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wibble
01-22-2004, 01:59 PM
A New Beginning


I'm basically starting over from scratch after taking 7 months off from the gym and not eating well. Although I'm not quite as weak as I was when I first started working out, I've lost a lot of strength but I hope to get back to where I was very soon. I've been going to the gym for about the past week and a half now, and I hope to start seeing some decent results.

I was at 138lbs, from 150lbs, before I started eating again and have been steadily gaining weight over the past few weeks. I weigh about 144lbs right now and so far I'm on track to achieve my first goal of becoming 160lbs by May.

I'm following a 5 day split as follows:

Day 1: Chest/Biceps/Abs
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Back
Day 5: Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

If you want to download the split, heres the spreadsheet in Excel format.

Saint Patrick
01-22-2004, 02:00 PM
Good luck!

wibble
01-22-2004, 03:38 PM
Good luck!

Thanks Saint Patrick! That sure was a quick reply, my journal was a whole minute old by the time you posted in it. :)

aka23
01-22-2004, 03:47 PM
I am glad to see that you have started another journal. Your routine looks well designed. I noticed that you have DB rows listed in your Shoulders/Triceps/Abs day. I am guessing that you meant with the shoulders out to emphasize the posterior deltoids. This type of exercise would also work the back, so it might be a bad idea to do DB rows so soon after your back workout. There could be similar issues, if you go directly from day 5 to day 1 without rest. Good luck with your goals.

wibble
01-22-2004, 04:30 PM
I am glad to see that you have started another journal. Your routine looks well designed. I noticed that you have DB rows listed in your Shoulders/Triceps/Abs day. I am guessing that you meant with the shoulders out to emphasize the posterior deltoids. This type of exercise would also work the back, so it might be a bad idea to do DB rows so soon after your back workout. There could be similar issues, if you go directly from day 5 to day 1 without rest. Good luck with your goals.

Thanks aka! :) Yup, I'm doing the rows with elbows out. You once told me I should throw in something for the posterior delts so I followed your advice.

I used to have Shoulders/Triceps on Thursday and Back on Friday, but that way I never had a spotter so I had to change the days around. I hope the days don't interfere with each other. Also, after Day 5 theres 2 days of rest over the weekend so I'll be fresh for Day 1 again. Thanks for checking in, I'll be interested to see how you've been progressing. :)

Alke
01-22-2004, 04:49 PM
your back!

PizDoff
01-22-2004, 05:10 PM
omg! I ain't the smallest here!!

:D


Hard Work, Patience, Dedication! KEep it up!

I gained 37.5 lbs last year, work hard and you'll get it too!

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:31 PM
your back!

Hey Kenn! Hope everything is going well for you. I'll be checking in on ya soon! :)

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:32 PM
omg! I ain't the smallest here!!

:D


Hard Work, Patience, Dedication! KEep it up!

I gained 37.5 lbs last year, work hard and you'll get it too!

LOL I hope I can get some of the same results PizDoff! ;) We'll see what happens...

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:32 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

5x135lbs
5x135lbs

Comments: I wasn't expecting my strength to have dropped as much as it did and I started off too heavy.

Incline DB Press

8x35lbs
4x35lbs

Comments: Next time try for 2 sets of 6.

Weighted Dips

4x25lbs
7xBW

Comments: Started too heavy with these also. I decided to suck it up and start with just my bodyweight again.

DB Curls

8x25lbs
6x30lbs

Comments: Next time try for 2 sets of 6x30lbs.

Hammer Curls

6x30lbs
4x30lbs

Comments: My left arm gave out on me in the second set.

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

6x30lbs
6x30lbs

Weighted Crunches

12x35lbs
6x35lbs

Pulldown Crunches

6x100lbs
6x100lbs

Comments: I found this weight a little hard on the back, going lighter next time.

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:33 PM
Day 2 - Legs

Squats

8x135lbs
8x135lbs

Hack Squats

8x135lbs
8x135lbs

Lying Leg Curls

8x95lbs
8x95lbs

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

8x135lbs
-

Seated Calve Raises

-
-

Standing Calve Raises

-
-


I was fighting through feeling sick during the whole workout. It finally got to the point where I was lightheaded and wanted to puke so I called it quits after my first set of SLDLs. I felt nauseous for an hour afterwards.

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:33 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

6x115lbs
6x120lbs

Incline DB Press

6x35lbs
4x35lbs

Weighted Dips

6xBW
6xBW

DB Curls

6x30lbs [+5lbs]
6x30lbs

Hammer Curls

6x30lbs
8x25lbs

Comments: I couldn't handle the 30's anymore so I moved down to the 25's for my second set.

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

6x30lbs
8x20lbs

Comments: I had to move down in my second set here also.

Weighted Crunches

12x45lbs [+10lbs]
12x45lbs [+10lbs]

Pulldown Crunches

8x70lbs
8x70lbs


I still hadn't recovered from my other Chest/Biceps day so I was pretty weak.

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:34 PM
Day 2 - Legs

Squats

8x145lbs [+10lbs]
8x145lbs [+10lbs]

Hack Squats

6x150lbs [+15lbs]
6x150lbs [+15lbs]

Lying Leg Curls

6x105lbs [+10lbs]
6x105lbs [+10lbs]

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

8x135lbs
8x135lbs

Seated Calve Raises

15x150kg
15x150kg

Standing Calve Raises

8x90kg
8x90kg

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:34 PM
Day 3 - Shoulders/Triceps

Seated Military Press

6x95lbs
2x95lbs

DB Row

8x45lbs
8x45lbs

Lateral Raises

8x22.5lbs
8x22.5lbs

Close Grip Bench Press

4x115lbs
4x105lbs

Skullcrushers

5x72.5
5x62.5

Cable Pulldowns

6x25kg
6x20kg


This was a horrible day. I didn't have a spotter so I couldn't really push myself. I decided to switch this day and my back day around starting next week so that I would have a spotter.

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:35 PM
Day 4 - Back/Abs

Weighted Pullups

8xBW
8xBW

Bentover BB Row

6x115lbs
4x115lbs

Comments: This was a little too heavy and my form suffered. Next time I'll try 105lbs.

Deadlifts

8x205lbs
8x205lbs

Shrugs

12x105
12x105

Weighted Crunches

12x45lbs
12x45lbs

Pulldown Crunches

8x70
8x70

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:36 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

5x135lbs [+1 rep]
4x135lbs

Comments: I gripped a little too close on the second set and burn't out my triceps.

Incline DB Press

8x40lbs [+5lbs]
5x40lbs

Weighted Dips

6x22.5lbs [+22.5lbs]
5x22.5lbs

DB Curls

8x30lbs [+2 reps]
8x30lbs

Hammer Curls

6x30lbs
6x30lbs [+2 reps]

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

8x30lbs [+2 reps]
8x30lbs [+10lbs]

Weighted Crunches

12x50lbs [+5lbs]
12x50lbs [+5lbs]

Pulldown Crunches

8x80lbs [+10lbs]
8x80lbs [+10lbs]

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:36 PM
Day 2 - Legs

Squats

8x155lbs [+10lbs]
8x155lbs [+10lbs]

Hack Squats

6x160lbs [+10lbs]
6x160lbs [+10lbs]

Lying Leg Curls

8x105lbs [+2 reps]
7x105lbs [+1 rep]

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

8x145lbs [+10lbs]
8x145lbs [+10lbs]

Seated Calve Raises

15x150kg
15x150kg

Standing Calve Raises

8x90kg
8x90kg

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:37 PM
Day 3 - Back

Weighted Pullups

6x10lbs [+10lbs]
6x10lbs [+10lbs]

Bentover BB Row

8x105lbs
8x105lbs

Deadlifts

8x215lbs [+10lbs]
8x215lbs [+10lbs]

Shrugs

12x105 [+30lbs]
12x105 [+30lbs]

wibble
01-22-2004, 05:38 PM
These are all my workouts to date. It was a pain in the ass to add them all at once, so I'll be updating as I go from now on. :)

clvmike19
01-23-2004, 05:45 AM
The best way to do it is with no spotter!. Extra motivation not to drop something on your face :D

Good job getting back into it. Youll own those militaries once again.

wibble
01-23-2004, 04:19 PM
The best way to do it is with no spotter!. Extra motivation not to drop something on your face :D

Good job getting back into it. Youll own those militaries once again.

Hahaha yeah, or a good way to die. :) Thanks, I'm hoping to make a quick come back.

wibble
01-23-2004, 04:33 PM
Day 4 - Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

Seated Military Press

8x95lbs [+2 reps]
8x95lbs [+6 reps]

DB Row

8x50lbs [+5lbs]
8x50lbs [+5lbs]

Lateral Raises

8x25lbs [+2.5lbs]
8x25lbs [+2.5lbs]

Close Grip Bench Press

8x115lbs [+4 reps]
8x115lbs [+4 reps][+10lbs]

Skullcrushers

8x72.5 [+3 reps]
7x72.5 [+1 rep][+10lbs]

Comments: The last rep in the second set was assisted.

Cable Pulldowns

8x25kg [+2 reps]
7x25kg [+2 reps][+5kg]

Weighted Crunches

12x56lbs [+6lbs]
12x56lbs [+6lbs]

Pulldown Crunches

8x90
8x90

clvmike19
01-24-2004, 12:34 AM
Already getting it back man! Good work. Heres to a quick return....

wibble
01-24-2004, 07:30 AM
Already getting it back man! Good work. Heres to a quick return....

