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Ep sponsored log: Road to redemption 2022

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MAX effort

I love that! Everything “TO THE MAX!!” Just keep breaking and making goals ! The “good stuff “ comes from hard ass work. I believe that . A lot of people around me think : They can do a cycle or 3 and look like me or “get rich quick”. I think it takes years and serious hard work. We prove that over the years. It’s a hard sport but , completely and totally worth it ….for me . Love watching the bodies change whether it’s mine or the person I’m training or a fellow member/friend. I want everyone to reach their goals. At least improve them selves and their confidence. Logging and posting helps a lot!

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I love that! Everything “TO THE MAX!!” Just keep breaking and making goals ! The “good stuff “ comes from hard ass work. I believe that . A lot of people around me think : They can do a cycle or 3 and look like me or “get rich quick”. I think it takes years and serious hard work. We prove that over the years. It’s a hard sport but , completely and totally worth it ….for me . Love watching the bodies change whether it’s mine or the person I’m training or a fellow member/friend. I want everyone to reach their goals. At least improve them selves and their confidence. Logging and posting helps a lot!

Max
#goodjob
I've drug my ass to gym because of this log a few times
 

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I've drug my ass to gym because of this log a few times

It is work for sure . A lot of people just find it bothersome so they don’t log. I do it for myself mainly . It keeps you in shape and accountable! It’s easy to just workout or not workout but taking notes and keeping a log has been something I’ve done since 14yrs old. I know it makes an effective tool in my Arsenal ! Being able to actually look back and see what worked and will work and what was a failure(which there have been many) but they help too!


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4/11 back/hams
Finally got to go back to gym for real workout just to have an "axe in the forehead" feeling headache!! Figured it would go away once I started moving but just got worse so I didn't get my hamstring work.done or my rack pulls but it was pretty good otherwise. Gotta nice pump.
As bad as I hate too, I'm dropping the BB rows for a while. It's one of my favorites moves but it's just not moving for me and don't have time to be building it back up from scratch. I'll do that after show in August. I got my own landmine delivered today so I'll alternate landmine rows(I feel these best by far) and Smith machine rows. I played with the Smith rows last week and blew my back tf up with just 1.5 plates. Weighted pull ups are back in too. Been doing pullups 3rd but moving them up to first, another great movement for me that stopped progressing but I think putting them first I can make them move again.
Anyways, the workout:

Weighted pullups
25×8(knew I'd need more weight so stopped and added)
45×8
25×10

Landmine row
4 plates × 10(feeler set)
5pltes × 15 top set
4.5 plates ×15 back off

Hammer hi row
2pps×11/10
1.5 pps × 9(thought I'd get more reps for back off set but guess not lol)
HEADACHE BECAME TOO MUCH DURING HI ROWS SO POWERED THRU THEM AND QUIT

Rack pulls XXXXXXX
Hi wide leg press XXXXXXX
Seated hams XXXXXXX

Gym was super crowded and got uncomfortable takin pix there so just finished at home
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4/11 back/hams
Finally got to go back to gym for real workout just to have an "axe in the forehead" feeling headache!! Figured it would go away once I started moving but just got worse so I didn't get my hamstring work.done or my rack pulls but it was pretty good otherwise. Gotta nice pump.
As bad as I hate too, I'm dropping the BB rows for a while. It's one of my favorites moves but it's just not moving for me and don't have time to be building it back up from scratch. I'll do that after show in August. I got my own landmine delivered today so I'll alternate landmine rows(I feel these best by far) and Smith machine rows. I played with the Smith rows last week and blew my back tf up with just 1.5 plates. Weighted pull ups are back in too. Been doing pullups 3rd but moving them up to first, another great movement for me that stopped progressing but I think putting them first I can make them move again.
Anyways, the workout:

Weighted pullups
25×8(knew I'd need more weight so stopped and added)
45×8
25×10

Landmine row
4 plates × 10(feeler set)
5pltes × 15 top set
4.5 plates ×15 back off

Hammer hi row
2pps×11/10
1.5 pps × 9(thought I'd get more reps for back off set but guess not lol)
HEADACHE BECAME TOO MUCH DURING HI ROWS SO POWERED THRU THEM AND QUIT

Rack pulls XXXXXXX
Hi wide leg press XXXXXXX
Seated hams XXXXXXX

Gym was super crowded and got uncomfortable takin pix there so just finished at home
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Nice! Love the landmine attachment ! Headaches suck royale! Hopefully they go away; I know your water intake has to be high so it must be from something else… . If I don’t get my cold brew ; I get a headache . It seems like the headache goes to a 10 during each rep! BitchHog

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Nice! Love the landmine attachment ! Headaches suck royale! Hopefully they go away; I know your water intake has to be high so it must be from something else… . If I don’t get my cold brew ; I get a headache . It seems like the headache goes to a 10 during each rep! BitchHog

Max
Yea fluid were good and had Pedialyte in preworkout and my intra so I was def hydrated. Always comes with a sore neck I swear the arthritis and headache are related.
 

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Yea fluid were good and had Pedialyte in preworkout and my intra so I was def hydrated. Always comes with a sore neck I swear the arthritis and headache are related.

Hopefully it’s not a virus, a bunch of people I know in the Midwest/East got some Norovirus that had headaches & started out as neck pains & body aches(bone type) but after a few days Of hell they got better . Trigger point injections could help but just temporary, (even dry needling) is still used be some docs .

