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fixationdarknes
06-27-2005, 08:29 PM
The people here who do know me, probably know me as the person who started hundreds of threads (many called them pointless) every day, and I have recently been slacking off a lot...I had a journal before and was pretty dedicated but I stopped for about 6-8 wekks. I decided to make a new journal because I'm basically starting a new life. I am ready to focus and work hard and reach my goals. This time I won't get lazy and slack off like before. I will stay motivated. I know I lost a bit of strength during my slack break, but I'm ready to bring it back up and over.

Here are my current stats:
Age: 15
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 146
BF%: ~15

I don't really care all that much about my weight and bf%; the main thing I care about is adding strength. I know these forums are called "wannabebig" and many bodybuilders post here, but no matter what the goal of the weightlifter, I find these forums to be best. And not to mention WBB is a great community.

fixationdarknes
06-27-2005, 08:29 PM
Monday 27 June 2005
~Full Body: Session A~

*Deadlift
Warmup
-40 x 8
-70 x 4
-100 x 3
-110 x 2
-125 x 1
Work
-140 x 2
-140 x 2
-140 x 2

*Flat BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-60 x 4
-85 x 3
-95 x 2
-110 x 1
Work
-120 x 2
-120 x 2
-120 x 2

*Cleans
Warmup
-20 x 8
-40 x 4
-55 x 3
-65 x 2
-70 x 1
Work
-80 x 2
-80 x 2
-80 x 2

*Crunches
Work
-BW + 10 x 2
-BW + 10 x 2
-BW + 10 x 2

Overall: Okay, so today I started light because I didnít want to jump right into some heavy weights. Overall the session was decent. Here are my feelings for each lift:

Dead: These felt pretty good, but they were a bit light (meant to be).
Bench: This was sort of a disappointment, not because of the fact that I have lost some benching strength from before, but because my right wrist was bothering me so my benching lifts were a bit sloppy and quick because my wrist was having trouble keeping the bar balanced any longer.
Clean: This wasnít so much a working exercise today, but more of a technique-practicing lift. My form is getting better, and I know I couldíve gone a bit heavier, but Iím going to keep gradually progressing as to practice more with form.
Crunch: This was probably the biggest disappointment because Iím working with low reps and Iíve never done low-rep ab work before so I held a 10-lb. plate above my head and did 14-second reps (7 for concentric, 7 for eccentric) in an effort to make each rep as hard as possible, but it didnít really work. The crunches were really easy and I feel I need a harder ab exercise to perform.

Pound increase for next session:
Deads- 10 lbs
Bench- 5 lbs
Cleans- 5 lbs
Abs- ??, perhaps find a new ab exercise, or hold a 25-lb. plate above my head?

Questions:
1. Do you think my wrist should be better later for my next lifting sessions?
2. Are there harder ab exercises I should be using for low-rep work, or should I merely add more weight to it?

Patz
06-27-2005, 08:33 PM
I do abs from a decline bench, with weights...I'm using a 45lb plate right now, but that's getting easy. I really have no place to go with it though, until I get soem new equipment I suppose.

WELCOME BACK!!!!

We just figured you got sucked into finals and disappeared into the abyss. We talked a lot of smack about you, and made fun of you, and made fun of your girlfriend, etc.

OK, not really...

fixationdarknes
06-27-2005, 09:04 PM
Lol mrelwood you're such a great guy. Thanks for visiting my fresh new journal and for the warm welcome back. And I don't have a decline bench, so what do you recommend me doing? Perhaps make a decline bench out of something? Oh, and when you do the crunches (sit-ups), where do you hold the weight?...on your chest?...above your head?...

Oh and I'm tracking my calories and stuff so I'll get each daily caloric intake the next day (for example, I'll have today's caloric intake posted by tomorrow).

dissipate
06-27-2005, 10:02 PM
welcome back to journal land fixation!! :D

for crunches, how about kneeling cable crunches?
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/RectusAbdominis/CBKneelingCrunch.html

fixationdarknes
06-27-2005, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the welcome dissipate! And I only have free weights, so I wouldn't be able to do that cable exercise. What if I did hanging sit-ups from a pullup bar? I imagine it would be really hard. Has anyone ever done those?

Patz
06-27-2005, 10:32 PM
Lol mrelwood you're such a great guy. Thanks for visiting my fresh new journal and for the warm welcome back. And I don't have a decline bench, so what do you recommend me doing? Perhaps make a decline bench out of something? Oh, and when you do the crunches (sit-ups), where do you hold the weight?...on your chest?...above your head?...

Oh and I'm tracking my calories and stuff so I'll get each daily caloric intake the next day (for example, I'll have today's caloric intake posted by tomorrow).

I hold it right at my chest.

You could find something to lock your legs in, and hang off of something. OK..this sounds dangerous, but if it doesn work at least you'll get the idea..

Sit on your regular bench with your legs off the side. Then hook your feet under your barbell (LOADED barbell), which will also be laying parallel with the bench. Then lean back with the weight plate on your chest, and do situps like that...

I know I'm crazy...most poor people are..

Coke
06-28-2005, 04:15 AM
This a fantastic, Fix is back in the mix - :thumbup: ...the A session is looking awesome man.

fixationdarknes
06-28-2005, 09:15 AM
Thanks mrel, I'll try that.

And CoCoa, thanks for the encouragement. Always appreciated.

fixationdarknes
06-28-2005, 09:18 AM
Health Report of 6-27-05

*Diet
Total Calories: 2363
Carbs: 236.8
Protein: 164.4
Fat: 87

*Sleep
8 hours <-- aiming for 9 tonight

What do you guys think about the calorie percentages? Is my fat intake too low? Btw, I'm not really bulking or cutting. I'm just on a strength routine so I guess you could say I'm trying to "maintain my weight."

fixationdarknes
06-28-2005, 04:16 PM
Tuesday 28 June 2005
~Cardio~

*Jogging
-roughly 1.5 miles

I know it's not much, but then again I don't want to do TOO much cardio.

getfit
06-28-2005, 04:30 PM
pretty neat title for your journal :)

fixationdarknes
06-28-2005, 04:37 PM
Heh, thanks. It kind of describes how I need to stay dedicated and keep going at it with full effort.

Patz
06-28-2005, 05:12 PM
Just wondering...WHY DON'T YOU WANT TO BE A BEAST?

You afraid you're just gonna lose it when you do that Mormon tour of duty???

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 12:43 AM
Lol...Mormon tour of duty. :rolleyes:

I guess I just don't really care how I look. I just want to be strong. I dunno. We all have different goals. But perhaps I'll gain some size with my strength so who knows.

Diet of 28 June 2005

*Total Caloric Intake: 3747
Carb: 428 - 43%
Fat: 130 - 32%
Prot: 230 - 25%

I know, whoah...my calories today are like 1400 more than yesterday. I dunno what happened there. Probably all those peanuts (and peanut butter) that did it. I was aiming for a 40/30/30 caloric intake but the fat and carbs were too high.

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 01:59 PM
Health Report of 29 June 2005

*Sleep
-9 hours last night <-- :) Feel pretty good today.

*Morning weigh-in
-145.5 lbs

Unholy
06-29-2005, 02:01 PM
Nice weight there buddy, You wil catch the size bug, almost everyone does :D

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 02:18 PM
Heh, thanks. I'm not really too concerned with size though. And the only reason I'm keeping track of my weight is to make sure I don't get TOO fat. :rolleyes:

getfit
06-29-2005, 02:26 PM
fat fix!!!! i weigh more then you :p

Hockey66
06-29-2005, 02:29 PM
Heh, thanks. I'm not really too concerned with size though. And the only reason I'm keeping track of my weight is to make sure I don't get TOO fat. :rolleyes:

I was mainly jsut concerned with getting strong at first too, but then bodybuilding grew on me. Now I'm going for a mixture of both, just lifting hard and heavy and eating lots.

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 02:29 PM
fat fix!!!! i weigh more then you :p

Yeah, but you're buff! I need to catch up.


I was mainly jsut concerned with getting strong at first too, but then bodybuilding grew on me. Now I'm going for a mixture of both, just lifting hard and heavy and eating lots.

