View Full Version : Brickt's Success through Self-Loathing

12-23-2005, 03:46 AM
Been a closet lurker here at wbb for ages, decided I'd cut some teeth and start a journal and posting. So, this is my journal, there are many like it, but this one is mine. I probably won't be posting the numbers I'm pushing, but may do so later in the future. Think of this space as more of a rambling/banter/rage/tragedy log

Following posts are from last couple workouts/days.


Today marked the beginning of my second round of DC. I just finished a 5 week blast and reluctantly cruised for a week as I was dragging **** all over the place. Gonna be doing the usual routine and stuff again, the execcises of which I am too lazy to list now, but rest assured, audience, they are the fun ones.

My order from www.ultimatephysique.com.au (Australian Online Store) arrived this morning - green tea caps, sesamin, and Metaslim B2 (a popular Aussie stimulant/fb) I dropped two GT/strong coffee before heading to the gym, and with my stimulant tolerance comparable with that off a 12 month old chimp, these blew my head.right.the.fk.off. I was in a world of my own in the gym, a world of crazy eye twitching and sporatic 'are-you-crazy-like?' rambling with my fellow gym monkeys. Pulled 3 PR's, I did, and maintained on 2. Workout was awesome, I cannot wait to try Metaslim B2 before my Wed session.

Incline Smith Bench [+Weight] PR
Standing Military Press [+Weight] PR
Skullcrushers [Maintained]
WG Lat Pulldown [Maintained]
Rack Pulls [+Weight] PR

That is all.

12-23-2005, 03:47 AM

Not many things can beat a nice, thick slab of cow for breakfast. I dunno what Francis Ford Coppola was sniffing during the direction of 'Apocalypse Now,' but
the aroma of succulent medium-rare beef wafting through the house first thing in the morning is goddamn sensational. Anyways, got some quite welcome DOMS throughtout my upperbody/lowerback which hopefully will not interfere with my metaslim powered squats tomorrow. Not much else to add, just chilling to some Sonata Artica whilst watching Wife Swap U.S.A (THIS SHOW IS ABSOULUTE ****IN' COMEDIC GOLD) Oh, and, if I am not blessed with some quality slumber tonight, I shall be rather pissed.

Insomnia is fun!

12-23-2005, 03:51 AM

So today is the end of a 6 day work bender, now for three days rest/eating/training... then it's Christmas and.. more eating. Sweet. Woke up horribly early this morning (6am - yeah, shutup ) but, amazingly, I wasn't tired at all, even with only 6ish hours sleep. Awesome. Sometimes I swear I'm indesfrigginstrutable. The rest of the time I'm weak, skinnyfat and about as powerful as Kate Moss. Oh well.

2 GT/2.5ml Metaslim/1000 calories later I'm at the gym.

BB Curls [+2R] PR
Wrist Curls [Maintained]
Seated Calf Raises [+2R] PR
Seated Leg Curl [+6R] PR
Squats [+2.5Kg HeavySet] PR, [+5R WM] PR (Failed horribly on the 17th last time round)

Not bad at all, I must admit, considering the previous easy week.

Ok. Off to Kong now. Caio.

12-23-2005, 03:51 AM
To those who have not seen King Kong, I highly recommend you to do so. I usually tend to steer well clear of the mass-marketed, “Hollywood Epic” genre, but, Peter Jackson's Kong is a worthy remake of the original. Whilst he may not be the best director in the world, he sure is damn entertaining.

However, well-meaning parents, trying to enlighten their offspring to the wonder of film, do NOT attempt to do so with King Kong! FOR, It is: 1) a DAMN long film, clocking in at around 3 hours. 2) at times, friggin’ terrifying, in absolutely every literal sense of the word. Aracnophobics beware. 3) quite complex, utilizing some rather mature themes.

Please, if you intend to see King Kong, do so now, on the big screen. Viewing it anywhere else would be an injustice to its awesomeness. 4/5 Bigass Bananas

Whilst I’m on the topic of film etiquette (sorta), here is "Brickt’s Official Rules of Theater:”

1) The film theater is not a social club. Refrain from talking.

