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Maki Riddington
02-11-2002, 11:39 AM
Well I've been thinking it over here at work and I'm gonna scrap the CKD. I've done well on it but it seems that my zest for lifting is slowly going down the tubes.

My new ratios as of today are:
Carbs: 120
Fat: 150
Protein: 200
Cals: 2630

I will take my carbs as follows 60 before training, 60 after.
I will take a after shot tonight so you can see what I look like after my CKD.

My fat burners will still be taken and I'm gonna start running once a a week for 15 mins.
I'm 195 and as of today my bulking will start!!!!!!!!!
My goal is to hit 210 in 2 months.


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" A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary".

Hector Louis Berlioz

mds_79
02-11-2002, 04:04 PM
Good luck man!

Why do say your "zest for lifting is slowly going down the tubes"?

Maki Riddington
02-11-2002, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by mds_79
Why do say your "zest for lifting is slowly going down the tubes"?

*** It's slipping down the tubes because of my poor performance due to my diet (CKD). Now that I'll have some carbs back, it will help me out. One day out of the weekend I'll carb up cleanly.

MonStar1023
02-11-2002, 10:43 PM
You doing HST here bro?

:confused::confused:

Maki Riddington
02-12-2002, 11:24 AM
Yes Monstar, but I'm sick so my first struggle is to eat and get better. At least it gives me time to study this program.:)

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-12-2002, 01:27 PM
Good luck Mak-daddy. :)

BTW, i think you should keep everyone elses posts in your journal to spur you on when times are rough. It really helps me.

Maki Riddington
02-12-2002, 05:11 PM
I will do that CD.:)

Blood&Iron
02-12-2002, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington


My new ratios as of today are:
Carbs: 120
Fat: 150
Protein: 200
Cals: 2630


Just out of curiosity, what's your reason for such a high fat intake?

Maki Riddington
02-13-2002, 02:50 PM
Coming off a CKD I don't want to simply all together change my ratios.
I'm still sick but I'm gonna give the routine a go starting Friday.

Maki Riddington
02-14-2002, 01:31 PM
As I said these are my after pics.
I'm around 195 down from 210-212.

Here's a leg shot, they're hairy mind you.....

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-14-2002, 01:44 PM
Cool pics Mak-daddy.

Maki Riddington
02-14-2002, 02:09 PM
Sorry CD, this is a better shot of my upper body. My chest has improved but still needs work.

smalls
02-14-2002, 03:10 PM
Damn nice wheels man. Good Job.

heathj
02-14-2002, 04:37 PM
Nice Canadian flag in the background....tuttut

Maki Riddington
02-15-2002, 02:33 PM
Today was day 1 of the HST program. I'm still sick so my strength isn't all that great but I'm not worried about strength. I'm training mainly for size.
Anyways, I didn't finish the the whole workout because I was extremely fatigued. Every set was intense and after each one I was keeled over ready to faint.
I did two sets for each muscle group but like I said I didn't finish. I missed my tris, calves and hams.

I took a scoop of car b up and one scop of isolate 60 mins before my workout with a fat burner.

Afterwards I took in 10 BCAA's and water.
30 mins later I took my 50 grams of malto,fructose and glucose with 25 grams of isolate and creatine.
I'm in the midst of experimenting with a post workout shake.

My weight this morning was 198.

Those pics I posted are of myself in a unpumped state and I'm semi depleted as well. I'll get around to taking a pic of myself in a full state sometime.

MonStar1023
02-17-2002, 01:09 AM
Maki Riddington-
Looking good bro. Yeah HST is tough at first. Dont worry your body will adapt in no time bro. Seriously youll be fine.

:thumbup::thumbup:

By the way HUGE traps!

MonStar1023
02-18-2002, 08:55 PM
:eek::eek:

Hows HST? You havnt been posting here...

Maki Riddington
02-20-2002, 10:32 PM
Phuck this!
Attempted another workout and I felt like fainting after each set.
I'm not gonna even bother to follow this routine.
I just don't feel good at all.
It's not even that tiered feeling, it's a sick to my stomach feeling. Some of you may poo poo this off as being the way it's supposed to be but I ain't having it!

My weight is around 193-195.
I'm sticking with a clean diet and my supps are on.
I will formulate another plan.
Sorry Monstar, this program just doesn't work for me.

I'll have one made up for Friday.
Till then......

Maki Riddington
02-22-2002, 12:16 PM
Si did my new chest and tricep workout today and I felt great!!!
I had the usual pre workout shake and followed up my training with 10 BCAA's and 1 hour later I'm sipping on a concoction of 60 gram mixture of dextrose and fructose and malto and 45 grams of whey.

Today will be a mad carb up day. there's a pizza special going on at Dominos so I'm gonna stuff my face, drink some beer and watch both hockey games on the tube.

My chest workout consists of 9 sets all done at a submax level alternating betwen 12 reps and 8 reps. My weights used for each rep range is adjusted accordingly.

My tricep are the same except I do 6 sets all at 10 reps.

I'm going to be following a high volume routine for the next several months.

My morning weight was 195.3.

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-22-2002, 12:22 PM
i understand that consuming fructose with dextrose improves the absorbtion of the fructose. is this right?

otherwise, why the fructose?

Marcel
02-22-2002, 01:03 PM
will you do sub-max chest all the time? What I mean is 1 time a week? 2 times?

Maki Riddington
02-23-2002, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
i understand that consuming fructose with dextrose improves the absorbtion of the fructose. is this right?

otherwise, why the fructose?

*** Because it is metabolized first by the liver making it a good source for replenishing liver gylcogen.
Marcel, I'll be doing my chest once a week. My sets will increase as my strength improves.
Same will apply to my back and legs.
High volume sub max sets.
All in the 8-12 rep range.

Blood&Iron
02-23-2002, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
i understand that consuming fructose with dextrose improves the absorbtion of the fructose. is this right?

otherwise, why the fructose?
Just to add(Sorry for mucking up your journal Maki.) fructose preferentially refills liver glycogen. Refilling liver glycogen puts one in the 'fed-state' which is necessary for optimal anabolism, although it can somewhat decrease lipid-oxidation(Not ideal when dieting.) But when bulking, a bit of fructose in your post-workout shake is definitely a good thing.

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-23-2002, 06:38 PM
ah thanks for the response.

quick question tho, once the liver is full, does the body keep filling muscle glycogen that isn;t yet filled?

Maki Riddington
02-23-2002, 07:39 PM
Yes.

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-23-2002, 07:46 PM
ah ace.

I've always wondered that :thumbup:

Maki Riddington
02-28-2002, 07:07 PM
Well I did a workout on Tuesday night.
I did my legs and man they're sore!!!
2 sets of squats
2 sets of lunges
4 sest of extensions

Last night I did my back and biceps workout.

I did
6 sets for my back
and 6 sets for my biceps.

I will increase my volume even more in a month or so.
I've also started taking the liquid creatine. It tatses good.
I'm using it cause it's free.
I'll be weighing in tomorrow morning.
Hopefully I'll be over 200???

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-01-2002, 07:27 AM
liquid creatine = crap.

it does more harm than good.

Maki Riddington
03-01-2002, 07:58 AM
More harm?
Btw my am weight is 196.7.
Will aim for 197 next week.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-01-2002, 08:02 AM
Creatinine.

I thought you knew this?

Creatine isn;t stable in liquid.

Maki Riddington
03-01-2002, 08:29 AM
Hehe, yes I read up on the company and I checked why it was worthless.
Still it's only got a small amount of creatine in it, I use it more for the antioxidants. They have a line of these products out now.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-01-2002, 08:32 AM
what creatine is it?

btw it only takes a few hours (or so) in aqueous solution to fully degenerate all of the creatine into creatinine. Creatinine = untits, but i can;t remember why...

Maki Riddington
03-01-2002, 08:35 AM
Muscle something rather. This liquid only has 2 grams in it per serving. It also has a whole bunch of vits and stuff in it. I take it post workout.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-01-2002, 08:41 AM
Ah, 2 quality grams of creatinine. How thoughtful...

Maki Riddington
03-01-2002, 08:10 PM
Well I did 10 sets for my chest today.
5 sets for my shoulders with two supersetted sets.
I also did 6 sets for my triceps.

I came home had my shake and fell asleep for two hours.
All in all I had a decent workout.

Maki Riddington
03-05-2002, 04:30 PM
My chest was hella sore the next day!!!
Whoa!
Anyways I had a peaceful weekend with lots of sleep. Last night I did my leg workout and man was I tiered.
I did 2 sets of squats 2 sets of walking lunges and 2 sets of leg extensions and 2 sets of calve raises.

My food was on, everything is on so far.

Maki Riddington
03-07-2002, 04:50 PM
Well my legs are hella sore, I love the feeling!!
Anyways, I did my back and biceps last night.
I did 4 sets of biceps and 7 sets for back.

I'm going to start working on my squat poundages pretty soon. I'll be posting my squat program.
My food is on, I'm gonna bump my cals up pretty soon as well. I'll be taking in between 3000-3200 cals.

Maki Riddington
03-08-2002, 07:08 PM
I weighed in this morning and I was 199.7 pounds.
I mentioned that I was experimenting with my pre and post workout shake. So my conclusion is that there are two reasons why my weight has shot up. I'm either regaining lost muscle from my CKD or the experimentation is working.
I'll see if my weight continues to shoot up. My cals are at 2500-2600 so it's not to a increase of cals.

Todays work out consisted of 10 sets for my chest followed by 6 sets for my triceps and another 6 sets for my shoulders.
I went out for all you can eat sushi a couple hours later and then came home and took a nap.

It was a good workout!

230 here I come.:)

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-08-2002, 07:11 PM
It's water.

Maki Riddington
03-08-2002, 07:12 PM
No!
I doubt it.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-08-2002, 07:14 PM
It's water!

Your weight gain will slow down in another week or so, depedning on how depleted your glycogen stores were/are.

Maki Riddington
03-08-2002, 07:18 PM
Why would it be water?

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-08-2002, 07:20 PM
You've just come off a CKD you moron!

taking in extra carbs will do that.

Maki Riddington
03-08-2002, 07:24 PM
Yes but it's been almost 30 days since I came off it. My carbs are also not that high.
I have one carb up per week where my carbs reach 300 grams.
But I will have to wait and see if my weight keeps increasing each week.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-08-2002, 07:27 PM
maki, you can hold about 700g glycogen or some sh!t like that in your body. You're a big dude so i'd say more than that applies to you. You won;t fill these up that quick.

Besides, i've been bulking for about 3 weeks now and i'm still experiencing rapid jumps in weight and i wasn't even in ketosis! although i was on lowish carbs.

Maki Riddington
03-12-2002, 12:45 AM
I'm 203 today.
I did a killer leg workout as usual.
Now I'm going to be charting my squat poundages of today because I want to get my squat back up there. I haven't decided what my goal is exactly but I would like to hit 405 for 3 reps in 3 months time. So by the second week of June I will have hopefully achieved this.
It seems my squat and the rest of lifts have suffered severely because of my CKD diet.

