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Dedaw
10-04-2010, 10:30 PM
Hello, I'm Dedaw! I've finally convinced my parents to get gym memberships (after about 2 years of trying) and finally am able to do a full workout (high school weights is ~30 minutes to lift...). I was really interested in the HCT-12 program, and wanted to do it, but didn't have the means. Now... well, I can!

I must admit, I'm addicted to the gym. I absolutely love it, The gym is where I belong, and I'm so glad I kept myself interested in the gym even when I didn't have a membership. Spent hours upon hours researching everything possible, and continue to do so. I love the pump I get during the workout, the soreness afterward, and the feeling of accomplishment from lifting weights.


Current Stats:
May or may not be completely accurate on the lifts. Weight was taken the day after I started this thread.

Weight: 146.5lbs
Height: ~5' 7"
Bodyfat: 17.7%(ouch!)
Bench: 130lbs
Squat: 225lbs
Deadlift: 275lbs
Clean: 135lbs
Military: 95lbs
Total(B,S,DL): 630lbs


Goal Stats: By July 4, 2011

Weight: 172lbs
Height: ~5' 7" -- Like to see it go up, but eh, can't help that much.
Bodyfat: 8%
Bench: 245lbs
Squat: 365lbs
Deadlift: 415lbs
Clean: 225lbs
Military: 155lbs
Total(B,S,DL): 1,025

^Yes, that's very unrealistic, I know. I set high goals to motivate myself as much as possible, and we'll see how far I get. :evillaugh:

Diet:
Trying to find the Primal Blueprint for cheap. Until then, low fat and sugars, fairly low carbs, lotsa protein.

Supplements:

MRM Creatine Monohydrate
Fish Oil
Multivitamin
CytoSport Whey Protein
Rhodiola 110 <- Didn't notice a different with this and will probably drop it.


Thanks for viewing my thread and any comments you make!




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10/4--First day doing HCT-12. :)
Workout A:

Bench: 105lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Bent-over BB Row: 90lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Triceps Extension(machine): 60lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Military Press: 55(?)lbs x6 x2 x2 x2(this one pissed me of. I was doing 95 earlier in the year)
Lat Pulldown: 60lbs x6 x2 x2 x2

Cmanuel
10-04-2010, 10:56 PM
Hello, I'm Dedaw! I've finally convinced my parents to get gym memberships (after about 2 years of trying) and finally am able to do a full workout (high school weights is ~30 minutes to lift...). I was really interested in the HCT-12 program, and wanted to do it, but didn't have the means. Now... well, I can!


Stats:Note, lifts are as of about January when I last lifted, some may have gone up or down.
Weight: 146.5lbs
Height: ~5' 7"
Bodyfat: 17.7%(ouch!)
Bench: 130lbs
Squat: 225lbs
Deadlift: 275lbs
Clean: 135lbs
Military: 95lbs


Diet: Currently, absolute ****. I will definitely clean it up, and am looking into the Primal Blueprint as a means for that.

Workouts:
10/4
First day doing HCT-12. Didn't pay attention to all the sets, but just the final ones.
Bench: 105lbsx6x2x2x2
Bent-over BB row: 90lbsx6x2x2x2
Triceps extension(machine): 60lbsx6x2x2x2
Military press: 55(?)lbsx6x2x2x2(this one pissed me of. I was doing 95 earlier in the year)
Lat pulldown: 60lbsx6x2x2x2



Questions: Does anybody have supplements they recommend?
Jack3d is supposed to be good, but has caffeine and I work out too close to bedtime to take that. So should I take Results? And if so, before or after workout?

Thanks guys!

Welcome and good luck on your lifting endeavors.

As far as supps, I usually stick with the basics:

Creatine
A good Protein Powder
A good Multi Vitamin
Fish Oil

These are the basics that I thing everyone should take. RESULTS is a great product and I do use it, but I know its kind of expensive so may not be available to everyone. I take 2 scoops in the morning upon waking, and I usually by 2 tubs at a time (2 months worth).

