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Maki Riddington
01-21-2001, 09:30 PM
Well This looks like a good place to start!

My goal is to step on stage around July or August to compete at 170 4% BF.

I am at 169 last I checked BF I don't know,kinda scared to see.Last time I measured I was at 182 at 11% BF.
I am beggining to worry that my goal of 170 will not be met.

Today I had a good day.
My cals are at 2410
300 grms= Protein
100 grms= Carbs
90 gms= Fat

Woke Up at 12:30
Had a shake unflavored whey(nasty)and 5 grms creatine and vits
2:30-9 ounces of extra lean ground beef
5:00-7 ounces chicken breast
8:00-7 ounces of chicken breast and 2 tble spoons flax oil
8:45-9:15- workout legs and Chest(I'm gonna die!)
10:00- 100 grms pasta and a whey shake(50 grms)
10:30- 2 tblespoons of flax
11:30- off to bed
Water is at 5 litres for the day.A little low.

Maki Riddington
01-22-2001, 08:47 PM
Well Legs and Chest killed me,went to bed at 12:00 and woke up at 6:30 am hit the gym and did tri's and shoulders.

Food is on today,I weighed in first thing in the morning,I am 171.Goal is stil 170 at 4%BF.I learned my lesson never to go over board on the bulking.I'm down 26 pounds.MY BF was at 18% at 196 at 5.9.

Woke up and hit the gym,did my dips for 12 reps with 25 pound plate around me.Aiming for 45 pound plate shouldn't be a problem with the way I designed my program.

8:00-shake and 2 ounces of oats
went back to bed at 10:30
woke up at 1:40
1:50-had 12 ounces lean ground beef and some cauliflower and 60 grms of pasta
5:00-7 ounces of chicken breast and 2 tblespoons of flax oil
7:00- same (but no flax)
9:00-6 ounces chicken breast
10:30- half a whey shake abd glutimine and my vits(forgot to take them this morning)

Maki Riddington
01-23-2001, 03:54 PM
Whoa,longgggggg day for me today.Working a 16 hour today.
So no training today.

Woke up at 4:45
Almost felt like cheating today but evrything is cool.
Food is dead on and so is my water intake.

Just for the record for those who are reading my posts,I don't put my lifts in because they don't matter.
I can lie about them and you wouldn't know the difference so I choose to leave them out.

I'll be in bed tonight at 11:00 and will probally get a good 10 and a half hours in so I will be set to do Biceps and Hams tommorrow.Ya Baby!

Maki Riddington
01-24-2001, 09:09 PM
I got 10 hours of sleep today.
Feel better,took a nap at work last night for about an hour so that helped as well.

Got a tan today,makes me always look so much more cut:)
Gonna hit up hams and Bi's tonight,I'll do bi's first and hams last.
4 sets total for biceps and 6 sets total for Hams.

Food is on,had a some pita's today with some lettuce and tomatoe and cut up a 12 ounces of chicken breast and put peppercorn ranch dressing on it(yum)Was kept within what I'm supposed to be eating.

Gonna be getting some Andrasol sometime in the near future,that should be interesting.

Maki Riddington
01-26-2001, 08:01 PM
Well I took my lady out last night so i wrote it off as a cheat day.idn't do any training today.Ham sorness is kicking in,my quads are still aching from last Sunday's workout.

Gonna get some deep tissue massage done in the following week,it wil do wonders for me so I'm looking foard to my appointments.

Food is on same with water and my sleep is around 10 hours each night.

Maki Riddington
01-27-2001, 04:01 PM
Today is a write off as well.I have been getting 10 plus hours of sleep lately something is not right.

I am either not getting enough cals in or amd not fully recovered from my previous workouts,meaning I need more time in between body parts.

These next 2 days will be good for me.

Back to the weights on Monday if the body gives me the go ahead signal.

Maki Riddington
01-28-2001, 05:26 PM
Today I feel good,I think that my cheat days are taking me back,I beleive that I will only have a cheat meal or half a cheat day from now on.

Slept 9 hours,water is on at 1.5 gallons.

No trainig today.

Maki Riddington
01-30-2001, 07:44 PM
Monday my food was on,I actually got a email from a friend who lended some words of advice,that being said I changed my diet.It will be in effect as of next Monday.

My new ratios will be:
Carbs 150
Protein 275
Fat 90
Total will be over 2500 cals

Right now I'm at :
Carbs 100
Protein 300
fat 90
Cals at around 2410 or so.
Did shoulders and tri's last night,whoa I'm sore!
Wayter was on,sleep was around 8 hours.

Maki Riddington
01-30-2001, 07:48 PM
Well today I did hams and biceps.
My deads were way off,I still haven'y recovered from my last session not too mention my arms were sore from yesterdays workout.

Food is on,water on and I took a nap today.1.5 hour one after my workout.
My body is tiered,no training tommorrow.

Bought some Designer whey(unflavored) to take right after my workouts with my carbs.

Will sleep probally 9 hours tommorrow.
Need to buy some glutimine and Vit C.

Maki Riddington
01-31-2001, 08:36 PM
Shoulders and Tris are sore!
My sleep was at 8 hours plus a half hour nap.
Water and food is on.
No training today.