I see. Perhaps the same will happen to me some day. I'll just lift hard and heavy and eat lots and eventually see what my goals become.

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 05:12 PM
Wednesday 29 June 2005
~Full Body: Session B~

*ATF Squats
Warmup
-40 x 8
-65 x 4
-90 x 3
-105 x 2
-120 x 1
Worl
-130 x 2
-130 x 2
-130 x 2

*Incline BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-50 x 4
-70 x 3
-80 x 2
-90 x 1
Work
-100 x 2
-100 x 2
-100 x 2

*Weighted Chinups
Work
-BW+10 x 2
-BW+10 x 2
-BW+10 x 2

*Crunches
Work
-BW+20 x 2
-BW+20 x 2
-BW+20 x 2

Overall: Today felt really good except for two thing, which I will explain down below.

Squat: This felt great...I actually expected 130 to be a bit light when it was actually just right. Two thumbs up.
Bench: This was pretty good too except for one problem...when I incline my bench, the place where the BB is resting doesn't get any higher, so it's really hard for me to push that 100 lbs. off in the beginning because I'm so close to it. I dunno what to do about this because I imagine it will get a lot harder later on at like 120 lbs. + more...I mean, I can hardly do it now.
Chin: These felt pretty good...yeah.
Crunches: Mrelwood, I tried that thing that you described but it just didn't work out (:()...so I went down on the ground the old traditional way and did crunches but with 20 lbs. this time...which was STILL easy...I need a new ab exercise...

Pound increase for next Session B:
Squats- 5 lb increase
Bench- 5 lb increase
Chins- 2.5-5 lb increase...haven't decided yet
Abs- ???

Questions:
1. Does anyone know what I should do about the incline benching problem? Would just getting a spotter solve the problem?
2. What new ab exercise should I do?...I need a very difficult one! One that allows me to only do a couple of reps then get tired! Is that possible?
3. When I had the two 10-lb. plates on my chest for the crunches, as I crunched up, the plates were getting stuck in the lines between my abs...lol. Has that happened to anyone?

Patz
06-29-2005, 05:38 PM
I think you should hire an engineer to solve some of these mechanical issues..lol.

You can buy some gravity boots. I think they have a locking mechanism so they attach to your pullup bar. I don't know a whole lot of the details, but I guess that's one option.

As for the incline benching..If it were me, and I couldn't buy a POWER RACK and ADJUSTABLE BENCH (which would solve basically every issue you're having, then I'd break out the welder and make an attachment to be able to put on my bench to extend the height of the bar-holder.

But that's just me...I'm a mechanical genuis.

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 06:41 PM
Lol...gravity boots, there's such a thing as gravity boots?

And about the incline benching, do you mean like something that I'd be able to put on it to extend the height and then be able to take it off for flat benching? That would be pretty interesting. Maybe my dad can help me do something like that. Mrelwood, why don't you come over and be a mechanical genious at my house? :rolleyes:

PizDoff
06-29-2005, 07:33 PM
Uh, not too sure what your thread title is trying to communicate exactly, but welcome 'back'. Keep it up, you're young and you have lots of time.

Patz
06-29-2005, 07:55 PM
Lol...gravity boots, there's such a thing as gravity boots?

And about the incline benching, do you mean like something that I'd be able to put on it to extend the height and then be able to take it off for flat benching? That would be pretty interesting. Maybe my dad can help me do something like that. Mrelwood, why don't you come over and be a mechanical genious at my house? :rolleyes:

You're roughly 35-40 hours drive....

Yes, that's exactly what I mean. If your dad has a welder, or you know someone who welds and can draw them up a design, I would imagine you could come up with something that attaches at the top, but transfers the load of the bar to the uprights of the original bench by leaning back against it, and locking into place.

I kknow that wasn't easy to relay in words, and if I had a scanner, I'd draw you somehing up to give you a rough idea of what you could do. Actually, my brother is here, and he has one..maybe I'll give it a whirl.

Patz
06-29-2005, 07:59 PM
find a picture of your bench on the internet, and post it up..

show me the EXACT model

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 10:30 PM
PizDoff, all it's saying is that in order to do something, you just gotta face it and go head on and do what you gotta do... It just describes how I need to stay dedicated, focused, and not turn away...

Mrelwood, okay, all I know is that the name of the bench is Weider 400 and I looked for pictures online but I can't find any. :( Perhaps I could snap a few shots with my digi cam and post it up here?

Patz
06-29-2005, 11:09 PM
this is what comes up as the weider 400. damn, i hope this isnt what you have. this squatrack has a max load of like 200lbs...lol

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/04/36/19/21/0004361921410_215X215.jpg

Nito
06-29-2005, 11:21 PM
Yea lil fixation w00t, hes back!

fixationdarknes
06-29-2005, 11:30 PM
Heh thanks Nito, I'm ready to kick some serious...well, you know what.

Lol Mrelwood, I got the same thing when I searched for Weider 400 but Weider 400 is my bench...so I dunno why it shows up as a squat rack. Should I just take some pics with my digi cam?

jordonwuff
06-30-2005, 12:50 AM
Hey man, keep up the good work. Just hit it hard and keep at it. I was thinking about buying a new bench. I'm a pretty big dude and mine is pretty small.. It works for now though I guess.. A Weider Pro 220 I think (don't quote me on that) I don't feel like going downstairs and looking lol. Oh well as long as I have something to use when I'm not at the High School gym.

--Jordon

fixationdarknes
06-30-2005, 12:53 AM
Thanks dood. And yeah, anything (even if it's not the best) helps, so you probably don't need a new bench. But if you have the doe and you want it then go for it.

Diet of 29 June 2005

*Total Calories: 3603
-Carb: 410 grams - 43%
-Fats: 131 grams - 34%
-Prot: 205 grams - 23%

Still a bit higher than I expected...heh, I guess all those pizzas did the trick.

Coke
06-30-2005, 08:21 AM
Just get a good spotter for the bb inclines Fix - U are doing fine bro.

fixationdarknes
06-30-2005, 09:37 AM
Thanks dood...but I was thinking, when you lift the Barbell off of the Barbell-holder, that's not part of the workout, right? I wouldn't be missing out on anything if the spotter lifted off the barbell for me?

Health Report of 30 June 2005

*Sleep
-8 hours last night <-- pretty good

*Morning Weigh-in
-146 lbs.

Hockey66
06-30-2005, 01:07 PM
..you don't tell me how to pick my cherries! :soapbox:

fixationdarknes
06-30-2005, 01:50 PM
lol...but I can tell that you pick your cherries facing the tree. It only shows in your progress. :)

fixationdarknes
06-30-2005, 03:06 PM
Thursday 30 June 2005
~Cardio~

*Jogging
~1.75 miles (+.25 miles from last run)

It was actually more of an intense running session. Whew!

getfit
06-30-2005, 03:10 PM
i have cherry trees in my garden ;)

fixationdarknes
06-30-2005, 03:14 PM
How do you pick them?

Patz
06-30-2005, 03:17 PM
cherry trees are kinda short. you pretty much just get under them, and shoo away all the birds that are feasting!

getfit
06-30-2005, 03:20 PM
cherry trees are kinda short. you pretty much just get under them, and shoo away all the birds that are feasting!
yep well i haven't had big problems with birds my mom really takes care of those trees more then i do i look after my vegies ;)

Patz
06-30-2005, 03:37 PM
we had a tree when i was a kid, and the birds would destroy it!

fixationdarknes
06-30-2005, 03:39 PM
Use your gung fu on them.

fixationdarknes
07-01-2005, 01:13 AM
Diet of 30 June 2005

*Total Calories: 2469
-Carb: 227 - 35%
-Fats: 84 - 32%
-Prot: 200 - 34%

I went a bit light today...my calories usually vary from low 2000's to 3500. I don't really have a set diet or anything. I merely eat a decent diet and try to keep it within range.

fixationdarknes
07-01-2005, 10:02 AM
Health Report of 1 July 2005

*Hours of sleep last night
-7.5

*Morning Weigh-in
-146.5

fixationdarknes
07-01-2005, 03:49 PM
Friday 1 July 2005
~Full Body: Session A~

*Deadlift
Warmup
-40 x 8
-75 x 4
-105 x 3
-120 x 2
-135 x 1
Work
-150 x 2
-150 x 2
-150 x 2

This felt great...still a bit light too. And I literally maintained near perfect form the whole time.

