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mattburns
08-26-2004, 11:22 AM
I decided to start a journal on here to get feedback off people, because all i really use fitday is for my diet. to start, im 17 years of age, weigh 173lbs and am 6ft 4. here are my measurements. (in cm for accuracy)

Bicep 33 33
Forearm 30 28
Chest 106
Waist 85
Thighs 54 51
Calves 36 35
Neck 39


my goal is to reach 185 by december. i don't have access to a gym so my workouts are quite poor, u'll soon see when i post em up lol. attached are a couple of pics of me at present, i'll be posting up new pics to see how i progress and such.

im aiming for 3000-3500 calories a day and around 200g of protein, which i will achieve only by eating as im too skint right now for supplements :( ill try and post up each day with what im eating and what workout im doing.

so here's the general swing of things- my workout.

1. MONDAY (chest)
One armed DB Bench 3 x 8 25lb
Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 3 x 8 25lb
Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 3 x 8 25lb
Press ups 3 x 8

2. TUESDAY (back)
Military press 3 x 8 50lb
Upright rows 3 x 8 50lb
Dead lifts 3 x 8 50lb
Abs workout

3. WEDNESDAY
Day off

4. THURSDAY (arms)
Squats 3 x 8 50lb
Curls 3 x 8 50lb
Chin ups 3 x 8 50lb

the reason i have such low weights when im lifting is becaus ei dont really have enough weights, at thew moment that amount is testing enough but i really need some more weights.

pics of my back and arms should be coming as soon as i get my cam sorted.

mattburns
08-26-2004, 03:35 PM
followed my workout for today, felt good. straight after i had 500ml of milk with 3 eggs, some chocolate spread and some tuna.

here's my calorie intake for today
here (http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=mattbobbillburns)

GrumpyTX
08-26-2004, 03:38 PM
Stick with it. You have a good base to start with.

ryuage
08-26-2004, 04:05 PM
:withstupi

you have a really good base to build upon, keep at it and you will see results.

mattburns
08-26-2004, 04:09 PM
thanks for the comments :D :p

Alke
08-27-2004, 01:35 PM
yep, eat everything!

.....and get some more weights, I have a sport-mart at my mall and I just bought a 300lb set for 130.00 just put a little away each week and you have enough to get a good set of weights at a decent price.

Ğragons
08-27-2004, 01:40 PM
skinny lad :p

hehe gl, btw did u see the paper tonight? Bill Hemsworth, what a massive bastard :p and he competed against arny

oh yeah good luck getting big

mattburns
08-27-2004, 04:57 PM
alke: yea im gonna be saving up for some,money is short at the mo because of learning to drive and stuff, but im sure i could get some more weights soon or if not scrape up a fiver a week for the gym.

dragons: yea i saw him in the paper what a meathead lol. thanks for the encouragement.

today i did nothing lol, i wanted to workout but i decided to stick to what i've set out, plus when college starts 3 times a week shouldnt take up loads of time, would you guys say thats enough?

my diet today was a little *ahem* crap. i didnt wake up until midday because my girlfriend woke me up at 3am winging about something. so i sort of missed breakfast except i had oatmeal for at 12, then at 4 i sort of ate a pizza. i think thats why my percentage of fat is way too big today. but after that i ate a lot of protein to reach 200g +.

Heres my intake for today (http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=mattbobbillburns)

anyway i'm eating plenty, lifting errr as heavy as possible so hopefully ill see some improvement in the next few weeks/months :) oh yea i took some pics of my legs i'll av em up over the weekend. be warned they aren't pretty :eek: lol

Focused70
08-27-2004, 05:10 PM
:spam:

Pizza won't hurt you (much). :D EAT!!!

Stash

TheGimp
08-28-2004, 07:05 PM
Good luck mate.

I wouldn't say 30% of calories from fat is way too much. You should eat at least 20% in order to maintain healthy hormone production (testosterone ;)).

Working out three times a week should be fine :thumbup:

mattburns
08-29-2004, 08:34 AM
thanks for the encouragement and advice :)

yesterday was pretty poor, because i was working 9-5 i made a pack lunch of some tuna sarnies and took 2 apples with me, had oatmeal for breakfast. when i got home though i hadnt consumed many cals and my girlfriend decided to tell me we were getting a chinese. she had just come back from her holiday so i let her off and i opted for chicken chow mein with no sauce, it was ok although it didnt help me much.

so when i got home form hers i ate like 1000 cals worth of peanut butter, bananas, raisins and bacon (had no chicken lol). my diet was really carb based (50%) but today ill get back to balance.

here is yesterdays diet (http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=mattbobbillburns&Year=2004&Month=7&Day=28)

today is going ok, eating well. not seeing noticeable gains and i figured i wont for maybe a month or two however i have put on a pound or so this past week, hopefully muscle :)

rookiebldr
08-29-2004, 11:22 AM
You're correct, it takes time to see results. Take it one month at a time. I don't see any problem starting out 3 times a week. Make sure you do the big lifts those days if you can to work on the mass while you're doing this bulk. Looking good thus far. :)

mattburns
08-30-2004, 06:01 AM
cheers :)

yesterday was a big carb day, i ended up 3000 cals 60% of it carbs :eek: but today im more on track.

did my chest workout about an hour ago
One armed DB Bench 3 x 8 25lb
Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 3 x 8 25lb
Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 3 x 8 25lb
Press ups 3 x 8

it felt v.good and straight after i had 70g protein. starting college again next week i just hope i can maintain my diet because its going pretty good atm.

heres what ive eaten.

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole
Sugar, raw 1 teaspoon
john west tuna 139 gram
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespn
rice in 5 1 serving
Chicken Pie, 0.75 serving
Pork and beef sausage 8 oz, cooked
Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
Cake, sponge, chocolate, with icing 0.75 piece

Total Calories 3342 f-133 c-374 p-172

not so good again but on the up side i get paid tomorrow so i can buy some protein powder. however the workout went well and im feeling pretty pleased atm :D :clap:

mattburns
08-30-2004, 05:42 PM
http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/image.asp?Handler=PublicDayRangeCache&Type=CalorieBreakdown

just trying to see if this pie chart works showing green= fat, blue = carbs and red =protein.

never mind. :bang:

mattburns
08-31-2004, 04:53 PM
31st August 2004

Workout

Military press 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Upright rows 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Dead lifts 3 x 8 (50lbs)

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 5 cup
Sugar, raw 3 teaspoon
Egg, whole, raw
Chicken, breast 6.5 oz, boneless, cooked
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Beef sausage, NFS 6 oz, cooked
pasta stuff 1 serving
Crumpet, toasted 2 large (4-1/2" dia)
Jams and preserves 2 tablespoon
Total Calories 3499 f-143 c-371 p-188

Supplements

multivitamin

Notes

workout went well, need some more weights as i added 10lbs to above exercises since last week. diet was a bit poor at the end but only because of the crappy sausages, well i though considering they were meat i would be ok but i guess the fat content of them was too high due to the processed meat and such. i noticed some more width in my forearms today, maybe a little premature but i did notice. things are going good :)

Ğragons
09-01-2004, 10:58 AM
why dont u just get yerself to the gym, flex is so cheap dude.

your workouts would start being 1337

ryuage
09-01-2004, 11:51 AM
looking good matt, keep hitting the weights and pound down that food!

TheGimp
09-01-2004, 02:08 PM
Nice progress!

mattburns
09-01-2004, 04:18 PM
why dont u just get yerself to the gym, flex is so cheap dude.

your workouts would start being 1337

i know its cheap but really im so skint its not funny lol, plus my bird nags at me enough. but when i get back to college im going to have a look at my rota and the hours i'll be working then ill sort out what days and for how long ill be able to hit the gym. plus method of transport is a gonna rip me too, my drivin test aint for a month and i aint ridin my bike over there lol.

ill sort it soon :)

mattburns
09-01-2004, 04:30 PM
thanks gimp and ryuage :D

1st September 2004

Workout

none

Diet
:(
granola bar 1 serving
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 3 cup
Pork and beef sausage 2 link, cooked
Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
Peanut butter 3 tablespoon
Apple juice 1 cup
Potatoes, boiled 7 potato, (2-1/2" dia, sphere)
BANQUET Chicken Pot Pie, frozen entree 1 package yield
Pizza with meat, thin crust 2 piece
frikadellen 1 serving
EDIT: tuna 140g
Total Calories 2987 f-110 c-412 p-102 now 145

Supplements
Multivitamin

Notes

today was utter ****. due to unforseen problems wthis morning, lets just say they start with 'w' and end in 'omen' i missed breakfast and almost lunch i hardly ate anything this morning and then i had to go to my girlfriends for tea which was a chicken pie and potatoes. did very badly today. im going to go stuff my face with tuna and chicken because my protein intake for today is pathetic. i need some protein powder definetely.

anyhoo its arms day tomorrow :D

BIG C
09-01-2004, 09:59 PM
Journal looking good. Good luck with your goals! :thumbup:

Ğragons
09-02-2004, 06:47 AM
lol respect on 400+ g of carbs, are ya putting any muscle on yet? or weight?

oh and .. i ride from walney to the gym ;p suck it. lazy ass, altho it'll prolly be bad for u to do it, coz ull lose a bunch of cals ;P

mattburns
09-02-2004, 11:16 AM
ouch yea that would kill me on the cals prob, plus ill be biking it to college probably.

lol at the 400g of carb, one day i ate 500+ but that was mostly crap, its the protein im finding hard to get up to 200 or so grams, im gonna get sum 90+ from pastures new soon.

its hard to say yet on the weight, ive put on a pound since last week, not sure if its muscle or not, but funnily enogh my abs are getting more defined, it could be due to the fact that the fat i consume is now healthy and i cut the crap out of my diet.

will post todays entry tonight :)

mattburns
09-02-2004, 04:34 PM
2nd September 2004

Workout

Squats 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Curls 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Chin ups 3 x 8 (BW)

Diet

Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 3 cup
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Bread, white 2 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Beef steak, fried, lean and fat eaten 6 oz, boneless, cooked
Mushrooms, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt 8 mushroom
White potato, french fries, 20 steak cut/dinner fries
Oats 1 cup
Margarine, tub, salted 1.5 tablespoon
cracker bread 4 serving
Sugar, raw 4 teaspoon

Total Calories 3199 f-134 c-329 p-180

Supplements

Multivitamin

Notes

Today was pretty good, the squats hit me hard i have very weak legs. the workout felt good and things are going well except for my protein intake, i dont think its enough so definetely next week ill be aided by a protein poweder to take me 200+ each day.

TheGimp
09-02-2004, 05:55 PM
Diet's looking good. If you're still in the region of 173 lbs then 180g of protein should be fine.

mattburns
09-03-2004, 10:26 AM
3rd September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 2.75 cup
Sugar, raw 2 teaspoon
Chicken, breast 6 oz,
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer)
cracker bread 4 serving
Cheese, cream 0.5 tablespoon
Rice, fried, meatless
Chicken, breast 12 oz,
Total Calories 3006 f-116 c-259 p-229

Supplements

multivitamin

Notes

this is my journal for today as of 5pm as i'm at my girlfriends tonight, adnd going to the trafford centre tomorrow so ill probly use that as a cheat day. ate a lot of protein so far, but im sure tonight ill end up consuming a fair amount of carbs and fat. anyhoo things are going good. :)

edit: would anyone say that the egg fried rice and chicken with a smidge of black bean sauce was a good thing to eat from the chinese? i figured rice and chicken cant be too bad...

mattburns
09-05-2004, 05:35 PM
5th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Bread, white 5 regular slice
Canadian bacon, cooked 6 slice
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Citrus fruit juice drink 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Banana, raw 3 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Baked beans, NFS 1 cup
Chicken, leg (drumstick and thigh),
Potatoes, mashed, home-prepared, whole milk added 1 cup
Carrots, raw 1 large (7-1/4" to 8-1/2" long)
Gravy, brown, dry 4 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 4 cup
cracker bread 6 serving
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Cheese, cream 0.5 tablespoon
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Cake, lemon, with icing piece
Total Calories 3257 f-115 c-404 p-163

Notes

a little low on protein today and high in crappy foods. at least i have something to look forward too... chest day tomorrow :D on a side note my cheat day or so to speak yesterday ended up as 3445 calories 120g fat 469g carbs 142g protein which i suppose isnt too bad considering. still need to be hitting my protein at 200+...

BIG C
09-05-2004, 06:23 PM
Looks like your bulk is going well.

Keep it up!!

TheGimp
09-06-2004, 05:47 AM
Yeah, certainly getting the calories in :thumbup:

mattburns
09-06-2004, 05:00 PM
6th September 2004

Workout

Bench 3 x 8 (25lbs)
Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press (50lbs)
Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover (50lbs)
Press ups 3 x 8 (BW)

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 6 cup
Egg, whole, raw 2 large
john west tuna 280 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Sugar, raw 8 teaspoon
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Honey 1 tablespoon
Citrus fruit juice drink 1 cup (8 fl oz)
rice with veg 1 serving
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Peanuts, dry roasted, salted 100g
Total Calories 3721 f-156 c-400 p-202

Supplements

Multivitamin

Notes

workout was awesome, really felt good but ill be increasing the weight very soon. diet was pretty good all clean foods i had a bit of a protein gorge with 100g of peanuts then a can of tuna washed down with a pint of milk, i like this eating malarky its alright :D

p.s thanks for the kind words and encouragement!!

p.p.s 177lbs! 2lbs in 2 weeks :)

TheGimp
09-07-2004, 02:53 AM
2lbs in 2 weeks is bang on target, good work. Keep it up :D

mattburns
09-07-2004, 05:12 PM
7th September 2004

Workout

Military press 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Upright rows 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Dead lifts 3 x 8 (50lbs)

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole
Sugar, raw 6 teaspoon
Honey 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 3 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast, 10 oz,
Pork, fresh, belly, raw 4 oz
Orange juice, NFS 1 cup
Milk, chocolate, NFS 1 fl oz
Citrus fruit juice drink 2 cup (8 fl oz)
noodle snack 1 serving
john west tuna 140 gram
Total Calories 3810 f-144 c-433 p-207

Notes

workout was quality, the rows really hit me but i reckon i could increase the deadlift weight a fair bit but im too bloody skint to buy more weights. diet was ok, a lot of fat in the belly pork and not much protein but...

anyhoo things are going good, gimp thanks for the encouragement it means a lot :) lets hope i keep progressing :D

mattburns
09-08-2004, 05:00 PM
8th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole
Chicken, breast, 5 oz
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Beer 38.43 fl oz
Salmon, steamed or poached 5 oz, boneless, cooked
Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked
Peanut butter 4 tablespoon
Apple, raw 1 medium
Citrus fruit juice drink 1.75 cup (8 fl oz)
Cheese, NFS 2 cubic inch
Egg, whole, raw 1 large

