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ryan1117
08-09-2003, 11:22 PM
Did you think I had forgotten about this machine? It will be back in full force once I go back to school. The only reason it isn't as busy during the summer is because the people that are there are the people that want to be there. It's time for year 2 of my journal since I joined this site exactly a year ago. I figured I would break the first one off after one year. I decided to pick a less-generic name for my journal this year. Just imagine what weight rooms….err I mean fitness centers will look like 20 years from now. There probably will be an inner/outer thigh toning area with some Kylie Minogue music playing. Even the name "fitness center" will probably be something like "toning center". Oh well. The future sucks! At least mine won't.

The summary for the last year was that I really improved on my strength, but did nothing from a bodybuilding perspective. I was more interested in increasing my strength anyway, so I'm very happy with the last year.

Here are some statements I made roughly one year back in my first journal.

Originally posted by ryan1117
My goal is pretty simple, since I lift more so for tone than to get "big", I just would like to keep gaining mass while keeping my bodyfat in the 6-9% range.

:eek: I said the dirty word there……..BUT I did prove that I didn't use the word "tone" in the same way that most cardio queens do.

Originally posted by ryan1117
I won't even bother to post my old routines b/c everyone on this board will absolutely rip them to shreds (lots of overtraining, no lower body exercises)

My routine is why my strength went up over the last year. There's no doubt about it.

Originally posted by ryan1117
Currently I'm 5-9 165 with ~7-8% BF.

I'm right around the same thing right now. My 165 from then was including clothes and shoes. I'm now weighing around that without clothes or shoes and coming in at about 169 with clothes and shoes. Unfortunately, I'd say my bodyfat is ~8, so the extra weight doesn't seem to be from lean body mass.

Originally posted by ryan1117
Deadlifts are new to me so I wouldn't be surprised if I improve on them rapidly at first once I get the technique down

That was the understatement of the year.

Originally posted by ryan1117
Here are approximately my max lifts.
Bench ~ 250 lbs
Squat ~ 300 lbs
Deadlift ~ 330 lbs

My Current Estimates/ (improvement from last year)
Bench ~280 (+30)
Squat ~360 (+60 and with a greater depth)
Deadlift ~505(+175 :eek: )

Originally posted by ryan1117
That (my big three total) would put me somewhere around 880 combined. I'd like to get that number up to 1,000 in the next year, but 950 is probably a more realistic number to aim for.

How about over 1,100?

That was pretty much the Cliff's Notes for my old journal. I still have two weeks left before I make some minor modifications to my routine. A few machines at school are different that require a few different exercises. Look for the hot chick report to pick up once again due to a higher supply. (in case you were wondering why it was smaller during the summer). Unfortunately, the gym mystery section will also grow. I'll start prepping for maxes in certain lifts in the next two weeks while my other lifts will stay the same. My bench and squats will be lower reps the next two weeks in order for me to better estimate what I should try for on a max.

Current Goals (for December; at a max bodyweight of 170)
Squats 405
Bench Press 300
Deadlifts 545

Current Goals (next year; at a max of 175 pounds bodyweight)
Squats: 450
Bench Press: 315
Deadlifts: 585

FFeJ
08-10-2003, 12:43 AM
good luck on the new journal, i like to frequent yours because you seem like the kind of person that keeps things real (no bs'ing about weights/complaining too much etc), and the hot chicks are always a good read :thumbup:

Coke
08-10-2003, 08:55 AM
Best wishes on the goals - I will check things out from time to time like before.

:spam:

Good Luck!

clvmike19
08-10-2003, 09:03 AM
Nice new journal. I was think about doing the same. Good Luck!

Scott S
08-10-2003, 11:46 AM
Good start for a new journal! I like the fact that you have specific short-term and long-term goals. I need to formulate some goals for the time being.

But for right now, you need a lot of :spam: :spam: :spam: to grow on!!

ryan1117
08-10-2003, 03:12 PM
Sunday, August 10, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 167

Deadlifts (452/4!)
Wow! I was only hoping for 3, but got 4 here. The lockout was pretty tough on the 4th rep. I'm still trying to decide on if I'm going to go for 505 or 510 next week. I have been going up roughly 5 pounds every other week on my max over the summer. However, my 500 attempt was not extremely tough last week, and with my set here, I'm thinking I should go for 510.

Barbell Rows (170/9.5!)
This set felt a lot better as opposed to the set I had last week.

Pull Ups (BW+30/8!)
The DB wanted to start slipping from my ankles on the last rep. Luckily, it stayed long enough that I could get the 8th rep.

Supported Rows (machine+135/9.5!)
This is improvement here. It was only a half a rep, but I'd say I did a little better at keeping momentum out of this lift.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some long, straight brown hair. She had some nice proportions despite lacking a little lean body mass. She wore some short gray cotton shorts. She looked familiar from somewhere. I think she used to go to my high school a few classes ahead of me.

She wins by default.

Gym Mysteries:
1. None

Other Stuff:
1. My right knee was bothering me a little today. It wasn't anything major, but I'm wondering if maybe somehow my feet weren't evenly lined up for deadlifts and my right knee may have taken more stress.
2. My right forearm is sort of feeling a little sore. I have no idea what it was from though.
3. The Colts lost to Da Bears last night. I'm not going to get all concerned about preseason games though since the first string barely plays in them.
4. I may condense some workouts down so I can get enough max attempts in before I go back to school. I have all of next week left and then up to Friday on the week after that. That shortened week will likely be where I try all my maxes out. In order for them not to be too cramped, I may get some workouts in a little earlier this week if I feel like it. I'm thinking possibly a leg day on Wednesday. I may also drop off some of the minor lifts in the last week to try to prevent overtraining since I'll probably be doing some maxing on the big three more than once in the same week.
5. I ended up with a little over 1000 posts in the last year. That is BY FAR the most I have had on any message board. I think I only have 130 or so on a Purdue Sports message board. (which is the 2nd highest number of posts I have) I don't know how some of you people can get 1,000 posts in a month on here. I think I spend too much time on here, but get dwarfed by other posters.

The Road to College Football:
13 days

I feel like watching "Rudy" to get me in the mood for College Football season even though he played for the wrong team!:) Maybe I'll see my uncle in the crowd in the movie (he said you can see him in the crowd by the tunnel at some point in the movie.) He is an usher there in real life for the games in that same spot I believe.
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FFeJ: Thanks, but I'd say I do quite a bit of ranting on here. I know some people may not like it on this site, but regardless of what people think I'm like in the gym, I'm that person that keeps to himself there.

CoCoa: Thanks for stopping by.

clvmike19: Thanks, are you planning on a new routine and journal when you go back to school? I almost was going to break my journal off when I went back to school and changed my routine. But, I figured the 1 year mark for me would be a better point since I started using that routine a few weeks before I went back to school last year.

Scott S: Welcome to my journal. The goals I set are maybe slightly on the easy side for the upcoming semester from where I am now. Bench will probably be about average difficulty, deadlifts should be fairly easy to reach by then given my current improvement, and squats will likely be the toughest since I’m planning on doing them ATF this semester so my body may not be as used to a parallel depth by then.

clvmike19
08-10-2003, 05:38 PM
Well I finally got to 160lbs. I think this may be a good time to start a new one. That was one of my original goals. We'll see.
Hey Ill root for the Boilers when they dont play ND or OHIO ST.

fuzz
08-10-2003, 05:54 PM
good luck on the new journal, Ryan. I think you should remove the "ryan1117 year 2" part from the title - the "Abduct" title alone should be enough.

So are you happy with your current size, or are you looking to gain weight?

ryan1117
08-12-2003, 08:43 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2003(Arm Day)
Weight =167.5

Tricep Extensions (105/9.5)
This is still stuck this week.

Bicep Curls (110/7)
I don't have anything to compare these to. This is the first time I have used 110 here.

Tricep Pushdowns (160/17!)
The 17 reps were easier than I thought considering my recent struggles on tricep extensions.

Hammer Curls (55/7.5!)
This is a little better than last week, and I'm still using some momentum on these but with a straight back.

Nautilus Ab Crunches (210/17)
I thought I only needed 17 for improvement here, but I had 17 the last time I did these. That sort of sucks because I thought 17 reps would be improvement and I quit there.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some medium length blue shorts with some brown wavy hair in a ponytail. She had decent lean body mass, but also carried a little bit of fat along with it.
2. A couple of landscaping queens were making rounds around the office park I work at again. These two looked like the older ones of the group. I'd guess they are anywhere between 18 and 20. They looked they were twins because they both had some straight light brown hair in a ponytail along with some short gold text on the butt shorts.

The landscaping queens are better, but they weren't at the gym so I'll call the chick at the gym the winner.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. Some guy worked in with me today on tricep extensions and bicep curls. It was nice since it was actually a person that I didn't have to make major changes of the weights with. He also had perfect form on both which we all know is rare. I even admit my form isn't perfect since I use a little momentum, but keep a straight back.
2. I plan on having my leg day tomorrow instead of Thursday, so I can be sure to have enough time for multiple max attempts next week.

The Road to College Football:
11 days

I feel like posting two priceless pictures from last year. The student section at Purdue is just like the one at Kentucky when it comes to celebrating too early in a game.
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clvmike19: Congrats on reaching your goal. Thanks, but I can't say the same for Notre Dame!:D

fuzz: I wanted to make it sort of like a nickname to the main title like a lot of movies do. However, I bet it takes up more than one line on resolutions lower than 1280x1024 which I am using. (which I didn't think of at the time) I don't think I can change it myself, but if a moderator feels like it, they can take that part off. I plan on gaining up to 170 pounds without clothes and shoes by December. I'll stop there and decide what I want to do in the spring. Hopefully, I'll be happy with how things went and go on up to 175. I really need to take advantage of the winter months so I can add some lean body mass. If I just stay around in the 165-167 range, my body will never gain any more lean body mass. I'll probably cut down after all that. I gained way too fast when I tried a pound per week last spring. I don't think I gained much lean body mass at all with that.

ryan1117
08-12-2003, 08:45 PM
Here are the classic two before and after pics from the Kentucky-LSU Game.

Before Pic: (Pay attention to the guy with the tie)

ryan1117
08-12-2003, 08:47 PM
LSU completes the hail mary for a touchdown.

clvmike19
08-13-2003, 01:10 PM
Hey Ryan hook me up with some student ND/Purdue tix!

ryan1117
08-13-2003, 09:01 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2003(Legs)
Weight =167.5

Squats (335/3!)
I upped things to 335 this week. The set wasn't too hard. I may have had a chance for 4 if I really wanted to push myself. I didn't really care to risk hitting failure and stopped there. I haven't went this heavy since when I was in that lifting competition. I did this for a max back then. Squats and deadlifts both have had my 1 rep max go to 3 reps over this summer. I haven't actually tested my deadlift 3 rep max, but I know since I barely got 452 for 4 that I would get 460 for 3 there.

1-Legged Smith Machine Calf Raises (3 plates per side / 6.5!)
I accidentally started doing these with only 2 plates on the right side. I noticed after the 2nd rep because the weight felt way too light. Luckily I did this on the smith machine. I could have hurt myself if I did something like this on the free weights.

Leg Extensions (190/9!)
Here is a half a rep extra here.

Leg Curls (130/9!)
These felt very solid. My leg curls were stalled for the longest time before this summer and they have really made some progress now.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some medium length straight black hair. She wore some short cotton shorts along with a sports bra. She had some lean body mass, but also had a little extra fat. She was the type of person that would look nearly flawless with a t-shirt on, but her body weaknesses show up when more skin is shown. I guess it would be sort of like the guy that is 5-9 165 at 15% and someone like me. Most people would think we have very similar bodies. But, if we both were at the beach, there would be a major difference.
2. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail. I believe she had a dress code violation with long pants. She had a spaghetti string tank top and a nice body. I sort of picked her off through the mirror as she was walking by.
3. This one had some short red shorts. She had some light brown hair in a ponytail with a spaghetti string tank top. She had very nice lean body mass.
4. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She wore some short gray shorts. She had nicely shaped legs, but they could maybe get a little more lean body mass and maybe just a little bit less fat. She was one of the rare ones that sounded nice. She seemed like she would be a friendly person judging by how she talked. She didn't speak fluent bitch like most hot ones seem to. (you know; those fake accents)

The winner of the day goes to Miss Short Red Shorts. She was a 9 out of 10.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. I saw this guy that looked sort of hardcore. I'm thinking that maybe he will do some exercise with more weight than I could do. But, he just went to the squat rack to do some 65 pound bicep curls.
3. Belt boy was there with the belt again.

Other Stuff:
1. I saw some gigantic duck today. That thing was big, white, and 4 feet tall. I didn't know ducks came that big. It was just waddling around and quacking.


The Road to College Football:
10 days

I'm a bit worried right now, because the starting running back for Purdue, Joey Harris, may not be eligible. I guess he needs a B average for summer school. Hopefully Purdue can pull an Andy Katezenmoyer and make him eligible. Brandon Jones is just as good as Harris if not better, but he is more of a power running back and a good receiver to compliment Harris' 4.3 40 speed.
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clvmike19: Actually, I would if I could, but they are really strict with student tickets there. Even if there was a student that wasn't going to use his or her ticket, they still check school IDs when you enter since the ticket has "Student" printed on it. I know they do this because there are plenty of students that go to the games that don't really care about them. If they didn't do that, those less-interested students would just sell their 30 or 40 yard line seats for over 100 bucks for the bigger games. I think 50 yard line tickets were nearly at 100 a month in advance on ebay. I'm sure they will be a lot more money closer to game day. I think end zone ones go for a lot cheaper though. Usually, the end zone seats are where all the opposing fans sit and they probably go for near face value. I remember getting some end zone seats at Ohio State a few years back for roughly face value.

Mystic Eric
08-13-2003, 09:39 PM
*runs into Journal*

*destroys ryan1117*

*walks away*

clvmike19
08-14-2003, 09:15 AM
bah! damn security measures........

Herc
08-14-2003, 09:31 AM
First visit to one of your journals, cool format!

You've got some mad strength for your height and weight. Great Job with your progress so far and good luck for the new year.

:thumbup:

oh and :dj::spam::spam:

ryan1117
08-14-2003, 08:10 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2003(Push Day)
Weight = 167.5

Bench Press (275/1!)
This is sort of makes me happy and mad at the same time. I'm happy that I set a new PR, but I'm not too happy that I only have improved 5 pounds since December here. I did have 280 locked out on the left side, but couldn't get it on the right side. I ran into the same problem where my right arm wants to drift out a little. (which made it unbalanced) I did it in the power rack so I could rest assured that no spotter would be touching the bar that I could get on my own.

DB Military (60/14)
These keep going up. I don't know how 60/14 would compare to my 70/8. Of course this one has the advantage since it is coming after bench unlike the 70/8 which was on the first set.

DB Laterals (30/13)
These stayed the same. They may have been a little bit better than the same weight and reps from last week.

DB Incline (70/13!)
Well I'll be damned! This is improvement here.

Nautilus Abs (210/17.5!)
The early reps felt easy, but the final reps were sort of hard. Either way, this is a slight improvement here.


Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short navy shorts and some brown hair in a ponytail. She was sort of tall and had a nice lean figure and a decent face. She was really working up a sweat which is always a good sign. That proves that she isn't one of those recumbent bike jockies.
2. This one had some short pink shorts with some light brown hair in a ponytail. She had a nice all around look.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Short Navy Shorts. She had a nice lean body. It would have looked better with some volleyball shorts.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. My belt and dip belt came in the mail today. I felt like getting a belt for my max attempts on deadlifts. I'm not positive that it will help though since my core strength is my best strength. I felt I needed to get a dip belt because I'm getting to a point on pull-ups where the DB is getting too big between my ankles. Plus, I'll be using the belt twice per week with dips and pull-ups, so I don't want to keep going through the trouble of checking one out at the gym.
2. It was too hot in the gym today.
3. Tomorrow is my last day of work for the summer before I take the final week off before school. I'm really looking forward to a week off along with two light workload semesters. Oh wait, a light workload in engineering would be an oxymoron. I guess I should say that it will be a little bit easier than previous semesters.

The Road to College Football:
9 days

Ugggh, Joey Harris (Purdue's starting running back) is academically ineligible for the season. Luckily they are loaded at the running back position. (which I don't get considering they aren't considered a running school) But, they will miss his speed. Brandon Jones is just as good with better receiving skills, but is more of a power running back than a speed running back. It sounds like Jerome Brooks who is a redshirt freshman this year is pretty good in practice and might also get lots of playing time according to Tiller.
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Mystic Eric: Are you talking about the title of the journal? I am thinking of asking a mod to delete the year 2 stuff since I didn't think of it crowding the screens on lower resolutions than what I use.

clvmike19: The most annoying part in entering the stadium. They make you show your waistline down to your skin. The biggest thing that bothers me about that tough is how only guys are required to show the waistline.

Herc: Thanks! You seem to be pretty good with photoshop with some of the stuff you have done.

ectx
08-14-2003, 08:43 PM
IF YOU ARE USING THE ABDUCTOR MACHINE IN YOUR TITLE YOU MUST USE IT IN YOUR WORKOUTS!


and post pics of the gym hotties using them.
:cool:


I look forward to :spam:'ng your journal...and err...providing constructive input and encouragement....:thumbup: :thumbup:

sorry...I've been on a monstarplement binge.


seriously, you've made some phenomenal gains. Best of luck on year two.

Mystic Eric
08-15-2003, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by ryan1117
Mystic Eric: Are you talking about the title of the journal? I am thinking of asking a mod to delete the year 2 stuff since I didn't think of it crowding the screens on lower resolutions than what I use.



No man, I just wanted to run in and destroy you. That's all.

ryan1117
08-16-2003, 12:59 PM
Saturday, August 16, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 168
I'm pretty sure the creatine I started taking again is adding a few pounds in water weight.

Deadlifts(505/1!)
It's a good thing I didn't go for 510 like I was thinking of doing. I wouldn't have gotten it. Even this 505 was pretty iffy. The lockout was the iffy part, but I decided to count it since I was standing up straight with the bar. The shoulders were what I had in question. I'm not going to try another max here before I go back to school because I don't think I'll have much of a chance at 510 by this upcoming Friday. I'll just go for 510 when I get back to school two weeks from tomorrow. I also used a belt here on the set after the max, but not during the max. I honestly didn't like how the belt felt. It made it harder to breathe and I felt it made it harder to deadlift. I may wear a belt on heavier squats, but it is not looking likely for deadlifts. I'm guessing that maybe the reason I don't like a belt is that my core strength is stronger than the rest of my body.

Barbell Rows (170/10!)
These felt more powerful this week, but who knows how my form looks.

Pull Ups (BW+30/8.5!)
Since I forgot to bring my notebook, I wasn't sure what I needed for improvement. I thought it was 9 at first and was disappointed. But, I saw that it was 8 when I got back, so this is a half a rep improvement. I used a dip belt for the first time on pull ups.

Supported Rows (machine+135/10!)
The 10 reps here felt fine and not too bad.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore a tank top with some short tight black shorts. She did a few decent exercises, but also used the abductor machine.
2. This one also wore a tank top, but had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She had some black hair which I think was braided.
3. Miss Doll Face Karate Chick was there again. At least she didn't put the curtain up this time. But, that still isn't enough to get rid of her disqualification.
4. That one chick that I think went to my high school was there again.
5. There was a trio of chicks dressed really skimpy as I left. One was wearing a short skirt (which is as good as volleyball shorts in my book) and a few others also looked nice. I only got a glance on them though and they weren't lifting.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Abductor Machine. She looked good, but she didn't have to waste her time on the abductor machine.

Gym Mysteries:
1. None

Other Stuff:
1. It was a nightmare in the gym today. First off, it is really hot outside today. Secondly, I don't think the air conditioning was working in the gym. Thirdly, about 3 times the people were there as compared to the usual numbers for a Saturday. Finally, THEY WERE WITHOUT WATER! They should have at least put up a warning sign for people BEFORE they worked up a sweat. (which pretty much just took standing there today)
2. I'm sort of still neutral on my fantasy football draft. I took a lot of gambles in Edgerrin James, Charles Rogers, Kurt Warner, Duce Staley, and Onterrio Smith. I'm thinking James may finally have a year like he did his first two years in the league. I'm thinking Rogers will have a great rookie season even though he hasn't played a down in regular season game yet. Warner is a risk since he didn't really play much last season. Staley is still holding out, and Smith is another rookie that could make some noise, but isn't even guaranteed to play a lot for Minnesota.
3. It is nice to be done with work and on a week vacation before I go back to school.
4. With deadlift maxing being pretty much out of the picture before I go back to school, I now only have to worry about bench and squats. I would like to still get squats in 2 more times. I'd like to work my way down to 1 rep. I'm not too eager to load up 25 extra pounds from what I did last week and go for a max. I'll likely try to get 350 for a double real soon and try a number depending on how that set goes for a max late in the week. I won't have a chance to safely max on squats once I go back to school due to the safety pins being too low.

The Road to College Football:
7 days

There is one more week left, but 3 more weeks until Purdue plays. I'm a bit surprised to see the AP poll putting Purdue at 19th. Usually, they seem to give less respect than the coaches poll. I still think Washington is overrated since Purdue dominated them in the Sun Bowl even after gift-wrapping them 17 points from unforced turnovers in that game.
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ectx: Thanks. I'm sure my journal's view count would reach Monstar proportions if I snapped some pictures! It's been awhile since I've seen the double thumbs up icon post here! Hopefully year 2 will be as good as year 1 was for me.

Mystic Eric: Okay, but if my lifts don't improve, it will be your fault.:)

clvmike19
08-16-2003, 02:04 PM
Where does SI have Purdue? I saw ND at 17 and OSU at 1, but I forgot to look at what Purdue was at. I think I may try to get tix to the Pitt/Irish game for Oct 11. Tix go on sale the 15th of Sept and are only 40 bucks. Pitt has an awsome home schedule and its only an hour away. While South Bend is probably 6 or more. Someday I hope to make it there.

ryan1117
08-17-2003, 04:24 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2003(Arm Day)
Weight =168

Tricep Extensions (105/10!)
This was not a pretty set, but it is improvement. I was stuck here for a few weeks and I finally broke out.

Bicep Curls (110/7.5!)
I got to look really cool with a 45 on each end of the EZ-curl bar. Last time, a guy worked in with me and we just used a 35 and a 10.

Tricep Pushdowns (160/18!)
The 18 reps were fairly tough.

Hammer Curls (55/8!)
This set also wasn't all that pretty.

Nautilus Ab Crunches (210/18!)
I sort of struggled around the middle range of the reps, but pulled things out at the end.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short blue shorts and had nice proportions. She had a very attractive face and had her sleeves rolled up.
2. A semi-attractive chick was there again with a dress code violation in windsuit pants. She wore some sort of tank top though I think.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Blonde Haired Doll Face. She was one of the better looking ones for the summer. She actually looked like she just might be down to earth too.

Gym Mysteries:
1. None

Other Stuff:
1. People like Jay Cutler and Ronnie Coleman are natural. If you don't think so, you are a hater. At least some people seem to think by that logic.
2. I'm enjoying my week off so far.

The Road to College Football:
6 days

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clvmike19: SI puts Purdue at 26th, but yet they pick them to tie for 2nd in the Big Ten with Michigan at 6-2. I don't think it is too bold of a statement to say that if a team goes 6-2 in the Big Ten this year, they will be ranked in the top 15. My guess is that different people picked the conferences than the people that picked the top 25. That sounds like a good deal for you with the Pitt game. It is fun to see a bunch of different stadiums. I think you could make it to South Bend in 4 and a half. They are about an hour from the Indiana Line on the Toll Road and isn't the Ohio Turnpike 6 lanes now the entire Eastern half of the state?

clvmike19
08-17-2003, 05:57 PM
Ytown is as far east in Ohio as you can get. Im about 15-20 mins from the PA line. So itd be a hike. Im surprised OSU isnt picked to win the big ten, but are ranked #1 preseason. Tressell will have his boys ready to play. I know the whole of Ytown is behind him since he won 4 national titles at YSU.

ND/Purdue ought to be a great game. Hopefully the Irish fair wll through the season (I know you dont want'em to :D )

FFeJ
08-17-2003, 06:58 PM
nice bench and deadlift maxes, now all you need to test is your squat (i don't consider that powerlifting comp you did a while back much of a test considering how it was run:) ) i've seen one other person put up 275 on bench press at a weight of 165, and it was quite amazing. nice job !

ryan1117
08-18-2003, 03:50 PM
Monday, August 18, 2003(Legs)
I decided to get my legs in a few days early so I can try for a max on squats with "some" rest by the end of the week.

Weight =166

Squats (350/1.5!)
The first rep wasn't too bad with 350. It looked for a second like I was going to get the 2nd rep since I was out of the hole. However, I sort of just ran out of energy half way up on the 2nd rep. I'll likely be going for 360 on my max attempt. It's not a surprise, but this was 15 more pounds than I have ever loaded on the bar for squats. Either way, 350 was my original goal here that I set last May. I upped it to 375 though early this summer. I probably would have had 375 if I could have kept up my progress from early in the summer. Either way, the weights have been going up here even in the 2nd half of the summer which is perfectly fine with me at this stage of my lifting career. I would however like to make the 3/4/5 club by next January. The 300 bench will be the toughest one, the 400 squat will be reasonable, but tough. The 500 deadlift will be easy because…well….I'm at 505 right now.

1-Legged Smith Machine Calf Raises (3 plates per side / 7!)
It seems like your foot position is huge on this. Due to only using one leg, I sort of have to angle it a little. My foot position felt more comfortable today than last time. I had a sore tendon from this for a couple of days the last time.

Leg Extensions (190/10!)
Here is a farewell 1 rep improvement on this machine. The one at school is a different machine, so I can't compare the two directly. I'll have to look up what I was doing on the other machine the last time I was at school.

Leg Curls (130/10!)
Leg curls felt really solid again this week. For some reason I have improved on this very well the last month or so with better form to boot!

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She had on a skin tight tank top with some decent cleavage. She also had some short black shorts. However, she used the abductor machine. On a positive note though, she actually kept track of her lifts which is extremely rare for the females I see in the gym.
2. This one was pretty much the same thing as the first chick down to how she dressed. The only difference was that she had some light brown hair and maybe 3-5 more pounds of bodyfat.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Brown Hair Skintight Tank Top. She was one of the better ones I have seen all summer.

Gym Mysteries:
1. None

Other Stuff:
1. My squat is 155 pounds under my deadlift right now. It will probably be 145-ish when I max on squats. I thought my squat was going to gain some ground on my deadlift this summer. But, the reason I didn't was just because I couldn't quit improving on my deadlifts rather than lack of improvement on squats.
2. My bench really needs to do something more than the 5 pounds it has improved since December this fall. I think I'll try higher rep ranges with the DBs to try to give my body something different. Plus, dips will make their return.
3. I went back to get a new drivers license since my old one had gotten sort of damaged and everyone was kind of getting skeptical about it. I wish they could have just printed a new one out for me without having to go through all the trouble of getting a new one. To make matters worse, it still expires in 2005 and not 2007. I was able to update my eye color and weight though on it. I was 160 back when I got my license on my 21st birthday. I now put down 170 making me one of the few people to lie high as opposed to low. I figure I'll probably be 175 or something by the time I renew it again.

The Road to College Football:
5 days

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clvmike19: I'm almost positive you could make it to the Indiana line in under 4 hours barring bad traffic. I've been by Youngstown before and it was less than 5 to Fort Wayne (where I'm at when I'm not at school)which is about the same distance as South Bend from the Indiana line on the Toll Road. It is only about an hour to South Bend from the Indiana Line on the Toll Road. OSU was picked to finish first in the Big Ten at least according to SI. Most other publications I have seen have also picked OSU first. For my sake, I hope Purdue doesn't beat themselves like they always seem to do against Notre Dame (or actually against every freakin team last year). We have a new special teams coach this year, so hopefully that will help.

FFeJ: Thanks, I'm almost there with my squat max. I plan to finish things off later this week with some max attempts there. I wanted to sort of go halfway there today because if I would have tried a max, it would have been an extra 25 pounds from anything I have ever squatted. I wanted to gradually get use to a heavier weight as an injury preventative and also as a way to better estimate what I should attempt.

clvmike19
08-18-2003, 09:43 PM
why is Gods name were you in this pit of a city?

Coke
08-19-2003, 05:46 AM
:thumbup: - Really good lifts on many movements, like them squats and deadlifts!

Man, you are going to make me take a closer look at your squad at school - ;) - good luck this season, the first game has probably got you heated - :D

ryan1117
08-20-2003, 12:21 PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2003(Push Day)
Weight = 167

Bench Press (280/Miss)
I made a mistake by putting the rack too low for the bar. I ended up having to do a half rep with the 280 just to get the bar in position. I probably wouldn't have gotten it anyway, but that didn't make things any easier.

DB Military (60/12)
These took a hit today. I'm thinking it was most likely to my workouts being bunched up closer together and me coming off less rest than I usually come off of for chest day. I wasn't able to use a normal adjustable bench since Lloyd Christmas was hogging up an adjustable one. I had to use the barbell seated military press station with the DBs. The back of the seat felt awfully different being much shorter and not even going up to my shoulders. I probably would have had a sorry set no matter what, but they didn't make things much better.

DB Laterals (30/11)
These dropped down two reps. The most likely reason was the same as the other two exercises, which is too little rest from my last chest day.

DB Incline (70/14!)
Hmmm…..I don't know where this came from. I was expecting something like 10 reps with how sorry my other push exercises went. I guess it could be because my incline strength just seems to be inconsistent all the time.

Nautilus Abs (210/19!)
My last set on here for the summer made me proud.


Hot Chicks:
1. This one wore some short blue shorts along with a tank top that left the bottom foot of her midsection exposed. She had some medium length blonde hair tied back. Her face looked great also.
2. This one had some long straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short blue shorts. She was lean, but she also lacked some lean body mass.
3. This one had some short black shorts with a tank top. She had a very nice tan along with a very nice face and proportions. She had some brown hair in a ponytail and actually looked like she was doing some decent exercises.
4. Miss Doll Face Karate Chick was there, but she is still disqualified.
5. This one had some long and straight black hair in a ponytail. She wore some hot and tight gray spandex leggings that were like volleyball shorts only that they went down to the ankles. She actually had a decent face too. However, she used the abductor machine.

The winner today would be like picking my favorite Metallica album or like me picking my favorite part out of the movie Dumb and Dumber. There was just an overload of hot chicks there today. I'll go with a tie between Miss Midsection, Miss Short Black Shorts, and Miss Spandex. They all get 9's today, which is very rare for me to see 3 9s on the same day.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack. I had to wait awhile for my bench attempt because he just sat there staring at me from 5 feet away.

Other Stuff:
1. I got "Bowling for Columbine" yesterday. I sort of was expecting to hate it since I'm pro-gun. Actually, I loved how a lot of the blame was put on the media with how they scare everyone with headlines. I got a great laugh out of the example they used with Y2K and the killer bees. I'd say that the media scare tactics to get higher ratings have cause people from other countries to think that life in the US is super dangerous. All you have to do is to look in a bunch of threads on here to see what I mean.
2. On "Bowling for Columbine" they showed how easy it was to conceal a weapon and why "Dress Codes" were useful for schools. Well, if chicks follow my "dress code", we won't have to worry about any "concealed weapons". I mean, it is really hard to hide anything in volleyball shorts and a sports bra.:)

The Road to College Football:
3 days

I hope the Twins don't make the playoffs for baseball. The first reason is because I hope it is my White Sox that win the AL Central. The second reason is because the Minnesota football team would have to move their games away from the Metrodome during the playoffs. What is the significance of this since I'm a Purdue fan you ask? Actually, every Big Ten team expected to do well should be concerned. The significance is that one of the games that could be moved would be Michigan at Minnesota. If this would happen, Michigan would get 5 home games in the Big Ten. That is not right to the other teams in the Big Ten since it could cost them a place in the Big Ten and cause them to go to a lower bowl. Minnesota does return a good chunk of their team and they won't be an easy win in the Metrodome for ANY Big Ten team.
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clvmike19: I have been by there a few times on a return trip from the east coast. The last time wasn't too good of an experience since they seemed to have a bunch of construction along 80.

Cocoa: Thanks. Do you go to / live by Bowling Green? Actually, they worry me some because they had a decent team last year. It won't be a show up and win 49-0 game for Purdue. Last year, they let another MAC team in Western Michigan hang around all game. They ended up only winning by a few points in a game they easily could have lost.

clvmike19
08-20-2003, 12:50 PM
volleyball shorts and sports bra. Is there anything better?

ryan1117
08-21-2003, 02:04 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2003(Bonus Day)
If my workouts were a video game, this would be like a bonus level. I did a few things today that I don't normally do just for fun.

Weight = 167

Bench Press (170/21)
This was done out of curiosity from the "how many times can you bench your bodyweight" thread on here. My old personal best was 155 for 10 back when I was at that weight. This here is 21 reps at a higher bodyweight. Obviously, I can't get 167 out of the gym plates by the bench. (although I could have probably found a way if I wanted to with the metric bumper plates) So, I went for 170 so we wouldn't have people saying "well that's not your bodyweight" if I went for 165.

Power Cleans (200)
I probably should have just called these "power deadlifts". My form sucks on cleans. I pretty much was straight legged deadlifting the bar up with a fling. I need to actually use my legs. It isn't that much of concern though since these aren't part of my normal workout. I just wanted to see how these felt. I bet I could do decent on these if I learned how to do the exercise well. I've heard that these are one of those exercises where technique is huge.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the power rack with horrible[/Bill Walton] form.
2. This same guy was playing personal trainer towards his wife. He told her to go get her abductor sets in. It took me awhile to recover from the shock of bicep curler with such great form to say that.

[B]Hot Chicks:
1. This one was that one hot chick from yesterday with the straight blonde hair. She was wearing some short red shorts today with a skin tight tank top that went about a foot short of her waist. I guess you could call that a half sports bra. She did some leg curls which made those shorts even shorter.
2. This one was the dark haired 30-something. There really isn't much more for me to say though since I didn't see much of her.
3. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had that "toned" look, but was lacking some lean body mass. Either way, she looked sort of like a model.
4. Miss Doll Face Karate Chick was there. She did do some free weight squats, but not quite to parallel. However, she still is disqualified. She could be doing hard core deadlifts with chalk, a belt, and a suit, but she still wouldn't be un-disqualified. That would take her doing something that seemed down to earth. (As you can see, I have a major problem with the slightest hint of arrogance)

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss 1/2 Sports Bra and Miss Model. Both looked hot.

Other Stuff:
1. I rented Zelda Windwaker. I'm still having a hard time getting myself to play it. I hate games that make you sit through a 10 minute intro and then go through 30 minutes of BS before you can actually begin playing the game. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if I don’t get to the action before I go back to school.
2. Some guy there today benched 315 for 5 reps. I thought it was pretty impressive.

The Road to College Football:
2 days

I'm reading about a 6-9 receiver we have at Purdue this year. They say he is somewhat athletic even at that height. Maybe Orton or Kirsch could throw him a few jump balls.
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clvmike19: Nope

Coke
08-21-2003, 02:07 PM
I live about 20 minute north of Bowling Green University and I hear about them all the time - it is mainly a party school and they have kicked lots of ass too...

you know 170 is not your bodyweight - :D

FFeJ
08-21-2003, 02:27 PM
i agree that power cleans have a lot of technique requirements to lift the big weights, but still, 200@167 isn't that bad :)

ryan1117
08-22-2003, 12:48 PM
Friday, August 22, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 167

Squat Max Attempt (360/Miss)
I don't know if I missed this mainly because I did some squats a few days back or if I'm just not strong enough to get it. In hindsight, I probably should have taken things easier this week and should have just tried a few maxes without all the other stuff.

Deadlifts(405/6!)
Actually, this is pretty bad compared to my 452/4 or my 430/5. But, these were following a squat max, and I wouldn't be surprised if they suffered a little bit. I haven't done a set with 405 since maybe January. I'm thinking on a good day without it coming after squats, I'd get 8 reps.

Barbell Rows (170/10)
There really wasn't any improvement here today. I'd say this set felt just like the one last time.

Pull Ups (BW+45/3)
I put on a 45 to my dip belt and tried to see how many times I could do it. I got 3 reps which sounds about right since I usually have a 2 rep dropoff for every 5 pounds I add. Either way, I'm really happy with what I'm doing now on pull ups. I was as bad as bw+10 for 7 before this summer. Now, I probably could get 7 reps with bw+35. My pull ups still need a lot of work though. I probably need around a bw+75 for 7 just to be around what something like my dips are at.

Supported Rows (machine+135/10.5!)
This machine wasn't too bad for the summer. The only thing I didn't totally like was how my upper body sort of wanted to come off the support occasionally.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some black hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants on. She was lean, but had very little lean body mass. She was doing curls in the squat rack.
2. Miss Doll Face Karate Chick was there….again. I've been going at totally random times this week and yet she always seems to be there. I sort of wish she wouldn't be there. She is still disqualified though.
3. This one had some light brown wavy hair in a ponytail. She wore a skin tight gray tank top that didn't go all the way down to her waist line with some short black shorts. She was doing some leg curls a couple of feet away from me when I deadlifted. She really impressed me since she seemed to have a notebook keeping track of her lifts.
4. The volleyball team went jogging by through the room. It's too bad they couldn't have stuck around. There looked to be a lot of hot bodies there in…….you guessed it! Volleyball Shorts.
5. One of the other chicks there that is somewhat attractive was there again. She doesn't really have anything special about her. She just sort of looks good, but I can't put my finger on why. She had yet another dress code violation with some long pants. She did look good though with her tight tank top though. She still had some dark brown hair tied back.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Lift Recorder. She was really hot to begin with and was even better since she kept track of her lifts. Now if only she could be there doing some deadlifts and parallel squats, I really would like her.

Gym Mysteries:
1. The hot chick listed above was doing curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy was doing a 110 pound smith machine military press and was yelling on each rep.

Other Stuff:
1. I've done it! I made the top 10 posters list. Of course, being off all week had a lot to do with it.
2. I'm moving out tomorrow to go back to school. Class starts Monday. Luckily, I should be settled in some when the football games start. They don't start until the night so that is good.
3. I'll post my new routine tomorrow. It is for the most part like the one I did this summer. There are a few minor revisions.
4. I took my bodyfat percentage with the calipers last night and this morning. I got 7.9% both times. I also took 5 or 6 measurements from each site to make sure I was getting consistent measurements. I wasn't totally happy about that bulk that I did back in the spring, but when I do the math, I do see some progress.

Back Then: 161 pounds (subtracting out clothes/shoes) 6.5% = 150.5 pounds lean body mass
Now: 167 pounds 7.9% = 153.8 pounds lean body mass.

So, that is not terrible. I did end up with roughly a 50/50 fat to lean body mass split on the gain. That was sort of what I was aiming for. Hopefully I can put on about 5 more pounds by the new year and possibly gain closer to 100% lean body mass since it will be done at a slower pace. (I bulked 1 pound per week in the spring) Even if things don't work out, something like 175 at 10% wouldn't be too bad for the winter.

The Road to College Football:
1 day

I'll have to come up with another countdown pretty quick. I've had them since something like late January or early February. I originally had "The Road to the Road to the Final Four" for college basketball season. Next, I had "The Road to the NBA Playoffs" Then, I had "The Road to the End of the Semester". Finally, I had the long "Road to College Football" which started over 100 days in advance. Two candidates right now are "The Road to College Basketball Season" or "The Road to Final Fantasy X-2" I think I'll go with college basketball before Final Fantasy X-2 since it won't be coming until December at the very earliest. I really want to see it come out over xmas break though. Final Fantasy X came out then and I was able to devote my full attention to it for a few weeks!
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CoCoa: I take it you live right outside Toledo then. (not that I know anyone from there; that is just what I'm picturing 20 minutes north of Bowling Green) At least nobody will call BS on me at 170.:)

FFeJ: Thanks. I haven't done them in 7 years. I had something like 140@140 pounds back then.

FFeJ
08-22-2003, 12:59 PM
don't sweat it, perhaps it was just an off day. if i'm not mistaken you did almost get 350 for a double not too long ago, so i think you should be able to handle 360.

RG570
08-22-2003, 01:21 PM
Why is doll face karate chick disqualified?

ryan1117
08-24-2003, 12:12 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2003(Rest Day)

Here is the routine I plan on using for this upcoming fall semester. I'm moved in here at school now. MY "NEW YEAR" STARTS HERE!

Tuesday(Boring Old Arm Day)
Tricep Extensions
DB Curls
Tricep Pushdowns
Hammer Curls
Abs

Thursday(Unadjustable Squat Rack Leg Day)
Squats
1 Legged Standing Calves
Leg Curls
Leg Extensions

Saturday(High Volume (for me) Push Day)
(Like last year, this day may move over to Friday night occasionally due to some early football games starting at 11 am.)
DB Bench
DB Incline
DB Laterals
BB Military
Abs
Dips (they're back!)

Sunday(The Always Anticipated Pull Day)
Like Push Day, this will be a tight squeeze in the fall due to pro football starting an hour after the gym opens.
Deadlifts
Barbell Rows
Hammer Strength Paused Shrugs
Pull Ups
Compound Rowing Machine

Hot Chicks:
1. This one was at the grocery store when I went there today. She was wearing some short really lightweight patterned shorts. She had some nicely shaped legs even though it didn't look like she does any weight training on them. She had some light brown hair tied back and a very beautiful face. To her credit, she looked like she put forth an effort to look the way she does by the groceries she was buying. She looks familiar like she had been in one of my classes a few years back.
2. Hot Chick Superbowl Champion Miss Prove Me Wrong was there (I think). I didn't really get a good look at her to confirm it or not.
3. Some hot neighbor chicks decided to introduce themselves to our apartment. Actually only two of them are fairly attractive. I'd say there is a 6, a 7, and an 8 out of the three. Some other guy was talking about them in our apartment and he was like, "Two of them are single and the only one taken is the ugly one!"

Other Stuff:
1. They screwed up my internet access when I got here. The person at the office said she recognized the name from the applications, but she couldn't find the receipt. So, I had to wait a day to get online. It really does suck to not have access for as little as even a day.
2. I don't think I'm going to be as strict on my diet this semester as I was last year during the school year. I’m not likely going to track my calories. I did however find myself buying the same healthy stuff as I always have eaten though at the grocery.
3. I'm looking to add a pound every 3 weeks this fall. Hopefully, that will be slow enough for me to put on lean body mass more efficiently.
4. It looks like I will only have an afternoon class on Tuesday and no class at all on Thursday. Things will work out well this way for my workouts. (since I'll have more flexibility on when I can go to avoid the crowds)


The Road to the First Home Football Game:
13 days

Yeah, college football season already started, but I don't want to start a countdown to basketball season before my Boilermakers even play their first football game.
Grambling must not be very good for even a I-AA team. I figured they would give San Jose State somewhat of a challenge. K-State looked impressive early on, but their defense may not be "national championship" material. I know Cal was decent last year, but I'm not so sure right now.

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FFeJ: Yeah, I expected to get 360 without much trouble after my set with 350. It didn't feel too heavy either, but I must have just came down in a bad position or something. It also brings into question whether a lack of knee wraps may have hurt me since I always squat completely raw.

RG570: I've been intentionally overblowing things on her since one day she decided to put a curtain up around her area while she did cardio. That just seems sort of arrogant to me, so I've been picking on her in my journal!:D

RG570
08-24-2003, 07:16 PM
A ****ing curtain?! what the hell kind of **** is that? She should just jog around the block if she doesnt want to be ogled for chrissakes.

FFeJ
08-25-2003, 12:14 AM
i agree with RG570 on the curtain thing, if she doesn't want to be seen while doing cardio, she should just put up a treadmill in her house or apartment.

ryan1117
08-26-2003, 10:13 AM
Tuesday, August 26, 2003(Arm Day)
Weight =163.6
Whoops! That's what usually happens when I move in to a new place. It can be hard getting down a new eating routine which usually causes my weight to drop like a rock. I thought my shorts were fitting awfully loose. This sucks because I'm looking to add weight and I just went 4-5 pounds in the wrong direction.

Tricep Extensions (105/5)
I'm thinking the bar back at home over the summer must have been 15 instead of 20 pounds. Plus, I'm sure the weight drop contributed a few reps also to the loss. I think I'll go for high reps here next time.

DB Bicep Curls (45/10!)
Like with tricep extensions, I think I'll stay on the 45s for awhile and go for higher reps.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/5)
This is a couple of reps worse than what I did last spring, but I'm getting used to a different machine again.

Hammer Curls (55/7)
These dropped off a rep from last time, but I'm sort of happy that is all they dropped. I usually lose a few reps when I switch DBs. My body will likely adapt to these new DBs and I'll be setting PRs really quick.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/13!)
I really pushed myself to the limit here, but was able to get a PR here despite me not having used this machine since last April.

Hot Chicks:
1. I saw Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals on my way to the gym. She must have been done with her workout. She is only maybe a 7.5 on a scale of 1 to 10, but she gives me this impression that she is a great person. (I don't have much to go off of though.)
2. This one wore some short white tapered up shorts that were skin tight and went to about underwear level on the side. She wore some brown hair in a ponytail, but had some extra fat around her legs. Since that extra fat didn't produce any cottage cheese though, she still makes it on here.
3. This one wore some short and tight black shorts. She had some brown hair in a ponytail. I passed her walking down the stairs on my way and decided to take a peek to see if those black shorts were volleyball shorts. Well, they weren't volleyball shorts, but I did pick her off.
4. This one had some short black text on the butt shorts and some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had a nice pair of legs to go in those shorts. At first I wondered why she had sunglasses propped up on top of her head in the gym. But, she was on her way out so it wasn't like she was using them in the gym.
5. This one wore a red bandana and had some short light blue patterned shorts. She had some very nice proportions along with a nice face. The bandada here is usually seems to be some lesbo signal, but I did pick her off while she was doing some ab work. Maybe she is bi. :)

The winner of the day is too tough to choose again. I could have probably made this 15 chicks long if I wanted to take the time to do that. However, I just ended up picking out the best ones for time reasons. I'll call this a three way tie between the chick with the text on the butt shorts, and the two I picked off. They all get 9's.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy took up one of the limited number of adjustable benches to do standing bicep curls over. (he didn't want to deadlift a couple of 35 pound DBs to get them in position, so he made things worse for everyone else)

Other Stuff:
1. Captain Short Pink Shorts was there without the short pink shorts.
2. I had a gut feeling they were going to stick a preacher curl station where I deadlifted. Actually, I'll still have room, but I don't want some curl jockey sliding on an extra 2.5 and bumping into me while deadlifting over 500 pounds.
3. My schedule looks nice this semester. I have one afternoon class Tuesday and no classes at all on Thursday.

The Road to the First Home Game:
11 days
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RG570: Yeah, I don't get it. Plus, her looks are more so because of her face. She actually had a slightly below average body. Body means more than face from a distance, so she doesn't have much to worry about.
FFeJ: She was actually doing some kind of "step-up" things with the platform in that area, but is still the same difference. I don't get why she would face towards everyone though. She could have just faced the mirror to check her form also.

FFeJ
08-26-2003, 10:21 AM
are you doing the db curls simulataneous or alternating ?

i'm a big fan of the text on the butt shorts, all the more of an excuse to take a peek :thumbup:

clvmike19
08-26-2003, 10:45 AM
Hey ryan whats up. Havent stopped in for awhile. Think about hookin up with hot neighbor chicks? Go for it dude. Easy access if they are right by your place. Just under two weeks until football starts for real!

ryan1117
08-27-2003, 03:51 PM
Yeeeeesssssss!

Isiah Thomas is gone!:clap:
It looks like the request in my signature on here back in April was answered.

I would love to see Larry Bird come back here and coach, but I think it will be Rick Carlisle. (who should have never been fired)
Last year's finish was inexcusable for a team with that much talent.

Coke
08-28-2003, 08:06 AM
The Pacers can take a hike dude, because firing that brother is not cool...:D

ryan1117
08-28-2003, 05:18 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2003(Legs)

Weight =164.8

Squats (Ass to Floor) (225/5)
This was the first time I have gone to this depth for a workout. I tested things out without any weight at first to make sure it was as low as I could go. What sucks is that the un-adjustable safety bars are still a few inches too low even at ATF. However, I will only have an inch or two to drop the bar off if I hit failure as opposed to something like a foot and a half. That should make significantly less noise if I do have to bail myself out of a failure. In addition to that, I won't be in as much danger with 90 pounds less weight than I would have done for the same rep range to parallel.

