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Stephen Riddington
07-22-2003, 12:14 AM
I'm starting a journal to motivate myself and record my bodybuilding experience.

I'll give a little bio:
Age: 22
Height: 5'11''
Weight: about 150+ lbs (the scale at home is a p.o.s. Will update with the correct weight, using the scale at the gym.)

Long Term goal:
-get my weight to 180-200 lbs and maintain it.

Short Term goal:
Gain about 10 lbs muscle mass in 3 months.

Splits:
Monday: Chest and Arms
Tues: Shoulders and Back
Wed: Off Day
Thurs: Legs and Abs
Fri: Chest and Arms
Sat: Off Day
Sun: Off Day

(The reason for doing Chest twice a week, is because it needs the most work)

On with the journal.

Got up at 8:00am after 6+ hours sleep. (Trying to create a habit of getting 7+ hours sleep since 6 hours is not enough for me.)

9:30am Meal Replacement Protein Shake

walked 25 mins to the gym
-10 min hill climb on bike
-1x10/2x15 (20lbs) Concentration Curl
-3x12 (35lbs) standing Barbell curl (EZ bar)
-1X10/2x12 (15lbs) dumbell kickbacks
-3x12 (35lbs) bench french curl -will either increase reps or weight next time
-3x12 dip machine (50lbs support) -will decrease support weight next time
-1x10 (35lbs) decline db bench press -couldn't finish the other two sets-too tired
-tried to do db bench press- still too tired to continue.

Drank Carbo Blast and had 2 1/4 pounders and fries at McD.


*This never had happened to me before, I have completed my planned workout regiment without problems before- first time this had happened.

Possible contributing factors:
-last workout was 1.5 weeks ago.
-not enough water- my water drinking has slacked the last few days.
-wasn't feeling too good in the last couple of days- have been encountering problems sleeping the last couple of days.

Daily goals
-Increase water intake
-get more sleep
-eat more

Drinking a protein shake at the time of this writing.

Mystic Eric
07-22-2003, 12:24 AM
Good luck man. I'm sure with a some hard work, and guidance of your bro, you're gonna do fine!

Shane
07-22-2003, 03:44 AM
:spam: Good luck Homer. :D

cphafner
07-22-2003, 09:13 AM
The reason for doing Chest twice a week, is because it needs the most work

That is the opposite you need to do. A common downfall of new lifters is that they think you need to lift more to grow more. You grow when you are out of the gym. You need to eat more, then your chest will grow. Good luck with the jounral.:spam:

Stephen Riddington
07-22-2003, 06:44 PM
Got up at 9- aprox 8 hours sleep.

4 strips of bacon, scrambled eggs and 3 toasts along with protein shake

3X20 (15lbs) alternating front deltoid raise (10 per arm)
1x10/1x12/1x8 (25lbs) sitting military db press
3x12 (60lbs) shrug
1x10 (40lbs) upright row
1x10/1x12 (35lbs) upright row
2x12 (70lbs) sitting row
1X10 (80lbs) " "
2x10/1x8 (80lbs) lat pulldown
3x10 (30lbs) one arm db row (per arm)
2x10 (40lbs) wide grip row
1x10/1x6 (50lbs) wide grip row

Mixed 5g of Creatine Mono and 20g of dextrose with grape juice, drank after workout.

Had one can of tuna mixed with a spoonful of mayo along with another serving of protein shake.

(Forgot to write this down- 154lbs:( skinny little f*cker)

Stephen Riddington
07-24-2003, 12:56 AM
aprox 8.5 hours sleep

OFF DAY From Workout (will do legs and abs tomorrow)

Plate of eggs (no bacon :( My mom used all of them up for quiche), two slices of toast and protein drink.

Had Buffalo chicken strips (strips slathered with Frank's Hot Sauce-mmmmmm!) at work.

After work:
Pork, veggies and cous-cous and Protein drink

Reminder: Make a greater effort to EAT MORE OFTEN!!!!!!!!

Stephen Riddington
07-24-2003, 11:48 PM
7.5+ hours sleep

two banana/peanut butter sandwiches (breads are toasted)
No protein shake (No milk available:( )

10 mins hill climb on bike
1x12 (95lbs) Squat
3x12 (135lbs) Squat
3x10 (90lbs) Standing Calf Raise
3x12 (180lbs) Vertical Leg Press
1x12 (60lbs) Leg Extension
3x12 (70lbs) " "
2x12 (40lbs) Leg Curl

was gonna do crunches, but the mat area too crowded so left anyway.

Drank creatine/dextrose mixed with cranberry juice.
2 cans of tuna mixed with mayo since there's no milk for my protein shake.

Had a hamburger n fries at work.

Stephen Riddington
07-26-2003, 09:52 AM
Didn't do any workout yesterday. Too many stuff to prepare for my bro's wedding today.
Starting tomorrow, no more sugary or alcoholic sh*t will be comsumed.
Unless it's a special situation.:D

Coke
07-27-2003, 08:21 AM
Good luck with the workouts man - the journal is off to a nice start
:spam:

Stephen Riddington
07-27-2003, 08:08 PM
Thanks Cocoa!!! :)

Manveet
07-27-2003, 08:20 PM
Eat eat eat.

Good luck with your goals man!

Stephen Riddington
07-29-2003, 12:36 AM
Thanks dude!!! and eating is my goals. Any suggestions for a high calories food to be consumed???

Manveet
07-29-2003, 12:41 PM
Here's a list of food I eat all the time

Oats
Brown rice
Whole Wheat bread occasionally
Loads of 1% milk
Olive oil
lots of large whole eggs
protein powder
chicken breasts (I buy a big box of frozen ones)
yams/sweet potatoes
natural peanut butter
Mrp's*

*I personally don't drink Mrp's anymore, but it's good way to get in extra cals when you can't eat whole food anymore.

Stephen Riddington
07-29-2003, 09:33 PM
Thanks, man

Stephen Riddington
07-29-2003, 09:46 PM
Got up after 6+ hours sleep :(

Had bacon, fried eggs and protein shake.

1x15 (90lbs) Lateral Pulldown
3x10 (100lbs) " "
3x10 (80lbs) Seated Row
2x10, 1x12 (30lbs) One Arm Dumbell Row (per arm)
1x10, 2x12 (40lbs) Wide Grip Row
1x12 (30lbs) Upright Row
3x10 (35lbs) " "
2x12, 1x10 (25lbs) Sitting Military Press
3x20 (20lbs) Front Deltoid Raise (10 reps per arm)
3x10 (60lbs) Shrug

Had creatine/dextrose mixed with Cranberry Juice post-workout.

Had a 1/4 pounder with fries.

Went swimming with friends.

Afterwards, had a starter Ceasar Salad with teriyaki chicken breast and steak sandwich as my main course.

Drinking protein shake as of this writing.

Mystic Eric
07-29-2003, 10:27 PM
Hey man! It was great meeting you on your bro's wedding. I feel bad that we didn't get to converse more though :(

How's Maki doing with the married life?

Stephen Riddington
07-29-2003, 10:42 PM
Me too, and I was suffering a heatstroke at the time, I wasn't in a good mood, hence not too talkative. It was freakin' hot outside; where we spent like 2 hours getting our pics done.

Um, as for Maki, I dunno since he has only been married for 3 days!!!:)

Stephen Riddington
07-31-2003, 01:46 AM
Got 8 hours sleep:thumbup:

Had bacon, eggs, two slices of wheat toast and Protein shake.

No workout since it's my off day.

a can of tuna mixed with mayo and a slice of chocolate cake (leftover from my bro's wedding rehersal dinner on Fri. But still a tuttut )

Had buffalo tenders (found out the buffalo sauce is actually Frank's :drooling: )

After work, had some sort of Uncle Ben's rice mixed with ground beef (some sort of recipie my pop always trying to invent) and Protein shake.

Maki Riddington
07-31-2003, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer

Starting tomorrow, no more sugary or alcoholic sh*t will be comsumed.
Unless it's a special situation.:D

*** Haha, seeing as I left you guys how many beers and pop from the wedding, I bet you're going to break down.

Btw, eat more!!!!!

Stephen Riddington
07-31-2003, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington


*** Haha, seeing as I left you guys how many beers and pop from the wedding, I bet you're going to break down.

Btw, eat more!!!!!

Thanks, bro. There's still alot of them, i haven't touched them; since Sunday. The temptations is starting to get me. You're probably right, I'll break down someday. Wanna bet how many days I could withstand the temptations???

Rugbyduder
08-01-2003, 12:08 AM
Keep up the hard work Steve-O, One day, You'll lace up some rugby boots with me !!! hutty

Stephen Riddington
08-01-2003, 12:12 AM
Had a crappy night- not much sleep about 5 hours sleep.:(

Protein shake- nothing else since there's no freakin bacon or eggs. May have to start learning how to make oatmeal. :rolleyes:

1x12, 2x15 (35lbs) Torso Twist
1x15 (135lbs) Squats
3x12 (185lbs) Squats (I was surprised that I could do it, should be able to do 200lbs within the next month-personal goal)
3x12 (90lbs) Standing Calf Raise
3x15 (180lbs) Vertical Leg Press (Will increase weight next week)

Had my post workout drink of Cranberry juice mixed with creatine/dextrose.

(Had to cut my workout short since I was supposed to hang with a buddy.)

Had some chicken noodles-pretty good

Had some buffalo chicken strips (Very addictive- may have to have normal chicken strips since the calories in Frank's Hot Sauce are nil)

No protein drink since there's no MILK!!!

Made myself two hamburgers, and a plate of sausage roll bits.

Stephen Riddington
08-01-2003, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Rugbyduder
Keep up the hard work Steve-O, One day, You'll lace up some rugby boots with me !!! hutty

Hmmm, maybe but welcome to WBB. :hello:

Maki Riddington
08-01-2003, 10:46 AM
Steve, go buy some powdered milk for emergencies, also, buy some hasbrowns. They're cheap ($1.99) and taste great when combined with a side of cheese eggs.

I give you a week from today until you break down.......be honest now. If I win, I get all the beer. If I lose, well I lose. :p

Stephen Riddington
08-01-2003, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

I give you a week from today until you break down.......be honest now. If I win, I get all the beer. If I lose, well I lose. :p

Homer's Brain: Deal!!!:D

Stephen Riddington
08-01-2003, 07:49 PM
Seven hours sleep.

No protein shake. (Will get powdered milk as per Maki's suggestion)

Got two sausage mcmuffin before going to a family friend's house to help him move.

Had two bunwiches for lunch. (black forrest ham and cheese)

Went to workout at 3:30- had to do some errands after finishing the move. (normally I do it at 11 am)

1x10 (35lbs) dumbell bench press*
4x10 (40lbs) " " "
1x10 (25lbs) Decline DB bench press*
3x10 (30lbs) " " " "
2x10, 1x8 (25lbs) Incline DB bench press*
2x12 dip machine (50lbs support)
1x10, 2x12 (35lbs) standing barbell curl (EZ-bar)
1x16 (20lbs) sitting alternating db curl (8 per arm)
2x20 (20lbs) " " " " (10 per arm)
1x10, 2x12 (15lbs) dumbell kickbacks
3x12 (45lbs) bench french curl
(*-see end of post)

Had a CarboBlast drink (didn't bring a bottle of my creatine/dextrose mix) and some protein bar.

Had three slices of pizza.

Going out with buddies for dinner, and maybe will catch American Wedding afterwards.

*I have noticed that I get tired easily with this regiment, is all three too similar in terms of "working out" the chest? Should I drop one and do a different one like flyes? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Maki Riddington
08-02-2003, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer
Se

*I have noticed that I get tired easily with this regiment, is all three too similar in terms of "working out" the chest? Should I drop one and do a different one like flyes? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

*** Tiered meaning your muscles are becoming fatigued? If so, that's a good thing. That's the goal of your workout, fatigue the muscles so that they adapt to the stress you've imposed upon them. In turn, with proper rest and nutrition, they will become bigger. Now, I'm being fairly general with my explanation, but we'll say that overload and fatigue are the same thing for your purpose.

I would however, suggest dropping the flat and decline and going with dips, and inlcine presses and flies.

Stephen Riddington
08-02-2003, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington


*** Tiered meaning your muscles are becoming fatigued? If so, that's a good thing. That's the goal of your workout, fatigue the muscles so that they adapt to the stress you've imposed upon them. In turn, with proper rest and nutrition, they will become bigger. Now, I'm being fairly general with my explanation, but we'll say that overload and fatigue are the same thing for your purpose.


I meant that when I did the presses and dips, I didn't have any energy to do the flies. I felt that there's not enough in me to do the heaviest I can to complete a 3 setter. I'm happy with my presses, I thought I should drop one or two to use that energy on the flies? I may have to get a spotter, but I'll try your suggestion.

Stephen Riddington
08-02-2003, 10:44 PM
Six hours sleep

Had protein shake before going to work. Was like really hungry after like 2 hours. (My protein shake is a MRP) Had chicken strips, and took out hamburger and fries after work.

