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cjingram
02-14-2005, 01:29 PM
Today I started on WBB1. Took some photos of my scrawny, flabby, out of shape self

http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/021405/front1.jpg
http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/021405/front2.jpg
http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/021405/back1.jpg http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/021405/tri.jpg

:whip: Get into shape boy!

Trying to eat a lot and bulk, taking protein supplement and possibly creatine soon.

Current Weights:
Dumbell Flat/Decline Bench: 40lb dumbells
Dead Lift: 35lb plates
Row machine: 140lb
Shrugs: 60lb

Current Weight: 170lb, Height: 5'10". I need to bulk, but I'm already a bit overweight, hopefully the lifting will make the fatty bulk into muscle bulk :windup:

Posting this thread better keep me motivated! :whip:

cjingram
02-16-2005, 11:57 AM
Ok Legs day!

Squats (lever machine): 270
Hack Squats (lever): 270
Leg Curls: 120
Straight Legged Dead Lift: 155lb
Calve Raises: 270lb on lever machine

I did the abs routine from trainforstrength too, as the "4x10 crunches" from WBB1 leaves a bit to be desired:
Crunches: 20
Side Crunches: 20 on each side
Sit & Tuck: 10
Sit & Tuck: 10 each cheek
V-Ups: 10
Flutter Kicks: 25

Diet needs some work - I'm taking the protein shakes - 1 a day on off day, 2 on workout day. But I don't think I'm eating nearly enough. I need to start keeping better track of it... :bang:

andy51
02-16-2005, 06:25 PM
Good luck

Focused70
02-16-2005, 06:40 PM
:spam: :withstupi

Stash

cjingram
02-18-2005, 02:03 PM
OK! 1 week down!

shoulders:
military press in rack: 105 :(
seated dumbell press: first set with 35, second set with 40
standing lateral raises: 20's

triceps:
push down (cable): 75lb
french press: 25lb plates + bar weight (25? 35? the curl bar)

biceps:
dumbell curl: 35's
hammer curl: 35's

I felt really pumped today - bad news yesterday made me want to lift hard. Starting creatine next week from AtLarge, hope to see these base numbers jump!

cjingram
02-23-2005, 03:42 PM
Ok - the gym was closed monday (boooo) and since Tuesdays are nuts for me I decided to combine my chest/back day with my legs day today (which may have been a bad idea considering I feel like puking now) BUT I'm happy to report I've seen some substantial gains - so one of two things have happened - I've gotten stronger, or I messed up last week and am dialed into the right weight now.

Flat and Low Incline Dumbell Press: 45lb'ers
Dips and Chin-ups: no weight change
Deadlifts and straight legged DL's: 45lb plates + whatever the bar is (45? so 135?)
Row: 160lb (w00t! +20)
Shrugs: 65lb'ers
Squats and Hack Squats and calf raises: 320lb on machine
Leg Curls: 140lb on machine

That's all folks - I felt totally excited to be in the gym and ready to explode on the weights. I hope this keeps up. Personal **** has had me stressed out and this is a GREAT release.

So far day 3 on creatine - no cramping, bloating, etc. - staying hydrated, having no issues. Don't even taste it.

TTT
02-23-2005, 03:47 PM
I'll bet you're not as scrawny as you think once you drop some fat, judging by those pics.
Good luck!

lilmase1153
02-23-2005, 03:56 PM
:spam: :spam: good luck bro.. and your pics look good you have a nice solid base and i bet will make great gains on WBB 1

cjingram
02-24-2005, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the encouragement folks - Def. Appreciate it.

