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Chubrock
03-28-2004, 07:12 PM
Alright guys, it's now or never. Allow myself to introduce....myself. I'm Andrew, I'm 17 5'11 165lbs. About a year ago, maybe a lil more, I was 5'10 240lbs. I've lost quite a bit of weight, but I lost a lot of muscle along with it. About two months ago I decided to join the gym. I started lifting, and about a month and a half ago I decided I wanted to bulk. Now I have decided that I am not happy with my bodyfat levels, though they have never been measured, so I am going to go on my first cut. I'm tired of having this layer of flab, and I'm more determined than ever to see my abs. I don't believe I've ever seen em' but this will soon change. I'm going to try and get some pictures, but I make no guarantees. Wish me good luck guys.

Dedicated
03-28-2004, 07:15 PM
Goodluck with your cut!:)

Chubrock
03-28-2004, 07:52 PM
Thank ya Dedicated. I'll need the motivation.

rookiebldr
03-28-2004, 09:45 PM
I dare say, this is your second cut. Going from 240 to 165 is very impressive. Awesome work dude. Good luck on this cut.

Chubrock
03-29-2004, 06:54 AM
Thank ya rookiebldr. I went about losin weight the first time all wrong, and I'm going to try and do it right this time.


First Meal- Oatmeal, 2 eggs, handful of grapes, glass of milk
Second Meal- Natural Peanut Butter, Two Slices of Bread, Should eat more but didn't bring enough to school
Third Meal- Did bad on this but it was either this or nothing, Nachos w/ lettuce and cheese, pears
Fourth Meal- Balance Bar and Raisans(sp?)
Fifth and Sixth Meal- PB, 1 slice of bread, 6in Turkey and Ham Sub double meat, glass of milk

Calculated Totals:
Calories: Roughly 2000
Protein: Roughly 120grams
Carbs: Roughly 170grams
Fat: Roughly 75grams

I say roughly on these because it is hard for me to calculate an exact total on some of the foods I don't cook myself. I know my protein level is WAY low. I haven't received my order of Nitrean yet, so when I do my protein should go up a good bit. My carb levels are pretty high, but I am physically active A LOT during the day, all of which I have no choice over. Everyday in gym we end up playing about 45min of full court basketball and then another 15min is spent shooting around. I also play tennis, so I usually play at least 2hrs of tennis everyday. Fat levels could come down too.

Workout Today: Chest/Shoulders

Chest:
Dumbell Press: 1 x 6 50lbs
2 x 6 55lbs
Bench Press: 3 x 6 115lbs (easily did these, gonna have to move up next time)

Pause Bench: 1 x 6 115lbs
1 x 5 120lbs
1 x 4 120lbs
Dumbell Fly: 3 x 6 25lbs

Pulley Crossover: 1 x 6 40lbs
2 x 6 50lbs

Shoulders:

Pulley Extensions: 3 x 6 40lbs
Front Raises: 3 x 6 30lbs
Lateral Raises: 3 x 6 20lbs
Shrugs(machine weight): 3 x 8 300lbs



After the workout I had a Tennis Match. We won. Number 1 in the conference now.

Quote of the day: "We were born for battle, without vision we will die"-Beloved

Chubrock
03-29-2004, 06:09 PM
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Dedicated
03-29-2004, 06:31 PM
Make sure you get plenty of healthy fats. I would buy some fish oil and supplement with that. Personally I like the liquid kind instead of the pills.

Coincidently I am also cutting, but I am 180lbs and I am not as active as you, so it will be interesting to see how your cut goes. I use www.fitday.com to track my calories, at first you might have to add several custom foods but once you get it going it's extremely easy.

Chubrock
03-30-2004, 05:28 PM
FOOD

Meal 1- Oatmeal, leftover hamburger steak
Meal 2- Peanut Butter Sandwhich, Banana
Meal 3- Spaghetti, Corn, Veggie sticks, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Meal 4- 6in Roasted Chicken sub, double meat
Meal 5- Peanut Butter Sandwhich, Milk

Totals:

Calories-2200
Protein- 120grams
Carbs- 120grams
Fats- 65grams

Calories were pretty good today. Protein levels are still low, but my protein powder hasn't come in yet. Carbs are high compared to most people, but I'm pretty active throughout the day. Need to get some better fats.

No Workout Today

I don't really know if a cut is what I should be doing. I'm at 161.5lbs which for my height seems pretty low. The thing is, my bodyfat is still pretty high, and I'm concerned with it getting really high. What do ya'll think I should do?

Quote of the Day: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."- Thomas Edison

Dedicated
03-30-2004, 05:48 PM
Maybe post some pictures and people can give advice.

Chubrock
03-30-2004, 06:04 PM
It's going to be hard for me to get ahold of a digital camera to take some pics, but I'll try my best. By looking at a couple of other peoples pics and their BF percentages, I'd have to say I'm somewhere around 16%, maybe a little less.

Chubrock
03-31-2004, 06:16 PM
I'll post my food and all that once I finish eating tonight.



Workout: Back/Forearms/Abs
Dumbell One Arm Rows: 45lbs x 6
50lbs x 6
55lbs x 6
Seated Iso-Lateral Rows: 90lbs each side x 6
115lbs each side x 6
115lbs each side x 5
Wide Grip Pulldow: 120lbs x 6
130lbs x 6
130lbs x 5
T-Bar Rows(first time doing this, seemed kinda odd): 45lbs x 6
70lbs x 6
70lbs x 6
Seated Cable Row: 140lbs x 6
140lbs x 6
140lbs x 5


Straight Bar Wrist Curls: 65lbs x 10
65lbs x 10

Bench Wrist Curls: 20lbs x 10
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 10


Corsican Situps: 25lbs x 10
25lbs x 10
25lbs x 10

Swiss Ball: 2 sets x 10 to the left
2 x 10 to the right
2 x 10 to the center

Partner Toss: 2 sets x 10


Felt really good after this workout. Could actually feel myself working my back. Abs felt nice and tight. Stayed about an hour and 15 minutes.

Chubrock
03-31-2004, 07:48 PM
Food:

Meal 1: 2 Hard Boiled Eggs, 4 slices of bacon, Grapes, Orange Juice
Meal 2: PB Sandwhich, Balance Bar
Meal 3: Soup, Sandwhich, Salad, Milk
Meal 4: Protein Shake
Meal 5: Grilled Salmon, Baked Beans

Totals: According to Fitday

Calories: 2538
Protein: 188grams
Carbs- 238grams
Fat- 100grams

My calories were kinda high today, as well as my carb levels. I'm not worried too much about the carb level as I lifted today and had a tennis match. I needed the energy. Fats are still high. I need to get those down to a better number. Got my Nitrean in today!!! Only had time for one mixture. Glad I can finally get some good protein into my diet.

Quote of the Day: "You just shot an unarmed man"......"He shoulda armed himself"-(Unforgiven)

Chubrock
04-02-2004, 06:50 AM
Couldn't get on yesterday for some reason so all that I'm typing is for yesterday.


Food:

Meal 1- Oatmeal, little bit of Salmon, Glass of Nitrean and Milk

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Banana

Meal 3- Hamburger Steak, Rice, Green Beans, Salad, Milk

Meal 4- Salmon

Meal 5- 2 chicken breasts, corn

Totals:

Calories:2407
Protein- 235grams
Carbs- 209grams
Fat- 72grams

Totals looked pretty good today. I think I'm going to cut out maybe another 200 calories from my diet though. I may also back off the protein just a little bit, not much though. Carbs were good for today but fat could come from a better place.

Quote of the Day: "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, for he that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"- Shakespeare

Chubrock
04-02-2004, 09:45 PM
Food:


Meal 1: Oatmeal, Nitrean, Milk, Grapes

Meal 2: Balance Bar, Banana

Meal 3: Chicken Salad, Salad, Peas

Meal 4: Chicken Breast with Mushrooms

Meal 5: Turkey Sandwhich, Wheat Bread, Cheese


Totals:

Calories-2163
Protein-169grams
Carbs-215grams
Fat-73grams


Today just didn't feel like a good day food wise. Carbs could have been slightly lower and the protein up. The fats still need to come down. Overall calories I liked though.


Workout: Biceps/Triceps/Abs


Triceps:

Pushdowns- 1 x 6 130lbs
2 x 6 120lbs
2 x 6 120lbs
Close grip bench(first time doing this)-
1 x 6 75lbs
2 x 6 95lbs

Skullcrushers-Curlbar
3 x 6 25's on the side

Skullcrushers Incline Dumbell-
3 x 6 20lbs


Biceps:

"21" Curls-
3 sets with 10,5, and 2.5 lbs weights

Preacher style burnout- 15lb weight and 20lb weight
2 sets

Hammer curls with twist-
3 x 6 30lbs

Abs-

Corsican Situps-
3 x 10 35lbs

Swiss Ball-

2 x 10 Left
2 x 10 Right
2 x 10 Middle

Kneeling Cable Trunk Twist-

3 x 10 50lbs



Overall the workout felt good. I was only able to get 1 set on the pushdowns at 130lb when I can usually do 2 sets. Think I'm starting to plateau on the tricep pushdown so I may go away from it for awhile. I'm adding some new tricep stuff. Biceps felt great today. Abs felt good as always.



Quote of the Day: "She look like she fell out the 'I'm gonna suck yo dick tree' and hit every branch on the way down."- Tweeter, Varsity Blues

Chubrock
04-03-2004, 06:23 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Chicken Breast

Meal 3- 2 pieces of hamburger steak(small), rice

Meal 4- Piece of BBQ chicken, baked beans

Meal 5- Piece of BBQ chicken, potato salad

Totals:

Calories- 2228
Protein- 159grams
Carbs- 250grams
Fat- 66grams

Well the last part of the day killed my fairly clean cut. The calories were right, but the type of food I had at my last two meals was crappy. Protein level was a lil low, carbs were high, but I worked out today so I'm not too worried about it. Fats were at a good level, but not the best types of fats.



Workout: Legs

Squats( first time doing these)-
1 x 8 135lbs
1 x 6 175lbs
1 x 4 185lbs

Standing Calf Raises- 3 x 10

Weighted 1 Leg Standing Calf Raises- 3 x 10 BW + 25lbs

Hamstring Pulldowns- 3 x 10 70lbs

Leg Press-
1 x 6- 180lbs
1 x 6- 230lbs
1 x 6- 250lbs
1 x 4- 300lbs



Overall felt pretty good today except for my diet.

Quote of the Day: "She simply will not die, She simply will not die"- Norma Jean

jagleaso
04-04-2004, 09:00 AM
Looks good man, keep it up!

Chubrock
04-06-2004, 06:19 PM
Thanks jagleaso. I've been gone to a convention for the last three days, so I haven't been able to write in my journal. I ate pretty good during the convention but slipped on a couple of meals. I was extremely active the entire time so I don't think it will mess me up too much. Before I left I weighed myself. Over a 5 day period I had lost 2 pounds, so for the entire week I would have probably lost 3lbs. That's way to much, and I thought I was eating too much. Oh well, I'll have to start a larger diet. I'm also going to a full-body 3 times a week workout. I'm gonna see how that goes.

Chubrock
04-07-2004, 07:03 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Roast Beef Sandwhich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Turkey Sandwich, Corn, Applesauce, Pickles, Milk

Meal 4- Nitrean, Water, Sandwich

Meal 5- Medium Sized Chicken breast, Small Chicken breast, Corn


Totals:

Calories-2546
Protein- 240grams
Carbs- 240grams
Fat- 73grams

Calories were pretty good, but it feels like I'm eating soo much food. I'm hoping that my metabolism stays like it is and I keep losing the weight. Overall I felt pretty good with the food levels.


New Workout-Full Body

Squats- 10 reps 135lbs
8 reps 155lbs
6 reps 175lbs
Leg Curls- 10 reps 70lbs
8 reps 80lbs
6 reps 90lbs
Benchpress- 10 reps 105lbs
8 reps 115lbs
6 reps 125lbs
Bent Rows- 10 reps 115lbs
8 reps 125lbs
Shrugs- 10 reps 300lbs
10 reps 350lbs
Lateral Raises- 10 reps 20lbs
8 reps 25lbs

Curls- 8 reps with a 25 on each side of the curl bar

Skullcrushers- 8 reps with two 10s on each side of curl bar


Overall the workout went pretty good. I'm still trying to get my form perfect on my squats. Next lift day I'm going to start out at 115lbs for 10 reps on benchpress. The 25 on each side of the curl bar was a bit much so I'll have to bring that down a bit. Two tens were too easy on the skullcrushers, but still overall a good workout.

Quote of the Day: "Is that you John Wayne, is it me?"-Private Joker, Full Metal Jacket

Chubrock
04-09-2004, 06:22 AM
Didn't get a chance to log on yesterday, so these totals are for 4/8/04.


Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Roast Beef Sandwich, piece of chicken

Meal 3- Chicken Wing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Milk

Meal 4- Half a pack of Peanuts

Meal 5- Steak, Boiled Potatoe, Field Peas

Meal 6- small piece of steak

Totals:

Calories- 2601
Protein- 220grams
Carbs- 199grams
Fat- 103 grams

Overall my meals weren't that bad. My calories went a little high this time, but I did a lot more cardio today than I usually do. Fat was high too. Protein is where I want it at right now.


Workout- Forearms, Calves, Abs

Calves-
Seated Calf Raises- 3 x 10 130lbs

Standing One legged Calf Raises- 1 x 10 for both legs

Forearms-
Bench Wrist Curls- 2 x 10 25lbs

Abs-
Corsican Situps- 3 x 10 35lbs

Swiss Ball- 2 x 10 to both sides and middle


Didn't plan on going to the gym but a friend called and wanted me to go. Figured I might as well work on something. Overall a pretty good day.


Quote of the Day-"I came here to chew gum and kick ass, and I'm all outta gum"- Pulp Fiction

Chubrock
04-09-2004, 11:25 PM
Prom Night Tonight and it's late so this is gonna be short.

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar

Meal 3- Wheat Bread, Turkey, Ham, Lettuce, Pickles, S and P, Mustard

Meal 4- 3 chicken strips

Meal 5- small piece of steak and chicken

Meal 6(somewhat bad meal)- Salad, Steak, Loaded Potatoe


No Totals Tonight



Workout:


Squats- 10 reps 135lbs
8 reps 155lbs
6 reps 175lbs
Leg Curls- 10 reps 80lbs
8 reps 90lbs
6 reps 100lbs
Benchpress- 10 reps 115lbs
8 reps 125lbs
T- Bar Rows- 10 reps 55lbs
8 reps 60lbs
Shrugs- 10 reps 300lbs
10 reps 350lbs
Lateral Raises- 10 reps 20lbs
8 reps 20lbs

Curls- 8 reps with a 2 10's on each side of the curl bar

Skullcrushers- 8 reps with 25's on each side of curl bar



Quote of the Day- "I'm tired as ****"- Me

Canadian Crippler
04-10-2004, 12:01 AM
Lookin good dude! Keep at it!

Chubrock
04-10-2004, 10:10 AM
Thanks Shnoop.

Here are the totals from yesterday -4/9/04
Some of the totals aren't quite exact because we ate at the Squire for dinner so I'm having to guess on the size of somethings.

Totals:

Calories- 2530
Protein- 247grams
Carbs-130grams
Fat- 103grams


Protein was about right, carbs were low, which could explain my slightly lower energy level. Fats were high, but I attribute all that to prom dinner. Overall not that bad.

I'm off to the gym to work on my abnominal area. Later guys.

Chubrock
04-10-2004, 07:30 PM
Prior Warning- My diet was CRAP today

Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit

Meal 3- Mushrooms, Peppers, Tomatoes, Chicken Quisedilla(sp?), Tortilla Chips

Totals-

Calories-2175
Protein- 153grams
Carbs- 190grams
Fat- 90

I'm sure with the style of cooking that there is more fat and calories present. Everything sucked today. Woke up late, missed two meals, and didn't eat that great.

Workout:
Calves-

Seated Calf Raises- 3 x 10 130lbs

Standing One Legged Calf Raises- 3 x 10

Forearms-

Barbell Wrist Curls 3 x 10

Bench Curls 2 x 10

Abs-

Swiss Ball- 2 x 10 to right, left, and front

Cable Trunk Twists- 2 x 10 60lbs

Swiss Ball Russian Twists- 2 x 10

Weighted Reverse Situps- 2 x 10 40lbs

Workout was pretty good.

ryuage
04-10-2004, 07:48 PM
how was the prom

Chubrock
04-11-2004, 08:02 AM
Prom went great ryuage. Took a hot young lady and got to hang out with friends for the evening. Still mad at myself that I screwed my diet up yesterday though. Oh well lol.

On another topic:

My mom works for the school system and just got a digital camera that she brought home. I'm going to take some pictures come Wed. Can anybody tell me how to post them once I get the pics taken?

Chubrock
04-11-2004, 08:09 AM
Forgot the quote of the day for 4/10/04: "The man who follows the crowd will usually find himself no further than the crowd, the man that walks alone is likely to find himself in a place no one has ever been."

ryuage
04-11-2004, 08:21 AM
Prom went great ryuage. Took a hot young lady and got to hang out with friends for the evening. Still mad at myself that I screwed my diet up yesterday though. Oh well lol.

