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Behemoth
08-08-2005, 05:30 PM
Now that I got all the pink floyd fans in here welcome to my journal. I suppose I'll welcome the non-fans too. But you must suck up more and tell me I'm jacked :)

I lift primarily for LBM and have never really been excessively concerned with strength. Even though you may look at my workouts and say it looks more like a powerlifters workout than a bodybuilders it's been keeping me growing lots lately. A whole lot actually, I was at a party the other night and these dudes 22 and 23 years old kept calling me the bouncer haha. But they were twigs lol.

My volume is low-medium, but the intensity is through the roof. I lift to failure on nearly all of my sets. I lift heavy in the 6-8 rep range and generally use 3 sets for smaller groups and 6-8 for larger. I workout 6 days a week and rest on the 7th :cool: . Ocassionaly I run but not really for anything related to lifting. Just because it's a nice night and it can relieve stress. That and I enjoy the honking of the females horns as I run as naked as legally permited in my city :evillaugh

I'm a goofy guy and this will be a goofy journal. I come off cocky but am usually making fun of myself. Seeing as how I lift for size over strength I will keep update pictures posted as well as the daily workouts.

Thanks and do check back and comment at will :whip:

Behemoth
08-08-2005, 05:55 PM
Todays workout was back, bi's and delts. But since I think rhomboid is a funny word and after all it is in your back I'll call this
rhomboid day

Italicized means warmup set
! Is just when I was particualry happy with the progress from the week before. I don't use it anytime I progress as there would be a lot, but moreso when I break through a plateua or just a really signifigant jump.
.5 means I failed partial rep. Ocassionaly you may see for instance 7.999 which would mean I failed at the very end and probably screamed curses afterwards with dissatisfaction in myself :bang:
BB means barbell, DB means dumbell

Lat pulldowns
80x10
80x8
180x7.5
180x5
170x7.5

T-Bar Row
150x8!
150x7
150x5

BB Shrugs
405x6
405x6
365x12

DB curls (alternating)
55x8
55x5
50x8

DB lateral raises
20x10
40x7.5
40x7.5
35x8.5

Misc notes I had two of the larger gentlemen in the gym comment on my strength on the T-bar row as I was rowing more than the one that was 6'1" and 260some pounds of pretty jacked mass. We got to talked about other lifts and inevidabely bench came up. Which I am very weak on and I think it's an issue of form. They both offered to help me on my next chest day and I'm truly ecstatic as they're both former powerlifters and pressing in the mid 400's. Also I woke up with an extreamly tense right bicep that I didn't go to bed with... makes me think I got a little devil in me while I'm sleeping :eek: haha. It didn't bother me during lifting today which was nice because I thought it would.

Rest Sleep was good last night. I probably got a solid 8 or so hours. Which is very good because lately I've been under a lot of stress and it had been appreciably less than so.

Diet Diet was better than previously also as I haven't had a lot of appetite due to stress. I put down a bit more food today although probably not as much as I need to grow like I want to.

Hot chick sitings quatro! which is abnormal because usually their are 0 hot chicks at my gym. Except the owners little sister that I'm looking into :)

Bible verse of the day http://bible.gospelcom.net/passage/?search=Job%2030:25-31;&version=31;
If that intrigues you I would encourage you to go on the read farther into Job. No matter how desperate your situation there is always hope.

Now! Go forth and spam up my journal! :windup:

Behemoth
08-08-2005, 06:06 PM
Here's a starting point picture.
I'm about 172lbs in this which is pretty light because I'm not holding much water and my muscles are pretty flat from no glycogen. But it ought to make the future ones look that much better :evillaugh

Behemoth
08-09-2005, 02:08 PM
Heres's a calf pic. They're a weak point so hopefully my birdlike structure will get a nice upgrade in the near future :)

pinky8713
08-09-2005, 02:32 PM
"Now! Go forth and spam up my journal!"

:spam: :D

Pink Floyd rocks man.

I may have missed it, but how tall are you?

D Breyer
08-09-2005, 02:33 PM
sweet new journal man, good work on the pulldowns... insane lateral raises and shrugs too... you're a beast

lol @ rhomboid day

Behemoth
08-09-2005, 03:49 PM
Pinky8713 - Pink floyd is real good. In fact if you dont consider them good music I don't consider you a human being :indian: . I think I'm about 5'8.5" short.

capn crunch - Thanks bro. Backs been progressing and growing like nothing else lately, it's been real fun to train.

I'll check out both your journals in a few.

Behemoth
08-09-2005, 04:02 PM
quad day

Squats (ass to floor)
135x8
135x8
245x6
245x6
225x8

Leg press
450x6
450x6
450x5

gym notes I got a chuckle out of the squats working in with another dude. We both started warming up on 135 except he was doing 1/4 squats with a pad on the bar. He jumped up to 185 and then I moved to 245. Not to compete but because last week I had a good set of 235. But I think he thought I was trying to haha. So the character loads up 275 and suddenly decides he doesn't need the pad he had been using for this set haha. You should have seen him buckle at quarter depth :angel:, I'm cruel I know.

rest and diet have both been good

non gym related comment Some escort zx2 decided to race me on my way to the gym. I was just going about my business accelerating from a traffic light when I hear this whiny thing coming up, so instead of shifting I left it in gear and let it tach up to about 3500 when he was next to me, then I put him back in my mirror. <insert non-existant car smiley face>

song of the day lynyrd skynyrd - simple man. so good, so true.

pruneman
08-09-2005, 04:24 PM
ATFs are looking pretty durn strong. That other guy doing squats was me :cry:

Behemoth
08-09-2005, 04:40 PM
ATFs are looking pretty durn strong. That other guy doing squats was me :cry:

Haha next week you should max out, I bet you could get 405 easy. just make sure you rock up on your toes again, that really got that weight moving :strong:

I actually used to squat more ATF but have dropped the weight to work with form a little more. My lower back is a weak point and I tend to fall forward when going real heavy.

D Breyer
08-09-2005, 05:38 PM
sweet squats, i bet you gave that guy you were working in with got a ton of motivation haha... impressive leg press as well, 5pps is tough

Behemoth
08-10-2005, 06:30 PM
chest and tricep day

BB bench
95x8
95x8
215x4
205x5
195x6 + 1 forced

DB Flyes
70x9.5!
70x7.5
70x8
70x8

skull crushers
110x5.5
105x6.5
95x8.5

V-Bar pushdowns
150x5.5
with a brief rest...
130x6.5

sleep hmm, 11ish-7ish. I count 8ish

diet has been good. Im not counting calories but I estimate I'm eating around 3500 daily. I'm definetly growing, I'd weigh myself but I also know I'm retaining a lot more water now due to all the extra cals so what good would it tell me anyhow. I'll probably up the food here shortly as I doubt I'll grow much longer with those prison camp rations :burger:

gym notes training wasn't that great. it would be if I hadn't benched. all my lifts went up but bench stayed the same in all sets except for the first workset were it actually went down a rep. I had some trouble and got into the gym later than I wanted to and missed the guys that were going to go over a few things with me on bench. Flyes were pretty good though. I should take a chest pic to try to do my chest some justice since my bench numbers dont :cry:

non gym related comments I got sunburnt. S.O.B. :french:

I'd post a bible verse of the day but I'm still reading through Job. I was intrigued by the passage I came across on monday and decided to read the whole book. I'm about half through now and am very glad I decided to.

lets hear form you :lurk:

Behemoth
08-12-2005, 06:42 PM
Yesterday WOULD have been hamstring day... but riding the bike I just got seemed a tad funner than stiff legged deadlifts :hide:

Behemoth
08-12-2005, 06:50 PM
calves and abs

straight leg calf machine (done single legged)
100x10
100x10
210x8
210x5
200x7
190x8
190x9
dropset: 150x6

Crunch machine
80x10
80x10
170x10
170x11
170x10

hanging straight leg tucks (weighted)
+30x10
+30x8


Diet mmm, fair I suppose.

rest sufficient

Gym notes I can't workout while elvis is singing amazing grace. I think the gym manager saw the look of disgust on my face halfway through my calf workout becuase he shut that off and put on some black sabbath.

I don't really have a lot to post, my journal is quickly becoming a lame log of lame lifts. So maybe he'll help :ninja:

Behemoth
08-13-2005, 12:40 PM
My 6th workout day is shoulders again but I skipped it today because they definetly didn't need it. They got blasted all week carrying shingles so I just sat this one out this week.


Here's some pics of my bike...
yes it's fast, no you can't sit on it :smoke:

Behemoth
08-13-2005, 01:01 PM
The scale now tells me I'm 173.5lbs. Which is just about the rate I'm looking to gain. I tried to take a pec picture but it came out looking real retarrded. I didn't want to set the camera to auto or anything so I just snapped one with me holding the camera out there haha. I'll post it anyhow even though I look like a dumbass. You can still see slight striations in my chest which is always nice to have while you're bulking... not that they'll last long :burger:

Behemoth
08-15-2005, 07:54 PM
back around to back again with some delts and biceps too :nod:

lattissumus dorsipulldowns
80x10
80x10
190x5
180x5.5
170x6.5

T-Bar row
160x5.999
150x6
140x6.5

BB shrugs
405x8
405x6
385x10

DB curls
60x7!!
60x4
55x5

DB lateral raises
20x10
45x5
40x7
35x9

diet has been pretty good, my mom made like two dozen chicken breasts yesterday that will definetly be going to good use ;)

sleep i got about 8 hours but i think i definetly need more. ive been real sleepy lately which probably has something to do with 48hrs/wk of construction + 6 days in the gym. My lifts are still progressing so im not worried about overtraining yet . If they do start to suffer I'm going to have to cut something back. but for now i'm going to try to shoot for 9 or 10 hours a night.

gym notes the DB curls were ridiculous. I dont know where those 7 came from on the first set but i felt like a tank :strong: . I had a real fun workout, its real nice when everything progresses well.

angry notes so i finish t-bar rowing and am heading over to the squat rack to do my shrugs as this is the only place that i can rack 400lbs and pick it up without having to stradle a bench or anything ackward like that. so i get there and theres this 35-40 year old guy that thinks he's in the best shape of anyone in the gym with his short little shorts and yellow tank top. I notice the bar has no weight on it and there is a set of 30lb dumbells sitting under the rack. so i say to him
me - "excuse me sir, are you using the rack?"
him - "no i'm not"
*he continues to stand in it with his 30lb dumbells at his feet*
me - "well, can i use it then"
him - "i'm using the bar to superset curls with the dumbells"
*i look around the gym at the 5 other empty olympic bars that are no good to me but perfectly useable to him. i sigh and say*
me - "well how many more sets do you have?"
him - "just two more but i go pretty quick"
me - "ok thanks"

so i sit down on a bench next to him and must have waited 10 minutes for this moron to pump up his biceps. what a waste of gym space :rolleyes:

fine chicks? why yes there was one present. my sister tells me she looked to be 12 years old but i begged to differ. regardless... :hump: actually i thought she was more like 20+. i just dont think my sister likes me checking chicks out :angel:

song 'o the day gary allen - right where i need to be. it's country but really sounds more like southern rock to me. almost like a skynyrd feel, real good stuff :thumbup:

bible verse of the day http://bible.gospelcom.net/passage/?search=1%20Thessalonians%204:11-12;&version=31;

i gotta say thats the first time i read anything like that in the bible. and i think i came across it for a reason. :)

pinky8713
08-15-2005, 08:26 PM
Nice solid workouts bro

I don't actually know anything about bikes, but i'd like to get one some day. It looks pretty sweet man.

Lookin' good in the "retarrded" pic too haha.

Gutz981
08-15-2005, 08:34 PM
How old are you sir?

Behemoth
08-16-2005, 01:49 PM
18. I'll be 19 on the 18th of sept.

Behemoth
08-16-2005, 02:06 PM
Baby got back. Or lack thereof.

I think I'll try to get a thigh pic up here soon, then that'll be it for a while until I get some muscles to actually show :eek:

Behemoth
08-17-2005, 01:57 PM
This is yesterdays workout and whatnot, I didn't get around to posting it then.

quad day

squats
135x8
135x8
245x10
245x8
245x7

leg press
460x6
460x5
450x6.5

sleep was around 9 hours and i felt really good

diet the chicken is dwindling fast

gym notes the squats are always done ATF so I won't note that everytime. The form was all solid on the squats which was real progression for me. I was doing somewhere around 275-285 for reps ATF a while back but lowered the weight because I kept falling forward. It's nice to see these progressing with the form staying solid.

stupid notes I hurt my shoulder chucking crab apples at the dumpster on lunch break :rolleyes:

pinky8713
08-17-2005, 02:18 PM
Those are some real nice ATF's man.

