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    Quote Originally Posted by mrky03 View Post
    I haven't always done calves first but I'm doing them on the same day with thighs and hams now and I want to do them justice. I know I wouldn't if I saved them till the end. Plus it feels nice dropping into a full squat on pumped calves! Gives me some cushion! lol Seriously it doesn't seem to affect my upper leg workout in a negative way.
    Amazing, I could never do that! I am shaking too bad after calves and can barely walk, now that I think about it Im that way after squats too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerfit View Post
    Amazing, I could never do that! I am shaking too bad after calves and can barely walk, now that I think about it Im that way after squats too!
    Me too..I can't do calves and quads on the same days!

    Awesome Training Joel! You're probably lookin "real" good bout now 4 weeks into your diet.

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    Dang! a real change, and doing THAT well too! amazing really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerfit View Post
    Amazing, I could never do that! I am shaking too bad after calves and can barely walk, now that I think about it Im that way after squats too!
    If I were as strong as you I probably couldn't do it either! I did DC training for a period a few yrs ago and calves were trained first so I got used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinCouch View Post
    Me too..I can't do calves and quads on the same days!

    Awesome Training Joel! You're probably lookin "real" good bout now 4 weeks into your diet.
    I'm lookin ok, give another 4 weeks and I should be pretty cut. I can see everything now just need to keep my foot on the pedal. Skin is getting thinner everyweek. I need to get that shrink wrapped look like you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyDutyGuy View Post
    Dang! a real change, and doing THAT well too! amazing really.
    Yeah I know, its a gamble making a drastic change. Doesn't always workout the way you hope. This training is working great, I think partly because its not draining my nervous system so much. I seem to be recovering well.

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    Joel:

    Like you, I've always based my training around high-intensity, low-set sessions with plenty of rest between sets. I stuck to the same training style pre-contest, believing that if I lowered the weights, I'd lose size.

    Do you find that you're holding your size well with this lighter but faster-paced training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyMuscle View Post
    Joel:

    Like you, I've always based my training around high-intensity, low-set sessions with plenty of rest between sets. I stuck to the same training style pre-contest, believing that if I lowered the weights, I'd lose size.

    Do you find that you're holding your size well with this lighter but faster-paced training?
    Believe it or not yes! Its working really well and my joints are loving it. I plan to mix it up some going a little heavier maybe everyother bdpt workout but the volume is working great and if anything I've gotten bigger. Maybe thats just wishful thinking! lol But we'll see when I get a little further into the diet.

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    bench press
    135x10,155x10,205x10,10,10,6rp1rp1rp1rp1 (racked the bar between reps and rest paused the last 4)

    incline dumbbell
    70x10,10,10,8

    45 sec between sets of benchpresses and inclines, 30 sec between sets of flys

    flat flys
    50x12,12,12

    low incline flys
    45x12,12,12

    45 sec between sets of all back exercises

    chins
    bdwt.x 10,10,10,8

    old school T bar rows
    3 plates x 10,10,10,10

    seated cable rows
    200x10,10,10,9

    barbell pullover and press
    95x12,12,9

    30 sec rest between sets of abs

    cable crunch
    115x15,15,12,10

    lying leg raise
    30x12,12,10

    Gased! Finished in just under an hour. Terrific pump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrky03 View Post
    bench press
    135x10,155x10,205x10,10,10,6rp1rp1rp1rp1 (racked the bar between reps and rest paused the last 4)

    incline dumbbell
    70x10,10,10,8

    45 sec between sets of benchpresses and inclines, 30 sec between sets of flys

    flat flys
    50x12,12,12

    low incline flys
    45x12,12,12

    45 sec between sets of all back exercises

    chins
    bdwt.x 10,10,10,8

    old school T bar rows
    3 plates x 10,10,10,10

    seated cable rows
    200x10,10,10,9

    barbell pullover and press
    95x12,12,9

    30 sec rest between sets of abs

    cable crunch
    115x15,15,12,10

    lying leg raise
    30x12,12,10

    Gased! Finished in just under an hour. Terrific pump!
    Way to take that bench to failure and beyond.....love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerfit View Post
    Way to take that bench to failure and beyond.....love it!
    Thanks, I don't have any endurance in my pecs. Those short rest periods and lactic acid buildup result in some pretty puny weights! lol But I am getting terrific workouts. I'm going to mix it up some next week pyramid the weights up some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrky03 View Post
    Thanks, I don't have any endurance in my pecs. Those short rest periods and lactic acid buildup result in some pretty puny weights! lol But I am getting terrific workouts. I'm going to mix it up some next week pyramid the weights up some.
    I'm not telling you anything you dont already know..just a reminder, weights dont mean chit. It's obvious to the seasoned guys that you are busting your ass and that's what makes the difference. Lift as heavy as you can with the most intensity you can. IMHO doing a 500lb squat for 2 reps then resting for 3 minutes to do another set is far less beneficial to muscle atrophy than doing a 225lb squat to complete failure with very little rest between sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerfit View Post
    I'm not telling you anything you dont already know..just a reminder, weights dont mean chit.
    We forget this when we get in the gym, you're no exception Hammer.

    This is why I do a combination of both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacTech View Post
    We forget this when we get in the gym, you're no exception Hammer.

    This is why I do a combination of both!
    Yes WE do. I found myself adding weight to my squats every workout which is great but I have to realize that I have lower back and knee issues that are going to FAIL if I don't train smart. We don't have steel cables for tendons...well except for Joe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacTech View Post
    We forget this when we get in the gym, you're no exception Hammer.

    This is why I do a combination of both!
    You are exactly right, we need to stay after each other! Thanks! Lisa always gives me this funny look when I add more weight to the bar and says, "but why"? I never have had and intelligent answer!

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