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Erock
03-31-2003, 08:20 PM
I started working out about a 8 weeks ago and thought that I would start a journal to show the progress that I am making.

I am 17 and started a 134 pounds. I am currently 148.5 pounds as of today. I am working with Neil he was nice enough to buy me a gym membership as long as i went. I thought it was a good deal.

Neil is my brother and I train with him three days a week.these are my lifts for today.


BB bench
1x6 75
1x8 70
1x8 70

Incline DB Press
1x6 30
1x8 25
1x6 25

OH Press
1x6 55
1x7 50

BB Curls
3x8 50

And abs and calves but I dont keep track of the weight on those.
Time to move up on curls.

Erock
04-01-2003, 05:25 PM
Leg day here are my lifts.

Deadlifts
3x8 145

Leg Press
3x8 160

Thats all i did today if anyone has anything that they think might help me out let me know.

Erock
04-01-2003, 05:28 PM
Some guy in the gym today said that i should wait 90 seconds between sets.

this was during leg press. what do you guys think of this guys advice.
I thought he was an idiot but I would like to hear what anyone has to say about it.

chris mason
04-01-2003, 05:29 PM
Why not follow a routine similar to your brother's?

I remember when I got my brother to join the gym. He was always very thin, like 135 lbs at 6' when he was in college. His is older than me by 4 tears. Anyway, I could never get him to train his legs hard (believe me, I tried), but he did train his upper body hard and got up to the 175 range while remaining very lean. I actually remember feeling a bit jealous of him from time to time. Anyway, it was cool having him train.

Neil
04-01-2003, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Erock
Some guy in the gym today said that i should wait 90 seconds between sets.

this was during leg press. what do you guys think of this guys advice.
I thought he was an idiot but I would like to hear what anyone has to say about it.

He's been reading to much flex:D

chris mason
04-01-2003, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Erock
Some guy in the gym today said that i should wait 90 seconds between sets.

this was during leg press. what do you guys think of this guys advice.
I thought he was an idiot but I would like to hear what anyone has to say about it.


Well, that is not horrible advice. Your time between sets should be more of an individual thing. It partially depends on your goals. For now, just rest until you feel ready to hit the next set hard. Nothing more technical than that.


I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I used to live in Albuquerque. We lived in the northeast heights area. That was a long time ago, the early 80s.

Erock
04-01-2003, 05:33 PM
Thanks, this actually is the same routine that my brother is doing. He says that we are going to lower the volume when progression slows or stops.
I appreciate your input.

Erock
04-01-2003, 05:35 PM
Before I was born

Neil
04-01-2003, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by chris mason



Well, that is not horrible advice. Your time between sets should be more of an individual thing. It partially depends on your goals. For now, just rest until you feel ready to hit the next set hard. Nothing more technical than that.


I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I used to live in Albuquerque. We lived in the northeast heights area. That was a long time ago, the early 80s.

That's pretty much what I told him about the rest between sets. I prefer to rest till I feel I can give maximum effort into my next set, especially with legs.


Wow, what a coincidence, we also live in the northeast heights. Small world.

Erock
04-05-2003, 06:21 PM
Just finished lifting today. Back day. I didnt feel al that great today. But here is what I lifted.

Assisted Chins

4x8

Rows
4x8 90
4x8 85
4x8 80

Rope Push Downs
4x8 80
4x8 80

MonStar
04-06-2003, 09:52 AM
Good luck Erock, hope you have some appreciable size and strength gains over the next few months.

Skillz
04-06-2003, 11:12 AM
good luck wit the new journal! cant wait to see your gains in strength and size

Skillz

Erock
04-08-2003, 09:49 PM
Leg day here are my lifts.
I did not get much gain on my leg press so I think I am going to do one less set next week.

Deadlifts
3x8 155

Leg Press
1x8 165
2x8 160

Standing Leg Curls
2x8 35

Erock
04-08-2003, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the incouragment guys i appreciate it.
I will post some progress pics for you guys to see.

Erock
04-12-2003, 09:08 PM
I switched to pulldowns because i was not really feeling the assisted chins in my back.

Lat Pulldowns
3x8 90

Rows
3x8 85

Push downs
3x8 90

If anyone has any lifts they think might help my back let me know

Thanks

I weighed 150 today yeah baby

Erock
04-28-2003, 09:47 AM
I think I might have been over training so I took a few days off. I did back two days ago. for i while i wasnt getting any results so I tried negative chins. Damn im sore.

Neg Chins
2 x 10 seconds
2 for failure

if you have any tips on how to help me on getting regular chins let me know
thanks

GhettoSmurf
04-28-2003, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by Erock
If anyone has any lifts they think might help my back let me know


what about doing DL's on back day, and then doing squats on leg day?

Erock
04-29-2003, 12:22 AM
i do trap bar dead lifts instead of squats.

I cant do squats at all im just not built for it.
thanks

Erock
04-29-2003, 12:25 AM
I did chest and shoulders today here are my lifts

BB Bench
1x6 85
1x5 85

Incline Bench
1x7 75
1x5 70

Overhead Shoulder Press
1x5 65

PaulB
04-29-2003, 12:43 AM
no slackin, we wanna hear results of each gym visit