Had a protein shake mixed with one banana, and a heaping spoonful of peanut butter. Man, it made me feel bloated. :thumbup: Will do that everytime. Got so full that I couldn't eat dinner with my folks. Managed to eat later.

Stephen Riddington
08-03-2003, 10:33 PM
About 6+ hrs sleep.

Drank a protein shake, with banana and pb along with a leftover hamburger from last night's dinner.

Crappy day at work, the freakin' spray gun, that is used to spray at the dirty dishes before putting them thru the dishwasher, malfunctioned. Didn't get out until 4:15, normally get off at 3:30. (But more $$$ though)

Had protein shake (no banana and pb) and had chicken stew on potatoes and a bowl of tuna n mayo.

Looking forward to doing my chest and arms tomorrow. Feeling a little pumped.

eatdirt40
08-04-2003, 10:25 AM
Hows the resluts going man, any improvments on your lifts so far......

Stephen Riddington
08-04-2003, 10:42 AM
I dunno, man. I have only been working out only two weeks. We'll see this week if there's some strength improvements. I know I could lift heavier weights, but I don't have a spotter at the moment. I tend to lift weight I can manage myself, too risky to try heavier weights.

Stephen Riddington
08-04-2003, 11:37 PM
7+ hours sleep

Made myself oatmeal, scrambled eggs and protein shake (banana and pb included).

3x12 (40lbs) Dumbell Bench Press
3x12 (30lbs) Incline DB Bench Press
1x12 (20lbs) Incline DB Flyes
2x12, 1x15 (25lbs) Incline DB Flyes
1x10 (35lbs) Decline DB Bench Press
1x10,1x8 (30lbs) Decline DB Bench Press
3x12 Dips (50lbs support)--will decrease support poundage next time
2x12,1x20 Standing BB Curl (EZ-bar)
3x12 (15lbs) DB kickbacks*
2x20 (10 per arm), 1x26 (13 per arm) Sitting Alternating DB curl
2x12, 1x6 (45lbs) French curl or Lying tricep extension

Mixed Cranberry juice with my creatine/detrose and had a protein bar after workout.

Had two cans of tuna mixed with mayo and water

Went to work.
After work, had 2 1/4 pounders and fries and water.

*I feel that dumbell kickbacks are not effective, it's uncomfortable to preform it. I just feel it doesn't work. I would appreciate a alternative form instead of kickbacks.

Maki Riddington
08-05-2003, 04:31 PM
How about standing tricep cable pressdowns, standing tricep cable extensions, dips, skull crushers using dumbbells or close grip presses?

Stephen Riddington
08-05-2003, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
How about standing tricep cable pressdowns, standing tricep cable extensions, dips, skull crushers using dumbbells or close grip presses?

OK thanks bro.

BTW: I lost the bet, I had a can of Pepsi on Sunday night, I needed a sugar rush, was gonna go nuts. So you win, I lose:(

Maki Riddington
08-05-2003, 05:13 PM
I'll be over on Friday to pick up all the beer.......no really I'm serious. It's Cat's birthday and we're coming home for the weekend. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.......beeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Stephen Riddington
08-05-2003, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
I'll be over on Friday to pick up all the beer.......no really I'm serious. It's Cat's birthday and we're coming home for the weekend. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.......beeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

(Thinks of running down the stairs to drink it all up before Friday)
:D

Stephen Riddington
08-05-2003, 08:37 PM
7 hours sleep

1/2 cup of oatmeal along with protein shake mixed with banana and pb.

**Saw Dallas Mavericks' point guard Steve Nash at my gym, didn't approach him, didn't want to intrude his personal privacy.

1x12 (25lbs) sitting military db press
2x12 (30lbs) " " " "
3x12 (60lbs) shrug
1x12 (35lbs) upright row
1x12 (40lbs) " "
2x12 (50lbs) " "
3x20 (20lbs) alternating front deltoid raise (10 reps per arm)
2x12 (35lbs) dumbell row
1x12 (40lbs) " "
3x12 Back Extensions - 25 lbs plate to the chest
1x10 (100lbs) Lateral Pulldown
2x10 (90lbs) " "
2x12, 1x10 (90lbs) sitting row
1x12 (45lbs) Wide grip row
2x12 (40lbs) " " "

Had my post-workout Cranberry juice mixed with creatine and dextrose and preotein bar.

Had two tuna salad bunwiches and a small plate of sausage roll bits (about 8 bits, I think).

Update...

Made myself a protein shake with peanut butter and ice cream.

Manveet
08-05-2003, 10:48 PM
**Saw Dallas Mavericks' point guard Steve Nash at my gym, didn't approach him, didn't want to intrude his personal privacy.

lol, Me and Eric saw this guy when we were waiting in line at the Red Jacket night club in Victoria.

Stephen Riddington
08-06-2003, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by Manveet


lol, Me and Eric saw this guy when we were waiting in line at the Red Jacket night club in Victoria.

Kind cool, you know... it's Steve freakin' Nash... And only that, I was very surprised to see him bigger than I thought than on TV. TV sure distorts reality...

Stephen Riddington
08-07-2003, 01:22 AM
7 hours sleep (need to sleep more)

Off day for workout

Protein shake right after I got up.

1/2 cup oatmeal for lunch

A bowl of salad, a wedge of cheese, toasted bagel with Cheez Whiz and a slice of Lemon Chiffon Pie.

went to work

chicken strips and fries.

After work, plate of pork, veggies and potato salad and protein drink.

Stephen Riddington
08-07-2003, 11:54 PM
About 6 hours sleep-- my sleeping pattern really sucks.

Had 1/2 cup Oatmeal- Protein shake, drank only 1/3, since i had to leave for workout. Put the rest in the fridge.

15 mins Hill-Climb profile on bike- travelled about 5.40 miles. (I was literally having rivelets of sweat dripping from my face.)

Gotta find a way to increase my staminia.

In this workout I decided to test my maximum lifts for my squats and vertical leg press.

Squats- I cleanly attempted over 200 pounds- but the sets were negilible (sp?) due to a mix-up. (The mix-up was I put 45 lbs plate and 25 lbs plate on one side and on the other side, 45lbs plate and **35lbs** plate :redface: ) How humilating is that!!!

1x12 (180lbs) Vertical Leg Press
1x12 (230lbs) " " "
1x12 (270lbs) " " "
1x8 (320lbs) " " "

3x12 (80lbs) Leg Extension
1x12 (40lbs) Leg curl
2x12 (50lbs) " "
2x12 (105lbs) Standing Calf Raise
2x12 (70lbs) Seated Calf Raise
1x12 (80lbs) " " "
2x20 Hanging crunches
3x20 Decline crunches

Had my post-workout drink of Cranberry juice and creatine/dextrose.

Finished my protein shake.

had KFC's Big Crunch and fries

Eating franks n beans with cole slaw at the moment of this
writing.

A question: how many reps does my maximum lifts have to be completed to make it official?

Keep in mind that I'm still kinda new. Thanks.

Maki Riddington
08-08-2003, 08:32 AM
1 rep fora 1RM. I'd however test your max weight using a 2-3 rep maximum. Steve, want to come to the club on Saturday with us?

Oh ya, you need to be eating more!

Stephen Riddington
08-08-2003, 10:17 AM
Which club? I thought we're gonna celebrate Cat's Birthday.

Maki Riddington
08-08-2003, 11:38 AM
Ya, we are. But after dinner she wanted to head out to "Red Jacket." We'll be catching the 7:00 ferry, please tell mom.

Stephen Riddington
08-08-2003, 11:11 PM
7+ hours sleep.

1/2 cup oatmeal- will increase to 1 cup

Lying DB Bench Press
1x10 (30lbs)
1x6 (45lbs)
3x12 (40lbs)

Incline DB Bench Press
2x12, 1x8 (30lbs)

Incline DB Fly
3x12 (25lbs)

Decline DB Bench Press
3x12 (25lbs)

Assisted Dips
1x12, 1x9 (40lbs support)
1x10 (50lbs support)

Standing BB Curl (EZ-bar)
1x12 (40lbs)
1x10 (45lbs)
1x12 (35lbs)

Alternating Seated DB Curl
3x20 (20lbs) (10 reps per arm)

Tricep Calbe Pushdown
3x12 (35lbs)

French curl
1x10 (35lbs)--- Triceps felt really stiff and painful when doing this exercise, I stopped to prevent overtraining.

Drank Grape juice mixed with creatine/dextrose

Had fried eggs with two weiners and protein shake with pb and banana.

Had steak, potato wedges and fried veggies for dinner.

Had cheese, pepperoni sticks, cashews and crackers.
And a slice of raspberry cheesecake.

eatdirt40
08-09-2003, 06:38 PM
how many calories are you eatings each day?

Stephen Riddington
08-09-2003, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by eatdirt40
how many calories are you eatings each day?

I dunno, but Maki tells me not enough. So I may be investing more money on stuff I can buy for myself, instead of relying on my folks to get food.

Stephen Riddington
08-10-2003, 12:08 AM
About 6 hours sleep

Off Day for workout.

Made 1 cup oatmeal, only managed to eat 1/2, since I had to leave for work.

Had scrambled eggs on hashbrowns skillets, with bacon, pepers and tomato, with hollandaise sauce. Mmmmmmm!!!

Finshed my oatmeal when I got home.

Had Tiger Prawns Pasta, my pop cooked up this pasta recipe. One of the best pasta I ever had in a while.

Beers and cake since we're celebrating my sis-in-law's birthday.

Stephen Riddington
08-11-2003, 01:10 AM
7.5+ hours sleep

Had a 1/2 cup oatmeal with milk added. So filling that I nearly puked when trying to swallow the last spoonful.

Went to work.

Had the egg skillet- scrambled eggs mixed with hashbrowns and bacon, tomato and mushrooms sprinkled on top.

Had a plate of pasta, perogies, and a egg benny.

Went to a staff party, had a chicken breast burger, hamburger, and a chicken breast. Drank four tall cans of Molson Canadian.


Looking forward to working out tomorrow. Man, I feel guilty, drinking this weekend when I promised myself that I wouldn't.
:(

Well, there's no point in abstaining booze, It can't hurt having one per week or so.

Stephen Riddington
08-11-2003, 11:03 PM
5 hours sleep- I had a crappy time trying to sleep, didn't go to sleep until 4:30am.

Had 1/2 cup of Oatmeal

Didn't feel like doing my workout- too tired and weak from lack of sleep. (But should have done it regardless of what I felt)

Had 1/2 of a oven-baked pizza.

Went to work- slow day at work

Will order take-out pizza

Tomorrow, everything will be back in schedule, and I hope my eating habits will improve beyond my norm.

Stephen Riddington
08-12-2003, 11:22 PM
7.5+ hours sleep

Had 1/2 cup Oatmeal

Sholders

Seated DB Military Press:
1x12 (25lbs)
1x12, 1x8 (30lbs)

Standing Alternating Front Deltoid Raise:
3x20 (20lbs) (10 per arm)

Standing Side Deltiod Raise:
3x12 (15lbs)

Shrug:
3x12 (60lbs)

Upright Row:
3x12 (35lbs)


Back

Back Extensions:
1x12, 2x20 (with 25lbs plate hugged to chest)

Lateral Pulldown:
2x12, 1x9 (90lbs)

Seated Row:
3x12 (80lbs)

Wide Grip Row:
2x12 (40lbs)
1x12 (50lbs)

One Arm Dumbell Row:
2x12 (30lbs) (per arm)

Didn't do my third set because my left elbow felt funny with a little pain. (Not muscle pain, more like in the joints)

Drank CarboBlast after workout

Had a 1/4 pizza left over from last night along with a bowl of tuna mixed with mayo, when I got home from workout.


Around 2pm: Had 3 hot dogs- made at home.

Around 7pm: Had 2 hamburgers- made at home.

Question: Should I buy workout gloves or straps?, because I keep getting blisters and calluses from handling the heavy weights. When I did the shrugs, the blisters absolutely killed my gripping ability, they nearly slipped off before I could finish my set.
Any answers or suggestions is appreciated.

Maki Riddington
08-13-2003, 04:44 PM
Gloves are for women. Nuff said!

Stephen Riddington
08-14-2003, 12:02 AM
Sorry I asked...:redface:

Stephen Riddington
08-14-2003, 12:06 AM
7.5 hours sleep

10am:1/2 cup Oatmeal, with 3 eggs scrambled mixed with grated cheese and a big glass of milk.

Off Day for workout

12pm: Had microwavable dinner- meatloaf and mashed potatoes

2pm: Three hotdogs

Went to work:

Had a small plate of fries.


10:30pm: Had 2 hamburgers when I got home from work. (homemade, not fastfood)

Maki Riddington
08-14-2003, 07:40 PM
Eat more!!!! Milk should be ingested in every meal............at least 3 cups per meal.

