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didjital
07-02-2002, 05:50 PM
well i guess this is the perfect time to start a journal of my own. i am 19 years old, and have lifted on and off all through high school. now i am in college, and am getting serious into lifting again.

im currently ~160lbs, and 6'. all of my life i have had skinny legs, as you can see in this picture i took today. i just started my program yesterday.

if you will look at this picture, you can see the i have wide shoulders, which make my legs look even smaller, lol.

i will continue to update this so that you all can see my progress. this is very exciting for me!

Joseph

PS: i would also like to add that, from reading different sources, that my body type is a mesomorph. i can put on muscle easily when i dedicate myself, and stay at it. however, i have a very fast metabolism, so im learning to eat alot!

Accipiter
07-02-2002, 06:20 PM
I hear ya didj. I never gained weight till I started packin down food. You get used to it after a while. Friends tell me I eat like a horse now, and I don't even notice it.

Celestial
07-02-2002, 09:06 PM
Congrats!!!! on starting your new program! Keep this journal updated you will see it become a big help to your sucess:) GOODLUCK;)

Silverback
07-03-2002, 03:51 PM
good lad jo, its nice to see you putting a journal up, you have a decent starting frame, just keep the cals coming and lift, limit cardio and with your body type you should grow quite effectively. good luck!

Celestial
07-03-2002, 09:41 PM
Looking good joe:) I always thought you where a hottie, even back in the day....you know what i mean;) Keep up the good work babe!

Silverback
07-04-2002, 03:48 PM
tell me about it, im at university in the uk and the cafeteria, to be polite sucks! there's no healthy options. the best source of protein are the pints of milk. i ended up using my loan to buy 30lbs of whey to help me through part of the year. but luckily im back home for the summer and my food sources are endless.

Nice pic, you must of had a sound program before now, cos your pretty well developed.

didjital
07-04-2002, 04:05 PM
thanks. well i had a night job which included throwing boxes around, which helped me get a little toned. i think the tonage is there due to my metabolism, i just need the muscle.

didjital
07-05-2002, 04:21 PM
welp, seems like on monday when i did chest, i happened to tear somethin in my left arm around my elbow. now its all swollen with blood. this has happened before on my right arm.

looks like ill be out of upper body workouts for a while. i guess thats what i get for doing too much too fast. :(

Celestial
07-05-2002, 04:24 PM
Slow and steady wins the race babe;) All good things come to those who wait:)

kAiXuan
07-06-2002, 02:28 PM
and good things come to those who wait.........cause she laid me
and mom and dad posess the key.........instant slavery

man, get a tan and you will see a big difference in the mirror
im curious to what you bench for reps/ what kind of workouts you are doing to injure yourself. This is journal forum, supposed to post your workouts :thumbup: (especially if you want help)

didjital
07-06-2002, 04:50 PM
currently im looking for a new routine because i think my current one is not going to work. ie: legs twice a week....

my arm is already healing thank God.

anyways, this is what i did for the first week:

monday:
3 x 10 incline bench
3 x 10 flat bench

tuesday:
4 x 10 leg press
4 x 10 hamstring curls (one leg at a time)
4 x 10 leg extensions (one leg at a time)
3 x 20 seated calf raises

wednesday:
3 x 10 lat pulldowns
3 x 10 rows

thursday:
off due to 4th of july

friday:
4 x 10 squats
4 x 10 hamstring curls (one leg at a time)
4 x 10 leg extensions (one leg at a time)
3 x 20 seated calf raises

obviosuly this kinda routine is not going to work...simply from looking at it. i also just started my program on monday, so im looking for a goof program to build mass.

PS: they way i messed up my arm was pushing myself way beyong failure over and over on the first day!
its almost all healed now.

Maki Riddington
07-06-2002, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by didjital
monday:
3 x 6,8,10 incline bench
1 x as many as you can flat bench
SS (super setted) with pec deck or cable crossovers for 12

tuesday:
4 x 15, 10, 6, 6 leg press
4 x 10 hamstring curls (one leg at a time)
2-3 x 12 leg extensions (one leg at a time)
3 x 20 seated calf raises

wednesday: Rest


thursday:
3 x 10,12, 15 lat pulldowns ( close grip, medium grip, wide grip)
3 x 10 rows ( tuck your elbows in and squeeze them shoulder blades together)


friday:
Preacher dumbbell hammer curls 2-3x12
super setted with standing 21's with the barbell bicep curl

Dip:1x10
Cable Pressdown: 2x6

laterals: 2x12
front raise: 2x8

Mystic Eric
07-06-2002, 06:33 PM
I gave you a program earlier!!!! You're one of those guys that doesn't listen eh? :swear:

Celestial
07-06-2002, 06:36 PM
LOL

Celestial
07-06-2002, 06:36 PM
Whats wrong with second opinions?

didjital
07-06-2002, 06:36 PM
maki:

how does this superset thing work?

eric:

trying to get opinions from different people. also, i was told to pay attention to maki's words. sorry bro! :redface:

Mystic Eric
07-06-2002, 06:41 PM
Yes listen to maki. He trains me after all.

