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Organichu
09-28-2007, 01:49 AM
I don't really know what to say about my goals, hence the thread title. I'm a healthy, 19 year old male so I have the opportunity to compete in almost any physical arena of my choosing. At this point the two most likely candidates are running and powerlifting. I'm not sure that I'll pursue either, but here is my attempt at not being shamefully inadequate in either area.

From the beginning I never had a very structured workout plan. Often times I'd work the same muscle four times a week or once every four weeks. I figure I'll change that now. Since I'll be working my lower body rather often, the intensity and length of my runs will need to lessen. I accept that. All of that said, here is my general plan for the next 4-6 weeks:

Lift weights,
Run,
Eat between 2,700 and 3,000 calories per day.

Oh, and stats though they're already in my sig:

Just under 6'2", hovering around 185 lbs, totaling just under 1,200 lbs in the big 3, raw.

לְהִתְרָאוֹת

Organichu
09-28-2007, 05:28 AM
I finally scrounged together my diet for the day and my workout.

M1: 2 scoops Nitrean, water
M2: Multi-meat wrap
M3: Chicken wrap
M4: Chicken, brown rice, broccoli
M5: Chicken wrap
M6: 2 scoops Nitrean, water
156 oz. water

cals: 2,780
p/c/f: 44/36/20

Workout:

Deadlift: 405x4, 405x4, 315x8, 315x8

Organichu
09-28-2007, 02:56 PM
Bench: 225x7, 245x3, 255x3
Incline DB (each arm): 95x8, 110x6, 120x4
Weighted Chins: BW+65x8, BW+75x8, BW+90x5

Same exact diet as yesterday.

Organichu
10-02-2007, 04:51 PM
I'm in the process of moving so I won't be posting much for who knows how long.

However, I dead'ed 520. Weight's at 182.

North
10-02-2007, 04:58 PM
Nice chins organichu, is 520 on deadlift a new PR?

Organichu
10-02-2007, 05:25 PM
Nice chins organichu, is 520 on deadlift a new PR?

Thanks, and yup. :nod: I think 515 was my max, even when I was around 235.

Organichu
10-04-2007, 05:55 PM
Hit 310 bench... closing in on my all time flat BB 1RM (315). I'll feel great when I can do all of my 235 lifts at this weight. Pretty much there with bench and deadlifts. It'll take a good long while for squats.

Organichu
10-05-2007, 10:49 AM
I ran mile repeats this morning. I didn't time exactly, but guessing from looking at the clock and estimating rest time, I'd say they were like 6:30 pace.

galileo
10-05-2007, 01:08 PM
Holy **** man, you're stronger than I thought. You always painted yourself as a tiny fat guy...

Organichu
10-05-2007, 03:28 PM
Holy **** man, you're stronger than I thought. You always painted yourself as a tiny fat guy...

Hah, I always was. The period after my huge PSMF, though, was really, really helpful for strength.

Organichu
10-06-2007, 08:58 AM
So I saw an ab or two without really flexing. Granted, it was under some perfect natural lighting and I was really tired but... man, I'm stoked.

galileo
10-06-2007, 09:02 AM
******* ;)

Organichu
10-06-2007, 09:09 AM
Hahaaha, it's pretty much the first time in my life. I think I could just freeze my fitness right now and be genuinely happy. I fit in fashionable jeans, I'm not weak, I don't tire easily. This is pretty much as good as it gets.

I'm going to keep going, though. :D

bjohnso
10-06-2007, 03:41 PM
Damn, you are one strong skinny dude.

Organichu
10-06-2007, 03:47 PM
Damn, you are one strong skinny dude.

I'm wiry. ;)

Organichu
10-07-2007, 05:58 PM
Workout was unremarkable, but I ran 9 miles in 1:03:21. Ramped the calories up a bit- hoping not to lose any more weight. Trying to the slowest bulk in the history of mankind.

mikesbytes
10-07-2007, 06:46 PM
New Journal.

What are the post marathon goals ?

