View Full Version : journey to a 1500 lb total

11-23-2004, 07:59 PM
--- and hopefully it wont be a long one :cool:

today im starting a new journal, i havent updated my old one for like 3 months so thats gone.

ive just set a ton of new PRs in the past month so i guess its good that i start while im still getting stronger. as of right now my gym pr's are about:

squat: around 470-480, just going off projected maxes
bench: only 265, on a good day. a competition worthy bench would be like 245. after that it gets kinda sloppy.
dead: just set a new pr today @ 505!

note these are all without suits, just a belt.
im not really gonna lift much until after thanksgiving, probably only twice more until next monday. i just wanted to get this up while i was off my ass lol.

edit for my own reference:
beginning maxes jan 2004:
squat 343
bench 213
dead 315

11-28-2004, 07:21 PM
well i successfully got fat and gained 4.5 lbs this weekend without working out once! and i have a meet in like 13 days, wonderful! im at 218 right now, i cant gain any more weight for 2 weeks. at least i gained 4.5 lbs of good healthy foods instead of the normal trash i eat. tomorrow i start lifting again, i hope to train in my squat suit at least 2 times before the meet.

11-30-2004, 11:34 PM
monday: i didnt go very hard at all... :(
bench press: 135x10 185x8 200x8
skulls: 65x8x2 75x5
upright row: 95x8 105x8 115x8(hard last set)
box dips: BW+20KGx8 BW+40KGx8 BW+60KGx8
biceps: 65x8 75x8 85x8 105x3
random pull ups

tuesday: did a bunch of singles in squat and hang clean. thats all.
squat: 135x10 225x6 315x5 365x3 405x1 415x1 445x1 all were good. did last 3 in my suit
hang clean: (only 2 sets:() 165x8 240x5
ive never cleaned 240 before, but today i somehow figured how to pull myself under the bar and did 5 easily.

11-30-2004, 11:54 PM
Good luck with everything Gimp :spam:

12-01-2004, 10:24 PM
thanks hockey66...

wednsday: worked on competition type bench press. slowly down with a one second pause, even bar on the way up.
135x10 185x5 205x5 215x4 230x3 250xmiss by a little.
hang clean: 135x5 185x5 225x4 250x1
static hangs: 275x20seconds 315x10seconds twice
jogging and other crap.

12-03-2004, 07:12 PM
squat: 135x15 185x10 315x10 365x5
rack cleans: 145x10x3
lat pulldowns: 150x8 162.5x8 175x5

i need to lose 5 pounds in a week! ahhhh!

12-06-2004, 10:09 PM
monday: a good day :)

bench: 170x10 185x8 210x10 215x1 230x1 250x1 275x1 all were good meet quality lifts too, save the 275, which i didnt pause on!
db incline: 60x9 65x8 70x7
tricep cable pd's: 75x8x3
shoulder press: 115x9 135x8 145x7
db flies: 30x9 35x8 40x7

and im 218lbs right now, im under weight! what a great day.

12-07-2004, 09:54 PM
hang clean(warmup): 100x10 125x10 145x10
deadlift: 225x3 315x3 405x2 455x1 495x1 515x1 and the 515 went up w/o a fight, a 3-white-light lift.
squat: 135x8 225x7 315x4 365x3 405x2 425x1 445x1

i dont know if i want to continue using my suit... i did the 365 and under all raw, with a belt on 365... when i put my suit on for the 3 400+lb lifts, it felt way too hard for what it was. ive dont 455 w/ just a belt, and it felt a lot more solid than the 425 w/ a suit. i think this may be because of the fact that my suit doesnt fit perfect. i can almost get it on myself, the straps are too long. just 3 squats though and my hips are bruised, so the lower part cant be too small (i hope!) i will see if im going to use my suit on my meet saturday or not... no biggie one way or the other.

12-09-2004, 09:00 PM
im hovering at like 219 right now, a day left and i have to keep eating light. suck!

