View Full Version : The road to 200 lbs.

08-17-2009, 12:17 PM
Greetings All,

My name is Eric, I am a new member to this forum and I look forward to start writing on here for personal journals, as well as outside help from others. I do appreciate advice to help me reach my goals because I am not a professional.

I currently weigh 170 lbs, am 6'1'', and my body fat is around 10%. My plan is to bulk cleanly, consume about 4,000 calories a day (making sure i get at least 200 grams of protein), and do Starting Strength workout. I am working out with DXIW, who has taught me how to properly do my forms for squats, bench, deadlift, etc...

Today's workout (no warm-up sets shown):

Full Squat: 135x5, 135x5, 135x5
Flat Bench Press: 135x5 (spotter assisted), 115x5, 115x5
Deadlift: 135x5
Calf Raise: 110x8, 150x8
Declined Sit-Up: BWx6, BW+25 / BWx 4 /2 (drop set)

Today was my second real workout, and I felt a lot better this day than my first. I had more energy and less fatigue today. I was sore for 3-4 days straight and today I was fully recovered. My next workout will be on Wednesday. I hope I can sucessfully increase all my weights by 5- 10 lbs without many problems.

08-17-2009, 12:21 PM
Good luck man!

08-19-2009, 08:57 AM
todays workout:

Squat 145x5, 150x5, 155x5
Overhead Press 65x5, 65x5, 65x5
Rows 115x3, 115x3, 115x3, 115x3, 115x3
Calf Raise 110x10, 110x10, 110x10
Forearm Rope 15x3 roll-ups (alternating grip)

Had dxiw training with me. Learned to go power cleans, but decided to opt for Rows, since my form on cleans is weak at best..

08-21-2009, 09:08 AM
Another fun workout.. dxiw spotting/demonstrating

Squat 160x5, 160x5, 160x5
Bench 120x5, 120x5, 125x5 (last rep spotter assisted)
Deadlift 145x5
Calf Raise 160x8, 160x8, 160x8
Forearm Rope 15x3 roll-ups

Really pleased with the gains I've been making on SS both in strength and body.. bodyweight is up to 175 (but probably more a result of the huge food intake rather than actual LBM gained). Feeling a lot stronger in the gym though.

08-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Let me be the first to say that you're very fortunate to have an experienced coach/spotter/lifting partner. This will help things go smoothly for you.

Good luck!

08-26-2009, 10:58 PM
Forgot to update the journal on Monday. Updating to include both workouts:

Squat 165x5,165x5,170x5
Overhead Press 85x5,85x5,85x5
Rows 95x5,95x5,95x5
Calves 165x8,165x8,165x8
Forearm Rope 15 x 3 rollups
Plate Pinch 30-60 second holds with 2.5,5,10 (in various arrangements)

Today (highly rush due to gym closing, only had 20 min):
Squat 175x5,180x5 (PR)
Bench 115x5,135x4 (PR)
Cable Row 100x8, 120x8
Pulldown 100x8
Forearm Rope 15x2 rollups

Diet has been very solid, getting in a lot of calories. Taking Results and Maximus as of today. Ate around 5000-5500 calories today.