So here it is:
Today I warmed up with 225x3 for 2 sets.
I held each rep at the bottom for 3 seconds.
Just a side note but I squat ass to the floor!
I use no belt or knee wraps either.
Anyways, I proceeded to do 3 sets of 275x3. This felt good as I could accelerate the weight up.
I decided instead of doing another 3 sets of this I would just jump up to 315 for 2 more sets of this. I did them with relative ease.
After I did 2 sets of lunges using 25 pound dumbells for 20 reps supersetted with 2 sets of calves using 90 pounds.
Finally I did one set for my lagging left quad with 70 pounds for 10 reps on the leg extension machine.
I was going to do more but I had to close the fitness entre up cause my fiance was waiting for me.
I had my 10 BCAA's and a beer.:eek:
I'm now sipping on my N-Large shake before going to sleep.

Next leg workout I will do 5 sets of 315 for 3 reps.

Maki Riddington
03-12-2002, 08:55 PM
Hmmmm, I was thinking at work, something I rarely do. It's time I bulk up. So I'm gonna shoot up 500 cals every week until I hit 4000.
I want to hit 220-225 in 4 months.
Then I'll trim down to 205 and bulk during Fall and Christmas to 230.

Here goes.............

Maki Riddington
03-16-2002, 03:41 PM
Weighed in at 202-203 first thing in the morning.
I don't know how accurate your statement was Chicken Daddy that I'm just gaining back water and glycogen. At this rate I'll be back at 210 at a lower bodyfat percentage but according to you it's just water??

My workouts are going good.
So far my chest workouts are doing well.
I'm at 55 pounds( chest flys) x 6 reps for 4 sets with 60 seconds rest inbetwen sets for my last chest exercise.
I start off by doing 6 sest of incline dumbell presses.
My goal for flys is to get to 90 pounds by the end of 3 months.

Looking forward to my leg day on Monday!

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-16-2002, 04:33 PM
lol - if you're shooting up 500kcals every week then i'm not suprised your weight is going up!

Are you adding fat too?

Maki Riddington
03-16-2002, 04:37 PM
I haven't started doing that yet.
If my weight is increasing like this then it would be kinda pointless cause I would be putting on a lot of bodyfat.
If I don't see an increase in weight for two straight week then I'll start adding five hundred extra cals.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-16-2002, 04:40 PM
So you're not adding bodyfat and your weight is going up.

So you must obviously be noting muscle increases then? Have your measurements changed?

Maki Riddington
03-16-2002, 04:55 PM
Thats one thing I never do is measure myself. I find it to be somethig that can put a damper on my progress because I get too caught up with it.

My legs seem to be thicker as does my chest.
I'll post some pics in a month or so so you can see my progress from 195 to the present.

Mystic Eric
03-18-2002, 10:44 PM
bump

Maki Riddington
03-19-2002, 12:08 AM
Ok, it was leg day today since my fiances family is in town I cut my leg workout short.

This is how it went:
145x5 (slow tempo)
175x5 (same tempo)
225x 3 (pausing at the bottom)
275x2
315x2
320x2
325x2
335x2

I felt pretty good after this. Next week my goal is to hit 340x2.

I finished off with two sets of leg extensions at 70x10 just using my left leg since it's lagging quite a bit.

My weight was 206.5, but that's at night.

Maki Riddington
03-21-2002, 02:33 PM
Had a good back and bicep day and my food intake was saticfactory.

I slept 10 hours today. I can tell that this high volume **** is taking it's toll on my body.

Anthony
03-22-2002, 02:55 PM
Wow, I didn't realize how much progress you've made until I read this. Great work Maki, keep it up!

Maki Riddington
03-22-2002, 07:35 PM
Thanks Anthony!!

I weighed in at 204 this morning.
So far I know my cals are in between 2500-3000 cals. I'm zig zagging them.

I had a poo workout today. I went up 5 pounds more for my flys.
But I still felt tiered overall.
I couldn't nap either.

I changed my chest workout.
2 sets decline dumbbell presses
2 incline cable flys
4 sets of flat dumbbell flys
2 sest of incline dumbbell presses

I need to work on my chest so that is why I have a variety of exercises.
Hopefully when I post some pics down the road ya'll can see the difference in my chest.

Mystic Eric
03-22-2002, 11:43 PM
I see that you're trying to "shape", "tone", and add "definition" to your chest while isolating the inner, outer, upper, lower, regions of the chest with those exercises ;)

Anyways, those sets are submaximal sets right? That's some volume you've got there!

Maki Riddington
03-23-2002, 05:34 PM
Yup those are submax sets.
I weighed in at 209 this afternoon.

My chest and triceps are so sore!!!!!
I also strained a muscle in my neck. I was in so much pain this morning when I woke up. This usually happens once in awhile. It must have been due to those damn tricep kickbacks.
I'll be fine in a couple days.
I was debating whether I should go out for 10 cent wings tonight but I won't. I'll stay home instead and burn some more CD's.

Mystic Eric
03-23-2002, 06:14 PM
Holy crap! You're putting on weight so quickly! How much has your fat % gone up?

And btw, ya, tricep kickbacks are sooooo "intense" :rolleyes:

Maki Riddington
03-23-2002, 06:53 PM
You'll see when we workout, I'm fat but not as bad when we first worked out.
I'm pushing for a pound a week so I'm hoping next week I'll be 205.

Maki Riddington
03-25-2002, 10:05 AM
212 this morning. WTF!!!!!!!!!!
I'm starting to get a gut.
Oh well that means my cutting this summer will have to be strict!!!
Legs tonight. I only got 4 hours sleep and I have a 12 hour day today at work.

I'll see if I can lift heavy tonight.
Stay tuned.

Mystic Eric
03-25-2002, 12:02 PM
WTF?? you're putting on like 5 pounds a week!!!!

Maki Riddington
03-25-2002, 11:57 PM
Ok, so I had a leg workout ahead of me.
I had my pre workout shake which consisted of 40 grams of whey and 30 grams of carb up.
I had a insulin spike going into my workout as I was yawning in overdrive. I was pretty sleepy but I prepared myself for the squat session.

I started at:
225x2
275x1
315x1
325x1
335x1
345x1
350x1
360x1

Ok, now I decided I would use a rating system this workout. This is how it goes. I use a scale between 1-10 to decide when I should stop. 10 being the most difficult and 1 being a lift I could do in my sleep. I told myself that once I felt I had reached a 7 on the scale I would call it quits. That is why I stopped at 360. I may be using singles but they aren't my maxes so I'm fine.

I then did my calves for 3 sets and mleg extensions for two sets of 10. My legs are tiered. I'm gonna have my shake, shower, play some vids (NHL 2K) and have a beer, some chicken breasts and garlic mashed potatoes. Then it's off to bed.

Next week I want to hit 370. This isn't a PB I'm just regaining my strength back from my CKD diet.
400 ATF would be a PB.

Maki Riddington
03-28-2002, 11:47 AM
Did my back and triceps last night.
I think I did about 10 sets for my back and 3 sets for my triceps.

Started doing some static holds as well which were piss poor aweful.

I'm going home for the long weekend today and my buddy is trying to bait me to go to a free kegger tonight. If I do I'm gonna miss my work out tommorrow morning.
I'm gonna do my best to stay home tonight and rent some playstation games.

My weigh in is tommorrow morning.
205 hopefully.

Maki Riddington
04-01-2002, 06:58 PM
It's Monday evening and I'm munching on a turkey sandwich.
I had a nice long weekend at my moms and pops place. It was comprised of sleeping and playing medal of honor, allied assult.

I weighed in on Friday morn at 212 and later on weighed in at 217 that night. I didn't drink that much water so I it was due to some water retention.
I had a decent chest and shoulers workout that morning. The volume wasn't that high though.

I'm starting to gear up for my leg session tonight.
Hopefuly I can squat a tad heavier this session. I hope my restful weekend pays off tonight. There was no partying this weekend. So far so good.

Maki Riddington
04-02-2002, 12:43 AM
Monday night, leg time.

Here's how it went.
225x2
315x1
365x1
380x1

One set of lunges with 30 pound dumbbells.
On my second set my knees didn't feel that stabilized so I stopped mid way through.
I then did 2 sest of 12 reps of leg extensions with 120 pounds.

I think I'm gonna take a break from these singles.
I'm going to back off the weight and give my body time to adapt.

Maki Riddington
04-06-2002, 02:57 PM
Well I'v been lazy on updating my journal.

Wednesday I did my back and triceps.
I did 9 sets for my back. I've started doing two handed dumbbell pullovers for my last couple sets.

My triceps 3 did 3x6 sets of incline skull crushers.
And i set of cable press downs.

Nothing special.

Friday I only got 2 hours sleep so I skipped my workout and napped in the afternoon to catch up on some sleep.

I weighed in at 210.5. It looks like I 'm holding steady at this weight. Mind you I can't expect a steady increase when my cals aren't above 3000. Once I get a tan and trim my leg hairs I'll post some pics. You should be able to see a difference from last time I was 210 which was last summer.

Today I'll be doing my chest, shoulders and biceps.

The_Chicken_Daddy
04-06-2002, 03:35 PM
What's your split man?

btw looking forward to 'dem pics :)

Maki Riddington
04-06-2002, 03:46 PM
Thanks CD.

My slit is as follows:

Monday
Legs

Wednesday
Back
Triceps

Friday
Chest
Biceps
Shoulders

I'm gonna start putting in static holds on my back day.

The_Chicken_Daddy
04-06-2002, 03:47 PM
Seems to be working well for you man! :)

Maki Riddington
04-12-2002, 10:31 AM
I had a killer back and tris workout on Wednesday.
One of the trainers commented on how much bigger I look at the same weight as I was last year (especially my chest). So I've dropped some fat and replaced it with muscle. Yehaaaaa!!!!

My fiance also told me that my buddies roomate said I was way bigger, he was suprised by the size of my legs.
My mom just says I'm fat.:cry:

I weighed in at 213.5 this morning.

I think I got amonia poisoning??
My roomate and I shampooed the carpets yesterday and he had a brilliant idea to put amonia in the shampooer.
Now I'm sick and I got nil sleep last night. My liver is killing me and I've been coughing and sneezing like crazy. Not to mention the fever I have.

He on the other hand was worse off. He was vomitting like crazy his eyes were super red and was couging really bad. He should have gone to emergency.
I think I'm gonna have to go see the doctor today. It feels like my lower right area is bruised.
My workout may be skipped, if I feel up to it I'll do less volume and sleep a lot tonight.

Next week I'll be meeting Eric to workout with him.

Mystic Eric
04-12-2002, 11:56 PM
Man, go to a friggin doctor's. I don't understand why people don't go to the doctor's when they are sick. Your liver hurts, you have a fever... you're ******* ill man!

Btw, how can you be meeting with me? According to Prince, we're the same person!

Mystic Eric
04-12-2002, 11:57 PM
Btw again, why didn't you stop your idiot roomate when he added amonia to the solution?!?!?! :bang:


The following is taken from http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mmg2.html

"What immediate health effects may result from ammonia exposure?

