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midee1
04-02-2003, 07:09 PM
First let me introduce myself.

34 year old male wanting to get in better shape

Quit smoking Jan 2002. Ballooned from 218 to 242 lbs.

Decided to do something about it Oct 2002

Bought a membership to the area YMCA and started light due to back problems.

Worked out my own routine. Then found this site. Decided to use WBB #1 to start.

I us a Monday Wednesday Saturday split as follows:
Monday Legs due to having the day off
Wednesday Chest and back
Saturday triceps and biceps

Working on the diet now
Trips to Y may be a little odd in the spring being that I have 3 boys ages 15,8 and 6 that are playing baseball.

I am open to any help or suggestions.

Sorry this was so long winded but I had to get all the details in.

Peace:cool:

Isaac Wilkins
04-02-2003, 07:11 PM
Best of luck, and keep poking around. You'll find all kinds of information here!

midee1
04-02-2003, 07:38 PM
Weight is now back to 215:clap:

David
04-02-2003, 07:46 PM
Let me be the first one to :spam: your journal!

It's a tradition on here to do that, just so you know! ;)

midee1
04-02-2003, 07:51 PM
Triplep: Thanks that kinda makes the old man feel welcome!
:thumbup:

midee1
04-03-2003, 04:59 AM
well here goes day 1 of actual working out!

Flat Bench: 135x6-8x3
Incline Bench: 125x6-8x3
Machine Dips: 90lb counterweight 6-8x3
Db rows: 45'sx6-8x3
Wide Grip machine chins: 110lb counterweightx6-8x3
Db Shrugs: 60'sx10x1
Hyperextensions: 10x3
Good Mornings: 65x6x2

Chest feels a little sore this morning.:)

Lats do not feel anything from the chins
I may need to add an exercise or 2

Back hurts like hell from the good mornings. and not a good hurt. Maybe I should watch doing these.:(

Getting stronger and feeling better.

Sleep-7.5 hours

Diet- Iffy but getting better

Well gotta go time to get the Kids to school and me to work!

Peace!

midee1
04-04-2003, 06:39 PM
Diet sucks I could really use some suggestions.:help:

tomorrow in back and bicep day!:)

bradley
04-05-2003, 07:59 AM
Post your average daily diet and I will be happy to offer some suggestions. Congrats on the starting the journal:)

Ironman8
04-05-2003, 08:50 AM
Congrats on quiting smoking!

Skillz
04-05-2003, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by Ironman8
Congrats on quiting smoking!

i agree, good job! and good luck with the journal

Skillz

runt
04-05-2003, 10:59 AM
Welcome to the journals. Dont' feel old, I'm 43. Good looking workouts and congrats on stopping smoking.

midee1
04-05-2003, 06:24 PM
Thanks on the quitting smoking. My wife and I both did it together so now we work out together.

Bradley: I will start posting my diet shortly.

Runt: Thanks I have been reading the journals and everyone seemed so young. I'm glad there are some more mature ones here LOL>:D

midee1
04-05-2003, 07:41 PM
Diet was lousy today

I went on a eating frenzy. here goes:

Breakfast: 3 bec biscuits and coffee

Lunch: Half a pizza and dew

Dinner: Grilled chicken salad

Snack: Oreo flurry

God I feel terrible

Tomorrow has to get bettertuttut

midee1
04-06-2003, 04:23 PM
Sleep: about 7 hours. Darn kids

Diet:
Meal 1: 2 eggs, hashbrowns and coffee

Meal 2: Cereal, skim milk and 30 oz water Preworkout

Meal 3: Cheese and canadian bacon sandwich, skim milk and special K cereal bar

Meal 4: Spaghetti and meat sauce

Military press: 3x6-8 100lbs
Seated dumbell press: 2x6-8 45's
Standing lateral raises: 2x10 20's

Narrow grip bench press: 3x6-8 140lbs
WHY IS MY FLAT BENCH AND CLOSE GRIP THE SAME??:confused:
Lying Skull crushers: 3x6-8 80lbs

Barbell curls: 2x6-8 80lbs
Hammer curls: 2x8-30's

Dips: 40lb counterweight 2x6-8

Shoulders feel about the same tri's feel great

bradley
04-07-2003, 03:37 AM
Here are some general guidelines that might help you with your diet:

Get approximately 1g of protein per lb. of bodyweight and divide this amount evenly over 5-6 meals per day. Don't skip out on the healthy fats in your diet. Things like nuts, natural peanut butter, olive oil, flax oil, and fish oil are all good sources of healthy fats. Eat carbs that are low on the glycemic index, except postworkout which should be high glycemic index carbs.

From the diet you listed above it looks as though you could use more fat in your diet. I would recommend about 25-30% of your daily cals from fat. Also protein could also be a little low.

Some good low GI carbs are things like oats, sweet potatoes, veggies, beans, whole wheat bread etc.

Are you eating anything postworkout?


WHY IS MY FLAT BENCH AND CLOSE GRIP THE SAME??

Must have some strong triceps:). This is not uncommon and I wouldn't worry about it too much. Are you performing any type of isolation movement for your chest?

midee1
04-07-2003, 06:50 AM
Bradley,

Quote:
Eat carbs that are low on the glycemic index, except postworkout which should be high glycemic index carbs.

Need some suggestions of post workout food.


Also skipped the cooking with olive oil and a little cheese on the spaghetti.:rolleyes:

Also no specific isolation move for my chest.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

MonStar
04-07-2003, 07:41 AM
My flat BB press strength and CG BB press strength are almost the same too midee, dont even worry about it. All that means is that you have strong triceps, so its a good thing. Keep up the hard work man.

midee1
04-07-2003, 07:50 AM
Monstar,

Thanks I guess that was much ado about nothing.:D

midee1
04-07-2003, 03:51 PM
[B]LEG DAY YEA

Well I'm getting a late start to the gym due to my wife(and training partner) being lazy.tuttut

The kids are on spring break this week so it screws up the whole schedule. But she is working so hard to to the gym with me and she is trying to eat better. She is getting firmer:hump: We like firmer. So far she has lost about 15lbs with a goal to lose 30 more by december.

Sorry to bore you with this info but I am very proud of her accomplishments.

Will post leg day results later!

midee1
04-07-2003, 07:48 PM
Well here goes a Sh*tty Workout

Leg presses: 3x8 at 360 which is a pr for me:clap:

Squats: 3x6-8 at 135. Still weak but gettin better

Leg curls: 3x6-8 at 61lb Darn these hurt

Standing calf raises: 4x10 at 280


Here's where it all went wrong. Getting raedy for SLDL I was pumped and ready. Waited for my wife to finish her set loaded up the bar with a light set to warm up. Bent over to set it down and felt a heller muscle spasm. With my previous back problems I decided discretion was better than valor and I sulked out of the Gym and went to the friggin house. :mad:

Anyway I'm going to lay off till next week.

Sleep 8 hours

Diet still weak.

bradley
04-08-2003, 06:15 AM
Need some suggestions of post workout food

I prefer using something like dextrose along with some whey protein post workout. I use about 60g of dextrose postworkout along wih about 20g of whey protein. Some other high GI foods would be things like white bread, white rice, smarties candy, etc. Powdered gatorade is also popular for a postworkout drink. Getting in those high GI carbs along with some protein immediately after working out will help with recovery from your workouts.


Also no specific isolation move for my chest.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Something like dumbell flyes or a pec dec if your gym has one. The link below is an excellent source as far as exercise instruction:
www.exrx.net

Keep up the hard work and I think you made a good decision by calling it a day without performing the SLDL. No need to risk injury.

midee1
04-09-2003, 05:40 PM
Chest day:D

Flat bench: 3x6-8 140 (pr)
Incline bench: 3x6-8 115:mad:
Dips: 3x6-8 70lb counterweight

Wide grips chins: 3x6-8 110 counterweight weak but getting better

Dumbell rows: 3x6-8 50's
Shrugs: 1x10-130

Skipped any lower back stuff due to injury monday just to be safe

Sleep 6.5 hrs

Diet still weak but getting better.

midee1
04-13-2003, 08:58 AM
Well here goes Saturday's workout

Military press: 3x6-8@105
Standing lateral raises: 2x10@20's
Narrow grip bench: 3x6-8@145
These hurt my wrist any suggestions on form or grip?:help:

Lying french press: 3x6-8@80
Barbell curls: 2x6-8@80
Hammer curls: 2x8@30's
Assisted dips: 3x6-8 with 40lb assistance.
Narrow grip tricep press: 3x6-8@65
Rope tricep press: 3x6-8@100

My triceps fried. God that feels great.

Sleep about 6 hours:(

Diet ok till dinner and that Filet Mignon and Shrimp killed me:D

bradley
04-13-2003, 11:21 AM
What is the difference between the narrow grip bench press and the tricep press?


These hurt my wrist any suggestions on form or grip?

Have you tried using the cambered bar?

midee1
04-13-2003, 01:03 PM
Bradley'
Sorry the narrow press is a press down on a cable machine. Sorry for the lack of description.

midee1
04-14-2003, 04:48 PM
Leg day:D

here goes.

Leg presses: 4x6-8@370 these feel great.

Squats: 4x6-8@145. Still weak but getting better

leg curl: 3x6-8 @ 7 plates

Straight legged deads: 3x6-8@135 didn't want to push my luck with these as last week i bent over and pulled something. I had a bunch more in me and will move up next week.

Standing calf raises: 4x10@280

Well that's about it for leg day>

Diet: a lot better

Sleep: a lot worse:mad:

bradley
04-15-2003, 03:12 AM
Have you thought about going with squats first? I always try to get do the big compound movements first because I have the most energy at the beginning of the workout. Looks like a good leg workout midee1:thumbup:

Once you get used to the squats I am sure you will see a lot of progress. It took me a while to get comfortable performing squats and sometimes I am still leary of the heavy squats.

midee1
04-15-2003, 04:56 AM
Well Bradley here is the deal on the squats today. We usually do leg presses first to warm up then move to squats. But yesterday when we got to the gym there were 2 women at the squat rack. No problem I thought. We did leg presses as usual and they were still there. Then we moved to leg curls. They were still there but the problem was that as we watched them only one was working out the other was just there talking. The one working out would do a set and rest 5-10 minutes. So we ended up doing everything else and doing squats last.:mad:

Here's my feeling on this. If you are going to chat. Move to the walking track upstairs or call them at home. Don't loiter at the equipment all day.tuttut

And thanks for the compliments.

bradley
04-15-2003, 02:21 PM
Here's my feeling on this. If you are going to chat. Move to the walking track upstairs or call them at home. Don't loiter at the equipment all day.

Sounds like you ran into a couple of social butterflies or something:) At least they were done chatting in enough time to get the squats in.

Alke
04-15-2003, 03:27 PM
good luck on your goals!

I have the same feelings about people that hover over/around the squat rack/bench talking/chatting for 10 minutes before doing a set. And if you listen to what their talking about it is usually about how they are not getting the results they want lately and they cant figfure out what they should change in their routines to get better results. LOL uhm, let me think here - it couldnt be that they should spend more time exercising instead of talking could it?

midee1
04-15-2003, 06:55 PM
Yep Kenn and Bradley,

I by all means am not a huge hulking mass of muscle but I do have the decency to clean up after myself, re-rack my weights and get thru my sets without piddle a$$in around. All I want is the same respect. I know some people think that it is odd that I work out with a woman (my wife) but we are a very respectable couple in the gym. :D

midee1
04-16-2003, 07:07 PM
Well here goes chest day.:rolleyes:

Flat bench: 3x6-8@145 God these felt terrible. No energy?

Incline bench: 3x6-8@125 These sucked as well. No energy either.

Assisted dips: 3x6-8@60cw

Cable crossover: 3x6-8@80's Haven't done these in a while and they felt tight.

Wide grip pull down: 3x6-8@130

Narrow grip pulldown: 3x6-8@130 felt these in my lats real well.

Db rows: 3x6-8@50's

Shrugs: 1x10@130

Hyperextensions: 3x10

Diet: good and getting better:)

Sleep: Damn kids and school my internal alarm wakes me at 6:30 am whether I go to bed early or late. so about 6.5hrs sleep.

midee1
04-20-2003, 06:12 AM
Shoulder day.

Military press: 3x6-8@105 no progress on these. I need help getting my shoulders up to speed.:mad:

Standing lateral raises: 2x10@20's

Narrow grips bench: 3x6-8@140. I changed my grip a bit and no pain in the wrist.:)

Standing dumbell extensions: 3x6-8@40

Dips: 3x6-8@40 lb counterweight

Narrow grip tricep cable press: 3x6-8@65

Rope tricep cable press: 3x6-8@100

Barbell curls: 2x6-8@80

Hammer curls: 2x8@30's

Sleep: sucks
Diet: sucks needs help badly:(

Feeling really rushed in the gym today. Got off work at 3:30. Met the wife at the gym at 3:40. Had to push hard because we had a birthday party to be at at 5:30 and my middle son had baseball practice at 5:30. We got done but just barely. God I hate to rush.

