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wooster82
10-15-2002, 09:57 PM
I've tried writing a journal before, but this time I'm gonna stick to it. I thought now would be a good time to start since I'm maxing out this week. Kinda gives me a starting point I guess.

I thought I should add a little about myself to the journal, just in case someone actually reads it. I'm 16 years old, 17 in a month, 6'1", roughly 175 pounds. I lifted for a while about a year ago, then stopped. Just started again a couple weeks ago. I'm actually lifting in a class now, which has its advantages and disadvantages. This way I am forced to lift everyday, and there are always plenty of spotters. But also, I have to listen to a dumbass of a teacher, and follow the crap routine that he had a student make up last year. My personal goals are: stay around the same weight for a while but gain definition and a little mass, bench 200 (one rep), squat 400, barbell curl 75 pounds for reps, and do 450 on the calf raise machine(god, i love calves). Those are pretty reasonable, attainable goals to me.

Today sucked!!! I need to get the calories way up!
Calories-1930
Fat-23 g-209 cals-11%
Carbs-325 g-1259 cals-66%
Protein-109 g-437 cals-23%
Could have been worse, but could have been better.

Anywayz, we started maxing today. We did bench today. I wasn't feeling too good and maxed out at 165, which is bull**** since I've been using 155 for reps. Oh well, I get to try again on Friday. But tommorrow is powerclean day. My plan is to concentrate on my technique, get a little more of a warmup, and eat a better breakfast. That should help quite a bit. My goal is 175, which shouldn't be too hard. Now its time for sleep, cuz I can't lift if I'm tired.

wooster82
10-16-2002, 09:41 PM
GRRRRR!!!!!!!
Another crap day!
I have just felt like ass the last couple days.
I got plenty of calories, but I need to lower my fat % a little, and raise my protein.

Calories-3452
Fat-104 g- 933 cals- 27%
Carbs-481 g- 1795 cals- 53%
Protein-169 g- 677 cals- 20%

Maxed in powerclean today in class. That was not a good start to my day. I know I could have gotten 175, but I wasn't feeling too strong. I ended up only getting 150, which isn't too bad I guess. It just ticks me off that my lifts have gone down since last year. Of course, that might be because I was in football then, so I was in a LOT better shape. Oh well, I'm not gonna let powerclean get me down. I'll just have to work a little harder is all. But I better be able to squat more this year. I think I've made a lot of progress lately, and I'm hoping to hit 400. Not positive if I can get that though, so I'm gonna start around 350 and work my way up.

Franjipani
10-16-2002, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by wooster82
I think I've made a lot of progress lately, and I'm hoping to hit 400. Not positive if I can get that though, so I'm gonna start around 350 and work my way up.

Having a clear specific goal is a start !!

Good luck:D

wooster82
10-17-2002, 09:42 PM
Today was almost worthless. My strength training teacher had to go to some convention or something, so we didn't even have class. I wish I belonged to a gym somewhere so I could have lifted on my own today. I was feeling pretty good. Maybe the day off was good for me though. My dad decided to join a gym close to home though. He said if I want, I can join with him. With the deal he's got that will only cost me 144 for the next 15 months! That seemed pretty bad ass to me. That's 10 bucks a month.

Diet wasn't too hot, but I didn't do anything so I didn't burn any cals.

Calories-2371
Fat-70 g- 630 cals- 27%
Carbs-275 g- 1066 cals- 46%
Protein-161 g- 644 cals- 28%

Tommorrow is squat day, and I'm ready to go nuts. I am so pumped for this s***, but I'm also ready to get back to the regular lifting schedule. I haven't done deadlifts in over a week!!!! Well, I need sleep if I'm gonna get a good lift tommorrow.

wooster82
10-18-2002, 10:46 PM
Once again, not much lifting today. We were supposed to max out on squat today, but they never get up to my weight. I can't believe how many guys were maxing out on 100 pounds. But I did lift 175 on bench, which is 10 pounds more than I lifted at the beginning of the week. It really wasn't too tough either. I'm going for 185 next time I get a chance in class.

Diet wasn't too hot today. Barely any fat, and not too many cals either.

