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SW
05-03-2005, 08:08 PM
/cotton from king of the hill voice/ Good job boy! Just make sure you don't slack any, or I'll be on you like flies on **** / end cotton voice/

Making gains on a diet that'd starve a bird. Good job!

galileo
05-04-2005, 01:05 PM
05.04.2005 - Day 10 of 28 [UD2.0]

I looked lean when I changed this morning, so I decided to take some pinches. I was shocked to see that my pec and ab pinches moved a decent amount! Total for 3-site was 9.5% and my depleted morning weight was 174.5. That's phenomenal, but I'm not sure to which I should credit the successes. I'm doing so much better this time around and I've discontinued my use of ephedrine almost entirely. I'll just continue doing exactly what I've been doing and hope that the progress continues forward.

.diet.supplements.

Evil low carbness.

∑ 8oz cottage cheese, 6oz bluebunny yogurt, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 8oz turkey, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 6oz chicken, 1 tbsp DAG oil, green veggies
∑ 16oz low-carb milk, 2 servings Nitrean, 1 tbsp DAG oil, 10g psyllium fiber

1293 kcals ∑ 45g fat ∑ 42g carbs ∑ 179g protein

Supplements : ETS (4 caps AM/PM), sesathin (3x1/4ml), multi-vitamin, anafit cardio breeze (pre-workout), calcium carbonate (750mg AM/1500mg PM)

.workout.

I was bored with the cardio today and since I did so well so far this week, I opted to treat myself to a shorter session

cardio : 30 minutes - 6.0į @ 3.5

The MOTM was back, this time he danced from the db rack to the cardio room. I just cringed.

Blood&Iron
05-04-2005, 01:43 PM
I hate you.

lilmase1153
05-04-2005, 07:09 PM
damn gal your diet is crazy, and your training looks good bro keep it up

galileo
05-05-2005, 05:44 PM
05.05.2005 - Day 11 of 28 [UD2.0]

Not much to say today, but I looked in the mirror at the gym and saw a very nice ab outline. Needles to say, I'm quite happy so far. I'll take official stats perhaps on Sunday, but I feel I lost close to 3lbs o' fat this week. 2.5 at least.

.diet.supplements.

Ketone hell -> glycogen heaven.

∑ 8oz cottage cheese, 6oz bluebunny yogurt, 3 fish oil caps
∑ shrimp salad with red wine vinegrette
∑ 58g protein, 175g dextrose
∑ loads of evil foods

~3000 kcals ∑ ~25g fat ∑ ~450g carbs ∑ ~240g protein

Supplements : ETS (4 caps AM/PM), multi-vitamin, 3g l-tyrosine + 3g taurine (pre-workout), calcium carbonate (750mg AM), 10g creatine (post-workout)

.workout.

Tension.

leg press : 5p+25psx12, 12
calf raise : things
leg curl : 100x12, 12
leg extension : 120x12, 12
cable crossovers: 80x12, 12
lat pulldown : 125x12, 12
chest press : 110x12, 12
neutral row : 120x12, 12
db curls : 25x12:12
rope pulldowns: 50x12:12

lilmase1153
05-05-2005, 05:55 PM
strong w/o gal

those evil foods sound just devilish :D

galileo
05-07-2005, 03:28 PM
05.06.2005 - Day 12 of 28 [UD2.0]

See workout.

.workout.

Power? Pssh.

leg press : 9ppsx5, 5
seated calf raise : 140x5, 5
leg curl : 120x5, 5
leg extension : 190x5, 200x5
cable crossovers: 40psx12, 100psx YANK!

At this point in the workout, I pulled my right lateral delt, which pretty much killed my workout. I came home and iced it, then took a hot shower, and now I'm icing it again.

My legs are getting stronger and stronger, but the rest of me is suffering. I don't know what's going to happen this week as a result of my injury, but I'm going to continue to do an ice/heat routine and pray that I recover well enough to attempt to pick up my UD2 workout this week.

lilmase1153
05-07-2005, 03:35 PM
good luck with the delt bro.. but awesome leg press effort very strong indeed

now rest taht sucker up you still got plenty more days on ud2 to go

heathj
05-07-2005, 08:02 PM
leg press is heavy! no way i could hold up 9pps...

sh*tty about the shoulder though, hope it heals so you can get back to shedding that fat.

cphafner
05-07-2005, 10:39 PM
strong workout man. Do you carb up for your leg days?

Patz
05-08-2005, 10:06 PM
9 plates per side. that's like 18 x 45, right?

*did math*

damn!

galileo
05-09-2005, 06:17 AM
mase

Thanks! My arm feels good enough to do a light workout today, so I'm going to try to continue forward. I had semi-decent progress last week, so I'd like to keep it up.

heatj

Thanks heath. My leg motions are continuing to go up, but my upperbody is now stagnant. Sucks.

c0nn0r

I carb up for my diet, which involves four full body workouts a week.

elw00d

Actually, it was 2x100's, 4x45's, and 1x25 per side. ;)

Canadian Crippler
05-09-2005, 11:15 AM
Everything is going just awesome for you, as usual!

galileo
05-09-2005, 11:17 AM
mitch

**** off.

galileo
05-09-2005, 11:21 AM
05.09.2005 - Day 1 of 7 [Carb Cycling] (Day 15 of 28 [UD2.0])

I'm taking the week off of UD2 because I have a tremendous amount of preparation to do for a presentation I'm giving to the VP next week. I'll be doing two full-body workouts and carb cycling this week in order to prevent any real fat-gain.

I look like **** right now, but my bodyfat is down and my weight is up. This doesn't make much sense. I weighed in at 177 this morning and clipped fairly low, but my love handles aren't going away as fast as my abdominal fat and at the lower bodyfat level my chest is starting to really look ****ty. I'm scheduling my appointment with the surgeon for June and I'm shooting for July for surgery. I don't know whether or not I'll be able to have marlynn come (due to her just graduating, getting a job, etc.) so I may have to go at it alone. If anyone is in the Virginia area and would like to grab a beer around that time, it'd be cool.

week one [03.08.2005]: 184 @ 17.6%
week five [04.12.2005]: 179 @ 13.0% [+4 lbm, -9 fat]
week seven [05.01.2005]: 175 @ 10.5% [+5 lbm, -14 fat]
week eight [05.09.2005]: 177 @ 9.5% [+8.5 lbm, -15.5 fat]

The numbers...what can I say about that? It's apparent that there's a real difference here. If I only lost 7lbs and it was all fat, I'd be around 14.5% right now. That would not really be possible, since I went from an ab pinch of 25mm to coming in about 9-10mm right now. Even if the only weight I lost was at my waist (impossible), that's about 9lbs on its own. My belt is on the last notch now and it has even become too loose (I was on the first notch when I started); another sign that progress has been substantial. I just can't look at myself in the mirror right now and justify these numbers. Granted, 3-site for me subtracts an implicit 3% from my actual bodyfat, which puts me a little over 12%, but still the weight change is minimal. I took precautions to prevent false calculations - I was working out for a few weeks without diet to get the initial water gain out of the way. Also, the 184 was an evening weight, definitely not depleted, so the difference is likely even greater. I don't want to feel like I'm deceiving myself or anyone else with these outrageous numbers so I feel the need to explain, even if only I truly care. Here are a few of the things I have come up with to justify this, in no particular order, but I don't think any of them are enough.
∑ I'm working out more with UD2, giving more room for water storage.
∑ The supercompensation has allowed me to be more full and slightly more anabolic.
∑ There may be a small amount of improvement from the ~10g of creatine I added per week.

Who knows? Perhaps I'm just a "responder."

.diet.supplements.

To the window, to the wall. The the sweat drip down my balls, how those bitches crawl...get low.

∑ 8oz cottage cheese, 6oz bluebunny yogurt, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 8oz turkey, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 6oz chicken, 1 tbsp DAG oil, green veggies
∑ 16oz low-carb milk, 2 servings Nitrean, 1 tbsp DAG oil, 10g psyllium fiber

1293 kcals ∑ 45g fat ∑ 42g carbs ∑ 179g protein

Supplements : ETS (4 caps AM/PM), sesathin (3x1/4ml), multi-vitamin, calcium carbonate (750mg AM/1500mg PM)

Canadian Crippler
05-09-2005, 11:21 AM
And they said being nice will get you far in life. :(

*resumes regular attitude*

EDIT: **** man, progress is lookin' freakin awesome.

rookiebldr
05-09-2005, 12:12 PM
[indent]To the window, to the wall. The the sweat drip down my balls, how those bitches crawl...get low.


lmfao

Somethings are just never fully explained. Carb cycling will keep you sane this week and you can startup on UD2 next week again. It's for the best. :)

Focused70
05-09-2005, 01:17 PM
*follows diet with interest since I'll be putting myself through this kind of hell soon enough*

:( :( :(

Stash

Unholy
05-09-2005, 01:30 PM
Yup same here, As soon as I hit 15% BF im gonna go for a 6-8 week cycle of UD 2.0 hopefully long enough to get me to 10% BF

PowerManDL
05-09-2005, 01:47 PM
I haven't seen numbers quite as dramatic as yours, but after completing week 3, I can definitely see changes. Three more weeks of this, while I most likely won't have abs, will leave me looking ever so pretty.

Isaac Wilkins
05-09-2005, 02:18 PM
*hands Majt a pink headband*

PowerManDL
05-09-2005, 03:34 PM
I prefer lavender.

galileo
05-09-2005, 06:43 PM
mitch

Nice gets you only so far - and thanks.

rookie

It's a rap song called get low. Those are also good reasons to switch, plus my shoulder needs to heal.

stash

It's soooo worth it.

holy****

See previous comment.

majt

Tis the best diet evar!!1`~

borrs, majt

It will match your respective vaginas.

PowerManDL
05-09-2005, 06:54 PM
Lavender vaginas? Who the hell have you been sleeping with?

Maybe you need tp adjust the colors on your monitor when you're watching Intarweb pr0n.