Thanks mike, cheers! :alcoholic

clvmike19
01-24-2004, 08:05 AM
Hell yes! What are we drinking? I think this deserves a Guiness!

wibble
01-24-2004, 09:28 AM
Hell yes! What are we drinking? I think this deserves a Guiness!

Guiness it is then! :thumbup:

Scott S
01-24-2004, 10:12 PM
Damn, I'd better work hard or you're gonna pass me on squats!!

aka23
01-25-2004, 08:34 PM
Nice session. Your gains are quite impressive. I like how you indicated [+4 reps][+10lbs] when you increased reps and weight. I might start using the same notation.

wibble
01-26-2004, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Scott S
Damn, I'd better work hard or you're gonna pass me on squats!!

I'll be your motivation, I'm coming, don't let me pass you! :D



Originally posted by aka23
Nice session. Your gains are quite impressive. I like how you indicated [+4 reps][+10lbs] when you increased reps and weight. I might start using the same notation.

Thanks aka23! :D

wibble
01-26-2004, 04:05 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

7x135lbs [+2 reps]
5x135lbs [+1 rep]

Incline DB Press

8x45lbs [+5lbs]
4x45lbs

Comments: I tried to move up in weight here but didn't have much left for the second set. I had just moved up in weight here last week so maybe it was too soon.

Weighted Dips

8x22.5lbs [+2 reps]
6x22.5lbs [+1 rep]

DB Curls

6x35lbs [+5lbs]
3x35lbs

Comments: My left arm is holding me back. I managed to finish the set with my right arm, but I only got to 3 with the left. After this I did a few reps of 30 with my left arm.

Hammer Curls

8x30lbs [+2 reps]
8x30lbs [+2 reps]

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

8x35lbs [+5lbs]
8x35lbs [+5lbs]

Weighted Crunches

12x60lbs [+4lbs]
12x60lbs [+4lbs]

Pulldown Crunches

8x100lbs
8x100lbs

wibble
01-26-2004, 04:27 PM
I decided not to count any reps that I had assisted so I made some changes. For example today I did 8x135 on the Bench Press, but the 8th rep was assisted so I listed it as 7x135. I'll be following this style from now on.

clvmike19
01-26-2004, 10:12 PM
Good work man! Youve got your strength coming back....keep at it.

wibble
01-27-2004, 09:18 AM
Good work man! Youve got your strength coming back....keep at it.

Thanks mike, I'm trying. My chest workouts are driving me insane. I'm making pretty good gains everywhere else, but these are tough to get back. But then again I guess I didn't get to where I was overnight either...thanks for the motivation. :)

clvmike19
01-27-2004, 10:59 AM
Amen......nothing worth having comes overnight. You should have food in both hands making it impossible to type anyway :D

Wikked1
01-27-2004, 11:14 AM
Nice session Wibble.......good to have you back in here! Curls looking good!

Shane
01-27-2004, 01:28 PM
I decided not to count any reps that I had assisted so I made some changes. For example today I did 8x135 on the Bench Press, but the 8th rep was assisted so I listed it as 7x135. I'll be following this style from now on.

*peaks head in*
Hey wibble, you might want to try writing it as 7+1 or something to show that you did assisted reps as well like some others do in their journals. Just a thought man. :) May your strength return swiftly.

wibble
01-27-2004, 02:03 PM
Nice session Wibble.......good to have you back in here! Curls looking good!


Thanks Wikked1! :D



*peaks head in*
Hey wibble, you might want to try writing it as 7+1 or something to show that you did assisted reps as well like some others do in their journals. Just a thought man. :) May your strength return swiftly.

Thanks Shane, glad you dropped in! :) I used to record my lifts like 7x135 w/ 1 rep assisted or something like that, but it was getting annoying to keep track of PRs for reps this way. I figured it would just be easier to not bother. :)

Alke
01-27-2004, 02:17 PM
good benching, keep the +'s moving!

I would count all your reps, assisted as well....just be sure to tell us if it was like a MAJOR assist or something. I get some assist on my last set of two reps for heavies. then if I actually DIE on a rep, I say that in the comments part of the exercises.

wibble
01-29-2004, 05:30 PM
good benching, keep the +'s moving!

I would count all your reps, assisted as well....just be sure to tell us if it was like a MAJOR assist or something. I get some assist on my last set of two reps for heavies. then if I actually DIE on a rep, I say that in the comments part of the exercises.

Thanks Kenn, I'm trying, but my bench is gone to hell...
I could count my assisted reps...its just I'd really hate to list a PR on a rep I had help with though. Even if my spotter only used 2 fingers to help me. I HAVE to own a rep on my own to feel accomplished. :)

wibble
01-29-2004, 05:31 PM
Day 2 - Legs

Squats

8x155lbs
8x155lbs

Hack Squats

8x160lbs
8x160lbs

Lying Leg Curls

8x105lbs
7x105lbs

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

8x145lbs
8x145lbs

Seated Calve Raises

15x160kg [+10kg]
15x160kg [+10kg]

Standing Calve Raises

8x90kg
8x90kg


I had a muscle strain around my lat again, just like the one I posted about in my old journal. I guess I must have done it during one of my chest or bicep exercises. Its not bad yet, but it got really bad at one point last year so I decided to take it easy and follow last weeks workout. I would have moved up in most of my exercises but didn't want to take any chances. I did move up in Seated Calve Raises though because there was no way I would hurt myself more there. :) As for the Lying Leg Curls, it was just fluke that I only managed 7, I was trying for 8.

wibble
01-29-2004, 05:31 PM
Day 3 - Back

Weighted Pullups

8x10lbs [+2 reps]
8x10lbs [+2 reps]

Bentover BB Row

8x110lbs
8x115lbs

Deadlifts

8x225lbs [+10lbs]
8x225lbs [+10lbs]

Shrugs

12x155 [+20lbs]
12x155 [+20lbs]


I was worried about my muscle strain again today, but it didn't bother me as much as I thought. I figured every exercise would make it worse, but it didn't really bother me with my lifts. I felt it mostly when doing things like taking a bar out of the rack or lifting a weight with my right arm. I was happy that my Deadlifts have been progressing so well. 225lbs was easier today than the 215lbs was last week.

Bruteman
01-29-2004, 08:51 PM
Hey, you're back! Looks like you're on a roll to. Good job :thumbup:

wibble
01-29-2004, 08:54 PM
Hey, you're back! Looks like you're on a roll to. Good job :thumbup:

Hey Bruteman, thanks! Trying to make a come back and be better than ever! :D Thanks for stopping in, good to hear from ya! :thumbup:

clvmike19
01-29-2004, 10:01 PM
Looks like teh Deads will be back in no time. Youre progressing well in them. BB rows too. Keep at those. I love'em.

Wikked1
01-30-2004, 09:11 AM
DEADS are looking good and your progress is fast & furious. Nice work dude!

cphafner
01-30-2004, 09:19 AM
good to have you back! Good Luck!

aka23
01-30-2004, 09:37 AM
Nice work with the deadlifts and other recent gains. It seems odd that you would strain your lat (section of back) while doing chest/biceps since the back is not emphasized in those exercises. It is not used much for most of the leg exercises as well.

Shane
01-30-2004, 09:47 AM
Glad to see the weights moving up fast for you wibble. :thumbup:

The journal format you use is nice and clean too.

wibble
01-30-2004, 01:11 PM
Looks like teh Deads will be back in no time. Youre progressing well in them. BB rows too. Keep at those. I love'em.

Thanks mike! BB Rows are teh r0cks!



DEADS are looking good and your progress is fast & furious. Nice work dude!

Thanks Wikked1, I hope it keeps up! :)



good to have you back! Good Luck!

Thanks cphafner, good to be back! I'll be checking in on you soon! :thumbup:



Nice work with the deadlifts and other recent gains. It seems odd that you would strain your lat (section of back) while doing chest/biceps since the back is not emphasized in those exercises. It is not used much for most of the leg exercises as well.

Thanks aka! It is quite odd. It didn't hurt during exercises that involve the lat but that has to be it...the picture of the lat muscle here, http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/LatissimusDorsi.html is where the pain is. It doesn't hurt in exercises that directly work the lat, the pain comes more from the area around the ribcage. I may have strained on a final rep and maybe twisted or something, I'm not sure. As for not being used in the leg exercises, this is true. But having the extra weight on my shoulders for Squats bothered it, holding the barbell at certain angles for SLDLs bothered it, and holding the weight for Standing Calve Raises bothered it. I can even feel it when my body jars at all, ie walking down the stairs. This is why I was trying to be careful not to aggrevate it any further. When I had done the same thing last year and it was at its worst, it took a very long time to heal. It nearly killed me to sneeze and I had to wrap it to be able to run to play soccer because the impact of running hurt it.



Glad to see the weights moving up fast for you wibble. :thumbup:

The journal format you use is nice and clean too.

Thanks Shane, much appreciated! :)

clvmike19
01-30-2004, 01:14 PM
Clean until I stumble in drunk and out pass out............*out**thud*

wibble
01-30-2004, 01:20 PM
Clean until I stumble in drunk and out pass out............*out**thud*

Drunk again? You really are Jack Daniel's Bastard Son! :D

Mik
01-30-2004, 01:30 PM
Drunk again? You really are Jack Daniel's Bastard Son! :D

Sorry to "dirty up" your journal wibble but I think even JD would be granted leave of his son in this case! :)

wibble
01-30-2004, 01:34 PM
Sorry to "dirty up" your journal wibble but I think even JD would be granted leave of his son in this case! :)

Its all good Mik! :thumbup: And I agree, old JD would be either damn proud, or really really ashamed of our mikey. :D

Mik
01-30-2004, 01:35 PM
When I get more time I'll go through teh journal and maybe......just maybe have something intelligent to say.

