I was only doing like 5x5 @ 185 fronts at my best, but I couldn't fit into gap khaki's 2 sizes bigger than my waist. It sucked. Some people's legs grow faster than others.
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hi/lo pulley / lat pulldown - bought for $40, sold for $200
560lb assorted steel/cement standard 1" plate - bought for $20, sold for $250
50lb powerblocks - bought for 150, sold for 250
another nautilus smith + 205lbs olympic + f/i/d bench for 400, sold the bench for 200, 205lbs for 150 - hello $50 smith machine/pulley system!
squat stands - bought for 50, sold for 200
got 1250, spent 660, so i made $550 bux and got a smith machine for free. small potatoes, sure, but easy money and free things. now to continue healing so i can actually use said things.
Started doing cardio again, fml
Scale broke, no idea where I'm at weight wise but still chubby
1)Db/bb flat press and t bar/seated cable row
2)Db/bb incline press and Lat pull down/pull up variation.
Do 5x10 superset for 10 reps for chest and back. Throw in pec deck, ab, and/or some arm work if there's time.
Felt great. Can't wait to start getting to the gym earlier to get more in.
Need to figure out something similar for legs and shoulders and really need to start hitting arms more.
Also need to get serious about cutting a little bit so I feel great for interviews.
Yeah. Going to be hard setting legs up to do that. Might have to superset lunges and hamstring work, or goblet squats and hamstring work. Sounds miserable.
I have a feeling I'll do:
DB lunges+3 shoulder movements in sequence, then do goblet squats and hamstring curls with some ab work in between. Finish it off with some gun work.
Not sure I have the willpower to do 5x10 with lunges. That shit hurts. Maybe this will help develop that mental edge. There's so much bullshit going on at the gym if I get there to do this workout at 4:30-5. It sucks. I got blocked by like 3 women doing random ass shit in the center of the longest path in the gym. One was just lying down in the middle of the floor and stretching. I almost raged.
I just started doing lunges with the bar in the front squat position and it kills my vmo.
I'd say change the programming.
I think you could be labeled as an advanced lifters or at least almost so, by your numbers and years of lifting.
The progression model you posted for your bench a while back was linear progression which is mostly recommended for newer lifters. Linear progression is generally not suitable for intermediates and advanced lifters since they cannot keep up with the models rate of progression.
If I were you, I'd start a progression model more suited to your level, like a percentage based (ex: Sheiko, Russian Squat Routine but for bench, etc) or something else that uses a lot of variation in reps, sets, weights, grip width, speed, bands, etc... In other words, I think your bench will improve if you train it with powerlifting programming methods.
Also, you probably need to increase your volume for the bench press as well. Pretty much every lifter has to increase his volume over time if he wants gains.
Yeah. I need to start doing it 2-3 times a week. Even if it's just one exercise each session for bi/tri in a superset. Shit works. I want to get my gunz up to 16 inches soon! Should take a while though :/
I don't know how comfortable I'd feel doing lunges like that. How do split squats feel in that position? I think they'd be similar as well, no?
This. These are the only jeans I've worn for the last two years. And the cut isn't slim throughout, so it isn't a case of the elastane permitting sausage-encasing. You can also experience a pretty radical shift in weight and not have the pants fit much differently anywhere.
Good job, man. I know you were following the 200+ dream for a while, but I'll bet you look a lot better at your present weight. We've more or less swapped spots thanks to my training becoming almost nonexistent over the last year.
Seems like you say essentially the same thing periodically.