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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:32 pm 
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Thanks guys - haha. I'd be lying if I said I didn't wink at their girlfriends when I walked by (I might have even muttered "pussies" at their boyfriends lol). Braised tofu and pastries? Making me hungry over here boy!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Saturday, January 11, 2014:

Saturday Pump Day

1. BB Bench - 3 x 12 @ 155lbs
2. Single Arm Row - 3 x 12* @ 60lbs
3. Chest Pullover - 3 x 12 @ 60lbs

4. Squat - 3 x 12 @ 285 (a bit of a fluke, as I noticed I had one 35lb plate on one side, and a 25lb on the other - only after the fact)
5. Squat Jumps - 3 x 15
6. Wide Leg Deadlift - 3 x 12 @ 100lbs

7. Seated Angled Close Grip Lat Pulldown - 3 x 12 @ 105lbs
8. Hi-Lo Woodchopper - 3 x 12* @ 50lbs
9. Elevated Pushup - 3 x 12 (did the first set as plyo's)

Woke up super tired today, and have so much shit to do for our move that I probably shouldn't have gone to the gym - but here I am right? Maybe I'll take next Saturday off. Got in and out for today, and skipped my usual 10 - 12 exercises, as I knew I'd be getting more calories burned by packing/throwing stuff away. Honestly can't fucking wait to get out of this place, and have everything wrapped up - it's been kind of all consuming trying to buy this house. Anyhow, I'm off to start on the day (at noon, no less). One last thing...

Saw this guy doing glute bridges adjacent to the squat rack, using the squat bar, and I mean RIGHT UP AGAINST the squat rack. What a fucking doucher! I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to drop the whole 285 on his face! Honestly, there is NO reason he would need a barbell to do glute bridges - use a fucking plate! Some people...

Have a good weekend everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:39 pm 
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Woah! Man that's a monster squat! I can only do that amount of weight for one rep ahha nice one :)
Hope you have a good weekend Chris!
Do you have Instagram? My name on it is rosscosgrove so hit me up :D

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Insane squatting. Respect !!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:09 pm 
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Thanks fellas, that means a lot, especially coming from two dudes that work hard everyday, and that I fully respect. Hope you guys have a killer weekend!

Ross - I added you on IG just fyi.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:46 pm 
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Sunday, January 12, 2014:

No formal training today, but I did a ton of packing, which meant lifting and carrying boxes all over. Plus, I found these big blue Ikea bags that I've been stuffing full of things to toss out - then carrying them down two flights of stairs, and out to the dumpster. I'd call that one hell of a farmer's carry (each time I bet they were in the 70lb range for each hand). Once I got them to the can, I'd do a front raise to get them up to the bin. Gotta have some bit of ingenuity!

Not sure I'll get to train tomorrow, as the LL has some potential tenants coming through. If I do though, it'll be all core!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:38 pm 
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Talk about DOMS... My quads are screamin'!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
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It's your own fault !!!!

DOMS aye, gotta love em hehe.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
It's your own fault !!!!

DOMS aye, gotta love em hehe.


Aye, indeed! And if I wasn't feeling it before, I will tomorrow!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:46 pm 
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Monday, January 13, 2014:

Core Day

1. Stability Ball Pike x 20
2. Burpee x 20
3. DB Swings x 20 @ 35lbs
4. Oblique Crunch x 20*
5. Stability Ball Passback x 20
6. Mountain Climber x 60 seconds
7. Hanging Knee Raise x 20
8. Bicycle Abs x 40
9. Side Raise x 20* @ 35lbs
10. Russian Twist x 15* @ 25lbs
11. Stability Ball Pike x 20
12. Burpee x 20
13. DB Swings x 20 @ 35lbs
14. Oblique Crunch x 20*
15. Stability Ball Passback x 20
16. Flutter Kicks x 15*
17. Hanging Knee Raise x 20
18. Bicycle Abs x 40
19. Side Raise x 20* @ 35lbs
20. Russian Twist x 15* @ 25lbs

Stressed as fuck, but got this in today. Possibly how I managed 20 consecutive pikes on the stability ball. Don't feel like posting much, except for: GET THIS SHIT OVER WITH ALREADY! Training tomorrow w/ the new guy. In a bad mood.

Music Tonight: Soundgarden, Superunknown

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:30 am 
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014:

Trainer Day

Worked with the trainer again last night, which included more of the same from the previous session. A lot of random, mixed bodyweight/weight exercises, such as: kettlebell shoulder presses, bicep curls, tricep extension, dips, squat jumps, pullups with static holds, pushups on medicine ball, pushups on platform, and some sled training (pushing two 45 plates up and down the length of the room).

I'll be honest, the sled training was pretty tough! In retrospect I feel like the training is a bit disorganized, but I definitely worked up a good sweat - which was nice because I'm still stressed as hell. I don't mind training in this style, but I wish it were a bit more organized.

