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NarcissisticMach

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One last thing bro then I will shut up promise!! There is no gear, no supplement, no person in this world that can think for you!!!! When you sit down to grab the weight it's about what your thinking about that will determine what you bring about!!! There isn't many places in life when you can get a peak into where you mind is moreso then when your about to challenge you body beyond its previous limit!!!!

A lot to digest here. I definitely need to focus on keeping my head in the game while working through sets. I've been cautious when doing any kind of DB press because I've injured my shoulders in the past with shitty form so I think that may be making some what of a mental block for me. You got me amped though I definitely going for 8 reps of 50 next week on top of reping out 50 for 10 on DB presses!
 

Carmel cowboy

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A lot to digest here. I definitely need to focus on keeping my head in the game while working through sets. I've been cautious when doing any kind of DB press because I've injured my shoulders in the past with shitty form so I think that may be making some what of a mental block for me. You got me amped though I definitely going for 8 reps of 50 next week on top of reping out 50 for 10 on DB presses!

Warm up and if your shoulder feels good GET IT!!!!!!
 

svanimost

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A lot to digest here. I definitely need to focus on keeping my head in the game while working through sets. I've been cautious when doing any kind of DB press because I've injured my shoulders in the past with shitty form so I think that may be making some what of a mental block for me. You got me amped though I definitely going for 8 reps of 50 next week on top of reping out 50 for 10 on DB presses!

Its mind & muscle concentration. There's no race , good form is the best way to look at everything. It's not how heavy, or more is better & never will be.. That's how injuries occur. Keep up with the good work...
 

NarcissisticMach

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Leg Day:

Hip abduction - 4 sets (20/100,20/100,20/115,20/120)
Squat - 4 sets (7/155,6/165,6/185,5/205)
Hack squat - 4 sets (12/90,10/140,10/140,10/160)
Standing calf raise - 4 sets (20/135,20/145,20/145,16/155)
Seated leg curl - 4 sets (13/105,30/70,30/75,20/70)
Leg extension - 4 sets (25/70,25/70,25/70,21/70)
15 minutes cardio


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NarcissisticMach

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Rest days today and tomorrow. Weight was down to 137.8 lbs this morning even though I probably ate over my maintenance calories by 300 yesterday. One thing I'm really bad about is eating when I get bored at work which happens a lot when I work a late shift. On top of that I'm touring an engineering firm today for school and they have donuts out for breakfast... fuck me


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RedMorkai

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Rest days today and tomorrow. Weight was down to 137.8 lbs this morning even though I probably ate over my maintenance calories by 300 yesterday. One thing I'm really bad about is eating when I get bored at work which happens a lot when I work a late shift. On top of that I'm touring an engineering firm today for school and they have donuts out for breakfast... fuck me


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Damn dude, down 15lbs and making strength gains. I'm all kinds of jealous haha.
 

NarcissisticMach

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Damn dude, down 15lbs and making strength gains. I'm all kinds of jealous haha.

Haha, after seeing your progress pics its the other way around! I think a lot of the strength came after getting over mental blocks of moving up weight each week. It's amazing what you can get your body to do when you have your mind right. I'm sure the s4 has something to with it as well lol.
 

NarcissisticMach

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Physique update as of today.
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As you can see my chest needs some work to even it out. That's gonna be a big goal of mine. I've been thinking about doing something like this:

Week 1 - normal work outs
Week 2 - work right side of chest/left tricep only
Repeat

Not sure it will be effective but I have read on it a little bit. It could also be just the way my body is shaped. Figured I'd at least give it a go.

Skin fold measurements:

Abs: 5.5mm
Chest: 3mm
Leg: 6mm


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RedMorkai

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Very noticeable progress! Nice work man. Anything that's unilateral lift will help balances things out. Unfortunately you can only do so much balancing out. Sometimes it's a strength difference but sometimes it's just a muscle insertion difference which will give one side a different appearance no matter what you do. Keep up the good work.
 

NarcissisticMach

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Very noticeable progress! Nice work man. Anything that's unilateral lift will help balances things out. Unfortunately you can only do so much balancing out. Sometimes it's a strength difference but sometimes it's just a muscle insertion difference which will give one side a different appearance no matter what you do. Keep up the good work.

Thanks Red!


