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Mike Ruggiera

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  8/23/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Where is Mike Ruggiera now? ...

  8/23/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/21 shoulders and triceps...

  8/21/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/20 upper back...

  8/18/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/17 chest...

  8/16/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/14 legs...

  8/15/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/13 tri's and shoulders...

  8/12/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/11 back work...

  8/11/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/10 chest...

  8/11/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/7 triceps...

  8/11/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/6 upper back...

  8/5/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/3 chest...

  8/1/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
legs and biceps...

  8/1/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/31 tri's and shoulders...

  7/30/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/29 upper back...

  7/30/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/27 chest...

  7/30/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/24 legs and biceps...

  7/24/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/23 tri's and shoulders...

  7/24/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/22 upper back...

  7/22/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/20 chest...

  7/18/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/17 shoulders and triceps...

  7/18/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/14 upper back...

  7/18/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/13 chest...

  7/9/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/7 upper back...

  7/9/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/6 chest...

  7/3/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/3 legs...

  7/3/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
7/2 tri's and shoulders...

  7/1/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/30 back...

  7/1/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/29 chest...

  6/28/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/27 legs ...

  6/26/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
video of hack squat...

  6/26/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
so far this week......

  6/22/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/19 legs ...

  6/20/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/18 shoulders and triceps...

  6/17/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/16 upper back...

  6/16/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/15 DE Benchin'...

  6/14/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last weeks training...

  6/5/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/4 upper back...

  6/4/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/3 legs...

  6/2/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
6/1 chest stuff...

  6/1/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/31 rack pulls and biceps...

  5/29/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/29 shoulders and triceps...

  5/29/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/28 legs...

  5/27/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/26 chest...

  5/27/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/22 shoulders and triceps...

  5/27/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/21 squats...

  5/21/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/20 upper back...

  5/21/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/18 bench work...

  5/21/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/16 Legs...

  5/16/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/15 arms and shoulders...

  5/12/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/12 back stuff...

  5/12/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/11 benchin'...

  5/9/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/8 triceps...

  5/9/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/7 legs...

  5/9/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/4 benchin' stuff...

  5/4/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/2 squat and deadlift...

  5/4/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
5/1 shoulders and tri's...

  4/29/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/28 bench work and bi's...

  4/27/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back...

  4/26/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/25 tri's and shoulders...

  4/25/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/24 legs and some pulling...

  4/21/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/21 benchin' and biceps...

  4/21/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/20 upper back...

  4/18/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/17 shoulders and triceps...

  4/17/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/16 legs and bi's...

  4/16/2009 -  From:James / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, do you think that the Nolvadex made you feel fatigued at all? I know that you said that the HCG made you moody, but it seems like the Nolvadex makes me want to sleep 12 hours a day. ...

  4/15/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/14 chest stuff...

  4/15/2009 -  From:Tom T. / Mike Ruggiera
Hey Mike: Glad you are back posting. Are you going to compete in lighter divisions? Captain Kirk dropped weight and kicked but in a lighter division. Could you make 275's? thanks, Tom...

  4/15/2009 -  From:Len / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, Congratulations on your impending fatherhood. Len...

  4/15/2009 -  From:Danny Gallagher / Mike Ruggiera
Hi Mike.......Please give me an example of a 3 day per week routine for putting on a lot of muscle.....I have access to dumbells, Olympic set , benches and a power rack with chinup bar....I DONT H...

  4/14/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/13 upper back... took it easy...

  4/12/2009 -  From:Steve / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, It's good to have you back on the site updating your log. I am absolutely amazed at how strong you are considering you have taken it a little easier lately when trying to get your wife pregn...

  4/12/2009 -  From:ben / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, do you post videos of your training anywhere? You should definitely take video of some of your stuff. Would love to see 515x18!...

  4/11/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/11 some light pulls and tricep work...

  4/11/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/10 Shoulders...

  4/11/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/9 Legs...

  4/11/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
4/7 Chest and some shirt work...

  4/6/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back today...

  4/4/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
shoulders yesterday, rack pulls and tri's today... and some great news!...

  4/2/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last two workouts...

  3/31/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
3/30 Upper Back...

  3/28/2009 -  From:Andrew / Mike Ruggiera
Mike: Glad you're back! What are your training goals now? I remember back before you stopped posting you were losing weight. Any meets coming up in the 275s? Thanks!...

  3/28/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
3/28 Deadlifting...

  3/28/2009 -  From: / Mike Ruggiera
3/27 shoulders and triceps...

  3/28/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, I remember reading in your logs a while back that you had to go on a medication regimine for fertility. I believe it was HCG and nolvadex. I have to make some lifestyle changes for a while an...

  3/26/2009 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Last few days......