Organichu
10-07-2007, 06:57 PM
What are the post marathon goals ?

-Stay fit
-Get stronger
-Gain weight slowly

Thanks for stopping in. :)

redFury
10-07-2007, 07:08 PM
Lol... can't be too wiry. you've got 40+ pounds on me (even if I am shorter). Huge deads pr man :).

Organichu
10-07-2007, 07:41 PM
Lol... can't be too wiry. you've got 40+ pounds on me (even if I am shorter). Huge deads pr man :).

Hah, thanks a bunch. :)

Organichu
10-08-2007, 02:14 PM
Diet's getting better and better. Weight stayed exactly constant the last few days and I just added another 100 calories. We'll see in a week.

DB Press:
110sx6
110sx9
120sx4
125sx2

BB Rows:
185x8
225x9
225x7

Pull ups:
BW+35x5
BW+35x5
BWx6
BWx6

Organichu
10-11-2007, 11:50 PM
Alas, it had to come around sometime. I've been a bit nauseous about squatting heavy ever since the marathon, but it had to be done sometime. I gave it its own day and took in a bit of extra calories. All in all, things went rather well.

Squats (ATF, past parallel):

135x8
225x6
275x6
315x4
375x1

redFury
10-12-2007, 11:06 AM
Nice squats big man... looking strong.

Organichu
10-14-2007, 05:43 PM
red: thanks! Glad to see my leg strength didn't deteriorate too severely during the marathon training.

Diet's good, I feel full of energy and I haven't been flat or hit a wall in a week or so. Weight's up a couple of pounds- and my waist is still unchanged. I'm very pleased. Having been a member of the PSMF club and of the bulk-on->1,000 calorie surplus club, I'm really enjoying the measured but undeniable progress of a more moderate and meticulous plan. My body's responding wonderfully.

Jogged 3 miles, leisurely pace, about 22-23 minutes.

SLDL:
225x8,
315x8,
375x6,
405x3

C&J:
Barx8
135x3
185x3
190x1

North
10-14-2007, 06:16 PM
nice SLDL man

Organichu
10-14-2007, 06:39 PM
nice SLDL man

Toda.

Feeling good now. Hammies are gonna kick me in the nuts in several hours, though.

bjohnso
10-15-2007, 06:00 AM
The SLDLs are beautimous.

Organichu
10-15-2007, 09:14 AM
Thank you sir. My body is telling me so right now. I'm about to strike out on a run.

Stumprrp
10-15-2007, 09:18 AM
strong work

Organichu
10-21-2007, 08:01 AM
Tested the back.

Deadlift:
barx4
135x4
225x4
315x4
405x4
425x4
420x4
495x1

Earlier in the day I ran 8 miles in 57 minutes. Weight's at 186, calories steady.

Coke
10-21-2007, 09:33 AM
Good job with the deads man...the running is looking great.

bill
10-21-2007, 10:33 AM
Good job with the deads man...the running is looking great.
ditto

redFury
10-21-2007, 05:50 PM
Nice pulling man

bjohnso
10-22-2007, 11:04 AM
****ing machine, man!

Organichu
12-15-2007, 03:15 AM
I haven't posted in a while. I've always kept my fitness information in a proper, pen+paper format. I guess that's why I sometimes slack off with my e-journals.

I'm going to try to stay on it, this time.

Highlights of the past 6-7 weeks:

DL: 540x1 @ 183
Static holds with varying weights getting much better.
Bench: 330 @ 188 (just recently).

Diet's been sporadic but healthy. I've been getting schizophrenic w.r.t. calories so I've been all over from 3,100-4,400 calories.

mikesbytes
12-15-2007, 06:07 AM
DL: 540x1 @ 183

That's amazing, its almost 3 times your body weight. Well done.

Organichu
12-15-2007, 06:36 AM
Thanks, Mike. I've admittedly looked down my nose (at times) at 'hardcore' lifters. A lot of people bleed and vomit and sweat and scream for attention and repute. I usually think it's kind of tasteless and rude to do in a public setting.