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NarcissisticMach

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Chest/biceps:

Warm up shoulders internal external rotations
DB press warm up - 2 sets (10/25,10/30)
DB press - 4 sets (10/40,8/45,6/50,5/55)
Reverse Grip BB press - 4 sets (10/65,10/65,10/75,10/80)
HS incline press - 3 sets (10/50,10/55,10/50)
Pec Dec - 3 sets (10/115,10/120,10/120)
Decline fit grip pulley fly - 3 sets (12/10,12/10,10/15)
Reverse grip BB curl - 4 sets (10/40,10/40,10/40,8/50)
Incline Spider curl - 4 sets (11/30,11/30,11/30,8/40)
Preacher DB curl - 4 sets (10/17.5,10/17.5,10/17.5,9/17.5)




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Carmel cowboy

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Looking good NM!! Keep killing it bro! I agree with red in using unilateral exercises to balance out chest but to go a little further I think you need to assess your limiting factors for strength with your chest exercises. From your picture I can tell arm length is one of them. My arms and shoulders always over powered my chest so I had to do a lot of research on myself to find the formula for me to maximize the stimulation of my chest while minimizing my shoulders and triceps. For me I had to stabilize my posterior muscles that support movements for my chest. I remember reading you had a shoulder injury so take that into consideration when assessing. More then anything else for every protocol you decide to employ it's about how much you can Isolate and Stimulate that muscle group!! Keep killing bro!!
 

NarcissisticMach

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Looking good NM!! Keep killing it bro! I agree with red in using unilateral exercises to balance out chest but to go a little further I think you need to assess your limiting factors for strength with your chest exercises. From your picture I can tell arm length is one of them. My arms and shoulders always over powered my chest so I had to do a lot of research on myself to find the formula for me to maximize the stimulation of my chest while minimizing my shoulders and triceps. For me I had to stabilize my posterior muscles that support movements for my chest. I remember reading you had a shoulder injury so take that into consideration when assessing. More then anything else for every protocol you decide to employ it's about how much you can Isolate and Stimulate that muscle group!! Keep killing bro!!

Thanks CC! Gonna be formulating some new ideas over the next couple weeks and try to implement them!


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NarcissisticMach

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Back/triceps

Deadlift - 4 sets (10/165,8/195,6/225,6/270)
WG lat pull down - 4 sets (10/120,11/125,9/130,8/130)
DB row - 4 sets (10/55,10/55,10/55,8/60)
low pulley row - 4 sets (12/100,10/105,10/110,9/120)
Tricep EZ bar pushdown- 4 sets (10/40,11/50,10/50,10/60)
Overhead DB press - 4 sets (10/50,11/50,12/55,10/60)
SA tricep push down - 4 sets (15/10,11/15,10/15,9/15)
Standing behind the back Forearm BB curl - 3 sets (30/45,20/55,20/55)

Cutting cardio down to once or twice a week which will be on my AB/leg day. I have eaten over my calories the past few days probably because of a slight increase in stress from finals/projects at school. My weight has stayed between 137-140 lbs however which is good sign. Gonna do my best to keep my diet on track through the remainder of my reverse diet.



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NarcissisticMach

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Shoulders/arms today

Reps/weight
DB shoulder press - 4 sets (10/35,10/40,10/45,5/45) - couldn't get the 50s up, tried 3 times. Think I lost some energy which made me crap out when I went back to 45s
BB CG shoulder raise - 3 sets (10/50,10/50,10/50)
Incline bench front shoulder by raise - 3 sets (13/20,10/30,10/30)
HS shoulder press - 3 sets (12/45,10/55,10/60)
Reverse pec dec - 4 sets (12/85,12/90,10/95,10/100)
BB shrug - 4 sets (16/135,15/135,15/135,10/155)
CG BB curl 2 fit grip/2 reg - 4 sets (12/40,10/40,13/40,10/50)
EZ fit grip tricep pushdown - 4 sets (15/42.5,12/50,10/57.5,9/62.5)
Seated 2FG/2 ref hammer curl - 4 sets (12/17.5,9/20,10/20,9/22.5)
Tricep ext machine - 4 sets (11/80,11/85,8/95,5/95)






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NarcissisticMach

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That's sucks you couldn't get the 50's up! Do you use your legs to kick them up?

Yeah, I just think the issue is adding 5 pounds each arm. What I'm gonna do next week is switch to seated BB overhead presses. That way I can add 5 pounds total across both arms and work my way up from there. It's not ideal for my imbalances but I want to progress to more weight so I gotta make adjustments.
 
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