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Mr. _____
06-14-2007, 11:02 AM
Lately my gains have been slowing and WBB1 was getting stale. Thankfully, WBB1.1 came out at the perfect time, so I'm switching to that routine and hopefully bringing a new attitude with it. I thought with this whole theme of a "fresh start" to get me going again, I'd start a new journal too, not that anyone reads my journals anyways.

Now people usually put their starting stats on the first post of the journal, so I'll follow suit.

Experience: ~3 months of not-so-dedicated lifting using WBB1
Height: 6'2
Weight: 164
Bench: ~175
Squat: ~225
Deadlift: 255

Mr. _____
06-14-2007, 11:07 AM
Back Squats:
135x5
175x5
175x5
175x5
175x5
175x5

DB Lunges:
70x5
90x5
90x5
90x5
90x5
90x5

SLDLs:
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5

Calf Raises:
260x10
260x10
260x10
260x10
260x10

Abs:
3 x Planks for 1 minute

Weight:
164 lbs.

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With my "new beginning" I focused on checking my ego and using perfect form for each exercise, mainly squats, even if I had to go lower in weight. Before I'd be using 205 for sets and not go all the way down. Today I went to 175 for my sets and went really low, past parallel, and I feel like I got a better workout here than at the higher weights.

Mr. _____
06-15-2007, 11:16 AM
Straight Arm Pulldowns:
20x5
30x5
30x5
30x5
30x5
30x5

Bench:
95x5
140x5
140x5
140x5
140x5
140x5

Standing DB Press:
20x5
35x5
35x5
35x5
35x5
35x5

Dips:
BWx9
BWx5
BWx6
BWx4
BWx3

Standing Bicep Curls:
25x5
25x5
25x5
25x5
25x5

Weight:
165 lbs. (+1)

Mr. _____
06-19-2007, 11:15 AM
Deadlifts:
135x5
185x5
185x5
185x5
185x5
185x5

Squats:
135x5
165x5
165x5
165x5
165x5
165x5

Good Mornings:
65x5
75x5
85x5
85x5
85x5
85x5

Seated Calf Raises:
50x10
75x10
75x10
75x10
75x10
75x10

Weight:
163 lbs. (-2) :mad:

zela
06-20-2007, 10:49 AM
Hey good stuff man. I am about where you are at 6'1", I was 165 just 6 weeks ago but now I'm 175 and our numbers are about the same on the squat, dead, and bench. Good job on pulling through on all those squats after those deadlifts!

Mr. _____
06-25-2007, 09:13 AM
Bench:
95x6
140x5
140x5
140x5
140x5
140x5

Lat Pulldowns:
80x5
120x5
120x5
120x5
120x5
120x5

One Arm DB Rows:
45x5
45x5
45x5
45x5
45x5

DB Skullcrushers:
20x5
20x5
20x5
20x5
20x5

Hammer Curls:
25x5
25x5
25x5
25x5
25x5

Weight:
165 lbs. (+2)

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So week #1 of my new journal/routine is complete. I'm happy so far with my slightly modified WBB.1 schedule. I'm really liking the 5x5 scheme over the stuff I was doing before. The scaption exercise gave my left shoulder a sharp pain at the top of the movement so I stopped that. Next week if it still hurts I might substitute military presses in for that so I'm not neglecting shoulder work on that day. Other changes I made were... I switched a 2nd bench day for pushups because I think doing pushups is stupid, and bench is the #1 thing I want to improve, so I figured hitting it twice a week would be good. I can't even come close to doing 5x5 chins so I switched lat pulldowns for those until I get stronger. And on the 2nd leg day it had some odd exercises that frankly I just didn't feel like doing, so I decided to squat again there.

zela
06-25-2007, 04:23 PM
Good job on the weight gain there man, just make sure you keep that 1lb - 2lb weight gain every week. Good to see you put up some weight on that bench and passed me. As far as those chins go, those lat pulldowns and DB Rows really help alot in my opinion. And that 5x5 thing is gold I just don't use it on all my excersizes. Finally if you need help gaining some weight I'll put my normal diet up in my journal in case anybody was wondering.

North
06-25-2007, 04:47 PM
keep up the good work

Mr. _____
06-25-2007, 05:44 PM
Thanks North!

Thanks too Theseus! The weight gains should continue to steadily go up now. I slacked off for a few days there and went down to 162 for a day. At that point I got pissed and I've been eating much more consistently. Hopefully I can get up in the 170s by the end of summer. Next week I'm going to up the weight in every exercise.

Mr. _____
06-28-2007, 09:25 AM
Back Squats:
135x5
185x5
185x5
185x5
185x5
185x5

DB Lunges:
100x5
100x5
100x5
100x5
100x5

SLDLs:
145x5
145x5
145x5
145x5
145x5

Standing Calf Raises:
280x10
280x10

Weight:
166 lbs. (+1)

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This was probably the toughest workout I've ever done. I went up 10 pounds in every exercise. I felt completely dead leaving the gym. I skipped the last 3 sets of calfs because I just wanted to go sit down or something. My legs are gonna be so sore tomorrow. Whew!

Mr. _____
06-29-2007, 10:49 AM
Bench:
95x5
115x5
145x5
145x5
145x5
145x5

Straight Arm Pulldown:
30x5
30x5
30x5
30x5
30x5

Standing DB Press:
40x5
40x5
40x5
40x4
35x5

Dips:
BWx6
BWx4
BWx4

Standing DB Curls:
30x5
30x5
30x5
30x5
30x5

Weight:
167 lbs. (+1)

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**** my legs are sore!!!! Today I went up in everything except pulldowns and I should've because they were too easy. I thought I was going to die on the last rep of bench but somehow I got it up. I did die on the DB presses so I went down for the last set. Dips were hell so I brought it down to 3 sets. Still going up in weight I'm happy.