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    Default Axioma's Journal and Journey to Masters Nationals 2011

    You guys have me motivated to take the plunge and start getting focused. Baldie, Bucki, Girly and the rest are setting an awesome example of what Masters is all about!

    Background: Been a competitive powerlifter, triathlete and cyclist, however, always been a bodybuilder in my heart and soul. Got the bug 32 years ago and never lost it. I have only competed twice, in the SC State, so I am new to the whole competition side of it, lots to learn from you veterans.

    Offseason: 5'9.5", 235 at 16%bf. Lifted heavy, HIT style, no cardio. Did this October through Christmas. Two weeks off, nothing!

    Current: What to see what I got and season it. Started back with circuit training and moderate cardio couple times a week. Currently: 219 at 12%bf.

    Workout: Currently doing my version of MD's Warrior CKD workout, to which I added my own tweaks and THE original Warrior, Ori Hofmeklers' diet to season the muscle. Again, I tweaked the Warrior Diet to suit my needs based on my metabolism and goals. I will post workout and such if anyone is interested, as I don't want to bore anyone. I look forward to learning and helping where I can on THE best thread: MASTERS, Hoooaaaa!

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    Glad to have you posting your journal in the Master's section. Welcome!

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    YES...bring that conditioning to Pittsburgh and you will be dangerous . Some notes....under the Pitt lights you will need MORE COLOR. Also in the Nationals the judges darn near put their pencils down 2-3 min into the first walkout. I visited your profile in here. Yes you did some posedown magic...that will not mean a darn thing in Pitt within your weight class. The line up/turns and first few mandantories usualy means...placings picked. If you win your weight class then on Sat Finals night the posedown does come into play. Use your conditioning and stage presence to win.

    Baldie
    MY MIND & BODY ARE AT ONE WITH MY POWER & STRENGTH............JM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldiewonkanobi View Post
    YES...bring that conditioning to Pittsburgh and you will be dangerous . Some notes....under the Pitt lights you will need MORE COLOR. Also in the Nationals the judges darn near put their pencils down 2-3 min into the first walkout. I visited your profile in here. Yes you did some posedown magic...that will not mean a darn thing in Pitt within your weight class. The line up/turns and first few mandantories usualy means...placings picked. If you win your weight class then on Sat Finals night the posedown does come into play. Use your conditioning and stage presence to win.

    Baldie
    Thank you , thank you! I realized my color blunder immediately. Won't happen again. You are absolutely right about the first few minutes to make an impression. My heart speeds up just thinking about it, family and friends making the trip and it is over before they get comfortable in their seats. I will posting photos of mandatories as it gets closer to get feedback from you guys.

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    Jan. 16th: Loaded routine to establish baseline:
    Squats 5x6: finished at 405
    Rack Pulls (mid shin): 5x5: finished at 500
    Bench 5x5: finished at 340

    Jan. 17th: 50 minutes treadmill. 3.5mph @ 5.5,7.5,3 ele. HR: 130-140 + abs, calves

    Jan. 18th: Chest/Back Giant Sets:
    A1: Hammer Press: 295 x 6
    A2: 30deg. incline dumbbell presses: 90 x 12
    A3: Pec dec fly: 115 x 25
    rest 2 minutes and repeat set. No more that 10 seconds between exercises.
    B1: Chins: x6 (2 sec. down, 2 up and 2 hold)
    B2: Bent Bar Rows: 185 x 12
    B3: Close grip pulls: 115 x 25 rinse and repeat.
    30 minutes cardio

    Jan. 19th: 60 minutes upright bicycle: level 12 @ 90-100 rpm

    Jan. 20th: Leg Giant Sets
    A1: Squats: (narrow stance, break parallel): 315 x 6
    A2: Press: (narrow stance, knees to chest): 630 x 12
    A3: Ext's: 130 x 25
    Two Giant sets, 2 minutes between
    B1: Leg Curls: 140 x 6 (one second pause at top)
    B2: Romanian deads: (wider than hips, toes out): 225 x 12
    B3: Hypers: x25
    Last edited by axioma; 01-20-2010 at 07:06 PM. Reason: spaced for clarity

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    Great to have you posting here Ax!!
    Unless there's a bench press contest I joined and didn't know about it doesn't matter how much I bench.

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    Welcome Ax, it's great to have another Master BB competitor.