*tells wibble not to hold breath waiting*

wibble
01-30-2004, 01:37 PM
When I get more time I'll go through teh journal and maybe......just maybe have something intelligent to say.

*tells wibble not to hold breath waiting*

Since I'm not able to follow instructions... *holds breath* :redface:

Mik
01-30-2004, 01:38 PM
*In awe at how quick Wibble is with teh response*

midee1
01-30-2004, 02:09 PM
Is this a journal...


Or a twelve step meeting minutes? :scratch:

wibble
01-30-2004, 04:04 PM
Is this a journal...


Or a twelve step meeting minutes? :scratch:

Erm...little of Column A, little of Column B :)

wibble
01-30-2004, 04:37 PM
Day 4 - Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

Seated Military Press

6x100lbs [+5lbs]
6x100lbs [+5lbs]

DB Row

8x56lbs [+6lbs]
8x56lbs [+6lbs]

Lateral Raises

6x30lbs [+5lbs]
6x30lbs [+5lbs]

Close Grip Bench Press

8x120lbs [+5lbs]
6x120lbs [+5lbs]

Skullcrushers

8x72.5
7x62.5

Cable Pulldowns

8x25kg
8x25kg [+1 rep]

Weighted Crunches

12x60lbs
12x60lbs

Pulldown Crunches

8x105lbs [+5lbs]
8x105lbs [+5lbs]


I didn't have a spotter today so I couldn't push myself as hard as I would have liked in some cases. I think I did a good job of judging when I couldn't get another rep though, so it may not have made a difference.

Alke
01-30-2004, 07:13 PM
nice session wibble, keep those +'s coming yo'!

a spotter is nice, but looks like you got things under control either way. nice rep scheme, do you always stop at two sets?

wibble
01-30-2004, 09:45 PM
nice session wibble, keep those +'s coming yo'!

a spotter is nice, but looks like you got things under control either way. nice rep scheme, do you always stop at two sets?

Thanks Kenn! Yeah I usually only do 2 sets...I did an extra set of Military Press today with last weeks weight just to see if I'd be able to move to 100lbs on my own, and did the same thing with the CGBP. But usually I just do 2 sets for everything.

aka23
01-30-2004, 11:34 PM
I didn't have a spotter today so I couldn't push myself as hard as I would have liked in some cases. I think I did a good job of judging when I couldn't get another rep though, so it may not have made a difference.


Nice session. If you feel like you need a spotter, one option would be to ask someone around the gym to spot you. People used to ask me to spot them almost every week when I used to worked out in a busy college gym. 56lb seems like an unusual weight for a dumbbell.

clvmike19
01-31-2004, 12:13 AM
me and ithe old man met up today!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jack whiksey
.....it hurts the irisj folk like me............so, im a drujk......yay!

wibble
01-31-2004, 11:12 AM
Nice session. If you feel like you need a spotter, one option would be to ask someone around the gym to spot you. People used to ask me to spot them almost every week when I used to worked out in a busy college gym. 56lb seems like an unusual weight for a dumbbell.

Thanks aka! I usually have someone to spot me, but for some reason the gym was empty when I went over. I was working out all alone. There are some weird dumbbell weights at the gym...it goes from 50 to 56, 56 to 60, 60 to 67...and they are a little bent. Thats the reason I moved to BB Incline after I was ready to move up from the 60s on the Incline DB Press last year. I figured they'd be too awkward for anything besides strapping onto a belt or using one for Weighted Crunches.

wibble
02-02-2004, 07:25 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

8x135lbs [+1 rep]
8x135lbs [+3 reps]

Incline DB Press

8x45lbs
8x45lbs [+4 reps]

Weighted Dips

8x25lbs [+2.5lbs]
8x25lbs [+2 reps][+2.5lbs]

DB Curls

8x35lbs [+2 reps]
6x35lbs [+3 reps]

Hammer Curls

6x35lbs [+5lbs]
5x35lbs

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

6x40lbs [+5lbs]
8x40lbs [+5lbs]

Weighted Crunches

12x67lbs [+7lbs]
12x67lbs [+7lbs]

Pulldown Crunches

8x110lbs [+5lbs]
8x110lbs [+5lbs]


I had a pretty good workout today despite fighting off a fever. I didn't feel good at all by the time I got home and was burning up. The fever broke after awhile though and I'm feeling half decent again now. Luckily it didn't affect my eating. :) Hopefully it won't interfere with my leg day tomorrow...

clvmike19
02-02-2004, 09:22 PM
Youre getting there man. And look! Im sober in this post! :D

wibble
02-02-2004, 09:27 PM
Youre getting there man. And look! Im sober in this post! :D

Yeah whatever. You just dictate your drunken speech to a translator, and they type the replies. ;) Thanks for checkin in!

aka23
02-03-2004, 12:04 AM
Nice workout. The gains are impressive, especially considering your fever. I hope you feel better soon.

Saint Patrick
02-03-2004, 12:11 AM
Nice work on the weighted dips.

clvmike19
02-03-2004, 06:16 AM
Youve found me out :( Curses!

Wikked1
02-03-2004, 06:41 AM
Nice workout wibble...despite the fever....maybe it's just your fat burning furnace kicking up into hi gear?.....hope so dude!

cphafner
02-03-2004, 07:10 AM
way to work through the pain Wibble!

Mik
02-05-2004, 09:32 AM
:withstupi

Bruteman
02-07-2004, 12:47 AM
Making some good progress I see :thumbup: . Now get some rest and get that fever out of the system.

wibble
02-07-2004, 10:01 PM
Thanks guys! I'm trying to get over this damn flu...its sticking with me though. On the upside the fever has gone away, but I'm still left with a stuffy nose, sore throat, random headaches and no appetite at all. I tried to go do legs on Tuesday and couldn't get through it. After doing Squats and Hack Squats I felt like I was going to die so I had to leave. I pretty much had a fever for the rest of the week so I decided to keep away from the gym. I'm starting to come around I think, so I hope tomorrow I'll get back to teh eating and I hope to have a good workout on Monday. We'll see what happens...

clvmike19
02-07-2004, 11:22 PM
wibbke

you beat that fkue,,ir ill kill it

dambn flue hurtin wifflbe

i haet it......

clvmike19
02-07-2004, 11:23 PM
who amui i lenny gfrom mice and men???

no im fudd ruink

drunk....

wibble
02-10-2004, 04:27 PM
I'm going to the doctor tomorrow. I managed to get through yesterdays and todays workout without much complication, I'll post them when I feel like it. :)

Maybe I should add more Jack'N'Coke to the old diet. Seems to keep ole mikey healthy. :D More booze yes now!

clvmike19
02-10-2004, 09:18 PM
Once again.......I apologize for stumbling in here drunk. Thus ruining a perfectly fine journal.......or maybe its an honor to have a drunken Mike posting :D

wibble
02-10-2004, 09:40 PM
Once again.......I apologize for stumbling in here drunk. Thus ruining a perfectly fine journal.......or maybe its an honor to have a drunken Mike posting :D

Its an honor indeed! You chose to post in my journal rather than pass out. ;)
*gets out decoder ring to translate Mike's post*

clvmike19
02-10-2004, 09:46 PM
i think I made an "Of Mice and Men" reference. Also I apparantly hAet the flu you had/have........yeah I was compelled to post on here rather than look at porn and pass out. A high honor indeed!

wibble
02-10-2004, 09:49 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

7x140lbs [+5lbs]
6x140lbs [+5lbs]

Incline DB Press

8x50lbs [+5lbs]
4x50lbs

Weighted Dips

8x30lbs [+5lbs]
4x30lbs

DB Curls

8x35lbs
6x35lbs

Hammer Curls

4x35lbs
7x30lbs

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

8x40lbs [+5lbs]
6x30lbs

Weighted Crunches

12x67lbs
12x67lbs

Pulldown Crunches

8x110lbs
8x110lbs


I didn't have much in the way of gains this workout. I wasn't overly disappointed though, I wasn't expecting much after being sick for a week at this point. I hope the next one is better.

clvmike19
02-10-2004, 09:53 PM
Good to hear youre better now. Makin gains on bench. And bust those weighted dips like its your job mang!

wibble
02-10-2004, 09:53 PM
Day 2 - Legs

Squats

8x170lbs [+5lbs]
8x170lbs [+5lbs]

Hack Squats

8x175lbs [+5lbs]
8x175lbs [+5lbs]

Lying Leg Curls

8x105lbs
7x105lbs

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

8x160lbs [+15lbs]
8x160lbs [+15lbs]

Seated Calve Raises

15x170kg [+10kg]
15x170kg [+10kg]

Standing Calve Raises

8x97.5kg [+7.5kg]
8x97.5kg [+7.5kg]

wibble
02-10-2004, 09:55 PM
Good to hear youre better now. Makin gains on bench. And bust those weighted dips like its your job mang!

