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Hydro1945
10-05-2002, 10:54 PM
Been lurking around this site for a while, so I figured, ah, what the hell, take the plunge.

Always have been the skinny nerd throughout school (biology major currently, although most of you seem to know biology better than me! ;-). Started working out seriously this summer, been figuring out how to do things right every day since then.

Stats:

5-7, 150 lbs.

DB Bench: 45x6
Squat: 135x5
SLDL: 115x5
DB Shoulder Press: 35x6
One Arm DB Row: 45x6
BB Curl: 65x6

Goals:

5-7, a solid 160 lbs. by January 1, 2003 (yeah, that's right, one of my goals is to stay the same height)

Also by Jan. 1, 2003

DB Bench: 60x6
Squat: 200x6
SLDL: 200x6
DB Shoulder Press: 50x6
One Arm DB Row: 65x6
BB Curl: 80x6

Long-Term Goal:

Living to see 200--longevity, baby!


Diet:

Eat pretty much the same thing every day (turkey, eggs, chicken, etc.). Right now, I'm taking in about 2300 cals per day (197 g protein, 229 carb, 70 g fat), although I'm upping that slowly each week from now on till I get 3000. All that protein is just a by-product of what I eat, not a bunch of protein shakes. Only guzzle a one-scoop post-workout shake, and that's it for supps.

Cardio:

Strolling around campus with a backpack weighing me down for a good portion of each day.


I like to split up the workouts into little pieces, so there are some days where I only do two or three exercises for a certain bodypart and get the hell out of the gym. I know it's probably more ideal for me to slow down and do a full-body thing a couple times a week as a relative newbie, but I ain't got the time! So, here goes.

Today: 9/5/02

Leg Day

Squat: warmup with the bar
95x10
115x8
135x5

Leg Ext. 90x10
90x8
90x6

Mainly do these to get an extra burn in the quads. Don't really worry about the weight.

SLDL warmup
95x8
115x5

Leg Press Calf Raises: 135x10
155x10
155x10

Usually hit the gym late afternoon, worked out around 12-ish today, 'bout 2-3 hours after I got up, and that does NOT WORK. Felt zilch in terms of energy and struggled with the lifts. Felt good to struggle down the stairs afterward though, having not done squats in a while.

Gonna rest up, study for a couple of hard-core exams, and hit the grind again Monday. Oh, yeah, and Philadelphia will kick Jacksonville's ass come Sunday.

millertime
10-07-2002, 09:20 AM
Good luck, you skinny nerd. :D

:spam:

Hydro1945
10-07-2002, 04:44 PM
Thanks, ya drunkard! :-)

Diet:

Added some cals to what had been 2300 per day intake. Munch on an extra baked potato during my midday meal, and smash a spoonful of natty PB into my face and wash it down with milk later at night. So, that's up to 2660 calories/day right now.

I'll keep that for this week (although going home for fall break might mess it up), and jump up some more next week.


Today: 10/7/02

Chest/Triceps

DB Bench:
40x8
40x8
50x4

DB Flye 15x8
15x8
20x6

DB Tri. Ext. 15x8
15x8
10x10 (another person using the 15's)

Rope Pulldown*: 70x8
70x6
70x5

*First time doing these in a while

Eagles: Philly and Donovan McNabb beaten soundly. So bad, in fact, that McNabb barfed on the ball late in the game while taking the snap. I hate football!

Manveet
10-07-2002, 10:02 PM
:strong: good luck.

Hydro1945
10-08-2002, 05:56 PM
'ppreciate it, fellow undergrad/troubled soul.

10/8/2002

Diet: ~2698 calories (208 g protein/303 g carb/75 g fat)
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Lats/Biceps

One Arm Row:
40x8
40x8
50x4

Chin Grip Pulldown 105x8
105x8
120x6

BB Curl 65x5
65x4
65x3

Alt. DB Curl: 25x8
25x8
30x5

Jilla82
10-08-2002, 07:30 PM
what school you go to?

Hydro1945
10-09-2002, 09:46 PM
Jilla, I go to Penn. They've opened up a real nice new gym. But, it has one squat rack on four whole floors of equipment. Go figure.

10/9/2002

Diet: 2600 calories

Delts/Traps

DB Shoulder Press:
30x8
30x8
35x4

Lateral Raise 10x8
10x8
10x6

DB Shrug 25x10
30x8
30x8
40x8

DB Shrug (leaning forward): 30x8
35x8

Don't seem to be improving much on the shoulders. I'll keep things the same for a few more weeks and change things around if they don't get better.

Hydro1945
10-14-2002, 05:37 PM
10/10/2002

Diet: 2600 calories

Legs

Squat:
95x10
115x8
115x6

Leg Ext. 105x10
105x8
108x5

SLDL: 95x8
115x7

Leg Press Calf R: 155x10
155x10
175x10

Pretty much a step backward from last week. But not hard to see why. Lousy sleep + lousy, miserable rainy day in Philly + lousy performance on previous day's exam--one of the worst all-around days I've had in a long time.

Hydro1945
10-14-2002, 05:38 PM
10/14/2002

Diet: 2600 calories

Chest/Tri

DB Bench:
40x8
40x8
50x5

Flyes: 15x8
20x7
20x5

Incline DB: 30x8
30x8

Rope Pulldown: 70x8
70x8
70x6