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    *** GB's Lean Mass Gain Progress Log ***

    What's up guys!?! As some of you have probably noticed, I closed my Cutting Progress thread a few weeks ago. This was a necessary course of action to deal with some personal difficulties I've been facing as of late.

    Since my last cut was pretty successful, and my goal is finally shifting to one of adding lean mass, this all came at an appropriate time. Out with the old, in with the new.

    I may reopen my old thread at some point, as it contained SO much useful information IMO.... 60+ pages worth in fact! I would have loved to see it hit 100 pages, that would have been epic! But I'm digressing...

    I'll be starting this new plan at the very earliest Monday 12/12. I'm starting the thread now to hopefully generate a little buzz, and because I'm a post-whore!!

    Current stats:
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    ~ 12% (yea, I gained a bit of the fat back, grrr!!!)

    6 month goal:
    195lbs
    Would love to maintain current body fat, but realistically will accept up to 14% before backing off

    This will be all natural, no gear. Ambitious goal? ~10lbs of lean mass in 6 months, naturally - yes. Doable? I believe I can, and will put myself to task.

    I will continue to work with Nark, at least for the first 3 months of this, and will reevaluate and/or make adjustments as needed.

    In the meantime, I'm just doing some light work this week. I want to be mentally and physically prepared to give it my all when I start.

    I look forward to sharing with you all as I realize my goal!!

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    I am so definitely following this thread. Good luck my friend an Happy Gaining

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    looking forward to see what your diet will consist of and if your workouts will change up every two weeks like your last routine. if ambition didn't drive us, then why bother! you got this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    What's up guys!?! As some of you have probably noticed, I closed my Cutting Progress thread a few weeks ago. This was a necessary course of action to deal with some personal difficulties I've been facing as of late. STAY STRAIGHT AND FLY RIGHT, YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR!

    Since my last cut was pretty successful, and my goal is finally shifting to one of adding lean mass, this all came at an appropriate time. Out with the old, in with the new. TRUE STORY

    I may reopen my old thread at some point, as it contained SO much useful information IMO.... 60+ pages worth in fact! I would have loved to see it hit 100 pages, that would have been epic! But I'm digressing...

    I'll be starting this new plan at the very earliest Monday 12/12. I'm starting the thread now to hopefully generate a little buzz, and because I'm a post-whore!! TELL US SOMETHING WE DIDN'T KNOW

    Current stats:
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    ~ 12% (yea, I gained a bit of the fat back, grrr!!!) STILL SEXY

    6 month goal:
    195lbs
    Would love to maintain current body fat, but realistically will accept up to 14% before backing off REALISTIC

    This will be all natural, no gear. Ambitious goal? ~10lbs of lean mass in 6 months, naturally - yes. Doable? I believe I can, and will put myself to task. VERY DOABLE

    I will continue to work with Nark, at least for the first 3 months of this, and will reevaluate and/or make adjustments as needed.

    In the meantime, I'm just doing some light work this week. I want to be mentally and physically prepared to give it my all when I start. GET AND KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME

    I look forward to sharing with you all as I realize my goal!!
    See above in caps and bold! I'll be here for you.

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    Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to pushing myself to places I've never been yet. I expect to be battered, beaten, and miserable, but I welcome it.

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    Good luck GB

    I wish you would blast on test and tren tho

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    Watching this one mate. Goal is very doable, yes.

    Maybe even hit 200?
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    X2 on the test and tren blast LOL. Good luck man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteM View Post
    Watching this one mate. Goal is very doable, yes.

    Maybe even hit 200?
    Man, that'd be fvcking awesome, but I don't want to overshoot with my goals and set myself up for failure and/or disappointment. I think 195lbs relatively lean is very doable, if I reach that goal, great! If I surpass it, even greater!! I'm really hoping for some good stuff here. I've never truly lifted for gains, at least not for any appreciable length of time.