Manveet
08-14-2003, 08:18 PM
Gloves if you need them. Screw the straps.

Any changes on the weigh scale yet?

Stephen Riddington
08-14-2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Eat more!!!! Milk should be ingested in every meal............at least 3 cups per meal.

How can I eat more??? eat more tuna often??, more oatmeal???. I can't barely finish one cup of oatmeal in one sitting. Well, maybe give me a meal plan, I'm terrible at making a meal plan.

Well, first of all, thanks to you, I have to wait until my next paycheck to be able to buy protein shake. Next time you come home, you ain't having any of my protein shake tuttut Bring your own, pal.:D

Stephen Riddington
08-14-2003, 11:38 PM
7 hours sleep.

9:30am: 1/2 cup Oatmeal, 3 eggs scrambled, 2 slices of toast and a large glass of milk.

Legs:

Vertical Leg Press:
1x12 (180lbs)
1x12 (230lbs)
3x12 (270lbs)
1x2 (320lbs)
1x2 (360lbs)

Leg Extension:
3x12 (80lbs)

Leg Curl:
3x12 (50lbs)

Squats:
3x12 (135lbs)

Standing Calf Raise:
3x12 (105lbs)

Seated Calf Raise:
1x15 (80lbs)

Abs

Hanging Crunches:
2x20

Decline Crunches:
3x20

Drank creatine/dextrose mixed with grape juice as my post-workout drink.

1:00pm: 1 can of tuna mixed with ketchup (no mayo at the time)

1:30pm: 1 box of Kraft Dinner

Went to work.

My legs and butt was stiff and sore. Don't know if that a good thing or not.

6:00pm: Had hamburger and fries

10:30pm: Chicken breast, corn in the cob, veggie kebabs and roaster potatoes.

Stephen Riddington
08-14-2003, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Manveet
Gloves if you need them. Screw the straps.

Any changes on the weigh scale yet?

I dunno, haven't checked yet. Should I do weekly?, monthly? I thought I would check it at the third month to see if I met my goals or what.

Maki Riddington
08-15-2003, 08:33 AM
What's your work schedule like?

Stephen Riddington
08-15-2003, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
What's your work schedule like?

Mon- 11am-workout
5pm-work- finish no earlier than 9:30pm -rarely take breaks, because no time for it.

Tues- 11am-workout
no work

Wed-off day
5pm-work

Thrurs- 11am-workout
5pm-work

Fri- 11am-workout
no work

Sat 8:30am-work- finishes no earlier than 3:30pm

Sun 9:00am-work- finishes no ealier than 3:30pm

Most of my problems is trying to eat a meal during work on the weekdays, weekends are fine, I always eat a meal during my 1/2 hour breaks.

Manveet
08-15-2003, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer


I dunno, haven't checked yet. Should I do weekly?, monthly? I thought I would check it at the third month to see if I met my goals or what.

Check weekly. Usually on a bulk you want to be gaining about .5-1lb a week.

Stephen Riddington
08-15-2003, 03:40 PM
well, I weighted myself at the gym. The weight when I started, it included my clothes on, 154 lbs. Today, just tad heavier than 157lbs.

Stephen Riddington
08-16-2003, 12:53 AM
About 9 hours sleep

9:15am: Had 1/2 Oatmeal, 2 eggs scrambled, sliced roasters (leftover from last night), 2 slices of toast and a glass of milk.

Went to an appointment.

12:30pm-Workout

Chest

Lying DB Bench Press:
1x12,1x10 (45lbs)
1x12 (35lbs)

Incline DB Bench Press:
3x12 (30lbs)

Incline Flys:
3x12 (25lbs)

Decline DB Bench Press:
3x12 (25lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x12 (50lbs support)


Arms

BB Curl (EZ-bar):
3x12 (45lbs)

Seated Preacher Curl:
3x12 (35lbs)

Triceps Pulldown:
1x12 (35lbs)
3x12 (40lbs)

Lying French Curl:
3x12 (35lbs)


Drank creatine/dextrose mix with grape juice post-workout.

2:30pm: Had 1/2 of oven-baked pizza with protein shake mixed with banana and pb. (Finished the tub, will have to wait next week to get more portein powder)

6:00pm 1 can of tuna mixed with mayo.

8:00pm: Meatloaf, potato salad, and veggies.

Need to think of a meal before bed.

Is hummer curl performed by starting at midleg and curl to the abs and skullcrushers are performed by starting at the abs and curl to the shoulders or neck?

And it looks like I'm doing quite alot of workout, should I split to two since I workout my chest and arms twice a week???

Maki Riddington
08-16-2003, 06:33 PM
Why don't you try the WBB routine? It's on the front page?

As for your meals. Here's an example.

Breakfast:

Half a cup of oats microwaved with water and PB
3 glasses of milk
5 eggs


Postworkouts shake:

Creatine
1 serving of N-Large 2


1-1.5 hours later

3 glasses of milk
2 tables spoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 peanut butter and jam sandwiches


Snack:

Pre mix a shake for work

2 tables poons of flax oil
Milk
Half a serving of N-Large


Meal at work


Bedtime

Flax or whole wheat bagle with cheese and 3-4 glasses of milk

Stephen Riddington
08-16-2003, 09:50 PM
Ok, thanks bro. N-large will have to wait until I get my next paycheck.

Stephen Riddington
08-16-2003, 11:33 PM
7 hours sleep

Didn't have time to eat some breakfast before going to work.

11am: hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, Chorizo sausages, and diced peppers.

After work:

3:30pm: A bowl of tuna mixed with mayo

5:00pm: meatloaf with mashed potatoes: microwaveable

7:00pm: breaded pork cutlets with steamed white rice. 2 glasses of milk

10pm: A bowl of 2% cottage cheese, 4 Oreos cookies, and a glass of milk.

Stephen Riddington
08-18-2003, 10:36 AM
7.5 hours sleep

No time for breakfast, went to work.

11am: Hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, chorizo sausages, and various peppers

3:45pm: Oatmeal from the morning: Put it in the fridge since no time to eat it.

4:00pm: Bowl of tuna mixed with mayo, and a pork cutlet.

7:00pm: Steak, potatoes, and fried veggies with piece of bread. Two glasses of milk.

9:30pm: Finished the leftovers as above.

11:15pm: Bowl of microwaveable rice dinner, a bowl of cottage cheese and a glass of milk.

Maki Riddington
08-18-2003, 08:36 PM
Good job so far, keep eating!!! It's tough, but ya gotta do it!

Stephen Riddington
08-18-2003, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the support, bro.:)

Stephen Riddington
08-18-2003, 11:40 PM
6.5 hours sleep.

9:30am: four eggs scrambled, two slices of toast with cream cheese, a mug of milk. I managed to eat about .5 of a bowl of oatmeal.

Chest

Flat DB Bench Press:
1x12 (30lbs)-Warm-up
3x12 (40lbs)

Incline Fly:
2x12 (25lbs)
1x12 (30lbs)

Decline DB Bench Press:
2x12 (25lbs)
1x12 (30lbs)

Assisted Dips:
1x16 (50lbs support)
2x12 (40lbs support)

Arms

BB Curl-(EZ-bar)
3x12 (45lbs)

Triceps Pushdowns:
2x12 (40lbs)
1x12 (50lbs)

French Curl:
2x12 (35lbs)

Would have done more, but the gym got a bit crowded and some of the guys were sorta fooling around; which became a big distraction to me.

Had my post-workout drink of grape juice mixed with creatine/dextrose immediately after workout.

12:30pm: Finished my oatmeal, had a bowl of tuna and a glass of milk.

2:00pm: Made two hamburgers and a glass of milk.

Went to work:
No food consumed at work.

10:30pm: had a bowl of macaroni salad, bowl of cottage cheese and a glass of milk.

When I get N-Large, I may have to consider buying a shaker glass or a large tupperware mug so I could take it to work.

Stephen Riddington
08-19-2003, 11:55 PM
7.5+ hours sleep

1/2 cup Oatmeal, four eggs scrambled, two toasts with cream cheese and large glass of milk.

Didn't feel like doing workouts today, will use my off day tomorrow to make up for it.

Bowl of leftover macaroni salad, and a bowl of tanu mixed with mayo. Glass of milk.


2 Meatloaf sandwiches with a bowl of Chef Boyardee ravaloli (sp?)

Should have eaten more, my food management sucks today.

Maki Riddington
08-20-2003, 06:33 PM
Yes it does, now eat!

Stephen Riddington
08-21-2003, 12:31 AM
what ya gonna do??? come over here and force feed me???:D

Stephen Riddington
08-21-2003, 12:48 AM
8+ hours sleep

8:30am: 1/2 cup oatmeal, 3 eggs scrambled, 2 slices of toast and 1 large glass of milk.

Shoulders

Seated DB Military Press:
2x12,1x7 (30lbs)

Front Alternating Deltoid Raise:
3x20 (25lbs) -10 per arm

Side Deltoid Raise:
2x12 (15lbs)

Shrug:****
1x12 (60lbs)
1x10 (65lbs)

Upright Row:
1x12 (35lbs)
2x12 (40lbs)

Backs

Lat Pulldowns:
1x12 (90lbs)
1x12 (80lbs)

Would have done more, but lost my motivation. I think it's prolly due to the fact I ate my breakfast at 8:30, and I was at the gym at 11am, so no food for like 2 hours. What is a good pre-workout snack???

Had my post-workout drink (Grape juice mixed with creatine/dextrose)

Had microwaveable dinner with a bowl of tuna mixed with Lite Miracle Whip.

Went to work

Had a burger and fries

After work, Chinese food.

Bowl of cottage cheese and a glass of milk.

****When I did the shrugs, my grip sucked, when I did the 60 lbs, I felt they weren't heavy enough so I moved on to 65lbs, boy it nearly slipped off about the third rep. Basically throughout the set, I was hanging on to the dumbell with my fingers. I'm thinking, should I do the shrug with the barbell, so I could grip easier?

Manveet
08-21-2003, 09:57 AM
Pre workout - I usually go with a scoop of dextrose and half a scoop of protein powder.

During workout - Sometimes I take a scoop of dextrose and just mix it in water and sip on that.

Post workout - Another scoop of dextrose and a scoop of protein.

http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=93&pageid=4

Scroll down near the bottom of that link to read what suggestions Lyle has on pre/post workout nutrition.

Stephen Riddington
08-21-2003, 10:41 AM
Thanks, alot, Manveet :thumbup:

Stephen Riddington
08-22-2003, 03:25 AM
Please excuse my typing errors ince I'm so f*cking drunk. I helped celebrate my best buddy, Dan aka Rugbyduder his 21 birthday. Man, I'm so drunk that i can't type correctly.

Well, wait until tomorrow so I can recxover and remember whast the hell I did today.

Stephen Riddington
08-22-2003, 10:13 AM
I still don't remember... I have a hangover; because there's no tylenol, so I'll have to stick with water.

BTW: I puked alot when I tried to go to sleep, the garbage bag was beside my bed **whew**

Mik
08-22-2003, 10:15 AM
*runs in journal, makes loud noises, runs out*

Shane
08-22-2003, 12:07 PM
Hi Homer, you are getting some protein post-workout right?

Stephen Riddington
08-22-2003, 02:22 PM
Shane, I do. I pick up my paycheck tomorrow. I haven't been drinking protein shakes lately since I ran out of it and no money to pay for it. So starting on Monday, I can start drinking my shakes post-workout.

Stephen Riddington
08-22-2003, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by Mik
*runs in journal, makes loud noises, runs out*


*Homer doesn't like that- puts a motion alarm up*

Any tresspassers will be shot on sight or movement.

:D JK

Mik, thanks for the spam, keep them coming.

WillKuenzel
08-22-2003, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer
Any tresspassers will be shot on sight or movement.


Survivors will be shot again! :D

Just some more :spam: for ya. :p

Stephen Riddington
08-22-2003, 11:09 PM
LOL @Homeyield. Thanks.

Stephen Riddington
08-22-2003, 11:10 PM
I didn't do any workout today. Feeling a little naseous from my excessive drinking last night. Went to the waterslides with my buddies, and went to a Japanese restuarant with him and his family. mmm.

Will go to workout on monday.

Stephen Riddington
08-23-2003, 11:03 PM
7 hours sleep.

Ate two slices of leftover pizza from last night.

Work from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Tuna with lite miracle whip.

two quarter pounders with fries. a corn on the cob.

A bowl of cottage cheese.

