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Re: Everyday is Quad/Posterior Chain training!
« Reply #525 on: July 31, 2017, 10:48:28 am »
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7/31 AM

Sleep: decent

Mood: mediorcre

Body: feel stiff/heavy

Heading to gym, plan is to get in sauna and maybe the pool/spa. If I feel okay I will do some light volume squats focusing on narrow stance to hit the quads. Will also do some light posterior chain.

I have to do some back workouts like rows, because it helps holding the bar in squat and also body posture.

Hate to do it but I must once again take a scoop of pre.

Swim/sauna/spa: 1 hr

135 x 3 full squat, FS

185 x 3, BS FS

some light rows and presses.

20 yard sprint x 4

« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 04:57:05 pm by fast does lie »
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Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB

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Re: Everyday is Quad/Posterior Chain training!
« Reply #526 on: August 01, 2017, 04:09:37 am »
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8/1 AM

I've been thinking of good junk foods and good unhealthy/tasty foods. It's tough eating the same types of meats everyday: chicken breast, lean salmon/fish, lean beef, and the same veggies: broccoli, peas, spinach, lettuce, etc.

Here is a list of foods I thought of for times of hunger or tiredness:

Beef Jerky (lots of sodium, but I sweat it out anyway from going to sauna)

Double Hamburger with no cheese or mayonnaise; Actually not that bad with some onions, ketchup and mustard

scrambled eggs with very little olive oil

Turkey sandwich with avacado instead of mayonaise, some lettuce, mstard, tomatoe etc

Make your own chicken sandwich or soft tacos....

^Not bad idea for foods that can resemble "junk" food. Definitely can't go with french fries and candy.

8/1 PM

Will take it easy and not go to gym today, not even for sauna or light work. No caffeine today and just going to take it easy, hopefully I can stick with the no caffeine by end of the day.

250 PM- Currently eating piece 4 or 7 fried chicken. Not a good diet. Also have some mash potato and apple pie. Will be probably a 4000 Kcal meal, sigh.

« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 03:49:22 pm by fast does lie »
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Re: Everyday is Quad/Posterior Chain training!
« Reply #527 on: August 02, 2017, 01:13:41 am »
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8/2 AM

Was hoping yesterday could be a nice rest day. Ended up eating horrible and not recovering either, not sure why, as higher cal's and rest should help.

Worse of all I promised a few friends last week I'd run with them for morning pick up bball which i forgot about, which can get a bit competitive. Lets hope I don't get injured as I can still get up a bit when feeling good even though i weight 215-220ish right now because I can still squat high 300s.

Boxing: plan on taking up boxing for cardio and upper workouts. Continue focusing on getting posterior chain and quads as strong as POSSIBLE. 

I'm not sure what is the best route to go to get my quads at 400+ lifting, without getting any fatter. I'm always wearing probably a 50lb fat suit at all times right now....


Also something just tells me I should just attempt a 405 full squat sometime soon, just do it. I've tried 1/4 sqatting 400-490, and it felt like my legs were going to give out, but thats cause im not used to non full squats.

I think I'm just going to attempt 405 sometime soon. The heaviest I've attempted full squat so far is 380 which spotter says i made it, but i think he helped more than just "1lb".

The thing is that I hate cheating myself or lying about my abilities. For example, I realized that when you take a huge gulp of air on your squat, it is a lot easier. Since I ahve a huge gut, that gives me a nice advantage.

Since than I've always squatted without taking a big gulp of air on the descent, so that I am using all my legs and not my diaphram to help prop me up.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 02:50:55 am by fast does lie »
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Re: Everyday is Quad/Posterior Chain training!
« Reply #528 on: August 03, 2017, 01:26:47 pm »
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8/3 12PM

Sleep: 4/5

Aches: legs as always

Mood: 4/5

Yesterday played 40 minutes of intense pick up bball. Definitely not the greatest idea, being 50 LB overweight!!!

Imagine you playing intense bball with a 50 LB fat suit and no one knows it so they are not taking it easy on you.

Plan: Go to gym for a quick session of low - mid volume quad/posterior chain workouts.