SW
05-09-2005, 07:08 PM
You're doing quite well dude. Congrats on this low bf. I wanna know: how low u gonna go?

galileo
05-09-2005, 07:43 PM
majt

I will take this no farther...

w1ll

Perhaps to about 5-6% 3-site. I'm not really sure yet, honestly. I can't bulk until post-surgery anyhow, so I may as well get as lean as possible in the mean time. If I got surgery in July and I lost 1lb/week until then, I'd hit my goal pretty easily. It all depends on if I stagnate or not.

SW
05-15-2005, 08:32 PM
Hey man, you're AWOL. Hope you're getting lifts in and biotching at those who need it.

galileo
05-16-2005, 09:48 AM
I took the week off to rehab my shoulder and get some things accomplished at work. I am back to UD2 this week and ready to go.

galileo
05-16-2005, 12:34 PM
05.16.2005 - Day 15 of 28 [UD2.0]

A couple steps back with the week off. I decided to take it easy so my shoulder would be closer to 100% this week when returning full force. I did use this time to eat some things I really shouldn't (including an all-out binge at a Hibachi restaurant), so I did put on a little weight. I believe that I'm floating around the 179 - 11% area as of this morning, which is likely an overshoot due to the egregious amount of carbs I took in last night. I'll recover this week and begin my progression next.

.diet.supplements.

ANTICARB0.

∑ 8oz cottage cheese, 6oz bluebunny yogurt, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 8oz turkey, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 6oz chicken, 1 tbsp DAG oil, green veggies
∑ 16oz low-carb milk, 2 servings Nitrean, 1 tbsp DAG oil, 10g psyllium fiber

1293 kcals ∑ 45g fat ∑ 42g carbs ∑ 179g protein

Supplements : ETS (4 caps AM/PM), sesathin (3x1/4ml), multi-vitamin, 15mg yohimbine hcl + 900mg acetyl-l-carnitine + 900mg taurine (3x), 200mg caffeine (pre-workout), calcium carbonate (750mg AM/1500mg PM)

.workout.

This is a full body depletion workout.

leg extension : 65x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
leg curl : 60x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
inc db press: 35x15, 15, 15
neutral row : 80x15, 15, 15
chest press : 80x15, 15, 15
lat pulldown : 60x15, 15, 15
db curls : 25x15:15

Much nausea. I had to hurry back to eat my turkey because I was very miserable. Otherwise, it was w hat it was.

heathj
05-16-2005, 05:46 PM
how long does it take you to complete the full body depletion?

SW
05-16-2005, 08:21 PM
Wow dude, if I was at your caloric intake, WITHOUT lifting, I would die in....3 days. Very nice dedication to this. It most likely sucks teh big floppy donkey dick.

Patz
05-16-2005, 10:03 PM
Xian...what kind of turkey are you eating? It's not lunchmeat is it? I just cant bring myself to buy a turkey breast, cook it, cut it up..blah blah blah..

ryuage
05-16-2005, 10:40 PM
buy a precookled turkey breast and slice it up

galileo
05-17-2005, 08:13 AM
heath

About forty minutes, give or take.

will

It can get intense, but it is worth every pang.

pat

Yeah, it's lunchmeat. It's not too bad - 0g fat/carbs and a decent amount of protein. If I had the time, I'd cook a turkey, but for now I'll stick to the lunchmeat.

ryuage

Good idea. I've done that with chicken before, but not turkey.

_8_Ball
05-17-2005, 08:19 AM
I give you props mang... 1200 cals... no wonder your at 11% and I'm at 30%... :-) I guess I just don't have the dedication you have... :)

I could probably do low to no carb but the total cals would need to be higher....

Good looking workout... doesn't all that volume give you insane DOMS?

8

Dedicated
05-17-2005, 11:38 AM
Yea I agree with _8_Ball, your dedication is admirable.

ryuage
05-17-2005, 11:58 AM
jenny-o makes some good ones you can grab at any supermarket or costco/sams club type places.

SW
05-17-2005, 06:20 PM
You know a ****load about dieting and such. Ever thought of being a dietition, and where did you learn so much about it.

PowerManDL
05-17-2005, 07:39 PM
He stole it from the Google.

Blood&Iron
05-18-2005, 11:38 AM
Hey.

I got your message from like a week ago. I've been meaning to call back, but I can't find your number anywhere (My phone was off when you called so it didn't show up on my caller id).

PM me with it or call again and leave it and I'll give you a ring.

galileo
05-18-2005, 11:41 AM
superior_will

I spent a good deal of time researching when I had time for such things.

majt

Google 4 teh w1n!

zac

A'ight - PM.

galileo
05-18-2005, 11:48 AM
05.18.2005

Rapid update for j00.

I've stopped UD2 this week because my workload has grown too large for me to keep up with the structure. Instead, I'll be carb cycling as strictly as I can imagine. Next week I should be OK to start back up again.

This will give me two weeks of fat-loss before my doctor's appointment on June 6, where I'll be getting my initial review for surgery. I will probably attempt to schedule my surgery for July 1, because I have 4/5 off, giving me a solid 4 days of recovery post-op.

If you live in the Northeast Virginia or Southwest Maryland areas and you'd like to meet up, I will be between Rockville, MD and Chester, VA the week of June 6-10. After 4:00pm, I'll be bored as *** and sitting in a hotel alone is not really my idea of excitement.

ryuage
05-18-2005, 12:00 PM
whats wrong with a sitting in a hotel alone just chillin watchin some t.v :)

Blood&Iron
05-18-2005, 12:22 PM
http://www.gophergas.com/funstuff/womenlivelonger2.htm

http://www.weirdralph.com/funstuff/images/3rdplace.jpg

briancurran01
05-18-2005, 12:42 PM
b&i: those pics are insane lol

galileo
05-23-2005, 06:49 PM
05.23.2005

Doing UD2 with my low-carb days as PSMF to accelerate loss. Including Sesathin on the weekends now.

Sorry for the brevity. My life is governed by conciseness as of late.

.workout.

leg extension : 85x15, 15, 15, 90x15, 15, 15
leg curl : 80x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
chest press : 90x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
diverging row : 90x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
tricep extension: 40x15, 50x15
strive curls : 40x15, 15

Patz
05-23-2005, 07:14 PM
pics were too funny..

thansk for the turkey info..turkeys!

galileo
05-24-2005, 09:36 AM
j00 turk3y f00.

PowerManDL
05-24-2005, 10:00 AM
I'm spreading hAet throughout your journal even as we speak.

_8_Ball
05-24-2005, 11:22 AM
05.23.2005
diverging row : 90x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15


What are these?

8

ryuage
05-24-2005, 11:35 AM
I guess I will be on the ud2.0 bandwagon starting tomorrow once again

galileo
05-24-2005, 05:22 PM
majt

Teh hAet is ubast.

coke_nose

It is a cybex eagle machine where the handles move apart as you row it in. It is a very comfortable machine.

ryuage

Isn't it great? I envy those who never have to cut. It seems like that is all I ever do...

ryuage
05-24-2005, 05:24 PM
you and me both =\ although I am 20 lbs heavier and leaner then I was 6 months ago.

galileo
05-24-2005, 05:27 PM
05.23.2005

The workout was good today - I have much more energy in the evening. I think part of it is 3g of l-tyrosine and 200mg of caffeine that I take well after my stimulants from early in the day wear off. The taurine seems to help a bit as well, but it is hard to tell.

I'm off to see Star Wars III.

.diet.

Today looked like this - 8 scoops of nitrean in water, 6 fish oil caps. Jealous?

.workout.

leg extension : 90x15, 15, 15, 15, 15
leg curl : 80x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
diverging row : 90x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
chest press : 90x15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15
tricep extension: 50x15
dumbbell curls : 25x15:15

galileo
05-24-2005, 05:28 PM
ryuage

I am lighter and fatter than last year. I lose.

ryuage
05-24-2005, 05:42 PM
i actually had a lot of those days my last ud2 go around

4 shakes a day and my fishy caps

galileo
05-25-2005, 12:15 PM
05.25.2005

I took some measurements this morning to find out where I was and I'm about 10.25%. Next week I hope to creep down into the mid 9's so I'm prepared for my Monday appointment.

I'm very hungry this time around and coffee isn't helping. All I can tell myself is that in one more day I'll be back in carb heaven. It's worth it.

Sorry again for the short updates.

Isaac Wilkins
05-25-2005, 12:34 PM
05.23.2005

.diet.

Today looked like this - 8 scoops of nitrean in water, 6 fish oil caps. Jealous?



I will speak this to you in Paris Hilton, so that you understand: "That's hot"

Good day.

ryuage
05-25-2005, 12:51 PM
so why do you feel the need to include sesathin on your carbups now?

galileo
05-25-2005, 01:04 PM
borris

I shall reply in ectx so that you understand, "Chupame culo, ese."

ryuage

Not during my refeed, during the weekend. I want to maximize fat-loss for the next two weeks, so I'm not really concerned about any lbm gains that may result. Sesathin will blunt the lbm gain, but accelerate the fat-loss.

Frozenmoses
05-25-2005, 08:48 PM
I was hoping you would've quit so I wouldn't feel so bad about neglecting my body. Way to go and make me feel bad, ass.

How goze it, Xian?

cphafner
05-25-2005, 09:02 PM
nice workout man. I'm glad I haven't had to resort to that drastic of a diet yet...

galileo
05-26-2005, 08:42 AM
fromo

!!! Good to see you back, joto. Things are going fairly well, but I too took an extended period off from the health thing. I'd be way farther ahead right now had I not, but all I can do is set a goal for no more layoffs in the near future.

c0nn0r

Yeah, you're lucky because you can eat a ridiculous amount of food and still lose fat. I'm luck because I can bulk on like 3000. :cool:

galileo
05-26-2005, 12:48 PM
05.26.2005

My stomach is churning from the 175g of dextrose that just flooded it. It was upset since last night and apparently the post-workout shake didn't help much. Oh well, I'm just happy to be carb'n it again.

.diet.supplements.

0 -> 1200.