On another topic:

My mom works for the school system and just got a digital camera that she brought home. I'm going to take some pictures come Wed. Can anybody tell me how to post them once I get the pics taken?


when you post just go the advanced optionand you will see something under additional options asking you to manage attatchments just click it and its self explanatory from there. I have somewhat of a similar story as you, I started out real big at about 240 lbs 5'10 my sophmore year in high school and since then my weight has sorta been fluctuating due to not being able to train under abnormal circumstances with my job, just keep at it and Im sure you'll end up where you want to be.

Chubrock
04-11-2004, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the good word ryuage. My weights pretty good right now, it's just "ironing" out the little things from here.

Chubrock
04-11-2004, 06:54 PM
I only prepared a little of my meals today, so I tried to estimate on the high end for everything I ate.

Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Orange Juice HAHA

Meal 3- (Easter Dinner)- Turkey, Ham, Rice, Corn, Sweet Potatoe Casserole, Water

Meal 4- Chicken, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Tea

Totals-

Calories- 2620
Protein- 244grams
Carbs- 270grams
Fats- 63grams


Calories could be either slightly high or slightly low, though I tried to make them on the high side. Needed to eat smaller meals but didn't. Need to cut the calories back slightly.

Ran roughly 2 miles this morning, and then this afternoon rode the bike for about 20 or so minutes.

Overall, not good, but not too too bad.

Quote of the Day: "It's easy to give 100 percent when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but true winners give 100 percent when there is no light at all"

ryuage
04-11-2004, 09:34 PM
hows the fat loss coming at your current calorie intake?

Chubrock
04-12-2004, 06:26 AM
Well ryuage, this is my first week at this calorie level. Last week I was averaging roughly 2100-2200 calories a day, and after only 5 days I had already dropped 2 pounds. I hadn't even made it the entire week and I had already dropped too much. So I've upped my calorie intake to where I'm somewhere around 2500-2600 and I'm hoping this will work out(no pun intended). I haven't had my bf measured before so I couldn't tell ya specifics, but the muscle on my arms especially is starting to become more visible, so I think I'm dropping at least a little bodyfat so far. I'm waiting until Wed. to see what my weight loss is at this calorie intake level.

ryuage
04-12-2004, 07:28 AM
could be water weight for the first couple lbs lost, and the decrease in food intake, but ya see where you go with 2500 calories and adjust from there.

Chubrock
04-12-2004, 08:49 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- 6in Steak and Cheese Sub

Meal 3- Two Small Hamburger Patties

Meal 4- Roast Beef Sandwich

Meal 5- Chicken Dish

Meal 6- Tortilla chips and small hamburger patty

Totals:

Calories- 2317
Protein- 216grams
Carbs- 146grams
Fat- 97grams

Overall the meals weren't that bad, though they could have been cleaner. Protein was pretty good, carbs lower than usual, fat could have been better.

Workout-

Squat-
10 x 145lbs
8 x 165lbs
6 x 185lbs (Personal Best)

Leg Curls-
10 x 80lbs
8 x 90lbs
6 x 100lbs

Benchpress-
10 x 115lbs
8 x 125lbs

T-Bar Row-
10 x 55lbs
8 x 60lbs

Shrugs-
10 x 350lbs
10 x 350lbs

Lateral Raises-
10 x 20lbs
10 x 20lbs

Lower Half Curls-
10 x 2 10's on each side

Upper Half Curls-
10 x 2 10's on each side

Skullcrushers-
10 x 2 10's and a 2.5 on each side
10 x 2 10's and a 2.5 on each side

Also ran 2 miles after the workout.

Overall the workout went pretty good. Bench is getting easier so I'll have to move that up some. Workouts feelin good.

Quote of the Day- "Cowards die many times before their death, the valiant taste of death but once"- Shakespeare

Chubrock
04-13-2004, 08:38 PM
Journal don't disappear on me now!

Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Chicken Breast

Meal 3- Pasta, Salad, Piece of Spinach Pizza

Meal 4- Chicken Breast

Meal 5- Chicken Supremes, Cajun Pintos

Meal 6- Balance Bar, Nitrean, Milk

Totals-

Calories- 2467
Protein- 199grams
Carbs- 255grams
Fat- 70grams

Overall it wasn't a bad day food wise. Couldn't have eaten a little better, but overall it was pretty good.

NEW WORKOUT

CORE Performance developed by Mark Verstegen

Tuesday (Week 1)

Movement Prep-

Hip Crossover 1 x 8 each leg
Calf Stretch 1 x 8 each leg
Hand Walk 1 x 4
Forward Lunge/Forearm-to-instep 1 x 4 each leg
Backward Lunge with a Twist 1 x 4 each leg
Lateral Lunge 1 x 4 each leg
Sumo Squat to Stand 1 x 8

Swiss Ball-

Lateral Roll 1 x 8 each side
Russian Twist 1 x 8 each side
Plate Crunch 1 x 8
Lying Opposites 1 x 8 each side
Reverse Crunch 1 x 8
Bridging 1x 8
Hip Crossover 1 x 8 each side

12 minutes ESD 1

This workout is great. Felt muscle I didn't even know I had. I'm ready for Friday. It's the first strength workout day. I'll let everybody here know how this unfolds over the next 12 weeks.

Quote of the Day- "Fortune favors the brave"

Chubrock
04-14-2004, 07:25 AM
Pics for everybody:

The first two pics are during my sophmore year and into my junior year(I'm a senior now). At that time I was 240lbs.

Chubrock
04-14-2004, 07:54 AM
These next pictures are of today, 4-14-04. At this time I weigh 159lbs and have no idea of my body fat percentage. It would be great if somebody could help me out with that. Any guesses? Oh yea, that is grey hair lol.

Relentless
04-14-2004, 08:46 AM
nice work on the cutting, chubrock -- excellent transformation and you're still going!

I'd take a wild stab and say 14%? for bf in those more recent pics?

it's hard to say though because you've got so much loose skin, it looks like... once your skin finishes tightening up over the new, leaner, you it will be a lot easier to judge.

JustinF
04-14-2004, 09:10 AM
Great job man!! I agree with Cal, once the loose skin tightens up you'll be much happier with your results. Keep doing what you're doing!!

Chubrock
04-14-2004, 09:14 AM
I do have a lot of loose skin, mostly around my abdomen area. Hopefully as I put on some muscle I'll tighten back up. The skin around my shoulder areas is great but right around my midsection is the trouble spot. My dads a doctor and has a plastic surgeon working for him, so if the skin doesn't tighten up after awhile I'm going to see if there's anything she can do about it. Thanks for the good word though Callahan.

Chubrock
04-14-2004, 09:15 AM
Thanks Justin man, when I responded to Callahan I didn't see your response. My fault.

JTyrell710
04-14-2004, 02:56 PM
great work there man, but can i just say that you were the sexiest fat man i have ever seen-(completely straight i swear i am) but cmon those shades? imagine how much you drive the ladies crazy now. that being said- thats a great transformation and indeed loose skin but that will get better, and there's one thing you can help to make it get better: get muscles. Now that you've gotten skinny, you need to get big!

Chubrock
04-14-2004, 04:57 PM
HAHAHA thanks for the great words JTyrell, that's great to hear lol. I'm really wanting to get the abs to appear but this loose skin really pisses me off. Should I just go ahead and bite the bullet and try and bulk up about 10-15 pounds and try to put on mostly muscle. Should I see if my skin tightens up around it, and then try to cut the extra weight off, or what? Can ya'll give me some suggestions?

Canadian Crippler
04-14-2004, 05:02 PM
For DB presses, are you doing that weight in one hand, or is it the total?

Good job with the weight loss bro, thats impressive. Good luck with all this now!

Chubrock
04-14-2004, 05:15 PM
The DB Press weight is per hand. So the 2 x 6 55lbs means a 55lbs dumbbell per hand.

Chubrock
04-14-2004, 10:31 PM
Alright after a week at 2500 calorie avg, I lost a total of 3 pounds which is too much. I think from here on out I'm going to weigh every day and take an average at the end of the week. I upped the calories today, way too much towards the end of the day though.

Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Steak and Cheese Sub, Double meat

Meal 4- Turkey Sandwich, Orange Juice

Meal 5- Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes

Meal 6- Two chicken tacos, salsa and chips

Totals-

Calories- 3244
Protein- 198grams
Carbs- 318grams
Fat- 136grams

Well up until my last two meals, I was doing a good job. Then my mom brought home some food and I ate that, and then later I went to a friend's and we all sat around watchin a movie. The salsa during the movie threw me overboard big time, along with the chips. All the totals today are horrible, nothing good about them except maybe the protein. I must do better tommorow. Oh well nothings perfect.

Workout-

Movement Prep-

Hip Crossover 1 x 8 each leg
Calf Stretch 1 x 8 each leg
Hand Walk 1 x 4
Forward Lunge/Forearm-to-instep 1 x 4 each leg
Backward Lunge with a Twist 1 x 4 each leg
Lateral Lunge 1 x 4 each leg
Sumo Squat to Stand 1 x 8

Regeneration-

Assisted Calf Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Assisted Hamstring Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Assisted Glute Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Assisted Adductor Pull 1 x 8 both legs

After that I played tennis for about 30 minutes. Overall at the end of the day, everything wasn't as good as it should have been. It will def. be better tommorow.

Quote of the Day- "Breakfast has been cancelled, due to lack of...hustle"- Heavyweights

JustinF
04-15-2004, 05:18 AM
I would think it's the chips moreso than the salsa. High carbs and sodium in the chips.... Only thing in the salsa would be the high sodium, but I wouldn't worry about that too much.

Nice looking session, keep up the hard work.

Chubrock
04-15-2004, 07:30 AM
One note on the salsa, its a homemade salsa and not just a veggie one. Its got a bunch of other crap in it too. But anyway, this question isn't just for Justin but for everybody. Dad thinks that because of the loose skin, I should go on a bulk and try and build as much muscle up as possible. His reasoning is that while I'm on this cut, I'm slowly losing muscle, and my skin is losing stuff to hold on to. He thinks the skin will tighten up faster if I throw on some poundage, in muscle of course. What do ya'll think?

J_C
04-15-2004, 01:30 PM
Great Job man your trasformation is terrific ... keep at it

Chubrock
04-15-2004, 03:26 PM
Thank ya JC. Anybody have any suggestions on the bulk idea?

Chubrock
04-15-2004, 08:31 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Oatmeal, Milk

Meal 2- Chicken Tenders, Canjun Pintos, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit

Meal 3- 6in Turkey and Ham Double Meat

Meal 4- Chicken Breast, Potatoes

Meal 5- Balance Bar, Milk

Well so much for starting the bulk today. All my meals were off timing by a lot, and I didn't eat near enough. Oh well, I'll get it all together tommorow. It's gonna be a big adjustment eating that much more food a day though.

Calories- 2419
Protein- 196grams
Carbs- 242grams
Fats- 75grams

Fats could have been lower, and calories need to be way on up there.


Workout-

Floor/PB T 1 x 8
Floor/PB W 1 x 8
Floor/PB L 1 x 8
PB Pushup Plus 1 x 8
PB Reach, Roll, and Lift 1 x 8
Glute Bridge 1 x 8
Side Lying Ad/Abduction 1 x 8 both sides
Pillar Bridge Front 1 x 20 seconds
Pillar Bridge Side right and left 1 x 15 seconds both sides


10minutes HIIT 30 seconds on 30 seconds off


Overall the workout felt good and so did the HIIT.


Quote of the Day- "I'm Perkisizing"- Heavyweights

Chubrock
04-16-2004, 08:35 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Natty PB sandwich

Meal 2- Chicken Breast, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Steak and Cheese Double Meat

Meal 4- Chicken Breast, Spanish Rice

Meal 5- Natty PB Sandwich, Milk

Meal 6- Salad, Low Fat Honey Mustard, Baked Potato

Totals-

Calories- 2939
Protein- 234grams
Carbs- 264grams
Fats- 101grams


Overall, this is probably the best I've eatin in awhile. My only complaints about this meal are the fat levels, and that comes primarily from the Natty PB and the Sub. I'll get the fats down tommorow.


Workout-

Squats-
145lbs x 10
165lbs x 8
185lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
80lbs x 10
90lbs x 8
100lbs x 6

Bench Press-
120lbs x 10
130lbs x 8

Wide Grip Bent Rows-
95lbs x 10
115lbs x 8

Shrugs-
50lb Dumbbells x 10
50lb Dumbbells x 10

Lateral Raises-
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 8

Bicep Curls-
Two 10's on each side x 8
Two 10's on each side x 8

Skull Crushers-
Two 10's on each side x 10
25's on each side x 8

I've decided to do my full body workout on Mon, Wed, Fri and on Tue, Thru, Sat, I will do the Movement Prep, Prehab, and Regeneration portion of the CORE workout, along with 10minutes HIIT. I liked the workout today, and I know that I can def. make gains in these workouts.

Quote of the Day: "Lo, there do I see my father
Lo, there do I see my mother and my sisters
and my brothers
Lo, there do I see the line of my people back
to the beginning
Lo, they do call to me
They bid me take place among them
in the Halls of Valhalla
Where the brave may live forever..."- Viking Prayer

ReturnedFire
04-16-2004, 08:44 PM
nice work on the squats :thumbup:

i recommend BB shrugs if you haven't tried them yet. i find them better overall than DB shrugs.

keep it up dude :) i saw the before and after pics, and much props :thumbup:

Chubrock
04-17-2004, 07:05 AM
Thank ya Jotosuds. Yea I normally do the BB shrugs, but for some reason I just grabbed the dumbbells, probably cuz' they were closest to me.

ryuage
04-17-2004, 08:13 AM
so i take it you are trying to bulk up now?

Chubrock
04-17-2004, 10:57 AM
Haha yep ryuage. Originally I had planned on cutting, but as you saw from some of the pics I still have some loose skin, so until that tightens up, it's not going to do many any good to keep cutting smaller and smaller. I'll try and keep a pretty clean bulk going and once I put on some good weight and muscle, and as soon as my skin begins to tighten up some more, I'm going to go back on a cut.

Chubrock
04-17-2004, 08:44 PM
Today was my cheat day. It's been nearly 20days since I've had a designated cheat day. Some of my meals over the last 20 days haven't been that great, but today was the first day I actually tried to eat what I wanted. AHHH the joys of fat and sweets.

Food:

Meal 1- Cinnamon Roll, Cajun Filet Biscuit, two hash rounds

Meal 2- Chicken Taco, Cheesy Gordita Crunch

Meal 3- Pack of Peanut M&Ms, 4 mini pb cups

Meal 4- Chips, salsa, Refried Beans, mixture of steak, shrip, chicken

Meal 5- Smart Choice Cheesecake, Milk


Totals-

Calories- 3183
Protein- 163grams
Carbs- 294grams
Fat- 152grams

AHHH YES!!! I love the taste of sweet and fatty stuff. Too bad the next cheat day won't be for more than a week. Oh well, I'll enjoy it while I can.


Workout-


Movement Prep-

Hip Crossover 1 x 8 each leg
Calf Stretch 1 x 8 each leg
Hand Walk 1 x 4
Forward Lunge/Forearm-to-instep 1 x 4 each leg
Backward Lunge with a Twist 1 x 4 each leg
Lateral Lunge 1 x 4 each leg
Sumo Squat to Stand 1 x 8

Regeneration-

Assisted Calf Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Assisted Hamstring Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Assisted Glute Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Assisted Adductor Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Assisted Quad Pull 1 x 8 both legs
Quad Circles 1 x 8 both legs
Shoulder Stretch 1 x 8 both arms


Floor/PB T 1 x 8
Floor/PB W 1 x 8
Floor/PB L 1 x 8
PB Pushup Plus 1 x 8
PB Reach, Roll, and Lift 1 x 8
Glute Bridge 1 x 8
Side Lying Ad/Abduction 1 x 8 both sides
Pillar Bridge Front 1 x 20 seconds
Pillar Bridge Side right and left 1 x 15 seconds both sides


10minutes HIIT 30 seconds on 30 seconds off

Quote of the Day- "It's all right, cuz it's all white"- Chris Rock

Chubrock
04-17-2004, 09:07 PM
Decided to put my goals in writing, and I will continue to put them in everyday I post.

Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF

Saint Patrick
04-17-2004, 11:24 PM
That's a nice cheat day there Chub.

g/l with your goals, they're totally achievable.

Chubrock
04-18-2004, 06:47 AM
AHH yes. Patty has arrived! :bow: Really though, thanks for the encouragement. I would like to reach my final goal faster, but I want to keep everything realistic, and allow myself enough time to reach my goals.

Chubrock
04-18-2004, 07:38 PM
Food

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, One Egg, 1 slice of Bacon, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Meal 3- Cube Steak and Gravy, Lima Beans, Rice

Meal 4- Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Meal 5- 3 stuffed mushrooms, Nitrean, Milk


Totals-

Calories- 3157
Protein- 257grams
Carbs- 358grams
Fat- 78grams


Overall I didn't eat that bad. Pretty good foods throughout the day. Carbs were pretty high today, but I stayed fairly active. Fats could be slightly lower. Overall though I'm fairly pleased.


Played about 75minutes of tennis today which caused me to burn about 500calories. I could have eaten a little more, but its late and I don't really feel like it. I think I'm really gonna have to strive for about 4000calories a day, because of all the athletics I'm involved in.



Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF



Quote of the Day- "The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!"- Led Zeppelin

Chubrock
04-19-2004, 08:03 PM
Weight- 161.5lbs

Food:

Meal 1- Nitrea, Milk, Oatmeal, 2 slices of bacon

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Turkey Sandwich

Meal 3- Chicken Sandwich, Applesauce, Corn, Chocolate Milk

Meal 4- water, Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Two Chicken Tacos, Gordita Crunch

Meal 6- Salmon, Corn, Nitrean, Milk

Totals-

Calories- 3142
Protein- 248grams
Carbs- 317grams
Fat- 98grams


Well I know the Taco Bell is bad, but we were on the way back from our Tennis Match. I had already missed one meal because of the match, and I figured since I'm bulking it would be better for me to go ahead and eat this, than end up WAY under my daily calorie total. Because of the amount of sports I do per day, I'm shooting for 3800 calories. I was still 6XX short, but I don't believe I could force myself to eat anymore. I'm about to pop. The fats could have been lower, but thats mainly because of the Taco Bell. Carbs were extremely high, but I needed them. I ended up having the match from about 3:45 to about 7:00. That's a ****load of tennis. Granted I wasn't playing that whole time, but I was still out in the sun. I also lifted today and threw the football. Diets not that bad, and I know that I'm doing the right thing by bulking, but I'm just scared I'll end up like I was. I know I won't let myself do that, but it still worries me some.



Workout:

Squats-
145lbs x 10
165lbs x 8
185lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
80lbs x 10
90lbs x 8
100lbs x 6

Benchpress-
120lbs x 10
130lbs x 8

T-Bar Row-
55lbs x 10
60lbs x 8

Shrugs-(Barbell Free Weights)
185lbs x 10
185lbs x 10

Cable Bicep Curls-
50lbs x 10
60lbs x 8

Cable Tricep Extensions-
120lbs x 10
120lbs x 8

I didn't do any lateral raises because my shoulder is killing me. I really liked the Barbell Shrugs though.

Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF


Quote of the Day- "He got his jaw broke cuz he was still talkin' when the fight broke out"-Unknown

Chubrock
04-20-2004, 08:30 PM
Weight- 162lbs

Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Turkey Sandwich

Meal 3- Hotdog, Baked Beans, Pineapple, Chocolate Milk

Meal 4- Protein Bar, 2 Bananas

Meal 5- Spicy Chik Filet

Meal 6- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat

Meal 7- Nitrean, Milk, Pork chop, 2 glass of orange juice


Totals-

Calories- 3567
Protein- 263grams
Carbs- 409grams
Fat- 95grams

Overall, it was a pretty good day food wise. Calories were up there a little more, protein was excellent. Fats could have been down some more, and carbs along with them. I'm not that worried about the carbs, because of my activity level throughout the day. Does anybody think I'll have a problem with my carbs bein' that high?


Workout- CORE

Movement Prep-

Hip Crossover 1 x 10 each leg
Calf Stretch 1 x 10 each leg
Hand Walk 1 x 5
Forward Lunge/Forearm-to-instep 1 x 5 each leg
Backward Lunge with a Twist 1 x 5 each leg
Lateral Lunge 1 x 5 each leg
Sumo Squat to Stand 1 x 10

Regeneration-

Assisted Calf Pull 1 x 10 both legs
Assisted Hamstring Pull 1 x 10 both legs
Assisted Glute Pull 1 x 10 both legs
Assisted Adductor Pull 1 x 10 both legs
Assisted Quad Pull 1 x 10 both legs
Quad Circles 1 x 10 both legs
Shoulder Stretch 1 x 10 both arms
Tricep Stretch 1 x 10 both arms

I also played about 20 minutes of basketball, and 45 minutes of touch football. I then played 2hrs of tennis at practice this afternoon.


Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF


Quote of the Day- "Texas...only steers and queers come from Texas"- R. Lee Emry

Chubrock
04-21-2004, 07:42 PM
Weight- 163lbs

Gonna cut my calories back just a little bit.

Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Ham Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Beef a Roni, Chicken Nuggets, Peaches, Raisans, Chocolate Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar, 2 Bananas

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat

Meal 6- Pork Chop, OJ, Nitrean, Milk, 1/2 Smart Choice PB Pie


Totals-

Calories- 3211
Protein- 259grams
Carbs- 352grams
Fat- 83grams

Well, overall, I think today's totals are right where I want them to be. I decided to keep my calories around 3300 instead of 3800. Fats were pretty good, as well as carbs and protein.

Workout- Full Body

Squats-
145lbs x 10
165lbs x 8
185lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
80lbs x 10
90lbs x 8
100lbs x 6

Dumbbell Press (weight is each hand)-
50lbs x 10
50lbs x 8

Dumbell 1 Arm Rows (weight per hand)-
50lbs x 10
55lbs x 8

Shrugs (Barbell)-
185lbs x 10
185lbs x 10

Lateral Raises-
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 8

Bicep Cable Curls-
50lbs x 10
60lbs x 8

Tricep Pushdown-
120lbs x 10
120lbs 8


Also had played a lil basketball and football today. Had a tennis match after school. Won both my singles and doubles.

Overall the workout was pretty good. I def. know I'll move up on squats and leg curls on Friday. I think next Mon. I'm going to move up on my bench, and try 135lbs x 8. Hopefully I'll get it. Bicep and Tricep lifts will also go up on Fri.


Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF


Quote of the Day- "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."-
Confucius

Chubrock
04-22-2004, 07:30 PM
Weight-163.5lbs


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal, 2 Strips of Bacon

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Ham Sandwich

Meal 3- Two Jr. Roast Beef Sandwichs, Small Oatmeal Cookie

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Baked Lays, OJ

Meal 6- Chicken Breast, Yellow Rice, Nitrean, Milk, Banana


Totals-

Calories- 3292
Protein- 277grams
Carbs- 342grams
Fat- 87grams

Overall the meals weren't that bad. Fats could have been slightly lower, but other than that I'm happy.

No workout today. I worked the Special Olympics today, and stayed out in the sun all day long. I'm pretty dag on tired right now.

Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF


Quote of the Day- "Ms. Davis.... Will you go to Prom with me?"- Billy Bob

JustinF
04-23-2004, 06:12 AM
Sorry, been away for a while....kinda late responding. In theory a bulk would help you out, but I believe that the skin just needs time to tighten up, not neccesarily that you need to have more "bulk" under it. It really comes down to what you feel better doing, either way you've had great progress and will continue to I'm sure. Keep it up.

Chubrock
04-23-2004, 01:46 PM
Thanks JustinF. I think I'm going to continue bulking. There's no use in bein a skinny lil bitch once the skin tightens. I might as well have some muscle under there. My weight everyday seems to suggest I'm bulking way to fast, but the totals I was using fit right in with height, weight, and amount of physical activity I have in a day. I don't know if I'm seeing water flucuations on the scales or not. Right now I've dropped my calories down a little to see how that goes.

JustinF
04-23-2004, 02:39 PM
Don't weigh yourself every day. Pick one day per week, and be consistent with the time of day. (first thing Sunday morning, naked, etc.) You will get a much better picture of what is going on and how your body is responding and you can adjust your diet accordingly.

ryuage
04-23-2004, 03:49 PM
:withstupi

if I weighed myself everyday I'd be + or - 5 lbs at any given time mostly due to hydration and food in my stomach :)

Chubrock
04-23-2004, 09:37 PM
I was doing that to begin with, but I switched to everyday. I'll switch back. One question though, what if when I weigh, I'm like +5 lbs, and I know there's no way that should happen? Do I just chalk it up to water, and wait until the following week to weigh again, or what?

Chubrock
04-23-2004, 10:00 PM
Weight- 164lbs


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrea, Milk, Oatmeal(see any pattern here...)

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Ham Sandwich

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast Sub, Double Meat

Meal 4- Turkey/Ham Sub, Non Fat Ice Cream

Meal 5- Chicken Breast, OJ

Meal 6- Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes

Meal 7- Non Fat Ice Cream


Totals-

Calories-2948
Protein- 218grams
Carbs- 348grams
Fat- 75grams


Overall pretty good. Some foods could have been better, but saturated fats were pretty low. Calories could have been slightly higher today, as well as protein.



Workout- Full Body (Personal Bests out to side)

Squats-

150lbs x 10 (+5lbs)
170lbs x 8 (+5lbs)
195lbs x 6 (+10lbs)

Leg Curls-

90lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
100lbs x 8 (+2 reps)
110lbs x 6 (+10lbs)

Benchpress-

120lbs x 10
135lbs x 8 (+5lbs)

T-Bar Row-

60lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
65lbs x 8 (+5lbs)

Shrugs-Machine + Free Weights

370lbs x 10 (+20lbs)
370lbs x 10 (+20lbs)

No Lateral Raises because my shoulder is killing me for some reason.

Bicep Cable Curls-

60lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
70lbs x 8 (+10lbs)

Tricep Pressdown-

120lbs x 10
130lbs x 8 (+10lbs)


Overall this workout was GREAT. Made personal bests in all my lifts. I'm especially happy with my squat and bench. I feel like I may have been able to get 10 reps on 135lbs, but without a spotter, I didn't wanna chance it. I can't wait until I'm using 225lbs x 6 in my squat workout, that'll be great. I think my sore shoulder is coming from throwing the football, which is such an unnatural movement for me. I'll have to stop doing that. I also played about 45min. - 1hr. of basketball tonight.


Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF

Quote of the Day- "But, I am paid to make girls panic while I sing"

Chubrock
04-24-2004, 09:32 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Oatmeal, Milk, 2 really small sausage balls, Balance Bar

Meal 2- 2 Lean Hamburgers no cheese, 98% Fat Free Baked Beans, half a serving of tortilla chips and salsa

Meal 3- Low fat Chocolate Eclair homemade graham cracker cake

Meal 4- Turkey/Ham Sub Double Meat, Fat Free Chips, Fat Free Fudge Bar

Meal 5- Porkchop, half a serving of tortilla chips and salsa

Meal 6- Tuna Sandwich, Lite Mayo, Banana


Totals-

Calories- 3000
Protein- 206grams
Carbs- 325grams
Fat- 85grams

Today, I relaxed my diet some. I know that I don't keep a super clean diet or anything, but I allowed myself to eat some things I like, as long as I kept them in moderation. I also tried to keep my totals where they usually are.


No Workout today. I put up fence most of the day and ended up getting too much sun. Later this evening I played about an hour and a half of basketball.



Starting Weight(4/17/04)- 160lbs, BF %-Unknown

Goal 1- 8/25/04 (My 18th B-day)- Bulk to 175lbs

Goal 2- 8/25/04 - 11/1/04 (maybe quicker)- Cut to 170lbs

Goal 3- 11/1/04 - 4/01/05- Slow bulk to 190lbs

Goal 4- 4/1/05 - 6/01/05- Cut to 185lbs hopefully close to 9% BF


Quote of the Day-"It is you and your crew, against me... and the revolution"- Chapelle Show

ryuage
04-25-2004, 06:38 AM
I was doing that to begin with, but I switched to everyday. I'll switch back. One question though, what if when I weigh, I'm like +5 lbs, and I know there's no way that should happen? Do I just chalk it up to water, and wait until the following week to weigh again, or what?

sorry didnt get back to you earlier... yah it's most likely a hydration issue etc... I myself am probably gonna go and do a once a month weigh in and just go by how I feel and look in the mirror to gauge progress.

Chubrock
04-25-2004, 07:02 AM
No problem ryuage, thanks for the answer. So I guess the new question is, how will I know I'm really at 175lbs and not like 171 and 4lbs of water, any ideas?

Chubrock
04-25-2004, 06:49 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal, 2 slices of bacon

Meal 2- Roast Beef Sandwich, 1/2 serving of tostitos, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, Corn, Baked Beans, Yellow Rice

Meal 4- Chicken Breast, Baked Beans

Meal 5- Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Meal 6- Nitrean, Milk, 1/2 Serving of Tostitos, Pineapple


Totals-

Calories- 2770
Protein- 249grams
Carbs- 271grams
Fat- 75grams


Calories are low, and I have time to eat more, but I am soo full right now. I don't think I'll eat anything else tonight. The totals actually look pretty good except for the calories.


I'm going to call my diet a "healthy bulk." Not super clean like some people with all the fish oil caplets and all that, but it's not a bulk where I eat McD's everyday and all this fatty stuff. My totals end up good for the day, and I usually stay below the recommended daily value for saturated fats. I think on Sat. I'll start having a "relaxed healthy day." I won't pig out on everything I see, but I'll allow myself to eat some tasty things, as loong as my totals still end up good for the day.


No workout but I played some tennis this afternoon. I'm so ready to hit the gym tommorow.


Quote of the Day-"Only easy day was yesterday"- United States Navy Seals

Chubrock
04-26-2004, 08:19 PM
Weight as of 4/26/04- 163.5lbs


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Roast Beef Sandwich

Meal 3- Small piece of meatloaf, chicken nuggets, mashed potatos, milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast Double Meat

Meal 6- Turkey Sandwich, Nitrean, Milk, Non Fat Ice Cream, OJ


Totals-

Calories- 3102
Protein- 244grams
Carbs- 382grams
Fat- 70grams


Food today was fairly good, not that bad. Totals were good, though carbs could have been slightly lower. I like the level of fat today.


Workout- Full Body

Squats-

150lbs x 10
170lbs x 8
195lbs x 6

Leg Curls-

90lbs x 10
100lbs x 8
110lbs x 6

Dumbbell Press(each hand)
50lbs x 10
50lbs x 8

T-Bar Row-

60lbs x 10
65lbs x 8

Shrugs- Barbell
185lbs x 10
185lbs x 10


Lateral Raises-
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 8

Bicep Cable Curls-

60lbs x 10
70lbs x 8

Tricep Pressdown-

120lbs x 10
130lbs x 8


Was supposed to have a tennis match today, so I didn't get to lift till' this evening. Match got cancelled. So many people in the gym at night. Don't like it. Lifts felt solid though.


Quote of the Day-"Let the bodies hit the floor"- Drowning Pool

JustinF
04-27-2004, 05:49 AM
Nice work bro. I think you're thinking too much about the weight. You should let the mirror be the judge, and not worry about how much actual weight vs water weight you have.

Diet and sessions are looking on point. Keep it up!

Chubrock
04-27-2004, 07:00 AM
Thank ya JustinF. Yea I probably am worrying too much about weight, but I guess since this is my first actual bulk, I'm trying to get everything exact. You're right though, I should let the mirror be my guide.

Chubrock
04-27-2004, 08:29 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Oatmeal, Milk

Meal 2- Roast Beef Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Hotdog, Field Peas, Salad, Milk

Meal 4- Raisans, Balance Bar

Meal 5- Chicken Tacos, Cheesy Gordita Crunch, OJ


Totals-

Calories- 2756
Protein- 154grams
Carbs- 316grams
Fat- 98grams


Diet sucked today. It started out fairly good, but didn't have a good source of protein for lunch, and then I had an away tennis match tonight. We ate on the way back, and by the time we stopped to get something to eat I was starving. It was either eat something unhealthy or just not get anything the rest of the night. Protein was low as hell, fat was high, but one day won't make or break me.

On a side note, we won the tennis match. We're the Conference Champs for the second year in a row.


No Workout


Quote of the Day- "Come along little brother, it is about to begin"- 13th Warrior

JustinF
04-28-2004, 06:04 AM
mmmmmmmmmm cheesy Gordita!! *runs to Taco Bell*

'grats on the tennis stuff!!

Chubrock
04-28-2004, 06:11 AM
HAHA, yea JustinF, those gorditas are quite tasty, but so much fat. I gotta make sure I only eat em' when I absolutely must.

Chubrock
04-28-2004, 06:46 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Roast Beef Sandwich

Meal 3- Chicken Sandwich, Pears, Veggie Sticks, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar, Raisans

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Fat Free Chips

Meal 6- Salmon, Salad w/dressing, Baked Potato


Totals-

Calories- 3192 but prob should be 100-200 higher(couldn't find the vegetable stick totals)
Protein- 208grams
Carbs- 397grams
Fat- 93grams


Well I had a great start to the day. Misjudged the totals on some of the stuff I ate, and thought I would end on a great note totals wise. Didn't know honey mustard dressing had some much damn fat and carbs and didn't realize raisans had so many carbs. Fat as well as calories were higher than I wanted them to be. Now I know some important info. though so this is a learning experience.



Workout- Full Body

Squats-
150lbs x 10
170lbs x 8
195lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
90lbs x 10
100lbs x 8
110lbs x 6

Benchpress-
125lbs x 10
135lbs x 8

Pullups x 6

Dumbbell Rows-
55lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
55lbs x 8

Shrugs-(Dumbbell)
60lbs x 10 each side
60lbs x 10 each side

Lateral Raises-
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 10

Cable Curls-
60lbs x 10
70lbs x 8

Tricep Extensions-
120lbs x 10
130lbs x 8


Well, I got in the gym and I was so pumped up. Once I started lifting though, it just didn't seem like I had it today. Everything went up fine, but I just didn't have the explosiveness. I wanted to move up in a bunch of lifts Friday, but I don't see that happening, and I don't wanna move too early. Triceps and Bicep lifts may go up though and I might move up slightly on squat.


Played about 2hrs of tennis today, so maybe that will balance out my extra fat and calories today.


Quote of the Day- "It's gettin' hard, to pick myself up off the ground this time"- Beloved

Chubrock
04-29-2004, 08:22 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Spaghetti, Applesauce, Raisans, Milk

Meal 4- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Raisans

Meal 5- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Salad

Meal 6- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Totals-

Calories- 2936
Protein- 233grams
Carbs- 375grams
Fat- 55grams



Totals were pretty good today. Fat was pretty low but I guess that comes from all the grilled chicken I ate. Liked the totals though.

