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gizmo
05-21-2005, 12:33 PM
Before 117lbs After 157lbs

Having learned some weird news about my family, I cut some ties and attempted to stand on my own feet. With several attempts at temporary work assignments, I was unable to land a job I could hold on to. Then some crazy events happened between myself and the local force. To make a long story short, I was incarcerated for just over four months. Pre-lockup, I would check my weight to be in the ball park of 110-122lbs. I had purchases the weider home-gym equipment with minimal weights but enough to start some growth, right at home. Circumstances led to a situation where I was living in a car for around 7 days, pennyless, in the great canadian winter. This before landing myself at the correctional complex. The shrink put me on some meds, antipsychotics and later antidepression...zyprexa and praxil i think.
I started doing exercises using my own bodyweight...some pushups but mostly dips(reached 1000dips every other day) since my toothpick arms still gotta catch up with the rest of the body. Arms began to respond. Later as I moved from suicide watch to segregation and eventually up to a range, where finally I could lift some heavyweights. My workout partner was pretty serious about working out, and carried some BB magazines to inspire. I quickly started liking the squats with the 230lb person sitting on my shoulders. The squats were easy to perform heavy without iron and my legs started to grow. We would also do 10 sets of chinups on the tv stand with someone holding the feet. Then there were also the rows with a t-shirt holding on to the rails. The food being fed was healthier than at my east indian home and I would
often trade my chocolate bars for a hot tray.
I began to grow...but I had 130lbs or little over in my mind. Especially true since the highest I have ever weighed was 138lbs of lean muscle after being consistant for six months at the local golds gym. So in my mind, I was at 135lbs or lower without any iron. Pleading guilty to mickey mouse charges, I got released and hit the scale at a surprising 157lbs. Its been 4 days since getting released and I still cant get over this :). Prior to this I'd pretty much sworre to myself that I could only hit 150 with a cycle and see how the body would respond. I understand that most of the weight could result from the meds and most of it could be bodyfat but I dont care. Knowing my body, I can easily 'change' that into muscle. I am now shooting for an all-natural 170lbs(keep in mind i'm very small boned). Quite honestly I've been wanting to hit 150 so badly in the last few years that I'm having a hard time believing my eyes at 157 on the scale.
I guess the next step before hitting the gym again is that I need to train my mind before anything else. The crappy part is starting all over with joining a new gym and commuting back and forth. You see I kinda screwed up with mylicense for an year. But again this way I could save my pennies and devote to the gym.
I gotta say though that the thought of having to post the results on this board certainly did sound fun and I could not wait to share the results with you WBB peeps ;)

gizmo
05-24-2005, 10:03 AM
Had a short wo of arms early this morning. In the middle of moving man do I hate moving or what. Wo very brief with not much intensity. scale at 154lbs this morning

skull crushers
4sets x 10
dips
3 sets x 20
1 set x 40
ez curls
4sets x 8-10
dumbell curls
1 set to failure

METALASIAN
05-24-2005, 10:19 AM
That is an interesting story. Good luck with your goals and life out of the cell!

gizmo
05-24-2005, 11:56 AM
hey thanks! your stats are like mine 5'8 157lbs exactly tho i got 10 years experience on you :D

gizmo
05-27-2005, 04:50 PM
Tuesday
35 min bike ride outdoors

Today, Friday 1800hrs

Attempt at deadlifts medium intensity part volume training

30lbs x 12

50 x 12
50 x 12

70 x 12
70 x 12

90 x 12
90 x 12

102 x 12

gizmo
05-28-2005, 10:39 AM
Not been able to put much into my workouts this week. Minimal sets and exercises. Duration 30 minutes. Medium intesnsity.

Bench
50lbs x 10
50 x 10

70 x 12
70 x 12
70 x 12

Skullcrushers
30 x 12

40 x 12
40 x 12
40 x 12

Curls
40 x 10
40 x 10

Preach curls
40 x 12

Again I gotta put more into my workouts next week. In the middle of moving stuff I assembled the bench wong ways grrrr. Scale at 153 this morning after a steady 154 rest of the week. Thinking of going out tonight. Its been over 6 months and I gotta dance.

gizmo
05-31-2005, 05:30 PM
So night out was fun. Nice to be out again after what six months. Dancings good and so are the women.
Weight has been dropping gradually which i'm worried about but soon ima have a throw in a good ol set of heavy squats...using that as a guage for bodyweight. need to pickup some more weights from a fitness store but heres the workout from now...

Bench
30lbs x 20
50 x 12
70 x 12
90 x 10
102 x 8
102 x 6

Skullcrushers
30 x 12
40 x 10
44 x 8
48 x 8

Dips
x 20
x 25
x 30 ss w/next

Ezcurls
30 x 12
40 x 10
50 x 8
60 x 6

Dumbellcurls
22 x 6
22 x 6

Oh yeah duration an hour, intensity high.

gizmo
06-04-2005, 05:33 PM
Scale at 154 this morning, chillin weekend w/movies, save energy for infekted next weekend. Managed to pull two workouts this week. Gotta run to the store and pickup some more weights. For now,

Deadlifts
30lbs x 12
50 x 12
60 x 12
70 x 12
80 x 12
90 x 12
102 x 12
102 x 12

Medium intensity, half an hour.

gizmo
06-07-2005, 10:59 PM
Bench
30 x 12
50 x 12
70 x 12
90 x 12
90 x 12
102 x 8
102 x 6

Skullcrushers
30 x 12
40 x 12
48 x 8
48 x 6

Dips
x 20
x 20

Cut the workout short wasnt feeling too well. Tomorrows back and biceps. Intensity was low and thoughts were just everywhere just couldnt focus on lifts.

Matt04
06-08-2005, 04:35 AM
Sounds like you've had an interesting life thus far, well done on getting through it and getting to the weight uve always wanted.

your workouts aree looking good man.

gizmo
06-11-2005, 03:48 PM
hey matt thanks for the heads up!

workout from last nite was nominal. the energy and enthusiasm hasnt been there this week and i find myself doing them just to get over them. they've been a drag.
Bent over rows
30lbs x 20
50 x 12
60 x 12
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10

Ez curls
30 x 12
40 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10

Last night friday night...stayed in and had this crappy workout. Today I'm going out and infekted mushroom are gonna blow the roof off!

gizmo
06-15-2005, 08:09 PM
party on saturday night went awesome...what a blast! infekted mushrooms threw a wild set..cant get enough of their psy trance! for those that wanna see my club www.theguvernment.com
or www.luvtheguv.com

i've been feeling lazy as far as the workouts are concerned. Dont know if its the meds zyprexa or what but really feeling fatigued at times. Did a set of dips to failure:


june 15th @ 1830 hrs
Dips
310

gizmo
07-08-2005, 05:43 PM
So i slacked off for more than three weeks...well i had a minimum workout somewhere in there but didnt get a chance to log it. life has been throwing some hurdles in my way and i just cant get over them...good news is i was able to wo arms today and get some kind of pump going. this weekend is a stayin in affair. need to focus on lifts this whole week and bring weight back up a few pounds(its at 150). heres a little comeback wo...
jump jacks

ez curls
8 x 40lbs
8 x 40
8 x 40
8 x 50

dumb curls
6 x 22lbs
6 x 22

8 x 40lbs
8 x 40
8 x 40ssw/next
10 dips
20 dips
20 dips

i should be able to put some more in tomorrow nights wo...we'll see...