*Flat BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-65 x 4
-85 x 3
-100 x 2
-110 x 1
Work
-125 x 2
-125 x 2
-125 x 2

This felt pretty good except that for some reason I shake so much while I'm holding the BB. It's not too heavy because I completed all the sets with good form and it didn't even feel all that heavy. Maybe since this is my first week back weightlifting my stabilizer muscles need to adapt? What do you guys think?

*Cleans
Warmup
-20 x 8
-40 x 4
-60 x 3
-70 x 2
-75 x 1
Work
-85 x 2
-85 x 2
-85 x 2

These felt pretty good and I'm getting better with the Cleaning motion. But I noticed a slight problem. As I'm catching the BB at the top part of the motion, I feel some stress on my right anterior deltoid. Am I doing something wrong?

*Dragon Flags <-- Thanks to Keith.
Work
-10 slow reps

These were amazing. They felt great and pretty hard too. I was just trying it out today so on Monday (my next weight session), I'll do 3 sets of these babies.

--Overall a great workout. Not perfect but hey I'm getting there.

Weight Increments for next Session A
Deads- 5 lb. increase
Bench- 5 lb. increase
Cleans- 5 lb. increase
Dragon- planning for 3 sets of 6-8 reps of BW

jack_of_all
07-01-2005, 08:20 PM
you voluntarily quit lifting for a while? i thought it was some kind of crazy mormon thing.


no im jking about the crazy part but werent you going to have to quit for like 2 months to go somewhere? i thought that was why you were gone but apparently you just quit. not trying to guilt you here so im gonna change the subject...

good luck! :D :D :D

jack_of_all
07-01-2005, 08:25 PM
oh, btw, i read through this real quick after my post and i didnt see if anyone responded to what you asked about gravity boots. they are boots with like heavy hooks or straps or something on them that lock to a bar (like a pull up bar) w/ you in them so you can hang free. supposedly good for your back too.

fixationdarknes
07-02-2005, 02:15 PM
Heh, you're thinking of me going on my mission. That's when I'm 19 years old, so I've got some time. And yes I pretty much voluntarily quit. Well, it started when I quit for a couple of weeks to study for the AP Exam but then I just never came back because I was enjoying being so fat and lazy the whole time. But now I'm back!

Health Report of 2 July 2005

*Hours of sleep night before
-11

*Morning weigh-in
-146 lbs.

fixationdarknes
07-02-2005, 04:33 PM
Diet of 1 July 2005

*Total Calories consumed: 2533
-Carb: 248 - 37%
-Fats: 88 - 32%
-Prot: 187 - 31%

fixationdarknes
07-02-2005, 07:09 PM
Saturday 2 July 2005
~Cardio~

*Jogging
~roughly 1.5 miles give or take

I took it easier today than on Thursday.

lilmase1153
07-02-2005, 09:39 PM
yeah when i was 15 all i wanted was strength . but after getting a taste of size its all i want now although going for szie doesnt mean you cant be strong also

good lifts bro just keep lifting and eating right and your strength will come

fixationdarknes
07-02-2005, 09:42 PM
Thanks man, I wouldn't mind some size either but personally I don't really wanna be hyooge. I mean this site is called "Wannabebig" and I honestly wanted to be big back then, but I don't want to be too big right now. I wanna get strong and fast, but not too big. Hopefully that makes sense.

And another thing, I'm starting to get into MA and hopefully I'll get a heavy bag soon, so I wanna stay flexible. And I don't think being big will help at all with flexibility.

lilmase1153
07-02-2005, 09:52 PM
youd be suprised at how flexible some big guys are. i guess it all depends on training and if you stretch regularly and do agilities and things of that nature..

but yeah i know what you mean i used to be the exact same way bro and i still do like being agile and all i mean for me being 190 at 5'2 i can still do back flips and flip ups from the ground it just hurts my joints more now :)

fixationdarknes
07-02-2005, 10:55 PM
Lol. Well I guess it is possible to be big yet agile and flexible. I do a quick full-body stretch after each lift or cardio session, but I don't think that's enough to get me really flexible for MA. What do you suggest to do and for how long and how often (for stretching)?

Patz
07-02-2005, 11:35 PM
getcha one-a-dem torture stretch-racks!

fixationdarknes
07-02-2005, 11:49 PM
Okay, so I don't wanna be that flexible.

fixationdarknes
07-03-2005, 01:10 AM
Diet of 2 July 2005

*Total Calories Consumed: 2495
-Carb: 266 - 39%
-Fats: 93 - 35%
-Prot: 156 - 26%

The caloric intake was about where I wanted it.

Canadian Crippler
07-03-2005, 01:46 AM
Don't worry, you have many more years until you have to worry about getting "too" big. If you're going into MMA, realize that most pro's are A LOT bigger than they seem.

METALASIAN
07-03-2005, 07:12 AM
Nice to see you back on track, good luck with them goals Fixation.

Coke
07-03-2005, 07:21 AM
Good stuff on the deads, flat bench and cleans FIX.

jack_of_all
07-03-2005, 07:34 AM
when i was your age fix, i was lifting for strength. a whole 28 days later and im still doing it :D (sorry, i couldnt resist)

fixationdarknes
07-03-2005, 10:49 AM
crippler- lilmase already told me this, but I still don't understand how a big guy could be as quick and agile as a smaller leaner guy. But I'll just keep lifting/eating and see where I end up. I might go on a little cut though.

metalasian- Thanks man. Much appreciated.

CoCoa- Thanks, I hope to be where you're at some day. ;)

jack of all- Lol...okay, thanks.

Health Report of 3 July 2005

*Hours of sleep last night
-7.5

*Morning weigh-in
-145.5

I hope to get more sleep tonight. At least 9 hours.

fixationdarknes
07-04-2005, 12:52 AM
Diet of 3 July 2005

*Total Calories consumed: 2446
-Carb: 262 - 41%
-Fats: 72 - 27%
-Prot: 195 - 32%

I will start with the cut tomorrow...I'll bring cals down to about 2100 and see how it goes from there.

jordonwuff
07-04-2005, 02:29 AM
Reschedule that Cut to Tuesday so you can eat all you want on the 4th of July :evillaugh I mean.. Uhh.. I should be a good friend and say.. Stay strong on that cut! Fight it man fight it! <eats some pork ribs> Mmm.. Gosh.. <eats some chips> Wow tastey

:) Just Messin With Ya :)
Happy 4th of July
---Jordon

fixationdarknes
07-04-2005, 10:51 AM
Haha, I know what you mean! Dang it dood. We'll see. lol

Health Report of 4 July 2005

*Hours of sleep last night
-9 hours


*Morning Weigh-in
-145

Patz
07-04-2005, 10:55 AM
Eat teh BBQ...and eat soem for me, cause I'm gonna be a hardcore mofo today.

fixationdarknes
07-04-2005, 10:58 AM
Aw, that'll be tough dood...not cheating on the 4th?

getfit
07-04-2005, 11:10 AM
i can just imagine what you folks indulge on, on the 4th of july!! :)

Unholy
07-04-2005, 11:24 AM
oh yeah, Ribs, Baked beans and franks, hot dogs, hamburgers, pie, watermelon, beer. Nothing like a 4th of july BBQ

fixationdarknes
07-04-2005, 03:57 PM
Yeah for sure dood. Mmm...it's gonna be such a good non-cut day.

fixationdarknes
07-04-2005, 07:38 PM
Monday 4 July 2005
~Full Body: Session B~

*ATF Squats
Warmup
-40 x 8
-65 x 4
-95 x 3
-110 x 2
-120 x 1
Work
-135 x 2
-135 x 2
-135 x 2

Awesome...

*Incline BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-50 x 4
-75 x 3
-85 x 2
-95 x 1
Work
-105 x 2
-105 x 2
-105 x 2

I got my bro to spot me for these so I don't have that problem anymore where I couldn't lift the bar off. These were okay though.