Squat full (some I try to not pause to see the 3/4 squat how it feels)

135 x 2, FS BS

135 x 1, 1 FS BS

225 x 1, FS BS

315 x 1, 1, BS, felt good

365 x 1, BS, felt good

365 x 1, BS, got a little tough but managed

295 x 2, FS, pinned on 2nd attempt. For some reason I always choose the worst spotters. Dude was standing 10 feet away from me.  :personal-record:

275 x 7 BS

225 x 5 FS

135 x 8 x 2 DL

45 deg hypers x 50 lb x 8 x 3





« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 04:53:29 pm by fast does lie »
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Re: Everyday is Quad/Posterior Chain training!
« Reply #529 on: August 04, 2017, 02:55:55 pm »
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I'm going to journal in a weekly format so things are more legible and better documented, including diet.

This week only has a few days left, but is week 1.

Week 1 (Starting July 31st so several days already journaled above)

Thursday(already Journaled training prev posts)

Diet: 3300 KCAL (190g protein)

Friday

Sleep: 3.5/5

Mind: 3.5/5

Body: 3/5

Notes: Legs are pretty sore. Outer quad is particularly tender to the point it may require some extra attention. In the middle of yday's front squats, there was a sudden slight heaviness that borderlined a painful feeling on the outer quad while going up. It might be a tear.

The reason it was so tender was because I stopped foam rolling weeks ago (I have the hardest custom made foam roll and it stopped doing much) and simply used started smashing DB's against my quads to release tension/massage. It works pretty well until you accidentally hit a part that doesn't need much myofascia.

I can do bw squats fine right now, so it might have been just extra extra tender, and should resolve within the next 3-7 days hopefully.

1/2 BW Lunges: 20 x 3

1 Hour Basketball Cardio

BW DL: 50 x 3

Situps: 20 x 2

The plan is to squat in about 3 days. I believe if I am well recovered, 375 lb should be pretty powerful and smooth.

Diet: 3000 kcal (180g protein).

Saturday

Sleep: 2/5

Mind: 3/5

Body: 2/5

No training at all, got into pool and spa after work.

Tendons sore, muscles sore, feet sore from some intense plyos (during BBALL cardio). I guess jumping just 2 feet at this weight is equivalent of some insane depth jumps/plyos at a lean 165. Now I know how it feels like, was actually pretty dangerous for me to be running full court bball, will not be doing it again until i drop below 200 lb.

Diet: 1800 kcal (160g protein)

Sunday

Didn't train, but work was a bit consuming of energy.

2700 kcals (130g protein)




« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 12:14:07 pm by fast does lie »
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Re: Everyday is Quad/Posterior Chain training!
« Reply #530 on: August 07, 2017, 12:10:48 pm »
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Week of August 7

Monday

Sleep: 3/5

Mind: 4/5

Body: 3/5

Notes Feet, quads, knees a bit achy, hamstrings a bit tight.

Going to put on the compression, mix up 2 servings of preworkout powder, and go train.... that's the decision. Going to squat and see where to go.

Regarding diet, i'm thinking about just eating lean salmon raw + rice.

Squat

135 x 2, fs bs

225 x 1, 1 fs bs

315 x 1, 1 bs

225 x 1 bs

Had planned on a good squat day, but this one part of my quad is just no recovering from it's very tenderness. I may have reaggravated it today.

I should have just stopped at 135 when I felt the tenderness in outer quad.

Deadlift feels okay though.

DL 135 x 8 x 2, 185 x 3 x 2

Just not a good workout today. Outer quad just not feeling alright.

Diet: 2650 KCAL (190g protein)

Tuesday

Sleep: 5/5

Mind: 4/5

Body: 3/5

Notes Good sleep, as I've got the day totally free and was exhausted ysterday. Still hoping outer quads can heal from tenderness and a bit of pain on front squats.

Since it doesn't bother DL much, I will be doing a decent amount of DL compared to squats, while this quad gets better.

Squat

BW x 15 x 2

45 x 10 x 2

135 x 2, BS FS

225 x 2, BS FS

135 x 15 x 2, BS

185 x 8, BS

Deadlift

45 lb x 10

135 x 8 x 2

185 x 3 x 2

Could go heavier but I have no wraps to hold the bar for more reps.

Goodmornings and Hyper-extensions

3 sets of 12 for each at 135lb and 25lb respectively

Uppers

1 set of light weight chest supported row; 1 set of light DB bench press, 1 set of light single DB shoulder press.

