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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:54 am 
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Hey, I secretly borrowed one of your bulkers bars today (hope you don't mind!) and it was serious work. I still feel full about two hours after eating it :) You weren't joking about the 1000 calories :shock:


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buzz wrote:
Hey, I secretly borrowed one of your bulkers bars today (hope you don't mind!) and it was serious work. I still feel full about two hours after eating it :) You weren't joking about the 1000 calories :shock:

:lol:
No joke!

I had 2 after my breakfast, but the third one a little later made me a wee bit sick, so i couldn't eat for a while :lol:
Still, 2 days to go till the friday night weigh-in, and got a new max weight for this year 8)
86.6kg (~193lbs), 1.2 kg more than last friday 8)
Watching Strongman competition on DVD is definitely an important part of bulking!

Rob, are you with me? :lol:

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Argh, stupid computer games!
:lol:
I played Diablo II yesterday night and stayed up far too long, so i was knackered all day today. Didn't really want to workout, and once i started, i couldn't get warmed up until after squats. Apart from that, workout was great! :D

Squat: 110kg x 10. Not pleased. My lower back felt tight the whole time during warm up due to little sleep and little moving today.
Bench: 85kg x 10.
Barbell row (overhand): 92.5kg x 10. No grip strength today :?
Barbell press: 45kg x 10.
Chin-ups: 12.5kg x 10.
Deadlift: 140kg x 10. As i forgot to skip 135 last time, i decided to skip 137.5 instead this time :roll: Turned out a good idea, as it was pretty easy, except for the grip. My hands were sweaty, next time i'll use some chalk.
CGBP: 67.5kg x 10. Easy 8)
Incline bench dumbell curls: 20kg x 6.
Dips: 30kg x 9. :lol: No 10 again :lol:
Calf raises with 40kg dumbell in one hand, 12 reps each side.

ah yes, tomorrow will be almost exactly the same :)

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Nice deadlifting and squatting, and well everything actually, oh shiny one! :D

Good to see that your core lifts are progressing so well on this program - I might even have to try it myself one day :wink:

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Thanks Jonathan.

I definitely think it would be no waste of time to try a cycle of 8-9 weeks and see how much you benefit from it.


Last night i woke up with a stomache ache and felt sick. Iwas sweating and shivering and felt like i was about to vomit, but didn't. I guess some of the food i had in the evening might have been spoiled, or it was simply toomuch (exaggerating the bulking game).
This morning i felt okay again, but was afraid to eat. So i had 4 apples at 1pm, a small salad later and 3 bananas in the afternoon.

With so little food, i was freezing by the time i started my workout, couldn't get warmed up, worse than yesterday. During workout i had apple juice instead of water as usual for some calories.

Today's workout:

Warm-up:
Squat: 110kg x 10. Really hard.
Bench: 87.5kg x 10. Good 8)
Barbell row (overhand): 92.5kg x 10. No grip strength today again.
Barbell press: 45kg x 10. Hard.
Chin-ups: 12.5kg x 10. Hard.
Deadlift: 142.5kg x 10. Used chalk, not that hard.
Workout:
CGBP: 67.5kg x 10. Easy.
Incline bench dumbell curls: 20kg x 6.
Dips: 30kg x 10, finally.
Calf raises with 40kg, 12 reps each side.

Good training considering the circumstances. I considered skipping training and doing it tomorrow instead, but it was okay.
All exercises are at or beyond the goal, except squat and chins, which will be on sunday.

Tomorrow rest!

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Today was going to be the last day with 10 reps each set, so i decided beforehand that i'd increase the weight on every exercise by 2.5kg compared to friday (except the dumbell curls), even those that were hard last time. I figured if i couldn't get 10 reps without failure i'd just stop short of it, doing as many reps as possible. In that case, i would use the same weight again tomorrow for 2x5, if i make 10 reps, i'll gor for 2.5kg more tomorrow.

Warm-up:
Jumping jacks, knee raises, crunches, push ups, squats wihtout weight etc., before moving to warm up sets on the squats,with more push and pull ups inbetween those sets.

Squat: 112.5kg x 10. I really psyched myselffor these, as 110kg was so hard on friday. It proved a good idea to do a thorough warm up, because this was friggin' easy! :twisted: 8)
Bench: 90kg x 7. Really disappointed, i was pretty sure i could do this 10 times. Blame it on lacking specific warm up, as everything else today was easy.
Barbell row (overhand): 95kg x 10.
Barbell press: 47.5kg x 10. YES! I doubted i could nail these, but i did! Vegan Power! :lol:
Chin-ups: 15kg x 10. Hard, but at least i made it 8)
Deadlift: 145kg x 10. Used chalk. This was the perfect weight for 10 reps, i doubt i could have done 147.5 for 10, but i didn't reach failure on the last.
CGBP: 70kg x 10. Easy. :D
Incline bench dumbell curls: 20kg x 8. Awesome, 2 reps more than last time and the last was easier, too :D
Dips: 32.5kg x 9. Failed on the 10th, dammit :D Still great set, very pleased 8)
Calf raises with 40kg, 14 reps each side.

Awesome workout :D

Tomorrow 2x5, increasing weight except on bench and curls.

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Hard workout today. All my joints hurt, don't know why,yesterday it was fine.

Warm-up:
Jumping jacks, knee raises, crunches, push ups, squats wihtout weight etc., before moving to warm up sets on the squats,with more push and pull ups inbetween those sets.
It was really hard to get warm, it's still cold here - i need more clothes!

