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Old 01-28-2014, 12:08 PM   #161
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Lunch: looks disgusting but it's actually pretty good.

2.5lbs of ground beef
.75lbs of rice
Lots of random spicy seasonings.

Would be good inside a tortilla too.


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This is one of the favorite meals of people around here, taco meat and rice. Add half an avocado to each serving if you like, they are great for you.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:00 PM   #162
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This is one of the favorite meals of people around here, taco meat and rice. Add half an avocado to each serving if you like, they are great for you.
I'm going to make it again buy next time throw in some mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and jalapeños. Will make it look better and add some flavor too,


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Old 01-28-2014, 01:22 PM   #163
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I usually use the taco seasoning mix packets and sautée a green pepper and onion and throw it in for flavor.

I made a batch last night and threw about .75 lbs of bacon that I had in there. You can also season your rice as it cooks for extra flavor but you don't want to go nuts with the sodium.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:39 PM   #164
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I usually use the taco seasoning mix packets and sautée a green pepper and onion and throw it in for flavor.

I made a batch last night and threw about .75 lbs of bacon that I had in there. You can also season your rice as it cooks for extra flavor but you don't want to go nuts with the sodium.
Good idea with the bacon. I'm going to do that next time as well.


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3 pounds of ground beef
4 red/yellow peppers
1 onion
3 cups of mushrooms
1 pound brown rice
Worcester
Lots of different seasonings


Cooked it all in the wok in my mom bought me for Xmas.

Going to throw it in a wrap with avocado for lunch.


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Old 01-29-2014, 02:50 PM   #166
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Still pretty sore from yesterday but said F it and made it to the gym.

DB Bench: 45x8, 80x6, 90x5, 90x5, 90x5

Incline DB Bench: 65x8, 75x5, 75x5, 75x4

DB Incline flies: 30x8x3

Chest press: 2 plates each side x 8 reps. 3 sets. Supersetted with tricep rope pull down



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Old 01-30-2014, 09:23 AM   #167
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Just did the 5 minute squat challenge. I weigh 200-203 but I did it with 195 pounds on. I got 29 reps but id say 2 or 3 would be counted as half reps.

after I did RDLs and leg curls and felt like I was going to puke so I left. Lol


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Old 02-03-2014, 10:44 AM   #168
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Well this weekend was a **** show. I drank wayyyyy too much, ate like ****, didn't sleep well, and didn't go to the gym. I'm starting my diet tomorrow and going to try to get down to 185 before spring break (3/10). Currently sitting at 202.


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Old 02-10-2014, 08:45 PM   #169
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Down to 199, been doing some cardio and eating less. Not lifting very heavy, just high rep stuff for now.


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Was slacking really really bad the last few weeks. I'm getting back into it. Did Pull on Sunday, Push on Monday, and Pull/Legs today. Luckily I didn't lose much strength but definitely not making gains. Tomorrow is chest day.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:53 PM   #171
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Haven't posted in a while but definitely have been getting stronger.

Today:

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135x8
185x6
205x4
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185x10 (happy with this one)

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ever considered a push/pull A&B split? seems like a lot of chest workouts and missing others (especially legs/back)? or maybe you just haven't posted those logs
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ever considered a push/pull A&B split? seems like a lot of chest workouts and missing others (especially legs/back)? or maybe you just haven't posted those logs

I generally do push/pull. Monday is push, Tuesday pull + squats, Wednesday arms+ shoulders, Thursday chest, Friday pull+ squats.

Last two weeks I have been neglecting legs though. Have just been maintaining my 205x5 ATG for the past two months.


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Been a year since this has been updated... In that time I've made a move to FL and have recently begun going to the gym again. I've averaged 5-6 days/week for the past 3 months so I'm in it.

Currently sitting at 190 pounds. 1RM numbers as follows:

Bench: 235x3 (250x1 estimated)
Squat: 235x1
DL: 305x1

I'm 12% BF according to the handheld machine at LA fitness which who really knows the accuracy of that but I'd say it's close. I want to get down to 180-185 (8-10% BF?) then I will begin eating more and attempt to put on lean muscle... with some fat expected.

Here's a question. I've been running a good amount/ using the stair master at the gym in order to lose weight. When I get to my desired weight I want to continue doing these things... however I know that everyone here is against running (long distance at least). Is this because of the calories burned? If I eat more but continue to run, will that be OK?

My GF is big into running... she's run a couple half marathons, a full marathon, and a ton of 5Ks and she enjoys when I do it with her. I only ever run 3 miles (did a 5K yesterday in 22:33), but eventually I'd like to be able to do a 10K so maybe running 5 miles 2-3 times per week to train.
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You sacrifice muscle over time running long distances, irregardless of food intake, and it limits gains as well if you are doing it 2-3 times a week. I think you'd be ok personally doing 5 miles a few times a week, just try and do it on your off days and get lots of protein and carbs in.
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You sacrifice muscle over time running long distances, irregardless of food intake, and it limits gains as well if you are doing it 2-3 times a week. I think you'd be ok personally doing 5 miles a few times a week, just try and do it on your off days and get lots of protein and carbs in.

Thanks, that makes sense. I haven't sacrificed my lifting at all with the addition of cardio. Instead... I've been on the 2 hour workout regime which I actually enjoy.

Stair master... Is that bad too? I've been doing 30 mins (150 total flights at speed 10) after my workouts and it kills me. I would assume doing this would be better than just running?
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If you are looking at just getting straight cardio for fat burning... run sprints or do HIIT based cardio.

There are always mixed opinions about combining cardio + lifting... my advice is that it is best to separate the two.
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If you are looking at just getting straight cardio for fat burning... run sprints or do HIIT based cardio.

There are always mixed opinions about combining cardio + lifting... my advice is that it is best to separate the two.
Yeah that's true. HIIT would be best for sure.

I've been on a big calorie deficit too for the last 2 months. I'm down 15 pounds in that time (205-->190) and have maintained my strength.. except for squat has suffered and DL is weaker by about 20 pounds. I hit a bench PR at 195 (235x3).
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You sacrifice muscle over time running long distances, irregardless of food intake, and it limits gains as well if you are doing it 2-3 times a week. I think you'd be ok personally doing 5 miles a few times a week, just try and do it on your off days and get lots of protein and carbs in.
go read the hybrid athelete. this running kills gains thing needs to end. If you're eating the cals you're not going to lose muscle. Running doesn't go after protein for energy. It goes after fat and carbs.
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go read the hybrid athelete. this running kills gains thing needs to end. If you're eating the cals you're not going to lose muscle. Running doesn't go after protein for energy. It goes after fat and carbs.

It's all great in theory, but the two simply don't mesh and the average lifter is risking gains. His 5k likely won't matter but if you don't think running 2-3x a week for distances longer than that won't impact gains then I'll have to agree to disagree with you.
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