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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Cheers guys...

I value both of your opinions as I think highly of you . The rant towards the end is most defiantly  my way of saying to commit to your goals & do them correctly according to you. 

What I get fucked off over is the constant whingeing by some people who have no real idea what they are talking about...

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:06 pm 
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I appreciate that, thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:13 am 
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
Cheers guys...

I value both of your opinions as I think highly of you . The rant towards the end is most defiantly  my way of saying to commit to your goals & do them correctly according to you. 

What I get fucked off over is the constant whingeing by some people who have no real idea what they are talking about...


I second what Mini said, definitely appreciate the kind words - thank you.

And I most certainly agree with the last sentiment. In fact, one of my favorite bloggers just put up a really great quote from Matt Perryman that touches on this idea. Here's the link: http://www.thespartanwarrior.com/post/1 ... ttperryman

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:22 pm 
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You training over the weekend?

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Meant to be with the strongmen but tracked back from
Scotland after a week off so I may stay home

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:38 pm 
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End of my week off. Had a great time in Scotland, took in the sights & saw some cool places. My birthday was oddly based a round spooky events, Morning was the dungeons Where my other half got pulled up to participate ( I don't mind admitting I had my fingers crossed it wouldn't be me), we then headed to the museum where we saw a mummy exhibition & we rounded off the day at a pub call dr dr jekyll and mr hyde where the theme again was SPOOOOKKKYYYYY & weird.

My diet this week, as one should expect has been shocking. Obviously eating out all the time (I ve had enough chips to last me till my next birthday) but it was all great food, I'll post pics up when I get chance. My legs took a battering from all the walking & I could feel the difference in hill walking being heavier. Got loads of sleep to.
Having the time off hasn't really brought anything new to my thinking, Nothing has become clear & the like. This week I had planned to get a tight grip on calories but I think as it's first week back I'll just eat whatever (healthy food), Whenever I need it. Training wise I re set my sheet so the weeks still match up...General opinion in the 5/3/1 community that it's ok to skip the week missed but I don't wise to do that. My plan this week will likely be just to hit required reps on the main lifts, ease back in.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:22 pm 
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Today marks a return to work (boo), the gym (yay) & re-introduction of supps (urgh I'll never remember to take them). Also the constant drinking of water, this I hate as it results in constant bathroom trips. I ve never been a believer of the 'gallon' a day jazz, like everything different things suit different people. Myself I tend to drink a pint or two in the morning or until my pee is clear & I keep to that all day. Usually I get through about 4-6 shakers. This keep my flow clear most times.

As the working day wore on I came to the conclusion that programmed assistance, though a great template doesn't fit with my shift pattern when I have to train after work on a night.Getting up at 5:00, getting off work at 19:00 after a 12 hr stint is in its self a killer so I took the decision to not train with that template tonight. I do however fully intend to get on the boring but big 3 month challenge once this cycle is complete. Bring that shit...

I rolled with triumvirate tonight; my legs feel battered From work today.


Mon-19th-March cycle 3 week 2 (3x3)

Military press:35kg 40k 45kg+6

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Chins 5x10
Dips 5x15 

The simplicity in this session isn't something to turn your nose up at. It's the type of core work beginners & even intermediate lifters should hit, instead of the bullshit I see more often than not.
This kind of work seriously hits shoulders, traps, lats & triceps. Also biceps on the pull ups. Simple, effect & in all honestly left me feeling fucked. First session back, don't think my food in take was all that great today.

Job done

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:13 pm 
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I started my week of trying out Triumvirate today but I always start my weeks out with squats - I hate the unofficial celebration of International Bench Press Mondays most people follow - so I just did squats, leg presses, and back raises (plus some leg raises and side bends for core-work). Simple, effective.

I've found that all the bodyweight lifts leave me feeling much more thrashed than all of the other bullshit exercises people kill themselves over - dips/pull-ups/chins > curls/extensions/raises, for me at least.

I personally have the hardest time consciously drinking a whole gallon of water in one day - makes me feel nauseous, almost.