No Workout


Quote of the Day-"Tell them that I realize that everyone who lives will someday die and die alone"-Brand New

Chubrock
04-30-2004, 09:03 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 3- Chicken Sandwich, lil Mayo, Green Peas, Raisans, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Chicken Quisedilla, Spanish Rice

Meal 6- Salmon, OJ, Smart Choice Weight Watchers Fudge Brownie, Milk



Totals-

Calories- 3280
Protein- 255grams
Carbs- 358grams
Fat- 90grams

Diet wasn't bad today. I thought that I didn't have near enough calories so I ate some stuff I didn't actually need. If I had been tracking my calories earlier, I would have realized I didn't need the Milk or the Weight Watchers thing. Oh well, totals were pretty good anyhow.


Workout- Full Body


Squats-
150lbs x 10
170lbsx 8
200lbs x 6 (+5lbs)

Leg Curls-
90lbs x 10
100lbs x 8
110lbs x 6

Benchpress-
125lbs x 10
135lbs x 10 (+2 reps)

T-Bar Rows-
60lbs x 10(+5lbs)
70lbs x 8(+5lbs)

Shrugs (Dumbbells)-
60lbs each hand x 10
60lbs each hand x 10

Dumbbell Shoulder Press-
35lbs each hand x 10
40lbs each hand x 8

Cable Curls-
70lbs x 10(+2 reps)
80lbs x 8(+10lbs)

Tricep Extensions-
120lbs x 10
130lbs x 8


Overall the workout went great. I went into the gym thinking I wasn't going to be able to move up in anything, but I guess I was wrong. Once I started lifting, everything seemed to fall in place. I'm especially proud of getting 135 for 10 reps after I had done 125 for 10. I actually think I could have gotten some more on the squat but that will have to wait till' next Monday. Overall it was a great day.


Quote of the Day-"Get something between ya legs besides a slit"-Coach Thornton

ryuage
05-01-2004, 09:11 AM
everythings looking good chub, keep up the good work

Chubrock
05-01-2004, 10:51 AM
Thanks ryuage. I've got my "relaxed healthy diet" today so I'm going to enjoy some stuff this afternoon. I'm so pumped up, I just wanna get back into the weightroom.

Chubrock
05-01-2004, 10:47 PM
All this information is for 5/1/04


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 3- Balance Bar

Meal 4- Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato Salad

Meal 5- Salmon, OJ

Meal 6- Chicken Supremes, Biscuit, Mashed Potatoes


Totals-

Calories- 2265
Protein- 153grams
Carbs- 223grams
Fat- 81grams


Overall not a great day lol. Everything low except for fat, which was high. Oh well.


No Workout


Quote of the Day-"Be Tough Be a Horse"

ryuage
05-02-2004, 07:26 AM
you need to eat more then that if you want to gain :)

Chubrock
05-02-2004, 07:39 AM
Yeah ryuage, I do need to eat quite a bit more than that. I usually take in 3000 or a little more but yesterday was an off day. I woke up late, my fridge wasn't stocked up like I thought, and then I had to attend my sister's dance recital. It seemed like all my meals were screwed up. I'll just have to make sure I eat enough today. On another note, I'm friggin ready to get back in the gym. I just wanna be liftin somethin' instead of sittin' around. Tommorow will be a good day, I can feel it.

Chubrock
05-02-2004, 08:01 AM
Gonna post some updates from when I started the Full Body Workout. My first day on it was 4/07. All these gains come over a 3.5 week period.

4/07 5/02

Squats: 175lbs x 6 200lbs x 6 25lb gain
Leg Curls: 90lbs x 6 110lbs x 6 20lb gain
Benchpress: 115lbs x 10 135lbs x 10 20lb gain
T-Bar Rows: 60lbs x 8 70lbs x 8 10lb gain
Cable Curls: 50lbs x 10 70lbs x 10 20lb gain


I've made some pretty good gains over the last 3.5 weeks. I'm startin' to really like this workout. There are several other lifts I've gained in, but I don't do them every week. I usually do different shoulder workouts every other lift day, and my shrugs I do on different pieces of equipment, that's why I'm not listing those gains.

ryuage
05-02-2004, 09:07 AM
I usually try and go by my avg weekly calories rather then daily.

Chubrock
05-02-2004, 10:25 AM
Yea, right now my avg is pretty close to 3000, which is what I'm shooting for.

Chubrock
05-02-2004, 07:47 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- 2 pieces of chicken no skin, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit

Meal 3- Lean Hamburger/Cheese Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 4- Roasted Chicken Breast Sandwich, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 5- Small Piece of Crumb Cake, Grilled Chicken Pieces, Mashed Potatoes

Meal 6- Piece of Chicken, No Skin


Totals- 2797
Protein- 247grams
Carbs- 268grams
Fat- 78grams


Calories were a bit low, and my choices of food could have been a little better. I still have time to eat some more food, but Dad hasn't eaten supper yet so I'll wait for him. Overall not that bad.


No Workout


Quote of the Day- "Almost is not enough"

JustinF
05-03-2004, 08:19 AM
Great gains so far chub! Keep it up man!

Chubrock
05-03-2004, 05:51 PM
Thank ya JustinF. I hope I can keep making serious gains in the future.



Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Chicken Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Raisans, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- 6in Roasted Chicken Breast Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 6- 6in Turkey and Ham Double Meat


Totals-

Calories- 3019
Protein- 192grams
Carbs- 379grams
Fat- 75grams


Overall the food wasn't that bad. I could have made a couple of better choices. My protein level was a little lower than normal.

My weight today was 162 which means I lost a pound over the last week. I don't really think this is the case though, and it just may have been water weight that I lost.



Workout- Full Body

Squats-
160lbs x 10 (+10lbs)
180lbs x 8 (+10lbs)
205lbs x 6 (+5lbs)

Leg Curls-
90lbs x 10
100lbs x 8
110lbs x 6

Bench Press-
135lbs x 10
145lbs x 6 (+10lbs)

T-Bar Rows-
60lbs x 10
70lbs x 8

Shrugs (Dumbbells)-
65lbs each hand x 10 (+5lbs)
65lbs each hand x 10 (+5lbs)

Overhead Dumbbell Press-
40lbs each hand x 10
40lbs each hand x 8

Cable Curls-
70lbs x 10
80lbs x 8

Tricep Extensions-
130lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
130lbs x 8

I was pumped up before this workout. I decided to push myself a little on squats, and upped my workout weight. When I got to the last rep of the 205 set, I went down way to fast and went way past parallel. I ended up going ATF on the last rep, but I came straight back up with it. The benches were filled up and I jumped in on somebody's workout to get my first set in. After that I had to wait for like 15minutes before I could bench again. Because I workout by myself, I have to pull the weight off the rack by myself, and I usually use the bench that lets me move the weight only a small distance before its off. For my last set, I had to use a bench that has the bar resting a lot closer to my chest, and it took a lot more energy to get it up. My tempo was all screwed up doing the 145lbs and I ended up only getting it up 6 times. That dissapoints me greatly, but it also fuels the fire to throw it up 8 times next time I lift. Today was a good day, and I left the gym with my whole body feeling like jello. I'm already ready for Wed. so I can get back in there.


Quote of the Day- "We fight fire, with....FIRE!"-Beloved

ReturnedFire
05-03-2004, 08:33 PM
nice job on bench and squats dude :thumbup:

nothing wrong with ATF :D i love em :nod:

Chubrock
05-04-2004, 05:07 AM
HAHA thank ya Jotosuds, going ATF sure makes it a whole new ball game. I'm going to continue doing regular parallel squats but once I'm able to use 225lbs for 6 reps, I may switch to ATF.

JustinF
05-04-2004, 06:20 AM
Nice session chub. 'Specially squats!

Chubrock
05-04-2004, 09:07 PM
Thank ya JustinF. I'm startin' to enjoy squats more and more.

Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Ham Sandwich

Meal 3- Nachos, Potato Wedges, Raisans, Milk

Meal 4- Cheezits, Pinwheel

Meal 5- Chicken Mcgrill, Medium Frie

Meal 6- Nitrean, Milk


Totals-

Calories- 2678
Protein- 174grams
Carbs- 319grams
Fat- 87grams


Well everything today was horrible. It started out good, but ended on a bad note. We had the conference tournament today, so I had to leave early and drive an hour to the destination. I ended up spending roughly 7hours in the sun without anything to eat, and by the time I was able to get something the only place we McDonalds. The fat in all my food sucked, but I think I worked it off playing tennis this afternoon. I'm just mad I didn't get my calories in.


No Workout

Quote of the Day-"Die young and save yourself!!!!"

Chubrock
05-05-2004, 07:52 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Ham Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Chicken, Mashed Potatos, Applesauce, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar, Balance Bar

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 6- Porkchop, Baked Beans



Totals-

Calories- 3126
Protein- 269grams
Carbs- 345grams
Fat- 72grams


Ah yes, this diet was pretty damn good by my standards. Everything fits under my "healthy bulk" guidelines and my totals were spot on. Great day.



Workout- Full Body

Squats-
160lbs x 10
180lbs x 8
205lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
90lbs x 10
100lbs x 8
110lbs x 6

Benchpress-
135lbs x 10
145lbs x 8 (+2 reps)

T-Bar Rows-
60lbs x 10
70lbs x 8

Shrugs (Dumbbell)-
65lbs each hand x 10
65lbs each hand x 10

Overhead Shoulder Press-
40lbs each hand x 10
40lbs each hand x 8

Cable Curls-
70lbs x 10
80lbs x 8

Tricep Pressdowns-
130lbs x 10
130lbs x 8



This workout was INTENSE. I finished the entire workout in 25 minutes, because I had a tennis match to go to. I basically would finish a lift, put new weight on, take a breath, and then climb back under it. The burn at the end was awesome. God I love workin' out.


Today was a great day. My diet was good, my workout was even better, and best of all, me and my tennis partner won the doubles tournament, which makes us the best doubles team in the conference. It was a great day.


Quote of the Day- "I will rip off your head, and **** down your neck, do YOU understand me???!!!"- Full Metal Jacket

Chubrock
05-06-2004, 08:02 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar

Meal 3- Beef-a-roni, Green Peas, Pears, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Turkey, Sesame Noodles, Baked Beans

Meal 6- Turkey, Baked Beans, Raisans, OJ, ham and cheese roll up



Totals-

Calories- 2972
Protein- 248grams
Carbs- 357grams
Fat- 64grams


Well totals were pretty good today. Calories should have been slightly higher. Kinda odd to see my fat levels this low, but I did eat pretty lean stuff today. I'll tell ya what guys, getting in all these calories is hard work. I didn't have a sandwich earlier today, so I had to cram extra calories in at the end. It was a hard job gettin all that food down. Oh well, whatever it takes.


No Workout


Quote of the Day- "The tingle, the taste of, used to be the reason I breathe, now it's choking me up"- Brand New

JustinF
05-07-2004, 03:38 AM
Nice work on teh diet mang!

Chubrock
05-07-2004, 07:28 AM
Thank ya JustinF. It may not be the cleanest bulk in the world, but I like to think that its not that bad.

Chubrock
05-07-2004, 09:24 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Ham Sandwich

Meal 3- Chicken Salad, Peaches, Raisans, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Shrimp, Baked Potato

Meal 6- Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Nuggets


Totals-

Calories- 2476
Protein- 176grams
Carbs- 265grams
Fat- 83grams



Well the first half of the day was good, but last half killed my diet. I'll have to fix everything in the future.


Workout- Full Body


Squats-
160lbs x 10
180lbs x 8
210lbs x 6(+5lbs)

Leg Curls-
100lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
110lbs x 8 (+2 reps)
120lbs x 6 (+10lbs)

Benchpress-
135lbs x 10
145lbs x 8

Wide Grip Pull Downs-
120lbs x 10
130lbs x 8

Shrugs(dumbbell)-
70lbs each hand x 10 (+5lbs)
70lbs each hand x 10 (+5lbs)

Overhead Shoulder Press(dumbbell)-
40lbs each hand x 10
40lbs each hand x 8

Cable Curls-
70lbs x 10
80lbs x 8

Skullcrushers-
25lbs on each side x 10
25lbs on each side x 8


Well my leg portion was great, and I'm stoked that I'm still makin' gains. My upperbody didn't please me as much. I think that its a combination of the Tetanus Shot I had yesterday, and the fact that I hurt my forearm. My upperbody stuff just didn't seem as explosive.

Quote of the Day"- "This is the way, I would have done things, up against the wall"-UnderOath

Saint Patrick
05-07-2004, 09:55 PM
+5 on squats aint nothin' to complain about man.

Keep it up.

Chubrock
05-08-2004, 11:14 AM
Thanks Patty. Yeah, I'm def. happy that I'm making such gains on my lowerbody, but I just wish my upperbody was the same way HAHA. Oh well, I'll just have to work harder.

ryuage
05-08-2004, 11:56 AM
im the same way.. i gain easy on lowerbody compared to any of my upper body exercises.

Chubrock
05-08-2004, 04:17 PM
Good, I'm not alone. Hey I'll take it right now while I'm making the good gains.

Chubrock
05-08-2004, 08:29 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Oatmeal, Milk

Meal 2- Mexican Food

Meal 3- Turkey, Banana

Meal 4- Pork Chop, Raisans, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 5- 6in Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips, Raisans



Totals-

Calories- 3040
Protein- 251grams
Carbs- 316grams
Fat- 87grams



Today was my relaxed diet day, so I ate me some Mexican Food. Good lord that stuff was good. I had to make all my other meals pretty healthy though to make up for all the fat in the mexican food. At the end of the day though, my totals were pretty dag on good.



Quote of the Day- "I belong to the warrior, in which the old ways combine with the new"- Last Samurai

Chubrock
05-09-2004, 07:21 PM
Food:



Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Nutri-Grain Bar

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans, small portion of sweet potato casserole

Meal 4- Chicken, Baked Beans, Corn

Meal 5- Chicken, Pasta

Meal 6- Chicken Supremes, Mashed Potatoes, Half a Biscuit, Banana


Totals-

Calories- 3029
Protein- 237grams
Carbs- 315grams
Fat- 87grams


Overall the diet wasn't that bad. I made everything fit into my overall goals and the day ended pretty good. Totals weren't bad.

I weigh tommorow. I'm interested to see what my weights at.


Quote of the Day- "Is this your lesson, slight discretion, the lines that keep you, the lines that sweep you, lock the doors from the inside"- Emry

Chubrock
05-10-2004, 08:15 PM
Food:



Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Ham Sandwich

Meal 3- Spaghetti, Chicken Nuggets, Green Beans, Raisans, Milk

Meal 4- Milk, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 5- Chicken, Potatos, Green Beans, small portion of Banana Pudding

Meal 6- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat,


Totals-

Calories- 3291
Protein- 259grams
Carbs- 396grams
Fat- 75grams



Well, I wanted to make sure I got my calories in today, and I did just that. Thought I was behind, and ended up eating way too much. Calories and Carbs need to come down some.



Workout- Full Body


Squats-
160lbs x 10
180lbs x 8
210lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 8
120lbs x 6

Benchpress-
135lbs x 10
145lbs x 8

T-Bar Rows-
60lbs x 10
70lbs x 8

Shrugs (Dumbbells)-
70lbs each hand x 10
70lbs each hand x 10

Overhead Shoulder Press-
40lbs each hand x 10
45lbs each hand x 8 (+5lbs)

Cable Curls-
80lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
90lbs x 8 (+10lbs)

Tricep Pressdowns-
130lbs x 10
130lbs x 8



Overall I was pumped up for this workout. I was ready to lift, especially after not bein' able to lift since Friday. I think my bench will be able to move up by Friday, as well as more of the exercises. On another note, I finally have a lifting partner again.


My weight today was 164, which pretty much makes me right on target with the 1lb per week goal I set. Fat levels don't look to have gone up any, and I'm def. seeing the strength gains.


Quote of the Day- "White tie, Black jacket, and I ain't seen you in awhile"- Norma Jean

JustinF
05-11-2004, 03:22 AM
Good news on the lifting partner. Nice leg session.

Chubrock
05-11-2004, 07:36 PM
Thank ya JustinF. I'm startin' to really enjoy the leg portion of my workout.


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Shrimp, Pears, Raisans, Salad, Milk

Meal 4- Pork Chop, Raisans, Milk

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 6- Chicken Supremes, Mashed Potatoes


Totals-

Calories- 2916
Protein- 198grams
Carbs- 354grams
Fat- 79grams


Well, overall, my totals were fairly good. My protein could have been up slightly, as well as my calories, but still a good day.


Bad news- I pulled my groin again during my tennis match. I'm supposed to lift tommorow, but I'm going to have to call that off. Hopefully everything will feel good, and I'll be able to lift Thru. and then Fri.


Quote of the Day- "Are you listening, we write a thousand pages, they're torn and on the floor"- Emery

JustinF
05-12-2004, 05:45 AM
Ouch. Is it a serious pull? Those suck.

Chubrock
05-12-2004, 07:13 AM
Nah, it's not really that bad. It just mainly hurts when I'm in a dead run and my legs are stretched out. It doesn't hurt that much this morning, it's just slightly tender. I should be pretty much good to go by tommorow or Friday at the latest.

ryuage
05-12-2004, 11:17 AM
hows the diet working.. you gaining weight?