    Re: gear - my wife is adamantly against my using AAS, and I want to do right by her, so I am hoping there's enough in the tank to take me to new heights.

    Thanks for all your support guys, I won't disappoint you!

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    We know you won't.

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    hey GB, ever thought of going to the doc and getting on TRT? just a thought for the wife to think about as to why you are doing such things. maybe low T??? just throwing it out there

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    When does this thing start?

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    Good luck gb .. Ill be interested to see how this plays out

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    best of luck with it

    if u go at it like your cut you'l have no problem and push the 200 mark

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    better be some before pics up before monday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    hey GB, ever thought of going to the doc and getting on TRT? just a thought for the wife to think about as to why you are doing such things. maybe low T??? just throwing it out there
    I have blood work scheduled in a couple weeks. We'll see where things are at then. I had it done last year and my test levels were a bit above average believe it or not. Hopefully things haven't changed much.

    Quote Originally Posted by tbody66 View Post
    When does this thing start?
    I am hoping to start it this Monday, provided I have everything sorted out - i.e. diet, routine, schedule, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jpkman View Post
    best of luck with it

    if u go at it like your cut you'l have no problem and push the 200 mark
    Thanks bro. I intend to make my cut look like a walk through the park!!! This sh!t is gonna be pure beast mode!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Standby View Post
    better be some before pics up before monday...
    Ideally, yes - but without getting all into it, pics aren't the greatest idea right now for my personal life. My avy is from my most recent set of pics about 5 weeks ago... I have lost a few lbs. but am still nearly 10lbs heavier than when I finished my cut. Bodyfat may be slightly higher (this could just be my mind fvcking with me), but nothing substantial.

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    Swing by the house, I'll take your pics!

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    i dont get it... lol ill assume you have life problems and wont ask anymore questions lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbody66 View Post
    Swing by the house, I'll take your pics!
    I bet you would hooker!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Standby View Post
    i dont get it... lol ill assume you have life problems and wont ask anymore questions lol
    Yea... some tough times at home, alot of it revolving around this board, AAS, this lifestyle in general. It's just not the topic I want to bring up to my wife right now to get some pics taken!

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    We appreciate you very much here. And most of us here understand. I definitely have you and the wife in my prayers and believe all will end better than ever for you and your family!

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    Thanks my friend. We're working things out, I have faith we'll be ok!!!

    On more of a sour note, I gave myself a fvcking concussion. So much for starting this at full health!!

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    What will your aproach on diet be ? macros and kcals

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmySidewalk View Post
    What will your aproach on diet be ? macros and kcals
    Not 100% sure yet! I'm working with Nark and he is hopefully finalizing/tweaking the plan and will have it ready in time for me to get the ball rolling Monday.

    I'll provide some better details once I actually have the layout in front of me and an plan of attack figured out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    Thanks my friend. We're working things out, I have faith we'll be ok!!!

    On more of a sour note, I gave myself a fvcking concussion. So much for starting this at full health!!
    damn! you sound like me! hahaha. get that noggin' better

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    i agree with the boys. test and tren blast

    just for a little boost lol

    ill be following mate. best of luck as always

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    Wow, t-gunz is still around??? He better be stopping by my thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbody66 View Post
    Wow, t-gunz is still around??? He better be stopping by my thread!
    yeah still hanging around lol

    ive been through your thread mate just havent posted. havent posted much in general. get over a lot of all the internet worries that pass by haha


    hope your doing well mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    damn! you sound like me! hahaha. get that noggin' better
    Thanks bud!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by t-gunz View Post
    i agree with the boys. test and tren blast

    just for a little boost lol

    ill be following mate. best of luck as always
    No more for me bro, those days are over. It's all natural from here on out for me. I owe it to my wife and kid.

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    Hope you feel better and I bet your wife is a lot happier....
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    If everything falls into place, it looks like i'll be starting Monday. Stay tuned all!!!

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    Like we'd go anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    Thanks bud!!!