I dont bother with pre-workout stimulants. Sometimes I will take a few caffeine caps or down an energy drink if im tired, but I never buy the expensive stuff liked JACKED. They are usually overpriced and not worth the return investment.

Dedaw
10-05-2010, 08:10 AM
Welcome and good luck on your lifting endeavors.

As far as supps, I usually stick with the basics:

Creatine
A good Protein Powder
A good Multi Vitamin
Fish Oil

These are the basics that I thing everyone should take. RESULTS is a great product and I do use it, but I know its kind of expensive so may not be available to everyone. I take 2 scoops in the morning upon waking, and I usually by 2 tubs at a time (2 months worth).

I dont bother with pre-workout stimulants. Sometimes I will take a few caffeine caps or down an energy drink if im tired, but I never buy the expensive stuff liked JACKED. They are usually overpriced and not worth the return investment.
Thanks for the reply!

I've heard both to take it pre- and post-workout and don't know which would necessarily be better. The other supps are ones I already have or plan to get when I get some $. Thanks!

Cmanuel
10-05-2010, 08:19 AM
Thanks for the reply!

I've heard both to take it pre- and post-workout and don't know which would necessarily be better. The other supps are ones I already have or plan to get when I get some $. Thanks!

I think the important thing with a creatine based product like results is to make sure to take it consistently. I feel this is more important than worrying about when to take it.

Good luck!

Dedaw
10-05-2010, 11:14 PM
I think the important thing with a creatine based product like results is to make sure to take it consistently. I feel this is more important than worrying about when to take it.

Good luck!
Ok, thanks! I will probably take it MWF when I work out in a shake after school, and then go work out when my parents get home.


Did cardio today... how badly will that affect my gains if I do heavy cardio on my days off?

Dedaw
10-06-2010, 11:13 PM
10/6
Workout B:

Squat: 165 x6 x2 x2 x2(pretty disappointing)
Deadlift: 165 x6 x2 x2 x2(very disappointed with this one- back just wasn't feeling it.
Leg Press Calf Raises: 185 x6 x2 x2 x2
Bicep Curl (Machine): 65 x6 x2 x2 x2

Dedaw
10-08-2010, 09:58 PM
10/8
Workout A:
Forgot to grab my damn journal, so I didn't get everything written down. Trying to remember my journal seems harder than the working out. :P

Bench: 105lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Upright Row: 105lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Shoulder Press (Machine): 65lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Tricep Extension (Machine): 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Lat Pulldown: 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Bicep Curl (Machine): 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
Pec Deck: 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2


Added Biceps and Pecs since both seem to be lacking and I won't be working them out until Wednesday again.

Kiff
10-10-2010, 11:53 AM
Cardio is going to reduce your gains if you don't replace the calories you burn mate :) But you will keep a healthy ticker so not a bad thing!

Dedaw
10-10-2010, 04:23 PM
Cardio is going to reduce your gains if you don't replace the calories you burn mate :) But you will keep a healthy ticker so not a bad thing!
Thanks!
I've decided to avoid cardio besides what I do in class since I'm trying to gain as much weight as possible in the next 6-8 months.

Dedaw
10-12-2010, 10:13 PM
10/11
Workout B
Overall, a very bad day in the gym. Upset with the lack of progress and having to quit on almost every lift. Time to make up for it tomorrow on upper body. :D

Squat:

95 x6
135 x6
145 x6
155 x6
165 x6--- Stopped, didn't feel right.


Deadlift:

135 x6
135 x6
145 x6
155 x6--- Stopped, back didn't feel right afterwards. Don't think it was form though.. just not used to repping deads.


Legpress Calf Raises

90 x6
90 x6
115 x6
135 x6
160 x6
180 x6
190 x6
210 x6
240 x6 x2 x2--- Hip flexor cramped, so I stopped.


Bicep Curl (Machine):

40 x6
50 x6
65 x6
70 x6
75 x6 x2 x2 x2


Ab Crunch (Machine):

65 x6
65 x6
80 x6
95 x6
110 x6 x2 x2 x2