Anyone getting shredded for summer? Get in here?

jcblass -
Straydog24 - 


Arms looked pretty grainy this morning.


Natural? Be Honest?


Lifelong natty. Truth be told I don't look like much in clothes. 

lol@ Neil posting the leg closeups since he was called out for legs a couple pages back. 

 

Sick bis, Stray. don't think I've ever seen veins like that on inside biceps. 

going for the dan john 40 day challenge. anybody ever done it? 

 

wrecked my shoulder a couple months back, and have just been doing maintenance stuff since then. Ready to go at it. 

The program in a nutshell is:

 

5 days per week

same 5 exercises everyday. 2 sets of 5 most days. some days of singles. a day of 5/3/2. but never more than 10 reps of each exercise. 

 

the movements i chose are:

 

flat barbell bench. i haven't done it in over a year

deadlift

barbell curl

squat

loaded carries (type of carry can vary daily)

 

Not supposed to go real heavy. should never miss a rep. not even close. 

looking forward to seeing if there are any results to this. 

 

im about to get real busy, so the 20 minute commitment makes it very doable. 

ufc98newb -

lol@ Neil posting the leg closeups since he was called out for legs a couple pages back. 

 

Sick bis, Stray. don't think I've ever seen veins like that on inside biceps. 

I knew a climber who's calves were completely laced with huge popping veins. It was amazing and really weird looking.

He wasnt typical wiry climber build either. Was more like a sprinter body though he did have the usual climber forearm vascularity as is common. Calves get a huge pump when doing some kinds of climbing but I never saw anything like it. 

Everyone at the cliff would stare / make a comment when they saw it. 


ABCTT_IDOHARM -


You're a beast. Glad to see you in here. The triple layer farmer tan in next level brother. 

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ABCTT_IDOHARM -


lol. it's been awhile. 

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ABCTT_IDOHARM -


Blue please...

 

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Straydog24 -
ABCTT_IDOHARM -


You're a beast. Glad to see you in here. The triple layer farmer tan in next level brother. 


That's the 'Neapolitan arm'™?, some people say that if you stare at it too long nothing will happen but it looks cool as fuck. 

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ufc98newb -

going for the dan john 40 day challenge. anybody ever done it? 

 

wrecked my shoulder a couple months back, and have just been doing maintenance stuff since then. Ready to go at it. 

The program in a nutshell is:

 

5 days per week

same 5 exercises everyday. 2 sets of 5 most days. some days of singles. a day of 5/3/2. but never more than 10 reps of each exercise. 

 

the movements i chose are:

 

flat barbell bench. i haven't done it in over a year

deadlift

barbell curl

squat

loaded carries (type of carry can vary daily)

 

Not supposed to go real heavy. should never miss a rep. not even close. 

looking forward to seeing if there are any results to this. 

 

im about to get real busy, so the 20 minute commitment makes it very doable. 

Whats the purpose of this program?

Darth Potato -
ufc98newb -

going for the dan john 40 day challenge. anybody ever done it? 

 

wrecked my shoulder a couple months back, and have just been doing maintenance stuff since then. Ready to go at it. 

The program in a nutshell is:

 

5 days per week

same 5 exercises everyday. 2 sets of 5 most days. some days of singles. a day of 5/3/2. but never more than 10 reps of each exercise. 

 

the movements i chose are:

 

flat barbell bench. i haven't done it in over a year

deadlift

barbell curl

squat

loaded carries (type of carry can vary daily)

 

Not supposed to go real heavy. should never miss a rep. not even close. 

looking forward to seeing if there are any results to this. 

 

im about to get real busy, so the 20 minute commitment makes it very doable. 

Whats the purpose of this program?


i don't know but the guy who writes about it says hes had some of his biggest gains on it. And there are several articles on it, so clearly there is interest in it. 


I don't know if i trust it, but ive got nothing to lose and it's only 2 months. Starting in September, im working 55 to 60 hour weeks, so it's a good fit timewise, as well. 

ufc98newb -
Darth Potato -
ufc98newb -

going for the dan john 40 day challenge. anybody ever done it? 

 

wrecked my shoulder a couple months back, and have just been doing maintenance stuff since then. Ready to go at it. 

The program in a nutshell is:

 

5 days per week

same 5 exercises everyday. 2 sets of 5 most days. some days of singles. a day of 5/3/2. but never more than 10 reps of each exercise. 