I have to fix my atf's. I'm doing what you were doing before i think. On my heaviest sets, the last handful of reps, i always end up wanting to fall forward, so then all my weight is on my toes for those reps. It sucks lowering the weight though. :(

Nice workouts man, keep it up

KevinStarke
08-17-2005, 02:25 PM
Great squatting man.

Behemoth
08-17-2005, 04:28 PM
Thanks guys! I appreciate the encouragement, makes me want to hit them that much harder next week :) .

Behemoth
08-17-2005, 04:40 PM
Chest and triceps

BB bench
95x10
95x10
185x10?
215x4
205x4
205x3 + 2 forced
195x5 + 1 forced + 2 negatives

DB flyes
70x6.5
70x6.5
70x7.5

skulls
110x5.5
105x6.5
105x5

V-bar pushdowns
150x8
150x6.5

gym notes the benching was pretty un-kosher. One of the guys that said he give me some help was there and we were more or less playing around with some things so he could see where I stood. He was also getting me used to some forced reps and negatives. I didn't up the weight on my flyes for two reasons. One my chest was pretty blasted already from the crazy benching. and two i have a tendencdy to get ahead of myself on lifts that you can cheat yourself out of ROM for more weight. Even though I'm a believer of more weight > greater ROM with less weight I still draw a line. The skulls looked a lot like last weeks :cry: but the v-bars jumped up. regardless of the number i am definetly growing. i usually just play it by looks but i am pretty anxious for another day or two when i weigh myself.

rest i actually only got about 6-7 hours last night but i felt pretty recouped today. probably from a lack of any real hard work at work the last two days :evillaugh

diet good. id say i'm eating around 4500 calories a day now and i'd say my muscles like it :nod:

song of the day well, since pink floyds wish you were here has been my alltime favorite song, and it happened to come on while i was skullcrushing, and it IS the name of my journal... i'm going to have to go ahead and make it the song of the day :cool:

bible verse of the day http://bible.gospelcom.net/passage/?search=proverbs%2027:6;&version=31;

I was at my sisters house yesterday and when you turn on the computer a bible verse comes up each time. and this was the one that came up. I'm not entirely sure of what it means but i am definetly intrigued. I think i'll start reading proverbs next.

:windup:

biggimp
08-17-2005, 05:16 PM
i like the bible verses. also you are looking pretty good right now man, i dont know how you lift 6 dats a week and work construction though, thats crazy!

Behemoth
08-17-2005, 08:34 PM
I'm not really sure how i do it either. when i first started working const i was drained constantly and could barely make it to the gym once a week. then after a while i kept getting better and better. i kind of look at it like GPP training or whatever that endurance kind of stuff is called. there are times though that the day was just too rough and physical that i'll have to sit out a workout. which sucks but at least i got that much exercise that day. and i'm glad you like the bible verses bro :)

pinky8713
08-17-2005, 08:39 PM
Overall, you have some pretty nice lifts bro, good work

I SHOULD be eating 4500 calories a day too, but i slack :( not good lol

Song of the day - :thumbup: Also one of my favorite songs, although it isn't the greatest lifting song in my opinion :D

Behemoth
08-18-2005, 12:35 PM
Overall, you have some pretty nice lifts bro, good work

I SHOULD be eating 4500 calories a day too, but i slack :( not good lol

Song of the day - :thumbup: Also one of my favorite songs, although it isn't the greatest lifting song in my opinion :D

Yeah that's just a nice way of saying my bench blows :hide: , but it's totally the truth. It's a shame it happens to be the lift that everyone thinks determines how strong one is...

And 4500 isn't fun but it's got to be done. I found myself singing along in the gym and taking a little too long of a rest during that song haha.

pinky8713
08-18-2005, 12:42 PM
"It's a shame it happens to be the lift that everyone thinks determines how strong one is... "

Oh i couldn't agree more. I'm a senior in highschool, so yeah, 99% of the guys at school think that way. It's rediculous. Ask one of them to deadlift or squat and they don't even know what you're talking about haha. Benching happens to be a weaker point for me too which sucks, but it's starting to come up lately, thank god.

Behemoth
08-18-2005, 06:20 PM
hamstrings

leg curl
60x10
60x10
170x8
170x5.5
160x6

SLDL
135x10
135x10
225x8
315x4!
315x5!
225x12

diet the chicken is gone!

sleep 8 hours. not enough.

gym notes the gym manager told me form was slacking on the 315s. we got into a huge discussion about this and that and i didn't really agree with a lot of things he was saying but i'm about the least close minded person in the world when it comes to lifting so i took everything he said and gave it some thought. unfortunately he's the opposite. he's older and knows everything and thinks he knows all the best ways to do everything. i may be young but i know there is not absolute best way, you got to expiriment to see.


you can't always get what you want
you can't always get what you want
you can't always get what you want
but if you try sometime...
you just might find...
you get what you need

that there was the rolling stones and it is the song of the day. Take that to heart fellas. it is the truth. it's funny how one day you want something so bad, but if youd just forget about that thing you'd want you'd realize what you need. and when you get what you need you realize its what you really want. that's my confusing and deep thought of the day inspired by the stones :whiner:

Behemoth
08-19-2005, 04:25 PM
Weight today is 177lbs. I am retaining quite a bit of water so not all of that is true weight gain. However when I weighed myself today it was just in a towell and previous ones were fully clothed so that probably counts for a solid pound or so :evillaugh

CALF AND ABDOMINAL DAY

calf machine (always done one legged)
100x10
100x10
210x4
200x9
200x5
190x7
190x8
dropset: 150x6


crunch machine
80x10
80x10
180x10
180x10
180x6

hanging straight leg tucks
+30x9
+30x8

gym notes the calf extensions went down because i changed the seat distance. I moved it a notch closer for a bit more ROM. Ok, workout. nothing to get excited about though.

rest was poor. I was out late and didn't get nearly enough sleep. luckily i have tomorrow off, thank God and will be able to sleep in for the first time in months!

Diet eh, mediocre. i had wendys for lunch and had a jr burger and some nuggets. which was probably too much trans fat for the protein and calories i got out of it. whip me already i know :whip:

song of the day is going to be heaven, by live.

Behemoth
08-20-2005, 10:18 AM
Today was a little bit of deltoid action

DB overhead press
30x10
30x10
60x8
60x7
60x5
dropset: 40x4

sleep I got about 9 maybe 10 hours. which was real nice and i feel good but i probably could have slept another 5. i woke myself up because my gym closes at noon on saturdays :rolleyes:

diet well it's only a quater after twelve and i've only been awake for one hour. but excellent thus far :thumbup:

gym notes short and sweet. well short at least, my delts are very large relatively speaking. but they're also pretty weak, alot like my chest. I snapped a picture of them because they look pretty ridiculously large with a pump.

Behemoth
08-22-2005, 04:14 PM
Back and biceps and deltoids

lat pulldowns
80x10
80x10
190x5
180x5.5
170x6.5

T-bar row
160x5
150x6
135x8

BB shrugs
405x6
365x10
365x8

DB curls
60x6
55x7
55x6

DB lateral raises
20x10
40x7
35x8.5

workout notes today blew. I dont know what was wrong. everything seemed to be decreasing and by about the second set of t-bar's i just said forget and took the rest easy. I would be quick to suggest overtraining but i feel pretty great. I'm not lethargic or drained. I think it was just a matter of focus in the beginning and once my lifts started sucking its hard to get into the zone.

sleep was pretty good.

diet was pretty good.

rant my weekend sucked. i got into it with my parents and really only come back for the free food and bed. i hate being here, it's depressing and angers me. soon i may be moving out though, hopefully. on a good note i have learned the art of the wheely :cool:

Rex
08-22-2005, 04:51 PM
Nice SLDLs!

Behemoth
08-22-2005, 06:30 PM
Nice SLDLs!

The manager didn't think so :(

biggimp
08-22-2005, 08:42 PM
arms look nice man. and dont worry about your bench, its damn good for your BW. and your skulls are looking pretty killer too!

Mic Soloist
08-23-2005, 01:11 AM
ive read through your whole journal man. nice work so far. what are your stats?

Behemoth
08-23-2005, 02:22 PM
Yeah, arms are doing decent these days. Bench is still weak considering my weight, I know guys that have never lifted in their life and can put that up on bench. But thanks for the encouragement dude :french:

As far as stats go I'm guessing you mean measurments? :hide: I don't think they're anything impressive but I'll see what I come up with...

I'm about 5'8.5"
177ish lbs
18 almost 19
bodyfat is probably around 13%

quads are about 23.5-24
arms are about 14.5
calves are about 14.5
neck is about 16.5
I've never really been sure about how to take a chest measurement. I know you go around the nip, but I don't know if you're supposed to fill your chest with air, or allowed to spread your lats or what...
I put "about" on the rest because it was pretty much a quick measurement. I'm sure if I played around with it a little more to get it just at the spot they're supposed to be they would be a tad bigger. Or at least I would hope.

Rex
08-23-2005, 08:38 PM
The manager didn't think so :(

Tell him to go **** himself.

Nice SLDL's. Check out Chris Mason's vid....

Behemoth
08-24-2005, 04:38 PM
Skipped yesterdays workout in lieu of rest. The didn't sleep well the night before and that combined with the previous days workout I just decided to sit it out.

Behemoth
08-24-2005, 04:49 PM
Today was chest and triceps

BB bench
95x10
95x8
165x8
205x6. :hide:

DB press
100x4.5
100x5
100x3.5

DB Flyes
70x10
70x8
70x6
70x7

Skulls
115x5.5
115x3.5
105x5.5

V-bar pushdowns
160x4.5
150x6.5

Diet eh, not the greatest, I ran out of whey, tuna, and chicken. My primary sources of protein today have been milk and eggs, probably not enough of it either.

Sleep my sleep as of the last couple of nights hasn't been as deep and quality as it had been. I find myself waking up more and tossing and turning more :scratch:

gym notes aww here we go. I completely failed my first set of benching and had no spotter :hide: . Luckily I'm such a weakass that 205 sitting on my chest for a short period of time really isn't painful... just embarrassing. I got real pissed off after that and said forget bench. I'm done with it until I run out of dumbells. I quit dumbell pressing about 5 months ago because my previous gym only went to 100's which I was doing for 3 good sets of reps. My new gym goes to 120's or 130's (I'm not sure) but I was very dissapointed to see that after 5 months of barbell pressing my dumbell press actually declined. WTF

I don't have a specific Bible verse of the day but I'm reading through proverbs right now and it's pretty good stuff.

Song of the day David gilmour - theres no way out of here. solo work from the guitarist/vocalist of pink floyd, one of my favorite songs.

Behemoth
08-25-2005, 05:06 PM
Hamstrings

SLDL done on a 5, maybe 6" block

135x8
135x8
225x10
225x10
275x8
275x8
275x7

gym notes and that was it. I dumped the leg curls because I really don't think they do much for my hams. I only ever did them to prefatigue my hams for SLDL as they could pull much more than my back could hold. But I think my back can hold it's own now. I didn't go as heavy as last week, one because of the block and two I was trying to be much more considerate of my form. Which I really don't think is that off.

sleep still not sleeping great. whenever i wake up in the middle of the night i'm soaked in sweat. i go to sleep like a baby but it doesnt last long and i never wake up fully awake. i honestly cant even recall the feeling of waking up and not wanting more sleep. :cry:

dietsucked. i'm owed a bunch of money and really need it as i'm too low to buy myself whey and tuna. I'm resorting to eating much less nutritious food and it sucks. tomorrow i get paid and i'll go shopping and i'll become a tank consuming 600+ grams of protein daily :rolleyes:

dum*** of the day haha, this was soo good. i pull out of the gym and turn onto the first road towards my house. this ends in a redlight that is CLEARLY marked "no turn on red". i pull out behind a cop and there is one more person in front of us. we all stop at the redlight and as soon as traffic is free the first guy zips out hanging a right. the cop had his lights on in second and I was laughing much sooner haha.

WBBIRL
08-26-2005, 08:25 AM
I dont get it, on some lifts your noticably higher then me and then vice versa for others???

