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MatrixG
06-24-2002, 08:06 PM
Once upon a time…

For the last 3 years I have been on again off again training in my spare time just trying to keep my strength up so I wouldn’t feel like a total wimp. My diet was terrible and the only thing that has saved me so far has been my metabolism. We are talking 3 BK Whoppers a day for weeks at a time, only two meals a day others, and some times a spurt of decency where upon reflection I still didn’t take in close to 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.

For the last 3 weeks I have been working out at a new gym and have begun keeping track of what I have done/do in the gym. Diet will play no small role, but I am limited financially and find myself without adequate amounts of protein at very inconvenient times.

So this is me:

24, - 5,11” – 181lbs of normal average guy.
My biggest was 192 with enough body fat to make me real soft.

Today’s Diet


5:00 am
1 glass of milk (app. 8 grams protein)
7:30 am
80grams peanuts, 500 ml 1% milk (app. 30 grams protein)
10:30 am
1 cup basmati rice (yummy) w chicken breast (app. 30 grams protein)
12:15 pm
1 piece of lasagna (app. 20 grams protein)
4:25 pm
1 piece of cardboard (some crap ass protein bar I got at drugstore, that’ll teach me) (30 grams protein)
5:30 pm
Salad w 2 boiled eggs and chicken burger (app.25 grams protein)
8:30 pm
1 can tuna w basmati rice (22 grams protein)
10:00 pm
1 glass milk (app. 8 grams protein)

Total guestimate of protein intake = 173
Yeah, and this is me eating well! (Now accepting donations of tuna and whey)

I ordered a protein powder from http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/exl/lean.html on June 14th, I’m still waiting!
Ordering from US into Canada -> customs = crappy wait! And I can’t afford to get another one in the meantime, but that’s why we have credit cards isn’t it? ;)

And finally why you came here.

It was Leg Day, grab your belts and come along for the ride, I grantee it’s short and boring.

Squats (2” below parallel)
Bodyweight x 14
135 x 12
225 x 8
275 x 6 (belt)
315 x 3 (belt, kept my back nice and straight but when I saw myself in the mirror I reminded myself of superman, hmm…)

Front Squats
225 x 6 (belt)
245 x 4 (belt, I was red and veiny, holy people doing double takes Batman!)

SLDL
135 x 10 x 3 (first time in about 2 years even trying these, pointers and form critique welcome)

Leg Press
360 x 8
450 x 10 ( I posted a thread about this before, I can do a lot less on this leg press machine than others, the angle looks the same, but it feels totally different.)

Calf Extensions (on leg press)
450 x 16
450 x 14

Calf Extensions (on Hack Squat)
630 x 14
720 x 10 x 2

Leg Extensions
3 sets til it felt hot

Crunches
2 sets because I thought I was done but…

Seated Hamstring Curls
3 sets because I still wasn’t walking funny, but my legs where stiff.


And there you have it.
:hello:

someoneunlikeyo
06-24-2002, 08:29 PM
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MatrixG
06-25-2002, 03:50 AM
uhhh, sore legs...

thanks someoneunlikeyo, I'll check them out today:)
M.

MatrixG
06-25-2002, 05:07 PM
Hammy’s are sore little pigs today; those SLDL really caught me by surprise when I got up this morning. I’ve got to flex my quads to feel their pain, but the DOMS is normally worse in them on day 2.

Calves are fine :(

Diet

Don’t really mention it, but I drink down about 3.5 liters of water through the course of the day (before the gym)

5:00 am
glass of milk
7:30 am
500 ml of 1% and 70 grams peanuts
11:15 am
11/2 cups of basmati rice and ¾ medium-large chicken breast
12:30 pm
3 Slices of greasy disgusting pizza, two of them meat lovers I had to go to a Lunch for people leaving the office for other jobs… not worth it.
5:10 pm
500ml choc milk, 70 grams peanuts
6:30
1.5 Slices of salty home cooked ham and fried potato (how will I ever get anywhere with all this crap food?)

Total Protein Guestimate : 138 grams as of 7pm my time

Training

Popped a Thermadrene about 40 minutes before pumping and here’s how it went.

