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Levalexi

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Hey guys. New log here. Sponsored log this time! Iron mag labs was generous enough to let me try 2 bottles of r andro! Wes speaks highly of this product and ive been waiting patiently for it to come! I finally got my 2 bottles yesterday and i started this morning.

Ill be taking 600 mg a day, 3 tabs in the morning and 3 tabs on the evening. Im taking liv 52 as well. Ill be Taking a fish oil supplement and i may be ordering some play again now for my joints.

Im following westside barbell programming with some modifications for sport specifity. Im an amateur strongman and have quite a few competitions lined up this year.
Monday- max effort lower body
Tuesday- speed effort upper body
Wednesday- recovery/extra workout
Thursday- speed effort lower body
Friday- max effort upper body
Saturday- recovery/strongman training
Sunday- off

Diet

Im doing a mix of carb cycling and back loading. I have 2 high carb days that are placed on my max effort nights, between 2 and 3 medium carb days placed on my speed/steongman days and the other 2/3 days are low carb on my recovery/off days.
I keep carbs to a minimum until after training each day and i fast from the last time i eat until roughly 11am the following day.

Current body weight
260lbs

Current lifts

Squat-350x1
Axle bench-250x1
Bench-235x3
Conv deadlift-500x1
Axle push press-205x3

Ive got some photosI will upload in my next post.
 

Levalexi

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as promised, pictures

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAdVr6oKsIY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAdVpOKqsIW/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAdVmn3qsIP
these were taken 2 days ago, but are still very recent.

also

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/levalexi

my food log

on to the good stuff
speed upper day!!

seated axle speed OHP
80x3x9, mini orange band, added about 50lbs at the top of the lift. 5:32. fastest time ever for my speed upper sets!

standing OHP axle lockouts
115x2x8
135x2x8
135x10
if i fail an OHP, its always just about at my forehead level. i like these to help with that

elbows flared tricep extensions
20lbsx4x25

supersetted with

mini red band pull aparts
4x25

straight arm fat bar push downs
50x10
60x10
70x10
80x10

seated rows
190x3x8

supersetted with

mini orange band side delt raises
3x12

straight bar curls
40x12
50x12
60x10

100 100s(situps, leg raises)
25,25
25,25
25,25
25,25

ankle sled drags
45lbsx350 steps

thought about doing some weighted hangs for time, but i didnt, was cutting it too close to the bus schedule. overall it was a good workout, not sure if i can comment if the stuffs starting to kick in, but it should within a few days!
 

Levalexi

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Thanks! Recovery day tomorrow. Oddly i enjoy them. Nothing but sled work,abs and some light hypertrophy work to bring up lagging body parts.

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Levalexi

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Flat dumbell press
35x10
40x3x10

Fat gripz s.bar curls
50x5x10

Medium MAG grip pulldowns
120x3x12

Wesly shrugs
45x3x10

Standing cable side bends
60x3x10

Standing cable crunches
60x3x20

15 minutes of sled work
10 with 90lbs
5 with 45lbs
Various types of grips etc. Worked mostly lats,chest and upper back

Belt squat marches

3 stances

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Levalexi

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phone cut it off short there

belt squat marches
3 stances on the platform, 90lbsx50 steps

really good day today. did a bit more than i should have for a mini workout, but i can afford to do those things while on gear. The sled work was great. i love sled work. my recovery from my max effort workout yesterday was superb, i should have been sore after pulling a 500 conv deadlift, but i was perfectly fine.
 

Levalexi

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Speed lower today

175x12x2
Roughly 100lbs of band weight too. 15:15 my time was terrible, but all of these were going up fast

Speed deadlifts
250 bar weight 8x1
240lbs roughly of band weight. 5:30

Banded seated ssb good mornings
110x5x5

Inverse curl
145x4x10
I was shocked with these. Haven't gone this low assisted yet for that many reps

Hip band kicks
4x25,25 n,s,e,w

100 100s
25,25
15,15

First set was easy. I smoked it. Second set i struggled to get the 15 reps for situps.

Landmine oblique twists
25x3x20

Strict single leg reverse hypers
25x2x15
25x20

Good workout today..plenty of energy. Ill have measurements and weight tomorrow when i wake up. Im loving this stuff so far.
 

Levalexi

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great training day today.

max effort upper day.