For instance.. Skulls, DB curs, DB bench, I cant do the #'s you do but in other lifts like BB bench and DB overhead press I do a fair bit more.

Either way, some areas of your strength is awesome for your weight/age. Good job and keep it up.

And take it from me, dont worry about BB bench.... I went from only being able t o rep 205 say 3-4 times 11 months or so ago to benching 315lbs about 2 months ago to only be able to get 295 last time I tried. BB bench can be a sun of a bitch.

Behemoth
08-26-2005, 03:06 PM
I dont get it, on some lifts your noticably higher then me and then vice versa for others???

For instance.. Skulls, DB curs, DB bench, I cant do the #'s you do but in other lifts like BB bench and DB overhead press I do a fair bit more.




Exactly. This is what is so frustrating. I don't think I'm exceptional at the heavier lifts you mentioned, I'm just straggling in the the weaker ones. This makes it extreamly frustrating...

biggimp
08-26-2005, 11:21 PM
BB bench
95x10
95x8
165x8
205x6

^^^^^
there is your problem. you arent doing nearly enough for bench. if you are looking to increase your peak strength (high weight low reps) then i can get you the program i use. its put about 30 lbs on my bench in about a month and a half.

Behemoth
08-27-2005, 11:45 AM
BB bench
95x10
95x8
165x8
205x6

^^^^^
there is your problem. you arent doing nearly enough for bench. if you are looking to increase your peak strength (high weight low reps) then i can get you the program i use. its put about 30 lbs on my bench in about a month and a half.

Read the gym notes. I normally did do more but got fed up with it that day and decided to drop it right then and there.

Behemoth
08-27-2005, 11:47 AM
this is yesterdays workout. didn't have a chance to post it.

calves and abs

calf machine
100x10
100x10
200x9
200x9
200x8
200x7.5
200x8
200x8
dropset: 150x8

Ab machine
100x10
100x10
180x8.5
140x6.5

hanging leg tucks
+30x9
+30x9

Behemoth
08-27-2005, 11:53 AM
I went in to do shoulders today and ended up not. I got talked into doing a bench competition they were having for the one year aniversary of the gym. I only did it because there was only 5 guys doing it. 2 in the over 200lbs and 3 in the under 200lbs. The other two guys in my weight class were 180 and 185. I weighed in at very, very dry and flat 176. Turns out I won it with a new PR of 255lbs. Even that was pretty easy but I kind of screwed it up because my first attempt was 215, easy. then 225, easy. then i think 245, still pretty easy. then 250 where i missed it but so did the other guy so we were still tied. we both tried it again and actually both got it. then I did 255 that still didn't feel that tough I was just a little worn out and he missed it. :strong:

I get a t-shirt and a my picture on the website :cool:

pinky8713
08-27-2005, 12:46 PM
Grats on winning the bench comp man. :D

WBBIRL
08-28-2005, 08:11 AM
Contgrats man, I wish our gym did that kind of thing.... because aside from the fact im the only 300lb 18 year old there that benchs 300+, im the only 300lber there period.

Behemoth
08-29-2005, 06:14 PM
Little changeup today...

Back, Biceps, Deltoids

Lat Pulldowns
80x8
80x8
170x9.5
170x8
170x4.5

T-Bar Row
145x10
145x7
145x7.5

BB shrugs
365x7
365x6
365x4

DB Curls 55x8
55x6
55x6

DB lateral raises
20x10
35x9
35x9
35x7

Gym notes today I decided I was going to change up my rep scheme. The volumes the same and the intensity is still through the roof. The only difference I dropped the weight to where I could get more reps for the first set and not have to drop the weight in each exercise. I had a blast training and feel tremendous right now :)

Diet decent. not enough calories over the weekend but today was better.

sleep probably not enough but i've been alright today

supplementation notes i bought creatine for the first time today and will be seeing how it goes. the only other supps i take are a whey protein and fish oil caps. i can't wait until it makes me a monster and i can completely give up balls to the wall training and a strict diet :rolleyes:

misc notes :micro:

Behemoth
08-31-2005, 05:44 PM
I didn't train quads yesterday because i was drained. that's two weeks in a row, i feel like a bench jockey :hide:

chest and triceps

DB Press
50x10
50x10
75x4
100x8
100x6.5
100x7

DB Flyes
75x8
75x8
75x7
75x6.5

Skulls
105x9
105x7.5
105x6.5

V-bar pushdowns
150x9
150x7

gym notes pretty much the same style as mondays back workout. lowered the weight, went for full ROM, more control, and more reps. I think I'll train this way for a while I had a real good time.

Diet weeeell... the homeowner of the house we're working at today decided to cook us lunch... which consisted of turkey noodle soup :rolleyes: . Don't get me wrong it was delicious and a very kind gesture, but when trying to gain weight two bowls a soup and a few saltines isn't going to cut it. But actually as a whole todays diet has been pretty good

sleep non existant. not quite but not enough, I was out too late :whip:

song of the day big and rich - live this life
"i'll live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore,
then i will walk, yes i will walk with patience through that open door"

rant katrinas a whore.

pinky8713
08-31-2005, 05:58 PM
Nice workouts dude, those are some sweet db presses.

Behemoth
09-01-2005, 05:15 PM
I don't know where I put my gym notebook. I think I may have left it there, whenever I find it I'll post a post with my workout and such.

Today I called off work sick, but I was really just tired. It was kind of pointless though because by 8:20 my mom was trying to wake me up to do sh*t around the house. I was like mom, wtf i called off work to take a day off. if i wanted to work id go and get paid to work not be here. i managed to sleep till about 10 30 whe i had to scrape and paint the front porch, rake the hay out of the yard and cut the grass. then i spent the next 5 hours washing, claybaring, and waxing my truck and bike. So all in all i really didn't achieve much extra rest today but my rides looks nice :cool:

heres a pic. i'm not quite sure which is sexier, the bike truck or me. actually id give it to the truck hands down :)

on another note it's probably just a placebo but i feel like im holding my pump much longer since taking creatine. either that or i really am growing much faster as i am definetly feeling large. fat but large :cry:

Behemoth
09-03-2005, 09:58 AM
This is yesterdays workout

Calves and abs

Calf machine
100x10
100x10]
200x10
200x10
200x10
200x9
200x8
dropset: 150x8
dropset: 100x10

Ab machine
100x10
100x10
160x12
160x8
160x5.5

Weighted leg lifts
30x8
30x9

Diet was good I think?

Sleep was real good

Gym notes Lowered weight, more ROM, more control etc.

Behemoth
09-03-2005, 10:01 AM
Deltoids

DB OH Press
30x10
30x10
45x4
70x7!
70x6
70x5

Diet It's too early to tell. So far all I have in me is 3 scoops of whey, 2 scoops of creatine/dextrose and 2 fish oil caps. So far it's pretty perfect though :cool:

Sleep Good. One of my co-workers is pretty sick and he's the guy that works with my on saturdays. So I haven't been and doesn't look like I will be working many saturdays anymore which I'm happy about but it sucks he's sick. I may go to the hospital to see him today :(

Gym notes After warming up I looked for the 65's but the were MIA. And I didn't want to do 60's again so I said hell with it and went to 70's. I'm real glad I did too. I'm still shocked I nailed 70x7 on the first set.

Oh, And today I weighed myself and it was 180.5 :evillaugh I'm not sure how long I'm going to bulk until. I usually hit a plateau around 15-20lbs in and when I up the calories it seems like I'm gaining way too much fat for the muscle I'm putting on but we'll see how this goes. I'd like to see that big 200 on the scale but thats probably about 4 or 5 months of bulking and I really don't want to go that long. Who knows.

[[[----]]]
09-03-2005, 10:59 AM
Lookin strong! I think you need bigger db's in your avatar!

biggimp
09-05-2005, 11:14 PM
haha those pink db's are the ****. btw nice db presses last week. i wish i had access to db's.

Behemoth
09-06-2005, 01:45 PM
pink dumbells = jacked

Behemoth
09-06-2005, 04:29 PM
quads

squats
135x8
135x8
245x10
245x10
245x9
246x6
245x1.5 :hide:

Diet seems to always suck over the weekend. I never eat enough.

sleep real good. I've had a lot lately and feel just right. Except however this morning my mom woke me up at 7:45 asking if I was working today. I checked my alarm clock and it was set right and all it just didn't seem to go off at 7??

gym notes it started out real sweet. i was pretty happy with it considering i've missed 2 quad days in a row. it was crazy on the last 2 work sets though. the 245x6 took so much out of me and the 245x1.5 was no fluke, i was just seriously that drained. strange kind of.

other i'm a skinny little runt. I do believe i need to eat :idea:

Behemoth
09-07-2005, 07:26 PM
and today was...Chest and tri's ! but i think my hams wanted some of it too :rolleyes:

DB Press
50x10
50x10
75x4
100x8 and then my right hamstring cramped so bad I almost dropped the DB on my face. I had 3 or 4 more reps in me too.
100x8.5
100x6+3forced

DB Flyes
75x8.5
75x9
75x4 and then my left hamstring cramped midset. I stalled and held the DBs up high and kicked my leg furiously until it went away. Then all interruped I did 3 more.
75x10 finished my set then my right ham cramped again.

skulls
115x5.5
105x7.5
105x6

V-Bar pushdowns
160x8!
160X6.5

gym notes it would have been a good workout if my hamstrings would have chilled out.

diet decent

rest good

thats it. get out.

Behemoth
09-08-2005, 05:34 PM
My legs are extreamly sore from tuesday still so I switched my calf/ab workout for my hamstring workout.

calves and abs
100x10
100x10
210x9
210x8.5
210x8
210x7
210x7

ab machine
100x10
100x10
170x8.5
170x6
170x6

Straight leg lifts
30x7
30x8

gym notes pretty decent. i keep getting muscle cramps. this morning i woke up with one in my abs, and today at work i kept getting bad ones in my forearms. I'm thinking maybe the creatine has something to do with it.

rest and food fine

so today i get to the gym and some distressed lady with a shiny new BMW asked me to put her car in reverse. i'm like wtf?? smile and say... yeah ok. so i get in and look at the stick and see its one of the fangled sports car setup with reverse on the far top left. i've driven a turbo jetta once that had it there but couldn't quite remember how to get it in so was really no help. you should have seen the fright on her face though when i put it in gear to see if it was reverse and slowly let the clutch out to see what direction it would go. it crept forwards like 2 inches towards the jeep that was about 6 feet away and she paniced. i was like sorry lady, can't help you and felt dumb.

i've written enough. i want to ride. peace

biggimp
09-11-2005, 09:29 PM
nice squat session man. and that chest/tri workout was killer, i dont think i could move that much weight man! good job.

Behemoth
09-12-2005, 04:18 PM
Busy weekend. Didn't update at all. Friday a large buddy of mine calls and asks if I want to train shoulders with him. So I figure what the hell, I'll switch fridays hams for saturdays shoulders and go for it. The dude was insane. I think we ended up doing like 15 sets for shoulders. He called me again today to ask if I wanted to tarin and I had to decline. This was at the kind of intensity I usually workout at too.

Funny thing is I asked him if he knew what overtraining was and he replied that this was nothing sometimes he does 25 worksets for back. The dudes natural too I know this. He's either got some great genes for recovering or hasn't always trained like this.

biggimp
09-12-2005, 08:04 PM
haha 25 sets? damn i wish i could do that. sounds like you had fun though man.

Behemoth
09-14-2005, 03:48 PM
This was mondays workout

back and biceps not shoulders, they still hate me for friday :hide:

lat pulldowns
80x10
80x10
180x7.5
180x6
180x5.5
dropset: 130x6.5

T-Bar Row
155x6
145x7
145x7
dropset: 90x7

Incline DB shrugs
85x12
95x10
95x10

DB curls
55x8

Incline curls
40x7
40x8
40x8

I asked some dude standing in the corner to strip the 45 and 10 pounder off of the t-bar for my dropset and he was like "who me"? Then him and his skater posse of 3 crowded around it whilst I did my set. I can't put my finger on why, but I found it really funny.

Behemoth
09-14-2005, 03:51 PM
And this was tuesdays

quadzzz

squatzzz
135x8
135x8
265x6 started to fall forwards, blah
255x8
255x7
255x5.5
and then I recruited another volunteer to rerack the weight :rolleyes:
225x7 explosive squats
then 3 more breathing squats. I would have failed if I kept trying to do explosive ones but I felt like doing more. I enjoyed that set.