Most exposures to ammonia are by breathing the gas. Even with very short or low-level exposures, most people will notice the pungent odor and experience burning of the eyes, nose, and throat. With higher doses, coughing or choking may occur. Severe exposure can cause death from throat swelling or from chemical burns to the lungs. Skin contact with ammonia containing liquids may cause burns. Contact with rapidly escaping ammonia gas from a leaking pressurized cylinder can cause frostbite injury. Eye exposure to concentrated gas or liquid can cause serious corneal burns or blindness. Drinking a concentrated ammonia solution can cause burns to the mouth, throat, and stomach.

What is the treatment for ammonia poisoning?


There is no antidote for ammonia poisoning, but its effects can be treated and most people do recover fully. Persons who have experienced serious signs and symptoms (such as severe or persistent coughing, tearing eyes or running nose) may require close medical observation for several hours.

Are any future health effects likely to occur?


After a single, short exposure with rapid recovery, no delayed or long-term effects are likely to occur. After a severe exposure, symptoms may progress over 18 hours. Following is a list of some signs and symptoms to watch for. If any of them occur, seek medical care.

What tests can be done if a person has been exposed to ammonia?

There are no specific blood and urine tests that can indicate recent exposure to ammonia. Generally, the severity of burns is the best indicator of the seriousness of the exposure. Blood tests and a chest X ray may be done to evaluate possible lung injury, but testing is not needed in every case.

If ammonia contacts the eyes, the doctor may put an orange dye in the eyes and examine them with a magnifying lamp."

Maki Riddington
04-13-2002, 12:06 PM
Thanks, I slept good this morning and last night and I feel 95% better.

My fever, cough and runny nose are all gone.
My liver isn't hurting either.

I did a quick chest and bicep workout yesterday even though I wasn't feeling good.

Dumbbell Flyes
75x6 *** Next week my goal is 80x6
65x6

Incline Press
75x8
65x7

Incline Cable Flyes
50x6
50x6

Machine Press
130x8
150x6

As you can see my strength dropped quite rapidly after my first set.
For biceps I did:

Dumbbell Hammer Curls
50x6 + 25x5
40x6

Reverse cable Curls
90x10
95x10

Again my strenght dropped quite rapidly even though my rest periods are all under 90 seconds.

willey
04-13-2002, 08:35 PM
wow i saw your pick bro, your're really big, how old are you..

Maki Riddington
04-13-2002, 08:43 PM
24 years old.
Ah..... that pic doesn't do me justice. Not that my body is overly big.:)
I weigh 18 pounds more now from that last one.
Stay tuned............

willey
04-13-2002, 08:48 PM
wow.....24, thats cool...keep up the hard work.

Maki Riddington
04-13-2002, 08:50 PM
Thanks!
Kind words are always welcome in my journal.:)

Maki Riddington
04-15-2002, 05:17 PM
My lower right back has been killing me the last couple days.
It flared up after my last squat session 2 weeks ago.
This might sound like a cop out Eric but I may not be able to squat much if any come this Friday when we work out.
I've been struggling with my back pain for a long time and it flares up every once in awhile. It's because of a car accident that happened 4 years ago. It was diagnosed as a muscle strain.

I worked out my arms this morning.
I did 3 sets of shoulders, biceps and triceps.

I'll do the same thing tonight.
And again on Wednesday. This will work out to doing 4 arm workouts a week.

I'll be doing this every second week. The other wek I'll just do 2 workouts. My arms are really lacking so I need to bring them up.
My left quad is also a very very weak point in my physique so I'll be blasting them soon quite frequently.

My diet was poor this weekend. So far today my eating is dead on. This whole week will be good.

Mystic Eric
04-15-2002, 05:29 PM
Man, my low back is dead too. I overtrained it I think due to the overlap in days. Oh well. I'm taking t'ill this wednesday off. I hope i'll be ok by friday. You better be ok by friday :mad:

jell999
04-15-2002, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
I worked out my arms this morning.
I did 3 sets of shoulders, biceps and triceps.

I'll do the same thing tonight.
And again on Wednesday. This will work out to doing 4 arm workouts a week.

I'll be doing this every second week. The other wek I'll just do 2 workouts. My arms are really lacking so I need to bring them up.

Im really surprised to hear you of all people saying that.

Maki Riddington
04-15-2002, 06:28 PM
Why?
:)

The_Chicken_Daddy
04-16-2002, 05:31 AM
you really think that plan would work makity?

Maki Riddington
04-16-2002, 05:41 PM
Well my workouts were ace so far.
My strength did not suffer any.

I will be setting a goal of 155 pounds for my skull crushers.
This may not seem like that much but my tricep strenght is piss poor as my most of my lifts are.

Right now I'm at 115x6 for 3 sets. None of them are to failure.
I will be very happy if I can do this.

So this means my squat and my skull crushers are my two goals.

rookiebldr
04-16-2002, 06:39 PM
Maki-

Curious, if you are trying to improve you arms with extra sets per week, and doing low reps, why would you not train them to failure? Is it due to the amount of volume your doing per week for the body part? Would this be the same for all your body parts at different times?

Maki Riddington
04-16-2002, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by rookiebldr
Maki-

Curious, if you are trying to improve you arms with extra sets per week, and doing low reps, why would you not train them to failure? Is it due to the amount of volume your doing per week for the body part? Would this be the same for all your body parts at different times?

*** Yes, my goal is to improve the size of my arms. Not my strength. If my strength shoots up well that would be a bonus.
The reason i don'ttrain to failure is partially as a experiment and also because of the amount of volume that is involved in my routine. I would definitely not be able to keep up this if I were to do all my sets to failure. As for different body parts I wouldn't be able to do this for my legs or chest as they take forever to recover. I might be able to get away with this for a week or so but then I would need either a rest week or a deloading week.

Mystic Eric
04-16-2002, 07:12 PM
Pfft, stupid curl jockey.

rookiebldr
04-16-2002, 10:22 PM
Maki-

Thanks for the response and for the WBB routines. Keep up the great work. :thumbup:

MonStar
04-17-2002, 04:34 AM
Maki Riddington-
Yes, my goal is to improve the size of my arms. Not my strength. If my strength shoots up well that would be a bonus.

Good luck with the arm size man. Hope you acheive all your goals. Gaining some arm size can be a b*tch at times... very frustrating. :thumbup::thumbup:

MS

Maki Riddington
04-17-2002, 05:04 PM
I did a set of 120x5 for my skulls. Not bad since my triceps were sore as heck today.
My bicep strength is moving up slowly. I curled 55 pound dumbbells for the first time today. 55x6. As you can my strength does not match my weight or my weight gain.

My back is still killing me. I'm taking some ibephrophen to help with the inflamation.
I skipped my shoulder workout. I'll do it tonight.
I only slpet 3 hours last night so I cam e home this morning and slept for another 3 and half hours.
Feeling ok now.
Canucks and Detroit play tonight. Canucks all the way baby!!!!!:rolleyes:

Maki Riddington
04-19-2002, 07:55 AM
I got about 3 hours sleep last night.
My arms are hella pumped at night I've noticed. Today I meet with Eric the gaylord.
Hopefully I have a productive workout.

I weighed in this morning at 215.3.

Maki Riddington
04-19-2002, 07:13 PM
Came home and slept for another 3 hours. I overslept and was a tad late for our meeting at the gym.

Overall I had a good workout, some highlights were my dumbbell incline chest press which I hit 100 or was it 105 x6. Eric didn't know what the weight was so it was one of the two.

Also for my squat it went like this.

225x2
315x1
365x1
390x1
400x0 (I missed this one)
400x1 (I hit it after resting another 5 mins)

My goal now is 425.

I'm tiered but hey, I had a good workout, can't complain.
Eric had a good workout althpough he was complaining that he was rather tiered. He has really great depth in his squats which is quite impressive.

The_Chicken_Daddy
04-20-2002, 03:46 AM
What are you trying to achieve with these 1 reppers? Strength in your one rep squat?

Are you noticing size gains from them?

MonStar
04-20-2002, 09:28 AM
225x2
315x1
365x1
390x1
400x0 (I missed this one)
400x1 (I hit it after resting another 5 mins)

My goal now is 425.

Awesome squat strength man!! I never knew you were strong like this very very very impressive dude. :thumbup::thumbup:

MS

Maki Riddington
04-20-2002, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
What are you trying to achieve with these 1 reppers? Strength in your one rep squat?

Are you noticing size gains from them?

*** I'm just trying to increase my strength.
These are not maximal lifts though. They are close but I would never sacrifice my body just to see how much I can lift.
Yes I am seeing a increase in my leg size.
Also these squats are done raw, no belt.

I'm tiered today, my cals have been low, but thats ok.
Thanks Monstar!

Mystic Eric
04-20-2002, 03:13 PM
Just so everyone knows, this punk has HUGE legs. And by huge, I mean totally awesome or sweet.

His thighs are like the size of my upper body :cry:

MonStar
04-21-2002, 06:28 AM
Maki Riddington-
How low are you going for these man? Are you doing them in the power rack and everything like that? :cool::cool:

MS

Maki Riddington
04-21-2002, 09:05 PM
Yes I do them in the power rack.
I also am very paranoid as to how low I go.
I kept asking Eric if i was going as low as possible.
The trainer onsite watched me and he said it was well beyond a legal lift, meaning I went well below parrallel.
What I will do is get a pic up sometime of my squat and you guys can judge whether it is ATF.

Maki Riddington
04-21-2002, 09:20 PM
This leg shot again isn't that great cause the lighting wasn't good.
Enough excuses.

Maki Riddington
04-21-2002, 09:23 PM
Thus ends my bulking cycle.
I started at 200-203 and ended up at 215/16 ish.
Now my cutting cycle will begin.
I want to get down to 200.
As far as my bf is concerned I don't know. I'll just cut till I reach 200.

I'll start my new journal tommorrow.
Thanks for all your comments and encouragement.

PowerManDL
04-21-2002, 09:27 PM
Maki, was Eric taking that picture as you stood there with no pants and your genitals in your hand?

rookiebldr
04-21-2002, 09:28 PM
Yep Eric was right, your big, bigger than your previous pics. Way to go Maki. How long to you think you will take to get to 200?

Maki Riddington
04-21-2002, 09:29 PM
Lol, I have shorts on but the way the shot was taken is decieving.
I take the shots myself, I just use the self timer on the camera.

Mystic Eric
04-21-2002, 09:46 PM
Goddamn, put on some pants! :cry:

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:25 PM
Ok, so I have about one week left with my bulking. I'm not feeling good with all this weight I've gained. My goal is to drop to 200 and have my abs showing. My bf is around 17%.

As mentioned before I will be taking a variety of pills and other goodies like Creatine, glutamine, taurine, multi vit, magnesium, fenugreek, kava kava, ALA etc....

