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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Just take it easy. A few days here and there is really not a big deal. This is all in your head because you like to train and keep your routine going. You got this!
    Its a mental fuck for sure. Sometimes i wish i had never started bodybuilding as bad as i hate to say it . Oh well fuck it. Gonna get some training in today not heavy just something to get a pump with. Appreciate the support from everyone

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    Glad your feeling better brother you will bounce back with a vengeance in no time...respect
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    I am no doctor but I think this may make you feel better...

    The slow mo made me feel better too <3
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    Had a little fun in the gym today nothing serious at all. Got my trt checkup today , bitchy ass nurse as usual “your taking too much” bla bla doc comes in cool as a cucumber he is an awesome doc, got him to get me some hcg . Gonna try it

    Gym session
    Dont laugh fuckers i been out two weeks with covid19 and it was the sickest ive ever been in my life haha. Seriously it was.
    135x12x2
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    335x4. Didnt try for the 5th i could have got it easily but something said just stop. So i did.

    Went to behind the neck press. Light weight slow slow slow and squeeze
    95x10
    115x10
    135x10

    Cable cross
    50x12
    80x12

    Done, started cycle officially today. Low mg starting out. Easing into it. Easy does it right now
    Biggest problem is eating i still have no taste and no appetite . Check in later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Biggest problem is eating i still have no taste
    Sounds like me normal. LOL


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    Try some MK-677 to increase your appetite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Try some MK-677 to increase your appetite.
    Will do . Never tried it but always read where others on here have had good luck with it

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    Vitamin B12 increases my appetite.
    I've just used pills, never needed injections.

    Oh... and testosterone of course helps my appetite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    Vitamin B12 increases my appetite.
    I've just used pills, never needed injections.

    Oh... and testosterone of course helps my appetite.
    I can increase my testosterone now that ive got my doc visit out, i plan on doing that and you’re right it does help me too

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    I’ve been dosing my MK at night (first long run with it) and at 25 mgs PM, I wake up ravenous....almost feels hypo some days. That’s the only real effect that I feel on food however (my sleep had never been deeper though, and some days I’m groggy).

    I guess I have been getting some strong carb and sweets cravings that I normally don’t have but don’t know if that’s a coincidence.

    Biggest thing is you’re feeling healthier, have your doc appointment out of the way and you’re back to baby steps. You’ll be pressing the whole gym here shortly.

    Glad you’re feeling better Cuz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonandDelilah View Post
    I’ve been dosing my MK at night (first long run with it) and at 25 mgs PM, I wake up ravenous....almost feels hypo some days. That’s the only real effect that I feel on food however (my sleep had never been deeper though, and some days I’m groggy).

    I guess I have been getting some strong carb and sweets cravings that I normally don’t have but don’t know if that’s a coincidence.

    Biggest thing is you’re feeling healthier, have your doc appointment out of the way and you’re back to baby steps. You’ll be pressing the whole gym here shortly.

    Glad you’re feeling better Cuz!
    I guess i need to try some , thanks big man
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    Starting to question this fucking gear . Im gonna weigh this evening and see whats up not feeling anything. Well besides alot of anger. But that stems from work abusing the shit out of its employees that will work and show up. Shift work is just bullshit and thats all.
    Took 75 tren 75 mast and 100 test today. 25mg drol and 25 dbol . See how the gym session goes

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    Up 4lbs and triceps felt solid. Back wasnt as strong as id liked but then again I kept the intensity minimum
    List workout later phone is dead.

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    Workout
    Alternate db curls 35 x 10
    Cable rows
    120x13
    180x12
    220x13
    220x8 180x8 140x10 dropset

    Dips 2x12 bodyweight warm up
    Skull crushers 110x15 135x12 155x9

    Close grip chins till failure
    Strict curls 40s till failure

    Scaled moved up so was happy i was beginning to question gear but thats just my paranoid nature. Sex drive is very high but the tool isnt very sharp unfortunately
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Sex drive is very high but the tool isnt very large unfortunately

    Sorry to hear this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Sorry to hear this.
    Hahaha

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    Leg day went well. Third session since covid recovery. First leg day Best news was first week in cycle im up 9 lbs. will log workouts soon
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    Back squats high bar
    95x5 135x5 185x5 225x5 275x5 315x5

    Hack squats
    2 plates x10
    4 plates x10
    6 plates x10
    8 plates x8

    By this time it was 8:40 and i was still 40 minutes from home so i called it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Back squats high bar
    95x5 135x5 185x5 225x5 275x5 315x5

    Hack squats
    2 plates x10
    4 plates x10
    6 plates x10
    8 plates x8

    By this time it was 8:40 and i was still 40 minutes from home so i called it.
    If you are still planning on competing in powerlifting one day...
    I would recommend that all squats and hack squats too break parallel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    If you are still planning on competing in powerlifting one day...
    I would recommend that all squats and hack squats too break parallel.
    You mean past parallel as in deep? Im not going ass to grass but i can assure im digging deep. And to me honestly the lift isnt any harder to do . Id rather do a lighter lift with good form than out another 100 on the bar and look shitty .