Behemoth
09-16-2005, 04:05 PM
wednesday

chest, ticeps

DB Press
50x12
50x12
75x6
100x7.5
90x10x5
90x9.5
90x8.5
90x6.5

DB flyes
65x8.5
65x8
65x9
supersetted with db press 65x1.5 :hide:

skullcrushers
110x6.5
110x5.5
110x4.5

V-bar pushdowns
170x5.5
160x5.5
150x8

gym notes Im taking the db presses wider before I bump the weight up. I had a revalation the other day and realized why my barbell press is equivalent to my dumbell press. when i DB press heavy weights like 100's they inner plates hit my chest and my range of motion stops about 3-4" off of my chest. Which is exactly the point that I will fail at on barbell presses. So these were all done wider and deeper. 90's were a bit light. 95s should be a breeze next week and hopefully this doesn't throw me back much. Since I did that with the presses I decided to try for more ROM on the flyes too. Which is why I dropped the weight. I didn't really gain much though. I generally take the dumbells about 4 feet apart and I really didn't seem to get much more of a stretch with 10lbs less. I'm comfortable with that ROM though so I'm not worried about it. :lurk:

diet notes i need to eat more. I'll weigh myself saturday but I'm guessing I'm holding around 180 right now. :cry:

Behemoth
09-16-2005, 04:13 PM
thursdays

calves and abs

rotary calf machine
100x10
100x10
220x6
220x7
220x7
220x6
220x5

crunch machine
100x10
170x10
170x10
170x8

weighted straight leg lifts
30x10
30x8


notes i got a haircut.

Behemoth
09-16-2005, 06:43 PM
today some hamstring action

SLDL's
135x12
135x12
225x10
225x10
275x8
275x8
275x8

diet probably a meager 3500calories/day. And I'm probably needing a good 4000+. I need to get on the ball.

sleep typical. I'm feeling pretty tired tonight actually. first time all week.

gym notes took them fairly light. i started seeing a chiropractor about a week ago for some back pain i've had for about 3 years. it's not really lifting related but sometimes when I go real heavy on squats of DL's I can flare it up a little worse. So i'm taking these a little light for a little while now.

biggimp
09-17-2005, 09:48 AM
workouts are looking good man, just a quick question though:
what are incline shrugs, and incline curls?

Behemoth
09-17-2005, 10:21 AM
workouts are looking good man, just a quick question though:
what are incline shrugs, and incline curls?

Incline curls you sit on a DB incline bench and simply curl. With your arm at that different angle it's a totally different feel. I used to do them a lot back in the day but switch to standing alternated the last 6 months or so. I love them.

Incline shrugs some guy just showed me last week and I love them too. Basically the same thing. Sit on a Incline bench and shrug dumbells. It pulls your shoulder blades way closer together and really, really nails all the traps, middle and lower not just upper so much.

Behemoth
09-17-2005, 10:32 AM
Shoulders

DB OH Press
30x10
30x10
45x4
75x4.5
70x8.5
70x6

Behemoth
09-17-2005, 10:40 AM
Today I weighed 182lbs. That's 10 pounds up from the start of my bulk. I snapped a picture in the same light and pose as my starting point picture for comparission and I am definetly pleased thus far. So heres the two pics. First one is 8-8-05 @ 172lbs and second is 9-17-05 @ 182lbs. The second one is croppped funny because I took it on too high of quality to upload here so I had to crop all the surroundings out.

biggimp
09-18-2005, 02:32 PM
damn nice lats man. im jealous. i can only see mine when im posing with them lol.

Behemoth
09-19-2005, 07:04 PM
back biceps

80x12
80x12
180x7
160x7.5
160x5.5

T-bar row
155x5.5
145x8
145x5.5

I.C. shrugs
105x10 grip
105x8 grip
105x21 straps
105x17

I.C. curls
40x10
45x6
45x8

Gym notes I almost didn't go today. Today was pretty physical at work and I debated not going on so I was pretty borderline. Not a real great workout to show for it either. I don't normally like to use straps because I like to have a strong grip and large forearms and this is what trains it. But I know my grip is capable of FAR more than 210lbs it just so ackward with the weights tilting and pressing against my forearms. So I decided to strap up half way through and my traps were definetly being limited by my grip as the reps show.

diet i'm still not eating what I should. I've been super, super busy.

sleep not enough. not nearly enough.

song of the day led zeppelin - all of my love

hot chick sitings yeah tons, just not in the gym :cool:

pinky8713
09-19-2005, 07:43 PM
Just checked out your pics bro, lookin' really freakin' good. :thumbup:

biggimp
09-21-2005, 10:54 PM
three things.
1) good work
2) how in the world do you bicep curl 180x7????
3) what does I.C. stand for?

Canadian Crippler
09-21-2005, 11:10 PM
That movement is likely a back exercise. And by likely I mean definitely :p

Behemoth
09-24-2005, 12:20 PM
Man, I need to update. I got a bunch of workouts and whatnot that need posted.

pinky - thanks bro

biggimp - thanks, that movement is lat pulldowns - my bad. and i.c. stands for incline

canadian crippler - get the hell out of my journal, those were dumbell curls

biggimp
09-25-2005, 08:01 PM
update this!!!

Behemoth
09-27-2005, 05:45 PM
I'm not even going to post last weeks workouts I skipped. I did through wednesdays chest and triceps but began to feel pretty crappy so I took the next three days off. I'm glad I did because my first two workouts this week have been outstanding.

Canadian Crippler
09-27-2005, 05:47 PM
You're not gonna get big by skipping workouts, sucka. ;)

Behemoth
09-27-2005, 06:05 PM
monday

back biceps and shoulders

lat pulldowns for biggimp

80x10
80x10
160x10
160x7
160x6
dropset 110x9.5

t-bar rows done wide grip as oppose to the usual close, neutral grip
115x8
115x8
115x7
neutral grip set: 115x8

bb shrugs
365x12
365x10
supersetted with I.C. shrugs: 100x15
365x8
superset: 100x14

I.C. curls 45x7
45x6
45x6
dropset: 30x6

DB lateral raises
20x10
40x
35x8
35x9.5

gym notes kept the weight down a little, kicked the volume up a notch and the intensity seemed to come with it :evillaugh . enjoyed this sucker a lot.

diet is making a comeback from a not so great previous week

sleep who knows, decent i think

hot chicks hell yesah, theres some reoccuring one thats in every now and then... and her friend. you know the scenario :angel:

Behemoth
09-27-2005, 06:13 PM
quads

squats
135x10
135x10
265x7
265x5
255x8
255x7
255x6
255x4.5

gym notes thats one extra set of squats, count it children. i went to change and my quad pump was ridiculous. looked like a 2x pump :ninja:

song of the day joe cocker - with a little help from my friends. yes the song from the wonder years, and no crippler you misread it, wrong website.

food consumption has been above par

sleep has been fine

biggimp
09-28-2005, 03:59 PM
thanks for that!!!

and i have to say, 365 for shrugs, you = beast. i am a solid 100lbs below you on them... good work man

Behemoth
09-28-2005, 05:14 PM
chest and triceps

dumbell press
50x10
50x10
95x9.5
95x7
95x7
95x7

dumbell flyes
70x8.5
70x7
70x7
70x7

skullcrushaz
105x7.5
105x7.the faulty collar almost killed me
105x6.5

v-bar pushdowns
170x7
160x6.5

gym notes good workout. the plate just missed my face on the skulls so all is well. however the manager comes running over and says oh snap thats the loose one and throws it away... why didnt he throw it away before if he knew it was loose??

diet sweet

sleep never enough

Behemoth
09-29-2005, 03:31 PM
calves and abs

rotary calf machine
100x10
100x10
220x10
220x7
220x8
220x9
220x7

ab machine
100x10
180x8
180x9
180x7

hanging weighted leg tuck things
30x9
30x9

gym notes i hate this day. all machines. my abs and calves def are growing but i still hate this day. i feel so pansy. i am though but i just dont like to feel it.

harv
09-30-2005, 08:30 AM
You lift too much weight to feel like a pansy :)
Nice journal man, shrugs are sweet. Volume on squats is intense. 70# flys? wow.
Nice work!

Behemoth
09-30-2005, 04:08 PM
i dont care how much weight you put under those pins, machines are always lame. unfortunately i just can't seem to find any better movements for calves and abs, they do keep me progressing :hide:

thanks for the kind words. :)

Behemoth
09-30-2005, 05:29 PM
hamstings = teh :boring:

stiffies :hide:
135x10
135x12
135x10
225x10
225x8
295x6
295x7
295x8

gymnasium jots i wanted to go heavier and do more volume but my back is jacked. it's all twisty and turny and every now and then theres enough pressure on the nerves that it just really hurts. and today was that day.

diet i dont know where the hell my appetite is at. last night i went out to bravos and could hardly put down a side salad and only like 3/4 of my meager portioned pasta. and i was hungry too. same thing today, lunch time rolled around and for the first time in ever i didnt eat all my lunch i packed and put some in my truck for later. :(

song of the day elton john - tiny dancer <insert gay joke>/<insert candian crippler joke>

Behemoth
10-03-2005, 05:28 PM
back and biceps

pulldowns
80x10
80x10
170x8
170x6
170x5.5
dropset 120x6.5

t-bar row back to neutral grip
135x8
135x8
135x9
dropset: 90x8

BB shrugs light, my lower back was KILLING me
315x12
315x10
315x9
dropset: 225x13

I.C. curls
45x8
45x7
45x6

gym notes i am spent. i should not have worked out today. work today beat me pretty good, then i cut the lawn and didnt have a chance to rest. i got in the gym at like 6:30 and had a really good workout suprisingly. but now i feel like i could fall asleep on the keyboard.

diet good. it's been good. i am growing, the gym manager tells me so :cool:

sleep i got a ton this weeked. like twice what i normally get but i felt even more tired all weekend. wierd.

im going to bed

biggimp
10-03-2005, 09:30 PM
good progress man. you are really sticking to your workouts, thats awesome!

Behemoth
10-04-2005, 05:57 PM
quads

squats
135x10
135x10
265x8
265x8
265x7
265x4 - 4th rep was about a 10 second rep
245x10

gym notes on the surface this looks like a good workout. but all things considered this workout was phenominal one of my best ever. i was even more drained than yesterday and somehow talked myself into going into the gym. as soon as i started warming up i forgot all about it and went balls to the wall. i really should take some time off but its hard to convince myself to do so when i'm still progressing like this :evillaugh

diet good

rest i hit the sack around 8 yesterday and didnt get to sleep until about 11. so i got an average amount of sleep with a few extra hours of just doing nothing rest. still not nearly what my body wanted though.

biggimp
10-05-2005, 11:01 PM
great squat workout man, you have some good endurance through your sets. one question, was that 10 second rep planned, for some reason, or just one of those kick-my-ass hard ones?

and i hear you on the sleep. i never think to study until 9pm, so i never get to bed until midnight = 6-7 hours tops.

Behemoth
10-06-2005, 04:20 PM
thanks man. hell no that rep wasn't planned. I went down, started going up, stood there and had a stare down with myself in the mirror, then went up some more.

Behemoth
10-06-2005, 04:27 PM
10-5-05 chest and triceps

DB press
50x10
50x10
100x8
100x7
100x6
100x6

Flyes
70x10
70x10
70x9
70x9

skulls
115x7.5
115x7
115x5.5

v-bar pushdowns
170x6.5
160x6

gym notes yess! i know you like that progression on the presses. and flyes for that matter. and skulls too. i dont get it, i'm soo tired and the weights keep climbing. I'm progressing all over but see my next post for that :evillaugh

diet superb

sleep decent. still tired. my co-worker think i have mono but i don't feel sick.

Behemoth
10-06-2005, 04:32 PM
So today I decided to weigh myself. 189, wtf? I didn't really expect that, but I'll take it. This prompted me to take some new measurments to make sure the scale wasn't cheating me.

I came up with
arms at 15.5" (still pumped though)
quads at about 25
calves at 15

Last time I took measurments was at 177lbs on aug, 23 and these were them
quads are about 23.5-24
arms are about 14.5
calves are about 14.5
neck is about 16.5

biggimp
10-06-2005, 09:11 PM
niiiice progress in a little less than two months man! nice guns, bigger than mine and i weigh 15lbs more than you.

and your fly's/skulls are stellar as usual.

biggimp
10-17-2005, 06:08 PM
Where You Be At Boy.

