Starting Over From Scratch.

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Sci, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    Hey, longtime been gone, busy with family and work and NOT LIFTING!
    Im almost finished with a diet, getting my waist and bodyfat trim.
    When im nice and lean and scrawny, im going to start an HST log here with progress photos.
    Should be fun, and I always train more consistently when i log online.
     
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  2. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Welcome back.

    Figured you ended up marrying the woman from your previous logs ... ?


    How’s life?

    @Totentanz - guess who it is
     
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  3. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah Sci! Welcome back man, great to hear from you, hope you've been well!

    Had some great discussions back in the day, and I got alot out of your posts, glad to have you back here. Blade just popped in recently too to say hey, the classic forum gang makin' a comeback ;D
     
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  4. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    Welcome back Sci, been away a long time, looking forward to more conversations on here as Bryan checks in occasionally, Blade did yesterday just need Totentanz to check in again.
     
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  5. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    Well just look at it this way I took a 3 1/2 year strategic deconditioning. Now I am ready to really put some muscle on, Ha ha ha.
    I didn’t marry that lady she turned out to be a bit of an alcoholic. But just recently seven months ago I met the woman of my dreams and we are engaged and living together.

    I am pretty small and weak at the moment. Which makes it even more exciting to start SHT again. I am hoping to put some size on rather quickly with the old satellite cells still hanging around for that muscle memory we all know about. I’ll try to logon here consistently and religiously just for my own benefit, as well as the communities.
     
  6. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    Good to see you back, give it 6 months and you will be back to where you were (hopefully)
     
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  7. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member


    Good stuff mate, congratulations.

    Traditional HST for you?
     
  8. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    Yes sir. I will post more about it soon
     
  9. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Good stuff. I’d be surprised if it took much more than 3 months to be back where you were, more or less.
     
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  10. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    I predict It will take me 6 months from today to hit personal records in strength and physique.

    Day 1 HST
    Finding my maxes

    •Machine split squats 240x15 (counts bodyweight)
    •Romanian deadlifts 235x15
    •Leg Press 360x15
    •s/l standing calf raise 240x15 (counts bodyweight)
    •s/l seated calf raise 25x15

    Upper
    •iso-lateral pulldowns 180x12
    •iso-lateral Decline Bench 160x12
    •iso-lateral Row 180x15
    •Military Press 80x10 *much harder than predicted, strict form, standing, full ROM from sternum to lockout. This way is so much harder than seated presses!!!
    •DB upright row 27.5s x15
    8:15 leave house
    8:30 start
    9:30 finish
    60 minutes in the weight room

    40 oz water
     
  11. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    Im not going to bulk or try to grow at all for the first 6 week cycle. Just a “hard reset” to get my body and nervous system back to fitness, then i will hit it hard.
     
  12. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    After making great progress counting calories and losing 7 pounds and an inch off my waist, i got sidetracked with the stress of moving in with my fiancée and lost discipline. I only gained back one pound of weight, but im back to counting calories today.
    After my first 6 week cycle of HST and cutting down to 10% bodyfat, im going to straight up slow grow bulk up.
    So motivated!!!
     
  13. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    HST
    •Machine split squats 240x15
    •Romanian deadlifts 235x15
    •s/l standing calf raise 260x15
    •s/l seated calf raise 25x15

    •iso-lateral pulldowns 160x15
    •iso-lateral Decline Bench 140x15+
    •iso-lateral Row 180x15
    •Barbell Press 70x13
    Below is scapular rehabilitation stuff
    •straight arm pulldown
    •inverted pushups
    •facepulls

    60 minutes in the weight room

    40 oz water

    Really enjoying the 15s, though 12 reps is my ideal range.
     
  14. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    HST
    •split squats 70x15
    •Romanian deadlifts 225 2x10
    •s/l standing calf raise 260x15
    •s/l seated calf raise 45x15
    •iso-lateral pulldowns 160x10
    •iso-lateral Decline Bench 140x10
    •Barbell Press 70x10
    •plate raises 25 2x15
    •Incline DB Flyes 40s x 15
    •supinated reverse flyes (slow TUT rehab work)
     
  15. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back! Good to see you getting back in to things.

    Going to be interesting seeing how fast you regain your previous strength levels.
     
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  16. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    HST
    •split squats 85x13
    •Romanian deadlifts 225x10
    •iso-lateral pulldowns 160x9
    •iso-lateral Decline Bench 140x10
    •iso-lateral row 140x10
    •Barbell Press 60x12
    •front raises 17.5x10
    •Incline DB Flyes 35x7
    •s/l standing calf raise 70x12
    •s/l seated calf raise 35x12

    Weigh in 196. Too much fat on belly
     
  17. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    The iso-lateral stuff looks fun, how do you find doing them? I have a chest press/pec deck machine at home, and really quite enjoy the chest press, and it doesn't feel unnatural like some machines do. Easy to set up and to feel the muscle working. I should run a HST cycle with machine press :D
     
  18. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    The hammer strength machines are by far the best I’ve ever used. They are so well engineered, i find the pulldown to be superior to all other machines, and even superior to free weights!!! Its like the perfect lat movement.
     
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  19. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah awesome. Yeah they look like they move through a really natural arc, and I reckon they're good for helping eliminate technique/momentum issues that can occur with free weights. Nice :)
     
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  20. Sci

    Sci Active Member

    The hammer strength iso lateral lat pulldown machine is awesome, but at $4,500, if I didn’t go to Gold’s Gym, i would probably stick with my chinup bar!!! Though i am glad i hit the gym, as the machine is superior for progressively loading the lats.
     
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