Please no lecture on eating more. I know. :rolleyes:

Stephen Riddington
08-25-2003, 12:30 AM
7.25 hours sleep

My eating sucked today.
That all for today, tomorrow is a new day.
I'll be posting the total calories along with the food I ate so I could monitor my caloric intake

Stephen Riddington
08-25-2003, 11:40 PM
8 hours sleep

9:00am: 1/2 oatmeal, 4 eggs scrambled with grated cheese, a glass of milk, and two slices of whole wheat toast. (Total cals: 1146.5)

Chest:

DB Bench:
1x12 (30lbs) warm-up
3x12 (40lbs)

Max BB Bench: 145lbs (1 rep max)

Incline flys:
3x12 (25lbs)

Decline DB Bench:
3x12 (25lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x12 (40lbs support)-decreased support poundage from 50lbs

Arms:

BB Curls:
3x12 (45lbs)

didn't do more, lost interest. I need some motivation... like a girl telling me that I look great. ;)

Had my post-workout shake of grape juice mixed with creatine/dextrose.

Had a bowl of tuna and lite miracle whip and a glass of milk (Total cals: 307.4)

Had Hungryman dinner and microwavable pasta (beef stroganoff) and a glass of apple juice (Total cals:1090)

For dinner: Had bbq chicken, potato wedges, corn in the cob, and fried veggies. (Total cals: Have no idea, any suggestions where I could get the nutritional info on these?)

10:30pm: A bowl of cottage cheese and a glass of milk. (Total cals: 307)

Total cals for the day: 2850.9* doesn't include my dinner- safe to assume it went over 3000 cals for the day.

Stephen Riddington
08-26-2003, 11:21 PM
8 hours sleep

9:30am: Red River Hot Cereal, 2 slices ww toast, a glass of milk.
(Total cals: 723.5)

Shoulders:

Seated DB Military Press:
3x12 (30lbs)

Side Deltoid Raise:
3x12 (15lbs)

Shrug:
3x12 (65lbs)

Upright row:
3x12 (40lbs)

Back:

Lateral Pulldown:
1x12 (90lbs)
2x12 (80lbs)

One Arm DB Row (per arm):
3x12 (35lbs)

Wide Grip Row:
3x12 (50lbs)

Drank my post-workout drink and ate a protein bar (Total cals for the bar: 297)

Bowl of tuna mixed with lite miracle whip (Total cals: 150.4)

Had Hungryman and microwavable pasta (mac n cheese) and a glass of milk. (Total cals:1097)

For dinner: had a bowl of chilli and some pasta.

Bowl of cottage cheese and a glass of milk. (Total cals: 468)

Total cals for the day: 2735.9) -doesn't include the chilli dinner since I don't know how to count the cals.

Stephen Riddington
08-28-2003, 01:02 AM
9+ hours sleep- longest sleep in quite a long time.

No workout since off day.

4 eggs scrambled, 2 slices of toast, a bowl of oatmeal, and a mug of milk. (Total cals: 875)

Two beefsteak pies and a bowl of chinese noodles.

Before work: Had a hamburger and fries.

After work: Steak, corn and potato salad.

If there's no total cals after each meal, that means I have no idea.

Shane
08-28-2003, 01:35 AM
Man, where are you guys getting the dextrose by itself? I hear ya about not having the money for supplements. hehe. That'll be taken care of once I have my crack house franchise up and running. I like your routine man.

Manveet
08-28-2003, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Shane
Man, where are you guys getting the dextrose by itself? I hear ya about not having the money for supplements. hehe. That'll be taken care of once I have my crack house franchise up and running. I like your routine man.

You can get it at "Save on Foods" supermarket over here. Go to some major supermarket chain and check their bulk foods section, they might carry it.

Stephen Riddington
08-28-2003, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by Shane
Man, where are you guys getting the dextrose by itself? I hear ya about not having the money for supplements. hehe. That'll be taken care of once I have my crack house franchise up and running. I like your routine man.

Thanks. You can get dextrose in bulk at your city's local health food store, it should be in the bulk section like Veet said. I got mine about $1.17 for 1 kg of dextrose a.k.a Corn Sugar

Stephen Riddington
08-28-2003, 11:37 PM
7 hours sleep

1/2 serving of N-Large-2 shake.

Workout:
10 mins on bike

Squats:
3x10-135lbs

Vert Leg Press:
3x10-270lbs

Discontinued my work-out due to nauseousness.

Bowl of Chef Boyardee pasta, and egg sandwich (two slices of ww toast, two fried eggs, and slices of cheddar cheese) a glass of milk.

At work: Bowl of asian stirfry: chicken breast, fried veggies on a bed of rice.

After work:
Steak, and veggies.

I had a question regarding my protein shake:

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36477

Stephen Riddington
08-29-2003, 09:17 PM
7 hours sleep

1/2 oatmeal, 4 eggs scrambled, 2 slices of ww toast, and a glass of milk.

A glass of OJ mixed with 5g of creatine.

DB bench:
1x10 40lbs
2x6 (45lbs)
2x6 (50lbs)

Incline flys:
1x12 (25lbs)
3x6 (30lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
1x6 (95lbs)
1x6 (115lbs)
2x6 (135lbs)

Assisted Dips:
2x12 (40lbs support)

BB Curl:
1x10 (45lbs)
1x6 (50lbs)
2x6 (55lbs)

Seated Preacher BB Curl:
3x6 (45lbs)

Hammer curl:
2x10 (20lbs)

French curl:
3x12 (45lbs)

Drank grape juice and creatine/dextrose post-workout.

Drank choc. milk mixed with 2 scoops N-Large-2. (Not a good idea)

Had various dinner items. Pizza, spagetti, gralic bread, and some sort of italian sandwich.

Manveet
08-29-2003, 09:24 PM
How is the strength coming along so far? Have you made any noticed improvement from when you first started?

Stephen Riddington
08-29-2003, 11:07 PM
Yeah, I have noticed a significant increase in my strength. But it might be newbie gains though

Manveet
08-30-2003, 08:27 PM
Newbie gains or not, becoming stronger and stronger is a great feeling. Keep up the good work.

Stephen Riddington
08-31-2003, 12:16 AM
Thanks for the support, Manveet.

Sat, Aug 30/03

Off Day for workout.

Busy day at work...

Ate nothing until dinner. I was surprised to feel not hungry for the entire day. Had pasta for Dinner.

Man, gotta eat!!!

Stephen Riddington
09-02-2003, 12:28 AM
7 hours sleep

9:30am: two slices of ww toast, 3 eggs scrambled, 1/2 cup oatmeal, and a glass of milk.


CHEST

DB Bench:
1x6 (45lbs)
3x6 (50lbs)

Incline fly:
3x6 (30lbs)
1x6 (35lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
1x6 (95lbs)
3x6 (115lbs)
1x6 (135lbs)

Assisted Dips:
2x12, 1x9 (40lbs support)

ARMS

-Biceps-
BB Curl (EZ-Bar):
4x6 (55lbs)

Seated Preacher BB Curl (EZ-Bar):
4x6 (45lbs)

Hammer Curl:
3x12 (25lbs)

-Triceps-
Skullcrushers:
3x12 (20lbs)

Triceps Pushdown:
3x12 (50lbs)

French Curl (EZ-bar):
2x6 (45lbs)

Had my post-workout drink of grape juice mixed with creatine/dextrose and PowerBar: Protein Plus.

Had a bowl of tuna and mayo.

Made two Bacon sandwiches (six rashers of bacon) and a mug of milk.

Had lamb stew, rice, and coleslaw for dinner.

Had raspberry mousse- homemade- so evil, so criminal and so good.

Bowl of cottege cheese and milk.

Maki Riddington
09-02-2003, 07:55 PM
Man, I wished I lived back at home.:( Home cooked meals, mmmmmmmmmm.

Stephen Riddington
09-03-2003, 12:37 AM
Well, you'll get some when ya visit home.

BTW: N-Large-2 is the most digusting protein shake I ever drank. I'm only drinking it after workout, since drinking it before makes me sick. I'll get Power Mass protein shake to be drank before workout.

Stephen Riddington
09-03-2003, 12:47 AM
8 hours sleep.

10am: four rashers of bacon, four eggs scrambled, four slices of buttermilk toast and a glass of milk.

Drank a glass of OJ and 5g of creatine before leaving to workout.

SHOULDERS

Seated Military DB Press:
1x12 (30lbs)
4x6 (35lbs)

Side Deltoid Raise:
3x12 (15lbs)

Shrug:
3x12 (65lbs)

Upright Row:
1x12 (40lbs)
1x6 (50lbs)
2x6 (60lbs)

BACK

One Arm DB Row (per arm):
3x12 (40lbs)

Tried to do some deadlifts, felt very uncomfortable performing it. Will practice form first. Think may have tweaked my lower back from this.

Lateral Pulldown:
3x12 (80lbs)
1x12 (90lbs)

Wide grip row:
1x12 (50lbs)
2x6 (60lbs)
wanted to do one more set, but my lower back was killing me.

Drank my post-workout drink of Cranberry juice mixed with dextrose/creatine.

Had a bowl of tuna mixed with lite miracle whip.

Drank 1/2 serving of N-Large-2.

Went to a staff meeting, didn't have to attend it. Waste of my time.

Had 2 pieces of chicken breast, with coleslaw. Had a Big Mac afterwards.

Had a bowl of cottage cheese and a glass of milk.

Maki Riddington
09-03-2003, 08:55 PM
Pretty soon, both of you are gonna be bigger then me. then I'll have nothing against you guys.:( Btw, get Sam to join, he needs to get his own comp.

One last thing, what flavor of N-Large did you buy? The one I got was awesome, wildberry flavor rocks.

Stephen Riddington
09-03-2003, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Pretty soon, both of you are gonna be bigger then me. then I'll have nothing against you guys.:( Btw, get Sam to join, he needs to get his own comp.

One last thing, what flavor of N-Large did you buy? The one I got was awesome, wildberry flavor rocks.

I dunno, I just want to be big enough to be stronger and tougher than Pop.

ProLab N-Large-2 (Chocolate flavor), only flavors at Lifestyles store is Vanilla and Chocolate.

As for Sam, he's too lazy. He has no money, since he's paying for UVic.

Stephen Riddington
09-04-2003, 11:42 PM
8 hours sleep.

Wasn't feeling too hungry, since I had quite alot of cottage cheese before bed. Had two toasts.

Drank creatine mixed with water since there's no darn juice in the house.

LEGS

Squats
3x12 (135lbs)

Vertical Leg Press
3x12 (180lbs)

Standing Calf Raise:
2x12 (105lbs)

Didn't continue since my lower back was in extreme pain. Feeling kinda stupid attempting to try deadlifts on Tues when I tweaked my lower back doing it.

Will do chest workout tomorrow. Will take next week off to rest my back to be safe.

Drank fruit punch mixed with creatine/dextrose.

Bowl of tuna mixed with Lite Miracle Whip.

Had a burger and fries before work. My lower back killed at work, I was moving gingerly to prevent from agiating it.

Steak, potato wedges and veggies.

Maki Riddington
09-09-2003, 08:55 PM
It's been 5 days, what gives lazy ass! Hurry up and update foo.

Maki Riddington
09-11-2003, 07:16 PM
Hey! Update man.

Stephen Riddington
09-11-2003, 09:32 PM
CanadianHomer is unavailable at the moment. He'll will return on Monday. Sorry for all the inconveinces when you read this.

BTW: No point in updating when all I'm doing is sleep, eat, go to school, browse internet, watch tv and go to sleep for the entire week.

Maki Riddington
09-17-2003, 04:41 PM
Hello!!!!! What happened to updating on Monday? Come one!

Stephen Riddington
09-22-2003, 08:38 PM
OK Sorry guys, here's the update.

Slept 7+ hours.

Four slices of toasts.

A serving of N-Large-2 (will buy MRP or At Large Nutrition Whey)

Went to school.

Workout after school.

I had trouble focusing on my workout because they're were lots of guys at the gym, and not only that it being two weeks since i last worked out.

I don't feel like posting my workout since I didn't do much as I wanted.

Bowl of tuna mixed with lite Miracle Whip.

Plate of Spagetti and two slices of garlic bread.

Ate my leftover dinner saved from last night. (Chicken, stuffing, veggies, rice and some scalloped potatoes) along with a glass of OJ.

I'll try to get my meal routine in order to go along with my school and job schedule.

Hoping to get my routine going tomorrow.

Stephen Riddington
09-23-2003, 11:04 PM
7 hours sleep...

I didn't work out, I need to organize my schedule, since it's my first week of school.

I hope I can do a better job of doing my journal, starting next week, since I'm getting the feel of my week will be like.

Maki Riddington
09-24-2003, 09:27 PM
Good, you slacker!

Stephen Riddington
09-30-2003, 09:46 AM
Man, what a demotivator that was...:(

Stephen Riddington
09-30-2003, 10:04 AM
About 8 hours sleep.

Didn't eat much for breafast, well nothing for breakfast since there was nothin to eat.

Went to school, had a personal pizza before class.

After my class, went to the gym.

CHEST

DB BENCH:
3x6 (45lbs)
1x6 (50lbs)

INCLINE FLY:
4x6 (30lbs)

DECLINE BB PRESS:
3x6 (95lbs)
1x6 (105lbs)

ASSISSTED DIPS:
2x12 (50 lbs support)
1x6 (50 lbs support) - my max, tried to go to 12 reps but reached failture at that point.