Squat: 115kg 2x5.
Bench: 90kg 2x5.
Barbell row (overhand): 97.5kg 2x5.
Barbell press: 50kg 2x5. YES!
Chin-ups: 17.5kg 2x5.
Deadlift: 147.5kg 2x5.
CGBP: 72.5kg x 5. Easy.
Incline bench dumbell curls: 20kg x 8.
Dips: 35kg x 5.
Calf raises with 40kg, 12 reps each side.

Rest tomorrow.

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Good rest day yesterday :lol:
Had a fast walk for cardio ;)

Great weight session today 8)

Squat: 117.5kg 2x5.
Bench: 92.5kg 2x5.
Barbell row (overhand): 100kg 2x5.
Barbell press: 50kg 2x5.
Chin-ups: 20kg 2x5.
Deadlift: 150kg 2x5.
CGBP: 75kg x 5.
Incline bench dumbell curls: 22.5kg x 4.
Dips: 37.5kg x 5.
Calf raises with 42.5kg, 12 reps each side.

Everything easy 8) :D

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Daywalker wrote:
Had a fast walk for cardio ;)
Good :wink: Two times 30 minutes? :lol: ´

Cool to see how you are doing :-)
Looks awesome!
Keep it up, your gonna turn green any day soon ;-)


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K-oz wrote:
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Had a fast walk for cardio ;)
Good :wink: Two times 30 minutes? :lol: ´

Meh.

25 + 35 minutes, and shopping in between :P



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Yes! 8)

Image :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: Image


I just need more protein shakes! :drinkers:


:mrgreen: (even the smily turned green...)

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Daywalker wrote:
25 + 35 minutes, and shopping in between :P


So you actually walked quite slow on the way home as it seems [-( :wink:
If that'll count for cardio :-k

But the transforming plan looks very good :-D 8)


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K-oz wrote:
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25 + 35 minutes, and shopping in between :P


So you actually walked quite slow on the way home as it seems [-( :wink:
If that'll count for cardio :-k

Of course it counts! :lol:
And you're wrong, i wasn't slower on the way back ;)

Great weight session today! :D
I was looking forward to it since yesterday ;)
Before i started, i intended to use the same weights as yesterday, except for deads and dips, because those were easiest yesterday.
But i felt so strong, i increased the weights on every exercise 8) I contemplated a long time for squats, and even longer for bench, but it showed it was a god idea 8)
Actually, deads and dips were the hardest today :lol:

Squat: 120kg 2x5.
Bench: 95kg 2x5.
Barbell row (overhand): 100kg 2x5. Only exercise i didn't increase the weight, because i wanted to focus on impeccable form :)
Barbell press: 52.5kg 2x5.
Chin-ups: 22.5kg 2x5.
Deadlift: 152.5kg 2x5.
CGBP: 77.5kg x 5.
Incline bench dumbell curls: 22.5kg x 4.
Dips: 40kg x 5.
Calf raises with 42.5kg, 12 reps each side.

I decided to include extra grip training every other session from today on:
Thickbar dumbell static holds. 40kg x 20sec, 10sec.

Yes! Finally some first signs of strength potential! :D

Tomorrow rest and eat 8)

Looking forward to the next session :D

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Friday:

Rest day.
Bulker's cardio: 2x1min run, 2x10min bike, 10min fast walk :lol:


In the evening strongman marathon.

Strongman DVD marathon, that is, with lots of food 8)



Today:
Squat: 120kg 2x5.
Bench: 97.5kg 2x5. Very pleased with this one :)
Barbell row (overhand): 102.5kg 2x5. Easeh! :mrgreen:
Barbell press: 52.5kg x5, 4. Missed one rep :(
Chin-ups: 22.5kg 2x5.
Deadlift: 152.5kg 2x5.
CGBP: 80kg x 5.
Incline bench dumbell curls: 22.5kg x 5.
Dips: 42.5kg x 5.
Calf raises with 42.5kg, 12 reps each side.

Was pretty tough today, i'm getting closer to my limits. Didn't feel like i had a rest day yesterday.
Tomorrow last time 2 sets, net week 1x5 a bit heavier.

I think i'm going to cut out all exercises after deadlift in the last week, when i'll do heavy triples, doubles and singles.

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Didn't really want to workout today. I felt lazy this morning.
I had the Ronnie Coleman quote in my head "Everybody wants to be abodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift heavy ass weights!"

So, i went to work:

Squat: 122.5kg 2x5. I didn't plan on increasing the weights today, but felt so strong in the warm up.Was a good idea, this was EASY! 8)
Bench: 97.5kg 2x5.
Barbell row (overhand): 105kg 2x5.
Barbell press: 52.5kg 2x5.
Chin-ups: 25kg 2x5. 8)
Deadlift: 152.5kg 2x5.
CGBP: 80kg x 5.
Incline bench dumbell curls: 22.5kg x 4.
Dips: 42.5kg x 3. :(
Calf raises with 42.5kg, 13 reps each side.

Static thickbar dumbell holds: 40kg x 10, 8, 7; 30kg x25 seconds.

This workout felt much better than yesterday, everything was easier, except curls and dips, but who cares :lol:

Tomorrow rest.

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You are a Diablo 2 nerd? I spent a couple years on that game. Do you play the Zy-El mod or just the standard version? If you do enjoy that fine game and haven't tried the Zy-El mod I would strongly recommend you put that to use, as it makes the game 100X better than the standard version. Your training and life in general could suffer from the lack of sleep though.

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