Get Ripped or Die Trying

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#496 Postby esqinchi » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:40 pm

Tuesday, December 16, 2014:

Upper Body Mega Day

1. Incline Bench - 3 x 12 @ 160lbs
2. Delt Fly - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
3. Decline Row - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
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4. Chin Up - 3 x 15
5. Lateral Raise - 3 x 12 @ 25lbs
6. Military Press - 3 x 15 @ 70lbs
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7. Decline Chest Fly - 3 x 15 @ 70lbs
8. Close Grip Curls - 3 x 15 @ 55lbs
9. Skullcrushers - 3 x 15 @ 55lbs

Felt good to get in a solid pump today, after eating a bunch of junk over the weekend. I'm honestly ready for the holidays and football eating schedule to be over - getting fat over here! lol Anyhow, I've also been sleeping horribly, so I'm surprised I could muster this much on a weekday. Anyway, my internet's been spotty again, so I'll keep this short. Legs tomorrow.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#497 Postby esqinchi » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:54 pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014:

:psycho: Legs :psycho:

1. Front Squat - 3 x 15 @ 100lbs
2. Squat Jumps - 3 x 15
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3. Single Leg Deadlift - 3 x 15* @ 55lbs
4. Skate Jumps - 3 x 15*
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5. Bulgarian Split Squat - 3 x 15* @ 70lbs
6. Lunge Jumps - 3 x 20

Every leg day about an hour before I hit the weights I start to bemoan my intentions. Why must legs be such a task? There's no real fun way about it, I guess except for doing deadlifts. Lunges, jumps, etc.; just not fun. Oh well, I'll reap the benefits yet, and at least I don't have little bird legs and a hilariously off-balance upper body to boot. Almost gave up before the last superset, but managed to push through despite feeling really hungry at the time. Came upstairs and destroyed a big salad, some beyond meat crumbles, and quinoa and broccoli. I really love greens. They taste so damn good.

Going to hit up core tomorrow, and maybe some light cardio as I plan to go out to lunch.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#498 Postby C.O. » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:29 am

I started a beer blog, if you want to check it out its pimpinaintyeasty.blogspot.com

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#499 Postby esqinchi » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:35 am

C.O. wrote:I started a beer blog, if you want to check it out its pimpinaintyeasty.blogspot.com


Dude, sweet! I'm all over this.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#500 Postby esqinchi » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:28 pm

Thursday, December 18, 2014:

Core Day - 3 Rounds, Rest 30 Seconds

1. Stability Ball Knee Driver x 20
2. Side Bends x 20* @ 45lbs
3. Decline Situp x 15 @ 25lbs
4. Hanging Oblique Raise x 20

Despite being super sore from leg training yesterday, I decided to get in a little bit of core work. I was planning on doing four rounds of this, but I got hungry at the end of the third, and just packed it in. Anyhow, not much else going on - listening to this Serial podcast, so I'm kind of hung up at the moment. Full body on Saturday!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#501 Postby EdensDemise » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:10 am

I am always following your log, and i like to see your great results, and i am pretty curious about that single leg deadlift, never heard of it!
Keep up!
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#502 Postby esqinchi » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:31 am

EdensDemise wrote:I am always following your log, and i like to see your great results, and i am pretty curious about that single leg deadlift, never heard of it!
Keep up!


Hey thanks! I appreciate the encouragement. Here's a video of single leg deadlift - they are so good! They really hit the hamstring, and are great for balance. I should do them more often, really.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#503 Postby esqinchi » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:43 pm

Saturday, December 20, 2014:

The Twelve Reps of Christmas, a Superset for Me...

1. Incline Bench - 3 x 12 @ 165lbs
2. Lo-Hi Woodchopper - 3 x 12* @ 35lbs
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3. Deadlift - 3 x 12 @ 165lbs
4. Hamstring Curl - 3 x 24 (+1)
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5. Cross-Curls - 3 x 12* @ 50lbs
6. Overhead Tricep Press - 3 x 12* @ 25lbs

I love incline bench, really. Pullups are my second favorite, or maybe rows. Anyhow, today was fun training, and kind of took it easy as far as pace goes. Now time for some video games after a little cleaning up the house. Looking forward to some time off from work, and some holiday cheer.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#504 Postby esqinchi » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:04 pm

Tuesday, December 23, 2014:

Upper Body Day

1. Bench - 3 x 12 @ 170lbs
2. Row - 3 x 12 @ 140lbs
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3. Pullup Trio - 3 x 12
4. Circus Press - 3 x 12 @ 35lbs
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5. Curls - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
6. Bar Dips - 3 x 15

Nothing special today really, just wanted to get in a session before company arrives, and I go into the final few days of the holiday season. Ready for spring to show up, but we have the worst bit of winter to endure yet. At least with the second half of the season comes boredom rather than the stress of Christmastime. After this year, boredom shall receive a warm welcome. However, I do believe that I am in for considerable change over the coming months, so even the calm of boredom might be evasive. I would prefer, however, the opportunity to solidify my relationships and center my aim for future endeavors. Without being too vague, I would very much enjoy the opportunity to become a father. It is something I think about on a regular basis; an urge that has no discernible origination, other than that of my primal instinct. Hopefully this dream may come into fruition within a short period of time, though many changes are in order simply to bring about a greater change. Anyhow, that is really what has been on my mind as of late. Also, eating too much. Looking forward to cutting back and slimming down a bit after the new year begins.

