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Balrog0
05/05/21 10:01:15 AM
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Yeah I guess we'll see, this board has kinda sucked lately but there are a few bright spots.

Bench day!

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Balrog0
05/05/21 7:18:33 PM
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Nice. I had a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich with extra egg whites and a protein shake so far. About to have a banana

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Balrog0
05/06/21 10:56:43 AM
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Had steak and eggs plus a banana for breakfast. Deadlifts today!

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Balrog0
05/06/21 12:02:45 PM
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Got 280 for 8, weighing about 181

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Jiek_Fafn
05/06/21 3:07:01 PM
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Just finished the most bipolar workout of my life. Got my 2nd dose of vaccine yesterday which made me exhausted today and my arm hurt. So I decided to take pre workout. I havent had any pre-workout for like 2 weeks now so I was both brimming with energy and tired af at the same time.

My face was tingling. My body had the strength but my lifts were all sloppy. Thursday is usually my high reps day where I focus on controlled deliberate movements. Instead it was like my high weight days where I definitely cheat some reps at the end with my shitty form. Only my shitty form was the entire workout. Probably best to have this happen with weight where I'm less likely to injure myself.

Also, I was unable to properly do anything that engaged my front/side delts much. Those are being pushed to tomorrow. Like I could have forced my way through them but why. I'll just give them a proper beating tomorrow when they feel better. Plus it's like 3 exercises. It'll only take 15 minutes.

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Balrog0
05/07/21 11:17:04 AM
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Yeah I'm having a rough time of it lately too, stay strong there brother.

Luckily today is a rest day. I'm fried

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MaddenDude--
05/08/21 6:49:45 AM
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I haven't worked out since maybe the end of December / early january. My life has been so insanely busy with work and a kid. I've also been eating like shit. I look and feel like mush.

Today is the day I get back into it. Woke up early, sipping coffee as we speak.

I don't even know where to start. Maybe 1/2 mile warmup jog then start PPL.

Gonna clean up the diet too. No more desserts, soda, or fried foods.

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AteIierRyza3462
05/08/21 7:15:20 AM
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Cant wait to start swimming again

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MaddenDude--
05/08/21 8:49:44 AM
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Treadmill: 1 mile, 7 speed, 2 incline
Weights: Pull - deadlift, rows, chest supported rows, curls
I did all light weight just to get back into the motions.

feels good.

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Jiek_Fafn
05/08/21 9:27:53 AM
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Week I'm review:
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Uh, we'll pretend I did a deload week here. 2nd dose took alot out of me. Normal life stuff was fine. Fitness life was pathetic but I at least went through the motions. Diet was terrible. Up like 2 lbs. I figured trying to eat at a caloric deficit was not going to turn out well when I was already groggy. I maybe pigged out more than I should have.

On the positive side, my energy is increasing so I should be back to normal for next week.

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Balrog0
05/09/21 8:46:18 AM
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I get my second shot this Friday. Not looking forward to it.

Did ohp yesterday, felt pretty strong. I've had to cut down on my volume for most things since I'm cutting now though

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Frostmourne
05/09/21 8:51:28 AM
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Pulled off two wide pull ups last night.
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MaddenDude--
05/09/21 8:58:46 AM
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Day 2:
Treadmill: 1 mile, 2 incline, 7 speed
Lifts: Chest and tris

Tomorrow I'll probably take a break
Tuesday run and legs.
Then go straight W-Th-F, PPL, since I'm busy all weekend traveling and wont get to work out til monday again.

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Njolk
05/09/21 2:50:16 PM
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Went for a 6 mile run today, felt great, ran well.

Got home and my ankle is swollen up. Zero pain, just twice the size of usual... Damn
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Metal_Bug
05/10/21 4:07:59 AM
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One week back in the gym, after being inconsistent as hell for a few years


One month later (about an hour ago)

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Metal_Bug
05/10/21 4:39:42 AM
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My arms only barely look bigger in that 2nd pic, but I'm MUCH stronger now. Here were my compound lifts when the first photo was taken:

Squats - 155 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Standing shoulder press - 85 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Bench - 135 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Deadlift - 225 lbs for 1 set of 5

And when the 2nd photo was taken:
Squats - 210 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Standing shoulder press - 105 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Bench - 205 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Deadlift - 290 lbs for 1 set of 5 ( form was sloppy)
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pojr
05/10/21 8:12:15 AM
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Can I ask an idiot question here?