*Chinups
Work
-BW+12.5 x 2
-BW+12.5 x 2
-BW+12.5 x 2

These were great...I really like weighting chinups.

*Dragon Flags
Work
-BW x 10

I really like these...I do 10-second reps. I just need to find a way to safely weight these. And I wanna try Front Levers when I get stronger.

Weight Increments for next Session B
Squats- 5-lb increase
Bench- 5-lb increase
Chins- 2.5-lb increase
Dragon Flags- +1 rep

Happy 4th everybody!!!

Oh, and pics tomorrow!

Patz
07-04-2005, 08:08 PM
you could tie something to your feet for the dragon flags...a soft rope threaded through a plate...?

fixationdarknes
07-04-2005, 08:11 PM
How would I secure it (without cutting off circulation to my feet) so that when my legs are sticking straight up the plate wouldn't slide right down into the crotch?

Unholy
07-04-2005, 10:22 PM
nice squats there fix.

fixationdarknes
07-04-2005, 11:02 PM
Thanks man. I'm working to get it way up there. I wanna have a squatting arse!

dissipate
07-05-2005, 02:38 AM
I wanna have a squatting arse!

IMPLANTS! :D

where are ze pics?

Canadian Crippler
07-05-2005, 02:56 AM
How are you doing this routine fix? Are you going heavy as can go every session?

Coke
07-05-2005, 05:10 AM
Nice to see U on the move like this FIX...good effort for them legs.

Unholy
07-05-2005, 06:57 AM
Good luck with the cut today :D

fixationdarknes
07-05-2005, 10:33 AM
dissipate- Lol...I was planning on taking pics this morning, but woke up too late for that. I gotta go to school in a minute or two.

CC- No, I don't go to failure. I just aim for 3 sets of 2 reps each session and if I hit it I move it up some weight for the next session. If I don't hit it (hasn't happened yet), I'll drop the weight a little bit for the next session, and then move up from there the next session.

CoCoa- Thanks coke. :)

HolyWars- Heh, thanks. :cool:

fixationdarknes
07-05-2005, 02:59 PM
Health Report of 5 July 2005

*Hours of sleep night before: 7.25

*Morning weigh-in: 145.5

fixationdarknes
07-05-2005, 08:33 PM
Tuesday 5 July 2005
~Cardio~

*Jogging
-25 minutes

I was aiming for at least 30 minutes, but my legs were hurting (and I AM deadlifting and cleaning tomorrow) so I had to stop. I'll work my way up to 30+ minutes.

Question: What should I have pre/post cardio? Protein and carbs?

pinky8713
07-05-2005, 10:15 PM
Hey man, good thing you got goin again.

I'm just curious, what's the reasoning for just going with the 2 rep sets?

fixationdarknes
07-05-2005, 10:20 PM
The main reason is because I do full-body routines 3x a week, so I need to keep the volume fairly low. I usually feel really tired out after doing higher-repped sets and I wouldn't be able to lift as frequently. Also, I'm trying to gain strength so I like doing short and heavy sets. It just works well for me. And this isn't really a reason, but doing 2-rep sets of Squats and Deads feels a lot easier than enduring 10+ reps. Kekekeke.

pinky8713
07-05-2005, 10:29 PM
That's cool, whatever works right? Keep it up man

Kee kee kekekeke ke

fixationdarknes
07-05-2005, 10:34 PM
Yep, whatever works. Thanks. Kekekekeke.........

fixationdarknes
07-05-2005, 10:43 PM
Diet of 5 July 2005

Total Cals: 2628
-Carb: 210 - 30%
-Fats: 94 - 33%
-Prot: 239 - 37%

I decided to take Built's advice and eat at maintenance cals and do a good amount of cardio each week to try to slowly harden up.

Patz
07-05-2005, 11:04 PM
Tuesday 5 July 2005
~Cardio~

*Jogging
-25 minutes

I was aiming for at least 30 minutes, but my legs were hurting (and I AM deadlifting and cleaning tomorrow) so I had to stop. I'll work my way up to 30+ minutes.

Question: What should I have pre/post cardio? Protein and carbs?

Yes.

You answered your own question!!

Canadian Crippler
07-06-2005, 12:50 AM
Kekekekekekekekekekekekkekee.

pinky8713
07-06-2005, 01:06 AM
EEEYYYOOOOO

CC we don't need you turning his journal into this crap too. kthx

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 01:25 AM
Rofl...yeah, don't ruin my journal. :rolleyes:

Unholy
07-06-2005, 07:09 AM
Lol silly spammers

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 08:48 AM
Health Report of 6 July 2005

*Sleep last night: 6.25 hours

*Morning weigh-in: 144.5

I want more sleep tonight, and the weight was looking good. :) On my way down.

bIgHwN86
07-06-2005, 12:20 PM
nice journal u got....damn i can't remember the last time i weighed 145....

Guido
07-06-2005, 01:16 PM
Yep, whatever works. Thanks. Kekekekeke.........What, are you guys speaking dolphin to each other? Here is what I do to my dolphin friends: :micro: Or are you being kekeke Ken from "A Fish Called Wanda"?

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 02:33 PM
bighwn- thanks...yeah I wanna get lower than 140.

Guido- not speaking dolphin, just... kekekekekekeke.

Nito
07-06-2005, 05:45 PM
What, are you guys speaking dolphin to each other? Here is what I do to my dolphin friends: :micro: Or are you being kekeke Ken from "A Fish Called Wanda"?


Their being kekekekekoreans who play Diablo 2 all day. Because we all know thats where the kekekeke was established.


The history of the internet. Lesson #2

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 05:49 PM
Wednesday 6 July 2005
~Full Body: Session A~

*Deadlift
Warmup
-40 x 8
-75 x 4
-105 x 3
-125 x 2
-140 x 1
Work
-155 x 2 (+5W)
-155 x 2 (+5W)
-155 x 2 (+5W)

These felt great...felt pretty heavy too.

*Flat BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-65 x 4
-90 x 3
-105 x 2
-120 x 1
Work
-130 x 2 (+5W)
-130 x 2 (+5W)
-130 x 2 (+5W)

These were nice...and like the deads, pretty heavy.

*Cleans
Warmup
-30 x 8
-45 x 4
-60 x 3
-70 x 2
-80 x 1
Work
-90 x 2 (+5W)
..........
..........

I had to stop because of the pain in my right anterior deltoid. Also, as I caught the BB, at certain points I felt like I was about to fall over. Although I have the basic motion of Cleaning down, there's still likely something wrong because of the pain in the delt.

*Front Lever - tucked legs (easiest version)
Work
-15 seconds
-5 seconds

Okay, I have to be doing these wrong because I didn't stop because my core was tired, but because my arms and elbows were hurting. Man, seems like I can't get anything right today.

--Mixed feelings this session. The first two lifts were awesome, the second two were terrible. I guess I'm still learning.

Weight Increments for next week
Deads- 5 lb increase
Bench- 5 lb increase
Clean- ???
Front Lever- ???

Coke
07-06-2005, 08:03 PM
Good work...session A was OK in a real way with intense and heavy deads and flat bench - cleans not bad either.

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 09:14 PM
Thanks Coke. I appreciate you stopping by.

Canadian Crippler
07-06-2005, 09:19 PM
Good **** man, building up some solid strength.

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 09:23 PM
Thanks Crip, you are too. :strong:

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 09:34 PM
Diet of 6 July 2005

*Total Calories = 3072
Carb: 267 - 33%
Fats: 114 - 34%
Prot: 246 - 33%

Went 200-300 over what I planned for calories today. But my oh my those BBQ Pork Ribs and BBQ Chicken were probably worth it lol. And not to mention I had a cup of Martinellis. It's sugary, but so good.

KiwiBuilder
07-06-2005, 10:14 PM
Session looks good Fix. I like the way you plan your increases for the next session - have you been able to consistently achieve them?

fixationdarknes
07-06-2005, 10:55 PM
Thanks Kiwi. Yes, I have...but I am still a newb coming back to all of this, so gains come pretty easy right now. We'll see what happens in a month or so. Also, if say I planned to DL 165 for reps one day and it felt a bit too heavy for me, I'd do only 2 sets of it. Then the next session DL 160 for 3 sets, and then increase from there...165, 170, 175 perhaps...and when it feels too heavy for me to complete, I'll step back down and then step up a few steps again.