As I'm writing this I am waiting my turn out of the 5 of us to get into the shower so we can go to church with the Mother-in-law.
Then we get to got to my sisters and be around a bunch of little kids.:help:

bradley
04-20-2003, 11:11 AM
Diet: sucks needs help badly

What kind of help does your diet need? What types of problems are you having?

midee1
04-20-2003, 02:59 PM
I Eat way to much crap.:mad:

With 3 kids It is hard to eat right. I need to find stuff to eat that is healthy and quick so I can eat between ball games and birthday parties.

bradley
04-21-2003, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by midee1
I Eat way to much crap.:mad:

With 3 kids It is hard to eat right. I need to find stuff to eat that is healthy and quick so I can eat between ball games and birthday parties.

The best remedy for that is planning IMO. Find some foods that are convenient to take along with you and eat on the run. I usually find things like sandwiches and protein bars to be easy to carry along with me.

midee1
04-21-2003, 02:11 PM
Leg day:)

Leg presses: 3x6-8@380

Squats: 3x6-8@155. getting better.

Leg curls: 3x6-8@7 plates

Straight legged deadlifts: 3x6-8@175 these felt great. I guess this is because I was asked to spot for a guy squatting 615lbs. So I didn't want to look to weak. These are up 40lbs from last week.

Standing calf raises: 2x10@260
1x10@280

Preacher curls: 3-6-8@75 with 6 second negative on last rep of each set.

sleep 8-8.5 hours

Diet: little better

bradley
04-21-2003, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by midee1
Straight legged deadlifts: 3x6-8@175 these felt great. I guess this is because I was asked to spot for a guy squatting 615lbs. So I didn't want to look to weak. These are up 40lbs from last week.


Was the guy testing a max or performing 615 for reps? That would have been quite a site:)

Nice work on the 40lb increase. Maybe that guy should be around for every workout.

midee1
04-21-2003, 05:38 PM
Bradley,
That 615 was for 3 reps. They were not real deep but impressive none the less. He had done 4or5 deep sets up to this one. He started with 4 plates and kept adding. I thought at 8 plates hell that's all I can do on leg presses. This is impressive. At 12 plates plus a 10 and a 5 on each side he came to me and asked for a spot. He was a great guy I asked him what he wanted and he said if I fall get to the phone first.LOL


All I can say is :omg:

midee1
04-23-2003, 06:52 PM
Chest and lat day

Flat bench press: 3x6-8@150:) 5lbs up this week

Incline bench: 3x6-8@120:) 5lbs up this week

Assisted dips: 3x6-8@60lbs counterweight. These are stuck

Wide grip lat pull down: 2x6-8@130
1x6-8@140

Close grip lat pulldown: 2x6-8@130
1x6-8@140 Don't feel these to well may be hitting the lats wrong?

Dumbell rows: 3x6-8 per side 50's each

Shrugs: 1x10@130

Overall a little better not much. Still trying to improve and I am making some but not enough to suit me>

Sleep: about 8 hours:D

Diet: good till dinner. Had some mac and cheese. I did make it with skim milk.:rolleyes:

midee1
04-25-2003, 04:13 AM
Well summers here and baseball has started. With 3 kids I think I live at the ball field.

So far my wife and I have made it to the gym on schedule.

Hope we can keep up all summer. But if not we will adapt.

Hope everyone has a great summer. Good luck and keep pounding away.:D

Well at 6:00 am The Bob and Tom show just came on:) These guys are funny as hell.

Enough rambling. Will hit triceps and shoulders Saturday.
need to redo the whole routine. Any suggestions.

GhettoSmurf
04-25-2003, 04:54 AM
just keep up the good work. and keep working on the squats! you'll get them, practice makes perfect.

midee1
04-25-2003, 05:04 AM
Thanks Ghettosmurf.

I'm heading to Michigan monday.

Lansing to be exact. You guys got a pretty good state except it's to flat. LOL:D

GhettoSmurf
04-25-2003, 05:07 AM
ive been to Lansing a couple of times. It's a pretty nice place.

And if you want flat, go to kansas or nebraska :p

midee1
04-25-2003, 05:21 AM
I agree but Indiana it really flat as well.:D

Bout the farthest north I've been is Saginaw when our corporate office was located there.

Now It's in St. Johns.

bradley
04-26-2003, 05:45 AM
What type of split are you looking for, 3 or 4 day? What days can you work out. Post what you think might work and then others can throw their opinions out to help fine tune it:)

midee1
04-27-2003, 05:04 PM
Bradley,
I'm looking to do a 3 day split. As far as days I can do Monday for sure Wednesday's most of the time. And as far as that I just hafta make due with the third day. My choice would be Saturday.
Monday will be legs. Wednesday will be shoulders and triceps. Saturday will be back and biceps.

Had to miss Saturdays workout.:mad:
All three boys had ball games. Couldn't make it up today cause the Y is only open 1-5 on Sunday. And yet another game today.
Monday will be hell cause we hafta make up for Saturday and do Monday. Then I drive. This ought to be fun.

Enough rambling gotta pack.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

GhettoSmurf
04-27-2003, 08:12 PM
a good 3-day split IMO would be somthing like:
Monday: Legs
Tuesday:Rest
Wednesday: Chest/Shoulders/Tri's
Thursday: Rest
Friday(or Saturday if its easier for you): Back/Bi's

bradley
04-28-2003, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by midee1
Bradley,
Had to miss Saturdays workout.:mad:
All three boys had ball games. Couldn't make it up today cause the Y is only open 1-5 on Sunday. And yet another game today.
Monday will be hell cause we hafta make up for Saturday and do Monday. Then I drive. This ought to be fun.

Enough rambling gotta pack.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

The split you mentioned would be fine, just don't forget about chest on Wednesday as well.

Sounds like you have a full schedule and just get to the gym when you can. If you miss a day at the gym you could try and find some other activity that would be less time consuming. For example taking a light jog or walk.

midee1
04-30-2003, 04:52 PM
Well I finally made it home.:)

The drive to and from Lansing kinda bite the big one. But oh well we do what we have to to support our families.

Well here goes Mondays workout.

Leg presses: 1x6@180 1x6@270 1x8@390 and had more. These were up 10lbs from last week.

Squats: 1x8@95 1x6@140 1x6@160 up 5 lbs

Leg curls: 3x6@7 plates These are stuck

SLDL: 1x6@90 1x6@135 1x6@185 up 10lbs

Standing calf raises: 2x10@260 1x10@280 will not budge:mad:
supersetted with leg extensions 1x10@80 1x10@100 1x10@120:D

Barbell Curls: 1x8@65 1x8@70 1x4@85 these bite as well

Preacher curls: 3x7@80 with 6 sec neg on last rep of each set.

Hammer curls: 3x8@30's

That's about it for the workout. I'm beat from all the travel. Had to miss wednesday's workout as well.

Gotta go have to be at a ball game.:rolleyes:

bradley
05-01-2003, 04:23 PM
If you are having trouble moving up on the calf raises then you might think about incorporating a drop set which might help shock the muscle into growth. Seems like you are moving up nicely with your compound lifts. Good work.

midee1
05-01-2003, 05:00 PM
Thanks man

Starting to love the compound lifts and so is my back.

I think I need to try deadlifts now:D

Moving up nicely on all so far. I try to move up 5-10lbs each week.

Sometimes I get it and sometimes I don't but I still gotta try.:)

Skillz
05-01-2003, 05:17 PM
no doubt big M, u gotta try the deads!
Skillz

midee1
05-01-2003, 05:43 PM
thanks Skillz

Trying to add more and more compound motions to add more bulk.

Luvin every minute of it.

midee1
05-01-2003, 06:35 PM
Oops forgot this.

New daily supplement menu

5g creatine mixed with 3 scoops EAS simply protein 30g and skim milk
1 tab Multi vitamin
2 tabs Glucosamine with MSM 1500mg
3 tabs Calcium 1500mg and magnesium 750mg
1 tab Glutamine 500mg
1 tab Vitamin E 400mg
1 tab Fish Oil 500mg
:thumbup:

Working on wife. :whip:

midee1
05-03-2003, 06:56 PM
:help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:

Getting ready to try deadlifts for the first time. Any suggestions on beginning weight to try. I know on squats I read to start with approx. 1/2 your bodyweight. Anything like this on deads?

Thanks for the input

bradley
05-04-2003, 05:44 AM
Originally posted by midee1
:help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:

Getting ready to try deadlifts for the first time. Any suggestions on beginning weight to try. I know on squats I read to start with approx. 1/2 your bodyweight. Anything like this on deads?

Thanks for the input

Well I would start with the bar at first to make sure you got the feel of the movement and then maybe throw a plate on each side and work up from there. Your first couple of sessions should be just to work on your form and get a feel for the movement, IMO.

bradley
05-04-2003, 05:49 AM
Originally posted by midee1
[B]New daily supplement menu

5g creatine mixed with 3 scoops EAS simply protein 30g and skim milk
1 tab Multi vitamin
2 tabs Glucosamine with MSM 1500mg
3 tabs Calcium 1500mg and magnesium 750mg
1 tab Glutamine 500mg
1 tab Vitamin E 400mg
1 tab Fish Oil 500mg


Have you thought about throwing in some high GI carbs with your protein postworkout and mixing it with water instead of milk?

I would also increase the amount of fish oil as well, maybe about 6-8 grams per day.

midee1
05-04-2003, 06:48 PM
Well I'm a day late but here goes shoulder and tricep day

Rope tricep press down 3x8@100
Narrow tricep press down 3x8@65
Narrow grip bench 2x8@135 1x4.5@155 shoulda did these first
assisted dips 3x8@50lb counterweight:mad:

Military press 3x8@105 me thinks these are stuck:mad:
Standing lateral raises 3x10@20's

Kinda light day. Have not redone the routine yet.

sleep sucks cause of sinus problems

Cardio about 3.5 mile walk with the wife and kids:D

midee1
05-06-2003, 06:04 PM
Leg Day:D

Leg presses: 1x8@180 1x8@270 1x4.5@410 1x4@360
that third set was tough. I should not have tried to go up 20 lbs this week.

Squats: 1x8@100 1x8@145 1x8@160

These felt tough. We got a really late start on leg day. We usually are in the gym at 9:00 but **** happenend and it was 2:00 in the afternoon We had to get the kids off the bus at 3:40.

Leg curls: 3x8@7 plates. :mad: These have stopped.

Standing calf raises: 3x10@260 supersetted with leg curls. Ouch!

SLDL: 1x6@100 1x6@150 1x6@200 up 15lbs from last week. These rule. I'm sore from my butt cheecks to my traps.:D

That's all we had time for this week.

midee1
05-09-2003, 05:12 AM
Well here goes chest day.:rolleyes:

Flat bench: 1x6-70 1x6-130 1x2-160:mad: 1x5-135. Worked a little to hard at work today so I think these suffered.

Incline Bench: 1x6-125:) 1x10-70 1x6-115 these felt better.

Wide grip lat pulldown: 1x10-120 1x8-130 1x6-140 these stay real close to the same. Any suggestions for Let exercises.:help:

Close grip lat pulldown: 1x8-130 1x6-140 1x5-130

Cable crossovers: 1x10-80's 1x8-90's 1x8-90's:D

Assisted dips: 1x5-90cw 1x5-90cw 1x5-90cw these were fried. they sucked.

Dumbell rows: 1x8/8-50 1x7/7-50 1x7/7-50

Shrugs: 1x10-130

That's about all for today.

Sleep: terrible due to baseball and work:rolleyes:

Diet: average to worse:)

GhettoSmurf
05-09-2003, 08:07 AM
for the lat exercises, have you thought about trying wide-grip chinups? i know they are in essence very similar to a wide-grip pulldown, but maybe the change will shock your muscles a bit?

bradley
05-09-2003, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by midee1
Any suggestions for Let exercises.:help:


Might check out www.exrx.net which has a lot of illustrations for various exercises.:)

Also on some of your workouts I noticed that you work smaller bodyparts first. For example on shoulder/tricep day it looks as though you worked triceps first which could affect your pressing movements for the shoulders.