Total Calories 3390 f-99 c-387 p-176

Notes

i *ahem* seem to have gone to the pub and although i didnt take any money my mate decided to buy me a pint or two... so that was a little crap but my diet was fairly ok for the day didnt really have a lunch there was an hour gap between breakfast and lunch so i was a bit stuffed. protein is a lil bit low again but ill have to wait til payday for sum protein powder. anyhoo arms day tomorrow :D

Ğragons
09-08-2004, 06:23 PM
bit of beer wont harm :p give ya some nice carbs and str8 to yer stomach tho ;p

mattburns
09-09-2004, 05:05 PM
9th September 2004

Workout

Squats 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Curls 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Chin ups 3 x 8 (BW)

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole
Chicken, breast 3 oz
Egg, whole, raw 1 large
Egg, whole, fried 2 large
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
breaded chicken 325 gram
Bread, white 1 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 1 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 0.25 cup (8 fl oz)
Oats 0.8 cup
Sugar, raw 6 teaspoon
Total Calories 3692 f-145 c-421 p-187

Notes

not a bad day, just had to eat another bowl of oats to top up the low carbs cos i was only on 300 or so. the calories are pretty high again but i can't really avoid that im not bothered either the more the better as long as i dont stray too far away.

my workout went very well the squats are feeling great and the curls are good too. im maybe gonna do sum ab work tomorrow because i didnt do any last week and although it isnt one of my top priorities i would like to improve my abs then cut and gt a nice belly :p

p.s dragons lest hope not cos its my mates 18th on sat and i reckon ill be havin a few more than 2 pints :D

TheGimp
09-10-2004, 05:50 AM
Man that's a lot of calories :burger:

mattburns
09-10-2004, 05:38 PM
10th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 5 cup
Raisins 0.75 cup
Ham salad sandwich 1.25 sandwich
Peanut butter 2 tablespoon
Banana, raw 3 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long
Chicken, breast, 2 oz
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 2 cup
Curry sauce 1 cup
Pastry, puff 1 pastry
granola bar 1 serving
double decker 0.5 serving
choc curls 7 serving
Citrus fruit juice drink 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Chicken, thigh roasted, skin not eaten 2 large thigh

Total Calories 4107 f-140 c-540 p-182

Notes

i think i over ate a little... lol anyhoo i ate some crap towards the end of the night at my girlfriends i just couldnt turn down the chocolate after all week being pretty good, it wasnt as nice as it used to be though strangely. my protein is looking ok i just really hit the carbs a bit today and i didnt have any time for my ab workout.

good news though i got my timetable for college and i have mondays off which will be pretty useful for me.

p.s gimp if yesterday was a lot of calories... i think i definetely ate too much today :D

mattburns
09-12-2004, 06:08 PM
12th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

saturday= Total Calories 3639 f-91 c-393 p-146

today= Total Calories 2654 f-91 c-350 p-120

Notes

two poor days. saturday i didnt eat well because of work and when i came in i rushed my tea followed by me gettinga bit too drunk, i think because i havent drank properly in maybe a month or two and the fact i didnt eat much made me worse. a thousand of saturdays calories were from alcohol :(

today i felt worse for wear and as a result i drank a lot of water in the morning until work at 10 i did very poorly especially on the protein. im feeling better so tomorrow ill be back on track eating properly and doing my chest workout :)

p.s my weight is now 178lbs weighed as of 12am today compared to last tuesday 177lbs (also weighed at 12am)

mattburns
09-13-2004, 11:03 AM
13th September 2004

Workout

Bench 4 x 8 (25lbs)
Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 4 x 8 (50lbs)
Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 4 x 8 (25lbs)
Press ups 4 x 8 (BW)

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 4 cup
Egg, whole, raw 2 large
Banana, raw 2 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Honey 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast 8 oz
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 4 oz,
Lamb liver, cooked 6 oz, cooked
Potatoes, mashed, home-prepared, whole milk added 0.5 cup
Mushrooms, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt 3 mushroom
Cheese sandwich 1 sandwich
Citrus fruit juice drink 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 0.5 cup (8 fl oz)
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon

Total Calories 3284 f-112 c-315 p-258

Notes

will edit to full values tonight i just thought i'd write this while i had the chance. today was good my chest workout went well i did 4 sets instead of 3 because i felt the need to increase it as i wasnt too tired.

my diet was good most particularly my tea because i ate steak and liver :D. im in a bit of a predicimant at the moment too as tomorrow ill be able to earn enough cash to buy either a couple of weeks worth of protein powder which will come in handy for college or buy some more weights for my barbell (2 x 10kg discs) which would any of you say is more imprtant? should i get the weights and just eat the best i can? or get the powder and increase my sets and do my best for the next month?

my weights fluctuated a bit today too :S im at 176/177 atm but thats all better than 173 when i started eh :)

ryuage
09-13-2004, 11:06 AM
if you dont have sufficient weights (you're already outgrowing them) get the weights, but get the protein if you need it... otherwise you could just eat more food no sweat.

mattburns
09-13-2004, 04:48 PM
ive edited todays entry to update the diet. im happy with today a good amount of calories and a very good amount of protein followed by a decent workout. the only downfall was before i spent 10 minutes sprinting after my girlfriends dog through gauze bushes down tummer hill (dragons knows where i mean lol) he nearly got ran over twice but i caught him, and was duely awarded :p

ive decided to get the weights, like you said ryuage i can always eat more and i really need to be hitting the weights hard. thanks for helping. anyways college starts again tomorrow ive just made a weeks worth of tuna sandwich filling :D

rookiebldr
09-13-2004, 05:57 PM
It's good to be able to progress up on the weights when you can. Esp. when you can get other foods to meet your requirements. Good choice.

mattburns
09-14-2004, 06:13 AM
14th September 2004

Workout

Dead lifts 4 x 8 (50lbs)
Military press 4 x 8 (50lbs)
Behind Neck Press 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Upright rows 4 x 8 (50lbs)


Diet

Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 2 cup
Oats 1 cup
Raisins 1 small box (1.5 oz)
Chicken, breast 6 oz
Bread, white 2 large slice
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
Honey 1 tablespoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Egg, whole, raw 2 large
Peanut butter 3 tablespoon
rice with veg 1 serving
Shrimp scampi 1 cup
Honey Crunch Corn Flakes, Kellogg's 1 cup
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Total Calories 3866 f-150 c-435 p-208

Notes

this is what i did to my workout today
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/coomunist_wannabe/own3d.gif
amid some confusion between military ad behind the neck press i have decided to try both and it felt good, they both hit different spots and im happy.

on a down side my college messed up my hours which means now i have a 3hr gap on tuesdays from 11-2 so ill have to come home and do my workout then go back over.

thanks rookiebldr i think ill benefit from the new weight a lot, i should be getting it on thursday or friday :)

diet was good today. happy all round :cool:

mattburns
09-15-2004, 04:57 PM
15th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
Oats 0.8 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 4 cup
Bread, white 5 regular slice
john west tuna 80 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
granola bar 1 serving
Peanut butter 2 tablespoon
Lasagna with meat, whole wheat noodles 1.5 piece (1/8 of 7" x 12", approx 3-1/2" x 4")
Citrus fruit juice drink 2 cup (8 fl oz)
noodle snack 0.8 serving
Raisins 0.3 cup

Total Calories 3374 f-115 c-459 p-145

Notes

quite a low protein day. im very tired due to college and need some rest. its arm day tomorrow something to look forward to i just hope i have enough time to fit it in with college i may have to re-schedule my split.

SW
09-15-2004, 05:52 PM
So.....how's the cutting going?.............;) That's a whole lota calories goin' on, goin' on at burn's house!! Like my song?

SW
09-15-2004, 05:55 PM
So...............how's the cutting going?............. ;) There's a whole lota calories goin' on, goin' on at burn's hoooouse! Like my song?

Oh yeah, and I like the bulking!

mattburns
09-16-2004, 09:45 AM
So...............how's the cutting going?............. ;) There's a whole lota calories goin' on, goin' on at burn's hoooouse! Like my song?

Oh yeah, and I like the bulking!

lol. yes your song is awesome.

well i seem to be making progress ive put on about 3 lbs in the past 3 weeks or so my chest has improved a lil bit when i look at it, but im not planning on reviewing myself properly with measurements and pics for a month or two yet so by then hopefully i will be able to see a clear improvement. if i dont im buggered haha.

mattburns
09-16-2004, 11:26 AM
16th September 2004

Workout

Squats 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Curls 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Chin ups 3 x 8 (BW)

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 3 cup
Bread, white 5 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Apple, raw 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
granola bar 1 serving
Pear, raw 1 small pear (approx 3 per lb)
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Chicken, breast, 11 oz
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1.5 cup (8 fl oz)
Ice cream, NFS 1 medium scoop 133
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Raisins 1 miniature box (.5 oz)

Total Calories 3489 f-111 c-364 p-262

Notes

I have no idea how i had so much protein today lol, must have been the chicken. im very happy with today the workout was good and ive noticed that although im not cutting and not really doing ab work i can see my obliques a fair bit which is nice lol.

getting the weights tomorrow, i know i can lift a lot more, maybe not on the curls but definetely everything else.

mattburns
09-17-2004, 05:17 PM
17th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 2 cup
Apple, raw 2 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
Pear, raw 1 small pear (approx 3 per lb)
granola bar 1 serving
Bread, white 6 large slice
Peanut butter 3 tablespoon
john west tuna 100 gram
Pasta, corn, cooked 1 cup
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Duck, pressed, Chinese 0.75 cup, diced, cooked
Rice, fried, meatless 1 cup
Shrimp, steamed or boiled 20 prawn
Bread, batter 1 regular slice
White potato, french fries, from frozen, deep fried 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3221 f-108 c-421 p-152

Notes

had a very long day today. college from 9-5 and then work from 5-9pm, i managed to preapre the night before and made pasta, snadwiches and fruit for my dinner/tea but by the time i came home i was still starving, i had a chinese waiting for me and i couldnt resist, i had battered king prawns but i took the batter off em all after i felt the fat ooze out of the first 1 lol. i also had duck with egg fried rice and some chips but my diet didnt workout to bad.

noticed an improvement in my lats today whilst being vain, gonna weigh myself at my dads cos his scales r more reliable, on his last week i was 181 so ill see if ive changed on his or not.

Alke
09-17-2004, 09:31 PM
cow fluid? I hope you mean milk LOL

congrats on getting some weights and getting the weight up for the bulk!

mattburns
09-19-2004, 05:10 PM
18th/19th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Saturday

Calories- 3226 f-128 c-361 p-165


Sunday

Calories- 3577 f-146 c-366 p-209

Notes

saturday was somewhat of a cheat day as i had a chinese but all i had was half a chow mein and a load of egg fried rice. today was pretty good considering i only ate two bloody meals. i slept at my girlfriends and didnt wake til 12 so we had breakfast/lunch then and i had work 1-6.

at 7 we went for a meal where i ate half a chicken :D i had to eat quite a lot to make up for the lost meal and i grabbed a load of fruit too just before when i came in because my carbs were low and i have a BIG workout tomorrow using the new weight i purchased so i could have done with more for energy.

p.s yep alke i meant milk lol. cows fluid dont sound too appealing. :p

mattburns
09-20-2004, 07:36 AM
20th September 2004

Workout

One arm DB Bench 1 x 6 2 x 8 (45lbs)
Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 3 x 8 (45lbs)
Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 3 x 8 (60lbs)
Press ups 3 x 8 (BW)


Diet

Oats 0.75 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 3 cup
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Chicken, breast 10 oz
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Honey 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Cottage cheese, farmer's 0.5 cup
Snacks, rice cakes, brown rice, corn 2 cake
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 6 oz,
White potato, french fries, from frozen, oven baked
Mushrooms, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt 5 mushroom
Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Orange, raw 1 medium (2-5/8" dia)
Bread, Boston Brown 2 slice
Egg salad 0.2 cup

Total Calories 3809 f-141 c-376 p-269

Notes

had my first workout with the big weight increase today, added 20lbs to each exercise and i feel like i could still lift more on the incline DB press so next week ill knock it up another 5 or 10.

diet today although im only half into it is good. had a good post workout meal but im a bit hungry so i might go grab some fruit. i will update fully later tonight.

also today i was sick of seeing my weight on my ****ty £5 scales fluctuate like mad, i know it isnt precise at all so i decided to put it in the loft and go by the mirror, weighing myself once a week on my dads more accurate electronic scales. on the mirror point im noticing some improvement most definetely in my back and my chest, im loving it :D been going for maybe 3-4 weeks now i hope that in another months time i will have made even more improvement. im not posting more pics until im a definite 185.

update: ate a shed load of protein today im pretty happy with the whole day training wise roll on tomorrow :D

TheGimp
09-20-2004, 11:35 AM
Congrats on noticing improvements!

mattburns
09-20-2004, 05:00 PM
thanks gimp :D

it means a lot to get feedback from the members of this board :)

mattburns
09-21-2004, 10:45 AM
21st September 2004

Workout

Dead lifts 3 x 8 (70lbs)
Military press 3 x 8 (70lbs)
Behind Neck Press 3 x 8 (70lbs)
Upright rows 3 x 8 (70lbs

Diet

Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 4 cup
Oats 0.75 cup
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast 6 oz
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Honey 1 tablespoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Bread, white 2 large slice
Couscous, cooked 3 cup, cooked
Fish stick, patty, or fillet, NS as to type, baked or broiled 3 stick
Baked beans, NFS 0.5 cup
cracker bread 4 serving
Margarine, tub, salted 3 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 0.4 cup (8 fl oz)
Cake, fruit cake, light or dark, holiday type cake 2 cubic inch
Tea, leaf, presweetened with sugar 8 fl oz

Total Calories 3831 f-132 c-482 p-189

Notes

today was very good :hump: i enjoyed the workout even though the last set of military presses killed me.

ate too much fat but i couldnt turn down the cake from my girlfriends nanna, i only ate a lil bit tho. my triceps are pretty sore probably from the behind the neck press. i need some sleep zzzzzzzz

mattburns
09-22-2004, 11:30 AM
22nd September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Bread, white 8 large slice
Peanut butter 3 tablespoon
Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 2 cup
john west tuna 60 gram
granola bar 1 serving
Jams and preserves 1 tablespoon
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 2.5 cup
Chicken curry
Turkey, light meat, cooked, skin eaten 4 oz, boneless, cooked
Cottage cheese, farmer's 0.5 cup
Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled 1 large egg
Bread, Boston Brown 2 slice
Scone, with fruit 0.5 scone
Jams and preserves 0.5 tablespoon
Margarine, tub, salted 1 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll

Total Calories 3869 f-123 c-502 p-195

Notes

i had a dental appointment today, for the first time in my life i've got to have some fillings, not metal ones mined but i think they fill it with enammel. i asked my dentist what i can do to prevent this and told him what i eat regularly, all he suggested was laying off the granola bars as snacks and sticking to savoury foods as a mid meal snack to make sure my teeth only have limited 'sugar attacks'. so it looks like ill cut out the granola bars and eat more fruit or maybe eat rice cakes as mid meal snacks.

edit: managed to eat some more :D not a bad day all in all

TheGimp
09-22-2004, 04:10 PM
More fruit is always good :)

I haven't been to the dentist in years :(

mattburns
09-22-2004, 04:32 PM
i get reminded evry 6 months but soon ill be 18 and i know i'll forget. i was really shocked when he said i needed fillings because i'd never had a single problem before in my life, im just gonna watch my added sugar intake from now on.

u should go for a check up, but from what i see on your journal your diet is clean as a whistle :D

mattburns
09-23-2004, 06:56 AM
23rd September 2004

Workout

Squats 2 x 8 (60lbs) 1 x 8 (70lbs)
Curls 3 x 6 (60lbs)
Chin ups 3 x 8 (BW)


Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Sugar, raw 4 teaspoon
Bread, white 3 large slice
john west tuna 50 gram
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Pear, raw 1 medium pear (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Chicken, breast 8 oz
Egg, whole, raw 1 large
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 5 cup
Smoked sausage, pork 1 link, cooked (4" long)
Carrots, raw 1 large (7-1/4" to 8-1/2" long)
Rice, fried, meatless 1.5 cup
Chicken, breast 4 oz

Total Calories 3933 f-137 c-405 p-273

Notes

managed to up my curl to 60 now, i tried 70 but i couldn't even do 1 clean, so i've stuck to 3 sets of 6. The squats were very good i enjoyed them, although i know i can lift more, each week ill gradually increase and soon enough i should be at about 100.

i'm also going to get my diving belt out and use that for weighted chin ups, which will sure push me.

i ended up having two tea's because after work my girlfriends mum greeted me with another meal, which is always good :) consumed a lot of protein today in comparison to most others but it can't hurt. im very happy with my progress thus far.

