View Full Version : Skinny, Going for Big!

08-10-2005, 02:31 PM
Ok, so I guess I'm gonna start a journal. Seems like a good way to keep myself motivated. So, I'll post my meals and workouts every so often, and feedback/constuctive criticism is definantly welcome. Today, so far for meals I've had:


3 eggs scrambled
1 english muffin with pb
16 oz. milk w/ 2 scoops whey protein



Chicken Pot Pie
1 can tuna on whole wheat bread

And thats where I am for meals today, but my workout today was back, so here it is:

DB Upright Rows - 3 x 10
35's x 10
40's x 10
45's x 10

Lat Pulldowns - 3 x 8
100 x 10 (too light)
120 x 8
130 x 8

BB Shrugs - 3 x 8
145 x 8
165 x 8
185 x 8

Deadlift (first time ever doing it)
135 x a whole bunch
185 x 4
205 x 1

Cleans - 2 x 5
110 x 5
125 x 5

So yeah, thats what I've done so far today.

08-10-2005, 03:19 PM
Should be eating more than that. Each meal should have at least 30 g of protein +/- a few g here and there. 1 g of protein per lb. of bodyweight spread out over six or seven meals. Strive for about 200+ g of protein a day, prob 3500 cal.

Do deads first in the workout; you'll feel the difference.

Take a look at WBB #1 for starters. Seems like too much volume for an initial back session.

And good luck.


08-10-2005, 04:19 PM
Hrm, well my meals posted there add up to over 2k calories, and 150grams of protein. I've been eating 3-3.5k calories a day w/ anywhere from 150-300 grams of protein a day, so maybe you just looked at it wrong? The eggs have 20 g protein, the pb has like 8, the bread has a few, the tuna has almost 40, the protein shake has like 56 including the milk and the pot pie has 670 calories and 20 g of protein.

But thanks for the advice. I know I need to eat alot, and I'll scale back how many exercises I do for back. Which ones should I cut out of my work out?

08-10-2005, 04:41 PM
Every meal (including snacks) should have some kind of protein in it, is what I meant. Your mileage may vary.

I'm not certain what your goals are -- apart from getting big, that is. I would ditch the cleans. Maybe sub in chins instead of pulldowns. Maybe sub in barbell or t-bar or other type of rows instead of dumbbell uprights. Move deads to the beginning, then chins. Shrugs are last.

You are warming up for your deads, correct? 135 to 185 is a huge jump in my opinion. Then again, I'm extremely conservative when it comes to deadlifts, so get other ppl's advice.

Otherwise seems fine.