Maki Riddington
02-03-2001, 03:17 PM
I have been doing well so far,my arms seem to be growing from my low volume workouts,I'm doing 3-4 sets or less for my arms.

Food is good and I have taken out my cheat day because I eat one meal and the rest of the day I eat candy.

I will incorperate 2 cheat meals a week,maybe one.

My birthday is next week on the 9th so I will have 2 write off days due to partying.

Training and sleep are on and it is Squat day today:)

Maki Riddington
02-04-2001, 10:36 PM
Food ratios change tommorrow,upping my carbs up to 150 grms.
Worked legs last night 5 sets and boy was I tiered!

This week is my recovery period so I am gonna be doing some circut training.5 compound exercises back to back.
Should be fun!

Food is on and water is behind tonight.
Getting stronger can't wait to to test my deadlift in a couple months.I'll be happy if I can pull 300 15 x's.

Maki Riddington
02-06-2001, 10:00 PM
Did my circuttrainig with 5 compound movements back to back,man I almost threw up I was so out of breath.

Doing it agin on Wednesday and Thursday.
2 sets each that all.

Food sucks today,it was a write off day,I used almost all powders today to get my protein intake.Fat is on and My carbs are below.

Gonna see crouching dragon hidden tiger tonight,should be good!

Water is on.

02-06-2001, 10:05 PM
wasnt sure if u were making a joke but it is croching tiger hidden dragon =]

Maki Riddington
02-13-2001, 07:04 PM
My bad on the title of the movie:)
BTW movie was the shiat!,excellent movie.

It seems that my BF has jumped up a notch dueto my excessive partying the last 4 days.
Dissapointed but thats what happens.
I look bloated and flat.

It looks like my goal of getting on stage at my desired weight is slipping away.I will do my best to get there in the time I have written down.If not I will just postpone stepping on stage.

My food is on and my workouts are fine.
Today I did dips with a 35 pound plate around my waist for 10 reps.All the way down and up.Looks like my goal of doing a 45 pound plate 10x's will be reached pretty soon.
For those of you wondering why this is a big deal,cause I know it ain't that much weight, my triceps are extremly weak.

Maki Riddington
02-14-2001, 06:35 PM
Well I did my hams and biceps today,I was really tiered since I was up at 4:45 to go to work.

Had a 2 hour nap after my workout,and my food is almost on except for the 10 chicken wings I ate.(hehe)

Water is on,my grip strenght needs to be brought up,it's limiting me in my deads.So I have incorperated static holds starting at 80 pound dumbells hlding for up to a minute and I'll move up until I feel my grip isn't the limiting factor in my deads.

3 sets for biceps.

Rest day tommorrow.

Maki Riddington
02-16-2001, 06:55 PM
Hit the gym at 7:00am and did squats,5 sets.
Went back to Sleep at 8:00 for 3 hours.

Felt great,legs are weak now,drilled them hard!!!

Food is on,water is behind lately.
Gonna get a good nights sleep tonight.
Need to get some glutimine and some vits.

Maki Riddington
02-17-2001, 08:53 PM
Gonna hit chest and back tonight.
Food is on and I still look flat.
Want to increase my carbs But i will wait a little longer.

Maki Riddington
02-17-2001, 08:54 PM
Food is on,same with water.
Gonna hit back and chest today.

Still lookin flat,want to increase carbs but will wait.

Maki Riddington
02-18-2001, 09:42 PM
Had a terrible chest and back workout,even though I'm terribly sore today.

Weak lifts, no energy.

No worries,today I rest tommorrow I break a record,thats how it goes:)

Food is on.Water is on.

Looking to boost cals at the ned of the month again,up another 100 cals.

Maki Riddington
02-19-2001, 09:10 PM
Slept 11 hours today,decided that since I slept so long I should stay away from the weights a couple more days.

Food is good,dropped my protein down and raised my carbs up.Same cals different ratios.

Maki Riddington
02-21-2001, 10:29 PM
Did my tris and shoulders today.Awful workout.

I'm still not recovered.I beleive it has to with my early mornings starts at work.I sleep when I get home but still.........

Must lower volume,noooooooo,must only do 1 set till failure, nooooooooo.(sarcasim noted)

Anyways,I seem to be still leaning out when in fact I want to gain weight,it will come, this time I'm gonna do it really slow so I minimize the amount of FAT I put on.

Tommorrow,Biceps and posteral exercises.

02-22-2001, 10:21 AM
start eating some calories little man ;)

Maki Riddington
02-26-2001, 05:58 PM
All in due time Cack:)

Carbs have been boosted,protein lowered.
Workouts seem to be slowly improving,Hams though are taking a extreme amount of time to recover,it's probally due to the fact that I skimp on stretching my hams.

Food is getting tastier as I boost my cals up,still trying to keep em as clean as possible though.

mr sloan
02-27-2001, 10:01 PM
Did biceps today,12 mins and I was done,a whole 4 sets with 90 sec rest periods.

Food is on,water great and I am not going to weigh myself until I hit the 3000 cal mark.

Maki Riddington
03-03-2001, 08:58 PM
Well my hams are super tight which means I have skipped doing deads for the last 2 weeks and I missed my squat workout this week.

I'm doing chest and forearms tonight.
4 sets for chest,2 sets flyes 2 sets incline dumbell presses.
3 sets of static holds.

