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Despade: Journey to Strong(ish?)


#1083

10/12/18

Squatober: Day 12

Squats
4, 5, 6 x 235 (55%)
4, 5, 6 x 275 (65%)

SNG DL
5 x 205
3 x 5 x 255

DB Row
4 x 5 x 100

DB Pull Over
3 x 5 x 50

Giant Set:
Banded GM
3 x 15 x Purple
Hammer Curls
3 x 20 x 30
Rear Delt Raise
3 x 10 x 30

A good day, feeling some fatigue, but everything moved really easily, keepin’ on keepin’ on! Chee-Hoo!


#1084

Looks like the Squatober is treating you good.
Can’t wait for that PR at the end 455 is right there in front of you. All you have to do is pick it up.


#1085

I think you’re right, just need to get my head wrapped around that weight, ha. Still seems foreign to me that I’m right there.


#1086

10/13/18

Squatober: Day 13

Squats
7, 8, 9 x 255 (60%)

RDL
10 x 135
3 x 5 x 225

Bench
5 x 190 (60%)
5 x 220 (70%)
5 x 235 (75%)
3 x 3 x 260 (82.5%)
5 x 250 (80%)
10 x 205 (65%)

Rear Delt Lateral
4 x 15 x 20

Superset:
Tricep extension
3 x 10
NG Pull-up
3 x 5

Ouch, everything felt heavy and slow, but it got done. Shoulder and elbow are feeling a bit beat up from the back squats, but we shall persevere! Onward and upward.


#1087

10/16/18

Squatober: Day 15

Squats
3 x 295 (70%)
1 x 340 (80%)
3 x 315 (75%)
1 x 360 (85%)
3 x 340 (80%)
1 x 385 (90%)
5 x 295 (70%)

Pull Ups
4 x 3 x +50
1 x 8 x BW

Superset:
Band Pullovers
3 x 10 x Purple
Band Good Mornings
3 x 10 x Purple

Giant Set:
Curls
3 x 10 x 35
Banded Back Pulls
3 x 20 x Purple
DB Shrugs
3 x 20 x 50

A day behind, but Monday had some different priorities and simply wasn’t able to make it, the work will continue to get done, ha. I think I’m lucky and I’m packing my extra weight well, in the last 6-8 days I’ve had multiple people mention how ‘thick’ I’ve gotten, or how ‘big’ I look, just feeding the ego, haha, it is reassuring since I’m hovering around 210 right now.


#1088

Having an extra 10lbs of fluff in the right places can make you look much bigger…with a shirt on. Whenever I’m feeling a little chunky (like, right now) I tend to receive the most positive feedback. Then when I’m cutting and feeling like a ripped bodybuilder (well, not really), guys at work ask me if I’m still working out because I’m “getting small”. Fwark, this game is hard.


#1089

10/17/18

Weight: 209.2

Squatober: Day 16

Squat:
5 x 255 (60%)
3 x 295 (70%)
5 x 275 (65%)
3 x 315 (75%)
5 x 295 (70%)
3 x 340 (80%)

Bench:
5 x 205 (65%), 220 (70%)
3 x 235 (75%), 250 (80%)
2 x 265 (85%), 285 (90%)

Superset:
DB Laterals
4 x 10 x 30s
Upright Row (DB)
4 x 10 x 50s

Giant Set:
Band Pushdowns
3 x 20 x Black
Close Grip Pushup
3 x 10
BPA
3 x 20 x Red

Worst day of squatting all month, everything felt heavy and out of the groove, lost 315 forward, had to take a stumbling step forward to catch it on the 3rd rep, but got 340 for a much more solid triple.

Bench moved pretty well, was a little nervous at 285 for a double, but it moved really well.

Tomorrow is a ‘light’ day (I know this since I’m a day behind, ha!) should be doing the PR party in about 7-10 days.

Weight is weight, feeling full and solid, but I definitely feel the extra ‘fluff’ haha but it’s all good, eating like a horse, feeling a bit stronger every day…except today, I guess, ha!

Upwards and Onward.


#1090

Damn man really awesome squatober.
I might come back one day and copy the program :slight_smile:


#1091

10/18/18

Weight: 210.6

Squatober: Day 17

DB RFESS
3 x 5 x +50lb total

Squat
5 x 225 (~50%)
5 x 235 (55%)
5 x 255 (60%)

Superset:
SNGDL
5 x 135
5 x 205
3 x 5 x 250
DB Row
3 x 6 x 100

Heavy DB Curls
4 x 5 x 50

Giant Set:
DB Upright Row
3 x 10 x 50
Rear Lateral
3 x 10 x 25
DB Shrug
3 x 10 x 70

Feeling slow and tired, today (was) and tomorrow (will be) a light day (50% work) and it is much needed. Getting more and more anxious to get 450 on my back and see how my body responds, weight is still hovering at 210, was told yesterday that, “You can’t even tell you’ve gained weight, you aren’t sloppy.” haha not sure if that’s a compliment or not…I’ve put 10-12lbs back on in the last couple months (~3 I think).