Thanks! :) I got the appetite back and I can make it through workouts so I'm not too worried about the sore throat or anything. :)

By the way, I must commend you on your drunk type. Trulely you've practiced. ;)

clvmike19
02-10-2004, 10:00 PM
Lol its gettin better........I think I need to make some sort of translator program.

wibble
02-10-2004, 10:01 PM
Lets see what else...I'm almost out of protein and weight gainer, but I've got a fresh shipment on the way. I should have it all by Thursday. I ordered:

2 x Optimum Nutrition Whey 5lbs
2 x Udo's EFA Oil 500ml
1 x Prolab Creatine 1000g
1 x N-Large2 10lbs
1 x POWER MIXER. WOO! NO MORE LUMPS! :D

I go through the whey like crazy so I figured I had better get 10lbs. I have 2 scoops with milk in the morning and I'll start having 2 scoops at night now that I have more and don't need to spare it along as much. The EFA oil will be used in the same way, and the N-Large2 and Creatine will of course be postworkout. I hope to see some gains in weight now soon. :) I've never tried Creatine before either, so I'm curious to see if it will help.

wibble
02-10-2004, 10:02 PM
Lol its gettin better........I think I need to make some sort of translator program.

Call it Mic Speak. Mike speaks into a Mic in a drunken stupor and the computer translates *roughly* what he says. Hey, even the computer can't understood your drunk ass all the time. ;)

aka23
02-11-2004, 03:43 AM
Great session. The improvements on the SLDLs and calf raises are amazing. Consuming whey at night may not be ideal because of its faster absorbition/digetsion. A protein like chicken or beef would digest slower than whey, and even slower than casein. It would provdie a more sustained release of AA throughout the night.

wibble
02-11-2004, 06:30 AM
Great session. The improvements on the SLDLs and calf raises are amazing. Consuming whey at night may not be ideal because of its faster absorbition/digetsion. A protein like chicken or beef would digest slower than whey, and even slower than casein. It would provdie a more sustained release of AA throughout the night.

Thanks aka, I've been underestimating myself on the SLDLs. I put 15lbs extra on the bar instead of 5lbs and when I noticed I thought, well its on there now...so I just did it. :)

As for the whey, I agree, but I'll also be eating oatmeal and having the whey in milk along with some EFA oil which should slow the absorbtion right? In any case I'll be taking in 800cals before bed so hopefully that will do me through the night... If I ever find a decent chicken breast recipe maybe I'll start eating those before bed. I love chicken, but I hate the texture of chicken breasts. I find they're almost slimey.

Wikked1
02-11-2004, 06:40 AM
Nice leg day wibble........what's with all the crazy eights?? 800 cals before bed.....means one of two things....you'll have to get up in the morning a take a huge dump OR you'll gain weight like crazy!

wibble
02-11-2004, 01:02 PM
Nice leg day wibble........what's with all the crazy eights?? 800 cals before bed.....means one of two things....you'll have to get up in the morning a take a huge dump OR you'll gain weight like crazy!

Thanks Wikked1! I'm hoping more for the weight gain personally. :) 800cals just happens to be what I have for breakfast, so I figured I would have another breakfast before bed to add in some extra cals. Its really not a lot of food to hit 800 cals though... Ok, I just added it up in fitday and its really about 920cals...c'mon weight gain! :D

I've gotta fast for the rest of this day though...going to get my cholesterol checked tomorrow.

wibble
02-11-2004, 04:45 PM
Dear god...fasting is so hard now that I'm used to eating again. If this had been 2 months ago, going 24 hours without eating wouldn't have bothered me this much. I AM BLOODY STARVING. Its only been a little over 3 hours since I ate last...trying to fill up on water. I can't wait to get this blood test done and pig out tomorrow. That is if I don't eat my arm first.

Beast
02-11-2004, 05:12 PM
I'm assuming the red numbers mean that those are added pounds? That's amazing!

wibble
02-11-2004, 05:13 PM
I'm assuming the red numbers mean that those are added pounds? That's amazing!

Yup, all the red are my PRs. Thanks! :D

clvmike19
02-11-2004, 09:23 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmm PR's :drooling:

wibble
02-12-2004, 07:24 AM
Ahh. Its so good to be eating again. :drooling:

cphafner
02-12-2004, 09:14 AM
damn man all that red almost blinded me! good work!

clvmike19
02-12-2004, 11:28 AM
more eat!

wibble
02-12-2004, 12:28 PM
Thanks cphafner! I hope it keeps on coming. :)

And yes Mike, me now more eat now! :D

wibble
02-12-2004, 04:02 PM
Day 3 - Back

Weighted Pullups

8x15lbs [+5lbs]
7x15lbs [+5lbs]

Bentover BB Row

8x115lbs [+5lbs]
6x115lbs

Deadlifts

6x240lbs [+15lbs]
6x240lbs [+15lbs]

Shrugs

12x165 [+10lbs]
12x165 [+10lbs]



I got all the supplements I ordered today and have started creatine for the first time. I put 5g in my shake postworkout. I wonder if it will help any. Personally I don't really expect any considerable results, I just figured it couldn't hurt. :)

Alke
02-12-2004, 04:11 PM
more RED!!!!! nice bro'

I REALLY noticed an improvement the first time I used creatine, now I use it just to maintain levels. I think the first time one uses it your body goes into high gear, then reaches a certain level. Even after I go off creatine for a while, then back on, it isnt the same as the FIRST time I used the stuff.......

wibble
02-12-2004, 04:14 PM
Thanks Kenn! I'd like to see some results from it. I mean, I'm not complaining about my progress now, but a little boost couldn't hurt. :)

aka23
02-12-2004, 05:23 PM
I got all the supplements I ordered today and have started creatine for the first time. I put 5g in my shake postworkout. I wonder if it will help any.

Nice session. Your gains remain impressive. Creatine is one of the few supplements that has a good number of well designed studies suggesting a significant benefit. That being said responses vary greatly from person to person, and in some cases the strength/size differences are not significant.

clvmike19
02-12-2004, 09:08 PM
Oooooo look at teh deads. Youre knockin them down man. Good job.....w/ the supps youll be back in no time.

wibble
02-12-2004, 09:47 PM
Thanks Mike, I hope so! I'm about the same weight as I was before I stopped working out, so that came back pretty quickly...just gotta add even more of it and get the old strength back plus some. :)

wibble
02-13-2004, 04:14 PM
Day 4 - Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

Seated Military Press

8x105lbs [+2 reps][+5lbs]
8x105lbs [+2 reps][+5lbs]

DB Row

8x60lbs [+4lbs]
8x60lbs [+4lbs]

Lateral Raises

8x30lbs [+2 reps]
8x30lbs [+2 reps]

Close Grip Bench Press

8x125lbs [+2 reps][+5lbs]
7x125lbs [+1 rep][+5lbs]

Skullcrushers

8x77.5 [+5lbs]
7x77.5 [+5lbs]

Cable Pulldowns

8x25kg
7x25kg

Weighted Crunches

12x73lbs [+6lbs]
9x73lbs [+6lbs]

Pulldown Crunches

8x115 [+5lbs]
8x115 [+5lbs]


The doctor called while I was at the gym. My blood test results are in and apparently I have Mono. I guess its no big deal though, he said to just continue on like normal and pretend its the flu. I read something on the net that said you shouldn't exercise while you have Mono because it could rupture your spleen. I feel fine though besides a really sore throat. I don't have fever anymore, I'm not unusually tired and I have a decent appetite, so I'm not taking any time off and the doctor made no mention of me doing so.

aka23
02-13-2004, 07:21 PM
Nice session. Your doctor's advice of treating mono like the flu surprises me. A ruptured spleen is very rare, but it is a real risk.

Here are some related articles:
http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/2002/11_02/auwaerter.htm
http://www.sportsci.org/encyc/drafts/Infectious_mononucleosis.doc
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=3809045&dopt=Abstract

"Patients and physicians can take some comfort in the knowledge that splenic rupture appears almost always to occur within 2 to 21 days after the onset of IM, and documented occurrences after the fourth week are rare.25 Because no definitive or prospective studies have been done on return-to-play guidelines, only consensus is available to guide resumption of athletic activities. Several authors9,32 have recommended resumption of all sport activities except for strenuous contact sports no sooner than 21 days after illness onset. For strenuous contact sports that may carry a higher risk of splenic injury (eg, football, gymnastics, rugby, hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, diving, and basketball), athletes should wait a minimum of 4 weeks after onset, provided the spleen is not palpable.9,32

This 4-week recommendation has become common, although some authors33 have recommended that athletes be allowed to resume activity only after the spleen has returned to normal size (and is therefore protected by the rib cage), as judged by CT or ultrasound. Imaging may be useful to confirm resolution of splenomegaly, especially in the athlete who has an equivocal physical examination at 4 weeks, or one who seeks to return to sport sooner than 4 weeks.34 "

wibble
02-13-2004, 08:12 PM
Thanks for the support and the links aka, I found them interesting. My doctor doesn't seem to be a very good one. He basically said don't worry about it, it'll go away on its own, I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks. If you have any concerns make an appointment with me then. I really don't want to stop going to the gym...I feel fine. Last week I did have some soreness on the left side of my abdomen around my ribs, but I thought it was just from working my abs extra hard. That has since cleared up, so maybe my spleen isn't enlarged anymore? I don't know...

