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07-04-2002, 05:02 PM
Heyy i'm going to start a journal here. I posted my routine in the general section, should I post it here too?

Personal information:

Age: 17
Weight: 185
Shoulders: 50 in. (can't remember from the last time I got measured)
Waist: 32 in.

I've been training seriously for about 3 months now.

Here are my current weights and goals:


flat BB press: 205 6x, 225 3x (238) [225 6x]
incline BB press: 175 5x [185 6x]
decline BB press: 205 6x [225 6x]


squat 185 6x [225 6x] im still learning how to squat.
hammer leg press 360 6x [450 6x]


straight leg dead: 225 6x [245 6x]
deadlift: 265 6x [275 6x] * i am going up 20 on the dead each time

biceps & triceps... I do them more for killing the muscles, not for the weight lifted, but I am curling 90 on the ez-bar and 45 in each hand, and 90 on the scull crushers.

07-04-2002, 06:09 PM
whoo happy July 4th


breakfast: 2 eggs with bacon

lunch: tuna

after lunch: yogurt + protein

- lifted -

after workout: egg noodles & chicken & banannas

dinner: july 4th hamburgers & hot dogs

after dinner: yogurt & protein


did biceps & triceps, very high intensity.. good.

07-05-2002, 05:08 AM
Good luck on the journal.

07-05-2002, 08:47 PM
Trained today.


breakfast - eggs

lunch - missed (!)

snack - egg noodles & chicken

dinner - chicken

(lift & cardio)

after lift - egg noodles & chicken

lifted: deltoids

got 135 lbs military press and 3 solid sets of 70 lb. ea. shoulder press, not bad.

ran 2-3 miles after workout. I am trying to drop some fat in the next week or so. I think I'd look pretty freakish with about half the bf I have on me right now.

07-06-2002, 09:18 PM
I have begun cutting today. I am now on a 2000 kcal/day roughly 15%/45%/45% fat/protein/carb diet.

I did not implement the diet yet today fully as I don't have everything I need and I am out of protein.

-- morning cardio --

lunch: tuna

dinner: tuna + bread

-- evening cardio --

haven't eaten yet. trying to burn off that %bf.

today was a lifting rest day, will lift tommorow.

07-07-2002, 09:55 AM
After one day of cutting I looked in the mirror this morning and the difference is striking. I look a bit smaller, and I have a 6 pack (i had 8 last year just because I worked so hard -- landscaping) starting to show better. I have an ultra-fast metabolism so changes happen fast on me.

Anyway, if progress keeps up like this I think I will stop this cutting in two weeks or so. I want to have an ultra-cut basis to gain mass on. I have never dieted before. So when I start to bulk again, I will do it with a good diet, and so the results should be a lot better.

Thanks for the support rookiebldr.

Off for my morning run now.

-- Aaron

07-07-2002, 10:16 PM
wow..i have a 6 pack now? how does it happen so fast? in 2 days?

i went to gym and was able to keep all my weights, although i was only able to get 2 reps at 225 on the bench, that was my only drop, but considering how much I'm eating (2100 cals), this is still pretty good..

--morning cardio--

breakfast: 2 eggs, milk, bannana, .5 whey

lunch: tuna w/ crackers, .5 whey

after lunch: .5 whey, orange juice

-- lift --

postworkout: 1.5 whey, grape juice, two bannanas

dinner: tuna w/ bread, 1/2 whey

--evening cardio--

1/2 whey soon

07-08-2002, 11:15 PM
Third day of cutting.. Instead of doing cardio in the morning I went to work to move boulders around. Much more strenuous.

breakfast: whey, 2 eggs, bannana

-- landscaping --

lunch: whey, tuna, crackers

after lunch: whey, orange juice

dinner: whey, tuna, bread

-- lifted -- (straight-leg deadlifted 295 lbs.)

post workout: 1 1/2 whey, 2 bannanas, grape juice

-- evening cardio 4 miles --

hour later: 1/2 whey

07-08-2002, 11:37 PM
I get lean really fast if I diet. I think I have a pretty fast natural metabolism. It looks like you are the same. One of those "hardgainer" things I suppose.

07-09-2002, 10:21 AM
Yeah, I think I am going to cut out the morning cardio. I am just getting too lean too fast. -- Aaron

07-09-2002, 11:22 AM
This is the way I looked last year. I didn't do any cardio or dieting. I just worked and lifted. I didn't even know how to lift, I went and lifted 2-3 hours everday. So i look pretty funny, but I kinda like the abs. I was 16.

07-09-2002, 09:31 PM
breakfast - same

lunch - same


after lunch - same

dinner - lean beef with vegetables and five brothers sauce.. good substitute

workout & ran 3 miles

later - lean beef + whey

07-10-2002, 09:49 PM
Today, worked, ate a bit more, I was getting too lean.

Felt sick, couldn't run in the evening.

Good lift though.

07-10-2002, 09:52 PM
I was getting too lean

I hate that. Makes you pig out, don't it?

07-12-2002, 09:24 PM
I got most of my abs back now..

Stuck with the diet with the addition of raisin bran and a normal dinner (chicken, etc.).

I still run twice a day sometimes, but focus on the evening run.

Last night I ran 3 miles at something like 5 mi/mile pace.. I'm starting to love to run. eep.

Yesterday: Good, good workout, run

Today: Good, rest day but did obliques, i have to go to the gym just to go, run

07-14-2002, 10:07 PM
holy ****... i straight leg deadlifted 295 lbs. tonight.. im on a role... ill be to my goal of 315 soon.

and then, an hour later, i ran 6 miles.

ah.. it feels good

07-10-2006, 11:00 PM
I haven't been to the gym in two or three years.

Just remembered that I used to be a member of this forum. Surprised my login still works. The post above was in 2002.

I keep telling myself I'll get back, but everytime I get close to doing it I lose motivation.

07-11-2006, 04:28 AM
You got to find it. It is all about whats inside you..Is it there? Or is it gone?