I think it's called a step-type loading approach.

fixationdarknes
07-07-2005, 09:00 AM
Health Report of 7 July 2005

*Hours of sleep night before: 7.45

*Morning weigh-in: 145.5 (+1W) :(

Unholy
07-07-2005, 09:12 AM
Stop worrying about the weight.

fixationdarknes
07-07-2005, 09:14 AM
lol...I know.

Canadian Crippler
07-07-2005, 02:03 PM
STOP SPAMMING MY JOURNAL!!!!!111

bboyarfen
07-07-2005, 10:04 PM
your weights have gone up alot since you started this journal...and that was what? Ten days ago? Thats pretty crazy...

Nito
07-07-2005, 10:12 PM
Yup, thats awesome Fixation w0000

fixationdarknes
07-07-2005, 10:14 PM
Thanks guys. I try to get at least 5 more lbs. per session. Hopefully by the end of the summer I'll be pulling close to 200 lbs!

fixationdarknes
07-07-2005, 11:07 PM
OMG!!!11 I followed HW's advice and had the best shake of my life. "Orgasm in my mouth" as he put it. And the shake really reminded me of a butterfinger candy bar for some reason.

Best shake ever: over 600-calorie shake (22g Fat, 60g Carb, 46G Prot)
- 12 oz. of 1% milk
- one scoop of whey
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons of pb

Woohoo tasted like total bliss... great for a before-bed shake if you need to get those last calories in and got some good protein for before bed.

lilmase1153
07-08-2005, 12:06 AM
sorry bro but i prefer to keep my orgasms in my pants or someone elses mouth :D

getfit
07-08-2005, 04:22 AM
sorry bro but i prefer to keep my orgasms in my pants or someone elses mouth :D
:eek:! fix honestly don't worry about your weight too much you can afford to the extra calories! :)

Unholy
07-08-2005, 07:19 AM
OMG!!!11 I followed HW's advice and had the best shake of my life. "Orgasm in my mouth" as he put it. And the shake really reminded me of a butterfinger candy bar for some reason.

Best shake ever: over 600-calorie shake (22g Fat, 60g Carb, 46G Prot)
- 12 oz. of 1% milk
- one scoop of whey
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons of pb

Woohoo tasted like total bliss... great for a before-bed shake if you need to get those last calories in and got some good protein for before bed.

;)

dissipate
07-08-2005, 09:43 AM
Best shake ever: over 600-calorie shake (22g Fat, 60g Carb, 46G Prot)
- 12 oz. of 1% milk
- one scoop of whey
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons of pb

Woohoo tasted like total bliss... great for a before-bed shake if you need to get those last calories in and got some good protein for before bed.

what brand whey is it? vanilla flavoured?

man i really hate you guys' metabolisms. if i had that before bed, i'd wake up a hippopotamus the next day :(

bboyarfen
07-08-2005, 09:48 AM
throw some icecream in there :evillaugh

Unholy
07-08-2005, 09:54 AM
The kido is cutting lol.

fixationdarknes
07-08-2005, 09:58 AM
lilmase- lol...I don't. I like it in my mouth.

getfit- Hehe, yeah, I guess I shouldn't be too worried about weight but whatever. I'm even heavier this morning lol.

HW- Dood, any more sweet shake recipes I should try out?

dissipate- I used EAS. Chocolate-flavored. But it wouldn't really matter. As long as it's chocolate. If it was vanilla, it would taste different but probably still good. :D

bboyarfen- I would've if the calories fit into my daily range.

Diet of 7 July 2005

Total Calories: 2480
~Fats: 80 - 30%
~Carb: 291 - 43%
~Prot: 160 - 27%

Protein was a bit low there...but that's why I had that shake last night before bed to try to increase it to get at least 1g per lb.

Health Report of 8 July 2005

Sleep last night: 8.25 hours

Morning weight: 147

Lol...whatever. Who cares if I'm getting fat. :D

Unholy
07-08-2005, 10:04 AM
Yes, If you get some vanilla protein try, 12oz milk, 2 scoops vanilla whey, 1 banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries. Tis another one of my favorites.

fixationdarknes
07-08-2005, 02:52 PM
Dang, alright I gotta try that. Sounds good.

fixationdarknes
07-08-2005, 09:51 PM
Friday 8 July 2005
~Full Body: Session A~

*ATF Squat
Warmup
-40 x 8
-70 x 4
-100 x 3
-110 x 2
-125 x 1
Work
-140 x 2 (+5W)
-140 x 2 (+5W)
-140 x 2 (+5W)

These were awesome...really hit the glutes hard.

Incline BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-55 x 4
-75 x 3
-90 x 2
-100 x 1
Work
-110 x 2 (+5W)
-110 x 2 (+5W)
-110 x 2 (+5W)

Great...I am keeping up with my goal of at least +5 lbs. per session.

Chinups
Work
-BW+15 x 2 (+2.5W)
-BW+15 x 2 (+2.5W)
-BW+15 x 2 (+2.5W)

Super sweet...heh, that last chinup on the last set was tough though. I barely made it up. If next session's chins are really tough, I'll probably go up to BW+17.5 and do 2 sets of that (not 3), and then the next session go back down to BW+15 and do 3 sets, and then progress back up from there. Step-type load approach.

Dragon Flags
Work
-BW x 11 (+1R)

These really hit it...I wish I had ankle weights though. Or if I could figure out how to do Front Levers correctly, I'd do those.

--I actually went into this workout with a bit of a stomach ache, and not feeling very mentally prepared for it. But it ended up being the best workout I've ever had these past couple of weeks. I'm so happy right now.

Weight Increments for next Session A
Squat: 5-lb. increase
Bench: 5-lb. increase
Chin: 2.5-lb. increase, but only do 2 sets
Dragon: 1 rep increase

Unholy
07-08-2005, 09:53 PM
nice workout man, that is alot of volume bro.

fixationdarknes
07-08-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks. A lot of volume? I thought that was low volume. Maybe all the warmup sets make it look like a lot of volume but it really isn't.

Unholy
07-08-2005, 09:58 PM
your right lol, I didnt realize.

fixationdarknes
07-08-2005, 10:16 PM
Oh, and one more thing. I know this probably sounds weird, but when I was doing those chinups I could've sworn I felt my chest getting worked. Am I just crazy?

Canadian Crippler
07-08-2005, 11:24 PM
Improvements are not subtle with this one. :)

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 12:07 AM
Thanks. Anyone know about the chinups?

dissipate
07-09-2005, 12:09 AM
holywars with a lot of xs: WHAT HE"S CUTTING?! AAAAAA MY WORLD IS OVER!!!!

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 12:12 AM
Lol...what?

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 12:33 AM
Diet of 8 July 2005

*Total Calories: 2789
-Fats: 113 - 38%
-Carb: 290 - 38%
-Prot: 158 - 24%

I decided to raise the cals up to maintenance for a while and see what happens. Also, a bit low on the protein today. I'm aiming for closer to 200 g's of protein.

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 10:54 AM
Health Report of 9 July 2005

*Sleep last night: 8.5 hours

*Morning weight: 145.5

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 11:20 AM
Hah I just read through all of my old journal. Good times...

And in respone to Nito's question at the end of my old journal...


Where are you fixation?

I'm back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Nito
07-09-2005, 02:45 PM
Eeek

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 02:54 PM
:cool:

lilmase1153
07-09-2005, 04:13 PM
ace session fix keep those suckers coming

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 05:57 PM
Thanks mase. I'm for sure gonna keep going and not stop like I did before.

Saturday 9 July 2005
~Cardio~

*HIIT
Started off with a 30-second jog to warm up a little bit, and then...
-Sprint: 30 seconds
+Walk: 30 seconds
-Sprint: 30 seconds
+Walk: 30 seconds
-Sprint: 30 seconds
+Walk: 30 seconds
-Sprint: 30 seconds
+Walk: 30 seconds

*Full-body stretch

And that was it. And it totally 0wn3d me. I was surprised how much 4 minutes of HIIT could rock me. I guess that goes to show how out of shape I am...hehehe. Well, my plan is to add another minute of HIIT every 3rd cardio session, so evertually I'll be at 15 minutes of HIIT.

pinky8713
07-09-2005, 05:59 PM
w0rd y0!