1-Legged Calf Raises (2 plates per side / 5)
Ouch! This machine is much harder to keep balanced on with one leg. I'll probably keep this machine with one leg since the smith machines are always busy. Plus, I can't do 2 legged calf raises since I broke one of these last year. They just aren't strong enough to hold a decent amount of weight for both legs.

Leg Curls(125/10)
This was where I left off on this machine at the end of last spring. I wanted to be doing more here, but I'll probably jump right up there as I adapt to this.

Leg Extensions (175/9)
These got worse by a couple of reps from where I was last spring. But, just like leg curls they will bounce back.

Hot Chicks:
1. I've been seeing a lot of Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals outside of the gym. I passed by her twice yesterday going to and from class.
2. This one had some short gray shorts and some dark brown hair tied back. She had an OK face.
3. This one had some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had some black text on the butt shorts. However, she was sort of skinny and only had an average face.
4. This one had some brown hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts. She had some extra fat on her legs, but there was no cottage cheese so that is always good.
5. This one had some really short blue shorts that had a little slit on each side to show some additional skin. She had a decent pair of legs and a decent face, but used the abductor machine.
6. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail along with some short black shorts. She merely had an ok body and face though so she barely makes it.
7. This one was tall with a nice face. She had some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had some short blue shorts on, but they should have been volleyball shorts since she looks like a volleyball player.
8. This one had some short black shorts along with some light brown hair in a ponytail. She had some nice legs.
9. There was a duo in some sports bras outside the gym as I was walking back.

The winner of the day is a tie between Miss Abductor Machine and Miss Volleyball Player Look-Alike. They both get 8s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. I originally said that I was not going to track my calorie intake. Well, I changed my mind. I want to have precise control over my slow bulk. That would be near impossible if I don't track my intake. I did make a compromise though by eliminating the tracking of my protein intake.
2. The neighbor chicks came over last night to watch a movie with all of us in our apartment. They said they will be back next week for another movie. We all hope so too. :)
3. I picked up my football voucher today. I was somewhat worried when there were complications with my financial aid that caused them to hold them. Everything has been straightened out now though. I'll need to get there at 8:30am on Tuesday to get the best seats possible. I didn't want them to pick my seats for me this year. Last year, they stuck me in row 2. The bad thing about that was that it was too low. The visiting sideline blocked a corner of the opposite end zone. I missed arguably the biggest play in all of college football last year because of it. (OSU's pass on 4th down to save their season against us) I'll likely ask for a higher seat closer to the 50 yard line rather than a front row seat closer to the end zone.
4. I peeked inside the stadium today. It is done now on both sides and the concourse looks much better. In addition to that, there looks to be more entrance points to the stadium which should speed things up when entering. I remember having to wait 20 minutes to get in just because of the bottlenecked entry points.

The Road to the First Home Game:
9 Days

Tonight's possible upset would be Northern Illinois over Maryland. NIU is better than most people would think and that is not a wise team for Maryland to schedule on the road. Obviously, I'm not saying it will happen, I'm just saying it could happen.
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FFeJ: I alternate my DB and Hammer Curls. I think that way works the best with them. I am surprised at how many chicks wear the text on the butt shorts. But, the ones that complain about being checked out usually seem to be the ones that actually probably wish they would get checked out. I always find it funny how the most attractive ones never complain about things like that. It usually comes from the 4s, 5s, and 6s.

clvmike19: See above. :) Actually, that wasn't my idea, but I'm not complaining. Two aren't that special. They are both probably 7s since one only has an ok body and the other is just an average face with an okay body. But, the other is very good. I'd say she is an 8.5, but if she wouldn't be so small, she would be a definite 9. Her face is awesome. I'd bet she is under 5' and a legitimate sub-100 pounds.

CoCoa: I actually wanted him to be the coach after Bird left, but I feel the team was too talented to finish where they did the past 2 seasons. The first season was understandable since they were rebuilding.

ryan1117
08-28-2003, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
Tonight's possible upset would be Northern Illinois over Maryland. NIU is better than most people would think and that is not a wise team for Maryland to schedule on the road. Obviously, I'm not saying it will happen, I'm just saying it could happen.
Pats self on back.
I think I'll make some more predictions every Friday here or something like that for the Saturday Games.

ryan1117
08-29-2003, 06:21 PM
Friday, August 29, 2003(Rest Day)
I went to the grocery today and got some food. I picked up some Fiori which seems to be one of my most common foods I eat. I had this pretty much all semester last spring and I'm picking up where I left off. It seems to be a good mid day source of quality carbs.

Tomorrow's Games
I think I'll try to post some predictions here every Friday for the upcoming games. I didn't do this last year because I was afraid that it would be frowned upon in my workout journal. With seeing some other journals, I shouldn't have much to worry about. Some journals on here never post workouts, so I don't think I'm doing that much of a crime on here.

Best Game of Last week:
Northern Illinois over Maryland
I'll count the Thursday night games as the previous week. This seemed to be the best one out of the low number of games on before this Saturday. I didn't get to see it on TV since we have "fake cable" here at school, but it looked pretty exciting going into overtime. I did follow it over ESPN's Gamecast. People like Trev Alberts didn't see that coming, but I did. I also still feel Maryland is a good team despite all the people that will badmouth them now.

My Trev Alberts Pick Of Last Week:
This section won't have anything until next week. This is where I will talk about my worst prediction from last week. Trev Alberts picked the Big Ten to go 0-7 in bowl games last year. Instead, the Big Ten finished with the best bowl record and the National Champion.

Game of the Week:
Ohio State vs. Washington
This game could be close, but I'm thinking most likely that OSU will take care of Washington. I could see Washington making it a game like they somehow did against Michigan last year. However, Washington is probably the most overrated team in all of college football. They couldn't run the ball last year, and I have a hard time seeing them do so at the horseshoe. Ohio State has trouble scoring points, so that could keep Washington in the game. You have to remember that OSU does return most of their offensive players rather if that means for better or for worse. Of course they will be without Clarett, but I don't think they will need him. They have enough quality backups.

Final Score: Ohio State 24 Washington 13

Potential Upset of the Week:
Clemson over Georgia
If I remember right, this was a close game last year at Georgia. This year, things are at Clemson. Both teams seem to return about the same number of players, so I expect this to possibly be a good game.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Washington (17th)
2. Tennessee (12th)
3. Georgia (11th)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. NC State (16th)
2. West Virginia (47th)
3. Notre Dame (20th)

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma--I think they are slightly better right now than Ohio State and Miami.
Next Win: North Texas

Worst Team: Army--This is hard to pick the worst team this early in the year, but I'll go with Army for now.
Next Loss: UCONN

clvmike19
08-29-2003, 07:46 PM
Ryan nice call on the NIU game. I got to watch that one on TV thurs night. There were three games on plus the Browns game. NIU/Maryland, BYU/GT, Miami/LA Tech. I love football season. Toledo/UNLV is on now. Ill watch that until I go out later.

ryan1117
08-30-2003, 11:01 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2003(Push Day)
Weight = 165

DB Bench (80/12.5!)
I'm back to the DBs now for bench. I'm planning on using high reps to try to kick my chest strength in gear. This was a half a rep improvement for the most I have done at this weight. I had really sorry balance here, so that is encouraging that I still set a PR. All I was really looking for was to pick up where I left off.

DB Incline (70/12)
This dropped down, but the adjustable bench may not be quite the same setting as the other one.

DB Laterals (30/9)
These were down, but were also with different DBs.

BB Military (135/8)
These are later in my workout, so I'm not too worried about only getting 8 reps here. Plus, I'm sure it will take a little time to adapt back to the barbell.

Cybex Abs (160/13)
These stayed the same as they were on Tuesday.

Dips (BW+80/10!)
They're baaaacccckk! I was happy to put up improvement here after such a long layoff. I was only hoping to get what I did before, but did a little better. Maybe I can try to get another "road to" thread. The double bodyweight dip is the only other one on the horizon for me in the near future. I actually was getting pretty close a year ago. I was within 25 pounds, but my dips never really improved much. Hopefully, I can get those 25 pounds or so and master two "road to" threads.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some brown wavy hair tied back. She wore some short gray shorts and had a nice face. She was leaving when I went in, but we made eye contact.
2. This one had some medium length blonde hair and nice "tone" She was wearing some golf shirt and was bending over to stretch her hamstrings. I like it when chicks stretch their hamstrings! :hump:
3. This one had some short blue shorts and some light brown hair tied back. She was doing abs and had nice proportions and had a very nice face.
4. This one had some short navy shorts and some long straight dark brown hair in a ponytail. She was pretty lean and could have used some extra lean body mass. However, she still looked good when she was stretching and her short shorts rode up her legs a little more.
5. This one had some dark green soccer shorts and some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She was sort of tall and had a decent face.
6. This one wore some short baby blue shorts that were inside out. She had some dark brown hair tied back. She was on the seated rowing machine. But, that was the cardio one and not the lifting one.
7. I picked off some chick on my way out. I didn't really get a good look at her though. All I could see was that she had an average face and wasn't fat, so she is at least a 7.

The winner of the day is a tie between Miss Soccer Shorts, Miss Navy Shorts, Miss Golfer, and Miss Short Blue Shorts. They all get 8.5s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Someone was reading a book while getting a strenuous workout on the recumbent bike.

Other Stuff:
1. It was really pleasant this morning. I went to the gym fairly early for a Saturday and it was the least crowded I think I have ever seen it.
2. They had some other MTV show on last night. This one was over a "fat camp". I'll give credit to the people going there. They took responsibility for their actions and didn't give such crazy lines as, "There's nothing I can do about it." or the ever so bs'ed "I have too much muscle so I don't lift" I felt really bad for this girl that spent all this money so she could go there and they said it will take her 2 years to pay it off. I think it was wrong for the camp to treat those people like prisoners when they were there. Plus, the cost was something like 4 or 8 grand plus expenses. Either the camp was extremely inefficient or more likely they are just taking advantage of such an issue. I know there is a market for it, but I think it is morally wrong.
3. I'm having a good day since IU got blown out by UCONN. I can't stop laughing at that. I figured they would get a little better this year. Some of their fans were complaining before the game that they were underdogs. It was really fun to go to the IU board and see all their fans whining after this game. But, I have to give those fans credit. At least they aren't like the normal IU fair-weather fans that root for Notre Dame in football since they know their own team sucks. Next week, they get a pissed Washington team! My new quote comes from what another Purdue Fan had on the messageboards. It's not football…It's DiNardo. (DiNardo is IU's coach)(the saying is like the Digiorno commercial that goes "It's not delivery, It's Digiorno!")
4. I couldn't stop laughing when an OSU fan had a no Trev Alberts sign flying during College Game Day. Like I said, that is the same Trev Alberts that picked the Big Ten to go 0-7 in bowl games last year.
4. That being said, my Trev Alberts pick of the week will easily be my possible upset pick of Clemson over Georgia. They lost 30-0 at home against a Georgia team that lost a lot of players. It looks like another Bowden will be out of college football soon.
5. I think Purdue started an ugly uniform trend in college football. Illinois and Oregon looked horrendous today in their new 3rd color uniforms.
6. I found it funny how Nebraska made all these Special Teams blunders today. I think it is definitely not a coincidence that is happening since Scott Downing is there now. Scott Downing is Jeff George of Assistant Coaches. He coached Purdue's special teams the last few years. To make a long story short, Purdue's special teams blunders lost them 6 games last year that they probably should have won with how the offense and defense played. That is how you can be the first team in forever to finish first in the Big Ten in total offense and total defense, yet lose 6 games.
7. I think I saw OSUs touchdown over my Boilermakers for about the 1000th time. I thought they would quit showing that with the new year.

The Road to the First Home Game:
7 days
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clvmike19: Thanks, but I really made a Beano Cook "Ron Powlus will win two Heismans" prediction by thinking Clemson might upset Georgia.

clvmike19
08-31-2003, 10:33 AM
OSU couldve won bigger. But Tress goes into a shell when he gets up on a team. Im not sure why, but he did it at YSU too. But the man has 5 National Championships, so who am I to question his methods.

How about Auburn/USC LOL! Not that I like to see USC win, but ESPN kept showing the kid from Auburn saying USC's defense isnt even close to Auburn's. SO they throw a shutout at them!

Bring on the Cougars!

Oh yeah YSU won. WOOHOO! Way to beat Div II Edinboro. LOL.

ryan1117
08-31-2003, 05:08 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 164.8

Deadlifts(405/7!)
I was sort of expecting a sorry set, but came up with an extra rep over last week. However, I was doing deadlifts after a squat max last week, so it isn't the fairest comparison. Either way though, this is the most reps I have done with 405. I think I'll put off maxing until the week after next. I don't think I'd get 510 next week if I tried for it. I was glad to see the weight drop from moving didn't affect my deadlift like it has affected some of my other lifts. For some reason I had my hands slightly offset on this set today. But, I sort of liked it because my right hand was clear of my right thigh.

All deadlifts will be done with straps while at school since chalk is not allowed. I know some 315 pound deadlifters might want to sound all cool and say to lift without straps or chalk, but they are too ignorant to see what something such as 500 pounds plus really feels like. Back when I was deadlifting in the mid 300's, there was no need for chalk. However, like any normal person, strength will quickly outpace a chalkless grip. I did talk a guy there into letting me use chalk last semester, but it got too annoying because a different person would be working there every week telling me I can't use chalk. I'd also like to note that I didn't miss a beat when I used straps last spring. During the summer, I picked right up where I left off with a chalk grip. My grip didn't magically disappear like some people like to imply on here.

Barbell Rows (170/10)
I think I'm going to intentionally hold things here for a few weeks and work on form.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (365)
I could time these, but I'll just hold the weight at the top of the lift as long as I can. I'm not too worried about direct trap work since deadlifts work them nicely.

Pull Ups (BW+30/7)
These dropped off a little, but the width of my grip feels different on what they have here. Therefore, I can't really compare things anyway. I will note though that this absolutely destroys what I was doing for weighted pull ups on the same station last spring. I'm doing 20 more pounds for 7 reps.


Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some light straight brown hair tied back. She wore some short aqua shorts and was bending over stretching or something when I came in. That made her shorts minimum clearance and her legs did look pretty good. She did some DB exercises.
2. This one wore some light blue shorts and wore some brown hair in a ponytail. She had a nice face and decent proportions. She was doing some assisted pull ups.
3. This one look nearly exactly like number 3, but she had some short red shorts on.
4. This one was tall and had some blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray shorts.
5. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She wore some gray tight shorts that fit the contour of her legs nicely.
6. This one wore some short yellow shorts and had some blonde shoulder length hair. She had an absolutely gorgeous face, but was on one of those cardio rowing machines.
7. Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals was there, but I almost missed her. Like I said before, her attractiveness barely makes it on here, but for some reason I find her attractive. I'm thinking it is because she gives me the nice girl vibe instead of the bitch vibe most attractive ones give me. (who knows if my instincts are right though) She was doing some hyperextensions which is impressive since she is working the lower back instead of just the normal female abs and the abductor machine. Just my luck though, she probably thinks it is an ab exercise.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Hamstring Stretcher. Like I said before, chicks stretching the hamstrings in short shorts is a beautiful thing. :hump:

Gym Mysteries:
1. At this early time in the morning, the mystery-makers weren't there yet.

Other Stuff:
1. My left hand is feeling strange. It is like I did something to some tendons on the surface of the side opposite of the palm. It feels sore there when I move it.
2. I'm feeling lazy today because I've been getting way ahead on homework in thermodynamics. I'm 3 weeks into the year on homework after the first week. In fact, I have covered enough to take me to the first exam. I figure if I get ahead there where my workload is low, I won't be so swamped once exams come rolling around.

The Road to the first Home Game:
6 days
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clvmike19: I thought USC would be a solid team and I felt Auburn wasn't as good as people were thinking, but I picked Auburn to win by 1 in that game. I figured USC might have trouble on offense without Palmer. But, I'd say that game proved that Auburn isn't very good and USC is probably as good as they were last year. I agree that OSU could have won by something like 42-7 if they didn't let up. OSU is about how I expected them to be after that game. I just think that Washington is not very good. Their running game is even worse than I thought. (I know it was against OSU's defense, but 7 yards rushing!?!?) I think they are headed for a 7-6 or 7-7 season.

RG570
08-31-2003, 06:50 PM
Straps are teh ghey. BE A MAN!


:p

ryan1117
09-02-2003, 08:04 PM
Tuesday, September 02, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =164.8

Tricep Extensions (90/10.5)
I'm actually not sure how much I was really doing here. I'm guessing it was 90 pounds. There wasn't a 30 pound ez curl bar available today, so I had to find another one. I haven't really checked to see what this one weighs, but I'm guessing 20 pounds.

DB Bicep Curls (45/11!)
These haven't been too bad. I'd say my form is really solid on them.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/7)
Like I expected, this jumped up after last week. I'm still getting used to this machine again.

Hammer Curls (55/7)
I didn't have any extra reps in me here.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/13)
I'm still sitting here stuck on 13 reps.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short yellow text on the butt shorts. She had decent shaped legs to go with them. She wore some shoulder length blonde hair. Her face was only average though. She really impressed me by doing free weight squats. It was too much for me to hope for her to do them to depth though. But, that is still nice to see either way.
2. This one had some short red-orange shorts and some dark brown wavy hair tied back. She had decent proportions, but used the abductor machine.
3. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts and had some nicely shaped lean legs. She was doing some leg lifts.
4. This one wore some short navy shorts. She was sort of tall and had some dark brown hair in a ponytail. However, she used the abductor machine.
5. This one was in line about ten spots in front of me while picking up football tickets. She had some short yellow shorts and an extremely nice pair of legs. They were sort of like legs that have the muscle of soccer players, but the leanness of a volleyball player's legs. It's too bad she only had an average face though. But, either way, she is still like an 8.5 due to the body.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Leg Lifts and I think I'll throw in Miss Squats since she was actually doing free weight squats. Miss Leg Lifts was probably an 8.5 and Miss Squats was maybe a 7.5. I won't count the football ticket chick since I didn't see her at the gym. But, I'm sure she probably does lift with legs like hers. I'm doubting she could get legs like that solely by going the "don't be fat" route.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were probably a lot of them today, but I didn't really pay much attention.

Other Stuff:
1. I lied about the number of sets I had left when someone asked me today. I've learned to never tell someone you have one set left. If you do, they will just stare at you the whole time and sometimes get too close for comfort while you are performing the lift. So, I just told him I had two sets left and he bothered someone else.
2. I'm not too happy about where my football tickets are. I got there pretty early today and waited two hours in line so I could get a good seat. I said when I went up, "I want the closest to midfield you have." Somehow I ended up getting on the f*cking goal line. The problem is that I'm positive they had tickets in the upper rows on say like the 30 yard line. I'm sure there were seats in row 70 there. I don't think she understood that I would have taken row 73 on even the 20 over row 20 on the goal line.
3. We played some football tonight against the people of the apartments around here. I pretty much just played safety and receiver all night. The people on the other team were giving me five on my speed. I did get an interception while I was on defense and knocked down a 4th down pass of theirs. Sometimes I wonder if I have gotten any faster since high school because it just seems like I have a big time advantage in speed whenever I play stuff.

The Road to the First Home Game:
4 days
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RG570: :D

FFeJ
09-02-2003, 09:31 PM
i feel for you on the chalk man, even though i'm lifting measely weight (not much over 300) for deads compared to yours, chalk still makes a difference for me. one cool thing about MY university gym is there's like 4 chalk containers strewn out in the weightlifting area. i was extremely happy to find this out.

Big o Boy
09-02-2003, 11:51 PM
Lol... your a funny guy. You also have some nice strength, and are about the same size as me. :) I'll be following along in your journal from now on... your Gym mysteries are cracking me up... :p

Coke
09-03-2003, 06:26 AM
...and the winner of the day goes to the hot chick with the pony tail - :thumbup:

clvmike19
09-03-2003, 12:32 PM
3 more days!!! Until teh Irish!!

4 days until the Browns get whooped on (I hope not) by your Colts :D

AllUp
09-03-2003, 12:55 PM
Hot Chix:D
I seen one that looked like a brazillian Thalia. Hella,Hotti. Keep posting those betties:) Btw ryan your lifting good for your wt, Whats your bf%?.

-AllUp

ryan1117
09-04-2003, 12:15 PM
Thursday, September 04, 2003(Legs)

Weight =166.2

Squats (Ass to Floor) (225/6!)
These were about what I expected them to be today. I was relieved to see that my major leg soreness due to football didn't really affect these. The only thing that sort of worries me is that if I ever hit failure on these. I'll be fine safety-wise (that is part of why I'm doing ATF instead of parallel), but it would be embarrassing because people would use their terrible skills at reading between the lines and think I was doing too much weight.

1-Legged Calf Raises (2 plates per side / 6!)
I'm worried that I'm only working out my balance and not so much my calves on here.

Leg Curls (125/10.5!)
These were a half a rep better after waiting forever to do them due to a long line.

Leg Extensions (Not Happening)
I was surprised and glad that my leg soreness due to playing football didn't affect my squats. However, it really affected my leg extensions. My quads still feel strange and after a couple of reps on here, I knew I'd be better off not doing them.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some brown wavy hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some pants on, but at least they were tight.
2. This one had some long brown hair in a ponytail. She wore a cut off white shirt which is a dress code violation in regards to the "fitness center". Of course, it is just fine with me! She wore some short black shorts and had a nice pair of legs.
3. This one had some light brow hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts and had nice proportions, but was on the recumbent bike.
4. This one wore some short baby blue shorts and had some light brown wavy hair tied back. She had a decent pair of legs.
5. This one wore some short red shorts and had some long dark brown straight hair in a ponytail. She had nice proportions.
6. This one had some short black hair. She had a decent face that canceled out her semi-lesbo look with the short hair. The really short black shorts and decent legs also helped her.
7. This one had some shoulder length blonde hair and some short black shorts. She had a nice face which made up for her kind of strange hair.
8. Miss Volleyball Shorts finally was there for the first time this year. At the end of last year, she wasn't quite living up to her name for the final few weeks by only wearing some short shorts. Well, she came here today in an all new pair of volleyball shorts. They were better than her old pair. Plus, she keeps getting hotter. Her face looks nicer; her body is not as anorexic as it was last year. Last year, her volleyball shorts kind of carried her in the early part of the year. Now, she is hot enough that she doesn't need volleyball shorts to make her hot. She was doing some stretching which would have made normal shorts ride up the thighs more, but she was wearing volleyball shorts which already have minimum clearance.
9. Some hot chick with a spectacular face was there. All I saw of her was her face when I sort of picked her off. A counter was in the way for me to see the rest of her body.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Volleyball Shorts since she made her return. Chick number 9 looked pretty hot with her face, but I didn't get to see enough of her to make a fair judgment.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. There were upright rows in the squat rack.
3. Some curl jockey moved the preacher curl rack back where the open space for deadlifts was. This has sort of went back and forth. It was like this at the starting of the year, but some person who I assume was a serious lifter moved it. I'm guessing it was either someone doing barbell rows or deadlifts.

Other Stuff:
1. I should have stretched before I played football the other day. I wasn't sure how long the game would last so I didn't bother to stretch. Who knows how many 30 or 40 yard routes I sprinted while being receiver and while being on the other team's best guy on defense. That really tore up my legs.
2. I guess even I am starting to feel how some of the bigger bodybuilders feel. Even though I mostly train for strength and not as much for physique, I was sort of bothered by something that happened last night. We were watching movies over here with a few other people and one of the females asks, "Who was that guy that was over here last time?" Okay, I know I'm making a somewhat significant assumption that she is interested in him, but this guy is like 5-9 135! It wasn't personality that she could have been interested in because he didn't do much talking.

The Road to the First Home Game:
2 Days

There isn't a college game on tonight, but the NFL does kick off. I don't have any fantasy players playing tonight so it doesn't affect me. But, I did notice that a few players in the league have players playing tonight.
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FFeJ: I probably should have made it clearer that the 315 I picked out is a decent weight. I wasn't really cracking on that weight. There is just a gigantic difference in how tough it is to grip the bar between say 3 plates and 315 and 5 plates and 495. I don't think a lot of these people realize just how hard it is to lift to your potential with that much weight, without chalk or straps, and a weak knurling.

Big o Boy: Thanks, the gym mysteries will likely pick up some now that I'm back at the university gym. Luckily for me, they haven't been too bad so far.

CoCoa: Yeah, a lot wear ponytails in the gym. Most of them have to for safety reasons due to the long hair. But, I do admit that I like that hair style better on a majority of women with long hair.

clvmike19: I'm surprised that Notre Dame is only a 6 point favorite at home. This is getting way ahead of things, but I just might (key word on might) root for them if them and Purdue win all their games the week before the 27th. That might get College Gameday here. I still think they will unfairly take Texas A&M vs. Pitt though. I'd consider Pitt the same as Purdue and Notre Dame, but Texas A&M isn't rated right now. Of course they may also stay in the studio, but I can't see them passing over Purdue and Notre Dame if both can make it to the top ten by then.

I'd say the Browns are the favorite against my Colts for the opener. I didn't check the line, but I don't feel super confident about the game. They escaped there last year. My Colts fell down 16-0 or whatever at half time and I thought for sure the Browns were going to complete that pass in the end zone at the end of the game.

AllUp: Thanks, the calipers said 7.9 the last time I checked which was about two weeks ago.

Stephen Riddington
09-04-2003, 02:38 PM
Dude, this is the funniest and coolest journal I have seen. Looking forward to your adventures with the hot chick report and gym mysteries.

At my gym, the have a separate gym of free weights reserved for women, it's in a separate room, you can't see who in there. But most of the hotties go to the cardio dept which is open room, which is bike, elipstical and etc. One time this chick was using this Cybex machine for the quads, which was in the open gym which the men go to. I used her as my motivation to do my assisted dips. Does that make me a bad person????

FFeJ
09-04-2003, 02:45 PM
no it's cool, i was just agreeing with you that there is a significant difference in a ~300 lift as opposed to ~500.

as for failing on squats, considering maybe .1% of the people that go there squat as low as you do, i don't think they'd be thinking that you couldn't handle the weight :rolleyes:

ryan1117
09-05-2003, 08:09 PM
Friday, September 05, 2003(Rest Day)
I still have soreness in my legs. Of course this is normal after a leg day, but I still hadn't gotten over the soreness from playing football the other day.

Best Game of Last Week:
Ohio State over Washington
Okay, this wasn't exactly a close game, but Washington was ridiculously overrated. They don't have a running game, have a mediocre defense and yet they are somehow supposed to be good. Yeah right. As annoying and ignorant as many Ohio State fans can be, I was still glad they pounded Washington. The reason I call many of their fans ignorant is because last year a good portion of them were coming on the Purdue board and picking a 30 point win. Of course, they were extremely lucky to even win that game.

My Trev Alberts Pick Of Last Week:
Picking Clemson Over Georgia
I figured all the players Georgia lost would set them up for a potential upset. Now the big question is if Georgia just reloaded or if Clemson is downright terrible.

Tomorrow's Games

Game of the Week:
Florida vs. Miami
I'm already clueless on how College Gameday is going to Tuscaloosa over Coral Gables. Sure, Oklahoma is ranked number 1, but Alabama isn't ranked. Miami vs. Florida is a bigger game. Florida put up 65 against a cupcake the first game so it is too hard to tell how they will be. Miami blew out a Louisiana Tech team on the road that was not a total cupcake game. I think the Miami defense and special teams shut down Florida. I'm not sure how Brock Berlin will do against his former team. He looked sort of questionable against Louisiana Tech.

Final Score: Miami 42 Florida 28

Potential Upset of the Week:
Boston College Over Penn State
Penn State struggled against Temple last week. At first I thought Penn State was underrated, but I think some others may have picked things right with them having a mediocre year. Boston College lost a game they probably should have won over a very good Wake Forest team last week. I think they win this game if Penn State plays like they did last week against Temple.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Virginia (15th)
2. Washington (22nd)
3. Wisconsin (18th)
4. Auburn (17th)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Oklahoma State (44th)
2. NC State (14th)
3. USC (4th)

Momentum:
This section will be where I mention teams that are on the move. Obviously, I didn't have enough games last week to do this.

Going Up: USC
Auburn was overrated, but a shutout win on the road against them is still a huge win for USC. It looks like they won't miss Carson Palmer.

Going Down: Auburn
It was a tough one to pick between Auburn and Washington, but Auburn lost at home, so they get the tiebreaker here.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
They are still number one, but have some other good teams on their tail in USC and Miami. Ohio State is also up there, but their win over a grossly overrated Washington team was about where I expected them to be, so they didn't gain any ground with my opinion last week.
Next Win: Alabama

Worst Team: Army--They still haven't played this year, but they will stay here for now.
Next Loss: UCONN

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Purdue vs. Bowling Green:
This will be a noon kickoff tomorrow. That means I'll have to get to the gym around 9:00am. This game scares me. I know a lot of people in the media are assuming Purdue will start 3-0. I think that is a risky assumption. I think Purdue will win this game though. This is just one of those "nothing to gain and everything to lose" types of games. Bowling Green has a great offense and the key of the game will probably be if Purdue can stop them. I think they will stop them for the most part. Purdue's most important point of the game is to make sure they don't turn the ball over and don't have a bunch of special teams blunders. With Scott Downing gone, I think their special teams will only be bad and not horrendous like they were last year.

Purdue 38 Bowling Green 21

I got a good laugh out of an article the Seattle Times wrote about IU Football.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2001712773_uwfb04.html

I'm afraid Purdue's season just went down the drain. Trev Alberts was talking about how teams need to watch out for Purdue in the Big Ten.
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CanadianHomer: Thanks. I don't get why your gym would have a women's only area with free weights. 90% of them at my gym only use machines. Some people on this site wouldn't like you using that one as motivation, but you will have no complaints about it from me!

FFeJ: Yeah, I know you were. That response was directed at some of the people that like to badmouth a person's grip when they never have experienced anything nearly as heavy.

As for the squats, I still want to avoid hitting failure. The people that incorrectly read between the lines really bother me. Considering I usually get enough dirty looks on deadlift day, I don't think I could really stand any more than I am already getting. Stuff like that drives me nuts.

Stephen Riddington
09-06-2003, 12:09 AM
Kinda complicated to explain it how it works, I believe actions speak louder and clearer than words. Well, looking forward to your next hot chicks report, keep them coming.

Big o Boy
09-06-2003, 12:19 AM
I'm a big OU fan, and I hope they go all the way this year, and don't trip up on OSU for the 3rd time in a row. I haven't been following all that well on other teams, but I'll be rooting for Purdue 2 if it makes ya happy. ;)

And I know OSU is underrated, but they did lose to Nebraska which is kinda a kick in the ace. You think USC is underrated at 4th?

Anyhow, I like the rundowns of the teams and everything. College Football is so much more exciting than NFL. :D

RG570
09-06-2003, 04:24 AM
foosball?:scratch:

ryan1117
09-06-2003, 10:05 PM
Saturday, September 06, 2003(Push Day)
Weight = 167

DB Bench (80/13!)
Balance is still somewhat of a weakness here, but I guess it is a good sign that I'm setting PRs despite my balance issues.

DB Incline (70/13)
This is up a rep and is the most I have done on this adjustable bench here. I'm not sure how the incline here compares to the one I used over the summer, so I can't call this improvement yet.

DB Laterals (30/9)
These still feel a little hard with the different DBs.

BB Military (135/9)
This is the best I have done on these with where they are in my workout. However, I have done 5 or 10 pounds more before with these coming earlier in my workout.

Cybex Abs (160/13)
These are still giving me a hard time to find improvement, but this set may have been a little easier than the last few times I did them.

Dips (BW+85/9!)
This is a PR here. This is a good sign since I couldn't improve at all on dips last spring. I didn't do them during the summer and I'm now improving with them in my routine again.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short gray dark brown shorts. She wore some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She had her sleeves rolled up. She had decent lean body mass and also recorded her workout. Considering how rare that is for even men, that really impresses me. She also seemed to have a structured routine with doing only arms. That tells me that she is not just doing a bunch of random exercises.
2. This one had some blonde straight hair in a ponytail. She wore some short red shorts and had an okay pair of legs. She was fairly tall.
3. This one had some short red shorts and brown hair tied back. She had some fat, but no cottage cheese, so things are all good. Actually, when I saw her closer, she seemed to have more lean body mass. She was doing some lying leg lifts and free weight bench.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Notebook. She was probably an 8 before, but her recording her lifts bumped her up to a 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Someone was doing curls and blocking access to all the DBs. I made sure to grab my DBs right before he started so I didn't have to wait.
2. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. Obviously, I'm not very happy after today's game. I and many other fans aren't happy with Tiller at all right now. Our top running back, Brandon Jones got 2 carries. (yes 2 carries) Our 3rd-stringer pretty much ran for 18 wasted downs and 65 yards. What is really frustrating is that I don’t think the offensive line gave up a sack the entire game. Therefore, the pitiful running game should be placed on the running back. But, it is not Void's fault Tiller has no clue on talent. Void did his best and who knows why Tiller decides Brandon Jones is good enough for 2 carries. I haven't been so mad at Tiller since 2000 when we came into South Bend with Drew Brees and Tiller decided to run it twice as much as Drew Brees passed it.
2. Tiller also didn't help matters when he punted it on 4th and short something like 4 separate times past the 50 yard line. These were in the first half when the offense was moving the ball fairly well. Not being aggressive kept Bowling Green in the game when they possibly could have been put away in the first quarter.
2. Our Quarterback Kyle Orton seems to lock on one receiver and not look at the entire field when he drops back. Even before this game I've been saying to everyone that Brandon Kirsch is a better QB (he is our backup). He was the one who put us in a position to beat Ohio State last year before they made that pass.
3. The winning touchdown pass in this game was all too similar to the Ohio State one last year. Only this time, it was a wounded duck into double coverage on 4th down. Somehow neither player could knock down the ball which would have won the game for Purdue since they could have ran the clock out.
4. Our 6-9 receiver made a touchdown reception today. It was just a jump ball to him. Since he is so much taller than everyone and fairly athletic, he can jump up and get it.
5. I did pick Purdue to win today, but as I posted in multiple places in my journal, I was worried about this game. Unfortunately, my worries came true and I wasn't just paranoid.
6. That was a huge comeback by Miami. It saved my prediction for the day.
7. I did pick an upset for the 2nd out of 3rd week. I picked Boston College over Penn State.
8. There were actually three people today doing curls and not doing them in the squat rack. That is a nice site to see. Maybe people are realizing that 65 pounds or whatever is not so hard to deadlift to get the bar in the starting position.
9. Maybe the Colts will cheer me up tomorrow.
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CanadianHomer: I used to have that saying in my signature.

Big o Boy: Winning at Ohio State will be extremely difficult. I'll be happy if they make it a game when they go there. I figure Oklahoma State is still decent because wins in Lincoln are hard to come by regardless of how down Nebraska is. They seemed to play well, but lost the game due to turnovers at the most critical of times. (reminds me of Purdue last year) I guess USC is okay at 4th, but they would probably be a team I wouldn't want to play at least based on how good their defense looked in the first game.

RG570: That reminds me of Waterboy.

Big o Boy
09-06-2003, 10:12 PM
I agree with you on that one... Ohio State is going to be one tough cookie, seeing as how they had some trouble with Alabama... (ALABAMA) at their stadium tonight... Man I was worried at one point in that game.

Florida pissed me off today... I can't believe that crap.

ryan1117
09-07-2003, 06:50 PM
Sunday, September 07, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 167

Deadlifts(460/3!)
I don't consider this a great set. Sure, it is on par with the 452 for 4 I did a few weeks back, but I would have liked to get 4 reps out of this. It took everything for me to get 3. I may put off maxing on deadlifts for awhile. I'm still not convinced I could hit 510 with how I'm pulling right now. This is still improvement though since I strategically picked the weight so all I had to do was get more than 1 rep for improvement.

Barbell Rows (170/10)
I'm still sort of holding these at 170 for now.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (365)
Here are more static holds that I'm not timing. I just hold on as long as I can.

Pull Ups (BW+30/7.5!)
This is improvement on the specific grip of what I'm doing them on. Like I said before, the grip varies slightly, so I'm calling this improvement even though I've done 8.5 reps on a different set of bars. I could have possibly counted this at 8, but I decided that I may not have quite cleared the bars on the last rep.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some brown straight hair in a ponytail. She wore some short navy shorts and had nice proportions. Her legs looked fairly decent also.
2. This one looked a lot like the first chick, but had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants.
3. This one had a dress code violation with some nearly knee length blue shorts. She wore some brown curly hair in a ponytail. She had nice proportions and was lean.
4. This one had some short light blue shorts and some black straight hair tied back. She was doing some 5 pound DB "toning" exercise.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Long Shorts. It was kind of a weak day since there really weren't any 9's there. This one though gets an 8.5.

Gym Mysteries:
1. People kept walking behind me while I was doing pull ups when they just could have walked on the other side of the machine.

Other Stuff:
1. I'm still not over yesterday.
2. But, at least the Colts won.
3. My fantasy football team took a hit though with the Colts not getting much offense though.
4. My Starting QB Warner passed for a lot, but made so many turnovers that I'm afraid I'll lose a whole ton of points. I still don't know how the scoring is done since this is my first time.
5. My backup QB Brady looked terrible. 120-some yards and 4 picks with no TD passes? Ouch!
6. James didn’t put up huge stats today, but I did like what I saw. He seemed to be breaking tackles like he used to be able to.
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Big o Boy: Alabama is a tough game at their place. I wouldn't worry too much. I'd say you won the game because Stoops isn't over-conservative. That fake punt was a great play call in my opinion.

clvmike19
09-07-2003, 07:56 PM
Ryan. I couldnt believe it when I saw the score, and I thought how pissed you must be. Dammit that sucks. I didnt see any of the game. Ill have to read your review of it.

Who do the Boilers have next week? Teh Irish goto the Cesspool of the West for Michigan. I did enjoy the WSU game though. Wow what a finish. YSU won 45-12, so my "home" school held their own against Div II Slippery Rock! LOL.

Big o Boy
09-07-2003, 10:02 PM
Yea, that fake-punt was just awesome. Definitely typical though for OU... Stoops has a great special teams program going. Cowboys disappointed me today. I thought with them bringing in the new coach and all it would help a little. But then again, I'm not so sure on how good of a team the Falcons are. I didn't watch the game either, but I know Vick was out, so it made me mad still that they lost.

GREAT deads man... I wish I had your strength here. Do you lift sumo or conventional?

Also, how are you recording your lifts? Do you just do 1 set for each exercise or is that the max lift you had during a few sets in that exercise or what? :)

Coke
09-09-2003, 11:03 AM
excellent PR on them deads - :thumbup:

...glad to see them Colts gave you a smile, that is too bad for the Browns - even Detroit kicked butt, :D

ryan1117
09-09-2003, 05:08 PM
Tuesday, September 09, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =167.7

Tricep Extensions (90/11.5)
These are better than last week. I had to use a flat bench for this instead of an adjustable one due to all the adjustable ones being taken. It still is the same surface on the flat bench as it is on the adjustable bench, but I have to sit backwards on the flat bench so the rack doesn't get in my way for tricep extensions.

DB Bicep Curls (45/11.5!)
These felt good, but I have been expecting them to go up fairly fast as I get used to the lift again.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/8!)
These were up from last week and as expected have surpassed my best from last spring.

Hammer Curls (55/7.5!)
Hammer curls have gotten a little more ugly as of late.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/13.5!)
These felt easier this week and it is about time!

Hot Chicks:
1. I picked some chick off on the way there with long brown hair and some short shorts. I didn't get to see much of her since she was running in the opposite direction on the other side of the street. Her body looked nice though.
2. This one had some long wavy brown hair in a ponytail and some short blue shorts. She had a mediocre face though and had a little fat, but no cottage cheese.
3. This one wore some blonde hair in a ponytail and had some short white shorts. She had a nice amount of lean body mass.
4. This one had some short gray shorts and some beautiful legs. She had an average face with some light brown curly hair tied back. I would have liked to stare at her legs since they looked great.
5. This one had some very short black shorts and some black straight hair in a ponytail. She was doing some ab work. Her drawback was that she didn't have much lean body mass at all. She was really lean, but skinny. Somehow though, she avoided the anorexic look. This was most likely to her being somewhat short.
6. This one wore some short red shorts with some nice legs. She had dark brown curly hair tied back.
7. This one was really short and small. She wore some volleyball shorts and wore some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. I didn't like though how she had to wear a long shirt which takes away the benefit of volleyball shorts.
8. Another chick wore some volleyball shorts. She was only average looking though. She had some black straight hair tied back. She was only maybe a 7 with the volleyball shorts making her an 8.
9. I'm in heaven, a THIRD chick in volleyball shorts came by. She had some very nice looking legs with the volleyball shorts being minimum clearance. She had a very nicely shaped behind also which unlike the other chick wasn't covered up by a long shirt. I sort of picked her off as she was walking by. But, then she went on the recumbent bike. WTF!?
10. This one wore some short black shorts. She had some light brown hair tied back. She was stretching for something. This meant that her already short shorts got about the clearance of underwear when she did her splits and all that. She had nice proportions. There must be something in the water today, because I picked her off too. It was more so of a double-pickoff though since I only caught that because I wanted to take another look at her myself!
11. This one had some short fire red shorts and some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had nice proportions and maybe a slight bit above average amount of lean body mass.

WOW!! WHAT A DAY. Eleven hot chicks were there today and that was without the Tuesday/Thursday regulars Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals and Miss Volleyball Shorts. This is too hard to pick. I'd probably go with the volleyball shorts chick that was on the recumbent bike, but there were a few others not in volleyball shorts that may have bettered her if they too were wearing volleyball shorts. Anyway though, by taking dress into account, Miss Recumbent Bike wins. Her volleyball shorts were nice and tight along with her beautiful behind that looked great through the volleyball shorts. The last blonde chick may have been the best one of the day on looks alone, but her 8.5 isn't as good as the 9 that the volleyball shorts chick had (she would have been an 8 without the volleyball shorts)

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. I got beaten up pretty bad in the first week of fantasy football. I'm not too worried though. Most of my players just had bad days. Harrison won't have many 40-yard receiving days, and Warner would have generated some decent stats if it wasn't for the 6 fumbles (which ended up with his contribution being negative points). What hurt me the most though was how my players weren't scoring TDs. Many of them had respectable yardage, but no TDs. I'm glad I had Brady benched. What sucks though is that I can't cut him as of right now. I don't think I would anyway. I'll probably wait awhile to see if that Buffalo game was just a fluke or if he is really going to have a bad year. Luckily, I picked up Marc Bulger off waivers a few days back, so I can put him in since Warner has a concussion and probably won't play.
2. My sternum is bothering me. I hope dips aren't screwing it up. I know MonStar had problems with the sternum from dips.
3. The White Sox need to take it to the Twins this series. The Twins have the more favorable schedule for the rest of the year.
4. I had a 3 hour lab that actually took all 3 hours. It sucked. We had 2 straight hours of lecture and then an hour of lab after the lecture.
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clvmike19: Yeah, the game was really bad. What is even worse is that Tiller is still saying Void will be the starting running back. The big problem with Orton is that he is not looking at all his receivers. I could see him locking on to a receiver a few seconds before he threw it from the stands. Another bad thing is that 2 of our receivers caught 87% of the passes or something like that. Taylor Stubblefield had 16 receptions in that game and dropped 3 critical passes at the end of the game. He dropped one on 3rd down, then 4th down on our final series. To make matters worse, he consistently ran routes a yard short on 3rd down. I have a feeling by the time we play you guys, we'll see Kirsch. Kirsch is a lot more mobile than Orton and doesn't favor one or two receivers. We go to Wake Forest this week, which I said was going to be the toughest non-conference game before the season even started. They really beat up NC State last week and won at Boston College the week before. At least we get Arizona the week after that though. Arizona is probably one of the sorriest teams this year from a major conference. (well maybe they are better than IU! haha)

Big o Boy: I think the Cowboys will eventually be good. I'd say their problem right now is that they don't have the players. I lift sumo since I'm probably 70 pounds weaker with conventionals. I only write down one set which is my max effort set. I don't write down warm ups (I don't do them much anyway) and I don't write down my 2nd set after my first max effort set. I do 2 sets for most exercises. However, I have been doing 3 lately on squats due to my leg day only having 4 exercises.

CoCoa: Thanks. I was impressed with the Browns defense. It is rare for Harrison to not have a big day. It seems like he usually always gets at least 100 yards regardless of how well he is defended. I would have liked to see a higher scoring game, but I'm happy that the Colts D may actually win them games this year rather than lose games!

Strider2
09-09-2003, 05:39 PM
wow, I wish i had the patience to write such detailed journal as you. You sure do have great "Hot Chick Memory" or do you write this stuff into a notebook lol. keep up the good work

RG570
09-09-2003, 06:30 PM
Dude.. in Florida, if a girl is wearing shorts, they're volleyball shorts. And most of them are wearing shorts.

clvmike19
09-09-2003, 09:02 PM
Purdue is gonna be a hell of a game. I dont think the Irish will get out of Ann Arbor alive this saturday. It could get ugly up there, unless they pull some more magic out of their asses.

I say Michigan by 10, but I hope not. Gawd I hope not!

As for the Browns we have the Ratbirds (Ravens) who I hate more than Pitt. I hate Michigan too. I feel a disappointing weekend coming up.........

ryan1117
09-11-2003, 03:55 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2003(Legs)

Weight =166.6

Squats (Ass to Floor) (225/7!)
These felt pretty good today. I got a small scare on the first rep when my descent was a little too fast and I sort of felt things in my right knee from the quick drop. Anyway, I regrouped and did six more reps with solid form which was slightly paused at the bottom of the motion.

1-Legged Calf Raises (2 plates per side / 7!)
I still have not gotten over a sore foot from last week on this. My right foot was really sore on the inside from where the foot supported my weight. I believe the problem was because on one leg, I usually only use the inside edge of my foot for balance reasons. This causes a fraction of my right foot to support all the weight on it.

Leg Curls (125/11!)
These felt good. It is nice to not be in a plateau I was stuck in for the longest time on here.

Leg Extensions (175/10)
These still have some catching up to do from last spring. It is frustrating considering that I made improvement on the other machine over the summer and can't even pick up where I left off on another machine.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some black hair in a ponytail. She had some fat but no cottage cheese so it is all good.
2. This one had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts and had nice proportions.
3. This one was that small girl from the other day. She wore some short black shorts that were almost as tight as volleyball shorts. She had some blonde hair in a ponytail.
4. This one had some short navy shorts and some black hair in a ponytail. She had a nice set of legs and I sort of picked either her off or someone that looked just like her. I only got a glance in.
5. This one had some black hair tied back. She wore short black shorts and had decent looking legs, but used the abductor machine and only had a mediocre face.
6. This one had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short blue shorts and was doing abs.
7. This one was tall and had some brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black text on the butt shorts. She had nice proportions similar to the proportions of a volleyball player.
8. This one looked sort of anorexic because she didn't have any quads or hamstrings. Either way, she meets the guy guidelines of not being fat with at least an average face. Actually though, she probably was still an 8 though since she had a nice face.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Volleyball Player Look Alike. I only got in a glance at her, but she was better than the others that were here. She gets an 8.5 while most were in the 7's.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. I had to wait for a squat rack today. But, since all 3 people were actually doing squats, I'm happy and was thinking, "Carry On!".
2. Some people were doing quarter squats next to me, but one of the guys started talking about full squats. At least he knows they aren't doing them to depth.
2. Today marks the 2-year anniversary from when we got our cat Zoe. She was the size of my hand back then. I miss my pets when I'm at school. I miss saying, "Should we have some TUNA!" and having her respond with a meow and beg like crazy. Cats have selective memory. They won't respond to their own name, but mention the word "tuna" and they will respond right away.
3. All human lives are equal and just because one happened to die in a "popular" news event doesn't mean they are more important and deserve more compensation than someone who died in a non-glamorous way.
4. We play football again tonight. Hopefully on offense, I'll get someone throwing to me that actually throws it in FRONT of me and not behind me. It seems like every time I run down the field they will throw it to where I am the moment the they throw it. Obviously, you have to aim well in front of where the receiver is when you throw it because they will be further down the field by the time the ball gets there. I'm sick of making what seem to be like punt returns on underthrown balls. I feel like I'm supposed to wave my hand and call a fair catch. I feel if someone could lob the ball down field, I could outrun nearly anyone to it.
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Strider2: Yeah, I write stuff down in my notebook. I'd have to have an insane memory to remember all that! I try to abbreviate things as much as possible so it isn't so obvious! That would be embarrassing if someone read about themselves in my notebook. (I'm still thinking some day someone will wander on here from my gym and read about themselves in my hot chick report.)

