Tighter and tighter..... slowly... less is more at this point. Ate once today, 4 Greek yogurt and 5 rice cakes pre-gym. 10oz turkey post workout. No more food until around 8/9pm. Just LOTS of water (already 1 gal deep)....
This is my "JUST BARELY ALMOST MISSED THE FLIGHT BY 2 MINUTES FACE". Yea I know so save it. Feeling good about my look time to get to work alls good 😈
My absolute favorite look iv ever brought to stage. Best placing? No. needed to be leaner and harder and had a slight film of water as well... but this was what I always envisioned and expected of myself. . To ME this is bodybuilding for me. My shape, fullness, balance, muscularity, and flow was as good as I'd ever hoped for for my physique. Is it better now, yes in every aspect. But this was
Alright who wants to see a rematch this weekend?!
Great job @vladpetric and @mattjansen8 taking the light heavy and overall at the perennially difficult Eastern USA Championships which probably has produced more pro cards than any other show. Onwards to #npcnationals #npcnationals2017 6 days! Not coming off that gas one bit.
You want the absolute hardest quad Squat possible? It's this variation of the smith front squat. It removes all other muscle groups mechanically and forces the quads to do a very large % of the work. It's close to a sissy Squat, but not quite since you keep your heels down and can load it substantially more! Follow below... 🔴 stand with feet inside shoulder width and directly under the bar....
Ok last one as you can see im flat as fuck and smoked... did this all fasted too! Time to eat!
Fuck it... after 1.5hrs of programming front squats with probably 30 sets of 135, then playing with 225 and 315, why not drop back to 225 for a few front and back Squat supersets to burn some calories and get some crazy EPOC going and set metab on fire all day... crunch time 😈 . #teamprofx #npcnationals #npcnationals2017 #makeitharder #neverstopworking
Playing with my new favorite movement. Check story for progression. Yes I coulda got more reps or gone to 405 but I'm 10 days out and not THAT stupid 😳🙈😂
I guess I was kinda hard... this photographer has skills. #mpa #mpaconditioning #mattporterapproved #teamprofx @mattporterapproved
Last leg workout of prep and likely 2017! And last heavy set of legs period. Didn't feel heavy, but pretty lean and dry... supports set for safety snd I felt a tweak on 3 so let go. Felt the weight that was enough. God says back off so that's what I did...Works done and workout accomplished.
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Want to congratulate client @boudy23 on his win at Western Michigan this weekend. Two weeks ago he was approached and complimented by Jay Cutler on his condition and took a tough 2nd to eventual overall winner. So what did we do... try to improve on it... and did. Last night he won his class and could have argued the overall again, but very happy and proud of what he accomplished.... with CF an
Soon to be revealed...
The isometric contraction against the rack is like no other..... what a way to finish the workout! Well technically I dropped back and did a high rep set after this... . #teamprofx #staystrong #trainhard #dontbackoff #dancewiththeonethatbroughtyou
When your color game is just on point . #teamprofx #pink @bevsgym #eastcoastmecca #colorgame
Break the rules. Go against the grain. Dare to be innovative and improve on what's accepted. SECOND Hard leg day in 2 days. If I can't have fun with this I don't want to do it! . After 455x8 ham/glute dominant Squats moved to pause Wedge Squats (slanted platform elevating heels and shifting stress to quad) 405 then 315 supersetted with a hybrid hack/sissy Squat (feet on floor) it allows you to
Legs day two. Don't try this at home! Flat shoe no heel elevation (shift stress to ham/glute slightly) and 455x8 (+50 from yesterday). Now moving to Wedge Squat supersetted with seated hacks for quad... this is how I keep my legs big and get lean. Nothing burns calories like training legs!!! . #teamprofx
Cool video edit @vladpetric put together for me of my 3minute 76 rep drop set to end legs 18 days out. Reps are purposely short and controlled to keep constant tension 100% on the quads (occlusion effect). Extremely painful. Hams and glutes will be hit tonight or early tomorrow. Video's 2/3/4 show real time true rep speed so you can get a feel for what I am doing.... man this really sucked I wo
18 days to showtime #npcnationals #npcnationals2017 not trying to be superman, but instead making the weight feel heavy. Squeezing throughout, controlling the eccentric, not pausing at the top, and holding form TIGHT.... followed up with cannonball Squats for more quad targeting....ignore the belly iv got digestive issues and was flared up today. Last vids just cuz you can see glute striations t
And she's by my side suffering with me. We're both down for the count... time to eat, recover and relax.....