BIGBRI
09-23-2004, 07:19 AM
nice work matt...looking strong bro

mattburns
09-24-2004, 05:18 PM
24th September 2004

Workout

none cos i was too lazy to do abs :whip:

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 1 Guideline amount per cup of hot cereal
Sugar, raw 4 teaspoon
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 3 cup (8 fl oz)
seeded bread roll 2 serving
john west tuna 60 gram
Banana, raw 3 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Pear, raw 1 medium pear (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
tracker 2 serving
Chili con carne with beans 1 cup
Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked 2 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 3 cup
Cheese, NFS 2 cubic inch
Egg salad sandwich 0.5 sandwich
Bread, Boston Brown 2 slice

Total Calories 4115 f-109 c-619 p-182

Notes

erm... i appear to have eaten 619 grams of carbs somehow, i guess it was the bread and rice, apart from that i could say my diet for today is ok. was planning on doing abs when i got in from college but my home network messed up and i had to sort it out for my sister.

was sort of planning a cheat day tomorrow and by that i mean my girlfriend wants to order a pizza, i don't really want to but she eats a lot of crap and im forever turning down food off her. going to weigh myself at my dads tomorrow.

p.s thanks bri :)

mattburns
09-26-2004, 05:30 PM
25th/26th September 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Saturday
Totals 3297 f-111 c-404 p-172

Sunday
Totals 3296 f-140 c-345 p-174


Notes

Both days were quite rubbish diet wise, worked both days ate a pizza saturday and today i had fish and chips. I did however take off all the batter on the fish and pat down both the chips and fish with kitchen roll, its unbelievable how greasy it was i didn't want to eat it at one point but i was pretty damn hungry. i think my fat content for today is way too high.

chest day tomorrow :D:D

mattburns
09-27-2004, 08:32 AM
27th September 2004

Workout

One arm DB Bench 3 x 8 (45lbs)
Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 3 x 8 (45lbs)
Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 3 x 8 (65lbs)
Press ups 3 x 8 (BW)


Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 4 cup
Banana, raw 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Egg, whole, raw 4 large
Honey 1 tablespoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast 10 oz
gammon joint 1 serving
Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
noodle snack 0.8 serving
Orange juice, NFS 1 cup
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Raisins 1 small box (1.5 oz)
organic rice cakes 50 gram

Total Calories 3965 f-140 c-426 p-259

Notes

chest workout went very well i upped the incline db press by 5 lbs, and i feel pretty good.

didnt eat much carbs but its only 11ish so ill probably have a snack soon, im planning on not getting too much sleep tonight ot make sure tomorrow night i will sleep easy as i have my driving test at 9:37am :(

EDIT: had a little snack just now, sum rice cakes and raisins with a glass of milk which sorts my day out :)

BIG C
09-27-2004, 09:12 AM
Nice workout and great journal!! :thumbup:

mattburns
09-27-2004, 04:18 PM
cheers Big C :D

mattburns
09-28-2004, 06:13 AM
28th September 2004

Workout

Dead lifts 2 x 8 1 x 10 (70lbs)
Military press 3 x 8 (70lbs)
Behind Neck Press 3 x 8 (70lbs)
Upright rows 3 x 8 1 x 10 (70lbs)


Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Sugar, raw 3 teaspoon
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Banana, raw 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 5 cup
Egg, whole, raw 4 large
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast, 6 oz
Bread, white 2 large slice
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Chicken or turkey chow mein or chop suey with noodles 1 cup
Pasta, corn, cooked 2 cup
White potato, french fries, from frozen, deep fried 1 small fast food order

Total Calories 3533 f-131 c-392 p-202

Notes

had a good workout today im feeling very confident with my progress, i got my scales down from the loft and compared to about 10 weeks ago where i was 173, i am now 179 from the past 6-7 weeks of training :) things are looking good but im still a skinny bugger lol. once i reach 185 im going to set myself a bigger goal and hopefully get enough money to go to the gym.

im also crapping my pants right now, driving test tomorrow and im nervous as anything. :( update: spent the last few hours tearing my house a part like a madman looking for my driving license counterpart, whithout it i wouldn't have been able to take my test.

updated food and im off to bed for a good kip :), just going to get some warm milk.

mattburns
09-29-2004, 03:45 AM
I failed.

no entry for today.

BIG C
09-29-2004, 08:53 AM
Don't call it "failure", call it "recovery". Everyone needs a break!

mattburns
09-29-2004, 04:39 PM
na i failed my driving test lol. thanks for support tho i was just feeling a bit down before, not just because i failed but because of the time and money it will take me to hopefully pass next time.

heres the values of what i ate today anyways. i had fish and chips, and some other crappy stuff... felt ****ty when i got in so i had some salmon and a pint of milk

Totals 3370 f-143 c-347 p-183

mattburns
09-30-2004, 11:11 AM
30th September 2004

Workout

Squats 2 x 8 (60lbs) 1 x 8 (70lbs)
Curls 3 x 6 (60lbs)
Chin ups 3 x 8 (BW)

Diet

Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Bread, white 6 large slice
john west tuna 130 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 4 cup
Chicken, breast, 6 oz
breaded chicken 175 gram
Egg, whole, raw 2 large

Total Calories 3298 f-111 c-377 p-207

Notes

workout was good, might change it up a lil bit next week with maybe a new exercise or try doing my chins with my diving belt on. im also going to raise my squats by 5-10lbs a week.

diet is fine im still hungry so i guess today ill be topping 4000 again... lol. cant hurt :clap:

BIG C
09-30-2004, 05:29 PM
What is john west tuna? Just a brand name?

mattburns
10-01-2004, 10:02 AM
yea its a pretty good brand, i made it a custom food because the nutritional composition of tuna on fitday didnt do it justice.

mattburns
10-02-2004, 10:58 AM
1st October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Oats 0.8 cup
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 0.5 cup (8 fl oz)
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb
Bread, white 7 large slice
john west tuna 130 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Custard 0.25 cup
Vodka 3 jigger
Chicken, breast, 6 oz
Pizza with meat, thin crust 1 small pizza (8" dia)
meat feast pizza 0.6 serving
Beer 12 fl oz
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Meat pie, NFS 1 piece (1/6 of pie)
Chicken or turkey pot pie 0.3 pie (8" dia)
Peas, from fresh, creamed 0.75 cup

Total Calories 4584 f-148 c-498 p-227

Notes

went to a party, managed to monitor my drinking a fair amount i must have turned down five or six drinks, however the damage on the day was still done. I had two portions of pie and peas, i figured it couldnt hurt and maybe it would soak up some alcohol.

i need to stop putting off the ab workouts and need to find a weekly slot for them, but at the moment they seem to be getting a workout via my other workouts.

TheGimp
10-02-2004, 11:04 AM
Good work on moderating your drinking.

mattburns
10-02-2004, 05:19 PM
2nd October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Crumpet, toasted 2 large (4-1/2" dia)
Margarine, tub, salted 2 tablespoon
Jams and preserves 2 tablespoon
Tea, leaf, presweetened with sugar 8 fl oz
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer)
chicken curry with pilau rice 1 serving
Chicken, breast 8 oz
Yogurt, plain, nonfat milk 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Chicken or turkey chow mein or chop suey with noodles 1 cup
Peanuts, dry roasted, salted 0.675 cup
Citrus fruit juice drink 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Ice cream, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3714 f-172 c-337 p-222

Notes

ate waaaaay too much fat today, a lot of which was saturated. the microwave meal im sticking clear of, this is the first one ive had in a month or two and it was a bit crap, full of fat and it didnt taste very nice either if i wern't in such a rush i would have binned it.

Gimp: cheers im usually one of those people that once they begin drinking don't know when to call it a day, i managed to stay relatively sober although i thought i would have got drunk off the first pint seeing how clean my diet has been.

weight is now a steady 180 :D

staggard
10-02-2004, 08:48 PM
Good luck man!

mattburns
10-03-2004, 10:54 AM
3rd October 2004

Workout

Leg rises on the chin up bar 3 x 10
Raised leg crunches 3 x 10
Knees up crunches 3 x 10

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
rice in 5 1 serving
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 2.5 cup
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 9 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only
savoury rice 130 gram
noodle snack 0.75 serving
Olive oil 1 tablespoon

Total Calories 3361 f-94 c-443 p-188

Notes

managed to finally do an ab workout, it was ok but nothing special. on the diet front it is my sisters bday and instead of eating a KFC and cake, i ate rice and steak :D my fat intake has been low today so if it stays this way after ive eaten a meal at my girlfriends ill have a tbsp of olive oil or something before bed. chest workout tomorrow im going to up my weights by 5lbs :)

Staggard: cheers mate :)

edit: upped the fat a little, 3300 is hardly a lot of calories but i reckon its sufficient.

BIGBRI
10-03-2004, 11:02 AM
nice work matt...adding weights is :thumbup:

mattburns
10-03-2004, 04:49 PM
cheers bri :)

ive got a fairly bad head cold which has come on a bit stronger today so im going to go to bed and not set my alarm in the morning, maybe sleep in til about 11. tomorrow will be my first day in 6 weeks waking up without an alarm and after 10am lol.

the cold will hopefully be gone by morning. if it aint i dont care im still training its only a bloody cold eh.:p

BIG C
10-03-2004, 05:53 PM
Hope you feel better!

mattburns
10-04-2004, 07:26 AM
4th October 2004

Workout

One arm DB Bench 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 3 x 8 (50lbs)
Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 4 x 8 (65lbs)

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Raisins 30 raisins
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Egg, whole, raw 4 large
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Honey 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast 5 oz
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 4 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only
Pasta, corn, cooked 1 cup
White potato, french fries, from frozen, deep fried 1 large fast food order
Pork and beef sausage 3 link, cooked
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3398 f-131 c-343 p-214

Notes

not feeling very well at all i managed to do my workout but with 2 minute breaks between each set, ive been coughing up catarh(sp) and blowing my nose non-stop. i woke up at 10.30 which was a bit strange i thought i would have stayed in bed til midday.

i couldnt up my weight on the DB press because of my equipment but i added 5lbs to the others. will update food later as its only 2pm.

Big C: cheers :) im gonna take some lemsip and maybe have another early night.

edit: had a bad night got called into work and only had a cup of pasta for tea. had a chippy when i came in but ive been a bit preoccupied with things on my mind worrying me. hopefully all will be will though. :(

Ğragons
10-04-2004, 07:37 AM
its this barrow weather, ****s u right up ;p

mattburns
10-04-2004, 04:41 PM
its this barrow weather, ****s u right up ;p

too right, i feel like ****e and i just froze my ******** off walking home from my birds. bloody weather.

mattburns
10-05-2004, 05:57 AM
5th October 2004

Workout

Squats

8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 80 (PB!)

Curls

8 x 45 8 x 55 8 x 60

Chin ups

3 x 8 (BW)


Diet

Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Crumpet, toasted 2 large (4-1/2" dia)
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Jams and preserves 1 tablespoon
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 7 cup
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Honey 1 tablespoon
Lentil soup 2 cup
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 5 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 1 large slice
PIERRE, Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Strip, product code 1881 4 piece
White potato, french fries, from frozen, oven baked 10 steak cut
beans and sausage 0.5 serving
noodle snack 0.75 serving
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 4112 f-166 c-442 p-226

Notes

did my arms/legs workout today cos my dinner got cut short, managed to get a PB on my squat, i reckon next week ill be doing 100, i just need to be careful as i have no squat or rack or anything. i need to join a gym :(

erm... ate a lil bit too mucho fat, the amount of sats is equal to mono tho so i guess its ok. managed to get over my cold finally lol even though i walked to college and back twice today amid gale force winds.

BIG C
10-05-2004, 10:29 AM
Good job on those squats Bro!

mattburns
10-05-2004, 04:53 PM
cheers Big C :)

i still lift a pathetic amount on most lifts at the moment but i hope within the next few months ill be lifting good weights. :D

mattburns
10-06-2004, 04:20 PM
6th October 2004

Workout

Dead lifts
8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 80

Military press
8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 80

Behind Neck Press
8 x 60 8 x 65 8 x 75

Upright rows
8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 75

Diet

Oats 1 cup
Raisins 25 raisins
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Sugar, raw 3 teaspoon
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Bread, white 5 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
lamb and spinach biryani 1 serving
Egg, whole, raw 4 large
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
White potato, roasted, fat not added in cooking 1 large (3" to 4-1/4"
Pork sausage, fresh, 2 link (7/8" dia x 4" long)
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Totals 3682 f-120 c-472 p-190

Notes

today was good, had to do my workout at night, i was surprised i had so much energy. the workout was great i added 10lbs to my deads and military press and 5lbs to my behind the neck and rows.

i was gonna go for 90 but i didnt wanna tire myself out. im going to buy some more 10kg plates this week too so ill be able to keep increasing :D. diet has been ok but im not sure about my fat levels would any of you say my sat fat levels are too high?

