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-TIM-
12-08-2004, 09:45 PM
It's been probably close to a year since the last journal entries so I figure I'll start a new one. I spent a lot of time during the last 7 or 8 month playing basketball which has thrown off my lifting. I played in a league on Tuesday nights which was a lot of fun. All that running around really got my stamina back up. I'm right around 185 which is roughly 7 lbs lighter than when I lived in Davenport. I would say I've lost a little body fat with all the added cardio. My strength is down a bit as a result, but I'm not too concerned. My back and chest have come along nicely but the running has trimmed my legs down. I'm really not sure what my goals are besides putting on some weight while keeping the body fat around 10%. That's about all for now.

Stackattack
12-08-2004, 10:08 PM
Good luck with it man.

Hockey66
12-08-2004, 10:19 PM
Good luck, Eat like a monster :spam:

Maki Riddington
12-08-2004, 10:30 PM
May luck be with you.

-TIM-
12-09-2004, 04:46 PM
Thanks guys.

I've eaten well today. I feel like my stomach is starting to stretch again because I'm having a hard time getting full and I'm piling it in. Doesn't look like I'll make it into the gym tonight since I'm stuck at work late and I have prior engagements from 7-9:30. Gym closes at 10:00 p.m. I will hit thighs and hammies tomorrow. Today is actually going to be good to take off since my hamstrings are still sore from deadlifts the other day. This weekend will be tight with the funeral so I'll have to get into the gym early Saturday morning and late Sunday night. Better steer clear of the partying :D. I'm outta here (time to eat).

Stephen Riddington
12-13-2004, 01:47 PM
Good luck, man.

-TIM-
12-13-2004, 04:21 PM
Well I made it to the gym parking lot last night. Then my dad called and we spent an hour on the phone. The gym was ready to close by the time we stopped talking.

I'll be in the gym tonight for my chest and calf workout. I've been really happy with my chest progress over the last 3 months or so. It's starting to fill out. Actually I seem to be getting back up to snuff all around. All good things.

-TIM-
12-13-2004, 09:07 PM
Just got back from the gym 30 minutes ago. Did chest and calves.

DB Press - 6 sets, 10 reps, 30 lbs. to 55 lbs.
Incline DB Press - 5 sets, 10 reps, 30 lbs. each set.

Standing Calf Raise - 5 sets, 10 reps, 160 lbs. each set.
Seated Calf Raise - 5 sets, 10 reps, 70 lbs. each set.

Decline crunches - 3 sets, 10 reps per.

I've lowered my weights the last few month and have been focusing mostly on form. I think I'll do this for a few more weeks and then up the weight. At the same, I'll drop reps per set to 8. I think I weighted 186 lbs. last week. Still 6-8 lbs. lighter than my top weight. Not too concerned though. My back and chest are looking good. The weight should start coming back on now that league ball is over.

-TIM-
12-15-2004, 06:14 PM
Back day tonight. I'm coming off of a cold. Well I've been sick for the last 3 weeks, but I feel a lot better. Decided to test my max on deadlifts and I topped my old personal best. I pulled 315 lbs. That's all I did for tonight. It felt damn good. Time to go celebrate!

Edit! Here's what I did to build up to that 1 rep max:

135 x 8
185 x 5
225 x 3
275 x 1
315 x 1

That seemed to be a good warm up to the final attempt. I'll have to grab a calculator and look at the percentages for each and use that as a model for future max lifts.

PizDoff
12-15-2004, 06:55 PM
That's awesome!
You are the beast!!!

Stephen Riddington
12-16-2004, 03:07 PM
Nice work!!! I bet that feels great.

-TIM-
12-17-2004, 09:59 PM
Went to the gym tonight but it was closed for their damn Christmas party. Guess I'll lift in the morning. Not a big deal though. I will do shoulders and arms tomorrow and still be on track for thighs and hamstrings on Sunday. Went grocery shopping last night and I've got all kinds of food so I'm eating really well. I hope to get back up to 190 shortly after the holidays.

-TIM-
12-19-2004, 01:13 PM
Did shoulders and arms yesterday. The gym was really quiet so I ended up staying there for about an hour and a half. I've got the notes in my log and I don't feel much like posting right now. Maybe later. I did increase skulls by 10 lbs.

Stephen Riddington
12-20-2004, 02:33 PM
10lbs increase is significiant IMO. At least you were in the gym for 1.5 hours. :)

-TIM-
12-21-2004, 10:38 PM
It's not too bad for skulls. That's one exercise that I'm even more critical when it comes to my form. So I'm always careful when increasing the weight. I think I'm ready though.


Thighs and Hamstrings

Worked the upper legs today. I took Adam's advice and dropped the reps per set on squats and upped the weight significantly. Here's what the routine looked like:

Leg Ext - Get the blood flowing
15 x 90

Squats
10 x 135
10 x 135
5 x 185
5 x 185
2 x 225
3 x 225

Leg Ext
10 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90

SLDL
10 x 135
10 x 135

I should have worked a few more sets of SLDL's in but the gym closed down. That's my excuse at least :D. Actually, I should be doing another exercise for hamstrings as well. Maybe I'll work a few sets of leg curls in.

Stephen Riddington
12-21-2004, 10:58 PM
Squats are heavy. Nice leg work, even though the session was cut short.

-TIM-
12-22-2004, 05:24 PM
My hammies are killing me today. I know it's not a way to measure a successful workout, but I know I hit them somewhat with the few sets I did for SLDL. Not bad. I'm off to the gym right now...

-TIM-
12-24-2004, 10:44 AM
12/22/04 - 188 lbs.

Chest & Calves

DB Press
8 x 35
8 x 40
8 x 45
8 x 50
8 x 55
8 x 60

Incline Bench
3 x 135
5 x 135
4 x 135
5 x 135
4 x 135

Standing Calf Raise
10 x 160 - 5 sets

Seated Calf Raise
10 x 70 - 4 sets
20 x 70 - speed reps

Decline Crunch
3 sets of 15


I had a great workout. That was the first time I did BB Incline bench at the M.A.C. The top of the back cushion on the bench was really narrow and it was hard to stabalize myself at first. The reps went up a little easier at the end.

OH beer beer beer and burgers! :alcoholic :burger: I'm eating kind of bad right now. By bad I mean I'm not eating clean. I'm bingeing because I'm going to tighten up my diet after New Years. Not a resolution, just a good time to do it after the holidays. I stepped on the scale and I'm finally getting the weight back on. I've been pretty regular in the gym and I'm eating more. Still a few pounds away from my previous top weight of 193 lbs. It's coming back. League ball really kicked my butt and trimmed me down. Oh well, consider myself reborn.

-TIM-
12-26-2004, 12:32 PM
OH beer beer beer and burgers! :alcoholic :burger: I'm eating kind of bad right now. By bad I mean I'm not eating clean. I'm bingeing because I'm going to tighten up my diet after New Years.

Well I just read an article on ALN that said not to worry about eating clean when attempting to gain mass. Maybe I won't worry about it as much as I thought. It sounds like eating more, even if it's not clean, is what would be best to focus on. I will cut back on beer though. Gonna do back and traps today after I do laundry. The gym better be open.

Scott S
12-26-2004, 10:47 PM
Hey Tim, grats on the new journal and all.

What's your upcoming week look like?

-TIM-
12-27-2004, 04:01 PM
Hey Tim, grats on the new journal and all.

What's your upcoming week look like?

Well I work during the day and have nights and weekends off. I'm guessing you're in town now that the holiday's have passed. I'm at a wedding on Friday and in the Q.C. area on Saturday but Sunday is open. Let's get a beer somewhere, err a protein shake. That's what I meant. I'll give you a call, is your number still 952-XXX-XXXX?

Scott S
12-27-2004, 04:56 PM
Well I work during the day and have nights and weekends off. I'm guessing you're in town now that the holiday's have passed. I'm at a wedding on Friday and in the Q.C. area on Saturday but Sunday is open. Let's get a beer somewhere, err a protein shake. That's what I meant. I'll give you a call, is your number still 952-XXX-XXXX?

In my universe, beer doesn't count. Same number -- I may change it someday, but I'm in no hurry. See ya.

-TIM-
12-27-2004, 05:44 PM
Sounds good.

-TIM-
12-27-2004, 11:21 PM
12/26/04

Damn I ate good this weekend. It sucks having the gym closed over the holiday though. Here's what I did on the 26th:

Back & Traps

Deads
8 x 185
5 x 205
5 x 225
3 x 245
3 x 245
5 x 245

Pulldowns
10 x 90
8 x 100
8 x 100
8 x 100
8 x 100

T-Bar Rows
8 x 45
8 x 70

Shrugs
8 x 55
10 x 55
8 x 55
8 x 55

The M.A.C. was closed so I called Em and got a day pass to New Life. I was able to find most of the equipment I'm used to and get a good workout in. I can't find my belt though so deads were a little weaker than what I could have done. I probably left it at the M.A.C. so I'm sure it will turn up. I've got my delt and arm workout coming up next. I would have done that tonight (Monday) but Brett came into town so we partied a little. Good times. Filled the night with food so at least I was doing something right. We'll see how things pan out for tomorrow.

Stephen Riddington
12-28-2004, 02:28 PM
Damn, that one heavy-ass session. Hella nice work!!!!

Scott S
12-28-2004, 03:19 PM
Solid session. Looks like you're regaining your strength quickly!

