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Dad bod to not so dad bod!!

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  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
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    Anyone watch this? Just started watching it and I’m hooked!
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    Today’s workout
    Deadlift x3
    Bench x3
    Row x3
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    Today’s workout
    Squat x3
    Shoulder press x4
    Chin up x3
  • slimgirljo15
    slimgirljo15 Posts: 266,781 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    That was my plan. Get rid of the bad bod! I’m now actually having a complete week off 😊

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    Wow.. holy transformation 😲

    Well done..
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    That was my plan. Get rid of the bad bod! I’m now actually having a complete week off 😊

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    Great transformation 👍
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    Today’s workout
    Bench x2
    Shoulder press x2
    Row x2
    Squat x2
    Close grip bench x2
  • KayakerJoe
    KayakerJoe Posts: 80 Member

    Why x2?
    Today’s workout
    Bench x2
    Shoulder press x2
    Row x2
    Squat x2
    Close grip bench x2

  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    Why x2?
    Today’s workout
    Bench x2
    Shoulder press x2
    Row x2
    Squat x2
    Close grip bench x2

    What would you suggest?
  • KayakerJoe
    KayakerJoe Posts: 80 Member
    X3 at least.

    Or 5x5 is good and go heavy
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    KayakerJoe wrote: »
    X3 at least.

    Or 5x5 is good and go heavy

    Will do x3 sets next workout and add sets from there
  • CMB44512
    CMB44512 Posts: 70 Member
    I'm a dad. I don't seem to have dad bod. Does that make my body a faux pa?

    That is hysterical !
  • CMB44512
    CMB44512 Posts: 70 Member
    Yea, agreed, keep on the weights. Muscle burns fat dude.
    Best of luck
  • davew0000
    davew0000 Posts: 125 Member

    Will do x3 sets next workout and add sets from there

    To throw in a counter view... not that I particularly disagree with KayakerJoe...

    Resistance training is subject to the laws of diminishing returns and (to make up some numbers that are from memory roughly in the ballpark), 1x sets will get you 70% of the gains of 3x sets, and 2x about 90%.

    Here’s a link that includes research references.
    https://www.painscience.com/articles/strength-training-frequency.php

    3x will get better results, but not likely 3x better or faster results.
  • wiigelec
    wiigelec Posts: 502 Member
    If your training is trending you towards your goals it is probably enough. If it is not trending you towards your goals it might be time to reevaluate.
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    Today’s workout
    Deadlift x3
    Bench x3
    Row x3
    Curl x3
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    Today’s workout
    Overhead press x3
    Pull up x3
    Squat x3
    Short workout due to night shift
  • Scotty2HotPie
    Scotty2HotPie Posts: 140 Member
    Well done!!
  • Gymladmatt
    Gymladmatt Posts: 336 Member
    Update. Starting a slight calorie deficit today and going to start going for a jog/run twice per week. Not done any cardio in ages so will be a struggle! I’ve read before that running can affect muscle growth any truth in this?
  • recodeexistance
    recodeexistance Posts: 51 Member
    edited March 21
    Watching your post with interest, great work on the persistence; seems to be half the battle. Good question with the cardio stuff, been starting to consider that again too.

    Have you found implementing pull ups has helped you much so far? I follow the SL5X5 program, but trying to add a bit extra mass to the chest and shoulder by throwing 50 push ups to the end of each of my workout days.