Bruteman
02-14-2004, 01:21 AM
Just droppin' in to check out teh progress. Lookin' good man!

wibble
02-14-2004, 02:35 PM
Just droppin' in to check out teh progress. Lookin' good man!
Thanks Bruteman! :)

I went to another doctor today, he told me to take 2 weeks off from the gym...he also said I have a throat infection on top of the mono. I thought I heard him say it was strepthroat to the nurse but I'm not sure. So anyway, I guess cals will be down a lot...I tried eating soup for supper and couldn't even finish it. My throat is so sore I have to physically prepare myself before I swallow. Worst I've ever had in my life. I hope it doesn't last long and that I can get back to eating soon...

clvmike19
02-14-2004, 04:19 PM
Damn...........:( Im sorry dude. That sucks being so sick you cant eat.....and mono. Gawd. Get better soon....I dont know how long mono lasts.

wibble
02-14-2004, 09:31 PM
Thanks Mike. Mono usually lasts about 4 weeks or so. I've had it for 2 already before finding out. I got some big ass antibiotics from the doc for my throat infection, and even a couple hours after taking one the soreness went down a little. Its got a long way to go though, but at least I can suffer down some food now, although not big amounts. I just hope it gets even halfway better soon. If I can at least keep eating then maybe I'll be able to handle not going to the gym for 2 weeks. I really don't want to lose any weight, I just started coming back damnit.

Its such a pissoff that I can't go to the gym though...I mean I've already done Deadlifts with the mono, Squats, Crunches, Bench Press...I don't see how it could hurt. The doc said its a pretty vulnerable time though and that if I get bumped or something my spleen could rupture so I guess its better to be safe than sorry. Sigh...

clvmike19
02-14-2004, 11:45 PM
kill mono if ig c]ojd

its hits the kligfinyhhb.........liwllbe.

jesus h

im durnk on gin

woayaya



111111111

Wikked1
02-15-2004, 11:31 AM
Oh man....sorry to hear you're ill dude....hope you get well soon!

wibble
02-15-2004, 10:02 PM
Thanks Wikked1, I hope so too. So far in the past 2 days I've eatin 1 bowl of icecream, 1 bowl of soup, a plate of macaroni and a bit of chicken, dressing and gravy. Didn't even get out of bed until 6pm today. I'm so pissed off about this sore throat I want to smash my house just to get out some of the aggression. Feels like I've been stabbed in the back of the throat with a blunt object. :mad:

clvmike19
02-16-2004, 06:11 AM
narrrrrrrrr..........no good :(

wibble
02-17-2004, 08:23 PM
Well there is a glimmer of hope afterall. My throat has been getting a lot better over the past 2 days, the antibiotics must be doing their thing. Its still sore but I can at least eat now. Theres no way I'm taking 2 weeks off from the gym, I'm going insane. I hope to be back on Monday as long as the fever stays away.

pruneman
02-17-2004, 08:50 PM
being sick is no fun...hope you feel better soon

aka23
02-17-2004, 09:36 PM
I don't think I could take two weeks off either. I hope you recover quickly.

wibble
02-17-2004, 09:56 PM
Thanks guys! :D

clvmike19
02-17-2004, 10:06 PM
:indian:

This is the magic Indian.....he kills mono........in return for gin/whiskey...send the gin/whiskey to me.

wibble
02-17-2004, 10:09 PM
I think it'd work better if I gave the indian the gin/whiskey. He might give me some magical herbs in return. Besides, your liver needs a break. :D

clvmike19
02-17-2004, 10:14 PM
I pwnd the Indian.....pay up....or become cursed with more mono!!!! *thunder/lightening*

wibble
02-17-2004, 10:18 PM
I'll give you Two! Two bottles of Jack Daniel's! AH AH AH! *thunder/lightning* :D

cphafner
02-18-2004, 08:15 AM
dman man, mono blows. Get better wibble.

wibble
02-18-2004, 10:03 AM
Thanks cphafner, appreciate it! :)

Alke
02-18-2004, 07:23 PM
get better wibble.......

wibble
02-18-2004, 07:38 PM
Thanks Kenn, getting better everyday now. My throat is almost back to normal and the glands in my neck aren't swelled up like balloons anymore. Its good to be on the mend. :)

Alke
02-18-2004, 07:40 PM
I had mono once,I forgot all about the neck glands being swollen. I just remember being tired a lot.

wibble
02-18-2004, 07:41 PM
I never got the tiredness...although I have slept a lot the past couple days. But then again, sitting around being lazy makes me want to sleep...

Quick mofo on the reply you is! :)

Alke
02-18-2004, 07:49 PM
I am sitting at school waiting for the bus to go home so I can eat :D

clvmike19
02-18-2004, 09:46 PM
Where is the gin??

Tanqueray?!

Hell Ill settle for Beefeater!.....bring now

Or face the Injun :indian:

wibble
02-19-2004, 07:43 AM
Here is gin. Take and go back to hole from where came frum. Drunkey.

clvmike19
02-19-2004, 12:12 PM
*cowers back into hole*

BE HEALED!!!!!!!!

:indian:

Bruteman
02-20-2004, 11:43 PM
Mono, d@mn! Hope you can get back at it soon dude. Rest up.

Wikked1
02-23-2004, 02:12 PM
Draws pentagram on the floor....lights a few candles....and will sacrifice a chicken for dinner tonight ....get well soon dude! Evil Mono be gone!!!

wibble
02-23-2004, 03:36 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

8x140lbs [+1 rep]
8x140lbs [+2 reps]

Incline DB Press

8x50lbs
8x50lbs [+4 reps]

Weighted Dips

8x30lbs
5x30lbs [+1 rep]

DB Curls

7x35lbs
4x35lbs

Hammer Curls

6x30lbs
4x30lbs

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

6x30lbs
6x30lbs

Weighted Crunches

12x73lbs
10x73lbs [+1 rep]

Pulldown Crunches

8x120lbs [+5lbs]
8x120lbs [+5lbs]


Well, I got back to the gym today after taking last week off on advice from the doctor. He told me to take 2 weeks off but I couldn't handle it. It was good to be back, although my gains weren't great. I'm glad I progressed in my Chest exercises somewhat, but my Biceps really lagged. I had trouble handling the weight I used last time and had to take it down a notch. This is probably due to starting a new job today. I put together and deliver furniture, unload freight, etc. My arms were a little tired from doing that today. I hope it doesn't interfere with my gains in the future.

On a side note, I had a little accident with the 73lb dumbbells on my Weighted Crunches. :p I put the dumbbell up on the decline ab bench...well ok, sort of dropped it on the decline ab bench and it put a hole in the cushioning. Oops. Then it fell off and landed on the decline part and put a hole in the cushioning there too. Oops again. Nothing serious though I guess. Better the equipment than my body. :)

Speaking of which, thanks to everyone for the get well wishes, and thanks for having my journal waiting for me on the first page Wikked1, I didn't even have to go digging for it. :D

clvmike19
02-23-2004, 09:10 PM
Way to get back and fight off the mono! pwnd.

Next time dont goto the gym drunk........I tried that once and almost drop the BB on my face for bench. Stupid afterwork Screwdrivers :D

wibble
02-23-2004, 09:28 PM
Don't go to the gym drunk?! Thats crazy talk. Booze is my secret supplement. It not only makes me feel sexy, but it makes me stronger too! ;)

clvmike19
02-23-2004, 09:30 PM
SECKSAY!

I prefer a continuous IV flow of gin into my veins. FEEL THE POWER!

wibble
02-24-2004, 03:43 PM
*feels the power of teh Mike*

pruneman
02-24-2004, 03:47 PM
nice looking session...good to see that red

wibble
02-24-2004, 03:55 PM
Day 2 - Legs

Squats

8x185lbs [+15lbs]
8x185lbs [+15lbs]

Hack Squats

8x195lbs [+20lbs]
8x195lbs [+20lbs]

Lying Leg Curls

8x105lbs
7x105lbs

I can't seem to gain in this exercise even though I gain on my SLDLs. Its been the same for weeks. Maybe I should replace it with something else.

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

8x165lbs [+5lbs]
8x165lbs [+5lbs]

Seated Calve Raises

15x180kg [+10kg]
15x180kg [+10kg]

Standing Calve Raises

8x105kg [+7.5kg]
8x105kg [+7.5kg]


I decided to try to push myself hard today after missing last week. I went to the gym feeling a little sick in the stomach as it was, but after doing the Squats and the Hack Squats it really started to hit. I was about to pack it up after the Leg Curls and was putting my stuff in my gym bag when I saw my papers and thought it sure would suck to cut this day short after the gains I've made. I took a break for 10 minutes or so and my stomach settled a little and I managed to finish. I had the bucket I was gonna puke in all scouted out and everything. Glad I didn't need it. :) I'm supposed to deliver furniture tomorrow if theres any orders...I hope there isn't because I have a feeling walking is going to be tough. Let alone walking with furniture, possibly up some stairs. :redface:

wibble
02-24-2004, 03:55 PM
nice looking session...good to see that red

Thank ya sir! :)

aka23
02-24-2004, 08:25 PM
Nice session. Those are amazing improvements on the squats and hack squats. I also made slower gains on leg curls than on other leg exercises during most of the past year. I think trying some alternatives is a good idea. You could also try modifying many other aspects of your training such as frequency, volume, or intensity.

clvmike19
02-24-2004, 09:19 PM
Good leg day man.....squat till you puke next time.

In fact puke on the largest guy in there. Then yell...."I OWN YOU!"

