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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post

    These days cameras do everything all you got to do is press a button even phone cameras are quality. It is very relaxing and special because your capturing a moment in time what will never happen again
    I used to be forced to sell cameras to people and they would ask what the 47 different functions on the dial do. And I would respond with that. Just put it in automatic and fire away.

    Aw you make me want to start haha...

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    Gym time lads. Going to hit shoulders and legs. It's going to be nuts. I can already tell.

    Smashed a pound of chicken and almost a pack of weetabix and some rice.

    Raring to go... enjoying my bulk already

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Gym time lads. Going to hit shoulders and legs. It's going to be nuts. I can already tell.

    Smashed a pound of chicken and almost a pack of weetabix and some rice.

    Raring to go... enjoying my bulk already
    Best of luck, Not sure what type of training your doing but are you sure you can properly train delts and legs together and give them each enough intensity and overload to make them respond to their max
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    “one set to failure is all that is required to stimulate an increase in strength and size – with no number of lesser sets having the same effect” – Mike Mentzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Gym time lads. Going to hit shoulders and legs. It's going to be nuts. I can already tell.

    Smashed a pound of chicken and almost a pack of weetabix and some rice.

    Raring to go... enjoying my bulk already
    Drop that shit mate get some oats in the morning with fruit and then some eggs
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    Drop that shit mate get some oats in the morning with fruit and then some eggs
    Fruit every morning(preferably peaches or watermelon- breaks your nightly fast a/natural sugars
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    That workout was fucking nuts! That isn't an understatement. Pump was sick. Weights were sick. Muscle destruction was sick. I don't know if it's proper hit but I'll post up my exact workout as soon as I'm home... I believe you were correct Marcus absolutely couldn't face legs I would have collapsed if i done squats. Shoulders and hamstrings it ended up.


    Nearly fell up the stairs and also when taking my shorts off.

    That was nuts. If I was doing it right. You have my allegiance Marcus. Time will tell if my muscles respond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    That workout was fucking nuts! That isn't an understatement. Pump was sick. Weights were sick. Muscle destruction was sick. I don't know if it's proper hit but I'll post up my exact workout as soon as I'm home... I believe you were correct Marcus absolutely couldn't face legs I would have collapsed if i done squats. Shoulders and hamstrings it ended up.


    Nearly fell up the stairs and also when taking my shorts off.

    That was nuts. If I was doing it right. You have my allegiance Marcus. Time will tell if my muscles respond.
    That's awesome!!! Great job!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AKD_FitChick View Post

    That's awesome!!! Great job!

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    Thank you! There's no way I'm training tomorrow... not a chance

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    DAY 5

    Okay so this will be a long one sorry guys.
    Major switch up from now on I will be bulking lean hopefully. Tried out a new style of training (hit hopefully)... definitely enjoying eating a little more today... would love some suggestions on where to go with my bulk whether they be training diet or supplement related as I have never bulked before

    Weight 180lbs

    DIET
    80g oats
    6 weetabix (Will exchange for oats from now on)
    800g chicken
    750g brown rice
    500ml skimmed milk
    4 eggs
    Small bar of chocolate (sorry)
    3000ish calories

    TRAINING
    Shoulder press
    -warm up
    -working set 32kg dumbbells (8reps) to failure drop to 26 (6 or 7 assisted reps) to failure
    -working set 30kg to failure drop to 26kg to failure

    Side lateral raise
    -16kg to failure drop to 12kg to failure x2
    -14kg to failure to 12kg to failure

    Front delt pulley
    23kg to failure drop 12kg to failure x3

    Shrug
    40kg each side to failure x2

    Seated hamstring curl
    Warm up
    -55kg to failure
    63kg to failure

    Prone hamstring curl
    43kg to failure to 30kg to 18kg  x 2

    EXCELLENT workout I loved this... however would require a spotted for the dumbbell press as I couldn't lift the second set of dumbbells above my head alone.

    SUPPLEMENTS
    3000mg fish oil
    Zma
    Msm glucosamine
    Creatine
    Bcaa
    Nac
    Preworkout
    Digestive enzymes

    Please do advise with any comments or thoughts. Thanks guys.


