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  • michael1976_camichael1976_ca Member Posts: 3,476 Member Member Posts: 3,476 Member
    that is incredible job you rock
  • maverick4x4maverick4x4 Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member
    that is incredible job you rock

    Thanks! I'm just trying to follow the program, and balance immediate rewards with long term goals. The scale is giving me a different story than the mirror...I'm in this weird 195-199 spot, and I seem to be unwilling to do more cardio or eat less to break out of it. Plus quite a few excursions into "maintenance level" calorie days. One step forward, one step back.
  • mrschwartenmrschwarten Member Posts: 152 Member Member Posts: 152 Member
    Hahaha! Love your attitude, thanks for the motivation!!!
  • maverick4x4maverick4x4 Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member
    March update: COVID-19 starting to ramp up in Utah. I'm fortunate to have a neighbor offer his backyard gym to use. It's not quite 24 Hour Fitness, but it's actually very well equipped. It's a little weird to work out with gloves on. I'm still working. And instead of going out to lunch everyday, we're getting take-out at the same places. So, other than washing my hands a zillion times a day and wiping down everything with disinfecting wipes, not much has changed. Lots of watching news sites and crunching numbers too.

    Scale weight and perceived leanness hasn't changed. Still 196-199. Still doing the bro-diet using MyFitnessPal to track everything. Last couple weeks I've had higher carbs (150g instead of 100g), kind of maintenance mode (chips/7layer and peanut butter M&Ms are the main additions). I'm dropping them down again for a couple weeks. Fat and protein goals have stayed the same at 44g/200g. I hope to come out of this COVID business a little leaner.

    The structure of my first 4 sessions each week hasn't changed, but I guess the last 2 have. For my Friday session, I've been doing a few sets of thrusters with dumbbells, then heavy shoulders on one of the hammer machines, supersetted with deadlifts. On Saturday, I've been doing heavy squatsled supersetted with heavy Hammer chest and back, typically 6-7 rounds, with dips/chins to finish. Well, no sled or Hammer Strength machines in the backyard gym, so I'm just going for a short run on Friday and doing the thruster/shoulder/deadlift on Saturday.
  • maverick4x4maverick4x4 Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member
    Hahaha! Love your attitude, thanks for the motivation!!!

    Thanks for checking in and the kind note! Our attitude is the only thing that we can truly control, and thankfully I generally have a good one (whether I'm naively delusional or not is debatable) :wink:
  • maverick4x4maverick4x4 Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member Member, Premium Posts: 54 Member
    Still at it, bangin' around in the 190s. Still trying to get a little leaner but enjoying the summer and enjoying the process. My gym closed as I commented above but now the other gym I was a member of reopened (VASA) and so I've been going there. Equipment isn't as good and with it being smaller the equipment isn't as available but making do. Strength levels suck, mostly due to shoulder and knee issues. I'm consistently jogging a mile once a week, which I've never done before. I don't love it, but feel like I need to do it.
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