Keep it up man, don't stop. Stay consistent, unlike me. lol

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 06:11 PM
Thanks I will. New avatar looks good.

pinky8713
07-09-2005, 06:41 PM
Thanks man

Join teh back lat spread club!

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 06:56 PM
I want to man. Pinky, why does your back look purple? haha.

pinky8713
07-09-2005, 07:05 PM
Maybe i'm purple, got a problem?

lmao

When i put any picture into my avatar, it makes the picture look weird. Not sure why. Oh well, i don't really care. lol

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 07:26 PM
lol...yeah it still looks good though man. Great work in the past 5 weeks.

pinky8713
07-09-2005, 07:27 PM
Thanks doooode!

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 09:15 PM
Okay, I've decided to screw the cut and move onto something bigger and better...and more fun: BULKING!!!!!

Unholy
07-09-2005, 09:28 PM
haha you call that a latspread? I dont see any lats :evillaugh

Hockey66
07-09-2005, 09:37 PM
Fix maybe get some pics up so we can critique and tell you what to work on and whether you should be bulking or cutting.

Unholy
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
I agree

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 09:57 PM
Here are my current stats/goals.

~Start Bulk~
Current Weight: 145.5
Goal weight by 10-22-05: 160.5

I'll try to get pics up tomorrow.

pinky8713
07-09-2005, 10:20 PM
haha you call that a latspread? I dont see any lats :evillaugh

Haha, bastard :D

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/pinky8713/bbbb.jpg

There's the normal size shot. I never said my back lat spread was good lol. I'm the first to admit it's one of my weak points, but it got a hella lot better in the past month. :)

Unholy
07-09-2005, 10:29 PM
i was just messin lol.

bboyarfen
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
YES YES YES

Time for icecream in that shake :evillaugh .


MUAHAHAHAHAHA

fixationdarknes
07-09-2005, 10:59 PM
lol...I don't really need ice cream to get the cals. They come fairly easily.

Hockey66
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
lol...I don't really need ice cream to get the cals. They come fairly easily.

But ice cream is oooohhh so good!

fixationdarknes
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Lol. And oooohhh so sugary. I do have ice cream once in a while, but very rarely.

Diet of 9 July 2005

*Total Calories consumed: 3323
-Fats: 137 - 39%
-Carb: 314 - 35%
-Prot: 212 - 27%

My cals were exactly 500 (on the dot) above my maintenance cals and I didn't even plan that I swear. Anyway, I think my macros were alright today. Protein was sufficient. Although a bit too much fat.

Unholy
07-10-2005, 08:46 AM
you bulking, eat as much icecream as you want fatty.

Wannabelean
07-10-2005, 09:02 AM
Keep it up dude. What are you going to do about food now that your mom won't buy you protein??

fixationdarknes
07-10-2005, 11:25 AM
My dad said he'd get whey for me. No worries.

Health Report of 10 July 2005

*Sleep last night: 8.25 hours

*Morning weight: 147 lbs.

bIgHwN86
07-10-2005, 11:50 PM
i wish i could get that many hours of sleep a night...that would be awesome!

fixationdarknes
07-11-2005, 08:39 AM
Haha yeah I used to sleep no more than 4-5 hours a night. But now I shoot for 8-9 hours. It does me much better.

Diet of 10 July 2005

*Total Calories consumed: 3324
-Fats: 132 - 37%
-Carb: 197 - 22%
-Prot: 323 - 40%

Okay, wow... last night was insane. After dinner, I had only about 1400 calories. And only a few hours to get to 3300. And I did it! I pretty much ate my whole jar of pb (what was left of it anyway) and lots of whey protein. Dang, it seriously came down to the last bite of pb, the last whey shake, and the last spoonful of cottage cheese. When I went to bed last night, I felt like I was about to explode. And now this morning I don't even feel hungry. lol

Health Report of 11 July 2005

*Sleep: 6 hours

*Morning weight: 147

Unholy
07-11-2005, 08:55 AM
Looks good man, now go eat.

dissipate
07-11-2005, 08:56 AM
hahaha i'd have liked to watch you down the pb, whey, and cott cheese.

plan earlier!! :P

fixationdarknes
07-11-2005, 08:58 AM
Haha alright. I'm gonna go get some breakfast in a sec. Who would've thought that eating food could become such a workout in itself?

fixationdarknes
07-11-2005, 09:28 PM
Monday 11 July 2005
~Full Body: Session A~

I changed up the rep scheme a bit...jumped from 2 reps to 6 reps because I'm looking for some good hypertrophy right now. And since I had to lighten the weights up a bit right now...there are no PRs just yet. :(

*Deadlift
Warmup
-40 x 8
-70 x 6
-110 x 4
Work
-135 x 6
-135 x 6
-135 x 6

This felt pretty good...

*Flat BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-60 x 6
-90 x 4
Work
-115 x 6
-115 x 6
-115 x 6 (last rep was assisted)

*Cleans
Practicing Form
-40 x 10
-40 x 10

I think my form might be getting slightly better, but I still felt the pressure on the right anterior delt in a few of the reps.

*Dragon Flags
Work
-BW x 12 (15-20 second reps)

All I can say is wow...when I was done doing this, my whole body was completely drenched in sweat, along with my bench getting drenched. lol. But soon enough, I'm going to need a harder ab exercise. Or a way to add weights to this.

Weight Increments for next Session A
Deads: +5 lbs
Bench: +5 lbs
Cleans: practice form more with 5 more lbs? I dunno.
Dragons: +1 rep

pinky8713
07-11-2005, 09:35 PM
Nice workout man.

I still think you should do an upper/lower split. :D But i do think it was a good idea to change your rep scheme to this. I think it'll do you better, and help more with your size for now..

kekekekeekee :thumbup:

bIgHwN86
07-11-2005, 10:07 PM
pretty good man...keep up with those cleans they will one of the better exercises that you have in your weightlifting arsenal....and by the way, what the hell is dragon flags?

fixationdarknes
07-11-2005, 10:46 PM
Pinky- Thanks. I really am interested in Upper/Lower split but I wanna keep on going with my Full-Body at the moment. :)

BigHwn- Thanks, I really wish I could get the Cleans down man. And about the Dragon Flags, I realized I have been doing the easy version. The harder version looks MUCH tougher. Looks like it's the answer to my problem of needing a harder exercise.

Here's a link to show how to do the easy version of Dragon Flags:
http://www.powerathletesmag.com/pages/aussieabs.htm

To do the hard version, it's basically the same thing but you're lying at the end of the bench where the only part of your body that is on the bench is your shoulder blades and up. Everything else hangs off the end of the bench. It looks crazy.

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 12:03 AM
Diet of 11 July 2005

Wow...okay, my mom has problems. Before when I was trying to cut, and I'd refuse some of the foods she tried to feed me (excess table sugar and calories), she was like: "You're a fanatic! You need to eat food."

And now when I'm bulking, and eating a good amount of food more than I used to, she tells me: "You're eating me poor!" -or- "You're eating like a hog! So dumb."

Okay...what am I supposed to do? lol. And I don't wanna be a buck 45 for the rest of my life...wow.

And another thing, she said I'm only allowed to have 2 eggs a day. I asked her why and she said "BECAUSE I ONLY WANT YOU TO HAVE 2 EGGS A DAY! I DON'T NEED TO TELL YOU WHY!"

*Total Calories consumed: 3335
-Fats: 108 - 30%
-Carb: 328 - 37%
-Prot: 270 - 33%

Just about right...:)

lilmase1153
07-12-2005, 12:07 AM
nice session fix. your w/os looks good man, cleans are ace. i remember when i did a bulk with nothing but compound lifts it worked but its tough bro

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 12:35 AM
Thanks man. Yeah I've heard Cleans are awesome but I really don't know how to do it. Well, hopefully I'll learn someday.

Coke
07-12-2005, 05:30 AM
Fine effort Fix, doing it to it...Pops is cool 2 be getting you some whey.

