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Wunderpus

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Oh, and a gear update-

Pharmacom Deca is treating me well

Started Pharmacom test E 4 days ago, too soon to tell

Pharmcom EQ 8 days in (I think), too soon to tell

However, all of them are very smooth with minimal PIP. A little on the thicker side, but oh well.
 

ROB581211

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Oh, and a gear update-

Pharmacom Deca is treating me well

Started Pharmacom test E 4 days ago, too soon to tell

Pharmcom EQ 8 days in (I think), too soon to tell

However, all of them are very smooth with minimal PIP. A little on the thicker side, but oh well.

That eq is thick as fuck dude. Definitely had to heat it. So much easier to work with.
 

OdieM

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UPDATE!!!




Ideally the ABOVE PICTURE has grabbed your attention, and put you in the right state of mind here! You're gonna want to be ready to read here, take an Adderall if you have one handy.

Training-
Yesterday was arms. Which roughly translates to old WP making a lot of noise, slamming a bunch of plates and generally making enemies with the right people at the gym, and attaining some new admirers.

I was getting all pumped up watching some CT Fletcher bullshit yesterday, so I wanted to give his ridiculous 100 rep warmup a try. That's WAY out of my wheelhouse, I try to avoid burning out those glycogen stores before some heavy ass weight gets moved around.

Basically, you do 10 sets of 10 reps, random weight. I would just sort of 'Helen Keller" the pin into the weight stack, close my eyes and enjoy the prison style rape that was happening to my biceps. Fuck, I will tell you, the confusion your biceps feel when they are hit with random weight over and over, feels like something... Not sure what. It was like a combination of a pump and the next day muscle fatigue... I did the same bullshit with triceps pushdowns too. Felt good, and surprisingly didn't hinder my workout. Try it.

Moved into the more or less standard routine, really trying to focus on training to failure, especially for the last set of each workout.

Reverse Grip Tricep Pushdowns (3 regular sets, increasing weight to failure followed by 1 super set, this will more or less be the routine for the various lifts for the day)

Standing straight bar curls- I never really do this one, it's normally a warm up of 2 or 3 sets. I prefer the EZ bar, but I decided to say "fuck your preference, step out of the comfort zone!" I didn't realize how sexy you look from the side when you straight curl some heavy ass weight, I might just start doing it for that reason alone (for increased sexiness, wear a sleeveless shirt or a short that's pretty tight around your arms :D)

Concentration curls- Oh the humbling feeling of concentration curls. This is always a weak lift for me, but normally it should be. Typically it's about the same weight as a seated T curl would be. Don't be stupid and go heavy, this is the time to focus on that contraction and pump. You'll have time to lift your heavy ass weights later.

Skull crushers- Skull crushers are still the worst exercise ever invented, in my mind. Sure, they work, I really feel them blast my outer tri's. I'm not sure if it's just me, but anything above 90lbs and my elbows start feeling like the Tin Man's (WD40 to the loud guy on the flatbench please). Next time I'll probably hit individual DB skull crushers, seems to be easier on the old joints.

**INTERMISSION**


Back to your regularly scheduled update

Preacher curls- I intended to do one arm preacher curls, but, things apparently changed. The easy ass plate loaded one was available, and I actually get a pretty good squeeze out of it. Drop sets are easier, too. Always tuck in that stomach boys and girls, form is KEY on this one (I see too many inept folks whipping that weight up and down, and they're really using their back and shoulders, sorry pencil arms, you're not impressing anyone here).

Overhead triceps pullovers/ SS with straight bar pushdown- This is a good one, and a highly underused workout. I think people struggle to get the form right, and end up pushing it to the side. The whole tricep gets a pump when you SS these two lifts.

Reverse curls SS w/ straight cable curls- It is what it is, hit that reverse curl hard, burn those forearms and the lower bi. Rotate those hands 180 degrees, grab on tight to that bar and go (it'll be over soon, find your happy place).

Cross body hammer curls- If you're like me, and have lame biceps compared to other muscles, please start doing these. They have added so much size and volume to the lower part of my bi's, it's insane. You look cool as hell too when you do these. This is a good time to grab some heavy ass weights and show the innocent what forearm development looks like. I would recommend getting stupid with this one and doing the rack (start with your max weight at a 6 rep range, and go down the rack, DB after DB to failure. 5lb's will feel heavier than those blue balls you had in 8th grade)

Triceps press down w/ the inverted V shape bar- Not sure what this accessory is actually called, so work with me on that. Either way, this exercise is sort of a joke if you have any strength, that's why I finish with it. I want to be pre exhausted here, and really be able to focus on that form.

