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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:15 pm 
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014:

Upper/HIIT Circuit Day - 3 Rounds, Rest 45 Seconds Between

1. Pushups 3 Ways x 50 (Stacked Feet, Decline Diamond, High Decline)
2. HighKnees x 50
3. Aussie Pullups x 20
4. 123 Heisman's (an Insanity move)
5. Barbell Dips x 15
6. Football Drills x 2

I always forget how tough bodyweight and HIIT training really are. Felt the need to get moving today, as opposed to weights, due to my overindulgence over the weekend. Felt like I definitely put on a few pounds, and want to shed them asap. Back to clean eating as well - I even had potato chips yesterday! By the way, 50 decline diamond pushups is pretty brutal haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:26 pm 
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014:

Core Day - 2 Rounds, No Rest

1. Incline Reverse Crunch w/ Pulse x 12
2. Decline Weighted Situp x 12 @ 25lbs
3. Back Extension x 12
4. Side Plank w/ Rotation x 15*
5. Bicycle Abs x 50
6. Raised Side Briges x 12*

Quick session today since I got home later than usual. Really wanted to get outside with the pup, and attack the weed problem progressing in our back yard - the "un-fun" weed problem haha. Dunno why but core days just don't do it for me lately. I guess I need to study up on some new exercises to change things up a bit. I would really like a medicine ball to do some slams and tosses here and there. Next investment? I'd also love to get some heavier dumbbells as I really miss DB bench, and single arm rows and such. I bet two 70's would do me well for a while, but I just don't feel like shelling out the $150 for them. Haven't stepped on the scale all week which has been liberating. Keeping check in the mirror, and everything looks normal I guess. Legs tomorrow. Food today was: 1 mango, 1/4 small watermelon, 2 apples, 1 pear, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 6 dates, 5 bananas, and a huge salad; later probably more dates and mangos.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Friday, May 30, 2014:

Legs

1. Front Squat - 3 x 20 @ 70lbs
2. Squat Jump - 3 x 15

3. Deadlift - 3 x 10 @ 175lbs
4. Lunge Kick - 3 x 15*

5. Angle Lunge - 3 x 15 @ 70lbs
6. Lunge Jump - 3 x 20

See below....

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 1:45 pm 
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Saturday, May 31, 2014:

Upper

1. Bench - 3 x 12 @ 165lbs
2. Row - 3 x 10 @ 140lbs

3. Pullups - 3 x 12
4. Delt Raise - 3 x 10 @ 70lbs

5. Bar Front Dips - 3 x 12
6. Curls - 3 x 10 @ 70lbs

Didn't get to log on Friday because I just got busy doing shit outside right after training. Piece of shit neighbor tried to bully me into paying him to tear down his own fence (we are installing one right up against his). I fucking hate that guy, and all of his shady tenants. I hope they all die. End of story.

Saturday training was good, but later in the day than usual, as I had to go out and get my wife an anniversary gift - it's our 5th year! Also, our tenth year as a couple, which is the longest romantic relationship I've ever had. It's hot as hell here and our AC is still broken (fixed tomorrow though). Residing down in the basement for a few days. I remember in winter when I was complaining about how cold the basement is due to its not being insulated. NOW WHO'S COMPLAINING?!?! Going to relax the rest of the day, maybe with some video games. Going to dinner tonight at this place:http://www.groundcontrolchicago.com/ Hope it's good! Otherwise, food today has been all fruit (mangos, bananas, dates, figs, peanut butter).

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:11 am 
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The smiling faces, the hazy picture that subconsciously symbolises happiness, the sense of love, respect and helping each other out...

Shit hold on, you mean this isn't the case for everybody? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:09 pm 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
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The smiling faces, the hazy picture that subconsciously symbolises happiness, the sense of love, respect and helping each other out...

Shit hold on, you mean this isn't the case for everybody? :?


