View Full Version : Time to get HUGE !

Andy P
08-19-2003, 02:05 PM
So... This is my journal. After reading loads of other journals i felt so encouraged. In this journal i'm going to include everything. My training: weights, sets, lifts etc. My diet and sleep.

Here are my current stats:

Height: 5'8
Weight: 132-135 lbs
Bench: 176 x 4 reps.
Squat: N/a
Dead: n/a

*note* Back injury preventing me do squats and deadlifts. May start doing them in a few months or when my chiropracter advises me i can.To train Legs, back etc will use machines for working isolated muscles.

Todays workout:

Bench press:

176 x 4 : 176 x 4 : 121 x 15 : 121 x 15

Lat pull down: 8 reps, 8 reps, 15 reps, 15 reps

Leg press : 4 sets, 10 reps each.

tricep pull downs: 8 reps, 8 reps, 13 reps, 15 reps.

Pec deck: 6 reps, 6 reps, 9 reps, 13 reps

Preacher curls: 8 reps, 6 reps, 14 reps, 12 reps

All in all a good full body workout, Bench press progressed. I must start remembering all the weights im using on machines....

Cardio - Null


Breakfast: Wholemeal breakfast serial w/ milk.

Carb 30: Protein 8 grams. Fat: 2 grams

Snack: 2 bannannas

Lunch: Tuna sandwhichs.

Carb: 35, Protein: 40, Fat: 2 grams.

----- workout-----

post workout: 2 pints milk (semi skimmed)

Carb: cant remember, protein: 30 grams ish. Fat: 15 grams ish ?

Early evening (1 hour after workout)

Spaghetti bolognaise: Carb: 80-120 ish. Protein: 20 grams ish, fat: 15.

Snack: 2 cookies (sorry) Sugar: a bit 20 grams ? Fat 10 grams ? Protein: 0 ish.

Snack: 2 chicken legs, skinless. Protein: 30 grams, carb 0ish, fat: not much.

Before bed tonight: a little tuna sanwhich or another chicken leg. + pint milk.

carb, protein, fat: duno yet :-)

Hows it looking people ?

Scott S
08-19-2003, 07:00 PM
Way stronger on bench than I was at 135. :(

Other than that, good luck! :thumbup:

Stephen Riddington
08-19-2003, 11:49 PM

Good luck with your journal and here's some :spam: to start things off.

Andy P
08-20-2003, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. Here is todays stats.


None as such in the gym. However, i was helping my dad fit windows today. Had to lift a few heavy pieces of glass/wood and tools about. Havent sat down, been on my feet all day. So probably in large calorie deficit.


Went to bed about 12, got up at 8. That makes 8 hours. feel v. tired though this evening.

Food (so far):

Today i havent ate that much on the job. I guess no wear near enough protein. I took a few pieces of fruit with me to keep me going. Heres how it works out:

Breakfast: 1/2 pint semi skimmed Milk, wheatabix, 2 bannanas.

Snack morning: 2 bannanas

Lunch: 2 bacon sandwhices. 4 slices of bacon. Yum.

afternoon snack: apple

6 pm: whole pizza. (v. hungry) 120 grams carb, 45 protein, fat 20.

This evening i will have a couple of pints of milk. Maybe a tunna sandwhice, or some eggs or maybe a burger. Neeed more protein today anyway.

Thanks people

08-20-2003, 12:50 PM
Good luck Andy!

08-20-2003, 12:53 PM
at 135 I was still struggling at 145 or more. Nice job.

Dr X
08-20-2003, 12:59 PM
Andy go get em son. Remember that 75% is diet. If you want to "Time to get HUGE" Add about 6 eggs per day and make the milk whole milk about 1 gallon per day. :)

Andy P
08-26-2003, 03:46 AM
So i havent posted in a few days. My performance has been dismal so i didnt write.


Had house warming party on sun, got completly pissed. Spent most of yesterday recovering and drinking tons of water.

Sunday did workout at home. Pressups, 3 sets x 40. Chinups 3 sets x 15. Crunches - loads. Didnt get anything out of that at all i think. this because i was drinking beer that eveneing.


Lots 12 + hours. Nursing my hangover !


Not much. Drunk lots of water.

Today i'm going to the gym and carrying on with my bulking. The weekend was a minor set back :(

08-26-2003, 04:00 AM
LOL, just think of the beer as a massive carb load. It doesn't really help but sometimes life happens. :D No need to worry about it.

Are you keeping track of your food intake, or counting calories really? That's the main thing. Just keeping track of calories can really make the biggest difference. I know I never started seeing the gains until I started really counting calories and realizing how much I was eating.

Good luck man!

Scott S
08-26-2003, 10:31 AM
Ditto on keeping track of calories. Very helpful at making sure you're getting enough to gain. It's annoying at first, but after a couple months, you get the knack for keeping track of things in your head. Sort of like driving a stick. :D

Andy P
08-29-2003, 02:25 PM
Ok some changes are happening. I'm changing my current workout to this:

day 1: chest, shoulders, back.
day2: rest
day 3: legs / arms
day 4: rest

repeat. Will include abs once a week if i can be arsed. Not v. important till i cut.I would considder doing a body part a day and go to the gym more but time and money is a factor. I really should be counting calories. Here is what i ate today and an estimate on calories. My weights/reps are going up every gym session so i guess so. i still think i should be eating a bit more ? opinions ?

meal 1

Tuna sandwhich, milk.

meal 2

1/2 pizza, milk.

meal 3

Low fat sausages + oven fries. milk

meal 4

ham and cheese ommelette. 2 eggs.

meal 5

Cheddar cheese and bread


Protein: 145, Carb: 225, Fat: 85. tota:l2100 ish.

+ drunk about a gallon of water heh

My weight: 136-139

Sleep: about 12 hours :)