My fat burners and other auxillaries
are as follows:

Snytrax Glugglo whatever it;s called
Liquidex
Ephedrine
Ginseng (sp)
Caffine
Green Tea

I will be doing a diet that consists of 2600 cals
50 coming from malto postworkout with all my goodies.
Creatine, Glu, taurine, ALA

200 grams of fat
150 grams protein

I will be working out 4xs per week and will do cardio twice which will be at a low intensity. The cardio will fall on day 5 and 6 which will be my fat fast where my cals will be at 1000. They will be divided into 50% pro/50% fat.
Day 7 will be my carb up which will consist of the morning being primarily low glycemic carbs and pro and the evening being high gylcemic carbs and pro. My fat content will be low.
I'm gonna eat as much as I can on this day.

I'm not good at typing out my daily eatings so I'll do my best. As for my weight program it will be posted next week. I won't track my weights cause I can't be bothered with writing them all out.
I will try to make my journal bearable to read for those that choose to follow my progress.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:29 PM
Here are some pics of my transition from fat to fatter.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:32 PM
Here's one at a couple pounds more.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:34 PM
Upper Body shot.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:40 PM
Front Relaxed.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:43 PM
Back relaxed.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:48 PM
Front Flexed, tis my last one for now.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:51 PM
Ah what the heck...........

Here's one at about 200-203.
I'm severely depleted and falt in these pics.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:52 PM
Back shot.

Chris Rodgers
05-26-2002, 05:53 PM
Lookin big Mr. Maki!! I don't think you look fat at all. Drop a few %'s of bodyfat and you will look sick!! Good luck with the goal!!

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:54 PM
Front shot on a CKD.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:57 PM
Some of these you guys/gals have seen.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 05:59 PM
A back shot from last summer bulking phase.
I was 205 in this pic.

Maki Riddington
05-26-2002, 06:03 PM
Here is a leg shot on a CKD last year, I believe.
I was 203 I think.

ElPietro
05-26-2002, 06:50 PM
It's amazing how you manage to manipulate your bf levels so effectively maki...great job and look forward to some progress pics during your cutting phase.

Legs are looking huge man, unreal traps as well.

Blood&Iron
05-26-2002, 07:01 PM
Great progress from the CKD pics, IMO. Looks like you put on a good deal of size and not really all that much fat. Congrats.

The hands on wang thing in the first pic cracked me up.

the doc
05-26-2002, 07:44 PM
maki, what are your legs measuring in pic 1 ?

chris mason
05-26-2002, 07:51 PM
I agree with Latty, you look good. At least you distribute your fat evenly, I get love handles right away as I get chubbier.

Alex.V
05-26-2002, 09:39 PM
I'm right there with you, chris. Every ounce of fat I have seems to be concentrated in my lower back/love handles.

Look big, maki. What were your stats in the earlier pics (bf%, etc.)

the doc
05-26-2002, 10:50 PM
well me three.
Love handle/gut for me also
*grabs a hunk of love handle*

Maki Riddington
05-27-2002, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by ElPietro
It's amazing how you manage to manipulate your bf levels so effectively maki...great job and look forward to some progress pics during your cutting phase.

Legs are looking huge man, unreal traps as well.


*** Ya, my freinds and siblings say the same thing. They're amazed at how easily I can manipulate my weight. I guess it comes from trying new things each time I want to lose bodyfat and the fact I know how to manipulate my body.


Belial said,
What were your stats in the earlier pics (bf%, etc.)

*** Sorry I dunno. I never really kept track of my bf levels all that much. The lowest was 13% and the highest was 18%. The lowest I weighed was 190 and that was my back shot.


Chris said,
At least you distribute your fat evenly,

*** Actually it changes each time I bulk, I tend to see a more even distribution of adipose tissue throughout my body.

Doc said,
maki, what are your legs measuring in pic 1 ?

*** I think they're at 27 inches. I could be wrong though. I know they're no more than 27 inches. Last I measured I was 26 and that was 7 months ago.

Also could any of you give me some feedback as to what needs to be worked on. Eric mentioned that my chest is really lagging behind. I worked on it and I feel like I've brought it up, but apparently it's not enough. My back is a strong point but from my pic it doesn't look that great. I need to work on my lats. I have a thick back though. Or so I think.

Please feel free to be blunt. It will allow me to really work on my problem areas. Even if that means working on my whole body.

Thanks.

Blood&Iron
05-27-2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington


Also could any of you give me some feedback as to what needs to be worked on. Eric mentioned that my chest is really lagging behind. I worked on it and I feel like I've brought it up, but apparently it's not enough. My back is a strong point but from my pic it doesn't look that great. I need to work on my lats. I have a thick back though. Or so I think.

Please feel free to be blunt. It will allow me to really work on my problem areas. Even if that means working on my whole body.

Thanks.
Only thing I see that needs work is your chest. It ain't at all bad, but relative to everything else it's lagging a bit, IMO. But really you look awesome, man. Traps are unreal. Plus, you're the only guy I've seen post a pic here on WBB with bigger legs than me. I'm impressed. You make me look kinda twiggy. How tall are you again?(Mine are about 26.5 inches, but I'm 5'11'' or so--which if I recall correctly is a couple of inches taller than you.)

Maki Riddington
05-27-2002, 04:53 PM
I'm 5'9.
Well 5'9 and a half.
5'11 with shoes on.

Thanks B&I, I guess I will work on my back and chest even harder. Hopefully my next set of pics will show my results before I bulk again.

ElPietro
05-28-2002, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
I will be working out 4xs per week and will do cardio twice which will be at a low intensity. The cardio will fall on day 5 and 6 which will be my fat fast where my cals will be at 1000. They will be divided into 50% pro/50% fat.

I was gonna ask you how long you generally cut and bulk for or do you just go by how you look/feel? Then I noticed the comment above...are you saying you have two days were you only take in 1k cals? and it's 50/50 fat/protein? Or is this just for a portion of the day? If it's for the whole day I'm just wondering the reasoning behind it. Thanks.

Maki Riddington
06-01-2002, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by ElPietro


I was gonna ask you how long you generally cut and bulk for or do you just go by how you look/feel? Then I noticed the comment above...are you saying you have two days were you only take in 1k cals? and it's 50/50 fat/protein? Or is this just for a portion of the day? If it's for the whole day I'm just wondering the reasoning behind it. Thanks.

*** It's for the whole day. It's just an experiment to see if it speeds up my fatburning process. I won't have a problem with appetite cause of the stimulants I'll be taking.


My workout is as follows.

Monday: Chest and Back

Chest: Flat bench 2x10 ss withflat flys 2x8
Incline Dumbbell press 2x12

Back

Pull Overs: 2x12
Cable Rows 2x10
V Grip Lat pull Down: 2x10

Tuesday

Legs (Squats)

Squats: Wide Stance 2x12
Close Stance 4x10
BW squats : 1xAM
Leg extension: 2x15

Shoulders

Dumbbell press: 4x10

Wednesday

Arms: see Chris Masons routine

Thursday: Chest, Hamstrings and Calves

Chest: Flat DB press 2x12
CC: 2x12
Pushups 1xAM

Hamstrings

Reverse Hypers: 3x12

Stranding Calf raises: 3x15

thalapathi
06-01-2002, 05:24 PM
Maki- Great job with your bulking and pics are really good. I hope to follow your journal, and learn a few things, as you sure do know how to read and understand what the body seems to say and hence manipulate it.
What kind of time frame do you have in mind to achieve the loss of ~20lbs ?

Could you tell me the timing of your supplements during the day and the reasoning behind it, if you dont mind as that might really help.
Thanks.

Maki Riddington
06-01-2002, 05:48 PM
Thanks doode.:)
I will lose 20 pounds in 3 months.


My supps are as follows:
Wake up:
12 mg of ephedrine with 100 mg of caffine
1 Syntrax Glugglo capsule
1 cup of green tea
.5 mg of Liquidex
Ginseng dosage is still under construction
2.5 grams of glutamine


2 hours later
same, minus the liquidex

2 hours later
same minus the liquidex


Loading week on Creatine, according to Dr Colgans bodyweight chart is as follows, 20 grams of creatine post workout with 5 grams of taurine, and 2.5 grams of glutamine, 50 grams of maltodextrin and 50 garms of whey.

Alpha Lipoic acid will be used on my carb up day. I haven't figured out my dosage yet.

Also post workout I will be taking 2 multi vits, 1 gram of vit C and 800 ieu of vit E along with 500 mg of Fenugreek.
Before bed to get me to sleep I will be taking 500 mg of Kava Kava.

Mystic Eric
06-01-2002, 05:53 PM
Damnit, where do you find money for all those supps? Btw, we should meet up and train sometime next week?

Maki Riddington
06-01-2002, 06:09 PM
no

Mystic Eric
06-01-2002, 06:11 PM
:swear:

thalapathi
06-01-2002, 06:27 PM
Maki- Is that 1000 calories, 50% pro -50% fat; based on the fat fast. Wouldn't that make you lose LBM even if it is for two days a week. I searched around usenet and the only thing I was able to find was going as low as about 6.8 cals/lb which is from .8g protein/lb and .4g EFA /lb . But you seem to be below that by about 500 calories. I would be interested in knowing your reasoning for going as low as 1000 calories on two days. Thanks.

Maki Riddington
06-01-2002, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by thalapathi
Maki- Is that 1000 calories, 50% pro -50% fat; based on the fat fast. Wouldn't that make you lose LBM even if it is for two days a week. I searched around usenet and the only thing I was able to find was going as low as about 6.8 cals/lb which is from .8g protein/lb and .4g EFA /lb . But you seem to be below that by about 500 calories. I would be interested in knowing your reasoning for going as low as 1000 calories on two days. Thanks.

*** I would be very suprised if a two fast such as the one I'm about to embark on would bring about a loss of LBM.
I picked 1000 cals just because, no specific reasoning behind it. It could have been higher but I chose 1000 as an even number.
As long as my amino acid pools are full or at least not empty I won't run the risk of using muscle as a fuel source. Plus the supps I'm taking will also have a small anti catobolic effect as well.
If I can manipulate my body to burn at a very high pace even for one or two days then without sacrificing LBM then I'm happy.
Like I mentioned it's a experiemnt if anything as I may emabark on a full blown fat fast down the road.

Marcel
06-02-2002, 06:07 PM
Maki - good job doode finding out what works for you. Inform us how the fat fast days go for ya and how you feel those days.

Liquidex eh? Nice.

Maki Riddington
06-03-2002, 11:43 PM
Day 1

As I sit here in agony with sweat dripping my brow I must say that it's going to be a tough haul for myself. I really do admire the dedication of bodybuilders who can continually push the limits of fatigue. Most of my work out tonight was a blur. At times I felt as if I was going to faint and/or vomit. I atribute this to the copious amounts of ephedrine and caffine I ingested today. I must say I was a tad gung ho on the fat burners.
Anyways, I barely made it to my car. When I finally approached my long awaited destination I sat down in the form of a heap of withered soft tissue. My drive home was almost dream like as I listened to Carson Dalys top ten. I reclined in my honda rice burner and cruised to No Doubt all the while feebly attempting righ/left turn signals and controlling my steering wheel. When I got home I sat in my car for a good five minutes. Even though the window had been open the whole drive and the evening breeze was gentle I was still sweating profusely (sp). I grabbed my bag and made my up my stairs turned on my comp and plunked myself down.
Here I am typing this post with only a tad bit of energy left in my tank. I've swallowed my designer whey protein bar and a small baggy of pills and a shake (malto, creatine, taurine, glutamine) await their consumption.

