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10/16/19 9:15 AM
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Floppy Divac -
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I'm 51 and did pretty good this summer. I got down to a low of 176 lbs and 9.1% body fat (according to the scale.)  I can't keep 32's on unless I use a belt.

I live on a lake and did a lot of paddleboarding and kayaking didn't even touch the weights, heavybag or MTB much. 

Was in good shape in my early 20's and then had some health problems and ballooned up to 250 lbs at one point (I am 6ft) 

I stay active and have my diet dialed in to what works for me.

Not sure how to post a pic but I'll give it a try

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3lLqeEFGHe/?igshid=cdtt5dl2tp77


are you on TRT or taking gear? look good. 

The only thing I have ever done was 3 months of androstendione in 1999. I had considered SARMS this summer but decided against it I'm pretty much where I want to be so didn't need it.

I've just always been naturally muscular. 

I used 2 bottles of Nutrakey DHEA over the summer and 2 bottles of Muscletech Alpha Test got them cheap so figured I'd use them. I pretty much use Nutrakey Arginine year round.

I'm really good about staying on a strict diet and have no aversion to taking more stimulants than a person should which makes me go and go and go.

 

nice work man and thanks for the info. how much arginine do you take a day? what time a day and in between meals? 

It should say how much to take on the bottle. I took half of the suggested amount and still felt a boost.

we dont follow instructions, we are freaks! I take 1500 mg l arginine and 750 mg l citrulline pre workout for a pump. works as a natural viagra too. 

10/16/19 9:24 AM
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Lol, fair point. And when doing my various exercises should I just do all 5 sets then move on, or should I do a circuit? Used to do circuit years ago but for some reason I've been doing things differently this time around. I'm thinking circuit. My chinup #s are way lower than they would be after doing 5 sets of pullups. Open to advice from the knowledgeable freakazoids.

10/16/19 12:27 PM
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Floppy Divac -

Lol, fair point. And when doing my various exercises should I just do all 5 sets then move on, or should I do a circuit? Used to do circuit years ago but for some reason I've been doing things differently this time around. I'm thinking circuit. My chinup #s are way lower than they would be after doing 5 sets of pullups. Open to advice from the knowledgeable freakazoids.

I’ve cut my volume down significantly over the years. I do about nine working sets per large body part these days. This doesn’t include warm up sets or burn outs. Usually 3 exercises and 3 hard sets per exercise. 

Six sets for small body part. 

10/16/19 12:38 PM
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Geez, how much time does that usually take you? Thanks

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Floppy Divac -

Geez, how much time does that usually take you? Thanks

I only do one body part per day and I can be in and out in 40 minutes without cardio. I’ll typically do abs, calves and stretching in between sets. 

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And forgive all the uneducated questions, but when you have the time would you please list the large body parts vs small body parts and what your between set abs and calf work consists of? When you say you do those between sets do you mean between sets, or between exercise. Also, pros and cons of circuit training vs not, in your opinion. Thanks for humoring the ignoramus.

10/16/19 6:09 PM
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Floppy Divac -

And forgive all the uneducated questions, but when you have the time would you please list the large body parts vs small body parts and what your between set abs and calf work consists of? When you say you do those between sets do you mean between sets, or between exercise. Also, pros and cons of circuit training vs not, in your opinion. Thanks for humoring the ignoramus.

Small body parts are biceps and triceps. Large would be back and legs. I also do one body part a day. I usually do 5 exercises of 4 sets of 6-8 reps though. I do abs at the end of my workouts. I'm sure there is a Planet Fitness nearby you. You can probably get a membership for $10 a month there. It has plenty of free weights and machines to get in shape. 

10/16/19 9:17 PM
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Floppy Divac -

Lol, fair point. And when doing my various exercises should I just do all 5 sets then move on, or should I do a circuit? Used to do circuit years ago but for some reason I've been doing things differently this time around. I'm thinking circuit. My chinup #s are way lower than they would be after doing 5 sets of pullups. Open to advice from the knowledgeable freakazoids.

sets of pushups 20 reps

5 set of 5 overheadpreas
5 set of 5 incline bench
3 set of 8 weighted dips
3 set of ly 12-15 rep
3 set of a different fly 12-15 rep
super set lateral raise 12-15 rep for 3 sets with 12-15 rep tricep pushdown
superset front raise 12-15 with behind tricep movement like dumbbells 

pull day. 
weighted pullups or chin ups 4 sets of 5. 
seal rows or bent over barbell rows 3 sets of 8. 
seated cable from 3 set of 15
trap bar farmer carry 3 sets
trap bar shrugs 3 sets of 10
lat pull down 3 sets of 8. 
straight arm pull down 3 set of 8. 
back extensions 3 set of 15
face pull cable 3 set of 12
face pull lat pulldown machine 3 set of 15. 
one arm rear felt row 3 set of 15 superseted with bicep curl 
rear delt fly superseted with hammer curl. 

leg day. 

leg ext 3 set of 15
ham curl 3 set of 15
leg press 3 set of 15
kickback machine 3 set of 15. 
squat 3 set of 8
deadlift 3 set of 8. 
lunges walking 3 set of 20 steps. 
calf raise 3 set of 15. 

take 4th day off then repeat

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Thanks guys. I wrecked my back today just doing air squats. Probably got it started with supermans yesterday. Gonna stick to leg raises and crunch variations for ab work. Maybe some bridges. But I think the extension on the supermans is what started this problem. That or the downhill jogging at the end of my hike last night.

