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    Default Carl1174 search for the ideal...

    Ideal what ? Muscle mass, body fat, or CV fitness... I dont know is the honest truth.

    How big is big enough ? Again I honestly dont know. I do know that I have been given NO chest, lats, shoulders or even arms (thanks Mum), but my legs aint bad (thanks Dad). I suppose I should follow suit with the masses and just do chest and gunz huh, but that aint me. I love to do legs and they are a part of me that I get good growth in so i try to embrace that.

    Ideal body ???? Anything from Steeve Reeves to JC Van Dam (vis arnie on the way).

    Im 34 and will never be an Arnie, Reeves or Van Dam, but will try to get as close as possible....
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    OK so i have been working out on and off for about 18 months (off for a few months altogether due to injusry), but I do keep a log of all my lifts in a diary at work, but just as well keep it on here huh ?

    Me: Im 34 (almost 35 and feel it most the time), 5'7" and about 177lbs at probably 15-16% bf (was 168 at 14.3% bf last time i tested. Although I am not on a "bulk" as such I certainly aint on a "cut". My diet is the aworst part of all this. I eat fairly healthy and quite a bit of food, but dont calorie count (I will be doing on here now though). Trouble is I put on fat waaaaaay quick. I mean the BMR says I should eat 3200 cals to grow, but the only thing that grows at that amount is my gut.

    Anyway no entry as of yet, I am off to the gym tonight after work and its legs day....GREAT !
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    I thought I may as well put in yesterdays workout;

    I try to mix things up a bit, some pyramids, some straight sets and some reverse pyramids (I like to lift as heavy as poss and then decrease the weight and increase the reps - I seem to more a greater weight altogether that way....Could be wasting my time, but I'm sure someone will let me know - at least i hope they will)

    CHEST

    Inc BB Press
    15 x Bar
    12 x Bar + 20
    12 x Bar + 40
    10 x Bar + 40
    7 x Bar + 45 (thought I would get more than this....pretty gutted)
    9 x Bar +40 (dropped to try and stay in the 8 - 12 range)

    Flat BB Press
    12 x Bar + 40
    7 x Bar + 55
    8 x Bar + 55
    9 x Bar + 55

    Inc Flys
    12 x 14
    12 x 14
    12 x 14

    Flat flys
    12 x 14
    12 x 14
    11 x 14

    Chest Dip
    12 x Body Weight
    11 x BW
    8 x BW

    EST Total Workout Time: 50 Mins (had to be quick as I pick my daughter from dancing on a Tuesday ! ! !

    Edit: If someone could tell me how much a BB weighs that would be great (is it 25 ??)
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    C-Money,

    You've mentioned more than once that you have "No Chest". If you feel that is the muscle group that is seriously lagging behind, why not concentrate on that?

    I think your BF% is low enough you can go for a serious bulk and pummel those pecs into growth!


    Good luck buddy, I'll be following along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscletrainerdh View Post
    C-Money,

    You've mentioned more than once that you have "No Chest". If you feel that is the muscle group that is seriously lagging behind, why not concentrate on that?

    I think your BF% is low enough you can go for a serious bulk and pummel those pecs into growth!


    Good luck buddy, I'll be following along.

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    Cheers, good to have you following. If there is anything that you (or anyone else sees) that you think i could do different and could help me along that would be great....especially with the CHEST lol...
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    There are 2 chest plateau bursting routines on this site, if you think it will help. Just make sure you are up to it, because it is overtraining for about a month.
    Squat 2.1x BW Squat, 1.75xBW Bench Press, 2.5xBW Deadlift (425/350/500)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme666 View Post
    There are 2 chest plateau bursting routines on this site, if you think it will help. Just make sure you are up to it, because it is overtraining for about a month.

    Cheers will have a look in to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by carl1174 View Post
    Cheers, good to have you following. If there is anything that you (or anyone else sees) that you think i could do different and could help me along that would be great....especially with the CHEST lol...
    When it comes to Lagging body parts, I tend to put them at the beginning of my workout week and increase the volume and intensity.

    Here's a good chest plateau buster from Tom Venuto.

    I prefer pyramiding (progressive resistance) with most of my workout routines. I'm not sure if mixing it up like you do using all three methods would be a detriment to your progress, as long as your muscles are subjected to an overload. But I would defer to using one type for a number of weeks, then switch to another rather than using all 3 methods in a single workout session.

    Hope that helped,

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscletrainerdh View Post
    When it comes to Lagging body parts, I tend to put them at the beginning of my workout week and increase the volume and intensity.
    Yeh I normally do chest first on a Monday, but with 4 kids and a Mrs that trains too my weeks always seemed to get a bit screwed

    Quote Originally Posted by muscletrainerdh View Post
    Here's a good chest plateau buster from Tom Venuto.
    Will have a look at this too cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by muscletrainerdh View Post
    I prefer pyramiding (progressive resistance) with most of my workout routines. I'm not sure if mixing it up like you do using all three methods would be a detriment to your progress, as long as your muscles are subjected to an overload. But I would defer to using one type for a number of weeks, then switch to another rather than using all 3 methods in a single workout session.