ARMS

Superset:
BB CURL (EZ-Bar): 3x6 (55lbs)
SEATED PREACHER CURL (EZ-Bar): 2x6, 1x3 (45lbs)-tried to go six reps on the third set but again reached failture there.

FRENCH CURL:
2x6 (45lbs)

forgot my post workout mix, so didn't drink anything. My hands were like shaking from lack of sugar.

Had a hamburger and fries before going on my shift.

After work, I was feeling very hungry, and very irritated and quickly ate some dinner at home, (meatloaf, potatoes, and veggies)

***Question.... should dips be considered an exercise for the chest or the arms??? I am getting confused, some ppl say its for the chest and some ppl say its for the arms (triceps).

Stephen Riddington
10-01-2003, 01:49 AM
8 hours sleep

Again nothing for breakfast, just a pizza bun. (Gotta suck it up and make scrabled eggs or oatmeal).

Had a Promax protein bar.

Went to workout, used the college gym than my usual gym. The college gym is like five times smaller, very caustrophobic.

SHOULDERS

Seated DB Military Press:
1x12 (30lbs)
1x11 (30lbs)
1x6 (30lbs) -the variations of the reps is caused by the db is very different than the one at my usual gym.

Shrugs:
3x12 (60lbs)

Wide Grip Pullups:
2x10 (45lbs)
1x8 (45lbs)

(The room is getting to me, very small.)

BACK

Lat Pulldown:
3x12 (90lbs)

Seated Row:
3x10 (80lbs)

One Arm DB Row:
1x12 (40lbs)

Couldn't finish since the claustrophobia is distracting.

Had my post-workout drink of creatine/dextrose mixed with cran/grape juice and Protein Plus protein bar.

Went to class and lab, the lab was cool, just do some internet research.

Went to work, almost was late.

After work, had steak, potato wedges and veggies.

Watched American Chopper, I'm hooked on that show along with Monster Garage and Monster House.

Stephen Riddington
10-01-2003, 11:20 PM
7 hours sleep.

Oatmeal, three eggs scrambled, a pizza bun and a glasss of milk.

Off day for workout.

Had milk and bagel with cream cheese before class.

Beef stew on wild rice for dinner.

Stephen Riddington
10-06-2003, 11:25 PM
7 hours sleep

Oatmeal

Went to school, after school, went to the gym.

CHEST

DB Bench Press:
2x6 (45lbs)
2x6 (50lbs)

Incline Flys:
2x6 (30lbs)
1x6 (25lbs)

Decline Bench Press:
2x6 (95lbs)
2x6 (115lbs)

Dips:
3x12 (50lbs support)

ARMS

BB Curl (EZ-bar):
3x6 (55lbs)

Seated Preacher Curl (EZ-bar):
3x6 (45lbs)

Lying French Curl:
3x6 (458lbs)

Had cranberry mixed with creatine and dextrose for post-workout drink, ate a protein bar.

Had crispy chicken burger and fries at work before starting my shift. (It's not the McD's kind)

After work, had two chicken breasts (breaded), mash potatoes, and veggies.

Maki Riddington
10-07-2003, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer
***Question.... should dips be considered an exercise for the chest or the arms??? I am getting confused, some ppl say its for the chest and some ppl say its for the arms (triceps).

*** Answer..... dips hit both muscles, however the emphasis will shift depending on how far forward you lean when you are performing this movement. If you are dipping in an upright position then you'll be primarilly targetting the triceps, if you are leaning forward then you'll targetting the chest. You'll also see quite a difference in strength between the two positions.

Stephen Riddington
10-08-2003, 01:02 AM
Thanks. Should I try to do both since I do my chest and arms on the same day???

Stephen Riddington
10-08-2003, 01:11 AM
6.5 hours sleep

Had thee rashers of bacon, four eggs scrambled, one slice of toast and half serving of N-Large-2.

Went to school a little early to finish up my lab report before my lab later the day.

Went to the gym after school.

SHOULDERS

Seated Military DB Press:
3x6 (35lbs)
1x3 (40lbs)

Shrugs:
2x12 (65lbs)
1x12 (60lbs)- one of the guys took the 65lb DB so I had no chance of using it.

Wide grip pullups.
3x12 (50lbs)

BACK

Bent-Over BB Row:
3x10 (50lbs)

Lateral Pulldown:
3x12 (90lbs)

Seated Row:
3x12 (80lbs)

I may have forgotten some exercises I did since I didn't write down what I did today.

Grape juice mixed with creatine/dextrose and a protein bar after workout.

Had some pork stew with brown rice.

A bowl of ice cream

7 slices of cheese with crackers.

Maki Riddington
10-08-2003, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer
Thanks. Should I try to do both since I do my chest and arms on the same day???

*** Try this, if you've done chest first and you're doing dips as your last chest exercise, lean forward. Because your chest is so fatigued it will force your triceps to kick in, more so then they usually do.

Stephen Riddington
10-09-2003, 11:21 PM
7.5 hours sleep.

Four rashers of bacon, four eggs scrambled with grated cheese and chopped onions. And a large mug of milk.


LEGS

Squats:
3x12 (135lbs)

Vertical Leg Press:
3x10 (180lbs)

Standing Calf raise:
3x10 (105lbs)

Didn't do abs since was feeling a little sick.

Had cranberry juice mixed with creatine/dextrose as my post-workout drink.

Bowl of tuna mixed with mayo.

Meatloaf, mixed rice, mashed yams and brussel sprouts for dinner.

Maki Riddington
10-18-2003, 07:36 PM
Come one Steve!!! Update!!!

Maki Riddington
10-18-2003, 07:36 PM
Come one Steve!!! Update!!!

Stephen Riddington
10-27-2003, 11:08 PM
Sorry for the lack of update since I suffered some lack of motivation and flu virus to boot. Since I'm slightly recovered from the flu, I'll post my update since I went to the gym today.

Stephen Riddington
10-27-2003, 11:21 PM
8.5 hours sleep

A slice of beef stew pie and MRP drink mixed with milk.

Went to school.

After school, went to the gym.

CHEST

DB Bench Press:
3x6 (45lbs)

Incline flys:
3x6 (25lbs)

Decline BB Bench Press:
3x6 (95lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x12 (50lbs support)

ARMS

BB Curl:
3x6 (45lbs)

Lying French Curl:
3x12 (35lbs)

Someone was hogging the precher curl. What a dip**** he is.

Water and protein bar, post workout.

Went to work, before starting my shift, had cheeseburger with fries and GlycoCarb drink.

During my shift had a MRP drink mixed with water.

Stephen Riddington
10-29-2003, 11:40 PM
7 hours sleep

Oatmeal and GlycoCarb drink.

MRP shake with milk.

SHOULDERS

Seated Military DB Press:
1x6 (25lbs)
3x6 (30lbs)

Shrugs:
3x12 (65lbs)

Standing Pullups:
1x6 (50lbs)
2x6 (60lbs)

BACK

Lat Pulldown:
2x12 (90lbs) wide-grip
2x12 (90lbs) close-grip

Superset:
-Seated Row-Upright Row-
-6x12 (60lbs)-6x12 (60lbs)-

Would have done more, but my calluses on my hands were bothersome to the point, it was painful to grip the handles on the rows.

Had protein bar and cranberry juice.

Got Safeway's Classic sandwiches (basically Safeway's version of Subway).

Ate one half before class at school.

Ate the other half at work, before starting my shift.

During my shift, had MRP shake mixed with water.

Eating chicken breast with pepper salad and rice.

Coke
10-30-2003, 07:42 AM
...too bad about the setback bro, flu/colds ain't no joke but now you can go for it again - :)

Stephen Riddington
10-30-2003, 11:47 AM
Thanks, CoCoa.

Stephen Riddington
11-03-2003, 10:47 PM
7+ hours sleep

One serving of ALN Nitrean.

A Vector bar on the way to school.

Two bagels with cream cheese and a can of apple juice in class.

CHEST

DB Flat Bench:
5x6 (45lbs)

Incline Fly:
3x6 (25lbs)
2x6 (30lbs)

BB Decline Bench:
3x6 (95lbs)
1x6 (115lbs)
1x4 (115lbs)

Pec Deck:
1x12 (45lbs)
3x12 (55lbs)

Asisted Dips:
3x12 (50lbs support)

ARMS

-SUPERSET-
BB Curl (EZ-bar):-- 2x6 (55lbs) -- 2x6 (45lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl (EZ-bar):-- 2x6 (45lbs) -- 2x6 (35lbs)

Flat Bench French Curl:
3x12 (35lbs)

I felt very pumped after doing the superset, would have done more exercises after doing the French Curl, but had to leave for work.

Had dextrose/creatine mixed with grape juice and a ProMax protein bar after workout.

Had a steak sandwich- steak on a slice of foccacia bread, mashed potatoes with sauteed mushrooms and dusted onions. Ate it before I started my shift.

During my shift, had a MRP shake mixed with water.

Had another steak at home, along with ALN Nitrean.

Saint Patrick
11-03-2003, 11:43 PM
Damn I haven't had apple juice in like 5 years lol

Nice work on the superset rows. Where's the deadlifts?

Stephen Riddington
11-03-2003, 11:50 PM
I don't do deads since I can't get the form right. I had a bad experience with the deads, ****ed up my lowerback. Took about two or three weeks to fully recover from that. I really want to do them, but too embarrassed to start at a low weight like 10lbs:redface:

Saint Patrick
11-04-2003, 12:18 AM
Yeah I hear ya on the form, If you want to do them, then do them! Go light and work on form, and go from there. Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

Stephen Riddington
11-04-2003, 09:50 AM
I'll think about it, give it a shot without the weights.

Coke
11-04-2003, 10:15 AM
Good chest and arm effort CH - :thumbup: ...stay at it mang - :D

Stephen Riddington
11-04-2003, 02:00 PM
Thanks, Cocoa. I would have done heavier weights if I didn't slack off the last couple of weeks. I could rep 50lbs easily on the flat bench, 115lbs on the decline bench easily, I could do about two sets of 6 reps on 135lbs at the decline. But, since I slacked off, my strength deminished. So I'm working on it, catching up.

Stephen Riddington
11-05-2003, 04:48 PM
6 hours sleep.

drank half of a serving of MRP shake, since it was really thick with PB and banana.

LEGS

Squats:
1x8 (115lbs)
1x6 (115lbs) -some guy interupted me in the middle of the set, totally felt like cursing at him.
2x8 (115lbs)

Vertical Leg Press:
3x10 (180lbs)

Calf Raise:
2x10 (105lbs)

1x20 Decline crunches

Cranberry juice mixed with creatine/dextrose an a protein bar.

Went to school, wrote my mid-term.

Ate a safeay Classic submarine sandwich.

Stephen Riddington
11-11-2003, 12:56 AM
Dang it, I'm slacking off again.

Stephen Riddington
11-11-2003, 01:13 AM
7.5 hours sleep.

Very lazy, no breakfast. Gotta work on that. :(

Bagel with cream cheese before my class.

CHEST

DB Bench Press:
6x6 (45lbs)
*was gonna try for 50lbs DBs after my fourth set, but someone was using it.

Incline Flys:
1x6 (30lbs)
5x6 (25lbs)

BB Decline Bench Press:
2x6 (95lbs)
1x5 (115lbs) *wasn't quite ready for the 35lbs plates, needed a spotter. Will remain with 25lbs plates until i reach failture on my 6 reps after a number of sets. Like I did with the DB bench.

SuperSet:
Pec deck:-1x12 (55lbs)-1x12 (65lbs)-1x12 (55lbs)-
Pec flys: -1x12 (65lbs)-1x12 (65lbs)-1x12 (55lbs)-

Assisted Dips:
3x12 (50lbs support)

Superset:
BB Curl (EZ-bar):-1x6 (45lbs)-1x6 (55lbs)-3 (45lbs)-
Seated Preacher Curl (EZ-bar):-1x6 (35lbs)-

French Curl:
1x6 (45lbs)
3x12 (35lbs)

Water and protein bar after workout.

Two servings of Glyco-Carb and tuna with mayo. One hot dog afterwards.

Dinner: Pork Roast, wild rice mixture (Uncle Ben), creamed corn and apple sauce. With a glass of milk.

One hot dog.

After typing up this journal entry, I felt there was something missing here. I FORGOT TO HAVE MY PROTEIN SHAKES THROUGH-OUT THE DAY!!!!! :eek: :eek: :redface:

I am pissed off as hell... well, at least I can drink one before I go to bed.