Abs


BW incline x 10

Diet: 2600 KCAL (160g protein)

Wednesday

Sleep: 2/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5

Notes: Some life stress, not great sleep, busy most of the day, got in a workout late at night, quads still tender. Losing a bit of weight so that is good. Preparing to rest up with these super light workouts to prep for an insane heavy+volume day, when quads feel good enough.

Squat: BW x 20 | 95 x 3, 5, 8, 8 | FS 95 x 3, 5

Goodmornings: 45 x 8 | 95 x 8 x 2

Hyperextensions: BW x 12, SL x 8 | 25lb x 8

Incline situps x 12

10 min BBALL cardio

Chest supported Rows: 40lb x 12 x 2


Thursday

Sleep: 0/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 1/5

Notes: Not feeling so well, didn't get any sleep last night, just laid there for 2 hours and had to get up due to stomach flu.... But since I can't sleep and I've got some appointments in the morning followed by work, I'm going for a workout and some bball sanctuary!!!!  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

30 min BBALL cardio, got good sweat.

20 x 5 BW narrow stance squats

good stretching

Friday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 2/5
Body: 3/5

Notes: Good sleep bc Thursday i didn't get any sleep. Some personal life issues/busyness on my mind. The sleep didn't seem to help me recover much, not sure why, but we'll see at the gym.

Warm-up
Not sure why it takes me so long to warm up. I hope it gets better as I get leaner and more in shape....

Back Squat full paused 1-2 sec

135 x 1, 1 (narrow stance)
135 x 6 (only paused 1st few reps)
235 x 2 NS
235 x 5
320 x 2
315 x 1, 1 NS
335 x 1, 1 (was expecting it to be a bit easier)
225 x 8
225 x 6 NS

320 1/2 squat paused 3 sec (am proud to pause midway on this for 3 sec)

Front Squat full paused 1-2 sec

135 x 2, 2 (NS)
230 x 1, 1 (NS)
230 x 4
225 x 4 NS

Goodmornings: 135 x 5 | Hyper Ext: BW x 12, SL x 5, 25 x 8 x 2

1 set of light weight: pull, shoulder, push.

*The weights for squats were awkward (like 230, 320 lol) because a few tough guys took up the power rack with 1/2 squats and box squats when they could have just used another rack, so I just used put 45 lb over 2.5's on another rack.


Saturday

Sleep: 3/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5

Notes: Marginal sleep, had work sigh, got back only 45 min left to train. Just hopped in pool for recovery. Was alright. Diet was poor, ate some pizza and fried chicken for the weekend.

Sunday

Sleep: 2/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5

Notes: Not great sleep again, very marginal 4 hrs and change. Going to head for a morning session at gym.

Back Squat:

135 x 1, 2, 4
225 x 1, 2, 1
275 x 1, 1
325 x 1
365 x 1

Front Squat:

135 x 1, 2
225 x 1
275 x 1
280 x 1
225 x 2

Knee felt pain some time during squat, not sure why but immediately stopped. No more pain if I do body squats. Probably some kind of tension or something inside of knee cap.

Some hypers, goodmornings, and standing leg curls.

10 min pick up game, was a joke, way too many people trying to play and ball hogging it. Wish I could just tomahawk dunk it, but unfortunately I can barely touch backboard.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 01:17:33 pm by fast does lie »
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Re: Everyday is Quad/Posterior Chain training!
« Reply #531 on: August 07, 2017, 10:48:06 pm »
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Hey King, I don't want to clog up your journal so I'll delete this soon, but what would you do if you were in my situation;

Obviously I'm working a bit against age as I'm not a young pup anymore. I was really massaging and releasing tension in outer thigh of quads and might have over massaged by smashing a kettlebell against it, but this was like 2 weeks ago. It has been very tender ever since and I feel it a lot of times on squats esp front squats.

Should I take a break from squatting? Thanks!

lower intensity but do not totally skip the exercise if you can. any kind of volume work to get the blood going helps a lot in recovery.
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« Reply #532 on: August 10, 2017, 05:13:13 am »
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Hey King, I don't want to clog up your journal so I'll delete this soon, but what would you do if you were in my situation;

Obviously I'm working a bit against age as I'm not a young pup anymore. I was really massaging and releasing tension in outer thigh of quads and might have over massaged by smashing a kettlebell against it, but this was like 2 weeks ago. It has been very tender ever since and I feel it a lot of times on squats esp front squats.

