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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Not sure if they offer treatments with the DRX-9000 spinal decompression machine in England (I know that some countries have pulled it from being offered because "the science does not support the claims"), but if you can find a way to get access to one, it might just change your life as far as how your lower back feels.

Here, it'll set you back $100-$125 per 22 minute session (as insurance won't cover it), but being where you're from, I'd suspect that you won't have the same problem with expenses should you find a way to get access to one, unless your health care system doesn't cover chiropractic-type treatments. Definitely worth a check, I can't talk about it enough for how much it saved me from being crippled before I'd get to be 40!

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:31 am 
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I'm planning on seeing the GP asap VE so hopefully it'll mean a referral & a scan.
I will mention the machine to see if any are in the area the GP may know of.

I'm hoping some proper physio ect will correct it but if it is disc related, which I'm now 99% certain of I doubt it'll help. Osteopath has done nothing for me

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:47 am 
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Thurs-14th-June cycle 6 week 2 (3x3)

Had a lay in thank fuck...so tired 

Main lift:

Bench press: (warm up sets 40kg x5 50kg x5 60kg x5) 72.5kg x3 82.5kg x3 92.5kg x3+4

Assistance:

Bench press: boring but big 72.5kg x10 62.5kg 2x10 52.5kg 2x10

Dumbbell rows: (per arm) 34kg x10 32kg x10 30kg x10  24kg x20 (performed as a Krock row)

Chin ups: 20 rep chins 10 reps hammers 20 reps narrow over hand grip lat pull down...switched to these as my right lat is sore

Tricep push downs: (extra tricep work) 4x15

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I'm feeling generally beat up atm. My right lat/armpit,shoulder area is a little sore. Bench felt heavy today & it was a struggle at the top set, I think it's time for a re-plot of my lifts...have gone 6 cycles so that's good going.

Did the tricep work because OHP is becoming a struggle so want to strength for when I re-program.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Had some acupuncture today at the Osteopath. Also mentioned my neck problem from
A car accident & he gave that a crack to:/

After my next session if nothing's any better he said its time for a referral...

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:10 am 
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Fri-16th-June cycle 6 week 2 (3x3)

So I'm not 100% sure my eating (in take wise) has been as good lately. Will have to keep on top of this.

So I'am feeling a little beat up. Have a few niggles so I think it's time to reprogram, will complete this last gaining week, deload & reprogram. The weights are fine in cycle 7 but trying to look at the future, not just a couple of cycles.

Main lift:
Squats: (warm up sets 55kg x5 70kg x5 82.5kg x5) 97.5ky x3 112kg x3 125kg x3
Assistance:
Squats: boring but big 97.5kg x10 82.5kg 2x10 70kg 2x10
Standing hamstring curls: 4x12

Abs: hanging knees raises (feels so much better on my back)

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As above really, also had my back cracked Thursday so prob why I wasn't really feeling this today. Just dragged Myself through it, had no pre idea of anything past the 3 reps.

As for next week (5/3/1 week) I may hit the core lift & just go do some machine work. Start a little recovery week prior to deload ready for reprogram.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:35 pm 
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Hope you're feeling well and strong again soon!

All the best, buddy!

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Cheers Robert, 6 months off this current cycle so that's pretty good going. The coming weights are do-able but stuff like my right lat, groin & back are just taking a little to long to recover so I think it's time to strip a little weight off, work up in a couple of cycles to where I'am now & gain again:)

I benched 90kg easily for 7 reps holding back & I could hardly get my 3rd rep out on 92.5kg this week...just things like that so time to be prudent 

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:45 am 
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Mon-18th-June cycle 6 week 3 (5/3/1)

In all honesty in shattered, 12hr night shift then right to training. Started work at 19:00 & didn't get a break till 4:30...

Main lift:

OHP: (warm up sets 22.5kg x5 30kg x5 35kg x5) 42.5kg x5 50kg x3 55kg x1+4

Assistance:

OHP: boring but up 40kg x10 35kg 2x10 30kg 2x10
Pull ups: 40 wide grips 10 hammer grips
Cable rows: 4x10

Abs: side bends 30 reps aside with 20kg plate/hammer strength crunch machine with 15kg loaded 30 reps/ 30 crunches

Summary:

Had to drag my ass through this after the main lift & pull ups. Not on my game, as in strength lacking but working nights then lifting....Job done

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:38 am 
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Good training, I wouldn't worry too much about the benching.

90x7 then 92.5x3... just the way it goes sometimes. I got 100x10 once (on my YouTube channel I think), just one of those great sessions where everything clicked into place; best I have ever managed in a meet is 105 ~ WTF ?!

Just keep plugging away, you are doing great.

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:51 am 
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Ye mini I'm not stressing to much...I do loads of barbell work, even my assistance & I think it's just ever so slightly catching up with me. So as to be prudent I'll reprogram the lifts, no point struggling with heavier weight.

I have noticed my bench has become narrower with each passing week, my grips moved in well over an inch so again it pointing to my lat/shoulder being tight!

Your numbers are always well over your body weight! Great stuff

Thanks for the encouragement! As Always :) hope you & the family are well

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:28 pm 
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
Your numbers are always well over your body weight! Great stuff

Thanks for the encouragement! As Always :) hope you & the family are well

Family are great thanks, had our daughters 6th Birthday this weekend just gone.

I'm trying to get close to a 2xbw bench, that's been a goal for as long as I can remember. 120kg is my current 1RM. Squat will be over 2xbw and DL around the 3xbw mark. Not astounding lifts but if I can put them all together it will give me a bloody good total haha.

Hope you are having a great week, you had a decent weekend? Was gonna ask as well if you are on Facebook?

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:33 am 
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Tues-19th-June cycle 6 week 3 (no 5/3/1)

Managed to get about four hours sleep yesterday day & a full nights sleep so in all caught up a few hours. Def over tired as I had no appetite/will power for food yesterday.

Again just light deadlifts due to my lower back issue.

Mainlift:

Deadlift: (warm up sets 60kg x5 70kg x5 80kg x5) 100kg 2x5

Assistance:

Front sqauts: (programmed) 65kg x5 75kg x5 85kg x5
Standing hamstring curls: 4x12
Leg extension: 4x10

Abs: hanging knee raises 3x10

Summary:
Front squat was strong, no problem. Not much else to say really...

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Yeah bud, good front squats there.

You do them cross-handed or Oly style? Sorry if I have asked you that before ?!

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:00 am 
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Yes you have...oly, my necks pretty thick/muscular so sometimes It pushes against my throat.

I program the actual life :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bulking phase
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:01 am 
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Lift...life shouldn't be programable lol

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