Bulking - Week #3!

Here is week three! I have changed only a few things.
Bulking - Week #3

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Here is week three!

Diet

I am adding 1/4 cup of oatmeal and 1 TBSP and flax seed to my Ny-Tro Pro 40 meal replacement shake. Other than that, it's the same.

Supplements

Same


Monday, September 16th


Workout

Incline Press (3 X 4-6) 195 X 5, 4, 2
Incline DB press (2 X 4-6) 60 X 6, 6, 5
Machine Press (2 X 4-6) 130 X 8, 8
Flat cable Flies (2 X 8-10) 40 X 8, 6, 6
Dips (3 X Failure) 7, 50 X 12 100 X 12
Leg Raises (3 X Failure)
Ab Machine (3 X 12-15)





Tuesday, September 17th


Chin Ups (3 X Failure) 11, 6, 4
Bent Over Row (2 X 4-6) 165 X 6, 4
T-Bar Row (2 X 4-6) 110 X 6, 4
Pull Down (2 X 4-6) 120 X 9, 5
Deadlift (3 X 4-6) 325 X 4.5, 2, 4
Lower back (2 X 10-12) 110 X 15, 12

I have never had such high quality back days! Everything flows well. Bent over row and T-bar row are definitely my favorite back exercises.


Wednesday, September 18th


DB Press (3 X 4-6) 60 X 6, 4, 4
Bent Over Cable Lateral (3 X 8-10) 40 X 8, 4 30 X 8
Side Lateral (3 X 4-6) 30 X 7, 25 X 5, 20 X 8
Upright Row (3 X 4-6) 100 X 8, 5
DB Shrugs (4 X 4-6) 75 X 6, 6 50 X 12 100 X 4

I am going to start with 25 lbs. on side laterals next week because the weight felt the best. DBpress felt awesome. I got a great range of motion today. My strength is going up rather quickly on the DB press. Looks like I'll be using the 70's next week.


Thursday, September 19th


Barbell Curl * Skull Crusher (4 X 4-6) 115 X 6, 4, (EZ BAR) 6, 4/115 X 7,5,4,4
Reverse Curl * Reverse Press Down (4 X 4-6) 65 X 6, 6, 6, 6/ 140 X 6, 4 120 X 8, 6
Tricep Machine Dip 200 X 12, 8
Grip work

This setup has been working great! Before, when I would super-set biceps with triceps, I wouldalternate starting with bis then tris. When doing this, I noticed that I always had I better all aroundworkout when I start with bis. So I start each arm day with bis instead of alternating. This setuphas been flawless these last 3 weeks. Strength is going up. Reps are increasing. Can't complain.


Friday, September 20th


Squats (2 X 4-6) 245 X 10, 5
Stiff Leg Deadlift (3 X 4-6) 165 X 15, 185 X 8 ,6
Leg Curl (3 X 4-6) 160 X 10, 140 X 6, 100 X 6
Leg Press (3 X 4-6) 180 X 8, 5
Leg extensions (3 X 4-6) 125 X 10, 8, 6
Standing calf (1 X 20, 1 X 6-8) 200 X 25, 300 X 12, 400 X 4
Seated Calf (1 X 20, 1 X 6-8) 90 X 25, 135 X 12, 180 X 8

My lower back was killing me today. That was one of the reasons why my last leg workout sucks.Therefore, I will be moving deadlifts and lower back work to leg back and calves to back day.This will allow me to concentrate more on my legs and still get the benefit of lower back work.

My calves were on fire today! The 200 X 25 was killer.

Weekly Reflections

Hectic weekend. Forgot to take measurements, but I did get pics. From the pics, I notice the biggest change in my back. I look undefined because I haven't shaved in a while and I'm one pale mofo. But summer is over, so I guess I'll just be hairy and pale for a while.

My strength has never gone up so quickly before. Every week, I'm adding weight and/or reps. I guess eating every 2-3 hours and getting enough rest along with a well planned out routine pays off. I've also noticed that I'm not sore the next day. It might be a tiny bit sore, but not much. This is no doubt due to my pre and post workout nutrition. I also believe the liver tabs are playing a big part in this.

Setting Goals

I made a couple of new goals this week:

Goal #1 - DB shoulder press the 100 lb dumbbells for 4-6 reps. I did used the 60's this week. I have 6 more weeks of using this routine. If I keep increasing at the rate I am now, I believe I will be able to get the 100 lb dumbbells.

Goal #2 - This is more of a long term goal. To be able to barbell curl 200 lbs.

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