2) The film theater is not an all you can eat buffet. Refrain from purchasing anything that cannot be consumed in a manner that doesn’t remind me of a car wreck.

3) The film theater is not a baby sitter’s club. However cute/adorable/talented your baby may indeed be, it’s crying/gibberish/questions

"Is the monkey a girl or a boy, mummy?’
"It’s a girl monkey, jimmy; a lesbian girl monkey in an erotic jungle fever romp with Noami Watts."

Almost makes me want to spew SIDS from my eyes.

12-23-2005, 03:52 AM
23/12: A tale of Rain, Grueling Reps, and a Giant Japanese Powerlifter named Tomo

Wow. Let me say that again. ****. Wow. What a workout.

I awoke to see the sky dark; black, angry clouds hung low over the land, the air bitter and bleak. I consumed two meals and headed for the gym, just as the rain started to fall. Little did I know what was in store for me.

The next hour was the most soul destroying workout I have ever experienced. I had to take an odyssey to hell and back for each and every rep, and the extreme stretches were complete and utter agony, like every fiber of my being was being punished by Belial and Baal. However, I decimated the logbook into oblivion; retribution for my suffering.

During the workout, a man I had never seen entered the gym. And by 'man,' I mean the biggest goddamn person I have ever encountered. Japanese in appearance, he headed over to the squat rack, and within 10 minutes, was front squatting more weight than I have ever seen on a bar before. This man was a a machine. (And an absolute inspiration at that) I could not resist introducing myself to him, and I soon learnt that this man, Tomo, was an ex-powerlifter, with 12 years experience. Awesome. He was a real friendly guy, too.

Decline Smith Press [+2.5KG] PR
Smith Seated Press [+5R] PR
Reverse Bench [+3R] PR
CG Supine Pulldown [First time for this exercise] PR
Deadlifts: Heavy Set - Maintained [Disappointed, form sucks, gonna lower weight]
Deadlifts: Light Set - [+2.5KG] PR


A very memorable workout, would have been absolutly sensational had my deadlifts been better. Oh, well, still very happy.

Diet: A ****load of calories
Workout: Gym
Mood: Smokin'

Clifford Gillmore
12-23-2005, 05:01 AM
Welcome to wbb :) Where from Aus are you man?

12-23-2005, 05:44 AM
N Qld

Clifford Gillmore
12-23-2005, 05:56 AM

12-23-2005, 06:41 AM
Welcome aboard Brickt...
Aus is a great place.. went there for the 1st time this summer.. only got to see NSW though...

Is Tomo's last name Barkovic? If so, he has some impressive lifts for a man in his late 50's or so..
From the 1996 European PL Championships:
Tomo Barkovic@46 yrs old from sweden - bodyweight 99.1kg 265.0kg Bench 182.5kg DL and 270.0kg Squat for a total of 717.5kg = 1,581.81 lbs

12-25-2005, 07:24 PM
It would be awesome if that were the same Tomo, but nah, he didn't look 45~, more like 30.

Yeah, Aus is a nice place, you should come to QLD (Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast)

12-25-2005, 07:33 PM
26/12 - Merry X-Mas for Yesterday!

Hope you all had a good day and the gift givers were plentiful and generous.

Attempted to go Boxing Day sales shopping today, due to boredom as my gym was closed for 2 days - WTF IS THAT ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME SMALL?? Was in Myers for about 15 minutes before I decided the last threads of my sanity were worth more than the 50% discount on sweet hoodies. The hordes of wannabe desperate househives was horrendous. But, I did see a very hot girl I used to go to school with, made even more awesome by the fact that various softcore porn pics of her were found by my friends, through the wonders of the intarweb. Made my day, that did. :hump:

That is all. Enjoy.

Clifford Gillmore
12-25-2005, 07:57 PM
I went to supercheap and got me some bullet clips.

On another note, my home gym kicks ass. Adjustable squat rack/dip station, Incline/decline bench. That is all you need to every lift, aside from chins, I have a nice rafter for that.

12-25-2005, 08:03 PM
What are bullet clips?

Goddamn, I would love a homegym. No curlers, no soccer mums, no wife beaters, no nice slow ballads, no 1/4 reps, no posers. I could go on and on.