    One session i will post a vid of all my forms on the big three so u can pre judge them for me. My form on bench is probably pretty spot on ive done bench so long, squats are probably second best and deadlifts probably need form work .

    Any input and criticism I appreciate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylon357 View Post
    How did covid go? Are you getting past it?
    I crushed that godamn shit. Im still not feeling quite right yet no taste or smell but normalcy is starting to return. Thanks for checking up bro

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    Bench today

    135x10 i think maybe 12
    225 x 12
    315x 5
    335x 5
    355x 5

    Flat bench hammer strength
    2 plates each side x10
    3 plates each side x 10
    4 plates each side x 8

    Pec dec 130x12 220x12

    Incline hammer strength 2 plates till failure

    Feeling stronger
    No doubt in my mind i could have got 375x5 today just didnt push it
    Cycle day 8 , i think

    Little cycle looks like this currently
    Trt at 200 test a week
    Tren a 75mg eod
    Mast p 75mg eod
    Anadrol 25 morning per day
    Dianabol 25 afternoon per day

    Will be adding mk677 soon. Probably wont make weight at 220 but i dont care at this point. Submasters mens bench press record for my state is 418 at 242 and i got that shit in the bag

    Unfortunately the records have been updated. 198 class the same guy that has every fucking bench press record at 198,220, and 242 has apparently just benched 463 raw at 198. This makes absolutely no fucking sense at all considering a month prior on his social media page he set the new record at 198 with a 402.5. I watched it and it was a struggle. Now how the fuck do you increase 61 pounds in 40 days on raw bench and make same weight? I think its a typo honestly im even contacting uspa to confirm this. If this is true im honestly crushed at this point. Oh well hell
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    Ill be gassed up by meet time as long as i dont get injured. Which is very possible. My squat and deadlift wont be competiton level as i really haven’t trained this lifts like i should have but thats ok. I still think ill be decent. 1600 total is possible, before my career is over. I feel I have alot of room left in squat and dead. i may not hit those numbers my first meet and if I don’t its no big deal. Ive only been training consistently now in the gym for a little over two years and home gym for an additional two which mainly consisted of chest and arms id be thrilled with 585 DL 500 squat and 420 bench. But like i said if i only get 400 squat and 485 deadlift and 365 in the meet ill take it im just happy to be alive and where i am at this point
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    Im wondering what Halo would do for me if anything a week out from meet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    normalcy is starting to return.

    We'll be the judge of that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Im wondering what Halo would do for me if anything a week out from meet?
    Halo is simply for CNS activation aka aggression.
    There are guys who simply take some the day before and the day of meets.
    The reason to take it starting two weeks out is because generally you'll hit your last big deadlift two weeks out... your last big squat 1.5 weeks out... and your last big bench on week out.

    Get ammonia too...

    -ammonia.png

    Start using it on your top set.

    I use the capsules. I used to use Nose Tork but it can be too much and it spills if you tip the bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    You mean past parallel as in deep? Im not going ass to grass but i can assure im digging deep. And to me honestly the lift isnt any harder to do . Id rather do a lighter lift with good form than out another 100 on the bar and look shitty .

    One session i will post a vid of all my forms on the big three so u can pre judge them for me. My form on bench is probably pretty spot on ive done bench so long, squats are probably second best and deadlifts probably need form work .

    Any input and criticism I appreciate
    In powerlifting, your hip crease has to go lower than the top of your knee... this is what is meant by breaking parallel

    The first graphic shows where the top of the knee is and where the hip crease is.

    -squat-depth.jpg

    The following photo shows a just high squat that will only get passed in a loose meet.
    Note: it is still deeper than 95% of normal people's gym squats.

    -squat-above.jpg

    The following photo shows a squat that will pass in any federtion and is actually a tad deeper than need be.

    -powerlifting-squat.jpg

    Squat Depth: Are you Deep Enough? - Temple of IronTemple of Iron


    Open light on your first squat.
    You've never competed before.
    You don't know how strict the judging will be.

    If you miss all three squat attempts then you "bomb out" and are out of the meet.
    (some friendly meets will still let bench and pull but it won't count)

    #depthbeforedishonor
    Last edited by The Deadlifting Dog; 11-24-2020 at 08:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    Halo is simply for CNS activation aka aggression.
    There are guys who simply take some the day before and the day of meets.
    The reason to take it starting two weeks out is because generally you'll hit your last big deadlift two weeks out... your last big squat 1.5 weeks out... and your last big bench on week out.

    Get ammonia too...

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    Start using it on your top set.