How to get big legs. . Step 1- load the leg press Step 2- go wide and deep (I call these Cade Zook's) Step 3- rack the leg curl Step 4- do legs back to back days (jury is out on this)
Been a while since we did this. Finishing up the season right! Couldn't live let alone succeed without her. My rock, my heart, my soul. Forever❤️ . #teamprofx #love #eternallove #soulmate #unicorn #bugatti
My baby @flimalove_ is a beeeeeust!
can't wait for my rematch with @justinmaki_ "I'm comin for your front double let's go!"😈 . #teamprofx
Or as @mountaindog1 would say a DONT NEGLECT YOUR LEG CURLS! Personally my favorite is a standing kickback/curl hybrid (ham not only flexes the knee but extends the hip, this does BOTH simultaneously!). Gotta stay strong! . #teamprofx
Little lighter, little slower, little deeper... too lean and dry to not be safe...
Definitely not breaking any PR's with 22 days to go, but still dancin with the one who brung me..... . #teamprofx #npcnationals #npcnationals2017 #donteaseup #keepworkinghard #dowhatittakes
Am I cheating? 🤔🤔🤔 check my story 😉
Try it... dare ya 😉... tag me for proof
Who did it better? #teamprofx @itz_lil_tony
Omfg my boy @itz_lil_tony dressed like me for Halloween 😂😂😂😂 . #teamprofx #epic
Well things don't always go as planned...sometimes they go BETTER. If you saw my story I had planned workout 1 to be just a primer..... but as I pyramid up I became stronger and stronger and wasn't going to miss an opportunity just based on a piece of paper written plan. This was a PURE quad workout (trust me if it shifted to posterior even a little I would have been hurt). . I had injured my ad
Can't state enough the power of positivity and belief in yourself. Taylor @aestheticz_ always makes lemonade from lemons. No matter the situation he finds the positive and is sure itl improve. I'm damn proud of him for this one... his back is as stubborn a body part as a competitor can have and dreads having.... yet he stayed focused and determined and chipped away.... dare I say it's almost...
Follow his peak on my story live. No hocus pocus... with explanations @boudy23 . *disclaimer: pics lightened(not enhanced) due to dark lighting hiding detail*
Repost from @shawnssmith87 we discussed a while ago that he recently posted in his story. Iv had this written into client programs for a while now. Mind you I want the form slightly tighter for safety, but this is the form and ROM I want on "partial rep weighted pull-ups". Overloads the teres and outer lats like you wouldn't believe and will make you WIDE! Due to short ROM you want more time un
#tbt to when I could have probably done well in classic....
@boudy23 2 days out... what you say we finally add some carbs today after under 100g most of last 3-4wks (besides refeeds) and see how this gets nastier 😈 . Light 400 today to get the process moving then a slight increase tomorrow. Amounts will be decided based on response to today and fats will go up as well. No magic, just a little more of what we have been doing all along. Effective and pred
Throwback to NJ State Heavyweight and Overall Championship 2009. My first big bodybuilding goal id set long before and worked towards and attained. Used to lead my front double with this transition... might bring it back! Attached another pic from different show same pose. What you think? . #teamprofx #bringitback #classic #aesthetics
I don't normally take on non competitor clients, but as iv always said if you want something get it. @jermbeats came at me friendly, confident and determined. My client @bigv5797 was making such good progress he asked who his coach was. Vince told him BB's only, but that didn't stop him. When i said BB's only that didn't stop him... so I said you know what fuk it let's get jacked. . Dude works