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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#76 Postby MattSxvx » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:56 pm

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It is really hard to actually flex and take photos. I apologize for the shakiness and terrible lighting.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#77 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:35 pm

Congrats on the 5.30/mile, that's pretty speedy!
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#78 Postby MattSxvx » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:03 pm

I was huffing it when i got to the gym. It got me pretty pumped for the workout though seeing as my warm up set for alternating hammer curls was 30sx30reps.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#79 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:06 pm

MattSxvx wrote:I was huffing it when i got to the gym. It got me pretty pumped for the workout though seeing as my warm up set for alternating hammer curls was 30sx30reps.

Nice !! 8)
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#80 Postby MattSxvx » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:30 pm

Ate a lottttt today. But I felt like I needed it after that workout. In fact I am pretty hungry at the moment but can not eat til 9 am tomorrow morning.

Calories: 3561
Fats: 97g
Sat fat: 17g
Carbs: 515g
Fiber: 101g
Sugar: 170g
Protein: 191g

Consisted of raw thai flavored tofu, 1 primal jerky, bean and pepper burrito on whole wheat tortilla, vega recover bar, 2 golden delicious apples, 2 servings almond milk, 2 servings raw mixed protein, 1 banana, 25 raw almonds, 4 figs, 6 dates, 7 oz whole wheat penne pasta mixed with spinach and 1.5 servings of veganaise and 1 serving earth balance light, vega sport, 1 gardein chicken scallopini cutlet, wheat wrap, peanut butter, blueberries, a few banana chips.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#81 Postby MattSxvx » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:53 pm

Day off today. Fastes for 18 hours. Todays nutrition:

Calories: 2976
Fats: 89g
Sat Fat: 11g
Carbs: 400g
Fiber: 70g
Sugar: 181g
Protein: 153g

Consisted of 2 servings raw oatmeal, 3 bananas, 1 serving soy milk light, 2 blocks raw tofu, 3 servings green beans, small apple, pretzels and hummus, 27 raw almonds, 2 slices ezekiel toast, 1 serving peanut butter, 2 servings of odwalla superfood green, 1 organic protein raw food bar, and 1 organic blueberry raw food bar.

Cant wait to train tomorrow.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#82 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:00 pm

Is your raw oatmeal exactly that, or do you soak it?

I like to soak mine overnight with flaxseed but quite often I'll eat it cold the next morning. Delicious!
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#83 Postby MattSxvx » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:08 pm

I just put it in some soy milk with bananas.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#84 Postby MattSxvx » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:34 pm

Came off a 36 hour shift and then had to errands, and then hit the gym. Fasted for 15.5 hours today. Todays workout was pretty good for the circumstances.

Ran to the gym (1 mile)

Stretch

BB Dead Lifts:
135x12, 225x8, 315x4 (tore a callous on my left hand OUCH), 315x2, 315x2, 315x2 (every time i got to two the pain in my left hand got to an almost unbearable point, thus no sets over 2 after that)

Seated DB Shoulder Press:
35sx14, 50sx8, 60sx5, 60sx6, 60sx7 (very happy with using 60s for three working sets, see last shoulder press day for reference)

Decline Bench Plate Pullovers:
5 sets of 45 lb plate x 15 reps (these were tough at the end, I think i only did 45 lbs at 5x10 last time i did them)

Then did some pull-ups/chin-ups on the assisted and lost track of weight/reps/sets because I just kept switching grips between neutral/chin/wide pull up/wide chin up (ouch) with little to no rest. My back is screaming already.

Incline DB Flys:
25sx17, 40sx7, 50sx6, 60sx5, 60sx5 (had help on last two reps of last set, glad i almost made it two sets on these 60s)

1150 jump ropes

Ran back home from gym (1 mile)

I think I need to cut my calories back a little. I have sort of stagnated my weight loss (3000-3200 kcal a day average), but this could also be due to other factors such as hardly any sleep at work on shift.

I am counseling with Derek Treesize for workouts/nutrition starting tomorrow to help get me to 8% bf. I will post some nutrition after the last meal.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#85 Postby mattpb » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:25 pm

Hey Matt, great thread you have here.
Just wanted to ask about the fasting,
why do you fast for so long each day?
What benefits do you get from this?

Not questioning what your doing just interested in what effect it has on your training
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#86 Postby MattSxvx » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:17 pm

Visit the leangains.com site. It helps with staying lean or losing bodyfat while gaining strength.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#87 Postby vegansludge » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:57 pm

01. Fucking nice Indecision shirt.
02. The fact that you run to the gym makes you that much harder.
03. Depending on how long you cut, you're going to be shredded by the end of it.
04. Holding your phone to take a picture while you're flexing is one of the most frustrating things in the world, especially if you're trying to do it after lifting to catch the "pump."
05. How long have you had your calories set at 3,000? I know when you start logging your intake was lower than that (if I remember correctly, I didn't look back) but since your activity is pretty high, I'd be curious to see how you'd do with dropping them back down.
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#88 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:27 am

I'm a big believer in fasting when done properly. I should get my arse into gear and have a go myself but I'm scared of it affecting my powerlifting training.

A few of my friends do it and they're definately not short on energy, they've always said I should give it a try but yeah... I guess I'm a bit of a pussy.
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#89 Postby MattSxvx » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:16 am

So far i actually find the daily fasting a lot easier than the traditional 6 meals a day approach. On IF i usually eat two large meals and a small meal or large snack. I dont have to cool alllllll damn day like i used to. I have actually been gaining strength and losing fat.

Thanks vegansludge, i am hovering around 15% bf right now and my goal is 8-10% bf for now. The original plan was 2000 which wound up being around 2400 a day, but with all the activity and working out i ended up eating around 3000-3200. I am going to try to start cutting back to 2500 and see what happens. Going to slowly bring them back down so i will probably do 2850 tomorrow.

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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#90 Postby MattSxvx » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:09 am

204.2 lbs this morning on the scale. Probably the lowest i have weighed since 7-8th grade.


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