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Tuna and water 8 50.00%
 
Tuna and water 3 18.75%
 
Tuna and water 5 31.25%
 
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Hi everyone, I know it's been a while but I was in the neighborhood so I'm here to give my little baby thread a nice bump.

For the past eight months I've been continuing to work pretty hard in the gym. I met a new group of friends and began working/hanging out with them more and more, and they have convinced me to take up Powerlifting! I'm not sure when I will compete yet, all I know is that I want to. With powerlifting, I have a chance to win some money, meet some more cool people, and hopefully compete on the National (International?) stage somewhere down the line!

(Powerlifting consists of 1 rep max effort bench press, squats, and deadlifts; competitors are divided by weight class, much like olympic weightlifting)

It hasn't really changed my focus/structure in the gym past the fact that I focus on strength more than I used to. I was dieting down to get a "summer body" from May onward but two weeks ago I said fuck it and - well long story short I'm back at 210 lbs. As for my strength it continues to grow, and I'm very excited to see how far I can take this.

As for cosplay, that never happened LOL but maybe I'll do a group cos with friends somewhere in the future

Anyway this is me a few weeks ago at my peak. Not long after this I said fuck diets and crushed 2lbs of dinosours and a case of pilsner (RIP the summer body....... and my digestive system)

Other stuff: Did a few more mountain hikes this summer. here's a shitty portrait picture of Lineham Ridge in Waterton Lakes National Park (I think that's the name)

 

Shout out to Nymeria because I know you've been killing it. Hope all is well with you!

Also Farsala.... you reminded me to post here, so I expect you have been working hard too



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Yes, spent my entire summer focused on working out. Gained 45+ lbs, from 158 to ~205. I would say that was my first ever bulk phase, now I am into cutting down to 185 while keeping the muscle. My short terms goals will be to attain that weight and get more defined abs and back.

When I first started I could barely lift 20lb bicep dumbbells, despite some minor working out before. Now I can more then double that. Pull-ups are my go to. Started out 2 or 3, peaked at 10+ on easy bars, doing about 5 or 6 on the new bars at my university.

Overall a good few months with lots of progress and learning. However true strength has yet to come.

My long term work out goal is the fabled one arm pull-up. By that I mean from dead hang with a single arm to the top. Right now I can do 1 assisted one arm pull-up, with my other hand grasping my wrist/arm.



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Hi everyone, I know it's been a while but I was in the neighborhood so I'm here to give my little baby thread a nice bump.

For the past eight months I've been continuing to work pretty hard in the gym. I met a new group of friends and began working/hanging out with them more and more, and they have convinced me to take up Powerlifting! I'm not sure when I will compete yet, all I know is that I want to. With powerlifting, I have a chance to win some money, meet some more cool people, and hopefully compete on the National (International?) stage somewhere down the line!

(Powerlifting consists of 1 rep max effort bench press, squats, and deadlifts; competitors are divided by weight class, much like olympic weightlifting)

It hasn't really changed my focus/structure in the gym past the fact that I focus on strength more than I used to. I was dieting down to get a "summer body" from May onward but two weeks ago I said fuck it and - well long story short I'm back at 210 lbs. As for my strength it continues to grow, and I'm very excited to see how far I can take this.

As for cosplay, that never happened LOL but maybe I'll do a group cos with friends somewhere in the future

Anyway this is me a few weeks ago at my peak. Not long after this I said fuck diets and crushed 2lbs of dinosours and a case of pilsner (RIP the summer body....... and my digestive system)

Other stuff: Did a few more mountain hikes this summer. here's a shitty portrait picture of Lineham Ridge in Waterton Lakes National Park (I think that's the name)

 

Shout out to Nymeria because I know you've been killing it. Hope all is well with you!

Also Farsala.... you reminded me to post here, so I expect you have been working hard too

Damn dude. How many cigarettes a day does it take to mantain that physique? Couple packs? Whatever the case may be, keep up the good work, and best of luck in competition. :)



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Having a hard time eating enough protein, especially for cheap. For example my meal today.

Scoop of whey with milk- 40g Protein and $1.50
4 Eggs- 30g protein $.40
1/2 lb Ground Turkey with cheese and vegetables on top and a tortilla- ~60g protein $2.50
Granola Bar- 10g Protein $.40
~12 oz Cottage Cheese- ~33-40g Protein $1.00

Totals: 173-180g Protein for $5.80 per day.
I fail to reach my requirement of 200g protein, and a months worth of food would cost $174. The money is approximate, so I assume its a little bit more and to reach the 200g protein I would say $200. I was used to eating 2 potatoes and some beef/night before I started working out. Was like $100 a month.



I'm just back from a 2 week vacation where I didn't work out at all. Well I did walk up and down the hills of San Francisco and bike along the coast but it's not the same, plus the food was not always healthy so it's back to serious things now.

What I need to focus on is nutrition because I know that what I need to change to bulk up right now.



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I limit or cut out: alcohol, dairy and grains if I want to  reduce my body fat %. White meats, green leafy vegetables, green/black tea, black coffee and plenty of water. I never got into doing the heavy lifts at the gym. More light/medium weights on weight machines, treadmill, rowing machine, spin classes and cycling my push bike. 



A cool YT channel that I watch from time to time is "Jujimufu". He's got some really cool videos out, and although my goal has never been to be as big as him, he has a great personality and the videos are entertaining, so I watch them.

(Hope it was okay to post in here; someone posted a link to this and I guess I didn't realize it hadn't been used in so long.)



Taking a bit of a rest this week, did two half marathons in two weeks, and they were relatively flat so my best times yet. Got another half marathon next weekend.

I'm only doing them for the medals (trophy mad me) :D

Note: Never seen this thread before, but as its been brought up thought I would get involved :D



Making an indie game : Dead of Day!

Is SKMBlake actually ReimTime?



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