So I've been doing P90X for about a week and a half now. When I finish a workout, sometimes I feel like I didn't put it as much effort and as I should have.

However what I'm in the middle of the workout, I feel like I'm giving it my all. And when I say all, I mean like 90% because I do want to save my energy to be able to complete the rest of the workout. P90X is an hour long (sometimes an hour and a half) workout so I don't want to die early and not be able to complete it.

Maybe I'm just making excuses. What you guys think? You guys have the same thoughts when you work out?
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Metal_Bug
05/10/21 8:24:44 AM
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pojr posted...
Can I ask an idiot question here?

So I've been doing P90X for about a week and a half now. When I finish a workout, sometimes I feel like I didn't put it as much effort and as I should have.

However what I'm in the middle of the workout, I feel like I'm giving it my all. And when I say all, I mean like 90% because I do want to save my energy to be able to complete the rest of the workout. P90X is an hour long (sometimes an hour and a half) workout so I don't want to die early and not be able to complete it.

Maybe I'm just making excuses. What you guys think? You guys have the same thoughts when you work out?
Working out is easier than people who over-romanticize it pretend it is. People act like it's this big thing that is supposed to drain all of your energy when you're done, and make you physically useless for three days after. Nah. If you feel like you're working hard during the session, then most likely you are. Immediately after you're done is when you begin recovering, so feeling like you have SOME energy still shouldn't be a terrible thing.
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Jiek_Fafn
05/10/21 9:40:23 AM
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pojr posted...
Can I ask an idiot question here?

So I've been doing P90X for about a week and a half now. When I finish a workout, sometimes I feel like I didn't put it as much effort and as I should have.

However what I'm in the middle of the workout, I feel like I'm giving it my all. And when I say all, I mean like 90% because I do want to save my energy to be able to complete the rest of the workout. P90X is an hour long (sometimes an hour and a half) workout so I don't want to die early and not be able to complete it.

Maybe I'm just making excuses. What you guys think? You guys have the same thoughts when you work out?
P90x is designed to burn a bunch of calories and give you some newb strength gains. With that, you kind of get out of it what you put in. So you're burning fewer calories if you're not going all in.

Honestly, that's not a terrible thing here though as long as you're giving it a reasonable amount of effort. Provided you're able to recover in between workouts properly and don't run yourself too ragged to the point it negatively effects your training, you'd probably lose a couple more pounds if you went all out. For a lot of people pushing themselves too hard makes them quit though. So do something sustainable over breaking your spirit.

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MaddenDude--
05/10/21 11:27:43 AM
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Haven't worked out in 4 months... Did 2 days in a row and now my whole body is sore af. Feels good tho

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Balrog0
05/10/21 11:36:19 AM
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It's a rest day for me today. Yesterday I tried out a variation of "5/3/1" called "8/5/3" basically exactly what it sounds like, slightly more volume but slightly lower weight for my squats. My squat rack max is 300 and I've exceeded the on the regular 5/3/1 so I think this is a good temporary solution until we move and I can get a new one.

I might need to lower the weight even more. I couldn't get my top set, 250, for 8. I've even done 250 for 8 before but never after having done two sets of 8 prior. Even though the weight is lower, it's a huge difference.

I couldn't finish my top set, my assistance squats or my accessory work. And my legs still feel destroyed.

I think I may do 8/5/3 for everything next time I'm bulking

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Balrog0
05/10/21 11:37:28 AM
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Metal_Bug posted...
My arms only barely look bigger in that 2nd pic, but I'm MUCH stronger now. Here were my compound lifts when the first photo was taken:

Squats - 155 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Standing shoulder press - 85 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Bench - 135 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Deadlift - 225 lbs for 1 set of 5

And when the 2nd photo was taken:
Squats - 210 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Standing shoulder press - 105 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Bench - 205 lbs for 3 sets of 5
Deadlift - 290 lbs for 1 set of 5 ( form was sloppy)

That's a tremendous amount of progress for 1 month, nicely done man

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Metallic Slug13
05/10/21 8:56:14 PM
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Jogged 14 minutes without stopping yesterday and was unreasonably happy with myself. Gonna try for 15 minutes today

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BreezyExcursion
05/11/21 10:17:34 AM
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started doing group track workouts once a week

last week we were doing 400 repeats at 4:44 mile pace

feeling p motivated

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Balrog0
05/11/21 10:20:44 AM
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Im feeling like shit. Works been real stressful lately. Still been doing my workouts but I haven't been as focused

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Jiek_Fafn
05/11/21 12:34:27 PM
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Balrog0 posted...
Im feeling like shit. Works been real stressful lately. Still been doing my workouts but I haven't been as focused
I feel ya man. That's generally half of my year. This one in particular. I miss quarantine and being laid off so much.