Some notes I have made today:

My body temp was up, I was sweating the entire day
Ephedrine may eat into my recovery time
I must stop my last dosage of fat burners at 11:00 not 1:00 pm.
This diet sucks
Sleep will be my besttest friend
Eat my last fat meal 3 hours before my workout

That's all for today. Tommorrow is a new day and my legs await a
beating that they will never forget.
Good night, see you all tommorrow.

ElPietro
06-04-2002, 09:13 AM
Just be careful man...I'd hate for you to be the next one to make the papers taking too many supps. No need to take too much just to speed things up a bit. Experimenting is ok as long as you don't put yourself at too much risk. Passing out while driving wouldn't be a good thing either... tuttut

Maki Riddington
06-04-2002, 11:52 PM
I'mm goign to attempt a post tonight. I'll probally have to finish up the post tommorrow. I'm feeling realy really bad. I concluded for the first time in 111 years I've got the case of low blood sugar really bad. Non stop sweating, faintness, feelings of vomiting, shaky muscles, the whole nine yards. I will have to take off some fat and exchange it for some carbs pre workout. My legs are super sore already and I splut my pants doing squats....lol.

Please take not everyone that this was a stupid move on my part. I will be more careful in the future and proceed with caution.
I will edit and finish up my post tommorrow afternoon.
Good night folks.

Maki Riddington
06-05-2002, 05:19 PM
Day 2

Oh boy was I ever sick last night. Low blood sugar was the culprit and today I will take 25 grams pre workout and keep my 50 grams post workout. Most likey I will take some fruit pre wrokout.

I took all my supps on time yesterday and my food was on.
I did however switch up and take more carbs post workout so my fat intake was lower.

My new ratios will be as of today.
Fat: 170 grams
Protein: 170 grams
Carbs: 75 grams
Cals: 2510

Notes:

- taking 2 Snytrax Glugglobolic caps with my EC dose gave me more jitters, it also raised my body temp up

- took less EC today (only 2 dosages)

- sweating throughout the day

Tonight I work my arms and back
I didn't even finish up my total worksets last night for my legs. :mad:

Oh well, I guess I'm pushing myself to hard to fast.
Just to add, I measured some bodyparts this afternoon.
My calves are 16.5 cold unflexed, my quads are 26.5 cold unflexed and my arms are 14.5 cold unflexed.
As I've noted my arms need a lot of work, so does my chest.:cry:

The_Chicken_Daddy
06-06-2002, 07:46 AM
Damn Maki.

Play it safe dude!

And good luck dieting. I'm cutting now too ~sigh~

Maki Riddington
06-06-2002, 01:34 PM
Day 3

I finished Chris Masons arm workout. Over all I enjoyed it, the only thing that got me irritated was the fact that when I needed a spot on my eccentric lift the guy spotting helped me.:mad: A lot, I might add, so much that I could hear him grunting!!!
I felt great after my workout compared to the previous nights so I was in a festive mood. I took all my supps post workout and I had my 25 grams of natural fruit juice pre workout.
My food was on as well.
Unfortunately I think I had my fat meal way to close to my post workout shake.
I started feeling quite uneasy and I felt like I was sorta having a nother low blood sugar attack. I had 12 strips of bacon around an hour after my shake. Big no notuttut I even made note that my fat meal shoudl be spaced evenly throughout the day.

On a more positive note, I was laying in bed watching 'Cider House Rules' and I flexed my abs and saw my top two pop out. I was amazed at how quickly I my body can drop fat.

Notes:
- Charlizes Therone is hot
- need to buy some diet pop
- flax is awful and doesn't sit well in my stomach
- my chest is still sore from monday and I work it tonight ( if I can keep it sore I'll see if Vince has stumbled onto anything)
- my whole body is super tiered
- slpet 10.5 hours and I'm still tiered

The_Chicken_Daddy
06-06-2002, 01:36 PM
"eccentric lift"

Is that an oxy-moron?

chris mason
06-06-2002, 06:56 PM
Are you doing the entire routine Maki, or just the arm portion of it?

Maki Riddington
06-06-2002, 08:03 PM
Just the arm portion.
By the last set my arms were jelly, plus I could have pushed myself harder.

Mystic Eric
06-06-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Just the arm portion.
By the last set my arms were jelly, plus I could have pushed myself harder.

I think Mr. Mason has reiterated dozens of times to do the whole routine tuttut. Mr. Mason isn't gonna be pleased.

Maki Riddington
06-10-2002, 12:18 PM
test.

NateDogg
06-10-2002, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
test.

WOOHOO, it's back :D

Maki Riddington
06-10-2002, 05:17 PM
Day 8

Oh boy, I have a whole bunch of days to catch up on.
On thursday I worked my chest again but skipped my hams as they were still sore from my squats on Tuesday.
My chest was sore going into the work out from my previous workout on Monday. The next day( Friday) my chest was fine.
I kept my reps higher than 12 for my chest day. I did some back as well. About 2 sets.
Everything was ok as far as food intake and supps.

Friday was hard as my cals were around 1000. I had flax and chicken and pork skewers for my meals. I didn't take enough fat burners though so by night I was dying for food.

Saturday was god except I didn't eat until 3 oclock in the afternoon. I figured I start my carb up then. I was a bit dizzy from hunger and my fat burners but that stopped once I ate. I watched the fight and had beer, burgers and Mcdonalds. Unfortunately I payed the price the next morning while sitting on the toilet.

Sunday I started carbing up big time.
I had my 20 grams creatine and 30 grams of glutamine.
Food for the day was as follows:

4 pieces of rasin toast
2 bananas
1 burger
2 oatmeal cookies
5 donuts
half an apple pie
fish and chips and a pint of blond ale (not so good)
400 grams of malto dextrin

Last week I started the diet at 222.
I weighed in today at a whopping 213.9!!!!!!
In one week I've managed to lose 9 pounds. I'm absolutely demoralized right now. I know some of it was water but I couldn't have lost that much. I didn't lose this much even when I did my CKD diets. I do however feel much better, I have no lower back pain and my legs aren't tight. I feel like I have more spring in my body and more energy. I guess 200 won't take me 3 months after all.

I will be revamping my diet on certain days depending on how I feel.
On leg day, especially, my carbs will be at 100 grams and my fat will be lowered down to 150 while my protein will be at 200 all the time.
My carbs up may be two days instead of one as I don't want to have useless workouts and I think I'll fill out more with two carb up days instead of one. I'm saying this because I still don't look all that full.

I've started taking my EC and Snytrax Glugglobolic together. I've found that I get quite a quick reaction to it. It takes about 10 minutes to kick in. I'm gonna paso n the ginsing as I won't be needing it. The same will apply with the ALA as I'm going to mega dose with it during my next bulk up (3-4 grams a day)
Tonight I have a chest and back workout.

Pup
06-10-2002, 05:27 PM
I feel your pain maki, i lost 8lbs on the first week of NHE, god i hated doing that carb depletion.

ElPietro
06-11-2002, 07:33 AM
Careful Maki, if you stand out in the sun for more than a minute or two with the supps you are on you may spontaneously combust! :eek:

9lbs does seem a bit much...but at least it's in the right direction...I think I've lost approximately 0lbs so far in my half-hearted attempt at cutting. :(

Maki Riddington
06-11-2002, 05:17 PM
Day 9
Man, I think I've lost even more weight.:(
196 is my max that I'll go to.
Anyways, I had a good back and chest day last night. I was pumped and my strength was good.
I had an altercation with some punk kid at the gym last night which made my blood boil. I think I swore at him.:eek:
My supps were on and so was my food, I was hungery last night but had to refarin from eating some home cooked african food!!!
Tis a weak spot I have.

If I'm feeling this good I may bump my training up to 5 days a week. If I'm correct the glutamine is doing a swell job on enhancing my recovery time. We'll see. I'm taking in about 15-30 grams a day right now. I'm running out of creatine so I gotta buy some more soon.
I'm looking forward to training legs tonight.

Some notes:

- glutamine is ace
- creatine is ace
- may need to boost my recovery shake to 75 grams on certain days
- I'm losing my gut, whoohooooo
- but I'm still fat:cry:

Maki Riddington
06-12-2002, 04:17 PM
Day 10


I only worked shoulders last night. I decided to skip legs.
Got a tan, and only 6 hours of sleep last night. Never the less, I feel fine. Doing my arms tonight.
If all goes well I will bump my workouts up to five days this week.

Maki Riddington
06-13-2002, 02:40 PM
Day 11

Yahhh, a lady at my work commented how my face is losing weight rapidly, I looked at myself today and I noticed it as wel.
I'm very happy right now.

I did my arms last night and they're tiered today. I can definitely feel the fatigue in them. I woke up to a head ache today but I belive it was due to the fact I was behind on my EC dosage. My body is going into withdrawal now if I don't feed myself some.

My headache is gone and other than my allergies I'm all good.
My food was on last night and so were my sups.
I have to do some light back and chest today. My chest is still sore.:)

Btw, for you guys/gals who do read my journal I'll be posting various pics that have to do with nothing. Hey, everyone likes looking at pics right? And what better way to keep my viewers on the edge of their seats.

rookiebldr
06-13-2002, 09:41 PM
Nice streetscape.

xraygirl
06-13-2002, 09:46 PM
Must have been trash pick-up day in Maki-Town :)

ElPietro
06-14-2002, 06:42 AM
Is that Eric in his blue flamer mobile driving up to root through your trash? :D

Congrats with the cutting...maybe I'll learn a nugget or two through your journal and actually lose weight in my cutting phase.

Maki Riddington
06-17-2002, 05:12 PM
Day 17

Well my friday work out was put off since I didn't feel up to par. I think 4xs a week will suffice for now. I had low cals on Friday and half of Saturday. Then at 6:00 I started my carb up.
My carb up went well on Sunday and I slept great.
I however did suffer from a nasty headache yesterday. I was moaning about it to Eric at the comp. That damn EC is really addicting. I also noticed when I take it now my mood is very unpredicatble. I'll be feeling happy one moment and then the next I'll be swearing my head off. It's not a good thing and I'm trying to keep it under control.

I've noticed that the 1.5 day fat fast is working well. For those that are skeptical about the lack of calories you have to remember that the body can survive on very little and that it takes some time for the bodies fuel sources to shift gears to a great degree. That being said, the body will use more fat. Some people have been able to fast like this for several weeks. And have noted nil if any muscle loss. I can say that my muscle loss has been very little if any. I wouldn't be suprised if I've gained some.

I weighed in at 209 this afternoon. That means I lost 4 pounds last week. Pretty darn good if I might say so. My delts and biceps are coming out and I have more definition in my quads. My stomach is starting to go down, but that'll probally be the last place it goes from. So far I'm really pleased with this plan. I should be at 195 in no time. Though my losses may slow down which is fine.

