × 15
Set 3: 50 kg × 16
Set 4: 50 kg × 15
Set 5: 50 kg × 13
Set 6: 50 kg × 13

V-Squat
Set 1: 40 kg × 15
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Re: 2019/02/08 20:47:44 (permalink)
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Friday, 8 February 2019
 
Another sub par session because in all honesty I am fcuked. I am constantly drained, which makes me down and the last thing I can contemplate is lifting heavy weights. I was also in a major rush today, so rushed and cut the session short.
 
I will have a think over weekend about what is best to do:
 
  1. Have a complete week off (will probably make me depressed and will mean lower cals which will fcuk me uo)
  2. Do push, pull, rest, push, pull (allows me to follow my usual diet but not great for CNS recovery)
  3. Do upper on Tuesday & Friday (allows good recovery and still allows me to train)
 
PULL
Pulldown (Leverage)
Set 1: 100 kg × 10
Set 2: 10 kg × 12

Low Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 130 kg × 10
Set 2: 100 kg × 12

Overhand Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 130 kg × 10
Set 2: 100 kg × 10

V-Bar Pulldown
Set 1: 74 kg × 10
Set 2: 9 kg × 10

Seated Row (Machine) (RP)
Set 1: 59 kg × 12
Set 2: 59 kg × 8
Set 3: 59 kg × 5

Camber Curl (single arm)
Set 1: 8 kg × 12
Set 2: 4 kg × 12

Rear Delt
Set 1: 44 kg × 15
Set 2: 44 kg × 15
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Re: 2019/02/11 19:39:24 (permalink)
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Probably late but why not option 2 just with less volume ie. drop the second set? That would help CNS recovery.
 
Saw your comparison pic a page back still looking in great shape mate!

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Re: 2019/02/11 22:53:11 (permalink)
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Probably late but why not option 2 just with less volume ie. drop the second set? That would help CNS recovery.
 
Saw your comparison pic a page back still looking in great shape mate!


Cheers mate, I am fairly pleased with my progress over the last 6 months. Feels weird not to be getting heavier during the offseason but I like where I am at now and I have learnt a lot in the process.
 
 
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Re: 2019/02/11 23:04:02 (permalink)
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Monday, 11 February 2019
 
I didn't bother doing my check in this weekend as I knew it would be skewed by my diet being off.
 
I decided to do just 2 upper sessions this week on Tuesday and Friday. My knees are so bad that I do not want any load at all on them.
 
Over the weekend I stuck to my non-training diet and again today which is the first time I have gone 3 days without carbs in a long time. I feel very flat which almost makes me appear to have lost condition but I think a nice little pump session and carbs tomorrow will bring about some good changes.
 
I have cancelled my weekly sports massage as I have been feeling like utter sh!t afterwards over the past few weeks, so I want to eliminate it from the equation. The mid week rest day isn't much rest when my muscles are being destroyed by a deep tissue massage.
 
I am sleeping much better now I am using Supplement Needs Sleep Stack. I am still reliant on diazepam to get to sleep but the stack ensures I get quality sleep. It has been a week now and I feel notably better and I have eaten very few calories over the last 72 hours.
 
I considered having a cheat tonight but didn't feel the need. I am feeling better than I have done in a long while.
 
I have also been doing a lot of thinking about the frequency of my de-loads. Whilst in the past I have enjoyed pushing as hard as I can for as long as I can and then implementing a de-load when I feel I need it, I am going to set them at regular intervals regardless of how I am feeling or performing. I have decided that I will have a de-load every 6 weeks, so 6 weeks of progression followed by 1 week to de-load and aid recovery.
 
I am going to structure a de-load program that will be performed each time with no view to progress load or reps. Light weigh, high reps and nowhere near failure. The next time I de-load I will refer back to the previous one and match it. This in theory will mean that each time I de-load I am essentially giving my body a greater rest as I will be stronger each time.
 
I will implement free weight work over machines to bring into play the stabilisation muscles that get neglected by my current training style. It will also make for a nice change.
 
We will see how this goes.
 
Tomorrow I plan to do a full posing session post workout, so I will upload it to youtube and post in here.
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Re: 2019/02/16 16:10:44 (permalink)
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Saturday, February 16 2019

I have been absolutely bang on with diet this week! Despite only training twice, so therefore having carbs on just Tuesday and Friday since last Friday morning I have felt fine. 
 
Work has been manic and stressful at times but just with the amount to do and not so much in a negative way.
 
