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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:06 am 
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haha that's awesome! did you tell him you're vegan? I bet it would blow his mind!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:39 pm 
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esqinchi wrote:
haha that's awesome! did you tell him you're vegan? I bet it would blow his mind!


Hah, I should've! I've gotta start wearing vegan propaganda to the gym to announce myself ;)

Stuck with 5x240lbs for my deadlifts today, but I upped weight on the warm up sets. I wanna be smart about increasing my deadlift, I feel like I've got a form kink or two to work out still. This was my last gym session for the next week because I'm skippin town and headed to Long Island for some fun in the sun. Also, my girlfriend got officially accepted into the program that she wanted to be in in Gainsville, FL, so it looks like I'll be movin soon! Can't wait to get outta Chicago and go somewhere that I can have a backyard and a garden.

Deadlift
5x155lbs
5x185lbs
5x215lbs
5x240lbs

Incline Press
5x60lbs
5x70lbs
5x80lbs
5x90lbs

Squat
5x95lbs
5x115lbs
5x145lbs
5x145lbs

Hammer Curls
15x20lbs
2x10x25lbs (superset with...)
Lateral Raise
3x12x15lbs

Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown
3x12x72lbs (superset with...)
Crunch Machine
3x15x75lbs

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:25 pm 
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Congrats to you both. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't forest green over here...

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:03 pm 
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Back in the gym today after two entire weeks off. Vacation was great, we spent a lot of time on the beach and reading and relaxing and having fun, but I really missed the grind. Lucky for me, I got to go back to my powerlifting gym today. Shoe-free lifestyle!

Deadlift
5x135lbs
5x175lbs
5x215lbs
3x250lbs
8x155lbs

Incline Press
5x60lbs
5x70lbs
5x75lbs
5x80lbs

Squat
5x95lbs
3x10x135lbs

Leg Press
3x12x300lbs (superset with...)
Dumbbell Curls w/static holds
3x12x20lbs

Rope Pushdown
3x12x76lbs (superset with...)
Wide-grip Lat Pulldown
3x12x80lbs

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:05 pm 
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I'VE BEEN BODYBUILDING
In and out of the gym, and really busy. But I'm keeping active and gettin in whenever I can. I had every intention of going every single day this month until they closed down my powerlifting gym as well.. grr... another week until I can get back in.
Apparently University of Florida has a real sweet gym, should I find myself employed there. I went to Gainesville to drop off my partner and see the city a little last week and I love it, I can't wait to get down there. We've already got ourselves a little house and a lease secured, I'll be down officially in the beginning of October.
Anyway, still workin hard, but not a lot to post probably for the next month. I'm just going to do what I can and keep nutrition on point this month as much as possible, and get to work on my backyard gym immediately upon stepping foot in FL permanently :)

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:29 pm 
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Hey how are you guys doing? Spent my birthday in Madison, which was absolutely amazing. Mother Fools, El Dorado Grill, Green Owl, Monty's Blue Plate, Willalby's, Roman Candle Pizza, One Barrel Brewing, New Glarus, dipping our toes in Monona, driving out to the middle of nowhere and just listening to the quiet, farmers' market, the capital building at night - all the stuff you probably grew up around, but totally new for us. It was AWESOME.

Hope you are well!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:30 am 
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Are posts getting deleted? There are posts missing from my log and I think from others' logs as well.

Either way, getting back into the swing of things has been slow. This gym has a lot of closed days. I guess it's appropriate for the time being while I work on and save for my backyard setup, but it's less than ideal.
My deadlift strength has plummeted with 1.5 months off and it feels pretty shitty. I will fight my way back up, though.

Deadlift
5x135lbs
5x165lbs
5x190lbs
1x220lbs (shot for 5, couldn't even break it after the first. totally demoralizing.)
5x185lbs

Incline Press
8x45
8x55
8x65
8x75
5x80

Squat
5x75lbs
5x95lbs
2x5x115lbs

SLDLs
4x10x115lbs

Front Squats
4x10x95lbs

Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns
12x70lbs
3x12x80lbs

Lateral Raise
3x10x10lbs
10x5lbs (superset with...)
Alternating Curls
3x10x15lbs
10x10lbs
10x5lbs

I can't wait to just lift in my backyard ugh I don't like going to the gym but I love lifting, gotta find that compromise.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:32 pm 
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That's it, I've done it. I made an appointment with a guy trying to sell a home gym setup before moving for tonight, and it's everything that I want. 300lbs of plates + bar, adjustable bench (flat/incline), squat rack, lat pulldown and a leg curl, all in one piece of equipment. It may take some finagling to figure out how to modify my sessions when I don't have specific machines or dumbbells (for the moment, I'm sure I'll get some soon), but I think this is the best possible thing for me. Plus, the fact that I'm bringing home a gym has gotten my girlfriend excited and she wants to start lifting with me which I am really, really, really stoked about. This is the best news I've gotten about my fitness desires in a long time, and I'm really happy. I just hope the unit is as nice in person as it looks in the photos, and if it is, it's comin home with me tonight and I'll set it up for tomorrow's session. Cross your fingers for me!!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:02 pm 
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Wish you the best of luck ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:34 pm 
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Good to see you back! And, not going to lie, I'm pretty jealous about that setup - sounds freakin sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:43 pm 
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maybenot wrote:
Wish you the best of luck ;)


Thanks buddy!

esqinchi wrote:
Good to see you back! And, not going to lie, I'm pretty jealous about that setup - sounds freakin sweet!


Yeah, I'm really excited. Turns out I can't pick it up til Sunday, but I'm just going to take today and tomorrow to clean and get the space ready for it. I'll get some pictures up when it's home - it's bright yellow! Hopefully it's as good as it seems, if so, I'm all set!
Now, of course I'll need to get a tire for flips, and a sled for yard exercising, and all of the other fun home gym things ;) but i'll all come in time

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