Let me start by saying that I’ve done a lot of Beach Body work out programs. They are normally fun. A little challenging. Some times, they are time consuming! I saw the most strength gains ever by doing P90X. I got absolutely shredded doing Insanity (it is hard!). Hell, the wife and I did Shawn T’s Rockin’ Body…it was fun. I don’t dance, but it was a good time.
T25 is a great tool. I think that it is really challenging if you challenge yourself! You can get quicker, stronger, and you can burn some calories when you are getting after it! This is where I did not utilize the tool in the correct way. There were some mornings that I was super pumped, jumped out of bed, and I got after it. Hahaha, after a month of these 2-a-days, I was slow to get out of bed. I was stiff, sore, sluggish. I was moving. I did burn some fat because I was exercising fasted.
This is a fantastic ‘lunch’ work out. This is a great workout finisher if you are trying to burn a few more calories. This is a great tool for the guy who has a couple weeks of travel or meetings. This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t have 5 hours (call it 8 hours with travel) to get to the gym. This is a phenomenal workout for someone already ‘buffed out’ and wants to shred a little.
Throw this into your workout into your life. It’s great. Do not, I repeat, do not do this with a weight training workout. You will over train yourself, or you will inevitably not give the attention and intensity it actually needs. Use it the way it’s supposed to be used. If you are 30 pounds over weight and haven’t worked out, NOT FOR YOU. Lift some weights. Get a routine. Get some consistency, and this is for you!
T25 is great!!!
People, I’m running on fumes. I’m tired of eating so much to not be tired! I’ve trained myself into a very deep hole here, but I’m going to show you that YOU can stick to something (NOT 2 A DAYS FOR 3 MONTHS, THAT’S DUMB!!). This lifting regimen is going to show some results.
Pull UPs: 8/5/3/3. I’m pretty sure I that’s the most I’ve gotten in one set before! Still progressing here!
I came up with a new little Curl routine. Introducing: Crazy Curl Combo!!! So it’s a bit of a Super Set Roller Coaster, it goes like this: Wide Curl-Supinate Curl-Hammer Curl-Hammer Curl-Supinate Curl-Wide Curl…repeat this 3 times for 3 rounds. I liked it. Fun. New. Great pump.
I tried to do the Cable Curl pulling both arms from a ‘T’ position, but the machine in the apartment gym didn’t get me the angles. So, I just dropped them to the ground and pulled them up like a bar: 4 Sets to failure @ 22.2lbs.
Triceps Burners: 15lbs. dumbbells over head extension until I got a burn going….then 15 more….3 times.
That pretty much toasted my arms. Quick. Easy. Pain will come tomorrow!
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So, this has been a huge change in my daily operations. I don’t normally do so much. I’m not a huge social media person. It’s really difficult to make sure I do all these things, and then tell you about it. It has been a lot of fun. I didn’t post about my chest workout yesterday, but that was basically because I did the same workout last week because I didn’t have my book, and I had to skip the week. I’m getting back to normal.
My left ankle is trash right now. I have skipped my lower mobility stuff the last couple weeks. This really goes to show that when you neglect the little things, they really impact your big things. Which I guess that means the little things become the big things. I can’t get my squats past parallel with heavy weight. It’s really going to fuck up a lot of different things if I load up with bad posture. I’m going to work on this so that I can show you how effective this little program is.
Today, I just made sure to get my legs working hard. I through 180 pounds on the leg press machine, and I just pumped my legs until they couldn’t go any more… several times over. Then I hopped on a treadmill at 30° incline and just walked with varying foot and body angles for 30 minutes. Pretty good.
My butt and legs already feel huge. I haven’t measured, but in the past, these parts of my body grow bigger than most. Power base….
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Alright. I wanted to get some hard ass lifting in today. I know that I’m depleted. I know that I can’t really kill an entire day right now. I also know that I can’t tell if I am really under eating or that my body has just murdered with activity that it cannot truly deal with it. I’ll tell you what I can do. I can mentally grunt out some heavy lifting.