BIG C
10-06-2004, 11:48 PM
Good job on increasing those weights! :thumbup:

mattburns
10-07-2004, 04:52 PM
7th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

baked beans 215 gram
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 2 large slice
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 2 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Apple, raw 1 cup, NFS
Bread, white 8 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 2 tablespoon
Ground beef, lean, cooked 8 oz, raw (yield after cooking)
savoury rice 130 gram
Cheese, NFS 0.5 cup
Citrus fruit juice drink 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Cheese, cottage, NFS 1 cup

Total Calories 3848 f-133 c-458 p-213

Notes

not a bad day diet wise, overall things are good. i fell down the stairs and cut my knee on the child gate on the bottom so im glad i did squats on tuesday :p.

gonna try n squeeze in an ab workout tomorrow but im at college 9-5 so i may not have time. gonna try n keep my diet good over the weekend so ill be able to have enough energy for next weeks weight increases.

Big C cheers mate :) soon ill be lifting almost half as much as you do lol :p

BIG C
10-07-2004, 05:06 PM
You will be there in no time Bro! Just keep htiing those weights!

mattburns
10-08-2004, 11:33 AM
8th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Crumpet, toasted 1 large (4-1/2" dia)
Bread, white 4 large slice
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Bread, white, toasted 2 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Roll, white, soft 3 medium (2-1/2" dia)
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 2 cup
john west tuna 140 gram
Pear, raw 1 medium pear (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Egg, whole, fried 2 large
Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked
Chicken, breast, 8 oz
Bacardi cocktail 2 fl oz (no ice)
Soft drink, cola-type 1 small drink (16 fl oz)
Meat pie, NFS 0.75 piece (1/6 of pie)
Peanuts, roasted, salted 0.5 cup, NFS

Total Calories 3980 f-128 c-480 p-216

Notes

had no time to workout ive been rushed off my feet had college 9-5. had a good diet so far, im at a wedding anniversary tonight and my girlfriend will hassle me if i dont drink. i dont really want to but she thinks if you go to a party you have to drink. the only thing i think ill drink is spirits. and ill probably eat pie and peas lol.

gonna try n keep saturday n sunday as clean as poss cos i seem to slip a little at weekends.

big c: cheers i can only hope eh lol.

mattburns
10-09-2004, 05:40 PM
9th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled 2 large egg
Bread, white, toasted 2 regular slice
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 2 cup
Pizza with meat, thin crust 3 piece (1/8 of 12" dia)
Soup, LIPTON, CUP-A-SOUP SPRING VEGETABLE, Mix, Dry 2 envelope
Chicken, breast, 8 oz
Kung pao chicken 1 cup
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 2 cup
Custard 1 cup
Ice cream, NFS 1.25 cup

Total Calories 3375 f-135 c-341 p-197

Notes

quite a bad day considering i was going to eat clean, had a chinese which was nice. only had a tiny bit to drink at the party which im glad about also there were free peanuts on the tables so i went around 'borrowing' them from the vacant tables lol.

keep having nose bleeds i think they may be because im blowing my nose too hard, i just hope they have no effect on my bulk. gonna eat as clean as poss tomorrow just for the crack, hopefully do some ab work after work :)

mattburns
10-10-2004, 04:35 PM
10th October 2004

Workout

none cos im rubbish

Diet

Oats 0.7 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Cheese, cottage, NFS 1 cup
Peanut butter 2 tablespoon
baked beans 410 gram
Bread, white 1 cup, cubes
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, roasted 6 oz
Flour and water patty 2 pancake
Potatoes, mashed, home-prepared, whole milk and butter added 1 cup
Peanuts, dry roasted, salted 0.675 cup
Soup, LIPTON, CUP-A-SOUP SPRING VEGETABLE, Mix, Dry 2 envelope
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
m&s yoghurt 1 serving

Total Calories 3512 f-137 c-400 p-192

Notes

ate ok today, had no time to workout. got women problems at the mo. will post a decent entry tomorrow after my workout.

BIG C
10-10-2004, 05:17 PM
Oh No Women problems! Hope it works out for you!

ryuage
10-10-2004, 06:49 PM
women problems suck....

mattburns
10-11-2004, 05:06 PM
11th October 2004

Workout

Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press
8 x 65 8 x 70 8 x 80

Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover
8 x 45 8 x 50 8 x 55

One arm DB Bench
8 x 45 8 x 45 8 x 50

Diet

Oats 0.7 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Raisins 35 raisins
Apple juice 1 cup
Smart price yoghurt 2.2 serving
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Egg, whole, raw 4 large
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long
Honey 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, fried, no coating, skin not eaten 10 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Pasta, corn, cooked 2 cup
Ground beef, lean, cooked 4 oz, cooked
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3360 f-92 c-407 p-234

Notes

got my women problems sorted, sort of lol cheers for the kind words ryuage and Big C, im sure you two have been there at some point in time.

anyways today was pretty awesome, i forgot to set my alarm but i woke up naturally at 10. after 8 weeks of waking up at that time-ish i guess ive become used to it. the workout went well, except it is very hard to do the one arm db press one my bed (thats what i use as my bench lol) i really need to join the gym.

the hammer grip press kills my chest i love it, maybe next week ill do a different type of db press too. diet for today was good, not a very high amount of calories, it varies from day to day but im always 3300+ its just today my fat intake was low.

back/shoulder day tomorrow :) oh and ive weighed myself and im at 181 :D:D:D only 4 more lbs til i reach my goal.

ryuage
10-11-2004, 05:09 PM
everything looking good up in here matt.. you'll hit 181 soon no doubt.

Ğragons
10-11-2004, 05:40 PM
matt, one bit of advice.

"stick it in, give it a wipe, out for a pint with the lads"

nice eating btw ;p

mattburns
10-12-2004, 04:22 AM
cheers ryuage :)

lol dragons, i wish it were that simple. :p

TheGimp
10-12-2004, 04:51 AM
Nice workout mate. Almost there with your goal!

mattburns
10-12-2004, 06:08 AM
12th October 2004

Workout

Dead lifts
8 x 70 8 x 80 8 x 95

Behind Neck Press
8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 80

Military press
8 x 70 8 x 80 8 x 90

Upright rows
8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 80

Diet

Oats 0.6 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Egg, whole, raw 1 large
Honey 1 tablespoon
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, fried, no coating, skin not eaten 10 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Peanuts, roasted, salted 0.6 cup, NFS
m&s yoghurt 0.8 serving
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.6 cup

Total Calories 3625 f-141 c-377 p-241

Notes

workout today was good, i upped all my weights to new PB's and im getting to more 10kg plates tomorrow. i reckon i can dead at least 130 so next week ill find out :p

diet is ok considering its only 1 pm ill update the rest of it tonight. i took some more pics but its hard to pose cos i have to take them myself, so im gonna upload them n if im happy ill post em :)

p.s cheers gimp :)

edit: took pic down it was rubbish. will get better ones when i hit 185.

edited the diet for today. looks ok.

mattburns
10-13-2004, 04:47 PM
13th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Oats 0.6 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cereal
Raisins 40 raisins
Sugar, raw 2 teaspoon
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Bread, white 5 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Sunflower oil 0.3 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 4 cup
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 8 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 2 cup
Mushrooms, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt 1 cup, pieces
beans and sausage 1 serving
Bread, white, toasted 2 regular slice
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.75 cup

Total Calories 4022 f-132 c-474 p-240

Notes

i over ate a bit, but it cant hurt. i was trying to make up for my poor breakfast, im getting a bit sick of oats so ill be chopping and changing about if i can.

got arms/squat day tomorrow, im gonna lift 95 on my squat hopefully then by next week ill have 45lb more weights to add. i was thinking about adding another exercise for my arms but i dont really think it would benefit me, ive gained a little under an inch on each arm doing this routine so ill stick with it :)

mattburns
10-14-2004, 11:23 AM
14th October 2004

Workout

Squats
8 x 70 8 x 80 8 x 95

Curls
8 x 45 8 x 55 8 x 65

Chin ups
3 x 8 (BW)

Diet

Bread, white, toasted 2 regular slice
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Egg, whole, fried 3 large
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Ski Yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Bread, white 5 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Sunflower oil 0.5 tablespoon
Chicken, wing, with or without bone, roasted, skin eaten 4 medium wing (yield after cooking, bone removed)
Ground beef, lean, cooked 4 oz, cooked
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 2 tortilla (approx 12" dia)

Total Calories 3503 f-151 c-329 p-206

Notes

todays workout hit me very hard, i added 15lbs to my PB on squats and it was tough, the only problem is the more im lifting the more i realise i need a spotter or a rack. getting 2 more 10kg plates tomorrow.

the curls were tough, my arms are my weak point at around 13 3/4" and my arms are very long, i have a wingspan of over 6ft tip to tip lol. diet is looking good considering its only 6pm and i still have my late meal. im going to make it small and concentrate on drinking more water because up to now during my bulk ive been drinking milk only, and maybe half a litre of water a day. so my aim is at least 2 litres a day.

will update later.

mattburns
10-15-2004, 04:18 PM
15th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

baked beans 400 gram
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 6 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Ski Yoghurt 1 serving 124
john west tuna 110 gram
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
Sunflower oil 0.5 tablespoon 60
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 1 large tortilla (approx 10" dia)
Ground beef, lean, cooked 2 oz, cooked
Sour cream 0.1 cup
Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
Pork, fresh, loin, country-style ribs, separable lean only, cooked, braised
Chicken, wing, with or without bone, roasted, skin eaten 2 large wing (yield after cooking, bone removed)
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 2 cup
Snacks, popcorn, air-popped, white popcorn 4 oz

Total Calories 3896 f-120 c-512 p-205

Notes

not a bad day overall, got to be at work for 7am tomorrow morning so im off to bed, bought the new weights today and im looking forward to testing myself :)

BIG C
10-16-2004, 12:39 AM
Good job adding weight on those squats!

mattburns
10-17-2004, 04:15 PM
cheers Big C, ive added wieght fairly rapidly but thats because i started everything on a very low weight, once i start hitting the my max im sure my progress on adding weights will slow down a lot.

also with the squats its getting increasingly harder as i have to almost clean and jerk the bar over my head to get it into position lol. i need to join the gym :(

mattburns
10-17-2004, 04:17 PM
16th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Oats 0.6 cup
Ski Yoghurt 1 serving
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 2 large tortilla (approx 10" dia)
Ground beef, lean, cooked 6 oz, cooked
Sour cream 0.2 cup
Cheese, NFS 2 cubic inch
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Chicken, leg (drumstick and thigh), with or without bone, roasted, skin eaten 1 large leg (yield after cooking, bone removed)
White potato, roasted, fat not added in cooking 6 small (1-3/4" to 2-1/4" dia, raw)
Peanuts, roasted, salted 0.5 cup, NFS
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3899 f-156 c-429 p-209

Notes

had a long day at work, really tired.

mattburns
10-17-2004, 04:22 PM
17th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Roll, white, soft 2 medium (2-1/2" dia)
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Pork bacon, NS as to fresh, smoked or cured, cooked 5 medium slice (yield after cooking)
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Potatoes, baked, flesh, with salt 1 potato, (2-1/3" x 4-3/
Potatoes, baked, skin, with salt 1 potato skin
Lamb, roast, cooked, lean only eaten 8 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only
Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked 1 cup
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 6 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Peanut butter 2 tablespoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
pasta chicken n mush 1 serving

Total Calories 3448 f-140 c-344 p-205

Notes

ended up sleeping at my girlfriends last night, up til 2, woke up at 12 :( so i missed breakfast then had a rubbish breakfast cos i had work at 12.30, spent the rest of the day making up for it and i still only came in at 3300cals... very poor. edit: now up to an ok standard :)

im digging tomorrow morning at 9am so ill be having a huuuge breakfast and doing my workout later on in the day. gonna see if i can get my DB press up to 90lbs (45 on each).

ryuage
10-17-2004, 05:00 PM
get back in the gym you.

mattburns
10-17-2004, 05:20 PM
lol i wish it were that simple, im not earning enough from my part time job at the mo, plus its either a 20 min bike ride or an extra fiver or so a week to take the bus, i wouldnt be able to have a big post workout shake n meal like i usually do too.

but, on 22nd november i have my driving test- 2nd time lucky ;) so i might be able to drive up and by then i will have saved enough. i really do need to join the gym though otherwise i can see my progress coming to a stop once the limitations of my bedroom are reached.

mattburns
10-18-2004, 08:00 AM
18th October 2004

Workout

Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press
8 x 80 8 x 90 6 x 90

Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover
8 x 45 8 x 55 8 x 60

One arm DB Bench
8 x 45 8 x 45 8 x 45 (in quick succession about 30 seconds rest)

Diet

Oats 0.6 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Sugar, raw 4 teaspoon
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Honey 1 tablespoon
Egg, whole, raw 3 large
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 7 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Pasta, whole wheat, with tomato sauce, meatless 1 cup

Total Calories 2092 f-60 c-251 p-147

Notes

digging this morning was tough, my back was pretty sore by the time it came for me to work out. i had a mishap on the 90lb db press, on the last rep i smashed bashed my finger on the opposite db, it bloody hurt :(

te workout was ok, the one armed db press worked me well because of the quick succession of the sets. diets looking ok, its only 2pm tho i will update later.

mattburns
10-18-2004, 11:47 AM
i feel like **** :(, got an aching back and neck, upset stomach and i only managed to eat half of my tea. just took some kaolin and morphine to settle my stomach, i hope ill be better by tomorrow, im jst gonna sleep it off.

might not make an entry tomorrow depending on how i feel.