4 board presses
185x3
235x1
285x1
315x1
the 315 was a struggle, but it went up. a definite grind. never held that much weight on a bench before. the plan with that is to slowly progress down to a no board. not sure how long it will take, but ill probably alternate between benching and overhead pressing weekly.

bamboo bar incline presses
80x5x8

elbows flared tricep extensions
20x20
25x20
30x20
35x15

swiss bar rows
115x10
135x2x10

mag close grip pulldowns
60x10
70x2x10

face pulls
30x3x10

chain side delt raises
20lb chain each hand 3x12

sled drags
45lb ankle walks, 200 steps
45lb hyper extension drags 50 or 60 pulls

i made the mistake of visiting my parents today and checking their freezer. turns out my mom made needhams.... needless to say, my concept of calories has gone out the window for the time being...
this stuff is great so far. plenty of energy in the gym, muscle hardness, my libido is a bit low, but thats not due to this, just real life issues with my wife :-/
 

Levalexi

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Trained with the coach today. He came up with some interesting things that may help me along the way.

The first was putting the small bars in the top hole of the power rack,then pressing and holding against them for time. These were brutal. I used an axle for all 4 sets,with 25lbs on.

75x3x30 seconds

Next was axle with chains on it pressed overhead and held for time
105x1 min
105x44 sec
105x30 sec

Next i set up the skinny bars to about knee level and pulled against the rack
115x40
205x35
205x32
205x23

Did power cleans against bands next. Nothing heavy
95x3x3 against half of the mini red band


Upper body sled work
20 minutes various weights

Got some good ideas today . If i work some of these in,i will be in good shape. One was to load up the belt squat machine,grab the largest medicine ball and practice the stone clean with it

Loving this so far. The coach thought was going to be smoked from yesterday. I played along haha
 

Levalexi

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Max effort lower today!

i went in wanting to max out of SSB squats, but after talking with the trainer, he suggested i should retest a max from 8 weeks ago, so i did

wide stance squats-using the texas squat bar, 65lbs
barx5
115x5
155x3
195x2
245x1
295x1- 270 was my old pr, i was mistaken and thought i was doing 285 here
315x1
335x1

335 itself isnt an overall pr, but it is for my wide stance squats. i personally hate wide stance, except for squatting onto a box. i never feel like im going deep enough, even though i am. but 335 went up easy, i had no doubt id get it. i got some insight on working up to a 1rm, where as previously id work up in triples until i couldnt do anymore. the coach told me to warm up, make bigger jumps .

SSB seated good mornings
155x5x6

inverse curl
125x8
125x7
115x6
100x3
i went heavier on these and did amrap on each set. couple weeks and i may be able to do a GHR, maybe even sooner!

100 100's
25,25x4

reverse hyper, pendulum swing
90x3x12

landmine twists
25x18
25x16

my bodyweight is staying about 257ish, despite me eating like shit lately. getting back on track today though.
 

Levalexi

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speed upper today. this was a horrible day. it was my wifes and mine 2 year anniversary, so we got some molly. didnt get to bed until 2am or so. but i couldnt fall asleep until like 6am. called out of work and then woke up at noon.

speed axle seated press, doubled mini orange. these were painfully slow today. so slow, i didnt bother timing it, and just tried my best ot move the bar as fast as i could.
90+50lbs band tension 9x3

axle floor press
115x5x10

medium grip pulldowns
100x10
120x10
140x10
160x10
180x10

facepulls
30x4x25

hyper extensions
bwx4x15

seated chain side delt raises
20 per hand 3x10

ab swims
32 sec, 36 sec,37 sec, 34 sec
i was shooting for total time on these. i should have pushed harder to hit the 40 second mark or so, but i was pretty beat up.

s. bar curls
40x12
50x12
60x12
70x10

hyper bench side bends
bw x2x12
doubled mini rep x12

ankle drags
45lbsx400 steps

sled good mornings
90lbsx27 pulls

hip kicks
4x25,25
 

Levalexi

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despite feeling like shit, i never felt like i was out of energy to do anything today. my sex drive is meh, but again not due to the r andro. i was able to do some carido with the wife for about 90 minutes last night with no problems.

weighed in at 255 today, which is consistent. pumps at the gym are good, but nothing over the top like when i was running Sdmz 4.

a lot of people are reporting being hungry all the time, im quite the opposite. im never hungry. but i make sure i eat plenty.
 

Levalexi

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nothing to report for yesterday, and doubtful for today. i came down with something that had me explosively shitting my brains out all of yesterday. i went to work, but 35lb buckets of safe paw felt like 200 lbs, and shoveling show took a lot of energy. i got home and went to bed. still couldnt sleep till about 1am when my wife got me some night time cold stuff. i was going between cold spells and hot spells, sweating my ass off. im feeling a bit better, and i feel like my strength has returned, but im not 100%.

absolutely no appetite yesterday or today. been trying to get my calories in with saltines and ginger ale.

its doubtful ill go to the gym today, but i may and just do some sled dragging and do my speed lower tomorrow.
 