Thats all,very tempted to weigh myslef,last time I did was 2 weeks ago.

I'm still under 10% BF but as my cals continue to rise things will change.I will be content with my BF staying under 12% once my cals are up there.

Maki Riddington
03-04-2001, 05:35 PM
Chest workout was good!

Gonna hit squats and tris and shoulders on Monday.
1 set of squats, 1 set of leg press.
3 sets of shoulders and 3 sets of tris.

My chest is hella sore today!!!!!

Diet is fine.
Water could be better.

I am now enjoying my food more:)

Maki Riddington
03-05-2001, 10:23 PM
Diet is fine,sleep is great!
Came home this morning and fell asleep for 3.5 hours,ya I felt good.

Deads tommorrow,hope my hams are OK.
Cack challenged me,I'm not to worried about gaining weight,I know I can do it,it's my lifts I'm working on now.

Goal tommorrow,deadlift 275x10, we'll see if my hams can take the punishment.I have faith I can do it:)

Not much of a lift,but everything comes to those who are patient and work there toushes off:)

Maki Riddington
03-07-2001, 10:39 AM
Well I failed miserably!!!!
warmed up and only did 3 reps with 275 before the weight slipped out of my hands.I was very irritated with this.

I should clarify that my goal is to dead without the aid of straps or chalk.

Grip needss to be strengthened big time!!!!!

Hams and back are strong its just my grip is likened to the strenght of a 4 month old baby!
Disrupted my flow for the day.......serenity now, serenity now!

Food was awful yesterday.

Chris Rodgers
03-07-2001, 09:40 PM
Mac-did you use an over/under grip? If so you have the grip of a 12 year old girl ;). J/K

Also, why no chalk? I love chalk!

Maki Riddington
03-10-2001, 01:09 PM
It was a mixed grip.That is why I'm very very irratated with myself.

I don't want to use chalk or wraps because if I do it won't be a accurate way of telling whether I can lift it.

They are accesories to help you lift more,I'm sure if I can dead 275 10x's with no chalk or wraps I could dead at least 20 pounds more with wraps or chalk.

Gonna start a chin program,doing chins 3x's a week for 6 sets each.

After 3-4 weeks I should be able to chin alot more.

I'm gonna bulk till December.Cals should be at around 4000-5000 by then.I'm at 2600 right now.
I will be at least 200 pounds if not a little more.
BF will be below 15%BF.

03-10-2001, 02:15 PM
its about time you decided to bulk little one.

mr sloan
03-12-2001, 08:16 PM
Gonna do some ultra high volume today.

6 sets for back
6 sets for triceps
6 sets for shoulders

Diet is fine today,the last 2 days were nutty.
Water needs to be upped.

Maki Riddington
03-13-2001, 08:24 PM
Diet is good,workout was good.
Gonna hit legs and biceps and back tommorrow.

2 sets for legs
2 sets for biceps
6 sets for back

Maki Riddington
03-19-2001, 10:13 PM
Well it's been awhile,tiered today,only slept 5 hours.
Got to work at 5:30 am so I'm up at 4:30.

Upping my carbs today 25 grms.

Total is
225 carbs
250 pro
90 fat
Total:2700 around there(too lazy to calculate)

No workout tommorrow.Workouts down to 3 days a week.
I hit my back 3x's per week for 3 weeks and then I'll focus on Squats.

Maki Riddington
03-20-2001, 09:15 PM
Food is on today,lately I've been under 200 cals.
water is behind.

Workout tommorrow.

Static holds
Reverse hypers
Workout should be done in undera hour.

Work is killing me,these early mornings are holding my lifts back.

Gained half a pound.Thats good.

Maki Riddington
03-21-2001, 08:45 PM
Hit the weights and did well,my deads are hurting due to my injured lower back,the pain comes and goes.

Today is a liquid diet,forgot my wallet at work,so I have to survive on MR, flax oil and friut.

My goal to hit the number regarding deads is squashed,you win Cack.

03-21-2001, 08:51 PM
4-0 :)

Maki Riddington
03-25-2001, 08:52 PM
I'm sick,last 4 days I've eaten a total of 7 meals.
Need sleep.Feel weak!
Damn roomates.

Maki Riddington
03-26-2001, 08:24 PM
Still sick,must have a virus?
Food is getting better.
Need to sleep.

mr sloan
03-27-2001, 06:56 PM
Still sick,feel weak,not eating right.
This sucks big time.

Maki Riddington
03-28-2001, 08:48 PM
Feel much better.
Gonna hit the weights tommorrow.
Appetite is back,time to pack some mass on baby!

Cals are going to change,boosting them to 3200
50% carbs,25% pro,25 % fat

Wish me luck,I have my first of several workshops I have to present this Spring in the community tommorrow evening.
First one is called Abs,Thighs and Glutes,pretty corny but it was not my decision.

Onward upward!!!!

mr sloan
03-30-2001, 06:17 PM
Just getting back into things as the sickness has ravaged my body.

Did chest 1 set of flyes
Triceps:dips 4 sets of 8
Shoulders:1 set of 4 reps

Chest is sore youch.

Food was off but I'm not worried,
water is off,must work on that!!!!!

03-30-2001, 08:22 PM
mac sloan, mr sloan? Thought you were different people :) Why'd you change your name?

mr sloan
03-31-2001, 12:39 AM
Sometimes I can't log in so I use another alias that I go by on the eazyboards.

