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  1. Bit the bullet and signed up to a real gym yesterday, woke up at the crack ass of dawn to work out before going to work. It's a small overall gym but they have a kickass powerlifting room with nothing but bars/racks/bumper plates. Actually looking forward to legs day now lol.
  2. Top speed limiter in the ECU perhaps?
  3. My dad did his astrophotography at Big Bend national park in TX. Closest town from his spot was a 30 minute drive and even it was a tiny town.
  4. This part was my downfall. I didn't want to put back the original parts for the mechanical stuff like steering/brakes/suspension especially since once you upgrade one thing, other parts need upgrading to match the physical parts in order to bolt together correctly.
  5. 205 bench last week with a 315 squat yesterday(on a Smith machine FYI). Going for a 215 bench tonight. edit: 215 bench complete, 225 next week.
  6. I didn't get a choice, I still had to keep wrenchin' in this heat to pay the bills.
  7. It's definitely feeling good so far, gains are coming regularly and my joints have been getting stronger as well. Really feeling the limits of my tiny apartment gym.
  8. Squat is up to 285lbs and I got bench up to 210lbs on the Smith machine which probably means 185ish using a standard barbell lol. A surprising change is that my knees feel so much better than they did prior to starting my latest workout regimen, so much so that I hardly take naproxen anymore. Shoulders have been ok though I got some excessive soreness in my right rotator cuff after doing heavy squat(go figure) two cycles ago. Went away by the following cycle. Did a 115lb x3 OHP which felt great even though I wasn't totally fresh as I had just done a full chest cycle the day before. PB was 135 which would be great to get back to soon.
  9. With much respect I don't let people tell me I can't do something especially when it is between me and the goals I've made for myself. I might not be able to lift what Arnold was doing back in his prime, yet, but I will continue to work hard and improve as the journey is the most important part. The best part of Arnold's Blueprint is how it pairs muscle groups so that the primary movers are always as fresh as possible to perform the lift while the secondaries and the stabilizers have the opportunity to rest between sets and supersets. Before when I was doing push/pull workouts I was finding that my arms were totally burned out before I ever even got to them in the circuit whereas now they feel strong going into each set. My shoulders too have not been giving me any issues like they've done in the past. Right now the biggest issue I'm dealing with is that I'm outgrowing the free apartment gym already and will likely have to sign up to a real gym soon which I'm not happy about both for financial reasons plus my enjoyment of smaller crowds over larger crowds. There is a Globo-Gym wannabe right down the street that is comically huge just like in Dodgeball lol, but turns out I have one neighbor who's a member and another neighbor who actually works there as their chiropractor and he's already done some work on my back so if I can get a decent membership deal I may make that plunge.
  10. Bench and overhead press are weak AF but I got my squat up to 275lbs for a single then did 225x5. Not easy to do deadlift in my tiny apartment gym but I gave it a go and did 225lbs but I seriously need a coach to correct my form so I'll save that for later.
  11. The fact that the driveshaft is just one part of the driveline and that the axle(and engine/trans) can move around when the vehicle is being driven is why clocking the driveshaft is a thing. Another very important thing for a smooth driveline is pinion angle and this is adjusted with either adjustable upper control arm(preferable) or adjustable lowers.
  12. Getting back into the swing of things, actually using a Terminator-inspired photoshoot as my motivation. I somehow retained some mass and definition from my previous years of lifting but I am only a few weeks into the end of a two year hiatus. I have some very fit model friends who have jumped at the idea of helping me on this shoot journey so that is helping me stay excited too. Using the OG blueprint method from the man himself, AHnold. Day 1: Chest, Back, Abs Barbell bench press (with stripping method) barbell incline bench press dumbbell fly dumbbell pull-over pull-up (wide-grip) bent over barbell row bent over two-dumbbell row hanging leg raise Day 2: Arms and Shoulders: Clean and press standing dumbbell press front dumbbell raise side lateral raise upright barbell row barbell curl (1-10 method) incline dumbbell curl concentration curl close-grip barbell bench press lying triceps press dumbbell one-arm triceps extension palms-up and palms-down barbell wrist curl over a bench decline crunch Day 3: Legs Barbell squat stiff-legged barbell deadlift good morning barbell lunge leg extension seated leg curl standing calf raise seated calf raise cable crunch
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