Also I would do the more compound movements first like dips before rope pulldowns and SLDL before leg curls. The compound movements are the most important IMO and this will allow to have more energy to put toward the compound movements.

midee1
05-09-2003, 07:27 PM
Yep Bradley,

I do sometimes get it all screwed up. Mostly because I go to the YMCA and it is normally crowded. I usually try to do what is open at the time. Not to smart huh.:rolleyes:

Hey Ghettosmurf,

Well I have tried them assisted. Did not feel real comfortable. I guess due to my large size. Maybe when I get a little more strength.:rolleyes:

I guess I jumped to conclusions. I've got the DOMS pretty bad in my chest and lats so I guess I hitem pretty good. :D

BTW thanks for stopping by and thanks for all the advice. I really appreciate it.

midee1
05-10-2003, 06:28 PM
Well guys here goes shoulder and tricep day

Military press: 1x10-55 1x7-95 1x3-1151x3-105

Lateral raises: only used 15's to work on form. 1x6 1x6 1x6
3 second countdown on negative phase. Arms perfectly straight out to sides. Shoulders are extremely weak I guess.:mad:

Narrow grip bench: 1x10-95 1x6-135 1x1-160 bout squished meself. 1x5-135 felt really weak. Did chest thursday and not enough recovery.

Assisted dips: 1x8-80cw 1x6-60cw 1x15-100cw :mad:

Narrow grip tricep press down: 1x6-65 1x6-65 1x8-70:D

rope tricep press down: 1x6-100 1x6-100 1x6-110

Triceps are fried:D

felt like they were going to explode

Bout enough work on triceps need to add shoulder work.





:help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:



What day should I do deadlifts?????????

aka23
05-10-2003, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by midee1
YI do sometimes get it all screwed up. Mostly because I go to the YMCA and it is normally crowded. I usually try to do what is open at the time. Not to smart huh.:rolleyes:

I live practically next door to a YMCA, but I am a member at a different gym. I also noticed that my YMCA is quite crowded. I feel that a couple other local gyms have less crowds, better weightlifting equipment, and lower monthly dues. I was impressed with the YMCA's cardio equipment.

midee1
05-10-2003, 07:26 PM
Well AKA23,

I'm kinda in a bind. I use this both for myself and my children. During the offseason from sports(all 3 play baseball and the 2 oldest play football) we take the kids to the Y to take swim lessons and to play in the gym. I myself live about 1 mile from fitness world which is a true gym but had to chose the Y>

I know what you mean though. My wife and I have sorta figured out when to go. The manager lets me know when it is dead.

Thanks for stopping in.:D

bradley
05-12-2003, 05:46 AM
Bout enough work on triceps need to add shoulder work

You could throw in some bent over lateral raises to hit the rear delts or maybe some upright rows.


What day should I do deadlifts?????????
I would suggest doing deads on back day but also try and keep deads and squats spaced out as far as you can. Gives the lower back some time to recover:)


bout squished meself

lol, couldn't help but laugh at this. Not that I am laughing at you almost getting pinned but at the way you phrased it.:)

midee1
05-12-2003, 01:24 PM
Yep Bradley it was even funnier if you were there. My wife is my spotter and she tends to get distracted (to many big guys) so she let me squirm a little before she grabbed it.:)

Well here goes leg day.:rolleyes:

Leg presses: 10x180 10x270 8x400:eek: 4x360 ouch

Squats: atf 100x5:D 6x120 5x135 these are way down from last week and I don't know why. Could be the 400lb leg press.

SLDL: 10x95 8x145 7x205:D

Leg curl supersetted with standing calf raises.
8x7plates/8x260x3

Preacher curls: 10x45 8x70 6x80

Barbell curls w ez bar: 10x30+ 8x50+ 8x55+

Reverse barbell curls: 10x20+ 10x30+ 8x40+ 4x45+

Hammer curls: 6x30's 6x30's 6x30's form was good but I was wiped.

Then we drove home and did a 6 mile walk with a stop at subway for lunch then a stop at the tanning bed. Burnt my ars but all in all a good day. Kinda tired:D

Well forgot this now we have to take 2 of the kids to ball games and 1 to the doctor.

We may never survive all this:D

midee1
05-14-2003, 07:33 PM
Well here goes chest day.

Oops i't didn't go. Darn kids.

Oldest son (15) was warming up for a babe ruth baseball game. Lost a fly ball in the sun and caught it with his mouth. Broke both his top front teeth and pushed his bottom teeth thru his bottom lip. Eight stiches to sew him up. Gotta spend all day tomorrow to get a dentist to fix his teeth.

Well thats about it for chest day:D Will try again later in the week.

GhettoSmurf
05-14-2003, 07:52 PM
ouch, that sounds like a lot of pain :(

i hope he feels better.

midee1
05-15-2003, 07:29 PM
Well here goes chest day finally.:rolleyes:

Flat Bench: 10x95 8x125 3x155 4x135:mad:

Incline bench: 8x95 6x115 5x125 not to bad

Dips: 6x80cwx3sets :(

Wide grip lat pulldown: 10x130 8x140 7x140

Close grip: 8x130 6x140 7x130

Shrugs bb behind back: 10x65 8x95 8x95 these feel like they hit the traps a little better.

Barbell rows: 10x65 8x95 8x95 these were a little akward. They will take a little getting used to. Form was good. Pulled all the way to chest.

Cable crossover high pulleys: 3 set 8 reps 80lbs per side
Cable crossover low pulleys: 30'sx8 40'sx8 40'sx8 these were a new exercise for me. Felt good but a little weird.

Sleep: Wish I could for more than an hour or 2 at a time. Damn sinsus.

midee1
05-17-2003, 08:04 PM
Well here goes a rather lackluster shoulder and tri day

Military press: 8x70 8x90 4x105 3x95

Strict form side lateral raise: 6x15'sx3 3 sec pause at top

CLose grip bench: 8x125 8x135 3x155 4x135:rolleyes:

Seated dumbell extension: 8x40x3 sets

Narrow grip tricep press down: 8x65 8x67.5 7x67.5

Rope grip tricep press down: 8x100 7x110 7x110

Cable rows? 8x110 8x110 8x120

If I could only get rid of these damn sinus headaches maybe I could make some progress. Got a drs appt tuesday hopes this helps.:mad:

Starting a cut next week hope it goes well. I guess it's that time of year:D

Skillz
05-18-2003, 12:26 AM
ur lifts r lookin good, keep up the good work!

sinus headaches? hmm, hope things work out wit the doc, find out wats wrong, that sux eh...dont trip tho, ur still doin good ont eh ewight liftin side

Skillz

bradley
05-18-2003, 09:13 AM
Your shoulder day looked good IMO. If the sinuses continue acting up you might think about taking an extra rest day or two to allow your body to recover. Keep training hard and the gains will come:)

Sorry to hear about the youngin'. Hope dentist went easy on him.

midee1
05-18-2003, 06:57 PM
05-18-2003 diet numbers

calories 2497

fat 108g

protein 186g

Carbohydrates 194g

I think my fats are a little high. Calories ok I think. Protein a litte low but all in all not bad for day #1:D

midee1
05-19-2003, 07:45 PM
Here goes leg and bicep day :D

Had to work out late today and I suffered for it. To much cardio. Got up and walked to the tanning bed. Walked around the park. Both are about 1 mile trips. But oh well the wife had to work today. So here goes.

Leg presses
180x8
270x8
400x4 there is where all the power went to he!! they weren't going to move from there.

Squats ATF
Decided to do these for the better range of motion. Therefore the weight are lower.:rolleyes:
95x10
105x8
115x8


SLDL
Kinda started bending me legs so these actually almost turned into regular deads. Cause the wife bitched about my knees.
95x10
135x8
205x6:D

Machine leg curls
6platesx8
6px8
7px7

seated calf raises
10x100
10x100
10x100
damn these burned

Preacher curls
70x6
70x6
Running out of time

BB ez bar curl
70x8
70x8
70x8

Hammer curls
30x6x3sets

diet
2416 calories
101g fat all good :rolleyes:
171G protein
208g Carbs

Not to awful not to good

midee1
05-21-2003, 07:46 PM
Well here goes chest day

Flat bench press
8x95
8x115
8x135
4x155

Incline bench press
8x95
7x115
7x120
Weight is stuck but the form is better

Assisited dips
7x80cw
6x70cw
5x70cw
I think my triceps need more work

cable crossovers pulleys at top
80x8
80x8
80x8

cable crossover pulleys low
6x60 each side
6x60
6x50

Wide grip lat pulldown
140x8
140x8
130x9:rolleyes:

Close grip lat pulldown
8x120
7x120
7x122.5
gotta add weight someway so hang a 2.5 offa the pin

Shrugs behind the back
85x8
115x8
115x10
I think these hit the traps a little different

Barbell rows
8x85
7x85
6x85
These felt ok in my shoulders but hurt my lower back. I need to start light and work up

B's Favorite Bi-angular row:D
45'sx8 per side
55'sx8 per side
60'sx8 per side
no where near B but gotta start somewhere:D

Sleep getting better due to so allergy medicine:)

Diet numbers
Calories 1926
Fat 65g
Protein 173g
Carbs 160g

Damn since I started this cut I find it impossible to eat enough food. So far my energy level is up but I'm worried about stagnating due to lack of food. Any suggestions would be appreciated.:help:

midee1
05-25-2003, 08:07 PM
05-24-2003 shoulders and triceps

Military press
75x7
95x6
105x105
Progress is going nowhere. Need to put a little more work on my delts. Did do these stopping 3" from my chest and 3" from lockout to keep constant stress on my delts.

Lateral raises
15'sx6x3
Do these with arms straight out to the sides.

Cable rows
110x8
120x8
120x8

Close grip bench press
115x8
145x5
140x5

Dumbell extensions
45x8
45x8
45x8

Close grip tricep press down
67.5x8
67.5x8
67.5x8

Over the shoulder rope press
120x8
115x8
115x8

Thats about it for the exercise.

Diet
I think I'm not getting enough calories to keep up my energy. Cutting at the moment and can't seem to make myself eat.:help: Anybody have any good food suggestions to get my appetite up?

Sleep
Wonderful Thanks to Allegra. Thanks to Dr. Short

midee1
05-26-2003, 04:43 PM
Well here goes leg and bicep day
Worked out with my son and wife today. Son is trying to get ready for high school football. The wife kicked his ass in everything we did and she loved it.:D

Well here goes.

Leg press
180x8
270x8
400x6
not to bad. The child only did 140.:evillaugh

ATF squats
95x8
115x7
120x4:mad:

SLDL
95x8
135x8
204x8
45sec static hold on last one. I agree with B this cooks the shoulders and forearms.

Leg Curls
7plates x8x3

Standing calf raises
260x10
280x10
280x10

Preacher curls
55x9
70x8
80x6

EZ Bar curls
50x8
60x8
70x8

REverse EZ bar curls
50x8
60x8
60x8
Kinda ran outa steam on these.

Hammers curls
30'sx6x3
Damn these were tough after all that:)

Forearm Thingy
2 sets x 5lbs
Sounds weak but these are tough.:D

Sleep
Great didn't get up till 8:00am today then had breakfast and hit the gym.

bradley
05-26-2003, 04:57 PM
I would recommend performing the sqats first and then go with the leg press. Takes a lot more energy to perform squats IMO, and this could be one of the reasons for the lack of progress with your squats.

As far as the calories go, if your appetite has been low then I would suggest going with more calorie dense foods like nuts, peanut butter, etc. If all else fails just throw in a tablespoon of olive oil with a couple of your meals. You need the calories, so make sure that you are getting in an adequate amount each day.

Keep your daily cals at a constant level each week and adjust them up/down at the end of each week so that you are losing 1-2lbs. per week. Closer to one pound would probably be better so as to make sure that you are not losing hard earned LBM:)

Weigh yourself once per week, at the same time each week. I would recommend first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom. This should help ensure that you get the most accurate reading.

This looks like a pretty good ratio IMO

diet
2416 calories
101g fat all good
171G protein
208g Carbs


Maybe a little more protein:)

midee1
05-26-2003, 05:51 PM
Well Bradley I greatly appreciate all your input.

This is odd for me not to eat. I guess cleaning it up changed everything. Used to eat everything in site guess thats why my BF is so high.:D


Todays numbers are as follows
Calories:2319
Fat: 98g
Protein:191g
Carbs:166g

This is as of 7:40pm. I may have another meal tonight. Kinda got a sweet tooth tonight and am trying to figure out what to do?:D

midee1
05-26-2003, 06:54 PM
Well Bradley

The totals are now
Calories:3032
Fat:118g
Protein:246g
Carbs:247g

Choked down a protein shake.
A little bitter any suggestions or additions or deletions
16oz milk
5 strawberries
3 scoops EAS simply protein chocolate
1 Banana
1 Tbsp natty pb
1 squirt honey

Something in this mix is a little bitter. Since you are the diet guru:D maybe you could suggest.

Thanks

midee1
05-27-2003, 04:43 PM
What a rest day.

Walked 2 miles to school to spend 6 hours watchung my 6 year old in track and field.

Helluva rest day then came home went to tanning bed stopped and got the kids offa the bus. Fed them dinner. Didn't get to eat due to the idiots digging the ditch who hit our water line. Took the 6 year old to a ball game came home. Still no water. Getting ready to head out to take the 15yo to his game. Hope they have the water on soon so I don't stink up the place at work.

