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  1. #1
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    Default Trying Texas Method for 90 Days....

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    Previous Logs (from newest to oldest):
    Andy Baker's 14-week KISS made complicated
    Resolution 2019 - Get Stronger
    8-week surgery recovery log (no lifting)
    10-week pre-NLP plan (A.K.A. watch me do everything wrong!)
    Want to quit feeling like crap and improve diabetes...

    Current (somewhat pathetic) lifts, all 1RM in pounds:
    Deadlift: 320
    Squat: 242.5
    Chins: 232.3 (including bodyweight)
    Bench: 220
    Press: 135

    Current Body Stats:
    Age: 48
    Height: 5'9.7"
    Weight: 172.9lb
    Neck: 15.5"
    Waist: 32.25"
    Body Fat (by Navy Calculator): 13.0%
    LBM (by Navy Calculator): 150lb
    Average morning/fasting blood sugar: 106
    Total Weight Gain since starting NLP in December: -1.4lb (a loss)
    Total LBM Gain in same time period: 5lb

    Goals for these 90 days:
    1) Gain about 1/2lb per week, with at least 60% of that being lean body mass.
    2) Do not allow average fasting blood glucose to exceed 125mg/dl. If that happens, I need to adjust my diet in a manner that won't support Texas Method.
    3) Increase lifts to (all 5RM in pounds. Note that numbers above are 1RM, not 5RM, so they aren't directly comparable)
    - Deadlift 325
    - Squat 245
    - Chins 230
    - Bench 200
    - Press 135
    4) Improve squat technique. I'll be using light squat days to focus very hard on this, using paused, pin, tempo, or whatever I can to try and get my $*#cking squat in order.

    The Texas Method Variant I'm Using:
    - 4 workout cycle. I'll start with a 7-day Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, but may expand it to a 9-day cycle of Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Monday.
    - Starting with Bench focus, but will switch to press focus once my 5RM on bench hits 200. I'm anticipating that will happen quickly - within the first few weeks.
    - Day 1/Monday is Volume Bench, Volume Chins, Bicep/Tricep Accesssory Lifts, and Conditioning.
    - Day 2/Tuesday is Volume Squat and Light Deadlift
    - Day 3/Thursday is Volume Press, Light Squat, Light Chins, and Bicep/Tricep Accessory Lifts.
    - Day 4/Friday is Intensity Squat, Intensity Bench, and Intensity Deadlift
    - An extra day of conditioning is thrown in somewhere.

    If you've read this far and are interested, I log weekly here, but log workout-by-workout on Instagram as not.that.adam.levine.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B0vaZUqA...on_share_sheet
    Last edited by Adam Levine; 08-05-2019 at 07:14 AM. Reason: Added 100lb to my squat with a typo. I wish it was that easy....

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    Default Nutrition Addendum

    Just ratcheted up my MyFitnessPal nutrition targets for Texas Method:
    - 2900 calories
    - At least 215 protein per day. I almost always get more. Way more.
    - No more than 160 net carbs per day, with at least 50 fiber (so, 210 carbs, more if I eat more fiber).
    - The remainder of the calories can be spent on fat or protein as I see fit. STEAK!

    I'll adjust calories trying to gain 0.25-0.75lb per week.
    I'll adjust net carbs to try to keep my average fasting blood sugar under 125. It will certainly go up this cycle - no avoiding that with the extra calories.

    Crossing my fingers that my blood sugar lets me do this - I can't do Texas Method without at least a mild weight gain.

    -->Adam
    Last edited by Adam Levine; 08-05-2019 at 01:28 PM.

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    Default Week 33 of New Year's Resolution/Week 1 of Texas Method

    Week 33 of New Year's Resolution
    Week 1 of Texas Method


    Notes:
    - Misjudged start weight on bench.
    - Saw SSC Mia Inman on Saturday, who helped me with squat and bench form issues.
    - Lost 0.3lbs this week. Adding 100 calories per day.
    - Blood sugar is going up with diet as expected, but nothing to be concerned about yet.

    Monday 8/4:
    Volume Bench: 175x5x5
    Volume Chins: 211x4, 206x4, 201x4, 198.5x4, 196x4 (missed last rep on all sets)
    Dips: 203x5x2,3(weight was swinging and had to breifly adjust - making it x2,3 instead of x5), 181x10, 181x9
    Hammer Curls: 35x5, 30x8, 25x12R,11L
    Treadmill Sprints: 8.0MPH, 15deg incline, (20s-on, 2m-off)x7, max HR 174

    Tuesday, 8/5:
    Volume Squat: 180x5x5
    Light Deadlift: 215x5x2

    Wednesday 8/6:
    Light Tempo/Pin Squat: 135x3x5
    Light Bench: 145x5x2
    Treadmill Sprints: 8.0MPH, 15deg incline, (20s-on, 2m-off)x7, max HR 163

    Thursday 8/7:
    Missed workout - pushed most of this workout into Friday.

