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PoutineEh
11-21-2005, 10:26 PM
Quick stats:
Age: soon to be 19
Height: 5'9"
I am about to finish my first year of college.

Some measurements:
1/10/06
left bicep (non-dominant)
unflexed: 12.5 in
flexed: 13.75 in
chest: 37in

4/18/06
left bicep
unflexed: 13.25 in
flexed: 14.75 in
chest: 40in

weight:
1/11/06 - 175.5
2/8/06- - 180.1
3/13/06 - 181.7 ~start of crazy bulk
3/24/06 - 189.7
3/27/06 - 188.8
4/16/06 - 197.7
roughly a 17 lb. gain from a month ago.

A little history of me-
In middle school, I wasnt fat, but I also wasnt skinny. I was somewhere in between. Then between the beginning of sophmore to the end of junior year in high-school, my weight shot up from about 160 to roughly 190. I can safely say it was roughly 80% fat because I did no weight lifting and just played high-school club hockey. Summer going into senior year I just tried to lose as much weight as I could by doing cardio and weight lifting. I got back down to about 170 lbs. I stayed roughly this weight my senior year and kept learning about weight lifting and trying to weight lift about 3 times a week.

A month or so before I started college last year, I decided to get "serious" about weight lifting, or atleast what I thought was serious. I started college at about 176 lbs. I tried my first "bulk" then but I had a crappy routine and I only put on about 4 lbs. when i weighed myself at thanksgiving. During December, I went on a horrible cut, where looking back, I realized I was only probably getting about 100g of protein a day which was very dumb of me. I lost mostly muscle and then was back where i started at the end of December at 176 lbs.

decision to eat like crazy-
After winter break, I began to keep track of my weight. Between 1/13/06 to 3/13/06, i went from 176.6lb to 181.7 lb. I decided to throw out my crappy routine at this point (3/13/06) and just eat like a madman until school gets out at the end of April and then cut as best I can the whole summer so I can have a good base to work with for the next school year. I picked up the 'baby got back' routine at this time and started eating like crazy from 3/13/06 until today, 4/18/06. Definitely had strength gains and I am enjoying the routine thus far. As my weight above shows, after starting baby got back and eating a ton, I gained roughly 17 lb during the last month.

Future plans-
This summer, I wanna do a run of PSMF to lower my bf to about 14-16% and then do a regular cut with protein/carbs/fats with a maintainence-500 calory diet. I am going to start counting my calories for my diet and I will be keeping a journal when I start the diet. I am determined to do this cut right...



I know I put on a ton of fat bulking this fast, but I dont really mind because I just wanted to make sure I gained some muscle since I spent most of freshman year of college at roughly the same weight, +- 5 lbs. I will do a really good job of cutting this summer and preserve as much LBM as I can (I know PSMF isnt very good at this, but I want to just kick start my diet and see some fast results to encourage myself).

So here are some pictures. I just want to post them so I can have something to compare to when I cut this summer. I dont really see much change, but if anyone has some good comments to leave, I would be grateful. Thanks
I had a slight tan for the 2-19-06 pics and I also accidentally screwed around with the pictures contrast so they are darker then they should be.
Also, the pictures even though are about 2 months apart, are closer to what i looked like about 1-1.5 months apart because i went on spring break a few days after 2-19-06 for a week, came back and couldnt workout for ~1-2 weeks because i had to catch up on things.

tigo
11-22-2005, 01:21 AM
mm it might be better if you dont think about it as weight and more of BF%
cuz i havnt lost weight but i've dropped bf%

post your workouts and stuff in here.. its amazing what the encouragement and stuff can do for you

PoutineEh
11-28-2005, 07:31 AM
ok, its the monday after thanksgiving and my cut is beginning today
Date: 11/28/05
Current weight: 182.6lbs
Todays workout: chest
Bench-
1 set/5 reps- 135lbs
1/5 - 145lbs
1/5- 155lbs
1/5- 165lbs
1/5- 145lbs
1/3- 155lbs
1/3- 155lbs