Later

bradley
05-27-2003, 04:56 PM
Looking at the shake I really don't know what could be making it bitter, although you might have some conflicting flavors in there IMO. I would probably leave out the honey and the strawberries next time and see what kind of taste you get. Some brands of natty pb have a lot of sodium so that could be it but I doubt it.

Next time you are at the supermarket you might pick up some of that instant fat free/sugar free pudding and thow in some protein powder like Icer suggested in your sweet tooth thread. That stuff tastes about as good as the regular desserts IMO.

How's the kid's mouth doing? Hopefully not trying to catch anymore fly balls without his glove.

midee1
05-27-2003, 08:27 PM
Thanks for asking Bradley

He had a game tonight and he actually caught one in his glove:D

GhettoSmurf
05-28-2003, 04:52 AM
about the shake- maybe it would taste a bit better if you added a couple packets of splenda or somthing to it. im not really sure though. all i know is, the shakes i make tase pretty gross unless i add a touch of splenda. with the splenda i WANT to drink it :D

midee1
05-30-2003, 08:07 PM
Well here goes a rather lackluster chest day.

Or perk the pups day as my wife likes to call it.:D

Worked my ass off at work today. Did not eat any food since breakfast so my energy level sucked and did chest on friday evening instead of wednesday. (kids)

I guess all in all I didn't go backwards but I didn't move up either

Here goes

Flat bench
95x10
115x8
135x6
160x1:mad:

Incline bench
95x8
115x6
125x5 I think these were up 5lbs but down 1 rep

Assisted dips
8x80lb counterweight
7x70 lb
7x70lb

Cable crossover high pulleys
80 per side x8x3

Cable crossover low pulleys
50 per side x8x3

Wide grip lat pull down
140x8
145x7
145x6 up 5 lbs down 1 rep

Close grip lat pull down
122.5x8
122.5x8
125x7

Bar bell rows
75x8
85x8
95x7
These hurt my back but my wife loves them

Behind the back barbell shrugs
115x10
135x8
135x8

Bi-angular row
50lbs per side x8
60lbs per sidex8
70lbs per sidex7

Trap killer
225lb SLDL to a 40 second static hold *ouch*:D

Screwed around with some deadlifting this evening. Never done them before.:help: Where does your ass go in relation to your knees. Do you keep it parallel and pull with your back and legs or do you go to the floor with your ass and start pulling with your shoulders. I did that and 135 came up what seemed like way to easy.

Appreciate all the input.

midee1
06-01-2003, 05:20 PM
Well I just sittin aroud the computer contemplating changing my split. I have been using the same spilt since Jan and really need to redo it.

I'm thinking of a push pull legs split. My only concern is overtraining. Like doin flat and close grip bench at the same time. If I do this should I do the small muscles first to preexhaust them and get more focus on the primary muscle? And just go down on the weight on the primary.:help:

Lookin for opinions cause I know some of us are very opinionated:D

midee1
06-02-2003, 07:04 PM
Leg Day 06-03-2003

Leg day has changed a little. We are used to doing leg day early Monday mornings. But since our oldest son wants to go with us so we have to wait till after school. I think I lose a little power waiting till that late in the day. Maybe next week it will get back to normal cause they are out of school as of Thursday.:D

Leg Press
180x10
280x8
400x6 a little better on the reps than last week.:)

ATF Squats
100x8
120x7
135x5
did these with a 2x4 under my heels the help steady me. After I feel more comfortable I will get away from this. But I just moved from the assisted rack.:rolleyes:

SLDL
115x8
165x6
210x5 weight was up 5 lbs reps were down 1

Leg Curls
7 plates x7x3

Seated calf raises
100x8
100x8
100x10

EZ Bar bicep curls
30+barx8
40+barx8
50+barx8
I did these real slow on the negative. I do not Know what the bar weighs

Reverse EZ Bar curls
30+barx8
40+barx8
50+barx7 slow negatives

Hammer curls
30'sx6x3sets

Hammer strength preacher curls
55x8
70x7
70x6

Showing some improvment in the biceps. Kinda feel stalled in the leg exercises. I think i will skip the leg presses and concentrate on the squats. What do you all think.:help:

GhettoSmurf
06-02-2003, 07:54 PM
Squats > Leg Press IMHO

is your son geting into the whole weightlifting thing? or was this more of an out-of-nowhere type thing?

midee1
06-03-2003, 07:23 PM
Well GS
My son says he is sticking with it this time.:rolleyes: He started with me in October and then quit because he would not listen.tuttut He wanted to do the exact weight i did and hell with form. I would not let him hurt himself so he got mad and quit. He also didn't want to do any compound lifts. All he wanted to do was tone.:rolleyes: He finally understands that this bad form crap don't work so he is going with us again. He's trying to get ready for football season. He's 5'11" and about 185lbs not a whole lot of fat so with a little work he will progress very well.


Well it's time to change my routine. Kinda mixing it up a little and changing exercises. Hopfully this will shock my muscles and prompt some new growth. Also gonno do some deadlifts finally!!!!!:D

pruneman
06-03-2003, 07:34 PM
Hey midee, i think it's pretty cool that youre getting your son to work out with you. Good luck on the new routine.

BTW what sort of gains have you made so far since you started lifting?

-Pman

midee1
06-03-2003, 07:48 PM
Hey Pman

Thanks on the kids lifting. I hope he sticks with it. As far as gains I've added about 70lbs on my bench since January. My squats are kinda different went up about 60 lbs then changed to ATF squats because of the ROM so the weight went down. Leg presses are the most amazing part to me. They have went up 310 lbs since October. Also started doing SLDL's about March. They are at 225lbs now. I am trying to rehab a back injury.:D and so far it's working. The back feel great and now i'm hooked.

Thanks for droppin by. Feel free to stop in any time.:)

pruneman
06-04-2003, 06:03 PM
Nice gains. Keep up the good work. :thumbup:

midee1
06-04-2003, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by pruneman
Nice gains. Keep up the good work. :thumbup:

Thanks for the props Pman

Chest Day
Flat Bench Press
115x8
135x6
160x4
up 3 reps from last week so pretty good:D

Incline Bench
95x8
115x7
125x5
up 5lbs from last week

Cable crossover high pulleys
80per sidex8x3

Cable crossover low pulleys
50 per sidex8x3

Military press
85x5
95x6
105x4 Kinda weak

Upright cable row
110x8
120x8
130x8

Assisted dips
80lbs counterweight x8
70lb counterweight x7.5
70lb counterweight x6

All in all decent workout. Chest is picking up OK shoulders suck. They are stalled.

Kinda messed around with the split to even out the workouts.

Will see how this works later in June and early July. Heading out on vacation the 14 of June. Gonna suck to miss the gym.

midee1
06-26-2003, 05:36 PM
Well back from vacation. Had a great time. Went back to the gym yesterday and did chest. Felt great though kinda weak from all the loafing and fast food. Outta time will post more later.


Good to be back.:D

pruneman
06-26-2003, 07:16 PM
Glad to hear you had a good time on vacation. Sounds like you didn't loose much while you were out of the gym. Good to have ya back man!

midee1
07-07-2003, 05:32 PM
Bout time to get offa my arse and start postin some workouts.:D

Back from vacation about 2 weeks now and kinda been a lazy dog as far as postin goes.

But here we go again. Monday is leg and tricep day for me.
Felt great today except for my workout partner (and wife) had a serious problem with her ankle so she sat and kept my journal for me. So here goes.

squats
115x8
135x6
155x5:rolleyes:

hacks squats
45x6
95x8
115x6
had to try these. I think i have a bunch more in me but they were new and i didn't want to kill myself.:)

SLDL
115x10
185x8
215x4 PR for me YEA

Leg presses
180x10
270x10
410x5 pr for me and i usually do these first.

Leg Curls
6 plates x 10
7 plates x 6
7 plates x 5:mad:

Seated Calf Raises
100x10
125x10
125x10

Leg Extensions
100x15
120x15
140x10
Kinda wore out after all this so time to move on to triceps.

Close Grip Bench
115x10
135x8
145x6

Narrow grip tricep press down
82.5x10
82.5x10
82.5x10

Rope tricep press down
120x8
120x8
120x6

1 arm tricep press
50x6
50x6
50x6

Did DB pullovers on saturday and my lats and tri's are fried so we decided to quit and watch Matty T put on a bench press show. It's kinda fun to watch everyone run away and watch when he comes in.:D

midee1
07-09-2003, 07:25 PM
Well lets try this again.

Had this thing about 3/4 of the way done and a thunder storm caused my pc to blink and all was lost.

Chest and shoulder day woot woot.:D

Flat bench press
115x10
135x8
165x3.9 had a slight fingertip assist on the last one.:rolleyes:

Incline bench press
95x10
115x7
125x5 up 1 rep and 5 lbs from last week.:D

Cable crossover high pulleys
50x10 straight armed
52.5x8
52.5x6 weights are per side

Cable crossover low pulleys
40x6 straight armed
30x8
30x8 weights are per side

Shrugs
120x10x3

Military press
95x8
105x5
110x4.8 damn fingertip assist. Up 10lbs and .8 reps from last week.:D

Upright cable rows
110x10
120x8
130x8

Reflection
All in all a good workout. Took xenadrine about 1 hour before we went in. Could this have helped my energy? Also had a small meal about 1/2 hour before we went in. Maybe the energy came from it. I don't know but whatever it was felt good. Maybe we'll try this more often.Kids are home this evening and are running scared from the stoms. Kinda funny kinda not.:D

Good night all and talk to you later

pruneman
07-09-2003, 07:43 PM
looks like a good day!

midee1
07-09-2003, 08:02 PM
Finally 100 posts:D

midee1
07-12-2003, 02:34 PM
Well guys here goes one of the most fooked up workouts I've ever had.:)

It all stared well enough. We decided to work out friday because of earlier commitments on Saturday. No problem.

Here goes.
Dumbell pullovers
35x8
35x8
40x8

Barbell rows
95x8
105x6
115x6 geez I have a weak back.:D

Wide grip lat pull down
145x10
150x8
150x6 I feel these today

Close grip lat pulldown
110x10
130x8
135x6

reverse curls
55x10
65x8
70x6

BB Curls
60x10
70x8
80x6

Machine preacher curls
45x10
70x8
80x5

Bi Angular row
70psx8
75psx6
75psx6

Looks pretty mundane so far. Here goes the weird part. We were wrapping up our sets and 2 little old ladies started talking to us. I didn't mind cause we were finished. They were asking about some leg exercises so my wife and I were showing them some stuff. We walked around with them abit (finally got someone to tell me i'm big:D KInda cool even if it was a little old lady) Then we got seperated. 3 of us were sitting around the leg press when some kid asked my wife if she knew this lady. She looked over and the other little lady was laying toes up in the floor.

Come to find out she had ran into the v bar on the tricep machine and knocked herself out. We got to hang around and wait on the ambulance. They picked her up and we left. We got out of the parking lot first and headed to town. We stopped to get gas and the ambulance came by us with lights falshing and sirens blaring. Kinda worried us cause they don't usually do this unless something is wrong.

We went ahead and went to dinner then walked around the park. Then we felt compelled to check up on her. Went to the hospital and met with her daughter. They all said she was fine. So all is well.


How's that for a weird evening.


P.S.
They were two approx. 25yo men in there making fun of here and griping because the machines they wanted we were all standing around helping her.
Arrogant Pricks they were

pruneman
07-12-2003, 02:46 PM
Just another day at the gym ehh? :D

midee1
07-14-2003, 05:27 PM
Well Well all is well here in Northern Ky. Hot sunny about 95 degrees a great day to work legs and do some cardio then hit the pool.

Here goes

Hack squats
95x8
115x8
125x8

squats
115x7
135x7
155x3 leaned forward to far:cry:

45 degree leg press
270x10
360x8
410x5

SLDL
135x8
185x8
220x5:D

Lying leg curls
6platesx8
7platesx8
7platesx7.9:rolleyes:

Seated calf raises
110x10
120x10
120x10

leg extensions
100x10
120x10
140x10

Close grip bench press
115x10
135x8
150x5

Close grip tricep press down
67.5x8
67.5x8
70x8

Had to cut it short to pick up our son from football practice.

:D After all this my wife and I walked about 1.5 miles then picked up our two youngest and went and lounged around the pool.