Should I take a break from squatting? Thanks!

lower intensity but do not totally skip the exercise if you can. any kind of volume work to get the blood going helps a lot in recovery.

Man Kingfish, you are certainly right, I'd have thought to totally skip the exercise for better recovery but it seems light work is going pretty well.

No shit, you are a veteran with strength training and explosiveness.
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« Reply #533 on: August 15, 2017, 12:19:41 am »
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Week of August 14

Monday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 2/5
Body: 3/5

Notes A lot on my mind, decent sleep entire day, didn't go training. Ate at a way deficit since yesterday's training. Probably ate 2500 kcal below maintenance.

Tuesday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5

Notes Heading to gym right now for some good volume quad training. 9PM.

Back Squat Full (Not all are paused, some are a bit more narrow stance, ie 3-5 inches feet apart only)

135 x 1
135 x 2
135 x 8
185 x 6
185 x 2
225 x 1
225 x 2
315 x 1
355 x 2
355 x 2
265 x 10 x 3  :ibsquatting:

Front Squat Full (Not all are paused, some are a bit more narrow stance, ie 3-5 inches feet apart only)

135 x 2
135 x 4
185 x 1
185 x 5
225 x 2
265 x 1
225 x 6

Hyper Ext bw x 12, SL x 6 x 3, 25lb x 8 x 2

Diet 1900 KCAL, 190g protein
 
*Just decided to go insane on the volume. If it wasn't for a bit of cramp, I probably would have tried to go another 2 sets of 225 x 6 FS, got a little pale towards the end as well.

Wednesday

Sleep: 2/5
Mind: 2/5
Body: 2/5; glute and hamstring feel like molten metal turning solid....

Notes when my mind and body feel bad, i go and train even harder.... so I'm just going to hit the gym again and see what's up, maybe do some major sprints after lifting

Not worth it to sprint or lift heavy, pointless.

Swim 45 min, some uppers super light weight.

9pm posterior chain has frozen solid, bw squat cant be done, cant wait to get home to pass out

Thursday

Sleep: 2/5 after I get a nap during the day time
Mind: 2/5 still have some life stress
Body: 2/5; glute and hamstring still sore, but a bit recovered

Notes No point in training today, Tuesday's hi vol still not even partially recovered.

Friday

Sleep: 1/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2/5, the little sleep helped a bit in recovery, still pretty beat up from hi vol/ hi intensity.

Notes 7AM, light weight, light intensity, focusing on stretch.

Some interval training, after a good stretching and warm up session. No weights involved besides a little resistance with 5lb db's.

One of the most productive sessions and it featured no lifting at all.

Total 2.5 hours and featured 30 min of bball interval training.

Saturday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5; feet a little sore from yday's interval training, but quads/post chain made decent recovery progress  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

Note: 7AM still deciding how to allocate next 3 hours.

Squat full
(pretty annoying that the power rack was taken up for almost 1 hour by a guy doing only curls than running off to do machine curls and back, he could have done it on any other rack)

135 x 1
135 x 2
135 x 6
225 x 1
225 x 2
315 x 1
315 x 1
355 x 1 (paused 2 sec, felt very tough)
355 x 1 (did not pause, was easier)
405 x 4 (1/5 squat)
315 x 1

Front squat full
135 x 1
135 x 2
135 x 3
225 x 1
275 x 1 (very tough, bar almost slipped out of shoulders)
275 x 1 (")
225 x 4

Overall not a great workout, lost a decent amount of energy from having to use the other rack and walking around with 315 on my back. Probably should have skipped today or did some real light intensity and prepared for another day, i dunno.

Sunday

Sleep: 3/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5; Soreness didn't increase much at all from yesterday's routine. That probably means the lower volume mid-high weights I can do much more often. I'm guessing it's the high volume aka 4x10's at >70% 1rm that destroy me, which I plan on getting into more.

Note: 9 AM, going to go run some pick up games at super overweight. God help me..... not sure why i am doing it but i just really want to go play bball.

Ran about 2 pick up games. As always I get treated like a special needs person (understandably) but I surprise when I get warmed up as I still do have some strength in legs being able to almost full squat 380, even if I weigh 215+

Squat full paused narrow stance for stretch and some blood flow

135 x 1, 2, 4, 1

225 x 1, 2

Front squat "

135 x 1, 2

225 x 1, 1

Some back extensions, step ups bw, db swings at 40lb and 65lb, all to burn some extra kcal.