Chin ups- CT Fletcher was having one of his dudes finish Bi's up with 3 sets of chin ups until failure. 1 set wide, 1 set mid and one set narrow. Yeah, well that last set was more or less a 1RM, HAHA. I knew your boy was done after that.

My hindsight is 20/20 most of the time, whereas my foresight can't always boast the same.... I wish I had added cable kickbacks in the tri's. I've really been neglecting tri's lately, not sure why.

Either way, diet was on point yesterday. Really trying to focus the carbs before and after my workouts, I'm digging it.

Boys and girls, feedback is always encouraged and loved, positive and negative.


-WP

Holy shit I almost had a heart attack. Give a guy on tren a warning brother. In all honesty I read half of it then I was hit with another horny moment and I was done.
 

Wunderpus

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Holy shit I almost had a heart attack. Give a guy on tren a warning brother. In all honesty I read half of it then I was hit with another horny moment and I was done.
It makes it a lot more interesting Odie! You know that brother!
 

Wunderpus

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Friends,

Tomorrow is back day. I would love some feedback and suggestions to throw in to the workout/ routine.
 

Seven

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Friends,

Tomorrow is back day. I would love some feedback and suggestions to throw in to the workout/ routine.

Pull ups (weighted if possible), One Arm Rows w/ BB, V-Bar Pull Downs to Chest, Seated Cable Rows w/ Lat Bar Wide Grip.
 

Wunderpus

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Ladies, gentlemen and all of those somewhere in between-


^Monday's motivation

Shout out to @HuckingFuge and @Seven Dog for their suggestions, threw some of their ideas into my back workout on Saturday, thanks guys!

Backurday-

Weighed in at 231, after 1 meal and a shake, not bad. Should hit the sack around 238 or so if I eat and drink appropriately.

Back is a somewhat confusing day for me. It feels natural to combine it with legs (deadlifts etc) but that's just way too much for one day. Also, the back has so many different muscles, some big and some tiny, rep ranges and weights are sometimes complicated for me to figure out (overthink, overthink, overthink, aneurysm). I'm fortunate in my genetics, my back develops very well. If only my biceps were on that page :eek:

Still following the system of going until failure, or as close to as I can manage mentally.

Seated row & lat pull downs- this is a great warmup for me, I do these back to back (feeling punny today) with higher reps for the first few sets. Between the two exercises, my whole back is woken up. The seated row is a great exercise if you have NPD (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder) like I probably do and like to see your sexy self moving heavy shit in the mirror.

V bar pull downs- This one is a staple for me, and I'm glad @Seven Dog likes it too! Nothing squeezes the inner back muscles like this for me.

Hammer strength high row- The seated high row may very well be the best exercise for contracting my lats. This is also a great machine to do drop sets on. I'm a huge fan of equipment that the two sides move independently, that helps me eliminate imbalances.

Seated low row- It's funny, this machine doesn't give me a crazy range of motion, but it give me a killer pump. I can't really figure out why, but I like it. Once again, independent movements for each handle allows me to really focus on that mind-muscle connection.

DB Rows- @HuckingFuge I brought the wrist straps of course, this is a timeless movement use by all of the greats. Just do this exercise.

T-Bar row- This felt redundant, I only did 2 sets. I pretty much exhausted this movement already, and gravity was working against me more in the DB rows. Pass.

Lower back hyperextensions w/ plates- If this doesn't get your lower back pumped, you're doing it wrong. Don't be the guy with huge lats and a soft lower back. Don't.

Seated cable rows w/ wide bar- @Seven Dog I thought this was a dead exercise. I am the only guy I have ever seen in my gym do this. Not sure why, I love it. Glad there's at least 2 of us.

Traps- I hit seated and standing shrugs. I normally either do giant sets or drops with lats. They're strong muscles, and they really need to be abused.




Gear- with all of this Pharmacom bullshit, I am still happy with my results and the products. My muscles are full all of the time, and my pumps are insane. Libido is elevated as well as appetite. I'm happy.

Diet has been good, for some reason I am currently no longer protesting chicken. For years and years I ate pounds and pounds of chicken, and I just couldn't take it anymore. Lately I've been okay with chicken again, which makes life much easier. I have been shitty at posting pics of food and recipes, oops.
 

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**UPDATE**

It's funny, I'm noticing I only write a post the day after one of my favorite training days, you guys must think I only train upper body. As much as I wish that was the case, legs get thrown in 2x a week, too. I just don't even want to think about legs the day after training them....