Beast
02-24-2004, 10:02 PM
Fantastic gains, man. Maybe try adding weight and dropping reps on the leg curls, or vice versa? Keep up the good work!

wibble
02-25-2004, 10:57 AM
aka23:
Thanks! I think eventually I will change my routine up. I'm going to stick with this one until I get back to where I was last year I think, then I might try something different all together.

clvmike19:
LOL yeah that'd be great! :) I hate that sick feeling man. I'll do anything and everything to avoid it. Puking isn't so bad, its the 5 or 10 minutes of complete grossness that you get before it happens that sucks. Yuck.

NDBeast:
Thanks man! I think I'm going to have to try something like that...maybe I'll try higher weight and fewer reps for awhile and see if it helps. If not, then maybe I'll switch to Seated Leg Curls or something.

clvmike19
02-25-2004, 09:58 PM
May I suggest the Champion Nutrition Gainer from www.dpsnutrition.com Its worked pretty well for me and itll get you 930cals per shake with Milk.

wibble
02-25-2004, 10:33 PM
I'm already taking N-Large2 postworkout...thats 600cals in water, then I eat a meal about 30 minutes after that. I don't want to take it any other time during the day because of all the high GI carbs. But then again I guess it wouldn't really matter. I could eat buckets of lard and not gain weight.

Stephen Riddington
02-26-2004, 12:21 AM
Instead of water, mix your N-large-2 with milk. That can make you bloated in no time. :)

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 06:01 AM
Are you getting enough protein? Eat some tuna, beef, chicken, pork. I manage to fit all 4 in each day usually.

wibble
02-26-2004, 10:43 AM
Instead of water, mix your N-large-2 with milk. That can make you bloated in no time. :)

That would be a good idea if I was going to take it before bed or something, but because of the high GI carbs it would be better with water postworkout for faster absorbtion. Thanks for dropping by. :)



Are you getting enough protein? Eat some tuna, beef, chicken, pork. I manage to fit all 4 in each day usually.

I should be Mike, in the morning I have 2 scoops of why in milk, so thats about 51g protein, I eat roast beef sandwiches, chicken strips and chocolate milk throughout the day, another 52g of protein PWO in my N-Large2, a meat meal about 30mins later for supper, something else a couple hours later, and then another 51g protein with my meal before bed...so I should be getting plenty. It must all workout to 160-180g...

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 10:50 AM
you probably need more....shoot for 200+. Might seem like youre eating enough but really arent. I had this problem around 155-158. I just basically doubled everything and ate till I couldnt....it worked.

Stephen Riddington
02-26-2004, 10:53 AM
Well, Mikey is lucky enough to work in a place where he could eat a lot of food for cheap. Dammit, where the hell do you work, Mikey??? I need to know what magic beef you been eating to get to 170lbs

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 11:01 AM
I work at my uncles restraunt. I just eat chicken there and some pizza....I guess that helps lol.

wibble
02-26-2004, 11:04 AM
I'm not sure of the breakdowns, but I've definitely been eating 4000cals the past couple days...been counting the cals in the portions I eat. :)

Alke
02-26-2004, 11:14 AM
I dont thnk you need more protein wibble, your making gains in strength at a rapid pace which would seem to me your getting enough protein.

I would increase your complex carbs, and eat more rice, potatoes, beans, oatmeal and grape nut cereal. These are food I didnt eat when I was younger and proabably would have made a world of difference in my weight lifting.

wibble
02-26-2004, 11:19 AM
Something is going to have to change...I guess I'll have to experiment or something. Sigh.

chops
02-26-2004, 11:25 AM
hey wibble, i'm passing thru

:spam:

i would listen to the moose because he's got nice guns :O)

Alke
02-26-2004, 11:25 AM
do you drink milk at all? I drink almost 3 gallons a week myself right now.

I would mix your protein shakes and weightgainers with the milk. You have good reasons for mixing them with water, but your body type might be better suited to getting more milk, I know mine is and I have noticed a big difference as soon as I upped my milk and dairy (yogurt, cottage cheese) products.....

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 11:38 AM
Yeah I go through about 2 gallons a week myself. I drink it only at night though. I used in my shakes and I drink it regular too. My stomach cant handle it during the day.

wibble
02-26-2004, 11:50 AM
Hey chops! Thanks for coming by! :)

I drink 1% milk with 2 scoops of whey in the morning with breakfast and before I go to bed at night with another breakfast. I drink chocolate milk with dinner and supper and with my meal during the night (the one before my nighttime breakfast). I can't drink white milk without whey because I'm not a big fan of the taste.

wibble
02-26-2004, 03:36 PM
Day 3 - Back

Weighted Pullups

7x22.5lbs [+7.5lbs]
6x22.5lbs [+7.5lbs]

Bentover BB Row

8x115lbs
8x115lbs [+2 reps]

Deadlifts

6x250lbs [+10lbs]
8x250lbs [+2 reps][+10lbs]

Shrugs

12x175 [+10lbs]
12x185 [+20lbs]

aka23
02-26-2004, 04:49 PM
Nice session. You are making excellent progress.

It sounds like you are getting plenty of protein. I do not think that lack of protein is limiting your gains and/or contributing to your high metabolic rate. If anything, the opposite might be more true. The study "Gluttony and thermogenesis revisited" by Stock (http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/ijo/journal/v23/n11/abs/0801108a.html&dynoptions=doi1077838854 ) found the fastest rate of growth at ~15% of calories as protein. Less than that this amount was not adequate to build muscle, and more than this amount increased thermogenisis due to the TEF of protein (TEF of protein is higher than carbs or fat), so that more calories were required. I would not recommend eating this few calories as protein, but I doubt that you would run into any problems as long as you are consuming more than 1g/lb of protein, and a typical amount of the protein is being used as energy (more might occur when consuming too few carbs or eating whey on an empty stomach). More information about this topic can be found in the thread at http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=13;t=23

Stephen Riddington
02-26-2004, 06:27 PM
I work at my uncles restraunt. I just eat chicken there and some pizza....I guess that helps lol.

Bah, I lose. :(

wibble
02-26-2004, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the compliment and the great info aka! :)

wibble
02-26-2004, 09:04 PM
My diet sucked today...I only got in about 3100-3200cals. I had trouble eating all day. I slept in and didn't eat breakfast until around 1:30. I tried eating a sandwich at around 3 but wasn't hungry at all. I managed to finish half and that was it. I almost threw up a few times trying to eat the second half. I worked out around 5 until 6, came home and had my N-Large2...I cooked some chicken fingers around 7:30 and I did feel hungry, but as soon as I put the food in my mouth I felt sick. I only managed to eat a couple of them. I hope tomorrow is better. I'm going to try to get up early and eat so my meals are more spread out.

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 09:05 PM
Wibble.....nice back work mang. Teh Deads look strong. I should start those again. Keep up the strong work, mono aint slowin your ass down! w00t.....

wibble
02-26-2004, 09:15 PM
Thanks Mike! Too bad my BO Row is almost as bad as my Bench though. :p

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 09:19 PM
I started at 115 too.......its tough to begin with. Youll move up. You must believe!

I think we need to start a new WBBSA......VP Wibble take roll.

wibble
02-26-2004, 09:27 PM
Hahaha yeah...although at 170 I don't think you're allowed to be the president anymore. :D

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 09:38 PM
Sure I can.....Im still skinny. Ill resign at 190!

wibble
02-26-2004, 09:55 PM
Patience wibble...one day you'll be the president...one day...muhaha.

wibble
02-26-2004, 09:55 PM
I mean hopefully I'll grow out of the WBBSA. :strong:

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 10:00 PM
*watches his back*

I feel a coup de' etat coming here........

wibble
02-26-2004, 10:06 PM
:ninja:

You need to get MSN. Basically we always end up having conversations here in journal land around this time every night. :)

And is it just me, or are these smilies not animated anymore?

clvmike19
02-26-2004, 10:13 PM
Ill dload it....:indian: My sn will be the same as on here.

Now its time for bed.....the gainer stuff always gives me some cool dreams.

wibble
02-27-2004, 04:00 PM
Day 4 - Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

Seated Military Press

8x115lbs [+10lbs]
6x115lbs [+10lbs]

DB Row

8x67lbs [+7lbs]
8x67lbs [+7lbs]

Lateral Raises

10x30lbs [+2 reps]
8x30lbs

I wanted to stick in the 6-8 rep range with these but I think the 35s would be a bit heavy right now. I decided I'd try to work my way up to them by doing more reps with the 30s.

Close Grip Bench Press

8x130lbs [+5lbs]
6x135lbs [+10lbs]

Cable Pulldowns

8x30kg [+5kg]
8x30kg [+5kg]

Skullcrushers

6x80lbs [+2.5lbs]
6x72.5lbs

Weighted Crunches

12x73lbs
12x73lbs [+2 reps]

Pulldown Crunches

8x125lbs [+5lbs]
8x125lbs [+5lbs]

The gym was packed today. I was waiting on the 1 EZ Bar for about 30 minutes so I could do my Skullcrushers. I got tired of waiting and went ahead and did my Cable Pulldowns which I usually use to finish off my Triceps, and then did my first set of Skullcrushers with a BB. I can't say I liked it too much. After I finished my first set, the EZ Bar became available so I did a set with that but decided to go lighter where I did my Cable Pulldowns first. I don't know if I would have gained in my Cable Pulldowns if I had did them last like I would have liked.

pruneman
02-27-2004, 07:43 PM
nice looking session bro

Bruteman
02-27-2004, 08:59 PM
Nice Mili's there pruneman!

wibble
02-27-2004, 09:36 PM
nice looking session bro

Thanks pruneman! :)



Nice Mili's there pruneman!