Behemoth
10-18-2005, 06:14 PM
I've been hiding from you, dirty old molester. Still working out, just hiding :hide:

biggimp
10-18-2005, 06:20 PM
yeah i bet. you are probably a big fat pussy by now. :(

Behemoth
10-18-2005, 06:21 PM
I don't feel like posting last weeks workouts, that would be silly. Here's yesterdays

back bicepz and shoulders aka deltoidzz

laty pullies
80x10
80x10
180x7
180x5.5
170x7
dropset: 130x6

t-bar row t-bar, not t-bag crippler
145x7.5
135x7.5
135x8
dropset: 90x8

barbell shrugs
385x10
385x9
385x10

incline shrugs
120x12
120x12

incline curls
50x7
50x6
50x6

lateral raises
20x10
35x10
35x8
35x8

gym notes that was a long one. I'm not sure why but it surely was.

diet there is no food, i have not eaten enough. however i got a deer on wednesday so theres some protein.

sleep so-so

other notes i like how i continually bash canadian crippler even though he obvious doesn't check back. if you read this it's all in good fun :windup:

Behemoth
10-18-2005, 06:26 PM
today was quads

squats
135x10
135x8
275x8
275x6
275x6
275x6
275x5

gym notes i was really trying for 7 on the fourth set there. wasn't real into the trip 6's :angel: probably cursed from here on out

diet stfu ill grow some other time

hot chicks f-no. they've been m.i.a. for like 2 weeks now, i'm should just switch gyms already. however last friday i was filling up my bike and two real fine chicks sitting in traffic blew me kisses :nod:

Behemoth
10-19-2005, 07:13 PM
Chest and triceps

DB press
50x10
50x10
105x8
105x7.5
105x6
105x5.5

Flyes
75x8
75x7
75x7
75x7

skulls
115x6.5
115x6
115x5

v-bar pushdowns
170x7

gym notes pretty decent workout you know it was

diet ok i guess. i'm thinking about buying a weight gainer as i'm getting sick of eating as much food as i need.

rest never great just enough

rant i havent had very many comments on my growth which i'm a little suprised about. i have undoubtably grown a lot in the last two or so months and am growing very rapidly. Last time i put on this much size so quick i couldnt go anywhere without anyone noting. maybe i'm just to the scary stage now :cool:

story time i don't know what it is about gas stations but it seems like everytime im at one i have an encounter with hot chicks. i was getting gas again today and i went inside to prepay. as im standing in line i look out side is and see this hot blonde looking inside at me. she then turns away and i think nothing of it. as im walking back outside to fill up my bike i look over and shes looking again, so i give a big smile and go about my business. i finish filling up my bike and am about to go get my change when i look up and shes there. up close i realize OMG you're about 25 years old. shes asked me something if i was going to bike night or something and i talked for a minute or so but made no move as i'm on 19. rad

Behemoth
10-19-2005, 07:18 PM
yeah i bet. you are probably a big fat pussy by now. :(

Somehow I missed this.

probably a fairly accurate statment anyhow. this reminds me, i haven't posted any update pics in quite a while. i think i'll do that soon.

biggimp
10-19-2005, 09:17 PM
haha yeah im probably right. anyways, nice squat and bench workouts man. you have real good endurance.

Behemoth
10-20-2005, 06:18 PM
calves and abs

calf machine
100x10
140x8
160x8
180x12
190x9
190x7.5
190x7.5
190x7.5

Crunch machine
100x10
120x8
140x10
150x7
150x4.5

leg tucks
30x12
30x10.5

gym notes Ego check day.
I find myself constantly battling ROM vs. weight. I draw a line at a certain point where weight becomes more important than ROM. Just like the guy thats doing 20lb flyes stretching beyond parllel needs to learn that a little less ROM will mean a lot more weight and equal a LOT more growth. But theres a point where it gets to far.

It seems like as I move up I gradually cheat myself out of some ROM. So every now and then I start light and move up real rapidly making up for the slight misses in ROM.

Diet fine

song of the day travis tritt - love of a woman

f=ma
10-20-2005, 06:26 PM
nice squats dude

you should have banged that chick in the gas station bathroom imo :ninja:

Behemoth
10-20-2005, 06:50 PM
ha ha ha

biggimp
10-20-2005, 07:11 PM
too bad he's gay.

Behemoth
10-20-2005, 07:38 PM
not true

you should see me in action when theyre not geriatrics :cool:

Behemoth
10-21-2005, 04:44 PM
Heres a couple of pics.


front latty spread

Behemoth
10-21-2005, 04:45 PM
and i was feeling fat so i went for the tshirt aproach. a little john deer action

Behemoth
10-24-2005, 05:06 PM
back biceps and shoulders

lat pulldowns
80x10
80x10
180x7.5
180x5.5
150x10

tbar rows
145x7.5
145x6
135x8

bb shrugs
385x12
385x12
385x12

ic curls
50x8.5
50x5
50x5

lateral raises
20x10
35x8
35x10
35x9

gym/diet/rest notes
it sucks and i dont care. normally when problems arise i want to go to the gym. its my release. anymore i just dont give a **** about anything, i think im ****ed up

Behemoth
10-26-2005, 04:39 PM
No lifting yesterday. Planned on it but my buddied called and got a HUGE buck. We're thinking it might score P&Y.

Behemoth
10-26-2005, 04:44 PM
quads

squats
135x8
135x8
275x8
275x6
275x6
275x5
275x4
225x13 explosive until about 5 then breathing squats

diet good

rest good

gym notes pissed off, angry workout. usually my workouts are fueled by a desire to improve. but today i wanted to punish the barbell and/or anything else in my way.
i got a huge comment today as well as a few this past weekend. i stepped on a different scale today in full clothes and it said 196. so i'm guessing im around 192. ill weigh myself on my own scale and how i usually do in a few days.

song of the day eminem - lose yourself. one of the few rap songs i like

Saint Patrick
10-26-2005, 04:55 PM
looking decent man, how tall?

Behemoth
10-26-2005, 04:59 PM
5'8.5" short

biggimp
10-26-2005, 05:47 PM
wow man

IRJLSUVYORERMS

nice progress and nice squat workout! anything over 8 reps at any weight is pretty killer

Behemoth
10-26-2005, 05:58 PM
youre too damn good at that. i cant get it

biggimp
10-26-2005, 06:43 PM
i are jealous of your arms.

and i hate you for taking you sig off, i have to manually root through the forum to find your journal now. lol

cphafner
10-26-2005, 08:52 PM
I was impressed by your entry in the member pics, thought I'd chek out teh journal. Workouts look good. You should work on your posing a bit, your front chest could look much more impressive.

Behemoth
10-27-2005, 02:43 PM
biggimp - there, put it back for just for you :hump:

Cphafner - thanks for checking in. I really don't know much about posing. I just imitate what I see in pics and have never really read much on the proper ways of doing it. But the pics I posted in the pics section are 2 front lat spreads and a 2 relaxed. Haha I guess I'm just that bad :clown:

Behemoth
10-27-2005, 07:55 PM
pecs and tris

DB press
50x10
50x8
105x9
105x7
105x6.5
105x5.5

flyes
75x8
75x7
75x8
75x7

skulls
115x6.9999
115x5.5
115x6

v-bar pushdowns
170x4.5
160x8.5

gym notes i thought i was going to blow this one away. not a whole lot of progression though. those skulls particularly are really standing still

diet, rest good

song of the day dr hook - cover of the rolling stone. this song kicks ass

biggimp
10-28-2005, 03:39 PM
how long have you been doing skulls? maybe you could switch to another tricep exercise, even like a overhead extension thing. whatever thats called. lol

Behemoth
10-28-2005, 04:25 PM
noo, i luuuuv teh skullz

Behemoth
10-28-2005, 06:55 PM
calves, abs

calf machine
100x10
190x10
190x8
190x8
190x7
190x7.5
190x8
dropset: 130x7

ab machine
100x10
150x12
160x6
150x7.5

weight leg tucks
35x8
35x8


no notes for you

Behemoth
11-01-2005, 05:29 PM
im sick as a dog

came about on friday so i slept in and got like 11 hours of sleep that night. then on saturday i was still feeling a little bad so i got like 14 hours that night. then sunday night i got another 11 hours. i WAS feeling pretty good on monday so i decided id go ahead and workout. immediately after i felt awful again, and of course i was up late last night watching the steeler game so sleep was jack. today i felt miserable, worked in the rain and somehow convinced myself to workout today. :micro:

Behemoth
11-01-2005, 05:33 PM
heres yesterday

back, biceps, shoulders

lat pulldowns
80x8
80x8
180x8.5
180x6.5
160x6.5

t-bar rows which i ought to note are not free weights per se. its actually more of what youd call a chest supported bent over row but for some reason i always refer to them as t-bars, so screw off.
145x7.5
145x6
135x8

BB shrugs
385x12
385x9
385x10
dropset: 315x12

IC curls
50x7
50x5
45x8
dropset: 30x8

lateral raises
20x8
35x11.5
35x10
35x8.5
dropset: 25x8.5

gym notes like i already said, i felt pretty good but not great for this workout. i really gave it 110% though. i need to quit for a while

diet real good. its just a nasty head cold so food isn't really being affected by it.

rest real good

Behemoth
11-01-2005, 05:39 PM
today

quads

squats
135x8
135x8
275x6
275x6
275x6
275x5

gym notes i think my thoughts were something like this
upon entering the gym - *tries not to feel sick* im going to kick this ones ass
warmup sets - omg wtf am i doing
first work set - i hate myself, just one more set though, im not coming in here and doing just 3 sets
second work set - felt far more miserable, but still convinced myself another set was best
third set - ditto
and by the fourth set i swear i almost died. i never felt such head pressure in my life. i felt like i wasnt conscience or in control of my body while exerting the final few reps. i had to call it quits there. my eyes were bloodshot and watery. my head was like 200 degrees and tingling and i was dizzy and disoriented.

diet good

rest poor, i shoudl be in bed now too

f=ma
11-01-2005, 06:09 PM
thats some nasty squatting and rowing man. good squat days almost always make me close to puking

that said, i'm glad youre not ****ed up from such an intense workout.. take it easy bro

biggimp
11-02-2005, 08:27 PM
hope you are feeling better man! i remember last year i would always feel like total crap AFTER i squatted. not quite the same, but sucked nonetheless... anyways, get better mang.

Behemoth
11-03-2005, 01:53 PM
Not better, but still lifting :cool: . I'll post yesterdays workout later, it's nice and I want to kill squirrels.

f=ma
11-03-2005, 03:21 PM
haha i have a crucial small game pellet rifle..

its a scoped gamo shadow 1000 .177 rifle.

Behemoth
11-03-2005, 05:41 PM
Sounds sweet. I took out an old bolt action .22 today. no scope or nothing, just a beater gun. I used to hunt them with a shotgun but that started to get boring. My buddies and I are going away this weekend to his camp in the moutains for our annual "roadkill camp". There will be, beer, squirrels, beer, 4 wheeling, beer, butchering roadkills, beer, naked swimming in the creek, jageur etc. It is a grand ole time.

Behemoth
11-07-2005, 05:05 PM
Backs biceps shoulders

lat pulldowns
80x8
80x8
180x9
180x7
170x6.5

chest supported rows (formerly t-bars)
145x7.5
145x6.5
135x9 a few were assisted
dropset: 90x6 a few assisted

bb shrugs
385x11 w/ straps
385x7 no straps see note
385x14 straps
315x9 none

incline curls
50x7
50x6
45x9
dropset: 30x9

lateral raises
20x8
40x5.5
35x10
35x7
dropset: 25x7

rest pretty decent. i'm about over my cold, just lots of mucas left mmmmm

diet taha. alchohol has 7 calories per gram right?

gym notes pretty good workout.

I use the straps on the shrugs because my grip will fail before my traps at that weight. But an acquitance in the gym came up to me and started bs'ing. He had seen me use a mixed grip before and asked why. I told him so the bar didn't roll. blah blah blah, he says something to the extent of you'd better be using straps at that weight. And I said yeah my grip fails first but I can easily hold that weight for a good amount of reps. He didn't believe me so I had to show him. Then he said I was an animal and walked away :evillaugh

Then when I was all finished and walking to the locker room I walked past the manager and owners wife talking. As I past I heard the manager say "yeah he sure is" but didn't know what they were talking about. Before I drove away the manager stopped me and said that she said I was getting huuuge. Which is quite a compliment because I've never even talked to her. Just seen her in there now and then.

song jewel - who will save your soul. yeah thats what i said

Behemoth
11-08-2005, 01:57 PM
Back pictures. My erectors suck, I'm scheming up a new split to drop incorporate conventional deads right now. I can't pose at all. If I could actually pose either of these they'd look far more impressive but I'm particularly horendous at posing these two.

briancurran01
11-08-2005, 02:05 PM
back looking good bro...nice workouts up there especially for not feeling the greatest.