Back and Biceps

Pull Ups (or chins if you prefer) overhand grip, s/width

I can hardly do chin-ups at all, hence I now punish myself by not only doing them, but doing them with pathetic amounts of weight tied to my gut so everybody may openly point and laugh at me, hence M-O-T-I-V-A-T-I-O-N!
0x9
25x6
35x6
40x4.5 my form sucked on the last one and I kept looking from arm to arm like it was going to help

Barbell Bent Rows

I’m driving these into my gut sometimes with a bit of a wide grip trying to stretch out my clavicles and work my rear delts some more, every natty wants more real delt and wider shoulders!
Overhand

135x15
225x6 belt
closed in the grip to shoulder width
245x5 belt
had a rush of energy (ahhh Thermadrene…)
265x3.5 belt and wraps My best so far, felt goooood
drop set with this to
225x6

DB Rows

I decided that after reading some of the stats on the board here I was not trying hard enough on these. My previous best was 115 for 4, but when I saw that guys here were tying 5lbs plated to the dumbbell with their wraps, well a man has to prove things to himself…

95x8
110x8
130x6 these where the ones with the 5lbs tied on, three guys where watching me and I think I’ll see them doing this one day.

Machine Rows (1 handed)

I never include sled weights or the contraptions in my weight calculation, only the bars.

180x10
270x5 that’s 3 plates per side with one hand tied with a wrap, got some good looks from the same three guys. It’s funny that I feel stronger with my right side with these but stronger with my left on the DB rows.

Preacher Curls (standing)

75x10
90x7 strained my neck on these and let it tingle for a few minutes before I decided not to try a heavier weight.

On to

Seated DB Curls

45x10
50x7
55x6
left hand only 30x11 for a pump that never lasted

I’ve lowered my volume (again after reading the posts throughout the form) and found that though my arms were tight after this, I should have started with my barbell curls and continued with what I have done.

Next time…

Oh, omeoneunlikeyo I ordered some creatine and protein from snd, I’m praying that something gets here soon.

Thanks again.

And before anyone asks, I deadlift on Fridays, as long as my legs are ok.

MatrixG
06-26-2002, 02:59 PM
Rest Day

Diet
7:30am
peanuts 20grams
10:00am
rice and chicken 25grams
12:15pm
Lasagna 20grams
4:30pm
2 small chicken fajitas (package) 20 grams

As of now total yield 85 whopping grams of protein, BAH!

Still no protein in the mail, and I had to walk 2 freakin miles to catch a bus because of the stooopid G8 protesters in Ottawa, hear me you basta3ds – “Get a Life” :bash:

Sleep – 6 hours.

That is all.

MatrixG
06-27-2002, 06:27 PM
Thursday June 27, 2002

Well I didn’t mention yesterday but my lats feel sore when I give em a squeeze, that’s always nice.

After my post yesterday I threw down a can of tuna and a cup of rice, then shortly thereafter was forced to eat a Harvey’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Fries and an Iced Tea. Bump an extra 50 grams of protein to close at 140 grams for the day.

All my worries have ended, my powders arrived in the mail today, one from BB.com and the other from SNDCanada.com. snd took 2 days, bb took 13!

Today’s Diet

7:00 am
500ml 1% with peanuts 30 grams
9:00 am
1 Tuna Sandwich on white with Helman’s Mayo 18 grams
12:00 pm
2 cups rice w big chicken breast 30 grams?
5:30 pm
2 granola bars, peanuts, 500ml 1% milk 35 grams
6:30 pm
1 small piece of homemade pizza 5-10 grams


121 total protein so far :( -- 8pm

My diet sucks, like my fat lazy ass.
Ah well, I’m still learning here…

Training

Chest and Triceps

Flat Bench
135x8
135x10
225x6
245x3 assist for fourth
255x1 assist for second
Just didn’t feel right, I think I need to work on getting my power groove back. I haven’t been doing flat bench for a year, only started again at this new gym (3-4 weeks)

DB Incline Presses
85x6
90x4
95x3
I just am not feeling strong on these, wondering if I should drop the weight and add a few reps?

Dips
25x10
50x8
65x4
I suck.

Cross Cables
50x10
70x8
My chest felt real nice and tight after this, but I just didn’t have that feeling that everything was doing what it was supposed to, it just felt like I was going through the motions. I think my motivation slipped today, could have been the crappy diet.