I'll be interested to see how you like the BBB challenge. I most definitely will be doing it sometime this year but I'd like to run a few cycles of 5/3/1 with the regular rep scheme.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:39 pm 
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vegansludge wrote:
I started my week of trying out Triumvirate today but I always start my weeks out with squats - I hate the unofficial celebration of International Bench Press Mondays most people follow - so I just did squats, leg presses, and back raises (plus some leg raises and side bends for core-work). Simple, effective.

I've found that all the bodyweight lifts leave me feeling much more thrashed than all of the other bullshit exercises people kill themselves over - dips/pull-ups/chins > curls/extensions/raises, for me at least.

I personally have the hardest time consciously drinking a whole gallon of water in one day - makes me feel nauseous, almost.

I'll be interested to see how you like the BBB challenge. I most definitely will be doing it sometime this year but I'd like to run a few cycles of 5/3/1 with the regular rep scheme.



That's why I go with Military press on Mondays...I hadn't seen the gym so full tonight in a while. Loads of people doing their dumbbell raises in the mirrors lol.
I hear you on pull ups & dips. Dips tonight seriously hammered me & I had been dipping with a 25kg plate (55lb) round my waist for 13ish reps on a 5 set pyramid.

The BBB challenge is quite simple in how he's planned it but again thats the key...Be interesting to see after say on military day which has the lower percentage of bench then chins if I'm at all capable of doing any of the assistance lol though he has listed only cable work...I'm currently playing with his meal plan to obviously suit my diet, four decent sized meals a day at fourish hour intervals sounds good to me.

One of the things I ve put in being x2 peatnut butter, Banana & honey (or agave syrup) sandwiches with a couple of glasses of whatever milk I'm having.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Seemingly today I have lost the ability to add. All three of my warm up sets on deads were 10kg to heavy, it hadn't occurred to me I'd loaded on two 25kg plates making the first wam up set 70kg instead of 50kg (first warm up sets 20kg over). So I had gone past my first working set by the time I'd finished warming up. Then to top it off I again added two 5kg plates a side making my last set to heavy again. Then to top off the top off I had programmed my last set of front squats almost 10kg to heavy...so this extra weight on deads obviously fucked me over on my last set,  I just hit required reps. I ve lifted way over tonight & I'm gonna pay for it come tomorrow.
Rolled with programmed assistance tonight as its fairly simple on lower days. 

I actually properly ache today from yesterday's work out. My lats, shoulders, triceps & biceps all ache & even my chest.

Tues-20th-March cycle 3 week 2 (3x3)

Deadlifts: all manner of shit followed by my actual lifts 85kg 97.5kg 110kg

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Programmed assistance ( 2x8 1x6) 45kg 55kg 62.5kg
GHR 3x10 reverse hypers 3x10

Ab circuit side bends, leg raises, hanging leg raises & cable crunches

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Picture taken same week I had decided to put some weight on. This was maybe 10ish months ago....I'm fully aware my pose in the skinny picture makes me look rather camp.

Pic one I weigh about 63kg so 138lb, Second 85.5kg 188 lb. I'm only 5ft 10" so in person I look so much different, The t shirt is an x small & shorts a 28" waist.


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Still some way to go yet...I'm up for the journey

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
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AWESOME progress!

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:53 am 
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Well, I don't want to say that I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes screws up their targets by going heavier but it makes me feel less silly about it. ;) Hopefully the soreness isn't too bad come tomorrow and it doesn't carry over beyond that - at least you got your required reps in and that's what matters.

I know I've said this before but your progress is amazing. Even though the pictures aren't the same angle, the difference is uncanny. You're the poster-man for hard work and dedication, mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:50 am 
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I dunno about that but at a point i just started educating myself properly . Funnily this wendlerisum went over my head until I re read bbb challenge & it's something I be thought  many times myself (just not worded in such a funny way Wendelrs hilarious I'd love to have a night on the town with him )


If you're afraid to eat, then please, don't do this program. This isn't for you, nor is it for someone that's scared one night of eating big will make his skirt fit a bit tighter.

I guess the odd miscalculation is a good way to stay grounded hahaha

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:03 am 
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Fallen_Horse wrote:
AWESOME progress!



Cheers amigo!

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