Behemoth
11-08-2005, 02:15 PM
thanks brian

Behemoth
11-09-2005, 02:32 PM
yesterday

quads

squats
135x8
135x8
275x10
275x8
275x8
275x7.5
275x7
275x3.5

training notes damn. this was ridiculous. every set had some breathing squats where I had to stand there and huff and puff for a few seconds before descending into another. But I was sick of 275 so I wanted to really force some out.

Behemoth
11-09-2005, 05:19 PM
chest and triceps

DB presses
50x8
50x8
115x6 :evillaugh
115x5
105x8
105x7

Flyes
75x9
75x7.5
75x6.5
75x6

skulls
115x10!
115x8.5
115x6.999
115x5.5

v-bars
170x7
170x6

gym notes respect that progression :bow: . Apparently my gym has 5- 105lb dumbells. and 1- 110lb dumbell. I had to go to 115's :evillaugh . And I was beginning to think those skulls would never move. It's about time

diet pretty good

rest pretty bad

f=ma
11-09-2005, 05:44 PM
really nice DB pressing there man. impressive, i hope to be there soon

Behemoth
11-09-2005, 05:54 PM
You probably are. You're doing 110's on the incline.

f=ma
11-09-2005, 05:57 PM
not for 6 reps man. im barely squeezing out 2, for a relative max.. youre repping out at 115s!

Behemoth
11-10-2005, 05:13 PM
them there calves and abdominals

rotary calf machine
100x10
190x9
190x8
(distance change) 180xleft-9, right-8.5
180x7
180x8
dropset: 120x8

ab machine
100x10
160x9.5
160x6.5
160x5.5

leg lifts
35x9
35x7
dropset: BWx13

training notes never fun. just gotta do it. As of this last week I feel I'ev been looking very lean. I'm a little baffled. Usually when I bulk I put muscle on slower than this and gain more fat than this. So far I'm quite thrilled. I'm not exactly sure of the cause, but I know my test is through the roof. I normally get my hair cut every three weeks. But these days in two weeks its shaggy as normally three weeks. And old ladies in the gym are starting to look attractive :hide: . And I'm quite irritable.

Behemoth
11-10-2005, 05:50 PM
Oh yeah, I've been breaking out a lot too.

biggimp
11-13-2005, 11:08 AM
hahah me too it sucks. anyways, that second pic is NICE. delts are sick, triceps are huge (as i would expect from those numbers on your skulls) keep up the awesome work man!

Behemoth
11-14-2005, 06:12 PM
Thanks shaun. much appreciation :)

Behemoth
11-14-2005, 06:20 PM
back, biceps, deltoids

lat pulldowns
80x8
80x8
190x6.5
190x4.5
180x6
160x9

chest supported row
145x7
145x6.5
135x8

BB shrugs
385x13
385x14
385x12
dropset: 315x9

incline curls
50x8
50x6
45x8

lateral raises
20x8
40x7
35x9.5
35x7.5

gym notes
good workout. real solid and some good progression.

diet very very lacking. I really need to start putting down some food. I guestimate I eat about 3500 right now which is probably only 6 or 7 hundred over maintance anymore.

sleep i got next to none on friday and saturday night. then last night my buddy scored some last minute tickets to the steeler game so i was out real late watching them pummel the browns :ninja:

listening to... third eye blind - jumper

Behemoth
11-15-2005, 07:03 PM
quads

squats
135x8
135x8
285x8
285x6
285x7
285x6
275x7.5

training notes pretty good. that is all :cool:

diet real good

sleep not good but certainly better

f=ma
11-15-2005, 08:48 PM
real nice squatting bro

just a suggestion, but on your "back, biceps, deltoids" day you have 1 exercise for delts. what do you think of adding db overhead presses, mili press or arnold press with an exercise for your posterior delt?

Behemoth
11-16-2005, 05:56 PM
I was actually thinking of dropping training them altogether. Since I started lifting all I ever did for them was lateral raises off and on about 50% of time since I've been training. A few months ago I had an additional day with 3 work sets of OH presses but dropped it. They get so blasted from all the pressing and pulling for chest and back I never really liked training the anterior and posteriors, just threw in some lateral raises for the medials. I consider them a strong point too.

Thanks for the suggestion though. Anything else please comment about I'd love a little critique in here

Behemoth
11-16-2005, 06:04 PM
chest and triceps

DB press
55x8
55x8
115x6
115x5
105x6.5
105x4.5

flyes
75x9
75x7.5
75x6.5
75x6.5

skulls
125x6.5!
125x5
115x8

v-bars
170x8
170x6.5

training notes chest sucked. seriously sucked. I was so frustrated by the 105x4.5 that when i when i failed and started descending again i twisted my arms around and hurled them into the floor as hard as i could. there was quite a boom :angel:

the triceps were pretty sweet though. I know you liked those skulls shaun

diet and rest diet pretty good. rest pretty mediocre.

MM
11-16-2005, 06:09 PM
training notes chest sucked. seriously sucked. I was so frustrated by the 105x4.5 that when i when i failed and started descending again i twisted my arms around and hurled them into the floor as hard as i could. there was quite a boom :angel:


That's like an 8.5 on the Not-Cool-Ometer.

In my opinion.

f=ma
11-16-2005, 06:12 PM
nice benching man, no need to worry about failing on DB reps.. sometimes they just sap you

about the delt stuff, i do DB OH presses and bb rows equally and anecdotally speaking, my anterior delts are almost twice the size of my posterior delts despite almost no disparity in strength in BB row and db oh presses. so basically, i guess, what i'm saying is that back work is not good enough for the posterior delts. however, incline db press certainly is enough for the anterior delt.

i mean.. do what you want, but i know how its turned out for me, thats all

Behemoth
11-16-2005, 06:47 PM
That's like an 8.5 on the Not-Cool-Ometer.

In my opinion.

Where did I say it was cool.

Behemoth
11-16-2005, 06:49 PM
nice benching man, no need to worry about failing on DB reps.. sometimes they just sap you

about the delt stuff, i do DB OH presses and bb rows equally and anecdotally speaking, my anterior delts are almost twice the size of my posterior delts despite almost no disparity in strength in BB row and db oh presses. so basically, i guess, what i'm saying is that back work is not good enough for the posterior delts. however, incline db press certainly is enough for the anterior delt.

i mean.. do what you want, but i know how its turned out for me, thats all


http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18529

from a page back. I'd definetly add some direct work if they were lacking. But they're definetly not lacking or imbalanced so I won't fix it 'til it breaks.

Ironminded
11-16-2005, 07:17 PM
B-
You seem to be having trouble sleeping, any ideas as to why? do you think it might be when, as in what time of day, you are training? Or something you are eating/drinking like caffeine? I know that not sleeping well seriously messes with my motivation and drive in 'teh waitroom'.

Behemoth
11-16-2005, 07:29 PM
Nah. I have no problem going to sleep. I hit the bed and I'm out within 5 minutes usually.

It's just that I don't go to bed early enough. I'm definetly a night person. Hate the morning but love being up at night.

Ironminded
11-16-2005, 07:32 PM
B-
Gotcha, I understand completly. I am the opposite, I tend to wake up early, even if I don't want to. Which sucks on the weekends cause 'thems are the times I wants to gets some more ZZZZZZZ's'.

Good luck with the sleepy sleepy, I am sure you will find a way.

Behemoth
11-16-2005, 07:37 PM
thanks bro. i should probably be in bed and trying to catch up now. but it appears i'm on wbb instead :rolleyes:

Behemoth
11-17-2005, 05:02 PM
cabs

rotary calf machine
100x8
190x11
190x10
190xL-10, R-9
190x8
190x7.5

ab machine
100x8
170x8
170x7
160x6.5
dropset: 120x10

:whazzup:

Behemoth
11-21-2005, 07:07 PM
back, biceps, shoulders

lat pulldowns
80x8
80x8
190x9 (3 forced)
190x7 (3 forced
170x6.5
dropset: 130x5

chest supported row
145x6.5
135x8 (3 forced)
dropset: 90x6

bb shrugs
405x10!
405x9
405x9

cable curls
120x10
140x9
140x5.5
130x8

lateral raises
20x8
40x6.5
35x8.5
35x7.5

gym notes pretty good. i actually finally convinced myself to take a week off today. i was all set to do nothing when i realized i was going to be out of town at hunting camp next monday and tuesday, so i'm going to take next week off instead :ninja:

diet good

sleep excellent. yes, you heard me... excellent.

hot chick siting yeah 4, wtf

Behemoth
11-22-2005, 05:43 PM
qudas

squats
135x8
135x8
285x9
285x8
285x8
285x7
285x7

training notes real good. real, real good and solid. ready for them 295s, i want 3pps oh so bad. ive never seen anybody in my gym squats 3pps at all. sad i know.

diet pretty good

rest ok

Behemoth
12-01-2005, 06:20 PM
And that was a week I hated... now I'm back

calves and abs

rotary calf machine
100x10
200x8
200x6.5
190x8
190x7
190x7
dropset: 130x9

crunch machine
100x10
175x8
175x6
165x6.5

weighted leg tucks
35x6.5
35x7

training missed training, glad i'm back and you are too :cool:

diet and rest good. not spectacular, but pretty decent.

hunting i saw 3 deer... all does. not a real eventful opener :rolleyes:

Behemoth
12-02-2005, 07:13 PM
posterior chain

deadlifts
135x10
135x10
225x10
225x10
315x4
315x5
315x6
315x5

leg curl
160x10
170x6.5
160x7

gym notes haven't deadlifted in a long time. Never was very strong at it. I can't believe how taxed my body is from this workout. It's been less than 2 hours since I finished and I feel dead, just want to curl up in a ball and sleep. I never feel like that anymore.

Diet alright
sleep good

Behemoth
12-03-2005, 09:47 AM
A little extra leg action dragging my buck this morning... :cool:

MM
12-03-2005, 09:52 AM
That's a lotta ****ing volume for deadlifts -- which is why you're feeling like crap.

Stumprrp
12-03-2005, 09:52 AM
nice job dude strong lifts. its awesome shrugging so much isnt it =D but now i switched to hise shrugs so im back to 2pps lol. =(

Behemoth
12-03-2005, 10:12 AM
That's a lotta ****ing volume for deadlifts -- which is why you're feeling like crap.

A lot of volume... eh, moderate. I don't consider 6 working sets excessive. And I wasn't feeling like crap... I'm sure I only felt so taxed because it was a new movement to my body. In a few weeks it'll accustom itself more to it.

Stumprrp - Thanks! And about the shrugs... I'm really not a fan of them, regardless of the poundage. I feel like an ego lifter doing that weight on them, but in reality its what my traps pull.

Stumprrp
12-03-2005, 10:44 AM
lol yeah, also does your name have to do with the band, i love the band behemoth

Behemoth
12-03-2005, 11:24 AM
lol yeah, also does your name have to do with the band, i love the band behemoth

haha. no, it has to do with the dictionary definition of "enormous in size and power". I've never heard of the band, what genre are they? I'll have to check them out...

Stumprrp
12-03-2005, 11:25 AM
black/death metal, dont know if your into stuff that heavy. www.behemoth.pl

Behemoth
12-05-2005, 06:05 PM
back, biceps, shoulders

lat pulldowns
80x10
80x10
190x7.5
190x5
190x8
dropset: 130x9 + 1 assisted

barbell row
135x8
185x8
225x6
225x6
225x5

bb shrugs
405x13
405x9
405x9

cable curls
140x13
150x7
150x6.5
dropset: 110x7

lateral raises
20x8
40x6.5
35x7.5
35x7

training notes yesss... i missed my back days. this was a good workout. today i noted just how sexy my back is. where once it was a weak point it's now encroaching on being a strong point. so while changing i decided to pose it a little. i enjoyed this so i posed it a little more, and notice just how much it has progressed. then somebody came in to take a piss. then i posed it some more. then i realized how vain i was and put on my shirt. then i posed some more

diet not much appetite today :confused: . but i still managed to put down enough food

rest i guess it was enough.

