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Who here makes consistent gains on the road? My bench has stalled down from 315 to 290, maxes on other lifts also all down 10% but not falling more. Just don’t have the energy

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Same, my bench has dropped from 600 to 585 though

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290, jeez, why even get out of bed in the morning. So weak...

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P1 must look like Johnny Bravo - skippin leg day brah!!

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We have very similar numbers. How can I get a good workout when the dumbbells max out at 50 pounds in the hotel gym?!

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You have to hit your heavy lifts on the weekend. Assuming you travel home thursdays. Friday is a back bi day and Saturday heavy chest. Sunday hit tricep and shoulder. Monday travel day is shot. Take Tuesday and just get some abs/quick cardio in. Wednesday get in the hotel gym and do chest Tri bi. Given the weights are so low in the hotels, it will be light weight and focus on explosion. Do a lot of pushups on wed as well. I have done this routine for a few years now and it works

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Yeah you the mountain from game of thrones?^

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That’s a solid schedule, but frankly consistent heavily lifts on the weekend is just unrealistic. Too often doing activities or a little hungover and so the weekends used to be my light days because I couldn’t fit in anything else.

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I need people who care about the gym as my management. It’d be a perfect world, we all get off and go do that rather than go to some bar or awful restaurant. Should we start another firm?

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Leg day is for the birds and people who weren’t athletes in college who “found” themselves when they decided that lifting and being in shape was cool after high school. Lol but in all seriousness, if you want to keep your bench up and you travel, you Gota skip leg day. I doubt anyone on this app is going to get big enough where people look at them and think “top heavy”

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Curls for the girls and squats for the thots... you know what it is 💪

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22 oz beer mug curls work for me

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Has your training frequency or intensity changed? How about your body weight? When I loose body weight my bench takes a big hit

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Accenture 1: get a gym membership, I prefer lifetime

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Yeah it’s impossible unless you find an actual gym, and more difficult, the time. Very sad tbh, you can certainly maintain with weekends but any kind of gains seem to be a sacrifice of the job.

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Sign at Johnny Lats, 24 hour gym in Union Square NYC I used to work out at in the 90’s. Total roid-monster and famous model gym. Tyson Beckford and Markus Schenkenburg types, plus many many many guys who looked Gambino: IF YOU’RE NOT DOIN SQUATS, YOU AIN’T WORKING OUT

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Haha EY1 I feel you, it is definitely difficult if you are getting after it on the weekends but even if you go hard Friday, should be able to recover and crush a preworkout to get in a good lift Saturday afternoon before you fire it up again

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BCG1 must be a squid . Amazing that people care about their bodies and fitness eh?

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If OP fell to 185 he would weep like a wee girl.

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Bodyweight is down 10lbs since starting, just don’t have the time to gorge myself and I’m in a shitty midwestern area with no food choices I like.

Spent two years on the road went from 315 to barely being able to hit 275 these days, squat and deadlift dropped off massively too. Once I realized I couldn’t train how I use to I decided to get more into high cardio workouts. Now I hardly lift anymore😞

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