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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:14 am 
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Enjoy the time with your parents, mate! Three years is a long time.

It will be a blast, can't wait. I'm lucky that I get on so well with both my Mum and Dad, we're a really close family. They're staying at our place in Christchurch for most of the 3wks; my wife and I also have a holiday home about an hour and half away, so we aim to head over there for a long weekend as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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Came across this old photo of me, would have been taken around 8 or 9yrs ago. Quite cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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Hope you have a good 3 weeks with your parents mate. You have some very impressive stats. I was wondering if i could ask for some advice? A bit nervous about asking but nuts to it - here goes:

I am currently following Derek Tresizes routine posted on the site. Heavy compound stuff (well for me any ways), my first post outlines it, but he only recommends following it for a max of up to six weeks. In a couple of weeks time i need to change the routine and i am not sure what to do. I train at home with bench, squat rack, barbell and dumbells any ideas. I m not asking for a complete routine or anything just a pointer in the right direction - my goal is to build lean muscle.

I hope you don't mind me asking but you certainly know what you are doing. No rush either mate, enjoy your time with your parents thats more important. Also i won't be offended if you can't help me, i just thought i would ask :)

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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Don't be nervous mate, if I can help anyone in any way then that's great!

I'll jump over to your journal and follow up things there, I'm thinking you might find the replies faster ?! Cheers MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Will train this arvo, last day of deload today woohoo.

Just because of where the meet falls (Feb 24th), I'm skipping the light week. So this coming week will be medium, the week after will be heavy and then I'll deload the week of the meet; I really don't do too much in the week leading into a meet anyway so it should all fall nicely.

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 Post subject: Strength Vs Size
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Thanks MF :)

I answered your question on my thread. Oh and by the way I have had a look at your blog - I shall keep reading it good info on there

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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VeganDougie wrote:
Thanks MF :)

I answered your question on my thread. Oh and by the way I have had a look at your blog - I shall keep reading it good info on there

Thanks Doug! Hope you enjoy reading through things on here, I try to be as sincere and as honest as possible. That's why I make the video blogs, as people have often questioned the amounts I lift when they realise what my bodyweight is.

So today I hit the gym, last day of deload week so I just headed in and hit some biceps. Nothing spectacular, just moved a few weights up and down and tried to stay awake (I find training biceps incredibly boring). My biceps are kind of like a vampire... fill them up with as much blood as possible and then head straight back home and rest :lachmal:

Will write up the session later, it's 10.30pm and I am ready for bed. MF

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Today was awful, had a really horrible morning :(

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Had to take our little rabbit into the vets this morning, ended up getting put to sleep. Was only 4 months old, she was looking at me as I watched the light in her eyes go out. Then the kids came in and said goodbye and had a last hold and stroke of her while I explained to them what had happened and why she couldn't come home with us.

Then I backed my wifes' car into a pole reversing out of the car park.

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
My biceps are kind of like a vampire... fill them up with as much blood as possible and then head straight back home and rest.


I love this description.

With that said, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your rabbit, mate. I'm sure the car incident only made matters worse. Loads of good vibes and internet hugs to you and your family. All the best.

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Really sort to hear about your Rabbit mate. I hope you and especially your kids are ok.

I was looking at the vids and one of the comments I made to my wife was how I need to catch to get to your level. You've set the bar and I am inspired and motivated to get stronger and better


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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
My biceps are kind of like a vampire... fill them up with as much blood as possible and then head straight back home and rest.


I love this description.

With that said, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your rabbit, mate. I'm sure the car incident only made matters worse. Loads of good vibes and internet hugs to you and your family. All the best.

Thanks, yeah the rabbit thing was sad but was a freak accident. We've been out looking at new ones today so that's cheering the kids up heaps :)

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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Really sort to hear about your Rabbit mate. I hope you and especially your kids are ok.

I was looking at the vids and one of the comments I made to my wife was how I need to catch to get to your level. You've set the bar and I am inspired and motivated to get stronger and better

Cheers mate !! There's no way I could do powerlifting, ultramarathon running etc just as a hobby... the sports I choose demand to much of you to half-ass the training. Glad you enjoy the videos, I do enjoy making the blog series and have had some good feedback on it so far. I try to keep the light but informative.

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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY
BODYWEIGHT: 143
TRAINING TIME: 3pm
DURATION: 45mins
COMMENTS: Okay session although I find training biceps quite boring haha
WEEK: MEDIUM
RESTING PULSE RATE: 44

APPETITE: CLYDESDALE
PRE WO NUTRITION: 8 pack of brown rice vege sushi
POST WO NUTRITION: Soy protein shake w 5g creatine, 3g Glutamine + 1 tsp greens (barley & wheat grass)

BIEPS

CABLE CURLS (ANGLED BAR)
33 x 10
46 x 10

SUPERSET

1 x ARM HAMMER CURLS
26 x 10
26 x 10

EZ B.BELL CURLS
77 x 10
88 x 10

LIFEFITNESS BICEP CURLS
86 x 10
55 x 10

OLYMPIC B.BELL CURLS *FST-7*

44 x 10 (7 x sets, 40sec rest)


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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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MONDAY 6th FEBRUARY
BODYWEIGHT: 144
TRAINING TIME: 4pm
DURATION: 50mins
COMMENTS: Quick session primarily focusing on bench technique and improving my explosiveness off my chest. All sets felt pretty easy weight
WEEK: MEDIUM
RESTING PULSE RATE: 46

APPETITE: GREAT
PRE WO NUTRITION: Vege curry with 1/2 cup of quinoa
POST WO NUTRITION: Soy protein shake w 5g creatine, 3g Glutamine + 1 tsp greens (barley & wheat grass)

DYNAMIC WARMUP
10mins

STANDING B.BELL MILITARY PRESS
BAR x 12
BAR x 13
BAR x 15

PAUSED BENCH
BAR x 20
88 x 10
132 x 6
154 x 3
176 x 4
187 x 4

INC. D.BELL PRESS
44 x 10
66 x 8
79 x 8


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 Post subject: Re: Strength Vs Size
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Just ordered some wrist wraps, might give me an extra few lbs on the bench and I'm allowed to use them for the meet so why not ?!

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Will head to the gym and train some legs this arvo :)

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