Calories-2204
Fat-15 g- 131 cals- 6%
Carbs-403 g- 1590 cals- 72%
Protein-122 g- 488 cals- 22%

Tommorrow I'm going to visit a friend of mine at college. That should be interesting. She asked me to write up a routine for her to lift with, so I'm gonna show her how to do the lifts in the afternoon. Then, we are going to do some mega-partying all night long. Lots of alcohol. But a day off will be awesome. And I will still get more lifting in than I have been getting.

wooster82
10-21-2002, 05:31 PM
The last couple days don't even deserve entries. Today wasn't good either. Kinda hurt my back when a girl in class jumped on my back when I was stretching. I would have been pissed, but she was so dang cute(At least I got a number out of the deal). It brought my squat down to 315 though, and my power clean was 155. So, my max lifts have stayed the same since last year. I really need to get those up. I still don't think we are gonna lift tommorrow either. This class is starting to piss me off.

wooster82
10-22-2002, 09:49 PM
Yep, I was right, didn't lift today either. We are going back tommorrow, FINALLY! It's gonna feel good to be lifting again. I haven't lifted in like 2 weeks. I really wish I had my gym membership now.

wooster82
10-23-2002, 08:48 PM
WE ACTUALLY GOT TO LIFT TODAY!!!!!!!
Diet wasn't too bad today, not bad at all. I got it right about where I want it to be. A few more calories wouldn't hurt, but not too many.

Calories-2261
Fat-15g-135 cals-6%
Carbs-379g-1466 cals-66%
Protein-158g-633 cals-28%

Lifting went pretty well. I had a pretty good day. Finally got to deadlift again! It was kinda rough though. I could really tell that I hadn't lifted in a while.

Flat BB bench-155x3x3
Deadlift-275lbs-3x3
Lateral Pulldowns-100lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Tricep Cable Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Calf Raises-360lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-120lbs-2x10

Hopefully, now that I finally got a chance to print my routine I can get some input. That would be wonderful. I can't change the routine too much since I'm being graded on it, but I can add to it. If anyone sees something different I should be doing, let me know!

wooster82
10-24-2002, 09:49 PM
Diet wasn't bad today. Kept the fat low, protein pretty high, but the cals were a little low for my liking.
Cals-1834
Fat-12g-110 cals-6%
Carbs-329g-1228 cals-68%
Protein-120g-480 cals-26%

Lifting went pretty well today. Wasn't a real tough day, but it wasn't easy. I was a little worn out from Incline bench, so I lowered my flat bench a bit.

Incline BB Bench-95lbs-2x10
Military Press-85lbs-1x10
Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-135lbs-3x3
Power Clean-135-3x3

Tommorrow is squat day! Almost as exciting as deadlift day, but not quite.

wooster82
10-27-2002, 09:44 PM
I had another really wild weekend, and I don't even remember Friday, so no entry for this weekend. I'll get back to it tommorrow.

wooster82
10-30-2002, 10:04 PM
Well, now that the forums are back up, I can make my entries for the last couple days.

Monday, October 28th-
Diet kicked ass. Got everything where I want it.

Cals-2549
Fat-40g-364 cals-14%
Carbs-287g-1114 cals-44%
Protein-263g-1052 cals-42%

Workout was pretty good. We went pretty hard, and I was feeling the rest of the day...and the next.

Deadlift-5x275, 4x275, 3x275, 2x275, 1x275
Flat BB Bench-5-4-3-2-1x155
Lateral Pulldowns-100lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Calf Raises-360lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-120lbs-2x10

Just for the record, I would love some input.

wooster82
10-30-2002, 10:06 PM
Tuesday, October 29th

Didn't write down my diet today...so I don't have much to say about that.

And we didn't lift today. It was a conditioning and calisthenics day. So that sucks too.

wooster82
10-30-2002, 10:18 PM
Wednesday, October 30th-
Diet was good today, but I didn't write anything down.

Workout was intense. I lifted my max on bench at the end of my sets. I really wore myself out though, so I didn't do military press like I was supposed to.

Flat BB Bench-135x5, 145x4, 155x3, 165x2, 175x1
Power Clean-5-4-3-2x135, 1x145
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Incline BB Bench-95 lbs-2x10

Squat day tommorrow!!

wooster82
11-03-2002, 12:34 PM
Thursday, October 31-
Diet wasn't too bad today, but I still didn't write anything down.

Workout was pretty good.
Squat-275lbs-5-4-3-2-1
Bench-135x5, 145x4, 155x3, 165x2, 175x1, 185x0(but at least i tried)
Leg Extensions-130lbs-2x10
Lat Pulldowns-100lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Pec Deck-60lbs-2x10

wooster82
11-07-2002, 10:32 PM
Wednesday, November 6th

Haven't written anything down cuz I haven'y lifted much lately. Didn't have school for a couple days, but I did go to the gym a couple times. Mostly just did some real light weights, then some cardio.