Hahaha I wish mate, though that old man looks a little "hands on" if you know what I mean!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014:

Upper Day

1. Close Grip Bench - 3 x 12 @ 110lbs
2. DB Pullover - 3 x 15 @ 60lbs

3. Incline Row - 3 x 15 @ 70lbs
4. Front Raise - 3 x 12 @ 50lbs

5. Decline Alternating DB Press - 3 x 20* @ 70lbs
6. Close Grip DB Curls - 3 x 12 @ 50lbs

Good training today. Felt nice to switch it up from the typical bench press. Not much to say today really. Spent too much money over the weekend. Fence goes up on Friday, which means more money spent... Might take tomorrow off to clean up the house. Other than that, it was a beautiful day outside. Work has been stressful though...

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2014:

Core Day - 3 Rounds, Rest 30 Seconds

1. Decline Weighted Situp x 15 @ 35lbs
2. Russian Twist x 20* @ 25lbs
3. Jacknife x 15 @ 25lbs
4. Side Plank Crunches x 12*
5. Bicycle Abs x 60
6. Side Plank Dips @ 18" Bench x 12*

This was fun, and quick training. Those side plank dips on the bench are no joke. Been absolutely starving all the time lately. Maybe I'm putting on some muscle after all! (or just getting fat haha). Not much else to say again today. Must be getting along pretty well. Excited to be taking Friday off. Legs tomorrow!

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Thursday, June 5, 2014:

Leg Day

1. Sumo Squat - 3 x 15 @ 170lbs
2. 180* Jumps - 3 x 12

3. Close Stance Deadlift - 3 x 15 @ 120lbs
4. HighKnees - 3 x 50*

5. Pistol Squat - 3 x 12*
6. Single Leg Deadlift - 3 x 12* @ 45lbs

Been training legs concurrently, as in not independently, too often lately. Need to remember to train them apart, as well as together. Hit up the farmers market outside of the courthouse today, and picked up a few things, including this green garlic. If you haven't tried this stuff, it is THE SHIT! Can be eaten raw. Not bitter, but sweet. It's immature garlic bulbs, and it tastes like straight up mashed potatoes. I tossed it in with some blood onion, tomatillos, and a jalapeno for some badass verde salsa. Here's the recipe, it's ridiculous easy:

Salsa Verde:
1. 8 washed tomatillos
2. 1 stemmed jalapeno
3. 1 bulb/stalk/leaves green garlic
4. 1 blood onion (or green onion/cebollita)

Directions: Preheat oven to 375*, halve the tomatillos, chop up the onion and garlic, place in a baking pan lined with tin foil. Bake for about 20 mins. Allow to cool. Place in food processor, and blitz the shit out of that stuff. Allow to cool fully in fridge, preferably overnight (or eat it warm because you simply cannot wait) and then eat on fucking everything!

I've never shared this here before, but I would absolutely love to have a small restaurant for myself. It would be located adjacent to a college or university, stay open late on weekends, have coffee and small breakfast during the morning, and maybe quick bites for lunch. It would basically be simple comfort food, or drunk food, whatever. All vegan of course. I'd have bicycle messengers deliver en masse to the dormitory. Preferably, I'd be situated between the campus, and the bars. I'd cook up a Sunday brunch fesast. Man, that would be awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:54 pm 
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Saturday, June 7, 2014:

Upper Day

1. Bench - 3 x 12 @ 175lbs
2. Row - 3 x 12 @ 145lbs

3. ChinUps - 3 x 10
4. Bar Dips - 3 x 15

5. Delt Fly - 3 x 15 @ 50lbs
6. Hammer Curls - 3 x 12* @ 50lbs

Fence went up today, so I got a later start than usual. Really put it to my biceps today with the chinups and curls. Also, seeing improvement in my bench numbers as well, which is good. Felt really tired this morning, and woke up feeling groggy as hell. Didn't think I would actually get to training today, but submitted toward the end of the afternoon. Anyhow, looking forward to some peace in my back yard now. Need to get the sod back in order, as these guys did a number on it trampling through the lawn... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Tuesday, June 10, 2014:

