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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #675 on: July 21, 2015, 01:58:05 PM »
Oh, and official BW at the Drs office this morning was 206. Was 224 back in April at the Drs. 18lbs off and looking for another 12 to go.

Sweet.  Good job man.

Thanks man!
Damn belly fat sure is stubborn!
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #676 on: July 21, 2015, 02:02:07 PM »
Tuesday July 21, 2015

Back and bi's

BB rows
BBx10
95x10
115x10,10,10,10,10

Lat pulldown wide grip
100x10
120x10
140x8,8,8,8,7

Machine rows
160x5,5,5,5

Straight arm pressdown
50x8,10,10

Standing BB curl
60x10,10,10

Standing DB curl - alternating
20x10
25x10
30x8
dropped to
15x11

In and out today. No fuss, no muss.
Solid day even though I didn't really sleep all that well last night. I think a couple Tylenol PM's are in my future tonight.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #677 on: July 21, 2015, 10:24:16 PM »
From here on out, each 5lbs down I'm going to evaluate how I look and feel. Being honest with myself, I figure to get to the state of leanness I am looking for would require at least another 15lbs (or more!) off my current BW. Not sure I really want to go all the way down around 185 (or even lower). But, that's why I will evaluate after every 5lbs lost. 

I do not recommend this.
Set a goal and stick to it, right or wrong, and pursue it until the end.

As you get leaner your mind will play tricks on you and fuck you up, lead you to depression and possibly some anxiety. This is not a good time to make decisions as your perceptions are warped.
Obviously this leads to a slippery slope of quitting before goals are met.
Imo, don't open yourself up to this, just keep going and evaluate from there.
If 185 makes you feel uncomfortable shoot for 190.

just my $.02

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #678 on: July 22, 2015, 07:40:09 AM »
From here on out, each 5lbs down I'm going to evaluate how I look and feel. Being honest with myself, I figure to get to the state of leanness I am looking for would require at least another 15lbs (or more!) off my current BW. Not sure I really want to go all the way down around 185 (or even lower). But, that's why I will evaluate after every 5lbs lost. 

I do not recommend this.
Set a goal and stick to it, right or wrong, and pursue it until the end.

As you get leaner your mind will play tricks on you and fuck you up, lead you to depression and possibly some anxiety. This is not a good time to make decisions as your perceptions are warped.
Obviously this leads to a slippery slope of quitting before goals are met.
Imo, don't open yourself up to this, just keep going and evaluate from there.
If 185 makes you feel uncomfortable shoot for 190.

just my $.02

Worth more like three fiddy!
You're right.
So many different goals. Want 32 inch pant size to fit comfortable. Figure at least 190 for that to happen.
Some slight abs showing would be nice, maybe at 190 but probably closer to 185.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #679 on: July 22, 2015, 03:15:48 PM »
Wednesday July 22, 2015

Legs and chest

Leg press
90x15
180x10
270x10
360x10,10,10,10

Bulgarian lunges
10lbx10,10

DB BP
45x12
55x10
65x10
75x10,10,10

DB incline press
55x10,10,10

CGBP
135x10,10

BB OH tri press
60x8,8

Today sucked! Broke out in a heavy sweat and felt nauseas. Then I had to lay on the floor for 10 mins because I felt dizzy.
Don't know what was wrong. Called it a day. Took another 1 1/2 hrs to stop feeling sick.
Stupid body.....
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #680 on: July 22, 2015, 04:20:19 PM »
Today sucked! Broke out in a heavy sweat and felt nauseas. Then I had to lay on the floor for 10 mins because I felt dizzy.
Don't know what was wrong. Called it a day. Took another 1 1/2 hrs to stop feeling sick.
Stupid body.....
That sucks, might want to start loading up on vitamin C, sounds like you've got a cold or bug of some sort coming on.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #681 on: July 24, 2015, 08:06:20 AM »
Today sucked! Broke out in a heavy sweat and felt nauseas. Then I had to lay on the floor for 10 mins because I felt dizzy.
Don't know what was wrong. Called it a day. Took another 1 1/2 hrs to stop feeling sick.
Stupid body.....
That sucks, might want to start loading up on vitamin C, sounds like you've got a cold or bug of some sort coming on.