My food was on today 3264 cals,I'm starving too.Thats great:) Weighed myself today,I gained 3 pounds,big deal but with this increase in cals my weight will jump.
Can't wait to hit the 5000 mark.
Squats and chins tommorrow.
2 sets squats
6 sets chins.

Goonight all,see ya tommorrow.:)

Maki Riddington
04-01-2001, 08:32 PM
2 sets done,I changed the six sets to 3 sets supersetted.
I'm hurting all over.
Feels great:)
Food on,same with diet and sleep,slept 9.5 hours.
Helping my lady move so I'm a bit tiered,other than that I can't complain.

Tris and Shoulders tommorrow.
My goal is to get to 200 under 15% by Septemeber.
My goal of competing needs to be put on hold,I need mass baby.

Maki Riddington
04-02-2001, 10:10 PM
Gonna hit back and shoulders and tris

4 sets back
4 sets tris
4 sets shoulders

Food is on.
Water is on.
My sleep has been around 11 hours lately,must be the change in cals.

Cals were over lastnight,hit 3430.
Thats fine if I go over.

Maki Riddington
04-03-2001, 10:11 PM
Food was low last night,but I'm bulking so it doesn't really matter.
If I was dieting it would be another story.

Food is on today.
Sleep was 10.5 hours.
Legs are still sore.

Maki Riddington
04-04-2001, 07:37 PM
Did lower back this morning and hams and forearms.
Gonna hit hams and calves tonight again.
Slept 4.5 hours and then took a 3 hour nap.
I can see that I put on some weight,abs are slowly fading,just barely have a six pack now,estimation of 10.5 % BF.
Cals are on,eating clean and water needs to be kept up.
Rest day tommorrow.:)

After several weeks I'm gonna change my split and do a 6 day split working each muscle three times a week and then taper down.

Maki Riddington
04-07-2001, 08:09 PM
Doing Lunges tonight,4 sets and calves as well 4 sets.

Food is on and I am feeling grrrrrrrrrreat.
Water still needs to be brought up.

I am going to get some Andrasol and see how it goes.I'm aiming to pack on at least 5-8 pounds with it.I talked to a guy who used it and said he gained 10 pounds while on it and only lost 2 pounds after discontinuing it.I'll up my cals while on it as well as tweak my program.
I'll be doing it around the secoond week of May.

04-08-2001, 05:29 AM
Mac, you might want to try the andro spray from ergopharm. You only need 10 sprays 2 times a day as oposed to adrosols 70 sprays 2 times a day. Both will give you 400mg of 4-ad at that dose.

Maki Riddington
04-09-2001, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the advice:) much appreciated.
I did lunges and ohhh does my butt hurt.
Have to skip my workouts due to work.
Food is over which is fine,lately I've been hitting the 3800 mark.All clean,well most of it:)
Doing better than last times bulk phase,at this rate I may be able to surpass my goal of 200,well we'll have to wait and see...................

Maki Riddington
04-13-2001, 07:48 PM
Workouts are great, food is one and water is a litle behind.

Aiming for one pound this week.
Butt is super sore, same withmy hams.
Chest is ore from last nights workout.

Maki Riddington
04-17-2001, 06:09 PM
Got my one pound raise.
Workouts are fine, food is fine, I'm fine.

Maki Riddington
04-20-2001, 12:01 PM
Up another pound, still have abs but I can see there dissapearing. Not worried. at the rate I'm at I'll be past 200 by Sept.
Workouts are out of order, food is on and I've lowered my water intake, I don't need to be drinking gallons of water. No vits or any supps.
May start some Creatine.....

Maki Riddington
04-24-2001, 10:43 PM
Up another pound.
Food is good, water is fine.
Training is out of order but I'm not to concerned since I'll be starting a program in about a months time.

Maki Riddington
04-25-2001, 09:40 PM
Water is behind.
Working on hams and back. Also gonna work on grip strength.
Food is on.
Feeling great and looking bigger already.

Maki Riddington
04-28-2001, 04:36 PM
It looks like I'm up anothe 2 pounds.
We'll see by next week.
Food is on, training is all low volume. You reading this Chris;)

Water is low.
Training chest and back tonight.

Maki Riddington
04-29-2001, 10:10 PM
Trained chest and back.
Feel great today.
Slept 11 hours. Went to bed at 3 am and then woke up at 10:00 went back to sleep after the Knicks game at 12:00 and woke up at 3:00. Actually thats 12 hours sleep.

Food and water is on.

Maki Riddington
04-30-2001, 07:20 PM
Feel good today.
2 more days and I'm off to Denver for 8 days.
Training tri's, shoulders and forearms today.

Maki Riddington
05-01-2001, 08:34 PM
This will be the last day I will update my progress for a week.
I'm going away so my cals may be a little low.

Maki Riddington
05-08-2001, 04:34 PM
I ate like shiat, and drank less than a litre of water each day I was away.
I trained only one day i was away.
I feel like crap.
I had some people help me on my diet. I'm gonna lower the carbs and raise my protein.
Totals look like this, Pro:250 grms
Carbs:300 grms
Fat: 100 grms

Water will stay at 1 gallon.