10/19/19 12:18 AM
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14 months into my program
10/19/19 12:41 AM
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14 months into my program

10/19/19 3:59 PM
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Lol!! I am a broken down piece of shit. My lower back is always going to be a problem. Felt well enough yesterday morning to do pullups and chinups but could feel pain with every step while jogging after my son last night. Still was a little tight this AM but after deciding to do my pushups, dips, and bodyweight skullcrushers my shit is fucked proper again. Could feel it just doing the first set of pushups. I've really gotta do better about not pushing through certain pains and let my body fully heal before resuming exercise. Fuck

10/19/19 4:26 PM
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Floppy Divac -

Lol!! I am a broken down piece of shit. My lower back is always going to be a problem. Felt well enough yesterday morning to do pullups and chinups but could feel pain with every step while jogging after my son last night. Still was a little tight this AM but after deciding to do my pushups, dips, and bodyweight skullcrushers my shit is fucked proper again. Could feel it just doing the first set of pushups. I've really gotta do better about not pushing through certain pains and let my body fully heal before resuming exercise. Fuck

That’s sucks floppy. Letting the big girls ride you can’t be good for your back. 
Heal up quick my friend. 

10/19/19 4:28 PM
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Lol at everyone posting their Grindr profile pics 

 

Beep*

10/19/19 5:42 PM
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Richardjohnson81 -

Lol at everyone posting their Grindr profile pics 

 

Beep*

Lol @ you comparing these pics to our Grindr accounts. Weirdo. 

10/19/19 7:11 PM
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Neil mculky is a straight up fag lol, overcompensating, closet man loving but hole fan haha so funny lol lol lol 

10/19/19 8:00 PM
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Uphill78 -

Neil mculky is a straight up fag lol, overcompensating, closet man loving but hole fan haha so funny lol lol lol 

Youre obviously projecting your own homosexual desires onto me bud. You wish you could fuck me you queer! 

10/19/19 8:01 PM
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working 12 hour days 7 days a week right now. haven't missed a workout. what's your excuse gentlemen!? 

10/19/19 8:53 PM
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Neil McCauley -

working 12 hour days 7 days a week right now. haven't missed a workout. what's your excuse gentlemen!? 

Making my shit worse by not missing a day will be my excuse. I'd rather miss a day or few than keep hobbling around leaning to one side.

10/19/19 8:56 PM
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Floppy Divac -

Lol!! I am a broken down piece of shit. My lower back is always going to be a problem. Felt well enough yesterday morning to do pullups and chinups but could feel pain with every step while jogging after my son last night. Still was a little tight this AM but after deciding to do my pushups, dips, and bodyweight skullcrushers my shit is fucked proper again. Could feel it just doing the first set of pushups. I've really gotta do better about not pushing through certain pains and let my body fully heal before resuming exercise. Fuck

That’s sucks floppy. Letting the big girls ride you can’t be good for your back. 
Heal up quick my friend. 

Lol, I at least know better than to let them ride.

10/19/19 9:02 PM
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Neil McCauley -

working 12 hour days 7 days a week right now. haven't missed a workout. what's your excuse gentlemen!? 

Well, I haven't made it to the gym in 2 weeks.

 

I'm just lazy. 

10/19/19 9:38 PM
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Throwin’Knuckles -

Dudes.. I’m in the best shape in a long time. Maybe 2 years or so. Diet has been really clean! Protein intake has been good. Doing this cycle:

 

Test 500mg wk

Tren 300mg wk

Anadrol 50 ED

 

This has been for last 4 weeks. I started Nolva this week. I’m always paranoid lol. But this ester of Test has me hurting super bad. Like I can’t train. Walk. Nothing! My whole ass cheek is sore as fuck! What do!? I’m hurting bad. I’ve done 50 different types of test. Never had issues. The ester is MCT or something. 

Sounds like whoever made it used too much BA.

10/20/19 2:08 AM
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Floppy Divac -
Neil McCauley -

working 12 hour days 7 days a week right now. haven't missed a workout. what's your excuse gentlemen!? 

Making my shit worse by not missing a day will be my excuse. I'd rather miss a day or few than keep hobbling around leaning to one side.

get too a bikram yoga studio or a hot yoga studio that does a similar series of poses. give 100% to every second of every pose for the entire class. you will fix your back and if you literally give your entire soul to the workout you will leave feeling like you had a psychedelic  experience. I have done lots of drugs. acid, mushrooms, dmt etc. so this is not bullshit. if you give even 95% of your effort you will not reach this state. Go in knowing the classes are incredibly hard and with the heat borderline too uncomfortable to finish. that's the feeling you will get it you give it your all. very few people have the ability to push their body to that level that is required to reach enlightenment but when you do ... I would exit the class after it's done and just turn the shower as cold as it goes and stand under it for like 15 minutes paralyzed for the exhaustion. I fixed a bulge disk in my back in 30 days. 30 classes in 30 days. then I resumed lifting and hit a PR about a month later. a doctor told me not to workout  for 8 weeks. I took a week off and started smoking weed for the anti inflammatory and pain relief right before class. did not take any pharmaceutical drugs. You can fix your own body if you have the will to do it through hard work. just like you can build your body the same way. how bad do you want it? enough to be totally pain free? some people dont. just a little less pain overrides the will to work to really fix it l. you know what to do . hope this makes sense.  I ate a gram of mushrooms and I'm too lazy to re read this. 

10/20/19 2:09 AM
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listening to artificial red by mad season. what a jam.
10/20/19 2:10 AM
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