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    I noticed that from day to day, my energy levels varied substantially in the gym. If I didn't get good sleep, or had eaten irregularly, or had been under a lot of stress, my workouts were far less good. Then on other days, when all those things were optimum, it was Katie bar the door.

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    Saturday

    Reverse peck deck 5 sets
    Side lateral raise 4 sets
    Standing shoulder press 4 sets
    Facepull 4 sets
    Hammer strength shoulder press 3 sets

    My right shoulder was bothering me again. Same feeling, it's pain but more like it needs to pop than a tear or dislocation pain. I was stretching and doing movements between sets to try and get it comfortable. That's also why I went back to the hammer strength and did some light presses, just to see if a controlled press might do the trick. Nothing seemed to work but it wasn't a bad workout either. I did some box jumps as well during the cardio portion since I didn't get to do them on leg day as well.

    It's been a little less than a week on Dermacrine and what I've noticed was. First few days I felt bloated, maybe it was something I ate but still noteable. The stuff dries really fast but is super watery and theres a lot of it in just 3 pumps. Also over the weekend I couldn't stop being hungry. I would eat what I normally would and could keep going if I wanted to, if not I was hungry again an hour later.

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    Do you do any rotator cuff work and what's your chest and shoulder volume like?
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    Monday

    Flat Bench 7 sets
    Rope extension superset w/ decline hammer strength machine 4 sets
    Underhand extension supset w/ sandwhich press 4 sets

    Really happy with the workout. The owner of the gyms grandson wouldn't leave me alone which slowed me down a bit but I think that helped as well. I move pretty fast between sets, not much sitting around or resting at the gym for me. But he kept talking, this I believe gave me the rest needed to move some heavy weight which I was happy about. I was happy with my bench numbers but that's also why I superset everything afterwards in order to catch up and get in enough volume.

    Again I was super hungry late night last night. I had my normal dinner but added a protein shake before bed which I never do just to kill the hunger off a bit.

    Weighted myself and can't really say I'm up any weight so far but I am up about 8lbs since October/November which I'm happy about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobster View Post
    Do you do any rotator cuff work and what's your chest and shoulder volume like?
    Yes I do rotator cuff on chest and shoulder day....sometimes I do some band work because I have a bad neck as well and some of the work they had me doing in rehab is rotation style work

    This feeling has happened before, first time it happened I was actually using a seated bicep machine where the handles are sort of behind where your sitting and to pull them up to a starting position, it tweaked my shoulder, sometimes it takes awhile to go away but it usually does after awhile.

    I try and get 12 working sets per muscle group per workout
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    That machine does sound like a bad fit
    06, 08, 09 and now 2010 British (4x) and 2008/2010 European Grip Champion (2x)

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    Tuesday

    Deadlift 4 sets
    Pull ups superset with DB curl 4 sets
    Straight bar pulldown superset with rope cable curls 3 sets
    T bar row superset with preacher curl machine 4 sets

    Haven't deadlifted in awhile with the basketball schedule, work, and the holidays. Felt good to get back to it, didn't go super heavy but the form felt good and the weight moved surprisingly well. Wish I could say the same about the pull ups which were a struggle. Those weren't the greatest. Also the rope cable curls had to be cut short because there was something going on with the cable which made me think I didn't want to push it in case that cable wasn't locked in properly. Overall the workout wasn't all that bad and the volume was nice.

    I'm still hungry at night after dinner, I don't know if it's the Dermacrine or what but even after I eat I get hungry like an hour or two later which isn't normal for me.

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    Wednesday

    Basketball

    Wednesday is usually my cardio night anyway so I'm glad we had to switch from playing on Tuesday to play on Wednesday as it just fits with my workout schedule better. Anyway I sucked last night. The gym was empty so pulling ppl to get a team was rough and we had some hot shot high school kids who were not good at all just wanting to dribble. I think after playing with them once I was sort of checked out in terms of winning. But of course I still had fun, much more fun than doing cardio at the gym and way more effective.

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    Thursday

    Squat 7 sets
    Weighted box jumps 2 sets
    Standing calve raise 4 sets


    Last weeks squat session sucked really bad. This week felt much much better and as you can see I did some extra sets because it felt so good. I just kept going, even some guys at the gym commented and asked if I maxed out or anything. I didn't but I went pretty heavy. It didn't leave me too much time for other exercises but I did get in some box jumps. The box is maybe 3 feet or something, so I can get on it fairly easily but wouldn't be able to stack two boxes so I grabbed some little DB's and held them as I jumped to make it more difficult.

    So far on the Dermacrine I'm having multiple outcomes. Right now I feel bloated and fat. Other times I look in the mirror and think I'm having a slight recomp. I'm still super hungry at night and I have been eating which isn't great for the overall fat loss but I'm hoping the increased cardio intensity mixed with the Dermacrine and extra food will somehow balance out a bit.

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