    No more for me bro, those days are over. It's all natural from here on out for me. I owe it to my wife and kid.

    takes a man to walk away from awesomeness (steroids ) lol

    nah good man. as you know ill be following.

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    ^^ thank you for the support guys!!!

    Well, I am indeed starting tomorrow morning. Man, this is going to be SICK!!!

    So I am not going to get into any great detail with regards to my diet or training regimen, simply because I am working with Nark and this is a customized program. Divulging that information in detail wouldn't be fair. So forgive me up front if i'm vague with some info and/or my answers. I will give you this:

    I will be doing 3 high carb days, 3 moderate carb days, and 1 low/no starchy day. However, the macro values are WAY different from before. Can you say "450g carbs"?? Yep, that's what my high carb days will look like. Calories on those days will be approx. 3400. I don't mind sharing this info as caloric needs are very individualistic, so what works for me won't necessarily work for you.

    I can't detail my workouts, but to give you a glimpse I will basically have 3 workout days/week, all being total body workouts to some degree. I'll also have 3 cardio/conditioning only days, and one complete rest day each week.

    Tomorrow is going to be insane. I'm psyched, can't wait to grow! Starting stats as of tonight (I will get pics up ASAP, before we get too far into this thing):

    36 years old (ugh!!)
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    ~ 12%

    Stick around, cause i'm gonna blow this shit up!!!
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    Workout was tough today. Unfortunately, I felt weak as hell, and fatigued really fast. Hopefully the increase in calories will correct that soon enough. 1st half of the workout sucked, 2nd half was better but far from great.

    Diet was thrown together last minute yesterday and will be improved upon and tweaked as I adjust to this new plan. Today (sans macros) looks like:


    5am: (preworkout) 1 cup oats, 1/2 banana, 2 scoops protein blend, 3 fish oil caps

    8am: (PWO) 1/2 cup oats, 2 scoops protein blend, 1 large apple, 5 fish oil caps

    11am: 8oz grilled tilapia, 2 weetabix biscuits, 1 grapefruit, 5 fish oil caps

    3pm: 8oz grilled chicken breast, 2 shredded wheat biscuits, 1 large orange, 5 fish oil caps

    6:30pm: 7oz 95/5 lean ground beef, 1/4 cup light shredded cheese, 180g sweet potato, 1 cup cheerios

    9:30pm: 1/2 cup 1% milkfat cottage cheese, 1 scoop protein blend, 1/2 cup oats, 3 weetabix, 3 fish oil caps

    Works out to approx 270g protein, 450g carbs, 60g fat - 3400 calories


    Again, I had to quickly throw this together with what I had in the house yesterday. Adjustments will be made to a few meals, however all the sources you see are all fair game and will remain in the diet (yes cheerios, fruit, etc). I'm not sure how I feel about approx 75g carbs in my meal before bed, and i've always preached no carbs in the last meal for a lean bulk diet, but we shall see and adjust as needed.

    Time to grow!!!

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    Sounds good to me!!! If you stick to this one like you did your last one, no doubt you will grow!!!

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    wow gb 21 fish oil caps! as u know im cutting and currently not taking any fish oil.. not to hijack but do u think theyd benefit me and if so how many/day and why?? also why r u taking so many? what do u hope to get out of that?? thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    Sounds good to me!!! If you stick to this one like you did your last one, no doubt you will grow!!!
    Thanks buddy!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<--- View Post
    wow gb 21 fish oil caps! as u know im cutting and currently not taking any fish oil.. not to hijack but do u think theyd benefit me and if so how many/day and why?? also why r u taking so many? what do u hope to get out of that?? thx
    lol, i'll take even more once I rearrange things and lower my fat intake to make some room.

    I'll be happy to answer your question - just do me a favor and post it in my 'ask GB anything' thread so I can keep this one clean. Suffice it to say for now that the benefits of EFA's are numerous. I basically get all the fats from my food/diet, and then use fish oil for the rest until I hit my daily macro.

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    no prob .. sorry

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