PoutineEh
11-29-2005, 01:20 PM
tuesday 11/29/05
back-
cable rows:
1 set/5 reps: 150
1/5: 160
1/5: 170
1/5: 180
1/5: 160
1/5: 170
1/5: 180

also did ~20 mins running

PoutineEh
12-01-2005, 01:04 PM
wednesday 11/30/05
legs
squats (parallel)
1/5: 150
1/5: 160
1/5: 170
1/5: 180
1/5: 160
1/3: 170
1/3: 180

PoutineEh
12-07-2005, 10:19 PM
12/7/05 weight: 175.5 lbs (eek, i am about 6 lbs lighter... i hope its because i decided to weigh myself on a wednesday morning instead of monday morning. i also went off of creatine for 2 or 3 days which is a big contributer. also wasnt able to get to the gym for about 4 days because of midterms and i think i may have cut too many cals out during my first week. i hope next week i see about 180 lbs on the scale and everything will be fine.)
shoulders
standing military press:
1/5: 85
1/5: 90
1/5: 95
1/5: 105
1/5: 90
1/5: 95
1/5: 105

PoutineEh
12-09-2005, 07:29 AM
12/8/05
lower back
deadlifts
1/5: 195
1/5: 205
1/5: 215
1/5: 225
1/5: 205
1/5: 215
1/5: 225

also did cardio for 25 minutes. kept my heart rate at "fat burn"
burned 304 cals

PoutineEh
12-11-2005, 09:50 PM
12/10/05
chest
bench
1/3: 145
1/3: 155
1/3: 165
1/3: 145
1/3: 155
1/2: 165

PoutineEh
12-11-2005, 09:51 PM
12/11/05
back
chin-ups
1/3:bodyweight
1/4: BW
1/5: BW
1/3: BW
1/3: BW
1/3: BW

cardio: ~18 minutes HIIT
cals burned: 304

PoutineEh
12-12-2005, 04:57 PM
12/12/05
squats - as low as i can go
1/3:140
1/3:150
1/3:160
1/3: 170
1/3: 180
1/3: 180

cardio ~18 mins HIIT
cals burned: 200 cals

PoutineEh
12-16-2005, 08:10 PM
First 2 weeks or so of this cut arnet going like i had hoped. i havent been able to weigh myself in a while because ive been so busy. i also havent been eating like i should and lifting as often as i should since this semester is coming to an end. my last final is this monday, and then i have ~2 weeks off. holiday season should be a good test of how much self control i have with all the food that is going to be around during the holidays. ill be able to weigh myself and im hoping to keep a journal of my caloric intake for a week since i wont have to gestimate with cafeteria food at school...

anyway
12/16/05
standing military presses:
1/3: 905
1/3: 105
1/3: 115
1/3: 95
1/3: 105
1/3: 115

cardio ~18 mins interval training
cals burned: 243

PoutineEh
01-25-2006, 09:07 PM
alright, my cut was so-so for being my first one. i think i dropped about 8 lbs in a month which i think was too fast because i can feel my lifts weakening.

i decided in early january to go back on a slow bulk and shoot for a lb a week. so far its going pretty well (except for last week, i gained 3 lbs somehow (i think i was pigging out at meals too often)).

PoutineEh
01-25-2006, 09:11 PM
11/14/2005 - 179.6 lbs
11/21/05 - 182.7 lbs
11/28/05 - 182.6lbs

dropped to about 175 with my december cut.

beginning of january - ~18% bf (if i used my caliper from x-mas right)
1/11/06 - 175.5
1/18/06 - 176.7
1/25/06 - 179.7

first week of me watching my weight for jan. went pretty well. i think there is going to be some variation in my weight because i cant weigh myself on an empty stomach (i have all 8:30 or 9:00 am classes). so i guess it isnt too bad i am up 3 lbs from the previous week. i did feel like i ate like a pig for the previous week though...