Sleep last night sucked couldn't fall asleep then woke up at 8:00am. Had breakfast then did not want a thing to eat till about 4:30 in the afternoon so energy sucked a little but all in all a good leg workout.

midee1
07-16-2003, 06:09 PM
Here goes chest day
(gotta have some food today sucked due to lack of food)

God I hate to eat in the humidity so I ate my breakfast and have not had a bite the rest of the day. Kinda lookin forward to my baked potato and chicken breast.:D

Flat bench press
115x10
135x8
165x3 Up 5 lbs but down 1 rep from last week. I believe if I had some food I coulda got 3 or 4 more. Oh well

Incline bench press
115x8
125x5
135x4 Kinda felt good to get up to 45s on each side:D

Cable crossover high pulleys
52.5x10
55x9
60x7:rolleyes:

Cable crossover low pulleys
40x7
40x7
40x7 :rolleyes: Good god how weak today

Shrugs
120x10
120x9
120x9

Military press
95x6
95x6
95x6

Upright cable row
110x10
120x8
130x6

Assisted dips
80x8
80x8
80x7

Need to stay out of the gym if I don't eat. All in all it kinda sucked


But hey we'll go getem next week.:thumbup:

midee1
07-17-2003, 07:34 PM
Well time to start some more cardio. We started walking 2 miles at about 3.5 mph yesterday. So today I'm heading out to do my 2 miles while the old lady is asleep in the bed. Boy she is dedicated.LOL I guess that's ok cause she gets up at 3:30am to go to work.:(

I"ve found the best time to walk for me is late evening. It helps that the kids are in bed asleep and it also wears me out so I sleep better.

midee1
07-28-2003, 04:13 PM
Guess I've been a lazy POS lately.

No posting but believe me I haven't missed a workout.

I messed around with deads Saturday. My question is this. Where should I feel them. As I was pulling (sumo) I felt them in my groin. I'm guessing from lack of flexibility. But I didn't get the DOMS I usually get after a workout.

Am I doing something wrong. I did as follows:

135x3
185x3
205x2

Form didn't look to bad I guess:) Kept my head up, My ass below my knees when I started pulling and tried to keep my back straight. After about half way up it felt easy to come to lockout. Could it be posterior chain strength?

Damn what a load of questions. If anyone could answer 1 or 2 I would appreciate it.

Well I'm off to the tanning bed. Getting ready to go to the beach in August. Just me and Mistress Dee. No kids.:D

rookiebldr
07-28-2003, 04:35 PM
I never seem to feel much in the way of DOMS on deads either. Recently with the change in my stance and pull, I've noticed a bit in my glutes and quads. I do them conventional however so it maybe different for you.

midee1
07-28-2003, 07:00 PM
Here goes Leg Day :D
All in all a good day even though we had to split it up to pick up kids.

Part 1

Hack squats
95x10
115x8
135x7 Not to bad for a beginner:D

Leg Press 45 degree
200x10
360x8
415x6 Getting stronger by the week

Lying leg curls
6platesx10
7platesx8
7platesx7 cooked the hams today

Leg extensions
100x10
120x10
140x10 these felt awfully hard today

Seated calf raises
110x15
110x14
110x12 Upped the reps so these damn things might grow some.

Ended it there to pick up our 15yo from high school football practice. Stopped to get a bite to eat them back to the gym.

part 2

SLDL
165x8
185x6
215x4 kinda felt weird to do these last but somehow I forgot about them.

Close grip bench press
115x10
135x8
155x5 these are still real close to my flat bench. :help: With CG I have my pinkie finger just touching the knurled part of the bar. Is the close enough?

Narrow grip tricep press down
70x8
65x7
60x7

Quit here cause my tri's were fried from Saturday. We do back on saturday and I did some dumbell pullovers cause I read they are a great back exercise. Funny I feel them more in my triceps. Shiuld I more them to Monday?

pruneman
07-28-2003, 07:55 PM
wow a two-part leg day! Looked like a great workout man. Nice to see ya back on the boards :D. Glad to hear that youre still workin out!
Peace

midee1
07-29-2003, 05:38 PM
Well folks here goes the next round of obstacles in my training.

My oldest son play high school football for Russell high school here in good old KY. They practice twice a day from now till school starts then my middle son started JFL football practice tonight. I WILL PREVAIL. Somehow we will get the workout in. My oldest play junior varsity and varsity so we will have games Monday and Friday evenings and JFL plays on Saturdays.


This may tell how serious I am about weight training.

Wish me luck cause I may need it.:D

midee1
07-31-2003, 05:26 PM
Well we had to miss wednesday's workout.

Damn the wife's work and no air. Makes for a terrible headache.

Well the next round will be the week of aug 3rd as they close down the gym for a week for repairs.:mad:

Then we go to the beach aug 17th.

How much more can we stand.:D

Gotta get back into the swing of things.

midee1
08-02-2003, 03:49 PM
Well here it is Saturday and I decided to do a little back work. I actually tried deads today.
Abbreviated workout. Have a birthday party to go to. Then a funeral tommorrow.:(

Dumbell pullovers
35x10
45x10
45x8 these felt good today

Wide grip lat pull downs.
145x7
135x7
130x7 Why the hell do I go backwards

Narrow grip lat pulldowns
110x10
130x6 got a terrible head pain after these.:confused:
140x4 Think I was afraid the pain would come back.

Bi Angular row
45x8
70x6
80x4 each side

SLDL
135x10
185x5
Did these to warm up a little for my attempt at deads.:D

DEADS!!!!!!!
135x4
185x4
205x1
205xmiss
did all reps with a reset and rest between. Had to work out alone today. The wife is having some serious shoulder problems.

205x1 felt good.
205xmiss I stopped to reset and started chatting. about 2 min passed and I couldn't budge it.:scratch:

guess maybe I should quit bs'n and work damnit.tuttut

Well time to go party at the pool. Lotsa beer and women. It's a good thing that my wife works with mostly women.:D

EdgarMex
08-02-2003, 03:53 PM
Hey, dude, nice workout. You might want to move deads to the beginning of your back workout, I found they suffer a lot if I do anything before deads. :)

midee1
08-02-2003, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by EdgarMex
Hey, dude, nice workout. You might want to move deads to the beginning of your back workout, I found they suffer a lot if I do anything before deads. :)

Thanks man I need all the encourgement I can get. I was just messing with deads this time. You know working on form and such. once I get the form down I wiil do them first.:D

midee1
08-03-2003, 07:28 PM
Well I got some great news today to offset the closing of the gym for a week for repairs.

The freaking idiot neighbors have sold their house and are supposed to move September 21st.:D

These wondeful peoples are both social workers who enjoy cussing at my 6 and 8 year old children. They also love to flip them the bird.

Oh what a glorius day.:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


Also had the birthday party last night.:p

Couple of the girls decided that because I pushed them in the pool fully clothed they would get me in the pool and take my swim trunks. They succeded although my wife was nice enough to finally bring me my shorts. So we ended up taking one of the girls pant. Little did we know she had nothing else on underneath. Once again thank god my wife works with women.:D

midee1
08-04-2003, 02:43 PM
It's actually true we have seen the new neighbors!!!


By golly this time they are actually going to move.:D

Alex.V
08-04-2003, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by midee1

Couple of the girls decided that because I pushed them in the pool fully clothed they would get me in the pool and take my swim trunks. They succeded although my wife was nice enough to finally bring me my shorts. So we ended up taking one of the girls pant. Little did we know she had nothing else on underneath. Once again thank god my wife works with women.:D

That sounds like entirely too much fun. :D

midee1
08-04-2003, 03:04 PM
Twas man it really really was.:D

Thanks for stoppin in and feel free to stop by anytime.

By the way I believe I have the coolest wife alive.:cool:

Alex.V
08-04-2003, 03:14 PM
I was about to say.. not only did she go along with that behavior, but she ENCOURAGED it. :eek:

ps- get her back in the gym with you.

midee1
08-04-2003, 05:04 PM
Like I said "the coolest wife in the world"

Yep she's very pissed about the shoulder but the gym will be closed for a week so maybe she can heal.

On a better note she tried deads a few days ago. She pulled 135 pretty easy. She only did it once but that was way cool. I think she will continue.:cool:

midee1
08-04-2003, 06:32 PM
Football season has started

Well at least for us it has.

My 15yo plays high school football for Russell High school here in Northeastern Ky.(one of the top AA schools in the state).

Here's where the fun starts. My 8yo plays JFL football and my 15yo is helping coach when he's not practicing. My 6 yo is the mascot so he is working out with the team. The upside is we only have to go to 1 practice and they occupy all 3 of them.:D :D :D :D

midee1
08-06-2003, 06:07 PM
Good God

If the gym don't hurry up and reopen I will find myself living at the bottom of page 10;)

midee1
08-11-2003, 07:47 PM
Looks like time to redo my Wednesday workout.

My delts are faltering so I'm gonna do more focused delt work.

Something like this:
Seated military press. Probably alt between DB and BB
Dumbell front raises
Dumbell side laterals
Lying one arm side laterals
DB rear laterals
Cable rear laterals

Hopefully this will kick start the delts into growth. I also do chest on Wednesday but it will stay about the same. Although I am going to drop the weights and concentrate more on for. I know you have all heard this a million times:D But what good is it to throw around a ton of weight only to end up hurt.:mad:

I'm also going to do calf work every damn night I go to the gym.
GROW DAMNIT GROW!!!!!

Lastly I'm contemplating doing an 8 week cycle of 1-test and 4-ad starting in November and following up with about 4 weeks of 6-oxo. Then hopefully I can start a cut in late Jan. To get ready for spring.:)

Go ahead guys and gals and give me what you got good or bad. I could sure use the advice from some of you veterans out there.

midee1
08-13-2003, 05:46 PM
:help: :help: :help: :help: :help:


Bump for answers for above.

JustinF
08-13-2003, 05:53 PM
Yowzaz! That looks like a ton of volume for delts. Whew. I'm in pain just reading that. Without going back to look at your session, do you use heavy weight to failure? That may be the answer if you don't, for both the calves and delts.

JustinF
08-13-2003, 05:53 PM
Oh, I forgot the obligitory :spam:

midee1
08-13-2003, 06:01 PM
Yep JustinF that's a lot of work for delts but i truly believe they are my weak point. What i'm trying to do is to work the front, middle and back of my delts equally. Two exercises for each part. I hope this will work

As far as calves go the sonsofbitches will not grow for me just doing them 1 time per week so maybe this will help.:)

Thanks for stoppin in and feel free to comment anytime.:D

midee1
08-15-2003, 05:38 PM
Well here it is Friday and I finally get to go to the gym on Saturday:D It's been about 2 weeks since we got to go. Deaths of both a relative and a friend:(

With the death of the friend comes a wonderful opportunity for me to help someone. I am now trying to adopt his 5yo son who was taken from them by their parents. Their parents do not deserve to have a child.(heavy drug use) And that is all this little boy has know. So I hope we can bring him into our family for some stability and love. I have 2 little boys of my own ages 8 and 6 and a stepson who is 15 that I have had since he was 3.


Anyhow wish me and Dylan luck along with Michael, Ryan, Zachary and Mistress Dee so maybe this will work out for all of us!:)

JustinF
08-15-2003, 10:08 PM
Very sorry to hear about the tragedies. You're in my thoughts. Also, good luck with the potential adoption, it's always good when you can save a child from a bad situation.

midee1
08-16-2003, 04:17 PM
Well I finally made a quick visit to the gym today:D

Messed around with some deadlifts a little. Have not been in the gym for about 2 weeks so I was pleased.

135x4 with a 30-45 second rest and reset
205x4 same as above
225x4 same
275xmiss what the hell was I thinking:rolleyes:

Way to much of an increase.

Other than that just sorta messed around to loosen up. There was no need to get to serius cause Mistress Dee and I are heading to Myrtle Beach in the morning. 5 Glorius days of sun and fun (no kids) then back home to follow up on this adoption attempt.:)

pruneman
08-16-2003, 06:33 PM
Just checkin in to say hello...I don't think that I've stopped in here in a while. I'm sorry to hear about the deaths. That's extremely noble of you to want to adopt the 5 yr old. I hope all goes well with that.
Oh yeah...Have fun at the beach man.
peace

midee1
08-16-2003, 06:52 PM
Pruneman and JustinF

Thanks much for your support. I hope a few days away will help me clear my head and get me back into the swing of things.

Hercule
08-16-2003, 08:34 PM
Hey man, been lurking in your journal. decided to drop a line. Workouts lookin really great. Thats extremely impressive that you are taking it upon yourself to adopt that kid. Very noble.

midee1
08-17-2003, 04:43 AM
Thanks Hecule,

Pull up a seat and set a spell I promise the work will start again soon.;)

Thanks for dropping in. And yep I figure the little one stands a better chance here with me. I already have 3 kids. 1 your age and the others are 8 and 6. Dylan is 5 so he should fit right in with the chaos here at my house.

Well gotta go heading to Myrtle beach to unwind.:D

midee1
08-21-2003, 07:11 PM
As of 08-21-03 I am officially back from the beach.:mad:

I believe Monday and Tuesday were fat days at the beach.
Large women in 2 piece bikini's.
Wednesday was great. The bikini's were great. The girls were young. And Mistress Dee was pointing out the ones that I missed. God she's wonderful:D

Left there at 7:30 this morning and drove till 5:00 got home then had a football game to go to. So the saga continues.