  12/29/2008 -  From:Nathan / Mike Ruggiera
Hey Mike, I was wondering if you could give a sample day/menu of what your diet roughly looked like when you pushed your bodyweight up to around 320. Just wanted to see the volume of food it took for ...

  12/20/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last few workouts...

  12/20/2008 -  From:justin buckels / Mike Ruggiera
mike can you give the best ways to devolp speed like your favrite dynamic exercise that worked and defently plyos what works the best...

  12/20/2008 -  From:blake b / Mike Ruggiera
Hey Mike, Congrats on your first evil black rifle. I'm advising you to stay away from AR15.com or you may become afflicted with BRD (black rifle disease). I got my first one last year and bought a ...

  12/16/2008 -  From:Clayton Basham / Mike Ruggiera
Nice AR-15. What brand did you go with? Ive owned a couple ARs in my life. Is this you first assault rifle?...

  12/16/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
12/15 shoulders, triceps and my new toy ...

  12/16/2008 -  From:Mark / Mike Ruggiera
Hi Mike, How is your hip feeling? You write about the trouble it has recently given you. What is the cause/ diagnosis? I noticed you are changing your workouts and you are going in a new directi...

  12/10/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back stuff...

  12/9/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last couple of workouts, the flu bug and a new direction...

  12/3/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last couple of workouts...

  11/29/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
this week was a mess for training...

  11/26/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
yesterday's workout continued...

  11/25/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
lower back and hip pain...

  11/21/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
triceps and shoulders...

  11/19/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
chest and back workouts...

  11/19/2008 -  From:mark / Mike Ruggiera
Hi Mike, I read your training logs often, they give me great insight into my training and I incorporate a lot of your methods into my workouts. I've read about your tricep recently. Have you had an...

  11/15/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
yesterday and today...

  11/13/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
curls, abs and neck...

  11/11/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
chest and back workouts...

  11/8/2008 -  From:Scott Kelly / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, how's it going brother? Thinking back to your days at westside, how would you decide what your opening deadlift was considering how little you pulled? Also, when pulling from the floor, did you ...

  11/8/2008 -  From:mark / Mike Ruggiera
Does standing overhead barbell presses increase your bench? I found that when I switched back to standing overhead presses that my bench started to move again. My bench stalled out for the last 6 mont...

  11/8/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
I made it in...

  11/5/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
monday's workout...

  11/1/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
yesterday and today...

  11/1/2008 -  From:James / Mike Ruggiera
After reading Louie Simmons article in PLUSA today called "the forgotten weapon" I am confused. He states that at Westside they deadlift at least once a week and sometimes twice.......but ive read ma...

  11/1/2008 -  From:Jon / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, you never say in your log what the weights are that you are pressing, but have mentioned how bad you bench has been lately. Nothing has worked? What weight are you using? What were you press...

  10/30/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last two workouts...

  10/27/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Benchin'... is in the toilet...

  10/25/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
yesterday and today...

  10/24/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
added another day 10/23...

  10/24/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Big Mike, I am a SHW (BW 330) and i am having some squat gear issues. Ive noticed that my squat actually feels more uncomfortable when I have more gear on. I am now experimenting with losing brie...

  10/21/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
back work...

  10/20/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
benchin'(not much)...

  10/18/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
squats...

  10/17/2008 -  From:john / Mike Ruggiera
When is it most beneficial to use bands vs. chains? Do you use one for speed and the other for max effort, or can they be interchanged? Thank you John...

  10/17/2008 -  From:John / Mike Ruggiera
Hey Mike, First off, I am a big fan of your log. I have followed your training advice on this and another popular forum for lifters... My question is regarding the neck machine. I do have one at...

  10/17/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Da'Flu...

  10/11/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
squats w/video...

  10/9/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
speed bench, tri's and shoulders...

  10/7/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back...

  10/6/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
chest work...

  10/4/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
squats...

  10/2/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
speed work on the bench, shoulders and tri's...

  10/2/2008 -  From:David / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, What did you to do to get rid of your neck? I'm getting tired of having one. Good luck with a quick tricep rehabilitation....

  10/1/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
back stuff...

  9/29/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
chest trainin' and another pic of yours truly...

  9/28/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
day at the pool...

  9/27/2008 -  From:IDK / Mike Ruggiera
mike, lose too much weight and izzy's boyfriends aren't gonna be scared of you. we dont want that now do we? on the plus side, dave, jim, and marc have all done fantastic with the weight loss and ...

  9/27/2008 -  From:jim voronin / Mike Ruggiera
Big Mike: Been doing the elliptical and watching my portions; that's been a big help. Doing cardio and shorter, 45 min to an hour weight sessions. BP is low, pulse is good, and I'm feeling great. No...

  9/27/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
squats 9/26...

  9/25/2008 -  From:Derek / Mike Ruggiera
Big Mike, I read your reply to Jon Bernor the other day...I hope you don't stop competing, you're not done yet. I met you a few times at the Ironhouse meets...(I live in Buffalo & used to train wi...