RG570: That sounds good to me!

clvmike19: I'd say both teams didn't look good last week. Of course, at least Notre Dame won for your sake. The big game for Purdue will be this Saturday against Wake Forest. If they can win there, their season might be saved. If they lose and go 0-2 however, I'm afraid they will just fall apart. The bad thing is that Wake looks really good and Purdue may be in trouble. At least Tiller admitted he did a few things wrong last game. (that is like the first time he has ever admitted it since he always blamed the players for his mistakes before) He would say things to the tune of "Yeah, that blocked punt and blocked field goal both ran back for touchdowns hurt us, but our defense should have made a play on that 4th down." That was from the Iowa game last year where that happened. In fact, the defense stopped them on 4th down with about 3 minutes to go, then Iowa got it back after we went 3 and out and scored a TD to win.

I'd probably agree with your "Michigan by 10" prediction. It looks like it will depend on how Michigan can stop the run. If they tackle like Washington State, it definitely will be a game. Why are you worried about Baltimore so much? They looked bad (at least by the score I saw) on week 1.

aka23
09-12-2003, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by ryan1117
I had a 3 hour lab that actually took all 3 hours. It sucked. We had 2 straight hours of lecture and then an hour of lab after the lecture.

Nice work with the recent PRs.

A one hour lab after a lecture sounds like a breeze compared to the EE lab courses I took. Most had two separate classes with different course numbers -- one for the lecture and one for the lab. The lecture was 3-4 hours and 2-3 days per week. The lab was usually scheduled for a 4-hour block of time each week, often from 7-11pm. The labs sometimes required days of preparation, and it was not unusual for labs to stretch to over 5 hours. I really disliked these types of lab courses and preferred learning through textbooks.

FFeJ
09-12-2003, 12:22 PM
have you considered replacing the standing calf raises with some other exercise for the calves ?

clvmike19
09-12-2003, 12:28 PM
Its Cleveland. I never expect them to win. :D

That way I wont get disappointed........

ryan1117
09-12-2003, 05:30 PM
Friday, September 12, 2003(Rest Day)
I'm sore from both my leg workout and playing football last night. I had a so-so game. I caught a deep TD pass, but only had two catchable balls thrown my way. The guys we played weren't playing straight up man to man so it wasn't as easy to get wide open. I probably should have picked off a pass on defense, but I lost it in the lights.

Best Game of Last Week:
Miami 38 Florida 33
This game was a lot closer than I thought. In fact, Florida was way up in this game. Miami made a huge comeback only to have Florida march back down the field and almost steal the game themselves. It is too early to tell if Florida is a lot better than expected or if Miami is not as good as most thought. I think it is probably a little of both.

My Trev Alberts Pick Of Last Week:
Calling NC State Underrated
They did lose to a quality team in Wake Forest, but a 14th ranked team shouldn't lose to them. Things will get more confusing later on in here though. (you'll see)

Tomorrow's Games

Game of the Week:
Notre Dame at Michigan
I don't think this game is quite as big as some in the media are making it out to be. I'd say it is a little bigger for Michigan than Notre Dame. A win for Michigan here would be their first step towards a chance at the National Championship. They have a favorable schedule due to not having many tough road games. They have to play at Oregon next week, but they have their tough games at home. Notre Dame on the other hand plays the first of 3 straight Big Ten teams. After that, they still have a difficult schedule, so going undefeated would be unlikely for ANY team in all of college football with that kind of schedule. I look for Notre Dame's D to keep them in this game, but I think Michigan will pull away at the end.

Final Score: Michigan 27 Notre Dame 17

Potential Upset of the Week:
NC State over Ohio State
Ohio State looked so bad last week that I feel they could lose to anyone. I still think they are a good team, but I look for NC State to come out and try to make up for their loss at Wake Forest last week. Ohio State only won by a few points last week and would have likely lost if they didn't pick off a pass and run it back 100-yards. (remember, that's a 14-point turnaround since SD State would have likely scored) The key to this game will be if OSU can stop Rivers.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Wisconsin (14th)
2. Washington (21st)
3. Tennessee (13th)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Florida (19th)
2. Boston College (46th)
3. Bowling Green (35th)

Momentum: This section will be where I mention teams that are on the move. Obviously, I didn't have enough games last week to do this.

Going Up: South Carolina
Lou Holtz sounds like many members of this site when a chick posts a pic in the members pic forum. He talked about how great Virginia was and how they couldn’t beat them. Of course, like I said last week, Virginia was overrated. However, South Carolina blew out Virginia which is major momentum after their 14-7 win over Louisiana Lafayette. South Carolina looked like a terrible team before this week.

Going Down: Auburn
They get to stay here for the 2nd week in a row. They lost to a decent Georgia Tech team, but for a so-called great team, they are now 0-2 without an offense.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
Oklahoma didn't look quite as good as I expected against Alabama, but they lengthened their lead since Ohio State looked very unimpressive and Miami only looked okay against Florida.
Next Win: Fresno State

Worst Team: UTEP
UTEP got blown out by a division I-AA team. That is enough of a reason for them to dethrone Army. They play in the Sun Bowl in case you didn't know.
Next Loss: San Diego State

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Purdue at Wake Forest:
This game is very important for Purdue's season. It is a must win game. If they lose, I think they will fall apart for the rest of the season. Joe Tiller is already continuing to make bonehead decisions. After the sorry performance by the running game last week where Brandon Jones only got two carries, Tiller still is saying that Void is the starting running back. To make matters worse, he was saying how he wanted to get Brooks on the field (our 3rd-stringer) HELLO! Brandon Jones is our best running back. He is a decent receiver and rarely fumbles it. Look for Void to get 2-yards per carry or whatever and make some costly fumbles. Purdue has a decent QB in Kyle Orton, but he will probably just throw it to the same 3 or 4 receivers all game because he locks on to one receiver once the ball is snapped. Look for Tiller to panic if Purdue falls behind and bring in Brandon Kirsch. Kirsch will probably stage a comeback if he comes in. But, pathetic playcalling like Purdue always does will probably lose this game for them.

Wake Forest 38 Purdue 31

Hot Chicks:
1. About four or five were running through the engineering mall in some daisy dukes and sports bras. They proceeded to run through the fountain. They were sort of flat, but that is understandable since they were lean. My BS detector goes off if I see a nice chest on a lean person. It just isn't possible naturally.
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aka23: Wow! How many credit hours were the labs? Most places here give us 1 credit hour for the lab. Most of the time, the lab is just factored in with the lecture and 1 credit hour is added for the lab. I did have a hydraulics class though where you had a separate grade for the lecture and lab. I prefer them to just be combined so one can sort of make up for another if things don't go well. I don't mind long labs that much. I just get bored really quick with long lectures (the longest lectures here that I know of are 1:15) So, I take it you were a EE in school? I'm finishing up this year in CE.

FFeJ: I can max out every calf machine we have here in the gym. So, I'm pretty much forced to do things 1-legged no matter what. I already broke a machine last semester by trying to add extra weight. I'm avoiding the Smth Machine due to there only being a couple of 45s around it. Plus, I got tired of all the dirty looks from loading up 6 plates per side. I could try doing something like a 10 second hold on the machine. That might reduce the weight for me.

clvmike19: That is exactly how I feel on a lot of things. It limits disappointment. But, a lot of people get all judgmental and seem to dislike me for being a pessimist.

ryan1117
09-13-2003, 01:03 PM
THE DEFENSE MAKES A PLAY!

after we pretty much blew the game by fumbling a punt being up 16-10 at the 35.

I wouldn't put it past them to fumble the victory formation though.

aka23
09-13-2003, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
aka23: Wow! How many credit hours were the labs? Most places here give us 1 credit hour for the lab. Most of the time, the lab is just factored in with the lecture and 1 credit hour is added for the lab. I did have a hydraulics class though where you had a separate grade for the lecture and lab. I prefer them to just be combined so one can sort of make up for another if things don't go well. I don't mind long labs that much. I just get bored really quick with long lectures (the longest lectures here that I know of are 1:15) So, I take it you were a EE in school? I'm finishing up this year in CE.

The EE labs were 3-4 credit hours depending on the course. However, the TBP course guide recommended treating one of the labs as a 10 credit hour course when deciding schedules. I also would prefer to have the classes combined for the same reasons. I tend to do better on written exams than lab work.

I did my undergraduate degree in EE, and did graduate work in EE and Management Science Engineering. I received my MSE degree last year. I did not take many CE courses, but I enjoyed the ones I did take.

ryan1117
09-13-2003, 11:16 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2003(Push Day)
I made a mistake this morning by thinking that the game started at noon. When I woke up, it occurred to me that we are still on central time here for a month or so. Therefore, when ESPN says the game is at noon, which means it is at 11 here. So, I had to hustle in the gym.

Weight = 167.2

DB Bench (80/14!)
My balance was somewhat better here. I'm up to 14 reps here now. I think I may wait until I get to 17 or 18 reps before I jump up to the 85s. For some reason, I improve better with high rep ranges on this.

DB Incline (70/13.5!)
This is a half rep improvement here. I guess I should be happy as long as these keep going up since I struggled for improvement on them last spring.

DB Laterals (30/9.5)
This was an iffy 1/2 rep better than last week.

BB Military (135/9)
I wasn't confident I could get another rep, so I didn't risk things here. It was sort of on limited rest since I was in a hurry.

Cybex Abs (skipped)
Since I was really running out of time before kickoff, I skipped these. I was waiting for this machine and when the person finished, some 130 pound guy jumps in front of me and gets on it. I didn't want to wait because he looked like the kind of person that would do 80 reps with 10 pounds on the machine.

Dips (BW+85/10!)
Some guy stared at me when I started to do these. That was annoying, but I guess I can't blame him that much since it wasn't the "you're full of sh*t for trying to deadlift that amount" type of looks I usually get on deadlifts. The 10 reps weren't that hard, so I'll jump up to 90 next week.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some brown curly hair tied back. She had a nice face, but a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. I picked her off.
2. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She was somewhat skinny with a dress code violation with black shorts that went down to the knee.
3. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had nice proportions and some short gray shorts.
4. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray shorts and had nice proportions.
5. This one had some short aqua shorts and some black straight hair in a ponytail. Like many today, she was a little too skinny.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Short Gray Shorts. They all were pretty close and nobody really stood out.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. A guy was blocking access to many DBs by doing DB curls right in front of the rack.
3. Some chick decided to do her ab work about a foot away from where I step down from dips. That's not too smart considering that you not only have me, but 85 pounds dangling from my waist.

Other Stuff:
1. Like I said earlier today, Purdue actually won a close game for a change. They tried their best to lose the game though by fumbling a punt return on the 25 yard line with 2 1/2 minutes to go. If they just fair caught it, they could have had the clock under a minute assuming they would have gone 3 and out. (obviously, a first down would win the game) Instead, Wake gets the ball with a great chance to win. On 4th and 1, I feel Wake made a mistake by going out of the shotgun. Purdue pretty much sent everyone and nailed the Wake Forest running back right as he got the handoff.
2. Brandon Jones still didn't get many carries today, but our freshman RB Jerome Brooks looked really good. I still was bothered why he didn't get more carries with how impressive he looked. He made a lot of moves and broke a lot of tackles.
3. Hopefully Taylor Stubblefield will be okay. He left the game 1.5 quarters in with an injury. He had 7 catches by then which still sort of supports my claim that Orton is not looking at enough receivers. He did do better today though since more receivers made catches.
4. I have no idea what Tiller was thinking at the end of the game on the interview. He said we did a good job hanging on to the ball! WHAT??!!! We fumbled the ball five times in this game including the very critical punt return at the end of the game. We were very lucky to win when we gave them the ball like that with 2 1/2 minutes left.
5. We play Arizona next week who we "should" beat big. Hopefully, we can just sit our injured players out so they can recover. Hopefully we can jump way ahead by half time so Kirsch can come in and maybe get some playing time. I'll be disappointed if Purdue doesn't beat Arizona by at least 30 points. Arizona is a bad team.
6. Despite the ugly win today, I'm very pleased with the run defense. The secondary though is giving me some major concerns. They looked horrible against Bowling Green and still left people wide open today.

Football Messageboard Quotes of the Day:
An IU fan unhappy about Wake Forest's playcalling against Purdue (but it was a good point).
4th and 1, and let's run a Shotgun draw so our RB has to gain 5 yards now instead of 1.
That has to be the worst play call I have seen all year.

One Purdue fan asks a question. Another gives an answer.
Q: Not sure if we deserve it, but will we be ranked again?
A: Heck no! This is Purdue not Wisconsin.

A Notre Dame fan making a good point.
Instead of luck of the Irish, it's luck of the Buckeyes.
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aka23: That doesn't sound good though for someone wanting to take a light load, but still be a full time student. Even if you took the minimum, that would put things up around 18-19 with that class. I know you have to get special approval here to take over 18.

ryan1117
09-14-2003, 10:28 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2003 (Pull Day)

Weight = 165.75

Deadlifts(405/7.5!)
I wanted to get 8 here. I'm afraid my improvement is slowing down here. I'm making an adjustment on my goal for next year. I don't think 545 is reachable. 510 may take some time with how I've been pulling the last few weeks. My spinal erectors got a rest on this today because we all know deadlifts don't work them. Or at least that is what some people on here believe. :rolleyes:

Barbell Rows (170/10.5!)
I guess these were a little better.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360)
As usual, these were untimed holds.

Pull Ups (BW+30/8!)
The 8 reps weren't too hard. It looks like I'm getting used to the slightly different grip.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short baby blue shorts and some blonde hair tied back. She was doing ab work on one of those balls.
2. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray shorts and looked anorexic, but had a nice face.
3. This one had some short black text on the butt shorts and some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She also was on that ball thing for abs, which made her shorts ride up her legs even more.
4. This one had some tight red volleyball shorts and some brown hair tied back. She was somewhat anorexic though and only had an average face.
5. This one wore some short black shorts and had short brown hair. She had a mediocre face, but impressed me a lot by doing 5 bodyweight pull ups. I wish some of the bench 200 weigh 200 self-proclaimed gym pros that talk down to someone like me would have been around doing pull ups. They could have gotten their ass kicked by a chick.

The winner of another slow day goes to Miss brown hair anorexic. The chick with the pull ups was impressive, but she was only mediocre looking. The one with the volleyball shorts was the same way, so the volleyball shorts were not enough for her.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Some guy just wanted to stare at me on deadlifts. I got a laugh out of when he decided to ask someone more worthy than myself to give him a spot. That person gave one of the sh*ttiest spots I have seen in awhile. He grabbed the bar awfully soon.

Other Stuff:
1. Wow! The Colts really made a statement today by blowing out Tennessee! The defense is looking very good. They didn't allow a TD last week and only gave up 7 points today. The rest of the AFC South lost and the Titans are likely the only competitor with the Colts for the division. With the blowout win today, I'll be very disappointed if the Colts don't win the division.
2. I expected the Colts to turn around their defense when Dungy came. So far, it looks like they aren't letting me down.
3. With how great the game was, it was blacked out here. I DIDN'T GET TO WATCH IT. I think it is wrong to blackout a game outside of Indianapolis. This was the first time this has happened here and I'm not too happy. That is cheap to black out games at anywhere else from where the game is played.
4. Some people voting on the NCAA polls are morons. It is pathetic how Wisconsin can still be getting votes with how they played.
5. You know it is early in the football season when Herman Edwards is complaining about his team.
6. What's up with Tampa Bay losing to Carolina?
7. At least Tom Brady looked good today even though I didn't play him. His play is important because I don't want to have to guess between Bulger and Warner every week. (I have both of them though)
8. Scott Downing must have been coaching Tampa Bay special teams. They had 3 kicks blocked.

Coke
09-15-2003, 06:33 AM
Them Colts are gonna be dangerous dude if they keep this up - :thumbup:

ryan1117
09-16-2003, 11:08 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =166.1

Tricep Extensions (90/13!)
It looks like I'm getting used to the 30 pound ez curl bar again. I upped this by 1.5 reps today. As with other exercises, I'm probably going to stay here until I get 15 reps. I'll up the weight around when I get 15 reps. I still have a little catching up to do though to get back around where I was at the end of the summer. Like I said though, some of it probably has to do with using a wider (and heavier) bar.

DB Bicep Curls (45/12!)
High reps here are getting brutal on the forearms. Since I alternate them, it is like doing 24 reps while I hold them. I may jump up to the 50s in a week or two if it gets too annoying.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/9!)
As with tricep extensions, this exercise continues to thrive as my body adapts back to the machine. I figure I'll have 10 or 11 in me before I start getting "actual improvement" and not just my body adapting to the machine.

Hammer Curls (55/7)
These are down a half a rep. I may drop things down to the 50s on hammer curls due to how my form has been with the 55s. Plus, it would support my high rep plan that I am using for my chest and arm workouts this semester.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/14!)
These were up with the extra rest time. Like I said on Saturday, I skipped these due to time. As with other things, I still probably have a little more adapting left to this machine. I still like the Nautilus ab machine better though that I used during the summer.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some blonde straight hair in a ponytail. She wore some short red shorts and was doing leg lifts, but also the abductor machine. She had a gorgeous face.
2. This one wore some short yellow shorts and had some light brown hair tied back. She had some nice lean body mass and sort of had that volleyball player look. (but no volleyball shorts) This one wore some short aqua shorts and some light brown hair in a ponytail. She had some nice proportions.
3. This one had some short black straight hair in a ponytail. She had some very short black shorts that were minimum clearance as she did some ab work. They were so short in that position that I thought they were volleyball shorts. But, I had to settle for just some plain old cotton daisy dukes.
4. This one had some short black shorts and decent legs. She wore some brown hair tied back. She seemed to be friends with hot chick number 1.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Abductor Machine. Her face was too good even though she could have used a little more lean body mass. She still gets a 9 though.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy was wearing an IU shirt and some Purdue shorts.

Other Stuff:
1. I think I did very well on my thermodynamics exam last night. Of course I should though because it is my 2nd time around at it.
2. I can't get caught up in the scale on my weight. Right now it is tempting me to up my calories because I'm still at 166, but going by the numbers, I should gain at the pace I want to gain at by consuming 3000 calories per day. Last spring I got too caught up in fluctuations and tried to overcorrect things. The result was gaining too slow at first and gaining too fast at the end.
3. The White Sox have another critical series against the Twins starting today. They need to take the series to have a good chance for the division. The Twins have an easier schedule.
4. Things are nice this week since my lab was canceled today and two of my classes are canceled tomorrow. I don't have any class on Thursday either. So, I only have two classes in three days. That is pretty nice.
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CoCoa: Yeah, I figured they were going to get beat because the Titans have dominated them in recent years. Of course, I'd like to see them playing their best football in January and not losing 41-0 like last year! Hopefully that will give them an incentive to get home field advantage.

FFeJ
09-16-2003, 02:10 PM
i've decided to switch to dumbell pressing for a while. when you unload the db's, do you just simply drop them down or do you hold them in close and lean back up with them ?

Dedicated
09-16-2003, 07:42 PM
You have amazing strength for your bodyweight, really impressive. How long have you been lifting weights? Btw the hot chicks section rocks:D.

clvmike19
09-16-2003, 08:43 PM
Bless the short shorts. Everyone :D

Coke
09-17-2003, 05:46 AM
Girls in ponytails make the world go around - :D

ryan1117
09-18-2003, 11:20 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2003 (Legs)

Weight =167.3

Squats (Ass to Floor) (225/8!)
I felt I could have done a little better at the bottom of the lift. In the past, I have sort of been holding things at the bottom for a second or so before I came back up. Part of this is for safety purposes. I have a fairly fast descent on squats, and I am a little worried I could screw up my knee with a quick shift in motion. On top of this, I have to use plates under my heels.

I know some may not like that idea, but I was diagnosed with an orthopedic condition back when I was 9 or 10. The problem is that my Achilles tendon is dangerously inflexible. They actually said I should have surgery on it, but that would have taken away my speed which I didn't want to lose. I guess the main reason for them proposing surgery was because the inflexibility was making it injury prone. I guess to put things in perspective; I can't come anywhere near to having flat heels on squats even without any weight and regardless of stances. The problem is that you can't really stretch it effectively unlike things such as the hamstrings or quads. My best guess would be to load a standing calf raise machine up with as much weight as possible and have it push down my heels.

1-Legged Calf Raises (skipped)
My foot had some intense pain in it right where the shoelaces go over the foot. The pain was pretty bad and I was worried that something was going to get hurt so I quit. This has been the problem with 1 legged calf raises. I usually have to angle the leg a bit for balance purposes and that may have caused something to screw up in my foot. I guess I'll have to go back to doing these with two feet. Only, this time I'll probably put in a 5 second pause or something between reps so I can actually get a workout in a decent number of reps. Like I said last spring, I broke one of these when I tried to add more weight than the machine was designed to hold.

Leg Curls (125/11.5!)
Here is a half a rep improvement here.

Leg Extensions (175/10.5)
Hmm…I don't know if I need to reduce the weight here or just reduce the reps some. I don't like how fast I am doing these. I think I need to slow things down.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one was in one of my classes. She had some blonde hair in a ponytail and I don't think she was wearing any underwear. I was sitting behind her and would have seen something if she was wearing any considering her jeans were riding fairly low.
2. This one was in front of me on a different day. She wore some super short text on the butt shorts. They were short and tight, but not quite as tight as volleyball shorts. I liked her proportions and it was hard for me to concentrate in class because her legs were a distraction. Plus, she must have been cold or something because she was rubbing her legs. I'll help warm you up there!
3. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short yellow shorts and had some nice lean body mass. She shocked me by actually stopping to hold open a door for me. That wouldn't shock me off campus, but it does on campus.
4. I passed by Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals on my way to the gym. She wore some short black shorts. That sucks since she must have an earlier schedule this semester. I miss her and Miss Volleyball Shorts who both used to work out the same time as me on Tuesday and Thursday. Like I have said before, she sort of gives me that "nice girl" vibe instead of that normal conceited one. Of course these are just my baseless instincts, and I could be wrong.
5. This one wore some short black text on the butt shorts. The shorts were shorter than crotch level on the sides of the thighs. She had straight long black hair in a ponytail and a decent face. She had nice proportions.
6. This one had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some medium length maroon shorts. She had nice proportions, but lacked some lean body mass. She was doing smith machine squats, so there is a half victory there.
7. Miss Lesbian was there for the first time this year. She wore some short black shorts and some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wasn't wearing her trademark bandana (that got me to call her that in the first place). Honestly, I love the bandana on chicks, but it usually means lesbian with most I see.
8. This one had some purple volleyball shorts. That was all I was able to see before she left, but she gets on here because she wasn't fat and had a face that didn't look ugly.
9. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She carried some fat on her body, but there wasn't any cottage cheese. Therefore, I'm a happy camper. I kind of liked her face and she was doing free weight bench.
10. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She wore some short cotton gray shorts and was stretching her hamstrings.

The winner of the day has to go to Miss Door Holder. She was probably an 8.5, but her courtesy moves her up to a 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy decided to switch between military press and preacher curls. This bugs me because he would leave his stuff as a placeholder at the squat rack and go do preacher curls. The place is crowded enough already. We don't need some moron using two things at once.
3. This was the third time in the last week that I have seen this guy do preacher curls. He actually does have decent strength, but he is also probably around 6-4 200, so it isn't that impressive pound for pound.
4. People like this bother me because they are the type of people that go around acting like they are superior to you. I probably should have just taken the squat rack that he was hogging up but not using. However, I've noticed it is not what you actually are with these people, it is how you appear. This guy would have probably gotten all confrontational with me because in his mind, I'm some weak person taking up his squat rack. (Never mind the fact that he only does upper body and biceps and missed 270 on bench the other day. That being said, I probably beat him across the board in strength and around a weight of 35 pounds less.)
5. Actually now that I think about it, this was the guy that stared at me forever on deadlifts last Sunday.

Other Stuff:
1. One of my roommates had his internet connection disconnected yesterday. We ended up finding out that it was because he had shared 3.5 gigabytes in the last 24 hours. He got it back though. I laughed pretty hard when I saw the 3.5 gigabyte part. He didn't mean to share that, but one of the programs helped itself and shared things.
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Dedicated: Thanks, I've been lifting for 8 years now, but only 1 year with a decent routine.

clvmike19: That's actually how I came up with the term "dress code violation" in here. It is so rare to see an attractive girl not wearing short shorts.

CoCoa: Yeah

Dedicated
09-18-2003, 12:11 PM
3. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short yellow shorts and had some nice lean body mass. She shocked me by actually stopping to hold open a door for me. That wouldn't shock me off campus, but it does on campus.
Why is it a bigger deal on campus just curious?
I have noticed that most girls "don't" hold the door for me though.:( In fact I can't remember any that have on campus, well maybe 1 or 2 but they were ugly dammit lol.

ryan1117
09-19-2003, 06:34 PM
Friday, September 19, 2003(Rest Day)

Best Game of Last Week:
aOSU over NC State
I think Notre Dame should sue aOSU for stealing their luck. One of these days aOSU will lose a close game. NC State ruined things in OT with bad play calling. Otherwise, they probably would have won.

My Jim Chaney Call of the Week:
Picking Wake Forest over Purdue
Jim Chaney did his best to keep this game close with the usual predictable playcalling. In reality, Purdue should have won by something like 31-10. Tiller showed some balls for the first time in about four years by going for it on 4th and short. (unlike the Bowling Green game) But, Orton fumbles the snap and they don't get it. I guess I should thank Jim Chaney since Purdue still won, but my prediction didn't look as bad as it would have looked if Purdue won by the margin they should have.

Tomorrow's Games

Game of the Week:
Tennessee at Florida
Tennessee is overrated. Florida played Miami tough. Florida blows them out.

Final Score: Gators 48 Volunteers 21

Potential Upset of the Week:
Bowling Green over Ohio State
I would so love for this to happen. The problem is that aOSU will be more prepared after seeing how Bowling Green played against Purdue. I'm sure all the aOSU fans are picking this game to be something like aOSU 58 Bowling Green 10. I think it will be close. I'm tired of all the BS about Purdue losing to Bowling Green. If Bowling Green could pull the major upset over aOSU, their fans would probably be suicidal. Bowling Green is from Ohio and not Kentucky in case you didn't know. Bowling Green Kentucky is where they make Corvettes. Bowling Green Ohio is where the football team is from. Is anyone wondering why I have aOSU? That is because some of their fans get pissed if you don't say The Ohio State University.

Well let's see (this is off the top of my head):
Toledo
Cincinnati
Dayton
Wright State
Xavier
Ohio
Kent State
Akron
Cleveland State
Bowling Green
Youngstown State

That doesn’t look like the only one to me!

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Minnesota (27th)
2. Washington (19th)
3. Tennessee (12th)
4. Alabama (21st)
5. Wisconsin (33rd)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Bowling Green (30th)
2. Wake Forest (36th)
3. Michigan (3rd)

Momentum:

Going Up: Michigan
Their win was impressive even if Notre Dame doesn't have any offense. It takes a good team to score 38 on Notre Dame's defense.

Going Down: Wisconsin
I knew Wisconsin was overrated, but getting beat bad at home by a not so good UNLV team proves they were way overrated.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
Oklahoma still holds this spot here, but has a very slim lead over Michigan. A Michigan win this weekend could cause them to overtake Oklahoma regardless of how Oklahoma looks.

Worst Team: UTEP
UTEP was shut out against San Diego State 34-0. They can be proud they held SDSU to 34 points!

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Arizona at Purdue:
Las Vegas has Purdue as a 25 point favorite in this game. I would think that is too low under normal circumstances, but then I remembered we have Jim Chaney and Joe Tiller calling the shots. Chaney will use our normal predictable formations. It never ceases to amaze me how many times I can call if the play is going to be a run or pass solely based on the formation. If you see an empty backfield and a bunch of 3rd string receivers, you can rest assured the play will be a QB Draw. The same thing usually goes for when someone is in the backfield also, only it will be a run. Anyway, Purdue will probably keep Arizona in this game instead of dealing the KO punch in the first quarter. I can see Tiller punting the ball on a bunch of 4th and shorts past the 50 yard line like against Bowling Green. Obviously that is bad because it can keep Arizona in the game. Either way, Purdue will win, but probably not by as much as they should have. I want to see them up far enough at the half so the better QB, Brandon Kirsch comes in. Plus, maybe Brandon Jones will get more than 2 or 3 carries.

Purdue 38 Arizona 10

About Minnesota:
I'll make this warning about Minnesota. Don't be fooled by this team. They may have a great record at the end of the year, but their record won't represent what kind of team they have. They open the season with 4 straight cupcakes. (I believe all 4 were below 100 out of 117 teams in the rankings by some online websites) Lately, they have been playing a non conference schedule that Kansas State would be jealous of. At least K-State scheduled Cal this year. You may say, "They will just get beat down in the Big Ten". Well, Minnesota dodges Purdue and aOSU in the Big Ten. This will save them from two losses. The sad thing will be that Minnesota will make a bowl even if they go 2-6 in the Big Ten which isn't right considering they will get at least two wins since they play Northwestern and IU. This is why I'm for a rule making a team be at least 500 in conference play to qualify for a bowl. There shouldn't be any 2-6 Wisconsin teams going to bowls like last year. (yeah, I know they won their bowl, but that's not the point)

Other Stuff:
For the second straight week, the Colts will be blacked out here. I'm pissed.
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Dedicated: The reason it is a bigger deal on campus is because most on campus are very unhelpful and not very courteous. A female at Purdue going out of her way in any way to be courteous is a very positive sign for her character. I find it funny how every time I leave campus for the summer, I all of a sudden notice the female population being a lot nicer. It all supports my Supply and Demand Theory.

ryan1117
09-20-2003, 10:09 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 166.3

DB Bench (80/14.5!)
I only got an extra half a rep despite my balance seeming to be nearly recovered with the DBs. I'll probably up things to the 85s after I hit 15. I figure my desired rep range will be 12-15 reps for this semester.

DB Incline (70/14!)
The 14 reps didn't come too difficult today. Like with DB bench, I'll probably up things to the 75s once I get 15 reps.

DB Laterals (30/9.5)
These were the same as last week.

BB Military (135/9.5)
This is the best I have done with them in this position on my routine, but it still isn't the best I have done on them.

Cybex Abs (160/14.5!)
For some strange reason, there wasn't a wait for this at all. I'm guessing it was since I got there a little earlier this Saturday Morning.

Dips (BW+90/8.5!)
I would have liked to get 9, but 8.5 is still the best I have done with 90 pounds strapped on to me. I went a little past parallel on a few reps, so maybe I would have gotten 9 reps. Many times, I find myself going past parallel because my body seems to want to bring things down to where my chest is even with my hands. (which is past parallel in regards to my upper arms)

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short black shorts and some light brown shoulder length hair. She had nice proportions, but that was all I was able to see about her. I didn't get a good enough look to write a better description.
2. This one had some short black shorts and some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had some nice lean body mass on her legs and a little bit of fat.
3. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats and a sweatshirt. It looked like she may have had decent lean body mass under all that.
4. This one had some short navy shorts and some black straight hair in a ponytail. She had a sexy looking pair of glasses on her. But, she used the abductor machine.
5. This one wasn't in the gym, but had a plaid school girl type of skirt. She had nice legs even if they were a little bit short of lean body mass.

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss Abductor Machine and Miss Plaid School Girl Skirt. Miss Abductor Machine had a sexy look going with her nice body and glasses. I liked the plaid skirt on the other chick.

Gym Mysteries:
1. (….sighing loudly) Some guy working at our "fitness center" was showing some people around the gym. He used some grand wisdom by saying how great some machine is for the bicep as compared to free weights.

Other Stuff:
1. I think it's about time people start giving the Mid American Conference some respect. Northern Illinois won at Alabama, Marshall won at Kansas State, Toledo beat Pitt, and Bowling Green played Ohio State within 7 points at Ohio State. I'd say it is safe to say that Purdue's 1-point loss to Bowling Green earlier in the year doesn't look quite as bad. Of course, Purdue beat themselves in that game, but the point is that they didn't lose to some cupcake.
2. I was pretty wrong on my pick of Florida over Tennessee. I'm still not sold on Tennessee though even if their win was impressive today. I don't understand how Florida could get way up on Miami and look like a much improved team. Then, they start to look like the Florida of old today.
3. Arizona is just plain bad. Purdue put up 59 on them while pretty much pulling all the first stringers half way through the 3rd quarter. Mackovic still had the nerve to accuse Tiller of running up the score at the end of the game despite Purdue only throwing 3 passes with the 2nd string and running the ball probably about 20-some times after the first string went out. What are they supposed to do? The pulled the 1st stringers and they nearly exclusively ran the ball to run the clock down. Is Tiller supposed to tell the 2nd stringers, "Hey guys, you don't usually get to play, but be sure to not make any plays when you actually do get in there".
4. There were some crazy records today. That guy from Oklahoma ran back 3 punts and that guy from Oklahoma State caught 7 TD passes. It wasn't a record, but the Texas Tech QB threw for 580-some yards in a losing effort. (it actually makes me wonder how they only scored 21 with that many passing yards)
5. Michigan's loss at Oregon was not really shocking, but I did feel Michigan was a better team than that. Their running game just fell apart. Michigan had a great shot at making the National Title Game with a favorable Big Ten Schedule, but now they probably won't make it without a lot of help from other top teams losing. I would have liked the Big Ten to have a chance to repeat as having a national champion. (I figure aOSU will eventually lose a close game)
6. Purdue is probably starting their search on how to find a way to lose against Notre Dame next week. I figure they may have to look a little harder than usual since ND lost to a not so good Michigan State team today. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that things will be close and Purdue is not good in close games.
7. Possibly the biggest story of the day is that the black jerseys are back! I had a vision all summer of what things would be like when we would bring back the black (rather than our ugly gold). I had this picture of AC/DC blasting out of the PA system while the team took the field. Sure enough, that was what happened today. The even better news is that Tiller said they would wear black over gold for the rest of the year. I have a feeling they were pressured into this because ESPN had a thing on College Gameday about the ugliest uniforms. They named Purdue as one of the three teams for that. Also, many of the deep-pocketed people were writing to the athletic department complaining about the gold.

Big o Boy
09-21-2003, 01:23 PM
Woo! Go OU! Antonio Perkins was tearin' it up yesterday. ;)

Nice strength on the presses man. 80s for 14.5... that's impressive. :)

Beast
09-21-2003, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
6. Purdue is probably starting their search on how to find a way to lose against Notre Dame next week. [/B]
Dude, with the way we're playing, I wouldn't be surprised if we lost to you guys. Our team sucks ass.

ryan1117
09-21-2003, 10:23 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 166.6

Deadlifts(415/6!)
I'm not too happy with my form on these. Ever since I've been back to school, I've seemed to feel uncomfortable with my foot placement. During the summer I had a reference with the floor on where to put my feet. For some reason, I feel uncomfortable here wherever I put my feet. As a result, many of my reps have been more like SLDLs in a sumo stance. I need to fix things quick if I expect to get any new PRs on maxes. I may be able to get away with this subpar form on 415, but I can guarantee that I won't be able to get away with it on something like 510.

Barbell Rows (170/10.5)
These seemed a little better this week form wise, but I still did the same number of reps.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360)
I think these may have been for a little longer than normal, but I didn’t' time them so I don't know.

Pull Ups (BW+30/8)
I would have liked to find some improvement here today. I have been improving very well since last spring.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts and had nice leanness to her body.
2. The chick I used to call Miss Lesbian was there today. She wore some short aqua shorts and had her brown straight hair in a ponytail.
3. This one had some short yellow text on the butt shorts. She wore blonde hair in a ponytail. She had nice lean body mass.
4. This one wore some short white shorts and had some brown curly hair tied back. She had nice proportions.
5. This one had a tie-dye shirt and some blonde hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts, but used the abductor machine.

The winner of the day is a tie between Miss Text on the Butt Shorts and Miss Short White Shorts. They both weren't that great, but still 8s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. That guy that seems to only do bench press and biceps every day was there again doing….you guessed it. Maybe he is "supplementing" because I doubt much progress could be made with that routine.

Other Stuff:
1. The Colts won again today to move to 3-0. The offense is still struggling somewhat, but the defense is still playing great. It was another win over a division foe. I expected Tennessee to be the only contender with them in the AFC south, but it is nice to see Houston and Jacksonville losing just in case.
2. I took a beating today in fantasy football. My players couldn't find the end zone which really hurt me in the points department.
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Big o Boy:Thanks; Just when I thought Oklahoma had a mediocre offense, they put up 59 points. Of course 21 were from punt returns, but it still was a boatload of points.

NDBeast:Well, that is why I'm saying Purdue is probably searching for a way to lose. They sure did last year with 21 points off of unforced turnovers. I could have sworn I was watching a bloopers video with two of our players running into a teammate, fumbling, and having it returned for a TD all within a few seconds of each other.

Big o Boy
09-22-2003, 09:54 AM
My dad used to tell me how he used to do a chest/arms ruitine all the time. Just went in and worked out chest & arms. His biceps are still stronger/bigger than mine today, but I have since passed him up on the Benchpress. :D But then again, he doesn't work out anymore... :p

Coke
09-22-2003, 10:01 AM
Yeah bro, them Colts are flyin high right now and I wish them well, but what are they gonna do in a couple of weeks with Tampa Bay?? - :D

j/k, they should be alright!

Beast
09-22-2003, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by ryan1117
NDBeast:Well, that is why I'm saying Purdue is probably searching for a way to lose. They sure did last year with 21 points off of unforced turnovers. I could have sworn I was watching a bloopers video with two of our players running into a teammate, fumbling, and having it returned for a TD all within a few seconds of each other. [/B]
Hehe, yeah, that was funny. I think last year our team was NOT that good, we just got lucky and profited over other teams' mistakes. That's the luck of the Irish for ya....

Saint Patrick
09-22-2003, 05:08 PM
ND Fighting Irish 0wnZ jo0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




oh, and nice lifting Ryan.

ryan1117
09-23-2003, 06:30 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =167.8

Tricep Extensions (90/14!)
Some damn good sets of tricep extensions today! (I always wanted to say that line in my journal) Anyway, the bar speed was really fast and the form was very good. I probably should be upping things to 95, but I'll probably wait until I get 15 reps to keep my reps in the 10-15 range.

DB Bicep Curls (45/13!)
This didn't seem quite as brutal on my forearms as in the previous week. The high reps still take their toll on the forearms since I'm really holding the DBs for 26 reps. (since I do 13 reps per arm) I'm thinking of bumping these up to the 50s, but I think I'll stick with the 45s until I get 15 reps.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/10!)
The improvement that I expected early on continues here.

Hammer Curls (55/7.5)
I meant to drop down to the 50s and do higher reps this week. I forgot though, and ended up getting back the 1/2 rep I lost from last week.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/15!)
This machine was definitely oiled since the 15 reps came fairly easy. The machine didn't seem to be full of friction like it can be many times.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short green shorts. She carried nice lean body mass and wore some brown straight hair in a ponytail. However, she used the abductor machine.
2. This one had some short black inside out shorts with some dark brown curly hair tied back. She also wore a headband that gave her a nice look. Her lean body mass was decent, but she used the abductor machine.
3. This one sort of looked anorexic with some straight black hair in a ponytail. She had a very nice face, but may have committed a major sin by wearing makeup to the gym. She had a dress code violation with some sweats, but they were really tight and proved that she had a nice behind. On second thought, she wasn't that anorexic. She just looked like she lacked a little lean body mass.

The winner goes to Miss Doll Face. Even though she may have been wearing makeup, she was still better than the limited competition on this slow day. She gets an 8.5.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were upright rows in the squat rack.
2. We have these commercials on the radio that always have some guy with some Brooklyn accent peddling creatine. He goes on to say how it doesn't make you fat. Of course it won't make you fat because creatine doesn't contain any calories to begin with! He also bashed carbs like most ignorant people do today by saying others are loaded with carbs that make you fat.

Other Stuff:
1. I'm disappointed with my thermodynamics exam that I got back. Yeah, I beat the average by 16% on a class I'm retaking, but I was disturbed on how I lost the points. I lost 7 or 8 points due to a basic equation category that they didn't require last year, and didn't require on any homework assignments. (which also were not marked off on any of my homeworks, so I didn’t think they were needed) I punched a number in wrong on a no partial credit problem, so despite my method being correct, I ended up with nothing. I still want an A in that class to prove my struggles in there last year were not due to the class, but due to two other classes that took away my time to study for this class.
2. Some Bally's commercial was on TV in the cardio area. I only partially saw it, but I think they showed all these people in a sports bra and volleyball shorts! That's was I call following the proper dress code!:D
3. It was kind of disappointing to see that I haven't set a max deadlift PR in over a month. Of course, I haven't tried for another one since then, but I have some major issues right now with form. It seems like my form got all screwed up when I lost my frame of reference for my foot placement that I used during the summer.

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Big o Boy: I guess it depends though. Doing chest and arms 2-3 times per week like that one guy will lead to over training. What is interesting though is that my best exercise of the big three is the one I have done the shortest amount of time. I have done bench the most, but it will likely be passed by squats some time soon.

CoCoa: Yeah, their schedule picks up in the next few weeks. I like Tampa pretty well because they have Mike Alstott. I usually root for them as long as they aren't playing the Colts. Hopefully, Dungy will have them playing tough against the team that should have never fired him. (I know they ended up winning the Super Bowl, but I don't think their previous struggles in the postseason were necessarily because of Dungy)

NDBeast: I think Ohio State stole it from you guys. 10 of their last 15 wins have been by a TD or less.

Saint Patrick: Hopefully our curse against you guys will be over by around 6:30 on Saturday.

FFeJ
09-23-2003, 10:12 PM
Maybe a good way to put some variety in the db curls would be by doing them simultaneous occasionally.

Big o Boy
09-23-2003, 10:38 PM
Dude some awesome strength there. Very nice curls. I tried those alternating DB curls and they were crap compared to what your doing. You da man. :thumbup:

Coke
09-24-2003, 06:09 AM
I hear you man, Gruden is excellent --the Bucs couldn't have done it without him but it was Dungy who got them on!

ryan1117
09-25-2003, 12:39 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2003 (Legs)

Weight =168.2

Squats (Ass to Floor) (230/8!)
Darn, these felt pretty hard. The reason I say this is because they were fairly close to failure. I usually like to stop a rep short of what I "could" have done just to stay safe and avoid hitting failure since the safety bars are beyond my ATF depth. I don't want the sound of the bar slamming because I had to let it roll off my shoulders.

Calf Raises (5pps/ 10 + 10 second pause at the end)
Like I said last week, the 1 legged calf raises were screwing up my feet. My right foot still kind of seems screwed up from the 1-leggeds. Of course, that still doesn't solve the dilemma I have with the machine busting if I try to put more weight on than this. So, I decided I would do a bunch of reps and then stick a 10 second pause at the end. I could also do these on the smith machine, but I got tired of the dirty looks I would get. Plus, the smith machines are usually full. The standing calf raise machines are possibly the least busy machines in the whole place.

Leg Curls (125/12!)
I'll have to make a decision on if I'll go up to a higher weight or try to get a few more reps before I jump up.

Leg Extensions (168/10)
Like I said last week, I slowed things down on this. I felt I was doing the 175 too fast and sloppy.

Hot Chicks:
1. That doll faced chick was there again from the other day. She still had a dress code violation with some long pants, but at least they were tight. She still wore here dark hair in a ponytail and her face looked just as good.
2. This one had some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some sweats and used the abductor machine.
3. I thought Miss Volleyball Shorts made her triumphant return, but this one was just some chick with some red shoulder length hair. She only had an average face, but her body looked really good in the volleyball shorts that fit really tight. Unfortunately, she was on the exercise bike reading a magazine.
4. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had some medium length gray shorts and nice proportions.
5. This one was short and had some short brown hair tied back. She wore some short yellow text on the butt shorts with some nice lean body mass in her legs.

The winner of the day still goes to Miss Doll Face. She gets a 9 again.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. As if belt boy wasn't annoying enough to look at during the summer, it looks like another guy decided to wear a belt as he walked into the room. I guess walking really strains your back.

Other Stuff:
1. I'm sitting here thinking how it all is going to end in the next few weeks. (good weather) I'm sad to see summer go at the end of it and you can rest-assured that my attitude on winter is that it can kiss my ass when it ends.
2. You know how I was going on and on about a Bally's commercial. Well, I found their commercials on their web page. It took a little bit of rummaging through there, but here is a good one. It starts out looking like a gay porn S&M video only with hot chicks in it. It gets better with close up butt shots of chicks wearing volleyball shorts. Of course the page is full of terrible "toning" info. I'd bet squats have nothing to do with this workout. Even if they did, they would just be some weightless squats.
https://wc.ballyfitness.com/join/pitb/commercials.asp?mov=Pain_L&page=join&section_name=pitb&source=pitb_03&size=large
3. I went to check Bally's rates just out of curiosity. They use the Comcast method. That would be giving you some gimmick early price and then jumping it up to an unknown rate that they won't tell you about online. If you have confidence in your rates, you would have no problem giving them on the web page.
4. I should make a "toning" routine of my own. You would just eat under maintenance and sit on the couch. I could make it work if I wanted to.
5. Part II would be to open your own power plant since many obese Americans found a flaw in the law of conservation of energy. Since many Americans swear they gain weight while eating under maintenance, this would be a great idea.
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FFeJ: I've thought about it, but I still like alternating them. I'll probably go up to the 50s pretty quick. The higher reps aren't a necessity for DB curls.

Big o Boy: Thanks, they do take some getting used to though. I know I shot up fairly quickly when I first started doing them.

CoCoa: Yeah

Big o Boy
09-25-2003, 12:47 PM
lol @ commercial... That is awesome. :D I need to get me a girl to wear volleyball shorts and dance around like that. ;)

FFeJ
09-25-2003, 01:31 PM
They need a university girls (volleyball shorts/volleyball shorts with text specific) gym commercial.

aka23
09-25-2003, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
3. I went to check Bally's rates just out of curiosity. They use the Comcast method. That would be giving you some gimmick early price and then jumping it up to an unknown rate that they won't tell you about online. If you have confidence in your rates, you would have no problem giving them on the web page.

It can be difficult to get price quotes for gym memberships. Many places require that you speak with a sales representative before giving any pricing information. Bally's is more awkward than most clubs. It is my understanding that they have a different special almost every week that adjusts their basic rates. They also have quite a few different programs with different rates and different lengths of memberships. Typical rates are on the order of $30-$40 per month.

ryan1117
09-26-2003, 07:45 PM
Friday, September 26, 2003(Rest Day)
It was a monsoon out there when I was on my way to get my groceries. There was lots of standing water that blinded you randomly splashing up while you were driving. Luckily, the grocery store was almost dead. There weren't any old people blocking the aisles! My sleep has been sort of sorry the last few days, which I don't get.

Best Game of Last Week:
Northern Illinois over Alabama
Northern Illinois has beaten two major teams now in Maryland and Alabama. Finally, they get some respect by being ranked in the poll. If they would be Wisconsin, they would be ranked in the top ten!

My Joe Tiller, Punt it on 4th and short past the 50 call of the week:
Picking Florida over Tennsessee
Florida didn't seem to look like the same team that should have beaten Miami a few weeks back.

Tomorrow's Games

Game of the Week:
Washington State @ Oregon
Oregon really impressed me by beating Michigan. Washington State has looked good all year with the exception of the 4th quarter against Notre Dame. Oregon might be prone to a letdown, but I think they win this one.

