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cutlernumber6
10-10-2007, 11:30 PM
i decided to keep a journal to help me stay organized. I starting weight lifting sometime in June. I'm 22, 6'3'' and right now 195 lbs. I think i'm around 17% percent body fat. That's what one of those cheap scales said but I don't trust it. Back in May I weighed around 225 pounds. With diet, weight lifting, and lots of running, I got down to 195 where I haven't been in years. Anyways now, I am just trying to lower bodyfat while keeping muscle and gaining strength. I have gotten considerably stronger because this is the first time that I have actually been dedicated to weight training. I am going to start my own version of Starting Strength and then throw in some other things.

Today I did rack pulls(couldn't do DL's im still nursing a bad hammy), assisted chins and ran 2 miles

Rack Pull:
45 X 8
135X8
135X8
135X8

Assisted Chins:
3 X -6


Stay tuned...(If you want)

cutlernumber6
10-11-2007, 11:48 AM
Really sore today... I'm way more sore by my shoulder blades than my lower back for some reason. Today is a light cardio day. I am shooting for 2 miles straight of running at 6.5 mph(don't laugh, I have never been an athletic kid - trying to get there though)

As for diet, I try to eat something small with a lot of protein every few hours. Ever since I switched from eating 2 or 3 big meals a day to eating smaller meals more frequently I am way more hungry than I have ever been. It's amazing to actually see the metabolism at work.

cutlernumber6
10-12-2007, 12:50 AM
Currently reading Starting Strength. Good stuff. I am going to commit to this routine, and add a few other stuff like pull ups and skull crushers. I see that he has a Programming book out too. I'm kind of mad because I didn't see that before I bought this one. Anyone have that book too?

Day1:
Squat
Bench
Deadlift
Skull Crushers

Day2:
Cardio

Day3:
Squat
Military Press
BB Rows/Pendlay Rows
Chinups/Pullups
Maybe some Bicep Curls(If I feel like it that day)

Day4:
Cardio

Repeat

cutlernumber6
10-12-2007, 04:51 PM
Today:

Bench:
95X8
115X6
135X6
125X6
(I focused on touching my chest for all these sets, that's why the weight was down from last time.)

Squat (Smith Machine since I was in a rush and the power racks were all full)
45X6
95X6
95X6
115X6

I can tell already that these are going to improve a lot. I have never really squated before.

Military Press:
75X6
85X6
85X6
85X6

Assisted Dips:
-7 x 10
-6 X 8
-5 X 8

cutlernumber6
10-15-2007, 10:09 PM
Day 1:

Squat:
3X5 115 lbs PR

Bench:
3X5 135 lbs

Rack Pulls(I tried regular DL but my quads couldn't take it. I set the pins below the knee though):
1X5 135 lbs
1X5 155 lbs PR

Dips:
1X8 -7 resistance
1X8 -5 resistance
1X8 -4 resistance PR

Great workout considering I think I am coming down with a cold. Took lots of Vitamin C today so we will see. I set some PR's, not much to brag about but I am happy with my progression so far.

Bako Lifter
10-15-2007, 10:24 PM
Nice stuff bro!

GOOOOOOOOOOO BRONCOS! ;)

cutlernumber6
11-14-2007, 08:16 PM
wow i haven't updated in a while...

here is what I have done in about a month(still on Rippetoe's)

Bench Press:
125 to 155 30 lb increase

Squat:
115 to 185 70 lb increase

Deadlift:
135 to 245 110 lb increase

Mil. Press:
85 to 115 30 lb increase

240 pounds total increase in about a month. Also about a 7 pound increase in bodyweight. I'm wondering how much of that is muscle vs. fat.