The plan is to rest and hopefully put in a 4 x 8 or 4 x 10 session later this week.

Also curious as what I should do in terms of front squats.... 4 x 8 as well or lower the volume? would appreciate some feedback for those (if any) that reads this.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 04:23:38 pm by fast does lie »
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« Reply #534 on: August 21, 2017, 11:01:59 am »
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Week of August 21

Monday

Sleep: 2.5/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2.5/5

Notes Ate at around perhaps 1000-2000 Kcal deficit yesterday, still got in around 160g protein. Feel clean, energized, but i'm definitely going to be weaker. The plan for this weak is to stretch extensively everyday and squat super light to stretch everyday which has worked out pretty well in helping blood flow, and get in a really tough session of 4 x 8 or 4 x 10 @ high percentage of 1RM.

Bball cardio: 35 minutes

Squat to stretch: BW x 10, 45 x 5, 135 x 1, 1, 1 FS

30 minutes of foam rolling (with metal bars) and stretch

some light med ball and cable work.

Going to eat more today to see when can put some heavy volume this week.

Video of some bball cardio, didn't want to show too much dribbling as their were others in the room and it was quite loud.

I think my handles are faster when I am using a ball with good grip, because I have pretty small hands and tough to control the ball, i certainly cannot palm a bball but this ball had such good grip that i was able to manage.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NrOw1U_zVE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NrOw1U_zVE</a>

Tuesday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2.5/5

Notes Slept around 10 hours yet still tired and not much recovery, it happens. Whoa, 10 minutes ago I was at 38 negs, now at 45, someone must have gone back and negged me up, lol.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nj2lejAd58" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nj2lejAd58</a>



5PM - Screw it, going to train, lets get it.

Sauna, pool, stretch - 1 hr

Squat full

135 x 1, 2, 8

225 x 1, 2, 3

275 x 7

325 x 1

325 x 3

325 x 1

275 x 5

Front Squat Full

135 x 1, 3

225 x 1

275 x 1 (bar kept slipping at bottom due to wearing nylon compression)

BBall cardio

1 pickup game turned into 1.5 hours of play, sigh.

Wednesday

Sleep: 3/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2/5

Notes Got 7-8 hours of sleep but feels like 0 hours of sleep. Didn't really help much in recovery like some sleep. Ate at surplus yday, and huge deficit day before. 1.5 hr of BBALL was just stupid. 1PM, going to sauna and stretch followed by light weight post chain training.

Warm up, stretch + sauna: 40 min

Squat to stretch: 95 x 1, 1

Deadlift:

95 x 10
95 x 12
95 x 10
135 x 10
95 x 10

Hyper ext: BW x 15, 25 lb x 12 x 2, 50 lb x 5

SL hyper ext: BW x 7, 6, 5, 5

Goodmorning: 45lb x 10, 135 x 5 x 2

SL deadlift: bw x 10 x 2, 40 lb x 6 (stumbling, very tough to do)

SL curls: 20 lb x 20, 40 lb x 15 (wanted to go more but right leg causing issues due to injury 6 months ago)

*workout was much smarter, i took it easy on the quads. also pretty depressing seeing a few unnatty guys progress their half squats from 225 to 355 reps in a short period of time, sigh, while I slave everyday just to maintain 375.....


Thursday

Sleep: 2/5
Mind: 2/5
Body: 2/5

Notes not much sleep, was too hyped up yday from caffeine and internet, legs might never recover, always sore, massage from smashing leg with db's hasn't recovered for almost a month now.

Pool cold/hot for recovery and cardio/footwork 1 hr

Friday

Sleep: 2.5/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2.5/5

Notes Still sore, post chain and quads, nothing new. Ate 300 kcal above maintenance yday, not feeling stronger though.

Got some lifting hooks rather than wraps. Works great, happy about that.

Deadlift

135 x 3

15 minute sauna

20 minute bball cardio

Saturday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2.5/5

Notes Feet, quads, legs still sore, even after epsom salt bath last night and good sleep. Sigh. Didn't go to gym today as I had work all day. Ate slightly above maintenance yday.

