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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#226 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:37 am

I've been lifting, but I haven't been recording much of anything. I was up and on the grind at 5:30am today, got through a really solid session. I'm already feelin it. All of my weights are totally approximate because I still have no real idea how much my bar weighs (I'm guessin 10lbs) and I don't have any interest in having a scale in my house so I may never really know and I don't really care much right now. I scraped my usual heavy low-rep stuff today and focused on some volume. I really hope I can find a tire sometime soon, that would be a perfect addition.

Squats
5x10x120lbs
Straight-Arm Pulldowns
4x10x60lbs

Bent Over Rows
5x10x80lbs
Shrugs
5x12x80lbs

Barbell-Loaded Lunges
3x10x60lbs
SLDL
3x10x100lbs

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#227 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:34 am

Shoulders today. I feel sore and excellent. I'm going to get really fucking big this year.

OHS
5x10x55lbs
Oblique Side Bend
4x10x45lbs

Incline Press
4x10x65lbs
Plate Front Raise
3x10x25lbs
Lateral Raise
3x10x10lbs

OHP
3x10x45lbs
10x40lbs
10x30lbs
Arnold Press
3x10x10lbs

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#228 Postby esqinchi » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:02 pm

Hey, how are things going? So, my wife and I were talking the other day about Madison, and I mentioned you . . . Turns out she follows you on instagram - small world! Training looks solid by the way. I love the motivation!

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#229 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:25 am

esqinchi wrote:Hey, how are things going? So, my wife and I were talking the other day about Madison, and I mentioned you . . . Turns out she follows you on instagram - small world! Training looks solid by the way. I love the motivation!


Hah, totally small world! Are you on IG? What's your wife's IG name? The vegan strength community is small but I see it gettin bigger every day. Training is going well, I'm really sore from hitting more volume this week but it's feeling good for the moment so I'm going to stick with it. I love powerlifting and hitting heavy weights but I just need a little break and this is workin for me :)

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#230 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:51 am

Bi/tri day today. I'm trying to keep things fun while having somewhat minimal equipment at home (not even dumbbell handles, so I'm just grabbing plates and working my grip extra whenever I want to do unilateral movements). It's fun and effective. Last night I worked on some pushup variations, too, just for fun and to burn off some steam. My typewriter pushup game is not very strong yet, but it's coming along. I really love playing with calisthenics, I think I'll be working them in more when I don't feel like pulling full sessions/am too sore to lift heavy.
Anyway, 5:30am today looked like this:

Barbell Curls
20x30lbs
3x12x45lbs
Pushdown w/30-50lb resistance band
20xlow resistance
3x12xhigh resistance

Close Grip Bench
12x30lbs
12x45lbs
2x12x50lbs
Concentration Curls
4x12x14lbs
Jump Rope
3x45sec

21's
3x21x30lbs
Bodyweight Tricep Extensions
3x12

Tomorrow more squats and rows, bigger and bigger and bigger. Holding off on deadlifts until this weekend, when I can hit them in the afternoon when I'm all carbed up from a big breakfast and then spend the rest of the day on the couch stretched out and eating. Probably bench/chest on Friday. I don't plan to take any days off until Sunday, I'm enjoying this sore as hell/ripped to shreds feeling too much.

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#231 Postby esqinchi » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:59 pm

BeansNBroccoli wrote:
esqinchi wrote:Hey, how are things going? So, my wife and I were talking the other day about Madison, and I mentioned you . . . Turns out she follows you on instagram - small world! Training looks solid by the way. I love the motivation!


Hah, totally small world! Are you on IG? What's your wife's IG name? The vegan strength community is small but I see it gettin bigger every day. Training is going well, I'm really sore from hitting more volume this week but it's feeling good for the moment so I'm going to stick with it. I love powerlifting and hitting heavy weights but I just need a little break and this is workin for me :)


I'll PM you our IG names - I'm a little weird about putting stuff like that on here.

I love volume training so much. Really seems to work for me. Heavy weights just gets boring after even a short while, so I find that I end up combining volume with heavy weights (or at least trying to), which is typically a bad thing; just ask my back.