Clifford Gillmore
12-25-2005, 08:12 PM
Male and female electrical clips, the male is shaped like a bullet. I'm using for my stereo install.

12-25-2005, 08:33 PM
Hey bro welcome to wbb and merry christmas :D

Just curious, why not post your numbers in your workouts?

12-25-2005, 08:33 PM
Oh, btw, do you document your diet? I'd like to see what a fellow aussie eats / supplements with?

For non aussies: Aus has strict laws about supps etc. No ephadrine, yohibine etc etc Sucks.

Clifford Gillmore
12-25-2005, 09:39 PM
I don't really document my diet, thats a job 2006. As far as a standard day goes something like

1; Bowl of cereal (Sultana Bran or similar), Weight Gainer shake
2; Weight gainer shake, Sausage roll/sandwich of sorts + two pieces of fruit
3; Shake
4; shake and sandwich, ham and salad
5; Pre and Post workout Shakes
6; Dinner (variable)
7; Shake before sleep.
**Handful of peanuts or flax seed oil with every shake.

I use BSC Mass Monster Choc toffee, a multi vit., Anabolic Colustrum (Growth factors IGF1/2), and creatine.

12-26-2005, 09:52 PM
27/12 - The End is Nigh

Sighclops. That time of the year again. New Years. I don't think I will be able to handle the armies of soccer mums on "2006 Weight Loss Programs" at my gym, so I'm pondering working out very early, to beat the newbie rush. Thinking about setting my alarm for 4am, downing a whey+oat shake quickly, going back to sleep til 6, then hitting the gym.

Today's workout was pretty sweet. Despite the hordes of people, crappy music, and narcissists, (some guy was in the yoga room, shirt off, flexing his abs in the mirror? :bang: ) I managed to annihilate the logbook. Details are as follows, my friends:

Cable Curls [+9R] PR
Reverse Cable Curls [+7R] PR
Donkey Calf [+2.5KG] PR

Light Set [+5KG] PR
Heavy Set [+5KG] PR

Hack Squat
Light Set [+2.5KG] PR (Failed on 18th)
Heavy Set [+5KG] PR (**** Form )

Today's unconsential logbook fornication was proudly brought to you by Meshuggah - Straws Pulled At Random (http://www.meshuggah.net) If you are a fan of Heavy Metal type music, do check out Meshuggah. Absolutly insane Swedish musicians, these guys kick serious ass. Take your favourite metal band, add a dash of lunacy, stir in some brilliant muscianship skills and then knock it up a notch. BAM! Meshuggah.

Anywayas, workout would have been A+ in my books if my form wasn't a tad dodge on the Hacks. C'est vie.

12-26-2005, 10:12 PM
Well, I'll take narcissists over the noobs in New Year.

I am SOOOO not looking forward to the rush ...

Clifford Gillmore
12-27-2005, 04:56 AM
Messugah are fantastic. As for the new years influx, I may join up if my local does a decent deal. Maybe. Or buy more plates.

12-28-2005, 07:58 PM
29/12 - Pain is for the Weak. I am in Pain. Therefore, I am Weak.

5-6hrs sleep, Pezuzu wrecking hellish DOMS in my hams, nausea and gnawing stomach.

Ugh. Today is a bad, bad day. I feel like utter ****. Woke up way to early, starving and feeling like I hadn't slept or eaten in days, my eyes burning and my stomach churning. No amount of caffine or food could alleviate my ailements.

Regardless, today I started my new 4 day split:

Thursday: Chest, Shoulders, Tris (Today)
Friday: Biceps, Forearms, Back Width & Thickness
Monday: Calves, Hams, Quads
Tuesday: Chest, Shoulders, Tris

...if that makes any sense at all.

Incline Press [+4R] PR
Standing Military Press [+1R] PR, but +1 rep is pathetic.
Skullcrushers [+0] Maintained

I have never felt so ill in the gym before, every rep summoning bile to my mouth. I am thankful that for this split, for if I had to do rackpulls today, I would have done a Regan MacNeil all over the place. So here I am now, slowly sipping my shake, trying to hold it all down.