∑ 8oz cottage cheese, 6oz bluebunny yogurt, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 8oz turkey, 3 fish oil caps
∑ 58g protein, 175g dextrose
∑ pasta n' chicken
∑ bagels, fat-free cream cheese, 16oz fat-free milk

~3000 kcals ∑ ~25g fat ∑ ~450g carbs ∑ ~240g protein

Supplements : ETS (4 caps AM/PM), multi-vitamin, 3g l-tyrosine + 3g taurine (pre-workout), calcium carbonate (750mg AM), 10g creatine (post-workout)

.workout.

Tension.

45į leg press : 5ppsx12, 12
45į calf raise : 5ppsx12, 12
leg curl : 80x12, 12
leg extension : 80x12, 12
cable crossovers: 100x12, 12
lat pulldown : 95x12, 90x12
chest press : 100x12, 12
neutral row : 9.5x12, 9.5x12
lateral raise : 15x12, 12
hammer curls : 30x10:10, 20x12:12

I was more tired for this one than the previous few. I'm not sure the cause, but it may be the same thing that's keeping my stomach upset.

PowerManDL
05-26-2005, 01:03 PM
I'm a homo.

ryuage
05-26-2005, 04:33 PM
i love food to much to be wasting 150 grams of carbs on a shake :)

galileo
05-26-2005, 04:57 PM
majt

Yes, yes you are.

ryuage

If it wasn't a large part of the diet, I wouldn't either.

SW
05-26-2005, 04:58 PM
Which do you like better, tension workouts or regular weights?

galileo
05-26-2005, 05:01 PM
will

I ****ing hate the UD2 workouts, if that's what you're asking.

rookiebldr
05-26-2005, 10:26 PM
:angel:

heathj
05-28-2005, 08:09 PM
ahh pussy, they're not too bad once you get used to it.

but i guess thats when i use the pink weights.

galileo
05-28-2005, 08:32 PM
05.28.2005

Quick update. I worked out today and it was alright. I did atf's, overhead squats, rows, pulldowns, cable crossovers, hs press, and some other junk. Overall meh, but tis OK. I'm determining whether or not I'll be pushing forward with one last week of UD2 or not. We'll see...

Patz
05-29-2005, 01:29 AM
chest press : 100x12, 12


is that 12 sets of 100 x 12????

egad, that's a lot of reppage..

ryuage
05-29-2005, 08:23 AM
just one moreeeeeeeeeee

lilmase1153
05-29-2005, 06:40 PM
damn gal ud2 is looks like it working big time bro.. i mean 10.25% is ace man

good luck with sub 10 bro

Focused70
05-29-2005, 06:49 PM
majt

Yes, yes you are.


No! No, he's not dammit.

It's like Highlander. Only one. Only one.

Stash

galileo
06-05-2005, 10:20 PM
I'm off to the surgeon, then training this week. Wish me luck.

Patz
06-05-2005, 11:56 PM
good luck man...everything will work out as it's supposed to..

rookiebldr
06-06-2005, 09:36 AM
Good luck, buddy.

ryuage
06-06-2005, 10:35 AM
gl, you sure youll be able to train after the surgery??

Unholy
06-06-2005, 12:11 PM
gl :D say bye bye titties

Wikked1
06-06-2005, 01:40 PM
DUDE?! I have a swiss army knife,I would have fixed you up real nice! Yeah man best of luck here,and I hope you get a sexy nurse or two!

Canadian Crippler
06-06-2005, 05:17 PM
I envy you.

briancurran01
06-06-2005, 06:29 PM
good luck with the surgery man...hope everything works out good for ya.

galileo
06-06-2005, 07:32 PM
He wouldn't examine me today. He said due to the tenderness of the area, he wished for me to go to an endocrinologist and get a full blood profile to determine if I have something wrong. So...that's what I'll do.

lilmase1153
06-06-2005, 07:44 PM
best wishes gal pal :)

Patz
06-06-2005, 07:58 PM
you should have told him you were lactating..

SW
06-06-2005, 08:47 PM
Good luck buddy. Hope it all goes well for you.

galileo
06-28-2005, 06:46 PM
06.28.2005

*blows dust off of journal* Why, hello.

I've not been overly lax in my workouts or diet, but not overly dedicated either. Since my return, I've tried to east sensibly, but I've had my moments. I made my way back to 13.5%, where I began this week. In preparation for my next visit with a new plastic surgeon, I am doing a PSMF in order to lean up ever so slightly. I want to make sure that my problem isn't overshadowed by any fat accumulation, as it may be. As of this morning I'm pinching a 12% even, which may allow me to reach somewhere in the 10's by next Tuesday's appointment, if I remain consistent.

I've been working my weights back up slowly. I started at 45's with the incline db press and rows, then added 5lbs per workout over the last four. These were again of no major difficulty, but until I'm where I wish to be I will continue to work up slowly, particularly due to my dieting.

incline dumbbell press : 60x8, 8
dumbbell rows : 60x8, 8
decline press : 195x8, 8
neutral rows : 150x8, 8
seated calf-raises : 150x8, 8
dumbbell curl : 35x8, 8

I only describe my worksets for now.

I hope all is well for everyone and I apologize for such a long time between posts. I was quite disappointed when the surgeon crushed my spirits, but I've recovered and I'm looking forward to the new doctor's word.

SW
06-28-2005, 06:52 PM
Good to see you back and posting in your journal again Gal. Hope the new guy isnt' a douche.

Patz
06-28-2005, 08:31 PM
I knew you'd do it!

Palavers galore!!!

*regrets bad joke about 'lactating'*

*ditches faux anger, to make way for the master*

rookiebldr
06-28-2005, 08:53 PM
Yeah, good to see you back. :)

_8_Ball
06-28-2005, 08:56 PM
Nice to see you're staying consistent... I'm sure you're very anxious to meet with the surgeon asap...

8

Unholy
06-28-2005, 09:05 PM
w00t w00t the doggie's here

galileo
06-29-2005, 09:52 AM
nick

Thanks man, I appreciate it.

pat

You'll pay.

jeff

Who are you again?

_8biz_

Very very anxious.

holy_doosh

Doggie? I'm lost.

galileo
06-29-2005, 09:55 AM
06.29.2005

So far, so good. This morning I looked leaner yet again, expecting another drop in bodyfat. This diet never ceases to amaze me in its unbelievable ability to take off lingering fat without even a hint of hesitation. The calipers weren't consistent, but the largest pinches I could register put me in the range of 11.4% [7.5p/12a/20q]. My scale weight was 174.5, which is down 0.5lbs from Monday morning. I suppose, despite my best efforts at depletion, the fluids are returning to my sagging muscles, preventing a larger degree of weight difference. An unrealistic difference of 3.7lbs in bodyfat has been noted along with a lbm gain of 3.21lbs.

.diet.

I thought that you might be interested in seeing how little I'm eating, perhaps appreciating what you get to eat a little more. I'll outline a typical day and the gaps can be left unfilled. Some days I increase the protein a bit, but as long as I get at least 1g/lb, I'm fine. If you're wondering, the salsa is ****ing amazing. My compliments to Le Gourmet Chef.

∑ 12oz low-carb milk, 1 scoop nitrean
∑ 8oz chicken breast, 2 tbsp chipotle frijole salsa
∑ 1 can tuna
∑ 8oz turkey breast
∑ 12oz low-carb milk, 1 scoop nitrean

Along with this comes a mandatory multivitamin, 6g fish oil (3g EPA/DHA), 1.5g calcium carbonate, and ephedrine/caffeine at low doses.

.palaver.

This won't be your typical palaver or at least I don't indent it to be one. I'm going to use this as an opportunity to get everyone up to speed with some of the details of my existance for the last few weeks.

Earlier this month, I headed down to Virginia to visit a plastic surgeon about my condition. I marked "tenderness" on the pre-consultation form, as when I get hit in that region it's similar to getting hit in any nerve-dense area. Without even an examination, he pushed me out the door stating that he'd not even discuss things with me until I received an approval from an endocrinologist. His tone was very dull and always business-like and never once did I feel as if my presence was of any interest to him. At one point I'd made a comment on how disappointing that it was that I drove so many hours to receive only bad news. All of a sudden, the first smile of the visit caught my eye. It was actually less of a smile and more of a smirk, as if what I'd said had struck him with joy to the core. The response was drenched in pride; cold and ugly pride. "Last week alone, I had a patient fly in from Europe and one from the Cayman Islands." Well that softens the blow now, doesn't it? Before I left, he used a tape recorder to speak of our meeting and included sentences that started with "The patient claims" and "The patient alleges" as if what I was saying was littered with half-truths or bald-faced lies. I left feeling uncomfortable and almost ashamed for my condition. After much thought, I decided to seek out another answer.

My week of training was quite interesting, I must say - but I'll save those stories for another day. I've never met such a wide variety of people with such unique and ridiculously odd things about them.

June has crept by, but I'm always busy. I've done a few more things in the house and I've done my best to work in the yard. It's very hard to find the time to do much of anything anymore, unfortunately. I'll just continue to make plans and try to stick to the dates I'm setting.

Next week I leave for New York, where I'll hit up another surgeon. He's worked on pretty famous bodybuilders such as Greg Kovacs. I'm pretty excited. After that, it's a quick drive (heh) back home, then I'm heading to Las Vegas for a week, where I'll spend my time making excuses about why I don't want to go in the pool. I cannot ****ing wait for this surgery...

Blood&Iron
06-29-2005, 10:28 AM
Next week I leave for New York, where I'll hit up another surgeon. He's worked on pretty famous bodybuilders such as Greg Kovacs.
Uhh...
http://www.81x.com/Authors/bigwillevo/gk2.jpg

All kidding aside, that doc sounds like a serious dick. Hope it goes better with this other guy.

Focused70
06-29-2005, 10:39 AM
Yay!

Thanks for listening to me for once.

Stash

SW
06-29-2005, 10:42 AM
Shoulda hit him in the face an unspecified # of times, then ****ed his secretary and came all over the walls. Just my opinion. The new doc sounds cool though.