Ducks 35 Cougars 27

Potential Upset of the Week:
Illinois over Wisconsin
Illinois is set for a breakthrough game. Will it be this week? Last year, Illinois beat Wisconsin pretty good at Camp Randal Stadium. Illinois has been putting a lot of total yards up on offense, but has still had trouble turning all that into points. If they limit turnovers, I think they beat Wisconsin.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Minnesota (24th)
2. Missouri (23rd)
3. Washington (18th)
4. Ohio State (4th)
5. Virginia Tech (5th)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Bowling Green (31st)
2. Wake Forest (30th)

Momentum:

Going Up: Tennessee
Their win at the Swamp surprised me.

Going Down: Notre Dame
I'm worried they will come here all pissed from the last two weeks. Hopefully that won't be enough.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
Michigan looked to be gaining on them, but that quickly ended.

Worst Team: UTEP
They lost 42-7 to a horrendous Arizona team at the start of the year. Since my team beat Arizona by 52 points last week, does that mean they would beat UTEP by 87 if they ever played them?

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Purdue vs. Notre Dame:
I probably would be picking an easy win if this was any other team that has played like Notre Dame so far. Las Vegas has Purdue as a 10 point favorite and Kirk Herbstreit is picking Purdue by 3 touchdowns. We will have to see who Lee Corso picks tomorrow since he usually seems to be wrong. However, with how Purdue has found every way possible to beat themselves the past few years, I think it will be a close game. The last 5 games between these two have all been by a touchdown or less and I think that trend might continue. The key to the game will be turnovers. If Purdue turns the ball over a bunch like the previous 3 years, they will lose. If they don't make turnovers, they probably will win.

Purdue 24 Notre Dame 20

Other Stuff
1. I ate a whole Jack's Pizza and I'm still hungry. I guess that is why they don't cost that much.
2. I'm glad this rain is here tonight. It originally was forecasted for tomorrow. That is good, because I’m supposed to tailgate before the game, and it wouldn't be any fun in the rain. Plus, I'd rather have decent weather for the game.
3. Hopefully, I can get to sleep fairly early tonight so I can get an early start tomorrow morning to the gym.
4. I keep thinking when I see that Twix commercial that some little kid will mimic that guy putting peanut butter on a CD and putting it into the player.
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Big o Boy: Go for it!

FFeJ: That would be nice, but I'm afraid they would be the typical low quality university commercials. They have some pretty bad local commercials here.

aka23: 30 to 40 doesn't sound to bad per month, but I've never been there though.

Big o Boy
09-26-2003, 10:29 PM
Jack's pizza... haha I had that tonight. Didn't eat a whole pizza, had to share with brothers and sis. But we cooked 3 of them, and I ate all but 1/8th if all added together. And yea, I was still hungry. Dijourno(SP?) still takes 1st when it comes to frozen pizza. ;)

ryan1117
09-27-2003, 11:50 PM
Saturday, September 27, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 166.8

DB Bench (80/15!)
My balance seemed sorry on this after it was getting better. Either way, I willed my way to 15 reps here. I didn't think I was going to get 15, but I pulled it off.

DB Incline (70/14.5!)
These were similar to the DB Bench. The reps seemed fairly bad early on and I didn't think I was going to get this many reps.

DB Laterals (30/10)
These never seem to be pretty, but I upped these to 10 reps.

BB Military (135/9.5)
I really thought I could improve here today, but I guess since I'm fatigued from the previous exercises, I have trouble upping the reps. The strange thing though is that all this doesn't affect dips. But, then again, I've always done dips at the end of my workout.

Cybex Abs (160/15.5!)
As usual, I upped these by a slight amount.

Dips (BW+90/9!)
Wow! I expected to get 9 reps, but things felt really easy here. In other news, I just thought about why the hell I'm using 2 35s and 2 10s. Next time, I'll use my brain and use 2 45s.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some black hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats and had nice proportions.
2. This one wore some short black shorts and had some straight brown shoulder length hair. She was stretching so her shorts had even less coverage.
3. This one had some really short green shorts and some brown straight hair in a ponytail. She had nice legs.
4. This one had some straight dark brown hair in a ponytail and was bending over in some volleyball shorts. Her behind was nicely shaped. She was using the cardio rowing machine.

The winner today is a no-brainer with Miss Cardio Rowing Machine.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack
2. There were even more curls in the squat rack.
3. Some guy was doing 1/2 squats, but that is more common than not.
4. Some guy was doing DB curls and putting one hand behind the back. Why not put it on the side. It's not like it is going to make a difference since he isn't using it anyway while he curls a DB with one arm.

Other Stuff:
1. Let's see, today a team forced 4 turnovers, had the other team outgained them by over 120 yards, played poor on offense, had a bunch of return yards on special teams, and won. I wonder who that team was based on the previous Purdue/Notre Dame games. I would have been shocked if someone told me this before the game that Purdue would win in that fashion. I said the key to this game would be turnovers, and Purdue didn't make any.
2. I'm starting to worry though about the QB situation. Orton played a really sorry game even though it was against a good defense. I have been saying all year that Kirsch is the better QB on the team. It's not that I think Orton is a bad QB, I just think Kirsch is a better one with his mobility.
3. Jerome Brooks needs to also return punts for Purdue. He did great on kickoffs today.
4. 661 passing yards!!!??? Are you freaking kidding me? That's what that Texas Tech QB B.J. Simmons threw for today.
5. Missouri proved how overrated they are today. For some reason, they moved up in the polls after an OT win over a division 1-AA team last week. They won't be ranked though after losing to Kansas.
6. Fitzgearald is a great receiver for Pitt. Triple teamed? No problem.
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Big o Boy: Yeah, I like DiGiorno better. Jacks is really thin unless you get the self-rising crust.

ryan1117
09-28-2003, 09:41 PM
Sunday, September 28, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 169.2
Nearly a 3 pound increase in one day? I t must have been big time water retention.

Deadlifts(Form Work)
Something is very wrong with my form here. My shins were leaning way too far forward along with my body going way in front of the bar. This was causing my legs to practically lock out before the bar would leave the ground. I decided to not even try a heavy set, because that would be risking an injury. On top of that, I have been experiencing a little bit of bad pain in my back. Like I have been saying week after week, I'm totally screwing up my foot placement. So, I dropped things down to 315 and worked on form there. I THINK my problem is that my feet are too close together. That is likely the reason my shins are leaning so far forward when I lower my hips. I moved my feet out and that seemed to help matters. I really, really hope that will fix the problems I have been having. I've felt uncomfortable pulling here at school ever since I lost my reference for foot position. I'm just very glad that I hit 500 and 505 before I came back here. Right now, I'm starting to think if I make any improvement by January, I'll be happy. Also, some people on here might think that bad form will give you more weight on deadlifts. Well, they're full of sh*t! Bad form makes deadlifts much harder.

Barbell Rows (170/11!)
I should enjoy this token improvement, because it would be all I would get today.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/18 seconds)
I started timing these in my head. This wasn't too bad considering there wasn't much grip on this machine.

Pull Ups (BW+30/8)
Considering all the extra weight I was carrying today, this is actually pretty decent. I was a few pounds heavier and I also ate and drank some stuff before I left. I'd bet I was a good 5 pounds heavier than last week here after all that.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one wore some short gray shorts and had some blonde hair tied back. She was kind of skinny, but still looked good.
2. This one had some short black shorts along with some black hair in a ponytail. She had a gorgeous face. She also was a little skinny, but had nice proportions.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Doll Face. She really had a nice face.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There really weren't any other than a guy that just seemed to stare when I deadlifted.

Other Stuff:
1. I finally had a good day on fantasy football.
2. Welcome back Colts Offense.
3. Even though they gave up some points, the Colts defense looked great again by forcing turnovers.
4. It looks like I'll miss some of the next game due to an exam a week from Monday.
5. The Colts have a gazillion decent backups at running back. Mungro, Rhodes and Williams are all decent. Actually, I sort of feel bad for them because they could get more playing time on other teams. (they only got some today because James was injured)
6. Houston made the right call to go for it on the 1 yard line at the end of the game instead of kicking the field goal. Some of the announcers didn't agree, but you have a better than 50/50 chance to score from the 1. Therefore, it is better to go for it. Even a field goal could still be blocked or have a bad snap.

FFeJ
09-28-2003, 10:07 PM
I hope you get your deadlift form figured out. BTW, is there any way to mark your foot placement with tape or something so that you can set it up correctly each time?

Big o Boy
09-28-2003, 10:21 PM
Wierd... September 21st workout? On the 28th? whoa buddy... something's going wrong here...

Anyway, to comment something on the deads... I had same problem here with leaning too far forward. What I did... you've already read in my journal, is take off my shoes... My shoes had too much of a heel in them and it was causing me to lean forward. You might think it's much, but it's enough to throw you off. Now if your using powerlifting shoes or anything then this is probably not helping at all, but you might try putting something under your toes to help you lean back a little bit.

Mean BB rows, too. I have mad respect for anybody who can do those with that much weight that many times. :bow:

fuzz
09-29-2003, 08:52 AM
Bad form on deads will lead to injury. I don't know anyone who says that will lead to more weight.

Good plan with moving the weight down...

ryan1117
09-30-2003, 05:42 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =168.1

Tricep Extensions (90/16!)
Boom! These exploded up 2 reps today. I'll definitely be moving up to 95 next week. I'm liking the high reps here.

DB Bicep Curls (45/14!)
I won't be going up to 15 reps here. My forearms were murdered after this alternating set. I'll just use the 50s next week since I'll probably be good for 10 with them which still falls in my desired 10-15 rep range.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/10.5!)
I probably could have called this 11 reps, but I'll stick with 10.5.

Hammer Curls (50/7.5)
Damn! These felt the same with the 50s as the 55s last week. Oh well. This is probably the least important exercise in my routine. One interesting thing though is that my bicep curls are past my hammer curls. That used to never be true.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/16!)
This was a slow start which looked like I was going to have a terrible set. But, I pulled off 16 reps and and a PR because I'm special. :)

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short black shorts with some nice legs. She had some blonde hair tied back. She sort of looked a little like Brittany Spears. She had the volleyball player look, but no volleyball shorts.
2. This one had some short gray shorts and some shoulder length straight blonde hair. She was doing hyperextensions probably without the intention of working her back.
3. This one had some straight dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had a nice face and some short balck shorts.
4. This one had some green shorts and some nice lean body mass. She had some brown hair tied back.
5. This one had some light brown straight hair in a ponytail. She had some nice leanness and some medium black shorts. She had to do a zillion sets of abs though including all that side ab crap.
6. There were two chicks with some black straight hair in a ponytail. One wore some short orange shorts with some nicely defined legs. The other one had some short red shorts with some black leggings under them. I thought that looked kind of sexy and unique for some reason. They may have been twins because they looked a lot alike.
7. The chick that I will start calling Miss Volleyball Shorts the 2nd was there today in her volleyball shorts.

The winner of the day goes to the twins. I love quarterbacks eating dirt, pom poms and short skirts, fans who don’t quit……and the twins. Sorry, I got that Coors Light commercial in my head.

Gym Mysteries:
1. A toner had a nice low intensity set on abs. I felt like getting her a pillow since her intensity made it look like she was about to fall asleep. Oh well, she probably doesn't want her abs to get big and bulky.

Other Stuff:
1. I forgot one from Saturday. When we were tailgating before the game, some 400 pound plus guy was wearing a shirt that said, "I beat anorexia."
2. I have a history exam tomorrow. I know I won't do well on it since there is just too much reading for me to cover in depth enough. The biggest problem is that the lecture is loosely related to the reading. I hate that because you are still responsible for the reading, but you also are responsible for lecture. It's like studying for two exams in one. It sounds like most will come from lecture, but I'm really worried I'll get my ass kicked on the essay portion. I usually get terrible credit on essays even when I know exactly what is going on.
3. I have two exams next week also. It is like every semester starts to suck by week six.

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FFeJ: I can mark my foot placement with the knurling on the bar, but things aren't quite as exact. When I was doing some form work, I think I found what my problem was. I found things much more comfortable with the wider stance. Of course, I hope that is not a false sense of security since I had 315 on there which I will easily get regardless of stance or form.

Big o Boy: Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm pretty sure it is my stance. I wore the same shoes in the summer and didn't have the problem. When I tried the wider stance, I noticed the problem went away. Thanks on the barbell rows, but they are still probably my worst lift. I've heard a lot that you should be able to row as much as you bench. My rows are still around 40 pounds behind my bench.

fuzz: Actually, there were a few highly debated threads on here within the last month from a few people implying that bad form leads to more weight. (with the mention of deadlifts) I'm with you though in not agreeing with it.

Saint Patrick
09-30-2003, 06:12 PM
nice work on the rows and weighted pull ups.


and yes, notre dame was /pwn3d for the third week in a row.

ryan1117
10-02-2003, 05:13 PM
Thursday, October 02, 2003 (Legs)
I'm a little under the weather today. I'm getting my annual allergies when it cools off.

Weight =167.4

Squats (Ass to Floor) (230/8)
I'm probably looking to up things by 5 pounds for the same number of reps every other week. That is a still a decent pace for me since if everything goes right; it will be 35 pounds improvement. I still keep screwing things up by descending too fast. It sort of gives my hips and knees a shock when I do that which is not good. However, my glutes are hitting my calves, so things are good there. I get a lot of stares with ATF squats since even parallel seems deep to most people in my gym. I sure hope improvement here will directly transfer to my parallel strength.

Calf Raises (5pps/ 11 + 10 second pause at the end)
I added a rep here with the same 10 second pause on the last rep. I'll have to figure out if I want to keep adding reps or pauses since this is pretty much the max that machine can hold. (I tried to add 10 extra pounds to this weight last year and the machine broke on me)

Leg Curls (125/12.5!)
These felt fairly easy today. I'm still having a hard time deciding when I'm going to jump things up to the next peg which I think will be something like 138 pounds.

Leg Extensions (168/10.5)
This is better than last week with the slower speed.

Hot Chicks:
1. I saw Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals on my way to class the other day.
2. This one had a blue camouflage shirt, but a dress code violation with some sweats. She wore some dark brown hair tied back.
3. This one wore some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She had some short black tight shorts. She was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was working her abs.
4. This one had some brown curly hair tied back. She was a cardio queen, but she had on some black volleyball shorts with a nice pair of legs, so I'm going to pull an Ohio State Andy Katzenmoyer and make her eligible here because of the volleyball shorts.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Cardio Queen.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy was using the abductor machine.

Other Stuff:
1. The history exam went maybe a little better than I thought. I wasn't expecting to do great though. The multiple choice questions went okay, but there were 3 or 4 I wasn't sure of. We had a choice of topics to write about for the 1/2 your exam grade essay portion. I gambled there by only studying in depth one topic. (figuring it would be a choice) Sure enough, it was a choice there, so I was able to get away without studying the other choices very much. It kind of sucked though since you only had about 30 minutes to do your essay once you finished the objective portion of the exam. I tried a little idea I had that I kind of was laughing about once I walked out the door. I went into all these aspects of Greek and Roman environmental problems. After I got all those down, time was running out. So, I just listed a bunch of other environmental problems and said I didn't have time to explain them. We will see if that strategy will get me any extra points since there is no way you could explain in depth all the environmental problems within the time given.
2. I watched 2 Fast 2 Furious last night. It was okay. I heard bad things about it, so it was a little bit of a pleasant surprise since it wasn't terrible.
3. I read in the paper that some speaker came to campus about body image. The article made it sound like your typical blow smoke up the ass presentation. Way to go with the loser's mentality. :thumbup: :thumbup:™
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Saint Patrick: Thanks. I think you guys will be better with Quinn, but the upcoming schedule is brutal for you guys.

ryan1117
10-03-2003, 03:52 PM
Friday, October 03, 2003(Rest Day)
I feel even worse today. I have all this damn allergy stuff since it got sort of cold here. Some good news came when I took a few measurements for the fun of it. I gained an inch in my chest, 1/2 an inch in my legs, and .25 inches in my arms all while losing 1/2 an inch in my waist. This is nice since these comparisons are at roughly the same bodyweight as I was last spring. So, I guess I got something that I wasn't even trying for.

Best Game of Last Week:
Miami over West Virginia
This was actually last night, but I'll group this with last week since my updates are on Friday. A not so good West Virginia team took the lead with about 2 minutes left against Miami on one of the best runs I have seen after a catch in a long time. West Virginia then looked like Purdue did last year by allowing Miami to march down the field and win.

My Jim Chaney Call of the Week :
2 of my 3 picks for last week
Washington State killed Oregon and Wisconsin beat Illinois fairly easy. At least I was correct on the important one.

Tomorrow's Games

Game of the Week:
Kansas State at Texas
This is one of the bigger match ups in the year in the Big XII. I'd say both teams are about even, but since the game will be played in Texas, Texas will win.

Final Score: Longhorns 34 Wildcats 27

Potential Upset of the Week:
UCLA over Washington
Washington is very overrated. I guess the biggest question will be if UCLA is bad enough to lose this game.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Washington (18th)
2. Minnesota (21st)
3. Wisconsin (29th)
4. Ohio State (3rd)
5. Miami (2nd)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Bowling Green (28th)

Momentum:

Going Up: Washington State
Washington State is playing the best football in the Pac 10 right now.

Going Down: Oregon
They looked great against Michigan and then look like they did last week.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
They are moving further and further away from the pack since Miami, OSU, and Virginia Tech all look questionable. I'd say Florida State would be the closest team to them.

Worst Team: Army
UTEP won a game (even though it was against a I-AA team), so Army takes over this spot.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Purdue vs. Illinois:
Purdue is 2 for 2 on payback games this year. This will be the third one. Last year, all the hype that week was about Paterno and Penn State whining about a call against them in the Michigan game. That was a slap in the face, because two of the worst calls of the year were made in the Purdue/Illinois game. But, since the game wasn't on TV, the two terrible calls weren't exposed. In a crazy game, Purdue fell behind 24-0. Special Teams were typical of a Scott Downing coached unit by letting Illinois return the opening kickoff for a TD. Anyway, Tiller pulled Orton when it was 24-0 to bring in Kirsch. All the Purdue fans that bash people like me for my opinion that Kirsch is the better QB absolutely hate it when people bring up that Purdue scored 31 straight points to take a 31-24 lead with Kirsch in there. After that, the bad calls came up. Illinois faced 4th and goal with under 10 seconds left in the game. They got hit behind the line and never came anywhere near breaking the plane. (I was at that game and in that end zone) The refs end up giving Illinois a TD most likely because the game was at Illinois. But wait! The game isn't over. Purdue completes a hail mary for the game winning TD. Standeford catches the ball and puts a foot down in the end zone. About a second later, he gets pushed out of the end zone. Since the refs weren't in position to make the call, they call him down at the 1 and make the game go to OT. Purdue ends up losing in OT. Luckily, Purdue should get revenge since Illinois has already lost to a bad Missouri team and got blown out by an overrated Wisconsin team.

For some reason, some Illinois fans are talking trash despite being 1-4 with the lone win being over a division I-AA team (which by the way put over 500 yards of offense on them) I see Void and Brooks both going over 100 yards rushing. If Brandon Jones would get enough carries, he would too. Kirsch would also rush for over 100 yards, but Tiller and Chaney wouldn't want a mobile QB like that.

Purdue 41 Illinois 24

Other Stuff
1. It seems to rain every Friday. At least it doesn't on Saturday.
2. I'm pissed because they took football off TV at noon tomorrow on ESPN and ESPN2 because of baseball. At least I'll still get to see IU get slaughtered by Michigan State on local TV at noon.
3. I'm glad we have a 3:30 game tomorrow. That way I have time to go to the gym and not be in a hurry.

Coke
10-03-2003, 04:10 PM
good news about gaining the inches, thats what its all about! - :thumbup:

Big o Boy
10-04-2003, 03:12 PM
Dude, I'm watching the Purdue/Illinois game right now, and your team is OWNING! 20-0 with 3 min. left in the 1st. :p

That 1/4back has got an arm now... geez. I've never seen Purdue play before either.

ryan1117
10-04-2003, 10:14 PM
Saturday, October 04, 2003(Push Day)
I felt terrible this morning. All this allergy/sinus type of stuff has made me all dehydrated and tired.

Weight = 167.2

DB Bench (85/12!)
I upped things to the 85s this week since I got my 15 reps at 80 last week. My balance was surprisingly good here. It may have helped with me double-checking that I was gripping the dead center of the handle for the DBs. It is amazing how just being slightly off center will screw up your balance. I still would like to see my DB strength increase. I seem to do less with the DBs in comparison to other people that do the same with the barbell as me.

DB Incline (70/15!)
These felt terrible on the start, but I was able to go through 15 agonizing reps on this with me feeling all lightheaded from whatever I have right now.

DB Laterals (30/10)
I really was a zombie by here. I didn't really care that I didn't get any improvement. I was just happy to be where I was.

BB Military (135/10)
This is the best I have done on this with where it is in my workout. The 10th rep was a little scary since it took some work to get it. Even if I would have hit failure, I would have just let it roll off my lap, but that doesn't look good.

Cybex Abs (160/16)
The machine seemed to have more friction this week.

Dips (BW+90/10!)
Dips have been surprisingly easy the last few weeks. I've had great speed on the early reps. I took a hit in the shin from the 2 45s I had on the chain. That kind of hurt my shin.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some dark blue shorts and some black straight hair in a ponytail. She had nice proportions and was there for quite awhile. (my push day takes me 1.5 hours and she was there the entire time)
2. This one had a dress code violation (by their standards) with a white tank top. She had some blonde straight hair in a ponytail. She wore some short red shorts.
3. This one had some long straight black hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray shorts and had a nice overall body. She wore a tight shirt and had a decent chest for how lean she was. She also did hyperextensions probably thinking the main purpose is for the abs.
4. This one had a pink shirt on with some brown curly hair in a ponytail. She had some short black shorts, but looked anorexic. She had a gorgeous face.
5. This one had some medium length black hair. She had some short black volleyball shorts that were nice and tight. She was doing some ab work and had a decent face.
6. This one had some straight long blonde hair in a ponytail. She had some medium length blue shorts. She had nice proportions, but didn't really have much lean body mass.

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss Short Gray Shorts and Miss Tight Volleyball Shorts. They both get 8.5s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There was a dress code violation with a chick wearing volleyball shorts. How could this possibly happen you ask? It's easy. When there is cottage cheese on the legs, you don't fit into the volleyball shorts dress code bracket.
2. Some guy was doing DB shrugs blocking access to the DBs. I'll leave out the weight. After all, you "optimists" will think I was making fun of the weight instead of making fun of him not lifting to his potential.

Other Stuff:
1. I was pleased with the game today. There were a few things that bothered me, but a lot of that could have just been because the game was pretty much over in the first quarter and maybe the intensity went down.
2. I was very impressed by the defensive effort. Beutjer was leading the Big Ten in passing and the defense shut him down. Illinois had less than 200 total yards and only 153 passing. That sure makes things easier on the offense when they get great field position and the other team's defense has little rest time.
3. I was bothered by the blown calls in the 2nd quarter. Even though the game wasn't in doubt, replay clearly showed that Purdue had a TD. The player was stopped at the goal line on the dive, but he never went down and went across on the 2nd effort. But, the refs seemed to quit watching after the first effort and called him short. On the next play, Illinois was hit behind the line. (Let's see; they take over on downs at the 1 inch line. If you get hit behind the line, that is a safety.) When I watched the replay of the game after I got back from it, the announcers both admitted that both calls were bad calls. What is the significance of this? Purdue was robbed TWICE in the last few seconds of the game last year against Illinois. That makes it 4 terrible goal line calls against Illinois in the last two years.
4. Special Teams looked very good all year until a few plays today. They had a blocked extra point, a blocked field goal, a bad snap on an extra point, and a punt returned for a TD. They absolutely can't afford to go back to terrible special teams play. That is how you lead the Big Ten in total offense and total defense, but go 7-6. (which Purdue did last year) On the bright side, they hit a 50 yard field goal.
5. Washington proved how overrated they are today.
6. Iowa beating Michigan was a major plus for the Big Ten race. That helps everyone out contending for the Big Ten Title.
7. I sure hope Michigan exposes Minnesota on Friday. It bugs me to death how Minnesota schedules 4 cupcakes every year. To make matters worse, they dodge Purdue and Ohio State in the Big Ten. On top of that, they get most of their tough games at home. They do play Iowa on the road though.
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CoCoa: Thanks. Like I said, it is even nicer when I'm not expecting it.

Big o Boy: Yeah, they had ~380 yards on offense at half time. The coaching staff doesn't allow Orton to throw the ball deep enough though. But, when screens are going for 40-50 yards, I guess you don't need to throw deep. :) The second half was boring since they pretty much ran it on every down. I caught the 2nd half of the Oklahoma game when I got back, but the game was already pretty much over by then.

FFeJ
10-05-2003, 05:03 PM
I agree with you on the balance thing with the dumbells. I've made it a habit of trying to put my hands in the exact center of the handles when they're resting on my legs before i begin the set.

Big o Boy
10-05-2003, 09:34 PM
Hmm... Maybe I should try that. heh. And you just HAD to out-do my WO by 1 rep on those DB presses huh? ;) That's it, I'm hitting 15 of those badboys when I hit chest again. :D

Our strength seems to be pretty close in comparison. I like reading your journal to compare. You seem to have better endurance than me though. After hitting the flat presses really hard, I might go to incline, military, or dips afterwards, but on your lifts that seems like my max effort on all my lifts fresh. :thumbup: Keep up the hard work, and Go SOONERS... texas. hmmph.

ryan1117
10-05-2003, 10:22 PM
Sunday, October 05, 2003(Pull Day)
Things keep getting worse with all this sinus stuff rather then better. I was all out of energy, dehydrated, and really wasn't going to go to the gym this morning. After being up for about 30 minutes, I decided to go ahead and go to the gym despite feeling like crap since I probably won't have a back day this upcoming weekend due to October Break. That would make it 3 weeks between back days if I skipped today. I don't know if how I was feeling affected my lifting, but I'll just assume it didn't.

Weight = 167

Deadlifts(More Form Work)
Since I wasn't feeling all too well, I figured I'd still work on form. I messed around with 315 for some stances. Things seemed fairly well. Then, I did some work with 405 since 315 can be light enough to give me a false sense of security. Some of the reps with 405 seemed to be decent, but after a few reps, my feet seemed to come in too close and it was the same old crap. I'm still pissed with why things feel so uncomfortable. I noticed that I may be slightly un-centered with the bar. My right foot seems to want to be closer to my body than the left. This can be backed up with the problems I have been having on with the right hand being on the OUTSIDE of the thigh. That shouldn't be happening on the sumo stance. What worries me is that I won't be able to get away with this sub-par form on a heavier weight.

Barbell Rows (175/7)
I upped things to 175 this week and things seemed okay. I didn't push myself too hard here.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/19 seconds)
I had an extra second on the static hold here today.

Pull Ups (BW+30/8.5!)
I was sort of on the borderline of getting 9 reps here. Actually, I probably did, but I'll call things as 8.5 reps which is still improvement.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail with some short white shorts. She had nice proportions and I think she was watching football while on the treadmill.
2. This one had some short blonde hair tied back. She wore some volleyball shorts, but they were a little long. The good volleyball shorts should go 1-1.5 feet above the knee and not a few inches.
3. This one had some short light blue shorts. She had some fat, but no cottage cheese. She had blonde hair tied back and was standing and stretching her hamstrings which made the short shorts even shorter.
4. This one had some dark brown curly hair tied back. She had a volleyball shirt on. At this time, I was thinking, "you better be wearing volleyball shorts to go with the volleyball shirt". Sure enough, she was. They were how they were supposed to be in being short and tight. She had a little fat on her legs, but no cottage cheese. The slight bit of fat actually made the legs look decent due to more curves. She let me down though by being on the recumbent bike and reading a book. That is what you call a chick that gets her looks solely from the diet. (which is 3/4 of the battle anyway in my opinion)
5. This chick wasn't at the gym but was in the crowd during the football game. She was wearing a top similar to a sports bra, but not as tight. She had a drop dead gorgeous face along with a surprisingly lean mid section. Usually even most attractive ones have soft mid sections. She probably picked me off a lot because she was in my line of sight towards the Jumbotron. So, every time I was checking out a replay, it was hard not to get a look in at her. She had a flat chest, but that is easy for me to overlook when someone isn't fat due to the low supply.

The winner will go to the football chick even though she wasn't at the gym. If I keep thinking of how hot a chick was at a later time, you know she was hot.

Gym Mysteries:
1. This isn't really a mystery, but the one guy that I have been giving a hard time in my journal was doing squats today. Good for him.

Other Stuff:
1. I really hope my sinuses recover soon. I forgot all this started on Thursday until I looked back in my journal. Plus, things have gotten worse rather than better the last few days.
2. Like I said, I probably won't have a back day next weekend due to Octoberbreak. I sort of learned a lesson at the end of the summer not to try to cram in workouts to make up for missed days. That seemed to hurt me more than it helped me. I figure going an extra week without a portion of my body won't really hurt me. Plus, I don't want to have to work out in the afternoon like I would on one of the days. That gym is a mess.
3. New England helped the Colts out today by beating Tennessee. That is good since the Colts will be underdogs against Tampa Bay tomorrow night.
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FFeJ: Yeah, losing my balance even slightly can ruin a set of anything with the DBs.

Big o Boy: I noticed that when I read it after my workout. Actually, my endurance isn't very good. I know my BB Military takes a hit when I do it after other upper body exercises. I've always done dips last so I don't know how much they are affected. I figure if you guys beat Texas, you should be in really good shape. I don't see another game before the Big XII championship where you guys shouldn't be a double-digit favorite after Texas. Plus, Bob Stoops doesn't lose to Mack Brown.

ryan1117
10-07-2003, 08:41 PM
Tuesday, October 07, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =167.5

Tricep Extensions (95/15!)
My tricep strength has shot through the roof in the past month or so. These feel really comfortable and my form feels great. It will be on to 100 next week, which will be easier since I can just load up 35s on each end. da..da..da.da.da.da…One…Two…Three…Four…FIRST DOWN!

DB Bicep Curls (50/9)
This wasn't too bad of a dropoff for my first set of DB Bicep Curls with the 50s. It is now official that they have passed hammer curls. About a year ago, my DB Bicep Curls trailed my hammer curls by 10 pounds. They now are officially stronger.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/12!)
Here we go with more proof that my tricep extensions weren't a fluke.

Hammer Curls (50/8)
These felt slightly easier than last week. My form probably still trails bicep curls though on these.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/16.5!)
This machine felt oiled today.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short yellow shorts and some brown curly hair tied back. She had nice lean body mass. She also had a little bit of fat, but no cottage cheese. She was wearing black underwear. How do I know that? You could tell by the contrast when she was doing DB kickbacks!
2. This one had some red hair tied back. She wore some black volleyball shorts. Her behind was nicely shaped, but she was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was working her abs more than her back.
3. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had a great face and was sort of tall. However, she used the abductor machine.
4. This one had some white shorts and some brown hair tied back. She was sort of short and had some nicely shaped legs. Her face wasn't too shabby either.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Doll Face. Even though she had a dress code violation and used the abductor machine, she still wins.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. An adjustable bench was broken. I hope they fix it quickly. Things are too crowded as they are.

Other Stuff:
1. I find it hilarious how McDonalds is trying to act all health-conscious now. Sure, they aren't as bad as some other offenders such as Subway (foot long spicy Italian sub) and Pizza Hut (any supreme pan pizza), but they still serve crap in terms of health. I heard on some radio commercial that they serve up a step meter now with every adult happy meal or something like that.

WALKING SHOULDN'T COUNT AS EXERCISE!

To prove my point, I did a search on yahoo, and found a site to calculate calories burned. I figured I'd look up the target audience for McDonalds here. I figured I'd pick out Miss Target Audience, who is your typical Purdue female. Okay, I'll go with 22 years old. She will be 5-4 and will be doing some intense walking. She probably will claim 135 pounds, so I'll enter the actual value of 155. I probably walk 4 miles per hour since it takes me 15 minutes to walk to my history class that is a mile away. When I'm walking to class, people are usually super slow and piss me off by blocking the sidewalk with their fat ass. So, Miss Target Audience will be doing her workout with a 3 mile per hour walk. It is time to let the web page work its magic. Miss Target Audience just burned 232 calories in a full hour of walking. The page tells me that equals 0.39 Big Macs. Miss Target Audience still has a lot of work to do. She still has about another five miles to go in order to burn off that Big Mac.

BUT

I'm not going to make the mistake most people make by assuming that 232 extra calories were burned in that hour. Miss Target Audience could have just plopped down on the futon and watched Lifetime in that hour instead. After nearly converting to a lesbian and being convinced that every man is a convicted sex-offender, Miss Target audience will have burned 70 calories. So, miss target audience really can reward herself with 0.39 minus 0.12 Big Macs, which equals a little over a quarter of a Big Mac for walking 3 miles. If Miss Target Audience wants to have a whole Big Mac as an extra snack for the day, she will have to walk 12 miles. All of a sudden, a sound diet is looking like a lot better of a plan.

All is not lost though. Thanks to McDonalds, Miss Target audience can now pass the buck on her physical condition since she is doing something about it. It won't be for a few years though until she can add more pre-planned excuses such as having a child or getting older. She can go around telling guys that she has too much muscle despite not lifting weights at any point in her entire life. After that doesn't fly, we will see some Shallow Police Brutality. If you thought members of PETA were crazy, you ain't seen nothin yet! She could of course just go to the gym and permanently increase her metabolism by adding lean body mass. Hell, she may even make it to the Hot Chick Report. Oh wait, I don’t' lift drunk.

2. Speaking of fast food chains. I think I heard something so stupid that I laughed. I think Subway had a commercial that said, "What Would Jared Do?" I'll stop laughing sometime this week.
3. I'm still shocked about the game last night. That was one of the greatest comebacks I have ever seen. My Colts were down 35-21 with less than 5 minutes to go at Tampa Bay. They won in OT by a score of 38-35. Not only did they make that comeback in such a short time, it was against the NFL's best defense and also one of the best defenses of all time. The controversial call in OT was correct according to the book, but I admit it was nitpicking. I personally don't feel that kind of call should be made in that situation even though it helped my team. However, the Colts looked to recover the onside kick with 2.5 minutes to go in regulation and they also got royally screwed on the running into the kicker call where the kicker ran into Rhodes who was lying on the ground. It was way too good of a comeback to go to waste. I was so worried in OT that the comeback wouldn't mean much unless they won. I'm glad they did. Hopefully, I can tape it on ESPN Classic this weekend when I go home for Octoberbreak. (we don't get Classic here)
4. That is also why I don't give up on my teams when they are on TV. I may change the channel if my team isn't playing in the game, but it is a different story when they are.

fuzz
10-07-2003, 08:57 PM
Wow.

Nice rant. Cynical much? ;)

Big o Boy
10-07-2003, 11:11 PM
he must be able to type really really fast. ;) :D

Gratz on the tricep work, I need to try somma those extentions... you using... what are you using to pile on those 35's? Wouldn't 4 35's = 140? I don't understand. Anyhow, great work... I bet your flat Bench has gone up some due to the triceps, too. ;) When do you plan to max again?

Coke
10-08-2003, 06:17 AM
Man, you are one of the biggest ranters but it is cool - :D

...I am in a football pool and I bet that the Colts would win againt Tampa Bay. It did not look like it would happen at first, did it?? - ;)

nice arm session bro!

ryan1117
10-09-2003, 07:11 PM
Wednesday, October 08, 2003(Legs)

Weight =167

Squats (Ass to Floor) (235/8!)
Depth may have been a little short on a rep or two, but things were close if it was. Either way, things were upped to 235 this week.

Calf Raises (5pps/ 12 + 10 second pause at the end)
These were kind of intense due to the high reps and the pause, but things felt good here. I still wish I could get 6 plates per side on to that machine. I wouldn't have to go through the pause or high rep stuff.

Leg Curls (130/9)
I found a useful 5 pound add on for the curls. Hopefully, I can continue to find it because I like 5 pound increments a lot better than 12.5 pound increments.

Leg Extensions (168/11)
These still felt somewhat strange. They didn't feel hard, but still felt strange.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short yellow shorts and some brown straight hair in a ponytail. She had some nice proportions, but I only got a glance in at her.
2. This one had some blonde long curly hair in a ponytail. She was sort of tall with nice proportions. She had a volleyball player's body, but no volleyball shorts. Her face was pretty damn good.
3. This one had some blonde straight shoulder length hair. She had some short white shorts along with nice proportions. She just stuck to machines though.
4. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there for only the second time this year while I've been there. She looked promising when she started doing some tricep stuff, but then she went to her trademark exercise of the abductor machine. She did do some leg curls which are nice since she is in volleyball shorts.
5. This one wasn't at the gym, but I saw her on my way to class yesterday. She had some really straight and nice looking blonde hair in a ponytail. She looked modelesque and had a really short skirt on. It was one of those skirts that was so short, you just sort of think to yourself, "Holy Sh*t!" I was wondering how that could have adequate coverage when she sits down. She probably was going to class to sit in the front row and flirt with the professor so she could pass the class. On top of that, she had some very nicely "toned" legs. They had a nice shape to them and were very lean, which is rare to see.

The winner goes to Miss Short Skirt even though she wasn't at the gym. She gets a 9.5.

Gym Mysteries:
1. 2 of the 3 squat racks had unracked bars down at knee level. I bet those people were doing ass to floor squats and just hit failure. Yeah, that's it.
2. There was some 150 pound personal trainer there. Actually, I don't mind how a personal trainer looks, but I overheard him talking about all the great machines instead of squats to work the legs.

Other Stuff:
1. I saw a few posters on the sidewalk on campus side to side. One was for a take back the night march while the other one was a drag queen show flyer. I laughed to myself because I bet the drag queens are probably hotter.
2. This is where things on campus get more fun. That drag show stuff will probably light a fire for the religious protestors. We probably will see some David Koresh impersonator lining up on campus dancing around or whatever else yelling at everyone as they walk by because they are going to go to hell. It will be like watching the Haitians and the Cubans duke it out in Vice City.
3. It won't be long before we then have the students against sweatshops around. They will be decked out in Nike and Abercrombie.
4. In the spring we probably will have a bunch of hippies on a hunger strike with their tents out on the lawn on campus. They will be going strong until it all of a sudden gets cold which will cause them to abandon their cause.
5. I can't stop laughing at a post a Michigan fan made. It looked serious for the first part of the article.

Minnesota Daily news

Worker killed during Michigan practice
By: Kenny Sagittarius

The Michigan Wolverines came in to town last night for the big football game against the Minnesota Gophers this Friday night. Practice was held earlier this morning in the Metrodome for Carr and company to get use to the environment. Tragedy struck half way through practice when Bootney Lee Fonzworth, a janitor, was struck in the head with a football. The Wolverines were running their first team offense against their first team defense in preparation for the undefeated Gophers. Mr. Fonzworth was sweeping the 50th row of the Metrodome when all of a sudden a football came flying through the air and struck the side of his head. “Braylon Edwards was running a 10 yard out and the ball just got away from John a little bit” said Lloyd Carr about the incident. The autopsy showed that the ball was traveling 90 MPH at contact and had already traveled 50 yards in the air. The police have said that charges on Navarre will not be filed because evidence from past games show John clearly has no control over his passes was suppose to be thrown toward Braylon. After practice head coach Lloyd Carr blamed the University of Minnesota for the tragedy since this would not have happened had the gophers had their own stadium. He then went on to say that Navarre is a tremendous quarterback and that the hot temperatures in the metrodome caused the ball to slip out of Navarre’s hand. Either way this event comes as no surprise to some people, Navarre’s high throws have been killing Michigan fans for the past 3 years now.

6. That one was pretty good, but I still wish I could re-read the two best threads I have ever seen in the last two years. Last year, some Michigan fan started talking trash to some Iowa fans about their team. He had a picture in his signature of this guy in a Michigan Jacket that he claimed was not him. The guy had a huge mullet and that thread huge with nothing but shots at that mullet.
7. The other one I wish I could read again was one that Texas and Oklahoma fans were posting on about recruiting two years back. They kept posting Taliban pics as recruits and making up quotes from the opposing team's coach saying, "We don't recruit dirty players!"
8. Wisconsin plays Ohio State this week. As I remember reading in the our school paper, both sets of fans deserve each other.
9. I'm getting a good laugh out of Pitt and Virginia Tech fans that are coming onto the Purdue board to trash talk to the Penn State fans that are visiting for this week's game. One made a post asking if this would be the week that Paterno would slug an official.
10. It will be even livelier on the board there next week, because the Wisconsin fans will be coming over.

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fuzz: I was laughing when I wrote it. It's all because of your avatar. It has such a bad aura that rubs off on me!:p

Big o Boy: When I said 2 35's, I meant a total of 2 35s on the entire bar. I haven't done barbell bench since August. I probably won't for another few weeks or so. I won't do it as part of my workout, it will just be a little extra thing added to help my body stay used to the lift. I'll probably max in December. If my DB strength goes up though, my barbell strength will also go up eventually.

CoCoa: I'd bet that would be nice for a game you are betting on. I can't imagine how bad the people must have felt betting on Tampa Bay in that game.

aka23
10-09-2003, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
I found a useful 5 pound add on for the curls. Hopefully, I can continue to find it because I like 5 pound increments a lot better than 12.5 pound increments

The squats and calf raises are looking very strong. If you cannot find the 5lb add on, some other options are to place a 5lb dumbbell on the stack or a 5lb plate on the pin.

FFeJ
10-09-2003, 09:09 PM
When you do the ATF squats, does it feel like you have to use more of your back on the way up because of going down all of the way? It may be just a flexibility issue for me but that is the case when i switch things up and go ATF from time to time.

fuzz
10-09-2003, 10:15 PM
My avatar is spreads its evil aura all over WBB. I tried to look for a replacement, but nothing suits it.

Also, I've thought of starting a hot chick report in my journal, but nothing could compare to the detail and dedication of yours. Bravo.

ryan1117
10-10-2003, 05:40 PM
Friday, October 10, 2003(Working Coming Later)
I still have a sore throat, so I still haven't been 100% for the last week.

Best Game of Last Week:
Iowa over Michigan
I only got to see the first few minutes of this game due to me having to leave for the Purdue game, but it looked like it was a good one. Michigan took the early lead and looked pretty good before I left. Iowa came back and won it in the end.

My Joe Tiller Leave the starting QB in a 37-3 game in the game until there is 3 minutes to go call of the week :
Only Picking Purdue to win by 17
Okay, I didn't make any bad picks on my 3 picks. So, I guess I had to dig deep and find which correct pick was the furthest off. This game was a blowout from the opening kickoff. The final score of 43-10 probably sounds closer than the game actually was. If you take away the bad call on 4th and goal and the fumble on the 4 yard-line, this game could have easily been 57-10.

Game of the Week:
Ooooh! There's two this week!

Game 1: Florida State vs. Miami
This one could be close due to the rivalry, but I think Florida State is a much better team right now. Miami is very questionable with their near-loss to a West Virginia team that is not very good. I think the Florida State Defense makes things tough for Brock Berlin and FSU wins convincingly.

Final Score: Florida State 41 Miami 24

Oklahoma vs. Texas
Oklahoma always beats Texas. Mack Brown always loses the big game like he will again this year.

Final Score: Oklahoma 30 Texas 21

Potential Upset of the Week:
Wisconsin over Ohio State
This battle of the overrateds may be a good game. I hope Wisconsin wins because they play Purdue next week. I'd rather face them coming off a win rather than a loss. Ohio State has been playing with fire forever, and the will eventually get burned.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Minnesota (17th)
2. TCU (18th)
3. Miami (2nd)
4. Wisconsin (23rd)
5. Ohio State (3rd)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Bowling Green (26th)
2. Texas Tech (27th)

Momentum:

Going Up: Auburn
They have looked good since looking terrible to start the year.

Going Down: North Carolina State
NC State was a top ten team at the start of the year, but is now looking like a mediocre ACC team.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
They get their biggest and possibly their only major test until the Big XII Championship Game (Texas Tech and Oklahoma State may not be easy though)

Worst Team: Army
At least they have Navy at the end of the year.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Purdue vs. Penn State
Here is yet another payback game for Purdue. Penn State is a team that Purdue seems to struggle against even when they should win. That happened a few years back. However, I don't think it will happen this week. Penn State will be forced to pass the ball due to Purdue's 2nd ranked rushing defense in the nation. Penn State on the other hand has one of the worst rushing defenses in the nation. Purdue has a decent running game, but they may not be able to totally take advantage of Penn State's rush D. The running game could open play action passes later in the game to seal the deal. Penn State did seem to have a passing game last week though, so Purdue has something to worry about. Of course, Illinois had a good passing offense and did nothing last week.

Purdue31 Penn State 17

Other Stuff
1. I hope Michigan takes it to Minnesota tonight. Unfortunately, it may be a close game since it is played at Minnesota. It disgusts me how Minnesota scheduled four cupcakes for the non conference season and dodges Purdue and Ohio State in Big Ten Play. They could be a very mediocre team and still go 9-3 thanks to their schedule.
2. I have a workout coming later tonight. The gym won't open until right before kickoff. Obviously, I'm not cutting things that close. I'll get my push day in tonight.
3. Here is a good article on IU football. I can't stop laughing at the headline.
http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/8/082003-8278-036.html
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aka23: Thanks, I like that idea of a 5 pound plate on the pin if I can't find the normal add on.

FFeJ: I'd say it is probably about even. I seemed to use my back to my advantage on a lot of the heavier parallel squats. Using the back to your advantage also seems to help out of the hole on ATF squats. But, my back doesn't really get much of a workout on ATF squats since the weight is roughly 90 pounds lighter than what I would be doing to parallel.

fuzz: Actually I have sort of been thinking to myself that I'm not going into enough detail. But if I went into any more detail, I would have to practically stalk the ones I write about. At least right now, I can just get away with a glance.

Saint Patrick
10-10-2003, 06:15 PM
Ohio State sucks big hairy donkey balls.

I think Toledo is another underrated team.

DK
10-10-2003, 08:21 PM
Bunch of good games tommorow. You were right on with the OU/Texas Game. I'm also looking forward to the Miami/Florida State game.

Go Sooners.

ryan1117
10-10-2003, 11:09 PM
Friday, October 10, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 168

DB Bench (85/13.5!)
I seemed to have lots of power off my chest on these. My DB strength has been going up very nicely in the last month.

DB Incline (75/11!)
I upped things to the 75s this week. This is a PR over a weight I did something like a year back.

DB Laterals (30/10.5!)
Here is some improvement.

BB Military (135/10.5)
I wasn't really expecting these to go up, but they did. They still are a way off my best, but this is the best I have done with them this late in my workout.

Cybex Abs (160/17!)
I labored my way through these, but got another PR.

Dips (BW+95/7)
I forgot to bring along my dip belt, so I had to rent one out. The plates were a little further back on the belt and kept hitting the steps which was annoying. Plus, I'm probably 5 pounds heavier at night than I am in the morning, so this is nothing to get alarmed about.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short blue shorts and some brown hair tied back. She had some nice proportions.
2. This one was a nice looking Asian chick who had some black straight hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants.

The winner of the slow night went to Miss Proportions. She gets an 8.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. CHOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKEEEE! HAHA! I'm loving it. Minnesota was way ahead of Michigan. They were up by 21 in the 4th quarter only to lose. It serves them right for playing 4 cupcakes every year so they only have to go 2-6 in the Big Ten to make a bowl. Minnesota ran for 400 and some yards against Michigan.
2. I got a history exam back that I took last week. I was expecting to do mediocre on it because of all I had to study for. I ended up doing a little better than I thought. But, the big thing came with the curve grade. My 78 on it was good enough for an A, so I'm very happy about that. I'm sure all the reading we were responsible for (that was loosely related to the lecture) helped bring the curve down.
3. I think I did pretty well on my thermodynamics exam. We didn't get it back yet, but looking at the solutions online, things look good. I recognize the numbers they have in the solution from my exam on all the big problems. I think I did miss a small question though, but if things go right, I'll still end up with a good score.
4. I keep thinking of some guy that sits behind me at football games. I always seem to get the good people behind me. He is doing nothing but yelling the same 3 to 4 lines constantly throughout every game. Pretty much every time the opposing QB drops back to pass, he is yelling at the top of his lungs, "Put him in a body bag" or "Break his fu*king legs!" Then, every time a big play is made he yells, "That's the way you debate!" For the longest time, I kept wondering how in the world he came up with that line. I finally figured it out between sets of DB bench tonight. That line comes from Will Ferrell in "Old School". Some people might be annoyed, but I find people like this amusing.
5. Last year during basketball season, I had this guy that was similar behind me. He was a riot. He yelled about everything. He kept talking about how he is juicing, yet he probably was 200 @ 25% bodyfat. He would boo nearly every play.
6. It is off for Octoberbreak after the game tomorrow. I likely won't get another workout in until Thursday. I'll probably just skip arms and continue on with legs.
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Saint Patrick: I would agree until they got blown out by Syracuse last week. Their wins against Marshall and Pitt are impressive though and they are definitely a team a major conference team would not want to play.