Stephen Riddington
11-12-2003, 12:04 AM
7+ hours sleep

Had Nitrean for breakfast. Trying to force myself to make some dang oatmeal or scrambled eggs. I'm too lazy :(

SHOULDERS

DB Seated Military Press:
1x6 (25lbs)
5x6 (30lbs)

Shrugs:
1x12 (65lbs)
1x12 (70lbs)
1x12 (65lbs)

Shoulder Upright Row:
1x6 (50lbs)
3x6 (60lbs)

BACK

Wide Grip Lateral Pulldown:
2x10 (100lbs)
2x10 (90lbs)
2x10 (80lbs)

Close Grip Lateral Pulldown:
1x10 (90lbs)
1x10 (80lbs)

SUPERSET:
Seated Cable Row:-3x10 (60lbs)-4x10 (70lbs)-
Seated Upright row:-3x10 (60lbs)-4x10 (70lbs)-

DB Row (per arm):
1x10 (35lbs)

(After workout, @ home)
Two scoops Glyco-Carb with a bowl of tuna mixed with mayo and two hot dogs.

Dinner: Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, fried peppers, carrots, mashed turnips and four pop-overs (yorkshire pudding buns).

A serving of MRP shake.

Coke
11-12-2003, 05:14 AM
That is some nice work with the shoulders and back man...even got some supersets goin on - ;)

Stephen Riddington
11-12-2003, 11:07 AM
Yeah, Maki suggested it to me. We both agree that my back shows extreme lack of gain compared to my other parts. I looked in the mirror and flexed it, my traps are lame. Need more excercise. Any suggestions for exercise for my traps other than shrugs???

Manveet
11-12-2003, 12:04 PM
You should probably through in some deads on your back day as well.

I'm still not seeing enough food posted. Eat more!

Stephen Riddington
11-12-2003, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by Manveet
You should probably through in some deads on your back day as well.

I'm still not seeing enough food posted. Eat more!

I'm scared of deads, I had a bad experience with them. I have what's I call deadliftophobia.:p

As for lack for food, I know! I suck at that. :cry: :help:

Stephen Riddington
11-14-2003, 12:09 AM
6 hours sleep

Two slices of toast, three eggs and a serving of Nitrean.

LEGS

Squats:
1x10 (65lbs)
2x10 (75lbs)
**This is ATF squats, harder than going to parallel. I notice it targets the hams more than the quads. I feel I want to to do more. Is it safe to do both, ATF and parallel squats?

Vertical Leg Press:
1x10 (90lbs)- warm up.
3x10 (180lbs)

Standing Calf Raise:
2x10 (75lbs)
1x10 (90lbs)

ABS

Decline Crunches:
1x10

Hanging crunches:
2x10

Hungryman meal along with 2 scoops of Glyco-Carb.

For dinner, beef stroganoff, and fried beef and green pepper.

One serving of Nitrean.

Stephen Riddington
11-17-2003, 08:34 PM
7 hours sleep

Oatmeal, and two servings of Nitrean.

CHEST

DB Bench:
2x6 (45lbs)
2x6 (50lbs)
1x5 (50lbs)

Incline Flys:
4x6 (25lbs)

SUPERSET:
Pec Deck:-1x10 (55lbs)-2x10 (65lbs)
Pec Flys:-1x10 (55lbs)-2x10 (65lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (50 lbs support)

ARMS

SUPERSET:
BB Curl (EZ-bar):3x10 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl (EZ-bar):3x10 (35lbs)

French Curl:
3x10 (35lbs)

Had water bottle through-out the workout.

Drank leftover water and protein bar.

At home: had tuna mixed with Lite Miracle whip, microwaveable lasagna and two servings of Glyco-Carb drink.

Meatloaf, Uncle ben's Rice, corn and peas for dinner.

Will be eating some of the leftovers along with MRP shake.

Stephen Riddington
11-19-2003, 12:09 AM
8+ hours sleep

One serving of Nitrean, and a bowl of oatmeal. Made one cup, couldn't finish it, managed to eat 3/4.

LEGS

Squats:
-ATF-
1x10 (65lbs)
3x10 (75lbs)
-Parallel-
2x10 (95lbs)

Vertical Leg Press:
1x10 (90lbs) -knees to the chest-
2x10 (180lbs)
1x10 (230lbs)

Standing Calf Raise:
3x10 (90lbs)

ABS

Decline crunches:
1x20

Hanging crunches:
1x20

Drank powerade afterwards and ate some buffalo chicken wings from Safeway. Mmmm, so good.

Had McD's for dinner, ate with a good buddy of mine.
One 1/4 lber with cheese, super-size fries, and 20 pieces of chicken nuggets.

Ate it about 3 hours ago from the time of this writing, still full and bloated.

Will make myself Nitrean to finish for the night.

Maki Riddington
11-19-2003, 04:16 PM
Next time I come home we'll have to work out together granted you don't have to work.

Stephen Riddington
11-19-2003, 11:40 PM
Well there's still after work..:)

Looking forward to my back and shoulder exercises tomorrow. I may start doing deadlifts, will work with no weights on the bar first to get my form right.

Coke
11-20-2003, 06:06 AM
...why not try more than the bar on them deads??? - Bet you can handle it bro - ;)

Stephen Riddington
11-21-2003, 12:06 AM
I was supposed to do them today, but decided against it. Did bent-over barbell rows instead. I'll wait until Maki comes by, and we'll go to the gym.

Stephen Riddington
11-21-2003, 12:13 AM
7.5+ hours sleep.

Oatmeal, forgot to drink Nitrean.

SHOULDERS

Seated DB Military Press:
2x6 (30lbs)
4x6 (35lbs)

Shrugs:
3x12 (70lbs)

Standing Cable Pullups:
1x6 (50lbs)
3x6 (60lbs)

BACK

Lateral Pulldown:
2x10 (100lbs)
4x10 (90lbs)

SUPERSET:
Seated Cable Row:-2x10 (60lbs)-2x10 (70lbs)-
Seated Upright Row:-2x10 (60lbs)-2x10 (70lbs)-

Bent-over BB Row"
1x6 (60lbs)
3x6 (50lbs)

Drank Powerade and protein bar.

The rest of the day sucked in the eating dept. Don't want to bother posting some of the foods.

Drank Nitrean before bed.

Stephen Riddington
11-21-2003, 11:53 PM
7 hours sleep

Oatmeal and 2 servings of Nitrean.

CHEST

DB Bench:
2x6 (45lbs)
3x6 (50lbs)

Incline Flys:
4x6 (25lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
2x6 (95lbs)
2x6 (115lbs)

SUPERSET:
Pec Deck:3x10 (65lbs)
Pec Flys: 3x10 (65lbs)

Assisted Dips:
2x10 (50lbs support)
1x10 (40lbs support)

ARMS

Wrist Curl: (performed with BB)
3x10 (45lbs)
3x10 (50lbs)

SUPERSET:
BB Curl (EZ-bar): 3x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl (EZ-bar): 3x6 (35lbs)

My arms felt too pumped to preform the french curls, so finished my workout earlier.

Tuna mixed with Miracle whip, microwavable lasagna, and two scoops of Glyco-Carb.

Peanut Butter on toast sandwich, and chicken sandwich.

Ham chowder (corn chowder with ham cubes).

Stephen Riddington
11-24-2003, 11:00 PM
8.5+ hours sleep.

Oatmeal and one serving of Nitrean.

CHEST

DB Bench:
3x6 (45lbs)
2x6 (55lbs)

Incline Flys:
2x6 (25lbs)
2x6 (30lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
2x6 (95lbs)
1x6 (115lbs)
1x5 (125lbs)

SUPERSET:
Pec Deck: 3x10 (65lbs)
Pec Flys: 3x10 (65lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (40lbs support)

ARMS

BB Wrist Curl:
1x10 (45lbs)
3x10 (50lbs)

SUPERSET:
BB Curl (EZ-bar): 3x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl: 3x6 (45lbs)

My arms felt too pumped to do the Fench Curl.

Drank Powerade and ate a protein bar after workout.

Had about 500g of Safeway's buffalo wings and two servings of Glyco-Carb.

Went to a pre-screening of 'The Last Samurai' with Tom Cruise. I went with my dad, my mom got it from her university. It was awesome, one of my favorites. My mom couldn't go because of a previous arangment to have dinner with someone.

Microwavable dinner and a serving of MRP shake.

JuniorMint6669
11-25-2003, 12:46 AM
Nice workouts! I really want to see last samurai, glad to hear its good.

Shane
11-25-2003, 02:09 AM
I'm jealous Homer. I want to see that movie man!

Stephen Riddington
11-25-2003, 11:55 AM
guys, The Last Samurai ruled. Go see it!!!

Saint Patrick
11-25-2003, 02:07 PM
I see lots of chest & arms and no deadlifts..............

Stephen Riddington
11-25-2003, 02:09 PM
I didn't want to do deadlifts yet, I decided to stick with bentover bb rows. When Maki comes home to celebrate my and my mother's birthdays, we'll stop by the gym, and I'll have him show me the ropes regarding deadlifts.

Maki Riddington
11-25-2003, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer
guys, The Last Samurai ruled. Go see it!!!

*** Damn, so many movies I want to see so little time. Btw, do you have the Two Towers, Return of The King special edition dvd?

I want to watch the new footage, if so, I'll watch it when I come back.

Stephen Riddington
11-25-2003, 06:04 PM
I got the Special Extended Edition. Um, when ya come back for mom's and my birthday dinner, we gotta take mom to see the Last Samurai, she was supposed to go with Dad, but she couldn't.

Manveet
11-25-2003, 08:11 PM
I will definately have to see The Last Samurai.

Maki Riddington
11-25-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by CanadianHomer
I got the Special Extended Edition. Um, when ya come back for mom's and my birthday dinner, we gotta take mom to see the Last Samurai, she was supposed to go with Dad, but she couldn't.

*** Sounds good.

Stephen Riddington
11-28-2003, 12:15 AM
7.5+ hours sleep

Oatmeal and Nitrean

LEGS

ATF Squats:
2x10 (65lbs)
2x10 (85lbs)

Parallel Squats:
1x10 (115lbs)

Vertical Leg Press:
1x10 (90lbs) Knee to chest warm ups
2x10 (180lbs)

DB Lunges:
1x10 (20lbs)

Standing Calf Raise:
1x10 (105lbs)

My workout was horrible, my ATF squats ruined the rest of the regiment, my legs felt very tired and I couldn't force myself to more than one set of each exercise performed today.

Safeways chicken wings, bowl of tuna mixed with Miracle Whip, and two servings of Glyco-Carb.

Meat pie, and rice.

Coke
11-28-2003, 05:58 AM
...still yet a very nice effort CH and better than nothing - you are on the right track bro, I think - :D

JuniorMint6669
11-28-2003, 11:34 AM
Are you still bulking? How much do you weigh now? Nice workout!

Stephen Riddington
11-28-2003, 03:35 PM
Thanks, guys.

Junior: Haven't weighed myself in a while. Will do that on Monday.

Stephen Riddington
12-01-2003, 07:16 PM
Crap, I forgot to weigh myself today. Tomorrow, for sure.

Stephen Riddington
12-01-2003, 07:29 PM
7 hours sleep

Oatmeal, and two servings of Nitrean.

CHEST

DB Bench:
2x6 (45lbs)
3x6 (50lbs)

Incline Flys:
2x6 (25lbs)
3x6 (30lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
1x6 (95lbs)
3x6 (115lbs) ***significiant strength gain, few times I tried this I barely could complete one set.

SUPERSET:
Pec Deck: 1x10 (75lbs)
Pec Flys: 1x10 (75lbs)
*performed only once since there's too many ppl so didn't want to sort of hog the machines.

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (40lbs support) ***again another strength gain, reduced from 50 lbs support. I just started 40lbs support in the full 3 sets last week.

ARMS

Wrist Curls:
2x10 (45lbs)-the bb itself
2x10 (55llbs)-the bb with 2 5lbs plates

SUPERSET:
BB Curl: 3x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl: 3x6 (45lbs)

French Curl:
3x10 (35lbs)

Felt very happy with my workout today, with the obvious strength gains today.

Powerade, with protein bar.

Hungryman dinner with 2 servings of Glyco-Carb.

Chilli with brown rice.

Will be having a MRP shake later at the time of this writing.

Maki Riddington
12-01-2003, 09:01 PM
Good job Steve!

Stephen Riddington
12-02-2003, 12:33 AM
Thanks, Mac. Sam tells me I got some mass on me. However it only can be seen on my chest and arms. My shoulders and my back are my weakest points. When ya come by, we'll go to my gym, and see if you can set up a better routine when you get the idea of the machines there. We'll do that directly after I get off work.

Stephen Riddington
12-02-2003, 05:18 PM
7.5+ hours sleep.

Oatmeal, scrambled eggs and two scoops of Nitrean.

My day sucked again, I hate doing the legs.

I was doing ATF squats, and I had a bout of over-confidence so I tried 95lbs, which I haven't even done ATF squats. It was a little too much for me, but I finished the set of 10 reps. So lessened the load to 40lbs, felt a slight sharp pain on my right knee, in the joints. Cut my workout short since I couldn't handle it anymore. I can walk fine, but just painful when I stress my knees out when performing any leg exercise.