Close Grip Smith Machine Presses
180x3
That put me in my place! I did these last week with my shoulder workout and had no problem with these for 3 sets of 5-6, after chest though they had no pep.
140x6
140x6
90x12

Overhead Tri Ext (wish I coulld say these were db's!)
40x12
60x10
70x4
I picked up 60 first but I didn’t think I could do it, I was wrong and it probably cost me a somewhat decent set. C’est la vie.

Reverse Grip Tri Ext
100x10
130x10
130x6
I love these, but today I just couldn’t feel it, light or heavy.


I think I’m going to switch back to doing bi’s with chest and tri’s with shoulders.

Tomorrow is shoulders and if my hams feel fresh, a few deads before shrugs and static holds.

Celestial
06-27-2002, 06:34 PM
No one is average:) Everyone is special!hehe

MatrixG
06-27-2002, 06:48 PM
hardy har har har
:clown: :clown: :clown: :clown:

Celestial
06-27-2002, 08:11 PM
You know you liked it;)

Chris Rodgers
06-27-2002, 08:19 PM
Strength looks good.

Good luck with deads tomorrow. Any deadlift goals?

MatrixG
06-28-2002, 05:38 PM
Damn that protein powder is sweet, too sweet. It smells like cotton candy and is truly sickly sweet.

Something I¡¦ve been eating doesn¡¦t like me. I had to visit John too many times today, and it hurt to sit. (Sorry but I almost didn¡¦t go to the gym. OK, nothing was going stop me from going, but I smiled for a second when I thought a lesser man would just go home, and lest we forget I am not lesser, merely average!)

Triceps and chest so very, very sore.

Diet
5:20 am --- ¡¥pro lean mass¡¦ shake w piece of toast (34 grams)
6:45 am --- 500ml 1% and peanuts (35 grams)
9:45 am --- cup rice with can tuna (22 grams)
12:00 pm --- 2 cups rice, med chicken breast, 500ml 1% milk (40-50 grams)
4:45 pm --- shake, 3 granola bars (32)
6:30 pm --- 2 bagels with can of tuna and mayo (30-34 grams)

Total yield of protein by 7:30pm 204 grams

Felt good just now when I saw that, and I¡¦ll still have more today, yeah!

Training

Shoulders, Deads, Calves, Biceps
Don¡¦t go shaking your head, I have three days off now to heal!

DB Overhead Press
35x10
35x10
70x6
80x2 --- I knew this would happen, should not have done the triceps yesterday.

Standing BB Overhead Presses
115x10
135x6 --- I was surprised that I was getting a good pump, I think it might have something to do with my concentration on keeping the weight on my shoulders more than ever before, I was scared my tri¡¦s wouldn¡¦t be able to even handle these.

Seated Side Lateral Raises
25x10
40x10
50x6 ¡V with three partials

Seated Bent DB Laterals
35x10
35x11
35x8 ¡V I had a great pump in my shoulders, normally I go heavier but today I just liked the way this weight felt in the muscle, plus my bum felt good staying on the bench. You don¡¦t understand how it burned. (Again, sorry for the subject, but it hurt ƒ¼, I think it could be all the rice I JUST started eating¡K)

Upright Rows
95x10
115x8
135x3 + 2 partials (this is my best, but I think I pinched something in my neck, totally worth it though ļ)

Seated Bent DB Laterals
yep, quick set again
8x25

Deadlifts
225x6 (over handed grip)
315x3 (false grip gave out)
365x7 (belt and wraps)
and here is where I just went for it
425x2 (belt and wraps) --- BEST EVER! I think I could have done three, and I hate that I didn¡¦t even try. But damn it felt so good, I smiled all the way home, in fact I¡¦m smiling right now!

LatMan my goal is now to do this very deadlift with no wraps, and 450 with. I have my eye on 500 for 6 months to a year from now. My only skepticism about the 500 is that I¡¦ve always kept deads in my routines over the years, not squats. So I expect to see a big jump (maybe 50 ¡V 80lbs) in my squat over the next two months, and with every amount of effort I have I will try to take advantage of that strength to dead 450!

Failure does not scare me, bring it on.


Overhead BB Press
135x8 ¡V just undressing that deadlift and had to do a quick set to celebrate.

Standing Calf Extensions (Hack Squat Machine)
360x21
360, 1 leg at a time x 8
360 x 14 right after

Seated DB Curls
55x8
65x5
and left arm only preacher curls with 30 x 11

I¡¦m right side dominant size wise, bleh!