-TIM-
12-28-2004, 03:54 PM
Canadian Homer - Thanks C.H. I actually cut it a little short. I didn't do hypers and only finished 4 of my usual 6 sets of shrugs. It was pretty intense and I'm still feeling it.

Scott - The strength is definitely coming back. I have to attribute it to my diet. I've been eating a lot more lately. My size is coming back too. I'm almost back to 190. I was 193-195 at my max so I'm really close. Can't wait to tip 200!

Thanks again guys!

-TIM-
12-29-2004, 12:38 AM
12/28/04 - 188 lbs

Delts & Arms

DB Military Press
8 x 40 - 3 sets

Upright Rows
8 x 65 - 3 sets

Straight Bar Pushdown
8 x 100 - 4 sets

Skulls
8 x 55 - 4 sets

Preacher Curls
5 x 85
5 x 85
5 x 85
4 x 85

BB Curls
10 x 55
8 x 55
8 x 55

Wrist Curls (L-Arm only)
15 x 25 - 2 sets


I don't see how the hell Justin does 225 for preacher curls. More power to him :D. My left forearm hurt pretty good after I was done. Flair up from my broken wrist. That really put a lot of strain on the arm. All good though. I still completed all sets for bi's and 2 sets of wrist curls. Good session. Ate really well again today. Topped it off with a few beers. Now it's 1:36 a.m. and I've got to be up in 5 hours for work. Lack of sleep is starting to get to me. I'd better turn that around. I'll take a nap tomorrow, promise.

-TIM-
12-29-2004, 01:48 PM
I need some zzz's. I got up at 7:00 this morning and called my boss and said I was going to be in 2 hours late. Went back to bed and woke up at 9:00 feeling refreshed. Had a bowl of cereal for breakfast, nutroll for a snack and just downed 3 cheeseburgers, med fries and a Poweraid for lunch. All thanks to my holiday gift certificates. I've been really good about eating this last week. Sarah's bringing over lasagna and chicken salad for dinner so I'll be set for tonight. I'm going to take a nap after work and give my body some much needed rest. Legs will have to wait until tomorrow.

-TIM-
12-29-2004, 10:39 PM
Sarah brought over lasagna and a chicken salad wrap. I had the wrap and it was so damn good. It had chicken and hard boiled eggs in it, along with a bunch of other good stuff. I've eaten so much better these last few weeks and I have to attribute it to her cooking. My weight is teatering on 190 for the first time in almost a year.

I'm heading to bed in a few minutes so I should get a good 7 hours tonight. I plan on doing legs tomorrow, Thursday, and chest on Friday. That will keep me right on track for the week.

Saint Patrick
12-29-2004, 10:47 PM
In my universe, beer doesn't count.

In my universe, Marijuana is a vegetable. :D



Nice sessions in here, Tim.

-TIM-
12-30-2004, 09:08 AM
I don't think I saw that vegetable listed on the food pyramid. Can you imagine 4-5 servings of that per day :D

-TIM-
12-30-2004, 01:23 PM
Dammit dammit dammit. Now I'm going to work in Davenport tonight. I'm freakin' broke. I'll miss my workout and have to do legs tomorrow. Gotta pay the bills though. Today ****ing sucks ass.

ryuage
12-31-2004, 07:41 AM
*peeks in journal*

gotta do what you gotta do to pay dem bills

-TIM-
12-31-2004, 11:23 AM
Gotta do it. I used to wait tables at Chili's and they let me pick up shifts whenever I want. Brought home $80 last night. Not too bad for 5 hours of work.

Going to go to the gym in a few minutes. I'll combine chest and legs. I'm going to do cleans for the first time so I'm excited about that. But I'd better get rolling.

Had 6 eggs, 2 pieces of wheat toast with pb&j on each and a tall glass of milk for my pre-workout meal. Gonna clean up and head out.

-TIM-
12-31-2004, 01:43 PM
Well the gym was closed so I went to New Life and they were open for another 30 minutes. Austin let me lift for free. Whoot!

With the limited time I decided to focus only on Power Cleans. Here's what it looked like:

Power Cleans
Few warmup sets with 5-10 reps to get form down
- 45 lbs
- 95 lbs
- 115 lbs

6 x 135
5 x 135
7 x 135
7 x 135

At first I felt like my legs were moving the weight. But after the form started to tighten up, I started feeling it in my shoulders and traps as well. All around it felt great.

Not sure where to place them though. Could be leg or back day.

ANY SUGGESTIONS?

twcolabear
12-31-2004, 02:33 PM
Happy New Year!

ryuage
01-01-2005, 07:22 AM
id put power cleans on leg day personally

-TIM-
01-02-2005, 03:58 PM
ryuage - That's what I hear, but they beat the hell out of my traps the day after. I've never felt this much soreness in them. I wonder if I should start doing hanging cleans for trap work? I'll have to experiment.

1/2/05

Chest and Calves

DB Press
8 x 45
5 x 50
5 x 55
5 x 60
10 x 50

Bench
5 x 155
4 x 165
8 x 135

Seated Calf Raises
13 x 70
12 x 70
12 x 70
10 x 70
10 x 70

Sled Press
12 x 270
10 x 270

Leg Raises - Few sets for abs
2 sets of 5 reps. Held at 90 degree angle for 3 seconds on each rep. Burned the hell out of my lower stomach.


My shoulders where fairly sore, not in a good way, as a result of Power Cleans. I hope I wasn't doing something wrong. My bench weights were a little low as a result but I still pushed myself. I was very pleased with the calf work. Low volume in terms of sets but the ones I did complete were very slow and controlled. Great work out to start 2005.

-TIM-
01-03-2005, 04:01 PM
I'm going to move tonights back and shoulder session to tomorrow. I woke up last night with throbbing pain in my left trap and shoulder. Same thing I get once every year or two which keeps me up for hours. Put some Biofreeze on it and took a few pain killers and finally got back to bed 40 minutes before I had to get up for work.

ryuage
01-05-2005, 05:05 AM
nice chest session, but what the heck is biofreeze

-TIM-
01-05-2005, 12:54 PM
nice chest session, but what the heck is biofreeze
It's a jel that you roll on your skin to dull the pain. Kind of an icy/hot or bengay thing, but much better. And it doesn't smell like s**t. You get it from chiropractic offices. My girlfriend does massage therapy so she has all kinds of good remedies to heal the aches and pains from lifting.

Stephen Riddington
01-05-2005, 02:34 PM
A massage therapist for a girlfriend. You dawg!!! :D JK I guess it can be a big plus, since you're part of the weightlifting community.

-TIM-
01-05-2005, 02:39 PM
A massage therapist for a girlfriend. You dawg!!! :D JK I guess it can be a big plus, since you're part of the weightlifting community.
Did I mention she's an amazing cook as well? Not that these are reasons I'm dating her, but it's another nice plus. Work closed down today so I headed to her place. I called a few minutes before I was there and told her I was swinging by. I walk in the door and she sets down breakfast in front of me. Egg sandwiches on english muffins with ham and bacon. Sooo damn good. I'm a lucky guy.

-TIM-
01-05-2005, 06:58 PM
The gym closed tonight due to the snow storm :bang:

I'll have to lift tomorrow right after work since I'm tied up at night. It might be a good thing though because I have back and shoulders and it will be one more night that I get to rest my left shoulder.

ryan-
01-05-2005, 09:24 PM
Cedar Rapids eh? You guys are getting ass pounded today. I used to live in Ames up to a year ago, went to school at Iowa. Up in MN now and we get now snow :( go figure.

Good workouts man, good luck with tipping 200! I wanted to but it's coming to that time of the year when I need to start thinking about cutting :(

TTT
01-05-2005, 09:31 PM
Good work there Tim.

-TIM-
01-06-2005, 06:33 PM
Thanks guys.

I came home from work today with the flu. Threw up a few times and now I've got the scoots. Keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow. Keeping my legs crossed right now :D

bill
01-06-2005, 10:25 PM
oh shi@ , hope it passes

TTT
01-07-2005, 12:37 AM
That sucks. Sounds like you were getting a bit run down with lack of sleep etc.
Oh well, hope you get better soon. And remember (as extra incentive)..... You're in the competition with Ryuage and me!! :thumbup:

-TIM-
01-07-2005, 01:07 PM
That sucks. Sounds like you were getting a bit run down with lack of sleep etc.
Oh well, hope you get better soon. And remember (as extra incentive)..... You're in the competition with Ryuage and me!! :thumbup:

I feel like a sack of s**t at the moment. All I ate yesterday was a half can of chicken noodle soup. I had mexican for lunch but ate about half of what I normally do. You're right about the lack of sleep too. I've been pretty good this last week though.

-TIM-
01-08-2005, 03:38 PM
1/8/05

Back & Traps

Deads
8 x 185
6 x 205
5 x 225
5 x 245
3 x 265
2 x 285

Pulldowns
6 x 100
6 x 110 - 3 sets

V-Bar Row - olympic bar
6 x 90
6 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90

Power Cleans
5 x 135 - 3 sets

Switched things up a bit, added more weight, hell of a workout. Power Cleans went really well for my second time doing them. My form tightened up and I found myself in more of a squat stance confirming that they should be on leg day. They really hit my traps too so I may start doing Hang Cleans instead on back day. No shrugs, I'm such a pussy. Not bad though for my first workout since being sick.

ryuage
01-09-2005, 10:29 AM
great session, I dont do any shrugs and my trapz been growing like crazy with deads.