Max
Hope you get some relief
 

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Alright today was much better!!! A total success!! Tried a little something different today and did an isolation movement first. Loved it!!! Doing it from now on. Always do it on leg days, so why not every other day?! Haven't had a chest pump like this in ages. Have to consider I'm fresh off a deload week too tho I suppose..

Pec deck
150×10
135×11

Smith incline
275×9
250×12

Flat DB press
100s×13/8

Banded DB fly
30×8/8
25×8

DB curls
30×15/14

Hi pulley curl
40×15/12 super setted w/
Rope pressdown
50×24
70×10
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4/14 legs / back
Today was murderous. Never felt so much pain/burn in my quads as I did today. Pump was so ridiculous couldn't even flex for pix.

Seated hams
170×14/13

Hack squat
3pps × 20/18

Pivot leg press
4 pps +20lb × 23/18

Hyper ext on GHR flute/ham focus
75×21/16

Seated calves
2 sets

Wide grip pulldown muscle round
140×4/4/4/4/4/3.5


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Chest is pure flank steak ! . From side , your arms look bigger too. Capped shoulders and good legs ! Teardrop time

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Shoulders/Tris
We missed a few reps today but I did do some mowing and chores first so maybe that explains it.

Smith press
235×7
210×10
186×12

Cage press
130×13/10

Cuffed cable.laterals
40×12/12/11
Super set w/
DB rev lateral
25×12/12/11

Dead stop skulls
100×11/9
75×13

Smith close grip BP
185×15/11/8

Rope pressdown
55×12/9
Drop set
50×6 40×6 30×7
 

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Shoulders/Tris
We missed a few reps today but I did do some mowing and chores first so maybe that explains it.

Smith press
235×7
210×10
186×12

Cage press
130×13/10

Cuffed cable.laterals
40×12/12/11
Super set w/
DB rev lateral
25×12/12/11

Dead stop skulls
100×11/9
75×13

Smith close grip BP
185×15/11/8

Rope pressdown
55×12/9
Drop set
50×6 40×6 30×7
Can't hit it out of the park every time.

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4/18 back/hams
Today was a good day. Had hoped for at least one more rep on Deadlifts but that's the only complaint I got.

Deadlift
455×8

Close grip pulldown
150×8
130×10

Smith machine row(weights low but reps were slow AF and hard contraction and slight pause fully extended)
185×12/10/10 +2 partials

Seated cable row
140×10/8
120×11

Hi and wide leg press
3 plates × 20/20

Seated ham curls
120×20
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4/19 chest/bis
Today's training was garbage. Pump was super nice but forearm started cramping to bad to show it off tho
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Your biceps are huge bro.. man you come such a long way. Definitely proud of you brother.
 

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Thanks guys. I appreciate the hell out of ya
 

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Last two days training
Legs
Seated hams
175×14/13

Squat
365×6

Pivot leg press
5pps +10lbs × 20/18

Smith Bulgarian split squat
135×8
115×12

Standing calves
3sets

Shoulders/arms
Cuffed cable laterals
40×20 super set w/
Rev cable fly
50×20

Hammer shoulder press
3pps × 8
2.5 pps × 11

Smith BHN presses
205×8
185×11

DB laterals
30×17/12/10 super set w/
Incline rev lateral
20×15/13/11

DB TRI ext dead stop
25×16
30s × 12/10

Smith close grip bench press
225×10
205×12

V bar pressdown
120×18/15/12 super set w/
Cable curls
120×16/15/12

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Triceps finally starting to hang a bit, noice!!
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4/25 back/hams
Today was a really good session. She it was time to do my rack pulls all 3 racks were being used and I didn't have the patience nor was I in the mood to wait. At least they were being used by people who actually train/squat so that makes it easier to swallow. So instead I used the hammer low row with a supinated grip and high seat and that mofo was hitting. I think I accidentally found a way to make that machine work for me cause yea I was already pumped af but that rascal was HITTING RIGHT!!! Anyways,

Weighted pullups
45×10
35×8

Landmine row
6 plates × 9
5 plates × 10

Hammer hi row
100pps × 10/7
70pps × 10

Hammer supinated low row
2 plates × 10/8
70pps × 12

Seated ham curl
1 muscle round and it was brutally beautiful
180×4/4/4/4/4/5
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4/26 chest/arms
Ok so today(yesterday) was a little redemption for last week's shit day. All was good as hell and a viscous pump all around.

Pec deck
155×13
140×13

Smith incline
280×10
255×11

DB press(went into flyes first till realized was on wrong exercise so that set of flyes weakened me slightly but still solid ass work)
100×12/9

Red banded DB fly
25×12
Black band
25×10/6

DB curls
30×12/11/10/9

Rope pressdown
70×11
Muscle round
70×4/4/4/3

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4/27 legs/back
Today got FUCKIN NASTY!! Wish you all could see the pain during hack squats and leg presses.

Seated hams
180×15/12

Hack squat
3.5 pps × 21/15

Pivot leg press
5pps +10lbs × 20/20(last few reps were just fast pumping reps)

Leg ext
105()× 12
90()×12

Wide grip pulldown
140×4/4/4/4/4/5
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Looking lean and mean.. Nice work out brother.
 
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