TheGimp
10-19-2004, 04:51 AM
Some morphine eh? :) Might be best just to rest up rather than having a crappy workout and impeding your recovery.

savdout209
10-19-2004, 06:11 PM
morphine for a stomach ache?! what happened to tums? anyway..good stuff man. I hope you pass your test so you can get into that gym. :strong: Also check out crossfit.com. You'll find some good excercises you can use to substitute untill you do. ;)

staggard
10-19-2004, 06:32 PM
i wish i could get morphine when i get sick.. heck i'd love to take morphine to have better days at work!

by the way, workouts and diet is looking good man.. stick w/it

mattburns
10-20-2004, 08:40 AM
cheers for the kind words gimp, savdout and staggard :)

the kaolin and morphine is really effective, my sickness and diarhea subsided after an hour or two, maybe its only available in england... anyways heres a link describing how it works http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100001398.html

im feeling better now after all day off yesterday. i was tempted to work out but i still felt like crap. i only ate about 2500 cals on monday but yesterday i managed 3000 or so with only 140g of protein :(

so im going to do my arms/ squats workout in a bit and see how i feel, if i cant manage it ill just have to leave it. also ive knocked up a spreadsheet which is calculating my income, college expenses and such . and from this ill be able to buy a bus pass and a gym membership :) then ill be able to get a decent routine going, im aiming to have enough money by december.

will post todays entry later.

mattburns
10-20-2004, 04:49 PM
20th October 2004

Workout

Squats
8 x 90 6 x 100 4 x 100

Curls
8 x 50 8 x 60 6 x 70 3 x 70

Chin ups
2 x 8 (BW)


Diet

Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Bread, white 5 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Sunflower oil 0.5 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Oats 0.6 cup
flapjack 1 serving
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 4 oz, boneless, cooked, skinles
Lamb, loin chop, cooked, lean only eaten 2 small (4 oz, with bone, raw) (yield after cooking, bone and fat removed)
pasta stuff 0.5 serving
Peanuts, roasted, without salt 0.6 cup, NFS
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3443 f-122 c-376 p-222

Notes

considering the lack of energy yesterday, the workout went very well, i scared myself on the last set of squats, im pretty much reaching the limits of squats in my bedroom because i can hardly lift a 100+lb weighted barbell over my head into squat position.

the curls were tough, ive noticed a lot of improvement in my arms but they are still very poor, they measure at around 13 3/4 inches and considering the length of my arms they are my weakest part, along with my chest of course which ill be nailing hard from now on.

gonna do back and shoulders tomorrow :)

savdout209
10-20-2004, 04:55 PM
that is sh*tty..you gotta get in a gym pronto..you cant bum some mula off your girl? ;/ nice eatin btw

mattburns
10-21-2004, 11:23 AM
good news, got my maintenance grant from college to the total of £175 for this term which is supposed to be put towards transport but i walk to college so i should be able to hit the gym soon enough :)

lol savdout ive been trying to get my girlfriend to let me put a squat rack in her garage, i can't see it happening.

mattburns
10-21-2004, 11:26 AM
21th October 2004

Workout

Dead lifts
8 x 90 8 x 100 8 x 110

Behind Neck Press
8 x 60 8 x 70 6 x 80

Military press
7.5 x 80 :(

Upright rows
8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 80


Diet

Bread, white, toasted 2.5 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Egg, whole, fried 3 large
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 2 cup
Bread, white 5 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Sunflower oil 0.5 tablespoon
Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 8 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 2 cup
Ice cream, NFS 1.3 cup
noodle snack 0.74 serving

Total Calories 3458 f-109 c-415 p-203

Notes

workout was good esp. deadlifts im very happy with them :) the military presses..... i had nothing in my delts they were just shattered i barely managed the first set so i did the upright rows.

diet is ok, im stopping the raw egg in the post workout shake and picking up some protein powder tomorrow. will update the rest tonight. updated diet things are feeling ok.

ryuage
10-21-2004, 03:52 PM
about time you got back in the gym! yay for the grant.

mattburns
10-21-2004, 05:16 PM
cheers ryuage :) your right i need to get in the gym, so for the next week im gonna plan out possible times and stuff for when i can visit and how ill get ther.

savdout209
10-21-2004, 05:59 PM
if my girlfriend wouldnt let me put a squat rack in her garage shed be kickin rocks so fast..do you think thats why i dont have a gf? :confused: crap

anyway..cools beans, get your ass in the gym and pump it! :hump:

mattburns
10-22-2004, 10:34 AM
lol u nutter :p

i went to gym today to sort out prices and all that, im going for my first session on monday and i have a workout partner :) im gonna go on WBB1, it looks good and it will fit with my college. also got some protein powder for post workout shakes.

got holidays off college next week so it will leave me time to get accustomed to bein in the gym, cant wait :D

also... i bought some new scales today and i weighed in at 184lbs! :D:D 1 more lb till my goal is reached then i can set new, bigger ones :p

mattburns
10-22-2004, 05:04 PM
22nd October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Smart price yoghurt 3 serving
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Apple, raw 1 cup, NFS
Bread, white 2.5 large slice
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 9 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1 cup
quality street 1.5 serving
Seaweed, dried 1 cup
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 2 cup
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.75 cup
flapjack 1 serving

Total Calories 3650 f-83 c-560 p-181

Notes

diet was a bit poor, i ended up eating half a tub of quality street :redface: first time ive cheated on sweets since the beginning of my bulk, my protein intake was a bit low and my carbs very high as tomorrow ill be doing cardio. im doing a breakdancing thing as part as a sports involvement program where i teach young 'uns.

gonna go make my packed lunch for 2moro.

daveywave
10-22-2004, 07:39 PM
good stuff, i wish i took lifting serious when i was 17. keep it up you'll be huge!!

savdout209
10-22-2004, 09:34 PM
u bastard!..i thought you were around my weight for some reason.. :scratch: ... :cry: damn you..

two questions: what the hell is quality street? and you ACTUALLY eat seaweed? :omg:

ryuage
10-23-2004, 05:26 AM
what is quality street?

TheGimp
10-23-2004, 05:51 AM
Congrats on being so close to your goal :)

mattburns
10-23-2004, 04:36 PM
daveywave: cheers :) hopefully ill be at your standard in a couple of years

savdout: lol yea but ur shorter than me so in effect were about the same :) yep i eat seaweed, i had a chinese and had a side order of crispy seaweed, its pretty nice you should try it :p

ryuage: http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/nestle%20quality%20street%20large.jpg you can't beat quality street :p

gimp: cheers mate and thanks for your support throughout :)

mattburns
10-23-2004, 04:42 PM
23rd October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Smart price yoghurt 2 serving
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 1 Guideline amount per cup of cold cerea
Apple, raw 3 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
Roll, white, hard 2 medium
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 12 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
savoury rice 120 gram
Bread, white 1 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 1 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup
Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon

Total Calories 3118 f-67 c-460 p-192

Notes

very clean day today, my fat intake is like half the usual. feeling pretty good but i need to get some mroe sleep cos im working a full day tomorrow. however its half term this week so ill be signing up and having my first day monday and finally getting into the full swing of things.

ryuage
10-24-2004, 04:36 AM
lol.. good job on the diet matt.

mattburns
10-24-2004, 04:23 PM
12th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Smart price yoghurt 2 serving
Peanut butter 2 tablespoon
Bread, white 6 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3.5 cup
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 8 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Cheese, NFS 1 slic
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 1 large tortilla (approx 10" dia)
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer)
Potatoes, baked, flesh, without salt 2 potato, (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.5 cup slices 35
Turnips, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.5 cup, mashed
chicken escalope 1 serving
spaghetti 1 serving
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll

Total Calories 3600 f-91 c-473 p-241

Notes

very very pleased with diet today, worked from 9 am til 6 so im a bit tired but im gonna have a lie in ready for my first day at the gym. cant wait :clap:

mattburns
10-25-2004, 01:52 PM
25th October 2004

Workout

note: all weights now in KG (not including bar)

Chest

Flat Barbell Bench Press : 8 x 40 6 x 50
Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 8 x 30 6 x 40
Dips : 2 x 6

Back

Chin ups : 2 x 6
Deadlifts : 8 x 40 8 x 63.5 8 x 73.5
Barbell Rows : 8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 50
Shrugs : 8 x 40 8 x 40

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
Bread, white 2.5 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Egg, whole, poached 4 large
Hi-Protein Flapjack 1 serving
Protein 90+ 1 serving
chicken and pasta meal 1 serving
Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 1.5 cup
Chicken kiev 0.25 serving (1 whole breast)

Total Calories 3537 f-101 c-466 p-211

Notes

had my first day at the gym today, it went very well. although because i was lifting in kg i wasnt exactly sure what i was liffting, plus the bar was a LOT heavier than my one at home so i reckon including bar my deadlift was almost 200lbs :D! the chest felt good to work out, it hit me a lot harder.

planned to go again on wednesday, im gonna follow WBB1 i think, but my partner asked the owner of the gym to help him with a split so i miight see what he does cos a spot would help me.

very happy with the diet for today, today was a pretty ideal day which i hope to aim for every day.

savdout209
10-25-2004, 01:56 PM
dont those heavy deads feel awshum?

Ğragons
10-25-2004, 03:37 PM
skinny lad here, will be big iff he actually joins the gym :p

BIG C
10-25-2004, 03:39 PM
Good job on chest/ back!

mattburns
10-26-2004, 09:10 AM
savdout: yep they do :D im gonna attempt more next week deffo.

dragons: lol im goin to flex 3 times a week, started yesterday, i might see u in there on day.

Big C: cheers :)

Ğragons
10-26-2004, 11:09 AM
savdout: yep they do :D im gonna attempt more next week deffo.

dragons: lol im goin to flex 3 times a week, started yesterday, i might see u in there on day.

Big C: cheers :)

well iff u see a guy with , bleached hair on top :p and a black t-shirt on its me ;)

mattburns
10-26-2004, 04:25 PM
26th October 2004

Workout

note: all weights now in KG (not including bar)

none

Diet

Bread, whole wheat, 100% 4 regular slice
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Egg, whole, fried 2 large
baked beans 400 gram
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4.5 cup
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer)
Smart price yoghurt 2 serving
Egg salad 1 medium egg
Flavored rice, brown and wild 1.5 cup
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 8 oz, boneless, cooked, skinles
Sweet and sour sauce 0.5 cup
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.75 cup
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Raisins 2 small box (1.5 oz)
Quaker Oats 0.7 serving
Sugar, brown 2 teaspoon, NFS
Potato skins w/chilli 1 serving

Total Calories 3715 f-115 c-474 p-212

Notes

got pretty bad DOMs in my chest, but it feels good :p diet went ok for today, gonna do arms/shoulders tomorrow at the gym.

dragons: ill look out for yer, ill be in ther most of the time wiv bircher so u'll prob spot me too.

ryuage
10-27-2004, 05:45 AM
keep up the good work matt, diet looking ace.

mattburns
10-27-2004, 07:51 AM
27th October 2004

Workout

note: all weights now in KG (not including bar)

Shoulders

Military Press in Rack: 8 x 40 8 x 45
Lateral Raises (Machine): 8 x 10 8 x 5
Lat Row Machine?: 8 x 50 8 x 65 8 x 75

Triceps:

Narrow Grip bench Press (Smith Machine): 6 x 30 6 x 35
French Press: 8 x 15 8 x 20 8 x 25


Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer)
Vyomex Bar 1 serving
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Cous Cous 125 gram
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 5 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 6 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only
Bread, white 2 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
noodle snack 0.75 serving
Ice cream, NFS 0.75 cup
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3748 f-103 c-456 p-269

Notes

todays workout was pretty good, although ive decided to write up my own routine because im not a fan of the way WBB 1 splits the muscle groups. ill post up my routine which ill start from my next workout.

im not sure of the name of one particular machine i was using, i called it lat row machine, but basically u sit on abench, with a cushioned bit infront of u, and u grasp onto two handles and performing a rowing motion. anyways it was quality and hit my lats hard

EDIT: nevermind i looked it up, its a T bar row.

diet so far is amazingly clean for once lol, will update after my final meal tonoght, i might have a tbsp of olive oil to knock up my fat intake.

p.s cheers ryuage :) :p

edit: erm i ate lots of protein... :evillaugh

mattburns
10-27-2004, 07:53 AM
Monday

Chest and Triceps

BB Bench Press:
Incline Bench Press:
DB Bench Press:

Close Grip Bench Press:
French Press:
Tricep Pushdown:

Tuesday

Back and Biceps

Deadlifts:
Lat Row Machine:
Lat Pulldown:

BB Curls:
BB Curls seated:
DB Curls:

Thursday

Legs and Shoulders

Squats:
Leg Curls:
Leg Extensions:

Shoulder Press:
BB Shrugs:
Upright Rows:

savdout209
10-27-2004, 09:02 AM
i dont know squat but that looks like a scary split :eek:

mattburns
10-27-2004, 04:26 PM
lol we'll see when i start it, i was going to post it up in another forum but i don't want to clog them up, to me it seems fairly complete. does anyone else has any constructive criticism for it?

savdout209
10-27-2004, 06:24 PM
take this as you will but my reasoning is your upper body is going to be fried tuesday..and four bench excercies seems like a lot in one day. what do you have against WBB1?! :swear: give it a go

mattburns
10-28-2004, 02:01 AM
true, its not set i stone yet but i was thinking of getting rid of the incline and keeping the close grip. good point about the upper body but those are the only days i can workout so i may switch legs with back/bi's.

WBB1 is ok its just some of the exercises i was a bit unfamiliar with and i didnt like the way it put back and chest on one day.