Chubrock
05-12-2004, 03:17 PM
Diets going pretty good ryuage. Since I decided to start bulking about a month ago, I've put on 4-5lbs and I think most of its muscle. I haven't ever had my bf% measured, but from what I can tell in the mirror, it seems to be holding pretty steady. I'm def. making good lift gains, so as of right now I'm extremely happy.

Chubrock
05-12-2004, 08:25 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Nutri-Grain Bar

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Chik Filet Sandwich, Veggie Sticks, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar, Raisans

Meal 5- Small piece of chicken, small piece of ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, roll, small serving of banana pudding

Meal 6- Natty PB Sandwich, Milk



Totals-

Calories- 2973
Protein- 218grams
Carbs- 311grams
Fat- 83grams


Pretty good totals today. Not bad, but not extraordinary. Pretty solid though.



Well, I wasn't supposed to workout today, but I had to go spot a friend during his workout. I got in there and I just had to do something, so I decided to max out on bench. When I first started lifting, I couldn't even 135lbs up. Today I did 155 x 1, 165 x 1, 175 x 1, but I couldn't get 185 for one rep. I didn't try 180 but I'm pretty sure I could get it. 175 went up pretty easy with just a little pause on the lockout.
I'm pretty happy though with my max.


Quote of the Day- "Retreating? Hell! We're just attacking in another direction."

Saint Patrick
05-12-2004, 08:31 PM
Congrats on the PR.

Chubrock
05-12-2004, 08:34 PM
Thank ya Patty, lol I know it ain't nothin' like 290lbs but I'm proud of it.

JustinF
05-13-2004, 04:58 AM
Nice work on the PR man!

Chubrock
05-13-2004, 06:36 AM
Thanks JustinF. The closest I've ever been to 175lbs was back in the tenth grade. I was only able to get 170lbs back then, but the kicker is, I weighed 240lbs. So with regards to body weight, my strength has gone up drastically.

Chubrock
05-13-2004, 08:52 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Nutri-Grain Bar

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast Sub, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Meal 6- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Natty PB Sandwich, Raisans, Milk


Totals-

Calories- 2991
Protein- 221grams
Carbs- 334grams
Fat- 86grams



Not bad. Fat was a little higher than usual today, but nothing to worry about. I've been eating a helluva lot of raisans lately. My school cafeteria allows you to get two boxes with your meal, so I always get them and save them. Great stuff.


Workout- Full Body


Squats-
160lbs x 10
180lbs x 8
210lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 8
120lbs x 6

Benchpress-
135lbs x 10
145lbs x 8

T-Bar Rows-
60lbs x 10
70lbs x 8

Shrugs (dumbbells)-
70lbs each hand x 10
70lbs each hand x 10

Overhead Shoulder Press (dumbbells)-
40lbs each hand x 10
45lbs each hand x 8

Cable Curls-
80lbs x 10
90lbs x 8

Tricep Press Downs-
130lbs x 10
130lbs x 8



Didn't move up on anything today, but that's fine with me. The workout felt good, and I may be ready to move up on a few select lifts by Sat.


I have a tennis match tommorow. It's against pretty much the eastern half of the state. I'm ready for it.


Quote of the Day-"Tommorow, we go to war."

Chubrock
05-15-2004, 08:58 PM
Well guys, I've been at a Regional Tennis Tournament the last couple of days, so that's why I haven't had any updates. I'm not going to bother posting my diet from the last two days, as I haven't had the opportunity to eat right. Good news is though, me and my doubles partner qualified for State, and ended up 2nd in the Region. I'm pretty stoked about that. After I got home today, I figured I needed to lift, but I didn't really feel like doing my usual workout. I ended up doing some lifts that I haven't done in awhile, just to change it up a little bit.


Workout- Random


Leg Press-
90lbs x 10
180lbs x 10
270lbs x 8
360lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 8
120lbs x 6

Dumbbell Press-
55lbs each hand x 10 (+5lbs)
60lbs each hand x 8 (+10lbs)

One Arm Dumbbell Rows-
55lbs each hand x 10
60lbs each hand x 8

Shrugs-
70lbs x 10
70lbs x 10

Plate Raises-
45lb x 10
45lb x 8

Close Grip Bench-
95lbs x 10
105lbs x 8

21 Curls-
2 Tens on each side- 2 sets


Now I know why I don't do close grip bench. That **** hurts my wrist somethin bad. I don't know why that is, but it just kills my wrist. I still enjoyed gettin' in the weight room today though. Felt real good.



Quote of the Day- "2003-2004 Regional Runner Up"

ryuage
05-16-2004, 07:03 AM
you could try an ez curl bar for close grip bench or going a little wider if you are doing them with your hands pretty close. How'd the tennis match go?

Chubrock
05-16-2004, 07:13 AM
I've been doing the close grip with my hands pretty much touching in the center. Is that where they are supposed to be placed, or should I go wider? The tennis matches went great. We went down on Friday and ended up playing two matches that afternoon. We pretty much waxed both teams. We actually qualified for state with that second round win. Saturday morning we played in the semi final match and though it was a little more difficult than the previous matches, we beat them in straight sets 6-4 6-4. The team we played in the championship was UNGODLY. I've never seen a team play doubles like that. Everything they did just put me and my partner on our asses. We took most of the sets to deuce, but just couldn't finish anything out. They were awesome, but they were really nice guys so it wasn't so bad getting beat 6-0 6-0 by them.

ryuage
05-16-2004, 08:19 AM
yes that is pretty close I would use at least 6 inches in distance or a just within shoulder width.

Chubrock
05-16-2004, 08:31 AM
HAHA alright ryuage. Thanks man. Yea it said close grip, so I guess I went WAY close lol. Do you feel that they sufficiently work the triceps? I've been thinking about changing a couple of the lifts I do for my workout, just so that my body doesn't get used to one thing. Would close grip bench work my tris pretty good?

ryuage
05-16-2004, 09:33 AM
yes I find it very effective as a mass building exercise for the tri's.

Chubrock
05-16-2004, 10:46 AM
Thank ya. I've been doing pushdowns with my fullbody routine, and I just feel like I wanna do something new for my tris. I think I'll start doing close grip instead of the pushdowns.

Chubrock
05-16-2004, 08:21 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 3- Steak, Potato, Baked Beans, Bread

Meal 4- Steak, Baked Beans

Meal 5- Spicy Chik Sandwich


Totals-

Calories- 2937
Protein- 233grams
Carbs- 281grams
Fat- 84grams


Not too bad overall. We had our Mother's Day get together this weekend instead of last, so they cooked out some steak. First time in awhile I've had a decent steak. It was quite tasty. Totals weren't that bad, but could have been better.


Random Thoughts-

I weigh tommorow. Don't really have a clue what I'll weigh in at. Hopefully everything will be as planned. I think I'm going to start doing a odd morning session once school gets out. Mostly I plan on doing odd things such as pulling a weighted sled, tossing grain bags, and anything else I can think of. I'm going to do this for awhile and see if I can't build up some nice raw power in my legs, and in my core muscles. If nothing happens, I'll just quit with the morning session and continue on with my Full Body workout. Should be interesting to see what happens.


Quote of the Day- "I will rip off your head and **** down your neck!!! Do I make myself clear?"-Full Metal Jacket

Chubrock
05-17-2004, 09:35 PM
Weight- 163lbs....Down a pound from last week. I think it came from all the tennis I played over the weekend, and the fact that I wasn't able to get my calories in. It still gives me a total of 4lbs for the last month of bulking, which is good.


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Ham Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- School Cheeseburger, Apple Sauce, Baked Beans, Raisans, Milk

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar, Chicken Nuggets

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast Sub, Double Meat

Meal 6- Chicken Sandwich


Totals-

Calories- 2910
Protein- 213grams
Carbs- 328grams
Fat- 85grams


My choices of food could have been better, but in the end my totals came out fine. Everything looked fairly good, but the fat could have been slightly lower and the protein slightly higher.


Workout- Full Body


Squats-
165lbs x 10 (+5lbs)
185lbs x 8 (+5lbs)
215lbs x 6 (+5lbs)

Leg Curls-
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 8
120lbs x 6

Benchpress-
135lbs x 10
145lbs x 8

T-Bar Rows-
65lbs x 10 (+5lbs)
75lbs x 8 (+5lbs)

Shrugs (Dumbbells)-
70lbs each hand x 10
70lbs each hand x 10

Overhead Dumbell Press-
45lbs each hand x 10 (+2 reps)
45lbs each hand x 8

Hammer Curls with a twist-
35lbs each hand x 10
35lbs each hand x 8

Tricep Pressdowns-
130lbs x 10
130lbs x 8



Workout felt pretty good. I love squatting! My starting to bog down on my bench, so I may go away from it. I think I'll start doing some dumbbell press instead. I used fairly good form on the hammer curls today, but I still think I like the cable curl better. Didn't do the close grip bench today, because by the end of my workout, the benches were filled. I'm going to work on building that sled tommorow, and also work on getting some of the other stuff together for my morning workouts.


Quote of the Day- "In your face, Charlie Murphy"- Chappelle Show

JustinF
05-18-2004, 03:28 AM
Nice work bro.

Chubrock
05-18-2004, 06:20 AM
Thanks Justin. I'm about to go start working on that sled now. It feels quite good outside. Hopefully everything will go as planned.

Chubrock
05-18-2004, 08:02 PM
Food:



Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Meal 4- Chicken Supremes, Mashed Potatoes

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 6- Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Raisans


Totals-

Calories- 2791
Protein- 202grams
Carbs- 314grams
Fat- 78grams



I kept my calories a little lower today, because I had some extra things not listed, such as Sweet Tea, and a little BBQ sauce. Overall my totals looked good. Pretty happy with everything today. Protein levels should have been up just a little more.



Well, I got my sled built. I think it turned out pretty good. Ended up using exterior flooring to lay the weights on, then I ran three 2 x 4s underneath. I cut them and sanded them so they resemble skis. I then ran two separate lines of rope thats good for bout 250lbs. I used this padding to keep the lines from digging in my shoulders. Overall it turned out pretty good. I think from now on, on the days I have my fullbody workout, I'm going to do something like an explosive portion in the morning. I've kinda decided to do the following in the mornings:


5-10 50yd weighted sprints with the sled
5-10 50yd weighted reverse sprints with the sled
10 10yd explosive sprints
2 sets of 5 weighted tosses to each side
3 sets of 10 weighted plyometric pushups


I think I'm going to try this for awhile, and see if I experience any results. I'm really trying to generate a good combination of quickness and power. We'll see what happens.



Quote of the Day- "**** them, them lil' dudes is garbage."

beastin v6
05-18-2004, 08:15 PM
Great job. :clap: Your story kinda sounds like mines. Never ever give up and keep up the great work.

Chubrock
05-18-2004, 08:38 PM
Thank ya beastin, and welcome to my humble abode (journal). I don't ever plan on giving up. I love pushing myself like this.

JustinF
05-19-2004, 03:20 AM
Good deal with the sled.

Chubrock
05-19-2004, 06:46 AM
Thank ya. I'm gettin' ready to go out and try my first morning session. I'm interested to see how much this works me out. I'll report back when I'm finished.

Chubrock
05-19-2004, 08:10 AM
Well, the first morning workout is tough. I'll say this. My morning workout requires a lot more will power than my afternoon lifting workout. Heres how it went:


10 - 10yard explosive sprints

1- 50yard weighted sled pull
1- 50yard weighted backwards sled pull
1- 25yard weighted sled pull
1- 25yard weighted backwards sled pull
1- 25yard weighted sled pull
1- 25yard weighted backwards sled pull

10 - 10yard karaoke

1 set of 5 25lb plate throws to the right
1 set of 5 25lb plate throws to the left
1 set of 5 25lb plate throws to the right
1 set of 5 25lb plate throws to the left

3 sets of 10 plyometric pushups


Good God-a-mighty. I didn't realize 120lbs could be so heavy pulling straight behind you. Those sled pulls were rough. I thought I'd be able to use weight for the plyometric pushups, but I was wrong. Those were a little tougher than I thought. Overall the workout made me sweat, made my legs feel like jello, and made me push myself. Objective Complete.

Chubrock
05-19-2004, 07:15 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 4- Nutri-Grain Bar

Meal 5- HOOTERS

Totals-

Calories-3001
Protein- 208grams
Carbs- 202grams
Fat- 145grams

Well is there really anything good to say about my totals? Maybe the only good thing is that my calories were dead on. I think I just clogged everyone of my arteries. My Tennis Coach took the entire team to Hooters since we won the Conference Championship, and made it to the second round of the playoffs. I planned pretty good for the calories, but good lord I didn't know that wings had so much fat in them. I'm mad at myself that I ate that much fat, but it's the last time the tennis team will be together so I think I'll forgive myself. Oh well, I'll have to keep my fat levels really low over the next couple of days to make up for this.



Afternoon Workout- Full Body


Squats-
165lbs x 10
185lbs x 8
215lbs x 6


Leg Curls-
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 8
120lbs x 6

Dumbbell Press-
60lbs each hand x 10 (+2 reps)
65lbs each hand x 7 (+5lbs)

Dumbbell Rows-
60lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
65lbs x 8 (+5lbs)

Shrugs (Dumbbell)-
70lbs each hand x 10
70lbs each hand x 10

Overhead Press-
45lbs each hand x 9
45lbs each hand x 9

Cable Curls-
90lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
100lbs x 8 (+10lbs)

Tricep Pressdown
130lbs x 10
140lbs x 7 (+10lbs)



Well I think the morning workout def. had some effect on the afternoon workout. My left arm didn't seem near as stable as usual, and my legs felt a little shot. Next workout the leg curls are going up. I used poor form on the last rep of both the bicep curls and pressdowns. I'll work that out next time. Overall though, not a bad day, but I'm still dissapointed about the diet.


Quote of the Day- "When the **** goes down, what the **** ya gonna do, damn it feels good to be a gangsta"

beastin v6
05-19-2004, 07:28 PM
Hey Andrew, do you have any pictures of when you were fat? Listen just remember that alot of that lose skin won't go away, atleast it did not for me. Do you go to school? How are you able to workout in the morning?


Stay Motivated

Chubrock
05-19-2004, 07:40 PM
Check page two of my journal beastin. Monday was my last day of school. I didn't have any exams, so I didn't have to go these last few days. That's how I got to workout in the morning. I know what ya mean about the loose skin. I'm going to have a section removed here before long.

Chubrock
05-20-2004, 07:49 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Chicken Grill Sandwich

Meal 4- 2 Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatos

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast Sub, Double Meat

Meal 6- Turkey and Ham Sub, Double Meat

Meal 7- Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes


Totals-

Calories- 2920
Protein- 282grams
Carbs- 272grams
Fat- 69grams


Today was MUCH better. I knew I had to keep the fat down to make up for the other day, and I did a fairly good job. Calories came out pretty good. The only thing out of the ordinary was my carb and protein levels. They are usually flip flopped. Oh well, it doesn't really matter. Overall a good day.



Quote of the Day- "Pads are for pussies"

Chubrock
05-21-2004, 08:32 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Soup, Steak, Rice, Baked Potato

Meal 4- Roasted Chicken Breast Double Meat

Meal 5- Hotdog, Baked Beans

Meal 6- Spicy Chicken Sandwich



Totals-


Calories- 3091
Protein- 208grams
Carbs- 364grams
Fat- 82grams


Not too bad of a day. The hotdog and spicy chicken sandwich put my fat grams up a little higher than I wanted, but the totals didn't end up bad. Not too bad of a day.



Workout- Full Body

Leg Press-
90lbs x 10
220lbs x 10
310lbs x 8
400lbs x 6 (+40lbs)

Leg Curls-
110lbs x 10 (+2 reps)
120lbs x 8 (+2 reps)
130lbs x 5.5 (+10lbs)

Dumbbell Press-
40lbs each hand x 10
60lbs each hand x 10
65lbs each hand x 5

Dumbbell Rows-
60lbs each hand x 10
65lbs each hand x 8

Shrugs-
70lbs each hand x 10
70lbs each hand x 10

Close Grip Bench-
115lbs x 10
125lbs x 7

Hammer Curls-
35lbs each hand x 10
35lbs each hand x 8


I had to make the workout quicker than usual, so I didn't have the rest between sets like I usually do. I had the state level tennis tournament today, so I was fairly tired this afternoon. That may have contributed somewhat to my lower lifts today, I dunno though. I just really didn't feel like loading up the squat rack today, so I did some leg press. Overall though, not a bad day.



Quote of the Day- "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"

Chubrock
05-22-2004, 11:23 PM
Info for 5/22/04

Today, I graduated from High School. Good Lord it feels good to be finished. We grilled out and quite a bit of my family showed up. I had a blast. It also went along good with my eating because today was my scheduled day to eat what I want. I started off good, and ate oatmeal, nitrean and milk. For the cookout, I ate two lean hamburgers, some low fat baked beans, potato salad, chips and salsa, and a small piece of cake. Tonight for dinner I ate a gordita crunch and a chicken taco. I have no clue about my totals, but I'm not going to worry about it. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

ryuage
05-23-2004, 04:57 AM
congratulations! I wish I was back in high school :(

Chubrock
05-23-2004, 08:10 AM
Thank ya ryuage. I'm ready to get to college. I've already figured that I'm going to major in Athletic Training. I'm ready to get there.

beastin v6
05-23-2004, 08:30 AM
Congrats bud and luck with College. :thumbup:

I still got about 4 weeks to go but I don't think I will graduate on stage [ too many days out of school ] . It really s*ck when you are a senior and then you move to another school and you don't know anyone. You don't get to graduate with your friends since you were a freshmen. I try not to get me down though but I just want to graduate and become a Marine.

ryuage
05-23-2004, 08:38 AM
good luck with the athletic training, I am pursuing a similar degree as well after work. Then hopefully will get certified through ncsa, issa, and or cscs :) after I obtain my degree.