Not sure what the hell was going on. Felt fine 2 hrs later. Wonder if it was because I was running around that morning at work and didn't get in my normal amount of water then going into a hot and humid gym  :dunno:

No DL workout yesterday. Had a gubermint auditor show up yesterday morning was going over paperwork all day.
Think I'll barely have enough time to squeak a quick on out today.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #682 on: July 24, 2015, 06:15:25 PM »
Friday July 24, 2015

Fast and furious

DL
135x10
185x5
225x3
265x3
295x1
315x1
245x3,3,3

Shrugs
135x10,10,15,15

Lat pulldown
120x10,10,10

Machine rows
160x8,8,7

Too many projects and too many meeting today. Had to cut everything short. In and out, ready for the weekend.
Where's my beer....... :beer:
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #683 on: July 27, 2015, 02:52:11 PM »
Monday July 27, 2015

Oh, my aching lower back!  >:(

Squats
BWx10
BBx10
135x5
185x3
205x3 <- felt okay up to 205
235x3 <- heavy but not bad
235x3 <- okay that's feeling off
235x3 <- gott damn @#%@#$@# that sucked big time!
Dropped down to
195x0 <-nope, ain't coming off the rack, lower back not happy

Bulgarian lunges
BWx10,10,10 <-seemed to loosen the lower back a bit

BB OHP
45x10
65x10
85x10,10,8

DB should press
45x8,7
40x10

Face pulls
20x30
30x20
60x10,10,10,10

Side delt raise, one arm at a time, strict movement
10x10,10,10,10 <-side delts were burning by 3rd set

Front delt raise, arms up together
15x10,10,10

Amazing how much the lower back stabilizes the core for overhead pressing. Had to cut the BB OHP to 3 sets and drop weight on the DB presses as my lower back didn't like the weight.
Trying to maintain any kind of strength on this cal deficit is a stone cold bitch. Gotta be careful not to push too hard as that's what I did on DL for last Friday and I'm still feeling it today.
Guess I'll recalculate the percentages to work off of and go from there.

Looking forward to cal maintenance in Sept and cal surplus in Oct!
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #684 on: July 28, 2015, 06:51:55 AM »
Sorry to hear about the sick feeling. Hope everything's ok now.

How's the back feeling? Best thing I did for my back was buying a foam roller. I used to use it 2x every day but now I only do it in the morning when I get out of bed.

It works miracles for my lower back.
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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #685 on: July 28, 2015, 07:41:48 AM »
Sorry to hear about the sick feeling. Hope everything's ok now.

How's the back feeling? Best thing I did for my back was buying a foam roller. I used to use it 2x every day but now I only do it in the morning when I get out of bed.

It works miracles for my lower back.

Yeah, I'm feeling okay. I think it was not enough water and going into a hot and humid gym the other day.

Lower back is sore and stiff. I overdid it on DL Friday and then working inside and outside this past weekend didn't help. Especially on Sunday since I was finishing up the shed deck, building a simple form for constructing rafters and moving my chop saw and bench top table saw on and off the stand. I'll take it easy on the lower back stuff this week and should be fine by next week.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #686 on: July 28, 2015, 08:30:35 AM »
That sounds like way too much work for the weekend. Take it easy and relax.  ;D
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #687 on: July 28, 2015, 10:21:20 AM »
That sounds like way too much work for the weekend. Take it easy and relax.  ;D

The shed ain't gonna build itself ya know.......(although I wish it would!)  ;)
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #688 on: July 28, 2015, 11:46:47 AM »
Good consistent work going on in here.  Nice work on those 235lb squats.  Going back to last week and those Bulgarian Lunges:  I detest that kind of thing, precisely because of the balance issue.  I can barely do regular unweighted floor lunges without wobbling around.  Putting one foot up on a bench makes it a lot worse. 
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BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #689 on: July 28, 2015, 03:21:39 PM »
Good consistent work going on in here.  Nice work on those 235lb squats.  Going back to last week and those Bulgarian Lunges:  I detest that kind of thing, precisely because of the balance issue.  I can barely do regular unweighted floor lunges without wobbling around.  Putting one foot up on a bench makes it a lot worse.

Yeah, I cheat. I have to put one hand on the bar. I do them on our bench press station so I switch sides. Amazing how just touching the bar takes the wobble out.
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