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The Official Stockaholics Workout Thread!

Discussion in 'The Cocktail Lounge' started by bigbear0083, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. T0rm3nted

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    Weekly Update

    WEIGHT/DIET

    Weight today was 161.9. Moving average weight is sitting at 161.7. Up 0.4lbs from last Monday. That would add about 1.5-2lbs per month, which is about the speed of weight gain I was hoping for. Will continue with this amount of calories for the foreseeable future (2600cal/day). Meal prepped again this week. Next week will be challenging because I will be traveling for work for the first time in years. Calorie tracking will be more challenging but I'll be as accurate as I can and make sure I get my protein and calories in every day.

    EXERCISES
    Main 5 compound exercises below. Will highlight a few accessories that I made progres on occasionally as well.
    • Bench - currently trying to get 32 reps within 4 sets at 120lb (last session hit 20 reps)
    • Squat - next session will be attempting 32 reps within 4 sets at 170lb (last session hit 32 reps at 165lb)
    • Deadlift - next session will be attempting 12 reps within 2 sets at 175lb (last session hit 12 reps at 165lb)
    • Barbell Row - next session will be attempting 32 reps within 4 sets at 150lb (last session hit 27 reps at 150lb)
    • OHP - next session will be attempting 25 reps within 3 sets at 85lb (last session hit 25 reps at 75lb)
    • Leg Press - Hit 3x10 for 300lbs, thought was pretty cool last week. Estimated 1RM is 400lb!

    I'll highlight squats this week. Made great progress the whole time I've been on this program. When I used to be on Stronglifts 5x5 I made the same progress, but it was only 5 sets of 5 reps. This is 4 sets of 8 reps, which is significantly harder in my opinion. I capped out at 170lbs when doing 5x5 and it was with bad form. My form has been on point so far in this new program (in my opinion) and I hit 4x8 at 165, so should be attempting 170lbs tomorrow.

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    Current Results and Goals

    New goals set for February. Last month I hit every goal that I set for January except bench press (off by 1lb - I know I could have hit this if I would have lowered the weight and just pushed out an extra rep, so it's not too bad), Cable one arm row (same as bench - missed by 0.66 but could have pulled another rep in the first set if I wanted to), and Barbell Curl (missed by 3.33lb - again, could have hit this if I did extra reps in the early sets). Not disappointed with anything really. First picture below is February goals, 2nd picture is how I finished January.

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    Not going to start the old format back up, but I'll try to post an update in here every once and awhile. I'm still on track. Meal prepping every week, working out 4 times a week, tracking calories, etc. I started my cut for summer on 5/20.

    I weighted 162.8 to start. Here's my weight every week since.

    162.8 -> 160.8 -> 160.3 -> 158.6

    Not sure where I'll end up next week since I plan to cheat tomorrow for Fathers day. Going to the aunt and uncles for some pool time. There's always tons of garbage to eat so might just take the day to enjoy myself.

    My strength has not suffered TOO MUCH during this calorie deficit. I was eating 2600 calories during my "maintain/bulk" phase. I was calling it a bulk, but it was actually maintaining. Strength has been consistent so far since starting my cut. I'm now at 2200 calories a day. My first goal is to be in the 140's in 6 weeks (7/26). I believe that's probably my ideal cut weight. By that point, I'll have been about 1 year of serious lifting (first time lifting in my life). I want to see exactly what I have. I'll probably do a minor bulk at that point until October 6th vacation. Maybe a mini-cut right before that to get back to 140's. We will see when the time comes. That's just my plan for now.

    After October vacation though I want to do a REAL bulk. My strength has not grown very much considering I'm a noob. I should have gotten a lot more "gains". Told myself I will bulk from mid-October until next April or so. Basically 6 months of eating what I want, as much as I want (within reason of course). I was maintaining at 2600 calories. I'll probably try something like 3100 calories a day as a minimum, but no max limit. I don't care if I go from 145 to 185 as long as my strength is going up. That means my muscles are growing as well. Then I'll cut for next summer again. Rinse and repeat.

    As always, this got way longer than I expected.
     
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  3. Jrich

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    Dieting has never been my thing, i like food!... but i found a diet thats working pretty well for me so far... its a 16/8 diet, one of those "intermittent fasting" types that are all the rage now... that whole fasting concept wasn't of any interest to me, but i don't really feel like im fasting... i have 8 hours a day to eat basically what i want and as much as i want (within reason), and the other 16 hours im "fasting".. but, im sleeping 8 out of the 16, so in reality all im doing is skipping breakfast and dinner..... ive lost 10 lbs so far in one month

    Ive gone on several "workout kicks" in the past, but i have a bit more motivation to take it serious this time around.. a couple months ago i had my first ever surgery... Umbilical hernia... I got 6 weeks off work out of the deal, so it wasn't all bad... i figure if that's what retirement is like then im ready!... but it also opened my eyes to what getting older feels like and how important health is, especially as a professional driver, that truck is hell on my body, im basically in a constant state of atrophy

    So, for fathers day i got this... also got a dumbbell set to keep in the truck when im out on the road

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    Happy belated father's day to you. Hope you keep the "diet" going. If it works, it works. Doesn't matter what the diet is as long as you're seeing progress. Something different works for everyone.

    I can't imagine being a truck driver, would be very hard on the body (+ very hard to watch the market!). Hopefully you'll post updates every once and awhile on your journey
     
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  5. Jrich

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    Actually keeping up with the markets isnt hard at all... i have satellite radio in the truck, so i can stay tuned to CNBC all day... and i have the TDA mobile app to check my watchlists whenever i stop

    But the other part is true, hard on the body for sure!... Before i started this job i was hauling fuel locally, making multiple stops a day, in and out of the truck, dragging hoses and such, some semblance of physical activity.... but now, hauling propane all over the state of Texas, windshield time dominates my day... the money is alot better, so theres that

    And happy belated fathers day to you too!... hope the little one is enjoying his introduction into this big world
     

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