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Balrog0
05/12/21 7:22:02 AM
#482:


Thanks brother! That sucks though, I couldn't be like this half the year lol.

Today is bench day

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Jiek_Fafn
05/12/21 5:50:38 PM
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I've decided to split my routine into a fairly standard push/pull instead of my previous all encompassing workouts. While it's now 6 days a week, it's a little less intimidating to invest like 45 minutes a day instead of 1.5 hours. Im on day 2 and so far and my energy levels have been better through the workout instead of dragging partway in. We'll see how this goes but I definitely at least needed some change of pace mentally.

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Balrog0
05/12/21 10:22:59 PM
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I could never do 6x a week bro, that's impressive.

Benched 182.5x5 today, not bad considering I was about 180-181 this morning

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Balrog0
05/13/21 11:21:01 AM
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Deadlift today but I'm busy af at work at that's gonna have to be later

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Balrog0
05/13/21 6:32:52 PM
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Barely ate today at all. Really frustrated with how the pace at work has been.

Might have to put off DLs until tomorrow

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DaddyPipeLayer
05/13/21 6:49:35 PM
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I'd been out of the gym for about two weeks. My dad passed and things have just been a mess. I fell behind on my training block so I kinda had to repeat some things. I didn't lose too much progress though.

I still managed to hit the same numbers I did the first week of this block -

147.5 x 4 - squats
112.5 x 4 - bench
187.5 x 4 - deadlift

Bunch of accessory work afterwards

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scorpion41
05/13/21 6:57:14 PM
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Squat 455 for 2 last nightheaviest Ive gone since spraining my LCL last August. DL is up to 500+. OHP is around 275probably 315 seated. Bench is around 440.

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DaddyPipeLayer
05/13/21 8:48:41 PM
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DaddyPipeLayer posted...
I'd been out of the gym for about two weeks. My dad passed and things have just been a mess. I fell behind on my training block so I kinda had to repeat some things. I didn't lose too much progress though.

I still managed to hit the same numbers I did the first week of this block -

147.5 x 4 - squats
112.5 x 4 - bench
187.5 x 4 - deadlift

Bunch of accessory work afterwards
Are we doing pounds or kilos because these are in kilos

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Balrog0
05/14/21 11:33:33 AM
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DaddyPipeLayer posted...
Are we doing pounds or kilos because these are in kilos

I'm doing lbs but there are no rules here

CHM_Punk posted...
Just got my second shot. I hope I will be well enough to be able to hit the weights by Monday and Tuesday.

I'm getting mine this afternoon. Gotta do my deadlifts pretty quick here or I'll be all off

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Balrog0
05/14/21 12:10:39 PM
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Forced myself to just do the damn thing. Decent workout. Got 295x5 for my top set weighing about 179

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Balrog0
05/15/21 8:56:19 AM
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CHM_Punk posted...
The second shot was really kicking my ass last night. I went from being cold, to hot, to having to get out of bed to cool myself down. I also had some headache and felt like vomiting a number of times.I hope the worst is over.

Fuck bro don't tell me this. I'm a few hours behind you

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Dathrowed1
05/15/21 9:06:52 AM
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My second shot i had chills not the night of, but the night after.

I still hit the weights

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masticatingman
05/15/21 9:31:10 AM
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Im finally getting my diet right. Eating steamed vegetables and meat without carbs. Sodium-less oatmeal and unsweetened applesauce. Still got a long way to go.

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JustMyOpinion
05/15/21 10:26:22 AM
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Been eating like crap the past week. Feels bad man.

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JustMyOpinion
05/15/21 10:28:30 AM
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And about to do the same thing today. Going on a weekend getaway.

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Flockaveli
05/15/21 10:28:46 AM
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Close it.

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