Behemoth
12-06-2005, 06:17 PM
quads

squats
135x8
135x8
225x4
275x2
315x5!
315x5!
305x5 hit catch on 2nd rep and it was all over after that, def had more than 5
295x4
275x7 hit catch on the 7th, i had my 8th but that would have been it

gym notes man did i want that 3pps. really wasn't nearly as heavy as i had expected it to be. obviously burnt me out pretty good looking at the 295x4 set. i may look into squatting on a block because i've hit the catch before. two times in one workout really got me pissed though.

diet excellent. actually better than excellent. really really good

sleep really really average

Sidior
12-07-2005, 02:11 AM
training notes[/B] yesss... i missed my back days. this was a good workout. today i noted just how sexy my back is. where once it was a weak point it's now encroaching on being a strong point. so while changing i decided to pose it a little. i enjoyed this so i posed it a little more, and notice just how much it has progressed. then somebody came in to take a piss. then i posed it some more. then i realized how vain i was and put on my shirt. then i posed some more


hahahaha....great lifts man

f=ma
12-07-2005, 09:21 AM
thats some nasty squatting and rowing

Behemoth
12-07-2005, 03:15 PM
thanks brothers

Behemoth
12-07-2005, 06:22 PM
chest, triceps

dumbell press done wider and really emphasized dropping them all the way down to a real deep stretch
50x8
50x8
105x10
105x8
105x6
105x3.5
dropset 75x4.5

cable crossover
70x10
70x9
70x7.5
70x7
dropset: 50x12

skullcrushaz
125x7.5
125x6.5
125x4.5

V bar pushdowns
180x4
170x7

gym notes pretty decent. not real thrilled about my presses though. enjoyed the switch up from flyes to x-overs. i also enjoy the mad pump i now have snugging up the sleeves of my L shirt :cool:

diet good
rest good

song of the day why yes, there is one. warren hayes - wine and blood. heard it on the radio last week, it was live and acoustic at the radio station promoting a local show. only 3 on livewire so i'm guessing he's pretty local... good stuff though, sounds like a bob segar song. great lyrics too.

MM
12-07-2005, 07:11 PM
Hey, really strong DB pressing. I finally hit 100'sx1 a month ago; 105'sx10 is very nice.

cphafner
12-07-2005, 08:25 PM
squats look great. DB work looks strong too, are those flat bench presses?

Behemoth
12-08-2005, 05:40 PM
Yeah they're flat. My gym doesn't have 110's so I've been bouncing between the 115s and 105s. sucks and is killing my nice steady progression.

f=ma
12-08-2005, 06:04 PM
nice work man, keep it up

Behemoth
12-09-2005, 05:04 PM
calves yesterday...

workout -- ok
diet -- bad
sleep -- good

Behemoth
12-10-2005, 10:09 AM
posterior chain

deadlift
135x8
135x8
225x8
315x8
355x4
355x5
355x4

leg curls
170x10
170x8
170x6
dropset: 130x8

gym notes nice workout. especially considering it was on a saturday morning... and i don't do mornings...
deadlifts are scooting right along. all of those 355's were PR's I believe. when i used to deadlift 1year+ ago i only recall my PR being 335x2 or 3. a 1 RM of 405 doesn't feel to far for me which is something I thought would take a real, real long time to work to.

diet i weighed myself this morning in boxers and came up with 193. it's been about a month since i've weighed myself and i think thats actually lighter... i was pretty pissed. needless to say right now i'm pretty damn stuffed. i really can't believe i haven't been gaining. i know i've been eating at least 3500-4000 daily average. it's hard to believe that my maintance is around there???

sleep good. i have no work, we're out. so until i get work i'll be getting sleep. kind of bittersweet haha. i'm probably going back to school in january though, hopefully that doesn't goof things up too much.

f=ma
12-10-2005, 10:19 AM
nice deads man

3,500-4,000 cals in maintenence is pretty high. i guess keep eating if youre not gaining on it

Behemoth
12-10-2005, 10:35 AM
actually now that i think about it, that probably is about right... considering 8hr/ day construction and working out everyday.

Behemoth
12-10-2005, 04:42 PM
Upon realizing I have never posted any leg pics but a calf in my journal I decided to take one. It's dark, I couldn't find anywhere with good to take one. Even though it doesn't look it in the pic, they do have some definition.

f=ma
12-12-2005, 11:11 AM
sounds good man

quads looking real solid!

Behemoth
12-12-2005, 03:40 PM
oh you know

lat pulldowns
80x10
80x8
190x7.5
180x6.5
170x7
170x5.5

bb row
135x8
225x7
225x6
225x8!

bb shrugs
425x10
425x8
425x7

cable curls
150x12
160x6.5
160x6
dropset: 120x6

db lateral raises
20x8
35x8
35x7.5
35x6

gym notes my traps are real large. real, real large. and i like them

diet oh yes. oh yes there has been an increase. i've up'd the food real considerably. i'd guess 1500+ calories. i'm also adding a 1/4 cup olive oil to two shakes daily, thats probably good for another 1k+.

sleep oh you know i got no work

harv
12-12-2005, 03:48 PM
Wheelz look good!
Nice rows/shrugs...I can see why your traps are large.

cphafner
12-12-2005, 07:20 PM
nice back workout. I'm no diet expert, but I doubt you are efficiently using all that fat at once, you might consider speading it out.

f=ma
12-13-2005, 05:18 AM
awesome bb row bro

225x8 is nasty.. i could barely squeeze out 4+ish yesterday!

Behemoth
12-13-2005, 04:39 PM
quadriceps.... wait quadraceps? quadricepts? ive been out of school too long... quads

squats
135x8
135x8
225x8
315x7
315x5
315x5 getting a little sloppy here
295x6
295x4
225x20

gym notes my quads are real pumped. like huge pumped. theyre also shaking very violently. cerebral paulsy is cool though

diet good

sleep oh you know i still got no work. probably working for some other contractor tomorrow though... looks like my little vacation is over :( but i gotta make that money seeing as how ill be a full time student in udner month. f'n a

Stumprrp
12-13-2005, 05:10 PM
dude sick squats but thats way to much, your gonna hurt yourself lol.

Behemoth
12-13-2005, 05:17 PM
dude sick squats but thats way to much, your gonna hurt yourself lol.
:confused: huh?

Stumprrp
12-13-2005, 06:02 PM
9 sets of like 6-10 and 1 set of 20! crazy

f=ma
12-13-2005, 06:03 PM
looks good to me bro.. that 225x20 is icing on the cake for you

Behemoth
12-14-2005, 05:25 PM
chest and triceps

DB press
50x10yesss! PR
50x10yesss another
115x6
115x6 -- last 3 lightly assisted
115x7 -- last 4 lightly assisted
105x7

cable crossover
75x8
75x7.5
70x9
70x8
dropset: 50x9

skullcrushers
125x8
125x6.5
125x5

v-bar pushdowns
180x4.5
170x7

gym notes good workout. had a blast. hardly broke a sweat at all. gym temp must have been different or something :scratch:

diet good. i can see the calories. hardcore, definetly growing again.

sleep no work til monday bitchaz. lotsa sleep til monday bitchaz

other notes nice arm pump today measuring 16 5/8. pumps dont mean jack though other than a temporary ego boost haha.

Behemoth
12-15-2005, 10:45 AM
Gave myself a good true first thing in the morning, naked weighing today... 195. I guess thats good in the scheme of the last two weeks. But poor in the scheme of the last two months.

I'm still thinking about competing and theres a show I need to look into thats in pittsburgh on july 22nd I believe. I want to do a show just a pretty small one. I'd likely get my ass handed to me in any signifigant show.

I'm also beginning to get uncomfortable with my bf%. It's gotta be 15-16%. I know I can lose it, I just hate being at it for the current time. I hate the way my face looks, I look like a completely different person and feel ugly all the time. I'm still going to continue to bulk. Mostly because if I were to cut now I'd probably hit about 8% by mid-late april. IMO, thats too early to get that lean. I like to be ~relatively~ lean throughout the summer. If I decided to compete that would leave 3 months to drop another 3%. If I decide not to compete I'd likely go no leaner than that. In which case I'd rather hit 10% by may and 8% by mid june. So for now I'll keep eating...

Here's a full body pic. I'm in desperate need of a tan. Last summer I had a good one and it's amazing the definition it brings out.

Behemoth
12-15-2005, 05:40 PM
working out calves and abs makes me want to shoot myself in the face

rotary calf press
100x8
200x9
200x9
200x8
400x7 both legs duhh
400x6
380x7
380x6
dropset: 300x6

crunch machine
100x8
175x6
170x7
170x6.5

wtd leg tucks
+35x9
+35x7

gym notes
i hate this day so much i almost dont even care abotu having calves or abs. i really dread doing this. so effin lame

diet yes its good

rest oh yes

ima go wreck mah truck inta sum treez in tha 4 wheal drive in dah woodz now

Stumprrp
12-15-2005, 06:21 PM
your lats are real big man nice

Behemoth
12-16-2005, 05:14 PM
posterior chain

deadlift
135x8
135x6
225x8
315x4
365x2
405x2
365x6
365x4

leg curl
175x9
180x7.5
180x5.5
dropset: 140x6.5

gym notes lotsssa warming up for my dead max. Considering I played it safe and overdid the warming up, and I got 2 at 405, and it didn't feel quite as heavy as I had expected I'd say my true max is a good 30lbs heavier. I'm pretty thrilled about hitting the 4pps though.

diet not so good

sleep not so good

rant yeah a huge one, but i don't have time to post it. i'll give you a sneak preview though. gym manager tells me to "stop powerlifting ill hurt myself" i tell him i bodybuild and he says no you dont only pler's DL. later while doing ham curls i told him hamstrings are a weak point that would probably be my biggest downfall in a comp. he then went on to tell me about this great exercise for them called sldl's... seriously... wtf

Behemoth
12-28-2005, 05:54 PM
welcome back kotter, err... rory

i had a hiatus. heres the scoop. started work with a different contractor last monday. commute was far and hours were longer (not to mention pay worse) so i wasnt going to have time to lift at night. i got up early to lift my monday back and was hating the morning. got to bb shrugs and went at it. felt shooting pains wraping from my spine to sternum for like a foot vertical. not so bad that i couldnt keep shrugging but it definetly wasnt right. i called that workout quits.

the rest of that week i had a sharp pain my chest whenever id breath in deep so i took it off. which was basically an excuse to avoid morning workouts.

christmas morning i woke up with some wierd ass shoulder issues, if you want in depth see this thread: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=73172

skipped monday and tuesdays because of that. shoulder never bothered me all day tuesday or wednesday at work so i went for my chest and tricep workout today. also note that im back to my regular job (thank God) and i can now resume evening workouts.

if you didn't read all that it can be summed up by this im a pussy and a procrastinator and should have been in the gym

Behemoth
12-28-2005, 05:57 PM
chest, triceps

db press
50x10
50x10
75x6
105x7.5
105x6
105x6

cable crossover
75x9
75x7
75x6
70x9

skulls
125x9
125x7
125x6

v-bar pushdowns
180x4.5
170x7

gym notes i also forgot to mention in my previous post that yesterday and today i've had a slight pain in my side. either lat or serratus, i can't tell because it's right where they overlap. i was definetly feeling this on my db presses. workout was ok. db presses suffered the break but everything else was up.

diet yeah right. i have a hard time eating right when i'm not working out. today was pretty good but lets not talk about the last week and a half

sleep no

KevinStarke
12-28-2005, 06:26 PM
nice workouts man, the deadlifts above were sweet and those skull crushers are great too man.