Wikked1
06-29-2005, 10:46 AM
What is it about the medical profession that produces such a large percentage of douche-bags? What an arrogant dick! I can only imagine how pi$$ed I would have been after that drive. Anyway who wants to let someone like that have a scalpel and your naked body in the same room together? uuuhmmm eat something will ya'? :p

galileo
06-30-2005, 02:14 PM
zac

4q

soba

I don't follow, but I am glad you agree!

nick

Ha. I just cried a lot. A lot.

w1kk3d

I wish I knew man...I also wish I could eat something other than tuna.

galileo
06-30-2005, 02:14 PM
06.30.2005

I went to the mirror, not expecting much change this morning and visually I got what I came for, so to speak. However, the scale and calipers gave me a more optimistic tale, showing me a 172.5 and 10.96% respectively. It's depressing to see my weight in the low 170's again, but I will remedy that situation soon enough. There is a grand story to be told in the numbers of the day; an intricate dance is being performed between water, free fatty acids, and glycogen. I know I've become increasingly depleted as the week trudges on, which lowers my scale weight below what is accurate. I also know that I've lost a lot of the subcutaneous water that was being held, allowing for a larger difference in measurements. According to figures alone, I'm down 4.7lbs of fat and up 2.2lbs of lean body mass. According to logic, the absolute best fat-loss I could have in this time frame would be roughly 1.75lbs using the deficit I've created through diet and exercise. But nothing in my world ever seems to adhere to logic. I think I will use the calipers again this evening and again tomorrow morning to see how much of a difference the evening retention might make. No matter what the outcome, I'm pleased so far and I'm starting to clear my head of the desire to binge on unhealthy foods, which is exactly where I need to be. By the time I begin my refeed on Monday, I should look decent enough. If I assume that no more subcutaneous water is to be lost, I have the opportunity to lose 2 more pounds by Monday, which will propel me to a svelte 9.9% sitting right around 170.

Patz
06-30-2005, 02:51 PM
an intricate dance is being performed between water, free fatty acids, and glycogen.

That was beautiful, man...

*wipes away a single tear and sniffles*







good luck..you've got this down to a science.

Focused70
06-30-2005, 04:02 PM
You're forgetting our IM convo, f00s.

The one where I suggested looking into some doctor in a place like NYC, where s/he might be more enlightened than those nutfcuks you've been running across.

SW
06-30-2005, 06:15 PM
Nut****s. That's a good one Stash.

I possibly understood 3 sentences in your last post. Which means you know plenty. Good luck getting rid of that "subcutaneous water retention". At least you're not losing muscle right now.

lilmase1153
07-01-2005, 12:09 AM
how goes it gal?

sounds like to me your subacnainoipjnns is looking good :D

rookiebldr
07-01-2005, 09:21 AM
I'm one of your buddies in Canada whom you refuse to visit since you hate driving that mad car of yours. ;)

galileo
07-01-2005, 11:24 AM
pat

Thanks man. I'm doing my best.

s0ba

Ahh yes. I suppose that it was a good suggestion. :)

n1ck

I was rather amused by it as well. I will try to lower the level of my posts a bit for you.

mase

Doing well man, doing well. I'm working hard to get myself to where I need to be, but I'm a ways off as usual. This time though, I'll most definitely get there.

jeff

If I dropped everything and went to Canada at every suggestion, it wouldn't be long before I was smoking medical marijuana and talking aboot buying a hoose, eh.

galileo
07-01-2005, 08:17 PM
Things are on track today. I lost a slight bit from the abs and I'm starting to notice losses in the love handle areas. I'll attach two forearm pictures, cold, depleted, and a fragment of their former selves. I'm beginning to get some veins back, at least.

Tomorrow, I've decided to refeed. I will do something moderate, eating maybe 400g of carbs for 2 days. Monday I will eat sensibly and Tuesday I will eat low-carb before my appointment. After that, no promises until I return from Vegas. :)

getfit
07-01-2005, 08:25 PM
*takes a peek,saw the forearm pic* looking good gal thick as well! :)

SW
07-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Those....are shadows? Man, when you get all this crap outta the way and stomp adversity like we all know you will, we'll get to see what's MAKING those damned shadows I have a feeling.

rookiebldr
07-01-2005, 09:32 PM
jeff

If I dropped everything and went to Canada at every suggestion, it wouldn't be long before I was smoking medical marijuana and talking aboot buying a hoose, eh.

mmmmm, and your point? *looks for hooose in the neighbourhood.

galileo
07-02-2005, 08:50 AM
07.02.2005

I am beginning my refeed and after this morning's workout, I realize how good of an idea this was. I was exhausted and even the wonders of caffeine and l-tyrosine were unable to propel me through the workout. I am sipping on a mild post-workout shake now and trying to ease the nausea of coming out of ketosis.

My back is fragile and tender, so I started my squats at 135. I didn't even have to warm up with this kind of weight, just went into it. I plan on slowing increasing the weight, probably 5lbs a workout, until I'm back up to a respectable workset. I think I've finally overcome my iron ego, so my risk of injury will be significantly lower.

All of my movements were uncomfortable and tiresome, but here's what I did.

parallel squats : 135x8, 8
incline db press : 25x8, 65x7, 60x8
db rows : 25x8, 65x8:8, 8:8
decline bench press : 215x8, 8
supinated pulldown: 155x8, 8

That was it. I was fully exhausted at this point and it really wasn't worth struggling up anything else. I will try to hit the gym hard once more before my appointment, perhaps Tuesday morning, but we'll see.

Until then, I shall enjoy my refeed excitement. Panera Bread soup in a sourdough roll, subway, and some blood&iron aid.

Patz
07-02-2005, 03:07 PM
07.02.2005

I am beginning my refeed and after this morning's workout, I realize how good of an idea this was. I was exhausted and even the wonders of caffeine and l-tyrosine were unable to propel me through the workout. I am sipping on a mild post-workout shake now and trying to ease the nausea of coming out of ketosis.

My back is fragile and tender, so I started my squats at 135. I didn't even have to warm up with this kind of weight, just went into it. I plan on slowing increasing the weight, probably 5lbs a workout, until I'm back up to a respectable workset. I think I've finally overcome my iron ego, so my risk of injury will be significantly lower.

All of my movements were uncomfortable and tiresome, but here's what I did.

parallel squats : 135x8, 8
incline db press : 25x8, 65x7, 60x8
db rows : 25x8, 65x8:8, 8:8
decline bench press : 215x8, 8
supinated pulldown: 155x8, 8

That was it. I was fully exhausted at this point and it really wasn't worth struggling up anything else. I will try to hit the gym hard once more before my appointment, perhaps Tuesday morning, but we'll see.

Until then, I shall enjoy my refeed excitement. Panera Bread soup in a sourdough roll, subway, and some blood&iron aid.

Nice Xian..215 x 8 depleted?

I didn't realize you had worked back up to that kind of strength already. Very nice, man..

Blood&Iron
07-02-2005, 03:57 PM
I think I've finally overcome my iron ego, so my risk of injury will be significantly lower.
I'm sure I've seen you mention of it before, but I'm having a hard time remembering if you've hurt yourself a bunch of times before. Yes/no?

Personally, despite all efforts I do *care* about the weight--just not at the expense of my health. Perhaps, it hinders my progression somewhat, but other than a lingering lower back thing (from when I did really care about the weight), my joints/body feel pretty good. Nowadays, I just care that I do the best I'm capable of and work on progressing. I may be weak as sh*t compared to many of the people on this board for example, but compared to where I started, I'm doing pretty damn good. I think that's the best place to be (for me, anyway).



Panera Bread soup in a sourdough roll, subway, and some blood&iron aid.
Sweet!

lilmase1153
07-02-2005, 09:29 PM
nice sesh bro, its great to hear things are good and falling into place. i love the feeling of setting a goal and than reaching it (doesnt happen often with me :) )

awesome job thus far bro

galileo
07-03-2005, 08:37 AM
07.02.2005

Yesterday's refeed may have been the cleanest I've ever done, but today I feel like I have a lot of food stuck in the stomach. I weighed 174 this morning and the bodyfat was 10.35%.

∑ 1 scoop whey, 1 kashi go lean bar (240kcals, 7g fat, 23g carbs, 28g protein)
∑ 1 scoop whey, 80g dextrose (430kcals, 2g fat, 83g carbs, 23g protein)
∑ Panera smoked turkey on tomato basil (590kcals, 16g fat, 73g carbs, 34g protein)
∑ Panera low fat chicken noodle soup in a sourdough bowl (600kcals, 4g fat, 117g carbs, 6g protein)
∑ 1/2 of - 1 pack cherry, 1 pack tropical punch, 1 pack berry blue koolaid, 3 cups dextrose (420g), 1 cup splenda (840kcals, 0g fat, 210g cabrs, 0g protein)
∑ 12" subway chicken on wheat with chipotle sauce (740kcals, 20g fat, 80g carbs, 66g protein)
∑ 4 slices of wheat toast with sugar-free jelly (360kcals, 4g fat, 60g carbs, 16g protein)

Totals : 3854kcals, 58g protein, 646g carbs [25g fiber], 173g protein

I'm not sure whether or not I should continue to refeed today. I think I might just eat "maintenance" style and keep it low fat.

cphafner
07-03-2005, 09:44 AM
I had a dream last night that I was abel to reffeed, then I woke up and only got to eat shredded wheat :cry:

Workouts looks good. If it wasn't for caffeine (in Lipo-6) I wouldn't even make it out of bed.

Unholy
07-03-2005, 09:58 AM
Good job on the refeed gal, Im curious too see how much weight I gained over the last few days.

rookiebldr
07-08-2005, 09:13 AM
*looks for update, finds none.




gmail?

Unholy
07-08-2005, 09:25 AM
He's enjoying vegas :D

Focused70
07-08-2005, 09:38 AM
Is there a hot time at the Lazy B Susan ranch tonight?