This post is showing up strange in my broswer, some of the single quotes and dashes are getting changed. Hope it changes on line:)

Chris Rodgers
06-28-2002, 06:37 PM
Good job. I'm shooting for 500 this year as well.

By wraps, do you mean straps??

MatrixG
07-02-2002, 05:49 PM
Weekend Diet

A whole lot a crap, too much to list here without feeling ashamed. Protein definitely below 1 gram.

Tuesday July 2, 2002

Today’s Diet
1 – Shake in milk
2 – 2 chicken breast sandwiches
3 – peanuts
4 – Double Burger w mayo and 500 ml 1%
5 – 2 granola bars and Shake in water
6 – Chicken Breast, Pasta, Potato Salad(Store Bought)

Totals by 7:15 pm
P 213
Carb 198
Fat 105

And 7 liters of water

I am trying this split now since I crippled my shoulder workout last week by doing chest and tri’s the day before.

Mon – Shoulder – Triceps
Tues – Back, abs, static holds
Wed – Rest
Thu – Legs
Fri – Chest – Biceps

So after 4 days of rest I have hit shoulders again, but with less volume.

Overhead DB Press
45x6
70x6
80x5 – I pushed and squeezed but somehow lost my sixth rep, I think someone took it when I wasn’t looking :D

Standing Overhead BB Presses
135x6
140x5 – going for 185 by August - September

Seated Side Lats
35x10
40x10
50x6 – my shoulders did feel a bit taxed from all the swimming this weekend, so I didn’t do the 55’s, but I am going to go for the 60’s soon.

Seated Bent Lats
40x12
60x4 x 2 forced almost full x 3 partials – I love these, the two guys beside me offered me congratulations on my set, then told me that one day they hoped they could be like me. I told them it takes loads of work and determination, and then I woke up from my daydream and noted that no one seemed to take notice of me. Come on, these are the 60’s, I never see anyone using this kind of weight on these!

Triceps

Close Grip Smith Benches
140x10
180x8 - improvement over last week
190x6 – best this year, at my best I did 225 free weight for 3-6, but looking back question my form.

Skull Crushers
80x10
100x8
120x1 then close gripped bench the weight so if anyone didn’t see the first rep they’d think that was my point all along ;)

Reverse Grip Triceps Cable Extensions
120x10
150x10 full stack of machine (thought about adding plate on pin)
150x7 …next time

One Arm Triceps Extensions
50x6


LatMan wraps does mean straps, damned things are too helpful :)

MatrixG
07-02-2002, 06:53 PM
Took some measurements:

Everything Cold

Bicep - 15 3/4 -flexed
Wrist - 6 3/4

calf 15 - flexed
immediately under knee 13 1/4

half way up quad - 23 - flexed

waist 34 (35 1/2 pushed out) - not flexed, just relaxed :( :( :(
neck 16.5 - head a bit back

shoulders 48 1/4 (deep breath) 50 - relaxed posture

chest 41 1/2 (deep breath) 43 - relaxed posture ( I carry some weight here that makes my chest look bigger than it is, stubborn fat)

fat ass 42 :( :( :( - this I note because I suspect all my early days squatting and deadlifting is the culprit. I am currently battling myself for bringing back squats back into my program. I think I just need to learn better form.

MatrixG
07-04-2002, 08:14 PM
The heat around here is killing me. I sweat just waiting for the bus and my
energy levels are way down in the gym and I find my appetite is down because
I'd rather drink some water than eat.

I took in about 5 g of creatine before and after my workout.

Diet

5:20 am - shake w milk, toast w peanut butter - 45p20c12f
9:00 am - 1 cup rice, 1 can tuna, peanuts - 53p60c43f
12:15 pm - 2 cups pasta, chicken breast - 43p84c11f
4:30 pm - shake, cookies - 35p30c10f
7:30 pm - chicken breast sub - 18p35c8f
10:30 pm - shake w milk - 35p8c2f

apprx. 6 liters water

Totals
Protein 229 (1.23 grams per lb BW)
Carbs 237
Fat 86
Total Calories = 2638 (Way under, shooting for 3000 - 3500) I need to bump
the carbs up I'm thinking breakfast and OBVIOUSLY after workout, but damn
this heat kills an appetite.

