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Old 08-13-2007, 04:55 PM
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Workout B
Squat
3x5 - 150lbs

Overhead Press
2x5 - 85lbs
1x3 - 85lbs

Row
3x5 - 115lbs

Pull Ups - 5/4

Incline Crunches
2x12
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:38 PM
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Workout A
Squat
3x5 - 150lbs

Bench
2x5 - 135lbs
1x4 - 135lbs

Dead
1x5 - 185lbs

Dips +10lbs - 8/4

Man, I felt tired all day and it really showed in the gym. I was struggling like crazy to get my lifts in. Sure hope Friday is a better day.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:28 PM
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Workout B
Squat
3x5 - 150lbs

Overhead Press
3x5 - 85lbs

Row
3x5 - 115lbs

Pull Ups - 6/5
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:27 PM
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Workout A
Squat
3x5 - 155lbs

Bench
3x5 - 135lbs

Dead
1x5 - 185lbs

Dips +10lbs - 10/6

I don't know if I wasn't feeling 100% today or if adding a measly 5lbs to a squat can really make that big a difference, but man did that feel heavy. Other than that everything else went fine. I've also started adding a few hundred more calories to my diet because I stopped growing. Hopefully this will help.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:31 PM
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the extra calories will help. What's your weight now ?
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:57 PM
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I'm at 182lbs now, which is good considering I started at 165lbs. But I hit the 180 mark weeks ago. I've been reading the nutrition forum and found a few mistakes I was making with my diet. So I'm adding more calories, but I need to find higher calorie foods because I just can't shove anymore food down.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:24 PM
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but I need to find higher calorie foods because I just can't shove anymore food down.
it gets damn tiring shoving food in your mouth 24/7 doesn't it
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:05 PM
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Dude, seriously! I constantly feel like I'm on the verge of puking. I've been eating a lot of chicken, turkey, eggs and skim milk, but I just switched over to whole milk which is double the calories. And I think I'm gonna go back to red meat, atleast during the bulking phase as that should be more calories than chicken. I don't know how you big guys do it. lol
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:15 PM
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What are your daily fats at right now? Peanut butter can jack your calories up pretty quick. Or olive oil.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:27 PM
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I don't know if I wasn't feeling 100% today or if adding a measly 5lbs to a squat can really make that big a difference, but man did that feel heavy.
I can relate to this...a few times I have added 5 pounds and it felt like 20 pounds, but then my strength would go up after a few workouts at that weight and it would become easier. Gotta keep pushing it!
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