Upper Body Day

1. Bench - 3 x 15 @ 150lbs
2. Front Raise - 3 x 15 @ 35lbs

3. Single Arm Row 3 x 15 @ 70lbs
4. EZ Pullover - 3 x 15 @ 50lbs

5. Decline Aussie Pullups - 3 x 15
6. EZ Curls - 3 x 15 @ 55lbs

Came home to a mess in the house, which really set me off and made it difficult to focus on training. Bench was way harder today for some reason, like failure harder, which is weird. Added some steamed veggies (broccoli, brussels sprouts) into my salad tonight. I miss eating hot food during the week. Really looking forward to not drinking this weekend, as last weekend was kind of a blowout. Anyhow, that's about it for today... Thinking about how to spend the next 18 months before we try to make a move out of Chicago... Yes, we just bought a house. Still, I'm really tired of living here. Bought the house with good intentions, but it has turned out to be less than expected. Really read for a different lifestyle (read: not high stress, fast paced, etc.). Thinking more and more about having kids, and am certain raising them here would be less than favorable in my opinion. There are a lot of reasons, far more than I could get into in a single post. So, I'll leave it at that. Core tomorrow, or I might take the day and just relax.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:11 pm 
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Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Thursday, June 12, 2014:

Legs

1. Front Squat - 3 x 20 @ 70lbs
2. 180* Jumps - 3 x 12

3. Deadlift - 3 x 12 @ 165lbs
4. HighKnees - 3 x 50

5. Bulgarian Split Squat - 3 x 12 @ 70lbs
6. Lunge Jumps - 3 x 18

Nothing special today. Kind of bored at the moment. I think I need to go through some old posts and pull up some of my circuit training to shake things up a bit. Feels like I've been doing the same shit for many many weeks now, which would explain the boredom, as well as any slowed progress. But... I wouldn't know if there's been slowed progress, as I haven't really been keeping close track of anything as of late. If that's not a sign, I don't know what is...

Family coming into town on Saturday, so I'll probably take tomorrow off to get the house ready. Back Saturday for some full body, or upper/core work.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:49 am 
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Saturday, June 14, 2014:

Upper / Core

1. Bench - 3 x 15 @ 150lbs
2. Row - 3 x 15 @ 110lbs
3. Decline Reverse Crunch - 3 x 20
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4. Pistol Grip Pullups - 1 x 12
5. Bar Dips - 1 x 15
6. Oblique Dips - 1 x 12*

Shit training today. Feeling very tired, no energy, no strength, etc. Could barely make it through the last run of the first giant set, so how the hell could I make it through 36 pullups? Not focused either with company coming into town. Slacked on preparation yesterday, and am now rushed to get things done prior to their arrival. In dire need of legitimate vacation. Should probably take a few days off from training, as I feel as if I am digressing. Literally after each set I went into child's pose on the mat for at least 2 minutes. What's up with that? Where's my energy? Definitely feel like I've been eating enough. Not enough rest? Too much training? I've been training non-stop for about two years now; is it time for a break?

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:18 pm 
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Sounds like it could be time for a little R&R mate, sounds a bit like you are burnt out somewhat.

Maybe you could take a few days off before you train again and see how you feel? Two years is a massive amount of time to be training without a significant break! Take care of yourself buddy MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Ripped or Die Trying
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:59 am 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Sounds like it could be time for a little R&R mate, sounds a bit like you are burnt out somewhat.

Maybe you could take a few days off before you train again and see how you feel? Two years is a massive amount of time to be training without a significant break! Take care of yourself buddy MF.


Yeah man I think you're on to something. The hard part is that I really don't want to take a break since I've put on a few pounds over the last couple months; about 7 total. I'd like to keep my weight down at 152, but weighed in at 159 today, which was disappointing. I'm sure most of it is water retention since I had some salty food this weekend, so I bet I can get rid of at least 4lbs by the end of the week. The problem is that I have been steadily putting on about .5lb each week. Haven't really been watching what I'm eating though (calorie-wise) so I'm sure it would take just a slight adjustment. I'm going to rest today, and maybe tomorrow, then get back at it on Wednesday. Thanks for checking in buddy.

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