Here's some ass to start your day off right-


Yesterday was chest day-

I tried the bodyweight challenge on the bench. 230 on the bar, till failure, for 10 sets. Something I've only done a few times before. It's funny, the first few sets feel like nothing! Set 5 feels like Satan is splitting your chest open, preparing to take a shit inside of your soul (more or less). Timing this exercise with other chest training is tough, it really burns you out! I did 5 sets wide and 5 sets narrower grip (not tricep press distance, just a little narrower that I'd naturally go).

To avoid redundancy, I tend to do 1 pressing movement followed by flys or something along those lines (when possible)

Dumbbell flys are always a great exercise. Focus on driving the ditch of your elbows into each other, your chest should really flex here. The contraction and the negative are the building blocks here. I think this is the most important movement for building a round chest.

Incline DB presses- Simple 4 sets followed by a drop. Classic, no need for improvement here.

Standing cable flys- Another staple. It's amazing how many people I see never touch this movement, and have no idea how much they're missing.

I thought about going back under the bar and doing a few heavy bench sets, that was just a thought (not having a spotter yesterday cramped my style a bit).

Seated chest press- Although this is more or less the same movement as a bench press, the machine keeps me in line and allows me to go heavier while maintaining good form. There is a time an place for a machine/ smith. They're not for pussies, although I used to think they were. They are also great tools for supersetting on.

Seated machine flys- Once again, similar movement as the DB flys, so I did 3 giant sets and really focused on that squeeze.

Dips- Ha, haha, what a joke these were. A couple sets of 15-20 at bodyweight and my legs were shaking so bad I could hardly stand on the platform.

Seated low press- I'm happy my gym has all three of these pressed. The low press normally wouldn't be appealing to me, as I'm not a huge fan of decline benching. However, this really allows me to contract my inner chest if I position my hands properly. Also, you feel good here as weights feel pretty light on this movement.

Finished up with some hanging leg raises (4 sets of 20, in case you're wondering), 3 sets of flutter kicks (50 reps, 25 each leg), leg lifts (3 sets of 30) and some calf raises.

Overall this felt pretty good. I'm definitely getting stronger and looking fuller. Almost time to buy some new T shirts, as I look like "that guy" right now. XXL's always make my arms look tiny, though :eek:

Today is shoulders, all feedback and input is appreciated!

Much love! -WP

 

ROB581211

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**UPDATE**

It's funny, I'm noticing I only write a post the day after one of my favorite training days, you guys must think I only train upper body. As much as I wish that was the case, legs get thrown in 2x a week, too. I just don't even want to think about legs the day after training them....

Here's some ass to start your day off right-


Yesterday was chest day-

I tried the bodyweight challenge on the bench. 230 on the bar, till failure, for 10 sets. Something I've only done a few times before. It's funny, the first few sets feel like nothing! Set 5 feels like Satan is splitting your chest open, preparing to take a shit inside of your soul (more or less). Timing this exercise with other chest training is tough, it really burns you out! I did 5 sets wide and 5 sets narrower grip (not tricep press distance, just a little narrower that I'd naturally go).

To avoid redundancy, I tend to do 1 pressing movement followed by flys or something along those lines (when possible)

Dumbbell flys are always a great exercise. Focus on driving the ditch of your elbows into each other, your chest should really flex here. The contraction and the negative are the building blocks here. I think this is the most important movement for building a round chest.

Incline DB presses- Simple 4 sets followed by a drop. Classic, no need for improvement here.

Standing cable flys- Another staple. It's amazing how many people I see never touch this movement, and have no idea how much they're missing.

I thought about going back under the bar and doing a few heavy bench sets, that was just a thought (not having a spotter yesterday cramped my style a bit).

Seated chest press- Although this is more or less the same movement as a bench press, the machine keeps me in line and allows me to go heavier while maintaining good form. There is a time an place for a machine/ smith. They're not for pussies, although I used to think they were. They are also great tools for supersetting on.

Seated machine flys- Once again, similar movement as the DB flys, so I did 3 giant sets and really focused on that squeeze.

Dips- Ha, haha, what a joke these were. A couple sets of 15-20 at bodyweight and my legs were shaking so bad I could hardly stand on the platform.

Seated low press- I'm happy my gym has all three of these pressed. The low press normally wouldn't be appealing to me, as I'm not a huge fan of decline benching. However, this really allows me to contract my inner chest if I position my hands properly. Also, you feel good here as weights feel pretty light on this movement.

Finished up with some hanging leg raises (4 sets of 20, in case you're wondering), 3 sets of flutter kicks (50 reps, 25 each leg), leg lifts (3 sets of 30) and some calf raises.

Overall this felt pretty good. I'm definitely getting stronger and looking fuller. Almost time to buy some new T shirts, as I look like "that guy" right now. XXL's always make my arms look tiny, though :eek:

Today is shoulders, all feedback and input is appreciated!