Not surprisingly my weight has dropped significantly but my waist has also done the same.
 
I have now lost 23lb and 13cm from my waist. I weigh just 1.6lb more than when I won my qualifier and my waist is 1cm bigger. I plan on keeping cheat meals in and the daily diet the same for the next 2 weeks but things have definitely superseded what I expected.
 
I will have 8 weeks to diet for my wedding and then stabilise at that weight before looking to gain some lean tissue in a slow, controlled and patient way. What I have realised from this process is that I can eat far less and progress than I thought and being too fat in the offseason has always been my downfall.
 
I want to win the British finals next time I compete and I want that to be before I am 40 and move onto masters. I would like to think I can compete next year but for now we will see how I can gain.
 
Knees are bad and I will not be going heavy with legs at all before I get married, so I will be reducing the load until my knees don't feel it and improving execution to keep the intensity high.

Weight - 213.6 (-5.4)
Waist - 80.5 (-2)
 
The left side is the end of prep with JP and the right I took this week.
 
 
 

 

post edited by Tuffy - 2019/02/16 16:25:41
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Re: 2019/02/20 16:58:41 (permalink)
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Massive difference on back in particular mate! Nice work!
 
Thought you said you wouldn't be competing any time soon? As you now better than most it takes a lot out of you and you've commented yourself how busy you are. Just thinking out loud mate.

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Re: 2019/02/20 18:18:42 (permalink)
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Massive difference on back in particular mate! Nice work!
 
Thought you said you wouldn't be competing any time soon? As you now better than most it takes a lot out of you and you've commented yourself how busy you are. Just thinking out loud mate.


Cheers bud. I surprised myself with my back progress.
 
Not competing this year 100% and maybe not next year but I would like to hit class 2 again before I am 40 years old. I want to be competitive in the finals though and to do that I need more size and much better condition than last time.
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Re: 2019/02/20 18:48:14 (permalink)
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Fair enough. Anything in particular you attribute the back progress to? I'd love to have a nice thick back.

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Re: 2019/02/23 21:52:07 (permalink)
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Brett
Fair enough. Anything in particular you attribute the back progress to? I'd love to have a nice thick back.


I would say in this order:
 
1. Execution
2. TUT
3. Exercise selection
4. Loading heavy
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Re: 2019/02/23 22:19:02 (permalink)
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Monday, 18 February 2019
 
My knees are so bad at the moment I am forced to rotate certain exercises and reduce the loading massively. I am increasing the time under tension though with a 5 second eccentric phase of the movement. This is creating a decent enough stimulus in the muscle without compromising my joints. It isn't exciting but needs must.
 
LOWER 1
Leg Extension (Machine)
Set 1: 50 kg × 13

Seated Leg Curl
Set 1: 85 kg × 13

45 Degree Leg Press 
Set 1: 250 kg × 11
Set 2: 250 kg × 8

45 Degree Hack Squat
Set 1: 100 kg × 10
Set 2: 50 kg × 14

Sissy Squat
Set 1: 50 kg × 8

Leg Press (Single Leg)
Set 1: 100 kg × 10

Adductor (RP)
Set 1: 140 kg × 10 PB
Set 2: 140 kg × 1
Set 3: 140 kg × 1

Seated Calf Raise
Set 1: 110 kg × 8
Set 2: 105 kg × 8
Set 3: 100 kg × 8
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Re: 2019/02/23 22:31:53 (permalink)
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019
 
Strength is down on my push exercises too but I am not surprised by this given the fact I have dropped so much weight lately. I am bang in the middle of my cruise too.
 
My priority at the moment is to improve execution and increase TUT whilst staying injury free.
 
PUSH
Flat Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 180 kg × 6
Set 2: 140 kg × 10

Shoulder Press (Leverage)
Set 1: 120 kg × 7
Set 2: 90 kg × 9

Skullcrusher (Barbell)
Set 1: 50 kg × 7
Set 2: 40 kg × 10

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

Lateral Raise (Dumbbell) (TD)
Set 1: 10 kg × 24
Set 2: 7.5 kg × 10
Set 3: 5 kg × 10

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: 34 kg × 15
Set 2: 29 kg × 12

Seated Row (Leverage)
Set 1: 205 kg × 5 PB
Set 2: 170 kg × 8

Staight Arm Pressdown (MR)
Set 1: 49 kg × 4
Set 2: 49 kg × 4
Set 3: 49 kg × 4
Set 4: 49 kg × 4
Set 5: 49 kg × 3
Set 6: 49 kg × 2
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