Deadlift 4 Sets, 4 Reps: 180/205/235/235. I got a little scared during the 3rd set 2nd rep. I almost tweaked my back, but I corrected my for as I hit the weights to the floor and literally grunted like an Alpha Ape into the gym and got the other 2. Deep breathes and some guttural grunts got me through the last sets.
Romanian Deadlift 4 Sets, 10 Reps: 155/155/155/155. I think that little back twinge really got me in the right position. I killed these.
I did some goblet squats. I was really into this podcast will Paul Chek. I didn’t mark anything in my book. I did take a 50lb. kettlebell off the rack.
I’m tired. Going to eat some pizza this weekend.
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What a difference a night’s sleep makes. I had to rest yesterday. I woke up and kept up with Shawn T’s T25. I ate a ridiculous amount of food today, and I was prepared for the gym. Let’s go.
Incline Drop Set: 4 Sets, 6*6 reps: 60/50, 65/50, 65/50, 65/50. So I went dumb dumb again, and pulled the wrong weights off the rack. I thought that first set was easy. Feeling good though.
3*Drops: 4 Sets, 6*6*6: 50/50/50/50…AWW Yiss! It’s taken me three attempts, but I got all the way through this one. I posted a video to explain this lift..sort of. 3 Degree Drop
Mystery Cable Flys: 10 Reps, 7 Plates?: X/X/X/X. This is the first time I got this machine to succumb to my will. I still don’t know how much weight it is though. Doesn’t matter.
This is where I let my animal and time frame fuck me up today.
SUPER SETSSSSSSSS! but not really.
I was getting close to the time frame that I’m trying to keep now. I don’t want to be in the gym for more than 60-80 minutes. I’m getting tired. I tried to squeeze in the last two lifts together. Dumb idea.
Close Grip Bench+ Triceps Pull Down. :110/maxed out of my triceps with 30lbs. went back to the 110lb. bar…almost decapitated myself. Who knew that you needed you triceps to help push a bench press….I did. dumby. I attempted to get a final set of 110lb. Close grips in after I burnt out the triceps again, but I’m spent.
This is getting fun again. I ate a ton of food today. I think I’ll have to really figure out what I’m trying to accomplish (or at least stick to it).
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Well, my sleep was shit. I was stuck in conference and classrooms all day. I did not get to eat lunch at a reasonable time. My super awesome Oura ring practically yelled at me this morning not to work out. I blew last weeks arm workout so I had to do something.
I don’t know what I did, but I murdered JUST my biceps and forearms in some sort of curl type ladder thingy.
Incline Curls: WEIGHT/REPS: 35/8, 35/8, 25/12, 25/12, 15/18, 15/18
Hammer Curls: WEIGHT/REPS: 15/18, 15/18, 25/12, 25/12, 35/3, 35/6.
I don’t know if this will help anything. I just really wanted to get some reps into my biceps because I can really tell that I’ve gotten them to grown a good amount over these past 10 weeks.
I’ve been requested to do a post on my supplements. I think I said I was going to do that at the start, but I underestimated how much time I was taking to workout, golf, live, etc. So that’s coming soon.
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All right. Leg Day. Felt really good getting in the gym today. That is until I loaded that bar. Man my range of motion was not there today. I don’t know if it was mental or physical, but I put that weight on the bar for the last two sets, and I could not go all the way down for those. So much so that I got wobbly on the 3rd rep on the last set and my back twinged. I DO NOT FUCK AROUND WITH THAT. I’m not trying to hurt myself with this nonsense.
Back Squat: 4 Sets, 4 Reps: 195/225//255/255…3Reps. I don’t know what happened, but I was scared to get real deep with these. Bull Shit.
Front Squat: 4 Sets, 10 Reps: 135/15/135/135. I backed off the weight to make sure I could go ‘ass to grass’ here. I don’t want to lose the range of motion.