DK: Unfortunately, I'll miss both games. They are terrible at updating scores here. They announce them over the PA about twice a game at a volume you can't hear. I wish they could be like Michigan State or Illinois and just have an entire board dedicated solely to other scores. Obviously, you care about your team first, but it would be nice to know other scores every once in awhile.

Big o Boy
10-11-2003, 01:38 AM
Nice DB benching bro, you and me were even this week. ;) Although I've been bulking and starting to put on a little more weight. (173-5ish right now)

Nice predictions on the games. I would love to see Miami lose. I hope OU beats the fire outta Texas. They do every year, and I remember one time when it was like 63-10... I have no doubts they will again, I just can't wait to see the outcome... It gives me shivers just thinking about it. Definitely an exciting game for me! :)

fuzz
10-13-2003, 11:01 PM
I would like to say that Wisconsin will continue their upset streak by beating your teams ass this weekend. And I will be in attendance, and I will be very pleased.

ryan1117
10-16-2003, 12:56 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2003(Legs)

Weight =170.6
I'm not fat, I'm just bloated! (no not really; I got that idea from a commercial) I pretty much had a bunch of straight cheat days over Octoberbreak.

Squats (Ass to Floor) (235/7)
Ouch. I hate when strength mysteriously drops after some time off. What is even more frustrating is that my leg days were not delayed. Leg day was not moved on either side of the Octoberbreak. A scary thing on the 2nd set was how my body wanted to fall forward after a rep. Luckily, I was able to move my right foot forward quickly to keep me from falling forward. In a power rack, this wouldn't be a problem, but in our un-adjustable squat racks, that thing could have slammed me in the neck.

Calf Raises (5pps/ 13 + 10 second pause at the end)
These are actually really intense. I'm guessing that the pause is what makes them like that.

Leg Curls (130/9.5)
I got a half rep extra on here. The speed is pretty fast here, but I think it has more to do with how the machine is set up.

Leg Extensions (168/11.5)
I was expecting a sh*tty set here, but I was able to add a half rep extra with the slower and more controlled speed.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some black straight long hair in a ponytail. She had the doll face look going. She had a dress code violation with some long pants. (even though they were semi-tight) She also was doing hyperextensions probably thinking their main focus is on the abs. She also used the recumbent bike.
2. This one had some dark brown straight hair tied back. She wore a head band and had some short black shorts with some decent looking legs.
3. The twins were there again. They both had some brown hair in a ponytail. One had the text on the butt shorts while the other had some short white shorts. They both have great proportions and nearly identical bodies and faces. (which is why I call them the twins)
4. This one had some medium black text on the butt shorts. She had nice and lean legs with some blonde hair in a ponytail. She used a bunch of machines, but not the abductor machine.
5. This one was tall and had some blonde hair tied back. She had her sleeves rolled up on her shirt and had some short black shorts. I loved her lean body mass.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Doll Face. In reality, she pretty much just has a body that she didn't destroy. She doesn't really have any lean body mass, but isn't fat which puts her ahead of the game on the female side. Her face is what does it for her. She is a solid 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There was a traffic jam at the abductor machine.

Other Stuff:
1. My damn power supply fried itself on my computer. I was just surfing along on the web when the computer shut off. The power supply was smoking, so that was bad. At least my motherboard and peripherals were unharmed. I fixed the problem by getting a new case which came with a power supply for only 10 dollars more than a power supply itself.
2. Cubs Lose! Cubs Lose! Actually I was rooting for them until Game 6. Their behavior at that fan was hypocritical considering all the BS they were spewing after a few incidents happened with the White Sox the last two years.
3. I'll probably do an arm day tomorrow night. I figure they won't really affect my other workouts with them being out of order.

Old Football Stuff from Saturday/Sunday
1. The weekend started off well on the Saturday football games. IU was playing for next to last place in the Big Ten against Northwestern. Northwestern came through in overtime. It was fun listening to the IU announcers going on and on about how they only had 27,000 people at homecoming. They went on about how they don't think that many showed up and started talking about why they can't fill the seats. It was pretty good. I can't wait until the end of the year. If everything goes right with IU losing and Purdue winning, we could have more people than them at the Bucket Game. (it is at IU this year)
2. I sure wish IU wouldn't have scheduled division I-AA Indiana State this year. If they wouldn't have, they could very well have gone winless all year. Their best shot at a win now would be Illinois because they are looking pretty bad.
3. I was also able to see some of the FSU/Miami game. FSU sure has a sh*tty field in regards to drainage. Florida's field is called The Swamp, not Florida State!
4. What's with Florida State? They looked pretty good until this last Saturday.
5. I actually thought Texas would keep it somewhat close against Oklahoma. Boy was I wrong. I'd take Oklahoma by at least 2 TDs right now against any other team out there.
6. It's a good thing the Purdue Defense is looking good right now because as long as Kirsch is on the bench, the offense won't do much against a quality defense.
7. Our 1st-string RB went down on the first play of the game, which isn't good, but at least the best RB on the team got in the game then. Brandon Jones ran for 149. It's too bad it takes an injury to get him an adequate number of carries.
8. I was really pissed at half time. Purdue is running the ball with success in the game, is up 17-7 with about a minute to go in the half, and has two timeouts on about the 20 yard line with 2nd and 3. I'm thinking that the worst they can be going into the half would be 20-7. Whoops, I forgot that Jim Chaney is calling the shots. Hey, let's throw into double coverage on 2nd and short with two timeouts on a team we have been running the ball well against. They picked it off, ran it back to about the 3, and scored a TD off of it. Nice play calling Jim Chaney!
9. Paterno sure is paranoid with the refs now days. I couldn't stop laughing when he was arguing a personal foul penalty when a Penn State player nailed Anthony Chambers after he called a fair catch.
10. I tried to tune into the Notre Dame/Pitt game on my drive back home. I couldn't believe I couldn't find a radio station with the game on considering at that point, I was only about 45 minutes from South Bend. My guess was that baseball was taking up a few of the stations. What was sort of funny was that I was getting crystal-clear reception on the radio of the announcers from BOTH sides of the Tennessee/Georgia game. I ended up listening to the Nebraska/Missouri game.
11. I capped the day off by watching the Wisconsin/Ohio State game once I got back. I was really glad to see Ohio State go down. There is no such thing as intentionally playing games close to win like people claimed OSU did last year. It is one thing when that happens….Luck. Good teams don't allow the games to be close in the first place so luck doesn't come into play.
12. That Reynolds guy on Ohio State got a slap in the wrist for his criminal move on Wisconsin QB Jim Sorgi. Replay clearly showed him putting his hand on Sorgi's neck and choking him with all his weight on it. Sorgi had to leave the game. It looks like he will only get a 1-game suspension. That is totally wrong. I now don't respect him and Tressel. I now have an instant view of Tressel being a dirty coach. That play was one of the cheapest shots I have seen in a long time.
13. The NFL needs to get rid of instant replay. When replay came to the NFL a few years back, I felt it was the best thing that could happen to the game. I figured replay would completely eliminate bad calls in games. One of the calls in the Colts/Panthers game put me over the edge. The Colts intercepted a pass on about the 5 yard line which was a momentum-changing play. The defensive player then proceeded to try to make it to the end zone. He took 4 or 5 steps after the catch and proceeded to fumble the football. Another Colt recovered the fumble. Before, the offense got a snap off, the play was challenged. During the challenge, I and the announcers were saying how this was an open and shut replay. I even went on to say during the challenge that there is no way the refs could screw things up based on the replay. I figured I would mention that since I am very familiar with some horrible calls from instant replay. The slow motion replay showed the ball going into the Colts player's hands with BOTH hands pressed against the chest after the ball went into them. Of course the obvious interception was ruled incomplete by the refs even though there is supposed to be CONCLUSIVE evidence to overturn their correct initial call. There was indeed conclusive evidence of an interception in the replay. Needless to say, I yelled at the top of my lungs, "Bullsh*t" as the refs called it incomplete. The neutral FOX announcers also yelled "BAD CALL" as the ref said that. Would that have affected the game? I don't know. But, the bigger issue is that these terrible decisions will continue. I'll take the bad calls that don't delay the game over the bad calls that delay the game.

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Big o Boy: You guys only won by 52 though this year instead of 53! :) I thought about us doing the same on DB bench when I got what I got. It seems like everything keeps coming out the same.

fuzz: It wouldn't really be an upset though since the betting line is pretty much even for this game. (or so I've heard) I'm not sure why so many places don't have a line for the game. I'm a lot more worried about Lee Evans than the Wisconsin running game. Purdue matches up very well with the nation's #2 rush defense. (but then again, aOSU was #1 and you guys beat them) The key to the game likely will be if Purdue can stop Lee Evans. I'm worried they might have trouble considering I'm not totally sold on the Purdue CBs yet. Plus, it doesn't help things with College Gameday being there. That will fire up the crowd. Plus, it sucks they have to be there for a road game. There still is an outside chance for them to come here during the week Iowa comes to town, but both teams will have to do well.

BCC
10-17-2003, 01:06 PM
Dude, I read your journal all the time, I'm coming to Purdue tomorrow afternoon, and I damn well better see all these gym hotties!

ryan1117
10-17-2003, 04:19 PM
Friday, October 17, 2003(Arm Workout Coming Tonight)
I'm going to get an arm workout in later tonight. I figure it won't hurt for that to be out of order a little bit.

Best Game of Last Week:
Wisconsin over Ohio State
Ohio State found out that the law of averages finally took over on their luck. With their offensive offense, they were bound to lose a game. Robert Reynolds tried his best to find a way to win when conventional methods and luck turned out to not be working. In one of the cheapest shots of the year, he clearly tried to injure Sorgi. (and successfully did) Jim Tressel ended up figuring that it was so bad that he would be suspended one whole game. That is pathetic. I have lost all respect for Tressel since he decided to play dumb on that whole situation. If this would be any other pro sport, Reynolds would have been suspended a lot longer.

My Jim Chaney throw into double coverage on 2nd and short in the red zone of a game you are dominating call of the week:
Picking Florida State over Miami
Florida State played a bad game in order to lose to Miami. Actually, they were dominated by Miami. I think it was more so Florida State not being that good rather than Miami being that good.

#2 Game of the Week:
Ohio State vs. Iowa
To keep from redundant games due to another game being the game of the week, this game is number two. This is another battle of the overrateds. Neither team has any offense. It will be a battle of field position and special teams and turnovers will likely determine the outcome of this game. A Ohio State University will be without Robert Reynolds this week, so someone else will have to step up and try to injure Iowa's Fred Russell.

Final Score: aOSU 9 Iowa 7

Potential Upset of the Week:
Virginia over Florida State
Virginia was really overrated until they lost some games and everyone realized what I saw at the starting of the year. I do think however that they have a chance of beating Florida State since FSU looked bad against Miami.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. TCU (16th)---Their schedule makes Minnesota's look like a tough schedule. Any team that needs OT to beat Arizona is a major, major fraud. The sad thing is that they could run the table. We will hear all the whining if they do run the table about not getting a BCS Bowl. They deserve to go to the Humanitarian Bowl even if they go undefeated with their schedule.
2. Virginia Tech (3rd)--The sad thing is that they have one tough game all year. They get Miami at home, which they will probably win. Actually, Pitt will be tough. Hopefully, Pitt can beat them so they don't take a spot in the Sugar Bowl away from a more deserving 1-loss Big Ten, Big XII, SEC, or Pac 10 team.
3. Iowa (9th)---Their lack of offense will cost them.

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Bowling Green (27th)---They beat Purdue, yet Purdue is ranked 13th while Bowling Green is unranked. I guess their 7-point loss to Ohio State where they were a dropped pass in the end zone from OT is not a quality loss. Hopefully they take it to Northern Illinois in a few weeks. Northern Illinois deserves to be ranked, but 12th is getting a little out of hand.
2. Oklahoma State (23rd)---I saw their only loss of the season, yet they still looked impressive to me even in that. They did beat K-State last week. (even though K-State is 0-71 all time against ranked teams on the road)

Momentum:

Going Up: Auburn
Auburn stays here for the 2nd straight week after their win over Arkansas.

Going Down: Tennessee
Even though Georgia is a good team, they got hammered at home.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
This team looks unstoppable right now. I guess the only bad thing I can say about them right now was their close call against Alabama. I guess that proves someone "could" beat them. I don't see it happening right now. Even if they do get upset, I'd say a 1-loss Oklahoma team would be more deserving of a Sugar Bowl appearance than an undefeated Miami or Virginia Tech.

Worst Team: Army
The good news is that they play 0-6 East Carolina this week. You could call this week Separation Saturday for last place.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Wisconsin vs. Purdue
This is the game of the week, and College Gameday agrees. They will be there for this game, which is probably bad from a Purdue perspective since it will fire up the Wisconsin Fans. I hope Corso puts on a Badger head at the end of Gameday since he is usually wrong. Anyway, Purdue matches up well defensively against Wisconsin since they have the nation's #2 rush defense. I am worried about Lee Evans though since I'm not totally sold on Purdue CBs yet. Purdue also has some issues with their offense. If they are struggling on offense, Tiller better bring in Kirsch. Void may be hurt for Purdue, so hopefully Brandon Jones will get a lot of carries since he is in my opinion the best running back and he has by far the superior receiving skills for a RB. I figure the winner of this game will be determined from how Lee Evans does, who turns the ball over the least, and if Purdue can do anything offensively. Regardless of who wins this game, the winner will likely be overrated next week. I'm thinking 6th or 7th.

Purdue 24 Wisconsin 20

Other Stuff
1. Purdue is probably cursed now since Trev Alberts said the winner of Wisconsin and Purdue will go to the Rose Bowl. He then proceeded to say that Purdue will win this game. So, he indirectly said that Purdue will go to the Rose Bowl. Someone posted on the Purdue board that Trev was jumping on the bandwagon. Someone gave me a laugh by replying, "Kick him off!"
2. There was talk about Lee Corso when he coached IU. I loved someone's post that went, " 41-68-2 over 10 years? I think IU fans would take that record in a heartbeat"
3. Boo hoo! I got a good laugh out of a letter in the paper a complaining fan wrote. I did get a laugh out of the line she reported about the Bowling Green Game. That does sound like something an uninformed fan would say at our games. Of course, she proves her sports ignorance by thinking our motto is "Fire Up". "Boiler Up" is only said about 10 times per time the other team is stopped on 3rd down and every time the fight song is played. The sad thing is that she is being a typical geeky engineer. I swear it seems like I am only among a handful of engineers here that actually are true fans.
http://www.purdueexponent.org/interface/bebop/showstory.php?date=2003/10/15&section=letters&storyid=Day
4. Duke Vitale made his first appearance on TV in awhile last night. The surprising thing was that he didn't' say the clichéd line "The Dookies and Coach K will be cutting down the nets at the end of the year baby!" He picked UCONN which I agree with at this point.
5. Midnight Maddness is tonight. They also have an alumni game which I'll probably be one of the few students who remember all the players since I started watching all the games in 87. EA Sports will also be there to tape footage for the next March Madness game, but I don't really want to get crazy enough to be in the intro to the game.
6. Bob Davie is doing the game tomorrow. That means Purdue will use their secret weapons of Kyle Barton, Garrett Bushnell, Brian Jones, John Stanford, Tyler Stubberfield, Anthony Carter, and Ray Johnson. He really botched that many names in the Wake Forest Game earlier this year.
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BigChaseyChase: Actually, I'd put the ones at Purdue on par with the ones at IPFW. There just are a lot more in the gym here at any given time. Are you going check the CoRec out or something?

ryan1117
10-17-2003, 08:55 PM
Friday, October 17, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =169

Tricep Extensions (100/13!)
I had to do these on a flat bench instead of an adjustable bench since all the adjustables were taken. I don't like the flat bench since I have to lie down on it backwards and lift my feet over some metal to get into the starting position. Either way, I had a good set and set another PR. My triceps probably have been improving the best so far this semester.

DB Bicep Curls (50/9.5!)
I had a half rep improvement here. It really wasn't that special, but it is better than I did last week.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/12.5!)
Things felt pretty good here.

Hammer Curls (50/8.5)
The form was fairly decent here. It is hard to keep momentum out of hammer curls.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/17.5!)
This machine felt oiled yet again. These reps were pretty much a walk in the park.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some wavy dark brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some black shorts and had a nice and lean body.
2. This one had some short black text on the butt shorts. She had some brown long straight hair in a ponytail. She had a ton of lean body mass, yet was still pretty lean. I'd say she was likely 5-9 175, but she was probably leaner than most women that are 150 at the same height. Her legs were plain awesome. She had outstanding hamstrings and quads due to all the lean body mass. She also had decent calves. Those legs were a work of art and I wish I could give them a massage or something.:eek: But, the biggest thing of the night was that she was wearing a USAPL shirt. Holy sh*t! This hot chick must be a powerlifter! I almost asked her about it, but I decided not to since I don't trust attractive chicks.

The winner of the day easily goes to Miss Powerlifter. I still can't get over how hot her legs were. She had a decent face too.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Since I had to go at night, there were lots of losers there. I bet there were about 30 different people doing curls during the time I was there.
2. There were lots of guys with 20% bodyfat walking around with skin tight shirts. Of course your average airhead can't tell the difference between 6% and 20%, so chicks probably still go for these guys.
3. Lots of guys were doing really light concentration curls.
4. Some guy had 315 loaded up on squats. I thought I would see someone do a decent weight on squats, but he did quarter squats.
5. There were lots of guys that looked like they came from the cast of Will and Grace flexing and checking themselves out in the mirror.
6. Of course there were curls in the squat rack!

Other Stuff:
1. I'll be short on sleep due to Midnight Madness being tonight. It probably won't end until 1:00, so I probably won't be falling asleep until at least 1:30. I'll have to get up early so I can go lift before the game. I hate 11am starts.

Big o Boy
10-18-2003, 12:56 AM
Texas Tech, A&M, and OSU worry me with upsets. I wish so bad that we would end up playing Miami in the Sugar Bowl. And end everything that they are so talked up about.


But, the biggest thing of the night was that she was wearing a USAPL shirt. Holy sh*t! This hot chick must be a powerlifter! I almost asked her about it, but I decided not to since I don't trust attractive chicks.
Dude! Why not man? :cool:


4. Some guy had 315 loaded up on squats. I thought I would see someone do a decent weight on squats, but he did quarter squats.
5. There were lots of guys that looked like they came from the cast of Will and Grace flexing and checking themselves out in the mirror.
6. Of course there were curls in the squat rack!
LOL

FFeJ
10-18-2003, 01:10 AM
5'9 175 ??? She was bigger than you ? Wow must have been some woman.

Coke
10-18-2003, 01:35 PM
You ought to be friendly to the big chick, she might teach you something - :D
...or at least a wrestling match one day bro- ;) j/k, nice arm session

FFeJ
10-18-2003, 02:03 PM
With that description, i'd let her pin me anytime :hump:

Dedicated
10-18-2003, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117

2. There were lots of guys with 20% bodyfat walking around with skin tight shirts. Of course your average airhead can't tell the difference between 6% and 20%, so chicks probably still go for these guys.
3. Lots of guys were doing really light concentration curls.

LOL:D.

ryan1117
10-18-2003, 11:56 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 169

DB Bench (85/15!)
Wow! I thought I was going to have a hard time getting what I got last week since I was tired due to not having a lot of sleep last night. I easily had the 14 reps and felt I could get 15. It will be up to the 90s next week.

DB Incline (75/11)
I lost my balance on one of the reps, so I sort of had to regroup at the bottom. If it wasn't for that, I'd probably have 12 reps.

DB Laterals (30/10)
I seemed to be getting tired around here. What I thought was going to affect me from the start, ended up affecting me by this point.

BB Military (135/9)
Like with the DB Laterals, I seemed to be tired here.

Dips (BW+95/7.5!)
These seem to be less affected than the other exercises.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some blonde hair tied back with some medium length blue shorts. She had nice leanness to her.
2. This one had some black hair tied back. She was really tall, but still had nice lean body mass. She had some medium length black shorts. She was doing free weight squats even though they weren't quite parallel. She really, really impressed me when she did 95 for 15 reps on bench press. Of course, since she was tall, that may not have been a huge amount pound for pound. However, that is extremely impressive.
3. This one had some long straight black hair in a ponytail. She had some short white shorts with a nice set of legs. She had a very nice face, but used the abductor machine.
4. This one had some short tight white shorts that looked like volleyball shorts from a distance. She had some straight blonde shoulder length hair. They were really tight around the butt, which her's looked nice. She also had a very nice set of legs.
5. This one had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray text on the butt shorts. She was lacking lean body mass, but had nice leanness.
6. This one had some wavy black hair tied back along with some tight navy volleyball shorts. She had very nice hamstrings, and glutes. She was on the exercise bike most of the time. She ended up doing some stretching on the mat right before I left. I always like it when they do some stretching in all their different positions.


Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. It was a big win today, but Purdue continues to make games they dominate to be close due to a few bad plays every game. The defense only gave up 10 points. Special Teams, and the Offense gave Wisconsin 13 points. It could be worse though. They lose games like that. (last year)
2. I was glad to see the passing game looking good. They looked terrible passing the ball last week, but sure looked good this week. They completed their first 15 passes.
3. The running game didn't seem to do anything today. Part of it was due to the passing game doing so well, but I still would have liked to see more runs inside the red zone. That series where they had 8 shots at the end zone from the 3 and threw something like 7 passes was pretty bad. They ended up only getting a field goal.
4. I've been hard on him, but the Offensive Coordinator Jim Chaney called a good game for the most part today. I figured once Wisconsin ran back that punt with a couple of minutes left, Purdue would go 3 and out only to let Wisconsin get the ball back to kick the winning field goal. Instead, Orton threw a perfect bomb with a minute to go to set up the game winner.
5. Bob Davie continues to butcher names. It is actually getting pretty comical. Taylor Stubblefield had 16 receptions today, yet Davie was still calling him Tyler in the 4th quarter. He also had a few other of his butchered names, but added a new one today. He was talking about our RB that was academically ineligible this year Joey Harris and was calling him Brandon Harris. I'm guessing he mixed up the first names with our other RB Brandon Jones.
6. I was laughing pretty hard when I saw Lee Corso on the sideline on the long bomb at the end of the game. He was about a foot from the action and was shaking his head.
7. Us Purdue fans got a huge laugh when Corso kept talking about how he was glad he was no longer coaching IU, because he wouldn't want to face Purdue.
8. Purdue will probably be overrated now. I'm worried about their trip to Michigan next week. Even though Purdue will be ranked higher, I feel they are a considerable underdog in that game. Michigan's game against Notre Dame earlier this year proves how well they can play when they are focused.
9. I wish that Texas Tech/Oklahoma State game would have been on TV here today. I started watching things over gamecast when it was 48-21 Oklahoma State. I just had some strange feeling that Texas Tech would come back. They came up short, but it was a spectacular comeback. Plus, B.J. Symons is just an unbelievable QB. I'm curious to see if he will be able to do anything in the NFL since I know Leach's system helps things (but it still obviously takes a good QB). That game reminded me of the Michigan/Northwestern game of 3 years back where Northwestern won by something like 59-56.
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FFeJ: Yeah, that weight is just a guess, but she looked as tall as me and she looked like she was slightly bigger. Since she was slightly bigger and looked to be maybe 17%, that would mean that she would have to weigh more than me.

CoCoa: That would be fine with me!

Dedicated: Thanks for stopping by.

ryan1117
10-19-2003, 09:54 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 168.5

Deadlifts(405/5)
Things still don't feel right with me seeming to lock my legs out too soon. I did start using a trick by putting 5s on the inside ends of the plates so I could perfectly center my feet by lining them up with the inside edge of the 5s. The centering seemed to work fine, but I still can't figure out why things have changed so much with it feeling like I'm using too much of my back. I did feel quite a bit in my hamstrings, so that is good news that things might be getting better. Considering I haven't done a max effort attempt here in nearly a month, I'm not too discouraged with the 5 reps which is 2.5 down from my best at 405 of 7.5. When I had these problems a few weeks back, I accepted the fact that I will likely be happy just to get back to where I was by the end of the semester. My success so far on bench and triceps this semester make this bother me less since at least something is improving.

Barbell Rows (175/7.5!)
Gripping was somewhat hard on this with the sorry knurling.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/20 seconds)
It may have been 19.5, but I'm counting things in my head, so by using the correct significant figures, I'll round this to the nearest second. :)

Pull Ups (BW+30/9!)
The grip scares me a little here also. The grips mainly are smooth rubber things. Obviously, that is not as good as knurling. I liked the pull up bars back at IPFW that would tear the living sh*t out of your hands. That is my kind of knurling. What worries me the most is that I have my legs crossed to keep the plates on the dip belt from swinging. That could be bad if I would ever lose my grip since I would be falling two feet down with my feet in a very dangerous landing position.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some black hair tied back with some short maroon shorts. She was sort of short and had some nice leanness in her legs.
2. This one had some long straight dark brown hair and some short black shorts. She had nice proportions.
3. This one had some blonde straight hair in a ponytail. She had some short red-orange shorts and a nice set of legs.
4. This one had some black hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts, but looked anorexic. She had a great face, but had absolutely no quads or hamstrings due to her anorexia.
5. This one had some light brown hair in some pigtails. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. They were tight though. She was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was primarily working her abs.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Maroon Shorts. It was sort of a slow day without anyone really spectacular. She gets an 8.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy was wearing some daisy duke shorts that had the little slit on the sides.

FFeJ
10-19-2003, 11:44 PM
With the recent form evaluating on your deads, it's made me do the same. When i go heavy, it seems like i also use too much of my back sometimes. I think it might be an issue of getting my butt down far enough so my back isn't already in a bad position to start the lift, but i have no idea if that would pertain to your form or not, but a suggestion nonetheless.

ryan1117
10-21-2003, 06:22 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =168

Tricep Extensions (100/14!)
This was very encouraging considering that I had my last arm day on Friday due to my re-routed schedule due to Octoberbreak. The 14 reps were really smooth and not too hard either. There is something about high reps that my body just seems to respond with. I've moved my bench and tricep stuff to high reps this semester. Guess which two areas are thriving.

DB Bicep Curls (50/9.5)
I did get 10 reps here, but the late form may have included a little too much momentum, so I'll keep things at 9.5.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/13!)
Improvement here was a little hard to come by, but I pulled it off.

Hammer Curls (50/8.5)
I had 9 reps here, but I kept things at 8.5 for the same reasons as my bicep curls.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/17)
This machine seemed un-oiled today.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some shaggy blonde shoulder length hair. She wore some medium blue shorts. She was getting a little too close to my tricep extensions when she was doing her DB exercises, but that was fine with me under these circumstances. She had a nice face and decent legs. She was the kind of chick that I find myself attracted to and don't know why. She sort of looked like this one chick I had a crush on my sophomore year of high school. (but the high school chick was hotter)
2. This one was tall and had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She has an extremely good looking face though along with a nice build to go with her height. However, she used the abductor machine.
3. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short blue shorts and was stretching making those shorts minimum coverage. She was lacking lean body mass though.
4. This one had some wavy dark brown hair tied back. She wore some black volleyball shorts and was stretching. She had some fat, but not cottage cheese.
5. This one had some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had a nice face, but had a dress code violation with the sweats. She had her sleeves rolled up, but used the abductor machine.
6. It got up to 82 yesterday. That meant a lot of hot chicks in short skirts. I counted three of them just on my way to class.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Tall Doll Face. She seems to be a week day regular this semester like Miss Volleyball Shorts and Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals were last year.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some Cottage Cheese Queen was wearing volleyball shorts.
3. Some guys were using the standing hip machine.

Other Stuff:
1.One of my exams sucked today. It wasn't much like what I expected. There were a bunch of confusing questions that were multiple choice from about 8 choices and there could be more than one of the 8 required for each answer. I also was unable to finish a question that I knew how to do since I ran out of time.
2. Purdue is 8th in the first BCS Poll. I don't expect them to win out, but if they did, they would still have a shot at the Sugar Bowl.
3. They would still likely be in a BCS bowl if they lost 1 more game since they likely would get the Rose Bowl bid from the Big Ten or possibly an at-large if they tied a team.
3. IU has their first sellout of the year coming this Saturday thanks to Ohio State fans traveling to IU for their game.
4. I had some DOMS from back day. I haven’t felt soreness in awhile due to me working on form on deadlifts with a non-maximum effort weight.

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FFeJ: Part of my problem is that I feel uncomfortable when getting low. I felt really comfortable back when I was setting PRs.

ryan1117
10-23-2003, 04:27 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2003(Legs)

Weight =169.5
I busted out the calipers and had 8.2 which is a little bit up from the 7.7 or so I have been running at lately. Amazingly, the self-measuring calipers I use have been very consistent at given bodyweights. I was a little worried, until I saw that my weight was up about 2.5 pounds from normal, so actually it is a fairly good thing. I'm still up from when I was in the 6's until early this year when I bulked.

Squats (Ass to Floor) (235/8)
I got back the rep I lost from Octoberbreak. I'm still not too sure about ATF squats. I'm worried about how much of my improvement from them will actually translate to parallel squats. I'm still doing these though because I'll be safer if I do ever hit failure with the too low/unadjustable safety bars.

Calf Raises (5pps/14 + 10 second pause at the end)
This set was possibly the most intense set I have done on calves. Things are getting somewhat hard here. I loaded up 5 plates per side on a calf machine only to see that there was an "out of order" sign hiding behind the shoulder pads. So, I got to unload them all and wait for the other one to open up.

Leg Curls (130/10!)
This set wasn't too bad. A hot chick had to use the abductor machine that is about a foot away from me here at the same time.

Leg Extensions (168/11.5)
These were 12, but I was a little fast on that rep.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some black pants. She had nice proportions and a decent face. However, she did hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs, and then went over to the abductor machine. She did seem to have a nicely shaped caboose though even through the dress code violation.
2. This one had some light brown wavy hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some yellow windsuit pants and had nice proportions.
3. This one wore some short gray text on the butt shorts with some brown hair in a ponytail. She had nice proportions, but was doing hyperextensions probably thinking they are targeting the abs.
4. This one had some brown straight hair in a ponytail. She wore some short red shorts that brought more attention to her nicely shaped behind. She had a little bit of lean body mass.
5. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there today.
6. This one had some long brown straight hair. She sort of looked over at me and realized she needed to do something to get in the hot chick report. She proceeded to tie her hair back in a ponytail. But, she didn't need to do that because she would have made it anyway with the tight black volleyball shorts she was wearing. They were a little long for volleyball shorts, but were nice and tight. Like two other chicks today, she had a nice behind that the volleyball shorts helped display.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Abductor Machine. She had a nice all around look between her face and her body.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. I enjoyed the Virginia Tech/ West Virginia game last night. Virginia Tech seems to play nothing but cupcakes and 1 or 2 hard games every year. This looks like the 3rd year in a row they will climb into the top five or so just to collapse once they start playing better teams. I do expect them to play Miami tough in their next game though.
2. I have a major problem with Police Officers that spray pepper spray against people going at the goalposts. Well, actually I'm not blaming the police since they are just doing their job. I blame the people that told them to do that. If they really want to keep their goalposts, just get ones that Purdue has. Those can't be torn down.
3. I had a good laugh out of the post on the IU board. Someone said that OSU School of Nursing was going to have a recruitment tent outside of Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The thing is that the game is at IU. More Ohio State fans are expected to be there than IU fans.
4. I got a good laugh out of a poll on ESPN. They asked how fans should react when their team gets an upset. They had choices of staying in the stands, running on the field, or running on the field and tearing down goal posts. I loved how tear down the goal posts had the most votes. Teams need to quit bitching about how much posts cost considering the win helps the program more than the cost of the goal post. Like I said above, if they really want to protect their goal posts, just visit Ross Ade Stadium. All it takes is to get stronger goal posts.

FFeJ
10-23-2003, 07:54 PM
Do you plan to take updated pictures sometime, or do you not think you've changed enough to warrant them ?

ryan1117
10-24-2003, 04:15 PM
Friday, October 24, 2003(Rest Day)
The power was out today for awhile on campus. I almost slept in and skipped my first class. I ended up going though, only to have it cancelled once I got there. I should have just stayed in bed.

Best Game of Last Week:
West Virginia over Virginia Tech
I enjoyed every second of this game. Virginia Tech plays nothing but cupcakes every year and moves up to an undeserved ranking. It looks like their downward spiral will once again happen for Virginia Tech. This game ended up 28-7, but should have been 28-0 since Virginia Tech was down on a fumble, and they recovered the dead ball and ran it back for a TD. Rightfully so, the West Virginia fans were really booing the refs at half time. (I had a few words to say to them to through the TV)

My Bob Davie, get a freakin name right call of the week.
Picking Virginia over Florida State
Actually, this wasn't too bad of a pick and almost happened in the battle of the overrateds. It just turned out that Florida State wasn't quite as overrated as Virginia.

Game of the Week:

LSU vs. Auburn:
This could be a very interesting game since Auburn is looking like the team everyone expected them to be now. But, the game is at LSU. I think LSU wins a close one with their defense.

Final Score: LSU 17 Auburn 14

Potential Upset of the Week:
Bowling Green over Northern Illinois: (only by rankings/ not by who is the better team)
Northern Illinois' "impressive" wins are not as impressive as people originally thought. Maryland is unranked and Alabama is not a good team. Iowa State is a sorry team that can't compete with anyone decent. So, Northern Illinois doesn't have any impressive wins. Now, let's look at Bowling Green. They are 6-1 this year and finally cracked the top 25 (it's about f-ing time!) Where did they get their 1 loss? They lost at Ohio State by 7. If it wasn't for a dropped pass in the end zone, they would have taken OSU to OT. They also have a win over a top ten team in Purdue. I'm tired of hearing trash talk about that game. A Bowling Green win would shut some people up.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. TCU (15th)---People compare them to Ohio State last year. The only difference is TCU is lucking out against sorry teams while OSU lucked out against good teams.

2. Northern Illinois (12th)---Their schedule isn't much to brag about, but they have won all their games and it is a lot better than TCU's schedule.

3. Miami (2nd)---They have not impressed me yet.

4. Washington State (6th)---Their impressive win over Oregon isn't looking as impressive as before.

5. Purdue (10th)---Yes, I think my Boilermakers are overrated. A win over an overrated Wisconsin team has made a lot of people jump on the bandwagon. A win over Michigan though would definitely justify their ranking.

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Bowling Green (23rd)---At least they are ranked now.

2. Miami (Ohio) (28th)---This is a MAC team that isn't getting much attention.

3. USC (5th)---I don't care if Notre Dame is down this year. That win on Saturday for them was very impressive. That was a very good defense that their offense tore up.

Momentum:

Going Up: USC
There really wasn't a whole lot to choose form this week.

Going Down: Virginia Tech
They are playing genuine "Beamer Ball" now. That is that they collapse once they start playing non-cupcakes. I got a good laugh out of just how many people from all over the college football community were laughing about this team.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
I'd say either Georgia or USC would be on their tail right now instead of Miami.

Worst Team: Army
They lost to East Carolina which may be one of the other worst teams.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Michigan vs. Purdue
This will be Purdue's toughest game of the year. I don't like how Purdue matches up with them either. Michigan looks to have a balanced defense. Minnesota did run the ball all over Michigan, but I don't think Purdue has the power to do that. Purdue may have a tough time scoring on offense, which may make them rely on turnovers. I think the defense will do an adequate job of stopping Chris Perry from running the ball. After all, they held Anthony Davis under 100. However, I bet Michigan starts throwing screens to Perry. This is what scares me to death. Purdue's D will probably over pursue and get burned on screens to Perry. I'm also worried about 1 on 1 coverage in the passing game. I'm afraid Purdue's corners might have trouble. Either way this game goes, there are measures to keep it close. If Purdue gets ahead, they will let Michigan back in it by making turnovers or punt returns that go for touchdowns. If Michigan gets ahead, Lloyd Carr will help Purdue out by getting conservative. It is kind of embarrassing because all these Purdue fans are starting to sound like aOSU fans. Some are making ridiculous picks such as Purdue by 17 points in the Big House. That would be nice, but I all I want to win by is 1.

Michigan 31 - Purdue 20

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FFeJ: I probably won't for awhile. For the last picture, I was 165 in clothes and shoes (so about 161 in actual bodyweight). The calipers had me at 6.8 at that time. I'm now around 8% at 168 with the calipers. The big thing though is that it wouldn't be a fair comparison since me being tan then helped bring out definition. It may not be until next summer before I post more pics, but if I pull off some great progress that I feel is a significant difference, I will post one.

ryan1117
10-25-2003, 06:43 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 169.5

DB Bench (90/11!)
I moved up to the 90s today and set a 3 rep PR from the last time I have done the 90s. This is encouraging since I usually have somewhat of a dropoff when I up the weight. Hopefully, I'll be doing something like 13 reps next week. The last rep here though was pretty sloppy.

DB Incline (75/12!)
Things seemed a lot smoother here as opposed to last week.

DB Laterals (30/10.5)
I gained back what I lost here from last week.

BB Military (135/10)
Here is another dull set here.

Dips (BW+95/8!)
After my first set, I turned myself around to look at my depth in the mirror. It looks like I'm taking things somewhat past parallel. I'm not going to worry too much though of going a little past parallel. As long as I'm at least parallel, things will be fine.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some brown straight hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some black sweats. She had nice proportions and a pretty good face.
2. This one had some dark brown hair tied back and wore some short black shorts. She had a nice face and did hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs.
3. This one had some straight long brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short red shorts and had nice proportions. Her legs looked pretty good too.
4. This one had some short black shorts and some wavy light brown hair tied back. She had nice lean body mass and was probably a nice person since she wasn't tan.
5. This one wore some short red shorts with brown straight hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a "Go Greek" shirt so she probably was in a sorority which means she is probably a nice chick.

The winner day will be a three way tie between the dress code violation chick, the untan chick, and the sorority chick. They all get 8.5s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Some guy was doing ATF Squats (which is great), but I don't understand why he kept taking the bar out of the rack to do them. The safety bars are set so low that you can do ATF squats in it without the bars getting in the way as long as you are at least 5-5 or so.

Other Stuff:
1. Damn! I was expecting a loss today, but not like that. They lost by more today than their last 7 losses combined. They still have a shot at the Rose Bowl if they can win at OSU, but I see the offense being terrible like it was today.
2. I got a good laugh out of aOSU's offense putting up 603 total yards on IU. It takes a bad defense to give up that many total yards to a team that ranked something like 114th on offense coming into this game.
3. I was glad to see Bowling Green beat Northern Illinois pretty bad. Maybe the people voting will move them up.
4. C'mon Oklahoma. I want to see some carnage on Colorado. I know Barnett cheats, but the score should be worse than 17-7. I hate Barnett. He acted like he would never leave Northwestern when they were doing well. Then, they had a bad year and he was out the door.
5. It was a shock today with Northwestern beating Wisconsin.
6. This Alabama/Tennessee Game was a pretty good game. It went 5 overtimes.
7. Texas Tech can't play defense.
8. The Colts have Houston tomorrow. Hopefully they will have decent officiating unlike the last game.

Coke
10-25-2003, 07:00 PM
Super sweet deal on setting the PR's dude! = :thumbup:

ryan1117
10-26-2003, 05:48 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 168.3

Deadlifts(385/8)
This is not very good, but I'll take it considering my problems in the past month or so on deadlifts. The good news is that things did feel more comfortable. Of course, a lot of that may have to do with me only doing 385 as opposed to a higher weight. I think I may stay at higher reps/lower weight on deadlifts for awhile until I feel totally comfortable. High reps got me out of a funk last spring. Maybe they will do the same now. For the record, I got 384/9 back in July. I maxed 488 the week following that. If I can get things back in order soon, I could be in position to set a PR by December. I figure I fell into a 25 pound hole from the lack of doing max effort deadlifts for a month while I tried to work on form. The big question will be if I can regain everything fast enough with muscle memory. Remember though, my muscles have muscle amnesia. I never really seem to recover any faster than when I'm setting new PRs.

Barbell Rows (175/7.5)
These didn't really feel very good today. It was the same as I did last week, but I would have liked to better it by at least a half a rep.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/20.5 seconds)
I got an extra half second here.

Pull Ups (BW+30/9.5!)
I pulled off an extra half a rep here. I was somewhat close to pulling off a 10th rep. I want to get my 10 reps so I can move on up to 35. I like only having to deal with one plate on the dip belt.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short blue shorts and some light brown long hair in a ponytail. She was sticking to the machines and had decent legs.
2. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short red shorts and was sort of short herself. She had decently defined legs and was stretching making those shorts even shorter.
3. This one had some brown long hair in a ponytail. She also wore some short red shorts and also had some nice legs. She was taller than the other chick.
4. This one had some brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats, but at least they were tight. She also had a nice chest.
5. This one was tall and wore some short gray cotton text on the butt shorts. She had some strange hair that I can't really explain, but it still looked pretty good. She had decent legs that sort of looked like volleyball player legs only not quite as much lean body mass.

The winner of the day will be another tie between the taller chick with the short red shorts and the tall chick with the strange hair. They both get 8s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. There are a lot of bad drivers out there. Someone pulled right out onto the road without even looking today in front of me. I had to slam on my brakes to come to a dead stop. I thought I was going to hit her for a second. She pulled out so bad that she was completely covering my entire lane perpendicular to the road. (she tried to make a LEFT turn without even looking) Making a right turn without looking is bad enough, but making a left turn is just plain stupid since the odds of an oncoming vehicle are doubled. All kinds of stuff inside the jeep went flying due to the fast stop. Of course, after she pulled out, she just sat there like a deer in the headlights. I had to drive into the left lane to get around her since she didn't seem to think about backing up. Is it a surprise to anyone that she was on a cell phone?
2. Some other person also made a dumb move on my way to the gym. This person decided to do a 180 degree turn with oncoming traffic on the road.
3. I'm getting sick of Plaxico Burress on my fantasy football team. I drafted him as one of the best receivers and he has done absolutely nothing all year. I think part of the problem is Maddox being such a terrible QB, but Burress should at least be getting some yards.
4. The Colts recovered from an early scare to win. Someone needs to hand Tennessee a loss. I want to be up on them more than a single game. The Colts still have to travel to Tennessee later. Even though they blew them out the first game, I don't want to have things come down to the game at their place.
5. Good job Edgerrin James. It's great to see you back.
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CoCoa: Thanks. It is nice to be having such success so far this semester on chest and triceps. It probably won't be enough for a 300 pound barbell bench by the end of the year, but I'll probably get close at this rate.

Coke
10-27-2003, 05:43 AM
...these damn drivers, we can't be havin that bro cause we love our Jeeps!

Man you are crazy talkin about a 3-way tie between them broads-:D

ryan1117
10-28-2003, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =168.5

Tricep Extensions (100/15!)
Booo! I only improved by 1 rep today :) I have been improving by two reps for a lot of the previous workouts. Like my DB bench, my tricep extensions have been on fire this semester. Like I said, high reps seem to really help me out for some strange reason.

DB Bicep Curls (50/9.5)
Like last week, the 10th rep wasn't quite up to my standards to count completely.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/13.5!)
This was actually a struggle.

Hammer Curls (50/9!)
My hammer curls still may be a little better than my bicep curls. They do have the disadvantage of coming later in my workout.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/18.5!)
This was a major pain in the ass today. I sort of cramped up around my abdominal area for some reason during this. It actually was sort of painful. That was weird too considering nothing like this has happened before.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some light brown shoulder length hair tied back. She had a green shirt with the sleeves rolled up. She wore some short gray shorts and had some decent lean body mass in the legs.
2. This one wore some short black shorts and had dark brown straight hair tied back. She was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs. She wore a tight shirt that highlighted her nice chest.
3. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She had some short gray cotton shorts and nice proportions.
4. This one had some black hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had a nice face, and was doing skullcrushers which was nice to see.
5. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there without the volleyball shorts! Boooo!
6. This one had some straight black hair tied back. She wore some short blue shorts and had a nice set of legs that included nice lean body mass. But, she was tan this time of year.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Skullcrushers. I liked her face, and she was actually doing something other than abs, the abductor machine, cardio, or hyperextensions believing that the abs are the target.

Gym Mysteries:
1. I got the honor of unloading the weight off an EZ curl bar since the last person re-racked the bar, but decided it would be a good idea to re-rack it without taking off the weight. I guess I can give the 60 pound curler some credit. At least he did half the work instead of none of the work.
2. There was a traffic jam at the abductor machine.

Other Stuff:
1. I felt I did well on my thermodynamics exam last night, but I can't stand the no partial credit problems. They are always tricky. I knew right away after the exam that I screwed up an NPC problem. My original instincts were that the temperature doesn't change through a throttling valve. For some dumb reason, I convinced myself otherwise during the exam and changed it to an incorrect answer. There goes 10 points. Plus, there was another NPC problem that I'm not positive on which bugs me since I could fall to an 80. That bugs me since I'm near positive that I got the two normal problems with maybe the exception of me getting nickeled or dimed on a few points.
2. It was cold and gloomy today. I don't like this late fall weather we are getting. Plus, things will only be getting worse.
3. I moved on up to 3rd overall on the Gold and Black Illustrated Pick Em Game. Considering when I pick Purdue to lose to aOSU later in the year while everyone else picks them to win, I might move up to 1st. I wonder if I win anything if I end up 1st at the end of the season. I was doing terrible early on. I picked the first two games wrong, but have pulled off six straight ever since.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I figured I'd add a new section just highlighting where I was a year ago.

One year ago was chest and bicep day. I weighed in at 161.6. I set a PR on DB incline with 70/10. Bicep Curls moved on up to 90 for 10. I also did bw+85 for 8 on dips which took me about 11 months to surpass after that. A flat bench broke down, which was the third one that was broken and not fixed. There was only one hot chick that I disqualified because she was a cardio queen.
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CoCoa: Yeah

cphafner
10-28-2003, 10:57 AM
Ryan, very impressive numbers for your weight. Very imprresive dips. Sorry about the loss this weekend:( I hate Michigan.

fuzz
10-28-2003, 11:20 AM
Wow, from 70 for 10 to 90 for 11 on DB Incline. Very nice progress.

ryan1117
10-30-2003, 11:06 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2003(Legs)

Weight =169

Squats (Ass to Floor) (240/7)
I bumped things up to 240 this week. The 7 reps seemed pretty smooth, so that is good.

Calf Raises (5pps/4+10 sec pause on all reps)
I decided to put 10 second pause on all reps since my normal reps were getting pretty high with the maximum weight I can load on that machine without it breaking. I hope this isn't too bad on my feet. I'm worried about supporting that much weight on my toes for 10 seconds. I hope it doesn't screw up my feet like 1-legged raises seemed to do.

Leg Curls (130/10.5!)
The reps were sort of fast here. I probably need to slow things down some.

Leg Extensions (168/12)
These felt pretty good, but I don't think this is a PR.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some light brown curly hair tied back. She wore a hat over all that which was kind of sexy. She wore some short white shorts and had nice leanness. She was lacking some lean body mass in her legs though. She proceeded to do some smith machine squats, which is great. She also did some DB military presses. She was stretching making those short shorts minimum coverage. I wish she would have done standing hamstring stretches though. I was thinking about how great this chick was, until she used the abductor machine.
2. This one had some straight black hair tied back. She had a nice face and wore some short black shorts. She had nice proportions and made my day by doing some cleans. Just when I thought things couldn't have gotten any better, she went to do some free weight squats. I'm so happy I could cry. (okay, that's overdoing it)
3. This one had some short yellow text on the butt shorts with some blonde straight hair in a ponytail. She had very nice lean body mass, but used the abductor machine.
4. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there again without the volleyball shorts.
5. This one had some brown hair tied back. She wore some short gray shorts and had nice lean body mass.
6. This one had some straight black hair in a ponytail with a nice face. She wore some very tight and short black volleyball shorts. That made me whisper "damn!" to myself as she walked by. She was lean but missing lean body mass.