I'm teh wibble! :bash:

Bruteman
02-27-2004, 09:41 PM
DOH!

I'm teh meathead! Sorry bro', must've seen the p-man's avatar and lost track.

*runs and hides in shame*

wibble
02-27-2004, 09:44 PM
Hahaha no problem dude. :D

aka23
02-27-2004, 11:48 PM
Nice session. I am surprised that you were patient enough to wait a half hour for the EZ bar. I would have switched to a barbell or a substitute exercise long before then.

clvmike19
02-27-2004, 11:54 PM
i wouldah hit him tieht ez bar.........BOMOM!

Saint Patrick
02-28-2004, 12:21 AM
Nice work on the skulls and CGBP

wibble
02-28-2004, 06:38 AM
Nice session. I am surprised that you were patient enough to wait a half hour for the EZ bar. I would have switched to a barbell or a substitute exercise long before then.

Thanks aka! If theres one thing I don't like its having to alter my routine because of two guys who spent the whole time they were in the gym curling. I haven't even seen them there before, they must only workout of Fridays. :p I finally gave in though and switched it up a little...



i wouldah hit him tieht ez bar.........BOMOM!
LOL you drunken maniac. :) I felt like it though, trust me. I was getting so irritated. The gym is never this packed during the week except for Sundays. People must decide to workout before drinking and after drinking. Both benches were takin up, there were no BB's free, most of the 2 racks of plates were used up and the EZ Bar was takin up. Man. Even when I did find a BB it took forever for me to get the weights I wanted for it.



Nice work on the skulls and CGBP
Thanks Patty! :)

wibble
02-28-2004, 06:42 AM
I stepped on the scale when I got up today and I weighed in at 154lbs. This is the first time in weeks that my weight has been higher than 149-150lbs in the morning. Actually come to think of it, I think this is the heaviest I've been out of any morning that I've weighed in. I hope it sticks but some of it must be water weight...we'll see what happens.

clvmike19
02-28-2004, 10:25 AM
YES!! Good work man.....see it comes in time. 6lbs to 160. Youll hit it in no time.

BTW whats your msn screenname?

Shane
02-28-2004, 10:38 AM
10x30lbs [+2 reps]
8x30lbs
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I wanted to stick in the 6-8 rep range with these but I think the 35s would be a bit heavy right now. I decided I'd try to work my way up to them by doing more reps with the 30s.


If you really want to stick in the rep range but wouldn't be able to if the weight increments are too great then you could try getting some Platemates.

I can't believe those guys took up the EZ-Curl bar for 30 minutes. That's just wrong, especially on a single-joint exercise.

wibble
02-28-2004, 04:09 PM
YES!! Good work man.....see it comes in time. 6lbs to 160. Youll hit it in no time.

BTW whats your msn screenname?

Thanks Mike, I hope it keeps up. So far the 154 has stuck...if it lasts till tomorrow I'll call it official.

I think you have to add me by my email with MSN. Its ronnie_alexander@hotmail.com. My nickname is Mr_Boggles. :)



If you really want to stick in the rep range but wouldn't be able to if the weight increments are too great then you could try getting some Platemates.

I can't believe those guys took up the EZ-Curl bar for 30 minutes. That's just wrong, especially on a single-joint exercise.

Yeah it was horrible man. Bastards. As for the Laterals, I think I'll be moving to the 35s soon anyway, the 30s are feeling lighter.

mixta
02-29-2004, 01:53 AM
Hey Wibble! :hello: Nice workouts, I agree with the others about the EZ bar, 30 minutes is just too long!

wibble
02-29-2004, 10:04 AM
Thanks mixta! :)

I weighed in this morning at 152-153lbs, so I guess I'm finally starting to gain. Its about time, and if it takes 4000cals for 1lb/week then so be it. I can do that. Maybe I can hit my goal of 160 by the end of April instead of the end of May. :)

Wikked1
03-01-2004, 06:34 AM
nice looking workout wibble.........If you want to stick to a set range but desire more weight .....try strip sets.......35 for 4 then 30 for 4 or more......you'll get there!

Coke
03-01-2004, 08:46 AM
...I stayed at the same weight for about 4 months before I started gaining a pound here and there, so don't even worry about it - you are doing fine bro, just keep consistent with the sessions.

wibble
03-01-2004, 09:29 AM
nice looking workout wibble.........If you want to stick to a set range but desire more weight .....try strip sets.......35 for 4 then 30 for 4 or more......you'll get there!

Thanks Wikked1 and good idea, I'll give that a try. :)



...I stayed at the same weight for about 4 months before I starting gaining a pound here and there, so don't even worry about it - you are doing fine bro, just keep consistent with the sessions.

Thanks for the support CoCoa! :)

wibble
03-01-2004, 04:49 PM
Day 1 - Chest/Biceps/Abs

Flat BB Bench Press

8x145lbs [+5lbs]
8x150lbs [+10lbs]

Incline DB Press

8x56lbs [+6lbs]
8x56lbs [+6lbs]

Weighted Dips

8x35lbs [+5lbs]
8x35lbs [+3 reps][+5lbs]

DB Curls

6x40lbs [+5lbs]
8x40lbs [+2 reps][+5lbs]

Hammer Curls

8x35lbs [+2 reps]
8x35lbs [+3 reps]

Machine Reverse Preacher Curls

6x45lbs [+5lbs]
6x45lbs [+5lbs]

Weighted Crunches

12x80lbs [+7lbs]
10x80lbs [+7lbs]

Pulldown Crunches

8x125lbs
8x125lbs


I had a really good workout today, I was happy to increase in almost all of my sets. I hope this just wasn't one of those "strong days" and that I'll be able to at least use the same weight next week. :p

Stephen Riddington
03-01-2004, 06:44 PM
Nice session. What are weighted crunches?? where you have a plate on your chest, while you're doing crunches???

aka23
03-01-2004, 06:59 PM
Nice session. I am consistently impressed with your rate of progress.

wibble
03-01-2004, 07:18 PM
Nice session. What are weighted crunches?? where you have a plate on your chest, while you're doing crunches???

Thanks Homer! Yup, I get on the decline bench and hold a DB across my chest and do crunches.



Nice session. I am consistently impressed with your rate of progress.

Thanks aka! I'm gaining pretty quickly in some exercises and am almost up to the weight I was using before I stopped working out last year in some cases. Other exercises haven't been increasing as quickly like Dips for example. I'm pretty sure that by the time I was up to 150lbs on my Bench last time I was dipping at least +50 if not more. I'm guessing that it took me a lot longer to get to 150lbs on my Bench last time though so that probably accounts for the weight difference. On the other hand, other exercises, mainly Ab exercises have surpassed the weight I used last year. As long as the gains keep coming I'll be happy. :)

clvmike19
03-01-2004, 09:23 PM
More eat yes now!

Shane
03-02-2004, 01:21 AM
Stick with it man. The dips will come back to where they used to be.

Wikked1
03-02-2004, 06:46 AM
Nice consistent progress........way to go dude!

cphafner
03-02-2004, 07:27 AM
Nice workout man. Great progress!

Coke
03-02-2004, 08:33 AM
Making some good bumps in the weights...looks like you are clearly on the rise 4-sho bro!

Exnor
03-02-2004, 11:02 AM
Good gains!

Having the scales confirm your progress for me is such a motivator. What is your short term goal if I may ask?

wibble
03-02-2004, 11:17 AM
Thanks guys! I appreciated all the compliments. :D

Hey Exnor, thanks for stopping in! :) I agree, I was so psyched when I finally got over 150lbs. My short term goal is to get to 160lbs. I set the deadline for May 31st, but the way things are going I might get there sooner than that. :thumbup:

clvmike19
03-02-2004, 11:23 AM
Youll own 160 in no time.......just in time for summer and teh wimmens :D

wibble
03-02-2004, 11:25 AM
Hahah yeah I hope so. I'll still have to keep packin on teh weight though! :D

Exnor
03-02-2004, 12:22 PM
Nice. Cause and effect. You going to get to 160 real soon if you got the motivation. You dont need my luck, but good luck anyway :)

wibble
03-02-2004, 12:48 PM
Thanks Exnor! :)

wibble
03-02-2004, 03:12 PM
Day 2 - Legs

Squats

8x190lbs [+5lbs]
8x190lbs [+5lbs]


Well this "workout" was a waste. My lower back was bothering me today. I was hunched over at work putting together chairs for a pretty long time and I guess that made my lower back weak. I didn't notice it until I did my first set of Squats, and after my second set my back felt like I just did 2 sets of Deadlifts. I started putting my weights back and even doing that made my back tighten up a lot. I decided to skip the rest of the workout because I didn't want to make it any worse and I would have had to carry a lot of plates around to various places in the gym. I figure with some rest it'll be ok for Thursdays Back Day.

aka23
03-02-2004, 06:16 PM
I have been having lower back problems during some of my workouts as well. If such problems continue, there may be other exercises you can do besides squats that place little stress on your lower back. For example lying leg curls, leg extensions, and seated calf raises would probably place minimal stress on the lower back. Leg presses and sled hack squats stress the quads in a similar way to squats, with less emphasis on the lower back. I hope you feel better before Thursday.