12-18-2004, 11:40 PM
monday: bench day
bp: 195x8 102x7 215x6 225x1 250x1 275x1
db incline: 65'sx8x3
cable pushdown: 75x10 87.5x10 100x8
dips: bwx8x3
shoulder press: 105x10 115x8 135x6

tuesday: squat. felt crappy and very weak compared to usual
squat: 315x10 350x7 375x6
rdl: 225x8 275x8 315x8
calf raises: 365x15 415x10 495x8

thursday: incline bench (very weak)
incline: 155x8 175x7 185x6
db bench: 65'sx9 80'sx8x2
skulls: 65x10 75x8 85x7
lat pulldowns: 150x8 162.5x7 175x5

friday: hang clean
hang clean: 165x6 200x5 245x4
deadlift: 245x7 315x5 405x3 455x2 500x1 515x1
static holds w/ fat bar: est 135x45sec 185x30sec 225x20sec

12-18-2004, 11:47 PM
hey, your well on the road to 1500, stay focused....

01-11-2005, 09:54 PM
AHHHHHH havent thought about this for almost a month! thats okay because i was out of town for 2 weeks over the holiday anyways. i just started lifting again last week. i have now been lifting for a full year, and all my maxes have gone up a LOT.

i maxed out in bench on monday and got 285lbs 2 times, projected at 300 lbs, so i have finally (though not in a single) broken the 300lb mark! in squat i also upped my pr 5 rep max despite only squatting about 3 times in the last month. i did 410x5 like it was cake. hang clean is staying the same, and i assume that my deadlift is rising as well because my hammies and low back are getting plenty of workout on rdl/s and other such exercises.

i got a meet next friday (10 days away) and im hovering at about 225 bodyweight. thats a pleasant surprise because i just started taking creatine again 3 weeks ago, and the first time i started it i gained 10lbs in water weight.

thats is all. :)

01-13-2005, 06:54 PM
maxed on hang clean today,

got a new pr projected max at 265, or 245x3... but i could easily add 50lbs if i improved my terrible terrible form. oh well my projected max has gone up 23 lbs in 2 months...

01-13-2005, 08:03 PM
I raise my protein shake in salute to you and your noble goals!

01-13-2005, 10:09 PM
thanks, lol

btw, that reminds me that i need a job. my creatine is half gone and i would also like to start taking some protein again. but i dont want a job. but i wannabebig....

oh well i guess i can go be a telemarketer 20 hrs a week.

01-17-2005, 11:40 PM
i weighed at 217.5 today, good news since i have a meet on friday! ive been back on creatine for about a month, and i have experienced strength increase but no weight increase. a good thing!

ps i got a job as a telemarketer to support my creatine/protein..............er i mean steroids :)

01-24-2005, 06:52 PM
ok im going to try to actually use this thing now instead of just babbling and posting my last sets.

today was arms/chest
bench press: 135x10 215x7 230x6 245x5 260x3
db incline press: 50'sx7 60'sx6 70'sx5
db flies: 30'sx7 40'sx6 50'sx5
shoulder press: 115x7 135x6 150x5
box dips: 44lbs in lapx10 88lbs in lapx8 132lbs in lapx6 176lbs in lapx4

i also tried partial presses. they were terrible. my arms werent that tired, so i dont know what the deal was. i had the pins about 3 inches off my chest. i had a bar w/ 225 on the pins. i could only do like 4 reps and they were very hard and very iffy. i wonder is that my sticking point or what?

good day though.

01-25-2005, 08:26 PM
leg day today, squat is definantly getting better!
back squat: 135x8 340x7 365x6 405x5 - - - - last set was way too easy. i bet 420 wouldve gone for 5.
onearm db low row: 80x7 80x6 80x5 (80s are the biggest db's we have :()
lat pulldowns: 145x7 170x6 182.5x5
biceps: 65x7 80x6 80x5
gm's: 135x7 185x6 225x5

also in other news: i got a job at bakers (grocery store) since the telemarketing thing was gay (quit after 2 hours) my little sister works there. she bags groceries. i am a cashier. she will be my lackey. she will do my bidding. mwahahahahha

01-26-2005, 05:31 PM
no lifting today, just an hour of cardio. i hate cardio. cardio sucks.

btw, i cant start my job at the grocery store for a month! suckness!

