Bodywork

Monday Training

Today’s training was completely based on the Monday scheme from Get Serious. Bench press, deadlift, front DB raises, dips, leg curls, seated rows. Those were the six I did today. Bench:  5x5x165 Deads: 3x5x115 Everything else: 3×8 It’s simple. If you can do all of the reps and sets, increase the weight 5 pounds next…

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Hormonal Pathway

DHEA is secreted by the adrenal glands and is the “mother hormone” that is converted to Testosterone and other hormones. DHEA declines with age, as do most hormones. Testosterone breaks down into Estradiol (estrogen) and DHT (among other things, of course). Anastrozole blocks the breakdown of Testosterone into estrogen. Pregnenalone blocks the breakdown of Testosterone…

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My 90 Day Schedule

For the next 90 days, I’m following a planned out schedule of training in the gym. It is brutal. Not created for the faint of heart. It will turn my marshmallow belly into a polished slab of abs I can be proud of. Use the amount of weight that will take me to failure between…

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Today’s Training: Day ONE Abs and HIIT

This was an ab and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) day. It is DAY ONE of a systematic progressive overload program to take me to 10% body fat in the next 3 months, coupled with a vegan diet. Just watch what happens. After 90 days, I’ll begin a different eating program, still vegan, but with…

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October 2017: Progress Report

Where am I now? After beginning this journey back in July 2017, I’ve come a significant distance. The photos below were taken yesterday. Weight: 195 pounds (started at 215) Body fat: Guessing, but probably around 18%. Goal is 10 to 12%. Height:  6′ 4″ Free Testosterone level: 18.9 Testosterone, serum: 1033 DHEA level:  150 (working…

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Body Style

The photo here is the type of look I’m going to achieve. I need a little motivation from time to time, and this is good for me to think about. Greg Plitt was on more covers of more magazines for 5 years. No longer with us, Greg remains an inspiration. He was 6’1″ tall. I’m…

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Assault on 300 Pounds

Here’s the way to get to this lofty goal in the bench press. 12 week bench press cycle: Train once per week every Wednesday. Phase I Week Power Grip Wide Grip Narrow Grip 28″ 32″ 22″ 1 140x8x1 120x10x2 110x10x2 2 150x8x1 130x10x2 120x10x2 3 160x8x1 140x10x2 130x10x2 4 170x8x1 150x10x2 140x10x2 5 185x5x1 165x8x2…

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Starts Today

Today I saw Dr. Sadeghi again after the results of the blood tests. I’m starting Testosterone in a prescribed amount, IM injection. I started the first dose today at 5 p.m. From now on, I’ll inject each evening before or after shower time and before bedtime. Two other special drug cocktails have been created, but…

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Personal Chemistry Evaluation

Visited with Dr. Sadeghi on Friday, June 9, 2017. She has ordered certain chemistry evaluations as part of my complete body makeover. As we age, our hormones also age. To my friends who are following my progress, I am providing a complete transparent play by play. Many are curious as to how this will all…

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Knee Arthroscopy

It was 12 years ago that I had my first arthroscopy on the left knee. At that time, the meniscus was found to be torn, so it was trimmed. The pain I had before the procedure was gone. On Friday, April 5, 2017, I had another knee arthroscopy on the same left knee. The pain…

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