wibble
03-02-2004, 07:11 PM
Thanks aka! I was thinking of doing my lying leg curls and calf raises but I figured there wasn't much point. I was too disappointed that I couldn't manage my 2 other compound lifts. I might go over tomorrow and give the rest of my workout a try depending how my back feels. I'd be really mad though if I couldn't do my back exercises Thursday, especially deadlifts.

rookiebldr
03-02-2004, 07:38 PM
Wibble, hope that back feels better.



and.... :spam:

wibble
03-02-2004, 08:19 PM
Thanks rookiebldr! :hello:

wibble
03-03-2004, 03:39 PM
Day 2 - Legs (Continued from 03-02-04)

Hack Squats

8x205lbs [+10lbs]
8x205lbs [+10lbs]

Lying Leg Curls

8x110lbs [+5lbs]
8x110lbs [+1 rep][+5lbs]

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

8x175lbs [+10lbs]
8x175lbs [+10lbs]

Seated Calve Raises

15x190kg [+10kg]
15x190kg [+10kg]

Standing Calve Raises

8x112.5kg [+7.5kg]
8x112.5kg [+7.5kg]


I finally moved up in Lying Leg Curls. Man I hate those. This was supposed to be my rest day, but I wanted to finish the rest of my workout from yesterday. I'm supposed to have my back day tomorrow, but I'm thinking of taking a rest day instead. I have to work 3-9 tomorrow so I'll miss my usual workout time, and I might have a few deliveries. I'm not sure if I want to go to the gym before work...if I do have some deliveries I'd rather not be beat out when I'm bringing furniture into someone else's home and my back will be pretty sore after the deadlifts. I won't have any deliveries on Friday however, so maybe I'll do my back then and my shoulders/triceps/abs on Saturday.

Beast
03-03-2004, 04:22 PM
Congrats on finally killing the leg curls. :thumbup: We all have to go through sticking points all the time. And they suck!

Do you work for FedEx or something? Or are these "deliveries" part of some other hobby... ;)

wibble
03-03-2004, 05:10 PM
Thanks Beast! I've said too much already... ;) Nah I work at a department store so I get to deliver all kinds of fun things, like tables, couches, tvs, table saws, etc. :D

aka23
03-03-2004, 06:17 PM
Nice session. I have never heard of someone doing seated calve raises with that much weight (418lb/190kg is more than nine 45lb plates). Are you using a plate-loaded machine like the one in the picture at http://www.e-weightloss-fitness.com/calf_exercises/weightloss_diet_1980.JPG ?

wibble
03-03-2004, 07:17 PM
Oh god no. I think that would be insane. The machine I do them on is more of a leg press machine I guess. It has two foot pedals and a stack of weights. The pedals are also tilted so that when you sit in the seat with your legs out (In leg press position) your feet are at an angle. In order to do the seated calf raises on this machine, I press the weight up using the top half of my foot, then lower it until my feet are perpendicular to the ground and repeat.

chops
03-03-2004, 08:03 PM
*high five*

congrats on the leg curls!

wibble
03-03-2004, 08:07 PM
Thanks chops! Nice avatar! ;)

clvmike19
03-03-2004, 09:05 PM
Nice leg day man.....mono doesnt slow teh wibble down.

mixta
03-04-2004, 03:29 AM
Excellent leg workout Wibble!

pruneman
03-04-2004, 06:33 AM
nice looking leg day wibble. how do you like those hacks? i've never really tried them and i've been thinking of adding them every once in a while

Alke
03-04-2004, 09:08 AM
awesome workout, hack squats is teh sh!t

Wikked1
03-04-2004, 09:16 AM
Good job wibble......excellent leg day and lotsa red. :thumbup:

wibble
03-04-2004, 10:14 AM
Thanks a lot for all the compliments guys! :D


nice looking leg day wibble. how do you like those hacks? i've never really tried them and i've been thinking of adding them every once in a while

I love hacks pruneman, I find they kill my Quads. They're one of those exercises that are fun to do, but by the time I usually hit 6 I want to quit, but then again I also want to try for 8. :) They can burn like a mother****er. :D

Stephen Riddington
03-04-2004, 02:16 PM
Do you do them free-weights or the Smith machine??? I figure the Smith machine will help you with the hacks better, in regards to form and etc.

BTW: Impressive leg day.

wibble
03-04-2004, 06:11 PM
Do you do them free-weights or the Smith machine??? I figure the Smith machine will help you with the hacks better, in regards to form and etc.

BTW: Impressive leg day.

Thanks Homer! I do my hacks with a BB. I used to do them on the Smith when I first started but I prefer them with a bar now.

clvmike19
03-04-2004, 08:53 PM
teh Wibble=teh Huge

wibble
03-04-2004, 08:57 PM
teh wibble = teh wishes. :D

clvmike19
03-04-2004, 09:00 PM
soon enough carib00

wibble
03-05-2004, 01:02 PM
Day 3 - Back

Weighted Pullups

8x22.5lbs [+1 rep]
8x22.5lbs [+2 reps]

Bentover BB Row

8x120lbs [+5lbs]
8x120lbs [+5lbs]

These felt easier today. I tried adjusting my form a little and felt more of a burn around my shoulder blades.

Deadlifts

8x255lbs [+2 reps][+5lbs]
8x255lbs [+5lbs]

Shrugs

12x185 [+10lbs]
12x185

clvmike19
03-05-2004, 01:11 PM
Deadlifts=teh str0ng

cphafner
03-05-2004, 01:36 PM
Killer deads wibble. Keep it up man!

Exnor
03-05-2004, 04:58 PM
Your progress is astounding, keep it up!

Alke
03-05-2004, 05:28 PM
nice back session, you read that thread on form on rows right?

I discovered I cant do bent over rows and deads on the same day, too much stress on the lower back. I didnt want to take a chance blowing out, you might wanna think about doing bent over rows on a different day yourself, not that you have to, just a suggestion.


Looking good, you be rowing plates soon enough!!!!

Bruteman
03-05-2004, 09:53 PM
Boy, you keep giving me props for all the red. It looks like someone got stabbed up in here with all the red rolling around! Nice job!

clvmike19
03-05-2004, 11:47 PM
dead ;fit eqia; mppps///....

wibble tis teh pip,mp1

wibble
03-06-2004, 12:39 AM
Deadlifts=teh str0ng


dead ;fit eqia; mppps///....

wibble tis teh pip,mp1

Thanks Mike! :)

*takes out drunk speak decoder ring*

deadlift equals...uhh. I can't decode that last bit. :)

Mike = teh pimp!



Killer deads wibble. Keep it up man!

Thanks mang! :thumbup:



Your progress is astounding, keep it up!

Thanks Exnor! I hope it keeps up! :)



I discovered I cant do bent over rows and deads on the same day, too much stress on the lower back. I didnt want to take a chance blowing out, you might wanna think about doing bent over rows on a different day yourself, not that you have to, just a suggestion.

I don't have that problem as of yet Kenn, but I know what you're talking about...on my first set I felt some pressure in my lower back. The weight I'm using for my rows really isn't heavy enough to bother me that much right now, but its something I might want to think about in the future. Thanks for the advice. :)



Boy, you keep giving me props for all the red. It looks like someone got stabbed up in here with all the red rolling around! Nice job!

LOL thanks Bruteman! :)

mixta
03-06-2004, 01:56 AM
Nice Workout Wibble, good progress! :)

wibble
03-06-2004, 08:48 AM
Thanks mixta! :)

wibble
03-06-2004, 04:36 PM
Day 4 - Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

Seated Military Press

6x120lbs [+5lbs]
6x120lbs [+5lbs]

DB Row

8x73lbs [+6lbs]
8x73lbs [+6lbs]

Lateral Raises

8x35lbs [+5lbs]
6x35lbs [+5lbs]

I was forced to try the 35lb dumbbells today, one of the 30lb dumbbells went missing.

Close Grip Bench Press

8x135lbs [+5lbs]
8x135lbs [+2 reps]

Skullcrushers

8x82.5 [+5lbs]
8x82.5 [+5lbs]

Got my EZ Bar without any trouble today. :)

Cable Pulldowns

8x30kg
8x30kg

Weighted Crunches

12x73lbs

I messed up my weighted crunches today. I accidently took a 73lb dumbbell instead of an 80 and had my first set complete before I noticed. I didn't want to take the 80 and try to get one or two sets with that, so I just skipped my second set. It was just as well, I usually work Abs on Friday and have 2 days to recover before I work them again Monday. I'll try to make gains in these when Monday comes.

Pulldown Crunches

8x125
8x125

Since my weighted crunches got messed up, I decided to stick with the same weight here as last week. I didn't want to move up in weight just to find that I couldn't do it after a harder workout next time.

clvmike19
03-06-2004, 04:55 PM
Nice millies there teh Wibble.....the strenght is returning. Very good.

Bruteman
03-06-2004, 11:05 PM
Your gym has some of the oddest weights for DB's. Did they make them themselves or is there a company out there that actually makes these things?

wibble
03-07-2004, 09:07 AM
LOL yeah, its pretty weird. Once you start getting to the higher ones they make leaps in weight by as much as 7lbs and then even off to 80, 90 and 100 I think. I think the dumbbells might have been made by my Uncle, he owns most of the equipment in the gym. All the dumbbell handles are welded and stuff too, so they're definatly homemade.