Ğragons
10-28-2004, 10:59 AM
personally id do shoulders on a back day

savdout209
10-28-2004, 11:04 AM
WBB1 is ok its just some of the exercises i was a bit unfamiliar with..
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=44636

mattburns
10-28-2004, 05:28 PM
savdout: yea i checked that out before i started it and ive managed to get somewhat acquainted to the gym, and ive adapted exercises from WBB as well as others i enjoy. all i can do is see how it goes eh :) thanks for the input tho mate i appreciate it :)

dragons: i thought about that but i dont want to make the back/bi workout any shorter as ill be doing it in my 2 1/2hr dinner break at college, so i figured best way was to put it on leg day... ill see how it goes cos im doing legs/shoulders tomorrow :p

mattburns
10-28-2004, 05:36 PM
28th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
KFC twister 1 serving
KFC fries 1 serving
KFC crispy strip 3 serving
Orange drink 1 cup (8 fl oz)
Chicken breast, with or without bone, breaded, baked or fried, prepared skinless, coating not eaten 12 oz, with bone, cooked (yield after bone and coating removed)
m&s yoghurt 1 serving
Cheese, cottage, NFS 1 cup
Raisins 1 small box (1.5 oz)
Bread, pita 1 medium pita (5-1/4" dia)

Total Calories 3544 f-116 c-424 p-223

Notes

had somewhat of a cheat day, which was a bit involuntary i took my two younger brothers along with my grandma to visit relatives in blackburn and i ended up eating a KFC ahem (or two) and a chicken kebab, ah well i sort of salvaged it although my sat fat level was 62g. :eek:

looking forward to leg/shoulder day tomorrow :D

briancurran01
10-28-2004, 05:47 PM
matt: cheat days are alright bro...helps keep you sane :)

mattburns
10-29-2004, 06:45 AM
29th October 2004

Workout

Squats 8 x 20 8 x 40 4 x 50
Leg Curls 8 x 20 8 x 30 8 x 40
Leg Extensions 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 45
Leg Press 8 x 50 8 x 100 8 x 120
Shoulder Press 8 x 25 8 x 35 8 x 40
BB Shrugs 8 x 50 8 x 70 8 x 70
Upright Rows 8 x 35 8 x 35 8 x 50

Diet

Oats 0.6 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Raisins 1 small box (1.5 oz)
Protein 90+ 1 serving
spiru-tein bar 1 serving
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 2 large tortilla (approx 10" dia)
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 6 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Cheese, NFS 2 cubic inch
Salsa, NFS 1 tablespoon
Sour cream, light 1.5 tablespoon
Pasta, whole wheat, with tomato sauce, meatless 2 cup
Bread, white 1 regular slice
Peanuts, dry roasted, salted 100g
noodle snack 0.75 serving
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 4136 f-133 c-509 p-254

Notes

workout today was awesome, i loved it and now my legs are knackered lol. diet is going ok, gonna weigh myself tomorrow morning to see if im tipping the scales at 185 yet and then ill be able to set new goals :)

edit: overate a little, but it cant hurt, fat intake wasnt too high so im not bothered, im also still a little bit hungry so i might have some more cottage cheese before bed time.

mattburns
10-29-2004, 06:47 AM
matt: cheat days are alright bro...helps keep you sane :)

lol true, but aside from once ive never had the urge to really cheat, im saving myself for a chinese buffet in december for my aunts birthday ;)

Ğragons
10-30-2004, 01:08 AM
matt: cheat days are alright bro...helps keep you sane :)

aye, u got a weightgain these past few weeks? i cba looking back :p

ryuage
10-30-2004, 08:19 AM
nice workout, you could use the extra calories anyhow :)

mattburns
10-30-2004, 05:11 PM
30th October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Grape-Nuts 0.6 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Fast foods, hotdog, plain 3 sandwich
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 10 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Raisins 2 miniature box (.5 oz)
Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Bread, white 1 cup, cubes
Margarine, NFS 3 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Egg fried rice w/veg 140 gram
Popped corn 75 gram
Potatoes, baked, flesh, without salt 0.5 potato, (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3761 f-126 c-462 p-212

Notes

not a bad day overall, at lunchtime i had only eaten 1200cals so i ate a fair bit tonight.

dragons: na this past week and a half ive been at 183/184 first thing in the morning maybe ill see some bigger gains now im doing decent workouts.

ryuage: cheers aye, once i hit 185 im going to re-assess my diet and set new daily goals, probably aiming to hit 4000 cals a day. i just hope i havent hit a plateu... :eek:

mattburns
10-31-2004, 04:27 PM
31st October 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Egg, whole, poached 4 large
Bread, white 2.5 large slice
Margarine, NFS 2 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
beans and sausage 1 serving
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 2 large slic
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin eaten 8 oz, boneless, cooked
Flour and water patty 3 pancake
Carrots, raw 1 cup, NFS
Peas, green, raw 0.5 cup
Raisins 6 miniature box (.5 oz)
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Chicken, Breaded 225 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup
Raisins, chocolate covered 40 raisin

Total Calories 3872 f-155 c-406 p-227

Notes

not too bad a day, 50g shy on the carbs. had a good halloween took out my 18month yr old nephew dressed as a devil, i didnt nick any of his sweets honest... :hide:

chest and tri's tomorrow can't wait :D

Ğragons
10-31-2004, 04:28 PM
what time do u workout? daytime with the pussys or night time with the gear heads ;)

mattburns
10-31-2004, 04:33 PM
lol, well for convenience im working out mondays before dinnertime, tuesdays in my lunch break at college and thursday nights. it's been fairly quiet so far, aint seen that many monsters in ther yet.

does it tend to be busier at night?

Ğragons
10-31-2004, 04:36 PM
yeh normally, u just see a few guys who are on teh juice, and benching like 200kg, then u see me, the biggest mother ****er in the place(ha ha) ;p

but yeh, more busier at nights

mattburns
11-01-2004, 08:12 AM
1st November 2004

Workout

BB Bench Press 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 50 4x60 PB
Decline Bench Press 8 x 10 8 x 15 8 x 15
Incline Bench Press 8 x 15 8 x 30 8 x 35 (smith machine)
Close Grip Bench Press 8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 15 (smith machine)
Tricep Pushdown 8 x 20 8 x 30 8 x 25


Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 5 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Raisins 3 miniature box (.5 oz)
Raisin and Cinnamon Bagel 1 serving
Peanut butter 1 tablespoo
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Go Ahead bar 1 serving
Lasagna with meat, whole wheat noodles 1 piece (1/6 of 8" square, approx 2-1/2" x 4")
Bread, white 3.5 large slice
Margarine, NFS 1 tablespoon
Ground beef, lean, cooked 1 oz, cooked
Peanuts, dry roasted, salted 0.675 cup
Raisins, chocolate covered 50 raisin
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 4053 f-145 c-496 p-237

Notes

not a bad workout, missed out skull crushers cos my mate pulled his tri and i was a bit knackered like. went for 60kg on my bench and on the 4th rep i hurt a nasty sound in my left delt like a squelch/crunch and every so often i find it hard to move :( hopefully it will have cleared up by thursday for shoulders.

edit: i think it could be my RC :( tomorrow i think i will play it safe and do legs depending how im feeling. no prbs with the diet today, totally nailed it :) if only every day was like that.

Ğragons
11-01-2004, 03:38 PM
keep off the smith, teh root of all evil

mattburns
11-01-2004, 04:36 PM
what do you reckon i should use? just the bench but with lower weights? cos at the mo its been a bugger getting balanced and the like so we took the easy way out.

i also suck extremely badly at DB presses my form is terrible, maybe because its pretty empty on mondays ill have time to get acquainted.

Ğragons
11-01-2004, 04:40 PM
get ur ass on a bench, get some dumbells and i guarentee a month or so doing them , u will have gotten bigger, and u will feel better, just make sure ur partner knws how to spot, incase u **** up and a weight falls on ur face ;)

mattburns
11-01-2004, 04:41 PM
cheers for the advice. lol that happened last week, know i know why they call skull crushers skull crushers :p

just checked that site in the gen health forum, my symptoms match this
http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/shoulder/impingment_syndrome.htm
'impingment syndrome :eek:

TheGimp
11-01-2004, 04:47 PM
Good job nailing the diet.

Hope your injury clears up soon!

savdout209
11-01-2004, 05:45 PM
:withstupi

mattburns
11-02-2004, 09:51 AM
gimp, savdout: thanks :)

mattburns
11-02-2004, 09:58 AM
2nd November 2004

Workout

Squats(bar in front) 8 x 20 8 x 30 6 x 40
Leg Curls 8 x 25 8 x 35 8 x 40
Leg Extensions 8 x 25 8 x 35 8 x 45
Leg Press 8 x 100 8 x 120 8 x 130
SLDL 8 x 10 8 x 20 8 x 30

BB Curls 8 x 20 8 x 20 4 x 30
DB Curls 8 x 7 8 x 7 8 x 10
Preacher Curl 8 x 20 8 x 20

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Protein 90+ 1 serving
john west tuna 140 gram
Bread, white 5 large slice
Sunflower oil 0.5 tablespoon
Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean only, cooked, braised
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 0.6 serving
Malted Wheat cereal 90 gram
Raisins 2 miniature box (.5 oz)
Lentil soup 2 cup
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram

Total Calories 4175 f-124 c-524 p-275

Notes

decided to do legs and bi's because shoulder is still killing me. did my squats with the bar in front and they felt ok, really enjoyed the leg workout. the curls were a little tough but they didnt bother my shoulder much. if my shoulder is ok by thursday ill do back and shoulders, if not i dont know what ill do.

diet for today is ok, i was a bit hungry at some points, will update with meals 4 and 5 later.

edit: ate lots today. eating is awesome.

Ğragons
11-02-2004, 11:00 AM
hungry with all that? r u muggin me off? :p

mattburns
11-02-2004, 11:10 AM
lol na im still hungry even after the bowl of wheated malt things, and some raisins. i hope i never have to cut :eek:

ryuage
11-02-2004, 04:29 PM
yah I could have a huge meal and my appetite will want some more =\

mattburns
11-03-2004, 04:58 PM
3rd November 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Apple, raw 2 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Smart price yoghurt 2 serving
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 6 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Sunflower oil 0.5 tablespoon
Mayonnaise, low-calorie or diet 1 tablespoon
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving
Tarragon and chives sausage 150 gram
Sausage with fruit 60 gram
Sausage with peppers 60 gram
Raisins, chocolate covered 25 raisin
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.6 cup

Total Calories 3779 f-138 c-473 p-204

Notes

my shoulder is still sore, if its not better by the weekend ill be making an appointment at the docs. diet not so bad today, keep forgetting to weigh myself in the morning but i weighed myself midday and i was 186 ;) so hopefully tomorrow ill have reached my goal and then ill be set to start a bigger bulk :D

ryuage: yea i dunno what controls your appetite but some days it seems like nothing makes me full. i love food :p

savdout209
11-03-2004, 06:56 PM
:soapbox: damn you and your 186!@%$# damn it to hell! :cry:

mattburns
11-04-2004, 02:03 AM
lol, but remember im 6" 4' so there aint much differencce :p

i weighed myself as soon as i got up this morning and i was spot on 185 :D its taken me 10 weeks to reach my goal and im pretty happy with the outcome. im going to get a new memory card for my digi cam so i can post some new pics.

also ill post tonight with some new goals :)

Ğragons
11-04-2004, 12:18 PM
185lbs? u fat **** ;)

na congratz.

savdout209
11-04-2004, 01:41 PM
hows the shoulder?.. fat ass :mad:

mattburns
11-04-2004, 04:32 PM
dragons: cheers :)

sav: lol ill take the fat ass as a compliment :p and the shoulder is picking up a little, thanks for asking. ive been taking ibuprofen and it seems to have eased of a little.

mattburns
11-04-2004, 04:40 PM
4th November 2004

Workout

Deadlifts 8 x 20 8 x 40 8 x 50
T-Bar Rows 8 x 50 8 x 73.5 6 x 73.5
BB Curls 8 x 15 8 x 15 6 x 20
DB Curls 8 x 7 8 x 10 8 x 15

Diet

Raisin and Cinnamon Bagel 1 serving
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 3 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Apple, raw 1 cup, NFS
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 6 large slice
john west tuna 140 gram
Mayonnaise, low-calorie or diet 1 tablespoon
Chicken, thigh, with or without bone, roasted, skin eaten 4 medium thigh (yield after cooking, bone removed)
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving
Sweet & Sour sauce with stir fry veg 100 gram
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3752 f-120 c-443 p-254

Notes

wrokout was a bit poor all round mostly because of the shoulder but it was better than nothing. diet im happy with too. gonna rest of the shoulder and hopefully by monday ill be able to do chest and tris no prob :) :strong:

mattburns
11-04-2004, 04:52 PM
New Goals

Weight


200lbs

Diet

Fat- 125g
Carbs- 450g
Protein- 225g

Calories- 3825

im going to make sure 3800 is about my minimum each day and focus on getting the protein intake to 225 or more.

i havent really set a date yet but im hoping to be a good size by the new year, the changes are fairly noticeable. if i sort my camera out ill post the progress :)

savdout209
11-04-2004, 06:07 PM
nice rows man..take it easy on monday..

mattburns
11-05-2004, 05:28 PM
4th November 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Malted Wheat cereal 110 gram
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 6 cup
Sugar, NFS 3 teaspoon
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Raisins 5 miniature box (.5 oz)
Banana, raw 3 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Pear, raw 1 medium pear (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
Chicken, thigh, with or without bone, roasted, skin eaten 4 medium thigh (yield after cooking, bone removed)
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 4 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Chilli chicken fillet 4 serving
Pizza, cheese, thin crust 8 surface inch
Cream puff, eclair, custard or cream filled, iced 0.5 eclair
Crab cake 1 cake (2-3/4" dia, 3/4" high)
noodle snack 0.75 serving
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram

Total Calories 3896 f-132 c-447 p-243

Notes

bonfire night tonight, had a good time i bought some fireworks and let em off in my backyard while my sisters, mum, nanna, girlfriend and nephew watched. then i ate some crap food lol but i couldnt resist, still managed to hit my targets dietwise for today which aint too bad, shoulder feels a bit better.

was planning on taking some measurements but got home a little late so will do them another time, im going out for a chinese banquet tomorrow night so im going to stuff myself silly :p

SW
11-06-2004, 08:29 AM
Keep that eating machine of yours going dude. I saw the pear and now I want one lol they're awesome.

mattburns
11-07-2004, 05:02 PM
7th November 2004

Workout

lifting my fork to my mouth

Diet

Saturday

I had an all u can eat chinese buffet, the rest of the days diet was insignificent i just thought i would post how much i ate and how proud i am :p i reckon i could have had 2 more plates but they stopped serving cos everyone got deserts. wimps.

Rice, white, short-grain, cooked 3 cup
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten 4 oz, boneless, cooked, skinles
Pork, fresh, loin, country-style ribs, separable lean only, cooked, braised 12 oz
Sweet and sour chicken or turkey 1 cup
Kung Pao pork
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, battered, fried, prepared skinless, coating eaten 8 cubic inch, boneless, cooked
Mussels, steamed or poached 7 mussel
Shrimp, steamed or boiled 20 prawn

i had 6 full plates in total, leaving the days total at

Total Calories 4255 f-141 c-444 p-307

Sunday

Total Calories 3772 f-137 c-411 p-226

Notes

not a bad weekend, saturday i had a bit of a splurge eating about 2500 calories in one sitting, i enjoyed it. i ended up going out to the clubs and didnt even feel like drinking really.

today was poor on the carb front i suppose. shoulder is feeling much better im gonna start slowly tomorrow and ease into it. also had a nasty nose bleed in the morning for a good 20 minutes, im making an appointment tomorrow to have it courtorised (sp?) which should stop these bloody noses.

will: cheers bud, n yep pears are awesome, they always provide me with a little bit of variation on college days :)

SW
11-07-2004, 05:25 PM
Dude, you can eat. Were you born that way, did you train yourself to do that,or do you have an ungodly metabolism. What's the weight up to now???

mattburns
11-08-2004, 06:36 AM
ive always had a fairly big appetite, but since ive been bulking ive been able to eat a lot more and not feel stuffed.

the weight is at 186 :)

mattburns
11-08-2004, 08:34 AM
8th November 2004

Workout

BB Bench Press 8 x 20 8 x 40 8 x 40
DB Bench Press 8 x 7.5 8 x 10 8 x 12.5 8 x 15
Close Grip Bench 8 x 20 8 x 30 8 x 20
French Press 8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 15
Tricep Pushdown 8 x 15 8 x 20 8 x 25

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Protein 90+ 2 serving
Quaker Oats 0.75 serving
Raisins 6 miniature box (.5 oz)
Ground beef, lean, cooked 8 oz, cooked
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 3 medium tortilla (approx 8" dia)
Cheese, NFS 2 cubic inch
Sour cream 0.2 cup
Uncle Bens Tomato and Basil rice 250 gram
Banana, raw 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3860 f-123 c-459 p-256

Notes

not a bad wrokout, tri's were pretty fatigued. took it easy on the chest cos my shoulder was hurting a little still. had to go to the dentist straight after the gym and my mouth has been numb for the past 3 hours, i had to have an enamel filling put in :( but it set straight away so i tried to eat but it was hard due to not much control over the tongue.

i ended up having a protein powder and oats shake, it wasnt too bad but i didnt know wether to drink or chew it lol. will update the rest of todays foods later.

