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#76 Postby robert » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:44 pm

Dude, you are getting strong for your bodyweight, and for someone's bodyweight who is much heavier. Well done!

You also have the most awesomely shredded avatar on here!

Well done sir! Keep on rocking, for real.

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#77 Postby kurtjs » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:25 pm

robert wrote:Dude, you are getting strong for your bodyweight, and for someone's bodyweight who is much heavier. Well done!

You also have the most awesomely shredded avatar on here!

Well done sir! Keep on rocking, for real.


Thanks Rob, those comments mean a lot to me.

Back to the training. I got the 10 sets of 3 reps with 285 lbs today (straight bar deadlift). I had to use some chalk for the grip. The weight felt pretty heavy. I used more back and less leg than I would have liked. We'll see how I feel next week, regarding if I go up to 295 lbs or stay at 285 lbs and try and get some cleaner reps in.

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#78 Postby xveganjoshx » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:34 pm

This semester has been crazy for me too, but I'm all over the place so I'm on the forum more than I should be. :oops: Glad to see your still here though! :) Keep makin it happen bro! :twisted: 8)
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#79 Postby kurtjs » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:27 pm

Today (mon) was deadlift day again. I decided to go up even after last weeks workout. I got it!! 295 lbs for 10 sets of three reps (with belt and chalk for grip). The first 5 sets felt great. The last five sets sucked! But who cares, next week I hit my goal. It's a goal I've had in my head for way too long. 300 + lbs deadlift. Hey, I know to some people this is warm-up weight, but to me this is quite a bit. My weight is hovering around 143-146 lbs (depends on time of day).

(Next week I might just put 315 lbs on the bar and see if I can get a rep or two :D )

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#80 Postby kurtjs » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:29 pm

Last week I said I might cut back cals for a bit to give my stomach a break. That didn't work. I increased them this week. i'm up to 3300 cals / day. Man, that's a lot of food for this little body! But it won't be little for too much longer :wink:

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#81 Postby kurtjs » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:25 pm

One more week to get through and then spring break . . . almost half way through the semester. Training has been going great. This will be my last week on the current split/program that I've been doing. This week I hope to hit

Mon.
DEADLIFT
305lbs 10 sets of 3 reps

Weds.
BENCH
175 lbs 10 sets of 3 reps

Fri.
SQUAT
255 lbs 10 sets of 3 reps.

Hey, if I could increase each lift by 100lbs (405 dead, 275 bench, 355 squat = 1035 lbs) and still keep my current bodyweight . . . I bet I could be a national powerlifting champion :D

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#82 Postby kurtjs » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:48 pm

This was a great last week of lifting on the split that I was on. Here is a quick recap of last week.

Mon.
DEADLIFT
305lbs 10 sets of 3 reps (check)

Weds.
BENCH
175 lbs 10 sets of 3 reps (check)

Fri.
SQUAT
255 lbs 10 sets of 3 reps. (check)

It feels good to nail what you set out to do. I'm on spring break now (SB 08'). There will be lots of sleeping going on!! I'm taking this week off from the gym . . . sort of. . . i'm going to have a deload type week. My body feels a bit run down. I've been lifting 6 days a week for the past 8 weeks. I'll post some more info about what i plan to do once i get back to school. Until then.

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#83 Postby xveganjoshx » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:33 pm

kurtjs wrote:This was a great last week of lifting on the split that I was on. Here is a quick recap of last week.

Mon.
DEADLIFT
305lbs 10 sets of 3 reps (check)

Weds.
BENCH
175 lbs 10 sets of 3 reps (check)

Fri.
SQUAT
255 lbs 10 sets of 3 reps. (check)

It feels good to nail what you set out to do.

It is such an amazing feeling to set goals and achieve them! The definition of success! :D
kurtjs wrote:I'm on spring break now (SB 08'). There will be lots of sleeping going on!!

Do you mean gettin zzz's, or getting :butthead:? Either one is good, yeah buddy! :twisted:
kurtjs wrote:I'm taking this week off from the gym . . . sort of. . . i'm going to have a deload type week. My body feels a bit run down. I've been lifting 6 days a week for the past 8 weeks. I'll post some more info about what i plan to do once i get back to school. Until then.

Enjoy your time off! 8)
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#84 Postby kurtjs » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:35 am

xveganjoshx wrote:Do you mean gettin zzz's, or getting :butthead:? Either one is good, yeah buddy! :twisted:


Too funny Josh!! I'm sad to say that I'm still a member of the vegan singles club, although I've never posted about that. In other words, I'm getting some zzzzz's.

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#85 Postby kurtjs » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:33 pm

kurtjs wrote: I'm on spring break now (SB 08'). There will be lots of sleeping going on!! I'm taking this week off from the gym . . . sort of. . . i'm going to have a deload type week. My body feels a bit run down. I've been lifting 6 days a week for the past 8 weeks.


So this is what I said last weekend. ^^^^

And I didn't follow a word of it. I've actually gone to the gym 4 of the last 5 days and killed it!! I've been working out with my friend (NPC bodybuilder) at Gold's Gym in New Haven aka "The Supergym" http://www.thesupergym.com/

That place is so awesome. They have everything you could even want and then some. I can't wait until this summer when I join and can workout there everyday.

