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Losthog—Finishing 2018 with what ever I want to do


#1781

It’s just a flesh sandwich, really.

A human meat sandwich.

Happy Halloween folks


#1782

Wife mentioned my physique yesterday and said you are changing daily. I’ve been noticing the same thing but thought it was just wishful thinking. Something about this program is working. In a very good way my core is tightening up and I’m dropping body fat.

I’ve made a few small diet adjustments. The biggest one is I dropped the whole milk in my shakes and do water or almond milk…I miss milk. The other thing I’ve done is I’ve added oatmeal and eggs to my morning eating. And added more fruit. Glad I shifted eating from a straight vertical diet. Woke this morning at 270. Some weight is disappearing but the strength is staying. I may not be improving in strength, but if I’m staying the same at lower body fat and lower weight I’m gaining.


#1783

You’re doing wonders for your wilks for this upcoming meet :wink:


#1784

Yer @losthog stop this diet right now and eat more pizza. Lol


#1785

Hey Hog you’re making all of us dieting if we shall have just an illusive chance in your meet.
Go eat some KFC and pizza right now :slight_smile: Top it with some cake and icecream… A lot.


#1786

@mortdk you literally made me burst into laughter, my wife now thinks I’m odd. Wait a minute forget that my wife always thought I was odd.


#1787

You guys are funny. The wife and I were talking about it last night and with a BF around 20% I think I can stand to drop a few lbs and just ride this drop out and see where I end up in the stall. If I can get the BF sub 18 and hopefully close to 15% I’ll be ready to do a proper bulk again. I think I’m getting this whole diet thing dialed in to where I can manipulate what I eat and how it affects me. Seems like the last month all the information and what I eat is clicking.

My stress levels are down due to the end of football season, so that may have more to do with it than I even consider


#1788

11/03/18– W3D3 Squats

Warmup was not much slots of standing around chit chatting with my boy.

Lunges

SSB
65x10
155x8
175x8
205x8 (paused for a 2 count)

Squat
135x10
225x5
275x3
315x7 ( had maybe 2 more maybe 3)
295x10

Hack squat (still a new movement )
90 x 16

Nordic curls
X7
X7
X7

Banded hamstring curls w tempo
X20
X20

Seated calf raised
315x20

My hamstrings are growing. I ate big yesterday due to it being a squat day. My Pre-Workout meal was too big and I’ll dial it back some from there. Woke at 269 this morning.


#1789

11/04/18– W3D4– new day! Back Yay!

Activation:
1arm cable row 2x20. Lats got a pump

Strict Bb row
135x10
185x10
185x10

Chins:
2
Added orange band
5
5
4
3
2 no band
4
I was supposed to get 10 in 2 sets

SS wide seated row/ narrow pull down
90x10/ 90x10
90x10/90x10
100x10/100x10
100x10/100x10
100x10/100x10

Incline curls : get 100 few as possible no rest
20x20
X12
12
17
12
7
12
12

SS
DB back fly/ band pull aparts
25x20/ x20
25x20/x20. (Screaming the word UP! Does help)

Nice additional day here…


#1790

True story.


#1791

Solid back day there. That’s hella volume, which is exactly what backs need! (from what I’ve heard. My back ain’t shit)


#1792

10/05/18–W4D1 Chest improvements

Flys- 4-5x20

Bench
45x10
135x8
185x5
225x5
235x5
245x2 (seems my bench is moving backwards)

Banded Incline DB (green band)
3x8 w/ 60s

Cable crossover
3x10 50

Wide grip push-ups
X8
X7
X6

Dips
X8
X6
X9

Rev grip kickbacks
3x20 15

My body is puffing up and looking better. Growing in a good way looking swole. But the main lifts are regressing. The reduction in volume and weight loss (5-7 lbs) are affecting the top end numbers. All good I’m enjoying this move to improving some physique issues and dropping some bf while growing new muscle. When I decide to hit the heavy weight again it should be good. Staying with it for now.


#1793

It might just be CNS regression. For max effort work the body has to fire all muscle fibers rapidly. They just might be a bit out of sync which would appear to be weakness. It comes back quickly.


#1794

All the accumulated volume has probably built some fatigue. Thats why your lifts are suffering. Itll come back once you taper off a bit, and even stronger than you were before.


#1795

Bench is always the first lift for me to move backwards when I dial it back. Fuck Bench anyway, a massive squat is much more impressive :grinning:


#1796

@JMaier31 hmmm. Maybe. The city down in sets is cool, but I’m not anywhere near cns fatigue with this plan so this may be it…

@kckfl349 we will see I’m riding this out. The body dropping fat and physique changing is a good gain for now until Jan if it continues. The fatigue? This program is so little main lift volume I’m not sure fatigue is a factor, but maybe.

@I_Luc totally agree. My squat seems to be holding or maybe growing not sure I’ve been above 80% of max in this plan so I’m not sure how those heavy loads will feel. My core may be regressing not good for a big squat…

If my max numbers drop off some with weight loss and I look and feel better I can live with that. Not reaching my goals, but setting me up to move foward with better eating and learning how to dial in the diet this program has taught me that if nothing else.

I may just need to eat more but I’m really liking what I’m learning right now…


#1797

I’m not referring to fatigue. I’m thinking of CNS efficiency. The CNS needs to move big loads to get good at muscle recruitment.

I think you’re in a good training block now and there’s no need to worry. Your efficiency will come back quick once you build back up to heavy work.


#1798

I think you’re right J
I’ve just moved into the 3’s phase on the CT program meaning the weight on the bar is quite a lot heavier than the first weeks of 12 reps.
It feels heavy but moves fairly good.


#1799

I’m with everyone else on this one. No need to worry about your bench numbers. In reality you’re more likely stalling than regressing–in my experience, and as far as I know, the only way to regress significantly is by drastically cutting calories and/or simply not lifting weights.


#1800

10/07/18– :skull:Deadlift :skull:

Activation
Lat pulls 5x20

Sumo from floor
45x10
135x10
185x8
225x5
275x5
315x5
365x10 (puked afterward)
365x8

Hamstring curls
75x12x3

Reverse hypers
X20
X20

Spider curls
45x15
55x15

Barbell curls
45x12
55x12

Nice workout. I hate sumo…