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12/2/19 12:55 AM
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Eskimo -

I'm you've said before, but I'm not a stalker, what's your height and weight Neil? Looking great by the way. 

6'0 210. I'll post the whole pic. my buddy to left is 6'1 230, and buddy far left 6'5 220 for some perspective.  

12/2/19 12:56 AM
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Neil McCauley -


had a posedown in the cold canadian woods today. still jacked and tan. taking 0.5mg melanotan every 10 days and hitting a tanning salon since the summer ended.

Source for your Melanotan (you can DM me)? I'd appreciate it, because it's such a role of the dice when ordering peptides and SERMS (not SARMS) these days and I've been meaning to stock up on some peptides and start back up on the Melanotan. There's so many sites that sell either complete bunk or extremely underdosed product. Ar-r.com, the site I used to get all of my Cialis, Arimadex, peptides, etc.... from, sells almost all underdosed and watered down shit now. 

12/2/19 1:49 AM
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Neil McCauley -
Eskimo -

I'm you've said before, but I'm not a stalker, what's your height and weight Neil? Looking great by the way. 

6'0 210. I'll post the whole pic. my buddy to left is 6'1 230, and buddy far left 6'5 220 for some perspective.  

 Nice work brother

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Neil McCauley -

 


had a posedown in the cold canadian woods today. still jacked and tan. taking 0.5mg melanotan every 10 days and hitting a tanning salon since the summer ended.

Source for your Melanotan (you can DM me)? I'd appreciate it, because it's such a role of the dice when ordering peptides and SERMS (not SARMS) these days and I've been meaning to stock up on some peptides and start back up on the Melanotan. There's so many sites that sell either complete bunk or extremely underdosed product. Ar-r.com, the site I used to get all of my Cialis, Arimadex, peptides, etc.... from, sells almost all underdosed and watered down shit now.

not working from app. have to wait till I get to a PC. 

12/13/19 9:07 PM
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thought I'd give yall an update on the home garage gym. still got a bunch of work to do but it's getting towards what I want.
12/13/19 9:20 PM
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Ray Elbe - Know long you in BKK? I arrive end of the month Phone Post 3.0

Ray What's Up!!

 

I'm there another 10 days or so after you arrive

1/9/20 1:12 PM
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Ok. Been getting fat and weak for the last month plus. Got back to my push and pull bodyweight days and finally added a leg day. Gonna do pull day, push day, leg day, rest day, repeat. Or would you guys suggest something else?

1/9/20 6:36 PM
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Good work Pendulum!! There is definitely a significant difference between 2nd and 3rd pic.

1/9/20 6:41 PM
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Floppy Divac -

Ok. Been getting fat and weak for the last month plus. Got back to my push and pull bodyweight days and finally added a leg day. Gonna do pull day, push day, leg day, rest day, repeat. Or would you guys suggest something else?

There's no magic formula Floppy. As long as you're addressing every muscle group you really can't go wrong. 
 

My preference is to train a single body part everyday and finish with 20 minutes of cardio. Most people overthink it all. Eat well, train, rest and repeat. 

1/9/20 7:40 PM
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Glad this thread got bumped...I've been lazy with the holidays and the waist is thickening up.  Time to get back on the stick.

1/9/20 8:04 PM
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Jacks Wasted Life -

Glad this thread got bumped...I've been lazy with the holidays and the waist is thickening up.  Time to get back on the stick.

Get your fluffy ass in the gym Jack! 
; )

1/9/20 8:36 PM
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Haha today was the first day back for bodyweight workouts at least!  Nothing crazy; I did 7 sets of 15 pushups and then fatigue was seriously setting in.  Tomorrow will be 7 sets of 5 chinups.  Hope to increase both to 10 sets next week.  Then I need to get my eating under control...

1/9/20 9:11 PM
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Jacks Wasted Life -

Haha today was the first day back for bodyweight workouts at least!  Nothing crazy; I did 7 sets of 15 pushups and then fatigue was seriously setting in.  Tomorrow will be 7 sets of 5 chinups.  Hope to increase both to 10 sets next week.  Then I need to get my eating under control...

Your diet is the priority homie. Get that dialled in ASAP. Good luck. 
 

1/9/20 9:32 PM
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Jacks Wasted Life -

Haha today was the first day back for bodyweight workouts at least!  Nothing crazy; I did 7 sets of 15 pushups and then fatigue was seriously setting in.  Tomorrow will be 7 sets of 5 chinups.  Hope to increase both to 10 sets next week.  Then I need to get my eating under control...

How long do you rest between your sets of pushups or chinups? I only ask because if I was to try and hit the same number of reps per set, I would have to take waaaay more rest than is efficient while trying to fit a good work out into a busy day. Or maybe your max number of reps is just that much higher than your reps per set number. Or maybe I need to stop going until failure on my reps per set. Insert Jackie Chan mind full of fuck meme here. 

1/9/20 9:32 PM
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Also got pleasantly plump over the holidays. Been cracking down on the diet for one solid week (lol). Lost six pounds, since I was at the height of my obesity. Since I'm old and rotund, nothing crazy for exercise, exercise bike, trx straps, kettlebell, and yoga, bodyweight exercises all at home. My younger gym rat self would have laughed at my Men's Health lifestyle.

1/9/20 9:48 PM
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Thanks Stray and you are absolutely right - working out is the easy part, relatively speaking.  I need to tighten up the diet asap.