I think I'll call this one a tie between Miss Smith Machine Squats and Miss Free Weight Squats. They both really impressed me today even if one of them used the abductor machine. They both are 8.5s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy had a really ugly set of tricep extensions. It was pretty much all shoulders until he had it over his chest, where he would bench it up.
3. Some guy was looking kind of fruity and wearing a "cheap and easy" t-shirt. That gave me a bad picture in my head.
4. They are having some program there tomorrow called Hallowellness. I looked at what there was going to be. There was a bunch of Halloween themed stuff there. My biggest question is, where are the DEADlifts.:)

Other Stuff:
1. The Pacers won their opener last night. They almost blew a late lead, but pulled things out. It was nice to see Carlisle beat the team that fired him despite being one of the best teams in the conference last year.
2. They must have NFL refs on the LeBron James commercial. He holds the ball for more than the 24 seconds you get on the shot clock.
3. I scraped my leg on a hyperextension machine. It wasn't too bad though.
4. I wish there would be a better football game on tonight. Boise State and BYU will likely be boring. But, since those teams over there don't seem to play defense, it could be interesting.
5. This is some nice weather right now. It is over 70.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I had leg day a year ago. I set a PR on the seated calf raises, hack squats, and leg extensions. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there. This was the first time I started my trend of putting the prefix "Miss" in front of the hot chicks. I regretted not doing my workout at night so I could see all the hot chicks in their French Maid costumes for Halloween on my way to the gym.

Also remember the roxy thing? Today is the 1-year anniversary.
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cphafner: Thanks. You have some nice lifts yourself.

fuzz: Actually, the 90/11 is on flat bench. I've improved a little on incline. Thanks though.

aka23
10-30-2003, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by ryan1117
I was thinking about how great this chick was, until she used the abductor machine....

She had very nice lean body mass, but used the abductor machine....

I think I'll call this one a tie between Miss Smith Machine Squats and Miss Free Weight Squats. They both really impressed me today even if one of them used the abductor machine.

It sounds like you have a lot of attractive ladies at your gym. I guess that is one of the advantages of being in college. I am curious about why you dislike women who use the abductor machine. I would expect that, given the title of your journal (Abduct Your Abductor Machine...), you would not hold it against women to use this machine.

ryan1117
10-31-2003, 03:11 PM
Friday, October 31, 2003(Rest Day)
It was actually too hot today. It got up to the high 70s.

Best Game of Last Week:
Tennessee over Alabama
This typical SEC battle of a team on probation vs. another team that should be on probation went 5 overtimes. But, as long as Tennessee gets caught years down the road, they probably will get off easy cough…Michigan Basketball..cough.

My Jim Chaney throw a pitch on 3rd and 1 call of the week.
Picking Purdue to score 20
I should have known better that 20 points against a quality defense would be impossible with Brandon Kirsch on the bench and Jim Chaney as the offensive coordinator.

Game of the Week:

Virginia Tech vs. Miami:
This battle of the overrateds could be a good one. The big question will be how Virginia Tech plays on defense and special teams. I don't see VA Tech doing a whole lot on offense, so their defense will have to have a great game against Miami. They are dangerous on special teams, so maybe a blocked punt or a punt return might be possible.

Final Score:Virginia Tech 24 Miami 20

Potential Upsets of the Week:
I think there are 3 chances of some upsets this week.

Notre Dame over Florida State
I don't think FSU is that good. Chris Rix is not a good QB and struggles against a good defense. I see Notre Dame forcing turnovers and winning a close one.

Penn State over aOSU
I think Penn State is going to knock someone off this year they weren't supposed to. This looks like it could be that kind of game. Penn State has been playing nothing but good teams all year, which sort of makes their record a little misleading.

Florida over Georgia
Florida has been playing well lately. On top of that, they seem to usually have Georgia's number.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. TCU (15th)--They get an entire section this week. (see below)

2. Miami (2nd)---They might lose this weekend.

3. Florida State (5th)--They have yet to impress me.

4. Washington State (6th)---I see USC putting a whipping on them.

5. Northern Illinois (21st)--Sure, they lost to a very good Bowling Green team, but they were never really in that game. Plus, their so-called big wins don't look as impressive. Alabama and Iowa State aren't very good while Maryland is just okay.

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Miami (Ohio) (26th)---They may be better than Bowling Green.

2. Boise State (30th)---They haven't really played many good teams, but they did impress me against BYU.

3. USC (5th)---If I voted in the polls, I would have them 2nd.

Momentum:

Going Up: LSU
They blew out a very good Auburn team.

Going Down:Wisconsin
I felt they were overrated, but I still expected them to beat Northwestern.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
An Oklahoma/USC Sugar Bowl would be a good game.

Worst Team: Army
They almost won last week, but their unblemished winless record still stood.

Hypothetically Speaking
TCU could go undefeated this year thanks to their schedule. (115th toughest in the nation) They will be whining about how it is not fair when they go to the Motor City or Humanitarian Bowl. I looked how TCU did against their schedule and compared it to the games that same opponent had against the best BCS Conference Teams they played. Do they deserve to take away a BCS bid from a major conference? You make the call:

Common Opponents Vs. BCS Schools
Tulane
TCU wins 38-35
Common BCS Opponent: Texas 63 Tulane 18 (including Texas intentionally getting a bunch of delay of game penalties so they wouldn't run it up)

Navy
TCU wins 17-3
Common BCS Opponent: Rutgers 48-Navy 27 (we're talking about the worst Big East Team)

Vanderbilt
TCU wins 30-14
Common BCS Opponent: Georgia 27 Vanderbilt 8

Arizona
TCU Wins 13-10 in overtime
Common BCS Opponents: Purdue 59 Arizona 7; LSU 59 Arizona 13; Washington State 30 Arizona 7

Army
TCU Wins 27-0
Common BCS Opponent: None

South Florida
TCU Wins 13-10
Common BCS Opponent: Alabama 40-South Florida 17

UAB
TCU wins 27-24
Common BCS Opponent: Georgia 16- UAB 13 (the only common opponent so far that has been even with a BCS team)

Houston
TCU 62 Houston 55
Common BCS Opponent: Michigan 50 Houston 3

Totals:
Note: The Army game was thrown out due to them not playing a BCS Conference Team.
Average TCU Margin of Victory: 8.2 points
Average BCS Team Margin of Victory Against the Same Teams: 34 points.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Purdue vs. Northwestern
Purdue's offense looked so bad last week against Michigan. However, I don't think even Jim Chaney can find a way to lose this game. That stupid pitch they do on every 3rd and short will work against the likes of Northwestern. Purdue will likely try to establish the run since they ran for over 400 yards on Northwestern last year. If that doesn't work, Purdue will still likely find success through the air. Northwestern may do some things early on offense, but Purdue will make adjustments on defense. (unlike on offense) Bob Davie will be in town announcing this game so you can be looking for Purdue to bring out their super-receiver of Standefield. He is a morphed version of Taylor Stubblefield and John Standeford. Look for "Gerald" Void to get into the triple digits in rushing. Maybe Garrett "Bushnell" will catch a few balls thrown his way. Kyle "Barton" won't have as much trouble as he had against Michigan. Also, look for Anthony "Carter" to have some decent punt returns. If you thought Harry Caray was bad with names, you haven't seen Bob Davie.

Purdue 34 Northwestern 10
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aka23: A lot of it is just me joking around. Of course I don't really hold it against them on using it. It is just frusturating to see such bad routines even in the top 10% or so of the female population here (they are using it as the only leg exercise and not as a supplement). I just like to use repetition on it similar to how the cast of Pardon the Interruption finds a way to mention their dislike for Brian Billick nearly every show or Dick Vitale always making sure to mention his love for Duke when two unrelated teams are playing.

Big o Boy
11-01-2003, 12:48 AM
Second Best Game of the Week: OU vs. Oklahoma State
This will definitely be a good one. You never know what's going to happen in a game like this. They are always so darn close. OU is looking better than ever though, and with a homefield advantage I think they'll grab this one this time. Being beaten for the last couple of years has to be like a splinter in the foot that you can't get out. I predict they'll pull this big win out and continue their journey to the Sugar Bowl.
OU-21 OSU-17

P.S. I hope Miami wins. I wanna see an OU vs. Miami showdown at the bowl this year. I'd like to see OU beat the fire outta Miami to show everyone that they're not all they're made out to be.

ryan1117
11-01-2003, 09:32 AM
I think Oklahoma will win by more than that today. Of course, I didn't expect them to lose two years back at home. I'd say this is your toughest game until the Big XII Championship though. (unless Texas beats Nebraska today) I think you guys will destroy Texas Tech. I think your defense will shut down Symons and Texas Tech has a terrible defense.

I would want Miami to win too if I was an Oklahoma fan since Miami haven't impressed me so far. Of course, as a neutral fan, I would like to see the best matchup which I feel is USC/OU at this point.

ryan1117
11-01-2003, 11:21 PM
Saturday, November 01, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 169

DB Bench (90/13!)
Here is another spectacular set of DB Bench. I upped things by 2 more reps here. Even the 13th rep was solid. If I can finish with this kind of pace I just might have a shot at a 300 pound barbell bench by the end of the year. Of course that is if things directly translate from the DBs to the barbell. Then again, my DB strength might finally be catching up to my barbell strength. I've always felt I should be doing more with the DBs in comparison to the barbell. I bashed my thumb between the 2 90s as I positioned them on my thighs once the lift was done.

DB Incline (75/12)
The 12th rep was pretty ugly, so I didn't make an attempt at 13.

DB Laterals (30/10.5)
These have been stuck lately.

BB Military (135/9)
I'm always tired out once I get here. I'm almost wondering if this lift is even useful since I seem to be out of energy by the time I get here.

Cybex Abs (160/19!)
Here is a little bit more for this exercise.

Dips (BW+95/9!)
Despite my troubles on other later exercises on this busy day, I don't seem to suffer on dips. Maybe I can make a push for the double bodyweight dip in a few months.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some long straight black hair in a ponytail. She sounds just like any other chick in my journal, but she was hotter. She wore some short navy shorts and had her shirt sleeves rolled up. She had very nice proportions and a great face. She also gets brownine points for doing smith machine squats even though they weren’t free weights.
2. This one had some brown wavy hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with baggy windsuit pants. She had a decent face, but used the abductor machine.
3. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short and shinny silver shorts. Her legs were nice and smooth. They looked very nice even though she lacked hamstrings. She was on the stairmaster.

The winner goes to Miss "Just another black hair in a ponytail chick". She was a solid 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. The game today went pretty much how I expected it to. The offense is still looking pretty sorry. But, as long as Kirsch is going to redshirt this year (which they better not burn it this late) the offense won't get much better.
2. That Matt Jones QB on Arkansas can buy time in the pocket with his scrambling ability. That reminds me of the good ol days last year when Purdue had a QB playing that could do that.
3. 71-63. That was the Arkansas/Kentucky final score. I would like to talk to the people that decided to count stats like that in OT. I think the game winner in OT should get 1 point. Games that go as long as this one skew the stats. That is wrong.
4. There was a terrible (and I mean terrible) call in the aOSU/Penn State game today. aOSU was trailing with about two minutes left when the freakin' ball bounced off the ground into the hands of the aOSU player. The ref standing five feet away looking right at the play somehow called it complete. Like last year, aOSU throws up a jump ball for the TD to take the lead. Penn State then looked like they had Jim Chaney as offensive coordinator by throwing two passes short of the first down when they were out of timeouts. Penn State had to settle for a 60 yard attempt due to that. The kick actually came close. Now, if they only wouldn't have thrown those two passes short of the first down, they would have probably had a shorter attempt.
5. That was fun watching Virginia Tech hammer Miami. I wouldn't have wanted to see a fraud in the Sugar Bowl.
6. Miami started looking like their old selves of the late 80s and early 90s. There were lots of cheap shots by them once the game was over. Maybe Robert Reynolds should considering transferring from aOSU to Miami.
7. How did Oregon ever beat Michigan?
8. IU lost 55-7 today to Minnesota. They play Illannoy next week. I'm afraid they could win that one. I would like to see them go the entire year without a win against a division 1-A team.
9. Hopefully Florida State won't finish ahead of USC at the end of the year. USC deserves to be the team to get a shot at Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.
10. I'd say me picking Notre Dame over FSU is a canidate for my worst pick of the year.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
This day was Shoulder/Tricep Day. I weighed in at 161.3. I set a few PRs on not so significant exercises. I used the term "dress code violation" for the 2nd or 3rd time in my journal. I had a minor cheat day on my diet.

Saint Patrick
11-01-2003, 11:49 PM
Nice work on the DB bench.

I dunno what kind of routine you're doing, but why is it that you're only doing 1 set per excercise?

FFeJ
11-02-2003, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
BB Military (135/9)
I'm always tired out once I get here. I'm almost wondering if this lift is even useful since I seem to be out of energy by the time I get here.


I had the same problem, so i just put military presses on a different day (back day for me).

ryan1117
11-02-2003, 10:14 PM
Sunday, November 02, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 169.8

Deadlifts (385/9!)
Don't be fooled by the red on this. This is technically a PR, but the lift I set this over was from the week before I pulled 488 for a max. Therefore, I'm probably still around 490. So, I still have 15 pounds to gain back here to where I was in mid-August. But, I'd rather be 15 pounds weaker and moving forward over being 15 pounds stronger and being stuck. This set today was a lot better than last week's and I feel a lot more comfortable with my form.

Barbell Rows (175/8!)
I did a little better here on my worst exercise.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/22 seconds)
My grip felt pretty good here.

Pull Ups (BW+30/10!)
Note to self: Don't use the pull-up station I used today. The little rubber grips over the metal bars were sort of loose. This made it very hard for me to keep myself from swinging and also made it hard to maintain my grip through the 10 reps. On top of that, I don't need a distraction while lifting.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one was kind of tall with some light brown hair tied back. She had nice leanness and a decent face. She wore some short red shorts.
2. This one had some short black shorts and some dark brown hair tied back. She was doing ab work and had nice proportions.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Short Red Shorts. It was a very slow day, but she gets an 8.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. I had to wait awhile for all the curl jockeys to get more that 2 feet away from me before I did deadlifts. It's not their fault, but I hate waiting for people who probably don't do much more than curls.

Other Stuff:
1. The Colts nearly blew the game at the end today. Harrison fumbled after a big first down that could have ran the clock down pretty far. Then, Manning made a type of throw that he would make the last few years. He threw the ball at his own 20 or so right into a crowd and was picked off by Miami. Luckily, the defense forced a fumble to get the win.
2. I'm happy today with how things felt on deadlifts. Things are starting to feel comfortable. Of course, the lighter weight might be giving me that feeling. Either way, I'll stick with the higher reps. Hopefully I will be 100% by the time I go to lower reps.
3. I wanted to see them overturn that Baltimore interception at the end of their game. If they would have done that with instant replay, it would have been fun to watch Billick go off at instant replay even more.
4. I was sort of disappointed at the end of the Jets/Giants game. I figured there would be a guaranteed outburst by either Herman Edwards or Jim Fassel in the press conference for whoever lost.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
This day was Back Day. I weighed in at 161.85 I deadlifted my way to a new PR of 380/3 and praised chalk for all its help. (ahh, those were the days when we could use it) I cussed my lats out because I didn't improve on weighted pull ups. I beat Captain Short Pink Shorts in there so I could deadlift. I ranted about the "Slim in Six" infomercial that was always on Sunday Morning. It was your typical infomercial preaching light weights to TONE. I went on to talk about how there needs to be another Richard Simmons infomercial for a good laugh.
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Saint Patrick: I do two sets for the most part. I only record my main set on each exercise. I usually do two work sets with the exception of squats where I do three. I do however, do one set of hammer curls.

FFeJ: I used to have that on shoulder day, but I ended up moving shoulders with chest since there is a lot of overlap. I'm pretty much have to give up something whichever day I put it.

ryan1117
11-04-2003, 12:51 PM
Tuesday, November 04, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =171

Tricep Extensions (105/11!)
I upped the weight to 105 and got another PR. I did have 105/10 back in August, but I'm pretty sure that was only 100/10. I was counting the EZ curl bars as 20 back there, but I think they were really 15. That is because I was only able to get 105/5 when I came back here. Therefore, I have a 6 rep improvement so far this semester with that same weight.

DB Bicep Curls (50/10!)
Here is a slight improvement.

Tricep Pushdowns (170/10)
I'm a dumbass. I meant to load up 155 here, but put the pin in the wrong hole. As a result, I got 170 instead. I have nothing to compare that weight to. I did cheer me up though when I found out what I did. I thought I was having that much trouble with 155 at first.

Hammer Curls (50/9)
I don't have much to say here.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/19)
I'm still kind of cramping up in the abdominal area on the later reps here. I'm guessing it is due to the high reps. I haven't had this happen before, but it seems to be happening a lot lately.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some curly blonde hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts and had nice legs with a decent face.
2. This one had some straight dark brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts and had nice legs, but used the recumbent bike.
3. This one had some blonde straight hair in a ponytail. she wore some short black shorts. She had a nice face and good proportions. She was bending over while messing with some plates on a bar. She wasn't using good form because she was bending with her back and not with her legs. Actually, that last part is BS. That is perfect form in my mind since it gives a nice view.
4. This one had some short and tight navy shorts. They fit nicely around her behind that also looked really good. She had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail.
5. This one had some short red shorts and dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had nice proportions.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Blonde Hair. She looked like a model, but not as anorexic. It's too bad I only had about a second to look at her. She was gone after that.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. There were people doing intense sets of shrugs with the 50 pound DBs making sure to do them right in front of the rack so nobody else can grab DBs while they are lifting.
3. Some guy that probably was at least as strong as me was dropping 60 pound DBs on the floor from waist level instead of setting them down.

Other Stuff:
1. It is still really warm here today. It is supposed to be in the high 70s, which doesn't bother me one bit considering it is November.
2. It is nice since my lab was canceled today. I don't have any classes. Plus, I have a bunch of exams that won't be until right before thanksgiving.
3. I got my basketball tickets today. I think they are very close to where they were last year despite me being a year later (which means I should have better seats the following year). At least they didn't find a way to be worse than last year. Hooray for that!
4. There aren't any good home non-conference games. Purdue has potential good non-conference games against Seton Hall and Duke in the Great Alaska Shootout and also goes to Oklahoma. It's too bad none of those are home games. Too make matters worse, ESPN won't be televising the potential game against Seton Hall. That really bothers me since they are showing Duke vs. some cupcake on that same night. I bet that 1:45 am time slot is really busy on ESPN.
5. Something got screwed up in the washer. I hope I can save a shirt and a pillow case that right now have big stains in them. I hope it wasn't from bleach. I didn't use any, but I hope they didn't come into contact with some that someone else was using.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 163.4. I dropped down to the 80s on DB Bench to try to bust my way out of a plateau. I made on of my first cracks on a chick being tan. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there only she wasn't wearing volleyball shorts. A 4th adjustable bench broke that day making things even worse for DB exercises. I upped my dips to 100 pounds that day for 5 reps. I reminisced about a couple of guys on leg press from the year before grunting incredibly loud since I let out a slight grunt on the last rep of dips.

FFeJ
11-04-2003, 01:08 PM
Haha on the slight grunt. From my experience, the loud ass grunters are generally obnoxious and deem the gym as their own. I'm ok with some noise with the lift but when you are competing to see who is louder during your set, it gets kind of annoying. One time i was at the YMCA doing something in the general vicinity of one of these guys acting like he was passing a child while doing his db bench or press, one of those. Anyway we had PLENTY of space between eachother and after he was done with his set it seemed like he threw the dumbells. I'm not talking dropping them, which is cool in my books, but he chucked those bastards. Well, one of them tumbled to about 2 inches from my foot. I was kinda shocked because that dumbell would most likely have crushed my foot. That was my rant for loud, obnoxious, grunting guys in the gym.

ryan1117
11-06-2003, 02:58 PM
Thursday, November 06, 2003(Legs)

Weight =169.5

Squats (Ass to Floor) (240/8!)
Things felt good here today. Everything was nice and smooth while I set a PR.

Calf Raises (5pps/5 + 10 second pause per rep)
Things felt better this week with the pauses. I didn't seem to have as much stress in the feet as I did last week from the holds.

Leg Curls (130/11!)
Here is a half a rep more. It was yet another boring set on the leg curls.

Leg Extensions (168/11)
Things dropped a rep here, but I'm not too concerned since squats went up.

Hot Chicks:
1. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there today. She was back to wearing the volleyball shorts. They were the perfect version of the volleyball shorts since they were nice, short and tight. She does have a nice behind for being borderline anorexic looking.
2. This one had some short light blue shorts. She had some light brown hair tied back. She had some nice lean body mass in the legs and wasn't tan so that is good.
3. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She was lean and had a nice face. However, she used the abductor machine. I did pick her off though while she was on the abductor machine. She didn't seem to realize that I had peripheral vision.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Volleyball Shorts. She looks good in the volleyball shorts. The ones she wore today were nice and tight.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. Wow, that Pacers/Nuggets Game was really low scoring the other night. 71-60.
2. Baltimore faces St. Louis this week. I watched Pardon the Interruption today, but they didn't say anything about the matchup. I figured I'd hear something about that considering the game is between the two most-hated coaches by them. (Brian Billick and Mike Martz)
3. How many add-ons to the Sims are there going to be? What will be next? The Sims Eat a Burger? The Sims Cross the Road? The Sims Take a Dump?
4. I've always wondered why they have pictures of sewage treatment plants hanging up in the Civil Engineering Building here.
5. I feel like I'm getting more flexible in the legs with ATF squats. Flexibility was always a strong point of mine, but I am noticing how bringing my glutes to my claves is a lot smoother now than it was when I first started doing them.
6. I have been noticing a lot of impressed looks while I'm doing my squats. I guess because it is so rare to see that kind of depth. It is nice to get those positive looks instead of the usual dirty looks I get when I load the bar up for deadlifts.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at an even 163 pounds. I increased my depth on squats to what was parallel. (before that time I thought parallel was the bottom of the thighs parallel to the ground) I ended up realizing what parallel is through the "road to triple BW squat" thread. That was a pretty entertaining thread. Everyone was really flaming MonStar for not going to parallel. Anyway, the diagrams on there made me change my depth to the correct depth. I complimented all the hot chicks for not using the abductor machine. I posted a quote of the day of, "It's not cement, it's concrete" because professors kept saying that.
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FFeJ: I usually don't mind light grunting, but loud grunting annoys me. I do all the most demanding exercises, and very rarely let out even a light grunt. I don't like people dropping the DBs from a distance since it causes them to break. People should at least make an attempt to set them down under control. The exception would be when you lose balance and leverage on a DB injury. Obviously, you might need to drop them to prevent an injury.

ChampionLifter8
11-06-2003, 03:38 PM
nice job on the ass to grass squats with that new pr. keep up the good progress bro.

cphafner
11-07-2003, 06:47 AM
Squats (Ass to Floor) (240/8!)
Things felt good here today. Everything was nice and smooth while I set a PR.

5. I feel like I'm getting more flexible in the legs with ATF squats. Flexibility was always a strong point of mine, but I am noticing how bringing my glutes to my claves is a lot smoother now than it was when I first started doing them.
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conrgats on the pr. I find that I really need to stretch out my hips before I do heavy squats, and this helps my form/strength a lot.

Coke
11-07-2003, 09:24 AM
Great leg work, good news on the squats and you have some reps to boot! :thumbup:

ryan1117
11-07-2003, 07:43 PM
Friday, November 07, 2003(Rest Day)
I sort of had a busy Friday. I meant to make it to the grocery store tonight, but there was a basketball game. The store closes at 10, so it doesn't look like I'll make it right now. I'll have to go on another night. I also picked up Final Fantasy XI. This is my first shot at an online RPG. So far, it has kept me busy. I didn't think I would like it, but my roommates bought it and they were playing it. So, I decided to try it out for myself.

Best Game of Last Week:
Virginia Tech over Miami
Miami was never really in this game. They were dominated by a Virginia Tech team that has many questions of their own.

My Jim Chaney Call of the Week.
Picking Notre Dame over Florida State
Florida State 37 Notre Dame 0. I sure looked bad with that pick.

Game of the Week:

aOSU vs. Michigan State:
Both teams are still in the race for the Big Ten. They both need Michigan to lose in order to go to the Rose Bowl. aOSU comes in off a lucky call to win against Penn State (aOSU lucky? Nah)

Final Score:aOSU 20 Michigan State 13

Potential Upsets of the Week:

Pitt over Virginia Tech
It might happen, but Pitt needs to stop the run which they may not be able to do.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. TCU (13th)--I was going to put up a section of how they would do if they played Notre Dame's Schedule (the toughest rated schedule) I would predict their record with the Sagarin Predictor Ratings. Without going into detail, I found that they would be 0-8 if they played that schedule. Luckily for delusional Horned Frogs, I don't have enough time to right now.

2. Florida State (3rd)--Their win over Notre Dame was impressive, but I think Notre Dame has given up this year.

4. Tennessee (18th)---Letting Duke hang around for a vast majority of the game is not impressive in my book.

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Miami (Ohio) (26th)---They will be ranked in the next poll since they beat a very good Bowling Green Team.

2. Michigan (8th)--This ranking is probably correct based on their 2 losses, but they may be playing the best football in the nation next to USC and Oklahoma.

3. Minnesota (24th)--I was calling them overrated early in the year due to their schedule. (like I am doing with TCU now) However, Minnesota fell accordingly in the polls after their 2 losses to good teams. However, I think losing to Michigan and Michigan State should not knock them down to 24th. I'd say they should be 15th or so.

Momentum:

Going Up:Oklahoma
They scored a blowout win in possibly their toughest game left on the schedule.

Going Down:Miami
I told you they were overrated.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
They look unstoppable. However, USC does also. That would be a great match-up in the Sugar Bowl.

Worst Team: Army
They don't seem to be going anywhere from their reserved parking space in this section.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

Purdue vs. Iowa
This one will be a tough one to call. If you like offense, this may not be a game you want to watch. Iowa will likely completely shut down the Purdue running game forcing them to be one-dimensional. When Purdue gets 3rd and 1, Jim Chaney will be sure to make the predictable HB Pitch call. However, Purdue also stops the run very well and that is mostly how Iowa gets their yards. Therefore, I bet we see a defensive struggle with turnovers and special teams being the difference. Purdue really owes Iowa from last year.

Purdue outplayed Iowa big time last year by outgaining them by something in the neighborhood of 520 to 280 in total yards. Purdue took a lead early and was about to go up 24-3 right before the half with first and goal from the 1. Purdue went 3 and out and had to settle for a field goal to make it 20-3. But wait, the FG gets blocked in typical Scott Downing fashion. Not only was it blocked, but Iowa runs it back for a TD to make it 17-10. A game Purdue was dominating is now close. Purdue then started the 2nd half by getting a punt blocked. Not only was it blocked, but it also went for a TD. Later in the game, Purdue had Iowa pinned back at their own 5 yard line on 3rd and long. What happens? Brad Banks hits Dallas Clark on a SCREEN for a 95 yard TD. (what is with the D letting a tight end take it 95 yards) Kyle Orton ended up getting a concussion by a cheap shot by Iowa. Anyway, true freshman Brandon Kirsch had to come in due to the concussion. In one of the most remarkable debuts, he leads Purdue from behind to take the lead. Purdue has Iowa at 4th down with 3 minutes to go. Purdue ends up getting the stop! It looks like they are going to beat Iowa. WRONG! Remember, Jim Chaney is calling the plays here. He calls 3 predictable runs for Purdue to make things 4th and inches with little time running off the clock due to Iowa calling time outs. Instead of doing a game-winning 1st down QB sneak with the mobile Kirsch, Purdue decides to punt the ball. Iowa gets the ball back and Brad Banks breaks a huge 40-some yard run against the prevent defense. Iowa then gets a few more plays to have it 4th and goal from around the 10 yard line. Banks drops back, here comes Purdue to get the sack! And then, at the last tenth of a second, Banks releases the ball. Boom! There's Dallas Clark standing WIDE OPEN (nobody within 10 yards of him) for the TD. The game is over with around 40 seconds to go right? It would be if Orton was QBing for Purdue, but Kirsch is in there. Kirsch leads Purdue into field goal range with about 10 seconds left. He throws a perfect pass to Taylor Stubblefield at about the 10. But, Stubblefield bobbles a pass thrown right on the numbers and the ball bounces up in the air to be intercepted.

Luckily, Iowa won't have Dallas Clark or Brad Banks this year. Another good omen is that Purdue won't have Scott Downing coaching special teams this year. I think the home field puts them over the edge in a close one against Iowa.

Purdue 16 Iowa 13
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ChampionLifter8: Thanks

cphafner: Thanks. I'll take note of that.

CoCoa: Thanks. Things felt pretty smooth that day.

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I attached a nice Master Card ad a Penn State fan had in his signature. That picture is the "catch" that the refs gave to aOSU on the game-winning drive.

Big o Boy
11-08-2003, 12:55 AM
Personally... I think USC is an Overrated team. Not by much, but I think there are other better teams that should be ahead of them. They will probably win out unless UCLA has something for them. Which I don't think will happen with the momentum they have going. And they were beaten by a team that's now 5-5. I don't think they're a bad team, just maybe a little overrated.

My Team's Selfish Prediction for the Season: haha
OU v. A&M
This is a running team, and OU showed they can stop the run by slamming OSU's big man, Tatum Bell, last week. I think this will be performed in typical OU blowout fashion, with a possibility of 50+ points this game. I'm hoping for a shutout since my team has yet to do that this year.
Final Score:
OU- 52 A&M- 10

Next Week:
Baylor will be blown away. No question.

OU v. TTech:
This is the one I'm worried about. This is virtually a pass only team. I'm curious to see how OU will match up to them. OSU beat them by running Bell to the bone. OU doesn't really have a great back for the running game, so this should be interesting I think. It's hard for me to say... this will either be a blowout or a close one. If they continue to win through up until now it will be a question of them beating themselves. If they lose focus, (which I don't think will happen with Stoops) they could blow it.

I HOPE they play Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game. That would be an awesome game.

As for the Sugarbowl. (If they make it this far) They'll probably be playing USC... and as I said, I think they're underrated and will be blown apart by OU or at least by 2 TD's. It's not really that I'm super-biased here either. They are just that good.


OH, and I'm really sorry if I'm spamming up your journal. Your entries are AWESOME on the games and I can't wait to read what you put everyweek. I'm so hyped up about it, though I thought I'd throw in some of my thoughts... :cool: :D

ryan1117
11-08-2003, 10:27 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 167.5

DB Bench (90/13)
This was the first time I haven't improved here in awhile.

DB Incline (75/13!)
I really had to work for that 13th rep, but I wasn't going to let myself leave the day empty handed on the pressing exercises.

DB Laterals (30/10)
Like many other exercises, these don't seem to want to go up following the intense sets of bench press and incline bench.

BB Military (dropping from now on)
I decided to not do these. My push day has always been a busy day. Workouts usually take me 1.5 hours if I give myself adequate rest. I got tired of workouts taking that long and seeming to be out of energy for pressing once I got here. As a result, I'm going to drop BB Military. From personal experience, I have learned that if you are too fatigued by an exercise, it doesn't usually seem to do you much good.

Cybex Ab Crunches (160/20!)
Good, I'm glad I got things up to 20 reps here. I really have been experiencing some strange abdominal cramps when doing the final few reps in the high teens here. Next week, I can move things up to 165 and drop the reps down some.

Dips (BW+95/10!)
The 10 reps came here fairly easy. I'll be moving things up to 100 next week.

Hot Chicks:
1. The chick at the entrance was pretty hot today. She had a gorgeous face and smiled at me as I entered. That was a good sign regardless if the meaning of that was because of me or because of her being a nice person. At least that shows some courtesy.
2. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts and had nice lean body mass on her legs. She also had a doll face. However, she used the recumbent bike.
3. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some black windsuit pants. She also had a great face.
4. This one had some brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had nice proportions.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Recumbent Bike even though she used the recumbent bike.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. Kellen Winslow doesn't like refs. That is fine considering I don't like him. He is the college football version of Jeremy Shockey or Terrell Owens. Honestly, I wouldn’t feel too bad if he got injured. He deserves it. He has gotten away with too much sh*t this season. I think he and Robert Reynolds should be in celebrity boxing match. I would root for it to go the maximum number of rounds. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=1657215
2. I loved hearing about aTm losing 77-0 to Oklahoma. I wish that would have been on TV here. I would have had fun watching that. Franchione deserves that with his non-existent loyalty by switching teams every year. Maybe a division II team might make him an offer at the end of the year.
3. Darn. IU won one in the last minute over Illinois. That will give them their first and only win against a division 1-A team all year. I wanted to see them go 0-8 in the Big Ten. Oh well, I guess you can't win (lose) them all!
4. What is with these bad calls on excessive celebration? They just flagged that Clemson guy for doing the Lambeau Leap. I still don't understand what they called the same thing on Anthony Chambers for on his TD in the Purdue Game either. That reminds me of a few years back when Purdue had a religious WR in Seth Morales. He caught a TD pass, knelt down, and pointed to the sky. That was excessive celebration to the refs.
5. I was shocked today with how Purdue had success running the ball. I thought there was no way they were going to run it on Iowa's 4th nationally rated run defense.
6. Purdue really took it to Iowa by going up 27-0. I was disappointed however to see them drop their defensive intensity after that. This could be a good sign since Iowa is a very similar team to aOSU. But, I think Purdue will have to play even better in order to beat aOSU next week.
7. College Gameday will be rolling into Columbus next week. That will be the 2nd time this year Purdue is on College Gameday. Unfortunately, neither game ended up at home. I really wanted to see them come here this year.
8. I'm worried things could be like the Michigan game next week. I hope not, but there is hope since Purdue was able to run the ball this week. They will absolutely have to run the ball to have any chance at aOSU. That game is for a BCS Bowl for Purdue. If they can win, they will either go to the Rose Bowl if Michigan can lose or a likely BCS at large bid if they tie Michigan for the Big Ten.
9. I think I'll add an ACC Award to my football section next Friday. This award will go to the most inconsistent teams which seem to be the entire ACC. Georgia Tech will win this award since they got blown out by DUKE! This was the same Georgia Tech team that beat Auburn earlier in the year and looked to have a very good defense. Other nominees are Wake Forest by losing to North Carolina or Clemson for looking like IU one week and then looking like a top 10 team the next week.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I set a PR on DB press after hitting a big plateau. I also set PRs on DB laterals, BB Military, and tricep pushdowns. I also threw in a barbell bench at the end of the workout and set a big PR there of 225/6 which made a believer out of me that I would hit 270 by the end of the semester for a max. There also was a curl jockey convention there that day. That night, I had a really strange dream that I posted and analyzed.

That weekend also was the "Holy Buckeye" football game. It was arguably the play of the year in all of college football last year. Of course, all of us Purdue Fans were crushed by that play. The game started out great with Purdue stuffing aOSU and Clarret on practically every play. They looked like they were about to knock off aOSU when it was 4th down for them with about a minute left. I remember watching Krenzel drop back and it looked like he was going to run. He saw he wasn't going to make the first down and just threw it down the field on the 4th down. Due to my bad angle of being in row 2 on the opposite end of the field, it looked like the ball was going to just sail out of bounds. As it went down, my view was blocked by the aOSU sideline. I thought to myself, "I better look at those aOSU fans in the end zone to see the result of this play since my view is blocked." Of course, a gigantic roar came from the end zone and the whole student section was full of 4-letter words. Tiller then decided to pull Kirsch for Orton for the last minute to try to come back. Orton quickly threw an interception ending any chance.
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Big o Boy: The only thing is who should go ahead of USC? Honestly, I feel nobody should. It's definitely not Miami, FSU, or Virginia Tech. That leaves LSU, which will have a good chance of a loss in the SEC championship. So, that leaves aOSU. Honestly, I would be most worried about them if I was an Oklahoma Fan. They could luck their way out to beat you guys even though you guys are better. If they win out, they could leap frog USC for number two. Their strength of schedule will go up with Purdue and Michigan left on their schedule. Michigan on the other hand is likely the 3rd best team in the nation right now. But, their two losses will keep them out of the Sugar Bowl.

ryan1117
11-09-2003, 10:29 PM
Sunday, November 09, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 169.5

Deadlifts (390/9!)
This was another PR with this rep range, but I'm still behind from where I was back in August. I'm still thinking things aren't quite where I would want them here. I feel like form is a lot better from where it was, but I think it sill can improve.

Barbell Rows (175/8)
These stayed the same as last week.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/22.5 seconds)
I had roughly a half a second extra here today here.

Pull Ups (BW+35/6.5)
I don't have anything to compare this set to, but I still would have liked to get more reps here.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray shorts and had really nice looking smooth legs. She was actually courteous too. She held up to hold open a door to me and also said, "You're welcome" after I said thanks. What's with hot chicks actually being friendly lately?
2. This one was the doll face chick from yesterday wearing the short shorts again. She upgraded her workout from the recumbent bike to the exercise bike. Hey, it's a start.
3. This one had some brown hair in a ponytail. She wore a really tight shirt. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. However, they were really tight and highlighted her nice behind. She did some hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting the abs.

I'll just give everyone a three way tie today since it is too tough to decide between. The last two were probably hotter, but the first one's courtesy puts her even with the other two. They all get 9s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There was bad form on curls.
2. Someone wrote a good letter to the Corec about people doing exercises and blocking the DB Racks and walking into people lifting free weights. As usual, they didn't seem to care.

Other Stuff:
1. I'm pretty pissed about why Edgerrin James was nowhere to be found in a bunch of plays for the Colts. He kept being taken out of the game in the red zone. Then, he doesn't go in for a series that the game could have been won with a first down. The cameras kept showing him on the sidelines and the announcers kept mentioning that he was not injured.
2. Manning once again went to his old ways on the last drive. Where the hell was he throwing the ball on the interception? My only guess was that he threw it way too high or something.
3. That one Lays commercial with that chick talking about the missed field goal always bugs me. She doesn't bother me since I would absolutely love to see more attractive chicks like that. That guy in the commercial should get the geek of the year award with his reaction. He is just like a good portion of the people in my major that would rather do a lab write up than watch the game. I'm not implying to skip the write up. I'm just saying they should be like me and work my schedule around things. Hell, I'd take a hot chick that is into sports in a heartbeat even if she was an IU fan.
4. I got a good laugh out of the end of the IU/Illinois game yesterday. Gerry Dinardo was jumping up and down like he won the national championship. Congratulations coach! You've just beat your first division 1-A team of the year.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 164. I set a new PR on deadlifts at 385/3. I also increased my barbell row to 135 for 10. Miss Unorthodox DB Laterals made her debut on this day. However, she did not originally show up in the hot chick section but rather the gym mysteries section. She got her name by the strange, no-rest DB exercises she was doing while I sat there waiting forever for her to get between sets so I could ask to work in. A cop tailgated me to try to pressure me to speed. It was a good thing I didn't bite because I didn’t bring my drivers license with me. Franjipani accused my journal of being cheery of late. :confused:

Big o Boy
11-10-2003, 12:30 PM
Big o Boy: The only thing is who should go ahead of USC? Honestly, I feel nobody should. It's definitely not Miami, FSU, or Virginia Tech. That leaves LSU, which will have a good chance of a loss in the SEC championship. So, that leaves aOSU. Honestly, I would be most worried about them if I was an Oklahoma Fan. They could luck their way out to beat you guys even though you guys are better. If they win out, they could leap frog USC for number two. Their strength of schedule will go up with Purdue and Michigan left on their schedule. Michigan on the other hand is likely the 3rd best team in the nation right now. But, their two losses will keep them out of the Sugar Bowl.

I probably aggree with you here. Last week I would of thought Tech deserved to be in the sugar bowl. Now that those 3 teams lost it's definitely deserving of USC to go if they win out. Purdue looked pretty strong this week whoopin' up on Iowa. ;) I believe Michigan will have something aOSU when that comes around. Unless everybody starts losing a lot of games I don't think I'm going to get my Miami v. OU game. :( But I did get my shutout wish against A&M. Only thing was, I was off by almost 4 TD's on the score. :D Nice Back strength btw. Dead's are unreal.

ryan1117
11-11-2003, 11:44 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =168.3

Tricep Extensions (105/12!)
These went pretty well. I was churning them out pretty easily early on, but things weren't so easy on the last few reps, which only gave me a one rep improvement here.

DB Bicep Curls (50/10)
These are still at 50 here. I didn't try for anything extra because I would have had sorry form.

Tricep Pushdowns (155/14!)
This set was unfortunately harder than I expected considering I did 155/13 two weeks ago.

Cybex Ab Crunches (165/11)
Ouch, I didn't expect this big of a dropoff by adding some weight. Oh well, it will be nicer not having 20 reps cramping up my abs.

Hammer Curls (50/9.5!)
I wasn't expecting to get a little extra here, but I was able to pull things off.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short baby blue shorts and some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She had nice looking legs and a gorgeous face. I sort of picked her off.
2. This one had some short yellow text on the butt shorts. She had some light brown hair tied back. She had a mediocre face, but had a nice set of legs.
3. This one was the chick that did decent exercises the previous week. She had some black hair in a ponytail. Her face still looked good even though she had a dress code violation with some black windsuit pants. She was also wearing an engineering shirt, so she is probably stuck up. Unless she is a great person, she probably thinks she is better than she really is since her classes would consist of about 25 guys to every hot chick. That is the whole way there is the capability of there to be cottage cheese queens on campus. It is sort of like a smaller scale of prison. It is like inmates settling for other men due to a non-existent availability of women. Only the guys here settle for a cottage cheese queen due to the low availability of women. Or it reminds me of some chicks that guys hit on because they aren't fat, but have a face like the topographic surface of the moon. Okay, back to this chick. She definitely is hot, but she probably has a big head since she is a chick in engineering.
4. Miss Volleyball Shorts was there again. It's nice to see her becoming a regular again on my week day workouts. She wasn't wearing the volleyball shorts though. She also made her old traditional pilgrimage to the abductor machine.
5. This one made up for Miss Volleyball Shorts by wearing some tight black volleyball shorts. She had some straight brown hair in a ponytail. The volleyball shorts highlighted her nice behind and thighs.
6. Miss Doll Face was there again. This time though, she was wearing some short gray shorts as opposed to the short black shorts she was wearing over the weekend. She steered clear of the recumbent bike, but still did some active rest on the normal exercise bike.

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss Doll Face and Miss Baby Blue Shorts. They both get 9s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There was a traffic jam at the abductor machine.
2. There was a commercial for liposuction on the radio today. I didn't catch the first part of it, but I can't stand people that get lypo. It just tells me they are weak and will never be dedicated enough to get rid of that flab on their own. After all, the body fat is a related rate problem. That is like giving a bum 20 dollars. Sure, he will be okay in the short term, but he will still be screwed down the road since he has no source of income. The person on the commercial will still get back that flab unless the rate (diet) is changed to equal the body's rate (metabolism).
3. Just when I think I have hear the sh*ttiest commercial, another one comes up. This one claims to safely lose 10 pounds per day. I'm sorry, but dehydration is not safe. I really wish someone would put an end to this BS. I guess the only reason this crap stays around is due to all the shallow police buying this crap. They are taking away their valuable time from eating and giving me a citation for my hot chick report. Of course they will want a guy that is tall and rich since they aren't shallow.:rolleyes:

Other Stuff:
1. Some guy walked up to another guy and asked him about his ab routine. I was glad to hear the guy say that he just "gets up in the morning". That sure beats these losers that say they do 250 crunches every night to tone their abs. He also said it was due to his metabolism, but I feel he is selling himself short since the real reason is he is lean due to a good diet. If you don't eat smart, even with a high metabolism, you won't be lean.
2. I have a bunch of crap that is going to be due in the next few weeks along with a bunch of exams. That won't be fun.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 162.55. I set a PR on DB incline bench and bicep curls. There was a busy day on the hot chick report. Miss Do Just the Bar for Stiff Legged Deadlifts made her first appearance along with Miss Volleyball Shorts being without the volleyball shorts (deja vu one year later today). I mistakenly thought some chick was doing cleans out of the corner of my eye only to see her doing bicep curls like that. Some guy was lifting in jeans and a sweater. I complained about my bad haircut and looking like Lloyd Christmas. I also corrected a mistake I made with the "Slim in Six" infomercial. I saw some guy in the gym that looked like Khalid El-Amin. I also posted a picture of my hands after deadlfits.
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Big o Boy: If aOSU wins out (but they probably will lose one of their last two), they WILL deserve to be ahead of USC. They would have the same number of losses and a much tougher schedule. Maybe a bunch of teams can lose and you guys could get Texas. I'm sure you wound want to see that. I'm still confused on how Texas is number 5 in the BCS. With TCU being 6th, it is showing hot strength of schedule should count for much more. I guess beating Arizona in OT is good enough to be number 6. TCU would be 1-8 with Notre Dame's schedule (they would beat Navy). On the filp side, about 30 teams would be undefeated with TCU's schedule.

aka23
11-11-2003, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
She was also wearing an engineering shirt, so she is probably stuck up. Unless she is a great person, she probably thinks she is better than she really is since her classes would consist of about 25 guys to every hot chick.

I agree with you about the high Male/Female ratio in some engineering classes, and how it effects some womens' opinion of theirselves. I had a few graduate EE hardware classes where there was more than a 20 to 1 ratio of men to women, and I did not think most of those women were particularly attractive. I had some smaller classes where there were no women at all. Overall the ratio of men to women in EE in my college was 6 to 1. The ratio was far lower in my MSE classes, which at the time was called Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

In 2000, the undergraduate majors with the highest male to female ratio at my college were:
1. Chicano Studies (No Women)
2. Electrical Engineering (6 to 1)
3: Computer Science (5 to 1)
4: Classics (3 to 1)
5: Physics (3 to 1)

The majors with the highest female to male ratio were:
1. Feminist Studies (No Men)
1. Geological/Environmental Sciences (No Men)
1. English/Spanish Literature (No Men)
1. Asian Studies (No Men)
5. African Studies (10 to 1)

ryan1117
11-13-2003, 12:29 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2003(Legs)

Weight =168.4

Squats (Ass to Floor) (245/6)
I added five pounds to this and dropped two reps. In a way though, I'm not too worried since my depth is getting a little deeper. I was going to the same depth as to the deepest I could go with just the bar at the beginning. This extra depth has increased my flexibility and I'm able to go a little bit further down. We're not talking a lot of extra depth, but maybe like an inch or so. My knees kind of felt bad here, which could just be to me upping the weight. A lot of times when I up the weight, something feels strange the first week, and then everything gets better the next week with the same weight. I also had to switch bars here since the bar with no knurling was on the rack.

Calf Raises (5pps/5.5 + 10 second pause per rep)
Hopefully my feet stay all right here. Standing on my toes for 10 seconds at a time worries me a bit on the extra stress added to the feet.

Leg Curls (130/11.5!)
This machine felt oiled.

Leg Extensions (168/9)
I originally started doing these while forgetting to change the pin. I ended up having 30 pounds fly up like crazy on the first rep. It scared the sh*t out of me. I'm slowing down the tempo here which is why things account to the rep loss. I'm trying to take all the momentum out of the lift. Like other exercises, I'm not too worried about these since they are mainly just a supplement to the squats.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short black text on the butt shorts along with a nice pair of legs that had decent lean body mass. She had some straight black hair in a ponytail.
2. this one wore some dark brown curly hair. She wore a bandana and had a nice face and chest. She had a dress code violation with some sweats.
3. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some gray sweats and was doing DB exercises.
4. This one had some blonde straight hair in a ponytail. She wore some short blue shorts that had hand prints on the butt. Is that where I'm supposed to put my hands? She had nice legs and was not tan, so she is probably nice.
5. Yet another had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some red sweats. She had nice proportions.
6. Yet another had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short blue shorts and had nice leanness and a great face. She also wasn't tan, so she is probably nice. I also sort of picked her off.