-TIM-
01-09-2005, 11:04 AM
Deads are the only thing my traps seem to respond to. Without them I'd have a chicken neck. These Power Cleans are rocking my traps though. My legs got worked over too. Yesterday was pretty intense due to the exercise selection.

-TIM-
01-09-2005, 03:05 PM
1/9/05

Arms

Pushdowns w/D Grip
8 x 35 - 2 sets (warm-up)

CG Bench
8 x 135
6 x 135
8 x 135
6 x 135

Skulls
8 x 55
8 x 55
6 x 55
6 x 55

Preacher Curls
10 x 65

BB Curls
10 x 65

Cut everything short because of my ****ing forearm. **** it, I'm going to eat.

TTT
01-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Despite the forearm, you're still doing a hell of a lot more weight than me... good work :)

-TIM-
01-10-2005, 10:23 AM
Despite the forearm, you're still doing a hell of a lot more weight than me... good work :)
It sucks when you have to cut your weights back because of an injury. Oh well, I still have my leg workouts to look forward to.

Stephen Riddington
01-10-2005, 01:32 PM
Last two sessions looking very good! Keep it up.

-TIM-
01-11-2005, 04:14 PM
The last one sucked. Tonights is going to be the **** though. Leg day tonight and I've got a squat rack in the gym with my name on it. Going to own the iron tonight.

TheMachine
01-11-2005, 04:50 PM
Great lifting Tim! May I ask whats wrong with your forearm?

Scott S
01-11-2005, 05:53 PM
Great lifting Tim! May I ask whats wrong with your forearm?
.

-TIM-
01-11-2005, 06:43 PM
Great lifting Tim! May I ask whats wrong with your forearm?
Use your imagination :D

I broke my left wrist snowboarding years ago and it flairs up here and there. It's been fine for a very long time but I seem to have aggravated it doing heavy preacher curls a few workouts ago. It sore all along the left side from my elbow to half way down my arm. I'm not sure if it's due to the past injury, or something else. I'm going easy on it though.

-TIM-
01-11-2005, 06:53 PM
Legs

1/11/05

Squats
10 x 135
10 x 135
5 x 185
5 x 185
3 x 225
5 x 225!!!

Power Cleans
5 x 135
5 x 135

Leg Extensions
6 x 110 - 4 sets

Abs

Leg Raises
5 reps
8 reps


That was probably the best squat routine I've ever done. The last set of 225 was very deep and my form stayed tight.

Power Cleans felt good as well but seemed to cause some discomfort on my wrist and left anterior delt. But they still felt great.

Not sure what my weight is. I'm guessing around 187 lbs. Dropped a little after being sick and not eating much the few days after. When grocery shopping last night though and I've been eating like a horse all day. Giddy up!

Scott S
01-11-2005, 07:51 PM
It's been fine for a very long time but I seem to have aggravated it doing heavy preacher curls a few workouts ago. It sore all along the left side from my elbow to half way down my arm. I'm not sure if it's due to the past injury, or something else. I'm going easy on it though.

I dunno. I've had elbow pain in the past from overdoing the curls and tricep extensions.

Nowadays, I don't do a whole lot of isolation exercises for the arms and they've been pain-free since.

Scott S
01-11-2005, 07:52 PM
Nice squatting by the way! :thumbup:

I've deadlifted 225 but I haven't squatted it yet.

TheMachine
01-11-2005, 07:56 PM
So you mean the outside of your forearm, running down from your pinky and ring fingers down the forearm? I've had pain in that part of my forearm before and I also trained a guy who got shot in the arm and has nerve damage in that area of his arm. Wrist roller and reverse EZ bar curls did wonders for the both of us. Maybe that would help.

Stephen Riddington
01-11-2005, 10:52 PM
Nice squatting going on.

TTT
01-12-2005, 01:52 AM
And it's impressive that you're power cleaning that much after just starting them. Good work!

-TIM-
01-12-2005, 11:38 AM
Scott - Thanks. My max squat last year was 250 lbs and I'm repping just shy of that so imagine it's up a little more. They were deep though, so I was really pumped about the session.

TheMachine - Yeah, the pinky side. You know I was just thinking about reverse grips on ez-bar curls. I bet that would lessen the pain greatly. Good suggestion!

CanadianHomer - Thanks CH!

TTT - It's all about the form. I spent most of my first session repping the bar and then slowly adding weight. This was my third session and I'm very happy with my form. Thanks for the positive comments!

-TIM-
01-12-2005, 06:22 PM
Chest & Calves

1/12/05

DB Press
8 x 45
8 x 50
5 x 55
5 x 60
6 x 65

Incline Bench
5 x 135 - 4 sets

Dips
8 x BW
6 x BW
6 x BW

Calves

Standing Raises
8 x 160
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180

Seated Raises
8 x 70
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90


Today was the reintroduction to Dips. They felt so damn good and my chest loved them. I felt that I had a solid chest workout. If my wrist would be good to me I would be able to get 70 DBs up for a final set. All in good time though. No need to rush it for 5 extra lbs.

On an even better note, I tipped the scale at a solid 190 lbs today. First time in a loooong ass time. And to think, I almost didn't go to the gym today. If I didn't, I wouldn't have seen that reading on the old faithful scale at the gym. Damn I'm one happy camper!

TTT
01-12-2005, 09:38 PM
Alright!! You're definitely in the race then!! hehe

Good work on making it to 190. And nice workout, I'm going to need to catch up a bit before I can bench those 29kg dumbells (your 65's)!

Canadian Crippler
01-12-2005, 10:29 PM
Good job man, I'm still stuck at 165lbs and feel like an ******* about it :p.

Focused70
01-12-2005, 11:11 PM
:thumbup:

*takes notes on the calf routine*

Stash

DoUgL@S
01-13-2005, 03:36 AM
Good work. Kudos on the squats. I wish I was 190.

Stephen Riddington
01-13-2005, 07:57 PM
Man, 190lbs, I wish I was at that weight.

NIce volume on those calf raises. :thumbup:

-TIM-
01-17-2005, 02:47 PM
TTT - I told you you're going to have a run for your money on the end of year race.

Candian Crippler - 165 lbs. is not bad. Keep in mind that I'm 6'3".

douglasmolina - Thanks! Gotta love leg day.

C.H. - You'll get there. I almost didn't do seated raises because there was a mob of people working calves. I find that the machine you want opens up real quick if you drop a few well placed farts near it. Standing raises could be heavier, but I keep it light to make sure I get as high up on my toes as possible.

I was tied up this weekend so I couldn't lift, but I ate really well so that's a plus. I should be in tonight for my back workout.

Stephen Riddington
01-17-2005, 06:02 PM
C.H. - You'll get there. I almost didn't do seated raises because there was a mob of people working calves. I find that the machine you want opens up real quick if you drop a few well placed farts near it.


*Laughs and writes it down*

TTT
01-18-2005, 02:02 AM
TTT - I told you you're going to have a run for your money on the end of year race.


So are you, Timbo!!


Weight at start of workout: 88kg (194lbs)
-From my journal entry yesterday :evillaugh

-TIM-
01-18-2005, 10:22 AM
I should be in tonight for my back workout.

Didn't happen. I'm a tool.

-TIM-
01-18-2005, 10:23 AM
Nice TTT. Did you ever say what your height was?

TTT
01-18-2005, 12:10 PM
I'm 6'5"..... so I guess I have a bit of an advantage.

-TIM-
01-18-2005, 01:44 PM
Yeah, but you've only got me by 4 lbs. And you're only a couple inches taller. I'd say we're evenly matched. Now be gone while I attend to my Skittles.

-TIM-
01-19-2005, 10:30 PM
1/19/05

Back & Traps

Deads
8 x 185
6 x 205
5 x 225
5 x 245
4 x 265
3 x 285

Pullups
2 sets of 5 at BW

Pulldowns
8 x 110 - 3 sets

Standing Angled Row
8 x 90
6 x 90

Shrugs
8 x 55
8 x 60
8 x 65

Ahh, my pre-workout meal consisted of a small block of cheese and a huge ass danish. Tell me that's not pathetic :rolleyes:. I went to the M.A.C. on the north end of town and it was not what I was expecting for a new location. Most of their equipment seemed to be 15-20 years old, not that it made a difference. The pullups were a nice change and the shrugs felt better than normal. I tried a more explosive approach and held my shoulders up high for a 2 count. It mimicked the feeling I get from power cleans. All in all it was a good workout. Much needed after a week off.

TTT
01-20-2005, 12:13 AM
Nice work.
Yeah, I'd say we're pretty much evenly matched. You must already be more muscular if you're pulling that kind of weight.
Tell me about sh**house pre-workout food...I usually get some sort of 'snack' before I hit the gym too. Damn it sucks coming back from work and having to rush to the gym.

Stephen Riddington
01-20-2005, 06:49 PM
Sweet session, at least you managed to make the best of the antiqued equipment.

-TIM-
01-21-2005, 02:46 PM
Sweet session, at least you managed to make the best of the antiqued equipment.Oh yeah, All I need is an olympic bar and some heavy plates. I really didn't go near the machines, just looked at them with disgust from afar.


I got a great workout in on Thursday night. I'll probably post it tomorrow.