05-08-2001, 05:11 PM
Uh Oh..Mac has gone professional on us!

Greetings, Mr. Riddington.

Maki Riddington
05-11-2001, 12:31 AM
Diet is good, same with water.
Training is chaotic but I don't care.
Other than that I'm doing well.

Maki Riddington
05-12-2001, 08:34 PM
Diet is fine,I think I'm coming down with a cold.
water is good and I think I'll start using creatine.

Training hams, bi's and back tonight.

Maki Riddington
05-14-2001, 08:52 PM
Had a pleasant suprise tonight as I decided to jump on the scale. It appears that I am at 183.5 pounds with my BF at 11% since I got tested 2 days ago. I figured I would drop in weight since I cut out 100 grams of carbs and replaced it with more protein.
Got 7 months to reach 200. Which would mean at my current weight i would need to gain only 3 pounds per month which seems fairly easily. Who knows I might surpass my goal of 200 which would make me even more happy.
Bulking is FUN!

Still sick, water is at a gallon, going to train chest , calves and abs tomorrow.
Cals are at 3200.

Maki Riddington
05-16-2001, 08:58 AM
I was lazy yesterday, I ordered pizza and diddn't cook any meals, I was lucky I got in enough cals cause I was not feeling up to eating.

Gonna start creatine today and see how that works.
Doing chest, traps and calves today.

2 sets chest press followed by seated chest press.
3 sets trap bar deadifts
2 sets calves raises setted with seated calve raises.
All to failure.

Maki Riddington
05-16-2001, 07:49 PM
Gonna do my second workout tonight.
Shoulders and triceps.
This way I can sleep in tommorrow.

Push Press
Dumbell press
External rotation
Close Grip bench
Incline Dumbell skull crushers.

Water is off, forgot my water bottle at home.

Maki Riddington
05-17-2001, 10:38 PM
Slept 10 hours today, food is on and I wil be taking 2 days off.
Saterday is quad day.
I'm still sick.
Gee I wish my diary was as interesting as Ginos:)
Maybe when I reach 200 life will be more exciting:)
Creatine should put some water weight on me and boost my ego.

05-17-2001, 11:03 PM

Maki Riddington
05-18-2001, 11:12 AM
Gonna hit my back tonight.
Don't want to take time off.
Then I'll hit quads and bis on saterday.
Cals are hovering at 3000-3200.
I'm gonna be a fat basterd during summer time.
oh well.

Chris Rodgers
05-18-2001, 02:26 PM
Don't worry mac, I'm gonna be fat too!!!

Maki Riddington
05-23-2001, 08:33 PM
Gonna hit chest and triceps tonight.
Weight still around 182-3
Keeping my cals at 3200 till I get my Andrasol.
Cals will then be raised to 4000.
Need to get more sleep in. Been working too much.
That all for now.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2001, 09:04 PM
I finished my first workout today.
Did push presses and some cable internal, external rotation for my rotators.

Tonight will be close grip bench, good mornings and calves raises.

My weight is still at 183 pounds.
Food is good and my water is on.

Maki Riddington
05-27-2001, 05:05 PM
Well I did my 2 workouts and I'm feeling the effects today.
I decided to deadlift last night on my last set after fatiguing my back with heavy good mornings.(well they were heavy arccording to me:))
I threw on 265 and with ease lifted it 4 times.
I could have done at least 4 more times but I was tiered from my first workout.
I used a normal grip without wraps.
I'm gonna do one set of deads each week to see where I'm at.
Today is a rest day.
Legs tommorrow.

Maki Riddington
05-30-2001, 06:47 PM
Well tonight I'll be doing Biceps, back and calves

3 sets for biceps
3 sets for back
3 sets of calves

Water is at around 3 litres.
I'm zigzagging my cals, 3500 on training days and about 2700 on my off days.
My weight is still the same.
I gained maybe half a pound.

Maki Riddington
06-01-2001, 02:43 AM
Worked my triceps, and chest......... Ouch I'm sore already. Gonna be hell tommorrow, gonna try to deadlift.

Food is on and so is my water. Feeling pumped.

Maki Riddington
06-02-2001, 02:15 PM
My chest and tris are hurting and my low back and hams were still sligthly sore.
I decided to do some deadlift last night.
I ended up pulling 340.
I used to many sets to work up to this weight, I think I used 9 sets. I also was not 100% so I felt satisfied with what I did. I am nowhere near my max.
I figure I could have pulled at least 370 on a good day.
So that leaves me with a goal to pull 400 by the time I weigh 200 which is not that hard to achieve.

Food was off yesterday, so was water.
Today everything will be on.
Push presses tonight.
My goal is to push press 200 for 3 reps.
That means I must be able to do a half clean to get me to my starting position which will be the tough part.

Maki Riddington
06-03-2001, 07:30 PM
Worked calves and shoulders last night.
Next Friday is my next deadlift day.
I'll see what I can do with a fresh pair of legs and lower back.
My shoulders are sore today from my push presses.
Poor joints:(

Maki Riddington
06-07-2001, 05:20 PM
I did my back and biceps last night.
I have just started doing bent rows again and they have shot up 20 pounds from last time I did them which was over 2 months ago.
My goal is to do 225x4.
I see Sinep is a strong mofo when it comes to bent rows.
Weight is still the same.
Tommorrow I will be doing a am workout and a pm workout.
I will see what I can deadlift tommorrow night.
In the morning I will be doing tri's,shoulders and chest.
Total sets will be 10.

