Ekendra Goravani's progress photos.

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Re: Ekendra Goravani's progress photos.

#16 Postby Eksster » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:08 pm

Hey guys. I haven't been very active on here, but I'm back on now for more regular checking in. Thanks for the comments/ feedback. I haven't been working out much over the last 1.5 years or so. I've gotten back into it more heavily over the last few months though. I'm planning on keeping it a regular thing> but right now I'm dead set on getting "ripped." I'm doing a "pushing" and a "pulling" day. Alternating.

I start with abs each time, and for the pushing I do dumbbell press's at all angles vertical to decline. Then cable fly's at all angles starting with upwards. Followed by tricps. I throw dips in when I feel like it. Some times at the end or the beginning. For tri's I've been liking cable bull downs with a curved bar. At the rec center at least, I start with 180 and decrease by 10 lbs till I'm at 80 doing burn out reps each time.

For pulling it's burnout pull ups 3 sets or so. Then individual lat pull downs. I use the crossover technique and pull down at 75° from horizontal. I do burn out sets descending in weight. I do my workouts in general by feel. I'm very in tune with my body. Then I do the back of the shoulder in a similar way using the same machine, just one arm at a time. Then biceps. I've lately been liking the cable bicep curl with the same curved bar for triceps.

One of my latest developments I especially employ when it comes to my pecs I might call a "Top off" motion. Where instead of going the full motion, I restrict it to the last part of the distance. In cable fly's this would be starting from where your hands meet, then crossing them as far as you can go. I've been getting great results from it. Kind of like the middle of 7 ups. I mix it into a set.

This is kind of a progress shot. Update at least. I want to increase development on my pecs biceps, delts, abs, quads, calves, toes (jk). So basically everything. I'm going to be getting a tattoo in a little over a month, and I want to get bigger and stay bigger for that. It will make it so that when I go to the gym without a vegan shirt, my left tricep will have me covered ;-) Yea, and the tricep is my favorite muscle and I want em bigger ;-)
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Re: Ekendra Goravani's progress photos.

#17 Postby tuc » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:25 pm

Your pecs are awesome!
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#18 Postby Eksster » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:37 am

I took these today for a clearer view of where I'm at right now.
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Thanks for all the great feedback. I love it.
BTW I'm 183 lbs

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#19 Postby Richard » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:06 am

YYyyyyyeaahhhh!
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#20 Postby chewybaws » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:39 pm

Nice! Looking good all round man. Chest/abs/tris especially. Keep it up!

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#21 Postby Fallen_Horse » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:01 pm

Yeah buddy!
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#22 Postby Eksster » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:00 am

185 now. My goal is to reach 200 lbs as soon as possible with of course keeping the fat percentage down. I've said a years time is the limit, but I feel like I can get there in months. My legs have not been worked in years the way my other guys have, so there's a lot of mass growth potential there, and I feel a whole new relationship with muscle building these days. Everything just seems easy! I have a theory that that's just because I love the pain/ feeling of pushing it, so I do crazy sets, then the muscle follows. And lately, this relationship feels like it's moved to a new level. Perhaps just where I'm at in life at the moment coupled with the age my body is. I don't know, but good times. Shred it!

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#23 Postby Eksster » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:45 pm

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Still about 185 lbs. Seeing great progress in the gym. Been really focusing on shoulders and upper pecs. Been doing power cleans and lots of handstands to start off the workouts. Anyway, things are good and I'm really enjoying lifting and gym time. I'm trying to get consecutive hand stand jumps down. I'm seeing improvement there, but it's a process.

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#24 Postby Fallen_Horse » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:34 pm

Congrats, solid progress. Keep it up! :boxer:
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#25 Postby Vegan Joe » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:50 pm

Looks like you're been putting in some hard work. :popcorn:

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#26 Postby Eksster » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:06 pm

Haven't been on here in a while and limited on time at the moment. I want to put up some current lifting stats. There may be a different thread that is better to post the info at, but for now I'll do it here.

Bench 250
Back Squat 240
Front Squat 200
Overhead Squat 95
Clean 200
Dead Lift 370
Pull Up +70 lb
Hand Stand 60 sec

I've been getting my numbers up with "Plant Fit" via Ed Bauer, focusing on perfect form and other strong vegans present for all the lifts. Ed's got us learning all the olympic lifts and supporting us in getting big numbers. I'd have to say, my biggest goal is to get (ok two of them) my bench up above 305 (benched 305 in high school), and any 3 lifts totaling 1000 lbs!

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#27 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:30 pm

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#28 Postby robert » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:18 am

Great to train with you the other day. You're getting real strong man! Stronger than I've ever been on deadlifts and possibly for other exercises too!

Way to keep consistent and take things up a notch. Have fun training with Aaron, Ed and the others.

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#29 Postby Eksster » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:46 pm

So reaching 200 is not a goal of mine :-P I didn't work out much in my last couple years of a relationship, and I now have some work to put in to get to a base I feel good about. I was 192 a couple weeks ago, 186/7 now. I'm also focussing on squats as the core of my lifting, followed by a special emphasis on shoulders to support my break dancing passions. I look forward to getting bigger and leaner.

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#30 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:54 am

Great work man, you look great. Keep it up !!
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