My muscles are screaming!!!

So far I have completed the 2nd cycle through the German Volume Training exercises. In the second cycle of the routine I did not want to give up on my 6th set.  

The amount of volume does seem excessive so I am curious to see if I make much gains in physical size and muscular strength.  One bit of good news though, I gained 2 more pounds.  It could be a fluke or it could be the training; too early to tell.

-Daniel 

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Pump Up The Volume!

I’ve lifted for many years of my life, most of it was just when I was a kid in middle school and high school.  Though I used to do more of a daily split training now I am more of a full body workout kind of guy.  I have been getting a bit tired of my 5×5 routine.  Lifting heavy weights is fun. I like becoming stronger  but I want more aesthetic gains.  With this concern I told my brother and he assured me German Volume Training was my answer.  

I was a little hesitant at first going to a weight only %60 of my one rep max but when performed for 10 sets of 10 repetitions this routine really kicks some ass. Not many workouts have made me want to give up in the middle of the routine but this one has made me want to quit on both chest/back day and leg day.  The amount of muscle fatigue is amazing and the burning is unimaginable. I have not completed the other days of the routine yet, but I am going to give this a go for 6 weeks.  

The hype on the workout says that an advanced trainee can gain over 10 pounds in 6 weeks.  Since I am a beginner maybe I will be able to put even more size on my one day manly frame.  I am hoping that by the 6th and 7th of September I am bigger and trimmer for the International Moustache Championships which I will be attending and hopefully dressing as a later 1800s bodybuilder.

This is what the workout looks like:

Day 1 Chest/Back:

Decline bench press 10 Sets of 10 Reps
Chinups or close grip lat pulldowns 10 Sets of 10 Reps
Incline d-bell fly 3 Sets of 10-12 Reps
D-bell row 3 Sets of 10 Reps

Day 2 Legs/Abs:
Squats 10 Sets of 10 Reps
Laying Leg Curls 10 Sets of 10 Reps
Calf Raises 3 sets of 10 Reps
15 minutes varied floor ab work

Day 3 Rest:

Day 4 Shoulders and Arms:
Dips 10 Sets of 10 Reps
Barbell Curls 10 Sets of 10 Reps
Bent-Over Dumbbell Lateral Raises 3 sets of 10
Seated Dumbbell Lateral Raises 3 Sets of 10

Day 4 Rest:

Day 5 start all over again

 

After the next 6 weeks I will post more pics so that we can see if the training pushes this vegan bod further.  I will now leave us with a picture of Arnold.  -daniel

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Whoa it’s been a minute

Hey y’all! I don’t have a lot of time but wanted to give a fast update! I have been super busy with trying to move into a new place. It has basically consumed all of my time with packing and all that fun moving related stuff. I have had limited access to my computer and a chance to blog. I plan to start twice a week updates once I get all moved in to the new place on Wednesday! Super excited! I have some awesome recipes I’ve found and one of my own creations. First update once I am moved in will be a step by step on how to make my Hungry Man Scramble! I will attempt to approximate calories too for anyone that’s counting. That’s all I have time for now followers. Better updates coming soon!

JP