Maki Riddington
06-10-2001, 09:30 PM
Well I ate really aweful this weekend.
Todays diet consisted soley of Mcdonalds food.
Back on track tommorrow.

Maki Riddington
06-16-2001, 03:11 PM
My weight is almost at 190.
I'm about 189.5.
BF is at 12-13 right now.
My food intake is going to go up.
I start my new program this Monday.
I should be over 200 by August.
I'll keep bulking till I hit 210.
Lifts are going up.

Maki Riddington
06-17-2001, 04:17 PM
I made a bet with one of my coworkers that I couldn't reach 210 by September.

Well I am scrapping my original plan to hit 200 at 15% and go big and just BULK!!!!! That gives me 2 and a half months to gain 20 pounds. This equates to gaining 2 pounds a week. This isn't impossible since I have gained roughly 20 pounds since I first started bulking May 1st.

Today is a rest day, tommorrow it's squat day. My legs are still hurting though. Oh well, gotta suck it up and SQUAT!!!

06-18-2001, 07:36 AM
I know something that can get ya those 20 pounds ;)

06-18-2001, 03:30 PM
Yates: CELL-Tech right?

Maki Riddington
06-18-2001, 08:20 PM
What, What, What, Yates please tell me!!!!!;)

I'm gonna track my progress by taking pics. I'll post them in December once I lose some weight from my bulking cycle. Or I can post some pics of a fat bastard.

I did squats today.
6 sets of 2 reps.
3 min rest periods, actually I rode the bike during my rest periods. I conviniently set the bike next to the power cage, hehe.

Tommorrow is a rest day.
Food is on today.
I bought mass up powder to take after my workouts.
3 scoops plus 500ml of skim milk equals 52 grms of protein, 150 grms of carbs and 10 grms of fat.
Total cals is 990.
Only cost me 30 bucks Canadian.

Mystic Eric
06-18-2001, 08:27 PM
maki, where'd you get your weight gain powder and what kind is it?

Maki Riddington
06-18-2001, 08:30 PM
I can't remember the name, I'll post it tommorrow here in my journal.
I got it at Richmond centre at CNC (Consumers Nutrition Centre)
I usually get all my stuff there or at Genesis Nutrtion.

Maki Riddington
06-20-2001, 08:15 PM
The name of the weight gainer was Perfect ass 2000.
Did my AM workout today.
4 sets of pushpresses.
3 sets of plate raises.

Tonight will be back, 8 sets for back.
I'm loving this high volume. I feel great.

Just finished my back workout. I feel great!!!!!!

Chris Rodgers
06-21-2001, 08:31 AM
LMAO@ Perfect Ass 2000!!

Maki Riddington
06-21-2001, 09:28 PM
Oops! I meant Mass not ass.:)
Did my chest and triceps today.
Bloody tiered, didn't finish all my sets since I was pooped!
I'll have to let my body adapt to all this volume.
Food is up now to 3800 cals.
I'm gaining weight big time.
My BF is rising though.
I figure I'm at 13.5 now.

Maki Riddington
06-24-2001, 10:08 PM
Diet was low on the calories side this weekend.
I saw my half sister this weekend, fiest time in 18 years.
I think of her as my sister.
Anyways went out last night to the clubs, boring.
Today is food is low.
At least I'm eating.
Squats tommorrow.
BTW Fridays session sucked.
Start Androsol next week.

Maki Riddington
06-26-2001, 06:53 PM
Squats session was OK.
I'm up to 194.
Thats at night so I guess I'm still around 190.
Got nil sleep last night and worked a long day today.
My workout is going to suffer tommorrow.
Food is on, I'm justing eating everything in sight. I'm loving this.
I've been living off of Subway lately.
Cals are at 3800-4000.

Maki Riddington
06-30-2001, 04:15 PM
Did my biceps yesterday, owwww they are sore, first time in 9 months this has happened.
Food is on, but I am tiered, need to take naps throughout the day.

Maki Riddington
07-02-2001, 10:56 AM
Today my eating is back on track. It was a national holiday yesterday and so for the last 2 days I ate 4 meals each day and used 2 servings of my weight gainer to keep my cals up. My cals were a little low at around 3200 but not overly low.
Today I squat.
5 sets of 2 reps.

Maki Riddington
07-03-2001, 08:02 PM
Well I did my squats last night.
5 sets of 2 reps at 340.
They were not to failure but were done explosively azz to the ground. My hip extensors have grown quite strong from doing clean and jerks which I believe have contributed to my increase in poundages.

My push press which I did on Saturday was at 175 for 3 reps for 4 sets again they were not taken to failure.

I need to be getting more sleep though.
My food has been so so.
Today I'm eating 6 cheese burgers and 12 pieces of chicken nuggets for dinner and snack.
Tuesdays I work a long day so I usually skip out on my meal plan.

Maki Riddington
07-09-2001, 07:42 PM
Too much voume.... but it ended on Friday.
Lower volume this week.
I could feel the effects.
I was constantly tiered.

I'm up a whole pound:rolleyes: hehe, shouldn't complain should I???