:hump:

Stash

rookiebldr
07-10-2005, 08:18 PM
He's enjoying vegas :D

ah, that was THIS weekend. duh!

galileo
07-13-2005, 04:25 PM
Vegas was fun.

MM
07-13-2005, 04:27 PM
Haha, nice pic.

Patz
07-13-2005, 05:52 PM
Looks like Scott Weiland..lol.

'Cept not as stoned-looking..but still kinda stoned-looking!

ryuage
07-13-2005, 06:13 PM
Vegas was fun.

so which one is you :lurk:

SW
07-13-2005, 06:17 PM
Tell me you kept that sweetass hat.

Unholy
07-13-2005, 07:28 PM
Haha, I love the hat.

galileo
07-13-2005, 08:57 PM
Just so everyone knows, my surgery has been scheduled. I will be having my operation with Dr. Mordcai Blau on July 22. The procedure will involve excision and liposuction and it will be done under local anesthesia. It was expensive, but I am more than certain it will be worth every penny. At that point I will have a forced month off of strain, but I will try to sneak in after 2-3 weeks to perform machine exercises for my legs.

I can't say I'm not afraid. I'm afraid of a few things, actually. The local anesthesia scares me because I tend to need a little extra novocaine for procedures. I realize that most of the numbing agent will be lidocaine, particularly for the liposuction, but it still scares me. What scares me more, however, is that my end result won't be perfect. I know I can't go in expecting perfection, but I'm almost afraid of what my chest will look like after all of the gland and fat are gone.

I guess I should put all of these thoughts aside and just be happy it is finally happening, for better or worse. The surgeon does 3-5 of these a week, so he's very proficient. I will place all of my trust in him to do his job and just pray for the outcome to be what I want.

Unholy
07-13-2005, 09:01 PM
Best luck to you with the surgery. Im slowley saving for mine :D , If the doc is as experienced as you say i see no reason to worry. Think about how liberated you will be when its over and healed. You will go to work topless, jsut wait and see.

MM
07-13-2005, 09:02 PM
Good luck dude. Try not to stress out about it.

rookiebldr
07-13-2005, 11:05 PM
Buddy, you already know thoughts so I'll just say I'm expecting great things for you. :thumbup:

Canadian Crippler
07-13-2005, 11:08 PM
Best of luck with the surgery man. We're all rooting for some nice, small, flat nipples here on WBB! :D

_8_Ball
07-14-2005, 05:17 AM
Everything will be fine... no need to worry man....

8

ryuage
07-14-2005, 06:45 AM
good stuff, you are finally getting what you've wanted now we should see a whole new optomistic galileo when you get back :D

briancurran01
07-14-2005, 01:51 PM
good luck with the surgery man...i cant wait to see the results afterwards...

Wikked1
07-18-2005, 10:51 AM
Best of luck with it bro.

galileo
07-21-2005, 09:58 AM
I'm leaving in a few minutes for my trip. Thanks to everyone for your support!

Unholy
07-21-2005, 10:09 AM
Good luck buddy.

Hatred
07-21-2005, 03:29 PM
Probably a tad late but good luck.

rookiebldr
07-22-2005, 11:08 AM
I just talked to Xian on the phone. The procedure went great although he did pass out, the pussy. He's doing very well now and is very excited with the first look changes that he can see.

Congrats Xian, take that shirt off with pride.

Patz
07-22-2005, 10:44 PM
Yeah..lol...I sent him an email today, and had totally forgotten that he was in NYC until a good bit later. It's good to know that all went well!

SW
07-23-2005, 10:20 AM
It's good to know it's alright and worked. Thanks for the update, Jeff. *looking foreward to Xian making a serious comeback, no holds barred bitches*

galileo
07-23-2005, 06:18 PM
Quickest update I can muster.

One of the initial shots passed through a vein, which caused me to pass out quite rapidly. $600 and many years of therapy to look forward to, I was put under and I was awake before I knew it.

I could only see my nipples for a brief moment before I was bandaged up, but they were small and looked like a normal guy's. As I look today, I can see the bruising from where the lipo took place and it appears as though he got a great deal of fat from the area.

I'll keep everyone up to date as I go.

Jeff - sorry for the call, I don't remember what I said to you because I was still in the post-anesthesia recovery phase. Either way I am, in fact, a pussy.

SW
07-23-2005, 07:19 PM
LOL sounds like things are working out. Congratulations my man.

Canadian Crippler
07-24-2005, 02:00 PM
I envy! Sounds awesome man, rest up.

rookiebldr
07-24-2005, 03:11 PM
Jeff - sorry for the call, I don't remember what I said to you because I was still in the post-anesthesia recovery phase. Either way I am, in fact, a pussy.

Sorry? WTFF, You dragged me out of a boring meeting to get some great news! Now shut up, rest and then get your ass into the gym. And I expect non-blurry pics soon.

Unholy
07-25-2005, 06:40 AM
Glad to hear everything went well bro. This kind of fun event is in my not too distant future.

Blood&Iron
07-25-2005, 07:43 AM
Glad to hear everything went well. I'm sure it must be a great feeling to have finally dealt with things.

galileo
07-27-2005, 08:38 PM
Day five and all is well. My nipples couldn't get hard if I had ice cubes and a brisk zephyr, yet they're flat as can be. I'm extremely happy about this, as you'd expect. Still some significant swelling/bruising in the regions where lipo was performed, but overall recovery has been easy. Two more weeks until I can get into the gym!

lilmase1153
07-27-2005, 08:45 PM
didnt even know this was going on but i can tell you i am glad taht all went well and now you can be proud of your nips..

best wishes and speedy recovery bro

Wikked1
07-28-2005, 10:34 AM
Congrats on the outcome dude!! Glad to hear it! Now about the hard nipple thing,isn't that just a little MORE information than the rest of us needed? HUH? :p

Meat_Head
07-28-2005, 02:19 PM
Hey, glad to hear about the good results on the surgery man! I have the same problem and I'm considering surgery as well. How much did it cost total? Also, I've heard its a month recovery until you can lift again, but your doc said only 2 weeks?

galileo
07-31-2005, 08:44 AM
Took my bandages off today and the chest looks phenomenal. Iím developing scar tissue beneath the surface, but it fades in time. The sutures have dissolved fully from the right side, leaving a very clean area, but the left still has at least one remaining. Once the scar tissue goes down from the sutures, Iím sure itíll be good.

xMeat_Headx :About 2 weeks left, not 2 weeks total. The doctor said no gym activity for 3 weeks. He will give me a more exact time frame at my checkup on the 8th.

Everyone else - thanks for the support. I know it's almost stupid, but I feel like I have a new lease on life. I'm going to make the most of this surgery in every way possible.

SW
07-31-2005, 10:21 AM
Everything looking great man. Good to see you around again.

Patz
07-31-2005, 01:15 PM
sweetness

cphafner
07-31-2005, 03:02 PM
glad to hear everyting went well!

Focused70
07-31-2005, 06:09 PM
I expect some more palavering from you soon, jotsy jots.

Unholy
07-31-2005, 07:19 PM
I'm going to make the most of this surgery in every way possible.

Yeah walk around topless as much as possible :windup:

Meat_Head
08-01-2005, 11:42 AM
About how much did the surgery cost total? Did you pay for it yourself or get help from parents/someone else? I don't guess there's any chance of getting insurance to provide any $ for something like that...

galileo
08-01-2005, 03:15 PM
About how much did the surgery cost total? Did you pay for it yourself or get help from parents/someone else? I don't guess there's any chance of getting insurance to provide any $ for something like that...

The operation was $6600 total.

lilmase1153
08-01-2005, 03:34 PM
thats great taht things are healing up and looking great bro.. improved confidence has a huge effect on day to day stuff.. plus chicks digg it :)

hope all is well big guy

Dedicated
08-01-2005, 06:33 PM
It is great to hear the operation went well:)

Scott S
08-01-2005, 09:47 PM
boobie pics?

galileo
08-02-2005, 07:22 AM
mase

Confidence is very important. Aside from a few "integrity checks" every so often, I am not bothered much to look down, worried about how my chest looks. Once I can get back in the gym, I'll do a small cut to get my bodyfat in check, then I'll be doing enjoying a very long bulk!

dedicated

Thanks man!

scott

Before too long, I'll post some pictures. The ones I have are fairly gruesome.


Perv.

Wikked1
08-02-2005, 07:34 AM
Hey man ,I'm happy for you,it's mostly a self esteem thing I'm sure but if it makes you feel good about yourself then it's all good!!

galileo
08-02-2005, 07:41 AM
wikked

Tell that to the 4" gland that was removed from each tit!

Canadian Crippler
08-02-2005, 07:57 AM
Before too long, I'll post some pictures. The ones I have are fairly gruesome.


Perv.I thought they were pretty sexy. :angel:

galileo
08-02-2005, 08:02 AM
mitch

I don't disagree; I'm a sexy bitch.

dissipate
08-02-2005, 08:34 AM
good to hear the surgery went well and you're happy with it galileo! am awaiting the pics :)

Built
08-03-2005, 05:52 PM
The operation was $6600 total.

Which works out to roughly the same as it's going to cost to stuff EXTRA boobie INTO mine.

Wish I'd have known. Maybe we could have arranged some sort of trade...

;)

Glad you're feeling better about yourself, bud.

SW
08-03-2005, 07:49 PM
So like 2 weeks now till gym?

rookiebldr
08-03-2005, 08:47 PM
mitch

I don't disagree; I'm a sexy bitch.

Well you got the bitch part right. ;)

Scott S
08-03-2005, 10:39 PM
Well you got the bitch part right. ;)

Give him some credit; after years of whining, the bitch tits are finally gone. ;)

_8_Ball
08-04-2005, 05:07 AM
Hey Gal,

Glad to hear everything went well... how's the recovery going? How painfull is it?

8

Wikked1
08-04-2005, 08:26 AM
wikked

Tell that to the 4" gland that was removed from each tit!
DUDE that's 8 inches you could have had placed somewhere else........... :zipit:

Guido
08-04-2005, 10:14 AM
Are those pics you have GoreGallery worthy? I'd like to see some before-after side by side pics, with moobs and without moobs.