Maki Riddington
07-06-2002, 06:43 PM
What you would do is,
do one exercise and when you finish your last rep you would do the next exercise without rest right away.

You'll have to experiment at first to find your working weights.

Celestial
07-07-2002, 01:35 AM
Can I :hump:you? :D

Mystic Eric
07-07-2002, 01:42 AM
You better get squatting bro ;)

Celestial
07-08-2002, 02:41 PM
*Cough cough* Update!

didjital
07-08-2002, 02:45 PM
ah well, today is supposed to be my chest day. however, i will not be going to the gym. :(

the reason being is because my left arm is still a little swollen with blood, but it doesnt hurt. i supposed ill have to wait for it to go down before i can do anything else. tuttut

what a way to start a program haha. *sigh*

Celestial
07-08-2002, 02:47 PM
Dont worry I still wanna :hump: you! Lets yoruself heal! It will pay off;)

didjital
07-08-2002, 03:15 PM
ok i am a poor college student. the cafeteria here at school during the summer only serves chickfala, and sometimes cooks real food. here is basically what my diet consists of during the day:

~11:00am : wake up

12:00pm: chickfala chicken sandwich, 2 granola bars, poweraid

class

02:30pm: bottle of water

class

07:00pm: another chicken sandwich, poweraide, 2 granola bars

~08:00pm: can of tuna, bottled water/milk

~10:00pm: usually go to taco cabana and get a beef fajita meal.

im also supplementing protein and creatine.

riiiiiiiight, so i just gotta get through this summer, and in the fall the cafeteria will serve real food! :cool:

basically, whenever i get hungry, i eat tuna or a peanutbutter sandwich on whole weat bread. i know that i am not eating as much as i should be, due to the selection of food, and the hours in which the cafeteria is open during the summer. what to do, what to do......

:help:

Silverback
07-08-2002, 04:03 PM
its a tough question, the most important aspect is calories make sure you are getting enough of these, otherwise protein consumed will have little effect on your size.

you could do with some food in between 12pm and 7pm thats a long time without supplies, make up some kind of meal replacement if you don't have time, consisting of milk, banana, peanut butter etc... diet is probably 70% linked to success IMO, since ive got back from uni ive been able to plan my nutrition and now im starting to grow, alright im not that big yet, but im definately improving.

didjital
07-08-2002, 04:07 PM
hypothetically speaking, would it be wise to eat these kinda things even if i wasnt hungry? i know i should eat more than i currently am. but, if i made up for this, AND THEN ate more...would it be ok? i guess what im saying, is there use in stuffing yourself...

Silverback
07-08-2002, 04:12 PM
well dont go extreme but, basically eat when your not hungry, structure to ensure your getting the right amount, if your not gaining now and just maintaining i would suggest adding 500 cals a day to start with and see how it goes. keep on training ensuring that progression is occuring.

Neil
07-08-2002, 06:43 PM
You should start squatting, seriously.
You can probably find something like myoplex for cheaper if you shop around. I've always found EAS supps to be a little overpriced. A couple MRP's a day could help you out a lot if you are a busy student. I think it's a great idea.

didjital
07-08-2002, 06:52 PM
i know :/

i might have to try it twice a week or something, depending upon how i feel. they sure do need work.....wonder if twice a week is too much?

Neil
07-08-2002, 07:45 PM
I only do them once a week and my legs have blown up big time since I started doing them about a year ago. I think three sets of squats and three sets of SLDL on the same day will do a lot for you.

didjital
07-09-2002, 07:25 PM
today i worked out later in the day. got back just now actually. today's workout really made me feel like i did some work. i decided to superset(or compound set?) leg press and squats. here's how my workout went:

leg press - 270lb x 10 (i know, i know...my twigs are slowly coming along though. however, i usually do 360lb when i do leg presses by themselves.)
squat - 155lb x 10 (same comment as above)

^the above was continued for 3 total sets, but on the last set of leg presses, i did an extra 5 reps.

3 x 10 @ 40lb - leg extensions (one leg at a time)
3 x 10 @ 50lb - leg curls (one leg at a time)
3 x 20 @ 55lb - seated calf raises

the leg presses and squats together really got my heart pumping, and i came right near failure on both exercises.

i am wondering if i should be adding weight when i superset(or is it compound set?)...

Neil
07-09-2002, 08:03 PM
I personally think supersets are way overrated. I would just stick to the basics If I were you. Eat lots, rest and try to progress every week.

Celestial
07-09-2002, 10:51 PM
GOOD JOB BABE! Keep up the good work;)

Celestial
07-11-2002, 12:24 PM
tsk tsk this was on the second page!

kAiXuan
07-11-2002, 04:38 PM
yeah man, need to eat more. only way to get bigger is to eat more than you use, otherwise you will only gain strength and hit a wall real fast. IMO your doing too much and should stick to basics like neil said.