-TIM-
01-21-2005, 05:45 PM
1/20/05

Delts, Abs & Arms

DB Military Press
8 x 40 - 3 sets

Bent Over Raise
8 x 25 - 2 sets

CG Bench
6 x 135
6 x 135

Skulls - Very slow reps, elbows in
8 x 55
8 x 55
8 x 55
8 x 55

Cambered Bar Pushdown
8 x 100 - 2 sets

Reverse Grip Preacher Curls
8 x 55 - 2 sets

Preacher Curls
6 x 75
8 x 75

Cable Curls w/Rope - Drop Sets
75 lbs - 35 lbs x 5 (10 lb drops)
95 lbs - 35 lbs x 5 (10 lb drops)

Decline Crunches
15
10
10

Leg Raises
10
10


It looks like a lot of volume but the low rep ranges and limited sets per exercise made the workout move right along. Nothing of major note except that my forearm felt a little less sore. I skipped forearm work just to keep from over doing it.

ryuage
01-22-2005, 09:21 AM
nice session tim

Stephen Riddington
01-22-2005, 06:54 PM
^^^ I'm laughing at Ryu's response, totally sounds like something Jill Taylor from Home Improvment would say. :D

TTT
01-22-2005, 07:09 PM
Ooh, I didn't see that bit in your sig until now... I'll have to come up with one for you :ninja:

-TIM-
01-24-2005, 09:44 PM
1/24/05

Legs

Squats
10 x 135
10 x 135
5 x 185
5 x 185
5 x 225!
5 x 225!

SLDL
6 x 135
8 x 135


Hit 225 x 5 on both sets so that was nice. Threw in a few sets for hammies too. I got to the gym 20 minutes before it closed so I had to do what I could before they threw me out. I'll be sure to get to the gym earlier tomorrow so I can get a solid chest and calf workout in.

TTT
01-24-2005, 09:57 PM
FFFFFFreakin heck those are impressive squats man. Damn you're going to be growing like a mofo now. I need to start eating more. Ryu's eating 7k a day, we have to do something about that :burger:

Canadian Crippler
01-24-2005, 10:54 PM
Nice squatting, 2 pps musta felt nice.

Stephen Riddington
01-24-2005, 11:20 PM
Leg looking great, why do you workout so late??? Commitment, work, school???

Then you gotta find a 24-hour gym, foo!

Guido
01-25-2005, 09:59 AM
That's some high volume on those squats and DL's, man. Good work being able to do 225 on those last few sets of squats. Keep working it hard and get those jelly legs.

-TIM-
01-25-2005, 04:14 PM
FFFFFFreakin heck those are impressive squats man. Damn you're going to be growing like a mofo now. I need to start eating more. Ryu's eating 7k a day, we have to do something about that :burger: Yeah well Ryu's a damn garbage disposal. I'm having a horrible time trying to get 3k in per day. That's pathetic.

-TIM-
01-25-2005, 04:21 PM
Nice squatting, 2 pps musta felt nice.Yeah it feels great, but only because I'm doing it right, nice and deep. I'm actually ready to add another 10-20 lbs for reps so it should be interesting to see where I get in the next few months. Can't wait to hit 3 pps. I'll probably hit 4 pps on deads before I get to 3 on squats though.

C.H. - Oh just some last minute things that had to be taken care of. But I got in so I was happy that I still went. I'm going right after work tonight to get a good chest/calf workout in.

Guido - Thanks! :thumbup:

-TIM-
01-25-2005, 07:36 PM
Chest & Calves

1/25/05

DB Press
8 x 45
6 x 50
6 x 55
5 x 60
6 x 65

Incline Bench
5 x 135 - 3 sets
7 x 135

Dips
8 x BW
8 x BW
6 x BW

Calves

Standing Raises
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180

Seated Raises
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90

Had a good workout tonight. The gym was busy as hell but I didn't have to wait for anything so I got in and out. I got a few more reps on some sets than I did last chest/calf workout, so that's a plus. I ate pretty well today. Right now I'm scarfing down a giant plate of chicken and rice from China Inn. Gotta love take out!

DoUgL@S
01-25-2005, 08:03 PM
Right now I'm scarfing down a giant plate of chicken and rice from China Inn. Gotta love take out!

You'll be hungry an hour later. Nice wo BTW.

-TIM-
01-26-2005, 11:23 AM
You'll be hungry an hour later. Nice wo BTW.That was actually my second course. I had a chicken tender wrap and two tall beers at Buffalo Wild Wings 30 minutes earlier. Then again, I'll still be hungry, just like you said :D

Stephen Riddington
01-26-2005, 03:20 PM
Calves looking ace... can't imagine myself doing that much volume on the seated raise, they're killer.

-TIM-
01-26-2005, 03:50 PM
Yeah they've been kicking my tail. My calves have been coming along really well in the last few months though, so I'm pumped!


...heads to CH's journal to take a poop...

galileo
01-27-2005, 05:27 AM
Mmmmm...chicken tender wrap.

ryuage
01-27-2005, 10:00 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,

-TIM-
01-27-2005, 10:10 AM
Mmmmm...chicken tender wrap.Huh? :scratch:


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,What? :scratch:

How does that help!?!? :bash: :bang:

I curse both of your firstborn children.

-TIM-
01-27-2005, 07:21 PM
1/27/05

Back & Traps

Deads
8 x 185
6 x 205
5 x 225
5 x 245
5 x 265
3 x 285

Pullups - Neutral Grip
8 x BW
6 x BW

Pulldowns
6 x 110 - 2 sets

Seated Rows - Narrow Grip
8 x 120
8 x 120

Angled Row
6 x 90
5 x 70

BB Shrugs
10 x 135
10 x 135
10 x 135


I'm going to cut out the Angled Rows. The bench for them is really not very good for taller people. Feels very odd. BB Rows would be a little better. The workout was great. My lower back blew up after deads, very nice!

TTT
01-27-2005, 09:37 PM
Nice deads man. Yeah I know how you feel about the rows, I used to do them on one of those flat, high benches, with the weight underneath, but the gym I'm at now has this bench that has towers at each end so you can adjust the height, which doesn't leave me any room to put my feet over the end...

Stephen Riddington
02-01-2005, 12:42 PM
Nice back work, especially the deads.

-TIM-
02-01-2005, 09:42 PM
1/31/05

Delts & Arms

DB Military
8 x 40 - 3 sets

Bent Over Raises
8 x 25 - 2 sets

Cambered Bar Pushdown
8 x 100
8 x 100
8 x 100
10 x 100

Skulls
8 x 55 - 3 sets

Pushdowns - D-Grip
6 x 35
8 x 35

Preacher Curls
8 x 65 - 3 sets

BB Curls
8 x 45
8 x 65 - 3 sets

DB Curls
8 x 30 - 2 sets

Wrist Curls - Left arm only
15 x 25
16 x 25


I usually don't lift this long on arms, but I was enjoying the workout so I thought I would take advantage. I think shoulders and arms are the most boring workout.

EDIT: Preacher curls felt very light. I did a few sets with 85 lbs about 3 weeks ago but it killed my left forearm. I will increase the weight next week depending on how it feels.

I did legs today, but I won't post it until tomorrow.

Canadian Crippler
02-01-2005, 10:09 PM
Post legs!

Stephen Riddington
02-01-2005, 10:25 PM
Delt and arm session looking real good.

TTT
02-02-2005, 02:22 AM
Yep, that was a very nice workout indeed. Heck of a lot of volume.
Which way is the bar cambered on those pulldowns?

-TIM-
02-02-2005, 08:10 AM
Yep, that was a very nice workout indeed. Heck of a lot of volume.
Which way is the bar cambered on those pulldowns?Not sure what you mean. It's just a pushdown on a pully with a cambered attachment. The grip is not quite shoulder width with the thumb side of my hand angled higher than the pinky side.

-TIM-
02-02-2005, 08:32 AM
Crippler - Keep your pants on! I'll do it after work.

CH - Thanks bro, it was a great workout.

ericg
02-02-2005, 09:26 AM
Hey man. First time in here. Things are looking good :thumbup:

-TIM-
02-02-2005, 05:05 PM
ericg - Thanks man! Don't be a stranger.


2/1/2005

Thighs & Hamstrings

Stationary Bike
Not quite 5 minutes

Squats
10 x 135
10 x 135
5 x 185
5 x 185
3 x 225
1 x 250

SLDL
8 x 135
6 x 155
6 x 155
6 x 155

Power Cleans
5 x 135
5 x 135


The key to squats today was warming up on the stationary bike. I usually don't do this because I'm too anxious to get to the rack and start throwing down. But I needed to lay everything out in my journal so I did it while on the bike. That turned out to be key. Everything felt lighter, so I decided to see if I could hit my old squat max, and I did. I probably could have done a little more weight but I passed. I'll pass it next month though.

SLDL's and Power Cleans both felt great as well. But I was beat after my second set of P Cleans. Hell of a work out, very satisfied.

Canadian Crippler
02-02-2005, 07:15 PM
I can't get them SLDL's down. Any tips?

Stephen Riddington
02-03-2005, 12:05 AM
^^^^ Listen to Triple T, he calls them stiffies; so get your blood pumping you know where, and you done. ;)

Nice leg day, geez this is like the fifth journal I posted; where everybody did legs on Wednesday.

ericg
02-03-2005, 07:00 AM
Nice work getting the old max. Now its all PRs from here!

