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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:20 am 
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Saturday, July 12, 2014:

Interrupted Session

1. Bench 3 x 10/15/15 at 185/165/165lbs
2. Row 3 x 12 @ 140lbs

And then these guys came over to fix our gutters, and I spent the rest of the day just working on the house.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:22 am 
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vegan_rossco wrote:
Worst friend ever award goes to.. Ross Cosgrove!
Hey man, sorry I've not been in touch! So happy to see you're still killing it bud! Am currently trying to catch up with your journal haha!
In regards to your weight gain, it's very likely muscle! Especially since your training is so intense, your bound to have made some size increases, do you have those weird things that test your body fat percentage? I would go by that rather than the scales :)


Haha - He Lives! Thanks for checking in mate. I hope you are doing well buddy. I do have a set of calipers that I use from time to time. Haven't checked on it in a while so I'll have to do that this coming weekend. I'll comment on your journal here in a minute... I'm pretty hungover today haha

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:31 pm 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014:

Day of Rest

Needed to take today off from training after a long weekend of partying too much, and not sleeping enough. Was falling asleep at my post today at work. Going to lay off the booze for a week or so. Drinking beers is a lot of fun, and beer is delicious, but I'm tired of feeling so terrible the next day. Seems like it takes me until Monday to completely recover, and by then the week has already begun again, and I've achieved little in the way of rest/recovery. I'll get back at it tomorrow, but I fell asleep on the train ride home, and that's usually an indicator that I'm just beat overall.

Made a pot of steamed veggies for dinner. For some reason potato tastes so good lately. Here's a pic

(Zucchini, Brussels sprouts, red pepper, broccoli, potato, tomatoes, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, sriracha, nutritional yeast)


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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:30 pm 
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014:

Upper Body Day

1. Bench - 3 x 15 @ 155lbs
2. Row - 3 x 15 @ 140lbs

3. Curl + Arnold Press - 3 x 12 @ 50lbs
4. Delt Fly - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs

5. Bar Dips - 3 x 15
6. Elevated Aussie Pullups - 3 x 15

Back in the saddle today. Felt good to get in it after a few days off. A little bit queasy at the end though, not really sure why. Took this at a slower pace as I am apparently still working through last weekend; fell asleep on the train home again. Rows were a PB today, which is cool. I remember a couple months ago when I tried that much weight and could only must maybe 8 reps. Same goes with the delt fly. Seems like I really gained strength in not that much time at all. Thinking about buying some more plates so I can increase loads and still perform multiple exercises in a single set. Legs tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Thursday, July 17, 2014:

Legs

1. Sumo Squat - 3 x 12 @ 200lbs
2. Squat Jumps - 3 x 15

3. Close Stance Deadlift - 3 x 15 @ 155lbs
4. HighKnees - 3 x 50

5. Bulgarian Split Squat - 3 x 12* @ 70lbs
6. Buttkicks - 3 x 50

First off, I haven't been eating enough. Hands down. I calculated my calories this morning, and found that even with an additional and unexpected 280 cals from a raw juice this afternoon, by 3:00pm, I had only consumed 1,000 calories. I should probably be at around 1,500 cals by noon. So, Step 1: eat more.

Training today was pretty solid. I really like mixing up deadlifting technique, and found this one to be especially tough on the hamstrings. Split squats are always tough but today I could tell I've been neglecting my stabilizers. Pumped that I could put up 200# on the sumo squats. I miss doing regular squats, but I still don't have a mirror or pad, and the rack I have currently just doesn't seem all that reliable.

Huge salad for dinner. Taking tomorrow off, then doing some bodyweight stuff on Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:01 pm 
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Saturday, July 19, 2014:

Full Body + Core (3 Rounds, Rest 2 Minutes)

1. Offset Pushups x 20 (one hand higher than the other, up on some stacked plates, shift between hands)
2. Reverse Decline Leg Raise x 20
3. Burpee to Curlp & Arnold Press x 12 @ 50lbs
4. Elevated Oblique Dips x 15*
5. Renegade Rows x 12* @ 25lbs*
6. Russian Twist x 20*

Great training today after doing some solid yard work. I love having a lawn to mow, edge, water, and plants to care for. I got to bust out the leaf blower today as well, which was fun. Not drinking tonight, so I will hopefully get some good rest in. My left eyelid is twitching, which usually means I'm stressed/unrested. Been eating dried fruit all day like crazy. Trader Joes has these freeze dried banana chips that are awesome, along with dried sliced pineapple, which are incredible! Going to make some tofu tortas (mexican sandwich) tonight with avocado spread. I'm putting it on challah bread, so it will be a little diffferent - and fun! Also, doing some baked beans, and mac-n-cheeze. Anyhow, off to make some awesome food! I'll post up some pics, and links to recipes later.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:46 pm 
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014:

UpperBody Day (3 Rounds, Rest 3 Minutes)

1. Close Grip Bench Press x 15 @ 115lbs
2. Burpees x 15
3. Single Arm Row x 15* @ 80lbs
4. Highknees x 50
5. Pistol Grip Pullups x 12
6. Decline DB Static Bench x 15* @ 70lbs
7. Bench Dips x 20
8. Cross Curls x 15 @ 50lbs

Solid training today. Higher intensity than usual, and in volume. PB on the single arm rows. Really missing having heavier dumbbells, but I can't decide if I'd rather have a few more lighter plates to progress in other areas, or just a couple of heavy DBs to put up every now and then. I always felt like I had a stronger bench with DBs over barbell. Oh well, I suppose I'm doing just fine equipment-wise. Applying for new jobs lately, so that means I'll likely have to give up my awesome schedule sometime soon. REALLY not looking forward to that day... I'll just make the most of what I have left! Core tomorrow.

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