    Hope all the other guys competing are doing excellent!
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    Nice work!
    I think you deserve a holiday.
    Just eat, relax and drink lots of beer for a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    Nice work!
    I think you deserve a holiday.
    Just eat, relax and drink lots of beer for a week.
    Thanks doc... party is over man had a bar of chocolate wish I drank man but nahhh. The only can I'll be touching is the can of whoop-ass that I've opened on you guys by going on a bulk

    But you go and enjoy your night... forgot your diet and enjoy yourself
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    Woke up with a strange feeling of aching muscles... feels different than before. Can still lift my arms but it feels like numb if that makes sense. It just feels torn down

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    No time for training today. Might have to have a protein shake aswell. Need to cram loads of food into a tiny lunch break and possibly vomit

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    So, you have a choice.
    1) Don't do anything and wait for pain to go away, on its own.
    2) Do an activity to burn cals, build muscle, or provide relief to the area (and to your conscience).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    So, you have a choice.
    1) Don't do anything and wait for pain to go away, on its own.
    2) Do an activity to burn cals, build muscle, or provide relief to the area (and to your conscience).
    I choose option 2! Press ups would you say?

    Will get my day up later guys

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    Me too.
    After having said it, I had to do it. (I was procrastinating because I was sore and tired too).
    ERG 5000M, time 22:22.1. Split time at finish: 1:57. Fastest split time than the whole twenty minutes leading up to it.
    And, this was the first time I made it past 12 minutes.
    Your turn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    Me too.
    After having said it, I had to do it. (I was procrastinating because I was sore and tired too).
    ERG 5000M, time 22:22.1. Split time at finish: 1:57. Fastest split time than the whole twenty minutes leading up to it.
    And, this was the first time I made it past 12 minutes.
    Your turn!
    Aw man you're showing me up. I've had a hard day at work:/ dropping the folks off somewhere then I'll come back and rattle off some press ups I suppose....

    Quick question on the bulk... What about cardio? I really want to do some but should i?

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    DAY 6

    Had a busy day at work... so struggling to get my calories in... extremely tired today unfortunately.. that workout took it out of me yesterday. Looking extremely forward to my next workout which will be Monday probably.

    I feel pretty full today despite being fatigued... also took week 1 update pictures today.. actually not looking bad I think.

    Also done some press ups to loosen up

    Forgot to weigh myself this morning

    DIET
    700G chicken
    Banana
    750g brown rice
    Protein shake
    200g Greek yogurt
    600ml milk
    80g oats
    4 eggs
    3000 calories

    SUPPLEMENTS
    3000mg fish oil
    Zma
    Msm glucosamine
    Creatine
    Bcaa
    Nac
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    Good work! I already see a difference from your before pics!!
    Yeah, I think aerobic work is very important. Other than all of the benefits it provides on its own, it also allows you to eat a little more calories. That means you can get more nutrients. To me they're not the same. Calories are important but Macro-Micro and trace nutrients are what we are trying to get. It's kind of like the brutality of a strong-arm robbery versus a grift or a cat burglary. The last two take finesse and they make it more like an art. Aerobics allows this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    Good work! I already see a difference from your before pics!!
    Yeah, I think aerobic work is very important. Other than all of the benefits it provides on its own, it also allows you to eat a little more calories. That means you can get more nutrients. To me they're not the same. Calories are important but Macro-Micro and trace nutrients are what we are trying to get. It's kind of like the brutality of a strong-arm robbery versus a grift or a cat burglary. The last two take finesse and they make it more like an art. Aerobics allows this.
    Thanks alot! I never thought I'd be saying it but I really do want to do cardio.... I could definitely eat a little more.... as far a limiting fat gain should I forget about cardio doing that?

    I will probably start going a run a couple of times per week

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    Same deal again today.... long ass shift with a shitty lunch break so scoffed loads of rice and chicken and protein powder before i left the house this morning... you should see my belly. I look absolutely pregnant. Definitely need to look into probiotics. Digestive enzymes don't seem to be doing much. Got oats rice and chicken to last me through the day.