My friend has been doing some interesting workouts. He's been having some issues with his triceps and hamstrings (keeps pulling/tearing them). So he's been going lighter, but very high volume!! These workouts have been taking us 2+ hours. They involve some stability stuff (swiss balls, foam pads, . . .), pre-exhaust, and lots of supersets! (INSANE) The goal is to really fatigue and exhaust the muscle . . . and it works. We actually hit quads twice this week. Lets just say I'm glad to be sitting right now.

Okay . . . So I'll prob. take the next three days off (Sat, Sun, and Mon) and then kill it on Tues.

I've been playing with my calories a bit this week. I've still been taking in 3300-3400 cals per day but I switched up the macros a bit. Before I was taking in between 400-500 grams of carbs per day. Since Mon (and until next mon) I've lowered the carbs to 250-300 grams per day. Once next Tues comes around I'm going to jack the carbs up to 600-650 for three days and then settle baack at 450-500.

Where did i get this idea. I'll admit, I read muscle and fitness. I've read it for years and I still enjoy looking through it. This past month they had a huge nutrition special (most of the info I can't use . . . take a guess why) but one "tip" they said was to "flush the system" where you take your current carb intake and cut it in half for 10 days and then when you bring the carbs back up go above what you took in before. They give the example of eating 400g per day, then cutting back to 200-250 per day, then going up to 500 for a couple of days before leveling back at 400. I always try before I make comments. So I'm trying. I let you know how it turns out.

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#86 Postby xveganjoshx » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:44 pm

kurtjs wrote: I've been working out with my friend (NPC bodybuilder) at Gold's Gym in New Haven aka "The Supergym" http://www.thesupergym.com

Dude this gym looks so cool! I'm looking at it like a kid looks at a big playground! :lol: :P 8)
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#87 Postby kurtjs » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:49 pm

xveganjoshx wrote:
kurtjs wrote: I've been working out with my friend (NPC bodybuilder) at Gold's Gym in New Haven aka "The Supergym" http://www.thesupergym.com

Dude this gym looks so cool! I'm looking at it like a kid looks at a big playground! :lol: :P 8)


Josh . . . IT IS A PLAYGROUND!! With a little bit of the circus thrown in . . . there are a couple of freaks here and there :twisted:

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#88 Postby kurtjs » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:50 pm

Someone on the board asked me about my current nutrition, since I haven't posted my meals in a while here we go

Meal 1
Gemma protein
Nutribiotic Rice Protein
Oats
Ground Flax seeds
Grapefruit

Meal 2
Gemma Protein
Rice Protein
Brown Rice
Apple

Meal 3 (30 mins before workout)
Pre-workout cocktail
Mainly waxy-maize-starch (60g)
BCAA

Meal 4 (Immed. post workout)
Same as above

Meal 5 (about 1 to 1.5 hours after post workout shake)
Soy Boy Tempeh
Potato
Green Beans

Meal 6
Same as above with less potato

Meal 7
Vega
Steamed frozen veggies

Meal 8 (right before bed)
Gemma Protein
Rice Protein
Peanut Butter

Calories = 3336
Fat = 60 g
Carbs = 447 g
Fiber = 75 g
Protein = 252 g

I went to a good conference in Boston on Friday.

http://neacsm.org/updated/spring2008/meetingsframe.htm

Some good info. For me, these meetings are more about networking and getting my face out there. It's working . . . people know me.

Lifting is going well. Just started a new split for the next 8 weeks. My last 8 weeks before spring break I really focused on the squat, deadlift, and flat bench. I hit new PRs in the dead and flat bench so I'm pumped to do it again. I'm really trying to bring up (strength wise) my bent over row, incline bench, and front squats. I'd like to break 200 lbs on the front squat and would love to hit 225 lbs. We'll see what happens.

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#89 Postby kurtjs » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:47 pm

Things are crazy right now. I defend my undergraduate thesis this week. If anyone has done this, you know how I feel right now :confused1: :dontknow: :confused2: :wall4:

On a really funny note, I had to take a study break about 10 minutes ago and so I put my name into YAHOO! just for gits and shiggles. Look what I found:

http://www.getoutdoors.com/goblog/index ... lding.html

I have no clue what the hell this site is about. All I know is that I think this dipsh*t is saying I'm on steriods. :naka: :smt046

Thanks, you made my weekend!

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#90 Postby kurtjs » Thu May 22, 2008 9:25 pm

HEY-HO everyone. I know it has been while and too much has happened this last month to go into detail. Things are going well, here are some of the key points:

-I graduate with me BS tomm morning (May 23rd)
-I currently weigh 157 lbs in the eve and 154/5 lbs in the morn (I weighed 125 when this school year started back in Sept).
-My caloric intake is around 3600-3700 cals per day
-Lifting has been going very well. Hands down the strongest I've ever been. I hit 225 lbs on the front squat this week.
-Hopefully this summer I can keep gaining mass and strength. I would love to hit a solid 160 lbs by summer's end. It will be tough cause I eat all day and I'm going to be working a couple of different jobs this summer. Meals will be tough to squeeze in. I'll make do. I'll update lifting soon. I start my new routine June 1st. I go to a conference all next week, so that will be my recovery week.


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