    Pittsburgh was my first place to compete at the Soldier's and Sailors back in '85. I hope to return there again someday soon other than cheer Baldie on to his Master's win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckimscl View Post
    Great to have you posting here Ax!!
    Thanks Buck! Your journal was got me off my ass and get motivated to contribute to this forum. Thanks for your attention to detail and persistance.

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    I"m happy to have another journal to follow and take notes from

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    Hams are torn up! I got a day behind, so I will do the arm/shoulder giant sets today, off tomorrow and depletion routine on Sat.

    Current Supplements:
    Optimum Health Nutrition Pro40 Complete (protein blend)
    BioRhythm’s ReGenerate and Big Blue and AfterGlow, Adrenalean and Synthrolean
    Millennium Sport Technologies MVP-365 (multi vit/min) and ZMK
    Applied Nutriceuticals OsteoSport
    Species Nutritions Omegalyze
    SciFit Kreation powder
    Last edited by axioma; 01-21-2010 at 12:43 PM. Reason: forgot something

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    Jan. 21 Arm/Shoulder Giant Sets
    30 minutes cardio
    A1: Machine Shoulder Press: 200 x 6
    A2: Dumbbell Laterals: 30 x 12
    A3: Barbell Upright Rows: (wide to forehead) 95 x 25
    Rest 2 minutes, Repeat
    B1: Close Grip Incline Barbell Press: 205 x 6
    B2: Incline lying extensions: 105 x 12
    B3: Triceps pushdowns: (v-bar, alt. different workouts) 90 x 25
    Rest 2 minutes Repeat
    C1: Incline Dumbbell curls: 40 x 6
    C2: EZ bar curls: 105 x 12
    C3: Alt. hammer dumbbell curls: 25 x 25
    Rest/Repeat. All weights are what I finished with. I increase poundage if I complete all reps on first giant set.
    Additional supplement: Species Fiberlyze!

    Happy with this workout. I tore left biceps brachii tendon two years ago and I JUST started feeling confident a couple months ago!

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    JUst cardio today. Left Hamstring has slight pull, went pretty deep on the Rom.dead's. Putting pressure on the nerve, 20 minute spasms. I have Z use some ART (active release therapy) techniques I taught her and that eleviates the pain for several hours. Great not using pharmaceuticals to treat pain!!! just hair of the dog! I will start posting diet. I know it will be a bit controversial. Question for the couple of people who are viewing this: Am I talking to an empty house? Do people really want to learn or is this journal stuff just a social tit/tat between friends? I see where a lot of the entries are "yea baby" answered with " no you" answered with "Hooohaaaa". Let's really start asking questions about the validity and reasons behind what the members are writing and doing. We are the masters for God's sake. I could save a lot of time not doing this. I welcome questions about the efficacy of what I am doing and taking or not taking. This makes me more introspective. And please guys...no bullshit lifts and reps. That is for the kids, we should be beyond all that. I know that I am probably one of the weakest competitive guys here, I am a bodybuilder, doesn't mean shit if the guy I beat out benches me by 150lbs. "World's strongest bodybuilder?" Who cares...really? In fall of 2007 I was a competitive triathlete. In Feb. 2008 I decided to take a challenge and go for a show. I will start posting photos so that members can see what you can do in a short time with proper mental determination and a willingness to endure pain. Supplements? Well the rule of thumb is that if he says he took 500mg, then he took a 1000mg. And the women are even worse about lying about what they really take. I will just say this and those who know me will back this up: since Jan. 2008 I have taken 4 cycles. The shortes was 10 weeks, the longest 16 weeks. The most total milligrams per week was 1,725mg 6-8 weeks from a show. I am currently off everything, not even doing my prescribed HRT. Letting my system clean completely for 12 weeks. This is turning into a rant, I know. The purpose: Look up the meaning of Axiom...I will give it to you straight. I do not have a posse to impress. I will help in any way possible.

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    You were on HRT and stopped? I know you said to clean your system, but don't you need it?

    I did one AAS cycle, 22 years ago and don't plan on doing another. I dabbled in a couple of PHs two years ago and didn't think it was all that effective, for me.

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    How old are you?? I am 50 and think that I would go backward if I totally stopped my TRT.

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    Axiom, I appreciate the rant. I am subscribed and I want to learn.

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