Unholy
07-12-2005, 05:54 AM
Run away from home. You can live off peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches from homeless shelters.

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 09:33 AM
Coke- Thanks. Yeah, my dad works out himself (w/ the bowflex though heh) so he has some respect for my desires.

HW- Can I bulk with that?

Guido
07-12-2005, 10:26 AM
Run away from home. You can live off peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches from homeless shelters.lol Yeah, that's a problem if your mom won't feed you enough. The only thing to do is A) Sneak food when she's not looking or B) Start buying your own food. Personally I would recommend choice B if you have the means, so you can get whatever you want.

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 01:55 PM
Lol...yeah but I really have no money to spend on food. And that reminds me, the other day, I ate a couple of eggs while my mom wasn't watching haha.

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 01:57 PM
Health Report of 12 July 2005

*Sleep last night: 7 hours

*Morning weight: 147

Okay, I'm having trouble sleeping lately. I think I woke up at least 10 times last night trying to go back to sleep. It's sort of been happening lately and I don't know what it is.

Canadian Crippler
07-12-2005, 02:13 PM
Must be the tren.

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 08:39 PM
What's the tren?

Tuesday 12 July 2005
~Cardio~

*HIIT
Warmed up with a 30 second jog, and then hit it...
--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds

I know it's still pretty short and wimpy, but next session I plan to add another sprint. I'm gradually building up.

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 09:52 PM
Dang it...I cheated. I had some sugary yogurt and some apple juice. lol. I was craving sugar!

Unholy
07-12-2005, 10:05 PM
hahaha, weakling!

fixationdarknes
07-12-2005, 10:40 PM
Stfu thug. lol.

Unholy
07-13-2005, 05:49 AM
Its all good your bulking right? And your skinny......eat more :D

dissipate
07-13-2005, 09:21 AM
And that reminds me, the other day, I ate a couple of eggs while my mom wasn't watching haha.
?! lol. she doesn't allow you to eat?!?

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 09:56 AM
HW- I'm trying!

Dissipate- Well, she thinks I'm eating too much lol. And she thinks eating more than 2 eggs a day is bad for you. :bang:

bboyarfen
07-13-2005, 11:33 AM
you can't cheat when your bulking!!! drink more applejuice...:)

Unholy
07-13-2005, 11:53 AM
You can, make it to dirty and you gonna have a big gut :D

bboyarfen
07-13-2005, 01:51 PM
guts take weeks to fully develop...so for a few weeks your good to eat everything:)

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 02:16 PM
Haha well either way I'll just control myself. I normally don't care for juice anyway. I usually drink milk or water, but sometimes I crave for some sweet juices. Heh.

Health Report of 13 July 2005

*Sleep last night: 7 hours

*Morning weight: 147.5

Sleep was better, I'm half a pound heavier. Looking good.

getfit
07-13-2005, 02:22 PM
fix honestly don't restrict yourself too much just enjoy your bulk!

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 02:24 PM
Okay. Well I haven't really been restricting myself. I usually don't even want sugary stuff anyway. It's just...when I do and I eat it, I feel bad. But whatever.

getfit
07-13-2005, 02:26 PM
don't feel bad! your still growing! you'll see it will all fall into place! :)

Canadian Crippler
07-13-2005, 02:35 PM
Don't be a ********** dude. You're 15, don't be such a pansy with your diet. Eat your sugary ****. Remember that fat is expendible. :D

Unholy
07-13-2005, 02:37 PM
:withstupi

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 02:50 PM
Haha, I know it is. I'm too lazy to have to expend it though.

pinky8713
07-13-2005, 02:55 PM
Don't be a ********** dude. You're 15, don't be such a pansy with your diet. Eat your sugary ****. Remember that fat is expendible. :D

:withstupi :withstupi


Hey fix :D

Canadian Crippler
07-13-2005, 02:56 PM
:withstupi

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 06:57 PM
:withstupi

Unholy
07-13-2005, 07:20 PM
:withstupi

bboyarfen
07-13-2005, 07:33 PM
:withstupi just thought I'd get in there...

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 09:18 PM
Wednesday 13 July 2005
~Full Body: Session B~

*ATF Squats
Warmup
-40 x 8
-60 x 6
-100 x 4
Work
-125 x 6
-125 x 6
-125 x 6 <-- last rep was slow

These were nice.

*Incline BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-50 x 6
-75 x 4
Work
-95 x 6
-95 x 6
-95 x 6

A bit lighter than I expected...but no worries. Next week I'll up the weight.

*Chinups
Work
-BW x 4
-BW x 4
-BW x 4 <-- last rep was a bit slow

Felt really good.

*Dragon Flags (easy version)
Work
-BW x 13 (15-20 second reps)

Got so sweaty once again. Haha.

--Overall: Good workout.

Weight Increments for next Session B:
Squat: +5W
Bench: +5W
Chins: +1R on first set
Dragon: +1R

Unholy
07-13-2005, 09:23 PM
Nice work man, glad to see your sticking to it.

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 09:25 PM
Thanks bro. I have goals and I'm not gonna fall again haha.

pinky8713
07-13-2005, 09:41 PM
Nice job dude.

Keep stealing food from your mom. :D

fixationdarknes
07-13-2005, 11:15 PM
lol thanks. I plan to...if it's the only way I can bulk haha.

Coke
07-14-2005, 05:11 AM
U are doing damn good bro, you know? - ;)

Unholy
07-14-2005, 06:53 AM
Yeah fix, your doing great I want to see you at 200lbs by september.

fixationdarknes
07-14-2005, 01:58 PM
Coke- Thanks dood you're doing great too.

HW- lol...200 lbs? That's like over a pound a day.

Diet of 13 July 2005

*Total Calories: 3337
-Fats: 90 - 25%
-Carb: 364 - 41%
-Prot: 284 - 35%

About right, except that I need to spread out my calories more throughout the day.

Health Report of 14 July 2005

*Last night sleep: 7 hours

*Morning weight: 148 lbs

Unholy
07-14-2005, 02:02 PM
Yeah, better start eating up.

getfit
07-14-2005, 02:22 PM
200lbs you better eat a fridge a day and if you can't don't worry i'll help out :D

fixationdarknes
07-14-2005, 02:27 PM
You'd help? How so, would you let me eat you?

getfit
07-14-2005, 02:28 PM
i'd help you polish off your fridge silly! :p

fixationdarknes
07-14-2005, 02:34 PM
Would you help polish me off?

getfit
07-14-2005, 02:35 PM
Would you help polish me off?
behave young man :p

fixationdarknes
07-14-2005, 02:36 PM
I was just asking. :)

Patz
07-14-2005, 04:24 PM
the amount of inuendo-interpretation required for this journal is too mature for me..

Unholy
07-14-2005, 04:43 PM
bwahahah, Fix is Ballsy ;)

Canadian Crippler
07-14-2005, 05:07 PM
would you let me eat you?Hahahahahahaha, you're gonna get bitch slapped if you ever meet Sylvia.

fixationdarknes
07-14-2005, 05:09 PM
Thursday 14 July 2005
~Cardio: HIIT~

*HIIT
Warmup
-30 second jog
Work
1--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
2--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
3--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
4--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
5--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds

I added another sprint today. Nice HIIT session. And surprisingly, I didn't feel as dead during my cooldown as I did the last 2 times, and those times I only had 4 sprints. Perhaps my heart and lungs are getting stronger. :cool:

dissipate
07-15-2005, 09:27 AM
your heart will definitely get stronger every session :) and you'll be able to do it longer. keep going!

fixationdarknes
07-15-2005, 01:17 PM
Thanks dissipate.

Diet of 14 July 2005

*Total Calories: 3327
-Fats: 93 - 26%
-Carb: 326 - 38%
-Prot: 297 - 37%

Health Report

*Last night's sleep: 7 hours

*Morning weight: 148 lbs.

getfit
07-15-2005, 02:29 PM
weight is climbing up pretty good! :)

fixationdarknes
07-15-2005, 06:03 PM
Yeah, thanks. I wanna be big!

fixationdarknes
07-15-2005, 09:05 PM
Friday 15 July 2005
Full Body: Session A~

*Deadlift
Warmup
-40 x 8
-70 x 6
-110 x 4
Work
-135 x 8
-145 x 6
-155 x 6
-135 x 8

Awesome...I felt like I could've done a bit more on the third set but I just stopped there. But the weight should go up a bit for next week.