 

Floppy,

 

I rest 1 minute per set and don't go to failure.  What I was doing before (getting pretty good results) was working with the reps as low as I needed to get through 10 sets.  I think I started with 10 sets of 2 chinups and then gradually ramped up the volume to 10 sets of 5 over a period of weeks or months.  If I was going to failure, I could probably do 12-15 chinups (when I was doing 10x5) if that helps.

 

I did something similar with pushups but don't recall how many reps per set I started with.  I would guestimate I could do 30-40 pushups if I went to failure (when I was doing 10x15) but am not positive what my max would have been.

 

I was doing 1 exercise per day for 10 sets and was cycling through handstand pushups, pushups, chinups, and bodyweight squats on subsequent days.  I would work out 5-6 days a week and take 1-2 days a week off (for the most part). 

 

I think this time around I'm going to focus on pushups, chinups, and squats so I get through all exercises in 3 days and hit them each twice a week (over a 6 day period).

 

It was a short, quick workout and was working well for me.  Then I tried to overthink things and change up my workouts and that's when I fell off the wagon.  For me at this stage of my life (early 40s), brief daily workouts seem to work better than longer, less frequent, more intense workouts.

1/9/20 10:19 PM
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Floppy Divac -
Jacks Wasted Life -

Haha today was the first day back for bodyweight workouts at least!  Nothing crazy; I did 7 sets of 15 pushups and then fatigue was seriously setting in.  Tomorrow will be 7 sets of 5 chinups.  Hope to increase both to 10 sets next week.  Then I need to get my eating under control...

How long do you rest between your sets of pushups or chinups? I only ask because if I was to try and hit the same number of reps per set, I would have to take waaaay more rest than is efficient while trying to fit a good work out into a busy day. Or maybe your max number of reps is just that much higher than your reps per set number. Or maybe I need to stop going until failure on my reps per set. Insert Jackie Chan mind full of fuck meme here. 

do 80 percent of whatever you can do in one set, rest 2 minutes and do 5 sets of that.  if you can do more than 8 reps start chaining weight to yourself till you can get 6 reps but do 5. 

1/9/20 10:20 PM
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Jacks Wasted Life -

Thanks Stray and you are absolutely right - working out is the easy part, relatively speaking.  I need to tighten up the diet asap.

 

Floppy,

 

I rest 1 minute per set and don't go to failure.  What I was doing before (getting pretty good results) was working with the reps as low as I needed to get through 10 sets.  I think I started with 10 sets of 2 chinups and then gradually ramped up the volume to 10 sets of 5 over a period of weeks or months.  If I was going to failure, I could probably do 12-15 chinups (when I was doing 10x5) if that helps.

 

I did something similar with pushups but don't recall how many reps per set I started with.  I would guestimate I could do 30-40 pushups if I went to failure (when I was doing 10x15) but am not positive what my max would have been.

 

I was doing 1 exercise per day for 10 sets and was cycling through handstand pushups, pushups, chinups, and bodyweight squats on subsequent days.  I would work out 5-6 days a week and take 1-2 days a week off (for the most part). 

 

I think this time around I'm going to focus on pushups, chinups, and squats so I get through all exercises in 3 days and hit them each twice a week (over a 6 day period).

 

It was a short, quick workout and was working well for me.  Then I tried to overthink things and change up my workouts and that's when I fell off the wagon.  For me at this stage of my life (early 40s), brief daily workouts seem to work better than longer, less frequent, more intense workouts.

Nice. Yeah, I just got the diet back on track a few days ago and have a somewhat similar routine to yours only with less sets and a few different exercises per workout. I was gonna do pull, push, legs, rest, repeat; but I think I'm gonna do pull, legs, push, rest in that order to give my upper body the in between day of rest and not have as much overlap with some of the muscles involved in both push and pull.

Until I can figure out something here at home for the inverted back rows, my pull day will now consist of 5 sets of regular pullups, neutral grip pullups, and chinups. Push day is the same but with pushups, skull crushers, varieties of dips, and hopefully a handstand like pushup variation for the overhead shit. My newfound leg day (today being the first one EVER) consists of squats, lunges, sumo squats, and side lunges. 

It is embarrassing as fuck how weak my legs are in comparison to my upper body. Lunges especially were a lot harder than I'd have liked to admit. My balance is shit and even with proper form in mind my body was not complying with the mind's requests. Lol

1/10/20 10:35 AM
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Wow. I haven't woken up with my ass being this sore since before I quit drinking.

1/11/20 2:02 AM
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Well, the little pump from leg day had my pants fitting a tad tighter than usual in the quads. Already looking fwd to next leg day. Gonna have to get me some rex kwon do pants pretty soon. Haha

1/11/20 12:03 PM
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I was pretty sore from my pushups and chinups too...amazing how quickly you decondition if you slack for a month.

1/12/20 9:32 PM
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Yeah. But I'm feeling good now. Other than my legs which are weak as fuck and more sore than I've experienced in a long time. I don't know if my struggle to execute a decent lunge is due to weak legs, poor balance, a lack of flexibility, or all three. Maybe I should leave them out until I develop some leg strength first.

1/13/20 11:43 AM
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And adding pike presses to my push day now. I really hadn't been doing anything for overhead stuff so I can't do more than a couple decent reps, but in time...

1/15/20 2:21 AM
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I know it doesn't look appetizing, but the overnight Proats are fucking delicious as is the chicken and black bean mix once I mix in some fresh salsa and jalapeno. Getting back on my diet even if I'm not sure about this new workout regimen. One thing is for sure, my neck and upper back aren't in as much pain now that I'm not just alternating push and pull day 6 days a week.