Workout Back

Chins
0x10
25x7
25x6
35x6

I am finding the groove in these, they are still hard for me to do but I
definitely feel them the next day.

Deads
225x7
315x4
365x1
430xfail (wraps and belt)
405x1 (wraps and belt)

that sucked. My grip gave out on the first three sets. The 365 for 1 felt
really heavy to me, I think it's the heat, or maybe that I did deads on
Friday.

Losing the battle against 430 doesn't surprise me now that I look back on
the workout, I had low energy and bad concentration: the music that was
playing had a good beat when I tied into the 430, but when it came time to
lift it Peter Gabriel's 'Steam' came on. I used to think that song was
okay, but it felt like I was trying to be a monster while in fact being a
care bear.

365 is a tie for my best ever without belt and wraps.

BB Bent Rows

I came into these feeling taxed, I felt depressed over my dead and tired, by
this time I had drunk nearly a liter of water just in my workout.

135x10
225x8 (belt and wraps)
275x1 plus 1 partial (belt and wraps)

I know I should not have to use the wraps but my grip wasn't there at all
during this workout.

DB Rows

110x7 - and my grip gave out AGAIN!

Machine Rows One handed

90x20
90x20

And then I got the hell out of Dodge.
Bleh!

MatrixG
07-04-2002, 08:18 PM
July 4th 2002

Took 5g creatine after workout.

This week hasn’t been the greatest for weights lifted, but I’m sore but not too much, so it’s all good.

I am sick of sleeping a measly 6 hours a night, this part sucks. As does the fact that I have some of the world’s smallest cattle.

Today’s Diet Totals Only

T. Protein 248 Total of intake 28.98%
T. Carb 358 Total of intake 41.83%
T. Fat 111 Total of intake 29.18%
T. Calories 3423

Not too bad, what should I be aiming for?

Workout, kept it lower volume since this week is a 4 day straight muscle taxing event extravaganza

Squat
135x10
225x10
275x6
295x4
225x7
Conclusion: I have long forgotten how to squat, if I ever knew. My form on these were about 85%, I see my lower back round a bit at and below parallel, is this normal? (I see this when practicing the move.)

Leg Press
360x8
450x10
540x6
270x20
360x12

I must find better concentration

Calf (On Leg Press)
360x14x2

Calf (Standing Hack Squat)
720 x 14
740x8x5
1 foot at a time
270x8
360x6

This sucks, I might be able to put 830 on the hack squat in order to do these, but my cattle don’t grow. I think the leg press will take 1000, I’ll check into this option after I try the one leg at a time approach.

Good nutrition, but I feel as though the weights should be a touch higher, overtraining or volume overload is on my mind…

MatrixG
07-07-2002, 08:04 PM
My weekend Diet Sucked big time.

Posting a little late, just taking a copy and paste from my personal journal for the workout.


Friday July 5 2002
Barbell Bench Presses 10 x 135
Barbell Bench Presses 10 x 135
Barbell Bench Presses 6 x 225
Barbell Bench Presses 5 x 245
Barbell Bench Presses 2 x 255
Incline Dumbbell Bench 8 x 80
Incline Dumbbell Bench 3 x 95
Incline Machine Bench 11 x 45
Dips 7 x 45
Dips 6 x 50
Dips 6 x 55
Cross Cable Flyes 10 x 70
Cross Cable Flyes 6 x 90
Barbell Curls 10 x 45
Barbell Curls 10 x 95
Barbell Curls 4 x 115
Preacher Cambered Bar 9 x 80
Preacher Cambered Bar 8 x 90
Preacher Cambered Bar 6 x 100
Seated Dumbbell Curls 8 x 50
Seated Dumbbell Curls 6 x 60

Diet
247 grams of protein.

MatrixG
07-08-2002, 08:45 PM
July 8 2002

JOURNAL
Note to self: weekend diet will never be salvageable. Time at cottage and
with friends doesn't allow for an equal balance of diet and fun. Oh well,
if I keep up the diet during the week and take in adequate protein and carbs
over the weekend It's fine with me.

Diet

I don't know if I'm leaving enough time between these first two meals. I
only have time for the first one as is, but I'm hungry soon after. I read
that after a night of fasting and right after your workout your body
processes/absorbs the protein faster and more efficiently, so I am hoping
that I'm not wasting protein and counting it with these first two meals.