My only concern is my bowle movements. I was backed up for a whole week and I finally cleaned my system out today. I had horrible stomach pains and it was a most unpleasant feeling.
I will start adding in oats for my carb source now.
25 garms in the morning and 25 pre workout.
My 50 grams malto will stay post workout.
My supps have been on and it 's all good!!!!!!

The_Chicken_Daddy
06-18-2002, 04:53 AM
Maki, can you show me the actual diet (or an example of) you're eating, please :)

and if bowel movements are a problem, then why not eat more fruit and veg?

Maki Riddington
06-18-2002, 05:55 PM
Day 18

Ok CD.

Cals: 2550
Pro: 200 grams
Carbs: 100 grams ( may push it to 125)
Fat: 150 grams

Breakfast: my fat burners and 5 grams of glutamine
Fat and protein

Lunch: same

Dinner: same

Pre work out: carbs (25-50)

Post workout: carbs (50-75), protein (25) and creatine

If I'm behind, one more meal that is fat and protein, my vits and glutamine.


Yesterday my work out was so so. I was pooped and hungry, so I heated and ordered super sized fries and two double cheese burgers at Mcdonalds. I was suprised because it still fit into my ratios. I partially did it because I snuk a quick flex in the bathroom mirror at my gym. Dang, I looked good. Ok, I looked much better with my shirt off. I think the mirror was too kind. My biceps were pumped, my lats were flared and my chest was hella pumped. I could see an out line of all my abs as well.
I looked good. I will take some pics once I reach 195 and you guys/gals can decide whether I've done good, great or crappy.
Hopefully I've improved from last set. I also took a nasty before pic with my stomach hanging out. This way I can see the drastic changes. I do feel skinny and a lady at the gym was blown away by my transformation. She said I was skinny.:cry:
Still got a good 14 pounds to go.

MonStar
06-19-2002, 10:50 AM
Looking forward to seeing your transformation pics. :):)

MS

Maki Riddington
06-19-2002, 05:41 PM
Day 19

I did my legs last night and oh boy was I hurting. I was hurting after my 2cnd set. the stifness started to set in right away.
It feels great today.
My carbs were a tad higher and it was a good thing I did that. If not I would have had another low blood sugar attack.
I'm looking really flat today but it's arm day. I'm gonna do my shoulders today as well as I skipped them last night.

My food and sups are on baby!!!!

Maki Riddington
06-20-2002, 03:49 PM
Day 20

Arghhh look small, feel small. Oh well.
I was looking at some pics and I couldn't believe how big I actually was. My buddy who has always been bigger than me (6'5 235-240) actually doesn't even look that big anymore in this pic below. I did my arms and shoulders last night. I got a good workout in but skimped on my vits and creatine. Instead I had 2 pints and chicken wings. Though I didn't go over my daily caloric intake I could have chosen to skip the beer and have my post workout ceatine.

Tonight will be better. Back, chest and calves.

Blood&Iron
06-21-2002, 02:11 PM
I noticed on the Avant and HST sites someone posting as Maki. This is you I assume. Only reason I'm asking is because I noticed a post on the Avant site saying you were having 1.5 day refeeds of 1200g of carbs(Which is identical to what I was doing; not sure if I should be flattered or it's just coincidence.) Anyways, I haven't seen any mention of this here, so was that you posting or some other Maki(seems unlikely)?

ElPietro
06-21-2002, 02:14 PM
Wow your cutting diet is so intense you've lost all semblance of facial structure! :eek:

Maki Riddington
06-21-2002, 04:34 PM
Yes, any 'Maki" you see on other boards is me.
Well at least I'm aware of. I have a couple different user names on internet.

My refeed usually consists of this total. It is only a coincidence. Though I do value your input on any board you post. I would be giving credit to you if I were following your method. :)

I try to get 400 grams malto in and 3-400 carbs from food in on Sunday. The day before I will take in roughly 500 cals in a 6 hour period. I don't watch my protein intake and I don't really pay attention to my fat intake either. Even though my fat intake is low.
Below 100 grams.

Mystic Eric
06-21-2002, 04:42 PM
LOL it sure is ok to put your buddy's pic on the net without his consent, but it isn't ok to show your face! haha

Dude, when did you start getting clothes? I thought all you wore was value village stuff coupled with Fubu, Mecca, various t-shirts, and often sweat pants or tear-aways?

Maki Riddington
06-21-2002, 04:48 PM
Actually I was wearing a Ecko jean jacket and a Phat Farm t-shirt there. My jewllery was not showing either. My phat gold watch and my bling bling chain. :D

Ya I'm 'black'...:eek:

Mystic Eric
06-21-2002, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Actually I was wearing a Ecko jean jacket and a Phat Farm t-shirt there. My jewllery was not showing either. My phat gold watch and my bling bling chain. :D

Ya I'm 'black'...:eek:

:bang:

At least your friend looks well dressed...

Maki Riddington
06-21-2002, 05:00 PM
What do you expect from a IBM project manager.

Marcel
06-22-2002, 06:10 PM
"bling! bling! everytime I come round the city bling! bling!"

Maki Riddington
06-24-2002, 04:30 PM
Day 24

Well my friday meal consisted of 4 hot dogs.
I then proceeded to start my carb up at 10 pm.
I had some stomcah problems from all the junk I ate friday night but it stopped saurday morning.
On Friday I weighed in at 206.
Today I weighed in at 209.7 but I was wearing my shoes and a sweat shirt. Minus them my weight is now 207.2. I've lost 2 pounds from last week. So far so good.

My two day carb up went well and I think I'll keep it this way until I see my fat loss start to slow down.

Basically in two days my food consisted of:

1 medium pizza ( everything special)
2 boxes of wafer cookies
1 litre of caramilk ice cream
1 apple pie
5 pizza pretzels (fairly big)
1 snapple
2 big bowls of spaghetti
200 grams of malto dextrin
2 hot dogs
1 lamb Giro? (greek wrap)
7 mini donuts

Today is chest and back day.

Marcel
06-24-2002, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Basically in two days my food consisted of:

1 medium pizza ( everything special)
2 boxes of wafer cookies
1 litre of caramilk ice cream
1 apple pie
5 pizza pretzels (fairly big)
1 snapple
2 big bowls of spaghetti
200 grams of malto dextrin
2 hot dogs
1 lamb Giro? (greek wrap)
7 mini donuts

Today is chest and back day. [/B]

Your gonna have an awesome workout...wait and see. :D

Maki Riddington
06-24-2002, 05:11 PM
Yes, I usually do on Monday nights. I also get really pumped as well. I'm also low on Creatine. So I may skip it a couple times this week.

Marcel
06-24-2002, 05:19 PM
*sends Maki some creatine & the new Mack 10 single "connected for life"*

Maki Riddington
06-24-2002, 05:29 PM
I'll download that track tonight. Thanks!

GeneticallyGifted
06-25-2002, 04:56 PM
Mr. Maki ,sup now. I see that you are leanin' out and that you diet is taken a beatin' like a ball-headed-stepchild. As long as the results come, keep on doin' whatcha doin'!! I love the effort. Oh, and pix are now linked in my journal. Once again keep up the good work.

Maki Riddington
06-25-2002, 05:45 PM
Thanks doode.
I had a good chest work out last night. I felt though that my tank was running on empty last night when I finally got to my back. I did 3 sets and called it quits. Kinda lame, but I had to do some heavy moving as well. I was quite pumped as well. Felt nice as I'm almost always depleted and fat looking. Even though I have a wicked tan.:)

I skipped my vits again and my creatine. My food today has been off as well today. I've had a busy day and I've got to do some more moving tonight after work. So I'm gonna do arms tonight and legs tomorrow.

Once I hit that 190 mark I'm gonna bulk to 200-205. I want to stay sorta lean from now on. I really hate not having a pump.:(

I'm taking the week off and going home to see my parents so hopefully I can get on and keep this sucka updated.

GeneticallyGifted
06-25-2002, 05:49 PM
Man, Maki you are gonna be so ripped at 190 and then you will fill out some at 200, and be in awesome shape. Makin' yourself a site to see.

Maki Riddington
06-26-2002, 02:17 PM
Day 27

I'm not gonna spend anytime writing out much so I'll say that last night I had a killer arm workout and I was full of energy. The pump in my arms were nuts. Kinda weird when I had no carbs in me???

Arms are a tad sore but they never hurt much the day after. My food was off big time. Since I'm away and I'm posting at my parents I;m sure my diet will be below the standard. I'm skipping my leg day today. Will do it tomorrow.
One thing I've noticed is the amount of sweat that I let out each day. I'm sweating like crazy. My body temp is really high!!!
I know I'm burning fat baby!!!!

Blood&Iron
06-26-2002, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

One thing I've noticed is the amount of sweat that I let out each day. I'm sweating like crazy. My body temp is really high!!!
I know I'm burning fat baby!!!!
Do you really think that's a good way to gauge fat loss?

If it is, I should be like 1% bodyfat. When I'm working out, I look like someone dumped a bucket of water on me.

Anyways, sounds like things are going well. Keep up the hard work, man.

Maki Riddington
06-26-2002, 02:29 PM
Your wrong and right Blood, if your leaning towards the fact that I was saying it's a good indicator of fat loss.

In my experience I've found that when I'm losing at a steady rate my body temperature is also at a high level. This would conencide (we really need a spell check) with those that take Clen as well.

I can garuentee you this week I'll have dropped more than 3 pounds because of this feeling.

Blood&Iron
06-26-2002, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

I can garuentee you this week I'll have dropped more than 3 pounds because of this feeling.
Do you not find you lose too much muscle when dropping weight that quickly, or have you fine-tuned things so well that it ends up being mostly fat? If I lose that much in a week, it ends up being 1.5lbs muscle and 1.5lbs fat.

rookiebldr
06-26-2002, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Your wrong and right Blood, if your leaning towards the fact that I was saying it's a good indicator of fat loss.

In my experience I've found that when I'm losing at a steady rate my body temperature is also at a high level. This would coincide (we really need a spell check) with those that take Clen as well.

I can guarantee you this week I'll have dropped more than 3 pounds because of this feeling.

I agree about the spell checker, so I thought I'd help you out.

Seems like your diet is still working. Are you still consuming around 1000 cals per day? Will your metabolism continue to burn fat at low level or does the re-feeds help offset the low cals?

Franco
06-26-2002, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Blood&Iron

When I'm working out, I look like someone dumped a bucket of water on me.



i'm exactly in the gym

Maki Riddington
06-26-2002, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Blood&Iron

Do you not find you lose too much muscle when dropping weight that quickly, or have you fine-tuned things so well that it ends up being mostly fat? If I lose that much in a week, it ends up being 1.5lbs muscle and 1.5lbs fat.

*** Actually I was thinking about this today. I don't think this is gonna be a problem until I hit 10%. I know that simply looking in the mirror is not a effective method to gauge whether your losing too much muscle, or any for that matter. I will get a BF test done to see if I'm ok. At least that will give me some indicator of whether I'm on the right track.