EDIT: i should stop eating raisins, they're going right through me :fart:

Ğragons
11-08-2004, 04:23 PM
bump ur benching up :p
my little brother could do that


hehe sorry, just joke ;)

mattburns
11-08-2004, 04:37 PM
lol, i was taking it easy bcos of the shoulder ;)

wot u on about anyway my DB press is HUUUGEEE. lol im such a meathead :p

maybe ill be able to lift a reasonable weight by xmas but myy chest is definetely my weakest part.

savdout209
11-08-2004, 06:34 PM
you and i both..my chest is embarassing

mattburns
11-09-2004, 11:15 AM
9th November 2004

Workout

Deadlifts 8 x 20 8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 70
T-Bar Rows 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 80
Lat Pulldown 8 x 30 8 x 30 8 x 50
BB Curls 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 30
DB Curls 8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 15
Preacher curl 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 20

Diet

Malted Wheat cereal 100 gram
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Sugar, raw 2 teaspoon
Banana, raw 2 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Apple, raw 2 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 1 medium tortilla (approx 8" dia)
Ground beef, lean, cooked 2.5 oz, cooked
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 2 large slice
john west tuna 70 gram
Mayonnaise, low-calorie or diet 0.5 tablespoon
Sunflower oil 0.25 tablespoon
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Turkey Breast 6 oz
Cheese, Mozzarella, NFS 1.5 slice (1 oz)
Tomato puree 0.25 cup
Small Pizza base 75 gram
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram
organic rice cakes 80 gram
Margarine, NFS 2 tablespoon
Jams and preserves 1 tablespoon
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup
Crackers, wheat 5 cracker

Total Calories 3926 f-119 c-481 p-250

Notes

felt like a pretty good workout, PR on my deadlift and rows. shoulder feels much better but i may not directly train it on thursday to be sure. diet is looking ok but im still hungry :( gonna go munch down some carbs :p

edit: had a rice cake pig out, the day totalled up well but im still hungry so im gonna see what i can eat.

savdout209
11-09-2004, 12:03 PM
nice rows/curls ;(.. wish we had a t-bar machine in my gym

mattburns
11-09-2004, 03:37 PM
i measured myself today to see the progress, im pretty happy with it so far, except the arms :( if i sort this camera out i will post pics up too.

sav: cheers bud :)

edit: btw the date i actually started bulking was the 26th of august bust measurements were the same as the beginning of august.

mattburns
11-09-2004, 04:58 PM
a new pic, managed to get this one b4 my camera battery ran out, will get more up soon, comments anyone?

savdout209
11-09-2004, 08:35 PM
nice progress matt, and i like your bathroom. flower print tile makes me wanna shag :hump:

mattburns
11-10-2004, 04:22 PM
10th November 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Malted Wheat cereal 100 gram
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Sugar, raw 2 teaspoon
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 4.5 large slice
john west tuna 70 gram
Turkey Breast 7 oz
Tortilla, flour (wheat) 1 medium tortilla (approx 8" dia)
Mayonnaise, low-calorie or diet 2 tablespoon
Sunflower oil 0.25 tablespoon
Peanut butter 2 tablespoon
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 6 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving
Raisins 1 small box (1.5 oz)
beans and sausage 1 serving
Margarine, NFS 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 4350 f-142 c-522 p-270

Notes

today i ate lots. i was hungry what can i say, it wont hurt. legs and shoulders tomorrow im gunna try and just train traps and maybe see if the delt injury will hold up, if not ill just have to rest it some more.

sav: cheers mate, every time i walk in my bathroom now i have a mental image of u 'shaggin' lol :(

savdout209
11-10-2004, 06:24 PM
does it make you hooorny baaby? :hump:

ryuage
11-11-2004, 02:06 AM
sure is a lot...i think i need to up my calories.... i've been starving at 3k lately

mattburns
11-11-2004, 04:11 PM
11th November 2004

Workout

Squats 8 x 35 8 x 40 7.5 x 50 (glad i had a spotter :S)
Leg Curls 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 45
Leg Ex 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 50
Leg Press 8 x 70 8 x 100 8 x 120
Calf Raise 8 x 35 8 x 35 8 x 55
Shoulder Press 8 x 20 8 x 30 8 x 40
Upright Rows 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 45


Diet

Raisin and Cinnamon Bagel 2 serving
Peanut butter 3 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Smart price yoghurt 2.5 serving
Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
baked beans 420 gram
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 1 large slice
Margarine, NFS 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Egg, whole, cooked, scrambled 2 large egg
Apple, raw 1 cup, NFS
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 3 oz,
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving
Sweet & Sour sauce with stir fry veg 100 gram
Turkey Breast 3 oz
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Snacks, popcorn, air-popped, white popcorn 3 oz
Pear, raw 1 small pear (approx 3 per lb)
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 4447 f-133 c-577 p-267

Notes

ate lots again today :burger: the extra carbs are to make up for the strenuos cardio with my girlfriend this morning lol, i also noticed my lifting was weak today, maybe it was lack of testosterone? i can squat 50kg fairly easy, but on my last rep i just couldnt shift it so my partner had to take the bar off me.

tried shrugs but they irritated my shoulder, however the rows and presses wernt too bad. not looking forward so much to my weekend, theyre boring cos i dont get to go to the gym :p

sav: lol, no but my mum said she feels rather flustered.

ryuage: i couldnt imagine having only 3k a day now, i reckon i could hit 5k a day no sweat. maybe ill try it in a month or so as i progress :D

savdout209
11-11-2004, 04:15 PM
haha..you told your mom? :eek: tell her i said hi *winkwink*

mattburns
11-11-2004, 04:28 PM
lol aye she was walking past n asked me what i was doing and i told her you like her decorating.

just a quick note: i have no clue at all what my BF% is, anyone got a rough estimation? i seem to have stayed the same as far as fat goes since the 1st pic if thats any help.

mattburns
11-12-2004, 04:29 PM
12th November 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer)
Apple, raw 3 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Turkey Breast 8 oz
Chicken, thigh, with or without bone, roasted, skin eaten 4 medium thigh (yield after cooking, bone removed)
Tesco tuna salad 1 serving
Jordans Muesli 100 gram
Brunch Bar 1 serving
Cous Cous 100 gram
Noodles, egg, cooked, enriched 1 cup
Sweet & Sour sauce with stir fry veg 60 gram
Pear, raw 1 medium pear (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
Crumpet, toasted 2 large (4-1/2" dia)
Margarine, NFS 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 4185 f-128 c-522 p-241

Notes

i like this eating lots malarky. its fun. gunna have my more accurate weigh in tomorrow, will post up what i am tomorrow night.

mattburns
11-14-2004, 04:42 PM
13th +14th November 2004

Diet

Saturday

Total Calories 4551 f-145 c-562 p-265

Sunday

Total Calories 4185 f-142 c-465 p-269

Notes

not too bad a weekedn, had an awesome saturday i just dossed about in my undies all day :) had a bit of a cheat today and ate some chocolate, allbeit a bit forced because my girlfriend bought me it from some place, it wa sin the shape of a penguin. penguins are quality.

gonna absolutely nail my workout tomorrow (i hope ) because i took some new pics and realised im not happy with my arms and chest still. pics will be psoted in a min.

mattburns
11-14-2004, 05:05 PM
heres some pics, legs and a most muscular to come tomorrow.

feedback anyone.

savdout209
11-14-2004, 05:18 PM
werd y0..jea, naw m sayin..you should get y0 mama to take some better pics of you mang so you can actually pose and what not :indian:

mattburns
11-14-2004, 05:22 PM
aye thats the problem its a tad embarrasing, maybe ill do it tomorrow because these poses atm arent really showing much :/

plus :( i got sum stretch marks on my lats, new small ones. i have some in the middle of my back from growth spurts but these new ones must be a sign of my growth, even if i am scarred :(

savdout209
11-14-2004, 05:33 PM
i want stretch marks :cry: ..how old are you?

mattburns
11-14-2004, 05:35 PM
17.

what you reckon of the pics? theres beginning ones on the first page, its hard for me to notice the progress but i guess ive madea fair bit. chest and arms are puny :(

savdout209
11-14-2004, 05:46 PM
17 6'4 185+ damn you..man its hard to tell..you should setup a spot for the cam and a spot to stand and stick with it..i think youre stronger for sure..youre chest and shoulders look heavier and your whole torso just looks more toned and stronger overall.. your arms look a little bigger too but id say those are your weakest point..; / maybe its the triceps? ;|

mattburns
11-14-2004, 05:51 PM
cheers:)

well, im gonna try n get pics taken tomorrow in a decently lit spot with a few standard poses. true about the tricpes, i dont think i even have any :( lol im gunna train my arms like little bitches and by xmas i hope ill have results. :)

savdout209
11-14-2004, 05:56 PM
dont overtrain em..i dont know why you dont just hit WBB #1...youre gonna cry at my progress pics comes the 1st ;P ...NOT :cry:

savdout209
11-14-2004, 06:00 PM
lol @ hoes..im trying to get this batch i know from stockton to let me open one of those pay per porn sites with her as the opening starlet..shes like im not a whore! how much?

mattburns
11-15-2004, 01:39 AM
shes like im not a whore! how much?

lmao.

i wont overtrain em ill jus hit em hard ;) i decided to not do wbb#1 and favour a push/pull/legs instead, its been going well so ill stick with it til xmas and then evaluate my progress.

Ğragons
11-15-2004, 01:59 AM
kin ell, skinny lad ;)

mattburns
11-15-2004, 07:44 AM
15th November 2004

Workout

Bench Press
8 x 20 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 50

Incline DB Press
8 x 7.5 8 x 10 8 x 15 8 x 20

Pec Deck
8 x 40 2 x 30(aggrovated shoulder too much)

Fly’s
8 x 7.5 8 x 7.5 8 x 10 8 x 10

Dips Machine
8 x 20 8 x 35 8 x 45 8 x 60

Tricep Pushdown
8 x 25 8 x 30 8 x 35 8 x 30

Diet

Jordans Muesli 100 gram
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Banana, raw 2 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Turkey Breast 6 oz
Lentil soup 2 cup
Bread, white 5 large slice
Margarine, NFS 2 tablespoon
Raisins 6 miniature box (.5 oz)
organic rice cakes 55 gram
Pasta, whole wheat, with tomato sauce, meatless 1.5 cup
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Chili con carne with beans 1 cup
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 50 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 1 cup
Shrimp, steamed or boiled 6 prawn

Total Calories 4502 f-139 c-551 p-286

Notes

had a good workout today, was gonna go for 60k on the bench but my shoulder is still not up to scratch. wish i could have worked out last night, for some reason i was feeling angry/strong. gunna hammer the deadlifts tomorrow and make sure i hit my arms hard also.

edit: added todays food. yum.

savdout209
11-15-2004, 09:30 AM
that sucks about the shoulder..hope it heals up soon

mattburns
11-15-2004, 05:10 PM
cheers mate i wish it would bloody heal :(

mattburns
11-17-2004, 08:15 AM
16th November 2004

Workout

none (see why below)

Diet

Jordans Muesli 120 gram
Banana, raw 3 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Raisins 1 small box (1.5 oz)
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 3 large slice
john west tuna 70 gram
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, broiled, skin not eaten 11 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Mayonnaise, low-calorie or diet 0.5 tablespoon
Sunflower oil 0.25 tablespoon
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Quaker Oats 1 serving
Cheese, cottage, NFS 1.25 cup
Vodka 9 fl oz (no ice)
Beef steak, fried, lean only eaten 8 oz, boneless, cooked, lean only

Total Calories 4330 f-101 c-372 p-346

Notes

had a very random day, just got back so i thought i would post up what happened. I set off at 8am in the morning with the rest of my college class and another courses class to go to a business convention thing at a place called penrith. we looked about and decided to jig it, so we asked a local where the closest pub was. we ended up in this tiny little town and the pub wasnt going to open for another 30 minutes and by then it was pissin it down.

so my mate decicded we would hitchike into the city which was 3 miles away (this was at 11.30 and we were supposed to be going home on a coach at 2) anyways we end up in penrith and go to a pun, have a few drinks and play crads then we get a phonecall off th rest of the lads sayin they managed to coax the coach driver to drive into the city if they bought him a pint. so we met up with all them and me, my mates daz, glover n kerr all got our bags and decided we would just stay in penrith for the crack.

the coach left without us and we were still in the pub with about £60 between us, we had a few more drinks and asked the landlady where the cheapest hotel was, we blagged the landlord n ended up with a room with a double and single bed in it for £20 overall.

we got sorted n went back into town (it was still only 3pm) we were pissed up n ended up finidn these birds who came back to our hotel with us, long story short ive got a girlfriend so i headed to the supermarket with my kerr whos also got a bird. we left em all alone for a bit lol. wen we came back n were talkin to on of em we discovered that one of them had chlamydia :eek: and that was the one who glover had got busy with lol.

we ditched them then ended up in a pub where it was a pound a pint, i had stopped drinkin by then and started eatin my packed lunch, we dossed about til about 9 jus drinkin n havin a laff, my mate had to shoplift to get sum food cos he was skint- i bought a big back of oats for 50p as well as milk n cottage cheese.

later on we got hungry again n decided to go fer a meal, i got a big steak so didmy mates, when it came to the bill we legged it :p and stayed in the hotel with a big bottle of vodka watchin the tele n playin cards. overall a ****in quality day and i actually managed to stick to my diet (almost) and i ate a shed load of protein.

we ended up getting a train back earlier this morning, we hid in the toilets for half the way everytime the ticket collector came but in the end we had to pay- and tried to blag him n ended up with a childs fare, so instead of payin £80 overall we payed £20 for the train :p

ended up bein a quality day out of nothin. anyways sorry for writin an essay just felt like sharing it.