Kinda gonna lay low tonight then hit the gym tomorrow.

Then it's time to concentrate on the adoption.:)

pruneman
08-21-2003, 07:13 PM
glad to hear you had a good time at the beach and that the workouts will be startin up again soon.

Hope all goes well with the adoption!

midee1
08-21-2003, 07:23 PM
Thanks Pman. Glad someone is keeping an eye on me.:D

Hercule
08-21-2003, 07:38 PM
get back to work. slacker.

JustinF
08-21-2003, 07:46 PM
Good to see ya back bro, and again, good luck with the adoption. I still think that's really great what you're doing. Glad you had a good time at the beach. It goes by far too fast huh?? :D

midee1
08-21-2003, 07:57 PM
Hercule Bite me. I will get back tomorrow.;)
Thanks for droppin by.

Justin Thanks again on the adoption. I hope it goes well myself. Yes it does go by to fast. But i had a great time. kinda cleared my head and got to see some college chicks in bikinis. Damn that makes us old guys feel good.:D

midee1
08-22-2003, 04:09 PM
Oh my god finally a workout.:rolleyes:

Mistress Dee's shoulder is doing a little better so we decided to do shoulder work today.:D

Monday we will get back on track with legs:clap:

did a ton of delt work then decided to bench. What the hell was I thinking. Maybe pre exhausting them really showed me how weak my bench was and how much the delts helps.

These are listed in the exact order performed:

DB front raises
2x15 with 15's
1x8 with 20's

DB side laterals
3x15 with 15's

Lying side laterals
3x8 with 15's

Military press with DB
3x8 with 35's

DB rear laterals
3x10 with 15's

cable rows
3x8-120lbs

Rear cable laterals
Did not happen. Don't know if i'm that weak or I was wore out.

Shrugs
3x10 with 50's

God I was smoked and being the genius that I am I decided to do bench.

Flat bench presses
115x8
135x6
135x6
Told you I was weak:D
Had not actually worked out in 3 weeks and boy did I lose alot along the way.

Incline bench press DB
40'sx7
45'sx6
Pussed out cause I SUCK!!!!

Seated calf raises
115x15
115x13
115x12
These damn things will grow or else. We are doing them every day.



See there I actually did some work and I feel better. So kiss my ASS!!!:D

midee1
08-22-2003, 04:09 PM
Told you I was weak and I suck. Read above :D

midee1
08-23-2003, 01:54 PM
Jees I slipped into a slight rage didn't I :angel:


Kinda sore today. All that delt work worked.

Back on track Monday I promise.:p

JustinF
08-24-2003, 07:00 AM
Don't worry too much about the weights bro. they'll come up with time. Just make sure you keep in the gym, then the results will come. LOL@the rage, it does seem ya went off on a bit of a tangent. :D

midee1
08-24-2003, 07:58 AM
Yep I'm usually a kind, considerate polite young man.:angel:

Some days you just gotta let go.:D

midee1
08-24-2003, 05:40 PM
Well today I finally did some cardio if you can call it that.:rolleyes:

Took the two little ones and my wife to the YMCA and played raquetball.:cool:

The two little ones are 8 and 6. The 8 yo did pretty well. The 6 yo well suffice it to say he is not very coordinated.:) But by golly fun was had by all.

midee1
08-28-2003, 06:40 PM
Well here it is Thursday and I finally did some work yesterday.:rolleyes:

I guess it wasn't all that bad considering it has been about 3 weeks since we made it to the gym more than once.

Here goes nothing:

Flat bench
115x8
135x8
155x3 lost all momentum off the bottom.:confused:

Incline bench press
95x8
115x3x3 hit the damn pin on the 3rd rep.
115x6 decided not to press the issue since it had been awhile.

Seated military DB press
35'sx8
35'sx8
40'sx6
decided to try DB to mix it up a little. These are harder than I thought. I guess this is due to the stabilizers.

DB front raise
15'sx10x3 felt good. time to up the weight a little.

DB side laterals
15'sx9
15'sx7
15'sx7 Still very weak here. definately not time to up the weight.

Upright cable rows
120x10
120x8
130x6

DB shrugs
50'sx8x3

Seated calf raises
115x15
115x15
115x14 Burn baby burn.:D

Standing calf raises
300x10
300x10
300x10 These hurt my back. I guess from the pressure?


All in all the workout was great. Felt good to get back into it. Had to cut it a little short due to working late. Food was better yesterday.

I think i'm getting the hang of the 5-6 meals a day. I really find it hard to eat enough during the day here when it is around 100 degrees.


Well I start a different job Tuesday. Kinda giving up my inside desk job. Going back to driving truck for my company. This will be a weight loss help since there will be alot of actual labor involved.:D


Maybe we can get this damn weight down to around 200.

Wish me luck.

JustinF
08-28-2003, 06:42 PM
I was just about to bump ya! Page 3 dude!!! Good to see a workout bro. Keep it up!!

midee1
08-28-2003, 06:57 PM
Yea man I appreciate that. I actually worked out yesterday. I just ran out of time last night.:D

Mik
08-28-2003, 08:57 PM
I quickly skimmed through a bit of your journal. I'll catch up later but I wanted to say I think it's a great thing trying to adopt the 5 yr old. I wish you and the Mrs. best of luck.

midee1
08-29-2003, 04:30 PM
Short update on the adoption.

Talked to Hunters grandfather today. (I work with him but decided to wait to talk to him since he lost his son recently)
He was very happy with the fact I want him. He said he would do whatever he could to help.:cool:

On a sad note I gave him a current picture of Hunter and he said he hasn't seen him in 2 years.:cry: I will fix that later.




On a happier note it's high school football season here. We open tonight at 7:30 so I goota run shortly so I can watch one of my brats play ball.:D

JustinF
08-30-2003, 07:33 AM
Good deal on the adoption front. I have a feeling it'll work out! ;)

Did your sons team win?

midee1
08-30-2003, 01:09 PM
Yep they won 21-6

Kinda close they went into half time up 7-6.

This kid Josh Gross (remember that name he will be big) ran one for 26yds and 56yds. Plus ran down one of Greenup co's running backs tackled him and stripped the ball and recovered the fumble. He also was the punter :D

Holy **** this kids only a junior.

This kid was the leading rusher in the state his freshman year.

midee1
08-30-2003, 02:58 PM
Josh Gross (http://www.dailyindependent.com/sports/284273362285583.php)


Check this kid out!!!!

midee1
08-30-2003, 07:09 PM
Actually got to hit the gym today. Kinda had a short session today. No babysitter till later this evening. Even though we cut it short we got some good quality in there.:D

Deadlifts
135x5
185x5
235x2 Where did it all go after the second one:confused:

BB rows
75x10
95x8
95x7 Very weak upper back but what the heck a least I'm working on it.:D

DB pullover
48x8x3

Wide grip lat pulldown
125x10
135x8
145x6

Narrow grip lat pulldown
115x10
125x8
135x6

BB curls
65x10
75x10
85x8

Here's when we got rushed. I decided that instead of pushing us to fast we worked at our regular pace and finished what we could.

Preacher curl
45x10
65x5

Hammer curls
1 set with 30's then hit the road.

Mistress Dee's shoulder started to act up so it probably was a good thing we were out of time.(she won't give up and I was afraid she would hurt herself)

Well about time to put the kids to bed and head out to the track for some cardio then hit the hay.

JustinF
08-31-2003, 06:34 AM
Good deal on the game. That kid sounds like he does it all!

Also good to see another workout bro. Keep it up!!

Bad news about Miss D's shouylder acting up again. Have you ever got it checked out?

midee1
08-31-2003, 08:01 AM
Yea they said something like inflamation of the Bursa.
Whatever that is.

That didn't stop her though. ;) Kinda tough little chick.

midee1
09-01-2003, 07:17 AM
FOOTBALL AGAIN



Well here goes my day. More high school football.:D


I may actually do some cardio today. Boy these kids are making it hard to hit the gym.:rolleyes:

On a bright note Hunter is here at my house today. We brought him home with us last night along with my 2yo nephew. Hunter is such a happy child here. No he's not ours but I told my aunt yesterday that he was going home with me and she didn't even ask.:confused:

Me and Mistress Dee took all the kids out to play in the creek. They all had a ball till my aunt came out asking Hunter what the "hell" he was doing in the creek. Mistress Dee told her that she said he could and to leave him alone.(I was looking for a fight) So we decided to take him home. They all came with us and we took the to the park to play then got them pizza. Later yesterday evening we all piled up in the bed to watch Scooby-Doo the movie.:D

Now it's Monday morning an d we are all heading to a football game. Then sometime later this evening we have to take him home.:cry:

But it's a start to help the child.

Sorry to rant so much but you all should see this little fella.:cool:

midee1
09-01-2003, 06:44 PM
Well the JV game went ok today. Michael got a concussion during the game. He got blindsided but he's ok we think.:D

But on the up side they won the game. Pretty good start considering that last year as freshman they only won 2 games. So far as JV they are 1-0.:)

Hercule
09-01-2003, 07:48 PM
Glad to hear it about the kid. Hope all goes well.

What position does your son play? If he plays any position that is NOT on the line, then immediately buy $500 worth of N-Large, get him up to my size, then be proud to have a lineman for a son :D. Linemen do all the work, but its the quarterbacks and all those guys who get the glory :(. Stupid football.

Hercule
09-01-2003, 07:50 PM
BTW, quit using your kids as an excuse to not work out :rolleyes:.




SLACKER

midee1
09-02-2003, 03:45 AM
Boy did I deserve that last comment.;)

I did actually work out saturday and it felt great. We are going to hit it again wednesday for chest. I will try hard to shed the slacker tag.:D

Thanks for stopping by Hercule. It's always good to hear from you.

He plays defensive end. I've tried to get him into the gym with me and that don't work. He wants the size but does not want to work for it. He eats terrible. Sleeps terrible and is terrible to work out with. He says stuff like"I just don't feel it" or "I don't want to do that" or "that won't do anything for me". Now he is going with a friend that plays. So maybe with peer pressure he will straighten up. He's 5' 11" and about 185-190lbs. I guess he is what you call skinny fat.


BTW I did get out and walk 2 miles last night and here it is 5:30 in the morning and I'm up ready to go to work. Where are you at.;)

Mik
09-02-2003, 06:44 AM
5:30 AM? I thought that was a myth. I was barely able to drag my ass outa bed at 6:30 this morning for cardio. Nice to see some workouts posted.

midee1
09-02-2003, 07:41 PM
Trust me if it wasn't for work I wouldn't be up at 5:30. But it always can be worse. Mistress Dee gets up either 3:30 or 4:30 am depending on what shift she works.:cry:

I did my cardio this evening while my 8yo was at football practice. Only got 1 mile in due to rain. But hey at least I got in 1 mile. Mistress Dee got to spend the evening in the ER with our 15yo.
So no cardio for her.


Damn Kids and sports.:D

Mik
09-02-2003, 07:44 PM
Hope the 15yo is OK.

midee1
09-02-2003, 08:04 PM
Concussion!

Broke thru the line into the backfield hooked back around to chase the QB and got blindsided hard. He wouldn't tell the trainer till after the game. Stubborn kid.

He's ok he's just mad that he has to set out a few practices and maybe a game.

Last year he broke his wrist the first play of the Kiwanis Bowl. (Annual game between Russell and Ashland) He didn't tell us till 11:00 at night cause he didn't want to miss out.:rolleyes:

HeatherLF
09-02-2003, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by midee1

I did my cardio this evening while my 8yo was at fotball practice. Only got 1 mile in due to rain. But hey at least I got in 1 mile.
Damn Kids and sports.:D

Midee I admire your commitment to workout whenever you get the chance..thats the type of fit parent I will strive to be one day. Your an inspiration. :D

JustinF
09-03-2003, 02:58 AM
LOL@kids. I remember those days of hiding injuries. :D

Good job getting in the cardio sessions bro.

midee1
09-03-2003, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by HeatherLF


Midee I admire your commitment to workout whenever you get the chance..thats the type of fit parent I will strive to be one day. Your an inspiration. :D


Boy your the first person to ever call me a "fit" parent:D

Seriously thanks for the compliment. I'm actually trying to be more aware of my health at my elderly age.:rolleyes: So maybe my kids will be in better shape than I was at their ages.

OK did you understand that cause I think I lost myself there.:confused:

midee1
09-03-2003, 06:30 PM
It's football time again.

Hopefully the doctor will release Michael tomorrow so he can play Friday.

