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Joe Lyon
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« on: October 20, 2014, 08:15:22 AM »

Morning all. Been a long, long while since I last posted here.
I've been meaning to set up a journal for some time but never got round to it. Hope you enjoy  Cool

My stats as of today
Height 5.11 (never going to change but meh)
Weight 86.8 fasted
Waist 32
Chest 42
Shoulders circumference 51
Biceps flexed 16 (barely)
Forearms 13.5
Thighs 23.5
Calves 15.8
Neck 16 (pencil)

My goal is not to use weight as a guideline for muscle gains or fat loss, rather I'll be taking my measurements in particular my waist, thighs and shoulder circumference in order to achieve the shape I want xman style!

Another tool I'll be using is intermittent fasting ala eat stop eat which involves a 24hr fast once or twice a week while eating to maintenance on my higher kcal days.

No supps involved just abit of monohydrate and a protein powder if I get lazy.

First day of training. Not good. Owner had forgotten the keys. Not amused to say I get up at 5 to get there.  Cry

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 09:27:08 AM »

Welcome back! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 09:58:50 AM »

Welcome back cherub  Grin Cool
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 10:11:19 AM »

welcome back pal, loved ya other journals, hopefully get a session in sometime in the near future at your place or mine.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 10:21:25 AM »

Thank you fellas (ladyfella). Appreciate the welcome Smiley

Lewis, let me what days you're available and should be able to sort something out soonish!
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 10:51:52 AM »

First session of the journal
Lower body at 6am

Squats
110 x 13
115 x 13
120 x 13

Lying leg curls
45kg
35kg

Toe press
280kg
240kg

Leg press
240kg
200kg

Stiff leg deadlifts
2 sets of 80kg

Good session, worked abit of sweat but Yeh Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 05:47:35 AM »

Stats taken today
Weight 86 fasted
Waist 31.5
Chest 41.9
Shoulder circumference 51.2
Bicep flexed 16
Forearm 13.5
Quads 23.8
Calves 15.8
Neck 16

So some very slight improvement in shoulder circumference and upper Thigh, chest has a very slight decrease which is fine as long as it isn't a trend and waist has gone down half an inch so far I'll take that Smiley

 I started fasting from Tuesday at 8pm to Wednesday 7.30pm. It was an okay break from eating plus I kept my mind off it by doing some Xmas shopping which im usually quite meh for.

Got training abit later and it's another leg session which I'll post later after work Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 01:53:42 PM »

Legs

Squat
120 x 8
130 x 8
140 x 8

Leg curl
55kg
45kg

Toe press
300kg
260kg

Leg press
240kg
200kg

Stiff leg deadlifts
2 sets of 80 kg
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 08:18:01 PM »

good to see you back posting mate
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Joe Lyon
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 08:01:13 AM »

Cheers Scott Smiley

Well new training programme must be working. Was given keys to open up the gym today, wanting to sneak an early training session. The key decides to snap on me as u turn it in the keyhole. Suffice to say no training will commence today. Fml!
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 11:34:41 AM »

What is the general basis of the diet at the moment buddy?
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2014, 12:50:28 PM »

Tbh it's got virtually no structure whatsoever when it comes to how I eat.
I haven't tracked macros for a long time and I'm no longer a fan of bulking unless I'm at an all you can eat then game on. 
I do make sure that I eat plenty of fruit and veg and a modest amount of protein. I judge how much I eat based on my waist measurements. If it goes over a couple of inches I taper calories down and vice versa if I go under. I find this less stressful than counting calories and macros Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 01:01:35 PM »

Why did you decide to use the fasting protocol Joe? What's the purpose of it or what do you find the benefit?
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2014, 01:11:13 PM »

Thanks Joe, in the FB pics I have been seeing you do look in fine fettle! I noted how you are holding a nice shape compared to previous bulks buddy.

Glad you are journalling, taken some of my greatest fun things from you in the past. I think the card game was one of yours for squats a few years ago
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2014, 01:21:32 PM »

I originally started as a bit of self experiment. The idea was to extend the times between meals eg every 3-4 hours to every 6-7 so it wasn't true if by any means at this point but I pushed the envelope to see how far I could go. (longest I fasted for was 40 hrs and I'll never do it again as it interfered too much). I kinda got to a point where I had a reduced appetite and still plenty of energy to go about my days and train so kinda went with it.

The purpose of it really is just an easy way to manage my calorie intake and the biggest benefit I get is flexibility of not worrying about what to eat, where or when.

I've practice this for over a year now and have read up on enough research that fasts won't eat muscle provided I'm training hard enough and don't go stupid with chronically low food intakes.
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