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Guthrie
01-20-2008, 07:01 PM
Alright. So i decided to start a journal to:
1. track my progress and
2. keep me motivated by seeing this progress and
3. for input on how i am or am not improving and how i could be doing better.

I am 6'1", 240 lbs, 32% bf with measurements of:
Chest: 43"
Arm: (flexed) 15.5"
Stomach/ Waist: 43"
Quads: 25"
Calves: 16.5"
Neck: 16.5"

My goal is to decrease my bf% to around 18-20% and just gain more muscle mass. I am using the WBB 1 routine, but have only lifted one day so far, but will start logging tomorrow. I will be finding my 1RM this week hopefully so i can see where i have started.

Guthrie
01-22-2008, 12:30 PM
Weight this morning: 238

Bench:
135 x 8
145 x 6
145 x 2
135 x 4

DB Press:
35(ea) x 10
40 x 8
40 x 6

Dips:
1 - boo

Chin ups:
2 - boo/2

DL:
135 x 10
185 x 6
205 x 6

BB Rows:
95 x 8
115 x 8
115 x 6

Shrugs:
50(ea) x 8
50 x 8

Not too bad, but cant wait to add a few more plates ;]

guthrie

Guthrie
01-23-2008, 06:56 PM
Leg Day

Weighed in at 238 again.

Squats:
135 x 6
225 x 6
225 x 6

SLDL:
135 x 8
135 x 8
135 x 6

Leg Press - My gym doesnt have a hack squat machine but they do have a leg sled so yea, slight substitution.

250 x 8
340 x 6
340 x 6

Leg Curls
100 x 8
120 x 8

Calve Raises:
225 x 10
225 x 12 - guess i'll add more next week.

Guthrie
01-27-2008, 04:54 PM
Friday was a bad day, a lot of things on my mind, crammed gym, and my lifting partner being out for the day left a lot of things to go bad and some undone.

Military Press

135 x 4
105 x 6
105 x 4 - bleh

Seated dumbell press

0

Standing Lateral Raises

15(ea) x 8
15 x 8
15 x 6

Close Grip Bench

135 x 4
105 x 4
105 x 3 - couldnt get anything to go righ ton this one so i stopped before someone got hurt.

French Press

0

Barbell Curls - the only thing i liked and seemed to have progressed

75 x 8
85 x 6
85 x 6

Hammer Curls

30(ea) x 8
30 x 8
30 x 6 - went home after this pitiful attempt.

It was a bed day and left me feeling like crap. My arms and stuff felt good but I wasnt to happy. Now I guess i need to work on clearing my mind before I lift, learning how to lift alone, especially since I'l gonna be gone to college this fall, and to just focus.

guthrie

Guthrie
01-27-2008, 05:02 PM
oh yea, any and all advice is very much appreciated. Whether it would be change in sets, reps, exercises, or even routines, im game. I am a real newb to this and want to make sure i am doing this right. i dont want to hurt myself or waste time doing crappy routines that give minimal results if there are any at all.

thaks in advance
guthrie

Guthrie
01-28-2008, 05:18 PM
Today wasn't too awful bad. Paid a lot more attention to form and made sure i got my full range of motion into every lift.

Bench:
135 x 8
145 x 6
155 x 1

DB Press:
35 x 8
40 x 8
40 x 6

DL:
185 x 8
205 x 6
205 x 6

BB Rows:
115 x 8
115 x 6
115 x 6 - on this last one my forearm really started to hurt..idk about it.

Shrugs:
50 x 8
55 x 8
55 x 6

blah

ipwizard
01-28-2008, 06:02 PM
Doing good bro keep it up.

Guthrie
01-30-2008, 07:06 PM
Weight today: 240

SLDL:

135 x 8
185 x 8
185 x 6

Leg Press:

385 x 8
475 x 8
525 x 6

Leg Curls:

120 x 8
130 x 8
130 x 6

Lunges:

40 x i lost count
50 x 12 (6 each leg)

Calve Raises:

225 x 10
275 x 8

Squats:

225 x 8
245 x 6
245 x 6

Today really felt good, it hurts, but still feels good.

Guthrie
02-02-2008, 02:40 PM
Military Press:

115 x 8
115 x 8
115 x 4

Seated DB Press:

25 x 8
25 x 8

Standing Lateral Raises:

15 x 10
15 x 8

Narrow Grip Bench Press

115 x 5
115 x 8
115 x 5

French Press:

75 x 8
75 x 8
75 x 6

BB Curls:

75 x 8
95 x 6
85 x 6

Hammer Curls:

30 x 8
30 x 8

Guthrie
02-04-2008, 04:58 PM
Bench:

135 x 8
145 x 5
150 x 5

Low Incline BB Press:

45 x 8
45 x 8
45 x 7

Dips: :eek:

BW x 4

DLs:

185 x 8
225 x 6
225 x 8 - not much but definite progression

Barbell Rows:

95 x 8
115 x 8
115 x 6 - Why does my right forearm start hurting on the last set?