Microwaveable lasagna.

Darracq
12-02-2003, 05:37 PM
We are about the same size, have you been able to gain any weight? Have you thought about droping the flys and peck deck.

Stephen Riddington
12-02-2003, 08:03 PM
I was thinking about that. I do the superset of deck and fly to get that pumped feeling. At the end of my workouts, if I don't get that pumped feeling, I feel that i didn't do enough.

As for the weight, I forgot again.

Coke
12-04-2003, 11:54 AM
..when is the next session bro? - ;)

Stephen Riddington
12-04-2003, 11:57 AM
Today... I'm just about to leave for the gym. And I'll try to weigh myself, I hope to God that I'm at least 160 lbs since I have been eating heavy foods for a while.

Stephen Riddington
12-05-2003, 12:12 AM
8 hours sleep.

Oatmeal, 3 eggs scrambled, and a serving of nitrean.

I weighed myself at the gym, 157lbs. I thought I ate quite alot to get past 160lbs, again I know I have to eat more.

SHOULDERS

Seated DB Military Press:
2x6 (30lbs)
4x6 (35lbs)

DB Shrugs:
1x10 (65lbs)
3x10 (70lbs)

Shoulder Wide Grip Row:
2x6 (50lbs)
3x6 (60lbs)

Cybex Seated Lateral Raise:
2x10 (50lbs)

BACK

Lateral Pulldown:
1x10 (100lbs)
2x10 (110lbs)
2x10 (100lbs)
1x10 (90lbs)

SUPERSET:
Seated Cable Row: 5x10 (70lbs)
Seated Upright Row: 5x10 (70lbs)

I forgot to do BentOver BB Rows.

One can of tuna mixed with mayo, relish and so white grated cheese (the name escapes me) enough to make two sandwiches, two mandarin oranges and a serving of Glyco-Carb.

Two lamb chops, mashed potatoes, mashed yams, corn and green peas.

Some snack of sorts, corrot cake, ninaimo bars, corn chips and etc.

Stephen Riddington
12-06-2003, 05:17 PM
7.5 hours sleep.

Oatmeal and two scoops of MRP shake. Drank about half of the shake.

CHEST

DB Bench:
1x6 (45lbs)
4x6 (50lbs)

Incline Flys:
4x6 (30lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
4x6 (115lbs)

SUPERSET:
Pec Deck:1x10 (75lbs)
Pec Flys: 1x10 (75lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (40lbs support)

ARMS

Wrist Curl:
1x10 (BB=45lbs)
3x10 (BB+2 (10lbs plates))

French Curl:
3x10 (35lbs)

SUPERSET:
BB Curl: 3x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl: 3x6 (35lbs) -someone was busy using 45lbs easy bar

Microwavable lasagna, and the rest of the MRP shake from earlier in the morning.

Pizza for dinner. About 7 slices.

Stephen Riddington
12-09-2003, 11:42 PM
7+ hours sleep.

Oatmeal, one scoop of Nitrean, two slices of toast and three eggs scrambled.

CHEST

DB Bench:
1x6 (45lbs)
3x6 (50lbs)
1x4 (55lbs) ***Couldn't lift this up about a month and a half ago. Was surprised that I did this.

Incline Flys:
4x6 (30lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
4x6 (115lbs)

SUPERSET:
Pec Deck: 1x10 (75lbs)
Pec Flys: 1x10 (75lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (40lbs support)

ARMS

French Curl:
3x10 (35lbs)

SUPERSET:
BB Curl: 3x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl: 3x6 (45lbs)

Powerade and protein bar after workout.

Hungryman dinner and two scoops of Glyco-Carb.

Chili, pasta and salad.

Pepperoni and cheese for snack, apple afterwards.

A bowl of Smarties Ice Cream.

JuniorMint6669
12-11-2003, 12:39 AM
Nice workouts! Keep on eating, you'll get there, dun worry :D

Stephen Riddington
12-11-2003, 10:37 AM
Thanks for popping in my journal. Working on that, not too worried.

JuniorMint6669
12-12-2003, 10:11 PM
I hear its your birthday?!?!! Happy bday!!!

Stephen Riddington
12-12-2003, 10:18 PM
Thanks, had a blast last night. I was kinda disappointed that I didn't drink as much as I wanted since I came down with a bout of food poisoning from the pizzas I ate earlier the night.

Stephen Riddington
12-16-2003, 12:17 AM
6+ hours sleep. It was sleepless, slept for the first two hours, and after that struggled to go to sleep, not until two hours later. This is probably due to the beer and grass combo I had at my staff Christmas party last night.

Half serving of MRP shake.

CHEST

DB Bench:
4x6 (50lbs)

Incline Flys:
4x6 (30lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
4x6 (115lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (40lbs support)

ARMS

Wrist curls:
1x10 (45lbs)
3x10 (65lbs)

SUPERSET:
BB Curl:3x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl: 3x6 (45lbs)

French Curl:
3x10 (35lbs)

Protein bar and powerade post-workout.

Did some errands. Got some pics of myself taken on my birthday. Won't be able to post it since my dad's scanner doesn't work, seriously considering buying digital camera.

Steak for dinner.

I know, my eating habits sucks, but it'll get better soon. I hope. :rolleyes:

Coke
12-16-2003, 04:38 AM
Nice work man...good to see the session, hope you stay with it throughout the winter bro - ;)

clvmike19
12-16-2003, 08:59 AM
I was at the pornography store.

I was buying pornography......(classic Homer moment, when confronted with thinking of a lie to tell the police why he was out so late and not revealing he was at the bar)

Stephen Riddington
12-16-2003, 10:53 AM
LOL at clvmike. I assure you the pics are not pornographic in nature,they're something that is suitable for Cosmo. :D

briancurran01
12-21-2003, 08:11 PM
6+ hours sleep. It was sleepless, slept for the first two hours, and after that struggled to go to sleep, not until two hours later. This is probably due to the beer and grass combo I had at my staff Christmas party last night.

Half serving of MRP shake.

CHEST

DB Bench:
4x6 (50lbs)

Incline Flys:
4x6 (30lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
4x6 (115lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (40lbs support)

ARMS

Wrist curls:
1x10 (45lbs)
3x10 (65lbs)

SUPERSET:
BB Curl:3x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl: 3x6 (45lbs)

French Curl:
3x10 (35lbs)

Protein bar and powerade post-workout.

Did some errands. Got some pics of myself taken on my birthday. Won't be able to post it since my dad's scanner doesn't work, seriously considering buying digital camera.

Steak for dinner.

I know, my eating habits sucks, but it'll get better soon. I hope. :rolleyes:

Nice work Homey!!!

I will keep checking on your progress bud.

THanks for all the kind words to my pics and my journal. :)

Stephen Riddington
12-21-2003, 11:14 PM
No problem, that's what we're all here for dude. I don't think most of us have a mean bone except for an occassional burn. :D

Stephen Riddington
12-22-2003, 08:15 PM
7.5+ hours sleep

Three eggs scrambled. One serving of Nitrean in milk.

CHEST

DB Bench:
3x6 (50lbs)

BB Bench:
2x6 (95lbs)

Incline flys:
2x6 (30lbs)
2x6 (35lbs) ***PR

Decline Bench:
3x6 (115lbs)
1x3 (135lbs) ***PR - will try 125lbs next time so I can reach 6 reps.

Pec Flys:
1x10 (75lbs)

Assisted Dips:
3x10 (30lbs support) ***PR -decrease from 40lbs last time.

ARMS

Wrist Curl:
4x10 (45lbs)

SUPERSET:
Standing BB Curl:4x6 (55lbs)
Seated Preacher Curl:3x6 (45lbs) 1x3 (45lbs) couldn't finish it, reached failture at that point.

French Curl:
3x10 (45lbs)***PR -10lbs increase

Subway sub-steak n cheese.

a slice of pumpkin cheesecake. :drooling: my mom made it, one of the best I ever had, second to chocolate cheesecake my mom also made a few months ago.

serving of MRP shake (two scoops) in milk.

Chicken breast, with pesto sauce and rice.

briancurran01
12-23-2003, 02:57 PM
Nice workout bud.
Keep up the nice work!!!

If i dont talk to you again before then Have A nice Holiday

Stephen Riddington
12-23-2003, 07:46 PM
7.5+ hours sleep

three eggs scrambled, three crisps of bacon, a pizza bagel and a serving of Nitrean.

SHOULDERS

Seated DB Military Press:
2x6 (30lbs)
3x6 (35lbs)

Shrugs:
1x10 (70lbs)
2x10 (65lbs)

BACK

Lateral Pulldown:
1x10 (110lbs)
1x8 (110lbs)
2x10 (100lbs)
2x10 (90lbs)

SUPERSET:
Seated Row: 2x10 (80lbs)
Upright Row: 1x10 (80lbs) 1x8 (80lbs) *** felt very tired, probably from lack of food since I worked out about three hours after eating breakfast.

can of tuna with Frank's, and glass of milk.

My parents had some guests over and created a buffet style dinner, not much but I was full.

Stephen Riddington
12-27-2003, 04:31 PM
Wow!!! my first compliment from a chick today. I was at work and one of the servers; whom I'm pretty close with, commented that I looked "big". I wasn't wearing tight clothes or anything, that could have given off my increase in size. Damn, what a f'n confidence booster.

Manveet
12-27-2003, 05:14 PM
Wow!!! my first compliment from a chick today. I was at work and one of the servers; whom I'm pretty close with, commented that I looked "big". I wasn't wearing tight clothes or anything, that could have given off my increase in size. Damn, what a f'n confidence booster.

Way to go homer :clap:



Now go eat some more :thumbup:

Coke
12-27-2003, 06:16 PM
The work is paying off dude! - :)

briancurran01
12-27-2003, 10:15 PM
Homer that is great man!!! Congrats!!!

Keep up the work bud.

Stephen Riddington
12-28-2003, 05:32 PM
Thanks guys. I'm planning to learn how to skate (ice), so I can play some pick up hockey at the local arena. If I get good enough, I may play beer-league hockey and roller hockey. But that won't happen soon, so need to get the basics done first. The reason for this is because I love hockey, and want to be able to experience the thrill of playing our country's national pastime.

Manveet
12-28-2003, 06:59 PM
Thanks guys. I'm planning to learn how to skate (ice), so I can play some pick up hockey at the local arena. If I get good enough, I may play beer-league hockey and roller hockey. But that won't happen soon, so need to get the basics done first. The reason for this is because I love hockey, and want to be able to experience the thrill of playing our country's national pastime.

hockey is great man, played many many years myself. Good luck with the skating, it might take you a while to get decent.

Shane
12-28-2003, 07:52 PM
Ah...beer league *sigh*

Stephen Riddington
12-28-2003, 09:41 PM
hockey is great man, played many many years myself. Good luck with the skating, it might take you a while to get decent.

Yeah, I believe the skating will help develop my legs a little better. But I'm still gonna workout and go to lessons. I may join a power skating class afterwards.

Stephen Riddington
01-04-2004, 08:56 PM
I posted some pics of me. Check it out and post some suggestions and comments, please.

Homer's Pics (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?p=691819#post691819)

clvmike19
01-04-2004, 09:36 PM
CH hella nice work man. And nothing better than the wimmens starting to notice you bulking up. Thatll make the pain of over stuffing your already full stomach in hopes of gaining a pound bearable. Atleast for me it does.......wait I dont get compliments. Damn me.

Stephen Riddington
01-04-2004, 09:39 PM
Thanks, clvmike19. :thumbup:

Brand
01-04-2004, 09:54 PM
Good luck on the hockey, man. It's really really fun. A couple years ago me and a bunch of fellas in the dorms signed up for intramural hockey, even though only 2 or 3 of us actually knew how to play. We ended up winning the championship! (C league... but that's not important, right?) ;)

Keep up the good work, with the lifting and with the ladies!

Coke
01-04-2004, 10:01 PM
...you have some pretty good pics bro - off to a great start!

Manveet
01-04-2004, 10:05 PM
cool pics man. Keep eating and lifting, you'll definately reach you're goals.

Stephen Riddington
01-05-2004, 01:30 AM
Thanks, guys.

briancurran01
01-05-2004, 04:17 AM
yo homer. Nice pics. You will get there buddy.

just keep at it.

clvmike19
01-05-2004, 09:11 AM
If youre ever out and miss a meal I suggest Guiness. Its like a meal in a pint sized beautiful dark liquid form. Kiev Pumpernickel, hops, barley, and water. Could feed an army on that stuff.......mmmmmmm Guiness :drooling:

Stephen Riddington
01-05-2004, 12:09 PM
Thanks, Bri.

ahhh, I'm cutting back on the alcohol. I had a boozy month in December with my birthday and new years.

Stephen Riddington
01-05-2004, 06:01 PM
6 hours sleep.

