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Get Shredded!
Week is going well.

Holding a bit of water from starting the gh and increased doses but, it'll fall off.

Strength is climbing again and I'm starting to touch weights I haven't used before with better form and tempo then before.

The volume is still killer but, given my strength is the best it's been, probably ever, I'll keep riding it out.

Gonna start getting pics of my log book again so it's easier to follow along.
 
Pull day.

Need the thickness!
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Push!

Getting a bit better on most stuff. Incline hammer didn't feel good so I pulled back there.

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Pushing stuff around today and a post arm day pic.
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Great Pics and I love that you journal with paper & pad! The only way to log (at the gym), I always keep my phone in my locker or the car as not to add to my adhd, lol.
Great job Monte !


Max
 
I love the 13 year old in the background who is like dafuq?!?
I gotta give it to the youngsters at my gym, they get after it.

It's a Warehouse gym with a great atmosphere and lots of hard training guys. The younger kids see it and they follow suit. They do kid shit of course but, they are on the right path.
 
One of the biggest drawbacks with this type of training, it comes down to a trained mindset and just downright straight up discipline. For the majority of the people, and I know for myself with my entire life training has always been high volume, with added volume for ego on occasions, more often than none. Even with moderate, or moderately higher volume with tossing in some light frequency for pumps on occasions during the week that's always been to go to and comfort zone, feeling accomplished I suppose.. How do people get past that mental block, with just giving it a go and trusting the process with the lighter volume, yet more frequency? It's such a changeup, and it's a head game for some. Learning to adapt and stay discipline to it it's harder than I would have ever imagined.
I gotta say, I love chasing a pump as much as the next guy, but after a couple of proper rest pause sets to failure, I'm fuckin done. I fucked around and did a 2nd press last week for chest and paid for it all weekend, won't be doing that again!!! After hitting failure 3 times in just a few mins, the pumps usually pretty incredible as well.

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The push pump stuff. Killer session. Strength in the shoulder is getting better each week.

3 weeks into my blast now. First time since the show I've ran more then a cruise dose so I'm excited to see how it goes.

750mg test
300mg npp
300mg mast
4iu gh

Been using 250mg metformin 2x a day for a few weeks now. No issues with gut distress and blood sugars are staying around 90-100 fasted with food increasing.

2 days ago added in 6 units if log pre training.

Split changes -

Pull
Chest and delts
Off
Legs
Off
Back and biceps
Chest delts triceps
Off
Legs
Off

Repeat.

Should get more frequent rest but increase frequency on legs and a little less with upper body.

Chest and delts are the big focus for now so, hopefully they respond.
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Looking improved!
Slowly and surely.

Chest has been a big focus the last few weeks and it's starting to show.

My chest wasn't "weak" but, my delts over powered it a good bit. Little tweaks here and there over the last 2 months in training and meals/food leading into chest day have seemed to paid off.

Today was push, didn't get a picture of the log book but

Reverse Pec deck ss cable fly 4x15
Decline machine press 1*15, 2*10, 1*10/10
Upright row 3*15
Triceps Extension 3*20
Jm press 3*15

Aaaaand a back double after today's training.

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Working working working.

Work is still crushing my balls. Current schedule is 6pm-6am 5 days on 1 day off, 6 days on 2 days off, repeat.

I've been on this, or a very similar schedule, since last August. Never really get used to it. Putting a lot of money away in savings though and getting some other purchases taken care of. (kids first car, vacations and so on)

Training and diet have been going very well. Food is slowly going up along with body weight. Strength is by far the highest its ever been aside from chest stuff which I've consciously pulled back to avoid any future injuries. Supplementing the lower weights with added volume and connecting better with the muscles.

Bodyweight was 253 for the most part this week. Quads are still separated and can still see some feathers in the right one. Mid section is holding on as well which is nice.

I don't think I'm going to get past that 265 mark like last off season (even though it wasn't the prettiest) but, there is still plenty of time and I'm in no rush. If things continue on this route I'll gladly be happy to hit 260 in better shape though.
 
Pull day.

Good session. Really connecting with my back the best I ever had these days. Progress is coming!
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One of my training day meals

Chicken
Green beans
Rice
Eggs
Granola
Olive oil

The Granola is a newer thing. Doesn't really fill me up which kinda sucks since I stay hungry but, keeps overall volume down with calories being higher.
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Looking Great..!!!
Lots of Hard Ass we work... Brother..
Z...
 
Working working working.

Work is still crushing my balls. Current schedule is 6pm-6am 5 days on 1 day off, 6 days on 2 days off, repeat.

I've been on this, or a very similar schedule, since last August. Never really get used to it. Putting a lot of money away in savings though and getting some other purchases taken care of. (kids first car, vacations and so on)

Training and diet have been going very well. Food is slowly going up along with body weight. Strength is by far the highest its ever been aside from chest stuff which I've consciously pulled back to avoid any future injuries. Supplementing the lower weights with added volume and connecting better with the muscles.

Bodyweight was 253 for the most part this week. Quads are still separated and can still see some feathers in the right one. Mid section is holding on as well which is nice.

I don't think I'm going to get past that 265 mark like last off season (even though it wasn't the prettiest) but, there is still plenty of time and I'm in no rush. If things continue on this route I'll gladly be happy to hit 260 in better shape though.
Going for the father of the year award with the kids car! Impressive
 
Thickness.

The iron lion injectables are spot on. Zero pip and results are coming.

As usual, the gh is working its magic too. Using the grey tops atm and besides the numbness during sleep they're also exceptional.

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Glute and quad focused leg day yday.

These "half" hacks (the machine where the pad is just on your lower back and butt) are brutal. Absolutely torch my quads. High reps here are working nicely. Added to my second set since I over shot Reps on the first and gassed pretty hard but, still ground them out. The muscle round after was torture.

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Took the weekend off.

Went to the casino with my wife for our anniversary and had a great time.

We did pretty well and paid for almost the entire trip since lady luck was on our side.

Back to it tomorrow, back and biceps then the 6 day work week begins.
Hell yes brother, congrats!! Enjoy the time off!
 
Chest and delts yday. Starting to make some progress there. Shoulder feels pretty good lately and as long as I do a lengthy warm up it hasn't been giving me any real issues.

There is a tinge of weakness or instability there still though so, I assume there's an injury lurking that hasn't or won't heal completely. Just gotta stay smart.
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