 

the movements i chose are:

 

flat barbell bench. i haven't done it in over a year

deadlift

barbell curl

squat

loaded carries (type of carry can vary daily)

 

Not supposed to go real heavy. should never miss a rep. not even close. 

looking forward to seeing if there are any results to this. 

 

im about to get real busy, so the 20 minute commitment makes it very doable. 

Whats the purpose of this program?


i don't know but the guy who writes about it says hes had some of his biggest gains on it. And there are several articles on it, so clearly there is interest in it. 


I don't know if i trust it, but ive got nothing to lose and it's only 2 months. Starting in September, im working 55 to 60 hour weeks, so it's a good fit timewise, as well. 



It's a Pavel workout that was popularized by Dan. I don't have any idea how well it works. Progressive overload is the goal and I imagine you could get the same results with a little adjustment and not need to be in the gym 40 days straight. 

Anyone end up losing so much waist size that none of their clothes fit? Going to have to give away stuff, even with a belt too big.

Atomic -
ufc98newb -
Darth Potato -
ufc98newb -

going for the dan john 40 day challenge. anybody ever done it? 

 

wrecked my shoulder a couple months back, and have just been doing maintenance stuff since then. Ready to go at it. 

The program in a nutshell is:

 

5 days per week

same 5 exercises everyday. 2 sets of 5 most days. some days of singles. a day of 5/3/2. but never more than 10 reps of each exercise. 

 

the movements i chose are:

 

flat barbell bench. i haven't done it in over a year

deadlift

barbell curl

squat

loaded carries (type of carry can vary daily)

 

Not supposed to go real heavy. should never miss a rep. not even close. 

looking forward to seeing if there are any results to this. 

 

im about to get real busy, so the 20 minute commitment makes it very doable. 

Whats the purpose of this program?


i don't know but the guy who writes about it says hes had some of his biggest gains on it. And there are several articles on it, so clearly there is interest in it. 


I don't know if i trust it, but ive got nothing to lose and it's only 2 months. Starting in September, im working 55 to 60 hour weeks, so it's a good fit timewise, as well. 



It's a Pavel workout that was popularized by Dan. I don't have any idea how well it works. Progressive overload is the goal and I imagine you could get the same results with a little adjustment and not need to be in the gym 40 days straight. 



its not 40 days straight. most of what i have read goes by 5 days a week for 8 weeks. 40 total days lifting. 


I thought the same thing before looking more into it. 


I would not do a program that was 7 days per week, unless i actually had the equipment in my house. 

To me running is the best exercise

CRE - To me running is the best exercise

i run more than anything, but it doesn't do a lot for getting a shredded body

Straydog24 -
Darth Potato -
Straydog24 -

Mixed reviews on the results. I ended up dropping nine pounds of water in 4.5 days. I probably wasn't quite lean enough prior to the water cut to really get really shredded but I'm satisfied with the overall results. I should have done at least one more day of carb cutting and water loading. I may try this again at the end of the summer. 

I got very dry and shed a ton of water but had a hard to time carbing up and I remained pretty flat throughout the day. Vascularity didn't come out as much as I was hoping for. I didn't get a post workout pic as something came up at home and I cut my workout a bit short. 

I did step on my gyms Ironman body composition scale and got a reading of 13.2% body fat. This result is skewed as I had virtually no subcutaneous water which dramatically affects the result. I think, based on previous experience, I'm somewhere around 8-9%. I'm no where close to where I was when I was 5.4% almost 20 years ago. 

Here's a pic right before my workout this afternoon. If anyone is interested in carb /water manipulation in order to dry out just ask. 

Enlighten me.  Are you just talking about carb cycling?

 

and why the fuck do you drink 3.5 gallons a day?



  1. Carbohydrate Manipulation:Low-carb and high protein diets are notably diuretic, putting your body into a fluid flushing mode. Dropping carb intake alone will cause just about anyone to lose a couple of pounds of water bloat. This plan will have you consuming 60 grams of carbs per day or fewer, then tactically carbing up at the end.

  2.  

  3. Fluid Intake: You don't get "dry" by not drinking water, at least not at first. You put your body into flushing mode by consuming tons of water, then cutting water intake suddenly at the end. During most of this program, you'll be drinking a few gallons of water per day.

  4.  

  5. Training: The goal here is to get yourself glycogen depleted. Do this and by the end of the week your muscles will soak up the carbs and inflate drastically.