-TIM-
02-03-2005, 12:28 PM
I can't get them SLDL's down. Any tips?
I find that I target my hammies better if I keep my legs straight. I'm not sure if it's bad on the knees, but I've experienced no discomfort. That may change with weight increases though. Make sure your back doesn't round either, gotta keep that straight for sure.

ericg - I'm pretty sure that I can beat my old PR's on Bench and Squat right now, but it wouldn't be much more than 10-15 lbs on each. I just set my new dead PR last month so it may be up 5-10 lbs. Keeping my fingers crossed though.

C.H. - You didn't get the memo? Wednesday was National Leg Day. You don't know anything, do you? :D

Stephen Riddington
02-03-2005, 06:57 PM
C.H. - You didn't get the memo? Wednesday was National Leg Day. You don't know anything, do you? :D

No, I didn't. Must be an American thing... :D :hide:

-TIM-
02-03-2005, 10:31 PM
Chest & Calves

2/3/05 - 192 lbs

Stationary Bike
3 minutes

DB Press
8 x 45
6 x 50
6 x 55
6 x 60
6 x 65

Incline Bench*
5 x 135 - 3 sets
8 x 135

Dips
8 x BW
8 x BW
8 x BW

Calves

Standing Raises
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180
8 x 180

Seated Raises
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90
8 x 90

*Increase weight 10 lbs for next workout


Had a great chest workout tonight. Calves were okay, didn't really feel like they were being hit the way they usually are. Guess it was one of those nights. But my chest felt solid. I had a little shoulder discomfort with DB Presses but not during the rep. Only when I leaned back and propped them up. Kind of odd but whatever.

Another notable, I was 192 lbs tonight. I've been noticing a little more size in my legs and upper torso so this didn't really surprise me. Either way, the scale is going in the right direction.

TTT
02-04-2005, 02:22 AM
WOOOHOOOO! 192 lbs! Nice work!
Workout is looking like the shiznit man.
Hopfully you didn't tweak your shoulder, I found unracking is the worst part of military pressing too, so I guess propping up dumbells isn't great for them either. But hey...

Canadian Crippler
02-04-2005, 06:57 AM
I wanna be 192! lol, good session there tall guy.

ryuage
02-04-2005, 10:15 AM
great session, dang i better start eating more.

-TIM-
02-04-2005, 10:50 AM
Thanks guys. I'm happy to see my numbers starting to increase again. It's hard to notice gains sometimes when you see yourself in the mirror every day. But I noticed some added size the other day when I was fle...a'hem, looking at myself in the mirror. The weight increase seems to confirm it.

Stephen Riddington
02-04-2005, 11:10 PM
great session, dang i better start eating more.

:withstupi

:(

TTT
02-06-2005, 12:33 AM
Me too.
Man, I know how you feel about increased size. My legs seem to have blown up like balloons... it's going to make it damned hard to catch up on pullups....but I'm not complaining :)
Wherabouts is the most gain occurring? Or is it all over?

-TIM-
02-07-2005, 09:06 AM
My shoulders and legs have been filling out. My legs used to have a lot more size on them, but I played in a basketball league for about 7 months straight last year. That really trimmed them down. But the league is over and I'm hitting legs really hard again. Well I'm hitting everything really hard, I'm just keeping a close watch on their progress.

ericg
02-07-2005, 12:43 PM
Nice session man. Congrats on gettign to 192 - keep the cals rolling in!

-TIM-
02-08-2005, 11:57 AM
Thanks ericg


DAMMIT! I haven't been to the gym for 4 or 5 days and I'm going on a business trip tomorrow. Hopefully I'll make it in tonight. I have to do laundry, clean my apartment and pack before hitting the sack, so we'll see. At least I'm eating halfway decent. I know my hotel has a gym, but that usually means they have a few stationary bikes and a freakin' treadmill. I guess I could deadlift them :rolleyes:

TTT
02-08-2005, 12:07 PM
Oh come on, you don't have to clean the apartment... haha

-TIM-
02-08-2005, 12:42 PM
Oh come on, you don't have to clean the apartment... haha
Well no, I don't. But the mice and roaches are starting to complain that it's too dirty.

-TIM-
02-08-2005, 08:59 PM
2/8/05

Back & Traps - Maintenance

Deadlifts
8 x 185
6 x 205
5 x 225
5 x 245
5 x 265
4 x 285

BB Shrugs
10 x 135
10 x 135


Just a quick workout tonight. I have to get ready for trip to Minneapolis tomorrow night. I'll be up there through Friday night for work. I'll have to make sure I lift on both Saturday and Sunday when I get back. I've been eating a lot of fast food so I'm getting calories in, but I feel like s**t at the same time. Too much grease.

Stephen Riddington
02-08-2005, 11:59 PM
At least you got some done before leaving.

ericg
02-09-2005, 08:49 AM
I agree with CH. Nothing wrong with that. Have a great trip bro.

TTT
02-10-2005, 02:06 AM
Good set of deads. What do you do for work? You seem to be travelling a freakish amount.

-TIM-
02-11-2005, 09:50 PM
Good set of deads. What do you do for work? You seem to be travelling a freakish amount.
I work for a staffing company :D

I just got back at 5:00 p.m. today. I lifted at the hotel gym last night. They didn't have free weights but they did have a few machines with pullies and a few different attachments. I was able to do a few sets for bi's and tri's. Nothing too intense but it should be enough to hold me over. I'll hit legs tomorrow.

TTT
02-11-2005, 09:57 PM
Good-0.

Canadian Crippler
02-11-2005, 11:24 PM
Indeed good :)

Stephen Riddington
02-12-2005, 04:28 PM
Great!

JustinF
02-13-2005, 01:11 PM
Nice couple of past sessions.

-TIM-
02-14-2005, 02:23 PM
Thanks guys.

Well I haven't lifted since Thursday night at the hotel, and that wasn't much of a workout. But boy did I eat well. I had steak and shrimp one night and chicken pasta with a fried cheese appetizer and cheese cake for dessert. Washed both meals down with a few Leinies Honey Weiss'. Damn good meals. Doesn't look like I'll get in until tomorrow night. It will be a much needed leg day.

-TIM-
02-16-2005, 11:23 AM
Ahh I got my butt in the gym last night for a great leg session. I was a little weak feeling but it still turned out good. I will post the session when I get home from work.

The diet has been shakey since the weekend. I need to go grocery shopping and stock up. Breakfast has been the biggest issue. I used to eat it all the time, but now I find myself running out the door and grabbing a poptart at work. I need to get up 20 minutes early and fix myself some eggs and toast. Maybe that will be my goal for tomorrow and Friday. Baby steps :)

TTT
02-16-2005, 11:50 AM
Yep, you certainly do need to get your A into G with that breakfast... :D
Good work getting into the gym.

-TIM-
02-16-2005, 06:30 PM
2/15/2005

Thighs & Hamstrings

Stationary Bike
5 minutes

Squats
8 x 145
6 x 165
5 x 185
5 x 205
3 x 225

Leg Ext
8 x 110 - 3 sets

SLDL
6 x 135
6 x 155
6 x 155
6 x 155

Laying Curls
8 x 90
8 x 90

I felt weak on Squats but everything else felt good. I liked the exercise selection. It was the first time in a while that I felt like I hit my hamstrings adequately.

-TIM-
02-16-2005, 06:34 PM
2/16/05

Chest & Calves

DB Press
8 x 45
6 x 50
6 x 55
6 x 60
6 x 65

Incline Bench
5 x 135 - 3 sets
8.5 x 135 - failure

Calves

Seated Raises
8 x 90
8 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90

Again I felt weak starting out. I can tell that I'm not eating enough. I also cut the workout short because I have a horrible sunburn, damn tanning beds. Well actually I'm being a big pussy, and I want to go eat dinner. Tacos and beer tonight!

TTT
02-16-2005, 10:51 PM
Nice workouts!
Christ, if I could feel 'weak' doing squats at 225lbs, I'd be very very happy :)

-TIM-
02-17-2005, 03:44 PM
Some day TTT, some day.

I usually do 6 sets and I was going to hit 245 lbs for 1 on the 6th, but knew it wouldn't be a good rep, so I scrapped it. Yet another sign that I need to eat! I need to break down and buy some protein to help with my nutritional intake too. Anybody want to donate to the get Tim protein fund?

TTT
02-17-2005, 11:24 PM
Haha.
Is your sleep ok too? I was totally stuffed yesterday and it really affected me - even more than I thought it would.

Stephen Riddington
02-17-2005, 11:32 PM
Nice workouts!
Christ, if I could feel 'weak' doing squats at 225lbs, I'd be very very happy :)

:nod:

Focused70
02-18-2005, 09:11 AM
:whazzup: Timmay?

Stash

-TIM-
02-18-2005, 09:40 AM
Haha.
Is your sleep ok too? I was totally stuffed yesterday and it really affected me - even more than I thought it would.

I've been going to bed early and getting between 7-8 hours a night. I ususally relax for a few hour after the gym too, so I'm well rested. I just rememberd that I've missed taking my vitamins quite a few times this week too, so that might be part of it as well.

What up Stash! Thanks for the spam. How about some food PRoN next time too? :lurk:

ryuage
02-18-2005, 01:48 PM
HermmMMm.....

-TIM-
02-18-2005, 02:06 PM
HermmMMm.....What the hell do you want?!?!