Mik
08-15-2005, 09:47 AM
long time no post in here......

Canadian Crippler
05-13-2006, 10:21 AM
Any updates, sucka? Do you lift?

galileo
05-14-2006, 12:13 AM
This journal hasn't been active in a year, fool.

galileo
11-30-2006, 11:38 AM
Welcome to My Journal

Miss me?

getfit
11-30-2006, 11:39 AM
yep! :D

KevinStarke
11-30-2006, 11:39 AM
Black Belt < Fighter

galileo
11-30-2006, 11:44 AM
Ninja > All

KevinStarke
11-30-2006, 11:45 AM
Haha I cant argue that..

rookiebldr
11-30-2006, 11:46 AM
Ah... way to get your journal started, "my journal" and as usual, no workouts. :p

Chubrock
11-30-2006, 11:49 AM
Rook man I think this is going to be one of those tear jerker, deep dark feelings kind of journals.

rookiebldr
11-30-2006, 11:50 AM
omg, not again!

galileo
11-30-2006, 11:51 AM
You're all wrong, this is going to be one of those angry rant satire cartoon hyperbole **** everybody journals.


Mother****ers.

rookiebldr
11-30-2006, 11:59 AM
ah... so we can be spared the pussy workout logs and rants about them. ;)


*pulls up a chair*

galileo
11-30-2006, 12:05 PM
Let's begin with the Elwood Clause -

Disclaimer: The majority of the content of this journal is to be considered satire. Any implications of murder, rape, drug-use, manslaughter, or any other felony is purely for the sake of entertaining myself. Nothing in this journal may be submitted in a court of law.

I intended on keeping a journal under another alias (in case any of this looks familiar) and not really posting much, but today I just said, "**** it." I'd rather post freely and add as much of my own style as I see fit. With that in mind, I'll begin.

I'm ****ing working out again. Yeah, it's been a while. I've lost a few inches here, gained a few there and now I feel like I've slipped on a costume without a mask. I can't look in the mirror for more than a few seconds without engaging in a silent tantrum of disgust. So, here's how it looked on Monday:


Weight : 180.5 lbs
Bodyfat: 19.54% (Pecs: 14mm, Abs: 24mm, Quads: 29mm)

This means, I'm fat! My measurements don't provide much argument to those claims either:


Shoulders: 49"
Chest: 43.5"
Waist (Umbilicus): 37.5"
Hips: 37"
Legs: 23.5"
Calves: 15"
Forearms: 12.25"
Biceps: 15.5"

I decided to begin my workout today by throwing together a series of fairly compound motions with relatively higher reps, just to get the feel for the motions again. I came out with a few sets of the following:


Bench: 135x10
Deadlift: 135x10
Shrugs: 135x10
Rows: 135x10

Then some random hamstring work and shoulder press action. I topped this amazing workout with 5 minutes, count 'em 5 minutes on the treadmill at a whopping pace of 2.5mph!

Yeah, it wasn't terribly taxing, but I'd rather not destroy myself a few times and not make it back. I'm going to do the slow and steady thing with my lifts. Rob recommended that I do something along the likes of HST (http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com). I thought that was a solid idea, so once I get involved with my maxes, I'll do that. I started off performing some shade of PSMF (http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=213), but I really think that's the wrong move. So, I'll be eating a bunch of proteina nd some carbs to the tune of :


A half of a pound of turkey! A can of tuna! A protein shake! A plain chicken breast! FISH OIL! SPINACH!!!

Wow, I got pretty excited there. Excuse me, while I towel off. Ok, done. By day 5, I'm sure I'll be weeping like Mark Foley at a Junior High commencement.

Goals
Everyone needs goals, right? My goals include marrying Winona Ryder, even if it means I'll have to hide my wallet in the freezer for the rest of my life. Don't even think we're not having a Beetlejuice wedding. Anyhow, my goals are going to be to get down to that reasonable bodyfat level I mentioned, then get my body weight back up to the 180s and hopefully be about half as fat. So, maybe 180 (19%) -> 165 (12%) -> 180 (15%) -> 174 (12%) -> 180 (13.5) and so on. I know how I am, so it'll more likely look like 180 (19%) -> 165 (12%) -> 180 (15%) -> 174 (12%) -> 180 (13.5).

As I implied, strength will come with everything else. I'd like to get into the realm of 315/405/540 for my big three, but I'll be thrilled when I hit 245/315/400.

So, I've reserved the next five (5) posts for any screaming, fawning, condescending, or pandering that you may wish to provide. Use them wisely.

rookiebldr
11-30-2006, 12:09 PM
fawning.....



my hero. ;)

rookiebldr
11-30-2006, 12:10 PM
Btw... I think I forgot to mention....


Welcome back to journal land, Gal. It's good to see your style of humour show up again. :)

galileo
11-30-2006, 12:10 PM
November 28/29/30 2006 - What the hell?

Ok, so yesterday when I woke up I had the urge to step on the scale, but I resisted. Be strong, man, be strong! I urinated (superman pose, if you were curious) and as I sauntered toward the door the voice of an angel singing caught my ear. Slowly this song rose from piano adagio to an unruly forte allegro. I turned my head only to be greeted by a glowing halo of light emanating from my $20 Wal-Mart digital scale, while the bells and harps continued a tune which caused a complete loss of self-control. I hovered gently through the air until the arches of my feet were floating gently above the foot-pads and before I knew it, my body lowered itself onto the chilly plastic beacon. As the numbers danced from eights to zeros, one could not anticipate the verdict which would soon be displayed, not even God herself. The 3.0V lithium cell drove the intense, cavorting cipher for a period that seemed an eternity. Finally, the outcome was visible for only me to bear witness. The final weight, of 186.5 lbs shown brightly despite the scaleís dully lit liquid crystal display.

Wait, what? 186.5 lbs? I ate next to nothing, had my normal daily bathroom routine, and coupled less sodium with more water and I ended up throwing on 6 pounds. Assuming a fluke, this morning I weighed myself in a similar, yet somehow less dramatic, fashion and accompanied it with some additional bodyfat measurements. As of today, my numbers are as follows:

Stats: 187 @ 17.74
LBM: 153.82 (+8.6 lbs)
Fat: 33.18 (-2.1 lbs)

That's a fairly incredible difference and logic doesn't seem to place the numbers fully into perspective. I can only assume that since I've not worked out in a significant amount of time that blood and glycogen had opted to rush to the aid of my poor muscles in a more permanent fashion. I definitely look better than I had on Monday morning, mainly due to fuller muscles and apparently less water retention in the lipocytes.

Today, much of the same, but my weight is up to 188. This is the most ass-backwards cut I've ever tried. Maybe I'll hit 190 by the time this is all over! Die in a fire.

Next on the WTH agenda. I bought a new house this year and I'm very happy with it. Everything I could've wanted at this stage in my life, that's for sure. Unfortunately, the mine shaft below was jealous of what I had and decided to take some for itself. The road, which paved the way to my new house was swallowed up by the earth below, providing virtually no access or escape. I'm now forced to leave my place and stay in an executive condominium by the lake until further notice (1-2 months). Sounds fun, but I absolutely abhor the fact that I'll be missing my first Christmas in the new home. I just put up my ****ing tree this weekend too. Oh well, that's life. Well at least that's how my life has played out.

Not yours, mine! (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/xianhatesyou/notyours_mine.jpg)
Not yours, mine! (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/xianhatesyou/notyours_mine2.jpg)
Not yours, mine! (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/xianhatesyou/notyours_mine3.jpg)
Not yours, mine! (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/xianhatesyou/notyours_mine4.jpg)

Diet

A man wiser than me has advised me to drop the PSMF and do something with a moderate deficit, some carbohydrates, and perhaps some carbohydrate cycling. Due to the current events with the house, I can't exactly afford the rigidity of the PSMF at the moment, so I'm switching to an "eat healthy" plan, but I have a general idea of where my calories will fall every day. Today looks to be roughly 1200 calories, with about 200g of protein. I function just fine off of these numbers and it's as close to the PSMF as I'm going to get. I've added some cottage cheese, yogurt, and some additional vegetables to my menu. I'll investigate my options with cycling carbs after I'm settled in my new, painfully temporary house.

I'm a little hungry, but that has been momentarily blunted by some leftover fish someone microwaved in the kitchen, which smells like crotch-rot.

Workout

I didn't workout on the 18th, but today I did on the 19th. Oh, I guess you want to know what I did today huh? Fine, you nosey *******, I'll tell ya.

After some inconsequential warming up, I did another full body routine, which looked like the following:

Squats (af): 135x10, 155x8
I'm still keeping the weights light and getting a feel for the exercises. I don't want to injure myself out of the gate, I'd rather take it slowly and get myself to where I need to be. Last time I recall working up my squats (atf) from sets of 135 to 225 in about a month, but my lower back was not sharing the same level of enthusiasm as my quads. I would've stuck with 135 today, but my work friend came in and my ego got involved.

Incline DB Bench: 45x10, 55x8, 55x6
This is pathetic. I don't know what I expected, but it was more along the lines of 85x10, I think.

Lat Pulldown: STACKx10x2
I'll fess up, the stack was 150 and super easy. I will need to find a better way to cope until I can do more than 2 chinups.

Hammer Curls: 35x10
I started doing incline db curls, then realized that I looked obese, so I switched. Shut up, ****wad.

Seated Calf Raise: 90x10x2
Simple enough.

I know it doesn't look like there was a lot of work involved, but given my low calories and lower endurance I feel exhausted. I'm just glad to get in there twice this week...it definitely feels good to be back.

KevinStarke
11-30-2006, 12:12 PM
Congrats on the addition to your LBM man, workout looks solid as well.

MixmasterNash
11-30-2006, 12:25 PM
You're all wrong, this is going to be one of those angry rant satire cartoon hyperbole **** everybody journals.


Mother****ers.

What Is this a second rate Budiak sort of thing? You'll need more zombies.