*Flat BB Bench Press
Warmup
-40 x 8
-60 x 6
-90 x 4
Work
-115 x 8
-120 x 6
-125 x 4
-115 x 7 <-- last rep was assisted

These were pretty good. I expect a decent gain for next session.

*Power Cleans
Practicing Form
-40 x 10
-50 x 10

Okay, I still suck at these, but good news...my friend who works at a local gym can get me in for free so I'll probably start lifting there a lot and I can ask someone there to show me how to do Power Cleans.

*Dragon Flags (easy version)
Work
-BW x 14

These owned me. Made me wince in pain.

--Overall: Pretty decent session, although it took at least 2 hours because my friend came over and I was helping him do some lifting too.

Goals for next Session A:
-Deads: 165 x 4
-Bench: 130 x 3
-Cleans: I dunno, maybe to learn how to actually do them lol.
-Dragons: BW x 15

bboyarfen
07-15-2005, 09:08 PM
nice job with the deads there...I know alot of guys who do cleans but I was never a fan myself...

pinky8713
07-15-2005, 09:10 PM
Nice workout man :thumbup:

Keep pushing yourself like that like i told ya :)

fixationdarknes
07-15-2005, 09:13 PM
bboyarfen- Thanks dood. Yeah I'm on a quest to learn how to Power Clean.

Pinky- Thanks bro. I, fixationdarknes, swear to push myself as hard as possible. :D

Nito
07-16-2005, 12:46 AM
Weight is just flying up! What is a dragon flag though?

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 01:11 AM
Thanks Nito. :)

Dragon Flag (easy version): http://www.powerathletesmag.com/pages/aussieabs.htm

Oh and btw, my mom is so annoying. I was drinking my shake before bed tonight and she starts yelling at me about how I'm "overdoing it" and I shouldn't eat so much. She keeps telling me that I'm using too much whey and she said that I need to buy my own now. (Well hm...I can't get a job right now so maybe give me some money and then I CAN buy my own whey...jeez).

And do you know what the worst part is? While I'm drinking my shake, my brother is sitting at the table eating donuts and crap. Wow...she yells at me for trying to eat clean and she gives my brother donuts. Wtf? And I know if I stopped my current diet and went back to the old ways where I eat lots of dessert all day long and ate lots of crap, she wouldn't yell at me anymore. Alright, this is gay, wtf do I do? Every time I try to talk to her and explain to her what I'm doing and why I'm doing it, she says the EXACT same words every time!: "I don't want to talk to you!"

:bang: :bang: :bang:

Diet of 15 July 2005

*Total Calories: 3343
-Fats: 123 - 34%
-Carb: 285 - 32%
-Prot: 274 - 34%

getfit
07-16-2005, 03:56 AM
Fix,i can't understand why your mother is against your healthy lifestyle!

maybe tell her to read through the forums a bit to understand better the benefits!

Ryder
07-16-2005, 04:03 AM
My mum is exactly the same Fix. She thinks I am going to poison myself because of all the whey I take (which isnt much). What she doesnt know is that I am also on Creatine :evillaugh. She just doesnt understand my need to get bigger.

Coke
07-16-2005, 08:59 AM
My mum is exactly the same Fix...

Thats cool, but ask moms to wait a little bit, lol...she will think differently and show son off - ;)

Man, U pulled off a nice effort with the deads, bench and cleans...good deal on the friend gets U in the gym 4 free.

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 10:33 AM
GF- Haha, I don't think she'd read through these forums. She doesn't really ever let me explain to her anything about it. I'm still thinking of a plan to be able to get her...

Ryder- Yeah my mom thinks the whey is some kind of poison to my body or something. Sometimes I wish my mom was like Built, so that she'd understand my needs to get bigger and she'd help me and actually encourage me instead of putting me down like my mom does.

Coke- Thanks dood. Hopefully when I go to the gym some guy can show me the proper technique for Power Cleans.

Health Report of 16 July 2005

*Last night's sleep: 8 hours

*Morning weight: 147.5

Hm...I hope that half a pound was just water weight.

Patz
07-16-2005, 11:56 AM
I like those work sets, Fix. They look like someone who's bulking!

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 11:57 AM
Haha thanks. I like them too. Silly me doing 2-rep sets. They didn't feel nearly as good as these work sets.

getfit
07-16-2005, 12:02 PM
fix just continue your healthy lifestyle it will pay off big time in the futur

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 12:37 PM
I'm trying. My mom is a huge blockade though.

Wannabelean
07-16-2005, 12:58 PM
Hey fix, sit her down and show her some literature about what you are eating and the benefits that it has on your health and make her understand. Some parents are weird like that because they hear so much bull**** from other ******ed older people and they don't want to believe the facts. My mother was the same way when I was such a fatass that I could barely walk and I just got fatter because she didn't want to help me out with my diet and I quit caring. I didn't get my **** together until I got a job and bought all of my own food and supps haahha. Good luck to you man, parents can be tough sometimes.

Canadian Crippler
07-16-2005, 01:06 PM
Tell her it's either healthy protein shakes or steroids. That'll do the trick.

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 01:11 PM
Wannabelean- Yeah I try to talk to her. I'll keep trying.

CC- Lol...you don't know my mom at all. She's ASIAN!!!!!!!!11111

Wannabelean
07-16-2005, 01:34 PM
ahhhh ****!! Asian women are stubborn as hell hahahaha. I dated an asian girl once and her mother was the most stubborn broad in the world!

You have some hard work to do buddy! I don't envy you at all hahhaa

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 01:42 PM
lol...thanks. She does make good food though.

getfit
07-16-2005, 02:42 PM
asian food oh yum!

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 05:30 PM
Yeah, it's pretty good.

Saturday 16 July 2005
~Cardio: HIIT~

*HIIT
Warmup
-30 second jog
Work
1--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
2--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
3--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
4--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Walk: 30 seconds
5--Sprint: 30 seconds
-Cooldown

Felt pretty tired after this, but it wasn't as bad as the first time I did HIIT. My ankles and the shin area right above the ankles were hurting while I was running and they are still bothering me a bit right now as I type this. Should I try some Microlactin or something?

D Breyer
07-16-2005, 07:53 PM
nice sprints man, i do that same type of thing for my HIIT.. do you use a tredmill?

as far as your mom- my mom is the same as well, she took my 20 dollar thing of creatine and washed it down the drain because at GNC they told her that i could mess up my kidneys. She buys me whey but is on the verge of making me buy it myself because im eating a lot of it. if shes like this when im cutting i wonder what shes going to be like when im bulking!!!!

good luck bro

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 08:06 PM
Hah, thanks. And I run outdoors.

Man, what's with moms these days? And yes Creating COULD mess up your kidneys if you drink very little water but you probably drink enough seeing as how you were taking it. I seriously need to get my mom to listen to me. And I talked to my dad today, here is how the conversation went.

Dad: "Do you really think the gains you're making are worth the expense of all your extra food?"

Me: "Well, I wouldn't really be making any gains at all if I didn't eat this extra food."

Dad: "But I that what I'm doing is a healthy way of maintaining fitness throughout my life (he's basically saying that I should do what he does and not get bigger, or stronger for that matter)."

Me: "Dad, I'm not trying to maintain anything. I'm trying to grow."

Dad: "Well, calculate the costs of your food and we'll talk then."

Pfft...wtf? If I wanted to do some sort of sport like baseball or basketball he would pay for that but when it comes to me wanting to take weightlifting as a sport and spend a bit of money on some extra food, he thinks I'm out of my mind!

getfit
07-16-2005, 08:13 PM
if worse things come to worse can't you get some kind of part time job and pay for your food!

fixationdarknes
07-16-2005, 08:42 PM
Worse things ARE coming to worse and yes I'm looking for job opportunities. I wish I could work at the Athletic Club but they are full. I think some guy from my church said he'd pay like 8 bucks an hour to go do yardwork at his house. I should give him a call.