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Old 09-28-2008, 12:05 AM
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And i am scarred

Yo. Heres the story. About 2 months ago, i got the superflu from my little sister. I was supersick for 6 weeks. In that time i lost muscle. I look skinny and weak, and if my scales are correct (i hope they're broken) i lost 4kg. Now i weigh 68, according to my scales. Ive lost virtually all my arm mass. I still have some decent bicep mass but ive lost my triceps. Funny thing is i havent lost my strength. Anyway, after 6 weeks i was getting better, and while never being over it, got sick again. Ive been sick for nearly a week. Im getting over it, and when i do, im gonna kick my a$$ to get this muscle back.

Im gonna do some Mentzer style HIT, for a few reasons. The first is i like this style of training. Second is due to not working out for 2 months long workouts will be flat and potentially a waste of time. Thirdly, its how i got my arms in the first place. Im looking forward to doin a nice cable curl pushdown superset to ignite my puny pathetic arms and stimulate some growth so they can get big again

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Old 09-28-2008, 03:53 AM
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Welcome back GIM, I havent seen you in awhile. I still have/sort of use your workout spread sheet :P

HIT Menzer style, I find very interesting, but make sure your going very close to your RM, as this is the one thing most people fail at doing when following this type of program. And because of this they need to remain short and infrequent.

But I will be following along as Ive read about Menzer but never have done it.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:17 AM
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Hey dude. Mentzer's HIT is great; it's scary how crazy you can get coming to the end of a set of one arm pushdowns. I love doing the unilateral exercises HIT style cuz you can put all your focus on destroying a muscle. Its also a great test of will power. Its very easy to give up 4 or 5 reps away from reaching that impossible rep. When you get that close and the pain is growing like crazy you reassess what you're doing, and the next 20 seconds determines how far you'll get.

Well yesterday i did some really light arm stuff just to get my body ready to get hit hard. Just some standing cable curls and standing cable pushdowns. I love these cuz i can squeeze all the weakness out of my triceps :P In a few days i can get into a decent workout. Im thinking bb shrugs, pullups, incline bench, then same arm stuff
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Hey dude. Mentzer's HIT is great; it's scary how crazy you can get coming to the end of a set of one arm pushdowns. I love doing the unilateral exercises HIT style cuz you can put all your focus on destroying a muscle. Its also a great test of will power. Its very easy to give up 4 or 5 reps away from reaching that impossible rep. When you get that close and the pain is growing like crazy you reassess what you're doing, and the next 20 seconds determines how far you'll get.

Well yesterday i did some really light arm stuff just to get my body ready to get hit hard. Just some standing cable curls and standing cable pushdowns. I love these cuz i can squeeze all the weakness out of my triceps :P In a few days i can get into a decent workout. Im thinking bb shrugs, pullups, incline bench, then same arm stuff
Those are not what your doing for Mentzers is it? Or is that just some random things your doing to get yourself ready?
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Just getting my arms ready. Im thinking some bb curls for biceps and decline close grip bench/dips for tris
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Just getting my arms ready. Im thinking some bb curls for biceps and decline close grip bench/dips for tris
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come back strong bro
Exactly Im pumped to see this journal :P
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Tomorrow i plan on kicking my a$$ with my first session. Im thinking i should start with my back session. I'll do mainly back, and some other tricep/pressing stuff. Cant wait
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:52 AM
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Did my first session today. I must say ive lost a bit of strength/anaerobic power. I did some pullups, pulldowns, venom rows, narrow grip overhead presses, and pushdowns. I did low to medium weights and sucked with reps, but first session its ok. I feel like im gona wake up tomorrow twice as strong as i did today, so next session i'll be nice and strong.

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Old 10-11-2008, 10:49 PM
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Kick a$$ workout yesterday. I did chest, delts, and bicep stuff. Incline bench, dips (greatest exercise ever), laterals and overhead laterals, cable hammer curls, concentration curls. My biceps are gonna get some growth from the intensity i gave yesterday, and the dips were nothing short of awesome. These are definitely a staple in any routine
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