    Traps and hamstrings are a little sore still today... going to hit quads at the gym tomorrow before work.

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    dam dude your doing good.... this is your contest to win brother, no pressure lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettoboyd View Post
    dam dude your doing good.... this is your contest to win brother, no pressure lol....
    Thanks ghetto now I'm just worried about putting on too much fat. But the plan is to get MASSIVE over the next 11 weeks

    You gonna get some progress pics up or you gonna whoop my ass at the end with surprise pictures Lol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Thanks ghetto now I'm just worried about putting on too much fat. But the plan is to get MASSIVE over the next 11 weeks

    You gonna get some progress pics up or you gonna whoop my ass at the end with surprise pictures Lol?
    its only been a week lol...we will see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettoboyd View Post
    its only been a week lol...we will see...
    It has.... but you've all got aas. I'm over here doing body weight squats and thinking about girls to get my already lowish test up

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    DAY 7

    not as much to say today. Pretty much s copy of yesterday... rushing food  dealing with an asshole boss and no time to train.
    Can't wait to get some training before work tomorrow

    DIET
    440g chicken
    500g brown rice
    40g oats
    6weetabix
    Banana
    200g Greek yogurt
    Protein powder
    4 eggs
    600ml milk
    3000 calories

    SUPPLEMENTS
    3000mg fish oil
    Zma
    Msm glucosamine
    Creatine
    Bcaa
    Nac

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    Inspiring thread. Keep up the good work Zeus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Inspiring thread. Keep up the good work Zeus.
    Thanks I will certainly do my best

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    Hamstrings are insanely sore this morning still. Must have got them good and hard... gonna still go ahead and do some quads before work

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    Went balls to the wall for another workout destroyed quads to the point my legs were jelly. No messing around no checking the phone. 15 minutes of 100% intensity leg press and extention

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Went balls to the wall for another workout destroyed quads to the point my legs were jelly. No messing around no checking the phone. 15 minutes of 100% intensity leg press and extention
    My legs are really aching badly now. Quads aren't too bad but i feel like I've been shot in my hamstrings. Would using a foam roller tonight help alleviate some of the pain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    My legs are really aching badly now. Quads aren't too bad but i feel like I've been shot in my hamstrings. Would using a foam roller tonight help alleviate some of the pain?
    Yes roll em out it'll hurt but it's worth it... if ya gotta gf get her to use a rolling pin

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post

    Yes roll em out it'll hurt but it's worth it... if ya gotta gf get her to use a rolling pin
    Hah! Lone wolf yeah I gets to rollin... if it's always gonna feel like this might need to invest in a gf lol

    Thanks nach

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    My legs are really aching badly now. Quads aren't too bad but i feel like I've been shot in my hamstrings. Would using a foam roller tonight help alleviate some of the pain?
    https://youtu.be/Mb8krWbv1CI fast forward to 1:10.
    It would seem you need a strobe light and loud music for the leg rolling technique to work properly.

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    Great thread, youre giving me some motivation to keep the diet going also, had stomach problems so 6 out of 7 days last week was 3k calories in chicken,rice and nuts only rofl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke View Post

    https://youtu.be/Mb8krWbv1CI fast forward to 1:10.
    It would seem you need a strobe light and loud music for the leg rolling technique to work properly.
    Would I be losing effectiveness without the strobe light? Haha I did laugh at that one obs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myers View Post
    Great thread, youre giving me some motivation to keep the diet going also, had stomach problems so 6 out of 7 days last week was 3k calories in chicken,rice and nuts only rofl
    Cheers man. Your post was the one that swung me into the bulk you and the other massively changed the direction I was going in lol. I actually don't mind pounding down the chicken and rice... I've not yet went to the nuts however.

    I always get a massive rounded top part of my stomach from the carbs.. though as soon as I fix that it will be all good

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Would I be losing effectiveness without the strobe light? Haha I did laugh at that one obs
    Good luck, I just had to, I love that movie. I meant no harm by it! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke View Post

    Good luck, I just had to, I love that movie. I meant no harm by it! Lol
    Your mind was telling you no? But your body, your body was telling you yes!

    Haha cheers man

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