Levalexi

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That's been going around. I've had a bunch of friends and family get the same thing.

Get better soon

thats good to know. i figured it was something i ate. it was either the icecream which just gives me the shits every now and then, or it was my week old chicken, which had that week old chicken smell.
 

Levalexi

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thanks guys. compared to yesterday, im feeling a lot better. i ended up taking today off from work, as i slept through all 6 or my alarms, plus their snoozes. i thought about going to the gym and just doing some sled work, but i decided against it. i spent the day sleeping or playing WoW. so im just going to push my schedule back a day. speed squats tomorrow. should give me enough time to gather all my strength back for a max effort upper on saturday.
 

Levalexi

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Did my speed lower today as kind of a measure of my recovery from my illness. It was alright. The squats kicked my ass hard. I finished all 12 sets and each rep was fast,but it took me nearly 17 minutes. The deadlifts were easy though.

Speed squats-mini red band. About 100lbs at the top
190x12x2

Speed deadlifts-mini red somewhere between 220 and 250 at the top.
275x8x1 4 minutes

Banded hyperextension with rows
Mini red doubled
3x10,12

Inverse curls
110x4
100x4x4
After my first set, i took the 10 off because I don't think it makes much of a difference. Dynamic days I'm going to do less assisted weight and low reps just to change things up.

I called it there. I wanted to make the 538 bus home so I could call it an early night. I skipped out on abs,but i figure i got enough ab work in on Wednesday while i was shitting my brains out.

Ill see how tomorrow goes. Got to work,but it will be light stuff, no blasting thankfully
 

Levalexi

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couldnt make it to the gym yesterday, so i made up for it today. still not 100% recovered from my bug i had, but im getting there. lower rest times on some things were kicking my ass and i was breathing heavily. still an awesome day though


seated, no back support axle overhead press
25x2x5
75x3
115x2
145x1
170x1 (old pr was 165 on a normal bar)
180x1 held it at the top for 5 or so seconds
185x1 again , held it at the top for 5 or so seconds

these were really really good today. the last 2 reps didnt go up without a bit of a grind, but they were going up. probably could have shot for 190, but i liked the sound of 185

swiss bar floor press. each set had presses with the 3 outside handles. our bar has 4 handles, with the middle set being V shaped.
125x4x5,5,5

t bar rows- all weight is plate weight
45x10
70x10
95x10
120x10
145x10

single arm landmine rows- all weight is plate weight, each arm
25x10
50x10
75x10

face pulls
30x4x25

supersetted with

ezbar curls
65x4x10

45 degree chain delt raises( inbetween a front and side raise)
20lbs per handx3x10

ankle drags
45lbsx220 steps

batwing drags (80 ft track)
45x2
90x1
135x1
180x1
225x1
180x1
135x1
90x2

side drags, shoulders packed(80 ft track)
90x2


this stuff kills my hunger oddly enough. bodyweight was 253 today after my workout. i dont get really good pumps like everyone else is, but im comparing them to SDMZ 4 pumps, which were the illest. strength is still way up. i can probably afford to cut my calories for a bit. between being sick and feeling like shit. ive just been eating like crap. pretty much see food eat it.
 

Levalexi

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Max effort lower today.

Power cleans

135x3
155x3
185x2
205x1- pr,old one was 200
225x1
230- made the clean, failed the catch.
First time doing power cleans in like 6 months. They are something i need to get much better at because i hate continental cleans. Its a mental game for me and i need to win.breaking 225 is definitely a start.



Weight Behind the head hyperextensions
25x3x10
Changing the leverage definitely increased the difficulty exponentially. These werent a breeze like they usually are

Inverse curls
145x3x10

Reverse hyperextension
Single leg full swing 45x15 (each leg)
Strict single leg 45x15 (each leg)
Both legs pendulum swing 90x10

Single arm sled dragging,anti torso rotational exercise
135x6 trips (80ft)

Rear delt rows
90x4 trips (80ft)

Farmers bar side bends
135x3x10 each side


No real changes to report. Got another contest picked out for the end of april. Middleweight goes up to 241,which is more realistic i think.

Still no real changes in mood,apatite, sex drive. No hair loss,but im not prone to it
 

Levalexi

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Speed upper today

Seated axle press orange mini bands, about 50lbs at top
95x9x3
7:22 . These were a bit rough,but i managed.

Close grip axle bench
115x5x8

Axle overhead press chain hold
105x48 sec
105x40 sec
145x42 sec
145x32 sec

S. Arm push downs
85x10
90x2x10

Facepulls
35x3x10

Supersetted

Rope cable curls
35x3x10

Ankle drags
45x130 steps

Heel to toe drags
115x4 trips 80 ft

Batwing drags
135x8 90 ft trips

Sled good mornings
90x1 trip 80ft

Sled pull thru
90x1 80ft trip


I did a lot of sled work today. Wasnt really feeling weights today. Ill do a shit ton of upperbody sled work tomorrow as well as some arms.

