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#1

3.5.15

Need a place to track my progress. Used to have a training log in the over 35 club.
John Meadows influenced training style.

hammer curls w/ partials
machine preacher
occluded incline curls
V-bar push downs
Dip machine
occluded behind head ropes

Pike swiss ball rollouts
these were tough

bw 176
current goals - shed some fat


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#2

3.6.15

25 mins steady state cardio

2nd leg day (light)
lying ham curls 4x12
leg press 3x20
squats 1.5’s, explode on way up supersetted w/
somersault squats - first time trying these (thanks t nation). After some foot placement tweeks, got in the groove. These are pretty cool, no knee pain, will do again.
extensions 4x15
tibialis raise/seated calves

Need to adjust cals down or activity level up. I’d prefer not to lower calories more as I hate being hungry and I’d rather not do more cardio as it bores me. Decisions. Approx 6 more weeks until I change course and start eating more.


#3

Hey Bud, long time, hope all is well!


#4

Hey Matty! Yep, too long…I’m doing well. I’m going to try and stick around a little longer this time.

3.7.15
30 mins liss cardio

3.8.15
18 mins hiit 9 intervals consisting of 30 sec/130 cruise - immediately followed by
15 mins liss cardio

3.9.15
seated leg curls 4 x 10 + 10 partials
squats (95, 135, 185, 225, 245, 265, 275) + 40 lbs chains x 8 speed dropped on final set, so done.
banded leg press 3 sec descent 4 x 8
stiff ld’s 195 235 255 x 8
occluded exts 5x15
seated calves 5x15

bw 175

diet - going to cut carbs by 50g a day on training days and add them to refeed day. Current cals around 2300 6 days a week and 3200 on refeed day.
Also going to reduce weekly beer consumption from 36oz to 22oz. This should cut approx 250-300 cals a week.

Assess the results in a week or two.


#5

3.10.15

flat bench db 4 x 10
incline bb 135, 175, 195, 215, 225 x 6
incline flyes 4 x 10
machine press 2 x 8, 1x 8, 8, 15 partials
pek dek rear delts 4 x 15
supersetted w/ band pull aparts 4 x 20
db press 3 x 12
db front raises 3 x 10

bw 180. Refeed day was yesterday.

Thinking about running german volume training for legs when I am done shedding some fat. Something different than my usual training. Anyone have any experience with it?


#6

3.11.15

warm up
20 intervals 15sec/45sec followed by
15 minutes liss

close grip pulldowns 4x10
db rows 85, 95, 100, 100 x 8
assisted chins 4 x 8
db pullovers 3 x 12
banded hypers 4 x 20
v ups 4 x 15
pike swiss ball rollouts 4 x 8

current status


#7

3.12.15

standing dbell single leg l calf 4 x 20

supinated curls 3 sec descent 4 x 8
reverse curls 3 x 10 + 6 partials
occluded curls 5 x 30, 20, 15, 12, 10 (30 sec rest)
rope pushdowns 4 x 20
overhead seated ext 3 X 15, 12, 10
occluded single arm pushdowns 5 x 15


#8

3.13.15
35 mins cardio liss 4 sets abs during

3.14.15
25 mins bike ride.
stretch hips - tight as hell. I sit at a desk all day for work and this is my busiest time of the year. Lot’s of chair time = problems with tight hips.

3.15.15
10 intervals on bicycle 30sec/130sec followed by
20 mins liss
stretchy mobility stuff

3.16.15
mobility stuff
seated leg curls 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8 + drop to fail + drop to fail
leg press 8 x 10
squats (45, 135, 185, 225, 245, 275, 285) + 40lbs chains x 8.
db sldl 85, 90, 95, 100 x 8
occluded ext 5 x 15
seated calves bunch

bw 175

last weeks drop of 50g carbs needs a boost. I’m not willing to drop calories any lower so I have increased activity. 2-3 more intervals and 5 minutes to liss for each cardio session is next change.
Current cals nontraining days approx 2300, same with training days, refeed day 3300 cals. Carbs ranges 50, 175, 540.


#9

03.17.15

incline db 4 x 8, 8, 8, 10 (95’s top set)
smith mach incline press 3 x 6 explosive
flat bench 4 x 8
banded incline flye 4 x 10
reverse pek dek 4 x 15 1 sec hold
supersetted w/ side laterals 4 x 8
5 total rounds of the superset.


#10

3.18.15

23 bike intervals 15/45sec
20 min liss cardio

one arm bb rows 4 x 8
reverse facing lat pulldowns 4 x 8
smith machine rows 4 x 8 rest pause all reps
db pullovers 3 x 12
banded hypers 3 x fail


#11

3.19.15

left calve volume work
rope pushdowns 4 x 12
single arm pushdown 4 x 8
occluded lying ext 4 x 20, 15, 15, 15 (30 sec rest)

bb curls 4 x 6 (+ 6 partials last set) (3 sec descent flex at top all sets)
reverse curls 4 x 15 1 min rest
occluded machine curls 4 x 20, 15, 15, 15 (30 sec rest)


#12

3.20.15
30 mins liss

3.21.15
35 mins liss 4 sets pike swiss ball rollouts

3.22.15
10 bike sprint intervals 30/130 followed by
20 minutes liss
30 minutes of upper body banded circuits. It’s supposed to be a day off, but, i felt like messing around.

approx 24 more days of reduced cals. Began fat loss 1/2/15.