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#232 Postby C.O. » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:02 pm

Yeah, I agree, who needs a scale. Are you making progress with the amount of weight you are lifting? I'd say that is an more important measurement right?

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#233 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:47 am

C.O. wrote:Yeah, I agree, who needs a scale. Are you making progress with the amount of weight you are lifting? I'd say that is an more important measurement right?


Definitely making progress!! It's also a little weird lifting in the morning when for the past year I've been training in the afternoon/evening - I definitely can't push around as much weight in the AM before I've had real food or the day to warm up. But I'm seeing physical changes and I feel strong and getting stronger, so I'm happy :)

esqinchi wrote:I'll PM you our IG names - I'm a little weird about putting stuff like that on here.

I love volume training so much. Really seems to work for me. Heavy weights just gets boring after even a short while, so I find that I end up combining volume with heavy weights (or at least trying to), which is typically a bad thing; just ask my back.


Happy to get to follow you both now! I think I'm going to try to mix in a power day a couple times a week and just get under something heavy, but the volume is really fun right now. It's good to change things up! :D

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#234 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Yesterday hit legs/back, which looked mostly like this

Squat
5x10x120lbs
Oblique Bends
5x12x45lbs

Rows
5x12x80
Shrugs
5x15x80

Barbell Lunges (each leg)
5x10x60lbs
Straight Arm Pulldowns
5x12x50lbs


Today hit arms, a little like this

Barbell Curls
20x32lbs
4x12x50lbs
Pushdown w/30-50lb resistance band
20xlow resistance
3x12xhigher resistance than last time ;)

Close Grip Bench
12x45lbs
12x50lbs
3x12x60lbs
Resistance Band Curls (one arm)
3x12xhigh resistance

21's
3x21x32lbs
Bodyweight Tricep Extensions
3x12

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#235 Postby esqinchi » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:19 pm

I had myself a chuckle today when I realized why my "explore" IG feed has recently filled itself with super ripped ladies. :wink: :lol:

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#236 Postby EdensDemise » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:44 am

Heyy hows it going? Long time I didn't follow and I can see from your YouTube videos you are lifting great!! Keep up:)
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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#237 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:38 pm

Whoa, it has been way too long since I logged here (thanks esqinchi for reminding me ;)). I've been liftin heavy, but I've mostly moved over to IG for keeping myself accountable and the old pen and pad for logging. In the past couple months I've started counting macros and re-started myself on Starr's 5x5. When I restarted the 5x5 I made the decision to jump down considerably in weights and focus hard on form. Now I'm using it a little more loosely (mainly splitting squats to the night before, then in the morning doing push/pull) and adding in extra sessions because my recovery time has been phenomenal lately. My body feels fantastic and I'm smashing PRs weekly. I thought I might throw up what I've been up to in the past week, and then try to keep myself accountable to coming on here and logging at least every few days. For the sake of ease for myself, I'm just going to record the weight I loaded on the bar because I still don't know how much my bar weighs. When I want to calculate out exact weights I usually assume the bar is 16lbs, but I'm mostly concerned with moving bigger weights every day and not what they are exactly. I have dumbbell handles now and I know their weight, so whenever I use those I know exactly how much I'm loading.
Also, Florida is a beautiful wonderland and I pretty much never want to leave.

My maxes have really jumped up in the past two weeks. I still don't have a scale or interest in one, but from general aesthetics and the way my clothes fit me I'd guess I'm still hanging out between 140-145lbs. In the past two weeks I've finally gotten past the 200lb squat mark (hit ~212lbs for a double last night!) and the 100lbs benchpress mark (~106lbs for 6 this morning!). My deadlifts have been slower in coming back from when I took almost a month off while moving, but they're still my strongest lift (hit a really clean 225 for 5 last week, which is about where I was 6 months ago but vastly improved from where I started back up 4 months ago).

