View Full Version : Ready For a Big Change

12-05-2007, 12:35 AM
I'm starting a sort of lifting diary to motivate myself to finally get big. I've messed around with lifting before, but never got more than a few months into it and the diet was never there.
I was on my school rowing team last year and got in the best shape of my life, chose not to do it this year, and now I'm really missing that exercise.

It seems like WBB 1.1 would be the best place to start. Any initial advice (besides EAT)?

I'm 19 yrs old, ~185#, and 6'3. Anyone have an estimate of my bf%? Here goes nothing.

12-05-2007, 12:43 AM
here are a couple "beginning" pics. I'd say my chest, legs, and maybe arms need the most work (almost everything haha). Tomorrow is day one :burger:

12/5/07 - 185#

12-05-2007, 07:31 AM
Im 19 but 155 at 5'9 and we have just baout the same proportions. Ive been dieting/training for a good month now and ive seen some pretty good gains. Best of luck to you. IM not good at guessing BF% sorry. But yeah this site will keep you motivated hands down. Just make sure you squat, deadlift, bench, row, and do dips/pullups/chinups if possible. Lift Heavy, Eat Big, Sleep Lots

12-05-2007, 06:48 PM
cool, that gives me a little more hope that I'll see results quickly. I'm gonna try to stick to WBB 1.1, so I'm sure I'll hit all those exercises enough.

getting enough sleep will definitely be my biggest hurdle

12-05-2007, 07:00 PM
Whats the beggining lifts look like?

Since you have never been consistent, Id suggest picking up Starting Strength and following that model. Frequency seems to work better in beginners, and of course form work is never a bad thing.

As far as Bf goes, id say like 13-4%? Not the best at this either.

Maj. Office Gut
12-05-2007, 08:53 PM
I am using WBB1.1 and it is a hell of a workout. I was pretty much sick after every single workout.

12-05-2007, 09:00 PM
Read up on WBB articles, focusing on the ones for beginners. Good stuff.

1. calories - eat 17 * Bodweight, + 500. If you gain too fast, cut down 200 cals.
2. Get 1 g protein per pound bodyweight.
3. Follow the routine and don't miss a week.
4. Consistancy is the key. Set weekly goals.
5. Enjoy the process! It's tons of fun to see the body change and it feels AWESOME to hit weekly goals consistently for a month at a time.

Good luck!

12-05-2007, 09:52 PM
Just did my first workout (upper body day) tonight

Flat Bench: 8 x 135#, 8 x 135#, 4 x 145#
Straight Arm Pull Down: 3 x 10 x 100#
Standing Overhead Press: 10 x 25#, 10 x 25#, 6 x 25#
Dips (**** at these): 8 reps, 4 reps, 3 reps
Barbell Curl: 10 x 75#, 10 x 65#. 8 x 65#
Swiss Ball Crunch: 3 x 12 x 50#

Wow thats not so fun to find out how weak you really are. That's a pretty tough series of lifts...I think I kind of like this

12-06-2007, 12:33 PM
the routine beats you up the first few weeks. I did wbb 1.1 for about two months when I didn't have a workout partner and saw some awesome results, just never liked the pull throughs....

12-06-2007, 07:10 PM
Good lifts for your first WBB 1.1 workout.... As for BF%, i'd say 13-16%, thats a rough guess though

12-08-2007, 02:33 PM
thanks j man, yea thats what I thought too, around 14%.

Should I be worrying about bulking/cutting right now, or should I just go lift and let my muscles get used to it/build up some base strength>?

12-08-2007, 04:18 PM
Good starting workout. You have a solid routine that will pack on some serious size and strength.