:whazzup:

TTT
02-18-2005, 10:26 PM
He wants to know your weight :D

-TIM-
02-19-2005, 01:28 PM
He wants to know your weight :DLet me go get my scale...

ryuage
02-20-2005, 08:59 AM
well did you find it yet

-TIM-
02-20-2005, 06:26 PM
well did you find it yetI forgot to check it. I'm sure it's over 200 lbs now...



...I wish :rolleyes:

-TIM-
02-20-2005, 06:30 PM
2/18/05

Back & Traps

Deadlifts
8 x 185
8 x 205
5 x 225
5 x 245
5 x 265
5 x 285

Pullups - Neutral Grip
8 x BW
5 x BW

Seated Rows
8 x 120
8 x 120

BB Shrugs
8 x 135 - 4 sets


Great workout. The BB Shrugs and Seated Rows have been great additions. I really feel a good trap workout and mid back workout after these two.

-TIM-
02-20-2005, 07:03 PM
2/19/05

Delts & Arms

DB Military
8 x 40 - 3 sets

Lateral Raises
8 x 15
8 x 15

Bent Over Raises
8 x 20
8 x 20

Pushdowns - C-Bar
10 x 100
10 x 100
10 x 100

Pushdowns - Reverse Grip
8 x 80
8 x 80
8 x 80

Skulls
5 x 55
5 x 55

Preacher Curls
8 x 70 - 3 sets

BB Curls
8 x 65 - 3 sets

Hammer Curls
8 x 25
10 x 25

Wrist Curls - Left arm only
15 x 25 & 12 x 10
15 x 25 & 12 x 10

Decline Crunches
3 x 10 - 3 sets


Had a great arm workout. This was the best shoulder day I've had in a lot of time. I added a few other exercises in addition to the DB Military Presses. The structure for bi's and tri's was good too.

TTT
02-20-2005, 07:14 PM
Nice work there Tim. Plenty of volume in today's workout. Make sure you don't overdo the one-armed wrist curls, otherwise you might start getting funny looks when you get an enormous left forearm.... :p

Canadian Crippler
02-20-2005, 07:21 PM
Tim Nissen.....Tim Nissen.....TIM NISSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!! YEEEAHH!!

Nice stuff bro!

TTT
02-21-2005, 01:49 AM
Hey Tim, what's your golf handicap?

-TIM-
02-21-2005, 07:18 AM
TTT - Not sure. Give me the formula and I will figure it out for you :moon:

Crippler - I'm guessing you ate a whole bag of Pixie Sticks before getting online yesterday :D

Stephen Riddington
02-21-2005, 01:15 PM
Nice work there Tim. Plenty of volume in today's workout. Make sure you don't overdo the one-armed wrist curls, otherwise you might start getting funny looks when you get an enormous left forearm.... :p

I'm sure he can compensate his right forearm, by using his right hand for some certain male matters that needs to be fulfilled. :D :p

-TIM-
02-21-2005, 01:27 PM
I'm sure he can compensate his right forearm, by using his right hand for some certain male matters that needs to be fulfilled. :D :p

How do you think my right arm got bigger in the first place? :help:

TTT
02-21-2005, 02:24 PM
Well I thought maybe he switched arms because of his wrist.... this conversation is steadily sinking into the gutter.

I'll have a look for a formula, but I think you're supposed to get a pro to give you a handicap aren't you? Based on your performance over a few games, or something.
I don't have one either, but I sometimes have the odd bash around the course. It's very cathartic. Except when you tee-off onto the adjacent fairway.

-TIM-
02-21-2005, 02:38 PM
It's amazing that it took 168 posts to make my thread go down hill. Usually my threads are destroyed before the second page of posts. What can I say, I open myself up for it.

How did we end up talking about golf? Which I can't wait for. Only a few more months and courses should start opening up in my neck of the woods. I hope the course gets a few more beer cart girls. Hot ones with long legs and tans. Great, now I'm excited. My left forearm is never going to catch up now. Son of a bitch.

KiwiBuilder
02-21-2005, 03:44 PM
It's amazing that it took 168 posts to make my thread go down hill. Usually my threads are destroyed before the second page of posts. What can I say, I open myself up for it.

How did we end up talking about golf? Which I can't wait for. Only a few more months and courses should start opening up in my neck of the woods. I hope the course gets a few more beer cart girls. Hot ones with long legs and tans. Great, now I'm excited. My left forearm is never going to catch up now. Son of a bitch.

Damn, I've started reading this thread too late in the piece :(

Classic stuff nonetheless...

Oh, and quoted BTW...

TTT
02-21-2005, 07:42 PM
It's amazing that it took 168 posts to make my thread go down hill. Usually my threads are destroyed before the second page of posts. What can I say, I open myself up for it.


...But you know you love it.

BTW, here's a handicap calculator:
http://golf.about.com/od/handicaps/l/blhandicapincal.htm

Apparently you need to know a bunch of other factors, but you should be able to figure it out.

-TIM-
02-22-2005, 11:20 AM
TTT - Oh I love it, but I still can't figure out how we got on the subject of golf :scratch:

KiwiBuilder - Haha, nice. I swear that's not the only reason my right forearm is bigger :D
Thanks for stopping by the journal!

Focused70
02-22-2005, 11:25 AM
:scratch:

hmmmmm

Stash

-TIM-
02-22-2005, 11:37 AM
:scratch:

hmmmmm

Stash

Are you wondering the other reasons??? :scratch:

Broken left wrist :bang:

:whazzup:

KiwiBuilder
02-22-2005, 12:09 PM
Tim, we understand man. We can't all be ambidextrous.

Did I say that out loud?

Focused70
02-22-2005, 12:46 PM
No, it was just a comment on the "other male activities" ;)

Stash

TTT
02-22-2005, 04:49 PM
I just brought up golf because I saw you were interested in golf in your profile.

-TIM-
02-22-2005, 06:37 PM
I just brought up golf because I saw you were interested in golf in your profile.
So the truth comes out!

TTT
02-22-2005, 06:38 PM
You wish, joto, you wish :D
I just try to get an idea what people I've been talking to on here are into.

-TIM-
02-22-2005, 06:46 PM
2/21/2005

Thighs & Hamstrings

Squats
10 x 145
5 x 165
5 x 185
5 x 205
4 x 225
3 x 225

Leg Ext
8 x 110 - 3 sets

SLDL
None

Laying Leg Curls
10 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90


Had a decent leg workout. Squats again felt weak. Not sure what's up :scratch:. I was pressed for time so I skipped SLDL's (hate them) and added a few extra sets of Leg Curls and increased the reps to 10 per set. Actually felt really good. Party on bitches.

Canadian Crippler
02-22-2005, 10:05 PM
y0 dawg, dis iz a nyce seshin u g0t goin on in hur.

Stephen Riddington
02-24-2005, 12:10 AM
Leg session is looking decent.

-TIM-
02-24-2005, 02:14 PM
Thanks guys. I had a great chest/calf session last night that I will post later today. I know you can't wait.

TTT
02-24-2005, 03:13 PM
You're right.

-TIM-
02-24-2005, 04:19 PM
2/23/05

Chest & Calves

DB Press
8 x 45
6 x 50
6 x 55
6 x 60
6 x 65
4 x 70 - PR!

Incline Bench
5 x 135 - 4 sets

Dips
8 x BW
8 x BW

Calves

Standing Raises
8 x 180 - 5 sets

Seated Raises
8 x 90 - 5 sets

Decline Crunches
3 sets - 10 reps per.


First of all, new personal best on DB Press! That's the first time I put up 70 lbs db's, whoot! I've gotta test my max bench sometime soon. All around it was an awesome workout. The last 15 minutes were rushed so I did the last 7 sets for calves in about 10 minutes. They burned so much it felt like they were on fire. I could barely stand up taking a shower when I got home. So that was last nights workout, now it's time to get todays in the books. Back and traps it is...

Stephen Riddington
02-24-2005, 06:21 PM
I bet you love thrashing your calves :)

Canadian Crippler
02-24-2005, 08:30 PM
Yo guys I'm scratching my ass...


That looks like a great session Timm1!

TTT
02-24-2005, 09:09 PM
You calf wh0re. You're officially dirtier than me.

Relentless
02-25-2005, 07:50 AM
good stretching will help those calves unwind

congrats on the PR

Focused70
02-25-2005, 08:33 AM
I bet you love thrashing your calves :)

What's that song by Devo?

"Whip it!/Whip it good..."

heh.

Stash

-TIM-
02-25-2005, 10:50 AM
C.H. - You know it!

Crippler - Just don't let it get out of hand, nothing worse than a sore buttcheek, uh...not that I know what that feels like.

TTT - You're damn right I'm dirtier.

Callahan - Stretching? Oh right, stretching! As simple of a concept as it is, stretching = less soreness, I'm horrible at doing it. One of these days I'm going to pay for it too. Thanks for the post, don't be a stranger.

SobaAddict70 - C.H. will give you something to whip. P.S. I had chicken last night.


Had my workout last night, back and traps. Didn't get time to post it yet, but I did weight myself.

192 lbs as of 2/24

I'm getting a digital camera form a friend and should have some picture up by Monday. That's the plan at least.

Relentless
02-25-2005, 01:11 PM
stretch in between sets rather than gawping at the babes/drinking water/etc.

It's efficient, and it keeps you out of trouble between sets. ;)

-TIM-
02-25-2005, 02:35 PM
stretch in between sets rather than gawping at the babes/drinking water/etc.

