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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:12 pm 
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Put this together today for a question on the powerlifting board. This is a sample day for me, some days its less, some days its more. This doesn't factor in my mass gain shake, or snacks I tend to go hard on, like the bag of mini carrots I'm about to finish with hummus.
But I would say on average I'm taking in 3500-4000 calories a day, hitting that 185 protein mark, with another 30-40 being added on the days I make a shake in my blender.

I haven't done this in a while and I'm glad I'm hitting everything I need to. For me a big attribute to hitting a lot of those numbers are from the vega meal optimizer. Being a student and always on the run I'm constantly at school for the whole day, I always bring a serving of vega in a shaker just in case I'm stuck on campus with no food. I don't think you need to supplement to gain muscle or get stronger, solid food does that better than any powder. But, if you need to, like myself, I take advantage of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Put this together today for a question on the powerlifting board. This is a sample day for me, some days its less, some days its more. This doesn't factor in my mass gain shake, or snacks I tend to go hard on, like the bag of mini carrots I'm about to finish with hummus.
But I would say on average I'm taking in 3500-4000 calories a day, hitting that 185 protein mark, with another 30-40 being added on the days I make a shake in my blender.

I haven't done this in a while and I'm glad I'm hitting everything I need to. For me a big attribute to hitting a lot of those numbers are from the vega meal optimizer. Being a student and always on the run I'm constantly at school for the whole day, I always bring a serving of vega in a shaker just in case I'm stuck on campus with no food. I don't think you need to supplement to gain muscle or get stronger, solid food does that better than any powder. But, if you need to, like myself, I take advantage of them.

That looks pretty useful James, I'll check out the question soon. Haven't been online quite as much lately as have been really busy!

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:25 pm 
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I always find a lot of people want to know what vegans eat, and at the same time it makes them more curious when its a powerlifter.
So I figured I'd throw that up to let people know how I eat.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Week 4 day 3
Bench for reps

Incline Bench
barx8, 95x8, 135x10, 155x8
95x20, 105x20

Tripress down
30x60, 45x20, 45x20

Pec deck
120x15, 150x15, 150x15

Close grip bench
135x8, 95x12, 115x12, 115x12

MP
125x6, 95x12x3

Abs
HLR 20 and 12
up and down plank 50
decline sit ups with 20x50

Weighed in a 183 today.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
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Squat week 5, day 3
barx10, 135x8, 185x5, 225x5, 265x1, 290x1, 315x1, 325xfail, 325x1 PB (Just needed to get a little aggression in me)
3x12@155
Leg Press
Each leg,
180x20, 180x20, 135x20

Lunges
45sx3x12

Leg Curls
85x50, 75x10

Back Raises
60
Abs
Incline sit ups
BWx50, w/20lbs, 50


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:33 am 
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Great session James! Congrats on the PB, so you missed it the first time and then did it again? That takes guts. Good workout anyhow, you must have been spent after that lot.
I'm just about to head down and train legs now, speed day for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:34 am 
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I was supposed to hit 305 instead of 315, but I opted for the heavier weight. My legs felt good and I knew I could hit it, and it came up easier than I have before. So I decided to hit a PB. I remember Lilly saying to go for it if you know you can hit it, and I had supreme confidence in getting below parallel and coming up with it.
The first time I failed, I was leaning too far forward and ended up essentially doing a Good morning.
I turned my ipod up, threw on some heavier stuff, took two minutes to gather myself, pumped myself up and hit it. It sucked, and my spotter who was luckily my friend knew that if I threw on more than that I wouldn't have hit it. Definitely spent after that session, don't know how I'll be walking tomorrow.

Good luck with Speed day, one of my favourite days on the cube.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Yeah, he's just put up a new '5 squat tips' video on YouTube and being confident with the weight was one of his points. Ultimately what you do in training means nothing if you compete - save the numbers for the platform.
Haven't written it up yet but I had a great session. Did my warmups then went 3 x sets of 8, 3 x sets of 5 and finished up with 3 x sets of triples. That's a squat rep scheme that Brandon often does - tough!

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:09 am 
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Definitely will look into that, he makes some solid videos. That's a wicked squat day!

Accessory day
January 27, 2013

MP
barx8, 95x10, 115x10, 135x6, 125x4.
Shrugs
225x12, 315x10, 275x12
Front Squats
135x10185x6, 185x6
EZ curls
barx20, +50x12, +50x12, +50x12
Calf Raises
+135x15x4

Abs
Decline sitsx50, +20x60


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Heavy Deads
2" pulls
135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x3, 405x1, 425x1, 455x1, 475x1 PB

Shrugs
135x12, 225x12, 275x12

Bent over rows
135x12, 155x12, 175x12

That 475 pull was definitely as heavy as I can pull right now, but off the floor it came up quick so I'm hoping in a few weeks I can hit this weight from the floor.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:17 am 
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Nice PR man, big pull for sure !!!

Glad it felt good too. My ME deads are up tonight, looking forward to them. How's your week going so far? Are you still Facebook-free?..

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:57 am 
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Thanks man. I was seeing stars after that one haha. Week has been going well, I have to hit the gym three days in a row to get my workouts in before I go home for the weekend, but that's alright with me. What about you Jim?


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Bench- Explosive

Floorpress
135x12, 165x3x8
MP
105x10, 115x10, 125x8
Tri press down
45x40, 35x15, cable was super weird today, someone messed that up big time.

Incline DB
30sx12x3

Bench
95x15, 115x12, 135x10
Pec deck was busy, so I decided to do some speed bench


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Squats for reps

135x8, 185x8, 225x8

OLY
135x12
145x50
145x12
Sometimes when I train I get so mad about things that have been going on that I take it out on the bar. Lately my cell phone has just been terrible and my laptop is on its last legs. Those issues, coupled with everything else I deal with pushed me to hit 145 for 50 instead of 45. When I finished, I went back to the bar for 12 more. I wasn't happy with myself. I wanted to put myself through more.

Lunges
45s 3x12

Wide stance GM
145x10, 185x8, 185x8

Abs
decline sits for 50, decline sits with 35 plate for 50.
Weighed in at 180. Mid afternoon with plenty of food in me.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
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Hey James, nice job!
I read the first pages and your progress is amazing. =)

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