Pretty much stopped keeping track of diet. I know what's good for me, and I try to eat that.

Workout was pretty nice. I got in trouble for lifting too hard though(yeah, the teacher is retarded). He said if I didn't stop deadlifting so hard, I would pass out. Maybe I should work on my breathing, cuz I was feeling a little light headed.

Deadlift-10-8-6x255 lbs
Flat BB Bench-135 lbsx10, 145x8, 155x6
Lateral Pulldowns-100lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Calf Raises-360lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-130lbs-2x10

wooster82
11-07-2002, 10:37 PM
Thursday, November 7th

Workout was just kinda ehh. Wasn't feeling too great, and my back was kinda sore from deads yesterday. It really sucks that we are lifting 3 days in a row. I like having a day off in between.

Flat BB Bench-155lbsx4, 165x4, 175x1.5
Power Clean-135 lbsx4-4-2
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Incline BB Bench-95 lbs-2x10
Seated Military Press-75lbsx10, 85x10

Franjipani
11-07-2002, 10:48 PM
Good to see you consistently posting :)

Sorry for the ignorance but if you don't have a gym membership, where exactly are you doing your lifts:confused:.

Also, why are you not keeping track of your diet??

wooster82
11-07-2002, 10:54 PM
Franjipani- I lift at school, for a class. And, I'm not keeping track of my diet becuz I've got it pretty consistent now. I eat almost the same thing everyday, with very little variation. It's just less typing that I have to do.

wooster82
11-08-2002, 11:29 PM
Friday, November 8th

Not a bad workout day. I was feeling pretty good. Not lifting again for class until next Wednesday. I can't decide if I want to go to the gym sometime between now and then, or just rest til then.
Squat-225lbsx10, 275x8, 275x6
Bench-135x10, 145x8, 155x6
Leg Extensions-130lbs-2x10
Lat Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Pec Deck-60x10, 70x10

wooster82
11-14-2002, 09:58 PM
Wednesday, November 13th-

Pretty good lifting day today. I wasn't feeling extremely strong, but I felt a little better than normal.

Deadlift-255 lbs-5x5
Flat BB Bench-135 lbsx2x5, 145x2x5, 155x1x5
Lateral Pulldowns-100lbs-2x10
Calf Raises-360lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-130lbs-2x10

wooster82
11-14-2002, 10:02 PM
Thursday, November 14th-

Not the greatest day. I wore out my arms early, and almost couldn't do powercleans. I used my legs a lot more than I usually do.

Incline BB Bench-95 lbs-2x10
Seated Military Press-75lbsx2x10
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-135 lbsx5x5
Power Clean-135 lbsx5x5

Tonight I went to the gym. Lifted a little just to warm up. Did some light leg presses, bench, curls, and tricep extensions. Then went and kicked my own ass at racquetball. GREAT GAME!!

Franjipani
11-15-2002, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by wooster82
Then went and kicked my own ass at racquetball. GREAT GAME!!

*lol*

One of my favourites......its even better with a partner;)

wooster82
11-15-2002, 08:20 AM
Yeah, I prefer playing with a partner. But my dad is the only partner I can find, and he had already went earlier.....Anyone from Illinois want to get together for a game?

wooster82
11-16-2002, 02:18 PM
Friday, November 15th-
I felt a little weak on squat, but other than that, it was a good day.

Squat-275lbsx5x5
Bench-135x2x5, 145x3x5
Leg Extensions-130lbs-2x10
Lat Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Pec Deck-70lbs-2x10

galileo
11-16-2002, 03:00 PM
Yo! I used to live in Bloomington. I just saw an episode of "Rock the House" where Tommy Lee went to some dude's house in Washington, Il and made his garage into hell. It was pretty cool.

Corn and pavement....that's all Illy had.

jiacstrap
11-16-2002, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by wooster82
Tonight I went to the gym. Lifted a little just to warm up. Did some light leg presses, bench, curls, and tricep extensions. Then went and kicked my own ass at racquetball. GREAT GAME!! [/B]

lol nice cardio!

wooster82
11-16-2002, 10:48 PM
Yeah, I know some people that got to meet Tommy Lee when he went to that guy's house. And I know some other people that met him later that night....I don't remember exactly what happened, but one of them almost got in a fight with him.

wooster82
11-20-2002, 10:04 PM
Monday, November 18th-
Pretty good day. I think I could have done more on deads than I did. Oh well.

