Cutting Cycle - Week #29!

We had a bad snowstorm last night. It took me 1.5 hours to get to school (usually a 15 minute drive). The only reason why I went is because I had a paper due and to lift. I ended up missing my first class. I had a VERY rough day.
Cutting Cycle - Week #29

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We had a bad snowstorm last night. It took me 1.5 hours to get to school (usually a 15 minute drive). The only reason why I went is because I had a paper due and to lift. I ended up missing my first class. I had a VERY rough day. Hitting my head on my car door didn't help either.

Diet and Supplements

Diet

I made a few changes to my diet program!

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Supplement Schedule

Exactly the same as last time which you can view here.

Monday, April 7th

I felt like crap by the time I got to the gym.

Abs/Chest

Leg Lift 35 X 9, 6 - View Exercise
Incline Weighted Crunch 35 X 8, 7 - View Exercise
Reverse Crunch X 10 - View Exercise
Incline Bench Press 240 X 5, 4 - View Exercise
Flat DB Press 100 X 4, 4, 4 - View Exercise
Weighted Dips 55 X 6, 4, 4 - View Exercise

Blasted everything hard and heavy today. Got an extra rep on incline press. Flat DB press was intense! I kept pushing myself on every set to get at least 4 reps. Weighted dips felt good. I used my newly found "J" form that I described last week and it worked out great. Despite having a bad morning, my workout was pretty good.

Tuesday, April 8th

Biceps/Triceps/Calves

Barbell Curl 145 X 5, 4 - View Exercise
Incline Lying Press 145 X 5, 4 View Exercise
Ez Bar Curl 145 X 6, 6 - View Exercise
Reverse Pressdown 90 X 6, 6 - View Exercise
Hammer Curl 60 X 8, 6 - View Exercise
Machine Dip 330 X 8, 6 (Maxed the machine out) View Exercise
Standing Calf Raise 440 X 6, 6 - View Exercise
Seated Calf Raise 190 X 8, 8 - View Exercise
Leg Press Calf Raise 670 X 8, 6

* I alternate between bicep and tricep exercises.

145, are you out of your mind? I think that was on a commercial awhile back. Anywayz, Barbell curl is starting to stress my wrists again. I have always had problems with my wrists. But this time, I am going to switch up my routine before I develop an overuse injury. You will see this new routine next week. Everything flowed well today.

Cardio

Elliptical for 16 minutes
Distance Covered: 1.55 miles (0.02 less than last week)

Wednesday, April 9th

Legs

Squats 385 X 6, 4 - View Exercise
Stiff Leg Deadlift 315 X 8, 5 - View Exercise
Leg Press 560 X 5, 4 - View Exercise
Lunges 185 X 4, 4 - View Exercise

Added a rep here, a rep there, some weight there, as long as I'm improving with each workout, then it's all good. I have been stuck at 385 on squats for a few weeks. I plan on staying with 385 next week to much sure I get 6 high quality reps, as the 6th rep on this set was not up to my standards. I am also going to drop down to 275 lbs. on stiff leg deadlift, because I felt like I was not hitting my hamstrings as well as I could have because of the weight.

Thursday, April 10th

Delts/Traps

Military Press 195 X 6, 5 - View Exercise
Side Lateral 55 X 6, 5 - View Exercise
Bent Over Lateral 65 X 8, 7 - View Exercise
Upright Row 185 X 6, 4 - View Exercise
Barbell Shrug 385 X 6, 5, 4 - View Exercise
Dumbbell Shrugs 120 X 10, 8 - View Exercise

Everything felt great today. Increased my weight and/or reps on everything. Shrugs were unreal. My trap training has vastly improved over the past couple of months.

Cardio

16 minutes on treadmill
Distance covered: 1.93 (0.01 miles more than last week)

Friday, April 11th

Back/Forearms

Deadlift 465 X 4, 4 - View Exercise
Bent Over Row 290 X 6, 6 - View Exercise
Lat Pulldown 180 X 6, 6 - View Exercise
V-Bar Pulldown 170 X 6, 6 - View Exercise
Forearm Curl 185 X 8, 6 - View Exercise
Behind The Back Forearm Curl 185 X 6, 4 - View Exercise

Deadlift were intense as usual. V-bar pulldowns feel great. You can really feel this exercise in your lower lats. When I do them, I slightly lean back, and pull the bar to the bottom of my sternum. Unreal. My forearms were pumped beyond belief. They would make PopEye jealous.

Saturday, April 12th

Cardio

No more rest. I did 20 minutes of some heavy bag work (punching bag). I am not keeping track of anything on this day, just expending calories.

Sunday, April 13th

Cardio

16 minutes on the Elliptical
Distance covered: 1.94 miles (0.01 miles more)

Weekly Reflection

This week started off terribly. I felt like crap. The only time I felt good is when I was lifting. I am changing my routine next week. Check out my latest pics after 6 weeks of cutting.

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