Much love! -WP


Just noticed you said your doing shoulders the day after chest. Does that ever bother your rotarcuff doing all those presses back to back days? I've always had to separate my pushes with a pull day or leg day
 

Wunderpus

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Just noticed you said your doing shoulders the day after chest. Does that ever bother your rotarcuff doing all those presses back to back days? I've always had to separate my pushes with a pull day or leg day
You know, I used to separate them too. Shoulders are an awkward day for me. Tough to do after arms, tough to do after chest, and if you train your rear delts with shoulders it's tough to train after back.

I have found that if I'm really good and clean with my form on chest, I can get away with doing shoulders the day after.
 

ROB581211

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You know, I used to separate them too. Shoulders are an awkward day for me. Tough to do after arms, tough to do after chest, and if you train your rear delts with shoulders it's tough to train after back.

I have found that if I'm really good and clean with my form on chest, I can get away with doing shoulders the day after.

I was just curious. I can get away with working them out one after another for a couple weeks but it always catches up to me.
 

Wunderpus

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UPDATE-

Firstly, shoutout to @Ultimatepip , happy birthday brother!



If you guys haven't noticed, I think it's fun to get the testosterone flowing in the morning with some motivational pics!

Yesterday was shoulders-

Overall, this is my most aesthetically pleasing muscle group. I find it frustrating, as my shoulders really eclipse my biceps, and make them look much smaller than they are. Fuck, oh well.

I did a few warmup sets of military presses and side raises (DB's)

Military press- Normally I do the bar, but beautiful girls were too busy entertaining me to interrupt them (they were "showing" each other how to squat), so I decided it was a good idea not to bother them, and watch on the MP machine. This actually turned out to be a good idea, as my front delts were a little sore from the incline DB presses yesterday (dammit @ROB581211 you jinxed me). The machine allowed me to really control the movement, and not use any of my chest.

Front raises w/ bar- This is a killer! I would say this is the single most important movement I have used to grow my delts. I like it with the EZ bar on the cable too, it engages my traps and rear delts more. I prefer to hit both. Basic rep/set ranges, more or less a pyramid. I did hit two heavy sets (3 slow and controlled reps) as I really like to keep those shoulders strong.

*** My gym was busy as hell yesterday. They are doing this GENIUS program (I think they stole it from Pain and Gain) where they allow all the girls from the local night clubs to do one big group workout in the night club's swag. God, the girls are ridiculous, but 15 girls trying to all coordinate and use the machines is a fucking disaster. The views are insane, but I would rather be able to use the equipment. This is a bodybuilding gym, after all, not a fucking LA Fitness.

Seated Arnold Presses- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. This is a classic movement, that I believe is ENTIRELY underused. What a shame.

Stranding cable lateral raises- Man, this is always one of the harder delt movements for me. Focus on the movement here, and the tension. Slow and controlled movements win this race.

Straight arm front raises - Be careful on this one, I've seen a bunch of guys over the years tweak their shoulders on this movement. A lot of tension put on your joint here.

Standing straight arm press downs- I struggle to not engage my lats here. Keep your chest out, this isn't back day.

EZ bar front raises w/ cable- With the cable you can take more of a 'seated' position (imagine a chair is under your ass) and really engage your rear delts and traps more than you can with a free bar. You will probably be pretty strong on this movement, so go heavy and bust out those reps!

Finished off with shrugs and abs


Gear update- So far so good with the Pharmacom products. My only real 'complaint' is that the oil is thick as hell! Even after heating the oil up, it still moves like molasses through the pin. I think it's the EQ that's so thick. I'm actually a little surprised by the lack of PIP.

Muscles are fuller today than they have been in quite some time. Veins have REALLY been popping for the past 4 or so days, and I'm hungry as hell. Libido is good!

Eating hasn't been a challenge so far, but I'm still trying to manage my carb intake (ideally most of my carbs will be consumed during and post workout)!
 

Wunderpus

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Ladies and gentlemen-

Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot to report. Deca and EQ is so boring compared to a tren cycle. I get bigger, sure, but nothing is like the constant changes you see every morning from tren.

Tren and I have a weird relationship. A few weeks on it, I am looking forward to being off. A few weeks off, I think about how I could fit tren into my current cycle. Unfortunately, it has no place in a mass building cycle for me, as it kills my appetite. Also, I think my mg's/week are about as high as I'd like to go (1G test, 1G EQ & 1G Deca) :rolleyes:

But, I may remove the deca sooner than planned, as I have 20ml's of sexy tren E that is just begging for me to use.

How long do you guys normally run your deca? 16 weeks? 20 weeks? @Big_paul @brutus79 @Docd187123
 

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