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Old 12-21-2011, 12:32 AM
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Monday Evening

Pushups superset with L-sit holds



L-sit for those not familiar

Tuesday - 101 days

HFS 3x5

Squat 225
Bench 195
Deadlift 311
OH Press 112.5

Active Rest:
Band Curl
Back Lever hold on rings
Band Pull-aparts
Squat holds

Suspended Bridge Leg Curl
3x10

superset with

L-sit hold
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:13 PM
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Tuesday evening

Various isometric holds and pushups

Wednesday - 100 days

Bench
250x3, 3 sets
250x4
220x6
170x10

Bicep tendon hurting, I feel it is from the holds. It really effected my bench. Normally I hit my heaviest weight for 7 sets and on the 8th I rep out. Not happening today.

OH Press
110x5, 10 sets

Floor Press
110x15, 2 sets

Active Rest:
L-hold
Stiff Arm hold
Band Curl and hold
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:57 PM
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Well, I took some pictures so I could measure progress along the way.

All I have to say is once you post pictures of your self contest lean, everything else just looks fat. Honestly, I feel like I gained no muscle at all looking at these pictures. I was careful and gained it slow, but all I see is maybe a teeny bit of increased arm size and leg size. And fat.

1 good thing - the beard!

To see images bigger (not that you'd want to), click the link below:

Forgive the posing, been awhile....I'll get back in practice...

Side Chest


http://www.flickr.com/photos/command...in/photostream

Rear Lat


http://www.flickr.com/photos/command...in/photostream

Front Lat


http://www.flickr.com/photos/command...in/photostream
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:59 PM
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Wednesday Evening

OH Press, Suspended Tricep Extension, Stiff Arm Lat Hold

Thursday Morning

Had to pull a morning workout because my supervisor is treating me to lunch today.

It sucked, lol, haven't done an AM workout in awhile. And I remembered why even when I DID workout in the morning, I did upper body. It sucks waking up and squatting, ha, ha!

Squat
225x5, 12 sets

OH Press
100x8, 7 sets
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:56 PM
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you managed to stay fairly lean on that bulk..can still see the "tear drop"...also, the outer sweep on your quads is pretty good...once you cut down, I am sure you will see some separation from the rear positions.
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I agree that you stayed lean on this bulk, and there's noticeable difference in the size of your arms and legs. Good stuff.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:58 PM
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you managed to stay fairly lean on that bulk..can still see the "tear drop"...also, the outer sweep on your quads is pretty good...once you cut down, I am sure you will see some separation from the rear positions.
Thanks, here's the weird thing. I felt lean until I saw the pictures. Pictures don't lie. I know I am not fat, it's just that I didn't gain as much pure muscle as I had hoped.

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once you cut down, I am sure you will see some separation from the rear positions.
I hope to, that was one area that I didn't see definition on last cut.

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I agree that you stayed lean on this bulk, and there's noticeable difference in the size of your arms and legs. Good stuff.
Thanks. I appreciate your insight.

I think I am going to focus more on upperbody for the remainder of contest prep. Still doing legs daily, but decreasing volume for legs and increasing volume for upper body.

Thoughts on that?

I feel like bodybuilding aesthetics-wise, I will get more bang for my buck with a more impressive upperbody. I think my legs will already look decent once they are lean.
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Friday - 98 days

Bench 195x5, 3 sets
w/ Stiff Arm Hold

Deadlift 311x5, 4 sets
w/ Lat Stretch

OH Press 115x5, 5 sets
w/ Band Bicep Curl Hold

Maltese Cross Practice, 4 holds

Back Lever Practice, 3 holds

I must be careful with the maltese cross hold, my bicep tendon on the elbow is aching a bit.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:00 PM
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I agree with your upper body focus. Your legs are nicely defined for where you are...as you lean out, the will get better also.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:48 PM
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I agree with your upper body focus. Your legs are nicely defined for where you are...as you lean out, the will get better also.
Neat, glad you see it too.

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Monday - 95 days

Squat
255x5, 4 sets
w/ Band Pullaparts

Bench
195x5, 3 sets
w/ Band Pullaparts

175x6, 3 sets
w/ Band Chest Hold

Maltese Cross Progression
3 holds
w/ Incline Pushups, BWx15, 15 12

OH Press
115x5, 3 sets
w/ Suspended Tricep Extension
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