Anthony Leaves His 40 Inch Waist Behind

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  1. Anthony

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    It's time.
     
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    Whether tomorrow brings a golden dawn of glory, or a descent into a new dark age, either must be met with a proper Fascist physique. Updates coming soon.
     
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    Cool, Golden Age it will be. I'm glad, Winning Mode will be more fun than Cocoon Mode.
     
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    Beginning Stats:
    Bodyweight: 272 pounds (whoa)
    Waist: 42 1/2 inches (whoa again)
     
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    Drank some Green Apple N.O.-XPLODE and then chest, shoulders, and triceps.
    DB Incline Press 3 sets with 90 lbs
    Dips of 8, 7, and 6 reps with my morbidly obese body
    DB Flyes with 60 lbs
    Upright Rows 75 lbs on an EZ bar
    followed by Rudy DB laterals side and rear
    Standing Overhead French Press with the EZ bar
    Triceps Pressdowns
    Seated Calf Raises

    My left shoulder gets a little wonky when I do overhead shoulder presses and I haven't tried them in a while, but I think I'll start doing some light movements and see what happens.
    Also I want to start doing neck bridges, my neck is OK but I have a skinny-neck paranoia.
     
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    Obstacle #1/Admission of Degeneracy: I eat carbs like a woman. As long as I plan ahead and have meals ready I'm good, but left alone it's all over.
    Obstacle #2: I work at night, usually til about midnight-1 a.m. If I don't actively wind down by the end of the night I'll come home wired, flip on the computer and start eating, and screwing up any semblance of a sleep schedule.
     
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    Good work on the log. Tackling things head on is high energy.
     
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    Thanks, I figure with Trump in the White House and sauerkraut in the fridge, how can I lose?
     
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    I'm trying to cut way back on grains and refined sugar. I felt a little loopy this morning so just did some Rudy lunges around the yard to stay loose. Tomorrow I'll be good to go.
     
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    Trying to get in protein and fat, today I ate a bunch of eggs and some bacon, a big bowl of chili, and this evening a pound of chicken thighs and a pile of onions and peppers. Also sauerkraut and a big handful of mixed nuts.
     
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    Put on the Zubaz, drank some noxplode, and did a back workout.
    Reverse Grip Pulldowns (too fat/weak to do pullups, I can do one dead-hang pullup, maybe two on a good day. The pullup trophy will be elusive for a while!)
    220 for a few sets then dropped to 200 to do a few more reps
    Barbell Rows with 185
    Deadlift, worked up to 405
    EZ bar curls, seated incline DB curls, preacher curls
    Seated calf raises
     
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    I drank some whey protein earlier, haven't used it in a while but I happened to have some around. Instant bloating and gas!

    Dave Draper's Bomber Blend, it says on the label Bomber Blend Builds Big Biceps, so it must be true.
     
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    I feel like I'm switching to more fat-burning, last night I was getting hungry and tonight I had to remind myself to eat. Today was the whey protein powder, salmon patties after working out, and this evening was a pound of seasoned chicken thighs with red onions and red peppers.
     
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    I'm feeling higher energy each day. Today was chest, shoulders, triceps, pretty much same as last time but I was able to squeeze out a few more reps on dips.
    I also did some light squats, mainly to stretch, I'm planning a heavier squat workout for Wednesday.
    And for posterity and future comparison/shaming, I'm linking a current picture of myself.

    WARNING: It's a picture of an old fat guy in his underwear.

    http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/lyleargyle/media/Untitled_zpsm828raww.png.html
     
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    I was a huge pussy and didn't do much squatting for a while, to the point where I was feeling weaker and less flexible through my hips and legs. For about the last six weeks I've been slowly working on squats and proper technique, with each workout feeling better than the last. This afternoon I managed three sets of 315 for five reps each, it felt good and I felt fairly strong, I probably could have lifted a little more but I don't want to rush things. I feel like I'm finally at the point where I can push it a little and start adding more weight. Also the day-to-day aches are gone, and hips, knees, ankles all feel great.
     
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    Thursday I did some sprints on an Airdyne. I'm trying to ease into it, basically I went ten seconds hard, 10 seconds harder, then 10 seconds as all-out as I could, then easy for a minute, and repeated that a total of four times. I'll up the intensity from little girl levels slowly so I don't give myself a heart attack.
     
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    Good work man. Good to put the before picture up. Ready for 2 years from now and an after picture.
     
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    Thanks, I'm working on it.
     
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    This morning I did, chest, shoulders, triceps. I managed sets of twelve, eleven, and nine reps on dips at a million pounds bodyweight so I was happy about that. I also did some fairly light DB shoulder presses to see how my shoulder felt, and so far so good. I followed those up with some Rudy DB laterals.
     
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    Back and biceps, five sets of lat pulldowns, the first two with 190 then dropped to 180 to get better quality reps (I need a pull-up bar). Three sets of DB rows with 90 lbs. Three sets each of EZ Curl with 80 lbs, Seated alternating incline DB curls with 4o, and preacher curls with an EZ bar, could only manage 50 lbs to get good, slow reps.
     

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