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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #135 on: June 07, 2012, 07:00:04 AM »

Back & Traps

Had a great session this morning.  Felt very strong. Moved rather quickly and got lots done.

Close Grip Pulldowns

160 x 12

200 x 6

220 x 6
220 x 6
220 x 6
220 x 6
220 x 6
220 x 6


200 x 6

Seated Close Grip Cable Rows

260 x 8
260 x 8
260 x 8
260 x 8
260 x 8

^^^  Whole Stack  :D

Single Arm Smith Machine Shrugs

115 x 12
115 x 12
115 x 12
115 x 12
115 x 12

Standing Calf Machine Shrugs

295 x 10
295 x 10
295 x 10
295 x 10
295 x 10

Wide Grip Pulldowns - Behind Head

160 x 6
160 x 6
160 x 6
160 x 6
160 x 6
160 x 6

Hammer Strength MTS Row

(Dual Stack - Weight Per Stack)

150 x 6
150 x 6
150 x 6
150 x 6

^^^  Whole Stack  :)

And...out of time.

Delts & Triceps Tomorrow.

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #136 on: June 08, 2012, 07:14:03 AM »
Delts & Triceps

Finally saw some movement on the scale this morning.  238...

Weak as a kitten though.  Strong tradeoff.  Actually was weak on the shoulder stuffs but strong on the triceps.

Seated Barbell Press - Behind Head

95 x 12
115 x 10
135 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 3
165 x 1
170 x 1
155 x 3
155 x 4
135 x 6
135 x 5
135 x 5

Seated Dumbbell Press

80 x 2
80 x 3
70 x 5
70 x 4
70 x 4

^^^  OK, that was just pathetic...   :-[

Tricep Pressdowns

190 x 8
190 x 8
190 x 8
190 x 8
190 x 8
190 x 8

^^^  Whole Stack.

Life Fitness Seated Shoulder Press Machine

110 x 6
110 x 6
110 x 6
110 x 6
110 x 6

Hammer Strength MTS Tricep Extensions

(Dual Stack - Weight Per Stack)

70 x 8
70 x 10
80 x 8
80 x 6
80 x 6
80 x 6
70 x 8

And out of time.

Happy Friday.  :)

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #137 on: June 08, 2012, 10:35:00 AM »
why you Flexin' at 6 am brah? Flexin' is for 9 pm after drinks
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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #138 on: June 08, 2012, 11:54:22 AM »
Delts & Triceps

Finally saw some movement on the scale this morning.  238...

Weak as a kitten though.  Strong tradeoff.  Actually was weak on the shoulder stuffs but strong on the triceps.
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Good job and congrats.   As for the strength thing.....well that just comes with the territory.   Was a real ego check when I cut from 205 to 178....but eventually I gained it all back and then some.   

You are a strong dude...and it is easy to get attached to the strength.   If that is an ultimate goal....carrying extra fat is a good thing.   But LOOKING stong is totally different.  My guess is when you start getting down in the 210-205 range (not sure if you want to go that low or not), people will all think you are getting bigger....and not just a little....A LOT bigger.

Funny....when I first cut.... a bunch of long time friends actually asked me if I was juicing cause how much bigger I got.   I laughed and said....dude....I was 205 3 months ago...now I am 180 and you think I am bigger?!!... 

Dont let the mind stuff mess with you.   I think you have tons of good quality mass and it will only continue to look better as you strip away the fat!   Good job.

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2012, 12:06:42 PM »
My guess is when you start getting down in the 210-205 range (not sure if you want to go that low or not), people will all think you are getting bigger....and not just a little....A LOT bigger.

Funny....when I first cut.... a bunch of long time friends actually asked me if I was juicing cause how much bigger I got.   I laughed and said....dude....I was 205 3 months ago...now I am 180 and you think I am bigger?!!... 

Dont let the mind stuff mess with you.   I think you have tons of good quality mass and it will only continue to look better as you strip away the fat!   Good job.

I know this to be true.  Thank you for reminding me.   :)

I remember when I did my first cut wayyyyyyyyyy back in like '91 or '92 after a few years of lifting I went from 205 to 177 and everyone was asking me if I was prepping for a show.  And these were not fucking newbs that didn't know jack.  These were real bodybuilders @ Powerhouse Gym.  I had striations on my legs, shoulders, chest.  Midsection still looked like shit though. Stomach was flat, but no visible abs unless I flexed.  Squat and bench tanked to hell.  Said 'fuck this" I'm bulking and eventually got up to 235 with a 32 inch waist.