Shrugs: (used a bb this time instead of two db)

95 x 10
115 x 8
125 x 8

there are some numbers going up, raising some of these by this much in three weeks has me excited. w00t

guthrie

Guthrie
02-10-2008, 04:31 PM
Been busy this week and didn't make it to the gym, but i weighed in this morning at 236..awesome!

guthrie

Guthrie
02-16-2008, 09:25 PM
Back to the gym friday.

Military Press:
115 x 6
125 x 6 - PR
125 x 6

Seated DB Press:
30 x 6
30 x 6
30 x 6 PR on all of these

Standing Lat Raises:
15 x 10
15 x 10

French Press:
75 x 6
75 x 6
75 x 5

Close Grip BP:
95 x 6
115 x 6
115 x 5 - failed on last attempt. i switched up the order i normally do putting these close to last after french presses and BB curls so i was tired before, not gonna make that mistake again.

BB Curls:
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6

Hammer Curls:
35 x 6
35 x 6 - another PR is any of these matter... doh

anyway, not the greatest workout, but not my worst. can wait to get in there monday for some bench and dead lift to see where i have gotten after a week off of those. :)

guthrie

Guthrie
02-17-2008, 09:19 AM
I'm gonna go ahead and post questions here so i dont have to repeat some things already said here. Would adding supplements this early help me very much or should i wait until newb gains reduce??

guthrie

Guthrie
02-18-2008, 04:06 PM
Todays workout was awesome. PR's on everything except bench, well kinda, with a huge leap in my DL.

Bench:
135 x 6
145 x 6
150 x 6 - last week only got 5 reps..so maybe lol

Incline DB:
45 x 6
50 x 6 - PR
50 x 6

BB Rows:
115 x 8
125 x 6
135 x 6 - PR

Shrugs:
115 x 6
125 x 6
135 x 6 -PR

and finally.....

Deadlifts:
185 x 6
225 x 6
275 x 6 :)

guthrie

Guthrie
02-20-2008, 08:41 PM
SLDL:
205 x 6
205 x 6
205 x 6 - i thought i did more than this last time but dang..20 lb jump in 2 weeks..not too bad

Leg Press:
475 x 6
475 x 6
475 x 6

Leg Curls:

110 x 8
120 x 8
130 x 8

Lunges:

50 x 12
50 x 10

Calve Raises:

225 x 10
275 x 10
275 x 10

Squats:

135 x 6
205 x 6
205 x 6 - today i finally got off the smith machine... really wanted to last week but too many people and didnt have enough time..its very different but i like it much better, except for the fact that i cant watch my form in the mirror. i know i went down as far as i could comfortably, but i dont know if that would be far enough. might have my bud videotape me..

guthrie

Guthrie
02-25-2008, 09:20 PM
Well today i changed routines. i know i didnt give wbb1 enough time to work, but my goals have changed slightly. i am more interested in getting stronger and improving my big three enough to possibly compete in powerlifting later on. anyway, i switched to ripptoe's starting strength and really hope it will help me go in the direction i would rather be in. plus, squats are fun =]

Squat:
135 x 8
155 x 8
185 x 7
205 x 5
205 x 5
205 x 5

Deadlift:
185 x 8
205 x 8
275 x 5

Bench:
135 x 8
145 x 5
145 x 3
145 x 5
145 x 3

im pretty happy with my squat numbers, dl didnt move and bench went down, but this was because i widened my grip by quite a bit. went from pinkies on the ring to index finger, but this feels better.

guthrie

Guthrie
02-27-2008, 10:08 PM
2nd day of SS and loving it. the simplicity is amazing. being able to put all effort into just the main lifts is great.

squat:
135 x 8
155 x 8
175 x 8
205 x 5
205 x 5
205 x 5 - thats a lot of squats..woo

military press:
barx8
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 4 - holy crap, standing MP's are so much harder than sitting...in a smith machine......

rows:
95 x 8
135 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 5 -remember to add 5's next week

Guthrie
03-01-2008, 06:33 PM
Squat:
135 x 8
185 x 8
205 x 6
215 x 5
215 x 5
215 x 5

Bench:
135 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 5

DL:
225 x 8
295 x 4 - started to feel a lot of pressure so i didnt try for the last rep to be safe.

guthrie

Guthrie
03-03-2008, 10:36 PM
Military Press:
65 x 8
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 3
95 x 2 - bah..hating these

Squats:
185 x 8
205 x 8
225 x 5
225 x 5
225 x 5 - Wooo..finally getting there

Rows:
135 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 5