Anyhows, I picked up Silent Hill 2 for XBOX the other day. 2nd hand and on special, score. This game, combined with insomnia, is going to ensure that I never sleep again. Joy.

Also, I ****ing hate ****'s that waste my time, trying to reverse their cars into carparks. **** you.

That is all, I'm going to ring the ER now.

12-28-2005, 08:06 PM
yeah, meshuggah is unreal. cool journal man.

12-29-2005, 02:28 PM
Had you heard of Meshuggah previously? What albums pick your fancy?
Thanks for the journal props :cool:

12-29-2005, 07:38 PM

I'm feeling awesome today, the antithesis of yesterday, where I felt like I was going to die. Got to the gym only to find that the ****ers were closing in 25 minutes; penultimate day of 2005, my ass. Ended up mucking around just with some rack pulls, going fairly light, which was probably a good idea seeming as I'm riddled with some wicked DOMS.

Anyhows, I've been seriously thinking about my split, and I've decided to drop DC training. It is an insanely brutal program, and that, coupled with insomnia, stress, caffine overdosing and the mysterious mental disdorder I'm sure I'm harbouring, is deep frying my CNS. Been lurking around some threads and gonna start something along these lines. Probably add some isolation exercises for the ego, too.

Upper 1
BB Flat Press
Standing MP
Supine Grip Pulldowns
BB Rows

Lower 1
Narrow Stance Squats
Standing Calf Raise

Upper 2
DB Incline Press
Seated DB MP
Rack Chins
V-Bar Rows

Lower 2
Wide Stance Squats
Rack Pulls
Seated Calf Raise


12-29-2005, 09:23 PM
How much do you weigh?
How old are you?
How Tall?
What are your goals?

12-29-2005, 10:51 PM
Ok, wasn't gonna post this, but will now.

I'm nearly 19, starting lifting when I was about 16. At my highest I was about 74kg~ lean, at 5'11. However, I developed depression during my senior years at school, and with that came the usual problems. I had no motivation to lift, so I didn't. I had no appetite, so I didn't eat much at all. I pretty much was a shell.

I dropped down to about 62kg~ and lost all gains I had ever made. Working **** out slowly, I started lifting again seriously at 4 months ago, and I'm about 69kg, lean.

Goals (Short):
Get back up to 75kg~.
Get stronger than I was at said weight.
Be happy.

90kg, lean.
Strong as a ****ing ox.


EDIT: From my other posts, you can now see why I get so pissed off at 'hardgainers.' EAT FOOD YOU IDIOT.


12-30-2005, 06:09 AM
I is my favorite song/album from them, and i like chaosphere the best aside from that, destroy erase improve is good too.

Clifford Gillmore
12-30-2005, 07:30 AM
Stegnah. That is all.

Lifts are looking good for only 4 months after a hiatus, you training exp. Was pretty similar to mine, and I'm also 19.

12-30-2005, 03:03 PM
I is insane, man!

Risky Business
And Stengah is ****ing incredible. My internet username was was also Stengah for a long time, too :)

Although, fellas, my all time fav. has got to be Future Breed Machine, or New Millenium Cyanide Christ.

01-01-2006, 01:04 AM
01/01/2006 - My ****ing Year

Firstly, Happy New Year, I'm really ****ing glad the old one has died. It sucked.
2006, however, is going to kick ass. I'm going to gain atleast 15kg, really up my strength, and accomplish other junk like reading cool books about psychology and stuff.

The start of the New Year reaps a new diet and split. Diet is 100% clean (not because I'm anal, but because I am so used to it). High Protein, High Fats (All types, barring trans) Moderate Good Carbs. About 3000cal a day or so.

The new split is 4 day upper/lower, and is very similar to what is written a few posts back, by moi.

To those aiming to bulk up, good luck and may the food be in plentiful and cause incredible gains. To those trying to lose fat, good luck and may the abs sustain you whilst your gut wrenches and writhes around in a state of starved choas. Have a great year, chaps.

04-10-2006, 10:42 PM
whats going on have you quit? or jsut not using your journal?

04-10-2006, 10:48 PM
No, I'm still a very active bb and wbb member, I just don't currently have a journaley thingey. Maybe later ;)