    I use the capsules. I used to use Nose Tork but it can be too much and it spills if you tip the bottle.
    I will. Basically to just to keep u from passing out right? Or is it actually sort of a stimulant for strength? A mental comfort maybe i dont know but everyone uses them

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    In powerlifting, your hip crease has to go lower than the top of your knee... this is what is meant by breaking parallel

    The first graphic shows where the top of the knee is and where the hip crease is.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    The following photo shows a just high squat that will only get passed in a loose meet.
    Note: it is still deeper than 95% of normal people's gym squats.

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    The following photo shows a squat that will pass in any federtion and is actually a tad deeper than need be.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Squat Depth: Are you Deep Enough? - Temple of IronTemple of Iron


    Open light on your first squat.
    You've never competed before.
    You don't know how strict the judging will be.

    If you miss all three squat attempts then you "bomb out" and are out of the meet.
    (some friendly meets will still let bench and pull but it won't count)

    #depthbeforedishonor
    Im following you here, so basically go low enough that you KNOW you are at depth. If you squat 405 start with 315? 500 start with 405? Would that be ideal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Im following you here, so basically go low enough that you KNOW you are at depth. If you squat 405 start with 315? 500 start with 405? Would that be ideal?
    A general rule of thumb is your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempts are 90%, 95%, 100%...
    (it is a bit more complicated than that depending upon your experience, the lift, your technique, etc..)

    Being this is your first meet and you are probably new to squatting to depth I would say open around 85%.
    So 405 would be 344...
    500 would be 425...

    And you should always squat to depth... every rep every set...
    Especially since you are new to this.

    It is better to squat too deep on meet day and squat 10lbs less than...
    High squating 10lbs more and getting red lights.

    I have seen numerous people bomb out on squats...
    Last edited by The Deadlifting Dog; 11-24-2020 at 09:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    I will. Basically to just to keep u from passing out right? Or is it actually sort of a stimulant for strength? A mental comfort maybe i dont know but everyone uses them
    It acts like a stimulant by creating an adrenaline rush... I fondly describe it as a 2x4 to the back of the head...

    You can still pass out...

    Funny in that it is what they use to revive people who are passed out.
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    Taking tonight off. Ordered smelling salts and a singlet today. If i feel good tommorow im going to deadlift. I have 11 weeks to prepare . Ive pulled 545 in the gym this year, would be happy with 585 in the meet in 3 months. Sounds pretty doable

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    Training didnt go so well today. Went in on an empty stomach, just had no appetite at all today. Felt fine just didnt wanna eat. Not gonna log workout, went for 555 and failed. Shouldnt have attempted but did anyway today. Blah. Overall felt shitty today and looked small, just not a good day.

    Looking at squat depth today several different videos and federations. Some look parallel which is what im used to and some look deep as fuck. Strange really so many variations in depth.

    Over and out
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    Looking forward to squat day. And bench day. Feeling like dog shit on this cycle tho to be quite honest, not starting out as i had hoped. Still have 11 weeks from weigh ins.

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    Heavy singles today. Think my cns is pretty well fried this week gonna back off next week and hover at 70-80% . Gonna give this cycle a little longer to take effect but as of right now strength has not moved at all. Idk if my cns is beat down bad last few days or what but im gonna up calories and deload next week.

    Flat
    135x5 225x5 315x1 335x1 355x1 375x1 this felt alot heavier than it should have today. 395x1 failed lift
    225x12x3
    275x14

    Hammer strength single arm press
    1 plate x12
    2 plate x 12

    Kinda expected a little more with a cycle like this but ive got plenty of time to regroup

    The aggression is definitely there but the power isn’t

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    The other day you hit 355x5...
    Were they touch and go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    The other day you hit 355x5...
    Were they touch and go?
    They were not competition approved i will say that. Probably a little too fast Dog but yes i felt strong that day.
    Today i pressed competition style. In my mind im saying
    1. Unrack
    2. Start
    3. Press
    4. Rack

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    Started mk 677 last night. Slept better, was glad to actually get some decent sleep. Had alot of dreams too

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    For every set of bench no matter how many reps...
    I recommend holding the lockout of the last rep for a couple of seconds.
    Many people rack it instantly when working out which can lead to a bad habit of not waiting for the rack command
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    They were not competition approved i will say that. Probably a little too fast Dog but yes i felt strong that day.
    Today i pressed competition style. In my mind im saying
    1. Unrack
    2. Start
    3. Press
    4. Rack
    Remember: you play like you practice.
    I am not a fan of non-competition approved lifts on the big three.

    I’ve seen guys miss deads because they dropped them inches above the ground on the way down.
    Or racking a bench too soon.
    Or racking a squat too soon.
    And obviously for bot hitting depth or ass off bench etc...

    If when a bench gets to be a grinder you lift your ass in the gym then sure as hell you’ll do the same at the meet.

    Realize that I every judge is different...
    Some make you pause bench for a half second and others for two seconds. I always “long” pause my bench.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Its easier said than done for me during this time phase im transitioning. I need to keep forcing myself over and over to do this. I sure dont want to miss a lift because jumping a rack command

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