He's really chomping at the bit to play in this game cause the team they play is where his mother went to school at.:D

If you look at the schedule in my sig you will see Boyd Co. after that. He will want to be in that game as well.(that's where I went)

Hehe It kill Mistress Dee's soul to have to go to her home field and root for Russell.:D

midee1
09-03-2003, 06:31 PM
I think sooner or later I will have to work out so I can post something productive in my journal.:angel:

JustinF
09-04-2003, 03:03 AM
LOL, get to the gym brotha!! Or at least outside to run!! :D

Mik
09-04-2003, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by midee1
I think sooner or later I will have to work out so I can post something productive in my journal.:angel:

Yes. Yes you will. :D

HeatherLF
09-04-2003, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by midee1
OK did you understand that cause I think I lost myself there.:confused:

Oh geez, did I speak too soon! :eek:

...Kidding :)

midee1
09-04-2003, 08:29 PM
Yea for me I actually got to do 1 mile of cardio with Mistress Dee after football practice and before picking Michael up.:rolleyes:

HeatherLF I'm guessing you didn't mean mentally fit did you.:D

I think that mid 30's dimentia is setting in on me or maybe it's the kids.:nod:

pruneman
09-04-2003, 08:45 PM
Hey mid! I think it's awsome how you talk about your kids so much. I'm sure youre a great dad.

Coke
09-04-2003, 08:52 PM
You must be a very good man overall and I wish to say hello - :hello:

Good luck on all fronts, the workouts, family, etc...

JustinF
09-05-2003, 05:01 AM
:spam:

:D

HeatherLF
09-05-2003, 11:18 AM
:spam:

My first SPAM, just for you. :) Have a Great Weekend!

midee1
09-06-2003, 03:40 PM
pruneman- Thanks I try to be.:D Sometimes it gets a wee bit tiring trying to keep up with 3. Friday night Michael had a football game and went to a dance later so I was up till 1:00 waiting on him. Then today Ryan had a fotball game at 12:30 then it was time to try to hit the gym before Michael's party starts at 8:00. It wiil go till 1:00am:rolleyes: Sometimes I wish he didn't have quite so many friends. There will be about 75-80 kids there.:cool:

Cocoa Thanks man I appreciate it. Me and Misterss Dee try pretty hard to be good parents.:) Thanks for droppin in and I look forward to hearing from you again.

HeatherLF and JustinF - Thanks for the spam I needed it. I will try really hard to have a great weekend. The weather is sunny and about 75 degrees here:D Made me turn off the air and open all the windows. AHHH Fall is here. Friday night got down to about 60 degrees. It's starting to feel like footbal weather dontcha think.;)



Well as far as work outs go I believe for the next month I am going to switch to a 3 day split doing full body each day. I'm going to do this because with all the football it may be hard to get to the gym all 3 days and this way no bodypart will stiffen up from lack of use. After football season is over it will be time to go back to my old 3 day splits. We are going to try to pick up the cardio to 2-3 miles a day 3-5 days a week as we find time. Hopefully I can get rid of some of this baby fat.:D and quit ****ing around and get serious.;)

Mik
09-06-2003, 05:20 PM
Midee, I don't know how you keep up. Hats off to you. Good luck with the increased cardio and new split.

midee1
09-06-2003, 11:09 PM
Here it is 1:00am. The party is over. I guess about 40-50 kids showed up tonight.:)

Mostly the football team and cheerleaders.:D



MMMMM 15-18yo cheerleaders:drooling:




Oh my god. I'm way to friggin old to be talking like that. Mistress Dee already thinks I'm a pervert.:bash: Gotta..........act.........my...........age.:bang: :evillaugh :angel:





Getting deliriuos must.....get.....sleep
Can't spell either. :rolleyes:

YoBrickWall
09-07-2003, 08:29 AM
yo midee-
just peeking in. i lik yo style, family first. my 4 teens were quite popular in school so it was never a dull moment here. 2 boys and 2 girls. with raising them by myself, i found the girls to be high mat., very emotional and exspensive.
one of ther best friend is similar to josh, big, powerful and he was a allstater every year.

keep up the good work

YBW

midee1
09-07-2003, 08:43 AM
YoBrickWll- Thanks for stoppin by. Sometimes I need a little encouragment to keep my sanity with the kids. :D I'm sure with 4 you understand. Feel free to stop by anytime.:)

chops
09-07-2003, 09:20 AM
hi midee,

1st time i'm poking around in your journal. good luck on your goals! i'm trying to get back into "time to get serious" mode myself.

that's wonderful that u have adopted a child. many parents who wish to adopt want a newborn and those "older" kids get left behind, so triple*** high fives to you for turning an unfortunate situation into a more positive one all around. later, i wouldn't mind adopting older child or a child of another race and my friends and family just don't understand me on this one :\.

MISTRESS dee? lol.sounds like a dominatrix or burning man thing, or both!!

rookiebldr
09-07-2003, 09:28 AM
Middee, never never act your age. I refuse to believe I that I can't hang with the younger crowd. Some of my best friends are in their twenties. It'll keep you feeling young, bro.

midee1
09-07-2003, 09:50 AM
Chops - We are trying to adopt. He is actually in our family now. I think he would be a second cousin to me. I'm afraid his mother is trying to get back into the picture.:mad: You should aslo be commended for your thoughts on adoption. If you read thru the journal you will see me talking about Michael alot. He is my stepson. I've had him since he was three. Pretty good kid though he has some issues(bipolar) but he is very popular and gets aling well with others. Thanks for stoppin by. Feel free to drop in anytime.
BTW Mistress Dee is a little bossy:evillaugh

Rookie - I try to keep up best that I can. Boy do I feel it the next morning.:D Kinda cool though our son had a party last night. 40-50 kids showed up. Ages 14-18 and we would walk out and check on them occasionally. They invited us to hang out with them.:D Michael didn't think it was too cool though. But it feels good that Mistress Dee and I are accepted by his peers at 34yo.:cool:

midee1
09-07-2003, 02:50 PM
Woot Woot.

Got a little cardio in today.

Mistress Dee and I walked 2 miles at about 3.5-4 mph

Then we took the 2 little ones to the Y and played raquetball for about 35-40 minutes. Felt good now time to work on the diet.:angel:

JustinF
09-07-2003, 06:48 PM
Nice. Sounds like you're kicking up the cardio a bit. You get that diet in check you should be good to go. I got your PM, I will send you a response tomorrow, I want to try to be thorough in it and not do it when I am rushed. Look for it tomorrow!! :D

midee1
09-07-2003, 07:17 PM
Boy the diet for today was weak.

Breakfast: 2.5 eggs
4 slices turkey bacon
some hashbrowns
2 biscuits.

Dinner: 1 tuna patty sandwich which consisted 2 pcs ww bread and I take tuna add egg. onions, some mustard, some crackers to bind it all together and fry them up. 1 cup skim milk

And a crap load of water. 1 multi vite and 3 ephedrine and 3 glucosamine.:rolleyes:

JustinF
09-07-2003, 07:22 PM
tuttut

midee1
09-08-2003, 03:28 PM
Diets a little better today I think.

Meal 1: 2 hard boiled eggs
3 slices turkey bacon
2 whole wheat troast dry
1 multi vite
3 glucosamine
1 ephedrine

Meal 2: Tuna patty sandwich
1 ephedrine

Meal 3: bacon and cheese sandwich
=2 ww bread
3 slices turkey bacon
1 slice american cheese. Can't resist :angel:

Meal 4: 2 scoops EAS simply protein (whey) in water

Meal 5: TBD
Probably pork chops and veggies or Fajita's

Drank loads and loads of water today:D

Gonna try to walk two more miles tonight.
Hafta walk late though.(football game)
Weight this am was 216. down from 219 probably from water weight but WTF it still said 216. My goal is to get below 200 before football season is over.(god I hope they make it to state:rolleyes:) THen hit it hard for the winter and spring to get ready for summer.:D


PS. JustinF what the hell was tuttut for. Diet or cause i'm an idiot:)

chops
09-08-2003, 04:45 PM
::tuttut ::

you said bacon.

midee1
09-08-2003, 06:28 PM
But it's turkey bacon:angel:

Mik
09-08-2003, 06:30 PM
I love turkey bacon.


*reaches over and steals a slice*

midee1
09-08-2003, 07:21 PM
Thanks for helpin me out Mik

Chops the big meanie is picking on me.:D

JustinF
09-09-2003, 03:28 AM
LOL. It was for the diet. I haven't forgotten about ya, just been mad busy lately.

Coke
09-09-2003, 05:43 AM
Those bacon, egg and cheese McGriddle sandwhiches are not bad, you ought to try one but don't tell nobody - :D

midee1
09-09-2003, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by CoCoa
Those bacon, egg and cheese McGriddle sandwhiches are not bad, you ought to try one but don't tell nobody - :D

What ya trying to do man. They are already on my ass over my diet. SHHHHHH;)

midee1
09-09-2003, 06:39 PM
Diet for today kinda sucked. Left my lunch box at work had to eat out.:mad:

Assholes stuck me out on the road.

Meal 1: 3 scramble eggs
3 Turkey bacon damnit
2 ww toast
lots o coffee
multi vite
ephedrine
3 glucosamine

meal 2: 2 pc KFC chicken meal:eek:
with mashed potatoes and slaw
diet coke

meal 3: Wendy's plain grilled chicken breast sammich
Iced tea

meal 4: turkey bacon sammich
water

meal 5: pork chop
green beans
corn
fried onions
Baked potato
Tea

Maybe if I keep postin this crap food I eat I will get it right with your help.:D

HeatherLF
09-09-2003, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by midee1
meal 2: 2 pc KFC chicken meal:eek:
with mashed potatoes and slaw
diet coke

Diet coke? :confused:

chops
09-09-2003, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by HeatherLF


Diet coke? :confused:

LMAO! thinking the same thing

FRIED onions blahhhh.

you said bacon ***TWICE**** in one post.

JustinF
09-10-2003, 03:45 AM
:withstupi X2

:D

Basically as far as cutting, I have found that A LOT of it has to do with cardio. It has helped me quite a bit. Plus I eat clean. I eat six small meals a day, and in my case, I try to keep the prtein intake at close to 45-40%, carbs at 20-25% (this was the tough one for me), and fill in the rest with healthy fats.

I know it can be a pain in the ass to track, but fitday.com helps a lot. Also, I make all of my luches for the week on Sunday night, this helps so that you aren't getting something last minute. I have found that when I do that it's usually something bad (wait til last minute)

One last thing that I do, is everytime I am thinking about eating something that is not so good, I ask myself if the short term pleasure that I am going to get from eating it will be more pleasurable than my long term pleasure. Most of the time for me, that answer is no. Feel free to ask me any specific questions if ya have any. I'll help the best that I can.

midee1
09-10-2003, 03:55 AM
First the bacon now the diet coke.
(yes chops I said bacon just for you;))


:rolleyes: I can't win. All they had was that or the Lipton brisk iced tea and that stuff sucks. Guess I shoulda had water but the diet coke went along with the rest of the crap.:D

Mik
09-10-2003, 07:02 AM
Justin makes a good point. Although I'm too lazy to make all my meals on Sunday I do make sure that I have something ready to go the night before for the following day. By doing this I find it "relatively" easy to eat clean. But if I forget to bring a lunch.......BOOM! It's crap for me.

And that KFC? Eeeeesh. (just trying to motivate ya man).

chops
09-10-2003, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by midee1
First the bacon now the diet coke.
(yes chops I said bacon just for you;))


:rolleyes: I can't win. All they had was that or the Lipton brisk iced tea and that stuff sucks. Guess I shoulda had water but the diet coke went along with the rest of the crap.:D

heck, not only did u say it twice, you even bolded it :) <covers eyes>

the diet coke was pointed out not because its bad, because its ironic. bacon, bacon, bacon n' some fried chicken, n DIET coke. too funny.

check out the fitday. helps me mucho too

midee1
09-10-2003, 05:58 PM
So the diet just gets funnier and funnier

Meal 1: 3 hard boiled eggs
4 oz turkey polish sausage (outta bacon, Chops);)
2 ww toast dry
loads of coffee
multi vite
3 glucosamine
1 ephedrine

Meal 2: 1.5 oz cashews
1 liter water
1 ephedrine

Meal 3: same as meal 2

Meal 4: same as 2 and 3:mad: forgot my damn lunchbox again.


Meal 5: Fajitas:D :D :D :D :D




Gotta...........Remember.............Lunchbox:bang: :bash:

JustinF
09-10-2003, 08:19 PM
tuttut

Alke
09-10-2003, 08:33 PM
the first step is admitting your diet sucks........j/k - pack that lunch box!!!!

HeatherLF
09-10-2003, 08:58 PM
Midee Are you PMS...looks that way with the diet..

tuttut

midee1
09-11-2003, 04:51 AM
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I suck so far. The up side is that it has to get better cause it can't get any worse.


On a brighter note I was at 214.5 last night.
And 213.5 this am.:p

JustinF
09-11-2003, 05:46 AM
You bring your luchbox today? :p

midee1
09-11-2003, 06:09 AM
Nope:p Gotta go to the store today.

