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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 6 weeks eh..pics
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:12 pm 
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but im still here trying.

Your trying is inspiring!

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Preworkout: 1 scoop NOXPLODE(orange) and 2 scoops Vega Sport(lemon lime)

I went in tonight to workout. Went to go do legs. Did 3 sets on leg press and some leg xtns and (r) knee started to ache and I couldnt quite get into lifting.


I need to do some tris to test our my elbows and it went pretty well. I was able to go heavy without any pain. Tris swelled pretty nicely too. Did a few sets of incline db with the 80's(x10ea) and went with some lighter weight to rep out. I also did some db shoulder presses. Nothing too special. Felt bored and not too into it as it was a few hours later than usual. I got on the treadmill for 30min to end workout. Will hit gym early tomorrow after some a.m. cardio. And then hopefully tom afternoon. Need to burn some of this extra fat/skin off in six weeks.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Man, this is really, really impressive stuff. Keep up the awesome work!!


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Proud of ya

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 6 weeks eh..pics
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jimi, you look great in those pics... in a month you're going to be in a position to take first place!

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@viva- thanks, but I'm not doing a natural show in a month so there's no way I'll be taking home first place!

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I hit legs up today and I must say its been one of my better leg days. I took a preworkout powder and I felt spacey after most sets on..

Here it goes:

warmup: 20min precore,
75 prison bench sqts x 3 sets, 50rev crunches x 3 sets...
Upright calf machine: 150x20x3, 205x20x3, 250x20x3

Barbell Squats:
Barx10close/10sumo,
135x10c/10s,
185x5c/5s,
205x5c/5s,
225x5c,
250x5c,
275x5c
315x10x2sets(partial)
and then I lowered safety bars a slot and did 5 total(2 hitting bars and 3 not). I can feel quads separate when doing them.
225x5c,5s,5c(15total)


Decline situps: 35lbx25x4sets, 45x25, 55x25.


Leg Xtns:
(1st set toes straight and feet together/2nd set toes out)
145x10x2,
205x10x2,
250x10x2,
295x10x2.

30min cardio on treadclimber afterwards.


I havent hit 315 in about 3-4yrs(since before i went vegan) and I must say it felt great to finally bend my knees with the weight on there. Before when I posted this weight I just kept it on my back and never bent knees, but today was different. Today I said fuck it and bent my damn knees!!! I didnt go parallel or really even near it, but know I know within a few weeks Ill be back at it doing 315 for 5 parallel.
Each time I went down to the safety bars I could feel my quads separate and boy was it a great feeling! Excited to finally be able to put 315 back on.

When I was first able to do 315lbs on squat it took me 10 or 11 months of lifting to get up there. I was only able to get 5 at best but it was A2G so that counts and I was 223lbs(not 180 like i am now). lol

Tomorrow I HAVE to hit some back!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Octopussoir competes in 6 weeks eh..pics
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:55 am 
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Nice!

Back attack tomorrow!

Hit it hard son!

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:boxer: You are truly inspiring! I wish you all the best......thanks for helping to kick my workouts up a few notches!

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I attempted some back yest, but I had no motivation to have an all-out back attack. I just feel all alone when I'm doing this for the most part. I know nobody here locally that competes, nobody I talk to online is competing naturally... So I've been discouraged and fedup at the same time.

I did notice however that I've been lacking in arm development(partly to elbow and wrist problems) and need to get on it as much as possible.

Some days I don't even want to compete and others it seems like I want to give up on the lifestyle and dietary guidelines I've been living with.

Today is nice outside so I will lift some weights(duh) and go for a run outside

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please don't ever give up -- you are such an inspiration and role model to so many of us aspiring vegan bodybuilders/fitness enthusiasts... i know that not having someone physically there to motivate you is tough...but you are AMAZING to all of us on here, and every unregistered guest who comes here looking for examples of vegans in peak physical condition!

keep killin' it man; we're behind you every step of the way!

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hope the run made you feel better.

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I know the feeling very well......I've been through it for 10 years...when I started I didn't know anyone in the world who was doing it (vegan bodybuilding) though there were a few......

It's the nature of bodybuilding....we often feel alone since it's not a team sport and being natural makes us further alienated and vegan even more so...that is when we stand up and push it harder because we stand for something meaningful.

Keep on going.....make it happen.

Give me details on your show...I'll help pass the word around. Would be cool to get some local vegans to come out and watch you rock the house!

Get BACK to it!

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Trained chest today. Had a pretty good workout. Got a decent swell. Tanned afterwards.

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