View Full Version : Wannabe Man of Steel

01-15-2004, 05:03 PM
Ok I'm starting my first journal today. I've just had a crap work out so Im starting this journal to motivate me and make the steel in my name mean something!!

As things stand I started lifting back in August, but due to my 2 month lazy period around christmas; I have a lot of work to do to make up on lost ground.

Im about 73kg, thats 160lb at the moment. I have been more, but like I said I've been slacking. Im 5"11 as well.

Thats it no more whining, no more excuse, lets see what I can do!

As far as equipment goes I have membership of a gym. Though its a gym that concentrates on cardio and machines. Free weights are in a small corner somewhere. I also have a home gym. I have a bench an olympic bar, an EZ bar,a tricep bar & I have just over 200lb in plates, oh and a pair of gloves.

If anyone has any input on the sorts of splits I should be doing I would appreciate that. I think Wannabebig routine 1 is what Im going to go with, so that will be

Chest & Back
day off
day off
Triceps and Biceps and shoulders
day off
day off

Todays work out was triceps, biceps and shoulders, but I was slacking so it wasn't very good although I did everything to failure.

Standing Overhead Tricep extentions using my tricep bar. 3 x (6, 3, 1)

Bicep curls 3 x (5, 3, 2)

Push Press 3 x (6, 3, 2)

At the moment I do about 30 - 45 min of cardio 4 x a week. I might reduce that if my weight doen't start to increase.

Tomorrow will be a rest day. On saturday I start for real.

I'm going to have to improve my diet to, but its late so I'll do that another day.

Saint Patrick
01-15-2004, 05:40 PM

01-17-2004, 07:09 AM
Get pumping then

01-17-2004, 10:38 AM
Todays the day and I'm just back from the gym. I think I put in more effort than last time so I'm quite pleased.

Today was back and chest

I weighed in at 72kg, that is 158.4LB
This is less than I was hoping, but I will get back up to 165lb in no time

I started on the pec fly machine 52kg x 10, this was too low, 64kg x 5, 64kg x 1

Next I was benching on the smith machine, I could do 30kg no problems, but when I tried 50kg I couldn't rotate the bar to get it out of the safety catch. So I dropped it to 40kg, but it was still to easy. This was a complete waste of time, next week I'm going to try and figure this stupid machine out.

Then I did one armed dumbbell rows 30lb x 10, 40lb x 10, 45lb x 8. Next week this will have to be done on a higher weight

Then I went on a machine called a seated row 49kg x 8, 6, 4

I think that was all. Im still new to this game, so if anyone has any advice I would appreciate it.

I also did 20 minutes cardio. 10 on the bike and 10 on the rowing machine.

01-18-2004, 07:16 AM
Keep up the good work and you'll be a beef box in no time.

01-19-2004, 11:46 AM
Today was leg day, so for the first time in a long time I decided to do squats on the smith machine.

As this was my first go in a while I did 50kg, plus the weight of the bar, what ever that is. I did 50kg - 8, 6, 4.
I might up the weight next week Im not sure, I feel I need to concentrate on my form.

Leg curl machine - 91kg - 10, 5, 2 - damm that hurt.

Leg extensions machine - 91kg - 9, 4, 2

I also went on an abs machine and did 40kg - 15, 10, 5

Maybe some hack squats next week. I need to do at least one exercise on free weights. Incase anyones wondering my gym doesnt have a squat rack :hide: .

01-22-2004, 12:44 PM
Right I've had two days off because of the DOMS in my legs. Yesterday I could hardly walk so I rested up :smoke:

Today was Triceps, Biceps and Shoulders.

Push Press 25kg 10, 6, 3

Tricep pull down machine 65kg 8, 4, 2

Bicep curls, I kept losing my grip as I forgot my gloves 25kg 5, 2, 20kg 3

Machine shoulder press 40kg 8, 5, 3

Hammer Curls 30lb 8, 4, 2

I also did 25 minutes cardio.

01-26-2004, 03:22 PM
Ok I didn't make it to the gym at the weekend, but I did go today.

Bench press - smith machine 45kg 10, 6, 2

Pec fly machine - 60kg 10, 5, 2

Seat row machine - 49kg 9, 4 - 42kg 10

One armed dumbell rows 50lb - 10, 6, 4

15min cardio