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7/18/19 3:07 PM
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BJ Penn Forever -

Fuck.

Had a bad couple weeks, life happened, no gym, ate shit, gained fat, feel weaker.

Oh well, back at it. Not even gonna worry too much about my strength gains yet, just gotta get rid of all this fucking fat and eat clean and at good deficit.

7/18/19 3:12 PM
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this shows what my bday is reactive to as far as inflammation. god damn beer
7/18/19 3:13 PM
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Body, not bday^^

7/18/19 3:15 PM
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Have family in, I cheated last night on my diet..back to it today though but I feel unusually drained..usually the day after a cheat night, I feel quite energetic but not today..odd

Oh does anyone else not take any days off from working out? I hit it hard every day but this may be my mistake

7/18/19 3:28 PM
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ons ear - Have family in, I cheated last night on my diet..back to it today though but I feel unusually drained..usually the day after a cheat night, I feel quite energetic but not today..odd

Oh does anyone else not take any days off from working out? I hit it hard every day but this may be my mistake

Sometimes you just need a day or to so you can recover. Recovery is just as important as putting in the work. 

7/18/19 3:38 PM
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ons ear - Have family in, I cheated last night on my diet..back to it today though but I feel unusually drained..usually the day after a cheat night, I feel quite energetic but not today..odd

Oh does anyone else not take any days off from working out? I hit it hard every day but this may be my mistake

Rest days are absolutely necessary especially when natty. If you dont want to take days off do something small like forearms, abs, calves, light cardio.  

Listen to your body. 

As for cheat meals I usually feel like a million bucks the morning after. Almost like I've replenished everything I've been depriving my body of. 

7/19/19 8:16 PM
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One more cheat meal then in the final stretch with a carb and water depletion. Haven't done either in 20 years. 

7/20/19 5:09 PM
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CRE -

Tom Platz did a guest seminar a couple months ago at my gym. Super good dude. A bit eccentric but it's cool that he's able to cash in on his previous success.  

7/28/19 2:26 PM
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Where are we at boys. One week for me. Cutting all starches and replacing with greens. Will bump the fat and protein to offset the calories deficit. 

Not sure I'm where I was at last year but I'm close. 

7/28/19 2:42 PM
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Straydog24 -

Where are we at boys. One week for me. Cutting all starches and replacing with greens. Will bump the fat and protein to offset the calories deficit. 

Not sure I'm where I was at last year but I'm close. 

make sure you get a similar pose and lighting before and after shot for the carb/water depletion. interested to see if it makes you look better, or if you get a little flat from it. Doesn't really matter--a day or two back on carbs and water and it'll all be back.  

how much weight do you expect to lose in this final stretch?

7/28/19 6:34 PM
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Straydog24 -

Where are we at boys. One week for me. Cutting all starches and replacing with greens. Will bump the fat and protein to offset the calories deficit. 

Not sure I'm where I was at last year but I'm close. 

make sure you get a similar pose and lighting before and after shot for the carb/water depletion. interested to see if it makes you look better, or if you get a little flat from it. Doesn't really matter--a day or two back on carbs and water and it'll all be back.  

how much weight do you expect to lose in this final stretch?

Will do. I haven't done an actual water/carb in 20 years so I'm not sure what to expect in terms of weight loss. I lost about 15 pounds in three days back then and fucked myself up a bit. 

Gonna be more responsible this time. 

7/28/19 11:42 PM
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Straydog24 -

Where are we at boys. One week for me. Cutting all starches and replacing with greens. Will bump the fat and protein to offset the calories deficit. 

Not sure I'm where I was at last year but I'm close. 

gotta physique up date for yall. looking forward to seeing you fully dialed in brotha

7/29/19 12:03 AM
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Straydog24 -


Three weeks to go.

Just jacked it to this. 

7/29/19 12:04 AM
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Twice....

 

 

500

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7/29/19 1:36 AM
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both taken last few days. bottom one today. feeling skinny. playing a ton of basketball beach volleyball spike ball swimming fucking girls on top of lifting. hard to get enough calories in.  down to 203 from 210.

7/29/19 6:59 AM
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Damn Neil,  you look fantastic. How old are you? I'm down to 207 from 225 in 6 weeks, still a bit huskyfat but plan on eventually being a lean 180. 

7/29/19 11:58 AM
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I'm 30 

7/29/19 10:13 PM
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Neil McCauley -


Awesome brother. I laughed when I saw this because I used to hop in the elevator in my building back in the day because it had the craziest lighting. Never found any better tbh.

That tan looks gnarly my friend. Keep slaying the womenz. 

Sadly my Olympic esque physique has only been enjoyed by one girl for the past 20 years. Get yours before ever settling down. 

7/29/19 10:21 PM
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Drinking 3.5 gallons of water a day is not as easy as it sounds. 

7/30/19 1:14 PM
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Yesterday's macros for anyone who cares. lol
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Been a shitty week eating next to zero carbs and drinking 3-4 gallons of water a day. Dropped 6+ pounds in 5 days. Most of it being water. Cut my water today and started to load up on carbs. Not filling out yet and feeling super flat. No vascularity. Going for sushi to max out on carbs tonight. 

Hopefully by tomorrow I fill out. 

Serrated, obliques and intercostals are all on point. 

8/1/19 12:06 AM
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Straydog24 -

Been a shitty week eating next to zero carbs and drinking 3-4 gallons of water a day. Dropped 6+ pounds in 5 days. Most of it being water. Cut my water today and started to load up on carbs. Not filling out yet and feeling super flat. No vascularity. Going for sushi to max out on carbs tonight. 

Hopefully by tomorrow I fill out. 

Serrated, obliques and intercostals are all on point. 

you are an inspiration to many, including myself brotha. keep pushing forward. interested to see your final form. I've never counted macros or calories or cut weight in my entire life. that is real discipline.