Taking today off, as I've lost 7 pounds in the last 12 days - so I need to rest. Down to 159lbs this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:46 pm 
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esqinchi wrote:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014:

Trainer Day

Worked with the trainer again last night, which included more of the same from the previous session. A lot of random, mixed bodyweight/weight exercises, such as: kettlebell shoulder presses, bicep curls, tricep extension, dips, squat jumps, pullups with static holds, pushups on medicine ball, pushups on platform, and some sled training (pushing two 45 plates up and down the length of the room).

I'll be honest, the sled training was pretty tough! In retrospect I feel like the training is a bit disorganized, but I definitely worked up a good sweat - which was nice because I'm still stressed as hell. I don't mind training in this style, but I wish it were a bit more organized.

Taking today off, as I've lost 7 pounds in the last 12 days - so I need to rest. Down to 159lbs this morning.

Woah that training is all over the place haha but that's cool! Awesome on the weight loss dude!!
You thought about getting on a programme once you're done with personal trainers? That would give you much more organised workouts :) let me know if you do, I've got good recommendations and I could give you a hand :D
How's the big cold USA anyway dude? Everything alrighty?

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Woah that training is all over the place haha but that's cool! Awesome on the weight loss dude!!
You thought about getting on a programme once you're done with personal trainers? That would give you much more organised workouts :) let me know if you do, I've got good recommendations and I could give you a hand :D
How's the big cold USA anyway dude? Everything alrighty?[/quote]

Oi. The USA is cold, bleak, and unfriendly; and I live in the middle of the shitstorm. When I'm done with the trainer, I plan to continue with what I was doing before this new dude, namely: Mixed HIIT and weight training, four days per week, focus on legs, core, upper body on three individual days, and full body on the fourth. I enjoyed that more. His style is ok, but like I said, it's disorganized. I'd prefer to have things a bit more compartmentalized. It breaks up the week, and prevents overtraining an individual muscle group. I think he's probably more used to training people who only train when they have sessions - i.e. not a real athlete who trains on his own, sometimes harder than when with a trainer.

Thanks for the offer mate. I'd love to trade exercises. I know you're on me to take up 5x5. I don't want to gain a ton of mass, just continue to tone to the point of being thin, and ripped. You know, like a board, covered in muscle haha. I can put together super organized stuff, since I learned so many different exercises from my old trainer; and they are all individually focused on specific muscle groups. I'm just saying that this dude is a little disorganized...

Things have been really fucking stressful lately with this house purchase; or, rather, attempted house purchase. Still waiting on things to go through, yet the closing date is in three weeks, from today... I'm glad I got down to 159 - that makes a total of 89lbs lost (tho I've hit 158 in the past - for a full 90 :boxer: ). Either way, this shit has taken over my life - one constant fire to put out after another.

I'm ready for the weekend, where I plan to drink myself silly.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
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Ahha yeah I would have suggested 5x5 :p it's designed for strength btw to build a base, wouldn't get you too big lol! But that's cool man I bet all the volume and dynamics is fun! My training can look bloody boring from the outside In :)
I know the feeling dude, I'm proper stressed right now, job is very insecure ATM.. Am getting a little panicked with bills due and a holiday to pay for... What you need is a big punching bag to wail on haha!
What are you drinking at the weekend? I may not drink at all this weekend, I haven't trained in a few days and I'm feeling like the weekend could be when I do ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
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Ahha yeah I would have suggested 5x5 :p it's designed for strength btw to build a base, wouldn't get you too big lol! But that's cool man I bet all the volume and dynamics is fun! My training can look bloody boring from the outside In :)
I know the feeling dude, I'm proper stressed right now, job is very insecure ATM.. Am getting a little panicked with bills due and a holiday to pay for... What you need is a big punching bag to wail on haha!
What are you drinking at the weekend? I may not drink at all this weekend, I haven't trained in a few days and I'm feeling like the weekend could be when I do ;)


Well mate it appears as I've been pulled to be a judge for this Winterbrew homebrewing competition thing... I didn't drink last weekend either, and I'm a bit on the fence as to whether I want to drink on Saturday (which would also require me to miss my Saturday training, as the competition starts at 9am). Plus, I'm fucking beat from this week. I think I'll pass on the competition... Maybe haha! Otherwise, I plan to drink some sour beers (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1146/71994/, http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/590/96366/). The second one I've been sitting on since September, and is very special. Probably the best beer I've ever had, and I only have one 12oz bottle left. Do you like sour beers? Most don't, but I think they are awesome - kind of like a cross between beer and wine. I might also have a nice golden ale, or maybe a solid brown ale, since its a bit chilly outside. Do you have a favorite style?

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