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7 years ago I stopped smoking – this is my story.

Today is a wonderful anniversary for me! This day will always remind me of one of my proudest and most difficult achievements: on October 31, 2000 I smoked the last cigarette of my life. I was a very heavy smoker for over 10 years, and the last three or four years of that time I was more of a chain smoker than a heavy smoker: I was going through more than two cartons of cigarettes… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, October 31, 2007 by

Going to do some HIIT today; Questions answered.

I took yesterday off from training, and today I’m going to do some cardio for the first time in about a month. I was going to do some LISS cardio this morning, but instead I think I’m going to get my heart rate up and do some HIIT cardio this afternoon. My intensity workouts over the past month kept my heart rate elevated through pretty much the entire workout, so it will be interesting to… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, October 30, 2007 by

Why I’m ending my bulk early.

Those of you who are regular visitors to this site know that I never do anything unless I’m prepared to give a 100% effort. When I started bulking on October 1st, I knew full well that I’d have a tremendous amount of other things going on in my life at the same time, but I still thought I could handle it all. As it turns out, I was not being honest with myself. I started… [Read more]

Added Monday, October 29, 2007 by

Decisions, decisions…

I want to thank everyone for their emails, PMs and posts regarding yesterday’s update. I’m going to take today to relax and make a final decision regarding this year’s bulk. Actually, I slept on it last night and I’ve already reached the decision to cut my bulk short, but I’m going to give it another 24 hours before I make it “official”. I’ll go into more details tomorrow. Thanks again for all the support! 🙂

Added Sunday, October 28, 2007 by

Thoughts of cutting my bulk short.

Yesterday’s workout was better than Thursday’s, but I was still far from the top of my game. I’m really glad it’s the weekend and I have a couple of days to recharge. I think I went overboard with the volume for my leg workout last Monday, and that was a mistake. My legs and glutes are still quite sore today. I went ahead and had my weekly cheat meal last night, and this morning I’m… [Read more]

Added Saturday, October 27, 2007 by

Horrible workout yesterday; Stress.

Yesterday’s workout… well, it just plain sucked. I think that’s about the best word for it. It was easily my worst workout of this year’s bulk, and probably in the top 10 of my all-time worst workouts. I just couldn’t seem to shake off the cobwebs. My whole body felt tired and sore, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t seem to get fired up. My meals have been spot-on, I had Wednesday… [Read more]

Added Friday, October 26, 2007 by

A bit on my upcoming mini-cut; Legs still very sore.

I haven’t done any formal cardio in almost a month, but I think my “intensity” workouts are keeping me in very good cardiovascular condition. Those workouts really get my heart pumping hard! Plenty of cardio is coming very soon, however… A week from this coming Monday I’ll begin the first “mini-cut” of this year’s bulk. This is something new that I’m trying this year in an effort to keep fat gains to a minimum while… [Read more]

Added Thursday, October 25, 2007 by

Yesterday’s workout; Drop sets; How’s your gym intensity?

Yesterday’s workout (pecs & triceps) was excellent: I increased the weights on all exercises over my last pecs & triceps “intensity” workout and, in some cases, even managed more reps using those heavier weights. Some of the intensity techniques I’ve been using for this year’s bulk (such as supersets and short rest intervals) are very familiar to me, but the “drop set” is a technique that I’ve only used very occasionally over the past five… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by

Leg workout straight from hell; Chest & Triceps today.

Yesterday’s leg workout was crazy. The extra volume was extremely tough, and the short rest intervals had me perpetually winded for pretty much the entire workout. Superseting the final set of single-leg leg extensions with a huge set of 50 (per leg) DB lunges was one heck of a challenge. By the time I finished I could not catch my breath, I was sweating so much it looked like I’d just climbed out of a… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by

Today’s leg workout; November “100 Challenge” open for entry.

I’m now three weeks into this year’s bulk, and on Saturday I decided that it would be a good time to evaluate my progress thus far. If you missed Saturday’s update, I posted and discussed my current tape measurements, weight and body fat readings. Today is leg day, and I’m going to completely roast my wheels. Mastover has suggested some additional volume for my intensity leg workouts, so I’ll be adding in a few sets… [Read more]

Added Monday, October 22, 2007 by