I doubt I will train tomorrow, so to all reading, happy holidays!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#505 Postby esqinchi » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 27, 2014:

Full Body Quickset

1. Incline Bench - 3 x 15 @ 155lbs
2. Front Squat - 2 x 15 @ 100lbs
3. Incline Row - 2 x 15 @ 70lbs
4. Hammer Curl - 2 x 12 @ 50lbs
5. Military Press - 2 x 15 @ 70lbs
6. Russian Twist - 2 x 15 @ 35lbs
7. Close Stance Deadlift - 2 x 15 @ 100lbs
8. DB Skullcrusher - 2 x 15 @ 50lbs

Holidays = Family + Too Much Food/Beer + Stress + No Training = Generally Unhappy Me. Had to get this in today, even if it delayed our plans for the day. Haven't been "regular" for a few days, and it's really annoying. Generally disgusted with myself, and very restless; felt like I could sprint to the end of the Earth just wanting some time to myself. Anyhow, put on some heavy tunes and knocked this out quickly today. Broke a decent enough sweat to say it was worthwhile. Forgot how much I love training while listening to metal.
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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#506 Postby esqinchi » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:35 pm

Monday, December 29, 2014:

:boxer: Legs :boxer:

1. Sumo Squat - 3 x 12 @ 210lbs
2. Long Jump - 3 x 16
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3. Deadlift - 3 x 12 @ 170lbs
4. Football Drills - 3 x 4
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5. Lateral Single Leg Stepup on 12" Bench - 3 x 12* @ 70lbs
6. Skate Jumps - 3 x 24

Say what you will about squats and deadlifts, but damn if those single leg stepups were not the hardest mothers on Earth; I think they even best Bulgarian Split Squats. Maybe they seemed harder since they were at the end of the session? Anyhow, really focused on getting back on track diet-wise. I weighed in the other day at 169 and was super pissed at myself. Oh yeah, I ate a ton last week, and after all the junk food and stress of the season I think it finally caught up to me. Anyhow, I feel pretty good today, and diet is back in the right place. Definitely going to focus more on hydration in the future, as I was performing pitifully in that area as of late. Anyhow, speaking of eating - I'm starving now! Upper body tomorrow.

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#507 Postby esqinchi » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:11 pm

Tuesday, December 30, 2014:

Upper Body Supersets

1. Incline Bench - 3 x 15 @ 155lbs
2. Bent Over Row - 3 x 15 @ 150lbs
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3. Pullup Trio - 3 x 15
4. DB Front Raise - 3 x 15 @ 35lbs
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5. Military Press - 3 x 15 @ 70lbs
6. Decline Chest Fly - 3 x 15 @ 70lbs
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7. Curls - 3 x 15 @ 55lbs
8. Skullcrusher - 3 x 15 @ 55lbs

Fun to get in some volume today. Kind of took it easy pacing-wise, so it definitely could have been more intense; took about 60s+ between each set. Didn't break much of a sweat at all, but did get a solid pump. Grip strength is coming along nicely as well. I can tell my arms are getting bigger. Don't have much else going on, or to say, except that it's cold outside dammit. Got to thinking today that, beyond the holidays, there's really not much purpose for winter. It really is the worst season comparatively speaking. Anyhow, I'm hungry now, and looking forward to relaxing for the rest of the evening.

Was thinking of ordering Robert Cheeke's book and giving a go at some of the advice inside. I'd love to really lean out over the next few months. Has anyone here read it yet?

Core/Cardio tomorrow - last workout of the year!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#508 Postby C.O. » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:27 am

Happy New Year, thanks for your support and being active on the forum here!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#509 Postby esqinchi » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:30 pm

C.O. wrote:Happy New Year, thanks for your support and being active on the forum here!


Happy New Year dude! What are you drinking tonight? I picked up this Wild Sour gose "Here Gose Nothin" from Destihl Brewery last week, and found it to be pretty tasty. Here's what BA had to say... http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16389/111989/ My favorite is the one guy that says "I guess I don't like sours bc this tasted like the worst sour patch kid mixed with salt and vomit" HAHA pretty much!

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Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying

#510 Postby esqinchi » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:35 pm

Wednesday, December 31, 2014:

Last Workout of 2014 (Core Day! 2 Rounds, Rest 30 Seconds)

1. Decline Reverse Crunch x 20
2. Side Plank w/ Rotation x 15*
3. High Knees x 50
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4. Stability Ball Knee Driver x 20
5. Side Bends x 20 @ 45lbs
6. Burpees x 15
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7. Bicycle Abs x 50
8. Oblique Dips x 15*
9. Sprint Lunges x 8

Fun little session today, and managed to break a nice sweat. Had some classic rock tunes driving me, and couldn't help but sing along. I think I'm pretty excited for 2015 as this year was kind of rough overall. I have this feeling like I'm going to make some big and very positive changes, so hopefully my gut is accurate! Anyhow, not going to spend any more of this sunny day on the computer, but it's not like I'm going outside!

Happy New Year all!


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