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Week 4 Huge in a Hurry


#1


i've always been active with general fitness. eg. wrestling, cycling, swimming, weights, did a 3:15 marathon in '89 and some (very) amateur powerlifting that my local club put together around the same time.

but i did get pretty lazy a few years ago. walking seemed good enough. it was mental so i broke that and have been thru some rippetoe and then rosstraining. got injured with both so that was a set back.

i've seen a great PT and i am cleared to go. muscle balance has been my thing leading up "Huge in a Hurry" catching my eye. bought the book for a friend but found it addicting =)

coming up on 46yo and just finished week4 of Huge in a Hurry. And following the protein advice plus supps for max recovery as i was recently inspired by the statement that you can't over-train but you can under-recover. ross would say, your brain will quit before your body does!

so CWs program seems really balanced and i won't get stuck just wandering around in the gym looking for hard things to do. not sure about my body.

function>form of course so i want to achieve intermediate strength on the ExRx charts:
@ 175-180lb presently (i ordered calipers so will do BF% this week)

  1. POWER CLEAN 194LB - never done these but tossing the 135LB for a fun warm up was easy - maybe i can get to advanced 264LB?

  2. i've already got the DEADLIFT so going for advanced: 438LB

  3. SQUAT 269LB will be easy (did 285 for work after a couple months of Ripp) but 367 seems out of reach

  4. BENCH advanced 275LB

  5. i can see advanced on the the PRESS too 164LB

i would like to look better so thinking about the next state rather than strictly going left to right in CW's HIH: Huge, Strong, Lean.


#2

not horrible. not great. looking forward to how i can advance with this HIH program and a near perfect diet.


#3

you look pretty damm good for 46, not many are in your shape wtih visible nonskinny man abs, keep it up interested in your results


#4

fuck yeah man!


#5

Looking very solid. Nice work!

How’s the muscle gain going? I’m about to hit 40 myself, it’s not easy for me.


#6

[quote]Stiltz wrote:
Looking very solid. Nice work!

How’s the muscle gain going? I’m about to hit 40 myself, it’s not easy for me.[/quote]

my coworker today asked me, so why you working out. i don’t know. i used to be crazy for it (mostly fitness and sport) but then grew up and for a while thought that 10K’s and gym where for kids.

now it is like being a scientist. i am so much smarter. thanks to places like these forums and trainers like CW and Poliquin who put out books and articles. And pubmed too. i have NEVER had such a perfect diet.

diet and following a solid program like CW’s has me very excited. like sculpting clay, as an experiment :smiley:

i did my bodyfat and 7-8% so i have abandoned all hope for returning to college freshman weight of 165. what the hell, i am never going to be MMA killer or anything. for now i will just sculp and follow CW so i don’t get injured while achieving max possible.

this is a tough forum so i will wait for improvement before i dare another pic. i think by may or so i will be much better?? doing the volume and HIIT currently and it’s great.


#7

now it is like being a scientist. i am so much smarter. thanks to places like these forums and trainers like CW and Poliquin who put out books and articles. And pubmed too. i have NEVER had such a perfect diet.

This is an awesome attitude to have. So many here neglect the mental aspect of bodybuilding. I have no doubt this hunger to learn more about the subject has enabled you to attain such a great physique at 46 years old.


#8

[quote]thruxton45 wrote:
now it is like being a scientist. i am so much smarter. thanks to places like these forums and trainers like CW and Poliquin who put out books and articles. [/quote]

Great observation. I have also started framing goals in years rather than months. “How micro changes effect the macro system.”

You look like you are in a good place. If you like HIH check out Muscle Revolution. I like the writing and it goes back to CW’s older philosophy of adding weight. I think HIH has too much focus on speed.

Looking Strong - keep moving up the stack.


#9

Looking solid. I have a very similar build to you at 33, maybe about 10 lbs heavier.


#10

Never would have guessed the age from the physiue pics. Very impressive bro. It’s not a race but a marathon.

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