    Well I think I will lean towards the pyramiding up for a while as it is easier to gage progression with it, Thanks again
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    Was legs day last night... GREAT, was wseating like a pig at the end and really enjoyed the workout. I think knowing I was gonna have to put my figures up here also gave me a bit of an extra push

    Squats
    15 x 25 (I asked and the bar did weigh 25 lol)
    12 x 35
    12 x 90
    10 x 95
    8 x 100
    6 x 105

    SLDL
    12 x 125(lbs not kg)
    10 x 145
    10 x 145
    10 x 145
    I havent done SLDL for a while so wanted to go easy this week and go a bit lighter to ease myself back in to them

    Leg press
    12 x 130
    10 x 150
    8 x 170

    Calf raises
    15 x 100
    15 x 100
    12 x 100
    I really wanted 15 on the last set but it was not to be. I take these real slow and paus for a count of 3 at the top of the movement

    leg ext
    12 x 50
    12 x 50
    10 x 52.5

    leg curl
    12 x 52.5
    12 x 52.5
    9 x 57.5

    I wanted to do a bit of cardio afterwards, but my legs were shaking like mad. I decieded to go for a swim, which to be honest was great. The DOMS arent so bad this morning and I got a good pump from the swimming too.

    I do 4 lengths (100m) Crawl, then 4 breast stroke. I swam for about 20 mins like this and did 24 lengths altogether (swimming aint really my bag lol)

    Total workout time: 1 hour 25 mins
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    Jackus posted a GREAT shoulder warm-up by Diesel Crew (on youtube) in my Massive Growth Log. Check it out. It's really helped my shoulder health post injury.

    LtL

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    cheers Ltl ill check it out

    Chest and Biceps last night;

    DB flat press

    14kg x 15
    30 x 12
    32 x 10
    34 x 8
    36 x 6

    DB inc press

    14 x 15
    26 x 12
    26 x 12
    28 x 10
    28 x 9

    Pec dec

    20kg x 20
    35 x 12
    40 x 11
    45 x 10
    50 x 10

    Inc DB flys

    16 x 12
    16 x 12
    16 x 12
    16 x 11

    ez bar curl (all weight plus bar)

    20lb x 15
    35 x 12
    40 x 11
    45 x 10
    50 x 8

    DB hammer curls

    14kg x 8
    14 x 8
    14 x 8
    14 x 8

    DB preacher curls (single arm)

    12kg x 12
    14 x 10
    14 x 10
    16 x 8

    Total workout time 1 hour 10 mins.
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    Nice work buddy. Keep it up

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    Cheers mate off tomorrow then Friday = LEGS !!!!!
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    Yeah, check out the Diesel Crew shoulder rehab vid, It's way worth the few minutes to do it. I would say, just check out their site, there is TONS of goos stuff on there.
    If in doubt, squat and run hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyDev View Post
    Yeah, check out the Diesel Crew shoulder rehab vid, It's way worth the few minutes to do it. I would say, just check out their site, there is TONS of goos stuff on there.
    dont suppose youve alink mate have you ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by carl1174 View Post
    dont suppose youve alink mate have you ????
    Let's try this again!

    Here you GO!

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    Here's one to the actual site, where you can search through their individual posts and videos! Diesel Crew: Muscle building, Athletic Development, Strength Training
    If in doubt, squat and run hills.

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    Thanks a lot... Ill give it a look
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    Legs last night

    Single leg Extension (I know these should be done after compunds, but i like to use them first as a warm up and make sure the muscles are full of bllod ready for the other stuff)

    30lbs x 20
    50 x 15
    70 x 12
    90 x 12
    110 x 10
    130 x 10

    Hack Squat
    40kg x 12
    80 x 10
    120 x 8
    160 x 6
    160 x 6
    (had a bit of assitence on the last two reps of the last set)

    Vertical leg press (Single leg)
    40kg x 20
    60 x 15
    80 x 12
    100 x 10
    40 x 10

    kneeling plate loaded leg curl (single)
    30lbs x 8
    30 x 8
    40 x 8
    45 x 8

    Lying leg curl (single)
    50lbs x 8
    50 x 8
    60 x 8
    60 x 7

    10 mins cool down on bike

    Total workout time 1 hour 35 mins (there was three of us traing so took a bit longer than normal)
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    Nice numbers mate, keep it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyT View Post
    Nice numbers mate, keep it up.
    Cheers mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by TyoRich View Post
    wow intense rows; 80kg!!! good job on the PB
    Cheers Tyo, I was well pumped.... Like I said I have never gone that heavy before, I aint the biggest guy and it just feels good with 2 plates either side, then adding a couple of 10's , shallow I know

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    well it's the minor victories that keep us going for the long haul; keep at it =)
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