I was panting after this set. I did these really slow and methodical like… This will tire you out. Probably a good way to do these lifts every now and then.
I finished legs off with a steep incline walk. I did 11 minutes at a 30 degree incline. This got the heart rate up to 150+ for over 10 minutes. Try it out. And don’t put your hands on the bars unless you’re taking your HR. It’s cheating!
I’m done for the day. Shawn T is going to kick my ass soon. I do have a request to develop a work out plan. I hope I can get him to show you his progress. He’s prone to injury. I think I can keep him out of all that.
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I was really happy and also pumped to get this work out in the book.
I’m going to just to have to really prepare for this month. These morning workouts will break my body if I am not careful. This hurts my golf goals, but I’m going to make this a premium right now.
Let’s get to today.
Dead Lift: 4 sets, 5 reps: 165/180/205/205. I know that when I’m done with this I’ll be able to deadlift WAY over 300lbs. I set this months 1RM at 275, but I’m going to monster it out.
Romanian DL: 4 Sets, 10 reps: 150/150/150/150. Staying strong on these!
Goble Squats: 4 sets, 12 reps: 45lb. kettlebell. I like these right now. I don’t need to bruise the arms with the bar, but I do suggest everyone work on Zercher Squats. I really works a lot of different fast twitch muscles.
I had some core twisting to do here, but I am doing so much core work with the T25 that I decided to wrap the week up with out it. I wanted to come home. I miss the landmines. I’m going to get them in next week!
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I had aspirations to finish the lifts that I missed over the last couple workouts, but I realized that I would just be hurting the days work at hand. So I fucked up 3 workouts now. Who cares. Leave where they lie. I’m moving forward!
Chest Day MoFo’s
Incline Drop Sets: 4 Sets, 6×6 reps: 65/50, 65/50, 65/50, 65/50!!! KaBoom. This is going to take more mental strength than physical. Upped the first weight as planned. Made it through with a good struggle.
3*Drops: 4 Sets, 6*6*6 reps: 50/50/50/50(6,6,4). Damn. Almost had it. I’ll get them next week.
Mystery Machine Cable Fly: 4 Sets, 10 Reps (by plates): 7/7/6/6. I’ll get that 7 plates all the way through next time.
Close Grip Bench. I decided to max out until I hit 75 reps with just the bar. 41,21,13. This was fun just moving the bar up a bunch of times.
Guys, I’m here to say that working 2 a days for 3 months is a stupid idea. I’m going to do because I said I would. This weight lifting regimen is legit though. I’ll be putting out an interactive version of it for you guys at the end of this mess. It will add strength and a slab or two of muscle.
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So this month of T25 Gamma is kicking my butt already. It’s a tough work out. I got behind yesterday, and now I’m in a hole. I worked a long shift at the golf course, and then I had the opportunity to play a private course that I couldn’t pass up. I was dead tired and under fed by the time I got to the gym. I checked the ring and I’d done nearly 3 times as much as my normal ‘steps’. I wasn’t going to get anything out of Leg Day.
My bright idea was to just combine both leg day and arm day in today’s workout. Again, I was under fed. I ran out of steam. I’m going to have to up the calories this month. I got 2 workouts from each day in. I’m just going to add in what I’ve missed on the next 2 days and plan better next week. SOOOO…today: I Super Set the first two work outs for the two days.
Back Squat: 4 Sets, 5 Reps: 180/195/225/225. Again, just adjusted the 1 rep max to 300lbs.
Pull Ups: 7/5/6/4. ugh.
Front Squat: 4 Sets, 10 Reps: 145/145/145/145. Jeez. I was grunting here.
Dumbbell Row: 85lbs.: 5 reps/6 reps/10 reps/9 reps.
This is where I was panting, a little dizzy, and I could not find the will power. Mark it zero, Smokey.
I’ll do better. Tired.
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