Focused70
11-30-2006, 12:29 PM
I guess our convo last night went down the toilet.

Welcome back. :spam:

galileo
11-30-2006, 12:30 PM
What Is this a second rate Budiak sort of thing? You'll need more zombies.

This is a first rate galileo thing, asshat.

Anthony
11-30-2006, 12:33 PM
I checked the vegas odds on how long this will last and it doesn't look good ....

galileo
11-30-2006, 12:39 PM
I guess our convo last night went down the toilet.

Welcome back. :spam:

Yeah, it did. It's all good.


I checked the vegas odds on how long this will last and it doesn't look good ....

The context is a lot different now. I'm back to place where I'm 5 minutes from a gym and I can workout at lunch, in the evening, or whenever. I'm not driving 1 hour each way to work (7 minutes flat, bitches) so I have 2 hours of my life back everyday. I'm not going to do UD2 anytime soon, so I won't get joint-burnout, and now I feel I have some stability - aside from the house bull****. I think I can go at least 2 months at this rate...I think.

Anthony
11-30-2006, 12:42 PM
Yeah, that should make a huge difference. Good luck, looking forward to reading the emo-rants!

JustinASU
11-30-2006, 01:27 PM
baha. Emo Rants. Christian, it's about ****ing time you got your skinny ass back to the weights. I guess you were too busy to call or write, too. :cry:

WBBIRL
11-30-2006, 01:30 PM
You cant be all that fat at 17% or is this a relative kind of fat?

Frozenmoses
11-30-2006, 02:11 PM
I weigh more than you. God damn it feels good to pwn.

Good luck on your goals dude. Looks like we both retook the plunge at the same time.

galileo
11-30-2006, 02:23 PM
Yeah, that should make a huge difference. Good luck, looking forward to reading the emo-rants!

Let me hunch over before you repeat that. From up here, it's only a whisper.


baha. Emo Rants. Christian, it's about ****ing time you got your skinny ass back to the weights. I guess you were too busy to call or write, too. :cry:

I've been MySpace stalking you, so I know what's up. ;)


You cant be all that fat at 17% or is this a relative kind of fat?

Here's a quote from my journal on November 4, 2003...it's the first one I came up with on short notice :



Bodyweight: 171
Ab Pinch : 10mm
Pec Pinch: 4mm
Quad Pinch: 14mm
Bodyfat (3-site): 7.78%
Waist: 31" small, 32.5" wider
Arms: 15"
Chest (relaxed): 41" (boo)
Quad: 24.5"
Calves: 14.5"


Here's the accompanying picture: Clicky clicky. (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9422&d=1067993769)

Comparing that to my current stats and yes, I feel I'm relatively fat. My poor pec size makes it look far worse than it is, too.


I weigh more than you. God damn it feels good to pwn.

Good luck on your goals dude. Looks like we both retook the plunge at the same time.

A lot of girls weigh more than me too, but we know what that looks like.

Thanks man, I'm glad to see some of the old "crew" back in it. Looking forward to seeing some progress from the both of us.

JustinASU
11-30-2006, 02:54 PM
I've been MySpace stalking you, so I know what's up.

If you've been myspace stalking that means you've been stalking Laura. I don't touch that friggin' page.

TwiloMike
11-30-2006, 02:59 PM
Ooooo.... a shiny new journal! Time to redecorate! :D

Have you decided on a split to stick with?

Beast
11-30-2006, 03:32 PM
This was the title of your first journal, right?

Also, what car did you end up buying?

Focused70
11-30-2006, 03:40 PM
Just needs some palaver to puke it up. ;)

Pup
11-30-2006, 05:36 PM
Welcome back bitch...that is all.

Organichu
11-30-2006, 07:46 PM
There aren't enough phrases in the English language to encompass the... the justified caution with which I examine this journal.

Please don't **** on the walls or anything- have fun. :)

galileo
12-01-2006, 04:36 PM
December 1, 2006 - Time for a Plan

Everyone needs a ****ing plan. My plan is based upon the following study :

Alpert SS. A limit on the energy transfer rate from the human fat store in hypophagia. J Theor Biol. 2005 Mar 7;233(1):1-13.

Long story -> short: The body can burn at most 31 calories per pound of bodyfat per day (credit: lmcd). After looking through my history and cutting successes, I feel that this is fairly consistent. The only x factor would be my maintenance calories, which from history is about 15 calories per pound for me, on average, with normal workouts in mind.

Here comes the math...
188 @ 17% = 32lbs of fat.
32 * 31 = 992 calorie max deficit
188 * 15 = 2820 calorie maintenance
2920 - 992 = 1828 calories a day
992 * 7 = 6944 calories a week
6944 / 3500 = ~2lbs of fat per week

Looks like I'm going to be roughly:
( 0.5g/lbm * 156 ) = 78g fat (702 calories)
( 1.1g/lbm * 156 ) = 171g protein (686 calories)
( remainder ) = 110g carbs (440 calories)

That ends up being about 40% fat, 20% carbs, and 40% protein. OMG I made 100%!!!

I'll re-evaluate after about 3 weeks.

Diet

Go back one, read, then skip one.

Workout

I am so riddled with DOMS today that I can barely sit down. I decided today would be a good "active recovery" day, where I'd just do super light motions and get the blood moving. That was, until there was a huge fire to put out at work. I spent the entire ****ing day cleaning up after someone that in no way shape or form should be allowed to even have a job, let alone be put in charge of mission-critical data. Whatever, I'll get back in this weekend or start fresh Monday.

galileo
12-01-2006, 04:41 PM
If you've been myspace stalking that means you've been stalking Laura. I don't touch that friggin' page.

If I believed in the humpy emoticon, I'd use it now.


Ooooo.... a shiny new journal! Time to redecorate! :D

Have you decided on a split to stick with?

Not yet. It's either HST or a maybe a basic push/pull split. Something not too intense until I work my way back into it.


This was the title of your first journal, right?

Also, what car did you end up buying?

It certainly was.

I've held off on the new car because I can't park in my garage just yet. I'll rethink my position come spring when I'm back in my house.


Just needs some palaver to puke it up. ;)

I totally need some Palaver. I definitely have a few ****ing ideas in mind.


Welcome back bitch...that is all.

THE LOVE! FEEEEEL THE LOVE!


There aren't enough phrases in the English language to encompass the... the justified caution with which I examine this journal.

Please don't **** on the walls or anything- have fun. :)

Ha. Fun is all I have...ever.

SW
12-01-2006, 10:42 PM
As if I don't have enough insanity in my life, I will now be reading this journal on a regular basis. I believe it will contain theraputical value.

rookiebldr
12-02-2006, 03:42 PM
More fat calories than I expected... will see how that goes for you.

heathj
12-04-2006, 12:15 AM
did not see you had a journal mofo! its about time. now lets see some workouts!

math sucks.

galileo
12-04-2006, 07:32 AM
As if I don't have enough insanity in my life, I will now be reading this journal on a regular basis. I believe it will contain theraputical value.

Usually a glance at even the facade is enough to realize that you're in pretty good shape by comparison alone.


More fat calories than I expected... will see how that goes for you.

I hear that, but I recall drinking shots of oil and such so I don't recall the fats being that low. Since you and Rob both said it, I assume it's true. I don't think it'll be an issue, but we'll see how the days roll on.


did not see you had a journal mofo! its about time. now lets see some workouts!

math sucks.

You're right, math does suck. But I sure do enjoy English!

I'll workout this evening and post something up. I have to interview some people today and I have to go look for a new place, not to mention it's budgeting season here, so my hands are going to be tied for lengthy posts for a few days. I'll spare some time in the evenings, however.


Quick stat update: Lost an inch or so off the waist and put an inch or so back on my legs. My ab pinch dropped between 16-19, so all measurements in account my bodyfat looks to between 15-16% by 3-site @ 188.5lbs this morning, dry. I have to make sure I hit my calories everyday though, because I fear I may begin a trend of undershooting due to how busy I've been. More to come...

Mik
12-04-2006, 07:58 AM
I suppose this is as good a place as any to take a leak.

Unholy
12-04-2006, 08:21 AM
/wave, Im loving this journal already dude.

Anthony
12-04-2006, 08:53 AM
You eat like a girl. Up those calories! :D

Isaac Wilkins
12-04-2006, 09:06 AM
Squats (af): 135x10, 155x8
I'm still keeping the weights light and getting a feel for the exercises. I don't want to injure myself out of the gate, I'd rather take it slowly and get myself to where I need to be. Last time I recall working up my squats (atf) from sets of 135 to 225 in about a month, but my lower back was not sharing the same level of enthusiasm as my quads. I would've stuck with 135 today, but my work friend came in and my ego got involved.




Your "ego got involved" and you managed 155x8?

Jesus. Emo-****.

:hello:

galileo
12-04-2006, 09:41 AM
I suppose this is as good a place as any to take a leak.

This is the second best place, since you don't have your own.


/wave, Im loving this journal already dude.

Enjoy! Thanks man.



You eat like a girl. Up those calories! :D

Eventually, when I switch from anorexia to bulimia.


Your "ego got involved" and you managed 155x8?

Jesus. Emo-****.

:hello:

First squat workout in a year and you're going to give me ****? I didn't say I'm proud of the weights I'm pushing. :( Anyhow, I really should take it slow.

TTT
12-04-2006, 11:49 AM
Good job getting back into it.
Hope this journal is at least half as entertaining as the previous one.

Is there actually an old mine under your house, or is it just general subsidence?

rookiebldr
12-04-2006, 02:19 PM
Your "ego got involved" and you managed 155x8?

Jesus. Emo-****.

:hello:

pfft, what does he care, his legs grew an inch off of that!

TwiloMike
12-04-2006, 06:43 PM
... tick... tock... tick... tock... tick... tock... :scratch:

galileo
12-07-2006, 02:21 PM
Good job getting back into it.
Hope this journal is at least half as entertaining as the previous one.

Is there actually an old mine under your house, or is it just general subsidence?

Thanks man. I'll make it exactly half, just for you.