However I've worked so hard for this deadlift. So much blood running down my shins and palms. I've been panting from speed sets, felt incapable of sitting down after heavy sets. I've done a hard deadlift session and fell asleep for 15 hours afterwards.

I'd say getting my deadlift where it is has been the most difficult and rewarding challenge of my entire life.

bjohnso
12-15-2007, 07:26 AM
You have got to be the most well-rounded athletes at WBB, and pound-for-pound the strongest (or close to it). Incredible lifts. Do you do Westside?

Organichu
12-15-2007, 08:54 AM
You have got to be the most well-rounded athletes at WBB, and pound-for-pound the strongest (or close to it). Incredible lifts. Do you do Westside?

Thanks a lot, bjohnso.

I've dabbled in WS. I tried a variant of it for a few weeks when my bench would not move at all. I liked it but to be honest I prefer the freedom of not having a plan. That's how I've always lifted.

Organichu
12-15-2007, 06:11 PM
Ugh my uncle was kind enough to prepare my fourth meal (chicken, asparagus, bread) and I think the chicken he used was rotten. I feel like ****.

bjohnso
12-15-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks a lot, bjohnso.

I've dabbled in WS. I tried a variant of it for a few weeks when my bench would not move at all. I liked it but to be honest I prefer the freedom of not having a plan. That's how I've always lifted.

Yeah, that's what I do too. I think it's holding me back, but when working out stops being fun, I stop doing it.


Ugh my uncle was kind enough to prepare my fourth meal (chicken, asparagus, bread) and I think the chicken he used was rotten. I feel like ****.

I ate some bad **** a few weeks ago, and almost hurled during a workout. Gotta check those damn expiration dates.

Organichu
12-17-2007, 04:13 AM
8 miles. My stride's rusty, my sides are hurting a bit. It's been a good week and a half since I've been over 5. Need to keep it going.

Organichu
12-17-2007, 04:19 AM
Yeah, that's what I do too. I think it's holding me back, but when working out stops being fun, I stop doing it.

Exactly. There have been times where, for weeks at a time, I can't come within 10 lbs of my previous max- at a lighter weight! And I think I could pull out the chains and the periodization blocks, but at that point I don't really look forward to my workout. Screw that.


I ate some bad **** a few weeks ago, and almost hurled during a workout. Gotta check those damn expiration dates.

Yeah, I'm definitely going to need to be more careful with cycling my meats. Then again, this is the first time it's happened to me so I guess I've been doing a good job so far.

bjohnso
12-18-2007, 04:11 PM
That's funny, I like the chains. I get some strange looks when I bust those out. I hate carrying those things across campus though. LOL!

Coke
12-19-2007, 05:46 AM
8 miles. My stride's rusty, my sides are hurting a bit. It's been a good week and a half since I've been over 5. Need to keep it going.

Glad to see you on the move again this way with the running man.

Organichu
12-20-2007, 02:46 AM
Thanks bj and coke.

Had the most unreal back workout of my life today. 495 six times in less than 5 minutes.

The rows were okay, but the deads definitely 'defined' the workout. I don't remember ever feeling that on top of the world from a set before.

Sidior
12-20-2007, 02:53 AM
I usually lurk more than post in here, but damn 495 for 6 singles in less than 5 minutes is utterly fantastic brother! Strength is looking ace.

Organichu
12-20-2007, 02:58 AM
I usually lurk more than post in here, but damn 495 for 6 singles in less than 5 minutes is utterly fantastic brother! Strength is looking ace.

Thanks, Sid. I just woke up about 45 minutes ago and my back feels like it was smoothed over by a bulldozer. It's good, though... like a loose tooth. I set my alarm for 4:15 AM hoping to run today but I'm not even sure I can. I feel like if I stand up I'm going to just fold. Like an... accordion.

Haha.

Ha.

Ha...

:(

bjohnso
12-20-2007, 04:06 AM
Awesome deadlifting! What's the idea behind doing the singles like that? Is it just something different?