The winner of the day gill be a tie between all the chicks with the blonde hair in a ponytail. I can't believe how similar they all looked.

Gym Mysteries:
1. A couple of guys that looked to have decent strength made their way to the squat rack. I figured they would do some squats. Nope, they just went to do some bicep curls. They had more hip action than Mr. Humpy. Of course, they had to yell on each rep.
2. That one day diet commercial came on the radio again.

Other Stuff:
1. My arms hit the big 14 inch mark today. Oh well, that wouldn't exactly impress most people, but most of those people don't do the weights I do on curls or tricep extensions. If only my bodyfat would go to my arms or chest like some people seem to get.
2. I took my bodyfat this morning. I measured in at 7.2 with the calipers. The number may jump a half percent or so with the same measurements next week since I'll be a year older.
3. Surprisingly, aOSU fans aren't littering the Purdue board this year with trash talk. I guess they aren't as confident with their chances as they were last year. I think they will win though. I liked Purdue's chances better last year over this year.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at an even 161.55 pounds. I set a PR on squats with 235 for 8 to parallel. I also set one on seated calf raises. I complained about a professor of mine giving us a hard question on the structural analysis exam. This also marked the day where I changed to format of my journal to be a little more eye friendly with the color-coded section titles. Some guy was curling 135, but with terrible form.
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aka23: Purdue isn't too bad with something like 60/40 overall. However, Civil Engineering is roughly 80/20. (which I actually think is one of the best engineering male/female ratios in the nation) Even 60/40 though seems to make a significant difference in how people act. For example, I get more random IMs over AIM from females that go to Ball State then from the ones that go to Purdue. Ball State has around 20,000 students less than Purdue and you theoretically get more people talking to you that are closer to you. I'd say that says a lot about Purdue. I think Ball State is more of a male-friendly school since there are a lot of elementary education majors there. (my sister goes there) I've also seen things from the other side though. I had a job in high school where I was a stockperson at a pharmacy and pretty much every worker there was female. There were some that I would consider out of my league that were overly friendly to me.

FFeJ
11-13-2003, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
I had a job in high school where I was a stockperson at a pharmacy and pretty much every worker there was female. There were some that I would consider out of my league that were overly friendly to me.
I love being in a work environment like that. I work at a bank where a lot of the time i am the only male working at the time in the teller department with a plethora of college females. It's cool when you get to be regarded as the "hot commodity" and not the other way around like it usually is.

aka23
11-13-2003, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
aka23: Purdue isn't too bad with something like 60/40 overall. However, Civil Engineering is roughly 80/20. (which I actually think is one of the best engineering male/female ratios in the nation) Even 60/40 though seems to make a significant difference in how people act. For example, I get more random IMs over AIM from females that go to Ball State then from the ones that go to Purdue. Ball State has around 20,000 students less than Purdue and you theoretically get more people talking to you that are closer to you. I'd say that says a lot about Purdue. I think Ball State is more of a male-friendly school since there are a lot of elementary education majors there. (my sister goes there) I've also seen things from the other side though. I had a job in high school where I was a stockperson at a pharmacy and pretty much every worker there was female. There were some that I would consider out of my league that were overly friendly to me.

According to SWE statistics from a few years ago, about 20% of enrolled engineering students in the United States are women, but majors such as civil engineering and electrical engineering have lower ratios. At Stanford about 25% of engineering degrees are awarded to women, so probably ~30% of engineering students are women. One of the main reasons it is higher than normal is admissions targets women in engineering. Admission standards are easier for women who say they are interested in engineering than those who say they are interested in other fields. Purdue may be implementing a similar policy. The article at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/html3month/030716.Duffin.CEwomen.html , says that 39% of civil engineering grad students are women, which is up quite a bit from previous years and "Increasing the percentage of women students in civil engineering reflects campuswide diversity efforts." It is probably higher than the undergraduate ratio due to different recruiting methods and knowing what field applicants are entering.

I have also seen things from the other side of the ratio. I took quite a few courses in human biology, in which 80% of majors are women. I recall a class on eating disorders in which the female/male ratio was greater than 20 to 1.

ryan1117
11-14-2003, 01:02 PM
Friday, November 14, 2003(Rest Day)


Best Game of Last Week:
Pittsburgh over Virginia Tech
I don't think either of these two are that great, but Virginia Tech was once again overrated, so it was nice to see them lose.

My Tony Mejia Call of the Week
Saying Purdue would be able to run the ball against Iowa
Today's honor of this title goes to Tony Mejia of CBS Sportsline. This guy thinks that neither Purdue nor IU will make the NCAA tournament in basketball. I don't think both have been shut out in the same year since before I was born. Obviously, it would be fine with me if IU didn't make it, but this guy doesn't have a clue. Purdue loses 1 starter from last year (who wasn't even the best player on the team) and he somehow thinks they will go from 19 wins to a team that isn't even on the bubble? Of course this is probably one of those guys who thinks that Duke/Maryland is a big traditional rivalry. Anyway, let's go back to football. I didn't pick any games wrong last week, so the closest thing I had to picking a loss was saying that Purdue would win despite not being able to run the ball. They ended up winning more so because they were able to run the ball. That is a very encouraging sign by being able to run the ball on the nation's 4th best rush defense. They will need to repeat that in order to have a chance against the nation's number 1 rush defense in aOSU.

#2 Game of the Week:

Nebraska vs. Kansas State:
The winner of this game will likely get the honor of losing to Oklahoma in the Big XII championship game. Kansas State still is 0-71 or whatever against ranked teams on the road. Nebraska wins this one in Lincoln even though I'm not too sure that they are that good.

Final Score:Nebraska 27 Kansas State 17

Potential Upset of the Week:

West Virginia over Pitt
Even with Pitt beating Virginia Tech, I'm not convinced they are that good. Pitt can't stop the run. West Virginia runs the ball a lot. West Virginia wins this game.

Overrated/Underrated:
Overrated: (AP Ranking)
1. TCU (10th)--Hopefully they will lose focus with all this BCS talk. That needs to happen considering it won't be due to any opponents on their schedule being that good.

2. Washington State (8th)---They have yet to show me an eye-opening win since their game against Oregon isn't looking as impressive as it did at the time.

3. Pittsburgh (16th)

Underrated: (AP Ranking)
1. Miami (Ohio) (23rd)---I honestly feel they are a top 15 team. This is your real non-BCS Cinderella.

Momentum:

Going Up:Miami (Ohio)
They beat a decent Marshall team 45-6. They just might even be the best Miami out there.

Going Down:Miami (Florida)
They continue to show that they were overrated early in the year.

Best Team/Worst Team
Best Team: Oklahoma
Every week they seem to look even better.

Worst Team: Army
I would say that they could look forward to the Navy Game for a win, but Navy actually looks decent.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.

aOSU vs. Purdue
Here comes College Gameday into Columbus this week. If I was Gameday, I'd go to Columbus every home game. Ohio State has probably the best college football game day atmosphere. They have a bunch of tents lining the road with big 150-inch or so TVs showing other football games. They also have things such as live bands to make the atmosphere nice. You also would think that it would be a pain in the ass to get in and out of there considering there are well over 100,000 fans packed into the middle of Columbus. In reality, it is very easy to get in and out. They have a big freeway leading right to the shoe. You get off a ramp, and you are practically there. There is no need to take 1 hour to drive 2 miles on some 2 lane road that leads to the stadium like so many other places. Don't get me started with how much of a pain in the ass it will be to get out of IU a week from today when Purdue plays their 8th home game at IU. (at least IU doesn't charge for parking) On top of that, it was only 5 dollars to park at Ohio State. (cough cough Kiss my ass Michigan with your 20 dollar parking on a lawn of a high school) I'll also throw in Illinois since they charged me something like 15 to park in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway, Purdue is 5-0 so far this year in payback games from the last meeting. They beat Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Illinois, Iowa, and Penn State from previous losses where Purdue gave the game away to them. I don't consider the Michigan Game a payback game since Michigan was probably the only team that outplayed Purdue last year. This game is likely for a BCS Bowl for Purdue. (I'm already counting IU as a win) If Purdue wins, I think enough teams ahead of them will lose for them to get a BCS at large. If not, Michigan could always lose which would give Purdue the automatic bid to the Rose Bowl. Plus, a win would likely get Purdue at least a tie for the Big Ten Championship. (Michigan would win the tiebreaker) You probably will see the Holy Buckeye clip about 20 times on College Gameday. Purdue still hasn't totally convinced me on their pass defense. Iowa had a few guys get wide open only to have Purdue get bailed out by bad throws last week. I wouldn't be surprised to see Krenzel start throwing jump balls and completing them. Purdue probably won't be able to run the ball even though they were able to against Iowa last week. That means that Orton will have to beat them through the air. The problem is that Purdue almost beat them last year due to Kirsch at QB and not Orton. Kirsch will be watching the game from the bench. If he can get through this game, he will likely red shirt this year. (Orton could get injured and we could just use some random guy to beat IU) Don't get me wrong, I think Orton is a great QB. I just feel Kirsch is a better QB. I see Ohio State blitzing all game since Orton isn't mobile. They will probably attack with the same game plan as Michigan did. If this game comes down to Ohio State lucking out as usual on a play, I won't be as mad, since at least Purdue would have kept it close. I worried this may be another game like the one against Michigan.

aOSU 27 Purdue 13

Other Stuff:
1. I'm surprised the team hadn't left campus yet when I was walking back from one of my classes around noon. I saw Joe Tiller walking around in shorts. What the hell are you doing Tiller? It's freezing out there. It is like 30 degrees. If it helps us get a win, I'll take it.
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FFeJ: Yeah, those were the days.

aka23: I actually believe the 39% stat on grad students. I've had a decent number of female TAs. Maybe that percentage I was thinking of was the highest percentage of women in an engineering major within Purdue then. I may have just gotten it confused since I remember hearing it years ago. I did a straw count in one of my classes today. I did it in the engineering class that I felt there were the most women in to get a conservative estimate. Ten out of 50 or so students were female. I'm surprised on the 20:1 female/male ratio in one of your classes. I took "Psychology of Women" last year, and it was still 40% male.

By the way, I’m curious to see what you thought of the eating disorder class you took. I've seen a lot of guest speakers through high school and even a few here that would accuse half of WBB of having an eating disorder. The ones I had probably would flip if they knew I tracked my daily calories.

RG570
11-14-2003, 03:13 PM
Those ATF squats lookin sweet ryan. Do you use a traditional powerlifting stance when you max out on squats or a more narrow one?

aka23
11-14-2003, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
By the way, I’m curious to see what you thought of the eating disorder class you took. I've seen a lot of guest speakers through high school and even a few here that would accuse half of WBB of having an eating disorder. The ones I had probably would flip if they knew I tracked my daily calories.

I do not remember much detail about the class. The focused mostly on anorexia and bulimia. I believe they briefly mentioned reverse anorexia and related disorders that are more common among bodybuilders. I found some of the material interesting, but I was disgusted by some of the pictures of women who had nearly starved to death. The high female / male ratio did not effect my social life.

Coke
11-15-2003, 08:53 AM
You would be proud of me bro! ...I won the NFL picks last week - ;) and I would have won the week prior had it not been for the Monday night football points.

ryan1117
11-15-2003, 07:25 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 169.3

DB Bench (90/13.5!)
I'm not too happy despite this being improvement. I've only improved a half a rep in the last two weeks. Even the reps didn't feel all too great. On top of that, my 2nd set felt really sorry. This is bad news for my hopes of getting 300 for a max on barbell bench before the year is over. I had very little margin of error to begin with, and this may have exceeded the margin I had.

DB Incline (75/11)
These also felt really sorry just like my 2nd set on DB Bench. My arms just seemed to feel out of place.

DB Laterals (30/10.5)
This is back to where I was a few weeks back. Actually, I had 11, but I decided not to count the 11th rep.

Abs (165/11.5!)
Here is a slight improvement here.

Dips (BW+100/9!)
I'm pleased with this set of dips. My previous best with 100 was for 6 reps about a year ago. I figure I'll need to get 115/10 or so in order to score a double bodyweight dip. That is something I'll aim for in the spring.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight, long brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short aqua shorts and had nice leanness and smooth legs.
2. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She wore some medium black shorts and talked about how she wanted to play volleyball. I thought that was a good idea since she would have looked nice in some volleyball shorts. She was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs. She had a decent face and lots of leanness.
3. This one wore some short gray shorts and had some black hair tied back. She lacked lean body mass, but made up for it with her face.
4. This one had some dark brown hair tied back. She had some short patterned shorts along with some nice legs. But, she used the abductor machine and also did hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs.

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss Patterned Shorts and Miss Wannabe Volleyball Player. They both get 8.5s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy did DB shrugs making sure to block the DB rack.

Other Stuff:
1. I'm getting really sick of these Bob Rohrman Commercials here. The TV will be at a certain volume, and Bob will come on at about 5 times the volume of the program I was watching talking about all the great deals I can get on a new car. This is very annoying to say the least. On top of that, he always has the worst commercials. I don't think those commercials are the source of the sound problem though. I think it is a problem with the University Cable System.
2. Regardless of what people want to say, Purdue's offense lost this game today. The defense played a great game only allowing 6 points (3 on a 52 yard FG) The offense once again lost the game with a fumble at the goal line that aOSU recovered for a TD. They may have had a chance for a winning field goal at the end of regulation, but Orton fumbled a routine snap that looked good.
3. It looks like Kirsch will get his redshirt this year. Purdue won't need him if Orton ends up getting hurt against IU. They can just send in a 3rd stringer. I bet Purdue's defense scores more points than IU's offense next week.
4. I was actually pleased once again with Chaney's playcalling. The 2 Orton fumbles were the backbreaker since the defense played good enough to win in yet another game.
5. It is looking like Purdue will be playing in either the Capital One or Outback Bowl. I want them to get the Capital One Bowl since I went to the Outback Bowl a few years back. That means they will be playing against paid professionals since it will be against an SEC team in either one.
6. I hope they get Georgia in their bowl game. Georgia is the hot chick capital of the world. I remember seeing some of their chicks when Purdue played them a few years back. All I can say is, damn!
7. Like I said before the game, I would be happy if Purdue had a chance at the end. But aOSU wins yet ANOTHER close game. When will their luck run out in close games?
8. I'll be very dissapointed if they don't score at least 50 on IU next week.
9. I'll be rooting for Michigan next week against Ohio State. If Michigan wins, the Big Ten likely gets 2 BCS Bowls which will bump up every other team to a higher bowl.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I busted out an Abercrombie t-shirt for this workout that I felt like mentioning in it after there was a thread bashing them during that same time period. I set PRs on a bunch of exercises only to be very disappointed with my barbell bench at the end of the workout. I pretty much gave up on me setting my end of the year goal on bench only to be surprised by the end of the semester. It was a really slow day on the hot chick report. Some guy used a belt for a 145 pound bench press.

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RG570: Thanks, I use a fairly wide stance on my squats. It is not super wide, but just a tad wider than what would be considered a normal stance.

aka23: I guess that isn't too bad. I kind of have had bad experiences with speakers on that before.

This next statement I make may be controversial. I feel that many eating disorders are created when obese people are not accepting responsibility on their own figure. I'd think that makes people go over the edge trying to prove that they can control their figure.

CoCoa: Nice going! The NFL is too hard to pick anymore with all the parity in the league. (which I like) I'm having my best year by far in my college football picks on ESPN, but I'm traditionally stronger in college basketball. I’m 3-0 against Las Vegas all time on college football games. :)

FFeJ
11-15-2003, 09:42 PM
I'm sure the improvements will come back faster on db bench, handling the 90's like that is impressive nonetheless. You're getting closer and closer to the 100's. I don't know about you but i would consider that quite an accomplishment.

ChampionLifter8
11-16-2003, 06:20 AM
dont worry about the db bench man just keep pumping those waits and the strengh will come.

ryan1117
11-16-2003, 09:49 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 168.4

Deadlifts (395/9!)
I really willed my way to a PR here. It was one of my most intense sets I have done on deadlifts. My throat was totally numb at the end of this set and I was really lightheaded. I truly believe that willpower is a major component of high rep deadlifts. This PR was one set over one way back from practically a year ago. I believe that was the last time I did 395.The good news is that if I can up this weight by 5 pounds next week, I'll likely pass where I was back in August. That could be good since I pretty much just was wishing to get back where I was when I ran into form problems. I believe I have them fixed for the most part now.

Barbell Rows (175/8)
These still didn't seem quite good enough in order for me to count the 9th rep. That seems to be the case every week for the past few weeks. I'll bench mark my lat progress more so by pull ups though since form is far less of a variable in those.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (Forgot!!!:eek: )
Some guys were doing very strange looking sets of 100 pound shrugs on this machine. I ended up walking around the building for about 10 minutes and coming back. They were still there. So, I went on to do pull ups. The problem was that once I finished pull-ups, I left. (since pull-ups are usually my last exercise) I'll make these up on arm day depending on how my traps feel tomorrow. If my traps feel like they got a good workout from deadlifting, I'll probably just skip the static holds. If they don't feel like they got much, I'll go ahead and do the static holds.

Pull Ups (BW+35/7!)
I probably could have done a little more here. However, I'll take care of business next week. Slow and steady progress will add up after a year or so.

Hot Chicks:
1. Miss lesbian was there again wearing her bandana that looks very sexy. She wore some short black shorts.
2. This one had some brown hair tied back and some short black shorts. She had a nice pair of legs.
3. This one had some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some navy sweats.
4. Miss Doll Face was there again wearing some short blue shorts.
5. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some pants. However, they were tight spandex which made up for that. She only had a mediocre face though.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Doll Face. She is still a 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. The guys that were doing 100 pound shrugs also felt that it was necessary to use straps. Come on! Use straps when you actually do a weight that will require them. They also were using the strangest form I have ever seen.

Other Stuff:
1. Some big guy seemed sort of impressed by my weighted pull ups. That is good since they aren't exactly one of my best exercises.
2. I checked my college football picks over on ESPN. I'm having a great year. I'm actually picking better this year than I was for basketball this last year. So far, I'm in the 97.5th percentile on ESPN for the year. I checked my overall record and I’m 137-55 for the year.
3. That was a wild Colts Game today. There was pretty much a lack of defense. But, it did make the game exciting.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 162. I deadlifted another PR of 390/3. This set the table for me to make my first venture into the 400s. This was my last time touching a weight of less than 405 all the way until around April of this year when I started doing high reps. I switched my pull up grip from palms facing to palms away. This made them harder. I still do them palms away to this day. It was the busiest hot chick day at the time. I started the seasonal deduction for a chick being tan. I also started naming which hot chick was the best of the day in the hot chick section.
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FFeJ: I was sort of aiming for a 300 pound barbell bench by the end of the year. However, I had little margin for error. I'm all disappointed since I'm sort of falling behind now.

ChampionLifter8: Yeah, I'm just a little worried about losing momentum.

cphafner
11-17-2003, 06:56 AM
395*9@168? damn thats strong, blows me away. Sorry about the loss this weekend. I was rooting hard Purdue, I hate OSU.

Coke
11-17-2003, 07:34 AM
I don't believe them deads dude, are you sure about that?? - j/k - :D Great work!!

cphafner
11-17-2003, 02:30 PM
dude, happy birthday!:birthday: :birthday:

Big o Boy
11-17-2003, 02:35 PM
good eye dood. :birthday: :birthday:

Happy Birthday old guy! :D

FFeJ
11-17-2003, 02:55 PM
Happy birthday, how old are you now, and how many more years of college do you have?

WillKuenzel
11-17-2003, 07:06 PM
Happy Birthday, man!

fuzz
11-17-2003, 07:50 PM
Have a good one, don't get too trashed.

Coke
11-18-2003, 08:38 AM
Happy B'day and many more hot chicks bro - ;)

ryan1117
11-18-2003, 03:24 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =168.2

Tricep Extensions (105/12)
This was one of those sets that felt like I was going to make improvement on until I seemingly hit a brick wall on the last few reps. This was kind of more disappointing than usual since tricep improvement will also be key if I want to hit 300 on barbell bench by the end of the year. (which is looking more so unlikely)

DB Bicep Curls (50/10.5!)
Here is a slight bit of improvement here on curls. Things are beginning to really take a toll on my forearms again from holding the DBs so long. It's nothing to stop me from doing high reps though.

Tricep Pushdowns (170/11.5!)
I once again was a total dumbass and loaded up 170 thinking it was 155. I thought things felt hard. At least this is improvement since I made the same mistake twice.

Hammer Curls (50/9.5)
This could have very well been 10 reps, but I decided to not completely count the final rep.

Cybex Ab Crunches (165/12!)
This machine felt unoiled and full of friction.

Hammer Strength Static Holds (360/21 seconds)
I made up this set here from Sunday. I'm not too worried about the drop here since it was at the end of a workout that fatigued my forearms. Hammer and Bicep Curls really work my forearms.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some short gray sweats. She was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs.
2. This one had some brown hair tied back. She also had a dress code violation with some sweats. Like the first chick, she also was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs.
3. Miss Engineering Chick was there again. She had a dress code violation with some black windsuit pants. She still had the black hair tied back. However, she seemed to stick to machines instead of free weights like she did the other day.
4. This one had some black hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts. She had a very nice set of legs that were lean and full of lean body mass. She did some ab work for quite awhile, but was tan.
5. This one had some black hair tied back. She wore some short yellow text on the butt shorts. She was stretching out on a mat, making those shorts minimum coverage. She was sort of tall and had very nice legs that were nice and lean.

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss Yellow Text on the Butt Shorts and Miss Tan and Toned. They both get 9s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Some guy grabbed a bench I was about to use as I went to get the EZ curl bar. I thought through my head about what he probably was going to waste a bench to do. Just as I absolutely knew he was going to do, he went to do concentration curls.

Other Stuff:
1. Someone actually did parallel squats today.
2. Another guy was very close to parallel, but still a bit short. It still was deeper than about 90% of everyone else though, so it is worth mentioning.
3. This week sucks. I have 3 exams. It will pretty much be nonstop studying until Thanksgiving since I also have an exam next Monday. Of course, that won't keep me from posting in my journal or doing my workouts. I'll also be busy since I have to condense a workout or two due to Thanksgiving.
4. I took a caliper measurement today. I measured in at 6.6, but then I forgot to account for me being 23 now. So, that bumped things up to 7. So, that answers my question on what you roughly gain every year from the same skinfold readings. I am looking somewhat leaner in the mirror, but I probably think the realistic number would be more around 8 or 8.5 right now. I think I remember reading from aka23 that the JP3 formula underestimates things.
5. I'm thinking I might have a slight intermission here from my slow bulk. I may drop my weight a little bit over the next month or so to compensate for Christmas Break where I seem to gain a bunch of weight. I remember gaining about 10 pounds in 2 weeks last Xmas break before that disaster sickness that caused me to lose about 14 pounds. I'll plan to slowly add like a pound a month 2nd semester here. I seem to only be able to gain about 5 pounds per year without significantly raising my bodyfat.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 162.2 today. I set a PR on squats of 245/7. It was a slow day for hot chicks, and someone was using straps for bicep curls. I made my predictions on when the new weight room would open up on campus and was happy to see some of the old GNR members form a new band. Plus, I actually believed reports that the next GNR album would come out soon.
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cphafner: Thanks. Deadlifts are by far my best lift. Yeah, the loss was pretty disappointing, especially after how they got beat on a deep 4th and 1 pass last year by Ohio State. I was happy though that they had a chance to win though.

CoCoa: I'm almost back to where I was. Hopefully, if I have a good day this next Sunday, I'll be past where I was last August.

Big o Boy: Yeah, I do feel old now. I honestly don't like the sound of 23.

FFeJ: I'm 23 and this is my last year in college.

HomeYield: Thanks

fuzz: Don't worry. I'm busy studying for all my exams this week.

ryan1117
11-20-2003, 10:09 AM
Thursday, November 20, 2003(Legs)

Weight =170.2
I don't know why this is so high. I've actually reduced my intake somewhat. It's just a fluctuation though, so I’m not worried.

Squats (Ass to Floor) (245/6.5!)
I had a strange pain in the behind here. (literally) When I brought the bar down, I had this stabbing pain around my glute area. It didn't affect me on the lift though since I just squatted through the pain. I'm just glad I was able to finish this set. It felt like I may not be able to early on.

Calf Raises (5pps/5.7 + 10 second pause per rep)
The decimal places are coming here from how long I had on the 10 second hold on the last rep. For example, I was able to hold the 6th rep for 7 seconds. Therefore, I have 5.7 reps.

Leg Curls (130/12!)
These were a little fast, but I still was able to get the job done.

Leg Extensions (168/8)
I'm really slowing these down. I'm starting each rep from a dead stop now.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short gray text on the butt shorts with brown hair in a ponytail. She was tall, lean, and had decent legs. She did hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting the abs. She also had a mediocre face.
2. This one had some short yellow text on the butt shorts and light brown hair tied back. She had some fat, but no cottage cheese. Even though she had a little fat, her legs looked nicely shaped.
3. This one had some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had some short yellow text on the butt shorts and very nice leanness. However, she was tan.
4. This one had some short white shorts with some light brown hair in a ponytail. She had nice leanness to her body and had very nicely shaped legs. But, she was tan and used the abductor machine.
5. This one had some reddish-brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some light blue windsuit pants. She had her sleeves rolled up, but sort of had anorexic corpse shoulders. However, due to the law of supply and demand, she ends up being attractive due to not being fat with an average face.
6. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some red windsuit pants. She did look like she may have had decent lean body mass. However, she used the abductor machine.

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss Dark Brown Hair and Miss Short White Shorts. They both had very nice proportions and both get 9s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. There were more curls in the squat rack.
3. There were even more curls in the squat rack.
4. I had to unload all the 10s and 5s off a bar in the squat rack from someone doing curls in the squat rack.
5. One of the bars there would have actually had decent knurling if they didn't file it down. The center knurling actually felt pretty good on the bar. However, the side knurling was smoothed out.
6. They had a commercial on claiming that diet and exercise weren't enough to lose weight while peddling their miracle diet. I still think all their clients should build a power plant. Since they found a flaw in the conservation of energy, they could help do wonders for the world.

Other Stuff:
1. I have another exam tomorrow. My thermodynamics one on Monday went absolutely terrible. However, I can afford to do bad on it since I was something like 15% above the class average going into it. My exam yesterday went well considering I had no time to study for it due to my thermodynamics exam. I still probably did bad on it, but not as bad as I was expecting.
2. I'll get my chest workout in tomorrow due to me going to IU for the Purdue game Saturday. They stuck the game at noon, so it is too early for me to workout before I go to it. Plus, I don't know when I'll get back, so I'll just get my workout in just in case.
3. I'm getting sick of Final Fantasy XI's cheap bullsh*t. I'm from Bastok in that game and am level 16 right now. There are few places I can efficiently gain experience outside the highlands. But, they pull this BS by putting random ultra-tough enemies around the highlands. I keep losing all my progress there when a f-ing tremor ram, goblin butcher, or onyx quadav gets cheap by running up behind and attacking me while I am fighting another enemy. I guess I'll go back to lower dangruf wadi and get cheap experience every 3rd enemy. At least there won't be any random strong enemy killing me.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 161.45 pounds. I set a PR on tricep extensions of 85/9.5. I was rather distracted on DB presses since Miss Do Just the Bar for Stiff Legged Deadlifts had to do some glute-ham raises right in front of me. I saw the Hot Chick Superbowl runner up that day. I complained about people not using the full range of motion on military press and people doing a gazillion reps on bodyweight dips. I also had a very bad situation with a formal lab report being due. I ran out of ink on my printer at the last minute. I had to run over to a computer lab only to wait 30 minutes for the printer to print it out due to others printing 100 page packets in front of me.

AllUp
11-20-2003, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by ryan1117
Gym Mysteries:
1. Some guy grabbed a bench I was about to use as I went to get the EZ curl bar. I thought through my head about what he probably was going to waste a bench to do. Just as I absolutely knew he was going to do, he went to do concentration curls.
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ROFL Something Similar happened to me last week. I asked if the bench was free and the chump was like "Nah, Im using it." THEN he goes off and did 10reps on 2 other exercises and ran over to the bench like gilbert grapes little brother to do 12reps.. If he didnt really look like gilbert grapes little brother I prolly woulda sent him flying thru 1 of the mirrored walls :o

BTW Your Hot Chicks posts rock :o

ryan1117
11-21-2003, 08:57 PM
Friday, November 21, 2003(Rest Day)
I'm really sick today. I think I have that same thing I had last winter where my stomach can't even hold water. Hopefully, things will get better quick. I can't afford to have a bunch of zero calorie days. (I haven't had any calories today)

Considering that I probably only have about 5 good minutes in me before I have to lie back down, here are my summarized predictions. I'll add more if I feel better.

Best Game of Last Week:
Southern Mississippi over TCU
If TCU won this game and made the BCS, teams would start scheduling cupcakes all year. You should be rewarded for a difficult schedule, not an easy one.

My Tony Mejia Call of the Week
Picking Nebraska over K-State
Congratulations to K-State for beating their first ranked team on the road ever. This game wasn't even close.

Game of the Week:
Michigan vs. Ohio State:
aOSU may be playing for a spot against Oklahoma, but Michigan is the better team despite having 2 losses.

Final Score:Michigan 28 aOSU 13

Potential Upset of the Week:
Illinois over Northwestern
As bad as Illinois is, I think this is a good chance for them to beat a division 1-A team. This will also be Turner's last game as coach, so they might win one for him. He's a goner win or lose.

My Team's Prediction
Here is the selfish part of my predictions where I pick how my Boilermakers will do.
IU vs. Purdue
It looks like I won't be able to make it to this game. I was going to go down to IU tomorrow. After starting the year 0-2 on picking Purdue Games, I have pulled off 9 straight. You can make this 10 straight since this game won't be close. DiNardo can thank Tiller after this game for showing mercy since Purdue probably won't throw many passes since they won't need to.

Purdue 48 Indiana 10
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AllUp: I don't care for people who try to occupy multiple places at once.

Big o Boy
11-22-2003, 12:41 PM
Nice prediction on that Michigan aOSU game.

it's
28-14 right now, but I have a feeling there will be some more scoring because it's just rounding up the 3rd quarter.

I hope my boys do alright today. I've been getting that sick feeling of "what if's" lately.

Nice squatting fatty. :D

ryan1117
11-23-2003, 07:02 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 167.2

Deadlifts (400/8!)
This is a misleading PR since it has been a long time since I have done this weight. However, I'm very proud of this set today. I was not expecting to be where I left off at last week after being extremely sick on Friday. Considering I went about 40 hours without any food during that period, it is very good to come back and not really miss a beat. Sure, I would have loved to get 400 for 9, but I with what happened, that was not a realistic goal. The one bad thing that came out of this was me sort of hurting my back a little bit. I'm thinking it was from me sort of turning my torso when I came up on a rep. I unintentionally kind of twisted my torso so my right hand would not be on my right thigh to reduce friction.

Barbell Rows (175/8)
These are still here, but seem to be getting a bit smoother.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/22.5 seconds)
This matches what I had the week before here.

Pull Ups (BW+35/7.5!)
These were fairly easy today. I seemingly had a lot of power coming up.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray cotton shorts and had a sleeveless shirt that would be considered a dress code violation by the corec. (but not me of course)
2. This one had some wavy light brown hair in a ponytail. She had some very short tred shorts and a spectacular face. Her legs were nice and lean. It was very nice when she decided to stretch her hamstrings by bending over. Those shorts had probably less coverage than underwear at that point.
3. This one had some very short gray shorts and some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She was doing leg press that caused those short gray shorts to be even shorter.
4. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black text on the butt shorts with nice lean body mass in her legs. Her hamstrings and glutes were a nice sight. However, she used the abductor machine.
5. This one had some brown hair tied back. She wore some gray volleyball shorts and had nice leanness. However, she also used the abductor machine.

The winner of the day will be a tie between Miss short red shorts and Miss Black Text on the Butt Shorts. They both get 9s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. I'm so f-ing tired of Purdue having a conservative game plan coming into games against heavy underdogs. That game against IU was a major league embarrassment with how close things ended up. There is absolutely no reason why they should have won by anything less than 30 points. I place a lot of blame on the coaching staff for running the ball so much early on. Sure, you need to run to set up the pass, but running it 75% of the time with obvious run formations is plain pathetic. As a result, you shorten the game by milking the clock against an inferior opponent. That sets up the opportunity of you getting burned by fluke plays. (like 2 interceptions bouncing off a player and 1 fumble on a reception) They only threw 20 passes in this game. The interceptions were not Orton's fault either.

2. A good example of how pathetic things were was from when the IU punter fumbled the snap letting the ball fall and bounce on the ground. 99% of the time, he either gets tackled where he was punting it, or the defense recovers. Since Purdue sent nobody on the punt rush, the punter just stood there for a second, picked up his fumble and then ran for 30 yards since all the Purdue players were running the other way.
4. Sure Purdue looked bad, but you would think that beating Iowa would have shut up the Iowa fans. They have been doing nothing but trash talking the entire time on the Purdue Board.
5. The Colts had a nice comeback today. It looked like their injury-filled offense was not going to be able to overcome a 14-3 deficit.
6. As what usually happens this time of year, Purdue had a basketball game during the Colts game. I was able to sort of follow both with my handheld TV.
7. I'll be having a push day tomorrow to make up for the one I missed on Friday. I'll be dropping an arm day since I figure that they are less important than chest and shoulders.
8. If everything goes right, I'll put in a leg day on Tuesday and sort of get a few extra workouts in after break to make up for what I missed over Thanksgiving.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 163. I set a PR on squats with 255/7. I ripped on a guy that would just sit on the leg curl machine every day and stare at everyone.
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Big o Boy: I'm nearly positive Oklahoma has enough of a lead to still play in the sugar bowl even if Kansas State pulled a big upset over them in the Big XII Championship. However, here is a very strange scenario. What if a bunch of teams got upset and Michigan moved up to 2nd place when the dust settled? (there still is a chance of that happening if EVERYONE lost ahead of them) That could mean an undefeated Oklahoma team against a 2-loss Michigan Team. Now, let's just say Michigan wins the game. How strange would it be to see a 2-loss BCS Team end up first over a 1-loss BCS team?

Big o Boy
11-23-2003, 09:14 PM
That would be crazy. Michigan is looking super strong right now. Definitely the strongest team that I've watched that might compare to OU. That being said, I haven't seen any of USC/LSU games. Just highlights. And the way TTech was pumped up right at the start of the game making the Sooners go 3 and out made me kinda jittery... Oh well. A week off for my boys, I hope they keep focus. heh

Your my deadlifting hero. :)

cphafner
11-24-2003, 02:26 PM
sweet deads. Michigan pulled it off, up to #4.

ryan1117
11-24-2003, 02:53 PM
Monday, November 24, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 167.3

DB Bench (90/13.5)
The DBs felt really light early on. For some reason, I hit a brick wall around the 12th rep or so and struggled after that. Even though this set was the same number of reps, things were more solid this week. So, this is another bullet I dodged from me getting really sick on Friday. Ending up where I left off is actually sort of a victory.

DB Incline (75/11.5)
This was a little better than last week, but still a rep and a half under my best set.

DB Laterals (30/9.5)
The way I burn out on later upper body exercises with the exception of dips really bothers me. In fact, I wonder if I even get any benefit out of inclines or laterals.

Abs (165/12.5!)
Here is my routine token improvement on abs.

Dips (BW+100/9.9!)
I was so insanely close to getting 10 reps here. If my feet didn't hit against the steps behind me, I probably would have gotten 10 reps. Oh well, I'll likely get it next week.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight black shoulder length black hair. She had some short charcoal shorts on. She had nice lean body mass, but a bit of fat. She ended up using the abductor machine.
2. This one had some brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She was doing ab work and had a nice face.
3. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She had a nice face, but a dress code violation with some windsuit pants.
4. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some black windsuit pants. She had a very good looking face. However she did hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting the abs, then abs, then the abductor machine. That has "toner" written all over it.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Some "gym pro" decided to just stare at the 90 pound DBs I was getting out for DB Bench. I felt like telling him not to worry since that would be enough weight since I was doing high reps.
2. There were your normal Monday Benchers grunting on weights that weren't that heavy.
3. Some guys were getting intense sets of shrugs in by spotting each other on bench press.

Other Stuff:
1. The Maui Invitational Starts today. Chaminade beat Villanova to open things. Obviously, that is shocking since Chaminade is Division II.
2. It sounds like the BCS will take aOSU as an at large team since their obnoxious fans travel well. In all fairness though, their fans were actually classy this year. That is good since that could get Purdue their bid to the Capital One Bowl. (or it's real name, The Citrus Bowl) The only bad thing is that it may end up being against Florida. That would suck to have to play Florida in Florida if that ends up being the matchup.
3. My back is still extremely sore right now with bad pain. Hopefully it goes away. I'll likely ditch legs tomorrow since I don't want to do squats with this kind of pain in my back.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 163.8 for my shoulder/tricep day. I set a PR of 85 for 10 on tricep extensions. The Hot Chick Superbowl Champion showed up for this day. I didn't know it at the time, but she is a cheerleader for Purdue. Some guy was DB benching the 70s while claiming he would be doing the 90s really soon. A female was actually doing free weight squats that day. Just like this year, the Maui Invitational started. I mentioned them getting air conditioning for the first time last year. That kept people like Duke Vitale and Digger Phelps from making excuses for upsets like the year before when Ball State beat Kansas.
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Big o Boy: If I were you, I'd root for USC to win out. I think they would be an easier game than Michigan. Michigan has huge depth in their secondary which really helps their defense. On top of that, they have very talented receivers that can catch passes even when they are perfectly defended. LSU is decent, but I think they might lose in the SEC Championship. The Oklahoma/Texas Tech game went just as I expected. An athletic defense is the key to stop that type of offense.

cphafner: It looked like a blowout at first, but then it looked like Ohio State was going to come back. I was rooting for Michigan to win a close game so both teams could go to the BCS. It looks like that might happen, so I'm happy.

clvmike19
11-25-2003, 09:49 AM
This may be a little late.........

Haaaaaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on!

O-H-I-O!

Oh and **** MICHIGAN, the bastards......

Saint Patrick
11-25-2003, 01:47 PM
haha U of M /pwn3d those buckeyes.


Nice work on the deadlifts.

ryan1117
11-25-2003, 07:50 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =167.1

Tricep Extensions (105/12)
This was a disappointment to not have improvement for the 3rd straight week after being so hot. However, like I have been saying, I should be happy that I didn't lose any ground from being really sick a few days back. An interesting thing is how my improvement on DB Bench and Tricep Extensions has seemed to mirror each other. That makes sense though due to the overlap of the triceps being used in each exercise.

DB Bicep Curls (50/11!)
This set was very solid along with the form also being near perfect. This was a nice improvement, for the 2nd straight week. Usually, I'm only able to up the reps every other week here lately.

Tricep Pushdowns (170/11)
These dropped a half a rep.

Hammer Curls (50/9.5)
These still are the same, but they are knocking on the door for 10 reps.

Cybex Ab Crunches (not tonight)
I did this exercise yesterday. There's no need to do it again.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short navy shorts and some light brown hair tied back. She had nice leanness to her body and her legs looked nice and smooth. However, she was slightly on the anorexic side, but did have nice face. She used the abductor machine however.
2. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She wore some short pink shorts. She had some nice lean body mass, but used the abductor machine.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Anorexic. She wins thanks to supply and demand. If there would be less obese people, she would be less impressive. However, she is able to overcome her flaw due to the low supply. She gets an 8.5.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Some people were doing shrugs with the DBs while blocking the DB rack.

Other Stuff:
1. I saw this guy doing a lot of weight on bench and I thought to myself, "Wow, that's a lot of weight." Then, I realized that it was 275 and I have done that before and that I’m probably stronger than that now. That made me feel good.
2. Some guy was deadlifting and I thought to myself, "Wow, that's a lot of weight" He was probably 220 pounds. I then realized that it was 100 pounds less than my best deadlift. That made me feel even better.
3. I'm not trying to proclaim my greatness from the posts above. It just makes me feel good when something looks impressive through my eyes, and then I remember that I can do that too.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I deadlifted a new PR of 410 for 1. I also questioned why people do squats without the safety pins in. All you really have to do is put them a few inches below the lowest you plan to go. It is just being careless in my mind towards your safety. I also had to drive through a lot of drifting snow on my way home for Thanksgiving Break.
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clvmike19: This may be a little later, but …..Here come the Irish……err never mind.:p It's good to see you back on here.

Saint Patrick: Thanks

(I kind of got a laugh by the previous 2 posts. We have one Notre Dame fan that also likes Ohio State and then another Notre Dame fan that does not like Ohio State taunting him.)

clvmike19
11-25-2003, 10:28 PM
I was thinking youd love seeing Purdue whoop on them Irish :) They didnt do much good this year........but hey we beat the Mormons! Ohio St had a good year overall too. But I think putting a injured Krenzel back in when McMullen was having a decent game was a mistake.

Hail Hail Michigan, Cesspool of the West........

ryan1117
12-01-2003, 04:32 PM
Monday, December 01, 2003(Push Day)

Weight = 166.8
That makes it a three-peat. This is the 3rd straight year that I lost weight over Thanksgiving Break. I wanted to be the same weight as I was before the break. I ended up a little bit lighter, but still pretty close. I actually did a good job estimating my food intake without keeping track.

DB Bench (90/13.5)
This was one of those sets that I just wanted to yell out f*ck at the end of the set. I'm not happy with how I've hit a brick wall here after having such great improvement. On the bright side, I found out that I have had one less week without improvement than I thought. However, the last improvement I had was only a half rep improvement. I've really only improved 0.5 reps in November.

DB Incline (75/12)
This is a little bit better than last week, but I'm still a rep off my PR.

DB Laterals (30/11!)
After a sorry start, I sure didn't expect this to go up.

Cybex Ab Crunches (165/13!)
This was an easy set.

Dips (BW+100/10.5!)
Dips keep going up even though the beginning of my workout is f-ed up right now. This was actually major improvement. I was as close as I could get to 11 reps without getting it.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She was tall and had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had a nice face and nice leanness. She was doing some free weight bench and was wearing a volleyball shirt, but no volleyball shorts. There sort of was a double-pickoff when I was attempting to sneak in another look at her, but she was already looking my way.
2. This one had some short black shorts with some black curly hair in a ponytail. She had nice and lean legs which made her sexy. She also did free weight squats.
3. This one had some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some sweats, but did free weight bench. However, she looked anorexic.
4. this one had some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts and was stretching. Her legs looked even nicer with the underwear type of coverage her shorts provided when she was stretching. She had nice leanness and a decent face.
5. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She had some fat, but no cottage cheese. She used the abductor machine, but wasn't tan.
6. This one looked like she knew the previous chick. She had some straight light brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She also used the abductor machine, but was not tan, so she is probably friendly. My dips seemed to get her attention.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Tall Chick. I really wish she would go all out and not just wear the volleyball shirt. She needs to wear the volleyball shorts with it. She probably would have looked pretty good in them. She gets a 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Someone left a bar loaded up to 405 out without re-racking it. That bothers me since they probably will assume it was me. I'll probably get a "fitness center expert" coming up to me in the middle of my next deadlift set telling me to re-rack my weights. I respond by saying that the people who do curls in the squats never re-rack their weights.

Other Stuff:
1. My back is still f-ed up. I was planning to come back today and do back. Due to my back still hurting, I'll just put things up until Saturday. Hopefully I'll be 100% by then. I might have been able to go at it today, but I don't want to risk re-injury. I'm pretty sure I didn't injure it on the way up either. I'm nearly positive that I hurt it either by sort of twisting my torso to clear my right hand of my right thigh or either trying too hard to set the bar down very softly. I compromise my leverage when I do that and my back ends up being put in a bad position. I'm thinking the safest descent for deadlifts is to have the hands on the bar under control, but not to worry about making some noise. (which it is extremely hard not to do with 4 plates per side or more) This is actually the first time I have hurt my back while doing deadlifts from the sumo stance.
2. I got Final Fantasy X-2 over the break. I ended up not bringing it back to school, since I don't need another distraction as the semester comes to a close. That is the perfect thing to do over the break.
3. I watched the old 1997 NCAA Regional Final game between Providence and Arizona. It brought back memories about a player's name on Providence. They had a guard named God Shamgod. I still can't stop laughing at how his name is God.
4. I'm still tired even though I got a lot of sleep last night. I didn't get much sleep since I had to stay up until 12:30 AM to watch the Purdue Game Sunday Morning. It was worth it though since they played a great game.
5. On Saturday, I watched some of the worst officiating I have seen in the IU/Xavier game. The refs called 3 phantom fouls on Xavier to keep IU in the game that they were about to lose. Even Bracey Wright admitted that they blew one of the calls by saying that the Xavier Player never touched him on the called foul.
6. Tyrone Willingham gets to join the club for coaches I officially don't like now. Hey Ty, you don't call a fake punt in a 57-7 game. Oh well, Willingham will get his punishment by watching a 6-6 Northwestern team that isn't very good go to a bowl game while he stays home for the holidays. I don't buy the excuse that the punter made that call.
7. The sad thing is how Bob Stoops got all this crap in the Texas A&M game when he threw something like 3 or 4 passes in the 2nd half. That game could and would have been 91-0 or 98-0 if Stoops really decided to run things up.
8. Digger Phelps once again made himself look like a dumbass when he said the Big Ten was slipping towards mid-major status. The Big Ten proceeded to go 11-0 that weekend.
9. What happened to Tom Penders on ESPN this year? He gave Digger a run for his money with bad analysis.
10. TCU declined a bowl bid due to finals being on that date. That is really too bad since Miami of Ohio would destroy them if they played each other. That would prove who the real Cinderella team is. The MAC is a much better conference than Conference USA. They have 4 teams that would win Conference USA. Miami, Bowling Green, Marshall, and Northern Illinois would all take CUSA if they were in it. The sad thing will be that the MAC may only get 2 bowl games. Teams like Marshall, Northern Illinois, and Toledo all deserve to go to a bowl. Northwestern does not, but will be guaranteed a bid if aOSU goes to a BCS Bowl. (which they are likely in the Orange against Miami)
11. The Colts came back against New England, but fell short. They still have a chance though if they can win at Tennessee. If they don't get home field advantage, I figure it is like not making the playoffs at all since they will just pull another New York Jets Game like they did last year.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I didn't work out on the Monday after Thanksgiving since it isn't a normally scheduled day. I decided to go and do push day today to catch up a missed workout from the break.
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clvmike19: I was glad to see BYU lose. I kind of had a bad experience with BYU. When I was in Hawaii years ago, they had a regional campus there. They tricked you into a Mormon recruitment attempt by disguising it as a "tour bus" at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I also didn't like BYU whining about being left out of the BCS two years ago before giving up 72 points to Hawaii on the last game of the year. In all fairness though, Mormons have been friendly when they aren't trying to recruit people.

clvmike19
12-01-2003, 08:35 PM
Sweet sassy molassy! You type alot man. I dont have the patience to get that detailed. I love the analysis though, I think its great.

BTW....now that Bo Pelini is interm coach at Nebraska that makes 3 grads from my alma mater (Cardinal Mooney HS) here in Ytown Ohio to be head coaches at major Div IA schools. Major Major in Okalhoma and Nebraska! That kinda makes us all proud here in Youngstown.

Since the Bucks are down. Heres to Oklahoma winning it all. BOOMER SOONER! lol............but always GO BUCKS!

Saint Patrick
12-01-2003, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117

6. Tyrone Willingham gets to join the club for coaches I officially don't like now. Hey Ty, you don't call a fake punt in a 57-7 game. Oh well, Willingham will get his punishment by watching a 6-6 Northwestern team that isn't very good go to a bowl game while he stays home for the holidays. I don't buy the excuse that the punter made that call.

I didn't see the game, but I've been disappointed in their whole season. After the win over WSU in week 2 it all went downhill.