    Friday 8/8:
    Intensity Bench: 197.5x4 (missed last rep)
    Volume Press: 107.5x5x5
    Light/Unweighted Chins: 178x9,8,8
    Barbell Curl: 65x8, 62.5x8, 60x8
    DB Tricep Extension: 25x6R5L, 20x9, 20x7R8L

    Saturday 8/9 (with SSC Mia Inman):
    Intensity Squat: 205x5, 205x1
    Intensity Deadlift: 280x3, 250x5
    Technique/Uberlight Bench: 100x5

    Body Stats:
    Age: 48
    Height: 5'9.7"
    Weight: 172.6lb (Down 0.3lb)
    Neck: 15.5" (Unchanged)
    Waist: 32" (Down 1/4")
    Body Fat (by Navy Calculator): 12.5% (Down 0.5%)
    LBM (by Navy Calculator): 151lb (Up 1lb)
    Average morning/fasting blood sugar: 111 (up 6)
    Total Weight Gain since beginning LP: -1.7lb (a loss)
    Total LBM Gain since beginning LP: 6lb
    Weight Gain This Cycle: -0.3lb
    LBM Gain This Cycle: 1lb

    Diet Stats:
    Average calories/day: 3,007
    Average protein/day: 320g
    Average carbs/day: 242g
    Average fiber/day: 66g
    Average fat/day: 90g
    Supplementation and drugs:
    - 5,000 IU of Vitamin D per day
    - 1 Flintsones multivitamin/day
    - 10mg Atorvastatin/2 days
    - 1 OTC Omeprazole/2 days
    - 5g Creatine per day
    - 15tsp benefiber per day
    - 2g+ DHA and EPA per day, in the form of canned salmon

    Instagram posts for week:
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “աԾՐƙԾՄԵ 109 ԾԲ 150 First day of #texasmethod . Jam-packed and very hard workout. This is going to be a tough 90 days. . 5x5 bench.…”
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “Wの尺ズのひイ 110 のキ 150 . Volume squat - working hard on depth, but balance and knees were off... . And light deadlifts. I forgot my deadlift…”
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “Not workout 111 yet. . I missed today's workout 😱😠🥺😫🙈. Zack was up at 4am, and I took a day off work to go car shopping. Couldn't get into…”
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “ຟ໐rk໐นt 111 ໐f 150 . Failed my first intensity bench day 😫. I must have set the starting weight wrong - only got four... 😠😱. Failure…”
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “ῳơཞƙơųɬ 112 ơʄ 150 . Saw my coach, SSC Mia Inman for the first time in about three months. No video, but she helped me on squat and bench…”

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    Default Week 34 of New Year's Resolution/Week 2 of Texas Method

    Week 34 of New Year's Resolution
    Week 2 of Texas Method


    Notes:
    - Bench went badly, performing minor reset.
    - Chins went badly, performing minor reset.
    - Started using basement gym. Standing press solution didn't work and ended up doing seated presses.
    - Weight gain slightly faster than anticipated. Cutting 100 cals/day next week.
    - Blood sugar isn't going up nearly as much as I anticipated it would with the weight gain. That's good.

    Monday 8/11:
    Volume Bench: 177.5x5,5,5,4,5 (missed last rep on 4th set)
    Volume Chins: 214.8x1, 209.8x3, 204.8x4, 202.3x4, 179x4 (missed reps on every set - was going for x5)
    Dips: 207.3x5, 187.3x10, 184.8x10
    Hammer Curls: 35x6R,5L, 30x10, 25x12R,11L
    Skipped conditioning

    Tuesday, 8/12:
    Volume Squat: 185x5x5
    Light Deadlift: 220x5x2

    Wednesday 8/13:
    Miseed workout.

    Thursday 8/14:
    Light Pin Squat: 115x3x5
    Seated Press: 70x5, 75x5, 80x5, 85x5x4
    Unweighted Chins: 177.5x8x3
    Barbell Curl: 65x9, 62.5x9, 60x9
    Lying Tricep Extensions: 55x10x2, 55x12

    Friday 8/15:
    Intensity Squat: 210x5
    Intensity Bench: 197.5x3,1 (missed reps)
    Intensity Deadlift: 285x3, 255x5

    Body Stats:
    Age: 48
    Height: 5'9.7"
    Weight: 173.4lb (Up 0.8lb)
    Neck: 15.5" (Unchanged)
    Waist: 32" (Unchanged)
    Body Fat (by Navy Calculator): 12.5% (Unchanged)
    LBM (by Navy Calculator): 152lb (Up 1lb)
    Average morning/fasting blood sugar: 110 (down 1)
    Total Weight Gain since beginning LP: -0.9lb (a loss)
    Total LBM Gain since beginning LP: 7lb
    Weight Gain This Cycle: 0.5lb
    LBM Gain This Cycle: 2lb

    Diet Stats:
    Average calories/day: 2,979
    Average protein/day: 335g
    Average carbs/day: 230g
    Average fiber/day: 70g
    Average fat/day: 86g
    Supplementation and drugs:
    - 5,000 IU of Vitamin D per day
    - 1 Flintsones multivitamin/day
    - 10mg Atorvastatin/2 days
    - 1 OTC Omeprazole/2 days
    - 5g Creatine per day
    - 15tsp benefiber per day
    - 2g+ DHA and EPA per day, in the form of canned salmon

    Instagram posts for week:
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “ᘺᓍᖇᖽᐸᓍᑘᖶ 113 ᓍᖴ 150 . Did yesterday's workout today. . Volume bench. Forgot to breathe on the third set, missed a rep on the 4th, but got…”
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “ꅐꁏꋪꈵꁏꌈꋖ 114 ꁏꄙ 150 . Volume squat actually is starting to look decent. Hit depth, knees and back are solid. I need to visit my coach more…”
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “ꅐꉻꋪꀘꉻꀎ꓄ 115 ꉻꄟ 150 . First workout in basement gym. Still have to organize and figure things out. Supersetting squats with work isn't…”
    ᎪᎠᎪm ᏞᎬᏉᎥᏁᎬ on Instagram: “աԾՐƙԾՄԵ 116 ԾԲ 150 . Intensity day. . Squat went well. Depth looking good to me, and that's what I'm focusing on at the moment. . Bench…”
    Last edited by Adam Levine; Yesterday at 06:37 PM.

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