5:20 - shake w milk, toast w peanut butter - 52p32c15f
6:54 - 500ml 1% Milk, peanuts - 27p32c26f
9:15 - 2 chicken sandwiches w mayo - 32p64c12f
12:05 - 2 cups pasta, 2 chicken tor - 30p80c14f


Today's workout is Shoulders and Triceps, and some holds and calves.

I'm in the gym for approx. 70minutes per workout. Always.

OHDP
35x10
70x6
80x6
85x3

Standing OH BB Presses
135x6
155x5

Bent Lats
25x12
35x11
50x9

Side Lats
35x10
40x7

Cable Lats
35x12

Triceps

CG BP Smith
140x10
200x5

Overhead Tri Ext
70x10

Lying Tri Ext
90x10
100x4

Cable Ext
90x10
130x7

One Arm Cables
30x12
45x8

MatrixG
07-09-2002, 06:19 PM
Ever have your post just disappear? I do not understand what happened, but I conclude that for some reason unbeknownst to me it was in the best interest of the Training Forum to yank my post into dev/null. Kinda sucks, I was looking forward to a response, or hopefully a competitive goal.

July 9, 2002 (Tuesday)

Eminem is now officially so overplayed that I hate his new song like too much tequila.

I think yesterday’s extra carbs from tortilla chips helped with the energy today, I’ll have to look into how the carbs are stored and utilized. I’d like to know if what I eat today will affect an afternoon workout tomorrow, or the next day…

Diet Totals by 8:00 pm
260 p
221 c
145 f, way too much when I look at it, but it’s all peanuts, milk and less than 10g mayo.

Training Back

Deads
225x10
325x5
375x1
405x2, wraps and belt

BB Rows
185x10
235x6, wraps and belt
275x2 wraps and belt

Chins
25x6
45x5
0x5
0x5, need work. So used to not doing chins I almost forgot to do them today. I really truly hate doing these, but at the same time I love them like my girl; hard work pays off.

O-A (One Arm) DB Rows
110x10
135x8, wrapped a 10 pound plate to the 125’s. The weight slipped forward in my left hand so I was doing these as the plates dug into my wrist. Tie better next time.

O-A Machine Rows
180x10
300x4

Blood&Iron
07-09-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by MatrixG
Ever have your post just disappear? I do not understand what happened, but I conclude that for some reason unbeknownst to me it was in the best interest of the Training Forum to yank my post into dev/null. Kinda sucks, I was looking forward to a response, or hopefully a competitive goal.


I don't think it was deleted, as least as far as I can tell. You sure you didn't just miss it? What was the subject?

MatrixG
07-09-2002, 08:40 PM
Blood&Iron, thanks for the reply. I PM'd Chris about it and he found it and put it back up:)

It was gone though, but now all is well.

M.

MatrixG
07-11-2002, 04:19 PM
What a few days...

My fiancée has reprimanded me for taking that forbidden drug CREATINE! I know, you all probably thought I was natural but the truth had to surface sooner or later.

I pleaded my case, "Honest Sweetheart, its natural, found in meat and fish, produced in our bodies..." but alas I am now a miscreant who 'uses' creatine. Worse yet she thinks that because I want to tape the Arnold Classic this Saturday that I will want to use Steroids. Oh brother!

My back and forearms are sore, and my arms feel a mild pump during the day, is this the creatine? (the pump)

Diet Totals Yesterday (Rest Day)
P 235 little low
C 322
F 105 scary

July 11, Thursday 2002

I saw the Bourne Identity last night, nothing much like the book, I was very happy I saw it in the theatre because good action deserves a big screen and big sound. If you like Clancy or Ludlum it's like those.

Diet Totals Today by 6pm
P 174
C 242
F 67

Leg Day

Squats ATF

I have not done these in years, and even then did I really do them?

135x10x2
225x10
275x3 l-back was tight, very tight.
285x2 belt

SLDL
135x10
225x8

Seated Hamstring Curls
40x12
80x10
120x9

Single Leg Calf Extensions New Variation, the gym was full of people so I had to improvise. We have a shrug machine similar to a hammer strength, only the company is flight. I stood on either side of the platform and held the handle I was nearest and did extensions. Similar to holding a dumbbell and standing on a board.