Not under the house, just the road. The house is on bedrock, so all of my **** should be safe.


pfft, what does he care, his legs grew an inch off of that!

That's true.


... tick... tock... tick... tock... tick... tock... :scratch:

Yeah, that's what I said.

galileo
12-07-2006, 02:23 PM
December 7, 2006 - I'm here, calm the **** down

I'll apologize, even if I don't ****ing need to, that I've been so overwhelmed with work, moving, and general malaise that I have not had the ability (i.e., will) to update this thing. If I had, the anger would've resulted in a nothing more than coprolalia and accusations that would transcend the common boundaries of good taste. Plus, my Internet isn't setup yet in the new place and they're not being very cool about it.

Yes, I'm still working out. Yes, I'm sort of still eating healthy. Until I'm fully settled, it may be hit and miss on the diet, but I'm still far better than I was last month. I'll keep it up, but here and there I'm accepting that there will be slip-ups due to Christmas, New Year's, and the omnipresent holiday feasts.

That's about it. I have a lot more to do before today ends, but if I get the chance I'll see if any neighbors have open wifi routers so I can st34lx0r teh intarw3b.

Diet

Today, protein and oats, for the most part. Don't get yourself too excited, sirs.

Workout

I had a few less than monumental workouts, but today I decided to up the volume on individual parts and split it out to see how it works for me. I hate how weak I've grown.

DB Bench: 25x8, 35x8, 45x5, 55x5, 65x8, 65x8
Incredibly pathetic. How the hell is 65lbs difficult? That's what, 130lbs? **** me.

Incline DB Flyes: 25x8, 25x8
Slow, deep, no shoulder popping.

Incline DB Bench: 45x8, 45x8
I was spent.

One Arm DB Preacher Curls: 25x8:8, 25x8:8
These weren't too bad. Laughable that they're the same weight as the flyes.

Swiss Ball Crunch: 0x10, +25x8
Anyone have a tissue or a gun?

Fourteen whole sets and I was ready to go to sleep on one of the dirty, uncomfortable benches that adorned the rubber-mat covered floors. The ephedrine no longer works, even slightly, for energy. I am going to have to give AMP a shot again to see if it still hammers my prostate. The ec doesn't seem to any longer, so maybe I'll get lucky.

Unholy
12-07-2006, 02:43 PM
Dont worry about your girlie workouts its all about the effort <3

galileo
12-07-2006, 02:47 PM
Dont worry about your girlie workouts its all about the effort <3

"To thine own self be true" is from Hamlet, assface.

Chubrock
12-07-2006, 03:00 PM
I'm sorry you have to live in West Virginia. I lived there once. Never again. Never.

Unholy
12-07-2006, 03:00 PM
I'm sure it is but I heard my Coach say it all the time for 4 years before he croaked. And I failed Lit class =)

rookiebldr
12-07-2006, 09:25 PM
Can I buy your EC cheap then?

Shark
12-07-2006, 11:37 PM
haha, you have a journal and i found it. When I start my cut i'm going to use your journal to post all my progress instead of starting my own. It's going to be sweet... ****ing, sweet.

Mik
12-08-2006, 09:12 AM
hobo

SW
12-08-2006, 09:18 AM
high journal thievery.

WillKuenzel
12-08-2006, 03:37 PM
:lurk:

I thought there would be offensive material in here.

Pup
12-08-2006, 05:48 PM
:lurk:

I thought there would be offensive material in here.

Or at least something that remotely resembled a workout.

Isaac Wilkins
12-09-2006, 07:24 AM
Or at least something that remotely resembled a workout.

That's offensive enough.

TwiloMike
12-09-2006, 08:07 AM
Hmmm... strong pink DB work! :windup: Glad to see that you're doing it, though. It's rough coming back after a long hiatus. As one of my favorite songs, delivered in a belting African female voice, says "...got to keep on keepin' on!"

Focused70
12-09-2006, 11:56 AM
*crickets*

galileo
12-09-2006, 01:16 PM
December 9, 2006 - So much hate...sweet.

You guys are all very spiteful. I approve. I don't have time for a large update, I need to go jump in the shower with my girlfriend, then go to the store.

Diet

Oats, turkey, protein bar, and we'll see.

Workout

Back and some tricep work.

BB Row: 45x8, 95x8, 135x5, 155x5, 155x5
Rows were never my strong point, so this is no shock. I did all but the last set as pronated, because I think a large issues I have is with my rear delts. It's a good time to start over.

DB Rows: 25x8:8, 45x8:8, 65x6:6, 75x6:6, 75x6:6
I can move up next time. Didn't feel weak, but didn't feel strong.

Rope Pulldowns: 80x8, 120x8, 120x8
The guy before me was doing 80 and straining like you wouldn't believe. He appeared to be about 6'3" and a lot more solid than I was. This was about the only solace I found on this day.

Cybex Lat Pulldown: "10" or 120x6, 120x6
Meh?

Cybex Neutral Row: 81x6, 120x6, 120x6 (I think?)
I used the horizontal handles rather than the vertical, again to focus more on my rear delt strength (lack thereof).

Cybex Pullover: 120x6, 6
Wow, this was an awesome machine.

Dips: 0x6
I tried to use this fancy dip machine, but in order to do them, I'm forced into the speed in which the little assistance device moves up and down the track. Even if you remove the pin, you can't fold it up, so you're stuck with it. So I'd have to pause in weird places to get it to catch up. **** that.

I felt good after this workout.

Bohizzle
12-09-2006, 01:32 PM
I tried to use this fancy dip machine, but in order to do them, I'm forced into the speed in which the little assistance device moves up and down the track. Even if you remove the pin, you can't fold it up, so you're stuck with it. So I'd have to pause in weird places to get it to catch up. **** that.

If this an assisted dip machine? couldn't u just put a plate on the support pad thing to hold it down while u did ur set? workouts are looking good, numbers are starting to creep back up!

Andrew

galileo
12-09-2006, 02:14 PM
I'm sorry you have to live in West Virginia. I lived there once. Never again. Never.

Morgantown isn't all that bad. With the lake and ****, it's a lot nicer than Pittsburgh if you like "scenery." Being close to work is the only thing I give a **** about right now anyhow.


I'm sure it is but I heard my Coach say it all the time for 4 years before he croaked. And I failed Lit class =)

You fail lIef. I pass hAet.


Can I buy your EC cheap then?

Rene is for sale, cheap, but he's not mine to sell.


haha, you have a journal and i found it. When I start my cut i'm going to use your journal to post all my progress instead of starting my own. It's going to be sweet... ****ing, sweet.

Awesome. This journal was a little too masculine anyway.


hobo

Homo. (That's a pejorative)


high journal thievery.

Hai Karate.


:lurk:

I thought there would be offensive material in here.

Sorry, I'm working up to it.


Or at least something that remotely resembled a workout.

**** you!


That's offensive enough.

**** you!


Hmmm... strong pink DB work! :windup: Glad to see that you're doing it, though. It's rough coming back after a long hiatus. As one of my favorite songs, delivered in a belting African female voice, says "...got to keep on keepin' on!"

**** y...wait. I don't want you to take that literally.

Anyhow, I'm doing my best to get back into it. I can't expect to be at full speed right away. Today I upped my volume an appreciable amount, so I'm fairly happy with that. I'm not destroyed, I actually feel relaxed and "even." Is nice.



*crickets*

I got Russow, Twilo, and Stash in here. Hat trick.


If this an assisted dip machine? couldn't u just put a plate on the support pad thing to hold it down while u did ur set? workouts are looking good, numbers are starting to creep back up!

Andrew

Sounds like a great idea (one that I've honestly not thought of), but it still wouldn't work for me there. The free weights and machine are in completely different parts of the building, because it's partially a rehab facility.

Creep is right, but it has only been about two weeks. I feel so much better after being back in the gym. My stress is definitely reduced, which is incredible for me. So, I suppose I'll be back to at least some modest strength levels before too long.



After the gym today I went to Sheetz to grab a protein bar and some water, since I left a lot of my supplements back at the old house (to be retrieved today). I must've stood in line 15 ****ing minutes, most of the time staring at the white, sweat-stained, crooked, flat-billed hat of an idiot ****ing gangster wannabe bitch holding a pint of Ben & Jerry's. Then, this stupid ****ing Amazonic Afro-American basketball player from WVU cut to the newly opened register, with her Predator-esque dreadlocks covering her zit-covered neck and forehead. God I hate people. I didn't say anything because I was afraid she would've punched me in the face and her reach was probably a solid 6" longer than mine. I just wanted to eat the stupid ****ing sugar-laced protein bar and be on my way. The two fat-bitches behind the counter looked like they'd never used a cash machine in their whole lifes, likely because they were too busy eating french fries and McMasturbating to their Brian Austin Green poster. "Oh David, you're so dreamy!" DIE IN A FIRE.

TwiloMike
12-09-2006, 04:19 PM
**** y...wait. I don't want you to take that literally.
BWAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAHAAA!!! Be afraid. Be very afraid. ;)

Good workout today. BB Rows aren't my strong point either, which is why they have to be done. What are all those fancy machines you've got listed there? I hadn't used machines in a while (feeling kinda macho about it). :p

edit: I recently briefly dated someone who had studied to be an auctioneer, so by association I feel qualified to start the bidding on Rene at $12.00. Do I hear $12.25?

$12.25 going once...

Shark
12-09-2006, 06:28 PM
"Briefly dated" are we talking hours??

TwiloMike
12-09-2006, 06:48 PM
"Briefly dated" are we talking hours??

One month.

Beast
12-09-2006, 07:24 PM
Then, this stupid ****ing Amazonic Afro-American basketball player from WVU cut to the newly opened register, with her Predator-esque dreadlocks covering her zit-covered neck and forehead.
*barfs*
That image was so perfectly painted inside my head.

Mik
12-12-2006, 08:55 AM
God I hate people.

People hate you.

KevinStarke
12-12-2006, 09:50 AM
Good lookin back work. You should write a book you hatefull little man.