Oh to be 25 again..............
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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #140 on: June 08, 2012, 12:52:19 PM »
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Oh to be 25 again..............

F that!   My aim is the blow away my former self from my 20's.   I knew nothing about nutrition back then and everything was a shot-gun approach.

That is the nice thing about age....it gives you some perspective and you can decide to not repeat the mistakes of the past.


Good luck and best of progress moving forward.   (Take a bunch of good progress pics too!)

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #141 on: June 08, 2012, 01:49:32 PM »
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Oh to be 25 again..............

F that!   My aim is the blow away my former self from my 20's.   I knew nothing about nutrition back then and everything was a shot-gun approach.

That is the nice thing about age....it gives you some perspective and you can decide to not repeat the mistakes of the past.


Good luck and best of progress moving forward.   (Take a bunch of good progress pics too!)

My goal is to be better than I was back then too.  But back then I could drink like a sailor, eat nonstop, build muscle, yet still stay pretty lean.

I took a bunch of pics last night, and while they def showed the progress I've made, I was too embarassed about the belly fat to post em up.

When I get to 230 I will post pics...
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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #142 on: June 08, 2012, 02:55:03 PM »
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My goal is to be better than I was back then too.  But back then I could drink like a sailor, eat nonstop, build muscle, yet still stay pretty lean.

I took a bunch of pics last night, and while they def showed the progress I've made, I was too embarassed about the belly fat to post em up.

When I get to 230 I will post pics...


We all could!   But we are smarter now for sure!

As for being embarrassed.......Ill just say this....  there is little doubt that you have a great deal off mass...and hard earned at that!.    F' the 150 lb kids with abs.   They would just get crushed unracking  some of the weights you work with.

The key is to carry mass AND have abs.   That is well within your reach.    I can personally share that spending a decade plus with a 36" plus waist.....it sure feels much nicer (all around) to be rid of the extra fat.   I can remember when tying my shoes, my gut would get in the way.   

Again....good luck and stay strong.   I had a hard day today (first in a while).   So tempted to say screw it and binge out on some food.   Staying strong.....but it is a struggle at times.   More-so in regards to the decrease in gym performance.

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #143 on: June 09, 2012, 12:01:35 PM »
w00t!


235.8 on the scale this morning


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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #144 on: June 09, 2012, 12:02:03 PM »
Mirin traps?

Yeah...........u mirin......   8)
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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #145 on: June 09, 2012, 01:59:48 PM »
Awesome pic. Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight. Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakin' huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.
 
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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #146 on: June 09, 2012, 02:07:11 PM »
Awesome pic. Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight. Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakin' huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #147 on: June 09, 2012, 04:34:32 PM »
Saturday Afternoon Garage Workout

Been a long time since I deadlifted so I decided to get re-acquainted with the deads today.  Wasn't great, but not too bad either.  Got up to 475 for a single, then did it two more times.  :)

Did some incline bench and was happy to get a couple reps with 225.  I know this is baby weight for most guys, but I have a great deal of difficulty unracking this with my bum shoulder.

Finished up with some barbell curls and called it a workout.

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135 x 10
225 x 6
275 x 3
285 x 3
315 x 3
365 x 1
385 x 1
405 x 1
455 x 1

475 x 1
475 x 1
475 x 1


405 x 1    :-\

Incline Bench Press

135 x 12
165 x 10
185 x 6
205 x 4
215 x 3
225 x 1
225 x 2
225 x 1
205 x 3
205 x 3
185 x 5
185 x 5
185 x 5

Barbell Curls

95 x 6
95 x 6
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 6
95 x 6

Happy Saturday.  :D

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #148 on: June 09, 2012, 05:55:36 PM »
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Been a long time since I deadlifted so I decided to get re-acquainted with the deads today.  Wasn't great, but not too bad either.  Got up to 475 for a single, then did it two more times.  :)
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Is your strength off that much or were you just taking it easy?   Thought I remembered seeing you dead 530 540.

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Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Reply #149 on: June 09, 2012, 06:16:53 PM »

Is your strength off that much or were you just taking it easy?   Thought I remembered seeing you dead 530 540.

In January I was pulling 530 or so.

Just been really slacking on the deads since then.  Grip was fine but my lower back was not as strong as it used to be.
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2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total