Rookie, I'm consuming 2500 cals per day. On Fridays I eat around 1000 cals.

Maki Riddington
07-02-2002, 06:03 PM
Day 32

Ok, so I'm back from my mini holiday. Man, when I go to my parents place I do absoultely nothing. I don't train (when I do, I slack) I don't eat properly and I play video games and watch movies all day long. I spent 12 hours playing MOH for playstation 2 on Friday. Man oh man!!! What a bum.
My eating was horrid as I paid about zilch nada to my diet.

I worked legs though, pretty decent workout as well. So that was a high point. The only thing is when I get back home from my parents I'm so unmotivated to start up again. I don't want to write, eat, train or work.

I weighed in at 205.5 today.
I think it wad due to my horrible eating pattern during the long weekend.

Today is a new day and I'm starting a new diet.

Protein: 180 grams
Carbs: 180 grams
Fat: 60 grams
Cals: 2000

I will carb up every weekend. I'm not sure whether I'll do it for
48 hours or 24 hours.

I'm still being called fat by people I haven't seen in awhile. It's startin to take a toll on my feelings. I mean who in their right mind likes to be called fat and looked at as being out of shape when I bust my ass in the gym and outside. Just cause I don't have the features I once had and my face is round now is no reason to look at me as being unhealthy. I'm so much bigger now.
I constanly get people asking me if I work out. I'm so sick of it!!!
It makes me want to lose my muscle and slim down to 175 again.
But I won't, I'd be so miserable. Whatever.........

Mystic Eric
07-02-2002, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

I'm still being called fat by people I haven't seen in awhile. It's startin to take a toll on my feelings. I mean who in their right mind likes to be called fat and looked at as being out of shape when I bust my ass in the gym and outside. Just cause I don't have the features I once had and my face is round now is no reason to look at me as being unhealthy. I'm so much bigger now.
I constanly get people asking me if I work out. I'm so sick of it!!!
It makes me want to lose my muscle and slim down to 175 again.
But I won't, I'd be so miserable. Whatever.........

Don't feel bad Maki. At least you can still workout. I can't even move my chest thanks to you.

chris mason
07-02-2002, 06:15 PM
I understand. The heavier I get, people start to ask me if I am a football player etc., never a bodybuilder. Forget about them, and remember, they can only see what you let them. In other words, when you have higher bodyfat levels and are wearing clothes, they may only be able to see your face. If they saw you with your shirt off, then they would know. In addition, I was thinking about that comment the other day, the "do you lift weights"? Remember, these people don't know you and don't know how you will react. If they ask you, they figure you do lift, but they are not sure if you will be offended if they assume you lift. Some people still view weightlifters with a stigma, and the person doesn't know if that is you or not. See what I mean?

Maki Riddington
07-02-2002, 06:34 PM
Yes I understand Chris. But I feel so angry sometimes. Maybe more frusterated as a result of their ignorance. I never where revealing clothing. I hate it. Ocasionally I'll where a tank top to the gym if I'm feeling brave. I think it's a combo of not seeing me for a very long time and remembering me as a skinny guy. I mean I've gained 50 pounds since most people have seen me.
I find that they assume I've grown fat because of my face. I hate this. I find myslef defending myslef more and more saying, "well I've lost weight you know." I wish someone could smack me up side the head cause this only makes me look more guilty of being a fatty.

Actually the front desk attendant at my work right now gave me a huge compliment. She said that I'm looking more and more muscular every time she sees me. No she's not flirting, she's a married women.:)

I guess I'm just venting cause it bothers me. My fiance says she loves the way I look but I know she loves me regardless of whether I were a runt or a fatty. Cause I was a runt when we first met. Typical skinny asian with no ass and a stick figure you see on most asians.

It's good to know that there are people out there who understand what I'm feeling and that I'm part of a group who go through this in some way every day.

Mystic Eric
07-02-2002, 06:41 PM
Bah, don't worry about it guy. It's just a transitional stage. Later, you'll be big AND ripped and scary looking. Don't even waste your breath in trying to defend yourself.

Maki Riddington
07-02-2002, 06:44 PM
Yea, but I feel very weak if I don't. I know what they're thinking so I gotta address it.

It's all good. It's not like I'm depressed, more frusterated if anything.

Marcel
07-02-2002, 11:30 PM
Damn, Maki I feel your pain. Whenever my bodyfat climbs up my face just wants to blow up. It really pisses me off but it's the price to pay for getting bigger w/o adding pure lbm. Anyways I hope you get fuken shredded and shut them up.

Maki Riddington
07-03-2002, 04:55 PM
Day 33

I cheated.
There, I got it out in the open.:(

I was cursing myself as I drove through the Mcdonalds pick up window. I coudn't find my whey protein and tuna was not on my mind. So I sucumbed to temptation.

Everything was on except my protein intake. I had a great chest and back workout and I had lots of energy. I like this diet so far.
I was pumped, and my strength actually wasn't that bad. I did hurt my lower back doing seated rows. I believe I have a problem with my maximal static strength in my errectors.
I'm fine today, but I have been putting off strengthening this area.
Tonight is arms and shoulders. I'm goa start lumping these guys together now.

Oh ya, I've been really bad at taking my vits and supps.:cry:
Will do better, not 'try' harder. :)

I'm now aiming for 1-2 pounds of fat loss a week. I'll be happy with one now. It will keep me in a sane state of mind knowing that my body is giving up any precious muscle. I'm saying this cause my Bf is starting to go down.
I can see my top abs clearly when flexing. A barely visible middle two and a layer covering my bottom two.
My legs are shrinking though. Oh well. They do look a tad cut though so that's a saving grace at least.

On a more positive note, I got an offer to write fitness articles for a new Indo candian magazine focused on women. The launch is this fall. It's a pay mag, I believe it will cost 6.95 canadian dollars.
I have my first deadline this July 10th. Then I will be hopefully meeting with the mags photographer to pick a photo shoot location for the model. I have a model in mind, so I hope she agrees. Anyways, I hope the mag takes off cause this will be a nice way to launch my writing career (minus my horrid spelling).

PowerManDL
07-03-2002, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
No she's not flirting, she's a married women.:)


NEVER assume that.

Maki Riddington
07-03-2002, 05:09 PM
I guess I'm pretty blind when it comes to the opposite sex and being able to read their signs.
:D

PowerManDL
07-03-2002, 05:13 PM
I'm serious Maki--- never assume that just because a woman is married that she's not flirting with you. I can't tell you how many times I've been at bars or other social settings and had married girls stick their tongues down my throat or start getting "grabby."

The_Chicken_Daddy
07-04-2002, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Day 33

I cheated.
There, I got it out in the open.:(

dude, it' happens. Just get back on the wagon.



I'm now aiming for 1-2 pounds of fat loss a week. I'll be happy with one now. It will keep me in a sane state of mind knowing that my body is giving up any precious muscle.

Do you mean "knowing that my body isn't giving up any precious muscle"?

Maki Riddington
07-04-2002, 07:28 PM
Day 34

Yes, you're right CD.

Great arm and shoulder workout. I had lots of energy as well. I was digging deep for the last couple reps which made me feel even better about my workout.
I was talking with a guy at the gym while I was working out and he gave me a chest program to try for strength.

Basically it goes like this:

3 build ups sets x 4 reps
1 set with max weight for 4 reps
Pyramid down again and then your last set will be a back off set where you'll bang out as many reps as possible.

I'm gonna give it a go. There's nothing revolutionary about the program but it never hurts to take advice from someone else.
I'm pretty open at taking other peoples advice so even if they are less experienced I can't knock it till I've given it a test run. Most times I'll stick with the outlined program for 1-2 weeks and then make my own changes as I see fit. This way I can learn how my body repsonds and what the underlying factors are in the end that resulted in a positive or negative change.

I also had a nice chat with a former north American powerlifting champ. Don something rather. Sure looks like one with his monsterous forearms and his powerlifter belly. We basically chatted about techniques and how the mind is so powerful when it comes to competitive sports yada yada yada..... The rest is boring.

Tonight it's leg night. I'll be starting to increase my volume and working on my speed. No more heavy lifts until my 'bulking' cycle.

Oh ya, my sups were on and so was my food. The only thing I don't look forward to is my 4 table spoons of flax oil everyday. It gives me a nasty feeling in my stomach and I can taste the flax oil everytime I burp. Ughhhhhhhh!!!

Adam
07-04-2002, 08:04 PM
Did that happen to be Don Reinhoudt?

Maki Riddington
07-04-2002, 08:08 PM
I'll ask him.
Mind you this was awhile ago when he was young.
I believe he said it was in the 181 pound weight class.

Adam
07-04-2002, 08:21 PM
doesn't sound like the same guy, one im thinkin of is SHW:) from a while ago though, born in 45.

Mystic Eric
07-05-2002, 12:40 AM
He already tried it and gave up after 1 week.

Maki Riddington
07-06-2002, 03:36 PM
Day 36

I started my carb up on Friday and will continue today.
I had:

600 grams form malto
2 packs of Mr Noodles
1 box of Kraft mac and cheese
2 protein shakes
40 grams of glutamine
20 grams of craetine
30 hot wings
1 pint of beer
1 bowl of vanilla ice cream
1 granola bar

I weighed in a 210 today. :eek:
I'm gonna do a chest and back workout today so I will keep my carbs at 500-600 grams today.
Should make for a nice pump.

Mystic Eric
07-06-2002, 06:42 PM
I thought you said you're gonna post pictures of no relevance? Where are they?

Maki Riddington
07-06-2002, 08:22 PM
They'll be up tomorrow.

Mystic Eric
07-06-2002, 08:29 PM
LOL are you gonna get drunk tonight or something?

Maki Riddington
07-06-2002, 09:14 PM
Are you saying that I'm usually stuck at home on a Saturday night?

Ya, I'm going out for some pints, wings, pizza and souvlaki.

Good god I'm pumped right now. The only thing is my tummy is pumped to, if you know what I mean. I think I over carbed yesterday.

Had a good chest and back workout. Now I'm sucking back oatmeal and fruit punch carb up mixed together.

Blood&Iron
07-06-2002, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

Ya, I'm going out for some pints, wings, pizza and souvlaki.

Wait...that doesn't sound very much like dieting...

Marcel
07-06-2002, 10:15 PM
Nope doesn't sound like dieting to me either...but if it's working for ya...have fun! :D

Maki Riddington
07-07-2002, 06:06 PM
Pointless pics to keep my hoards of readers happy.;)

This one was taken the first day I met Eric.
I was about 205.

Maki Riddington
07-07-2002, 06:10 PM
Hairy calf shot.
Lol.

Mystic Eric
07-07-2002, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Pointless pics to keep my hoards of readers happy.;)

This one was taken the first day I met Eric.
I was about 205.

Ahhhhh I remember that day... It was the start of a beautiful friendship :hide:

Franco
07-08-2002, 04:41 AM
Ace calves Maki.

ElPietro
07-08-2002, 08:41 AM
Those look like stock rims...what's up with that rice boy!

