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WannaBe’s Last Year Of “DYEL?”

I hear that.

Sorry to hear about the kids. I think I remember flipcollar being in a similar situation a while back. As I’m sure many people have been. Anyway, good luck with it all. Feel free to vent on here, haha.

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Man, sorry to hear about this rough patch. It would be really tough for me, especially if we were living together.

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Arm day

Rope push downs
140 x 10
95 x 17

Face away cable curls
65 x 10
45 x 14

Dip machine
272.5 x 17
272.5 x 14

Ezcurl bar curls
80 x 12
80 x 10

Single underhand cable extensions
55 x 12

Seated cable curl machine
120 x 12

Lying skull crushers
90 x 12

Pin wheel curls
30 x 32 total alternating curls

Dips / SS alt dB curls (27.5’s)
16
18

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So I came off call yesterday morning with ~80 hrs (ot) and was supposed to be off today. Ended up getting called out last night before I fell asleep :sob:. Like an idiot I answered it, worked till 7am. Decided I have too much to do today and my sleep is already fucked so we hit the gym for an easy leg day to keep the soul happy

Seated leg curl
170 x 11
150 x 13

Hack squat
375 x 8
375 x 8

Lying leg curl
180 x 12

Back squat
135 and 225 still painful

Leg extensions
Standing calf raises
Seated calf raises
Abs

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Completely forgot to ask. What’s your job?

I’m a lineman. I build and maintain distribution power lines.

Absofuckinglutly horrendous Chest and shoulder day lol. Chest was so damn weak I about got burried buy warm up sets. Shoulders pumped up so painful on first few lateral raises and idk why. I rushed through my warmup so maybe that was it idk

I’m also so behind on food. It’s almost 9pm, I’m not even home yet and I have 3 damn meals to eat. FML

Seated chest press
247.5 x 10
215 x 12

Cable flys
65 x 12
50 x 17

Incline iso hammer press
105 x 6 WTF
80 x 11

Dumbbell lateral raise
35 x 21
30 x 18

Seated iso hammer OHP
110 x 9
80 x 13

Dumbbell rear delt flys
25 x 22
25 x 25
25 x 22

Pec deck SS tricep V bar push downs SS machine lateral raises

Pec deck
265 x 11
265 x 11

Vbar push downs
165 x 12
165 x 11

Standing machine lateral raises
100 x 14
100 x 19

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Tomorrow will be better

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Tomorrow is another day and bad workouts are parts and parcel of training.

Shouldn’t make such a difference you are getting buried under warm weight and if not warming up resulted in painful pumps… I think every bodybuilder would just lift cold :man_shrugging:t3:

Probably this?

I have to tell you, man, I follow your log every day, and it inspires me every time I think I have it badly. Then I realise that I need to suck it up and get the work done because you do, no matter what the adversity.

Thank you for the amazing inspiration. You motivate me more than you’ll ever know.

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Definitely true. I don’t expect them all to be good but I could use some more neutral days :joy:

Yea who knows. I still did a decent amount of reps at 17.5 and 25 but I do normally start at 10’s and go all the way up. I was just rushed for time and trying to make it up where I could.

Thank you, I think lol. For the record I bitch way to much and should work on being more positive. My life really isn’t that bad I’m just a Debbie downer and expect more from myself.

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I agree with this. Actually though, @wanna_be, that is something I admire in here - you continually post about working like a 20 hour day and getting 2 hours of sleep…and then hitting the gym. I would work that shift then go to sleep, haha. Keep it up, man.

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Lol yea I guess I do have that going for me. The way I look at it is I already struggle to make progress with good food, good gym, and good drugs, so willingly skipping things is hard for me to fathom. Nobody ever got jacked skipping workouts lol

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I wholeheartedly agree with both of you. And flappinit said it perfectly in the Best and worst training advice thread:

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@ejones1 you were right. Tonight’s workout was full of feelz, rep PR’s, and weight PR’s

BOR’s
260 x 11
230 x 17

Prime lat pull downs
275 x 12
230 x 10

Prime chest supported rows
300 x 8
235 x 13

Single arm cable rows
235 x 12
200 x 15

Seated bicep machine curls
110 x 15
110 x 12

T-bar rows SS alt DB curls / Pull overs
105lb t-bar - 30’s (DB) - p/o’s (80lb)
105 x 9
105 x 6

Abs

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nice work on your pr’s

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Big numbers

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Really good arm day. Bumped up the working weight on a couple moves and felt good. Only one set of dips as my left shoulder was bugging me.

Also added cable overhead extensions in place of skull crushers. They were…interesting lol. Very unstable movement, but I was pretty weak on it so I shall continue to use them and make them my bitch

Rope push downs
140 x 12
100 x 16

Face away cable curls
70 x 10
45 x 14

Dip machine
272.5 x 17
272.5 x 16

Ezcurl bar curls
90 x 10
80 x 11

Single underhand cable extensions
55 x 12

Seated cable curl machine
120 x 14

Over head single arm cable extensions
50 x 11

Pin wheel curls
35 x 27 (total alternating)

Dips / SS alt dB curls (27.5’s)
19

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Oh man. What a damn day. Worked out of hooks till 2pm today on a big job that we couldn’t stop once started. Wore my ass out. Climbing isn’t so bad, but doing it most of the day is brutal on the feet and hips. Also forgot to put on sun wcreen and I am FRIED!

Boss man hooked us up with a free lunch for doing such a fantabulous job, and although I’ve turned down TONS of free meals to go sit in my truck and eat turkey and white rice… today I said fuck it. Let’s destroy some bbq. I ordered half a chicken (turned out absolutely disgusting lol), steak fries, coleslaw, deviled eggs, a piece of carrot cake and a chocolate chip cookie. Also ate a little bit of my buddies smoked Turkey and fries :joy:. Instant regret the moment I set the fork down. Total mind fuck and I instantly felt and looked (in my mind) 20 pounds heavier.

I wanted to take today off but between the food and the doc appointment I have after work tomorrow I went and did a token leg day. It counts, but barely.

Seated leg curl
180 x 7.5 lol
150 x 14

Hack squat
375 x 5
465 x 5
515 x 5
456 x 5
375 x 5

Lying leg curl
180 x 15

Standing calf raises SS seated calf raises

Almost talked myself into RDL’s but my abs/obliques are so wore out from work today so it was easy to skip. #priorities

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Rest day today. Measured my arms… left up 1/2”! Right exactly the same :sob::sob::sob:. Sucks mane.