Other than that all is good.
Water is at around 3-4 litres a day sometimes it is at 2 litres but I'm not a huge believer anymore of massive amounts of water intake.

Maki Riddington
07-10-2001, 07:33 PM
Well I Squatted 365 last night azz to the ground. I felt pretty good, probally could have gone heavier but I will be patient.
I only did 2 sets becuase it is low volume week.

I got extremely ****ed off today. I was talking to a patron at the gym today and he asked me how much I weighed. I proceeded to tell him I weighed 193.
He told me that I looked like I was 170. Well I wanted to grab him and wring his neck. That really got to me.

Things like that mess with my mind!!!!!

Cals are at a solid 4000.

I guess I'm not someone who you can tell that is overly muscular when I wear cloths. When I work out with friends and take off my shirt they're like .. whoa!!! Thats the only time people can really take notice.
Oh well.......:rolleyes:

Mystic Eric
07-11-2001, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

I guess I'm not someone who you can tell that is overly muscular when I wear cloths. When I work out with friends and take off my shirt they're like .. whoa!!! Thats the only time people can really take notice.
Oh well.......:rolleyes:

maki, i hope that you aren't those flames that takes off their shirt in the middle of a work out while in a public gym tuttut

Maki Riddington
07-11-2001, 08:31 AM
LOL Term, I mean when I sometimes work out in a tank top.

Maki Riddington
07-11-2001, 07:06 PM
Well I stepped on the scale and I weighed 200 last night.
Great ego boost but I know that it is not my true weight.
I will weigh in on Friday morning to see what my weight is.

Tris, Bis, calves and lower back tonight.

Maki Riddington
07-13-2001, 11:57 AM
Well I'm 195.5 now. Thats first thing in the morning.
I'm over 200 at the end of the night but that doesn't count.:(

Gonna start hitting my arms twice a week and then 3 times week.
I am not happy with the current size of them.

Today I squat, bench and do back.
3 sets each to failure.

Next week I will be 197 pounds.
My cals of lately are around 4200-5000 cals.
I'm eating like an animal.:D

Maki Riddington
07-14-2001, 05:51 PM
Did my squats,chest and back yesterday.
Man was I tiered. I slept a good two and a half hours when I got home.
Then I fell asleep at 12:30am.

Today I will be doing bis,tris,traps,calves.
A total of 10 sets.
I think my weight of 195.5 was off.
I'm gonna weigh myself again on Monday morning.

Maki Riddington
07-16-2001, 06:48 PM
Well I weighed in this morning at 203.
I figured I was a little off last time I weighed myself.

It feels great to finally break 200 after years of dreaming what it would be like.
**Maki pats himself on the back**

Maybe life will be more interesting now that I'm over 200.

Skipped my workout tonight, I'm really tiered.
Now my goal is 210.

Chris Rodgers
07-16-2001, 08:05 PM
Congrats Maki! :D Looks like you are gonna win that bet with your coworker after all.

Mystic Eric
07-17-2001, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Well I weighed in this morning at 203.
I figured I was a little off last time I weighed myself.

It feels great to finally break 200 after years of dreaming what it would be like.
**Maki pats himself on the back**

Maybe life will be more interesting now that I'm over 200.

Skipped my workout tonight, I'm really tiered.
Now my goal is 210.

congrats maki :) hey, when you meet up and train, maybe you can do what you do with your friends, and take off your shirt while working to show me how big you REALLY are tuttut

Maki Riddington
07-18-2001, 08:11 PM
I'm tiered.
I did legs last night.
I was gonna go for a PB on Squats but I couldn't since the cage was being used.
I had to settle for the smith machine.

I did 365 for 6 reps for a couple sets and then quit since it bothered my knees. My drive in the bottom position is getting really strong.

Tonight is bis, tris and shoulders.

My lower back is buggered due to a huge brawl me and my bros got in last week. Fooking friends huh, life is grand at 2 bills:)

Maki Riddington
07-21-2001, 02:24 PM
My weight is at around 201 first thing in the morning.
I'm tiered. My body is tiered.
Gonna skip my workout today and rest for a couple days.

I am contemplating whether I should end my bulk cycle in September or continue on for 4 more months.

I'll have to get my BF checked to see.

Maki Riddington
07-23-2001, 08:24 PM
Slept a 6.5 hours today, no good!
Bicep,tricep and shoulder workout.

Need to bring my shoulders up.
Will focus one workout on compound movements and one on isolation work for shoulders.

Food and water is on.
Day off from the gym tommorrow.
Weight is probally up gonna check on Friday.

Maki Riddington
07-27-2001, 08:23 AM
I weighed in this morning at 203. I figure I'm at 16%
I really don't want to keep bulking.
I feel like crap!
Extra weight is making me short of breath, tiered, sore joints, and sweating.

Just one more month left and then I 'll cut the cals.
Back to a serious diet and some cardio.

Doing my legs and arms today.
Only did 2 workouts this week.
I'm too tiered.

07-27-2001, 09:14 AM
it seems like everyone is cutting at present.

Keep us all well informed of events.

Maki Riddington
07-28-2001, 03:18 PM
Several people have commented at the gym that I've gained alot of weight. Of course I can always rely on my girl to give me a honest opinion and she says I don't look 200.:swear:

Anyways, I have to keep in mind that I my appearance will change when I bulk, I keep getting comments that I've gained weight on my face. I hate that!