PizDoff
02-24-2005, 06:29 PM
I'm already a bit overweight, hopefully the lifting will make the fatty bulk into muscle bulk

Eating right, you will definately lose the BF% and get more muscle.
Good luck with yours goals.

cjingram
02-25-2005, 01:14 PM
felt very...weak today.
I was totally excited to go lifting, didn't feel tired at all, but when I got there I was BARELY able to keep the same weights as last week, let alone go up like I did on Wednesday.
Dissapointing, but at least I got in there, did what I had to do, and still have a pump going on in the muscles I worked - my forearms feel especially tight right now.

military press: 105lb
seated dumbell press: 45lb (ok so I did go up here)
lateral raise: 20lb'ers (why are these so freaking hard?!)
tri-pull down: 75lbs
french press: 25lbs plates + bar
dumbell curls: 35's
hammer curls: 35's

cjingram
02-28-2005, 02:00 PM
Another week - another day of gains (in some things at least...)
Dumbell Press (Flat and Incline) - 50lb'ers
Dips/Chin-ups: My weight (which I should really check out sometime - before I started I was about 177, that was 3 weeks ago)
Deadlifts: 45lb plates + bar
Row: 160lb
Shrugs: 65lb dumbells

Felt pretty good today, not really motivated to lift but went anyways and got into it when I started going up in the weights - the girlfriend says I "look bigger" but I think she's just trying to be nice - We'll take some pics at the end of the week and see if she's telling some white lies.

cjingram
03-02-2005, 06:45 PM
Almost forgot to post today! Didn't go up in weight from last week, but definitely felt like I was doing the reps better than last week

Squats/Hack Squats: 320lb
Leg curls: 140lb
Straight DLs: 135lb
Calf Raises: 320lb

Need to find a better way to eat more/better - not having a kitchen sucks.

cjingram
03-07-2005, 08:31 AM
Alright I'm starting to suck at this posting a journal thing. But at least I'm still lifting!

Friday was...
military press: 105
dumbell press: 45's
lateral raise: 20's
pull downs: 75
french press: 25lb plates
dumbell curls: 35
hammer curls: 35

Today:
I felt pretty good - went early morning instead of afternoon.
Dumbell Press: 50lb'ers
Inclined Dumbell Press: 50lb'ers
Dips: 2x8
chinups: 2x4 :(
deadlifts: 145lb
row: 160lb
shrugs: 65lb'ers

cjingram
03-10-2005, 04:21 PM
Well rumor had it the gym would be closed tomorrow, so I figured I better just go today. It was a pretty last minute decision, but oddly enough once I made it there I felt REALLY good. good enough to show some gains even :)
Now I do have a bit of a self-confidence issue. Everytime I lift more weight I think - am I actually stronger today? Or was I just being a pussy last week? Questions only I can answer I know, but it keeps bugging me...

Anyways - today's weight:
Military Press: 135lb - seated, which may account for 30lb gain..
Dumbell Press: 50's
Lateral raise: 20lbs
pulldowns: 80lb
frenchpress: 25lb plates + bar
dumbell and hammer curls: 40lb dumbells

Not too bad. I figured since this marks the end of week 4, I would post some update pics as well:

http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/031005/front1_week4.jpg
http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/031005/front2_week4.jpg
http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/031005/front3_week4.jpg
http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/031005/front4_week4.jpg (just because the lighting looked..odd heh)
http://compulsive.org/photos/lifting/031005/back1_week4.jpg

I have to say, it's tough to take pictures of yourself. Especially with a crappy camera and when you suck at lighting. I'll have to look around for tips on shooting good flexing poses so you can feel better about yourself.

I can't really tell if there's a difference. maybe y'all can.

cjingram
03-14-2005, 08:34 AM
Gah - really pissed off. On spring break this week and can't find a gym that will give me a "week trial" or anything like that while I'm down at home. Not really sure what to do, but will need to figure something out as I can't afford to take a week off now :(

Worst case scenario I suppose I will do the trainforstrength.com weight-free workouts, but I won't be happy about it.

No comments on the pictures though? Guess I was right about no gains! :)

cjingram
03-21-2005, 03:46 PM
Well I guess a week off wasn't the end of the world. Started the routine back and didn't go down in anything and went up 10lb in my deadlifts

Flat and Lo-Incline Dumbell Press: 50lbers
Dips: 2x8
Chin-Ups: 2x6
Deadlifts: 155lb
Rows: 160lb
Shrugs: 65lbers