It's efficient, and it keeps you out of trouble between sets. ;)

What if I gawk while I'm getting a drink? That's efficient, isn't it?

ryuage
02-25-2005, 03:04 PM
192.... eat some more skinny..

-TIM-
02-25-2005, 03:42 PM
192.... eat some more skinny..
You aren't over 200 lbs. now, are you?

Hatred
02-25-2005, 03:53 PM
Regardless, go eat something.

Hatred
02-25-2005, 04:23 PM
Don't :spam: my journal...if you do at least use this: (_*_)

TTT
02-25-2005, 09:15 PM
(_*_)
||||
d d

:evillaugh

Eat some more, skinny.

JustinF
02-26-2005, 06:02 PM
Nice work on the DB PR. :thumbup:

-TIM-
02-28-2005, 02:50 PM
Nevermore - Nice, very nice :D

TTT - Can't talk...eating

JustinF - Thanks! I've already got my eye on the 75's :thumbup:

-TIM-
02-28-2005, 02:52 PM
Blah, I feel like sh*t. I took the day off work today, more like called in sick. I feel like garbage. My last day in the gym was the 24th, which I have yet to post. I've got medicine head like you wouldn't believe. On top of the cold/flu thing, I ate bad fajitas last night. I know it wasn't the flu because everybody got mildly sick. Oh well. I'm going to rest up tonight and hopefully get back in tomorrow.

TTT
02-28-2005, 02:59 PM
Oh man, that's a killer combination.... sorry to hear about that. Seems like about 70% of the people on the board all came down with the flu within a couple of weeks. I hope it's not that nasty when it arrives here... except I'm not going to be here, because I'm going to follow the Summer over to your fine continent. Haha. :)
Get well soon.

Stephen Riddington
02-28-2005, 07:04 PM
Hope you feel better, I just got over that. So funny that TTT said about 70% being sick, on my first day back to the gym after the sickness, i found out they had to cancel some of the cardio/ aerobics classes because the instructors were sick.

-TIM-
03-01-2005, 09:07 PM
2/24/05

Back & Traps

Stationary Bike - 2 minutes

Deadlifts
8 x 185
5 x 205
5 x 225
5 x 245
5 x 265
5 x 285

Pullups - Neutral Grip
8 x BW
8 x BW

Seated Rows
8 x 120 - 3 sets

BB Shrugs
8 x 135 - 4 sets

Okay this was done last week so I don't remember much except, that deads got really heavy. Not sure what's up. Oh well.

-TIM-
03-01-2005, 09:11 PM
3/1/05

Delts & Arms

DB Military
8 x 40 - 3 sets

Lateral Raises
10 x 15 - 3 sets

Bent Over Raises
8 x 20
8 x 20

Pushdowns - C-Bar
10 x 100
10 x 100
10 x 100

Pushdowns - S. Bar - Reverse Grip
8 x 80
8 x 80
8 x 80

BB Curls
8 x 65 - 3 sets

Hammer Curls
8 x 25 - 3 sets


Got a late start and had to cut it short because the gym was closing. It was still a great workout. The combination pushdowns I'm doing are really stimulating my tris. Bi's were good too. A great workout for being short. Now off to have some chicken wings.

Canadian Crippler
03-01-2005, 09:46 PM
Good ol' chicken!

TTT
03-01-2005, 10:45 PM
Eat more chicken.

Good workouts Tim.

Focused70
03-02-2005, 08:14 AM
Hobbit Food Pr0nography

http://img222.exs.cx/img222/5567/wings3ug.jpg
Did someone say "tastes like chicken"? ;)

Stash

-TIM-
03-02-2005, 06:48 PM
Mmmmm Hobbit Food Pron

:burger:

-TIM-
03-02-2005, 06:58 PM
Today is a day of mixed emotions. First with the good news. I was offered a promotion today at work and a nice salary increase to boot. My salary was increased about 20%, I got a better benefits package and 2 weeks paid vacation. I will also get monthy bonuses, which right now will increase my salary another 5%-10%, and we're not even in our busy season! So that was the good news. Which I received about an hour before the bad news for the day. My girlfriend had to go to the doctor to do a follow up to some tests that were done last month. We figured she would be fine, but it turns out the cells that were tested were pre-cancerous. Had the doctors not attended to it when they did, they would have become cancerous. It was a bad scare, and the procedure to remove them was very painful for her, but she should be okay.

On a lifting note, I won't be in today (going to spend some time with her) and then I will be out of town tomorrow for work. So I probably won't get into the gym until Friday. What a busy week! We'll see how it plays out.

Stephen Riddington
03-03-2005, 12:16 AM
Congrats on your promo, sucks to hear about your gf, hope she gets better. **** the session, focus on your gf, she'll need it.

TTT
03-03-2005, 01:48 AM
I agree. No amount of money is more important than health.
Sorry to hear about that man. But hopefully everything'll be fine, and then you'll have sh*tloads of money to boot! :)

Canadian Crippler
03-03-2005, 11:29 AM
No amount of money is more important than health.But can the same be said about lean body mass? :D

Sorry to hear about your GF, but I'm sure you're both happy you caught it before it could harm her.

-TIM-
03-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Thanks guys. She's doing better today, a little sore, but she's okay. I think I may get into the gym tonight. If I do it will be a leg day. I'll keep my fingers crossed. I've eaten really well so far. A few more meals before I turn in and I should be set.

TTT
03-04-2005, 09:49 PM
Good work keeping the diet up. Hope your girlfriend is still ok.

Where's the workout man? :) Hehe just kidding.

HahnB
03-05-2005, 01:22 AM
Workouts are looking good. I hope everything is ok with your girlfriend, that must have been scary for you, and especially her.

-TIM-
03-05-2005, 12:15 PM
Workouts? Yeah, right :rolleyes:

I haven't been to the gym for a good 4 days. I've been eating a lot though. I'll get into the gym tomorrow. I may do a morning and afternoon workout too. We'll see. My goal is to be 200 lbs. by Memorial Day weekend. Big boating trip and I'm gonna be sporting shorts and flip-flops and nothin' else. Can't wait!

TTT
03-06-2005, 12:34 PM
Hehe, should be good... what kind of boating are you doing?

-TIM-
03-07-2005, 02:49 PM
The drunken kind. With waterskiing and tubing. We go out to this place everyone calls Party Cove. We tie up about 30+ boats and it's a big party with food and drinks. We'll get out there in the morning and pull in about 9:00 p.m. just as the sun starts to set. Some nights we stay and camp, but that's only a few times a summer.

I will be in the gym tonight. Gonna do legs and maybe abs. I was a little bloated this morning but I'm feeling good. The diet is still doing good. I snacked all morning and then had some pasta for brunch. Then I had an enchalada dish for lunch and now I'm eating a BBQ beef sandwich with baked beans, coleslaw and a twice baked potato. Gonna eat some fried chicken tonight for dinner, so it should be a lot of calories for the day.

Focused70
03-07-2005, 03:22 PM
BBQ.... :drooling:

*has a pulled pork craving now*

Stash

Stephen Riddington
03-07-2005, 06:49 PM
I was a little bloated this morning but I'm feeling good. The diet is still doing good. I snacked all morning and then had some pasta for brunch. Then I had an enchalada dish for lunch and now I'm eating a BBQ beef sandwich with baked beans, coleslaw and a twice baked potato. Gonna eat some fried chicken tonight for dinner, so it should be a lot of calories for the day.

*cries* you lucky son of a gun :swear:

Now you're making me very hungry. :burger:

-TIM-
03-08-2005, 03:37 PM
3/7/2005

Thighs & Hamstrings

Stationary bike - 5 minutes

Squats
8 x 45
8 x 145
5 x 165
5 x 185
5 x 205
3 x 225
1 x 245

Leg Ext
8 x 110 - 3 sets

SLDL
None

Laying Leg Curls
10 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90
10 x 90
14 x 90 - failure


I'm posting this off memory, but I'm fairly certain it's correct. I'll check it when I get home. Overall it was a great leg day. Felt strong and got the blood really flowing. The time off was key. I'll see how chest/calves go tonight. I'm gonna hit it up right after work.

That fried chicken dinner was the best home cooked meal I've had in years. It was soooo good. I had cheesy mash potatoes, corn and milk to wash it all down. I had burgers and fries for lunch and a few things that I snacked on before that. I'll grill out tonight since it's semi-nice(30 degrees, but sunny :D). That about covers it for yesterday and today.


C.H. - It's all about the food!

Stash - I put some of it down my pants, it was just that good :hump:

-TIM-
03-08-2005, 08:44 PM
3/8/05

Chest & Calves

DB Press
8 x 45
8 x 50
5 x 55
5 x 60
5 x 65
5 x 70

Incline Bench
5 x 135 - 4 sets

Dips
8 x BW
8 x BW

Calves

Standing Raises
8 x 180 - 4 sets

Seated Raises
8 x 90 - 4 sets

Decline Crunches
15 x 35
15 x 35
15 x BW


This workout was pretty good. The chest exercises felt really strong. Again, the week off was key. And I ate pretty well during that time, so I feel pretty good. I'm going to buy protein and weight gainer with part of my tax return. Should be about $700.00 so I can afford to use some of that on suppliments. I can't wait.