Feb22

SQUATS
5x32.8kg
5x42kg
5x52kg
5x62kg
5x72.8kg
2x78.8kg
2x82.8kg
2x85.6kg
3x74.8kg
3x74.8kg
7x74.8kg (AMRAP)

Feb23

BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUATS
10x20kg
8x24.8kg
8x30.8kg
8x36.8kg
8x40.8kg

BENCH PRESS
5x16kg
5x22.8kg
5x28.8kg
5x34.8kg
5x38.8kg
3x40.8kg
4x40.8kg
4x40.8kg

BARBELL ROWS
5x22.8kg
5x26.8kg
5x32.8kg
5x38.8kg
5x46.8kg


Feb24

OHS
10xbar
10x8kg
10x16kg
10x22.8kg
10x26.8kg

PUSH PRESS
8x22.8kg
8x26.8kg
5x28.8kg
5x30.8kg

LATERAL RAISE
4x15x12.8lbs

BARBELL CURL
4x10x16kg (SS with...)
DUMBBELL OVERHEAD EXTENSION
4x10x39.2lbs


Feb25

SQUAT
5x32.8kg
5x42kg
5x52kg
5x52kg

INCLINE DB PRESS
8x26lbs
8x30.4lbs
8x34.8lbs
8x39.2lbs
8x39.2lbs

CONVENTIONAL DEADs
5x58kg
5x70.8kg
5x82.8kg
5x95.6kg
8x72.9kg


Feb26

CGBP
8x16kg
8x22.8kg
3x8x30.8kg
9x30.8kg

DUMBBELL BENCH PRESS
5x39.2lbs
7x39.2lbs
9x34.8lbs
8x34.8lbs

INCLINE FLIES
12x17.2lbs
10x21.6lbs
2x8x26lbs

BENCH PRESS
7x30.8kg
3x10x26.8kg

Ab work + 1.0mi cool-down run


Feb27

SQUATS
5x34.8kg
5x44kg
5x54kg
5x62.8kg
3x74.8kg
3x78.8kg
3x80.8kg
3x82.8kg
2x84.8kg
2x6x72.8kg

HAMMER CURLS
12x26lbs
2x10x28.2lbs

PINWHEEL CURLS
2x12x26lbs
12x21.2lbs

HAMMER CURL BURNOUTS
2x15x21.2lbs


March01

SQUATS
5x34.8kg
5x44kg
5x54kg
5x64.8kg
5x74.8kg
2x82.8kb
2x86.8kg
2x88.8kg (approx 212lbs for a double!!!!!!!!!!)
5x74.8kg


March02

FRONT SQUAT
8x22.8kg
8x30.8kg
8x40kg
3x8x48kg

SINGLE LEG EXTENSION
3x15x19.4kg

BENCH PRESS
5x16kg
5x22.8kg
5x28.8kg
5x34.8kg
5x40kg
2x6x40kg (approximately 106lbs with full comp legal pauses at the bottom!!!!!!)

BARBELL ROWS
5x22.8kg
5x28.8kg
5x34.8kg
5x40kg
5x48kg

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#238 Postby esqinchi » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:40 am

So good to see you back on here! Those are some serious numbers you're putting up there. Physique looks ripped as well - so congrats! We went up to Madison last weekend - great time! Hope you are doing well.

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#239 Postby BeansNBroccoli » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:07 pm

esqinchi wrote:So good to see you back on here! Those are some serious numbers you're putting up there. Physique looks ripped as well - so congrats! We went up to Madison last weekend - great time! Hope you are doing well.


Thanks a lot!! I've been a lot more focused lately with the home gym, I love not having to go anywhere to work out and being able to get a session in easy in the morning before work. How are plans going for the great move out of Chicago??


Session this AM!
March04

Squats
5x34.8kg
5x44kg
2x5x54kg

Incline DB Press
5x26lbs
5x30.4lbs
Couldn't get my next sets up - must not've been warmed up enough, got frustrated, decided to deadlift angry instead of continuing to try to bench press

Conventional Deads
5x60kg
5x72.8kg
5x84.8kg
4x97.6kg (ugly, but i locked them out and probably could've gotten a fifth - but it would've decimated me for the day so i left it in the tank)
2x5x85.6kg

Reverse Grip Barbell Rows
2x12x34.8kg
2x12x36.8kg

Plate Curl
3x20x20kg

Barbell Curls
8x16kg
8x16kg, 8x12kg, 15x8kg drop sets

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Re: Getting Serious about Getting Big

#240 Postby EdensDemise » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:51 pm

Finally you´re back :D
happy to see you are still going strong
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