Sunday

Sleep: 2/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5

Notes legs making slight progress in recovery. I think last last Sunday's heavy day, last last Tue's heavy volume day, and Tue's pick up games really took a toll on my legs. I'm not used to being so sore for 4+ days.... Ate slightly lower than maint yday, 5 hrs of sleep, going to go to gym for some real light vol, and prepare for another heavy vol day sometime next week.

Warm up: It's actually really nice to use an empty smith machine bar for massage of hamstring by sitting on it with 1 leg, other leg on ground. Just make sure you wipe it afterwards so others don't get your leg sweat when they use it to bench or something.

Squat to stretch

135 x 1, 1, 1

BBALL cardio: pick up game 1 hour  :uhhhfacepalm:

Back Squat full paused

135 x 1, 1

225 x 1

315 x 1 (felt a little hard, paused for a full 2 sec)

Front squat full paused

135 x 1
225 x 1

Deadlift:

135 x 6 x 2
185 x 4 x 2

SL 45 degree hyper

BW x 8 x 2 (Love this exercise that I invented, have never seen anyone do it)

SL standing curls:

30lb x 20
50lb x 12
40lb x 12 x 2

Tired, the 1 hour of BBALL interval cardio took its toll. 215ish pounds of weight sprinting in intervals for almost 1 hour is a lot of exercise.



« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 03:39:45 pm by fast does lie »
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Re: Goal: 40in svj, 44in rvj, sub 5 sec 40yrd dash
« Reply #535 on: August 28, 2017, 10:34:19 am »
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Week of August 28

Monday

Sleep: 3/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2.5/5

Notes Still sore, 4 hour sleep, followed by a 3 hour nap. Legs feel a bit better after nap. Might hit the gym for a light session just to get blood flow.

1 hour bball cardio, a bit too long. As always, i never get picked up, than in the game i surprise with some nice spontaneous no look passes. I usually see everyone in my peripherals almost like 2nd nature, so I am pretty proud of that.

Tuesday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2.5/5

Notes: still sore, nothing new, probably from bball cardio, soreness from previous squats a lil bit. Ate at 1000 kcal deficit as well. Developed snapping hip syndrome lately.

Wednesday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2/5

Notes: squat tomorrow before training session with a girls bball program, will also train some elite mens high school program. feet and quads and hipflexors sore as always....

20 minutes of just stretching, great workout!

Thursday

Sleep: 0/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 1/5

Notes: 4 AM, pretty much did not sleep last night. 20 minutes of dozing off but didn't even fall asleep. Have a meeting at 8 AM and than bball scrimmage followed by some training. Going to go to the gym to squat a little and hopefully correct my snapping hip syndrome BS with some exercises. sigh. going to have to get by on caffeine all day.....

As expected, i under performed during the scrimmage, and let my team down and let myself down. Also I couldn't even do some 1 on 1 training. All because of this ridiculous sudden onset of "SNAPPING HIP SYNDROME?" like wtf. Such bad timing......

Coges bud, if you're reading this I need your advice since you're the only person that even has an idea of what I'm talking about.


Friday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 1/5

Notes: hip/groin still locks a bit every 10-20 minutes and unlocks after wiggling legs stretch. no work out, went to friends house for dinner, ate a shitload of soul food, probably 3000 kcal worth, bad diet.

Saturday

Sleep: 3/5
Mind: 2/5
Body: 1/5

Notes: hip/groin still locks every 10-20 min and must do some kind of stretch to fix it. no gym and ate bad

« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 01:52:17 am by fast does lie »
33yrs | 12in SVJ | >45% BF | 220LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 225lb max squat paused

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Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB

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Re: Goal: 40in svj, 44in rvj, sub 5 sec 40yrd dash
« Reply #536 on: August 31, 2017, 04:45:10 pm »
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When you did that thread of 'adarq.org' is full of hard-working guys from the bottom end of the bell curve...' it made me scratch my head, we have had a lot of serious athletes here...they just don't stay very long.

I don't know why I said that, I'm a retard sometimes.