Deadlift-275 lbs-3x3
Flat BB Bench-155x3, 165x3, 175x2
Lateral Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
Calf Raises-360lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-130lbs-2x10

wooster82
11-20-2002, 10:07 PM
Wednesday, November 20th-
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! 17!!
Not a real great lifting day. Felt kinda weak. Had quite a bit of trouble with powercleans for some reason.

Incline BB Bench-95 lbs-2x10
Seated Military Press-75lbsx2x10
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-155x3, 165x3, 135x7
Power Clean-145x3x3

Franjipani
11-20-2002, 10:44 PM
:birthday: :birthday: :birthday: HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!:birthday: :birthday:.

Just came in to wish you a good day...but you beat me to it.....lol...

You share it with one of WBB's most popular members;)

WillKuenzel
11-20-2002, 11:09 PM
Happy B-day man!!

I've was looking through your journal and noticed you workout 3 days a week right? Have you thought about breaking it down to more a push, pull, legs routine or is this what they have you doing in class?

I was just wondering. There's still a progression so you got to be doing something right. Glad to see you're updating your journal consistently. You'll notice that'll really help you out.

wooster82
11-22-2002, 10:53 PM
Homeyield- Yes. I have thought about a push/pull/legs breakdown, and I wish I could do it. Unfortunately, I have to follow the school's plan. I don't really like it most of the time, but being graded on it keeps me motivated. I think I might drop the class next semester though, and start lifting on my own. That would be hard to do though, since I just lost my license for a couple months......Oh well!! Improvement is improvement now, I guess.

wooster82
11-22-2002, 10:58 PM
Great day today!! I increased my max in bench and squat....and it was at the end of my workout, where as my previous max was only after a warmup set. I skipped out on pec deck and curls though....:rolleyes:

Squat-295x3, 315x3, 335x3
Bench-155x3, 175x3, 180x3
Leg Extensions-130lbs-3x10
Lat Pulldowns-110lbs-3x10

wooster82
11-29-2002, 10:46 PM
Monday, November 25th-

My shoulder and wrist have really been starting to hurt lately. I think I'm gonna start taking some weight off of my bench and lat pulldowns, because my wrist hurts on bench and powerclean, and my shoulder hurts when I do pulldowns.

Deadlift-275 lbsx5-4-3-2-1
Flat BB Bench-145x5, 155x4, 165x3, 175x2, 175x1
Lateral Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
Calf Raises-360lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-130lbs-2x10

wooster82
11-29-2002, 10:49 PM
Tuesday, November 26th-

Incline BB Bench-95 lbs-2x10
Seated Military Press-75lbsx2x10
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-145x5, 155x4, 165x3, 175x2, 175x1
Power Clean-145x5-4-3-2-1

wooster82
11-29-2002, 10:53 PM
Wednesday, November 27th-

Some guy told me to try doing the whole stack on leg extensions at the end of my sets today. I got it 8 times, but it really wore out my legs...I think that brought my squat down a little.

Squat-275x5, 275x4, 295x3, 295x2, 295x1
Flat BB Bench-145x5, 155x4, 165x3, 175x2, 175x1
Leg Extensions-130lbsx10, 140x10, 150x8
Lat Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Pec Deck-70lbs-2x10

jiacstrap
11-30-2002, 10:36 PM
are you bulking or cutting? cals seem really low

wooster82
12-01-2002, 09:17 PM
DIET UPDATE!!!!!

I really have no planned diet anymore.....Thanksgiving threw that out the window. Their are just too many delicious leftovers, and I can't get myself to eat right again. I really need to work on that. So I'm gonna start posting my diet again so that I can get it back where I want it. And in answer to jiacstrap's question, I'm not really cutting or bulking. Just kinda living and lifting...trying to keep it healthy, but with no huge goals.

wooster82
12-02-2002, 08:48 PM
Monday, December 2nd-

Not a real great day, but not too bad either..... I wasn't paying too much attention when I was loading up the deadlift bar, so I started out with 165 instead of 255.oops