Southern Beast
12-02-2003, 12:10 AM
Your journal is an insanely entertaining read. Nice lifts, too, you're damn strong.

cphafner
12-02-2003, 07:37 AM
those are some crazy dips! The MAC would run the CUSA in football.

ryan1117
12-02-2003, 05:06 PM
Tuesday, December 02, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =168.4

Tricep Extensions (105/13!)
FINALLY! I was very glad to see this lift go up after being stuck. The 3rd time was a charm for me to get improvement today. This also wasn't just some token 1/2 rep improvement. It was by a full rep and it wasn't much of a struggle either.

DB Bicep Curls (50/11)
I didn't really expect things to go up here since I kind of had a shocking improvement here last week.

Tricep Pushdowns (170/12!)
These were sort of hard, but they still went up after dropping off a slight bit last week.

Hammer Curls (50/9.5)
These felt a little harder for the same number of reps as they did last week.

Cybex Ab Crunches (not today)
I did abs yesterday. Due to workouts being re-shuffled, this was not going to be done 2 straight days.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some black straight hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black text on the butt shorts. She had nice leanness and a spectacular face. She sort of looked like a chick I used to work with.
2. This one had some dark brown wavy hair in a ponytail. She wore some short yellow shorts and had a soccer-style body. That is a body that has nice legs. She had some fat, but no cottage cheese. However, she used the abductor machine.
3. Miss Engineering Chick was there with some straight light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She continued her trend of doing good exercises though by doing free weight bench and some lunges.
4. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had some nice leanness and a great face. She had some short yellow shorts that got even shorter when she did some leg presses. She wasn't tan, so she probably is a friendly chick. I picked her off.
5. This one had some light brown curly hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some black sweats. She had a decent face, but was toning her lower abs with leg lifts.
6. This one had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had wavy blonde hair tied back. She had a great face which made up for her slightly below average body.
7. This one had some black volleyball shorts. Actually, they sort of were volleyball shorts. They were made out of a thicker type of spandex, but were still skin tight. She had wavy light brown hair tied back. She was doing some ab work.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Former Co-Worker Chick Look-Alike. Her face was nearly as good as chick number 6, but she actually had a great body to go along with it. She gets a 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. This geek that was really giving me dirty looks on standing calf raises last year was there today. I really don't like that guy and he also used to work there.

Other Stuff:
1. Hopefully Wake Forest puts a beating on IU tonight. I said that IU would not make the NCAA Tournament this year back before the year started. Hopefully, they prove me right.
2. Other than that, I hope the Big Ten can win the other games in the Big Ten/ACC challenge. I'm so sick of the Big Ten losing every year 5-4 and then the media acts like the ACC dominated the Big Ten when they won by one game and a bunch of their losses were close.
3. If the Big Ten loses by 1 game this year, they should put an asterisk by it because the Big Ten already has a win over the ACC by Purdue beating Duke.
4. The media always seems to be anti Big Ten. I remember ESPN last year going on and on about how the best football conference will get some kind of award for having the best bowl record. The Big Ten ends up getting the best bowl record along with having the National Champion. The media just seemed to brush that off acting like the Big Ten had good match ups. Actually, the Big Ten usually plays harder teams in their bowl. For example, the Sun Bowl is the 5th Big Ten team vs. the 3rd Pac 10 team. The Alamo Bowl usually puts the 4th Big Ten Team against a higher Big XII opponent.


Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 161 pounds for my chest and bicep day. I DB Benched the 95s for 4 reps and did BW+115/3 on dips. This was the day of the ugly incident where someone working there was filing down the knurling on some of the bars. My CD player started to die in my vehicle. I was disgusted when I saw that only 1/3rd of one of my classes admitted to exercising regularly when a guest speaker asked. (meaning that is a best case scenario since some may have just said yes to look good.)

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clvmike19: Hail to the Victors! I'm dreaming of Oregon State knocking off USC and Georgia knocking off LSU. Then, Michigan could get to the Sugar Bowl. They are playing the best football out of anyone next to Oklahoma in my mind. Of course, I'm sure you don't want that with the exception of USC losing. I'm sure you don't want to see one of Notre Dame's biggest rivals in the championship.

Saint Patrick: I wasn't really watching it either. I was watching a basketball game and switched over during a commercial. I guess the announcers said Willingham had some issues with the Stanford Coach. I still don't get why he would do that though on a team full of players that he used to coach. I also don't think it is right for Northwestern to go to a bowl when some better teams will get left out. Northwestern is guaranteed a bowl bid if Ohio State goes to a BCS Bowl.

Southern Beast: Thanks. Welcome to my journal.

cphafner: Thanks, it's nice to see the dips going up. I'd say that Conference USA is traditionally tougher than the MAC, but they sure aren't this year. I just looked up the number of bowl slots and was extremely disgusted to see that Conference USA gets 5 bowl games. (I was thinking they had 3) The MAC only has two. Hopefully, they can get some at-large bids.

Southern Beast
12-02-2003, 09:10 PM
Ha, why are tan girls unfriendly?

clvmike19
12-03-2003, 07:32 AM
Id rather see USC go to the dance than Michigan. OH GOD! I cant stand those bastards. Since Notre Dame wont be in a bowl this year I guess I have to sit back and watch everyone else. But college basketball is beginning and maybe the Irish can improve on their success of last year.

Any word on what bowl Ohio St. might get? Same with Purdue.

BennettBoy
12-04-2003, 05:56 AM
Congrats to Purdue for destroying my Tigers in basketball. Nothing not expected though LOL. CU basketball has long sucked. Hopefully given time, Oliver Purnell will turn it around.

At least we did finish strong in football at 8-4 and are going to the Peach Bowl!

So all is not too bad haha.

cphafner
12-04-2003, 06:25 AM
Ryan: I hate the acc with a passion. I'm a St. John's fan, and nothing could please me more to see the ACC take VTech, Miami, and BC. The expansions the BE did just hurt basketball. I can't wait for the improved BE league, which will be hands down the most powerful conference in the country.

ryan1117
12-04-2003, 01:18 PM
Thursday, December 04, 2003(Legs)

Weight =168.5

Squats (Ass to Floor) (back still hurt)
I loaded up 245 and had severe pain on the first rep right around my tail bone area. This is disappointing since I feel about 90% under every day activity. It felt really injured during the rep. I would have wished my nearly 2 weeks of rest on it would have helped things. I actually think I might be able to deadlift this weekend though. I think I may be fine bringing the bar up. I think bringing it down might be where I run into trouble. (I think I injured it on the downward motion.)

Calf Raises (5pps/6 + 10 second pause per rep)
These felt pretty easy today. The fixed the broken machine also.

Leg Curls (138/7.5!)
I upped the weight and set a PR. This is a 3.5 rep PR, but it was over a previous attempt way back in February. (where I accidentally loaded 138 instead of 125)

Leg Extensions (168/8.5)
The pin wasn't secure in the hole I placed it in. As a result, I started out with 15 pounds and not knowing it. The bar that goes across my ankles flew up so fast that it almost hit me in the face. This is slightly better than last time with my paused leg extensions. They are quite a bit harder when you stop completely at the bottom of the lift for about a second before you come back up.

Hot Chicks:
1.This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had a nice looking face. She was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting the abs. My point was proven even more when she went to do incline sit ups right after that.
2. This one had some straight brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts and had nice proportions and a decent face. But, she was tan.
3. This one wore some short gray cotton shorts. She wore some light brown hair tied back. She actually had a below average face, but even that is enough to get it done sometimes if the chick isn't fat here. She had about a 5 for the face, but a 9 for her body averaging out to a 7. However, she used the abductor machine. In all fairness though, her legs looked very good and the shorts were nearly minimum coverage while she was working out.
4. This one had some red hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation in regards to the corec with a sleeveless shirt and had a dress code in regards to me with some long pants. At least they were spandex though. She was doing DB exercises.
5. This one ahd some medium length blue shorts and some light brown hair tied back. She had nice leanness and was stretching.
6. This one had some straight light brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some blue windsuit pants. She had a very good face and nice leanness to her body. She had a decent amount of lean body mass considering her leanness. She stuck with machines.
7. This one had some straight brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She had a nice face and leanness. She was doing some push ups. However, she was cheating like most people do on push ups by not keeping a straight back and not bringing the chest to the ground.
8. This one had some black hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some long pants. She had a great face but was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting her abs. There was a double pickoff on the way out with her.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Lean Body Mass. I liked how she was able to be fairly lean without being anorexic. She wins with an 8.5 despite having a dress code violation. (but there were a lot today)

Gym Mysteries:
1. Some guy was doing shrugs (smith machine at that) and was just yelling the entire time. He was like, "Oooooohhhhhhhhh…..Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh" The bedroom is a better place to make those noises over the gym.

Other Stuff:
1. I got a good laugh out of some guy posing on the Purdue Board. He went over to the Peegs Nazi Forum (the IU board) and got banned. He posted the response Peegs gave for banning him.
"Once again, this board is not for uk fans and their wives/sisters to have a platform to taunt IU fans and it certainly isn't for purdue fans and their live stock co-eds to do like wise. It also isn't for former IU fans to come on here and tell us we will suck forever now that RMK is gone."
Actually I love the slam they put on Purdue there. I like it when other schools throw in shots at Purdue's Women. I find it funny how the women here act all arrogant, but they are the butt of jokes from any other school. It just shows what a favorable environment will do to the attitudes of some chicks. (of course there are attractive ones here, but there are a lot of "cottage cheese queens")
2. The ACC is definitely the better conference over the Big Ten this year. Of course you have the pro-ACC ESPN gloating over it. Like I said before though, the other 4 years all have been very close with the Big Ten losing close games that could have easily changed the result.
3. I was sort of glad to see Duke blow out Michigan State last night. That just makes Purdue's win over them look even better. Michigan State was very overrated though. I think they will be good by the end of the year, but they could easily have a losing record going into the Big Ten.
4. Purdue moved to 5-0. They likely (and should) will be either 12-1 or 13-0 going into the Big Ten. I think the Oklahoma game will be a loss though. Purdue doesn't play well against teams that play a similar style to them like Oklahoma. The rest of the games should be wins assuming they don't play absolutely horrible. They probably will be in the low teens at 12-1 and probably will be in the top ten if they go 13-0 before the conference season.
5. I've been recording all the football and basketball games this year. When I watched some of the video, I saw myself on there. I can now say I got on national TV. Of course, it was in a crowd shot with about 20 other people.
6. I need to get a DVD recorder though. My football/basketball video recordings of games are reaching something like 50 gigabytes. That is just for something like 9 or 10 games also. I have a video card that also gives me TV. It is nice since I can watch TV and record on my computer without having to worry about a VHS Tape.
7. I got a good laugh out of watching South Park last night. They make me laugh so hard whenever they impersonate celebrities. The Rob Reiner was as good as when they did Russell Crowe, Sally Struthers, or Phil Collins.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 162.3 pounds. I set a PR of 285 for 4 reps on squats. Some 25% bodyfat guy was rolling up his sleeves and flexing in the background of the mirror while I was using it to monitor my form on bicep curls. I read an article for one of my classes that said how people are spending more and more money to improve their physical appearance. I commented on how I find it so hypocritical how the same people end up whining about how. "beauty is on the inside" The cosmetic/surgery/gimmick diet people should thank the Shallow Police for their weak-mindedness. Another bad article claimed you had to work out 6-7 days a week to get a six pack. A third bad article said that if you walk a mile a day, you will not gain weight. I guess that means if I put in a gallon of fuel per day in my vehicle, I can drive to Alaska and never run out of gas.
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Southern Beast: It is sort of a joke. I said something like that being half serious about a year ago. A few people started responding to it and I sort of continued it as more of a joke. I tend to hard to tell if I'm serious or joking in here sometimes.

clvmike19: Hopefully Notre Dame puts a whipping on IU next Wednesday. (actually that may not be too hard) Ohio State better be in the BCS. I hear Tennessee is trying to lobby to get a spot. If they get a spot over Ohio State, something is very wrong. Purdue will likely go to either the Capital One Bowl or the Outback Bowl. I want to see them in the Capital One Bowl (since that is where they should go if Ohio State goes to the BCS since Purdue tied Ohio State for 2nd in the Big Ten) However, they would likely play Georgia or LSU there. Both teams would be extremely tough to beat. If they go to the Outback, they play Florida (which would suck playing Florida in Florida) I'll likely be going to whichever bowl they go to.

BennettBoy: I expect Purnell to turn things around. Look what he did at Dayton the past few years. However, I'm not so sure on Bowden. How do you feel about him keeping his job? I kind of thought he should have been fired even with the strong finish. I guess the answer will come with how he does when he is not on the hot seat. It looks like you guys might get Tennessee in the Peach Bowl. It sounds like Tennessee will fall to there if they don't get in the BCS due to Florida already cutting a deal with the Outback Bowl and the loser in the SEC Championship going to the Capital One Bowl. If that happens, I hope you guys kill them.

cphafner: Yeah, the Big East lost two bad basketball teams and one that is only good every once in awhile. With their additions, they will be extremely tough in basketball. The ACC will get diluted in basketball despite getting stronger in football. What's up with St. Johns though? A few years back, I thought Jarvis was going to have them playing awfully tough every year. I guess that was more due to players like Ron Artest.

BennettBoy
12-04-2003, 04:56 PM
Don't you and chapner be dissin' the ACC now. :D

I am glad Bowden is staying. He had some rough moments, but if you look at everything he has accomplished both on and off the field.....you can't argue he could be the best coach CU has ever had in another couple of years. I just think Clemson needed to stick with a guy longer than 5 years. No coach has made it past 5 years since Danny Ford was fired and Bowden will be the first. We return 17 starters next year and should be really good. Unfortunately, we play Miami, FSU and Texas A&M all on the road.

Yep, I am sure hoping it is UT now that we draw. We owe them from way back when. And though they are 10-2, they haven't overwhelmed folks and Clemson matches up well with them I think.

Southern Beast
12-04-2003, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117

Southern Beast: It is sort of a joke. I said something like that being half serious about a year ago. A few people started responding to it and I sort of continued it as more of a joke. I tend to hard to tell if I'm serious or joking in here sometimes.
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Ah, I see. Well it gives me a good laugh, similar to the girls doing hyperextensions (the ones probably thinking they're targeting their abs). :thumbup:

pruneman
12-04-2003, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
Gym Mysteries:
1. Some guy was doing shrugs (smith machine at that) and was just yelling the entire time. He was like, "Oooooohhhhhhhhh…..Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh" The bedroom is a better place to make those noises over the gym.


LMAO

aka23
12-04-2003, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
Squats (Ass to Floor) (back still hurt)
I loaded up 245 and had severe pain on the first rep right around my tail bone area. This is disappointing since I feel about 90% under every day activity. It felt really injured during the rep. I would have wished my nearly 2 weeks of rest on it would have helped things. I actually think I might be able to deadlift this weekend though. I think I may be fine bringing the bar up. I think bringing it down might be where I run into trouble. (I think I injured it on the downward motion.)

Nice work with the recent PRs. I am impressed that you track your lifts in enough detail to compare to previous attempts in Feb.

If your back continues to prevent you from doing squats with enough weight to stress your quads, then there are a number of alternative quad exercises that would put less emphasis on the lower back, such as the incline leg press or perhaps a sled hack squat.

Saint Patrick
12-04-2003, 07:58 PM
Well it looks like Miami (OH) is beating Bowling Green in the MAC Championship.


I hope the Rumors are true about ND Joining a Conference, like the ACC or Big Ten. That's what the team needs now, and I think it'll encourage the players to step it up.

cphafner
12-05-2003, 11:18 AM
the good sju team was run by the team, not jarvis. That was the best passing, and smartest basketball team I've ever seen at SJU. Jarvis is gone after this year. Rumors have it SJU wants either Mark Jackson or Chris Mullin as their next coach. Jackson is the more likely of the 2 as Mullin is an exac at Golden State.

FFeJ
12-05-2003, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by ryan1117
I got a good laugh out of watching South Park last night. They make me laugh so hard whenever they impersonate celebrities. The Rob Reiner was as good as when they did Russell Crowe, Sally Struthers, or Phil Collins.

I did too, South Park is my favorite show for impersonating celebrities.

Big o Boy
12-05-2003, 12:09 PM
What do your legs measure man? Despite not doing any squats today, those are some pretty good and heavy ones. My back doesn't let me regular ATF squats, I have to do them Front style. But then again it could be my positioning of the bar too. Doesn't seem to hit my abs as well when I have the bar behind my head. :rolleyes: :D

ryan1117
12-05-2003, 11:15 PM
Friday, December 05, 2003(Push Day)
I was going to have my normally scheduled workout on Saturday Morning, but one of my groups for a class wants to meet in the morning. (yeah, what's up with Saturday Morning?) So, I got in a workout tonight. This makes my last two chest days pretty close together. I would have switched push and pull day, but I still don't feel safe deadlifting.

Weight = 167.4

DB Bench (90/12.5)
I'm not really angry with this since I have an explanation. I grabbed the only free adjustable bench to use for my first two exercises. The only problem was that it was a little wobbly. I figured it probably wouldn't affect my lifting. Whoops! That slight wobble was enough to knock my arms out of balance a couple of times even on early reps. The weight actually "felt" lighter, but losing balance 2 or 3 times caused me to get to where I was. I guess I need to start getting really strict with inspecting the benches.

Deadlift Testing (315)
I tested out my back with some deadlifts. I loaded up 315 and felt a little bit in my back, but not much. However, I'm afraid that it could get exponentially worse on my back when I go into the 400s for a real set. 315 is too light of a weight for me to fairly judge my condition. Therefore, I may still skip deadlifting on Sunday.

DB Incline (75/12)
There is no surprise here. DB Incline is once again lost.

DB Laterals (30/11.5!)
These felt pretty easy. I have put together a couple weeks of improvement here after being stuck. However, I had a slight grinding in my left shoulder socket. Geez, just what I need!; another possible problem developing. It was very small though and not too significant.

Cybex Ab Crunches (165/13.5!)
This was a nice leisurely set here.

Dips (BW+105/9!)
I meant to load up 115 for dips today. Being the dumbass that I am, I ended up loading 3 35s for 105. I think I got confused with the different weight combinations on the belt and just went by what I thought I remembered over actually just adding the weight up.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one was tall and had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had a nice face and seemed like she would have decent lean body mass under all that coverage. However, she did hyperextensions.
2. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She had a nice face and nice leanness. She seemed to stick to machines.
3. This one had light brown wavy hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats, but did have some rolled up sleeves. However, she used the abductor machine. Next, she went and did hyperextensions. Finally, she did abs. She better watch it. She may have nothing left on her thighs and abs once she "tones" all the fat off them.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Toner. She probably had the best overall look. She gets a 7.5 on a slow night.

Gym Mysteries:
1. I got the honor of waiting forever for my ab sets. Two toners were on both machines doing high reps with low weights to tone. I think they should make a Snickers commercial for that situation. They could have me in the gym and then have a couple of toners jump on the ab machine. I could then bust out a Snickers Bar on cue when they say, "Not going anywhere for awhile? At least the one that left the machine that I was going to offered to clean it off. (not that it was really dirty)


Other Stuff:
1. The movie "Snow Day" was on the University Movie Channel today. I think that was one of the most plot-less movies I have seen since that movie Trojan War. However, I always seem to watch it when it is on. Chris Elliot and Chevy Chase are in it. I like that black-haired chick in it. She has a dynamite face.
2. That brings me back to the movie Trojan War. I remember seeing it way back about 5 years ago. It had Jennifer Love Hewitt in it. The whole plot of the movie was for the main guy to find his Trojan Condom to have sex with this chick. They strategically placed Trojan Condoms everywhere to promote the company. Jennifer Love Hewitt wanted him all throughout the movie while he chased some other chick. Finally, he came to his senses and was about to use the condom on her when the movie ended. I said to myself at the end of it, "I would have done that all along!" I couldn't stop laughing at how finding a condom was the whole purpose of the movie.
3. I like that thing on the History Channel where they show how they make a Stretch Limo. I found it pretty interesting. I can't stop laughing at how they have a stretch Ford Excursion (as if those aren't big enough). They said it was 14,000 pounds.
4. I like their commercials on the History Channel with Jenny McCarthy. I haven't seen her in awhile.
5. I got some Egg Nog since they started selling it around here. I love that stuff, but what's up with them calling a serving size 1/2 a cup? That's roughly four ounces. They need to make some kind of regulation with food companies to require them to have more reasonable serving sizes. Of course, I don't fall for that stuff, but I don't like how companies prosper when your average person falls for it. 1520 calories are in the 1 quart container.
6. Some woman came in there that was extremely overweight towards the end of the workout. I give her a bunch of credit for going to the gym and attempting to make a change. I'm guessing she came in late due to her weight.
7. Someone was doing ATF squats there tonight. He didn’t have that much weight on there, but it was nice to see someone at least having depth on them.
8. I watched Bruce Almighty the other day. That would be so fun to have his powers. I would have a demented mind and have fun making chaos in the world. I probably would make Lou Pearlman (the guy that is the mastermind behind some boy bands) molest the Backstreet Boys or something like that and then make him say to the press that he will be looking forward to prison. Every time a chick would act all conceited, I would use my powers to add 10 pounds to her.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I was happy with some of my lifts despite not having much improvement. I upped a bunch of weights and had nothing to compare them to. I put up 250 for a bench max and then came very close to getting 260. I would have had 260 if I didn't mess with 250 before it.
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BennettBoy: Wow, they should be pretty good with 17 starters returning. That sounds a lot like Purdue this year. They returned nearly everyone from last year, but had to play Michigan and Ohio State on the road. (both teams went undefeated at home) The team this year was definitely better than the 2001 Rose Bowl Team, but they won't go to as high of a bowl. They had a favorable schedule that year getting Michigan and Ohio State at home. (winning both games)

Southern Beast: I've been hitting the hyperextension thing a lot lately since for some reason, I haven't been noticing it until now.

pruneman: Thanks for stopping by.

aka23: I have records of all my lifts dating back to May of 2002. I also have records of my diet info during this school year and last school year. (it supports my "a calorie is a calorie" thoughts on diet)

Saint Patrick: I'm not joking when I say that I think Miami of Ohio could give Miami of Florida a good game if they played each other. Notre Dame should join the Big Ten, but I'm not sure they will since that would most likely mean bye bye to the NBC Contract. (bowl money would also have to be shared)

cphafner: Yeah, all those good years were with Fraschilla's players. It still surprises me though since Jarvis did well at George Washington before he came to St. Johns.

FFeJ: I remember taping the first 30 episodes or so. However, I don't like messing with VCRs anymore. I'll likely be looking for the DVDs soon.

Big o Boy: They are 22.5 right now. I was thinking they were 23.5, but that is just at the thickest part of them. I ended up reading somewhere that you are supposed to measure them where your wrist goes down to. So, I ended up losing an inch due to that. I'd guess that flexibility is the biggest thing on squats. I know I'm pretty flexible for a guy. Flexibility is something I've sort of taken for granted the last 10 years or so. I don't know how your flexibility is, but it sure seems to help me on squats. Ironically though, my Achilles tendons are dangerously stiff.

ryan1117
12-07-2003, 08:54 PM
Sunday, December 07, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 166.6

Deadlifts(Still Injured)
I loaded up 315 to see how things would feel on it before I would try my sets with 405. I still felt some numb pain with 315, so there was no way in hell I'm trying for 405. I think deadlifts may be gone for awhile. I may just call it a semester and not try to do them until the week after next or either next month. I have a lot more to lose from trying to get a set in than I do from giving me time to heal. I might lose 10-15 pounds of strength from not deadlifting in a long time, but hopefully I can avoid any kind of permanent injury.

Barbell Rows (175/8!)
I was able to pull off improvement for my first time in quite awhile here. However, I could really feel soreness in my tailbone area from my deadlift injury.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/23.5 seconds)
I was able to hold this for an extra second today. My grip has a good chance to gain some ground on my back strength right now due to my back being injured.

Pull Ups (BW+35/8!)
This set was pretty easy. I'm really pretty much just aiming for improvement here lately. I probably could have made a decent run at 9 if I really wanted to.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some short black text on the butt shorts. She had some blonde hair tied back and very nice legs that had a very good shape to them. Her behind wasn't too shabby either since the shorts were pretty tight.
2. This one had some short gray cotton shorts with some brown hair tied back. She had some nice lean body mass in her legs. She was doing some ab stuff. However, she was tan.
3. This one had some short blue shorts with some straight dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had nice leanness in her legs and a little bit of lean body mass to go with it. She had a gorgeous face to go along with all that. However, she was tan.
4. This one had some short orange shorts and some blonde wavy hair tied back. She had a decent face and some lean body mass. There was some fat, but no cottage cheese.
5. This one had some black text on the butt shorts. She had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail and was wearing a tie dye shirt. She had decent lean body mass.

The winner of the day is a tie between Miss Short Blue Shorts and Miss Text on the Butt Shorts. I like the face on Miss Short Blue Shorts and the legs and behind were better with Miss Text on the Butt Shorts. They both get 9s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Surprisingly, there weren't any today. It was most likely due to less people being there than usual at this time.

Other Stuff:
1. The Colts won a huge game today. They now have the inside track to the division crown and home field advantage for at least the first round. The magic number is down to 2 for the division now. Of course, a bye would be huge for the Colts if they could get that.
2. That catch by Marvin Harrison was possibly the most incredible catch I have ever seen today. He made a huge diving one-handed catch which set up a touchdown for the Colts. What's that Keyshawn? I can't hear you.
3. Purdue gets Georgia in the Citrus Bowl. (okay it's really the Capital One Bowl, but I like it's old name) That means they play the University that has the hottest chicks. I was there for the Outback Bowl a few years back when Purdue played Georgia and I was blown away by just how big the gap is between their women and ours. (most likely due to lack of motivation on Purdue's part) I could write a hot chick report from when I go to the game, but it would be too long with all of Georgia's hot chicks.
4. It would be nice to see Purdue get Georgia back from a few years back. Purdue jumped out to a 25-0 lead on Georgia only to end up losing 28-25. It was one of the most painful games I have watched in college football.
5. The right two teams are playing for the National Championship. People who don’t look at the schedule will say that USC deserves to be in the national championship. However, a better schedule with one more win deserves to be in the National Championship.
6. The good thing about the BCS controversy will be all the people complaining.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I took a break studying for finals to get a workout in. I saw just how hard it is to do the 100s for the first time on DB bench. I only got two reps with a very tough time balancing them. I also had one of my heavier sets for dips of 125 for 2. Captain Short Pink Shorts made an appearance there that day, Purdue got their bowl assignment, and the Colts lost a pivotal game against Tennessee. (Exactly one year later today, we have a different story with the Colts winning a critical game over Tennessee.) Signs went up this day warning people of the movement of the equipment to the new corec. This caused there to be a shortage of equipment for a few days.

clvmike19
12-07-2003, 09:06 PM
What do you think of the Bucks and K State? Fiesta Again baby!

Saint Patrick
12-07-2003, 09:41 PM
K-State pulled the upset against Nebraska and again vs. OK. I hope they cream OSU too.

I forget their RB's name (#43?) but he was un-friggin-stoppable yesterday.

clvmike19
12-07-2003, 10:07 PM
Drive, Drive on down the field.
Men of scarlet and graaaaaaaay
Dont let them through that line
We have to win this game today!
Smash through to victory
We cheer you as you go
Our honor defend, we will fight to the end for,
OHIO!

ryan1117
12-09-2003, 11:27 AM
Tuesday, December 09, 2003(Arm Day)

Weight =167.5

Tricep Extensions (105/13.5!)
I'm glad to see these going up again for the 2nd straight week in a row after being stuck in the same place for a long time. Maybe the improvement here could help me out on my plateaued DB Bench.

DB Bicep Curls (50/11)
These stayed the same and still are bringing hell on my forearms due to the high reps. However, I feel the high reps do me better, so I'll continue to do them this way.

Tricep Pushdowns (175/8)
I couldn't find a 5 pound add-on in the proximity, so I just put on a 10 pounder. I think I may drop things back down to 155. I never intended to up things until I did it accidentally.

Hammer Curls (50/9)
These felt hard today.

Cybex Ab Crunches (165/14!)
The slow and steady improvement I'm aiming for here is working out nicely..

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts. She had some nicely shaped legs, but they weren't totally lean. She had a decent face.
2. This one had some long straight black hair. She had a nice face and leanness. She had a dress code violation with some black windsuit pants.
3. This one had some short black hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts and had nice proportions and a great face. She was stretching making those short shorts even shorter.
4. This one had some short yellow shorts and some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had some nice lean body mass in her legs. It was no surprise later when she had a soccer shirt on since she looked like your typical soccer player.
5. Miss Lesbian was there again looking hot as usual. She wore some short black shorts and was doing some legitimate exercises.
6. Miss Engineer was there again. She once again showed her great workout by doing some free weight squats and some weighted lunges. She still had her black hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants.
7. This one had some straight light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. She had nice proportions.
8. This one had some blonde hair tied back. She had some medium lengthed black shorts. She stuck mostly to machines and had nice leanness.
9. This one had some straight brown h air tied back. She wore some short gray cotton text on the butt shorts. She had her sleeves rolled up and also had a great face. She was doing hyperextensions probably thinking she was targeting the abs. She then went to abs, which proves my point. She was sort of tall and had decent lean body mass in her legs. I made eye contact with her.
10. This one had some wavy light brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some sweats and had a dress code violation with the corec's standards due to her sandals. She had nice proportions.
11. This one had some wavy dark brown hair tied back. She had some short mesh gold shorts. She was stretching making them shorter. She had nice leanness and nicely shaped legs.
12. This one had some straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She had her sleeves rolled up. I'm going to call this chick Miss Model from now on since she seems to be there a lot and really does look Modelesque.
13. This one had some short baby blue shorts and some shoulder lengthed light brown hair. She had her hair in pigtails and was stretching. She wasn't tan, so she is probably friendly.

We have a new HCR record here. Thirteen hot chicks in one day. I really had a challenge keeping up with all the hot chicks. The Capital One Bowl isn't until January 1st. It felt like it was January 1st though since Georgia's Chicks are extremely hot. Miss Model wins for the day with a 9.5 which ties her for the highest hot chick score. When Purdue plays Georgia, I'll probably see a few 10s on the Georgia side.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.
2. Some guy was trying to do two exercises at the same time. I ended up moving the bench that he was "using" over to make room for my exercises while he was doing some preacher curls in the preacher curl rack. I can't stand people that try to take up two areas at once in a very crowded gym. It just makes things worse for everyone. I moved the bench first and then asked if he was using it. He then proceeds to do some tricep extensions. They really were pretty much all shoulder action with stationary forearmsand then a bench press off the chest. He could make a nice video of how not to do tricep extensions.

Other Stuff:
1. There was a McDonald's commercial on the radio today. You had some soccer mom type of person talking about how she is feeding her kids nutritious meals with Chicken McNuggets. You've got to be F-ing kidding me!
2. It's off to the playoffs for me in fantasy football. It's down to 4 teams now in a playoff format. I only wanted to finish in the top 1/2 since this is my first time ever doing fantasy football, and will finish at worst in the top 1/3rd. (if I lose my last two) Judging from the previous year's fantasy football thread, I think I'm the only rookie to make the playoffs.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 161 pounds for a bench max day. I got 260 for a max on barbell bench and kept talking about how I would fall just short of 270 for the semester. (but I actually did get 270 on the last day) They were moving the equipment from the old gym to the new gym on this day causing there to be less exercises available. All the machines were temporarily unavailable due to the move except the abductor machine. The free weights were also there.

The Hot Chick Superbowl playoffs started on this day. I said that jokingly before that time and then actually did that. I just made the hottest chicks of the semester into an NFL playoff format.
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clvmike: I wanted to see Ohio State play Miami for a rematch of last year. I guess that didn't happen due to the Fiesta being able to pick before the Orange Bowl or something. I think it will be a game between two very similar teams. I'm most interested in the Michigan/USC game and of course the Sugar Bowl.

Saint Patrick: Yeah, Sproles had a great game.
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Some Georgia fan came to the Purdue board asking for nice pics of the Purdue Cheerleaders. I love the picture he had in his signature he had of a Georgia Cheerleader. All I can say is Damn! You can't see her face, but I'm sure it is awesome since the rest of her looks damn near perfect.

clvmike19
12-09-2003, 12:23 PM
Beautiful HCR. From the man who started it all. Whats the deal with Ms Lesbian?

Are you going to have a playoff this year? How about a BCS type format! lol.
The posters on this board could be like the AP/Coaches and vote then you handicap them by various factors such as clothing, attitude, etc. Then we get a composite score and see who is number one.........wait. Playoffs would be easier. Funny eh?

Saint Patrick
12-09-2003, 02:51 PM
Are those DB or ez-bar on the tri ext's?

and do you perform them lying, standing, or seated?

ryan1117
12-11-2003, 12:07 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2003(Legs)

Weight =167

Leg Press
I tried to do some leg presses in place of squats, but I still was having some pain in my back. I think it is due to the position my body is in on squats and leg press. What is strange is how I don't feel quite as bad on deadlifts. I think I may need to get this checked out though. Despite my back feeling 95% under everyday activity, things are not getting any better when I do any type of lifting. It should have healed by now.

Calf Raises (5pps/6.5 + 10 second pause per rep)
These went up by a little once again today.

Leg Curls (138/8!)
Here is a slight improvement. It wasn't too hard to get either.

Leg Extensions (168/9)
These are going up slightly with my dead stop reps.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some straight black hair tied back. She had short tapered up black shorts. She had a nice face and decent leanness. She sort of held open a door for me so she probably is nice.
2. This one had some short black straight blonde hair in a ponytail. She was stretching and doing some abs on a mat.
3. Miss Engineer was there again today. She still had a dress code violation with some sweats, but was doing different exercises than she did last time. That is a good thing since it probably means she has a routine.
4. Miss Model showed up again. She had a dress code violation with some sweats. I'd guess she is probably 5-10 or 5-11 since she is pretty tall.
5. This one had some straight dark brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some very short black shorts that looked like volleyball shorts on the first glance. However, they weren't spandex and weren't quite as tight as volleyball shorts. Either way, they looked good on her due to her leanness.
6. This one had some black hair tied back. She wore some short gold shorts and had a very nice pair of legs. She also had nice lean body mass and proportions.
7. This one had some straight light brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She had a volleyball shirt on, but no volleyball shorts. She was maybe 10 pounds from anorexia, but still looked good.
8. This one had some wavy light brown hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts and had nice lean body mass.
9. This one had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some medium length navy shorts and had decent lean body mass. She was not tan so she was probably nice. However, she used the abductor machine.
10. This one had some dark brown hair tied back. She wore some black volleyball shorts and had some fat, but no cottage cheese.
11. This one had some black hair tied back. She wore some medium gray shorts and had nice leanness. She is an engineer since she was in one of my classes last year. I picked her off while I was on leg extensions. Also she wasn't tan, so maybe she is nice. But, since she is an engineer and there are only about 3 or 4 hot Civil Engineers that have been in my classes, she may be arrogant.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Model (again) She has a face that I'm sure everyone would like since it has that model look with the blonde hair. Her body may not be quite anorexic enough to be a model, but it makes her more attractive to me.

Gym Mysteries:
1. There were curls in the squat rack.

Other Stuff:
1. Why can't Notre Dame ever beat IU in basketball? I was counting on them to send IU to 2-4 last night. Instead, IU is 3-3 now. I don't want to see IU getting momentum off of that win. They should get dominated on the inside once Big Ten Season starts, but I don't want to see them get enough non-conference wins so that they make the tournament with an 8-8 Big Ten record. (like last year)
2. I don't have a good feeling about Purdue tonight against Oklahoma. They don't usually play well against teams that are a lot like them. Even though they have won all 6 games by double digits this year, they haven't really impressed me in any of the games with the exception of Duke and Seton Hall. Either way, I'll gladly take a 12-1 start going into the Big Ten assuming they can win the rest of their games besides Oklahoma. I was predicting them to be 10-3 entering the Big Ten before the season started. I figured Duke and Oklahoma would be losses and they would fall in one other game. So, they will most likely exceed my expectations.
3. I don’t like how the rest of the semester looks for me. I have to study for some finals and finish a paper. I have finals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and then two on Thursday. Two finals will take a lot of studying. Luckily, they are both on Thursday so I will have some time to prepare.
4. I still have a lot of anger towards two professors last year that assigned homework at the end of dead week. Dead Week is the week before finals where professors are prohibited by the University from giving out new homework. This helps even the playing field from people that have early week finals and those that have late week finals. People that have finals on Monday wouldn’t have any time to prepare in comparison to the people that have finals on a Friday or Saturday. However, you can assign homework the week before dead week and make it due during dead week. Projects are also fine as long as they are assigned before dead week. Last semester, I had one professor assign homework on a Wednesday of dead week while another assigned some on Thursday. One made it due Friday and another made it due Sunday. Due to me being on the borderline for both classes, I was forced to do the homework. I however was not sure if you were anonymous when you turned in professors. (the University encourages people to do this when professors violate dead week policy) Due to me being on the borderline between two grades in the classes, I didn't want to do that in case I would not be anonymous. Anyway, I ended up doing really bad on the early week finals due to the homework from other classes taking up my studying time. (I planned in advance studying time before they blitzed me with homework) To add insult to injury, I ended up getting the lower grade in the two borderline classes.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighted in at 161.5 and worked out in the new gym for the first time. The new gym had just opened up. I did a max deadlift of 420 and then went and also got 425 right after it. I was really angry at some of the changes they made in the new gym. They got rid of the power racks for un-adjustable squat racks. They also got rid of a few pieces of equipment from the old gym. Mainly the new gym was actually worse than the old one. I also did some bodyweight pull-ups getting 15 of them.
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clvmike19: I don't think I will due to how things are this year. Since they now have a cardio area in the same room as the new gym, you see a lot more chicks using machines now in the weight room. This has caused my HCR to practically double in size since last year. Due to that, there are a lot that I can't really remember. I may change my mind, but I don't have any current plans right now. I did see last year's champion on College Gameday though. (she is a cheerleader for Purdue)

Saint Patrick: I do my tricep extensions lying down and with an EZ curl bar. The funny thing is that they are pretty much even with my standing bicep curls. I think I read somewhere that they are supposed to be equal if you are balanced in your arms.

clvmike19
12-11-2003, 12:32 PM
Tan girls are evil. They usually end up to be bitches.

ryan1117
12-12-2003, 11:26 PM
Friday, December 12, 2003(Push Day)
I got this one in on a Friday due to Finals coming up and this being a shortened week. I'll have my hands full with finals and all that.

Weight = 167.2

DB Bench (90/14!)
…GIVES SELF SARCASTIC STANDING OVATION…
It is about freakin time I had some improvement here. I was stuck on 13.5 forever. I'm noticing that a pause at the bottom can actually make DB Bench easier. I always seem to have balance problems if I don't put the pause at the bottom of the lift.

DB Incline (75/13)
This only ties a previous PR, but it is up a rep from last week.

DB Laterals (30/11.5)
These were the same as before.

Cybex Ab Crunches (165/14.5!)
This machine felt oiled here. I'm staying on track nicely with my slow and steady plan for ab crunches.

Dips (BW+135/3!)
I busted out my old max that I did exactly a year ago here. This time around, I got 3 reps. It also got a lot of attention from others with 3 45s and all. I'm fine with the 3 reps. That was roughly what I was expecting for 135. I figure I'm probably around 155 for a max. I'll have a decent shot at a double bodyweight dip next semester.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one had some light brown hair tied back. She wore some short blue shorts and had nice legs, proportions, and face. She made sure to use good form by bending over with her back and not with her legs. She had a nice behind. She also had to do it right in front of me which was just horrible to see. :)
2. This one had some short plaid light blue shorts and dark brown hair tied back. She had nice proportions.
3. This one had some light brown pigtails and very short baby blue shorts. She had nice proportions and decent lean body mass. She was stretching on the mats kind of doing the horizontal splits which made gave her shorts underwear coverage. She also made sure to face the rest of the gym and not the wall. She wouldn't want to deprive us of the nice view. But, she did use the abductor machine.
4. This one had some dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some red windsuit pants. However, they were really tight. She wore a shirt that was cut off about 4 inches above the waist which had about the coverage of a sports bra when she did pull ups. She had nice curves even though it wasn't quite lean body mass. But, if there's curves with no cottage cheese, I'm happy. She also didn't seem to have the flabby midsection that even most attractive women have.
5. This one was asian with some black hair tied back. She wore some short black shorts and had nice leanness. However, she used the abductor machine.
6. This one had some brown hair tied back. She had a dress code violation with some windsuit pants. She had nice leanness, and a great face.
7. This one had some short black shorts and some straight black hair in a ponytail. She had a nice girl next door look going. She was not tan, so she probably is down to earth.
8. This one had some straight dark brown hair in a ponytail. She had some short black shorts along with nice leanness. She wore a cheerleading shirt.

The winner of the day goes to Miss Good Form. She had a very nice overall figure. Plus, she gets bonus points for bending over right in front of me. She gets a 9.

Gym Mysteries:
1. We had our normal morons blocking the DB rack. Some guy was just crouched down right in front of where the 90s go. Obviously, I had to put the 90s back. I sort of acted like I was going to run him over, and he moved.
2. Some other "Gym Pro" was taking his time un-racking the 75s. During the time he was getting his 75s, I walked by him, picked up the 90s, and started walking. I had to stop and wait a couple of seconds for him to get his straps around the 75s. I didn't need any straps to carry the 90s across the room. Why am I coming down on this guy? The main reason is because people like him are the type of people that talk down to me. (calm down judgmental people; these are thoughts and not actions)

Other Stuff:
1. Some guy was using bad form on bicep curls. I was glad to see a person working at the gym come up to him and show him how to do the lift correctly.
2. I was very dehydrated for this workout. I was constantly getting drinks from the fountain. It seemed like the 7 or 8 drinks I got from the fountain still weren't enough to keep me hydrated. Those Krispy Kremes and 4 hot dogs I ate before my workout really must have added a lot of salt to me.
3. My back is making slight progress. A few weeks back, I could not pick up the 90s from the ground without pain. I was happy to see that I did not have any pain picking them up tonight. But, 180 pounds is a far cry from 405 or 505. I'll see how 315 feels tomorrow to decide if I attempt a work set for deadlifts. If I feel ANYTHING, I'm not going to do them. I figure I should rest it until it is 100%. If that takes until January, I won't be too mad since things could have been a lot worse. If I did injure a disk in my vertebrae, I'll be glad I didn't try to injure it more.
4. Purdue played better than I expected last night against Oklahoma. I was a little worried they would get blown out since Oklahoma has looked very good so far this year. It was a hard fought game with them losing from a shot with 1 second left. ESPN totally disgusted me with their write up on the game. They did nothing but criticize the Big Ten after the game. They made it sound like Purdue lost by 30. In reality, it actually is more of a positive statement for the Big Ten since they played a team that will be in the Top 10 next week on the road even for 39 minutes and 59 seconds. I bet Oklahoma's final home record at the end of the year will prove my point.
5. I got my airline tickets to Orlando for the Capital One Bowl. For the trip back, the flight will stop in Houston between Orlando and Indianapolis. WTF? That is crazy flying half way across the country West to go North.

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
I weighed in at 161.3 pounds. I made a big PR on bench press with 270 pounds. I actually lifted 265 in the morning, and barely missed 270. Due to the 270 try being right after 265, I decided to come back during the night to try 270 while fresh. I ended up getting 270 which was my goal for the end of the year back then. I also dip maxed with 135.
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clvmike19: Tanning year round will make them look like that lady from "There's Something About Mary" when they are 40. Seriously though, it is fun just to say that b/c some people end up taking it seriously. I will admit though that it probably is a blurry line sometimes between me being serious and joking.

FFeJ
12-13-2003, 12:12 AM
DB Bench (90/14!)

Nice job with the dumbell PR, I too have discovered that pausing slightly at the bottom of each rep helps out with the balancing issues.

Coke
12-13-2003, 05:35 PM
Congrats bro on the db bench work! ....then dips at 135 ain't no joke man - ;)

Saint Patrick
12-13-2003, 07:30 PM
Saint Patrick: I do my tricep extensions lying down and with an EZ curl bar. The funny thing is that they are pretty much even with my standing bicep curls. I think I read somewhere that they are supposed to be equal if you are balanced in your arms.


I do mine the same way, except my working sets are about 10-15lbs more than my curling.

ryan1117
12-13-2003, 09:49 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2003(Pull Day)

Weight = 167.6

Deadlifts(back is getting better)
I knew I was not going to be doing a full force set, but things do feel like they are improving ever so slightly. I loaded up 315 and did a rep with it. I had minimal pain in my back from doing it. But, I only was going to do a normal set if I felt nothing on the 315 set. I still felt a bit of stinging, but not as bad as last week. I probably could have done a set today, but that would be way too risky and it also would have been very painful.

Barbell Rows (175/9!)
This set felt like one of the best sets I have experienced here in a long time. My back injury really hurt here last week, but I felt almost nothing this week.

Hammer Strength Shrug Static Holds (360/25 seconds)
My grip keeps improving on the static holds. Of course, if my traps are improving, it could just be due to the extra strength.

Pull Ups (BW+35/8.5!)
I fell about a centimeter short of 9 reps here. My pull ups haven't been making super great progress, but they have been steadily going up.

Hot Chicks:
1. This one was mixed and was doing some squats even though they were in the smith machine. She had a nice face, but a dress code violation with some sweats.
2. This one had some light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short gray shorts and also did some smith machine squats. She was not tan, so she probably is friendly. She had nice and smooth legs that looked very nice. She also looked to be recording her own lifts which is very rare around here for women.
3. This one had some straight brown hair in a ponytail and some very short and tight navy shorts. They were literally as tightly fitting as underwear would be. They had the I love New York slogan on the back of them. What a coincidence, b/c I loved her choice of clothing.
4. This one had some straight light brown hair in a ponytail. She wore some short black shorts and had a nice face and leanness. She had her sleeves rolled up.
5. This one had some blonde hair in a ponytail. She had a dress code violation with some red windsuit pants. She also used the abductor machine. When I got a closer look later, she was too anorexic looking. The windsuit pants kind of made her look better from a distance. However, on a closer view, her anorexic look was really hurting her appearance.
6. This one had some short red shorts and some straight brown hair tied back. She had very nice legs and the red shorts came up even more when she was stretching. I picked her off while I was on pull ups.
7. This one had some short black shorts and some wavy light brown hair tied back. She had a nice all around look to her.

The winner of the day is a tie between Miss Short Red Shorts and Miss Lift Recorder. The one in the short red shorts was the hotter one, but the other gets bonus points for recording her lifts. I'll give them both 8.5s.

Gym Mysteries:
1. Someone left a bunch of weights laying around in the area that I deadlift. It looked like some warpath.

Other Stuff:
1. Like I mentioned a few places above, I think there is some light at the end of the tunnel for my back injury. It is making progress, although it is very slow. I'm realistically only wishing it to be better after Christmas Break however.
2. I had a good laugh out of the Purdue Game tonight. The defense is just ridiculously good this year. If they can just get a little bit better on offense, they could be a really good team. They held Central Michigan to 39 points tonight. A bunch of those points came against the bench at the end of the game also. They had 5 points with around 5 minutes to go in the first half. My question though is how in the hell did Central Michigan win at Notre Dame?
3. I added a temporary signature since the same guy that picked Purdue to not even be a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament picked Purdue to lose to Central Michigan. A 41-point win still has me laughing.
4. Its arm day tomorrow. I'm getting some workouts in before finals come around. Plus, I need to still get legs and back in before Friday. I'll likely do legs some time during the week and then I'll probably do back next Friday or Saturday.
5. The Pacers lost to the Bulls? WTF?

Highlights From My Workout 1 Year Ago:
This was my last day at school before Christmas Break. I had an early Saturday Morning final. That went terrible, and I went to lift after that. I pulled off a new deadlift PR of 430.
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FFeJ: It's strange too since pausing easily takes 10-20 pounds off on the barbell bench. I guess it is since you aren't in as bad of a position at the bottom of the lift with DBs as compared to the barbell.

CoCoa: Thanks. My arms were trembling a decent amount with 135.

Saint Patrick: I used to be the other way around. My biceps used to have my triceps by 10-15 pounds. They have pretty much been even since last summer.