Eidolon's getting massive strong log

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  1. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

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    30 rep squats, makes my legs hurt just looking at it. Anything over 5 for me is considered cardio these days :(
     
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  3. Eidolon

    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    I did pause at around the 20 rep mark to reset and catch my breath, but definitely need to get some cardio in. I'd rather do it under the bar and get the benefit of more reps than die of boredom on the dreadmill :D

    The plan is to actually increase the reps as my cardio improves. With the wider stance my glutes were most on fire, but definitely had a crazy leg pump too. A powerlifter in his 60's suggested I try this silly kind of volume. I'd normally ignore BS like that, but he's been squatting around 300kg for the past 20 years, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. He messaged me to say he did 70kg x50 SLDLs and x41 squats yesterday :(
     
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    Tom Well-Known Member

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    Haha fuck that's crazy. I've only just started doing higher rep days and loving the pump. Starting to think that maybe it's time to switch up my training, I'm getting a bit over trying to lift the heaviest weight for 3 rep sets. I've always told myself that it's what you need to do to build the most muscle etc but who cares these days, I just wanna do what I enjoy and if switching it up to some higher rep workouts does that then why not.

    I'm only 28 so I gotta look after my body before it gets too late too, too many niggling injuries that are hanging around!
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    Tuesday:

    Benched top sets of 180x2x2, then added slingshot for a set of 190x3.

    Haven't gone over 160kg for a while, but it felt quite easy.

    Followed with dead presses up to 3x1x150kg.

    Then some tricep pushdowns and extensions. Did not have the energy for OHPs.
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    Wednesday:
    Loads of light squats
    Deadlifts
    Hammer curls

    Thursday:
    Back and shoulder accessory/maintenance
    Only noteable bit was bent over db rows - 2x3 @ 85kg. These were after 6 sets which started at 60kg, and limited by grip and forearm fatigue from the previous day's deads and hammer curls. With straps I reckon I could've pulled 120kg, but there weren't any hotties around to impress :D And the DBs stop at 90kg :(

    Saturday:
    Deads up to 210 4x5
    Light squats up to 140 5x6. Wider stance is feeling comfier, although my hips are a bit tender.
    DB Hammer curls up to 40 3x5.

    There seems to be a nice synergy in my program despite the focus on compounds. I guess that's to be expected considering I've never really hit squats and deads in ernest before, but it feels like there's a knock-on benefit for the bench press despite only doing it once a week.

    My strength is definitely increasing exponentially, despite reducing my carbs. At the end of my bench program, eating relatively clean but carb heavy, my weight went up to 150.7kg or so - scale showed _ERR_ occasionally :D I dropped to about 146 shortly after, but on this program I'm >150kg again. People have commented that I look a lot leaner, but my quads and traps are noticeably growing rapidly.

    Current diet:
    m1: 1 scoop whey
    m2: 1 tin tuna & 1 cup of cooked basmati rice
    m3: 1 chicken breast & veg
    m4: 1 scoop whey
    m5: family dins (protein & veg dominant)
    m6: ~25g carbs pre-workout (HBCD)
    m7: ~25g carbs intra-workout (HBCD)
     
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    Strong rows. Work up to this :D

     
  8. blindbodybuilder

    blindbodybuilder Well-Known Member

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    Impressive lifts as usual man.

    Can I ask what are the macros in that diet?, I would have expected you to be consuming more at your size.

    Also what do you reckon about the hbcd, worth the money?
     
  9. hardcore

    hardcore Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    Mate, am I crazy but that food looks less than I'm eating?
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    Not quite :D I probably have two cheat meals as the 5th meal during the week - generally sushi or pasta - on the days before heavy training. And on Saturdays, I eat what I want. It doesn't turn into a proper Viking banquet, but I have a few beerskies and Red Rock crisps.

    But because I was doing loads of compounds (;)), my weight increased to ~150kg. I've actually leaned out a bit in the process. My back, traps and quads keep growing rapidly #sadbutnotsad. By using the base diet I mentioned previously, my strength remains okay during workouts (the pre- and intra carbs help), without gaining more weight. For some reason, I've always been able to maintain mussels despite eating very little. Perhaps my myostatin is broken.

    The real point of the story is that I'm keen to enter a few PL comps. At >45, there's not a lot of SHW (>140kg) guys, so I'm trying to make things easy for myself. And I want to stay healthy too.
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    Week was much the same as before - just skwatch and deads.

    Today during my coached sesh again went to 200kgx2 on the squats for several sets, then dropped the weight to 140kg for 3x5 paused reps and eventually box squats at 100kg 3x5. Widening my stance definitely makes it easier to go deep and bounce out of the hole.
     
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    hardcore Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    So how many calories do u reckon you're taking in a day?
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    I don't count them, but will try to do some maths over the weekend. I try to eat enough so that I don't feel weak but don't get fatter :D
     
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    hardcore Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    I reckon you know instinctively now what and how much your body needs. But it would be interesting :)
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    No clue on the macros, but I'll track it next week if I have the energy to.

    I like the hbcd more than dextrose, but will probably drop it once it's gone. I used to sometimes feel a bit hypo during long or heavy workouts, which isn't the case since taking it pre- and intra. Might see how I feel off it and use it intra again if required.
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    So....workouts this week were:

    Monday
    Bench Press 6x8 @140kg
    Lat Pull Down 4x8
    Seated Row 4x8
    Tricep Ext 3x10

    Tuesday
    Squat 6x8 @140kg
    Deadlift 3x6 @150kg
    KB Goodmorning 3x6

    Wednesday
    Bench Press 4x8 @140kg
    Close Grip Bench 4x8 @120kg
    T-Bar Rows 3x8 @ 100kg

    Thursday
    Plate-loaded lat pulldowns 3x8
    Plate-loaded high rows 3x8
    Seated plate-loaded OHP 3x8
    DB Hammer curls 3x8 @37.5kg
    Bent-over DB rows - managed 2x90kg without straps

    Saturday
    Bench Press 4x8 @140kg
    Deadlift - top set of 2x250kg. Happy that my grip held out, but will start belting up >250kg.

    I might have to add another day to do bicep curls :D
     
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