Two servings of MRP shake with milk and a banana.

Didn't make breakfast since I was watching the World Junior Hockey Gold Medal Final between Canada and USA. (Canada lost 4-3 :bang: :cry: )

Went to school.

After school, hit the gym.

I have decided to modify my routine after discussing with my bro. I'll be increasing my reps to 10-12 per set (3 set max per exercise) with 1-1.5 min rest period between sets.
CHEST

DB Bench:
3x12 (40lbs)

Incline Flys:
1x7 (30lbs)
2x10 (25lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
2x12 (95lbs)
1x7 (95lbs) ***reached total failture, will try to find a spotter to help me complete the last set.

Assisted Dips:
1x10 (40lbs support)
2x10 (50lbs support)

ARMS

Standing French Curl??? *** I don't know what the exercise is called, it's where you stand with a bb with a close grip (palms facing you) at the waist area and curl it to your neck area.
3x12 (30lbs)

BB Curl:
2x12 (35lbs)
1x7 (35lbs) ***my right forearm gave a sharp pain, and it felt like it was gonna explode so I stopped the exercise.

I felt very pumped, and my arms was shaking from lack of food. And it's so possible due to the fact that it was my first workout since the Monday of Christmas week.

Can of tuna with Frank's and two scoops of Glyco-Carb.

Update***

Dinner: Plate of spagetti, with meat sauce. Three garlic toast with a salad to finish.

2nd Update***
1/3 of an oven-baked pizza.

Dedicated
01-05-2004, 07:09 PM
1x7 (35lbs) ***my right forearm gave a sharp pain, and it felt like it was gonna explode so I stopped the exercise.

Eww that sucks. Never had that happen but I do find that when I use the barbell for curls I usually get an uncomfortable feeling in my wrists. Maybe an EZ-Bar might help with the pain, I'm not sure, it might be worth a shot. Anyways nice journal and happy new year. Oh and cool pics, looking lean, you will be a monster when you start adding weight to your frame.

Coke
01-05-2004, 07:10 PM
Nice chest and arm work CH - ;)

briancurran01
01-05-2004, 07:19 PM
Nice work Homer. I use the ez curl bar for curls alot easier on the wrists

Stephen Riddington
01-05-2004, 07:55 PM
As for the BB Curl, I do use the ez-bar. I think the pain, and the feeling of explosion in my forearm may come from lack of nutrients in the body. I only had two servings MRP with banana, and I worked out about 4 hours after consuming the shake. I'll try to eat better from now on, with my usual oatmeal, and nitrean breakfast, and try to eat more, with snacks bewtween meals.

Dedicated, Cocoa, and Brian: Thanks, guys! :thumbup:

Stephen Riddington
01-06-2004, 02:46 PM
It snowed last night, and I was late for a lab since the bus came 15 mins late, and it took longer to get to school due to the road conditions. Since the bus is kinda unreliable, I made a decision not to hit the gym. I hope to make it up tomorrow.

Manveet
01-06-2004, 03:08 PM
It snowed last night, and I was late for a lab since the bus came 15 mins late, and it took longer to get to school due to the road conditions. Since the bus is kinda unreliable, I made a decision not to hit the gym. I hope to make it up tomorrow.

My school was closed because of the snow here. Wasted about 2hours travelling to the school and back :swear:

Maki Riddington
01-06-2004, 08:35 PM
I love snow!!!!!!!!!

Coke
01-06-2004, 08:39 PM
Snow is not too bad, its the damn ice...I'd be mad to drive that far for nothing - I miss the summer bros!

Stephen Riddington
01-06-2004, 10:06 PM
I hate snow!!!!, too white!!! too positive!!! too bright!!! The only way I will like snow, is when I get a girlfriend so we could frolick on the snow. I'm a dark person, I enjoy dark colours. Black is my favorite, I love the night.

Stephen Riddington
01-07-2004, 03:24 PM
8 hours sleep.

Three eggs scrambled, two servings of Nitrean with milk.

Went to school.

Had a bagel with cream cheese after class and before the gym

LEGS

Squats:
1x12 ATF (BB)***warm up
3x12 ATF (65lbs)***damn, I'm very weak, will try not to slack out on this day.
1x12 parallel (85lbs)

***My energy level after this regiment was very low

Standing calf raise:
3x12 (90lbs) ***I struggled with this one, normally I could do this with ease.

Leg Extensions:
3x12 (50lbs) ***Still struggled, my legs felt tired but continued to complete the set.

ABS
Hanging crunches:
2x20

My legs felt very tired and my energy level was depleted. It might be due to the last time I worked my legs about three weeks ago. I have a feeling that if I continue to do this every week, my energy level will go back to normal and my legs will adjust to the regiment.

Can of tuna with Frank's and two servings of Glyco-Carb.

Update***
Before work:
Ate Teryaki Chicken on a bed of rice. (Cook was cool enough to give me an extra chicken breast on the side) :thumbup:

Forgot to have MRP shake during work, will drink it before bed.

Eating Pork Roast, roaster, carrots, and broccoli and ceasar salad with garlic dressing.

briancurran01
01-07-2004, 03:48 PM
Hey homer. I find that the time I work out affects my energy also. I tried working out in the morning on monday and was dead.

I normally work out in the afternoons. It is probably due to the 3 weeks off.

Just keep working bro. You will get to where you want to be.

briancurran01
01-07-2004, 03:48 PM
To bad you arent closer to me since we both seem to need workout partners :).

I remembered you saying something about not having a partner before. I know some of my lifts would be better if i had one

Stephen Riddington
01-07-2004, 10:47 PM
Tell me about it dude, I don't like asking a complete stranger to spot me.

Stephen Riddington
01-09-2004, 03:34 PM
8.5 hours sleep.

oatmeal and two servings of Nitrean mixed with milk.

SHOULDERS

Seated Military DB Press:
1x12 (25lbs)
1x12 (30lbs)
1x10 (30lbs)*** reached failture at that point, attempted to do 12 reps.
1x12 (25bs)

DB Shrugs:
3x12 (65lbs)

Shoulder Pullups:
1x12 (30lbs)
1x12 (35lbs)
2x12 (40lbs)

BACK

Lat Pulldown:
1x12 (100lbs)
3x12 (90lbs)

Bent-over BB row:
3x12 (40lbs)

Seated Row:
2x12 (60lbs)
2x12 (70lbs)

Mixed Dextrose/Creatine with Cranberry juice and protein bar post-workout.

A hot dog and some sausage rolls bits.

Update***
Had some McD's, try their new promo chicken burger along with fries and 10 pc nuggets.

Coke
01-12-2004, 12:00 AM
Doing great, however you'd fare better with less rep/more weight - my guess is better gains that way bro - ;)

JuniorMint6669
01-12-2004, 12:12 AM
I agree with cocoa, ever since ive switched my routine to 4 sets of 4 reps ive had much better gains in muscle and strength.

Stephen Riddington
01-12-2004, 05:36 PM
I agree with the low reps/ more weight. i noticed significiant increases in strength, but my main goal is to gain muscle mass or bulk. Maki made a suggestion in regard to increasing muscle mass that I should try doing max 3 sets per exercise with 10-12 reps per sets. If this goes nowhere, I'll go back to my orginal plan of having 6 reps per set with more weight.

Stephen Riddington
01-12-2004, 05:54 PM
8 hours sleep

Oatmeal, and a large mug of milk. (Ran out of Nitrean, will order another when I get some money.)

CHEST

DB Bench:
3x12 (40lbs)

Incline Flys:
3x12 (25lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
2x12 (95lbs)
1x10 (95lbs) ***two more reps than last week

Assisted Dips:
3x12 (50lbs support)

ARMS

BB Reverse Curl:
3x12 (30lbs)

Standing BB Curl:
3x12 (35lbs)

French Curl:
2x12 (35lbs)***left earlier than I wanted to in order to catch the bus to school

Overall I felt very pumped and noticed that I didn't feel tired or anything. I contribute that to the fact, that my body is adjusting to the routines everyweek now.

Cranberry juice mixed with dextrose/creatine. Also a protein bar.

Had a poppyseed and seasame seed bagel with plain creamcheese.

Had two hot dogs with a mug of milk after school.

***Update
Beef Stroganoff with a plate of salad.

Some sausage roll bits (about 15)

Stephen Riddington
01-14-2004, 04:20 PM
6 hours sleep

Oatmeal, and large mug of milk.

After my morning class, hit the gym.

LEGS

Vertical Leg Press:
3x12 (180lbs)*** the squat racks were occupied. Wasn't too pleased!!!

Seated Calf raise:
3x12 (70lbs)

Leg Extensions:
3x12 (70lbs)

ABS

Hanging crunches:
1x20

Seated DB Trunk Twist:
2x12 (20lbs)

DB Side Bend:
1x12 (20lbs)
1x12 (25lbs)
1x20 (35lbs)

I wasn't too focused, just did them and left. It might be due to the fact that the squat racks were taken. I hate it, when someone use it when I want to use it.

Drank glyco-Carb after work-out.

Ate a can of tuna and two hotdogs when I got home.

JuniorMint6669
01-14-2004, 10:53 PM
Whenever someone else is using the squat rack, i just sit by it and wait. Not gonna compromise my workout because someone else is there. Unless you're in a rush of course, then i understand.

Nice couple of workouts! Hows your weight gain going? Ive just started bulking seriously and im already feeling bloated. But I can scarf food down with the best of 'em when i try. How big are you trying to get? Hopefully Ill beat you to 200 :D

Stephen Riddington
01-15-2004, 10:31 AM
Ah you'll beat me, I'm only at about 160lbs. :(

I have fast metabolism, and it kinda difficult now to gain weight. Feels kinda demotivating, but I just do the best I can.

clvmike19
01-15-2004, 11:18 AM
Struggling at 160ish as well........but picking up steam

Stephen Riddington
01-15-2004, 01:34 PM
what's your secret???

clvmike19
01-15-2004, 08:33 PM
Ahem.......EAT MORE! lol

I thought i was eating enough........nope

My daily eats:

1. 3 eggs, 3 pieces of toast/butter, milk, banana
2. banana, milk, PB toast
3. Cheeseburger,chips or two if im really hungry
4. 10'' pepperoni pizza.....or a Wrap
5. 6-7oz Chicken Salad
------Workout-----
6. Tuna Sandwich (whole can) or Wendys
7. Milk, banana

Throw in a whole lot of water and Ive been gaining alot lately.....
4.

Manveet
01-15-2004, 10:49 PM
Nice to see you're still sticking with everything. Keep at it mang.

Coke
01-16-2004, 06:55 AM
Good job CH bro, being consistent and all is great!

JuniorMint6669
01-16-2004, 11:55 AM
I find it easy to add half a package, or a whole package of lunch meat to any meal. Just straight out of the container. No bread. Nothing. Two bites and its gone. 100-200 calories or mostly protein. Of course I think id probably gain weight easier than you, but its little things like that that are going to push you over the top.

Stephen Riddington
01-16-2004, 01:53 PM
Thanks for the support guys.

clmike: what the hell???? that's alot of food. I'm kinda flat broke right now :(

clvmike19
01-16-2004, 02:18 PM
Thankfully meals 4-5 are at work (almost free)

Stephen Riddington
01-16-2004, 06:04 PM
Ahh, you lucky bastid!!!

briancurran01
01-17-2004, 08:55 AM
keep at it ch you will get there bud. You are working hard that is half the battle

clvmike19
01-17-2004, 10:55 AM
Eat more :D Kill animals and eat them

JuniorMint6669
01-17-2004, 11:10 AM
Eat more :D Kill animals and eat them
Small children work well too :indian:

Stephen Riddington
01-17-2004, 05:22 PM
clmike and junior: LOL, you guys crack me up.

Stephen Riddington
01-19-2004, 08:29 PM
7 hours sleep.

Oatmeal and a glass of milk.

Bagel and cream cheese before class.

CHEST

DB Bench:
3x12 (40lbs)

Incline Flys:
3x12 (25lbs)

Decline BB Bench:
2x10 (95lbs)
1x8 (95lbs)***reached complete failture at this point.

Assisted Dips:
3x12 (50lbs support)

ARMS

Reverse Curl:
3x12 (30lbs)

BB Curl:
3x12 (35lbs)

Close Grip Bench:
1x12 (30lbs)
3x12 (40lbs)

Hammer Curl:
3x10 (20lbs) **per arm (did them alternatively)

Seated Preacher Curl:
1x12 (25lbs)
3x12 (30lbs)*** added 2.5 lbs plate per side to the 25lbs ez-bar.

Lying Tricep Extension:
3x12 (35lbs)

I did more arm workout than before, and I like it, gave me the feeling that it's being worked out than before.

Can of tuna and a scoop of glyco-Carb when I got home.

Meatloaf, rice and veggies for dinner.

briancurran01
01-19-2004, 08:41 PM
Nice workout homer. How did you like the decline bench? I havent tried that before.