Deadlift-165 lbsx10, 255x8, 255x6
Flat BB Bench-155x10, 165x8, 135x15
Lateral Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-130lbsx10, 140x10

wooster82
12-07-2002, 12:45 PM
Wednesday, December 4th-

Incline BB Bench-95 lbs-2x10
Seated Military Press-75lbsx2x10
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-155x4, 165x4, 175x2
Power Clean-145x4-4-2

wooster82
12-07-2002, 12:49 PM
Friday, December 6th-

Squat-275x10, 275x8, 300x6
Flat BB Bench-145x10, 155x8, 165x6
Leg Extensions-130lbsx10, 140x10
Lat Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10
Pec Deck-70lbs-2x10

wooster82
12-15-2002, 12:38 PM
Monday, December 11th-

Deadlift-175lbs-5x5
Flat BB Bench-135x5, 145x5, 155x5, 165x5, 175x5
Lateral Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
Leg Extensions-130lbsx10, 140x10
Calf Raises-360lbs-2x10

wooster82
12-15-2002, 12:39 PM
Wednesday, December 13th-

Incline BB Bench-95 lbs-2x10
Seated Military Press-75lbsx2x10
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-135x5, 145x5, 155x5, 165x5, 175x5
Power Clean-135lbs-5x5

wooster82
12-15-2002, 12:46 PM
Friday, December 15th-

We are going to max out in class next week, so I did a practice max on bench and got 205! That beats my old best by 25 lbs. I think I can get 220 on Monday. Hopefully I can get 400 on squat, and 175 on powerclean.

Squat-300lbs-2x5, 325-3x5
Flat BB Bench-190x1, 200x1, 205x1
Leg Extensions-130lbsx10, 140x10
Lat Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
BB Curls-55lbs-2x10

wooster82
12-19-2002, 09:33 PM
We've been maxing all this week, so I haven't updated lately. I benched 200, powercleaned 160, and squated 400. Ran out of time though on squat so I'm planning on going up on that and bench tommorrow. BTW, that's almost a 100 pound increase on my squat in 9 weeks.

wooster82
12-26-2002, 10:12 PM
Thursday, December 26th-
Wow. It's been a week since last time I made a journal entry, and I haven't lifted that whole time. I've really been trying to get to the gym, but we are on Christmas break, I don't have a car, and everytime I think I can go I end up doing something with this new girl I'm seeing.......Things are nutz these days.

wooster82
01-04-2003, 01:04 AM
Hmm...Haven't been in here in a while. Actually, I haven't lifted in about 2 weeks. Christmas break really threw me off. I'm going to the gym to play racquetball tommorrow, so I think I'll do some lifting. But I think I might do the unthinkable....The dreaded "Full-body workout". Just to make sure my muscles still work. And kinda get used to lifting again I guess.

Franjipani
01-04-2003, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by wooster82
But I think I might do the unthinkable....The dreaded "Full-body workout".

Now thats my kinda workout;)

wooster82
01-08-2003, 09:23 PM
Still haven't lifted, but I got some kick ass cardio tonight. Played racquetball for a couple hours, then ran a couple miles on a treadmill. Felt good. Then roasted myself in the sauna.

wooster82
02-05-2003, 04:46 PM
Wednesday, February 4th-
Alright, the forums are back up!! I started lifting again after taking a month off. Lifts really dropped, but they are coming back up already.

Wednesday, December 13th-

Incline BB Bench-95 lbsx10, 115x10
Seated Military Press-75lbsx2x10
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-165-3x3
Power Clean-135lbs-3x3

wooster82
03-19-2003, 05:50 PM
Wednesday, March 19th-

Wow, I haven't been in here in a long time. We remaxed last week. I wasn't too happy with that at all. Benched 205, powercleaned 175, and squated 405. Taking a month off really messed me up, cuz my lifts didnt go up at all. Oh well, It's time to get back into it. And I'm gonna start recording my food intake again too. Today felt good. I started off a little sluggish, but I felt great by the end of it all.

Incline BB Bench-135 lbs-2x10
Leg Curls-50 lbs-2x10
Cable Tricep Extensions-60lbs-2x10
Flat BB Bench-185x4, 165x4, 165x3, 165x2, 175x1
Power Clean-145x5, 145x4, 145x3, 155x2, 155x1

wooster82
03-22-2003, 12:46 PM
Friday, March 21-

Came into class late today, so I missed my chance at squats....that sucks.

Squat-missed it
Flat BB Bench-165x5, 175x4, 185x3, 185x2
Leg Extensions-150lbs-2x10
Lat Pulldowns-110lbs-2x10
BB Curls-65lbs-2x10
Pec Deck-70lbs-2x10