  9/25/2008 -  From:Tye / Mike Ruggiera
hey Mike maybe you should give Wendlers 5,3,1 program a try. Maybe a change and laid out %'s to follow might help that bench out....

  9/25/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
shoulders and tri's...

  9/24/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Mmmmmmm.... Milkshake!...

  9/23/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
yesterday and today...

  9/21/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
past workouts and the wind storm...

  9/20/2008 -  From:john bernor / Mike Ruggiera
Hey big Mike,,How have you been...hopefully i will see you within the next few years,,lol. the mccaslins run some great meets in trybes hills ny that should only be about 4 hours from you,they even ha...

  9/20/2008 -  From:Hulkone / Mike Ruggiera
Is it true that your daughter made advances toward my son. You keep that harlet Izzy away from Charlie, I am teaching him enough bad things on my own. What's up dude, give me a call so we can catch ...

  9/13/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
squattin' and pullin'...

  9/12/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
shoulders, tri's and some coaching...

  9/12/2008 -  From:John / Mike Ruggiera
How do you squat with you torn tricep? How is the tricep doing after a month? Do you have any competitions on the horizon? ...

  9/11/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Steve MacDonald interview on ESPN...

  9/10/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back work ...

  9/8/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
benchin' and tricep work...

  9/6/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
squats...

  9/3/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back and stuff...

  9/1/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Benchin'...

  8/30/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
some tricep and shoulders 8/29...

  8/28/2008 -  From:Greg / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, I have noticed that you do a lot of bent rows in your training. This is something that I have recently added back to my workouts to primarily help my bench stability and to just get a bigger...

  8/27/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back and bi's...

  8/27/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
chest and some tricep rehab b.s. 8/26...

  8/23/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
squats, upper back...

  8/22/2008 -  From:Derek / Mike Ruggiera
Mike, Do you think you'd ever train box squats again? I remember when you did that 995 box squat without wraps a few years back...unreal. That & your belt squats...we had a belt squat machine at o...

  8/22/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
shoulder and tri's...

  8/20/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Squats...

  8/20/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
this and that 8/19...

  8/20/2008 -  From:troy merriam / Mike Ruggiera
Fact or fiction?...mike is it true that i'm way stronger than you and much better looking?..lol...well much better looking anyways. just taking a second to let ya know im still keepin tabs on ya...and...

  8/20/2008 -  From:Tim / Mike Ruggiera
Hurcules Gym, Tommy Walker with the spot! Take care of yourself Big Mike....

  8/16/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
yesterday and today...

  8/14/2008 -  From:Joe Riddle / Mike Ruggiera
Biggin'!!! I thought we already discussed that you no longer need to do direct tricep and shoulder work. Seriously my brother, you can't get those bastards any bigger without tearing the tissue around...

  8/13/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last two workouts...

  8/8/2008 -  From:Bill Lawlor / Mike Ruggiera
Good to hear that its just a muscle belly tear and no surgery needed.Now i havnt reached your level although i'll try until it kills me so feel free to tell me to fuck off but why take the risk with a...

  8/7/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back...

  8/7/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
pic of tricep tear...

  8/6/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Squats... just squats...

  8/2/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
8/1 Shit Happened...

  7/31/2008 -  From: / Mike Ruggiera
finishing up yesterday's workout...

  7/30/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Squats...

  7/30/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Benchin' 7/29...

  7/26/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back...

  7/26/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
shoulders and tri's 7/25...

  7/24/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Goofed off...

  7/24/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Squats 7/23...

  7/22/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Bench...

  7/19/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back...

  7/19/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Drained...

  7/16/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Squats...

  7/16/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Benchin' and stuff...

  7/12/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
upper back work...

  7/12/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
shoulders and tri's...

  7/10/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Chest Work 7/8...

  7/7/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Squats...

  7/5/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
deadlifts...

  7/4/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Shoulders and Tri's...

  3/2/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
last workout before surgery...

  2/28/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
some upper body stuff...

  2/27/2008 -  From:John / Mike Ruggiera
Question for Mike Ruggiera regarding Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation). Will this condition require you to have surgery? Will this condition affect your powerlifting? I notice t...

  2/26/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Hit the legs today...

  2/24/2008 -  From:Brian / Mike Ruggiera
Mike Ruggiera..Do you do the HCG and nolva. at home or do you have to go into the doc for this. I am asking because I will be in the same boat. Is HCG sub-q or intramuscular?....thanks...

  2/23/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Something freaky...

  2/23/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Arms and stuff...

  2/19/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
I'm back posting......

  1/15/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Chest and Back Stuff...

  1/13/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Last two workouts...

  1/7/2008 -  From:Mike / Mike Ruggiera
Chest and Back...

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