Chubrock
05-23-2004, 08:39 AM
Thank ya beastin. This sounds bad, but except for a select few people at my school, I really couldn't careless about the rest of them. I've been at the same school for awhile, but I used to move every year, so I know how ya feel.

Chubrock
05-23-2004, 07:57 PM
Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal, 2 slices of bacon

Meal 2- 2 Nutri Grain Bars, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Baked Lays

Meal 4- Salmon, Lean Hamburger, WOW Tostitos and Salsa

Meal 5- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Banana


Totals-

Calories- 2821
Protein- 206grams
Carbs- 344grams
Fat- 77grams


Overall not bad. My calories are a little low, but thats ok, because I had some stuff that added some additional calories, but I didn't put them in my Fitday. It averaged out pretty good though. Totals wise, not a bad day.


Quote of the Day- "You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything"

Chubrock
05-23-2004, 07:59 PM
My fault ryuage, I didn't see your comment. What you plan to do after you get the degree?

Saint Patrick
05-23-2004, 09:14 PM
Diet looking clean man.

BTW why don't you do deadlifts? Explain yourself!!!!

Chubrock
05-23-2004, 09:21 PM
AHH nice flag Patty, though not as nice as mine. MUAHHHHH!!!!. Really, the reason I don't do deadlifts, is I'm more worried about not using the right form and screwin' something up. The entire time I've been going to the gym, I've never seen anybody deadlift, so there's really no one for me to ask about proper form. If you could hook me up with some pointers, or direct me somewhere that I could see good form, I'd try and incorporate them in, especially if you think I'd benefit from it.

Chubrock
05-24-2004, 10:15 PM
Info for 5/24/04

Weight- 163lbs, even from last week

Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Banana, Balance Bar

Meal 3- 2 Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 5- Spaghetti, Choco Milk

Meal 6- Spicy Chik Sandwich, WOW Tostitos and Salsa



Totals-

Calories- 3126
Protein- 222grams
Carbs- 399grams
Fat- 75grams


Totals were pretty dag on good. The only thing that I would have lowered, was the carbs. Calories are a bit high, but dag on it, I gotta gain weight! I'm tired of staying even.


Workout- Full Body


Squats-
165lbs x 10
185lbs x 8
220lbs x 6 (+5lbs)

Leg Curls-
110lbs x 10
120lbs x 8
130lbs x 6

Dips-
BW x 10
BW + 10lbs x 8
BW + 20lbs x 6

Dumbbell Rows-
60lbs each hand x 10
65lbs each hand x 8

Shrugs-
70lbs each hand x 10
70lbs each hand x 10

Lateral Raises-
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 8

Hammer Curls-
35lbs x 10
35lbs x 8

Close Grip Bench-
115lbs x 10
125lbs x 8

NEW LIFT!!!!
Deadlift-
135lbs x 4
185lbs x 3
225lbs x 2
275lbs x 1


Overall, today I felt like a friggin beast after this workout. I felt like I pushed myself pretty damn good. My deads are pretty low, but I think once I get the repetition in, I'll be able to move up pretty nicely. I'm so freakin' close to squatting 2 plates for 6. Once I get there, I'm going to start doing ATF and see how that works out.


Thoughts- Working out is finally starting to show. People are starting to comment on how muscular I'm looking, and the guy I workout with, was like "Good Lord man, your startin' to look like a friggin beast." I saw some girl that I used to work with today. She graduated 3 years ago, and hasn't seen me in a long time. She gave me her number and told me to call when I wanted to do something. HA! Not even a week out of highschool and I'm already pickin up chicks almost done wit college. LOL workin' out is def. startin to pay off in that area too.


Quote of the Day- "The key to success, is doing common things, uncommonly well"

JustinF
05-25-2004, 06:18 AM
Great work man. Your dedication is paying off.

Chubrock
05-25-2004, 08:33 AM
Thanks man. I can see the results so far, but more than anything else, I can feel the results. I feel a lot stronger than when I started.

Focused70
05-25-2004, 10:46 AM
Really, the reason I don't do deadlifts, is I'm more worried about not using the right form and screwin' something up. The entire time I've been going to the gym, I've never seen anybody deadlift, so there's really no one for me to ask about proper form. If you could hook me up with some pointers, or direct me somewhere that I could see good form, I'd try and incorporate them in, especially if you think I'd benefit from it.

:withstupi

Although I did see someone doing sldls last week (no, not a trainer). been going to this gym for two months now and that was the first time I had seen someone do 'em.

When I do do 'em (and it's not if but when), it'll be with the bar and work my way up b/c after the heel injury, I'm not looking to get injured again for a long while to come.

Soba

Chubrock
05-25-2004, 02:38 PM
I've done deadlifts in the past, so I pretty much knew how to do them, but was wary to try them again in case I had forgotten the form. I checked the other night and looked at some info. so I added them in the next day. Should be interesting.

Chubrock
05-25-2004, 10:05 PM
Info for 5/25/04



Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Turkey Sandwich, Balance Bar, Choco Milk

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 4- Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatos, Cajun Pintos

Meal 5- Cube Steak, Corn

Meal 6- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Choco Milk



Totals-

Calories- 2965
Protein- 203grams
Carbs- 341grams
Fat- 82grams


Totals today weren't that good, but they weren't that bad. I could have used a little more protein and a little less fat. My carb levels were good today. I got to thinking. I really have to try to eat a small amount of fat and it still ends up being like 80grams on avg. Back when I weighed the most, I bet I was eating a couple hundred fat grams every day. I'm surprised I didn't have a damn heart attack.



Went to the gym and ran. Ran 2 miles in like 17:55. Pretty slow pace, but I just wanted to get my heart rate up a little bit. I played some tennis tonight also. Tommorow I get to go lift. YESSSS!!!



Quote of the Day- "Adversity causes some people to break, and some people to break records."

Chubrock
05-26-2004, 07:53 PM
Food:



Meal 1-Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, OJ

Meal 4- Protein Plus Bar, Raisans

Meal 5- Buffalo Bites, Cajun Pintos, Mashed Potatos

Meal 6- Spicy Chik Sandwich

Meal 7- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, OJ


Totals-

Calories-2961
Protein- 227grams
Carbs- 354grams
Fat- 64grams


AHHHHHHHHHHH YES!!!! That's what I'm talking about. Today's totals are as close to perfect as I can hope for. My protein was good, my carbs were great, and my fat levels were friggin' awesome. I'm completely happy with my diet today.




Workout- Full Body


Squats-
165lbs x 10
185lbs x 8
220lbs x 6

Leg Curls-
110lbs x 10
120lbs x 8
130lbs x 6

Dips-
BW x 10
BW + 10 x 8
BW + 20 x 6

Dumbbell Rows-
60lbs each hand x 10
65lbs each hand x 8

Shrugs-
70lbs each hand x 10
75lbs each hand x 10 (+5lbs)

Lateral Raises-
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 8

Pull Ups-
BW x 3
BW x 4
BW x 3
BW x 4

Close Grip Bench-
115lbs x 10
125lbs x 8


No Deadlift today.


I went and practiced a little tennis before I lifted, so my muscles were already kinda fatigued. Workout still went good. I friggin couldn't quit swinging while doing my pull ups. I'm just gonna do deadlifts two days a week instead of every lifting day.


Tonight I played some more tennis.



Well, I'm going to have some surgery done on some of the loose skin I have. My dad said that there is this area around my abdomen that will not tighten up, so I'm going to have the skin taken off. I'm worried this is going to hurt my lifting though. Regardless of what the Doc says, I'm only going to take a week off before I get back to lifting. I can't let myself go for too long. If anybody could offer some suggestions of lifts I could do that don't really cause my stomach to stretch would be great.




Quote of the Day- "Blessed is the man who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night"

JustinF
05-27-2004, 05:44 AM
Nice job on the diet, nice sessions as well. I wouldn't deviate too much from Dr's orders though.

beastin v6
05-27-2004, 05:47 AM
hey bud whats Spicy Chik Sandwich? is it chicken? LoL I have no clue what that is. Anyways good with your surgery. I have the same problem as you with the lose skin.

Out.

Chubrock
05-27-2004, 04:27 PM
HAHA yes, Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Thanks for the comments guys. I've talked to dad about what would happen if the stitches split, and all he said was that I might bleed a little bit. The biggest thing he's worried about is me getting an infection in the cut. As long as the cut doesn't keep opening up, and I can keep a good eye on it, I think I might be okay to lift a little bit. I just can't let myself fall behind.

Chubrock
05-27-2004, 09:23 PM
Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Two Balance Bars, Raisans

Meal 3- Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Meal 4- Buffalo Bites, Cajun Pintos, Mashed Potatos

Meal 5- Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans, Small Piece of Cornbread

Meal 6- Turkey and Ham, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips, Orange Soda



Totals-

Calories- 3033
Protein- 212grams
Carbs- 354grams
Fat- 69grams


Totals were once again good. Because I'm cutting grass this summer and doing a lot of work in town, I end up picking up something from town to eat. So far though, I've made everything work pretty dag on good though. I'm happy with my totals.


Ran two miles in 16:33 today. This was a substantial amount harder than the last run. I can def. tell that I've lost some endurance from soccer season. When I was running everyday, I should have been able to break 15min for two miles. I'll work my way back up though.


Tommorow could be the last scheduled lifting day I have for awhile. I think I'm going to have the surgery done tommorow night. If everything goes as planned, I'll let everybody know how it goes. Hopefully since I've been takin better care of myself lately, maybe I'll heal fairly quickly. If this appears to be the case, I'm going back to lifting as soon as possible.



Quote of the Day- "That's alright Lane, go home. Go back to the farm and sit in your rockin' chair knowin that you could have been the best damn bull rider, and for the rest of your life, you'll only have one thought in your mind, 'I'm a puss'"

JustinF
05-28-2004, 03:46 AM
Wow. That was fast. I wish you good luck with your surgery bro!! Speedy recovery.

Chubrock
05-28-2004, 02:57 PM
Thank ya JustinF. The surgery is scheduled for Sunday at 4:00pm eastern standard time. It's supposed to last about 2 hours or so. The doc said that the worst part will be the numbing medicine, but needles don't bother me so I should be alright. The doc also gave me some great news. She told me that I could keep lifting, as long as I don't do any lifts that cause a lot of strain on my midsection. No deadlifts or squats for awhile, but hey, at least I get to lift. Looks like I'll be becoming a curl/bench/leg extension jockey for the next few weeks. The surgery is only going to leave a thin smile shaped scar, so it should be pretty straight. I'm really looking forward to this. Ever since I was that damn fat ass I've had this section of skin, and its always worried the hell out of me. Now its going to be GONE! God I'm ready for this.

Chubrock
05-28-2004, 10:31 PM
Info for 5/28/04


Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Chicken Taco, Gordita Crunch

Meal 3- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Raisans

Meal 4- 2 Balance Bars, OJ

Meal 5- Turkey and Ham, Double Meat, Chips and Salsa

Meal 6- Buffalo Bites, Mashed Potatos



Totals-

Calories- 2878
Protein- 201grams
Carbs- 334grams
Fat- 73grams


I thought I was going to have the surgery today, so I didn't eat anything after breakfast. After I got in town I found out I wasn't having it today, and I was way behind on meals, so I ended up hitting Taco Bell. I still made it work pretty well though. Overall the totals weren't too bad, but not as good as they have been.


Workout- Somewhat of Full Body


Dips-
BW x 10
BW + 10lbs x 8
BW + 20lbs x 6

Dumbbell Rows-
60lbs x 10
65lbs x 8

Cable Crossovers-
40lbs x 10
50lbs x 10

T-Bar Rows-
65lbs x 10
75lbs x 8

Smith Machine Overhead Press-
95lbs x 10
115lbs x 8

Shrugs (Machine)-
300lbs x 10
300lbs x 10

Lateral Raises-
20lbs x 10
20lbs x 10

Shrugs (Machine)-
300lbs x 10
300lbs x 10

Pullup Pyramid-
BW x 1
BW x 2
BW x 3
BW x 4
BW x 5
BW x 4
BW x 3
BW x 2
BW x 1

Upright Dips-
BW x 9


I felt like absolute crap when I got to the gym. My allergies have been kickin my ass lately, and I had no energy what so ever. I was worried bout pinnin myself in the squat rack so I didn't even bother doing them. I was worried this would be my last workout so I tried to burn my upperbody out. By the end of the workout, I was pretty dag on burnt out. Not a bad workout, and I actually really enjoy doing the Pullup Pyramid.


Quote of the Day- "Many men, many many many men, wish death upon me"

Chubrock
05-29-2004, 10:16 PM
Info. for 5/29/04



Today was my relaxed diet today. No totals as I don't really know the nutrition values for some things.


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Chimichanga, Beans

Meal 3- Balance Bar, Nutri Grain Bar, OJ, Milk

Meal 4- Chicken Supremes, Mashed Potatos, Biscuit

Meal 5- Steak and Cheese Sub, Fat Free Chips


Ran today. Ran two miles in 17:40. Pretty slow pace but just wanted to get in there and get my heart rate up a little bit.


D-Day is tommorow. Surgery begins at 4:00. I'm nervous but ready as hell to get it done. I'll let everybody know how it goes.


Quote of the Day- "You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything"

Chubrock
05-30-2004, 06:28 PM
Well surgery is over. It took about 2.5 hours to finish. I can honestly say thats the most pain I have ever felt in my life. My body resists the numbing medicine so for roughly half the surgery I was without anything. I am happy I had it done though. The skin and fat had really bothered me for a long time. The Doc said I can lift arms and stuff whenever, but she wants me to wait 2 weeks to start back on legs. She removed about 3 pounds of skin, and right now I have about 200 stitches in me. Whatever it takes though, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. So needless to say guys, I'm alive and kicking.



Quote of the Day: "All bleeding will stop eventually"

Chubrock
05-31-2004, 06:36 PM
Recovery Day 1


While I'm in this first couple of weeks of recovery, I'm going to eat more at maintenance than at a bulk level. I'm just not going to be able to get the cardio done, to keep me comfortable about adding unwanted fat.


Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Two Balance Bars

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, OJ

Meal 4- Turkey and Ham, Double Meat

Meal 5- 2 Lean Beef Tacos, OJ


Totals-

Calories- 2550
Protein- 166grams
Carbs- 270grams
Fat- 66grams


Totals not bad. The tacos brought my fat up a considerable amount, but I still ended on a fairly good total.




Well today, I have been more tight than sore. Not too much discomfort, but enough to remind me I just had surgery. Hopefully in the days to come, the discomfort will dwindle away to next to nothing. My dad thinks I'm going to have to wait for all the swelling to go down until I can squat again. This makes me mad, but I understand what he's saying. In two weeks, I'll be able to do some legs but no squats or deads.
I think I'm going to try and lift some upper body tommorow. Not going to push it too much though.


Quote of the Day- "Damn son, it looks like a shark bit yo ass"- Dad

Chubrock
06-01-2004, 08:41 PM
Recovery Day 2


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 3- Chinese Food

Meal 4- Salmon, Lite Mac and Cheese, Corn

Meal 5- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, OJ, Nutri Grain Bar


Totals:

Calories- 2607
Protein- 170grams
Carbs- 255grams
Fat- 63grams


Totals weren't too bad today. Totals could be slightly higher or lower though, as I had to kinda guess bout the Chinese Food. Overall fairly happy though.


Workout- Small Bis and Tris


Lower Half Partial Curls x 12
Upper Half Partial Curls x 12
Lower Half Partial Curls x 10
Upper Half Partial Curls x 10
Lower Half Partial Curls x 8
Upper Half Partial Curls x 8

Tricep Kick Backs
Each Arm- 3 sets x 12


Didn't do anything else. Was worried that I might push myself a little too hard too early.


Sore again today. The pain isn't that bad, my stomach is just really tight. Everything looks great though, and I'm really ready to see what the end product looks like.



Quote of the Day- "It ain't nuttin but a G-thang baby!"

Chubrock
06-02-2004, 08:04 PM
Recovery Day 3

Food:



Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri-Grain, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Meal 4- Grilled Chicken Tenders, Rice, Baked Beans

Meal 5- Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Meal 6- Nutri Grain Bar, Milk


Totals-

Calories- 2447
Protein- 177grams
Carbs- 311grams
Fat- 54grams

Today's diet was pretty good. Fat levels were good and protein levels were pretty good. Overall pretty happy with everything.


Workout- Chest and Shoulders


Dips-
BW x 10
BW x 10
BW x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Incline Press-
1 set x 10
1 set x 8
1 set x 9

Hammer Strength Wide Grip-
1 set x 10
2 sets x 8


Front Raises-
25lbs x 10
25lbs x 10

Shrugs (Machine)-
300lbs x 10
300lbs x 10

Plate Raises-
25lb plate x 10
35lb plate x 10



Couldn't do benchpress or most of the workouts, because it caused me to stretch out too much. I had to find exercises that didn't stretch my mid section out. I'm ready to be able to do my new workout but right now this will have to do.

Generally just sore and stiff throughout my abdominal area. Swelling is still there, and it could take longer than a month to go away. Still optimistic about the end results.