01-27-2005, 08:06 PM
ahhh too much benching today! and we need bigger dumbbells at my gym. they only go up to 80's.

incline bench: 135x7 175x6 205x4 180x5
db bench: 80'sx10 80'sx8 80'sx8
flat bench: 195x7 225x6 250x3
shoulder press: 115x7 125x6 135x5 arms are dead

then i went to the local military fieldhouse w/ a couple friends and tried a bunch of machines. did some machine work on abs triceps and lats... oh and also chest flies. i think i hit my chest pretty hard today :)

01-31-2005, 06:25 PM
arm day todizzay

bench press: 135x5 215x5 230x5 250x5
db incline press: 50'sx5 80'sx5x2
db chest flies: 35'sx5 45'sx5 50'sx5
shoulder press: 115x5 135x5 155x5
close grip bench for tri's: 95x10 135x8 185x6

ok day, 250x5 on bench was way easy.

01-31-2005, 10:43 PM
How'd the meet go? You have a very impressive DL and squat.

02-01-2005, 09:14 PM
thanks man. i got 470squat, 285bench, and only 500dl (i did my 3rd deadlift at midnight though :)) all raw. i made a post in general discussion if you want more info.

today == legs. i think ill hit my goal of 525 on march 5th RAW at the rate im going, i feel like this is my first month of squatting, thats how rapidly my squat is improving.

back squat: 135x5 350x5 375x5 415x5 (morning)
185x5 225x10 315x10 405x3 425x3 455x1 475x1 (evening)
gm's: 135x5 205x5 225x5
upright row: 115x5x3
bb shrugs: 185x5 225x5 275x5 300x5
ez bar preacher curls: 65x5 75x5 85x5 my biceps = the weakness

i did the 405x3 and 425x3 squat sets w/o a belt, i think that means my core is getting stronger. i didnt bend over at all. im getting pretty solid. im so happy that i hit the 475x1 so easy after 2 heavy hard squat workouts. i think 495 will go for a ride now whenever i want it to. sweet :)

02-03-2005, 06:37 PM
ughhhh............................................ i had an off day today and i still feel tired and stiff.
bench: 135x10 225x5 235x5 275x1 225x4x2 so crappy i felt so weak.
skulls: 65x10x3

thats all. i was too pissed at how crappy i was doing to lift anymore.

02-07-2005, 08:46 PM
didnt have a lot of time to lift today.
bench: 135x10 225x6 235x6 245x6
skulls: 65x5 75x5x2

02-10-2005, 09:34 PM
tuesday feb 8 2005:
good squat day. thats actually all i did. but i did morning and evening sessions.
back squat (morning): 185x10 365x6 405x6 425x6
(evening): 225x10 315x8 405x3 455x1 495x1 new pr.

thursday feb 10 2005:
got new db's in the gym finally. before they only went up to 80's, now we have 85, 90, 95, and 100's.
incline bench press: 115x10 155x6 176x6 195x5
db bench: 70'sx6 85'sx6 100'sx5 it feels good to be using more than 80's finally
skulls: 65x6 75x6x2
bench press: 215x8 225x6 245x1 255x1 275x1
various back and bicep machines, also a little lat work on machine.

weights at 229 on fancy electronic scale. i can easily cut 10lbs though at least, if i wanted i could probably diet down to 210 within a month. but i dont want to :)

02-16-2005, 05:21 PM
monday 2/14... bench day
bench press: 155x10 230x5 240x5 250x5
db incline bench: 60sx5 70sx5 80sx5
skulls: 65x5 75x5 85x5

tuesday 2/15... SQUAT PR WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
back squat: 185x10 375x5 405x5 435x5 455x1 500x1 bold are pr's
wide foot rdl: 200x5 225x5 250x5
farmers walk:
-150 in each hand for 60 yards
-190 in each hand for 45 yards
-240 in each hand for 15 yards 2x

wed. feb 16: bench again
bench: 135x10 225x5 245x5 255x5 275x1
db bench: 80sx5 90sx5 100sx4
tendonitis sparked up so i had to quit....