By the way, I might have to simply forfeit our contest and give you the crown and buy you an online gift card...... i have developed this strange condition where my hips lock up suddenly or groin, happens every 5-10 minutes randomly than goes away if i do some kind of awkward stretch, but always comes back.

stop lifting so hard for now .. lift nice & light & less frequency, but focus more on continuing to get in better shape, drop fat, etc.

also make sure you are properly hydrated. People who are worried about body comp often end up drinking less fluids to feel like they are losing weight, being dehydrated will make you more prone to injury - especially strains and aches.

also make sure you aren't stretching TOO MUCH, you could be hurting yourself. I'm the king of hurting myself stretching: i've hurt my hip twice really bad from stretching, the worst was sitting with feet together stretching my groin, somehow wrecked my hip for like 5 months or so.

lock up suddenly sounds kinds of nuts.. hope you're ok.

just don't be like raptor - he was stubborn while injured and just kept lifting "hard", hurting himself more and more.. he couldn't just tone it down and do light stuff/get in better condition etc, always had to do something "heavy" and he just could never seem to recover. That was his biggest mistake IMHO, try and not do that.

stubbornly lifting through pain becomes more of a "mental illness" .. i've done it, we all have .. recognize it & put health first. You'd be surprised how fit you can get with the health first mindset too.

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Re: Goal: 40in svj, 44in rvj, sub 5 sec 40yrd dash
« Reply #537 on: September 01, 2017, 09:28:34 am »
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When you did that thread of 'adarq.org' is full of hard-working guys from the bottom end of the bell curve...' it made me scratch my head, we have had a lot of serious athletes here...they just don't stay very long.

I don't know why I said that, I'm a retard sometimes.

By the way, I might have to simply forfeit our contest and give you the crown and buy you an online gift card...... i have developed this strange condition where my hips lock up suddenly or groin, happens every 5-10 minutes randomly than goes away if i do some kind of awkward stretch, but always comes back.

I don't think you need to give up yet. Stretching and foam rolling are definitely overrated for keeping the hip complex loose and probably don't scratch the surface for chronic hip flexor tightness. Hip flexors get loaded up a ton with heavy barbell squats, and that's pretty much all you've been doing. High volume squatting will magnify any imbalances you have throughout the leg - ankle, knee or hip (usually hip). This guy has some great videos on hip impingement (click-baity thumbnail and title aside):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fEDvmuQAs0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fEDvmuQAs0</a>

If you can afford it, get a good PT to check your hip alignment, back extension/flexion and hamstring flexibility, then get them to dig into your hip flexors and glute medius for a hour, then squat the next day. Or you can just get a good lacrosse/hockey ball and work on those muscles (especially the glute medius). Lying banded hip distraction with a hamstring stretch is great too, but only if a static hip flexor stretch doesn't cause pain in the anterior hip beyond a muscular stretch feeling. If that's the case, you need to keep massaging the hip flexors for awhile (1-2 weeks) before going hard on banded stretching etc. Just don't give up at the first sign of trouble. If you haven't had an acute tear of tissues, and it's come on gradually as training volume has increased, then it can definitely be managed - ignore terms like 'chronic', 'condition' and 'syndrome', they aren't helpful. Many athletic lower-body injuries can be boiled down to imbalances at the hip resulting in unequal forces being transmitted throughout the rest of the leg.

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Re: Goal: 40in svj, 44in rvj, sub 5 sec 40yrd dash
« Reply #538 on: September 04, 2017, 08:11:27 am »
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Adarq: Yes, I will tread cautiously. Stretching too much is a problem, kind of hard to know when you've crossed the line though.

acole14: I've done all those stretches and more almost every day when I'm not training. i'm not sure if it's a hip impingement, seems more like snapping hip syndrome Or i may have slightly torn labrum from lateral movements in bball, or some other quick movement.

I remmeber u said to get my posture right, that i do want to work on more, but not sure if i'm doing it right, i have a bit of kyphosis and APT.


Week of Sept. 4

Monday

Sleep: 2/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2/5

Notes Hip/groin locking and snapping may have gotten better? Not sure as I've not tested it out in quick lateral movements and plyometrics, is where it acts up, esp bball, also acts up when sitting below height of knees. Going to hit the gym to test it today.

Gym: Hip/groin tightens up after sitting real low on a low step or bending over real low. Doesn't affect squat though.

Squat full


135 x 1, 1
185 x 1, 1
235 x 1, 1
285 x 1
335 x 1
355 x 1
285 x 1

Front Squat


135 x 1, 1
185 x 1, 1
235 x 1

It's good hip issue doesn't affect squat, only tightens/locks when i sit real low on low chair or step, strange.