Celestial
07-16-2002, 02:59 PM
Looking good:) Keep up the good work and try to get on a solid program if you can. Maybe look into some high cal supplements. EAT MORE:);)

didjital
07-17-2002, 08:52 PM
today was an awesome workout! this week i have begun the wbb routine #1. today was legs. best workout for legs ive ever had to date. only change i made was replacing hack squat with leg press.

leg press:
360lb @ 8x
430lb @ 8x

squat:
185lb @ 8x (up from 175lb)
205lb @ 6x

straight leg dead lift:
115lb @ 8x
125lb @ 8x
(note: this was the very first time ive ever done this lift. although i didnt feel it much on the first set, i did feel it more on the second. it seemed like i wasnt working out my hamstrings. however, a couple of hours later, i can definately feel that they are worn and tight)

hamstring curls:
70lb @ 8x (up from 50lb)
70lb @ 8x

leg extensions:
60lb @ 12x (up from 50lb, and 2 more reps)
70lb @ 8x
(note: this time around was great. i was concentrating on contracting my legs, thus feeling it alot more)

all in all, i loved this leg workout alot more than my others in the past 3 weeks. i was in the gym in a considerably less amount of time and didnt feel like i was overtraining.

its also great to be adding more weight, and seeing that im actually getting some gains.

Celestial
07-17-2002, 09:20 PM
Nice;)

didjital
07-24-2002, 08:33 PM
woops! seems like i have forgotten about my journal lately! well tonight was my leg workout, and i rather enjoyed it.

squat:
205lb @ 8x (should have done more)
225lb @ 8x (barely made 8)

leg press:
360lb @ 8x
410lb @ 5x (barely got it up on the fifth :eek: )

straight leg dead lift:
115lb @ 8x
135lb @ 8x
(note: for some reason i feel kinda scared to add more weight. im trying to watch my form, i just dont wanna hurt my back. but i feel i can do more. writing '115lb' is really depressing.)

note #2: is this ok? after all, this is only my second time in my entire life (19 years) to ever do this exercise.)

leg curls:
70lb @ 8x for 2 sets (next step up is 90lb tuttut )

leg extensions:
60lb @ 10x
70lb @ 10x

seated calf raises:
70lb @ 15x for 4 sets

i am noticing some gain in mass on my thighs and calves. hammies are hard to tell.

i went up 20lb on both sets on squat from last week, and i am very happy about that! it feels good to finally throw on two 45lb plates on each side.. :) i know it doesnt sound like much to you all, but that is a very big thing for me.

Mystic Eric
08-01-2002, 12:04 AM
How low do you squat?

didjital
08-01-2002, 12:35 AM
just below parallel..

Mystic Eric
08-01-2002, 12:39 AM
I don't think you actually go that low but hey, it's your call.

didjital
08-01-2002, 12:41 AM
why you say that?

Mystic Eric
08-01-2002, 12:42 AM
I don't want to start messing up your journal so I won't name the reasons. But keep training hard though man.

kAiXuan
08-02-2002, 03:09 PM
get a hair cut hippy^^

didjital
08-02-2002, 05:32 PM
wooo!!! today was an awesome day! i havent been working out all week because laziness (tuttut) today i cranked it out on legs. here's how it went:

squats:
225lb @ 8x
245lb @8x
^up 20lb on both sets from last week

straight leg dead lift:
135lb @ 8x
155lb @ 8x

leg press:
360lb @ 8x
450lb @ 8x (up 40lb on second set from last week)

leg curls:
70lb @ 8x
70lb @ 7x (forgot to add: one leg at a time)

leg extensions:
70lb @ 12x
70lb @ 9x (one leg at a time)

seated calf raises:
70lb @ 15x for 4 sets

calf raises on leg press:
270lb @ 10x for 3 sets


i know it may seem all i do is legs, but im just most excited about reporting my gains on legs because they need the most work. i will try and post my other workouts next time. ;)

Silverback
08-03-2002, 01:32 AM
sorry i aint posted for a bit, im sure ur motivation is alright. good leg work, chief

how's the eating going? hope ur forcing it down.

oh yea and get ur hair cut!

Celestial
08-03-2002, 09:19 AM
LMAO @ all the "get your hair cut" comments !! :D

didjital
08-03-2002, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Big-Ron
sorry i aint posted for a bit, im sure ur motivation is alright. good leg work, chief

how's the eating going? hope ur forcing it down.

oh yea and get ur hair cut!

yeah my motivation is good. im trying to make myself eat more, but its just the same damn thing EVERY DAY. so it makes its kinda hard.

btw, the hair is not getting cut...at least for now ;)

didjital
08-04-2002, 07:52 PM
week 5 (left) vs week 1 (right)

didjital
08-04-2002, 07:53 PM
week 5 vs week 1 again

ps.. i know theres not THAT much difference, but it helps for my motivation by posting these...