Gonna eat at mom and dad's house. They live about 2.5 miles from my work and the food is free.:D

They are starting to accept my way of eating. When we go to cookouts they have either lean steaks or chicken breasts for Mistress Dee and I. They also make salads with low fat dressings and make us lots of veggies.

Mik
09-11-2003, 07:17 AM
Mmmmmmmm steak and chicken. I want to become a farmer and raise animals. When I get the need for protein I can go out to the back forty I take a bite.

YoBrickWall
09-11-2003, 08:11 AM
yo midee- yo never mention where yo located. beside with a cook out lik that i wanna be there too.

what nights are the football games? i wanna follow up on the score

YBW

midee1
09-11-2003, 10:53 AM
Mik Wouldn't that be wonderful

YoBrickWall Located in Flatwoods Ky. If you find Ashland on the map we are just west of Ashland on US23.
Michael plays High school football on Friday nights. You can pick up the info if ya want at www.dailyindependent.com Be sure to keep an eye on #25 Josh Gross and #44 Tim Mitchell.

midee1
09-11-2003, 06:54 PM
Mastication for the day. A little better

Meal 1: 2 hard boiled eggs
4 oz turkey sausage
2 ww toast dry
loads of coffee
1 multi vite
3 glucosamine
1 ephedrine

Meal 2: 3 scoops whey protein in water
1 ephedrine

meal 3: Grilled chicken sandwich
diet coke

Meal 4: 3 scoops whey protein in water
1 ephedrine

Meal 4 : 6 oz turkey sausage
small baked potato
Fried onions
Macaroni and tomato juice

Loads and loads of water

HeatherLF
09-11-2003, 08:25 PM
:thumbup: Diet looked better today Midee!

Alke
09-12-2003, 08:23 PM
much better!

pruneman
09-12-2003, 09:05 PM
:hello:

midee1
09-13-2003, 01:25 PM
Well here goes yesterdays food: 09-12-03

Meal 1: 3 hard boiled eggs
hashbrowns
2 dry ww toast
coffee
3 glucosamine
multi vitamin
Ephedrine

Meal 2: BBQ chicken sandwich on ww bun
water
ephedrine

Meal 3: BBQ chicken sandwich on ww bun
water
ephedrine

Meal 4: Chicken sandwich
Baked potato w/ tsp butter
Sweet tea

Meal 5: 1 hard boiled egg
1 dry ww toast
cup skim milk

Food for today is well behind so far.

Meal 1: 3 scrambled eggs w fried onions
with a tiny bit of cheddar cheese.:angel:
Hashbrowns
3 turkey bacon
2 dry ww toast
coffee
multi vitamin
ephedrine

Meal 2: Tuna patty sandwich
2 ww toast
water
ephedrine

Here it is 3:20 pm and only 2 meals. As you can see breakfast is my huge meal for the day. I love breakfast so I load up with carbs to get through the morning and slack off of them in the p.m. I hope this is the correct way cause it's working for me. Up side I was at 211.5 this a.m.

Got some catchin up to do. Maybe this was a good thing. We are going to a dinner with my parents at their church and I am sure they won't have anything worth eating but I will have to eat to make them happy.

Later this evening the kids are spending the night with the in-laws. Mistress Dee and I are going to do 2 miles of cardio then go to the video store and going to do some more cardio.:hump: ;)


Finally an evening to ourselves with no football or taxi service.:)

midee1
09-13-2003, 05:43 PM
I think I need to do an extra mile tonight.

Dinner: 3 chicken wings
some pasta salad
some potato stuff of some sort:rolleyes:
Chicken and dumplins
roll
Small brownie
lots of water


Kinda had to eat for the parents although mom didn't cook anything:mad:

pruneman
09-13-2003, 06:39 PM
hey mid. I know coffee sometimes gets a bad rep around here, but i'm with you on it. i drink a ton of the stuff! No sugar or cream...just black. Can't get enough.

...Now go get running!! JK Don't let a day at the folk's get you down. Looks like you needed a refeed anyhow :D

John0101
09-14-2003, 10:54 AM
where's the liftin? I haven't seen a gym entry for the last two pages!

midee1
09-14-2003, 01:31 PM
Hey John.

Been kinda busy with kids playin football:D

Actually we just left the gym. Did a full body workout, Will post it later this evening. I'm actually at my mother in laws picking up the kids to go play raquetball.

Thanks for stoppin in. I promise there will be more work in here. going to a 3 day full body split and a cut.:)

midee1
09-14-2003, 06:17 PM
:clap:
Yea for me finally a workout!

This starts my 3 day full body split. The purpose of this is lack of time with football. This way if we miss a day in the gym we are still keeping flexible and hopfully not losing to much strength.

After football we are going back to the old 3 day split.

Flat bench
135x8
135x8
135x8
135x7

DB Shoulder press
40'sx8
40'sx8
40'sx6
35'sx6

Tricep extensions
35x8
35x8
35x6

Wide grip lat pulldowns
120x10
130x9
130x9
130x8

BB curls
85x10
85x9
85x8

DB Wrist curls
35x15 per wrist
40x15 per wrist

Squats
115x8
115x8
115x8
115x8

Lying leg curls
5platesx10
6platesx9
6platesx9

Standing calf raises
340x10
300x10
280x10

Crunches
15/15/10

Thoughts on the workout[B]
All in all pretty solid although the weights were down. I was doing more reps so that's ok.

Don't dare laugh at my piddly weights.tuttut
Have not been to the gym in about 1.5 months along with being on a cut. It will come back after football season.




Diet for the day

Meal 1: 3 hb eggs
3 turkey bacon
3 ww toast
loads of coffee
1 multi vite
1 ephedrine

Meal 2: Grilled chicken breast sandwich
Baked potato
Sweet tea

Meal 3: Balance bar
water

Meal 4: Pork tenderloin
Fried potatoes and onions
Salad with light ranch
Ephedrine
Water

Meal 5: tbd possibly ww toast and egg


Cardio for the day
5 minutes on stationary bike preworkout.
40-45 minutes playing raquetball with the kids.:)
2 miles brisk walking (3.5-4 mph)


Got me a new movie to watch tonight.
Jeepers Creepers

Mistress Dee and I are into the whole horror flick thing.



[B]This may become a dual journal.
Can't get mistress dee to keep up
so maybe she can get some good info.
This will probably make my post a little
more long winded that usual so bear with me.
Gonna try to set it up in columns so it won't
look as cluttered. :help: Any suggestions would
be appreciated.

JustinF
09-15-2003, 03:34 AM
Holy ****e!! A session! J/K bro, very glad to see it. Doing cardio, diet is much better, and starting the sessions again! Awesome job bro, you're heading in the right direction. Keep it up, and tell Mistress Dee to keep it up as well.

Coke
09-15-2003, 05:53 AM
Session was not bad at all, keep them workouts going man! - :)

JustinF
09-16-2003, 03:24 PM
:windup:

midee1
09-16-2003, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by JustinF
:windup:

What the hell was that for. I actually had a workout and decent food.

Where's the love in here.:D

JustinF
09-16-2003, 04:36 PM
LMAO!! See my comments above about that. ;)

I was just givin ya a bump, been a couple days since ya posted. :)

chops
09-16-2003, 04:49 PM
*pokes midee

and you were getting on mistress dee's back for not posting. see who is calling the kettle black :)

*wait to see if new update omits bacon, hmm:D

midee1
09-16-2003, 04:50 PM
DAmn Kids and football.:rolleyes:


I left the house 6:00am yasterday and finally got home at 10:15 pm after work and football.

Oh well they will grow up and move away someday I guess.:cry:

RuLess
09-16-2003, 04:58 PM
haha football is hetic.. i had to quit, loss of sleep grades slackin. and we sucked ne way.. whuts ur stat's by the waY? height and weight

ill be back in from time to time

-peas

midee1
09-16-2003, 05:05 PM
Hey RUless thanks for stoppin in.

Right now 5'11" 213.5lbs

Down from 242.5 in October last year.

Started all this to rehab a back injury and fell in love.

My 15yo and my 8yo both play football. Michael plays high school ball at Russell as you can see in my sig. Last year they were class AA state runner up. Pretty damn good team.

midee1
09-16-2003, 05:16 PM
Chops this is just for you.


Meal !
2 hb eggs
3 turkey bacon
2 dry ww toast
coffee

:D :drooling: :p

HeatherLF
09-16-2003, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by chops
..wait to see if new update omits bacon, hmm:D

UM, Nope. Step away from the Bacon...

:)

Alke
09-16-2003, 08:16 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmm bacon,

before I got healty my favorite sandwich was grilled bacon and cheese sandwiches, grilled in lottsa butter and cheese dripping over the sides of the bread as you lift it out of the frying pan onto your plate :D :D

pruneman
09-17-2003, 05:12 AM
Originally posted by midee1
Hey RUless thanks for stoppin in.

Right now 5'11" 213.5lbs

Down from 242.5 in October last year.

Started all this to rehab a back injury and fell in love.


WOW mid 30lb in under a year is quite an achievement IMO. Congrats!

Coke
09-17-2003, 05:30 AM
Lets see a session or two man...you done good and I've become amazed at the progress made since Oct. - ;)

midee1
09-18-2003, 05:16 AM
Lazy worthless bum.


That pretty much describes me the last week. Eating crap, No cardio and no gym yesterday.

WTF is happening?

Maybe new job. To much physical work. To tired when I get home.

Maybe diet? It went to crap the last couple of days.

Maybe kids? Running me ragged with football.

Maybe wife?:D Just cause I said so.


This has gotta stop.

But how.

JustinF
09-18-2003, 05:22 AM
It's all about deciding that you really want it bro. If that happens nothing will stand in your way. I know it's easier with words than actions, but trust me bro, I've been in your spot, minus the kids.

You just have to decide that you really want it, and follow the routine day in, day out. It's about dedication and hard work. It won't be easy but if you stick with it the results will be worth it 100-fold.

It's in the mind brutha, is as simple and complicated as that. Once you truly dedicate yourself, to bodybuilding or anyting in life, the rewards are endless!!

If you need anything bro, you know how to get a hold of me.

chops
09-18-2003, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by midee1
Lazy worthless bum.

That pretty much describes me the last week. Eating crap, No cardio and no gym yesterday.

WTF is happening?

Maybe new job. To much physical work. To tired when I get home.

Maybe diet? It went to crap the last couple of days.

Maybe kids? Running me ragged with football.

Maybe wife?:D Just cause I said so.


This has gotta stop.

But how.

managing life, kids, family,work, is tough, but if you truly want to make a change, then u have to change your patterns. everyone has an off day here and there and we all have our vices. give yourself some credit - YOU HAVE BEEN doing great, don't stop now. just get back on it and keep moving forward.

work around the tough areas -

your eating habits will be better if you make healther choices at the grocery store, start making steps again and the rest will follow. i find that i eat crap when it's readily available. if i don't have it in my house, easy as pie to avoid it. i bring all my food to work so there's no reason for me to head out for lunch and get tempted. i got rid of all the alchohol in my house.

mistress dee...seems that she's having a hard time getting inspired, u can help her with this, YOU set an example :)

Coke
09-18-2003, 10:56 AM
I'll make it real easy and simple for you bro, just have an upper/body and lower/body day - :D ...j/k

...don't miss too many days in a row, that is the Danger (with a big D too).

HeatherLF
09-18-2003, 03:41 PM
Take it one day at a time Midee and learn to forgive yourself for slacking off occasionally, life happens. Make the most of of the time ya got.
Good luck getting back on track!:)

midee1
09-18-2003, 04:57 PM
Chops, Heather, Justin and Cocoa,

Thanks a ton. It's great that there are people out there like you folks.

I think the key for us is baby steps.

I have been leaving football practice about 30 minutes early to get dinner started. This way i'm not tempted by the out of time bug. That's what usually gets me. I run out of time and order out to save time.

As for the gym. Wednesday was Mother Natures fault. Mistress Dee had terrible cramps. So i used that as an excuse not to go.tuttut My 15yo and 2 of his friends went and offered me to go. If I would have went I would have had a spotter and everything.

I need to stop this **** of using everything as an excuse.

So here goes a new beginning.

Meal 1: Coffee

Meal 2: balance bar
water
1 ephedrine

Meal 3: bag of cashews
water

Meal 4: not yet but gonna be
Grilled pork chop
baked potato
corn
green beans
Tea

Meal 4 is where I should be.

midee1
09-18-2003, 06:14 PM
Well I just weighed myself.

Not nearly as bad as I thought with my diet lately.

215.5 in the evening. Immediately after dinner.:D

Normally weigh in at 211-213 in the am.

RuLess
09-18-2003, 06:16 PM
thats coo man.. you got some great progress over a year.. whut grade is your son in btw? haha is he a beast like u :)

get him training.. now is the time.. as every1 tells me

peas