Behemoth
12-30-2005, 05:13 PM
calves and abs yesterday. gay as hell i know you don't want to read about it so im not posting it

Behemoth
12-30-2005, 05:15 PM
today

posterior chain

deadlift
135x8
135x8
225x6
315x6
365x2.5
365x3
315x8

leg curl
180x8
180x6
175x6
dropset: 135x6

gym notes my plan was to take the deadlift a little bit light seeing as how i'm having all these issues probably stemming from a bad back. i was going to shoot for 3 sets of 365 for 6. i got blown away on the first one, guess im not taking this day so light after all.

diet less than adequate

sleep plenty

Behemoth
12-30-2005, 05:18 PM
now my right pec is spasming

Stumprrp
12-30-2005, 08:55 PM
nice deads man

f=ma
12-30-2005, 09:22 PM
nice deads and benching man

Behemoth
12-31-2005, 01:04 PM
haha they're both down :rolleyes:

f=ma
01-02-2006, 02:00 PM
all my lifts are way down too.. my diet has been in the ****ter lately

happy new year bro

Behemoth
01-02-2006, 05:05 PM
thanks f=ma, happy new year to you also. what's your real name btw?

back, biceps, shoulders

lat pulldowns
80x10
80x8
190x7.5
190x5.5
180x5.5
dropset: 140x5.5

bb row
135x8
135x8
225x7
225x7
225x7

bb shrugs scared ****less to take these heavy after last time
315x15
315x14
315x14

preacher curls
75x4
65x9
65x7
65x8
65x6

dumbell lateral raises also weary to take heavy because of my shoulder pains
20x10
25x10
30x9
30x8

gym notes nothing spectacular but i had a blast training.

diet not good enough

sleep plenty

cphafner
01-02-2006, 07:39 PM
good looking back workout.

Behemoth
01-03-2006, 07:33 PM
Thanks cp. I know that I know you're real name but it's eluding me...

Behemoth
01-03-2006, 07:36 PM
quads

squats
135x10
225x8
315x4
315x4
315x4
295x6
295x4
245x20

gym notes that last set was unreal. hands down the hardest set of my life. by # 13 or 14 I thought I was done. I had stand there for 10 seconds and tell myself just one more all the way to 20.

diet fair

sleep i got only a couple of hours. i couldnt sleep because my shoulder was killing me all night. I think it's arthritis.

hot chicks sightings ya, 1.5

Bob
01-03-2006, 07:41 PM
Great WO Behemoth.. and image how many reps you could've done with a full night of sleep and no shoulder pain.. LOL.. probably 30.. and they we could read about your stomach contents on the gym floor.. LOL..

Behemoth
01-04-2006, 01:05 PM
Great WO Behemoth.. and image how many reps you could've done with a full night of sleep and no shoulder pain.. LOL.. probably 30.. and they we could read about your stomach contents on the gym floor.. LOL..

Haha thanks brother. 30 I don't know about. I was getting very, very close to complete muscular failure by 20 even with the extensive breaks up top. I thought I was going to puke after my shake but I held it down.

f=ma
01-04-2006, 01:59 PM
nice past few workouts bro, 245x20 on squats, really nice there

Behemoth
01-04-2006, 06:58 PM
tris and pecs

db press
50x10
50x10
105x9
105x6.5
105x6
105x5.5

cable crossovas
80x4.5
75x7
75x5.5

skulls
135x4.5!
125x7.5
125x6

cable v-bar pushdowns
175x7
175x5

gym notes good i guess.

diet one notch up from yesterday. still not quite where it needs to be though

sleep damn shoulder

misc notes i need a f'n haircut. i'm shaggy

hot chicks oh yeah

Behemoth
01-05-2006, 06:49 PM
calves and abs today. really not worth posting.

Behemoth
01-06-2006, 07:28 PM
posterior chain

deadlift
135x8
225x8
315x8
365x5
365x5
365x5

leg curl
190x5
180x7
180x7

gym notes really wanted to do a 5x5 on the deads but i had to really hold myself back. I still got pretty bad DOMS from tuesdays squats. ive had DOMS everywhere all week which is strange because I usually only have very light ones the day after, then they're gone.

diet pretty ok

sleep my shoulder hasnt bothered me the last two nights. hopefully it stays the F away. It did go away for a few days last week only to come back this week though :cry:

cphafner
01-06-2006, 07:32 PM
nice deads man.

f=ma
01-09-2006, 09:42 AM
very nice man. keep it up... youre already back up +2-3 reps @365 despite doms on the deads..

(btw, I'm tim. i saw you ask that and it completely glazed by me)

Behemoth
01-15-2006, 10:25 AM
Didn't update at all last week. School started but I still worked out.

Mondays back day - real good workout
tuesdays quads - first set of 315 dropped down and RIIIIIIIIIP. there went my boxers hardcore. finished the workout but was extreamly uncomfortable.
wednesdays chest - just sucked. was really rushed in between work and night class
skipped thursdays abs and calves
fridays deadlift - good. was going to do 385 5x5's. nailed the first set and had some more. second set gripped was limiting with only 3, then 2 on the third. dropped it back down to 315 after that for 10 before my grip failed again. I didn't think my grip was that weak, I'm gonna get some chalk because I don't want to strap DL's just yet.

overall diet - good
overall rest - actually very good

f=ma
01-15-2006, 01:34 PM
haha i ripped a pair of boxes one time doing bb lunges. i switched to boxer briefs that same week and have never looked back.. my boys need support

Behemoth
01-16-2006, 05:44 PM
back and biceps

lat pulldowns
80x8
80x8
200x6.5 (whole stack bitch :nod: )
190x6
180x7
dropset: 140x7

barbell rows
135x8
235x6.5
225x9
225x7
225x8

bb shrugs
365x9
365x8
315x14

preacher curls
85x6
75x11.5
75x8

gym notes that was that. real nice workout.

diet it has occured to me that im probably not gaining weight. i'm not really sure how i feel about that. i plan to start dieting in about a month (give or take) so I'm not sure what I want to do right up until then.

sleep plenty

now i must write my first college paper

cphafner
01-16-2006, 06:02 PM
Nice back day. I ripped open my boxers last week doing DB lunges.

Behemoth
01-17-2006, 05:49 PM
Todays should have been quad day. But it was more or less a wasted day.

squats
135x8
135x8
225x8
315x2.5
225x22

leg x
300x6
300x6
300x6

gym notes for the last 2 weeks or so i've had a little pain in my thigh to ab region when squatting and doing hanging leg lifts, i think it's my tensor fasciae latae. today it was really bad. really bothering me on the squats. I cant blame all the decline on it, i just felt really weak today. but after my weak set of 315 i went easy on it. I think i'll do a lot of stretching and light exercises of it throughout the week. if its not feeling better next week i'll take quad day off.

Behemoth
01-19-2006, 05:21 PM
I switched calves/abs and chest/tris. calves are now on wednesday and chest is now on thursday. im not posting yesterdays calves because it was gay. i need to find new exercises, i have no motovation for that day.

Behemoth
01-19-2006, 05:28 PM
today was a badass chest and tricep workout

dumbell presses
50x10
50x10
115x7
115x5
105x7.5
105x5.5

lying cable flat flys done from dumbell bench duh
60x6.5
60x7
50x7.5
50x7
dropset: 30x7

skullcrushers
135x6 :bang: see note
135x5
125x8

close grip bench done just inside the grips, 6" between hands
155x8
175x8
175x7

gym notes real good workout. switched some stuff around and added a tad of volume. i was real suprised that i got that many reps on the close grips considering all the prefatigue my tris had. I bet i could get a good set of 200lbs or so completely fresh. anyhow the workout was a blast. ridiculous pump right now, i bet my arms measure close to 17" and if I knew how to measure my chest properly i'm sure it'd be way over what it actually is too.

:bang: angry man note. during that set of skulls i got a calf cramp like the second rep in. i kept going but it kept getting worse and worse, i think if i could have concentrated i could have had 1 maybe 2 more reps on that set. when i finished i propped my leg up and tried to stretch it and it increased 10 fold. i actually almost passed out, my face got blood red and i was cover in sweat within 10 seconds. it was unreal. then it went away

Stumprrp
01-19-2006, 05:43 PM
very strong DB presses man

f=ma
01-19-2006, 05:46 PM
nice lifting man.. keep it up

Behemoth
01-20-2006, 05:48 PM
posterior chain

deadlift
135x8
225x
315x8
385x6
385x4
365x6 grip
315x10.5 grip

leg curls
190x5.5
180x4

calves were cramping like mad on the curls. actually dropped the weight from the top on the 180x4. wanted to do quite a few sets but my gay calves couldn't take it.

Stumprrp
01-20-2006, 05:55 PM
grip problems are gay but still stong, i suggest these glove things this guy let my try, they strap to your wrist like a glove but got a thick piece of rectangular rubber that u put around the bar slightly and grip with your hand, there awesome!

f=ma
01-21-2006, 09:56 AM
nice deads again.. have you tried chalk or an ecco ball?

Behemoth
01-21-2006, 04:49 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna get some chalk just as soon as I can find some. Does anyone know if dicks or gnc would carry it? I don't like the idea of using gloves or straps for deads.

KevinStarke
01-21-2006, 05:02 PM
If theres an EMS around you go there, thats where I get mine, 1.29 a block.

Behemoth
01-21-2006, 05:08 PM
Whats an EMS?

f=ma
01-21-2006, 05:19 PM
probaby eastern mountain sports

i bet dicks would have it.. just give em a call first

Behemoth
01-23-2006, 07:04 PM
them thurr back muscles and biceps cuz tha ladiez luv tha bicepz when they get hyooge

lat pulldowns
90x8
90x8
200x7
190x6
170x8
dropset 140x4

chest supported row
155x5
135x8
135x7
dropset: 90x6

DB shrugs
120x10
120x11
120x12

preacher curls
85x8
85x7
85x5.5
75x10

gym notes whatup bitch

diet yeah it starts in a few weeks. bittersweet. i enjoy eating, but i cant wait to be ripp-ed. still unsure about competing.

slepe yeah i sleep

f=ma
01-23-2006, 07:06 PM
very nice man, strong as hell as usual

how are those dropsets treating you? pretty effective?

Behemoth
01-23-2006, 07:19 PM
very nice man, strong as hell as usual

how are those dropsets treating you? pretty effective?

beats me, i just like doing them haha.

cphafner
01-23-2006, 08:16 PM
good back workout. Enjoy the last few weeks, cutting suckz!

GNC will not have chalk, I doubt Dick's will either. I went to a equipment store nearby.

Behemoth
01-26-2006, 05:25 PM
thanks conner

skipped tuesdays quads because my (believed to be) tensor fasciae latae is still giving me trouble.

here is yesterdays calves and abs, completely redone and it was much funner.

standing calf raises off block on smith
90x8
140x8
160x8
180x8
180x6
160x7

seated calf off block on smith
90x8
180x8
270x6

weighted decline situps with the plate held on my head like a hat
BWx8
10x8
25x10
25x10
25x10

gym notes like a said, much more fun than the gay machines. felt good too. this was pretty much a trial workout trying to find what weights to use. I think I found them all.

diet im sure a little above maintance. diet starts in roughly 2 weeks so im not counting yet but am going to slowly back off until about maintance.

sleep not the best.

Behemoth
01-26-2006, 05:38 PM
todays chest and triceps

db press
50x8
50x8
115x7
115x6
105x9
105x6
supersetted with dips: BWx12

lying cable fly
60x6
55x7.5
50x10
50x8

skullcrushers
135x6.5
125x7.5

close grip bench press
185x8
195x7
185x7

gym notes loving this workout. i looked forward to it all week and already can't wait for next weeks.

funnys So there's this slow guy that works out at the gym every now and then that I know of as "Mr B.". The only reason I know this is because the gym manager has to constantly tell him not to get under the barbell he loads up with 2pps that he could never hope to push/squat whatever. Although I've never spoken with him he seems to be a friendly man. He's about 5'3" 30 years old and always a smile on his face. Anyhow, today he was particularly entertaining. First thing I noticed was he went over the the rowing apparatus (pretty much a t-bar row that you stand on two small foot platforms). He didn't put any weight on it but when he got over it to lift it he would pull up to his chest nice and smooth, then slam the mf'er down with all he had making a huge CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! haha, pretty goofy to see. Then later I caught him over in the corner with a medicine ball. He had it over his head doing tricep extension like movements with many variations yelling out football terms. BLUE 7 RED 4 GO NOW! DOWN DOWN RED 11! HUT WIDE BLUE 4 BLUE 4! A lot of it was really incoherent and didn't sound like football jargon, but your guess is as good as mine as to what he was saying. And the best for last, while I was midset in a set of cable flys I hear him yell "DONNIE IRIS". Donnie Iris was a 2 hit wonder from somwhere in the 80's who lives around here locally. I let a huge "pffff" of laughter, I couldn't help it. Knowing that the song on the radio was collective soul and indeed not Donnie Iris I was hoping maybe he had for some odd reason come into the gym. When I finished my set he was definetly not... I'm not sure why he yelled that but I'm quite glad he did.

I'm not trying to make fun of this guy, just enjoying his goofy antics. Regardless I'll probably burn.