This stretch seems to help it:



Tuesday

Sleep: 1/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2/5

Notes Only ~3 hours of sleep. I seem to always not sleep well after days I train. But since I don't feel too bad, going to hit the gym again to squat on back to back days! Hip problem still exists.

Might try a 275 x 10 x 3, always wanted to do that but never got the chance. Not sure why I'd attempt it right now, at the worst possible time, lol.

Basketball freestyle before I run to the gym :
https://soundcloud.com/hip-hop-rep/sad-emotional-crying-hip-hop

When I was young I never had a chance/ to showcase on the court the way that I can dance
The rock in my hands/ puts me in a trance
Yeah I split the defense/yeah I got them reflexes
Coach said I was no good/ muggsy bogues, aquille carr,
5 foot 6 coach said I was no good/he'd take it back if he could
chase down block / slap that rock

Squat full (some just parallel)

135 x 8
185 x 8
235 x 6
285 x 2 (wow felt tough)
285 x 5 (2nd time a bit better)

Front Squat

135 x 5
185 x 5
235 x 1
285 x 1 (a hair away from being pinned, lol)

Felt weaker than a Sudanese refugee.

went to bball clinic for a little 40 min workout.....

Wednesday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5

Notes Ate a ton of food Tuesday afternoon; potato salad, spanish rice, pork ribs, burgers, brats, chicken grilled, cake; my guess is 3800-5000 kcals.... slept from 8pm - 4 am, than 7 am to 6 pm, lol. legs feel stiff but also rejuvenated.

Going back to sleep now (11pm) and plan on waking around 7 am for a tough tough workout depending on how good legs feel.

Thursday

Sleep: 3/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 3/5

Notes Slept 3 hours last night, but slept 18+ hours on Wednesday.....

Heading to gym soon. Seems like I have gained 2 LB's of fat lately from going to dinner parties and eating and sleeping. I need balance in life and need to stop the extremes.

Started to do calf raises seated; the reason i halted it for so long is cause my calves get big so easily, like the only part of my body on steroids..... wish my quads were like that, but it takes me forever to recover on quads, calves just get big for no reason lol....

Felt weaker than a newborn calf....

Squat full:

135 x 1, 3, 3
225 x 1, 1, 1
275 x 1, 1

Front Squat full:
135 x 1, 2, 2
225 x 1, 1, 1
275 x 1, 1

Too much muscle tension, need physical therapist or figure out how to massage myself all this crap.

Friday

Sleep: 4/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2/5

Notes Good sleep, hip/groin still have issue with some kind soreness tension locking etc during fast lateral movements like bball defense.....

Squat full


135 x 1, 2, 2
225 x 1, 2
315 x 1, 1
355 x 1, 1 (almost pinned 1st time, 2nd time a bit stronger)

Front squat

135 x 1, 2, 2
225 x 1

Couldn't even complete my workout and gym closed.

355's felt like 395.... felt good but still very weak and also gained weight (fat) last week from over eating at dinner parties and from platters and platters of food took home to eat.

Overall my strength level is total fool's gold. I am about as strong as a 100 lb woman squatting 95lb.



Saturday

Sleep: 1/5
Mind: 3/5
Body: 2/5

Notes Trained last night, got only 2 hr sleep, but slept really well the days before, could not sleep no more. Going to gym to continue training this morning.

Squat

135 x 2, 2, 5
225 x 1, 1
315 x 1, 1
225 x 6
135 x 28

FS

135 x 2, 2
225 x 1, 1
135 x 12 x 2
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 01:52:41 am by fast does lie »
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Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB

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Re: Goal: 40in svj, 44in rvj, sub 5 sec 40yrd dash
« Reply #539 on: September 07, 2017, 09:07:32 pm »
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acole14: I've done all those stretches and more almost every day when I'm not training. i'm not sure if it's a hip impingement, seems more like snapping hip syndrome Or i may have slightly torn labrum from lateral movements in bball, or some other quick movement.

You keep talking about stretching....that is a tiny part of the issue here. You gotta work on the tissue quality son. That means strengthening first and foremost. You can train through this stuff by incorporating corrective exercises and working on the muscle tension through massage/ball work. If all you're doing is stretching ad nauseam, you aren't going to address the root cause. Go to a good PT if you can afford it and stop self-diagnosing, it'll be the best thing you can do right now.