I worked out extremely hard last night and almost passed out and almost puked several times. I did legs and arms.
My total sets were 8 sets. Not much but I worked my body pretty hard last night.

Gotta keep reminding myself that I have only one more month left.

Maki Riddington
07-30-2001, 07:30 PM
Well I did my back,chest and shoulders today.
Great workout!
Food is on.
Water is on.
I'm on a roll.

07-30-2001, 08:34 PM
Baha, pudgy fooker.

Maki Riddington
08-01-2001, 06:23 PM
Haha, Pudgy Fooker huh?

Went to do legs this morning and went to warm up with 225 and I felt fatigue in my legs.
Skipped my leg workout and went home to sleep for 3.5 hours.

Gonna hit arms tonight.
Weigh in this Friday.
Water on.
Food on.
I'm on a roll.

08-01-2001, 06:50 PM
What's with skipping all these workouts?

No wonder you're a "Fat Bastard"...

Maki Riddington
08-03-2001, 10:27 AM
Weighed in at 208 this morning.
Gonna check to see if it's my true weight so I'll weigh in tommorrow.

Skipped legs doing them tommorrow.
Chest and back today.

Maki Riddington
08-07-2001, 07:00 AM
Still haven't done legs.
Gonna do them on Wednesday.
I was so tiered this weekend. I didn't do much except hang with my woman and watch vids.

I think I'm gonna take a different approach to losing weight this time around. I'm gonna keep my cals at around 3800 and just add some cardio in, slowly.

I will keep my cals up until mid January.
I have a busy week so I hope I can get at least a 2 workouts in.

Food is ok
Water is fine.

chris mason
08-07-2001, 11:42 AM
You sure are gaining new weight rather quickly Mac, anything you would like to let us know, or are you just eating everything that isn't attached to the floor.

Maki Riddington
08-08-2001, 10:43 PM
Chris for your info I'm doing copious amounts of illicit drugs.

Finally got around to doing legs.
2 sets of squats.
325 x7
290 x7 2 mins later.
Kinda dissapointed.

3 sets of leg extension.
150 x 15 reps

Seated calve raises
2 sets using 90 pounds for 15 reps
1 sets of BW standing calf raises for 20 reps.

Short on energy today, it was a long day.
food is on, same with water.
Sleeping in tommorrow.
Good night all.

Gyno Rhino
08-09-2001, 08:40 AM
You are gaining weight really quick.. I did the same last fall.. You gettin' a little pudgy?? Eh? *wink* bah, it's cool. Once you get big and fat, you won't go back! Being skinny is alright for some girls, but being fat is cool!

Maki Riddington
08-10-2001, 11:31 PM
Hit shoulders and biceps today.
My shoulders should be much stronger.
I only managed to throw up 80x7 times on dumbell presses.
I have been neglecting them.

Gonna hit up the gym with Perm tommorrow.
Doing tris,chest and back.

Mystic Eric
08-10-2001, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

Gonna hit up the gym with Perm tommorrow.
Doing tris,chest and back.

yeah, too bad you failed to mention that it was me that suggested chest/back after you wanted to do legs because you wanted to spot me on stiff legg deads, and leg press. tuttut

Maki Riddington
08-11-2001, 12:53 AM
Here is a quick back shot.

Mystic Eric
08-11-2001, 01:09 AM
you look big man. i'm impressed.. now i get to meet you in person in a few hours... you better put on some clothes.

Maki Riddington
08-11-2001, 01:46 AM
Here is a front shot.

I will post a leg shot when i trim me hairy legs:)

08-11-2001, 07:12 AM
lookin good Maki Mak.....you mickey mouse mofo! hee hee....

Maki Riddington
08-11-2001, 08:22 PM
Well I did chest and back,tris.

Rather dissapointed with my bench. I only managed to get 255x4 the fifth Term had to help.

I did tricep skull crushers with dumbbells.
1 set of 50x6 term helped on the last one.
I'm aiming for 60 pound x5.
Oh well.

Tiered tonight. It's bloody hot here.
meals are on. I devised a new diet plan. Will be taking 7 meals in a day.
Once this thread runs it's course I will start a new one detailing all.

Chris Rodgers
08-12-2001, 12:59 AM
Lookin pretty big. Front shot looks good!

08-13-2001, 12:32 PM
my gf doesnt know shit about bodybuilding but she wants me to say you need more chest and 6 pack :angel: hehe,, she likes the rest though ;) :cry: i think you look great, nice traps

08-13-2001, 12:45 PM
Tell your gf the same thing Jay.. ;) jk
Gotta give Maki a chance.. he's bulking

Maki Riddington
08-13-2001, 12:48 PM
You can tell your girlfriend thanks.:)
Thanks for the feedback.

Maki Riddington
08-13-2001, 11:22 PM
Quick leg day today.
400 x 1 for squats. Then 315 x 5

Leg extension 100x12
150 x 10

Calf raises Bwx35

Thats all.
Tommorrow is my day off.

08-14-2001, 11:44 AM
lookn good
u got some impressive traps kickn

Maki Riddington
08-14-2001, 07:06 PM
Well thats it.
I'm done with this journal.
If ya'll are following my progress I'll be starting a new one so stay tuned.:)