Sci's HST Log

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Sci, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Deadlift: 315x3/275x7

    Wtd Dips: 245x5/210x10

    Machine Flyes: 205x5/175x10

    CG Pulldowns: 200x4/170x8 ...lost a little strength here.

    DB Upright Rows: 47.5s x5/ 40s x10

    Hack Squats: 380x5/325x10

    Seated Calf raises: 120x5/100x10

    194 lb.s

    My wife thinks I look good now at 14-15% bodyfat. Of course, as an obssessive bodybuilder, I am going more for the 8-10% chiseled muscle look, so there is still a ways of hell to go through yet.
  2. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    One more workout, and that will complete Week 7 of my current HST cycle.

    I decided to take a deconditioning period. I am also taking a break from the diet, and eating at maintenance for a week. I will probably only decondition for a short period this time (7 days), and then start again with relatively heavy loads, since I am cutting.

    I need a reset, both in RBE and in metabolism.
  3. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Testing Maxes
    Deadlift: 315x5 (sumo, hook grip)
    Weighted Dips: 260x5 PR!!!
    Hammer Pulldowns: 230x8 (new exercise)
    DB Seat Press: 65s x7 PR!!!
    Leg Press: 10plates+50(500+sled)x5 PR!!!
    Seat Calves: 140x6 (new exercise)
    Leg Curls: 135x7 PR!!!
    Cable Rows: 180x7 PR!!!
    Machine Flyes: 210x8 PR!!!
    DB Laterals: 22.5s x10
    DB Preacher Curls: 32.5s x7
    Triceps Pushdowns: 95x7

    I tested for every possible exercise I will use this cycle. Only took 1 hour, I love testing maxes. Best workout of the cycle.

    I carbed up heavily last night, and took a hard pre-workout drink, my strength levels skyrocketed just from that!

    Awesome cycle.

    Weigh in: 195 lbs
  4. Congrats on all those PRs, SCI! What was your "hard pre-workout" drink? Preformulated powder or your own concoction?
  5. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Endorush, a bunch of caffeine and other chemicals.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  6. T-man

    T-man New Member

    Congrats. Keep at it.
  7. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, I am really psyched that I got PRs. While cutting! Very cool. I think I will definitely hit all my strength goals this year.

    I had to be careful with my rib during leg press, but was very surprised to get a PR at 500 pounds +sled for 5 reps! :D
    My legs are my most improved body part this cycle.
  8. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member


    Still not lean enough. But definite progress.
  9. T-man

    T-man New Member

    Leaner than me. Arms are looking good. Traps, too.
  10. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Thanks T-man. Yeah, I hadn;t noticed the traps until you pointed it out. I guess the Deadlifts and shoulder-work I have been doing are definitely out helping there.
  11. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    are you taking any pictures of the wheels to see how those fair during your cut?
  12. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Not yet. My legs started out pretty small. So they are not much too look at, maybe i'll take some pics anyway.
    But now that I am making good progress in the gym, they should fill out nicely this year.
  13. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Not lean enough? Tell the Mrs to just enjoy it, all the muscles belong to Sci :p

    Nice work, can see definite gains compared to previous photos.
  14. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Actually, the wife thinks I look great and should stop dieting. I tried to explain to her partitioning and how my hobby (bodybuilding) is a bit more fun when the muscles are more visible with low body fat levels. I am going for 10% or 180 lb.s whichever comes first.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  15. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Like I said, tell her to enjoy it
  16. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Legs. I am genetically cursed in the calf department. Good thighs I guess, a bit fat.

    Attached Files:

  17. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member


    Wtd. Dips: 260x5, 220x8

    Hammer Pulldowns: 250x5 PR!!!, 210x10

    DB Seated Press: 70s x4 PR!!!, 60s x8

    Leg Press: 500x5, 430x10

    Seated Calves: 140x6, 120x10

    Machine Flyes: 240x5 PR!!!, 205x9

    Cable Rows: 190x5 PR!!!, 160x9

    All red loads, are either a new personal record, or previous personal record. I am stronger than I have ever been, ever.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  18. T-man

    T-man New Member

    Props to you!
  19. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Awesome to see all those PRs. Obviously you are making progress, great job.
  20. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    It's weird to be making PRs in the middle of a cut. To be fair, all PRs occurred after I carbed up and took a break from the diet. I am holding steady at 195 lb.s. I feel like its been long enough of a break. Today I started back on the diet.

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