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therhoads
11-20-2001, 10:31 AM
OK, I am finally starting my journal...

Background:
Back in August 2001 I came down with the Shingles and a MASSIVE sinus infection. It took about 2 months to recover and I lost nearly 20 lbs. I have never been extremely muscular, although I did go through a time when I lifted often and got big biceps.

I also have bad shoulder problems having dislocated my right shoulder about 7 or 8 times in the last 10 years. This greatly effects my bench lifting capability.

I am currently 36 years old, 5'10" and 160 lbs. Chest is 36", Waste 34", Biceps 14.5"

I have been working out for the last month and gained about 10 lbs back from my illness. Made good progress in all areas and have noticed gains everywhere, especially biceps and chest.

Eating:
Myoplex Mass - 2X/Day (1/2 Packet) each. This gives me the Whey protein, extra vitamins, and about 500 additional calories per day.

Creatine Monohydrate - Started taking about 1 week ago and have been impressed so far. I am done with the loading phase so I am taking 5mg/day.

7AM - Myoplex Mass Shake
10AM - Breakfast (OJ, Oatmeal and/or Eggs with Cheese)
1PM - Lunch (Tuna or Chicken salad, Crackers, Fruit)
4PM - Snack (Yogart and/or Banana)
7PM - Dinner (Chicken or hamburger, Fruit, veggies)
10PM - Myoplex Mass Shake

Estimated Calories: 2500 - 3000 / day

Goals: Gain 15 more lbs to 175 without gaining much fat by the end of Feb 2002.

Workout Routine: (3 - 5 sets)
Sat AM - Chest / Biceps / Abs
Sun AM - Shoulders / Back / Triceps / Legs
Wed. - Full Body Blast

I try to take at least the last set to failure (Sometimes it works out that the last 2 sets go to failure).

I do most exercises with dumbells although I do have a boflex knockoff to perform Lat and leg exercises.

Wizard
11-20-2001, 10:35 AM
Yo.. Good luck m8!

therhoads
11-22-2001, 10:55 AM
Good Pre-Thanksgiving workout last night. Man am I hungry for some good turkey today!

It was Chest & Bicep night so my arms are pretty stiff today but that won't keep me from hoisting a few turkey legs!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

therhoads
11-28-2001, 09:16 AM
Full Body Blast last night ---

I do not understand why I feel so pumped and energized after a full body blast. I usually do 3 sets (last to failure) and a couple exercises per body part.

When I do a concentrated routine (5 sets per part) I am so wore out! I guess the extra 2 sets and additional exercises completely exhaust my body. Any thoughts from anyone?

Anyway for the time being I am sticking to 2 days on concentrated mustle groups and 1 day full body blast per week.

therhoads
11-30-2001, 01:16 PM
Bored last night si I decided to work out. Why not do something rather than setting around even though it was not my regular night. Blasted my biceps hard! Maybe a little too hard since I am hurting pretty bad today.

I am thinking of switching to a Push-Pull split 2 times/week each. I just cannot buy into the fact that working a particular part once a week is better than 2 times / week. Am I totally off base here?

syntekz
11-30-2001, 01:20 PM
LOL. Yes you are.