Weighed 254 today, so everything i lost when i was sick has come back. Pretty sure im just full of shit though. Nothing has really changed much. Ive gotten more hungry, but other sides are the same.
 

Levalexi

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Did a lot of upper body sled work. Too much to list or to remember. But i did probably 40 minutes or so.

I ended up getting a lot of forearm work in with the fat bar attached to the sled. That made things terrible . Stupidly terrible.

Then i attached the fat gripz to the crossover handles and did sled rows. Worked up to a couple trips of 180.

Thats when things got interesting.

I took a battle rope, attached it to the prowler and did a couple sets of hand over hand sled pulls. Worked up to a top of 430 in 56 seconds. Not good,but not bad either. Im not really set up well for it,just sitting on a box with no foot holds,but thats what makes it interesting.

Ive got a truck or a truck with a trailer to pull the end of april. Never done that before. Will be fun

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Levalexi

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I believe its 14 days. Not positive, but im thinking thats what it is

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Levalexi

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Speed lower today

Speed squatz mini red bands,about 50lbs a piece at the top. Didnt time these
210x10x2
These felt good. Only 1 or 2 reps were slow. Some sets i can get in the groove squat down without a plop,others i think about it and it just feels forced.

Speed deadlifts
300x8x1 3:06
I threw on the doubled reds and couldn't lock it out. I took off 25lbs and still couldn't. I rested a few minutes and i swapped to the mini orange which added 100lbs total to it. Disappointing. The coach thinks i may be over trained a tad.

Belt squat ssb good mornings
45lbs+65lb ssb x10
70lbs+65lb ssb x10
95lbs+65lb ssb x10
115pbs+65lb ssb x2x10

Inverse curl
100x3
90x3
90x3

Roller model reverse hyper extension
70x3x6

No abs today. I haven't been wanting to do them. Its so boring. Im going to have to force myself to do them at the start of my workout. Though i did my 100 100s at work yesterday.


Everythings about the same still. Nothing new to report. Ive got 1 day left in this weeks rotation and im going to do a sort of deload next week
 

Levalexi

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Max upper today. Finally got the 10" log in. So i decided to use that today! Don't really have any log pr's to break so i did incline log press.

Incline log press
61x3
111x3
141x3
151x1
161x1

Maxed out here sadly. Kind of discouraging.

Log clean and press away
111x2x3

Viper press
111x5x3

Didnt go heavier on these. Could have. Just wanted to keep things light and focus on technique a bit.

Spiral rope push downs
45x4x12

Double pully fat gripz lat pulldowns
85x10
100x4x10

Neutral grip face pulls
40x4x15

S.bar curls
50x4x10

Left arm facepulls
35x4x12

My whole left upper body is about an inch smaller than the right side. Its especially noticeable on my rear delt.

Kettle bell side bends
60x3x15

Chain side delt raises
20/hand 3x10

Ankle drags
45lbx 130 steps forwards
45lbx 130 steps backwards
45x33 steps left side leading
45x33 steps right side leading

Today was the first day i woke up with any sort of doms. Hamstrings were a bit sore from yesterday.

Im starting to meal prep again tomorrow, i just haven't cared lately. Thankfully the r andro has kept my body under control.
 

Levalexi

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Took the whole weekend off from doing pretty much anything. Should do me some good. I laid out some rules for the last 3 weeks or so of my run and im going to stick to them. Should be easy enough. Im back on carb cycling and counting calories.

Max effort lower today

18" deadlift
135x5
225x3
315x1
405x1
455x1- new pr. Last 18" was 450. DOH
500x1- good way to end it. I had to hitch near the end,but just a little bit. Mixed grip for this

Power cleans
135x3
155x3
175x2x3
Ive been doing some band stretching to losen my mid back a bit. That seems to have fixed the problem i had with my 230 pull. The catch is much smoother now. I recorded everything and will cut it up to post later.

Btn hyperextensions
20x12
30x12
40x12

Banded doubled mini red hamstring curls
3x30,most reps with a pause

Hollow core holds
40sec
34sec
28sec

Did some anti rotational sled dragging afterwards. I took the ball attachment . Pretty much a 3" diameter ball with a padeye
45x2 trips each side
90x2 trips each side
90x1 trip each side,with hand behind back

Sled side bends
135x1 80 ft trip each side

Strict Reverse hyper
45x3x8


Still sitting at 255. Been getting a lot of acne and some bacne lately. Nothing else really to note.
 
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