Quote of the Day- "Running in circles, I can't forget how many times, I played this in my mind"

Chubrock
06-02-2004, 09:09 PM
I'm going to be changing up my routine once I get healed up completely. I'm still going to keep the 3 days a week split, and it's still going to be a fullbody split too. What I'm going to change though, is that I'm going to alternate between Explosive Days and Raw Power Days. I want to try and work on making the power I develop functional so that's why I'm thinking I'll use this split. Check it out and let me know what ya think.


Explosive Day-


ATF Squat 1-2-1 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 8
Set x 6

Lunges
Set x 10
Set x 8
Set x 6

Bench Press 1-2-1 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 8

Weighted Pullups
Pyramid 1-5-1

Dumbbell Shrugs 1-2-1 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 10

Overhead Dumbbell Press 1-2-1 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 8

Cable Curls 1-2-1 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 8

Close Grip Bench 1-2-1 Tempo-
Set x 10
Set x 8



Raw Power Day-


Squats 2-2-2 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 8
Set x 6

Hamstring Curls 2-2-2 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 8
Set x 6

Negative Dips-
BW x 10
BW + Weight x 8

Negative Dip Partials-
BW x 10
BW + Weight x 8


Deadlifts-
Set x 4
Set x 3
Set x 2

Pullups Partial Pyramid-
1 to 5

Towel Pullups Partial Pyramid-
1 to 5

Machine Shrugs w/ Static Hold-
Set x 10
Set x 10

Lateral Raises 2-2-2 Tempo
Set x 10
Set x 10

Curl Bar Curl Partials 2-2-2 Tempo-
Lower Partial x 10
Lower Partial x 10
Upper Partial x 10
Upper Partial x 10

Tricep Pushdowns-
Set x 10
Set x 8

wibble
06-02-2004, 09:59 PM
Hey Chubrock, how did your surgery go by the way? Are you happy with the results? I bet it'll look a lot better when the swelling goes down, was just wondering how it is now. As for the Fullbody split 3 times a week, how long are you planning on doing it? I think you would burn out on it after a month or so...maybe not though, depends on the person I guess. My buddy was squatting 2-3 times per week and had excellent strength gains but then after about 4 weeks he hit a wall.

Chubrock
06-03-2004, 07:12 AM
Surgery went pretty good Wibble. They didn't put me to sleep, and just used lidacaine to numb me up. Apparently my body rejects most of the lidacaine, because even though they used 6 bottles, I still spent half the surgery feeling everything they were doing. Wouldn't have been so bad, if I hadn't felt them melting my skin when they cauldorized some of the blood vessels. Overall though, I am extremely happy with the results so far. It's still swollen up pretty bad, but even with the swelling, it looks 500 times better than it did. I'm ready to see what it looks like when the swelling goes down.

With regards to the fullbody split. I had been doing one for bout 5-6 weeks before the surgery. I hadn't burned myself out on that one yet, so that's why I decided to stay with the fullbody thing. Add to that the fact that I'm reeaaallly ready to lift again, and I think I'll be alright with that split.

Chubrock
06-03-2004, 03:03 PM
Well, I started looking at some pictures, and I now realize that I have been doing a Sumo Deadlift, instead of a convential deadlift. Oh well, I'll prob. continue with these but I might also throw in some convential once I heal up.

Chubrock
06-03-2004, 06:44 PM
Recovery Day 4


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Chips, Mexican Chicken Plate w/ rice and beans, didn't eat half the rice or beans

Meal 4- Buffalo Bites, Mashed Potatos

Meal 5- Eggs, Bacon, Milk


Totals-

Calories- 2032
Protein- 160grams
Carbs- 200grams
Fat- 65grams


Totals were all low except for the fat, which was way to high. Started out the day on a good note, but after I finished work, mom wanted me to go eat with her so we went to the Mexican Rest. When I got home they had good this "breakfast" dinner. High in fat and low in calories. I'm not happy with any of my diet today but it's only one day out of many.


Still a little sore and tight today. Can move a little better than before but don't wanna push myself to early. Everythings progressing good though.


Quote of the Day- "Intensity + Smart Work= Perfection"

BigNic
06-03-2004, 07:09 PM
so hows your full body split work?

Chubrock
06-03-2004, 07:23 PM
The old fullbody was 3 days a week, and looked liked this:


Squats- set x 10, set x 8, set x 6
Leg Curls- set x 10, set x 8, set x 6
Bench Press- set x 10, set x 8
Dumbbell rows or pullups- set x 10, set x 8
Shrugs- 2 sets x 10
Overhead Press- set x 10, set x 8
Cable Curls- set x 10, set x 8
Close Grip Bench- set x 10, set x 8



Overall the workout was the same except for a few changes here and there. For the month and a half I was doing it, I made some really good gains. I'm happy with the setup and plan on using it again, but in more of a goal specific way.

BigNic
06-03-2004, 07:29 PM
thats cool but you know what would make it better imho. Change your ham curls to sldl's or even conv. deadlifts. Either one will slam you hams plus you could use the lower back work as you have none in that workout. Other then that i really like it tho. Looking good bro, what kinda goals you got?

Chubrock
06-03-2004, 08:36 PM
Pretty much the last week that I lifted I started doing deadlifts, but I didn't add them in to what I typed up because I haven't done them the majority of the time.

My goal right this second is to bulk to 175lbs. After that I plan on cutting to bout 170 and then going on another slow bulk up to 190lbs. Once I get that down, I going to cut until I am single digit bodyfat. That's pretty much my overall goals at this point.

BigNic
06-04-2004, 12:20 PM
nice

Chubrock
06-04-2004, 12:33 PM
The funny thing is, the cutting is actually going to be easier for me than bulking is. My body was so used to eating next to nothing, that since I've started bulking, its been soo hard to get in my food. It seems like my life revolves around eating lol.

BigNic
06-04-2004, 05:13 PM
lol, i wish i was bulking

ryuage
06-04-2004, 05:31 PM
bulking rules! :)

Focused70
06-04-2004, 06:29 PM
Eating rules too. :)

But I hear ya.

Hi Chub. Nice journal you got. (*adds it to the stack of journals*)

Stash

Chubrock
06-04-2004, 10:57 PM
Totals for 6/4/04


Recovery Day 5


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Roasted Chicken Breast Double Meat

Meal 3- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar

Meal 4- Turkey and Ham Sub, Double Meat

Meal 5- Salmon Patties, Lite Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans


Totals:

Calories- 2564
Protein- 174grams
Carbs-297grams
Fat- 58grams


Diet today was much much better. Happy with all of my totals today.


Workout- Back, Forearms, Calfs

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Rows (weight each arm)-

70lbs x 10
80lbs x 10
90lbs x 10
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 8

These were done at a very slow pace. Form was dead on and I could really feel it in my back. This was the only back work I did, as it seemed everything else I did stretched me out way to much.


Barbell Wrist Curls-
65lbs x 10
85lbs x 10
95lbs x 10

Seated Calf Raises-
90lbs x 10
90lbs x 10


This was all I did today. It's going to come down to me finding exercises that don't cause too much stress on my stomach. I really enjoyed the iso rows and actually felt like they did my back some good. I ran out of time on the calf raises and didn't do anymore.


Tonight I attended Relay for Life. Walked for a little while, chilled with some friends, and I got to meet Charlie Lowry. She's the really hot Indian chick from American Idol. She's staying with some friends of mine that she knows really well. I must say, she is even more beautiful in person, and a really nice person at that. I ended up talking to her brother for like an hour. Really good people all around. Pretty good night tonight.



Still a little sore and tight, but def. starting to feel better. My back is starting to hurt from staying hunched over some. Tonights walk really helped out a lot though.

Thanks for all the comments guys, but I'm still actually looking forward to the cut. Oh yea, Soba welcome to my journal man. Come back soon lol.

Quote of the Day-"I'd like to take a swing at that!"

Saint Patrick
06-04-2004, 11:22 PM
mmmm.....Subway

BigNic
06-05-2004, 05:59 AM
[QUOTE=Chubrock]

Tonight I attended Relay for Life. Walked for a little while, chilled with some friends, and I got to meet Charlie Lowry. She's the really hot Indian chick from American Idol. She's staying with some friends of mine that she knows really well. I must say, she is even more beautiful in person, and a really nice person at that. I ended up talking to her brother for like an hour. Really good people all around. Pretty good night tonight.



but the important part is, Did you pork her?

Chubrock
06-05-2004, 07:50 AM
Patty- What's up man? Been awhile since you been here. Yeah, I eat Subway ALOT. I'm able to make it all fit into my totals at the end of the day, so I guess there ain't to many problems with that. At least I'm not off eating McD's Quarter Pounders and all that as my bulking food.

BigNic- HAHA, trust me man I would if I could. At one point she was dating this guy I know who's straight crazy big, but anyway man nah I didn't hit it. Woulda been nice but didn't get to. Oh well, she was still quite nice to look at.

BigNic
06-05-2004, 08:20 AM
haha maybe some other time

Chubrock
06-05-2004, 09:47 AM
HAHA yea I'll keep tellin myself that.

Focused70
06-05-2004, 04:39 PM
Hm, haven't been to a Subway in ages. Haven't been to a Quiznos ever.

I've been spoiled by real deli sammiches. heh. Maybe we should ask JeffWC to FedEx some. :)

Stash

Saint Patrick
06-05-2004, 06:41 PM
Patty- What's up man? Been awhile since you been here. Yeah, I eat Subway ALOT. I'm able to make it all fit into my totals at the end of the day, so I guess there ain't to many problems with that. At least I'm not off eating McD's Quarter Pounders and all that as my bulking food.

Yeah I've been eating subway a lot too lately. Chicken breast w/ double meat & random sauce.

Chubrock
06-05-2004, 08:28 PM
Oh heck yeah Patty. The roasted chicken breast w/ double meat is GREAT! I eat that about everyday. I've also been eating the Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich from Wendy's a lot. It has like 360 calories, twenty some grams of protein, and only 7 grams of fat. I've actually found that you can eat out some and still eat pretty healthy.

beastin v6
06-05-2004, 08:31 PM
Oh no. I ate Subway today.. and just ordered grilled chicken and threw away everything and just ate the chicken lol

Chubrock
06-05-2004, 08:56 PM
Oh man beastin, ya missin the good stuff. Try the roasted chicken double meat, it really is some great stuff man. Oh yea, great avatar!

Chubrock
06-05-2004, 09:10 PM
Recovery Day 6



Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Supremes, Fries, Tea

Meal 3- Chicken, Potato

Meal 4- Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Meal 5- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar, Nitrean, Milk


Totals-


Calories- 2516
Protein- 178grams
Carbs- 249grams
Fat- 75grams


Today was my scheduled "relaxed day." I've found that I don't really have a cheat day anymore per say. I start feeling guilty the minute I eat something that's really bad for me like the fries. I usually end up spending the rest of the cheat day trying to eat clean to make up for it. Oh well, at least its not something bad for me that I'm doing.


I'm starting to feel really good again. The soreness isn't that bad anymore, and the tightness is really starting to lessen. The swellings starting to come down a little bit, and everyday its starting to look better and better. I'm really happy with it.


Quote of the Day: "The way my days goin' I feel like diggin up BIG and Pac and sayin' **** them too"

Chubrock
06-06-2004, 07:55 PM
Recovery Day 7


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Oatmeal, Milk

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 3- Cubed Steak, Rice

Meal 4- Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips


Totals:

Calories- 2582
Protein- 171grams
Carbs- 294grams
Fat- 69grams


Totals didn't look too bad today. I didn't realize that cubed steak had as much fat in it as it does. Glad I ate fairly cleanly the rest of the day. Pretty good totals though, not too bad.


Felt good today. Not much soreness anymore and the tightness is getting less and less. The swelling is still there, but Dad said it will be around for at least a month. I've def. healed up quicker than I thought I would. I'm going to hit the tennis courts tommorow and hit a little bit with my new racquet. I just picked up a Prince Tour Diablo MP. Awesome racquet.



Quote of the Day- "The difference between winners and losers is, losers go home, winners go home and **** the prom queen."

BigNic
06-06-2004, 07:57 PM
nice diet man. I just got my nitrean a week or two ago and i love it. How you liking yours

Chubrock
06-06-2004, 08:01 PM
I'm bout finished with the entire jug, and I'll def be ordering more. I've got the chocolate right now, and I'll probably stay with that. It's def. some pretty good stuff.

BigNic
06-06-2004, 08:04 PM
ya i love it

Focused70
06-06-2004, 10:20 PM
You realize that when I finish this vat of whey that's sitting on the kitchen counter, I have to try this Nitrean shtuff that so many of you are talking about. :D

Stash

JustinF
06-07-2004, 03:47 AM
:spam:

Chubrock
06-07-2004, 08:22 AM
OMG! JustinF a present for ME? My very own can of SPAM!!!! I love this stuff! *Rips open lid and eats without heating up*

Soba man, trust me, once you start taking Nitrean you'll never go back to any other stuff. Nitrean is AWESOME!

Chubrock
06-07-2004, 09:16 PM
Recovery Day 8

Weight- 159.5
Down 3lbs from two weeks ago. I'm pretty sure its a combination of the loose skin the Doc cut off, and the fact that I've been eating just to maintain weight over the last week. Not too concerned about it because it just means I really have't lost any muscle, just loose skin.

Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Protein Plus Bar

Meal 3- 2 Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Meal 4- Buffalo Bites, Dirty Rice

Meal 5- 2 Chicken sandwiches with cheese and whole wheat bread, Milk

Meal 6- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar, OJ


Totals:

Calories- 2919
Protein- 245grams
Carbs- 313grams
Fat- 68grams


Diet today was great. Had a lot of good lean food, and my fat levels stayed down. Because of the loss in weight, it's def. time to start eatin' again.


Workout- Biceps and Triceps


Biceps-

Barbell Curls- Lower Partial
45lbs x 10
55lbs x 10
65lbs x 10

Barbell Curls- Upper Partial
45lbs x 10
55lbs x 10
65lbs x 7

Alternating Dumbbell Curls-
30lbs x 10
30lbs x 10
30lbs x 10

21 Curls-
45lbs x 1 set

Triceps-

Single Arm Reverse Grip Pushdowns-
40lbs x 10
40lbs x 10
40lbs x 10

Tricep Pushdowns-
120lbs x 10
120lbs x 10
130lbs x 10

Overhead Tricep Rope Extensions-
50lbs x 15
60lbs x 10
70lbs x 5


I burnt the hell outta my biceps and triceps today. After the workout, I couldn't even flex my arm. It was like the whole thing was numb. It was GREAT!!! Overall a pretty good workout.


Soreness and Tightness next to nothing when just walking around. When stretched out though it still really pulls. Played a little tennis today with the new racquet. Didn't run much down but still stretched it a little. Still felt pretty good overall.


Quote of the Day- "Quit bein a little bitch, buck up man"

JustinF
06-08-2004, 03:12 AM
Nice work Chubrock. Not being able to lift or flex your arms after a session rocks!

Chubrock
06-08-2004, 07:43 PM
Thank ya JustinF. Thought I'd follow your "curl jockey" ways haha.


Recovery Day 9



Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar, Milk

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 4- Spicy Chicken Sandwich no mayo, Raisans

Meal 5- Lean Beef Meatloaf, Lite Mac and Cheese, Squash

Meal 6- Chicken Sandwiches


Totals-

Calories- 2936
Protein- 207grams
Carbs-327grams
Fat- 79grams


Overall not too bad. My fat was higher than it usually is, but that comes from the Lean Beef and Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Still the totals are looking good.


No Workout Today


The only soreness or tightness I feel now is when I really tweak my body the wrong way. I still can't stretch out too much, and I don't want to push it quite yet, as I'm still worried I may tear something open. Played some more tennis today. Everything felt good except for one or two moments, and that only came when I turned wrong. Overall a good day, but a boring one as well.


Quote of the Day- "Yeeaa, I was wondering if I could get that wakeup call to go to my cell phone. I really don't know where I'll be tommorow."

beastin v6
06-08-2004, 08:30 PM
yumm : Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Nice work heh. enjoy your days off.

Chubrock
06-08-2004, 09:06 PM
Heck yea Beastin, I luv me some Subway. Yeah today was a pretty "blah" day. Didn't have anything I was supposed to do really so I just kinda layed around. Tommorow is my Chest/Shoulder day, so I'm ready to get on out there. Really lookin' forward to tommorow's session.

JustinF
06-09-2004, 08:40 AM
Thank ya JustinF. Thought I'd follow your "curl jockey" ways haha..

*sheds a tear*


:D

Focused70
06-09-2004, 08:42 AM
Hm.

Have to get a haircut this weekend so I guess I'll make a stop at the Quiznos across the street and see what all the hoopla is about. :)

Stash

Chubrock
06-09-2004, 12:07 PM
It's okay JustinF, go ahead and let it all out. Soba I dunno bout Quiznos, let me know how those subs are.

Chubrock
06-09-2004, 08:00 PM
Recovery Day 10



Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Nutri Grain Bar, Milk

Meal 3- 2 Chicken Sandwiches, OJ

Meal 4- 2 Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips

Meal 6- Raisans, Honey Maid Apple Sticks, Milk


Totals:

Calories- 3048
Protein- 226grams
Carbs- 377grams
Fat- 65grams


Today's diet was probably the best I've had since I started. All my totals were dead on. I think this may be the lowest my fat levels have been since I started this journal. The only reason the fat levels broke 60grams is because I decided I might eat something a little tasty, and ate the AppleSticks. One thing I've been thinking about, is that I was wondering if there could be any downfalls to this lower level of fat? I mean its nothing super low, but still about 30grams lower than the Recommended Daily Value. Oh well, just food for thought.