-TIM-
03-14-2005, 12:01 PM
What a busy weekend. I did my back workout a few days ago but haven't gotten around to posting it. I spent Saturday morning in bed watching TV and then got up and went to Davenport for dinner and a little gambling. Dinner was good but I got worked on the blackjack table. I ran into a couple of friends I haven't seen for about 6 months and they joined Sarah and me for dinner, so that was great. Watched part of the NASCAR race Sunday morning (what's happening to me, NASCAR??) but it was fairly boring so I watched misc. sporting events instead. Had dinner and went to bed about 11:00 p.m. I should lift tonight. Going to make taco salad for dinner.

Stephen Riddington
03-14-2005, 04:49 PM
Nice couple of session.

LOL @ Nascar, I think you're becoming a redneck. :D

-TIM-
03-14-2005, 11:05 PM
Well I'm working on the mullet as we speak. Budweiser anybody?

TTT
03-15-2005, 03:50 AM
Hehe. Good to see you're back in the game, man.

Nice solid workouts. I think my time off lifting helped me too. Seems that a good rest after a few month's training does wonders....

-TIM-
03-16-2005, 04:01 PM
Got into the gym last night for shoulders and arms. Finished up with raquetball. My computer at home seems to be broke so I haven't been online much. Only at work, so my time is very limited. I'll post my last few workouts when I get a chance.

Stephen Riddington
03-17-2005, 12:20 AM
Hope you get the comp fixed. At least you're getting something done (raquetball).


BTW: Racquetball rocks, one of the best form of cardio.

-TIM-
03-26-2005, 02:28 PM
Well it's Saturday and I'm at work wrapping up some lose ends before Monday rolls around. Figured I might as well dust off the journal and make an entry. I have been to the gym and recording my workouts on paper. My home PC is still down so I haven't been able to post them online. I did hit a new PR on bench last week which was 205 lbs. Nothing to brag about but it was fun. Actually I did it during a full body workout with no energy, so I might be able to get 210 if I actually prepared for it correctly.

I'm moving into a new apartment April 15th which should help my lifting. How's that you ask? It's a lot bigger than where I'm at now and I have a full kitchen. Which means I will be cooking again! Can't wait. So the nutrition will be in line, as well as my lifting. Hope to tip the scale at 200 sometime soon. I'm hover in the low 190's still. Peace out peeps.

-TIM-
03-30-2005, 10:07 AM
Hit legs last night. I did squats, leg extensions and a set of hamstring curls. What a ****ty workout. Would have been better but I was in the north end of town and had to go to the old M.A.C. location. They have the worst equipment known to man. And the girl at the front desk was sort of rude. They had this dumb music playing and I asked if there was another station they could play. She said, "Maybe, but we close in 30 minutes anyway." What kind of help is that??? Dumb bitch. The girls there suck. I should have pissed in the towel hamper. That would have given her a nice surprise to reach in there and pull out a bunch of sweaty piss soaked towels. Actually a kinder way to get my point accross would have been to load up the bar on the squat racks with about 10 45 lb plates and leave them for her to unload. She was just a little thing. I'll do my chest workout tonight at the south gym, so it should be good.

Focused70
03-30-2005, 10:15 AM
:whazzup: yo?

Stash

Stephen Riddington
03-30-2005, 10:30 AM
LOL, do it :D

-TIM-
03-30-2005, 12:50 PM
I'm tempted :evillaugh

TTT
03-31-2005, 01:39 AM
LOL, do it :D

:withstupi

Sounds messed up. Good that you're still getting to the gym, though :)
Low-190's, eh? I think I'm still hovering somewhere in the high-190's. I just can't seem to get past that 200 barrier. Maybe it's psychological. I need to train my mind to make myself grow. Or something. And you do too.

-TIM-
04-06-2005, 01:01 PM
4/5/05

Back & Traps

Stationary Bike - Warm up

Deadlifts
8 x 185
5 x 205
5 x 225
5 x 245
5 x 265
1 x 295

Pullups - Neutral Grip
8 x BW
8 x BW

Pulldowns
8 x 110 - 2 sets

Seated Rows
8 x 120 - 3 sets

BB Shrugs
8 x 135 - 3 sets


Seated Calf Raises
10 x 90 - 5 sets


This is the workout I did last night. I've been lifting but this is the first workout post I've made in the last 2 or 3 weeks since my computer went to crap on me. Last night was long and intense. I screwed up on my last set of deads though. I leaned to far forward coming down with the weight and it threw me off balance. I decided not to go for the other 2 reps I've been getting.

Something new I'm going to do is alternate sets for abs and calves during each workout. Both areas are lacking and I think this will give me the boost I need to get them stimulated. By alternating I mean day one I'll add extra sets for abs, day 2 will be calves, and so on. It will be interesting to see if they respond.

TTT
04-08-2005, 03:02 AM
Nice work. Looks like things are still going pretty well.
Have you actually fixed that comp yet, or did you type this up from another one?
You can get outdated hard drives pretty cheaply.

TTT
04-08-2005, 03:02 AM
Oh yeah, how's the mullet going? :D

-TIM-
04-11-2005, 04:34 PM
I got a mullet like no other! Yeah, the computer is still shot. I won't fix it until I move into my new apartment later this week. I'm typing this from my work computer.

I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday. I was pulling a 4 wheeler out of the swamp and my foot slipped when I was locked out with it. I felt it pull/strain in two spots. Mostly my left spinal erector, so that should keep me out for a few days.

KiwiBuilder
04-11-2005, 04:48 PM
Oh yeah, how's the mullet going? :D

Tim's avatar, along with all this mullet talk reminds me of the dude Michael Murphy off Kiwi Idol...

TTT
04-11-2005, 10:04 PM
Tim's avatar, along with all this mullet talk reminds me of the dude Michael Murphy off Kiwi Idol...

*Snicker*

Hey Tim, hope that back heals fast. That sucks big time.
Good ol' quad bikes, eh? I never totally trusted those things, myself. See? They injure you even when they're not moving.... :)

Stephen Riddington
04-12-2005, 12:09 AM
Hope you feel better, dude.

-TIM-
04-14-2005, 11:36 AM
Nice to see a little activity in my journal :thumbup:

Damn back is still acting up though. It's mostly the middle back at this point. I'm fine sitting up, but laying down isn't very comfortable. I'm going to bed an hour early since I spend most of the night rolling around.

The diet hasn't been too shabby. I'm moving into a new apartment tomorrow night and it has a full kitchen so the cooking should improve. My old apartment had a half stove and I couldn't bake anything because it always got burnt. That's all going to change though. I'll start portioning meals again. That's all for now.

Stephen Riddington
04-14-2005, 03:54 PM
Enjoy your new apt. :)

Take it easy, bro. (back-wise)

-TIM-
04-26-2005, 04:27 PM
Well ****, I'm basically going backwards no matter what I do. My back is still ****ed up. I think I'm going to work it tonight though. That's probably the dumbest thing I could do, but I don't care at this point. I got a massage the other day and I woke up and I was sore. What's that all about? I can tell I'm in a pissy mood because I've lifted maybe 6 times this month. So much for being 200 lbs by the end of May. I might as well hang it up.

-TIM-
04-28-2005, 11:47 AM
Ha! I've been complaining about my back and that's what I worked out on Tuesday after my last post. It actually felt kind of nice. I took it easy, but it was good to get the muscle worked a little. I'm sure that's backwards to any safe, normal line of thought when having a muscle injury and doing workouts.

I think it's time to re-evaluate what I've been doing. Both my diet and routine have been out of balance. Obviously this month hasn't been good due to a bacterial infection I've had for the last two weeks and the back injury after 4-wheeling. But I've been on meds for the last week and I'm feeling better, and I'm starting to feel healthy again. My weight is just under 190 so I didn't loose more than a few pounds.

The biggest change I want to make is with my routine. I think it's time to start increasing reps and doing more sets to failure. I also need to move the focus of my back workout off deads and do more rowing and pulling motions. I think I will alternate my current back routine with one that focuses more on the upper back and traps. I will alternate everyother back day with the two that I pin down. For legs, I want to add more isolation sets in addition do squats. Also, I need to lower the weight and increase the reps. I think that will give me the balance I'm looking for. I will also continue to alternate calves and abs each workout. That will target each twice a week. I've already noticed a huge difference in abs since doing this during April. Chest has been good so I think I will leave that alone for now.

Obviously food intake is another area for improvement. I bought a lot of meat, eggs, and dairy on my last grocery run, so I've increased the protein intake which will help during recovery.

Overall I think I'm on the right track and I'm determined to suck it up and make a few more sacrifices for the gym. I'll be in tonight for shoulders and arms, and I can't wait.

Relentless
04-28-2005, 12:03 PM
Maybe you need to set more discrete, smaller goals for yourself other than simply 'weighing 200'....?

-TIM-
04-28-2005, 03:57 PM
What would you consider smaller goals?

I think so far, I've defined a few small adjustments to my routine, not necessarily goals though. Nothing that strays too far from what's yielded results in the past. I want to increase reps and focus more on isolation exercises. As far as weight goes, I'd like to add 10 solid pounds in the next few months. That's the only defined goal I have right now.

TTT
05-09-2005, 06:13 AM
Go and eat. :)

What's happening, man? How's that new apartment treating you? And the back? And the computer?

Oh, and how's the weight going now? I haven't had access to a scale in awhile so I can't tell you mine...

Canadian Crippler
05-09-2005, 11:18 AM
If diet is a problem then make sure you record down everything you eat everyday. Consistancy is the key man.