45 burn sets 12,11,10,9,8, No rest between legs, left with out feeling an incredible burn, but when I got to the lockers they waz pumped up! Loookin goooood!

1 set of standing calf ext on hack squat – 660x9



I might be able to get some digital pics in the next couple of days, but should I post them? Only if I feel the demand for me to shame myself is great enough, if more than 10 people tell me here in the next 24 hours I shall… feeling pretty safe on this one since I see that only 4 people have ever been in my journal.

Oh, and I hate Osama.

rookiebldr
07-11-2002, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by MatrixG
What a few days...

My fiancée has reprimanded me for taking that forbidden drug CREATINE! I know, you all probably thought I was natural but the truth had to surface sooner or later.


Horrors, not you too!!!


Originally posted by MatrixG
[B]I saw the Bourne Identity last night, nothing much like the book, I was very happy I saw it in the theatre because good action deserves a big screen and big sound. If you like Clancy or Ludlum it's like those.


Saw it on Tuesday, I loved it.


Originally posted by MatrixG
[B]I might be able to get some digital pics in the next couple of days, but should I post them? Only if I feel the demand for me to shame myself is great enough, if more than 10 people tell me here in the next 24 hours I shall… feeling pretty safe on this one since I see that only 4 people have ever been in my journal.


I've been reading, just not posting. Ya, go ahead and shame yourself.

Alex.V
07-11-2002, 04:38 PM
Go ahead. Post 'em.

You evil dirty creatine user, you.

MatrixG
07-12-2002, 04:28 PM
July 12, 2002

Only 2 people out of my *hopeful* 10, poor, poor showing. I must advertise better, maybe if I offered nude photos eh? From reading some of these thread's I think that might be key.

I had a whopping 5 hours of sleep last night and I think I might have gotten 1 gram per pound of bodyweight.

Felt like a groggy bugger all freaking day and almost broke my 3 months coffee free streak. I was falling asleep at my desk and my eyes had that I just woke up feeling until around 2pm.

My pigs and cattle are more sore than my quads, I should have done more to them then just squats yesterday, too late.

Today’s Diet Totals as of 6:30 :(
P 137
C 236
F 50

30 minutes before my workout I popped a therma pro, I haven’t touched these since I began using Creatine, I was not disappointed.

Chest & Biceps

BB BP
135x10x2
225x6, I was going to just do a triple and aim for 6 with 245 but as I started repping I felt very weak and figured to give this set as many as 6, if I could.

Then I had to at least try my 245 set, and…

245x6, so sweet, I told my spotter it’d make my weekend if I got a triple I expected to fail after one. On my fifth rep at the top I actually said ‘Damn’ and then pushed out a sixth. YEE HAW!

265x2, different spotter, told me ‘nice set’ I said ‘thanks’ and I smiled at that bar for a good minute.

My best ever is 275 for 2-5, everything after two my spotter was touching the bar so I figure 2.

Incline DB Presses
80x8, flew like nothing, I knew where I was aiming for
95x6, Could have done the seventh but I foolishly saved some energy,
100x5x1 assisted, spotters’ words of encouragement on rep 5, “you’re a house”. That is my best ever! Previous was 100x3 at the YMCA.

Dips
45x8
55x7, started to feel it in my biceps, when I was at the bottom third of the rep.
65x6, yes, yes, yes!!! New record!

Barbell Curls
95x10
115x8, My shoulders became involved more than I’d like
135x4, the last reps negative almost killed me, I knew there was no way the bar was going up again so I fought the negative and almost blacked out.

Preacher Curls
70x10
100x8, Best ever!

Seated DB Curls
55x6
65x3x1 partial for each arm

Notes: hallelujah that was amazing :D

MatrixG
07-15-2002, 04:53 PM
Once again summer weekend was the epiphany of what summer and cottage life should be. Food wasn’t the most nutritional, but I think I hit close to minimum on Sunday.

Today’s workout began showing the wear and tear of my volume and weight as I felt my shoulder ache near the end of my shoulder routine. I will plan on reducing the volume of presses and watching the bend during laterals.

Of course I was also supposed to do my bent laterals standing today, but I just ended up going with the same routine as last week, maybe I’ll remember next week.


Diet wasn’t too bad at all.