#13

3.23.15

hip mobility
standing leg curls 4 x 10 3 sec descent
leg press narrow stance 8 x 8 4 sec descent
hack squats 1.5’s 3 x 10
bb sldl 4 x 8
occluded ext 4 x 20, 15, 15, 15
seated calves 4 x bunch

bw 173

bw dropped more than I wanted it to in the last week. Therefore, I’ll add back in the carbs I cut last time and continue with the extra intervals/liss work. At this point, I’d like to just hold my weight and continue to tighten up if possible.


#14

3.24.15

shoulder mobility
seated machine bench press 4 x 8
flat fly with manual resistance at 1/2 rep 4 x 8
incline bb 4 x 6 top set 215 x 6
flat bench bb 4 x 15 pause 1 sec bottom of rep
rear pek dek 4 x 20 1 sec hold
seated db press 4 x 8 continuous tension
db front raises 4 x 15

Done.


#15

Wow looking ripped and jacked dude? did you say you need to lose fat? GTFOutta here!


#16

[quote]MattyXL wrote:
Wow looking ripped and jacked dude? did you say you need to lose fat? GTFOutta here![/quote]

Lol…Thanks Matty, but meh. I’m tapping the brakes on the fat loss and starting to push my weight in the other direction. My face is starting to look like a skull and my old man wrinkles are really showing my age. Fuck.

3.25.15

23 bike sprint intervals 15/45sec followed by
20 mins liss

db rows 4 x 10 (90lbs top sets)
db pullover 3 x 12
t bar rows 4 x 8
ng pull ups 4 x 8 cheater machine
banded hypers w 3 sec isohold 4 x 8
pike swiss ball rollouts 4 x 8
rope crunches 4 x 20


#17

3.26.15

warm up 15 mins
rope pushdowns 4 x 15
bench dips bw + 45 x 30, bw + 90 x 17, bw +115 x 9, bw only amrap
occluded seated ext 4 x 20, 15, 15, fail

bb curls 4 x 15
seated db curls 4 x 12
occluded bb preachers 4 x 15

I am looking to change from my current training regimen to something I have never done before. Like 5/3/1 or german volume training or ??? Goals would be to improve upon where I am at currently. Whether that is stronger, bigger, or leaner, I don’t care. Any of those will work, all of those would be great:) I am leaning towards a strength oriented program. I’m curious to see how my body responds. I will run these new training methods for periods of 6-12 weeks or longer depending on results for the next 8 months while maintaining a caloric surplus. The max I take my bodyweight up to is around 190. Any suggestions? Thanks.


#18

3.27 and 3.28.15

23 intervals bike sprints followed by
20 mins liss

40 mins liss 1 set of abs every 7 mins

3.29.15

sick all day, puked guts up. under 400 cals for the day. Felt like total shit.

3.30.15

back in action…kind of
incline bb 8 x 8 (185 x 4 x 8, 175 x 8, 165 x 8, 155 x 8 x 2) pathetic.
decline smith 205 x 3 x 10

Giant set x 3
flat flye x 8, decline flye x 8, decline partial fly x 8
pek dek x 10, drop x 10
wide pushups x fail

Giant set x 3
banded ng incline db x 8, pronated x 8
dips slow descent x 8, regular 8 used cheater, pecs were toast
cable flye x 8, x 8

Fat loss phase officially over today!! Goal was to get as lean as possible doing as little as possible. I’m very pleased with the results. I was able to keep carbs relatively high for the duration (12 weeks), I didn’t drop total cals below 2400 and I did no more than 3 cardio sessions per week. I also enjoyed at least 22oz of tasty double ipa’s per week for the duration. In the past when leaning up, I have had to run ketosis, cals around 2000, cardio up to 1 hr per day 7 x’s a week etc. I took my time this time around and let how I was feeling and the mirror dictate any diet or activity tweaks. BW to start was around 185 ending bw 174.


#19

3.31.15

smith mach bent rows 8 x 8
ng pull ups 3 x 10

giant set x 3
wide grip chins x 8, x 8, x 8
cable rows x 8, x 8, x 8
pullovers x 10, drop set x 10
bw pullups x fail

Giant Set x 3
Rack pull x 12
One-Arm Dumbbell Row x 8, x 8, x 8
Machine Row x 8, drop x 8
hammer pulldown x 10

Giant Set x 3
Standing EZ Bar Curl x 8, x 8, x 8
db conc curl x 10
hammer curls 8, drop x 8
preacher curls x 6, 6 partials
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picture is as of yesterday. cals have been increased by 400 day and activity level decreased. goal is to get stronger and put on some quality weight over the next 6 - 8 months.

I turned 46 today. Where did they go?


#20

3.31.15