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

#106 Postby MattSxvx » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:44 am

My partner at work wanted to hit the gym so we went over to the fire departments gym while on shift. I just did a few deadlifts and leg presses.

BB Deadlift: (raw, nothing, no belts, chalk, etc)
135x12, 225x11, 315x5

Leg press (light stuff):
280x12, 420x12, 520x12 (all the weight they had)

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

#107 Postby MattSxvx » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:04 pm

Workout for today. No dead lifts because i did some yesterday.

Chin/neutral/wide grip supersets: 12 for each excercise with no rest inbetween x 2 sets (assisted, kills my forearms)

Warm up

Stretch

Seated DB Shoulder Press:
35x12, 40x12, 45x12, 55x7, 55x9 (went back for more, had no spotter :/)

Decline Plate Pullovers:
45 lb plate x 16 reps x 4 sets

3 rounds around the gym farmers carry with 45 lb Plates.

1700 jump ropes

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

#108 Postby MattSxvx » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:24 pm

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

#109 Postby kareno » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:31 am

Hey Matt! Great job with your journaling! I'm one of the VB&F team members, and we got your email request to have your journal reviewed for eligiblity. We'll be shipping out prize packages beginning mid-month! Great job! Hope you'll stick around the forum and continue to post and be a valuable member of this online community!

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

#110 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:38 am

Progress?.. Yep, looking great mate !! Keep up the great work, you are obviously doing something right. Cool photo you just posted up.
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#111 Postby MattSxvx » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:50 am

Thanks guys. I will be around forever. Never satisfied.

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

#112 Postby MattSxvx » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:43 pm

Todays workout:

Warm up

Stretch

Bi/Tri Supersets/Circuits (did hammer curls for 30's in each hand x 40 reps today on first set (best by 4 reps)

1800 jump ropes with iso bi/tri holds in between sets

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

#113 Postby MattSxvx » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:55 pm

Boss man says I have to eat 3300-3500 calories a day now. Eating as many green beans as humanly possible right now hoping I turn into the Green Giant or The Hulk.

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

#114 Postby MattSxvx » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:39 pm

Went back and did some HIIT, plyo, and did some lunges.

10 minutes HIIT on treadmill

Speed rope intervals

Explosive Jump Squats

Broad Jumps

Dumbell Weighted Walking Lunges (first time doing them, weight in each hand):
55's(110)x7 steps, 55's(110)x8 steps (I underestimated how hard these are)

Plate Walking Lunges (45 lb plate held overhead):
45 lb plate x 16 steps x 3 sets

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

#115 Postby MattSxvx » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:08 am

20 mins of fasted brisk walk.

At work for 24 hours today so no weights. Rest day.

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

#116 Postby vegansludge » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:39 pm

MattSxvx wrote:Eating as many green beans as humanly possible right now hoping I turn into the Green Giant or The Hulk.


Big Green Machine, mate. Last photo is insane. Traps are looking huge.
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#117 Postby MattSxvx » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:42 pm

Thanks! I am happy with results thus far. I am kind of unsure about adding more calories though. We will see how it goes. Derek is the boss though.

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

#118 Postby vegansludge » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:26 pm

MattSxvx wrote:Thanks! I am happy with results thus far. I am kind of unsure about adding more calories though. We will see how it goes. Derek is the boss though.


I feel you. I've been putting off bumping my calories up for a while. Former fat kid syndrome and all. However, sometimes bumping up your calories actually helps you drop fat because you've been, unknowingly, eating less than your TDEE.
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#119 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:41 am

vegansludge wrote:I've been putting off bumping my calories up for a while. Former fat kid syndrome and all. However, sometimes bumping up your calories actually helps you drop fat because you've been, unknowingly, eating less than your TDEE.

DO IT !!!!!!!

4,000cals is quite an achievement if you can manage that kind of intake daily. All the best :D
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Re: New Log (mattsxvx) IF + Treesize's 5x5

#120 Postby MattSxvx » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:20 pm

Had a completely god aweful 24 hour shift yesterday. Got off work 2 hours late, pretty much zero sleep. Have not been able to sleep today because i had to go do orientation for my new job. I feel gross again today. Going to try to take a bunch of green tea and head to the gym and see how that goes. I feel so beaten and unmotivated all of a sudden.


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