The Quest for Optimal Health #10

The Quest for Optimal Health #10

The progression continues. Short Read 1-3 mins.

By Cassius Fragomeni

The weight adds on

I was correct <3, I managed to put on some weight now increasing my intake. Not accounting for the bit of poop probably sitting in my gut I’m up to 65.7 kg I’ll take a safe bet to say that .2 of that is just sitting in my bowel and the rest is my actual weight meaning in that four day cycle I put on .5kg which is a pound!

I actually put on more weight then I predicted!

It’s probably due to the extra cheese I had while at my friends house and the extra bits of snacking I did here and there at work. So I know I’ll be gaining with this new eating regiment and I’m really happy to see my prediction was actually correct.

Gym Progress

Shoulder pulldown
First set 120lb 6 rep
Second set 120lb 5 rep
Third set 120lb 4 rep

Shoulder press (Lock set at 8)
First set 60lb6 rep
Second set 60lb 6 rep
Third set 60lb 5 rep

Tricep dumbbell kickbacks
First set 20lb 6 rep
Second set 20lb 6 rep
Third set 15lb 6 rep

Tricep pulldown
First set 55lb 6 rep
Second set 49lb 6 rep
Third set 49lb 4 rep

Chest press (Lock set at 3
First set 70lb 6 rep
Second set 60lb 4 rep
Third set 60lb 3 rep

Chest flys (Lock set at 3)
First set 120lb 6 rep
Second set 120lb 5 rep
*Noticed lock was set too high
Third set 120lb 5 rep

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Back/Abs/Biceps

Wide grip Pull ups 12/6/4

Seated row (Lock set at 3)
Set 1 90lb 6 rep
Set 2 90lb 6 reps
Set 3 90lb 6 rep

Bilateral arm curl
First set 50lb 6 rep
Second set 50lb 6 rep
Third set 50lb 6 rep

Situps/crunches
7minute grind

Bicep curls
First set 20lb 6 rep
Second set 20lb 6 rep
Third set 20lb 6 rep

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Lying Leg curl
First set 60kg 6 rep
Second set 60kg 6 rep
Third set 60kg 6 rep

Sitting Leg curl
First set 120lb 6 rep
Second set 120lb 6 rep
Third set 120lb 6 rep

Leg extension
First set 120lb 6 rep
Second set 120lb 6 rep
Third set 120lb 6 rep

Leg press
First set 190 6 rep
Second set 190 6 rep
Third set 190 6 rep

Squat rack
First set 120 6 rep
Second set 120 6 rep
Third set 120 6 rep

So whats new this week?

I realize now that my gym numbers are slightly inconsistent due to me not doing exercies in a set order. So now I’ve committed to an exact routine, I don’t want to go up in one exercise and down in another as it feels weird even though I know it was because I did X first and Y second. 

Overall though my strength is just piling on now!

I’m still breaking PR’s everyday in the gym which always feels fucking great, and my strength is going up so fast. I went to this place called Tobermory yesterday and there was this beautiful grotto. I swam around and noticed while I was climbing the rocks how much stronger I am now. I was basically bouldering which felt fucking super epic to be able to do <3!

Moving forward I’ll be continuing on the same 3000 calorie diet this next cycle and I’ll probably try and amp things up next week when I do my second costco run. Until then though the grind continues inch by inch moving forward I will achieve my goals through sheer determination :).

16 Days in the gym, progress is stacking up and I’m beginning to add on weight. Things are going exactly as planned all that is left is to keep it up.

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