T. Protein 254 32.18%
T. Carb 317 40.16%
T. Fat 97 27.65%
T. Calories 3157


Monday, July 15, 2002

Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10x35
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10x35
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 6x70
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 6x80
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 4x85, oh yeah

Barbell Shoulder Press (Standing) 6x145
Barbell Shoulder Press (Standing) 3x150, ah crap.

Bent Rear Laterals (Seated) 12x35
Bent Rear Laterals (Seated) 12x40
Bent Rear Laterals (Seated) 10x50

Incline Dumbbell Laterals 10x40
Incline Dumbbell Laterals 9x40
I feel these more toward the front than I was led to believe I would, don’t think they’ll be around next time.

Bent Rear Cable Laterals 10x35
Standing Cable Side Laterals 10x30
Nice pump/burn with the end of shoulders and a touch of ache in my left shoulder.

Decline Tricep Extensions 10x90
Decline Tricep Extensions 10x90
Decline Tricep Extensions 9x90

Youch, was going to do CG Bench but the wife-beater posse was hogging the bench doing their amazing quarter rep115lbs bench and staring at themselves.
The smith was being used by a lady who was doing squats with 2.5 pounds on each side; I really, really did not appreciate this.
So anyway the elbows were not warmed as I had expected them to be, and they ached during the movement, but my tri's pumped fast.

Cable Tricep Pushdowns 10x60
Cable Tricep Pushdowns 9x70
Wow, I have never had a pump like this in my triceps before. I used the gyms’ lat pull down machine and I felt like Dr. Banner before he turns green, they will be re-visited.

Calf Extensions (Standing - Hack Squat 1 leg) 9x270
Calf Extensions (Standing - Hack Squat) 15x270

MatrixG
07-16-2002, 04:20 PM
July 16 2002

As of six this evening I have only gotten 143 grams of protein, and I’ve been up for 13 hours, pathetic.
239 c
53 f
I’m giving real thought to setting my alarm for 1 in the morning to take a shake, we’ll see.

My cattle are truly sore, hope they’ll be better for Thursday (legs). Triceps aren’t really sore, unless I give them a flex. Kind of disappointing seeing as I had an incredible pump in yesterday’s workout.

I gave the cambered bar one-arm DB Rows a go today. I was going to wait a while longer but I spent nearly 3 minutes trying to tie a 10 pound plate to a 125 pound dumbbell and just got fed up.

I also forgot to do bent barbell rows today. I realized after I had finished the rows that I didn’t have the pump/ache I’m used to. My biceps were much more pumped than my back and I felt real crappy about it.

My mind at the gym has been really forgetful lately and I don’t know why.

DeadLift
10 135
10 225
6 315
1 385, new record without straps and belt:)
2 430, belt and wraps NEW PERSONAL RECORD :)

My grip is finally catching up with me, feels damn good :D

Chin Ups
6 x 0
6 x 35
4 x 45
sad, sad, sad:(


Machine Cable Pull Downs
10 x 90

One Arm Dumbbell Rows
10 x 110
7 x 125
6 x 70 : Cambered bar
7 x 120 : tied in from here on
2 x 140
I had my foot inside the bar and could feel my hams stretch. This will take some practise.

Seated Cable Rows
15x120
14x120

rookiebldr
07-16-2002, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by MatrixG ...Youch, was going to do CG Bench but the wife-beater posse was hogging the bench doing their amazing quarter rep115lbs bench and staring at themselves.
The smith was being used by a lady who was doing squats with 2.5 pounds on each side; I really, really did not appreciate this.
So anyway the elbows were not warmed as I had expected them to be, and they ached during the movement, but my tri's pumped fast./B]

Don't you just hate it when you can't do the exercise you want to do? Time to get your own posse and push the wife-beaters aside. :D :D

rookiebldr
07-16-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by MatrixG
July 16 2002

DeadLift
1 385, new record without straps and belt:)
2 430, belt and wraps NEW PERSONAL RECORD :)

My grip is finally catching up with me, feels damn good :D


:Thumbup: well done on your PB.

MatrixG
07-17-2002, 04:17 PM
Hey rookiebldr,

Yeah it really sucks when you can't do what you planned on. I always end up wasting a minute trying to figure out what I want to do instead, ah well that's just the way it is I guess.

Thanks for the Congrats. My form on the second rep was not what you would call 'proper'. My back rounded a bit so it wasn't the greatest. I want to try 440 soon :)