mattburns
11-17-2004, 08:21 AM
17th November 2004

Workout

T-Bar Rows
8 x 30 8 x 50 8 x 60 8 x 70

One arm rows
8 x 17.5 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 22.5

Lat Pulldown
8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 50

BB Curls
8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 30

Cable curls
8 x 20 8 x 30 8 x 35 8 x 45

DB Curls
8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 10

Reverse curls
8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 10

Diet

Quaker Oats 1 serving
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Banana, raw 1 extra large (9" or longer)
Hi-Protein Flapjack 1 serving
Protein 90+ 0.5 serving
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, broiled, skin not eaten 5 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving
Chili con carne with beans 2 cup
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 1 large slice
Margarine, NFS 1 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Raisins 2 miniature box (.5 oz)
Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
noodle snack 0.7 serving
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 100 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 4308 f-160 c-492 p-245

Notes

well after yesterday we got back at about 11 and i hadnt had much to eat so i picked up some dextrose tabs and a banana then went to the gym. wouldnt have done deadlifts justice so i skipped them. workout wasnt too bad considering, felt the arms working like.

edit: not a bad diet considering, little high on fats but majority are from the nuts.

savdout209
11-17-2004, 09:45 AM
:eek: ..j00 naughty boy. :hump: How did you 'discover' she had the clap? :scratch: lol..did she just spill the beans or what

..and nice workout

mattburns
11-17-2004, 04:37 PM
lol, when i came back to the hotel i was chattin to her mate n she told me they'd been to the clinic the day before. they were dirty birds like. i wouldnt have touched them with a big stick, not unless i was drunk n single :p

mattburns
11-18-2004, 03:30 PM
18th November 2004

Workout

Squats
8 x 20 8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 60(PR)

Leg Press
8 x 100 8 x 120 8 x 130 8 x 150 (PR 335lbs :D)

Leg Extensions
8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 60

Leg Curls
8 x 20 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 50

Calf raise
8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 60

Shoulder Press
8 x 20 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 50

Lat raise
8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 10

Upright Rows
8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 60


Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 4 cup
Raisin and Cinnamon Bagel 0.3 serving
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Orange juice, NFS 1 cup
Banana, raw 3 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Chicken salsa wrap 1 serving
Tuna and sweetcorn sandwich 1 serving
Protein 90+ 1 serving
pasta stuff 0.25 serving
Hawaiin chicken 1 serving
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 1 large slice
Margarine, NFS 1 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Cookie, chocolate chip 1 big cookie (3-1/2" - 4" dia)
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, broiled, skin not eaten 4 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 100 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup
Raisins 2 miniature box (.5 oz)

Total Calories 3961 f-139 c-462 p-248

Notes

had a decent leg workout, can barely walk lol. gunna go for more on the leg press and squat next week, i felt my balance was off with the squats so next week ill practise my form and hopefully ill lift a decent weight.

will update rest of food before bedtime, gunna cram in another 500 calories. :p

savdout209
11-18-2004, 07:44 PM
dood..those leg presses/curls are crazy mang..

SW
11-18-2004, 09:25 PM
You say squats 80, 60 and stuff. Those can't be lbs. What are they?

savdout209
11-18-2004, 10:38 PM
kilos matey, aRRRRR

mattburns
11-19-2004, 10:14 AM
cheers sav :)

yup ther kilo's, 1 kilo = 2.2 lbs so if you want a rough estimate of what im lifting double it :)

mattburns
11-19-2004, 05:02 PM
4th November 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Raisin and Cinnamon Bagel 1 serving 226 2 44 9
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon 95 8 3 4
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup 364 14 35 24
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon 77 4 9 1
Smart price yoghurt 3 serving 288 2 57 12
Banana, raw 3 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) 326 2 83 4
Tuna and sweetcorn sandwich 1 serving 418 18 43 21
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, broiled, skin not eaten 5 oz, boneless, cooked, skinless 229 5 0 43
Doughnut, custard-filled 1 doughnut 235 16 20 4
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 100 gram 568 46 16 26
Snack a jack rice cakes 1 serving 115 2 22 2
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving 350 5 76 9
Sweet & Sour sauce with stir fry veg 100 gram 130 2 28 1
Turkey Breast 6 oz 230 0 0 51
Bread, whole wheat, 100% 1 large slice 79 1 15 3
Malted Wheat cereal 100 gram 342 3 69 10
Sugar, raw 2 teaspoon 31 0 8 0
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup 100 4 3 13
Total Calories 4201 134 529 237

Notes

ate food, enough, going to sleep. :hump:

mattburns
11-21-2004, 03:34 PM
21st November 2004

Workout

none

Diet

Saturday
Total Calories 4313 f-133 c-552 p-239

Sunday
Total Calories 4131 f-160 c-475 p-218

Notes

had a bit of a cheat b4, a caramel ice cream and sum fried chicken. cant hurt. hasnt been a bad weekend, worked saturday 10-7 and today 9-6 so im a bit knackered, gunna have an early night ive got my driving test tomorrow.

i hope i bloody pass :p

SW
11-21-2004, 03:51 PM
Drive well my man. Chicken.......PROTEIN lol there's some justification for ya. Caramel ice cream, I just ate some chocolate ice cream with cinnamon grahm crackers crushed over it.MMMMMMMMMMMM. You're bulking. Cheating isn't half as important as getting the right stuff, the rest is just exess :)

mattburns
11-22-2004, 08:44 AM
cheers will.

well.... I PASSED :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

mattburns
11-22-2004, 09:20 AM
22nd November 2004

Workout

Bench Press
8 x 20 8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 50

Incline DB Press
8 x 12.5 8 x 15 8 x 17.5 8 x 17.5

Pec Deck
8 x 35 8 x 40 8 x 45 8 x 50

Fly’s
8 x 7.5 8 x 7.5 8 x 7.5 8 x 10

Dips Machine
8 x 50 8 x 60 8 x 65 8 x 70

Tricep Pushdown
8 x 25 8 x 25 8 x 25 8 x 25


Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.25 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 3 cup
Raisin and Cinnamon Bagel 1 serving
Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Turkey Breast 100 gram
Bread, white 1 large slice
Uncle Bens golden veg rice 1 serving
Margarine, tub, salted 1 tablespoon
Soup, lentil with ham, canned, ready-to-serve 2.5 cup (8 fl oz)
Rice, brown, long-grain, raw 0.25 cup
Muller Rice 200 gram
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 75 gram
Ice cream, NFS 0.25 cup
organic rice cakes 40 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.75 cup

Total Calories 3759 f-119 c-470 p-228

Notes

had a good workout, also had 4 craps this morning i was so nervous lol. felt fairly strong today, did attempt 60k on bench but my shoulder was having none of it.

diet is fine up to now, will update the rest later.

edit: not too bad diet wise, a little low on carbs but its no bother as long as my protein is in check.

Ğragons
11-22-2004, 02:54 PM
come on son, theres kids lifting 60kg :P

mind u i can only bench 95kg flat bench, so i best buck my ideas up to

Jog On, good stuff

mattburns
11-22-2004, 03:34 PM
lol aye, converted into lbs thats only 150 inc bar. tis pitiful but what can i say my chest is my weakest part.

ill be doin some hardcore deadlifting tomorrow ;) there'll be some decent numbers happenin soon dont worry :p

mattburns
11-23-2004, 10:24 AM
4th November 2004

Workout

Deadlifts
8 x 40 8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 80

T-Bar Rows
8 x 40 8 x 55 8 x 70 8 x 70

One arm rows
8 x 17.5 8 x 20 8 x 25 8 x 30

Lat Pulldown 8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 55 8 x 55
BB Curls 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 30
Cable curls 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 45
Forearm Curls 8 x 20 8 x 10 8 x 10 8 x 20


Diet



Notes

mattburns
11-24-2004, 05:35 PM
just split up with my girlfriend of eight months, will still be going to the gym but my diet may vary depending on my mood. will post up stuff once im back on track.

savdout209
11-24-2004, 08:46 PM
:cry: dood thats ****ty..be strong, drink lots..the sorrow will be gone before you know it :alcoholic

try not to let your diet slack man. mines been **** all week because of this moving back to cali nonsense but yea, it sucks..itll just bring you even lower..eat up a storm, lift harder, and KNOW this...i still think youre dead sexy :whip:

Ğragons
11-25-2004, 10:32 AM
what was ur birds name? i might know her ;p

been txtin this lass for a few days myself and she was well up for it, but she ran out of credit and wanted me to phone her but im dead shy :-s

its 10x easier when ur pissed ;P

mattburns
11-25-2004, 11:43 AM
kirsty wilkinson.

aye i cba with the process of chattin up birds again i got no balls at all.

still feel like ****, had an alright session at the gym and a mediocre diet. cant be arsed posting it all up, im off to the pub.

TheGimp
11-26-2004, 06:35 AM
Hey man, sorry to hear about that. Time is a great healer and all, hope you get back on track soon.

briancurran01
11-26-2004, 07:10 AM
matt sorry to hear about the female issues...take it easy bro...

mattburns
11-27-2004, 02:18 PM
gimp, brian: cheers for the support, it means a lot :)

ive been eating ok past few days- enough anyway because i get insanely hungry when i dont plan out my meals. haven't really cheated just been relaxed.

thinking about changing my split because ill have more free time now, as my chest and arms are lagging and my workout partner is keen to bring up his too i was thinking of doing this:

mon- chest tris
tue- back bis
wed- legs shoulders
thur- chest tris bis (with two exercises for each body part)

any input on this? i dont think it would be overtraining and i might as well dothis to bring up my chest and arms.

ill be starting up properly again from monday.

mattburns
11-29-2004, 07:36 AM
29th November 2004

Workout

Bench Press
8 x 30 8 x 40 6 x 50 4 x 55

Incline DB Press
8 x 15 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 20

Pec Deck
8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 50

Fly’s
8 x 12.5 8 x 12.5 8 x 12.5

Dips Machine
8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 70 8 x 70

Tricep Pushdown
8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 25 8 x 25

Diet

Grape-Nuts 1.5 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Smart price yoghurt 1 serving
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Lentil soup 1 cup
Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked 0.25 cup
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 3 oz
Turkey Breast 4 oz
Raisins 3 small box (1.5 oz)
Lamb, domestic, loin, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, cooked, roasted
Potato rossti 100 gram
beans and sausage 1 serving
Bread, white 2.5 large slice
Margarine, tub, salted 2 Guideline amount per slice of bread/roll
Cheese, cottage, NFS 1 cup

Total Calories 4067 f-128 c-479 p-268

Notes

not a bad workout, lacked energy somewhat. Managed the 55 on bench and 20's on the DB. tri's feel very worked and im overall quite satisfied. Im gonna work hard as **** to get a few solid pounds on before xmas and i want to see some decent strength gains.

I want my bench up to at least 70kg (175 inc bar). I want my deadlift up to 100kg (235 inc. bar) and my squat to a decent 80kg (220 inc. olympic bar.) if i reach these goals ill be pleased and will reward myself with about forty mince pies :p

EDIT: an ideal day diet wise, maybe a few more carbs seeing as it was a w/o day.

mattburns
11-30-2004, 04:36 PM
30th November 2004

Workout

Deadlifts
8 x 40 8 x 70 8 x 80 8 x 90

T-Bar Rows
8 x 40 8 x 60 8 x 60 8 x 60

One arm rows
8 x 25 8 x 25 8 x 30 8 x 30

Lat Pulldown
8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 40

BB Curls
8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 20 8 x 20

Cable curls
8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 40

Forearm Curls
8 x 20 8 x 15 8 x 15

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1.5 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 6 cup
Banana, raw 3 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Raisins 2.5 small box (1.5 oz)
Protein 90+ 1 serving
john west tuna 140 gram
Mayonnaise, low-calorie or diet 1 tablespoon
Bread, white 5 large slice
Sunflower oil 0.5 tablespoon
Lasagna with meat and/or poultry 1 piece (1/8 of 7" x 12", approx 3-1/2" x 4")
Apple, raw 1 large (3-1/4" dia) (approx 2 per lb)
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 75 gram
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup
Turkey Breast

Total Calories 3797 f-107 c-513 p-236

Notes

what a quality day, good workout, decent diet. and i bought my car :) ended up pullin tonight n all so all is good :hump:

mattburns
11-30-2004, 04:38 PM
oh yea, PR on the deadlift :D ill be at 100k next week b0llocks to xmas!

mattburns
12-01-2004, 05:46 PM
1st December 2004

Workout

Squats
8 x 40 8 x 60 8 x 70

Leg Press
8 x 100 8 x 150 8 x 150 8 x 200

Leg Extensions
8 x 40 8 x 50 8 x 50

Leg Curls
8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 50

SCL
8 x 30 8 x 30 8 x 80

Shoulder Press
8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 40 8 x 50

Shrugs
8 x 60 8 x 60 8 x 60 8 x 70

Upright Rows
8 x 30 8 x 30 8 x 40 8 x 50

Diet

Muesli with raisins, dates, and almonds 1 cup
Milk, cow's, fluid, 2% fat 5 cup
Raisin and Cinnamon Bagel 1 serving
Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
Banana, raw 4 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
Protein 90+ 1 serving
Turkey Breast 8 oz
Pork, fresh, loin, sirloin (chops), bone-in, separable lean only, cooked, braised 8 oz
Potatoes, baked, flesh and skin, without salt 2 potato, (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
Peanuts, Dry Roasted 40 gram
Lentil soup 1 cup
Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked 0.4 cup
Cheese, cottage, NFS 0.5 cup

Total Calories 3792 f-91 c-482 p-286

Notes

decent workout, felt pretty good shoulder wise for once :) diet was good except for the low fat, no worries tho. gunna do chest bis n tris tomorrow.

mattburns
12-02-2004, 05:38 PM
Total: 3659
Fat: 99 892 25%
Sat: 35 317 9%
Poly: 17 150 4%
Mono: 36 320 9%
Carbs: 392 1456 40%
Fiber: 28 0 0%
Protein: 319 1274 35%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

ate that much today, did a chest/ tri/bi session it was ok. a bit pissed off atm cos of my car insurance so i dont have time to update fully. workin all weekend so probly wont post.

ryuage
12-02-2004, 05:41 PM
whatcha weighin in now?

mattburns
12-03-2004, 09:17 AM
to be honest i dont know, my scales are terrible and i havent used the ones at my dads for 3 weeks. 3 weeks ago at my dads i was 191 at midday. im around 188-189 first thing in the morning.

i really need to re-assess my diet this amount isn't enough, i need to stop being lazy and make my meals before hand and will maybe get an MRP.

mattburns
12-03-2004, 05:58 PM
ad a bit of a dodgy night, went to an 18th ate ****e all. my workout partner who i went with beat the crap out of this lad in the bogs cos he was sposed to be after him, then he went and his mate smacked daz (w/o partner) so i got involved, then later on the first lad wanted a fight again so he went out to av one n daz ended up gettin jumped by a few lads, only a bit scratched up. so all in all an orite night, except im off out tomorrow to find the bastards n sort em out :p

p.s im hungry :(