Maki Riddington
07-08-2002, 09:58 PM
Day 38

Weight:210.5
I'm fat, I don't feel like posting my failures this past weekend.
All I think about is fat and how it loves my body.:(

Blood&Iron
07-08-2002, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Day 38

Weight:210.5
I'm fat, I don't feel like posting my failures this past weekend.
All I think about is fat and how it loves my body.:(
Well, you have company at least. I feel a bit fat myself these days. Feel any better?

Marcel
07-08-2002, 10:16 PM
Hahaha! suckers! Hope you feel less fat, fat boys. ;)

Maki Riddington
07-10-2002, 07:09 PM
Day 40

It seems that my left side of my hip is tweaked. I have a feeling it's because of my speed squats now. I'm working on using my left side more since I have a tendancy to push off on my right side. The result is a bigger right quad. Actually it's my vastus lateralis that's a lot bigger. When doing them I noticeed that I was still pushing off on my right side more.


My speed squats are as is: 8 sets of 4 with 30-60 seconds rest in between. I'm using 240 right now. That's my workout.
If I'm feeling good I'll do 3 sets of leg extensions afterwards.

More stretch marks on my chest. Must mean that my chest is growing . Never ever had them suckas before so it's finally nice to have them even though they uglify my boobs.

I got arms and shoulders tonight. My food is so so. I could be doing much better though. I have these incrediable hunger pangs post workout and they just kill me. Supps are sorat on. I've been skimping on my vit intake. Must do better.

Other than that I'm doing ok. I'm not weighing myself anymore so it will be a few weeks before I weighin again.

Mystic Eric
07-10-2002, 07:37 PM
I have stretch marks on my chest too! You ruined me maki!!! :cry:

Maki Riddington
07-11-2002, 07:16 PM
Day 41

I'm steadily losing intrest in my diet. Not good.
My weight is at 210.
I've gained some weight back. Damn it!!
I'm supposed to do arms and shoulders tonight, cause I skipped em last night. We'll see................

rookiebldr
07-11-2002, 11:05 PM
Maki-

What gives, I've been doing these wbb routines and I haven't gotten one stretch mark - not one. You give eric a new routine and already stretch marks? :cry: :D :D lol

Mystic Eric
07-11-2002, 11:08 PM
Maki's been training me for about a year now :D

Maki Riddington
07-13-2002, 03:37 PM
Day 43

It seems that my zest for fat loss is coming to an end.
This is not good.
So I will be revamping my fat loss plan again.
I'm thinking of doing a CKD again.
And a little bit of cardio. It seems that very 5 weeks I lose motivation and I need a new plan of attack.
I've also noticed that my body repsonds much better when my carb intake is below 150 grams.
I'm about 210 and I would like to be 195 at the start of my bulk cycle this fall.
So I will be doing some thinking this weekend.

Mystic Eric
07-13-2002, 05:10 PM
Wtf man. I guess you're just like Ironman/Monstar/Mike Henley/:cool::cool:. tuttut

MonStar
07-13-2002, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by Mystic Eric
Wtf man. I guess you're just like Ironman/Monstar/Mike Henley/:cool::cool: tuttut

And whats wrong with that? Hehe j/k. :cool::cool:

Maki Riddington
07-15-2002, 09:27 AM
Day 45

A pig fest this weekend. I was cleaning my room and I stumbled across a proper measuring tape so I proceeded to measure some bodyparts.

My legs are 26 cold and 27 flexed.
My arms are 14.5 cold and 16 and a bit flexed.
My calfs are 16.5 cold and 17.5 or a bit flexed.
My chest is 42
My wrist is 7 inches.


I don't know whether some of these are decent or not. None the less they're out there now. I was happy with my arms as they are my worst part size wise.

So, my new diet is:

Training Days
170 grams protein
120 grams carbs
60 grams fat

Cals: 1700 cals

Off Days

Carbs:50 grams
Protein: 200 grams
Fat: 100 grams


Yes it's a low cal diet. I want to see what happens to the body when it is forced to use this much fuel.
I have a slow metabolism now and I will be doing no cardio. Just weights 4xs a week. Oh ya, and one carb up daydepending on how I feel.

Also, I'll measure my body parts in a month, so we can see if there is a drastic difference. I believe there will be in my arms.
:cry:

Maki Riddington
07-17-2002, 04:29 PM
Day 47

My food intake is on. Although I'm starving by the end of the day. I find myself raping the kitchen for stuff to snack on. Sheesh, two days and I have these incrediable cravings. I will survive!!!

Woked my arms out last night. The supersetting is just trashing my elbow flexors which is great. 3 sets and I'm done.
My tric however is a problem. I have this uncomfortable clicking in my elbow when I do my triceps. It feels like my elbow is going to pop out and I get a tingling feeling that shoots up my left forearm when doing skull crushers and tricep extensions.

So I was left to do reverse cable press downs. :(
Not a good tricep workout.

Legs tonight!:help:

I was looking through some pics of myslef and I will scan a couple of pics when I get the chance of myself at 165. I believe I was below 9%. The calipers said 7% but I would place my self at 8-10%. Of course you guys/gals can decide what my bf aproximately is when I put the pics up.
These pics are 3.5 years ago. I will give myself till the end of the month to evaluate this diet and then I will add some light cardio in depending on where my weight is at.

chris mason
07-17-2002, 05:54 PM
You look big in the pics you posted just above.

Maki Riddington
07-17-2002, 06:14 PM
Although big is nice, I would like to be leaner.
When I'm leaner I will concentrate on building myself up at a slower pace. I will be bigger at a lower bodyweight in the end of my next bulk cycle.
For now, I must battle my mind and the fact that I will shrink and lose my status for a short period of time.
Thanks for the compliment. Not as big as you though.
:cool:

WannaBeStrong
07-18-2002, 11:30 AM
Hey Maki, do you think the Liquidex benefitted you any?

Peace.

Maki Riddington
07-18-2002, 03:19 PM
No.
Although I only used it for 6 weeks.

WannaBeStrong
07-18-2002, 03:57 PM
I could see a benefit in using it in conjunction with test, but straight out it didn't seem like it could do you much good, unless you have some gyno/water retention issues related directly to estrogen.

Thanks for the head's up. :)

Maki Riddington
07-20-2002, 04:01 PM
Day 50

Still haven't done legs. I'm gonna do them tonight.
My food has been on and I haven't cheated yet. Well, except for the nachos and cheese and a couple pints of beer last night.
My legs are looking a lot leaner, the cuts are coming out.
Also my upper body is looking better. I weighed in today at 204.
I'm gonna do some cardio this week. Just this week.
4 days of low intensity cardio.


On another note, I shaved my head.

Silverback
07-20-2002, 04:14 PM
lookin good, your definately reaching ur goals, do you aim to compete at some stage?

i just shaved my head to although im regretting it now, i look like a right thug, oh well we live n learn.

Maki Riddington
07-20-2002, 05:28 PM
Lol, ya I gots the the thin chin strap going on as well.
Yes, my goal is to compete at 180-175.
But I need to add another 10 pounds on my frame first.

The_Chicken_Daddy
07-21-2002, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

On another note, I shaved my head.


Originally posted by Big-Ron
i just shaved my head to...

Everyone wants to be like Robboe eh?...;)

Maki Riddington
07-21-2002, 11:36 AM
Except I look good.;)

Day 51

Did my legs finally last night. Kinda sore this morning. My food was sorta a bing as I had a MRP, 2 pints, 20 chicken wings and 1 souvlaki dinner.

I'll call it my cheat day.
I'm gonna try and do some cardio today. Ya right, it's super nice today and there's a slam dunk comp this evening at Dolphin Park.

Tommorrow I do chest and back.

MonStar
07-21-2002, 10:22 PM
Whats your diet like Maki? And how have your results been?

You seem to cheat a little here and there without it hindering your fat-loss too much.

Mystic Eric
07-21-2002, 10:42 PM
Maki = :cool:

Maki Riddington
07-22-2002, 05:51 PM
Day 52

Weight: 207 probably because of my cheating yesterday.

My diest consists of eating under 1700 calories.
It really depends on my workouts. I'm gonna do chest and back tonight.
I had lunch with Manveet and Eric today. It's cool to meet new people. Manveets a nice dude.:cool:

I did my cardio this morning, so much fro 30 minutes. I lasted a whole 5 minutes on the stair climber before switching to the treadmill. My legs were screaming at me. It was killing me.
I did only 20 minutes total. Went home and fell asleep. I also didn't take my EC today.

Manveet
07-22-2002, 05:56 PM
[QUOTE]Manveets a nice dude[/QUOTE

Thanks, Maki is a cool guy too :cool:

Maki Riddington
07-23-2002, 12:18 PM
Day 53

I got some benching advice from a guy who gave me the bench program. Like I said, I'm always open to getting advice on my form. Well he pointed out that I need to practice my form and establish a routine pattern movement. I also need to take a wider grip because my forearms tend to come towards my biceps as I'm pushing the weight up. This places more empahsis on my triceps. I don't like benching, probably because I suck at this movement. So I will suck it up and start over. I also expend too much energy controlling the decnt of the bar which makes me lose any kind of stretch reflex when trying to come out of the explosive isometric portion in the bottom of my bench. This is my sticking point, I could chalk it up to a weak muscle group but I think that my muscles in terms of strength are in balance (using Poliquins structual balance ratios). I'm looking forward to my next benching session. I will aim for 230x4 on my last set. Not much, but like I said I must relearn my movement pattern and explode up. It's gonna take a lot of concentration on my part and some spotting, hopefully from the guy so he can point out any errors.
I think it's safe to say this guy knows something about benching. he only weighs a very muscular 205 or so at 5'8 and he benches 405x3. His arms are long as well so it makes it all the more difficult for him. He pushed me hard on my last back off set. I'm still pumped today and I'm sore.:D

Overall I'm pleased that I'm on the path to a bigger bench. seeing as my chest is a weak point. My food was low again which is fine and I skipped my creatine and glutamine. I have been skimping on my vits as well. I seem to never really take them as I never notice anything from taking them.
Arms tonight. I'm gonna be taking two days off to cheatthis weekend as I'm going away on a stag.

Mrs Riddington
07-25-2002, 01:58 PM
Day 55

Not much to say.
Weighed in at 201.5 this morning.
I won't update this until Monday morn or night.

ElPietro
07-25-2002, 02:01 PM
Hmmm...I think you may have login issues now if you two are sharing the same computer. I don't think your girl weighs 201.5 eh Maki? :D

Manveet
07-25-2002, 02:04 PM
haha.

Blood&Iron
07-25-2002, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by catherine
Day 55

Not much to say.
Weighed in at 201.5 this morning.
I won't update this until Monday morn or night.
Weren't you a shade over 100lbs yesterday? You start coming to this site and put on 100 LBS OVERNIGHT. DAMN. I guess girls should worry about turning into a man if they start lifting weights.

LMAO.

Mystic Eric
07-25-2002, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by ElPietro
I don't think your girl weighs 201.5 eh Maki? :D

Now I see why he's so reluctant to talk about his girl with me... :D