Workout- Chest and Shoulders

Chest:

Negative Dips-
BW x 10
BW x 8

Dips-
BW x 10
BW x 8

Hammer Strength Iso Wide Grip (combined weight of each side)-
90lbs x 10
110lbs x 10
130lbs x 10
150lbs x 10
170lbs x 7

Hammer Strength Iso Incline (combined weight of each side)-
90lbs x 10
110lbs x 4

I quit this lift, because I just couldn't get the right feel for the piece of equipment. I felt like I was having to start each rep from almost behind my back, and it didn't feel all that good. At this point I went to something different.

Incline Dumbbell Flyes-
25lbs each hand x 10
25lbs each hand x 10

Shoulders:

Shrugs (Machine Weight)-
300lbs (Full Stack) x 10
Stack + Two 25lb Plates x 10
Stack + Two 25lb Plates x 10

Machine Side Laterals-
60lbs x 10
70lbs x 10
80lbs x 10
90lbs x 10
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 10

Plate Raises-
45lb Plate x 10
45lb Plate x 10
45lb Plate x 10


Pretty good workout overall. Felt like I did a pretty good job working my selected body parts. I think by next week I'll be able to strap the weightbelt back on for the dips, and do some bench or something.


Everything felt good today. Still a lot of swelling, and the pain is minimal. Overall a good day.


Quote of the Day- "You say you're sorry, well hunny I agree"

BigNic
06-09-2004, 08:27 PM
nice workout and good job with ur diet bro

Chubrock
06-09-2004, 08:52 PM
Thanks man. Not some of the greatest lifts, but not too bad considering I can't stretch out too much. Everything ends up being done with pretty strict form. Guess that's a good thing though.

wibble
06-09-2004, 09:17 PM
Nice job Chubrock! As for your fat, I'd say its a little low. Why not supplement with some fish oil caps or some other source of EFAs?

Chubrock
06-10-2004, 11:21 AM
How much do these EFA's usually cost? I'm not really trying to break the bank on supplements lol.

DoUgL@S
06-10-2004, 07:24 PM
If you have access to a Costco you can get like 500 1 g caps for like $8. You cant beat that with a stick. ;) Good sessions. Keep up the good work.

Chubrock
06-10-2004, 09:13 PM
Well dang, no costco. Oh well, I'll find em somewhere I'm sure.


Recovery Day 11


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

Meal 2- Nutri Grain Bar, Balance Bar

Meal 3- Stir Fry Chicken, Rice

Meal 4- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat

Meal 5- Turkey and Ham, Double Meat

Meal 6- Turkey Sandwich, Raisans, Nutri Grain Bar



Totals-

Calories- 2914
Protein- 220grams
Carbs- 335grams
Fat- 70grams


Overall today's totals were pretty good. My family wanted to eat mexican, so I ate the healthiest stuff I could find. Ate pretty cleanly if you disregard the third meal of the day.


No Workout


Today I felt great. Got up and cut the grass, lounged around, and played some tennis this evening. I'm def. getting my motion back, but still at times I can feel it stretch. Had some great DOMS today in my chest and shoulders. I've got a Back, Forearms, and Calf workout scheduled for tommorow. I'm going to see if I can start doing pullups again.


Quote of the Day: "I went skydiving, I went Rocky Mountain Climbing, I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu."

ryuage
06-11-2004, 05:30 AM
got a samsclub around?

Chubrock
06-11-2004, 07:22 AM
Nearest one is about 45min away ryuage. Can you not buy this stuff at like walmart or gnc or somethin?

Chubrock
06-12-2004, 10:04 PM
Info. for 6/11/04


[U]Recovery Day 12


Food:


Meal 1- Oatmeal, Tuna Creations Tuna

Meal 2- Balance Bar, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 3- Spicy Chicken Filet

Meal 4- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat, Fat Free Chips, Raisans, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 5- Milk, Natty PB Sandwich

Meal 6- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Nitrean, Milk

2 Fish Oil Caplets


Totals:

Calories- 3036
Protein- 211grams
Carbs- 356grams
Fat- 80grams


Fat was a little higher than normal today. Not really concerned though, as it is still a decent level. Bought some Fish Oil Caplets today, so I started taking those. Everything looked good today for the most part. Tommorow is my "relaxed" day.


Workout- Back and Forearms

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Row (weight each side):

45lbs x 10
70lbs x 10
80lbs x 10
90lbs x 10
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 10

HS Iso Lateral Lat Pulldowns (combined weight);

90lbs x 10
110lbs x 10
130lbs x 7

Barbell Wrist Curls:

65lbs x 10
85lbs x 10
95lbs x 10


Didn't get an OK to start pull-ups, so I had to do some other stuff. I still felt like I got a good burn in my back though. Not a bad workout, but not a great one either.



Everything felt good today. Still the swelling but that doesn't bother me.


Quote of the Day: "I ain't gettin' in the back. Screw it, I'll walk"

Chubrock
06-12-2004, 10:14 PM
Info. for 6/12/04


Recovery Day 13


Food:

Today was my relaxed diet day. Didn't eat TOO much bad stuff. About the only bad things I ate were the Chicken Supremes from Bojangles, and a Gordita from Taco Bell. Everything else eaten today was extremely clean.


Totals:

Didn't add up any totals today. Pretty sure my protein levels and calorie levels were up there around normal, but I know my fat was a little higher than usual.


No Workout Today

Felt pretty good today. No pain really. I'm beginning to get used to the stretching . Swelling still evident but that's going to be around for awhile. Overall a good day.

Went to a SPL Audio Competition today. Dad has been fixing up a Mustang and is going to start showing it in regular car shows. He just ran the Stang' in the SPL for fun and to see what he was hittin'. With one 12in woofer, dad hit 140.2db. He beat out several cars and trucks with several subs. Def. not a bad showing for a car not designed to compete in these competitions.


Quote of the Day: "Ya gotta eat ya protein and ya carbs man."

Focused70
06-13-2004, 12:22 AM
:spam:

Stash

Chubrock
06-13-2004, 07:37 AM
AHHHH Yes! More SPAM!

ryuage
06-13-2004, 08:04 AM
funny how your dads one sub can outdo the other peoples vehicles who were there to compete in the sound category haha.

Chubrock
06-13-2004, 08:10 AM
Yea, we were pretty surprised as well. The only reason dad entered it was because the guys from the shop wanted to see how it hit. Dad was estatic(sp?) to say the least.

Chubrock
06-13-2004, 08:16 PM
Recovery Day 14


Food:

Meal 1- 3 slices of Bacon, Oatmeal, Banana, Milk

Meal 2- Raisans, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 3- Lean Hamburger, Hotdog, Baked Beans, Lowfat chips and salsa, Orange

Meal 4- Grilled Chicken, Nutri Grain Bar, OJ

Meal 5- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat

Meal 6- Turkey and Ham, Double Meat

2 Fish Oil Caplets

Totals:

Calories- 3250
Protein- 217grams
Carbs- 401grams
Fat- 77grams

Totals weren't that bad today. Carb levels were higher than usual as well as the calories. I kept my fat levels a little higher today, but still under the RMD. Overall not a bad day.

Today we celebrated Father's Day, because my dad will be working next weekend. I had eaten one hamburger, and I was getting ready to eat another when my mom looked at me and said "Guess how much fats in those hamburgers." The way she said it I knew it was going to be higher. She said that the ground turkey she put in them had 17grams of fat per 4oz. It kinda made me mad and I just tossed the burger back on the plate. Then I got drilled with questions of why I worry about the fat levels. My dad was like, it won't hurt you. When I responded that even though it won't hurt me, it won't help me reach my goals, my parents just looked at me. AHHHH, this junk just pisses me off sometimes. Oh well, I guess I'll have to get over it.


Pretty much no pain today except when I stretched a little too far. Swelling is still at the same level.


Quote of the Day: "Son, do you want some cheesecake? No mom, I think I'll just eat a orange."

BigNic
06-13-2004, 08:18 PM
ya i think my parents think im a faggot actually. Like sometimes ill make a comment about my symmetry or look in the mirror or whatever, and my dad just gives me these looks. He never says anything but i can tell he definetly wonders how the hell im his kid.

Chubrock
06-13-2004, 08:25 PM
HAHA yea I know exactly what ya mean. I guess maybe it's cuz' I never really took care of myself in the past, and now that I'm taking such good care, I guess they think somethings wrong with me. I'll tell ya what though, as long as I stay out of trouble, and what I'm doing is good for me, they'll learn to live with it.

BigNic
06-13-2004, 08:36 PM
Ya i used to eat whatever and i was a complete fatass. So i kno just eating **** isnt working for me, so they must be the crazy ones right? Right? LOL

Chubrock
06-13-2004, 09:43 PM
See the funny thing is, dad always talks about how he wants to lose weight, and put on some muscle, but he never listens to anything I say. I guess he's just not as serious about it as he says he is.

Chubrock
06-14-2004, 04:55 PM
Fairly good Bi and Tri workout earlier today. Post details when I get back.

Chubrock
06-14-2004, 09:04 PM
Recovery Day 15


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Two Packs of Oatmeal, Banana

Workout

Meal 2- Banana, Protein Plus Bar

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat

Meal 4- Turkey and Ham, Double Meat

Meal 5- 6oz Salmon, Baked Beans, Raisans

Meal 6- Spicy Chik Filet Sandwich, OJ

2 Fish Oil Caplets


Totals:

Calories- 3258
Protein- 232grams
Carbs- 404grams
Fat- 73grams

Totals are up because of weekly weigh in (see below). Everything looked good. I'm surprised my fats stayed as low as they did with they added 250 calories. Overall good diet today.

Weekly Weigh In: 158.5lbs- Down 1lb from last week. I don't know how in the world I lost another pound. My calories were higher last week than any other time recorded in my journal. I can't think of any reason that I lost more weight. I'm upping my calories by 250 and see how this goes.


Workout- Biceps and Triceps

Biceps:

Lower Partial Barbell Curls:
45lbs x 10
55lbs x 10
65lbs x 10

Upper Partial Barbell Curls:
45lbs x 10
55lbs x 10
65lbs x 10 (+3 reps)

Dumbbell Alternating Curls:
30lbs x 10
30lbs x 10
30lbs x 10

21 Curls:
"21s" at 55lbs (+10lbs)
"21s" at 55lbs (+10lbs)

Triceps:

One Arm Pushdowns:
40lbs each arm x 10
40lbs each arm x 10
40lbs each arm x 10

Tricep Pushdowns:
120lbs x 10
130lbs x 10 (+10lbs)
140lbs x 10 (+20lbs)
150lbs x 10 (+30lbs)

Overhead Rope Tricep Extensions:
50lbs x 15
60lbs x 10
80lbs x 5 (+10lbs)


Made some good gains on things. Even though my weight is down from last week, my strength seems to be up. Some of the gains are going to be chalked up to the fact that I can move better than last week, but still I feel that my strength has gone up. Not a bad session today, even though I didn't quite get that arm numbing burn from last week.


Felt some pain today, but that came from the fact that I had to mow the grass, and I kept getting bounced around on the lawnmower. Played some tennis today and was able to run around a little bit. I don't feel anything stretching unless I take long strides, so I just end up taking quick short strides. Overall not a bad day at all.


Quote of the Day: "Lawrence, Lawrence of what, Arabia? Only faggots and sailors are named Lawrence."

Chubrock
06-15-2004, 07:29 PM
Recovery Day 16


Food:

Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, 2 Packs of Oatmeal, Nutri Grain Bar

Meal 2- Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatos, Half a Biscuit

Meal 3- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat

Meal 4- Turkey and Ham, Double Meat

Meal 5- Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Meal 6- Turkey, Rice, Raisans

2 Fish Oil Caplets

Totals:

Calories- 3221
Protein- 248grams
Carbs- 380grams
Fat- 73grams


Today's diet was pretty good. Pretty lean foods all the way around. Calories just slightly low, but not a big deal. Happy with everything today.

Workout- Grip and Forearms

Static Hold (Machine)-
300lbs(full stack) x 60sec
300lbs + two 25lb plates x 45sec
300lbs + two 45lb plates x 21sec

Barbell Wrist Curls-
65lbs x 10
85lbs x 10
95lbs x 10
100lbs x 10


Didn't plan on working anything today, but met a friend at the gym so decided to do something besides sit around and joke with people. Just did a little work on some body parts that I don't usually work.

Overall today was pretty good. My wrap kinda hurt my stomach today, probably due to the fact that the wrap is starting to fold up on itself. It's time to get a new wrap. Didn't really feel any stretching today. We'll see how it goes tommorow during my chest workout. Swelling is still present, but not a big deal.

Seems like more and more people are coming up to me at the gym and asking me questions about my diet and workouts and all that. My dad goes to the same gym and it seems that he tells everyone that I know and endless amount of info. Luckily I can answer most people's questions, but I also told the guys today to check out this website.

Quote of the Day: "Highway to the Danger Zone, Take ya right in to the Danger Zone."

wibble
06-15-2004, 09:41 PM
Things are looking good in here man, nice workouts! I'm glad to hear the you're able to move around a little better, how long do you expect your recovery to take?

Chubrock
06-15-2004, 09:47 PM
Movements pretty good right now. Swelling probably won't be completely gone for another month maybe. I don't think I can squat or deadlift until the swelling goes down, but I don't know for sure. I still have to talk to the doc about lifting legs and doing some pullups. I'll let everybody know the timeline she expects after I talk with her.

BigNic
06-15-2004, 09:50 PM
good luck with getting that swelling down

Chubrock
06-16-2004, 08:46 AM
Thanks BigNic. I'm not really worried about the swelling, but I really want to start squatting and deadliftin' again.

Spartan936
06-16-2004, 09:12 AM
Nice progress Chubrock, good luck with the recovery. Lawrence of Arabia. lol. Wasn't that on Full Metal Jacket?

Focused70
06-16-2004, 09:29 AM
Rootin' for ya, Mr. Scotsman.

heh.

Stash

Chubrock
06-16-2004, 03:17 PM
Spartan: Thanks man and yep you are correct. One of the greatest movies of all time.

Soba: Thanks for the encouragement man.


I talked to the doc earlier today. She told me that I could squat whenever I want to!!!! She said I don't need to be using a lot of weight though, just something to keep my muscles from losing everything. I'm stoked about this. She also said I could go back to my pullups and all that. She basically cleared me for everything but situps. I've got a trip coming up Sunday to Tenn. and I'm going to start back squatting when I come back. I'm going to get back on my full body routine when I return. I just want to give my body a little bit more recovery time.


I really need some suggestions for a good squat workout that won't involve me using heavy weight and going to failure. Any ideas?

BigNic
06-16-2004, 03:20 PM
I talked to the doc earlier today. She told me that I could squat whenever I want to!!!! She said I don't need to be using a lot of weight though, just something to keep my muscles from losing everything

im gonna start telling everyone that my doc said this also. So at least my pussy squatting will have an excuse

Chubrock
06-16-2004, 03:25 PM
LOL hell your pussy squattin' is a good day for me.

Chubrock
06-16-2004, 08:13 PM
Recovery Day 17


Food:


Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, 2 Packs of Oatmeal, Banana

Meal 2- Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Nutri Grain Bar, Low Fat Chips

Meal 3- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Banana

Meal 4- Roasted Chicken Breast, Double Meat

Meal 5- Chicken Supremes, Mashed Potatos, Raisans

Meal 6- Turkey and Ham Sub, Double Meat


Totals:

Calories- 3440
Protein- 205grams
Carbs- 471grams
Fat- 81grams


Well everything except my protein was higher than usual. I know I had eaten a little more than I usually do, but I didn't realize my calories were that high. My carb levels were also extremely high. Oh well, one day won't kill me. Not too bad today.


Workout- Chest and Shoulders

Benchpress-
135lbs x 9
135lbs x 8

Negative Dips-
BW x 10
BW + 10lbs x 8

Dips-
BW x 5
BW x 7

Cable Crosses-
40lbs x 10
50lbs x 10

Hammer Strength Wide Chest (Combined Weight)-
90lbs x 10
140lbs x 10
160lbs x 10
180lbs x 6

Shrugs (Machine)-
300lbs(stack) x 10
300lbs + two 25lb plates x 10
300lbs + two 25lb plates x 10

Machine Lateral Raises-
100lbs x 10
110lbs x 10
120lbs x 10 (+10lbs)
130lbs x 10 (+20lbs)

Plate Raises-
45lb plate x 10
45lb plate x 10
45lb plate x 10

Pretty good workout today. Pretty happy that I could lay out on the bench. I didn't push myself to much, so I think I could have done more reps on my benchpress. Overall a pretty solid workout though, def. happy with it.

Also played some tennis today. Still getting used to my new racquet, but I'm starting to really hit the ball well with it.

Talked to the doc. A review of what was said can be found a couple of posts above this. Felt really good today. Great day overall.

Quote of the Day: "No lies, No sighs, I'm at a loss for words"- Underoath

wibble
06-16-2004, 08:35 PM
Nice workout man, glad to hear you can squat again! Just take it easy and try not to get overexcited. :)

Chubrock
06-16-2004, 08:43 PM
AHAHA yea wibble. I'm going to wait another week or so before squatting again. Any ideas on a workout I could do for squats without really going to failure.

BigNic
06-16-2004, 09:11 PM
if i was you id just do whatever your normal routine is and just got 2 reps lower