Stray, how often do you do this? And do you do this primarily to lose any fat or is this more of a muscle popping thing when your sub 10%? 

DropKick Joe -
Straydog24 -
Darth Potato -
Straydog24 -

Mixed reviews on the results. I ended up dropping nine pounds of water in 4.5 days. I probably wasn't quite lean enough prior to the water cut to really get really shredded but I'm satisfied with the overall results. I should have done at least one more day of carb cutting and water loading. I may try this again at the end of the summer. 

I got very dry and shed a ton of water but had a hard to time carbing up and I remained pretty flat throughout the day. Vascularity didn't come out as much as I was hoping for. I didn't get a post workout pic as something came up at home and I cut my workout a bit short. 

I did step on my gyms Ironman body composition scale and got a reading of 13.2% body fat. This result is skewed as I had virtually no subcutaneous water which dramatically affects the result. I think, based on previous experience, I'm somewhere around 8-9%. I'm no where close to where I was when I was 5.4% almost 20 years ago. 

Here's a pic right before my workout this afternoon. If anyone is interested in carb /water manipulation in order to dry out just ask. 

Enlighten me.  Are you just talking about carb cycling?

 

and why the fuck do you drink 3.5 gallons a day?



  1. Carbohydrate Manipulation:Low-carb and high protein diets are notably diuretic, putting your body into a fluid flushing mode. Dropping carb intake alone will cause just about anyone to lose a couple of pounds of water bloat. This plan will have you consuming 60 grams of carbs per day or fewer, then tactically carbing up at the end.

  2.  

  3. Fluid Intake: You don't get "dry" by not drinking water, at least not at first. You put your body into flushing mode by consuming tons of water, then cutting water intake suddenly at the end. During most of this program, you'll be drinking a few gallons of water per day.

  4.  

  5. Training: The goal here is to get yourself glycogen depleted. Do this and by the end of the week your muscles will soak up the carbs and inflate drastically.



Stray, how often do you do this? And do you do this primarily to lose any fat or is this more of a muscle popping thing when your sub 10%? 



I've only done this twice ever. Once when I was 24 and this time. And yeah you'd have to be single digit bf or close for dramatic results. It's basically the final touch. 

ufc98newb - 
Atomic -
ufc98newb -
Darth Potato -
ufc98newb -

going for the dan john 40 day challenge. anybody ever done it? 

 

wrecked my shoulder a couple months back, and have just been doing maintenance stuff since then. Ready to go at it. 

The program in a nutshell is:

 

5 days per week

same 5 exercises everyday. 2 sets of 5 most days. some days of singles. a day of 5/3/2. but never more than 10 reps of each exercise. 

 

the movements i chose are:

 

flat barbell bench. i haven't done it in over a year

deadlift

barbell curl

squat

loaded carries (type of carry can vary daily)

 

Not supposed to go real heavy. should never miss a rep. not even close. 

looking forward to seeing if there are any results to this. 

 

im about to get real busy, so the 20 minute commitment makes it very doable. 

Whats the purpose of this program?


i don't know but the guy who writes about it says hes had some of his biggest gains on it. And there are several articles on it, so clearly there is interest in it. 


I don't know if i trust it, but ive got nothing to lose and it's only 2 months. Starting in September, im working 55 to 60 hour weeks, so it's a good fit timewise, as well. 



It's a Pavel workout that was popularized by Dan. I don't have any idea how well it works. Progressive overload is the goal and I imagine you could get the same results with a little adjustment and not need to be in the gym 40 days straight. 



its not 40 days straight. most of what i have read goes by 5 days a week for 8 weeks. 40 total days lifting. 


I thought the same thing before looking more into it. 


I would not do a program that was 7 days per week, unless i actually had the equipment in my house. 




IIRC, the idea of the program is to break up the usual overly strict progression of most workout programs and just to go by feel.

So if you're feeling really strong and energized one day, then go for singles. If you want to back off, then do one relatively easy set of 10 reps, etc...

He gives you various set/rep schemes to use, like 5x1, 2x5, 5-3-2, 1x10, etc... and you can just pick from them based on how you feel. Nothing is set in stone except for your exercise selection and the fact that you will ideally be training 5 days a week straight (which will obvious affect your set/rep selection). You're supposed to feel energized after each workout. And the program is meant to be a break between your normal workout routines.

CRE - To me running is the best exercise

Skipping rope